Winter Water Damage on Hardwood Floors

Winter water damage on your hardwood floors should be taken seriously.

Water damage on hardwood floors is hard enough on your floors, but add the salt and dirt coming in from the snowy outdoors of a New England winter, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. If your floors have been damaged or warped this winter from snow, water damage, or flooding, you should consult a professional treat the problem immediately or the damage can become permanent. It is better to treat the problem and get your floor properly dried than having to replace your whole floor prematurely.

Damage Caused by Flooding

Water damage caused from flooding or a frozen or burst pipe in your house can be permanent if not taken care of immediately. Water clean up can be difficult. Getting the water our is one thing, by thoroughly drying your hardwood floor requires the help of a professional.

Water damage that is not addressed properly can cause cupping, discoloration, warped boards, and the growth of mold and bacteria. As a professionals in this field, we use a variety of techniques to ensure perfect results in less than a week. We use a combination of heat, moving air, and industrial strength vacuum power to pull the water out of your floor and flatten warped floor boards.

Snow & Winter Damage

Sand and salt from melting snow or ice can get between and under the boards of your floor, causing them to loosen or warp and start to come up. This should be taken seriously and treated as soon as possible. Your floor can trap moisture this way. The damage is likely to occur in smaller areas closest to the doors and high traffic areas coming in from outside. Damage can also occur from putting your wet or snowy boots in the same place to dry without putting a mat underneath.

Drying the area out with towels may seem to fix the problem, but the real problem is under the surface. If you are seeing small areas of damage in your home by the end of winter, consult a professional to take a look at your floor. If not this can also lead to mold build up. Mold under your floors is an invisible threat that is often overlooked. It can cause bacteria build up and nasty allergens that can affect your family.

At AAA Flood Drying we take our business seriously. We ensure fast and thorough results to protect your floors and your home from permanent damage and dangerous mold growth. Winter water damage doesn’t have to ruin your hardwood floors. Contact us for more information about our services at (978) 392-1895 or call us 24/7 for flooding emergencies.