Midnight Emergency Calls for a Cleanup

The call came in the middle of the night, around 11pm. There had been a fire in a room in the local Idaho Falls medical center that had set off all the sprinklers in the building. Not only was there a burnt out room that needed to be dealt with but there were so many other rooms that needed all the water cleaned up and out. With water dripping off beds, doorways, and down the walls, the Tobin Cleaning and Restoration crew was called in to clean up a sooty, and very watery mess.

The patients, nurses, and others who were inside when the sprinklers went off, watched and waited as the crew drove up with their truck-mounted extraction equipment. With only a few hours to get it everything fixed and righted, the dedicated Tobin crew consisting of 10 men set to work quickly and efficiently. Time was short. The medical center needed to get the patients, mainly kids back into their rooms where they could once again be adequately cared for.

The truck-mounted extraction equipment was used to pull out all the water so that the air movers (big ol’ fans) could get to work drying the building. From there the Tobin men split up into two groups to get the work done faster.

The first crew, also called the mitigation crew, set out to dry out the water damaged rooms and get them back into shape. They spent the time drying walls and ceilings, basically drying anything the air movers weren’t drying fast enough. The other crew became the clean up crew. They cleaned up the mess that the fire made, including all the burnt debris and the accompanying soot.

Both Tobin Restoration crews were out of a now dry and clean medical building by 2 am, letting the kids get back to their rooms…and beds.

In the middle of the night disaster struck and yet in the morning there was no sign that any problem had even existed. As a final clean up, Tobin Cleaning and Restoration came back the day after the midnight trauma and cleaned the carpets.

What more can you expect from a company that is not only certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) but also a company who has each crew member certified in Water Restoration (WRT).

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