What Are Challenges When Restoring Water Damaged Textiles in Acton?

Acton Residents Protect Fragile Textiles from Secondary Harm Using CFRNE’s Esporta Wash System

After a flood or other water loss, the contents of your Acton home suffer significant damage. Cleaning and restoring soft articles crafted with textiles is not a straightforward process. Learn how you can avoid the expense and disruption of discarding water-logged items by consulting with our certified Esporta Wash System technicians.

How Are Textiles Affected by Water Damage?

Aside from the dirt, oils, and other residues that contaminate water damaged textiles in Acton after flooding or leaks, the role of the water itself in compromising textiles cannot be underestimated. Because homeowners focus on damage to floors, walls, and fixtures after a water loss, clothing and other textile-based items often end up packed in bins or bags either wet or at least damp. Odors bloom, and fibers decay. Water affects textiles in a range of ways, including:

  • Causing swelling of fibers
  • Weakening and breaking down fibers
  • Shrinking some textile materials (wool or silk) or bleeding dyes
  • Creating a perfect mold and malodor incubator after 24 to 48 hours

Can Conventional Cleaning Methods and Equipment Restore Water Damagedd1 Textiles?

Problems with using either front or top loading washing machines fall into two categories. First, a typical washer’s capacity is limited, and bulky items like cushions, wall and window coverings, rugs, and more will not fit. Second, the technology employed is hard on fabrics, twisting and agitating them. Weakened fibers and soil particles are a terrible mix. The rubbing causes dirt to embed, and the particles’ rough edges abrade the textiles.

What Improvements Does the Esporta Wash System Use to Clean, Disinfect, and Deodorize Water Damaged Textiles?

CFRNE invested in the Esporta Wash System because it is superior when restoring water damaged textiles. The equipment employs large cages with guards to secure the textiles. After loading the machine, our Esporta certified technicians use a computerized protocol to select the appropriate proprietary detergent, water temperature, and cycles to gently but unceasingly push the cleaning solution through the materials. This hydraulic pressure pulses the soils, contaminants (including microbial organisms), and odors out of the textiles. Rather than masking smells or covering up stains, the Esporta rids the textiles of the residues and pathogens that cause the issues. All of this is accomplished without further damage to the stressed fabric.

Before abandoning all hope of recovering water damaged soft articles and textile, contact Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE). Call 603-943-7153 to discuss the best course back to pre-loss condition for your possessions with the Esporta

Wash System.