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Types of Commercial water damage

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water on the floor of an office building This is a building that had water damage from the floor where a pipe cracked.

Types of water damage in the commercial industry

Business owners usually think commercial water damage is caused by floods, massive rains, and storms. That’s often true. Weather events, storms, and flooding can shut down businesses and create major water damage in commercial buildings. Unfortunately, many business owners, commercial space renters, and entrepreneurs don’t think about and try to prevent other typical causes of water damage.   

Sprinkler systems

Some older office and retail buildings need to have updated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty, not well maintained, or in need of replacement. Many a time a poor sprinkler system has damaged commercial inventory and business assets and shut down businesses. Check your system to make sure that it’s not faulty or in need of repair or replacement.

Appliances and equipment

Restaurants and catering businesses sometimes suffer water damage from their appliances or equipment. But any business that has appliances or equipment that use water could suffer water damage. If an appliance fails and spews water across your commercial building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water damage emergency. 

Pipes and plumbing

Just like in a residential home, the plumbing system in a commercial business can fail. A broken pipe or faulty plumbing can result in major water damage in just a few hours. 

Sewer lines

Sewer backups are another cause of commercial water damage that surprises business owners. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated black water which can cause health issues and ruin products and office furnishings. 

Water Heaters

Water heaters in commercial buildings can crack or lose their seal because of high pressure. You want to make sure and follow the manufacturer's guidelines and flush your water heater regularly to make sure it is working properly.

When you experience water damage at your business, SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City will be there to help. Whether you are in Davenport, FL, or Winston, FL we will make it “like it never even happened”! 

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