When fire, water or storm disaster strikes, it can be incredibly overwhelming. There are so many details to consider and coordinate and just as many other details that you may not even be aware of to address. Having a trusted and knowledgeable professional team to navigate you through this time can be a reassuring necessity.
At times, it may seem that some items are unable to be restored but our professionals at BlueLine Disaster Solutions have vast experience in all types and facets of content restoration and are trained to recover your important belongings, returning them to original condition. While most of the major focus will likely be centered around restoration to the damaged property, attention to the contents inside the property are just as cared for with BlueLine.
Why You Should Restore vs Replace
Replacing items may seem easier and more effective than restoring them but this can be a costly and timely process. Depending on the level of damage, it may be advisable to replace certain items, but most can be salvaged through careful technique and our modern equipment. It is not uncommon or difficult to exhaust all provisions of a contents insurance policy which is why it is vital to restore as much as possible.
Our content restoration services are designed and implemented to fit your unique residential or commercial needs. Whether your belongings need to be treated for mold, soot or other damage our technicians know the intricacies of the processes and will be handled with the utmost care and consideration. Communication and support are integral to our process and we’re always available to answer your questions. Our trained professionals provide the technical knowledge and expertise to give you peace of mind.
At BlueLine Disaster Solutions, we understand the amount of stress you’re under when having to mitigate fire, water or storm damage, no matter the severity. We also understand that recovering your possessions is just as important as the structural restoration itself. Being able to respond quickly and efficiently is what we strive for and we are always ready to help you.
What Happens To My Belongings After Water, Fire Or Mold Damage?
Natural and human-made disasters can damage house property such as furniture, floors, walls, and irreplaceable treasures like family photos. Normally, most people that suffer property damage from fire, smoke, water, or mold feel helpless or are not aware of their options and resort to replacing all damaged items. However, these individuals can seek restoration companies’ insurance services to recover what they might have lost at their affected business or home. Additionally, restoration is cheaper than replacing the damaged items and retaining precious possessions like family heirlooms.
The two kinds of restoration services include contents and personal property, where the latter serves homeowners. Service covered by property restoration includes repairing, cleaning, and restoring house contents after a catastrophe. Property is either real or personal, where the former refers to the land and permanent structures on it, like a building. Personal property covers the contents inside a residential building or homes like clothing, mementos, heirlooms, and furniture.
Manufactured homes that are not attached to land constitute part of personal property. After a flood or fire incident that damages a building and belongings within its walls, the items are securely packed for safekeeping or undergo the cleaning and restoration process. Items difficult to remove like walls and carpets are left in the residence for onsite cleaning.
The type of item dictates the exact cleaning and restoration process. Items such as plates, furniture, dishes, and electronics, and hard items require specialized machinery to carry out deep cleaning. Conversely, clothing, stuffed animals, and curtains are soft items that typically require cleaning, deodorization, and sanitizing to remove lingering odor, water, mold damage.
Contents rehabilitation serves business owners, and the process is similar to that of personal property rehabilitation. It starts by moving the contents inside the structure to another location where storage and restoration shall occur. The contractor will create an inventory list of the items packed and moved to the off-site location where cleaning will commence by removing signs of water, mold, and fire damage. Apart from deodorization that removes unpleasant smells from business possessions, mold remediation is performed on the building after water damage to avoid mold growth.
The contractor from a selected restoration service provider will inspect all possessions and estimate how best to restore each item. Textiles and fabrics can undergo restoration, including curtains, carpets, rags, shoes, towels, handbags, luggage, and camping equipment. There is a possibility of restoring precious belongings, such as an antique clock, photographs, sculpture, paintings, and porcelain dolls. Documents such as medical records, notebooks, and books can be cleaned after damage by water.
Other items that can be restored include electronics like laptops and household appliances and furniture like armchairs, beds, and bookcases. Restoring of furniture relies on furniture material and the actual cause of damage. Some of the processes and equipment used include ultrasonic cleaning, ozone treatment, launder, spray and wipe, and deodorization. Damage due to water from leaking pipes or flooding is addressed via physical removal or the use of dehumidifiers.
Floodwater makes buildings unstable and promotes the growth of mold that is unhealthy. Mold remediation isolates the damaged areas, removes affected materials, and eliminates the moisture source.
If you have recently experienced damage to your home or business contents from water, fire or mold, fortunately, you have options. While realistic expectations should be made, many items can be salvaged from these kinds of damages.
BlueLine Disaster Solutions In Utica New York
Proudly serving all of central and upstate New York, BlueLine Disaster Solutions is a full service restoration contractor that offers expert mold remediation, water mitigation, smoke /fire damage restoration, contents restoration and more. We provide our full spectrum of restoration services for your home or business using the latest training, equipment and procedures to get you back to a pre-disaster state. We will work with you or your insurance company so you can focus on what matters most. Our professional technicians have the experience and resources to help mitigate any type of property damage or loss, including but not limited to mold, fire/smoke, asbestos, contents or storm damage.
For more info or to schedule a consultation contact us today at 315-507-2140