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Common Causes Of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Water Damage

When business owners think of water damage, they think of storms or hurricanes that threaten to cut their power supply for days. The reality is that storms are the least common form of water damages to commercial properties. Instead, the most common causes of commercial water damage are unpredictable events that start on the inside. This article will name a few common causes of commercial property water damage that you should be aware of.

The Common Causes

  • Sprinkler Systems: Malfunctioning sprinkler systems can lead to flood damages, which can destroy inventory and electronics. This happens when the sprinkler system is outdated, neglected, or faulty. If you suspect that this is the case, the sprinkler system needs to be repaired or replaced immediately.
  • Broken Equipment and Appliances: Equipment and appliances, such as sinks, toilets, and washing machines, can start to break when they become old. Water from pipes can spread throughout the building if no one is around overnight to notice the problems.
  • Ruptured Pipes: Pipes and plumbing are also prone to bursting or breaking when temperatures start to drop or shift. Regularly checking the pipes helps ensure that water is running since temperatures dropping can cause water to freeze and make pipes burst.
  • Backed Up Sewer Lines: Sewer lines can back up and cause commercial water damage if toxic black water leaks. Not only will it ruin inventory, furnishings, and electronics, but it can be a nasty surprise as well.

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