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Downtown Austin Commercial Building Flood - Drone vs Fire System Sprinkler

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Extracting water after a commercial flood.

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin received a call from a downtown Austin Commercial Property Management Company shortly after 5:00 pm one weekday evening.    They had a fairly large water loss.  What was really surprising is that a 10-12 inch Drone was the cause.  They were flying the Drone inside and hit a sprinkler head resulting in aprox. 20,000 sf of Water Damage on 4 floors.  Personnel on site said it took them approximately 45 minutes to find the water shut off which is a big factor in why on sprinkler head cause so much damage. 

There are a couple of things to learn here.  First, is take your Drone outside to fly it.  Second, is Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin and ask about our Emergency Ready Program (ERP).   It's a mobile application for your Smart Phone that is designed to assist in a situation just like this.  We will assist with the install and add photos showing where all the shuts off are along with any important info you want your staff to know in the time of an Emergency. 

Link - SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program App 

This is a must have for all Commercial Proper Mangers, Maintenance Personnel and Engineers.   If they would have had us set them up with our ERP, they would been able to shut the water off within minutes.  A few swipes on their Smart Phone and they would have known exactly where to go for the water shutoff.   Tap one more button and they would have been on the phone with us directly. 

Give us a call, we will handle setting you up on our Emergency Ready Program.

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