Water damaged furniture disposal is pretty much a cinch to pull off. But, water damaged furniture restoration is a bit more of a challenge. When you experience any sort of water damage in your home, it causes a lot of work. You've got to deal with the clean up, as well as the insurance claims, along with a whole lot more. There's no question that it's an unfortunate and serious situation.
Water Damaged Furniture Disposal
Okay, if water got into your house for whatever reason, be it a burst pipe or from a natural cause, you're first duty is to prevent any further damage from occurring. You should know that most homeowners insurance policies stipulate that the insured has a responsibility to prevent any more damage. That means mitigating the situation as much as you can. Document everything and take steps to keep any further damage.
While flooding can happen for many different reasons, it can leave your home in a damaged state. However, it may still be possible to rescue your furniture. If flooding occurs as a result of a severe storm or hurricane, you may even get some warning ahead of time to secure your furniture to prevent any damage in the first place. However, we all know it is not always possible to do so. --The Spruce.com
As for water damaged furniture, if it's just too far gone, it's time to dispose of it properly. The best way to do this in one fell swoop, is to call a local junk removal service. This way, it's all dealt with at one time. Plus, a junk hauling service can take away anything else that you want to get rid of right away.
Wheaton Water Damaged Furniture Restoration
As for the water damaged furniture that's salvageable, you should let it dry out first. This way, you'll be able to more accurately assess its actual condition. If it looks like it can be saved and reused, you can restore it to give is a whole new lease on life. Here's how to do water damaged furniture restoration:
- Treat white spots. Usually, white spots appear on damp wood furniture at some point. Use a combination of toothpaste and baking soda of equal parts to remove those white spots to start the restoration process.
- Remove any mildew. Next, you'll need to treat any mildew, if applicable. First, remove the old finish and then use bleach to rid it of mildew. Then, you can sand the whole thing down to strip away all the old finish.
- Refinish it with a fresh coat. Now, you can paint it with a fresh coat of color or stain it. Repeat as necessary to get the desired look. (Be sure to paint or stain in a well-ventilated location that's dust-free.
If you need furniture removal, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.