Although the devastating Woolsey Fire in Southern California did not reach Oaks Christian School, ash deposits scattered inland by the Santa Ana winds affected the 500,000-square-foot, five-building campus.
The school was closed under a mandatory evacuation, and ATI was hired to ensure that the campus was clean and safe for classes to resume after the winter holidays. Approximately 130 to 140 remediation technicians worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, for three weeks to restore the entire school, inside and out, to perfect working order. In addition, 15 professionals worked through the night for an additional five weeks on the vast network of air ducts.
Pre- and post-work testing included random sampling of the structures for safe indoor air quality. At the close of the project, an industrial hygienist ensured high air quality and declared the buildings free of ash, allowing school to be back in session by the targeted date.