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The Dangers of Cross-Contamination in Restoration

Many people are aware of the dangers of cross-contamination when it comes to their food. For instance, if you are allergic to peanuts, depending on the severity of the allergy, it can become life-threatening to even eat in the same restaurant where peanuts are used. Because of this, you may take extra precautions and eat at home more frequently, ask your server questions when you go out to eat, and always practice extreme caution when eating food you did not prepare. 

You understand the dangers of cross-contamination and would do whatever it takes not to put yourself in harm’s way. So, why isn’t this same standard of care and caution used when it comes to cross-contamination in our homes?

Cross-contamination is defined as “the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect.” These bacteria and microorganisms can be transferred by touching surfaces or even through the air. 

Consider how important it is then when you have air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and air movers brought into your home or business that every piece of equipment is decontaminated and not bringing in any bacteria, bio-hazard materials or microbial growth from previous job sites. 

“When we bring a piece of equipment into your home or business, it is new. That piece of equipment never goes from one job site to the next— it always goes from a job site back to our headquarters to be cleaned with a botanical disinfectant, reassembled, tested and then put back on our trucks ready for supply,” Houston Summers, partner at Sasser Restoration said.

Sasser Restoration’s North Carolina headquarters is equipped with industry-leading cleaning equipment, rooms with negative air pressure, industrial washing machines, and team members who are dedicated to cleaning every piece of equipment and making it as good as new. In fact, after the equipment is thoroughly cleaned, it is wrapped in industrial saran wrap so that it will arrive at the next job site completely clean. 

Summers goes on to explain that the steps Sassert takes to properly decontaminate equipment “is something that very very few restoration companies do but it’s the small things that Sasser does to go the extra mile to ensure that there is no cross-contamination, no funny smells, and our clients are getting the best and the cleanest equipment in the industry bar none.”

When dealing with fire, water, mold and biohazard restoration services, it’s crucial to prevent cross-contamination in every way possible. Sasser Restoration has processes and protocols in place so that no cross-contamination occurs. If you want to rest easy knowing that your home is safe and that the equipment being brought into your home is clean, call Sasser Restoration for all of your restoration needs.