10,000 Gallons of Water - A Commercial Water Loss in St. Charles, MO
It was a cold day in the St. Charles area on January 20, 2022. The state and most of the country had been in the grips of single digit cold weather for several days.
At 5:05pm on January 20th, SERVPRO of St. Charles City received a call from one of its commercial customers in need of urgent help.
Earlier that day a fire suppression system water line had frozen and broke in the attic of one of their buildings. With devastating force, water poured from the ceiling.
Nearly 80% of the 41,000+SF building was affected by freezing cold water.
Within 30 minutes of the call SERVPRO of St. Charles City had its initial disaster response team out.
Working conditions onsite were not favorable. The power was out due to the running water and outdoor temperatures were nearing zero.
Our crews worked through the night, braving the cold weather and poor conditions.
They extracted over 10,000 gallons of water from the 30,000sf of drenched building. Crews would end up removing over 5,000sf of soaked drywall and 30,0000sf of wet delaminating carpet and take down 30,000 sf of cubicles and office equipment.
After water extraction and tear out drying equipment was set to stabilize the building and dry all salvageable materials.
Complete drying took a little over a week utilizing 42 dehumidifiers, 124 air movers and 6 air scrubbers.
After a short period of time under difficult conditions the building is ready for reconstruction and occupancy.
When disaster strikes your home or business you know who to call: SERVPRO of St. Charles City. Serving St. Charles, MO, St. Peters, MO, O'Fallon, MO, Weldon Spring, MO and Portage Des Sioux, MO we are locally owned and operated and ready to help. Our business is to put you back in business.