Hardwood floor drying is considered specialty drying, most homes have choose to go with hardwood floors instead of carpet. When you add water to hardwood floors it can turn into a disaster, but with the right restoration company they can be saved.
Saving water damaged hardwood floors depends on the type of flooring, type of finish, the amount of moisture on the wood, how long the moisture has been in the wood and the degree of damage. During all water related incidents time is of the essence, the faster the response time the better the chance you have of saving the structural materials.
Some hardwood floors can have a vapor barrier which prevents the evaporation of water and the ability to extract water and properly dry the wood floors. Inspecting the hardwood floors comes first, as some flooring may look like hardwood but are actually laminate wood or a floating floor which normally are not able to be saved.
The best method of hardwood floor drying is surface drying and dehumidification. We extract water from the surface of the wood floors and then use a floor drying mat system to pull water from inside the flooring and combine that with a dehumidification process. After we have successfully dried your hardwood floors to standard it may take another 3 to 6 months for nature to remove the rest of the moisture. Then you can have your floors refinished if necessary.
Sage Restoration has the equipment and knowledge to salvage your hardwood floors.