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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Principal Lanehart Speaks of SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock's Flood Restoration for His School

When a recent bout of flash flooding affected Southeast Arkansas, many of those in Star City fell victim to the destructive forces of this natural disaster. Among those directly affected was Jimmy Brown Elementary School. Principal Jacob Lanehart came into to work several hours later to find "the entire south wing of our building was flooded." He knew that he needed professional restoration help to limit the time that his school would need to remain closed to classes, and he reached out to SERVPRO.

With the amount of time that the pooled water remained in the affected areas of the school, the damage was widespread. Crews from multiple franchises in the area worked tirelessly; one crew dispatched from SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock worked nearly 20 hours straight to get this tremendous job handled as efficiently as possible.

Our team had a lot of material removal, environment stabilization and water damage to address before restoration could get deemed a success. All in all, 30 classrooms became affected by this flash flooding.

While initially Principal Lanehart was convinced that the process would take well over a week of cancelations to get the classes resumed and the damage restored, he was delighted to learn that this was not the case. Due to the tireless efforts of our experienced technicians "doing their job, those days and hours are shortened down to where we're possibly looking to get back in two or three days."

Our SERVPRO team put in the hours to ensure that Jimmy Brown Elementary School only had to close for a single day of regularly scheduled classes. While there is still some work yet to do regarding replacing carpeting in specific areas, minor repairs and the removal of our drying equipment, the school was able to resume, much to the pleasure of the local school officials.

We can offer this same level of dedication and drive to any emergency that you face in your home or business as well. When you need professional restoration, you need SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock. Give us a call today at (501) 803-9700.