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8 Tips To Prevent Water Damage at Your Business

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Preventing Water Damage Preventing Water Damage at Your Business.

8 Tips To Prevent Water Damage at Your Business:

Tip #1: Seal Cracks & Gaps

Seal any cracks or other gaps in your building’s exterior & foundation to keep cold air from entering the building.

Tip #2: Insulate any Exposed Pipes

Exposed pipes are vulnerable to freezing when the temperature drops in the winter.

Tip #3: Keep Heat At The Correct Levels

To prevent pipes from freezing, you’ll want to keep an eye on your business’s thermostat.

Tip #4: Inspect Gutters & Drainage

Regularly inspect your business’s gutters, downspouts, & remove any debris or buildup.

Tip #5: Clear Your Roof

Snow and ice accumulation on your business’s roof can result in weakened roofing materials and prevent melted ice and snow from properly draining.

Tip #6: Maintain And Inspect Your HVAC & Sprinkler Systems

HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler systems are leading causes of loss in commercial buildings. So maintaining & inspecting them is key. 

Tip #7: Locate Your Shut-off Valve

You should know the location of the main shut-off valve for your building’s water supply in case of an emergency. 

Tip #8: Keep Track of Valuable Items

Knowing the value of items in your building will help you replace them in the event they’re damaged by a water-related incident.

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