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Commercial Large Water Loss at Office Building in Waltham

7/15/2022 (Permalink)

very large space under construction with many fans and dehumidifiers in it for drying SERVPRO uses containment barriers to create drying chambers with air movers and dehumidifiers in them to dry large open spaces

Our franchise recently responded to a commercial large loss at a 500,000-square-foot office building in Waltham. The building is currently under construction and while spraying foam insulation onto the ceiling, a scissor lift operator accidentally hit a sprinkler head causing it to discharge. The property management company called SERVPRO to assist with drying and remediation. While the contractors had drying equipment themselves, it was not sufficient for the size and scope of the loss. We provided supplemental power via a generator outside of the building running into a feeder panel inside that fed multiple power distribution boxes. Our team set up containment barriers around the affected space on 3 different floors to create drying chambers. In those chambers, nearly 100 air movers and 20 commercial-grade dehumidifiers were placed. The high-velocity air movers push moisture off of any surfaces into the air and the dehumidifiers capture that air and remove the moisture from it causing the space in the drying chambers to be completely dry in just 3 days' time. After only 3 days, with tens of thousands of square footage affected, construction could resume. Any delays on a project this size cause a lot of disruption which leads to increased costs. If you experience a flood of any size, SERVPRO can get you back up and running faster than anyone else.  

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