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Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock SERVPRO Can Leave Behind a Pleasant Fragrance in Your Little Rock Home As We Remove the Unwanted Water

Water Removal Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration

Water damage events can be overwhelming, and as a property owner, you need to take some appropriate actions. There are certain professional principles that we follow during such incidents to restore your items and mitigate the damage. Opening windows and doors is not enough when you need to return your Little Rock property to its former state.

Before our SERVPRO technicians start addressing any water damage event in Little Rock, we first begin by checking the structural safety of the building. At this time we check whether there is any noticeable wood rot within the wooden floors and any other general fundamental flaws. Where necessary, we can perform minor demolitions to save valuable items. We also switch off electrical circuits to prevent short-circuiting, and if needed, we offer alternative sources of electricity, portable and in dire situations trailered-in diesel generators.

Cleaning of the site is part of the work that our SERVPRO technicians perform. During this stage, we wear an N100, P100, or R100 respirator, waterproof boots and gloves, a hat and safety glasses or goggles. When we have to clean large areas, we can use a detergent in a pump sprayer. Otherwise, we use a spray bottle containing a detergent for small jobs. HEPA vacuuming is also one of the processes we perform after cleaning and drying areas. When cleaning, we use agents with anti-microbial capabilities to prevent mold growth since the mold spores thrive well in moist conditions.

If there are smells in the structure even after carrying out cleaning and drying, it is necessary to perform deodorization. It all starts with finding and removing the source of the odors. In most situations, it is hard to see all the odor sources, and the use of multiple deodorization procedures is necessary. By using thermal foggers and ULV foggers, we can dispense the deodorants into tiny spaces such as crack and neutralize the odor-causing particles.

At SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, storm, mold, or water damage related. Call us at (501) 217-8723 if you want a locally owned and operated service provider to give you industry proven services.

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Smoke And Soot Damage Removal For Your Little Rock Residence

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke And Soot Damage Removal For Your Little Rock Residence Of all of the disasters and unfortunate circumstances that could befall your Little Rock home, fires are often among the worst.

Smoke And Soot Damage Removal

Of all of the disasters and unfortunate circumstances that could befall your Little Rock home, fires are often among the worst. Their general unpredictability and lack of warning allow them to be often more destructive than other varieties of disasters that could affect your home, even when the affected area is not widespread. Combating the effects from these fires is typically well out of the wheelhouse of a homeowner, but fortunately, there is always a professional restoration team available to help you in your time of need.

While fire damages can present themselves in your Little Rock home in a multitude of ways, often homeowners contend with smoke and soot damage universally, no matter how substantial the fire was. Our SERVPRO fire restoration technicians get well equipped to handle all manner of fire damage that could affect your home and have the tools and experience to work quickly in restoring this smoke and soot damage.

Soot damage can often also get referred to as a coating or residue left behind after a fire has gotten extinguished. Cleaning practices vary based on the location of the soot and its concentration on the surface, leading to a multitude of approaches with removing it. In some cases, a wet sponge is sufficient for removal, while in other instances, a high powered vacuum is necessary.

Smoke damage often lingers behind after a fire in the form of a noxious odor that makes comfortable living stressful in the house, even if the other damages were not severe. Deodorization is a critical element to our SERVPRO fire restoration plan, though it is often one of the final steps in the process. Thermal fogging is typically used to deodorize the area, which releases a dense chemical compound to neutralize harsh odor molecules on contact.

This blog is just a small piece of the restoration process for you to understand and appreciate. Our fire restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village are always ready to handle any situation that you might face. Give us a call 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.

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Your Little Rock Basement Storage Area Can Flood During a Severe Storm

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Little Rock Basement Storage Area Can Flood During a Severe Storm Basement flooding has the potential to cause plenty of secondary damage including structural and mold. Contact SERVPRO right away to dry out.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property and Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Flood damage is perhaps one of the most overwhelming forms of property damage that you can find inside of your home. Debris carried by the storm waters can break a window and allow water to rush into your basement. You may have thought that you managed to weather the severe storm with little damage to your house, but upon checking your basement, you quickly realize that is not the case. Finding several inches of water inside of your home can leave you in an unfavorable position, but it is essential to call for professional help as soon as possible.
 
The longer that you allow the flood waters to damage your Little Rock home, the worse the outcome can be. Waiting to try and compare all of your options is enough time to damage the carpet, the floor underneath, your belongings, and the structure of your residence. Mold spores are everywhere and relatively harmless in their primary form but, if they find a source of water, they may begin to grow into a mold colony. If you find water damage of any kind in your home, it is better to be safe rather than sorry.
 
Our SERVPRO techs can arrive at the scene of the flood damage swiftly. We strive to get the water out of your home as soon as possible, so we use advanced technology designed to remove it quickly. SERVPRO technicians can bring tools like extractors, industrial grade wet/dry vacuums, and portable pumps to your property. Extractors not only pull the water away, but they also have a heating element that serves to help dry your furniture and carpets as we remove the water. Once we remove all of the floodwaters, SERVPRO can focus on detecting any excessive moisture and drying out the structure of your home.
 
Do not dawdle when you find flood waters in your home. Dial (501) 217-8723 to reach out to SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village. Let us help you remove the water and return your basement to its preloss state.

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Preventing Mold Spores From Spreading Through Your Little Rock Home

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Mold Spores From Spreading Through Your Little Rock Home Need Mold Remediation in Little Rock? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses Industry-Leading Techniques and Equipment to Help Prevent Cross-Contamination during Mold Remediation

When you discover mold growing in your Little Rock home, you might not find yourself as alarmed as others. The truth is, exposure to mold growth may cause health effects for you and your family, so it is nothing that you should avoid resolving. An essential aspect of this remediation process for mold is limiting the spread of these active or dormant spores to new locations in your home, which can prove challenging without the appropriate equipment and expertise.

You might not even realize just how susceptible to mold damages your Little Rock home is. With persistent moisture, warmer temperatures and some organic material to fuel the organism, mold colonies can form and thrive. When these colonies expand, spores circulate throughout the vicinity, looking for new locations to seat and continue to spread throughout the affected area. Preventing this expansion is an essential process in mold remediation.

When our SERVPRO team of remediation specialists arrive at your home, one of the tasks that we immediately set out to accomplish is sectioning off the affected area to prevent the spread of these active spores to new areas of your home. One of the ways this gets accomplished is through turning off air circulation appliances in your homes such as furnaces or air conditioners to prevent the spread of these spores through ductwork.

Another way this isolation gets achieved is through the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters. These filters trap microscopic mold spores as small as 0.5 microns much smaller than the diameter of a human hair, along with any other debris that might also affect the quality of the air in this area of your house such as pet dander, germs, and microbial molecules.

Isolation is a significant part of the remediation process when you discover mold in your house. Preventing the colonies from spreading makes removing the present mold a much more straightforward task. We can establish containment barriers mad of plastic sheeting along with negative air pressure to help isolate unwanted airborne circulation during the remediation and cleanup process.

If you have found mold growth in your home, trust the IICRC certified mold remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village to help you fight this damage. We can be reached anytime by calling (501) 217-8723.

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The Many Aspects of Tornado Damage in Little Rock

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Many Aspects of Tornado Damage in Little Rock A tornado can leave your home severely damaged, rely on SERVPRO to restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Call on SERVPRO if Your Home is Hit with Tornado Damage

When the force of a tornado lines up and its impact damages your Little Rock home, a broad range of problems need addressing. The destruction of the vortex of violently rotating winds sheers through all manner of building materials. This destruction opens your dwelling to secondary weather-related harm. We can help solve all your tornado damage related needs.

Tornado damage to a home’s roof in Little Rock leads to significant water damage issues. Shingles lifted and torn off allow the heavy rains that usually accompany a tornado to pour into the building. Any items stored in an attic or upper story rooms are at risk of saturation and the progressive deterioration water brings. Microbial growth is a threat as well, requiring fast action on the part of our technicians.

SERVPRO inventories and packs out water-damaged items, transporting them to our production facility for specialized cleaning and other treatments, including innovative drying techniques. As your possessions receive attention off-site, our crews are hard at work securing the premises with tarps and temporary board ups and then an all-out effort to remove the water and dry the structure.

Our high-efficiency pumps and water extractors remove standing and pooled water in rooms. Moisture meters and scanning devices assist us to find hidden water, which we then release using wands, drilled holes, and removal of key sections of wallboard, flooring, and ceiling tiles. Once the visible water exits, we add air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure further. Our SERVPRO technicians have advanced training in determining drying goals, using this knowledge and their experience to reduce moisture levels to normal.

Particular attention focuses on ensuring the roof becomes stable so that no further water enters the home using that pathway. Since water travels downward, a persistent roof leak impacts every level of the home. Resolution of that problem is critical before the removed and restored possessions return to your home. When the SERVPRO team is confident that the water damage is remediated completely, we return the stored articles to your home.

If a tornado damages your home, contacting SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village should be first on your to-do list. Call (501) 217-8723 for an evaluation of your post-tornado scenario and an explanation of the many tasks we can do to return your home and its contents to preloss condition.

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Water Damage Problems in Little Rock

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Problems in Little Rock Water damage can cause pungent, mildew-like odors in your home, SERVPRO finishes every job with a final deodorization and cleaning stage.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home and Remove Foul Odors after Water Damage

The presence of water inside your Little Rock home can cause many issues. Water sometimes saturates building materials and contents ruining them. If water stays present inside your home for too long, mold growth likely occurs.

Water also sometimes causes pungent, mildew-like odors to exist inside a structure. SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Little Rock always complete a final deodorization and cleaning stage before they finish a restoration project. We use a combination of the industry's best chemicals and application methods to leave the finished project clean and smelling pleasant.

After all of the water inside a structure gets extracted and dried out we begin the deodorization process. The first step to deodorizing a building is to remove the source of the foul odors. Things that contain mildew, or any material that still creates unpleasant aromas after drying gets discarded.

In most deodorization situations, the malodors are coming from multiple sources. Testing each material inside the house and figuring out exactly what is causing each smell would be expensive and take much time to complete. Instead, our SERVPRO restoration team combines many different chemicals and methods to complete the deodorization project.

Most of the time when deodorizing after a water restoration project, we use many different types of chemicals to neutralize and mask malodor particles. Some chemicals work as masking agents and cover up unpleasant smells with more appealing aromas. Masking agents usually come in the form of time-release beads or product additives.

Filtration and absorption agents absorb moisture, humidity and some oils. These deodorization agents come in the form of activated charcoal for air filtration systems. Pairing agents are products that combine with odor particles and cause them to fall onto surfaces so that they can get cleaned up. Pairing agents are usually put into ultra-low volume fogging machines.

Disinfectants and sanitizers inhibit bacteria growth. Disinfectants mostly come in liquids that get sprayed onto affected surfaces. Ozone generators use electricity to create unstable ozone particles that chemically react with odor particles and neutralize them.

After any restoration project we complete, we make sure that your home is as clean as it was during preloss conditions. We also make sure that any unpleasant aromas are neutralized and that your house smells pleasantly clean. For professional help with deodorization, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 any time of the day.

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SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village Seeking Production Manager

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village Seeking Production Manager Now Hiring

If you are looking for a new home in the production management field, SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is currently seeking a qualified candidate to oversee restoration projects from the time of acquisition through the receipt of payment. This position requires excellent communication skills, as you are the liaison for the company to both insurance adjusters and the homeowner.

Your role is to set production schedules and monitor work to ensure that these timetables stay accurate. You work closely with both the homeowner and their respective insurance representative to ensure that all facets of the restoration project go as smoothly as possible. It is critical that a candidate for this position is assertive and driven to succeed, as we intend to continue being the best restoration company available for residents and commercial properties in Little Rock, Cammack Village, and its surrounding areas.

You can expect this position to come with competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities for further advancement within the company.

We are looking for:

* A candidate with a minimum of 3 years in service industry management – does not have to be restoration related, but experience in the field is desirable.
* Organized self-motivated candidates who can set deadlines and see that they are met.
* Someone with great verbal and written communication skills.
* A candidate with basic math and mechanical skills comparable to an average handyman.
Someone who is in good physical health.
* A multi-tasker who can handle several projects simultaneously.
* A business-minded candidate who cares about boosting our revenue while cutting our costs.
* Someone who is willing to travel as needed.
* Basic computing skills and knowledge of office equipment. (Experience with Xactimate is desirable).


College experience and an understanding of the restoration process is desired but not a requirement for employment in this position, we can train the right candidate.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will never discriminate personnel practices on account of race, disability, sex, veteran status, nation of origin, or any characteristic protected by law.

When Your Large Retail Store is Threatened by Water Damage, Trust in SERVPRO to Help

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Large Retail Store is Threatened by Water Damage, Trust in SERVPRO to Help If your retail space experiences water damage from any circumstance, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

SERVPRO Technicians are Highly Trained and Experienced in Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Your large retail store in Little Rock offers something for every potential customer that walks through the doors. While your business has proven successful up to this point, customer loyalty is something that dramatically hinges on your ability to be available for customers when they need you to be. Unexpected events like water emergencies can threaten your ability to keep your doors open, or at the very least, all areas of your store available through the restoration process.

While a lot of the water damage that could affect your Little Rock store is out of your control, there are preventative measures that you can take to limit the chances of a disaster from occurring. Regular inspections of your plumbing and sprinkler system can identify problem areas before they malfunction and present a water emergency. Fortunately, if you are amid such an occurrence already, you can trust in professional restoration services to help you get things back to normal quickly.

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your store, we get to work assessing the full scope of the present damage to formulate a strategy to restore the damage. Depending on the source of the damage itself, a repair might have to precede cleanup to prevent further damage from occurring while our restoration process gets underway.

If our IICRC certified technicians can get to work on your damage before it has had an opportunity to spread and weaken structural components, your store stocks, and the construction material of your store, we stand a better chance of restoring the damage through drying efforts and cleanup. In cases where the damage was too severe, removal of the materials might be a requirement to restore the area completely.

Finding your store suffering from water damage can be a traumatic occurrence, as this often means that you have to section off areas of your retail location or close your doors for restoration services. Instead of choosing to try and do this all on your own, trust in the experienced SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village technicians to restore the damage and get your business back the way it used to be. Give us a call anytime you need us at (501) 217-8723.

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SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village  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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today 

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 Central Little Rock/Cammack Village  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 Central Little Rock/Cammack Village

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village 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.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

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 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?

Call Today!

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 Central Little Rock/Cammack Village 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