Preventing Water Damage in your Springdale Business
A burst pipe can cause your business to close. The lost revenue and the cost of repairs could be devastating. A water-related event can be financially devastating to your Springdale business. When you experience freezing or flooding the incident may force your business to close for mitigation and repairs.
If your commercial business or non-profit experiences water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale to quickly mitigate the damage. While insurance plays a crucial role in lessening the financial impact, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The following tips will help protect your business from water disasters.
- Insulate exposed pipes
Properly insulating pipes is the best way to prevent frozen pipes. Dropping temperatures and wind can freeze water inside pipes causing the pipe to burst. Poorly insulated pipes are vulnerable to freezing temperatures, especially at night.
- Seal cracks and gaps
Keeping cold air out and warm air in helps to make your home or commercial building more energy efficient and reduces the risk of frozen pipes. Use caulk, sealants, and weather stripping to seal cracks, gaps and holes in your buildings exterior and foundation.
- Keep heat at sufficient levels
Keep the thermostat above 50 degrees, even if the building is vacant. Nighttime temperatures can be significantly colder than daytime temperatures. These differences in temperature increase the risk of freezing pipes. Keeping an eye on your thermostat and replacing the batteries in the thermostat will help keep your pipes from freezing and bursting.
- Inspect gutters and drainage
Leaves and debris can cause water damage to the exterior and interior walls of your home or business. Inspecting your home or business’s gutters and drainage systems for debris will help prevent water damage. Having a professional clean the gutters will help ensure water drains properly and away from your home or business.
SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.