Water Damage Strikes your Commercial Property.
Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a winter storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Water damage in a commercial can potentially prevent you from conducting business as normal and it may put the safety and health everyone using the building at risk. If you find signs of water damage, it is vital that you act right away by calling SERVPRO ® of Kirksville is here to help. ®
Common causes of water damage in commercial structures are:
In many commercial buildings, water damage is caused by windows that are not properly sealed. If windows are damaged, it can cause moisture to seep inside. This can trigger many issues, including warped drywall and wood along with potential mold growth. Regularly resealing the windows is crucial because caulk may breakdown as time passes.
Issues related to broken pipes can be caused by an array of issues. They can occur because of changes in pressure, cold weather, and deteriorated sewer drains and water supply lines. Some of the signs of damaged pipes in your building include:
- Musty odors
- Loose tiles
- Cracked tiles
- Stains on the floors and walls
- Bulging walls
Detecting damaged pipes is something that can be quite challenging. Normally requires some type of inspection utilizing special equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters and borescopes.
If the gutters of your commercial building are not cleaned properly or regularly, they may become clogged potentially overflow. This will cause water to leak into the property through the roof or the foundation. A common sign of leaks in a commercial building foundation include puddles close by or framing that is wet. Improper drainage systems may also cause damage in the foundation.
A roof that is leaking may result in water stains and potential mold, compromised structural integrity, and fire hazards resulting from faulty wiring. Exposure to snow and heavy rains make roofs very vulnerable to serious damage. Also, if ice or snow is not removed properly, it can trigger even more water damage for a commercial property.
If you notice water damage or related issues, it is best to contact SERVPRO® of Kirksville right away. We can help reduce the issues that may arise and ensure that your business or building does not experience significant downtime and can continue "Like it never even happened." ® 660-665-3390.