Professional Flooring Repair in Charleston, SC
South Carolina homeowners take great pride in their homes, but due to general wear and tear and the occasional accident, damaged floors are all too common. If your home’s flooring isn’t holding up like it used to, it’s time to invest in a professional Charleston flooring repair service.
Our Charleston handyman team is trained and experienced in all types of flooring installation and repair. To find out more about our repair service, continue reading below. Or, give us a call directly at (843) 940-7525.
Our Charleston Flooring Repair Service: What To Expect
No matter what type of floor you need to be repaired in your Charleston home, our handyman experts can get it done properly, efficiently and at an affordable cost. Because we tailor our Charleston flooring repair service to our customers’ unique needs, there is a wide range of repairs and steps that we may take during a service appointment. Below, we’ve included some general details for the four main types of flooring repair in Charleston, SC that our service professionals undertake.
Our Charleston flooring repair service typically starts with an assessment of your floors. Depending on the problem you’re experiencing with your flooring, we may determine that there are structural issues with your subfloor. Your floor joists may need wood rot repair, or you may have mold or termite damage that has developed in the years since receiving your clear CL-100 inspection results.
If subfloor repair is required, we’ll likely have to remove your existing flooring entirely. Damage to this extent, however, is rare. In most cases, your subfloor will be in serviceable condition, and we’ll be able to make your desired hardwood, vinyl, laminate or tile flooring repairs.
Hardwood Flooring Repair
Even if your wood floors are looking scuffed and scratched, you probably don’t want to replace them entirely—nor should you! Hardwood is one of the most expensive materials you can use in your home and will add value to your property. Fortunately, hardwood can generally be repaired quite easily simply by sanding and refinishing. The only exception to this is if you live in a historic home with planks that have been refinished so many times that they’re too thin to be sanded again.
Hardwood flooring repair in Charleston, SC typically involves:
- Eliminating scratches, dents and gouges
- Fixing wear patches
- Staining and sealing
Laminate and Vinyl Flooring Repair
As a more affordable and low-maintenance alternative to hardwood, more and more Charleston homeowners are choosing to use vinyl or laminate flooring in their homes. These two materials can both be classified as ‘floating floors,’ making them easy to install. Unfortunately, because their surfaces are 3D-printed images rather than real wood, they cannot be refinished using sanding.
To repair vinyl floors and laminate floors, we’ll typically need to remove the damaged planks and replace them with new ones. Ideally, you’ll already have extra material on site, but if not, we recommend contacting the manufacturer and finding out whether they still make your design.
Tile Flooring Repair
Another popular material used in Charleston homes is tile. Easy to clean, stylish and perfect for keeping the home cool and comfortable during those toasty, humid South Carolina summers, tile is unlikely to ever go out of style. We can repair any type of tile you can think of, including:
- Ceramic tile
- Porcelain tile
- Natural stone tile (i.e., marble, travertine and slate)
- Cork tile
- Mosaic floor tiles
- And more!
Depending on the material, type of damage and extent of damage, there are several Charleston flooring repair solutions we may use. Chips in tile may be filled in with epoxy and paint, while major cracks generally call for replacement of a single tile. Also, grout line repairs are not uncommon when you notice discolored or crumbled grout. Again, having spare material on-site comes in handy and is one of the reasons why it is recommended that you order approximately 10 percent more material than you think you’ll need during a flooring installation.
Our handyman experts are highly skilled in tile repair, allowing them to remove the damaged tiles without damaging adjacent tiles in the process.
Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Charleston And Summerville For Your Flooring Repair?
At Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville, we’re passionate about flooring repair. Charleston SC homeowners and commercial property owners can rely on us to provide excellent workmanship to residents not just in the borders of Charleston and Summerville, but in many surrounding communities such as Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and Johns Island.
We pride ourselves on providing quality services, outstanding customer service and high value to our incredible customers, regardless of the type and scale of the home improvement project requested. One of the ways in which we consistently achieve customer satisfaction is by maintaining open and honest communication throughout the process. When you contact us about our Charleston flooring repair service, you can generally expect your appointment to follow these steps:
- Initial phone consultation. Your service with us begins when you reach out to us by phone or by using our online contact form. If the latter, our customer service team will give you a call to discuss the project details you provided via the online form. In this initial phone consultation, we’ll discuss your project needs more broadly. If you’d like a quote before arranging a repair appointment, we’ll arrange a day and time for a no-obligation on-site estimate with you.
- Flooring assessment. During the on-site estimate, our handyman professionals will assess the damage. Using their expert opinion, they’ll explain the problem and propose one or more possible solutions. By explaining the pros and cons of each, including estimated pricing, you’ll be able to make an informed decision.
- Service appointment. If you decide to go ahead with working with us, we’ll book you in for your Charleston flooring repair service. On the day of your appointment, your handyman team will show up in a big, red Mr. Handyman van or truck outfitted with all the tools required for flooring repair in Charleston, SC. Before beginning the repairs, we’ll explain what we’re there to do and ensure that we’re on the same page. Then, we’ll get started on your repair!
After your appointment has finished, we’ll thoroughly clean up after ourselves, show you the results of the repair project and ask if you have any questions before we leave. Though our handyman team is passionate about providing quality workmanship, we offer a one-year workmanship guarantee to ensure that the job is always done right and that you’re fully satisfied with the final result.
Charleston Flooring Repair FAQs
Can Pet Accident Damage Be Removed From Hardwood Floors?
If you have a furry friend in your household, you’re probably no stranger to indoor accidents. Though most dogs and cats are trained to wait to use the bathroom until outside or to go within a litter box, accidents can still happen. If you become the proud owner of a rescue dog or a puppy, the first few weeks can involve accidents on a daily basis.
To avoid staining, it’s recommended that wet spots be cleaned up immediately, but if they occur when you’re away from home, your hardwood may absorb these spots and develop stains. Urine cleaners, a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water and even a baking soda and water solution can be used to reduce staining and remove odors.
If staining remains, your best option may be to have your wood planks sanded and a darker stain applied to hide the evidence. Our Charleston handyman experts can successfully complete this type of flooring project for you.
How Do I Know If I Need A Charleston Flooring Repair Service?
Some signs that you may wish to consider hardwood floor repair, or any other type of Charleston flooring repair, include:
- Uneven floors
- Squeaky floors
- Water damage
- And more!
In most cases, deciding whether or not to invest in a Charleston flooring repair service comes down to your own judgment. Unless major structural repairs are needed for safety reasons, these types of repairs are generally cosmetic in nature.
Should I Get A Charleston Flooring Repair Or Flooring Replacement Service?
Some Charleston homeowners aren’t sure whether their damage is too extensive for repair service. Our handyman service professionals can use their extensive knowledge and experience to provide you with their professional opinion. They will make recommendations based on which option will be the most cost-effective for you, as well as which option will have the best impact on your property’s value. For example, replacing hardwood in relatively good shape with a vinyl floor may not be in your best financial interest.
Contact Us About Our Charleston Flooring Repair Service Today!
Think our Charleston flooring repair service may be right for you? Still have some unanswered questions you’d like answers to before committing to our service? Whether you’re ready to book an appointment or just want to chat about our expert handyman services, give us a call at (843) 940-7525 to speak with our office team.
You can also fill out our online form with your project details and one of our handyman experts will get in touch by phone or email as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you!