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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 

Trust the Professionals of SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

fire flames and SERVPRO house logo Trust the professionals of SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan,& Lakeview to restore your home!

SERVPRO of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview Can Help Make the Fire Damage Restoration Process Easier on You

Fires are not entirely uncommon to Kenner homes, but each one presents a unique look at the same kinds of effects for professional restorers. Finding a way to overcome the specific issues that make comfortable living a challenge in your home is a hurdle for any restorer to overcome, and much of that comes with going the extra mile for the customers and clients. One way of doing this is keeping an open dialogue with the homeowner to ensure that needs and milestones are getting met throughout the restoration process.

While you might not ever get prepared for fire damages to your Kenner residence, SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview is always here to help you through every piece of restoring the house back to preloss conditions. As was mentioned above, our team works hard to keep an open dialogue with every customer and client we serve to ensure that things are getting done to their specific specs and expectations, addressing the most pressing and property damaging elements before other restoration tasks occur.

Another step forward towards making your life a little more comfortable through this challenging time is our ability to work directly with insurance adjusters for your home to coordinate the work needing to get completed with the claim getting filed. Ultimately, our goal is to make this process as streamlined as possible for you, as this time in your life is trying enough as it is. It is also beneficial to have experts in the restoration field negotiate this battle for you in getting your claim pushed through because we have a credible reputation as a leading company in this niche of business.

While fire damages might occur in different ways from house to house in the area, fighting their effects and getting the fire damage restoration process does not have to be a drawn out and involved ordeal. Trust the experienced technicians we have at SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview to help you clean up the mess and get your house back to the way it should be. We can be reached anytime at (504) 468-3046.

Tis' the Season to Protect Your Business

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and SERVPRO house logo. All of us at SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview wish you and yours a safe holiday season!

Avoid Holiday Tragedy in Your N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview Business

Tis’ the season for festive decorations, colorful lights, and corporate christmas parties. However it is also a time full of tragedy as well. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics indicate that 30% of all fires occur during the months of December, January, and February caused by holiday decorations, lights, and Christmas trees. Fire damage is probably the last thing on your companies mind, but you may want to move it up on your list of priorities; preparation is the key!

  • Water Christmas tree regularly
  • Pay attention to Christmas lights and decorations
  • Use candle alternatives
  • Clean Chimney often
  • Use UL-approved lights and cords.

The first 48 hours after a fire often makes the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and belongings. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview provides a timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal, to content claims inventory and document restoration. Here is a timeline to help ease your mind of what should be done before and after SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview arrives:

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeviewprofessional will contact you to arrange for service.
  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeviewtechnician will be onsite to start mitigation services.
  3. Detailed Explanation: A trained SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview employee will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.
  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview employee will begin pretesting for restoration, working from the source of the damage outward.
  5. Eight Hours: Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.
  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property. We then use advance restoration techniques to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

SERVPRO® of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview responds quickly, offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return to your business  as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage on your own, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (504)-496-0193 .

We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Content Restoration

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Trust the professionals at SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, and Lakeview  take the very BEST care of your personal belongings.

Disaster occurring in your home is any homeowner’s biggest nightmare. SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, and Lakeview content restoration from furniture to antiques to artwork and appliances, we'll treat your treasures with the care they deserve. While some items can be cleaned on-site, in many cases we'll need to inventory, pack out and transport the contents of your property to our state-of-the-art facility to ensure the best care possible. We photo document as well as log all of your contents per each individual box. We arrive on-site and inventory all of your personal belongings.We carefully pack all salvable items to transport to our secure warehouse and cleaning facility. Unsalvageable contents are inventoried and discarded. We have trained professionals to help you establish replacement values versus restoration costs. We are also available for pricing of non-salvable inventory items.

For your content remediation call SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, and Lakeview at (504)- 496-0193

A fast response helps prevent potential problems in the future

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on the bottom of the image. City in the back with a storm cloud. Trust the best with any of your storm and water needs!

For Water Removal, Rely on SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview

Flooding can happen to anyone, but when it happens to you, you need to act fast. If possible, stop the flow of water and then make the call to professional services. If it's not feasible to shut off because the water is from an external source, it's vital to call for professional assistance immediately. Professionals know how to handle flood emergencies and the best methods of water removal. In situations of emergency such as this, it helps not to be emotionally attached to items, as this can cause problems with judgment, leading to mismanagement of the situation.

When your home is waterlogged, the professional water removal experts of SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview can handle the situation quickly and get things back to "Like it never even happened." A fast response helps prevent potential problems in the future. SERVPRO Professionals are trained in all areas of natural disaster clean up, and water removal is one of these areas of expertise. Trying to battle flood damage yourself can not only cause you untold amounts of frustration and grief but also put your health and your home's structural integrity at risk. We will help you by packing up items, also, ensuring they do not suffer additional damage. These can be stored at a higher level in your home, or taken to our facility for safe keeping and any necessary cleaning.

Having the right equipment for every phase of the job is important, and so is knowing how and when to use such equipment. Reading the instruments that can detect moisture on the interior sides and also within the many different materials inside of your home is paramount to the entire drying process' outcome. If drying takes too long, more work may be required to restore your home to its preloss condition. We want to reduce the amount of damage your family suffers and realize a large portion of our efforts are also preventative - we aren't done when the pump truck is shut off.

Water removal includes drying your home and its furnishings to a pre-damage state. Our technicians are trained in the drying techniques' equipment and also in the use of the moisture detection meters. Your home won't just look dry; it will be dry, thoroughly. Your interior walls, furniture, flooring, and your personal belongings will all receive the expertise required to return them to like new condition. Water can damage your home even in minute amounts, and removing all traces of it ensures that pathogens are also removed, that mold will be mitigated from growing, and that your home will not suffer secondary water damage in the future.

If you have flooding or just spillage needing cleanup in your home, it's important you have experienced professionals get things right again with water removal being the first step. Call SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview at (504)- 496-0193 and we will arrive as soon as possible. Every minute counts, and we can help you with every step of the process.

The True Water Threat to Commercial Business

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Professionally Proven Methods to Mitigate the Effects of Unwanted Water in Your Place of Business

Businesses in N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview tend to worry about Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River coming over the banks, but the truth is that commercial buildings need to worry more about malfunctioning sprinkler systems and broken toilets than the next big storm.
 
Most N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview water damage is caused not by floods, but by the leak that everyone thinks is just an irritation that needs mopping up once or twice a day. SERVPRO Restoration knows that what looks like a small leak also runs behind walls, and not just across a bathroom floor. Once the results become public, it takes much more than a mop and bucket to fix the problem.
 
In large, older commercial buildings like warehouses, pipes still twist and break with changes in the weather or when a storm causes other problems. That is why we recommend a thorough inspection after a significant water intrusion or flood, even if there was no noticeable damage at the time. Water soaked wood in wall framing swells or gives way, shifting pipes and connections. When this happens, even a small leak can cause much damage. Fortunately, SERVPRO technicians can find and quickly repair most small leaks and even replace connections when needed. If one of our inspectors finds a major leak or sees that a large problem is looming, they recommend to the business owner to call in a licensed plumber.
 
If the water has not soaked nearby building material for too long, our teams can fix that. Technicians carefully drill holes along the floor and then insert hoses connected to air movers. These machines generate warm, dry air, and our teams use them to force out the cooler, damp air behind the walls. With careful monitoring, team members can quickly dry wood paneling, drywall, and other building materials without causing additional damage. We always try to restore and not replace wet building elements.
 
An inspector uses a moisture content meter during the process to ensure the wall space is drying at an acceptable rate. Infrared cameras also indicate temperature variations which show possible moisture pockets on the monitor screen. Once completed, technicians spackle over the drill holes, and either paint over them or replace the floor trim as needed.
 
Keeping a large facility dry and free from water damage is not a quick task, but SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview is here to help keep each business safe for operations and open to customers. If you need our services, call  (504)-496-0193 today for an inspection and free estimate!

Warning Signs of Water Damage

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water pipe with water flowing out of it. Listen to SERVPRO and pay attention to your pipes!

Water Damage in N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview Homes and Apartments Means Higher Humidity Levels

When a broken pipe happens inside your home, water coming out in a steady stream floods the area rapidly. Lost water like this can evaporate fast enough to cause other problems inside your home or apartment in N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview. High amounts of water vapor can lead to a range of issues, from microbial infestations to loosened wall coverings.

We help property owners stabilize their home's humidity levels, which can prevent water damage in N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeviewfrom developing. We use thermal imaging equipment to locate water leaks, trapped water, and areas with higher-than-normal amounts of moisture content. Our drying equipment includes pumps of different sizes, air movers, desiccant machines, and dehumidifiers. Air scrubbers also play a role in making your home secure again, "Like it never even happened."

Water damage that occurs after water loss events can happen anywhere inside the house. Water does not stay confined to only the area where the pipe broke. This is why we use thermal imaging equipment in looking for damaged areas that might remain undetected otherwise. Peeling paint on ceilings is more evident than mold hidden inside wall spaces and under cabinet bottoms. However, both need mitigation and cleanup work to keep your home or apartment complex healthy.

When homeowners and property managers  call us immediately after an incident, we can extract the water and completely prevent water damage from spreading to other areas of the home or apartment complex . This process may seem highly intensive, but we must ensure that we extract the water as it spreads. Water travels to drier locations steadily, but extraction efforts can significantly slow this down.

Extracting water is only part of the work, and we set up the other machinery to ensure that water cannot settle in any location. Trapping it as either a liquid or as vapor in the air re-establishes dry conditions again. When a slow leak and not a broken pipe with sudden water loss caused the problem, we use similar methods. Either way, we restore dry conditions that protect your home from the effects of water damage.

SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview performs both preventative work against water damage and mitigation where current damage exists. Contact us for more information by calling (504) 496-0193. Our services line is always available, day or night, year-round!

Fire Strikes Fast, But So Do We!

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO house logo on the top right hand corner with fire flames on the background Fire damage guide to recovery. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview to handle your items and home.

Our SERVPRO of N. Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview team works directly with insurance providers and their adjusters to expedite the claims process to get restoration started promptly.

Among the most pressing of concerns following a fire in your Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview home are the dangers that you cannot see. From structural integrity loss to widespread effects from the fire itself, many homeowners are not fully aware of just how detrimental the situation can be for their health and wellness. Understanding these concerns can help you to appreciate your need for professional restoration services following such an incident in your residence.

Once first responders have extinguished the blaze, you have a mindset of getting the fire damage restored in your Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview home. Your insurance company is going to want to get their own assessment of the full scope of the damage, which is part of the service that our SERVPRO of N Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview team provides. Even with a confirmation that the fire is entirely out, a homeowner could encounter many potential hazards in photographing the damage or cataloging ruined contents.

One of the first potential pitfalls that a homeowner might encounter after fire damages is the weakening of structural components and construction materials throughout the residence. These could be ceiling materials, walls, flooring, supports, framework, and more. These weakened portions of material are unstable and can fall, collapse, or give way with little or even no pressure at all. Our SERVPRO technicians get uniquely trained to handle safety concerns like these through both our assessment and throughout the restoration process.

The air quality is another concern that should give a homeowner pause before rushing back into their home after a fire. There is any number of potential contaminants, smoke, and debris floating around in the environment that could adversely affect your health. Our professionals have personal protective equipment designed to improve their air quality until the appropriate measures are taken via air scrubbers to detoxify the atmosphere.

In your time of need trust SERVPRO of N Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview! Call us with any of your question @ 504-468-3046

Trust Our Crew To Restore Your Home

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview  Rapid Response Team Can Help You With Flood Damage In Your Property

Even though storm season is wrapping up, a nearby road overflow can cause significant issues in the ground levels of your property. Heavy rainfall results in sewer systems backing up and overflowing with contaminated Black Water. Due to the potentially harmful effects of Black Water, it is essential to hire a professional, qualified technician to help repair and restore your property safely. Indeed, many of your possessions can be salvaged by using professional cleaning equipment promptly.

Where the is Flood Damage in SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview  homes, the likelihood of contaminants being spread around the home is high. In the circumstances, it is not uncommon for our technicians to wear Hazmat suits to protect themselves from pathogens during the cleanup operation. We may also have to remove sections of drywall to clean in and behind walls, floors, and fittings. Left behind debris is not only odorous but have the potential to be harmful if not dealt with thoroughly.

For owners who find themselves in this position, it is only natural to immediately assume the worst, especially where personal possessions are concerned. Here at SERVPRO we always work with a restore over replace mentality. Unlike other providers, our services are geared toward salvaging as much as possible. We enable our technicians to achieve this by providing them with state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and technology.

We can assess items immediately on site to decide which possessions are salvageable and which need disposal. Generally speaking, porous materials absorb black water making them exceptionally difficult to clean; this could include your carpets or curtains. However, where they are valuable fabrics, we can send them to a specialized facility for mechanical cleaning using Esporta washing machines. These equipment are expensive because they are advanced. However, SERVPRO provides technicians with everything they need to restore items rather than replace them.

Floods are considerable emergencies which is why SERVPRO training involves a rapid-response unit as well as a 24-hour emergency call line. Our skilled specialists are local to the area and can reach you fast to help mitigate loss and reduce the risk of permanent damage.

In an emergency, contact SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview at (504) 496-0193 for immediate assistance.