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Baytown and Channelview Home Health: Recovering from a Flood

5/24/2016 (Permalink)

Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster.

SERVPRO of Baytown & Channelview is your locally owned and operated emergency response and restoration team, standing at the ready whenever disaster strikes. Here in the greater Houston metro area, the most common causes of water damage are severe weather events, ruptured pipes, sewage backups, and leaky roofs. In the last few months, our area was ravaged by floodwaters that damaged homes and businesses across a wide area. Today, many homeowners and business owners are still trying to recover and get their properties back to normal.  

Start your restoration process by reducing the risks of future flooding, evaluating landscaping and your gutters and roof, and assessing any areas of the home where water may seep in. The immediate need for home restoration is evident; however, we at Houston SERVPRO remind everyone that if landscaping and gutters have been destroyed, they must be fixed as quickly as possible to safeguard against water seeping into your home when the next storm rolls ashore.

Flood damage is devastating; there is simply no way around it. From the first initial walk through to water extraction; from the removal of personal items and furniture to the stripping of saturated drywall and carpeting; from the cleaning, disinfecting, drying, dehumidifying to the restoration—the whole process can take weeks to months. It all depends on the size of the property, and the amount of damage.

In fact, the first steps in recovering from a flood often don’t even address the home damage. Recovery starts with finding a safe place to stay, making calls to insurance agents, family, and employers, finding alternative transportation, and laying out a plan for rebuilding your life. Please know that your locally owned and operated Baytown and Channelview SERVPRO is available to assist you 24 hours a day. The sooner we get into your home and start the often lengthy process of restoration, the sooner you can get back to your everyday activities.

Storm and flood victims are sometimes surprised to learn that many damaged personal items may actually be salvageable. However, quick action is necessary. Many heirloom pieces of furniture, fine art, photographs, home movies, clothing, and other personal items may be saved when proper techniques and cleaning procedures are used. While it is important to remove items from your home after a flood in order to expedite drying, they should not be placed in direct sunlight. For a full evaluation of your personal items, please call us anytime. We stand at the ready to help you recover from water damage quickly.

There is no one quick fix or solution to water damage. The SERVPRO team has the advanced training, expertise, tools, and chemicals necessary to quickly clean and restore your home to pre-flood conditions. While it may be tempting to undertake the task yourself, this is not recommended. We can work directly with your insurance company, reducing your burden and freeing you up to manage other aspects of your life that have been disrupted. Additionally, without proper water damage restoration, your home can quickly become inundated with mold. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family get your lives back.

About Baytown and Channelview SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Baytown and Channelview are Faster to Any Size Disaster, helping residential and commercial property owners when natural disasters, water damage, sewage backups, floods, fires, mold infestations, and other events happen. In addition to Baytown and Channelview, we also proudly serve surrounding communities.

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