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When Water Damages Your Metairie Office Carpet

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damages Your Metairie Office Carpet Water damage to your office can soak your carpeting and interrupt your business. Call SERVPRO to restore your floors to their preloss condition.

Carpet Cleanup and Restoration in Your Metairie Office

Widespread damages are not uncommon when your Metairie office building falls victim to a disaster affecting the region. While a business owner is often concerned with several areas of their building affected by the symptoms from a situation like flooding, many do not realize that the right restorers can preserve many of the materials and construction elements that you might consider a lost cause. Carpeting is often a material believed to be unsalvageable when faced with heavy saturation, but a fast response with our industry-leading equipment can help to restore these areas and save your business money.

Carpeting is often one of the first materials exposed and requiring water extraction in your Metairie office building. Considering that nearly all the trafficked space within your building has carpeting, to replace all of these materials after a water loss incident would cost a substantial amount of money. With a fast response from our SERVPRO professionals, we can implement our advanced technology to dry up the damage and preserve the material with limited tear out.

Even with short pile carpeting, which is a typical selection for office buildings, water can penetrate deeply into the fibers and the subflooring materials. To get the water out of these materials, we have efficient equipment like our weighted extraction ROVER equipment which can force the water out of the fibers and padding beneath the carpet. As the water gets forced to the surface, a high-powered vacuum can pull the exposed water out of the area.

We can float carpets too, which helps to eliminate the moisture trapped beneath the backing of the material. By pulling up the edges of the installed carpet, we can focus the efforts of our fast-drying equipment like our air movers to force moisture into the air. Once it is a vapor, our industrial-strength dehumidifiers can pull this moisture out of the environment and release hot air to speed the drying process along. 

Water loss incidents in your office building can pose a threat to contents and equipment that you have inside. You can count on our SERVPRO of Metairie team of certified technicians to arrive quickly with the tools to save your time and money. Give us a call today at (504) 496-0193.

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Fire Losses Get Special Cleanup Efforts from SERVPRO for Metairie Houses

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Losses Get Special Cleanup Efforts from SERVPRO for Metairie Houses SERVPRO Follows the Fire Department in Metairie and New Orleans Areas to Cleanup and Restore Homes

Restoration for Your Home in Metairie After Fire Damage

Experiencing a home fire of any size is scary and overwhelming. You have a lot to deal with now in keeping your family together and safe while you are unable to reside in your home. However, dealing with the damage as soon as possible is essential to prevent further damages to your structure and belongings.
 
Fire damage to your residence in Metairie needs to be addressed by professionals as soon as the fire is out. SERVPRO’s technicians have the training and tools required especially for this type of situation. We also understand that it is a stressful time for you and your family, so we strive to take some of the pressure off.
 
Many homes have various types of wood surfaces, which require a variety of cleaning methods after a fire depending on how the wood was finished. Our SERVPRO FSRT technicians follow IICRC guidelines to maximize recovery. When it comes to unfinished wood, it is porous so it can absorb smoke residues which cause discoloration or staining. Apply wet cleaning products can allow the residues to penetrate deeper. For light residues, we use dry cleaning methods like brushing, vacuuming, and dry sponge cleaning. Thicker residues can be cleaned with denatured alcohol. If all else fails, sanding and sealing the wood may be required.
 
Finished wood can usually be wet cleaned. Pre-cleaning by vacuuming heavily soiled areas or dry sponging will assist in the overall process. Massive smoke damage requires more aggressive procedures and may respond to a wood crème cleaner. For severe damage, the wood can be stripped and refinished.
 
Laminated woods are constructed of particle board, pressed wood, or plywood, to which surface veneers adhere. We can pre-clean with the same dry-cleaning methods and wet clean using a general surface cleaner. When finished the cleanser can be rinsed, and we dry the area.
 
When it comes to the structural integrity of your home, the framing may need replacing after severe fire damage. If there is a significant loss, we ensure that a structural engineer or building inspector approves the restoration.
 
SERVPRO of Metairie is here to help you after fire damage occurs in your home in Lafreniere Park, Metairie, or the surrounding areas. Please call us as soon as the fire is out at (504) 496-0193 so we can get your home back to the way it was before.

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Have You Ever Wondered What is the Best Restoration Company in the Metairie Area?

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Have You Ever Wondered What is the Best Restoration Company in the Metairie Area? There are times when your home can be affected by fire. Make sure that your family is safe and then contact SERVPRO for remediation.

WHY SERVPRO Is Your Number One Option in Metairie during Fire Damage Restoration 

Ever asked yourself WHY SERVPRO is a proven industry leader in fire damage restoration? To begin with, we use advanced technology and techniques when restoring your property to its original state. We adhere to the standards set by the IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). For instance, we may use infrared cameras to detect locations affected by the water that was used to extinguish the fire. Also, we can use hygrometers and moisture detectors to determine the level of moisture saturation in your Metairie home.
 
Strong odors can develop in your property after it experienced a fire damage event in Metairie. Our SERVPRO team uses appropriate equipment to remove the contaminants and improve the quality of air in the structure. Some of the devices that we use during deodorization and odor removal include thermal Foggers and air scrubbers. Spraying the air with a fragrant has never been a good way of dealing with the odors. Our team locates and removes the odor causing particles. Through thermal fogging, we dispense deodorizing agents that neutralize the smell causing particles.
 
We understand that restoration and cleaning situations require an immediate response, and that is why we are strategically located. We know that no disaster is too big or too small, so, we give every call the seriousness it deserves. By acting quickly, we increase the chances of salvaging most items and low the restoration costs.
 
Depending on the surfaces we are attending to and the soot particles in your property, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to use dry or wet cleaning methods. We never repaint surfaces as a way of dealing with the soot; we have to choose an appropriate cleaning procedure before we do the needed repainting. We have faced all fire damage incidents you can think of, that means we are competent enough to work for you.
 
SERVPRO of Metairie responds 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all commercial and residential cleaning and restoration needs. Call (504) 496-0193 when you need help you can rely on after facing water, fire, storm, or mold damage.

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The Two Qualities Needed To Handle A Commercial Water Damage Disaster In Metairie

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Two Qualities Needed To Handle A Commercial Water Damage Disaster In Metairie As a Metairie bookstore owner, water damage is a complete nightmare.

Best Practices Every SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Expert Has In Metairie

As a Metairie bookstore owner, water damage is a complete nightmare. Not only are you forced to shut down your business for cleanup and drying but you have to incur restoration costs. At SERVPRO, we believe that when disaster strikes, hiring a professional cleanup and restoration company can save your business. Understanding what qualities to look for in commercial water damage experts can help you save on restoration costs. Here are two qualities SERVPRO commercial damage experts have.

Empathy
In the event of commercial water damage in Metairie, empathy is a very important quality in restoration experts. Yes, we have the duty of scoping, cleaning, drying, restoring and helping you salvage your belongings. We believe understanding the predicament the client is in helps in the communication of sensitive information. Before starting the restoration process, we let out customers know how we work. Also, we explain what they should expect from the process. We do allow clients to ask any questions they may have. If possible, we give them an estimate of how long the restoration process is going to take.

Fast Service Delivery
In the event of commercial water damage, business owners are forced to shut down their premises until water is extracted. During this time, customers are not going to buy anything which means loss of revenue. This is a nightmare to the business owner. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster! As such, we respond to all emergencies quickly.

On arrival, we inspect the premises to find the source of the leak. To limit further damage to the structure, we make sure water and electricity are shut down. Next, we set up our cutting-edge water extraction equipment. This helps to remove the standing water. Afterward, we strategically place the dehumidifiers and air movers to fast-track the drying process. Before you know it, your business is ready for re-opening.

At SERVPRO of Metairie, our goal is to restore your business and prevent further losses. As commercial water damage experts, we have to state of the art equipment that fast-tracks service delivery. This saves you on restoration costs. For swift service, call our 24/7 emergency line at (504) 496-0193.

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Our Crew At SERVPRO Is Better And Faster At Restoring Your Flood Damaged Home In Metairie

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Crew At SERVPRO Is Better And Faster At Restoring Your Flood Damaged Home In Metairie Overcoming flood damages to your Metairie property is not something that a homeowner can do on their own.

Restoring Your Metairie Home Quickly After A Flood

Most disasters that could affect your Metairie home have a specific timetable to monitor the progression of damages and the worsening of the present conditions. The faster that professional restorers can respond to events like flooding in your home, the faster the restoration can complete. Unfortunately, situations like flooding can present an escalated timetable which requires immediate attention to avoid irreparable damages to structural elements and the contents of your property.

Overcoming flood damages to your Metairie property is not something that a homeowner can do on their own. With the high volume of water and the increasing threats to the construction materials and personal belongings throughout your home, securing professional mitigation and restoration services right away can help you to return your property to a preloss condition much more quickly.

Mitigation is an important component of the SERVPRO restoration process. It is the initial steps which can help to halt the spread of the damage throughout your home and repair damaged areas that can continue to allow elemental effects throughout the property. With the use of our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps, our technicians can extract the excess water throughout your home fast. Additionally, our Contents Department can work to remove at-risk contents and personal belongings until the area is safe, dry, and clean again.

Our SERVPRO professionals also have the skills and equipment necessary to clean your home following flooding. These conditions often allow mud, debris, and other contaminants into your property with the rushing water. While extraction can take care of the high volume of water present throughout the affected areas, additional steps are necessary to clean and disinfect the property in the restoration process.

The threats of flooding in your home are more probable than you might have initially believed. With many of these natural disasters impacting multiple homes and businesses simultaneously, securing the skills and industry-leading equipment of our SERVPRO of Metairie team should happen immediately. The longer your property waits for mitigation and restoration, the more irreparable damage that could occur. Give SERVPRO a call today at (504) 496-0193.

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How Fire Damage In Metairie Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team At SERVPRO

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Fire Damage In Metairie Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team At SERVPRO Not all fire-related problems can be solved so quickly and may require the help of a professional mitigation and restoration company to eliminate.

Separating The Temporary And The Long-Lasting In Metairie Fire Damage

Most homes in Metairie with fire damage show immediately apparent signs of it - from tar-coated walls and ceilings to warped materials and deep-seated odors, the signs and symptoms of a recent fire should be apparent to anyone walking through the home. However, not all of these effects are permanent, and some may go away with some light cleanup and a little bit of time.

Of course, not all fire-related problems can be solved so quickly and may require the help of a professional mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO to eliminate. Here is a brief overview of what should and should not be troubling you for years to come after a fire.

Damage That Sticks Around
Many of the lasting effects of fire damage to Metairie homes only become apparent once temporary considerations have been pushed aside. Smoke odors can remain in a home for many years after a fire but may be impossible to identify while the area is still dirty and coated in ash. Other issues have much to do with ash, soot, and other materials being given the time and opportunity to settle in and create more long-lasting consequences for the home. SERVPRO's fast response times and mitigation strategies help to control how much of this deep, costly damage takes root after a fire.

Problems That Go Away
Some of the most worrisome signs of damage when you first look at the aftermath of a fire are often among the easiest to clean up. Heavy coats of ash can create an ugly picture in your home but are often swept away with ease. Discolored walls and other surfaces are also easily fixed with a thorough cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. Keep in mind, however, that precision care must be exercised during the cleanup of these materials to avoid the creation of caustic or otherwise damaging substances in the home.

SERVPRO of Metairie responds quickly to fire damage calls in the local area to prevent as much damage as possible from happening in your home. Contact us at (504) 496-0193 for our help.

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Don't Let Mold Ruin Your Metairie Home--Call SERVPRO for Inspection and Remediation

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don't Let Mold Ruin Your Metairie Home--Call SERVPRO for Inspection and Remediation The SERVPRO FLIR device finds moisture and possible mold in the wall cavities of your Metairie home

Why Mold Damage Assessment Needs To Be Done in Your Metairie Property 

Though you may think mold damage is a common issue that you can quickly fix, sometimes you may end up making avoidable mistakes which may end up being costly in the future. For instance, failure to correctly determine the extent of the contamination may cause you to employ inappropriate remediation procedures and risk further damage. Our team is keen on the analysis part, and where necessary we engage the services of a mold inspector when working on your Metairie property.

Once we have determined the degree of mold damage in your Metairie home, the next thing we do is to incorporate containment measures to prevent further contamination. Our SERVPRO technicians can introduce a negative pressure at the site and partition your building into zones. We test and treat each zone differently as part of the remediation process.
 
The degree of mold contamination also helps us when choosing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. When we are dealing with small contaminated spaces, using an N95 respirator may be satisfactory; otherwise, we use a half-mask or a full-face respirator when attending to extensive contaminations. Wearing bodysuits, chemical resistant gloves, and eye protection can also protect us from possible health effects that molds cause. PPE personal protective equipment is crucial.
 
Some situations may force us to do an inventory and pack out your items. We can also clean your contents at the site and remove and dispose of visible mold. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect the HVAC system for signs of mold contamination and do the necessary cleaning and replace contaminated filters. We use disinfectants when cleaning your items to that any mold debris that remains cannot reactivate and form new mold colonies. In most cases, we dispose of porous materials that have been extensively damaged by mold upon approval of the owner. Sanding, damp-wiping, and HEPA vacuuming are some of the techniques that we use during the remediation process.
 
SERVPRO of Metairie is a trusted restoration industry leader that offers proven mold remediation services, which meet the needs of homes and business premises. Call us at (504) 496-0193 to let us come up with a restoration plan to return your property to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Helps you Relax When the Water Comes Marching in Your Metairie Home

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Helps you Relax When the Water Comes Marching in Your Metairie Home SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to remove water and restore your home after water damage.

How to Restore a Home After Water Damage in Metairie

Water damage restoration strategies and technique are unique, and the amount of work that is needed to restore the area depends on various factors. These factors often include the amount of space in the home that has been plagued by the water and how long the water has been present in the location. Once the water damage experts arrive at the scene of the disaster, they can inspect the home, and put together a timeline that is required to complete the job. In the meantime, you can sit and relax because we have listed all the typical things that you might witness during the water damage restoration process. 

Water damage in the Metairie area can be very stressful. However, knowing what to expect, you can relax and be confident that everything is going to be ok. Once help has arrived, the first thing that technicians usually do is inspect and evaluate the damage. They often use high-tech instruments that measure the moisture content in your home. They usually put the device on top of a surface like the ceiling, baseboards, and floor to get an accurate reading. Depending on the moisture reading, your tech can assess if specific drying equipment is required. 

SERVPRO techs know very well that the longer water damage is left untreated, the more likely additional damage can incur, which is why they always act immediately to prevent mold growth or other hazards. They can utilize fancy vacuum equipment to extract all the water that is present in the area. Once they remove all the standing water, the SERVPRO tech can start drying your home. They can use an air mover to circulate air flow throughout the room. If you have hardwood floors, they might use floor mats to help absorb additional water from the floor. If anything, they can help remove the baseboards and drill holes into drywall to enhance the drying process. During the whole drying procedure, the wet areas are taped off to ensure that the work crew can maintain the environment of the room and dry the home as quickly and conveniently as possible. Once they complete the drying process, they can remove the equipment or any unsalvageable belongings from your home. Then the technician can walk you through the entire establishment to make sure that you are satisfied with the work. 

If you would like to have your home restored after hazardous water damages, then give SERVPRO of Metairie a call at (504) 496-0193 for a consultation with our skilled technicians.

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Some Commercial Water Damage Restoration Mistakes in Metairie That You Should Avoid

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Commercial Water Damage Restoration Mistakes in Metairie That You Should Avoid Discovering that your office suffered water damage can cause a great deal of stress. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation.

The Right People to Call for Commercial Water Damage in Metairie

There is an old saying in business that 'everything that can go wrong will go wrong, the key is in how well you respond.' At SERVPRO, we have seen it all. From acts of God causing fires to plumbing that has not been replaced since the fifties. We have even seen what the inside of the Pentagon looks like! Being a successful business owner means having an answer to questions that have not been asked yet, even when that answer is as simple as knowing the right people to call.

We can respond quickly to commercial water damage in Metairie because we are local. Our team can be dispatched immediately after receiving your phone call to minimize the risk of permanent harm. We know that every hour spent in restoration is an hour lost in revenue so a project manager can be despatched alongside our team of trained technicians to lead the restoration effort.

The critical tools in removing excess water are extraction units, portable or truck-mounted, and industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. Used in combination these are extremely quick and efficient in removing pooling water from carpets, floorboards, and tiles. For a more precise approach, we use extraction wands that deliver hot air into smaller crevices and reduce the chances of mold growth further down the line.

One of the methods SERVPRO uses for removing moisture is by evaporating it into the surrounding air. This method poses a secondary problem of high humidity levels which we counteract with dehumidifiers. Our team can assess and achieve the correct level of dryness by using a moisture meter to reduce the risk of secondary water damage.

The final step is to deodorize the affected area. Whether you work in a public service industry or an office, a clean, sanitized environment is crucial. For large-scale services, we use ozone generators which produce O3 gas which permanently alters the surrounding atmosphere. In smaller areas, we use chemical based foggers which help to neutralize lingering odors. Once a job is complete, a SERVPRO project manager can conduct a walkthrough with you to show you the work done and the outcomes achieved.

When the unexpected happens, knowing the right phone number can turn a full-blown disaster into a minor inconvenience. Call SERVPRO of Metairie at (504) 496-0193 for expert commercial cleanup services.

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An Expert’s Guide To Flood Damaged Floors In Metairie: How To Fix And Avoid

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage An Expert’s Guide To Flood Damaged Floors In Metairie: How To Fix And Avoid If you are ready to save your floor from flood damage, then give SERVPRO a call!

Save Your Floor From Flood Damage In Metairie

If you live in an area with hurricane and rain storm, then you are going to have to prepare yourself for a flood. The worse part about flood damage is dealing with the costly floor cleaning process. Some people think that they can let the floor air dry, but the humidity can stimulate the growth of odor-causing micro-organisms that can further damage your floor or cause odor in your house. This would not be something appealing if you were to have a party.

Flood damage in Metairie can lead to some costly floor repairs. People often use a lot of creative strategies such as vacuuming, air dry, or hiring a cleaner to get rid of the water from the flood damage. Unfortunately, this is not the way to do it. If you want to get rid of water on your floor, then you can hire an expert immediately. These technicians often have the proper tools to extract the water from the floor.

SERVPRO have reliable techs and equipment that can get the job done. The technicians can access your floor to see if it is damage to the point where it needs to be replaced. The most productive way of removing moisture from your house is to respond quickly with an emergency mitigation service. The faster you get rid of excess water, the quicker the environment can dry. This speedy process can help reduce potential property damage that can happen from the aftermath of the flood. The SERVPRO technicians can also use an extractor to clean and remove water from the floor. The significant part about the extractor is that it is highly portable so it can access a broader range in your home. Once your floor is new again, we can have a final walk-through to make sure that you are satisfied with the work.

If you are ready to save your floor from flood damage, then give SERVPRO of Metairie a call at (504) 496-0193. We can promptly send our skilled technicians to your location.

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