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First Steps After Water Damage

Water damage is always a serious issue, no matter the cause! It quickly leads to the growth and spreading of mold, which, of course, quickly becomes dangerous to you and your family. To prevent the worst from happening, we suggest following these three steps! And never worry, because The Steam Team is available 24/7 for situations like these, and we’ve always got your back!


Shut Off the Power and Gas


We understand that water damage can mean all sorts of things, so if you’re only dealing with minor puddles and leaks, you’re likely safe and don’t have to worry about this part. But if there’s standing water around, it’s important that you turn off the power and gas for safety reasons! Finally, consult an electrician about what to do afterward.


Watch Yourself Around Standing Water


It’s highly unfortunate, but in some cases of water damage, enough water may enter the home to the point where it’s standing. During cleanup and restoration, we unfortunately have to sometimes wade through this murky, dirty water. If you’re dealing with standing water, make sure you’re taking proper safety precautions. Wear safety masks, adequate boots for protection, and watch out for whatever may be floating in that water!


Call Us, The Steam Team


Finally, you’ll need to make some phone calls. You’ll have to first call your insurance company so that they can come out and assess the situation. Next, call us, The Steam Team, your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We’ll help you start to remedy the situation as soon as possible. We’re here for you through the good times, and the bad. So whether you’re dealing with a minor appliance leak, or a major flood, don’t hesitate to give us a call.  


Like we mentioned before, we’re available 24/7 through emergency situations. Don’t wait- let us help you today!


When the Pipes Break: Cleaning Up After Water Damage

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Cleaners Austin

Water damage can be caused by anything from an old pipe breaking, to leaky appliances, to a tragic house fire. But whatever its cause may be, water damage always seems to strike us at the wrong time. It can destroy our furniture, parts of our home, and empty our wallets. We know it’s not easy, but we encourage you to take the cleaning and restoration process one step at a time, and allow us to help you get off to the right start.

 

  1. Dry Out All Affected Areas

 

After the damage has been discovered, it’s imperative that you act as quickly as possible to thoroughly dry out all areas affected by the water. Water has a way of seeping into everything and if you’re not careful, you could have a mold infestation to deal with in the near future. Use towels, sponges, anything that is absorbent. Using a dehumidifier will help extract any remaining moisture from the room.

 

 

  1. Disinfect

 

Once everything has dried out (including walls and carpet padding) it’s important to disinfect the affected area to protect against bacteria. Your walls, counters, floors, and other surfaces will likely need professional treatment to prevent odors and stains.

 

  1. Stop the Spread of Mold

 

As we’ve warned you many times before, mold only needs twenty four hours to grow and begin the horrific process of taking over your home, so stop it in its tracks! As soon as you notice a mold issue, follow the previous steps and call a professional cleaning and restoration company to thoroughly inspect and treat your home.

 

  1. Call Your Local Cleaning & Restoration Company

 

Professional cleaning and restoration companies, like The Steam Team, have all of the expertise and equipment needed to tackle your water-damaged property. Don’t wait! Call The Steam Team today! No matter the severity of the damage, we can make any home look brand new again!

 

Cleaning Up Fire Damage: The Best Way

Water & Fire Damage

Water & Fire Damage

House fires are the worst nightmares of many homeowners. When your home catches fire, the experience is devastating, and the aftermath is equally as draining. It’s both difficult and dangerous to begin the cleanup process by yourself, which is why we encourage you to all The Steam Team for help with fire damage restoration. Because we’re sensitive to the toll a fire can take on you and your family, we want to help you bring your home back to life.

 

  1. Make the Call

 

As quickly as possible, make the first step toward restoration by making a simple phone call. Contact The Steam Team immediately after the event, as prolonging this step may result in further damage to your home. Once you’ve given us a call, we’ll be able to speak with you about details of the event, and determine an appropriate response.

 

  1. Survey the Damage

 

When our fire or water damage restoration technicians arrive at your home, they will first begin surveying the damage. Afterward, we’ll begin the restoration process by making sure your home is protected from further damage. Often times damage occurs to the roofing and windows in a home. During this step we may lay tarps over sections of your roof, or board up windows.

 

  1. Removal, Cleaning, Disinfecting

 

We’ll immediately remove standing water and moisture by using air movers, dryers, and dehumidifiers. This will help to prevent mold growth, bacteria, etc. Smoke and soot will be removed from walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. And finally, with expert cleaning techniques, our team will work to clean and sanitize all restorable items. We’ll work to remove germs, bacteria, and foul odors from your home.


The Steam Team understands how devastating a house fire can be to you and your family. We strive to restore your home to its previous condition using our many years of experience, and expert restoration techniques. Let us handle this burden for you, and call The Steam Team today!