In December 2021, we responded to a large-scale disaster that happened at a well-known furniture retailer in Doral. Here’s how the unfortunate event took place and how we provided both water damage restoration and fire damage restoration to get the showroom back to its pre-loss condition and open for business once more.
The Fire that Started the Flood Cleanup Job in Doral, FL
Due to a few faulty solar panels, the roof of the furniture warehouse caught fire. Firefighters were called and came to save the building quickly. In order to extinguish the fire, they had to open holes in the roof. This way, the fire could not spread below the roof and cause fire damage inside the building.
The firefighters then used large amounts of water to extinguish the fire, causing a massive flood inside the 120,000 sqft facility. The structure and many of the contents inside were affected by the flood, including a big portion of the ceiling, the carpet, vinyl flooring, the furniture in the exhibition halls, and drywall throughout.
This is where PuroClean of Downtown Miami comes in…
Providing Water and Fire Restoration to the Furniture Showroom in Doral, FL
We arrived at the scene within a few hours of being called. Time is of the essence in these critical situations and we got there as soon as we could. When we arrived, our restoration experts assessed the situation and started the water damage cleanup job right away.
Four different crews of technicians extracted water through the night and into the next day. We deployed more than 40 dehumidifiers, 150 air movers, and specialized drying equipment like high-capacity desiccant dehumidifiers. We also used generators to provide power to our equipment. This is how much equipment is necessary to quickly and efficiently dry out a 120,000 sqft area.
But this wasn’t over yet! Because the building also suffered from fire, we had to mitigate that damage, as well. We placed air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators throughout the facility. These machines assisted in eliminating the smoke odor that the fire produced.
Overall, we completed the water extraction in the first two days. It took a bit longer because water kept dripping from the ceiling. The drying phase was completed in the first five days. Finally, we provided the remaining cleanup services in seven days and needed two more days to take care of a few other details.
The showroom reopened two weeks after the incident and was ready to display its beautiful furniture once again!
For Water Damage Restoration in Miami and Surrounding Areas, Contact PuroClean of Downtown Miami!
No matter the scale of the water damage or fire damage incident, always hire professionals to take care of the cleanup. At PuroClean of Downtown Miami, we employ industry-standard drying equipment and procedures to restore your property back to pre-loss condition timely and efficiently. Call us at (305) 907-7373 today or whenever you require our services.