Cleaning Upholstery after Flood Damage in Farmington
Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Evaluate and Assess Your Flooded Home Before Formulating an Action Plan to Remediate the Damage
It is possible for floods to develop in Farmington without you, as a homeowner, realizing it, such as flash flooding. They take just minutes to occur after a heavy rainfall, or a levee or dam break. Such flooding is especially dangerous not just because of the water volume and speed, but also because the water has plenty of debris and rocks in it.
Floods can cause a great deal of flood damage to your Farmington home, which can be quite overwhelming. You need the assistance of a professional flood damage remediation company such as SERVPRO. We move quickly once you contact us to get your home dry and clean again, so it is safe for you and your family.
When your home gets flooded, one major thing we restore is furniture. Several problems occur when water affects upholstery including swelling, color bleeding, water spots, and mildew growth.
Swelling can cause the wooden framing of the furniture to crack. The framing joints weaken from the swelling as well, plus water could cause glues to break down. Fabrics which are dry clean only can spot from the water, and the whole piece of furniture could require wetting to avoid permanent water lines.
Dust covers many times bleed when they get wet, and if the cover sags, it can stain flooring and carpeting. The metal backing on buttons rust, causing more staining, plus wooden furniture legs can stain carpeting. SERVPRO techs use the method of rapid drying to prevent mildew growth using dehumidifiers and air movers to lessen the drying time of upholstered furniture.
We treat any furniture stains we find and wet the whole piece if necessary. We also extract the furniture when needed with the right extractor and an upholstery tool. Zippers and buttons are dried to avoid the rusting of the metal, and we put waxed paper between the cushion and zipper to stop rust from transferring.
We also place furniture pads around the metal buttons to avoid rust transfer. Cushions are tented, and we put air movers and dehumidifiers where they are needed.
When you call SERVPRO of Burnsville/Lakeville for help cleaning up your flood-damaged home, we take special care with your upholstered furniture that was affected. If you reside in the areas of Orchard Garden, Argonne, or Burnsville, give us a call anytime you need at (952) 846-4400.
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