Your Belongings and Mold Damage
Protecting What Matters Most Amid Mold Threats in Your Danbury Home
Danbury homeowners are no strangers to the possibility of microbial threats, as much of the region spends the majority of the year battling higher humidity levels. When you combine this with the everyday occurrences, we work to resolve for residences like ground infiltration. It is no surprise that mold remediators of our SERVPRO team are working steadily from one project to the next. Because of how damaging these circumstances can be, restoration and remediation must begin to protect both structural integrities and contents alike.
How to You Keep Your Belongings Safe from Mold?
If mold has already formed in your household, it is vital to remove belongings and items that might be in the migration path. You can protect some of your most treasured possessions by merely moving them to a different area of the house until our professional remediators have resolved the immediate concerns. If items have already become affected by active mold colonization, it is not advisable to attempt to clean or relocate these contents. If addressed quickly enough, specific practices by our SERVPRO technicians can prevent irreparable damage to many of these objects.
While you can benefit from moving undamaged contents in your home, be mindful of:
• Spotting on surfaces indicating developing mold
• Musty odors
• Active colonization surrounding the item.
Moving a moldy item to a safe space can damage all other items there.
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SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water and mold damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to 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.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When the restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water and mold, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water and mold damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a water emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most