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Drying Water-Damaged Fibers in Mahopac

2/25/2024 (Permalink)

servpro tech placing air mover poster SERVPRO optimizes air movement to expedite drying water damaged items and structural elements in Mahopac homes. Here To Help®.

Eliminating Moisture in Home Carpet and Upholstery

When water damage affects a home, it has disastrous effects on fabrics and fibers, including carpet and upholstery. A ceiling leak can significantly impact carpeting and furniture below, as well as drywall and other structural elements. On top of that, water can increase mold growth risk in as little as one to three days.

Mahopac SERVPRO® water damage restoration technicians can restore homes and their contents to a pre-disaster state. SERVPRO’s success hinges on several factors: constant availability, high-end restoration equipment, and a commitment to thorough and continuous education for staff.

How Water Impacts Fabrics and Carpeting

Water can quickly wreak havoc on most porous surfaces in a given home, especially carpets, curtains, and upholstery fabrics.

  • Spotting or bleeding dyes can discolor furnishings and potentially stain nearby items.
  • Swelling and odors from water damage can make certain fibers harder to restore than others, especially synthetic ones.
  • Deeper moisture saturation causes furniture framing to swell, warp, and crack and can rust or tarnish metals.
  • Carpet fibers need careful extraction to minimize damage to fibers, or they can more quickly separate from padding underneath and require replacement.

How SERVPRO Restores Wet Carpet and Upholstery

SERVPRO crew members use an extensive repertoire of specialized tools and knowledge to restore fibers and fabrics impacted by water damage.

  • Hot water extraction units can dry carpeting while minimizing the rate at which moisture weakens fibers.
  • Drying with air movement and dehumidification to gently restore surfaces without secondary moisture damage.
  • Specialized, EPA-registered biocides keep microbes under control.
  • Ultra-low volume fogging addresses malodors on the particle level.
  • Training and documentation go into extensive detail on caring for specific fabrics and fibers used for home furnishings.

SERVPRO of Putnam County is proud to be Here to Help® 24 hours daily. Homeowners can call (845) 228-1090 to receive restoration services.

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