Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas last week, leaving widespread devastation in the city of Houston, TX, and surrounding areas. With reported rainfall of over 40 inches, this Category 4 hurricane left thousands affected by rising flood waters and, sadly, ten people lost their lives. As a nationwide disaster restoration service provider, ServiceMaster Recovery Management mobilized and was on-site quickly in the Houston, TX, area to begin restoration.
With a storm of this magnitude, the stability and safety of the homes that remain standing are in serious jeopardy. Even after flood waters recede, there’s going to be a significant amount of restoration that needs to be done, and ServiceMaster Recovery Management wants to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of additional damage after the storm
Do Not Return to Your Property Until Given the All-Clear. Damage to your home can go beyond aesthetics. Storm waters can cause structural damage to your home, and electrical systems may also be compromised. Make sure only to return after authorities say it is safe to do so.
Document the Damage With Photos. Take a video and photos of the damage, noting the items that were affected. ServiceMaster Recovery Management works with your insurance carrier and is well regarded as a renowned disaster restoration specialist.
Wear Gloves and Masks. Just because your home is dry and doesn’t have standing water doesn’t mean the threat has passed. Flood waters can carry biohazards, molds, feces, and other contaminates. ServiceMaster Recovery Management can be on-site quickly to help with water damage and flood damage restoration services. We’re on-site in Houston and working 24/7 to assist.
Beware Restoration Firms That Promise Quick Results. With a tragedy of this size, there will be people who try to take advantage of misfortune. Don’t sign any documents or give money to any firm that doesn’t have a long-standing reputation in the area. ServiceMaster Recovery Management has franchises all over the United States, and we have many testimonials validating our disaster restoration work and reputation.
If your home in the greater Houston, TX, area has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, contact us at 1-(800) 954-9444 today.