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Wood Floor Drying in The St. Louis Metro Area

Drying a wood floor properly after it has gotten wet in a flood or because of a water leak is essential. Proper drying techniques and equipment can help to prevent warping, cracking, and the growth of mold and mildew, all of which can significantly damage a wood floor. By taking the time to properly dry a wood floor, homeowners and property managers can enjoy the long-term benefits of a beautiful, functional, and safe floor.

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Wood Floor Drying

All Clean has a wealth of experience in drying wood floors. We have been providing water damage restoration services for over 40 years, and our team members are all certified by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). With this level of expertise and training, we are well-equipped to handle any wood floor drying project, no matter how large or complex.

Properly drying a wood floor after it has been affected by water, such as in the case of a flood or leak, is crucial in order to preserve its integrity and prevent damage. Using the correct drying techniques and equipment can prevent warping, cracking, and the growth of mold and mildew, all of which can significantly harm the floor. By ensuring that the wood floor is thoroughly and effectively dried, homeowners and property managers can enjoy the long-term benefits of a functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing floor.

Mike and Christian Went well beyond our expectations in dealing with our very wet crawlspace. I would very much recommend this hard working crew.
- Mel, Belleville, IL

Hardwood Drying Process

The process of restoring a water damaged wood floor involves several steps to ensure that the floor is thoroughly dried and repaired. After assessing the situation, we will choose the appropriate drying techniques and equipment to use. Like when drying walls & cabinets, we use specialized fans, dehumidifiers, or other equipment to remove excess moisture from the wood and surrounding areas. Once the wood has been sufficiently dried, it may be necessary to sand and refinish the surface to restore its appearance and protect it from future damage. In some cases, it may be necessary to replace damaged boards or perform other repairs.

If you’ve had a wet rug laying on your hardwood floor, its important to make sure you also dry the floor beneath.

Throughout the restoration process, it is important to regularly monitor the moisture levels in the wood and surrounding areas to ensure that the floor is fully dry and ready for use. 

How Do You Know My Floor is Dry

To ensure that a hardwood floor is completely dry, our team at All Clean uses a variety of moisture detection tools and techniques. We use moisture meters to measure the moisture content of the wood and surrounding materials, and we also use infrared cameras to identify any hidden moisture that may not be visible to the naked eye. By regularly monitoring the moisture levels in the wood and surrounding areas, we can determine when the floor is fully dry and ready for use. Trust our team to thoroughly and effectively dry your hardwood floors.

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Extract Water From Above & Below Your Hardwood Floor

When it comes to drying hardwood floors, our team has a proven process to ensure that your floor is thoroughly and effectively dried. First, we use high-pressure vacuum equipment to remove excess water from the surface of the wood flooring. This helps to prevent further damage and make the drying process more efficient. Next, we use moisture sensors to locate any wet areas on the floor, allowing us to target these areas specifically with our drying efforts. We then apply water extraction mats over the affected areas and use hoses to connect the mats to a powerful truck-mount extraction machine. This machine draws out any water that is trapped beneath the flooring, ensuring that it is thoroughly dried. Finally, we clean and refinish the floor if necessary, returning it to its original beauty and condition. Trust our team to expertly restore your hardwood floors.

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of the hardwood floor drying process can vary depending on a number of factors, including the extent of the water damage, the humidity and temperature of the space, and the type of wood flooring. In general, the drying process can take anywhere from a few days to a week or more.

Can you save a hardwood floor that has been heavily damaged by water? In some cases, it may be possible to restore a hardwood floor that has been heavily damaged by water. However, the success of the restoration process will depend on the extent of the damage and the type of wood flooring. It is always best to consult with a professional water damage restoration company like All Clean.

It is generally recommended to remove furniture and other items from the room while the hardwood floor is being dried. This will help to ensure that the drying process is as effective as possible and will also prevent the furniture from being damaged by the drying equipment.

It is generally best to avoid walking on the floor while it is being dried in order to prevent further damage and to allow the drying process to proceed as smoothly as possible. If you need to access the room, it is important to take precautions to protect the floor, such as wearing protective footwear or covering the floor with a protective mat.

The coverage provided by your insurance policy will depend on the specific terms of your policy. It is always best to consult with your insurance company to determine what is covered and what is not. In general, water damage restoration services are often covered by insurance policies, but it is important to understand the limits of your coverage.

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