Contents Restoration: Drying, Cleaning And Deodorizing After A Disaster

contents restoration atlanta, contents cleanup atlantaFire and water do not only damage buildings in Georgia, but they also damage your personal belongings. Sentimental and valuable items are all at risk when your property suffers from a water or fire disaster. After a home disaster, each of your contents need to be cleaned and sterilized by professionals like All About Contents. Trying to cleanup and “wipe off” the mess will only risk further damage to your contents and more costly damage. Without the proper contents restoration, your personal items may not be salvageable at all.

The Emergence Of Contents Restoration

The trauma of finding precious possessions ruined by smoke or water damage is big. But, your professional contents restoration company will try to salvage as many items as they can. In the past, contents like clothing items, expensive luggage, rugs, sofas, furniture, and electronics have all been disposed of at the nearest landfill. Thanks to emerging technologies and a supportive national network of restoration providers, it’s now possible to restore goods that were previously considered to be unsalvageable.

Contents Restoration Goals

The goal of contents restoration is to clean and repair items that might have suffered smoke, fire, water, or mold damage. Restoring contents can often be less expensive than replacing them; insurance companies would prefer to fix your things instead of buying new ones. Plus, restoration allows you to retain precious personal possessions, such as family heirlooms or photographs, both of which are irreplaceable.

Contents can include furniture, bedding, clothes, electronic devices, jewelry, etc. In a nutshell, contents generally refers to anything within the home that can be relocated to another part of the home or offsite. Many different cleaning processes to safely clean most household items including:

  • Dishes
  • Appliances
  • Linens and Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Artwork
  • Antiques and Heirlooms
  • Decorative Accents
  • Area Rugs
  • And More

Contents Restoration Steps

  1. Document The Damage – Your insurance company will want proof of what you owned and its value. The team at All About Contents will take the time to create an accurate inventory that reflects the salvageable and non-salvageable items. Before making any repairs, our team will work with you to fully document the damage for your insurer. Digital versions can be stored electronically and easily shared.
  2. Non-Salvageable Items – During the pack out, non-salvageable items will be documented in iCat; a “non-restorable list” will be created for your insurance provider. In cases where it’s not possible to save items, their disposal will be arranged in an environmentally compliant manner.

Proper Contents Disposal

Hazardous items should be separated from any other waste. All lead, asbestos or mold should be wrapped, labeled and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal requirements. Construction waste, furniture, large appliances, and electronics may also have specialized disposal rules after an area flood. A quality contents restoration company understands the requirements of contents disposal and will follow all the rules and regulations to safely remove and dispose of garbage.

Contents Restoration In Georgia – On Or Off Site?

After the incident, our items may need to be removed from the house and either packed away for storage until the recovery process is done, or to be cleaned and restored. Other items are better left where they are during the cleaning and restoration process.

All About Contents can organize every detail. For example, some items are more challenging than others to remove, such as wall-to-wall carpeting. In this case, it will need to remain in the house and be cleaned on-site. The exact process of cleaning and restoring your belongings depends on the types of items, type of disaster, even the weather. You need an expert staff to help you. For 24 Hour Emergency service, please contact us.

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