Your Belongings and Fire Damage
What Happens to Your Belongings After a Fire in Danbury Homes?
It is not at all uncommon for homeowners to leave almost everything behind in their properties during a fire emergency to ensure that the occupants of the Danbury house make it to safety. People are always more important than possessions, but that does not mean that you are prepared to face a total loss, either. There are many ways that our SERVPRO team can help to limit the devastation of fire losses on the contents of your home with specific approaches, products, and services.
It is always the most cost-effective for our technicians to restore and recover the contents of your fire-damaged Danbury home on-site. Despite how ruined the house might initially appear after a fire, there are many instances in which the right application of specific potent cleaning products, abrasive and agitative cleaning techniques, or relocating items can make the difference in their preservation. What contents need and how they can be helped are often determined in the initial scoping of the job.
There are many instances where your personal belongings, furniture, and other contents require more focused cleaning and restorative efforts than what our technicians can do in the house. Pack-outs allow for these items to get transported to our SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning using the latest technologies and practices, including:
• Immersion Cleaning
• Deodorization Chambers
• Residue Removal
• Thorough Drying
• Climate-Controlled Storage
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SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims