Hardwood Floor Water Damage? Call Grady Property Restoration
Grady Property Restoration is trained, ready, and has your best interest in mind the entire way! Grady Property Restoration teams understand the sense of timeliness in these situations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us today and get your hardwood floors looking new again!
Common Causes of Hardwood Floor Water Damage
- Refrigerator Water Supply Failure
- Ice maker Failure
- Toilet Supply Line Failure
- Many More.
How Grady Property Restoration Dries Hardwood Floors
Grady Property Restoration uses three methods for drying hardwood flooring. Teams may combine multiple techniques to dry faster and more efficiently. Even after drying, the floor may need refinishing. We do not recommend drying a hardwood floor with an LGR or conventional dehumidifier alone.
Injectidry Systems work by pulling moisture from the top of the floor. Technicians install panels over water damaged hardwood floors and connect those panels to a special vacuum designed for drying wood floors. This method creates a suction cup effect to remove excess moisture out from the bottom of the hardwoods as well as the tongue and groove of your hardwood floors.
Heat Drying System
Heat is a crucial component of drying hardwood floors. Heating hardwood floors directly can cause more damage; however, heating the subfloor from below is ideal. Too much heat on top can cause checking or cracking to hardwood floors. Heating the subfloor below will allow moisture to raise towards the injectidry system above.
Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemical attraction instead of condensation to remove water from the air.
Desiccants do not use condensation and arent limited by low dew point temperatures, so they produce the best vapor pressure of any dehumidifier.
Desiccant dehumidifiers work best in cool and dry environments. The cooler and drier the air going into the desiccant, the drier the air will be coming out.
Tips Before Grady Property Restoration Arrives
Hardwood floors look beautiful in our homes, but the one downside is water damage when they get wet. Even on sealed floors, excessive amounts of water can still be absorbed by the grain in the wood. Fortunately, Grady Property Restoration is always ready to help in these situations, but it’s also vital to act quickly. Once you notice water damage to your hardwood floors, follow these tips until Grady Property Restoration arrives.
What Happens When Water Absorbs Into Hardwood Flooring?
When hardwoods have water damage or too much moisture, cupping begins. Cupping causes the sides of the wood flooring to swell, creating a bumpy surface. In most cases, stopping the source of water and drying the floors will work. If you want to salvage your hardwood floors, follow these easy tips.
Suggestions for Drying Hardwood Flooring
- Remove as many wet items from the damaged floor.
- Use a wet vacuum or absorbent material to soak up excess water. Once you have removed all of the bulk liquid, continue using the shop-vac to remove water from the hardwood.
- Disinfect the hardwood floor by scrubbing gently.
- Place a household dehumidifier in the room and leave it running.
- Use everyday household fans to help move air around the hardwood floors.
Water Damage Restoration Technicians
Our teams are available to handle a flooded home or business 24 hours a day. Grady Property Restoration teams receive the best industry training to perform restoration services. Each team member goes through rigorous training with the IICRC (International Institute of Cleaning Restoration Certification). Water damage restoration technicians must be certified, and complete continuing education credits each year while employed by Grady Property Restoration.
IICRC Technician Certifications
- Water Restoration Technician
- Commercial Drying Specialist
- Carpet Cleaning Technician
- Repair and Reinstallation Technician
- Health & Safety Technician
- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- Applied Structural Drying Technician
- OSHA 10 hour construction
- OSHA Confined Space
- OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER
Hardwood Floor Cleanup and The Process
Every hardwood floor emergency varies in complexity, from the volume of water to the species of wood. Each situation requires a different solution, but the overall process is typically the same. The steps listed below represent our process for “common” hardwood floor drying services.
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Hardwood floor restoration begins with a phone call. Grady Property Restoration is available 24 hours a day providing hardwood floor drying services, large or small. With water damage, fast action is essential. Even delaying a few hours can significantly increase the severity of the water damage.
When you call, a team member will ask relevant questions regarding your water damaged floor. Asking questions helps us determine what equipment and support to bring, including how many prepared water damage service technicians may be needed.
Evaluation | Wood Floor Water Damage
Hardwood floor drying services begin with a detailed examination of your home or business. Our team will now determine the scope of water damage so that we can develop an appropriate plan of action.
Wood Floor Water Removal
Water extraction removes the majority of the water. Grady Property Restoration uses powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. Removing water in bulk helps reduce drying time and prevents secondary damage like mold and bacterial growth.
Water Damage Documentation Services
Most water damage services typically result in your insurance company getting involved. Hardwood floor water damage should be covered if a pipe broke or appliance failed.
Grady Property Restoration is an expert when dealing with insurance carriers. Wood floor drying and repair services require extensive work and will need significant documentation. Taking pictures, moisture readings, or even an immersive virtual reality Matterport scan are all things we can handle for you. Furthermore, Grady uses the same insurance estimating software as all of the carriers, so pricing isn’t an issue.
Drying Hardwoods After Flood
After our team removes the standing water, we will begin drying your damaged wood floors. Materials such as walls, flooring, and ceilings, may appear to be dry but a quick moisture inspection will show they are wet. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore hold water. This excess water can cause materials to decay, warp, or cause mold damage.
Cleaning Hardwood Floors and the Structure
Personal property and the water-damaged structure may need extensive professional cleaning services. In addition to cleaning your hardwood flooring, we will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings that suffer water damage. Most flooding and hardwood water damage also require professional odor removal and deodorization services.
Contents Cleaning Services
Grady Property Restoration has plenty of warehouse space dedicated to content processing during extensive water damage. Our contents cleaning area is complete with a deodorization chamber, hand, and Ultrasonic cleaning stations. We have enough secure storage where contents get inventoried until it’s ready to be brought back to your property. Our teams use Contents Track Inventory Software to digitally photograph and list all belongings on site after a loss. This content restoration software enables us to generate reports showing the condition of every affected item and the capability to track contents as required.
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