Before the contents restoration industry came to exist, one small accident or natural disaster could wipe away everything that you worked so hard to achieve. For instance, if a devastating flood, house fire, mold outbreak or buildup of smoke caused a significant amount of damage to your property in the 1960’s, most of your prized possessions would probably be lost forever. Your belongings would likely be deemed unrecoverable, and crews of workers would simply haul away your most cherished artwork, leather goods, statues, clothing and precious memories.
This used to happen because insurance companies couldn’t afford to pay the costs of replacing many thousands of dollars worth of damaged goods every time a disaster struck. And, those who were covered by insurance companies couldn’t afford to have those costs passed down to them in the form of a premium hike, either.
Thankfully, the contents restoration industry came to life because of this drastic need for a more efficient, cost-effective and rewarding solution when disasters happen. Instead of simply using baking soda to clean and deodorize items such as in the past, our industry now offers an abundance of resources, organized systems and processes that save families from financial catastrophes and emotional distress.
The public can now feel confident in knowing that most items damaged during an emergency can be repaired and restored to a point of acceptability or even beauty. Not every item can be salvaged, but success rates are high, and this means that the contents restoration industry has evolved to a point in which everyone can still ‘win’ during an emergency situation.