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Why Do Kenner Residents Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation of Their Homes?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the Industry Leader When It Comes to Safe and Effective Mold Remediation in North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

Effective mold remediation of your North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview home involves a protocol that trained professionals develop. Our experts follow the proper safety protocols during the restoration process.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeviewfollows the guidelines set forth by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) as we complete the mold remediation process. Our goal is to ensure that the mold damage is mitigated as fast as possible without spreading it to unaffected areas during mold inspections, remediations, and removal.

To help prevent mold from returning always correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth.

Inside your home, you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

Should you discover mold on your property, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview at (504) 468-3046; we are available 24/7 to help you.

10 Reasons to Choose SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

When you have a residential loss or a commercial loss, SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is your best choice to help. We specialize in large and small losses so no matter what we can be there for you, your family, or your company. Below are 10 reasons why we are the best local choice for your needs.

  1. 24/7/365: SERVPRO knows disaster doesn't wait. We are available days, evenings, holidays, and weekends.
  2. Communication: SERVPRO will keep you and your insurance informed on the status of your project.
  3. Reduce Recovery Time: SERVPRO's main goal is to not cause interruption. We will work tirelessly to ensure you are back in your home or office ASAP. 
  4. Lower Recovery Cost: SERVPRO will help you save money and works directly with your insurance.
  5. Emergency Ready Profile: SERVPRO offers an ERP that can help you plan for disaster before it happens.
  6. Full Line of Service: SERVPRO will help to solve your cleanup needs. We offer a variety of services.
  7. A Leader in Storm Response: SERVPRO will help when you need it the most. Remember the 24/7/365?
  8. Over 50 years of business We've been around for quite some time, so we've seen a few things or two.
  9. More than 1,700 locations SERVPRO has the power for those larger jobs.
  10. Experience and training in mitigation damages ranging from a single-family home to skyscrapers.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview.

Why Choose SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for Residential or Commercial Water Damage

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview knows that one of the risks that local residents deal with is water damage related to storms and disasters. While many of the homes in the area do their best to make sure preventative measures are in place, no precaution is ever foolproof.

Whether the flooding comes from a natural disaster, busted pipe, or leaking washing machine, it is crucial to act fast to prevent significant damage to your home’s structure, your home’s contents, and prevent the start of mold growth.

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is a 24/7/365 business. This means that our team of pros are available outside of normal business hours to be there for when you need us. Our technicians get trained in the highest standard of water damage restoration with the best equipment on the market to be able to make your home “Like it never even happened.” 

At SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview water damage mitigation is only a small piece of the puzzle. We also offer fire and mold damage control as well as state of the art cleaning. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 at (504) 468-3046 for any of your home or commercial property needs.

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.

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.

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!

How Can I Choose a Restoration Company I Can Count On? | SERVPRO® of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

large downed tree laying on top of light brown house Choosing the right restoration company is crucial to recovery. Call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview to set up an appointment.

If a storm comes through the area, it can be quite scary to endure. If that storm causes damage to your home or business, it can be even worse. The damage that storms cause has increased in recent years, leading to the necessity to be prepared instead of waiting until you have damage to decide what to do.

Damage to your property is a difficult thing to take care of, so choosing the best restoration company possible makes such a big difference in your peace of mind and the quality of work. Doing your research and choosing a company you can depend on is a huge factor in how your overall restoration experience will be.

Choosing the Right Storm Restoration Company for Your Property

Determine how trustworthy they are. Being certain that you are choosing a company that is trustworthy is so important, especially considering the rise of scams that occur after severe weather. Make sure you are choosing a company that is well-regarded both on a local and a national level to ensure you do not fall victim to these scams.

Determine how they can handle demand surges If there is a serious event regarding severe weather in the area, there will likely be many people in need of restoration. If that is the case, ensuring your restoration company can handle this is so important. With our national SERVPRO® partners, we can be certain we can handle disasters of any size as we can scale up our resources and workforce to meet any demand.

Determine when you will be able to contact them. Storms have a knack for causing damage at the worst possible time, from our experience with restoration. Making sure that your chosen company can be there for you regardless of when the damage occurs is so important. That is why we have set up a 247 emergency service line, so you can call us at any hour and allow us to begin formulating a response to dispatch to you quickly.

When you have damage from a storm to your home or commercial building, you can always depend on us to handle it. Contact us at any hour to see our exceptional service in action.

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. 

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.

Content Restoration

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water droplet and fire flame background with SERVPRO® house logo Call the professionals at SERVPRO® of N. Kenner, Harahan, and Lakeview to find out more information on content drying.

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

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!

Don't Let Water Damage Rain on Your New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview is available 24/7--even during Mardi Gras. We'll do the work so you can enjoy the festivities.

Fast, Effective, and Friendly Water Removal Services in New Orleans

When an appliance in your home breaks down and leaves you in dire need of professional water removal services, it is essential to reach out for them as soon as you can. While a leaking dishwasher may seem like a problem that can be set aside until you have time to find time for a solution, it is never a good idea to leave it waiting. Neglecting the issue until later can only cause more damage inside of your residence. As moisture builds, so too can further problems, such as mold damage.  

Calling professional water removal services to your New Orleans house after the first time your dishwasher leaks can prevent those future damages from occurring. The truth is that every time your dishwasher leaks gallons of water onto your floor, it compromises the hardwood flooring and the base of the cabinetry in your kitchen. As the wooden panels absorb excess moisture, the wood can begin to swell. As a result of the strain, the floorboard can start to blister and crack.  

After a particularly severe leak, it is wise to reach out to both an electrician and a professional cleanup and remediation company, such as SERVPRO. We are known for our swift service, as we always try to arrive at your home as soon as possible after your call. Our IICRC-certified technicians come equipped with advanced technology to help them tackle the damages in your home as quickly and effectively as possible.  

When we arrive, our SERVPRO techs can begin to remediation process as soon as possible. We can use pieces of equipment specifically designed for extracting water from your residence as swiftly as possible, such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors. However, removing the puddle of water isn't enough. Our SERVPRO technicians must also remove the moisture from your floorboards and the base of your cabinets, using devices such as flood drying mats, dehumidifiers, and axial fans. Once we finish, we can return your home to you feeling "Like it never even happened."  

When an appliance leaks and causes water damage inside of your kitchen, never hesitate. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview by phoning (504) 446-6496. Day or evening, we are ready to help you.

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Here's a Quick Way to Solve a Flooding Problem in New Orleans with SERVPRO

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

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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Some Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages in New Orleans After Water Damage

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

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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How Professionals Extract Water from Your New Orleans Home

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

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

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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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