How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors During the Rainy Season
The wet season is a dangerous time for your hardwood floor as it stands up to daily wear and tear every day that includes mud, rain, debris, and more. Follow these quick tips to help you protect your hardwood floor.
First things first, make sure your home is ready for the rainy season. Any potential leaks from the ceiling, interior pipes, etc. could present dangers to your hardwood floors, especially if you’re unaware of the leak and the water stands for a long period of time. This can cause rot and force you to replace boards.
One of the biggest dangers to your hardwood floor during the rainy season is tracked in debris like wet leaves, mud, water, and more. In order to combat this, provide the tools necessary to keep that stuff in entryways or outside.
Well placed shoe racks, absorbent mats, shoe cleaners, and entryway carpets can help you keep the debris off your hardwood.
If something does get onto your hardwood floor—whether it be a standing puddle, mud tracks, wet leaves, dirty shoes, etc.—it’s important to clean it up immediately. Most hardwood floors are water resistant, but the sooner you remove the debris, the higher the odds are that your floor will come out unscathed.
On this note, be sure your floor is completely dry when cleaning up. If the mess was particularly brutal, and you’re afraid it had time to soak into the cracks of the floor, you can use a dehumidifier to help dry the harder to reach places.
Rainy season can be a dangerous time for a hardwood floor. With these three tips, you should be able to keep your hardwood floor in top shape this fall.
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