In many cases water doesn’t just damage the floor or ceiling of a house. It can also damage many of the belongings within the house. USA Restoration maintains a highly trained staff that are experts in cleaning after water damage different items that have been damaged by water.
We use a variety of techniques including dry cleaning, wet cleaning, immersion cleaning and foam cleaning to help clean and restore your water damaged possessions. Below are some of the techniques we will use to save, clean and restore your belongings.
Documents and Photographs
If you have had any documents or photographs damaged by water we use 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 the document 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 freeze 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.
Not all documents or photos can be saved, but our five step process has proven to be very effective.
Unfortunately, electronic devices including appliances, TV’s, stereos and other electronic items are very susceptible to water damage. USA Restoration 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 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 not worry about more damage to other items 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 pre-loss 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 can help you in the process of documenting the loss and getting the items replaced.