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Common Sources of Commercial Water Damage

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Whether a water emergency is due to equipment issues, a burst pipe, or weather event, the resulting damage can negatively impact your business in many ways. In addition to the effect that such an event has on your customers, workflow, employees, and inventory, the damage to your commercial building itself can be quite severe. 
If you've experienced commercial water damage, you know your main goal is getting back to business as quickly as possible. To better understand how SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead handles water emergencies, it's important to know the most common ways that commercial water damage occurs. 
1. Broken Pipes and Water Lines 
This failure is one of the primary causes of commercial water damage, and it can happen suddenly or be the result of an ongoing issue within your building's structure. In addition to seeking out the source of the water, the technicians at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead evaluate the amount and type of water that has flooded the building. Whether it's clean, gray, or black water determines how we go about restoring the affected areas of your building as well as your inventory, documents, and furnishings. 
2. Severe Weather 
When severe weather strikes, your building can be vulnerable to commercial water damage. When it comes natural disasters, the team at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is typically tasked with cleaning up debris along with hazardous gray or black water. We'll make sure that any contaminated material is safely handled to prevent any health risks to you, your employees, and your customers. 
3. Defective Equipment 
Many business owners are surprised to come to work and find that water has flooded the building as a result of malfunctioning equipment. Though the resulting damage can be sudden and overwhelming, we're usually able to restore the documents, furnishings, and fixtures affected since most water emergencies of this type involve clean, uncontaminated water. 
The experts at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead are available 24/7 to help resolve your business's water emergency so you can open your doors once again. For more information about our commercial water damage services, call us at (516) 620-4579 today!

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