Household Goods Can Be Safely Restored After Flooding
KELOWNA, BC — As thousands of Albertans are told that it is now safe for them to return to their homes and businesses, they are faced with the difficult task of cleaning up. “Flood waters can carry disease bacteria from raw sewage, which can lead to serious health problems if surfaces and furniture [are] not thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, and food disposed of,” Alberta Health Services said in a recent statement. The soft content items in a home – laundry, shoes, bags, purses, bedding, stuffed goods, and other porous materials - can be particularly challenging for the untrained and unequipped to properly decontaminate.
Many Alberta restoration companies are part of the Esporta Certified Operators, a network of restoration cleaners and contractors that utilize a revolutionary soft contents restoration technology known as the Esporta Wash System ™. The Esporta Wash System enables them to restore 85% of damaged contents that are otherwise deemed irreparable and thrown out.
“We are very happy that our members are able to utilize this technology to provide restoration services to all flood affected Albertans.” stated Esporta Director of Member Services, Neil Grant. “Esporta Certified Operators can restore all manner of sentimental articles that would otherwise be thrown out, and our certified locations can provide much faster and far simpler soft contents claim settlements.”
This soft contents restoration technology is capable of restoring water and sewage impacted goods to better than pre-loss condition. According to independent laboratory tests, goods are actually restored to “food grade cleanliness”. The Esporta Wash System removes contaminants and ensures the highest level of hygiene with a patented process that kills 99.99% of the harmful bacteria that can be found in home soft goods and personal protective equipment.
“Albertans are guaranteed to receive the restoration industry’s most efficient and cost-effective professional methods of cleaning valuable goods and equipment through a patented, multiple-step process of washing, sanitizing, and finishing,” continued Mr. Grant.
The multi-step process does not use potentially harmful ozone gases or environmentally hazardous dry cleaning chemicals. A patented, four-step washing process forces detergents and disinfectants into foam and fabrics while killing and removing fungus, bacteria, mold and germs that can cause odors and infections in hard and soft goods such as plastic, leather, open and closed foams, rubber and textiles.
There are 22 Esporta Certified Operators in Alberta servicing Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Ft. McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Sexsmith, and St.Albert and all neighboring communities. To request restoration services or to learn about the certified location nearest you, visit www.restoredontreplace.com or call 800-881-7781 ext 104.
Esporta Certified Operators provide emergency services for properties that have been damaged by water, mold, fire or vandalism. Esporta Certified company owners and technicians are trained in Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration. IICRC is a non-profit certifying body which includes expertise in the flooring inspection, floor covering, fabric cleaning, and disaster restoration industry of fire and water.