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4 Common Issues That Can Cause Water Damage to Your Business

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe Burst If your business utilizes old, rusty pipes there is a higher chance of experiencing cracks or leaks in them.

4 Problems That Can Lead to Water Damage in Your Business

Your Lenexa, KS, business is susceptible to water damage via acts of nature and preventable causes alike. Here are four of the most common water issues that affect commercial buildings and how you can treat them. 

1. Broken Pipe or Water Line
Several factors can contribute to a water line break, which ultimately results in pipe leaks and flooding. Most often, this occurs due to poor maintenance of pipes. If your business utilizes old, rusty pipes there is a higher chance of experiencing cracks or leaks in them. Routinely inspect plumbing and call a water damage mitigation company if you suspect there is a broken pipe within your building. 

2. Fire Sprinklers
Any building lined with fire sprinklers could face unexpected water damage. Whether they are set off due to fire or by faulty operation, these sprinklers can quickly soak a commercial space. Have a specialist test sprinklers regularly to make sure they work properly. 

3. Toilet Overflow
A common plumbing issue, toilet overflows can create major headaches for business owners. This issue can typically be fixed using a toilet snake or plunger to clear a clog, though experts may need to be called if those efforts don't get the job done. 

4. Leaking Roof
An extensive water repair project could take place if you have a leaking roof. Like a water line break, there can be many contributing factors to a compromised roof such as severe weather or regular wear and tear. A compromised roof can produce water damage if heavy rains leak through the building. Regular roof maintenance, as well as gutter cleaning to avoid water from collecting, can prevent these types of leaks and building damage. 

If water damage is present in your commercial property, it may likely be due to common issues such as a broken pipe, fire sprinklers, toilet overflow, or a leaking roof.   

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