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Can Water-Damaged Hardwood Floors be Saved?

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Can a Water-Damaged Hardwood Floor be Saved?

When hardwood floors become water-damaged, homeowners first worry about the cost of repairs or replacement. But, before investing in a costly repair or replacement, there are a few steps you can take to determine whether your hardwood flooring can be saved.

The Suffolk County water damage repair and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of North Bay Shore share some quick tips to keep in mind should you face this situation in your humble abode.

Assess the Damage

The first step is to assess the extent of the damage at hand. If the wood appears to look warped, you will likely have to replace it, as this type of damage cannot usually be repaired. On the other hand, if your flooring appears to be discolored and/or has some cupping and peeling finish, it may still be possible to save it.

Estimate When the Incident Happened

The next step is to consider how long ago the damage occurred. If the damage occurred fairly recently (e.g., within a few days), your best bet for salvaging your hardwood might be to have a professional water damage restoration company dry the area thoroughly so it can eventually resurface with a new finish coat.

What to Keep in Mind

While some water-damaged hardwood flooring may be salvaged with minimal effort and expense, each situation must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity and extent of damage sustained and desired outcome by the homeowner.

If any area or feature of your home has sustained water-related damages, SERVPRO of North Bay Shore is here to help save the day. Contact us today by calling (631) 948-2458 or requesting service through our online contact form to learn more about how we can help you.

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