Caring for your floors takes time. It requires you to be diligent in cleaning and maintaining them. In addition to sweeping and mopping hardwood floors, you also need to know how to look for signs of water damage, too. This will prevent your floors from being destroyed due to excess moisture.
Some things to look for when looking for water damage include:
•Cracks as well as separation between boards
Some damage isn’t visible. It occurs in the subfloor and requires repairs or replacement. Using a wood moisture meter can help you determine just how wet a hardwood floor has become any time of year.
When to Repair and Replace Flooring
Significant damage can cause you to have to need to repair or replace flooring. Depending on the extent of the water damage found, you’ll want to replace damaged boards or repair them. You’ll be able to determine which is necessary after looking at the floor closely. Crowning, cupping, cracking, and buckling are never a good thing so watch for them to prevent water damage from further destroying your hardwood flooring.
Treating your hardwood floors with care is worth the time you invest in the process. Not only will you have something beautiful to show for it, you’ll also prevent water damage from wrecking the appearance of your home. Address problems right away and enjoy the look of wood as your flooring for years to come.
If you need a wood flooring replacement, make sure to call FloorQuest today!