When most people think of water damage they tend to think of the usual stuff like mold, structural damage, and flooding. But one thing that a lot of people do not really think about is their furniture. After all, if you have just had to deal with damage caused by a flood or hurricane, your couch is probably the last thing on your mind. But the fact is, there is a good chance that you can get your furniture taken care of as you take care of the water damage throughout the rest of your home. Here are some things you need to know about taking care of the water damage done to your furniture.
The first thing you need to know is that the water damage done to your furniture is the same done to your home, just in reverse order. A house gets hit structurally and then the carpet and walls get hit. But with upholstered furniture, the “carpet” gets hit first and the structure is affected last. This actually works in your favor as it can put time on your side. Upholstery can be cleaned and replaced, but if the water damage, especially mold, makes its way to the structure of the furniture, it’s game over.
You need to see whether or not your insurance policy accounts for furniture water damage if you want to see about being able to have the damage repaired. But if the damage is simply surface damage, then you do not have to worry too much about the costs being expensive. But you for sure need to be sure to handle the water damage that is done to your furniture. If you are sitting on your couch and the mold has corroded the structure to the point that the couch has just broken underneath you,it is too late.