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Don't Let Mold Become a Growing Issue in Your Little Rock Home

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Let Mold Become a Growing Issue in Your Little Rock Home Seemingly small areas of mold can indicate a larger problem. Contact SERVPRO to eliminate to stop the growth and eliminate it.

Our Mold Damage Techniques Can Restore Your Little Rock Home

There is a presence of mold inside your Little Rock residence. It is essential to call a professional right away to handle the situation because ignoring the problem can result in an infestation rather quickly. Contacting us for the job makes sense because our skilled technicians can restore your home to its pre-mold state when possible.  

SERVPRO mold damage restoration teams in Little Rock are very diligent. You can trust them to take safety precautions during the containment phase to prevent mold from spreading to other areas of your home. First, our technicians seal areas such as windows, hallways, and doors with plastic sheeting to contain airborne spores. Plus, they block air vents to keep mold spores from spreading throughout your home via the heating and cooling system.  

After our techs seal the affected areas, the removal stage can begin. The surfaces we clean mold from can include porous surfaces like carpeting. In many cases, we use anti-fungal sprays to eliminate mold and to stop mold growth. Typically, we clean non-porous surfaces like metal or glass with wet sponges and detergents. Techs may also utilize a HEPA-filtered vacuum to remove layers of mold from non-porous surfaces as well as to pick up and trap mold spores. Crews may also use agitation methods such as wire brushing, sanding, or damp wiping to get rid of mold.  

After the containment and cleaning stages, our techs can begin to dry the area. One of the best pieces of equipment for this phase is an axial fan. These fans are high-velocity and quickly push damp air from the structure, which helps speed up the drying process. The team may also use air movers to draw in dry and warm that aids with moisture elimination. Dehumidifiers can also be put in place to reduce moisture levels inside the structure.  SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides mold damage restoration that you can trust. Contact us 24/7 at (501) 803-9700. When possible, we can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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How We Use Ice Blasters In Our Mold Damage Remediation Process To Restore Your Little Rock Property

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How We Use Ice Blasters In Our Mold Damage Remediation Process To Restore Your Little Rock Property When the signs of commercial mold damage in Little Rock begin to appear it needs to be dealt with efficiently.

Using Ice Blasters For Commercial Mold Damage In Kitchens Across Little Rock

A business needs to be equipped to solve issues at a moment's notice. Those could include temporary closure in the food and drinks industry where there is visible mold growth. Kitchens, in particular, require a professional cleaning service due to the sensitive nature of health and safety concerns. Hiring a professional restorer from your local area could ensure temporary closures are kept to a bare minimum and, when they do occur, take up the least amount of time.

When the signs of commercial mold damage in Little Rock begin to appear it needs to be dealt with efficiently. Temporary closures cost revenue and can have an impact on your monthly KPI. However, these damages also need to be dealt with thoroughly. A temporary closure with a thorough service is a small price to pay in comparison to an unfavorable assessment from a food safety officer.

When you contact SERVPRO with remediation and restoration requirements, we react immediately by sending a team of technicians to your location. Each unit is led by a dedicated project manager who can communicate the strategy, potential outcomes, and equipment needed directly with you throughout service. Direct contact guarantees you remain in control during restoration and can make us aware of any specific needs or attention.

Food processing equipment is not cheap, so replacing items showing mold damage may be a significant levy on your business. We work toward a restore over replace mentality that could save thousands in restoration costs. For food industries, SERVPRO can use dry ice blasting to get rid of mold growth on equipment.

Dry ice blasting can clean a variety of different materials and textures in one clean sweep. This makes it especially useful in kitchens where there are likely to be metals, plastics, and rubbers. It is a quick way to get the job done but is also thorough decontaminating surfaces from salmonella, e.coli, and Listeria. SERVPRO can use ice blasters to remediate mold damage where chemical or abrasive cleaners may cause problems with food production.

If your business is forced into closure, make sure it is a temporary one by calling SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 289-5682.

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Instant Success with Water Removal from Little Rock Homes When SERVPRO Does the Job

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Instant Success with Water Removal from Little Rock Homes When SERVPRO Does the Job SERVPRO Takes Out the Water from Little Rock Homes

Unexpected Effects from Flooding in Your Little Rock Home

For all of the benefits that residents have discovered in living in the Little Rock area, there are some persistent threats that locals have to stay mindful of throughout certain times of the year. Severe weather systems, particularly those pushing up from the Gulf, can create violent storms that can allow for considerable damage to properties and create natural disasters such as flooding.

One of the troublesome things about flood damages to your Little Rock property is that many homeowners do not fully understand the widespread effects that this could have for their house. While the initial high volumes of water could prove traumatic enough to contend with, the water is not the only concern that you should have. The more you understand about flooding and its effects on your home, the more you can appreciate the essential work that professional restoration teams like our SERVPRO technicians do.

Among the first considerations that a homeowner should have is the path or source of the water that has gotten into their home. Flooding can happen in a multitude of ways, and some of these circumstances allow for contaminants like chemicals, dead animals, or other biohazards to enter your home along with the floodwaters. Our technicians have the tools and expertise to assess these risks and clean/disinfect your home thoroughly once the water gets dried up.

In truth, cleaning is almost always a necessity regarding natural flooding in homes throughout the area. This water travels from rising creeks, streams, and rivers to find its way to your house. The path and origins allow for mud, debris, and sediment to travel along with the forceful movement of the water until it settles in your house. Our SERVPRO professionals have industry-leading cleaning equipment to pull dirt and mud from furniture, carpeting, drapes, and more. Black Water carries pathogens.

While these are excellent examples of some of the secondary effects that you could experience with flooding in your home, they only scratch the surface of what your house could face. You can count on our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock emergency response team to quickly restore your home to its original state, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call immediately at the sign of flooding at (501) 236-4699.

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Our Mold Damage Teams In Little Rock Take Precautions To Clean And Remove Mold

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Mold Damage Teams In Little Rock Take Precautions To Clean And Remove Mold Mold can grow inside your home, which can lead to an infestation of active mold if it is not dealt with quickly.

Our Team Takes Precautions To Clean And Remove Mold

Mold can grow inside your Little Rock home, which can lead to an infestation of active mold if it is not dealt with quickly. When this happens, call professionals to clean and remove the mold right away. Our teams are highly trained and can restore your property to its pre-mold condition when possible.

SERVPRO mold damage teams in Little Rock work fast to contain mold and take safety measures to prevent it from spreading throughout other sections of the home. First, our techs use plastic sheeting to block off areas such as windows, hallways, and doors. The crew also seals air vents to stop airflow and to prevent mold spores from spreading through the HVAC system. If necessary, the team can set up a clean room to store the clothing they wear and the equipment they use during the cleanup and containment stages. This step helps prevent mold spores from spreading to other areas of the structure.

Once the team seals the affected areas, they begin to remove mold from various surfaces. The surfaces our crews clean are either porous or non-porous. Porous surfaces include insulation and carpeting. Crews can use anti-fungal sprays to kill active mold spores on porous surfaces and to prevent mold from growing back. The team can take materials like drapes or upholstered furniture outside of the home to clean them. It is important to stress that if contaminated water comes in contact with carpeting and other materials, the crew has to throw those items away.

Typically, our techs can clean non-porous surfaces such as glass or metal with wet sponges and mild detergents. For thicker layers of mold on non-porous surfaces, the team may use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to pick up and trap mold spores. For semi-porous surfaces such as concrete or wood, teams may need to employ agitation techniques such as sanding, ice or soda blasting, damp wiping or wire brushing to remove mold.

The technicians may also use air scrubbers to clean the air and reduce stale mold odors. Plus, crews can use these machines to remove airborne mold spores from the area. Our techs may also utilize dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels. After our crews clean and remove the mold from the structure, they can start the drying phase. We may use axial fans to push damp air from the structure and to speed up drying. Air movers may also be put in place to draw in warm, dry air and to reduce moisture levels.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides professional mold damage services. We are always close by and can offer you the proper assistance. Contact us 24/7 at (501) 803-9700.

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Removing Soot, Smoke and Staining From Your Ferndale Home After Fire Damage

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Removing Soot, Smoke and Staining From Your Ferndale Home After Fire Damage Observing your home contents after a fire can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Remediation Response Speed Can Help Prevent Secondary Damages

Fire is not always a disaster, but it is debilitating. Soot and smoke residue can stain your walls, furniture, and fittings. Synthetics can react with heat to produce harmful toxins. After firefighters leave, there is also secondary water damage to consider which, if left alone, can lead to mold, mildew or other permanent damages.
 
The impact of fire damage to Ferndale homes is significantly reduced by reacting quickly and efficiently. The extent of damage is complicated and is caused by a myriad of different factors. That could include the type of material burnt, the amount of heat, oxygen or moisture in the air, the type and temperature of surfaces as well as your buildings airflow.

Given that there are many factors to consider, effective cleaning solutions can be hard to come by. For that reason, SERVPRO always conducts a pre-test of your furnishings, smoke residue, and wet/ dry soot. A pre-test ensures that we are not going to waste time applying standardized cleaning techniques to areas that would benefit from a tailored approach.

One of the main factors during a SERVPRO pre-test is to assess the materials in your home. Porous materials tend to be harder to clean because they absorb damage beneath the surface, leading to stains. Heat causes materials to expand making materials that may not be porous, like synthetics, absorb burnt materials. Moisture, which could come from firefighters or even something as simple as wet weather, also sets residue causing staining.

For these reasons, SERVPRO technicians are trained to act quickly to mitigate loss. Settled soot that is absorbed by surfaces becomes very difficult to restore and may need replacement. However, if you act fast enough, we can work towards a restore over replace method and save that which can be saved.

Dealing with fire damage is stressful. As part of our service, we can create an itinerary with you to be handed over to your insurer. We can also give you a detailed explanation of the work to be done, the tools needed to complete the job as well as predicted outcomes. Once work has started, we can use all of our 40 years experience in fire and water damage to bring you the best possible results.

So if your home has been damaged by a recent fire, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is on hand to help bring your home back to its best. Call us 24/7 at (501) 803-9700 to arrange a service.

Tips for Effective Restoration of Water Damage in Little Rock Properties

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips for Effective Restoration of Water Damage in Little Rock Properties A Welcome Vehicle for Water-Loss Victims in the Little Rock Area

Mitigating Water Loss in Little Rock Means Calling SERVPRO Quickly

It is hard to predict leaks or burst pipes in your property, so the only way to combat them is to react accordingly when one does happen. Fast action is one effective weapon to help you prevent extensive damages. So, immediately you notice the water pooling in your Little Rock property, you should embark on removing it. We offer professional remedial services that can help you deal with the problem without too much stress.
 
Part of the reason why water damage in Little Rock overwhelms many property owners is because they fail to see below the surface. Efforts that only clear the water standing on surfaces lead to further problems because in most cases, the water seeps through the floor to the baseboards. It only takes as little as 48 hours for such water to cause other problems such as mold or even rotting in wood. Working with SERVPRO helps forestall such situations because our technicians take a comprehensive approach when extracting water from your property. For example, we remove baseboards and drill holes to reach water that seeps into wall cavities. We also use powerful truck mounted water extractors for faster removal of any significant volumes of standing water.
 
In most cases, the goal to restore the affected areas to preloss conditions is achieved. The only problem is the cost incurred during the restoration process. One way our SERVPRO team helps you save money is by reducing the amount of teardown involved. By cutting down the time water pools in the affected property, we limit seepage into wall cavities and below wooden floors. This process helps ensure restoration without tearing these areas down. It is possible to do this because we use specialized equipment like the Injectidry system and drying mats, which extract moisture trapped in cavities or below surfaces effectively.
 
Drying a water-damaged property is vital to forestall problems caused by excessive moisture. The amount of water targeted for evaporation, humidity levels, the level of air movement, and temperature are the four main factors that determine the drying rate. Our SERVPRO team has the necessary tools to ensure optimum conditions. For example, our technicians can maintain the optimum 70°F to 90°F for fast drying using portable heaters. We also have the necessary air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
You should call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 when water damages your property.

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Mold Remediation For Growth In Your Little Rock Church

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation For Growth In Your Little Rock Church Mold growth in your building can be a hazard, not to mention a significant threat to the structural components.

Mold Remediation

Flooding is not something that those in Little Rock are all that unfamiliar with, and more importantly, many homes and businesses are still recovering from the last disaster. Your church is a place where people frequent every week, sometimes several times a week, and you have to be mindful of the kind of restoration work that has gotten done recently to overcome effects of a water loss incident.

One of the drawbacks to choosing DIY cleanup and volunteer work to restore damages is that often these steps are not done as effectively as they should be. The result is persistent moisture and dampness in the darker areas of your Little Rock church that lead to mold damages. Mold growth in your building can be a hazard to the health of those who use the church, not to mention a significant threat to the structural components.

With the traffic that you expect throughout the week, a mold colony thriving within wall cavities or underneath flooring throughout your church can lead to exposure for many individuals. There are health effects associated with exposure to active colonies, and this is one of the reasons why it is imperative to contact our SERVPRO remediation technicians at the first discovery of mold growth in your facility.

Another concern that you should have about the possibility of mold growth is the degradation and erosion of the construction materials where colonies have spread. The deeper this organism penetrates the material, the weaker and more unstable it becomes. It is not uncommon in instances where colonization has gotten out of control to need to remove large portions of building materials and replace them because they are now irreparably damaged. If caught early enough, our SERVPRO professionals can work to restore these affected materials to help preserve them before they are too damaged to save.

You might not have decided to choose professional restoration services to help clean up flood damages or a water loss incident recently. Understanding the risks of inadequate restoration, it might be wise to consider a thorough inspection for potential mold growth. If you have already found colonization throughout areas of your church, contact our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock technicians today at (501) 803-9700.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Little Rock Basement Laundry Room

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Little Rock Basement Laundry Room Having waters rush into the basement of your home and cause flood damage over the course of a night can be incredibly overwhelming.

Flood Damage To Your Basement Laundry Room

Flood damage can come to your home in many ways. However, when it comes to storms, one of the most common ways is a broken window. With wind speeds of over fifty miles an hour during a severe storm, it is not hard to imagine how flying debris can create an entry point in your home. Once the entry point is made, it is easy for the rushing water from the rain to make its way into your home.

Having waters rush into the basement of your Little Rock home and cause flood damage over the course of a night can be incredibly overwhelming. Suddenly, the place you wash your laundry is filled up to your knees with water. Clothing is soaked through, your dryer and washer are partially underwater, and your cleaning supplies are floating around and ruined.

In just one night, the storm over your home has the potential to do thousands of dollars worth of damage. Because of this, it is imperative for you to call for help as soon as you can. If a restoration company can get there quickly, it is more likely that your home can be returned to its preloss state.

Here at SERVPRO, we try to arrive at your residence as soon as possible. Along with our team of IICRC-certified technicians, we also bring advanced technology to combat the flooding waters inside of your home. Due to the detergent, and other cleaning chemicals, that were stored in your basement leaching into the water, we do not recommend you go near the damage yourself.

SERVPRO can use tools like portable submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums to remove the stagnant water from your basement. Should the volume of water be considerable enough, we can bring truck-mounted tools that can hold the water inside an interior tank. After removing the water, SERVPRO can gather clothing that has been compromised by the flood and take them away from your home to be cleaned. Any ruined clothing can be noted on a list for your insurance company.

Once our technicians clean up the space, SERVPRO can focus on using tools such as dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out your basement. The final touch is to return your dry clothing to you.

Should a severe thunderstorm cause flood damage in your basement, do not pause to consider your options. Dial (501) 803-9700 to get in contact with SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock. No matter the time or day, we strive to be available to you.

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SERVPRO - Removing Mold Damage From Little Rock Homes

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO - Removing Mold Damage From Little Rock Homes Large Mold Infestations in Little Rock Homes Need Safe, Professional Remediation--Contact SERVPRO

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

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

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

First, technicians isolate the contaminated area to prevent accidentally 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 to 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 where they can store tools and clothing while removing mold to help prevent spreading mold spores.

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 to 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, may be 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 Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 today.

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During Any Fire Damage Incident In Little Rock Water Can Be A Factor

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage During Any Fire Damage Incident In Little Rock Water Can Be A Factor If a fire ever starts on a property in Little Rock, there are several different occurrences that can negatively affect your home.

Water Can Be A Factor During A Fire Damage Incident

If a fire ever starts on a property in Little Rock, there are several different occurrences that can negatively affect your home. If a blaze gets hot enough, it can burn and combust any substance in its way using it as fuel to grow. Once part of your house becomes ablaze, flames can spread throughout the building very quickly. Smoke coming from the burn also travels around a structure and causes damage in areas not close to the source.

As a result of the fire igniting on your property, it is also possible that the fire causes issues with water as well as the heat and smoke the blaze creates. When mitigating fire damage near Little Rock, our SERVPRO technicians inspect moisture levels inside your home to see if there is destruction due to water along with the heat-related problems. Once a fire starts it can cause excessive moisture to exist inside a structure after it gets put out in a few different ways.

Everyone knows that the best way to extinguish a fire is to use water. When the fire department gets called, they often use copious amounts of water to put out the blaze. Some buildings have an automatic sprinkler system that can flood houses when they get activated by heat. In other scenarios, burnt walls or structural components can fall into water pipes causing them to burst and squirt water all over the place.

If water gets into your home either after or during a fire, it can cause additional problems with the restoration process. Some materials can be more difficult to clean if they got wet. Other times, water can soak soot residues deeper into porous substances making the soils nearly impossible to remove. Water can also cause soot to streak and create more issues.

If water stays inside organic materials for too long, microbial growth can occur creating more replacement and cleaning in addition to the smoke and soot residue removal. In most situations, our SERVPRO technicians dry out the area affected by moisture before cleaning takes place. Drying out structural components before treating them for smoke damage can prevent secondary damage during the cleaning process and make soot removal easier. If you ever need help with issues related to water and fire, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 any day of the week.

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