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. Once the water is off, call the experts at RAINING KATE’S. We will cleanup the mess and get your home or business back to normal!
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.