When you had a watery mess in your house you had to react fast! The first priority= stop the water! Then remove all the standing water. Next, plan for clean-up and repairs to building materials. (This includes thorough drying of the space.) But in the middle of all the chaos, what got forgotten? Caring for your STUFF!
Contents cleaning is the term for a highly sophisticated process. Certified contents restorers will execute a protocol of steps to clean, sanitize, and deodorize items damaged by water (and mold.) Household goods restoration services and content handling are key aspects of a full spectrum of property damage services. Clean Image Services, inc. has a state-of-the-art content cleaning system that can restore many personal items: luxury clothing, family heirlooms, artwork, furniture, and electronics.
The type of water that got on your things really affects the potential for successful cleanup. Restorers use a scale to categorize the source of water. Category 1 is clean, hygienic water. Building materials, wood, sheetrock, and your possessions might be damaged if left in standing water. While the water has no germs in it, you are at risk of future mold if you don’t clean it up right away. Mold can grow within 24-48 hours.
Category 2 carries microorganisms. Examples are a dishwasher leak, an overflowing washing machine, toilet bowls with urine (no feces), and water from the bathtub.
Sometimes the water is so dirty that your things might be ruined, despite attempts to clean them. Category 3 damage is also referred to as “black water.” This discharge could contain unsanitary pathogenic agents from rotten food, feces, urine, and toilet paper from flush toilets. This water can definitely make your family sick.
So many factors will affect the results. How long were the items submerged? How dirty was the water? In what condition did the items start? In general, restoration specialists can successfully revive items such as:
The restoration service team will work with you to identify the important items. They will carefully pack up textiles, fabric, and household goods from your home and safely transport them to a contents processing center. One by one, they will restore the individual items using advanced content cleaning technology, ultrasonic cleaning equipment, and freeze-drying systems.
When cleaned and dried, your household goods will be returned home or stored until the structural repairs on your home are complete.
Even a small, slow leak can lead to expensive damage to your personal belongings. Even if you have insurance coverage to replace them, many things are sentimental and cannot be replaced. It is important to get expert water damage cleanup professionals on-site to begin the clean-up before the damage gets worse. All of the Clean Image Services, Inc. technicians are IICRC Clean Trust Certified Technicians. We have the training and experience to safely perform water damage restoration services according to IICRC certifications and standards. Call Clean Image Services, Inc., a family-owned cleaning and restoration company with nearly 20 years of experience in Central Washington.