Crews are cleaning up a big mess at Lynnwood High School after several pipes burst over the winter break.
Six classrooms and three offices have damage from water that pooled on the floor – about an inch or so in most spots. It was discovered on Friday morning.
“The Capital Projects, custodial, maintenance crews and contractor did an amazing job addressing the issue immediately, which prevented the damage from being worse. They should be commended for their efforts,” said DJ Jakala, Edmonds School District spokesperson.
Jakala said they’re using fans to dry out the walls before they replace the Sheetrock. In the meantime they’ve had to get creative with finding space for the students. Temporary classrooms have been set up on the theater stage, library, bio-tech room and a flex area. It will be at least two weeks before the students can move back to the classrooms.
There’s no word yet on what caused the pipes to break and district officials did not want to speculate. The building opened in 2009.
“Engineers who installed the system are evaluating and investigating to ensure we pinpoint the exact cause of what triggered the leaks. All systems in the building have been looked at and of course every step will be taken to prevent this from happening again,” said Jakala.