Restoring household contents after water damage is a crucial process to prevent further damage and salvage as much as possible. Here is our guide to the steps we may need to take for contents restoration.

Safety First

It’s important to ensure that the affected area is safe to enter. We’ll turn off the electricity and gas supply to the affected areas to avoid any potential hazards. Your Disaster America team will wear appropriate protective gear such as gloves, boots, and a mask to protect from contaminants in the water.

Assessment

To create a plan to address the water damage, we must first evaluate the extent of the water damage. Identify the source of water and address it to prevent further damage.

Document the Damage

If required by insurance, we can take photos and videos of the damaged areas and items. This can include creating a detailed list of affected items.

Remove Damaged Items

If necessary, discard items that cannot be salvaged or pose health risks, especially in the case of contaminated water. It’s recommended to separate salvageable items into categories based on the extent of damage.

Clean and Disinfect

Next, we clean and disinfect all surfaces, furniture, and items that can be salvaged. We recommend the use of appropriate cleaning agents to prevent mold and bacterial growth.

Water Damage Restoration

If Disaster America is handling the water damage restoration process, that would come next. For details on what this process might include, visit this page.

Restoring household contents after water damage is a crucial process to prevent further damage and salvage as much as possible. Here is our guide to the steps we may need to take for restoring your household contents after water damage:

Safety First

It’s important to ensure that the affected area is safe to enter. We’ll turn off the electricity and gas supply to the affected areas to avoid any potential hazards. Your Disaster America team will wear appropriate protective gear such as gloves, boots, and a mask to protect from contaminants in the water.

Assessment

To create a plan to address the water damage, we must first evaluate the extent of the water damage. Identify the source of water and address it to prevent further damage.

Document the Damage

If required by insurance, we can take photos and videos of the damaged areas and items. This can include creating a detailed list of affected items.

Remove Damaged Items

If necessary, discard items that cannot be salvaged or pose health risks, especially in the case of contaminated water. It’s recommended to separate salvageable items into categories based on the extent of damage.

Clean and Disinfect

Next, we clean and disinfect all surfaces, furniture, and items that can be salvaged. We recommend the use of appropriate cleaning agents to prevent mold and bacterial growth.

Water Damage Restoration

If Disaster America is handling the water damage restoration process, that would come next. For details on what this process might include, visit this page (LOREN: Link to water damage restoration page)

Remember, the sooner you address water damage and start the restoration process, the better the chances of salvaging your belongings and minimizing long-term effects. If in doubt or dealing with significant damage, contact the professionals at Disaster America for an assessment of the damage to your belongings and a plan to address it.

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