The family living in this Fairfax home experienced a tragedy one night in 2012. A fire broke out in their basement which contained furniture refinishing chemicals which burned and spread soot and contamination throughout the home. The Paul Davis Emergency Response team immediately boarded up the structure to prevent unwanted entry. The home was deemed unsafe with many of the structural elements severely damaged from the fire. No one was allowed entry until the house was secured structurally, however we still needed to get their personal property out! Our solution to this was to secure the damage structural elements with temporary braces and create walkways through the structure to remove all of the personal property. We even cut a hole in the side of the house and used a boom lift to get to the second floor to get the contents our with our moving and storage crews. This is where expertise pays off. We were able to save the contents in a structure that was deemed unsafe.