Denver and Boulder Colorado Hardwood Flooring Repair
Hardwood Floor Water Damage
The biggest enemy of your hardwood floor is water. It can damage a floor in a very short period of time. Excessive moisture will cause the floor to ripple, stain, peel, and in some cases - it can become detached from the sub-floor.
Common Types of Hardwood Flooring Water Damage
There are some obvious ways that water can be introduced to the floor and some not so obvious.
Water spills, overfilling potted floor plants, areas around your pet's water bowl, open windows and doors and plumbing backups are some of the most obvious. Thankfully, these types of problems are quickly noticed and easily remedied.
Most often people will notice some of the floor boards in front of a dishwasher or refrigerator becoming rough or cupping. This is usually due to a slow water leak.
Occasionally a refrigerator is moved out to clean or to retrieve a dropped item from behind it. When it is pushed back in, the water supply line may get pinched or crimped, causing a pinhole in the line that may cause a small leak. It may not be noticed until the wood flooring has absorbed enough water that it begins to cup and warp.
The dishwasher may also develop a small leak either from movement of the water line, wear in the waterline, or a loose drain connection. Like the refrigerator, this leak may be small enough not to be noticed as a puddle on the floor, but eventual cupping and cracking is a sure sign that there is a leak.
Water Damage to Wood Floors - Other Causes
Other common causes may be too much water used to clean the floor, a leak in an exterior door threshold or a humidification system that is set too high.
Regardless of the cause, the floor may not be a complete loss. With the proper amount of dry time, the floor may flatten back out on its own. If it is not completely flat after it has dried, a flooring professional should be able to sand and finish the damaged area and return it to its original condition.
In some cases though, the damaged flooring may need to be removed and replaced with new flooring.
Boulder and Denver Colorado's Alpine Hardwood Flooring can confidently take care of such a task for you. Simply click here to contact us and tell us what you need.
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