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The Dangers of Water Damage In Your Little Rock Restaurant

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe in home Restaurants may have water damage from pipes issues. SERVPRO can handle any sized water damage job needed.

Little Rock Business Closures Get Reopened Quicker with SERVPRO's Water Cleanup and Restoration Services

Water damage can affect your restaurant in several different ways. While you are always insistent on keeping up with the needs of the building so that you always have customers satisfied with the experience that they get when they come to your eatery, some things are just out of your control. When you face a water emergency in your restaurant, though, seeking professional restoration services is a wise decision.  

You might not instantly think of water damage to your Little Rock restaurant as that big of a deal, but various considerations must get made when you face a scenario like this. For starters, you have to consider the most efficient way of cleaning up the mess and restoring the damage so that you are not fighting this problem over an extended period or allowing the situation to get worse than it already is. SERVPRO IICRC technicians get trained to handle all manner of water damage, so we know how to handle any situation and can work quickly to bring your establishment back to its preloss condition. 

Water Damage Can Lead to Mold Damage

The longer that you wait to resolve an issue like this, the more likely compounding damages result. An excellent example of this would be mold growth throughout the affected area due to the heightened moisture and dampness. Every facet of restoration is intricate and involved, but adding mold remediation on top of what you already face could close your doors for a much longer time.  

You, of course, have your profits to consider in a situation like this, as the longer, you wait to resolve the issue, the longer you go without the flow of customer traffic your eatery typically draws. This also poses a damaging situation for employees of your business who rely on the income provided to them. Without the restaurant being open and serving patrons, these employees would be asked not to come into work until the situation has gotten resolved, leaving them short of their average income expectancy. 

These are a few reasons that SERVPRO of Little Rock is a wise choice for your water damage restoration needs. Our experienced technicians are available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700.

What Causes Most Residential Fire Damage in Little Rock?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Fire damage remediation by SERVPRO technicians is a one-of-a-kind service. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Most Fire Damage in Little Rock Results from Everyday Household Accidents. 

When many of us think about the causes of house fires in Little Rock, we generally imagine extraordinary situations. The reality, however, often contradicts these envisioned sources of fire damage. Many times, residential fires are caused by everyday household mishaps. 

SERVPRO, experts in Little Rock water & fire damage restorations, has encountered and effectively dealt with the effects of all types of house fires. In our experience, most of these fires are not caused by dramatic events like lightning strikes, wildfires, or arson. More often, they result from fairly common accidents that most of us have had or have almost had.

Some common mishaps that can lead to fire and smoke damage:

  • Forgetting to turn off cooking appliances and electric devices like clothes irons
  • Out of control grease fires that start while frying foods
  • Falling asleep on a couch or in your bed with a lit cigarette
  • Electrical shorts or exposed wiring that ignite nearby materials
  • Overheating halogen lamps and other light sources that start fires
  • Children playing with appliances, electrical devices, lighters, or matches

When remediating fire-damaged homes, our house fire clean-up and fire damage restoration technicians usually find that one or more of these situations has caused the blaze. 

With all that said, if your home is ever damaged in a fire and you need help cleaning up the resulting fire damage, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Little Rock. Our skilled and well-equipped professionals are ready for your call 24/7 at (501) 803-9700.

Why SERVPRO for Removing Mold Damage From Little Rock Homes

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a ceiling with a border. Mold damage will take over your property before you know what is going on. Call SERVPRO of Little Rock for protection from further issues.

Property Owners in Little Rock Often Turn to SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold spores are common to every Little Rock home, but an active mold infestation is not a common occurrence. Cleaning the house and then removing the mold spores requires a trained service to return it to a pre-infestation condition. 

Most Little Rock mold damage remains confined to a room or a section of a home. SERVPRO restoration crews train to remediate (cannot eliminate) mold by establishing containment, removing contamination, and cleaning structural and personal property depending on the surface type of affected materials. 

First Step of Mold Damage Remediation

First, technicians isolate the contaminated area to prevent unintentionally spreading mold throughout the structure. Our crews use plastic sheeting to cover all entry and exit points like doors, windows, and hallways. They also seal the air vents to stop passive airflow and block the HVAC system from drawing air and mold spores into the rest of the home. If the infested area is extensive, crews may set up a clean room to store tools and clothing while removing mold to help prevent spreading mold spores. 

Step Two, Mold Removal

Next, SERVPRO technicians remove the mold contamination from affected surfaces. They fall into two categories, porous and non-porous. Porous surfaces include carpets, fabrics, and insulation. With most of these surfaces, crews have to remove the property from the affected area. Technicians remove items like upholstered furniture and curtains outside the home to clean them. They can clean carpets using an anti-fungal agent and a shampoo machine to kill the spores and remove them with the contaminated water. Insulation, depending on the type and degree of contamination, maybe cleanable. However, when in doubt, throw it out.

Non-porous surfaces are items with glass, metal, or hard plastic for the tops and sides. Technicians can usually clean these with a wet sponge and a mild detergent if needed. For thicker mold layers on these surfaces, our restoration specialists can use vacuums with a HEPA filter that can pick up and trap even a single spore off a countertop. 

There is also a smaller category of semi-porous materials, which include concrete and wood. These rougher surfaces require agitation of the surface to remove mold spores from every crack and crevice. Standard agitation actions include sanding, wire brushing, and damp wiping with an abrasive cleaning agent. Ice or soda blasting are advanced techniques for abrasively removing mold patches and hyphae without causing a mess. 

Cleaning and removing mold from the surfaces in a home requires a professional restoration company. If you need us, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 today.

What To Expect During Fire Damage Restoration In Little Rock

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

Fire fighters with water hitting a burning home A fire outburst is scary enough, do not tackle the damage on your own. Call SERVPRO of Little Rock we want to help.

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

A fire in your Little Rock residence can be an overwhelming experience. Often ignited by an accident or failure to monitor a common household task like cooking or a decorating decision like lighted candles, the blaze is unexpected. The homeowner or family members can feel incapacitated in the aftermath with fear or even guilt. Our professional fire restoration crews manage the damage and set your mind at ease.

The extent of and variations in the fire damage to your Little Rock dwelling can be daunting. Your instincts and reliance on other cleanup experiences do not provide the foundation needed to mitigate the damage appropriately. Charring, smoke, and soot damage require specialized techniques, tools, and products for the best outcomes. Fire extinguishing also leaves most homes soaked in water and chemicals. This complex mix of challenges requires our broad spectrum of disaster restoration training and skills.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration

Our production team leads arrive ready to assess and plan for all aspects of the damage. Water removal and structural drying precedes other tasks for safety and to prevent secondary issues such as microbial growth. Then the SERVPRO team focuses on cleaning the residues left by the fire.

If the fire burned, fast and hot, loose and ashy debris is typical, frequent when the fire ignites paper or other quickly burning items. Fires in the kitchen are often protein-based, leaving a sticky, almost lacquer-like substance on surfaces. Electrical shorts and oily rags or other slower burning fires combust incompletely, spreading a dark, thick, and sticky soot. SERVPRO crews evaluate the characteristics of the residues and match tools and products to the particular circumstances of your home fire.

Ash and light soot respond well to brushing with dry sponges and vacuuming with HEPA fitted equipment. The hardened leavings of a kitchen fire can require solvents or other bond-dissolving cleaners. After electrical and other slower burns, heavy coatings benefit from cleaning products containing wetting agents and surfactants that loosen and lift the heavy soot. SERVPRO technicians train extensively in methods that allow for effective abrasive actions without permanent damage to the surfaces treated when the soot adheres firmly.

We work fast but professionally, the speed necessary because the acidic residues from a fire progressively damage all building materials and your prized possessions. SERVPRO also packs out fire damaged movable items to clean and restore off-site. We also offer deodorization services that eliminate, not cover up, fire-related smells. All the tasks take time, most efficiently done by our team of fire damage specialists. 

Take the first steps to restore your home to “Like it never even happened.” Engage the services of SERVPRO of Little Rock. Call (501) 803-9700 immediately after the firefighters leave to get the process moving.

What Factors Set Professional Water Restoration Apart in Little Rock?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

A man catching water falling from the ceiling, a woman behind him on the phone holding a child Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock as soon as you notice your home water damage. We can be in rout to you quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals have several efficient and effective practices to restore Little Rock homes after water damage. 

As tempting as DIY cleaning and restoration might be after a water damage incident, these situations often fall short of what a property needs. Our professional SERVPRO team can help in many ways.

What Are Practices You Can Expect from SERVPRO? 

As a leader of water restoration companies for Little Rock, our SERVPRO roster offers various recovery and cleaning solutions for water-damaged residences. Some of these include:

  • Content Recovery – Protecting your personal belongings through relocation and on-site cleaning can ensure that irreparable harm does not befall the things that matter most.
  • Water Damage Repairs – With a general contractor license, we can offer controlled demolition, replace damaged plumbing, and reinstall discarded building materials to make water disasters “Like it never even happened.”
  • Water Removal Services – Eliminating surface water can be a considerable obstacle, but with many of our rapid-removal solutions like truck-mount extractors and submersible pumps, we can overcome standing water fast.
  • Surface Cleaning – Using several potent and health-conscious cleaning products designed to protect material substrates without chemical residues, we can prevent unnecessary structural tear-out and build-back.

When you consider choosing a professional water restoration company, our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team has multiple ways to help after water disasters. Give our experienced team a call today at (501) 803-9700.

Fixture Wear Can Lead to Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

leaking pipe spewing water It doesn't take long for a hidden leak to create major water damage. Inspect your home often for signs of moisture.

Little Rock Properties Often Suffer Water Problems from Failed Plumbing

While there are countless ways that water can negatively impact your home, few people tend to think of something as simple as a broken fixture in their Little Rock residence. Something as fundamental as a broken faucet or connection to the plumbing underneath a sink or leading to a shower could result in damages. These kinds of problems out of their line of sight are out of mind until a problem appears.

By the time that these fixtures fail in your Little Rock home, water damages could result. Even a fast reaction time on your part to cut the water supply could still impact all of the rooms adjacent to the walls housing the plumbing. Even if you are not aware of where exactly the leak has occurred, you can trust that our experienced SERVPRO professionals can identify the problem and how to restore the damage that it caused. 

Our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home to work immediately on assessing the full scope of the damage and the equipment that we need to fix the problem you face. Extraction is often a large part of this process, especially in areas where substantial water damage has occurred. While hard flooring surfaces are ideal for using our wet-vacs and portable pumps, sometimes specialized equipment like weighted extractors are necessary for carpeted areas that get impacted by the spread of the water. 

Drying the area is a critical step for our SERVPRO technicians. While air movers and dehumidification equipment work to remove the moisture from open areas affected, our injectidry system moves air through the wall cavity where the plumbing problem has gotten repaired to eliminate any lingering dampness or moisture in these areas. This process also helps to prevent dormant mold spores from developing into significant and damaging colonies. 

There are plenty of ways that water and the resulting damage can affect your home, but no matter the reason, having the right team of professionals can make all the difference in how smoothly the restoration goes. Trust our experienced team at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to help you with any water damage your home faces. We are available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700.

Why a Full-Service Restoration Company is the Best Choice to Remediate Fire Damage in Little Rock

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

closeup of fireman utilizing hose; water being sprayed on property Did you know that water damage is a result of extinguishing fires? SERVPRO can remediate your fire and water damaged home. Call us today.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

A fire in your Little Rock home is much more than an inconvenience. The damage done is often severe and more pervasive than you might at first fear. Cleanup and restoration require a broad skill set and specialized equipment. Our team has the training, experience, and tools to quickly and efficiently turn a fire damage scenario back to preloss condition.

One consideration few homeowners fully understand before they experience fire damage in their Little Rock home is the severity of water harm to building structure and contents following a fire. Before our crews tackle the smoke, soot, and charring, we must be sure to remove the water used to extinguish the flames and then dry out your home. Water damage leads to secondary issues such as mold growth or progressive deterioration of the wood, metal, and other materials providing the structure of your home. Our highly qualified employees are adept at resolving water damage issues.

Once SERVPRO resolves the water damage, we move swiftly on developing and implementing a plan for fire damage cleanup and restoration. The residues deposited on surfaces, fabrics, furnishings, and possession after a fire are highly acidic, corroding all they touch. Harm begins within minutes and worsens as time passes. Plastics discolor, metal and glass etch, and wood deteriorates. Evaluation of the safety of stored food in pantry areas and even refrigerators and freezers must occur.

Our crews know how to approach different types of soot, matching tools, and cleaning products to ensure a fast but professional-grade effort. Because of the advanced training, our crews master in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) classes, we work through every space quickly and without duplicative efforts. SERVPRO can inventory and pack out personal belongings and removable household goods and furnishings for targeted attention. Our experts can coax back to a previous condition many items a homeowner might discard, believing they are ruined. Utilizing our skills and experience saves time and money.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is ready to prove the difference a full-spectrum restoration company can make when your home experiences fire damage. Call (501) 803-9700 to set up an inspection and develop a plan.

How Can Homeowners Handle Water Removal in Little Rock?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

water damage and mold on ceiling Water damage can lead to mold damage. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of moisture to ensure your home is dry!

Water Removal in Little Rock Requires Special Equipment and Tools That Only Professional Restorers like SERVPRO Have the Skill to Use 

Inadequate water removal can cause mold growth and odors within 48 hours. If restoration is delayed for several days, you can incur heavy losses and irreversible damage. It is vital to involve reliable restorers like SERVPRO within 24 hours after the unfortunate incident.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of technicians with specialized skills and equipment necessary to handle water removal in Little Rock homes without causing more damage. We conduct accurate testing to determine how water traveled in the property and where moisture could be hiding. We perform effective restoration by doing the following:

  • Using appropriate techniques to promote effective drying.
  • Removing contaminated materials.
  • Use of antimicrobial products.

If you recently experienced one of these incidents on your property, it is essential to involve professional restorers for thorough water removal behind drywall and other hard-to-confined areas.

Our SERVPRO restorers can use low-grain refrigerants to dry the area to a lower humidity ratio. The equipment ensures to raise the rate of evaporation, leading to drying even in confined spaces. We can use non-penetrating moisture meters to ensure the property is dry and ready to be occupied.

When water damage occurs in your property, fight the interest of conducting water removal yourself. Instead, contact SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for 24/7 water removal. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Can Mold Removal in North Little Rock Spread Spores Around the Home?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold damage growing on walls in bathroom on walls around toilet. Mold can grow quickly. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage for effective remediation

SERVPRO Technicians Use Mold Removal Methods that Can Prevent Spreading

Managing cross-contamination is vital in returning property with mold to its preloss condition. Mold can spread through airborne spores, which can be invisible to the naked eye. Usually, mold remediation requires aggressive cleaning or demolition of materials which can all cause spores to become airborne. 

Our services include:

  • Mold Remediation 
  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal 

Since mold removal in North Little Rock homes can lead to the spread of mold spores, it is essential to use containment equipment and an organized methodology. SERVPRO technicians learn about containment and how to use equipment designed to control mold infestation during their training. We can ensure that cross-contamination is not an issue in your home.

  • Cleaning surfaces from the top down can prevent spreading by ensuring that any settled mold spores are removed.
  • Our aggressive cleaning methods are pushed in the direction of negative air-pressure machines to prevent spreads.
  • We take time between cleaning rounds to allow spores to settle and ensure they do not remain in the structure or room. 

The correct methodology can prevent mold from returning. Contact SERVPRO of Little Rock for mold removal at (501) 803-9700.

Can a Slow Leak Cause Long-term Damage to a Little Rock Home?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is the Water Mitigation Expert for Little Rock Residents

A slow leak in a home may seem like a benign problem. However, these issues can have severe consequences without the correct assessment and intervention. Slow leaks can often occur behind walls or fittings. As time passes, moisture's presence begins to cause odor problems as bacteria and fungi settle on wet surfaces. 

We can assist with:

  • Water cleanup
  • Water remediation
  • Ceiling leaks

By enlisting professionals for water mitigation in your Little Rock home, you can significantly reduce long-term damages. SERVPRO technicians have a range of equipment for monitoring and measuring moisture problems in the house. Using advanced drying equipment, our team can produce a positive result for your home and prevent secondary damages. 

  • Cavity drying equipment allows warm air circulation into wall cavities and can reduce hidden moisture damage.
  • Anti-microbial chemicals and biocides help prevent the buildup of bacteria and microorganisms. 
  • Technicians are experts at removing and replacing wet insulation or drywall at residential properties. 

If you notice the signs of water damage in your home, it is vital to bring in an expert. Contact SERVPRO of Little Rock for water mitigation services at (501) 803-9700.