Restore vs Replace - Contents After a Fire Damage
SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties Franchise Professionals clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. This "restore first" mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.
After a fire you may think it would just be easier to replace everything and move on. First, that's not always the best move, especially for items with sentimental value. Additionally, many insurance companies don't cover full replacement costs if restoring is an option.
Benefits of Restoring vs Replacing
- Cost Effective - less expensive to dry, clean, and restore many items than replace them
- Time Savings - the drying process restores you to preloss condition sooner as removing and replacing often takes longer
- Family Heirlooms - being able to save your precious items provides peace of mind
- Insurance Preferred - most insurance companies prefer restoration companies such as SERVPRO to clean and restore as many items as feasible
Advanced drying and cleaning techniques, ultrasonic wave technology, and ozone treatment allow us to salvage many of your items.
Unfortunately, not all items can be restored to preloss condition. SERVPRO examines each item to look for fine cracks and stains that cannot be reversed with just cleaning. Some items are refinished; others may need to have parts replaced. Any item that cannot be cleaned to preloss condition is documented so that it can be replaced. We understand that some items are irreplaceable. For irreplaceable items that cannot be restored to preloss condition, our crews are often able to make significant improvements on the appearance and odor of an item that has been in a fire. Crews are trained to inform you of any items that can only be partially restored so that you can decide if you want us to attempt cleaning, with guidance from your insurance company.
When a fire takes control of your life, we help you take control back. Call SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties today: (219)779-7577