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Immersion Cleaning Saves the Day After Fire Damages Your Sarasota Boutique

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Methods to Renew Your Business and Merchandise After Fire Damage

Knick-knacks and trinkets vie with elegant gifts at your Sarasota retail shop. Residents and visitors to the city find just the perfect present, with local artisans filling your shelves with beautiful wares. All is good until a quickly quelled blaze coats pottery, jewelry, and other mementos with sticky soot and extinguisher chemicals. Swiftly get back into the business of memorializing the time spent on the beautiful beaches and enjoying our community’s cultural and dining opportunities with help from our content’s restoration experts.

Challenges of Soot Removal for Decorative Items

Fire damage experienced by Sarasota retailers can include harm to both structures and inventory. The intricate details and recessed areas of the gift items you sell collected sticky, malodorous soot during even a brief fire and smoke loss. Many of the articles are one-of-a-kind, the skilled artists happy to share their vision with your customers. Other mass-produced items are cherished for the memories and used as small thank you gifts in an effort to include family and friends in a travel experience. The soiling makes the articles unsalable as is, which can be a hit to your profitability. Dusting or vacuuming are ineffective as cleaning methods, and one by one washing and drying is not practical.

Immersion Cleaning to the Rescue

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians have an answer for materials that can withstand complete saturation. Immersion cleaning is essentially a bath for your goods. Skilled contents technicians dip the sooty items into a basin filled with hot water, and one of SERVPRO’s proprietary concentrated content cleaners. Towels and brushes loosen the residues. Thorough rinsing and drying lead to excellent final results.

Ultrasonic Cleaning as an Option

SERVPRO stocks ultrasonic tanks that trained restorers fill with specialized cleaning agent solutions. High-frequency sound waves create millions of bubbles, by compressing and expanding the solution’s molecules. The bubbles implode, collapsing, or bursting inward. High temperatures and jets of fluid agitate and remove contaminants.

Ultrasonic Technicians Are Highly Trained

Certification is mandatory as the technicians make treatment decisions based on the durability of the affected surfaces/objects and the type of soiling. Technicians manipulate the following when running a load of damaged goods through the ultrasonic system:

  • The level of electrical power
  • The frequency of the sound waves
  • The temperature of the water 
  • The type of cleaning agent and percentage used in solution

Rely on SERVPRO of South Sarasota for answers to severe and challenging commercial fire damage issues. Call us at (941) 552-6319 for a customized inspection and follow through.


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