Fire Damage Tips Austin Texas

Winter is right around the corner… and as temperatures begin to drop, some of us are lighting our fireplaces already! It’s important, however, to remain educated about fire safety this season. Fire damage is definitely not something you want to deal with, so let’s follow these five safety guidelines when burning fires and heating your home this winter:

 

For space heaters:

 

Don’t Use Space Heaters (As Primary Sources of Heat)

 

Space heaters can be very dangerous and should only be used as supplementary sources of heat. And of course, they should be placed in a safe area, away from curtains, clothing items, flammable liquids, decorations, etc!

 

Use a Reliable Extension Cord

 

When it comes to the extension cord for your handy space heater, make sure it’s the adequate cord! If the extension cord is unable to handle the current, it could potentially overheat and melt. Then you’re in need of a replacement cord at best, or dealing with fire damage at worst.

 

For fireplaces:

 

Use a Fire Screen

 

Fire screens are used to shield the room from popping embers. They’re made of chain link or sometimes glass (always remember that glass can get really hot, and thus dangerous for pets and children).

 

Utilize the Proper Tools

 

Your fire will need to be poked and prodded periodically to keep it burning. Be sure you’re using the correct tools, for your own safety!

 

Clean Your Chimney

 

Lastly, it’s important to have your chimney cleaned at least once per year. Clearing it of dust, dirt, soot, and debris will help smoke flow through it easily. We service all of Central Texas. Please visit our website for service areas in Austin


Remember, accidents do happen, and we can’t do much to prevent them. So in case of your fire in your home, contact The Steam Team to help with the cleanup process. We’re experts at it, and have been doing it for over a decade now! So don’t hesitate!

Know What to Do in the Case of Water Damage In Cedar Park Texas

Water Damage Cedar Park Texas

Water Damage Cedar Park Texas

Hurricane season is only a month away, which means it’s time to start preparing for what could happen- without panicking, of course. Usually the worst of the season doesn’t hit until the end, but it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry. The Steam Team fully understands this, and that’s why we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with top notch equipment and expertise to help minimize the effects of water damage! For quick water damage service in Cedar Park Texas

 

Preventing Water Damage Where You Can

 

In the case of a natural disaster, there’s little to nothing you can do to prevent water damage. However, the case is different when it comes to leaky pipes and broken appliances, so keep an eye out for these, just in case! Make sure appliances are in good working order, and check under sinks for signs of leaking. And of course, if you discover any signs of mold, call the professionals immediately to help with the situation.

 

How We Can Help During Water Damage

 

After you contact your insurance company to find out exactly what they cover, give The Steam Team a call. We’ll come out and carefully inspect your home for damage and determine where we should begin restoration. Then we’ll begin extracting water from your home- which takes time in order to avoid structural damage. We use the latest technology and equipment in these instances to ensure that we restore your home to its previous condition in a safe, effective manner. From water extraction, to the drying process, to the finish line, your home will be in the best hands.

 

Call The Steam Team for…

 

The Steam Team not only excels in water damage cleanup, but also in a variety of cleaning and restoration projects! Never hesitate to give us a call, from carpet cleaning, to high-rise cleaning, to restoration after a natural disaster!