Restoration Cleaning Steps for Your Business’s Contents
Working with fire damage restoration professionals like Alpha Omega Pros can help your items be refurbished, instead of having to go through the painstaking process of throwing out and replacing family heirlooms or expensive pieces of furniture. Alpha Omega uses cutting edge technologies to safely remove water, soot, smoke, sewage, and other contaminants from your items quickly and effectively. The result is a clean, like-new appearance. No matter what you have that needs to be cleaned, there are quick, safe, money-saving, and environmentally friendly ways to rid your items of contaminants.
First, sort items by what can be restored and what needs to be thrown away. A fire clean-up and restoration professional will come to your commercial property and assess all of your contents, evaluating what should be replaced and what can be restored to pre-loss condition. They take into consideration if the item is an antique, heirloom, or has sentimental value to you. If an item hasn’t been directly damaged by the fire, then it can typically be restored. A thorough record of all items should be kept by you and/or the professional for insurance purposes. Make sure to note if you had to throw the item away or if was sent out to be cleaned.
It is important to note, if your business deals with food in any capacity, that any open food item should be thrown away. Any food items in their original packaging that were not near the heat of the fire or in direct contact with the fire should be okay. If you have any doubt over an item, throw it out. It’s better to be safe. Remember to add the food items you toss to the running inventory.
Once the items are sorted, your soft goods, like bedding, upholstery, drapes, and clothes can be sent to a laundry facility that specializes in removing soot and smoke smell safely from fabric. For all other items, we conduct testing to see what ratio of product to mix needed to clean each item. Our staff use environmentally-friendly products, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals being used on your valuables.