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What To Do When You Need Urgent Water Removal in Shreveport

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

orange moisture meter against wall SERVPRO utilizes advanced devices like this moisture meter to ensure your water-damaged Shreveport home has been professionally dried.

Moisture, Drying, and Restoring is SERVPRO's Area of Expertise for Water Damage Mitigation

When a pipe bursts on your property, it can leak many gallons of liquid, and water removal services can swiftly become a must. When such a situation happens, it is essential to call services as quickly as you can. Water damage can be remediated with little or relatively no catastrophic damage to the structure of your home if done promptly. The longer you wait to deal with water damage in your home, the higher the possibility for mold growth and structural harm becomes. However, if it is dealt with quickly, your home can usually be returned to its preloss condition with little struggle. Fortunately, there is professional help nearby to assist in the removal of excess water on your property.

Our skilled technicians can remove the damaging water from your Shreveport property through the use of advanced technology. After we receive your call and arrive at your home, we can inspect the damage and then apply the correct method to remove the water. In most cases, we can employ industrial quality wet/dry vacuums and portable truck-operated pumps to remove the water from your property swiftly.

After we remove the visible water from your home, SERVPRO can use moisture meters to detect the places of your house that require drying. With that knowledge in mind, we can focus on using the right tools to dry out your home. Commonly, we use devices such as dehumidifiers and air movers to create an ideal moisture content level in your belongings and building materials.

Freeing the area of airborne moisture assists in drying out the structure of your home and belongings as residual moisture is forced to evaporate. SERVPRO strives to ensure that your home is thoroughly dry so that no further damage arises from remaining moisture.

When a pipe bursts in your home and you require water removal services, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Shreveport at (318) 865-4655. 24/7, we can take your call and send our technicians to your home.

Restoring Safe Conditions after Fire Damage Happens in a Shreveport Daycare

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

day care with kids on wood floor playing SERVPRO provides safe and secure fire damage restoration to Shreveport Daycare and other commercial buildings

Count on SERVPRO after Fire Damage to Your Business

A fire can occur in any business, but those engaged in providing care giving services to the elderly, children, or medical patients require stable facilities. Working parents in Shreveport rely on their chosen daycare center to provide a reliable service. After a daycare center becomes unsafe for occupation because of extensive fire damage or other risky conditions, the entire community feels the loss.

The IICRC-certified technicians from SERVPRO can help you restore your Shreveport daycare to a safe condition when fire damage makes it unfit for your business operations. We know you have a responsibility to the parents of the children attending your daycare to provide supervision and perform your services in a safe location. Fire damaged interiors in your building make doing this an impossibility.

Children should never be exposed to the soot that comes from a fire, nor should they be near damaged materials. The by-products of fire include different toxins, including carcinogens. Soot is not a benign greasy mess – it can cause health effects in people. Until everything is clean again, your daycare poses several risks to the children you want to keep safe from harm.

Before SERVPRO mitigates fire damage in a building, we thoroughly explain what they should expect, including the expected duration period of the mitigation process. We carry out several different stages after a fire because the damage often occurs within the entire building and not just in the area directly affected by the flames.

Wherever we encounter burned materials, we remove them so new materials can replace them without becoming covered in soot or other grime. Once we remove fire-damaged materials, we check for damage from the water used by firefighters or your staff if the fire remained small and did not require any emergency services. We extract the moisture from otherwise undamaged materials to keep them undamaged. We clean away the soot that settled on the surfaces of your daycare’s furniture, toys, and walls.

SERVPRO of South Shreveport can help you stay in business after fire damage becomes a reality in your daycare building. Restoring safe conditions assures parents that their children’s safety remains a priority with you and your staff. Call us at (318) 865-4655 to reach our 24-hour emergency service line so we can begin making things “Like it never even happened.”

Does SERVPRO Complete Fire Damage Restoration in Shreveport Residences?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

servpro box truck at site The SERVPRO team, vehicles, equipment, and products can rescue Shreveport homes after a fire-damaging event.

SERVPRO Provides Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in Shreveport

Smoke residues can leave a fine coating of greasy or powdery residue over your contents in Shreveport homes after a fire. The amount of residue depends on several factors, such as the temperature of the fire. Also, the material burning and air currents within the home during the fire. Some residues will be confined to the immediate area of the fire, while smoke odors can waft throughout the house.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to homes and businesses in Shreveport. Our team can be onsite within four hours of your call. We immediately assess the situation and begin mitigating the impact of the fire damage and the smoke damage to your home. Upon written approval we swiftly begin the remediation.

We remove any structural elements and contents that were burned during the fire, which also helps to reduce odors. It is also critical that we use the correct methodology to remove residues. We assess whether the residue is oily or greasy and will smear when rubbed. The surface type is also important. Hard non-porous surfaces can be cleaned easily, while care must be taken with porous surfaces such as drywall and fabrics.

In addition to cleaning and removing smoke residues, SERVPRO provides:

  • House fire clean up
  • Water and fire damage restorations
  • Smoke damage and odor removal

Call SERVPRO of South Shreveport for fire damage restoration in Shreveport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (318) 865-4655.

Can SERVPRO Help with Floodwater Cleanup in Shreveport?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

very large fallen tree whose branches are damaging two homes Storms are a common occurrence in our area. SERVPRO is equipped and ready to restore your home.

SERVPRO Offers Emergency Services Flood Damage Cleanup in Shreveport

Many of our clients take one look at their flood-ravaged homes and wonder how they will ever recover their homes after a flood. With so much damage, contaminated water everywhere, and the possibility of mold and mildew, they wonder how to make any sense of the mess.

SERVPRO provides flood damage clean-up, restoration, and reconstruction services to our Shreveport clients. Our team has the experience, and we have the equipment to deal with these kinds of issues. We also have access to other franchises if additional help is needed.

Our service includes:

We can help you with clean up after a flood. No job is too big or overwhelming. Once everything is cleaned and dried, your home is ready for reconstruction, which we can coordinate providing full-service treatment to return your home as good as new, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of South Shreveport for flood damage services in Shreveport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (318) 865-4655

Does SERVPRO Offer Water Damage Restoration in Shreveport?

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

paint bubbling on drywall due to water damage Paint bubbling is often a first sign of water damage. SERVPRO is always ready to locate the moisture source and restore your home.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Remediation to Homeowners in Shreveport

A burst pipe can introduce a great deal of water and moisture inside walls or in ceilings. Before repairs and restoration can even begin, the water must be removed, contents and structure must also be either removed or dried. The water inside walls causes the drywall to absorb moisture and swell. In most situations, the drywall will need to be removed and repaired as part of the water damage restoration process.

SERVPRO provides both water damage restoration and water damage remediation services to Shreveport homeowners. Removing water and drying the area impacted by a burst pipe quickly can significantly reduce the amount of secondary damage caused by high moisture levels. Since wet or high moisture migrates to dry regions, removing contents and installing air movers and dehumidifiers can reduce the secondary damage caused by high humidity levels.

SERVPRO Water Damage Remediation Actions Include:

  • Responding 24/7 in less than 4 hours
  • Deploying pumps, vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture quickly
  • Removing contents to protect them from high humidity transfer and damage

Call SERVPRO of South Shreveport for water damage restoration services in Shreveport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (318) 865-4655

Why is House Fire Cleanup Needed in Shreveport?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room under closed door; fire seen under door Did you know that fire damage includes not only smoke and soot, but also water damage and fire retardants?

SERVPRO Offers Shreveport Homeowners Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

Shreveport, LA, has a population of approximately 194,000 people. The city ranks in 3rd place after Baton Rouge and New Orleans in total population. The Shreve Town Corporation established the city in 1836 to become the terminus for the Texas Trail on the banks of the Red River. The city’s history was influenced by the discovery of oil and later by a General Motors vehicle factory. After declining due to losses in jobs in the oil industry and vehicle manufacturing, the city has resurged as the commercial, educational, and cultural center for the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas region.

There are many activities in Shreveport as well as the surrounding area for residents and visitors to enjoy. The following list includes a few of these, and more detailed descriptions are included for several of them.

  • W. Norton Art Gallery
  • Shreveport Water Works Museum
  • Shreveport Aquarium
  • Sci-Port Discovery Center
  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
  • Barksdale Global Power Museum
  • Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
  • Red River District
  • Asian Gardens of Shreveport
  • Shreveport Casinos

Shreveport Aquarium

Considered one of Shreveport’s best attractions, the Shreveport Aquarium is open seven days a week. It offers summer camps, events, and field trips. Parking is free; however, there is an admission fee. Over 3000 animals represent 300 species on the aquarium grounds. Visitors can observe everything from sharks to stingrays to turtles and gators with many fish at the aquarium.

Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

The Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park offers hiking trails, nature trails, paved parking, a pavilion that can be rented, restrooms, and a visitor center. The park contains 160 acres of pine, oak, and hickory trees with over five miles of nature trails. Admission is free.

Red River District

A great spot to visit with buildings designed to look historic housing restaurants and entertainment venues. Easy access to the Shreveport Aquarium, the Sci-Port, and the two casinos – Sam’s Town and the Eldorado.

Asian Gardens of Shreveport

Stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens with many plants and flowers on several levels. The gardens and oasis represent 15 Asian countries.

Shreveport Casinos

There are casinos in Shreveport and Bossier City. Both are home to several casinos with great food and amenities. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino and the Eldorado Resort are located on the Shreveport side of the Red River. There are classic casino games, live music, spas, and hotel accommodations available.

South Shreveport SERVPRO Offers Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

After a fire, there is damage from the fire, from the fire retardants used by the firemen, and there is smoke damage which can leave soot residues on many surfaces. The task of completing a house fire cleanup can seem daunting.

SERVPRO provides Shreveport homeowners fire damage restoration, including all elements associated with the fire and the smoke residues left from the fire. These services include:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Removal of damage caused by smoke residues and odors
  • Repair of fire damaged homes

Call SERVPRO of South Shreveport for fire damage services in Shreveport and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (318) 865-4655

What to do When Mold Threatens a Business in Shreveport

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage on walls and ceiling Louisiana has an ideal environment for mold growth in commercial and residential properties. SERVPRO can remediate your damage today.

Mold Removal Services in Shreveport are a Phone Call Away

It is not surprising that mold remediation is necessary for Shreveport businesses. Wherever there is high humidity or an abundance of storms, buildings are vulnerable to the spread of mold, and all this entails. Mold can cause health effects, and this is why hiring the best company for mold remediation is crucial to your business's continued success.

Companies in Shreveport needing mold removal should call SERVPRO for the most advanced techniques and mold specialists. Mitigation is our goal as we approach each step in the remediation process, including controlling its spread, eliminating existing mold, and regulating humidity and other environmental factors contributing to its growth.

Steps in Mold Remediation

At SERVPRO, we know that careful planning and specialized equipment are critical to our success, but we focus our efforts around these steps: 

  • Containment to prevent further spread
  • Removal of existing mold damage and unsalvageable items
  • Structural cleaning and drying to restore normal humidity levels and prevent new growth

SERVPRO of South Shreveport is ready to help you protect your business. Call us at (318) 865-4655, and let us put our industry expertise to work for you.

Flood Restoration in Forbing is Easy with the Right Team

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van sitting in driveway of brick home Storm and flooding damage? It's no problem for SERVPRO!

Water Cleanup After a Storm in Forbing is a Job for Professional Water Restoration Technicians

Copious rain in Forbing can lead to unfortunate consequences, including flooding. It can be nerve-racking to watch water seep into your home, soaking floors, furniture, and personal belongings alike. Fortunately, certified water restoration technicians have the knowledge and equipment necessary for water extraction and cleanup.

Property owners in Forbing can delegate flood damage restoration to SERVPRO and our specialized team. Whether your problem is basement flooding or the result of a leaky roof, our certified staff has you covered from floor to ceiling. Flood restoration extends beyond water extraction; it also requires applying anti-microbial solutions and thorough cleanup of each surface.

Timing is essential in Water Cleanup

It is crucial to remember that water becomes a breeding ground for bacteria when left unattended. Stormwater contains debris and pollutants, so the sooner our SERVPRO team can get to work, the less dire the situation becomes. To understand the danger of water in your home, consider this: 

  • White water typically comes from a clean source, such as a leaky faucet. It carries a minimal health risk.
  • Gray water can contain harmful contaminants and come from places such as a washing machine or an aquarium.
  • Black water is contaminated and can include chemicals as well as waste. Typically stormwater is treated as black water and requires immediate attention.

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of South Shreveport at (318) 865-4655 as soon as you experience an emergency. Our team is ready to help and leave the experience behind.

Shreveport Homes Need Fire and Smoke Damage Technicians When Disaster Strikes

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

soot and debris on floor of fire damaged home Although this fire did not result in a total loss, professional remediation is necessary. SERVPRO made this home "Like it never even happened."

Older Shreveport Structures Damaged by Fire Need Fire Restoration Services

Shreveport owes its name to the Shreve Town Company, which connected the town with Texas in 1836. Not surprisingly, corporations have led to the city's growth throughout the centuries, and it now is the third-largest city in Louisiana behind Baton Rouge and New Orleans. When oil was discovered in the state, several companies settled their headquarters in Shreveport, where they remained until the 1980s. After a rough period where crime and unemployment rose, there is a focus on its revitalization. Its strategic location between Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana makes its economy crucial to cities' prosperity.

At its birth, Shreveport became an epicenter for the transportation of goods such as cotton and crops via steamboats. Free blacks and slaves worked on the river, helping with the cargo and other jobs at the port. Although slavery existed, it was not as prevalent as it was in nearby New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Red River was the primary method for moving merchandise and transporting individuals until the early 1900s, when the railroad and highways offered alternative transportation.

History has a place for Shreveport in its most pivotal moments. The Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement played out on its streets as inside family homes. Most recently, the city has become synonymous with the gaming industry in Louisiana and has transitioned into a service economy, even though the natural gas industry continues to grow at a slower than anticipated pace. Lately, the film industry has also made its way into the state and Shreveport in particular. Tax incentives and the proliferation of film industry-related businesses have seen a growing presence of movie projects in the area.

Fire Damage Restoration in Shreveport

It is not uncommon for the local news to report on a home fire and its consequences. Fire departments remind us to check smoke detectors and to address any fire hazards in the home. Many homeowners do not realize how easily a fire can erupt in a home, whether it comes from a space heater too close to a bed or an electric malfunction. Even when the event does not result in a loss of life, the damage can be devastating in other aspects.

House Fire Cleanup Services

SERVPRO is ready to clean and deodorize your fire damaged home as soon as you reach us at our 24/7 hotline. In the course of the project, our team focuses on removing soot from each surface and discarding items posing a danger. What many clients fail to understand is that we also take care of the acrid smell of smoke a fire leaves behind, and we do that by applying industry best practices such as:

  • Wet fogging- used to dispense water and solvent-based deodorizers.
  • Dry fogging- the solvent-based deodorizer is spread like a vapor that protects furniture from excessive moisture.
  • Air scrubbers- these devices help us clean the air and remove the offending odor particles

SERVPRO of South Shreveport is ready to tackle fire damage of all sizes. Call us at (318) 865-4655 and place your trust in our expert team.

Why is Skilled Water Restoration Imperative to Lessen Damage?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the flood of a living room Excess water? Our SERVPRO of South Shreveport technicians are standing by 24/7 365 days a year to answer your emergency call.

SERVPRO utilizes proven restoration processes to ensure your Shreveport home gets back to pre-water damage condition

Any amount of water in your Shreveport home can cause immense damage to your possessions as well as building materials and structural elements. It is how everything gets cleaned up and you address moisture that makes the difference. SERVPRO features skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) to ensure everything gets appropriately handled to limit costs, disruption, and secondary damage.

There are many working parts when you enlist the help of SERVPRO for water damage in Shreveport. The general steps that we follow include:

  • Water removal – We work quickly to extract all standing water to keep it from migrating into dry spaces within your home.
  • Drying measures – Proper drying is crucial for moisture control, so we set up fans and dehumidifiers to facilitate rapid-dry efforts. The better the airflow, the faster we can dry the impacted zone(s) in your home.
  • Cleaning - All water-damaged items must be inspected and cleaned to eliminate mold and bacterial growth. To do this, we have a variety of methods as well as EPA-registered cleaning agents.
  • Restoration – We handle the damage repair and replace unsalvageable materials to bring your home back to preloss condition.

Why call SERVPRO of South Shreveport when you need help with water damage? We have the power to restore your home to preloss condition “Like it never even happened.” Call (318) 865-4655 24/7!