Your Belongings and Fire Damage
Fire damage, including smoke and soot, could cause an exponential amount of damage to your structure but what happens to your belongings in the home? SERVPRO of North Orange County is here to help. We understand that there are specific family keepsakes that mean the world to the family such as a grandfather clock that has been passed down through 4 generations in the family. SERVPRO takes the care of getting the proper company to take care of this grandfather clock and get it back to preloss condition. Many customers do not know that there are specialty dry cleaners that handle soot and smoke damaged clothing. If a fire happens to a nurse, they need their scrubs for work as soon as possible. With soot damage, they need to be cleaned properly so that they do not affect a patient when the homeowner goes back to work. We are happy to help the customer work with the Restoration Dry Cleaners on a rush order for them. SERVPRO has the capacity of cleaning all upholstery in the home including couches, dining chairs or your favorite throw pillow.
We are aware your belongings mean the world to you which in turn mean the world to us. We want them to come back to you fresh and clean, so you can settle back into your home like before the fire happened.
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SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, 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 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 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 due to fire damage, SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- 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.
Fire-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 fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. 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. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a fire 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