Water Damage Loss Control in Care Facilities

Water influx can damage the electrical systems and structural elements of a building and ruin expensive finishes and furnishings. Residual moisture, if not immediately addressed, may encourage the rapid growth of mould inside walls and subfloors and pose a serious health risk. Recovery after a waterloss can be an overwhelming task for both property managers and residents. In addition to the cost of repairs, there is sometimes the necessity of displacing residents and disturbing their sense of comfort and security.

In multi-storey Retirement Homes and Independent Living Facilities, severe losses may be caused by something as simple as an unattended running faucet or a leaking bathroom fixture. Without timely detection, minor incidents can quickly escalate into major problems with water from a single source flowing into adjacent units and common areas.

Fortunately, there are a variety of loss mitigation techniques that can assist…

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