Hurricane Harvey has affected many of our families, friends and neighbors.

We have all in some way been affected, and now we all need to gather our thoughts and prayers and start rebuilding. We want all our friends, neighbors and customers to know that we are here to help in any way we can. We have received many calls from our customers about their furniture being damaged. We are here to provide any and all detailed information needed about your furniture for any insurance needs.

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Submerged Furniture


  • Take furniture outside and remove back panels, drawers and doors, if possible. Drawers and doors will probably stick due to expanding, wet wood. Do not try to force them out from the front.
  • Use a hose to clean off mud and dirt inside and out.
  • Take the furniture to a well-ventilated storage area. Do not let it dry in the sun, or it will warp and twist out of shape.
  • Check the furniture periodically. Remove drawers and open doors as soon as you can without forcing them. Continue to leave the back panel off to allow air to circulate throughout the piece. It may take several weeks or months before the furniture is completely dry and ready to repair and refinish.
  • Mildew will continue to grow as long as the wood has a moisture content above 20 percent. Use mineral spirits on mildewed surfaces. Be sure to check underneath and inside.
  • Solid wood furniture with a cloudy finish, flaking or missing finish, open joints and even cracks and warped boards can be salvaged. The joints can be reglued and warped boards can be straightened. Consult an experienced cabinetmaker. Special tools and skills will be needed. If you do not have the skills or the tools, get an estimate. Compare that with the cost of buying new furniture of comparable quality.

Damp Furniture

White spots or a cloudy film may develop on damp furniture that has not been submerged.

To remove the white spots: If the entire surface is affected, rub with a damp cloth dipped in turpentine or in a solution of 12 cup household ammonia and 12 cup water. Wipe dry at once, and if the color is restored, polish with wax or furniture polish.

If color is not restored, dip 000 steel wool in oil (boiled linseed, olive, mineral, or lemon).

Rub lightly with the wood grain. Wipe with a soft cloth and re-wax if the color is restored. For deep spots, use a drop or two of ammonia on a damp cloth. Rub at once with a dry cloth. Rubbing cigarette ashes, powdered pumice or a piece of walnut meat into spots may help remove them.

If spots remain after all efforts to remove them, the piece should be stripped of the old finish and refinished.

Ncsuedu(2017)NcsueduRetrieved 1 September, 2017, from https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/flood-damaged-furniture