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3 Steps To Cleaning Up Your Wood Floor

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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3 Steps To Cleaning Up Your Wood Floor

If you suffer from a pipe burst in your building, you should act quickly to resolve the problem to prevent any severe damage to your property. Water and wood are the perfect recipe for mold and mildew, and if left unattended for too long, the situation could result in structural damage in Bensalem, PA.
Here are three basic steps you should take to clean up your flooded floor:

1. Find the problem and fix it. Before you do anything else, you should find the source of water and stop the leak. A pipe burst will continue to leak water onto your floor unless you do something to stop it. Do not spend your time trying to remove water before stopping additional water from flooding in.

2. Remove any standing water. Now that you have stopped the leak, start removing water from the floor. The longer the water sits on a wet floor, the greater the risk of damage, as water can absorb through the cracks, seams and fibrous material of the wood, making it susceptible to mold, mildew and other damage. Towels and absorbent materials are great for pulling water off the surface of the floor.

3. Hire a professional to help. Do not try to save money and attempt the cleanup and repairs on your own. This is not the time to gamble with your own amateur knowledge of water cleanup. It is in the best interest of your business to ensure that your wood floor is properly dried, cleaned, and disinfected. A professional water damage and restoration service will send specialists that are highly trained in these processes and will ensure that any risk of mold and additional damage has been eliminated. With their professional equipment, they will also get the job done faster than if you attempted to do it yourself.
A pipe burst can really dampen your day, but if you act swiftly and call for help as soon as the problem starts, you can reduce the loss and damage to your business and also decrease the downtime while repairs are handled.

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