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

The Best Way to Deal With Residential Water Damage and Why Timing Matters

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From pipes bursting to cracks in your sewer line or the dreadful overflow of a toilet, these scenarios are never anticipated. But the reality is water damage is one of the most common causes of damage in homes. Generally, they tend to be a result of plumbing or appliance failures but can also result from natural disasters like a severe rainstorm. Since not all water damage is covered in your home’s insurance plan, taking action on your own is a must!

In this post, we’re going to focus on one of the most common problems in homes that results in water damage and why timing can make a difference in the severity of water damage.

A Common Problem: Water Heater Failures

There are a couple of signs to look out for when it comes to water heater failures. For one, you may notice that it takes longer than usual for your water to heat up or there’s a complete lack of hot water. Over time, the sediment (mineral deposits in the tank that create a barrier between the burner and water) in your water tank will build up causing the heater to work harder and eventually fail. This creates the potential for a water leak.

Another sign to look out for is cloudy water. If you happen to notice that your tap water looks cloudy or murky, it could be a sign of a water heater failure. Since the mineral deposits in your water will eventually build up and create a blockage, it will affect the flow of water and with enough time, damage your pipes. Pipes with corrosion tend to result in a leak.

Why Timing is Important

Every minute matters when it comes to a leak or overflow of water. Unfortunately, we’re not being dramatic! The important thing to realize is that when toxic water sits on a surface, such as your carpet or hardwood floor, it will eventually begin to evaporate. This is known as secondary water damage. Secondary water damage happens when the moisture from the leak, flood, or however the water got there, begins to evaporate into the air. With time, that moisture will make its way into your carpet, hardwood floors, cabinets, or any other area it can reach. Then comes the worst. The moisture will sit and turn into mold. By this time, the water damage has gone from bad to worse. That’s why calling in a professional as soon you notice a leak or overflow is detrimental.

Contact Lariat Builders Group, Inc. in El Paso

If you find yourself with a broken water heater, pipe burst, leaking sewer line, or dealing with the aftermath of a clogged toilet or sink, give us a call! At Lariat Builders, we understand the importance of providing swift service when it comes to water damage to your home. Our goal is to help you eliminate the risk of costly damage. The sooner we arrive, the sooner we can help ensure that your personal belongings and the rest of your residence is safe. Please connect with us today to learn more.