Case Studies


Pontiac School District


Eleven schools make up the Pontiac School District in Michigan. In January 2014, frozen pipes burst under pressure and flooded the school district. Flooding caused catastrophic water damage to several facilities, including a high school, elementary school, and technology center. The flooding further overwhelmed the facility boiler — a malfunction that severely obstructed the HVAC systems, requiring auxiliary ventilation and heat. 

Signal’s experienced Rapid Response Team quickly worked to complete water extraction, dehumidification, and reconstruction services. We were able to complete all the needed reconstruction to allow for classes to resume as quickly as possible. Our team was able to exceed the school districts expectations, successfully delivering results in record time.


  • Total area of impact: 500,000 square feet 

  • Extracted water throughout multiple facilities 

  • Removed and inventoried all affected materials 

  • Provided auxiliary power to maintain facility operations 

  • Provided temporary HVAC and heat due to the facility boiler malfunction 

  • Treated and restored all affected materials 

  • Reconstructed all affected classrooms and rebuilt all administrative spaces