Obviously, you’re worried that your flooded hardwood floors will warp. Mold, however, is an even bigger concern because it can cause asthma symptoms and allergic reactions
How you prevent mold under your hardwood floors depends on where the floor is located. If you have a room under the damaged floor, you should place multiple fans and dehumidifiers in the area. If possible, cut a hole in the ceiling so you can dry the subfloor under your hardwood.
If you don’t have a space under your hardwood floor, place the fans and dehumidifiers in the affected space. You want to remove as much moisture as possible to stop mold from growing.
Over the next few weeks, look for discoloration or odd smells that can indicate mold growth.
Water damage doesn’t have to ruin your hardwood floors. Respond quickly, remove the water, and get help from Rise Construction for the best chance of saving your floor.