Your Belongings and Mold Damage
Caring for What Matters Most in Your Miami Home After a Mold Loss
Microbial threats can devour and deteriorate organic materials and contents of your Miami home. In many situations, the personal belongings in the house still in harm's way are an afterthought to relocating people and pets exposed to active mold colonization. Colonization on these possessions does not equate to a total loss, however. With the right actions happening quickly, we can reduce property losses and preserve the items that matter most in your damaged house.
What Can Happen to Your Belongings?
Regardless of the severity of mold damage to your Miami home, protecting the contents of the house is a priority of our responding remediators. We have both in-house strategies for removing new microbial threats, but more complex and potent cleaning strategies off-site at our SERVPRO facility. We can appreciate how your belongings can be a defining characteristic of your life before the disaster, so we do what it takes to restore these possessions fully and return to them to their positions in the restored property.
What Do Our Remediators Need to Clean and Restore Mold-Damaged Properties?
For both content recovery and the restoration of a house after mold damages, many of the same tools and techniques get used. You can expect to see several of these items on any mold remediation job:
- Antimicrobial cleaning agents
- Deodorization equipment
- Air scrubbers
- Wet and dry vacuums
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SERVPRO of South Miami specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, 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 contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water and mold damage. We utilize 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, SERVPRO of South Miami can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When the 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.
Water-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 water. 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. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and 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 and mold, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of South Miami can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water and mold damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a water 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
- Peace of mind when you need it most