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How to Prepare Your Business for a Disaster

7/12/2023 (Permalink)

Flooding in your Monroe Business can be time consuming, expensive, and overwhelming. If you do not recover quickly enough you could potentially lose customers or even your business. Working with an established and reputable restoration company to remediate damage can make the crucial difference in getting your business back up and running.

Preparedness is another important key to getting back to business. SERVPRO has created a set of tools to help prepare you for a catastrophic event such as a flood. With our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) we will assess your property in person, look for potential vulnerabilities, and make recommendations that can minimize damage. Our team will also locate all of your emergency shut offs and other important components of your building and compile all of the important information you will need into our app for your use.  

You can then personalize your profile to include which members of your team you want to make decisions if you are unavailable during the crisis. The ERP will also include a blueprint of your business layout, names of important contacts and phone numbers, locations of utility shut offs, and any other important information you want to include. You also can indicate if you want SERVPRO to respond to an emergency, which can help speed up the mitigation process. 

The SERVPRO ERP allows a business owner to indicate priorities regarding areas of the business to restore first or documents or records to inventory and pack out. Take the opportunity to work with our IICRC certified technicians on ideas that can keep at least a portion of your business open during the crisis and recovery so that your clientele does not lose confidence in your products or services during the flooding restoration process.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe is ready to work with you to recover from a flooding event. Take our service to another level by developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile. Call (318) 345-5121 to get the process started.

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Water-Damaged Monroe Business Seeks Water Restoration Assistance

4/4/2023 (Permalink)

drain with water We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Monroe Water Restoration Pros Save Local Business 

Operating a successful business establishment in Monroe takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Aside from being commercially creative and understanding customer needs, owners must take care of their facilities and do proper routine maintenance on their company’s essential appliances. These efforts pay dividends in the long run by substantially reducing potential operational interruptions.

Monroe water restoration firms, like SERVPRO, have gained years of experience in remediating the effects of poor maintenance and water-utilizing machine leaks. Our emergency water damage services crews have expertly dealt with burst pipes, provided top-notch water removal services, cleaned up after significant basement flooding, and performed a wide range of water damage repairs. Some of the common causes of water events SERVPRO’s technicians have successfully handled are:

  • Clogged drains in showers and sinks lead to water overflows
  • Deteriorated caulking and seals that permit seepage from bathtubs, shower stalls, and other areas where water collects before draining
  • Drippy, poorly maintained pipes that slowly impact walls and flooring
  • Old or defective appliances like industrial dishwashers, washing machines, and heating tanks that are malfunctioning, corroded, or have bad connections
  • Fire extinguishing sprinkler systems that improperly activate and cause water-related damage

The methods we use to clean up and restore businesses impacted by these issues include:

  • Rapidly suctioning up any puddles or standing water with powerful wet vacs and extractors, if needed
  • Setting up networks of cutting-edge air movers and dehumidifiers to dry surfaces and remove excess moisture from the air
  • Employing Injectidry systems to eliminate water and water vapor in difficult-to-reach areas behind structural elements
  • Thoroughly fogging interiors with antimicrobials and deodorants to help prevent mildew, mold, dry rot, and foul odors

All of that said, remember that your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Monroe/West Monroe are always here and ready to assist you with your water restoration needs. Call us anytime at (318) 345-5121.

Water Damage Threats to Monroe Shops

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water leaking from it When a burst pipe threatens to shut down your business, team SERVPRO can help. We are standing by 24/7 - 365 days a year for your emergency.

Fully Understanding Water Damage Concerns

Shops and boutiques are part of the ever-expanding retail opportunities in the Monroe area, so when threats from water derail your availability, it can hurt your presence with customers. SERVPRO professionals understand the urgency of managing loss conditions in these structures. They have effective means of controlling water threats on several fronts to get you back in business with as little impact on your boutique as possible.

The Pooling of Water

The first concern with water damage in Monroe shops is water pooling on surfaces. Burst pipes or leaks can begin to allow water to pool, especially on shallow carpeting without padding underneath, a standard installation in commercial complexes. We start by quickly addressing these particular concerns with a handful of powerful extractors in our inventory, including submersibles, wet vacuums, and carpet wands.

The Impact on Building Materials

Building materials and how the spreading water impacts them can also be important for restoring your business. Often the walls of commercial structures are thin and consist of little more than a steel framework, the utilities hidden in the wall system, and the outer drywall layer. Ceiling assemblies are even less complex. It is then easy to assess the impact of water and determine where the action is required, such as controlled demolition.

The Damage to Your Inventory

With shop cleanup and recovery, one of the most glaring needs is protecting the wares and inventory of the structure. There are situations where relocation elsewhere in the building is possible if the cleanup zone is relatively manageable and smaller. Still, pack-out is also possible to have more peace of mind and safely store these contents at our SERVPRO warehouse until restoration completes.

How Can SERVPRO Help Your Shop?

SERVPRO is a trusted team of experienced professionals with Large Loss training for commercial settings. We have several ways that we can help when disasters strike, including:

  • Extraction
  • Structure Drying
  • Repairs
  • Content Relocation
  • Surface Cleaning

When your Monroe shop suffers water damage, trust our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team to help clean up the mess. Call us today at (318) 345-5121.

Controlling the Effects of Flood Damage at Your Monroe Premises

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded office with furniture floating around everywhere If your office floods, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our certified technicians will formulate a remediation plan in no time! We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Offers Timely Flood Restoration for Monroe Homes

Property disasters like flooding are considered severe since they cause widespread destruction of materials and items in a commercial establishment. Once an incident strikes your Monroe property, you might focus on resolving flood damage only after it develops. However, you should not dismiss the possibility of reducing the destruction caused by such an incident.

Reducing the ravages of flood damage in your Monroe premises requires abundant knowledge of what destroys materials during a flooding incident. Contamination and exposure to excessive moisture are the main contributors since they cause physical deterioration, chemical changes, and microbial growth. SERVPRO can help you take action to contain such a decline.

Helpful actions during flood restoration 

  • Move-outs
  • Preventive decontamination
  • Controlled demolition 

The contents at your premises are directly vulnerable to flooding or exposure to the compromised environment. The level of destruction from the incident depends on the types of content you have. If you offer accommodation services, beddings and upholstery items would be a major concern since they are unsalvageable once groundwater contaminates them. In other businesses, appliances and stock items are vulnerable. Moving contents from the affected areas helps. Our SERVPRO crews evaluate the situation deciding whether to do a pack-out within the facility or a complete move-out.

Controlling hazardous materials

Floodwaters sweep dangerous substances like biohazards and chemicals into the premises. Exposure to these substances is detrimental to the people patronizing your establishment. Our SERVPRO technicians look for ways to manage such toxic materials. For instance, spraying EPA-registered disinfectants directly into standing or soaked materials helps.

Other useful actions

  • Pressure washing to remove solid wastes like sewage
  • Bagging and sealing contaminated debris for disposal
  • Demolition to remove porous materials

You may need to destroy some materials as part of limiting flooding effects. For example, wet drywall, insulation, carpeting, and other materials need to come off to facilitate proper cleaning and decontamination. When done professionally, the process is called controlled demolition since it is done systemically. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions such as locating wall studs and vital utilities such as electrical cabling before cutting away the materials.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe makes the necessary plans to control flood damage to property. Call us at (318) 345-5121. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Production Obstacles for Fire Restoration in Monroe Shops

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged entrance of a store with soot covered doors and debris inside When facing fire damage in your commercial location, team SERVPRO can help. Contact us 24/7 for effective remediation and restoration services.

What Slows Fire Restoration?

Especially in the recovery of businesses like retail shops and boutiques, any slowing of the fire cleanup can be costly to the owners. For this reason, property management needs to understand why certain processes might take longer to complete and how it ultimately helps restoration and recovery to be the most efficient.

Assessing Wares and Inventory

Fire restoration for Monroe shops and retail stores must happen quickly to preserve the owner's investment in the inventory, wares, and structure. One of the earliest mitigation actions is to evaluate impacted items and objects of the shop for correctable damage and determine washable items, ruined contents and if relocation is feasible for some of the affected wares. When choosing the appropriate action, contents are protected in one of three ways:

  • Relocation
  • On-Site Cleaning
  • Off-Site Cleaning and Storage

Detailed Estimations and Loss Tracking

Insurance companies working to approve a damage claim for your business and green light the start of mitigation and restoration need detailed accounts of the damage first. Documentation is a large portion of interfacing with an insurance adjuster for claim approval. The estimation shows the provider what to expect and the needed actions to restore and recover your compromised business.

Focused Early Mitigation

Another slowing obstacle to the fire restoration process is the emergency services that could be necessary. Sometimes, structure fires create volatile environments that could have safety hazards from compromised building materials or concentrated air quality concerns. Early steps can make upcoming restoration more efficient. 

Our SERVPRO Monroe / West Monroe team will take all necessary steps to secure your shop and protect its wares as fast as possible. Because there are many steps and stages to restoration, it is important to recognize the necessity of specific measures that preserve the structure, its contents, or the responding technicians performing the work. Give us a call today at (318) 345-5121. 

Conducting Commercial Water Restoration in Monroe

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

stacked air movers in a green van Need water removal and drying in your Monroe office? SERVPRO appears to have the equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Helps with Water Damage in Monroe Offices

Anytime a water line breaks inside your office complex, the outcome can be disastrous. For example, if a pipe break occurs on any floor other than the ground level, the water will follow gravity and get any building materials or contents wet that it touches on the way to the ground. If a leak occurs on a second or third floor, it could mean that all of the offices below the break could suffer water damage from the ceiling down to your flooring.

When our SERVPRO technicians conduct commercial water restoration in Monroe businesses, we know that time is of the essence. If all of the moisture is not removed from your office complex within two days, secondary issues, including mold growth, can add to the total damage caused by the pipe break. Whenever water enters your office, it can quickly start soaking into your contents and building materials and evaporate into the air, raising your relative humidity levels. Therefore, since removing H2O while still in liquid form is much quicker, we can start your project with extraction procedures.
Our SERVPRO team can utilize either a heavy-duty truck-mounted extractor or a portable unit that can get into hard-to-access places in your office complex. We can also use various extraction tools depending on the surface of your floors. For example, for thick, shaggy carpets, we can use a weighted extraction unit that the operator stands on while riding. Or, we can use a handheld extraction tool for furniture or tight places like closets.
Other services offered during commercial water remediation:
·   Water Cleanup
·   Cleaning after a Sewage Backup
·   Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
·   Restorative Carpet Cleaning

Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 to keep your business in business.

The Best Way to Address Commercial Water Damage in Monroe

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Water Drips From Ceiling Water damage in your office or on your factory floor can certainly slow down production. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Water Damage at Your Business Location

Whether you are ready to face a commercial water damage incident or not, when it strikes, you are sure of one thing - your business cannot avoid making losses. With that in mind, you must know the proper steps to take to reduce the time it takes to recover from such disasters when they come calling. If you are a resident of Monroe, we advise you to work with licensed restoration service providers near you.

When addressing commercial water damage in Monroe, there are specialized drying techniques that our SERVPRO technicians use. We know the importance of enhancing airflow when drying structures and, as a result, put in place air movers. For air movers to be efficient, we place them in a clockwise pattern and ensure the inlets are pointing towards the wall and the snouts are touching the wall.

When our SERVPRO technicians are dealing with hard-to-dry locations, there is a need to do ventilation. It is an option when drying walls, but first, we have to remove any baseboards covering the surfaces. Where necessary, we may drill holes in the walls to allow air to move into the cavities. It is essential to let experienced experts do this work so that you do not end up damaging the walls.

Our SERVPRO team also uses dehumidifiers when drying your property. Still, there are significant factors that we consider before setting them up. For instance, we look at the placement of air movers before deciding on their most appropriate position. It is not advisable to let the air from an air mover blow directly into a dehumidifier's back.

In most cases, water can make organic materials rot and emit an unpleasant odor. To address such a situation, we remove the source of the smell and perform deodorization. Some of the deodorants have antimicrobial properties that sterilize surfaces and prevent chances of mold growth.

At SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, whether it's water, fire, mold, or sand storm-related. Call us at (318) 345-5121 at any time of day and get services from a reliable industry leader.

SERVPRO Offers Reliable Fire Damage Restoration in West Monroe

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged ceiling with soot covering the ceiling and walls Dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your business location can be challenging. Contact SERVPRO for effective commercial fire damage remediation.

How can SERVPRO help West Monroe businesses with fire damage restoration?

A fire incident can be a nightmare to recover from, as any business owner knows. However, with the help of professionals like SERVPRO, navigating through a fire damage incident at your West Monroe property can surely become easier. 

SERVPRO techs provide emergency services to protect the loss site and human health during the restoration of fire damage to your West Monroe place of business. The immediate objectives of SERVPRO restorers are-  

  • To prevent fire and smoke to cause additional damage to the property
  • To provide a safer work site for people entering and exiting the structure
  • To prepare the site for the mitigation and restoration

The restorative work involves removing the smoke and soot residue from various surfaces, cleaning, and deodorizing. Not all surfaces are alike, and hence, cleaning methods also vary greatly depending on the surface involved.  

How do SERVPRO techs clean wood surfaces during fire restoration in West Monroe?  

Wood is one of the most common materials easily damaged during a fire incident used in commercial buildings in West Monroe. SERVPRO techs' method to clean wood surfaces depends on how the wood is finished. The three basic types of wooden surfaces are-

  • Unfinished wood- Techs use dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming, brushing, and sponge cleaning. 
  • Finished wood- Wet cleaning is preferred in such situations with a low-alkaline cleaner. 
  • Photo-finish, simulated wood grain- Restorers also prefer wet cleaning methods for such surfaces.   

Post cleaning procedures

Once the wood surface is cleaned of the residues, it often needs to be polished. Woods tend to lose oils due to heat during a fire. Polishing can replenish these oils making the wood look better. We can help to keep your doors open during the fire damage process.

Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 for further information.  

How SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged Hotels in West Monroe

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. SERVPRO IICRC technicians are well trained and experienced in all phases of commercial damage restoration. We are here to help.

Comprehensive Fire Damage Remediation for the West Monroe Hospitality Industry

When your West Monroe bed and breakfast, hotel, or Inn suffers soot and smoke damage, you need to find reliable help quickly. Your employees and guests count on your commitment to providing luxurious and safe accommodations in the Twin Cities of northeastern Louisiana. Our highly qualified team of fire remediation technicians is ready to mobilize immediately after your call.

Fire damage residues are incredibly toxic, so you require West Monroe’s fire restoration industry leader for comprehensive cleanup. Smoke is simply the airborne, non-combusted remnants of the various materials burned during a fire, and soot is the coating this debris left on walls, floors, furnishings, and more. Modern building materials and fixtures create compounds when they burn that can cause health problems and degrade surfaces. Our project manager assesses the scene and develops a comprehensive project plan.

What is SERVPRO’s Plan after Fire Damage in West Monroe?

 SERVPRO’s Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) implement the plan, using research-based strategies taught by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) to remove the soot and smoke in the affected spaces. If your sprinkler system minimized the spread of the fire, we attempt to contain the damage and restore working areas so that untouched rooms and common areas can remain open for business. Physical barriers or negative pressure air scrubbers accomplish containment as employed by our professionals.

We match techniques and products to the types of soot found. Failure to take into consideration the characteristics results in smearing and spreading residues, or the incomplete resolution of the problems. HEPA-filtered vacuums, dry and wet sponges, spray cleaners, and solvents all have their place in fire residue cleanup in the hands of a SERVPRO team. Some residues require agitation or even the use of abrasive tools or infused cleaning products to clear the soot.

SERVPRO also evaluates the cleaned and disinfected spaces for odor retention. Smoky smells are deal breakers for your guests. Our deodorization specialists use a multiphase protocol to remove, not just cover up, lingering malodors. If necessary, we follow deep cleaning with innovative techniques that neutralize odors at the molecular level, like thermal foggers, ozone machines, or hydroxyl generators. 

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe is prepared to resolve fire damage in your hotel or other lodgings fast and thoroughly. Honor your guest’s reservations by calling us for remediation help at (318) 345-5121.

How Challenging Are Fire Odors to Remove in Monroe Restaurants?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Here To Help Commercial fire damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. We are here to help.

Lingering smoke and fire odors in Monroe businesses get removed with careful strategies. 

Many things can go wrong in your restaurant's kitchen or dining area to cause a fire. We understand the urgency of these situations and have a team of professionals ready to respond fast to help with cleanup and odor removal. 

Kitchen Flare-ups and Cleaning Solutions

Fire damage restoration for Monroe restaurants often means a combination of many mitigative strategies happening simultaneously. While our SERVPRO team can reduce the damage and the spread of protein residues and soot after a kitchen flare-up, we must also overcome the harsh odors that these disastrous events can produce. 

Odor Counteractant Options for Restaurants

Reducing the severity of harsh smells present in the property after a kitchen flare-up can also be critical. These efforts are instrumental in helping deodorization to take less time and be less invasive. Counteractant products often involve the strategic placement of absorbing granules and beads where airflow is most consistent. In addition, thermal and ULV foggers can limit the strength of trapped smells. 

Clearing or Sealing Harsh Odors to Pre-Loss Condition 

The final step in removing harsh odors from the property after a kitchen fire is to neutralize what scent is left, however possible. Open-air smells from smoke and charring are challenging, but it can be even more complicated to overcome trapped odors in porous materials like drywall and wood furniture. These restoration needs rely on several powerful tools and products, such as:

  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone machines
  • HEPA air scrubbers 
  • Odor-sealing primers 

A large portion of successful fire restoration services that we provide is restoring the affected property to the preloss condition. In this case, that means removing harsh odors and noxious smells that get generated after kitchen fires in the restaurant. Our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team can help with efficient deodorization solutions when you call (318) 345-5121.

How to Handle Commercial Water Damage in Monroe

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over water Water can wreak havoc in your property. Call the experts at SERVPRO today for assistance.

SERVPRO Can Help You to Perform Commercial Water Damage Repair in Monroe

Water damage such as broken pipes, plumbing leaks, and appliance malfunctions can lead to unexpected damage in your business. Getting it cleaned up and back to its original condition is a priority. SERVPRO is ready to help you at a moment’s notice. 

When performing commercial water damage restoration in your Monroe restaurant, we can minimize interruptions and do everything to keep doors open during the remediation process. Fast repair helps prevent loss of earnings. Before our SERVPRO team arrives, you can assess any potential hazards and building damage. Doing this can help our contractors prepare by knowing the water removal equipment to bring. 

Stagnant water can spread quickly from one room to the other and ruin many things in its path. Soaked wooden structures can split or warp, and mold can grow in affected areas. We usually use powerful portable extractors, which can access restricted areas. After extracting the water, we pump it directly to a treated sewer. Our SERVPRO team can remove salvageable and unsalvageable items. Once we get things under control, we can clean and dry your ruined contents and building structures. 

Our technicians can document and monitor the drying conditions of the affected area regularly. We write down the readings for temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content. We write them down and evaluate them to determine if drying conditions are being met. If necessary, we can move dehumidifiers and air movers to create better drying conditions. We monitor the air that the dehumidifiers are exhausting using thermos-hygrometers. Our SERVPRO team then monitors the moisture levels until drying is complete. When content moisture measurements indicate that we have reached our drying goals, we consider the building dry and proceed to remove the drying equipment. 

If you need commercial water removal services, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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 Are the Efficient Water Removal Options for Monroe Businesses?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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."

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.

A Day at the Zoo Full of Christmas Celebrations for Monroe Residents

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Technician making a waterline cut in damaged drywall. Don't let any type of water damage take away from your business. Call SERVPRO for the water damage remediation needed.

Monroe Residents Enjoy Christmas Entertainment and Gifts While Exploring the Zoo

In the days leading up to Christmas, there are various things you can do to keep yourselves entertained as you wait for the big day. For Monroe residents, spending a day at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo can be a great way to have a good time with family and friends. You can attend the "Jungle Bells" as it is popularly known, on December 19, 2020, from 9 AM to 3 PM. The event was held first in 2017 and is organized annually by the Guerriero and Guerriero law firm as part of their community outreach programs.

The main attractions at the event include:

  • Free zoo admission for all those who show up for the experience
  • Various forms of Christmas entertainment including snow machines and a Santa Claus so that families can take photos
  • Giveaways such as bicycles and activity stations such as stock-making station and screen printing

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe helps business managers with stormwater removal from their Monroe premises, minimizing downtime. Call us at (318) 345-5121 whenever there is a problem at your facility.

Enjoy a Festive Drive-Through Christmas Light Display Near Monroe.

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Red candles with Christmas decor It's the most wonderful time of the year! Come join in on the fun.

Get into the Holiday Spirit in Monroe with the Candy Cane Lane Drive-Through.

As the holidays rapidly approach, we are all looking for new ways to enjoy them.  Everyone wants to find the best seasonal activities to experience with their family and friends.  One favorite Christmastime tradition of Monroe residents has always been walking or driving around and looking at holiday light displays.  A newer take on this tradition is the Candy Cane Lane Drive-Through, which allows you to conveniently see many professional light displays all in one place, from the warmth of your car.  The impressive mile-long drive-through boasts over a million colorful lights.  With all that said, here are some important things to remember before coming:

Candy Cane Lane is open every night from November 13th through January 2nd

The lane is located at 170 Highway 151 North in Calhoun

Trailers are not permitted

Cars and trucks over thirty feet long must be approved before entering

The professionals at SERVPRO of Monroe/West Monroe enjoy the holiday season as much as our neighbors do.  Also, as a local mold remediation company serving area businesses, we are always here to help when problems arise.  If you ever need remediation work done, call us at (318) 345-5121.

What Should We Focus On When Planning Restoration in Water Damaged Business Premises?

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

corridor in hotel with dehumidifiers Swift water damage mitigation to grocery stores and hotels in the Monroe area needed? Call SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Helps Bulk Grocery Stores in Monroe Complete Water Restoration with Minimal Interruption to Daily Operations

The disruption from a water-related incident might have a severe impact on your business, extending beyond the cost of fixing the areas damaged by the water. For example, you might be forced to close down all operations, whether it is in-shop purchases, curbside collections, or even deliveries, since the water intrusion can interrupt several aspects of your daily operations. SERVPRO understands that Monroe bulk grocery suppliers like you need to resume operations as fast as possible for the benefit of your customers.

Why do water spills lead to extensive business disruption?

Precisely understanding the problems caused by the spilled water is crucial for successful water restoration at your Monroe grocery store. If you are lucky, restoration might only require removing standing water on floors and other surfaces. However, most incidents involved other issues beyond water stagnation, including:

  • Deterioration in parts of the structure like floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Damage to electronic equipment
  • Compromised electrical circuits
  • Damage to utilities such as lighting and heating

Addressing the moisture issues from the spilled water and the other problems that arise from the incident is crucial for the restoration to be successful. Unlike handling the situation on your own whereby you might only realize there are other problems, halfway through the restoration process, involving a professional team ensures anticipation of some problems allowing the formulation of solutions beforehand.

How can a restorer anticipate water damage complications?

The water restoration process requires a skillful approach to ensure a positive outcome. Skills play a significant role in many aspects apart from the physical removal of the water in an inundated property. During training, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians are informed of the likely outcomes after water intrusion into business premises. Through handling such occurrences, our technicians also get first-hand experience of the issues that come up. We can therefore use the accumulated wealth of knowledge to tell you what challenges you are likely to face when your store is affected and find solutions that deal with the issue, "Like it never even happened."

Apart from the general experiences, we also tap into the information you already have about the incident. For instance, when you call us, our customer care representatives try to find out:

  • The source of the water spill
  • The duration the water flows into your commercial property
  • The general layout and materials in your store

We also send an advance team of technicians to your premises to conduct an initial physical inspection of the damage. During such an inspection, useful information such as the approximate amount of water released into the building, the types of materials left wet, and the level of wetness in such materials is identified. This information helps determine how long it might take to extract water, dry wet materials, or demolish some sections if the damage is beyond repair.

Is it possible for restoration to minimize disruptions to business operations?

With the scope of damage and the desires of the business operator established, finding solutions that deal with the operation interruptions is possible. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize:

  • Moisture management
  • Access to functional areas
  • Addressing material deterioration

Removing any standing water within the premises in good time is the primary factor in moisture management since it stops penetration into materials or migration into cavities. We follow the best practices of the IICRC to ensure rapid and effective results. In a property such as your bulk grocery store with vast surfaces where spilled water accumulates, high-efficiency water extractors are necessary. Our technicians use a wide variety of fast action pumps, including portable and truck-mounted extractors. Since issues with power supply can delay water removal, we have both electric and gasoline-powered portable extractors.

Drying wet materials is also crucial to complete the moisture management process. Moisture can remain in porous and semi-porous building materials, contents, and even in the air. One effective way our SERVPRO technicians use to manage the moisture is by manipulating air movements. We use air movers to produce high-velocity air currents that enhance evaporation, thus drying materials faster.

Although the steps taken to counter the effects of water might be useful, they do not work instantly. One way to minimize the inconvenience your customers endure is by providing limited access to the facility. Our technicians identify usable areas then set up temporary barriers to isolate them from affected areas. We also set up safety warnings such as slippery floor signs to avert accidents when customers visit your premises.

When SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe helps manage water loss incidents, it is easier to focus on approaches that lead to better outcomes. Call us at (318) 345-5121 to help.

Who Cleans Up Commercial Water Damage in Monroe?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from the floor above into a bucket Water damage can seep into hard to get places and without professional help mold might start growing. Call SERVPRO for professional help.

The trained, certified team members of SERVPRO bring years of experience and advanced equipment to handle any size commercial water damage situation in Monroe

When the aftermath of a plumbing issue, toilet backup, or other issue happens in your commercial property, you need to get going on the cleanup as soon as possible. The equipment that your regular janitorial crew uses to maintain your building may be inadequate for the type of cleanup and drying that the mitigation of water damage requires. Mainly when the issue is groundwater or a sewage backup into the property, repairs to the walls, floor, and replacement to some articles that absorbed the water can occur. It is crucial to use the services of a restoration services company that understands cleanup, sometimes also means prepping for repairs.

What are Flood Cuts and Why Do Commercial Water Restoration Companies Rely on Them?

It may seem counterproductive to remove wet sheetrock rather than dry it, but this is a standard method used by commercial water restoration companies to lessen the damage from excessive moisture at your Monroe property. The process for a flood cut is:  

  • The technicians locate the waterline within the sheetrock
  • Measuring several inches over the waterline, the wet building materials get cut off
  • This action opens up the interior wall cavity for drying
  • To repair, a replacement piece of sheetrock gets fitted into the space and sealed in place with joint compound

The clean cuts make any repairs needed after the fact simple. This attention to removing the least amount of building materials possible during the cleanup helps property owners keep the overall costs down for the restoration from water damage.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 serves the area with cleanup and remediation of damage from water, fire, mold, or biohazard issues in local properties. They remain the premier choice among commercial water restoration companies for any size job.

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A Burst Fire Sprinkler Head Has Led to Water Damage in My Monroe Hotel, Who Can Help?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO to Perform Water Cleanup in Your Monroe Hotel

A burst fire sprinkler head can lead to extensive damage to your Monroe hotel. The rooms that are either occupied or reserved could be affected, and this can lead to disruption of business. Apart from the guest rooms, water from an overhead sprinkler can also affect other areas such as the fitness center, office, and hallways.

What are the immediate repercussions of water damage in a hotel?

Water can ruin the building materials and contents in a hotel. That’s why you need quick water cleanup in your Monroe hotel. Since water flows downwards, the ceilings, walls, and floors can sustain damage. Water can ruin different types of floors, including vinyl, tile, wood, and carpeting. Water can also interfere with the working of electrical wiring, and this can lead to fire hazards. You can face the prospect of losing revenue if you have to relocate guests to area hotels.

How can SERVPRO help?

Shortly after receiving your call, we can arrive at your hotel and start extracting water from all the affected areas. We often use electric submersible pumps to remove the water. These pumps eliminate suction lift limitations, and they offer quiet operation. Once we complete the water removal process, we can start the drying process using air moving and dehumidifying equipment. Our objective would be to make as many rooms as possible ready for occupancy.

At times, water damage makes it necessary to perform some demolition work. Our technicians can perform controlled demolition and preserve as many structures as possible. For instance, we can carefully remove drywall at base height and peel wallpaper from drywall to remove damp insulation and dry all affected materials.

How do you ensure the safety of guests and other occupants?

The safety and comfort of the guest and other occupants in a hotel are our priority throughout the restoration process. We can secure all work areas to prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards from wet surfaces, and power cables. Our team also wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to stay safe. Apart from PPE, we also use other pieces of safety equipment such as:

    •    Non-contact voltage detectors
    •    Portable ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)
    •    Circuit analyzers

Our SERVPRO team can clean the work site daily to ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible while the work is in progress. To determine if the affected areas are dry, we can use infrared cameras, penetrating, and non-penetrating moisture meters to check for moisture. We have the expertise required to restore your hotel to its preloss state.

When you need professionals to clean up your hotel after water damage, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121. We can make the water loss seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Are There So Many Different Cleaning Methods After a Fire in Monroe?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Have Extensive Training in Restoration of Monroe Properties After a Fire

A single fire can burn with low or high intensity and leave behind varying levels of charring and different types of smoke residues. The contents of the home damaged by the fire loss also contribute to the various types of clean up needed that get left behind. It is never one-size-fits-all, and a single method or cleaning agent will not work for every issue.

How Do I Remove Fire Damage From Walls and Furnishings?
There are numerous ways the DIY fire damage cleanup in Monroe properties can go wrong. A professional fire loss cleanup involves multiple applications of cleaning solutions and methods. Plus, soot has the potential to be an irritant, and protective clothing should get worn when removing fire loss items or cleaning smoke damage. SERVPRO technicians bring everything needed in their green service vans to restore a home, and even one gutted from fire loss.

Methods for Stopping Soot Spread
Airborne soot particles may be large enough to be visible or so tiny the human eye cannot see. Upon arrival, one of the first actions SERVPRO techs perform is the creation of containment of the loss area. The barrier to other areas of the home may take the form of a negative air chamber collecting particulate matter and porting it away or the placement of heavy gauge plastic over interior doorways and vents. Air scrubbers, with a labyrinth of HEPA filtration, also typically run during mitigation to improve the air quality.

How Do I Remove Soot From Walls After a Small Fire?
It is vital to test residues on every surface before cleaning. Commonly seen residues include:
    •    Dry smoke - powdery and pick up easily with dry cleaning sponges.
    •    Wet smoke - Smears easily, often looks wet and, in most cases, needs a carefully chosen cleaner with a solvent base to release the grip on a surface.
    •    Protein residues - these are vaporized fats from cooking fires, and although nearly invisible, they are pungent and need handling akin to wet smoke cleaning to remove it thoroughly.

Furniture Blackened with Soot May Not Be a Loss
The finish of your hardwood furnishings affects how they react to heat exposure. Finishes may range from varnish, shellacs, paint, or waxes. This is the top layer of protection and, in some cases, can be the saving factor for a treasured piece of furniture. Signs that the furniture may not have restoration potential include heavy charring resulting in blistering of the wood due to the item's proximity to the fire. A damaged finish that allowed smoke to penetrate, resulting in permanent staining, can also leave the furniture a loss.

Unfinished furnishings are porous, and as the hot air expands during a fire it pushes smoke residue and odors, The loss can get further compounded if water gets used to extinguish the fire as moisture can wind up inside the furniture. When chalky or gray areas appear on wood furniture, that is typically the staining left behind by water. The use of water-based cleaning products on this type of furniture has the potential to cause further damage and stains. That is why a single piece may need multiple cleaning agents. Unfinished wood gets typically found on finished furniture:
    •    Backings
    •    Interiors and bottoms of drawers
    •    Tops of bookshelves

Cleaning Hardwood Furniture
SERVPRO technicians test the residues to determine the best cleaning agent for the job. The goal of the techs is to clean and restore the furniture and save the homeowner the cost and pain of finding a replacement. The careful use of alkaline agents, followed by oil-based cleaners, assists in restoring the natural oils to the wood. After the smoke discolorations get removed, the furniture may need refinishing for a full restoration.

Odor Removal Actions After a Fire
There are so many areas that need help after a fire loss in a residential property. If any structural elements in the home required removal, the eradication of fire odors needs to happen before any rebuilding can occur. When the techs remove the smoke residues, there may still be odorous soot present within the paint. This gets handled with the application of a sealant to prep the wall for priming and painting. The techs also have access to a diverse array of odor control methods to neutralize any remaining odors.

SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 has the experience and advanced equipment to restore your home from any size fire damage. The certified technicians are available 24/7 to assist local property owners, call now.

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How to Succeed With Commercial Water Removal in Monroe

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

broken frozen pipe Whatever the source of the water intrusion in your home, SERVPRO has you covered. Contact our certified team 24/7 365 days a year.

Commercial Water Removal in Monroe 

With I-20 going right through town, Monroe is an excellent stop for travelers going West, East, or just out exploring our beautiful state and local area. Many like to get off the highway and enjoy a meal, snack, or linger over a cup of coffee for a bit. Small bistros and cafes can do excellent business, as long as their doors remain open. 

When a pipe breaks or a freezer fails in a Monroe business, commercial water removal needs to happen quickly. SERVPRO restoration specialists train on an extensive number of tools and devices to meet the multiple needs of a small business, such as repairing bathrooms, clearing customer areas, and returning kitchens to a safe condition for preparing food once more.

They start with two tasks, stopping the source of the water intrusion and removing standing water. Team members can quickly replace broken pipes, cracked connections, and even replace toilets that leak into the business. If there is a major system failure, the team leader recommends bringing in a licensed plumber. 

As repairs continue, other SERVPRO specialists bring in the devices needed to draw out the water and dry the structure. A large pump can remove most of the water, but they also need smaller extractors to get underneath the prep tables, ovens, and other kitchen equipment. 

The extractors are also needed for drawing water off carpeted areas before the glue holding them in place softens and dissolves after soaking in water for too long. The same devices also draw out water from between wood floorboards to prevent splitting and warping. 

These actions eliminate all of the standing water, but there is still the matter of excess moisture trapped in furniture and underneath equipment. To remove it, specialists install fans throughout the building to increase air circulation and direct the damp, inside air outside. For tight spots where the fans cannot reach, they use air movers to direct warm, dry air across damp surfaces to force the moisture into the air where the fans can remove it. 

At SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe, we particularly enjoy supporting local businesses. They are the heart of our community, as well as other towns we service like Bawcomville, Richwood, and Sterling. If you need our help for your café or other business, call us immediately at (318) 345-5121. We are here to help you reopen your doors as quickly as possible. 

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We Get You Back In Business In Monroe After A Fire

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

A room with all the belongings removed after a fire. Our trained technicians will remove the odor in your property after a fire. We arrive right away to prevent further damage and we are available 24/7.

Experience Helps Restore Commercial Fire Damage in a Monroe Auto Repair Shop

A fire at an auto repair shop left the owner devastated even if it did not consume the entire property thanks to quick action by the fire department after someone in the neighborhood reported smoke coming from the premises. Fires involving automobiles burn hotly because of highly combustive materials like fuel and synthetic car parts. Restoration of such commercial fire damage requires different tactics to achieve the intended outcome.

Among the first steps we had to take to deal with the commercial fire damage affecting the Monroe auto repair shop, was to remove the fire suppressants used by the fire department. The main concern was the fire retardant foam, as well as water left pooling around after the fire was suppressed. Our SERVPRO technicians started the cleanup by removing all visible remnants of the foam from surfaces. Applying a mild detergent and scrubbing off with soft bristle brushes was enough to breakdown the foam. We then flush-rinsed the cleaned areas with a jet of clean water, removing all soap and foam residues.

After dealing with the foam, we could focus on removing standing water to prevent deep moisture migration into subfloors, wall materials, or other areas where it could cause secondary damage. Our SERVPRO crew chief had assigned a truck-mounted water extract and several units of portable extractors at the loss site. The truck-mounted extractor helped remove most of the water pooling on the main floor while the portable units helped in isolated areas.

Dealing with fire residues was another concern since fuel oils and synthetic materials produce vast amounts of smoke. The ceiling and other elevated areas were the main collection points for the soot and other fire residues. Our SERVPRO technicians are highly trained on smoke behavior, so we can anticipate the kind of challenges an incident is likely to pose. At the auto repair shop, we expected considerable fuel oil deposits, which can be hard to remove if left to settle over an extended period. We also expected impinged residues on surfaces, so we prepared accordingly.

Commercial fire damage can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Calhoun

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Calhoun Often Requires The Use Of Different Extraction Tools

Any building that has plumbing running through it, including your Calhoun furniture store, could suffer from a leak one day. Once a pipe bursts, you may have to conduct commercial water cleanup inside your place of business. Most furniture stores try to create an atmosphere that resembles someone's home. Many decorate their stores with all of their products in rooms that are built like bedrooms and living rooms and contain items like carpets.

Once the carpet inside your store gets saturated, it is wise to call in a professional commercial water cleanup company in Calhoun such as SERVPRO. Once the floors inside your store get wet, other problems could result. When items get damp inside your building, the humidity levels can rise and cause problems with your contents and structural components that did not come into direct contact with moisture. Saturated carpets can also trap moisture inside your subfloor, which can cause mold to grow if not treated promptly.

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification or IICRC program and can utilize several different methods to remove moisture from your contents and building materials. The first procedure we can conduct when arriving at your furniture store is to extract all of the liquid H2O as possible. The more water we can remove while it is a liquid, the easier the applied structural drying or ASD procedures will become.

When removing water from your structure, our SERVPRO team can utilize heavy-duty extractors. The extractors can be either truck-mounted or portable, and they provide the suction power to pull moisture out of carpets and other upholstered items. An extraction tool then gets attached to the extractor that comes into contact with the wet materials.

Since moisture affects items differently, we can use a variety of extraction tools. Agitation can sometimes cause carpet delamination, so we pick the right extraction tool for the job based on the strength of the material. In some situations, heavy extraction tools can be used to compress the carpet and minimize agitation during extraction procedures. When extracting other items such as your couches or recliner chairs you have for sale on your showroom floor, we can use smaller hand-held extraction devices.

If your plumbing ever fails inside your furniture store, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 24/7. We can help you return your place of business to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.”

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Is Mold Becoming Part of Your West Monroe Shop's Inventory?

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growning on wall andc ceiling Don't let mold take over your shop. Cal SERVPRO for effective remediation.

Addressing Mold Damage Quickly for Small West Monroe Shops 

Southern architecture gets accentuated in the sandwiched shops sprawling through West Monroe. When these structures are affected by water loss incidents and flooding that can occur in the region, these shops can experience mold damage. Protecting your investment in the building and the inventory of your business involves securing the professionals of our SERVPRO team as promptly as possible, as we have an entire division of qualified remediation technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

With the charm of a small shop, you do not have much space to work with regarding the displays of your wares and products, but it can also mean that mold damage in West Monroe stores can spread faster and more thoroughly. It is essential for business owners to seek out the experience of our restoration specialists as promptly as possible because we can help your small shop in multiple ways. 

When our team first arrives at your shop, we can work to remove at-risk items and contents from the shop to a safe location nearby or our SERVPRO facility. The protection of your goods can save you money and can ensure that there is less of a delay in getting your doors back open once remediation efforts complete within the shop. 

Many of these buildings originated at the turn of the century. How mold gets removed from the organic surfaces is vital to preserving original construction materials. Our professionals can utilize approaches like soda or dry ice blasting that can eliminate surface mold and uproot the entire hyphae of the organism seated in the material, often without damaging the substrate of the hosting material at all. 

Protecting your small shop can be a considerable challenge due to its limited space and how quickly situations like mold growth can spread throughout a structure. Our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe team has effective remediation strategies that can help to get your doors back open again as quickly as possible. Give us a call today at (318) 345-5121. 

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Monroe After A Water Damage Disaster

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Overnight the water heater malfunctioned causing two plus inches of water to damage multiple offices and one classroom.

Containment Measures That Ease Commercial Water Removal in Affected Monroe Office

Water spills are not that common in office environments, and when they occur, they might not seem hazardous since the water is likely from a clean source. However, such an incident can lead to considerable financial losses by damaging equipment and building materials within your office. Injuries can also happen, especially when people slip and fall on wet surfaces. You can limit these adverse effects if you take measures to contain the loss.

Stopping the source of the leak is one crucial step in containing the loss. The more water leaks into your Monroe office, the greater the water damage it is likely to cause. If you cannot turn off the mains, you can take other measures like collecting the water at the source point. Use any containers that you can find, whether its buckets or otherwise. You can also use mops or other heavily absorbent materials to create barriers along openings such as doors limiting the areas affected by the spill. Calling a professional restoration company immediately also helps because they can arrive in time to save more items in your office.

There are various types of water damages to many of the contents found in your office, including documents, electronics, and furniture. Some of the losses might even happen during the mitigation process. Moving contents or taking other steps to protect your properties should minimize the chances of damages during the removal processes. Our SERVPRO crews use plastic sheets to cover items or create barriers in case the spill originates from a higher level. We can also move the items to a dry location on or off the loss site.

Extracting the water fast contains it from permeating deeply into materials or evaporating into the air, increasing the humidity levels. Rapid extraction is simpler with the right equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians bring different equipment, including extraction wands with squeegees and portable or truck-mounted water extractors. A water extractor has a pump and vacuum system, enabling it to lift the maximum amount of liquid water even from porous surfaces such as carpets.

To contain a water loss incident and limit your losses in West Monroe, Bawcomville or Richwood, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe. You can reach us at (318) 345-5121 any time.

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We Can Help Restore Your Monroe Shop To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Give our skilled specialists a call 24/7 at (318) 345-5121.

Water Removal And Cleanup Of Flooded Carpets In Your Monroe Shop

Every facet of the appearance of your Monroe shop gets designed to appeal to the customers coming into your business to browse your wares. The upkeep and maintenance of this aesthetic appeal are vital to encourage the right look and feel for the concept you have created for the boutique. When disasters like flooding occur, you need professionals that can arrive quickly to help preserve elements of your shop’s appearance that you have invested in, like the carpeted floors throughout the main floor.

In instances where flooding occurs from a broken window or damage to the exterior of your building that allows water penetration, you might only need flood cleanup to get Monroe your shop ready for customers again. To prevent costlier restoration, it is vital to get our SERVPRO professionals to your business as quickly as possible. With our effective mitigation tactics, our team can work to protect areas like your carpeting from becoming too badly damaged to preserve with cleaning and drying efforts.

From the time that our skilled professionals arrive at your shop, we work quickly to establish the full extent of the damage to your building and the steps necessary to restore it entirely. With saturated carpeting, we must begin extraction and drying efforts as quickly as possible. Carpets can heavily saturate in a brief period, soaking through to the subflooring. Our SERVPRO professionals often utilize our remote-controlled weighted extractor to begin forcing this water to the surface for removal by the onboard vacuum.

With the bulk of the water removed from the carpeting, we can pull up the edges of this flooring material and place our mobile air mover units in between the carpet and subflooring to dry both simultaneously. The objective is to dry both as thoroughly and quickly as possible, so our team may use multiple air mover units simultaneously to achieve the desired result.

Protecting the aesthetic appeal and function of your shop is challenging when you face flood damage effects. Our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe rapid response team can help. Give our skilled specialists a call 24/7 at (318) 345-5121.

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The Definitive Guide to West Monroe Commercial Flood Damage Remediation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

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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Contending With Mold In Sterlington Requires A Quick Response From Trained Microbial Remediation Technicians

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

As the organism spreads and grows, the colony feeds on the organic materials and degrades them to the point of failure.

How High Humidity Can Lead To Mold In Your Sterlington Church

While Sterlington residents might not be strangers to the probability of high humidity situations throughout the year, lingering moisture in buildings can produce serious consequences for property owners that do not manage this dampness. Your church might not get the steady traffic every day to make a note of areas that are persistently damp for several days, which can ultimately result in microbial or fungal growth. Contending with this condition requires a fast response from trained professionals like our applied microbial remediation technicians.

One of the crucial aspects to remember about mold damage in your Sterlington church is that this situation can potentially cause health effects, especially to those in your congregation or staff that already battle respiratory conditions. Resolving the situation quickly is critical for the safety of these individuals, but also the structural integrity of the building as well. Mold can spread quickly, affecting multiple surfaces and materials in a brief period.

As the organism spreads and grows, the colony feeds on the organic materials and degrades them to the point of failure. Materials like drywall are particularly susceptible. Limiting the spread of the organism is an essential component of the remediation strategy for our SERVPRO professionals on site. We bring in equipment like our negative air chambers and air scrubbers to help limit the spread of active spores to new areas of the property to begin our mold removal efforts.

While strategies like soda blasting and sanding can prove effective for mold colony removal, our SERVPRO technicians also use antimicrobial solution to remove newly forming colonies on surfaces and prevent the organism from spreading to new spots within the isolated area.

We intend to provide immediate service to every one of our customers that experience mold growth on their property. With so many people that depend on your church every week, let our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe applied microbial remediation technicians help you to remove this threat and get back to the way things should be. Give us a call today at (318) 345-5121.

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Monroe Church and Water Loss Mitigation

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Swift Service Mitigates Water Damage in a Monroe Church

SERVPRO Responds Rapidly for Water Damaging Events to Commercial Properties

Each water loss event in a large building has its unique problems that must be solved. Monroe is well known for suffering water damage from flooding, but the problem could also start from above.

When the roof leaked in this Monroe area church during a storm, large amounts of water entered, and gravity took over. As the rainwater sought its lowest level, it traveled down several stories within various wall cavities. Our SERVPRO ASD applied structural drying team arrived the same day of the water intrusion incident within hours of the discovery. Our experience as members of a SERVPRO National Disaster Recovery Team means that we have in our Green Fleet an extensive array of industry-leading equipment and specially formulated cleaning and sanitizing products. Moreover, the "know how" to optimize their effectiveness.

A thorough, but rapid inspection and assessment, allowed us to uncover hidden pockets of water and moisture within the cavities of this high-wall stairwell. Our crew used FLIR infrared thermal imaging cameras to outline the damp areas along with penetrating and non-penetrating moisture sensors. We can use blue painters' tape as a guide for the treatment area. A swift setup and activation can considerably mitigate the water damage resulting in salvaging the building materials and eliminating even a partially, controlled demolition.

Shown in the photo with the insert is an innovative approach to rapidly removing the unwanted moisture and water. The large green device is an LGR low grain refrigerant dehumidifier. The green hoses, housed within a clear poly flat-lay, are forcing dry exhaust air from the device into the cavities while some of the hoses are redirecting the water vapor out. The grey garbage bucket is collecting the extracted water and moisture. We removed the baseboards and drilled holes to allow moist air to exit while the low profile air mover increased the evaporation rate to dry this essential wooden sill plate that anchors the wall studs. We monitored the Relative Humidity, and finally, the Specific Humidity along with achieving our drying goals for the moisture content of the water damaged materials compared to the baseline measurements. Our creativity quickly dried the building elements, prevented a costly demolition and rebuild while preventing the potential for mold growth.

You can rely on SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe to meet and beat your expectation for water, fire, and mold problems in your commercial or residential structure. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, 24/7 by calling (318) 345-5121.

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Calhoun's Commercial Water Damage Experts Tell How to Calculate Optimal Drying Times

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Dehumidifiers Stand Ready to Treat a Water Loss in Calhoun

Water Loss Is Mitigated with Swift SERVPRO Service in Calhoun Retail Centers

If pipes break inside your Calhoun retail building complex, you might start your day with calls from tenants saying their business locations are flooding. Water pouring into a structure overnight can create excessive damage. We at SERVPRO know that keeping your tenants happy helps your company stay operating. We work closely with you and all of the occupants of your complex and formulate a work plan that impedes business at your tenants' stores as little as possible.

As soon as we arrive at your shopping center, we begin by making sure everything at the affected site is safe for our workers, your tenants, and their employees. The next step to mitigating your Calhoun rental property's commercial water damage is to extract water from any wet materials including carpet and upholstery. During the extraction phase, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized extractors that have a stronger pull than your typical vacuum. We block off one small section at a time and try our best not to block foot traffic inside your shopping complex.
After any excessive moisture present in carpet or upholstered furniture gets sucked up, we begin the rapid structural drying stage. When drying out structural components, time is critical, and moisture levels should be dropped as quick as humanly possible. To speed up nature's natural evaporation process within a 48 hour period so that mold cannot form, we use industrially advanced equipment and techniques. Our SERVPRO experts utilize scientific principles to create an environment that allows for speedy moisture removal.
Drying time is reduced by using dehumidification and air moving systems. When positioning air movers, we place them so that they create airflow across all wet surfaces. We then balance the number of air movers with dehumidifiers to keep humidity low and conditions ideal for accelerated drying.
If there are too few air movers compared to dehumidifiers, then the drying process will not go as quickly as it could. If there are too many air movers in relation to dehumidifiers, then secondary problems can occur when the fans push the wet air to unaffected areas in the building. If you ever hear about a pipe break inside your retail complex, call SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe at (318) 345-5121 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Choosing Professional Restoration For Your Water Damaged West Monroe Retail Store

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

If any part of your business is affected by water damage, rely on the professionals at S

Water damage restoration for your business

Running your own business comes with a handful of challenges that you seemingly regularly work to overcome. Natural disasters and unforeseen events occurring within the building of your business pose another threat that you cannot ever adequately prepare for, leaving you contending with varying degrees of damage to your West Monroe retail store. In cases of even low-end water loss incidents, choosing the right professional assistance can make the process run much more smoothly.

Regardless of the cause of the water damages to your West Monroe store, you instantly get preoccupied with how to restore the damage and get your store back to the way it was. Fortunately, when you choose the right professional restorers, this does not have to be the daunting task that it could have been.

As a business owner, you often get fixated on the cost of the work that needs to get done and how these unfortunate circumstances are going to affect profits in the months to come. While in many instances of water damage your doors have to be closed for a period to allow for restoration work to occur, the time it takes to do it yourself vs. professional restoration is rarely close. In fact, with the experience and equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals, restoration work often takes much less time than it could have for a business owner to work on the damage themselves.

Another critical thing to consider when choosing SERVPRO over any of the alternatives at your disposal is the quality of the work that we do. In instances of water damage throughout your retail store, lingering moisture and dampness from improper cleaning can allow for much more severe occurrences like mold and fungal growth in your store.

When water damage threatens your business, it does not just stop with the structure itself. All of the stock and contents of your business are at the mercy of this moisture and wetness, causing irreparable damages that can cost you even more. Trust in our SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe technicians to respond rapidly and get right to work on correcting the situation you face. Give us a call anytime you require assistance at (318) 345-5121.

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Keep Your Business Operating During Mold Damage Remediation In Monroe

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Monroe Commercial Buildings

SERVPRO Provides Industry-Leading Equipment for Mold Cleanup

Mold growth and damage are of concern in your Monroe business for more than one reason. You need to answer to local health authorities and the worries of your staff. Customers find the visible growth and odor repelling. Mold remediation is the recommended solution, and our abatement crews are experienced and well-trained.
Fast action on your part goes a long way to managing the mold damage in your Monroe business. Decide to rely on our mold remediation services rather than tasking your staff or a general cleaning company with the job. Years of experience, up to date knowledge of industry standards, and state of the art equipment permit us to remediate the situation quickly, often allowing any unaffected spaces in the business to remain open for operation and customer service. Mindful planning is critical to your company’s short and long-term future, as closures for disaster remediation can result in a permanent reduction in or even a complete loss of your business.
SERVPRO wastes no time when we arrive for a mold remediation job. Our employees scope out the extent of the mold damage, rarely depending on testing or charging extra to “find” the microbial infestation as the damage is typically evident. We set up containment zones using physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers to filter and exhaust the moldy debris outside of the building and away from areas not as yet compromised. Our team members practice EPA approved industry safety techniques, containing then removing the mold wearing personal protective gear.
Depending on how entrenched the mold colonies are, SERVPRO crews sponge, scrape, or blast the mold off and out of surfaces. A practical yet primarily non-damaging approach is soda blasting, using the finely granular sodium bicarbonate to power off the mold. We bag and properly dispose of all mold and cleaning residues, occasionally removing a porous surface if heavily infiltrated with the mold hyphae. Vacuuming with HEPA-equipped industrial-strength suction tools removes lingering bits of mold and the cleaning products. The crew uses EPA registered antimicrobial products in a spray, fog, or other application to inhibit the return of mold growth.
Call in the mold remediation experts of SERVPRO of Monroe / West Monroe when you suspect mold damage is a problem in your commercial building. Call (318) 345-5121 to schedule an evaluation and set up a mold abatement plan.

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Water Damage Concerns in an Historic Structure

12/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe on the site of historic Washington Plaza in Monroe, LA. Insert shows extent of water damage.

Washington Plaza is an historic structure in downtown Monroe.  It is a picturesque and popular location for business professionals with office spaces, restaurants and other amenities.  It is not only a work destination for Monroe’s professional community, it is also a destination for entertaining clients and guests.

A recent work-week began as anything but normal.  On Monday, December 14, 2015, workers arrived to find 40-plus offices flooded with up to three inches of water.  A supply line in the boiler room had ruptured. 

Water losses in commercial properties present unique challenges to restoration companies.  Interior brick and mortar walls are part of the charm identified with Washington Plaza but drying those materials requires an expert team of restoration specialists with adequate and proper equipment. 

SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe answered the call that Monday morning and had removed the obvious water by that afternoon so additional drying could begin.  Special attention was given to the unique aspects of the building while at the same time, recognizing that businesses needed to get back to normal as quickly as possible without additional delay or interruptions.

We specialize in recognizing the needs of our customers, whether they call us from their places or work or from their homes. SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe has served and been a part of this community for 20 years.  It’s our home too.

Water Damage Emergency Services Within a Large Corporation

12/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe Crews at CenturyLink Corporate Headquarters

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States with its corporate headquarters located in Monroe.  For more than a half-century, CenturyLink has enjoyed exceptional growth and with that growth, it has expanded its contingency plans for every type of emergency that can impact its operations and its customers.

When a sprinkler line ruptured in its Monroe Headquarters in the pre-dawn hours of December 13, 2015, an emergency response plan was put into action that included calling SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe for help.  A full team of SERVPRO® emergency response technicians was on site and extracting water in just over two hours after the initial call.  A total of 25-thousand square feet of office space was impacted but by mid-morning, SERVRO® had removed all the obvious water and had installed drying equipment to remove what remained. 

Because CenturyLink had an emergency response plan in place long before the emergency, its team knew what to do during those critical early moments and who to call for expert help.  After four days, the building was dry, the emergency equipment was removed and a major disaster was averted.

SERVPRO® of Monroe/West Monroe is ready to respond to water damage in your home or business regardless of the size of the loss.  We thank CenturyLink for allowing us to help and for its rapid – and planned – response.  You don’t have to be a telecommunications giant to have an emergency plan in place.  We can help you create a plan for your business at no charge.  To find out more, call us at (318) 345-5121 or follow this link.