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Content Restoration

One of the most heartbreaking things after fire, water, smoke or mold damage, is the? loss of all your valuables. After all, you’ve spent years collecting memories and treasures that you keep throughout your home. It is comforting to know that, in most cases, your keepsakes, retail inventory, valuables, etc. can be restored.

Inspection of Items

Before restoration can be performed, a restoration professional must inspect the damaged items. The professional will inspect the type of material, it’s composition, it’s durability and the type of damage incurred.

Cleaning & Restoration Process

The restoration process is about returning your items to their pre-damage condition. In most cases, it is possible to save valuables previously considered unsalvageable. There is content cleaning equipment and processes that are employed. After an inspection of the items, a restoration professional can determine which content cleaning equipment is necessary to restore your belongings. In addition, the restorative professional will have expert knowledge of the known reactions to certain restoration processes.

Content Cleaning Equipment

Specialized Drying Chambers

Use of vacuum freeze-drying, freeze drying, vacuum thermal drying, cryogenic drying, plasma fumigation solutions and other highly specialized methods of treatment for restoration and conservation of such items like books, documents, files and other types of materials.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

An ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound? and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean delicate items to remove soil and soot. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect. This type of cleaning can be used on jewellery,? window blinds, firearms, musical instruments, industrial parts, electronic equipment, figurines, heavily charred dishes and wine glasses, and fire-damaged furniture.

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is a process used for cleaning clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water. The solvent used is typically tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene). This is used to clean delicate fabrics that cannot withstand the rough and tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer; it can also eliminate labor-intensive hand washing. Dry cleaning is mostly used on clothing and textiles.

Spray and Wipe

Use of specific restorative chemicals to spray down the item and clean it.

Immersion Cleaning

Immersion cleaning is the process by which the item to be cleaned is placed in the cleaning solution to come in contact with the entire surface.

Ozone Treatment

The smells associated with fire and water related disasters are often dealt with by subjecting the item(s) to ozone treatments that break down the foreign particles that cause the odor.?In addition to concerns with an item’s smell, there are considerations such as appearance and structural integrity that are taken into account.

Air Duct Cleaning

Cleaning the entire ventilation system. It includes cleaning of the HVAC unit, blower, evaporator coil and accessible components, as well as the individual air ducts and vent covers.


Deodorization equipment and supplies are used to penetrate cracks and crevices; and neutralize and eliminate smoke and odors. There are specialized facilities where deodorization occurs and the infected content is sent to these facilities for cleaning and restoration.

At Alert Disaster Restoration, we desire to see your life rebuilt and restored. You can count on our expertise and knowledge of the restoration process and intrust us with restoring your valuables. Call us at: 1-877-435-8117.