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Molded Hotel In Kenner

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Ever wondered why you ended up sick after your relaxing stay on vacation? What if I told you it was because of mold? Crazy, I know! There are multiple ways a residence can become infested with mold. Surprisingly, one of the most common places for mold to be found is behind wallpaper especially in an older building or house. Mold loves cool, dark, humid areas. You don’t necessarily need a surface to be completely drenched for mold to appear. Yes, mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, such as a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting however; it can also be caused by two people breathing while sleeping in a cool bedroom with the door closed. An adult gives off close to a gallon of water a day while breathing. It’s crazy to think about the amount of water that is being trapped in your wallpaper every night.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is currently working a Mold Remediation job at a local Kenner hotel. Our employees are trained mold remediators trained to use the industry’s best practices. Our team is quickly working to contain the infestation and prevent any future mold growth from happening. We are managing the situation and working to remediate the property back to its original preloss condition.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview stands ready to help you with any of your Mold Removal and Remediation needs. Please contact us at 504.468.3048

How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Flood Damaged Harahan Factory

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Flood Damaged Harahan Factory No job is too big for SERVPRO. We make it "Like it never even happened."

Factories Need Commercial Water Removal after Flooding Happens in Harahan

When your Harahan area factory floods and invades spaces where your employees work, SERVPRO knows that getting things back to normal as timely as possible restores safe conditions and keeps schedules intact. We can help you with these aspects by sending out qualified specialists who understand your concerns.  

We serve Harahan and nearby locations with commercial water removal methods that rectify disasters that can otherwise prevent businesses from operating normally. Your ability to stay open means a lot to our local community and us. We do everything we can do to make this possible for you, and when closing your operations down does become a necessity, we work as quickly as possible to minimize your downtime.  

Flooding can cause serious problems with maintaining a safe environment for your workers, so we ensure that these issues receive the attention required first. Removing water from floors makes walking through these areas safe again, but we also need to clean contaminated areas, as well as dry the rest of your facility. After flooding occurs, humidity levels can increase and cause problems with equipment and inventory.  

We use advanced technology to determine where elevated amounts of moisture occur, as different materials can absorb more moisture than other materials. Heat also plays a role in water removal, so where elements such as concrete and other hard but porous substances exist, we increase the temperature to force this moisture out and into the air. Before it can condense on other surfaces where it might become absorbed again, our air movers push it into our desiccant machinery, trapping it and keeping it from causing any additional damage.  

We also make sure that areas around electrical conduits become dry again, and work with certified electricians to rule out any possible problems with your factories electrical system. We streamline the entire restoration process as much as possible to keep overall costs low and prevent damage from worsening.  

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is ready to take your call at (504) 468-3046 when you need water removal services to keep your factory running in River Ridge, Elmwood, or New Orleans. Call us, 24/7, to have IICRC-certified technicians take care of the situation for you.

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How Flood Waters Contaminate Your New Orleans Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flood Waters Contaminate Your New Orleans Home Floodwater brings bacteria and other contaminants into your home. Call SERVPRO Franchise professionals to safely remove the water.

Add a Professional Team to Your Flood Damage Emergency Plan in New Orleans

If there is something the people of New Orleans know well is the devastation of a natural disaster. Regardless of how safe we want to be and how much we prepare for the arrival of a storm, our homes continue to be vulnerable to the destruction left behind when streets flood and whole communities left without resources. As important as finding shelter, gas and stocking non-perishables and water is, homeowners must also focus on building a sketch of a plan post-disaster. By planning, you can save valuable resources and begin the restoration of your home as soon as possible.  

When it is likely that there is flood damage to your home in New Orleans, linking to SERVPRO ahead of time is your first step towards recovering your home. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your call and spring into action as soon as it is safe to do so. Aside from our technical training and on-the-job expertise, we rely on industry-specific equipment specially designed to help pump water out of your home and expedite the drying process.  

One of the main concerns when flood waters enter your home is the impurities contained within its flow. Debris, contamination and unwanted bacteria all enter your property as soon as black waters come inside and it needs removing as soon as possible. We must remove porous materials such as upholstery, curtains, and carpets following any contact with incoming water, and our SERVPRO team coordinates this removal as part of the remediation process.  

Aside from our actual work, our SERVPRO team is a resource for you when it comes to gathering facts to file an insurance claim. Because our site assessment process is rigorous and complete, we can provide information to support the extent of the damage which can help support your interactions with insurance.  

Natural disasters are complicated to navigate, but SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is here to help. Reach out to (504) 468-3046 to make the best of a bad situation and let us return your home to its original condition.

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When Leaky Appliances Cause Water Damage To Your New Orleans Home, Call Our Crew At SERVPRO!

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Leaky Appliances Cause Water Damage To Your New Orleans Home, Call Our Crew At SERVPRO! No matter what time your appliances spring a leak, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046.

SERVPRO Knows How To Handle Leaky Appliances In Your New Orleans Home

What is dry? Dry does not mean the same thing in your New Orleans home as it means in the Nevada desert. Different areas have different needs and challenges. SERVPRO has dedicated specialists to handle your unique needs as soon as you spot a leak in your home. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Water damage in your New Orleans home from broken appliances can really stress you out. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview can send out technicians quickly to assess and mitigate your problem. Our advanced technology and ongoing education help make us an industry leader.

First, we'll do an inspection of the problem area and an assessment. Our dedicated staff is IICRC certified, and we practice ongoing education to keep on top of any new information and techniques in damage restoration.

Next, we will move your belongings to a dry area and clean up any standing water. Our experts will work with your insurance adjuster to help keep costs low while we work to mitigate the spread of the problem within your home. Ongoing damages can affect your home if the water is not cleaned up quickly.

We will set up dehumidifiers and air movers in your home. In winter you may need extra heaters brought in to hasten the process. Lastly, we will clean up and restore any damaged areas. We can help restore furniture as well if you need it.

We have specially trained technicians who handle deodorizing your home, so you don't have to worry about lingering smells associated with damp floors and walls. As an industry leader in cleaning and restoration, we take pride in our work. We want you to feel, “Like it never even happened,” so you can be comfortable at home again right away.

No matter what time your appliances spring a leak, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046. We're ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help.

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How Professionals Remove Mold FromYour New Orleans Home

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Professionals Remove Mold FromYour New Orleans Home Louisiana's climate provides a hospitable habitat mold growth.

Mold Remediation Specialists in New Orleans Help Protect Homes from Microscopic Invaders

No matter where you go inside your New Orleans residence, microbes live there with you. Many of these go about their business without ever causing you grief or harm. Some, however, wait for a period of change in the indoor environment that brings an increase in moisture. When this change happens, some microorganisms switch from their naturally dormant state to a highly active one and begin to proliferate.  

SERVPRO helps protect and restore homes in the New Orleans area with standard mold remediation techniques. Eliminating the entire microbial population from any dwelling is not possible, nor would it result in a healthy environment. However, whenever mold grows too rapidly and covers a large area, removal of the contaminated sections of building materials and intensive cleaning of affected belongings and furnishings mitigates the situation.  

As we remediate damaged sections in a home, we use air scrubbers to strip the air of microbes and their spores. These spores can cause subsequent infestations in other areas of your residence, as well as cause health effects in you and your family members. Our mold remediation specialists place these air scrubbers outside of negative air pressure chambers to contain any already existing spores and also inside these chambers.  

When inside a chamber, an air scrubber is a part of the chamber once we hook it up to plastic tubing. This tubing runs from the air scrubber to the outside of your home, directing air out, while pulling in only fresh air from outside the chamber, which prevents any of our equipment from sending spores into any nearby uncontaminated places.  

Plastic sheeting is our ally when remediating mold damage, so we also use it in the form of double bags to help us safely remove moldy pieces of drywall and other materials. Keeping these pieces contained helps us protect your property.  

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview can restore your home, "Like it never even happened." even when mold damage looks unmanageable. Our specialists hold IICRC certificates and are ready 24/7 to help protect your residence in Jefferson and Lakeview. Call us at (504) 468-3046 for prompt and professional remediation experts.

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Don't Let Water Damage Rain on Your New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Let Water Damage Rain on Your New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is available 24/7--even during Mardi Gras. We'll do the work so you can enjoy the festivities.

Fast, Effective, and Friendly Water Removal Services in New Orleans

When an appliance in your home breaks down and leaves you in dire need of professional water removal services, it is essential to reach out for them as soon as you can. While a leaking dishwasher may seem like a problem that can be set aside until you have time to find time for a solution, it is never a good idea to leave it waiting. Neglecting the issue until later can only cause more damage inside of your residence. As moisture builds, so too can further problems, such as mold damage.  

Calling professional water removal services to your New Orleans house after the first time your dishwasher leaks can prevent those future damages from occurring. The truth is that every time your dishwasher leaks gallons of water onto your floor, it compromises the hardwood flooring and the base of the cabinetry in your kitchen. As the wooden panels absorb excess moisture, the wood can begin to swell. As a result of the strain, the floorboard can start to blister and crack.  

After a particularly severe leak, it is wise to reach out to both an electrician and a professional cleanup and remediation company, such as SERVPRO. We are known for our swift service, as we always try to arrive at your home as soon as possible after your call. Our IICRC-certified technicians come equipped with advanced technology to help them tackle the damages in your home as quickly and effectively as possible.  

When we arrive, our SERVPRO techs can begin to remediation process as soon as possible. We can use pieces of equipment specifically designed for extracting water from your residence as swiftly as possible, such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors. However, removing the puddle of water isn't enough. Our SERVPRO technicians must also remove the moisture from your floorboards and the base of your cabinets, using devices such as flood drying mats, dehumidifiers, and axial fans. Once we finish, we can return your home to you feeling "Like it never even happened."  

When an appliance leaks and causes water damage inside of your kitchen, never hesitate. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview by phoning (504) 446-6496. Day or evening, we are ready to help you.

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Here's a Quick Way to Solve a Flooding Problem in New Orleans with SERVPRO

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Here's a Quick Way to Solve a Flooding Problem in New Orleans with SERVPRO Even though flooding cannot be predicted or prevented, team SERVPRO's effective service can make it "Like it never even happened."

Levee Damage Can Flood Multiple New Orleans Homes

With New Orleans sitting so low beneath sea level, the threat is ever present for flood damage to occur. While the levee system works efficiently to prevent these breaches, severe weather systems can often threaten the structural integrity of these constructions and allow water to pour through vulnerabilities long enough to flood properties nearby. With so many homes that can become affected by this breach, contacting professional restoration technicians like ours right away is vital to protecting the investment you have made in your property.

While there are warning systems in place to alert homeowners to potential threats from the levees in New Orleans, the effect on the properties remains the same. Within a short period, water levels can rise considerably within the main floor of a home, causing irreparable damage to structural elements like flooring, drywall, and other construction materials. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly with effective mitigation solutions designed to extract water quickly from the affected areas and allow for drying efforts to begin immediately.

Flooding often requires build back and reconstruction services to play a role in between initial mitigation efforts and restoration. Our SERVPRO team features licensed contractors with the ability to not only build back walls and structural elements damaged by the flooding, but also rewire homes, reconstruct damaged plumbing, and run other utilities through the house as needed.

This comprehensive approach to restoration and reconstruction helps our recovery team to be a wise choice for those dealing with flooded homes throughout our service area. We can respond quickly to emergencies that threaten the property and its contents, and offer effective solutions to protect what matters most to you while our certified experts begin restoring the home to original condition.

While there is no way to predict the condition of levees or the likelihood of disasters like flooding, you can count on our SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview to help clean up the mess and restore the damage. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (504) 468-3046.

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Fire Damage Remediation Strategies in New Orleans Revealed

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Remediation Strategies in New Orleans Revealed Quick thinking on your part to contact SERVPRO after a fire can make your home look "Like it never even happened." Call right away for best results.

Training and Innovations Tame Fire Damage Consequences in New Orleans

Once the fear and confusion after a fire begin to dissipate, it is vital to find a full-service restoration company to help recover the function and feel of your New Orleans home. Surveying the damage can make you feel hopeless and entirely out of your element. Working with our experienced project managers and trained crews restores your hope in your future, remediating the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage to your New Orleans household needs a fast and professional response. In addition to the harm done by the flames, it is likely that your home is awash in water and chemical extinguishing agents used to quell the blaze. Because we handle a wide range of disaster mitigation jobs, our crews move from task to task without delay.

SERVPRO technicians match the type of smoke and soot damage to the mitigation techniques learned at IICRC training. Our service vehicles stock the products and tools needed to clear away all types of soot, from vacuums and bushes for light ash to abrasives, surfactants, and solvents for thick, sticky, or protein-based residues. We treat cleaned areas with EPA registered disinfectants, inhibiting the microbial growth that otherwise could take hold in our humid climate.

Our workers can scrape and sand down even deep charring, allowing original structural components to be restored rather than bringing in a demolition team. Historic homes in our area are treasured, and the ability to save architecturally significant details sets SERVPRO apart as a restoration industry leader. Once the damaged areas are stabilized we arrange for appropriate repairs and refinishing, returning your home to its preloss appearance and comfort.

SERVPRO also offers top-notch deodorization services. We start by removing the smell-carrying materials and cleaning thoroughly. Other techniques include sealing surfaces and innovations like thermal fogging that eliminate odors by recreating the conditions of the fire to neutralize bad-smelling particles by chemical reactions. Hydroxyl generators and enzymatic treatments are often successful deodorants at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is prepared to come to your aid after fire damages your New Orleans abode. Call (504) 468-3046 as soon as fire officials release your property for a rapid assessment and solid restoration plan.

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Some Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages in New Orleans After Water Damage

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages in New Orleans After Water Damage Water damage can happen very quickly. Act fast and hire an effective IICRC certified SERVPRO water damage remediation team.

Why SERVPRO is a Water Cleanup Industry Leader in New Orleans

Companies that offer water mitigation services in New Orleans need to on their toes because of the variety of ways residents find moisture damaging their homes. Storms, waterway flooding, and just day to day breakages, negligence, and just bad luck can all contribute to the need for water removal and applied structural drying in houses, condos, and apartments.

Property owners need access to reliable water cleanup services in New Orleans fast. Moisture that lingers more than a day or two in this humid climate can significantly increase the risk of mold development in households already vigilant about the possibility of microbial growth. We pride ourselves on being Faster to Any Size Disaster, a key reason why we should be your first call.

Two words sum up why SERVPRO is a water cleanup leader: training and equipment. We support our employees in their efforts to become and remain certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our crews hold multiple certificates in specialties such as Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Building Moisture Thermography (BMT), and others. The IICRC coursework completed represents the mastery of water cleanup industry standards.

Each of our familiar green service trucks carries a full complement of water cleanup equipment essentials. Gas-powered submersible pumps, wanded water extractors, and specialized tools like drying mats are quickly available for technicians to employ in water loss scenarios. A lineup of industrial strength air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers round out the tools always ready for duty. Our ability to select the appropriate water mitigation device needed for each situation without delay is a solid reason why SERVPRO boasts successful outcomes for projects completed.

Our technicians carefully monitor moisture levels throughout every project, ensuring that all excess water exits the premises. Proficiency in the use of moisture meters and thermal scanners allows our crews to make decisions based on accurate data. Competence in cutting edge mitigation technology is why SERVPRO water cleanup plans deliver the desired results.

Contact SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for your New Orleans water cleanup needs. One call to (504) 468-3046 brings a well-qualified team of restoration experts to your door, ready to assess and manage water loss issues.
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New Orleans Water Extraction from Flooring Materials Is Customized by SERVPRO

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage New Orleans Water Extraction from Flooring Materials Is Customized by SERVPRO SERVPRO Has Industry Leading Water Pumps for Extraction and Mitigation for New Orleans Properties

The Best Choice For Water Removal In New Orleans

Flooding brings to mind major disasters with broken dams and entire neighborhoods under water. Despite these visuals, as painful as they can be, many homeowners and residents can suffer just as much damage and incur as much of a repair and restoration bill from failed plumbing like a ruptured sink pipe or a water heater with a faulty high-pressure release switch.
Regardless of the source, water removal is a recurring event for many New Orleans residents. That is why customers return to SERVPRO for their needs. They know that each of our technicians trains on the latest equipment and stays updated on the best methods to help our neighbors return to a dry, safe home once again.
Once they turn off the water at the main or the point of failure and depending on the level of water, our removal teams begin with a commercial grade pump for higher amounts. We also have portable submersible pumps for two or more inches of water depth. Depending on the size of the home, team members can use machines that plug directly into the home’s electrical service or into one of the generators we keep in our inventory. For large homes, condos, and apartments, we also have a truck-mounted pump that can operate 24/7 if needed.
For lower amounts that cover the surface, SERVPRO technicians switch to smaller, extraction devices that work very efficiently to draw water out of carpets and wooden floors. We can set up drying mats which draw water efficiently from the joints of boards. For small rooms and closets, they can use a device that looks similar to a vacuum cleaner. Our team members can adjust the rate of airflow and amount of heat in these wands to ensure they do not cause any secondary harm to the carpets or floors as they draw out the water trapped inside.
Carpet pads, however, quickly deteriorate once they begin to soak up water. If the water remained on the carpet overnight, we recommend lifting the carpet and replacing the pad immediately after completing the extraction process.
At SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview, our goal is to help each of our neighbors and friends return to a home that looks just like it did before the disaster, no matter how large or small. If any part of your home is or has been underwater, call us today at (504) 468-3046 to help make it right.

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