There are plenty of things that you want to avoid as a business, and property damage at your premises is high on the list.
Having to repair or replace your property can cost you dearly in time, money, and lost business.
Water damage is one problem that’s often never thought about until it’s too late. Here are 4 ways you can prevent water damage from happening, and keep your business safe.
This is a simple job, but it’s often overlooked and leads to severe water damage if left unchecked. Your gutters are designed to direct water away from your building, especially the roof. If water gets in through the roof, it can cause rot and mould in the roof timbers, and if left too long can result in you needing to replace the whole roof.
Periodically, get up on the roof and check what’s in the gutters. Most of the debris that falls in them can be removed easily by hand, so it’s a quick job. Just be sure you do it!
Leaks in your pipes can be sneaky, as you often don’t know anything’s wrong until it’s too late. Then, you’ve got floods of water coming through the walls or ceiling and a hefty repair bill.
Water leak detection sensors can change all of that. All you have to do is have them installed in the danger spots in your building. If a leak starts happening, the sensors will see it and set off an alarm. You’ll be able to see where the leak is happening, and stop it before it gets worse.
If you start having leaks in your building, you won’t be able to stop them unless you know where the water main is. If you can’t find it, then the water will just keep coming, causing more damage, until the plumbers come to fix it.
Now’s the time to find out where the water main is in your building. Go find it, and find out how to turn it off in case of an emergency. Be aware that in a commercial building, it may not be somewhere that’s instantly accessible to you.
Depending on your business, you may have several machines in the building that use water. You need to be checking them regularly to ensure that they’re not leaking or damaged. One wash cycle and you could have an entire room flooded.
Make periodic checks on your appliances, looking for cracks or leaks in them, especially in the pipes. If you find any issues, have them addressed as soon as possible.
Here at CMR Electrical, we sell top rate water leak detection sensors that will detect a leak as soon as it occurs, helping you to protect your home or business from water damage. Browse our wide range of water leak detection systems or get in touch for advice on which products are suitable for you, and avoid leaks from ever happening . It’s much more affordable than you’d think, and cheaper than replacing property due to water damage!