content cleaning

5 Steps for Effective Content Cleaning after a Disaster

When there’s damage to your Harlingen property due to a flood, fire, smoke or sewer clog, it’s likely that some of your personal property will be damaged as well. While you might not mind replacing a couch or area rug, sentimental items can be difficult to part with. And even for items that aren’t sentimental, that doesn’t mean you have unlimited funds to buy all new stuff. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to lose all of your personal property. You can restore some or all of them through a process called content cleaning in Harlingen TX. This process involves cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting items damaged by smoke, water, sewage or mold. Texas Elite Restoration and Cleaning offers this valuable service, and we follow five strategic steps. 

1. Take Inventory 

First, we start by taking inventory of your items. Generally speaking, we are able to clean and restore most items with our high precision ultrasonic cleaning technology. Hard contents like dishes and silverware can be cleaned easily, but even soft items like furniture and bedding can be salvageable thanks to our state-of-the-art technology. 

2. Pack Up Items 

After taking inventory, we pack up salvageable and non-salvageable items. We bring salvageable items to our cleaning facility where we can clean them using our advanced cleaning equipment such as ultrasonic machines and ozone rooms. Items that can’t be saved are packed up and stored for insurance purposes. It’s important to document, list and value every item. 

3. Cleaning 

Next, we open the boxes with your salvageable items and begin the cleaning process. We use the appropriate cleaning method for each item, as soft items require a different cleaning method than hard items, and electronics require meticulous disassembly and assembly. Some of the cleaning methods we use are ultrasonic cleaning technology, restoration launder/dry services and precision controlled drying. 

4. Deodorization 

Once everything is clean, the next step is to deodorize the items. The purpose of deodorization is to remove stubborn odors like smoke from a fire, sewage from a sewage clog or mildew from a flood. Even when clean, items can still harbor these odors. Rest assured our deodorization services truly work – they don’t just mask the smell for a short time. 

5. Storage and Delivery 

When the deodorization process is complete, we store the items in a climate-controlled storage facility until you are ready for them. Sometimes, people need time because they’re waiting for their property to be cleaned and repaired. Other times, we deliver the items right away. Simply let us know what works for you. 

These are five important steps that we follow when handling content cleaning for our residential and commercial customers. We want you to know that you can trust us to deliver fast, efficient service that protects your valuables and ensures the best chances for recovery. Contact Texas Elite Restoration and Cleaning to learn more about our content cleaning services in Harlingen TX!