Smith Elementary School
Princeton, Texas

Water Damage Restoration After Frozen Pipe Burst

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Hey guys, Adam Hubbard here, and we’re at Leta Horn Smith Elementary School. Has your property ever experienced a fire, or maybe a pipe burst that flooded multiple floors? Who do you call when something like that happens? Many schools, churches, colleges, and hospitals trust us during emergency situations and in their times of need.

The reason why we’re here today is because the gym, the library, and multiple rooms have pipe bursts due to the extreme weather. Follow me inside, let’s take a look.

So behind me is the area that was affected. Follow me down the hallway as we check out each room. As of right now, over 12 classrooms were affected, as well as some hallways, and the library.

As you can see, crews are pulling carpet and the contents from each room so that we can begin the drying process. When we first got here, there was over six inches of water in the hallway, but now that we’ve pulled all the water out of the hallway, we have to go back and build a moisture map.

So one of the things we’re going to do is we’re going to take this moisture meter. We’re going to place it up against the wall and take our reading. So now that we have our reading, we know that there’s moisture behind this wall. So what’s going to happen is we’re going to have to pull this tile because if not, there’s going to be mold that grows. We don’t want that in the school. So behind me here, we’re going to put up a containment wall to provide protection for the kids from the construction area.

We’re here in one of the classrooms, and we’re going to have to tear out two feet of the sheet rock all the way around. And we’re going to have to tear this carpet up, because as you can see, it’s soaking wet. It’s starting to smell a little musty. Over here on the cabinets, we’re going to be able to save the cabinets. But here on the bottom, we’re going to tear out this baseboard and replace the baseboard.

So right now I’m in the library where we’ve got our dehumidifiers and we’ve got our air movers. We’re going to try to dry this place out as much as possible so that we can save as much as possible.

All right, so believe it or not, all the damage to this school happened right here. So inside this door, a pipe had burst. And it had been flowing for several hours before anybody had noticed. They called us. We were able to come out here and shut it off.

All right, this is all that’s going on with this property. But if you’re ever in need of anyone for a fire, pipe burst, water, storm damage, please give us a call or check us out on the web.

My name’s Adam. Thanks for tuning in.

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