When Disaster Strikes
Disaster victims whose lives have gone up in flames and the remediation teams that help them rebuild
This disaster documentary profiles victims whose lives have gone up in flames and the remediation teams that help them rebuild. In Cincinnati, Ohio, a husband and wife are out for dinner discussing the end of their marriage when a fire breaks out in their home. After the catastrophe, the homeowner battles with his neighbours and his insurance company to save what’s left of the house. It takes a major demolition, a new girlfriend, and the help of RestorAid Disaster Restoration to help him recover. Parallax Film Productions follows this journey.
Fire remediation challenges in cases like this include structural damage to walls, floors and ceilings, as well as the impacts of smoke and soot. Odor from fires can ruin clothing, electronics and other items. Disaster relief can consist of boarding up the home, cleaning contents and reconstruction.
This Discovery documentary also reveals fascinating details about fire forensics. From the analysis of a house fire in Mission, B.C. to a lab where researchers test the combustibility of different materials by burning down test rooms, the science behind reconstructing fires and the role of arson investigators are investigated.