A Quick Response is key to water removal.
SERVPRO of Southeast Austin
Water damage to your home will always be a major event and something most people are not prepared for. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of water damage in an affected area. Your first move is to contact a water remediation company in Austin that you can trust.
SERVPRO of Southeast Austin is here to help as your restoration company to remediate water damage for homes or businesses. We provide cleaning and restoration for residential and commercial locations. as well as content restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and carpet cleaning. According to industry standards, water damage can be categorized into three distinct levels.
Category 1 Water – That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.
Category 2 Water – That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause health effects if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.
Category 3 Water – That which is highly contaminated and could cause serious health effects if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes. There are two ways in which water enters a building as a result of wind storm damage.
Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters affecting U.S. homeowners yearly, accounting for billions of dollars in losses. Make sure that you've located the water damage company in Austin that you intend to reach out to if an event like this occurs in your home.
You can protect yourself and your home by preparing for the worst. Homeowners insurance and flood policies cover a vast range of potential heavy rain, water extraction, fire and smoke damage, mold removal, and emergency services. Water that comes from the top down, such as rainfall, is covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy, while water that comes from the bottom up, such as an overflowing river, is covered by a separate flood insurance policy. SERVPRO of Southeast Austin also specializes in flood damage repair for Austin.
By the same token, properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. A homeowner can prevent water seepage by painting water-sealant around the basement, and avert a sewer backup by installing and maintaining a backwater valve which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.
Reach out to us here at SERVPRO of Southeast Austin for your water damage restoration in Austin, TX.
Water Damage and the Restoration Process
Ready for whatever happens, Call SERVPRO of Southeast Austin for all your restoration needs.
As a leader in the cleaning and restoration industry, we strive to meet or exceed the expectations of every customer, client, and business that is involved with water damaged property. Every property, every project, every customer deserves excellence.
Water intrusion in a home or business is always a traumatic event. Effectively restoring a water-damaged property is such a valuable service to any homeowner or business owner. This type of disruption creates stress and uncertainty for many individuals and can be very costly.
This is when you call us at SERVPRO of Southeast Austin to provide guidance and assistance to ensure the best decisions are made through these difficult times.
Excessive water and moisture in any indoor environment can pose health risks for occupants and if it is not resolved properly. Water intrusion can cause severe damages to both your structure and contents.
Properly mitigating, drying, and restoring a water-damaged structure requires training, expertise, and specialized equipment. With hands-on experience and coaching in the field, we are the best in the industry.
The goal of emergency actions is to protect your structure and contents from further damage, establish a safe environment, extract water, demo unrestorable materials, and create the conditions for drying the structure and contents effectively. This typically involves calculating and positioning air movers and dehumidifiers within the affected area.
Once the equipment is placed, we monitor the drying process and make sure it is working properly. Monitoring services continue until the structure and contents are dry as we evaluate, update monitoring logs, and make adjustments as needed.
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Do's and Don'ts of a Water Damage in Austin, TX
SERVPRO of Southeast Austin is always ready to help! Call us today if you have water damage to your home or business.
THE DO’S OF WATER DAMAGE
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
- Wipe excess water damage from wood furniture after removal table top items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying (in summer)
- Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting
- Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place
- Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible
- Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors
THE DON’TS OF WATER DAMAGE
- Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
- Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
- Use a standard vacuum to remove water
- Use TVs or other major appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water
We sincerely hope these experiences never happen to you but if they do we are standing by to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be reached at 512-420-9824