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Reliable New Orleans Reconstruction Services in Demand

9/12/2023 (Permalink)

tech cleaning rebuilt drywall house Consider the extensive SERVPRO experience from water or fire damage cleanup to restoration and build back. We make your New Orleans home whole again.

Why SERVPRO® Is a New Orleans Damage Recovery Resource

Residents and visitors to New Orleans delight in the opportunities the city offers to experience a wide range of architectural styles. The city's neighborhood names evoke the centuries-spanning residential and commercial property treasures within Uptown, the Garden District, Marigny, Treme, the French Quarter, Algiers, and many more. Explore the city's stately mansions, cozy Creole cottages, multi-story American and Creole townhouses, iconic shotgun houses, and famous or eclectic cafes and shops on self-directed rambles. Take advantage of walking, segway, bike, bus, or boat tours operated day and night by dozens of local guides. However, you accomplish it, immersing yourself in the architectural wonders of the Crescent City presents adventures not to be missed.

The risk of significant damage to the city's beloved homes and businesses is high because of the age and relative fragility of properties in the best-known neighborhoods. This vulnerability is why SERVPRO New Orleans building reconstruction services commit to stepping in with interventions essential to retaining the ambiance of historic and unique NOLA properties. Whether severe weather, failing plumbing, leaky roofs, mold, or fire exposes sites to structural destruction, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified work crews are ready to:

  • Assess hazards and plan for restoration
  • Secure buildings from the elements, including tarping and boarding
  • Complete needed emergency services due to water, mold, or fire damage, including fluid and moisture removal, applied structural drying, microbial remediation, cleaning and sanitizing, and deodorization
  • Perform controlled demolition to help accomplish damage mitigation and remediation
  • Arrange for the repair, replacement, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of homes and businesses after the remediation

An excellent place to find recommendations for neighborhood tours and other activities in New Orleans is the NOLA Tourism Site. Various of the area's offerings are gathered here, with links to things to do and places to stay and dine. Trust in the commitment of property owners and SERVPRO to join together to keep these establishments in tip-top shape for your pleasure when exploring the city.

Damaged buildings in The Crescent City frequently need reconstruction services, which is why SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank rises to the challenge. Call (504) 348-7526 to learn about our disaster recovery wrap-around resources.

Handling Mold Restoration in New Orleans Homes

5/15/2023 (Permalink)

mold growth along wall SERVPRO's IICRC trained team is trained and available to remediate mold damage.

Minimizing Mold Remediation Problems in New Orleans with SERVPRO

Mold is a safety hazard since it destroys organic structural materials by gradually weakening them. Disturbing the colonies can release some into the air as debris increasing the chances of harmful contact with people. Hiring SERVPRO to manage mold restoration enhances your safety.

A well-managed mold restoration at your New Orleans home requires isolating contaminated areas from the rest of the property to keep any disturbed debris from spreading. Our IICRC trained SERVPRO crews also use negative air pressure machines to enhance mold debris capture, thus improving comfort and safety. However, you can also minimize the time you spend within your premises once mold-infested to reduce the chances of contact with the microbial agent. Spending time in a recreational park or attending a show is one of the best ways to leave the house.

New Orleans Recreation Parks

  • Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile trail perfect for jogging, biking, or walking. It starts at the edge of the French Quarter to the Mid-city area, so you can enjoy stunning city views as you move along.
  • New Orleans City Park ranks as one of the largest urban parks in the country since it covers 1300 acres. You can enjoy numerous playgrounds, walking paths, botanical gardens, and an amusement park.
  • Audubon Park is famous for picnics, but you can also jog or play sports since a playground and tennis court exist. The oak trees in the park create a serene environment.
  • Louis Armstrong Park is a 31-acre cultural hub in the historic Tremé neighborhood that celebrates New Orleans' history and music. You can enjoy concerts, films or other events.

Apart from spending time in serene environments within the city, you can also choose to try different shows since New Orleans is known for its vibrant entertainment scene. A unique event like the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience allows you to sample diverse artist lineups, installations, and other attractions. You can also attend the world-renowned WrestleMania event, which attracts fans worldwide. The Mardi Gras is another world-famous event in the city featuring parades, costumes, and parties.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank has what you need for successful mold restoration. Call us at (504) 348-7526. 

Likely Outcomes of Water Damage on Your New Orleans Business Premises

5/4/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van with Equipment When you have Mold on your property, you need to call the technicians at SERVPRO.

How SERVPRO Intervention Limits Water Repairs in New Orleans

Water is a silent enemy against materials since exposure triggers minor and major problems in many sections of your business premises. If your New Orleans worksite has water damage, resolving it can be costly, inconvenient, and may interfere with your business operations. SERVPRO provides unique solutions to address the problems and inconveniences 

Ensuring convenience when resolving water damage in New Orleans premises partly depends on how well you understand the potential problems. Unlike other factors that damage properties, moisture effects take time to develop. Our SERVPRO technicians can assess your situation and inform you of potential issues and ways to resolve them correctly.

Problems that develop from moisture:

  • Stuck doors and windows or uneven floors
  • Rust and corrosion
  • Biohazard contamination
  • Mold or mildew growth

Moisture changes materials in ways that you might not expect. A problem like swelling in wooden materials after significant moisture absorption may leave you with inconveniences, such as interior doors failing to open or raised floor areas that may trip people. Reversing these changes is essential before they become permanent. When you involve SERVPRO, our crews can use specialized drying techniques, such as creating drying chambers for better moisture control and reversing the changes. 

Water Intrusion May Leave Your Property Unsanitary

Uncontrolled accumulation of microorganisms and vermin in any property is considered unsanitary. Although you cannot notice, there are microbial processes in the water retained by materials or stagnating on surfaces. With time you may end up with widespread mold infestation around the property. 

Unless the leak originates from a contaminated source such as a sewer line, other leaks do not cause unsanitary conditions instantaneously. However, they require a timely response and other actions to prevent the situation from changing. 

Other actions that help combat unsanitary conditions:

  • Using fast water extractors 
  • Applying biocides on wet surfaces
  • Finalizing drying by dehumidifying the property

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is ready to handle water damage at your business premises, limiting its long-term effects. Call us at (504) 348-7526. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

New Orleans Fire Damage Restoration and Mitigation Services

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

living room ceiling with fire damage Fire damage can encompass both soot and lingering odors. Make sure to contact SERVPRO in New Orleans for remediation services.

Fire Damage in New Orleans Properties is Addressed with Several Approaches

Because of how urgent the situation becomes when fire loss incidents occur and impact your home or business, it is essential to have experienced professionals capable of providing each of the necessary steps to return the structure to preloss condition. Ultimately, the fire restoration process can consist of four main stages. These include:

  • Emergency Services – the earliest stage where actions are taken to protect the property from harm and occupants from unsafe conditions
  • Mitigation – a subsequent stage where early actions are taken to slow the progression of loss effects with measures such as content relocation and air quality improvement.
  • Restoration/Cleaning – an involved stage of recovery where focused efforts are pointed at surface damage like soot deposits and smoke residues. 
  • Repairs and Reconstruction – this is among the final stages of recovery, and one where we replace any missing building materials and repair damages caused to utilities and the structure.

Fire damage in New Orleans properties can be a formidable presence, especially if there was a delay in contacting restoration services to help. As a preferred vendor for insurance work in the region, we are a trusted name to complete needed damage documentation and evidence, detailed estimations, and any other pertinent information to get damage claims approved rapidly.

What Are Emergency Services?

Emergency services describe the combination of early steps to mitigate damage before even the job scoping phase. This initial effort prioritizes specific actions to protect the property and its contents from further irreparable harm. This typically utilizes our contractor license to complete controlled demolition in compromised areas and temporary construction solutions for exposed vulnerabilities of your property.

Mitigation of Fire Damage Losses

Unlike emergency services, mitigation happens after claims work has already begun and the scope of the restoration process has been detailed. In these actions, SERVPRO professionals prioritize eliminating additional threats that impact the responding technicians, house occupants, or other third parties involved in getting life back to normal after a disaster. Mitigation can include:

  • Water Removal
  • Content Relocation
  • Air Quality Improvement

Cleaning Up After Fire Damage

The most severe obstacle to a property’s preloss condition is often the widespread soot damage in the structure. Smoke remediation is a complicated portion of fire recovery and restoration, involving specific practices and effective cleaning products from our supply. Some of the usual restorative actions we take include:

  • Soot Removal – Soot and smoke removal are vital, requiring solvents, detergents, abrasive cleaning, and more approaches to managing threats.
  • Carpet Cleaning – Carpets can be heavily damaged by residues, smoke, and soot particles. We have bonnet cleaning and other equipment for hot water extraction that restores the vibrancy of this flooring while removing set-in soils.
  • Odor Removal – Malodors are an offensive byproduct of combustion and one that can infiltrate porous surfaces and contents. We have efficient deodorization products and equipment to help. 

Does SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

Fires often require some repair or reconstruction, and with our contractor license, we can complete these build-back services as necessary. With hundreds of thousands living in New Orleans alone, it is vital to seamlessly transition to the next phase of post-fire damage recovery to return your home to preloss condition as quickly as possible. We seamlessly transition to the reconstruction phase after restoration.

When contending with fire damage in New Orleans homes and businesses, we are a trusted vendor for insurance work and a knowledgeable contractor to help get your property back to its original state before the disaster. Give our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team a call to help when you need it at (504) 348-7526.

Restoring New Orleans Water Damage Rapidly

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

water damage equipment on a kitchen subfloor We have powerful drying and extraction equipment to restore water damage in your New Orleans home. Call us today!

SERVPRO Has Several Fast Water Damage Solutions for New Orleans Homes

Representing a city of nearly 400,000 and its sprawling general region, disasters like plumbing leaks, burst pipes, and appliance failures happen every day. Restoring properties to preloss conditions is a product of several mitigating and recovery steps to clean, dry, and repair the residence. We are ready to help in this venture 24/7 to ensure that emergency services are started as soon as possible.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

New Orleans water damage appears in many forms, from broken plumbing to flooding, so restoration professionals responding need to be prepared for anything. IICRC–Certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) make up the bulk of our restoration roster, ensuring that there are always professionals ready and able to respond whenever disasters strike. True to our slogan, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We keep vehicles in our fleet continually stocked for water mitigation with:

  • Extractors
  • Air Movers
  • Heaters
  • Cleaning Products
  • Vacuums
  • Deodorizers

Emergency Services 

Emergency services describe the series of actions taken even before much of the mitigation for the property begins. The fast arrival of our SERVPRO team with our contractor license allows us to make the work area safer for the WRT-Certified technicians arriving to mitigate loss. Emergency services can include:

  • Content Relocation
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Utility Repairs
  • Extraction

Tools of Effective Water Removal

Water mitigation typically hinges most directly on the actions taken to remove standing water on the property's floors. Depending on the severity of the pooling and the impact on nearby materials and contents, several extraction devices are necessary to complete this mitigation phase, including:

  • Pumps 

Truck-mount extractors, trash pumps, and electric submersible pumps are powerful and consistent extraction choices for substantial pooling concerns. Many of the units in our supply can discharge hundreds of gallons of water per minute, allowing us to manage excessive standing water threats in a structure quickly.

  • Vacuums

Wet vacuums are among the most versatile pieces of water damage restoration equipment in our inventory. These are lightweight, portable, and can be used with several attachments and extensions for specific purposes. Vacuums are used when standing water is shallower than a couple of inches or the work area is challenging to access. 

  • Specialty Tools 

While the bulk of this workload is managed by combining vacuums and pumps from our supply, specific devices and machines help in particular extraction cases. Carpet wands, for example, are a powerful extraction machine for fibers of the carpet and the respective padding underneath.

Thorough Drying Solutions

It is crucial to provide efficient drying with any restoration project involving water damage. Thorough production of this recovery phase is a priority, as missing moisture pockets or mismanaging water exposure can result in more significant secondary effects like structural degradation or microbial development. This process rests on the placement and number of air movers deployed throughout the damaged area. Placed several feet apart, axial and centrifugal styles of air mover force airflow against damp surfaces for effective drying.

Will Your Home Need Build-Back Services?

Water damage repairs are a common need for many homes and businesses. Understanding the structural impact of moisture and standing water on your residence can show where these build-back services and reconstruction steps are necessary. Often, water impacts building elements where pooling moisture can remain for greater lengths of time, such as:

  • Around Plumbing
  • Wall Systems
  • Ceiling Assemblies
  • Flooring

Our professionals can mobilize fast with effective water removal, drying, and cleanup tools when addressing water damage in New Orleans homes. Trust our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team when your property suffers a loss to make it "Like it never even happened." Call now at (504) 348-7526.

When New Orleans Mold Damage Should Be Removed

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee setting up a containment barrier in a mold damaged room SERVPRO will get to the root of the mold problem in your New Orleans home and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today!

SERVPRO Helps with Efficient Remediation of Mold Damage in New Orleans

Environmental moisture is something property owners in New Orleans have learned to manage and contend with, including installing dehumidifiers in susceptible properties. When mold results from moist conditions, it is imperative to get professional assistance to begin remediation and cleanup before the situation gets worse.

Flooding and Mold Damage

New Orleans mold damage is more common than many property owners in the parish might think. While flooding is a typical threat to the region and its houses, these are not the only contributing conditions that can facilitate mold growth. Colonies can be supported by persistent moisture in a residence from high humidity, unresolved water damage, flooding, and dozens of other causes.

Where is Mold Colonizing?

It might not necessarily be easy to find mold in your home, even if it is likely that some degree of damage exists. Physical signs can point to active colonization, which can help you narrow the organism's location and get the appropriate restoration professionals moving to help. Symptoms of colonization include:

  • Spotting
  • Malodors
  • Moist Areas

Utilizing Surface Treatment Solutions

The first type of remediation possible for homes and businesses with mold damage is surface treatments with antimicrobial products. There are several types of sporicidal and biocide chemicals in our supply. Applying these products can eliminate these surface spores when mold has not penetrated beyond the surface. These chemicals also serve as an inhibitor on building materials yet to be impacted by mold colonies.

Abrasive Cleaning 

The next potential remediation solution from surface cleaning is more aggressive and abrasive, introducing stronger chemicals and mechanical action or high-pressure delivery systems to destroy surface mold. Beyond antimicrobial products, additional remediation methods include:

  • Sanding
  • Soda/Media Blasting
  • Material Removal

How Threatening Are Airborne Odors?

Malodors can be a significant threat to the property and its occupants after damage incidents. This is a substantial obstacle to restoring comfortable living conditions, so the need for cleaning and deodorization by AMRT-Certified technicians is apparent. Odors themselves are rarely physically threatening the house's occupants, but removing the offensive odor is necessary to return to pre-mold conditions. We have multiple deodorizing products and equipment to help.

What Are the Objectives for Mold Damage Repairs?

Repairs are often necessary after damage to your home from mold organisms, so having a qualified team with a contractor license can significantly benefit these actions to be completed quickly and correctly. Some of the common needs include:

  • Replacing discarded materials 

Controlled demolition can often be a necessary remediation approach, but that must be remedied later by replacing discarded building materials and contents.

  • Repairing damaged plumbing

Plumbing systems are often a considerable contributor to mold growth and development conditions. Leaks and ruptures produce damp and moist environments that impact multiple organic materials surrounding it. We can repair this utility to restore water service and prevent hazardous moisture.

  • Preventing recurrences 

Another one of the contributing advantages of a contractor license is performing the necessary work to prevent mold recurrences. Our team can take the required steps to avoid future humid or wet conditions, replacing structural vulnerabilities to replacing portions of compromised plumbing.

Mold damage in New Orleans homes can be a threatening situation for the property and its occupants without swift action. With AMRT-Certified technicians of our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team ready to mobilize quickly, we can be there fast to help when mold gets discovered. Give us a call now at (504) 248-7526.

Storm-Damaged New Orleans Homes Require Water Damage Repair

4/4/2023 (Permalink)

Water heater Water Damage When a flood hits your property, you need to call the technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Does Water Damage Repair in New Orleans 

The New Orleans area is blessed with seemingly endless acres of beautiful wetlands, where everything from a hundred different kinds of fish and alligators to eagles and hawks thrive. That said, the swampy nature of our land requires homeowners to be vigilant against potential floods. They must take various measures to prevent, mitigate, and remediate flood-related damage.

SERVPRO, one of New Orleans’ leading water damage repair services, knows what it takes to effectively clean up after the inundations that typically occur during hurricane season. In the aftermath of such flooding events, our technicians:

  • Work to quickly remove any standing water in homes and clear up any basement flooding with heavy-duty extractors
  • Perform biohazard remediation tasks, like sewage cleanup, with the appropriate protective gear, rakes, shovels, and foggers loaded with industrial-grade antimicrobials
  • Endeavor to return indoor moisture readings to their normal levels using expertly arranged air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Complete water damage repairs on impaired structural elements, including ceilings, walls, and floors, using their building knowledge and subcontractors
  • Return interior air quality to its pre-event state using air movers, high-velocity box fans, and professional-strength deodorants

Together, these actions help prevent flood damage from spreading to unaffected rooms of your home and limit the overall severity of issues suffered. After we have finished our services, bacteria, mold, and dry rot, have often been stopped in their tracks. Ultimately, the aforementioned efforts usually ensure that your residence is returned to its previous condition.

Considering all of this, it is no wonder why so many local homeowners ask SERVPRO of The New Orleans West Bank to do their water damage repair work. So, whenever you need fast assistance to remediate your home’s storm-related water damage, do not hesitate to contact our highly-trained technicians. They are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (504) 348-7526.

Fire Restoration Services is Key to Fire Damage Cleanup in New Orleans

3/2/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen; debris on floor Fire damage restoration involves understanding what materials burned and which chemicals may have been used when extinguishing the fire.

New Orleans Residents Can Count on SERVPRO for Fire Remediation 

When a fire happens in your home, deciding where to place your attention is complicated. You may find it difficult to prioritize as you survey your personal property, the state of your home, and the interruption to your family life. Rather than guessing what should be done first, contact a professional team to guide you through the proper steps to return your home to pre-fire conditions.

Fire restoration services for your New Orleans property are a phone call away, day or night. Our SERVPRO team of experts is available around the clock, seven days a week, to help handle your emergency. Even when the damage appears to be concentrated in one area of our home, our team has the technology and expertise to help confirm whether this is the case. Most importantly, we have the equipment and techniques to handle surface cleanup, water removal, and deodorization.

Not all fires are the same, and their residue differs greatly. Fire damage restoration involves understanding what materials burned (plastic, wood, fabric) and which chemicals may have been used when extinguishing the fire. Our IICRC-certified technicians evaluate all variables and develop a plan tailored to your needs. Among the factors we consider to determine the next steps we include:

  • Nature of what burnt- synthetic vs. organic 
  • The temperature of the fire- higher temperatures tend to leave a fine dust-like residue, whereas smoldering fires often result in a thick and sticky aftermath. 
  • Path of the fire- if your ventilation system was affected or traveled from room to room, our staff follows the fire’s path to assess the damage left in its wake.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank is ready to help when you call (504) 348-7526. Our extensive experience allows us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Find The Best Way to Handle Mold Remediation in New Orleans

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Don't let mold take control of your property. Call SERVPRO today!

Let SERVPRO Take Care of the Mold in Your New Orleans Home

Even in the driest of places, mold can become an issue. In New Orleans, many factors can contribute to mold growth in your home, whether you live in a newly built unit or your house has been around for decades. Unfortunately, mold spores travel silently and can cover walls, furniture, and personal belongings before you even realize a problem. Regardless of how widespread the issue is or how long mold colonies have occupied your home, you must call a specialized crew as soon as you detect it.

In New Orleans, call SERVPRO for mold remediation services. Our team of experts, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC), has the answers you need to get the mold under control. Not only do we have the knowledge base and equipment to handle mold removal jobs of all sizes, but we also do the job while minimizing the negative impact on your household routines. Our approach seeks to clean the affected areas and detract future growth as much as possible.

As our SERVPRO staff arrives, we examine every corner and treat it. As needed, we establish physical barriers within the home to avoid cross-contamination. This may include limiting ventilation through your HVAC system and using plastic sheeting to isolate specific areas. Simultaneously, we apply ourselves and work on the following-

  • Removing mold from the air with the help of HEPA filters and creating negative pressure chambers
  • Cleaning the air with air scrubbers and ozone generators that help neutralize mold presence
  • Applying anti-mycotic solutions to delay further aggressive growth

Mold can become a huge problem when left unattended. If you call SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank at (504) 348-7526 when you find the first sign of mold, you will find yourself in a home that feels “Like it never even happened.”

Home Water Damage Repair in New Orleans

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

moisture and water on a window sill Moisture seeping in through a bad window seal can cause water damage to New Orleans area houses and businesses. Call SERVPRO for water repairs.

Tackling Water Damage Issues in New Orleans with SERVPRO

Plumbing issues are common in most homes and may lead to moisture damage if left untouched for too long. Some may be minor, causing minimal damage, while others can lead to extensive destruction costing homeowners thousands of dollars in water damage repairs. Such faulty plumbing issues commonly originate in the bathroom, where most water-related activities occur.

The path to water damage repairs in New Orleans homes can be complex. In most cases, homeowners have to involve professionals. Professionals have the tools and skills to correct leaks and dry areas properly. They also help acquire any permit necessary for the repair process. SERVPRO crews use different equipment, such as dry/wet vacs and submersible pumps, which can extract thousands of gallons of water. Our crews also quickly set up equipment, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, to facilitate drying, thus preventing further property damage.

Factors that influence repairs

  • The size of the affected area
  • The location
  • Duration of exposure
  • The volume of water

Moisture damage repairs take more or less time depending on the size of your home, particularly the affected areas, how long the damage has been left unchecked, and what materials are involved. For example, a leak in an exterior wall could heavily soak the insulation before reaching the drywall when you notice the problem.

Once SERVPRO handles standing water and sets up drying equipment, we can begin the repair process. Water can ruin some items permanently; therefore, we remove unsalvageable items and dispose of them safely.

Repair may include areas such as

  • Floor
  • Wall
  • Ceiling
  • Carpet

Repairing drywall moisture damage

You can detect drywall moisture damage through visual inspection or a moisture meter. Signs include peeling paint, bulging walls, and stains. SERVPRO crews remove damaged portions of drywall and dry the area using dehumidifiers and air-moving equipment. Before replacing, we disinfect the area to prevent mold growth.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank responds quickly to begin water damage repair before loss accrues. Call us at (504) 348-7526. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.