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Water Damage in Your Chicago Residence can Negatively Impact Furnishings

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Our IICRC training includes approved methods of cleaning and restoring upholstery, drapes, carpets and rugs, and other home furnishings made from text

Your Furnishing Can Be Severely Affected By Water Damage in Your Chicago Home 


Your home is more than just four walls and a roof. You and your family have things in it that you consider to be special. Memories, trophies, gifts from loved ones – they all have a special place, a secure and protected place, inside your home, safe from damaging threats of the outside world.

In Chicago, leaks from water lines or appliances inside your home can release water that can damage your furnishings and those prized possessions. This damage can take place in moments when books and magazines are saturated, or over a period of a few hours or days when it involves Grandma's antique quilts stored in the basement. Depending on the source of the water and the location, things can become soggy and wet fast.

The water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO can preserve your belongings by drying them out, along with other restorative techniques. Our equipment covers a wide range of possible needs when disasters involving water happen in your home. Repairing a home's structure is not the only aspect of restoration we provide. Our IICRC training includes approved methods of cleaning and restoring upholstery, drapes, carpets and rugs, and other home furnishings made from textiles.

Upholstered cushions with textured weaves are often made from various fibers. If these are not cared for correctly, the different components can dry unevenly. These need to be dried in a special way and possibly stretched while drying to retain their correct lengths. Soft but stiff brushes can also be necessary when restoring cushions so that their original naps are also maintained.

Special keepsakes such as antique quilts and wall-hangings can be taken to our site and laundered and dried with special equipment. These are often too large to be handled adequately in a home's washer and dryer. Placing them inside a unit that is too small can result in shredded fabric. Reading materials can be dried rapidly so that curling of pages is minimized, but it is rare when books or magazines are completely undamaged by contact with water. We can ensure that the moisture content of paper-related items is within normal moisture content levels before they are returned to you so that secondary water damage is not a concern.


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Let us help you restore your home's contents after water damage has affected your home. Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 at any time of the day or night. We're always available to answer your call, and we'll consult with you regarding the situation.

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