When you think contents cleaning services, you probably think of soap, water, and lots of sun. This may be true when cleaning regular household items but when dealing with natural disaster damage, it often requires a professional assessment to understand what happened to your belongings and how they are affected by water, smoke and other contaminants. That is why our technicians are ready to help you clean, decontaminate and deodorize any affected belongings, extending their life for many more years.
Mould and other harmful contaminants spore in as little as 24 hours. Even if you have a flood caused by category 1 water (clean potable water), it takes very little to turn that category 1 damage to category 2 (Grey contaminated water) or category 3 (sewage and heavily contaminated water). The longer belongings sits in water, the more likely it is to be overtaken by mould. The early onset of mould is often invisible and hard to spot to the untrained eye. Even if you dry off an item, if not properly disinfected, dormant mould can still wreak havoc on your health. Don’t risk your health over a safe keep item. Contact a professional content cleanup company to properly clean and disinfect your belongings.
One of the biggest mistakes we encounter is that people try to pack out items by themselves to begin the content cleanup process. Often they do it to “save on costs.” Unfortunately, often they end up destroying belongings that could have otherwise been salvaged. The top mistake people make when tackling a flood or fire disaster by themselves is to take the items out into the sun to dry quickly. Although it is the right thing to do, there are many factors to consider before moving any content like plants, mould and other harmful bacteria into water and heat to grow and spore. If the content is infected by Category 2 or Category 3 contaminated water damage, it must be appropriately cleaned and disinfected before thoroughly drying. Eliminating any harmful contaminants is your first step. Knowing which cleaning chemicals are safe for the material they are being applied to is something only a trained and experienced professional understands. Professionals know how to handle all types of water and fire-affected content without causing further damage. Often the cost of the content pack-out and inspection is far less than the potential cost of damage to the products. Once something gets contaminated for long or severe enough, it becomes unsalvageable and must be destroyed and disposed of safely. If handled correctly, often, it is salvageable. Consult with a professional Content Restoration Company on what steps to take for cleaning and disinfecting the content correctly.