Capability Statement Oct 2016 - Primas Dry Ice Blasting Fire Damaged Heritage Joists and Boards in Perth, WA.
Primas Dry Ice Blasting was instructed by an insurance builder to restore wooden floor joists and boards that had been damaged in a fire. The joists were situated between the basement and ground floor of a three story heritage listed building in King Street, Perth..
The Jarrah floor joists and boards were installed when the building was constructed in the
early twentieth century. The fire, which started in the rear lane, caused charring and smoke
damage to the basement ceiling and ground floor. As the majority of the joists and boards
appeared structurally sound, the insurance builder requested that dry ice cleaning be used to restore these components by removing the charring, soot, smoke damage and odour. The fire had disrupted a busy enterprise which was very keen to begin trading again.
Primas Dry Ice Blasting quickly coordinated with the business owner to complete the fire
restoration work outside of working hours in order to minimise interruption to the business.
The wooden joists and boards were restored using a powerful stream of dry ice.
The charring, soot, smoke damage and odour was efficiently and effectively removed without damaging the Jarrah components. Dry ice blasting slashed the amount of restoration downtime and business interruption and allowed the heritage assets to be saved.