Commercial Water Damage Problems
As an Omaha commercial property owner, it is not a matter of IF it is a matter of WHEN. You may be forced to contend with common water issues such as a broken pipe or flooding. For this reason, it is important that you understand what to expect and, more importantly, how to deal with water-related headaches. Below are just four of the most common causes of water troubles that building owners have to deal with:
- Broken pipes
- Fire sprinklers
- Toilet overflow
- Supply line breaks
If you are faced with any of the above issues, there are steps you should take to minimize damage and repair costs.
Broken pipes are par for the course of commercial property ownership and usually stem from old age or freezing temperatures. When faced with a broken pipe, you should shut off the water supply, locate the source of damage and make the necessary repair. If the damage is too great, you may have to contact your local plumber.
If your building catches fire, the fire sprinkler system should activate. After the fire department clears call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest's fire and water remediation team to help clean up the damage and restore your building.
Toilet overflow is another common issue in which many business owners are forced to deal. Because you never know what toilet water contains or what causes an overflow, you should not attempt to deal with the mess yourself. Block off the area and contact a plumber and water repair company right away.
SUPPLY LINE BREAKS:
Like broken pipes, supply line breaks can happen because of old age or because of adverse weather conditions. When a supply line bursts, shut off the main water valve right away to prevent further damage and contact both a plumber and a local water remediation team as soon as possible.
As a commercial building owner, you are bound to run into water-related issues. Whether the issue stems from a broken pipe or a sewage backup, the best thing you can do to minimize damage and keep costs low is contact SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest today at 402-408-0134