Damage to the floor due to the leaking of water or even due to floods can cause a lot of problems and even cost you a lot of money is not administered carefully. The process of salvaging the floors is something that varies from the type of floor that the house has. While it is a different way for wood floor, it is something different for the tiled floors. But all in all, the ultimate motive is to simply make sure to save the maximum of what can be saved. While here we have suggested some of the best ways to save your water damaged wood floors, make sure to ring us up at Catstrong LLC in cases of any kind of water damage solutions.
Step By Step Procedure:
We have broken down the process of how to salvage the damaged wood flooring into a few steps depending on chronic events. It is best to make sure that the process is followed as mentioned or simply taken some professional help in case you can afford the cost of it.
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• While The Floors Are still wet:
In order to avoid any kind of mold or mildew outgrowth, make sure to vigorously rub the wood floor and with a broom or rag and scrub it with a copious amount of clean water mixed with detergent and disinfectant as well. This will ensure that the dirt or any kinds of mud is not stuck to the floor and thereby avoid the growth of mold.
In case the mold or mildew have already set in, it is best to get the floor replaced.
• How To Brighten The Wood Flooring?
Once you have scrubbed the wood flooring vigorously, you mind finding the flooring lose its shine and sheen like it has before. This is something that can be brought back using TSP or Trisodium phosphate. This is available in any of the hardware stores and is available in powdered form. It is best to mix it with water and then scrub the floor with the water and TSP solution to remove the molds and bring back some of the shine.
One main thing to remember is to make sure that the applied water is dried properly. It is best to use a dehumidifier or any kind of other vacuum cleaning methods.
• Sanding The Wooden Floors After Water damage:
You will often notice that there are a lot of concave and convex surfaces after you have dried the wooden floors and applied TSP and dried again. These uneven surfaces are known as “cupping.”
These kinds of cupped areas can be smoothened to a certain extent using heavy sanding with the help of a drum or even any kind of orbital sander. While some of it can be repaired and fixed, there will be parts of the floor that won’t be flattened out and needs to be nailed not to make it any worse.