DKI Residential Case Studies

Memorial Day Weekend Flood Restoration in Tallahassee – The Tennyson

Residential Services


Tallahassee, FL

On Memorial Day weekend, the Tennyson, a prestigious condominium in downtown Tallahassee, experienced a flood from an HVAC supply line on the 12th floor. The areas affected included: 41 units, 8 hallways and 8 stairwells.


The property manager called the DKI Team, and within just 20 minutes, the mitigation project manager was onsite ready to assess the damages. Three DKI technicians arrived 40 minutes later, and within three hours of the initial call, the DKI Team was able to respond in full force with 12 team members, two trailers of equipment and several box trucks onsite. The following day, the DKI Team secured additional labor and assigned each technician a crew to continue the work from the night prior.

Unfortunately, during the process, the DKI Team encountered several hurdles:

First, they discovered that the majority of the units were secondary homes and were not currently occupied. So, the DKI Team worked closely with the property manager to inform those units’ owners of the damages and recovery process through email notifications, thoroughly explaining the situation and the recovery process. In order to keep the property manager involved and up-to-date, the DKI Team provided a live link to watch the progress of the loss in real time. Any activity on the loss was documented and available immediately via the link.

Next, while continuing the drying-out process, the DKI Team determined that the amount of equipment needed to properly dry out the entire complex was overwhelming the power system. In order to sufficiently complete this process, the DKI Team had to bring in electrical tradesmen who could set up power distribution boxes to run the equipment. This allowed the entire drying process to be completed within just seven days.

Regardless of the complications they experienced along the way, the DKI Team was able to partner with the property manager and provide streamlined communication throughout, resulting in expedited and efficient mitigation and reconstruction. They worked day and night including during the holiday weekend to successfully complete the job, and reconstruction for the common areas was completed within two and a half weeks.