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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Fire Disaster

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

After fire damage we wipe down the smoke residue and set up a hydroxyl generator to help remove the harmful airborne particles.

Fire Damage Cleaning And Restoration For Little Rock Homes

Being the literal center of our state, Little Rock residents get used to much attention from everywhere else. Over time, we even ignore much of it, just like a teenager quickly learns to ignore the bag of trash by the back door. Fires and their effects are much harder to ignore, however.

Restoring homes in Little Rock with fire damage means being able to handle a wide variety of issues and damage. SERVPRO teams training to strict industry standards as laid out by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Certification (IICRC). 

As an example, one recent two-story home had such a variety. The fire started in the dryer vent in the laundry room, and spread to the garage and living room, keeping the physical damage to those rooms, and the first floor, for the most part. Upstairs, every hallway and room filled with smoke coming up through the foyer and the staircase, which meant residue and odor damage. 

That meant much of the team’s initial efforts downstairs were demolishing and disposing of the structural and personal property too damaged for restoration or repair. On the second floor, SERVPRO technicians set up fans to increase air circulation and draw odors out of the home through the windows. 

After demolition, team members cleaned every remaining surface to remove smoke and soot particles and residues. Since these were closer to the fire origin, the residues were thicker than those farther away upstairs. Here, technicians needed strong cleaners to break them up for removal. They also contained a deodorizing agent to counteract and eliminate the odors before installing replacement items like drywall panels and ceiling tiles over the existing structure. 

On the second floor, removing residues had unique problems. Since the smoke traveled upstairs, there were residues and larger particles covering the carpeted staircase. That meant the team leader restricted work upstairs to avoid grinding them into the nape of the carpet, so it was necessary to shampoo and clean the stairs before anything else upstairs.

With these first actions, SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village begins the process to return every home to its pre-fire condition so homeowners can return to their pre-fire lives. If your residence here or in the surrounding area needs restoration after a fire, call us immediately at (501) 217-8723 to get started. We are here for you.

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How Storms Can Quickly Escalate to Flooding Events in Your Little Rock Home

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

When the flood waters invade your home, call SERVPRO for speedy restoration.

Flood Damage Little Rock – Our Home Flooded in Seconds

The flood seemed to come out of nowhere, and in minutes, water flooded the bottom floor of a homeowner’s home. There were over two inches of water covering the floor, and then it receded almost as fast as it came into the home. The homeowner was fortunate that the levels were not higher and were able to save all of their furniture and most of their items.

SERVPRO specializes in dealing with flood damage in Little Rock as well as water and fire damage events. Before calling our team, the homeowner quickly removed anything that could be damaged by the water and moved it to the upstairs area. Also, the homeowner placed blocks under all of the furniture legs to protect the furniture from further damage. The owners also began blotting up as much moisture as possible. These are all significant steps to take to help minimize the damage.

Our technicians arrived and quickly assessed the flood situation. We removed all remaining water and began drying operations, including the removal of remaining humidity. SERVPRO uses moisture meters to assess the presence of moisture within walls and in underlying structures. Fortunately for this homeowner, the floor was tiled, and there was limited penetration to walls and supporting structures underneath. There is no basement. The home sits on a cement slab.

Area rugs were vacuumed with water extractors, cleaned and dried. Several baseboards were removed to assess water penetration and to enhance further removal of moisture. There was limited flooding, and the homeowner took quick action. There was a fast response by the SERVPRO team. The generation of mold was not a concern in this situation. Also, the attention to detail enabled this homeowner to have his home restored to its original condition within days. Quick removal of moisture and cleaning enhanced the rapid restoration of this homeowner’s home. The homeowner also turned on his air conditioning system to enhance the removal of all humidity.

Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 404-4225 for 24/7 service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our objective is to restore your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Little Rock Home After Flood Damage Strikes

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage requires specialized restoration techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Commercial Flood Damage Remedied Fast for Retail Store

When flood damage hits a residence, it is a bad situation. When a commercial property such as a retail store has a water intrusion, it is even worse. When the business requires closing during mitigation, the store is not selling and making a profit, employees are not earning wages, and while the shop remains closed, the competitors are gaining ground. There have even been instances of unhappy customers leaving water damaged businesses poor reviews on outlets such as Yelp because the company closed for repairs and was not available when the customer needed them.

SERVPRO technicians work quickly to assist Little Rock businesses with commercial flood damage. When we arrive onsite, we scope the company to determine all areas of water migration. Sheetrock is notorious for wicking moisture and then buckling and warping. In cases where this occurs, we measure roughly a foot above the water line and cut away the damp sheetrock. This action serves the dual purpose of allowing more airflow as well as stopping any further absorption of water.

We look for and remove undamaged stock and items that have the potential for sanitization. Due to the probability of groundwater containing contaminants, we test the water to determine the presence of toxins, chemicals, or sewage and clean accordingly. Porous items in the store that absorb the water generally require discarding as sanitization for reuse is not an option. 

During flood damage mitigation, we attempt to disrupt the business as little as possible. However, in some cases, it is easier to clean up the water damage and dry the property after packing out the contents. This is especially crucial in cases where raised humidity from the excessive moisture has the potential to cause harm to stock items or furnishings such as wooden desks which can warp or swell. 

Once dry, we treat the business with any necessary odor control applications and move the packed out contents back in. Because we carefully note where items come from including photos, SERVPRO technicians have no problem putting each piece back precisely where it came from. 

Sanitization and establishing a healthy work environment is crucial. Before the business reopens SERVPRO technicians:

  • Wipe down all water-affected surfaces with our professional antimicrobial cleaners
  • Apply antimicrobial sealers as needed
  • Use steam cleaners to leave floors hygienic

SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock stands ready to assist business owners with commercial flood damage 24/7. Call us at (501) 803-9700, and we can be on-site within an hour and turn around the loss so your business can reopen as quickly as possible "Like it never even happened."

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Let the Professionals Handle Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can happen to your business quickly. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Get Quick Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for Your Little Rock Gas Station 

Most Little Rock residents own vehicles, and this makes gas stations a worthy investment for entrepreneurs. However, a fire incident in your gas station can lead to significant losses. According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, over 5000 gas stations fires are reported every year in the United States. Fire incidents in gas stations can occur because of vehicle fires, lightning strikes, and electrical failure.

On average, gas station fires cause 20 million dollars in property damage, 24 civilian injuries and two civilian deaths every year. If there is fire damage in your Little Rock gas station, it is vital to file an insurance claim. When doing so, consider the destruction to the physical structure and contents of the gas station. If you have a convenience store, take an inventory of the consumer goods and food stock that the fire destroyed. It is essential to take photographs or videos of the damaged structures and contents so you can use them when filing your claim.

You also need prompt fire restoration services to minimize business risk and downtime. Your gas station needs to resume operations within the shortest time possible to turn a profit. There is a considerable risk in getting the fire damage cleanup and repair process wrong. To ensure success, you can hire SERVPRO franchise professionals because we have the understanding and experience to restore your business premises appropriately.

Our fire restoration process involves mitigating the destruction, offering smoke damage cleanup and water damage restoration in an expedited manner. If the fire created holes in the walls, we can perform a board up to secure the building. Beyond the visible damage, the contents inside the convenience store like cash registers, refrigerator cases, and security systems could also be damaged. We can evaluate the materials to determine which ones are salvageable and the ones you need to replace. We can use dry or wet cleaning methods to remove smoke and soot from salvageable items.

Our SERVPRO technicians can identify the different types of smoke residues in your gas station and choose the cleaning method that is suitable for removing them. We also identify the type of surface to determine which cleaning products and techniques are appropriate. We take care to preserve the surfaces or materials we are cleaning because some contents may not withstand some cleaning processes.

We can remove lighter soot deposits from structures like walls, ceilings, and floors to eliminate the expense you can incur with repainting or refinishing. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT) may also clean these surfaces to prepare them for painting. This process helps deodorize a building and ensure that new paint can adhere to the surfaces properly. Our crew also disposes of the cleaning waste and debris appropriately.

If a fire has ruined your gas station in Cammack Village or the neighboring areas, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Little Rock Restoration Services

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Our team uses the latest equipment and procedures to save hardwood floors after a flood disaster.

Reducing Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

It is essential to take what steps you can to reduce spreading flood damage in your Little Rock home. Often these situations can get out of control quickly, exceeding the skill set and resources of even handy homeowners and requiring the expertise and leading equipment available to professional restoration teams like ours. Even though many must make this concession to protect their property, there are preemptive steps that you can take to both reduce the damage to the house and to help our technicians to accomplish their recovery more efficiently.

Understanding how you can change the overwhelming presence of flood damage in Little Rock homes with a few simple steps can make a substantial difference. Our SERVPRO team has a deep inventory of recovery tools, cleaning machines, professional grade cleansers, and antimicrobial agents. We can arrive shortly after you call to begin the mitigation intended to protect your home with fast extraction and drying solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our entire restoration process. There are some things that you can do to reduce flood damage, such as: Deciding Ahead of Time on A Restoration Team

While we always want to be the name you choose, we know you have options. Our SERVPRO professionals have the cutting-edge equipment and certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to help return the property to pre-flood conditions quickly.

Moving Compromised Contents

One of the services that our talented team offers is content management, but removing items to a safe location can help to prevent unnecessary ruin.

Seal Off Unaffected Rooms if Possible

Flood effects can spread quickly, and this can even be symptoms like increased mold spore activity or lingering odors. Installing plastic sheeting or sealing off these regions of your property can allow our technicians to get right to work on restoration when we arrive.

Knowing how you can help restoration to be more efficient can save not only money but also time and effort. While many of these emergencies require professional intervention from qualified experts like our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team, there are ways that you can help once you have called (501) 217-8723.

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Fire Damage in Little Rock Homes Necessitates the Removal of Soot and Ash

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO take the heat off of you.

We know the struggle, we will be happy to help you through the smoke. 

Although you have enough experience in using stovetops and other appliances used to prepare and cook meals, a fire can start in your kitchen without you knowing it. Some reasons fires start in the kitchen include leaving stoves on, failing to keep flammable oils properly, and setting the fryer’s temperature too high. After extinguishing the fire, you need to remove the water, ash, soot, and smoke. 

Dealing with the soot and ash after a fire damages your Little Rock home is daunting. Soot can stick to kitchen surfaces like walls, counters, and ceilings. You can seek help from SERVPRO franchise professionals to repair smoke damage and remove unpleasant odors linked with smoke. Once we get into a home, we make a preliminary assessment of the surfaces requiring cleaning. If a surface has a stain or semi-gloss paint cover, our technicians can clean, wash and restore it. Walls that have flat paint can be hard to clean completely. In such a situation, we can remove most of the soot and residue from the surface and then repaint the walls. 

Soot and ash can cause discoloration and corrosion of affected surfaces and a powerful odor if you do not remove them quickly. Ash can cause discoloration and corrosion within minutes, and the destruction could be irreversible. Plastic items discolor quickly, metals can corrode and fiberglass can turn yellow. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can use a soft brush to sweep off ash from countertops, chairs, benches, and tables. We can use a dust cloth to remove the ash from most other surfaces.

Our SERVPRO FSRT can use cleaning methods that break the bond between soot and surface materials to remove soot from countertops and other surfaces. We can use chemical cleaners to dislodge the soot. Once we remove the ash and soot, we can tackle any lingering smoke smell. Some equipment we use to remove smoke odors includes: 

  • Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers
  • Thermal foggers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl machines 

Our crews are trained in the latest fire damage remediation procedures and techniques and can restore your home to its preloss state within a short time. We have expertise in restoring smoke-damaged electronic equipment, peripheral devices, and computer consoles. We can also provide your insurance firm with a list of non-salvageable items to expedite the claims process. 

When a fire has damaged your home in Cammack Village or the surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723. We are available on a 24-hour basis and can make the ash and soot damage look “Like it never even happened.” 

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Don’t Let Water Damage Remediation in Little Rock Overwhelm You

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your living room turn into this. Contact the water damage remediation specialists at SERVPRO for help.

Keep Your Charming Old Home Intact After Water Damage

Older homes are usually full of charm and character. It can seem like their walls hold the secrets of all who have visited, making them one of a kind. As exciting as it is to own a piece of history, it does not come without its challenges. Plumbing can be a source of trouble when a home is older, and an aging pipe can cause water damage quicker than you would imagine. Although you can not predict when a pipe may burst and flood your basement, you can be prepared to handle the issue. 

When your home in Little Rock suddenly suffers water damage, SERVPRO is here to help. We are prepared to handle your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all you need to do is call. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and apply industry best practices to extract all water from your basement and restore your home to normal. Depending on the volume of water we are dealing with, our Green Fleet may choose from one of the following options to remove it from your home: 

Truck mounted pump 

Submersible pump 

Wand extractor 

Dehumidifiers  

As tempting as it may be to rent a wet/dry vacuum from your local hardware store, it may not be sufficient to achieve the correct levels of humidity in your home. Our SERVPRO team uses advanced technology to monitor levels of moisture in each section of your house and inform us of our progress. Our job is not complete until we verify that there are no hidden water pockets under any carpets or within structural elements. 

A burst pipe should not rob you of the joy of owning an older home. SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/ Cammack Village is here to help. Just call us at (501) 217-8723 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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Our Professionals Will Clean And Restore Your Fire Damaged Little Rock Business

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Cleaning And Restoring Little Rock Businesses After Fire Damage

Fire damage to Little Rock businesses can range from minor smoke residues and mild odors to major structural damage and a complete loss of inventory. Thanks to modern, fire suppression systems, the results in a retail operation are usually moderate with cleaning building material and inventory being the primary concerns.

When there is commercial fire damage in a Little Rock sporting goods store, the items at risk are paper, plastic, metal, leather, and other types of surfaces and materials. SERVPRO response teams train extensively to restore and repair all of it to reduce the time doors are closed to customers and also limit the cost of replacing inventory, display racks and shelving, and building material.

Since cleaning involves eliminating odors, personnel start with opening the facility and setting up fans to increase air circulation and drive the odors outside. It reduces the overall amount of odors and allows a team inspector to determine what can be cleaned and restored, or disposed of and replaced. That includes demolition of items like drywall or ceiling tiles. The fans also help speed up the natural drying process for anything soaked by the sprinklers or firefighter efforts.

Next, SERVPRO technicians use industrial grade cleaners to remove smoke residues. Each team has an extensive inventory designed to clean glass display cases without scratching them, or softball gloves without drying out, cracking, or otherwise splitting the material.

As team members clean the inventory and return it to the shelves for sale, others begin work on the facility. After any demolition and disposal, technicians begin cleaning the ceilings and then work their way down the walls to the floor. To prevent damaging drywall panels or paint, they start with wiping down every surface with a dry sponge or cloth. If residues remain, they use the minimal amount of cleaning agent needed to remove them, along with accompanying odors, without further soaking anything that is still restorable.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to help our fellow business owners reopen so they can support their customers. As a locally owned operation ourselves, the next customer needing to outfit the company softball team might be us. If this describes your current situation, call us today at (501) 217-8723. We are here for you.

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We Are The Leader In Little Rock Flood Damage Restoration

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

The silt and debris ladened floodwaters wreaked havoc on this home. A total demolition of the interior was needed and we were there for the job.

SERVPRO Can Help After You Experience Flooding Due To Rain!

The heavy seasonal Little Rock rains can bring flooding, requiring that people be evacuated from their homes. Sadly, many people return only to find their homes severely water damaged. If you have been affected by flooding, then you need professionals to help you clean up and restore your house.

Time is of the essence if you have experienced flooding due to rain. Rain consists of Category 2 grey water that degrades to Category 3 Black Water in a matter of days, which can cause permanent flood damage to your Little Rock home. SERVPRO Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians can arrive at your home to help prevent excess damages to your property.

When we first arrive, our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can get to work pumping out the Cat 2 water with the assistance of pumps and wet vacs. When the flood waters are completely removed, we can use high volume air movers to suck moisture out of your floors and walls and we can deploy dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air.

Additionally, we can assist you with restoring your furniture. When dried, wooden sections of couches and tables will develop unsightly water lines. To prevent this, we can wipe down your furniture with water to achieve even drying which can result in less visible water lines.

Your upholstery on your furniture and your carpeting can usually be cleaned and dried after exposure to Cat 2 flood water. However, if the Cat 2 water in your home has already degraded into Cat 3 water, then your contaminated upholstery and carpeting may have to be removed and discarded.

If you have experienced flooding after a storm and are in need of efficient, professional assistance, then contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723. We are available 24/7, so give us a call and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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Restoration of Severe Fire Damage in Little Rock Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Life is hard enough, rely on SERVPRO to help with you fire damage issues.

Don’t let fire damage cloud your home in smelly odors, call SERVPRO today.

Many of the fire damage calls we receive are for small scale fire damage. Sometimes the size of the fire damage encompasses the majority of the structure, and we go piece by piece finding restorable items for the homeowner.

Our SERVPRO location received a call regarding fire damage in a Little Rock home caused by an overheated plug that in turn sparked inside the wall and caused a fire that quickly spread throughout most of the house. The origination point of the fire had the most significant amount of damage and the least amount of restoration potential.

Using controlled demolition techniques, technicians removed charred debris and ruined contents that were a fire loss. This action assists in securing the structure and getting it ready for rebuilding. Our technicians went room by room and inspected the contents to find restorable items for the homeowner and save as much as possible through our proprietary cleaning methods.

After a fire of this size, the odor left behind is significant and permeates the entire structure. Ventilation, while we work, is a crucial part of the odor control process. The neutralization of odor-causing soot particles must happen before the restoration of the property can occur.

Robust methods for fighting strong odors left behind by fire include hydroxyl generators, thermal fogging and ozone machines — all three work towards eliminating odors. Hydroxyl generators work using UV light much like the Sun and quickly removes odor-causing molecules. Our technicians chose to use the ozone machine which destroys odors and bacteria, leaving the property without residual pungent scents.

A final application of thermal fogging mimics the way smoke permeates wood and porous objects in the structure and the heated solvent works to neutralize any odors hiding deep within the structure. Once completed, the property was deemed ready for rebuilding by the adjuster.

Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 when you need fast mitigation of fire damage. Our emergency response team has the specialized equipment and expertise to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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