Even though some types of flooring are virtually immune to water damage – such as tiles and stone – some floors are extremely sensitive and can absorb a lot of the moisture which can often lead them to decompose at an internal level. This is typically the case with most types of hardwood floors, which, after absorbing the moisture from a leak or a flood, can oftentimes retain it for many hours and even days afterwards.
So, let’s say that a leak sprung in the corner of one of your back rooms, and you only just noticed it about a day or so after it appeared. You managed to fix the leak fairly quickly, and you cleared the water, but the area of your hardwood floor where the water gathered still feels damp.
You may be surprised to find out that in such cases, the wood actually absorbs much of the water, and it can linger inside it for quite a while. A solution to this problem would be to have a water damage Denver company run a dehumidifier for up to about 24 hours non-stop inside the room in question. That measure will help remove the moisture from the air and the floor itself, preventing damage to your hardwood flooring which could cost you a lot to fix properly.