Common leak types in commercial buildings

If your water bill is going up without reason, it might be worth knowing the common leak types in commercial buildings so you can prevent them.

Water leaks can cause excessive damage to the property, but also rack up quite a water bill too. That’s why it’s a good idea to monitor water usage and know the common leak types in commercial buildings.

Toilet leaks

There are a number of parts within a toilet that can become worn and lead to issues including water loss. By checking seals and all parts for wear, tear and damage and repairing any concerns, you can prevent water leaks from happening.

Underground leaks 

Not as easy to detect, but general giveaways include wet soil, water gathering, extreme plant growth and unusually high water bills. Drains and pipes require water leak detection equipment to help locate any leaks. If found, pipes can be dug up and repaired. If not, exploratory digging may be necessary to find the source of the leakage. It’s important to establish the responsibility of underground leaks before doing any exploratory work.

Hidden leaks 

Leaks can be found in surprising places! Not the most obvious of leaks, hidden leaks can often be the most devastating in terms of damage, mainly because they can go undetected for so long. Look out for water marks and swelling of walls and floors, higher water bills and noise!

ServiceMaster Restore can help with leak detection, as well as the restoration of water damage if required. We have a thorough detection, extraction, drying and cleaning process to ensure that commercial properties are restored both quickly and effectively. Remember, prevention is always better than the cure.

For further information on our water damage services you can visit our page here, or call us in an emergency on 0845 762 6828