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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Do I Restore My Home And Belongings After A Fire?

3/27/2023 (Permalink)

A home or business owner in the Hermitage/Donelson area can find themselves with a lot to manage after a fire. In addition to the trauma that a fire leaves behind, destroyed items need to be cleaned up. 

Your structure, premises, and belongings will have been affected in most cases, and while it will be obvious what needs to happen with your building, it may be challenging to decide what to do with damaged belongings. 

SERVPRO is here to help you work through that process. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage Belongings Damaged By Fire?

The team here at SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson knows just what to do and where to start regarding fire damage restoration. We provide a wide array of services formulated specifically for your needs; one of these services will include the restoration of your belongings, which may include 

  • Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Paper and documents
  • Antiques and heirlooms

What Methods Does SERVPRO Use To Restore Damaged Belongings?

In addition to restoring contents damaged by fire, SERVPRO of Hermitage / Donelson specializes in restoring contents damaged by water and mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving irreplaceable precious keepsakes. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or pre-cleaning before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Learn more about steps you can take after a fire here, and get some great tips from our Fire Brochure, too. 

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson specializes in restoring contents damaged during all types of disasters. Our expertise and “restore vs. replace” policy can help you save money while preserving irreplaceable precious keepsakes. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. 

A fire damage restoration company is an emergency service company, which means that they are dedicated to getting to you as quickly as possible after you contact them to provide you immediate relief from your disastrous situation. The fire department and EMTs will also be there right away, but once the fire is out and your loved ones are in good hands, your fire damage restoration company will go to work to recover and care for your property. The team will assess the extent of the damage and start taking the necessary steps to care for each type of item appropriately.

Cleaning & Restoring

Stabilizing your building will be the first step your technicians take, followed by the removal of any items that are considered high value. Pre-cleaning is often necessary to prevent further damage and loss. Their goal should be to restore items so that you are not required to replace them if at all possible.

Technicians will then clean all hard surfaces to remove smoke and soot residue - they will be able to properly manage Formica, chrome, aluminum, stainless steel, and more. Porous materials will need to be removed, as well, and smoke odors eliminated using the appropriate technology. 

Furniture, electronics, and paper documents and items will all be cared for using the most up-to-date equipment and technologies so that your loss is as low as it can be. Your restoration professionals will work with your insurance adjuster so that the claim process goes smoothly and quickly, too. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

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