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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Tearing Out the Wood Floor

If significant water gets under wood flooring in a water damage situation, there is really no choice but to remove the wet sections, if not the whole floor.

Note in the picture of the plank being pried up, the glue, re-wet from the water, is stringing out while still attached to both the concrete slab and the bottom of the wood plank.

They call this glue "honey glue", though I am not sure that is the proper name.

There is really no way around it.  When a glued down wet wood floor has to be removed it is brutal.  Hammers, pry bars, power tools, language (well, we try to make sure that doesn't happen).

It is quite the experience everyone.

At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, has been helping folks in the greater Waco and Central Texas areas recover from water damage situations for 19 years.