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What happens to our water damaged furniture after a flood?

Water in homeDrying out furniture after a flood can be a daunting and challenging task. And what’s even worse is water damaged furniture often cannot be saved.

When it comes to water damage restoration, many companies, including Roto-Rooter, use water extraction (suction/vacuum systems) and drying (fans and dehumidifiers) equipment on salvageable materials, including flooring, walls and furniture.

However, when it comes to drying out furniture after a flood, it is important to remember that cushions and padding found on couches and chairs usually can’t be completely dried. As the furniture dries, the outsides of the cushion or padding will dry first, often leaving the middle area wet. This tends to create mold and mildew before it can completely dry out. Therefore, padded furniture is typically not salvageable - even if the water that affected the furniture was clean. Padded furniture contamination resulting from gray water (dirty) and black water (sewage) is permanent and therefore the furniture is not salvageable.

With Roto-Rooter water restoration, a prompt and experienced team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible. This includes water extraction, removal of unsalvageable contents and structures, cleaning of the affected areas, deodorizing and drying of the structure and contents. The professionals at Roto-Rooter do all of this, plus haul away all water damaged debris.

We document the damage to your property and contents with photos of the loss before starting the water damage restoration work begins, during the cleanup process and after the job is completed. Our professionals utilize the software preferred by insurance companies so that your claim can be processed quickly and accurately.

The water damage restoration professionals at Roto-Rooter will get your home back in working order as quickly as possible.

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