Hurricane Harvey Restoration Work
In the days following the horror that was Hurricane Harvey, SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett was assigned to the SERVPRO Storm Team to help with restoration in the Houston area after the massive flooding. Our franchise owner, Bert, and four technicians headed down to Texas to do what they could to restore homes devastated by the storm.
SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett was assigned mainly to the areas of Tomball and Katy, which are north and northwest of Houston. The homes in these areas had experienced indoor flooding anywhere from 1' to 4' high, and the water would take a few days to a week to recede. Even after the water had gone down in the homes, many streets were still flooded at least 2' high up to nearly 4', preventing service vehicles from getting through.
Due to the contamination in the flood waters, anything the water touched would be deemed non-salvageable. Walls, cabinets, furniture, appliances, electronics - everything was lost. This also meant a lot of demolition and repair. Our small crew worked tirelessly tearing out drywall and flooring, and setting equipment to get the homes dried out in an effort to prevent any mold from forming, as well as to get started with repairs.
Our franchise is extremely grateful to be a part of the SERVPRO family, and to be able to take part in opportunities such as this. We've learned a lot about what it takes to come back from a natural catastrophe and are looking forward to continually serving our community.