Water Removal Experts In Rogers Discuss Moisture Effects On Furniture
Rogers Homeowners Often Turn to SERVPRO After Water Has Damaged Their Property, Including Furniture
Whenever excessive moisture accesses a home in Rogers, much damage to both building materials and contents can occur. Materials can lose their structural integrity if saturated with water. Items such as furnishings can also suffer moisture damage.
Several problems can occur when moisture effects upholstery. Wet furniture during a water removal project in Rogers can be treated with a variety of methods. Specialized extraction wands are used to extract water out of delicate fabrics gently. Specific techniques can also be used to dry out furniture.
When furniture gets wet, swelling can occur. Most pieces of furniture are frame-supported with wood that can swell when exposed to excess water or moisture. During swelling, framing joints can weaken ruining the stability of the furniture. Glues that hold frame pieces together can also degrade causing the frame to break, causing possible injury to the occupants of the home.
If water drips onto certain types of finishes, water spots can occur. Many fabrics that are "dry-cleaned only" are susceptible to stains and water spots. When this takes place, we can wet the entire fabric to prevent the spotting and then slowly remove the moisture.
Any time furniture is affected by moisture; color bleeding can follow. Dust covers on top of furniture can bleed colors onto the upholstery or floors. The metal backing on buttons can rust causing stains on the material. Wooden legs attached to furniture can stain carpet floors. When water damage takes place in the vicinity of furniture, our SERVPRO technicians take steps such as furniture blocking to prevent stains that are almost impossible to remove. We can use thick paper, wood, or foam blocks to maintain the elevation above the wet surface.
Since most furniture is made up of organic materials such as wood, fungal growth can take place. To prevent mildew or mold growth, controlled, rapid drying the affected pieces of furniture has a positive result. Rapid drying is possible when air movers and dehumidifiers are set up in the affected area.
The drying equipment speeds up the natural evaporation process. SERVPRO team members can also "tent" specific pieces of furniture with plastic sheeting to expedite the moisture extraction. We monitor both the structure and the belongings exposed to water and water vapor with meters and sensors to eventually achieve the desired moisture content level.
For professional assistance with wet furnishings, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 24/7.
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