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3 Important Precautions for Avoiding Water Damage During Construction

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Having your construction site unexpectedly flooded can cause no end of trouble and bring work to a grinding halt

Avoid Water Damage In The Middle Of Construction

Construction can be a long and expensive undertaking. The last thing anyone wants during construction is water damage from a broken pipe or the need for a water pipe repair in the middle of a building project. A flooded worksite leads to delays, hassle, more expense and probably extra paperwork. It is therefore important to take steps to prevent incidents that may result in water damage in the first place. Here are three important precautions that can help you avoid water damage in the middle of construction.

1. Create a Waterproofing Checklist Before Construction
Before the building has started, it may help to create a checklist of possible water hazards like unguarded openings where rain may leak through and enact preventative measures. This may include creating temporary roofs and coverings for open stairwells or elevators.

2. Inspect the Site Before Leaving
One action that can save you a lot of trouble after the exterior has been constructed and work has moved to the interior is performing a detailed inspection of the site and making sure everything is shut down before leaving. This may include:

Making sure doors, hatches and windows are closed
Making sure water is not running in bathrooms
Making sure pump discharge hoses are connected

3. Have the On-Site Manager Check the Pipe System
A third precaution you can take is having a manager sign off on the pipe system before trying to use it. Running water through a pipe system with bad connections or other problems lead to having to shell out for both water pipe repair and a professional cleanup and restoration service in Gladstone, TN. Having water spouting out can also ruin exposed supplies, walls and flooring. So it is best to have the pipe system checked out by the on-site manager and verified as correctly put together before running water through it.
Having your construction site unexpectedly flooded can cause no end of trouble and bring work to a grinding halt. It is therefore best to prevent water damage before ever needing water pipe repair or restoration services.

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