From Drips to Disasters: Preventing Water Damage

Preventing and Preparing for Water Damage

Water damage is the top cause of property loss in commercial buildings, according to research by Zurich North America. The top five sources of commercial water damage are roofs, toilets, sprinkler systems, water heaters, and HVAC systems.

Water damage can be devastating, but with the right preparation, you can reduce its impact on your business.

Here are steps you can take right now to prepare for and prevent water damage:
  • Schedule regular property inspections. Look for indications of water damage, such as leaks, discoloration, or moisture buildup. Ensure that gutters and downspouts are free from debris.
  • Invest in landscaping solutions that facilitate drainage away from your building’s foundation.
  • Routinely inspect water-using appliances and replace aging hoses with durable alternatives.
  • Install a sump pump in your basement or lower levels. If you already have a sump pump, regularly test its functionality.
  • Document your assets through photographs or videos. Safeguard these files off-site or in the cloud.
  • Develop an emergency response plan with your staff. Ensure everyone knows how to shut off utilities. Designate safety zones for a water-related emergency.

Being prepared and taking immediate action can make all the difference in minimizing the impact of water damage. To learn more about how ATI addresses water damage, read our latest case study.

Continuing Our Commitment to Helping Customers

For the second year in a row, an ATI employee has been named C&R Magazine’s Unsung Hero Award Winner in the Office Hero category. Congratulations to our Supplier Enablement Travel Manager, Jennifer Miller! This award acknowledges individuals who have shown exceptional leadership, customer service, and dedication in the cleaning and restoration industry. Read more about Jennifer and her accomplishments here.

Bright Futures Begin Here

ATI is proud to announce the Moore Family Scholarships, a program covering tuition and expenses for ATI employees and their eligible family members enrolling in a college, university, or vocational-technical school. Inspired by ATI founder Gary Moore’s educational journey, we hope to help ATI employees and their families chase their dreams and expand their horizons, at work and beyond.


Scaling Your Business: Tips From an Industry Leader

ATI President and Chief Acquisitions Officer Jeff Moore just had a three-part feature published in C&R Magazine: “Add a Zero: Proven Strategies for Growing Your Restoration Business.” The article shares valuable insights into how businesses can scale operations by focusing on strategic planning, customer satisfaction, technology, and more.


Adding Ways to Serve You

We recently acquired Comprehensive Risk Services, LLC, a leader in environmental remediation and commercial restoration in Arizona. CRS has extensive experience serving the healthcare and education industries, and we look forward to joining them to become the largest restoration provider in Arizona.

If you are recovering from a major event and need guidance, or if you have any questions about how to prepare now for the next disaster, contact our dedicated team today. We are here to support you every step of the way.

We are here to support you every step of the way!

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