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Don’t Ignore the Signs of Water Damage in your Orleans Business

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Often times, businesses ignore that telltale signs of water damage, leading to disaster. Whether it’s caused by the signs not being recognized, denial, or by just flat-out ignoring the evidence, ignored water damage can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your Orleans property. These signs, more often than not, are easy to detect. If treated fast and properly, the problem can be mitigated fast, thoroughly and inexpensively. Pay attention to these five water damage indicators to keep your commercial property in Orleans clean and safe from water damage:

  1. Constant Water Pooling: Ever notice a particular place in your property that constantly has a puddle? A place where no matter how much you dry it up, it always seems to become a watery mess? Turns out this might be an indicator of a possible leak. If you find yourself in this situation, try to find the source of the leak. If the source isn’t easy to locate, you may have to call a professional who specializes in repairing whatever appliance or fixture is leaking.
  2. Wall and Ceiling Discoloration: Typically brown or black in appearance, wall and ceiling discolorations can point towards a potential leakage problem. Wet drywalls and ceilings are highly prone to grow mold and mildew. See a spot like this? Don’t ignore it, call a professional water mitigation company to treat or remove these stains.
  3. Unusually High Water Bill: If your water usage habits stay the same but your water bill somehow spikes way up, you may have an undiscovered leak in your building. Another typical sign of an undiscovered leak would be an unexplained sound of running water. If any of these signs appear, call a plumber to seek out and stop the leak before substantial damage occurs.
  4. Musty Odors: If your commercial property is perfectly clean and still emits a musty odor, the culprit is more than likely water damage. If you’re presented with a musty odor, check for unusually wet surfaces or any of the water damage signs previously mentioned.

If your commercial property is suffering from water damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod to get the job done right. We’re trained and experienced in all things water, fire, smoke, cleaning and mold restoration. Call us at 508-778-7378 to set up your free estimate. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we’re on alert 24/7 for your restoration emergency.

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