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We get it Clean

We eliminate upto 99% of all contaminates from your clothing. We also remove all combustables restoring your garments to a like new condition.

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We make it Safe

Our process minimizes fabric degredation and seam strenght loss. Each garment is inspected to NFPA standards.

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We Save you Money

We have a proven track record of reducing AFPA and PPE expenditures. At the same time we reduce personal and corporate liability. Extending the life of AFPA and PPE shows up directly on your bottom line.

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We get it CLEAN!





Before


After
  • Minimize fabric degradation.
  • Minimize seam strength loss.
  • Eliminate reflective deterioration.
  • Provide uncompromised thermal protection.
  • Inspect to NFPA guidelines.
  • Establish a safety rating for each garment.
  • Record and track the safety of each garment.
  • Repair to manufacturers specifications.
  • Repair in accordance with safety standards.
  • Utilize only Nomex thread.
  • Utilize only OEM fabric, zippers and domes.
  • Conduct 3rd party repair safety testing.
  • Provide primary inspection training.
  • Real time on-line safety tracking and reporting.

We make it SAFE!




Before


After
  • Minimize fabric degradation.
  • Minimize seam strength loss.
  • Eliminate reflective deterioration.
  • Provide uncompromised thermal protection.
  • Inspect to NFPA guidelines.
  • Establish a safety rating for each garment.
  • Record and track the safety of each garment.
  • Repair to manufacturers specifications.
  • Repair in accordance with safety standards.
  • Utilize only Nomex thread.
  • Utilize only OEM fabric, zippers and domes.
  • Conduct 3rd party repair safety testing.
  • Provide primary inspection training.
  • Real time on-line safety tracking and reporting.

We save you MONEY!





Before


After
  • Reduce new AFPA & PPE expenditures.
  • Reduce personal and corporate liability.
  • Reduce manpower to manage AFPA program.
  • Reduce the amount of misplaced garments.
  • Reduce the amount of damaged items.
  • Reduce abuse of PPE by tracking AFPA and PPE.
  • Empower employees to care for their AFPA and PPE.
  • Conduct more informed replacement orders.
  • Reduce procurement time with replacement orders.
  • Reduce or eliminate costly AFPA inventory.
  • Eliminate "stores" function with OEM drop shipments.
  • Manage and dispose retired AFPA and PPE.
  • Restore more apparel to a safe, re-usable state.
  • Reduce corporate carbon footprint.

Our Business

Real Clean Gear (RCG) is in the business of cleaning and decontaminating the "Tough Stuff" and we specialize in just one thing; the Care and Maintenance of Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment (PPE).


Our Vision

Real Clean Gear will improve worker safety through the proper Care and Maintenance of Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment.


Our Mission

Real Clean Gear will be the leading Care and Maintenance Specialist of Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment in North America.


Our Brand Promise

Our clients will feel that they are clean, safe and protected with every wearing.


Our Core Values

Our Core Values drive each and every decision that the company makes and they are as follows:

  • Honesty - Always tell the truth.
  • Integrity - Always do the right thing.
  • Respect - Treat everyone with respect.
  • Service - Unrelenting pursuit of customer happiness.

Our Safety Policy

The safety and well-being of our employees and all visitors to our company is our foremost commitment. To fulfill this commitment, Real Clean Gear will provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all employees in compliance with legislative requirements and industry standards. Our employees, together with management, share equally in the responsibility for reducing accidents and time lost by performing all jobs in a safe and healthy manner as prescribed by our Health and Safety Policy.


Our History

Real Clean Inc., operating as Real Clean Gear (RCG), is a privately owned company located in Waterloo, Ontario.

The company was incorporated on October 18, 2005, and began offering cleaning services in the spring of 2006. Since that time, Real Clean Gear has excelled at cleaning the "Tough Stuff", and in doing so, has cleaned well in excess of 2,000 different items from various industries and market segments.

Since its start in 2005, RCG has emerged as a leader and preferred supplier in the care and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Apparel and in doing so, has designed customer specific care and maintenance programs for fire departments, police training centers, utility companies and steel manufacturers. In 2008, we developed a full service Arc-Rated FR and FR apparel program including pick-up & delivery, inventory, pre-soaking, cleaning, decontaminating (as required by NFPA 2113), inspecting, repairing, retiring, documenting, reporting and tracking. We also have designed a similar program for Arc Rated Fall Protection (harnesses, lanyards, anchors and ropes).

The company's cleaning operations are conducted entirely at its head office in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where we use only the latest in laundry technology in order to get it clean, make it safe and save our customers money.

Real Clean Gear thrives on the unrelenting pursuit of "Customer Happiness" and believes in the motto "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."

We look forward to being of continued service to our valued clients and to being given the opportunity to be of service to new prospective customers in the months and years to come.


Our Goals

Real Clean Gear will:

  • Design full service PPE Care & Maintenance Programs for our valued clients.
  • Design a "Turn Key" System to support the growth potential across Canada & USA.

Our Future

Real Clean Gear will continue to grow and prosper by offering full-service PPE Care and Maintenance Programs to the following industries: electrical utilities, electrical contractors, oil & gas, natural gas, power generation and the steel industry.


Why Real Clean Gear?


1. Employees Launder Soiled AFPA Garments at Home

Pros: No Cost Better than doing nothing, but only marginally.
Cons: Probably not in compliance with CSA Z462 & NFPA 70E. Corporate and personal exposure to Bill C-45. No common standards for cleaning, repairing and inspecting. Reduced garment life due to traditional wash agitation. Personal garments exposed to cross-contamination.

Risk Level - Very High


2. Employees Launder Soiled AFPA Garments At Work

Pros: Personal garments are not exposed to cross contamination.
Cons: Not likely in compliance with & NFPA 70E. Corporate and personal exposure to Bill C-45. Employees consistently complying with procedures. Reduced garment life due to traditional wash agitation. Increased cost of employees cleaning on company time.

Risk Level - High


3. Contract Local Drycleaner to Launder Soiled AFPA.

Pros: Possibly in compliance with CSA Z462 & NFPA 70E. Reduced corporate and personal exposure to Bill C-45. Garment life maybe be extended but only marginally. Employee morale may improve.
Cons: Increased cost of using an outside source. Not all drycleaners use environmentally friendly chemicals. Most drycleaners use excessive heat to wash & dry. Drycleaners don't specialize in cleaning and repairing AFPA.

Risk Level - Mediuim


4. Contract Uniform Service Provider to Launder Soiled AFPA

Pros: Most likely in compliance with CSA Z462 & NFPA 70E. Reduced corporate and personal exposure to Bill C-45. Employee morale may improve.
Cons: Increased cost of using an outside source. Reduced garment life due to traditional wash agitation. Most uniform providers use excessive heat to wash & dry. Most uniform providers don't specialize in repairing AFPA.

Risk Level - Mediuim


5. The Real Clean "Care & Maintenance" Way

Pros: Compliance with CSA Z462 & NFPA 70E. Garment life extended indefinitely due to no agitation. Substantial cost savings due to reduced garment replacements. Definite increase in employee morale. Real time on-line control of individual garment safety.
Cons: Increased cost of using an outside source, but only marginally.

Risk Level - Low

The Real Clean Difference

Competition Real Clean Way
1. Conduct Scheduled Pick-ups Yes Yes
2. Inventory Discrepancy Notices Yes
3. Conduct Pre-Treat & Pre-Soak Yes
4. Wash in Cold Water Yes
5. Decontaminate Yes
6. Dry with Low to No Heat Yes
7. Conduct Garment Inspection Yes
8. Repair (without instructions) Yes
9. Steam Press Yes Yes
10. Fold Yes Yes
11. Re-Useable Packaging Yes
12. Conduct Out-Going QC Audits Yes
13. Conduct Scheduled Deliveries Yes Yes
14. Track AFPA & PPE Safety Yes
15. Report AFPA & PPE Safety Yes
16. On-Line Safety Tracking Yes
17. Retire Unsafe Garments Yes
18. Provide Re-order Notifications Yes
19. Provide "Stores" Function Yes
20. Retired Garment Disposal Yes

RCG cleans and decontaminates all types Apparel PPE:


i) Arc-Rated FR & FR Apparel
  • Neck Protectors
  • Hard Hat Liners
  • Balaclavas
  • T-Shirts
  • Work Shirts
  • Crew Neck Sweatshirts
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Work Pants
  • Chainsaw Pants
  • Bib Overalls
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated Coveralls
  • Utility Jackets
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Insulated Bomber Jackets
  • Fleece Lined Utility Jackets
  • Insulated Parkas
ii) Other Types of Specialty Safety Apparel including
  • Boots
  • Helmets
  • Gloves
  • Aluminized Suits
  • Arc 40 and 65 suits
  • Bunker Gear
  • Riot Gear
iii) Types of Equipment:
  • Harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Anchors
  • Ropes
  • Blast Blankets

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you. Tell us what your requirements are
and we’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to receiving your inquiries.

Real Clean Inc.
145 Lexington Court
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2J 4R1

Phone: 519-725-0200
Fax: 519-725-4300
E-mail: info@realcleangear.com