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We Get You Back In Business In Little Rock After A Flood

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Get You Back In Business In Little Rock After A Flood Storm damage in this house left rainwater pooled on the hardwood floor. We had the equipment and expertise to remove the flood water right away.

Commercial Flood Damage Remedied Fast for Retail Store

When flood damage hits a residence, it is a bad situation. When a commercial property such as a retail store has a water intrusion, it is even worse. When the business requires closing during mitigation, the store is not selling and making a profit, employees are not earning wages, and while the shop remains closed, the competitors are gaining ground. There have even been instances of unhappy customers leaving water damaged businesses poor reviews on outlets such as Yelp because the company closed for repairs and was not available when the customer needed them.

SERVPRO technicians work quickly to assist Little Rock businesses with commercial flood damage. When we arrive onsite, we scope the company to determine all areas of water migration. Sheetrock is notorious for wicking moisture and then buckling and warping. In cases where this occurs, we measure roughly a foot above the water line and cut away the damp sheetrock. This action serves the dual purpose of allowing more airflow as well as stopping any further absorption of water.

We look for and remove undamaged stock and items that have the potential for sanitization. Due to the probability of groundwater containing contaminants, we test the water to determine the presence of toxins, chemicals, or sewage and clean accordingly. Porous items in the store that absorb the water generally require discarding as sanitization for reuse is not an option. 

During mitigation, we attempt to disrupt the business as little as possible. However, in some cases, it is easier to clean up the flood damage and dry the property after packing out the contents. This is especially crucial in cases where raised humidity from the excessive moisture has the potential to cause harm to stock items or furnishings such as wooden desks which can warp or swell. 

Once dry, we treat the business with any necessary odor control applications and move the packed out contents back in. Because we carefully note where items come from including photos, SERVPRO technicians have no problem putting each piece back precisely where it came from. 

Sanitization and establishing a healthy work environment is crucial. Before the business reopens SERVPRO technicians:

  • Wipe down all water-affected surfaces with our professional antimicrobial cleaners
  • Apply antimicrobial sealers as needed
  • Use steam cleaners to leave floors hygienic

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock stands ready to assist business owners with commercial flood damage 24/7. Call us at (501) 803-9700, and we can be on-site within an hour and turn around the loss so your business can reopen as quickly as possible "Like it never even happened."

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Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock Can Be Easy

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock Can Be Easy Make sure that electric items such as a heated blanket are well attended in your home. Contact SERVPRO for more information or remediation after fire.

Get Quick Fire Damage Repair in Little Rock after a Bedroom Fire

Few homeowners suspect that a fire could start from their bedroom, but it can happen because of poor maintenance or misuse of electrical devices. Electrical fires can start if heat builds up in worn electrical cords and using electric blankets or warmers without lab approval.

Heaters can also cause fires if someone places them close to combustible items. If there’s fire damage in your Little Rock home, there could be many problems that can ruin your property and its contents further if not attended. It takes just a few days for soot and other residues to ruin surfaces and possessions, making them unsalvageable. At SERVPRO, we know the urgency required to restore buildings successfully after a fire. Our technicians have experience in restoring walls, floors, and ceilings and salvaging possessions safely.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and technology in our fire damage restoration process. When we arrive at a fire-damaged house, we walk through the affected areas with the homeowner to pretest the cleanability of surfaces. Our technicians determine which items they can restore, take an inventory and scope of the affected areas, and explain the best steps for restoration. To make filing insurance claims easier, we offer a contents claim inventory service that involves generating comprehensive room-by-room inventories. We categorize the contents as non-salvageable, questionable, or salvageable.

Our SERVPRO crews use advanced content cleaning strategies and tools to clean contents ruined by smoke and water. We can use ultrasonic cleaning to eradicate soils from small spaces and cracks. This cleaning method is suitable for removing substances like oil, dirt, stains, grease, abrasive residues and heat treatment scales from surfaces that need to be clean before being assembled or processed any further. 

A fire may also leave soot and carbon residues on different surfaces in your home. We can use soda blasting to remove such residues. This method involves using a soda blasting machine to deliver baking soda on the surfaces being cleaned. Soda blasting does not ruin the underlying surface or surrounding environment. Soda blast media is non-toxic, non-flammable, non-sparking and non-hazardous.

When in need of fire damage repair services, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for help. We have the tools and expertise to deal with the destruction, making it seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Don’t Let Fire Damage to Your Little Rock Business Get You Upset

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Let Fire Damage to Your Little Rock Business Get You Upset Fire damage in your store or office setting needs to be contained and remediated. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Containment After a Fire to Keep Little Rock Stores Open

Fire loss incidents present a substantial hazard to both your Little Rock store and anyone that wants to enter it before mitigation and restoration complete. Our professionals can appreciate how devastating closing your doors can be in spite of a disaster like this, and can be costlier than the actual repairs and restoration that your facility needs. With this in mind, our professionals work to ensure that we can do everything in our power to keep your business open during mitigation and restoration through multiple approaches.

With multiple layers of fire damage in Little Rock stores after the fire gets extinguished, it is important to get cleanup and recovery efforts started immediately to prevent even costlier repairs and reconstruction efforts later. Our SERVPRO team can work to quickly assess the full scope of the damage that your store has and works to mark the boundaries of these effects with physical barriers and air quality purification machines like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers.

With a prompt response to the situation by our team, we can prevent effects like soot, smoke, odors, and other damaging symptoms from spreading throughout the entire property. As such, by sectioning off the area that needs work, we can often allow the business to continue to function as it normally would, even at a reduced capacity, to ensure that you are available to your customers.

This approach is not always possible, especially in severe situations with substantial structural concerns. In these situations, our team works around the clock to mitigate, remediate, and restore each effect to get your doors back open as quickly as possible. It is our business to get you back in business.

We know that fire loss incidents can damage your property in multiple ways, and our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock specialists can help to overcome them all. We have a 24/7 response with advanced equipment designed to make every fire loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (501) 803-9700.

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What You Should do After Flood Damage to Your North Little Rock Home

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should do After Flood Damage to Your North Little Rock Home Floods can be overwhelming for homeowners. SERVPRO technicians are trained for fast and effective remediation.

The First Steps for North Little Rock Homeowners After a Flood

Our website and our professionals take the time to instruct North Little Rock residents with the appropriate response to flooding. However, many homeowners might have difficulty recalling them in a crisis.  We encourage property owners to reach out to our SERVPRO team quickly at the onset of flood damage, but many residents believe that they can mitigate the damage themselves. There are steps that you can take initially to help reduce the overall damage your home endures and the out-of-pocket expense in returning the property to preloss condition.

Flood damage in North Little Rock homes and businesses can quickly get out of control. It is critical to understand the strategies you can employ to reduce damage. By employing some of these techniques, equipment, and products, you can reduce the severity of the flooding in your structure and better protect it against widespread demolition and reconstruction. 

  • Think Safety – This is the most critical concern during flooding. Focus most on getting your family and pets someplace safe where they are not affected by this rising threat. As much as you want to get mitigation started immediately, it is not worth risking their well-being. 
  • Content Management – Our SERVPRO team has a dedicated content management team to protect the belongings in your house from the pressing threats. You too can reduce the damage to these items by moving them someplace untouched by the flood effects. 
  • Water Removal – Getting extraction started right away can help to limit structural deterioration and other pressing concerns. Utilize multiple available and rentable machines for this approach, from wet-vacs to gas-powered trash pumps. 
  • Proper Drying Equipment – There are many machines and equipment that our professionals use to dry out damaged properties. However, often with a fast response to the situation, homeowners can effectively complete these tasks with an air mover and dehumidifier combination. 

Although homeowners might wish to overcome flooding on their own, it is often more prudent and cost-effective to choose our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team. No matter how we can help, give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700. 

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The Pivotal Role of Equipment in Water Removal Services for Little Rock Homes

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Pivotal Role of Equipment in Water Removal Services for Little Rock Homes Let us show you the way Little Rock.

SERVPRO has all you need for your Little Rock water removal.

When large quantities of water enter the home, it can be overwhelming and challenging to know where to start. Excess moisture can cause havoc in a home environment, so it is essential to bring in professional expertise with both the equipment and experience to get the job done efficiently. We have trained technicians with the resources to mobilize specialist equipment to restore your home after a water spill. 

Equipment plays a pivotal role in delivering services for water removal in Little Rock. Depending on the amount of moisture in the home, we can mobilize different types of equipment not only to remove water but to dry the home both inside and out. At SERVPRO, we take into account the resilience of different materials in the home and adapt our approach to ensure no further damage is sustained during service. As a company with access to national resources, we are capable of investing in specialist equipment that can be mobilized quickly. 

The most critical piece of equipment in a water restoration technician's (WRT) armory is an extractor. Extractors are versatile pieces of equipment that combine vacuum power with a pump and heating element. Portable extractors are capable of removing 5 to 12 gallons of water and allow access to restricted areas of the home. Truck-mounted extractors, which are designed mainly for commercial properties, can store up to 100 gallons of wastewater. 

In carpeted properties, an extraction unit can be modified to reduce the likelihood of causing damage to contents. Glue down carpets can often be relatively weak and become even weaker when wet. A SERVPRO technician can use extractors on glue-down carpets without fear of causing damage by using the specially designed wand attachment. Thicker carpets, on the other hand, should be treated using a heavier device that helps to squeeze water out. 

Extraction is hundreds of times more efficient than dehumidification or open-system drying, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 to arrange a service. 

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We Are Available 24/7 To Handle Your Little Rock Fire Damage Restoration Services

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Are Available 24/7 To Handle Your Little Rock Fire Damage Restoration Services We are ready to respond to your call 24/7, and we’re faster to any size disaster. We have the training, equipment, expertise needed.

SERVPRO Helped Little Rock Homeowner Remove Fire Damage Odors After DIY Cleanup

Even a small scale fire in your home can leave behind an astounding level of fire damage to clean up. Of all the types of fires that get an improper cleanup, one of the most common is the protein fire, or more commonly known as, "Oops, dinner burned."

SERVPRO answered a call to mitigate a protein fire damage in a Little Rock kitchen, and there was very little evidence of the fire left, except for the pungent odor because the homeowner cleaned away the visible evidence of the fire, but his attempts at getting rid of the smell of a burned roast remained. This happens because during a fire as hot air expands, it forces odor-causing particles into porous objects and removal requires professional restoration services and odor control methods. 

Our team members hold certifications as Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. We know how to turn around fire loss of any size in a home with our techniques and equipment. Even though a short time had passed since the fire damage, we contained the kitchen and covered the vents to stop any further spread of odor in the home. Protein fires do not appear to have a lot of smoke damage, because the residue is nearly invisible. Using wet sponges, we hand-cleaned all exterior surfaces in the kitchen to get every trace of the hard-to-see film left behind. 

Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration are highly useful pieces of equipment for removing airborne soot particles. Each fire odor removal site is different; however, the science of odor control is finite. When deep cleaning surfaces and raising the air quality in the fire loss area do not remove the odor, stronger methods such as thermal fogging tend to bring positive results as it mimics the fire and sends a heated, deodorizing solvent to eradicate embedded soot. Hydroxyl generators are another go-to machine that safely neutralizes smoke odors at the molecular level. 

When the odor from fire damage does not go away, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700. Our certified technicians are ready 24/7 to mitigate fire loss in your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Technicians Discuss The Equipment We Use During Our Flood Damage Restoration Process In Maumelle

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Technicians Discuss The Equipment We Use During Our Flood Damage Restoration Process In Maumelle For proper drying methods, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 today.

Centrifugal Equipment And Injectidry Systems For Flood Damage In Maumelle

Water that enters your property from road overflow or a faulty plumbing system can migrate quickly. The negative result this can have on your possessions, interior structure, and indoor air quality can be severe if there is prolonged exposure to moisture. In the past, customers have returned from a weekend holiday and found their home saturated with floodwaters that have migrated into wall cavities, penetrated subfloors or entered crawlspaces.

Using advanced equipment and proper drying techniques, we have restored flood damage in Maumelle residences to preloss conditions. Primarily, our method of restoration is to encourage evaporation using centrifugal air movers as well as specialized structural cavity drying equipment. SERVPRO can adopt a range of methods to help restore your property quickly, remove moisture, and begin work restoring damages to possessions or furniture.

Creating airflow and increasing surface pressure helps to remove moisture from the affected area. SERVPRO technicians can do this by creating a closed or open system. In an open system, interior air is replaced by dry, outside air. Placing centrifugal air moving equipment in a space that is ventilated by open doors or windows can be an effective method of open system drying. In a closed system, we establish a smaller, controlled drying zone through physical barriers using dehumidifiers to exchange moisture with dry air.

Cavities in the home, such as between walls or floorboards, can be especially challenging to create airflow. SERVPRO uses Injectidry equipment to help establish an airflow inside a cavity and promote evaporation of moisture. We gain access by drilling small holes into the wall allowing access for Injectidry equipment. In some cases, raising the surface temperature of the wall can be beneficial to encouraging natural evaporation.

Ensuring that moisture is thoroughly removed from your property is essential to correcting property damages and can play a vital role in preventing secondary issues like microbial growth. For proper drying methods, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 today.

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How Quickly Should Extraction Begin After Water Damage in Little Rock?

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Quickly Should Extraction Begin After Water Damage in Little Rock? Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your water damaged home. Call us today!

Importance of Fast Extraction in Water Damaged Little Rock Homes 

There are many reasons that water loss incidents should not get left to resolve themselves in your Little Rock residence. With even moderate situations, damaging effects can still spread far beyond the source to affect multiple areas, materials, and contents. Additionally, affected areas include remote locations and spaces where homeowners cannot accurately determine the presence of saturation and moisture so that these effects can go unchecked and uncorrected without the expertise and equipment of skilled professionals like ours. 

We know how vital it is to address damage in your Little Rock home, beginning with water removal, as promptly as possible. While there are multiple tools at the disposal of our experienced SERVPRO team, for standing water scenarios it is often wise for our team to assess the severity of the situation before determining the best equipment to use. Our technicians arrive with the full measure of these options to immediately deploy the best tool for the job. 

There are multiple reasons why water extraction and mitigation as a whole must get started as promptly as possible following a water loss incident. Without full knowledge of the severity and spread of the situation, homeowners can allow moisture and saturation to persist out of sight. This lingering dampness can facilitate microbial growth and can also directly damage structural elements and degrade construction materials. 

Another reason why mitigation must begin as quickly as possible is the containment strategies that our SERVPRO professionals utilize. With these practices, physical barriers, and advanced equipment, we can stop the spread of water damage throughout your property while we get to work on removing pooling water and drying out the affected regions with air movers and dehumidifiers. 

It is imperative for professionals like our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team to get to work quickly on water damage that occurs in your house. We understand what equipment and tactics are necessary to make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700.

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Helping Your Business Weather the Flooding From Storms in Little Rock

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Helping Your Business Weather the Flooding From Storms in Little Rock Does your business have a plan for flood damage? SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can help.

Seasonal Flash Flood Damage Puts Little Rock Businesses at Risk

Storms, pushing their way through Little Rock, place local businesses at risk of severe destruction. Heavy rains and high winds, including tornadoes, have been in the news for weeks. When the conditions are right, commercial buildings can fill with overland or flash flood waters. Professional water removal and structural drying are crucial to save your business.

Commercial flood damage in Little Rock impacts the entire community and state where it occurs. The capital city relies on a robust economic climate to get the business of governing done. When public institutions and the businesses that support them suffer from flooding we take on the challenge to return even significant commercial losses to pre-disaster condition.

SERVPRO can respond to extensive flooding in one or more buildings. SERVPRO backs our local presence by a nationwide network of other commercial flood damage remediation experts. Rapid water removal and whole-building structural drying are crucial to halting the damage and transforming a chaotic mess back to “Like it never even happened.”

Investments in employee training and up to date equipment are vital components to the SERVPRO approach. Our technicians pursue advanced training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the restoration industry’s standard development organization. Our management seeks leading-edge equipment upgrades that make our response to commercial losses more efficient and guarantee project success.

When our team arrives experienced project managers assess the flood progression and the damage done. We then craft a plan to pump and extract the contaminated flood waters, disposing of them according to local hazardous waste regulations. SERVPRO technicians clean soiled surfaces and sanitize with EPA-registered disinfectants.

Precision moisture meters establish baselines for structural component drying goals. SERVPRO technicians monitor moisture reduction as powerful air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers dry out all affected spaces. As we complete these tasks, we pay particular attention to any evidence of microbial growth. The contamination present in flood waters enhances the possibility of microbial infestation. Not removing moisture causes mold to grow within 24-48 hours.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is a reliable flood damage remediation company, able to manage significant commercial water losses. Call us at (501) 803-9700 for a professional assessment and abatement plan.

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SERVPRO Acts As A Rapid Response Team To Handle Restoration In Your Little Rock Home After Flood Damage

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Acts As A Rapid Response Team To Handle Restoration In Your Little Rock Home After Flood Damage We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our experience, expertise and equipment to restore your home.

Identifying All Water Damage in Little Rock Homes After a Flood

Part of recovering your Little Rock home after a flood of any origin is to understand where all of the damage is and how it must get addressed. With our sophisticated tools and extensive training, we have a unique approach that can quickly tackle effects from flooding and work to preserve elements of your property when possible. We understand how quickly these effects can spread throughout your home, so we work to set up containment protocols and reduce the spread of these damages in your house with our initial arrival.

Damage assessment and a full inspection of your property can help to identify the full scale of flood damage to your Little Rock home. Given that some instances can result in the degradation and irreparable damaging of structural elements and construction materials, it is imperative that our SERVPRO professionals get to work on reducing standing water and drying saturated elements quickly.

Our team has multiple devices and tools to help identify the full scope of water damage in your home following flood damage. While much of these effects can get easily seen, other areas like wall cavities and specific construction materials can get damaged out of sight. Identifying this damage is as important as addressing the standing water and saturation you can see, as continued moisture can lead to microbial growth or other hazardous effects.

Moisture detection devices can easily identify the moisture content of affected materials to determine which require the most immediate attention. We can also utilize thermal imagery and infrared cameras to identify temperature differentials that indicate the presence of moisture and dampness. With this knowledge, our SERVPRO technicians can direct drying equipment to these damaged areas to prevent worsening conditions and structural degradation.

We understand that flooding can be a traumatic experience for homeowners, so we work to respond quickly to these situations to give each customer the full measure of our mitigation to reduce restoration time and cost. No matter when flood damage occurs, you can count on our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team to make its effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (501) 803-9700.

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