Caring For Your Water-Damaged Contents
Here at SERVPRO, we know that your home is much more than its physical foundation. Rather, what makes your house your home is its contents- your personal belongings. When your home undergoes water damage, the risk for destruction extends beyond just your property. Your home’s contents, your cherished photographs, furniture, and other personal belongings, can sustain serious water damage as well. By placing more value on restoring than replacing, we believe that it is our responsibility to take the utmost care of not only your property but your personal contents as well. Regardless of the type of water damage that your home has endured, SERVPRO has a contents restoration service that will fit your needs. Continue reading to learn about the different ways in which SERVPRO can protect your belongings.
Because every restoration is different, we offer a variety of contents restoration services depending on your individual needs. For example, if there is light residue, we will utilize dry cleaning. Wet cleaning will be used for moderate or heavy residue. Additionally, we often utilize spray and wipe cleaning for any items that cannot withstand wet cleaning and foam cleaning for fabric items. We may also use abrasive cleaning or immersion cleaning, depending on the item affected.
Move-Out and Pack-Out Services
In the event that your home’s contents are in need of substantial cleaning services, it is possible that a move-out of the affected area can be initiated. A move-out can facilitate the remodeling process and protect your belongings from any further damage. Depending on your insurance, move-in day services may vary.
If your electronic devices have been affected by water damage, it is important that you do not attempt to use them, as the combination of electronics and water can be incredibly dangerous. Electronic devices may include the computer, T.V., or DVD player. Our team will work to clean the exterior of the electronics in order to preserve the insides. Additionally, all impacted electronic devices will be inspected by a professional electronics technician.
Document and Photograph Drying
Physical documents and photographs can be destroyed by water damage, so it is critical that we prevent further damage of any kind. Even if documents can’t be completely restored to their condition before the water damage, our goal is to dry the contents and mitigate the possibility of additional damage. We offer 5 different options for drying services, including air drying, dehumidifier, freezer drying, vacuum freeze drying, and vacuum thermal drying, based on the type of document/photograph and severity of the damage.
Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS)
Here at SERVPRO, we offer Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS for short), which helps limit some of our customers’ feelings of anxiety during such a stressful event. What does our CCIS do? By developing a detailed and thorough list of your belongings, it helps you keep track of all your belongings and the damage that they’ve endured during your water damage emergency. We construct this list by going room by room, making note of each item and its value prior to the water loss through a process of taking photos and sometimes barcoding. These elements ensure that we compile an accurate report of the belongings in your home.
Our CCIS program has many benefits, but the most important perk of all is its ability to give you peace of mind when you need it the most.
Need More Information?
If you’ve experienced water damage and are in need of our services, don’t delay. Pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of Hunt Valley and Harford County right now at (410) 229-0012. Have questions about how we care for belongings after water damage? You can click here for an overview of how we care for the items that make your home your own. You can also learn more about our water damage restoration services by clicking here. We understand that the value of your home lies in its contents, so you can trust us to handle them with care and work our hardest to restore any water-damaged belongings to their pre-water damage condition.