During the first week of June, residents of a downtown apartment complex on 9th Avenue and Broadway were forced from their homes when a fourth floor sprinkler ruptured. The cause? Someone was exercising by doing pullups on one of the water pipes.
The building flooded from the fourth floor all the way down to the first. Residents who were displaced are staying in area hotels until the damage is repaired.
FLOOD RISKS OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS
From broken sprinkler systems and ruptured plumbing to clogged HVAC system lines and sewer backups, it’s no exaggeration that apartment complexes and other high-rise buildings are always at risk of experiencing flooding and other forms of water damage.
With such water damage comes soaked carpets, weakened walls and collapsed ceilings.
Additional damage includes:
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR APARTMENT FLOODS
First things first: before moving into an apartment, make sure you purchase renters insurance to protect you from flooding, fire and theft.
If you notice any leaks from rain or an appliance, you should notify the maintenance crew immediately.
If flooding is imminent, move as many items as you can away from low-lying areas.
Any repairs – including carpet and damage to appliances – should be covered by your landlord’s insurance.
J&M KEYSTONE, INC.: THE GO-TO PEOPLE WHEN HIGH-RISES FLOOD
Whenever we put together an action plan for restoring high-rises, hotels or shopping centers, the plan centers upon the safeguard of our clients, their liability, and the health and safety of their customers and team members.
If you experience water damage, contact us here at J&M Keystone, Inc. by calling 800-368-2757.
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