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How Does Water Damage Occur in Commercial Buildings?

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto’s staff are often asked what types of water damage can really occur at a commercial site. Until your building suffers flooding or water damage, it is not at the forefront of one’s mind. There are so many things that can happen at a commercial building. It all depends on what type of business it is regarding what type of incident can come forth.

Common sources of commercial flooding

  • Pipes that burst in the kitchen, bathroom, or just on the exterior of the building
  • Fire sprinkler systems after a fire
  • Appliances that overflow in the kitchen
  • Sink or toilet overflow in the bathroom
  • Weather-related flooding

Other sources of commercial flooding

  • Freezer or cooler malfunction
  • Water tank break
  • Ice tank thaws and breaks
  • Food prep areas. Staff may leave the faucet on and unintended
  • Live fish tanks break and can contaminate materials (used for live seafood or décor)

This list of potential incidents can cause devastating water losses, and you may need a professional restoration company to assist, especially if the water contaminates structural materials.

SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto specializes in commercial water damage. Our staff could come and use truck-mounted pumps and extractors to remove any standing water. Our project managers will create a personalized plan to restore any damage linked to the flooding.

There are so many variants as to what can happen should flooding arise and with those variants come different ways to solve the issue at hand. If flooding waterlogged, our team restores the surface with a thorough cleaning and then position air movers and dehumidifiers for optimal mitigation. Tile or vinyl floors usually restore easily for our staff, but if there are areas with hardwood or laminate flooring, or carpeting, our technicians use special techniques learned during IICRC training to restore these materials.

These are just a few examples of the extensive work that goes into restoring your commercial building back to its original state.

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