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Did You Know?: We Offer Hardwood Floor Repair

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

When there are beautiful, hardwood floors running through your commercial business, you want to protect them in every way and preserve their condition for as long as possible. Hardwood floors can sustain damage from everyday spills or scratches, but large-scale fire, water, and storm emergencies can mean overwhelming consequences to the state of your floors. There’s often no way to predict these events or how much damage they might cause, but by understanding how hardwood floors can become damaged, you can be ready for whatever comes your way.

What Damages Hardwood Floors?

Heat and moisture are the two most common instigators of hardwood floor damage. Your hardwood floors can sustain heat damage during a fire and moisture can affect floors during floods and other types of water damage. Your floors may require replacement if the destruction is severe, but oftentimes, they might simply need repair work. Let’s learn a bit more about the effects of heat and moisture on hardwood floors:

Heat Damage

Heat exposure causes wood to shrink. The same applies to hardwood floors, as exposure to intense heat shrinks floor boards, leaving dangerous gaps in the flooring. In this case, the floor boards will likely need to be replaced. However, if heat exposure results solely in smoke or soot damage, the hardwood floor boards may only require repairs. Avoid hardwood floor damage due to heat in your commercial business by maintaining cool temperatures inside.

Moisture Damage

The opposite occurs when hardwood floors are exposed to moisture, as the boards absorb the water and expand. Floors can become dangerous in this state, as they are at risk of loosening, taking concave or convex shapes in processes known as cupping or crowning, and buckling. Mold growth also becomes a concern when moisture accumulates on hardwood floors, as mold grows and thrives in damp environments. High humidity levels can also create ideal conditions for mold growth, so be sure to keep humidity levels low inside of your commercial business at all times. If you discover mold growth on your business’ hardwood floors, call us immediately for our Commercial Mold Remediation services.

Let Us Be Your “One-Stop-Shop”

We offer a plethora of commercial mitigation and restoration services, from water and storm damage restoration to fire and mold remediation. Know that we also provide a list of building services that can be called upon after the mitigation and restoration services are complete in order to place the finishing touches on the job. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to be a “one-stop-shop” for our customers, taking care of everything from the beginning to the end of the job. We are committed to working quickly to minimize interruption and get your business back on its feet in no time. Trust SERVPRO of Harrisburg West to facilitate the process and take care of both the mitigation and rebuild work for your commercial business. You can learn more about our list of building services by checking out our Building Services page or picking up the phone and giving us a call at (717) 510-6779.

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