Personal Property Restoration


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After a fire or flood, or other disaster, property owners are left with a mess of damaged items. Some may be cheaper to replace than restore. Some may be priceless. Find out about personal property restoration here.

What is personal property restoration?

Personal Property Restoration, aka Contents Restoration, is simple: imagine you picked up your home or building, flipped it over and shook it. Everything that falls out is what gets restored. Many people who go through a disaster, particularly a fire, make the assumption that everything is lost, but many more things can be saved than most people think.

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See an animated version of the process.

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What can be saved?

Every disaster is different, so it’s impossible to guarantee that everything that has suffered damage can be recovered. However, with the right equipment, many personal items can be restored like new.

  • Photos
  • Posters
  • Upholstery
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Clothing
  • Linens
  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Dishes

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How do they restore personal property?

A Sample Process

  • Each piece of personal property is inventoried and barcoded to keep track of of it during cleaning and storage.
  • After everything is inventoried, it is taken through special cleaning stations to be restored.
  • Ultrasonic technology is effective for both hard and soft contents.
  • Ozone generators  remove odors and any mold that may still be present at the molecular level.
  • Items are stored in a climate-controlled environment.

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See inside a personal property restoration facility.

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