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Prevent Commercial Construction Plumbing Issues With Careful Monitoring

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

pipes running along a wall What can you do to prevent water damage?

Nothing is more exciting to a business owner in Rockwell, AR than breaking ground on a new project.

The sight of construction workers scrambling and the sounds and smells of wood being cut and jackhammers going creates quite a bit of excitement. But once in a while plumbing problems such as a water pipe repair or a leaking water main can arise and can bring the job to a halt. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ensure that water issues can be avoided.

Four Steps to Preventing Water Damage During Construction

  1. Before beginning the project, make sure that the plans are checked and double checked for accuracy, including water tables and drainage issues.
  2. During construction, enforce a no-shortcuts rule and make sure all plumbing is quality checked, and that water issues are mitigated weekly.
  3. Toward the end of construction conduct thorough water-tightness testing. Check the roof, windows and doors, all drains and all piping systems for any broken pipe and perform any water pipe repair immediately.
  4. After construction, follow up with a punch list of all plumbing systems and see that they are all addressed.

There are several areas that should be monitored regularly for water leaks. These include window flashings and door openings and areas around roof vents, eaves and gutters, as well as mechanical and drainage systems, retention ponds and the entire plumbing system. Slacking off on checking these often can cost you a good deal if one of them fails and water enters the building. Of these, plumbing problems are probably the easiest to prevent and also the most devastating if they go wrong.

If you are however, faced with an elevator full of water or find that a toilet has flooded the entire third floor, call one of the emergency water restoration services in here in Hot Springs, AR to help with clean up and restoration. Water pipe repair and plumbing problems don’t need to create a costly slowdown on your project. Getting proper help will ensure that the job is done right and all is restored to its proper state.

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