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How Do I Know If My Little Rock Business Has Water Damage?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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There are Several Telltale Signs of Water Damage, but Periodic Inspections by Trained Professionals in Little Rock is the Surest Way to Know for Certain

Water leaks are not always readily apparent, especially if they are small. They can develop slowly over time and inconspicuously damage your Little Rock business and its valuable inventory.

SERVPRO, a Little Rock commercial water damage remediation service, says that business owners can sometimes identify water damage if they know what to look for. According to our trained experts, the following signs could indicate you have a water leak:

    •    Foul musty smells
    •    Black, brown, pink, or white fungal growths on ceilings, walls, or baseboards
    •    Discolored or waterstained attic rafters and other structural components
    •    Deteriorating plaster/drywall or bubbling wallpaper/paint
    •    Buckling floors/ceilings or wall warping

As a leak progresses, these issues usually become worse and easier to detect. Unfortunately, this also means that by the time you notice water damage, it could be quite severe and expensive to repair. This is why it is always preferable to have your property periodically inspected by trained professionals so that potential problems can be spotted early.

How Can SERVPRO Find Hidden Water Damage and Locate Water Leak Sources?

SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in finding hidden water damage and locating sources of water leaks. They perform these crucial tasks with the help of specialized state-of-the-art detection equipment.  Some of the tools they use to perform their inspections include sensors that can find moisture in structural elements, meters that measure the amount of moisture in these components, and material-penetrating infrared cameras that can uncover water leak sources behind baseboards, walls, and ceilings. Using these high-tech devices, our experts can often find water issues much sooner than business owners.

With all that said, you should take potential water damage seriously. Routinely look for signs of water leaks and have your property periodically inspected by trained professionals. If you need any help, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

Our Little Rock Spa Had a Water Leak, How Do I Make Sure it is Clean for Customers?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

spa setting with massage table Don’t ruin the perfect ambiance of your spa with water damage. Call the certified technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Uses Professional Products to Disinfect Surfaces 

When you come into your Little Rock spa and see that water leaked from an upstairs bathroom all over the floor and on some of your massage tables, you may be in a state of shock, especially if you have clients coming in for services at any minute. Before you call your customers to reschedule, it is smart to contact a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to begin emergency services and mitigate further damage. We understand the need to thoroughly disinfect after any water leak, especially if you are unsure of the cleanliness of the water.

How Do I Know if the Water is Contaminated?

SERVPRO Uses Extra Personal Safety Precautions with Gray or Black Water

There are different types of water cleanup in Little Rock, depending on the kind of leak. If the water came from a pipe in the wall or sink chances are it is clean water (level 1). It would be either gray (level 2) or black (level 3) water if it came from the toilet. If technicians are unsure, they make sure to treat the spill like it is contaminated water and take additional precautions like wearing PPE (personal protection equipment).

What is the Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting?

  • Both are antimicrobial treatments that limit or stop microorganisms from growing.
  • Disinfectants destroy about 99% of microorganisms.
  • Sanitizers decrease microorganism growth but do not eliminate it.

Since you are running a health spa, SERVPRO technicians typically use EPA-registered disinfectants such as Benefect® or Microban® to eliminate microorganism growth, giving you confidence that your business is clean and ready to resume services. You may hear people refer to sterilizing surfaces; however, only hospitals and other medical establishments are usually the only places that complete sterilization can occur. Sterilizers kill all microorganisms, but most objects cannot withstand the chemicals used for sterilization. “Food Safe” disinfecting is the standard for home and commercial cleaning.

Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock 24/7 at (501) 803-9700 for assistance.


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Ideal Equipment for Little Rock Showroom Water Removal

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Commercial Fire Damage In Little Rock

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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