What to do when your wooden floors warp

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Wooden flooring is an asset in any home, but not if it’s warping or buckling! Here are some insights from basement waterproofing specialists in Rockland County, NJ.

Why are my wooden floors warping? 

The most common reason for wood to warp is exposure to water, which is unfortunately something that is present in almost every area of our homes. Even a small, undetected leak can quickly cause serious damage, as well as ruin your water bill. Sealed or painted wood can also soak up water fairly quickly, causing it to swell, cup and finally buckle, as well as push other boards out of alignment.

Steps to take when you notice your floor warping 

The longer the wood is exposed to moisture, the worse the swelling will be, so it’s vitally important to remove the source of the issue. If you have had a flood, pull up all wet carpets and remove furniture from the area, and suction up as much water as possible using a wet vacuum. Clean away any dirt and debris and place a dehumidifier in the room on the highest setting for at least 24 hours. Fans can also help, as can opening the windows if it is not a rainy day.

To prevent future flooding, it’s best to invest in sump pump installation or repair services.

If you are unsure where the moisture is coming from, you likely have a leak of some kind. It may be from a pipe in the wall or floor, or from ground water pushing up from your foundation. In this case, it is best to call in waterproofing specialists as soon as possible. With professional leak detection equipment, they can find your leak and present you with an effective solution that will minimize damage to your flooring and fix the source of the issue. They can also inspect for mold, a common occurrence that accompanies leaks, and deliver safe, odor-removing mold remediation services.

Affordable, high quality waterproofing and repair services in Rockland County, NJ 

Bonded Waterproofing is a family-owned business serving the tristate area specializing in affordable, high quality basement waterproofing services. From basement repairs, mold removal and leak detection to sump pump installation, repairs and maintenance, we do it all.

If you do choose us to manage your home’s waterproofing solution but are concerned about the cost involved, we’re also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty to go with the fairest pricing model in the industry.

For more information on our basement waterproofing services in Rockland County, please contact us or visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/ today.

 

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