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How Flood Damage Affects The Furniture In Your Canton Home and How SERVPRO Can Help

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Water Removal from Your Canton Property After a Flood

Salvaging Your Furnishings from Storm Water 

Flood damage is a serious issue for any homeowner. A sudden quantity of water can do untold damage to your house and belongings. That is why we recommend you call us as soon as possible after a flood – swift action helps mitigate damage and gives the best chance of restoring your house “Like it never even happened.”
One particular concern after flood damage to your Canton home is your furniture. Tables, chairs, beds and more are such an integral part of every day but losing them to flood damage is a reminder of how important they are. Some items also have a sentimental value especially those handed down from relatives, bought as antiques, or purchased for special occasions.
SERVPRO understands that you would much rather save your furniture. After all, furnishings are personal items and new ones do not feel quite the same. That is why we train our IICRC-certified technicians in all aspects of flood damage remediation, including restoring wet furniture.
Here are the four main issues to be aware of regarding flood-damaged furniture and how SERVPRO helps with them:
1. Water causes wood to swell, and as much furniture has a wooden frame this is a real problem. Water-swollen wood might warp or even crack. Our technicians extract and wipe water from the furniture and surrounding area as quickly as possible and ensure drying is carried out evenly and at the correct speed.
2. Water stains give furniture an uneven, splotchy look and are a particular concern for items that are dry clean only. We come equipped with foggers to wet the furniture evenly and encourage more even drying. Our teams also spot-treat stubborn stains.
3. Upholstery dyes might run and cause stains, and there is also a risk of colors bleeding onto the floor. The best remedy against color bleeding is swift and efficient drying. Our teams know how best to “tent” furniture cushions and the best configuration of air movers and dehumidifiers for a fast result.
4. Furniture that is left damp is subject to the risk of mildew growth. We discourage mildew growth by extracting water quickly using a specialist upholstery extraction tool and by drying furniture thoroughly inside and out, so no wet spots are remaining.
You can rely on us to give you an honest evaluation on whether your furnishings can be restored and whether the cost of restoration is practical or prohibitive.
For help with water damaged furniture, give SERVPRO of Cherokee County a call at (770) 924-3848 today.

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