Building recovery is the first step of a recovery process in an environment damaged by contaminants. Once damage residuals are removed and the unstable or irrecoverable parts are demolished, building recovery starts. Generally speaking, we define chemical cleaning the industrial cleaning process to get rid of noxious organic micro-contaminants that can be hazardous for health and jeopardize the useful life of goods. Building recovery includes: recovery and reconditioning of plant systems; recovery and reconditioning of goods and contents; switchboard reactivation; recovery and reconditioning of supporting walls and structures; smoke suction; special paintings; contaminated environment deodorization and odor removal; paper goods recovery (via dehumidification or sublimation); computer data recovery.
Reconditioning is the result of all the interventions aimed at restoring a global chemical cleaning to the device that ensures reliable operations throughout. There are different types of electric machinery reconditioning, like damp hand reconditioning or galvanic dry reconditioning, depending on the device to be treated. On the other hand, renovation is the union of all the interventions that would normally include and complete reconditioning, aiming at reestablishing the machineries to their pre-damage operating condition. The chance to renovate the electric/electronic components of a machinery depends -as it is for mechanic parts- on different factors, like fire or flood severeness, age and consumption of the machinery, its state when the damaging event took place.