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Water pipe bursts at United Way building

December 9, 2010
TACOMA, WA — A thawed sprinkler pipe flooded another historic downtown building during the Thanksgiving week cold snap, according to The News Tribune.
Most of the damage was on the fourth floor, but water did affect perimeter sheetrock and the elevators'' electrical panels, the article noted.
ServiceMaster of Greater Tacoma came to the 120-year-old structure almost immediately to begin removing standing water and water-damaged material, then set up dehumidifiers and large fans, the article stated.
According to the article, building owner George Webb hired Adjusters International to work with his insurance company and to conduct water migration and environmental studies at the building.
"We''re not experts in water damage, so we''ve engaged some experts," Webb said.
"I think we’re in good hands. We share the community''s concern, and we want to assure people we''re moving forward on determining the damage," Webb added.
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