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125 years after its cornerstone was placed, New Jersey’s Trenton Battle Monument is getting some much needed care and attention. To prepare for upcoming restoration work, N.J. State officials from Washington Crossing State Park in Trenton contacted Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. (IRS) to perform specialty cleaning on the long-closed interior space within the monument.

Trenton Battle Monument

As a NJ State Approved Contractor with Microbial Remediation Classification, IRS was uniquely qualified to carry out the delicate but critical work. Remediation experts from both its IRS Environmental and Infection Control Technologies divisions were on hand to remove long-standing debris and moisture, using HEPA vacuums to eliminate contaminants. Specialized equipment was used to deliver peroxide cleaning solutions to safely sanitize all surfaces of the interior.

The Trenton Battle Monument, built in 1891-3, commemorates the American victory at the December 26, 1776 Battle of Trenton. This was a pivotal victory for George Washington and the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War. The external of the monument features figures of George Washington.

A volunteer group “Friends of the Trenton Battle Monument”, as well as local politicians, have rallied for some time for much needed restoration efforts to return the monument to its former glory.

Insurance Restoration Specialists, through its Environmental, Restoration, Infection Control and Air Systems divisions, has assisted the State of NJ with several state park building and historic structure cleanups.