How can Rust911 help after a hurricane?
Coastlines are greatly affected by rust because of their proximity to water.It takes oxygen, water and iron to promote rusting and salt water is especially corrosive to iron or steel. After a hurricane, there are many things to think about to get your home looking like new again. The water damage can be extensive and the wind could have caused havoc on your roof and lawn but after the major damage has been fixed, there is salt water damage to the iron and steel around your house to be concerned about. Rust will slowly eat away and damage metal if it is not taken care of properly.
Rust starts by appearing as a light dusting on a piece of unprotected steel or alloy. As rusting progresses, the rust particle starts to grow and flake off the base metal. Rust actually removes the iron, leaving the base metal “pitted”. Given enough time, the oxygen, water and any iron mass eventually converts entirely to rust and disintegrates.
If you live in an area where your house could be affected by salt water, it would be a good idea to protect the metal around your house. The easiest way to do this is to put a protective coating on the metal (such as paint). If there is already rust on the metal, you are going to need to remove the rust before you paint. If the rust is not removed, it will continue to rust and flake the paint away. Rust911 offers a rust remover that is non-hazardous, non-toxic and biodegradable. Our rust remover is easy to use and comes in a concentrated solution that just needs water to be activated.
If your home was already affected by a hurricane, check the metal around your home. If the metal has already rusted, use Rust911 to remove the rust and then apply a protective coating. If the metal has not rusted, use a protected coating on the metal so it will not begin to rust. You should inspect all the metal outside your home for evidence of rust (including door hinges). Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have affected many homes in the South. If you know someone who was affected by a hurricane recently, SHARE this article with him or her so they know how to protect their metal.