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Nebraska is home to some of the largest furnishing stores in the United States, providing beautiful options for interior decorating. Unfortunately, water damage doesn’t care how comfortable and personalized homes have become. Here are 4 absorbent living room items that will need to be repaired after water damage has occurred in your house.
Determining the material your couch is made out of will decide what damage will need repairing. Fabric couches become giant sponges when exposed to too much moisture. The cushions can become soggy and heavy, which would make moving the couch difficult on your own. Fabric couches will also not dry on their own, and can remain damp for days or even weeks without proper, professional steps taken. Leather couches, on the other hand, become brittle and can crack after being wet, especially if they have been inappropriately dried. Heat can further damage the leather, making at-home drying options slim, and DIY attempts difficult and usually unsuccessful.
Heavy fabrics such as carpet can hold around six gallons of water depending on its material type, its size, how old it is, and how often it is used and cleaned. If left to sit, carpet can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, in as little as 48 hours. Carpets also suffer from delamination, which occurs when water causes the underlying carpet glue to become soft and loose causing the entire carpet to unravel. If the needed water damage repair is considered more severe, carpets usually need to be replaced, to avoid future contamination. Because rugs and drapes are removable from the damaged area, they are also easier to repair.
In the unfortunate event that your living room has experienced water damage, don’t try to repair all damaged goods and materials affected on your own. Instead, contact your local water repair company for further advice and help.
We are a water damage repair service company located in Grand Island, Nebraska. Since 1981, Yellow Van has been a leader in the industry of home repair and restoration. Since then, more than 4,000 clients use our repair services on a regular basis, and that number continues to grow. We offer a myriad of water damage repair options that make them easily the best water repair business in the area:
As Grand Island’s #1 source for quality water damage repair and disaster restoration services, We have garnered an IICRC certification, as well as many other qualifications, including membership in the Chamber of Commerce and the Reader’s Choice Award for Best of Kearney 2020. Additionally, over 150 5-star ratings have proved that our team is able to handle any water damage repair project, regardless of complexity or size. We proudly serve 25 different areas, including Sherman, Buffalo, Fillmore, York, Nuckolls, and parts of Furnas.
We can repair any item you may be worrying you’ve lost to water damage, so all you have to worry about is what angle to put your newly restored couch in your living room.