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Crucial Considerations When Cleaning Contents After Flood Damage in Telluride Homes

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Categorizing Contents Is One of SERVPRO Strategies for Restoring Flooding in Telluride

Widespread soiling is an expected outcome of flooding incidents. Therefore, cleaning up your Telluride home is necessary to restore the visual appeal and sanitary conditions. Cleaning contents is one of the crucial tasks, but it takes the right approach to get satisfactory results.

One important thing that improves flood damage cleanup in Telluride homes is categorizing the soiled items since it streamlines the process. Cleaning can be done within the affected property or when the items are relocated to an external facility if the incident significantly affects a property. SERVPRO is well suited to handle cleaning under both circumstances.

Categorization of items soiled by a flood can be based on:

  • Item size
  • Wetness levels
  • Material composition
  • The need for specialty service

Cleaning requires manipulation of contents to reach all soiled areas. Bulky and heavy items pose a significant challenge for such movement. For convenience, scheduling cleaning of such items last can help because other contents would be out of the way. The assistance from SERVPRO presents an additional advantage since we have accessories like dollies and lifting straps to ease the manipulation of such contents.

Wetness can affect cleaning in many ways. For carpets, loss of structural strength is common, leading to severe damage such as stretching if aggressively cleaned. On the other hand, Upholstered items might develop additional problems such as rusting of metal parts or leakage of resins, which introduce different cleaning challenges. Our SERVPRO technicians use various extraction equipment to fast track the removal of absorbed water when preparing items for cleaning, thus limiting the development of other problems.

Some contents may require specialized cleaning approaches, especially if they have unique material composition. Items like artworks are likely to present this challenge, and their uniqueness means immediate disposal may not be ideal. SERVPRO technicians work closely with insurance adjusters when assessing and deciding the best course of action.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride offers convenient flood damage management services. Call us at (970) 240-6970. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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