Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

IICRC Certified Firm

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atchafalaya is a certified IICRC,

We only follow the standards set by the IICRC.

this can help influence a client who is unsure about using their insurance policy after a particular loss.

by following IICRC standards we ensure that all work performed follows these guidelines, as most insurance companies only work with providers who follow these guidelines and are a certified firm. 

The IICRC has 3 categories of water in which most decisions are made in each loss.

category 1-

Clean water source from a clean water supply line, for example an overflown sink or a burst water supply line from a refrigerator.

Category 2-

Water that came from a clean water source but has traveled through building materials and has become contaminated.

Category 3- 

Water that does not come from a clean water source for example a flood or a toilet back up, typically this means all materials that were affected by this water needs to be removed with the exception of core building materials like framing, after removing all contaminated materials, cleaning and disinfecting needs to occur before the drying equipment is placed.  

Reconstruction Services

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

Bathroom photo This is a home that was reconstructed by SERVPRO of Atchafalaya after it suffered severe damage from a fire.

SERVPRO of Atchafalaya also offers reconstruction services.

We understand how difficult and time consuming it is dealing with the repairs of your home or business after a water or fire damage.

Here at SERVPRO of Atchafalaya we not only clean and mitigate your home, but we can also help in the repair process to truly leave your home or business "Like it never even happened." 

Services include:

Painting-interior and exterior, drywall repair, insulation install, flooring install- porcelain tile, hardwood floor, vinyl floor, engineered floor, carpet flooring, laminate flooring, natural stone, cabinetry/trim, countertops/vanities, baseboard installation, roof repair, and many more. With many years of reconstruction/remodeling experience, you can feel confident knowing SERVPRO of Atchafalaya is the construction company you can trust.

F1rst Responder Bowl

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

football on field of grass with trees behind it The F1rst Responder Bowl Game is a small way to say thank you to those who do so much for us!

On December 30th, 2019, SERVPRO will be the title sponsor for the SERVPRO F1rst Responder Bowl at 11:30am at SMU's Gerald Ford Stadium.

This is an opportunity to recognize and honor the first responders in our community who put so much on the line each and every day to keep us and our communities safe. 

First responders are eligible to receive a free ticket for themselves and up to three additional family members, that are made available because of the generosity of corporate sponsors. If you're a first responder and would like to register for your free tickets to the game, go here.

Regular admission tickets can be purchased here.

SERVPRO of Atchafalaya is honored to be able to work for a company that seeks to elevate the everyday heroes among us. Thank you for your service to our community!

Don't Wait with Water Damage

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

mold forming on an interior wall This mold is a direct result of a water damage event that was not addressed quickly.

When you experience a water leak in your home or business, don't wait to get it fixed. If you suspect that the leak had been going on for awhile prior to your discovery of it, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Atchafalaya to determine whether or not there is a potential mold issue.

We hope that you don't have to experience mold but, if you do have some on your property, our experienced and certified professionals are equipped to determine how to remove the affected area, if necessary, as well as how to treat the problem so that it doesn't reoccur or cause further damage. 

In this photo here, you can see the evidence of mold growth on a wall that originated from a water loss that was not addressed immediately. Instead of possibly being able to simply dry out the space, majority of the drywall and insulation had to be completely removed and replaced.

Restore vs. Replace

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

hallway flooring buckling after water damage When we are able to, we restore rather than replace. But, whether we restore or replace, we make sure our customers are taken care of!

SERVPRO of Atchafalaya is professionally trained and certified to remediate water damage, mold damage, storm damage, and fire damage. Though the way we approach each type of loss varies slightly, depending on what each job requires, the respect and care we show in each is the same.

One way we show respect is in the way we handle our customers' belongings. Whenever possible, we aim to restore damaged items, rather than replace them.

Sometimes, though, that isn't possible. In this particular water damage, water soaked into the floorboards, causing them to warp and swell. It was not possible to restore the floors and leave our customer's home in pre-damaged condition, which is not how we do business. We tore the floorboards up, dried out the subfloor, and prepared the space for installation of new flooring. It's our priority to help make it "Like it never even happened."