Smoke Damaged Contents Can Be Saved!
When we’re called in to help a homeowner that has experienced a fire related loss, we prepare to spend a generous amount of time at their property. Water and mold related jobs generally take a few days to a week to complete drying but, fire damage is a category of its own. In some instances, we face smoke, soot and water damage from the efforts taken by firefighters. As we assess the damage, we remain optimistic that the majority of contents within the structure can be cleaned and salvaged. Using SERVPRO products and training gained through Fire Restoration courses, we sort items and begin restoring. Often, we’re able to clean on-site and avoid incurring additional costs of packing and transporting items. Fabric items like clothing, bedding and furniture need to be cleaned off-site because of the processes and equipment necessary. We work with several textile restoration organizations that help us speed up this process and get your belongings back to you as quickly as possible. They’re able to remove visible smoke and soot as well as the pungent odor that fire often leaves behind. SERVPRO practices a “restore rather than replace” mentality which saves our customers money and preserves the memory of precious items.