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Professional Tips on Restoring Flood Damage in New Orleans

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

outside view of flood damaged ranch house. When flood waters enter your home, call SERVPRO. We are always ready to take your call.

Extricating Flood Damage from a New Orleans Ranch Home 

Louisiana, like other states surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, is subject to a high risk of flooding due to low land elevation, frequent rainfall, and ground floods that can do thousands of dollars in damage to homes. Homeowners must be careful when navigating floodwaters to avoid sickness or injury from debris, waste, pests, and chemicals that might be in floodwaters. On top of that, felled power lines and water-damaged electrical systems can mean that residents must take extra care to avoid wet areas of their homes.  

If your New Orleans single-story home needs flood damage mitigation that can respond quickly, the IICRC-certified crews at SERVPRO have extensive experience in flood damage removal, sanitation, and reconstruction. This comprehensive service seeks to return your home to a clean, safe, preloss condition while minimizing your restoration costs and streamlining your insurance claim filing needs.  

Tips for Planning a Rain Garden 

  • Keep the garden sloped away from nearby structures. The ideal distance is at least 10 feet away from your home, and the location should hold water before it reaches sidewalks, sewers, or roads. 
  • The location should make use of at least one downspout. Two or more downspouts on their own can mitigate as much as 50% of water runoff in a natural disaster.
  • The ideal rain garden sizing depends on your home, but plan for 100 to 300 square feet in an area with soil that drains or can have well-draining soil implemented. 
  • This location should have at least six hours of sunlight exposure per day and should be away from complex tree root systems or plumbing on your property. 

SERVPRO's Reconstruction Services

After flooding has affected your home, you may need a significant amount of reconstruction for your property. SERVPRO restoration technicians handle a wide variety of reconstruction tasks, including installing new carpet and pad, implementing new drywall, and repairing damaged wall joists and subflooring. If repair needs in your home require a specialist to examine them, such as antique restoration or electronics repair, SERVPRO can aid you in finding a licensed professional.  

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank brings emergency-response crews to your home "Like it never even happened." Call (504) 348-7526 for comprehensive mitigation and restoration service. 

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