On January 2, 2013, Bay Area DKI successfully assisted the Bank of America Plaza building with water restoration following a major pipe leak on the 15th floor of the 42-story building. Employees were headed back to work early that morning after a holiday break for the New Year when the pipe burst.
The water burst into elevator shafts and quickly reached down to the basement of the building. The property had to be closed due to a lack of restroom plumbing and air conditioning. Besides the bank, the tower’s tenants included other businesses, law offices, and the Tampa Club.
Within 35 minutes, Bay Area DKI responded with four crews, a project manager and four fully-equipped trucks. Since the bank had to remain open during business hours, Bay Area DKI worked early in the morning to remove the restoration equipment to keep it out of the way of employees and customers.
Using 15 air scrubbers, 70 dehumidifiers and 120 air movers throughout the building Bay Area DKI facilitated a speedy restoration and reduced any negative impact that the building closure had on Bank of America Plaza.
The building management was impressed they were able to re-open so quickly. Even the Tampa Club located on the building’s top two floors, which serves meals to private members including many of Tampa’s business and political leaders, was back to business. By 7:00 a.m. the next morning, elevators were back in working condition.