FAQs About Flood Damage Restoration in New Orleans

Lighthouse Disaster Services to the Rescue!

Q: What is Flood Damage Restoration?

A: Flood damage restoration is the process of cleaning, repairing, and restoring properties affected by floodwater. This involves removing water, drying out the property, and addressing material and structural damage.

Q: Why is Quick Action Important?

A: Acting quickly after a flood is crucial to prevent further damage and mold growth. Immediate restoration can save your property from severe structural damage and reduce health risks associated with mold.

Q: What Should I Do Immediately After a Flood?


  1. Ensure Safety: Turn off the power and avoid electrical appliances.
  2. Document Damage: Take photos and videos for insurance claims.
  3. Contact Professionals: Call a flood damage restoration service like Lighthouse Disaster Services.

Q: What Does the Restoration Process Involve?


  • Inspection and Assessment: Professionals inspect the property to determine the extent of the damage.
  • Water Removal: Using pumps and vacuums, we remove standing water.
  • Drying and Dehumidification: High-powered fans and dehumidifiers dry out the affected areas.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: All surfaces are cleaned and sanitized to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
  • Restoration: Repairs are made to restore the property to its pre-flood condition.

Q: How Long Does Restoration Take?

A: The duration depends on the extent of the damage. Small areas take a few days, while extensive damage can take weeks. A thorough assessment helps provide a more accurate timeline.

Q: Does Insurance Cover Flood Damage?

A: Flood damage is typically covered by flood insurance, not standard homeowner’s insurance. It’s essential to check your policy details and contact your insurance provider for clarification.

Q: How Can I Prevent Future Flood Damage?


  • Install Sump Pumps: These units help remove water from your basement.
  • Seal Foundation Cracks: Prevent water from seeping into your home.
  • Elevate Electrical Systems: Place electrical systems above potential flood levels.

Q: Why Choose Lighthouse Disaster Services?


  • Experienced Team: Skilled professionals with years of experience.
  • Quick Response: 24/7 emergency services.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial assessment to complete restoration.

After a storm, count on Lighthouse Disaster Services to handle all flood damage restoration needs in the Greater New Orleans area. Call us at (225) 369-5228.

Call Now 225-369-5228 Skip to content