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Water Damage Pack Out -- What Assistance To Expect For Documents And Furnishings In Fort Myers

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Pack-Outs and Freeze-Drying to Preserve Fort Myers' Property Owners Possessions After Water Damage

SERVPRO Provides State-of-the-Art Options for Recovery of Possessions Post Water-Damaging Events

In Fort Myers water damage scenarios can be very dramatic, the result of seasonal storms that can trend toward hurricane force. Other water damage to local residences link to more mundane events like plumbing leaks, appliance overflows, or a neglected tub spilling out onto the floor. Any source of water can do damage not only to your home’s structure but also to your personal possessions and furnishings. We can help with all these issues.
When we arrive at your Ft. Myers home to assess water damage one of the first things we consider is whether to pack out some or all furnishings and personal possessions. If the space affected by water damage is extensive, organizing and moving out items help the on-site crew focus on water removal and structural drying. Transporting property to a dry spot on your premises or our production space also gives our personal property restoration specialists a chance to evaluate damage to clothing, electronics, books, documents, and other articles without the distraction of the water mitigation project ongoing in the house.
SERVPRO’s Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides the structure and recordkeeping as we select and pack up items. This system offers homeowners a chain of command for the personal property we remove. We also take digital photos of some of the items depending on their degree of damage or intrinsic value.
One benefit of moving furnishings to a separate triage area is the opportunity to set up a drying space away from the standing water and high humidity in your water damaged structure. A mini containment zone constructed of heavy plastic sheeting allows SERVPRO technicians to concentrate applied drying strategies on a few water damaged items at a time, We can balance air movement, heat, and dehumidification more easily, causing the moisture in the furnishings to transform to vapor more efficiently. The vapor is then condensed and captured or absorbed, leaving the furnishings dry.
Water damage to important documents is of particular concern during the pack out. SERVPRO technicians access a unique freeze-drying technique to remove water vapor from documents, books, and pictures without allowing the water to transition through the liquid state (sublimation). Lyophilisation or cryodesiccation are other names for the technique, employing a freezing temperature dehydration process. The damaged items are frozen, placed in a pressurized chamber, and then the ice is eliminated by sublimation.
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda takes pride in restoring not only your house but also your possessions when water damage threatens permanent harm. Call us anytime at (941) 575-5910 to request our trained technicians assess your needs and start the recovery process.

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