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Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Restoring Water Damaged Commercial Buildings is Our Priority

At ServiceMaster of Colorado Springs, we know commercial properties can be highly susceptible to the consequences of water damage. Unfortunately, water damage is commonplace. In fact, commercial water damage is one of the most expensive and frequent claims that businesses file.

Water damage can have many disastrous effects: negatively impacting your business facility, daily operations, and financial well-being. Fortunately, we are your local solution. Our technicians utilize industry-best tools and techniques to minimize water damage quickly and efficiently. We can help dry, clean, and restore your property.

The Many Consequences of Water Damage

A leaky faucet can waste hundreds of gallons of water each month. This amount of water can be very costly if left untreated over an extensive period.

Water damage affects buildings in many ways. It can:

  • Warp floors
  • Discolor ceilings, upholstery, and walls
  • Spread mold and mildew
  • Attract pests, insects, and vermin
  • Weaken the foundation
  • And so much more

Knowing what causes water damage and how to spot signs of water damage before it is too late can help avoid pricey scenarios. Let’s look at some common causes!

Roof leaks

Roof leaks are the leading cause of ceiling water damage for commercial properties – responsible for countless water damage claims. Your roof should protect your customers and employees from natural elements. However, older roofing can become increasingly vulnerable to heavy rains and snow, which can cause leaks.

Fortunately, it is possible to prevent roof leaks. We recommend hiring a team of professionals to perform regular inspections and seasonal maintenance. It is also wise to repair any crack, hole, or compromised section of your roofing right away. Removing snow and ice as quickly as possible and fixing water gutters can also prove beneficial.

Damaged HVAC Equipment, Sprinkler Systems, Windows & More

An HVAC system is critical in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. However, most HVAC systems rely on evaporator coils and compression tanks that can clog or leak if not cleaned and maintained regularly. Like your HVAC system, everyday appliances such as washing machines, toilets, and dishwashers can also malfunction – causing significant water damage.

It is legally required to have a working sprinkler system in commercial buildings for safety purposes. It should only activate when high levels of heat rise from a fire. Nevertheless, a faulty sprinkler can be triggered by accident – causing severe water damage and flooding. The best precautionary measure you can take to mitigate the likelihood of equipment-based water damage is to clean, maintain, and inspect your appliances and fixtures routinely.

Damaged Doors/Windows & Natural Disasters

Water damage often results from natural disasters – including flash floods, thunderstorms, and heavy rains. Clogged gutters, broken shingles, patchy roofing, or an unstable foundation can make your property susceptible to leaks. Extreme weather can be especially detrimental if your windows and doors are damaged or poorly insulated – thus allowing rainwater to seep through cracks in the lining. Weatherstripping such gaps will help keep the water outside and away from your possessions, furniture, documents, electronics, and belongings.

Deal with Water Damage Immediately

Water is the most precious resource on the planet – a life source every species needs to survive. At the same time, it can also be destructive: damaging buildings of all shapes and sizes. Water damage can be irreversible and tragically expensive. It can ruin your valuable goods and deteriorate your property value in the blink of an eye.

A small leak can increase your monthly utility bill and spread mold spores. Black mold is very unhealthy: causing allergic reactions, respiratory illnesses, headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms. Seek professional mold remediation without delay if you are dealing with a mold infestation.

ServiceMaster of Colorado Springs is here to help with emergency restoration services. Our elite team of technicians is on standby 24/7 – waiting to come to the rescue. We can help board up your property, dry wet belongings, remove mold, and recover salvageable valuables. Our team can even assist with claims. We won’t stop until your business is up and running.

Contact one of our team members online or call (719) 356-3189 to learn more about our water damage restoration services!