The most important objectives of properly drying hardwood floors is making sure there is no mold growth or structural damage. Without calling a professional both can happen within 48 – 72 hours of damage. A regular hardwood floor has a moisture content between 6% and 12%. If your hardwood floor is damaged its moisture content could be as high as 40% – 50%. Molds can cultivate in atmospheres with a moisture content of 16% or higher. You need to call the professionals right away when you notice damage. Call the pros that get the job Done Right. Done Right Carpet & Restoration has hears of experience and is great at handling any damaged wood floors.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
There are many different types of hardwood flooring. There are strip wood flooring, plank wood flooring, laminate flooring, and engineered wood flooring. The solid plank wood floors have the best potential to be saved if damaged. Mainly because it is 100% solid and real wood. Harder wood takes longer to react to moisture. Oak flooring reacts to moisture quicker than whereas hard maple flooring may end up cupping within 3 to 4 days. damage can cause warping, cupping, shifting wood, and discoloration. Wood flooring actually also has a comfort level as well. It performs best in a relative humidity range between 30% and 50%. If you live in a humid environment it is always smart to keep a dehumidifier to ensure your wood stays within the humidity range. If you notice any warping, discoloring, or cupping of your hardwood floor be sure to call Done Right immediately. Done Right will always handle your damage quickly and professionally. Call Done Right today for a free estimate.