Water damage is a serious concern for business owners, no matter the type of business or its location. Practically all commercial properties are vulnerable to water damage, and the costs can be nauseating as water damage insurance claims average at least a few thousand dollars per incident. A bit of awareness and mindfulness accompanied by preventative measures can end up saving your business a lot in the short-run and long-term. In this brief article brought to you by Tidal Wave Restoration, we review some of the top causes of commercial water damage. We hope understanding these common sources helps you take steps in preventing unnecessary water damage.
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Arguably the biggest threat of water damage comes from neglected plumbing pipes, fixtures, and appliances.
Though accidental damage is certainly cause for concern, a lot of water damage caused by plumbing is due to lack of maintenance. For instance, corroded pipes and worn connections or pipe joints can cause leaks. A single drip per second can total over 2,000 gallons of water through the year! Imagine all of that water seeping through walls, support structures, and the foundation of your building. Eventually, that leak is going to turn into a burst pipe. Stay ahead of the curve by scheduling routine maintenance, periodic inspections, and timely repair.
Improper usage is another concern. Sadly, many customers, clients, and guests will not be as gentle with your property as they would be with their own property. Others simply don’t know any better. For instance, toilets can clog and start overflowing if people flush anything and everything. You can avoid headaches by conveniently placing small trash bins next to toilets and emptying them regularly.
Water is an incredible element that can make its way into your property through the smallest cracks and crevices. Rainwater and even moisture and humidity can squeeze through improperly or poorly sealed windows and doors. Just a little bit of condensation and organic material such as wood or drywall can be enough for mold and mildew to proliferate. Regularly inspect these entry points to make sure there are no gaps. Caulk small cracks and replace or fortify worn seals without delay.
Wind, hail, snow, and even pesky rodents can tear away at your roof – and they will. Though the average roof has a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, they must be regularly inspected and repaired as accidental damage and regular wear and tear will take their toll. Replace damaged shingles and make sure gutters are kept clean and free of debris if you want to avoid a leaking roof. These are investments worth making!
Tidal Wave Restoration is a reputable business with over three decades of experience providing water damage restoration services in Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Call us any time to speak with a live representative and schedule a flexible appointment or request an emergency dispatch to your commercial property today. Our uniformed specialists are ready when you are.