Content Cleaning: What is it and how do we do it?
As one of the top SERVPRO franchises in Minnesota, SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake is there to help you when everything has been turned upside down by fire damage. When your property has been ravaged by flames, many important belongings and documents can be severely damaged by flames, soot, and smoke odors. With our expansive cleaning capabilities, we are able to salvage many of your items and restore them to make it look "Like it never even happened." By doing this, we can save you money by restoring your contents instead of having to replace them.
Packing Out the Contents
The first thing to do after you experience fire damage is to assess the entire property for damage. By assessing the damage, we will be able to figure out what our next steps are regarding cleaning your personal belongings. Our certified technicians will determine whether or not the items are salvageable, they will take photos of all of the contents, they will take inventory of items that are restorable, and then we will safely and carefully pack up all of the items to be moved. Once boxed up, the items will be labeled by name and stored in our 18,000 square foot warehouse in climate-controlled vault storage.
Once the contents have been safely moved to our warehouse, they are brought into our cleaning room where our certified technicians will dictate the best method of cleaning. They will determine the best path of cleaning based on several factors:
- Are they hard or soft contents?
- Do they need to be hand washed or machine washed?
- What sort of chemical can be used that won't damage the material?
Hard contents, such as dishes, vases, and other sturdy objects will be cleaned in machines like ultrasonic equipment and deodorizers for smoke odor. For objects that cannot handle the harshness of an automated machine, we will hand-clean the item with environmentally-friendly degreaser or odor counteractants.
Moving Back Home
After our technicians mitigate the fire damage and our reconstruction division repairs your property back to normal, our team will pack up your contents and send them to your home. With your fire damaged contents repair back to normal, you can enjoy living life the way it was prior to your properties' fire.
If you find yourself in need of water or fire damage mitigation, content cleaning, or reconstruction services, give us a ring today at 952-403-1050. We service Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and the greater Twin Cities Area (Minneapolis and St. Paul).