Common Culprits of Commercial Water Damage
Water damage is a major issue for businesses, and at its worst, it can cause the workplace to close for an extended period of time. Besides being a commercial disruptor, water can also lead to extensive damage that will only escalate with time.
The task of preventing water damage in commercial buildings can be overwhelming for business owners, but mitigation is simple if you know where to start! You can keep business running smoothly by being aware of the primary causes of commercial water damage.
Keep a consistent eye on these vulnerable areas and you’ll be able to keep water from leaving an expensive mess on your hands:
1. The roof. Roof leaks can occur suddenly after a severe storm or slowly over time. Small leaks can start up high, where you wouldn’t notice them, and slowly drip down to your workplace. To keep your roof in good condition, maintain your gutters and schedule a routine inspection to repair any wear and tear.
2. Bathrooms. Around 15% of water emergencies in the workplace are caused by tiny leaks around toilets and sink pipes. Keep an eye on your bathrooms by assigning a few teammates to monitor for any problems. That way, if trouble arises without your knowledge, they’ll be able to spot it before it gets worse.
3. Water heaters/HVAC/boilers. If your equipment is connected to a water line, leaks can become a common problem in these areas. Standing water around your HVAC system or an increase in water pressure indicates a leak that should be addressed immediately.
Water damage can be a disaster in every sense of the word, but prevention is simple if you know how to act quickly. Planning ahead is the best way to keep everything running smoothly and avoid total destruction.
Constructing a safeguarding strategy should be the first thing you do as you work to protect your building from a costly emergency. SERVPRO of New Center/Highland Park can also help make your response to disaster a little more organized by setting you up with an Emergency Ready Plan!
A swift reaction could save your company from costly repairs and unplanned downtime. Handle your water emergencies quickly, and if you’re left with damage, contact us right away. We can restore your losses and get you back to the grindstone!