Water Damage Can Have a Devastating Impact on Business | SERVPRO® of Westfield
For businesses, water damage is a common problem. Even a small amount of water can cost you and your team time and money. A leaky sink may appear to be insignificant at first, but ignoring problem areas like this is a recipe for workplace disaster.
Water damage may appear to be an unavoidable problem, but there are numerous places to look to ensure your business isn’t flooded with water. Catching problems like leaks can be simple as long as you know exactly where to look.
Inspect these weak spots around your workplace often so you can stop water in its tracks before it leaves you with sudden downtime and expensive repairs:
1. The roof. Roof leaks can be slow and gradual or quick and abrupt as a result of stormy weather. It’s easy to overlook water loss that begins on your roof because it can occur where you can’t see it. To avoid allowing problems to slip by undetected, schedule routine inspections and cleanup after severe weather events.
2. Bathrooms. Almost 15% of water emergencies in the workplace begin when water leaks from tiny punctures along toilet and sink pipes. If you have multiple bathrooms situated throughout your building, instruct several team members to watch these areas. That way, if problems arise where you can’t see them, they’ll be able to identify them quickly before they worsen.
3. Water heaters/HVAC/boilers. Equipment that is attached to a water line commonly leaks due to clogs or malfunctions. Standing water surrounding your HVAC systems or a rise in water pressure are signs of a water emergency in its early stages.
Commercial water loss can be devastating to deal with, but a rapid response can help to keep things under control. Time and money can be saved when you work to catch water damage before it escalates.
Building a plan of prevention is one of the first things you should do as you make efforts to avoid business water damage. SERVPRO of Westfield can offer a helping hand as well by creating an Emergency Ready Plan tailored to the needs of your business.
A timely response is the best way to deal with water damage before it gets any worse. Jump into action as fast as possible when problems arise, and contact SERVPRO if you’re left with a mess. We can rapidly restore your losses so you and your team can get back on track!
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