Anderson finds second career in PurocleanIn the weeks after Paul Anderson was discharged from the Army, the 28-year veteran volunteered with the Red Cross to rehabilitate homes in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
By: Jon Swedien, The Republican Eagle
In the weeks after Paul Anderson was discharged from the Army, the 28-year veteran volunteered with the Red Cross to rehabilitate homes in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
“It was a life-changing event,” Anderson said.
While it has hard to witness the damage and devastation, Anderson said something about the work gripped him.
When he returned to Red Wing, he knew what he wanted to pursue in his post-military career.
Anderson and his wife, Cindy, began to establish a Puroclean franchise, a home restoration business, last year.
Today, their franchise is up and running.
He oversees the restoration work and handles the marketing.
She handles the company’s bookkeeping and management, he said.
Cindy Anderson said starting the new business has allowed the couple to stay in Red Wing, their home of many years.
Anderson said most of his work comes restoring homes that have been damaged by mold, broken water pipes or other biohazard issues.
He is often asked to clean foreclosed homes, he said, noting out-of-state mortgage companies sometimes do things like shut off a house’s heat but not the water, which in the winter can result in broken pipes.
“They don’t understand weather in Minnesota,” Anderson said.
Puroclean is also capable of cleaning and disinfecting homes that have seen an outbreak of H1N1, Anderson said. Additionally, Puroclean offers restoration services for families who’ve recently had a death in the home.
For more information on Puroclean, call (651) 385-9206.