St Joseph Lochinvar Chapel Fire - Steamatic Australia • Steam Cleaning Solutions, Saving Property & Restoring Lives

St Joseph Lochinvar Chapel Fire

The Challenge:

An arsonist attack was taken out on the chapel during the early hours of a Saturday morning in November 2018. Firefighter efforts contained the fire and reduced the thermal damage however extensive smoke and debris damage was caused. Damage was occurred to the structure and contents including marble and painted sculptures, statues, stations of the cross. Grand piano and original pipe organ.

Solution Provided:

Steamatic undertook the structure and contents restoration and engaged Precision Laser Cleaning to undertake all the sensitive sculptures and stations of the cross.

PLC responded with expert technicians and equipment and systematically restored all 14 stations of the cross and marble statutes to pre-loss condition using laser ablation technology. By using this technology no damage or abrasion to any of the delicate and sensitive pieces was ensured throughout the whole restoration process.

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