Recovery Efforts Focus on Mitigating Water Damage

Louisiana Faces Challenges as State Gets Back to Business

FT. WORTH, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2016) -  Interstate Restoration has mobilized more than 425 employees, along with multiple trucks and large catastrophe response trailers, in Louisiana as the company utilizes its state-of-the-art drying and dehumidification equipment to mitigate water damage and restore buildings affected by the massive flooding in the state earlier this month. 

Interstate, experts in helping businesses deal with catastrophic weather events, uses moisture-reading technology to find water in walls and ceilings that could go undetected, ensuring safe operations as businesses reopen. The company also alerts businesses about the 10 steps they need to take to minimize negative impacts when disaster strikes. With more than 85% of Interstate's recovery and restoration work involving water damage, moving quickly is key to addressing damage and minimizing costs. The company has a long history of helping Louisiana businesses recover from natural disasters, including after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Gustav in 2008.

"We have a large amount of resources deployed in Louisiana to help businesses get back on their feet," said Stacy Mazur, CEO of Texas-based Interstate Restoration. "We are working with business managers and others to safely remove contaminates, as well as offering guidance on when to salvage or replace materials." A storm system dropped more than 30 inches of rain in parts of Louisiana in early August.

Interstate offers a downloadable "how-to" guide to help commercial operators understand how to deal with water problems, including the three categories of water damage that can impact safety and business operations.

About Interstate Restoration

Founded in 1998, Interstate Restoration, LLC, based in Ft. Worth, Texas, is one of the largest emergency restoration and reconstruction service providers for commercial enterprises in the United States. Interstate Restoration specializes in assisting property owners and businesses in recovering from fire, flood, natural and human-caused disasters. In combination with its FirstOnSite Restoration division, Interstate has 19 regional offices in the U.S. and 35 in Canada. Interstate Restoration has the scalability to respond to any-sized catastrophe and help people get back to business and back to life quickly and safely. For more information, visit, call 800-622-6433 or follow us on Twitter at @InterstateRest. For FirstOnSite, go to or call 877-778-6731.