Minutemen: Rapid Water Damage Response in Washington, D.C.

Posted by on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 in Fire Damage Restoration, Water Damage Restoration

During a water damage emergency, every minute counts. Water can infiltrate building materials, furniture, and flooring within seconds, causing extensive damage throughout your home. While most people know the damage caused by floods or burst pipes, few consider the damage that fire sprinklers can cause.

After the sprinklers extinguish a fire, the residual water requires cleaning, drying, and restoration. Similar challenges arise when firefighters use their hoses. With water and fire damage striking simultaneously, a rapid response is the only one you should rely on.

Fire Sprinkler Saturation

We recently received a call from a high-end apartment complex in Washington, D.C. After a third-floor unit fire triggered the complex’s sprinkler system, substantial water damage affected six other units and a restaurant. Within 45 minutes, our IICRC-certified┬áteam was on the scene, tracking the spread of the damage using advanced infrared cameras and moisture meters.Sprinkler water damage across the unit.

Water damage from sprinklers spread all throughout the complex.

After identifying the damage, our team began work within 90 minutes of the initial call. As with most water-damage restorations, we tore out all unsalvageable building materials, such as drywall and flooring. Additionally, our skilled technicians removed belongings and items from the affected area to prepare the space for drying.

Following removing contents and exposing structural elements, we began the drying process using dehumidifiers and air movers. This phase proved to be the most time-intensive, requiring daily monitoring with a moisture meter and any necessary additional cleaning of the complex’s interior.

Once our readings verified the complex was dried, we applied an antimicrobial solution along exposed surfaces, which helps prevent future mold growth. In only two weeks, our crafty crew restored the water damage from the sprinklers and prepared the complex for reconstruction. The general manager and service manager were thrilled with the results. Great work, team!

When Minutes Count, Trust Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington for Revolutionary Water Damage Restoration!

Water damage can be a nightmare, causing extensive damage to your property and disrupting your life. However, there’s no need to stress! We’re here to help! At Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington, we are a team of highly skilled professionals who specialize in water damage repair and restoration. Our top priority is to restore your property to its pre-loss condition by providing quality service and paying attention to every detail. We understand that water damage is challenging, but you can rely on us to guide you through it. Call us today at (800) 500-2399!

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