The Importance of Commercial Leak Detection over Christmas
As it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the last thing you want at Christmas is a nasty surprise from a leak at your commercial site.
In this post, we’ll discuss why it’s extra-important to protect your property from leaks over the festive season.
Time away = time for problems
Whether it’s get-togethers, shopping trips or even holidays away to see relatives, people usually have lots to do over Christmas. As a result, many commercial sites are closed for several days on top of the usual public holidays of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
When appliances are being used day in, day out, you’ll no doubt be quite confident that a leak will be detected. However, when most (or all) employees are away, that might not be the case. With two or more days of low (or no) staff, there’s much more chance for a leak to go unnoticed.
What does leak detection do?
With a leak management system in place, your leak will be detected the minute water breaks out. Once a leak is identified, the system will shut off water flow to stop the leak in its tracks.
Even better, the system can be connected to the internet. That allows it to send you a notification via text, email or both, alerting you that a leak has occurred.
The end result? The leak has caused minimal damage. With a smart system, you’ll be able to get someone out promptly to fix it and minimise disruption for your commercial site. But even with a basic system, you can rest assured the water will be shut off.
What happens without leak detection?
On the other hand, if a leak breaks out without leak detection, it could cause untold damage to your property. According to the US National Flood Services, water damage costs an average of $3.75 per square foot to repair for clean water. That rises to $4.50 and $7.00 for grey and black water respectively.
This can vary based on temperature, humidity, the type of materials impacted and – you guessed it – the length of time water stayed in place. Over the course of a Christmas break, that water could be leaking out for upwards of two days. At the very least it could wreck floors and walls, but it could also cause structural damage to your commercial property.
Stay in control this Christmas
The choice is clear. Risk costly damage from leaks while you’re away – or stay in control at all times with leak detection. When you’re ready for the latter, Selectron is on hand to help across Bermuda.
We offer a selection of the state-of-the-art leak detectors from Leak Gopher, ranging from simple hard-wired shut-off valves to wireless, internet-connected systems. After a chat with our team, we can recommend a product that’s right for you and provide a no-obligation quote for installation.
Contact our team today to talk more about leak detection for your commercial property.