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5 Most Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

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The Top 5 Commercial Water Damage Causes

Water damage can be detrimental to a commercial building, resulting in business loss no matter what the source of water is. If water infiltrates your Enumclaw, WA, property in any form, it should be handled by a water damage cleanup company. Here are some of the most common causes of commercial water damage to look out for. 

1. Damaged Pipes

The pipes in your building must be in good condition, as any wear and tear can lead to a major water issue. This common cause of business loss could manifest itself through poor insulation, water pressure changes, or deteriorated material. Keep an eye on your plumbing systems to detect any leaking pipes and avoid major damage.

2. Leaking Roof

Your building's roof can see water seep through if it is compromised either due to severe weather conditions or general wear over time. Schedule regular roof inspections to avoid the appearance of water spots and leaks in your ceiling. 

3. Faulty Sprinkler System
Damaged pipes can cause plenty of issues, especially if they are connected to the building's fire sprinklers. Your ceiling sprinkler system can quickly shoot gallons of water throughout the building, causing extensive business losses. Maintenance is key to avoid this from happening. 

4. HVAC System Damage

The building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system may seem like an unlikely source of water damage, but this is possible if the duct gets worn. This could lead to water leaks and moisture retention in the building.

5. Natural Flood

Mother Nature can also bring common business loss. Major flooding due to storms or heavy rain can't be controlled, but oftentimes wreak the most havoc. Create a disaster response plan should this afflict your business.

Be mindful of damaged pipes, a leaky roof, worn sprinkler and HVAC systems, as well as floods to protect your business from severe water damage.

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