Water damage is a common problem with those that have hardwood or finagled wood bottoms around their homes or marketable parcels, with wood’s natural fibres fluently soaking up water.
It’s fluently conspicuous due to the curving and cupping of the floorboards creating a bowed or raised bumpy appearance.
However, the damage is unrecoverable and can be virtually insolvable to fix, If water damage has gone unnoticed still and been allowed to progress and spread across a hardwood bottom.
In this case, water damaged wood bottoms may bear a full restoration and indeed relief of the affected floorboards.
To help you avoid the hassle and plutocracy needed to fix wood bottom water damage, Quicksand Flooring has put together a simple companion on how to cover your bottom from water damage and how to act presto once you notice the early signs of water creeping underneath your floorboards.
Steps to precluding wood bottom water damage
It’s far easier to help wood bottom water damage than it is to try and repair wood bottom water damage once it’s formally started to take hold. Then there are some ways to‘ leak proof’ your home and try to avoid as numerous accidents as possible
wood flooring water damage.
- Find implicit water sources
Still, before you have a hardwood bottom installed, you should detect all the implicit water sources around your home and make sure your plumbing system has been completely checked and maintained to avoid any implicit leaks, If possible.
Water can find its way into your home and onto or underneath your precious floorboards in a variety of ways, some further problematic than others similar as dense pipes, restroom or bath overflows, appliance leakages, spillages, pet accidents and much further.
While it’s insolvable to avoid all these implicit issues fully, try to keep a kerchief at hand to soak up any redundant water from the face of your bottom snappily and efficiently before it has time to soak into the wood.
Still, it’ll have a sealant similar to wax or polyurethane formerly applied to cover it, If you have had your wood bottom installed by a professional.
However, it’s important to reseal your wood as soon as possible, If you have had your hardwood bottom installed for numerous times or you’re moving into a property with an old- looking wood bottom.
Sealants basically act as a hedge between your beautiful wood and the everyday stressors of the outside world like water, dirt, fortitude, and food but will need replacing every many times to insure they ’re doing their job duly.
It’s important to keep in mind that although a sealant does a good job of stopping any liquids from percolating into your wood straight down, they aren’t waterproof.
However, it’ll still soak in and lead to water damage, so make sure to mop up your tumbles pronto!
If water is left to sit on top of or underneath your hardwood bottoms for a longer period of time.
On top of using sealants, consider adding hairpieces, mats or other types of bottom coverings on top of your wood for further protection.
Hairpieces not only make a room feel more uncomely and add depth, but they can work wonders for precluding any dirt or water from making its way onto your wood.
We recommend placing hairpieces in your main living areas and by each hall to your home so they can cover the wood from any water or dirt carried in on shoes or fleeces from outdoors.
Another way to help avoid implicit water damage to your wood bottom is to have a regular cleaning routine in place.
Use gentle cleaning tools and avoid water- grounded products to reach, vacuum and mop your bottom on a regular base to remove any dirt or water on the face of your floorboards.
When mopping, be redundant and careful to ensure your mop is damp and not wet to catch any dirt without leaving redundant humidity before. We’d recommend only mopping your hardwood bottom when it really needs it and using a microfibre or redundant soft mop head to avoid any scrapes.
So now you understand exactly how to repair water damage to hardwood floors, you can rest assured that they will quickly resolve any water-related issues. It minimises the financial strain of repairs while also ensuring that you can restore the beauty of your floor.