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Pop Quiz: Do You Know How to Restore Fire Damage in Monroe Schools?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Fire damage is bad for business. Call SERVPRO for the fire restoration service, we will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Why Monroe Schools Trust Our Team for Fire Damages

There is a reason that organizations like the Better Business Bureau and property management firms trust in our expertise and experience in addressing damages to their Monroe structures. With community properties like schools in our region, we understand how important and vital it is to get work started immediately to limit the time students are without a place to go for educational stimulation. With fire damage incidents, multiple symptoms must get addressed quickly to prevent worsening conditions that can prove far more challenging to overcome.

IICRC Trained Fire Damage Restoration Technicians

With fire damage in a Monroe school, we understand the detrimental effect on students and faculty. To address these concerns quickly, our SERVPRO team can utilize the full measure of our growing roster of IICRC-Certified technicians. While we have many employees certified and accredited as Fire & Smoke Restoration and Odor Control Technicians, we also have others with expertise in other helpful areas like cleaning and debris removal.

Working Together for Fire Restoration

Our SERVPRO team has a great deal of experience contending with significant damage situations. As a part of a large loss recovery team, we can address substantial damage like widespread fire effects quickly and confidently. We can pool our resources and personnel with area branches of our brand and other recovery and emergency services to help restore this damaged institution as promptly as possible.

Fast Fire Cleanup Response

As is the case with all emergencies, getting mitigation started immediately is critical to protecting more of the damaged property. With our fast response to fire emergencies, we can work fast to identify the full scope of the damage and what must occur to address the most pressing of hazards and symptoms to get your doors back open as quickly as we can.

With so many students, parents, and faculty depending on a fully functioning school, we take our role in restoration and recovery seriously. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call 24/7 at (318) 345-5121.

What Is A Rover And How Does It Dry Your Water Damaged Monroe Home?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle and equipment outside job site. Water removal services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use the latest technology in every disaster.

The Equipment We Use to Dry Monroe Homes

Part of the work we do for Monroe homeowners is responding quickly to water damage incidents that affect their property. We are loading up our Green Fleet with the appropriate tools and equipment to make short work of the emergency threatening your home from the moment we get your call. With water damage incidents, we have to work quickly to extract the excess and to dry up the moisture to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from occurring as well.

While drying your water damaged home in Monroe might not seem like a complicated procedure, you should consider how your house is inaccessible or challenging to reach. With wall cavities, subflooring, ceiling spaces, and more, we have to provide our customers with effective drying solutions that work quickly despite the difficulty of accessing these areas. That is where our impressive and industry-leading equipment comes into play.

Extractors for Water Removal

The machines and equipment that we use for all of our restoration work define our team, as it helps save our customers money while providing a polished final product that makes emergencies and disasters “Like it never even happened.” Our process begins with extraction when it is necessary to recover a water damaged property. We have many options, from ROVER weighted extractors, which can pull moisture from carpeting and subflooring to wet-vacs with extraction wands ideal for challenging areas of the property.

Drying Mats to Remove Water Damage

Once this excess gets removed, our SERVPRO technicians can work on the crucial drying portion of the process. To access moisture in wood flooring and concrete surfaces, we can use our drying mats. Our Injectidry system can help to remove the water trapped in wall cavities to prevent lingering moisture here to allow for mold growth. Traditional drying techniques occur with our high-powered air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers.

Our equipment is at the heart of the work we do and plays a critical role in recovering a home that suffers from widespread water damages. You can trust our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe rapid response team to arrive quickly with the tools to make a difference fast. Give us a call at (318) 345-5121.

Not Taking Care of Flood Water Cleanup Can be Damaging

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work in home. Water damage of any kind is a job for SERVPRO. Let our trained and experienced techs handle all the work for you.

SERVPRO Techs are Available 24/7 for Monroe Flood Restoration Services

Some types of water damage in Monroe properties, such as a slow leaking pipe, can wait until the next business day after discovery to begin cleanup. However, flood damage needs immediate attention.

Standing water damage in a Monroe home that needs flooding cleanup can cause a host of issues, including:

  • Ruined walls
  • Damaged floors and subfloor
  • Biohazard situation from bacteria-laden water

SERVPRO technicians are available around the clock to come to the property to extract the water and get the structure dried. It does not matter if standing water is part of the problem. The technicians have access to specialized removal equipment, including submersible pumps, and for large-scale extraction, truck-mounted units. The longer the water remains within the structure, the potential for greater damage increases.

One of the key elements SERVPRO techs rely on is their moisture detection equipment. They have several different devices they use to determine if water has wicked into walls or seeped under flooring. Also, they can test the water to determine if any harmful elements are present and require treatment before the water removal services. 

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 can tackle any size flooding cleanup needed in local Monroe properties. The team arrives quickly and works until the damage is "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO for Mold Remediation Services in Monroe

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling by curtain Mold can grow on any type of organic surface in a Monroe home--For best results--Call SERVPRO for mold remediation

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remediate Mold Damage

Discovering mold growing in your Monroe home might lead you to question how it developed in the first place. While there are many misguided ideas about how mold growth can occur, the process is quite fundamental. Spores exist in the environment both inside and out of our homes on a microscopic level. To colonize and sit on surfaces in our homes, these spores require a food source via moisture and dampness and organic materials to infiltrate.

Taking care of the mold damage in your Monroe home might also seem like something you could do on your own, but you should know that conventional cleaning methods are virtually ineffective against mold colonies. This is because the cleaning process does not penetrate deeply enough into the organic materials to remove the entire organism thriving inside of it. You are only scratching the surface of the problem.

Trained Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal Specialists

Our SERVPRO technicians, on the other hand, get specially trained to combat all varieties of mold and fungal growth to residential and commercial structures. Our team familiarizes themselves with the latest mold remediation methods and the most effective strategies to handle the kind of mold growing in your house. From the moment that our team arrives, we assess the full scope of the damage and utilize negative air chambers and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to isolate this affected area from the possibility of spreading.

Sanding the organic surfaces of the construction materials of your home and structural components can remedy the colonization process, but that is only part of the problem you are facing. Identifying the source of the moisture is a critical element to the remediation process because repairing this damage can prevent recurrences after a short time.

Finding mold inside of your home is nothing that you should attempt to resolve on your own. With the health effects attributed to exposure to fungal organisms, it is always a better and safer choice to trust the certified mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe. You can reach us anytime you need us at (318) 345-5121.

Fire Damage Restoration Involves Specialized Skills

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

soot and water stains stairway from fire Smoke and Fire damage restoration in this stairway in a Monroe home is what SERVPRO does best. Call us for cleanup.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Assess the Damage Left by a Fire and Determine the Most Efficient Remediation Approach

When a fire ignites in your Monroe home, getting your family to safety and calling firefighters to knock out the flames are critical first responses. Fast action ensures no one is harmed and property damage is minimized. Once the scene is stable, it might be tempting to try to manage the cleanup yourself. The characteristics of fire damage done to your home make this decision questionable.

House Fire Clean Up

The charring, residues, and odors lingering after fire damage in Monroe do not respond as one expects to regular cleaning routines, nor is the damage always found where you might expect. The flames are out, but the materials combusted remain in your home as ash, burned surfaces, and soot. The smoke produced by a fire contains gases, liquids, and solids, the particles of each tiny and capable of penetrating deeply into structural components, fixtures, and all manner of personal possessions in your dwelling. Our technicians train extensively to learn how smoke acts during and after fire damage and thus can follow its destructive pathways throughout your home.

Smoke Damage Restoration

Heated air rises, so smoke damage one or more levels up from the fire site is not unexpected. Different materials create smoky residues called soots that vary in adhesion to surfaces. Hot burning wood debris can be ashy and easy to vacuum or brush away while slowly combusting fabrics or plastics release sticky coatings that require specialized cleaners, agitation, abrasive tools or ingredients, or solvents. SERVPRO technicians match the residue to the most efficient removal strategy relying on training and experience.

Unlike regular dirt, fire residues are fast-acting and corrosive agents that can cause harmful reactions to individuals during the cleaning process. SERVPRO technicians follow procedures developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) when completing fire damage restoration projects. The standards are accepted internationally and represent the fire damage recovery business’s best practices, keeping our technicians and residents safe.

Fire damage restoration must be speedy and comprehensive. If hidden areas are left untouched, the acidic nature of the residues progressively damages structures. SERVPRO’s team of well-qualified fire damage restoration technicians can transform a home from devastation to “Like it never even happened.” Homeowners on their own cannot clean fast enough to prevent ongoing destruction.

If you face fire damage cleanup and restoration, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe for fast, professional help. Within hours of your call to (318) 345-5121, an experienced manager inspects your home and creates a plan our crew is ready to implement immediately.

What Are the Efficient Water Removal Options for Monroe Businesses?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

commercial setting, carpets, lgr dehu SERVPRO gets businesses back in bussiness faster with our advanced equipment and our slogan, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Our SERVPRO professionals have powerful extractors to manage standing water in Monroe commercial properties fast

Reducing and ultimately removing water damage from the floors of your business can be a formidable task after a disaster like burst pipes or flooding. Flood restoration and water removal services hinge on powerful tools in our recovery inventory to eliminate surface water concerns before greater damage results.

Truck-Mounted Extractors for Flood Restoration Services

The truck-mounted extractor can be one of the most efficient tools for water mitigation in Monroe businesses, namely because of how many separate extraction processes it can conduct. These powerful water removal devices can effectively manage both standing water concerns and trapped moisture when attached to squeegee wands and carpet wand units.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Up Trapped Water in Carpets?

Water caught in the fibers of the carpets or migrating towards subflooring materials can prove threatening to the entire affected area of the building. Moist conditions like these can lead to damage like delamination that requires short-pile carpets to be removed from tack strips and replaced or dried off-site. To prevent this demolition effort, we have specific extractors designed for carpeted floors, such as:

  • Weighted Extractors
  • Roving Remote-Controlled Weighted Extractors
  • Carpet Wands

Water damage incidents can get out of control in local businesses without prompt extraction and mitigation. Our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team can help. Call us today at (318) 345-5121.

What Are the First Water Damage Repair Steps for West Monroe Homes?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling leak damage fan peeling surface Water damage from a ceiling leak often needs SERVPRO's team for mitigation and repair--West Monroe homeowners always call us

Our Quick Response and Mitigation Strategies Can Prevent and Restore Threatened West Monroe Properties After a Water Damaging Event.

Flooding from a burst pipe or roof leak can be one of the most expensive and devastating disasters you may ever have to face. Worse still, you don’t have time to waste as mold can start developing in as little time as 48-72 hours, irrespective of the water level. That’s why you need to act fast and hire the right professionals for the job. SERVPRO technicians have the experience, equipment, and time to get your home back to its normal state, “Like it never even happened.”

West Monroe Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Our expert technicians utilize high-end cleaning and drying equipment to eliminate the initial threats and protect your home and its contents. Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO professionals and our We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster mentality provide effective water damage removal and repair solutions. We handle every home differently depending on the level of damage but maintain the same process. Some of the critical steps involved in water damage repair in West Monroe include;

  • Inspection and assessment
  • Water extraction from the home
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Regular monitoring

Don’t wait until there is nothing to salvage. Act now and dial – (318) 345-5121 to speak to our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe response team.

Flooding in Monroe? Need Some Help?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

LGR dehu and air movers wood floor drying We restore rather than replace wood flooring in Monroe after a water damaging event whenever possible. SERVPRO has the skills and the equipment.

Monroe Residential Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Flood Water Removal

Flood water intrusion into any building can be incredibly destructive. Immediate action is critical to mitigating the problem within the indoor environment. SERVPRO technicians have the training, skills, equipment, and time to make your home feel like home again.

Why You Need Our Water Damage Repair Services

Whether the water damage in Monroe occurred from a ruptured pipe or a broken appliance, you need water damage repair services that go beyond cleaning and drying. When groundwater floods the carpet, the contaminants may include mud, chemicals, petroleum products, microbes, and more. SERVPRO follows IICRC guidelines and removes and discards carpets since there is the danger of infectious elements still present. Our professionals understand the need for treating and decontaminating materials like drywall, assemblies, and contents, which can cause future problems if left damp. We use advanced water restoration equipment and techniques to detect hidden moisture, dry standing water faster, and thoroughly clean and apply disinfectant to your home. Our water damage restoration process involves;

  • Emergency Contact
  • Damage inspection and assessment
  • Water extraction
  • Controlled demolition when needed
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Restoration

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe combines expertise and the use of sophisticated equipment to deliver exceptional water clean-up services. Call (318) 345-5121 to hire the area’s top flood water damage repair and restoration team.

Monroe Residential Property Owners Need Faster Water Mitigation Services to Save Their Homes

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

LGR dehu with a conduit flex Rely on SERVPRO for advanced equipment like this LGR dehumidifier to dry your Monroe property after completion of the water extraction

SERVPRO Can Help Monroe Residents Save Their Property from Water Damage

For many people, two things come into mind when the name West Monroe is mentioned—Coca-Cola and Delta airlines. West Monroe is a famous city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, established on 31st March 1807 when the territory of Orleans was divided. It is located in the Ouachita River across the neighboring sister City-Monroe. The two sister cities were formed when Don Juan Filhiol was hired to create Fort Miro—a Spanish presence on the north of Ouachita River. In May 1819, Fort Miro became Monroe to honor the first steamboat to travel up the Ouachita to North of Louisiana and President James Monroe. West Monroe was initially laid out in 1837 but got its name in 1880 from the railroad workers who wanted to name a new city.

One facet about Monroe that makes it appealing for visitors is its deep colorful history. The small city played a huge role in World War II, where Monroe's Selman Field operated as the largest flight navigator school in the nation. It was also home to General Claire Chennault—founder of Flying Tigers that played an integral part in the war. That explains why the city is dotted with so many museums that mark the old city's history.

Biedenharn and Delta Airlines Contributions

Joseph Biedenharn—the first person to bottle Coca-Cola, built his home in West Monroe and was actively involved in the city's development until he died in 1952. His great old mansion was converted into a museum—the Biedenharn Museum and gardens. His daughter, Emy-Lou, also established the Emy-Lou Biedenharn foundation to support Louisiana's artistic and cultural life in 1971. Delta airlines started as an aerial crop dusting organization. It was initially formed in Monroe and was known as Huff Daland Dusters. In 1925, the company was changed to the modern, now known as Delta Airlines.

What to Do and See in Monroe

Whether you are a history enthusiast looking to expand your history knowledge or simply enjoy exploring different cities, Monroe has what you need. Places you can visit:

  • Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Flying Tiger Brewery
  • Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
  • Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
  • Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
  • Warehouse No 1 Restaurant

What to Do To Mitigate Your Home after Water Damage in Monroe

If you live right in the heart of Monroe, you probably understand how essential water mitigation services can be. Acting quickly can be your first line of defending your property. You also need to hire the right people to save your home and avoid future problems like mold. SERVPRO professionals are experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills. Our philosophy is to act promptly and save customer property and adhere to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We live and work in this city, meaning we're closer to you than you think. We are locally owned and operated to provide faster water damage repair solutions.

SERVPRO Water Damage Repair Process

Our Restoration process involves thorough assessment and evaluation to determine the exact problem and how bad the situation is. The method may include using advanced equipment to remove water and hidden moisture quickly and effectively. We then use dehumidifiers to dry structures and contents, and finally, we clean affected areas using powerful cleaning and sanitizing agents. Here is a list with steps for a typical water damage emergency;

  • Damage inspection and assessment
  • Water removal
  • Drying
  • Cleaning and repair

Standing water can put your health and property at risk. Dial (318) 345-5121 to speak to our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe response team.

Need House Fire Cleanup Assistance in Monroe – Call SERVPRO

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

room in fire damage building; fire debris on floor Fire damage is stressful. SERVPRO has the equipment to restore your home.

Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Monroe

The effort involved in cleaning up after a house fire in Monroe can appear to be overwhelming for many residents. Damage from the fire, smoke damage residues, and the fire department's water or chemicals used to quell the fire can involve the entire home, especially smoke odors.

SERVPRO provides house fire cleanup services to Monroe residential and commercial customers. Our services cover every aspect. We bring your residence back to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Our services include:

  • Removal of fire-damaged contents and structure
  • House fire cleanup of all contents and surfaces
  • Removal of smoke residues and deodorization in all areas affected by smoke odors
  • Emergency repairs to protect your home from the elements
  • Reconstruction and fire restoration 

We work closely with our clients and insurance adjusters. We also respond to your call in four hours or less to control and mitigate the damage. Water and moisture can quickly damage absorbent materials, leading to mold and mildew infestations in less than 24 hours.

Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe for house fire cleanup services in Monroe and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (318) 345-5121.