Your Belongings and Fire Damage
No matter their size, fires in the home or business can be devastating. However, not all fires result in a total loss. At SERVPRO Sunland/Tujunga, our fire damage restoration experts can evaluate the contents within the affected areas and help determine what can be salvaged and restored to its preloss condition and what might need to be replaced.
Our technicians will also consider:
- Replacement cost or value
- Sentimental value
- Antique value
Most items not directly damaged by flames or extreme heat can be restored. SERVPRO Sunland/Tujunga brings more than two decades of fire damage restoration and contents restoration experience so we know what works. Using specialized products and tools, we’ll tailor our cleaning approach for each individual item, depending on its condition, its material composition, and the scope of the damage. We are also able to perform deodorization services to remove the persistent smoky smell. If items need to be restored offsite while we finish structural restoration, we will take care of packing, restoring, and storing the contents until it’s time to return them.
We follow all OSHA safety standards and restoration guidelines, including those set forth by the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), to complete your job properly. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and minimize the disruption in your life. We can also assist in coordinating with your insurance company; offering our professional opinions regarding those items or belongings potentially unable to be salvaged or restored.
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SERVPRO of Sunland, Tujunga, Sylmar, San Fernando, Van Nuys North 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 Sunland, Tujunga, Sylmar, San Fernando, Van Nuys North 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 Sunland, Tujunga, Sylmar, San Fernando, Van Nuys North 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