Don't Recline on Your Miles City Water Damaged Furniture Until it is Professionally Cleaned
Understanding Moisture Impact on Upholstered Furniture In Miles City After Water Cleanup
Research shows that 250 gallons of water jet out of a 1/8 inch crack in your pipe. Besides a crack in your plumbing, there are other causes of water damage in your Miles City home. They include a leaky roof and a broken washing machine hose. If the problem goes unchecked in half an hour or more, soaking occurs on your carpet, rugs, furniture, and hardwood floors. When water infiltrates your home, calling water cleanup technicians can prevent further damage. In your home, we use water extraction equipment to remove the water. Afterward, we turn on the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry. However, water and moisture exposed your furniture to damage. Here is how moisture affects upholstered furniture.
Before water cleanup in your Miles City home commences, SERVPRO experts inspect your home. Even if the level of water is barely high up the furniture legs, the furniture legs can stain your rugs and carpets. In such a case, you have an added problem. Carpet cleaners use the hot water extraction method to remove stains and kill germs. When it comes to your stained carpet, it is near impossible to remove furniture stains, especially if the carpet has dried with the stain on it.
The composition of wood stain is solvent, binder, and pigment. Since the solvent is petroleum distillate, it makes it difficult to remove after your carpet is stained.
During drying, SERVPRO water cleanup technicians use air movers in your home. This equipment pumps in the hot air causing the water in your carpets and rugs to evaporate. Since your furniture is in place, the moisture can bleed the cover. If the cover sags, your carpet can be stained.
Another moisture effect on your upholstered furniture is rust. The upholstered buttons have metal backings. When exposed to moisture, the process of oxidation begins which leads to rust.
The framing joints relax when exposed to moisture because of the weakening of the glue brought about by swelling of the wood. To strengthen the joints, you need to re-apply the glue.
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds fast to all sizes of water damage disaster. To have your home restored to the pre-damaged condition, call our 24/7 emergency line at (239) 302-5700.
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