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How to Avoid Water Damage in Your Business

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can be absolutely devastating to any business. Which is why it is crucial to understand what needs to be done in order to help prevent anything from happening to your business.

Sprinkler malfunction is a very common cause of water damage in commercial buildings. While fire suppression systems obviously contribute greatly to the safety of those inside a building, if they are not properly inspected and maintained you increase your risk of them malfunctioning which could cause a lot of water damage in your building.

Be sure to regularly have the roof of your business inspected for any damage or leaks, especially after big storms. If you do find damage to the roof it is imperative to act quickly to mitigate any further damage to your property. SERVPRO can help with this by installing a tarp on your roof while you wait for repairs to happen, to help shield the inside of your business from the elements.

Plumbing is another large cause of many commercial water losses. It is important to stay aware of the condition of your plumbing including the materials used, as well as when the system was installed. Regular maintenance and inspection can tell you if your pipes are damaged or corroded before serious problems arise.

While preventative measures are always better than having to deal with the costs and problems involved in water damage remediation, if you do need assistance with any kind of water damage, our professional teams are here to help.

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