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5 Reasons Your Commercial Building Could Have Water Issues

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

Sprinkler System Any commercial building with a fire safety sprinkler system installed could face business loss due to gushing water.

5 Signs That Your Commercial Building Is Facing Water Issues

If your commercial building suddenly takes on water, it can likely be narrowed down to a few common causes. Here are five of the most common issues that can lead to water damage within your Oneta, OK, property. 

1. Leaking Pipes
If you notice water beginning to pool somewhere in your building, faulty pipes could be the root of the problem. This may be the result of damaged pipes that have deteriorated over time or perhaps poor insulation that caused a pipe break. Check your pipes' condition routinely to catch any potential issues and replace them if a leak occurs. 

2. Roof Leaks
A leaking roof is just as likely to happen as leaking pipes and requires immediate attention. General wear and tear as well as damaging weather could compromise your roof and make your building susceptible to rainwater seeping through the ceiling. If you notice leaks or water spots in your ceiling, contact a water damage restoration company to inspect for a roof leak and issue repairs. 

3. Sprinkler System
Any commercial building with a fire safety sprinkler system installed could face business loss due to gushing water. Whether flames set off the sprinklers or a major malfunction occurs, structural damage from the gallons of water these systems release is imminent.  

4. A Toilet Backup
Many face plumbing and water issues due to a backed-up toilet. If this occurs, use the shutoff valve below the tank to stop the flow of water and try plunging to clear a blockage. 

5. Foundation Issues
Cracking or shifting of a building's foundation can not only cause major structural damage but plumbing concerns as well. A professional assessment may be required if you experience sudden damage to your plumbing system.
Water within commercial buildings can be quite common and often occurs due to leaking pipes, compromised roofs, sprinkler systems, toilet overflow, and foundation issues. 

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