Water damage in a commercial building has more consequences than residential flooding. When you have commercial water damage, you are more than likely going to lost money on repairing the damages as well as shutting your doors until those damages are taken care of. This is why it is so important to avoid any water damage possible in your commercial building. Luckily, there are several things that can be done so that you can hopefully avoid it. Disaster Services is here to share our best tips to help you avoid water damage in your commercial building.
How Do You Prevent Water Damage in Commercial Building Ceilings, Walls & Floors
Disaster Services has put together a guide that will hopefully share some tips with you that can help in protecting your commercial building against water damage. Here is what you need to do.
– Know Main Water Shut Off Valve: You need to know where this ever important valve is so that if there is ever any need, you know how to shut off the water into the building and stop any flooding that is happening. If you don’t know where this valve is, you may find that you are panicking during a water emergency as you scramble to find it.
– Insulate Exposed Pipes: There are pipes outside that should always be insulated. If there are pipes that are exposed and not insulated, you run the risk of a burst pipe when the temperature gets below freezing. It is worth taking the time to make sure all pipes have the insulation that they need.
– Heat Building to Avoid Frozen Pipes: It can be tempting to save a few bucks and turn off the heat when you’re not in the building. There are probably only people inside the building during certain hours during the day, after all. This can prove to be costly though. Without the heat, you run the risk of frozen pipes inside your building that could burst and cause a lot of damage. Turn the heat down, but always leave it on.
– Gutter Cleaning: The gutter system on the outside of your building is extremely important. You want to make sure they are working as they should. Have them cleaned and checked for any potential problems that could cost you more in water damage.
– Repair Roof Leaks: You need to make sure the roof on your building is in good condition as well. Check it regularly for any signs that there are leaks. If there is debris on top of it, have it cleaned off before you end up with damage to the roof. You need to know what roof damage looks like too so that it can be fixed if you notice a problem.
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If you have water damage in your commercial building, you can rely on Disaster Services to help you get everything restored and put back together. If you notice water damage, call us as quickly as possible so that we can take care of it before mold starts to grow. Call us today!