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Who Do I Call to Clean Up Flood Damage in My New Orleans Bar?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood damage in a business office with chairs overturned from the water Flood damage can put a business in a terrible situation. Contact SERVPRO to get flood damage remediation services for your business.

Our SERVPRO professionals are ready to respond quickly to flooding threats that affect your business to keep restoration as short as possible. 

With a staggering 42 flood events in the past two decades at the time that this gets written, New Orleansproperty owners have seen a fair share of severe loss scenarios. As much as the levees help to keep much of the flooding out of the city, considering that much of the area is below sea level, these structures can only do so much against the raw power of nature. When your bar falls victim to the rising waters after a flood loss, it is vital to know who to call to get the situation started restoring as soon as possible.

Cleaning and recovering after flood damage to your New Orleans bar involves handing the control over to competent professionals like our SERVPRO team. We have a fast response to these emergencies. With so many widespread flooding scenarios since we first opened our doors, we are among the most experienced teams in the area for extraction, drying, and post-flood cleanup. With your bar, it is essential first to understand how bad the situation has become by the time you contact our restoration team.

How Bad is the Damage?

Flooding scenarios in New Orleans can get out of control quickly. With the immense pressure of natural flooding, especially when several feet of standing water have entered the bar, areas that you would not normally consider at risk can become problem areas quickly. To fully understand how damaging this situation has grown, we must first assess the damage through a job scoping process conducted by our project manager. Understanding the spread and severity of flood loss effects ensures that we have the right tools and personnel on-site to help. Damage assessments and preliminary evaluations seek to discover:

  • The extent of the damage 
  • Where water damage exists
  • Affected materials
  • Damage contents
  • Potential contamination 

What is the Best Extraction Tool?

Wood is one of the primary materials used to construct your bar. From the plank flooring to the booths, chairs, stools, and other structural elements, wood is almost everywhere in the building. While this provides a specific look and feel to your establishment, it also can become a potential problem when restoration gets underway. The cellulose in wood encourages an almost immediate absorption of water when materials become exposed to natural flooding. Protecting areas that have not yet been impacted by moving water is the focal point of our response to these emergencies. This effort requires numerous extraction tools from our recovery inventory, including:

  • Truck-Mounted Extractor – This is one of the largest extraction units available to our team. This massive unit can remove water at 300PSI, which is often ideal one several feet of standing water exists throughout the bar.
  • Gas-Powered Trash Pump – Solids are often present in flood-damaged properties, making extraction of standing water a potential problem. Trash pumps have a larger intake and discharge line, making it easier to remove water and debris.
  • Electric Submersible Pump – With flooding scenarios where waste is not a factor, submersible pumps can be an excellent choice. Depending on the model, we can move thousands of gallons of water over a brief period.
  • Wet Vacuum – When standing water is under two inches in depth, wet vacuums can be a good choice for removal. These units do not need to maintain a prime, so they can finish the job that submersibles start.

How Can I Get the Bar Cleaned Out?

There are many areas of your bar that are going to fall under the primary heading of contamination after a blackwater natural flooding event. There is too considerable of a risk that floodwater encountered bacteria and other threats in its path to your building. That is why we begin with muck-out and debris removal to clear out the heaps of sediment, solids, and silt that get brought into the structure. Our restoration professionals must then fixate on what techniques and mitigation solutions can expose lightly damaged areas of the property that can get preserved with drying and cleaning. Primarily, cleaning fixates on:

  • Muck-Out
  • Content Management
  • Disinfection

With a team of in-house contractors available 24/7 along with our restorers, we can offer cost-effective and efficient solutions for both restoration and reconstruction. With so many businesses that never reopen after the traumatic flood events of New Orleans, our SERVPRO team can work to ensure that you are not one of them.

Give our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team a call anytime you need us at (504) 348-7526.

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