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How Does SERVPRO Take Care Of My Furniture In My Miami Home During Water Removal?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in home For water removal services you can trust, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900.

Miami Residents Needing Water Removal Want To Be Sure Their Belongings Are Safe

Miami residents hope that their home will never be subject to a disaster. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents or acts of nature do happen. It only takes a broken pipe, a leaky washer, or a sudden gust of wind and rain, to let water into your home.

Water damage in Miami can be costly and frustrating for homeowners. That’s why they need a water cleanup company they can rely on. SERVPRO of South Miami is Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we have the necessary training and equipment to restore your home and belongings.

Which belongings are most susceptible to water damage?

Soft furnishings are, unfortunately, the most susceptible to water damage. That includes:

    •    Beds and mattresses
    •    Armchairs and sofas
    •    Carpets and drapes
    •    Cushions and throws
    •    Daybeds and footstools

Wooden items are not quite as susceptible to water damage, especially if the amount of water is quite small. Metal items are the easiest things of all to dry (so long as they are not electrical items!)

It is natural to worry about your furniture when the time comes for furniture removal. After all, you do not want to replace any more items than strictly necessary.

What does SERVPRO do to take care of my furniture?

During water removal, our teams take care of your furniture. We move furniture out of the way if that is safest, and we can also cover it with plastic sheeting to prevent further damage, or put pads under furniture legs to stop rust marks forming on the carpet.

Can SERVPRO restore and clean my furniture too?

Yes – we train our teams to assess all your personal belongings and advise you on whether we can salvage them. In many cases, we can carry out water removal on individual furniture items and restore them, so they are usable once more. For example, we can:

    •    Use dehumidifiers and air movers to gently dry wooden tables and chairs, restoring their structural integrity and preventing further warping
    •    Clean carpets using a range of extractors, cleaning methods, and chemical solutions to remove water, stains, and odors
    •    Clean drapes using both dry and wet cleaning methods, depending on the material and the extent of damage
    •    Spot-clean water stains on delicate upholstery or antiques
    •    Tent sofa and chair cushions and use air movers to dry under and around them to ensure they are thoroughly dry

What happens if I need to move my belongings out?

If the water removal project is a particularly big one, you might have to move some of your furniture our until drying is complete. In some cases, it is enough to move items to another room, or a garage or basement. However, sometimes the only solution is a pack-out, where we take your belongings to one of our warehouses.

If it is possible to dry and clean your furniture before removal, we will do so, as this is the easiest and most cost-effective solution. If this is not possible, do not worry – we can clean and dry your items at our storage facilities, and return them to you, “Like it never even happened.”

When it is time to return your furniture, we check our inventory to make sure everything is as it should be, bring your items back to your home, and arrange them for you.

How does SERVPRO carry out water removal?

SERVPRO water removal starts with assessment and testing. We do not only check your home visually. We use moisture probes, moisture meters, thermal imaging, and thermo-hygrometers to assess moisture levels in the air, walls, and carpets.

Thorough testing means we can draw up a highly effective drying plan.

Once we have assessed the situation, we use a range of free-standing and truck-mounted pumps, rotary extractors, and extraction wands to remove standing water from your home. When we are happy that we have removed as much water as possible, we turn our attention to drying. Our teams use a range of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out your home. We can even dry inside cavity walls and vents, to make sure no nooks are left untouched.

If any part of your home or furniture needs mold treatment as part of water removal, we have got it covered.

We finish each project by using fogging equipment, air scrubbers, and deodorizing compounds as needed to get rid of any lingering damp smells. We know that your home cannot feel like yours again if it smells damp, which is why this step is vital.

We talk to you at every stage to make sure you are happy with how we are handling your water removal and your project.

A supervisor will be in touch after the fact to answer any lingering questions.

For water removal services you can trust, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900.

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