How To Care For Your Items Damaged From A Storm
As a resident of the wonderful state of Florida, you’re no stranger to severe weather. Storm warnings are as common as mosquitoes. Severe weather has the potential to cause hard rains, hurricanes, and flooding. While many of us know the proper procedures on how to keep safe during a storm, many may not know how to keep their property safe after a storm. Your furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings shouldn’t be lost because of some bad weather. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is here to help. Give us a call at (941) 747-2333.
Restore vs Replace?
Many people choose to simply replace their items after they have been damaged in a storm. This is an easy decision, but not always the most economical. At SERVPRO, we have a more restorative mentality when it comes to damaged items. We test your items to see if they can be restored back to their original condition pre-water damage. This way, you preserve your precious keepsakes without breaking the bank!
How to deal with electronics after a storm
After a storm, you will likely have a variety of issues with your electronics at home. This can include everything from your television and home computer to your smaller appliances like DVD players or gaming consoles. The one thing that all of these items have in common is that they are a serious hazard.
We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to operate or turn on any electrical device which has been damaged by water. Even if you’re unsure, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Once our trained SERVPRO professionals have had a chance to look over the damage to your electronics, they will take prompt action. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
What about paper?
Water damage is extremely frustrating to deal with, especially when it comes to your paper materials like legal documents or photographs. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. We act with extreme caution to ensure that the document isn’t destroyed through a variety of specialized methods.
Ready to restore your items after a storm? Call us at (941) 747-2333.