Early Saturday morning temperatures are still below freezing. Ice, snow and brutal cold temperatures have battered several areas in Texas including major cities like Dallas. This storm has left many Texans stranded, cold, with water infiltrating their homes and businesses. As of 2.20.21 about 85,000 residents are still left in the dark, according to PowerOutage.us. There are over 15 million residents left with water issues statewide and desperately in need of help.
Water disruptions are expected to continue as frozen and burst pipes are causing major issues currently due to the freezing temperatures, as temperature begin to rise so will the number of pipes that burst as they thaw. Homes are flooded and power outages are plaguing the areas. Read more on frozen pipes here.
Water damage restorers like Trident Restoration have mobilized their Catastrophe Response Teams to assist everyone in need. As restoration professionals enter the area they coordinate and attack the problem from several angles. IICRC trained professionals will visit homes and business to assess the damages and begin a scientific drying process to restore properties and minimize secondary damages. Water damage technicians from certified firms like Trident Restoration will walk victims through the process including how to handle the insurance claim. The first step in properly drying a home or business is to remove the water and stop the source. Trident Restoration uses truckmount extractors to remove standing water as well as trapped water in your carpeting quickly and efficiently. They will then begin to set commercial low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers and high velocity air movers to properly dry out structures. The air movers force air at high velocity to remove lingering moisture absorbed by structural materials. This method releases the trapped moisture, bringing it to the surface and into the air to allow the dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air and lowering the relative humidity. The average water loss requires a minimum of 72 hours of professional drying equipment to adequately restore the relative humidity to a dry standard for your area. It is imperative to get a contact a water drying professional in your area as soon as possible to limit the possibilities of secondary damages as well as microbial growth. The longer that structural materials are left wet the more likely you are to have serious problems.
Trident Restoration has water damage experts in the Dallas Texas area who are able to handle all drying needs possible. Our teams are there to assist all the Texan homeowners that we possibly can. If you or anyone you know needs assistance due to broken pipes, frozen pipes, flooding, loss of heat or any water damage issue please call us at 330-409-8000 or fill out the contact us form and one of our trained professionals will be in contact immediately to assess your loss and help in any way we can.