On top of chunks falling off the façade and fluids leaking into the underground parking garage, over the weekend there was a flood on the sixth floor of the Berks County Services Center building that also damaged the fourth and fifth floors. A broken water valve was the culprit. Damage is estimated at half a million dollars. $100,000 went specifically for the cleanup and $400,000 for the renovations the restore the building back to working order.
There are several hundred valves in the building that will be inspected after this disaster to hopefully avoid any repeats. Good idea!
Fortunately, insurance will pay all but $50,000 of the damage.