In the aftermath of flooding when you return to your home, inspect your furniture as quickly as possible. The more time has passed after a flood, the bigger the damage will be. To determine whether a piece of furniture is worth saving, you must evaluate the extent of the damage. Take into account the cost and sentimental value of the item and compare it to the cost of having it restored.
If the furniture did not sit in water for too long, separate fabrics and other colored items to prevent color bleeding and move them to a dry area to prevent mold and mildew from forming and leave them to dry completely. If a piece is too heavy to move, consider placing wood blocks or aluminum foil under the legs to protect it from the wet floor.
Unfortunately, it is easy for upholstered furniture to absorb contaminants from floodwaters, so if it has been sitting in water for too long, it may be impossible to salvage. Bacteria, mold, and mildew, all of which pose severe health hazards, are very hard to remove. If you choose to restore heavily soaked upholstered furniture, professional cleaning and restoration services will be required.