Recognizing Signs of Hardwood Floor Water Damage

It pays off to ask yourself now and then if you would be able to recognize signs of hardwood floor water damage. Often telling signs of a much bigger water damage issue, being able to recognize hardwood floor damage with ease is useful for anybody who owns the property. 


In the instance of a flood, damages will be much easier to spot, but if you’re experiencing something like a hidden leak, then it could take much more time for damages to reveal themselves. 


Whether you’re dealing with an active water damage situation, or you’re just trying to keep an eye on things, United Water Restoration Group of Beaverton would like to make sure that you can recognize signs of hardwood water damage so you can be prepared.


The Signs of Hardwood Floor Water Damage

  • Moisture Stains

Regardless of the type of wood you’re using, hardwood floors typically have a very uniform appearance when they’re laid. This uniform appearance can make it incredibly easy to spot even the slightest changes, and that includes the early warning signs of hardwood floor damage. 


Watch for moisture stains that cause the wood to darken in spots, potentially with active water pooling as well. In some cases, exposure may even cause some times of hardwood flooring to fade but that’s a more rare occurrence.

  • Warping/Detachment

When exposed to moisture too long, over time hardwood floor water damage is going to escalate beyond stains and puddles and begin to swell. 


This swelling will warp the wood, and even potentially detach from the subflooring. This is not only a distressing sight, it’s also a serious tripping hazard.

  • Wood Rot

In worst-case scenarios, you may see the worst sign of hardwood floor water damage possible in the form of wood rot. If you have property or areas of your home you rarely tread for whatever reason, unknown water damage may wreak havoc on it. 


The unknown water damage that has been left unchecked can cause the flooring and subflooring to actually progress to a stage of actively rotting. Now it’s not only a safety hazard, but if it’s spread enough it immediately becomes an issue of structural integrity. 


Call Now

When dealing with any form of water damage, including hardwood floor water damage, it’s important to have only the best professionals possible at your back. United Water Restoration Group of Beaverton has the training and the equipment necessary to tackle any water damage repairs water damage may have caused. 


We can be reached 24/7 at (971) 270-3960. This service line can place you in direct contact with one of our professional technicians. Depending on the situation at hand, one of our technicians can be at your property in under an hour! 

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