8 Tips To Prevent 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.