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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.

Water Damage Repair After Water Leak in West Monroe Homes

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked outside of home SERVPRO is equipped to restore any water damage you might incur.

Need Water Removal Services in West Monroe – Call SERVPRO

Water clean-up after a water leak often involves removing water from carpeting and underpadding. Water may have seeped from adjacent rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms where the original leak occurred and soaked the carpets, underpadding, and even the subfloor.

SERVPRO provides water damage repair and water cleanup to West Monroe Homes. We take safety very seriously for our employees and especially our clients. For example, floating carpeting and underpadding improves the time it takes to dry the carpet. Dry air is blown under the carpeting to absorb moisture and then dried using dehumidifiers.

While the drying operation is taking place, we implement the following safety procedures to avoid injuries:

  • Avoid walking on floated carpets to prevent tripping
  • Cover tack strips with foam strips to prevent injuries
  • Tack strips can cause tetanus and other diseases

Once everything is dried, our team will reinstall the carpet and padding as part of our water damage restoration service. Fast drying and action by SERVPRO can reduce the possibility of carpet delamination requiring replacement.

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

Need Help with Your Fire Damaged Home in West Monroe – Call SERVPRO

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

smoke damaged hallway; walls and ceiling Often, not everything is a total loss after a fire. SERVPRO has the tools and cleaners to restore your home.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration in West Monroe Residences

West Monroe and the city of Monroe are sister cities separated by the Ouachita River. They are also referred to as the twin cities of northeast Louisiana. West Monroe has a population of approximately 13,000, while Monroe’s population is 48,000. The municipality of West Monroe was officially recognized in 1859. Today, West Monroe and the general area west of the Ouachita River overall is identified as a vibrant, clean, growing, friendly area, a small-town atmosphere, and many of the amenities and features of a larger city.

The attractions and activities West Monroe residents and visitors enjoy include:

  • Kiroli Park
  • Landry Vineyards
  • Restoration Park
  • Antique Alley
  • Ouachita Brewing Company
  • Excalibur Family Fun Center

Across the river in Monroe, residents also enjoy

  • Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
  • Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
  • Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
  • Masur Museum of Art

Kiroli Park

Kiroli Park in West Monroe covers150 acres and offers several playgrounds, a conservatory, tennis courts, a dog park, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, and fishing ponds. There is a suspension bridge, an observation tower, a covered bridge, and several elevated walkways.

The park also has a lodge that is used for indoor functions. It comes with two fireplaces, central air, and heat, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Visitors can rent one of several picnic shelters for birthday parties and other celebrations.

There is also a dog park, one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs, 25 pounds and less. There is a pavilion and also a pond with a waterfall for the dogs to enjoy. There is a daily admission as well as an annual membership available.

Landry Vineyards

Landry Vineyards was established in 1999. They offer tastings and tours, a shopping area to purchase Landry wines, and they organize family-friendly concerts with fun for all ages. During the current health situation, interested clients should check for opening hours and scheduled events.

Restoration Park

Restoration Park trail runs for 2.4 kilometers in a loop around a small lake. There is moderate traffic on this trail. It is considered suitable for all skill levels. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

Antique Alley

Antique Alley is located on the Ouachita Riverbank in the old Cotton Port Historic District near downtown West Monroe. There are antique malls, boutiques, restaurants, B&Bs, specialty shops, and places to meet and hold organized events.

Fire Damage Restoration or Replacement?

After a fire in their home, many clients assume that everything needs replacing because of fire and smoke damage. They are concerned about the cost and whether their insurance company will cover everything.

SERVPRO’s experience with fire damage in homes in West Monroe and surrounding areas is that it is less costly to apply fire damage restoration techniques to as many items as possible, including repainting structural surfaces, reupholster furniture and refinish wood products.

SERVPRO works with our clients and their insurance adjuster to complete all:

  • Smoke damage
  • Fire damage restoration
  • House fire clean up

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

Looking for Help After a Water Leak in Your Business?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

the wall of a room getting worked on after water damage Did a recent water leak affect your business? Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe for knowledgeable technicians and the tools to get the job done.

SERVPRO Conducts Water Damage Repair for West Monroe Businesses

When you are a small business owner, it is crucial that you do not lose work days due to unforeseen circumstances. The professionals at SERVPRO understand the importance of getting back to business ASAP.

Our trained technicians at SERVPRO can conduct water damage repair for your West Monroe business. One of the significant components of restoration is adequately drying the impacted areas. SERVPRO dries with as low of a profile as possible to keep your storefront or office running smoothly.

Our technicians:

  • Strategically place air movers and dehumidifiers for optimal drying while out of the way of your customers.
  • Use drying mats to lay on top of existing flooring to blow warm, dry air so that the floors adequately. Customers can walk on the drying mats, creating another low-profile solution. 

For 24/7 assistance for your business following a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Recovering after a Monroe Flood

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO appliances working to fix a flood damaged room Flooding can be quite overwhelming. SERVPRO can help with both remediation services and filing your insurance claim.

SERVPRO Restores Flood-Damaged Monroe Homes

A thousand things may go through your mind after your Monroe home experiences a flood. The overwhelming task of recovering after a flood does not need to be tackled on your own. Professionals like the team at SERVPRO can help set your mind at ease and prioritize tasks while restoring your home.

Our trained emergency response team can assist in repairing flood damage in your Monroe home. SERVPRO takes action to ensure your family's safety and well-being while working on your home after a flood.

Our technicians take the following steps:

  • Set a staging area as a work area to ensure a safe space to work on restoring items.
  • Make sure residents and workers are all safe.
  • Establish engineering controls.
  • Remove water and materials requiring disposal.
  • Begin the drying and humidity control process.
  • Clean and decontaminate salvageable items.
  • Dispose of unsalvageable items. 

For 24/7 assistance following a flood, contact SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Looking to Repair Your Monroe Home Following a Fire?

3/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything and debris everywhere Regardless whether the fire damage was minor or extensive, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our certified technicians for services.

SERVPRO Plays an Instrumental Role in Fire Damage Restoration in Monroe

Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish. It is a small city of approximately 50,000 people in Northern Louisiana. West Monroe, across the Ouachita River, is called Monroe's twin city. West Monroe has a smaller population of fewer than 15,000 people. Fort Miro was the first name of the town which then became Monroe after the steamboat James Monroe. Interestingly enough, the steamboat was named after James Monroe, the fifth president, so the city was indirectly named after him as well.

In 1913, Joseph Biedenharn moved to Monroe. Biedenharn was the first bottler of Coca-Cola, which revolutionized the soda industry. He began bottling in 1894 but moved his business operation to Monroe. With Biendenharn's ingenuity, Coca-Cola made its way into more rural areas. Before bottling, candy shops clerks manually mixed Coca-Cola at the soda fountain. Early distribution of Coca-Cola into rural areas required careful transportation of the bottles holding carbonated beverages by horse and carriage.

Biedenharn was an entrepreneur and businessman. According to family legend, Biedenharn family members bought candy stores that did not sell Coca-Cola simply to promote the product. Another one of his more famous ventures was founding Delta Air Lines with his son, then known as Delta Dusters. Biedenharn was a city commissioner in Monroe and was personally responsible for paving the roads for the city.

Biedenharn's home and gardens are now open to the public under the name. The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is open to the public. One of the standing exhibits is Coca-Cola memorabilia. Included is a Model-T delivery truck, signs, and bottles that showcase its progression. Bottles range from 1899 to 1981. The bottles in the exhibit are from various parts of the world and showcase varying designs. There are even several bottles carrying the Biedenharn name.

Other Features of the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens of Monroe include:

  • The historic home is filled with family relics and artifacts from the time.
  • Formal English Gardens
  • A Bible Museum stemming from Emy-Lou Biedenharn's personal collection, including Bibles from the 1400s and 1600s. 
  • Other rotating exhibits

Repairs and Restoration after a Fire in Monroe

Historical buildings in cities like Monroe have a greater risk for extensive damage from a fire. When a fire occurs, it is essential to seek professional assistance to ensure proper fire damage restoration in Monroe. Older buildings often have porous and unfinished surfaces.

Technicians clean the following surfaces:

  • Unsealed wood requires a dry cleaning sponge for light residues and heavier soils clean with denatured alcohol. 
  • Plaster surfaces require a very gentle touch or may need replacement if too fragile. 
  • Acoustical Tiled walls should be pre-cleaned with a dry sponge and then clean with peroxide.
  • Concrete and masonry require a variety of cleaning techniques and products depending on the porosity of the surface.

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Why is Containment Vital During Mold Remediation?

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.

SERVPRO Helps Reduce Spore Spread

Many homeowners have discovered that mold can be hard to deal with. You think you have got rid of it, and then it comes back. This is because mold spores are tiny and can quickly spread throughout your home.

If you need mold remediation in West Monroe, SERVPRO is here to help. Although we cannot eradicate spores because they are present in nature, we can take steps to prevent them from spreading.

During containment we:

  • Set up thick plastic sheeting around the affected area
  • Seal off all ducts and vents
  • Use negative air machines or air scrubbers to suck in mold spores
  • Make sure our staff have a staging area so they can move between containment and the rest of your home without increasing the risk of mold spreading
  • Give staff appropriate disposable PPE

Containment means fewer spores escaping into the rest of your home, which reduces the risk of a recurrence. We combine containment with a thorough cleaning and drying for maximum effect.

If you need a mold remediation service you can trust, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121.

What Happens to Food During Restaurant Water Restoration?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

"Open for business" We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Helps Restaurateurs Clean Up After Water Damage

No one wants to deal with water damage in their restaurant, but unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid it. A broken pipe, a sudden storm, or a malfunctioning roof sprinkler can all wreak havoc.

If you need water restoration in your Monroe restaurant, you are most likely worried about your food stocks. Unfortunately, it is not possible to save fresh food that is flood-damaged. It is sometimes possible to rescue canned food – but only if you are one hundred percent certain that the can is intact and the contents are not compromised.

Although you may have to dispose of food, SERVPRO can help with other aspects of water damage cleanup:

  • Spot cleaning dining chair upholstery to get rid of water stains
  • Drying wooden furniture or floors to prevent warping
  • Replacing damaged insulation, carpets, or wallpaper
  • Monitoring moisture levels to prevent mold growth
  • Deodorizing your eatery to leave it smelling fresh

The quicker you contact us, the faster action we can take. Do not delay – if you need help with water restoration, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121.