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Multi-Story Retail Space


Winter Storm Uri brought a severe freeze that caused a 1 inch fire suppression line to break on the third floor of a large retail space. The break released water into the space for approximately 6-8 hours. Target Solutions was called in when the damage was discovered. 

After arriving on the scene, the Target team began mitigation efforts by extracting all standing water, then removing all affected drywall. In total, 30,000 square feet of hardwood floors and 10,000 square feet of partition walls were removed as a result of the extensive water damage. Drying of the facility took nearly 3 weeks due to the saturation level and building components. The alternative would be to rebuild, which would have been costly and resulted in a much longer business interruption. Multiple vendors, tenants, and personal contents were affected. Target Solutions coordinated with affected tenants to ensure that their expectations were met during the mitigation process. 


  • Water extraction
  • Hardwood floor removal
  • Demolition
  • Dehumidifier placement
  • Air scrubber and air mover placement
  • Moisture mapping and monitoring
  • Debris removal
  • Temporary emergency power


  • 90,000 square feet over 3 floors were restored
  • Property owner emphasized that Target’s interventions significantly reduced the physical, emotional & financial impact of the event
  • This project was one of the largest water mitigation and dry-out jobs caused by the storm in the state of Texas
  • 500 air movers, 100 air scrubbers, 3 desiccant dehumidifers & 2 generators were quickly deployed
  • Our successful drying efforts prevented the owner from having to remove & replace the building’s extensive exposed wood structures