You've just had a flood in your home and need to clean everything up. You've got a lot of personal items and furniture that needs to be cleaned and disinfected, but where do you begin? The good news is that there are professionals who help with this. Before we go into detail about how contents restoration works, let's take a look at what it is exactly:
What is Contents Restoration?
Content restoration is a process used to clean personal items, clothing, furniture and other items. One of the most important things to remember when it comes to contents restoration is that it's not just about cleaning your belongings! It's also about disinfecting them so they stay safe for use in your home.
This means that if you have been affected by fire or water damage caused by natural disasters like hurricanes or floods as well as man-made disasters like fires and explosions (even chemical leaks), then finding an expert who knows how to properly clean up these damaged items is essential! You want to act quickly after damages because if not taken care of quickly, your items may become contaminated with dangerous bacteria or mold growth over time.
Why should you choose a professional to clean your things?
You should choose a professional because personal items are too valuable to clean yourself. It is also dangerous to clean your belongings yourself because you don’t have the correct protection! There are many reasons why you should consider hiring professionals for this service:
- They have the tools, knowledge and experience needed to properly restore your items.
- They tell you if an item is worth restoring or if it's better to replace it altogether.
- They provide peace of mind by guaranteeing their work and offering warranties on their services if something goes wrong after they've already cleaned your things up for you!
How does contents restoration work?
The contents restoration process is a complex one that involves several steps. The first step is to dry out and clean your belongings which is done in a number of ways. For example, if you've got a wet carpet or rug, it’s treated with chemical sprays and high-pressure blowers to remove any standing water from its fibers. If you have clothes that are soaked through with water or other liquids, they’re washed in industrial washing machines before being dried on racks at high temperatures (to kill bacteria).
The second step is for technicians to assess the damage done by moisture. Technicians inspect the area for mold growth inside your belongings after being exposed to moisture for too long. Based on severity of the damage, these professionals then decide whether repairs need to be made before anything else happens. This may involve removing pieces like drawers from desks or tables to undergo treatment separately from their frames/cases as needed. The third step involves treating each item individually based on its specific needs! This could mean cleaning off grime with brushes or sponges before applying protective coatings onto surfaces where necessary (like plastic bags full of clothes).
Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your Things
Disinfecting and sanitizing are two different things, but both techniques are used in contents restoration.
Disinfecting kills bacteria, but not viruses. Sanitizing kills viruses, but not bacteria. Disinfectants with bleach are effective against both types of germs (and fungi), while alcohol-based sanitizers are effective against bacteria only! Many people aren’t aware of the differences between the two, and that’s why we recommend using a professional team to disinfect and/or sanitize your contents after damage. These may be the most important steps in the contents restoration process because it saves you from long-term and dangerous damages not only to your property but also to your health!
Replacing Your Damaged Items
If some of your items are too damaged to return back to normal, replacing damaged items is a good idea. Sometimes it is the only option when it comes to contents restoration, and that’s OK If you have home or business insurance, most of the time your coverage helps with the cost of replacing your items. Be sure to do your research on your insurance coverage before throwing out all of your belongings.
Cleaning your personal items yourself may cause more harm than good.
Be careful if you decide to give contents cleaning a shot by yourself. You may not know how to clean your items properly, leading to more damage than before. There are also certain tools many professionals use to properly clean and restore your items that you don’t have access to having. There is also the matter of safety equipment like masks and goggles. These are extremely important in any restoration process.
It's possible that even if you do everything right, some of the dirt and grime still lingers after you're done cleaning them yourself! Even if it isn't visible, it could still cause problems later on as it gets into other parts of the item over time! Because of these reasons, we recommend reaching out to a team like JGB Restoration if you experience unexpected damages and need content restoration. We help get rid of any bacteria or mold that may be present and begin the disinfection, sanitization and cleanup process so they are safe for use again! Call our team at JGB Restoration if you have questions on contents restoration!