Contents Restoration Resources

Irreplaceable family heirlooms and valuable possessions are often damage by water, fire, smoke, or mold. These situations require home and business content removal and relocation for prompt and thorough content cleaning and restoration.

It is often easier, safer, and more cost-efficient to relocate the contents off-site for proper content restoration. At Jim Black Construction, we strive to help return your items to their pre-damaged condition.

We employ an in-house team of professional technicians for all your contents restoration needs.  We will pack, catalogue and move your valuable items and restore the damage from fire, smoke, water and more. Our state-of-the-art tracking system assures that all contents removed by JBC are returned to your home once they have been cleaned to pre-damage conditions. Once your contents are cleaned and restored, they are stored in our climate-controlled warehouse until they are ready to be returned to you. If your items are not salvageable, Jim Black Construction’s team will document their condition and generate a list to help with your insurance claim.

If your contents are affected by water, fire, smoke or mold, the guide below will point out some useful tips.


  • Call Jim Black Construction
  • Call your insurance company
  • Transfer affected items to unaffected areas, such as other rooms or storage units
  • Presoak dishes and glassware in a mild to heavy alkaline detergent
  • Remove 1” of topsoil and wash leaves and branches of all affected plants
  • Have smoke-damaged clothing and linens cleaned by a restoration dry cleaner only
  • Make a detailed inventory of all damaged contents with photographs and documentation
  • Do your homework before you hire a contractor to handle any of your personal content.

Do Not:

  • Assume that certain items can’t be restored. Our state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaning station can clean things never before possible to better than pre-loss conditions
  • Disturb fire-damaged areas
  • Consume any food items that were in fire-affected areas
  • Attempt to mask odors or clean delicate items with solutions as this can cause additional damage that may be irreversible
  • Have clothing or linens removed or cleaned 
  • Hesitate to call Jim Black Construction