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What Do I Do About Water Leaks Damaging My Kitchen?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking plumbing under a kitchen sink Water drips lead to water damage in a Houma kichen cabinet. Don't Watie! Call SERVPRO

Savvy Houma Homeowners Use SERVPRO for Water Removal

It is easy to ignore a slow dripping leak under the kitchen sink from the supply line to the dishwasher. It frequently seems like only a humidity slick at the bottom of the cabinet. It is not a lot of water, so a homeowner might think that simply wiping up the spill is sufficient. Houma homeowners know, however, that any type of water damage requires investigation and action.

What Are Some of the Real Problems When a Water Leak Occurs in Your Houma Kitchen?

Wiping up a spill from a leaking pipe rarely resolves water seepage problems.  The hidden drip grows. The water quietly pools under the sink, becomes a puddle, and flows onto the linoleum kitchen floor.  Only after you slip on the slick in front of the sink, do you open the cabinet door.  There you discover a large puddle and a very wet back wall inside the cabinet. You decide it is now time to call SERVPRO, a nationwide company with 50 plus years’ expertise in water extraction and water removal

How Is the Damp Wall Behind the Sink and in the Cabinet Dried?

SERVPRO’s certified technicians can ensure that the moisture content of the walls and cabinets are restored to standard levels. The team can take measurements with moisture meters and infrared cameras. They can utilize a variety of equipment to get rid of the water and dry out walls and floors, thus preventing potential secondary water damage.  This equipment may include:                                                                                                                           

  • Light wands and wet/vacs
  • Squeegees and mops
  • Air movers to expedite evaporation
  • Dehumidifiers to capture the water vapor

Removal and extraction by these experts make it seem, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is available 24/7 to mitigate water damage to your home.  Contact us at (850) 469-1160 for help

How Do I Reduce Fire Risk in My New Orleans Craft Brewery?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Teams Can Remove Commercial Fire Damage from New Orleans Facilities

New Orleans craft brewery owners should know that there has been an average of two US craft brewery fires a month since December 2018. While beer and other low alcohol content beverages are not very flammable, the presence of heat, electronics, and dust can create the perfect environment for a fire to ignite.

If a manufacturing-related disaster necessitates commercial fire damage restoration for your New Orleans business, SERVPRO technicians are trained in fire damage mitigation techniques. Both technicians and franchise owners are knowledgeable about best practices for handling fire damage, including cleanup for fire suppression efforts.

What Do Brewery Insurance Companies Recommend for Fire Safety?

    •    Make sure that boilers and kettles are separated from your facilities with a commercial-grade fire break.
    •    Ensure that dust from grain milling is kept in a contained area to prevent dust explosions.
    •    Ventilation is key to preserving safety as well as indoor air quality.
    •    Make sure smoke alarms, fire monitors, and sprinkler systems are operational and to code. Have a system prepared for easy relaying of fire alerts to your local fire department.

How Does SERVPRO Eliminate Fire Damage Residues from My Business?

SERVPRO technicians focus first on removing unsalvageable debris to lessen the spread of soils and odors before focusing on cleaning of surfaces and structures. Technicians start with dry cleaning light residue accumulation before mitigating heavier soiling with an alkaline cleaning agent.

Machinery and electronics require extensive cleaning to prevent soot residues from becoming acidic in the presence of moisture. To prevent this corrosion, SERVPRO can assist you in finding a licensed brewery maintenance specialist.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank ensures that disaster-affected businesses look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (504) 348-7526 to begin the mitigation process.

Can I Clean My Flood-Damaged Home Myself?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Home in flood water After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

Floodwaters Almost Always Contain Hazardous Contaminants, So Flood-Damaged Homes in New Orleans Should Only Be Cleaned and Remediated by Trained Professionals.

As New Orleans residents know, much of the area is below sea level and prone to flooding. High average year-round rainfalls, coupled with the effects of seasonal tropical storms and hurricanes, only exacerbate the city’s risk of flooding. In fact, just fifteen years ago, “The Big Easy” was the site of one of the most costly hurricanes in U.S. history when Hurricane Katrina passed through. The storm killed well over a thousand people and did tens of billions of dollars in damage. Area flood damage cleaning and remediation services, like SERVPRO, are well-equipped to handle these extreme storm-related clean-ups.       

What Exactly Makes Floodwaters So Dangerous to Clean Up?

New Orleans flood damage clean-up companies classify floodwaters as “black water,” or water that is unsanitary. These waters flow overland, picking up all kinds of contaminants like:

Hazardous chemicals

Dead bodies

Human waste

Soils containing harmful elements

Most of these materials carry disease-causing microbes or toxic compounds, which makes them extremely harmful to humans. Floodwaters are so dangerous that those removing it from homes must wear professional-grade personal protective equipment (PPE). Therefore, homeowners with flood-damaged homes should not try to clean and remediate their residences on their own.

What Gear Does SERVPRO Technicians Use to Remove Floodwaters and Restore My Home?

As previously noted, special equipment is necessary when dealing with flood damage. This equipment comes in the form of PPE, specialized remediation tools, and chemical treatment agents. Some of this gear includes:

Full-body suits, boots, rubber gloves, protective eyewear, and respirators with P100 vapor cartridges

Truck-mounted and portable water extractors, submersible pumps, desiccant, and refrigerant dehumidifiers, high-powered box fans and air movers, injectidry systems, and thermal and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers

EPA-approved antimicrobials (that kill fungi, viruses, and bacteria), agents that attach to troublesome particles and remove them from the air, chemicals that reduce humidity and stop or slow microbial growth

These professional-grade resources enable SERVPRO technicians to safely and effectively deal with almost any kind of flood damage imaginable.

How Does SERVPRO Clean and Restore Flood-Damaged Homes?

Trained and experienced in cleaning up after floods, SERVPRO’s experts follow a time-tested procedure to sanitize and repair your residence. This process involves:

Removing standing water with extractors and submersible pumps

Pressure washing damaged structural elements and spraying EPA-approved disinfectants on affected surfaces when entering your house

Cleaning up and appropriately discarding any floodwater debris

Evaluating structural elements and contents for salvageability (porous materials cannot be salvaged and must be professionally disposed of)

Disposing of impacted carpeting and padding

Putting into place a network of dehumidifiers, air movers, and injectidry systems to dry your home’s interiors, even the most difficult-to-access areas

 Using state-of-the-art foggers to inject commercial-grade disinfectants, antifungals, and deodorants into all parts of your home

After we complete our work, your home should look like it never even experienced the effects of flooding.

Considering the nature of New Orleans and its long history of being severely impacted by storm waters, residents should be well-prepared for the likelihood that one-day such issues could impact their properties. Always pay attention to weather forecasts and properly prepare before all predicted severe storms. Remain alert and be pro-active when it seems like the threat of flooding is present. Before any storm, you should make sure your roof and drainage system are clean and in good working order. If threats are severe enough and call for it, you should shut off your utilities to prevent further damage after flooding, repair and seal any foundation issues, board up all windows and openings with plywood, and strategically place sandbags around your house to divert floodwaters.

With all that said, sometimes you simply cannot avoid suffering flood damage. When you do experience the effects of a flood, it is important to remain calm, but also to act fast to resolve the resulting problems. Remember, though; you should never attempt to remediate the effects of flooding yourself. Floodwaters usually contain various contaminants, like human waste and toxic chemicals, that could endanger your health. Moreover, it often takes experienced experts to determine what can be saved and what should be discarded. Keeping beloved items and furnishings that have been impacted by floodwaters could be harmful to your health. Therefore, you need professional assistance from trained and experienced professionals, like SERVPRO, to safely handle flood damage.                

Stay alert and always adequately prepare for potential flooding. If floodwaters ever impact you, contact a professional service to help you. If you ever need assistance cleaning and restoring your flood-damaged home, contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526.  

Is It Possible to Remove These Awful Odors After a Fire?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Improves Air Quality in Your New Orleans Home While Also Deodorizing After Fire Damage

Even with the smallest fire in your home, the destruction can be immense. Along with the damage comes soot and smoke residue that settles throughout various spaces in your home. Calling SERVPRO for fire restoration helps ensure that odors are gone and that your interior is  “Like it never even happened.” All you need to do is give us a phone call, and we send a team to your location in as little as four hours so that we can get started.

What Do You Use to Eradicate Smoke Odors?

We have a broad range of EPA-registered agents and industrial-strength equipment that allows us to execute prompt, reliable restoration of your fire damage in New Orleans. When we get started, some of the tools that we use include:

  •   Thermal Fogging Equipment
  •   Hydroxyl Generators
  •   Ozone Generators

How Do Ozone Generators Work?

An ozone generator is an excellent tool to use for deodorization after a fire loss. They work by splitting oxygen molecules into single atoms so that they can bond with untouched oxygen compounds. This forms a new molecular structure that shares the molecules that make up oxygen, making it easier for them to bond with odor molecules and then neutralize them.

It is important to note that ozone generators are not always ideal in all situations. They are best used in an empty home so that the breathable air alteration is in no way dangerous to family members or pets. Our team uses them for deodorization if the fire has displaced your family, otherwise, we utilize alternative deodorization methods.

Do you need help removing tough odors after fire damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526 to have a team deployed 24/7 for emergency service.

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Who Can I Call for Water Cleanup After a Dishwasher Overflow in New Orleans?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in home SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank provides mitigation services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle Water Cleanup in New Orleans Homes 24/7

Dishwasher overflows can be both sudden and overwhelming for many New Orleans homeowners to tackle. All it takes is a cracked or loose gasket to pour water all over your kitchen floors. Without fast action, this moisture can affect kitchen tile grout, saturate subfloors, and potentially create a thriving environment for mold.

If a kitchen appliance failure leads to water cleanup for your New Orleans residence, SERVPRO technicians are a phone call away from extracting water, drying spaces, and removing odors at any time of the night or day, including holidays and weekends.

How Does SERVPRO Detect Water Damage?

SERVPRO’s moisture measurement tools are varied and sophisticated. Measuring water in and on surfaces is necessary for a variety of mitigation tasks, including:

    •    Formulating a plan for structural drying.
    •    Calculating placement of air movers and dehumidifiers.
    •    Evaluating surfaces during structure and contents drying.
    •    Inspecting surfaces after drying has finished ensures that drying goals have been achieved.

A scientific approach to cleanup during every step of the process is necessary for adhering to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards while minimizing potential property losses for homeowners.

How SERVPRO Restores Structures in Your Kitchen

Different surfaces require different treatments to ensure thorough water removal. Drywall and cabinetry may require small holes to facilitate drying inside cavities. Carpeting outside of your kitchen can undergo thorough extraction with rovers, rubber suction pads, or extraction wands.

Technicians can even address hard-to-reach areas like saturated subfloors and leaks behind your dishwasher or cabinetry with portable extraction modalities and EPA-registered antimicrobials. Kitchen tiles may require specialized grout cleaners to remove staining from water damage.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank provides mitigation services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (504) 348-7526 to have a team at your home within hours.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in New Orleans, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank today at (504) 348-7526 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Seeking Experienced Restoration Technician

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Job Description

SERVPRO is immediately hiring Experienced Water and Fire Restoration Technician / Remediation Technician.

We're seeking a restoration technician who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, meeting new people, with excellent communication skills, and who is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self- motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment.


Benefits for the Technician position include (but are not limited to):

  • Competitive compensation
  • Overtime after 40 hours/week
  • Bonus pay for on-call response
  • Unlimited resources to education of field
  • We will pay for your certifications & education

REQUIREMENTS of Water Remediation Technician:

Requirements for the Water Damage Technician position include:

  • Interior demolition experience
  • Organized persons with positive attitude;
  • Good communication skills with ability to work as a team;
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, including adhering to safety requirements and the SERVPRO job process
  • Respectful of others, including co-workers and customers;
  • Dependable and on-time;
  • Driver's license and clean driving record;
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and in good physical health;
  • Willing to undergo random drug screening and a background check;
  • Availability on rotating schedule for on-call emergency response after hours and on weekends, with overtime and bonus pay ;
  • A sense of urgency to respond quickly to people who are in need of the services we offer.

Regardless of prior experience, all employees will undergo the proper training for safety and techniques used in the work in both residential and commercial settings, including:

  • Fire damage restoration, including cleaning walls, floors, furniture, and interior contents;
  • Water damage restoration, including pump outs, water extraction, dehumidification, and drying;
  • Mold remediation, including, demolition, cleaning

SERVPRO specializes in disaster cleanup. We are family owned and operated company. As the premier provider of these services we are seeking highly motivated water damage technicians to perform water/ fire damage mitigation & clean up, among many other services we offer. This is a full time position for hard working Water Damage Technicians who will be working with Crew Chiefs and fellow Water Damage Technicians to recover/ restore personal property.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Depending on Experience

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Cleaning Up Flooding In My New Orleans Property- Where To Start?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

A neighborhood with standing water. When it comes to storm related water damage, SERVPRO knows best.

Start by calling SERVPRO when it comes to your flood damage New Orleans.

Flooding in Louisiana is a common issue. To recoup as much of the losses as possible, shut off the source of the flooding, turn off electricity at the mains, and evacuate the property. Contacting your insurance provider and arranging professional restoration services here in New Orleans can help you recover losses quickly.

How does flooding occur and who is responsible?

Most floods are the result of natural forces. Homeowners with flood damage in New Orleans tend to be the victims of storm fallout and other natural sources. However, some property flooding may occur from internal plumbing issues. The source of flooding can be relevant to some insurance providers, so you should ensure you have coverage for both internal and external causes. It is frequently up to the homeowner to arrange for a restoration company who can then work with your insurance adjuster to bring the home back to its original condition. 

How can I reduce the damages of a nearby road overflow?

Road overflows can occur when drainage or sewer systems become overloaded. The resulting water can reach your private property causing substantial harm. Reporting the issue to the local council can help your property's recovery because the source of water can be shut off. In the meantime, you may want to focus your efforts on blocking water intrusion. You can achieve this by sealing doorways or other entry points as well as moving items to the upper level. 

What can emergency mitigation procedures help to prevent permanent losses during a flood?

- Shutting off or neutralizing the source of water entering the property

- Sealing or blocking potential points of entry into the home

- Extracting of large bodies of water in an efficient manner

- Securing the property against unlawful trespass

- In some situations, pre-cleaning of property materials like carpeting can be beneficial and prevent soiling from settling into materials

- Moving furniture out of harm's way including blocking furniture to raise it above the standing water level

How can I tell if my home is suffering structural flood damage or could potentially collapse?

Tell-tale signs of severe flooding issues may include sagging of ceilings or floors in the property. There may also be signs of significant stress in jointing, although we may need to demolish sections of drywall to assess the framework in your home correctly. Waterlogging can occur when standing water migrates below floors but becomes trapped inside the cavity. The additional weight and water pressure can exert a massive amount of pressure, which can lead to structural collapse. SERVPRO technicians inspect the subfloor thoroughly during scoping inspections to ensure that water is extracted from these pressure points. 

How can you help to reduce the damage to my contents?

While the structure may be the immediate concern in flood restoration, we also pay close attention to your possessions. In severely affected properties, SERVPRO can enact a pack out or move out procedure. Move-outs involve gathering data on the condition of all your possessions before professionally moving them to a secure storage facility. At our storage facility, we can then perform advanced restoration on possessions.

What are external contents restoration services available for severely flooded homes?

- Dry cleaning of sensitive fabrics or materials in the home

- Special restoration services, including document drying, electronic restoration services, mechanical washing, and immersion cleaning.

- Deodorization as well as disinfecting of fabrics

- Appropriate drying of all items to prevent mold growth or other microbial issues

How can you protect my home from secondary damages after flooding?

Preventing secondary harm after a flood relies on making sure that structural restoration is thorough. Many building materials in the home are porous and can absorb harmful floodwaters. Our technicians can perform controlled demolition of building materials such as areas of drywall exposed to floodwater. By ventilating the cavities behind drywall, we can eliminate the conditions needed for microbial bacteria to grow. Using air-moving equipment as well as taking regular moisture content analysis, we can ensure that cavities are appropriately dry before re-installation of clean building materials.

What are the stages of flood restoration?

- Emergency mitigation to reduce or prevent further damages including water extraction, building board-ups, and inspections

- Cleaning and disinfecting the affected area 

- Setting up a drying procedure to prevent mold growth and return your home to a habitable condition

- Deodorizing the property thoroughly using misters, foggers, pellets and spray-on deodorants

- Treating the property with anti-microbial chemicals

- Performing restoration on the property to return it to its preloss condition

Flooding can occur rapidly and often be beyond the homeowner's control. Using a specialist restoration service can help to save you losses in the short, medium, and long-term. Our technicians are experienced practitioners of water restoration with the correct equipment to ensure we complete our work on time and budget. 

If your property falls victim to road overflow or storm-related flooding, contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526.

How Do I Make Sure My Home is s Clean After a Water Spill?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood and mold growth Water damage leads to mold growth. Be sure and check for leaks within your home.

SERVPRO Restoration Professionals Thoroughly Disinfect Your New Orleans Home  

New Orleans residents are no strangers to dealing with cleaning after water damage. Between the humid climate and flooding, a bathroom water leak does not pose a significant problem if dealt with immediately. With any water damage, the longer you wait, the more problematic it may become. We understand that technicians must use proper antimicrobials to sanitize and disinfect your home. 

Do Specialists Keep Mold from Growing?  

SERVPRO Technicians Use Appropriate Cleaning Techniques and Products to Ensure Cleanliness 

Water cleanup in your New Orleans home does not merely involve a bucket and mop. It is vital with bathroom leaks to identify the type of water and determine the best way to clean the area. Although gray and black water is more likely to grow mold, even clean water can grow mold when the conditions are right. Antimicrobial cleaners such as fungistats and mildewstats limit or stop microorganisms from growing. 

What are the Categories of Water? 

  • Category 1: Clean water like tap water
  • Category 2: Gray water like urine overflow from a commode or dirty dishwater 
  • Category 3: Blackwater may have feces, chemicals, or flood water 

What Conditions Foster Mold Growth? 

  • Moisture: Mold thrives in a moist environment with humidity over 65%; for this reason, it is best to lower humidity levels under 60% quickly.
  • Food Source: Mold uses organic materials such as wood, drywall, natural fibers, and even dirt as food.
  • Temperature: Mold grows in a variety of temperatures, typically from 68 degrees to 86 degrees, although it can grow in colder or warmer temperatures.

Always consider the possibility of long-term adverse effects if spilled water is allowed to soak into the organic matter within your home. Especially, undetected leaks that continue to accumulate. The degradation of fixtures and content compounds by introducing microbial growth, reducing the health and safety of your family. Our team can not only remove water and moisture but also inspect to ensure that your home does not allow further damage from unwanted water leaks and drips.  

For 24/7 help with water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526. 

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Is My Property Endangered by Pathogens after Flooding?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

air movers drying flooded closet New Orleans homeowners rely on SERVPRO for sanitizing and disinfecting after storm damages.

Floodwater in New Orleans Brings Organisms and Waste into Your Home

The rise in bodies of water around your New Orleans home can be a threat to your health. As soon as water overflows and floods your basement or garage, you should assume that bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are now in your home, and you must disinfect as quickly as possible. A professional team is your best option in getting rid of any biohazard.

Who can help?

When flood removal assistance in New Orleans are needed, we are at your service. At SERVPRO, we focus on being available to you around the clock and bring our expertise and knowledge into your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of relying on store-bought cleaners, even though they can be insufficient to control the growth of microorganisms.

Can I save my furniture after a flood?

Our SERVPRO team can help you sort through your furniture and belongings and make a decision regarding what to keep and what to discard. Generally speaking, any porous surfaces that absorb water and bacteria quickly, such as upholstery, carpets, and textiles, may need to be removed from your home. Despite our professional approach, these items may allow bacteria to reproduce and disseminate throughout your home. Other surfaces may be safe once we apply industry best practices to sanitize them. Some of the tools and techniques in our war chest include-

  • Cleaning and disinfecting solutions approved by the EPA
  • PPE-personal protective equipment to safeguard workers and occupants
  • Containment barriers to help prevent cross-contamination

Our technicians know the importance of extracting floodwaters in your home and following the removal with appropriate disinfecting and sanitizing treatment. We strongly advise that you allow us to apply the necessary products to help protect you and your loved ones from health hazards.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans West Bank is your partner after a flood. Call us at (504) 348-7526 and let us work with you in keeping your home safe. Together, we can leave it "Like it never even happened."