Recovering Those Water Damaged Valuables
There is a lot
of information out there when it comes to handling water damage in your home or
business, less when it comes to the items and valuables in your home that may
be damaged as a result of the same water problem. The fact is that water can damage almost
anything it touches if the amount and duration are long enough.
In any case of
water damage, it is most important to make sure that you and your family are
safe. Possessions may be valuable to
you, but none of them are worth risking your life over.
various ways to treat your valuables.
Here are a few tips for some of the more precarious cases.
should be removed from their frames and rinsed with cool, clean water. Do not touch, rub, or blot the surfaces. Use clips to hang them up and air dry them,
keeping them from coming in contact with each other.
should be removed from their frames and hung up in a safe and dry
location. They should not be separated
from their stretchers, however. Keep
them horizontal, paint side up, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.
trickier, but can still be salvaged if handled correctly. Hold the book closed to rinse it off, then
open to a 90 degree angle to allow to dry.
documents should be laid flat and allowed to dry individually (i.e. no
stacking). If stacks of paper are wet,
do not attempt to separate them until they have been dried.
should be rinsed with water and allowed to air dry. Weigh down or clamp down veneers while
drying. Particle board furniture is best
thrown out as it acts like a sponge and can prove almost impossible to
furniture should ideally be treated by a professional. Leather and rawhide can be successfully rinsed
off, removing mud and excess water, and padded dry with a towel to maintain
If water damage
is extensive, it becomes vitally important to prioritize your needs in this
area. Not everything that is damaged can
be saved. You need to determine what
means the most to you and what is most deserving of the time, effort, and
finances that will be required to repair and restore following a water damage
when dealing with water damage, many times the problem is so overwhelming that
most homeowners not only don’t know where to start, but they also have zero
idea of how to best go about it. That is
not a good way to try and begin caring for things like your home or
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