Water damage is one of the most common and costly issues that homeowners face. Hardwood floors are particularly vulnerable to water damage, as they can warp, swell, and even develop mold and mildew if exposed to moisture for too long. According to the EPA, mold can grow on most materials (including wood) within 48 to 72 hours, while other damage such as spots or deformations can appear in as little as two to seven days. The best way to protect your hardwood floors from water damage is to act quickly when spills occur.
Any liquid should be wiped up immediately, and if it's a major flood, it should be resolved within 24 hours. If you notice any signs of water damage, such as warping or discoloration, it's important to call a professional right away. At Certified Restoration, we specialize in restoring water-damaged hardwood floors in San Diego. We understand that water damage can be a stressful experience for homeowners, so we strive to provide fast and effective solutions.
Our team of experts can assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action for restoring your hardwood floors. In some cases, we may be able to sand and scrape up to a quarter of an inch of the wood to eliminate water damage on the surface. We also use specialized vacuums to remove water from the invisible pores in the wood that can cause further damage later on. If necessary, we can also replace wood beams that have bent, hollowed out, or discolored due to water damage.
Once the water is removed and the affected area is repaired or replaced, we can repaint the entire floor to return it to a unifying look. This will help protect your hardwood floors from future water damage and keep them looking beautiful for years to come.