Hospital in Enfield
The Ideal Group responds to a Major Commercial Fire incident on behalf of a Lincolnshire based Construction Company.
A major fire to a hospital in Enfield badly damaged the roof and most of the supporting structure making the site very unstable as can be seen by the photos. Once the fire brigade had finished fire-fighting the blaze it left the site virtually waterlogged and our brief was to clean and dry the remaining structure.
The Ideal Group rapidly went into action and began the process of cleaning all of the fire damaged building. As well as the main building structure we cleaned the structural steels and provided a report on their condition.
The extensive cleaning and drying work required on the damaged property was also made more challenging as there was no power available to operate all the drying and cleaning equipment. However, this was not a problem for The Ideal Group. This was an appropriate situation to employ a trailer mounted Rapid Heat Drying system which has an independent power supply. A small amount of electrical power was required to operate these units which have built in generators that provided the necessary power to run system pumps and heat burners. The property drying was acheived by using a heat drying process in all the affected areas.
The main benefit of using this system, apart from it having its own onboard power supply, is that it accelerated the drying. Consequently the hospital building was dried much more quickly than the conventional method of using dehumidifiers. Moisture readings were taken throughout the drying process and when the property was successfully dried it was handed back to the construction company.
The Commercial Project Manager from the building company was very happy with the work completed by the Ideal Group and commented “Thanks to The Ideal Group with their quick response, innovative solutions and thorough professional delivery on site I am happy to recommend their services to anyone facing the same incident we had”.
The IDEAL GROUP Supporting You
The Ideal Group are able to decontaminate all types of fire and soot damaged property - From domestic properties to heavy industrial incidents. We aim to act as quickly as possible, having teams available for commencement of fire damage clean up as soon as the building is safe to enter if down time or the time a home owner or tenant needs to be away from their property.
Our expertise allows us to identify and implement quickly the safest and most effective techniques to remove soot odour and particulate contamination and to reduce the potential for secondary damage. Down time is reduced to the absolute minimum by using our fire damage services and we can work with you under the pressurised time scales you may be faced with. 24 hour shift pattern working is available.
Specialist systems used by us include: ULTRA VIOLET HEPA rated air purification – shown to be up to 4 times more effective than potentially hazardous ozone. These are simply superb at cleaning the air of smoke odour and particulates, airborne viruses, MVOC’s’, bacteria and will even remove odour from painting during redecoration. Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging can also be completed to help eliminate odours which otherwise linger, even after a thorough clean. Our ULV systems are completely safe to use in occupied buildings and we can also offer Jos & Doff brick and stone as well as Dry Steam Blasting and Soda Blasting, often used to remove smoke and soot damage from commercial premises and exterior brickwork.
Call us today if you are interested in our fire damage repairs service.