Preventing Water Damage
While water damage is troublesome in any home, in a multi-unit community the threat of water damage becomes even more serious. As a healthcare facility, there is life-saving equipment that must be protected and remain in working order. Electronic equipment and water do not mix – keeping water away from medical machines is step one in protecting nursing home residents.
- Regular maintenance in the facility can help prevent damage from happening. Call in a plumber to check the plumbing for blockages, cracks in the pipes, or leaks that may go undetected without regular checks.
- Facility maintenance should be performed at the change of each season. This includes checking the gutters for any debris including leaves, sticks, dirt, mud – anything that can clog the gutters and keep them from draining water properly from the building.
- Check windows and roofs for any signs of leaks. This can include cracks, leaky seals, or broken tiles.
- Are appliances up to date? Hoses on washers, refrigerators, and dishwashers should be checked every six months for signs of wear or cracks.
Have Alpha-omega Disaster Restoration on Speed Dial
Even when planning and maintenance are perfect, water damage can still happen. That’s why working with a restoration company like Alpha-Omega can help ease your mind if water damage occurs in your nursing home facility.
Our experts are available to help 24/7 and we specialize in commercial water damage restoration. We will find the cause of the problem and get your business back up and running as quickly as possible. In this case, the safety of your residents being our top priority.
Visit our website for more information on how we can help with flooding or small water damage issues.