Water Removal from Water-soaked Leather Items in Daytona Homes
Daytona Water Removal Services Include Restoring Water-Soaked Leather Furniture
Daytona homeowners normally have a difficult time cleaning water-damaged leather items when a flooding event occurs, primarily due to the complexities at play. Leather is a soft, limber material created from the skin of different animals, such as goats, sheep, pigs, or cows. It is treated to produce the soft surface that is popularly seen in coverings for clothing, furniture, and accessories like purses. Leather is very absorbent and tends to stain easily, leading to marks if water spills onto the material.
If any of your leather items sustain water damage, you can count on SERVPRO for water removal and drying services. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, providing water damage restoration services to Daytona residents and its environs. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready to restore your property to preloss conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When an animal is alive, its natural oils lubricate the microscopic fibers that hold leather together. During the tanning process, these oils are washed away and then replaced with others. When the material comes into contact with water, it partially dissolves these oils and moves them to the surface, causing them to evaporate. During this time, the bonds between the fibers loosen, leaving the leather stiff and cracked. This weakening of fibers is irreversible.
Water damage from water spills is not usually a major cause for concern when it comes to leather. In fact, most leather products come with a protective layer that makes it possible to clean up water spills before the material absorbs the liquid. However, flooded leather furniture is highly susceptible to water damage and requires immediate water removal. The minerals and contaminants in the water can damage the foam and frame in the furniture, resulting in a costly repair.
Water damage from clean water is relatively easy to fix. SERVPRO technicians can often determine the extent of the water damage by the presence of a bad odor, which may require replacing the foam and/or frame altogether. This is typically applicable in cases where the furniture is particularly expensive. If there is no smell but the piece still looks bad, our experts can retouch that part.
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If a flooding event leaves severe water damage to your leather, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach may be in a position to help. We have a wide range of products and equipment for dealing with various types of water damage, allowing us to return your property to preloss conditions speedily. Call us anytime at (386) 677-9993.
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