Water in your Orange County business can do more than just property damage. The water can slow – or worse, completely shut down – your business until it’s remedied, which means you lose money in the meantime. In some cases, the water can even damage records, client listings, or even transactions, setting the company back days, months, or even years. That is why it is so important to take steps in preventing leaks, flooding, and mold in your Orange County workplace.
The three areas of the building that you need to routinely inspect are the appliances, plumbing, and the roof. Here are some ways to lower the possibility of a water hazard at your workplace:
- Read and follow the recommended maintenance procedures for all appliances and equipment. This includes regularly draining a portion of the water out of the water heater to flush out the sediment in the bottom of the tank. (Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.)
- Schedule a periodic inspection by a qualified HVAC contractor to help keep air conditioner pan drain lines clear of deposits, in order to prevent them from clogging the line.
- Have your plumbing inspected by a professional whenever you suspect a leak or damage to the pipes. Sprinklers, toilets, and sinks that start acting up may have a problem that cannot be seen. The faster you catch it, the less chance an internal leak or mold growth.
- Inspect hose connections on water supply lines to washing machines, icemakers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other appliances that use water to make sure that they are tightly secured. Have the hoses replaced immediately if they show any signs of cracking or deterioration.
- Hire a professional roofing contractor (like us!) to promptly repair deteriorated or damaged roofing materials.
- Gutters, eaves, and downspouts should be free of debris. This will allow water to drain freely.
- Adding insulation and ventilation in the attic (yes, businesses have attics!) can extend the life of the roof and reduce the chance of water backing up under roofing. The insulation should be in good shape and attic vents clear.
Whether your Orange County business needs assistance with water prevention or water remediation, we are always available to take your call. Our professionals understand the importance of a smoothly-running business, and it is our mission to get your workplace up and running with as little downtime as possible! We can also remodel your office and get it back to its beautiful pre-flood state (or better!) with our designers and contractors. Our trained professionals operate 24/7 in Orange County and can respond to emergency situations for immediate quarantine and clean-up.