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Taking Care of Water Damage Caused by Fire Sprinklers

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Taking Care of Water Damage Caused by Fire Sprinklers

Many sources of commercial water damage exist, including flooding and plumbing problems. While fire sprinklers are a smart tool for a company to use in the fight against a devastating blaze, they do sometimes malfunction. Though rare, accidental discharges are usually caused by one of the following reasons:

  • A nearby heat source such as an engine or lighting
  • A cold snap that freezes the water in the pipes, followed by a thaw
  • A failure to inspect sprinklers for signs of corrosion
    A case of vandalism or sabotage

An accidental discharge is not likely to be as damaging as other water issues, but it can still cause problems. Immediate cleanup is necessary.

Taking Care of Water Damage
If caught early, an accidental sprinkler discharge in Lafayette, LA, can be cleaned up with little more than a mop and some paper towels. The total amount of water could be only a few gallons. However, if the sprinklers are not turned off right away, the problem becomes much larger and will likely require the services of a professional water remediation company. Trained technicians have the ability to mitigate the damage from flooding, sewage backups, roof leaks, sprinkler discharges, and more. After an inspection and assessment of the property, the team will get to work on water extraction and removal using state-of-the-art equipment and proven methods.

Continuing With the Process
The next step in the cleanup process is drying and ventilating the soaked area. This protects materials that were doused with water and it also prevents the proliferation of mold throughout the building. A cleaning and sanitizing step is usually needed, especially if the water source is contaminated, such as from flooding or sewage problems. Finally, restoration of damaged materials returns the company to its original condition. This process, guided by professionals in the cleaning and restoration field, works for the full spectrum of water problems that a company could face.

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