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A burst pipe in a commercial building can cause damage on a grander scale compared to a pipe that bursts in a residential home. Protect your business by learning what to do if a pipe bursts in your commercial building.
The best remedy for a burst pipe is not to have one happen at all. Make sure pipes in unheated or outdoor areas are adequately insulated. Inspect pipes regularly for cracks and small leaks, and don’t ignore them. Small leaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water, and if left undiscovered, destroy carpets, floors, drywall, and electronic equipment.
It’s critical to address a burst pipe immediately. Know where your water shut off valves, electrical box and water heaters are before an emergency. In case of a burst pipe, shut off the water and the electricity to any affected part of the building. Turn on faucets and flush toilets to drain pipes and relieve pressure. If hot water is leaking, turn off the valve of the water heater and any hot water heating systems to keep them from running while empty, as this could damage the systems. Remove electronics and other furnishings that are in danger of water damage and evacuate affected tenants until the problem is resolved. Part of your disaster recovery plan should include a phone call to SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo at 925/372-7234