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Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Southwest Phoenix Commercial Building

7/25/2015 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital.

Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Commercial Building

How to Prevent Commercial Water Damage
If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital to avoid suffering from the financial losses of property and goods. Statistics reveal that each day over 7,000 individuals report a storm, water or fire damage to their insurance agents while hiring professional remediation companies. Sometimes the damage from incidences such as a flood or leaking roof is minor, requiring only a small repair to a specific area of a building. However, extensive Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage from a flood or rainstorm can lead to big problems that require fast remediation to prevent additional moisture problems after a roof is destroyed on a retail establishment or office building.

Use this Monthly Checklist to Prevent Commercial Damage

One: Examine Rooftops
Use a sturdy ladder to perform these inspections on a commercial building:
• Check for water spots on exterior and interior surfaces
• Examine flashings and seals near heating and cooling vents
• Check rooftop drainage devices for blockages caused by debris

Two: Window Inspections
• Inspect all windowsills, joints and flashings for small leaks
• Examine locks and cranks for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Repair or Replace loose or broken windowpanes

Three: Examine Interior Walls
• Verify that holes near electrical wiring and plumbing fixtures are sealed
• Check door and window frames for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Make sure siding is not cracked or splitting

Fast Remediation is Necessary after Water Damage Occurs
Despite careful inspections and maintenance, Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage can still occur that requires a rapid response from business managers. Prepare by having a written emergency plan that covers all types of situations, including damage from fire hoses and sprinklers or bursting water pipes. Several employees should have access to the information needed for commercial water damage emergencies, including the telephone number of the local SERVPRO.

What to Include in an Emergency Response Plan
Take the time to consider the different types of Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage that can occur, including wet carpeting from a broken pipe or a flooded basement from an overflowing sewer line. Some of the things to include in a plan are:

• Location of main water valve to turn it off
• How to turn off electricity and gas safely
• Diagram of building that shows access to fixtures and wires
• Contact details for emergency personnel and SERVPRO experts

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When your commercial property has water damage from leaks or flooding, we have the experience and expertise to help.  Give us a call.  (623) 537-9999

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