Now that we are getting back to the office after a long year, more people will mean more water running through the building. And odds are that there could be more water damage to your commercial space. Consider some of the following facts:
If your facility has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever-present danger. Even equipment that is not related to your work carries risk: air conditioners, water heaters, kitchen equipment. If that leak happens during off hours, you could be looking at major damage.
Make sure you’re checking your roof regularly. If your drainage isn’t working effectively, you can quickly get in trouble. Every inch of water weighs in at around five pounds. Over time, this can cause incredible strain and lead to leaks. A leaky roof can cause ceiling damage, mold or mildew issues, fire hazards from shortened wires, and compromised structural integrity.
Broken pipes can stem from many reasons, such as changes in pressure, deteriorated water supply lines and sewer drains, and cold weather (freezing temperature can cause pipes to burst). Bulging walls, water stains on walls or floors, cracked or loose tiles, and musty smell – these are all signs of damaged pipes. It is not always a deluge, if a crack develops, it could dump 250 gallons of water per day on your facility.
And clogged sewers are a lot more dangerous. Sewer water contains bacteria and other pathogens that cause illnesses and infections. If you see signs of sewage damage, such as gurgling sounds or water backing up out of the drain or toilet, you should call water damage and restoration professional immediately.
Other causes of water damage in commercial buildings are leaks in sprinkler systems. Signs of sprinkler leaks include wet surfaces like drywall and carpets, presence of mold and mildew, and standing water. Regularly inspect your sprinkler systems for leaks, rust and moisture.
Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding can wreak havoc on your building. Keeping your gutters clear, installing barriers and storing sensitive files and electronics at a higher level are all things you can do to keep the damage minimal.
HVAC systems work by heating or cooling the air through a series of ducts. Over time, these ducts wear out and get damaged, resulting in leaks. The HVAC system needs to be cleaned regularly and the excess water from the condensation reservoirs has to be removed to prevent water damage.
Catastrophes can strike your commercial building at any moment – day or night. Not only does it damage the structure of the building, it can also disrupt business operations. Dry Pros experts are committed to helping you and your business recover after a property disaster.
If you have experienced water damage in your North Georgia commercial space, Dry Pros will respond immediately with a full team and resources. They will dive in to salvage your floors, walls, and possessions from additional water damage. When you hire Dry Pros, not only do you get exceptional service, you get peace of mind as well.