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Water Biggest Threat to Hardwood Floors

Posted on February 15th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Repairs News

The biggest threat to your hardwood flooring has been identified – as water. While the level of the moisture in the atmosphere has long been known to have some effect on wood flooring, water itself can be the biggest threat of them all. Alarmingly, it is not just accidents or spills that can cause this damage, however, it is also a threat caused simply by mopping floors or using common floor cleaners, which most people will be blissfully unaware is actually harming the very thing they are trying to maintain and protect. Failing to wring out a mop in the fullest manner, or even using that bit extra of that floor cleaner can end up doing more harm than good, as technicians at SCS Hardwood Floors are eager to make people aware of.

“The first step is to remove the water if any is still present,” the SCS Hardwood Floors technicians advise. “After the floor is completely dry, it should go back to being flat depending on how long the water has been laying on the floor. Once your floor is flat again, as long as no staining has taken place, you should be able to screen, fill and recoat to fix the floor.”

The use of any liquids during the performing of seemingly routine maintenance and cleaning of your hardwood flooring needs to be carefully monitored – otherwise you could just end up with a very expensive wood floor restoration bill to have to deal with.

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