Commercial Painting: 5 Ways Caulking Protects Your Business

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020

Commercial Painting: 5 Ways Caulking Protects Your Business

Use Caulk to Protect Your Building

Your business is valuable, and as such, it must be well guarded against various risks. But what are these risks? The most obvious hazards your facility faces are environmental factors, such as wind, rain, debris, and contaminants. Additionally, your business must protect its reputation and financial interests. While there are many ways to safeguard your business on all these accounts, it turns out that a single solution, in the form of commercial caulking, can help you cover your bases, so to speak.

How Caulking Protects Your Business

1. Keeping Water Out

The primary benefit of caulk is its application as a waterproof sealer. This compound fills and blocks gaps and cracks so external moisture can’t get inside your facility. If you’re wondering why water is such a threat, consider this: moisture build-up can allow mold and mildew to thrive, which can negatively affect your business’ air quality. Moisture can also do serious structural damage to many materials. It can cause the wood to rot, weaken concrete, or rust metal.

2. Improving Health and Safety

Water isn’t the only thing that commercial caulking contractors can keep out. Caulking also seals off bacteria, pollen, insects, other small pests, and other unwanted, harmful things. While some contaminants pose more of a threat to your facility than others, their presence can affect the health and safety of your workers and guests, hindering your productivity and reputation in the process.

3. Keeping Air Inside

Caulk doesn’t just keep things out of your facility -- it also keeps things in, namely, air. It’s easy to take air for granted since it goes unseen, but yet it’s all around us. But if your business has ever faced an enormous energy bill, you understand the value of minimizing air leakage. Indeed, proper caulking can save businesses thousands of dollars in energy costs annually. Insulating your business is also essential in maintaining good ventilation, which keeps your facility safe, healthy, and clean.

4. Maintaining Appearances

If you want to protect your reputation, you need to keep up appearances. Keeping your place clean and investing in a new paint job every so often can help achieve this. But commercial painters can use caulking to these ends as well. Indeed, caulk can visually enhance an interior by erasing unsightly gaps and cracks and smoothing out transitions between joints and other harsh lines. In this way, caulking is both functional and fashionable.

5. Minimizing Noise

In many cases, a noisy workplace can reduce productivity. Noise leakage can also lead to security issues and disputes between businesses sharing a facility. In short, you don’t want to hear everything going on in rooms next to you, and you probably don’t want others hearing you, either. The good news: industrial caulking also protects your business from sound pollution.

Is your facility secure in every way possible? Investing in some new caulking is a great way to protect your business from many forms of harm. 

Kaloutas is New England's premier contractor for commercial & industrial painting, flooring, and related services. Established in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trusted resource for general contractors, facilities managers, and building owners from Connecticut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high quality workmanship, jobs done on time & budget, and tackling complex projects that other contractors don't have the experience or resources to handle. Contact us today for a painting or flooring estimate, or give us a call at 978-532-1414 to learn more.

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