Keep Water Damage Away From Your Commercial Property | SERVPRO® of Allen
Water is a common cause of commercial property damage. If you are a business owner, you know all too well what even a little water where it shouldn’t be could do to your property! Water damage can be costly to recover from, so it is important to investigate issues quickly to prevent a large-scale disaster.
The more you know about where common water issues begin, the better you can be at protecting your business and employees from an extended closure.
<h3common-areas-for-water-problems">Three Common Areas for Water Problems
You never want to close your business unnecessarily! Stay in control of your business operations by understanding the areas of your business that are prone to water damage. Have your maintenance crew check these spaces often to catch a problem as it emerges.
1. The roof. Roof leaks can happen slowly over time, or they can occur all at once due to something like a fallen tree or flying debris. If water gets into your attic, it can slowly leak down your walls and infiltrate your entire building. Have someone regularly get on your roof to look for damage, especially after a strong storm or windy day.
2. Bathrooms. Our toilets and sinks utilize water every day, so it is no surprise that a large amount of water troubles start here! In fact, commercial bathroom issues account for nearly 15% of water loss troubles in businesses across the country. If you have many bathrooms or a large building, have someone prioritize checking your pipes and fixtures at least once a month to catch any issues.
3. Water heaters/HVAC/boilers. Our utility rooms are responsible for all of the behind the scenes work for your business! These appliances keep your air comfortable and water warm, so taking care of them is crucial. If you notice any loose pipe fittings, clogged drains or mysterious puddles on the floor, investigate right away. A faulty appliance could lead to a widespread water disaster.
<h3steps-to-take">Action Steps to Take
Take matters into your own hands to stop these water disasters from occurring. Barring natural disaster or severe storms, many different water damage scenarios are actually preventable if you prioritize routine maintenance and inspections.
The first thing you should do is create a maintenance plan that outlines all of the work that needs to be done in your building. This can ensure every pipe and plumbing system is maintained and fixed as needed.
Another great way to support your business is to create an Emergency Ready Plan with your friends at SERVPRO of Allen! We can help create an outline for what to do following a disaster, making the whole concept feel a little less overwhelming.
We know you care about your business, and we do, too! In addition to being proactive and understanding what areas of your building to prioritize, know that we are always here for you. If you suffer a water disaster or even just a small amount of damage, our team will be there right away to help you fully recover.
Experienced water damage in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.