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Common Causes of Commercial Water Damages in Morganton, NC

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Puddle of water in front of a couch in a lobby Water damage can happen to any business at any time. Fortunately, our team can clean it up!

Each year, dozens of businesses in the Morganton area have water damage. At best, these incidents are a minor inconvenience; at worst, they can halt operations and cost the company thousands of dollars. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of commercial properties recover from water damages, so we’re sharing some of the most common causes!

Sources of Commercial Water Damage

1. Sprinkler system malfunction. A sprinkler system is a great investment as far as fire safety is concerned. After all, these systems have the ability to control a fire before it gets out of hand! But they also have the potential to cause unwanted water damage, such as if there’s a leak or if they discharge prematurely. While we encourage you to install a sprinkler system at your place of business, it’s equally important that you conduct regular maintenance and inspections.

2. Pipe burst/leak. Your plumbing system contains pressurized water, so when there’s a break in the system, dozens of gallons can burst into your building. Many Morganton businesses have faced this issue, though for varying reasons. Some incidents, for example, are caused by a workplace accident; others are the result of age and a lack of maintenance. Regardless, your property’s pipes should be protected and inspected at all costs!

3. Structural leaks. Your building does more than just home your place of operations; it also protects it from the outside. Rain can cause a lot of damage, which many people experienced over the last couple of years, but the building’s structure prevents that from happening. If there’s a crack or other deficiency in the structure, however, it can allow rain to infiltrate your space. In fact, we’ve seen several buildings that were flooded because of some sort of structural damage.

Your Water Damage Professionals

As we’ve illustrated above, water damage can occur in the most unexpected ways. While it’s not possible to know when and how you’ll have a disaster, you can prepare for the most common kinds. If you regularly inspect your building and water systems, you can hopefully identify issues before they occur. But if you do have commercial water damage, know that our team of water mitigation professionals is always here to help!

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