Common Causes of Flooding in Houston
Houston's proximity to the Gulf Coast makes the city vulnerable to heavy rainfall, hurricanes, and storm surges. The city’s urban landscape, characterized by paved streets and limited natural drainage, relies on storm drains to funnel away water. Storm drains can become overwhelmed during heavy rain, putting nearby structures at risk of flooding. Storm surge up the Houston Ship Channel during hurricanes is also possible—a risk that increases with hurricane strength.
In addition to storms, plumbing problems also cause flooding. Like any city, Houston experiences burst pipes and sewer backups in residences and commercial facilities. Did you know that burst washing machine hoses are the most common cause of interior residential flooding? Dishwashers and refrigerator water lines are also responsible for a significant amount of residential flood damage. These localized floods can severely damage property and require immediate water removal and drying services to mitigate damage and reduce health risks.
Roto-Rooter's Emergency Flood Services
Why choose Roto-Rooter as your first choice for water removal in Houston? Our seasoned water removal experts combine swift response times with extensive plumbing experience and access to industry-leading professional-grade equipment. The result is an efficient resolution of your water emergency and a return to normalcy as soon as possible.
Roto-Rooter offers the following water removal services in Houston:
Water Extraction and Removal
Even a few inches of water can cause severe property damage as water soaks into drywall, flooring, and personal belongings. Roto-Rooter’s IICRC-certified water damage cleanup professionals possess the skills and equipment to swiftly remove water from flooded areas, and thoroughly dry the affected areas, preventing further damage and minimizing the risk of mold or mildew.
Basement Flood Cleanup Service
Basements are rare in Houston residences but are present in some commercial buildings. Malfunctioning sump pumps, heavy rainfall, sewer drain backups, or seepage from foundation walls can result in a flooded basement. Roto-Rooter will quickly extract water from your basement and thoroughly dry, dehumidify, and disinfect the space.
Mold Remediation and Flood Cleanup
Mold or mildew can quickly infest water-damaged areas, resulting in rot, foul odors, and potential health risks. Following a flood, Roto-Rooter's water cleanup team, with Applied Microbial Remediation specialists on staff will address mold issues, ensuring compliance with the highest industry standards for mold remediation. Our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year, for mold inspections and free mold remediation estimates.
Water Damage and Sewage Cleanup Service
Proper cleanup is imperative in the aftermath of a flood. Roto-Rooter's water removal services in Houston and the surrounding metro area include the following:
- Cleanup of messes caused by broken or leaking pipes and malfunctioning plumbing fixtures or appliances, including sump pumps, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, and ice makers.
- Cleanup and removal of items damaged by sewage water flooding from toilet, sewer, or drain backups.
- Cleanup of flood damage caused by severe weather events, including groundwater inundation in basements or water infiltration through ceilings.
Choose Roto-Rooter for comprehensive and expert water removal services to safeguard your property in Houston.
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