Commercial Water Damage can be very costly.
Commercial Water Damage
Your business is the life-blood of your entire life, and when the building gets water damage, the costs can be through the roof to fix. Insurance may or may not pay for the repairs or the replacement of your office equipment. Your business can potential lose valuable information and records when water gets through the walls.
Water can make its way into the corporate building through internal and external openings. For example, you may think of water from storms when you think about how water can damage your office equipment. But, one of the main causes of water damage inside of a corporate structure, is pipes that leak slowly.
When the pipes inside or your corporate structure, become faulty and spring the smallest of a leak, your office can be destroyed in a matter of minutes, once that lead reveals itself. A leaky pipe will send water that starts to soak up and penetrate porous surfaces such as ceiling tile. When the water has saturated the ceiling tile, it will slowly start to cause the white ceiling tile panels to be discolored.
It’s at this time when you know you have water coming from somewhere. Most business owners and homeowners alike, often just look over the discoloration yet know there must be a leak. They will put it off until one day the entire ceiling falls in and an ocean of water follows. The water can just stay where it is in the attack or wherever, slowly forming mold. Once those porous surfaces are totally saturated, the tiles break and water falls.
Tip #1 – If you see brown coloring on a ceiling tile, there is water above that tile. It may just be that rain water came in or it could be that a pipe is leaking from above. Either way, you need to locate the leak.
Tip #2 – Make it a priority to check on the pipes which flow above head, whether it be a bathroom or other area with running water. Just feel the pipes and the surfaces around the pipe for wetness.