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Preventing Fire Damage: Essential Tips to Safeguard Your Home

3/25/2024 (Permalink)

Badly burned room with black charred walls. Badly burned room

Fire damage can devastate your home and pose significant risks to your family's safety. However, with proactive preventative measures, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of fire-related incidents and protect your property from potential harm. Here are some essential tips from SERVPRO® to help you prevent fire damage and keep your home safe:

Install Smoke Alarms: Ensure that smoke alarms are installed on every level of your home, including inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas. Test your smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries at least once a year to ensure they are functioning properly.

Create a Fire Escape Plan: Develop a fire escape plan with your family, outlining multiple exit routes from each room in your home. Practice fire drills regularly to familiarize everyone with the escape routes and designated meeting points outside.

Inspect Electrical Wiring: Regularly inspect electrical wiring, outlets, and appliances for signs of damage or wear. Replace frayed cords, loose outlets, and malfunctioning appliances promptly to prevent electrical fires.

Practice Safe Cooking Habits: Never leave cooking food unattended on the stove or in the oven, and keep flammable objects, such as dish towels and curtains, away from heat sources. Use caution when cooking with oil and keep a lid nearby to smother grease fires if they occur.

Keep Space Heaters Clear: Keep space heaters at least three feet away from flammable materials, such as curtains, bedding, and furniture. Turn off space heaters when leaving the room or going to bed, and never use extension cords with space heaters.

Properly Dispose of Smoking Materials: Use deep, sturdy ashtrays for cigarette butts and ashes, and empty them regularly into a metal container filled with sand or water. Never extinguish cigarettes in potted plants, as the soil can contain flammable materials.

Maintain Chimneys and Fireplaces: Schedule annual chimney inspections and cleanings to remove built-up creosote and debris, which can ignite and cause chimney fires. Use a fireplace screen or glass doors to prevent sparks from escaping and igniting nearby combustibles.

Store Flammable Materials Safely: Keep flammable materials, such as gasoline, propane, and lighter fluid, stored in approved containers in well-ventilated areas away from heat sources and ignition points.

Educate Family Members: Educate your family members about fire safety practices, including how to use fire extinguishers properly and when to call emergency services. Teach children the importance of fire safety and the dangers of playing with matches or lighters.

Regularly Test Fire Extinguishers: Ensure that fire extinguishers are readily accessible throughout your home and that everyone knows how to use them. Check fire extinguishers regularly to ensure they are fully charged and have not expired.

By implementing these fire prevention tips from SERVPRO, you can significantly reduce the risk of fire damage to your home and protect your family from harm. Remember that fire prevention is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays a role in maintaining a safe and secure living environment. If you do experience a fire emergency despite your best efforts, contact the professionals at SERVPRO for prompt and reliable fire damage restoration services.

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Preventing Mold Growth: Tips from SERVPRO® of Ascension Parish

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

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Mold is not only unsightly but can also pose health risks to you and your family. Preventing mold growth in your home is essential for maintaining a healthy living environment. Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Ascension Parish to keep mold from forming in your house:

  1. Control Moisture Levels: Mold thrives in damp environments, so controlling moisture levels in your home is key to preventing mold growth. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to reduce moisture buildup, fix leaks promptly, and address any water damage immediately.

  2. Keep Indoor Humidity in Check: High indoor humidity can create ideal conditions for mold growth. Use a dehumidifier to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50%, especially in areas prone to moisture buildup like basements and bathrooms.

  3. Improve Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential for reducing moisture in your home. Ensure that your home is adequately ventilated by opening windows, using exhaust fans, and installing vents in areas like attics and crawl spaces.

  4. Monitor and Maintain Your HVAC System: Your HVAC system can contribute to mold growth if not properly maintained. Regularly inspect and clean your HVAC system, including air ducts and filters, to prevent mold spores from circulating throughout your home.

  5. Use Mold-Resistant Products: When remodeling or renovating your home, consider using mold-resistant building materials such as mold-resistant drywall, paint, and insulation. These products can help prevent mold growth in areas prone to moisture.

  6. Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clean: Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water buildup around your home's foundation, increasing the risk of mold growth indoors. Regularly clean gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage away from your home.

  7. Remove Clutter and Maintain Cleanliness: Clutter can trap moisture and provide a breeding ground for mold. Keep your home clutter-free and maintain cleanliness by regularly vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down surfaces to prevent mold growth.

  8. Address Water Intrusion Promptly: If you experience water intrusion from leaks, flooding, or plumbing issues, address the problem immediately. Thoroughly dry affected areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth and consider hiring a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Ascension Parish for thorough cleanup and drying.

By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of mold growth in your home and create a healthier living environment for you and your family. If you suspect mold growth or need assistance with mold remediation, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Ascension Parish. Our team has the expertise and equipment to handle mold remediation safely and effectively, restoring your home to a clean and healthy condition.

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Kitchen Fire Safety: Tips to Prevent and Respond

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Badly burned interior wall that is black from the flames. Burned interior wall.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where delicious meals are prepared, and memories are made. However, it's also a place where fires can break out if precautions aren't taken. At SERVPRO® of Ascension Parish, we care about your safety and want to help you avoid kitchen fires. In this blog post, we'll share valuable tips on preventing kitchen fires and what to do in case they occur.

Preventing Kitchen Fires:

1. Stay in the Kitchen: Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling. If you need to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.

2. Keep Flammable Items Away: Keep kitchen towels, oven mitts, paper towels, and other flammable items away from the stovetop. Loose clothing can also catch fire, so be cautious with your attire while cooking.

3. Use a Timer: Set a timer to remind you when food is ready or when it's time to check on it. This can prevent overcooking or burning.

4. Keep Appliances Clean: Regularly clean your oven, stovetop, and microwave to prevent the buildup of food particles and grease, which can ignite and cause fires.

5. Use Caution with Oils: When cooking with oil, especially deep frying, use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. Never overheat oil, and keep a lid nearby to smother any potential flames.

6. Childproof the Kitchen: Keep young children and pets away from the stove and other cooking appliances. Use safety gates if necessary.

What to Do When a Kitchen Fire Happens:

1. Don't Panic: If a small fire breaks out in a pan, use a lid to smother the flames. Turn off the burner and leave the lid on until it cools. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire, as it can make it worse.

2. Use a Fire Extinguisher: If you have a kitchen fire extinguisher and know how to use it, aim it at the base of the flames and sweep from side to side.

3. Evacuate Safely: If the fire spreads, it's essential to prioritize safety. Alert everyone in the home, and call 911 immediately. Leave the house and close doors behind you to slow down the fire's progress.

4. Never Re-enter a Burning Building: Once you've safely evacuated, do not re-enter the building for any reason. Leave firefighting to the professionals.

5. Seek Professional Restoration: After a kitchen fire, even a small one, your home may suffer from smoke and soot damage. Contact SERVPRO of Ascension Parish for professional fire damage restoration services. We'll assess the damage, clean, and restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

Conclusion: Kitchen fires can be prevented with vigilance and proper safety measures. However, if a fire does occur, your safety is the top priority. Follow these guidelines to prevent kitchen fires and know what to do in case of an emergency. Remember that SERVPRO of Ascension Parish is here to help you with fire damage restoration when you need it. Your safety is our concern, and we're just a phone call away.

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Water Damage Can Lead to Mold Growth. SERVPRO® of Ascension Parish Can Help

1/25/2024 (Permalink)

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Water damage is more than just a nuisance; it can lead to serious and long-lasting consequences if not addressed promptly and effectively. One of the most common and concerning issues that can arise from water damage is mold growth. Understanding the connection between water damage and mold is crucial for homeowners and business owners. In this blog post, we'll explore how water damage can lead to mold growth and how SERVPRO of Ascension Parish can help mitigate these risks.

The Link Between Water Damage and Mold Growth

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp and humid environments. When water damage occurs, whether from a burst pipe, flooding, or a leaky roof, it introduces excess moisture into your property. This excess moisture creates the perfect breeding ground for mold spores to flourish.

Here's how water damage can lead to mold growth:

  1. Excess Moisture: Water damage introduces moisture into areas of your home or business that are usually dry. Mold spores are naturally present in the air, and when they come into contact with the increased moisture, they can begin to grow and multiply.

  2. Organic Materials: Mold requires organic materials to feed on, such as wood, drywall, paper, and even dust. These materials are commonly found in homes and commercial buildings. Water-damaged areas provide both moisture and a food source for mold.

  3. Time: Given the right conditions, mold can start to grow within 24 to 48 hours after water damage occurs. This rapid growth means that prompt action is essential to prevent mold infestations from taking hold.

How SERVPRO of Ascension Parish Can Help

At SERVPRO of Ascension Parish, we specialize in water damage restoration and mold remediation. Our team of experts is trained and equipped to handle the entire process, from water extraction and drying to mold removal and prevention. Here's how we can help:

  1. Rapid Response: We offer 24/7 emergency services, ensuring that we arrive promptly to assess the water damage and start the mitigation process. Swift action is essential to prevent mold growth.

  2. Thorough Assessment: Our technicians conduct a thorough inspection to identify all areas affected by water damage, including hidden moisture that can contribute to mold growth.

  3. Professional Drying: We use advanced drying equipment and techniques to remove excess moisture from your property. This helps create an environment where mold is less likely to thrive.

  4. Mold Remediation: If mold is already present, we employ industry-best practices for mold remediation. This includes safely removing mold-infested materials, cleaning and disinfecting affected areas, and preventing future mold growth.

  5. Preventative Measures: To minimize the risk of mold returning, we take preventative measures by addressing the root causes of water damage and ensuring your property is thoroughly dry.

Don't let water damage lead to mold growth in your Ascension Parish home or business. Contact SERVPRO of Ascension Parish at the first sign of water damage to ensure a swift and effective restoration process. Our experienced team is here to help you protect your property and maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Dealing with Water Damage from Ruptured Pipes: A Guide by SERVPRO®

1/4/2024 (Permalink)

SERPRO equipment being used to handle a broken pipe in a bathroom SERVPRO water damage equipment in the field

Water damage from ruptured pipes can be a homeowner's nightmare, leading to property damage, mold growth, and significant repair costs. Handling this type of water damage requires swift and effective action to mitigate the extent of the damage. In this blog post, SERVPRO® offers a guide on how to handle water damage caused by ruptured pipes in your home.

Step 1: Turn Off the Water Supply

The first step when you discover a ruptured pipe is to shut off the main water supply to your home. This action will stop the flow of water into your property, preventing further damage.

Step 2: Turn Off Electricity

If the water damage has affected electrical outlets, fixtures, or appliances, it's essential to turn off the electricity to the affected area to avoid electrical hazards. If you're unsure how to do this safely, contact an electrician for assistance.

Step 3: Assess the Extent of Damage

Carefully assess the extent of the water damage. Check for visible signs of damage such as soaked carpets, wet drywall, and standing water. Identify the source of the rupture and whether it's a hot or cold water pipe.

Step 4: Remove Excess Water

Using a wet-dry vacuum or mop, begin removing excess water from the affected area. The faster you can remove standing water, the better chance you have of preventing further damage and mold growth.

Step 5: Ventilation and Dehumidification

Open windows and doors to improve ventilation and help dry the affected area. You can also use dehumidifiers to reduce excess moisture in the air.

Step 6: Salvage Valuables and Contents

If there are valuables or personal belongings in the affected area, remove them to a dry, safe location to prevent further damage.

Step 7: Contact SERVPRO®

Ruptured pipe water damage can quickly escalate into a more significant issue, including mold growth and structural damage. Contact SERVPRO® for professional water damage restoration services. Our experienced team has the expertise and equipment to handle the situation effectively.

Step 8: Document the Damage

Before starting any restoration work, document the damage by taking photos and making notes. This documentation may be helpful for insurance claims.

Step 9: Begin Drying and Restoration

SERVPRO® technicians will assess the extent of the damage and develop a customized plan for drying and restoration. This process includes removing damaged materials, drying affected areas, and addressing any mold or microbial growth.

Step 10: Prevent Future Ruptures

After the restoration is complete, it's essential to take steps to prevent future pipe ruptures. This may involve inspecting and maintaining your plumbing system, insulating pipes in cold weather, and addressing any known issues promptly.

Why Trust SERVPRO®:

SERVPRO® specializes in water damage restoration, including damage caused by ruptured pipes. Our team is available 24/7 to respond quickly to water damage emergencies. We use advanced equipment and techniques to ensure your property is restored to its pre-damage condition, making it "Like it never even happened."

Don't let water damage from ruptured pipes overwhelm you. Follow these steps, and remember that SERVPRO® is here to help you through the restoration process, ensuring your home is returned to its optimal condition.

The dangers of flooding in Acension Parish, LA and how we can help

12/27/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment being deployed to dry water from flooding SERVPRO drying equipment in use

Flooding is a formidable force of nature, and for residents of Ascension Parish, LA, it's a real and present danger. Whether caused by heavy rains, hurricane-related storm surges, or sudden downpours, the risk of flooding in this region is substantial. In this blog post, we at SERVPRO® aim to shed light on the perils of flooding in Ascension Parish and explain how our expert team can provide assistance when water damage strikes.

The Dangers of Flooding in Ascension Parish:

  1. Property Devastation: Floodwaters have the power to wreak havoc on homes and businesses, leading to structural damage, the loss of personal belongings, and the compromise of building integrity.

  2. Health Risks: Floodwaters often carry harmful contaminants and pathogens, posing a risk to the health of individuals who come into contact with them.

  3. Mold Menace: Standing water and excess moisture create ideal conditions for mold growth, which can proliferate rapidly if not addressed promptly.

  4. Forced Evacuations: Flooding can necessitate the evacuation of residents, resulting in temporary displacement, emotional distress, and the need for emergency shelter.

  5. Infrastructure Damage: Floods can harm roads, bridges, and utilities, disrupting transportation and essential services.

How SERVPRO Can Provide Assistance:

  1. Rapid Emergency Response: Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to respond to flood-related emergencies. We swiftly assess the situation and take immediate steps to minimize damage.

  2. Water Extraction and Drying: Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we remove standing water and comprehensively dry affected areas, preventing further damage and mitigating the risk of mold growth.

  3. Mold Remediation: If mold becomes a concern, we possess the expertise and resources to safely and effectively remediate it, ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

  4. Contents Restoration: Our professional content restoration services allow us to salvage and restore personal belongings damaged by flooding.

  5. Structural Repairs: Our SERVPRO team can repair and restore the structural integrity of your property, from drywall replacement to complete reconstruction.

  6. Professional Cleaning: We thoroughly clean and disinfect flood-affected areas, eliminating contaminants and ensuring a safe and healthy environment.

  7. Insurance Coordination: Working closely with your insurance company, we streamline the claims process to help you receive the coverage you deserve.

Preventing Flooding in Ascension Parish:

While SERVPRO® excels in flood damage restoration, it's also essential to take proactive measures to safeguard your property:

  1. Elevation: Consider elevating your home or business above the base flood elevation to reduce the risk of flood damage.

  2. Flood Barriers: Explore flood barrier installation or floodproofing measures to keep water at bay.

  3. Clear Drainage Systems: Ensure that drainage systems, including gutters and storm drains, are free of debris to enable proper water flow.

  4. Flood Insurance: Investing in flood insurance is a prudent step to protect your property and possessions against flood-related losses.

  5. Stay Informed: Stay informed about weather alerts and flood warnings in your area to take timely precautions.

At SERVPRO, we recognize the dangers of flooding in Ascension Parish, and we are dedicated to assisting our community during these challenging times. Whether you're grappling with the aftermath of a flood or looking for ways to safeguard your property, you can rely on us to be your trusted partner. We're here to help you restore your property and your peace of mind.

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Storm Damage in Ascension Parish: How SERVPRO® Can Help You Recover

12/10/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew working to find water damage after the storm SERVPRO crew repairing water damage

Storms can strike suddenly and wreak havoc on your Ascension Parish home, leaving behind a trail of destruction and distress. When faced with storm damage, it's essential to take immediate action to minimize further harm and begin the restoration process promptly. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to take if your Ascension Parish home sustains storm damage and explain how the skilled professionals at SERVPRO® can help you recover.

1. Ensure Safety First:

Before anything else, prioritize your safety and the safety of your family. If your home has suffered significant damage, consider the following safety measures:

  • Evacuate your home if it's structurally compromised or poses immediate risks.
  • Be cautious of downed power lines and other electrical hazards.
  • Avoid entering flooded areas, as they may be contaminated or pose hidden dangers.
  • If your gas supply is affected, contact your utility company to shut it off.

2. Contact Your Insurance Provider:

Notify your insurance company about the storm damage as soon as possible. Document the damage with photographs or videos and keep a detailed record of all communication with your insurance provider. This information will be crucial when filing a claim.

3. Contact SERVPRO® for Professional Assistance:

SERVPRO® is your trusted partner in storm damage restoration. Our skilled professionals are available 24/7 to respond to your emergency. Here's how we can assist you:

  • Emergency Response: Our rapid response team will assess the situation and take immediate action to prevent further damage.
  • Water Extraction and Drying: If your home has experienced water damage due to storms, our experts will extract standing water, thoroughly dry affected areas, and prevent mold growth.
  • Structural Repairs: We offer complete restoration services, including structural repairs, roofing repairs, and replacement of damaged materials.
  • Tree and Debris Removal: Our team can safely remove fallen trees and debris from your property.
  • Board-Up and Tarping: We provide board-up and tarping services to secure your property and prevent additional damage.

4. Document the Damage:

Take photographs and videos of the storm damage both inside and outside your home. This documentation will be invaluable when filing insurance claims and working with restoration professionals.

5. Mitigate Further Damage:

While waiting for professional assistance, take steps to prevent further damage, such as placing tarps over damaged roofs or covering broken windows with plywood.

6. Keep Important Documents Safe:

Gather and protect important documents, including identification, insurance policies, birth certificates, and financial records.

7. Stay Informed:

Stay updated on weather forecasts and emergency alerts. Follow local authorities' instructions for evacuation or safety measures.


When your Ascension Parish home sustains storm damage, prompt action is essential to ensure a smooth recovery process. By prioritizing safety, contacting your insurance provider, and reaching out to SERVPRO® for professional assistance, you can begin the journey toward restoring your home to its pre-damage condition. Our skilled professionals are here to help you navigate the challenges of storm damage and get your life back on track. Don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO® for expert storm damage restoration services. We're here for you 24/7, "Like it never even happened."

Preparing Your Home for a Cozy and Safe Winter in Ascension Parish

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

A homes in the south that is still vulnerable to winter weather Southern home vulnerable to winter weather

When you think of winter, images of snowy landscapes and freezing temperatures might come to mind. However, in Ascension Parish, winter brings its own set of unique challenges. While it may not be as frigid as some other regions, it's still important to prepare your home for the winter months to ensure your safety and comfort. In this blog post, SERVPRO offers valuable tips on how to keep your home safe from winter weather in Ascension Parish.

1. Insulate Your Home:

Start by checking your home's insulation. Adequate insulation helps retain heat and can save you money on heating bills. Insulate attics, walls, and crawl spaces, and consider sealing any gaps or cracks that may allow cold air to enter.

2. Protect Your Pipes:

Even in Ascension Parish, winter temperatures can occasionally dip low enough to freeze pipes. To prevent frozen pipes, insulate them or use heat tape. Allow faucets to drip during extremely cold nights to keep water flowing and prevent freezing.

3. Service Your Heating System:

Before the cold sets in, have your heating system serviced by a professional. Clean or replace filters, check for any issues, and ensure that your heating system is working efficiently. Don't forget to test your carbon monoxide detectors as well.

4. Seal Drafts and Gaps:

Sealing drafts and gaps around windows and doors can significantly improve your home's energy efficiency. Use weatherstripping or caulk to seal these areas and keep warm air in and cold air out.

5. Prepare an Emergency Kit:

In case of a power outage or winter storm, it's essential to have an emergency kit on hand. Include items like flashlights, batteries, blankets, non-perishable food, and a battery-operated radio. Be sure to follow local guidelines and have a plan for staying safe during severe weather.

6. Trim Trees and Branches:

Ascension Parish can experience strong winds and occasional ice storms during winter. To prevent branches from falling on your home, trim overhanging trees and remove dead or weak branches that could pose a risk.

7. Clear Gutters and Downspouts:

Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to allow for proper drainage. This prevents ice dams from forming on your roof and minimizes the risk of water damage.

8. Keep Your Home Warm and Safe:

When using space heaters, follow safety guidelines, and keep them away from flammable materials. Make sure your fireplace and chimney are clean and in good working condition if you plan to use them for heating.

9. Protect Outdoor Faucets:

Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets and drain them to prevent freezing. Consider installing freeze-proof outdoor faucets to avoid burst pipes.

10. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

Regularly test and replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These devices are crucial for your safety year-round.


Preparing your home for winter in Ascension Parish may not require as much insulation as northern states, but it's still essential to take steps to keep your home safe, warm, and comfortable during the cooler months. SERVPRO is here to help you with any unexpected winter weather-related issues, from water damage to storm damage. By following these tips and staying vigilant, you can enjoy a cozy and worry-free winter in beautiful Ascension Parish. Stay safe and warm!

Ignite Safety: Protecting Your Home from Holiday Fires

11/25/2023 (Permalink)

The results of severe interior fire damage Servere interior fire damage

The holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and celebration, but it also comes with an increased risk of home fires. At SERVPRO, we're committed to helping you safeguard your home and loved ones. In this unique blog post, we'll explore essential tips to keep your home safe from fires during the holiday season.

1. Decorate with Care:

Holiday decorations can add a magical touch to your home, but they can also pose fire hazards:

  • Choose Flame-Resistant Decor: Opt for decorations labeled as flame-resistant or flame-retardant to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Lights and Electrical Safety: Inspect holiday lights and extension cords for damage or frayed wires before use. Avoid overloading electrical outlets or power strips.
  • Candles with Caution: If you enjoy the ambiance of candles, ensure they're placed on stable surfaces away from flammable materials. Never leave lit candles unattended.

2. Keep a Watchful Eye in the Kitchen:

Cooking-related fires are common during the holidays, with elaborate feasts being prepared:

  • Never Leave Cooking Unattended: Whether you're roasting a turkey or baking cookies, stay in the kitchen while cooking. Unattended cooking is a leading cause of home fires.
  • Use Timers and Alarms: Use timers to remind you when dishes are ready. Ensure your home has working smoke alarms installed and regularly test them.

3. Mind the Fireplace and Space Heaters:

As temperatures drop, fireplaces and space heaters provide warmth, but they can also be fire hazards:

  • Fireplace Safety: Use a sturdy screen or glass door to prevent sparks from escaping. Ensure the fire is fully extinguished before going to bed.
  • Space Heater Precautions: Keep space heaters away from flammable materials and always place them on a stable surface. Ensure they have safety features like tip-over switches and automatic shut-offs.

4. Outdoor Lighting and Decorations:

Outdoor decorations can also pose fire risks:

  • Outdoor-Rated Equipment: Use extension cords and lighting specifically designed for outdoor use. Ensure outdoor decorations are securely anchored to prevent them from coming into contact with power lines.

5. Fire Safety Plan:

Having a fire safety plan is essential during the holidays:

  • Emergency Exits: Ensure everyone in your household knows the emergency exit plan and designated meeting points.
  • Fire Extinguishers: Have a fire extinguisher readily available, and make sure you know how to use it.
  • Emergency Numbers: Keep emergency numbers, including the fire department and poison control, accessible.

6. Be Mindful of Holiday Plants:

Some holiday plants can be toxic or pose fire hazards:

  • Water Your Tree: If you have a real Christmas tree, keep it well-watered to prevent it from drying out and becoming a fire risk.
  • Pet Safety: Keep holiday plants like poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe out of reach of pets, as they can be toxic if ingested.

7. Stay Vigilant and Educated:

Stay informed about fire safety measures and share them with your family and guests. Awareness is a powerful tool in preventing holiday fires.


While the holiday season is a time of celebration, it's crucial to prioritize safety to protect your home and loved ones from fires. At SERVPRO, we're here to support you in preserving the joy and warmth of the holidays. By following these safety tips and remaining vigilant, you can ensure a safe and festive holiday season. Your safety is our top priority, and we wish you a joyful and fire-safe holiday season!

Serving Baton Rouge's Biohazard Cleaning Needs: Our Expertise and Procedures

11/16/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team working on a biohazard job SERVPRO Experts on a biohazard job

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, safety and cleanliness are paramount, not only for homes but also for businesses and public spaces. When biohazardous incidents occur, such as accidents, crime scenes, or infectious disease outbreaks, the need for thorough and professional cleaning becomes evident. At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment in Baton Rouge, and we are proud to offer our expertise in biohazard cleaning to meet the unique needs of our community.

Why SERVPRO Stands Out in Biohazard Cleaning in Baton Rouge:

1. Local Expertise: As a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise, we are deeply connected to the Baton Rouge community. We understand the unique biohazard cleaning challenges our city faces and tailor our services to address those specific needs.

2. Compliance and Certification: Our team is trained and certified in biohazard cleanup and decontamination, ensuring that we adhere to strict industry standards and guidelines. We stay up-to-date with the latest cleaning procedures and safety protocols to protect both our technicians and our Baton Rouge clients.

3. Rapid Response: Biohazard situations often require an immediate response to prevent further contamination and minimize risks. SERVPRO of Baton Rouge operates 24/7, ensuring that we can be on the scene promptly when needed.

4. Thorough Cleaning and Disinfection: Our team is equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialized cleaning agents to effectively clean and disinfect biohazardous areas. We leave no stone unturned, ensuring that every surface is thoroughly decontaminated.

5. Compassion and Sensitivity: We understand that biohazard incidents can be emotionally challenging for those involved. Our technicians approach each situation with empathy, respect, and discretion, working to alleviate the burden on affected individuals and property owners.

6. Safe Disposal: Proper disposal of biohazardous waste is critical to preventing further contamination. We follow strict protocols for the safe removal and disposal of biohazardous materials in accordance with local and federal regulations.

7. Documented Procedures: We maintain detailed records of our biohazard cleaning procedures, which can be essential for legal and insurance purposes. Our thorough documentation ensures transparency and accountability throughout the cleanup process.

Success Stories in Baton Rouge:

Over the years, we have had the privilege of assisting the Baton Rouge community with various biohazard cleaning needs. Our commitment to providing professional and compassionate services has helped individuals, businesses, and public spaces recover from challenging situations. You can find examples of our successful biohazard cleaning projects on our website, where we share stories of how we have made a difference in the Baton Rouge area.


At SERVPRO, we take pride in being Baton Rouge's trusted partner for biohazard cleaning. Our dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our community is unwavering. Whether it's a biohazard cleanup in a residence, a commercial property, or a public space, we have the expertise, resources, and commitment to get the job done efficiently and thoroughly.

If you are in Baton Rouge and require professional biohazard cleaning services, please don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO. We are here to ensure the safety and well-being of our Baton Rouge community, providing expert biohazard cleaning solutions to keep our city clean and secure.