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Common Causes Of Commercial Water Damage

water damage cleanup white plains ny, water damage white plains ny, water damage cleanup repair white plains nyWhite Plains NY winters offer charming beautiful downtown strolls in the snow. However, January and February are also the least comfortable because of the weather. 

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While we love the winter recreation outdoors, property owners need to be diligent to protect their buildings; business properties are at greater risk for commercial water damage, including:

Frozen Pipes

When the temperatures drop outside, water in the pipes may start to freeze. Because water expands when it freezes, this often leads to leaks and subsequent damage. A flooded building poses risks in several areas: physical damage to the building, hidden moisture in the walls, ruined inventory. 

Other Reasons For Damaged Pipes

Broken pipes can stem from many other reasons, such as changes in pressure, deteriorated water supply lines and sewer drains, and poor maintenance. Bulging walls, water stains on walls or floors, cracked or loose tiles, and musty smells could all be signs of damaged pipes. 

Even worse, backed-up sewer lines can introduce “black water” into your work areas. Sewer water contains bacteria and other pathogens that cause illnesses and infections. 

Damaged Windows

In commercial buildings, improperly sealed or broken windows can allow moisture to seep in. Mold build-up, warped wood, damaged drywall and rotten window frames introduce more risk for your building. Resealing windows regularly is important as caulk can break down over time.

Roofs And Building Foundations 

A leaky roof can cause ceiling damage, mold or mildew issues, compromised structural integrity and even fires from wet wiring. Exposure to heavy rains and snow make roofs vulnerable to damage. Moreover, incorrect snow/ice removal can also trigger water damage in roofs.

If gutters are not cleaned regularly, they can get clogged, causing water to leak into the property through the roof or the foundation. Poor drainage systems can also lead to water damage in your foundation – which can lead to costly water damage cleanup costs. If you’ve added more impervious cover (parking lots, concrete slabs, etc.) the increased amount of water runoff can overload the existing drainage system.

Broken Equipment And Appliances

Appliances, fixtures and equipment like refrigerators, sinks, toilets, washing machines can fail and cause water damage. When these devices are out of sight, or break during off hours, water can flow for hours before discovered. 

Sprinkler systems protect businesses from fires, but when they malfunction they can wreak havoc. Outdated sprinkler systems can lead to serious water damage and cleanup costs if they have been neglected, are faulty, or are otherwise in need of replacement. 

Sprinkler systems protect businesses from fires, but when they malfunction they can wreak havoc. Outdated sprinkler systems can lead to serious flood damage if not properly maintained and regularly tested.

Contact The Experts

Maxons has been restoring commercial property damage for decades. Our experienced team will streamline the water damage cleanup process. As a single source provider, our water damage cleanup experts will help you avoid the hassle of coordinating with multiple contractors. 

Excellent communication comes from utilizing an online project management system to keep you in the loop from start to finish. All of the licensed and water damage cleanup technicians have extensive training and experience. Get in touch with the Maxons team by calling us or visiting our website.

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