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5 Steps in Approaching Contents Restoration After a Water or Fire Disaster

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee performing contents restoration services The professionals at SERVPRO are available 24/7 for contents restoration services!

A water or fire disaster can leave your home and belongings ruined and in need of contents restoration.

No one ever expects a natural disaster to strike their home, but the results can be devastating when it does. Although we know that it is easier said than done, property owners must remember not to panic when faced with a disastrous situation.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Barrow County have put together the following blog post to bring some ease to a property owner's life who has just experienced water or fire damage and needs contents restoration services.

We are about to go over contents restoration and the five crucial steps in approaching contents restoration after a water or fire disaster.

What is contents restoration?

Contents restoration is repairing and restoring items damaged by water or fire. Everyday damaged items that need contents restoration include furniture, clothing, electronics, and other personal belongings.

The SERVPRO team is trained and experienced in contents restoration and can help you salvage as many of your belongings as possible.

The five steps in contents restoration

Now that we have gone over the contents restoration definition, it's time to go over the five steps in approaching contents restoration after a water or fire disaster.

1. Contact a restoration professional

The first step in contents restoration is to contact a professional who can help you assess the damage and begin the restoration process. A professional can tell you what items are salvageable and what are not.

2. Gather your insurance information

The second step is to gather your insurance information and contact your insurance adjuster. Gathering the critical documentation will help the contents restoration process go smoothly.

3. Take photos of the damage

You will want to take photos and videos of the damage before anything is cleaned up or repaired.

4. Help organize the damaged contents

It is essential to work with your team of professionals throughout the entire contents restoration process so that you are aware of what will be restored. 

5. Start the process of cleaning up and repairing the damage

Once all of the necessary information is gathered, the contents restoration team can begin cleaning up and repairing the damaged contents. 

Our contents restoration process

Although the steps in contents restoration are the same for a property owner, not all contents restoration companies are. The team at SERVPRO of Barrow County has a contents restoration process that is unique and effective. Here is our step-by-step process so you can know what to expect:

  • The first step in our contents restoration process is inventorying all damaged belongings using Xactcontents.
  • The second step is returning your damaged contents to our warehouse for restoration.
  • We then move on to cleaning and deodorizing all of the salvageable items.
  • Once the cleaning and deodorization process is complete, we will pack up all your belongings and store them safely and securely.
  • The last step in our contents restoration process is delivering all your belongings back to you. Our goal when providing your contents back to you is to place them in the same room where we found them.

Contact SERVPRO of Barrow County for contents restoration

As we already mentioned, working with a professional throughout the contents restoration process is crucial. Therefore, when you choose to work with our restoration company, you will receive contents restoration services from our highly trained and experienced contents restoration technicians.

We know how stressful contents restoration can be, so we strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for our customers.

If you need contents restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Barrow County today! We are here to help!

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