Water Damage: Always Be Prepared
When we think of water damage to our business or home, many owners think of water damage happening from mother nature. Rain and flooding to which they have little control. So why worry about what they can't control right? The fact is that they are more likely to have water damage from things they can try to control or at least prevent.
For example; the roof is one of the most common places to cause water damage. Owners should make sure the roof is checked regularly. One inch of rain weighs about 5 pounds. This can cause a lot of strain on a roof and can lead to leaking.
Pipes and drains seem like they would be checked but most aren't checked regularly. A crack as small as an eight of an inch can dump 250 gallons of water per day.
Sprinklers are great if you have a fire but not so great if it malfunctions. Sprinklers should be checked for updates but also signs of rust or damage.
Appliances should be checked regularly ; water heaters, air conditioners, etc. can cause a lot of water damage if things break on them.
We can't stop all water damage but we can try to do as much preventative care as we can. SERVPRO of Alexandria is here to help when the unexpected happens. Just give us a call 318-427-7511. We are there for your business 24/7.