Moisture Remediation of a Large HVAC Rooftop Unit

Hospital Facility, Spokane, Washington 

Fulcrum was retained by the owner of a large medical facility to provide professional services associated with water impact and subsequent damage to a large roof mounted heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. The HVAC unit was placed as part of a new construction projection that provided critical care services at the facility. The water intrusion occurred as a result of steam line that failed during testing and initial use and resulted to water impact to the inner insulation layers of the HVAC unit. Remediation efforts required the field disassembly of interior sound attenuation surface finishes to access, remove, and replace glass fiber insulation and other porous materials.

Working with the hospital’s selected contractor, a highly respected contractor experienced in hospital control measures but inexperienced in moisture and mold remediation, Fulcrum guided the project through identification, remediation, and restoration. The HVAC unit provided service to a critical service area of the facility and was absolutely necessary to enable the newly constructed area to open as scheduled while eliminating the potential for impact to the sensitive patient population. Aggressive response actions by all parties and expedited replacement for damaged components enabled the newest area of the medical facility to open to patient use following a final terminal cleaning. 

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207 West Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
p: 509.459.9220

406 North 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
p: 509.574.0839