Much of the country has been making the national news for its severe drought conditions, but it looks like the tides are about to change, literally. We don't encourage anyone to run around yelling the sky is falling, but if you do happen fall victim to flooding, keep the number of a water damage restoration company handy so you can get back to normal quickly.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been tracking El Nino, and this weather pattern looks like it could have an effect on Louisiana weather this fall and winter. The most recent statistics show El Nino has a 95% chance of sticking around through early spring, and possibly longer. For the Southeast Louisiana area, that probably means more rain than usual, which could lead to flooding.
Preparedness is the key to surviving situations such as these. Make sure your roof and gutters are prepared for water. Fix any issues with your foundation, windows, and walls. But sometimes, Mother Nature just surprises us all and does something unexpected that we cannot anticipate. If that happens, and you find your home with water or storm damage, it's important to have a few phone numbers accessible. First, keep the number of your insurance company in your contacts, because they will often pay for clean-up after a storm. Second, have the name of a reliable, trustworthy company that specializes in emergency clean-up.
ServiceMaster Quality Services has been serving the Houma and Thibodaux areas in disaster clean-up for 25 years. We're available 24 hours a day, every day of the year so when a situation arises, we can tackle it and minimize damage. With water, we have the equipment to dry out the structure, we apply an anti-microbial solution when appropriate, and then monitor to ensure mold doesn't become a problem.
When storms come your way, it's good to be prepared. But it's also important to have someone on your side who can help you when you're feeling overwhelmed. To find out more about our services, contact us and keep our number handy this fall and winter.