Your Belongings and Storm Damage
Preventing Total Losses After Severe Storms Damage Your Miami Residence
Destructive storms get expected to make landfall throughout the year, and though many properties have gotten reinforced in their construction to withstand these situations, these efforts are not always enough. Roofs especially are susceptible to the destructive force of intense winds, flying debris, and uprooted trees. The moment structural breaches exist in your Miami home, it can lead to immediate water penetration that floods the property.
At-Risk Items in the Path of Moving Water
As expected as it is for you and your family to vacate the premises after roof damages that can flood the Miami property, you might consider removing some of the irreplaceable or immediately needed belongings like photo albums or a change of clothes for each family member. Relocating for the duration of flood recovery is not uncommon, but you can save a bit of money thinking ahead.
How Can Our SERVPRO Team Help Protect Your Belongings?
Many mistakenly believe that our only priority in restoration and recovery is the structure itself. While we do have both qualified technicians and contractors that can oversee each crucial phase in this regard, we must also put the same level of care and consideration into protecting your belongings and keepsakes. Through various stages of restoration and on-site cleaning, our team can offer damaged contents:
- Residue and stain removal
- Disinfection and sterilization
- Thorough drying
- Relocation to a safer area of the house
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SERVPRO of South Miami specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “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 damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if 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 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, 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 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 storm event happens, 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