Tips to Protect Your Hardwood Floors
Water is arguably one of the biggest enemies of hardwood floors. After a flood, your best chance of recovering your flooring is to hire a professional restoration company immediately. However, failing to protect your floor from moisture or spills on a daily basis can also cause irreversible damage.
- Remove wet, moist, or damp items, such as carpets, clothes, boots, or appliances, from contact with the floor as soon as possible.
- Wipe up any spills from the surface immediately to prevent the liquid from penetrating the floor.
- If a room with hardwood floor has an exterior door, place a rug in front of the door.
- Inspect the plumbing and fix any leaks that might contribute to water getting onto the floor surface (or any structural component, for that matter).
- Control the humidity in your home. During the summer, air tends to be moister and during the winter, the air is dryer. Both moist and dry air can affect wood, so adjust your humidifier accordingly.
If the water has started to damage your floors, call the professionals of SERVPRO to help dry out your precious floors.