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Jarvis emergency response cleaning up large commercial office building flood

Jarvis Emergency Service team was dispatched on Sunday evening to a large commercial office building in Southeastern Michigan following a small fire. The fire activated the buildings fire suppression system and resulted in flooding affecting three stories of the building and over 180,000 square feet of office space. Jarvis emergency services responded with eight water extraction vehicles to begin removing the excess water and initiate a clean up plan for the building. The water extraction process lasted all night with personnel working around the clock.The fire started on the third floor of the office building and caused minimal fire and smoke damage. A majority of the damage caused resulted from the water suppression system which effectively extinguished the fire without substantial structural damages to the property. There are numerous photos of the water damage restoration process featured below. The large square footage affected by the flooding requires specialized equipment to assist with the structural drying. You can see a demonstration of the use of desiccant humidifiers which are feeding warm air into tubes that are channeled to the inside of the office building. The tubes then disburse the warm air into long plastic chambers (lay flat process) which have slits to push the warm air into the building assisting with speeding up the drying process.

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