Ultrasonic Cleaning 101: Tips and Tricks
Restoration and Remediation Magazine has a great article we came across in the Contents Corner of the issue: Ultrasonic Cleaning 101.
"Ultrasonic cleaning is a very important part of contents restoration. Not only will ultrasonic cleaning increase your productivity as well as your profitability, it will greatly increase the items you will be able to restore and return to their pre-loss condition.
Without ultrasonic cleaning, there are simply items that would be virtually impossible from which to remove soot and odor.
That being said, there are dangers to using this type of cleaning method as you can damage or break items in the cleaning process. You need to make sure anyone using an ultrasonic machine in your company has been properly trained so they understand the cleaning process and how to operate the equipment.
The basic things that can go wrong will usually involve warping, breakage, cracking, delamination and color loss or bleeding. You can avoid these most of the time by following these simple steps.
It goes without saying any items you plan to use this cleaning method on should be tolerant of water submersion.
Here are some other tips." Read more