According to an analysis of The Hartford’s small business claims, water and freezing damage is the most common insurance claim for small businesses after burglary and theft.
The problem of course, is that most office buildings and commercial properties are unoccupied overnight and on weekends, allowing an undetected water leak to cause catastrophic water damage, high insurance claims, and loss of business.
What many property owners and managers don’t realize is that the cost to add water monitoring to your fire and security monitoring is relatively inexpensive. Sensors for detecting water leaks and flooding inside data centers, server rooms, commercial buildings, and other critical areas can be easily added.
Call Metro Alarm & Lock to learn more about water leak monitoring.
1. “10 Most Common and Costliest Small Business Claims” Insurance Journal, April 9, 2015