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Furniture Water Damage
Water Damage Wood Furniture
Coming home to waterlogged belongings is a discovery no one wants to uncover. Unfortunately, water damage can happen at any time—and sometimes, it can cause irreversible damage to your most priceless possessions. Wood furniture is particularly susceptible to water damage, thanks to its hygroscopic nature.
Even though saving saturated wood may seem like a lost cause, it’s not impossible. Whether furniture water damage was caused by leaks or pipes the team at Same Day Restoration is ready to save your home and your furniture.
How to Restore Wood Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Dry the Furniture
You guessed it. The first step in restoring your furniture is to dry it. Remove it from the damage, and place it in a safe, dry area. You can speed up the drying process by utilizing fans or placing the items in direct sunlight.
Step 2: Use Extra Fixings
Make sure the furniture is completely dry. Once dried, inspect it for any problem areas. Add any nails, screws, brackets, or other fixings as needed.
Step 3: Sand the Wood
Use a belt sander or finishing sander to sand the furniture after it’s been dried. You can use both types of sanders if you’d like. This preps the wood for step four.
Step 4: Apply the Coating
Apply a coat of marine-based polyurethane coating to protect your furniture from water and light. You can also use this coating on tables and countertops.
Step 5: Treat Spots
White spots may pop up on the surface of your furniture. This happens as a result of contaminated water seeping through the wood. Treat these spots with a mixture of baking soda and toothpaste (yes, toothpaste).
Step 6: Remove All Mold
It’s crucial to get rid of mold as soon as you see it. Be sure to scrub the upper finish with a peroxide cleaning solution. Once you do this, apply a new finish. If the amount of mold is too severe, we urge you to call a professional.
Step 7: Fix the Veneer
If you find white spots or mold on your furniture, the veneer could collapse if water comes in contact with it. Soak the veneer with a moisturizer to flatten it out again, then fill it with veneer glue. You can do this by using a syringe. Place something heavy like books to make sure the veneer sticks to the glue.
Step 8: Call a Professional
Got Furniture Water Damage? Call Us
Restoring furniture yourself can do more harm than good. If you’re not well-versed in handling a sander or veneer glue, you could end up doing permanent damage to your furniture. That’s why we’re here. The Same Day Restoration crew knows how to restore furniture and other water-damaged areas like walls and ceilings. Save your most prized possessions by scheduling an appointment today.