When you think about the biggest threats facing your commercial property, your concerns are probably very similar to others in your shoes. You most likely worry about structural damage that could happen around the foundation, or the likelihood of a pipe bursting. Depending on the type of work going on inside, you may take precautions to ensure nothing happens that could damage your investment.
However, it’s important to be realistic about the threats that face your building, some of which are far less dramatic, but just as important to consider. For example, something as innocent as rain or melting snow could end up costing you a small fortune in repairs if it isn’t properly drained from your roof.
If water isn’t siphoned off the roof, it could form pools where the roof isn’t level. Over enough time, those pools could cause all kinds of problems, not the least of which would be caving part of the roof in. Serious leaks could happen too.
Melting snow poses the same risks. Obviously, it becomes water and that water has to be removed effectively. Here in Toronto, we definitely get plenty of snow, which means a good amount of water coming off the rooftops in spring.
Even when water is quickly moved from the roof to the ground, the problem is that if it isn’t properly drained, the water will most likely end up inside your building. First it seeps into the ground and then through your foundation.
These problems are especially prevalent with flat roofs. If yours is showing problems because of damage or your need to install a roof drain on a new roof of build, we invite you to call for flat roof drain repair services immediately. Just dial 1 888 501 5501 or 905 501 5501 Select Plumbing is here to help.