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Why Content Clean?

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

What is Content Cleaning? 

When disaster occurs, many steps must be taken to ensure the property is safe, clean, and restored. One crucial step of the restoration process is content cleaning. Many may ask, what is content cleaning? Content cleaning is the process in which belongings, such as furniture, clothing, electronics, and personal items, are removed, packed, cleaned, and restored. This process removes all contaminants from items preventing potential exposure to harmful hazardous material. 

When Does Content Cleaning Occur? 

After disaster occurs, one should immediately contact a professional restoration company to inspect the situation. This company should be experienced in the field of restoration and content cleaning, possessing all of the necessary equipment, cleaning agents, licenses, and certifications to operate. The longer you wait to have your contents cleaned and restored the worse the damage will become. One should call a restoration company 24-48 hours after the loss to insure relatively fresh damage. 

The Content Cleaning Process

Once the company has been contacted, they will complete a process which goes through many stages to insure a full restoration of contents. 

1. Inspection 

In the first stage, an expert from the restoration company will be sent out to determine the extent of damage and assess the cleaning methods needed for the belongings. 

2. Pack Out

Once the items have been inspected, they will be packed out, labeled, removed, and transported from the premises for cleaning at the company's facility. 

3. Cleaning 

At the facility, the technicians will use specialized equipment and cleaning agents to remove contaminants and restore contents to the previous condition. 

4. Storage

Many times the contents have been fully cleaned before the property has been restored. In these cases, the contents will be packed and stored at the climate controlled, secure facility to await transportation to the restored property.

5. Return

The final stage is the return stage. This includes the return and transportation of cleaned content to the restored facility. The technician will unpack, inspect, and insure the proper placement of belongings. 

Disaster often occurs, when this happens one must immediately call a restoration professional to take necessary steps to insure the property is safe, clean, and restored. A crucial step in this is content cleaning. Content cleaning is the process in which belongings, such as furniture, clothing, electronics, and personal items, are removed, packed, cleaned from hazardous material, and restored. Remember, don't wait to call a professional. The damage will only increase if given time.  

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