It’s a common winter woe affecting thousands of building owners and managers each year: frozen water pipes that burst. A pipe crack that is just an eighth of an inch can dispense more than 200 gallons of water daily, seriously damaging a building’s structure and contents.
Water damage can mean much more than just soggy carpets. For example, mold and mildew grow rapidly in damp, humid environments, creating an unpleasant smell that permeates floors, walls, and ceilings, even after the water has been removed. Mold also can create health problems for employees that can lead to liability issues. It’s not uncommon for employees to take legal action against a company if they become sick from mold particles in the air.