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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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Our Water Cleanup Services In New Orleans Is Fast And Reliable

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Cleanup Services In New Orleans Is Fast And Reliable Water can cause mold growth and can damage your flooring, which is why we take those extra steps to check for hidden moisture.

Water Cleanup Services

Water leaking from a loose valve on your dishwasher left a mess in the kitchen. It is wise to call trained professionals to extract the water right away. Allowing water to stand in your home may lead to mold growth, which can cause health effects. Our team is highly efficient. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and can help reduce damages to your home.

SERVPRO water cleanup restoration services in New Orleans are reliable. Our techs can use portable extractors, pumps or vacuums to remove standing water. Once they extract the water, the crew checks the structure for any pockets of moisture. They can use probes and sensors to locate any moisture trapped under the flooring or behind the baseboards. Water can cause mold growth and can damage your flooring, which is why we take those extra steps to check for hidden moisture.

Once the team completes the migration phase, they can start to dry the affected areas. We can use industrial air movers or axial fans to dry the structure. Air movers and fans speed up evaporation and help reduce the level of moisture in the air. Also, our skilled technicians may employ heaters to expedite the drying phase. If necessary, our certified techs may use dehumidifiers to increase moisture evaporation.

When possible, our team can restore your kitchen to its preloss condition. Our techs can arrive at your residence within hours after you contact us ready to get to work. We set goals to extract water and dry the structure quickly, which can prevent mold growth and can reduce damages to your home. We are close by and can help in various types of water emergencies such as this one.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview offers water cleanup services and is here to help 24/7. It is the goal of the restoration team to restore your home and to reduce the amount of damages. If there is ever a water emergency in your home, please contact us as soon as possible at (504) 468-3046.

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Washing Machine Malfunctions Can Flood Your New Orleans Residence

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Washing Machine Malfunctions Can Flood Your New Orleans Residence As this appliance ages, however, it can begin to degrade and malfunction in unexpected ways.

Washing Machine Malfunctions Can Flood Your Home

Many homeowners throughout the New Orleans area are familiar with the possibility of disasters like flooding striking at any time throughout the year. With the potential for hurricanes and severe weather systems, residents remain on high alert for the conditions to get met to pose this level of threat to their residence. Unfortunately, this risk is not the only kind of flooding that can occur in your house.

The washing machine in your home got designed to make your life easier. As this appliance ages, however, it can begin to degrade and malfunction in unexpected ways. Even something as basic in the machine as a bushing around the drum or a damaged water level sensor can lead to the need for water removal services for your New Orleans house.

The critical thing to remember among a current disaster like this is to act quickly to secure the help you need to restore the damage. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond rapidly to the problem, which can help you to mitigate losses while the initial assessment of the damage occurs. Our technicians can also cut off the water supply to the appliance if you have not already done this by the time we arrive.

While we cannot fix the washing machine that allowed the mess to occur, we can work quickly to extract and dry the affected areas. Our thermal imagery can show our SERVPRO team present water pooling and dampness in spaces like wall cavities. These areas could get dried with specialized equipment like our injectidry system, but it might also require removal of portions of drywall or paneling to allow industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to resolve the issue.

In the event of substantial water emergencies, you need to have a plan in place to protect your home from the damages it can sustain. The longer that you wait to resolve the issue, the worse it often becomes. Don't hesitate to contact out to our professionals at SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview. Our emergency response team is standing by now at (504) 468-3046.

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Professional Mitigation Services Include Water Cleanup after a Disaster in New Orleans

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Mitigation Services Include Water Cleanup after a Disaster in New Orleans We have strategically placed our equipment throughout this room that had water damage.

From storms to pipes, SERVPRO can clean up water from your home

Its closeness to the Atlantic means New Orleans gets doused with rain and other wet weather, including hurricanes, quite often. Homeowners and businesses can expect many of these events to push water into their homes, warehouses, and buildings occasionally. Getting the water out quickly can help prevent many subsequent problems from developing.

When your property in New Orleans gets waterlogged from terrible weather conditions or an internal water leak, water cleanup services should start immediately. SERVPRO’s team of restoration experts and technicians can help ensure that this happens efficiently. After removing any visible water, we begin cleaning up the affected area by using smaller extraction units.

While clean water from leaks often does not cause hazardous conditions from pathogens and other biological hazards, it can happen when water sits for too long a period. A handful of pathogens can multiply rapidly whenever conditions favor their proliferation. From storms and flooding incidents, water covering your building or home’s floor most likely does contain health hazards.

However, we must first reinstate dry conditions before we can eradicate any pathogens. Wet conditions can significantly diminish the effect of our antimicrobial agents. SERVPRO teams quickly dry out a damp home with the use of air movers and air scrubbers. Our air scrubbers contain HEPA filters to remove airborne microbes, such as mold spores and viruses. This helps immensely in keeping mold and mildew damage from occurring and causing problems in the future.

Once we finish the water cleanup process and we restore your home “Like it never even happened,” life can get back to normal for you and your family. SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview wants to help families in the River Ridge and Jefferson areas recover from disasters stemming from both weather disasters and those that happen because of broken water pipes that create disastrous leaks in your plumbing. Call us at (504) 468-3046 so we can help restore your home quickly and get things back to normal again.

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New Orleans' Water Removal Team Discusses Equipment And Drying Procedures

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage New Orleans' Water Removal Team Discusses Equipment And Drying Procedures SERVPRO Proudly Helps New Orleans Residents with Water Removal and Restoration Services

SERVPRO Technicians Are Highly Skilled in the Water Removal and Drying Processes to Protect New Orleans Properties

Whenever water enters your home in New Orleans, many of your possessions and structural materials are at risk of undergoing extensive damage. Excessive moisture can ruin the carpet and weaken the structural strength of wooden materials. Wet organic materials like paper and wood are food sources for mold and can be affected if given enough time and the right temperature.
 
When preventing microbial growth resulting from a broken pipe or malfunctioning appliance, moisture levels must return to preloss conditions within 48 hours. The water removal process in New Orleans first involves extraction, then rapid structural drying. Using specialized equipment, our SERVPRO technicians utilize the two methods and drop moisture levels quicker than conventional companies can do.
 
The most drenched areas of the building get worked on first, after the source of the water has been fixed. If there is two inches or more of standing water inside the house, then a submersible pump sucks up the water and pumps it into a sewage drain. Next, depending on the type of affected material, our SERVPRO technicians use different extraction tools.
 
Some extraction wands are designed to remove water from flat non-porous surfaces like wood floors. For cleaning saturated carpet and pad, a weighted extraction tool can be used to compress the carpet and increase the effectiveness of the extraction process. We can also provide a Rover, a mobile SERVPRO technician driven device. The equipment uses the weight of the operator standing on top of it to squeeze the soft fibers in the carpet to pull out as much moisture as possible. For cleaning pieces of furniture and other items containing upholstery, a smaller handheld wand can be implemented.
 
After extraction is complete, the drying stage begins. During the dry-out step, we use equipment to create an environment that speeds up evaporation. Air movers get placed around the wet region and are positioned so that they hit wet surfaces at a 45-degree angle and push air in a counterclockwise motion. Dehumidification systems are then placed in the room to pull moisture out of the air and exhaust hot air out for the air movers to use. These step of the water damage and restoration service may take many days, depending on the severity of the water intrusion, time left untreated, temperature, and the structure involved.
 
Moisture levels get monitored each day the equipment is set up. We utilize infrared cameras, thermal hygrometers, and regular moisture meters to know when we have achieved our baselines needed for correct moisture content levels. Once the levels reach what they were before the loss, we remove our equipment. If you ever need assistance with water-related issues, contact SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046 24/7.

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Water Cleanup Risks In New Orleans

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup Risks In New Orleans New Orleans Water Removal and the Expertise of SERVPRO

Identifying and Removing Potentially Contaminated Water Is a SERVPRO Cornerstone Service

New Orleans floods, a lot. It is almost a normal part of our lives here, so cleaning up from water in our homes is a regular occurrence for residents and restoration services.
 
Performing a water cleanup in New Orleans takes much than just a large Water-Vac and a push broom, however. SERVPRO teams have to identify the category of water that floods a home to determine the cleaning method and what precautions they need to take to keep our technicians and the homeowner safe.
 
Category One is Clean Water. It does not contain waste products. Burst pipes, leaking faucets, and some failing appliances are the usual sources of clean water. Natural disasters can damage roofs and expose homes to rain and snow. This category presents minimal health risks during removal and requires no special requirements for cleanup. If the water flowed over the soil before entering the home, however, it is not considered clean water. As a caveat, if rainwater intruding through the attic soaks through insulation and items, it is not clean water.
 
Category Two is Gray Water. It is water that was used but does not contain human waste. This category includes water from an overflowing washer that drops detergent-filled water on the floor. An overflowing toilet with no solid waste also is included in this category. Gray water is not a vector for spreading disease, but people can become sick by touching it, drinking it, or walking through it without protective footwear. Carpet soaked in gray water needs thorough cleaning for restoration and furniture needs to be sprayed or wiped down with an anti-bacterial cleaner.
 
Category Three is Black Water. This unsanitary water often contains human waste and presents a health threat to anyone who comes in contact with it. SERVPRO technicians wear protective gear while removing it from each home. Before starting removal, our teams also spray the surfaces with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal cleaners to reduce the risk. They treat all floodwater as Black Water since it is impossible to know what it traveled through before it entered a home. Team leaders dispose of carpets soaked in Black Water and only recommend attempting to clean high-value rugs since technicians can lift them from the floor and soaked them in a biocide solution that kills all living organisms.

SERVPRO cannot emphasize enough the need for grappling with floods differently than from a water line leak. Safety first, and we are proud to help our neighbors.
 
If you are dealing with water intrusion in your home, contact SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview to determine the category of the threat to your home and family. Call us today at (504) 468-3046.

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When Water Floods Your New Orleans Sewing Room

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Floods Your New Orleans Sewing Room Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup in New Orleans? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Mitigates Damage in New Orleans Properties with a Fast Arrival for Water Removal and Cleanup

When your home is in need of professional water removal services, storms are one of the leading causes. An intense storm can cause a flood, and that flood can carry debris among its rushing waters. In these situations, it is easy for one of the windows of your home to crack or completely break. Of course, a broken pipe can also cause a large water loss. Unfortunately, water rushing into your basement hobby room is one of the last things you would ever want to happen when it comes to expensive fabric and tools. It is a comfort thought to know that qualified help is nearby to help.

Our technicians can arrive at your New Orleans home to begin the water removal as soon possible. We know that leaving water sitting inside of your home for extended periods is never good. When exposed to water, the electrical equipment in your sewing room can short out, even your sewing machine. The fabrics in your room can discolor and stain because of the water absorption.
 
SERVPRO uses advanced tools to take the water out of your home as quickly as possible. Our techs are trained to use powerful industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps. If the amount of water is excessive, we can use truck-mounted tools to handle the extra gallons of water.
 
After removing the water, our SERVPRO technicians can help you go through the equipment in your sewing room. Water damage does not lead to the massive loss of belongings, typically. Our team can pack-out your fabrics for cleaning and to remove any stains. This option is available if you deem the value of these materials is worth the added expense. If any of your belongings are lost to the damage, SERVPRO can help you create an inventory of what you have lost to claim with your insurance company. This CCIS--Contents Claim Inventory Service demonstrates our aim of meeting all of our customer's expectations, and then some.
 
Do not wait when you find water damage that is in need of removal inside of your home. Communicate with SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046. We strive to arrive quickly.

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