Saving Your Belongings After an Event

//Saving Your Belongings After an Event

Saving Your Belongings After an Event

There are many different disasters that a home or business owner might experience. You might need property restoration services due to fire damage, water damage, or mold problems. The team at RestorePro has over 20 years of experience in bringing damaged properties back to pre-disaster condition so that our clients can enjoy their homes and businesses safely and comfortably. With specialized equipment and highly trained technicians, our crew knows how to get your life back in order.

In many cases, the damage to your possessions can be a bigger problem than the structural damage to your home or business. Unfortunately, many people aren’t sure what to do with their belongings during the restoration process. While hopefully most of your items will be salvageable, there may be some things that need to be discarded. There are a lot of different options, and what is best depends on the specific items, the damage, and other factors.

Many items can be easily cleaned and restored. Fabrics such as clothing, window treatments, and household linens won’t survive flames, but smoke and water damage are often simple to take care of. You may be able to launder your items at home, but often it is better to send them to a professional. Ask your local cleaners if they have experience in handling this type of cleaning. Items that have been affected by mold can be more difficult to clean, but in some cases can be saved.

Furniture and decorative items made of wood can absorb water and become warped and misshapen. This often cannot be restored. In some cases, water damage only leads to discoloration and the wood can be repaired.  Wood might be discolored from exposure to smoke but can often be cleaned or refinished.

Many materials found in homes and businesses are difficult to restore and repair. Building materials such as drywall are easily harmed beyond saving. They can be highly absorbent and will quickly be misshapen after exposure to water. Mold spores are very difficult to remove when deep inside these materials.

In most situations metals, glass, and stone are easily cleaned. Mold spores, smoke residues, and other materials are often simply wiped away. Electronics, however, can be much more complicated. They often need to be carefully restored by experts if there is any chance of them working properly. In some cases, even if they cannot be returned to working condition, a skilled technician can save the information stored in hard drives so you don’t lose your files. Take your electronics to an experienced repair facility.

If your property experiences a fire, flooding, or other type of damage, call on the team at RestorePro.  We have the experience and skills to bring your property back to pre-event condition in no time. From the first contact with your insurance company to the finishing touches on the last detail, we will be by your side. Call us at 781-664-9800 to see what we can do for you or visit our Facebook page to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.

2017-05-10T15:02:11-04:00June 5th, 2017|News|