Today marks 13 years since our nation was hit with the devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Our team at ServiceMaster extends our sympathies to the families and friends that were lost on that day, a day we will never forget. We are honored in having a hand at restoring the Pentagon after the attacks.
The Pentagon suffered great physical damage at the point of impact. Water damage from sprinklers and fire hoses affected adjoining areas, and smoke and soot quickly filled the 6.5 million square foot structure.
The Pentagon called ServiceMaster at 11:30 a.m. on September 11th. The ServiceMaster Recovery Management staff, dedicated to catastrophic disaster mitigation and restoration, was on the move by noon and was at the Pentagon by the morning of September 12th. At 8:30 a.m. that day, a crew of 50 ServiceMaster Clean technicians gathered in the Pentagon’s western parking lot. Supplies and over 240 people from ServiceMaster local offices were mobilizing up and down the East Coast and as far away as Michigan.
ServiceMaster was able to meet the needs of our Service personnel by working large crews 24 hours a day for over two months to restore the Pentagon.
We were proud to be the cleaning company they called in a time when all Americans were trying to find a way to help.