By Rachel Phillips
In an effort to help first responders who daily put themselves at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, a local restoration company is disinfecting area firehouses and police stations free of cost.
Kennedy Property Management (KPM) restoration is primarily a water damage company, but when the pandemic hit Saratoga County owner James Kennedy decided to expand services to help the community.
The company sends cleaners each week to perform the services. After wiping down each surface using industrial strength, CDC-approved disinfectants, they use an aerosol fog machine loaded with another sanitizing solution. According to Kennedy, he is deploying OSHA-certified technicians, who are trained specifically to deal with hazardous conditions.
He said while they are equipped to handle the situation, these services were not the norm for them in the past.
“We have done some disinfecting and sanitizing, but not much” said Kennedy. “Over the past two months, we have done 50-100 cases, some positive and some non-positive. And [we’ve] cleaned 20-30 essential businesses.”
Normally, KPM Restoration specializes in water cleanups, mold remediation, sewage losses and disinfection and sanitization of buildings. They also provide fire restoration and rebuilding services.
Their services are available to both residential and commercial clients. However, because of the need for such services in the current climate, Kennedy said they now intend to offer cleaning and disinfecting services to clients when businesses open back up in New York state.
“I want people to know that when this is done, we are offering cleaning services to disinfect and sanitize people’s businesses once a week at low rates to make sure the customers feel safe. Our prices are very fair and we want to make sure everyone cleans their buildings correctly and offices.”
According to Kennedy, KPM Restoration has also handed out 500 gallons of the disinfectant they have in stock free of charge to anyone who needs it, and intend to give out another 500 gallons.
For more information on the services offered, call 518-862-8228.
By Rachel Phillips