Recent Posts

Bring the Wet Fog in to Get the Smoke Out of Your Little Rock Home

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Bring the Wet Fog in to Get the Smoke Out of Your Little Rock Home Smoke quickly travels from a fire into all areas of your house. ULV Foggers is one tool that SERVPRO uses to neutralize the smoke odor.

Benefits of Wet Fogging to Little Rock Homeowners

Fogging, a deodorization process, removes smoke odor and residue from Little Rock homes. Fogging creates small deodorizer particles. As a result, the particles penetrate surfaces and eliminate smoke odor and vapor.

To ensure your home is odor free, SERVPRO fire damage technicians in Little Rock use an Ultra Low Volume fogger. The Ultra Low Volume fogger is a deodorizing machine that atomizes deodorizing agents while spraying a fine mist. The wet fogger is capable of generating deodorizing particles measuring 8 – 15 microns. Because of their small size, the particles can penetrate all surfaces where smoke odor and residues are accumulating.

As an effective deodorizer in fire damages, SERVPRO technicians apply deodorants and sealers in your crawl spaces and attic. To inject the deodorizing agent into wall cavities, we use hose attachments. During the deodorizing process, we take every precaution not to over fog your carpets. To protect different surfaces in your home, we use drop cloths.

Benefits of the Ultra Low Volume fogger

Easy to operate

A ULV fogger is easy to operate. We fill the tank, plug the fogger into a power outlet and turn it on. We can leave the fogger working and turn it off after a specified duration.

Quiet

An electric ULV fogger is generally quiet during operation. The silence is beneficial especially in urban areas where excessive noise is a problem.

Use of water and oil-based deodorizing agents

ULV foggers can work with both water and oil based deodorizing agents. We prefer water based deodorizing agents as they are environmentally friendly. They are not harmful to plants and are not classified as a fire safety risk.

Utilizes low amount of deodorizing agent

A ULV fogger is capable of producing small deodorant particles measuring 8 to 15 microns. Since they are small, they can penetrate crevices, cracks and other hard to reach areas. To keep the particles airborne for long, SERVPRO fire damage technicians use fans.

Low cost

The machine uses a low amount of deodorant agent to get rid of smoke odor and residue from your home. As a result, it lowers the cost of operation.

High work rate

Our technicians prefer ULV foggers for their high work rate. As such, they are great in deodorizing large areas. Also, the machine is useful where rapid response is required and where there are little logistical problems for supplies.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is a locally-owned and operated company with a team of experienced fire damage experts. To keep your home smoke odor free, call our 24/7 emergency line at (501) 217-8723.

Did you know that brown-n-serve rolls were invented at Meyer's Bakery in Little Rock?  Click here for more information on Charles T. Meyer.

The Advantages Of Planning Ahead For Flood Damage To Your Little Rock Property

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Advantages Of Planning Ahead For Flood Damage To Your Little Rock Property A flood can cause major damage to your home.

Planning Ahead For Flood Damages To Your Little Rock Home

With September being Preparedness Month, it seems fitting to offer advice to Little Rock homeowners about a threat that they face through most of the year. Natural disasters like flooding present a threat to homes and businesses throughout the area, and with severe weather systems passing through the area with a limited warning, planning can help you to preserve your home and to get it restored following the flood much more quickly.

One of the things that you need to understand about flood damages in your Little Rock home is that it is rarely if ever only contending with high volumes of water. While this situation alone presents both acute and chronic effects for your house, the additional threats that come along with the flooding like contamination, debris, and structural failure can prove even more hazardous for the average homeowner to face. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly in an emergency situation to help you mitigate the damages that your home faces, and set up a plan to restore this damage efficiently.

Among the first things that you need to consider when it comes to preparing for flooding in your home is to do your best to remove the contents of the rooms most likely to get affected on lower floors. If you cannot move them safely out of the house entirely, you can take them to the highest point and help them to stay protected from the intruding water.

Another way that you can work to stay prepared for flooding in your home is to have a plan in place for calling our SERVPRO professionals immediately. While the first call that you make should be to your home insurance provider, seeking and securing the assistance of our restoration team as quickly as possible can ensure that your home gets the attention that it needs right away.

There are rare instances where a home can get fully prepared for natural disasters like flooding, but there are numerous steps that you can do to limit the spread and effects of this disaster to irreplaceable things that you own and treasure. When disaster strikes, you can count on SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village to help you clean up the damage and restore your property quickly. Give us a call as soon as you need us at (501) 217-8723.

Click here for more about Little Rock.

Some Warning Signs of Possible Mold After Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Warning Signs of Possible Mold After Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock When your business location has suffered from water damage, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation. Quick action will provide the best results.

A Quicker Way of Dealing with Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

There is never a good time for a business in the public service industry to experience unforeseen leaks or overflows. Due to health and safety laws, businesses serving food or drink may have to close while remediation is done, costing potential revenue. Another concern for business owners is staff, who may have to be sent home while work is carried out. One way of minimizing the impact of these problems is by hiring an efficient service to get the job done fast.

Business owners experiencing commercial water damage in Little Rock, need a local service to deal with the issue as quickly as possible. Make an emergency phone call to SERVPRO, and we can send a team of technicians to your property immediately. On arrival, a project manager can liaise with you so that you are aware of the work required, and the expected outcomes of each job.

How effectively you deal with water pooling depends on the type of equipment you have. Using portable extractors, SERVPRO can enter smaller properties using accurate wands to remove or evaporate moisture. When larger properties undergo severe water damage, we can bring in truck-mounted extractors for rapid remediation.

In business, maintaining a sanitary working environment is required by law. Often secondary damages like mold growth can occur after water spills. SERVPRO technicians are trained to take the steps necessary to control microbial growth. We do this by controlling temperature and humidity levels, thoroughly drying all areas and treating surfaces with anti-microbial chemicals.

By the end of the service, both your project manager and yourself should be satisfied with the work carried out. SERVPRO act fast to remove excess water, before thoroughly drying and guarding against secondary damages. The final step is in preparing your business for your staff and customers. We do this using odor neutralizing dehumidifiers alongside foggers to get your business back to its best.

Next time your business is confronted with unforeseen damages contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for emergency restoration.

Click here for more information on the city of Little Rock.

Get Rid Of Flood Damage In Your Little Rock Home Once And For All

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Get Rid Of Flood Damage In Your Little Rock Home Once And For All Families in Little Rock should first identify disasters that might happen in their neighborhood, and flood damage is very high on the list.

Your Family Can Help Diminish How Badly Flood Damage Affects Your Little Rock Home

Working together on a plan to make sure that your family prepares your home sufficiently for upcoming storms can reduce the damage experienced in Little Rock. September is National Preparedness Month, and SERVPRO wants to encourage families to take part in activities that could make a difference in how a disaster affects your home.
 
Families in Little Rock should first identify disasters that might happen in their neighborhood, and flood damage is very high on the list. After looking these over, your family needs to make different plans for how each member should react to the situation. Staying together might not always be possible but knowing where everyone is at by knowing the emergency plan can help determine quickly if anyone is missing.

The Red Cross's Family Disaster Plan sheet can help you make a plan. This downloadable PDF file lists the main responsibilities that come with living through a disaster. It also lists pets, evacuation sites, safe rooms, and meeting locations at home and away from home to help you adequately prepare your family. Practicing as many aspects of the plan can help build confidence and diminish anxiety about such emergencies.

When the floodwaters recede, SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians are ready to go to work getting your home back into pristine condition again. Just like you take care of your family's well-being, we strive to ensure our community members are also well taken care of when they need it most.

Drying out your home, sanitizing surfaces, deodorizing, and working with our professional partners to ensure electrical, plumbing, and heating services all work correctly, all make your home “Like it never even happened” again. We do this work as quickly as possible because we know enduring a catastrophe is difficult enough. Working slowly on your home's progress only worsens the stress.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village hopes your family prepares for disasters like flood damage. Doing so helps you stay safe while eliminating a good portion of property damage. Call us at (501) 217-8723, and we can mitigate your Sky Lake, Pine Castle, or Conway home's situation.

Click here for more about Little Rock.

Little Rock's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Preventing Spores From Spreading

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Little Rock's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Preventing Spores From Spreading When moisture affects organic building materials, mold damage is a likely occurrence.

Preventing Mold Spores From Spreading

Once water leaks into a building in Little Rock it is just a matter of time before microbial growth occurs. When moisture affects organic building materials, mold damage is a likely occurrence. Mold needs an organic food source such as wood or paper, the correct temperature, elevated moisture levels, and time to develop. If things inside your home get wet, microbes that naturally exist can get activated and cause fungi to grow in as little as 48 hours. The longer the contamination stays in your house, the worse the mold damage can get.

When a fungus first starts to form it produces structures called hyphae that grow into, across and out above an object. The fungi then reproduce by releasing spores that can cause more mold damage to your Little Rock home. These spores float all throughout a building until they settle to another location and produce contamination in areas that were previously unaffected. If fungi go unnoticed inside your house, the problems will get worse and worse over time.

If you notice a musty smell or discover black mold inside your home, it is essential to call in our SERVPRO technicians immediately. Mold can cause health effects so getting the problem fixed promptly is vital. When remediating issues associated with fungi our team is IICRC certified and experienced in utilizing EPA-approved techniques and procedures.

Our main goal when treating contaminated items inside your home is to prevent the spores from forming fungi in other parts of the house that are far away from the initial source. To start, our SERVPRO technicians put up a containment chamber that seals in the rooms that got contaminated. The heavy-duty plastic traps in all hazardous particles that get created during the mold mitigation process. We then attach an air scrubber that creates negative air pressure inside the contaminated area. The negative pressure causes dust to get sucked up into the scrubber and pulled past a HEPA filter that traps even the smallest particles.

If you ever notice black mold inside your house after a water leak takes place, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 any day of the week.

Click here for more about Little Rock.

A Hair Dryer Left on Inside Your Little Rock Bathroom Can Cause a Fire

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Hair Dryer Left on Inside Your Little Rock Bathroom Can Cause a Fire Little Rock Walk-In Closets and Bathrooms Fire and Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO for Help

Small Fire & Soot Damage inside a Little Rock Home Gets Cleaned and Restored by SERVPRO  

Hair dryers are meant to heat your hair and dry it, however, when the heating element inside malfunctions it may become a little too hot and cause fire damage inside of your bathroom. Realizing you forgot to start your washing machine, you neglect to turn off your hair dryer while you go and address your mistake. However, it is during that time that the heating element shorts out and causes a fire inside the device while it is sitting on your counter.

Soon enough the flames spread to other items on the countertop and begin to cause fire damage inside of your Little Rock Bathroom. Articles like tissues, hair products, makeup, and cotton swabs all light up due to their easy flammability. Because the fire is near the bathroom window, it is close enough to jump to your curtain, and then soon it can spread to your wooden medicine cabinet. In the short time it takes you to get your washing cycle going and come back upstairs, you need to run for your fire extinguisher.
 
While the situation happened so suddenly that it could make your head spin, it is essential you call for help right away. Promptly reaching out to a company like SERVPRO allows for the technicians to begin the remediation as soon as possible. When it comes to soot and ash, addressing the damage with speed helps improve the success rate of the job.
 
Soot can yellow plastics the longer that it lays on the surface, as well as wear the varnish on your wooden medicine cabinet. The bubbling hair and makeup products can stain your countertops, but swiftly addressing them makes it less likely that the stain can linger after cleaning.
 
When SERVPRO arrives, the first thing our technicians can do is remove the ruined makeup and hair products, as well as the remaining burn fibers of your curtains. Getting the burnt bits of fabric and plastic containers away from the rest of the mess helps set up for the cleaning of the sooty film.
 
To remove the soot from your wooden cabinet and your countertops, our technicians can apply lubricative cleaning solutions. While it may take longer to remove the soot than the chemical alternative, it can be more gentle on the material being cleaned. We can repeat the same process on your walls and your bathroom mirror, even reworking a few times until the mess is removed. At the end of the job, our goal is for you to feel "Like it never even happened."
 
If an accident causes a small fire in your home, always call for help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village by dialing (501) 217-8723. 24/7, we are open to you.

Little Rock is pretty Big, click here

Putting Off Fixing A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage In Your Little Rock Home

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Putting Off Fixing A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage In Your Little Rock Home Accidents happen, and it is essential that upon discovering water damage inside your Little Rock home, you take action as soon as possible.

Water Damage In Your Home

Everyone has days where they are excessively busy and cannot seem to get a moment to themselves, but the last thing you want to do is to ignore the threat of water damage inside of your home. Leaving a leaking pipe underneath your bathroom sink can eventually cause water damage. Continually forgetting to fix it, and then putting it off when you do remember, can also cause further complications, such as mold and rot. The best thing to do for your home when you find a leak is to fix it immediately. Doing so leaves less room for damage to occur.

Accidents happen, and it is essential that upon discovering water damage inside your Little Rock home, you take action as soon as possible. Turning off the water in your home so the pipe can no longer leak is the first step. Additionally, calling professional immediately allows for a smoother remediation process, as water damage is often time-sensitive.

When you call SERVPRO, we always prioritize arriving at your home quickly. From the moment our team receives your call, we begin to organize our team to send your way. Our Estimator can go through the initial inspection with you and explain potential solutions until the rest of our team gets there. Once there, our team begins to work right away.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians can bring advanced tools with them to address the water damage in your bathroom. Our goal is to decrease the moisture levels inside to an acceptable amount and to dry out the cupboard under your sink, which has been continually absorbing water. Additionally, we can check for any signs of further damage.

SERVPRO can set up tools such as desiccant dehumidifiers and air movers to draw out moisture and get air flowing. Additionally, we can also set up axial fans to help the process. Using these tools creates an environment that is ideal for evaporation to occur, which is what allows your washroom to dry.

Should your home suffer water damage, always call for help as quickly as possible. Reach out to SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village by dialing (501) 217-8723. It's our goal to return your home to its pre-damaged state.

Click here for more about Little Rock.

Remediating Commercial Water Damage To Little Rock Businesses

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage To Little Rock Businesses Little Rock businesses can suffer a variety of disasters related to water.

Remediating Commercial Water Damage

Little Rock businesses can suffer a variety of disasters related to water. Flooding can be weather related, result from a broken inlet pipe, or a plumbing failure inside the building. This last cause is very common, especially in a facility with a lot of water use, such as a laundromat.

Restoring the effects of commercial water damage to Little Rock businesses means a SERVPRO restoration team needs to stop the flow of water, find the source of the problem, repair it if possible, and remediate the effects. Despite the hundreds of gallons of water that process through a laundromat every day, the building is no more designed to be underwater than a typical office setting or restaurant.

If our team cannot find the leak immediately, they turn off the water outside with the approval of the owner. One or more members continue looking for the source as others set up equipment to remove any standing water. If it is more than ankle-deep, technicians start with pumps to draw down the water as close to the surface of the floor as possible. At this point, they switch to extraction wands.

The wands are excellent for drawing water off multiple types of surfaces. In a laundromat, the floor is usually concrete covered with linoleum. Both are resistant to water damage, but if water covers the linoleum for too long, the moisture works its way underneath and begins to soften the glue holding it to the concrete pad. SERVPRO specialists remove the water quickly to avoid air and water pockets that can form when this happens.

Our technicians can replace hoses and couplings easily and make other minor repairs as other team members remove water. The team leader recommends the owner brings in a licensed plumber if he finds a major plumbing issue. As they affect repairs, the team leader continues directing water removal efforts to prevent machines on the floor from rusting and permanent damage to drywall panels that were partially under water and soaked up moisture.

To further reduce these effects, team members open every entrance and exit and install exhaust fans to draw damp air from inside the facility and blow it outside. If the drywall and linoleum did soak up an excessive amount of water, they install dehumidifiers to remove water from the air and nearby property. Each machine can remove up to 25 gallons every 24 hours without causing secondary damage from over-drying.

If you are dealing with excess water in your business, SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village helps you return your business to a dry, clean state. Call us at (501) 217-8723 today for more information or to set up a visit.

Click here for more about Little Rock.

Drying Cabinets and Wall Cavities after a Flood Damage Incident in Little Rock

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Drying Cabinets and Wall Cavities after a Flood Damage Incident in Little Rock You Remove the Wildlife, SERVPRO Removes the Stormwater from Your Little Rock Kitchen

Techniques Can Mitigate Damage with Rapid Drying after Stormwater Penetrations

There are instances where storms lead to homes experiencing flood damage problems. For instance, water may fill the cabinets and the drywall cavities, and there is the need to dry those areas during the restoration process. After assessing the site, we choose the right equipment and appropriate procedures to return your Little Rock property to its earlier state. We are going to look at some of the techniques that we use to dry those small spaces in buildings.

Flood damage can compromise the structural integrity of your Little Rock property. Once moisture gets trapped within the wall cavities, it may lead to mold growth and other related secondary damage. There is no one set standard way that our SERVPRO technicians use to dry wet walls since the method we choose depends on the finishing of the surface. In some situations, the use of dehumidifiers and air movers can be enough, while in other instances, we may be forced to drill holes (weep holes) into the walls to speed the rate of evaporation by increasing air movement.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians come across single-layered wallboard walls, then running dry air along the surface using an air mover may be enough. In cases where we need to dry multi-layered wallboard walls or walls that are covered with high-gloss enamel paint or vinyl wallpapers, then we might drill holes to allow the flow of air into the cavity. Before drilling the holes, we usually start by removing the baseboards to make the repair work more manageable. If the walls are extensively damaged by moisture, we remove their wet insulation and the wall boards.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are careful when drilling holes to dry vanities and cabinets since a simple mistake can lead to permanent damage. We usually drill holes through the toe-kick or the cosmetic cover region. We prefer the two because they are easy to remove and replace. Since there might be electrical or plumbing lines behind walls, we use an adjustable drill stop when drilling the holes and always a power source directed through our circuit interrupt system.
 
SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is a trusted leader in fire, water, storm, and mold remediation. Call us at (501) 217-8723 when you face any size disaster and work with our highly trained technicians.

Job Seekers for this area click here.
 

Flooding In Little Rock Can Allow For Mold Damage In Your Home

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Flooding In Little Rock Can Allow For Mold Damage In Your Home This food source for mold spores only allows the colonization to continue and to thrive.

Mold Damage In Your Home Caused By Flooding

One of the unfortunate aspects of choosing to live in Little Rock is the present possibility of flooding. This occurrence has already happened multiple times over the last several years, and each time poses threats well beyond rushing water through the community where you live. It could take weeks or more in some cases to get rid of the water damages and debris, but that is not the only threat that your home faces.

Many people do not consider mold until they encounter it firsthand in their homes. The truth is, with the list of potential health effects associated with mold colony exposure, finding mold damages in your Little Rock home can be a troublesome discovery. Fortunately, with SERVPRO, we have a team of qualified mold remediation technicians that can help you remove this presence and get your house back to the way it used to be.

One of the first obstacles that have to get overcome is the present water damage. This food source for mold spores only allows the colonization to continue and to thrive. With flood damages, this moisture and dampness penetrate well beyond the immediate damage that you can see, requiring specialized equipment to get underneath the flooring, into wall cavities, and above ceiling areas.

Once the water has gotten extracted and dried out completely, our SERVPRO professionals can set their sights on mold remediation in your home. Depending on the severity of the job, it might be more cost-effective and efficient to remove overly damaged materials and replace them rather than attempt to remove a deeply-seated colony. While our technicians can handle small repairs, larger reconstruction projects likely require the hiring of a residential contractor for the rebuild.

Flooding is something that is not at all unfamiliar to central Arkansas, but something that you should be better informed about and know how to face. With the slew of damages that can result from the natural disaster, few people think of the possibility of mold and microbial growth on top of that. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village applied microbial remediation technicians are available 24/7 just by calling (501) 217-8723.

Click here for more about Little Rock.