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Ideal Equipment for Little Rock Showroom Water Removal

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

A car showroom floor. When it comes to your Little Rock business, SERVPRO knows best.

Little Rock we have what it takes for your Commercial water damage.

Car dealerships that represent every make of vehicle seemingly exist at every exit coming into Little Rock, so needless to say, competition is steep. When people are out pricing vehicles and looking to buy, you need your showroom and facilities to be in top form. When a water loss incident like a busted sprinkler head leaves standing water on the showroom floor, you need a team that can respond quickly to stop the situation getting worse and offer fast solutions to get things back to the way they were.

Water removal for your Little Rock dealership can happen whenever you recognize a problem, meaning that our SERVPRO team can get to work on this after hours to have a substantial advantage in getting your doors and facility back up and running much more quickly. With a 24/7 response to emergencies, substantial water loss incidents do not have to continually worsen, as we have a fast-responding team of professionals that can work to stop the flow of water from the broken fixture and begin removing standing water from the main showroom floor.

Protecting the vehicles should not be difficult with the help of staff to move them out of the way for restoration practices. However, water removal efforts must focus most on protecting the carpeted areas of the showroom where tiling is not present. Using carpet wands and weighted extractors, we can remove the majority of saturation from short pile carpets and padding underneath them, especially when concrete is the subflooring material. By daisy-chaining multiple centrifugal and axial air movers together in the damaged space, we can amplify the efficiency of drying efforts to reduce a need for removing damp carpets and reinstalling new flooring.

You cannot predict when disasters like water losses can strike your dealership, but with the pace of sales and the stiff competition in the city, it is critical to get things back to top form as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can help with a fast and confident response. Give our emergency team a call anytime at (501) 803-9700.

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Did You Know Biohazards are Present in Floodwater in Little Rock?

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor Floodwaters contain contaminants and biohazards. SERVPRO knows how to safely restore your home.

Flood Water Removal Little Rock – How Dirty Is Flood Water

Flash flooding often occurs after a massive rainstorm and inundates streets and homes in minutes and disappears in a short time. Floodwaters can pick up many contaminants as the water rushes through streets and homes. These contaminants are carried into homes, leaving a combination of debris, mud, chemicals, various animal, and human waste products. There is a yuck factor. However, these contaminants can also be dangerous to human health.

SERVPRO knows what to look for when called for flood water removal services in Little Rock. We have been providing services to residents since 2002. Once we arrive on-site, usually in less than four hours, we immediately assess the site. Our technicians look for debris and the level of contamination, i.e., gray vs. black water.

Based on this assessment, and local, state and federal regulations, appropriate precautions are taken to protect the client and our technicians from infectious diseases.

Restore, Or Remove and Replace

The decision to restore vs. remove and replace depends on several factors. If the water is considered gray water, it is typically easier to clean and disinfect than black water. When cleaning carpets, however, under padding should be removed. Flooding composed of blackwater typically includes infectious material and sewage. Carpets and underpads need replacing, the drywall needs removing, and all structural elements must be pressure washed and disinfected.

Porous items, such as carpet and underpad, usually must be replaced. In most cases, it is too difficult to recover these items and too expensive. Non-porous items can usually be power washed and disinfected. SERVPRO can review decisions to restore or replace it with the homeowner and the adjuster.

We store clean items in a staging area that was not impacted by the floodwaters. We remove sewage waste following local state and city guidelines. Clients are encouraged to be very careful entering a flooded area due to potential exposure to electrical hazards and infectious waste until SERVPRO has completed an assessment.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Ferndale, Gibson, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Few People Know About Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Our technicians understand what needs to be done to effectively remediate fire damage. Call right away for an assessment and mitigation services.

On-Site Content Cleaning Techniques for Little Rock Homes

It is always the priority of our SERVPRO professionals to offer full restoration and recovery of Little Rock homes after a fire loss for the cheapest possible cost for the customer. With this in mind, practices like on-site cleaning of contents and surfaces were more cost-effective and efficient than removing entire households of items to our nearby facility for focused attention, cleaning, and inspection.

Content management is a considerable element to the recovery of fire damage in Little Rock homes. We have a full division of qualified employees trained in various cleaning techniques and the use of advanced tools and techniques. While it is ideal to clean and protect items in the house, removing them is often inevitable. At our warehouse, it is possible to efficiently clean materials damaged by soot, smoke, odors, and other concerns. There are several strategies for removing soils and odors from contents in the house without relocation, however.

  • Deodorization – One of the most considerable concerns for belongings after a fire loss, especially items not in the direct path of migrating fire effects, is a harsh odor. With sound equipment and potent products, we can neutralize odors through the application of foggers, hydroxyl machines, and ozone generators.
  • Agitation Cleaning – Reducing soil buildup on a surface can help our SERVPRO team to clean it more easily on-site. We have light, medium, and heavy agitation practices ranging from feather dusting to scrubbing with steel wool.
  • Potent Chemical Agents – While immersion cleaning is often the best approach for many hard items damaged by soot residues, specific products can help to more easily clean off these residues through the emulsion. These practices can help to protect the underlying surface after rinsing away the residues with pressurized water.

On-site content cleaning can save added expenses of packing out these belongings to our nearby warehouse for cleaning, restoration, and storage. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team has many practices, tools, and products to help achieve this. Give us a call for all of our efficient fire restoration practices at (501) 803-9700.

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SERVPRO Can Save the Carpeting in Your Little Rock Home from Water Damage

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard Call SERVPRO for safe and proper water removal and remediation in your Little Rock home.

Call SERVPRO when You Need Swift Water Removal from Your Little Rock Home 

The carpeting throughout your home is often a significant investment, so you want to protect it, whatever the cost. If you get hit with water damage on some level, it is best to leap into action as quickly as possible to start the cleanup and drying process. Failing to act fast enough can lead to a total loss that could have otherwise been avoided.

If you are faced with water damage in Little Rock and your carpet is affected, SERVPRO comes to the rescue. We come to your home to perform an assessment, which includes considering a variety of factors. Our skilled technicians look at:

-    The type of water present: clean water, gray water, or black water

-    The length of time that the carpeting has been exposed to water

-    The length of time prior to the commencement of cleanup

-    The potential for any chemicals or sewage present in the water

-    Whether or not there were any cleanup actions taken before SERVPRO technicians arrived on the scene

Limit Water Loss with Proper Extraction

Salvaging carpeting and padding is frequently more manageable when the water loss in your home is from clean water. Additionally, the best results often stem from a situation where cleanup actions were set into motion in less than 24 hours of the water loss event. After you pass the 48-hour mark, the water begins to degrade into black water, which is often filled with harmful bacteria. If this happens, all of the carpeting and padding must be removed and disposed of correctly as it is then a biohazard

Do You Need a Pack Out?

In order for SERVPRO technicians to use our weighted extractor equipment, we must remove any furnishings resting on the carpet. We thoroughly inspect each piece to determine restoration needs and then relocate to a secure area until water cleanup is complete. It is always our goal to cause as little disruption as possible when called for any water loss event. However, some situations call for the removal of the carpeting to facilitate proper in-house drying.

Would you like to learn more about the ways that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can help with water damage? Give us a phone call whenever you need us at (501) 803-9700, and we will send out a team as soon as possible.

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Commercial Fire Damage In Your Little Rock

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged commercial property SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock aids local institutions with service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Removing Commercial Fire Damage from a Little Rock Teachers' Lounge

Teachers work hard to educate students and bring communities together and deserve a well-earned lunch break during the day. However, this break can be cut short by a microwave mishap that spreads fire, soot, and odors. Not only are custodial products not equipped to address the fire damage, but residues left behind by burnt proteins can leave behind odors and residues that discolor surfaces.

If your Little Rock school has suffered fire damage due to an appliance mishap, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to bring you quality disaster mitigation techniques that restore your teachers' lounge to its pre-fire condition. SERVPRO technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive a thorough education in fire damage mitigation, cleanup, and restoration so that teachers can quickly have a space to relax on their lunch break once more.

Tips for Minimizing Microwave Fire Risk
    •    Avoid heating items not approved for use in microwaves. Hazardous materials include metal, foil, and twist ties. Microwaving metals can cause arcing, which can ignite a fire.
    •    Make sure the microwave is cleaned regularly to reduce fire risks and make sure it is unplugged during cleaning.
    •    Never try to dry or sterilize clothing, shoes, or blankets in a microwave, as a fire can start when you take them out.
    •    Avoid putting recycled paper products, including paper towels, in a microwave unless it is approved for microwave use, as these products have small metal flecks that can spark or start a fire.
    •    If a fire occurs in the microwave, turn it off immediately and unplug it if it is safe to do so. Do not open the door of the microwave until the fire has been suffocated.

How SERVPRO Removes Damage Fast
SERVPRO technicians can remove debris quickly after fire damage has occurred. For light soot deposits, dry cleaning methods such as Crumbly Cleaner and dry cleaning sponges may be used.

If nearby tables, counters, or cabinets are affected by charring, technicians can use baking soda as a gentle blast medium to remove charring and discoloration with deodorizing effects. To get rid of soot on nearby dishes, technicians can soak them in an alkaline detergent before hand-washing. Roto-pads or brushes can agitate, buff, or polish flooring to remove damage.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock aids local institutions with service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (501) 803-9700 for cleanup that can start within hours.

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Some of the Biggest Problems With Flood Damage in Little Rock

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

storm damaged shingles on a house Whether it's roof damage or a water incursion, storm damage can often affect many parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO to remediate any damage.

Storm Flood Damage Little Rock – Emergency Response

Intense storms can blow through the area with little warning. High winds can tear off roofs, projectiles blown by the wind can punch holes in buildings, and heavy rain can soak everything. With no power to run pumps and emergency equipment, it can be very challenging for most people unless help is on the way.

It is these situations where SERVPRO provides storm flood damage relief in Little Rock and surrounding areas. We have been part of the Little Rock community since 2002 and have experienced almost every kind of storm and flooding imaginable. We are also part of the Large Loss Recovery team and provide storm recovery help in Arkansas and adjacent states.

Assessing and Setting Priorities

After a significant storm, there is often much damage to buildings and property. SERVPRO crew chiefs always assess the situation and deploy the appropriate resources to protect your buildings and possessions from further damage.

With portions of a roof missing or broken windows, rainstorms can cause additional damage to the building and the contents. We provide board up services for windows to prevent additional moisture entering the building as well as securing the building. We can also place large tarps on a roof damaged by the wind to prevent further moisture from entering the building.

Often there is no power after a massive storm. SERVPRO can provide electric generators to provide electricity for emergency services such as medical requirements, refrigeration, and pumps to remove water from the building.

Once the situation has stabilized, we begin cleanup of the interior of the building, recovery, and cleaning of contents. With the windows and roof repaired, full-scale cleaning and drying can begin. SERVPRO can coordinate with various trades to repair and restore your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700-1801 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Maumelle, Ferndale, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Act Fast To Limit More Damage In Little Rock After A Water Damage Disaster

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Three of our green machines drying the hallway in this property We have the equipment and expertise to restore your property to pre-damage condition. We are available 24/7 and act fast to prevent further damage.

Drying Glue-Down Carpet in Your Little Rock High School

When water lines spring a leak in the ceiling above the administration offices of your Little Rock high school, several structural elements and areas could become severely affected by this development. Because water pools along the flooring, addressing these concerns should be one of the priorities of our responding SERVPRO team. We can work to provide mitigation services that protect exposed furniture, flooring, and the critical documentation kept in the offices.

The need for water removal in a Little Rock school might not be as damaging and destructive if the right containment measures can get taken quickly. If this water loss can get held to the office area exclusively, you can continue to run in a limited capacity while our technicians begin mitigation and drying efforts. Clearing surface water and drying out carpeting can help our team to get a fast handle on the water damage threat before the situation gets out of control.

Depending on the severity of the water breach in the pipes from the ceiling, the office areas could contend with several inches of standing water even when a fast response occurs. With the glue-down carpeting common to school office buildings, there is only a thin layer of short pile carpet stretched over a concrete pad rather than wooden subflooring, padding, and the thickness of carpeting you might expect in a residential setting.

Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, our SERVPRO team can utilize our light carpet wands to pull water from both the surface and from inside the flooring material. Once we have made a complete pass with this tool over the full water damaged area, the rest of the moisture can get removed with a combination of centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers. This approach prevents the need to detach the carpet from the concrete and reinstall it after drying occurs.

Addressing water damage in your school office can help to keep documents safe and prevent the replacement of carpeting and other structural elements. With effective mitigation services that can begin as soon as our professionals arrive, we can get you back to business as usual quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team a call today at (501) 803-9700.

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Get Results with Professional Fire Damage Cleanup in Little Rock

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Wall plug covered in soot Soot covering your walls, contact SERVPRO

SERVPRO has the tools for fire clean up in your home

One major mistake that many homeowners make when they have had a house fire that resulted in very little smoke or charring damage is to try tackling the cleanup on their own. Because there can be a lot of smoke penetration and damage that remains unnoticed, calling the experts at SERVPRO is always the best course of action.

Whenever you suffer loss from fire damage in Little Rock, trying to take the route of DIY often leaves your home riddled with pesky odors and hidden moisture that could have otherwise been taken care of with the assistance of trained professionals. Mold and odors tend to spread, which can lead to costly damage, the need for significant repairs moving forward, and potential health hazards.

These are some of the more common problems that our SERVPRO technicians are available to address:

Lingering Moisture

Households already contain mold spores that are dormant until germination takes place. Any water-soaked materials once the fire is completely extinguished must be thoroughly dried, or mold spores can develop rapidly over the next 24-72 hours. Our highly-trained technicians at SERVPRO use specialized moisture detection equipment throughout the home to find any areas where water may have migrated under flooring and behind walls. We make sure that everything is dried correctly and then apply antimicrobial solutions to inhibit further mold growth.

Foul Odors

Soot particles are not always visible to the human eye, and once they are airborne, these particles often make their way into your HVAC system to spread fast. Wherever soot particles end up, they leave behind foul odors. These residuals are why SERVPRO employs a multi-layer approach to eliminating smoke odors by way of thermal foggers and HEPA filtered air scrubbers with onboard charcoal filters to eradicate odors. If the job calls for it, our team also works on cleaning your home’s ductwork to rid the space of residual smoke odors.

SERVPRO is available for fire damage assessment, water extraction, industrial cleaning solutions, and all of the specialized equipment after a fire to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700, and we can deploy a team as soon as possible to get started.

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Our Experts Can Save Your Fire And Smoke Damaged Home In Little Rock

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage and Odor Cleanup in Little Rock Home

The issues of fire damage and odor tend to go hand in hand, and both require addressing for a complete restoration. Some of the most common types of cleanup are kitchen blazes.

A grease fire in a Little Rock kitchen left behind extensive fire damage and odor in the home. One of the first actions technicians performed upon arrival was the removal of the charred stove.

Cleanup of Structural Damage
The cabinets required a tear-out due to charring, as did the sheetrock along with the wall and ceiling by the stove. The floor did not receive any direct damage from the flames but needed removal as it delaminated from the substantial amount of water used to extinguish the fire.

Extraction of Water and Smoke Damage
Water brings musty odors, and soot has its own distinctive calling-card scent. SERVPRO technicians extracted the water and began removal of the smoke residue from the walls and ceiling. After water extraction efforts complete, and drying of the affected area occurs. As a part of the air quality improvement, air scrubbers run during the cleanup process to capture airborne soot particles and port them off-site. The techs have access to an extensive array of cleaners to lift off different types of smoke damage. Many of these cleaning agents have deodorization capabilities.

Prepping for Repairs
Before the replacement of the cabinets, flooring, and other structural items can happen, the foundation needs to be free from odors. The hand cleaning of surfaces goes a long way towards reducing odors. Each odor control application is unique to the amount of treatment needed on a case by case basis. Sometimes the neutralization of scents requires multiple methods. Two of the most frequent types of odor treatments are the use of hydroxyl generators, a safe way to remove airborne odors. Thermal fogging is another method that works exceptionally well in the case of eliminating scents from porous objects.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 has the knowledge and equipment to get rid of fire damage and odor no matter how large the problem is, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Fire Damage In Little Rock

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

fire at commercial property Contact our commercial team, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

Use Professional Commercial Fire Damage Teams to Avoid Disruption to your Little Rock Hotel

Fires and the resulting hot ash can cause widespread damage to a Hotel. As a property manager, you need to provide a quick response in the face of angry guests as well as working hard to restore the harm. Often smoke can travel far beyond the fire itself staining stairwells, walls, ceilings, and even exteriors of your block. Over time any soots that have not bonded with the surface begin to drop onto the floor soiling carpets and communal furniture.

Our team of servicemen and women are trained to deal with a substantial loss in commercial fire damage and are based here in Little Rock. By working together with a determined crew chief, SERVPRO technicians can get your property back to a safe, preloss condition. Throughout the service, we can communicate with you directly to ensure there is a minimal inconvenience for your guests as well as staff.

No two fires present the same challenge to a restorer. SERVPRO conducts thorough pre-testing of materials and smoke types to tailor a solution to each job we do. Tailoring is essential because buildings have different requirements, and we may need to consider air circulation as well as whether to put in place open or closed system drying. Our crew chiefs worked quickly to minimize any disruption to yourself and put in place an efficient restoration plan.

At high temperatures, soots can bond with surfaces. These may include paintwork, furniture, upholstery or sheetrock, and exterior walls where possible SERVPRO uses oil or water-based solvents to dissolve soiling. We can then rinse the wall removing both solvent and soiling. These materials need proper disposal, and we can take them with us at the end of service to a specialized waste facility.

In some cases, soiling may bond with a surface and cannot be easily removed. In these exceptional circumstances, our technicians can repaint the wall using sealant paints. These help to lock in odors as well as providing a fresh, clean slate for you to paint over. Our industrial fogging equipment can thoroughly remove any residual odors after cleaning and painting are complete.

Hotels need to deal with soots and soiling as quickly as possible to avoid disruption to their guests. Contact our commercial team, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

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