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#1 Reason Why SERVPRO Cleans Their Restoration Equipment After Each Job

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Learn why SERVPRO always shows up with clean equipment

In the business of disaster restoration, SERVPRO is a name you can trust. The team at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta is known for its high standards and commitment to quality. Whenever you work with our team, you will see that each of our SERVPRO heroes takes pride in their work - from providing exceptional customer service to wearing shoe covers at each job. We don't often share one secret with everyone; it's our dedication to keeping up with IICRC industry standards by cleaning all of our equipment after every single job!

Equipment found at a restoration job site.

When your home has a water disaster, you will see two main pieces of restoration equipment, a dehumidifier, and an air mover. SERVPRO's most important goal at a water restoration job is drying out the home and preventing mold from developing.

The first step to prevent this is by using an industrial dehumidifier that blows dry air into the damaged area and pulls moisture and humidity out.

The second piece of equipment you will see is our air movers. Air movers are big fans that move water molecules into the air. The more water molecules move, the more effective a dehumidifier will perform.

Other equipment

  • Moisture meters
  • Air scrubbers

Why we clean our equipment after each job

The reason why SERVPRO cleans all of the used restoration equipment after each job is to prevent cross-contamination.

There are three substances we always want to prevent from cross-contamination:

  1. Asbestos
  2. Mold
  3. Bacteria

How does cross-contamination occur in the restoration industry? 

Cross-contamination will occur when a substance from one job site transfers to another. Cross-contamination can occur when a piece of equipment is used multiple times at different properties. The best way to avoid cross-contamination from happening is to ensure all equipment is cleaned after each job.

How to clean restoration equipment?

At the end of every job, SERVPRO technicians will clean their equipment. As we mentioned, cleaning is essential to prevent cross-contamination but also because it's critical to keeping our restoration equipment in good shape.

So our equipment looks as clean as our trucks; we have a rigorous cleaning process to remove all traces of a previous property disaster. Our cleaning process takes time, but it is worth it because it prevents us from repairing or replacing equipment constantly.

We clean our restoration equipment by spraying a SERVPRO standard disinfecting solution and using a rag to wipe it down.

Different types of restoration equipment will need to be taken apart fully after a job that can lead to cross-contamination. Taking apart equipment and then cleaning it will take some time, but we know it is necessary. We also avoid cross-contamination by not reusing rags and wearing disposable gloves.

Contact SERVPRO for emergency restoration

When you have a disaster at your property, you can trust SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta because we have developed rigorous processes allowing us to be ready for any size disaster. As you have learned today, we aren't a typical restoration that will show up with just any equipment to a damaged property; when we show up, you can count on our equipment being cleaned and professionally inspected to avoid cross-contamination.

Go ahead and take a look for yourself the next time you contact the team at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta for disaster restoration services. We can guarantee you will see restoration equipment that is clean and ready to perform.

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