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Is Smoke Remediation Necessary After a House Fire in Little Rock?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged foyer Smoke and soot can damage your belongings as much as the flames. SERVPRO can make your fire damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians in Little Rock Hold National Qualifications for Smoke Removal and Air Filtration after Property Fire Damage

Little Rock is an urban center in America's "Natural State," Arkansas. Separated between the enormous Arkansas River and the sublime Ouachita Mountains, the city has become a thriving center for creativity, startups, and, up and coming, culinary masters. The mini city of 197,312 residents has enjoyed a growing population in recent years. It remains the state capital for Arkansas and blends traditional southern hospitality with cutting-edge innovation, artistry, and design. Historically, Little Rock was a central part of the Civil Rights movement, with many of the city's tourist attractions centered around this history. Since its incorporation in 1831, the city has been a central tourist attraction in the South, offering scenic trails, hikes, and water sports and a unique lifestyle that has become its signature.

The city has a burgeoning reputation as one of the finest places for live music in the South. The three-day-long Riverfest takes place each year and has hosted global names in hip-hop, country, and blues. An equally famous music venue and restaurant in the area is South on Main, which is known for giving traditional southern food a modern twist while guests can move from the dining room to the live venue in the back. Arkansas has a reputation for producing Bourbon Whiskies, so visiting the many craft breweries like the Rock Town Distillery and Stone's throw brewing should be top of the list for a visit to Little Rock. Hiking on the nearby mountains or riverside trails is also a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • The Clinton Presidential Center is a 30 acre stretch of land along the wetlands that celebrates and preserves the life of the 42nd President of the United States. The building itself is a stunning architecture with an all-glass wall overlooking the nearby conservation area. Inside interactive exhibits and a life-size replica of the Oval Office are some of the displays.
  • Big Dam Bridge is an intersecting point between over twenty miles of trails and hikes. The area is known for its excellent visages and jogging opportunities. For a faster exploration of the nature trails, bike rentals are available on Little Rock City's outskirts.
  • The South is famous for its pit barbecues and red meat. Doe's Eat Place is a traditional steakhouse that celebrates the South's culinary traditions. It has also become a stopover point for some of Arkansas' politicians, with President Clinton counted among some of its illustrious patrons.

SERVPRO of Little Rock Can Help Tackle Smoke Residue Removal in Your Home

Fires can produce all kinds of damage in a residential property. We are a local service that can help with:

By working closely together with insurance adjusters and customers, our technicians can ensure that your home returns to its preloss condition as quickly as possible. We also endeavor to produce a timely verbal estimate that can help you organize your schedule and minimize the inconvenience of a property fire and a consequent restoration project.

  • We use dry sponges and light cleaning products to pre-test your home, producing a more accurate estimate.
  • By sorting through salvageable and non-salvageable materials, we can reduce the timeframe of restoring the saveable items.
  • Immersion cleaning machines and solvent cleaning are just some of the specialist services we offer to residents.

Get your home back to its normal condition after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Little Rock for fire restoration at (501) 803-9700.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services Fast in Little Rock

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Fire men putting fire out If you need professional assistance with fire damage, Call in the experts at (501) 803-9700. We are always available to help you!

Local Little Rock Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Post-fire in local commercial properties needs several layers of recovery to get back to business. In particular, enterprises that serve the public need to ensure there are no reminders of the fire. 

Little Rock commercial fire damage services are crucial for ridding a property of all traces of the fire. SERVPRO technicians undergo comprehensive training to handle any size clean-up and bring the property to a ready-state for normal daily operations. It is not unusual for the technicians to deal with both water damage and smoke residues in the same area of the structure. 

Odors can permeate upholstered furnishings and carpet, and surfaces may have a covering of soot. Until these areas get a deep cleaning using professional solutions, the fire odors can remain and potentially spread. Containment before the restoration services begin and special attention for the removal of airborne soot particles. SERVPRO eradicates these odors through the use of:

  • Immersion cleaning
  • Specialized equipment for odor control
  • Absorption and surface cleaning agents 

SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 provides expert commercial fire damage restoration to Little Rock business properties. 

SERVPRO Performs Professional Mold Damage Remediation in Little Rock

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold" If mold damage strikes your business, you’ll need a team to help you. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Little Rock Businesses Benefit From SERVPRO's Experience and Training for Handling Mold Damage

Whether a property is used as a commercial-residential development or other business venture, the optimum public health standards must get observed. 

One of the key elements for handling commercial mold damage in Little Rock business properties lies in locating the problem sustaining the mold growth within the structure. SERVPRO technicians have the experience, training, and equipment to diagnose the problem and recommend the proper actions to halt the issue.

While 100% of airborne mold spores cannot get removed as they occur naturally both indoors and outdoors, the issue begins when these dormant spores encounter the right conditions within a structure to germinate and spread. The habitat that is most hospitable to mold colonies are:

  • Wet areas with poor drainage
  • Unresolved slow leaks
  • Failing venting trapping humid air

The technicians address the mold that is visible and growing within a structure while searching for the root cause of the infestation. Returning the commercial property to a sanitized standard that is healthy for both employees and patrons is a priority. 

SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 handles the safe and complete commercial mold damage remediation for local Little Rock Properties.

SERVPRO Delivers Professional Water Restoration Services to Little Rock

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after water damage strikes.

Water Restoration is Available 24/7 in Little Rock From SERVPRO

Little Rock has a rich history, and surprisingly, the number one point of interest is not a monument, museum, or plaque; it is the Little Rock Central High School (LRCHS). This school was the starting point of forced desegregation of public schools after the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1957 that segregation was unlawful and unconstitutional. The school is located at the corner of Park Street and the renamed Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive. 

Central High School opened in 1869 after the former public school, the Sherman School, a school that operated out of a wooden shack-like structure, got replaced due to Little Rock's growth. Because Sherman could no longer accommodate the number of students, a larger school needed to be built.  The structure got updated in 1927 in the Gothic Revival Style, and the building received praise as the largest and most expensive high school in the United States. The four statues placed around the interest represent the four pillars of successful education and are: 

  • Ambition
  • Personality
  • Opportunity 
  • Preparation 

Daisy Gatson-Bates in Little Rock

Daisy Bates was a central figure in the integration of Little Rock schools. She was born in the southern part of the state and later relocated to Little Rock as a young woman. Raised by her mother's family's close friend, they told her mother died, and her father abandoned her. She eventually reconnected with her father, who told her not to fill herself with anger concerning her mother's death but rather turn her energy towards helping people move forward and live peacefully together in Little Rock. This led to Daisy getting elected as the President of the Arkansas NAACP branches. She turned her focus on education and the need for students of all ethnic backgrounds to attend school together, and she heralded the integration of Central High School in the late 1950s.

Do Little Rock Homeowners Need Professional Water Restoration After Water Tank Leaks?

There can be multiple issues that require professional water restoration services in Little Rock properties after a water tank leak. 

There are a few things the determine how much of a problem exists in the home after this type of water damage, such as: 

  • The location of the tank
  • How much water dispersed into the home
  • The amount of time that passed before the cleanup began

If the tank is in an upstairs utility room, SERVPRO techs need to address water between floors in the floor joists and possible ceiling issues below. The average tank in a home is 30 to 55 gallons, and that is a tremendous amount of water released in a home requiring multiple extraction units for removal. 

SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 serves the local Little Rock area for all types of professional water restoration. The techs arrive quickly and make the water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Should You Use a Home Vacuum for Flooding Removal?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Little Rock home.

SERVPRO has the Right Equipment in Little Rock

After a storm, most people want to begin cleanup as soon as possible to resume their lives. However, SERVPRO cautions you to be careful about carrying out flood remediation by yourself. It is better to contact a team with the correct equipment.

Many people wonder if they can use their home vacuum for flooding removal in Little Rock. However, we recommend giving us a call instead. Home vacuums were not designed for tackling flood water and might be ineffective and best, and dangerous at worst.

SERVPRO has a range of tools for removing water from your home:

  • Free-standing pumps for use at every level of your home.
  • Truck-mounted pumps for when we need more lift, or there is no external electricity supply available.
  • Carpet wands for carpet surfaces and hard to reach corners.
  • Extraction tools to press water from carpets for more thorough drying.

Our focus on thorough extraction means we are more easily able to dry your home, leaving it “Like it never even happened.” Proper extraction also lessens the risk of fungal growth in damp materials.

If you need a professional flooding removal service, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

Can You Eat Tinned Food after Fire Damage Restoration?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire damage The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your home is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Helps Little Rock Residents with Fire Damage

After the initial shock of fire damage has passed, most people find their minds turning to what can be salvaged and what they need to throw away.

Our clients often ask us if it is safe to use tinned food after fire damage in their Little Rock homes. Our advice is to be very cautious of using canned goods after a fire because:

  • If there is even a small breach in the wall of the can, food can spoil.
  • If any firefighting chemicals enter the can, the food is not safe to eat.
  • The heat of the fire can partially cook the food in the can, causing it to spoil.

Food is only safe if you are one hundred percent certain the can is not pierced, and there is zero chance that it came into contact with firefighting chemicals. You must also be sure that the food was far enough from the heat to be unaffected. A good rule of thumb is: If in doubt, throw it out.

Although food is not usually salvageable, SERVPRO can use HEPA vacuuming, spot cleaning, scrubbing, and other techniques to restore furniture, walls, floors, and even soft furnishings.

For fire damage restoration you can trust, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

How Threatening is Freezing Weather to Little Rock Homes?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

burst frozen squirting pipe Little Rock Water Damage from Frigid Weather Can Burst Frozen Pipes --Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Restoration

Rapidly falling temperatures can potentially threaten your residence.

This winter has been anything but mild throughout the country, and Little Rock neighborhoods are experiencing several debilitating conditions. With another powerful system eyeing the region from Mena to Little Rock and bringing several inches of snow and single-digit lows, our SERVPRO team prepares for inevitable emergencies where homes and businesses battle the effects of frozen pipes.

Are Frozen Pipes Likely?

Drafty areas of aging homes can sometimes result in frozen pipes for Little Rock properties. Exposure of plumbing to freezing conditions for several hours can result in blockages within the pipe portions that allow for pressure to build and burst service lines. The result is excessive standing water and a need for our SERVPRO team to simultaneously repair the utilities and overcome the water emergencies with mitigative action. We can extract water with:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Carpet wands
  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands
  • Injecti-Dry drying systems

How Can Water Disasters Get Cleaned Up?

Cleaning up your home or business after a pipe burst from freezing requires sophisticated discovery devices to track moisture and multiple evaporative drying machines. Once identified, water most often gets addressed with the calculated placement of air movers and dehumidifiers.

Can Other Damages Result from Freezing Conditions?

You might find that frozen pipes could be one of the worst conditions resulting from extreme temperature drops that might be on the horizon, but more could threaten your home. Damaged masonry on a chimney can allow water penetration into the house. Ice damming can permit water to penetrate roofing materials to create a moist environment in an under-insulated attic. Winter has many ways to damage your home, and our SERVPRO team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

As challenging as severe temperature drops can be, especially with the unsettling lows expected for the state this winter, SERVPRO of Little Rock is here to help. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 at (501) 803-9700.

Are You Concerned about Flood Damage in North Little Rock?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Call in the professionals for water cleanup, to avoid additional water loss in your home. our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Helps Residents when Floods Strike

No visit to Arkansas would be complete without a stop at its capital, Little Rock. With a population of 197,312 people, Little Rock is the cultural, economic, and government center within the state. If you want to explore the area's rich history and culinary traditions, Little Rock is an ideal base to do it from. The city gets its name from a small rock formation on the Arkansas River, which was a famous historic river crossing and a useful landmark.

Little Rock has a long history. French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe gave the area the name Little Rock in 1772. A fur trapper built the first temporary home in the area in 1812, and the city was incorporated in 1831. 

Enjoy Arts and Culture in Little Rock

Little Rock provides a hub of arts, culture, food, and history. If you stop for a visit, you will not want to miss these cultural gems:

  • The Arkansas Arts Center is home to a permanent collection of drawings by name noted artists. Among the collection, you will find works by Degas, Rembrandt, and Picasso. The museum also hosts a yearly Arkansas Delta exhibition featuring artists from the Mississippi Delta region.
  • Wildwood Park for the Arts is a unique art center located in the central valley. Wildwood exists to spark the imagination and promote connection with nature and art. The site includes a theater and hosts special events throughout the year. You can also explore multiple gardens, including a water garden, wildflower glen, and Asian garden.
  • Mosaic Templars Culture Center promotes knowledge of African-American art and culture throughout Arkansas. The museum houses a permanent collection, a discovery center, and a performing arts space.
  • Old State House is the oldest state capitol west of the Mississippi. It was the site of the fourth constitutional convention, where attendees agreed to ensure voting rights for freedmen. The building has been a medical school, government office, and a war memorial. These days it is a museum where you can view exhibits related to Arkansas history, including the inauguration gowns of Arkansas' first ladies.

If all that history is making you hungry, Little Rock will not disappoint you. Arkansas has a delicious food culture. Barbecue and smoked meats are very popular here, and you will find plenty of places serving barbecue, pulled pork, hog roasts, and ribs, with traditional side dishes. Fried catfish and fried pickles are also popular, and so is cheese dip. The Mississippi Delta also has its own style of tamales, made with spiced cornmeal.

Helping Residents Prepare for Flood Damage

Arkansas suffered extensive flooding in 2019 when the Arkansas River flooded due to heavy rainfall. The local government declared a state of emergency, and the floods claimed five lives and caused over $3 billion in damages.

You cannot prepare for every flood, but there are some things you can do:

  • Store all medicines, for people and pets, in watertight containers and on an upper floor if you can.
  • Keep all necessary paperwork in a watertight box and store it somewhere easy to grab.
  • Have an emergency kit with food, medicine, clothes, phone chargers, and pet supplies close at hand.

If you need help with storm damage clean up in your house, call SERVPRO. We will evacuate water, dry out your home and belongings, and clean and restore as many items as possible. We also take care of home repairs and deodorization.

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

North Little Rock Virtual Game Night

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO has the team you need for your flooding issues. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any storm disaster restoration services needed.

Enjoy a Legendary Night of Trivia, Charades, and Drawing in North Little Rock

One of the best ways to spend time in the evenings is playing thought-provoking games. However, your plans might not work if your friends or family members have alternate plans. A virtual game night solves the problem by connecting you with others. The Roam's Virtual Game Night connects different people around North Little Rock and other areas through a unique video platform.

The system combines crazy-fun games with an embedded video chat. 

The event involves five rounds of games, including:

  • Charades whereby playmates have to guess what you are acting out with several themes to choose from
  • Trivia with over 8,000 questions and over 60 subject categories like History, Rom-Coms, Disney, and 90's music, among others
  • A Pictionary with a virtual twist called Let's Draw
  • Drinking games geared towards party lovers

You can enjoy the event on January 31st, 2021, or other days since it is a regular event. The event begins at around 7 PM and ends and 10 PM.

SERVPRO of Little Rock helps mitigate flood damage in North Little Rock residences restoring them to their preloss state. Call us at (501) 803-9700 for timely assistance.

The Main Thing Still Live North Little Rock

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians at work. Water damage restoration is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the services needed to get your property back to preloss conditions.

Enjoy A Thrilling Comedy Revue in North Little Rock

A revue combines various types of entertainment in one show, including music, sketches, and dance. Such shows are typically designed to deal with crucial issues satirically. The varied nature of presentations makes it easier for everyone to find entertaining content. You can enjoy this entertainment form in North Little Rock by attending the Main Thing show on January 29th, 2021. The comedy revue includes bogus commercials, original sketches, songs, and a press conference with Dog Spranger, an independent presidential candidate. 

Some of the main highlights about the show include:

  • Periodic scheduling every Friday starting from 8 PM
  • The theater offers wines, craft beers, cocktails, specialty coffee, desserts, and snacks at participants' tables all through the show.
  • Reservations are mandatory for those planning to attend. Each ticket goes for $30.
  • The seat arrangement helps maximize social distancing in the theatre.

SERVPRO of Little Rock helps manage the restoration of water damage in North Little Rock properties by offering services such as water extraction, cleaning, and drying. Call us at (501) 803-9700 to help mitigate any issues that develop.