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Leaks Do Not Stand a Chance Against Our Team of Water Damage Specialists in New Orleans

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

servpro drying equipment With our advanced drying equipment SERVPRO offers excellent water damage mitigation for our New Orleans customers

Water Damage Caused by In-Wall Leaks in New Orleans

It started with a small drip when the seal of a pipe failed. The drip happened every time the water was used, and it slowly destroyed the interior wall causing water damage before it was even noticed. Once the water has seeped through the drywall announcing the problem, there can already be multiple issues happening, from warping wood to mold growth. SERVPRO can work with you to reverse this situation in the most expedient manner possible.

Water Clean Up

As soon as the leak is repaired, SERVPRO can go to work for you cleaning up the water damage in your New Orleans home. Beginning at the source and moving outward, our technicians will carefully inspect the walls and floors because carpet padding can spread water, carpeted areas to determine the scale of the damage from the leak.

Water-stained walls sometimes make the problem look worse than it is. Your SERVPRO technician can ascertain how severe the leak is and quickly devise the fastest course of action to mitigate initial and prevent secondary damage to your home. This can include the removal of objects and possessions affected by water and unsalvageable building materials. Our team can create a customized drying plan that will remove water and handle any residual dampness in the wall area, inhibit the growth of harmful mold and keep your restoration expenses down.

Equipment for Water Damage Restoration

Using air movers is one way our team can effectively dry the room quickly. Correct placement of the air mover in the space is crucial to expediting the removal of residual moisture and drying the walls, floors, and objects as fast as possible.

When you notice a leak, the clock starts ticking to mitigate the consequences on your property. Water damage needs to be addressed quickly. The highly-trained technicians of SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank are ready to assist you to stop leaks and reduce the damage caused by water in your home with our state-of-the-art equipment and drying techniques. Call us at (504) 348-7526 to reach our 24-hour service line.

Why Does Mold Remediation of Your New Orleans Business Need SERVPRO Professionals?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

female holding a mold sign Your New Orleans office and employees are safe from mold with SERVPRO's exceptional remediation service

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Fast and Safe Mold Mitigation of New Orleans Commercial Spaces

The discovery of mold at your place of business needs immediate intervention by SERVPRO professionals. If mold remediation of your New Orleans property is ignored or delayed, it can have disastrous consequences leading to business interruptions and monetary losses. Unmitigated mold can cause severe structural damage and cause health effects to people working on the premises and customers and suppliers.

SERVPRO technicians have years of experience in mold remediation of New Orleans commercial properties. Our technicians understand the biology of mold and adhere to the standards outlined in ANSI/IICRC S520 guidelines for mold mitigation. SERVPRO mold specialists develop a strategy based on the type of mold and the extent of the damage. Different kinds of mold can damage your New Orleans place of business differently. Knowing the common types of fungi that can grow on your property can help you be more vigilant and seek SERVPRO's help before the problem gets out of hand.

Common Types of Molds SERVPRO Remediators Encounter in New Orleans Commercial Structures

Five types of mold commonly affect commercial establishments in New Orleans-

  • Aspergillus- Propagates indoors quite commonly. Known to produce hazardous compounds called mycotoxins that can cause health effects.
  • Cladosporium- Also quite commonly found indoors during attic mold removal, the colonies appear olive green or brown.
  • Ulocladium- Commonly found in damp places such as showers, tubs, dishwashers, or places that have chronically leaking plumbing. SERVPRO techs commonly encounter it during restroom mold removal.
  • Serpula- Generally found on wooden structures. It can thrive in low moisture and destroy wood (dry rot) quickly.
  • Stachybotrys- Also known as black mold, grows in damp places and is associated with poor indoor air quality, though this species is not any more dangerous to your health than others.

Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526 for safe and effective mold remediation.

Why a Damage and Risk Assessment Are Priority Number One after Fire Damage in Your New Orleans Home

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

fire insurance form and pen SERVPRO provides New Orleans homeowners with fire damage cleanup and restoration. We follow your fire insurance guidelines

Fire Damage Restoration for New Orleans

After a disaster impacts your New Orleans home, you might have difficulty accessing the property for damage assessment on your own. Additionally, many homeowners lack the training and restoration industry skills to determine what can get saved and what has become irreparably damaged. After a structure fire occurs, for example, there are many points of your property that might require demolition and reconstruction and even some contents and materials that can get preserved with the proper attention and concentrated restoration efforts from our experienced team.

Once fire damage has occurred in your New Orleans property, it is often unsafe for untrained individuals to enter the premises without a thorough inspection and risk assessment. Our SERVPRO team has extensive training in identifying potential hazards and working quickly to make it safer for our technicians in your house and other individuals that might need access to the home as well, such as your insurance adjuster.

House Fire Clean Up

Among the chief concerns of our professionals arriving at a fire-damaged property is structural failures and collapse. Our estimator and other trained technicians can safely assess the integrity of the structural components to determine what areas require immediate demolition. This keeps our team safe as they begin the mitigation process to remove affected contents from the property and work to restore indoor air quality.

This damage assessment of the property is a vital component that your insurance company requires when you file a claim. Our estimator can comprise documentation and photographic evidence of the work necessary to restore the home thoroughly, along with an estimated cost of the work to get done. With our fast response to emergencies, homeowners should call our SERVPRO team first to prepare the correct information to expedite the claims approval process.

After a fire occurs in your home, you cannot safely assess the damage and determine the necessary work to restore the property on your own. Our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank rapid response team can arrive quickly to begin our mitigation work and the necessary steps to help you secure your claim. Give us a call anytime you need us at (504) 348-7526.

Why is SERVPRO in New Orleans Considered First Responders to Storm Damage from Storms

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Offers Flood Damage Response to Extreme Weather Events in New Orleans

New Orleans seems to receive more than its share of extreme weather events, including high winds, heavy rain, and flooding. Our low-lying areas are prone to flooding, and even a relatively small storm can cause localized flooding in neighborhoods across the city.

SERVPRO maintains a fleet of trucks and equipment to respond to storm damage events in New Orleans, of any size. We are considered first responders to help homeowners and businesses board up their homes and business premises to protect their belongings from further damage. We also move possessions to dry areas after cleaning and drying to protect them from high moisture levels.

We call on franchises across the state and the country for assistance during extreme weather events. Boarding up a home prevents further damage from wind and rain. We can help manage 3rd party contractor’s complete repairs to your home, in addition to removing water and drying flooded areas of the structure.

Call SERVPRO for storm damage assistance for your home or business:

  • Emergency Services Water Damage
  • Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal
  • Water Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for flood damage in New Orleans and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (504) 348-7526.

Does SERVPRO Remove Smoke Odors After a Fire in New Orleans Homes?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

fire line Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

SERVPRO Offers Fire and Smoke Odor Remediation to New Orleans Residents

Many fires originate in the kitchen while residents are cooking food. Grease accidentally spilled on to hot elements or cooking food left unattended can ignite, introducing oily smoke throughout the kitchen and to other areas of the home. Most fires are contained near the cooking area. The damage from smoke odors is more difficult to remove.

SERVPRO responds to fire events in New Orleans, providing fire damage and smoke damage restoration 24/7. We base our fast response plan on the knowledge that our clients are distressed over the fire. They are also concerned about the disruption to their lives. And by taking action quickly, smoke odors are much easier to remove.

After assessing the situation, the first step is to remove any fire-damaged odor-causing materials. We record these items and arrange for proper disposal. Next, we complete a house fire cleanup of all surfaces that may have smoke residues using the appropriate cleaning agents and methods for the type of fire. When we are finished, your home will be restored to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO can help clients with:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Damage Remediation
  • Fire Damage Repairs

Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for fire damage restoration in New Orleans and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (504) 348-7526.

How Do I Repair Burst Pipes in the Ceiling of My New Orleans Commercial Business?

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians When water invades your property, call in the experts at SERVPRO for water cleanup and restoration services right away.

Does SERVPRO Provide Ceiling Repairs from Water Damage in New Orleans?

New Orleans has approximately 390 thousand people and is part of the greater New Orleans metropolitan area with a total population of 1,270 thousand people. The city, founded in 1718 by French Colonists, is well known for different music, Creole cuisine, and unique dialects. There are annual celebrations held annually, with the best known being Mardi Gras. The city is also well known for flooding from storms due to low-lying land and poor drainage. Several hurricanes (Katrina in 2005) have severely challenged the city.

New Orleans offers many activities for residents and visitors to participate in and enjoy. We have included a few of the popular activities in and around the city for your consideration:

  • Bourbon Street / French Quarter
  • The National WWII Museum
  • Garden District
  • Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans City Park
  • Jackson Square
  • Preservation Hall
  • Audubon Zoo
  • Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras
  • St Louis Cemetery No. 1

Bourbon Street / French Quarter

The French Quarter, which includes Bourbon Street, is one of the most historic neighborhoods in New Orleans. There are modern boutiques, antique stores, old restaurants, galleries, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Madame Lalaurie’s mansion, and of course the curbside parties and parades along Bourbon St... At night Bourbon street comes alive with Creole music, great food in the many restaurants, and of course, the plastic tumblers that add to everyone’s good cheer.

The National WWII Museum

One of the top museums in the United States, the National WWII Museum offers American history in WWII, with many special exhibits, events, and 4D theater experience. There is a hotel as well as several restaurants on campus for your added enjoyment.

Garden District

The Garden District, or otherwise known as uptown, is a favorite place to visit away from the French Quarter. Visitors and residents can spend a day in the park relaxing with a picnic, visiting the zoo, riding a streetcar, or spending their free time at one of the many attractions.

With many beautiful mansions to see along the way, the Garden District offers the: Audubon Zoo, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the Audubon Park, George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, the Amistad Research Center, the Cool Zoo, the Fly, Gator run Lazy River, the Prytania Theater, Dixon Hall, Ashe Power House Theater and Paradigm Gardens.

St Louis Cemetery No. 1

You might wonder why you would include a cemetery on a list of things to do in New Orleans. However, when you consider this cemetery has been operating since 1789 and has been in continuous use since then, it is worth the visit. Take a tour of the cemetery to learn about the many famous people buried in above-ground vaults. St Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the final resting place for many thousands of famous and historical people.

How Quickly Can SERVPRO be Onsite to Help with Water Cleanup in New Orleans?

When there is a water leak from a burst pipe in a commercial building, it can bring all of your normal operations to a complete standstill. There are many concerns, including slips and falls, electrical dangers, damage to finished and unfinished goods, and even closure of your business.

With all of these concerns, SERVPRO appreciates how important it is to be onsite quickly for water cleanup and water damage restoration in New Orleans commercial buildings. That’s why we respond in less than 4 hours, and we are available 24/7. We make sure that your commercial operations can be back in operation as quickly as possible.

We can help repair burst pipes while we provide:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Restoration and make
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

Call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for water clean-up in New Orleans and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (504) 348-7526.

New Orleans Skilled Emergency Services Water Damage Repair

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from pipe Burst pipes can quickly damage your home. SERVPRO can restore any scope of water damage in your home.

Burst Pipes in New Orleans are no Match for SERVPRO – Call Our Crew When you Need Water Damage Repair!

If a pipe bursts in your New Orleans home, you need to ensure the water gets shut off as soon as possible. From there, you want to contact skilled water removal technicians (WRT) to handle water damage remediation. SERVPRO shines on all water clean up jobs, including pack-outs and amplified drying to cut the time for remediation in half.

When it comes to water damage repair in New Orleans, SERVPRO always looks to the latest trends and methods for getting our customers the best possible results. We use a range of equipment on different projects, including:

  • Free-standing pumps, truck-mounted extractors, and rovers to remove as much standing water as possible.
  • Thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors to ensure no hidden moisture gets left to fester, which leads to expensive secondary damage or the onset of mold.
  • Controlled demolition services and debris removal that helps us to make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Whether you need light cleanup and water damage repair or the project is extensive, we have the workforce and technology to get it done right the first time. Call us at SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank 24/7 at (504) 348-7526 so that we can dispatch a crew out as soon as possible.

Skilled Mold Removal is Best for Safety and Efficiency

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Mold damage on ceiling and wall South Louisiana has the ideal environment for mold growth. Call us to remediate your mold damaged business.

New Orleans Business Owners Can Count on SERVPRO for Prompt, Reliable Mold Removal and Remediation

Regardless of the business that you run, the sight of mold can cause panic and stress. Rather than handling the cleanup with DIY efforts, calling in our mold specialists at SERVPRO will yield better results. Because mold can cause potential health effects, you want a skilled team on the job to address all mildew and black mold growth.

Because mold can quickly spread from one room to the next, you need someone on-site with training to handle mold removal in New Orleans. Once you call us, we will send out a crew to begin the remediation process. This includes:

  • Establishing Containment – Keep all of the contamination in one zone by putting up containment barriers of plastic sheeting, using negative air pressure, and sealing off all HVAC vents.
  • Removing Mold Contamination – Including all porous materials with heavy contamination, cleaning all non-porous surfaces, and using vacuums with HEPA filtration to pull up loosened mold.
  • Cleaning of Dust and Settled Black Mold Spores – This includes cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces while moving in the negative air machinery direction.
  • Drying – Proper drying of your commercial space with air movers helps to dry the interior once it is safe to do so efficiently, which means making sure that the process will not spread the mold further.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is here for mold inspections, remediation, and removal. Call us at (504) 348-7526, and we will send out a crew to begin the necessary steps.

Did a Recent New Orleans Storm Cause Immense Flood Damage?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in storm damaged kitchen When this home was damaged by a storm, SERVPRO was there!

SERVPRO is Here for Help With Flood Damage and Restoration – Crews are Available 24/7 in New Orleans

There are plenty of things that come to mind when someone mentions New Orleans, Louisiana. The most notable would undoubtedly be the famous Mardi Gras celebrations and festivals that take place starting on Fat Tuesday each year, which is the Tuesday that falls before Ash Wednesday before Lent.

New Orleans, often fondly referred to as NOLA, is a consolidated city-parish that you will find located along the beautiful Mississippi River in the southeastern portion of Louisiana state. The city itself got named after the Duke of New Orleans, and it has grown to be known for its diverse culture, including people of Spanish Creole and French descent.

Of course, no vacation or day trip to the city of New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Bourbon Street for partying and a few drinks. However, there are incredible restaurants in the city not to miss, including:

  • The American Sports Saloon
  • Mambo’s
  • GW Fins
  • Olde Nola Cookery
  • Paladar 511
  • Shaya
  • Sylvain
  • Toast
  • Mais Arepas
  • James Cheese Company

Nothing Beats New Orleans Sight-Seeing and Attractions!

If there is anything NOLA is well-known for, it is all of the attractions, tours, and sight-seeing opportunities. Maybe you have always given thought about wanting to go on a swamp tour, or you would like to see some of the many stunning buildings and mansions that have lined the streets for years. There is never any shortage of great things to experience, including top favorites like:

  • LaLaurie Mansion – Considered one of the more haunted locations in all of the French Quarter, the LaLaurie Mansion was the original home of infamous Delphine LaLaurie. This famous mansion was owned once by Nicholas Cage and a stunning landmark to behold, especially during the evening hours.
  • Hermann-Grima House – This is a historic home in the French Quarter built back in 1831. Open daily, and this is a beautiful spot to go for a tour to learn a bit about the area's history.
  • Bayou Swamp Tours – Dubbed the best swamp tours in the area, this is a great place to book when you want to learn all about backwater nature, wildlife, and a lot of the folklore from the region. Tours run on a daily schedule and last just under two hours.

Flood Damage is No Match for SERVPRO – Call Us When You Need Prompt Flood Restoration Services in New Orleans

For emergency services water damage assistance, SERVPRO can be at your New Orleans property within hours to get to work. Whether you need flooding cleanup or help with a leaking roof from storms, we have the proven methods and all of the best equipment for the job.

We bring industrial-grade equipment to help us achieve our cleanup goals when you call us for flood damage in New Orleans after a storm. Some of this equipment includes:

  • Extraction Units – including large truck-mounted or portable units
  • Light Wands – also known as carpet wands
  • Deep Extraction Tools – including self-propelled extractors and stationary tools
  • Pumps – including high-pressure pumps, self-priming trash pumps, and electric submersible pumps

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is available for all your needs regarding flood damage and water damage repairs after a storm. Call us at (504) 348-7526.

Are Flooded Properties Unsafe for Homeowners?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO appliance working in a room Affected by flooding? Contact our experienced SERVPRO team for flood damage remediation services immediately after an event.

SERVPRO Can Make your Home Safe after Flooding in New Orleans

Floodwaters carry with them contaminants. These may include animal carcusses, human pathogens, herbicides, pesticides or viruses. It is recommended by state authorities to avoid contact with floodwaters unless you know that water is coming from a clean source- such as a burst water supply pipe. 

When dealing with flooding in New Orleans our team set up containment barriers in the property to protect you from potentially harmful toxins, to manage clean air supply and to prevent contaminated materials from spreading. 

Containment can vary from polyethylene sheeting to major scale decontamination rooms and application of negative air pressure. The type of containment is largely dependent on an expert assessment from a SERVPRO crew chief or industrial hygienist.

  • Source containment ensures that materials exposed to floodwaters do not contaminate other areas of the home.
  • Local containment uses PVC pipe to remove materials without exposing technician or home.
  • Full scale containment requires comprehensive quarantining of the affected area throughout service.

Floodwaters can expose your home to dangerous toxins. Contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for flooding assistance at (504) 348-7526.