Owning a commercial building brings a lot of responsibilities. A commercial space should be restored and reopened to run the business as soon as possible. The owner should deal with the emergency, the safety of the employers, cleaning up and restoring in a very short time. Water damage is expected to happen at any time. Water can leak into walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings, and other areas of the building. Whether it is caused by natural disasters or even minor leaks and can lead to major problems and great damage and disasters.
Causes of water damage
Restoring a commercial building from water damage is sometimes more complex than restoring a residential one. Depending on the size and the structure of the building, the amount of damage, space where the damage has occurred, if mould is created, etc. it usually requires an intensive approach. In this blog post, we will count on some of the most common causes of water damage in commercial properties.
Weather and/or natural disasters. Bad weather like storms, floods and hurricanes, can cause severe damage to your property, including water damage. Taking in mind that you can’t prevent natural disasters, you can prevent the amount of damage by taking some precautions to make sure the building is prepared for these kinds of events. Installing proper drainage systems and cleaning often any debris and blockage and always making sure to have a disaster response plan ready are the main steps towards saving your building.
A roof that has been damaged. Damage to the roof can be caused by improper maintenance or extreme weather. This will result in leaking water that can cause other damages to the facility’s structure and the appearance of mould in the walls and ceilings.
Damaged windows. Window damage is another common reason for commercial water damage. When the windows are not properly installed and sealed, they will allow moisture and water to seep into the walls and this will result in mould infestation, damage to the wood flooring and more.
Damaged pipes and sewer clogs. Broken pipes are often a result of cold weather, changes in water pressure and sewer drains. Sewer water contains bacteria and when in contact, can cause illnesses and infections. Do not neglect the signs of sewer clogging. Inspect regularly to prevent damage.
If you want to prevent emergencies and damage you need to start maintaining the water system so you protect your facility against water damage. Start getting into the habit of inspecting once in a while certain elements throughout your building or if necessary, have an expert do the inspection for safer answers.
Create an emergency plan associated with a list of phone numbers of the approved and licensed emergency expert companies. Purchase an insurance policy for flood and water damage. By following these steps, if any emergency happens to occur, it won’t be as scary as it sounds and soon you will be able to get back to business.
IBX Services Company is the right choice.
Our team at IBX Services is trained to address the most severe water damage scenarios, eliminating all traces of clean, grey, and black water using the latest techniques and technologies. We will help you find the water and moisture that is hidden beneath the surfaces of your building, returning your property and contents to their original condition as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Using instruments such as thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters designed for various types of surfaces, IBX Services will ensure that all water damage has been eliminated so your losses are minimized, and your environment is once again safe, healthy, and comfortable.
IBX Services is a full-services company for any kind of emergency service in the GTA(Greater Toronto Area). What it signifies is that we offer the full range of solutions required for complete emergency services, cleaning and disinfection services, and commercial services too. From identifying the cause of the problem to fixing any design flaws in the affected areas, and the prevention of further and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any other indirect problem, we strive to be a leader in the emergency services solutions industry. Feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone: (416) 252-5959.