Salvageable or Non-Salvageable
Flooding in your home is a very stressful situation. Our contents are not only of a monetary value, but some may have sentimental value. The removal of these contents as quickly as possible can play a part on salvageable or non-salvageable. Wood furniture if left in water for several days can be ruined permanently. The binding may become damaged and cause the furniture to fall apart. Upholstered furniture can be difficult to clean and dry after a water damage. The type of water damage determines what type of cleaning methods need to be used. If you have experienced a category 3 water damage, then your furniture will most likely need to be replaced. Black water is considered Category 3 water damage. This can include raw sewage or flood water from a nearby river. Contamination of category 3 water can carry harmful bacteria and should be avoided.
One of the dangers after water damage is mold, bacteria, and other contaminants, which can begin to form within 24-48 hours. Removing the non-salvageable items away or out of the home to reduce the risk of mold should be done immediately. Take plenty of photos and document the contents with damage The photos will be needed for your insurance claim and will save time on your claim process.
Trying to treat the upholstery yourself can sometimes lead to more damage. Leave the Professionals at SERVPRO of the Quad Cites to determine what type of flood damage you have and what course of action to be taken. The SERVPRO System offers several cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet. We work directly with your insurance carrier providing photos, daily updates, and documentation to help get your claim processed faster. The Quad Cities technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again.