Water Damage in Austin, Texas
Water damage catastrophes occur constantly and we at The Steam Team are dedicated to emergency service 24 hours a day, everyday. Whether it's a sink overflow or a burst water main, residential or commercial property, The Steam Team is dedicated to helping our customers cope with misfortunes caused by water.
The Steam Team has been providing the highest quality service and satisfaction for over 18 years. And those high standards are the core philosophies of The Steam Team.
Water Restoration Process
The Steam Team understands that water damage restoration is an emergency business. That's why we are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The fast action that The Steam Team provides is imperative to reduce suffering and save money. The primary purpose of the emergency service is to "preserve, protect and secure the property from further damage." Water damage claims increase substantially if prompt action is not taken to contain the damage.
The cleaning professionals at The Steam Team use the latest products, procedures, and equipment to assure the highest level of cleaning performance and protection for your property and furnishings.
Ours is a six step process using the latest equipment and supplies:
- Inspection and Assessment
- Water Removal
- Anti-microbial Application
- Drying: Air Movement
- Drying: Dehumidifying
- Drying: Monitoring
By having the right equipment, and understanding the principles involved in the water damage restoration process, we an accurately estimate the total cost of the work, thereby saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Floods, fires, earthquakes, pipe breaks, hurricanes, tornadoes and rainstorms all lead to the water damage of homes, offices, factories, schools, stores and other buildings. The Steam Team drying services allow the restoration and reservation of these environments, while protecting them from traditional water damage problems such as structural deterioration, corrosion and biological problems like mold and mildew. The Steam Team provides a turnkey service which includes consultation to owners and insurers, expertise in drying all substances, equipment installation and careful monitoring of the process. The service helps disaster victims avoid substantial reconstruction, returns facilities to use quickly and generally offers a significant reduction in recovery costs.
Deeply dehumidified air, when exposed to water damaged environments, will attract water molecules from wet substances, such as wallboard, concrete block and wood floors, drying them. After a flood, the ambient air is too humid to attract the molecules and dry the objects quickly. Thus, not using The Steam Team drying services can result in the loss of property from deterioration or biological contamination.
High Tech Drying and years of experience save you money!
Time and time again satisfied customers tell us how our services seem miraculous! Sometimes-in just days!-we help them go from total devastation to business as usual. Here are some of the ways The Steam Team can help after water damage:
The Steam Team utilizes proven structural drying techniques. In the process, we have saved millions of dollars for our customers each year following water-damage disasters. No longer does a water disaster require old-fashioned 'rip out and replace' methods of recovery. The Steam Team can dry wallboard, insulation, paneling, ceiling tiles, masonry block and concrete, wooden and metal studding, plaster walls and other structural components.
A wide range of moisture related deterioration occurs after a building is water damaged. Wood swells, buckles or begins to rot, sheetrock loses rigidity and strength, electrical wiring corrodes, metal components rust, paint peels, and more. All of these effects can be arrested-and many reversed!-by the prompt employment of deep drying techniques.
Restoring Valuable Wood Floors
The Steam Team can restore wood floors. Whether in gymnasiums, racquetball centers, department stores, theaters or homes, The Steam Team techniques can literally reverse buckling, cupping and swelling. Floors with 10 inch 'waves' have been dried and gradually returned to their normal condition, saving tens of thousands of dollars.
Saving Books, Documents And Files
Water-damaged books, documents, files, microfilm/microfiche, X-rays, blue prints, audio/video tape and artwork can all be saved. Often files can be dried in place, allowing access to records during the restoration process. Large libraries can be taken by The Steam Team to one of its drying centers for careful processing and restoration.
Preserving Un-flooded Areas
Water-soaked areas create an ambient high humidity which acts upon other undamaged areas and their contents. The Steam Team prevents this by using a 'blanket of dry air' to seal-off unaffected areas from those under recovery. If left unprotected, hygroscopic materials (materials that naturally absorb moisture from the air) are affected quickly. For example, books grow mold on their covers, woodwork swells and buckles, and wall coverings mildew. Electrical systems and electronic equipment, such as computers, suffer from corrosion. The Steam Team will work with you to protect the entire building, while restoring your flooded area.
The Steam Team will provide a realistic anticipated drying timeframe to reach the specified drying objectives and up front pricing. You will be told the total drying price before we begin and that price won't change upon completion.
Why The Steam Team?
The Steam Team utilizes the latest in equipment and methods to minimize the effects of water damage to contents and structures. Each job receives a thorough evaluation using moisture detection equipment to develop a specific balanced drying model.
- Daily Moisture Readings & Equipment Adjustment
- Go-between for Customers and Insurance Companies
- Quick & Easy Access to Technicians
- Appropriate Manpower and Equipment Usage to Maximize Effectiveness at Minimal Costs
We understand the importance of communication with our customers, so we work directly with insurance companies to help expedite the claim process. We are always available for answering questions before, during and after a water catastrophe.
The Steam Team knows how important your property is to you. That's why our units respond quickly and start the recovery process immediately.
Our loyal staff of experienced professionals is IICRC certified and trained with special customer service skills to assist clients coping with the trauma that a water damage loss can bring. You can rely on The Steam Team's knowledge to guide you through the process from start to finish and get your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.