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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Water Loss at Private School in Weston

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

multiple fans, dehumidifiers, air filtration devices, and wood floor drying mats on a gym floor We used multiple fans, dehumidifiers, air filtration devices, wood floor drying mats, and a hydroxyl generator to mitigate water damage

SERVPRO of Waltham/Weston/Watertown/Wayland received a notification that the fire department was called to a private school in Weston. When looking up the address we realized we had done a water loss at the same school back in August. Our office manager called the contact we had on file to see if they needed our help with the fire. They responded with a resounding, “YES!” Our project manager arrived on-site within one hour to assess the situation and found there was in fact a fire on top of the gymnasium from an air handler. The fire was small but the response from the fire department was large. They doused the roof with so much water that it flooded the gym in the process. Now it was time for us to get to work. First, was how to save the gym floor for this school so they do not have to shut down to replace it. We had (2) 5000 CFM desiccant dehumidifiers dropped off immediately. These units are about the size of a large van and came with a generator about the same size to power them. These intense dehumidifiers are used to remove moisture from the air in the entire gym in an attempt to save the floor. We set up fans, wood floor drying mats, air filtration devices, and a hydroxyl generator to support the dehumidifiers in drying and sanitizing. Once the gym was completely dry we needed to rent scissor lifts to clean the soot off the gym wall. Beyond that, the hallways behind the wall needed to be cleaned to remove soot as well. We are currently still cleaning and our hope is to have the gym open in no more than 1 week from the fire. SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster and we have the capacity to handle large commercial losses. 

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