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Working Together to Restore Fort Sill

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

Everyday, the three locations of SERVPRO Team Wall coordinate and interact in some capacity, but it’s only every so often that we can show off the power of our combined resources. Joining forces with SERVPRO Team Bowen, Team Wall’s three offices made the trip to historic military base, Fort Sill, in Oklahoma for one of our biggest jobs to date. Oklahoma and Texas were hit hard by the March deep freeze and Fort Sill needed our help in restoring their facilities after experiencing about 200 burst pipes.

What Is Fort Sill?

Perched atop 94,000 acres, Fort Sill is a National Historic Landmark and the country’s largest field artillery complex. Since its completion in 1869, Fort Sill has seen the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” and other important figures in American history. It is also the burial place of Chiricahua Apache religious and military leader, Geronimo. While Fort Sill is a base for the U.S. Army, it also hosts the Marine Corps. Therefore, our ability to restore the historic Fort Sill this March meant a lot to those who live and work at the base, as well as our country.

Combining Our Resources

Considering that this was one of the largest projects that SERVPRO Team Wall has ever undertaken, we had all the more reason to celebrate our success in helping Fort Sill get back on its feet. Before beginning work, our team gauged the volume of moisture in about 110 buildings on the base through the use of moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras. About 50 of these buildings had endured at least one burst pipe. To get the job done in an efficient and timely manner, Team Wall’s three locations combined our resources. On any given day, anywhere from 70 to 100 crew members were supervised by eight crews. Crew supervisors were needed to oversee both the demolition and drying processes, as well as monitor the long list of equipment that we utilized. From small format equipment to four tractor trailers carrying about 1,000 air movers and 200 dehumidifiers, our team pulled out all the stops to return Fort Sill to its preloss condition. Our crews remained at Fort Sill for 17 days, busy providing climate control, descants, dehumidifiers, and temporary power to six separate buildings at the same time. Our team had a long list of tasks to complete and lots of hard work ahead, but it was nothing that the power of our three locations combined couldn’t handle.

Trust SERVPRO Team Wall’s 3 Locations for Your Storm Needs

As we alluded to earlier, our three locations work together on a daily basis, forming a tight-knit community that can come together to tackle any challenge that is thrown our way. Not every job is as large-scale as the Fort Sill restoration, but we practice cooperation and provide assistance to our other offices every day. In the event that a storm, large or small, hits your neighborhood, SERVPRO of Harrisburg West is ready to help. Backed by Team Wall’s two other locations in Hunt Valley and Harford County and Metro Pittsburgh East, we’re equipped with the tools required to combat emergencies of any size. Call us today at (717) 510-6779 and be sure to check out our website for more information about the professional Storm and Flood Services that we offer, in addition to our Water Restoration Process and Mold Remediation and Restoration services.

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