We know this disaster has hurt our region, but it won’t stop us. We are Texans, and Texans don’t stop in the face of adversity, we shine – together.
Hurricane Harvey, Now What?
As of today, Wednesday August 30th, our Core Mechanical team is back in operation. Our offices are 85% staffed and a large number of our team members are already on the road this morning helping to bring our clients’ restaurants and facilities back online. We are doing everything in our power to get you restored.
Our offices were not damaged, but several of our employees’ and their families’ homes were. Additionally, there are a great number of roadways in the area that are still closed and impassable.
We ask for your patience and support as we all work together to recover from Hurricane Harvey and the tremendous flooding that has brought this region to a standstill.
Here are a few things you should consider in the wake of the storm:
- Don’t start equipment that has been under water unless you know what you are doing.
- There is a potential for water damage or electrical shorts which can cause your system to fail even further if not dealt with prior to restarting.
- Unrecognized electrical issues could also result in physical harm.
- Out of town contractors are coming into Houston for work.
- Think twice before doing business with them.
- They may not be here to take care of warranty or other issues long term, leaving you to fend for yourself.
- Make sure any HVAC/R contractor that approaches you can show you a valid TDLR license.
- If they don’t have a license, don’t let them touch your air conditioner or refrigeration systems. It is illegal in Texas for them to do so.
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- Ask for a copy of their insurance (GL, Automobile, Workers’ Compensation and Umbrellas) and then call to verify it.
- Texas has minimum insurance requirements for all air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.
Do you need help?
If you need assistance with your HVAC, refrigeration or commercial kitchen equipment, we are still here – ready, willing and able to help. We have already partnered with suppliers to help prepare for and hopefully ease the backlog for parts and equipment that can be expected with this type of natural disaster.
If you need other resources, this is a LINK to FEMA’s Hurricane Harvey resource page. There are a ton of up-to-date resources for you – whether you are looking for a shelter, to file a claim or to determine if insurance rumors are true.
Looking for a way to help?
If you can, we ask you to please consider helping or donating in whatever capacity you may be able. Being neighborly and looking out for each other is what we do here in Texas.
Our current ministry of choice is Church Project in The Woodlands (http://www.churchproject.org/hurricaneharveyresponse). They are connected with other churches in the area, have become a shelter themselves, and are a great resource for volunteers who want to make a huge, direct impact.