Why You Should Never Ignore Commercial Leaks
Water leaks are not a minor inconvenience you want to let lie for a while. Deciding you will get to it later is a grave error that could jeopardize the health of your employees, customers, and, ultimately, your business. Therefore, if you are one of the many who believe a small leak is inconsequential, you should keep reading.
Water leaks lead to an accumulation of stagnant water. Stagnant water can have adverse health effects, especially for asthma patients. Attacks are triggered as the leak puts more moisture in the air. However, it is not only asthma sufferers at risk; humidity leads to respiratory infections for everyone. Stagnant water can also become the breeding ground for various pests and biological organisms. Disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes are drawn to water and need it to reproduce. Likewise, anywhere you find stagnant water, you will also find mildew and mold spores. Mold growth is a grave issue and very difficult to eliminate. If left unattended, it causes infections that lead to eye irritation, rash, fever, respiratory illness, and even hysteria, paranoia, and delusions.
Furthermore, leaks are a strain on business finances. Even tiny drips can equate to significant overspending– especially for systems as large and complex as most commercial units are. A ¼ inch leak can consume over 15,000 gallons of water daily, but only in a residential unit. Commercial leaks report over 200,000 gallons of lost water daily. That is 200,000 gallons of water you are paying for but not using. It’s also 200,000 gallons worth of energy used to transport that water you are losing. These numbers are why commercial leak detection services are essential for any business that wants to operate at maximum efficiency– even more so, why you need reliable leak detection specialists.