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Hardwood Floor Drying

Wood Floor Drying Chino Hills

There are of course many choices when it comes to flooring, but for decades wood floors have remained among the most popular and the most durable of flooring surfaces. From the timeless beauty of hardwood floors to the fun of bamboo flooring, wood flooring certainly has a number of important advantages over carpet, tile and other types of flooring.

One of the most significant advantages of wood floors, of course, is their remarkable durability. A high quality wood floor, properly installed, can retain its beauty for decades, and many homeowners today live in homes with wood floors that have been around since the home was first built.

Flooding is unfortunate event that sometimes happen. And when it does, most household residents  do the physical cleanup by themselves without hiring water extraction professionals or experts to deal with the situation. Prior to actual removal of water and cleaning, the starting place of the water which caused the flood should be identified as soon as possible and fixed permanently to prevent it from arising all over again.

Cleaning would usually require having to remove all visible waters first by making use of a wet vacuum pump or a bucket – depending on the volume and availability of equipment. The extraction process must be done immediately or as soon as possible to avoid a higher cost of damage inflicted by the dirty waters and also to thwart of any possibility that the area becomes a source of infectious diseases due to the presence of pathogens.

When all the water has already been extracted, floor coverings should be removed immediately and disposed properly. This includes removing items which came in contact with the flood water that are very porous, because the high absorbency rate of such materials has already contaminated the item in question making it very dirty and highly infectious. If no amount of cleaning or fixing could reinstate it in its previously clean state; hence replacements should be made eventually if still needed.

Drying Wood Flooring and Your Property Restoration

Brushing all affected surfaces with a soapy water solution removes the presence of dirt. Pay particular attention to dirt which is inserted within cracks on walls and floors. Rinse the entire area by using a mop and bucket or a garden hose with a spray gadget.

When the rinsing stage has already been done, disinfecting the entire place is a must to remove remaining germ and fungal spores. Remember that disinfecting does not entirely mean total sanitation but a means of making the area or place habitable again. Never mix chlorine bleach with other cleaning products that contain ammonia as this will produce poisonous gas. Before and during application of any disinfectant, make sure to open all air passage ways and vents to avoid inhaling the vapors of the disinfecting agent upon application.

After having done the disinfection phase, the whole area must be thoroughly dried out, and drying usually takes a couple of days or weeks depending on how big the area is. The re-occupation of any living space which has been previously flooded must only be done once the area is declared by a professional water extraction expert to be absolutely dry. The dryness is tested by a moisture meter which shows the amount of moisture above and below a given area.