Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane hit the Gulf Coast on August 25th. It still poses a threat as it continues to dump up to 4 inches of rain in an hour. They are predicting up to 20 more inches of rain by Friday in this area. Some areas have already received up to 25 inches of rain in 4 days. The risk of flooding continues in Houston and surrounding areas. Learn about Hurricane Harvey health risks from a doctor’s point of view.

Hurricane Harvey Health Risks from a Doctor’s Point of View

Never Drive into Flood Waters

Authorities are asking residents to shelter in place and not attempt to drive on flooded road ways. If you do find yourself in rising flood waters in a vehicle turn around. If the car stalls, get to higher ground. As little as 6 inches of rapid water can knock over an adult, 12 inches of water can move a car and 24 inches can engulf a vehicle and sweep it away. On foot do not try to outrun rushing water, get to higher ground.

Hurricane Harvey Health Risks from a Doctor’s Point of View

Flooded Home – What Should I Do

It is important to know what to do when caught in rising flood waters in your home. Monitor flood waters closely. Put out sandbags if available. Put together emergency kit- water, food, flashlight and batteries, charge phone, blankets, first aid kit and boots. Have a battery powered radio and if told to evacuate then GO! If told to stay in place disconnect utilities and appliances before water gets to height of power plugs and outlets. Move to upper floors.

Flood Waters Hidden Dangers

If water continues to rise, do not go to attic (can get trapped) but move to the roof and bring towel or sheets to signal for help. Avoid flood waters at all costs- they can hide electric lines listen for buzzing, popping or crackling. Other debris, sharp objects and chemicals can be present in flood water so use caution. Call 911 only if severe emergency. Call local 311 to request evacuation from flood water or signal rescuers. Can go to www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA for assistance.

Hurricane Harvey Health Risks from a Doctor’s Point of View

After a flood, do not allow children to play around ditches, storm drains or flooded areas. Often flood waters are contaminated with sewage and chemicals. Boil all water before drinking. Gas leaks and live power lines can be deadly- don’t smoke use candles or lanterns until sure the area is all clear. Best to wait until authorities authorize the residents to return to their homes. Don’t use portable generators inside home without ventilation, it builds up carbon monoxide. Don’t use wet appliances or motors until they are thoroughly dried. Watch for small animals, especially snakes. Use a stick to poke through debris and turn items over before picking up.

Hurricane Harvey Health Risks from a Doctor’s Point of View

Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims – How You Can Help

We can all help by donating to Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities or the Greater Houston Community Foundation at www.ghcf.org to help with immediate needs of our fellow Americans caught in this disaster. We can also pray for the safety of all those involved, the victims, the rescue workers and relief workers.

How to Rebuild After the Storm

Once the storm is over there will be much rebuilding and repairing to be done. Don’t be taken in by fly by nights or imposters who are out to take your money and leave you with nothing. Call 1-770-ROOFERS to find trusted service providers in the following industries.

  • Roofers
  • Plumbers
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Electricians
  • Land Developers
  • Building Contractors
  • Lawn Care Arborists

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1-770-ROOFERS is the National Helpline for connecting consumers to service contractors for every need concerning home and property repairs, maintenance, remodeling, new construction, lawn care, tree services, building contractors and land developers, as well as emergency repair services. We are here to help you find the help that you need – when you need it. We have providers to cover whatever you need by trusted and reputable contractors. Everything you need under one roof.

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Roofers

Whether you need a roofing contractor for your new home, or need a new commercial roof, we can help you get the job done. Our roofing companies excel in all types of roofing, both residential and commercial. If you have suffered hail damage, storm damage, torrential rain damage, or you roof is simply showing signs of wear and tear, you will want to contact a trusted roofing company in you area to come out and give you a free estimate and evaluation of the damage to your roof and property. Most of our roofers will help you deal with your insurance company to ensure that you get the very best deal possible, sometimes at no out of pocket cost to you.

Commercial Roof Repair Specialist

Sometimes you can have damage to your roof without knowing it. This can lead to much more damage to your home over time. By the time you notice that you have hail damage to your roof, it may because the damage has worsened into more costly problems that have to be fixed.

You can check for some signs of storm damage to your roof, or you can call a commercial and residential roofing company in your area to come out and check everything for you at no cost and with no obligation. In fact, they prefer you allow them to take the risk of climbing around on your roof. It’s what they do.

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8 Signs of Hail Damage to Your Roof and Property

  • You find dent marks from the hail strike on your roof
  • You notice debris in your yard after it rains
  • Your yard has a lot of downed limbs and debris after a storm
  • You see visible denting on your gutters and downspouts
  • Your air conditioner coils have been dented by hail
  • Your window beading has holes or cracks after the hail storm
  • You notice dents and dings on your fence
  • You notice cat like scratches on your screens

Trusted Roofing Contractors After Storm Damage to your Roof

Don’t fall for the fly by night roofers that chase storms and take advantage of people in need of help. Call one of our trusted and bonded roofing contractors and experience true piece of mind. If you suspect you are in need of the best roofing company near you, then give us a call at:

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Plumbers

A plumbing emergency can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Most of us have experienced some form of plumbing disaster. Perhaps your pipes have burst and your home is flooding. Oftentimes the damage to your home can be done before you have time to race to turn off the water supply to your home. 

Our plumbers are bonded and experienced, dedicated to taking great care of you and your home or business. Our plumbing experts excel in both commercial and residential plumbing, and offer 24 hour emergency plumbing services. They will leave your home as clean as they found it, with no mess left behind.

Commercial Slab Leak Repair Plumber

One of the biggest headaches you may have to deal with is a slab leak. It is important to recognize a leak in your foundation early in order to prevent more costly damage to your home or place of business. Our plumbers excel in commercial slab leak detection and repair, and can evaluate and repair any problem with the plumbing in your slab foundation, both commercial and residential.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair Near Me

Trenchless sewer line repair is an excellent choice when you are experiencing a problem in your sewer line. This allows the plumber to repair your sewer line without digging up your yard, messing up your beautiful lawn and causing more expense to the maintenance of your home. There are some things to watch for that will warn you that you may have a backup in your sewer line.

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6 Signs of a Sewer Backup

  • Wet spots on your floors or walls
  • You notice bad odors that have that sewage smell
  • Water backs up not your tub when your flush you toilet 
  • You hear water sounds in your walls
  • Your toilet water bubbles up when you run your bathroom sink
  • Water is slow to drain from you tub, shower, sink, dishwasher, etc

If you are building a new home or business, restoring an older building, or find yourself with a plumbing problem, we have got you covered. Give one of our plumbers in your area a call and be on your way to peaceful restoration.

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Heating and AC Services

Walking in the door to to a comfortable and welcoming environment is one of the privileges many of us take for granted. But opening the door to stifling hot or freezing cold air can definitely put a crink in the day. After all, hard earned money has been spent to have such comforts. 

If you are searching for HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance, then we have got you covered. Our heating and air experts are bonded, trustworthy, highly trained and experienced. It’s important to use the best heating and air conditioning services near you when making an investment in the comfort of your home or business.

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5 Signs that You May Need a New Air Conditioner

  • You hear strange sounds coming from your unit
  • You smell foul or pungent odors coming  through your vents
  • You notice unusual moisture on or around your unit
  • You notice poor or weak air flow
  • The unit is not blowing cool air

5 Signs that You May Need a New Heating System 

  • Your heating system is 10 years or older
  • Some of you rooms are hotter or colder than the others
  • Your heating system is making noises
  • Frequent calls to you heating repair company
  • You notice excessive dust or humidity

If you notice any of the above, or you are in need of maintenance to or repair of your current HVAC system, give us a call. We’ve got you covered.

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Electricians

You don’t want to mess around with an unskilled electrician when it comes to the safety of your home or business. Faulty wiring can increase the risk of smoke and fire damage, sometimes leading to loss of life and property.

Our vetted and bonded electricians are fully licensed and dependable to get the job done right, whether it is a new construction, a remodel, or fixing an electrical problem that has come up. When you are installing that new light light fixture or ceiling fan, wiring a new home, or rewiring an older one, this is one job you will want to leave to the professionals.

Give us a call today!

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Lawn Care and Maintenance

A beautiful lawn is a wonderful addition to the aesthetic value of your home or business, but it also adds value to your investment. Some people have the time, talent, and love of keeping their yards groomed and maintained themselves. Others, like me, wish to be good at those things, but in reality just don’t have the time or skills to create the yard of their dreams.

Fortunately, we have many gifted lawn care specialists who will do everything from lawn design, lawn care and maintenance, to simply mowing your yard weekly so you won’t have to. Your yard, your needs, all done with excellence.

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Arborists

Caring for your trees is another skill altogether, and trimming big limbs or cutting down trees requires special equipment and training. We have all seen the fail videos of people cutting down trees or removing overhanging limbs. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so leave those things to the professionals.

Our tree service specialists will come to your home with the right equipment to get the job done right. Don’t trust your property to just anyone. Be sure that they are bonded and insured so you aren’t left with a big bill should a mishap occur.

Give us a call today to speak to one of our trusted Arborists and Lawn Care Specialists. We’ve got you covered.

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Land Developers and Building Contractors

When it comes to purchasing a new home or business, you will want to be sure that your property has been properly developed. There are many things to consider when choosing a neighborhood or that country paradise. We learned the hard way that our new home did not have proper water drainage. Our yard became a lake that, fortunately, would stop at our front door when it rained. We had to spend many thousands of dollars to fix that problem because we couldn’t risk the damage to our home should it come a huge rain that would pose the threat of flooding our house.

The next home we built, we thoroughly checked the surroundings, the sewer system, made sure we were clear of the flood plain, and hired a trusted and vetted land developer and builder. We have had no problem at all, even though a portion of our property is in the 100 year flood plain, meaning it floods every year for 100 years apparently. Paying someone who is excellent in their field can save you thousands of dollars over the years on one of your most precious investments.

               Call today to find the most trusted service contractors in your area. Everything you need under one roof.

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