Flooding in Jacksonville Warehouse Due to Broken Sprinkler Head
Flooding and chaos occurred on a Saturday night at a warehouse for designer handbags in Jacksonville when a forklift driver who was placing items on high shelving accidentally knocked a head off the company’s sprinkler/fire suppression system. Water starting pouring down and was quickly jeopardizing a lot of expensive merchandise.
Malfunctions or leaks in sprinkler systems are a common cause of water damage in commercial buildings. Signs of sprinkler leaks include wet surfaces like drywall and carpets, presence of mold and mildew and standing water. Since water damage can come from a variety of sources, it’s essential to have the building inspected regularly to prevent leaks, moisture and related issues. This includes sprinkler systems.
The amount of water that flooded from the sprinkler system was staggering and required special resources