Saving water damaged furniture is very “doable” in a majority of cases. In fact, depending on the water type and on the nature of the materials, saving your pieces is a process that can be completed with some elbow grease and easy techniques. Here at Heath Refinishing, we’ve been doing this for many many years.
Once you have established that your piece of furniture is worth the time investment that will be required to save it, you need to determine the extent of its damage. Pieces that were completely submerged in water are going to be heavily soaked. In cases such as this, it is important to realize that salvaging may time quite a bit more time to restore. Of course, if the piece is an heirloom or of great sentimental value, it is important not to give up on it until all restoration avenues have been exhausted.
That’s where Heath Refinishing can help.
If you’ve been a recent victim, we recommend that you remove the piece of furniture from its wet environment. Place the piece outside. At that point, give us a call and we can take it from there. Remember, the sooner we can act, the better. Any piece of furniture that has cloth or stuffing is subject to mildew. We have all the right tools to dissassemble, dry, and reassemble the piece (or perform any other restoration that needs to be done). DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN. Once the furniture is reassembled, we replace any stuffing that had to be removed. We can then reupholster (if needed) and refinish any part that requires it.