Texas Flash Floods and Water Damage Restoration

Flood Restoration Austin, TX

Natural disasters are something we cannot escape. Despite all the preparations we may make to make sure that our home or business stays protected, there is very little you can do when Mother Nature strikes. You know this if you live in Austin, TX. We get our share of heavy thunderstorms that result in dangerous flash floods. Nearly every Spring there a large number of homes that require flood repair Austin

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Texas Flood Damage

In Texas, flooding is probably the most common all-natural disasters and is accountable for more fatalities than any other natural disaster. Apart from the death toll it also exacts a high price tag regarding property damage, which is believed to be in the billions of dollars. Just this year Hurricane Harvey led to catastrophic flooding in Houston and many smaller communities in the area the total cost of which is still being calculated.

California Flooding Damage

Flooding is also nothing new to California citizens. In actuality, California is presently creating news headlines as its governor tries to push for superior flood handling infrastructure. In California, damage to drinking water supply is an imminent possibility faced by everyone. Just consider that its levees are not sound and fail on average close to twice a year. The surprising matter about flooding is that it does not occur only in high flood danger locations. Locations classified as lower and moderate flood risk places are frequently flooded. The facts indicate that wherever you live flooding is a risk you face especially during hurricane season.

Flooding Can Be a Danger to Life

To reduce the danger to life brought about by flooding, you must take correct precautions before flooding takes place. If flooding is imminent, you want to call available services asap to obtain any needed assistance. Safety precautions before flooding involve getting informed of weather conditions and circumstances that might result in flooding and having an evacuation plan or two for your family or organization.

Don’t Delay, Take Action, Make the Call

If your home or business gets flooded, as soon as you can return, you should call a water damage restoration pro right away to perform the flood water extraction Austin. Be aware these contractors will receive numerous calls for help, and they are usually handled on a first call first serve basis. So don’t delay. Keep in mind the longer the water stands in your home or business, the more damage it does. Flood water contains all sorts of pathogens and contaminates so don’t get too ambitious and try to remove it yourself. Safely eliminating flood water and cleaning up after the water is removed requires specialized equipment and experienced, trained technicians

There’s Still More

Note that flood water extraction is merely the very first stage in the water damage restoration process. Water damage restoration will entail other procedures like structural drying, mold prevention/elimination, and decontamination, among other things.

Let’s Go Green

Effective Ways to Green Cleaning Your Home

After reading this article you will no longer need to depend on any of the cleaning solutions and products available in stores. If you think it is not possible, then we will make it possible for your convenience. This will also eliminate the expense involved in buying a variety of cleaners, each for a different purpose. We are here providing you with the eco-friendly substitutes of chemical and bleach-based cleaning agents and the cost involved in buying them. So let’s get started.

How to make Homemade Spray Cleaner

White vinegar is the magic solution that will be used here. It has an exceptional property of cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing any place without much labor. Prepare a mixture of 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water and mix it thoroughly. Fill this solution in the spraying bottle and spray this solution in an area that is in need of cleaning and removal of odor. Tiles and grout lines can also be cleaned just by using this solution. Vinegar bears acetic properties which are very effective in removing any hard dirt and odor from any place.

Homemade Glass Cleaning Solution

You do not have to purchase a branded glass cleaner from the store if homemade cleaner does exactly what you expect. For preparing a glass cleaning solution mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol or isopropyl, 1/3rd cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water. Mix the solution and store it in a bottle.  Dampen the sponge with this solution and clean the glass of windows, tables, and screens. You will find it very effective.

Making Natural Air Freshener

Most air fresheners available in stores have a very strong smell which may not suit some people. Rather than eliminating odor from the place, they leave an unpleasant odor in its place. But, we can resolve this problem by using natural products present in every household. Prepare a mixture of 1 cup of cold water, 2 tbsp of baking soda and 2 tsp of lemon juice.  Mix it thoroughly so that the baking soda gets completely dissolved in water and then store this solution in a spraying bottle. You can use it on areas that have a musty smell or a bad odor. You can also just use it as a room freshener. If you are allergic to lemon scent, then you can use rose water in place of lemon juice.

No Harsh Chemicals

The best part of all these methods is that it involves zero percent harsh chemicals that commercial products include. So do try them and see amazing results from them.