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The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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When business owners think of water damage potentially happening to their property, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. However, storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage.

Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial building:
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Older office and retail buildings still have sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
Commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
If the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. This can happen in different ways, but frozen and broken pipes are the most common. If there is a pipe line break, you could walk into your building to find wet floors and walls or even standing water in the room.
 
4. Backed up sewer lines

This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. If the sewer line to your building backs up, realize the potential dangers of contaminated water which can cause health effects, ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at 479-429-5544 for a quick response to mitigate your water situation.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

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