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My Dishwasher Overflowed onto My Hardwood Floors – Now What?

Picture of BubblesYour kids used the wrong type of dish soap in the dishwasher and bubbles and foam are seeping from the seams spilling onto your hardwood kitchen floor, and fast! First, don’t panic. You’re not the first homeowner to deal with an overflowing dishwasher. It’s actually a quite common mishap. After you stop the dishwasher and finally get the bubbles to subside, now it’s time to do damage control.

Look for Water Damage Signs

Survey the damage and write down what you see. The amount of repair you’ll need will depend on how severe your damage is. The following are signs of water damage in hardwood floors in ascending order from least severe to most severe; cracking, peeling, cupping, crowning, and buckling. Cracking and peeling, especially of the finish are easily repaired with sanding and refinishing. When you see more severe damage signs like cupping (when the edges of your planks curl upward), crowning (when the middle of your planks are swollen higher than the edges), buckling (when the plank sticks out above the surrounding floor boards), it’s most likely that your floors will need to be replaced.

Call the Hardwood Floor Repair Experts

After you’ve assessed the damage done, make sure you call the company you trust to repair your hardwood floors to their former glory and give you a fair estimate on the work. The highly trained and talented technicians at SVB Wood Floors can restore your hardwood floors quickly and painlessly. If you call us quickly enough, we can usually decrease the amount of repairs you’ll need.

Partial Replacement Will Save You Money

Even when there is considerable damage, we are able to diminish the costs by replacing only the damaged area and seamlessly weave new planks into the existing floor. Then we can use our advanced dustless sanding technology to refinish your entire area and make sure the finish and stain are uniform throughout the entire floor. You’ll never know there was a problem.

If you find yourself in this pinch, make sure to call the business you trust to do the job right at SVB Wood Floors. Cal us at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655.