You might well be inspired to consider corrosion treatment for your own commercial buildings after hearing how the House of Commons was forced to end debates two hours earlier than usual thanks to a major leak in the roof!

According to the Independent, the leak started during a speech by Justine Greening, former education secretary, with the debate continuing for a few minutes before proceedings were suspended.

Labour MP Justin Madders, who was due to speak after Ms Greening, was quoted by the news source as saying: “I hope I can complete my speech before rain stops play. I think there’s probably some kind of symbol there about how broken parliament is.”

Water poured into the press gallery at one end of the Commons during a loan charges debate, while the canteen – two floors above the chamber – was also forced to close as staff members tried to stop the flow of water.

Sir Peter Bottomley, Conservative former minister, joked that a leak inquiry is now obviously required. He went on to add: “It demonstrates we must have restoration and renewal. But we are grateful to the maintenance staff who keep this place going.”

It’s essential that you prioritise upkeep of your site or you could find yourself in a similar situation. Corrosion treatments can help to prevent and protect building materials and surfaces, developed and formulated to be water, dirt and UV-resistant so as to provide your cladding, roofing and windows with protection against adverse weather.

Get in touch with the Elevation Maintenance team to find out more about how we can help in this regard.

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