Freezing weather can cause many little inconveniences, from slippery sidewalks to one of the most common problems - frozen water pipes. Though we will always advocate for prevention, sometimes frozen water pipes that burst is going to be inevitable for many reasons. If you’re affected by this unfortunate twist of events and the basement or any area of your business has suddenly turned into a swamp littered with objects from around the office. A quick call to Rock Emergency could save the future of your business.
Rock Emergency is recognized as one of New York’s most trusted restoration contractors for water damage. While we service both residential and commercial clients, our expertise in commercial large loss scenarios is second to none. If frozen water pipes burst on your business’ premises it can have a catastrophic effect on your establishment. No matter where the source of the water flow is, it can cause massive delays in day to day production, especially when there are time-sensitive projects in progress or expensive electronic equipment on the site.
The reason burst or frozen water pipes can be more severe in a commercial setting is linked to the fact that many commercial structures have a larger volume of water entering the premises through plumbing supply lines. A great number of commercial properties have a lot of pipes because they have to maintain more facilities for their employees.
Commercial buildings also tend to have more square footage than a home, so entry points for water intrusion through areas like the roof and walls are greater in volume. Other common effects of flooding due to a burst frozen pipe include the damage to the structure of the building as well as the loss of inventory, valuable documents, data stored on water damaged computer drives, damage to valuable machinery or company vehicles that may cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace.
Not forgetting to mention, you’d also have to face the impact of the water damage on your workers and the threat it can potentially pose to their health and wellbeing. The safety and security of employees would be paramount during this time. In extreme cases employees may be forced to stay away from work for several days due to health risks and other hazards. The decrease in staff translates to reduced efficiency and low productivity.
According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), 37% of all frozen pipe failures occur in a building's basement. Rock Emergency utilizes only the best equipment and restoration techniques combined with great service to get the job done right the first time. This is undoubtedly important when working in these areas to prevent not only the growth of toxic mold and bacteria spores but also the remediation of the affected spaces.
Rock Emergency is available 24/7/365 to respond to your call. We have an experienced and highly qualified team of technicians, equipped with the best and latest technology to handle large loss scenarios. We’re in this together!
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