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There are various causes of water damage such as leak, clogged drains and building problems. But the mainly vital and hazardous cause of water damage...

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Wood floors can really make or break a home's appearance. Elite Flood Damage & Contents Specialist works fast to reverse the severe water damage to hardwood floors caused by flooding or surprise leaks. In some cases a hardwood floor can be saved if the drying process is begun before the floor begins to buckle. When dealing with any water loss, a fast response time is a critical factor in mitigating the loss, and it is especially important in the case of hardwood floors. The longer they are wet, the greater chance that buckling will occur. When water is left on a wood floor, or if excessive moisture rises from below the sub floor, it becomes trapped between the wood floor and the sub floor. Cupping will occur if the top of the wood dries faster than the bottom of the wood or the moisture is absorbed by the underside and causes it to expand, raising the edges. The biggest mistake that can be made is to sand the floor flat while it is still retaining moisture. This leaves the wood with thinner edges than the center. Elite Flood Damage & Contents Specialist use a combination of CFM and static pressure to literally force water out of damaged hardwood floors. High velocity air-flow is directed into the flutes between the flooring and the sub floor. This way the floor actually dries from the bottom up. By drying it fast from beneath, cupping and associated refinishing costs could be reduced or eliminated.

Hardwood and tile floors require special attention from restorative drying companies. Many people believe that replacement is the only option when their hardwood floor is affected in a water loss. However, this is not always the case. If our Wood Floor Restoration Services is called into action on a water loss before the floors have begun to buckle (buckling occurs when the nails begin to pull through the floor) in most cases we are able to save the floor.

When dealing with any water loss, a fast response time is a critical factor in mitigating the loss, and it is especially important in the case of hardwood floors. The longer they are wet, the greater the chance that buckling will occur. So the next time you're dealing with a wet hardwood floor, don't just count it as a loss, count on Elite Flood Damage & Contents Specialist to get it dried in a hurry!

Here is the difference between cupping and crowning.

When water is left on a wood floor, or if excessive moisture rises from below the subfloor, it becomes trapped between the wood floor and the subfloor.

The biggest mistake that can be made is to sand the floor flat while it is still retaining moisture. This leaves the wood with thinner edges than the center.

After the floor dries completely the edges shrink and flatten back into position, but now since the top of the edges have been sanded, the center of each strip is higher the edges. This is called a crowned floor.

After the floor dries completely the edges shrink and flatten back into position, but now since the top of the edges have been sanded, the center of each strip is higher the edges. This is called a crowned floor.


Call our San Diego water damage emergency service hotline at 619-537-8091.