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When Water met Wood

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water and wood don't mix. This is abundantly clear if you've been following the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. When water sits on top of hardwood floors it can permanently ruin the hardwood, as the wood will absorb the water through It's pores causing warping and discoloration. So if you have water damaged floors or even just a spill, you'll want to remove the water and dry your floors as quickly as possible. Speed is the key. The first 24 hours are critical and the longer the wood is in contact with water, the worst the damage could be. When water is removed from hardwood floors and properly dried you may be able to save the wood. Most likely you will need to sand and refinish the wood afterwards. SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress will help you avoid the cost and hassle of ripping up and hauling away the hardwood, as well as paying for new wood and installation. Refinishing hardwood is less expensive vs replacing it.

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