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5 Commercial Property Water Risks

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

When the weather turns extreme, it’s natural to worry about water damaging your Walpole, MA commercial property. Unfortunately, even when the weather is seemingly perfect, there are other culprits that can cause water damage. Here are five potential causes of water issues to watch out for.


A broken pipe can happen for numerous reasons, including freezing temperatures, pressure changes, water supply deterioration. Water stains, bulging walls, musty odors, or damaged tiles are indicators that there may be a leaking pipe that requires a water repair.

Sprinkler System Issues

Vital as the first line of defense, if not properly maintained, a sprinkler system can lead to extensive damage, especially if a broken pipe is the issue. Along with accidental activation, which results in 100s of gallons of water pouring down, neglected systems can slowly leak.

Faulty Appliances or Equipment

Along with major systems like HVAC and water heaters, any dishwasher or equipment that uses water on the property could be the source of a lingering musty odor. Regular maintenance, inspections, and cleaning are necessary to keep them working properly.

Sewer and Toilet Backups

Regardless if the cause is improperly flushing items, flooding overfilling the sewer drain or issues with the city’s mainline, toilet and sewer water is not regular water. Full of contaminants, cleaning it up requires extra considerations. If these types of issues arise, it’s best to call a trusted plumber to determine the problem to help keep it from happening again.

Structural Damage

Buildings may be built to last, but they are not invincible. Any part of it not doing what it should could let water seep in. Before the next rain, inspect the building for broken windows, leaky roofs, and foundation issues. Improper drainage, such as clogged gutters, can quickly lead to big foundational problems.

Regardless of the cause, immediately addressing the water damage is necessary to limit the destruction. If water has damaged your commercial property call the water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Foxborough of (508) 533-5305 today! We will make it "Like it never even happened." 

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