It is never easy to recover from fire damage. It is even more upsetting when it occurs to a home that contains precious and delicate pieces of art. That is the challenge that John and Laura Chaves face on a daily basis.
They own the ServPro restoration franchise that serves the Bala Cynwyd part of Philadelphia’s Main Line community. This historic region of the city encompasses some of the most expensive houses in the U.S. A fire in this neighborhood could cause smoke and water damage to irreplaceable pieces of art.
Delicate and Intricate
The challenge is how to remove dirt, soot and smoke from very small and delicate objects? In the past, this was done with chemicals and very delicate tools. Pieces were bathed in solvents to loosen the soil, then workers would use specialized brushes and cotton swabs to clean the items. Finally, the pieces were placed in an ozone chamber to remove the smell.
This time- and labor-intensive process was able to save some objects. But some were just not recoverable using this process, and removing the smell of the fire was not guaranteed. This is where ultrasonic cleaning and Omegasonics comes in.
ServPro Restoration Uses Omegasonics Fire Pro Ultrasonic Cleaners
John knew there had to be a better way. He had encountered ultrasonic cleaners before, and knew that when he got his own franchise, a unit would be at the top of his wish list.
ServPro now employs a Fire Pro 4800 (the predecessor to the current 5200 model) to do his “dirty work” for him. This cleaner and its 90 gallon tank have not only improved how quickly ServPro can turn items around, it has also increased the success rate on recovery.
Ultrasonic cleaners use cavitation and solutions that are able to penetrate into every little corner of an intricate piece of art to make sure that all the soil comes away. Best of all, this is all done automatically, freeing up John and his staff to do other tasks while the machine runs. ServPro restoration helps people across the country. With our cleaners they can restore even the most intricate of objects!
Ultrasonic cleaners are a game changer in the cleaning and restoration business. You can experience the same success ServePro has by browsing our catalog and getting started with your own Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaner today!