If your home has sustained damage from a disaster, you have probably been left with items and belongings that require cleaning to get them back to their pre-loss condition. That being said, most people do not know that there is help out there for contents cleaning and deodorization and we are going to explain the process a little more in depth for you.
Content cleaning and deodorization is an advanced and meticulous process in which a certified content restorer takes certain specific steps to clean, disinfect, and deodorize items that have sustained damage from smoke, water, and even mold. While we often focus on home restoration first, content restoration can help bring back hope for valued belongings that may have been considered a total loss following a disaster in your home. In order to better understand how content cleaning works, it is important to understand the different types of contents that can be saved. There are two categories of contents: 1. Soft contents and 2. Hard contents. Some examples of soft contents could include clothing, bedding, heirloom items, and leather goods while hard contents could consist of dishes, appliances, furniture pieces, electronic equipment, other collectible items and antiques (just to name a few). Before any other steps are taken, an analysis of your belongings must take place.
Content analysis is where the restoration team examines your belongings and determines which items can be salvaged. If any belongings have sustained irreversible damage, they can be added to a list of losses that can be used for insurance purposes. Our team will then carefully pack out all salvageable contents to our state-of-the-art cleaning facility. This step includes full inventory documentation and tracking so you can be sure that your valued belongings are safe and accounted for.
Once at our cleaning facility, we go through each individual item to determine which cleaning application and technique is necessary for that item. We utilize specialized equipment and chemicals, depending on whichever cleaning application applies to each piece. Some items are even cleaned by hand. We ensure that this step is don’t to perfection, and is safe and effective for each item
Once cleaning is complete, your contents are placed into an ozone room, or a deodorization chamber. This chamber utilizes ozone to compact the oxygen around the items and eliminates particles that hold onto smells. This deodorization technique is both thorough and effective, while reducing the risk of damage to your belongings.
After your contents have been cleaned and deodorized, we will carefully package them up again and either return them to you or store them in a secure storage space until the repairs to your property are complete and your belongings can return home.
Utilizing contents cleaning and deodorization can help save and restore your valued belongings following a fire, water, or even mold damage disaster. The trained and experienced cleaning technicians at All About Contents will work hard to restore all cleanable items back to you through our contents cleaning and deodorizing process.