Sure, Texas weather can be unpredictable as ever, but there’s one thing we can count on: it’s going to rain, and when it rains enough, we can count on another thing: it could flood. Floods are all too common natural disasters that wreak havoc on not only the environment, but our homes as well. Our company was born in Austin Texas in 1983.
So what should you expect after a flood, and moreover, what should you do? We’ll answer these questions, as well as provide you with information on how The Steam Team can help out in times like these. We’re a team of professionals experienced in many areas of cleanup and restoration, and we’re only a phone call away!
First, Act Quickly
The most important thing is to respond to the natural disaster’s consequences as quickly as possible. If you hesitate for too long, you risk mold growth and other contaminants. Protect your health and the health of your family by calling the professionals immediately after flood damage occurs.
Water Extraction: It’s No Simple Process
It takes time. If your home is flooded, only about two feet of water can be extracted at a time without risking damage to the walls and foundation. So be patient, relax, and let the pro’s perform.
Cleaning Up: Messes & Mold
Once the water has been extracted from your home, a sizeable mess will be left behind. Mud, dirt, debris, you name it. So it’s important to arrive at the scene with the correct expectations. Once the mud is shoveled out, begin sanitizing everything that’s been affected. Some materials can be sanitized in boiling water; otherwise, a bleach/water mixture is just fine. Wear protective gear and watch out for sharp, broken objects!
Finally, watch out for mold! Wear a protective mask if you’re helping with the cleanup, and be sure to stay thorough as you clean, in order to avoid an infestation.
Don’t worry; The Steam Team is highly proficient in cleaning up after floods and protecting your home against mold. Just give us a call, and help will be on the way! Call 512-451-8326 or visit us at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758 today.