Exchange environment backup

I can use these Powershell commands to get the Exchange rules. Although it gets a special character at the start of the output.

$TransCollect = Export-TransportRuleCollection [System.Text.Encoding]::unicode.GetString($TransCollect.FileData)

What can I do on the second line, so that the special character does not show up. Can I use something other than unicode, or what can I do. See screenshot… there is a tiny special character at the start.

Exchange Bkp

(I know I can save it as an XML file and then read it, but I would prefer not to go this route, unless there is no other option)