Fire restoration company switches gears to help disinfect Habitat for Humanity homes

A New Jersey fire restoration company is doing its part to help a charity organization give back to the community.

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2020, 9:18 PM

Updated 1,474 days ago

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A New Jersey fire restoration company is doing its part to help a charity organization give back to the community.
National Restoration has been disinfecting homes for Habitat for Humanity in Salem County so that crews can get back to work on building houses.
“With the new law that was put in by New Jersey, job sites have to have a disinfectant protocol, so we’re trying to help stay within those guidelines and disinfect the homes,” says National Restoration president John Morroni.
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Morroni’s crew disinfected three homes under construction in Penns Grove Friday for the organization.
“The disinfectant spray is what we call a ‘wet fogging process.’ We found that it’s far more effective than just janitorial cleaning. Janitorial cleaning will do about 70-80% of a clean surface, where the wet fogging actually covers 99.9%,” Morroni says.
“Right now, because of the situation, our [Habitat ReStore] is also closed,” says Habitat for Humanity’s Sue Ann Leighty. “That is about $30,000 of lost revenue per month, which I’m probably not going to be able to recover. So, something this generous to me is money out of my pocket that I don’t spend.”
Skeleton crews will return to finish the homes now that they are clean.
Morroni’s crew is also offering to disinfect ambulances, fire trucks and police cars for free.
“It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. I’m a firm believer in giving back,” he says.
The Habitat for Humanity homes are set to be finished in mid-May, about two months later than planned.


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