How to Salvage Your Belongings After a Fire
If your home in Rochester, NY catches fire, it’s likely to leave a lot of damage and soot behind. Beyond the damage to your home, the smell lingers in every surface and every salvageable piece of furniture or clothing. Here at SERVPRO of East Monroe County, our restoration services go far past just the structure itself. We also offer content cleaning services such as dry-cleaning and store your salvageable contents until your home has been restored.
Even if the fire was nowhere near your closet, your clothes will most likely smell like smoke and may even be covered in soot. Don’t just throw your clothes away when this happens, trust SERVPRO of East Monroe County to tell you what can be saved and what can’t. Once we take your clothing back to our warehouse, we dry-clean them to get out the most stubborn smoke particles, leaving your clothes clean and fresh.
As far as household items, wiping down the surface may not get rid of any lingering scent from the fire. It may be necessary to use ultrasonic cleaning methods. The vibrations from this allows the cleaning agent to go anyplace soot or smoke can hide.
It is easy to become discouraged when you see so many of your items damaged in a fire. Not only is your house a wreck, but also many of our treasured possessions seem beyond repair. Before you throw anything out, consult with SERVPRO of East Monroe County to see if it can be cleaned or restored. You can reach us at (585) 641-0040!