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Some of the Biggest Problems When Dealing With Commercial Flood Damage in Coram

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage can quickly deteriorate your floors and furniture. Contact SERVPRO immediately for water removal.

How Flood Damage Affects Furnishings In Your Coram Area Hotel

Regardless of the type of flooring installed on your Coram property, you should always get the furniture off of your floor as soon as possible after a flood. You might have the personnel to move all of your furniture out of the structure entirely. If not, you can use wood-blocks to elevate furniture in-place to help prevent staining or bleeding.  

If possible, use waxed paper to prevent rust transfer from zippers and buttons on the cushions of any furniture affected by flood damage in your Coram area hotel. Tenting helps cushions dry evenly and quickens their drying time. Keep in mind that several problems can occur after flood-waters effect upholstery and wood items in your sitting area, guest rooms, or hallway.


  • Swelling – Where the framing of your furniture, made of wood, swells, and cracks, glues can break down, causing additional damage to furniture. 
  • Water Spotting – Where fabrics that are, dry-clean only may spot, requiring special attention to avoid water lines.
  • Color Bleeding – Dust covers often bleed when wet, and if the cover sags due to exposure, it could stain carpets or flooring. 
  • Mildew Growth – We primarily use drying methods, including air movers and dehumidifiers to lessen drying time and prevent mildew from growing.

SERVPRO technicians witness a variety of issues concerning both upholstered and wood furnishings often used in a hotel environment. Both spotting and swelling typically occur when wood or wood composition furniture such as chairs, tables, stools, or benches get exposed to water. We remove spotting using specialized wood care products and advanced drying methods to reduce swelling, while finishers can repair warping problems that occur in wooden frames.

At SERVPRO, we always discuss repair vs. replacement costs with the customer, since it may be less expensive to replace than repair in some cases. Furniture made of particleboard, covered by a laminate, reacts poorly to water. Laminates often resist water and act as a vapor barrier, trapping moisture on one side of the material, often leading to warping.

SERVPRO of Patchogue has an entire team with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standing by 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to supply you with emergency response personnel, advanced equipment, and valuable resources. Call today. (631) 924-1801

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