Water damages are one of the most common problems homeowners come across with their flooring. It does not take a lot of water to cause serious damage to your floors. Just one spill can create irreversible issues. Before struggling with handling damaged floors, check out these ways to prevent water damage.
Learn the Cleaning Methods for Each Type of Flooring
Each type of flooring will have specific methods and cleaning products to rid it of any dirt and bacteria. For example, you should never use water to mop your floors. Instead, you should always vacuum, sweep or dry mop them. Another example would be that tile flooring can handle mops, vacuums and brooms. Before picking out the flooring you want, make sure to do your research on the proper cleaning methods. You can also give us a call, and we can go over in full detail how to care for your floors.
Clean up Messes & Spill ASAP
Anytime anything spills or a mess occurs, you need to clean it right away. Your floors can still get damaged by things even though they seemed to have dried. Your floors will absorb the liquid, and in turn, then contract, swell or expand over time. So, a little spill may not seem like a big deal at first, but eventually, it can cause you major problems, including mold, bacteria and mildew.
Install Waterproof Flooring
Want an easy way to ensure that your floors will never get damaged by water? Then, you need to try out waterproof flooring. If your flooring ever does flood with this type of flooring, you can take them out, let them dry and then reinstall them. If you properly maintain these floors, you can use them for years and years to come.
Ask for Help
When in doubt, you should always reach out for help if you are having issues with keeping your floors safe from water damage. A home service company like Valor Home Services can help you find the right type of floors for you, tell you the best products for that floor and give you advice and tips on how to prevent the water from damaging it. And if you ever do have water damage, we are here to help. We can even help repair your floors.
Do not let water scare you from enjoying your floors. By following the tips above, you can live a life without water-damaged floors. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today.