Water/Flood Damage Restoration For Missoula County Schools

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Project Type: Water/Flood Damage
Building Type: Educational Facility
Contact: DKI Commercial Solutions
Date of Loss: December 2015 - January 2016


On an early Sunday morning, a Frenchtown School District employee arrived at Frenchtown Junior High and High School to discover a leak. A pipe in the boiler room had broken, spilling more than 1,200 gallons of water per minute throughout the school.


DKI was called onsite to begin flood damage restoration services. When the team arrived, they began damage assessment, water extraction, and the dry-out process. Because of the large scope of loss, the team had to bring in other flood clean up resources and large equipment across the state from their Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena offices.

By Monday, more than 150 air movers were spread throughout the building to help dry the floors. A Layflat desiccant drying application was installed and hung from the ceiling in the hallways to direct dry air inside and wet air outside. In offices and classrooms, items were stacked on top of desks, and students’ locker belongings were boxed up so DKI could remove the lockers and drywall behind them to test for moisture.

Overall, 50,000 square feet of damages were caused which affected the gymnasiums, multiple classrooms, and walls throughout the building. Work was completed only two and a half weeks after classes resumed. Frenchtown School District was very satisfied with the flood restoration service work performed by DKI, and the follow up a couple of months later.