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When Leaking Waterbeds Give East Brunswick Homeowners Nightmares

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Waterbed Water Damage Restoration in East Brunswick 

Waterbeds may be well past their sales prime in the late 1980s when they comprised 20% of all new mattress sales, but even now, almost 35 years later, there is still a dedicated following for this type of bedding. One significant caveat of waterbed ownership, however, is the risk of either slow or rapid water damage that can come from leaks, tears, and perforations in the mattress casing.  

If your East Brunswick bedroom requires water damage cleanup from a waterbed mishap, the mitigation professionals at SERVPRO are available to start cleanup within hours of your initial contact. The goal of each step of the process is to remove water, return structures and contents to their preloss condition, and perform any additional tasks needed to restore your home. Your local SERVPRO is also licensed to offer general contracting services (#13VH06622700) to rebuild your home after a disaster occurs. 

3 Ways to Find Waterbed Leaks 

  • Fill the bed with air. Once the mattress is sufficiently full of air, rub it down with sudsy water. Soap bubbles can indicate locations of air leaving through tears in the mattress casing.
  • Palpate for perforations. Leave the mattress partially filled for this method. Dry off the surface and press down on the surface as if you were performing CPR. Water should leave from openings in the bedding.
  • Locating leaks. Press down on the corners of the mattress until your hands contact the floor of the bed. Repeat this procedure along the seams. Small beads of water that suddenly appear can indicate a leak—mark these areas with a permanent marker. 

SERVPRO Restores Your Home

If you have a waterbed that suddenly bursts on the second story of your home, it is likely that structures underneath your bedroom on the first floor also require cleaning and drying. SERVPRO professionals can remediate water damage in both areas with portable extraction tools, rovers on carpeting, and large rubber suction pads for hardwood floors. Light demolition of ceilings may be necessary if you notice crumbling drywall or sagging, but this provides ventilation while drying the second-floor subflooring.  

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows provides the community with a licensed mitigation service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (732) 432-9800 for rapid disaster cleanup. 

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