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Case Study: Industrial Warehouse Fire
When a semi truck caught fire in a large warehouse of a well-established business, over 65,500 square feet was affected. Extensive inventory and a need to maintain operations throughout restoration made for a complex project.
A semi-truck that was stored in a warehouse filled with inventory caught fire and continued to smolder throughout the night leaving extensive smoke and soot damage throughout a massive 65,000-square-foot warehouse facility. It was imperative that the business remained operable and continued to serve their own clients. With connected offices, bathrooms, parts room, and sales counter also affected, we were quick to sit down with their team and develop a plan that focused on addressing their most critical infrastructure that would allow them to continue business throughout remediation process.
UNIQUE CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
An abundance of contents made up of components for heavy machinery filled their warehouse. In order to address the cleaning of the structure, all of the contents needed to be removed from the warehouse, and separated between salvageable and total loss before being cleaned.
With the sheer amount and combined weight of the contents involved, a pack out to our Cleaning Facility would not have been cost-effective. So, we decided to bring the contents facility to them. Our team immediately sourced large tents, shipped our content cleaning line on-site, and provided temporary heating solutions to protect our team and the solvents used to clean affected items. This plan not only allowed us to remove affected contents from the facility quickly, it also allowed us to prioritize any potential needs from the client, helping them maintain operations.
The warehouse structural support columns in excess of 30′ were sprayed with a 3″ thick fire retardent that was holding smoke particles and could not be cleaned but needed to be removed and replaced to comply with current building code.
The structural columns were contained within 20’x20’x30′ chambers under negative pressure to ensure contaminants were not spread throughout the facility.
SUMMARY OF SERVICES PROVIDED
- Deodorization throughout the facility.
- Provided labor, equipment, and necessary consumables to mitigate the affected areas.
- Equipment Used: 2000 CFM Air Scrubbers, Hydroxyl Generators, Odor Sharks,
- Cleaned affected surfaces including; machinery, walls, bar joists, metal decking, and fixed cranes.
- Removal of 3″ thick fire retardant on 52 structural columns.
- 30′ tall containment chambers built with negative air treatment.
- Removal and replacement of the spalled concrete floor.
- Sourcing of large exterior tents and temporary heating solutions to contain and process contents.
- Transportation of content cleaning line from our cleaning facility to process contents on-site.
- Complete documentation and communication with the client and all interested parties in order to provide an efficient claims process.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Slide the dividing bar in the middle to reveal the before and after of a few different views from the facility.