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Little Rock Has Hot Dry Summers – But Flood Removal Might Still Be Necessary

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

flooded nursery with items floating Regardless of the room affected, team SERVPRO can help with flood damage. Contact our team immediately after an event for services.

SERVPRO Is Here For Little Rock Residents Come Storms Or Sunshine

As the capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is a hive of activity. It has a population of over 193,000 people and is a popular site for tourists from all over the nation. Arkansas is packed full of cultural institutions and also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor leisure.

But where did it all begin? Little Rock's early inhabitants include the Bluff Dwellers, the Mississippian Culture People, and the Folsom People. In 1722 a French explorer, Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, came aground on the Arkansas River's south bank. He landed near a small rock formation which, legend has it, he named la Petite Roche – the Little Rock.

Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot, dry summers. This makes it a favorite with outdoor enthusiasts. Although it has experienced temperatures as low as 12 degrees Fahrenheit, that was all the way back in 1899, and the winters are usually cool but not extreme, with very little snow.

Anyone looking for outdoor adventures will love Little Rock. No matter where you are in the city, you are never far away from nature. There are fifty city parks to choose from for something a little more sedate, while more adventurous types can hike the majestic Pinnacle State Park, The Rock Valley, or the Hot Springs Mountain. The Hot Springs trail includes Buckstaff Bathhouse, where hikers can bathe as if it was still the nineteenth century.

Closer to the city, cyclists can take in the breathtaking view of Big Dam Bridge, the longest cycling and pedestrian bridge in North America. The bridge stands ninety feet about the Arkansas River and is 4226 feet long.

Explore A Rich Subculture

When visitors are done with the great outdoors and need a change of pace, Arkansas is waiting with a wealth of culture to explore. Arkansas culture is a subculture of the Southern United States which draws inspiration from Native, African, and European cultures.

Part of the subculture of Arkansas is its famous food! The diet includes such local delights as okra, wild duck, apples, purple hull peas, and, of course, grits. The state is also known for its delicious barbecue tradition. Smoked meat was a staple for early settlers, and the traditional hog roast has been a big part of Arkansas's life for many years.

The culture of Arkansas has appeared in literature by well-known authors such as Maya Angelou and John Grisham. The state is also home to a varied musical tradition covering blues, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass, gospel, and more. Famous Arkansas musical exports include Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell, Evanescence, Kris Allen, and of course, Johnny Cash.

Visitors who want to learn more about Arkansas's fascinating subculture will be glad to know Little Rock boasts plenty of museums and historic sites. Some unmissable stops include:

  • The Arkansas Arts Center. The idea that would become the Arkansas Arts Center began back in 1914 with the formation of a local fine arts group. As well as regular shows, the center holds a permanent collection of drawings by such well-known artists as Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso.
  • The Historic Arkansas Museum. The museum was opened in 1941 after a resident, Louise Loughborough, single-handedly campaigned to preserve some historic buildings on the site. These days the museum includes several historic buildings, including The Hinderliter Grog Shop, the oldest building in Little Rock (1827). It has artifacts on display and offers educational and multimedia experiences to immerse visitors in Arkansas history.
  • The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Visitors to the museum are sure to be delighted at the opportunity to explore authentic vessels from World War Two. Exhibits include a 90% operational submarine, the USS Razorback, which lets visitors experience submarine service for themselves.
  • The Esse Purse Museum. This museum is one of only three purse museums in the world. The museum explores the art of the purse and examines their cultural and fashionable meanings throughout time. There are special exhibitions throughout the year and a purse store.

World Leaders Experienced The Power Of Arkansas Storms

In 2016, three world leaders experienced the awe of Arkansas weather for themselves. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were in attendance at a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leaders Scholarship Program. The Program, backed by three Presidential foundations, teaches candidates the skills of:

  • Vision and Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Persuasion and Influence
  • Strategic Partnerships

During the ceremony, winds of up to 68mph battered Little Rock, setting a new July wind speed record. The former world leaders took shelter in the lowest level of the building until the storm had passed.

When extreme weather like that happens, areas such as the basement or crawl space of a building are susceptible to flooding. It only takes a small gap or a damaged door to let floodwater in.

SERVPRO Takes Care Of Hard To Reach Places

Crawl spaces and other dark, damp areas such as unconverted basements or storage areas require special care when it comes to flood removal. Crawl spaces are prone to damp, which means:

  • They are at a greater risk of mold growth.
  • They have more risk of structural damage, such as rotting wood.
  • They are more challenging to dry.

If left unattended, mold can quickly spread and create new colonies. Wood can rot away if damp problems persist. That is why it is essential to act fast when a crawl space floods.

SERVPRO trains its technicians to handle even tricky jobs, and they come equipped with free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum away flood water. We will also remove damaged drywall or insulation and oversee their replacement, and apply microbial remedies if needed to disinfect the area.

We carefully dry the crawl space using fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers. And because we monitor carefully at every stage, residents can rest assured their crawl space will be as dry as if the flood had not happened. Ask us about an encapsulation project.

Residents concerned about crawl space flood damage can rest assured that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here for them. Call us at (501) 803-9700.

Who Can I Call to Remove Floodwater in My Home?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room; flood cuts along walls Water damage can lead to structure damage. Sometimes we make flood cuts to ensure the structure dries throughly.

SERVPRO Has Powerful Extraction Tools to Handle Flood Damage, Including Removal of Contaminated Water Throughout Your Little Rock Home 

Nobody ever expects to be ankle-deep in floodwater throughout their home. However, once a storm comes through, you need to have the ability to remove the water and moisture from your Little Rock interior. Failing to do so promptly leaves your home subject to secondary damage and exponential restoration costs. Enlist a reputable restoration team's services to address your floodwater damage to have prompt service and fair pricing. SERVPRO is always on call - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and ensures rapid results to get back to your daily routine. 

What Can Flooding Do to My Home? 

Any flood damage in Little Rock can become very costly to fix as time goes on. The longer water and contaminants are left to fester, the more secondary damage can set in. If water began migrating throughout your entire first flood, it becomes imperative that you have not only quick extraction but also professional moisture detection to find any hidden pockets. 

With our initial assessment of your home, we take a look at how floodwater moves through the different structural and building materials in that path. After knowing the severity of the spread, we can focus our attention on areas that need it most. In many situations where contaminated floodwater infiltrates a home, our crew has to perform controlled demolition. Different elements that we address include: 

  • Drywall –One of the more common materials that might be deemed unsalvageable in as little as 24 hours after initial exposure to standing water is drywall. Moisture wicks its way up the drywall, which can lead to warping or crumbling. Our crew can perform flood cuts several inches above the saturation portion and then replace it with all-new materials. The walls get finished off to bring them back to preloss condition.
  • Floors –Various flooring types can become severely damaged when exposed to standing water for an extended period, such as vinyl, linoleum, carpeting, and hardwood. If your flooring shows signs of bloating, bubbling, cupping, or warping, the best course of action is to have it removed and replaced by our trusted contractors.
  • Wood Trim –We often remove wood trim in situations where it becomes saturated with the threat of contaminated water. Should your drywall and insulation call for replacement in certain areas, we will more than likely need to replace the trim as well. Our crew can sometimes remove and replace the baseboards alone when the drywall is in good condition. 

How Can I Tell if the Floodwater is Contaminated? 

You and your family should stay clear of flooding within your Little Rock home as much as possible. If you can, block off the flood zone to not expose and help limit water migration into other rooms. You can shut doors and put blankets or towels down to keep the water at bay until we arrive. Once our crew is on the scene, we can perform sample testing to determine how contaminated the floodwater is. When water comes into your home from outdoors with storm floods, it tends to bring contaminants like: 

  • Fecal matter
  • Silt and mud
  • Fuel or chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Pathogenic organisms
  • Vermin that may bite
  • Random debris, and more 

Once the water gets tested, we can treat the flood zone before beginning the cleanup process, which helps to keep hazardous droplets from becoming airborne as our team works on extraction and drying. After your interior is dry, we also have a broad range of professional-grade antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaning agents to thoroughly sanitize all surfaces. Should there be any contamination concerns, SERVPRO can perform further testing to ensure all bacteria have been eliminated. 

Why Should I Call SERVPRO When I Have Flood Issues? 

Our team features technicians trained following the standards set forth by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are available seven days a week, around the clock, to get to work when you need us most. Some of the professional services that we have to offer our Little Rock customers include: 

  • Rapid arrival on-site and ready to work within hours of your call
  • Trucks from our Green Fleet stocked with the latest equipment and cleaning agents
  • Professional inspection and proven methods for restoration
  • Help with your insurance claim
  • Total drying and moisture detection techniques
  • Certified SERVPRO Clean 

With the water removal and assistance with flood damage that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock offers, you can have your interior back to preloss condition faster than any DIY methods will allow. To have our team dispatched to your property, give us a call at (501) 803-9700.

What Should I Do About Flood Damage in Little Rock?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

a flooded room in a house Flood damage can be a disturbance to you and your family. To remediate the damage, contact SERVPRO right away.

Working with SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Mitigation Team Helps Many Homeowners in Little Rock Recover Faster and with Less Expense

Flood damage in Little Rock can displace affected families for months. Such situations create additional problems for local residents, but SERVPRO uses different ways to correct the situation, including reducing the amount of stress our customers experience.

We use internationally accepted methods to restore properties, both residential and commercial, after flood damage or other disasters occur. Our professional teams accomplish such restorative tasks through:

  • Mitigation of current damage in a property via water extraction, drying, cleaning, and disinfectant sprays,
  • Follow-up with preventative measures such as antimicrobial applications to vulnerable surfaces,
  • Restoration or rebuilding of flood-damaged residences to meet or exceed local code requirements.

Part of the mitigation process, cleaning out debris that can harbor harmful microbes, helps prevent unwanted health effects later, as well as keeping microbial overgrowths from damaging portions of your house. SERVPRO also cuts away damaged walls, carpeting, and other materials to reduce the amount of water remaining in the home.

The disinfectant and antimicrobial sprays reach into cracks and crevices that might continue harboring pathogens (these can also cause odors). When your dwelling needs additional odor-control measures, we have a multitude of options that work significantly better than store-bought deodorizing sprays.

Homeowners often expect to have the same floor plan, even after complete destruction of the interior framework. However, SERVPRO’s building experts can work with you to change the layout, either entirely or in only specific areas, giving your house a completely new appearance. We often find that such drastic changes cost the same or even less than the expected restoration but helps our customers get past a crisis more fully. A new interior can also help families enjoy their homes more than they might otherwise.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock assists property owners after disastrous situations in Maumelle, AR, Gibson, AR, and Ferndale, AR. After flood damage, call (501) 803-9700.


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How Can I Make Sure the Walls in My Little Rock Home Are Dry after a Flood?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Acts Fast in Little Rock to Inspect and Dry Interior and Exterior Walls for Flood Damage

Any size flood can bring about significant damage to your home. Whatever caused the flooding, water must be removed from all walls to ensure lingering moisture does not bring on more damage. The longer that water sits in the walls, the higher the chance you have of structural damage and mold or mildew growth.

What does SERVPRO do to dry interior and exterior walls after a flood?
After arrival onsite, our team puts a plan of action in place to address your flood damage in Little Rock. Our trucks are equipped with submersible portable and truck-mounted pumps that allow us to remove massive amounts of water from your basement and interior. We then remove any flood-damaged contents to begin drying the area with water extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers.

•    For Interior Walls – Flood cuts might be required several inches above the water line so that we can remove any damaged drywall. This helps expose any pockets of the remaining water and allows us to increase airflow in small wall cavities to facilitate drying.
•    For Exterior Walls – SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors to locate any areas where moisture is lingering. If we detect higher moisture levels, holes may be drilled at the bottom portion of the wall to allow water to drain. A hole may also be drilled at the top of the wall to force air into the cavity, speeding moisture removal.

Our team also completes a full inspection of your home’s exterior to ensure you have ample drainage away from the building. This is important for helping to avoid future moisture damage if you have cinder block walls. Cinder block can hold moisture, which could lead to mold infestations if not addressed appropriately.

Regardless of the flood damage that you have in Little Rock, our team at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here to help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (501) 803-9700.

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Did You Know Biohazards are Present in Floodwater in Little Rock?

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor Floodwaters contain contaminants and biohazards. SERVPRO knows how to safely restore your home.

Flood Water Removal Little Rock – How Dirty Is Flood Water

Flash flooding often occurs after a massive rainstorm and inundates streets and homes in minutes and disappears in a short time. Floodwaters can pick up many contaminants as the water rushes through streets and homes. These contaminants are carried into homes, leaving a combination of debris, mud, chemicals, various animal, and human waste products. There is a yuck factor. However, these contaminants can also be dangerous to human health.

SERVPRO knows what to look for when called for flood water removal services in Little Rock. We have been providing services to residents since 2002. Once we arrive on-site, usually in less than four hours, we immediately assess the site. Our technicians look for debris and the level of contamination, i.e., gray vs. black water.

Based on this assessment, and local, state and federal regulations, appropriate precautions are taken to protect the client and our technicians from infectious diseases.

Restore, Or Remove and Replace

The decision to restore vs. remove and replace depends on several factors. If the water is considered gray water, it is typically easier to clean and disinfect than black water. When cleaning carpets, however, under padding should be removed. Flooding composed of blackwater typically includes infectious material and sewage. Carpets and underpads need replacing, the drywall needs removing, and all structural elements must be pressure washed and disinfected.

Porous items, such as carpet and underpad, usually must be replaced. In most cases, it is too difficult to recover these items and too expensive. Non-porous items can usually be power washed and disinfected. SERVPRO can review decisions to restore or replace it with the homeowner and the adjuster.

We store clean items in a staging area that was not impacted by the floodwaters. We remove sewage waste following local state and city guidelines. Clients are encouraged to be very careful entering a flooded area due to potential exposure to electrical hazards and infectious waste until SERVPRO has completed an assessment.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Ferndale, Gibson, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked on driveway and inside SERVPRO truck Should your home experience flood damage, we are ready equipped to dry your property. Call us today!

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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