Fire Restoration 101: Methods of Content Cleaning
When a home or business sustains damage from a fire, much of its contents can often be saved and restored. The experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Ozaukee County are trained in multiple methods and technologies which can be used to restore your belongings. The following are specific systems and methods available at our facility.
Ultrasonic technology uses a spectrum of sound frequencies, water, and cleaning solutions to remove debris and soot from non-porous items. These frequencies range from 20,000-100,000 cycles per second, with various frequencies performing separate applications. Lower frequencies can be used on sturdier items with heavy soil, and higher frequencies are safer for more delicate items.
ESPORTA WASH SYSTEM
The Esporta Wash System uses hydraulic action to force organic and inorganic contaminants out of items to be cleaned. Commonly, these items are clothing, linens, and shoes. The force applied is comparable to the force of waves crashing against a beach. Esporta restores 90% of soft contents damaged by odor, soot, grime, mold, and mildew to food-grade clean using sustainable, phosphate-free detergents.
Ozone generation is a process that removes smoke odor molecules by releasing additional oxygen into the air. While ozone is often used in open air to deodorize a home, there are some safety concerns. Ozone is most effective when utilized in a controlled environment such as an ozone chamber. Contents and furniture that cannot fit into either the Ultrasonic system or Esporta are first cleaned by hand and then often placed into an ozone chamber to remove any lingering odors of smoke by eliminating the microorganisms that cause them. Our dedicated ozone chamber is utilized for items with stubborn embedded odors that would otherwise be impossible to remove.
SERVPRO of Ozaukee County is an industry leader in fire restoration. We have the technology needed to restore your home and belongings to their original state, reducing the amount of personal or sentimental items that would otherwise be unsalvageable. We are here to help and here to answer your questions 24/7/365. Give us a call at 262-242-8888.