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Water Damage Prevention

As a business owner, there are several important factors to keep in mind in order to run a good business. Proper regular building maintenance is important because it ensures the safety and comfort of employees and customers and can increase property value. 

It is recommended to routinely inspect your business’s gutters, downspouts and drainage system and remove any debris. Having your gutters professionally cleaned on a regular basis can help keep water draining properly and away from the building.

Water damage can cause the following problems with your business building:

  • Structural Damage
  • Health Problems For Your Employees
  • Increased Cost Repairs

Structural Damage

If the gutter system of your business building is damaged in any way, water can begin to pool around the building, causing damage to the foundation walls. Pooling rainwater can greatly compromise the integrity of the foundation walls. Water damage can result in cracks, bows, buckling, shearing or even wall collapse. It’s best to contact a professional at the first signs of damage to prevent any further damage to your building.

Health Problems for Your Employees

When water is trapped behind walls, mold and mildew growth will most likely be present which can cause an unpleasant environment for you and your employees. Mold growth has been known to have adverse effects on the health and well-being of employees, which can translate to more sick days or sluggish production. Exposure to water damage can cause illnesses and distressing symptoms. Fixing or replacing the cause of any leaks will be the best way to avoid mold growth. Installing a gutter guard can also help to ensure that your gutter system remains unclogged and water can continue flowing freely through it, preventing moisture and the chances for mold growth.

Increased Cost Repairs

Fallen leaves and other debris in gutters and downspouts can lead to water damage of the exterior and interior walls in a building. If the gutter system is clogged for any reason, it can cause water to sit on top of your business roof which can lead to roof leakage. If you continuously allow water to remain on the roof of your business, it will sustain continuous damage every time it rains, resulting in the need for a full roof replacement. Having your gutters cleaned multiple times each year can prevent debris buildup and damage to the exterior and interior of your business building – avoiding any unnecessary costly repairs!

Leaky or broken gutters can cause water damage and can destroy a building and cost a lot of money to repair which is why it’s best to reach out to a professional to help you spot any problems and give you affordable and easy solutions to help you and your business. At GutterPros, our dedicated, trained employees are experts in how to make your gutters work and look their best. We provide affordable, quick and high-quality service to your gutters. To get in touch with our team, call us at (314) 656-7195. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and provide a free estimate!