SERVPRO Heads to Texas
SERVPRO’s motto is “Like it never even happened,” and that is our goal for Texas. We have asked the owners of SERVPROs across the country to send storm crews to Texas, and they are answering the call. As road conditions have started to improve, crews from have started their travels.
What’s Happening in Texas?
On Saturday February 13, 2021, Winter Storm Uri, a massive snowstorm, descended across Texas. The storm brought snow, below freezing temperatures, and ice across the state. Problems arose when Texas’s power grid failed due to the demand from people trying to keep warm and the weather, and this resulted in power outages across the state.
Homes in Texas are usually built to release heat, and this means builders don’t use as much insulation as you would find in homes in Northern states, and this plus the lack of power left many people to suffer through below freezing temperatures without any heating sources. People and animals across Texas have died as a result of the cold, and from carbon monoxide poisoning from trying to heat their homes with grills, generators, cars, etc.
The temperatures also caused pipes in homes and businesses to freeze and burst causing massive water damage in residential and commercial properties throughout the state. Contractors and water restoration crews are now booked out for months due to the high demand, and that is where SERVPRO is stepping in.
What Do We Do?
Here at SERVPRO, we understand that when dealing with water damage, immediate action is imperative. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians will respond immediately and begin the drying process. We use advanced SERVPRO equipment and techniques to dry the water. A technician will come by every day to monitor the drying process and ensure the property is drying properly.
If you are suffering from water damage, then please contact your local SERVPRO franchise. If you are in Texas, there may be a slight delay in starting the water remediation process, but SERVPROs are doing their best to get there quickly. SERVPRO is here to help!