Signs of Hardwood Floor Water Damage

You may be thinking that’s an odd question to be asked, but now and then it pays off to know the different signs of hardwood floor damage in different stages. Hardwood floor water damage is often a sign of a larger underlying issue in the form of an undiscovered leak. 


In cases of something catastrophic like a flood, damages will be much easier to spot. However, under more common conditions hardwood floor water damage may take more time and effort to spot without an untrained eye. 


United Water Restoration Group of Memphis would like to inform our readers what they should be looking for when trying to determine signs of hardwood floor water damage.


Signs And Stages

  • Moisture Stains

Now and then it can really pay off to take a long appraising look at your hardwood floors. Uniform in their ways regardless of the type of wood used, a slight change is usually incredibly easy to spot. 


It’s even easier when that change is active pooling of water, or stains left behind that have darkened the wood. In some instances, hardwood floor damage may even lead to fading although that’s a more rare occurrence.


  • Warping/Detachment

If exposed to moisture long enough the next sign of hardwood floor water damage you’ll begin to see is a warping of the wood, causing uneven walking surfaces as the materials begin to swell. 


It can even detach from the subflooring beneath, making this both unsightly and a bit of a tripping hazard, to say the least.


  • Wood Rot

While unlikely for hardwood floor water damage to have progressed to this stage without notice, there’s always that possibility that maybe this is taking place in an area of a home or property that’s not as well-traveled. 


Long-term water damage will eventually lead to wood rot. Weakening the structural integrity of both the wood and subflooring is not only a hazard to you but a structural liability in the building.


Contact Us Today

Whether it’s a small amount of water damage or a worst-case scenario, it always pays off to have someone in your corner that can confront the problem head-on when you need them. 

Contact United Water Restoration Group of Memphis today at (901) 410-4466. This service line can place you in direct contact with one of our trained technicians. Depending on your situation, one of our technicians can be at your property in as little as an hour.

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