BIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BELFOR Holdings Inc. (BELFOR), the worldwide leader in property restoration and disaster recovery, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with ViaClean Technologies, a biotech company that develops, manufactures and markets environmentally responsible solutions that protect surfaces, to offer a groundbreaking cleaning solution to businesses and facilities in the United States and Canada.
As a result of the exclusive partnership in the restoration and disaster recovery segment, and in an effort to advance the reopening of America, BELFOR will supply its network of customers with ViaClean Technologies' proprietary BIOPROTECTUs™ System that incorporates the BIOPROTECT™ antimicrobial – a surface protectant against microbiological contamination on surfaces for up to 90 days. BELFOR will be the only restoration services partner to offer the BIOPROTECTUs™ System throughout the United States. Additionally, BELFOR has secured licensing to provide the same technology to the Canadian marketplace.
"The challenge with most cleaning protocols today is that common surfaces, or touch-points, are cleaned with disinfectants – these products leave behind no effective residual protection and within hours of disinfection, bacteria can grow exponentially," said BELFOR CEO Sheldon Yellen. "As more commercial businesses and institutions search for the right cleaning protocol to keep their facilities safe, this is an absolute game changer and we are pleased to be able to offer this patented technology to our customers and help reopen the United States and Canada."
The BIOPROTECTUs™ System encompasses an array of EPA registered and FDA compliant technologies that disinfect surfaces and spaces as well as provide long-term antimicrobial protection. Extensive laboratory testing has established and corroborated that the BIOPROTECTUs™ System, when applied to both porous and non-porous surfaces, quickly eliminates and provides long-term eradication and suppression of harmful germs and microorganisms for up to 90 days.
"We are thrilled BELFOR has selected the BIOPROTECTUs™ System to safeguard its customer facilities across the U.S. in order to provide peace of mind for those facility employees," said Jim Young, Founder and Executive Chairman of ViaClean Technologies. "Our partnership with BELFOR is integral to expanding the delivery of the BIOPROTECTUs™ System across the US and further, ensuring the optimal performance of our treatments."
BELFOR is the largest disaster recovery and property restoration company in the world, with more than 9,200 restoration specialists in 450+ offices around the globe and more than 150 offices in North America. BELFOR has been a leader in the restoration and decontamination of homes, buildings, equipment, facilities and communities for more than 70 years. For property damage caused by water, fire, mold, smoke, biohazards, environmental issues and more, BELFOR is the restoration contractor of choice.
For more information on BELFOR, please visit www.belfor.com to complete the short Cleaning Request form, contact your local BELFOR Property Restoration office, or call the 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at 1-800-856-3333. For more information on ViaClean Technologies and the BIOPROTECT Us™ System, please visit www.bioprotect.us.
About BELFOR Holdings Inc.:
BELFOR Holdings Inc. is a $2 billion entity that operates a number of companies around the world, many of which complement the core work provided in the restoration industry, including BELFOR Property Restoration, the world's largest disaster restoration company. For nearly 75 years, BELFOR has provided residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations in the aftermath of manmade or natural disasters. From water and flood restoration services, fire and smoke recovery, structural damage repair, disinfection services and biohazard cleaning, to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR has a rapid and proven response. BELFOR companies operate in more than 55 countries with 450+ offices employing over 9,200 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to "Restoring More Than Property." For more information, please visit www.belfor.com.
About ViaClean Technologies:
ViaClean Technologies LLC, a biotech company, develops, manufactures and markets groundbreaking, innovative and environmentally responsible solutions that protect surfaces by disinfecting and safeguarding both interior and exterior physical surfaces from microbial contaminants (algae, bacteria, fungi, mold and viruses). ViaClean Technologies' pioneering and proprietary technologies, products and services provide antibacterial, antimicrobial, disinfectant and advanced odor control solutions for commercial, institutional and consumer use. ViaClean's BIOPROTECTUs™ System includes BIOPROTECT™ for textiles, plastics and metal goods as well as a line of odor control products; SportFresh for sports equipment and apparel; Chevelure for synthetic and human hair wigs and soon to launch CleanTouch family of consumer products. ViaClean is headquartered in Philadelphia with a satellite office in New York. For more information, visit the ViaClean website (www.bioprotect.us).
The BIOPROTECTUs™ System by ViaClean Technologies, encompasses an array of EPA registered and FDA compliant technologies that disinfect surfaces and spaces as well as provide long-term antimicrobial protection. An essential component in the BIOPROTECTUs™ System is BIOPROTECT™ (https://bioprotect.us/); a groundbreaking, water-based antimicrobial product that when applied to both porous and non-porous surfaces, creates a highly durable protective shield that provides long-term antimicrobial protection that inhibits and prevents the growth and spread of problematic bacteria, fungi, algae and mold. Extensive laboratory testing has established and corroborated that the BIOPROTECTUs™ System quickly eliminates and provides long-term eradication and suppression of germs and microorganisms for up to 90 days.