In the middle of a very cold Thursday night, a hospital’s water supply line froze and burst on the third floor. The result was a cascading waterfall into their center atrium flooding all three floors. The hospital was kept open all day Friday allowing physicians to serve their patients. This section of the hospital was then closed for the weekend so water restoration work could be completed before Monday morning appointments arrived.
Solution A local cleaning and restoration company was contacted to solve this problem. Although never having tackled a job like this before, they had just purchased an RX15 Blow-Thru ® heater and decided this would be a great opportunity to use it. After starting the water extraction process on Thursday night, they continued drying the facility on Friday by placing 99 axial fans throughout the building. After all the Friday appointments had been handled, they closed off this section. Nine separate containment areas were erected for the water restoration process. The new RxHeat unit was then set up that evening to help heat, ventilate and dry the hospital over the weekend.
The 1.2 million Btu direct-fired unit quickly heated the containment areas up to 95° - 100°F, dramatically speeding the dryout process. The heat also helped speed up the drying process for repairing and painting new drywall. Work continued 24/7 at the hospital over the weekend with all structural drying completed by Sunday night. When Monday morning appointments arrived at the hospital there was no evidence of a major water loss damage having occurred just 100 hours earlier.
Customer Comments “I don’t think we would have tackled this project without the RX15 heater. It has really expanded the water restoration capabilities of our company.”