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Got Mold?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Are you wondering if you really have to worry if you can get mold in the winter?

Turning up the heater in the colder months will keep you cozy and warm. However, did you know that this very warmth also creates the perfect environment for a colony of mold? These infestations are both unsightly and can cause health effects for those who have allergies to these organisms. A mold colony can also spread quickly and secretly within your walls, compromising their strength and making your home or business unsafe. Mold and mildew, have recognizable differences. Mildew has a flat surface and will appear powdery. It begins growing with white coloration and will become yellow, brown, or black over time, while mold can be a wide range of colors and will have a fluffy appearance. The spores for both are everywhere, even in the air we breathe, and their risk increases when winter arrives since mold and mildew would much rather be where it’s warm when it’s cold outside (just like us).

Here are some tips for mold prevention this winter:

  • Mold and mildew feed on any organic material. Old food, the rug on your kitchen floor, or wooden cupboards - it’s all fair game for these organisms. Make sure surfaces are kept clean and dry and don’t allow food to sit out and become moist and warm.
  • Moisture condenses when it comes into contact with a colder area, so you will most likely see mold or mildew on tile grout, windowsills, and baseboards during the colder months. Taking care of leaks and areas that collect water right away will be a big help in keeping mold from becoming part of the family.
  • Once a colony establishes itself you can’t ever get rid of it completely. Once the moisture, warmth, and food it needs are reintroduced it will simply start to grow again.
  • Windows, exterior doorways, skylights, and indoor plumbing that are not properly sealed will produce conditions that are attractive to mold colonies. 
  • Keeping the air dry in kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms will be a big help when it comes to preventing mold this winter. Running these fans during times when the air is moist will do wonders. You can also use dehumidifiers in your home to prevent mold from establishing itself; follow the established recommendations for keeping your home at the proper level of humidity for this purpose. 

Rest assured you actually don’t have to worry about mold in the winter, if you take the proper steps to prevent it from colonizing.

If you have any concerns or suspect mold growth call  SERVPRO of Metairie, and allow us to put your mind to ease and solve your issue. 

We’re Local!

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Metairie is based right in Kenner, Louisiana. Our warehouse is centrally located in Kenner, which surrounds Metairie, Jefferson, River Ridge, and New Orleans. We recently moved to a new location in Kenner because we were expanding so much we needed more room! Our new warehouse is triple the size to house all of our equipment, office staff, and technicians. 

Because we are centrally located we are familiar with the area and the types of homes and businesses that surround us. The types of homes and businesses drastically differ when you start moving from Kenner to New Orleans. With the older homes in New Orleans, there are a lot more issues we may run into. Such as asbestos, antique parts of the home we need to take extra care of, and the smaller space to work with. Our location also gives us quick access to the major highways and roads to travel effectively throughout Jefferson and the Greater New Orleans Area.

SERVPRO of Metairiehas helped thousands of Mom and Pop Shops, homeowners, renters, and large corporations get back on their feet post-fire, water, storm, or mold damages. 

If you ever experience any type of man-made or natural disaster do not hesitate to call us. We are available 24/7 to offer any help. We also offer COVID-19 cleanings through our CERTIFIED: SERVPRO Cleaned program. We are always able to squeeze you in if you are in an emergency situation. We understand how frustrating it is when you need help immediately and the next available appointment isn’t until a week out.   

Call us in the morning, afternoon, or evening, seven days a week. (504) 496-0193

Recover & Reopen Your Business After a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Metairie

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Building up your own business is an extremely rewarding thing, but when it comes to the possibility of a natural disaster, the future is never certain. Many businesses are permanently derailed by disasters annually due to the difficult task of recovery—but thankfully, risks can be significantly mitigated by planning in advance for how you will recover.

Safety is always the top concern when it comes to preparing your business for the worst, but once your safety plans are in place, you can begin thinking about the physical recovery process. Handling insurance, restoration, communications and applying for disaster assistance can all work together to get your doors reopened faster so you can get back to business.

Get Your Doors Reopened Faster After a Disaster Strikes Your Business

Check in with your insurance and restoration providers. There are many things that might be covered on your commercial policy, but because each one differs, it is best to check with your provider to know for sure. Once you do this, it is time for the restoration to begin—contact your commercial restoration provider quickly so they can begin formulating a response for you.

Make customers aware of the recovery plan. It is smart to get in touch with your customers right away after a disaster so they are aware of what to expect. Social media can provide a simple way to reach people quickly, and can give you the chance to promote any ways that customers can support you during the closure, such as buying gift cards or pre-purchasing items online to help your revenue during a difficult time.

See what disaster assistance you qualify for. After an official disaster event is declared, there will be many resources available to business owners such as disaster recovery loans from the Small Business Administration. These loans tend to be easy to qualify for, carry low-interest rates and can be used for many different expenses that a business owner may incur throughout the recovery process.

If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.

Metairie's Advanced Technology and Techniques for Water Damage

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

What sets SERVPRO of Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Metairie home or business call us today!

Practicing Fire Prevention While Enjoying Winter Holidays | SERVPRO® of Metairie

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

House fires can occur at any time of the year and regardless of the weather—but during periods of cool weather in the winter, their likelihood is increased. Winter is the peak time for household fires based on reporting from the Red Cross. There are many reasons why house fires may occur, but many winter and holiday activities do increase the likelihood that a fire can occur.

Cooking accidents are always a top cause of fires, and people do tend to cook more when the weather turns cooler. Additionally, using space heaters, fireplaces and holiday decorations can all increase the risk of a house fire, too—here are some tips for how you can still enjoy these winter activities safely.

Enjoy Winter Activities While Keeping Your Fire Risk Low

Keep safe when cooking. Most frequently, household fires are caused by accidents surrounding cooking and baking—and with more people cooking holiday meals or baking winter treats, this is especially true during the cooler months. When in the kitchen, be very careful about where flammable objects are placed, never leave cooking food unattended and keep a fire extinguisher in the vicinity at all times, just in case.

Heat the house with proper precautions. A space heater is a great tool for knocking the chill out of the air, but it is important to always use them carefully as they are responsible for many fires every year. Any space heater should be equipped with safety features such as tip-over and overheating sensors, and never used around any flammable objects. If you are using a fireplace to heat your home, make sure your chimney has been inspected for the season and you practice all recommended fire-safe habits.

Decorate with care. Winter holiday decorations such as string lights are festive and fun, but they can introduce more dangers as well. Around 25% of fires of Christmas trees are started by decorations, but by checking your cords for wear and tear, unplugging everything when it will be unattended and safely plugging things into multiple outlets, you can greatly reduce the chances of this occurring.

If you have damage due to a house fire, you can depend on us to help. Contact us 24 hours a day to report damage and receive a quick response from our certified restoration technicians. Get in touch today.

A Guide for Picking the Right Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Metairie

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

large downed tree laying on top of light brown house Choosing the right restoration company is crucial to getting things back to normal. Call SERVPRO of Metairie to set up an appointment.

A storm’s impact on a neighborhood can be devastating. Not only is it emotionally stressful, but if there are severe damages, it can be even worse. The damages from storms have risen in cost in recent years due to damages becoming more severe as a whole. That is why we always advise having a plan in place for what to do and who to call in advance.

If you need storm restoration at your home or business, the company you choose will set the tone for the entire experience. A trustworthy company that can handle the work and be there for you whenever you need is a must to provide you with valuable peace of mind during a stressful time. Here are some tips for determining who to give your business to:

How to Decide Who to Give Your Business to for Storm Restoration

Check on their reputation. It is important to do your research before deciding on a restoration company to use. Not only is it a big decision, but the frequency of restoration scams is on the rise, meaning it is best to be cautious. When you do your research on us, you will find that we are active both in Metairie and in the restoration industry as a whole, and we are proud of our fantastic reputation.

Check on their plans for high demand. Unlike fire or general water damage, storm damage typically impacts a large area all at once, meaning the restoration services in the area can easily get swamped if they do not have a plan. Fortunately, we have a national SERVPRO® brand to back us, meaning we can call for backup whenever we need it in order to provide everyone with the same level of speed and service.

Check on their emergency response times. Getting your storm damage addressed quickly is not just for peace of mind—it is also essential to preventing more damage from happening. That is why we are here for you whenever you need us with our 247 emergency line. You can call us as soon as you discover damage, and we will make it out to you as quickly as possible to get the restoration process in motion.

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.

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!

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!

Is Mold Still An Issue In The Winter?

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold spores with SERVPRO logo Trust the experts at SERVPRO of Metairie for any of your Mold concerns.

Are you wondering if you really have to worry if you can get mold in the winter?

Turning up the heater in the colder months will keep you cozy and warm. However, did you know that this very warmth also creates the perfect environment for a colony of mold? These infestations are both unsightly and unhealthy and can make life truly miserable for those who have allergies to these organisms. A mold colony can also spread quickly and secretly within your walls, compromising their strength and making your home or business unsafe. Mold and mildew, have recognizable differences. Mildew has a flat surface and will appear powdery. It begins growing with white coloration and will become yellow, brown, or black over time, while mold can be a wide range of colors and will have a fluffy appearance. The spores for both are everywhere, even in the air we breathe, and their risk increases when winter arrives since mold and mildew would much rather be where it’s warm when it’s cold outside (just like us).

Here are some tips for mold prevention this winter:

  • Mold and mildew feed on any organic material. Old food, the rug on your kitchen floor, or wooden cupboards - it’s all fair game for these organisms. Make sure surfaces are kept clean and dry and don’t allow food to sit out and become moist and warm.
  • Moisture condenses when it comes into contact with a colder area, so you will most likely see mold or mildew on tile grout, windowsills, and baseboards during the colder months. Taking care of leaks and areas that collect water right away will be a big help in keeping mold from becoming part of the family.
  • Once a colony establishes itself you can’t ever get rid of it completely. Once the moisture, warmth, and food it needs are reintroduced it will simply start to grow again.
  • Windows, exterior doorways, skylights, and indoor plumbing that are not properly sealed will produce conditions that are attractive to mold colonies. 
  • Keeping the air dry in kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms will be a big help when it comes to preventing mold this winter. Running these fans during times when the air is moist will do wonders. You can also use dehumidifiers in your home to prevent mold from establishing itself; follow the established recommendations for keeping your home at the proper level of humidity for this purpose. 

Rest assured you actually don’t have to worry about mold in the winter, if you take the proper steps to prevent it from colonizing.

If you have any concerns or suspect mold growth call SERVPRO of Metairie, and allow us to put your mind to ease and solve your issue. 

Content Restoration

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO house logo with fire and water in the background Trust the professionals of SERVPRO N. Kenner Harahan & Lakeview to take care of your belongings!

Disaster occurring in your home is any homeowner’s biggest nightmare. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Metairie take the very BEST care of your personal belongings.

SERVPRO of Metairie 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 Metairie at (504)- 496-0193

Content Restoration

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO house logo with fire flames and water drops in the background SERVPRO of Metairie cares not only about our customers, but their special belongings too.

Disaster occurring in your home is any homeowner’s biggest nightmare. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Metairie to take the very BEST care of your personal belongings.

SERVPRO of Metairie offers 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 Metairie at (504)- 496-0193

Mold Damage Issues In Metairie

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Problem in Metairie? Call SERVPRO for Remediation "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers for Metairie Area Homes Effective Mold Remediation

Typical weather conditions in Metairie can place homeowners at risk of mold growth and subsequent damage. Seasonal weather patterns, including hurricanes and tropical storms, increase the potential for damp and possibly flooded conditions within local residences. We frequently see mold proliferation because of these circumstances, but we have strategies to remediate any mold growth that occurs and to combat the wetness fueling it.
 
Mold damage remediation in the Metairie area is a commonly requested service for our restoration business. The community’s location near Lake Pontchartrain exacerbated by the yearly average of over 70 percent humidity makes for very moist conditions even without severe weather. Mold spores grow within 24 to 48 hours when they absorb water, and the moisture necessary does not need to be in puddles or droplets. Water vapor in the air of your home exceeding 60 percent humidity is enough to start a mold colony on a steep growth curve.
 
SERVPRO follows EPA guidelines to contain and remove active colonies, using physical barriers and professional equipment like negative pressure air scrubbers to filter and vent airborne mold particles. Mold spreads quickly when disturbed, and we counsel our customers to seek expert assistance rather than use do it yourself remedies. Our technicians employ proven EPA registered disinfectants to sanitize areas cleared of mold, and HEPA-equipped vacuums to eradicate lingering particles on surfaces.
 
Our SERVPRO mold remediation team trains not only to locate, but also contain, and remove the microbial infestations endured by our customers. We work relentlessly as well to find the source of moisture and offer practical and effective advice on how to minimize water in any form so molds cannot continue to grow. Roofs and gutters contribute to excess moisture if not in good repair. Even tiny plumbing leaks can mean significant mold problems if ignored. Flooding events after major storms must be remediated fast, or the mold grows within just a couple of days. High indoor humidity must be lowered and then maintained at 45 percent or less for the best outcome per our training and experience.
 
SERVPRO of Metairie employs only thoroughly trained mold remediators and uses the industry’s best practices to remediate and then help prevent future mold growth. Call us at (504) 468-3046 for a consultation with one of our expert mold abatement specialists.

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Our Crew Is Here To Help After A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Metairie

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

In an emergency, contact SERVPRO of Metairie at (504) 496-0193 for immediate assistance.

Our Metairie Rapid Response Team Can Help You With Flood Damage In Your Property

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 the is Flood Damage in 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 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 provides technicians with everything they need to restore items rather than replace them.

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

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SERVPRO Is Ready To Restore Your Metairie Home 24/7

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts are available and ready to restore your home after a fire.

WHY SERVPRO is a Relievable Service Provider in Fire Damage Restoration in Metairie

If you are wondering WHY SERVPRO is the ideal place to get help after a fire damage experience, then we have the fact for you. Restoring your home after fire damage can certainly be a daunting task. For that reason, the services of our experts come in handy towards ensuring that your property is in better shape after the disaster. To ensure that you enjoy the best service, we have an able team of highly skilled and experienced technicians. Besides, our technicians are equipped with the latest equipment to enable them to complete the restoration process impeccably. We strive to return you Metairie property to its preloss condition.

At SERVPRO, we believe no fire damage event in Metairie is too big or too small, so we give each incident the seriousness it deserves. That has seen us successfully restore numerous properties that have experienced fire damage. Our capacity as one of the leading service providers can be attributed to our excellent service delivery. Our professionals are always ready to provide solutions to each problem. Moreover, our technicians possess the necessary skills that help us to provide satisfactory restoration services – which is made possible by the regular training we attend to ensure our service delivery is in line with the latest trends.

Being a revered restoration company, SERVPRO adheres to the recommended restoration practices to keep our service delivery strictly professional. Our services are readily available round the clock, and this is possible courtesy of our 24-hour services. Also, our services are available to both commercial and residential properties. We have a large team and enough equipment to deliver the best services irrespective of the disaster size.

SERVPRO of Metairie is no doubt the best bet when it comes to restoring your property after it experiences water, fire, mold, or flood damage. Contact us at (208) 466-5000 at any time of the day and have the problem fixed.

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In Metairie, Understanding the Nature of Smoke and Heat Simplify Fire Damage Cleanup

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why Should a Metairie Home Suffer Fire & Smoke Damage? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Why You Need SERVPRO To Restore Fire Damaged Homes in Metairie

Metairie residents are very familiar with the effects water has on their homes and other property. Fire is, fortunately, a much lesser known problem for most of us. The effects fire has on the same property can be far more damaging and often more difficult to clean and remove.
 
Restoring Metairie homes with fire damage requires special knowledge. So why SERVPRO? Our teams train extensively with a large inventory of equipment and cleaning agents to return as much structural and personal property to its pre-fire condition as possible.
 
Since items physically touched by the flames are often damaged past repair, our efforts center on the property covered by residues left by the smoke. Dry or wet, residues are often the majority of the restorable damage for our work teams.
 
When a fire burns fast and hot, the smoke contains fewer aerosols such as varnishes; it naturally leaves a drier, powdery residue. It also stains surfaces less deeply than wet ones, and the odor is far less noticeable as well. All of this makes each piece of furniture or a ceiling panel covered in them easier to clean.
 
SERVPRO technicians can use dry sponges to remove most of these residues. If the layer is thick, they apply either water or a mild cleaning agent to break them away from the item. For hard surfaces and carpets, they also have the option of using commercial grade vacuums to draw off of the surfaces.
 
A fire that burns slow and at a lower temperature generates smoke with more aerosols, leaving wet residues on surfaces. That means the fire consumed a much larger amount of varnishes, solvents, and other liquids. A slower fire moves air less quickly, which gives the smoke more opportunity to find its way into cracks and crevices in the property. The odor is much stronger as well.
 
Removing these residues requires stronger cleaning agents, and brushes rather than sponges to remove them from most surfaces. For some stone surfaces, the crevices are deep enough that technicians must use a stiff, metal brush to dig out the residues or even grind the surface down to remove them.
 
At SERVPRO of Metairie, our goal is to return every possible item to a clean and usable condition, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (504) 496-0193 to begin the restoration process. We are here for you.

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Timing Is Very Important When Dealing With Fire Damage To Your Metairie Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Once the blaze gets extinguished, it is wise to call in a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO immediately.

Metairie's Fire Damage Experts Talk About The Importance Of Prompt Service

Many owners are unaware of the risk that their Metairie house will suffer from a burn-related issue someday. According to the American Red Cross, dwelling fire damage is one of the most common types of disasters someone can suffer at their home. The organization's website states that more than 30 people every day suffer injuries related to home blazes. Things burning inside personal residences account for over seven billion dollars in property claims each year. Once the blaze gets extinguished, it is wise to call in a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO immediately.

Just like any disaster situation, if the issues are not dealt with right away, secondary problems can begin to develop. Our SERVPRO team provides fast 24/7 service to you when you call us to handle your fire damage situation in Metairie. We know that the longer soot residues stay on surfaces, the more likely they are to cause permanent issues. In some cases, if soils and soot do not get removed from certain surfaces, they may become impossible to clean. If the problems do not get mitigated by professionals promptly, burnt smells can linger and become difficult to remove.

As soon as our SERVPRO team arrives at your residence, we begin the initial test cleaning and estimate process. During this stage, our estimator test cleans affected surfaces inside your building to see to test their cleanability. We then use this testing to determine which of your building materials and contents we can clean and which items will need to be replaced.

Once we get work authorization to begin and we figure out which items we are going to attempt to save by cleaning and refinishing, our highly trained team begins the mitigation process. We start by removing any burnt objects that we know we cannot repair. Next, we remove and clean any remaining soils and soot residues with specialized chemicals. Lastly, we conduct deodorization procedures that rid the structure of unpleasant aromas. If you ever notice fire or smoke-related issues inside your house, call SERVPRO of Metairie at (504) 496-0193 seven days a week.

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

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

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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