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If you need to get rid of water logging, T-Rock professionals are the ones you need to call. Water restoration requires zero supply of electricity in the house because it can be a hazard. We are a team of expert electricians with a goal of keeping a check on electrocution hazards.

Water Damage

Whether you are dealing with a small leak or a major flood, T-Rock specialist technicians are available to respond quickly, effectively, and appropriately to your water damage needs. We are equipped to handle damage caused by leaking washing machines, natural flooding, and more and can restore your property to its original condition.

Aside from straight water damage, mold growth is another result of water infiltration that can pose a serious health hazard. Corrosion and structural deterioration are other effects of water damage that can be more significant than the original damage itself.

As a water damage removal company, we have a strict protocol by which we handle problems. First, we perform certain initial tests to determine how long the property has been exposed to water damage, how much water has been absorbed within the structure, and how deeply that water has penetrated.

T-Rock professionals have gained years of experience and are experts in drying out all kinds of environments in a quick and cost effective manner. We are supported with the world’s largest fleet of drying equipment. We can immediately install a robust and regularly maintained dehumidifier, which will dry out the affected areas and control the environment inside the building. After the dehumidifiers are installed, progress checks will be made to make sure mold growth is avoided.

If your home has been flooded, you first need to secure the safety of your family and pets. After that, you can see if there is anything you can do for the water damage before a T-Rock professional arrives. First, if you are standing in water, make sure there are no electrical outlets that could cause a hazard. Also make sure to not turn on any appliances while water is covering the floor. You can also begin trying to mop up water once you have dried any wooden furniture and removed floor rugs. You should prop up any wet cushions or upholstery so that it can dry on both sides. Remove any loose items on the floor that could result in trips or injuries. It is also recommended to remove any loose books, magazines, or rugs because the dye can damage your carpets. If water damage is soaking through the ceilings of your home, do not turn on any turn on any light fixtures in the ceiling. Also avoid standing underneath areas where the ceiling is sagging from water saturation. T-Rock professionals are trained to restore homes after water damage, so let them handle the worst extent of the water damage.

Fire Restoration

Fire damage can be both physically and emotionally damaging for homeowners. The aftermath of a house fire can mean weeks or months of structural repairs and might even require homeowners to leave their homes for a period of time. Smoke odors can penetrate into the structure and contents of a home while soot blankets everything in the home in thick layers.

Fire damage to furniture and contents requires immediate attention and repairs. If the furniture and contents stay on site, they will continue to absorb the odors and soot residues within the structure. T-Rock has secure cleaning facilities where we can move your furniture and contents and inspect, clean, restore, or refinish them to their original conditions.

Almost any surface or material in a home can absorb the odors caused by smoke. The absorption can be especially strong if the material’s surface is porous. Materials that can absorb odors include fabrics, wood, leathers, concrete, and more. T-Rock employs EPA approved products and ozone that can remove or neutralize these bad odors. We are proud to serve the greater Atlanta GA area, so contact us now if you’ve had fire damage!

What to do After a Fire

  1. Minimize the amount of movement that occurs inside of a home. Movement can lead to soot accumulation in carpets and upholstery
  2. Regularly wash your hands to avoid transferring soot to the walls and furniture
  3. Avoid soot tracking by placing clean towels in high-traffic areas of the home. It is also a good idea to consider covering the furniture in your home
  4. Clean chrome objects with a small amount of Vaseline or oil
  5. Clean the soot off of houseplants by wiping off both sides of all of the leaves around the home.
  6. Replace your HVAC filter
  7. Place a double layer of cheesecloth over the air registers in your home.This will absorb soot and protect your lungs.

What NOT to do After a Fire

  1. Do not attempt to wash the walls. This is a very tricky job and requires the work of professionals. Call a T-Rock professional instead.
  2. Avoid any canned food that was stored near heated areas of your home
  3. Avoid cleaning your electrical appliances. They may have shorted or become hazardous during the fire.
  4. Avoid turning on fixtures in a wet ceiling. The wiring of the fixtures may have been permanently damaged and will therefore need to be replaced.

The Damage to Furniture and Contents needs immediate attention after fire damage occurs. While on site, furniture and contents may continue to absorb odors and soot residues. T-Rock has the ability to professionally move your furniture and contents to our secure cleaning facilities where they can be inspected, cleaned, restored, or refinished to a pre-loss condition.

Odors from the Smoke can be absorbed by almost any surface or material. This fact is especially true if the surface or material is porous. Fabrics, wood, leathers, concrete, etc. can all trap and hold odors. T-Rock utilizes EPA approved products and ozone to remove or neutralize bad odors as a result of fire damage. We proudly serve the greater Atlanta GA area – if you’ve had fire damage contact us now!

How to Choose a Roofer

If you are considering having any work done to the roof of your home or other building, you should be aware that there are several factors to consider when deciding on which roofing contractor to hire. It is important to make sure you look at all of these areas in order to be sure that your roofing project is successful. For more information on any of these issues, contact us at 214-244-3619.

Factor #1: Licensed Adjusters

Most roofers do not understand how to prepare your roof damage claim using Exactimate (the standard software for creating property claim estimates). Insurance companies want a licensed adjuster to help with the reporting side, not a roofer.
Tip: T Rock works with tenured construction specialists who will be able to provide a code compliant, full comprehensive scope of work.
Factor #2: Aerial Measurements

When a roof is measured incorrectly, it causes problems for the insurance adjusters. More importantly, it slows down the whole process of getting your roof fixed and creates a sense of distrust between you and your insurance provider. Your roof must be measured accurately.
Tip: T Rock purchases 3rd party aerial measurements to accommodate your insurance company’s efforts. It saves them time and money.

Factor #3: General Contractor’s license

Most roofers are not licensed General Contractors. One of the first things you need to ask any prospective roofer is whether or not they are a licensed General Contractor. Be sure to ask any prospective roofer to show you their license. Make sure to verify their license is legitimate and up to date.
Tip: T Rock is a licensed General Contractor. We are also bonded for any size project.

Factor #4: General Liability Insurance

Another important one, since it could affect you financially if anything unfortunate happens during your roofing project. Most roofers do not carry liability insurance. Like #3 above, ask to see proof of liability insurance and verify that it is currently in effect.
Tip: T Rock carries a $4 million liability policy. This size policy is actually sized for commercial projects, so a homeowner can rest assured that any liability is certainly covered.

Factor #5: Product Performance Insurance

Although you may have never heard of this type of insurance, it should be one of the top considerations in making your decision about a roofer. Unfortunately, most roofers have never heard of Product Performance Insurance either, so you end up with a roofing project consisting of shortcuts in order to save costs.

Product Performance Insurance guarantees that after years of wear and tear on your roof, if the manufacturer won’t pay to replace your roof, and/or if the roofing contractor that did the installation is no longer available, then the insurance policy will cover the replacement of your roof (both labor and materials) if the roof is defective. This means many thousands of dollars.
Tip: T Rock includes Product Performance Insurance on every project.

Factor #6: Labor warranty

Important information for you to know: roofers are responsible (by state law) to fix any problems with your roof within 2 years of their work. The catch here is that most roofing companies fail within 2 years, and would certainly not be available to come back and fix your roof at their own expense. Chances are you know someone who has gotten stuck in this type of situation.
Tip: T Rock offers a labor warranty of 10 years on all roofs, and it is fully transferable to the next owner.

Factor #7: Local office

You need to be careful with this one. During and after a storm, you will get contacted by lots of companies that claim to be local. They rent an office space, and quickly get a local phone number to give them impression that they are “part of the community”. Ask for references that are at least 3 years old, that come from this area.
Tip: T Rock is genuinely local, and has been established in this area since 2003.

Factor #8: Better Business Bureau rating

This one you probably already know about, but it is definitely worth mentioning. You can search the BBB website (BBB.org) with a roofing contractor’s name to see if they have any negative reports. It is also a good idea to just do a general internet search to find anyone that may have had a problem with this contractor in the past.
Tip: T Rock has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Factor #9: Quality installation procedures

Many roofers take shortcuts by using plastic components. They don’t take the time or money to properly flash chimneys, valleys or details. They try to get by with just the bare minimum. This saves them money and time, but it’s at the expense of your roof.
Tip: T Rock installs a first-class roof with metal components, reinforced valleys (with ice and water shield or valley metal), and all vents are replaced with metal. You are always upgraded to a better roof than what you currently have, and there are no extra charges for this.

Factor #10: Cleanliness

What does your property look like when the roofing project is finished – especially after the roofer has been paid in full? When the roofer leaves behind a mess of construction materials, debris, etc, it creates a nightmare for the homeowner or property owner to deal with.
Tip: T Rock takes pride in thorough cleanliness. The point is minimal invasiveness, and in most cases the project is completed the same day. Crews are extremely professional, so the only sign they were there is the beautiful new roof.

We hope you have found this report helpful. When you need a residential or commercial roofing contractor in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, we can help. T Rock – Commercial and Residential Roofing 214-244-3619