Disaster Recovery Treatment
Flood Damage Salvage and Reclamation Information
How to Restore and Preserve water damaged items with StrongArm Brand
StrongArmBrand was used after
Hurricane Katrina and in Prairie floods by private, commercial and
ministry flood cleanup efforts. An entire collection of 1960's Harley
Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycles and Vintage Honda's that were
submerged for three weeks were fully restored after being removed from
the hurricane flooded area in Louisiana.
There's no need to discard submerged appliances personal possessions and collectibles.
Valuable possessions like Motorcycles, Cars, Bicycles, Guns, Knives,
Antiques, cultural & Historic Collectibles and Heirlooms can be
restored and put back to into service with StrongArm Sprays Brand.
Procedure for reclaiming flooded possessions:
• FIRST >
There is a toxic residue on the surfaces containing combinations of
chemicals and debris in filthy floodwater from fertilizer, bacteria
from sewerage, manure and drowned animals that must be properly washed
and removed with this simple process..
1) Wash items with a flush of fresh water that has a
tablespoon or capful of chlorine bleach and a teaspoon of dawn dish
washing liquid per FIVE gallon pail of water.
2) Spray items with Lysol or similar disinfectant which are also available in the dollar stores or Wal Mart.
3) Rinse with plain fresh water or clean rainwater if fresh water is not yet available.
4) Dry items in the open sun on dry cardboard. The UV rays of the sun will also kill bacteria.
5) Apply a small amount of StrongArm Brand onto the surface and wipe
over the surface with a small piece of rag made into an applicator. A 3
inch piece of old cotton under shirt folded twice into a small inch
wide surface will work perfectly.
After cleaning off toxic residue as outlined above, proceed as follows on these different types of materials..
StrongArm Sprays Brand provides Safe, Non Destructive Corrosion and
Rust Removal and Reclamation. It is designed to be environmentally
friendly in a variety of ways. See additional details below and on the
• Flooded Vehicles: Immediately Remove the Battery, wash
residue from fuse panels and wiring, computer connections and circuit
boards as described above and blow dry with compressed air. Spray
Strong Arm onto ALL
electrical connections throughout the vehicle and over the entire
engine compartment. Allow it to remain on the surfaces. Spray brake
calipers and pistons, pads and drums. It will not hurt these items.
Spray all fittings and Lubricate all moving parts: Doors windows,
locks, etc. The Vehicle can now be restarted after fluids are flushed
from drive train and renewed. Allow Seats and carpets to dry from
washing out. Remove as possible and set into open sun. Apply StrongArm
onto ALL the metal surfaces and electrical connections inside the
vehicle before re installing carpeting, dashboards and seats. Treat
washed vinyl dashboards and seats. Lubricate all adjustment sliders and
motors with StrongArm. The vehicle will now be waterproofed and will remain 100% corrosion resistant for the next 5 years in daily usage. Additional Info is Here
• Appliances: Washing Machines, Stoves, Boilers, etc. Clean
as outlined above. If you do not know anything about connecting
appliances or how to disassemble the appliance to clean and treat the
inside and reassemble it, then refer the job to a qualified appliance
repair technician for completion of the cleanup. Be sure all residue is
removed and flushed out of motors and wiring. Allow Appliance to sit
out doors and dry. Spray StrongArm into Motors and onto wiring. Wipe
over surfaces. On gas fired furnaces, lines will have to be blown out
with compressed air. Test washing machines and dryers out doors on an
extension cord before reconnecting inside.
• Rusting Chrome Metal: Wet Surface with StrongArm and
Brush lightly with Bristle Brush - wire, brass or nylon will work, Wipe
surface with a dry rag. The chrome will be restored with NO Scratching
of the surface. The surface will also now be waterproofed and preserved
against any future dampness or flooding for up to a decade in storage. DO NOT
use Scotchbrite scour pads on metal finishes, especially industrial
kind used on body work, which contain diamond dust. They will scratch
the finish into a dull frosted surface. Additional Info is HERE.
• Brass and Copper: Apply
StrongArm and allow to sit for several minutes. Buff with a clean
cotton or denim cloth and the surface patina will return to a normal
shiny finish and surfaces will remain protected.
• Silver Surfaces: Apply a
drop of StrongArm onto the surface after drying and wipe with a small
cotton cloth. Oxidation will be removed and the surface of the silver
will remain protected for up to a decade in storage. Additional Info is
• Aluminum: Apply
StrongArm onto the surface and allow it to remain. IF the aluminum is
oxidized with a white powdery finish, brush it lightly with a bristle
brush. Wipe with cotton rags. The surface will be restored and will
remain protected for up to a decade in storage and for several years in
• StrongArm is designed to be SAFE. It is non destructive to surfaces.
No problem with cooking utensels and cast iron pans. Wash with dish
washing liquid and scouring powder prior to reuse, treat seasoned iron
pans with a fresh coating of olive oil and put away until next use.ß
IF you are in the areas where the flood water is still coming your way and not hit you yet - THIS information is for you...
PREPARATIONS TREATMENT FOR POSSIONS:
BUILDINGS - MATERIALS EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS.
IF you have TIME - a day or so untill the water gets there then WASTE NO TIME !!!
YOU WILL HAVE TO GET OUT IN A HURRY
Preparing for the flood as it moves downstream from the areas effected: Disconnect power
from buildings and basements. Spray StrongArm Brand into wiring sockets
and breaker boxes. Remove all furniture and possessions to top floors
of buildings. Apply StrongArm Brand into ALL hinges and locks and metal
surfaces which remain. This will protect them from corrosion from
submersion under water for up to a year or more.
Garages, Machinery sheds and and outdoor appliances:
Mechanics; Wipe down all Tools, vices, drills with a rag pad that has
StrongArm on it. Spray Tool Boxs drawer slides and tools, bolts, nuts
and hardware that's in drawers. These items will NOT rust from flood
submersion which will occur when flood waters rise into the area.
Note: IF you do not know
anything about machinery repair and operation - vehicles and
appliances - then absolutely DO NOT even fool with anything that will
plug into the
electrical lines yourself. Wash off residue as described above and keep
machinery put away until service personnel can be scheduled to arrive
and perform service. Proper and Extreme safety procedures are
required when working with mechanical motors, engines and connecting to
power and circuit breaker utility lines. Provide this StrongArm Brand
qualified mechanics and service personnel.
StrongArm Sprays Brand is designed to be safe.
The residual compounds which remain on surfaces treated with StrongArm
Sprays are food grade. It will not hurt your hands or any surfaces it's
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This is a permanent Official PSA page
and can be linked to by all Journalists, Government, Press &
Broadcast Media as well as Historic Preservation Sites.
Press Release is located HERE
Flood effected areas throughout the
Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas down to Louisiana will
benefit from this information. Please publish links to this page in
print and broadcast media and email this information to Public Access
Outlets, such as Libraries, Municipalities, Industrial Operations in
the effected areas.
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