Fire can result in significant damage to your home and belongings. The fire damage remediation professionals at ServiceMaster DSI are well equipped to tackle any fire damage scenario and are here to help you restore your Olathe, KS, home. One of the cleaning techniques we utilize is ultrasonic cleaning. Today we’re going to look into how our technicians perform ultrasonic cleaning and ensure it’s done properly.
Ultrasonic Cleaning for Removal of Soot and Smoke Odor
Ultrasonic cleaning is an effective technique for restoring your belongings after a fire. However, it’s necessary to take certain precautions to ensure your belongings don’t become damaged during cleanup.
Precaution #1: Keep Items at Room Temperature
When in use, the ultrasonic machine will be more than 110°. At this temperature, delicate materials like crystal and china can easily break or crack, especially if they have already been weakened by the fire’s high temperatures.
To prevent additional damage, our experienced fire damage remediation experts treat items at room temperature and pre-soak them in warm water beforehand.
This ensures your delicate belongings are properly acclimatized and there is no risk of cracking or shattering because of the extreme temperature change.
Precaution #2: Test for Color Loss
Before any item is dipped into the ultrasonic cleaning machine, experts test to see how the item reacts with water and if it will result in color bleeding or loss.
Items are usually submerged in the ultrasonic machine for several minutes and the warm water inside the ultrasonic machine can result in loss of color for some materials.
To avoid this, our experts lightly moisten the items to examine whether there is any reaction before the items are dipped into the ultrasonic machine.
Additionally, reactions taking place within the machine can remove embellishments like silver or gold etching on crystal and similar other intricate patterns.
We set delicate items such as crystals and china at a shallow level within the machine to prevent this.
Oftentimes, the machine’s intensity is also turned down to protect delicate carvings on these items. Experts also submerge these items for just a few minutes at a stretch and then re-submerge if required.
Precaution #3: Check for Prior Damage
Technicians check to see if items have already been damaged due to warping, cracking, or loose edges.
If they have, a different method will be used to prevent damage.
The fire damage remediation experts at ServiceMaster DSI have the training, expertise, and equipment to properly treat your Olathe, KS home and belongings after a fire. We’re available 24/7/365 so we can get started on your project right away and get you back to normal more quickly. For immediate assistance, contact us at (816) 527-9412!