Commercial properties and spaces have an increased likelihood of experiencing water leaks because they are larger and utilize far more water than residential properties.
Common Areas for Water Leaks in Commercial Buildings
Commercial Roof Leaks
Leaky roofs are serious structural problems that pose several safety risks and can easily result in significant commercial water damage. There are many possible causes of commercial roof leaks:
- Torrential rainstorm
- Nonfunctional drainage system
- Aging roofing membranes
- Missing or damaged flashing
- Ice dams
- Gutters clogged
Commercial Basement Leaks
Leaks in commercial basements can be attributed to many factors, such as:
- Cracks in the foundation
- Poor waterproofing systems
- The waterproofing membrane may be damaged
- Substandard concrete
- Clogged or damaged drainage
- The groundwater in the area has risen, and the pumps cannot keep up with the excess in groundwater
Plumbing Fixture Leaks
Water pipes are frequently found inside the walls of commercial properties and underground. A burst pipe will spur an unexpected leak. If the leak goes unnoticed for an extended period, water damage or flooding will result.
Property managers should be aware of the first signs of plumbing pipe leaks. Underground plumbing bursts create spongy and unstable flooring, as well as continually wet soil. Pipe leaks behind walls can be identified by:
- Bulging walls
- Crumbling plaster
- Loose tiles
- Water stains
Commercial water leak? Help is here.
If you are experiencing a water leak in your business, the source must be quickly located to avoid long-term damage to your property. Give us a call at (800) 971-6995 or contact us.