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Did Recent Storms Leave You Rattled and Your New Orleans Home Flooded?

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can cause windows to crash bringing water into your home. SERVPRO is ready 24/7 to come to your rescue and dry your home!

Contact SERVPRO When Flood Damage Impacts Your New Orleans Home  

Flood damage can run any homeowner for their money. It can hit suddenly, and floodwaters can quickly overrun your home. For this reason, you need to act fast when combating flood damage; the quicker you react, the less time the excess water has to do damage to your home.  

The storm that caused flood damage to your New Orleans home had been broadcasted about on the news. However, it wasn't supposed to reach Louisiana according to the weather experts. When it reached the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane unexpectedly regained speed and power from warm updrafts. Strong once more, the storm raged on until it hit your city hard and fast.  

Even though one of your reinforced windows failed, and allowed water inside, minimal damage occurred because the others held up. Using quick thinking, you put a table up against the window, trying to lessen the amount of water getting inside. Finally, you called for the professional help from SERVPRO.  

Your dining room ended up flooded with a few centimeters of water, a relatively small volume compared to what it could have been. Here at SERVPRO, we understand how time-sensitive water-based damage can be, and we understand how devastating flooding can feel for you, the homeowner. For this reason, we always hurry to arrive at your home as soon as possible after the call. We know that the quicker the floodwater removal occurs from your home, the better it is for the longevity of the structure.  

Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) are highly trained and always come to your home outfitted with advanced technology. SERVPRO can start by removing the floodwaters from your home using industry-grade wet/dry vacuums and rover-mounted extractors. Both are designed to pull water out of your home as soon as possible.  

Our technicians can remove the table you used to stop the water and send it to our facility to be adequately dried. After removing the soaked carpeting, we can focus on drying the base of the floor underneath, using tools like dehumidifiers, flood drying mats, heaters, and ventilation fans. Once the moisture levels have been brought down, we can install new carpeting and then return your dining table to you.  

If you find yourself in need of professional flood damage remediation services, don't wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank by dialing (504) 348-7526. No matter the time or the emergency, we're here for you. 

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Are Flood Barriers For Your Home In New Orleans Beneficial?

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Do Flood Barriers Work For Your New Orleans Home?

It can be a considerable challenge to prepare for flooding in your New Orleans home. While many products and time-honored traditions have helped others in the past or claim to be the next greatest innovation, flood barriers have become a staple purchased by many area homeowners looking to reduce the impact rising floodwaters have on their property. The question becomes: do these solutions work to prevent the water from reaching the house?

Something that most property owners should recognize is the force of these natural disasters, and how flood damage affects New Orleans homes swiftly and severely on occasion. In these situations, like the breaking of a levee, there is little time to establish these barriers or even more conventional approaches like blocking off entryways with sandbags and other water diversion tactics. At SERVPRO, we know how unexpected these disasters can be, so you may not have the opportunity to see if the barriers work or not depending on the circumstances.

In other instances, property owners can have more than a day to establish the right barrier system for their home, as lower lying areas are waiting for water to crest above a certain level at nearby bodies of water. This wait is an ideal opportunity to install the thick sheeting and fence posts around your home. When the floodwaters do begin to rise to a level where you have installed these barriers, you can dramatically reduce the flow that gets through to potentially prevent any floodwater from reaching the interior of your house.

These barriers work much like the edges of a pool liner and get constructed of similar durable material. Because of the excess tucked in towards the property and held tightly in place for the full proximity of the makeshift fence, even a higher volume of water pushing against it can often still get held back from intruding floods.

While many homeowners throughout the area have already seen the benefit in barrier systems and other preventive measures for potential flooding, our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team is here when you need us after disasters strike. Give us a call anytime at (504) 348-7526.

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Crucial Steps for Restoration of Homes Hit by Flood Damage in New Orleans

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here To Help If Flood Damage Strikes Your Home

Whether flooding occurs after severe weather events such as storms or regular occurrences like torrential downpours, the resulting damages can be severe. In some cases, it might even seem impossible to restore your New Orleans home to its preloss state. Breaking down the process into stages helps minimize the burden faced. The process is also less stressful when you involve a professional team.

Soiling of contents and materials is one common aspect in many incidents of flood damage in New Orleans. It can result from sewage backup or floodwaters dumping silt, mud, and other debris inside the structure. The soils also contain different types of contamination, including chemicals such as pesticides, fuel oils, and even industrial wastes if the incident affects vast areas. It is easier for our SERVPRO technicians to deal with such soils because we have the necessary PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, including rubber gloves, boots, and full body suits. We can, therefore, wade into the flooded sections to start cleaning immediately without risk.

Flooding causes structural damage in different ways. The water permeates through different materials such as drywall, insulation, and even wooden framing, compromising their structural integrity. Flowing water and other dynamics such as strong winds pushing against the structure can also cause physical damage. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the entire structure to determine the full extent of damages. We then tear down badly damaged section and replace the affected materials, eliminating traces of the damage "Like it never even happened."

Pungent odors that persist even after cleaning up soiled areas can make a restored house uninhabitable. Finding the source of the odor and neutralizing it through deodorization should eliminate the problem. Through OCT, Odor Control Technician training, our SERVPRO technicians gain different deodorization skills that help us deal with any odor. We can use masking agents, usually available in the form of time-release beads, to provide a sweet scent if we expect the odor to disappear naturally. We also use methods such as fogging, which atomize deodorizing agents allowing them to reach deeply embedded odor particles and neutralize them.

To manage flood situations better, call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank to help. You can reach us anytime at (504) 348-7526.

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We Take Extra Steps When Caring For Your Belongings In New Orleans After A Flood Damage Disaster

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers are one of the pieces of equipment we use when dealing with damage due to moisture after flood damage.

SERVPRO Takes Care When Cleaning Flood Damaged Materials in New Orleans

Not every part of your home can be dried and cleaned through our heavy-duty industrial methods of reversing flood damage. Some objects, such as delicate fabrics or furniture pieces, must be cleaned by hand with one of several specialty cleaning solutions. SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) work fast, but we take care to never cause additional damage to your belongings through hasty and inappropriate drying and cleaning techniques. Here are a few ways we take extra steps to care for your home and belongings.


Cleaning Expensive Fabrics

Most articles of clothing caught in flood damage in your New Orleans home can be put through one of our industrial Esporta washing and drying machines, but some garments and fabrics may be too delicate for these treatments. In these circumstances, your WRT consults our experts and guidebooks on how to restore each item individually. Some objects may be hand-washed with soapy water, while others may require special types of dry cleaning to remove soaked-in particles that can change the appearance, texture, and smell of fabrics. Through individual care, most fabric objects can be restored to the way they appeared before the disaster - Like it never even happened.

Restoring Furniture Pieces

Restoring flood-damaged furniture can be a tricky task, as improper cleaning may lead to color bleed, warped fabrics, or potential mold growth. By separating sheets, pillows, and pieces from one another, we can both dry your furniture safely and stop their colors from blending. We then apply antimicrobial and other cleaning agents through sponges and rags to hand-wash your furniture and restore its original appearance.


Handling Electronics

Most electronic devices require a specialist to dry and restore after a flood. However, removing and handling electric appliances and devices can pose a severe hazard without taking appropriate safety precautions. SERVPRO WRTs have the personal protective equipment necessary to remove water-damaged electronics from your home safely and without damaging them any further.


Miscellaneous Items

Small objects such as silverware, toys, decorations, and other non-hazardous and non-porous belongings can be sent through an ultrasonic immersion tank. These tanks can clean and sanitize your belongings very quickly without causing damage even to most breakable items.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is a local expert in flood damage mitigation and restoration. For safe and inexpensive help with recovering from a flood, call us 24/7 at (504) 348-7526.

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SERVPRO Restores New Orlean's Homes After Flood Damage

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Severe Weather Can Flood Crawlspaces in New Orleans Homes

Nestled against the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans residents are all too familiar with the severe weather systems that can make landfall in the city and wreak havoc on structures and levees. Flooding is a common result, even with many of the safeguards that both the city and homeowners have installed. Many of the homes throughout the area have crawlspaces both to protect them from rising floodwaters and to provide access to necessary utilities, junctions, and shutoffs. When flooding occurs, it is important to remedy the pooling water in this area of your property immediately.

While it might not seem like a pressing concern to have a flooded crawlspace in your New Orleans home, the effects in this area of your property can quickly spread to affect the rest of the house. Our SERVPRO professionals have effective extraction equipment and drying tools that can help to limit the potential exposure to vital construction components like beams and supports. The faster that our team can get to work on eliminating the moisture in this area, the less likely these materials become weakened through saturation and secondary effects like mold growth.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your home, we unload all of our extraction equipment first to eliminate the excess water pooling in this area. For severe exposure, we can utilize truck-mounted pumps that we have on our production trucks for fast removal to make way for the drying efforts to come. While there are many tools that our SERVPRO technicians can use to dry out this damaged area of your home, we rely most heavily on our high-velocity air movers and our dehumidifiers to reduce humidity and moisture levels far below acceptable parameters without damaging the wood structural components in the process.

Flooded crawlspaces can cause several damaging effects to the main floor of your home if not taken care of immediately. Let our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank rapid response team help to protect your property and your investment against these effects by calling (504) 348-7526.

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When Your New Orleans Home Is Damaged By A Flood, You Need Our Team At SERVPRO To Help!

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Often one of the most troublesome things about disasters striking a home is how many homeowners remain unprepared for potential emergencies.

What To Do When Flooding Affects Your New Orleans House

Often one of the most troublesome things about disasters striking a New Orleans home is how many homeowners remain unprepared for potential emergencies. More than this, these same homeowners are unsure of what needs to happen when a disaster like flooding occurs to return their property to its original condition. Finding and securing reputable professional restoration does not have to be as complicated as it might appear.

A trap that many residents fall into when their New Orleans home experiences flood damage is to let emergency-chasing unprofessional outfits offer assistance. While their low prices might seem enticing, it is a good sign that if the contractor is not licensed or insured, their craftsmanship and skills in flood cleanup and restoration fall far beneath your expectations and far below the standard that our SERVPRO rapid response team upholds.

The first call that homeowners want to make when their home gets affected by flooding is to their insurance company. While they do need to get notified about the damage to your property, they are going to require professional assessment and estimations regarding the cost to restore this damage and a calculation of loss. These photographs and documentation are data that our SERVPRO estimator can collect with our initial visit to your home to help expedite the claim approval to begin returning your home to preloss condition.

Another reason that you might want to reach out to our franchise before you make other phone calls in the emergency is the high volume of affected properties throughout our service area. Since much of New Orleans is ten feet or more below sea level, once the water can get into the city, it can wreak havoc on its structures. With flooding scenarios, we have many homes and businesses that get affected simultaneously, so we need to know about all the properties that require our assistance as quickly as possible to delegate resources and personnel.

Flooding can be overwhelming to contend with on your property. Let our experienced SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank flood restoration team help you recover this loss and move forward with a restored property. Give us a call anytime at (504) 348-7526.

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Common Causes of Sewage Backup

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded basement in Terrytown, LA

A flooded basement is an unpleasant mess for any homeowner, especially if the culprit is a sewage backup. Understanding the common causes of this issue can help you take proactive steps to avoid the disaster in your Terrytown,LA, home.

A Clogged Line

A clogged sewer or water line can result in significant flooding, and there are several situations that can cause a clog:

  • Grease buildup along the pipe’s surface
  • Tree root infiltration
  • Broken or damaged pipes
  • The presence of debris including paper towels, disposable wipes and feminine hygiene products

To reduce the risks of your basement flooding and pipes backing up, you can take the following initiatives:

  • Wipe grease from pots and pans with a paper towel or pour it into a can that you can dispose of in the trash
  • Avoid planting trees or shrubs near sewage and water lines
  • Never flush paper towels, wipes, diapers, tampons or feminine napkins down the toilet

Because sewage lines are a shared amenity, being conscientious about how you discard waste and manage foliage can benefit the entire system and spare your neighbors the anguish of a flooded basement and messy sewage cleanup.

Excessive Rain Water

Significant rainfall can also have a detrimental impact on your community’s sewer system. If the system becomes overwhelmed with excessive rainwater, it can cause a backup inside your basement. To combat this dilemma, you can install a one-way floor drain or a backwater valve. Both devices are efficient flood deterrent tools that can restrict water from flowing back into your basement.

Professional Assistance

You can take proactive steps to reduce the risks of a flooded basement and backed-up pipes. However, if you have concerns about your home’s pipes or sewer line, don’t hesitate to contact a licensed plumber for advice and assistance. If flooding does occur, a local cleanup and restoration team can help you efficiently evaluate the damage, clean up the destruction and restore your basement.

How To Operate Your Business During a Power Outage: 3 Tips

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Generators can be used for power outages in your New Orleans business

When storms pound New Orleans, LA, they can affect your business. One of the most common issues is a loss of power, especially during thunder and wind storms. Dealing with a power outage can be frustrating, but there are a few strategies you can use to continue daily operations when bad weather tries to interrupt them.

1. Be Prepared With a Generator

Having a portable generator on hand can help you keep your business operating during a storm. This can be especially useful when you have a store full of customers. A generator can keep the lights, heat or air conditioner on. If you own a restaurant, a generator can keep your fridge and freezers running to avoid food spoilage.

2. Find Nearby Wi-Fi

If you own a small business, you can move your operations to a nearby café or coffee shop to take advantage of free Wi-Fi services. Consider using the downtime to hold a meeting there or catch up on invoices. You can also contact a storm damage and cleanup service from your laptop if your phone service is down and you do not have access to a cell phone.

3. Connect at Home

If a power outage forces you to temporarily shut down your building, you can save time by working from home and connecting with your employees from there. Have your social media manager work on new infographics and inform your followers of the temporary closure. Your content writers and bloggers can write from home and send you their articles via email. While this is not the most ideal way to operate, it may help you avoid a complete shutdown until the power returns.

When strong storms cause a power outage in New Orleans, LA, it can be frustrating for you as a business owner. However, being prepared and having an outage plan in place may prevent a loss of time and money.

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The Unintentional Skylight: Mitigating Roof Damage After a Storm

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Tree damage after a storm leaving a large hole in the roof

The storm is over, and there is a moment of relief before you realize that your living room has a new skylight, courtesy of your neighbor’s intrusive maple. Overwhelmed, it is easy to write off the incident, walk away, and let your homeowner’s policy take care of the mess. You have protection against wind damage and roof damage, so why not?

The problem is that insurance companies may not cover damage that occurs after a storm, meaning that if any further damage occurs because of a gaping hole in your ceiling and that dangling tree limb, you could be liable. Therefore, it is up to you to prevent further damage, or to mitigate that damage. There are three steps to follow after a storm has caused damage: remove debris, clean and dry the damaged area, and cover/protect the area to prevent further damage.

1. Remove Debris

It is important to remove debris after a storm to prevent both further roof damage and potential physical injury. For instance, the weight of a heavy tree limb can continue to put pressure on a compromised roof, opening a hole further or collapsing the roof altogether. By removing the tree limb, you mitigate the risk of further damage to both the roof and yourself.

2. Clean and Dry the Damaged Area

Water damage can cause many problems, including mold, which is why it is important to clean and dry damaged areas thoroughly. After major storms, it can take insurance adjusters weeks or more to review your case, and that is not time you can afford to waste.

3. Cover and Protect To Prevent Further Damage

After removing debris and cleaning the damaged areas, it is important to cover any openings to protect the inside of your home. The most cost-effective option is to use either tarps or plywood to cover exposed areas. There are local restoration specialists in the Slidell, LA, area that can help with large or dangerous mitigation jobs.

Storms can be frightening, and their aftermath devastating. Nevertheless, most insurance companies require homeowners to mitigate further home and roof damage by taking the above steps, so be safe and be prepared.

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Expand Your Knowledge on Tax Relief for Fire and Storm Damage

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

You built your business in West Bank, LA, from the ground up. You prepared it with disaster contingency plans, but all the planning in the world won't stop nature. Of course, you make the repairs and you hire restoration specialists to do the cleanup, but did you know that everyone’s favorite uncle, Uncle Sam, can help you with a little financial relief from fire or storm damage?

  1. Determine if you have a casualty loss, as defined by the IRS. A casualty loss occurs when property is damaged from unexpected events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and fires. You need to provide proof that you own the property and that the loss was due to a casualty event, as well as the date of the event.
  2. Determine if you have disaster area losses. Sometimes events, such as hurricanes or wildfires, cause damage in places that are then declared federal disaster areas. The IRS website lists information on special tax relief for storm damage in these areas. The IRS often provides filing extensions or even allows taxpayers to file an amended return for the year preceding the disaster, which often results in a refund.
  3. Calculate your casualty loss. The tax deductible casualty loss is the lesser of the decrease in fair market value (FMV) or the adjusted basis of your property, minus any insurance reimbursements. Instead of getting an appraisal on your property, you can use the amount of money you spent on restoration costs to determine the FMV. Think of the restoration costs as the amount you must spend fixing up your property to get it back to its condition as it was just before the event occurred. When using cleanup costs as a factor, it is important that the work actually be completed.

Casualty losses for business property are not required to be reduced by the same rules as those used on personal property. Be sure to consult IRS Publication 547 and Form 4684 for detailed rules and examples for determining your loss from storm damage.

What Not To Do After a Flood: 3 Actions To Avoid

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Flood Waters and flood areas during severe storms can be dangerous

Flooding in New Orleans, LA, can create a variety of dangers for you and your family. When flooding first occurs, you may not be sure how to keep everyone safe until help arrives. However, remembering a few storm tips and knowing what not to do can keep you and your family out of harm’s way.

1. Avoid Contact With Flood Waters

Even still flood waters can present a danger due to their contamination levels. This can be especially true if your neighborhood has experienced sewer backup. Because the water may contain human feces, urine and chemicals from household appliances, it is important to not allow your children to play in standing water, even if it does not look dirty. Move your family to high ground until a storm damage and water removal company can drain flood waters from your home and yard.

2. Do Not Use Appliances or Electronics

The risk of electric shock can be severe inside a flooded home. Even if your neighborhood has power, electric lines and transformers may still be malfunctioning. Avoid trying to plug or unplug any electronic items or trying to operate your home’s circuit panels. This can result in serious injury or even death if your system has been exposed to water.

3. Do Not Drive Through Deep Water

Leaving a flooded area can help you and your family stay safe; however, floods can present dangers on the road as well. If you encounter a flooded street, do not try to drive through the water. It may be deeper than you know, and it only takes a few inches of water to cause a car’s tires to lose contact with the road. Reverse course and find another route around the storm damage until you can reach a safe haven.

Flooding in New Orleans, LA, can be frightening, especially when help has not yet arrived. However, keeping a few storm tips in mind may allow you to act with confidence when it comes to protecting your loved ones.

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Causes of Basement Floods and Tips for Removing Water

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

There aren’t many bigger headaches for homeowners in New Orleans, LA than unwanted moisture, especially when the problem is severe enough to result in pooled water. Flooding ranks among the most serious threats to any home, compromising property, possessions and even the health of those who live within. Adding to the challenge is the fact that most families do not possess the type of equipment (such as a trash pump) needed to handle this type of disaster, one of the biggest reasons that professional cleanup services have become a necessity. Whether the issue stems from a failed sump pump or another source, it’s essential to begin recovery sooner than later.

Common Causes of Flooding

Many homes with basements depend on equipment such as sump pumps to keep water from accumulating inside. Problems can arise when these pumps fail, however, or when situations such as power outages prevent them from performing as intended. When failure of this nature occurs, flooding is a definite risk. Other common sources of excess moisture in the home include

• Insufficient water reduction near the home during rainstorms (often caused by issues such as clogged gutters);
• Septic drainage problems, such as sewage overflowing from backed-up main lines;
• Problems within a home’s water supply lines and/or water heater.

Removal and Resolution

Just because you don’t own a trash pump doesn’t mean you can’t salvage a bad situation. Professional service providers may employ portable extraction equipment, such as a sump pump running on a generator, or even utilize heavy-duty truck mounted units depending on the location and severity of the flooding. Tools like industrial fans and dehumidifiers are often brought in afterward to continue drying the area while inhibiting mold growth, unwanted odors and other negative effects. In any floodwater situation in New Orleans, LA it’s essential to initiate the recovery process quickly in order to mitigate potential damage as much as possible.
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Hurricane and Hail Damage

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane damage can include wind damage and roof damage. Additionally, hurricane damage can include a roof leak, standing ground water, and intense flooding. If you have a hurricane in your area, make sure you check for roof damage and a roof leak. You may notice flooding and ground water in your home, but the evidence of a roof leak could be more discreet and may present itself as stains on your ceiling. A roof leak is something you shouldn't ignore. Always contact a professional as soon as you realize you may need a roof repair.??Hail damage may also require a roof repair. Roof damage can occur when hail hits your roof during a particularly bad storm. In addition to a roof repair, hail damage can require siding repair for your home, as well. Hail damage is easy to notice because it causes such visible marks. Hail damage presents immediately after a storm and may be accompanied by ice damage and wind damage and typically requires roof repair.?

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River Flooding and Pumps

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding is a major issue that requires a flood pump. Flooding can occur when you have frozen pipes break. If you experience ice damage in your home, frozen pipes can break and create standing flood water in your home. Flood water can lead to other issues in your home, including mold growth. Make sure you contact a storm restoration professional to assist in water restoration with a flood pump after you notice flood water in your home.

River flooding also can impact both the interior and exterior of your home and also requires water restoration via a flood pump. River flooding occurs after periods of extreme rain and lead to ground water standing outside of your home, as well as flood water inside your home. A flood pump can help with river flooding. A water restoration expert can properly handle a flood pump to remove ground water from your house.

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Cleaning up Your Contents After a Flood

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning up Your Contents After a Flood

Once you’ve taken care of the flood water that previously invaded your commercial building, it’s time to see which of your belongings and building contents can be salvaged and which will have to be thrown away and replaced. With anything that has to be thrown out during content cleaning, insurance companies in New Orleans, LA might be able to help with damage caused by black water.

Food

All food in metal cans or retort pouches will most likely be safe to consume if they’re undamaged. Before opening them, be sure to wash, rinse and disinfect items. Regarding utensils, anything made of wood that was exposed to flood water will need to be thrown out. Anything metal can be washed off and sanitized.

Furnishings and Carpets

Since carpets are porous, it’s best you go ahead and throw them out if they’re flooded since they can easily attract mold and mildew. In fact, anything else you have in your building that’s porous should probably be thrown out. Carpets and rugs that are a little damp might be salvageable, but you’ll want to have them professionally cleaned. Upholstered furniture soaked through with flood water should be thrown out during content cleaning.

Electronics

Some electronics that might need to be restored include:

Computers
DVD players
Television sets
Laptops

That being said, it’s essential you act as quickly as possible when it comes to restoring electronics. You’ll also want to refrain from using your electronics until they can be looked over by a professional technician.

Work With Your Insurance Agent

No matter if you’re dealing with porous or nonporous items, electronics or furniture, all contents should be noted and reported to your insurance company. Items you had to throw out might be covered, and there are likely other ways your insurance carrier can help get you back in business.

Time is of the essence when it comes to content cleaning after a flood. Work with experts to mitigate black water damage and a financial fallout. Visit http://www.SERVPROtheneworleanswestbank.com for more information on flood damage.

How a Storm Restoration Company Can Restore Your House After A Storm

11/5/2017 (Permalink)


How a Storm Restoration Company Can Restore Your House After A Storm

Are you the victim of storm damage to your home, whether in the form of hurricane damage, wind damage, river flooding damage, or hail damage? You need to get started as soon as possible with the process of storm remediation. A home restoration, storm restoration, or water restoration company can help you out with that.

The first thing to do is to call the home restoration, storm restoration, or water restoration company as soon as possible. Do this before entering your home yourself. There may be dangerous broken pieces of glass, the flood water may carry an electrical current, the ground water may be contaminated, the structure of your home may be unsafe, and there may be other hazards.

The restoration company will look at the damage before developing a plan. They will assess the extent of the damage and see what needs to be done. They will look at the extent of the flooding. They will create a strategy and an action plan for the restoration of your house.

The home restoration and storm restoration company will likely start with removing all the ground water from your home that was brought in by the flooding. They will use flood pumps to pump out the flood water and ground water. The flood water and ground water will leave moisture behind, however, so flood pumps will not be enough. However, the water restoration company will use special equipment in addition to the flood pumps, which work similarly to flood pumps, to pump out all the water that was brought in by the flooding.

The next step that the home restoration and storm restoration company will move on to, after dealing with the river flooding, is dealing with the roof damage and making roof repairs, an important part of the process of storm remediation. This is because roof damage and roof leaks can lead to even more flood water entering your home when it rains. It is imperative to get those roof leaks fixed and to do roof repairs as soon as possible. Besides rain flooding, other things that lead to roof leaks, hail damage, hurricane damage, and wind damage. Roof damage and roof leak repair may need take place before water damage repair. This is because roof repair will prevent more water from entering your home.

After dealing with the river flooding and doing roof repair to take care of the roof damage, the water restoration company will move on to the next step of the process of hurricane damage repair, hail damage repair, storm damage repair, and storm remediation. If it was a winter storm and there was ice damage, ice dams, or frozen pipes, they will take care of it next. They will replace the frozen pipes so that they do not burst and cause more ice damage. If the frozen pipes have burst, they will replace those frozen pipes with new pipes.

The home restoration and storm restoration service will also renovate your home, also a crucial part in the process of storm damage repair and storm remediation. They will repair the structure, including the walls, the ceiling, and the floor. They will make sure that it is safe and sound, and perfectly okay to live in. They will replace broken parts of the walls, ceiling, and floor that were weakened by wind damage. They will replace windows that were shattered when the wind damage, hurricane damage, or hail damage occurred. They will repaint the inside of your home, and they will perhaps even add new wallpaper. They will be able to make new renovations that will make your home look more beautiful than before the river flooding and storm damage occurred.
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Help! My House Has Storm Damage!

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Help! My House Has Storm Damage!

If you live in an area that has recently experienced river flooding, hurricane damage, and storm damage, you aren't alone. Many homeowners experience storm damage at some point, and while it's a stressful experience, there are several things you can do to minimize storm damage to your home and to quickly perform storm restoration after sustained hurricane damage, ice damage, river flooding, or wind damage. Here's what you need to know.

Types of Storm Damage

First off, understand that there are many types of problems you may face as a homeowner. While you might think of wind damage or roof damage as some of the most common problems, there are several other issues you may experience.

  • Roof Damage
  • Ice Damming
  • Hail Damage
  • Flood Damage

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