Does Water Cause Harm to Upholstery, Carpets, and Textiles in Plymouth?
A Water Leak Can Lead to Permanent Fabric Damage. SERVPRO Can Provide Expert Water Cleanup for your Plymouth Home.
How does water affect fabrics?
Textiles in your Plymouth home are made up of unique fabrics with unique fiber and dye characteristics. When water exposure occurs, these textiles can bleed dye, shrink or become flat. Long-term water exposure can lead to unpleasant odors and mold growth. SERVPRO technicians are not only experts at drying your home and contents; we can also clean various fabrics to return them to a preloss condition. Understanding how different materials react to cleaning methods or chemical action is essential to reducing secondary damages. We can avoid these secondary harms by consulting manufacturer guidance or relying on our extensive fabric cleaning training.
What stages are there for textile cleaning?
• Assessing whether fabrics should be cleaned while wet or putting in place an immediate drying plan
• Using pre-conditioning elements as well as spot and stain remover to clean the fabric
• Providing a topical treatment onto the fabric to ensure a lasting clean finish
What are topical treatments for textiles?
Topical treatments are an essential part of water cleanup in your Plymouth home. These treatments are usually applied initially by the manufacturer but can be re-applied after cleaning the textile. We use topical treatments to help release soiling from a fabric piece and make the fabric stain resistant for the future. A soil-repellent can be used as a mitigation method to prevent soils from absorbing into a fabric, providing technicians with a vital window to clean upholstery before permanent staining occurs. One risk of using a soil repellent is yellowing, which is why we recommend you seek professional assistance when performing textile cleaning.
What types of topical treatments are available for fabrics?
• Soil release agents allow textiles to absorb more water or cleaning solution allowing for deep cleans.
• Stain-resistant chemicals can prevent or reduce the staining of materials through dye discoloration.
• Fire retardants can often wash out in the presence of moisture. Re-applying fire retardants can help return your furniture to its preloss condition.
Water spills can lead to staining, dye bleeding, or other forms of damage in upholstery, carpets, and fabrics. Contact SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at (508) 746-9500 now.