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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Water Damaged Affects Flooring: Cupping is the result of moisture absorption in between the wood planks

Quick action by New Jersey homeowners after a water damage or property flood impacts their hardwood floors; can minimize the damage to flooring materials and other property and decrease overall property damage cleanup and restoration costs. The principles of water make it easy for water intrusion to have a lasting effect on the indoor environment; evaporating and becoming humidity in the air, or wicking up porous building materials, it rarely remains in one place. SERVPRO responds faster to any size disaster, with 24-hour emergency response services for water and fire disasters. Without quick water removal and mitigation, moisture can travel throughout your home.

Flooding in this Princeton home caused severe water damage leaving the hardwood flooring moisture laden and cupped. Cupping is the result of moisture absorption in between the wood planks causing them to expand and lift upwards. SERVPRO of East Windsor uses specific water restoration equipment designed for this situation. We have water restoration certified technicians that have years of experience in dealing with damaged wood flooring. The water would be removed from the wood flooring slowly using a controlled moisture reduction process that would flatten out the cupping of the planks. Industrial air movers and dehumidifiers would be employed to circulate the air and regulate the drying time. This process saves time and money over replacing the damaged flooring.