A Message to Our Clients

A message to our valued clients:

As we navigate through this tough time with the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, we want to communicate to you how our company has implemented steps to prevent the spread of the virus, while safely keeping our doors open to you, our valued client for any home or business damage needs.

First and foremost, we emphasize that safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. We recognize that there are certain concerns surrounding the virus, therefore we are implementing the necessary measures required to provide a safe environment.

The following are the precautions we are taking in an effort to help you feel confident about our team entering into your business or home.

· Cleaning precautions – We have enhanced the amount of cleaning and sanitation on all human touch points at our office, warehouse, restrooms, vehicles and equipment. This includes a daily sanitation of our office with a disinfectant solution.

· No hand shake policy – While we are firm believers of a good old fashioned handshake, at this time we have implemented a “No Handshake” policy for all employees.

· As an additional step to ensure we are doing our part in minimizing the spear of the virus, employees who do not feel well in any way are required to stay home.

· No visitors at this time – For the time being, our office is closed to visitors, and other non-staff individuals. Our phone line are open, and we are handling all transactions virtually.

· Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) – Our technicians will wear PPE in the form of masks and latex gloves upon arrival. Additional PPE such as suits, boots, respirators, etc. may also be used depending on the situation.

As our staff and project managers visit your locations, please let us know of there are any specific instructions or policies your company may have put in place, in an effort to allow us to cooperate with your policies. While it is uncertain how long these precautions will be necessary, we will continue to update you regularly as the situation evolves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We will continue to monitor the restrictions set forth and will make changes or adjustments to our policies accordingly. For up to date information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019, visit www.CDC.gov

Carlo Quintana
President, Lariat Builders Group, Corp, Lariat Restoration

How a Damage Restoration Contractor Can Help After a Flood

heavy rain falling on a home's roof leading to flood damageEven though El Paso is a desert city, homeowners can still be at risk of floods or water damage. The dry desert climate places homeowners into a false sense of security. But a flood or any other water problem can quickly wreak havoc in your home, damaging furniture, appliances, and personal belongings. It’s best for homeowners to be prepared to deal with water damage, but often homeowners don’t consider this until it’s too late. If you’re in need of assistance from a damage restoration contractor, Lariat Builders Group can help.

Even Desert Dwellers Have to Be Weary of Flooding

Even though it may not rain too often in El Paso, that doesn’t mean that homeowners are always completely safe from flooding. In 2006, El Paso was ravaged by a tremendous storm that went on for days. Entire houses were flooded and destroyed, forcing homeowners to seek expensive restorations or move into entirely new homes. Floods come in a flash and it’s difficult to prepare once it starts to rain. But what if you prepared before any flash flood warnings start to buzz on your smartphone?

Preparing Before the Flood

In order to prepare accordingly, you need to understand what a flood (or water damage) can do to your home. First and foremost, it’s paramount for your electrical components to be at least 12 inches from your home’s projected flood elevation. A trustworthy electrician can help you in this regard. If your home floods and the water is at the level of your electrical outlets, your home can become incredibly dangerous. Your loved ones can be at risk of electrocution.

Floods can also lead to backflow so it’s important to install backflow valves to prevent flood water from entering your home through your drains, toilets, or sinks. Although these steps may help you to avoid detrimental flooding issues, they may not completely halt the flooding process. In the event that your home floods, your home will suffer from damages that will require restoration services.

What to Do After a Flood

Even the most insignificant form of water damage can lead to unsafe situations. The flood water could have damaged much more than just the carpet in your living room. Water damage restoration requires your home’s walls, roofs, and flooring to be repaired. Depending on the level of the damage, your home may require more substantial repairs. Air ducts and sewage systems, for instance, may have also suffered from water damage. In order for your home’s repairs to be as complete as possible, it’s crucial to team up with a damage restoration contractor who can provide exactly what you need. Contact Lariat Builders Group today to learn more about how we can help you when the next big storm hits.