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What Happens to Hamden Wood Flooring After Flood Damage?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

wood flooring Afraid your wood floors have been damaged by a storm? No need to stress it, Let SERVPRO fix it.

Hamden SERVPRO Technicians Have the Tools for Successful Water Damage Recovery

The flooring of all kinds bears the brunt of water damage in a Hamden property. While ceramic tile with an intact grout line seal tends to fare better than adhesive tile and carpet. However, hardwood floorboards can run the gamut from loss to restore depending on a few caveats:

  • How quickly the restoration service began
  • If the boards received drying applications properly
  • The base construction materials for the boards

Wood flooring affected by flood damage in a Hamden property needs prompt attention from SERVPRO. Some homeowners panicked that their wood flooring got saturated and attempted to dry the boards quickly in various ways. This can be a mistake because the wood can crack if dried too rapidly. 

Detailed Drying Applications

SERVPRO technicians monitor the extraction and drying process of hardwood floorboards carefully. They have varying devices to determine the moisture content of the wood, so drying methods can be adjusted as needed to ensure the boards dry correctly and do not lose too much moisture too rapidly. 

One of the pieces of equipment the technicians rely on frequently is drying mats. These flat pieces of equipment lay squarely over a portion of the board and force warm, dry into the wood. This is especially beneficial when only a part of the flooring has water damage. The amount of moisture within the wood is at varying levels. Another technique used the force of the high-velocity airflow from the centrifugal air movers to cause embedded water vapor to rise. SERVPRO techs use dehumidification equipment during the drying phase to capture moisture as it rises to dry the worksite more rapidly.

SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 stands ready to support the local Hamden community for any size and type of flood damage restoration service needed, and the trained techs are available 24/7.

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