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Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Water Damage

Commercial water damage does not happen only during natural disasters, floods, and major storms. It can also happen because of human error and circumstances that have nothing to do with nature.

Whatever the cause, when a business experiences commercial water damage, the results can be devastating physically and financially. Here are some of the more common causes of commercial water damage:

  • Faulty sprinkler systems – A sprinkler system is required for all buildings as protection in case of fire. There are times, however, when these systems malfunction and the sprinklers activate when there is no fire, drenching the building and damaging everything in it.
  • Broken pipes – During cold days, water in pipes can freeze and sudden drops in temperatures will cause them to crack. That creates flooding because water expands when it freezes. Pipes can also break due to corrosion, a sudden increase in water pressure, or improper installation.
  • Leaking roof – Building roofs should be checked regularly and properly maintained in order to function as they should. When left without proper maintenance, the weight of water on the roof will slowly damage it and cause leaks.
  • Backed up sewer systems – When sewage systems become clogged, water backflows when someone flushes a toilet or pours water down a drain. This usually happens when non-biodegradable items are flushed down the toilet or when oil is poured into sinks, creating hazardous contaminants in the floodwater.
  • Appliance malfunction – When dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines or other appliances that use water malfunction, indoor flooding can easily occur.

These are just a few of the reasons why a business may experience water damage beyond flooding brought about by storms, floods, and natural disasters.

Address Commercial Water Damage Immediately

No matter what causes the commercial water damage in your property, it is imperative that you handle the situation immediately by calling on the proven professionals from Kennedy Carpet for help. Our certified technicians will prevent additional damages and restore your workplace to its former self with water damage restoration services. Whether you experience a toilet overflow or an appliance malfunction that causes the flooding, Kennedy Carpet has tools and personnel to handle the situation. When you need our services, contact us online or give us a call at 888-369-8626 to get a free estimate. Kennedy Carpet serves commercial and residential property owners in Boston.