In addition to absorbing smoke and body odors, your turnout gear harbors bacteria and other contaminants that can be absorbed into the body through the skin. Medical studies have shown that firefighters who are exposed over time to the chemicals, toxins, and carcinogens that are part of their daily lives have a cancer rate twice that of the general population.
In addition, if gear is not properly cleaned, thick layers of potentially flammable materials and hydrocarbons can build up on the outer surface of the equipment, placing you in danger of having your protective gear ignited while fighting a fire.
Proper cleaning and sanitation of turnout gear eliminates contamination, protects you, and keeps your gear in service longer. Our cleaning system meets or exceeds all OSHA and NFPA 1851 guidelines. In most cases, we have the ability to restore your gear to like-new condition after it has been contaminated, eliminating the need for condemnation and costly gear replacement. In addition, our process is endorsed by leading equipment manufacturers, as well as the NFPA.
GearClean utilizes the Esporta Wash System, which is clinically proven to kill contaminants and ensure the highest level of hygiene and safety. Independent lab testing has demonstrated that our patented process kills 99.9997% of the harmful bacteria that can be found in your equipment.
The water-based, multi-step process uses no dangerous ozone gases or environmentally hazardous dry cleaning chemicals. Instead, the patented, four-step washing process forces detergents and disinfectants deep into the foam/fabrics of your equipment, killing and removing the bacteria and germs that cause odors and dangerous infections.