A flood can do more than simply damage your home. It can cause you problems of all types, including the issue of what to do with your personal possessions if they have been saturated by flood waters.
Once your home has been flooded, you will need to make some difficult choices. These include whether to keep upholstered furniture that may have been damaged by flood waters or discard it and buy new furniture. The answer to that question will depend on several factors, including whether you have the help of a professional to clean your furniture and prevent mold growth.
WHAT HAPPENS TO UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE IN A FLOOD?
Standard upholstered furniture consists of a frame, some type of stuffing and a fabric cover. While the furniture’s cover can be removed and often laundered or cleaned, the filler material usually has to be replaced. The frame can often be stripped and dried as well to prevent mold growth inside the furniture.
However, there comes a point when the work of stripping, cleaning and reassembling upholstered furniture becomes more expensive than replacing it. If you are attached to a particular piece of furniture, of course, it may be worthwhile to try to save it. In general, however, if a sofa or chair is already worn and should be replaced, it makes little sense to do so much work in the hope of saving it when you can easily replace it.
There are also times when you may not have a choice about replacing your furniture. If you have leather furniture, for example, water damage may be too severe to repair. In that case, it is usually better to try to replace the furniture rather than attempt to fix the problem.
HOW CAN I FIND HELP TO CLEAN MY FURNITURE?
After a minor flood, all that your furniture may need is a good cleaning. However, this cleaning must be performed properly or you risk mold growth inside your furniture. The professionals at J&M Keystone in San Diego are ready to help you with cleaning service after a flood.
J&M Keystone can help you with cleaning and flood remediation services for your furniture, floors and personal possessions. We can help you undo the damage caused by flood waters and get your family back home safely in the shortest amount of time possible. Contact us today for more information or for immediate response service 24 hours per day.
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