How to Keep Your Home & Business Afloat
If your home or business has ever experienced a water loss, then you’re aware that the most important piece to resolving the issue and starting mitigation is to stop the source of the water loss. The next most important piece is a timely response to begin mitigation and restoration. One thing that surely impedes the water mitigation and restoration process is not knowing where the source originates or having to find the sources of the loss. Not knowing or having to find the source of a water loss is time-consuming and costly! This can even result in the denial of a claim due to negligence. The best way to keep your home or business afloat in the event of a flood or water loss is to practice effective water loss prevention and preparation behavior for your home and business. State Farm Insurance recommends evaluating pipework consistently, constantly reviewing the water bill, frequently analyzing differences in meter readings, and asking about a leak detection protection system for unusually high water usage to stop and prevent water leaks before they start. Again, determining where water might come ahead of time can go a long way in preventing water damage for a business in the long run as well! Common water sources for water damage in businesses occur mostly in aged appliances, pipes and drains, and roofing. Good preparation and prevention for the exterior of commercial businesses are just as important to monitor and consistently assess as well. Practicing habits like regular roofing maintenance, regular HVAC maintenance, and regularly replacing appliance hosing and piping with upgraded materials or new materials help monitor the chance of leaks or breaks for the business. However, two of the most preventative measures any residence or business can employ is installing an active or passive automatic leak detection system. Not only does this offer a modernized and advanced technology leak system to the structure, but it “detects potential water leaks by either monitoring flows in the pipe or by detecting water on the floor. When flow is irregular or moisture is detected, the valve will automatically shut off the water supply to your home. This may help prevent a significant amount of the damage that water leaks can cause.” Hopefully, the information provided assists you in preventing water loss for your residential or commercial establishment. Whatever size the water damage is to your home or business, our Water Restoration specialists have the experience and equipment to deal with it. Our mitigation and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of South Durham will work closely with you and the other occupants during the restoration process to have as little disruption as possible to your personal life and daily business activities. We are the professionals to restore your home or business to the preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”
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