- On August 19, 2016
Recent flooding in Louisiana has left tens of thousands of South Louisiana residents in the unenviable position of having to leave their homes in search of higher ground. Historic rainfalls, have inundated many parishes in the state, leaving officials no choice but to declare a state of emergency. For homeowners and businesses alike, the next few weeks and months are going to be about cleaning up, and getting back to normal. If you’ve suffered damage to your home, or business, you should call in a professional disaster restoration service for three very important reasons.
Fast Response Times
The last thing that you want to do is wait an extended period of time to have water damage repaired. The longer the water sits, the deeper it gets into walls, insulation and structural timbers. This can cause severe issues such as rotting wood, mold and mildew. A professional disaster restoration company understands how important it is to act quickly and decisively to mitigate these problems. What’s more, they generally operate on a 24/7/365 basis, meaning there is always someone available to help when you need it most.
The Right Tools and Equipment
Cleaning up after a major flood event is about more than just removing the excess water from the premises. It also entails drying out walls, ceilings, floors and carpeting and applying fungicides and other special chemicals that inhibit growth of dangerous molds. The average person would have a difficult time accomplishing this task on their own since they have little, or no experience and limited access to the proper tools. Professionals, on the other hand, have an arsenal of equipment and chemicals at their disposal, allowing them to effectively manage and repair damage.
Leaving your home, or business, for an extended period of time can be extremely stressful. This is especially the case if the structure has suffered major damage and is in need of drying and structure repair. Getting things back to normal, and in the condition it was before the flood is a major undertaking, however. When you hire a professional disaster restoration team, you can rest assure that your home will be brought back to a condition where your building contractors can begin the rebuilding process in as short amount of time as possible. Taking on these extremely detailed tasks yourself, however, is time-consuming and your results will vary, depending on your own skill and experience.
If you’ve recently experienced damage to your home, or business property, due to flooding, please contact us at ServiceMaster Quality Services. Our professional technicians are highly trained in all aspects of water damage repair and restoration. We’ll be more than happy to come out and evaluate your situation if you live in an area that we cover and develop a solid plan of action to repair the damage so you can get back to living your life and running your business. If you live outside of our area of coverage we would do everything we can to get another ServiceMaster franchisee involved to officially begin your restoration process. Their are tens of thousands of people making these sort of calls right now so no matter who you call patience will be a virtue. Good luck and you will always be in our prayers!