Houston Home Health: Emergency Response Teams Pave The Way To Recovery After Hurricanes
The greater Houston area is prone to severe weather including flash floods, severe thunderstorms, tornados, and hurricanes. While we are in the midst of hurricane season, as we’ve recently seen in Louisiana, it doesn’t take a hurricane to cause severe water damage to homes and businesses. Locally owned and operated Houston SERVPRO teams have the expertise and tools necessary to help our community recover after disaster strikes. As part of the national SERVPRO response team, when a natural disaster strikes a neighboring community, we can quickly deploy teams to assist. Likewise, when a widespread disaster affects the Houston metro area, SERVPRO teams from around the country descend to assist us with the storm damage restoration.
The Houston SERVPRO teams are available 24 hours a day to begin the cleanup and restoration process after a fire, storm or sewage spill damages your property. While we can typically be on scene within hours of your call, it is important to know what to do (and not do) while waiting for our arrival. That’s why we provide What to do Until Help Arrives that outlines briefly what is safe, and effective.
When we arrive, the first job of our highly trained water restoration and emergency response team is to assess the water damage to the property. Our team can quickly identify potential hazards and then start the water extraction process. Once the water is extracted, the area will be inspected again to determine the level of damage. In some cases, drywall, insulation, flooring, and other elements will need to be removed from the property, and destroyed.
While disconcerting, opening up the walls allows for a thorough cleaning and disinfecting, as well as the spraying of mold inhibitors. In our area, mold can begin its rapid growth within 48 hours of water damage; this is why it is imperative that water damage cleanup begins as quickly as possible. After the water is extracted, and the cleaning and disinfecting are complete, the SERVPRO of Town & Country water restoration technicians will set up special fans and dehumidifiers. This is a vital step to keep mold from growing, and while in our area this can take several days or even a week, this step cannot be bypassed.
Once humidity levels are brought back to normal levels, the rebuilding and restoration process can begin. New drywall, painting, and flooring will complete the process and allow you and your family to regain the pre-hurricane normalcy you enjoyed. Of course, with a hurricane, damage sustained to your home may extend beyond just water damage; we can assist you with damage caused by the wind, fire, and hail. Call us whenever disaster strikes; we are honored to serve our community and please rest assured that when our emergency response team arrives, your property is under the care of consummate professionals.
About Town & Country SERVPRO
The SERVPRO team of Town & Country is Faster to Any Size Disaster, helping residential and commercial property owners when disasters strike. We are experts in the field of mold remediation, water damage, flood and fire cleanup, and other events that damage your property.