Anthony Iandoli, the owner of the Charlton Manor Rest Home in Charlton, MA recently faced a dilemma. He had been informed by a state inspector that the water suppression tank for the sprinkler system did not meet regulatory standards and they would have to replace it. Protecting the residents of the home was the first priority. How to do it most quickly and efficiently was the question.
CommTank, a Wakefield, MA based company that specializes in the removal and replacement of storage tanks was called to the scene. Upon inspection of the over forty year old partially buried pressurized water holding tank for the facility’s sprinkler system, CommTank found that the tank was corroded, but repairable. In the meantime, with no functioning fire protection at the facility, the fire department required a 24-hour fire watch, stationing a fire truck with a crew on site, providing an immediate, but costly, short-term solution paid for by Charlton Manor.
To mitigate this cost, CommTank obtained a 2,000-gallon pressure vessel, setting it up at the site. CommTank was able to work with Colby Fire Protection and the state inspector to quickly remedy the situation. Within 36 hours of diagnosing the problem, CommTank had worked with the sprinkler company to hook the system up to this temporary tank, removing the need for the fire watch. The old tank was then sandblasted, inspected, professionally lined with a two-part epoxy, inspected again and certified for use.
Charlton Manor owner Iandoli, who was very pleased with the solution to his dilemma, said, “If it wasn’t for CommTank, I don’t know what we would have done. A state inspector had informed us that the water suppression tank for our sprinkler system did not meet standards and we would have to replace it. CommTank arrived on the scene and after further inspection, was able to work with the Colby Fire Protection (commercial fire safety service) and the state inspector to remedy the situation. These guys are great. A specialty service without which, I don’t know where we would be.”
CommTank, founded in 1994 and located at 84 New Salem Street in Wakefield, MA, specializes in the removal and installation of above and underground storage tanks and site remediation, including emergency spill response, site assessment, excavation, and site closure.
CommTank’s services are available Monday through Saturday, with emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CommTank’s service area includes most areas of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine. For further information please visit www.commtank.com or call 1-800-628-8260.