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Where to Find Water Loss in Your Commercial Building | SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

Water emergencies can be a huge roadblock for businesses. It only takes a small amount of water to put your business on hold and create an expensive mess that needs to be repaired.

Because business owners have so much to do in a single workday, it can be difficult to detect water damage before it has left its mark. The best way to stay on top of your water damage prevention efforts is by knowing exactly where to spot water damage before it escalates into a disaster.

3 Common Sources

Routinely inspect these vulnerable areas around the workplace to save you and your commercial team both time and money:

1. The roof. Roof leaks can occur out of nowhere after a severe storm or due to a tiny leak that grows over time. Rook leakage can be especially damaging since it can go undetected until it finally reveals itself, so consistent upkeep is vital. Be sure to schedule a routine inspection, and clean your gutters of debris following a nasty weather event.

2. Bathrooms. Around 15% of commercial water damage starts from a tiny puncture along toilet and sink pipes. Since you can’t be everywhere at once, assign several team members to keep an eye on your workplace bathrooms. That way, if a problem emerges, you can respond quickly before it worsens.

3. Water heaters/HVAC/boilers. Equipment that is connected to a water line can lead to water damage when clogs or malfunctions occur. Look out for standing water near your HVAC systems and monitor your business’s water pressure. These are all early signs of water damage that should be taken care of before it is too late.

Take Preventive Steps

Water damage can be a chaotic mess for the entire workplace, but quick action will help you keep everything under control. Prevention is easy as long as you stay on top of your safeguarding efforts.

Building a prevention strategy can help you and your team respond quickly and effectively when things go haywire. Teaming up with our crew at SERVPRO of West Forsyth County to establish an Emergency Ready Plan is another way to ensure your response to a disaster is organized.

Time is of the essence when water damage emerges, so be sure to react with speed and urgency. Jump into action to get the emergency under control, and contact us so we can pick up where you left off. Our specialists can rapidly respond to protect your business from further destruction.

Experienced water damage in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly. 336-946-1131.

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