Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Austin Texas
Rising water from a storm is more common that one might think. Heavy storms will cause flooding almost on a yearly basis here in the Austin Texas area. Rising water is when the water enters your home from the flooding of back yard where the drainage is not efficient enough to allow for proper run off or rising streams. This type of flooding is considered a Category III water loss per the IICRC S500 standards. That is because the water can pick up and carrier lots of things that could be bad for your health. Pesticides or sewage are the primary one we think of in a case like this. So the proper scope here is to remove all porous materials that were affected. Call us here at SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin if you ever need any help with a water damage loss of any kind.