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Can I Prevent Water Damage in Flagler Beach To My Wooden Entry Floor By Waterproofing It?

5/22/2016 (Permalink)

Ceiling Water Damage in a Two Story House

Take Steps to Protect and Waterproof Your Wood Floor

The wood floor in your front hallway or entry gets much abuse. Wet boots, paws, and drenched coats, as well as rain blowing in when the door is held open every once in a while, will damage this beautiful flooring, ruining the wood and creating an opening for rot, molds and that earthy smell that means problems. This water damage in Flagler Beach can be prevented by taking certain steps.

Since unprotected wood is prone to yellowing, staining and other maladies, waterproofing this space are critical for maintaining the investment you made on this surface and helps prevent costly repairs.

Waterproofing this surface to prevent Flagler Beach water damage can be done in a few steps that help you protect your wood floor:

Move the furniture out of the space as well as all carpeting or throw rugs and clean the wood, thoroughly, with a vacuum cleaner and damp mop to remove all dust, dirt, and other debris as well as any food or drink spills. This step is critical because anything left on the surface can show up later in a negative way.

Use a water based polyurethane wood floor finish due to its durability, its quick to dry nature and the mild odor. It is also environmentally friendly if that is a concern. Pour this into a bucket without shaking or stirring as this creates bubbles that do not cover the same way. Dip a foam applicator into the bucket and apply to the floor.

Apply this in a systematic way, starting at one end and moving methodically toward the other. Ensure any dust or dirt that is encountered is rinsed off of the applicator to prevent it from being encased and accented in the final look.

The first coat dries in about two or three hours. Reapply and allow to dry again. You can coat this flooring another two or three times, allowing it to dry completely in between applications.

Use a quality cleaner, after a week or two, and to maintain it from that time going forward.

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SERVPRO of Flagler County can handle any residential water damage near Flagler Beach.  When water damage occurs in Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, or Hammock Dunes, please give us a call at (386) 447-2202.

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