PuroClean awarded its first franchise in Puerto Rico. The franchise is located in San Juan, the island’s capital and largest city. This new location is the second location for owner Joseph Ortiz, owner of PuroClean of Reston in Virginia.

Ortiz is a native of Puerto Rico, with much of his family still residing on the island, so he is familiar with the potential for issues. Set along the island’s Atlantic coast, the San Juan area is prone to flooding and structural damage due to natural disasters and aging infrastructures. These aging infrastructures lead to building integrity failure, creating opportunities for reconstruction and remediation of secondary damage. Ortiz’s team will also focus on hurricane preparation and aftermath recovery, as well as microbial growth assessment and remediation.

“I believe PuroClean of San Juan offers a solution to all hotels and commercial structures in the area, along with the residential customers that deal with property loss issues,” Ortiz said.

He said selecting the next location to expand his PuroClean business was an easy choice. It was an easy choice for the franchisor as well.

“After the extensive commercial work completed by the Signal Restoration Services team at the Caribe Hilton hotel following Hurricane Maria, it became evident the island of Puerto Rico needed more support as it pertains to restoration and remediation services,” said Mark W. Davis, PuroClean CEO and Chairman, and co-CEO of Signal Restoration Services. “It’s exciting to be a part of both teams that are trained and ready to provide such essential services to both residential and commercial customers.”