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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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