Contents Pack-out And Restoration: What You Need To Know

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When people refer to “water damage restoration” or “fire damage restoration,” they typically mean the entire restoration process from start to finish. Within that process, however, is contents restoration. It is easy to overlook this step, but it is actually one of the most critical. 

So, what is content pack-out and restoration? It is the final stage of the restoration process when the contents in your home, or your possessions, are repaired. For many people, this is actually the most important stage of the restoration process because of the sentimental value that personal possessions have. To help you better understand this important stage of the cleaning and restoration process, four key questions about it are answered by our contents restoration and pack-out experts at All About Contents

What Will I Have To Do?

Our professional cleaners will take care of the grunt work for you during the content cleaning process. There are, however, a couple of things you need to do to authorize the cleaning and make it go more smoothly.

  • Sign an authorization form
  • Identify your most immediate needs so we know what to clean first
  • Assist with the touch decision. When it comes to a judgment call as to whether it is or is not worth to repair something, we will leave it up to your judgment. 
  • Be on site for the pack-out and re-delivery of your possessions. 

Why Shouldn’t I Just Replace All Non-Sentimental Items?

You may be tempted to just replace everything and save yourself the trouble of going through the contents cleaning process. This is a valid question, and in some isolated cases it may be the best choice. Nonetheless, replacing contents entirely is a very expensive and time-consuming process. It’s fairly common for homeowners to max out their insurance policy meaning that you may need to pay out of pocket if you want to replace all of your damaged possessions. 

Why Can’t I Just Use My Local Dry Cleaner?

First Response has trained professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and specialized processes that your dry cleaner does not.  Studies show that professional contents restoration companies are typically able to restore about 98% of garments compared to 65% for a typical dry cleaner. With those numbers in mind, it is clear why using a content restoration company is the way to go. 

What Cleaning Techniques Are Used? 

We use many different sophisticated technologies to repair and clean contents. These include high precision ultrasonic cleaning, aqueous electronics cleaning, precision drying, deodorization, and more. One of the primary benefits of going with a professional cleaning and restoration company for content cleaning is their access to such technology. On your own, you would be hard pressed to find similarly effective equipment at reasonably affordable prices. Furthermore, a company experienced in content cleaning will know exactly what cleaning methods they should use to clean your possessions. This is also important since using the wrong method may actually damage the items more.

Your Go-To Contents Pack-out Company

Here at All About Contents, we’re all about providing quality service to restore your damage valuables. Contact us when you need cleaning services following a water or fire disaster. We’re happy to help!

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