Before and After: Industrial Building

Kelmann recently completed the restoration of a local automotive workshop that specializes in retrofitting car air conditioning. 

What Happened

The snow plow truck parked in the building caught fire, causing not only fire damage but residual smoke and soot on every surface of the 45,000 square foot space.

What Kelmann Did

The company called Kelmann, and our team was on site to begin the restoration project. We began with sponge blasting (a process that absorbs and removes soot by shooting an abrasive, open-celled, water-based polyurethane treatment onto affected surfaces). Then, once the surfaces were initially repaired, we began the process of deodorization of structural items and furniture that were able to be salvaged. If they were deemed unrecoverable, we built a list of items to be replaced.

This project held several unique challenges, one of which was the fact that the soot and smoke pushed into cavities on the exterior of the building through plumbing and electrical chases. As a result, we decided to disassemble the building’s exterior metal sheathing to give access to our restoration crews so they could treat the interior of the impacted cavities before then reinstalling the sheathing. This creative problem-solving allowed Kelmann to complete the project with total success and safety.

Want to Learn More?

Kelmann Restoration is an award-winning remodeling company. We see your project through from start to finish – from mitigation of the initial property disaster all the way through to the full remodel. Learn more about our process and see other before and after photos, and give us a call any time: 414-774-3799.

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