SERVPRO Responds to Record Breaking Winter Storm in Texas
As a major Winter Storm Warning went into effect early Valentine’s Day weekend, Texas settled in for what was expected to be a long and cold week of record-breaking temperatures.
With almost 2 million residents losing power and multiple businesses closed due to dangerous road conditions, the White House had officially declared a state of emergency over Texas. Rolling blackouts and empty grocery stores cast an eerie, almost apocalyptic spell over the usually warm and sunny climate the state is known for. Amidst unprecedented times, Winter Storm Uri was as singular in its effects as it was harsh in its weather.
Although Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties reached a new record low temperatures, the real danger lied in power outages that shut down homes and businesses for hours at a time making it extremely difficult for residents to keep warm in the midst of what had already proven to be a historic event.
Rising up to the challenge, the crews of SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties have been responding to countless calls from home and property managers regarding water damages caused by burst pipes. Our trained technicians have slushed through several inches of water to find collapsed ceilings, ruined furniture, and buckled flooring that have forced residents into the homes of friends and neighbors. Though this event was uncommon, this is what we have been trained for.
As a result of the record-breaking number of people who have been affected, SERVPRO franchises from across the country have mobilized crews and equipment to assist in the restoration and reconstruction of properties that have been damaged throughout the state of Texas and in the south central United States. This is what sets SERVPRO apart — when you call us, you get access to over 1,700 franchises who are ready to respond to disasters at this scale.
Winter Storm Uri was unprecedented and unlike anything we could have expected. However, we are grateful to our crews and our SERVPRO franchise teams who have once again looked into the face of disaster and got to work. While this storm has certainly exposed areas of weakness that must be addressed in regards to infrastructure and planning, it has also revealed the depth of commitment and strength that flows through the SERVPRO system. There’s a reason why tens of thousands of people have called us to restore the damage from their homes and businesses: because we show up.
You can rest knowing that no matter how large a disaster may be, your local SERVPRO franchise, SERVPRO of Guadalupe & Gonzales has the full force of the SERVPRO system behind them, ready to take on any size disaster. If you are dealing with the aftermath of this severe winter storm, please call our team to receive help. (830) 379-7474