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How PermAlert Can Protect Your Commercial Building From Leaks

By April 15, 2023 March 14th, 2024 No Comments

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If you have spent any time watching the Weather Channel in the past few months, you may have noticed that floods have been getting more than their fair share of airtime. Heavy rains across California in particular have been grabbing headlines, as areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles have experienced severe storms and extensive damage from flooding.

Unfortunately, data indicate that we are heading for more of these heavy storm events in the future, not less. Luckily, our team at PermAlert Liquid Leak Detection has decades of experience when it comes to helping our clients limit damage and stay safe when the skies turn cloudy.

What is a Leak Detection System?

A Leak Detection System is an electronic system designed to detect water leakage from plumbing, pipes, and other fixtures within a commercial building. It typically consists of a control box and a series of sensors that detect water leaks, moisture levels, and other environmental conditions. The sensors send signals to the control box when a leak is detected. This enables the building‘s staff to take action quickly to prevent further damage.

So why do commercial buildings need leak detection? They require leak detection systems to prevent water damage and protect it from costly repairs. These systems help identify leaks before they cause significant damage, saving time and money. Leak detection systems can also provide early warning of potential safety hazards, alerting to the presence of moisture and water in areas that could be dangerous. Leak detection systems provide an efficient way to monitor water use and help ensure that the building is well-maintained and safe.

Benefits of a Leak Detection System

A commercial leak detection system is one of the most important investments a business can make in protecting their building and its contents. This system can detect and respond to small leaks before they become major problems, potentially saving the business thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs.

Additionally, a leak detection system can help prevent:

  • Costly water damage to the building and its contents
  • Damage from flooding or mold growth
  • Costly repairs
  • Water waste by detecting leak sources

The benefits of a commercial leak detection system also extend to its energy efficiency. Not only can a leak detection system detect water leaks, but it can also detect air leaks and other energywasting problems. By identifying and correcting these problems, the system can help to reduce energy consumption, resulting in cost savings for the business. Furthermore, the system can be set up to monitor the buildings energy consumption in realtime, allowing businesses to make further adjustments to conserve energy.

Protect Your Investment

Leak detection is an important part of protecting your commercial building investment. Early detection of water leaks can help to prevent costly damages, such as rot and mold, that can occur due to prolonged exposure to moisture. A commercial leak detection system can help to identify and locate water leaks quickly, before they cause major damage to your building and your bottom line. Modern commercial leak detection systems are designed to detect even the smallest of leaks in a building. They can be installed in various areas, such as walls, ceilings, and floors, and can detect even the slightest changes in temperature or moisture levels.

Advanced leak detection systems can provide realtime notifications to alert you of any potential water leaks, so that you can quickly address the issue before it worsens. By investing in a commercial leak detection system, you can rest assured that your building is safe and secure.

A Look Ahead

One of the ways that we are expected to feel the impacts of climate change in the future is through increasingly frequent severe weather events. More and more often we are seeing the “once-in-a-hundred years storms” hit on shorter time scales, testing the limits of our public stormwater infrastructure in new ways.

Flood plains that were once resilient are now frequently overloaded during high-flow events, putting pressure on facility managers and property owners to safely handle flood and water leak events.

The best way to deal with water damage is early detection. Water damage from storm events often means a full renovation of structures, at massive costs to owners. Our goal at PermAlert is to provide our clients with a comprehensive and reliable leak detection system to address these issues before they cause serious trouble.

Our Solutions

PermAlert offers a complete suite of leak detection technologies that can be tailored to fit the needs of everything from critical oil and gas infrastructure to healthcare facilities, to commercial buildings of all sizes. Across these many different applications, we rely on the most resilient detection mechanisms available and integrate them into smart alert applications.

Our FluidWatch system is an ideal fit for single room monitoring, such as vulnerable utility areas that provide electrical and technical support for your building. All of our products place a premium on user-friendly interfaces and easy remote and in-person access. Our liquid leak detection systems can be installed at several different locations for larger facilities, as a standalone system, or networked together to provide remote monitoring capability and alarm alerts via email or SMS text.

Options for Commercial Leak Detection

PermAlert provides comprehensive leak detection solutions to handle various leak and flood events. Our technicians bring years of experience to the table and are happy to discuss a variety of different options available to suit your needs.  If you want to protect your building from water damage now and in the future, give us a call or send us an email today to get started!

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