Get Back to Normal: Restoring Furniture and Carpets after Major Water Damage
Expert Tips to Repair It
Water damage is never good and in case it happens in your house, you will have to get water restoration service. Even if the water only stays for a few days, it can cause permanent damage to your furniture and carpets. If you are experiencing this type of issue, don’t panic! There are many steps that you can take to restore your home back to normal again. This article will discuss those steps in detail so you can get back on track with life quickly and efficiently.
– The first thing to do is to get an estimate on how much water damage will cost. If it’s less than 50% of the total value of your home, you can probably have a restoration specialist handle everything for you. But if it falls within that range, then it may be in your best interest to use these DIY tips and tricks so you know exactly what needs fixed or replaced.
– When cleaning up any water damaged carpets, remember not to dry them with heat or leave them out in direct sunlight which could cause mold growth. Use a wet vacuum cleaner or carpet shampooer instead and don’t skimp on drying time as this process should take place over several days–even weeks depending on severity–to ensure all moisture is removed.
– The same goes for furniture: do not use heat or direct sunlight to dry items and make sure they are completely dried before putting them back into the home. You should also be cautious with any upholstery as it’s more likely than other pieces of furniture to harbor mold growth due to its porous nature–plus, it could lead to an even bigger infestation if you don’t take care!
– After all water has been cleared from your carpets and furniture, clean everything down with a mild soap solution so that there isn’t any left over dirt or bacteria on surfaces that can further damage these areas overtime.