BELFOR was successfully shortlisted for three award categories at the BDMA's 2011 Damage Management Awards in December 2011.
BELFOR were delighted to receive the award for 'Innovation of the year', which was collected by Managing Director, Mark Taylor, who commented: "We are delighted to be announced as the winner of the 'Innovation of the year' award. The win underlines BELFOR's technical expertise and capability with the Damage Management Industry."
In a demanding market customer satisfaction is at the forefront, therefore the criteria for this entry required entrants to demonstrate success in improving business delivery, BELFOR's award entry outlined the processes and technical application of Soot Removal Film (SRF), a product specially developed by BELFOR.
Extensive development and testing has resulted in an excellent and unique product that provides an efficient and cost effective solution for the decontamination of many different materials. The winning entry outlined a variety of different applications where SRF has successfully been utilised, from historic settings, contemporary domestic (HNW) to large industrial.
This has increased its versatility as a product and ensured some very successful restorations. SRF is a quick, effective solution for the removal of soot or other everyday contamination such as pollution and dirt, where more traditional methods such as jet washing or cleaning by hand, would not achieve such a high quality finish with quick and effective results.
SRF covers large areas quickly and does not create waste water like traditional wet washing techniques. This technique is more environmentally friendly, creates less disruption, reduces the need for access equipment and in turn reduces the lifecycle of the job. Once applied SRF draws the contamination out, into the liquid SRF, which then cures trapping the contamination in a solid form. The dried latex film can then be peeled away and disposed of as normal waste.