Disaster Response and Recovery
In response to a flood event at a location of a well-known grocery store chain throughout the northeastern United States, Hillmann Consulting, LLC was tasked with the cleanup and mold mitigation of the site. By utilizing the experience gained from our post-Hurricane Katrina work, we developed protocols to get the 60,000SF grocery store cleaned out and ready for re-occupancy.
To accomplish the remediation, direct read moisture meters, thermometers, and RH meters were used for the duration of the project with moisture, mold, bacteria, and asbestos being the primary concerns. Mold guidelines and standards were applied to all areas of the project during the remediation phase.
The work was conducted on an emergency basis. The time we spent on-site to direct remediation efforts was critical in the early stages of this project. Meetings were held with local and state agencies in the early planning stages to allow everyone to provide input to the plan for the remediation. Efforts were made to salvage the store contents but potential exposure to bacteria and mold required the entire contents of the store to be disposed of. A new grocery store is scheduled to be completed end of 2010.