Your Belongings and Water Damage

Water loss doesn’t just impact your residential or commercial structure; the contents of the home or office are affected, too. SERVPRO of Rutherford County can help mitigate the damage to your possessions as well as the structural damage.

Whether the items are removed to an onsite pod or taken to our facility, we have the capability and the manpower necessary to handle pack outs of any size. This includes large items, such as furniture, as well as documents or small personal items. If we remove the items to our facility, we inventory and categorize each item, so if a customer needs access to an item, we can locate it quickly and efficiently.

Sometimes, homeowners might have electronics that have been damaged by water. Say, for instance, an elderly homeowner depends on electronic medical equipment. We have a team that can work to restore the device to the manufacturer’s standards.

Our SERVPRO document restoration team is conveniently located just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. These professionals can help us restore irreplaceable items, such as old photographs, valuable books, or important papers. Our experts use freeze dry technology to return these precious items to their original condition, or as close to original as possible. We recognize that water loss may be secondary to the loss of a beloved family artifact. SERVPRO of Rutherford County is fortunate to be within an hour’s drive of the company’s document drying chamber— there are a limited number of drying facilities across the country!

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Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Rutherford County specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Rutherford County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Rutherford County can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a water emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most

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