Removing Water Spots on Fabric

Restoration Specialists provides restorative services to homeowners in the Florida communities of Ocala, Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, and Leesburg. By providing assistance in the aftermath of damaging events such as floods, Restoration Specialists works to help homeowners recover as quickly as possible.

Many homeowners struggle with how to handle water damage after a flood. Water damage might also result from extinguishing a fire or from plumbing issues. Whatever the cause, water spots on fabric and carpets may result from water damage. There are a number of ways homeowners can treat these spots to avoid permanent cosmetic damage.

When rayon, wool, and silk fabrics become exposed to water, water spots are likely to appear. To remove these spots, homeowners can boil water in a kettle on the stove and then hold the material in the steam, while preventing large drops of water from hitting the fabric. Once the steam has made the material damp, they should press and shake the material, then rub it with a spoon or a fingernail. Rubbing the material with a piece of fabric that is identical or similar to the damaged one can also help remove the water spots.