Category Archives: Disaster Restoration

Dangers of Mold Growth
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Dangers of Mold Growth

It can ruin your favorite fruit, but it can also be dangerous when left to fester.

Everybody knows that mold is unpleasant and the word makes us cringe. But, do you know exactly what mold is and why it’s bad? Mold is a type of fungus and it can be found everywhere.

Mold is in the air that we breathe and it can be found on daily household surfaces. Most people think that mold is only black, but it can also be purple, green, orange, and white. It can ruin your favorite fruit, but it can also be dangerous when left to fester.

Mold loves wet, warm, and damp environments. It can enter your home through a leaky roof, through leaks behind a shower or appliance, water trapped behind cabinets and baseboards, or any place flooding has occurred.


Restoration professionals locate and dry the water, before mold ever has a chance to grow.

If mold is left untreated, it can cause serious medical issues. Mold can cause minor allergic symptoms for people, such as, sneezing, red and itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose. But, more serious conditions, like respiratory issues can also occur. If mold is allowed to grow in a home or place of business, the mold spores that are released into the air can actually implant themselves into one’s lungs.

Elderly people, young children, or those with a weakened immune system are most likely to be affected. Mold can also cause asthma to develop in some people. Not only is mold displeasing, but it can also have major long term health effects.


Water Damage Is Not Always Easy to See – Floods come in all shapes and sizes, and not all of them result in inches of water on the floor where you can see. Leaky appliances can slowly leak water into your walls for months, dishwashers can dump gallons of water behind your cabinets and inside the walls, leaky pipes can lead mold to grow behind sinks and showers. That is why it is so important to get a professional water restoration company out as soon as possible to find and dry water where it has traveled, before it can cause much further damage.

Mold Growing Behind Couch

Completed Water Mitigation

Raining Kate’s is available 24/7 for Water Damage Restoration and Mold Prevention services.

Because every flood is different, we will walk through your home or business with our expert water detection equipment to track the path of water as a result of flooding. We will consider several different factors in order to create a customized plan and we will discuss all options and steps for your approval before we ever start working. Raining Kate’s has the highest standard for customer service and believes in providing fair and honest estimates for all of its commercial and residential clients.

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Common Household Flood Causes

  • Water Heater Burst
  • Refrigerator & Ice Maker Leak
  • Pipe Leak
  • Overflowing Toilets, Sinks, and Tubs
  • Sewage Floods
  • Dishwasher Overflow

Storm and Disaster Restoration

  • Hail Damage
  • Flash Flooding
  • Creek, River, or Lake Overflow
  • Hurricane
  • Pipes Burst (result of a Freeze)
  • Tornado
If you need residential or commercial flood cleanup services, then we invite you to call the leading team in the area: Raining Kate’s. You can reach us anytime at (512) 772-1394.

Texas Disaster Declarations and FEMA

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and unfortunately, that includes flood related disasters. When a hurricane hits the Texas coast, there are 369,071 Texas homes vulnerable to the storm surge. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the government organization created to help Americans and legal residents after a natural disaster. In the last week 36 counties in Texas have been added due to flooding as a result of record breaking rainfall.

Myth #1:
If you have private insurance, FEMA will not help you.

Eligibility depends on many factors. Some folks with insurance can still receive aid for the losses not covered by their policy.

Myth #2:
FEMA only helps those counties listed in the initial declaration by the President.

Things change fast and often after a disaster. If you had damages from a disaster, register with FEMA.

Myth #3:
Once you register, qualification is automatic.

Once registration is correctly completed, the process does not end. There could still be more hurdles to manage, such as interviews or inspections. Make sure you know what to expect, or have a professional on your side that does.

The staff at Raining Kate’s know better than to expect smooth sailing after a flood. Luckily for our customers, we know how to handle rough water. If you are the survivor of a Texas disaster, give us a call, you can even ask for Kate by name. You will find that she is already nearby.

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New Year’s – Texas Freeze

Are You Ready for the New Year’s Freeze in Texas?

New Year Freeze Texas

North and Central Texas are experiencing freezing temps that will last at least through New Year’s week. Freezing weather can be dangerous for people, pets, and property.

Below are some tips to protect your home or business from flooding during our winter freeze. Good luck, stay warm, and Happy New Year!

Freeze Tips

  • If possible, turn off water to all outside faucets. Open valves and allow them to drain.
  • Disconnect all garden hoses.
  • Cover faucets with insulating faucet covers. They will help to keep some of the heat from your home inside. They can be purchased at your local hardware store.
  • Set all inside faucets at a drip. Use hot and cold if there are two levers or set in the middle for one. This will open both the hot and water lines. Continued water running through faucets will prevent freezing.
  • Locate your water main valve so that you are prepared to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Insulate any exposed outside pipes. Foam pipe covers can be found at your hardware store.
  • Open cabinet doors under your sinks.
  • Insulate washing machine pipes.

If you believe you have a frozen pipe that has not burst, use heat to attempt to thaw. A space heater or hair dryer can be used for this. Keep faucets open so that water can drain.

Raining Kate’s Flood Restoration 

Business Owner and FamilyRaining Kate’s is a local restoration company that takes a sincere and honest approach to every project we take on. Our technicians take care to keep our customers informed every step of the way.  Upon arrival we will make a plan with you, our customer, for the best way to proceed in restoring your home or business after a flood. We are focused on customer satisfaction and provide the detail-oriented assistance required to restore your home or office.
We are always timely and professional; our goal is to get you get back in your home or office as soon as possible. Our trained, knowledgeable crews use the best equipment in the industry, ensuring that we get the job done right the first time.
Managing the stress of the situation can be overwhelming. So, we will bill the insurance company directly to make it as easy as possible for you. Our billing team specializes in working with insurance and our technicians know how to do the job right, so as to not make costly decisions that will result in work not covered by your insurance. No insurance? That’s okay too! We will work with you.

If you need residential or commercial flood cleanup services, then we invite you to call the leading team in the area: Raining Kate’s. You can reach us anytime at Austin (512) 772-1394.