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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary For Richwood Flooding

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Professional Remediation is Necessary For Richwood Flooding SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe is always available to handle your water damage restoration needs.

The Challenges of Richwood Home Restoration After a Flood

While it might be customary for many Richwood homeowners to want to do their part in returning their damaged property to normal, this is not always practical or possible. After substantially damaging situations like floods, not only are there structural concerns to contend with that allowed the disaster into your home, but also the effects of the high volume of water on the property as well. With the full measure of all of the damage that your home could sustain during the ordeal, it is a wise decision to seek the experience and advanced equipment of our professional restoration team.

Many hurdles exist when overcoming flood damage in your Richwood home. From the initial inspection and damage assessment through the early mitigation tactics that ultimately save both time and money, homeowners lack the experience and professional equipment to perform these tasks alone. Our SERVPRO team can respond any time of the day to emergencies like floods with effective mitigation strategies that help later restoration efforts go more smoothly.

One of the most significant challenges that face our professionals when they first arrive at your flood-damaged home is the widespread effects of the flooding. If we did not get called immediately, saturation of exposed materials could lead to structural weaknesses and degradation, making even the assessment of the property a potentially dangerous task. Our team has a wide array of personal protective equipment and ongoing safety training to keep us safe while we assess the spread of the damage and what can get done immediately to preserve and protect unexposed areas of your home.

Another concern that should keep inexperienced homeowners from attempting cleanup and debris removal on their own is the need to extract and dry damaged areas thoroughly. Our production vehicles get stocked with our advanced equipment that can quickly remove excess water from flooring, but also an assortment of efficient drying machines and tools like air movers, drying mats, and dehumidifiers that can work to reduce overall moisture content in exposed materials to preserve them when possible.

Flooding can pose some challenges to a homeowner, but our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe rapid response team can help. To make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” give us a call today at (318) 345-5121. 

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Struggling to Revive Your Bawcomville Home After Fire Damage?

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Struggling to Revive Your Bawcomville Home After Fire Damage? Believe it or not your home can come back from this. Call SERVPRO today for fire damage restoration help.

Salvaging your Possessions after Fire Damage in your Bawcomville Home

Property fires are frequent but rarely catastrophic. Despite beginning in one area of the home, smoke from burning materials can quickly spread throughout. Smoke travels into clean air moving upwards. As it does so, residues in the smoke are deposited onto clean surfaces resulting in soiling. These residues can also cool and drop onto possessions in the form of soot. In the majority of cases, possessions suffer light soiling and can be restored effectively using professional cleaning methods.

Expensive possessions to replace after fire damage in Bawcomville properties could be your blinds and mattresses. SERVPRO works with a restore over replace method to ensure your replacement expenses are kept as low as possible. We achieve this by training our technicians in a wide variety of cleaning techniques that can restore items you may think are non-salvageable.

Different cleaning methods are a requirement when it comes to restoring possessions and using the wrong ones can exacerbate damages. A common concern for homeowners is upholstery, fabrics or mattresses which are porous. Porous materials can shrink using wet cleaning, absorb soot deeper into the fabric or cause color bleeding. SERVPRO use a foam cleaning solution to ensure this does not happen thereby increasing the chances of restoring furnishings to preloss conditions.

For materials that can sustain full immersion in cleaning SERVPRO can use advanced ultrasonic cleaning equipment. This method can be exceptionally useful in restoring blinds or other solid items. Ultrasonic immersion cleaners use soundwaves to agitate solvents. These soundwaves create bubbles which then actively remove soot from surfaces by creating high-pressure and temperature conditions around the item.

It is not always possible to salvage everything after a fire. However, by using the latest equipment and techniques, SERVPRO is confident we can provide an impressive restoration service that mitigates losses and prevents expensive replacements. Items that cannot be salvaged can be packed up and disposed of by your technician in line with federal and state laws.

To restore your possessions to preloss conditions, contact SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 today.

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Why Odor Removal is Important After Water Damage in Monroe

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Odor Removal is Important After Water Damage in Monroe Water damage can leave unpleasant odors. Trust the SERVPRO Brand to remove the unpleasant odors.

Odor Control is Essential to Water Removal Services here in Monroe

One of the less considered issues caused by a water spill at home is unpleasant odors. Remediation of your property is usually a quick process using local technicians and pumping equipment. Afterward, chemical-based cleaning solutions can be applied to ensure the property does not develop secondary damages like mold or mildew growth. However, these chemicals can mask odors which appear once the home returns to its normal condition. Dealing with odors as well as the spill itself is why you should seek professional, qualified restoration experts to deal with the problem.

Many services offering water removal in Monroe can assist with the initial phase of getting the water out of the property as quickly as possible. SERVPRO offers a thorough solution that can involve technicians with certificates in odor control from the IICRC. These qualifications can be a vital part of getting your home back to its preloss condition rather than merely limiting damages.

Technicians with experience know that the key to removing odor is to tackle it at the source. That source could be obvious like raw sewage or less evident like hidden mold, pet litter or water with bacteria. It is not always possible to find the source of an odor, so the only safe method is to tackle it in multiple ways to guarantee a clean, healthy home environment.

We use more than one deodorizer to ensure we can combat unpleasant smells efficiently after water removal. Sometimes masking agents, made up from time release beads, can help to cover up an unpleasant odor. However, these fail to address the source, so SERVPRO Franchise professionals use them in combination with pairing agents; products that join with odor particles causing them to drop onto surfaces where they are cleaned away.

SERVPRO Franchise professionals can also deploy air-scrubbers which remove moisture from the surrounding air. Fitted with HEPA filters, these are capable of filtering out offensive smells or odors from a variety of sources. Usually, with water damages, it is necessary to use them in conjunction with dehumidifiers. Finally, a clean sweep with disinfectants and sanitizers can be beneficial in preventing secondary mold or mildew buildup. It is normal to have odors present in water damages; we are capable of removing both water and odor with the first time of asking.

If you need a comprehensive solution to property damages, contact SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121.

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Is Water Creeping Into Your Monroe Crawlspace?

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Is Water Creeping Into Your Monroe Crawlspace? Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with water extraction equipment.

Effective Water Removal for Monroe Crawlspaces

Monroe homes can experience many natural disasters and potential hazards from groundwater sources throughout their lives, but knowing how to handle these emergencies as they occur can be the difference between costly repairs and affordable restoration. With areas like your crawlspace, reducing moisture and extracting pooling water can help to protect your home above this area from structural weaknesses and secondary effects like mold growth.

A problem with the need for water removal services for your Monroe crawlspace is that many homeowners do not understand what this crucial area of their property requires. Without ever getting down and inspecting it on your own, you can remain oblivious to pooling water, lingering dampness, and even extensive mold growth. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals offer a fast response with industry-leading equipment designed to extract excess water quickly from this affected area of your house.

With water removal equipment that we have stocked on our Green Fleet of service vehicles, we can approach every extraction job with efficiency and effectiveness. Our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps offer the fastest extraction of all of our equipment, but there are other options such as portable sump pumps and extraction wands that can help to provide more focused attention to specific problem areas.

After the water has gotten extracted and drying efforts for this area of your property has begun, our SERVPRO team can work on providing the customer with effective long-term solutions to avoid pooling water recurring in this area. From crawlspace encapsulation which covers all exposed areas with thick plastic sheeting to equipment installation like sump pumps or permanent dehumidifiers, our team can help you to prevent this same threat to your home from happening again.

Your crawlspace serves an essential role for your house, so make sure that it gets the attention that it needs to last and protect your property. Give our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe water restoration specialists a call anytime that your crawlspace can use our industry-leading equipment and experience at (318) 345-5121.

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The Definitive Guide to West Monroe Commercial Flood Damage Remediation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Definitive Guide to West Monroe Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Paint shops can fall prey to flooding and subsequent flood damage. Contact SERVPRO should your paint business have excess water.

Steps that Help in Restoration of Commercial Flood Damage in West Monroe

If your paint shop in West Monroe floods, your biggest worry is likely to be whether it will have adverse effects on your business. Losing your stock or your clients are two extreme outcomes because even if damages extend to the structure, your insurer or the building owner is likely to cover those costs. Despite this reprieve, you must handle flooding incidents properly to ensure that your business remains afloat. We offer IICRC certified restoration services that should help restore normal operations in your business.
Stock can be damaged in different ways after flood damage in West Monroe. Since paint is mostly packaged in cans and other waterproof materials, the water is less likely to affect it. However, if the packaging is affected, it might diminish the value or appeal of the product. Long-term water exposure can lead to rusting in metallic containers while labels might peel off from plastic containers. Our SERVPRO technicians work fast to remove water from affected areas preventing these problems. We use different equipment including pumps if the water is over 2 inches deep, truck-mounted water extractors and dry-wet vacs.
Floodwaters spread soils, silt, and other debris indiscriminately over the affected areas. Proper cleanup is necessary to restore sanitary conditions. Thorough cleaning is especially crucial where the water affects items that you sell to your clients. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize different techniques including using power washers to remove grime and other soils. We also use various cleaning agents with disinfectant and antimicrobial properties to help restore sanitary conditions.
Drying a property affected by flooding is a vital restoration step. Traces of moisture in materials or high levels of humidity in the affected environment can have adverse effects including mold development and deterioration of materials through rotting, rusting or warping. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their ASD, Applied Structural Drying experiences to dry your shop. Among the processes involved include, detecting the level of water absorption in different materials using moisture sensors and assessing relative humidity in and outside the shop using thermo-hygrometers. We then dry any excess moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers.
Restoring your flood-damaged paint shop in Monroe, Bawcomville and Richwood is simpler with help from SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe. You can reach us at (318) 345-5121 any time.

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Eliminate Mold In Your West Monroe Home

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Eliminate Mold In Your West Monroe Home Our professionals want to take your stress away and remove mold.

Removing Mold Quickly from Your West Monroe Home

Upon the discovery of mold or microbial growth in your West Monroe home, you often want to find out the most efficient method of removal to ensure that your home does not suffer worse damages and the occupants of that house are no longer at risk for potential health effects. For as overwhelming as this organism can be, the right response to the situation can have trained professionals like ours there quickly with the tools and equipment to make a difference fast.

While you might understand what this growth is, many homeowners do not fully understand the mold damage in West Monroe can result from allowing the organism to spread. That is what makes containment strategies so vital, and from the moment that our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians arrive at your home, we work quickly on identifying the spread of the colonization and effective containment solutions to keep the situation from getting worse.

Our response team is available 24/7 to help every customer to protect their homes against this devastating organism that can spread quickly throughout the property. Removal is effective for preventing further damage and protecting the occupants of the house, and there are many ways that our highly-trained technicians can go about this. From sanding to soda blasting, we have modern techniques to protect structural elements like studs and framing, but damaged materials like drywall and carpeting often need replacement.

The equipment available to our SERVPRO team on site helps to quickly remove affected materials and works to clean up the air where mold spore activity is at its greatest. Equipment like our air scrubbers and ozone machines can help to provide a cleaner breathing environment for technicians involved in demolition and remediation.

Finding the right team to help you overcome and eliminate mold colonization throughout your property is easier than you might think. Our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team gets comprised of highly-trained and certified technicians ready and able to help at a moment’s notice. Please give us a call anytime you need us at (318) 345-5121.

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Our Experts Will Restore Your Monroe Home After A Flood

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Will Restore Your Monroe Home After A Flood Our experts will restore your home with care after a flood.

SERVPRO - Flood Water Extraction Methods To Restore Monroe Homes

As the seat of our parish, Monroe is a little better known than other nearby communities. Unfortunately, like much of Louisiana, our town is also known for its flooding after a major storm.

Professional flood water extraction from Monroe homes requires more than just a large pump to draw out the water. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that it contains soil and other contaminants that pose a health risk to residents, as well as themselves.

To reduce that risk, our technicians spray the surface of standing water and any property that the water covered with an anti-bacterial agent. It kills any bacteria or mold on the surface so they can bring in the equipment needed for water removal and extraction.

SERVPRO team members begin with a commercial grade pump to draw out the standing water, which is the bulk of the flood problem. Since there are still contaminants in the water, they have to direct it all into the nearest sewer opening. If the sewer is blocked or otherwise unusable from the flood, technicians pump everything into a tank truck for disposal.

After team members remove the bulk of the flood water, they concentrate on drawing out the remaining amount from carpets, floors, and walls. Technicians use extraction wands and other devices to pull out water from between and underneath carpet layers, and from between floorboards. As with the standing water, everything they draw out, they dispose of through the sewer or into a tank truck.

While team members can use an anti-bacterial spray to help clean floorboards, there is no method we use that can guarantee 100% that carpets are safe to keep in the home. Team leaders always recommend disposal for every carpet affected by a flood.

When drywall panels and wood floor trim soaked up flood water, our teams can extract it with air movers and dehumidifiers to draw it out of the material. Once they finish this extraction procedure, and if the drywall or trim did not warp or start to crumble in place, they spray the affected surfaces once more with an anti-bacterial agent as part of cleaning them.

Whether you live off I-20 or 165, SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe is here for you. Handling floods and other disasters for our neighbors is what we do best. If you have had any flooding recently, call us today at (318) 345-5121 to start the removal and restoration process.

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

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Is A Rover And How Does It Dry Your Water Damaged Monroe Home? Each of our trucks and vans are filled with equipment to dry your home.

The Equipment We Use to Dry Monroe Homes

Part of the work that we do for Monroe homeowners is responding quickly to water loss incidents that affect their property. From the moment that we get your call, we are loading up our Green Fleet with the appropriate tools and equipment to make short work of the emergency that threatens your home. With water 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 Monroe home might not seem like a complicated procedure, you should consider for a moment how of 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 in accessing these areas. That is where our impressive and industry-leading equipment comes into play.

The machines and the equipment that we use for all of our restoration work defines our team, as it helps to 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.

Once this excess gets removed, our SERVPRO technicians can get to 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 moisture 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 that we do and plays a critical role when 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.

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Eliminate The Damage To Your West Monroe Home After A Fire Call

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Eliminate The Damage To Your West Monroe Home After A Fire Call Act Fast and Call SERVPRO when a fire hits your home.

Why SERVPRO Fire Odor Control West Monroe

House fires are always destructive. No matter the size, they leave the homeowner overwhelmed trying to piece their lives back together. Not only do you have to deal with burnt valuables and damaged electronics, but your home also needs repairs. Apart from damage to your valuables and belongings, you also have the unpleasant smoke odor to remove.

Fire damage in your West Monroe home leaves unpleasant odors deep-rooted in your curtains, furniture fabric, carpets, and rugs. To get rid of the unpleasant smoke and other odors, you need the help of certified fire odor control experts.

Why choose SERVPRO specialists?

IICRC certified 

SERVPRO fire odor control specialists are IICRC certified. What this means is that they have undergone rigorous training in fire damage and deodorization. Not only that, they have passed the qualification exams, and now proudly wear the IICRC certified badge. By hiring an IICRC technician, you get to benefit from high-quality services. Also, we get the job done right the first time.

Well equipped
Identifying and eliminating smoke odor in your home can be difficult without specialized equipment. At SERVPRO, we have specialized equipment that enables us to identify and eliminate the offensive odors from your home. Some of the equipment we use includes ozone, ultra-low volume foggers, and thermal foggers. By using the odor removing equipment, we ensure that we can leave your home smelling fresh.

Competitive rates
As a locally owned company with national resources, we offer competitive rates to our customers in need of fire odor control in their homes. We adopt a competitive pricing strategy and offer free quotes.

Fast emergency response time

In case of a fire in your home, getting in touch with the local fire department saves your home and belongings. Calling your insurance adjuster should be the next. As an expert, he or she takes time to assess the damage and evidence provided to fast-track the claims process.

Last but not least, call SERVPRO fire odor control technicians. As IICRC certified experts, we offer unrivaled emergency response time. As such, we remove the unpleasant stench in your home fast to ensure you and your family move into a pleasant and odorless home. 

At SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We can put an end to the unpleasant smell in your home. For timely fire odor control services, call our emergency 24/7 line at (318) 345-5121.

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Some of the Biggest Problems With Fire Damage Surface Cleanup in Your West Monroe Home

12/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Some of the Biggest Problems With Fire Damage Surface Cleanup in Your West Monroe Home When fire affects a small or large portion of the home, results can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO immediately for effective remediation services.

Important Steps Professionals Help You Take after Fire Damage in West Monroe

Fire incidents can happen any time ruining the structure and its contents in different ways. While a significant percentage of the damages happen during the fire, it is possible to ruin the structure further during restoration. A certified FSRT, Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician, understands how such unnecessary damages can happen and can, therefore, advise or take steps to protect your property. Our professional restoration services have helped many Monroe West property owners recover after fire incidents.
In the aftermath of fire damage in West Monroe, you might try to do cleanup in a bid to restore your property to its preloss state. Attempting to wash walls, carpets, upholstered furniture, and other soot-covered surfaces might seem like a good idea, but you might only worsen the situation because such action might cause the residues to set. Instead, our SERVPRO technicians advise property owners to cover surfaces such as carpets and upholstery with old linens or colorfast towels for protection should they feel the need to take action before professional help arrives.
There is a need to protect appliances in the affected areas. Turning on electronic appliances before cleaning and examining them can cause damages because the residues that filter into them can be conductive thus leading to short-circuits. If there is a freezer or fridge with food items, you should remove them because if left in place with the electricity switched off they are likely to cause bad odor.
Fire damaged fabrics require unique cleaning efforts not just the regular dry cleaning because the wrong approach can turn residues into stains. Our SERVPRO technicians can help with such cleanup or recommend the right cleaners. We also help you to prevent corrosion of surfaces by fire residues. Materials commonly affected include fiberglass, plastics, finished surfaces on furniture and surfaces with iron or chrome trim. We can do this by pre-cleaning these areas and coating them lubricant, which helps protect them until full restoration is done.
A lot needs to be done after fire damage, so having a professional by your side helps. Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe to provide the necessary assistance. You can reach us at (318) 345-5121 any time.
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