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Drying Furniture After Water Damage To Your Cherry Valley Home

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO to Dry Out and Save Your Cherry Valley Home's Furnishings

SERVPRO Offers Cherry Valley Homeowners Restoration for Their Furniture

Water damage is a serious situation for homeowners. It does not take long for water to cause significant damage to your home and belongings. During the cleanup, you need to decide what cannot be saved, and what to try and dry out. One of the biggest challenges facing homeowners after water damage is drying furniture. 
 
Leaking pipes, broken appliances, basement seepage and yard runoff can all cause water damage in your Cherry Valley home. When that happens, the first step is to find the source of the water and stop further leaks. After that, however, you are left with the task of getting your house and belongings dry. In the case of soft furnishings, this can be a challenge. 
 
The Effect Of Water Damage On Soft Furnishings 
Soft furnishings are often made of wood and upholstery with soft fillings. That makes them particularly susceptible to water damage. Wood can swell and warp, and joints can crack or weaken. Areas such as couch cushions might suffer from water spotting or color bleeding. There is also a risk of mold growth moisture remains on these items.
 
How SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Furniture 
Our IICRC certified technicians are trained in all aspects of water damage assessment, control, and treatment. When you call us, we take stock of the situation and give you honest advice on whether your soft furnishings can be salvaged. If they can, we will treat them using our tried and tested techniques. Our aim is to restore your furniture so that you will never know it was water damaged. "Like it never even happened."
 
Treating your furniture starts with wetting it if needed, to ensure the moisture content is even throughout. This aids with even drying and gets a much better result. We use water extractors and hand wands to get as much moisture out of your furniture as we can. Our teams are also trained to treat any furniture stains for a "like new" finish. We ensure every zipper and button is thoroughly dry, to avoid rust, and use waxed paper and furniture pads to prevent rust transfer between metal parts and the rest of the furniture. 

Finally, our IICRC certified technicians calculate the best placement of air movers and dehumidifiers around your furniture to complete drying as quickly and efficiently as possible. Of course, any structural drying to your home will also dictate the placement of these devices.
 
If your soft furnishings have suffered from water damage, give SERVPRO of South Worcester a call at (508) 757-7885. Our teams will respond quickly and do everything we can to dry and restore your furniture. 

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