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What Are the Best Drying Tools for a Water-Damaged House in Little Rock?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Our Professionals Have Premier Extraction and Drying Tools for Your Little Rock Residence

Cleaning up after a water loss is not always as straightforward as it should be. Standing water can especially create concerns for the house by moving debris and soils from one area to another. Restoring damaged areas first begins with thorough extraction and drying of the exposed materials and regions of your Little Rock property, which involves the premier tools and equipment in our inventory.

Choosing professional restoration and water cleanup for Little Rock homes can have our SERVPRO team arriving shortly after you discover a disaster. We strive to mobilize to a damaged address within hours of the first notice of loss, helping us to manage mitigation better and do more to reduce losses and protect the structural integrity and contents of your residence.

When Do I Need Professional Restoration Services?

Few instances are strictly superficial and easily managed by the homeowner. Because water continues to move after the disaster, saturation and moisture damage can affect areas and materials far from the origin point. Knowing when you need professional services can help you to get this process started as soon as possible to better prevent irreparable damages in the house. Some of the clear indicators that you need professional restorers are:

    •    Standing Water – When water pools on surfaces like the floors of your home, this can be a clear indicator that you need professional services like extraction. We have efficient tools to help in this regard, including submersible pumps and wet vacuums.
    •    Structural Damage – Identifying structural deterioration and damages can also indicate a pressing need for professional restoration. Drying up saturated materials promptly can reduce how widespread and destructive water damage can become.
    •    Water Migration – The movement of water throughout the damaged area that you can see is often only part of the damage that exists. Migration of water damages can happen beyond the surfaces of materials, making it critical to identify where moisture is and the appropriate drying techniques.

What is the Best Tool for Drying My House?

Drying your home often falls to a highly productive type of tool in our inventory – the air mover. This high-velocity fan directs airflow at damaged materials and moist environments. By introducing heated air into damp spaces and against saturated materials, we can promote evaporation and restore your house more efficiently. There are multiple models and types of air movers in our inventory, and some of these include:

    •    Axial – Axial units are designed to help remove the moisture in an open area or several surfaces and contents simultaneously. These are the larger and more productive of the two primary types, as axials have a more powerful output. Consequently, these units require more electricity to function.
    •    Centrifugal – These types of air movers focus on specific damaged areas of a saturated material inside of your home. By directing a concentrated blast of warm air on a specific point of a surface, we can expedite the evaporation process to promote faster and more thorough drying.
    •    Low-Profile – Low profile centrifugal units have multiple purposes throughout your house when drying is necessary. These tools get used in carpet floating and are ideal for drying underneath permanent structural fixtures.

What Special Tools Might Be Necessary to Dry My House?

While there are traditional drying tools that get used on almost every recovery job, our SERVPRO team also can benefit from the use of specialty drying equipment that can be beneficial for specific circumstances. Some of the unique machines and tools used in drying your home include:

    •    Carpet Wands – Removing water from carpeted floors is one of the first steps in successfully drying and preventing reinstallation. These attachments connect with truck-mount pumps and other extractors as the motor for the water removal.
    •    Positive Pressure Systems – By infusing a damaged wall with multiple hoses where heated blasts of air can evaporate trapped moisture, we can reduce the need for controlled demolition or full-scale reconstruction.
    •    Portable Electric Heaters – By modifying the overall temperature in a damaged area, our professionals can make drying more efficient and productive.

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Know When the Job Is Done?

One of the methods of determining when the restoration has been successful is using moisture detection tools to identify existing moisture and dampness pockets. When these cannot get located in the previously damaged areas, we can feel confident in turning the property back over to you.

No matter how severe and threatening water losses can be for your home, our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team can help with a fast response and cutting-edge equipment. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (501) 803-9700.

How Do I Get Water Out of My Little Rock Kitchen?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

water damage on kitchen floor in front of appliances When you are surprised by water damage in the morning as you are getting ready to go to work, please remember that SERVPRO is waiting to help you out.

Bring in a SERVPRO Water Removal Team to preserve your Little Rock home  

The water line leading into your refrigerator broke down about 12:30 am on Saturday. You didn’t notice it, of course, until you got up for coffee eight hours later. Then you feel it between your toes as you splash your way around, trying to find the leak and turn off the water.

What are Water Removal Technicians going to do when they get here?

First, they are going to isolate the leak and turn it off or block it if you have not been able to do so. Next, team members use a pump or an extractor for physical water removal from your Little Rock kitchen, depending on how deep it might be. Once they accomplish that, other team members use tools like long-handled squeegees to push any trace water off the surface, allowing natural evaporation to begin, releasing water into the air. 

Next, one of our technicians performs a visual inspection and uses a thermal camera to examine the sub-floor. She does this to determine a couple of key issues:

  • Is there a crack or split in the kitchen flooring?
  • If yes, did it allow water to spill into the sub-floor area?

If the answer is yes to either question, our technicians can take positive action. Each team has the skills to make repairs to linoleum and other floor coverings, or remove and replace damaged flooring so it looks exactly as before, or better than it was before the spill. Before replacement, they go into the sub-floor and use commercial grade water pumps with flexible hoses to remove water. 

Once everything is back in place, SERVPRO technicians then place a humidifier in the kitchen. This device draws the excess water in the air and off surfaces to lower the interior humidity and completely return the home to its normal condition. 

Our water removal team at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is prepared 24/7 to return every home to a dry, safe condition here and in our nearby communities of Gibson, Ferndale, and Maumelle. Call our office today at (501) 803-9700 to develop a restoration plan for your home. 

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SERVPRO Can Save the Carpeting in Your Little Rock Home from Water Damage

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO when You Need Swift Water Removal from Your Little Rock Home 

The carpeting throughout your home is often a significant investment, so you want to protect it, whatever the cost. If you get hit with water damage on some level, it is best to leap into action as quickly as possible to start the cleanup and drying process. Failing to act fast enough can lead to a total loss that could have otherwise been avoided.

If you are faced with water damage in Little Rock and your carpet is affected, SERVPRO comes to the rescue. We come to your home to perform an assessment, which includes considering a variety of factors. Our skilled technicians look at:

-    The type of water present: clean water, gray water, or black water

-    The length of time that the carpeting has been exposed to water

-    The length of time prior to the commencement of cleanup

-    The potential for any chemicals or sewage present in the water

-    Whether or not there were any cleanup actions taken before SERVPRO technicians arrived on the scene

Limit Water Loss with Proper Extraction

Salvaging carpeting and padding is frequently more manageable when the water loss in your home is from clean water. Additionally, the best results often stem from a situation where cleanup actions were set into motion in less than 24 hours of the water loss event. After you pass the 48-hour mark, the water begins to degrade into black water, which is often filled with harmful bacteria. If this happens, all of the carpeting and padding must be removed and disposed of correctly as it is then a biohazard

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In order for SERVPRO technicians to use our weighted extractor equipment, we must remove any furnishings resting on the carpet. We thoroughly inspect each piece to determine restoration needs and then relocate to a secure area until water cleanup is complete. It is always our goal to cause as little disruption as possible when called for any water loss event. However, some situations call for the removal of the carpeting to facilitate proper in-house drying.

Would you like to learn more about the ways that SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock can help with water damage? Give us a phone call whenever you need us at (501) 803-9700, and we will send out a team as soon as possible.

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

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

Not All Water Removal is Equal

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

Drainage Methods

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

Drying to Lessen Loss

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

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

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Protecting Your Little Rock Home From Water Damage

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

Locate Your Water Main

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

Check Your Water Pressure

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

Maintain All Appliances

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

Clean Your Gutters

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

Watch Your Water Bill

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

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

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

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pivotal Role of Equipment in Water Removal Services for Little Rock Homes

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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When large quantities of water enter the home, it can be overwhelming and challenging to know where to start. Excess moisture can cause havoc in a home environment, so it is essential to bring in professional expertise with both the equipment and experience to get the job done efficiently. We have trained technicians with the resources to mobilize specialist equipment to restore your home after a water spill. 

Equipment plays a pivotal role in delivering services for water removal in Little Rock. Depending on the amount of moisture in the home, we can mobilize different types of equipment not only to remove water but to dry the home both inside and out. At SERVPRO, we take into account the resilience of different materials in the home and adapt our approach to ensure no further damage is sustained during service. As a company with access to national resources, we are capable of investing in specialist equipment that can be mobilized quickly. 

The most critical piece of equipment in a water restoration technician's (WRT) armory is an extractor. Extractors are versatile pieces of equipment that combine vacuum power with a pump and heating element. Portable extractors are capable of removing 5 to 12 gallons of water and allow access to restricted areas of the home. Truck-mounted extractors, which are designed mainly for commercial properties, can store up to 100 gallons of wastewater. 

In carpeted properties, an extraction unit can be modified to reduce the likelihood of causing damage to contents. Glue down carpets can often be relatively weak and become even weaker when wet. A SERVPRO technician can use extractors on glue-down carpets without fear of causing damage by using the specially designed wand attachment. Thicker carpets, on the other hand, should be treated using a heavier device that helps to squeeze water out. 

Extraction is hundreds of times more efficient than dehumidification or open-system drying, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 to arrange a service. 

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How Quickly Should Extraction Begin After Water Damage in Little Rock?

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Importance of Fast Extraction in Water Damaged Little Rock Homes 

There are many reasons that water loss incidents should not get left to resolve themselves in your Little Rock residence. With even moderate situations, damaging effects can still spread far beyond the source to affect multiple areas, materials, and contents. Additionally, affected areas include remote locations and spaces where homeowners cannot accurately determine the presence of saturation and moisture so that these effects can go unchecked and uncorrected without the expertise and equipment of skilled professionals like ours. 

We know how vital it is to address damage in your Little Rock home, beginning with water removal, as promptly as possible. While there are multiple tools at the disposal of our experienced SERVPRO team, for standing water scenarios it is often wise for our team to assess the severity of the situation before determining the best equipment to use. Our technicians arrive with the full measure of these options to immediately deploy the best tool for the job. 

There are multiple reasons why water extraction and mitigation as a whole must get started as promptly as possible following a water loss incident. Without full knowledge of the severity and spread of the situation, homeowners can allow moisture and saturation to persist out of sight. This lingering dampness can facilitate microbial growth and can also directly damage structural elements and degrade construction materials. 

Another reason why mitigation must begin as quickly as possible is the containment strategies that our SERVPRO professionals utilize. With these practices, physical barriers, and advanced equipment, we can stop the spread of water damage throughout your property while we get to work on removing pooling water and drying out the affected regions with air movers and dehumidifiers. 

It is imperative for professionals like our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team to get to work quickly on water damage that occurs in your house. We understand what equipment and tactics are necessary to make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700.

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We Can Restore Your Water Damaged Hardwood Floors In Little Rock

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Drying Hardwood Floor Water Damage In A Little Rock Rental Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Some Ways to Persevere in Spite of Little Rock Water Damage

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

Addressing Possible Hazards When Offering Water Cleanup Services In Ferndale

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

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

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

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

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

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Tips for Effective Restoration of Water Damage in Little Rock Properties

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

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Mitigating Water Loss in Little Rock Means Calling SERVPRO Quickly

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

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Fast Water Removal for Your Little Rock Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Damages from Little Rock Properties

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

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

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

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

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

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

Little Rock Properties Often Suffer Water Problems from Failed Plumbing

While there are countless ways that water can negatively impact your home, few people tend to think of something as simple as a broken fixture in their Little Rock residence. Something as fundamental as a broken faucet or connection to the plumbing underneath a sink or leading to a shower could result in damages. These kinds of problems that are out of their line of sight are out of mind until a problem appears.
 
By the time that these fixtures fail in your Little Rock home, any number of water damages could result. Even a fast reaction time on your part to cut the water supply could still impact all of the rooms adjacent to the walls housing the plumbing. Even if you are not aware of where exactly the leak has occurred, you can trust that our experienced SERVPRO professionals can identify the problem as well as how to restore the damage that it caused.  
 
Our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home get to work immediately on assessing the full scope of the damage and the equipment that we need to fix the problem you face. Extraction is often a large part of this process, especially in areas where substantial water damage has occurred. While hard flooring surfaces are ideal for using our wet-vacs and portable pumps, sometimes specialized equipment like weighted extractors are necessary for carpeted areas that get impacted by the spread of the water.  
 
Drying the area is a critical step for our SERVPRO technicians. While air movers and dehumidification equipment work to remove the moisture from open areas that got affected, our injectidry system moves air through the wall cavity where the plumbing problem has gotten repaired to eliminate any lingering dampness or moisture in these areas. This process also helps to prevent dormant mold spores from developing into significant and damaging colonies.
 
There are plenty of ways that water and the resulting damage can affect your home, but no matter the reason, having the right team of professionals can make all the difference in how smoothly the restoration goes. Trust our experienced team at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock to help you with any water damage effects your home faces. We are available 24/7 by calling (501) 803-9700.

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

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

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

What to Expect

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

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

Faster to your Northwest Little Rock Water Damage Event

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster

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

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

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

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

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

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

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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

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

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

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