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31 Aug. 17

Help-Centre: How Water is Silently Damaging Your Property

For most residential and commercial property owners, water can be their worst nightmare because it has many ways it can destroy the property; from an initial small water leak to a burst mains pipe to a major outbreak in mold due to damp; water can cause major damages to one’s homes; apartment, flat or business premises. Water isn’t limited to inside the property, it can cause numerous amounts of issues for the properties outside as much as it does inside. It is generally advised to focus on any seepage issues one may have.

The drainage frameworks also need to be kept in good condition; as the drainage system is often over looked or unnoticed;  any defects these may have will have major consequences. There have been many cases where waste water has seeped out onto the surrounding area causing structural damage due to the drainage framework not being looked after properly.  During winter, there is a chance for the water to freeze into ice which could cause a whole entire range of issues to occur if the drainage frameworks are not looked after properly.

Water Risks

Due to the risks that water poses to the structure of buildings and properties, one should always consider any possible drainage issues that may have already exist. Property owners should have funds set aside dedicated to the up keep of the drainage frameworks every year or so to reduce the likelihood of any costly works being carried out.

The drainage system is one of the most vital parts of a residential and commercial property, it allows the rain water to flow from the surface down to the underground drainage system; rainwater that isn’t properly flowing will cause the surrounding flooring to become soaked and it could even cause the water to pool on the surface of the soil.

Poor drainage can cause structural damage to buildings, the pooling of water inside walls and can also affect the environment around it; it can cause hydroplaning when waste water fills the grooves located on the roads.