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Be Wary of Water Damage in Your San Rafael Business

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

At any time, water damage can occur. Water overflow can result from a variety of sources, including plumbing leaks and malfunctioning or broken appliances, and it can be extremely damaging if not addressed quickly. Understand the warning signs and be aware of the common reasons for water damage and what you can do about them to prevent common dangers including mold growth, foundational concerns, and flooding caused by water damage. The following are some of the most typical causes of water damage that can occur in your commercial property:

  1. Damaged and Leaky Pipes

Water damage can be caused by pressure variations, freezing temperatures, and deteriorating water supply lines and sewer drains. Water stains, bulging walls, a musty odor, and cracked or missing tiles are all signs of water damage.

  1. Damaged Windows

Water damage can be caused by broken windowpanes and damaged or fractured seals around windows.

  1. Roof Leaks

Ceilings can be ruined by a leaking roof, which can also lead to mold and mildew growth. If exposed to water from a roof leak, attic wiring can become a fire hazard. A roof leak’s multidimensional nature makes immediate restoration and repair essential.

  1. Issues with the Foundation

Water damage to the foundation can also be caused by clogged gutters and insufficient drainage systems.

  1. Clogs in the Sewage System

Pungent odors, gurgling noises in sewer pipes, and overflowing toilets are all signs of a sewage obstruction. A sewage leak is extremely dangerous to your employees and customers health and requires prompt professional assistance.

  1. Sprinkler system leaks

Commercial fire sprinkler leaks are common and necessitate constant monitoring. Standing water, bulging and warped drywall, saturated carpeting, a musty odor, and visible mold are all signs of sprinkler leaks.

  1. Failures of the HVAC System

Water damage from an HVAC system might be caused by a clogged condensate drainpipe or a defective condensate pump.

Steps to Prevent a Commercial Water Damage Disaster

Taking the necessary measures to prevent water damage can save businesses from costly repairs and business interruption in the future.

  1. Schedule facilities inspections on a regular basis.
  2. Make a proactive, preventative maintenance investment.
  3. Establish a reliable flood warning system and a flood-response plan.
  4. Purchase enough property damage insurance, including flood insurance, before a disaster or emergency strikes.

Anyone experiencing or suspecting water damage can contact SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito, for an evaluation of the damage. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration of water damage. Our staff has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle all restoration and cleaning needs and provides 24-hour emergency service.

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