Your Belongings and Water Damage
Protecting Your Belongings After Damaging Danbury Water Losses
No matter where a water emergency originates, some contents and belongings can find themselves in harm’s way of the migrating damages. As you begin determining the best course of action for removing the water and drying up your Danbury residence, the contents that could become irreparably damaged are an afterthought. As part of the commitment that we have to provide comprehensive restoration for your home, we include many potential helpful actions with our assessment and mitigation phases for the property.
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We can offer restorative practices for your belongings like our pack-out process. This action safely transports damaged and wet belongings to our nearby SERVPRO facility for focused attention and cleaning. We can dry these contents in our warehouse and store them in a climate-controlled environment until restoration nears completion for your home. This expense is not always necessary, however. Depending on the severity of the saturation for items like furniture and bedding, it is possible to:
• Begin drying with direct airflow from a centrifugal air mover
• Clean items and belongings on-site with potent cleaning agents
What You Own Makes Your House a Home
We know you cannot place a monetary value on some irreplaceable belongings that you have acquired throughout your life. Our fast response can limit the total loss of these items in an already turbulent time for your home and its occupants.
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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 damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:
- 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 the following:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When 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, 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 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