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5 Types of Content Cleaning You May See After a Fire

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Man cleaning wood burning stove. Content cleaning after a fire in Rio Vista, AZ

5 Types of Content Cleaning You May See After a Fire

After a fire at your Rio Vista, AZ, residence you may choose to contact a fire damage restoration service for help with cleanup and repairs. These professionals can also help with content storage while the home is being restored. Part of this process includes the repair of personal items, including those that may need dry-cleaning. Here are five types of items they may be able to help with.

1. Cloth Items

Cloth items such as clothing, rugs, curtains, and pillows can all be washed with special cleaners in order to get rid of smoke and soot damage. Fire damaged items you may want to replace depending on severity.

2. Heavy Items

Heavy items such as furniture, or items that can’t be easily moved such as cabinetry, may require a wipe down form of content cleaning. This usually involves using a rag or scrub brush to rinse the surface with a special cleaner.

3. Mechanical Items

Mechanical items may require a dry-cleaning method. These are ways of cleaning an item without using a liquid which could damage the components. A dry scrub brush or powder cleaner may be used in these cases.

4. Electronic Items

In many cases, a professional may be able to salvage your electronic items. If an electronic device cannot be saved the professional may still be able to transfer any data it contains to a new unit.

5. Paper Items

Paper items may be able to be restored as well. These items will first be freeze-dried before they are carefully cleaned

Cloth items can be washed while furniture may be to be wiped down. Dry-cleaning is a good solution for mechanical items. Electronics and paper items may need to be handled with special care by a restoration professional. If you have any questions about your items and how they may be cleaned, your local restoration company can help.

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