Water is your hardwood floors’ biggest enemy. If there is a flood, your best bet is to talk to a professional restoration company right away. That said, small things add up too. Small spills and humidity can also damage your hardwood floors if you don’t protect them properly. Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do to protect your hardwood floors from the damaging effects of water.
Remove Wet Things Right Away
Don’t leave wet clothes, footwear, or appliances on your hardwood floors. Pick them up as soon as you possibly can, which will allow your floor to dry faster. If your carpet gets wet, blot it up with a dry towel immediately. If it’s just a throw rug, you should remove the rug so that both the rug and floor have time to dry. For spills that fall directly on your hardwood floors, wipe them up with a dry towel to the best of your ability. If the wood isn’t totally dry, put a fan on it so that it can get nice and dry.
Inspect Your Plumbing
A common cause of hardwood floor damage is plumbing. If there is even the smallest leak in a pipe that gets water on your hardwood floors, it can cause damage. Be sure to inspect your plumbing at even the slightest sign of an issue to prevent any issues. By performing regular plumbing inspections, you might even be able to detect if there is about to be a leak and remedy the problem before it even becomes a problem!
Protect from Outside Forces
During the summer months, outside humidity is especially high. This can damage your hardwood floors if you’re not careful. The easiest way to combat this is to purchase a de-humidifier for your home. For those wet, rainy days, all you need to do is put rugs in front of your outside doors. Make sure your guests wipe their wet shoes. Depending on who the guest is, you can even ask them to remove their shoes.
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At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 3 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.