After The Flood

ceiling repair baton rouge water damageThe Acadian House Kitchen + Bath Design showroom was fortunate to have not received any damage from the flood despite the roads leading into the Industriplex being covered with water several days after the storm. Our team is also safe and sound after the storm, despite some of their homes taking on water. Acadian House owner Kathy Simoneaux and her husband, Mike, were among the less fortunate. While their home took on quite a bit of water, our team and their family quickly banded together to gut the home of the damp materials. When asked about how they were dealing with the situation, Kathy replied, “I’m not overwhelmed by the damage, I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and help.” Despite the undertaking, the positive side is that we can relate to what you are feeling, what you’re going through and where you are at in the process, allowing us to provide better customer service to you.

As always, our clients are our number one priority and we have already heard from many of you who have sustained damage. Our team, like our community, is prepared to take on the work and eager to begin rebuilding. If your home sustained damage from the flood, please take a brief moment to fill out this survey so that we can help you begin the process of restoring your home. We also ask that if you have friends or family who need our services to please have them fill out the form as well.

Acadian House will continue to offer the same turnkey services with high-quality finishes. We will not compromise the value we provide because we believe that now, more than ever, our clients deserve on time, on budget, low stress renovations.

As we prepare to begin the recovery process with many of you, there are a few steps you must take before we can begin construction.

First, you must remove all damp materials, demolish dry wall and remove insulation. Even if you received only a few inches, moisture travels. For more on best practices, we refer you here. It may be tempting to try to salvage something that was barely wet but we have seen mold grow quickly from the smallest amount of moisture.

Secondly, you must remove all mold. Contrary to popular belief, bleach does not kill mold, it only discolors it temporarily and slows the growth. To properly remove mold, you must you an antimicrobial. For more information on mold remediation, please visit here.

Lastly, you must be dry. In South Louisiana, the humidity works against us in this stage. It can take a couple of weeks for a home to completely be dry even with the use of air conditioning and dehumidifiers. We caution you to have your home tested by a licensed and verified professional to ensure that your home is properly dried and prepared for construction.

What You Can Do For Acadian House

We know many of our local businesses did not fare as well as we did, and many of their employees may be starting over. We have the ability to employ more quality craftsmen at this time. If you know of any independent craftsmen or tradesmen looking for work, we would like to talk with them. Please have them send their resume to contact@ahkbs.com.

We’d like to remind you that as a business we have been a part of this community for 37 years and as a family, even longer. Our team of experts consists of those who we have developed reliable and reputable relationships with. It’s these relationships and our extensive industry knowledge that allows us to provide the highest of quality service, day in and day out, even in times like this when so many are recovering and rebuilding. That’s our commitment to you.

Sincerely,
Alexandra DeLee
Client + Media Relations