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Restoration of Severe Fire Damage in Little Rock Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration of Severe Fire Damage in Little Rock Home 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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Your Key To Success in Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Key To Success in Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock Your business can quickly be overcome from water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

SERVPRO - Eliminating The Effects Of Commercial Water Damage To Little Rock Businesses

Most Little Rock businesses do not worry about storms forcing their way under roofs, or knocking a tree down through a display window. Owners are fully aware that most of their water issues result from more common problems like a broken toilet or a freezer unit that breaks down overnight and sends hundreds of gallons of water or melted product across their floor.

To eliminate the effects of commercial water damage in a Little Rock convenience store, SERVPRO personnel concentrate their efforts on several tasks. They first remove any standing water and dry up where it pooled inside the store. Then, they have to dry the inventory and shelving while also reducing the humidity level inside the structure to a normal level.

Since the floors in a convenience store are concrete or linoleum, water removal is fairly simple. Response team members remove any rubber mats or rugs to outside the building, spray them with an anti-bacterial cleaning agent, and hang them out to dry. Water usually drains quickly out of a store, so team members then use long-handled squeegees to push water off the floor and out the nearest exit. In cases where the water did not drain, they use pumps or other extraction devices to draw it out and then use the squeegees to finish the task.

Now, SERVPRO specialists set up fans inside the store and at the entrances and exits to increase air circulation and draw the damp air outside the structure, which helps dry the interior and items on the shelves. To increase the speed of this process, they also install dehumidifiers where the humidity level is at its highest. Each device removes up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours.

Where necessary, team members hand dry items that need immediate attention. If there are items already ruined by the water, they dispose of them quickly and document everything tossed out for insurance adjusters.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to help every store owner quickly reopen so they can support their customers in a dry, safe environment. We are here for you, so if you have had a recent water intrusion to your business, call us today at (501) 217-8723 to schedule a service call.

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I Don’t Want to Spend This Much Time on Storm Damage Remediation. How About You?

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage I Don’t Want to Spend This Much Time on Storm Damage Remediation. How About You? Flood and storm damage can impact your entire Little Rock neighborhood. Contact SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Professional Help after Tornado Damage in Little Rock

April and May mark the months most favorable for tornadoes in Little Rock, although severe and damaging windstorms can occur at any time. When a twister impacts your home, significant harm to both the structure and the contents is possible. Exterior damage to roofing materials, siding, and windows spells disaster as water from the heavy rains that accompany tornadoes cascades through your home. The loss is not one a homeowner can recover from without expert assistance.

The tornado damage done to your Little Rock home requires fast remediation from our highly-qualified team of IICRC-trained managers and technicians. Shingles, flashing, and decking wrenched from the top of your house allow gaping holes to funnel the rainwater into first the attic or highest level of your dwelling. Once inside, the water migrates into adjoining and lower levels.

Most building materials are vulnerable to the destructive effect of water. Drywall crumbles, hardwoods swell and distort, and supporting structural beams begin weakening, exposing the integrity of the building to the risk of disintegration. SERVPRO crews arrive as soon as practicable after the tornado damage, and an experienced project manager evaluates the scenario and proposes a plan to return the property to preloss condition.

We secure your home, boarding and tarping up areas left open to the elements by the storm. SERVPRO then begins water removal, using pumps and extractors for the visible incursion. Thermal imaging and moisture metering help us map out the dimensions of the water damaged spaces. We might gain access to hidden moisture through controlled demolition strategies like flood cuts. Drying completes as we add air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to the equipment mix.

Furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions also risk ruin in after tornado damage allows water to intrude. SERVPRO often recommends a full or partial pack-out of your home, inventorying and tracking your movable property items with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). Specially trained technicians at our production facility use a broad range of methodologies to clean, dry and restore everything from furniture to documents and pictures to clothing and window treatments. As we work our way through the packed-out items, we consult closely with your insurance company to limit your out of pocket costs.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village stands ready to transform a tornado-ravaged home back to “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (501) 217-8723 if your home suffers tornado damage.

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Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss Water Leak in Your Little Rock Home? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying--"Like it never even happened."

Hidden Water Leaks in Your Little Rock Home Can Be Costly

How do you know if you have a hidden water leak in your home?  They can be tough to find, especially if the leak is inside a wall.  Eventually, you should find it, but it could be hidden for a long time, and always degrading more of your residence.

What do you look for if you suspect a water leak in your Little Rock home?  Are there signs you can spot if you know what to look for?  One place to check is your monthly water bill.  Has it increased substantially?  That could be a sign of a water leak somewhere on your property.  The larger the increase in your bill, the greater the damage inside your wall cavities? Maybe. Inside your living space, the musty odor of mold is another sign of a hidden water leak. Dormant mold spores are opportunistic, just a bit of water sets them off into ever expanding mold colonies. Darker spots on walls or ceilings are a tell-tale sign of hidden water damage.  

In most homes, water lines are installed within walls, under or between floors and above ceilings. Any of these places can be a source of trouble.  Eventually, the joints connecting water lines can wear out, and with the pressure inside this plumbing, even a small hole can spew hundreds of gallons of water in a short amount of time.

The employees of SERVPRO are experts when it comes to drying your home after a water loss.  If you find signs of a hidden water leak, we are a phone call away.  We use portable meters to detect hidden moisture and also use advanced infra-red technology so we can see inside walls, in floors, and ceilings.

Without proper treatment, concealed water leaks can lead to expensive damages and repairs. Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to mitigate the water damage. Call us today to make a hidden water loss, "Like it never even happened.” (501) 217-8723

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Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

Water Damage Signs In Your Little Rock Home

Any area of your Little Rock home can be subject to water damage. However, there are particular areas which are more at risk than others. You can make a check-list of these areas and inspect them regularly so you know where to look and you can keep an eye on your home to detect any issues before the problem grows too large.

If you find water damage in your Little Rock residence, there are professional water damage restoration companies, such as SERVPRO, which can help you. Our staff is trained and equipped to fix the issue and dry your home promptly, avoiding additional problems such as a mold outbreak.

Water damage in your ceiling can come from various sources. If it is the top story of your home, it could come from a leaky roof caused by heavy storms and rain. If you have a bathroom above the ceiling with damage, it can be from any number of leaks in your bathroom such as a toilet overflow or leaky bathtub.

If SERVPRO staff must drywall cavities in your home, the process requires ventilation. One way we can ventilate the cavities of walls is to take the baseboards off and drill holes in between each stud. We then force air through these holes into your wall, so evaporation is increased. If we find much moisture, we may need to remove sections of drywall. We keep you informed of any possible holes we need to make before proceeding.

One of the most obvious indications you have water damage is water stains on the ceiling and walls. Check around your window and door frames as well. Any unusual stains could signify that you have a leaky drain or pipe inside the wall. Your floors can also be subject to water damage from overflowing sinks or tubs or flooding from bad pipes or faulty appliances.

If you do not have the proper drainage in your yard, the exterior of your home can also experience water damage. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, you may also find pooled water next to your home that if left untreated, can create even more damage to the structure of your home.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is always ready to help you with any water damage emergency in your home in Cammack Village, Little Rock, or the surrounding areas. Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

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How to Take the Headache Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Take the Headache Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock Sometimes even your highly used and trusted toaster oven can be the cause of a kitchen fire. Facing fire damage can be stressful. Contact SERVPRO.

Mitigating Kitchen Appliance Fire Damage in a Little Rock Rental Home

After a long day at work, it is a blessing to be able to throw a leftover seasoned chicken breast in your toaster oven and have a quick dinner without much effort. However, when you smell burnt food and find your toaster oven has caught fire, it can cause a surprising amount of fire damage on your kitchen counter and overhead cabinets, as well as a noticeable and unpleasant odor.

If you have fire damage in your Little Rock rental home, certified SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the tools and knowledge to clean and restore damage through mitigation instead of leaving you to deal with costly replacements.

When you call SERVPRO, our team can evaluate the damage to your kitchen, and examine the types of soot and smoke in your kitchen. For small kitchen fires, soot can be dry and easy to clean, but surfaces may have a foul odor from burnt food particles, metal, or plastic. After the initial assessment, our technicians can begin cleaning your walls, counters, and cabinets. The insides of cabinets may also need cleaning to ensure complete removal of soot and odors.

If proteins such as chicken, beef, or fish burn in an accidental fire, it can leave a greasy residue and noticeable odor that requires thorough cleaning and deodorizing to eliminate. After extensive manual cleaning, our certified professionals use such devices as thermal foggers to either atomize safe, industrial-grade deodorizers or create a dense fog that kills odors by having small particles of deodorizing agent bond with the agents causing these smells on a microscopic level. This method of deodorizing is best applied to contained spaces such as kitchen fires.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village offers 24/7 emergency cleanup services for any size disaster. Call us at (501) 217-8723 today to request assistance.

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We Can Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Storm

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Storm Call for our professional damage mitigation and restoration services at (501) 217-8723.

Leaving A Window Open In A Storm In Little Rock Can Cause Flood Damage

While most people think of storm flooding as a sudden and dangerous matter involving torrents of sweeping water, and indeed those scenarios happen every year in communities across America, the majority of the calls we receive after most major storms come from much more localized issues. While leaving a window open may not damage much of your home overall, it can still leave a room soaked and lead to some very severe issues if you do not act fast.

What Can Happen
When you leave a window open during a storm, the winds and rain can come together to cause flood damage to your Little Rock home in a single room or area. Sometimes, the rainfall can be enough to create pools of standing water, but most of the calls we receive are not so severe. Dampened carpeting and furniture can still cause a wide variety of problems, and without the kind of fast drying techniques used by SERVPRO, can lead to advanced issues such as fabric and carpet warping, permanent discoloration, and even mold growth. Sometimes, water may leak into other rooms of your home as well, causing more widespread issues throughout the home.

What You Can Do
Calling SERVPRO immediately after the accident can help you to prevent the most damage possible through our time-tested mitigation approach. However, before our technicians arrive, you can help to save your belongings by separating fabrics, pillows, and rugs, and placing barriers between your furniture and the ground. These simple measures do not take much time and can save many objects and materials in your home from having to undergo costly restoration procedures or even being replaced entirely.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village makes sure that you never have to deal with flood damage on your own. Call for our professional damage mitigation and restoration services at (501) 217-8723.

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How to Solve the Biggest Problems of Recovering Your Home From Flooding in Little Rock

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Solve the Biggest Problems of Recovering Your Home From Flooding in Little Rock When storm damage and flooding devastate the area, you can recover with SERVPRO. Call us right away after damage.

Pack-Outs Protect Contents of Your Little Rock Home in a Flood

When substantial disasters like flooding affect your Little Rock property, you have little time to protect your belongings and irreplaceable keepsakes from significant damage. While you might grab a few items while you vacate your home when the disaster first begins, protecting what got left behind should be a priority for any professional restorer you choose to work towards returning your house to its original condition. Our experts are available 24/7 to help with all of the mitigation needs that can save you money and preserve at-risk contents within your home.

While flood damage to Little Rock homes might seem commonplace with so many severe storms passing through the area regularly, homeowners still get caught off-guard by the swift force of this disaster and its impact on their property. Our SERVPRO team arrives with the full measure of equipment necessary to begin mitigation work like extraction and drying immediately. We also arrive with the personnel from our Contents Department that can help with the inspection of your damaged property.

These professionals that we send out to your home help to collect information about the full scope of the damage by identifying at risk and already damaged items from your property and tagging them for removal. We can safely transport these contents, furniture, and other belongings from your house to our nearby facility for focused drying, cleaning, and safe storage.

With mold growth also being a common threat to overly damp items and contents throughout exposed areas of your property, our team also works to eliminate potential colonization at our facility and can deodorize affected items if necessary. Once restoration completes at your house, our team can safely return all of the removed items we protected from flood damage to their original positions.

While you might have many concerns when flooding affects your home, the irreplaceable keepsakes and heirlooms inside your house should not be one of them. Let our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village rapid response team help to protect these items with our pack-out process. Give us a call anytime at (501) 217-8723.

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How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home When disaster strikes your Little Rock home call SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

Two Methods of Remediating Water Damage in Little Rock Residences


Where there is water, there is a strong chance of indoor humidity levels increasing. Most drying equipment works by blasting hot air into an affected zone and evaporating moisture. However, doing so creates a warm, humid environment which provides the ideal conditions for secondary damages like mold or mildew growth. It can also increase the likelihood of noticeable, unpleasant odors.

Homes with water damage in Little Rock should seek professional assistance to guard against secondary damages after the body of water is removed. There are two primary methods for efficiently drying a property known in the industry as the open system and the closed system. SERVPRO technicians are adept in assessing which system is likely to be the most effective and implement it efficiently.

An open system involves ventilating the affected area as much as possible. Using rapid air movers can swap humid indoor air for drier outside air. This is not always effective as weather conditions can cause problems for homeowners, particularly during the winter months. However, one of the benefits of an open drying system is that, in most cases, odors are also removed as part of the drying process.

As the name suggests, a closed system involves putting up physical barriers like plastic sheeting and preventing humid air from spreading throughout the house. With barriers set up and dehumidifiers placed, the affected zone becomes a drying chamber. These types of method are super effective at removing moisture from fabrics as well as the surrounding area.

Whichever method is used the crucial step for a SERVPRO technician is to ensure that the systems are balanced. We use two main types of equipment. Rapid air-movers, which circulate heated air and evaporate moisture are used in combination with dehumidifiers which draw the evaporated moisture from the air. By ensuring your home is dry, we can also confidently guard against potential secondary damages.

For an expert approach to home restoration, contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 404-4225 now.

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Act Fast And Call SERVPRO For Professional Flood Damage Restoration In Little Rock

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Act Fast And Call SERVPRO For Professional Flood Damage Restoration In Little Rock Our trained technicians act fast and protect your belongings after flood damage. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Vital Mitigation After Unexpected Flooding in Little Rock Homes

While natural disasters are not uncommon to Little Rock residents, many circumstances can threaten properties with little or no notice. Getting caught off guard by a destructive force like flooding can be devastating to your home, and even more so if you do not seek out professional restoration right away. Our team can offer real-time mitigation strategies, even amid the flooding, to reduce your loss and help later restoration to be more efficient and cost-effective.

As flood damage occurs, Little Rock residents worry most about structural damages and the destruction of irreplaceable belongings and keepsakes inside of the house. By reaching out to our SERVPRO rapid response team at the first sign of an emergency, we can arrive promptly to help you protect these things that matter most to you. This protection begins with effective extraction work that can limit flow into your home until our technicians can seal up the penetration points.

Once the flow has ceased into your home, you need to have the excess water removed quickly so that debris removal, cleaning, and drying efforts can follow. We arrive with a variety of extraction equipment including portable sump pumps and gas-powered units that can remove standing water fast from the affected areas of your property. For severe flooding situations, we also have truck-mounted, high-powered options that can work even more efficiently to remove this hazard.

Protecting your belongings is an important step to the mitigation work that we do. We understand that there are keepsakes and heirlooms in your home that monetary compensation cannot replace or replicate. We work to remove all of the at-risk items from your house to a safe storage area or our facility for disinfection, cleaning, and drying.

Mitigation is a vital component to the successful restoration of a flood-damaged home. If you are affected by an unexpected flooding situation, you can depend on the fast response and extensive training of our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village technicians. Give us a call 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.

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