Ultrasonic Cleaning 101

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Last week at our location in Clifton Heights, our technicians underwent training to use our new Ultrasonic Cleaning System. Omegasonics has developed a number of machines and systems that help restoration companies like us, not only streamline our cleaning process, but also lower claims cost, and give our customer’s contents a more thorough clean!

This amazing system can remove smoke residues, mold, water damage, carbons, heat scale and oxides, and reaches microscopic dust and soot from tiny crevices unreachable by hand. It can effectively clean difficult pieces like electronics, china, ceramics, blinds, silver, brass, chandeliers, plastics and you’re your children’s stuffed animals!

Even though this machine has a simple process that can clean contents in a matter of minutes, the science behind it, is quite complex.

After a disaster, our technicians will pack up contents and bring them back to our warehouse. Once they have arrived and been unpacked, they will go through four major stations before they are completely cleaned!

Station 1: Pre WashingIMG_7034

Your items are placed in racks and then lowered into a soft water and basic cleaning solution. This process will clean off any loose dust and debris.

Station2: Ultrasonic Cleaning

After the items are removed from the pre-washing station, they are placed into the ultrasonic machine.  The ultrasonic process can simply be understood as “pressure washing” at a micron level. Ultrasonic cleaning uses high frequency sound waves to agitate a liquid. The agitated liquid acts on and dislodges contaminants adhering to objects being cleaned.

The machine’s generator and transducers create waves in IMG_7064the machine’s liquid, which cause it to alternately expand and contract. This expansion and contraction can occur between 25,000 to 130,000 times a second!

This, in turn, generates bubbles, which collapses at high speed, increasing the temperature of the liquid and producing a high energy liquid stream which collides with the surface of the object. This collision agitates the contaminants on to the surface, and will effectively and efficiently dislodge them.

Station 3: Rinse Detail

Once the contents have finished the ultrasonic cleaning, they are rinsed oIMG_7072nce more, to remove any last dirt and debris!

Station 4: Tunnel Drying

The last and final step is to place them through a high temperature tunnel dryer. After they are dried, they are ready to be repacked and sent back to your home!

Here at ServiceMaster by ARTec, we are excited to being using these pieces of equipment to help restore your peace of mind even faster then we have in the past!

 

Want to see more pictures of our training session? Visit Our Facebook Page

Have any questions for us about our new system? Feel free to contact Us

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