You may be unable to operate your business if you experience water damage in the workplace. Your employees’ health and safety can also be compromised. You should act fast as soon as you see signs of water damage on a commercial property.

The restoration process for commercial water damage is very different from the restoration process for residential water damage. Commercial buildings vary in size, structure, use, and occupants, affecting how they are restored. Additionally, most jobs are always time-constrained because business needs to continue as soon as it can.

Certain types of water damage are inevitable, but most can be avoided if the cause is identified sooner.

MAIN CAUSES OF COMMERCIAL WATER DAMAGE IN NEVADA

The following factors cause water damage to commercial buildings:

DAMAGED WINDOWS

Commercial buildings commonly experience water damage due to improperly sealed windows. In addition to mold growth and warped wood and drywall, damaged windows can cause moisture to seep in. Window seals should be resealed as soon as possible since caulk can wear away with time.

DAMAGED PIPES

Pipes can break for many reasons, including erratic water pressure, deteriorated water supply lines, and freezing weather (pipes bursting from freezing temperatures). The walls are constantly bulging, it is leaking on the floor or walls, and it has a musty odor. All of these are signs of leaking pipes. A difficult task, finding leaky pipes typically requires the use of specialized water leak detection equipment.

LEAKY ROOF

Roof leaks can damage ceilings, promote mold growth, expose wires to fire hazards, and compromise structural integrity. Roofs are vulnerable to damage when they are exposed to heavy rains and snow. Furthermore, improper snow/ice removal can damage roofs by causing water to gather.

BLOCKAGE OF SEWERS

Bacteria in sewer water cause illnesses and infections. Water damage and restoration professionals should be immediately called if you hear gurgling sounds when checking the toilet or drain for signs of sewage damage.