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3 Ways To Protect Wood From Water Damage

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Learn how to protect the wood in your home from water damage.

Spring is officially here which means there is a likely chance for rain showers throughout April into May.  With the increase of rain coming our way, there is also a risk of water damage to your home.  It is critical that you go through the steps to protect your home from water damage especially if you have wooden furniture or flooring.  The last thing you want is for your wooden flooring or chair to warp or rot because of water damage.  Luckily, there are few simple ways to protect the wood in your home from water damage.

Keep Wooden Furniture Dry

Wooden furniture pieces, such as a chair or coffee table, are beautiful items that can enhance the look and feel of a room.  They are also extremely vulnerable to water damage in the case of a leak or flooding. Regardless of the age of the furniture piece, it is critical to get an item that is exposed to significant moisture to a dry area.  You should dry the piece of furniture by blotting it with a paper towel or cotton cloth. It is also effective to dry wooden furniture with a fan or dehumidifier, except if the piece is old.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are an aesthetically pleasing and elegant addition to any home.  It is critical that you seal them properly and clean them to prevent water damage.  If hardwood floors are exposed to significant moisture, it is best to invest in an industrial strength fan to dry the area evenly and properly.  In some cases, it is best to leave the water damaged hardwood floors to the professionals and contact Servicemaster of Baltimore to restore your floors.

Seal Outdoor Wood

Outdoor wooden features, such as fencing and decks, are the most vulnerable to water damage.  It is vital that you invest in high-quality wood, such as cedar, and have the features sealed every few years.  You want each wooden feature on your property to stand up well to rain and snow. The last thing you want is your fence to rot and form mold throughout the year.

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.

Call your local Baltimore cleaning service company: ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We have certified licensed restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Stained carpets might seem hopeless, but our service will prove otherwise. Click Here to request an estimate today!

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