Having a commercial building comes with a lot of responsibilities. Any major damage can be devastating to a business owner who has to deal with the emergency, clean up the damage, and reopen up their business as soon as possible. Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters or even minor leaks can lead to major problems. Water can leak into walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings, and other areas of the building.
Causes of commercial water damage
Commercial water damage restorations are sometimes more complex than residential ones. It depends on the size and the structure of the facility, the amount of damage, space, etc. it usually requires an intensive approach. Here we will count some of the most common causes of water damage in commercial properties.
Damaged roof. Roof damage can be caused by improper maintenance or extreme weather. This will result in leaking water that may cause other damages to the building’s structure and the appearance of mould in the walls.
Damaged windows. Another common reason for commercial water damage is window damage. When they are not properly installed and sealed, they will allow moisture and water to seep into the walls. This will create mould and damage to the wood and more.
Damaged pipes and sewer clogs. Broken pipes are often a result of cold weather, changes in water pressure, and sewer drains. Sewer water contains bacteria and when in contact, can cause illnesses and infections. Do not neglect the signs of sewer clogging. Inspect regularly to prevent damage.
HVAC problems. Ventilation systems work by heating and cooling the air through some ducts. These ducts wear out over time and if not regularly cleaned, they will leak and cause more damage.
Weather or natural disasters. Hurricanes, storms, floods, and more, can cause severe damage to your property, including water damage. Of course, you can’t prevent natural disasters, but you can prevent the amount of damage done to the property by taking some steps to make sure the building is in good shape and prepared for these kinds of events. Install proper drainage systems and clean often any debris and blockage and always make sure to have a disaster response plan ready.
You need to start maintaining the water system so you can keep your facility protected against water damage. Get into the habit of inspecting once in a while certain elements throughout your building like plumbing lines and drains, or if necessary, have an expert do the inspection for safer answers.
Create an emergency plan associated with a list of phone numbers of the approved and licensed emergency expert companies. Purchase an insurance policy for flood and water damage. By doing all these steps, if any emergency occurs, it won’t be as scary as it sounds and soon you will be able to get back to business.
Why CPR24 Restoration Service is the right company
Properly trained, licensed and certified technicians help to ensure that your home or business will be efficiently and expertly dried and restored. CPR24 Restoration is a water damage restoration company in Toronto with a long experience and with a qualified team. We use the best equipment and the last technology to help you. If your commercial facility has been affected by water damage and you are looking for a company that can remediate the damage and restore your building, feel free to call our 24/7 customer support service at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an e-mail to [email protected].