The north east has been ravaged by hurricane Sandy and millions are struggling for answers. How can you get back to living a normal life again? Where can you start? Clothing is one of the first things that can be bagged up and cleaned.
Water damaged clothes usually have a mildew odor. Floods create perfect conditions for the multiplication of bacteria. Any textile that spends days in a damp, dark, contaminated, stagnant area will develope odors that are difficult to remove. Staining and discoloration caused by bacteria, mold and mildew add to the task.
Many will be sending out clothing to be professionally cleaned by a restoration companies. There are professional companies like http://www.crdn.com that can help in times of emergencies. Companies like CRDN are typically used by insurance and restoration companies but homeowners can use them also. Dry cleaners are typically equipped to deal with minor contamination of formal wear.
Almost everyone knows that a 1:10 ratio to water or 10% bleach in water solution is commonly used to temporarily clean and disinfect hard surface. Bleach can also used to brighten up some of your white cotton clothing. We would not recommend using it on colored clothing or high performance textiles. In fact you can cause further damage to your favorite clothes if not cleaned properly.
If the water intrusion created smelly clothing and you do not feel you need a professional, use products like OdorBalance® LaundryPro. LaundryPro is a premium long lasting odor-combating detergent used to restore clothing back to pre loss condition. LaundryPro removes the smells, stains and discoloration typically associated with bacteria, mold and mildew.
If you have been affected by Sandy and are in need of a premium odor eliminating detergent, like us on https://www.facebook.com/OdorBalance and send us a picture of what you need to clean. We would like to help. We will send you some LaundryPro™ to assist in restoring your damaged clothing .**
**limited supplies available. Offer ends 11-16-2012