Ultrasonic Cleaning, commonly referred to as precision cleaning, has been used by various industries for decades. This method of cleaning is especially effective when cleaning items with intricate detail or unique configuration. The cavitation activity produced by high frequency sound waves cleans contaminated items inside and out. When properly applied, this unique cleaning method has proven itself to be ideally suited for restoration applications.
When ultrasonics was first introduced to the restoration industry back in 1999, the cleaning results were originally mediocre. However, following continued research and development, those results have improved considerably. Today, with advanced equipment, specifically engineered chemicals and detailed hands-on training programs ultrasonic cleaning has evolved as the preferred and most effective method of successfully processing fire, smoke and water damaged contents.
Like other restoration related projects, successful ultrasonic cleaning requires education, know-how and experience. Ultrasonic cleaning is based upon a series of procedures that involve the proper selection and application of specialty chemicals along with specific processes and technologies specifically selected for the type of articles being cleaned. Understanding these cleaning agents, equipment and procedures is essential in order to achieve optimum results.
Current users of ultrasonics are aware that a variety of standard and delicate household contents can be easily cleaned using ultrasonics, especially hard surface items such as crystal, china, ceramics, Hummel figurines and ornaments, jewellery, glass and porcelains, etc.
However, most are unaware that ultrasonics technology is also ideally suited for safely cleaning a wide variety of ordinary household items including light fixtures, chandeliers, furnishings, ornaments and other items.
In addition to removing smoke residues and carbons, ultrasonics has proven to be extremely effective in restoring water damaged items.
Contamination such as mould, heat scale and oxides are easily addressed using the ultrasonic process. Metal parts that have acquired rust as a result of water damage can usually be restored to their original condition.
Because of its capability and versatility, ultrasonic cleaning is becoming commonplace in the restoration industry. When properly used, ultrasonic cleaning yields consistent results and increased efficiency.
Here, at Parker Construction, we use a wide variety of state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and the most appropriate cleaning solutions for both small and large items with hard surfaces, soft composition and even (previously un-restorable) sophisticated electronic equipment.