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.
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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.”


And Now, A Word From a Super Successful Morantz Client…


MyHouseCleaningBizI am fortunate to be in a business where I have the opportunity to watch our clients’ businesses grow. Sometimes its their Ultrasonic business that takes off, and sometimes Ultrasonics is a launching pad to propel them in another direction.

The latter is true of Steve Hanson who I reconnected with at a recent tradeshow. When we first met Steve (and when he purchased our equipment), he was the owner/operator of  a janitorial company in Boise, Idaho. Now Steve operates The Janitorial and, both of which are on-line stores with a personal touch. For those with questions about running a successful cleaning business, Steve can provide the answers. Much like how Morantz provides training for the Ultrasonic business, Steve will train members in developing systems, reviewing bidding and estimating, discussing hiring employees, advice on sales and marketing (and more) for the Janitorial and House Cleaning businesses.

Steve recently told me that his Morantz Ultrasonics equipment was a huge asset to his janitorial company and believes it would be an asset for his clients as well. He then asked to interview me so that his members could learn more about the technology and the potential profits. I was happy for the opportunity, and if you are a member of the Janitorial Store, you can find this interview at:

Steve has also written the following article about Ultrasonic Cleaning to share with his members:

Ultrasonic Cleaning: High-Tech Cleaning Services
By Steve Hanson

Are you looking for innovative ways to increase your services and your profit margins? Ultrasonic cleaning services can be a way for your cleaning business to add another income stream that can be highly lucrative.

How does ultrasonic cleaning work?

Cleaning a monitorThe item being cleaned is immersed in an ultrasonic tank filled with water and a small amount of cleaning agent, and then agitated with high frequency sound for a brief time. The item is then rinsed in another tank filled with water and a small amount of rinse-agent, and then dried.

The underlying process is the creation of microscopic bubbles in the liquid. Agitation causes these bubbles to collapse with great force. This force produces shock waves up to 20,000 pounds per square inch. These waves then loosen and displace soil from the item being cleaned – this is called cavitation. Some of the advantages of ultrasonic cleaning include:

  • Use of state of the art technology.
  • Surfaces and cavities are cleaned without scratching, brushing or scraping.
  • Oddly shaped and complex objects with tiny crevices and holes can be completely cleaned.
  • It takes very short time for cleaning, normally just a few seconds to clean objects such as mini-blinds.
  • The process is simple and uses fewer chemicals than in conventional cleaning.
  • Cleaning is automated making it more efficient than the traditional tedious form of manual cleaning.

The types of items that can be cleaned with ultrasonic technology are almost limitless:

  • Window blinds
  • Fire restoration, mold restoration and disaster recovery contents
  • Electronics
  • Plastic and silk plants
  • Patio furniture
  • Light Diffusers

Cleaning electronic equipment has always been time-consuming and cumbersome. When using ultrasonics to clean electronics, the process becomes efficient and can be very profitable for your cleaning business. However, there is a lot of confusion about how the process affects electronic equipment.

Many people believe that electronic equipment cannot be placed in water. While it’s true that you should never place electronic devices into water that are still plugged in, use of the proper solution to clean and proper drying techniques allows items to be cleaned and restored using ultrasonics. With the proper equipment and training, there is no damage to electronics being submerged in water (Click here to learn more).

Many people also believe that ultrasonics will loosen solder joints and the item will not work properly. This thought is based on the theory that ultrasonics shakes off debris with vibrations. The cleaning process is called cavitation, which forms and collapses tiny bubbles – a safe and effective cleaning method.

Some people don’t believe the ultrasonic cleaning process works. This is usually due to a lack of understanding of how the process. Plus many people have never experienced the results firsthand. If you invest in the proper equipment and perform the process correctly, ultrasonic cleaning is not only effective, but actually reduces cleaning time and save tons on labor costs.

Ultrasonics is not just for cleaning small items such as jewelry. Ultrasonics can clean and restore items such as window blinds, light diffusers, small electric appliances, silk plants, and much more. Just think of all the homes and office buildings with mini-blinds and silk plants. The possibilities are endless for your cleaning business.

Adding ultrasonic cleaning services to your cleaning business should not be entered into lightly, as there is a large investment in equipment and training. However with proper training and an effective marketing plan, ultrasonic cleaning can not only be another service you provide to your clients, but a great added income stream for your cleaning business.

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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.