When your home suffers from a fire or water damage disaster it can be very frightening. There are so many tasks that need to be completed and it can get overwhelming when you try to tackle them on your own. Your building structure may not be suitable for living after the disaster until your property has been repaired and restored back to its pre-damaged condition. Once you figure out what needs to be done to repair your properties structure what do you do about all your belongings or all the items in your home? With all the damage they sustained they should be thrown out right? No, there is still hope for your belongings. You need to contact a professional who offers content cleaning.
Content cleaning is the process of taking the contents from a building that has been damaged by a disaster of some sort and need to be professionally restored. Items that have sentimental value, or high-value items or even a family heirloom, they all can potentially be cleaned, sanitized and restored. There are professionals who specialize in restoring content. If you have items covered in soot or really dirty items, content cleaning helps get these items back to the pre-loss condition. Another plus is that with content cleaning you can potentially eliminate the risk of cross contaminating items and contaminating the items again. You can breathe a little easier knowing that there is a good chance that your belongings will be restored, especially after you have been shaken by a disaster.
Depending on what content cleaning company you put your trust in there will be certain steps involved in the content cleaning process. Some of these steps may include:
- Deodorizing – removing that nasty smell.
- Sanitizing –removing any bacteria and chemicals.
- Fabric cleaning
- Removal of soot
The content cleaning specialist you hire might offer you a variety of cleaning methods. Some of these methods include:
Upholstery cleaning which will remove the dirt from your sofa, chairs, and other stuffed or cushioned items. This method will thoroughly clean and sanitize your upholstery.
Ozone cleaning which is the use of the ozone to get rid of smoke and other foul smelling odors from materials. This process kills the allergens and other particles that are harmful and air bound.
Ultrasonic cleaning which is a quick, precise and powerful method that uses sound waves in the removal of soot and soil from many different types of materials. For example figurines, car parts, dishes, and wine glasses with a great deal of char on them, knickknacks, jewelry, guns, shower doors, rugs, fire-damaged furniture and much more.
It is recommended by Hudson Valley Advanced Disaster Recovery Inc. that you immediately contact a content cleaning professional. The longer you wait to have your contents cleaned the higher the chance of those belongings becoming unsalvageable. The Advanced Disaster Recovery Inc. experts understand that your belongings are important to you and will always treat them with the utmost respect.