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Preventing Water Damage While Under Construction

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

A building does not have to be completed to undergo water damage. Construction projects are often delayed by water, pipe repair, and the subsequent damages a busted pipe causes. To increase profit for your construction business, you should take precaution and prevent floods in the first place.

The Cost of Damage

A delay during a project can cost you additional time and money. These are a few of the expenses you would have to think about when you may have to pause a project due to a broken pipe:

  • The labor needed to conduct the repair and rebuild the damaged area.
  • Mitigation charges from professional water remediation services.
  • Materials needed to rebuild the damaged section.

Non-monetary costs of the delay include damage to your reputation and potentially impatient clients. Your insurance company may cover some of the financial burden, however repairing the relationship with your client will be your responsibility alone.

The Prevention of Damage

Timely water pipe repair is a great solution. Instead, wouldn’t it be nice to avoid flooding in the first place? Before construction begins, we suggest creating a plan for careful on-site water management. Develop a drainage system, and test pumps as well as plumbing before proceeding with any major work. During construction, it is easy to let your plan fall to the wayside. Hiring someone to assure your team follows the guidelines will create a much smoother process for everyone. The designated person should monitor piping systems and help keep the air pressure in the pipes under control. Finally, keep water mitigation specialists on speed dial to ensure that if there is a problem, you can resolve it before a large area of your site is impacted.

Preventing water at your construction site decreases you chances of having to worry about water pipe repair. By keeping water sources closely monitored and structuring drainage systems wisely, you are more likely to stay on schedule ultimately leading to more customer satisfaction.  

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