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Protecting Your Hardwood Floors Getting Water Damage – Guide

Published by 911 Restoration Mesa on September 22, 2022 in category: Uncategorized

A new report shows that water damage insurance claims due to leaks have been increasing in recent years, while other types have declined. But still the amount of payouts from insurance companies for water damage claims are in the billions each year.

These are some tips for protecting your wood flooring from water damages in Mesa. If your home does have any water damaged hardwood floors, please feel free to reach out to us and see how we can repair your home from water damage with our restoration services.



You can control the humidity in your home

The air becomes humid in summer. In winter, the air becomes dry. Your humidifier should be adjusted according to humidity levels. If you are unsure about the humidity levels, contact an HVAC professional or your local home maintenance company.


Leverage doormats

Doormats are inexpensive and easy accessories that protect floors from water damage. Place rugs at the entrance of exterior doors to prevent water and mud from getting on your wooden floor. You should have an area that is dry for shoes, jackets, or umbrellas to prevent water from getting onto your floors. This is a great way to avoid water damage at your home.


Use a Cleaning Agent

A hardwood floor cleaner that has been specifically formulated is recommended. Wipe off any liquids that have collected on the floor, no matter how large they are. Protect your floors by not soaking your mop or cloth.


Take care of your sealant

While sealants cannot protect you from all spillages, they can help to keep your hands clean and stop water from getting into your home. Experts recommend applying the sealant no less than once per year to maximize its protection. You should look for a high-quality oil-based sealant that offers long-lasting protection.


Keep your pipe system on good condition

Most common causes of water damage are pipe leaks and other plumbing problems. Due to frozen pipes or damaged pipes, water damage incidents are more common in January and February than any other months. You can reduce leakage by checking pipes often and fixing any issues quickly.


Mesa Water Damage Restoration Specialists

If water damage is not dealt with quickly, it can lead to serious health issues. Call 911 Restoration of Mesa immediately if you notice any signs of water damage to your floor or a leak. 911 Restoration can help with everything from water damage restoration and cleanup to water removal. When you choose 911 Restoration of Mesa, you can rest assured that you will receive high-quality water damage restoration services at a reasonable price. 

You can get professional help dealing with mold remediation and water damage restoration in Mesa 24/7/365 at (602) 899-6888. Our team can reach homes and businesses around Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe and the Mesa area within 45 minutes of an emergency call. Technicians can provide a free visual mold inspection for property owners only once they arrive.

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