What is the leading cause of damage to business Buildings?
The leading cause of building damage in the US is water. The leading cause of damage specifically to commercial buildings is fire.
Studies and statistics back this up, but for a real-time example: in a search of the term “building damage” through Google News, four of the top six stories involve fire (the others were about an earthquake and a severe storm).
While fire preparedness is an important part of designing, constructing and maintaining a commercial building, it is interesting to note that The National Fire Protection Association has found arson to be the leading cause of commercial fires.
There are professional water damage services that specialize in repairing and renovating water damaged structures. They are even equipped to handle the odor that can be left by water damage.
Other major causes of commercial property damage are winter weather and wind. Wind has been steadily increasing as a cause of commercial property damage, mostly in the form of hurricanes and tornadoes. Winter weather can cause damage in many ways including snow weight collapsing a roof and frozen pipes.