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How Your Business Can Be Affected By Water Damage

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

When you think about commercial water damage, you might think of a large storm coming through and causing flooding. Many people forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage wreaking havoc on your commercial property. Here are 4 ways your Wichita, KS business can be affected by water damage. 

  1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems  

While emergency sprinklers are an imperative component of fire safety, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or need to be replaced. This could cause damage to your property, such as products, documents, and electronics. 

  1. Damaged appliances 

Most businesses have appliances that require water hook-ups. Such as refrigerators, ice machines, and even dishwashers. If these malfunction and/ or are damaged this can cause a water emergency. One thing we recommend is using metal braiding lines on your water hookups. 

  1. Broken pipes and plumbing

The most thought of water emergency is a pipe bursting and breaking. Broken pipes can cause catastrophic damage to a commercial property. These situations can be so catastrophic because if the breakage happens when the building is empty the constant supply of water from the pipe will not stop until the water supply is turned off. This can lead to possible mold growth as well, if it’s not taken care of or found quickly. 
4. Backed up sewer lines  

This is another cause of water damage that isn’t often thought of. If the sewer line to your building backs up or becomes damaged, it can cause damage from both the backed up water and the level of contamination of that water. This water is what we would consider “black water” and requires a much different approach than other water damage situations.  

Business owners tend to overlook these events, should your business suffer from water damage you can count on SERVPRO of Northeast Wichita, we have your back! We are available 24/7 for your commercial emergencies! Give us a call at 316-684-6700.  

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