Fast Response to Water Damage in Commercial Complex
Just two days before Thanksgiving the students at Florida Southern College were preparing to attend their final classes before their break, when an unusual downpour started. There was an abnormal amount of rain dropped on the campus of Florida Southern College between the hours of 9 and 10 am.
Our crews arrived on site within the 20 minutes of the call and began extracting water from their art and science buildings, as well as their main performing hall Branscomb Auditorium. Our crews acted with swiftness and determination and were able to use all of the tools at our disposal to have much of the water extracted by the end of business that day.
That was the easy part. Now came the hard part, bringing enough equipment and manpower to have every wet area of these buildings dry by the time the students arrived back on campus for class on Monday, and to make matters worse it is a holiday weekend and most of our crew was scheduled to be out of town or had plans with their families. After exhausting our inventory of drying equipment and borrowing some equipment from other SERVPRO franchises we were able to have most of the fans and dehumidifiers set by the time we left campus that night.
Now the monitoring and waiting game began. Over Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and through the weekend two of our staff members showed up on the campus to monitor and remove, or reposition, equipment until the campus was dry on Sunday evening. Monday when the staff and students arrived at their first class they had no inclination that we were ever there or there was water flowing in to the classrooms just 6 days before. We truly did make it “like it never even happened”.
This job marked the largest single commercial water loss SERVPRO of Lakeland has ever handled on its own, and we will continue to grow and learn, making it true that there is no job too big or too small for SERVPRO.
SERVPRO of Lakeland specializes in: water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Lakeland has been serving Lakeland and Polk County residents for over 40 years. We are licensed and insured and have an A+ rating with the better business bureau in restoration and cleaning.
Contact SERVPRO of Lakeland at (863) 646-4213, www.SERVPROlakeland.com