In the disaster recovery industry, an “emergency pack-out” is the term used when damaged items are removed and transported to a secure facility for processing and restoration. After a flood or fire, your home or business may be damaged and need repair, but what about your personal or business-related items? How do you start with the process of cleaning and restoring all of them when the clock is ticking and it’s hard to know where to start? Many people turn to a pack-out company for assistance. A good pack-out service will come to your home, do a walkthrough and document your damaged items, pack and transport them to their facility, clean and restore them, then return them to your home when you’re ready to receive them back. [Read more…]
Floor Recovery First Steps
Disaster has struck and your home is now one of the thousands of American homes every year that experiences flooding. It can feel overwhelming and hard to know where to start with tackling the aftermath. What do you do?
First of all, don’t forget personal safety when you’re entering your home to begin assessment and cleanup. Before you enter your home the first time after a flood, check for structural damage to avoid being trapped or injured by a collapse. Have appropriate professionals assist you with turning off the electricity and gas to your home until the wires and pipes can be checked and can be safely restored. As you walk through the house, keep an eye out for dangerous debris underfoot, such as broken glass or nails. [Read more…]
Whether it’s an earthquake, fire, flood or any other natural disaster, there’s always something you’re desperate to salvage from the remains. Disasters turn our lives upside down and recovering that one simple thing that was essential to our operations, or so important to us on a personal level, can give us something to hold onto, some hope that there’s still a way to move forward.
These items, when recovered, are often greatly soiled, whether with ash, grime, dirt, grease, muck or any other sort of contaminant. Getting them clean on your own can consume many hours of backbreaking work and even then they might not look like you remember them. There is, however, a means by which you can get your important personal items looking like new, and that’s ultrasonic cleaning. [Read more…]
If you work in disaster recovery, construction or content cleaning, then you may have run across the term packout. While this term is commonly used across multiple industries, many people are unaware of just what it means and how a packout can affect a business. Learn more about what a packout is and how a failed packout can influence your business. [Read more…]