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SERVPRO of Metairie is the fire restoration experts.

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

It is great to spend your time outdoors and enjoy a good, grilled meal during the summer, but it is important to always keep fire safety in mind when you do so. While grilling is a frequent activity for many of us, any time an open flame is introduced, there is the potential for a fire to begin.

Predictably, grill fires tend to peak during summertime, and the U.S. Fire Administration has found that nearly 6,000 occur annually. A few grill safety tips can go a long way in preventing fires, however, so getting into the habit of these actions below will significantly increase your fire safety.

A Few Grill Fire Safety Tips That Go a Long Way

Create a safe zone around your grill. Though the primary focus is on convenience when you are finding a place to situate your grill, do not neglect safety concerns. Keep at least three feet around the grill free of children, pets and flammable materials, including decks and siding in case of a flare-up.

Clean your grill grates often. Over time, grease and other particles can build up on grill grates, making cooking less consistent and leading to an increased fire concern. Grease fires can be particularly dangerous to deal with, so simply scraping off your grates after each use is the best way to stay safe from these incidents.

Never leave the grill unattended. If a fire were to start and you (and your fire extinguisher) are nearby, you can put it out before it causes damage in many cases. However, if the grill is unattended, a disaster can quickly occur. Even if you are just taking a short break, be sure there is someone around to keep an eye on the grill at all times when it is lit.

Inspect the grill regularly. Every time you use your grill, do a simple visual inspection to ensure everything appears to be in good shape. With propane-powered grills, there is always a potential that a gas leak could develop, which can be disastrous if an open flame is introduced. Doing your due diligence to check these things is a smart way to be fire safe.

If you have a grill fire that does damage to your home, we are here to help. You can call us any time, day or night, to have a quick response from our restoration experts.

Don't Let Coronavirus Stop Your Hurricane Plans

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

We have all been so focused on the coronavirus, we tend to forget that we are in the middle of hurricane season. Did you know SERVPRO of Metairie offers an Emergency Ready Plan? The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services should your business experience a loss.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small leak, large fire or area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the disaster happens, but well before it happens. 

The SERVPRO ERP Advantage- What is included?

- A concise profile document that contains the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster

- Establishes a great relationship with SERVPRO Metairie as your mitigation provider

- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin in a timely manner

- Provides facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information

- ERP easy access on any iPhone/Android device through SERVPRO’s free ERP app. 

The best part? This is not cost to you or your clients. 

SERVPRO Metairie is the leader in water and fire damage response and can help you get back into working order “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO Metairie. 

Quick Tips for Storm Safety Anywhere You Go | SERVPRO® of Metairie

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

lighting striking hillside during storm at night Have you been affected by a storm event? SERVPRO of Metairie is available 24/7 and ready to assist you with any storm damage.

Summertime in Southern Louisiana is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors, but when sudden storms pop up, staying safe is of paramount importance. Thunderstorms may come and go quickly, but while they are in the area, they can cause flash flooding and a concerning amount of damage.

While the safest place to be during a storm is at home, if a sudden storm pops up when you are away, here are some practical tips for safety.

Practical Tips for Staying Safe From Sudden Storms

Know your options for shelter. When you are made aware of a severe weather scenario and are safely at home, remaining there is the best thing you can do so you can wait out the storm. However, this is a luxury that will not always be present. If you are caught out in a storm, you can shelter in your car as long as you can pull over safely and cut off your engine. Remember to park your vehicle on high ground when possible.

Practice electrical safety. A lightning strike can hurt a structure in many ways, but the most common way is via a power surge. As the lightning travels through the home’s electrical system, the wires will become overwhelmed with charge and transfer that to anything plugged into an outlet. If you can, go through the area you are in and unplug everything before a storm. In general, it is best to also have surge protectors throughout your home and office.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. Concrete structures are so sturdy in part because of how they are built. As concrete is poured around metal, it creates a great structure—but also causes a concern if there is lightning nearby. The metal in concrete can disperse electricity if the building is struck by lightning, so avoid touching these surfaces directly if possible.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. If you are out enjoying the day when a storm rolls in, make sure you are not rushing back out too soon and putting yourself in danger. Lightning strikes can travel tremendous distances, causing officials to urge people to stay inside for at least half an hour after the last clap of thunder. 

If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm restoration process.

Commercial Water Damage in Elmwood

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

When a water damage happens in Elmwood, Louisiana, our SERVPRO is the nearest business to handle your water restoration needs! Located 7 miles from Elmwood, our business will respond quickly to your commercial water damage needs. SERVPRO has the right team and equipment to provide proper service and the five star experience all of our customers have come to enjoy!

Elmwood water damage cleanup has been serviced by SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview since the 90's, establishing our commitment and dedication to water damage cleanup in this area. Commercial water cleanup can be difficult for the owner of the property, let our highly trained team of water damage experts lead you through this time and show you how SERVPRO's water damage service out performs all others in the New Orleans area. 

If you are in Elmwood and experience a water damage, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for all of your commercial water damage and residential water cleanup needs!

SERVPRO the Brand

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Many people experience water damage or fire damage and wonder who they should use for their restoration project. SERVPRO has been training restoration professionals in water cleanup and fire damage restoration for over 40 years. 

SERVPRO has become the number one name in water damage and first restoration cleanup over the last decade. When a fire or water damage occurs, 64% of the time, customers think of SERVPRO for their needs before they consider any other company!

SERVPRO has catapulted itself to the top of the fire damage and water damage restoration pack due to hardworking professionals and being independently owned and operated. 

If you are in the need of fire damage restoration or water cleanup services, call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan & Lakeview for all of your service needs. You are going to receive the same kind and considerate service our customer's have enjoyed for 40 years!

Commercial Fire Damages with SERVPRO of Metairie

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damages can become extremely challenging on a business owner. From the many questions regarding insurance coverage and business interruption, to which company to choose for fire remediation and fire reconstruction in Metairie, Louisiana. SERVPRO of Metairie, locally owned and operated in Metairie, Louisiana has the right experience to get your business operational. Our team of certified fire damage restoration professionals will help you navigate the fire loss experience while also working directly with your insurance company.  

The experience SERVPRO of Metairie has with commercial fire damage has placed the company as one of the leaders in fire damage restoration in Louisiana. Our company possesses experience in warehouse fires that require tedious inventorying of all salvageable stock to be cleaned, multifamily housing structures (completed project in 2019 involving a 420 unit complex) and office buildings with multi-stories. Your business can feel assured that SERVPRO of Metairie will complete your commercial fire damage project on time and correctly. 

Call SERVPRO of Metairie when you need help with a commercial fire damage. 

Leaky Windows?

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking out of a window into house Call SERVPRO® of Metairie @ 504-496-0193 today to handle your water isses!

What to Do if There Is a Water Leak Around a Window

The natural elements can wear down the integrity of a home. Over time, the homeowner may notice leakage around a window, which can possibly result in wood rot, mold and water damage. The longer the leak is left unaddressed, the more the repairs will cost.

Locate the Problem

Even a slow drip can mean that more water is sitting inside the wall. Once a homeowner notices moisture trickling from a window when it rains, the first step is to carefully look at the wall around the area to find the source of the leak. However, thanks to gravity, appearances can be deceiving; liquid may pool in one place, but that place is not always the leak's origin.

Two common problem areas are the edge and the rubber seal. The gap between the edge and the surrounding wall is usually sealed with caulk. Eventually, the caulk dries out and begins to peel and chip. Like caulk, the rubber seal situated between the panes and frame can ultimately dry out, creating rips in the rubber.

Gauge the Severity of Damage

Depending on the severity of the damage, the window may need to be replaced. A replacement is usually warranted when decaying or softness is found on nearby surfaces. However, even if the surrounding surfaces seem to be structurally sound, the homeowner should not just re-caulk the gaps without getting an expert's opinion on the full extent of the damage.

SERVPRO® of Metairie Can Help

A specialist at SERVPRO® Metairie can determine whether any ceiling tiles or drywall have sustained damage. After he assesses the situation, the restoration technician will give the homeowner the best remediation option to make the damage disappear. By acting quickly, the homeowner can prevent expensive repairs in the future. SERVPRO® of Metairie is always ready to help the residents of New Orleans and the city's surrounding communities solve their water damage problems.

Trust The Storm Heroes!

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damage photo with SERVPRO logo Don't panic! SERVPRO® of Metairie can help! Call us at 504-496-0193

Our SERVPRO® Metairie  Rapid Response Team Can Help You With Storm 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 there is Flood Damage in SERVPRO® of Metairie 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® Metairie 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® of Metairie provides technicians with everything they need to restore items rather than replace them.

Floods are considerable emergencies which is why SERVPRO®of Metairie 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® Metairie at (504) 496-0193 for immediate assistance.

Trust Our Heroes!

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® house logo Trust our heroes in your time of need! 504-469-0193

Are you a factory owner whose inspection is coming up after damage to your workplace? Or maybe your office is overdue for a professional cleaning? SERVPRO® of Metairie can help in both situations!

You have probably seen our SERVPRO trucks throughout the greater New Orleans area . That's because we are the premier residential and commercial cleaning and restoration service.

We specialize in the following residential and commercial services:

  • Building services
  • Cleaning services
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold remediation
  • Storm damage restoration
  • Water damage restoration

While many of you know us for our disaster clean-ups and damage restoration, we excel at far more!

We have experience cleaning:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Government
  • High-rise residential
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Large office/high-rise office buildings
  • Large retail/big-box stores
  • Restaurants
  • Small office buildings  
  • Small retail stores

We also provide the best in commercial cleaning for your Nashville business. Whether you need a preventative maintenance system, electronics restoration or document drying, you can trust SERVPRO® of Metairie. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Our other professional cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Bio-hazard and sewage
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Ceilings, walls, and hard floors
  • Drapes and blinds
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO® of Metairie is faster to any size disaster in the Nashville community area because we are locally owned and operated. If you need us anytime, contact us because we have 24-hour/7 days a week emergency service.

Our highly-trained and certified technicians are specialists in using technologically advanced products. We use OSHA-approved cleaning agents, and innovative techniques to restore your home or business to a preloss condition.

You can trust SERVPRO® of Metairie to keep your property’s appearance safe and healthy for your family, staff, and clients. Do you need help with your insurance claims, we provide a stress-free claims process by helping to manage the insurance paperwork process. Call us today!

Call SERVPRO® of Metairie Immediately After A Water Loss Occurs

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded room and with machine sucking up the access water Call SERVPRO® of Metairie for any help you may need. Our service line is always available day or night! 504-496-0193

Water Damage in Metairie 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 in Metairie. 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 Metairie from 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 healthy.

When homeowners call us immediately after an incident, we can extract the water and completely prevent water damage from spreading to other areas of the home. 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 Metairie performs both preventative work against water damage and mitigation where current damage exists. Contact us for more information by calling 504-496-0193.