How to Handle Water Damage from a Pipe Break

A water pipe break can cause extensive commercial water damage, disrupting your business and costing thousands of dollars in repairs. While a broken pipe is always a stressful event, Peerless is here 24/7 to help your business continue running smoothly. But, before we get there, here are some steps you can take to minimize the damage to help get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.


Commercial Water Damage can affect more than just your building, furniture, files, electronics, and more can also be impacted.

Move Important Items

If possible, move important items such as electronics, files, and valuable inventory out of the way of the water. Water from a broken pipe can quickly spread throughout your facility, so it’s important to take action as soon as you see the water. If you can’t move everything, focus on items that are most at risk for water damage.


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Shut Off the Water Source

If you know where the broken pipe is located, turn off the water at the source. This will help prevent further damage from occurring. Once the water is turned off, open any faucets in your building to drain any residual water from the system and prevent it from backing up and causing additional flooding.


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Call Peerless

A professional restoration company, like Peerless, with experience in handling water damage from a pipe break in commercial buildings will have the tools and expertise needed to dry out your building. We will work directly with your insurance company to get the repairs covered and you business back to operating. DO NOT try to handle this internally without proper training! Mishandled water damage can often, and almost always, result in residual mold damage later on.


A broken pipe can cause extensive commercial water damage not only to your building, but to the contents within such as furniture, files, electronics, and more. Quickly moving important items out of the way of the water, shutting off the water source if possible, and calling a professional restoration company are all essential steps in minimizing damages and getting your business back up and running as soon as possible.


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