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Purofirst Mitigates Apartment Set Ablaze

Posted by on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 in Property Damage Assessment

According to the National Fire Protection Association, in the United States, it is estimated that a Fire Department responds to a fire every 24 seconds. The effects of a fire can be emotionally and physically devastating. When an apartment complex in Pocomoke, Maryland, was caught in a terrible fire, the property manager called Purofirst to restore the damage quickly.

Performing the Fire and Soot Restoration

When dealing with large-scale damage, our crew knows how important it is to remain sympathetic at all times. The tenant in the unit where the fire occurred was displaced. The stress of having to pick up their life, and deal with the potential loss of their home, is not easy to deal with, and showing compassion is one of our main areas of focus in these situations.

The unit we were working on suffered major damage from the flames. The entire apartment needed to be gutted from floor to ceiling. The studs and joists needed to be deep-cleaned and sealed to prevent odor issues. One consequence of fire is that it will often leave behind layers of soot or ash that require deep cleaning and disinfectant. Soot can be toxic if inhaled by humans, so it is essential to remove it during the restoration.

A challenge that presented itself during this job was minimal access to electricity. As a result of the fire, the building shut off the electricity in the unit, which meant we had to rely on external generators to power our equipment. Our goals for the restoration were to restore the apartment’s structure and prepare it for a rebuild. We were able to complete the job within a week, and the client was extremely pleased with the quality of the work and the speed of our execution.

 

Contact Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington for Professional Restoration Services

Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington is the trusted property restoration professional in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern-Virginia area. Call us at (800) 500-2399 for professional residential and commercial fire restoration services. Our state-of-the-art training and equipment will help return your damaged property to its pre-loss condition.

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