Toilet Failure Is a Leading Cause of Residential and Commercial Water Damage

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Leaky plumbing fixtures and burst pipes are common reasons behind insurance claims for home and commercial water damage every year, but toilet problems stand out as one of the leading causes of serious water damage. That said, many toilet-related plumbing issues are preventable with regular maintenance and a watchful eye, which can take care of small problems before they turn into major ones. If a toilet is causing problems, call a professional immediately. The worst damages arise because a person does not call an expert, and water damage that may not be visible on the surface continues to spread and…
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Sprinkler Damage from a Quake Can Prove a Costly Business: Protect Your Assets

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While you might expect cracks to the foundation of your business building during an earthquake, that is not the most common damage resulting from temblors in California. More typically, businesses may suffer property damage after a quake shakes a building enough to activate or damage indoor sprinklers, which in turn spray water, wreaking havoc on office fixtures, machinery and inventory. The resulting damage from water sprinkler damage can often far exceed the damage to the structure itself. Napa quake case study After the Napa earthquake in 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency studied 32 buildings with fire sprinkler systems and…
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