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Water Cleanup In Norristown

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup Norristown – Saving Furniture From Damage

Most furniture does not do well when exposed to water from leaking pipes or overflowing sinks. Since furniture usually has a wood frame, the wood may swell and crack, and glues may break down, causing joints to separate. Fabrics may show spots from water contact, and some of the colorings may bleed out of fabrics causing further staining.

Whenever water cleanup is required in Norristown or surrounding areas, SERVPRO reacts quickly to our customer's calls for help. We understand that a fast response can limit the amount of damage to furniture and fabrics, as well as flooring. Clients, whenever possible, should also remove wet fabrics and place furniture on blocks to help control the staining of floorings such as carpets and hardwoods.

Special Care When Drying Upholstery
SERVPRO water restoration technicians receive advanced training regarding drying upholstery. We treat all furniture stains. SERVPRO extracts water and moisture using special upholstery tools designed to reach into crevices to remove all moisture. Special attention is given to buttons and zippers to dry these items and avoid future rust and discoloration. We may use wax paper to protect the zipper from the fabric to avoid the transfer of rust. Cushions can be tented, and air movers positioned to blow air over and under the cushions to maximize drying effectiveness.

Restoration vs. Replacement
There are situations where the cost of restoration may approach the cost of replacing a piece of furniture. Older items that are damaged by water due to glue separation sometimes cannot be restored. Furniture that contains particle board, which has swelled due to moisture absorption, loses strength and rigidity. These items cannot usually be restored and must be replaced.

SERVPRO technicians always review these issues with the customer before drying and restoration activities beginning. Insurance adjusters may also require documentation to support restoration decisions based on the overall cost.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, West Norriton, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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