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How Can Water Damage Be Prevented During Construction In Grand Rapids?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

During your Comstock Park commercial property construction, its foundation, and base structures are exposed to elements, including wind, rain, heat, and cold. These weather conditions can cause water damage during construction if no steps are taken to prevent moisture from finding its way through unsecured building openings like windows, doors, and more. This, in turn, may lead to mold growth, which is dangerous for your health and safety, can negatively affect the integrity of the building. Proper water damage prevention can quickly help avoid this type of situation. 

What Are Some Ways To Avoid Water Damage On My Comstock Park Construction Project?

We have established that prevention is the best way to avoid water damage. Take such steps as: 

  • Monitor For Water Leaks. Most pressurized potable fire and water systems can have monitoring devices attached, enabling their mains to be monitored for any signs of water leakage. You can set up these devices to signal you by an alarm, alerting you when a leak is detected and allowing you to catch leaks early so remediation can occur immediately. 
  • Regular Maintenance. Another part of prevention is to maintain items at risk carefully. You can inspect all pipes and related equipment regularly to catch issues before they start. As soon as a weak or damaged piece of equipment is identified, be sure to take steps to repair or replace it. 

What Are Other Ways To Ensure Water Damage To My Grand Rapids Construction Project Does Not Occur?

Everyone on the site needs to be experienced and qualified so that unnecessary accidents don't happen. 

  • Employ Qualified Contractors. Any contractors you are working with are fully qualified to complete the construction components they are responsible for safely and professionally.
  • QA/QC. Having a Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan in place is key to preventing water damage during construction; planning is the best way to prevent damage from happening. This plan will help you know what to do if a natural disaster or severe weather is heading your way. A QA/QC plan will include:
    • Planned evacuation routes
    • A plan for leading water away from your construction project
    • An assessment of water infiltration susceptibility enabling you to account for vulnerabilities

SERVPRO of South and Northwest Grand Rapids is here to help when the worst happens. From water damage to commercial restoration, we have the skill and equipment to get you back to work as soon as possible. 

We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

This franchise is Independently Owned and Operated. 

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