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Storm Damage in New Orleans

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

New Orleans, Louisiana is a city that is affected by many storms; some directly and at times by feeder bands. For storm damage cleanup, SERVPRO has been the number one name in water damage restoration for over a decade. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview has been assisting with storm damage cleanup since the 1990's and strives to be the local business our patrons can call upon when a storm affects our area. 

During a storm, our area often experiences excessive rain and wind that cause damage to both residential and commercial structures. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is trained to handle storm damage cleanup in the New Orleans area. Our business has enough equipment to handle any size water damage that may occur from flooding or wind damage.  

If your business or residence experiences damage from a storm, please call SERVPRO of N Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for a five star experience during your flood loss cleanup!

Affects of Flood Water in your Home

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

When a hurricane or tropical storm rolls upon our shores, we often times experience flooding in the New Orleans area. The storm damage is often accompanied with contaminated water from the flood and proper water damage restoration protocols should be followed. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview understands the proper protocols and expectations of both our customers and insurance companies. Water damage cleanup starts with a phone call to SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview!

Flood water damage has many contaminates that are harmful to our homes or businesses. Chemicals, sewage, etc are moved by the flood water and deposited into your structure which causes the need for many materials to require removal. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview will have qualified and experienced personnel remove all necessary baseboards, drywall, cabinets/vanities, etc due to their ability to absorb the contaminates. These materials are called porous and need to be removed based on IICRC standards. 

Flood water damage is a major concern for our New Orleans area and we at SERVPRO take this issue seriously. If you experience a flood water damage and need water cleanup services, please call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for a five star experience! 

Water Damage in Lakeview

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

One of our customers recently experienced a commercial water damage and needed water cleanup services at their business in Lakeview, Louisiana. A pipe burst in the wall of their facility overnight causing water to pour into their building throughout the evening hours. Once they placed a call for water damage cleanup, our trained team of professionals dispatched to their location and began water extraction within 1 hour!

Following a walk through with the owner, we understood his concerns and cautions, which allowed for SERVPRO to coordinate a plan for the commercial water remediation project. The water damage restoration took 4 days to complete including the necessary demo. Walls containing wet insulation were cut at 2 ft in order to remove the wet insulation and properly dry the wooden studs. Once drying was complete from the water damage, our team cleaned the job site and left the customer ready for reconstruction services. 

SERVPRO's reconstruction team followed up with a comprehensive plan to rebuild the affected structure. Drywall, paint, cabinets and baseboards were completed within 1 week and the customer was able to keep his tenants operational throughout the water damage restoration and water damage reconstruction project. 

Call SERVPRO for the same five star experience when you experience a water damage setback!

Lost After Your Fire Damage?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

Have you experienced a residential fire damage and feel confused about navigating the process of getting your damaged home back to normal? SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview can help remediate and rebuild your fire damaged home. SERVPRO has fire damage professionals ready to get started at your residential fire damage to ensure you have a great experience during this troubling time. 

Our fire damage professionals will visit your home and provide and assessment for work that needs to be performed. After the fire damage assessment, our team will work with your insurance adjuster to ensure SERVPRO's work will be in line with what your insurance expects to be completed. Once the approval is given, the SERVPRO team will begin the process of getting your home back to normal. Our cleaners will remove soot damage, demo any necessary fire damaged materials and prep the house for reconstruction.

Our fire reconstruction specialist will meet with you while the fire damage mitigation team is fast at work. We strive to understand all of your concerns during this project. Our team will listen to your concerns, help you choose colors and flooring, and get ready to make your home livable again. 

When your home experiences fire damage, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for comprehensive full-service fire damage restoration and reconstruction. 

Fire Restoration in Kenner Louisiana

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview specializes in fire damage restoration in the New Orleans area. During a recent fire restoration project in Kenner, Louisiana SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview we discovered the home was positive for asbestos. SERVPRO has trained professionals who are certified to take asbestos samples for testing at a local laboratory. Many companies will demo a house following a fire damage without taking precautions for asbestos. Once the fire damaged drywall is demolished and the asbestos containing materials are disrupted, the home is now a much larger hazard to the owners and employees working in the home. 

When asbestos is found in a fire damage, an asbestos abatement is necessary to properly dispose of the material in preparation for the home to be livable. SERVPRO's team will ensure proper abatement is performed and cleaning of your home. 

If your home is build before 1979 and has a fire damage, ensure your mitigation professionals perform an asbestos check before removing any materials from your home. SERVPRO is the local company to be trusted for full service fire damage restoration needs. 

Commercial Water Loss

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was called to a commercial water loss in Louisiana that occurred due to flood water. The water loss required water cleanup, clay/debris removal and drying of the commercial structure. Our commercial water damage large loss team dispatched to the location and began extracting water from the building. After assessing the needs and concerns of the customer, we provided a plan to meet their needs.

Flood damage water loss claims at commercial facilities can create issues for businesses and employees. Once the office space was stabilized we worked with the customer to remove all necessary items to keep employees and business operational. 

When SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is contracted to perform commercial water damage restoration services, our number one goal is to keep your business operational and to limit disruptions to your services. During this flood water cleanup project, we were able to keep our customer running and servicing his customers. 

SERVPRO is the number one name is commercial water damage restoration, give our locally owned business a call when you need assistance with commercial water damages in the New Orleans area. 

Clueless After A Commercial Loss?

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Flames If you are in need of fire assistance call SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview 504-468-3046

Don't Know What To Do After A Commercial Fire Loss? It's Okay We've Got You Covered!

In your lifetime, you must have heard about, seen, or experienced a fire tragedy. Fire is usually accidental, apart from a few instances of arson, but once it hits a building, the outcome is enormous grief. When a fire hits a business premise, among the first persons you see are local firefighters. A firefighter responds quickly to the scene and he/she arrives with colleagues in a fire truck that contains the necessary equipment such as a fire hose to carry out the fire suppression.

Commercial fire damage can pull your business steps behind, and in order to avoid that, you need to call fire restoration experts as soon as possible. Commercial fire damage mostly results from electrical fires and with it; comes soot damage and smoke damage. The firefighters in their fire suppression efforts also cause water damage. The water comes from the fire hose, a long flexible tube that is part of the fire truck. The fire hose utilizes high pressure pumping to put out the fire.

As a result, the ordinary tools commonly used for janitorial services cannot handle a commercial fire damage. You need to call a fire restoration company to mitigate the fire damage. A professional fire restoration company has qualified and experienced personnel with the right equipment to handle any commercial fire damage incidence. These experts should be called not long after a fire suppression has been carried out to avoid further damage to your business premises.

Fire damage resulting from electrical fire can be very hectic to deal with especially if it is a utility room fire. Therefore, it is imperative for the fire restoration process to be handled appropriately. The firefighters are also adequately trained to carry out fire suppression processes in any setting regardless of whether it is a utility room fire or an electrical fire. The firefighters use fire trucks fitted with the appropriate equipment to put out any fire in a commercial property.

Apart from fire damage, the restoration company you call also has the capacity to trace the hidden damages such as smoke damage and soot damage. Failure to handle smoke and soot damage can shift the damages from primary to secondary. Once the smoke damages have reached a secondary level, they may result to the closure of your business.

The fire restoration experts advice those who own commercial properties to install a fire sprinkler system in their buildings. The fire sprinkler system can be quite effective especially if it’s a utility room fire. Just like a fire hose, the fire sprinkler system releases water under pressure to put off the fire within a room in the building. Therefore, the fire sprinkler system could save you from huge losses especially when a utility room fire strikes because most of the things stored in a utility room are of value to your business.

Fire damage incidences are caused by a number of factors, the most common being electrical fires. Regardless of the cause, the restoration company experts follow the same process to rid your premises of fire, soot, and smoke damage. This process entails six steps, and they are as follows.
• Emergency Contact: The first step involves you calling the professional experts to remedy the damages.
• Assessing the damages: The skilled experts inspect your commercial property to determine the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage
• Boarding up and roof tarp service: When fire strikes your commercial property, the roof, walls, and windows are damaged. The professionals put in tarpaulin to prevent more damage.
• Removing and drying the water: In their fire suppression efforts, firefighters leave water from the fire truck that could cause further damage if not removed.
• Removal of smoke and soot: Fire tragedies leave behind soot and smoke damage and it is vital to remove the smoke and soot from all the surfaces.

Does Your House Need A Breathing

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Air Ducts Home lungs need care too!

Keeping your house properly maintained ensures you will have a place you love to call home for years.

Owning a home is a wonderful experience that comes with huge responsibilities. The list of what needs to be checked is a lengthy one that can honestly seem overwhelming at times – so let us handle a few of them for you! 

One area that many homeowners neglect is properly maintaining the air ducts. If you think about what the air ducts do for your home, it is very similar to what lungs do for your body. With that in mind, the industry standard for residential properties is to have the air ducts cleaned every two - five years. This process improves indoor air quality by moving debris within the duct work. It will increase the lifespan of your AC system and make it more efficient.

You may be thinking, “What could they possibly find in these units?” Well I am glad you asked!

We have removed things as crazy as a toy car, to the more serious discoveries of mold that people never knew existed. Fortunately, not only do we remove debris, we also treat it with an antimicrobial agent to eliminate mold and bacteria. This is a preventive measure that absolutely helps keep your system free of nasty airborne agents.

Do the smart thing and let us keep your house lungs clean. We will ensure your duct work, air handler and system are free of old toy cars and mold. We are equipped to handle any size unit whether you have a residential home that needs care or a building as large as a hospital. If we do find damaged duct-work or maybe the air duct was never connected, we can complete minor repairs such as reattaching them to the vent.

Call SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview 504-468-3046 today and let us help you breathe easier!

Trust SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan & Lakview When Tenants Leave One of Your Apartments In Poor Condition

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Turn your vacancies into filled rooms faster with our cleaning services!

Time can go by in the blink of an eye, particularly when it comes to preparing a recently rented space for the next tenant.

Apartment building managers, your days of desperate calls and getting on your own hands and knees to scrub the crevices of vacated apartments are over. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview is ready for your next moment of need.

SERVPRO is well known for our large-scale services, including repair and restoration of property damaged by fire, water, mold, and natural disasters. We're also New Orleans’  top choice in professional cleaning for office spaces and commercial facilities. However, we're about more than large-scale services. Our services are just as useful for the single bedroom apartment as they are for the big box warehouse.

No matter the state the former tenant has left the apartment, we've got the supplies and services needed to get the job done. For carpet and upholstery, SERVPRO® N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview can remove unwanted dirt and dust that hide far below the surface using state-of-the-art equipment. When it comes to making an apartment like new, deodorization is key. We have the experience and knowledge to identify the source of unwanted odors and use the proper, fast-acting products that will eliminate them fast! We also get to those hard-to-reach places, like air ducts with dirt buildup. We can clean and restore your air ducts and HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality and ensure that heating and cooling systems function properly.

As a locally owned and operated business, we have the customer service and experience needed to make an apartment space like new. We also have the equipment, network, and training to do the job faster than any other cleaning service in NeW Orleans and surrounding areas. At SERVPRO® N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview, we are faster to any disaster.

SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview  offers the fast service and experience you need to get the job done. 

SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview Works Quickly to Remove Water and Prevent Further Damage

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded laundry room with a rubber duck floating in the water. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview makes removing standing water first priority when beginning the water damage restoration process.

SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan& Lakeview Suggests to Contact Us Immediately Upon Discovering a Water Leak for Fast Mitigation

Sometimes water emergencies are splashy affairs, with dramatic breaks in water mains or flooding from appliances in your  home. More frequently seemingly minor leaks or loose connections in plumbing slowly create severe water damage scenarios. The skilled water damage technicians on our crews know how to mitigate the loss no matter what the cause.

When plumbing fails in a residence, the resulting water damage can be a build up of days, weeks, or years of obscured drips or seepage. The compromised pipes and fixtures and the resultant damage may remain hidden for a time, but eventually, the harm done makes itself known. Drywall crumbles, flooring warps or buckles, and microbial growth can become evident. Our highly-qualified water damage restoration experts employ effective strategies mastered in IICRC courses to reverse and resolve the problems.
Assessment of the damage is the first task undertaken. Water can take unexpected paths, and SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview crews investigate the evidence observable thoroughly so that we address all the aspects of the incursions. If necessary, we remove sections of drywall or pull off the kick plates beneath cabinets to expose the damage. Our employees employ moisture meters and infrared scanning devices to scope out the area, including locating hidden caches of water that collected between walls, under floors, and above ceilings.
We operate powerful wet vacuums to extract the water puddled or soaked into porous furnishings like carpeting or upholstery. Then we use the moisture baselines measure by electronic meters to determine drying goals aimed at reducing moisture to normal levels in structural components and fixtures. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview crew members position air movers and dehumidifiers to achieve the drying goals, adding heat to create the balance needed to move moisture out of saturated items.
Throughout the water damage mitigation process SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview technicians are on the lookout for secondary issues such as microbial growth. Water intrusions that exist more than 24 to 48 hours provide mold spores the fuel needed to grow and multiply into full-blown colonies, often hidden with the slow leaks.
Of course, we also arrange for repair or replacement of the plumbing fittings that were the source of the water damage. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview recommends inspection of pipes on a regular basis to ensure no further water damage in your home.
SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview offers full-service water damage mitigation, including water removal and structural drying. Call us at: (504)-468-3046