By Marla Ballard
FORT PAYNE, ALA. - Insurance claims for damage to homes and businesses are at an all-time high. According to a 2022 analysis by the National Fire Protection Association, “An average of 358,500 American homes experience a structural fire each year and it takes just 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a major blaze.” “Mold statistics for the U.S. show that the annual cost of allergic rhinitis caused by indoor mold and dampness is $3.7 billion,” says Comfy Living. And according to iProperty Management, “The United States has 14.6 million homes at risk for flooding from external sources, with 99 percent of U.S. counties being impacted by a flooding event between 1996 and 2019.”
These events are why companies like PuroClean are a necessity. PuroClean is a 24/7 emergency restoration service for both residential and commercial buildings. They handle water damage, mold remediation, fire restoration, biohazard cleanup, crime scene cleanup, and hoarding. Owners, Jerral and Chrystal Ingle have been in business since 2016 and service not only DeKalb County, but also its surrounding counties.
“We can arrive promptly when it’s an emergency, such as when a tree falls on a home and rainwater is getting into the house,” said Chrystal. “Jerral arrives on the scene and disperses people to remove the tree, place tarps until the roofers arrive, and clean up any water damage. The homeowner doesn’t have to call a roofer or a tree surgeon, we help the homeowner deal with all of it.”
When it comes to mold the team at PuroClean offers mold removal services to stem the tide of mold, as well as cleaning and sanitization.
They work to not only remove the mold but also the odor mold produces and restore buildings to their original condition.
Fire and smoke damage restoration requires knowledge and skill. They encourage customers to act quickly when these hazards occur to maximize effectiveness.
Their team of professionals is equipped for biohazard cleanup by being licensed, insured, and certified in accordance with all applicable laws and standards.t They also understand that some events may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. Many citizens do not realize that the state is not responsible for crime scene cleanup. After police investigators collect evidence, it is up to the property owner to seek biohazard services. Additional biohazard cleanup includes sewage issues that leak in and under the home.
According to Scientific American, “It is estimated that up to 14 million people in the United States hoard.” Some hoarders are renters and this leaves the homeowner with a huge problem. In other situations, families discover their elderly family members have a problem that is too big for them to handle. PuroClean understands the need to care for this situation with confidentiality and they help to quickly bring the property back to a sanitary condition.
Jerral said, “We want to thank DeKalb County and the surrounding counties for supporting our business.”
PuroClean is located at 802 Airport Road W., Fort Payne. Phone: 256-273-4900. Open 24 hours. Follow us on Facebook at PuroClean Restoration Services - NorthEast Alabama. Website: puroclean.com.