Pipe Breaks Flooding Jacksonville Trucking Company
A recent incident at a Jacksonville trucking company caused major flooding throughout the offices and facility. A pipe break in the ceiling was the cause. SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Northeast was called in to extract the flood water and dry the resulting water damage from the affected areas that spanned more than 1500 square feet.
Pipe breaks are one of the common causes of water damage at commercial facilities. Broken pipes can stem from many reasons, such as changes in pressure or deteriorated water supply lines and sewer drains. Bulging walls, water stains on walls or floors, cracked or loose tiles, and musty smell – these are all signs of damaged pipes.
Following are some of the other common causes of commercial water damage:
In commercial buildings, water damage is often caused by windows that are not properly sealed. Damaged windows can allow moisture to seep in, which can trigger problems such as mold build-up and warped wood and drywall. Resealing windows regularly is important as caulk can break down over time.
When gutters are not cleaned regularly, they can get clogged, causing water to leak into the property through the roof or the foundation. One of the most common signs of leaks in building foundations are puddles nearby or framing that has become wet. Poor drainage systems can also lead to water damage in your foundation.
A leaky roof can cause ceiling damage, mold or mildew issues, fire hazards from shortened wires, and compromised structural integrity. Exposure to heavy rains and snow make roofs vulnerable to damage. Moreover, incorrect snow/ice removal can also trigger water damage in roofs.
HVAC systems work by heating or cooling the air through a series of ducts. Over time, these ducts wear out and get damaged, resulting in leaks. The HVAC system needs to be cleaned regularly, and the excess water from the condensation reservoirs has to be removed to prevent water damage.
Sewer water contains bacteria and other pathogens that cause illnesses and infections. If you observe signs of sewage damage, such as gurgling sounds or water backing up out of the drain or toilet, call us immediately.
SPRINKLER SYSTEM LEAKS
Other causes of water damage in commercial buildings are leaks or malfunctions in sprinkler systems. Signs of sprinkler leaks include wet surfaces like drywall and carpets, presence of mold and mildew and standing water. Regularly inspect your sprinkler systems for leaks and moisture.
Taking the necessary measures to prevent water damage can save you from costly repairs and business interruption in the future. Since water damage can come from a variety of sources, it’s essential to have the building inspected regularly to prevent leaks and related issues.
If you have water damage at your place of business, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Northeast at 904.729.2401.