Winter is slowly approaching which means your home is susceptible to water damage and flooding. The last thing you want to happen during the winter is water severely damaging your beautiful hardwood floors. Even if your hardwood floors are sealed correctly, they are still vulnerable to water damage. Luckily, there a few simple ways to protect your hardwood floors from water damage so that you can enjoy them for years to come.
Remove Water Quickly
One of the simplest ways to prevent water from damaging your hardwood floors is to remove any damps items or water immediately. If you spill any liquids on your hardwood floors, wipe them up and dry the spill quickly. Try your best to not leave any wet or damp items on your hardwood floors because the water will warp the wood. A great way to prevent water damage is to have a mat at your front door. Family members and guests can dry their shoes at the door, prevent water from damaging your floors.
Invest In A Humidifier
The weather in Maryland tends to shift frequently; one day it’s cold and chilly and the next it is warm and humid. Changes in the weather can affect your hardwood floors with moist and dry air having the potential to damage them. You can use a humidifier to control the humidity in your home to protect your hardwood floors from water damage.
Maintenance Is Key
It is critical that your care for your hardwood floors by cleaning them regularly and applying sealant when needed. Remember to clean your floors with products that are made specifically for hardwood floors, and try not leave any puddles or soak your mop heavily. You should apply a wax sealant once every year and oil or water based ones should be reapplied every couple years.
Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore
If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.
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