Commercial Building Water Damage- Mall in Miami, Florida
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Plumbing issues happen everywhere in every kind of building. But perhaps one doesn’t often expect plumbing issues in a shopping mall, and the commercial building water damage that can ensue when not only the structure, but also valuable merchandise gets wet. Such was the case recently in a mall in Miami, Florida.
Joe Taylor Restoration received an emergency call after some fire sprinklers mistakenly went off, affecting not only a top floor mall cafe, but also the ceiling of the store underneath. Thankfully, water was turned off before it was able to saturate the entire second story store and move down to the first. But the water from the ceiling in the second floor store required employees to have to work fast to move merchandise to protected areas.
Thankfully, because Joe Taylor Restoration is so well versed in commercial building water damage, the cafe and store were dry in a matter of days and were able to resume business as usual, serving patrons in a safe environment. But the situation could have been much worse if the sprinklers had not been turned off relatively quickly and if professionals had not been called immediately.
Fire sprinkler system malfunction is not common, but when it does occur, it usually includes damage such as wet drywall, carpeting, and other building materials, as well as wet office or tenant property, in this case store merchandise, and standing water. Then, if not immediately addressed, commercial building water damage will result in the development of mold and mildew and a much more serious problem.
Whether the building is a mall or a high-rise, when it comes to commercial building water damage, hiring a professional, such as Joe Taylor Restoration, is vitally important. We are experts, and will ensure that all water damage is addressed and managed with the skill necessary to not only return the property to its original state, but also to eliminate the possibility of further damage in the future.