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Protect Your Denver Hardwood Floors from Water Damage


April 10, 2019

Hardwood floors are one of the most versatile types of flooring that any homeowner can install. Not only do these surfaces last a lifetime but they are extremely design friendly, durable, and able to withstand considerable amounts of traffic. They will last, but hardwood floors are also an economical option and one that can cut down on the amount of allergens in a home. 

Instead of having plush carpet to regularly trap dirt and debris, hardwood floors are a solid surface that can be cleaned easily. These flooring types are one of the best around but there is one nemesis to the overall ability of its functionality - water.

Left unattended, water can cause considerable damage to anything and hardwood floors are no different. If your home has been subject to any of the following types of combinations with water and your flooring surface, then appropriate action is needed to immediately remedy the potential for severe damage.

Spills

Hardwood floors are resilient and can withstand most minor accidents or occurrences with a simple spill. Whether a glass of water or wine - which typically won’t stain a hardwood surface as opposed to carpet - a quick drying and removal of the liquid should be enough to keep your flooring surface looking good and undamaged from the spill.

Leaks

Consider leaks as an extended spill but instead of immediately trying to dry the area, locating the cause of the water is critical. For instance, if you have a water leak under the kitchen sink and it’s beginning to flow out and onto the hardwood floors, then shutting off the water to that area of the home should be step one.

Once complete, then the same drying procedures for spills can be implemented with the possible addition of a fan or hair dryer being used to further dry an area that has been exposed to a considerable amount of water. Timing is everything, and the quicker you can remove the water from contact with the hardwoods, the better your chance at keeping them in place without much repair needed.

Flood

A flood is an entirely different animal but again the timing and amount of water to which the floors have been exposed will determine the availability of salvage or replacement. Saving hardwood floors from flood water damage is possible but immediate action must be taken to remove the water entirely.
Depending on the cause of the flood and if conditions even warrant this opportunity, the removal process may be delayed. If so, quickly assessing the situation when possible and determining the appropriate measures needed can help to determine what is best for your hardwood floors following a natural disaster.

If you’ve experienced some water damage or are ready to discuss options about having hardwood floors installed, repaired, or refinished then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.