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Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage and What You Need To Know

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

A seemingly minor broken pipe can cause a devastating amount of water damage in your commercial building. To be prepared, make sure you understand your insurance coverage. It's also important to note that flooding is not usually covered by commercial property insurance. It requires its own policy if you want to protect your business from flood damage. Understanding your insurance coverage is definitely important to your business. It's also important to know who you are going to call if your business has water damage. Contact the highly trained restoration specialists at SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333. So what are the common causes of water damage? 1. A Leaky RoofIf a severe storm has happened recently or if your building’s roof is getting old, you might expect a few roof leaks. These leaks can lead to a lot of problems such as mold or serious water damage. Try to find the source of the drip and contact SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.
2. A Damaged Water HeaterDue to high water pressure in the pipes, the seals on your water heater might crack or break. This can be dangerous, especially if there are electric fixtures nearby. To prevent leaking or flooding from happening, try to flush your heater regularly. 3. A Broken PipeIn both cold and hot weather, water pipes can burst and cause a lot of damage. If this occurs, you can follow these steps:• Remove soaked furniture and carpets from the area.
• Focus on mopping up as much water as you can.
• Open windows to circulate the air.
• Call the professionals for additional help.
SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch focuses on immediate response in mitigation of water damage, understanding the expenses a water damage can create if not attended to in a timely manner.Our team of trained experts have the tools and equipment to mitigate damages to your home or business quickly and properly. Our inspection equipment makes finding the affected areas a breeze.Our technicians use extraction equipment to remove standing water; followed by developing a drying plan that will be documented using SERVPRO DryBook, which is available for you to monitor the progress in real time, to ensure your property is returned to preloss condition.
By doing this, you can address the problem quickly and efficiently. 4. An Overflowing ToiletSometimes toilets leak or overflow, which can cause a lot of expensive water damage. If a toilet in your building starts overflowing, try to adjust the float to make it stop. If this doesn’t work, turn off the water valve behind the toilet to prevent any more water from spilling out onto the floor.
Many of these problems could easily happen in your building, but you can take precautions by being watchful and knowing how to handle any water damage situation.
SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch has highly trained specialists in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.Our training program includes the following:
IICRC Training
Employee Certification Training
Initial Franchise Training
e-Learnings
Continuing Education Classes
SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 can respond immediately to your emergency. A team of experts will make sure everything is quickly and thoroughly taken care of, giving you your home back as soon as possible.  

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