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How SERVPRO Dries Water Damage in Pearl River

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying water damaged carpet This office suffered water damage. We have a variety of equipment at our disposal to dry your carpeting.

Water Cleanup in Pearl River Using Specialized Portable Extractors

Any time you find wet carpet inside your home in Pearl River, the problems can get worse if they do not get treated right away. If water cleanup does not get conducted promptly, secondary damage like raised humidity levels or mold can cause you more issues down the road. If the humidity inside your house rises, places previously unaffected could start to show signs of moisture damage.

Whenever carpets get wet, seeking professional assistance from a restoration company such as SERVPRO can help save you a dilemma and money in the long run. We can use specialized techniques and equipment during any water cleanup project in Pearl River. We can utilize various forms of advanced technology to help prevent secondary damage from developing. Other points that set us apart from other restoration professionals is the wide variety of equipment and restoration techniques that we have at our disposal.

For example, before starting to extract moisture from your saturated carpets, our SERVPRO technicians first assess the situation to figure out the best type of equipment to use. In many cases, we can utilize a truck-mounted extractor to pull moisture out of your contents and building materials. But, in other cases, it is more effective to use a portable extractor.

Portable extractors are easier to use and are ideal for tight places. The main components of extractors are a heater, pump, and vacuum system. We can use these machines to clean and extract both carpet and upholstered items.

Other features our portable extractors have, include a variable heat control. This function is mostly used during carpet cleaning when using hot water to loosen up soils. We adjust the temperature of the water to as hot as 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

The unit also comes with a solution pump and solution tank. The tank holds the water-based detergents, and the pump sprays it out of the tank when conducting carpet cleaning procedures. The machine's vacuum system also has a wastewater tank attached to it to store the moisture extracted from your carpets or the excessive dirty detergents used during carpet cleaning.

For fast 24/7 service from our highly trained team, call SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 as soon as you notice a moisture-related problem because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Follows Mold Remediation Protocols when Servicing Pearl River Industrial and Commercial Sites

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

mold in a petri dish growing Mold Remediation Needed in Pearl River? Don't Hesitate--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Disinfecting

Commercial Mold Damage Pearl River – Avoiding Repeat Mold Contamination

Mold contamination can affect building materials, commercial products, equipment, and even employee health at Pearl River buildings. Once mold sets in, it can be difficult to remove unless specific steps are taken to remove the source, control the humidity level, and clean the area. Mold is everywhere; however, we can control mold, and further contamination avoided.

SERVPRO has been providing commercial mold damage mitigation and restoration in the Pearl River area since 1999. We also provide water damage and storm damage restoration services. Our team is highly trained. We follow a tried and true protocol for treating mold to meet client needs and returning their businesses and homes to their original condition, whenever possible.

Mold Removal

Once mold contamination has affected an area of your business, it is essential to act quickly to limit the damage to the structure, to your contents and employee health. SERVPRO can establish negative pressure areas and block all intakes to the HVAC system to avoid spreading the mold further within the building space. We can clean all hard surfaces. Porous surfaces cannot always be cleaned. Some non-salvageable items must be removed and disposed of following mold remediation guidelines. Depending on the level of contamination, this can include drywall, fabrics, carpeting, insulation, and the contents in the contaminated area.

Cleaning disturbs mold spores. SERVPRO establishes a negative pressure area in the rooms to be cleaned to prevent the further spread of mold spores. We clean from the top down and in the direction of the airflow. This approach ensures the spores and dust settle to the floor.

Preventing Repeat Mold Contamination

After cleaning the area, restoration can begin. Replace all of the non-porous items. However, mold loves high humidity and moisture. Eliminating these conditions can prevent further contamination of cleaned areas. If there is a source of moisture, either remove it or control it to reduce the contribution of humidity. Maintain humidity at 45% or lower using AC and dehumidifiers.

Your employees should find the indoor air quality much improved, and your commercial space could avoid mold contamination in the future.

Call SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Abita Springs, Lacombe, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Call Us 24/7 In Pear River After A Fire

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Rows of our drying equipment and air movers in a room ready to be used We can respond quickly with professional drying equipment along with dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment for your fire damage restoration.

Pear River Fire Odor Control – The Kitchen Fire is Out, Now What

Whether you put out the fire yourself or the fireman quickly doused the fire in your kitchen, there is a good chance that odors from the fire can remain. There may be several different odors depending on what was burning and how quickly the fire was put out. For example, there may be odors from burned food, grease, plastic, and more that permeates your home. The odors might even be limited to your kitchen or may have spread to other portions of the house.

SERVPRO has been active in the Pear River area since 1999, dealing with fire odor control, water damage, flood, and storm damage issues. We can call on other franchises for assistance as needed to ensure we have sufficient human resources and technical skills to meet any situation.

Remove the Source

The first step in dealing with odors is always to remove the primary source of the odor. If there is a charred pot on the stove, for example, it needs to be removed from the home. Removing odors follows a procedure that SERVPRO has perfected over the years. We identify the cause of the odor and treat it accordingly. There may be several types of odors that need different treatment.

Hard Surfaces vs. Absorbent Materials

Hard surfaces such as stove tops and counters may have significant concentrations of odor-producing material. These surfaces can be cleaned by thoroughly wiping the surfaces. Remove any residue that was deposited. SERVPRO cleans cabinets, walls, vent hoods, and filters and ceilings. All must be washed and cleaned. In some situations, walls may need to be painted to seal in the odors.

Fabrics may need to be removed and sent out for cleaning. There are a variety of products and equipment that can be used for fire odor control and to remove odors from carpets and furniture. SERVPRO selects the appropriate method based on the type of fire, causing the smell and the concentration or residue. Our technicians are trained to deal with all of these situations. We can return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Slidell at (904) 721-2230 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Abita Springs, Lacombe, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Document Recovery and Electronic Restoration In Slidell

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in office causing damage If your agency is the victim of a flash flood, contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516.

Specialist Document Recovery and Electronic Restoration for Commercial Flood Damage in Slidell

An agency can hold relevant client documents as well as various electronic devices at any given time. Which is why flash flooding can be a serious concern that requires immediate action and specialist restoration. Our service incorporates the latest technology into our nationally accredited technicians to ensure that you can salvage as much technical information and hardware as possible.

We have successfully run commercial flood damage restoration here in Slidell for our business clients. Our rapid response units are on-call to help businesses in a time of need. Our rapid response team differs from our residential technicians as an experienced crew chief leads each team with direct water restoration technician (WRT) qualifications.

On arrival, a crew chief can immediately assess the type of water contamination in your business — these grades from clean water to infectious waste like raw sewage and human pathogens. SERVPRO is a fully-licensed biohazard restoration firm. We are capable of dealing with any water emergency and can respond quickly to your call, bringing with us Personal Protective Equipment and a full-range of cleaning agents.

If you have special requirements, you can speak directly with our crew chief at any time during service. Valuable business documentation can often be freeze-dried by SERVPRO on-site before being transported to a dedicated facility to either vacuum or thermal vacuum freeze. These procedures are incapable of reversing existing damage but can prevent further harm to the document and be returned in a usable state.

Electronics like computers, printers, or scanning equipment can be held above the dew-point using heaters and dehumidifiers in a closed drying tent or cleanroom. This service can be vital in maintaining the functionality of hard-drives and other digital storage. SERVPRO does not carry out electronic restoration, but we can mitigate against further damage while electronic restoration teams are brought in.

SERVPRO has a contact list of trusted third-parties for specialist restoration. We can arrange for a callout on your behalf and include all documentation in a package for you to hand over to your claims adjuster as part of our stress-free claims process.

If your agency is the victim of a flash flood, contact SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516.

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We Are Available 24/7 For All Your Pearl River Fire Damage Restoration Needs

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

A roof of a home damaged by a fire Our team is well trained and equipped to handle a situation like this, so if you have fire damage, call us!

Complete Restoration after Fire Damage in Pearl River Includes Drying, Cleaning, and Deodorization

Lit candles during the fall and winter holidays play a role in creating a warm and inviting environment in many homes around Pearl River. During the excitement of entertaining family and other guests, often after long absences, accidents might happen involving one of the candles. Fire can get out of control quickly, especially if natural materials like pine boughs or wispy decorative fabrics ignite.

When decorations or other items in a home in Pearl River ignite, causing fire damage, SERVPRO does more than clean things up for the homeowner. We also dry the area doused with water and deodorize smoke smells coming from the charred items' smoke. 

Because smoke can linger inside a home and pollute the air, we work with at least one air scrubber running. After testing to locate any damp areas, we know where to set up and direct air movers that dry these areas. We position the air scrubbers downwind, per se, to collect smoke, airborne soot, and any dust we generate as we restore your property.

Smoke might look like a gas, but it is really made of microscopic particles that can penetrate into the pores and openings of otherwise unaffected materials like wood trim, carpeting, and brick. SERVPRO's Fire Damage and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) use different methods to get surfaces cleared away of soot. 

Depending on the type of soot, we use different methods. Pine and many other plants contain a lot of oils ad resins that can make cleaning it up challenging. We use special cleaning agents that cut through the bonds when we encounter this. We also use ultrasonic technology to clean many items at our facility.

Inaccessible areas can also harbor smoke deposits, or soot. Cleaning accessible areas and having our building services department replace charred walls and ceilings eliminates much of the soot that causes strong and constant odors. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses fogging as a way to bind soot so it can no longer cause odors.

We work on your home and its contents in teams to ensure that we provide you with a dry, clean,and odor-free residence as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Slidell is Faster To Any Size Disaster near Abita Springs and Lacombe. After fire damage ruins your house, call us at our local number, (985) 649-1516, 24/7.

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Do You Know How to Restore Flood Damage in Slidell? SERVPRO Does!

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in driveway and street of home they are restoring.  Flooding on sidewalk and ground in front of home SERVPRO has a fast response time so that we an effectively restore your home.

Professional Flood Damage Cleaning And Restoration In Slidell

Surrounded by lakes, streams, and even more water, Slidell residents are used to seeing it somewhere, every day. Even with that, many area homes suffer more from failing dishwashers, split hoses, and other, broken, plumbing.

Unlike a water intrusion from a split pipe, however, Slidell flood damage contains outside water which contains contaminants like soil, trash, lawn fertilizers, and worse. SERVPRO restoration teams train extensively to not only remove this dirty water but also to return the home and its contents to a clean, livable condition. In some homes, depending on the flood level, that means everything from the roof to the sub-floor.

More than once last year, our personnel cleaned two-story flood damaged homes. While the multiple floors did not change our methods, one house in particular provided for an interesting range of tasks. On the lower level, carpets covered everything except the kitchen and bath. The second floor, however, was strictly wood flooring with throw rugs for warmth and linoleum in the two bathrooms.

For the rugs and carpets, the contaminated water made them non-restorable, so our SERVPRO team members removed and disposed of all of them. In the upstairs bathrooms, the water receded quickly enough that it did not soften the glue holding the linoleum in place. Thorough cleaning with a strong sterilant agent made it and the wood flooring safe to walk on again.

Downstairs was different though. The water remained overnight and all of the next day, loosening the linoleum and allowed air bubbles to form. It also soaked the wood flooring, causing some of the slats to begin to swell. Technicians first cleaned everything with the same sterilant and then used air movers to force warm air over it all to dry out the slats and soften the glue so other team members could flatten out the linoleum, eliminating the air bubbles.

In addition to removal and cleanup, our office also provides or supervises a wide range of restoration and other services needed to return each home to its original condition, or better than it was before the flood. Among them are:

  • Packing and move out of the property to facilitate removal and cleanup
  • Temporary warehouse space for property
  • Generator power
  • Electrical repair
  • Dry cleaning of soaked, stained or otherwise damaged clothing

At SERVPRO of Slidell, we strive to provide all of these services, and more, to each homeowner here, Abita Springs, Lacombe, and Pearl River. If this is the level of professional service you want for your residence, call us today at (985) 649-1516 to schedule an initial visit and get started on the restoration process. We are here for you. 

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Do You Have the Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Flood Damaged Home in Slidell?

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded street; water going into yards It's always flood season in Louisiana. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your home!

Equipment that Helps Ease Restoration of Flood Damage in Affected Slidell Homes

Floods cause a wide range of problems necessitating thorough cleaning and controlled demolition. Such tasks can be tedious, but access to the right equipment can help ease their completion. We offer professional restoration of flood damage and equip our crews with a wide range of tools to handle any task.

Moving contents often happens in the process of restoring flood damage in affected Slidell homes. Some contents, such as furniture are heavy or bulky, making it hard to move them conveniently. Lifting such deadweight can also lead to injuries. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to different moving equipment. Hand trucks are handy in moving appliances, furniture, and appliances within the home. The trucks are available in different sizes and configurations, making them efficient for all types of moving tasks. We also have forklifts, which are useful during move-outs.

Flooding leaves properties heavily soiled with sludge, mud, and silt among other wastes. Cleaning requires different forces, including temperature and agitation, to be efficient. It is not easy to achieve the intended results without the right equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians use a wide range of equipment, including power washers and pressure sprayers. Pressure sprayers dispense the cleaning products at up to 50 psi, making them perfect for applying disinfectants and anti-microbial agents. Power washers can dispense cleaning products at up to 2500 psi, making them perfect for removing stubborn soils from surfaces. We have different varieties, including those that use cold or hot water.

Drying excess moisture from the flooding as well as the cleaning process is crucial to ensure other problems such as mold do not develop in the home afterward. Dehumidifiers play a significant role in the drying process. However, there are different types of dehumidifiers, and some might not be suitable for the conditions at your home. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to a wide range of dehumidifiers, including desiccant and refrigerant varieties. The LGR variety is best for job sites where temperatures are above 50°F.

Having the right tools can simplify the restoration of flood damage in Pearl River, Abita Springs, and Lacombe. Call SERVPRO of Slidell to assist. You can reach us at (985) 649-1516 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What are the Best Ways to Eliminate Smoke in Your Fire Damaged Home

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Surveying inside of fire damaged home No matter the size of the fire, SERVPRO of Slidell can restore your home.

Removing Smoke Odors from Your Pearl River Home After Fire Damage Requires Expertise

Fires are one of the worst accidents that can occur in a home. They not only ruin household items and structural materials irreversibly and quickly but also result in several additional hazards. Examples include water damage resulting from fire-extinguishing efforts, unpleasant odors, and soot damage.

It can take hours of cleaning to restore your Pearl River home after fire damage. You need to deal with the repulsive smoke odor that lingers after a fire accident. Eliminating the smoke odor is daunting because the smoke particles embed in different porous materials like clothing, draperies, upholstered furniture, and carpeting. Some steps to you can take to deal with the smoke scents include:

Remove all items affected by the smoke scent

You can wash things like drapes, carpets, clothes, and bed covers to remove the smoke smell. Before you clean them, take them out or at least separate them from other items.

Air out your home

Open the windows and place fans in your home for a few hours. The ventilation process helps blow away most smoke particles lingering inside your home. You can set the fans near open spaces, so they draw in the fresh air more efficiently.

Removing stubborn smoke odors requires effort and specialized equipment. For the best results, you can contact SERVPRO franchise professionals to assist you in eliminating the odors. It is not always possible to identify what is causing the smell or which deodorization method can counteract a particular source of the scent. Therefore, we often use multiple procedures that involve different professional products and equipment to remove unpleasant odors.

Our technicians can use deodorant granules or pellets to eliminate the scents. These products work by absorbing odors. Their main active ingredient is a material referred to as fuller’s earth, and it acts as a sponge to absorb and hold the smells. We can apply them to a specific area or the whole house. Some equipment we can use to remove smoke odors include:

  • Low Volume (ULV) misters
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Air scrubbers
  • Photocatalytic oxidizers
  • Injection Devices

Our SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can also ensure effective restoration of your home by eliminating the troubling reminders of smoke, soot and odor damage from at-risk items like tile, chrome, aluminum, brass, porcelain, upholstery, fabrics and carpets.

If your home has lingering smoke odors after a fire, give SERVPRO of Slidell a call at (985) 649-1516 for more information. Our team is professionally trained and can help you neutralize the odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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When Your Pearl River Business Suffers Flood Damage

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

house with vehicles parked in front; mature trees Being near a river offers many advantages for homeowners and businesses, but when the water rises, damage occurs.

Commercial Flood Damage Pearl River – Maintaining Operations While Restoration Begins

Storms with high winds, heavy rain, and even hail can do a great deal of damage within minutes. Commercial businesses can be out of commission for days or even weeks. Often the client wants to find an approach that allows them to continue business operations. Often the client wants to find an approach that allows them to continue business operations during this period, while restoration on their premises occurs.

SERVPRO of Slidell understands commercial flood damage challenges in Pearl River and how important it is to help clients maintain their business operations. Clients need fast response teams, solutions to help them recover, and flexibility to help them maintain business operations. We can meet that challenge!

Establish Dry Work Zones

Our crew can initially assess the damage and deal with broken windows or damaged roof structures to prevent additional damage. We can move the equipment needed to maintain operations to a dry area where possible. Everything is cleaned and dried before moving. The client can assemble his team to temporarily maintain operations for his or her business in this area.

SERVPRO team members can focus on efficiently removing debris and water from the affected area.  After completing cleaning and decontamination, restoration can begin in those areas as prioritized by the client

Equipment Staging Areas Improves Efficiency

Various equipment and products are needed to clean and restore damage from floods and storms properly. Anytime we can bring everything we need closer to the actual damage; it improves efficiency. We can reduce the time taken to restore the commercial office, "Like it never even happened."

Working with the client, SERVPRO can set up a staging area close to the actual work site. Equipment, tools, cleaning products, and restoration materials can be placed in the staging area to facilitate their use. Our objective is to restore your office space as quickly as possible to enable operations to return to normal. We understand how important it is to meet your customer's needs.

Call SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516 for 24/7 serve. We serve Abita Springs, Lacombe, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We have the resources to respond to significant storm damage situations.

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Uh Oh! Water Damage in Pearl River? Now What?

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO vehicles on the street in front of a home. Water damage in your Pearl River home? Better call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO in Pearl River can get you back to normal in no time.

We all get distracted from time to time in our Pearl River home. You go to the store to get milk and come home with everything BUT milk. After a long day at work, you yearn for a hot bubble bath. The faucet is on, you pour in the bubbles, and that is when it hits you. You forgot to pick up the package on the front porch. What’s inside is so enticing that you are oblivious to the bath water running upstairs. Uh Oh. 

For those of us living in Pearl River, water damage is complicated even further by the constant presence of heat and humidity. An accident like this can go from bad to worse in a matter of hours. The longer the water remains, the deeper it seeps into your floor joists, walls, and ceiling. Mold, rotted wood, electrical issues, weakened floors, and crumbling ceilings are just some of the fallouts SERVPRO can help you prevent. On-call and available 24/7, our professionals respond any time of day or night. The quicker you make the call, the less hassle you may have and the more money you can save.

When water accumulates on a linoleum floor, it can find its way to  fill up above the room below. From there, it seeps through the space around the hole in your ceiling where the light fixture hangs. But what you do not see is what can cause problems. We use moisture sensors and thermal imaging cameras to locate the hidden water. Individual meters tell us how wet the area is and how much humidity is in the air. SERVPRO’s state of the art equipment determines the best drying method to use so our team can bring your home back from the brink. Our skilled technicians, many of whom are certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) have the experience, equipment, and know-how to mitigate the issue quickly. Restoration can be swift or it may be time-consuming. Reconstruction and renovations are time-consuming and costly. 

Events like water damage happen to the best of us. Our highly-experienced and empathetic professionals can make you feel, “Like it never even happened.” So next time you have an “uh oh” moment, remember it pays to act quickly! Call SERVPRO of Slidell at (985) 649-1516.

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