Damp can build up at any time of year, but as the weather turns wetter, problems can increase. Flooding is an obvious cause of liquid damage, but even condensation during the summer months may have created damp areas in your home or office. Leaking roofs or blocked gutters can cause sudden influx of water into living areas. As a landlord or tenant, you may have to ascertain who is responsible for repairs and/or replacement of damaged items. Here are some useful links with information on liability. As a homeowner, you may need to claim on your insurance and negotiate. In any case, you may need to plan to salvage or remove damaged furniture.
Old or damp furniture can not only store moisture, but harmful mould and bacteria can be harboured, leading to further damage to decor or flooring. Damp furniture can also pose a risk to health, especially in the young or elderly.
Although it sometimes pays to repair damp damaged furniture, in many cases the only solution is to dispose of it and replace it once the cause of the damage has been removed.