Professional Pack-Outs Help Save Contents after Loss Incidents
Loss incidents, whether involving fire, water, or otherwise can have varying impacts on the contents in your property. Cases of fire may leave items caked in smoke deposits, necessitating removal to an offsite location for a thorough cleaning, or other restoration steps.
In water damage incidents, pack-outs save items from unnecessary exposure to moisture. Content removal can also help save items from weather elements in case of damage to the roof or walls. At SERVPRO, we handle move-outs for private residences, commercial establishments, and even community centers like in this case where we help move out contents at the Temple Adat Elohim.
Carrying out a pack out is a delicate process because there are all sorts of items ranging from learning materials to electronics at such a center. It is easy to lose small items during the transfer process. Our SERVPRO crews took every step to protect the items during the move-out. By utilizing our electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, we could keep proper records of all items moved. CCIS helps us even record the room or other specific location details for each item we pack, which helps when returning the items. This was crucial, considering the level of personalization in many parts of the temple.
We were aware of the possibility of damaging items during the moving process. Such damage could stem from soiling due to dust or other issues during the move-out. Another risk was breakage, especially for fragile items. Our SERVPRO technicians took steps to prevent such loss. We used plastic wrapping to protect contents from soiling, and bubble wrap to keep fragile items safe.
Grouping contents properly helps keep them safe during the moving and storage, unlike when thrown together anyhow. Our SERVPRO team did an evaluation based on factors such as material, shape, and weight when grouping items. We follow simple procedures such as keeping the heavier items at the bottom of packing boxes and bring sufficient boxes to cater to different groups of items. In general, we treat your items with care, like our own.
Sometimes, damage occurs when moving heavy items such as electronics or furniture, because of the lack of necessary handling equipment. Our SERVPRO teams use different equipment, including forklifts, so we did not have to drag or even drop items in the name of moving them.
In case any situation arises where a pack out is necessary, call SERVPRO of Santa Ana South to help. You can reach us any time at (714) 558-7772.