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How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Water Damage

Published by 911 Restoration East Dallas on September 22, 2022 in category: Water Damage Restoration

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful and expensive investment. Hardwood floors are loved for their durability, sustainability, and beauty. Hardwood floors should last years. However, you need to maintain them properly. This includes protecting your wood floor from water damage and scratches, sun damage, stains, humidity, and moisture. 

How can you protect your hardwood floor from water damage? Below we’ll explain some helpful tips to help you maintain and care for your hardwood floor so you want need to water damage restoration services of 911 Restoration of East Dallas. 


Clean Up All Messes

It doesn’t matter what kind of mess you have on your wood floor. Don’t delay in cleaning it up. To avoid getting into bigger problems later, you should do it immediately. Water stains should be cleaned up immediately as they can cause serious damage to your wood floors, including discoloration and warping. You can minimize the damage caused by mistakes.


Fix Plumbing Issues

If you don’t respond quickly to a plumbing problem, it can cause serious water damage. It doesn’t matter if the problem is a leaky pipe or flooding. Wood flooring can be damaged by water even if there’s only a small leak. Locate the source of water, such as a burst pipe leak or a roof defect, and make repairs. Routine inspections should be done on your pipes after winter. Also, ensure that you only use hardwood flooring cleaning products and that the floor is dry thoroughly.


Place Rugs At The Entrance

Dirt and mud can be dragged in and land on your wood floors, which can cause scratches and abrasions. Doormats and rugs can be used to keep dirt and mud off your wood floors and on the outside. You’ll be able to protect your wood floors better if you keep chemicals, particles, and liquids out of your wood floor. To collect dirt, mud, water, and stains from shoes, place mats or rugs outside doors.


Do Not Forget To Seal Your Floor

Sealants are not able to waterproof hardwood floors. Sealants can repel spillages and protect wood floors from water damage. Refinish your floor sealant at least once per year and reapply it regularly. If the flooring is porous and susceptible to staining or scratches, it is recommended that you apply initial sealers immediately after installation. For general sealing, it is recommended to apply sealers monthly or annually. When maintaining your wood floor, it is important to adhere to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.


Contact 911 Restoration of East Dallas

911 Restoration of East Dallas can help you restore your wood floor after a flood, or other water damage. 911 Restoration of East Dallas will help restore your wood floor to its original condition. We’ll help you restore your floor to normal. Call 911 Restoration of East Dallas today at 469-398-2841 today.

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