Timber Floor Drying

 

Timber floors are great for most rooms. They look good and insulate heat from the floor pretty well, but they have their downsides too.

As we all know, water is the number one enemy of any wooden surface. We don’t always consider water damage when we make changes to our homes, but it’s the number one cause of damage to homes throughout Toronto, and the most affected part of all is the timber floor parquet. If it falls into contact with water, it can get destroyed pretty quickly.

timber floor drying

What should you do? Well, although there are several methods and you can find many tutorials online how to dry your timber floor, you need to take extra care so that you don’t leave any water beneath, don’t over-dry it or damage it in the process.

What we suggest, however, is that you let an expert handle the issue with the proper care and equipment. The best thing that you as a property owner can do would be to mop the area to remove the excess water, and then call an emergency company. Here is how our timber floor drying process works:

First of all the area is cleared of all the furniture and surrounding objects. They are all dismounted and left to dry in an open area. If needed, they can be dehumidified using our devices as well, but if the exposure was short letting it dry naturally might be the best option.

After that the entire area is vacuumed. Vacuuming ensures that the surface water and some of the water that resides beneath the parquet is removed. That makes the other steps simpler and shorter.

The entire area needs to be disinfected afterwards. The presence of water can activate a lot of germs, mold and bacteria which if left untreated can turn into a risk for your health.

Dehumidification is the last step of the process. Depending on the surface and the damage made, it can be completed in a few ways. One of the most efficient way is by using drying panels. Some other options include tenting with hot dry air, using hot air mats or using air movers and dehumidifiers.

Periodic moisture measurements are necessary in order to remove all the water and to prevent over-drying the wood, which can be a cause for cracking, breaking and de-coloration of the timber floor.

It is important that you take extra care whenever you’re dealing with water damage throughout your home as it is one of the most time-sensitive emergencies that you can get. For any emergency feel free to contact our 24/7 support team at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an e-mail at info@cpr24restoration.ca

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