It looks like we are going to spend the remainder of 2020 social distancing. While we anticipate a new year of overcoming this pandemic in 2021, Raining Kate’s wants to remind our customers we are still here for you in 2020. We are continuing to take extra precautions on site with our customers, while also taking extra precautions when we are not on the job. That means extra PPE, additional measures for disinfecting restoration equipment after each job, and asking that our customers wear masks while we are onsite.
For a variety of reasons, many of our customers are requesting to rent water damage restoration equipment so they can attempt work themselves. We are now offering a service offering all the tools you need in addition to professional guidance by an IICRC certified technician. Read More
Even in Texas we experience freezing temperatures a few times a year. Any time temperatures drop below 32 degrees there are a few things you should do to prevent damage at you home or commercial property.
Open your cold water faucets to allow them to drip, even just a trickle. Running water through the pipe keeps it from freezing. Open up your cabin doors under sinks adjacent to outside walls. It might be annoying, or you might feel like you are wasting water…but the freeze will pass! What you don’t want, I promise you, is a very expensive restoration job after a pipe burst and sends inches of standing water throughout your home or business.
Wrap Exposed Pipes – Locate Water Shut Off Valve
Be sure to wrap any pipes outside that are exposed or inside that are not in heated areas (such as a garage). If you have a washing machine in an unheated garage, shut off the water to the machine. Disconnect garden hoses and insulate with Styrofoam covers. Covers for pipes and outside faucets can be found at your local hardware store. Most importantly, locate your water shut off valve and make sure you know how to turn it off. In the event that a pipe does burst, shutting off the water to your property will be the first thing you do to stop the water.
Please continue to support local businesses this holiday season. It is no secret that our small and local businesses have been hit hard in 2020. Join us as we avoid buying gifts on Amazon! Buy a gift certificates or order online from favorite local businesses instead!
We are making sure that we are playing it as safe as possible on a day to day basis in our work and our personal lives. However, we want to be sure we remain aware of where we spend our money. Our focus this holiday season will be on investing locally on the businesses that keep our local communities thriving, vibrant, and unique.
Water damage as a result of an appliance leak is typically covered under home owners insurance policies. 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!
Raining Kate’s technicians are IICRC Certified. They are trained to safely and effectively perform water damage restoration services according to ANSI/IICRC S500 Water Damage Restoration Standards. Contact us for residential and commercial water damage and leak detection restoration services.
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.
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.
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.