Fire department equipment including individual face pieces, flame resistant straps, cylinder valves, and nozzles collect dirt, grime, and other residue. They require the unsurpassed cleaning power of ultrasonics, recognized by major mask manufacturers as the accepted method of SCBA cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning offers the most thorough cleaning method available prior to the disinfection process—a significant benefit to departments that share SCBA equipment.
According to a recent report, OSHA requires the cleaning and disinfection of all face masks used in the SCBA arena. One of the most important rules in any procedure is to first clean all surfaces, then disinfect. Ultrasonic cleaning reaches both interior and exterior surfaces, areas manual cleaning can’t.