If you’re a high-volume importer of garments, mold and mildew can make for an unfortunate surprise when goods arrive at U.S. ports or distribution centers from overseas. When you find yourself in this predicament, you could be looking at a potential loss of millions of dollars in loss of product and, significant supply chain interruptions.
The good news is that if you notice mold, mildew or even fugitive dye migration as a result of wet apparel product, it’s often possible to remove it. At QCI, we can perform the services necessary to rework and restore the product to first quality condition. We specialize in high-volume mold & mildew cleaning projects. In fact, we typically process millions of garments with mold-related issues every year.
Every shipment has its own unique set of challenges and result driven process to be determined upon arrival at one of our facilities. In the case of mold and mildew, if wet merchandise is not examined and addressed quickly, development of “organic growth” or mold can leave remnant stains and unpleasant odors on your apparel. Further, fabric dyes and ink from hang tangs can migrate or bleed onto other fabrics bringing additional issues to address. Fortunately, QCI specializes in high-volume mold remediation and fugitive dye situations too. Our service approach to each project will generally consist of a project evaluation, a cleaning and treatment process and utilization of best practices in the repackaging phase.
Evaluation: We begin by examining the shipment to determine the best technique suitable for its unique needs.
Cleaning and treatment: A variety of specialized antimicrobial laundering services may be considered to thoroughly restore the affected garments and will consist of laundering, spot cleaning or ozone treatment to remove the physical mold and its accompanying odor.
Repackaging: Your restored garments will receive new hang tags, tickets, and poly bags to represent a factory fresh new product, “floor-ready” for sale.
Besides our proven process for removing mold from apparel, there are many other excellent reasons for choosing QCI. With convenient East Coast and West Coast locations, we can provide fast, reliable service throughout the United States. You can also take advantage of our per-unit discount on high-volume orders to make your project even more affordable. We’ll do everything possible to complete your time-sensitive mold and mildew remediation job on time, within your budget and with an exceptional level of quality and craftsmanship.
Don’t let the presence of mold and mildew on imported garments ruin a shipment and create the need for a costly replacement. Contact the mold remediation professionals at Quality Corrections and Inspections for a free, no-obligation project analysis right away.
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