Textile & Household Restoration
Textile restoration is a professional approach to cleaning textiles such as clothes, drapes and other household fabrics. It combines multiple cleaning techniques as well as proper solvents and agitation to remove odors, avoid re-contamination and return textiles to their pre-loss condition.
Restore Textiles Affected By:
Fire, Smoke, Odor, Water, Mold, Trauma and Other Contaminants
Items We Restore
Clothes Laundering, Dry Cleaning, Drapes, Curtains, Wedding Dresses, House Hold Items, Hats, Leathers, Furs, Toys, Upholsteries & More.
Once a textile expert is called to a scene, a typical work order can be turned around within a couple weeks. Here’s a look at the process of garment and textile restoration:
Step 1: Have No Fear CRDN is Here: A textile expert will arrive on-scene and ask the homeowner to put together two weeks worth of clothes for themselves and their family, which are then immediately taken and turned around within a 24 hour span. This reduces the additional living expense, so the homeowner doesn’t have to spend the time or the money to go out and buy temporary clothing.
Step 2: Taking a Detailed Inventory: CRDN of North Florida and Coastal Georgia will make sure that we write down and photograph the contents. We take a lot of digital photos of the home, every room – so we know how the drapes are hanging on the wall, where the rugs were, etc. We want to detail that, so the homeowner knows what we’re taking, especially when you get into expensive and sentimental items like wedding gowns.
Step 3: Remove Affected Items: The contents are then removed from the home and taken back to a storage facility where they’re then sorted and cleaned. Speed to cleaning is important due to oxidation and the setting of stains. For instance, in a water loss it’s important to dry the clothes as quickly as possible, as items might bleed and fabrics may degrade. In a fire loss, hydrocarbon can pit out various types of fabric.
Step 4: Cleaning: Its estimated that 60% of the textiles and garments coming out of the home will get wet-cleaned or laundered. In the drycleaning process, there are a couple of different solvents that are principally used. Regardless of the solvent you’re using, it is important that you use a two-bath dissolution system, because we’re dealing with a higher level of contaminant than the corner drycleaner does. A textile restoration company is salvaging items that have been exposed to extreme conditions like smoke, fire, water, mold (and) mildew.
Step 5: Storage: CRDN of North Florida and Coastal Georgia will store your items until they are ready to be returned in our climate controlled secure warehouse. Your items will stay safe and ready for you and could be returned to you at when your house is restored or to your temporary housing.
Step 6: Return to homeowner: After the textiles and garments are restored, the last step is returning it to the homeowner. For CRDN, this includes rolling the rugs out, hanging the drapes back up and even repacking the drawers and dressers if requested.
“Green” Washing With Professional Wetcleaning
CRDN of North Florida and Coastal Georgia is one of the few restoration cleaners using Professional Wetcleaning. Professional Wetcleaning is a safe, energy-efficient method of cleaning “Dry Clean Only” clothes using water as a solvent (rather than chemicals) with a combination of special soaps and conditioners. Just about every garment that can be dry cleaned can be processed by wetcleaning, including tailored suits, silk dresses, cashmere sweaters, wool blazers, knit skirts and linen shirts, among many others. Once wetcleaned, items are dried using a dryer with complete control over drying variables, including moisture level, rotation, reversing and temperature.