The Top Causes of Commercial Damage | SERVPRO® of Biddeford-Saco
Businesses have been a part of American lives since our country’s founding. Each and every citizen in our country interacts with businesses in some way, whether as a customer or as an employee.
Even without the added stress of a calamity, owning a business entails plenty of daily duties. When a business is involved in an accident, though, the financial consequences can be severe.
According to The National Center for Environmental Information, storm damages in the United States have steadily increased in the past 40 years, indicating how costly storm damage can be.
Just last year in Biddeford, heavy rain from a storm on Halloween caused damage to the Biddeford RiverWalk. Storms of this caliber are not uncommon to York County.
Because weather-related disasters like this are a hazard in the area, it’s critical that every business understands the many types of storm damage and how to avoid future property destruction.
An abundance of water or moisture is a common source of commercial damage. Water damage can occur naturally, such as from a rainstorm, or from something internal, like plumbing leaks or a malfunctioning appliance. Each of these types of water damage can create a hefty bill on the company’s behalf.
Long-term water damage could be caused by leaks inside the building. It’s vital to keep an eye out for signs of plumbing leaks, such as warping or browning inside the walls and floors. Following these steps on a regular basis will help you stay ahead of the damage and prevent future repairs.
To avoid extra damage expenditures, you should inspect your plumbing for leaks as well as your walls and flooring for warping or browning on a regular basis.
Commercial damage from storms is also quite common, and a storm can easily take out power lines, spread debris and quickly impact a row of businesses in a single neighborhood.
Commercial roofs and building siding can be swiftly ripped off by storms with powerful winds.
Winds can reach 85 miles per hour during a typical storm. Winds of this force can easily knock down structures, move heavy vehicles and rip trees from the ground.
One preventive measure would be to install storm-protective window coverings, and a viable roof for your business can be a good idea to help avoid storm damage, but these steps can quickly add up in cost.
Alternative preventive actions, such as consistently monitoring your building and checking up on the seals on your windows and doors, can lead to significant savings and prevent further damage. Consider clearing the yard of your property for hazards that could be picked up and scattered during a storm.
Storms of many varieties can strike at any time and inflict significant commercial damage. These catastrophic circumstances frequently force businesses to close for repairs, and in other circumstances, permanently close.
Never fret! SERVPRO is here at any time, waiting to take your call. Our team of trained restoration specialists will respond with haste and help you create and implement a restoration plan.
If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 24⁄7.