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Seasoned Restorers Help with Fire Damage Restoration in Little Rock

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team Fire restoration is no easy task. Leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO. Their technicians are trained and certified for the job at hand.

SERVPRO Provides Qualified Personnel to Inspect Fire Losses in Little Rock and Deliver the Best Solutions

Little Rock is popular for various reasons. For starters, it is the capital of the state of Arkansas. It covers a total area of 116.8 square miles. The city also hosts the William J Clinton Presidential Library, which is renowned for a unique design that maximizes the acreage of the public park surrounding it. The main building is elevated above the ground allowing the city park lying along the Arkansas River's southern bank to flow freely underneath the structure. Its bridge-like construction is meant to emphasize the idea of connection. It is also a reference to the six bridges crossing the river.

Apart from the library, there are several other cultural centers and institutions in Little Rock, making the city a center of culture and arts in central Arkansas. It is a vibrant hub of performing arts, live music, galleries, and museums. Some of its renowned centers include:

  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • Arkansas Repertory Theater
  • L&L Beck Art Gallery

History of Little Rock

This city was incorporated in 1831. However, the city's roots trace back to 1722, when Frenchman Bernard De La Harper led an exploratory party up the Arkansas River. He noticed a unique outcropping of the rock that set it apart from more extensive cliffs across the river and named it 'La petite Roche,' later translated to The Little Rock. The French first governed the area, then Spain and later France. The United States finally purchased it in 1803. Settlers from the East coast started arriving in the area as early as 1806, and by 1819 it had become a renowned crossing point, thus leading to the establishment of settlements.

Little Rock also played a crucial role in the desegregation of public schools. In 1957 a group of nine African-American students joined Little Rock Central High after the historic supreme court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954, which declared segregation rules unconstitutional. The nine students were restricted from entering the school by the governor of the state of Arkansas at the time, Orval Faubus. President Dwight D Eisenhower intervened, deploying the National Guard to 'preserve the peace.'

Various monuments and buildings preserve the varied history of the area and include:

  • Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail located on 201 West Markham Street commemorates the freedom rides, which were meant to pressure the federal government to enforce court-ordered bus terminus desegregation. The trail is a collection of sites starting just outside the old state house and meant to stretch to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
  • Quapaw Line Markers indicate the original boundary between lands meant for white settlers and the Quapaw Indians. The markers stretch from the River Front Park to the MacArthur Park.
  • Quatie Ross Gravestone and Memorial which commemorates the life of Quatie Ross, the wife of John Ross, a Cherokee Chief. Mystery and myths surround her life story. She reportedly died on a forced match along the Trail of Tears in February first, 1839, after freezing to death when she gave up her covering to warm a child.
  • Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum displays a World War II navy tugboat, USS Hoga, and submarine USS Razorback. The facility is unique, considering Arkansas is a landlocked area. 

Fun Things to do in Little Rock

The city is a pleasant place to spend time considering the variety of attractions and activities people can partake. Attractions range from indoor and outdoor sites, food and drink, spas and wellness centers, concerts, and shows.

  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park

The park was established in 1977 and is a perfect location for people interested in outdoor fun activities like canoeing, hiking, Frisbee, and games such as soccer and volleyball. A moderately easy trail goes around the entire park at the bottom of the mountain and is known as the Base Trail. Some trails go up Pinnacle Mountain offering visitors amazing views.

  • Museum of Discovery

The museum is a unique science and technology center with various exhibits and activities meant to fuel the passion for technology, science, engineering, math, and art. It was founded in 1927 and converted to the Museum of Discovery in 1998. Some of the top exhibits include a Tesla coil, mini log cabin, bed of nails, among others.

  • Riverfront Park

It is arguably the country's best public park that offers a wide range of outdoor activities.  It stretches 11 blocks on the Arkansas River's southern bank, providing 33 acres of outdoor space for various activities. Several bars, shops, restaurants, and art centers lie a walking distance from the park. There are several sculptures and bridges that visitors can explore while walking along the park.

How Does SERVPRO Help Little Rock Residents Perform Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire incidences can affect properties in Little Rock at any time. Fire leads to deep soiling and deterioration of surfaces and contents in the affected properties. SERVPRO helps perform cleanup of soiled areas and remove deteriorated materials, restoring the property to its preloss state. 

The restoration process takes several steps to achieve the desired goal. The IICRC certified Fire Restoration Technicians in our SERVPRO teams first inspect the property to establish the residue spread patterns.  We use simple approaches such as wiping vast flat surfaces such as walls starting close to the fire seat to establish the level of residue buildup around the house.  We also perform physical and chemical tests to establish residue types and thus determine the best approaches to use during cleaning. 

Some of the top cleaning methods our SERVPRO technicians utilize include:

  • Vacuuming to remove particles attached loosely to surfaces
  • Dissolving oily soils using solvents eliminating substances insoluble in water
  • Emulsifying soils with detergents, thus lifting them off surfaces
  • Mechanical agitation such as wire brushing or wiping surfaces with cleaning sponges

After cleaning up affected properties, our SERVPRO technicians also dry and deodorize properties preventing secondary problems such as mold development and bad odor.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is a seasoned restoration company that offers a wide array of services to help homeowners recover from fire damage incidents. Call us at (501) 803-9700.

A Cantrell Christmas is Happening this Year in Little Rock, AR

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Arkansas Capitol Building with holiday lights Enjoy the Holiday Lights and leave the water damage cleanup in your Little Rock home to SERVPRO!

Little Rock Residents – Time to Enjoy the Lights and a Visit with Santa Claus this December

Taking place every Friday and Saturday through the month of December and into the first weekend in January, you have a chance to experience A Cantrell Christmas. All you have to do is get in your vehicle and take a drive into the light portal on Cantrell Road that brings you to the destination at the North Pole. You will meet memorable characters along the way, have a sip of cocoa with Mrs. Claus, and even have your picture taken with the big guy himself – Santa Claus. This is an excellent opportunity for some shopping and enjoying a bit of holiday cheer this season – all while enjoying safe social distancing practices.

  • Date: Saturday, December 26th, 2020 (followed by Jan 1st and 2nd, 2021)
  • Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Location: 19921 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR
  • Cost: $25 per vehicle

Keeping up with the holiday spirit is critical for our local community. SERVPRO of Little Rock is here to support the community, especially when disasters strike. If you have any standing water in your home, look to us for prompt water extraction so that we can restore your interior to preloss condition. Call us at (501) 803-9700, and we send out a crew to get to work within a couple of hours.

Cammack Village Residents – Bust a Move During the ‘Tis The Season To Dance Event’

12/12/2020 (Permalink)

group of ugly christmas sweaters Cammock Village and Little Rockers can enjoy an Ugly Sweater Party while SERVPRO cleans up your fire damaged homes.

The ‘Tis The Season To Dance’ Event is Happening Online – an Ugly Sweater and Pants Party

Everyone loves an ugly sweater party, so why not take it to the next level with ugly pants as well? On December 19th, it is your time to take advantage of the ‘Tis the Season to Dance’ Ugly Sweater and Pants Party sponsored by Daybreaker LIVE. This is the perfect reason for celebrating this season while wearing your favorite ugly sweater and other holiday attire. During this virtual event, you will experience music from legendary singer Dionne Warwick, the O’Jays, and others. The event begins with Dose Yoga Flow at 11:00 am, the guided dance party experience at 11:50 am, and then the closing ceremony at 12:50 pm.

  • Date: Saturday, December 19th, 2020
  • Time: 11 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Online virtual dance party
  • Cost: Free admission

Getting moving and enjoying the holiday spirit is always something that we can get behind at SERVPRO of Little Rock. Should you begin to notice flooding in your crawlspace after a storm, you need to address it right away. With a phone call to SERVPRO at (501) 803-9700, you will have a crew at your door and ready to get to work within hours. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Museums Help to Preserve the History and Culture of Little Rock

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Artistic Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration for Little Rock Properties

One of the attractive aspects of Little Rock is how devoted the area is to preserving its history and encouraging modern artists to pursue their dreams. The ability to do this comes in many structures throughout the city and its surrounding areas. Museums and art centers both serve to help promote a sense of pride with Arkansas's people in the capital city. Cultural awareness also ensures that past mistakes are not forgotten so that the people can never be doomed to repeat them. Some of the most recognized and memorable institutions, cultural centers, and museums draw in the most considerable traffic from both locals and tourists.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Though this museum has only been in operation since 2001, it exists as the last remaining remnants of the original U.S. Arsenal at Little Rock that was constructed between 1840 and 1841. To be an even more poignant location for military history, one of the structures used in this modern museum was the birthplace of famed General Douglas MacArthur, who later became a supreme commander of forces in the South Pacific during the World War II conflict. Today, the museum showcases prominent Arkansas military personnel's roles, including Gen. MacArthur, through the major wars and battles that defined the nation.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center

While there is a total of 13 presidential libraries in the country, the one located at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center is among the largest. In terms of the volume of its archives and accrued publications, the center boasts over 80 million pages of documents, 21 million emails, 2 million photographs, and close to 80,000 artifacts from the eight years Bill Clinton served as President of the United States. Among these thousands of items and relics are gifts to the President from celebrities, the limousine used to chauffeur the Commander in Chief around, and full-scale replicas of the full Oval Office and Cabinet Room as it appeared during this period.

Museum of Discovery

Within walking distance of the Presidential Center is the Museum of Discovery here in Little Rock. This building is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the state, being established in 1927. Did you know that Arkansas has its own dinosaur? The Museum of Discovery is one of only three locations with a fossil mold of the Arkansaurus fridayi, or the Arkansas Dinosaur. Today, the museum benefits from multiple interactive exhibits and has become a sign of the growth and expansion of technology in science and discovery for all educational fields.

Arkansas Arts Center

When tourists visit Little Rock, they have the opportunity to visit this location that has been on the list of 10 best attractions in the state of Arkansas since 2011. The center features permanent exhibits of art throughout the museum's entire history, beginning as a Museum of Fine Arts back in 1937 in MacArthur Park. There are always limited runs of modern art and entertainment exhibits throughout the year to keep recurring and new traffic happening. The impressive collection of permanent art includes creations from Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Andrew Wyeth. Post-pandemic operations should see the return of the renowned Arkansas Art Center Children's Theatre company.

Old State House Museum

Preserving national monuments and structures has always been a priority for the proud state of Arkansas, so it is no surprise that the capital city strives to do the same. An excellent example of this is the Old State House historic property and museum, the oldest surviving capital structure to the west of the Mississippi River. Its significance in American history is vital. Within this structure, the 4th Constitutional Convention came to the terms necessary for freedmen to vote and develop a widespread public education network.

Historic Arkansas Museum

Locals have taken to shortening this museum's name into HAM, and it is one of the most comprehensive historical centers in the state. This structure is devoted exclusively to the influence that Arkansas has had on the ups and downs of the United States. The museum has existed in part since 1941. It has been almost continually revamped and reformulated to include each stage of the state's illustrious history and place among the country's current events. Exhibits include artifacts and relics from pioneer times, World War II and General Douglas MacArthur, and Arkansas' own William J. Clinton serving as President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Protecting Damaged Contents in Your Home After a Fire

Cleaning up after a fire loss incident in your Little Rock home can be an enormous undertaking for even the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Little Rock team. Pre-mitigation scoping can identify potential issues with your property's contents and determine the best actions to take to preserve and restore them. This similar process is critical in evaluating and designing a restoration plan for single-family homes, the same as recovering post-fire damage to the many museums in the city.

Cleaning contents on-site is the more desirable option, as this prevents relocation to our SERVPRO facility and keeps your belongings together. Cleaning within your home can begin as soon as emergency services like a controlled demolition and air quality control complete. Most often, content restoration involves removing soot and smoke residues from surfaces and neutralizing odors trapped in porous materials. A combination of potent cleaning agents, solvents, and detergents can address residues and soils of varying composition.

Off-site restoration through the pack-out process is designated for contents that are too severely damaged to restore in the house. There are multiple advanced technologies and tools used to deeply clean exposed belongings, including the Esporta Wash System for soft materials and the ultrasonic submersion tank for hard surfaces coated with thick soot residues.

Despite how damaging fire losses can be for Little Rock homes, a fast response from certified professionals like our SERVPRO of Little Rock team can make it "Like it never even happened." Give our experienced technicians a call today at (501) 803-9700.

Explore The World Right Here In Little Rock With A Virtual Race

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

a low shot of the ground and the feet of people running SERVPRO is looking forward to the virtual races that will occur in Little Rock!

Get Fit And See More Of The World At Any Time In Little Rock

Have you ever considered a half marathon, a marathon, or a 5K? Now is your chance to challenge yourself and become a medal winner, with a virtual race courtesy of The Best Races.

The Best Races offers innovative virtual races. You get allocated a country (which could be anywhere in the world) and will receive an online pack about your destination.

You will receive:

  • A virtual fun pack with highlights and information about your country
  • A commemorative postcard from your virtual location
  • The chance to log your results online and even meet other runners through the virtual runners' pen pal program

The next race takes place at Big Dam Bridge on 5 December. You can choose any time between 10 AM and 10 PM.

Thankfully Big Dam Bridge is a safe site – however, there is always a flooding risk in local homes in the winter, from burst pipes or inclement weather. SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here for the local community. If you need water damage companies nearby, call us at (501) 803-9700.

Get Your Child Interested In Science With Regular Events In North Little Rock

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

a logo for kids science It will be exciting to see the community at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock!

Calling All Budding Scientists In North Little Rock

Are you looking for something fun and educational to keep your kids occupied as the weather turns colder? The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock has the perfect event for you. Bring your kids – and grown-up families too – to explore how science can help keep us healthy.

Science + You offers:

  • An interactive laboratory.
  • Space for children to learn all about science, health, and wellness.
  • Hands-on exhibits to foster learning and curiosity.

Science + You was created by Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, and the exhibit has traveled the world, encouraging young scientists and sharing a love of learning!

Sessions are free for under twelves, and $8 - $10 otherwise. The exhibit is open whenever the museum is open through the end of January 2021.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here to support local museums and historic sites during their winter season. We know that fire safety is a genuine concern for local exhibits. Anyone concerned about fire cleanup in a business or office can call us at (501) -803-9700.

Little Rock Has Hot Dry Summers – But Flood Removal Might Still Be Necessary

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

flooded nursery with items floating Regardless of the room affected, team SERVPRO can help with flood damage. Contact our team immediately after an event for services.

SERVPRO Is Here For Little Rock Residents Come Storms Or Sunshine

As the capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is a hive of activity. It has a population of over 193,000 people and is a popular site for tourists from all over the nation. Arkansas is packed full of cultural institutions and also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor leisure.

But where did it all begin? Little Rock's early inhabitants include the Bluff Dwellers, the Mississippian Culture People, and the Folsom People. In 1722 a French explorer, Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, came aground on the Arkansas River's south bank. He landed near a small rock formation which, legend has it, he named la Petite Roche – the Little Rock.

Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot, dry summers. This makes it a favorite with outdoor enthusiasts. Although it has experienced temperatures as low as 12 degrees Fahrenheit, that was all the way back in 1899, and the winters are usually cool but not extreme, with very little snow.

Anyone looking for outdoor adventures will love Little Rock. No matter where you are in the city, you are never far away from nature. There are fifty city parks to choose from for something a little more sedate, while more adventurous types can hike the majestic Pinnacle State Park, The Rock Valley, or the Hot Springs Mountain. The Hot Springs trail includes Buckstaff Bathhouse, where hikers can bathe as if it was still the nineteenth century.

Closer to the city, cyclists can take in the breathtaking view of Big Dam Bridge, the longest cycling and pedestrian bridge in North America. The bridge stands ninety feet about the Arkansas River and is 4226 feet long.

Explore A Rich Subculture

When visitors are done with the great outdoors and need a change of pace, Arkansas is waiting with a wealth of culture to explore. Arkansas culture is a subculture of the Southern United States which draws inspiration from Native, African, and European cultures.

Part of the subculture of Arkansas is its famous food! The diet includes such local delights as okra, wild duck, apples, purple hull peas, and, of course, grits. The state is also known for its delicious barbecue tradition. Smoked meat was a staple for early settlers, and the traditional hog roast has been a big part of Arkansas's life for many years.

The culture of Arkansas has appeared in literature by well-known authors such as Maya Angelou and John Grisham. The state is also home to a varied musical tradition covering blues, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass, gospel, and more. Famous Arkansas musical exports include Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell, Evanescence, Kris Allen, and of course, Johnny Cash.

Visitors who want to learn more about Arkansas's fascinating subculture will be glad to know Little Rock boasts plenty of museums and historic sites. Some unmissable stops include:

  • The Arkansas Arts Center. The idea that would become the Arkansas Arts Center began back in 1914 with the formation of a local fine arts group. As well as regular shows, the center holds a permanent collection of drawings by such well-known artists as Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso.
  • The Historic Arkansas Museum. The museum was opened in 1941 after a resident, Louise Loughborough, single-handedly campaigned to preserve some historic buildings on the site. These days the museum includes several historic buildings, including The Hinderliter Grog Shop, the oldest building in Little Rock (1827). It has artifacts on display and offers educational and multimedia experiences to immerse visitors in Arkansas history.
  • The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Visitors to the museum are sure to be delighted at the opportunity to explore authentic vessels from World War Two. Exhibits include a 90% operational submarine, the USS Razorback, which lets visitors experience submarine service for themselves.
  • The Esse Purse Museum. This museum is one of only three purse museums in the world. The museum explores the art of the purse and examines their cultural and fashionable meanings throughout time. There are special exhibitions throughout the year and a purse store.

World Leaders Experienced The Power Of Arkansas Storms

In 2016, three world leaders experienced the awe of Arkansas weather for themselves. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were in attendance at a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leaders Scholarship Program. The Program, backed by three Presidential foundations, teaches candidates the skills of:

  • Vision and Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Persuasion and Influence
  • Strategic Partnerships

During the ceremony, winds of up to 68mph battered Little Rock, setting a new July wind speed record. The former world leaders took shelter in the lowest level of the building until the storm had passed.

When extreme weather like that happens, areas such as the basement or crawl space of a building are susceptible to flooding. It only takes a small gap or a damaged door to let floodwater in.

SERVPRO Takes Care Of Hard To Reach Places

Crawl spaces and other dark, damp areas such as unconverted basements or storage areas require special care when it comes to flood removal. Crawl spaces are prone to damp, which means:

  • They are at a greater risk of mold growth.
  • They have more risk of structural damage, such as rotting wood.
  • They are more challenging to dry.

If left unattended, mold can quickly spread and create new colonies. Wood can rot away if damp problems persist. That is why it is essential to act fast when a crawl space floods.

SERVPRO trains its technicians to handle even tricky jobs, and they come equipped with free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum away flood water. We will also remove damaged drywall or insulation and oversee their replacement, and apply microbial remedies if needed to disinfect the area.

We carefully dry the crawl space using fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers. And because we monitor carefully at every stage, residents can rest assured their crawl space will be as dry as if the flood had not happened. Ask us about an encapsulation project.

Residents concerned about crawl space flood damage can rest assured that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here for them. Call us at (501) 803-9700.

Celebrate the Season in Little Rock

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

people lined up wearing winter sweaters SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing people participate in the Ugly Sweater Race!

Join the Little Rock Ugly Sweater Race

Do you have an ugly sweater? Would you like to support your local parks and recreation team? Participants can do both by participating in the Ugly Sweater race organized by the Little Rock Marathon team. The location is at the Outlets of Little Rock. The race is on the road around the outlets for a total of 5k.

Runners and walkers are asked to register in advance online. Details of the event are still being finalized. However, this year will combine an actual race with a virtual race. Participants will be given a disposable timing chip to record their race distance and time. Runners will be able to select their route and length as they run or walk the course. Organizers are mailing the following to registrants:

  • Race shirt
  • Race number
  • Completion medal
  • Timing chip

Have fun and support your local parks and recreation team.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides mold remediation in crawl spaces and restoration services to Little Rock residential, business customers, and the surrounding area. Call (501) 803-9700. We are available 24/7 to help with all mold remediation needs.

Can Mold Be Contained and Cleaned Up Inside a Production Facility?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

mold on ceiling and wall We remediated this mold incident and can remediate the mold in your place of business.

Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Have the Ability to Restore Your Little Rock Business with Proven Methods and Techniques 

You count on day to day operations at your Little Rock production facility to go off without a hitch. Once you or one of your employees suspect a mold infestation, you must address it as soon as possible. As the symptom of some water or moisture issue, merely handling it with cleaning products or bleach only treats the surface problem. SERVPRO has skilled technicians on staff trained to handle mold mitigation and removal so that you can have peace of mind. 

What Could Have Caused Mold to Grow Inside Our Facility? 

Several issues call for the assistance of trusted mold removal companies in Little Rock, such as our crew at SERVPRO. Some of the more common reasons for mold development include: 

  • HVAC system drainage problems
  • Leaking plumbing fixtures or water piping
  • Excessive, consistent humidity
  • Leaking windows or roofing
  • Persistent condensation
  • Improperly cleaned up flood damage 

When our crew gets called out for mold remediation, we treat the root cause of the problem and the mold to ensure your commercial space interior is safe for all employees. We will: 

  • Moisture Source: Our team will carefully inspect the moisture source that brought on the mold growth.
  • Mold Removal: We take the time to dispose of any contaminated materials, including carpeting, wood, and drywall.
  • Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Deodorization: Using EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials, SERVPRO technicians clean, deodorize, and sanitize the affected area to help prevent future mold growth.
  • Repair, Rebuild and Restore: We will take care of all of the rebuilding required to bring your business's impacted area to its original condition. 

Due to the potential health effects that may arise, it is best to have mold removal companies handle the cleanup. If you suspect there is mold growing within your commercial space, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can be reached at (501) 803-9700.

What Can Little Rock Homeowners Do to Restore their Homes After a Fire Caused by Faulty Wiring?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

chair and furniture in room after fire It is essential to hire a reliable restoration company after a fire loss.

Property Owners can Talk to SERVPRO technicians in Little Rock to Handle the Fire Damage.

A fire of any size can cause costly secondary damage in a Little Rock home. If not restored on time, it can lead to permanent damage that can lower a property’s value. Therefore, it is essential to engage with reliable experts like SERVPRO technicians immediately after the unfortunate incident.

Can I handle the restoration myself?
To avoid more damage, you should hire professionals to clean the affected surfaces. Using home remedies to clean furniture, and carpets, among other surfaces, can increase the fire damage in your Little Rock property. Smoke and soot residues can sink further into surfaces, discoloration may occur, and odors may persist if you handle the restoration process without a professional.

However, you can help sort through valuable content by setting aside essential items until our restorers get to your property. Fragile items need to be restored fast. Therefore, separate items by priority.

How long does the restoration take?
The intensity of the fire loss determines the complexity of the restoration process and duration. Also, if the damage is ignored for an extended period, the restoration process can take longer. A small room fire can take a few days to restore compared to the entire property.

Do I have to vacate the property?
That depends on the extent of the destruction. You may need to find temporary accommodation if your property has:

• Sustained extensive damage
• Its structural stability is jeopardized
• No utilities are available

The other factors that can influence the decision to leave your home include sounds of the restoration work, and odors, among other concerns.

Can I turn on my air conditioner?
It is essential to wait until our technicians inspect and clean your HVAC system. The fire could have damaged the structure, and switching it on could cause more problems. The unit can pump smoke and soot residues back into your property. We have state-of-the-art equipment and tools that we use to clean HVAC systems. We can use a duct cleaning system that contains all the equipment and accessories necessary for cleaning HVAC units. It has brushes, air whips, and augers that help in removing soils from the HVAC unit.

Is the odor permanent?
Before we leave a property, we combat odors using our innovative techniques and equipment. Odors may persist in your property, depending on the items burned during the unfortunate incident. Our SERVPRO crew can use a ventilation box fan that generates high-velocity airflow to remove some odors. The air movement that the equipment generates removes fumes, vapor, and odors from the affected property.

It is essential to hire a reliable restoration company after a fire loss. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for effective restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.