What to do When Your West Palm Beach Office Has Water Damage
Unexpected water damage can lead to property loss, business operation disruption, property loss and safety hazards. Whether your West Palm Beach business is in a single floor building with on its own, or it shares an office building with other tenants, it could be prone to water emergencies. Property managers, owners and maintenance professionals are not the only people who could benefit of learning about water damage.
Causes of Water Damage in West Palm Beach Businesses
Many water damage cases can be related to plumbing system issues, roof issues, damaged pipes and a worn HVAC system. Proper and consistent inspection to these areas of a commercial space or building are important. However, even with thorough maintenance in a commercial building, water emergencies can still happen. Accidental fires also lead to water damage in buildings due to a firehose or sprinkler system. Therefore, fire prevention complements water damage prevention in buildings.
Repairs can range in cost depending on how large the affected area is and if other losses have occurred. Regardless of the source of water damage in an office, quick response is crucial. The safety of everyone and mitigating the spread of water is typically the initial focus for someone dealing with a water crisis.
Immediate Steps After an Unexpected Leak or Flood:
- Evacuate areas that are unsafe for employees and occupants.
- Shut off the water main
- Contact an owner or property manager if they are not on site.
- Call a qualified restoration team.
The best way to protect a business from the devastation that comes from water damage is a strong disaster plan. SERVPRO of West Palm Beach offers free emergency preparedness plans for businesses throughout Palm Beach County. This plan is called the Emergency Ready Profile and it serves as an instruction manual, reference list, and training tool for your company employees.
An Easy Way to Prevent Expensive Water Damage
Early detection of leak and water damage risks could save money on repairs later. Review your commercial insurance policy often and clarify questions and scenarios with an agent. Remember that quick response by people who are on site, as well as a 24/7 restoration team can prevent further damage and reduce the potential mold growth risk. Call 561-402-1828 for a free Emergency Ready Profile that will give your team peace of mind.