Protect Your Business from a Flood

In the restoration world, we use fancy terms like “flood loss” and “mitigation.” But really, we just like to think we’re here to help you out when life takes a southerly turn. Once the damage is done, Service Master Century is here to help get your business back open again as quickly as possible, and restore the space to the way it was before the flood or other water damage.

Here are some things you can do to try to head off any potential water issues in your Katy business.

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A failure in your roof can happen year-round. It could happen during a heavy summer rain, or get weighted down by an ice dam or heavy spring snow. Make sure your roof is in good condition, and any leaks are dealt with quickly and effectively.

Plumbing Maintenance

Most water damage claims come from some plumbing-related malfunction. There could be a clog in a like that causes a leak, overflow, or burst; a frozen pipe that, under pressure, bursts; or simply old plumbing components that fail over time.

It might be hard to believe, but just a 1/8 of an inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day. Gone unnoticed for a weekend and you will very quickly have a whole lot of water in your business.

Keep an eye on your plumbing and know where problem areas might be. Pay attention to slow flushing toilets or bubbling, and don’t hesitate to call in a professional to investigate if you suspect there is a problem somewhere in a plumbing line.

Appliance Maintenance

There are a lot of appliances that can malfunction and lead to water damage. For example, a rusted out hot water heater can flood a pretty large area with water very quickly. Older appliances are the most usual culprits, so it is a good idea to keep an eye on refrigerators, dishwashers, and other aging appliances to be sure hoses and pipe connections are still in good shape and the appliance is running properly.

Be mindful that accidents do happen

While we hope you don’t ever need emergency restoration services, the truth is that life is busy, and accidents happen! We have seen major water damage done to businesses where a single faucet was left to run for hours, and that water overflowed and spread hundreds of feet down hallways, into walls, and through walls before being found. Sometimes, adults simply forget to turn things off when they’re in a hurry – at home or at work. Just try to be as mindful as you can.

Bottom line: if you see water damage, don’t wait to call in professional help. The longer you let the water sit, the more the damage will spread. Professional restoration companies, like Service Master Century, have powerful extractors to get the water out quickly, and the drying process can begin right away. It is our mission to restore your business to its pre-loss condition, you will be glad you met us when it’s all over.

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