Wagner Meters Rapid RH® Kit Survives Devastating Fire in Michigan

Carl Howard Fire - RH

Rogue River, OR (April 2013) – An early morning fire in July of 2012 left building and flooring inspector Carl Howard looking at a scene of total devastation where his business, ServiceMaster Absolute Home and Restoration Services in Mason, Michigan, used to stand.

As Howard searched through the cold rubble- where even the steel beams had collapsed from the intense heat- it seemed that the contents were a total loss. And then he came across his Rapid RH® Starter Kit case. The case was blackened from the smoke of the fire, but when he opened it, the contents of the case were all intact!

“I use the Wagner RH probes…as a flooring inspector,” says Howard, who also owns Central Michigan Inspection Services. The Rapid RH® Starter Kit comes in a sturdy case to withstand the rigors of job site conditions and is apparently capable of surviving much tougher conditions too. “We don’t recommend lighting the case on fire,” laughs Jason Spangler, Sales Manager-Flooring Division. “But we’re certainly glad to see that it has exceeded even our expectations for rugged construction.”

RHSpec Case after fire

Everything else deemed a complete loss.

Howard shared his story when he called to upgrade to the Rapid RH® 4.0 EX as part of moving forward with his business, which included an April 2013 ground-breaking ceremony for the new building. “We wish Carl every success as he rebuilds his business,” says Spangler. “He’s definitely a great example of why we think our customers are the best. And we’re sure his new building will stand strong on its Rapid RH® – tested foundation.”

To learn more about the accurate and reliable (and sturdily built) Rapid RH®, visit us at www.wagnermeters.com or call 1-800-634-9961 to locate your nearest distributor.

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