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Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Your business is at its best when it is fully operational! Water damage can put your employees and customers at risk and can force you to shut down normal operations. When not handled quickly, efficiently, and professionally, this could lead your business to close for extended periods of time. One way to help your business stay ahead of water damage is identifying some common causes and addressing them, before disaster hits.

  • Improperly sealed exterior windows, doors, garages, etc…
    • When exterior exits to a building are not properly sealed, water can find its way in. Even in small amounts, water left unchecked can lead to mold growth and damage to wood or drywall
  • HVAC
    • Heating and cooling your business is essential to running a successful business day. But when HVAC systems are not properly maintained, ducts can clog or wear down. This could lead to leaks and water damage inside of the walls and ceiling.
  • Pipes
    • A broken pipe can lead to very serious water damage to any building. Deterioration, pressure changes, and freezing temperatures can all lead to a broken pipe. In addition to the obvious mold issue of untreated water damage, plumbing issues can also lead to unsafe environments.

The Columbia and Greene County areas are seeing significantly low temperatures for the foreseeable future which can accelerate damage to HVAC systems, exterior windows, doors, and especially pipes. It is important to routinely check your commercial building to make sure your business isn’t affected by major water damage this winter. In the unfortunate event that disaster hits your business, give the professionals SERVPRO of Columbia and Greene Counties at (518)943-5005 any time, 24/7 to help you get your business back up and running… “Like it never even happened.”

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