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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)

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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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Did You Know That Flood Damage in Little Rock Homes is a Year-Round Threat?

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage is Not Limited by Season in Little Rock 

Extreme weather conditions can cause flooding at your Little Rock home year-round. Although we do not struggle as much with the ice and snow as other areas of the country, storm systems still bear down on the region, full of moisture and the damage rain, sleet, ice, and snow can do. Arkansas suffers from below-freezing temperatures this year, beginning in early November. Dipping temperatures complicate recovery from the effects of heavy rains or mixed precipitation.  

Ground Remains Saturated Regardless of Temperature 

Overland flooding and seepage from the ground surrounding your Little Rock home cause flood damage. If the top inches of ground freeze, any liquid precipitation slides over that icy coating, often into your lower levels. Reaching out to our experienced crews of flood mitigation and remediation specialists is an excellent response twelve months of the year. We have training and experience to assess and develop a practical and effective flooding recovery plan even under extreme weather circumstances. 

Cold Weather Risks Flooding from Poorly Protected Plumbing 

Supply lines that run on exterior walls or through unheated slab foundations, crawl spaces, or out-buildings expose your home to the risk of flooding from an internal source. SERVPRO frequently responds to scenarios where water freezes in plumbing lines, causing expansion that ruptures both pipes and connections. A steady drip from the initial crack in a pipe can develop into a full-fledged flood. If not caught early, the damage done rivals that of overland flooding. 

Contamination Considerations 

Just because the water filling your basement is cold does not negate the probability of microbial contamination. SERVPRO evaluates the source of the floodwater and the amount of time it remained pooled inside your home before deciding on its Category. Even freshwater seeping through a pipe cracked because of low temperatures eventually becomes contaminated. If quantities of water hide in building cavities for more than a day or two, mold growth and damage is possible regardless of the temperature. Our managers and technicians are experts at classifying water contamination. We use industry best practices to remove, contain, and dispose of flooding and the biohazards contained within, adhering to local rules and regulations. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is prepared to respond to flood damage 365 days of the year. Call for a prompt assessment and development of a flood mitigation and remediation plan at (501) 803-9700. 

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SERVPRO Has the Solutions for Little Rock Property Owners for Salvaging Clean Water Doused Contents

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Carpet in Home Pooling Water SERVPRO Provides Premier Trade Craft for Restoring and Not Replacing Water Logged Carpeting in Little Rock Homes

Using Powdered Emulsifier to Prevent Fabric Fade after Storm Damage to Your Little Rock Home

Clean water emergencies in Little Rock can often leave behind discoloration and staining. These may be the result of dyes in fabrics bleeding onto floors and carpets. Alternatively, exposure to some, but not all of the furnishings can leave behind watermarks- where one area of the furniture becomes lighter than unaffected areas. These issues can also appear in fabrics like carpets as a result of prolonged exposure to moisture, acidity levels in the water, or high levels of alkaline found in some carpet cleaners. Our restoration service not only removes water from your property but can also take crucial steps to ensure damages are kept to a minimum.

Prioritize professional services when dealing with flood damage in Little Rock. Stormwater can also be the result of broken pipes after winds breach the envelope of a structure. Often, an inability to take action at the right time can result in irreversible harm. This situation is particularly true when dealing with fabrics that have long-term exposure to moisture. At SERVPRO, we are sensitive to the fabrics, upholstery, and carpets in your home and can ensure that staining is removed without the risk of permanent harm as a result of the drying or cleaning process.

Our carpet cleaning methods are consistently updated as we encounter new science and gain vital experience working with different materials. We know that some cleaning agents may be useful on certain fabrics, but cause damage to others. High alkaline cleaners, for example, can often cause color fade when interacting with some carpet fibers. SERVPRO technicians can prevent this by applying a powdered emulsifier to your carpets; this buffering system prevents alkaline levels going above 9.8 on a PH scale. Just another reason why SERVPRO is a premier storm and water damage restoration company. Professional cutting-edge training complements our arsenal of advanced equipment.

We can apply dry emulsifying powder to your carpets using truck-mounted extractors. These versatile tools can be used for extraction of moisture, drying of the property as well as adding specific, metered cleaning agents that can then be redistributed through the cleaning wand. By bringing in rotary machines, we can buffer and polish floors in addition to carpets to achieve a preloss condition in the affected area of your home. Once the affected area is cleaned to a satisfactory level, our technicians can pack up tools, replace any removed items to their original position, and run through a breakdown of services that can be passed on to your insurer with your claim.

To take the hassle out of flood water removal and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

Some Mistakes in Dealing With a Mold Infestation in Little Rock That You Should Avoid

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

black mold on the wall of a home When your home faces water damage, a mold infestation can quickly follow. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the mold.

Preventing Cross-Contamination of Your Little Rock Home After Mold

Containing microbes and spores circulating throughout a mold-damaged Little Rock home is vital to reducing the spread and severity of this condition. As challenging as addressing these threats might initially appear, we have a team of trained specialists accredited as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.) Additionally, we have a division of general contractors capable of offering focused, controlled demolition to aid the remediation process. 

Cross-contamination is a constant threat during active mold damage within Little Rock homes. The introduction of spores to new areas of your home can allow for the spread of colonization far beyond the source. Microbes and spores can travel through the HVAC system and air ducts as well, using these channels to reach new areas of the household. When remediation begins in your residence, one of the practical initial steps our AMRTs take is to turn off circulating air appliances like your air conditioner. 

Preventing the introduction of these spores to new environments also hinges on the installation of containment barriers. During controlled demolition, soda blasting, sanding, and other removal practices, spores and microorganisms can become aerosolized. These approaches occurring within a sealed environment allows our SERVPRO technicians to effectively trap these threats and particulates with the use of sophisticated filtering systems like our HEPA air scrubbers. 

We often establish a small area alongside our work zone to allow for the removal of contaminated coveralls and personal protective equipment to reduce the transfer of active spores into the clean air of undamaged regions of your house. Once remediation tactics complete, including the reconstruction of removed materials by our licensed general contractors, our SERVPRO team can do a final thorough cleaning to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

No matter how severe mold damage threats can be in your household, it can get worse without the diligent containment strategies of our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team. With our training and advanced technology, we can help you to overcome most mold threats that exist in your home. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (501) 803-9700.

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Mold, Mold, Mold in Little Rock--SERVPRO Helps Homeowners with Cleanup and Remediation

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

photo of a small green SERVPRO SUV parked at a home From the first arrival of a SERVPRO Vehicle to the Completion of Mold Remediation--Little Rock Customers Are Smiling!

Putting a Stop to Microbial Growth and Remediating Mold Damage in Your Little Rock Dwelling

Mold Damage Little Rock
The sight of mold in your home is usually enough to consider bringing in professional assistance. Fungi can grow and spread quickly in a home environment causing unpleasant odors as well as damaging possessions and fabrics. Some materials can become non-salvageable once infested with mold growth, which is why acting quickly to solve the issue is imperative. You can solve microbial growth issues using disinfectants or discarding infested items. However, in some cases, an infestation may get out of control, which is when you should look to bring in professional remediation.

 
Restoration services that deal with mold damage in Little Rock can help you to deal with the issue for the first time of asking. It is not always clear or easy to find where microbial growth starts. SERVPRO uses state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to locate potential damp spots that may be residing behind walls or underneath fittings. Using a combination of restoration expertise as well as specific mold remediation training, our technicians can find and neutralize microbial growth issues in the home.

Porous materials that show signs of infestation frequently have to be removed and disposed of to control microbial growth. These materials may include sections of drywall or insulation found inside walls. Failure to altogether remove these items could result in recurring microbial growth issues as well as permanent rot in the structure itself. SERVPRO can seal any contaminated items during service and adequately dispose of them.


While mold remediation is in progress, it may be necessary to set up containment zones to limit the spread of mold spores. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye but can travel on natural air currents in the home. Without due care and attention, the spread of mold spores can lead to mold colonies in previously unaffected areas of the home. When performing aggressive cleaning or controlled demolitions, SERVPRO uses negative air-pressure as well as plastic sheeting to prevent mold spreading.


Once contaminated items are disposed of, and colonies removed, we can begin to put in place guards against future mold growth. Disinfecting salvageable materials and treating surfaces with biocides or other anti-microbial chemicals can help to discourage microbial growth. We may also place air-scrubbers fitted with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to remove microscopic spores from the affected room and prevent mold from returning.


To put a stop to microbial growth issues in the home, Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.  
 

The Best Way For You and Your Family to Mitigate Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

couch in a room with flood damage Unsure of what to do after flood damage? Contact SERVPRO for great help.

Preparing your Little Rock Home for Flood Damage Ahead of Time

Severe storms can put added pressure on the infrastructure of a city or town. Dams can burst, rivers and sewers can overflow. These issues are pertinent to a homeowner because they can cause flash flooding. Flash flooding occurs when human-made barriers succumb to the increase in pressure caused by heavy and sustained rainfall, or from powerful gale-force winds. During the times of the year, when these events are most likely, a homeowner needs to practice due-diligence by checking state warnings regularly and being prepared should a crisis occur. 

One essential preparation for an oncoming storm is to keep in mind a restoration service for flood damage in Little Rock. Check with your insurance provider about the type of coverage you get and keep in mind that you may need to enact a claim in the coming months. After evacuating your property, contact SERVPRO immediately to begin the process of restoration to give your home the best chance of returning to a preloss condition. 

Flood-related incidents are usually considered black water emergencies. That means water may contain the contamination and should be avoided without the correct personal protective equipment (PPE.) Blackwater emergencies are likely to bring human pathogens into your home as well as potentially harmful gases. SERVPRO is fully licensed in dealing with infectious waste scenarios so we can dispose of harmful waste in line with state and. Federal guidelines. 

It may be necessary to perform controlled demolitions in your property to ensure the proper removal of all contaminated waste. Porous materials like drywall are a common feature of private residencies. Unfortunately, these materials can absorb water with prolonged exposure and become contaminated. SERVPRO can remove these materials, clean, dry, and disinfect the affected area before replacing them with new drywall. These tasks are essential to reduce the lasting impact of cross-contamination. 

Properties that have been in contacted with a contaminated water supply can benefit from thorough deodorization, even after all dangerous substances are taken for disposal. We use a combination of spray-on deodorants, ultra-low volume fogging equipment, and pellets to ensure a unilateral method of removing malodor from your home. 

Storm-related incidents are often unavoidable. But dealing with them correctly can be prepared ahead of time. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for emergency assistance.

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Special Techniques Needed for Second Story Water Damage in Little Rock.

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees looking at items in a home. Let SERVPRO handle your Little Rock water damage. No matter the steps.

No matter the lengths, we will help your Little Rock water damage.

A lot of things can go wrong with even a small amount of water damage in a home. One of the most crucial parts of water cleanup is making sure all removal of all the excess moisture occurs in the property either through both extraction or drying. 

When inadequate cleanup happens for water damage in Little Rock homes, it sets the house up for all types of losses in terms of weakening of building materials, the potential for mold, and foul odors, to name just three.

Not All Water Removal is Equal

The methods for removing water from a kitchen floor varies from techniques required for the extraction of moisture within wall cavities or under flooring. A common problem when a water loss occurs on the upper levels of a home and the water settles between stories in the floor joists. SERVPRO technicians use combinations of equipment dependent upon the surface or area of the house, requiring water extraction. Portable pumps, squeegees, and weighted extractors for pulling the moisture out of carpet and padding. In this way, homeowners realize significant savings and less loss as fewer items become casualties to the water loss. 

Drainage Methods

Water in floor joists needs removal. It is a standard practice for SERVPRO technicians to drill holes in the ceiling, known as "weep holes." This method allows for the drainage of any water and invites greater airflow for more efficient drying. When sheetrock wicks moisture, it generally begins to buckle and warp fairly rapidly. The technicians cut away damaged sheetrock and remove delaminated tiles as needed. 

Drying to Lessen Loss

When setting up the centrifugal air movers, sometimes the technicians use fittings to force the warm, dry air into hard-to-reach places, wall cavities and floor joists. When drying between levels, it is common to use floor mats above, and technicians create custom methods to deliver airflow directly into weep holes as needed. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 handles any water damage in homes with their vast array of specialized extraction equipment and training in making water loss to your property, "Like it never even happened."

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We Can Save Your Furniture After A Fire In Little Rock

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

chair and furniture in room after burned Contact us any time any day at (501) 803-9700 for quick restoration services.

How You Can Restore Furniture After Fire Damage in Your Little Rock Residence

After a fire disaster, you need a quick and efficient response that can restore your home to its pre-damaged state. Even if the fire was small, soot and smoke could have spread throughout the house, affecting furniture, walls, and carpets. Furniture is particularly vulnerable to fire damage because it is made of wood and other flammable materials. Therefore, you need to clean it effectively to prevent further damage.

Depending on the extent of fire damage in your Little Rock home, you may or may not salvage the furniture. The furniture that is not severely damaged could be covered in soot. In that case, you can hire professionals from SERVPRO to clean and restore it. Some things you can do prior to our arrival include:


    •    Wipe the wood surfaces gently with a dry sponge to remove the soot.
    •    Pull off any removable fabric coverings from the furniture and wash them in cold water.
    •    Vacuum furniture surfaces with a hard nozzle crevice tool to remove dust and lose soot particles.
    •    Wipe the furniture with a damp cloth.

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Technicians can help you restore smoke-damaged hard furniture. The success of the restoration depends on the extent of the destruction and the type of finish on furniture. Various surfaces are used to finish wood furniture like paint, lacquer, shellac, waxes, and varnish. We consider the finish on furniture items to determine the cleaning method to use. For instance, unfinished wood readily absorbs scents, moisture, and residues because it is porous. We, therefore, use dry cleaning methods to clean unfinished furniture since water-based products can allow smoke particles to get absorbed deeper in the pores of the wood, causing stains.

Our SERVPRO crew can also use furniture polishes to restore wood furniture. These are all-purpose wax polishes that combine oil and hard finish waxes to offer polishing, cleaning, and wax protection. Apart from silicone and lemon oil, some furniture polishes also contain beeswax and mink oil, which provide more shine, luster, and protection.

If you experience a fire and it ruins your furniture, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is ready to help you restore it. Contact us any time any day at (501) 803-9700 for quick restoration services.

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Team SERVPRO Offers Many Effective Services for Damage in Little Rock

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

damaged kitchen with insulation hanging Whether your home was damaged in a fire or water related event, our technicians are standing by, ready to take your emergency call.

Have Damage? Contact Out Team for a Quick Response and Efficient Services

As a team of restoration specialists, we have spent nearly two decades working to develop a reputation and positive feedback throughout Little Rock and other communities we serve. As we have been in business with the franchise since 2002, we have seen many loss incidents encompassing every type of restoration niche, including water, fire, mold, storm, and even biohazardous threats. While our ability to perform recovery tasks in house and under one roof- has helped us to save our customers money, we can also complete jobs more quickly with the application of our general contracting technicians. No matter what disaster your property faces, you can count on the swift response and experienced restoration services that our SERVPRO team can provide. 

Water

Many homeowners do not appreciate how readily disasters like water loss incidents can strike, but our professionals do. We stay prepared every day of the year for water emergencies that can occur at any time and damage Little Rock homes. It has gotten estimated that within these communities we serve, one in every 15 houses will file a damage claim this year. Among that high volume of incidents, around 33% of them are water losses. With such a substantial portion of our business devoted to the recovery of these incidents, it makes sense that our team trains so heavily and our inventory reflects our drive to provide efficient and thorough service.

While structural drying is one of the strong suits of our response team mitigating loss in your Little Rock home, we also can offer services and approaches you might not see with other teams. Our education and training in water recovery help us to provide homes and businesses throughout our region with minimally invasive approaches, including both extraction and drying as needed.

As a full-service contractor, we can offer even more during the restoration of these loss incidents than merely addressing water damage in Little Rock homes. With the degradation that water loss can have on drywall and paneling throughout your house, our residential contractors can remove overly saturated portions and later fully replace the missing sections of sheetrock when the time comes. We can also perform specialty tasks that protect your belongings and valuable information, such as document drying. 

Mold

Microbial threats can follow water loss incidents or occur when persistent moisture threatens your Little Rock home. Areas like crawlspaces and other damp areas of the property are particularly susceptible to perpetual moisture, leaving the door open for mold growth and colonization without the appropriate precautions and preventative steps. With how quickly mold growth can spread, seating into materials within a viable area of the property in as little as 48 hours, there is little time to waste to secure quality remediation.

Remediation is a tedious process for those that are unskilled and untrained in mold identification and how to use the advanced tools and equipment that we have at our disposal. Our technicians undergo extensive education and classwork to obtain accreditations as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians through the Insitute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We also have many of these same technicians that pursue secondary related endorsements like structural drying to help prevent repeating mold damages in Little Rock houses.

Many of our remediation tactics get designed to preserve installed materials and to limit exposure to your belongings within your Little Rock property, but this is not always feasible. Many times, our professionals arrive at a situation that is out of control, where colonies have degraded and deteriorated many surfaces and materials beyond repair. We have a full-service contracting division that can help with controlled demolition and eventual build back to make mold growth “Like it never even happened.”

Storm

One of the foundations of the work that we do across the state of Arkansas is disaster relief from significant storm systems that can affect the homes and businesses throughout our region. Our fast response to these emergencies, many times when the storm is still moving through the area, helps to reduce secondary storm damage in Little Rock properties. We can reduce the threats like mold growth and flooding by sealing up breaches in your home’s exterior when we initially arrive at the damaged address.

As a disaster relief team that has been proudly serving the region since 2002, we have seen nearly all types of severe weather events expected to impact our area. We have seen tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, and even polar vortexes in our time restoring properties across Little Rock. Preparing for these emergencies means keeping our professionals and the necessary equipment ready to mobilize at all times. The faster we can reach your address, the faster mitigation practices and emergency reconstruction efforts can begin.

We have a full team of licensed contractors that can help to provide both emergency repairs to Little Rock homes and businesses as well as full-scale build back when mitigation completes. We are even equipped to handle large loss situations, including our agreement with local government structures to provide an emergency response with our Contract No. GS-10F-0017X, Schedule 899-8.

Fire

Fire recovery is rarely as straightforward as our experienced professionals or the affected homeowners might hope. Most of these situations include multiple layers of effects to overcome in the fire recovery niche, but also secondary effects that employ other experienced technicians on our staff like drying and extraction of water damage from extinguishment. No matter what fire damage exists in Little Rock homes, our SERVPRO team can help you overcome it.

Our professionals receive training through the IICRC to obtain certifications as Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, and other related niches of the industry. Our hands-on experience in fire loss recovery has helped our division of field technicians to become an informed and well-prepared portion of our roster. In addition to this required training and experience, we encourage our professionals to approach fire losses with sensitivity and empathy. We know the trauma of these incidents, and we want our Little Rock customers to know that we are working to make the situation better beginning as soon as we arrive.

We have a growing inventory of powerful and useful recovery equipment that can help our team to address fire effects in Little Rock homes swiftly. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and when you combine that with this palpable assortment of recovery tools and products, we are a wise choice for fire loss incidents that can affect your home or business.

No matter when disasters strike, trust our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock professionals to help you get your property back to preloss condition. Give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700.

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Protecting Your Little Rock Home From Water Damage

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Grid paper with three boxes, two have green check marks, there is also a green pen on the paper. SERVPRO can help you with your Little Rock water damage check list.

We know the ends and outs for your Little Rock home, no matter how the water damage got there.

You can protect your home from water damage in order to avoid costly insurance claims and ruined belongings. Follow these five steps to keep your house well-maintained in preparation for any event.

Locate Your Water Main

The best way to avoid water damage in your Little Rock home is to locate your water main. If you can't locate the source of the water damage, turning off the water supply to your house will at least prevent more water from leaking in the meantime. 

Check Your Water Pressure

If the water going through your pipes is too highly pressured, it may cause the pipes or hoses to buckle under all of that weight. Contact SERVPRO for a checkup of your residential water system to ensure it is holding the pressure it was designed for. You can also get a damage assessment if the water leak has already begun and you need additional assistance locating the source or repairing the damage. 

Maintain All Appliances

Broken appliances and poorly-maintained HVAC machines are common reasons why there is water damage in your home. Invest in regular maintenance schedules so you can stay on top of your appliances. Make sure they still function properly. If you see the signs of disrepair, you can get in touch with a SERVPRO representative and schedule a water damage assessment.

Clean Your Gutters

Gutters should be cleaned 1-2 times per year to avoid too much blockage. Leaves, dirt, and other debris gathers in the gutters over time and can create cavities for water buildup after a downpour. It’s also important to double-check that your downspouts are facing away from the home so the water can freely escape outside of your house.

Watch Your Water Bill

Some water damage is subtle, and you may not realize that you have damage at all. This can happen when the location of the damage is somewhere such as a crawlspace or your backyard. Keep an eye on your water bill to see if your usage charges skyrocket from one month to the next for no reason. This can be a good indicator that water is leaking somewhere in your home. 

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 at the first sign of water damage in your home. Our technicians offer full damage assessment and restorative solutions for issues big and small.

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Did Flooding From Recent Storms Leave a Foul Odor in Your Little Rock Home?

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged bedroom. SERVPRO drying equipment on floor Water damaged this bedroom. We raised the furniture, extracted the water, dried the home, and ensured no odors remained.

How Does SERVPRO Get Flood Damage Water Odors Out of Little Rock Homes? 

A reminder no one wants is of that time their home received water damage from flash floods. Arkansas has intense storms, and although this type of damage has the potential to occur all year round, properties are most at risk in the spring and fall for this type of loss. 

When groundwater enters Little Rock homes, flood damage brings not only water but often the presence of debris, contaminants and sometimes sewage. Once it winds up in the house, professional restoration services are the best option for a positive outcome.  

Why SERVPRO?

When the certified technicians work on any water loss event in a home, they bring a diverse array of equipment and experience. Their knowledge enables them to limit the loss and return properties to their preloss condition using the latest advances in the restoration sciences industry. 

Effective Drying Takes Care of Several Issues

After water loss in the home, SERVPRO technicians work to extract water and move quickly to dry the property. Mold spores germinate rapidly in highly humid conditions and eradicating the moist air assists in eliminating the potential mold infestations. In many cases, the reduction of strong water odors occurs through complete drying.  

How Does SERVPRO Determine When a Room is Dry?

Technicians monitor properties and take readings to determine humidity levels and set drying goals. They scope the area during and after the drying phase to ensure the attainment of the air quality goals.  

Can the Water in the Home Be Too Deep?

Technicians have an assorted array of equipment to use for groundwater removal. If the water is over a couple of inches, they have submersible pumps that allow for continuous pumping of water, so there are no delays in cleanup efforts.  

Stout Odor Control Applications

When thorough drying of the property is not enough to eliminate odors, the technicians often utilize a multi-layered approach combining both odor coverage methods with molecular odor-neutralizing processes to ensure residual scents are not an issue for homeowners. 

When your home needs fast action against flood damage, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700. No matter if it is a single room or the entire property, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Restores Little Rock Properties Following a Damaging Water Event--FAST!

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Green Van Parked at a Customer's Home Little Rock Residents Like a SERVPRO Van Parked Closeby, Taking Care of Water Damage Business

Damage from a Water Loss at Your Little Rock Home? Yikes!

Many Little Rock residents had few recreational options to choose from this summer. The Historic Arkansas River Flood shut down golf courses, parks, ball fields, and cycling trails throughout the city for weeks. However, many water-front residents continue to fill their spare time dealing with water damage in their homes. Broken pipes split hoses in a washing machine can lead to a damaging water event.

The SERVPRO team handles Little Rock water damage for residential structures every day. We have the experience, the know-how, equipment, and certifications to take care of any of the myriads of water losses facing you.

Damaged books, papers, documents - Paper makes up some of our most valuable belongings. Fine artworks, photographs, marriage certificates, legal documents, and even money, are just some of the examples. Paper is a product made from wood, an organic substance that deteriorates quickly when wet. There is a good chance that we have the equipment and know the techniques to dry and restore your pieces of sentimental items, making you feel, "Like it never even happened." The quicker you make the call to SERVPRO, the higher the chance for you to pass those mementos down to your family's next generation of loved ones.

Document drying is as much an art as a science. Generally, pages in a book or that valuable document may still show signs of water stains or structural irregularities. We can at our facility use a freeze-drying method in an almost vacuum to stabilize and prevent further deterioration of the paper content. This process, call lyophilization, sublimates carbon dioxide--dry ice-- taking away residual moisture directly to a gaseous state. It can be complicated and may be useful for special documents.

Damaged furniture, wood - Also made from trees, wooden materials, and furniture are organic and can easily deteriorate if not dried and treated quickly, but at the correct rate to avoid splitting. Industries today find many uses for wood in different environments. Wood is pre-treated with chemicals that increase its longevity and strength or make it fire-retardant, easy to paint, or strong enough to withstand maximum weight limits and pressures. Each calls for unique drying techniques to prevent damage like warping, breaking, rotting, and molding. SERVPRO's team uses air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and pumps to salvage your wooden floors and furniture.

When water damage threatens to destroy your valuables, remember to call the experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock. Ready to respond at any time of day or night, we are always here for you at (501) 803-9700.

Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Little Rock

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Room destroyed by flood water A total demolition of the interior was needed after flood waters entered this home. We began the cleanup of the remaining mess right away,

How Flood Cuts Help Lessen Flood Damage Little Rock Homes

This part of Arkansas is no stranger to intense storms, tornadoes and other wild weather. Any of these weather events can result in storm damage to your home from wind, rain, or flash floods. 

One of the main factors that affect restorability from flood damage in a Little Rock home is the amount of water that enters the property. Other factors include: 

  • The exposure time to excessive moisture makes a difference in the amount of damage. 
  • The degree of moisture penetration makes a difference. One of the main culprits of sheetrock destruction is water wicking into it. Once the inner core takes on moisture, it begins to buckle and weaken, and removal must occur.
  • How long between the event and water cleanup makes a difference as after 48 hours even clean water carries a rating as a category three biohazard

Why SERVPRO? Our employees undergo extensive training to handle all types of home disasters and how to discern the best choices for equipment and techniques based on the unique challenges at each job site. Our certified technicians have training in controlled demolition techniques to lessen flood damage. We try to save as much of the original structure as possible and in some cases, a method called "flood cuts" is used to limit damage to sheetrock. 

SERVPRO technicians use detection equipment to determine and mark the water line levels. The water line is the furthermost place in the sheetrock the absorption of water occurred. Then, we measure about 12-inches above the waterline and mark again. This mark is the flood cut line. 

We slice away the sheetrock along the flood cut line which halts any additional wicking of water and opens up the wall cavity for water removal and drying. This application also makes it easier for technicians to remove any water loss materials, such as insulation and also treat within the wall cavity to inhibit the growth of mold. 

Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 when you need help cleaning up flood damage. Our technicians arrive quickly and work hard to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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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SERVPRO is Your Best Choice When It Comes to Fire Damage Restoration!

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the damage may be, our team is here for you and will restore your precious home.

Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Options When In Little Rock

Fire damage can negatively impact your property in several ways irrespective of whether the fire was small or big. Putting off the fire is not enough when it comes to protecting your property from additional damage. Remember, fine soot, and smoke particles may still spread within the building and settle on surfaces that are far away from where the fire originated. The smoke has corrosive properties and when it settles in porous areas such as ceilings, walls, flooring, and furniture. If such happens, stains are likely to develop and cause further damage to your Little Rock Home.

Fire damage incidents in Little Rock require immediate response to prevent prolonged exposure. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your property and determine what needs restoration and what you should replace. By looking at the severity of the damage, we can determine whether it is necessary to repaint your ceilings, refinish wooden items, as well as clean your items. Whenever there is a delay, then it means the cost of restoration and replacement goes up.

Let us cover some of the methods that our SERVPRO technicians use when cleaning walls and ceilings. When there are light-to-medium smoke particles in your ceilings, we may decide to use a dry cleaning sponge. This method is useful when we are addressing non-grease residues. In case there are heavy soot residues on wooden, metallic or painted ceilings, then we may use wet cleaning as an option.

Some fires may leave behind heavy nicotine and tar soiling on acoustical ceilings. In such a case, our SERVPRO technicians use active peroxide cleaning. The method is efficient since it cannot dissolve coatings on blown or textured ceilings. It can also work on both porous and nonporous surfaces. Usually, the type of surface and the kind of smoke residues at the site determine the cleaning method we decide to use.


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We Can Restore Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Little Rock

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today at (501) 803-9700 for a swift, effective response to your disaster.

Drying Hardwood Floor Water Damage In A Little Rock Rental Home

If you find that pipe leak has left water damage in the hardwood flooring of your living room, it can be difficult to relax and overwhelming to consider cleaning up such a mess on your own.

When a leaky pipe creates water damage in your Little Rock rental home, SERVPRO has the means to eliminate moisture and save your structure from potential mold proliferation. Our team can be at your home within hours to move, dry, and disinfect affected furniture as well as address the accumulated moisture in your hardwood floor. With wood, it is especially vital to keep moisture levels low to prevent structural damage and mold growth, and our professionals can use moisture meters with long, Teflon-coated probes to monitor both your floor and subfloor's moisture levels while drying.

Our team can use tenting to remove water from your flooring more effectively. This process involves covering flooring at ground level with a large sheet of plastic that is usually about 6 millimeters in thickness. Once taped down, this plastic helps pull moisture in the air out of surfaces more rapidly and can be used in combination with dehumidifiers during drying to capture more water vapor.

When treating hardwood, it is vital to mitigate any permanent buckling, cupping, or warping of the flooring. During drying, centrifugal air movers can be positioned to pull up moisture from both on top of and underneath the floor, which can also help dry the plywood subfloor. SERVPRO technicians can use desiccant dehumidifiers to absorb this moisture and lower humidity considerably with the aid of materials like silica gel. In open areas like a living room, polyethylene chambers are often crafted to create smaller, contained chambers for faster drying.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is dedicated to providing the area with 24/7 disaster cleanup. Call us today at (501) 803-9700 for a swift, effective response to your disaster.

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Count on SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation in Little Rock Businesses

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Get Skinned with Bad Water Loss Extraction in Little Rock--Call SERVPRO for Great Results

Commercial Water Damage in a Little Rock Dermatologist's Office

Spring often brings strong storms to Arkansas, and it is crucial to spot check your property after a rainstorm to ensure there is no damage to the roofing or around windows or doorways. If there is damage from high winds or hail, water can find a way into your property.

The commercial water damage in a Little Rock dermatologist office happened during a storm when water ran through loosened flashing around a vent on the roof. The next morning the staff entered the office to find soggy ceiling tiles, and the front of the office saturated.

They contacted SERVPRO, and our technicians arrived on site to extract the water that was left around the front desk area. The ceiling tiles were taken out, and the roof was tarped to stop any further water damage from occurring. There was little water left, but the moisture readings indicated high levels of moisture in the ceiling area and the wall behind the desk where the water ran to the floor.

It was determined that the wall was not a water loss, and the subflooring was unaffected as the seal on the tile was completely intact. We drilled some weep holes into the walls and forced in some warm air. We remove as much moisture as possible before setting up the air movers as it speeds the drying process. We paid particular attention to ensure the ceiling area was dried thoroughly.

To leave the premises sanitary and inhibit microbial growth, our technicians clean all surfaces affected by water. In this case, only mild odor control was needed to neutralize the residual water odor. Our SERVPRO location offers building services, and we were able to suggest to the owner the best course of action for fixing the flashing and replacing the unrestorable ceiling tiles.

Commercial water damage can lead to costly secondary damages if it is not cleaned up properly. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 and our team can go to work for you immediately.

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Who Can You Rely For Flood Damage Restoration? SERVPRO, Of Course!

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to help our community whenever flood disasters strike.

Protecting Your Little Rock Home with Fast Flood Mitigation

Many Little Rock homeowners might hear the term mitigation and not know precisely what it means. When we use the term mitigation, it is a process that involves intricate equipment and fast responses to reduce damage and loss to your property. The objective with prompt mitigation for emergencies like flooding is to save you money and time for the restoration to fully complete, reducing both the spread of the damage through your home and the materials that could ultimately require replacement.

While some types of flood damage can leave your Little Rock home susceptible to contamination and bacterial threats, many of these conditions occur from storm damages that allow direct water penetration through missing windows, a damaged roof, or other structural concerns. In these situations, many of the exposed materials and structural elements can get preserved and protected if our SERVPRO rapid response team gets notified of the emergency right away.

Our Green Fleet stays stocked with effective equipment designed to maximize the efficiency of mitigation once our professionals arrive at your home. From high-powered extraction equipment like our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps to our portable sump pumps and wet-vacs, we can remove the excess water from all affected areas of your house quickly to get needed drying efforts started immediately.

A thorough inspection of the property can determine which construction materials must get removed and replaced to restore your home entirely. In many cases, partial removal of the bottom of drywall to a set moisture line can allow a more efficient reconstruction process and allow access for our effective drying equipment to penetrate wall cavities and other inaccessible areas more easily.

Whenever flood damages affect your home, you must act quickly to secure the services of our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock rapid response team. With effective mitigation strategies that we can begin immediately when we arrive, our technicians can make any flooding in your home “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700.

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Why We Are The Leader In Fire Damage Restoration In Little Rock

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our trained technicians have the right equipment to get your business up and running again after a fire. Call us day or night we are available 24/7.

How to Handle Fire Damage to Your Little Rock Office Contents? Pack It Out!

When a fire in your office building in Little Rock brings business to a standstill, partnering with the regional restoration leader offers the promise of a fast and successful resolution to the problem. Structural remediation projects after disaster slow when furnishings, documents, and equipment need care as well. Commit to offering your business the best chance of thriving after a fire catastrophe by using our pack-out service.

An intricate web of tasks faces a business owner when fire damage strikes in Little Rock. Because significant amounts of water usually remain in the structure after firefighting efforts, the first job we take on is water removal and drying. Then hours of soot cleanup, charring reduction and restoration, and deodorization follow. Moving office furnishings, electronics, samples, documents, and other non-fixtures out during remediation of structural components clears the space for efficient water and fire residue removal.

Packing out the contents of your office is a safe and sensible option for our business clients. SERVPRO features the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to ensure our commercial customers a stress-free experience. Using a combination of detailed lists, digital images, and barcoding, we create a comprehensive record of the items we move to our production facility. Our technicians evaluate the condition of each article and develop a plan to clean and restore the inventoried items.

Meanwhile fire damage cleanup proceeds rapidly back at your offices. Businesses that close during restoration risk permanent shutdown nearly 50 percent of the time. SERVPRO helps revitalize your company after a fire, encouraging your customers to retain confidence in you as we transform ruined to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO technicians train extensively, mastering IICRC courses to prepare for the complexities of fire restoration. We match cleaning methods and products to the soiling, clearing away soot and debris in anticipation of final touches such as repainting and the return of restored pack-out items.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock gives commercial customers many options to emerge from the aftermath of a fire with renewed vigor. Call us at (501) 803-9700 to set up an assessment after the firefighters return your property for restoration.

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How to Remove Fire Damage Odor From Your Little Rock Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Odor Removal Techniques in Little Rock Homes

After initial removal of the visible signs of fire damage, odor from the smoke and soot remain in the home. Humidity can compound the scent, and if not contained, it can spread to areas of the home unaffected by fire. Last but not least, the clock is ticking. The longer the odors remain in the house, the more embedded they become.  

SERVPRO has many resources available to eliminate the lingering odor from a fire in Little Rock homes. The methods we use to treat the smells in the house depends on the type of residue left by the blaze. Plastics and synthetic materials leave oily, heavy residues. Wood and building materials tend to deposit lighter layers of soot and smoke odor that are less messy to clean up. We utilize both wet and dry cleaning methods to effectively remove all visible traces of fire damage to restorable items and surfaces. However, the unpleasant odor remains and has the potential to spread.  

To stop cross-contamination, we contain the area where the fire occurred and examine items in the room to see if they are restorable through cleaning efforts or if disposal is the only option. Many homeowners are pleasantly surprised at how we save items through intense cleaning efforts. Just because books or papers were in the vicinity, it does not mean they are automatically a loss due to smoke damage. Our highly skilled technicians use the same methods as the Library of Congress for the forensic restoration of fragile, valuable books and documents and apply those methods whenever feasible to mitigate property loss from fire.  

Upholstery and carpeting can retain unpleasant odors after the fact, and we often utilize thermal fogging as a very effective method for eliminating foul scents in porous items. Our certified OCT (Odor Control Technician) uses a heated fog of deodorizing spray throughout the area, and it penetrates wherever the smoke went, overtaking and neutralizing lingering odors.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock has the experience and resources to eliminate fire damage odors from your home. Our highly trained technicians are ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call (501) 803-9700 and one of our certified technicians can help you get your home back to normal, "Like it never even happened."

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What Few People Know About Little Rock Fire Damage Remediation Steps

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

When you contact our SERVPRO team, we help remediate both the content and structure of your home. Sometime packouts are very useful to that end.

Fire Mitigation and Packout for Your Damaged Little Rock Home

Mitigation is a vital component of disaster recovery for your Little Rock home. Our technicians respond to emergencies like fires quickly to ensure that we can limit the loss to both your property and the contents of your home. It is important for homeowners to react quickly to get trained personnel into their home following the extinguishment of the fire so that strategies like pack-outs can be most effective.

While you might have many concerns for your property after the incident, fire removal efforts in Little Rock and content protection are the first steps that professional restoration technicians like ours take when we arrive at your damaged house. Much of this initial work that we do also goes to help provide your insurance company with the necessary information and documentation that they require to approve a damage claim and afford restoration work for your property.

Mitigation work initially often involves the assessment of the damage and beginning to remove debris and overly damaged structural elements to get down to the skeleton of your home in the damaged areas and ultimately rebuild it. We can test materials for structural integrity to exercise our controlled demolition techniques that only remove the portions of your home’s construction that are too badly damaged to preserve.

Additionally, our contents department works throughout the initial mitigation phase to tag items that require removal and relocation until the restoration work ultimately completes. We can move them to our facility for safekeeping, but also for focused cleaning and deodorization as needed. Once the restoration work in your home completes, we can return these items to their original positions on the property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

You might find a fire in your home to be an overwhelming experience, but you can count on our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to respond quickly with the experience and tools to help begin recovering your home. Give us a call anytime that disaster strikes at (501) 803-9700.

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Are You Serving Water Damage in Your Little Rock Coffee Shop?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

When water invades your coffee shop, call SERVPRO Franchise professionals to restore your business.

SERVPRO Turns Around Commercial Flood Damage in Little Rock Coffee Shop

Water damage from a storm is severe enough in it happens in a home. When it comes in the form of commercial flood damage, it can disrupt the livelihoods of employees as well as threaten closure of the company if the establishment isn't returned to normal operations quickly.

SERVPRO dispatched to a Little Rock coffee shop to mitigate the damage left after a storm. We classify floodwater as gray or black water due to contaminants ranging from toxic substances in the runoff to sewage. Since this is a public place, it must be thoroughly disinfected to meet health department standards.

Our emergency services have the goal of disrupting business operations as little as possible and get your business open again to avoid devastating revenue loss. Powerful truck-mounted pumps effectively pull water from the floors. Tables and chairs were removed and placed in another area since only the legs were affected by the flood water.

Our technicians spend time when accessing a water damage situation to determine the best set up the fastest drying. They used industrial air movers that drove strong currents of targeted air up and out while dehumidifiers reduced the moisture for complete drying of the flooring and objects. Once the area looks dry, SERVPRO technicians verify it through the use of digital moisture detectors before moving to the next step in the restoration process.

Both disinfecting and deodorizing the shop were high priorities for our technicians. Strong antifungal and antibacterial solutions were used on surfaces to stop the growth of mold and harmful bacteria. As a final step, a ULV fogger was used to thoroughly deodorize the coffee shop and get it ready to reopen smelling fresh and clean.

We know time is of the essence when your business suffers flood damage. SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock has emergency services available 24/7. Just call (501) 803-9700 for one of our certified technicians to begin restoration on your business.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Flood

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

After a flood, give us a call, our team is available 24/7, seven days a week to handle your restoration process so you can get back to normal living.

Flood Demolition Technicians In Little Rock Talk About Removing Drywall

When an excessive amount of water enters your Little Rock modular home, there is a good chance that some building materials and contents inside your house can get damaged. If water starts to build up outside, it can find its way into your mobile house and require you to call in a professional flood demolition company such as SERVPRO. Moisture entering from the outdoors first saturates the carpet before it starts to soak into other materials. Saturated carpets can damage your subflooring materials and then moisture can start to wick up your walls horizontally. If the damage gets severe, portions of your drywall may have to be removed as a part of the flood demolition phase.

When moisture comes in from the bottom and works its way up, it sometimes must be cut up a foot or two from the floor. When our SERVPRO technicians test the drywall in your home with moisture sensors, and we find out it is wet, flood demolition in Little Rock can become a part of the overall project. When the drywall gets tested as being wet, we use our moisture sensors to see how far up the wall the water has gone. We then cut the drywall about six inches to a foot from where moisture was last detected. After the drywall gets removed, we then begin drying out carpet, your contents, and your wall cavities.

Making these "flood cuts" and removing a portion of your drywall allows our SERVPRO technicians to set up equipment that pushes air into your wall cavities and helps dry out your wooden studs and exterior wall components. Removing moisture from these organic substances helps prevent future mold growth. After all of the materials inside your mobile home get dried out, and our moisture sensors prove levels are back to what they were before the flooding occurred, we replace and patch your drywall. If the project requires more than what we can handle we can utilize a certified subcontractor for the reconstruction work.

If you ever have a problem with wet drywall after a storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 seven days a week.

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Tornadoes Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Little Rock Home

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is constantly prepared for tornadoes and other major storms in the area.

The Risk Posed By Tornadoes From Storm Damage In Little Rock

One of the most significant causes of storm damage in Little Rock is the city's vulnerability to tornadoes and other large storms. Tornadoes are devastating storms that often cause widespread damage to local homes and businesses, even if they are on an area of high ground or of especially solid construction. Every time a tornado hits the region, SERVPRO technicians have their work cut out for them mitigating and reversing the damage done in the area. With a quick call to us, you can avoid most of the troubles associated with repairs and restorations to your home.

Storm damage to Little Rock homes can be a very complex issue whenever a tornado is involved. Different aspects of every storm impact homes in different ways: while heavy rainfall can create dangerously high volumes of water in the area, it is often high winds that turn these storms into the disastrous, sweeping torrents that cause the most damage.

Your home may also incur more severe damage when windows and doors are blown open, or objects fall on the home and create holes. These problems should always be handled by a professional damage mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO to eliminate the risk of additional factors developing, such as mold growth and breakdown of raw materials in the structure of your home. We use industrial-grade drying equipment to remove moisture from your home as quickly as possible, then carefully help to restore the environment to the way it was before the disaster. To see some examples of that process in action, check out the before and after photos that we post to our website and social media pages.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is constantly prepared for tornadoes and other major storms in the area. If your home has been impacted by storm damage, call us as soon as possible at (501) 803-9700.

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SERVPRO Gets By With A Little Help from Our Equipment Friends

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage doesn't stand a chance when SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is involved.

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced Technology to Deal with Flood Damage in Little Rock


Storms can happen any time in Little Rock, but it is hard to anticipate the kind of damages they cause. The storm can leave you grappling with the removal of sludge, debris, and contaminants from rising water. Strong winds during the storm or driving rain can deposit water in areas otherwise unreachable by rising water. When you seek help from a professional restoration service like SERVPRO, you have the best chance to recover from such incidents. We use advanced technologies to complete the job fast, cost effectively, and with long-term results.

Many times floods damage in Little Rock involves flooded crawl spaces especially if caused by a tropical storm or hurricane. Removing such water fast is necessary to prevent damage to support beams. Such confined spaces are also hotbeds for mold development, which is easily accelerated by excess moisture from the floodwaters. Our SERVPRO technicians use water extraction equipment to remove the accumulated water from the area fast. To forestall future incidents, we can do crawlspace encapsulation, which protects the area from accumulated through absorption.

Stormwater easily soaks into walls leading to both moisture and contaminants accumulation. Removing the affected materials is the safest option since no cleaning option guarantees removal of all contaminants. Demolition increases the costs involved which is why SERVPRO technicians perform flood cuts instead. This controlled demolition removes the affected porous materials and creates space to clean the areas with antimicrobial agents. Most importantly, it helps save the cost that you would have wasted through demolition.

Most properties affected by floods also experience odor problems during the actual incident or later on. Bad odor can occur due to the contaminants present in floodwaters such as sewage or industrial chemicals. It can also occur due to microbial growth after failure to dry the affected areas properly. Our SERVPRO technicians take different measures to deal with odor. We use advanced equipment such as air scrubbers and foggers to remove odor particles and disperse deodorizing agents respectively. We prefer deodorizers that pair with odor particles neutralizing them instead of masking. We also use industrial grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers to remove all excess moisture.

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With help from SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock, controlling the damage left after flooding is easy. You can reach us at (501) 803-9700 any time.

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Mold Can Not Hide From Our Specialists In Little Rock

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

If your home has recently developed a roof leak or your house has flooded, you know you have a potential for mold growth.

Mold Damage And How To Detect It In Your Little Rock Home

Finding mold in your Little Rock home can bring on several emotions. Initially, you might feel disgusted, and maybe even a bit overwhelmed. However, have a problem with mold doesn’t mean you cannot have your safe, healthy home back. Professionals can help you clean it up and solve the issue that created the mold in the first place.

If you find the mold before it becomes a significant issue, the process of remediation can be substantially less expensive and easier to complete. SERVPRO has trained technicians who understand that time is of the essence. If you recognize any signs below, take action right away. With our expertise and tools, it is easy to understand why SERVPRO is your best option for mold damage remediation in your Little Rock home.

Mold is very pungent, so you may notice an unpleasant odor if it is confined to a particular area of your home. Mold can sometimes be behind wallpaper, or inside walls, so you might not realize what the issue is at first. A SERVPRO tech can find the hidden mold and take care of it.

A quick inspection of your home could alert you to visible signs of a mold issue. It is easy to find in a bathtub or shower stall, but in a basement, you might have to look a bit harder to find it. Since mold grows in damp areas, if you have a floor or wall where dampness collects, you could very well find mold there.

If your home has recently developed a roof leak or your house has flooded, you know you have a potential for mold growth. Even if you are not confident what the source of moisture is after you find the moisture you need to take this as a warning sign for possible mold. Having us find and fix the source of moisture is essential to stopping or preventing mold growth in your residence.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock takes the time to inspect your home in Maumelle, Gibson, or Roland thoroughly for any moisture and mold growth. When you give us a call at (501) 803-9700, we make sure that your home is dry and clean again before we say the job is finished.

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Little Rock Home Owners with Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO Fast for Cleanup and Remediation

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Call Us for Professional Mold Removal in Little Rock

Why SERVPRO Recommends Mold Remediation Start Early in Little Rock Homes

Microbes are one of the most populous life forms on our planet, and each of the homes across Little Rock contains many species. Although these microorganisms may number in the millions in any given house, they remain dormant or innocuous most of the time. Any source of water that mold spores come into contact with can activate them.
 
Little Rock homeowners need to stay vigilant about mold colonies that can quickly grow in size and call experts in mold remediation as soon as possible. Microbes can quickly cause disintegration of porous materials by eating away at them. This damage happens because the tiny hyphae that act as anchoring structures dig into the drywall, wood, or concrete as the mold searches for food. When a property owner waits before calling SERVPRO to perform mold remediation, the colonies gain more time to cause more damage.
 
When inactive, or dormant, mold comes into contact with water for the first time, activation occurs, and the mold begins to grow and spread within only 24 to 48 hours. Within a week, a small patch of mold in a relatively confined area of your home can spread across surfaces, as well as send off spores to colonize other areas that might hold moisture to support new colonies.
 
When someone finds stains in their home and calls SERVPRO immediately for mold remediation, we help them protect as-of-yet uncompromised areas, stop any existing damage from spreading, and prevent the continued growth of the existing colony by shutting off the water at its source and drying out the area. We also apply antimicrobial sprays that effectively deter any regrowth in the area.
 
Our actions remove the damage, help prevent regrowth and contamination of other areas, and save property owners from increased costs that come with more extensive mold remediation. Waiting to call only leads to more damage. Delaying the process of remediation can also cause possible contamination of clothing, children's toys, housewares, furniture, and other belongings. We have found that it is always less expensive and easier to deal with early, rather than later.
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is always ready to help with the latest and most effective techniques in mold remediation. Contact us by calling (501) 803-9700 if your home in Ferndale of Maumelle suffers from microbial overgrowth. We can remediate the damage, so your property is once more “Like it never even happened.”

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Why The First 48 Hours are Important After Water Damage to Your Little Rock Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

The clock is ticking when you have water damage. Mold can start growing in 48 hours. Call SERVPRO for your water removal needs.

Fast Water Extraction In Little Rock Can Save Losses To Your Property

Excess water can breach your home at any time of the day or night and can ruin your flooring, walls, and ceilings if you fail to act fast. Standing water can also damage your furniture and personal belongings. Plus, it can cause structural damage if you do not deal with the situation immediately. Moisture can also cause mold growth that can cause health effects if water is left standing for more than 48 hours. Calling professionals like us right away can restore your property and save many of the items inside your home.   

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained and can be at your residence within hours after experiencing water damage to your Little Rock home. You can expect our crew to assess the job and address the issues as soon as possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and can restore your property to its preloss state when possible. First, our certified team can find and stop the flow of water into your home. Next, they can begin the extraction phase. The techs can use pumps, extraction wands, wet vacuums or portable and trunk-mounted extractors to remove all standing water quickly.    

Once the team removes the water, they can begin to dry the structure thoroughly. The techs can use high-grade air movers, high-velocity axial fans and industrial heaters and dehumidifiers. Employing this type of equipment helps increase dryness and helps reduce moisture levels, which speeds up the drying process. The crew may also need to dry other items inside the structure such as furniture, cabinets, carpeting and window curtains or drapes. We aim to work quickly during the extraction and drying stages to prevent further damages and to stop bacteria from forming. Plus, a fast response can help reduce restoration costs and may help expedite insurance claims.   

Our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock water extraction restoration services can help in water emergencies here and in the surrounding areas of Gibson, Roland, Maumelle, and Ferndale. We are nearby and ready to take your call. You can reach our office at (501) 803-9700 at any time of the day or night.

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When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Home In Little Rock, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your home can cause drastic changes that make your Little Rock residence unlivable and extremely messy.

You Need Complete Fire Damage Cleanup Services After A Blaze In Your Little Rock Home

A fire in your home can cause drastic changes that make your Little Rock residence unlivable and extremely messy. Now-charred things which you held in your hands just the day before can make everything seem hopeless after a major disaster.

After a fire, our experts know fire damage cleanup services in Little Rock are needed to make your home safe again. Even small fires can produce so much smoke and soot that the home quickly holds so much contamination that entering can become risky. Soot, fumes from chemical reactions taking place in different plastics and other synthetics, and jaggedly broken materials make a potentially dangerous situation.

SERVPRO technicians work in teams to rapidly cleanup fire damage from your home. Removing such things like debris from firefighters cutting portions of your roof also gets rid of nails, insulation, sections of charred wood, and much more. These larger pieces may require a large dumpster, which we can arrange to make the process smoother for you.

Smaller pieces, including shards of glass, metal fittings, and fasteners that fell away from furniture and other wooden items as they burned, and harder plastics that melted and re-hardened as they cooled or when the water hit them also end up in the dumpster. We use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to clean floors of anything smaller before restoration work begins on your home. This vacuum can also remove dry soot from many surfaces. For other surfaces, we use other techniques and tools, so soot no longer clings and tarnishes the belongings in your home.

During our work, we often use air scrubbers and hydroxyl machines to clean the air and bond any evasive or hidden soot particles. Because soot can re-enter the air, we also rely on equipment and methods that capture the soot as we clean it away from things, before it can escape and settle elsewhere. Hydroxyl bonds to these soot particles and other odor-causing substances, reducing odors and making the air cleaner for our specialists.

To complete fire damage cleanup before restoration starts, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses thermal fogging throughout your home. We also ensure that water and foam from firefighters no longer exist within your home. These can increase the risk of water or microbial damage, and ruin the new materials used to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock Can help you undo the effects of fire with our fire damage cleanup services. Serving Ferndale, Roland, and Gibson, our technicians and specialists put their skills and experience to work for you. Call us at (501) 803-9700, so we can help you.

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We Have Your Back When A Storm Damages Your Home In Little Rock

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Now it is time for you as a homeowner to do everything you can to protect your investment.

SERVPRO Helps Reduce Storm And Flood Damage In Your Little Rock Home

No one on earth can physically stop the rain, that’s obvious. However, there are ways to limit the amount of flooding you experience in your Little Rock home as a result of storms. Communities throughout the nation work together on a regular basis to reduce the amount of overland flooding or sewer backups we experience during a flood. Now it is time for you as a homeowner to do everything you can to protect your investment.

Start by contacting a professional to assess possible problems and fight against flood damage in your Little Rock area home. Clogged gutters and damages to your downspouts are one of the leading causes of basement flooding. Water saturates the soil at your foundation, ultimately invading through cracks in your foundation and flooding your entire home.

Having a professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, check the grading and landscaping around your home can help prevent floodwaters from entering your home. It’s not your fault, time erodes and shifts the grading around your foundation, giving water the perfect path to destruction. We can help you install the proper drainage, correct grading issues, and eliminate problems caused by improperly installed landscaping. Helping you prepare for even the worst possible flooding situations that most often happen in a home.

SERVPRO technicians assess the condition of your home and help you determine which steps to take to take control of problems occurring on your property. While we can also help provide you with services that help return your home to normal after flood damage incidents subside. We have access to a variety of moisture detectors, infrared scanners, submersible pumps and water extractors of all shapes and sizes that help get things under control fast. We can find hidden pockets of moisture and use air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry the affected area fast.

If you find yourself facing flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock, today. We are proud to service homeowners throughout our local area and pride ourselves on offering cleanup and restoration services you can depend on to make things right. Call us today (501) 803-9700!

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Some Ways to Persevere in Spite of Little Rock Water Damage

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Even when your laundry closet faces water damage, contacting team SERVPRO will offer you certified technicians to get the job done right.

A Damaged Water Supply Line Can Cause Water Damage in Your Hallway Laundry Closet 

All devices that use water to clean require a water supply line, however, when these lines are compromised, it can cause water damage inside of your home. When the supply line breaks, it allows water to freely flow out from the piping and onto your hardwood flooring beneath it. Returning home after a brief two-day trip to find your hallway flooded is never a good way to start the week. However, it is comforting knowing that reliable professional help is close at hand.
 
It is so important to call for help immediately upon finding water damage inside of your Little Rock home because leaving it to its own devices can only cause more damage. When moisture is left to absorb into the structure of your home, it can cause weakness. When your hardwood flooring is introduced to excess moisture, it can begin to bubble, bend, and even crack from swelling up. The faster that you get professional remediation services inside of your home, the more likely it is that you can prevent this kind of damage before it happens.
 
When SERVPRO is called to the scene of the damages in your home, we always strive to arrive as swiftly as possible. We understand how time sensitive water damage is, but we also understand how uncomfortable it is to have this worry at the back of your mind. It is important to us for you to feel comfortable and happy knowing that we are taking care of the problem for you.
 
SERVPRO uses advanced technology to tackle water damage, and our technicians can immediately begin to set up our equipment inside your home after a brief investigation. We use devices such as air movers, axial fans, and desiccant dehumidifiers to remediate water damage. Working in conjunction, all three pieces of equipment can create an environment that is ideal for drawing moisture out of the structure of your home, including your hardwood flooring. Once we're sure that the job is done, SERVPRO can use moisture meters to ensure your home's moisture levels have returned to an acceptable rate.
 
If you discover water damage inside of your home from a faulty device, never wait to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock by phoning the number (501) 803-9700. No matter the day or time, our technicians are ready and prepared to come and help you.

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Why DIY Is Not A Good Choice When Dealing With A Mold Infestation In Your Little Rock Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Whenever you encounter mold growth within your home, you can trust in our fast response time and advanced technology to remove the infestation.

The Dangers Of DIY Mold Remediation In Your Little Rock Home

Fighting moisture-ridden areas of your Little Rock home such as a crawl space, kitchen, or bathroom is more common than you might believe. The trouble with these persistently damp conditions is that it can allow the production of mold and mildew growth that can spread and cause damaging effects to materials, contents, and organic items in the affected areas of your house. Overcoming this organism on your property requires highly trained remediation technicians that can arrive quickly.

Many homeowners do not fully know the effects of mold damage in their Little Rock residence. Not only do you need to remove this colony because it can adversely affect and ruin structural components and materials within your home, but it can also pose potential health risks. You need a team of dedicated professionals like our SERVPRO remediation technicians who have the industry-leading equipment and fast response time to help.

We offer a comprehensive approach to mold remediation in your home that begins with isolating the colony growing by applying air scrubbers and negative air chambers to trap mold spores before they can reach new surfaces or contents to seat and colonize. We utilize OSHA approved cleaning agents for disinfection on surfaces throughout the affected area to stop the growth of fungi and other microorganisms.

With the harsh, musty odor that accompanies an active colony, homeowners also need our SERVPRO team to utilize our advanced deodorization equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Through the use of both approved deodorizing agents and thermal foggers, we can neutralize foul odor molecules on contact both in the environment where the colony spread, as well as into the fabrics and materials affected by the presence.

Our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team of highly-trained remediation specialists is available to you 24 hours a day. Whenever you encounter mold growth within your home, you can trust in our fast response time and advanced technology to remove the infestation. Give our team a call anytime that you need us at (501) 803-9700.

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SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Plan Will Restore Your Ferndale Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Our cleaning and restoration solutions at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can make it like it was never dirty after the disaster.

Addressing Possible Hazards When Offering Water Cleanup Services In Ferndale

Sites that require water cleanup services might have several dangers that may hurt occupants and our team during the restoration process. The dangers may be classified as personal hazards, environmental hazards, and biohazards. Working in confined spaces, slipping, tripping, falling, and exposure to chemical safety issues are under personal dangers. The dangers posed by electrical hazards, structural risks, and hazardous materials are under environmental risks. Exposure to molds and dangerous waste part of the biohazards that restorers face when addressing such incidents in Ferndale.

Safety is our first concern when performing water cleanup in Ferndale, and we guarantee that by performing a safety evaluation. The structures we attend to are different; they also have different construction materials and electrical systems. At the same time, the building and the water may contain hazardous substances. Knowing the duration the water has spent on the structure and can help in addressing some of the concerns.

Some of the cleaning agents that we use when cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting your home may present some chemical safety concerns. To limit exposure when we are working, we wear respirators and other appropriate PPE. Also, before the occupants can re-enter the area, we make sure it is appropriately dry and ventilated. Our SERVPRO technicians never exchange their PPE, unless they are well cleaned.

When using chemicals that cause blisters, irritation, and whiten the skins, we use chemical resistant gloves. If we have to mix, spray, and pour chemical during the restoration process, we have to wear splash goggles. Respirators can also be useful when we are working with hydrocarbons, solvents and organic vapors. Whether we are addressing odor problems, using dehumidifiers and air movers to dry your property, removing severely contaminated items from the site, we are always there to address the concerns of our clients.

Our cleaning and restoration solutions at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can make it like it was never dirty after the disaster. You rely on us when you need water damage restoration, storm damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire damage restoration. Call (501) 236-4774 for our experienced technicians to respond promptly.

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

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Fast Water Removal for Your Little Rock Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Damages from Little Rock Properties

Little Rock Properties Suffer Less Water-Damaging Results When SERVPRO Is Promptly Called for Extraction

Admittedly, coming back to your Little Rock home and finding it storing several inches of standing water can be a little alarming. Emergencies like these can often occur when residents are not at home as readily as they can occur when they are. Finding the right way to handle the situation is typically something that you want to leave to professional restorers.

While all of these kinds of scenarios involve varying degrees of water removal for your Little Rock residence, this is to be expected. A plumbing break inside of a wall can often allow for much more damage than someone's washing machine gently leaking water during the draining portion of a cycle. No matter what caused your need for water extraction and subsequent damage restoration, our SERVPRO team of professionals can help.
 
One of the priorities of restoration specialists entering your home is identifying the source of the water damage itself. If this has occurred inside of a wall, portions of paneling or drywall need to get removed to access the break or rupture and repair it. This step ensures that once the water is turned back on to the interior, it does not create worsening problems throughout the affected areas and beyond.
 
Our experienced SERVPRO professionals also work to ensure that extraction and drying techniques are successful by assessing the presence of moisture in wall cavities, in ceiling areas, and beneath flooring with thermal imagery equipment.
 
You should be mindful that highly saturated construction materials like drywall and ceiling tiles can fall with little to no warning when they are too saturated and heavy to remain fixed in place. Exercise caution when assessing the full scope of the damage in your home before restoration specialists arrive. We suggest you wait until we arrive to assess the damage and develop an action plan.
 
There are multiple causes of substantial water damage to your home, some of which are entirely out of your control. When you face this kind of potential damage to your residence, you can put your trust in our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock water restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (501) 803-9700.

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Preparation Is Crucial If Your Need Water Removal From Your Little Rock Business

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

ERP Keeps Your Little Rock Business Safer and Functioning after Water or Fire Damage with SERVPRO's Help

The SERVPRO ERP Plan Provides Protection For and Against Water Damaging Events to YourCommercial Work Place in Little Rock

Everything you worked for to establish a thriving Little Rock business can wash away if a significant water loss occurs on your commercial property. Whether the water invading your company is from a plumbing leak, runoff from a storm, or back up from the sewer, or a combination, you need help from a trustworthy restoration company.
 
Your Little Rock business needs fast water removal, day or night, when an emergency arises. Water losses quickly cause significant damage to the structure and the contents of your business, and the situation gets worse hour by hour. A practical and proactive option we offer to business owners is a predetermined emergency plan, designed exclusively for the physical layout of your commercial property, the type of business you conduct, and the likelihood that contaminated water is an issue.
 
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) takes a few steps to complete. You set up a time for an experienced manager to walk through your site before any emergency. Our team leader views your property for any potential vulnerabilities, including areas where excess water could collect and inventory, records, systems, and supplies that are at risk for severe damage if any circumstances occur that require water removal. Expect suggestions from our expert to minimize the effect of an emergency necessitating pumping and extracting of large quantities of water.
 
We also direct you to the SERVPRO ERP mobile app, a tool for you to give us more information to make a water removal scenario even more seamless. Take a few minutes to identify key staff or family who can act on your behalf if a water crisis occurs when you are out of town or otherwise unavailable. Mark the locations of utility shuts offs and share with us the names of contractors and vendors who installed systems and equipment for your business in case we need to discuss restoration and restarting issues.
 
Note that SERVPRO is your preferred restoration company, permitting us to get to work right away. As we collaborate to finalize the plan we explain what you and your staff can anticipate when we arrive to start water removal and complete applied structural drying. Discuss with us ways to help you keep at least part of your business operating during a crisis. Maintaining some level of responsiveness and a customer service presence give your customers confidence that you can weather this catastrophe.
 
Responsible business owners work with SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to create an ERP in the event of a water or other disaster. Call (501) 803-9700 to schedule a planning appointment to ensure a quick recovery and minimal break in operations if professional water removal becomes necessary.

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Professional Flood Damage Solutions After Heavy Rains In Little Rock

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Drywall in this home was removed up to the water lever after flood damage.

When rain damages your home, the SERVPRO crew has the training and equipment to remediate the damage

When several inches of rain fall over a couple of days, the ground around your Little Rock home becomes supersaturated. Water caught inches or even feet below the surface must find release, often into your lower levels, slab foundation, or crawl spaces beneath your home. A professional response to the water flooding into your home is essential.

The quantity of rainwater falling during recent Little Rock spring storms caused flood damage overwhelming the ability of homeowners to remediate. During the flooding event, your home’s structural components and stored personal possessions are at risk for irreversible damage. Our water loss crews assess the scenario swiftly and put their IICRC training and experience on the line to remove the flood water and dry out both building materials and your home’s contents.

Our SERVPRO vehicles arrive with high-efficiency pumps and water extractors as well as the highly qualified technicians to operate them on board. If your home’s electricity is unavailable temporarily in the aftermath of the storm, our equipment uses truck-mounted power generators to remove the water. Any delay in response to the flooding poses a range of threats to your home and belongings, including microbial growth and progressive deterioration of building materials and the ruin of documents, pictures, books, household goods, furnishings, carpeting, clothing, and more.

Practical and best restoration industry practices often recommend the pack out of items at risk of further harm from the flooding. We train our SERVPRO employees to inventory, stow, and transport your precious possessions with care and respect. At our production center, our team evaluates the extent of damage done by the flood waters and employs proven restoration strategies to return saturated items to preloss condition.

As the packed-out articles receive needed attention, SERVPRO employees address the damage at your home. They complete the flood water removal by matching equipment and techniques to achieve applied structural drying. Our crews strike a balance among the elements of air movement, heat, and dehumidification. We work to release water from structural components into a vapor that we then condense, collect, and evacuate.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock has the skilled crews and state of the art equipment to turn around your flood damage problems wholly and efficiently. Give us a call at (501) 803-9700 as soon as possible after the flood waters invade. We stand ready 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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What To Expect During Fire Damage Restoration In Maumelle

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Items like this monitor damaged by fire can be cleaned and restored off-site by our certified technicians.

How the SERVPRO team can help you after fire damage

A fire in your Maumelle 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, and 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 done to your Maumelle 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 all 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.

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. Heavy coatings after electrical and other slower burns 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 back to “Like it never even happened” by engaging the services of SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock. Call (501) 803-9700 immediately after the firefighters leave to get the process moving.

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Mold Damage Specialists In Little Rock

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

The team at SERVPRO is ready to roll to your home to remediate mold damage.

Contact the specialist at SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage

If a pipe breaks underneath your home in Little Rock, it is possible that water can affect structural components without you realizing it. Water can leak into your crawl space and cause many problems. Many crawl spaces already have elevated temperatures and humidity levels making it a prime location for microbial growth.

Extra moisture that gets added to a crawl space increases the chances of a fungus developing. For mold damage in Little Rock to take place, it needs an organic food source, the right temperature, and moisture. If fungi grow inside your home, they can cause health effects with some people.

Once microbes develop inside a structure, they can quickly reproduce and cause problems in other locations. Once the spores mature, they form structures called hyphae. The hyphae grow down into the material as well as up above it and across the surface. The hyphae then release spores into the airflow of the building that float around until they settle down into a new location.

If mold develops inside your crawl space, it can cause damage to structural components. Fungi can also create foul odors that can affect your entire house. Microbes inside your crawl space also can make their way into your ventilation system causing air quality issues.

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians remediate fungal issues, we take extreme measure to prevent spores from spreading to unaffected areas. Before any work begins the crawl space gets sealed off so that no dust or debris created by the restoration process spreads across the building. We use poles and thick plastic to build a containment chamber around the affected area of the crawl space.

If the entire crawl space is contaminated then the floor joists get sealed off so that the insulation in the floor does not get affected. Once the affected region is sealed off from the rest of the home, the contaminated materials get removed. If the mold has not gone too deep into the floor joists they can be sanded down and restored. After sanding the affected wood gets sprayed with a specialized sealant paint.

Before the containment chamber gets taken down, we vacuum all dust and debris with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. If you ever need help with microbial growth inside your crawl space, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Fixture Wear Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Little Rock Home

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Small Water Leaks Lead to Large Damage in Little Rock--Call SERVPRO to Remove the Water and Restore Your Property

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 that are 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, any number of 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 as well as how to restore the damage that it caused.  
 
Our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home get 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 that got 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 effects your home faces. We are available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700.

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Commercial Fire Damage Leaves Little Rock Boutiques Soggy and Smelly

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure to contact SERVPRO to get any fire damage in your boutique taken care of. Call right away for best results.

Team SERVPRO Arrives to BOTH Inventory Damaged Items and Remediate Fire Damage

Once a small business in Little Rock, such as a boutique, experiences a disaster that threatens closure, the integrity of its inventory, or ruination of its equipment, staying in business can become very difficult. Many small businesses fail because of such unexpected disasters.
 
We can help prevent such failure of your business, even if commercial fire damage played a role in your Little Rock boutique's difficulties. Because your customers expect your boutique to have a distinct feel to it, restoration needs to include mitigation of not only the charred materials and ruined inventory but also the sogginess and constant odor experienced. Fire produces heavy soot, and fighting fires leaves behind water and foam from firefighters putting out the flames.
 
As we perform fire damage restoration of your structure, we remove the materials that became charred and bubbled up from the heat. Once we remove the moisture left behind from firefighting efforts, we can bring in replacement materials. While these materials wait for installation, we can remove large amounts of soot and smoke deposits from the interiors of wall cavities. However, not all walls filled with smoke experience damage on their exteriors. Hence, these walls never require opening up, and their unwanted contents remain unreachable by our manual tools.
 
Odors produced by this smoke and soot become mixed with the musty odor caused by leftover water. The longer this water remains inside your business, the larger any microbial populations can become. Mold can produce bad odors and add to the problems experienced. Because of the complexities fire damage and many other disasters cause small businesses, we recommend our READY plan, which can help keep businesses from failing after such catastrophes.
 
For all businesses, no matter how small or large, SERVPRO uses the latest in technology and trains our employees well. Earning certificates from the IICRC prepares them for the challenges that disasters pose. We also gain extensive experience while performing jobs in a wide variety of commercial settings.
 
We can still make your boutique smell pleasant, even with the smoke, water, and possible beginning microbial colonization going on inside your boutique. SERVPRO can address each issue and resolve it so that it becomes "Like it never even happened" again.
 
Removal of damaged materials, specialized care for any salvageable inventory, intensive cleaning, water extraction and removal of moisture, and odor control techniques steadily restore your business. Paperwork for insurance purposes involving losses and specialized cleaning and restoration services help you submit claims quickly.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock wants to help you put your business back together rapidly after a disaster. Fire damage can affect so much of your business, even when it seems unaffected in specific areas at first glance. Our professional team can help you stay in business when you call us at (501) 803-9700, our 24-hour service line.

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How SERVPRO Can Help Little Rock Residents Who Experience Tornado Damages

5/5/2018 (Permalink)

Tornadoes can cause severe damage to your home, let SERVPRO help save your items and restore your home.

SERVPRO Stands Ready to Help with Storm Damage to Your Home

As unfortunate as these occurrences might be for the many residents of Little Rock, tornadoes are a risk that exists for every homeowner residing in the region. With the kind of severe damage that can occur to your home in such a brief period, there is little that any one house can do to prevent the destructive force of this natural disaster. However, recovering from this damage does not have to be something that you have to face alone.

While you might already be aware of this, these isolated events vary in size and strength, making predicting the kind of problems they can cause an impossible feat. With the strong winds and swirling debris trapped in the cyclonic storm, the exterior of your home can become drastically damaged in areas like the roof, siding and vulnerable points like windows. Tornado damage to your Little Rock home can ultimately leave your house susceptible to compounding damage like flooding through roof openings and areas where siding has gotten pulled from the house.

While reconstruction often plays a significant role in recovering from a tornado passing through your area, our SERVPRO professionals can still help you to preserve the things that you hold dear inside of your home. The contents of your house can get taken to a secure facility of ours for thorough cleaning and held there until the reconstruction efforts get completed. At this point, these restored items can get safely returned to your rebuilt home.

The threat of flooding is ever-present while areas of your home remain exposed to the elements through structural weaknesses and vulnerable points. Water damage restoration is a process that our SERVPRO team excels with, and our unique training gives us the ability to dry up the damage and restore all salvageable materials and contents in your home quickly.

While you might never get prepared for the destructive nature of a tornado, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is always ready and willing to help you with any disaster that threatens your home. Give us a call whenever you need us at (501) 803-9700.

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When Your North Little Rock Store Requires Professional Water Removal

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

A burst pipe could leave you in need of professional water removal services. Call on SERVPRO for expertly trained professionals to do the work.

SERVPRO is Here to Help You Deal with Commercial Water Removal and Restoration

Of all of the things that could potentially threaten your North Little Rock retail store, substantial water damage ranks among the top for destruction and disaster. When plumbing ruptures above the ceiling or inside of walls, many areas of your building could get affected by the high volumes of water before the shutoff valve gets activated.

While it might seem a little overwhelming to deal with the multiple facets of cleaning up a mess like this correctly, fortunately, it is not something that you have to do alone. When you require water removal services for your North Little Rock store, SERVPRO is here to help you through this potentially challenging time.

As you might already guess, substantial water damage like what previous got discussed above could limit your ability to keep the store open and available to your customers throughout the restoration process. This fact is a convincing reason in an of itself to choose professional water removal and restoration versus taking on the problem on your own.

Without adequately cleaning up the mess and removing all of the lingering symptoms (which stretch far beyond just extraction of the present water), you are leaving your business open to compounding damages that could present an even more significant risk to customers and the staff you employ. Mold only requires moisture and warmer temperatures for spores to seat and thrive, so without sufficiently drying the entire area, you run the risk of allowing mold and fungal growth.

From the moment that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your business, we get to work quickly assessing the full scope of the damages that you face and the necessary equipment to restore it. While this process begins with pump trucks and wet-vacs to extract the water, it also delves into aspects of drying, deodorization, disinfection and potentially remodeling.

While there are threats that you always face as a business owner, there are plenty that you do not have to fight alone. Trust in the experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to help you restore your building from any disaster damage you have to battle. Give us a call anytime you need us at (501) 803-9700.

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

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO begins fire restoration with extracting any water and drying out your home to prevent issues such as mold.

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 turn a fire damage scenario back to preloss condition fast and efficiently.

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 certain 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 to develop and implement a plan for fire damage cleanup and restoration. The residues deposited on surfaces, fabrics, furnishings, and possession after a fire are extremely 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 times 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.  

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SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock Seeking Qualified Production Manager

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Now Hiring

Do you have production management experience? SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is currently seeking qualified candidates with job site management, communication, and insurance experience to help keep our restoration company the best for clients in Little Rock and Maumelle, and the surrounding areas.

This position requires excellent communication and motivational skills, as you will be working closely will homeowners, insurance adjusters and overseeing the timelines of crews working to complete restoration projects all over the area.

You can expect competitive salary, advancement opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package upon hire.

Qualified candidates:

* Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in management in the service industry.
* Must have excellent communication skills.
* Must be flexible and organized, as many jobs with short deadlines can occur simultaneously.
* Must be a problem solver with patience and assertiveness.
* Must be in good physical health.
* Must be able to create and execute production schedules, timelines, and subsequent reports.
* Must be willing to travel at times.
* Must have a basic understanding of mathematics, have rudimentary handyman skills, and the ability to make decisions in the moment.
* Are desired to have some college education and an understanding of restoration work, but this is not a requirement for employment decisions.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will never discriminate personnel practices on account of race, disability, sex, veteran status, nation of origin, or any characteristic protected by law.

The Dangers of Water Damage In Your North Little Rock Restaurant

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Water Removal from Your Little Rock Small Restaurant

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 North 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 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.
 
The longer that you wait to resolve an issue like this, the more likely compounding damages result. An excellent example of this would be the growth of mold 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 span of 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. Which also poses a damaging situation for the employees of your business who rely on the paychecks that you provide them. Without the restaurant being open and serving patrons, these employees would be asked to not come into work until the situation has gotten resolved, leaving them short of their average income expectancy.
 
These are a few of the reasons that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is a wise choice for your water damage restoration needs. Our experienced technicians are available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700.

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Outstanding Support Provided for Little Rock Customers after Storm Damage

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

If a storm leaves your home with flood damage, call on SERVPRO to restore the damage and leave your home "Like it never even happened."

Call on SERVPRO for Expert Storm Damage Restoration

Immediately after severe storms damage your Little Rock home, it is understandable to feel frightened and overwhelmed. The devastation can be difficult to process. Worries about how to find the right restoration company and fears about how to pay for restoration demoralize homeowners. Our restoration company has a unique team to help with all aspects of after storm recovery.

Our storm damage cleanup firm in Little Rock searches for seasoned and enthusiastic employees at every level. Comprehensive training is supported for every member of our crews and management and office staff as well. This standardizes the process while giving each person involved a chance to understand the challenges of storm damage recovery.

Every step of storm damage recovery can be handled by our skilled crews, from securing your home with boards and tarps to keep the elements out immediately after the storm to the final touches after restorative tasks are complete. We take seriously our promise to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our IICRC certified crews arrive with extensively stocked service vehicles, ready for a broad range of storm-related issues. We remove water, dry structure, stabilize spaces where walls and support may have gone missing because of high winds or tree damage. SERVPRO brings in high-efficiency air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters to create the optimum conditions for drying. Our employees master applied drying strategies, including moisture measuring and monitoring during the recovery process. Special projects like carpet cleaning and drying, document recovery, and personal possession inventory and review at off-site production areas mean all of your belongings have a chance to weather that storm you and the house endured.

We not only have top-notch storm damage recovery work crews, but we also offer solid assistance with evaluating, documenting, and presenting insurance claims. Several of our most senior management team members have extensive experience in the insurance industry, providing the framework for ethical and thorough planning and follow-through for every job we take on. You can rest easy knowing SERVPRO employees are transmitting all the information your insurance company needs to cover your storm-damage related claims to the letter of your policy.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for all you storm damage needs. We have the skills and the highly qualified staff to bring your home back to preloss condition.

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Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofNorthwest Little Rockspecializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Little Rock, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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IICRC Certified Firm

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Little Rock Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

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SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in [[City or County Name]]. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 

Residential Services

Whether your Little Rock home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Little Rock commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Northwest Little Rock Home.

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Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today!

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service!

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SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Faster to your Northwest Little Rock Water Damage Event

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Northwest Little Rock provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Northwest Little Rock Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

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A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Northwest Little Rock basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

In Northwest Little Rock, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today 

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

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If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today 

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

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It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today!

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock for mold remediation services.

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