Protecting Your Commercial Plumbing
The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, but that doesn't mean your business shouldn't be prepared! Low temperatures increases the chance of pipes freezing or cracking, which can ultimately lead to an unwanted situation.
It is important to check your pipes in your business to prevent any problems. As the days get colder, especially overnight, you are running the risk of your pipes freezing over which can cause crack and leaks. This can happen no mater the material. Plastic, copper, or steel can freeze which will make the pipes crack or even burst. A pipe burst can let go around 200 gallons in just one day which will cause major water damage to your commercial building.
If you are expecting freezing temperatures, be one step ahead and close the water supply lines and washer connections. To circulate heat to the hidden pipes underneath all sinks, make sure to leave those cabinets open to allow the heat in your home help prevent those pipes from freezing. For smaller sinks, another good tip is to leave a small drip overnight.
If your pipe bursts, you should call SERVPRO immediately. We have staff on-call 24/7 and are always ready to help. In water damages, time is literally money. The faster we can get out to the job, the more money you will save!