In September of 2011 heavy snowpack caused the Mississippi River to overflow the banks of its river in multiple locations. Vidalia Louisiana happened to be one of those places – and the City’s Convention Center became a victim of that flooding. Mold remediation began Monday, July 11, 2011 – Project had to be completed by Tuesday, July 26, 2011City has largest convention of year scheduled for the first weekend in August

  • High waters from the Mississippi River flooded roughly 12,000 square feet of this facility
  • Reconstruction was done by the City before the structure was completely dry
  • Officials at the convention center suspected that there might be a problem due to this
  • Eagle Environmental was contracted by the engineering firm at that point to conduct sampling on the building
  • The samples came back with elevated levels of spores IN PORTIONS OF the building

United Fire & Water Damage performed the Mold Remediation work required at the Convention Center.

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The Convention Center lies at the foot of the bridge connecting Natches MS and Vidalia LA

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Hesko basket were filled with sand in an attempt to prevent water from entering the building – the baskets did help to divert the majority of the overflowed river.

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Another image of the Hesko baskets surrounding the Convention Center.

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A view from inside of the Convention Center.

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UFW was contracted through a bid process to remove the moldy sheet rock, and to remediate the entire facility.

UFW was responsible for setting up containment, cleaning the HVAC system, and to prevent cross contamination of the un affected areas of the building

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Containment was set to avoid cross contamination of the HVAC system.

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The south side of the Convention Center was largely unaffected by the rising water so crews from United Fire & Water placed containment between the affected and unaffected areas to prevent cross contamination.

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The affected areas of the building were then placed under negative pressure.

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Contaminated air was first filtered using HEPA filtration and then forced outside of the building.

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At that point the actual mold remediation work began.

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Our crews removed moldy drywall and other materials to start

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Our crews removed moldy drywall and other materials to start

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Our crews removed moldy drywall and other materials to start

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Our crews removed moldy drywall and other materials to start

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Airscrubbers were place and run using static pressure during the remediation project to help with dust control and to help capture any airborne mold.

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Airscrubbers were place and run using static pressure during the remediation project to help with dust control and to help capture any airborne mold. Mold Remediation – Vidalia Convention Center

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Airscrubbers were place and run using static pressure during the remediation project to help with dust control and to help capture any airborne mold.

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Demo is complete in this photo – we have also cleaned all of the structure except for the floor and air space.

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Floor cleaning process with auto scrubber – Mold Remediation – Vidalia Convention Center

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Floors are completely cleaned – Airscrubbers were run 72 hours after cleaning efforts were complete to insure that air quality was acceptable. Mold Remediation – Vidalia Convention Center

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Eagle Environmental was contracted to perform third party post remediation assessment – United Fire & Water passed all testing, and the Convention Center was opened for business on schedule!!