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Contents Cleaning and Restoration

For those of you that didn’t know already, Encompass actually runs two different businesses—Encompass Environmental and Encompass Contents. (You can find a link to the Encompass Contents website here.) Encompass Contents provides the Western Slope with an important service: contents cleaning. But oftentimes, people don’t know what exactly contents cleaning is. Explaining our industry so that everyone can understand it has always been one of our goals—in fact, it’s one of the reasons that we started this blog. That’s why we’ve given you information about things like our hoarding clean up services and meth decontamination in Grand Junction. Contents cleaning is an important service that can come into play in these kinds of clean up and many more. Contents cleaning and restoration is involved in everything from flood clean up to fire damage clean up, which is why it’s so important for us to talk about.

What is Contents Cleaning?

It’s important to define what we mean by contents before we talk about how we clean them. Generally, we classify objects into two categories; hard contents and soft contents. Soft contents are pretty much exactly what they sound like. They include things like clothing, fabrics, and upholstered items. Hard contents, on the other hand, include things like solid surfaces and wood. The distinction between these two kinds of contents is important because you have to clean them in different ways. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as taking all of your damaged contents and throwing them in a washing machine. Restoring your contents to the way they were before a disaster is a complex process that requires the best possible technologies. But now that we’ve talked a little bit about the difference between hard and soft contents, let’s discuss what contents cleaning is.

Contents cleaning is the process of removing stains and contamination from your hard and soft contents. After a fire, for example, your walls or furniture might be stained with smoke. We provide hard contents cleaning services to get rid of this kind of damage. If there’s a sewage leak and some of your clothes get contaminated with it, we provide soft contents cleaning to make sure that they get back to you as good as new. Disasters like fires often leave behind ugly reminders. These can include stains on your walls or horrible odors that refuse to go away. That’s why our contents cleaning process takes care of both. We don’t just focus on making sure everything looks good; it’s our goal to make sure everything gets back to normal. This means making sure your items have no trace of any odors, such as those of smoke, sewage, and more.

Our Contents Cleaning and Restoration Technologies

For soft contents, our Esporta wash system is the best way to remove stains and contamination. This wash system is the most effective and advanced soft contents cleaner available. Whether your clothes or other soft contents have been contaminated with mold, sewage, smoke, blood, or just about anything else, our Esporta wash system can handle it. Unlike many technologies that clean soft contents, the Esporta wash system can handle Category 2 and Category 3 water damage. This means that it can clean dangerous contaminants that other wash systems can’t. In fact, the Esporta wash system can a clean more than 90% of all damaged contents. Many other contents cleaning companies shy away from the worst contaminants or will send your soft contents somewhere else, but Encompass Contents has the technology to clean them in-house. We don’t send your contents anywhere else because we’re capable of cleaning them ourselves.

For hard contents, we use a Fireline ultrasonic cleaner. If, for example, you have important dishware that gets damaged in a fire or a favorite watch that gets contaminated with sewage, our Fireline ultrasonic cleaner can take care of the cleaning process. The ultrasonic cleaning process involves cleaning with water or solvents. The Fireline ultrasonic cleaner uses ultrasound to agitate these fluids, which then are able to better clean your contents than if you were to just scrub the surface with them. This process removes the toughest stains and contaminants from your hard contents. No matter how attached those contaminants are or how deeply they have penetrated into your items, the Fireline ultrasonic cleaner can remove them. By doing so, the Fireline ultrasonic cleaner ensures that there’s no trace of the contaminants left on your hard contents.

Cleaning Electronics

Cleaning electronics is a bit more difficult than cleaning normal hard contents. If you want to save data and make sure that electronics still work after you clean them, you have to be much more careful. Thankfully, Encompass Contents has access to the Fireline ionizer. This technology makes it possible for us to safely and effectively clean electronics without losing your data. Sewage leaks, fires, and other disasters don’t only affect homes, after all. Businesses can stand to lose a lot of important information if a disaster harms their computers and other electronics. This is one of the reasons that having access to cleaners like the Fireline ionizer is so incredibly important for contents cleaning and restoration companies. For more information about our Fireline cleaning technologies, be sure to check out their website here.

At Encompass Contents, we’re proud to have access to the most state-of-the-art technology. In fact, we’re the only company that offers full capability contents cleaning on the Western Slope. This means that we can handle the cleaning that other companies can’t. Whether your home has been damaged by a flood, fire, or more, we can help make sure that you get your items back to the way they were before the disaster. It’s our mission to make sure your life and belongings can return to normal. Contents cleaning and restoration is an important service for any kind of clean up, and we’re proud to be the best at what we do. If you want more information about our contents cleaning capabilities or want to know if we’re able to clean something in particular, be sure to give us a call at (970) 623-0023. We’re always happy to hear from you.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Our Hoarding Clean Up Services

In our last few blog posts, we’ve been giving you overviews of the many important services we provide the Grand Junction community. We’ve talked about asbestos abatement (which you can read about here) and lead paint abatement (which you can read about here), but we have yet to talk about another one of our important services: hoarding clean up. We’ve designed our hoarding clean up services to help in a professional, compassionate way that’s best for everyone involved. Teaching you about the things that we do here at Encompass Environmental is important to us. The clearer we can be, the more you can learn and the easier the restoration process becomes. This blog is another way that we can help the Grand Junction community. We feel that being open and honest and teaching people about our industry is just another part of our commitment to our customers.

What Is Hoarding?

Before we start talking about our hoarding clean up services, it’s important to first talk about what hoarding is. Though many people think they know what hoarding is, there are many misconceptions about it. Some people might think that it just has to do with people who have too much stuff in their homes, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. Hoarding is more than just a person’s choices. It’s a psychological condition that compels people to collect items. This same condition makes it incredibly difficult for people who struggle with it to get rid of these items, no matter how unimportant they might seem. People with hoarding disorder compulsively collect things that other people might not think are very important. They might collect old newspapers, pieces of plastic, and clothes that are worn through or no longer fit.

But even though other people might see these things as worthless, people with hoarding disorder have a hard time getting rid of these items. Because of this, people with hoarding disorder may collect so many items that it can create cramped living conditions. The thought of giving things away or throwing them away is so distressing for some people with hoarding disorder that they are compelled to sacrifice the space around them instead. But that doesn’t mean that having a collection means that you have hoarding disorder. There are varying levels of hoarding disorder, and it only becomes severe when it harms your life. Hoarding disorder becomes severe when it turns into such a problem that it affects your life on a daily basis. For more information about what hoarding disorder is, we recommend taking a look at this article here.

Why Are Hoarding Clean Up Services Important?

Unfortunately, hoarding can lead to many potentially dangerous problems. On top of this, many people with hoarding disorder don’t realize that they have a problem. This can make clean up difficult and all the more important. Oftentimes, hoarding disorder becomes a huge problem, which means that the people who have it collect so many items that it prevents them from using the spaces around them in the way they were intended. For example, someone with hoarding disorder might collect so many items in the kitchen that it becomes impossible to cook there. The same thing can happen with other rooms like the bathroom. And this disorder is more common than you think: on average, it affects 2–5% of the population. This is just another reason why hoarding clean up services are so important.

But hoarding clean up isn’t just as easy as picking things up and throwing them away. The problem with having too much clutter is that animals and bacteria like to make homes in it. In fact, some people with hoarding disorder actually collect large numbers of animals. They often collect so many that they can’t care for them properly. Bacteria, animal feces, and rodents can all cause serious health effects to people with hoarding disorder, even if they don’t realize that anything is wrong. Companies that offer hoarding clean up services—like us—wear the proper protection and bring the right equipment to safely and effectively perform hoarding clean up. Because of everything necessary to stay safe while cleaning up, it’s often impossible for people with hoarding disorder to clean up their houses on their own.

Our Hoarding Clean Up Services

One of the most important aspects of hoarding clean up is having compassion. At Encompass Environmental, we know how to sympathize with and relate to people who have taken possession of their property to a potentially dangerous level. We are never judgmental, and we are always gentle because we know just how complex an issue it can be. First and foremost, we’re there to help. We also recognize that each situation is different. That’s why we take the time to work with people’s individual needs. Our goal is to help people not only in the short term but in the long term. We don’t want to just get in and get out. We do our best to make sure the problem goes away and stays away. Hoarding clean up can be a difficult process, but we’re here to make it a little easier.

At Encompass Environmental, we understand how difficult the restoration process can be. No one wants to go through the time and effort it takes to restore a property, whether it’s through meth decontamination or lead paint removal. But unfortunately, these things happen, and they’re more common than you think. That’s why Encompass Environmental is committed to helping our clients through these tough times. We know the process isn’t easy—it’s one more reason why it’s so important for us to give you as much information as possible. If our blog posts can help you even the tiniest bit, this blog will have done its job. Because they’re difficult to take care of and no one wants to deal with them, people don’t talk about things like hoarding clean up and meth decontamination. Still, we believe that sharing our experience is the best way to help our community.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.