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Accounting Firm Fire

Documents Saved In A Blaze

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The Loss

Murphy's Law states: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." For this large accounting firm, what was the worst possible thing that could happen? That would be a catastrophic blaze in their document storage room. Yes, paper files, the lifeblood of many firms, caught fire in the records storage area.

Years of vital client documents were burned, smoke damaged, and soaked from the sprinkler system. About 100,000 square feet of the office was affected and 200 accountants needed to figure out what to do next.

Sorting piles of wet and burned legal documents are hard enough but we also had to keep this firm running during restoration. Getting documents inventoried and shipped to our freeze drying facility was a major priority. Thousands of files needed to be cataloged and organized so critical data could be recovered for the firm. The timing was urgent as truckloads of paper needed to be restored. At the same time our emergency crews of skilled workers started cleaning the 100,000 sq foot space to minimize the disruption of the firm. From the ceilings to the carpeting, every inch had to be dried out, cleaned and deodorized. A large crew worked in two shifts in the most vital areas first so employees could get back to work as quickly as possible.

 

The Restoration
Content Cleaning
Debris removal
Deodorization
Document restoration and recovery
File scanning and data sorting
HEPA vacuuming
Ozone decontamination
Structural drying & cleaning
Water extraction
“Thank you for the professional efficiency of your organization in regard to the emergency clean up necessary following the fire on the 51st floor. Once again, you have not let us down.” —VP/Director of Operations Empire State Building
“Your men were great! They were here right after the fire setting up to clean our whole building. Very professional and through. I would recommend your service without hesitation.” —Building Manager, 19 East 72nd Street
“Maxons is a phenomenal company! Whether it’s a small leak or major fire they always respond immediately to get us back in business.” —Operations Director, Macy's
“Thank you for the fast and efficient response to our sewer back-up problem. Your crew worked diligently to make sure we had almost no disruption of service. Our patients thank you too!” —Operations Director, St. Vincent’s
“The emergency property damage restorers to the rich and famous.” —Claims Magazine
“It's always a pleasure working with you and Maxons Restoration. Truly a professional company with professional staff. I know I can depend on you and your team. ” —Sr. Building Manager, Marcus Partners CT Management, LLC
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