A multifamily unit in downtown Los Angeles experienced major water loss when a connection joint failed on the 25th floor, flooding the entire building beneath. The water affected every apartment in addition to the corridors, stairways, recreation area, basement and elevators.
To properly dry out the building, the contents from every unit were removed. Residents were not permitted into the building, so ATI coordinated specific items for retrieval then packed out the remaining items of each unit. This included contents inventory, photo documenting, boxing all items with special care for breakables, removal from the building and transport to ATI’s storage warehouse.
Once contents were removed, commercial drying equipment was set up throughout the building to reduce the humidity and prevent secondary damage. Surfaces that were found to be wet during the initial moisture assessment were inspected for mold as a precautionary measure. After necessary demolition of affected areas, all surfaces were HEPA vacuumed and sanitized. An onsite industrial hygienist then inspected and approved the work.
ATI crews worked on the extremely labor-intensive project for 100 days and 100 nights to restore the apartments and the lives of their occupants.