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We Have A Fast Response Time To Your Milford Water Damage Disaster

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts have the equipment and training required to restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and efficiently.

Techniques for Saving Sofa from Water Damage in New Milford

Although most water damage events in a home are small in scale, they often catch the homeowner off-guard because they were completely unexpected. The biggest issue with water loss is the potential for migration to hard-to-clean places such as subflooring, behind baseboards and floor joists. Setting up a home for problems with foul odors and mold growth.

SERVPRO technicians responded to a call late one evening for water damage in a New Milford living room. A pipe running across the ceiling leaked substantially onto a new sofa the homeowner recently purchased. We scoped the room with our moisture detection equipment, and other than the ceiling area and sofa, not even the flooring under the couch had elevated moisture levels.
The homeowner wanted to know if his couch had restoration potential. We explained our technicians go through a lengthy training and certification process that includes hands-on situational learning before they ever step foot on an actual job site for a client and we had both training and previous experience mitigating damage from water to sofas.

Because of the fast action of the homeowner calling SERVPRO, exposure to water damage had not yet begun to affect the framing joints of the sofa. We used upholstery extractors to remove as much of the absorbed water as possible and placed the sofa up on blocks for drying.
We wrapped the zippers on the upholstery with wax paper to inhibit the potential for rust from the zipper to stain the cushions. We placed the cushions at an angle with tops touching in a technique called "tenting" to speed the drying process and limit bleeding. We also angled air movers to dry the ceiling area thoroughly.

Dehumidifiers are an essential part of the drying process, as the air movers force the water vapor to rise from within the sofa, the dehumidifiers capture and port the water away, helping the upholstery dry quickly. This action is so only warm dry air blows onto the furnishings as the equipment removes humid air.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is available to mitigate any size water loss to your home or contents 24/7 by calling (201) 266-0482. Our certified restoration specialists have the expertise and equipment to make the damage to your home "Like it never even happened."

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