New Cleaning Technology Protects Firefighters and Gear

It’s n o secret that firefighters spend a high-percentage of their time cleaning their gear, or that their gear is exposed to numerous toxins and intense smoke in the line of duty. Agaia Inc has introduced Evolve(r) Bunker Gear Laundry the first all-natural cleaning solution available to the firefighting community powerful enough to remove smoke, soot, odors and cancer-causing toxins from expensive bunker gear and engines.

Bunker gear can cost thousands of dollars per set. Until now, firefighters have always washed their safety gear with toxic and caustic chemical based laundry detergents that both weaken fabrics and damage the protect-ants applied to gear to protect fire fighters, reducing the useable life of expensive gear.  Not only is Evolve an all-natural, plant based cleaning technology made with plants, but it is used with cold water, also eliminating the extensive damage done to fabrics when fire crews have to repeatedly wash their gear in hot water.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, hydrocarbon-soiled gear absorbs more radiant heat and is more likely to conduct electricity than clean gear. Heavily soiled gear also is more likely to ignite. Even after washing, smoke and soot deposits of dirty gear can become trapped in fibers, increasing the secondary exposure risk that firefighters will become ill by inhaling, ingesting or absorbing cancer-causing toxins from materials such as petroleum or asbestos, or from communicable diseases from bodily fluids such as blood.

Evolve is proven, lab-tested technology that has been shown to both outperform petrochemicals and eliminate chemical sensitivities. It is VOC free and meets and exceeds NFPA 1851 compliance requirements.

Its engineered at the molecular level to be 10x smaller than traditional chemical soaps, allowing it to fully surround the debris and penetrate fabrics to breakdown contaminates, leaving no residue or irritants behind. The fire department municipalities currently using Evolve in the southeastern U.S. have reported that colors and fluorescent stripes are noticeably brighter and more importantly, odors are eliminated, something other cleaners have not achieved.

Agaia offers a complete Evolve product line for Fire Departments: Evolve Bunker Gear Laundry, Evolve All-Surface, Evolve Window & Glass, Evolve Industrial 203, and Evolve Hard Water & Scale Remover. Evolve Bunker Gear Laundry is available in 1 gallon and 5 gallon pails, along with a 32 oz. Pre-Treat Spray.

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