Expert Response Restoration builds new Contents Cleaning Facility featuring the Morantz M-115 Ultrasonic Cleaner

We recently spent a great couple days of Contents Training with the Petruccis at their new Contents Cleaning facility. A fun time for one and all! Check out the pictures below.

Craig and Christine Petrucci, Owners.
Craig and Christine Petrucci (Owners).
Prewash, Ultrasonic wash, Rinse stations
Prewash, Ultrasonic Wash & Rinse Stations.
(Click to enlarge)
The Morantz M-115 utizes a pneumatic lift and sectioned basket to make cleaning multiple objects easy and quick.
The Morantz M-115 utizes a pneumatic lift and sectioned basket to make cleaning multiple objects quick and easy.
Petrucci Drying Keyboards.
Rinsing Electronics with De-Ionized Water.
Rinsing Electronics with De-Ionized Water.
Drying electronics in the Morantz Drye-Rite.
Drying electronics in the Morantz Drye-Rite.

Great day of training with Joe Pelli and staff of Servpro of Stamford.

Joe Pelli of Servpro of Stamford, March 28, 2013.
Joe Pelli of Servpro of Stamford, CT

Joe Pelli, Owner of Servpro of Stamford with his new Morantz Z-97 Ultrasonic Cleaning System.

Morantz Certified Trainers are available to visit your site and train your entire staff.  Training can also include an open house for adjusters and other business owners who will be interested to learn more about your new cleaning capabilities.

For more information about the z-97 or for training, please call us at 215.969.0266, or submit the form to the right. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rainbow International Uses Morantz Ultrasonics to Salvage 95% of Figurines After Fire

Ultrasonic Cleaner Central to Figurine Restoration: A Case Study

By Mandi Clark

As Seen in Clean, Restore, Connect
Microwave ovens are modern conveniences we take for granted, but unfortunately, as one homeowner from Western New York recently found out, they can be very dangerous.

Rainbow International of Monroe County was called in after a woman’s home was badly burned when her microwave burst into flames and set fire to her kitchen. Smoke and soot had blanketed the interior of the 4,000 square-foot home along with thousands of figurines and dolls that the homeowner had collected.

Picture from site inspection. (Click to Enlarge)
Picture from site inspection.

According to franchise owner Bob Cobb, the homeowner had been collecting these dolls for many years and the fire damage caused her much distress.

The entire first floor of the home was gutted and the second floor had ceilings that had to come down. The rest of the home was cleaned and painted, and the dolls and figurines were meticulously cleaned primarily using a process called ultrasonics.

95% of figurines were able to be salvaged.

With ultrasonics, an ultrasonic washer is used as a cleaning device. The washer uses high-frequency sound waves to agitate in a liquid. Cavitation bubbles induced by the agitation act on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, glass and, in this case, ceramics. The equipment effectively penetrates holes, cracks and recesses for the ultimate clean and causes no damage.

Wizard of Oz figurine collection cleaned with the Morantz Ultrasonics M-115 "Mighty One"
Wizard of Oz figurine collection cleaned with the Morantz Ultrasonics M-115 “Mighty One”

“Normally contents to be cleaned are packed out to a cleaning facility, but our four-man crew cleaned for four weeks inside the home,” added Cobb. “A no pack-out strategy was used in this situation because it reduced packing material costs and, more importantly, lessened the chance of damage to the figurines and dolls.”

With an ultrasonic cleaner, five to 20 items can be cleaned in three to four minutes, versus cleaning by hand, which can take three to five minutes per item. Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean many different types of objects including jewelry, optical lenses, watches, dental instruments and electronic equipment.

“The heat from the fire had unfortunately cracked some of the figurines, but we were able to save 95% of them,” said Cobb. “The homeowner was very pleased with the results and with the successful cleaning and deodorization of her home.”


Unusual Things We’ve Cleaned

Deer HeadI am fortunate to work with many companies throughout the restoration, medical and cleaning industries. Each company has its own unique cleaning challenges. Some, however, are downright strange…but true. From time to time I like to post these items that make you go, “Really?”

I was recently training a restoration group in Wisconsin and the first item they brought out for test cleaning was a stuffed and mounted deer head. They asked “Can we clean it with Ultrasonics?”  “Of course”, I replied and here’s a photo of it on the M-115 “Mighty One.”

The soot that was removed was considerable; you could really see a difference in both the body and the antlers. After it was cleaned, it was then dried with a Heated Blow Dry Gun and returned to a happy owner.

Why I Named My Machine, “Money”

100 dollars_smThe other day, I was on the phone with one of our clients in Italy. He told me he just renamed the Baby Blind Cleaning Machine that he recently purchased from us. Now he calls it “Money” because it has not stopped making him money. Here are the reasons why:

  • Blinds have sold steadily over the past 20 years, and only continue to grow in popularity.
  • In most countries, window blinds have overtaken curtains as the preferred window covering.
  • Blinds have become more ornate, and at the same time, a well made blind is now both beautiful and expensive. Accordingly, the owners who spend thousands of dollars on new blinds are looking to protect their investment by maintaining them properly.
  • The problem with blinds is that they cannot be cleaned effectively with traditional scrubbing methods. Dusting moves dirt from side to side but rarely removes it. Then static electricity is created and more dust is attracted.
  • Cleaning in the bathtub or hosing down the blind in the backyard creates it’s own challenges, among which are scratching, bending and pitting if the blind. Not to mention even if you get the top dirt off you cannot get the cords, ladders and tapes clean.
  • Ultrasonics solves all of those problems, and it makes me money.

So if you have not already checked out Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning as a niche market service; one that is both easy and profitable, give us a call. We’ll be happy to show you how you can make money cleaning blinds.