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Tips to Prevent Water Damage During Construction

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Broken pipe Broken water pipes can put a real damper on your Lafayette, CO construction project.

Water Damage Prevention Tips During Construction

Broken water pipes can put a real damper on your construction project. Any resulting water damage could potentially halt construction until the completion of the water pipe repair. This costs both you and the construction contractor time and money. Follow these tips to prevent water damage to your Lafayette, CO, commercial facility.

1. Prevent Foundational Issues

Establish a quality assurance program and director to ensure the correct materials and methods are used to prevent water damage. This includes installing a proper drainage system to direct water away from excavation and construction sites.
Cracks in a building's foundation and walls may develop due to structural flooding during construction. Do not attempt to fix the cracks yourself. Consult with an engineer who can survey the damage and come up with treatment options.

2. Monitor Pipes for Breaks

Create a team assigned solely to water damage prevention and treatment. This is especially important during initial pipe charging due to potential leaks. Monitor the pipes for twenty fours hours after charging in case you need to call an emergency water pipe repair service.
If a broken pipe leaks on an upper floor, the water may trickle down to lower levels, swelling ceilings and walls. Extensive water damage may lead to structural collapse requiring complete reconstruction of affected rooms and areas in the building.

3. Prevent Flooded Structures

Keep pumps and other water removal tools on hand for emergency flood mitigation. Fix any water issues within forty-eight hours to help prevent lasting damage.

Mold formation occurs if water damage isn't resolved quickly enough. Once mold takes hold, it can be difficult to get rid of. A water remediation company would need to be brought in to assess the extent of the infestation and create a plan to eradicate it. 

Follow these tips to prevent costly water damage to your commercial facility. Keep trusted agents on call for water pipe repair and other mitigation efforts through the entire construction process.

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