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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.

What is Lead Paint Abatement?

In our last couple of articles, we’ve talked about some of the services we offer at Encompass Environmental (you can check out those blog posts here and here). This week, we’d like to keep talking about the things we do for our community. We think it’s important that you understand all of the services we provide and why they matter. It’s our goal to make these articles as informative as we can so that you can make the right decisions. Giving you information about our services and the reason we provide them is one way of helping you understand just how important things like asbestos abatement can be for you and your family. That’s why today we’re going to answer a common question: What is lead paint abatement? It’s one of the most important services we offer, and it might be a more common problem than you think.

What is Lead Paint?

Though many people have heard about the dangers of lead paint, many of them don’t know what exactly lead paint is and what makes it so dangerous. Lead paint is exactly what it sounds like: paint that contains lead, a highly toxic metal that can cause a variety of health problems. Before 1950, many houses used lead-based paint—and even until 1978, people continued to use it to paint houses. But lead has many serious side effects (more on that later). That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency issued laws to prevent contamination from lead-based paint in 2010. Fortunately, lead paint is fairly easy to detect in a home. It only takes simple tests to check whether your home has lead paint. And because of the risks that come with living with lead paint, it’s important to have your property tested.

So why did people use lead paint in the first place if it’s so dangerous? Many different paints actually relied on lead for their color. Paint colors like white and yellow were especially easy to make with lead. In fact, people used “white lead” to paint the interior surfaces of their homes for a long time. But color wasn’t the only reason that people used lead-based paint. Lead also improves the opacity of paint. This means that you can spread the paint out more without being able to see the wall through it. Essentially, this meant that you could use less paint to cover a larger area, which made lead-based paint more efficient. Some types of lead paint were also insoluble in water, which made them water-resistant. Additionally, lead helped combat the acidic properties found in the oils in paint, which made it last longer without cracking.

So What Makes it Dangerous?

Unfortunately, despite its utility, lead is extremely toxic. This is one of the reasons why answering the question “What is lead paint abatement?” is so important. If people don’t realize that it’s a problem, they may not get their home decontaminated and may suffer the side effects of exposure to lead paint. While it’s not dangerous in paint form, when you ingest lead or inhale it through dust, it’s extremely harmful. So if you have lead paint in your home and some of it flakes, it can release lead paint dust into the air. But the biggest problem with lead paint is its effect on children. Small children, who have a tendency to put things in their mouths or bring their hands up to their mouths, are more easily affected by lead paint.

But though children are the most vulnerable, adults can also suffer the effects of lead poisoning. Some of the side effects of exposure to lead in children include kidney damage, brain damage, slowed growth, headaches, and bone marrow problems. As you can see, these are extremely worrisome side effects. In adults, inhalation and ingestion of lead paint can cause symptoms like anemia, kidney damage, high blood pressure, and loss of both vision and hearing. The longer you have lead paint in your home, the more likely it is to flake and cause damage to the people living there, which is why it’s so important to have it tested and removed as soon as possible. If you’re planning on renovating your house, you should also make sure to get it tested—the renovation process can kick a lot of lead paint dust into the air.

What is Lead Paint Abatement?

So who should get lead paint abatement? If you live in a house built before 1978, you should probably test your house for lead paint. Though not every home built at that time used lead paint, the odds get better that your house has lead paint in it the older it is. But there’s no need to panic if you find out that there’s lead paint in your home. Companies like Encompass Environmental offer lead paint abatement. In this process, we perform a risk assessment that consists of an on-site investigation. In this assessment, we determine the presence, location, type, and severity of lead-based paint in your home. We do this so that we can ensure that we use the safest and most thorough process to get rid of the lead paint in your home. Still wondering “What is lead paint abatement?” We recommend checking out this article here.

At Encompass Environmental, our mission is to provide Grand Junction the best quality restoration services. Whether you think your house might be contaminated with meth or your contractor has found out that there’s asbestos in your home, we can help. Our services help make Grand Junction a safer place; the less people have to deal with things like lead paint, the safer our community becomes. Our goal is to make sure that you learn something new every time you visit our blog. It’s important for us to share what we know about our industry, and our staff has years of experience. Ultimately, this means they get the job done right, no matter what it is. So if you think your house might be contaminated—whether it’s with meth, asbestos, or lead paint—be sure to get in touch.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Meth Decontamination Grand Junction

In our last article, we talked about one of the most important services that we provide: asbestos abatement. (If you’re interested in learning about asbestos abatement and why it’s so important, be sure to check out our blog post here.) In this article, we’re going to discuss another one of our important services, and one that’s probably more common than you expect. Encompass Environmental provides meth decontamination services.

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