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Winter Water Damage

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Many potential threats to your Wrentham, MA commercial property lurk during the winter months here in the Commonwealth. Biting cold snaps rarely deter customers from visiting your store front. Even though the rain will soon turn to snow, flooding of your commercial property is still a real possibility!

While snowmelt alone can lead to some compromising flood damaged homes and businesses, there are more direct paths for substantial water losses. Identifying and eliminating potential areas of high risk, like poor insulation, will help to reduce the risk of water damage to your commercial property this winter season.

Ice Dams 

It is always ideal to ensure that your commercial property remains adequately heated. The interior temperature should never drop below 55 degrees fahrenheit. Inadequate insulation in the attic will allow heat to easily escape making heating your property a challenge. An improperly insulated attic can also lead to ice damming on the roof. This phenomenon is a result of melting snow by heating the roof internally in frigid temperatures outside. This frozen dam continues to back up, damaging roofing materials and allowing water to flow back into the structure. 

Frozen Pipes  

The basement area of your property is often the most susceptible to freezing. Make sure that any exposed plumbing is properly insulated. Stagnant water freezes faster than moving water. Slightly turning on restroom faucets allowing the water to drip will help prevent pipes from freezing. If your commercial property has a kitchen area with cabinets, leaving the doors of cabinets with pipes in them slightly open will also help to minimize the risk.    

Should your business suffer water damage, contact SERVPRO of Foxborough at (508) 533-5305! We will help you make it, "Like it never even happened."

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