Case Studies

Big Box Store Smoky Contents Miracle

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Project Type: Large Scale Contents Smoke Odor Removal

On Site Treatment Time: 7 hours

A big box retail store (with a name you would recognize) experienced a fire, leaving the merchandise in the men’s department smoky, but otherwise undamaged. For the thrifty General Manager, success would be salvaging the pungent yet valuable inventory and reopening the Men’s Department by noon the next day. And of course, all other departments in the 24-hour store would remain open.


Impossible? Not for ProKure1.


The solution began when a creative restoration pro devised a unique plan for deploying the ProKure1 System. At about 9PM, his crew got busy. First, a 30,000 cubic foot plastic containment tent was constructed over the men’s department section — right in the middle of the store. The clothing was left on the racks and pushed into the big tent which created an unoccupied, confined space. Inside the tent, ProKure G (ProKure1 Gas) was activated, producing ClO2 on the spot by using only ProKure G gas formula packets and plastic cups filled with 1.5” of water. By 1AM, the tent was sealed and ProKure G was left to do its work. Meanwhile, ProKure V (ProKure1 Liquid) – liquid ClO2 — was sprayed onto adjacent flooring, shelves and other hard, non-porous surfaces to disinfect and deodorize. In other parts of the store, it was business as usual. At 7AM, just six hours after it was sealed, the tent was removed and the area was ventilated for one (1) hour before re-entry. The result: previously smoky men’s wear smelled as good as new, passing the GM’s sniff test with flying colors. The odor was eliminated at its source. Instead of heading for the garbage, the once smoky merchandise was once again valuable. Always use ProKureV and ProKure G for deodorization jobs…including tough large loss challenges.


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