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What to expect with SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO provides 24 hour response time with quick arrival and response time with verbal briefings. 24/7 Customer Service

What should be expected when you contact us?

First and foremost, expect our 24-hour availability! Whether you are calling day or night, weekday or weekends, and even during the holidays, you can always expect to speak with a real person about the emergency you are experiencing. SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is the top choice for many insurance agencies. 

Here is what you can expect during the first several hours after contacting SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge: 

Quick Response - When a building has been damaged, the response time is an important factor in how time-consuming and how costly restoration will be. SERVPRO is always open, so you can expect to hear back within an hour after you have contacted them about the emergency. Once you have provided them with the necessary information, we will begin preparing to address the needs of your client.

Arrive Time - Our technicians can be on-site to begin the restoration process within four hours. This fast response can make the difference if your home or commercial business has suffered a great deal of damage. Beginning the process more quickly will result in less damage overall which can end up costing the insurance agency less money.

Inspection/Verbal Briefing - Once the damage restoration specialists have arrived, they can inspect the home to determine the extent of the damage and decide on the best course of action moving forward. Our team has the ability to let you know in the emergency is claim worthy or not as well. They will provide a verbal briefing so that you are aware of what will happen next. Our team's quick 24-hour response will allow us to begin mitigation as soon as possible to prevent any further damage before we begin work on necessary repairs.

Restore vs. Replace

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

The restore vs. replace mentality is one of the greatest assets SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge has. When it comes to making it "Like it never even happened." it’s impossible to overstate the importance of keeping as many of the original items as possible.

This thinking allows prices to stay down as the cost for restoration is 20% of the cost for replacement. More importantly restoring is the preferred option because whether we realize it or not, the things in our homes, even the most arbitrary, have some kind of sentimental value. The blanket you always grab when you watch a movie, the plate you put your Thanksgiving turkey on or the couch your grandparents gave you.

Every item of yours is important and SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge will treat it as such.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Prevention

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Preventative Cleaning helps spread virus by taking steps to disinfect daily. Around the Clock

Get the most current information on how to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus direct from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Be vigilant with hand washing. Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily with a hospital grade disinfectant. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Below is an excellent link to the current CDC recommendations. Be smart, get the facts.

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is here to perform preventative cleaning and disinfection of commercial properties, such as offices, schools, and retail areas. Contact us for more information on how SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge can help your clients, employees and students stay safe through this time of concern. We can be reached at 225-753-3434.

Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

SERVPRO is not just a local brand, but a national one.

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Since its founding in 1967 SERVPRO has expanded to over 1,700 locations across the United States and Canada. Since then SERVPRO has also greatly expanded the array of services we offer. Since those services range from carpet cleaning and deodorization to large scale disaster recovery and with SERVPRO’s 1,700+ locations our collective knowledge and experience are one of the greatest assets SERVPRO has and we know how to use it. 

SERVPRO locations provide all kinds of support to each other ranging from equipment to people-power and technical advice. Sometimes we might run into an issue that we have not encountered before or possibly elements to a job that prevents our normal methods for jobs. This is when we have been able to rely on the knowledge base which our corporate office and other SERVPRO’s have accumulated. 

It does not matter what emergency you are facing. From Water Mitigation, Fire Restoration, or Mold Remediation. SERVPRO has the team and backing to handle it all. We are known for taking care of big problems and disasters, but we also are adept at helping people with issues you normally may not know the solution too. If you have an emergency which makes you think “I don’t even know who does this,” try giving us a call.

Why Choose a SERVPRO Professional?

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

We understand you have the choice in deciding which restoration company you want when disaster strikes. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge responds immediately and uses advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

When disaster strikes your home or business, get the professionals. Call SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge today!

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Here to Help We are Here to Help!

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today - SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge at 225-753-3434

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish's Mission, Vision, Values & Goals!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Vision, Mission, Values and Goals!

Mission

To develop a team of Quality People, who Focus on Excellent Service, Fairness and Mutual Respect.

Vision 

To be the Premier Fire, Water, Mold Restoration Company in the Communities we Serve.

Values 

Integrity: To act with integrity and honesty in the work that we do, the people we interact with, and the decisions we make. We will not compromise what is right, for what is easiest. 

Customer Service: To provide premier services through continual reviewing of our goals, expectations, and training. 

Leadership:  To lead others by our example. 

Responsibility:  To maintain our team’s strong foundation, and to be a positive agent of change. 

Respect:  To show respect to others with our words, our actions and our attitudes.

Goals 

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge seeks to honor the Lord in all that we do, and to have a positive impact on the lives of our employees, customers, and community.

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish is "Faster to Any Size Disaster"

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is ready to assist 24/7...365 days a year!

We have a saying here at SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge, that we’re, “Faster to ANY size disaster”

Well, to be fair, this is a saying the ENTIRE SERVPRO franchise system lives by, but that fact only adds to the importance of the overall message: no matter where you are, if you need our help, we will be there for you ASAP.

If your home floods in the middle of the night, or you have a business fire on a holiday and need board up services, we will be there for you.

There is always someone to answer our phones, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have an emergency, we always have a team of highly-trained, expert technicians on call. They will come to you when you need them for ANY disaster large or small.

And because SERVPRO itself is a large system, with more than 1,700 franchises nationwide, we can be there when needed for large-scale disasters as well.

If a natural disaster causes widespread damage across the Baton Rouge or Ascension Parish area, our team will be there to help, but we can also call on other teams from around the country to come in and help as well. We are able to share manpower and equipment when the situation is dire.

In that same way, our local techs will sometimes go to other areas to help out when there’s a great need.

The goal is to help people get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible, while providing the very best service.

Don’t forget, we offer help for cleanup (both Residential and Commercial) after any water loss or flood, fires, storms, and mold. We can help with disasters large and small, because we know what even a “small issue” can seem very large when you’re the one living through it.

Call us when you need us at 225-753-3434, because we are the ones who are “Faster to any size disaster.”

No Job to Big or Small

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension on location in Panama City Beach Florida 2018.

As some of you may know, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish has traveled all over the United States to help out when disaster strikes.

Both of our franchises, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish, have traveled all over the country when catastrophic flooding or storms have affected communities. We often end up staying in those areas as long as we could to help out and get everything back to normal.

This past year, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish traveled to North Carolina and Florida following the hurricanes that devastated both areas. 

In 2016, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish was instrumental in assisting communities that our owners and staff live in following flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. 

We strive to go where the help is needed the most and take on jobs of all sizes to assist those in need.

With our extensive experience in dealing with these large scale disasters, there is no one better to be called in when catastrophe strikes. Whether it’s hundreds of miles away or right here in our own backyard, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish is ready for action on any size job 24/7.

Our customers can count on SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at 225-753-3434 for any water, fire or mold restoration needs. We are happy to assist 24/7....365!

The SERVPRO ERP: Minimize Business Interruption

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

As a leader in restoration and disaster prevention, the professionals at SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge has your business’s best interest at heart.

One of the ways we are looking out for your business is through an Emergency Ready Profile. The creation of an emergency ready profile allows you to work with a qualified SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge representative to develop a plan of action for when disaster strikes.

1. What is it?

An Emergency Ready Profile is a file created for your business that contains an emergency plan of action. This profile allows you to minimize any prolonged business interruption by ensuring that SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is ready and prepared to help with a simple phone call.

2. How Can It Help?

The ERP helps provide you with a level of security that many businesses do not have after experiencing a Fire or Water loss. After one of our reps assess your facility, identifying a line of command, and establishing an emergency profile, you will know that when disaster strikes, a qualified professional has your back and knows just what to do and who to contact.

3. Does It Matter for Your Business?

The research doesn’t lie: After a fire or water loss many businesses — about 50 percent — have to close down. Having an Emergency Ready Profile in place allows SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge to take action immediately following a fire or water loss. By taking fast action, you can limit business interruption, meaning that you can get back to doing what you do best as quickly as possible. 

4. How Can You Get Started?

You can get started creating your emergency profile by contacting a SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge representative at 225-753-3434. Once you have initiated contact, a representative will reach out to find out the best time to schedule your facility’s free assessment.

An ERP is an excellent way to protect your business and your interests.

Did we mention that it is......FREE!

Call us today at SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge today to get started. 225-753-3434.

Why SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge? Because we are Certified!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, water damage event or mold restoration. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge believes in continuous training for all staff members: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, to weekly in office classes. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call the experts at SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge at 225-753-3434 for all your water, fire or mold restoration needs.

Like it never even happened

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - A Restoration Vendor for Insurance Carriers Nationwide

The Brand You Know and Trust

You can recognize and trust the SERVPRO name... "Like it never even happened."

Serving America Since 1967

Since 1967, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have been assisting client's fire and water damages across the United States. Nearly four decades of experience have culminated in the proven processes, technology, equipment, and products to help ensure IICRC S500 industry standards are met and you are satisfied. 

More Than 1,700 Franchises Nationwide

Today, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals from more than 1,700 Franchises are ready to assist including SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge. 

24-Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are committed to providing 24-hour emergency service to help you when it comes to fire, water and mold both in residential and commercial properties. 

Detailed Estimates

You will be provided a detailed estimate that clearly lists all services to be performed. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO.

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals.. Your "Heroes"

When you call, a trained, uniformed SERVPRO Franchise Professional will arrive at your property with the equipment necessary to help protect the structure and contents. Your concerns will be addressed quickly and professionally to help begin the process of regaining control of your life. 

Call SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge today with any questions: 225-753-3434