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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Your items can be restored

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Ozone Treatment Items from a fire loss in our Ozone treatment room.

After a fire or water loss in your home, you can be left searching for answers on what to do next. When disaster strikes you can be sure that SERVPRO of NE Grand Rapids, Ionia, and Montcalm Counties can be on the scene faster than the competition. While getting the structure cleaned up and restored as closely to its original state as possible will likely be your first priority, getting the items in your house that were damaged restored may be the last thing on your mind.

You may not know this, but depending on the level of damage your items have taken, they may be able to be restored to preloss condition. Losing items that are valuable to you monetarily or emotionally can be a gut wrenching experience, but just because something was damaged during a fire or water loss, doesn't mean you should automatically write it off as lost. We use the latest industry techniques to make sure you can keep the items from your home that are important to you.

Here's a quick run down of some of those techniques:

Ultrasonic Washing. Items that can be washed with water are placed in a tub with cleaning solution. Ultrasonic waves are pushed through the water creating millions of imploding bubbles that scrub the item clean.

Dry Sponges. Dry sponges are a special type of sponge that is used to wipe soot off of items. The chemicals within the sponge help it draw soot from the items it scrubs without smearing it on the item.

Ozone Treatment. This is a process where items are placed in a room and ozone gas is filtered through the room. Ozone binds with particles that produce smells and neutralizes the odor at the source. This method is primarily used to get rid of the smell of smoke.

Before you decide to throw away items after your fire or water loss consult with a SERVPRO professional to see if those items can be restored.

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