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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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How Professionals Extract Water from Your New Orleans Home

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Professionals Extract Water from Your New Orleans Home Flooding in New Orleans is a common occurrence. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage.

Flood Extraction Technicians in New Orleans Talk About Tools Used During The Restoration Process

After a storm hits the New Orleans area, it is possible that your home becomes negatively affected by moisture. If water gets into your building after a thunderstorm, it is wise to call in a professional flood extraction company like SERVPRO. Substantial amounts of rain can make rainwater find its way into your house through any small existing cracks or holes. Heavy winds can cause other damage such as broken exterior walls or windows that can create places for rainwater to enter. If flood extraction does not take place within 48 hours, it is possible that mold can develop.

If you ever notice even slight damage after a storm, SERVPRO provides  24/7  fast service. We are ready at all times of the day to arrive and begin flood extraction at your New Orleans residence. Our highly trained teams are located in the area and can respond quickly to help you mitigate your storm-related issues. As soon as we respond to your emergency call, we start assessing your problems so that we can devise a plan of attack. We figure what types of equipment we can use to reduce moisture levels as quickly as possible.

Our SERVPRO technicians have access to various types of advanced technology and equipment. From the initial estimate to the final cleaning process we use the industry's most advanced tools and technology. When first devising our initial project scope we use specialized moisture sensors and meters to find all of the places the water affected. During the extraction process, we use different types of extractors and various tools depending on the severity of each situation. When we dry out structural components inside your home, we use the most up-to-date air moving and dehumidification technology.

Our technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in using all of the needed equipment during the different types of scenarios. If you ever suffer from damage after a storm or flood takes place, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  

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If The Levee Breaks You Need The Team At SERVPRO To Help Save Your New Orleans Department Store!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If The Levee Breaks You Need The Team At SERVPRO To Help Save Your New Orleans Department Store! These levee breaks can quickly affect miles of properties, including your department store near the French Quarter.

Levee Breaks Can Flood Your New Orleans Department Store

One of the most severe situations that New Orleans residents can face is the sheer force of hurricanes and their destructive nature on the structures and communities throughout our service area. As our residents saw with Hurricane Katrina, these same destructive forces can cause devastation to multiple properties simultaneously when the force and power of the storm break through levees. These levee breaks can quickly affect miles of properties, including your department store near the French Quarter.

With levee breaks, so many properties get affected all at once by storm and flood damages in New Orleans. Your department store has a substantial investment at risk by the rising and rushing waters, and you need a crew that can arrive quickly to help you protect this investment. Our SERVPRO Contents Department has the experience to remove at-risk items from flooded or flooding properties to protect them until it is safe to return them after restoration completes.

Often with substantial catastrophes like what our area saw with Katrina and the breaking of levees, there is no stopping the water flooding the area from infiltrating your business and affecting construction materials and the remaining contents. Most often, business owners must wait until the water settles enough for extraction and drying efforts to be effective. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly at this time with truck-mounted extraction pumps, offering a powerful 300 psi removal.

Our franchise offers comprehensive restoration services in the event of flooding throughout our area. With so much of the city and its surrounding communities well below sea level, many properties ultimately get affected by levee breaks. Our licensed contracting division can help with demolition of unsalvageable construction and efficient rebuilding services to return your building to its former condition.

While you cannot always expect levees to break and flood the city, knowing what to do and whom to call in such a disaster is critical to protecting your investment you have made in your store. Give our SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview rapid response team a call anytime disaster strikes at (504) 468-3046.

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Could You be Making a Mistake in New Orleans When Drying Out Your Hardwood Flooring After a Flood?

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Could You be Making a Mistake in New Orleans When Drying Out Your Hardwood Flooring After a Flood? When flooding affects your hardwood flooring, knowing the right way to dry it can be the difference between success and replacement. Call SERVPRO.

How Flood Damage Affects Different Wood Floors in Homes Throughout New Orleans

Many of the homes in and around New Orleans contain beautiful hardwood floors. Some of these floors are original and can be several decades old. When homeowners have cared for them and maintained them well, they can significantly add to a home's value.
 
All of a homeowner's efforts to maintain a home's floors can wash down the drain when flood damage in New Orleans happens to a home. Because flooding may have occurred in the past, homeowners may have replaced their home's original hardwood flooring with other types of similar-looking flooring. These may cost less initially, but during a flood, the cost-effectiveness of these replacement floors diminishes rapidly.
 
Authentic hardwood floors may seem damaged at first, immediately after a flood. However, the cupping and crowning of correctly installed hardwood floors are often temporary or easily repaired situations compared to the damage wood laminate or engineered wood flooring exhibits after flooding.
 
Laminate flooring can show signs of damage from small spills, rain dripping from a leak in the roof, or a mop that held too much water. Real hardwood floors often recover with proper drying techniques. These floors are made of small bits of wood held together by glue with an imprinted image on them, which is then covered with a protective seal, which only protects the top of the piece, and not the bottom or sides. Water that comes into contact with the unprotected surfaces causes the piece to swell and expand. The protective seal can begin bubbling and peeling. The underside often disintegrates into mush. SERVPRO technicians shovel these off the surface to prepare it for new installation.
 
Engineered flooring can fare better than laminate flooring but still become damaged from flooding. Spills and other mishaps do not cause comparable damage to laminate flooring. Engineered flooring sustains damage because of the interlocking design that holds the boards together. Many times these floors merely float on the sub-floor without any fasteners except at the outside edges, which allows swelling from water to pop boards out from buckling. More commonly, though, these floors end up cracked and splintered from flood damage.
 
SERVPRO can help you recover your home's hardwood floors after suffering through your home's bout with flood damage. Slight sanding can eliminate any crowning that remains after drying brings the moisture levels down to reasonable amounts. Cupping often diminishes adequately enough when moisture content reverts to normal. Slow and steady drying of the floors with our Injectidry system means this occurs evenly.
 
SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview helps families in Elmwood, Jefferson, and River Ridge restore their homes after flood damage. Call us at (504) 468-3046, so we can begin mitigation work now.

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SERVPRO, Yes for Rapid Water Removal after a Water Loss in New Orleans

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO, Yes for Rapid Water Removal after a Water Loss in New Orleans Water Removal and Just as Important--Drying of Building Materials--Is SERVPRO's Method for Service to New Orleans Property Owners

In New Orleans, How to Choose the Right Provider for Water Extraction and Drying

Standing water can be exceptionally damaging to your home. Any wooden components in the structure of your home start to swell when introduced to water which can cause warping and lead to expensive, unnecessary replacement. There are also likely to be staining or soiling on your walls and skirtings left behind after the visible pooling is gone and any residual moisture can cause mold. As experienced practitioners in the industry, here are a few things you should ask for from your restoration provider.

Properties that require water removal in New Orleans are relatively common. Flash Floods are part of life for the communities in this part of the US, so it is only natural that there are a lot of service providers out there. Although it can be tempting to opt for the first one you find, spending a little time doing your research can pay dividends in the long run by ensuring you avoid secondary damages.

The first thing to look for is technicians that are qualified. Experience is valuable in any walk of life, but so too is training and expertise. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an excellent place to start when checking if your provider has the necessary expertise. SERVPRO trains technicians in facilities all over the US and many of our technicians hold IICRC certificates in applied structural drying (ASD) and other vital areas of expertise.

Another important consideration for any homeowner looking to bring services into their home is resources. A company using outdated equipment and methods is incapable of completing a water removal service correctly. That is because water can easily escape the eye and reside in crawlspaces, wall cavities, subfloor or behind fittings. SERVPRO uses advanced drying mats and state-of-the-art injectidry systems. One of the reasons we can provide this type of equipment is that each franchise has access to national resources ensuring a better, advanced service.

When you invite restoration technicians into your home, you need to know they are qualified and armed with the right equipment. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is here to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us at (504) 468-3046

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Did You Know That a Mold Infestation in New Orleans can Spread Within Hours?

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That a Mold Infestation in New Orleans can Spread Within Hours? When you see or smell the tell-tale signs of mold in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation options.

Why SERVPRO Offers A Viable Mold Damage Solution For Your New Orleans Home

The journey from benign mold spores to damaging mold colonies can be a short one in New Orleans. When mold growth challenges homeowners in our community finding a reputable and reliable mold remediation company is crucial. Scare tactics or overblown promises are not helpful when microbial growth accelerates. Our professional approach and practical advice for mold remediation aftercare explain why to rely on our expertise.

Warm and humid climate makes mold damage in New Orleans a constant worry for homeowners. Mold spores are always ariborne and settled on surfaces. When moisture adds to the mix, the spores absorb even tiny amounts of water and begin their reproductive cycle. Flooding or water damage unresolved for more than 24 to 48 hours offer spores the fuel and the time to explode into full-blown colonies. Trained and certified mold remediators can halt the mold invasion through moisture control and manage mold damage with proven strategies.

If you wonder why SERVPRO is a leader in mold remediation look no further than the IICRC training and certification we require of our employees. Our mold remediation technicians use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to complete mold abatement projects safely and efficiently. We use physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers to contain the moldy spaces and vent the inevitable debris during removal. Mechanical scraping of moldy materials is effective, particularly when the mold grows on a flat, non-porous surface.

Even when the mold hyphae infiltrate porous materials, SERVPRO makes good use of modern technology to remove deeply embedded mold damage. Soda blasting uses sodium bicarbonate in a solution to abrade mold particles off surfaces gently yet effectively. These techniques help homeowners recover from mold infestations feared severe enough to require removal and replacement of building materials or disposal of belongings.

A solid reason why SERVPRO offers remarkable results is our treatment of the affected areas after mechanical removal with EPA registered antimicrobial agents. The combination of physical clearing of mold residues with the action of effective fungicides results in dependable mold remediation.

Mold remediation is incomplete until the moisture source is identified and eliminated. No reputable restoration company promises to rid a home entirely of mold as it is impossible to escape the constant quantity of mold spores. This is why SERVPRO is a trustworthy partner, bringing spore levels down to normal measurements and suggesting ways to limit the moisture that feeds a mold overgrowth.

Why choose SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for your mold remediation needs? Our technicians, products, and research-proven methods make the difference. Call us at (504) 468-3046 to start the process to remediate the mold in your home.

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If Water Damage Plagues Your New Orleans Restaurant You Need The Team At SERVPRO

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If Water Damage Plagues Your New Orleans Restaurant You Need The Team At SERVPRO Attempting to remove water from your New Orleans restaurant yourself is not a wise choice.

Hire A Professional To Deal With Water Removal In Your New Orleans Restaurant Properly

Attempting to remove water from your New Orleans restaurant yourself is not a wise choice. Without the proper tools and resources, you could easily make things worse, without even knowing it. Massive intrusions affect the structural integrity of your building and allow harmful bacteria, chemicals, and additional toxic materials to swarm throughout your property.

Using anything other than professional water removal services leaves water standing in your New Orleans Restaurant for several hours or even days. After such a long time, it is impossible for you to know what the water floating around your building contains. Which can lead to exposure to a variety of airborne pathogens that you and your customers would be better off avoiding. There is no need to put yourself or your patrons at risk, seek the aid of an experienced water removal professional, today.

SERVPRO offers quality water removal services and performs time-sensitive tasks that help limit any losses you might experience. We can help prevent swelling, cracking, and surface damage throughout your dining area and give each item the attention it deserves to recover correctly. Our teams work swiftly, removing water before permanent damage occurs, this includes water affecting your electrical, plumbing, and ventilation systems. We come prepared to address any situation developing on your property in a timely, efficient manner.

You may think that putting shop vacs, towels, and bleach into your maintenance workers hands is sufficient. However, SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians treat every surface with EPA-registered disinfectants and have access to a variety of detection, extraction, and drying equipment to remove water from your restaurant completely. Within hours, instead of days or days, instead of weeks. Remember, never waste your time and energy to obtain less than satisfactory results. Get the doors of your restaurant open again quickly, by contacting a seasoned professional, today.

All it takes is a single call to SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview to obtain the water removal, cleanup, and restoration services your company deserves. Professional services are available throughout the River Ridge, Jefferson, and Elmwood areas at a moments notice. Call us today (504) 468-3046.

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