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Our Trained Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Pearl River Home After Flood Damage

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Trained Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Pearl River Home After Flood Damage Storms caused significant damage to our area. We were able to remove debris from some of the structures that were damaged. Call us right away.

SERVPRO - Eliminating Flood Damage Effects In Pearl River

For Pearl River residents, storms are nearly a routine part of life. Most merely make the rivers rise a bit and maybe force animals to move from one part of the nearby Wildlife Management Area to another. The stronger storms, as we all know, can cause far more and longer lasting problems.

Everyone who has been through a massive storm knows that one of the more difficult aspects to remediating flood damage in Pearl River is the smell. SERVPRO response teams know that with floodwater, the possible sources could be soil, sewage, garbage, animal waste, and carcasses, along with the mildew and moisture left behind when it starts to recede.

These different sources cause various odors and require a variety of methods to combat all of them. Often, it takes more than one method to eliminate them all.

Often, team members start with Masking Agents. These are pleasant odors they used to block the foul or malodors initially. Technicians set them out as time release beads to make a work environment easier to operate in or cover mild odors until they dissipate.

If the malodors are in the air system, team members use Filtration and Absorption Agents. The activated charcoal absorbs moisture, humidity, and even some oils, trapping and eliminating the malodors contained in them.

When malodors are a result of mildew and fungus, it takes Disinfectants and Sanitizers to get rid of them. SERVPRO technicians spray them directly onto surfaces using a hand pump or power sprayer. They also help eliminate the growth of mold spores.

For stronger malodors, team members use Pairing Agents to eliminate them. They disperse them using a fogger device so the particles pair with the malodors, causing them to fall out of the air for cleaning and flood damage removal.

The final method is to use is Ozone Gas. Technicians use an ozone generator that creates a cloud of particles which can penetrate surfaces as far as the original malodor particles. The altered oxygen combines with the malodors, changing their molecular structure, and neutralized them. It is necessary to remove all residents, pets, and plants from the home before turning on the device.

At SERVPRO of Slidell, we want to return our neighbors to their homes as quickly and safely as we can complete work. If you have a lingering malodor or any other type of flood damage in your home, call us today at (985) 649-1516 to begin the restoration process.

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Fast Action Is Required When Your Home In Pearl River Suffers Fire Damage

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fast Action Is Required When Your Home In Pearl River Suffers Fire Damage We have the expertise, supplies, and equipment to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

Seeking Fire Damage Cleanup Services In Pearl River Quickly Is Essential

Fires can cause emotional distress and a devastating loss. The aftermath can be traumatic because you are faced with the reality of damage to your home and possessions. After a fire, using fire damage repair services makes it easier to get your life back to normal.

Fire damage in Pearl River homes is not limited only to charring of building materials and belongings. It is likely for water damage to occur because of the efforts to put out the fire. Fire odors may also linger in a home for days, weeks, or months. There may also be exposed electrical wires, broken plumbing, and debris that can be safety hazards for the residents of a home.

When you work with SERVPRO fire restoration professionals, you can save most of your possessions, making it unnecessary to replace them. We use different cleaning and restoration methods suitable for the current condition of fire or smoke-damaged items and surfaces. If upholstered furniture has smoke damage, we can pre-clean the dry residues to keep them from absorbing into the fabric. For a moderate or light level of soot, we can use dry cleaning methods like vacuuming or applying dry solvents to clean the upholstery and prevent issues associated with wet cleaning like bleeding, browning, or shrinking.

Smoke residues may also settle and adhere to the fabric that covers mattresses and box springs. Since mattress fabrics are usually colorfast, our crew can use wet cleaning methods like hot water extraction to eliminate the residues. We can also clean smoke residues from unsealed wood, commonly found in paneling and kitchen cabinets. If the residues are light, we use dry cleaning sponges, and if they are heavy, we use denatured alcohol to remove them.

Once we eliminate the residues of a fire, our SERVPRO team can eliminate the smoke smell from your home using air scrubbers, ventilation fans, or hydroxyl machines. We can also make it easier for you to file an insurance claim by doing an inventory of the fire-damaged items.

When in need of fire damage cleanup and restoration services in Slidell and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for help at any time. We have the expertise, supplies, and equipment to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

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How Moisture Affects Your Slidell Home After A Water Loss Incident

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Moisture Affects Your Slidell Home After A Water Loss Incident Is more water lurking behind your water damaged wall? Call SERVPRO of Slidell to remove the water and thoroughly dry your home.

Addressing Widespread Moisture in Your Slidell Home

The effects of a water loss incident within your Slidell residence can spread too quickly for homeowners to contain or slow. In these situations, widespread moisture can become a severe threat to the property, and addressing this concern requires specialized equipment and techniques from trained Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) like ours. With extensive training and hands-on experience, our professionals can quickly address this hazardous situation for your home. 

Moisture and similar water damage in Slidell rarely stay out in the areas where our advanced drying tools can remove and restore it in your property. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that a situation has gotten resolved without an accurate assessment of wall cavities, flooring, ceiling spaces, and other inaccessible areas that can hold on to water after a loss incident. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique training with advanced equipment to remove this moisture and to restore the effect saturation has on certain materials, surfaces, and contents of your house. 

We know how widespread moisture and dampness can spread beyond the source of a water loss incident so we can utilize our sophisticated detection equipment and thermal imagery to determine the location of moisture pockets and saturation. With these devices, our SERVPRO team can note where focused drying efforts can maximize results, and when materials have become too severely damaged to preserve. In these situations, controlled demolition can remove only the oversaturated portions of building materials to ensure reconstruction and renovation is quick and cost-effective. 

Our professionals arrive with many air mover units and desiccant dehumidifiers. By setting up these machines in multiple locations throughout the home, we can begin to address all of the moisture and dampness concerns throughout the property, continually monitored by our infrared and thermal imagery cameras. 

One of the most dangerous aspects of water loss recovery is the knowledge that many homeowners feel like the problem has gotten corrected without understanding the scope of the situation. Our SERVPRO of Slidell professionals can help with experience and industry-leading equipment. Give us a call anytime at (985) 649-1516 to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

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When A Fire Causes Damage To Your Pearl River Restaurant You Need Our Help!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When A Fire Causes Damage To Your Pearl River Restaurant You Need Our Help! In the restaurant industry, kitchen fires can play havoc with your expected revenues because they can force temporary closures.

Commercial Fire Damage Remediation For Pearl River Restaurants

One of the unique challenges facing a property manager is unforeseen emergencies. In the restaurant industry, kitchen fires can play havoc with your expected revenues because they can force temporary closures. This is especially acute during the busy periods of the year when even short-term closure can have a significant impact on loss of revenue. We operate a commercial response unit with highly trained technicians to help property managers keep closure to a minimum.

The cause of commercial fire damage in Pearl River restaurants can often be due to a blocked ventilation system. These fires tend to be tricky to resolve without professional help because the systems themselves are complex. SERVPRO has trained, and licensed air duct technicians who can help to assess and adequately remediate an issue and are available on call should a problem occur outside of regular working hours.

Soot and smoke deposits can affect the functionality of ovens, or other kitchen appliances as well as presenting a health and safety concern. SERVPRO crew chiefs can arrive onsite and pressure wash appliances to ensure the problem is resolved quickly. With a full range of chemical cleaning agents at our disposal, we are also capable of removing stubborn deposits without needing to replace items or appliances.

A restaurant fire can usually be contained in the kitchen. However, the odor that comes with the burning of animal fats can easily travel into seating areas. The most effective method of removing an odor is by mimicking the way that odor spreads. In the case of fires, the odor spreads through the smoke, which can enter ventilation ducts or other challenging to reach areas.

SERVPRO use industrial thermal fogging equipment that vaporizes deodorant solvents. Since vapor behaves similarly to smoke, our deodorants can also enter ventilation ducts and neutralize odor. Where there are cavities beneath fittings or appliances, we can place pellets to help mask an odor until it dissipates naturally over time.

Our commercial team is ready to help, contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516.

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We Are Ready To Restore Your Slidell Home With Our Proven Techniques

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Are Ready To Restore Your Slidell Home With Our Proven Techniques Water damage effected the carpet in this home after a washer leak. We pulled the carpet up and air movers were used to dry under the effected areas .

Restoring your wooden items After a Water Damage Experience in Slidell

The wetness that results from water damage events may cause unnecessary damage to your contents and interior finishes. It means acting quickly and letting professionals restore your property can reduce the additional damage. Never opt for permanent repairs until your Slidell property is thoroughly dry. Let us look at some of the restorative techniques we put in place when attending to such situations.

Water damage may make subfloors in your Slidell property to swell or separate. Where possible, our SERVPRO technicians replace the affected layers or sections to prevent further buckling of the underlying coverings. Before we can install new coverings, we check for warping and make sure the subflooring is thoroughly dry. Space heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers are part of the tools that we use to speed up the drying process.

In instances where wooden floors have already experienced swelling, our SERVPRO technicians prevent buckling by carefully removing the affected boards. If we are dealing with sheet flooring and we notice that the water has penetrated the loose areas, we remove the whole sheet. Usually, cleaning and drying the floors is necessary before any repair or replacement work can begin.

Spotting is another challenge that furniture which has microfiber coverings experiences. It occurs when the fabrics develop patches or water lines. We have the experience and tested techniques of restoring furnishings which have experienced water spotting. You can also call us to address the color bleeds that leave stains on walls and flooring. Wood can create conditions for mold growth when the water is not extracted as soon as possible. That is why we immediately dry your furnishings. By doing that, we may prevent odors and unsightly stains from developing.

At SERVPRO of Slidell, we're Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire or water damage related. Our goal is to return your commercial or residential property to its former conditions by using proven techniques. You can learn more about our restoration work by calling (985) 649-1516.

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We Will Help You Open Your Pearl River Salon's Doors Again

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Help You Open Your Pearl River Salon's Doors Again Our technicians are trained, equipped, and are always ready for whatever happens. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

What to Do When an Electrical Fire Causes Damage to Your Pearl River Salon

Running a successful salon depends entirely on your daily foot traffic, but that system has become endangered now that fire damage has impacted your business. An electrical fire broke out near the back of your store and impacted two stations, where it burned through product, stained the walls, and damaged the furniture. Fortunately, the fire-extinguishment sprinkler system in your store put out the flames before they could spread even further, through the use of suffocating powder.

However, while the flames may have been extinguished inside of your Pearl River salon, the fire damage still remains behind. The damage in your store has altogether halted your business, as your store smells heavily of burnt product and there is damage out in the open for your customers to see. To open your doors again, so that foot traffic is restored to your business, it is essential for you to reach out for professional help as soon as possible.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand how valuable your time is. There is a significant difference between being able to come to your location immediately and being able to come only when an opening presents itself. For this reason, SERVPRO works around your schedule. Day or night, weekend or weekday, our doors are open, and we always make an effort to arrive at your location as soon as possible.

Once we arrive at your salon, SERVPRO can immediately get to work and clean up the burnt products from the area the fire struck. Our goal is to remove anything that cannot be kept or remediated so that it is out of the way. From there, we can begin the remediating the furniture, which was burned, as well as the scorch marks on the tile walls, by using a lubricative cleaning solution to remove the grime. Once the majority of the damage has been remediated, SERVPRO can focus on the malodor in the Salon. We can use ozone machines to neutralize the very particles in that air, which carry the scent.

If you find your business in urgent need of fire damage remediation services, never wait. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Slidell by calling (985) 649-1516. No matter the time, we're open for you.

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Our Advanced Equipment Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Pearl

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Advanced Equipment Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Pearl Call us at (985) 649-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why Sophisticated Equipment Help SERVPRO Fix Fire Damage In Pearl Efficiently

Widespread damages can happen after a fire whether it is a small grease fire in the kitchen or a bigger blaze. Fires cause damages through heat action, smoke deposits and searing from the flames. Restoring the property after an incident, therefore, requires different approaches including cleaning and refinishing affected materials. We offer professional restoration services and rely on sophisticated equipment to deal with any damage “Like it never even happened.”

Removing the deposits from different materials after fire damage in Pearl is a tough undertaking. Air currents drive soot and other deposits deep into materials. Heat from the fire also opens up pores in the materials thus allowing the deposits to penetrate further. Our SERVPRO technicians use sophisticated equipment to ease removal. For example, we can apply wet cleaning procedures on upholstery items because they are more effective than dry cleaning. We rely on Upholstery Cleaning Machines to achieve this goal. The machine offers better agitation than hand washing. It also rinses and vacuums dissolved and emulsified soils.

Flames scorch materials or surfaces ruining their visual appeal. In many cases, the solution is to replace the items. However, restoring them can reduce the costs involved. Our SERVPRO technicians combine their FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restoration skills with the use of advanced equipment to restore materials with superficial damage. We use soda blasting or dry ice blasting machines to remove charred materials and soot without damaging the underlying material, which is better than relying on abrasive cleaning methods.

Fires leave bad smells in the affected properties even after removing charred items and cleaning soot and other fire residues. Taking specific deodorization steps helps restore the property to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on different deodorization equipment including Hydroxyl generators, foggers, and Ozone generators, which work in different ways to neutralize bad odors. Ozone generators work by oxidizing odor particles while foggers vaporize deodorizing agents allowing them to combine with odor particles destroying them.

Dealing with fire damage is manageable with help from SERVPRO of Slidell. Call us at (985) 649-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What Can You Do About Fire Damage Remediation in Pearl River Right Now

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Can You Do About Fire Damage Remediation in Pearl River Right Now Fire damage residues can permeate the household items in your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective removal services.

SERVPRO - Restoring Pearl River Homes With Fire Damage

Located right on I-59, Pearl River is a great place for residents who enjoy the grace of a small town, but still want the benefits of nearby, larger communities. Regardless of where any Louisiana native lives though, the threat of a house fire is common to us all.

Fire damage to a Pearl River home can run from minor smoke damage to a major loss of structure like half the roof and the support beams underneath it. Much of what SERVPRO does to restore a home usually involves a combination of demolition and removal, cleaning, and restoration of structural property.

To start, we remove any items physically damaged by the heat and flames and dispose of them. If that includes ceiling tiles, floorboards, and paneling, our crews can quickly tear out these building materials with minimal effect on the rest of the home.

As crew members remove the damaged items, one of our inspectors examines the exposed sub-floor, wall framing, and overhead supports. Usually, there is minor physical damage, but smoke and soot residues cover everything.

SERVPRO technicians use an extensive inventory of cleaning agents designed to remove residues safely. That includes wood, fabric, marble, metal, and even glass without scratching or otherwise harming the surface of the item crew members work to restore.

When the residues penetrate deeply into an item, our personnel use an ozone generator to break down and remove the odors. The device generates ozone gas which can penetrate as deeply as the odor. The gas reacts with the odor causing particles, changing them and eliminating the odor.

After removing the odors and residues, crew members quickly get to work on the restoration. Our professionals can quickly lay new flooring, replace ceiling tiles, and hang new paneling. If desired by the homeowner, we can even apply a new coat of paint to make the house a home again.

If you have had any fire damage at all, contact SERVPRO of Slidell for a thorough inspection of your home to determine what the long-term risks might be. Call us at (985) 649-1516 today.

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Steps to Take After Water Damage in Your Slidell Home

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Steps to Take After Water Damage in Your Slidell Home If a leaking pipe is causing water damage to your home, contact SERVPRO today.

Cleaning Up Water Damage After a Burst or Broken Pipe

Every homeowner winds up with a water accident sooner or later. If it is not a broken pipe or a water heater that gives out, it could be a leaky seal or backed up sump pump. That is just the nature of homeownership.

When you are cleaning up after a plumbing emergency that left water damage in your home in Pearl River, LA it is important to understand the steps you need to take to get yourself back on your feet again quickly.

1. Shut Off Your Water Main. Before you bother calling for a plumber to fix the pipe itself, make sure you turn off the water. This can stop incoming water and allow for cleanup if the problem is a plumbing emergency.

2. Contact Your Insurance Company. Most insurance companies cover cleaning services and repair for water damage from plumbing accidents. Your regular plan deductible will apply. Major carriers often preauthorize cleanup services to streamline billing, so give your carrier’s claims line a quick call.

3. Contact a Cleaning Service. Residential water damage cleanup involves removing the water in home areas and dry cleaning the carpet, furniture, and other items in the area. If you have multiple phone lines in your household, calling for a cleaning service in Pearl River, LA on one line while a family member contacts your insurance company can speed up the entire process.

4. Remove Dry Items. Once you know that help is on the way, it’s time to take dry and unaffected items out of the water damaged areas of the home. That way, the cleanup crew can more easily get to the affected belongings in your home.

5. Contact a Plumber. Cleaning services are not usually plumbing services, so if you have experienced a plumbing emergency, you will need to call for a plumber to fix the problem before turning your water back on.

Remember, while it is essential to take care of the broken pipe quickly, water in home living areas continues to do damage until it is properly cleaned up. That is why it is important to contact a dry cleaning service right away.

Water can damage your home in many ways. Call SERVPRO of Slidell to aid you after water damages your home. (985) 649-1516 can reach us 24/7.


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Will Your Insurance Cover Mold Damages to your home in Slidell?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Will Your Insurance Cover Mold Damages to your home in Slidell? If mold damages your property, contact SERVPRO for help.

Understanding Mold damage and Insurance

Fungus growth is typical in Slidell, LA, and mold damage can interrupt your business. Will your commercial insurance cover the expense? The answer depends on your policy and the circumstances.

Understand Commercial Mold Insurance Basics

There are several different types of insurance that business owners should carry in case of mold damage in Slidell. Each is applicable in various circumstances:

• Liability – Might cover another’s mold remediation expenses if you are at fault
• Property Damage – Pays to repair mold damages to your property
• Worker’s Compensation – Covers the costs of mold-related illnesses for employees


Mold coverage and claims are tricky. Fungus growth is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Insurance providers have become reluctant to cover claims related to mold infestations in situations when claimants ignored their responsibility to perform proper maintenance and repairs.

Check Your Policy

If your policy dates back far enough, you may already have adequate insurance, but it is possible your insurance company added mold damage to the list of exclusions. Additional mold insurance may be required.

If you do carry mold insurance, you still have a responsibility to care for the property and keep it maintained. Insurance providers do not want to pay for unnecessary repairs. Failure to have your location inspected regularly or refusal to repair known leaks in the plumbing may disqualify a claim.

Know the Differences in Claims

If you have discovered excessive fungus growth around your place of business, you may file a primary claim. Essentially, you seek costs for yourself directly related to your situation. An adjuster looks at the case, and your insurance company determines if the claim has merit.

In some instances, you may need to file a third-party liability claim. If you are a landlord or are responsible for a property in some way, tenants may sue for damages related to mold. Your insurance policy could cover some of the costs of your legal expenses or pay mold related expenses for your clients.

Get Your Business Inspected

Regular inspections identify mold, point out trouble spots, and keep your insurance policy in good standing. A professional mold remediation company helps you maintain your property and reduces the risk of infestation.

SERVPRO of Slidell is Here to Help with mold damage found in your home or business. Call us today at (985) 649-1516.

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