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Subtle Water Damage Builds Up To A Crisis in Northampton

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Northampton Water Damaged Hardwood Floors Get Restored by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Restores Hardwood Floors Damaged by Water

Life keeps homeowners very busy, distracted by work, school, children, and other obligations. Seemingly insignificant amounts of spilled or leaked water slowly harm a hardwood floor, the damage tucked in a corner you rarely inspect. When you focus on a thorough cleaning of the room containing the neglected corner, you notice with shock the condition of the floor. Give SERVPRO a chance to restore the harm and recommend a permanent fix for the excess moisture.

Your home relies on hot water heat, a gravity system that uses century-old radiators to warm your rooms. An undetected hairline crack caused a leak that slowly soaked the hardwood floor beneath the heater, the water damage in your Northampton dining room now spreading out to floorboards beyond the cover of the under-window radiator. SERVPRO has the experience and the skills to restore the harm done and respond quickly to put a stop to further damage.
 
As soon as you realize the floor is soaked through you need to consult the experts at SERVPRO. The longer your hardwood floor remains wet, the more likely it is that it suffers secondary damage like rot or a mold infestation. Wet wood risks discoloration, shrinkage, and warping. The team we assign to your home trained in hardwood restoration and knows the steps to take to dry out the floor and plan for final restoration.
 
A long term leak not only damages the visible floor but can also destroy the integrity of the subfloor and any ceilings or other structures a story below. Our IICRC certified crew members carefully evaluate the extent of the problem and employ restoration strategies intended to rehabilitate and refurbish rather than tear out the original flooring. We extract any standing water with our powerful water vacuums and then drying mats, and air movers are placed to remove more moisture. If possible, the floor should be dried from above and below, to make certain the subfloor does not retain moisture.
 
SERVPRO water abatement specialists use their training in water vapor management or psychrometrics, and drying theory to achieve the best result for your valued hardwood floor. Sanding and refinishing waits until the moisture content of the planks or strips is reduced to an equilibrium of 12 percent. Dehumidifiers and the judicious application of heat amplify the action of air movers in approaching this moisture level.
 
To restore the beautiful floors in your home call SERVPRO of Hampshire County as soon as you realize they suffer from water damage. (413) 589-8975.

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