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Water restoration in Texas after a storm

1/20/2023 (Permalink)

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In the wake of a storm, many homeowners in Texas may find themselves dealing with water damage in their homes. Whether it's flooding from broken pipes, heavy rains, or even hail damage, there are steps that you can take to restore your home and make sure that you're safe and secure again. Let’s look at what some of these steps are. 

Assess the Damage 

Before anything else, it’s important to assess the damage done to your property and make sure that it is safe for you and your family. Ensure that all power sources are shut off to prevent further damage or injury. If the water has reached any electrical outlets or wiring, do not touch them without first consulting an electrician. Make sure to also wear protective gear such as boots and gloves when assessing the damage so that you aren’t exposed to any hazardous materials such as mold or bacteria. 

Call a Professional 

Once you have assessed the water damage and/or structural damage done to your property, it’s important to contact a professional water restoration company right away. These companies specialize in restoring homes after storms and floods, and they can help ensure that your house is restored safely and quickly. A professional water restoration company will also be able to identify any potential structural problems caused by the floodwater and can provide advice on how best to repair them. They may also be able to help you contact and work with your insurance company.

Cleanup & Restoration

After calling a professional water restoration company, it’s time for the remediation and restoration process to begin. This will likely include removing any standing water, drying out your walls and flooring, reconstructing any structural damage that occurs during the storm or during the cleanup process, and content restoration (restoring damaged items like rugs, clothing, and linen). 

Keep in mind, even if it looks like your flooding was minimal, your interior walls or flooring could still be heavily soaked. Because of this, it might be necessary to pull off baseboards and remove sections of the drywall or flooring in order to thoroughly dry the area. This is important to avoid future structural damage, as well as potential mold growth.

Water damage after a storm can be devastating but with quick action you can restore your home safely and efficiently with help from a professional water restoration company. These companies can help you reduce hurdles, maximize your input from any insurance companies, and avoid future issues. 

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