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Commercial Water Damages

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Business owners never want anything bad to happen to their place of business. However, accidents happen and it is important to know certain “minor” things can have a huge impact on your property if not taken care of properly. Most people when they hear of water damage, they envision it as a result from floods or water storms, but that is not always the case. Here are some things to look out for. 

  1. Malfunctioning Sprinkler Systems: Older buildings may have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. They are crucial to help with a fire emergency but can cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of  replacement.
  2. Damaged Appliances and Equipment: Any appliances or equipment that use water, if they fail it could send water across your building. It could happen during late hours when no one is around and you could be surprised when you come in the next morning. Keep in mind that water travels. Sometimes the areas that are affected don't clearly show the extent of the damage.
  3. Broken Pipes and Plumbing: If the plumbing system in your workplace fails, water damage could be the result.
  4. Backed up Sewer Lines: If the sewer line in your building becomes clogged or damaged, you need to act fast as there is the potential danger of contaminated black water which can cause health problems and ruin products and furnishings. 

If you ever run into one of these problems and it leads to water damage, call SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino at 626-852-9922 and we will be happy to help. The quicker you catch it, the less likely it will lead to mold damage. It is better to be proactive vs. reactive. SERVPRO of South Pasadena/San Marino services the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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