Water Damage Houston TX
Houston Water Flood Damage
In the Houston area, water damage is a very common occurrence in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Due to the geographic location, Houston is often faced with the heavy rains and flooding that is associated with the hurricanes in the Gulf. Many homeowners are left unprepared while the damages overtake their homes. If the water damages are not immediately restored, the property will run the risk of secondary damages and the rejection of insurance coverage.
At Hallmark Mitigation and Construction we offer a 24-hour water damage hotline to all Houston residents. Upon receiving your call, we will send our emergency response team to the site to asses the damages and create a plan of removal and restoration, no matter the date or time. Our team consists of trained, insured water damage professionals who are here to restore your home back to normalcy after a flood or other water damages.
In the event of a natural disaster, you have to be careful about which companies you trust. A large scale disaster will attract a lot of fly by night companies to show up into town and attempt to get water restoration work when the companies are not certified and not restoration professionals. This makes you as a homeowner and business owner very vulnerable.
24 Hour Emergency Water Removal
3 Types of Flood Damage
Fluvial floods, or river floods, will occur when rivers, streams, or lakes overflow into the surrounding areas. These floods most commonly occur after an excessive amount of rainfall, like during hurricane season. The severity of river floods are determined by the volume of rain, and if too much, the rain can break dams causing more extreme damages.
Pluvial floods are broken down into two categories, flash floods, and surface water floods. Both of these floods can occur after heavy rain and can happen anywhere – a larger body of water is not needed. Flash floods occur when there is a massive amount of rainfall in a short period of time. The floods typically occur in hilly areas where the water can run down and are classified as one of the most dangerous types of floods. Surface water floods also occur after heavy rains and are typically a result of an overflowing drainage system in an urban area.
Coastal floods, as the name suggests, occur in coastal regions and most commonly occur when high winds are present during high-tide, this is also known as a storm-serge.
Water Damage Restoration
Water damage is not something that should be looked over and forgotten about. As soon as you recognize water damage in your Houston home, you should call a professional to begin the remediation process immediately. If the source of the damages is not obvious our team will determine and stop the source quickly and efficiently to ensure no further damages occur to the property.
Removing Standing Water
Our team will begin the water damage restoration process by removing all standing water and wet/damaged materials, like carpet pads, sheetrock, etc. To remove the standing water, the technicians will use pumps and wet-vacuums to remove as much water as possible. This step may be repeated several times to ensure complete water extraction.
After all excess water is removed from the affected and surrounding areas, the technicians will begin the drying process. This step is crucial for preventing secondary damages and mold growth. To dry, the team will place dehumidifiers and air movers around the affected area. By generating hot, dry air around the affected areas, it will speed up drying time and ensure the structure is completely dry.
After the structure is completely dry and no mold is present, the restoration process will begin. The team will restore all damages like replacing baseboards, sheetrock, and carpets to make your house feel like home again.
If water damage is left untreated, mold growth will occur almost instantly. If provided the right environment, mold will begin to grow within 24-48 hours of water damage. This is a serious issue that can destroy your home, health, and wallet if not cared for properly.
If your home has been faced with water damage, there is likely also mold damage. Call Hallmark Mitigation and Construction for mold removal services.
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