water underneath bamboo floors... help!

Old 12-04-08, 09:29 PM
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water underneath bamboo floors... help!

My dishwasher sprung a leak, and now I have water underneath my bamboo floors. It seeps up between the planks when you step near the seams, and has caused some discoloration and a little buckling near a seam. We have fixed the disherwasher. What should I do about the floors? Should I be concerned about mold, mildew, etc.? I didn't install the floors so I am unsure what material is underneath.... please help!
Old 12-05-08, 07:56 PM
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Set up fans and dehumidifiers that you can rent from the rental stores. The faster you can get it dry the less damage you will have. If you can get it dry in under 24 hours floor might be able to be saved. If you can get it dry in under 48 hours no mold should grow.
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The flooring will eventually show a cupped condition, and if left, the floor will buckle from swelling with the added moisture.

Usually removal of the flooring, and drying out the substrate, with replacement of the damaged flooring later after it has all dried thoroughly, and varified with a pin type moisture meter.

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