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Are Repairs Necessary for Slidell Flood Restoration?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

flood cuts, wall removed under window, no flooring Trust the Professionals from SERVPRO for Start to Finish Storm Damage Restoration for Your Slidell Home!

Carefully evaluating the storm damaged Slidell property can determine where reconstruction is needed.

After flood damage in Slidell homes, a careful evaluation of the property is conducted to determine where and if reconstruction and repairs are necessary. If controlled demolition is required, some form of build back is needed to return the property to its original condition. Our SERVPRO team provides a range of service to help with:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Water damage remediation

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs for Ceiling Leaks and Basement Flooding?

Flood damage restoration in Slidell often can involve many steps and stages to recover a property fully. We provide a comprehensive solution for post-flooding recovery from burst pipes to ceiling leaks with a range of repairs and reconstruction services. Our general contractor license ensures any repairs and build back can stay in-house and be efficiently completed. And we stay within the budget of your insurance carrier.

Our SERVPRO of Slidell team can transition seamlessly between flood damage restoration and necessary reconstruction. Give us a call today at (985) 649-1516.

Is Mold Remediation Necessary in Pearl River Homes?

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

black spotted mold in corner ceiling, taped off blue When Black Mold has invaded your Slidell home--Call SERVPRO for remediation and removal

The presence of mold can cause health effects and colonies in Pear River properties should get removed as soon as possible.

The discovery of mold in your home can encourage many Pearl River residents to seek out experienced mold removal companies to help. SERVPRO is a leading mold remediation company who can help overcome these organisms' destructive effects in your house. We assist with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold specialists—that is US!

What Can Be Done to Remove Black Mold?

Despite its alarming appearance and bad press, black mold in Pearl River can be a hazard to those exposed within your home. Even attic mold or the need for basement mold remediation can impact occupants of the house. Our experienced mold specialists can provide multiple solutions for removing active colonies from affected areas in the home, ranging from surface treatments like sanding and soda blasting to more direct measures like controlled demolition and removal of contaminated materials.

The presence of mold in your home can be overwhelming, but our SERVPRO of Slidell team is among the leading mold removal companies. Call us at (985) 649-1516.

Is It Expensive to Have Professional Restorers Handle Storm Flood Damage?

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

It Is Cost-Effective to Have Professionals Handle the Flood Damage in Your Slidell Home Compared to Restoring the Affected Area Yourself

When your property sustains flood damage after a storm, it is vital to hire professional restorers fast. Flooding can cause structural damage or undermine the foundation of your property if ignored for an extended period. Trying to restore the affected area, especially without the necessary skills and equipment, can lead to costly damage.

Hiring certified technicians to handle the storm flood damage in your Slidell property can help you prevent secondary destruction and get your property back to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO technicians have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools that help us restore homes effectively and within a brief period.

We have developed our professional flood damage restoration services over several decades of service. Our restoration service includes:

  • Emergency flood water removal. We can use electric submersible pumps to extract floodwater from your home.
  • Flood clean-up and waste removal using unique but approved products.
  • Drying: Our team of highly skilled restorers can use portable desiccant units that produce negative air pressure to eliminate moisture in the affected area.

SERVPRO technicians can take a few days to restore a flood-damaged property. A team of skilled professionals and state-of-the-art equipment helps us speed up the process and ensure your family is safe.

After the unfortunate event of storm flood damage in your home, act right away. Contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516. Our restorers are ready to get your property to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” 

Which Restorer Should Business Owners Contact When Fire Damage Occurs in their Premises?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked by restaurant Let our experienced professionals assist with fire cleanup in your Pearl River business. Contact SERVPRO right away. We are always available to help

SERVPRO is Certified and Experienced to Handle Fire Damage in Pearl River Businesses 

Even if a fire occurs in a section of your business building, it can threaten other unaffected areas if not handled on time. Water may spread to unaffected areas leading to secondary damages such as mold growth, odors, and warping wood. That is why it is essential to work with an experienced and certified restorer like SERVPRO to tackle the situation.

Our team has decades of experience in performing commercial fire damage restoration in Pearl River. We use the latest restoration equipment and tools to minimize the financial impact of a fire. Our restorers act fast since we understand our customer’s businesses lose revenue when not in operation. 

We can inspect all surfaces and affected inventory in your business facility to determine the severity of the fire loss. Our restorers can use a wide range of wet and dry techniques to clean damaged items.

Our structural restoration process may include:

  • Removing charred contents that may seal in smoke.
  • Assessing flooring.
  • Cleaning surfaces to preloss condition: We can use shampoo super concentrate to clean contents that excess water can damage.
  • Deodorization: We can use several ventilation box fans to improve air circulation.

Even after the fire department puts out a fire, smoke residues can continue to damage valuable items in your business. Contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for comprehensive fire damage restoration services that make the incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Efficient Water Restoration for Affected Slidell Homes

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Regardless of the way your home was impacted by water, call our experts for assistance with water cleanup in your home.

SERVPRO is Dedicated to Providing Prompt Water Restoration Services in Slidell

Slidell, Louisiana, may seem like a small-time town. Notwithstanding, the town is rich with history and heritage, making it one of the most intriguing and interesting places in the United States.

Location and Attractions

Slidell is located about 3 miles or 5 kilometers north of Lake Pontchartrain. The town is in the southeastern direction of St. Tammany Parish. Its total area is a combination of both land and water. Of the 15.2 square miles it covers, about 14.8 of land and the other is water.

Slidell starts where Lake Pontchartrain ends, where the lake forges towards the Gulf of Mexico through a deepwater strait. At the Rigolets pass, you might come across tooling sailboats and toiling shrimp boats.

The hinterland has many bayous where canoe travel is better. Slidell is a great place to visit for those who love waterborne recreation. Some activities you can engage in include:

  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Waterskiing
  • Canoeing

Slidell is not a remote getaway because it is close to New Orleans. No distinction exists between the two towns culinarily and culturally. Slidell is delighted about its historic old town with its fantastic antique shops, restaurants, and an ambiance that reminds visitors and residents of the city’s simpler times. Slidell also has a top-notch regional shopping mall known as the North Shire Square.

Growth and Development

In 1910 the town began to boom economically and industrially. This paradigm shift induced by the construction is a large creosote plant in the area. Additionally, Slidell became the home of Fritz Salmen Bricklayer, one of the country's largest producers of bricks.

A lumber mill and a shipyard also helped ensure that the town continued to grow in size and population. So did the construction of several interstates passing through the town. It wasn't long before the town became a major crossroads for those traversing across the Gulf States.

In 1960, NASA opened a computer center on Gause Boulevard in Slidell. The area also houses the forecast office for the National Weather Service. It is also home to Vesco Tennis Courts' headquarters, which is a firm that specializes in the construction of surfaces for outdoor sports centers.


Over the years, Slidell has experienced some capricious weather. In 2005, it was hit by Hurricane Katrina. There was a lot of damage caused by the hurricane.

Slidell is vulnerable to hurricanes because of its low elevation. In general, the area is of a humid, subtropical climate. It generally experiences mild winters.

SERVPRO is What You Need When it Comes to Water Restoration in Slidell. 

Water damage can occur in your home due to many reasons. Notwithstanding, as a property owner, you can do some things to make sure that your property does not sustain much damage in the event of water intrusion. They include:

  • Identify the source of the water problem and stop it.
  • Shutting off the electricity – Switch off the circuit breakers and unplug devices.
  • Remove valuable items like electronics and documents from the affected area.
  • Lift wet further and remove it from the affected areas.

Moisture can get into areas you cannot easily see or find. Therefore, it is best if you would contact SERVPRO to help you eliminate it. We have specialty equipment like hygrometers, moisture detectors, and thermal imaging cameras that enable our technicians to find trapped residual water. Structural items such as subfloors and walls may need cleaning. Our technicians can clean restorable with cleaning methods ideal for the type of affected material.

When in need of water restoration services, look no further than SERVPRO of Slidell. We offer 24-hour emergency services, so you can count upon us to restore your property irrespective of the time of day. Call us at (985) 649-1516.

Why Leave Mold Remediation to Skilled Technicians?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold damaged furniture and walls SERVPRO has the latest technology and techniques for mold remediation. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any size job.

When your Pearl River home has mold damage, SERVPRO offers detailed remediation services

Many Pearl River homeowners do not realize that they have a mold issue in their home until it has already advanced. In some instances, mold colonization may go undetected for weeks or months. Once you suspect the onset of mold in your home, you must have skilled technicians take a look as soon as possible. 

Hiring SERVPRO to handle your mold damage in Pearl River gets you detailed remediation services and cleaning. Our team has received extensive training to locate mold growth and then determine the right course of action for the task. The type of surface, porous or non-porous, dictates the methods we use to clean. 

Non-porous surfaces include stone, marble, metals, glass, and some types of plastics. For these surfaces, we may:

  • Wipe dry mold with dry sponges
  • Vacuum dry mold with superior HEPA filtration
  • Handle thick or damp mold with a cloth or sponge dampened with water or anti-microbial cleaner

Porous surfaces include drywall, insulation, carpeting, upholstery, and some painted surfaces. For these surfaces, we may:

  • Clean using antifungal agent sprays
  • Work with foaming action antifungals
  • Soft-scrubbing with brushes

You can always count on SERVPRO of Slidell to use the best method and products to facilitate mold damage restoration within your home. Why call us for cleanup at (985) 649-1516? Because we are Faster to Any Size Disaster and ensure your home is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Limit Water Damage at Your Retail Space

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment working in office. Water damage restoration in your commercial property should be done by the professionals at SERVPRO. Their IICRC certified technicians are on point.

Water damage restoration by SERVPRO at your Slidell business ensures the best results

Located in Louisiana, the city of Slidell is known for being the cultural center for East St. Tammany Parish. You will find this city has a population of about 90,000 people, and it sits close to several major highways in interstates. Located close by, there is also a municipal airport and the Crescent railway system. 

Slidell, Louisiana, Beginnings, and History

John William Gause and his brother Wesley were earlier settlers to the area. John decided to start up a lumber mill in what was later to be called Slidell. While traveling back and forth from home to the lumber yard, it created a road that is now known as Gause Boulevard, a significant street going east/west through the town. The lumber yard itself was situated where Gause Boulevard intersects with the railroad track within Slidell's northwestern portion. 

About the time that 1910 came around, Slidell saw notable growth from an economic and industrial standpoint. A large creosote plant was built along with Fritz Salmen Brickyard's construction, later to be called St. Joe Brick. However, tragedy struck in 1915 when the creosote plant burned, killing over 50 workers and three firefighters. 

Dining When You are In Slidell, Louisiana

Today, there are many excellent restaurants in the area if you are looking to sample local flavors and traditional American cuisine. Some of the top eateries in the area include:

  • Copeland's of New Orleans – this is a chain restaurant featuring mouth-watering signature drinks as well as a full menu of Cajun-Creole classics.
  • LeBlanc's Creole Kitchen – this is a lovely mom and pop restaurant that offers Cajun-Creole dishes as well as a full list of old-fashioned desserts.
  • Palmettos on the Bayou – locals love this rustic-styled restaurant for delicious Louisiana cuisine and the setting along the bayou.
  • Southside Café – if you are looking for a drink after a long day or you want a night out with friends, this watering hold features American fare as well as craft cocktails and a full beer list.
  • S & H Good Eats Café – this is known for being one of the best places to go in the area if you are looking for a homestyle breakfast or tasty brunch – all served with a down-home vibe.

Never Wait When Your Slidell Business Needs Water Damage Restoration

Just as a water emergency can happen at home, there are several scenarios where you may need prompt water extraction at your retail store. SERVPRO knows that each hour you spend on cleaning up water damage means lost productivity and revenue. We arrive fast so that you can keep your business on track. We are here 365 days of the year for:

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Actions by IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT)
  • Applied structural drying (ASD) techniques
  • Odor control and sanitization
  • Fabric and upholstery cleaning
  • Pack-out services, as needed
  • Controlled demolition and more

Call on SERVPRO of Slidell when you need someone on the scene fast for water damage restoration at your commercial location. You can reach us 24 hours a day for emergency service at (985) 649-1516.

Floodwater and Your Hardwood Flooring

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Flood damage is no laughing matter. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the flood restoration services needed.

Flood Damage is no match for SERVPRO – Let us restore your Pearl River interior!

The hardwood flooring throughout your Pearl River home adds a unique and luxurious touch. When your interior sees flooding after a storm, SERVPRO is available to assist with extraction, drying, and total restoration.

Flood damage to your Pearl River home puts your hardwood flooring at risk. Wood floors absorb moisture from the surrounding air and water from the surface. If you have floodwater intrusion during a storm front, you may start to notice some of the following issues:

  • Buckling – the planks begin to lift away from the subflooring below
  • Cupping – moisture leads to a downward curve in the planks
  • Crowning – the planks may start to bend upward when they take on moisture

Until we arrive, put on protective gloves and put old towels or blankets down to soak up some of the water and keep it from migrating. Due to the potential for contamination within the floodwater itself, it is best not to try to mop it up or move it around too much. After the team arrives, we will treat the water with anti-microbials and begin mitigating the issue, including rapid extraction and simultaneous drying efforts.

Call SERVPRO of Slidell when you need flood damage restoration after a storm. We offer 24/7 emergency service – call us at (985) 649-1516.

Mardi Gras in Slidell and Surrounding Area

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of home with flooding Flooding quickly causes water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Krewe of Poseidon Slidell Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in St Tammany Parish is Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021; however, the parades and parties begin early in Jan. This year, the events will take place rain or shine from Jan 9 – Feb 21, 2021. Parking is free, and family-friendly activities are always fun. Catch parades on land as well as on the water sponsored by many groups with the parish.

While various communities in the parish have their parades and fun, many can be found in Slidell leading up to Mardi Gras Day on Feb 16:

  • Mystic Krewe of Perseus - Jan 11
  • Krewe of Bilge – Jan 30
  • Krewe of Poseidon – Jan 30
  • Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne – Feb 6
  • Mystic Krewe of Titans – Feb 6
  • Krewe of Dionysus – Feb 7
  • Krewe of Selene – Feb 12

Every event has a theme. For example, the Krewe of Poseidon theme is, "When you wish upon a star." The parade lineup, time, and location will be announced as the event nears. Last year's parades included bands, showgirls, dance groups, and many more. Be sure and check the website for each parish for information updates regarding COVID cancellations or rescheduling.

SERVPRO of Slidell provides flood damage mitigation services to Slidell Residential and commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (985) 649-1516. We respond 24/7 to help with all your flood damage mitigation needs.

Enjoy Live Entertainment at Slidell’s Cutting Edge Theater

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Theater Enjoy cutting edge performances at The Cutting Edge Theater.

Enjoy Your favorite Celine Dion Hits at the Slidell Cutting Edge Theater.

The Cutting Edge Theater offers dramas, musical plays, musicals, and even Off-Broadway Hits. Shows are presented Friday and Saturday nights. The Theater has implemented social distancing to protect customers as well as the performers. Upcoming Shows include

  • Julia Sings Celine,
  • Ray a Charles Tribute Show,
  • Sweet Potato Queens the Musical,
  • Grease the musical and more.

Julia Sings Celine begins Jan 8th, 2021, for two weekends on Friday and Saturday nights. Julia Anne Ernst attends Loyola University New Orleans and is currently majoring in Vocal Performance and Opera. She has performed over a dozen musical shows, spent two summers in Europe. Julia has won many state and national competitions in pursuit of her goal to become an opera singer. All of this and she is only 18 years old.

In her show, Julia will present many Celine Dion songs in January 2021 at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell. The Theater has implemented all of the safety guidelines required. Attendees must wear a mask and adhere to distancing guidelines.

SERVPRO of Slidell provides mold remediation services to Slidell commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (985) 649-1516. We respond 24/7 to help with all your commercial mold remediation needs.