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Hardwood Floor Drying

April 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

We come into many different surfaces that are affected by water damage; one of the most concerning is hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring is expensive to install and difficult to match if only a small portion is damaged. We strive to restore damaged surfaces instead of replace them whenever possible. We use a piece of equipment called an Injectidry system that is paired with Rescue Mats. This piece of equipment we use, is designed to pull air through the flooring with allows moisture to leave the floor.

Injectidry System

When wood floors get wet they may cup, which is caused by a difference in moisture between the edges and middle portions of the wood. We can reverse this when treated in a timely manner. Hardwood flooring has grooves on the bottom side which allows for air to move through by utilizing the small cracks between boards on top.

Cupped Hardwood Flooring

By pulling air through they flooring we allow for evaporation to start to happening. As the hardwood floor starts to dry it will return to its original shape. This process takes many days to complete, but can save a lot of time and money. This prevents having to remove and replace all of the flooring. After this process is done, there is sometimes gaps between boards; this is normal and the boards will return return to being close together after they re-acclimate to the house. When going through the drying process, we remove most humidity out of the air causing the boards to become smaller than what they were. Once they adjust to the proper humidity of the house, the flooring will often need to be refinished because of the expanding and shrinking of the boards that ruins the original finish. If we are informed that hardwood flooring has been damaged at your residence, we will come prepared to save the hardwood floors and start the drying process. We do not want to remove the floor anymore than you do, so acting fast can save you a lot of money and headache.

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One response to “Hardwood Floor Drying”

  1. John says:

    That was a nice information, thank you for sharing. It’s a pleasure to visit here. If you have some time, you can also visit us in Wood Floor Planet NJ .

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