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What Precautions Help With Textiles During Water Damage Restoration in New York City Homes?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Capitalizes on Preparation and Testing for Successful Water Damage Repairs in New York City

The spilled water in your New York house may affect various textile-based materials necessitating renovation. Some of the leading water damage restoration methods for textiles include cleaning, stain removal, and drying. 

While embarking on water damage restoration in your New York City home, protecting the affected items from secondary damages is essential. Otherwise, it is possible to aggravate the situation. SERVPRO takes various approaches, including pre-testing materials and preparing the work areas depending on how the water spill happens.

Typically Water Spills Arise From

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

Pre-testing helps reveal crucial details, such as whether dyes in fabrics are likely to bleed. Our SERVPRO technicians use such information to create a perfect approach for restoration. For example, if the fabrics are not prone to bleeding, we can clean items comfortably using an emulsifying solution. However, where tests establish a high likelihood for dye loss, a gentler approach is necessary. Our technicians use unique products such as ColorFast Jet Extraction Cleaner for upholstery items. The temperature of the cleaning solution can also affect dyes or cause the backing of items such as carpets to separate. Our technicians use moderate temperatures not exceeding 150°F. 

Site preparation helps the water damage repairs. Even simple steps such as moving furniture count as site preparation since they help prevent overspray from reaching unintended areas. Our SERVPRO crews also cover some items with a poly drop cloth to shield them. 

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan can help ensure water damage restoration results in the expected outcomes. Call us at (917) 423-6364. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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