Contents Restoration

Looking for guidance for restoring and cleaning items from an everyday drinking glass to grandma’s antique dolls? Tips for mastering the inventory and pack out process? Those answers, and anything else related to contents restoration, are right here.

Low Moisture Cleaning for High-Value Contents

Imagine a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, valued at $22,000, contaminated with tear gas. Picture a bisque doll from the 1870s, valued at $12,000, tainted with fire residues. Envision a Beatles vinyl record and album cover, valued at $17,000, affected by Condition 2 mold. Think about a modern Dior wedding dress, valued at $5,000, contaminated with fire suppressant foam. What do they all have in common? They were all successfully cleaned and restored using low-moisture cleaning methods! Wet and damp cleaning practices can cause moisture-driven issues on delicate or sensitive surfaces, such as shrinkage,

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2023 C&R Top Content

In 2023, C&R shared and published hundreds of articles, podcasts, videos, news releases, and more! Here are the most popular posts in every category this year! Most-Read Articles in 2023 Allstate Pays Contractor $335,000 to Settle Dispute over $33,000 Restoration Invoice written by Edward H. Cross, esq. of Restoration CrossCheck & Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates 10 Secret Xactimate Line Items written by Matt Gregory of RestorationX Dehumidification Capacity in Structural Drying written by of Josh Woolen of EGA-Commissioner (EGA-Cx) 2023 Restoration Industry Predictions written by Phillip

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Protecting Your Right to Payment: What Contractors Must Know in the Wake of Hurricane Hilary

Getting Paid for Work on Hurricane Hilary from Edward Cross on Vimeo. As a disaster recovery contractor, you play a vital role in helping communities rebuild after a devastating natural event like Hurricane Hilary. Your dedication to repairing and restoring homes and businesses is commendable. However, rushing out to address the damage can lead to some legal and financial pitfalls if you don’t carefully navigate California’s labyrinth of consumer protection regulations. It is essential understand and comply with the statutory requirements to ensure you are paid for your services. Here are some crucial points

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Why Clean?

Cleaning plays an essential role in our daily lives. By safely and effectively removing soils, germs, and other contaminants, cleaning helps us to stay healthy, care for our homes and possessions, and make our surroundings more pleasant. But cleaning plays a significant role in remediation. Whether it’s related to water, fire, odor, microbial, or biohazard, cleaning is an essential part of returning a building and contents back to a pre-loss condition.  But this is not the only reason to clean.  We clean to help suppress particulates from becoming aerosolized during the drying process. In

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Flood-Affected Rugs: Problems Multiplied by a Poor Pack-out

Every rug has a story. It may be a piece purchased during world travels. It may be the family rug in the center of childhood memories. Or it may be the rug that really tied the whole room together. In the midst of an emergency response, the rugs may not be high on the team action list. A technician without any rug education may not know if the wet rug is a $100 machine woven art silk, or a hand-knotted $100,000 silk. The technician may not know if the rug is easily replaced, or

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Gym Equipment Restoration: ‘Work Out’ the Fix

Gym equipment restoration is a viable option for both individuals and commercial gyms after a loss. Flood damage, especially in residential basements, is an all-too-common occurrence that can ruin valuable treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines, and other equipment. A walk through in a local gym reveals dozens of tech-heavy machines that rely on wires and computer chips to operate. Many types of modern exercise equipment include surprisingly complex technology and all of it is at risk after a flood or fire. These loss events can contribute to pervasive exposure to water, chemicals, and, in

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Improve Your Bottom Line and Reduce Textile Waste

Textile waste is a major issue that grows in magnitude every year. In the United States alone, billions of pounds of textiles end up in landfills when much of that waste could be reused or recovered.  Over the past 20 years, America’s volume of clothing waste has doubled. Each year, the average American is personally responsible for 80 pounds of textile waste. Many textiles that go to landfills leak dangerous chemicals into the ground and release greenhouse gases into the air. And, since it takes about 200 years for the average garment to decompose,

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Benefits of Commercial & Industrial Restoration After Fire or Water Damage

Staring at the aftermath of a fire or water incident can make anyone panic. In residential and commercial settings, the first instinct is often to replace everything instead of restoration. In many situations, restoring small engine equipment or vital machinery is the right option. Cost Effective Small engine and machinery restoration often comes down to cost. When considering expenses, remember there’s more to the price tag than the machinery itself. Consider any additional retraining or certification that may be required with the purchase of new equipment. Reduced Downtime Money is money, but time is

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Safe Art Transportation Starts With An Expert Pack-Out

Whether it’s damaged or in perfect condition, art needs to be transported safely and securely to preserve the piece and protect it during transit. Works of art can be a wide range of items from a painting to a photograph or even taxidermy. Protect Art From Being Damaged Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of opportunity for error in transporting art. When individuals or collectors do it themselves, we see some common mistakes that can compromise the integrity of the pieces they’re trying to protect. Follow these tips when preparing art for shipping. For collections

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The Value of Restoring an Appliance Verses Replacing It

When a home or business is impacted by a disaster, it’s common for appliances to be damaged. In these cases, the decision to restore or replace appliances is not as straightforward as it sounds. While replacing appliances may seem like the easiest solution, restoring them can often provide greater value to the insured. Restoring appliances can offer several benefits compared to replacing them: Cost savings: Restoring an appliance can often cost much less than buying a new one. This is particularly true for high-end or specialty appliances that may be difficult to replace.  Click

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