How to Restore Water Damaged Clothes
Many homeowners tend to focus on bigger areas that have suffered from water damage and rarely give a second thought to their clothes. Water damage restoration on clothing will depend on how heavily they were soaked and the amount of time they stayed soaked. When handling these items, stay cautious and be aware of the overall condition of the clothing. Protection gear is adviseable when handling, especially if the clothes were soaked by black water.
Sadly, homeowners cannot stop what gets wet and what doesn’t. Although some items can be saved through the process of washing, others will need more help from more specialist services. By understanding how clothing is affected by water damage, you can have a clearer picture of how to address each item with as little loss as possible.
Everything you need to know about water-damaged clothes
- Not all water-damaged clothes can be saved.
- Water-damaged clothes can be restored either at home or professionally.
- You need to address water-damaged clothes as fast as possible in order to achieve the best results.
- Never keep clothing that is beyond restoration.
- There are different methods you can use in the restoration process.
How heavily were they soiled?
One way to analyze the overall damage is to determine how wet the clothing is. Wet clothing can open a door to mold and mildew growth. And because mildew can cause various health issues, it is important that you first identify whether bacteria have become present. Potential health risks range from sneezing, a bloody nose, congestion, eye irritation, and a great deal more.
Each item should be handled with caution due to the presence of bacteria that can include aspergillus fumigatus, this is a big player for respiratory problems. Signs of mold will include a musty odor, discoloration or growth, and visible spores.
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