Woodard Cleaning & Restoration has long used ultrasonic cleaning as an important tool in our arsenal of cleaning techniques.
From very delicate items such as crystal, watches and jewelry, to filthy soot or rust-covered tools, Woodard has used ultrasonic cleaning very successfully to deeply clean many items that could not have been adequately cleaned through any other method. In fact, ultrasonic cleaning has allowed us to restore many items that would have otherwise needed disposal. Since it’s in everyone’s best interest to restore rather than replace, the ultrasonic cleaning makes insurance adjusters and policy holders very happy. Money is saved through restoring (rather than replacing), and the owner gets their original (sentimental) items returned to them.
While an old scrub brush with cleaning solvent is easily seen and understood, the manner by which ultrasonic’s clean is rather technical, involving high frequency sound waves traveling through a liquid. As these sound waves move, they cavitate the liquid, making microscopic explosions that release soil, rust and other contaminates from the underlying item.
Different liquids can be used in the ultrasonic tank, ranging from clean water to solvent based cleaners – with each having their own advantages. Likewise, different types of cleaning requires adjustments in the ultrasonic frequencies utilized – from light cleaning to cleaning of heavy soiling and rust. The temperature of the solution is also adjusted for the needs of the items being cleaned.
Woodard’s Experience With Ultrasonic Cleaning
We have found that ultrasonic cleaning is a valuable tool in many restoration situations. As shown in the before/after photographs below, its ability to clean deeply is unsurpassed, as is the speed by which the cleaning takes place. The greater efficiency of cleaning operations allows Woodard to complete cleanings quickly, reuniting belongings with their owners more quickly than was previously possible.
With 175 well-trained employees, the proper equipment, and fast mobility, Woodard is a proven resource for storm damage, water, fire or smoke restoration projects throughout the Midwest, East, and Gulf Coast Regions.