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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Restores Pipe-Break Water Damage Commercial Office Buildings

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

Building Vans SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County can clean up and restore any size water damage to a commercial building from a pipe break in Canton, Ohio.

During the winter months your building could be flooded as a result of a pipe-break. Below are a few facts:

  • 30% of all frozen pipe failures occurred in a basement.
  • Frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops.
  • A frozen pipe can lead to a pipe burst, which can lead to more than $5,000 in water damage.
  • 250 gallons of water can spew from an 1/8 inch crack in a pipe.
  • Freezing point for water is 32° it is important to keep your building above that temperature.

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Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

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  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a pipe-break water loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County at 330-497-4600 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.” Our crews are available 24-hours a day to service commercial property owners in Stark, County Ohio.

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