Fire Alarm and Water Leak Update
Posted By on March 11, 2017
Dear Park Blvd. West residents,
At approximately 7:50 P.M. on March 11, a fire alarm sounded. The cause of the alarm was excessive dust caused during restoration efforts underway on the first floor of Building 1.
The owner of the restoration company has promised that his crew will increase ventilation fans in order to reduce dust in the hallway (which is where the alarm was activated). He will also be onsite for the remainder of the work in the hallway to make sure dust does not reach concentrated levels.
Also, it has come to my attention by some in the community that I have not communicated enough during this latest crisis, and for that I apologize. This last week was my first official week as the Association’s General Manager, and while I have been tirelessly working to have the 10 units affected, restored; I realize it is equally important to keep everyone else up to date on the progress and details that follow this kind of event.
Therefore, in order to bring everyone current, please see the below timeline of information regarding the water leak:
• March 7th, at 2:40 P.M. an alarm sounded throughout the entire building of Park Blvd. West due to a sprinkler pipe break, that resulted in 13 affected units (10 severely).
• Water caused additional damage to smoke detectors on floor 1, that resulted in subsequent false alarms.
• Both the original broken pipe and damaged detectors have been repaired.
• XYG Services began water remediation within 45 minutes of the initial leak and were able to access all of the units flooded in order to prevent further damage from occurring to the building.
• Due to the severity of the water leak, most of the residents on the first floor of Building 1, have been displaced, in order for repairs to be made to their units.
• An insurance claim has been filed on behalf of the association and the homeowners affected, with the intention of subrogating against the company responsible for the initial sprinkler pipe repair.
Again, I am sorry for the inconvenience the fire alarms have been causing, and will do everything in my power to prevent false alarms, as well as expedite the restoration process.
I wish my first interactions with you all were under more positive circumstances, but I am hopeful that you will see my devotion in the face of difficulty to the well-being of your property and community.
With sincerest regards,