DisasterCare Northern Ireland, based in Banbridge, Co. Down, held an open day recently to launch the new, patented DC4000 Wash System which provides massive environmental benefits over previous restoration and cleaning techniques.
DisasterCare Platinum is a national provider of Fire and Flood Restoration services for a wide range of insurance providers, in addition to commercial and industrial businesses. They have contracts in place with many of the top UK insurers to restore their homes following an incident, alongside many local businesses. They have 27 fully owned and operated branches strategically covering the UK. DisasterCare Northern Ireland have been serving their local community for over 4 years and have developed an enviable client list of Insurers and Loss Adjusters.
The Open Day was attended by many clients and the guest of honour was Alderman Glenn Barr, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough.
In addition to the launch of the recently purchased DC 4000 wash system, the guests were also given practical demonstrations on many other restoration techniques, including injection drying, which concentrates drying methodology directly into the affected areas, thereby reducing time and costs to the insurance companies. Leak Detection was also demonstrated, with the use of Thermal Imaging Cameras and Acoustic Listening devices which pinpoint the exact location of hidden leaks, minimising excavation work and again, saving insurers and homeowners costs and disruption to their home or business premises.
Several other cleaning techniques were demonstrated providing a great insight into the damage that water, soot and smoke residue can cause to a home and its contents, alongside DisasterCare’s cleaning systems and techniques.
Throughout the DisasterCare Group, environmental impact, with carbon emissions, reducing landfill, restoring rather that replacing, reductions in water and plastic usage are all a major consideration when reviewing the options for the restoration process.
With an ethos of always restoring contents rather than replacing them wherever possible, the unique and patented DC4000 Wash System, alongside skilled and professional furniture restorers is now restoring 96% of contents damaged in fire, flood, or other incidents. This equates to a saving of £6537 per claim for the insurer. It also adds value for the policy holder where sentimental and unique contents, some of which are irreplaceable, can be saved and returned as good as new.
Since the introduction of the DC4000 wash programme across 12 branches in the UK since 2017, DisasterCare have evidenced a saving of 1.5 BILLION litres of water – enough for 610,953 adults for three years. Some 588,325 items of home contents have been restored, reducing landfill dramatically and has saved 4,318 kg of CO2 from polluting the environment – equivalent to taking 939 passengers cars off the road for a year.
David Gamble and Stephen McMenemy are Directors of the business and were delighted with the opportunity to showcase their services to their clients and the Lord Mayor.
David commented: – “It’s certainly the way we must move forward in our industry. We are delivering value, consistency and quality for all our customers, while ensuring we provide tangible corporate responsibility values. This investment is doing just that by improving our efficiency and the cost and environmental savings speak for themselves.”
Lord Mayor, Alderman Glenn Barr added: – “It’s great to see local businesses serving their community with enthusiasm and dedication to sustainable business practices such as DisasterCare provide. It was very enlightening to see how successfully water and fire damaged property and contents can be restored”
Photos – Top row, left to right. David Gamble (left) and Stephen McMenemy (right), with Lord Mayor, Alderman Glenn Barr. The Lord Mayor and other guests being provided with practical demonstrations. ATP testing – which evidences the cleanliness of any surface or contents item. Bottom row, left to right – Further ATP Testing demonstration, the Vacuum Drying process demonstration station, and a pair of high value pumps, one before the other after DisasterCare Northern Ireland had applied their cleaning expertise.