When your home is damaged by fire there will likely be more residual damage than just what was burned. Smoke, soot and potentially water or chemicals that were used to put out the fire can be just as damaging. This damage can reach far into your home beyond the initial area damaged in the actual fire.
Oftentimes furniture, clothes, personal items and home electronics can be damaged either directly or indirectly by the fire. USA Restoration Pros has years of experience in cleaning and restoring homes and all of the belongings in them. We can work to restore your possessions back to their pre-damaged condition.
Documents and Photographs
Fire can be devastating on documents and photos, but those that were not burnt can also suffer smoke and/or water damage. We put into action a five step process to help clean and preserve them. First, we air dry the document or photo. Second, is a dehumidifying process to make certain it doesn’t soak up any more water. Third, we may choose to freeze dry the item. The fourth option is a vacuum freeze dry where we remove all oxygen from the document then free dry it. Last we can vacuum thermal dry the item. This too removes all oxygen from the document, but instead of using cold to dry it, we use heat.
If a document suffered smoke damage instead of or in addition to water damage we also have a process in place to help clean and remove that smoke from your damaged photos and/or documents. This may take place before or after the steps listed above.
Electronic devices can suffer smoke and soot damage as well as water damage and still be restored. USA Restoration Pros has years of experience in how to clean and restore damaged electronics.
Water-damaged electronics can pose a serious threat. Do not try to operate any electronic item that you suspect may have suffered water damage.
We take swift action to clean and dry your electronics. If needed, we will use the services of an electronics technician if further internal cleaning or repair is needed.
Packing and Removing
If the water or fire damage to your house is extensive, we may opt to pack some of your belongings and remove them from the home. In some cases this gives us more space to clean and restore the damaged items. In others it gives us more room to being the cleaning and repair process. It also allows for us to ensure these items are not damaged during the cleaning and restoration process.
We handle all packing and removal as needed. Once the full clean-up and restoration is complete we will move the items back into your home and unpack them.
Contents Claim Inventory Services (CCIS)
Sometimes the damage to items in your home will be too great for them to be repaired or restored. In these cases we offer full Contents Claim Inventory Services. We will use a variety of techniques including photographs and documentation to list the items that were lost during the damage. We will also help you to assess the preloss value of these items. We will provide you with detailed reports which you can use for insurance claims and we can assist you with those claims if need be. Our experts can help provide burden of proof to your insurance company making certain you are properly compensated for the lost item.
Nobody wants to think of losing their possessions to water damage, but if it does happen USA Restoration Pros can help you in the process of documenting the loss and getting the items replaced.