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Flooded North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview Home

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Nobody ever wants to be “that guy” holding pots and pans to catch leaking water, but let’s face it things happen. Luckily a homeowner of a local El Paso home had SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview's number handy!

Your toilet is the last thing you think will cause home water damage. However, just as you age causing your muscles and bones to get weak and brittle so do the components of your toilet that allow it to properly function. While some issues might be a drawn-out refilling process that can affect your monthly water bill, more severe consequences might include overflowing of the reservoir when the float mechanism does not engage.

Overflowing reservoirs might not affect your home but it does often require professional water removal and recovery. Even with noticing the problem shortly after it begins, an instance like this can quickly cover the bathroom floor and affect other rooms as well. Removing water yourself with buckets and mops is simply not enough. Even though you may have removed all of the water, there may be moisture lurking within your floors, carpet and baseboards that you cannot see that’s where SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview can help.

We understand the frustration and importance of reacting quickly to these types of situations. This is why our highly trained technicians, are ready around the clock to quickly and properly restore your home or business using the IICRC drying principles. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to detect all of the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will observe and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry.

Whether the water damage is caused by plumbing malfunctions, groundwater, falling water, or weather damage SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is the right professional choice to make in assisting water damages. Give us a call at (504) 468-3046.

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

As the festive season approaches, SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview would like to say thank you for all the support and commitment you have shown to us in the last 12 months.

To those who have used our services, thank you for being a loyal customer. It has been a pleasure serving you and supplying you with any mitigation and restoration needs that your home or business may have needed. 

We are blessed to be working in an industry that is positioned to help so many. We are blessed in being able to provide aid in this COVID world with the Certified: SERVPRO Clean program. We are stronger as a brand because of it!

We consider you as a friend of SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview and extend our warmest wishes for good health and festive cheer. It is people like you that have helped our business get where it is today. We hope you and your family have a magical Holiday Season and a Happy New Year and we look forward to doing business with you next year.

Commercial Vehicle Water Damage

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

After a long day on the road, one of your employees or yourself may leave the sunroof or window open. Depending on what weather is outside there is a chance your North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview business’s commercial vehicle may actually have water damage! Especially in the South, mildew and mold can happen when it's hot and muggy outside and the inside of the commercial vehicle is wet.

SERVPRO of  North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview has dealt with maybe water damage claims inside the home, commercial buildings, and commercial vehicles. We always ensure proper deodorization, drying, and getting rid of staining.

Also, don’t forget we offer COVID-19 cleanings for your commercial vehicle as well. Kill two birds with one stone and call us today at (504) 468-3046 for any water damage or COVID-19 cleanings you may need.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview Gift Guide

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

With the holidays rolling around rather quickly, we have created a list of services and items that any friend or family member in your life would love to receive! 

COVID-19 CleaningGive the gift of a sanitized house this holiday season. Our team of professionals will go in and wipe down all high- touch surfaces. This includes but is not limited to, tables, chairs, doorknobs, faucets, counters, and railings. We will then spray with an EPA-registered disinfectant. Not only are you getting a thorough wipe down and spray, but you are also getting the peace of mind of a clean home.

Charity Donation Homelessness, food banks, mentorship programs, and animal shelters are all wonderful causes that rely on the kindness of others. Donating in someone’s name for them is a kind gesture and a gift that keeps on giving. 

Carpet Cleaning Do you know someone who neglects their home or business’s carpet and it could use a thorough cleaning? At SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview we offer a variety of carpet cleanings such as bonnet cleaning, hot water extraction, deluxe precondition and rinse, showcase premier cleaning, and dry cleaning. Help a loved one get their carpet back into shape!

Air duct and HVAC Cleaning Air ducts and HVACs are a neglected area of the home, and some homeowners might not even know they need to be serviced. Cleaning this area helps to restore peak energy efficiency, may help to eliminate offensive odors, and helps reduce the potential for mold growth. Give the gift of cleaner air to breathe and extending the lifetime of their equipment.

Phone Sanitizer Trying to find cleaning products these days is tricky. According to TIME, your phone is actually dirtier than a toilet seat! Making a cleaning kit for them, or buying them a phone sanitizing system is a great gift that can be used for years to come.

Flooding in Kenner, Who Should You Call?

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Cities all across America experience flooding to some extent. According to the National Weather Service, common sources of floods include: 

  • Flash Flooding
  • River Flooding
  • Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems
  • Burn Scars/Debris Flows
  • Ice/Debris Jams
  • Snowmelt
  • Dry Wash
  • Dam Breaks/Levee Failure

Although North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview is not known to experience heavy snow, residents often travel to where it does snow and should be wary of the potential flooding impacts. On the contrary, Louisiana residents do experience large amounts of rainfall, flash flooding, river flooding, and systems. 

After a flood, you should tune in to your local news for updates and pertinent information. Always avoid floodwater and any damage such as fallen trees. Be sure to contact loved ones that might have also been affected by the flood to make sure they are fine.

If your home or business experiences a flood, SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview can assist! We can get your back to your preloss condition in no time. We help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Types of Fire Risks in Your North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview Office

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Offices across the United States suffer from fires more often than you think. A fire in the workplace is devastating to not only employees but also the business owner. Depending on how large the fire is, if you are not prepared, the likelihood of recovering can lower. Educating your Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview employees on common fire risks and ensuring they follow protocol can help minimize fires.

Damaged Power Cords

Because offices are jampacked with computers, phones, printers, kitchen appliances, and more, over time the electrical system can become overwhelmed. This can cause electrical shock which can result in a spark or fire starting. To avoid this from happening, check on your electrical panels regularly and make sure no wires are corroded. 

Dust

If your office is not regularly being cleaned, dust is accumulating. When dust builds up on wood, metal, and plastic it can become a fire hazard. Items that heat up such as computers, microwaves, and wires should always be kept dust-free.

Combustible Materials

Offices often have many papers, boxes, furnishing, and packaging lying around. All of these items can cause a fire to spread quicker than normal. Although many items are important to the daily functions of the office, try to keep it as tidy and minimal as possible. Fireproof furniture and desks should also be considered for the purposes of limiting what gets damaged and how fast the fire spreads.

Computers

Most offices have one computer per employee. Depending on how many employees you have, those can all be fire hazards. Employees should ensure they are not letting their computers overheat, or leaving laptops on materials that can catch fire if the laptop heats up too much. All employees should shut down their computers daily, and especially on the weekend.

After learning of all the fire hazards present in offices, it is important to have a plan. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview offers an Emergency Ready Profile which allows for us to start mitigation sooner to get you back into your building quicker. Call us today to get one up!

Advanced Technology and Techniques: Water Damage

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

What sets SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview apart is our advanced technology and techniques that allow us to be pioneers in the restoration industry. The technology and best practices we use allows SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview to get your home or business back to its preloss condition in no time!

When we first get to a job we need to measure the water damage using infrared cameras and moisture detection and measurement devices. The infrared camera allows us to see what the naked eye cannot see. 

Our powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the water from your home or business. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview uses both Truck-mounted and portable extraction units to perform efficient water removal.

Our drying equipment includes Industrial-grade dehumidifiers that help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture and High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

Our professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

If you are experiencing water damage in your home or business call us today!

Recover & Reopen Your Business After a Disaster | SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

insurance policies binders and pen sitting on black table in large conference room SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is your go-to in case a disaster occurs. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Building up your own business is an extremely rewarding thing, but when it comes to the possibility of a natural disaster, the future is never certain. Many businesses are permanently derailed by disasters annually due to the difficult task of recovery—but thankfully, risks can be significantly mitigated by planning in advance for how you will recover.

Safety is always the top concern when it comes to preparing your business for the worst, but once your safety plans are in place, you can begin thinking about the physical recovery process. Handling insurance, restoration, communications, and applying for disaster assistance can all work together to get your doors reopened faster so you can get back to business.

Get Your Doors Reopened Faster After a Disaster Strikes Your Business

Check in with your insurance and restoration providers. There are many things that might be covered on your commercial policy, but because each one differs, it is best to check with your provider to know for sure. Once you do this, it is time for the restoration to begin—contact your commercial restoration provider quickly so they can begin formulating a response for you.

Make customers aware of the recovery plan. It is smart to get in touch with your customers right away after a disaster so they are aware of what to expect. Social media can provide a simple way to reach people quickly, and can give you the chance to promote any ways that customers can support you during the closure, such as buying gift cards or pre-purchasing items online to help your revenue during a difficult time.

See what disaster assistance you qualify for. After an official disaster event is declared, there will be many resources available to business owners such as disaster recovery loans from the Small Business Administration. These loans tend to be easy to qualify for, carry low-interest rates, and can be used for many different expenses that a business owner may incur throughout the recovery process.

If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.

Why a Restoration-Focused Approach Matters | SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Experiencing an event that causes damage to your home, such as a fire or severe storm, can be a quite frightening thing to endure. The emotional trauma associated with these events is serious and can impact your family severely and for a long period of time. While working to recover while dealing with these emotional impacts is not an easy process, but it will be extremely helpful to your healing.

Recovering quickly and being able to reclaim your home can go a long way toward the healing process, and choosing the right restoration company can help you do so. When you work with us, you can not only be certain we will respond quickly, but you can also be sure that we will restore everything we are able to and only suggest replacement as a last resort.

Why We Focus on Restoration Instead of Replacement of Items

We can help you save money on your insurance. Because of homeowners policies, many types of household damage will be covered if you file a claim—but these claims can be expensive. Because we focus on restoring clients’ items instead of replacing them, we can often reduce the cost of your claim with insurance and keep your premium lower.

We can protect your sentimental items. Safety is obviously the most important thing to prioritize after a traumatic event, but there is also value in the things inside your home that can’t be monetized. Objects such as family photos and heirlooms could never be replaced, which is why we equip ourselves with the most advanced restoration technology possible to salvage these items whenever we can.

We make sure your home feels like home again. Having to be away from your home due to damage is disheartening, but when you return home, there is nothing better. Because we will keep all your belongings in the home when possible, you can immediately feel like your house is your home again upon your return.

If you have damages and are feeling overwhelmed, we are here to help. You can call us as soon as you need to in order to begin the restoration process. Contact us today to learn more.

COVID-19 Proofing your Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview Business

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Not every business gets the luxury of working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, especially if your business thrives on customers. Routine cleaning of your business is essential to limiting guests, and employees to exposure. Follow these tips to sanitize your space!

Start by educating workers, and developing policies for worker protection. This can include enforcing masks, and having a policy if workers start to feel ill. When cleaning your establishment, wear disposable gloves and start with plain soap and water and then use a disinfectant. Soap and water will reduce the number of germs and following with disinfectant will kill germs. Make sure to focus on high-touch surfaces. These include but are not limited to: 

  • Tables
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches 
  • Countertops
  • Handles
  • Desks
  • Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Toilets
  • Faucets
  • Sinks

If an employee or customer has tested positive for COVID-19 it is best to let the professionals take care of the sanitizing. SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview offers a defensive pathogen cleaning program, that goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. We will tailor the program based on the need of your facility and use an EPA- Approved Hospital-Grade solution to decontaminate. Once completed you can be sure your business is Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned. You will get a Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned shield to place in your front window to let employees and customers know your business is committed to keeping everyone safe and comfortable.

If you are interested in our commercial cleaning services or want to learn more about our CDC complement Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned program, contact us!