April 21st, 2019
When water damage strikes, we tend to think of how it affects our structures first. That makes sense: the first thing that comes to mind is how water damage will affect our homes, our walls, the ceilings, the pipes, our commercial properties, that kind of thing. Indeed, that’s something our water damage restoration company focuses on making sure that we find the extent of the damage. However, that’s not all of the areas and items that water damage can harm. Some of the worst damage can be done to your favorite belongings and possessions. When you search for “best water damage restoration near me,” our name probably comes up. Below, we’ll go over how we can help to restore your possessions.
Water Damage Restoration near me that Puts Your Possessions First
A dirty secret about the water damage restoration business: not every company is as worried about your items as they should be. Some just clear them out of the way. When they enter your basement, home or commercial property, they just come in and throw everything that’s in their way out. Maybe they tell you “it can’t be saved” or something like that, but they just remove it from their path and get to work. They may end up restoring your property, but they don’t restore your items.
We do the exact opposite of that. At USA Restoration, we know how important your belongings are to you. That’s because we know how important our belongings are to us and our families. We know that while a pipe can be replaced, a child’s first stuffed animal really can’t, nor can pictures, posters, trophies and all that kind of thing. Those are one of a kind, exclusive items. So, as we have them in our own homes and properties, we understand exactly what they mean.
When we come to your home or property, we treat your items like they were ours. That means we treat them with the care that they deserve. Always favoring the side of “these can be restored,” we take great pains to make sure that they at least get a chance to be restored. Now, that doesn’t mean that we’re able to save everything. Unfortunately, with water damage, depending on how long the water has been damaging your items, so may not be able to be restored. However, you have our word that we’ll do everything we can to try to save them. It’s one of our promises to you.
Pictures, Documents and More
Of all of the important items in your home or property, few respond to water damage worse than pictures and important documents. After all, they were never meant to get wet. Even spilling a bit of water from a glass can harm them, much less water pouring in uncontrolled from some source. However, here at USA Restoration, we have a track record of restoring documents. Again, that’s not to say that our methods are infallible or never fail us, but it does mean that we save far more than you might otherwise assume.
A large part of this is because we’re willing to go the extra mile to save your documents. We don’t just use one method of attempt, we go through several. By utilizing so many different kinds of methods and techniques, we’re able to save more documents and pictures than might be possible otherwise. Sometimes, when we can’t restore a document or pic to its pre-loss condition, we are able to help it significantly. Maybe it’ll never look as good as it did before the water damage, but it’s still readable, salvageable, that kind of thing. We can certainly keep it from getting worse, which in many cases, is more than enough.
What sets USA Restoration apart from the others is what we’re willing to do. For example, we find that many documents, if they aren’t wet per se, do have more moisture in them than is good for them. Hence, we use powerful but safe and gentle dehumidifiers. That can restore quite a few pictures and documents to their best state. Sometimes, that’s not enough. We can also use freezer drying for some, while others benefit from air drying.
You might be asking at this point: “how do you know whether freezer drying or air drying is the right path?” Here, again, our experience comes in. We have dried quite a few documents over the last so many years. That means we’ve found what works best with what kind of document. Now, we can put that experience to use for you. So, some documents and pictures will deal best with freezer drying, while others will be best restored with air drying. By going on a document by document, picture by picture basis, our USA Restoration pros are able to restore plenty of documents and pictures.
While many of our most important items may carry sentimental value, others carry hefty financial value. When water damage strikes, some of the most vulnerable items in your home will be your electronics. They’re often the first thing that comes to mind when someone worries about water damage. This is especially true for our clients who suffer water damage in a place of business. Computers, servers and more can be especially harmed by water damage, which can especially harm your business.
USA Restoration knows how to help restore your electronics items. As ever, that doesn’t mean that we will be able to bring every piece of electronics to its best, pre-loss self. However, it does mean that we have a series of actions, steps, and methods that we can take to get your electronics into their best shape even after water damage hits.
The most important thing we can tell you about your electronics during water damage is: don’t turn them on. Whatever you do, don’t turn them on. If you have the slightest inkling that they’ve been damaged by water, even slightly, the last thing you want to do is turn them on. Of course, turning them on could further damage the electronics. However, far more importantly, turning them on when they’ve been damaged by water could harm you. Anyone that turns on an electronic device that may have been damaged by water could be harmed themselves. Please don’t turn them on.
Instead, like the rest of the water damage restoration process, leave it to us. Our experienced professionals will remove and do our very best to restore your electronics. We get them out of harm’s way quickly, and then we clean them thoroughly. That way, we keep things from getting worse. Depending on how long they’ve been exposed to water damage that might be enough. If more steps have to be taken, our professionals can do so. We understand how important your electronics are to you: we’re writing this on a nice computer with a flat-screen TV on in the background. Just as with your other possessions, we treat your electronics like they were ours as well. That way, they’re given the attention and care that they deserve.
USA Restoration can help restore your possessions after water damage. While it may be impossible to restore all of your items, it may be possible as well. Utilizing the best in technology and methods, we could make your items return to their pre-loss state quickly. Of course, that’s our goal for your entire property, whether it’s a home, commercial location, or something else.
At USA Restoration, we’re always here for you: literally. Our professionals are available 24/7 to help. We can be there in a very short period of time, figure out where the water came from, how to stop it, and then we can get right to work restoring things. Find out more by calling us at (877) 959-8066.