What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?

What is ultrasonic cleaning? A high-tech method of cleaning employed by out teams. Learn what can be cleaned and how ultrasonic cleaners work.

Ultrasonic cleaning is a way to clean items that are intricate, delicate or that can’t be cleaned using traditional methods. For instance, if your home were to be impacted by a fire or flood, ultrasonic cleaning could clean items such as blinds, lighting fixtures, kitchen appliances and other items that require non-traditional cleaning methods to return them to their original condition.

Read on to learn more about what ultrasonic cleaning is, how an ultrasonic cleaner works and what you can clean in an ultrasonic cleaner.

How Does an Ultrasonic Cleaner Work?

An ultrasonic cleaner uses ultra-high frequency sound waves to agitate water or a cleaning solution. Ultrasonic cleaners are metal and normally rectangular in shape. These cleaners can range in sizes that can fit on your kitchen counter to larger than a grill. Smaller ultrasonic cleaners normally have removeable baskets, but all cleaners have dials that control the frequency of the cleaning.

These high frequency waves can perform intense cleaning that delivers results that many normal types of cleaning simply can’t. Due to the creation of millions of microscopic bubbles, it’s easy and fast to remove dirt, grime, debris, smoke and soot from the hardest-to-reach crevices.

What Can You Clean in An Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Ultrasonic cleaners are most often used to clean items that are intricate, delicate or otherwise can't be cleaned using traditional methods. Here are some examples of household and personal items that can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner by your local Rainbow International pros:

  • Window blinds
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Golf clubs 
  • Jewelry or other precious metals and stones
  • Children’s toys

A Closer Look at Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning is beneficial after many kinds of damage, including: 

  1. House Fire

Removing soot and smoke residue can be especially difficult to do, but ultrasonic cleaning safely removes the smell and grime from your damaged household items. This includes items made of metal, plastic, glass, and more. (If you’ve just experienced a house fire, here are some tips from our Rainbow International team about what to do next.)

  1. House Flooding

Flooding causes mold in as little as two days. Ultrasonic cleaning can be used on the water-damaged household items mentioned above to ensure the full removal of mold.

  1. Dirt & Grime Removal

If you have household items and personal belongings that have deep-embedded dirt and grime from a home disaster, ultrasonic cleaning has the ability to fully remove it quickly without elbow grease and long hours of scrubbing by hand.

What Are the Benefits of Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Since ultrasonic cleaning is done with just water, or a water-based detergent alone, it’s gentle on your property. Ultimately, ultrasonic cleaning is safe, environmentally conscious and less abrasive than other types of cleaning.

Choose Rainbow International for Disaster Restoration Services

The professional technicians at your local Rainbow International are ready with ultrasonic cleaning services you can trust. Had a flood or fire? Discovered water damage? Don’t wait. Our teams are on standby 24/7 to help you recover from any disaster. Request an appointment online or call (855) 724-6269 to get started today.

Discovered flooding in your home? Act fast. Check out these tips from Mr. Rooter. Like Rainbow International, Mr. Rooter® is a part of the Neighborly® community of trusted home service brands.