Your Belongings and Fire Damage
Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Upper Darby understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby 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 belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use 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 due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Upper Darby can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
Fire damage electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. 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. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by fire or fire extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Upper Darby can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a fire 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:
- Pre-loss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
When a fire emergency happens, you need fire repair and restoration professionals to help you recover from the devastation and minimize further financial and material loss. SERVPRO of Upper Darby understands that the hours and days following a fire emergency can leave you feeling vulnerable, and know that the damage left by a fire often extends beyond the structure itself.