Don’t Replace Your Floorboards After Flooding - Reztor's Professional Timber Floor Drying Can Restore Your Floor And Save You Thousands!
Our specialised equipment extracts moisture from the sub-floor, timber, and hard floor to save you the hassle and cost of replacing the floorboards. Imagine how much easier it will be. Timber floor drying will require minimal interruption to your life and cost a fraction of the price of a new floor.
If you’re the victim of flooding, the clock is ticking.
There’s only a tiny window of opportunity if you want to save your beautiful timber floors. But have no doubt – it’s possible. Reztor has saved hundreds of timber floors from the scrap heap. We’re at the cutting edge of the restoration industry and one of the innovators proving that you don’t necessarily need to replace expensive timber flooring. Don’t replace it. Save it by calling the timber floor drying specialists.
Time Is Running Out For Your Wet Floorboards
Water is the enemy of any timber floor. Anyone who has seen how timber reacts to spills will know how readily it absorbs moisture. If your floorboards are wet now, it won’t be long till they warp and cup. That amount of moisture also provides the perfect conditions for microbial growth.
With advanced detection, specialised heat drying equipment, dehumidification, and air dryers, Reztor’s skilled technicians can reach deep in and under the floor to remove the excess moisture. You won’t have to worry about a recurrence of the problem or lingering issues like timber rot, mould or foul odours. We’ll get your floor back to its pre-flood condition
Reztor To The Rescue
- How We’ll Save Your Timber Floor
With a few quick steps, the help of our 24/7 customer support and the fastest emergency response team in the region, you can avoid the disruption and cost of installing a new floor.
Stop the flooding
Before you call Reztor, find and stop the source of the excess water.
Every second counts, so before you take any further steps, call us to ensure we can get a qualified specialist to your location fast.
Remove saturated furnishings
Ensure you prevent more water from dripping onto the affected area by removing any furnishings, carpets or rugs.
Moisture detection and assessment
A Reztor expert will arrive at your location and immediately start using advanced moisture detection instruments to create a report and provide recommendations.
Extraction of excess water
Your Reztor technician will remove any free standing water from the area.
Relocation and blocking of furniture
We remove all furniture from the area or use blocks to ensure no contact between the furniture and the floor.
Installation of drying equipment
Our specialised drying equipment will work fast to heat the floorboards creating evaporation to release the moisture from the floorboards. We will also ensure that any other affected areas of the structure are also being dried.
Monitoring of equipment and moisture levels
Once installed, our technicians need to monitor the results continually. We only remove the equipment when our specialist is satisfied with moisture readings.
Resanding and sealing
A member of the ATFA (Australasian Timber Flooring Association) will need to re sand and seal the floor to ensure it is resistant to future spills.
Completion of Client Satisfaction form
You will receive a detailed report for insurance purposes, and our technician will ask you to complete a Client Customer Satisfaction form.
Reztor’s Service Guarantee ensures our technicians provide the highest quality service. If you’re not satisfied with the results of our timber floor drying, we’ll provide the service again for free. We’re only happy when you are.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1 Do timber floors need to be replaced after a flood?
Not necessarily. Timber floors can be saved if wet, depending on the construction, damage severity and duration of the moisture exposure. Our flood damage restoration experts will examine your flooring thoroughly to determine whether they are restorable.
2 How to dry out timber flooring?
Hardwood timber is vulnerable to swelling, mould growth and rot, so we recommend not delaying the floor drying process if flood water has flooded it.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to dry out your timber floor:
- Remove all the items from the surface
- Use a wet vacuum cleaner to extract the freestanding water
- Further, dry the floor using a mop or cloth
- Call a professional water damage restoration company.
- If you call Reztor, we will be at the property fast! Assess the flooring and get started straight away.
3 Will my insurance company cover my water-damaged timber flooring restoration?
It entirely depends on your insurance policy. Often, the insurance plans do cover water-damaged floors. For the acceptance of the claim, your policy will generally investigate the cause of the damage, how long the flooring has been wet, and if steps have been taken to mitigate damage. We recommend reading your policy and contacting your insurance company. But first, call Reztor Restoration on 1800 739 867 so that we can get to the property quickly and mitigate further damage, potentially saving your flooring! If you are covered, Reztor restoration experts will assist you in every way to make the claim process smooth and fast.
4 What do timber floor drying companies do?
Our water damage restoration team is equipped with specialised equipment to save sub-floor, hardwood, and timber floors from water and moisture damage. Our advanced equipment includes thermal imagery, state-of-the-art heat drying equipment, dehumidification, and air dryers. Call us today to remove all the moisture trapped in and under your timber flooring!
5 What is the process of restoring a water-damaged timber floor?
Our professionals will remove the floor furnishings such as carpets and rugs for thorough moisture detection and assessment and make accurate recommendations. Further, our professionals will get rid of the freestanding water from your floor.
The next step is equipment installation to increase the heat of the timber flooring so that the moisture evaporates and the floor dries before the floorboards have time to swell. Contact us to know more about our floor restoration service today!
6 Why should I use Reztor to dry my wet timber floorboards?
We are also licensed with the Queensland Building and construction commission (QBCC) in Floor finishing and covering (hard sector).
Have up to date knowledge of the latest products and methods when it comes to the installation, sanding, finishing and restoration of timber floors.
We are experienced and have done this many times before successfully saving many timer floors.
Abiding by the professional code of conduct set by ATFA
Undergo ongoing professional development and training to provide you with the highest level of expertise
7 What happens to wet timber and wood?
The timber floor can start to cup, crown or buckle within 24 hours of the water damage event.
Cupping occurs when the edges of a board are higher than its centre. Assuming the flooring has been properly installed, cupping can occur due to excessive moisture, which causes the wood flooring to swell, crushing the boards together and deforming them at the edges.
Crowning is the opposite of cupping; the centre of a board is higher than its edges. This can occur when the floor's surface encounters moisture or is left in wet or humid conditions for an extended period. Crowning may also occur due to previous floor cupping problems.
Buckling occurs when wood flooring pulls away from its sub-floor, lifting to several inches in one or more places. This is one of the most extreme reactions to moisture that can occur in wood flooring applications. Fortunately, this does not happen often. The most common reason that buckling occurs is after a floor has been flooded for a while. Other causes on nailed floors might be insufficient nailing, incorrect nails, or faulty subfloor construction. On glued floors, the use of incorrect or insufficient mastics to an inadequate mastic transfer, a subfloor separation or subfloor contamination can cause buckling.
8 How do you dry out timber flooring?
Timber floor drying is not for everyone! It is a specialised field. You can be rest assured knowing that we are highly experienced in timber floor drying. We have various methods that can be used to dry the flooring depending on the situation and construction of the flooring; however, our go-to approach is heat drying by using the principle of evaporation.
9 What types of timber floors can be saved from water damage?
Generally, the types of floors that we can restore from water damage are solid wood floors nailed to a plywood subfloor. Even if the floor is cupped, we can install a heat drying or suction system on the panels to suck the moisture out of it and dry it. After the process is done, the timber can be sanded for a refined finish.
10 Can you dry a wood floor after water damage?
Yes, we can! Gone are the days when "tear up and replace" were the only strategies for water damage. Now, the foremost consideration is the cost of replacement vs drying a timber floor.
At Reztor Restoration, we use improved science and technology to dry flooring better to save you time and money. We thoroughly assess the damage and select the most appropriate methods, from tenting to using injection floor mats, heat drying technology or air movers that can push or pull air from the wood floor surface or subfloor, without the need for removing the existing floor.
And, as IICRC certified restorers, we ensure that all water is trapped and dehumidified to avoid secondary damage, such as mould.