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My hardwood Floors have gotten wet! Help!

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Some of the most frantic calls we receive are when someone’s hardwood floors get wet during a water damage. Even if the water is immediately cleaned up from the surface, the water may have already penetrated the flooring. Water travels under the floor boards which causes the boards to swell and buckle. It usually takes around 48 hours for signs of visible damage and in most cases this damage is irreversible which means the floor will require replacement.

That’s where SERVPRO of The Main Line comes in. We have specialized floor drying equipment specifically for this problem. It’s called a “Trapped Moisture Ventilation System” or hardwood floor drying system. The system works by placing plastic mats on the wet flooring and using suction to draw out the moisture. The drying process typically takes 3-5 days to return the moisture content of the floor to normal and in most cases, re-finishing is not required!

When it comes to wet hardwood flooring, time is of the essence. The sooner the drying process begins the better the end result. With 24 hour emergency services, we can be on-site within hours to begin the drying process. 

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