Update as of 2/28/18
Yesterday our Marketing Coordinator visited the church to a whirlwind of new changes. The ceiling was completely repainted, the organ was gutted so that the pipes could be cleaned, and the beautiful stain glass window was in the process of being removed for cleaning by a professional. There are tons of people in the church working hard and carefully to restore it back to normalcy. Pictures are below, as well as a video of our Mitigation Manager, Jerry, discussing the stain glass removal. Make sure you check out our 360 degree view of the church!
Update as of 2/20/18
Over the past two weeks, the metal scaffolding has been completed and our team has begun cleaning the walls, stain glass windows, and ceiling. The gold leaf on the walls that was damaged is being replaced, and the ceiling is in the process of being repainted. We are excited to start the cleaning of the pipe organ, as accomplishing this initially posed a challenge for our team. The pieces are being removed to be cleaned offsite by a professional. Check out all the pictures of the progress below, as well as a 360 view of the church during the main portion of reconstruction.
Update on 2/9/18
As of Wednesday, our team has started to build the metal scaffolding that will help us reach the ceiling so that it may be cleaned, deodorized, and painted. Pictures of the progress are below.
Update on 2/2/17
On January 31st, 2018 our team came to the aid of the Evangelical Reformed United Church in Frederick, who suffered a small but damaging fire loss. Our mitigation experts quickly began their process of dealing with the smoke damage and odor. Cushions from the pews have been removed for cleaning, and electronics as well as the Sanctuary’s organ and piano are being inspected to make sure that the resulting soot has not caused any damage. Our mitigation team will begin to construct metal scaffolding so that they may reach the sanctuary’s dome ceiling for cleaning and repainting.
Jerry Yingling, our Mitigation Manager, goes more into detail about how this incident occurred and how we are working to fix it.