Contents Restoration

What do floods, fires, mold, wind, and ice have in common? They are all events capable of causing significant damage to your home, including to both the structure and everything inside it. In fact, rarely does a property experience a fire or flood and the contents and structural elements inside the building escape without some degree of damage as a result. Once a fire is put out, or flooding subsided, or ice blockage broke up, the aftermath that awaits a homeowner in terms of damage to building contents and personal belongings can be great indeed.

American Fire & Water Restoration, a certified property damage cleanup, and restoration company, is available to help homeowners as they begin the process to recover and rebuild from the disaster. We provide contents restoration services for anything in your home that is damaged in the course of a disaster. Because we’ve seen how disaster can strike, we know that:

  • Floodwater that enters your home or fills your basement gets absorbed into carpets, flooring, furnishings, and everything in its path.
  • Fire burns and its smoke permeate the environment while soot and ash float in the air and land on every exposed surface in the area.
  • In moist, humid locations, mildew and mold grow on wood, carpets, ceiling tiles, drapes and upholstery, insulation, and other organic-type materials.

These are just a few examples of how a disaster can strike and leave your home and its contents in need of cleaning and restoration. But we never recommend you attempt to tackle such heavy-duty cleaning yourself. A professional cleaning and restoration company has the expertise and equipment to ensure every item is cleaned properly, and also to provide the best results possible.

Seeing your home damaged is hard enough. The thought of personal items being destroyed and lost forever makes matters even worse. But, with prompt and proper treatment, oftentimes these items can be salvaged. Items such as family photos, electronics, clothing, wall hangings, lamps, stored documents, books, artwork, bedding, linens, etc. can often be cleaned and restored to their pre-damaged condition or as close to it as possible.

American Fire & Water Restoration is available 24/7. We serve Lake, McHenry, and north Cook Counties in Illinois and southern Kenosha County in Wisconsin. We take your emergency call and arrive onsite in marked company trucks in 90 minutes or less, ready to start the home damage cleanup and contents restoration process.

You can trust our technicians to treat all your belongings with care and respect. We understand just how precious and valuable they are to you, and make our contents restoration process completely transparent so you know at all times where your belongings are and how they are being handled.

American Fire & Water Restoration’s Contents Restoration Process

 Because we understand that time is of the essence, we work quickly and efficiently during the contents restoration process. But we also make sure that every step we take is well controlled and organized. We address every item – both those that have suffered total loss and are beyond restoration and those that should be packed and moved off-site for cleaning and restoration. Our process includes:

  • Complete pack-in and pack-out of the home’s contents – Before packing up your items to remove them for cleaning and storage, we photograph where they were located in your home, which ensures they are later all returned to their proper location. We inventory and carefully pack all belongings.
  • Transport and storage – All items we remove from your home are brought to our secure storage facility where they remain for cleaning or until your home has been repaired and renovated and the items can be returned and unpacked.
  • Cleaning and restoration – Using state-of-the-art procedures, we clean items according to the type of damage they sustained. Some items – electronics, fur, books and paperwork, fine art – require specialized handling and treatment. The cleaning products we use are fully approved and safe.

Just some of the methods we use to clean and restore items include vacuuming, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, hand cleaning, deodorizing, degreasing, and polishing. We even reupholster or refinish furniture, if necessary.

Benefits Of  Working With American Fire & Water Restoration

When it comes to contents cleaning and restoration, we give every customer personalized attention and care.The reasons to contact American Fire & Water Restoration to handle the cleaning and restoring of the contents of your home after a disaster are many.

  • Whatever type of damage you experienced – flood, fire, burst pipe, mold, sewer line backup, power outage, frozen pipe, ice damage – we handle the cleanup and restoration of your property and belongings.
  • We adhere to the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the best known and respected organization in the cleaning and restoration industry.
  • Our technicians are fully trained and certified by the IICRC.
  • Xactimate®software is used to provide fair and reasonable estimates for insurance claims.
  • Our equipment is state of the art and we follow the latest procedures and improvements in the cleaning industry.
  • Your satisfaction matters, so we offer a restoration guarantee that the contents of your property will be restored to their pre-damaged condition or better.
  • Occasionally retreatment is necessary so we offer a one-year warranty on the services we provide.
  • For your peace of mind, we are licensed, bonded, and insured.
  • Because emergencies don’t take a holiday, neither do we-we are available to take your emergency call 24/7/365.

Disaster and destruction from a flood, fire, or another event strike quickly without warning and leave property owners feeling overwhelmed. The work and mess left in the aftermath can overwhelm most people, who don’t know where or how to begin the difficult task of cleaning up and restoring a sense of normalcy to their life.At American Fire & Water, we understand the stress involved at the thought of losing your home and everything inside. We work every day to minimize your stress by providing safe, effective property cleaning restoration services that keep your needs at the forefront at all times. Call us today.

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