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Is Engineered Wood Salvageable After Water Damage in Randolph Homes?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Mats We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a water incident.

With a Swift Water Restoration Response, We Protect Many Installed Materials in Randolph Properties. 

Water damage incidents come in all sizes, making their overall impact on sensitive building materials vary as well. Engineered wood flooring is a common element in modern homes but can be heavily damaged and degraded by water. 

What Makes Engineered Wood Challenging to Restore? 

Water cleanup in Randolph homes impacts many building materials almost immediately upon exposure. With small seams to engineered wood flooring, it does not take long for standing water to penetrate this surface layer and encompass planks with damaging moisture. Surface water cleaning should be the priority to allow for moisture meters to detect damp pockets that require further attention.

What Actions Preserve Engineered Wood Flooring? 

When moisture damage has been identified in the flooring material, there is a finite amount of time before irreparable harm results. Water can initially go through phases of bonding with the wood cellulose, beginning with surface and free water and moving to trapped and then bound water. At this final stage, there is no salvaging the floors. Initial drying involves multiple tools like:

  • Drying Mats
  • Air Movers
  • Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers

With a water damage incident that affects multiple rooms, varying floor materials will be impacted by migrating moisture. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team can help with swift extraction and drying solutions to limit build-back. Call us at (973) 895-5000.

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