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Keep Water Damage From Hurting Your Business

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

It can happen to anyone. It can come from a broken pipe, a sprinkler malfunction or an overflowing toilet, water damage can be inconvenient and costly. It could cause harm not only to your building but to electronics and furniture as well.

How Can Commercial Water Damage Happen?

Water damage can be devastating to a company. The following list outlines some of the most common ways your building can suffer from a water disaster: 

• A storm causing flooding.
• A toilet in the restroom leaked overnight.
• A broken pipe or water main flooded the building.
• A fire sprinkler system went off, causing an indoor rainstorm all over the office.

What Can Get Damaged Indoors With Flooding?

It only takes inches of water covering the floor to cause costly damage to carpets and walls. Give it some time, it will invite mold and wood rot. Furniture and expensive office equipment can be ruined. In severe flooding, the water may seep into the walls and damage electrical wires.

Dealing with the Aftermath of Commercial Water Damage:

First step in your plan of action, should be to address the water damage as soon as possible. SERVPRO® of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade & Hancock Counties can get started on preventing mold, cleaning soaked carpets, and restoring waterlogged surfaces. Contacting your insurance company for information on flood and water damage coverage, should be the next step taken.

Can You Prevent Water Damage?

In some cases, you can minimize damage. Regularly have your plumbing and fire sprinklers inspected and maintained to prevent leaks and busted pipes. If a major storm is approaching, prepare by placing sandbags around entrances and moving important documents and computers to a safe place. Install a water shut-off valve under your water heaters. Unfortunately, not all disasters can be prevented, but these tips can minimize severe damage. 

Don’t let a broken pipe or toilet overflow disrupt your productivity. When you take swift action to prevent or address a flood, your water damage experts may be able to help you avoid a costly emergency and keep your business—not burst pipes—running smoothly.

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