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

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing by a window When a mold infestation affects your home, panic can set in. Call SERVPRO to investigate the cause and the extent of the damage.

Preventing Cross-Contamination of Your Little Rock Home After Mold

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

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

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal

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

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

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

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

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water everywhere Water extraction is critical after an event occurs as it prevents further damage and deterioration. Contact SERVPRO to handle this process.

Importance of Fast Extraction in Water Damaged Little Rock Homes

There are many reasons that water damage 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.

Why Extraction and Mitigation Should Begin as Quickly as Possible

There are multiple reasons why water extraction and mitigation as a whole must get started as promptly as possible following a water damage 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. At the same time, 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.

Why SERVPRO for Removing Mold Damage From Little Rock Homes

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a ceiling with a border. Mold damage will take over your property before you know what is going on. Call SERVPRO of Little Rock for protection from further issues.

Property Owners in Little Rock Often Turn to SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold spores are common to every Little Rock home, but an active mold infestation is not a common occurrence. Cleaning the house and then removing the mold spores requires a trained service to return it to a pre-infestation condition. 

Most Little Rock mold damage remains confined to a room or a section of a home. SERVPRO restoration crews train to remediate (cannot eliminate) mold by establishing containment, removing contamination, and cleaning structural and personal property depending on the surface type of affected materials. 

First Step of Mold Damage Remediation

First, technicians isolate the contaminated area to prevent unintentionally spreading mold throughout the structure. Our crews use plastic sheeting to cover all entry and exit points like doors, windows, and hallways. They also seal the air vents to stop passive airflow and block the HVAC system from drawing air and mold spores into the rest of the home. If the infested area is extensive, crews may set up a clean room to store tools and clothing while removing mold to help prevent spreading mold spores. 

Step Two, Mold Removal

Next, SERVPRO technicians remove the mold contamination from affected surfaces. They fall into two categories, porous and non-porous. Porous surfaces include carpets, fabrics, and insulation. With most of these surfaces, crews have to remove the property from the affected area. Technicians remove items like upholstered furniture and curtains outside the home to clean them. They can clean carpets using an anti-fungal agent and a shampoo machine to kill the spores and remove them with the contaminated water. Insulation, depending on the type and degree of contamination, maybe cleanable. However, when in doubt, throw it out.

Non-porous surfaces are items with glass, metal, or hard plastic for the tops and sides. Technicians can usually clean these with a wet sponge and a mild detergent if needed. For thicker mold layers on these surfaces, our restoration specialists can use vacuums with a HEPA filter that can pick up and trap even a single spore off a countertop. 

There is also a smaller category of semi-porous materials, which include concrete and wood. These rougher surfaces require agitation of the surface to remove mold spores from every crack and crevice. Standard agitation actions include sanding, wire brushing, and damp wiping with an abrasive cleaning agent. Ice or soda blasting are advanced techniques for abrasively removing mold patches and hyphae without causing a mess. 

Cleaning and removing mold from the surfaces in a home requires a professional restoration company. If you need us, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700 today.

What To Expect During Fire Damage Restoration In Little Rock

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

Fire fighters with water hitting a burning home A fire outburst is scary enough, do not tackle the damage on your own. Call SERVPRO of Little Rock we want to help.

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

A fire in your Little Rock residence can be an overwhelming experience. Often ignited by an accident or failure to monitor a common household task like cooking or a decorating decision like lighted candles, the blaze is unexpected. The homeowner or family members can feel incapacitated in the aftermath with fear or even guilt. Our professional fire restoration crews manage the damage and set your mind at ease.

The extent of and variations in the fire damage to your Little Rock dwelling can be daunting. Your instincts and reliance on other cleanup experiences do not provide the foundation needed to mitigate the damage appropriately. Charring, smoke, and soot damage require specialized techniques, tools, and products for the best outcomes. Fire extinguishing also leaves most homes soaked in water and chemicals. This complex mix of challenges requires our broad spectrum of disaster restoration training and skills.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration

Our production team leads arrive ready to assess and plan for all aspects of the damage. Water removal and structural drying precedes other tasks for safety and to prevent secondary issues such as microbial growth. Then the SERVPRO team focuses on cleaning the residues left by the fire.

If the fire burned, fast and hot, loose and ashy debris is typical, frequent when the fire ignites paper or other quickly burning items. Fires in the kitchen are often protein-based, leaving a sticky, almost lacquer-like substance on surfaces. Electrical shorts and oily rags or other slower burning fires combust incompletely, spreading a dark, thick, and sticky soot. SERVPRO crews evaluate the characteristics of the residues and match tools and products to the particular circumstances of your home fire.

Ash and light soot respond well to brushing with dry sponges and vacuuming with HEPA fitted equipment. The hardened leavings of a kitchen fire can require solvents or other bond-dissolving cleaners. After electrical and other slower burns, heavy coatings benefit from cleaning products containing wetting agents and surfactants that loosen and lift the heavy soot. SERVPRO technicians train extensively in methods that allow for effective abrasive actions without permanent damage to the surfaces treated when the soot adheres firmly.

We work fast but professionally, the speed necessary because the acidic residues from a fire progressively damage all building materials and your prized possessions. SERVPRO also packs out fire damaged movable items to clean and restore off-site. We also offer deodorization services that eliminate, not cover up, fire-related smells. All the tasks take time, most efficiently done by our team of fire damage specialists. 

Take the first steps to restore your home to “Like it never even happened.” Engage the services of SERVPRO of Little Rock. Call (501) 803-9700 immediately after the firefighters leave to get the process moving.

What Factors Set Professional Water Restoration Apart in Little Rock?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

A man catching water falling from the ceiling, a woman behind him on the phone holding a child Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock as soon as you notice your home water damage. We can be in rout to you quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals have several efficient and effective practices to restore Little Rock homes after water damage. 

As tempting as DIY cleaning and restoration might be after a water damage incident, these situations often fall short of what a property needs. Our professional SERVPRO team can help in many ways.

What Are Practices You Can Expect from SERVPRO? 

As a leader of water restoration companies for Little Rock, our SERVPRO roster offers various recovery and cleaning solutions for water-damaged residences. Some of these include:

  • Content Recovery – Protecting your personal belongings through relocation and on-site cleaning can ensure that irreparable harm does not befall the things that matter most.
  • Water Damage Repairs – With a general contractor license, we can offer controlled demolition, replace damaged plumbing, and reinstall discarded building materials to make water disasters “Like it never even happened.”
  • Water Removal Services – Eliminating surface water can be a considerable obstacle, but with many of our rapid-removal solutions like truck-mount extractors and submersible pumps, we can overcome standing water fast.
  • Surface Cleaning – Using several potent and health-conscious cleaning products designed to protect material substrates without chemical residues, we can prevent unnecessary structural tear-out and build-back.

When you consider choosing a professional water restoration company, our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team has multiple ways to help after water disasters. Give our experienced team a call today at (501) 803-9700.

Can Mold Removal in North Little Rock Spread Spores Around the Home?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold damage growing on walls in bathroom on walls around toilet. Mold can grow quickly. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage for effective remediation

SERVPRO Technicians Use Mold Removal Methods that Can Prevent Spreading

Managing cross-contamination is vital in returning property with mold to its preloss condition. Mold can spread through airborne spores, which can be invisible to the naked eye. Usually, mold remediation requires aggressive cleaning or demolition of materials which can all cause spores to become airborne. 

Our services include:

  • Mold Remediation 
  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal 

Since mold removal in North Little Rock homes can lead to the spread of mold spores, it is essential to use containment equipment and an organized methodology. SERVPRO technicians learn about containment and how to use equipment designed to control mold infestation during their training. We can ensure that cross-contamination is not an issue in your home.

  • Cleaning surfaces from the top down can prevent spreading by ensuring that any settled mold spores are removed.
  • Our aggressive cleaning methods are pushed in the direction of negative air-pressure machines to prevent spreads.
  • We take time between cleaning rounds to allow spores to settle and ensure they do not remain in the structure or room. 

The correct methodology can prevent mold from returning. Contact SERVPRO of Little Rock for mold removal at (501) 803-9700.

Museums Help to Preserve the History and Culture of Little Rock

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sales vehicle parked at job SERVPRO can restore your fire damaged Little Rock home as we would a museum.

SERVPRO Offers Artistic Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration for Little Rock Properties

One of the attractive aspects of Little Rock is how devoted the area is to preserving its history and encouraging modern artists to pursue their dreams. The ability to do this comes in many structures throughout the city and its surrounding areas. Museums and art centers both serve to help promote a sense of pride with Arkansas's people in the capital city. Cultural awareness also ensures that past mistakes are not forgotten so that the people can never be doomed to repeat them. Some of the most recognized and memorable institutions, cultural centers, and museums draw in the most considerable traffic from both locals and tourists.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Though this museum has only been in operation since 2001, it exists as the last remaining remnants of the original U.S. Arsenal at Little Rock that was constructed between 1840 and 1841. To be an even more poignant location for military history, one of the structures used in this modern museum was the birthplace of famed General Douglas MacArthur, who later became a supreme commander of forces in the South Pacific during the World War II conflict. Today, the museum showcases prominent Arkansas military personnel's roles, including Gen. MacArthur, through the major wars and battles that defined the nation.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center

While there is a total of 13 presidential libraries in the country, the one located at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center is among the largest. In terms of the volume of its archives and accrued publications, the center boasts over 80 million pages of documents, 21 million emails, 2 million photographs, and close to 80,000 artifacts from the eight years Bill Clinton served as President of the United States. Among these thousands of items and relics are gifts to the President from celebrities, the limousine used to chauffeur the Commander in Chief around, and full-scale replicas of the full Oval Office and Cabinet Room as it appeared during this period.

Museum of Discovery

Within walking distance of the Presidential Center is the Museum of Discovery here in Little Rock. This building is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the state, being established in 1927. Did you know that Arkansas has its own dinosaur? The Museum of Discovery is one of only three locations with a fossil mold of the Arkansaurus fridayi, or the Arkansas Dinosaur. Today, the museum benefits from multiple interactive exhibits and has become a sign of the growth and expansion of technology in science and discovery for all educational fields.

Arkansas Arts Center

When tourists visit Little Rock, they have the opportunity to visit this location that has been on the list of 10 best attractions in the state of Arkansas since 2011. The center features permanent exhibits of art throughout the museum's entire history, beginning as a Museum of Fine Arts back in 1937 in MacArthur Park. There are always limited runs of modern art and entertainment exhibits throughout the year to keep recurring and new traffic happening. The impressive collection of permanent art includes creations from Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Andrew Wyeth. Post-pandemic operations should see the return of the renowned Arkansas Art Center Children's Theatre company.

Old State House Museum

Preserving national monuments and structures has always been a priority for the proud state of Arkansas, so it is no surprise that the capital city strives to do the same. An excellent example of this is the Old State House historic property and museum, the oldest surviving capital structure to the west of the Mississippi River. Its significance in American history is vital. Within this structure, the 4th Constitutional Convention came to the terms necessary for freedmen to vote and develop a widespread public education network.

Historic Arkansas Museum

Locals have taken to shortening this museum's name into HAM, and it is one of the most comprehensive historical centers in the state. This structure is devoted exclusively to the influence that Arkansas has had on the ups and downs of the United States. The museum has existed in part since 1941. It has been almost continually revamped and reformulated to include each stage of the state's illustrious history and place among the country's current events. Exhibits include artifacts and relics from pioneer times, World War II and General Douglas MacArthur, and Arkansas' own William J. Clinton serving as President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Protecting Damaged Contents in Your Home After a Fire

Cleaning up after a fire loss incident in your Little Rock home can be an enormous undertaking for even the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Little Rock team. Pre-mitigation scoping can identify potential issues with your property's contents and determine the best actions to take to preserve and restore them. This similar process is critical in evaluating and designing a restoration plan for single-family homes, the same as recovering post-fire damage to the many museums in the city.

Cleaning contents on-site is the more desirable option, as this prevents relocation to our SERVPRO facility and keeps your belongings together. Cleaning within your home can begin as soon as emergency services like a controlled demolition and air quality control complete. Most often, content restoration involves removing soot and smoke residues from surfaces and neutralizing odors trapped in porous materials. A combination of potent cleaning agents, solvents, and detergents can address residues and soils of varying composition.

Off-site restoration through the pack-out process is designated for contents that are too severely damaged to restore in the house. There are multiple advanced technologies and tools used to deeply clean exposed belongings, including the Esporta Wash System for soft materials and the ultrasonic submersion tank for hard surfaces coated with thick soot residues.

Despite how damaging fire losses can be for Little Rock homes, a fast response from certified professionals like our SERVPRO of Little Rock team can make it "Like it never even happened." Give our experienced technicians a call today at (501) 803-9700.

Celebrate the Season in Little Rock

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

people lined up wearing winter sweaters SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing people participate in the Ugly Sweater Race!

Join the Little Rock Ugly Sweater Race

Do you have an ugly sweater? Would you like to support your local parks and recreation team? Participants can do both by participating in the Ugly Sweater race organized by the Little Rock Marathon team. The location is at the Outlets of Little Rock. The race is on the road around the outlets for a total of 5k.

Runners and walkers are asked to register in advance online. Details of the event are still being finalized. However, this year will combine an actual race with a virtual race. Participants will be given a disposable timing chip to record their race distance and time. Runners will be able to select their route and length as they run or walk the course. Organizers are mailing the following to registrants:

  • Race shirt
  • Race number
  • Completion medal
  • Timing chip

Have fun and support your local parks and recreation team.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides mold remediation in crawl spaces and restoration services to Little Rock residential, business customers, and the surrounding area. Call (501) 803-9700. We are available 24/7 to help with all mold remediation needs.

Do I Need Professional Assistance After a Fire?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

House/Fire Our SERVPRO professionals are equipped with the tools and expertise to assist you with fire remediation in your Little Rock home.

SERVPRO Helps Restore Your Little Rock Home and Mitigate Further Damage.

Professional assistance following a fire at your Little Rock property is critical in mitigating further damage as quickly as possible. Professional help from the SERVPRO team also eases some of the inevitable stress you are feeling after a fire. SERVPRO uses project managers to see the restoration through from start to finish. We also have a crisis team available 24/7; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

What Does SERVPRO Do That I Cannot Do Myself?

SERVPRO Has Access to Professional High-Quality Equipment and Expert Knowledge

Fire dmage in your Little Rock home is not straight forward. Depending on the type of fire, visible damage may vary. For instance, a protein kitchen fire can result in a sticky film-like residue all over your kitchen. Protein fires require a different type of cleanup process than other kinds of fires. Professionals like our SERVPRO technicians can quickly identify the required cleaning techniques for your specific situation. Another major factor is removing the malodor caused by smoke traveling to all corners of your home. 

What Deodorization Equipment Does SERVPRO Use?

  • ULV Fogger (Wet Fogger): Uses cold fogging techniques; the fog comes in the form of small droplets that use low-pressure air stream to dissipate throughout your home. 
  • Thermal Fogger (Dry Fogger): Uses a heater to vaporize a deodorant solution that sprays in a fog.
  • Ozone Generator: Produces ozone that penetrates and oxidizes odor. It requires extra precautions as concentrated ozone can be toxic.

What Safety Precautions Does SERVPRO Take During Deodorization?

  • During fogging and ozone use, residents, pets, and plants need to leave the home.
  • Technicians ensure proper ventilation for extended amounts of time (24hr plus) after fogging and ozone generator use. 
  • Technicians wear appropriate PPE while using the equipment.

For 24/7assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

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Can I Trust SERVPRO To Take Care Of My Belongings During Mold Removal?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

two employees documenting content SERVPRO technicians document and safeguard the possessions of Little Rock customers during mold remediation

Little Rock Homeowners Need Mold Remediation They Can Rely On

As any resident of Little Rock knows, it can be quite stressful to call contractors to your home. You want to know they can take care of your belongings.

When it comes to mold removal in Little Rock, homeowners need remediation specialists who care for their belongings as if they were their own. That is why it is a good idea to call SERVPRO.

How does SERVPRO take care of my belongings?

We understand that mold can grow anywhere with a food source, including your:

  • Carpets and drapes
  • Drywall, wallpaper, and painted walls
  • On wood or metal surfaces
  • Around sinks, tubs, and faucets
  • In attics, basements, laundry rooms, and crawl spaces

Mold gets everywhere – but your belongings are in safe hands with us. Our technicians use professional cleaning techniques and antimicrobial cleansing agents to care for your belongings. It is always our aim to salvage items if we can – disposal is a last resort.

If we need to pack out your belongings while we remedy the mold, we can store them safely in our warehouse and return them to you clean. We also log every item and ensure that what we return matches our inventory list. We provide a special software program called the CCIS Contents Claim Inventory System that can scan and document the steps of the service.

How does SERVPRO take care of my home?

Our technicians know that mold can wreak havoc in your home. We take care of your home by:

  • Choosing the most appropriate cleaning methods, that are least likely to damage the structure of your home
  • Thoroughly drying your home to prevent further warping of wood or plaster.
  • Taking care of restoration jobs such as removing drywall or hanging fresh wallpaper
  • Using powerful filtration to remove mold spores from the air
  • Deodorizing your home, so it smells fresh once more.

We aim to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

What about aftercare?

Our team is available 24 hours a day if you have any concerns. Your project manager can also call you a week after our visit to check that you are satisfied with the service and answer any further questions. And of course, before we leave your home, we do a walk-through with you to ensure you are satisfied with our service.

For a mold remediation and removal company you can trust, call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.

How Does SERVPRO Dry My Home After Severe Flooding?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Floating home Flooding is no match for SERVPRO. We are equipped and ready at a moment's notice to restore your home.

SERVPRO Will Work Hard To Reclaim Your Home From Flood Damage.

Cleanup may seem difficult after floods strike your home in Little Rock. Flood water removal is nearly impossible without the proper equipment, and water damage mitigation can be just as tough to handle. That is why it is best to contact professionals from SERVPRO who have plenty of experience dealing with these types of situations. 

How Can SERVPRO Dry My Home? 

SERVPRO has extensive experience dealing with flood damage in Little Rock homes. Our teams arrived equipped with the right tools and training to dry your home. First, we can pump the water out of your home using truck-mounted wet vacs, portable wet vacs, or submersible pumps. Once the water is pumped out, we can use the following equipment to finish the drying process: 

Air movers to dry carpeting, wall cavities, and beneath cabinets. 

Wall Cavity Ventilation System to more efficiently direct air into wall cavities. 

Venting Box Fan (Axial Fans) to move large volumes of air. These fans are more powerful than air movers and can vent odors out of rooms or can spread deodorizing fogs. 

What Drying System Does SERVPRO Use?

Air movers turn moisture that is trapped in the surfaces in your home into humidity. In order to prevent further damages, excess humidity must be removed with dehumidifiers. When dehumidifying a house, there are two systems we use:

A closed system. Closed systems are entirely shut off from the outdoor environment and solely rely on dehumidifiers to extract moisture from your home. 

An open system. This system allows for airflow from outside, but it only works when the outside air is drier and leaves homes susceptible to security breaches.

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is here if you are in immediate need of flood damage mitigation. Our teams are on standby 24/7, so call us at (501) 803-9700 to begin the restoration process. 

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What Do I Need to Do If I Have Water Damage in My Kitchen?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Our water damage experts are trained in a wide variety of restoration needs, even upholstery and fabric cleaning and odor control. Call us today.

SERVPRO Performs Complete Restoration Services to Your Little Rock Home.

Attempting to clean up and perform repairs after a water leak in your Little Rock home can be daunting and quite frankly ineffective because moisture tends to hide out of sight, requiring additional equipment. Most homeowners simply do not have the right equipment to repair water damage effectively. Depending on the quantity of moisture and the leak's size, the job may be too much for you to handle on your own. 

Why Should I Use a Professional Service to Restore My Home?

SERVPRO Has the Knowledge, Experience, and Expertise to Repair Damages

If you need water restoration services in Little Rock, our team can help get your home back to preloss condition. Our technicians scope the damage and use their knowledge to create restoration goals to suit your home and personal needs. We pride ourselves on our premium individualized services.

What Makes Professional Equipment Ideal for Water Restoration?

  • Extraction equipment is essential for the restoration. 
  • Air movers blow high-velocity air toward the targeted area. 
  • Dehumidifiers come equipped with HEPA filters, ensuring proper air conditions.
  • Multiple air movers and dehumidifiers function at one time for optimal results.

What are Some Disadvantages of Using My Own Equipment?

  • Homeowners may not understand drying principles that facilitate the best drying conditions. 
  • Most people do not have the proper equipment; for example, very few homeowners have moisture sensors to determine moisture levels. 
  • Using insufficient equipment substantially lengthens the drying time, thus impacting the quality of the restoration job.

Consider using our professional services to mitigate the water damaged to your property. Our highly trained technicians provide 24/7 rapid response with advanced equipment. We are here for you.

For 24/7 assistance after a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock at (501) 803-9700. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."


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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Little Rock, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock today at (501) 803-9700 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Would Professional Cleaning Remove Viruses in My Little Rock Hotel?

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

hand with a pink glove wiping a computer monitor with a pink rag Remind employees to wipe down their computers. Rely on SERVPRO to clean your lobby and bathrooms.

The Positive Psychological Effect of Using Professional Cleaning Companies 

Professional cleaning and disinfection in the Little Rock area take cleaning beyond the do-it-yourself level of using squirt bottles and white rags. Professional instill a sense of security and safety to employees and customers. They prove that business owners and managers care about their employees and customers. 

How Do We Work When We are in Public View?  

  • Work safely to prevent cross-contamination
  • Technicians wear the proper PPE
  • We use commercial-level equipment such as wet-misters and wet-foggers
  • We use commercial hospital grade-cleaning chemicals
  • Our teams work carefully and methodically 
  • Work happens at scheduled times to match your needs
  • We assemble the cleaning team size to complete the job quickly
  • Professional cleaning teams can calm employees’ fears. 

Our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team can help you keep your building clean and safe. We can demonstrate that you care about your people and your customers. Call (501) 803-9700. 

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

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

Preventing Cross-Contamination of Your Little Rock Home After Mold

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

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Preparing your Little Rock Home for Flood Damage Ahead of Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Team SERVPRO Offers Many Effective Services for Damage in Little Rock

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Water

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

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

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

Mold

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

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

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

Storm

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

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

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

Fire

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

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

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

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

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

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Why SERVPRO?

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

Effective Drying Takes Care of Several Issues

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

How Does SERVPRO Determine When a Room is Dry?

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

Can the Water in the Home Be Too Deep?

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

Stout Odor Control Applications

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

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

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Little Rock

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

How Flood Cuts Help Lessen Flood Damage Little Rock Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO Gets By With A Little Help from Our Equipment Friends

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Mold Can Not Hide From Our Specialists In Little Rock

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Call Us for Professional Mold Removal in Little Rock

Why SERVPRO Recommends Mold Remediation Start Early in Little Rock Homes

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

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

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

The Dangers Of DIY Mold Remediation In Your Little Rock Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Seemingly small areas of mold can indicate a larger problem. Contact SERVPRO to eliminate to stop the growth and eliminate it.

Our Mold Damage Techniques Can Restore Your Little Rock Home

There is a presence of mold inside your Little Rock residence. It is essential to call a professional right away to handle the situation because ignoring the problem can result in an infestation rather quickly. Contacting us for the job makes sense because our skilled technicians can restore your home to its pre-mold state when possible.  

SERVPRO mold damage restoration teams in Little Rock are very diligent. You can trust them to take safety precautions during the containment phase to prevent mold from spreading to other areas of your home. First, our technicians seal areas such as windows, hallways, and doors with plastic sheeting to contain airborne spores. Plus, they block air vents to keep mold spores from spreading throughout your home via the heating and cooling system.  

After our techs seal the affected areas, the removal stage can begin. The surfaces we clean mold from can include porous surfaces like carpeting. In many cases, we use anti-fungal sprays to eliminate mold and to stop mold growth. Typically, we clean non-porous surfaces like metal or glass with wet sponges and detergents. Techs may also utilize a HEPA-filtered vacuum to remove layers of mold from non-porous surfaces as well as to pick up and trap mold spores. Crews may also use agitation methods such as wire brushing, sanding, or damp wiping to get rid of mold.  

After the containment and cleaning stages, our techs can begin to dry the area. One of the best pieces of equipment for this phase is an axial fan. These fans are high-velocity and quickly push damp air from the structure, which helps speed up the drying process. The team may also use air movers to draw in dry and warm that aids with moisture elimination. Dehumidifiers can also be put in place to reduce moisture levels inside the structure.  SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock provides mold damage restoration that you can trust. Contact us 24/7 at (501) 803-9700. When possible, we can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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IICRC Certified Firm

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

IICRC Certified Firms must

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

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

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

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

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

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock

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

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

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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Residential Services

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

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

Commercial Services

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

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration