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What to do Following Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Microbial organism SERVPRO Teams thoroughly clean your home so you don't have to worry about the harmful contaminants after a flood.

It Is Important To Have A Well Thought Out Plan In Case Of A Flood In Your Little Rock Home

When people think about floods, they do not typically think about what happens after the water recedes and the inevitable clean-up that follows. Any surface touched by floodwater needs cleaning as floodwater is gray (category2) or black (category 3), meaning that it is contaminated and needs specific cleaning methods to decontaminate the surfaces.

Cleaning after flood damage to your Little Rock home requires full attention. It is also important to follow appropriate guidelines to keep both residents and workers safe and healthy. Part of that is wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as rubber boots, gloves, and goggles while handling contaminated items. It is also essential to understand the steps in controlling microbial growth after a flood. 

You may assume cleaning products are the primary line of defense,  but the most important thing is adequate drying after a flood to control microbial growth. SERVPRO technicians understand that they need to focus on drying the structure of your home and its contents quickly to prevent or slow down dangerous microbial growth. Another critical step is to remove any contaminated materials from the house. If salvageable, technicians may clean the materials offsite, or dispose of them if unsalvageable. Either way, removing contaminated items slows or prevents further microbial growth.

In conjunction with drying and removing items, SERVPRO restoration specialists apply professional EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectant cleaners to contaminated surfaces and materials, attacking microbes. It is important to allow ample dwell time so that the products can combat adequately. Technicians apply disinfectants containing biocides before and after cleaning surfaces, so they are thoroughly addressed. Biocides slow down microbial growth, but cannot necessarily eliminate them altogether. 

Again, the most crucial consideration is to dry contaminated materials and dry them as fast as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 available for emergency assistance 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Little Rock

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Carpet Cleaning After Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

A leaky pipe behind a bathroom wall is not what you want to wake up to, especially if it is your master bathroom with water leaking onto your carpet floors and even into your closet with your clothing, shoes, and accessories exposed.

Dealing with water damage quickly in your Little Rock home, especially in your bedroom, is critical to take the necessary steps to make sure that your belongings are okay and not destroyed. Since water leaked onto your closet floors, the first thing to do after you turn off the water main, ensuring that the leak stops is to lift everything off your closet floors. Assuming the water was clean (category 1) coming from a pipe, rather than black or greywater (category 2 &3) coming from the toilet, most of your items should dry out or recover after a spin in the wash cycle. However, SERVPRO restoration specialists can remove items from your home for professional restoration services in our offsite, secure location.

Once extraction equipment removes excess water, it is an excellent opportunity to clean the carpets in your bedroom. Restoration specialists move your furniture by picking items straight up and putting them straight down. Dragging, or putting furniture down prematurely can cause stress on the legs and cause damage.

SERVPRO technicians pretreat high-traffic areas, heavily soiled areas, and remove any spots by spraying Pre-Spray & Traffic Lane Cleaner and then agitate it with a brush to help break up the soil and distribute the cleaning product evenly. If you happen to have stain-resistant carpet, technicians perform spot removal after the cleaning process.

SERVPRO has three restorative cleaning methods for category 1 and 2 water damage. Deluxe precondition and rinse is an effective method for moderate to heavy soiling. The cleaning product dwells on the carpet for 10 to 15 minutes before technicians extract it using an extraction wand and water or a solution of fabric rinse that has a PH of 56 for neutralizing the pH to leave it clean.

The Rotary jet extraction method is similar. However, technicians use a rotary jet device called the RX-20 to provide additional agitation while compressing the carpet fibers to squeeze out moisture. The most effective cleaning method is the showcase process where technicians clean the carpet twice, using SERVPRO's Shampoo Super Concentrate and Showcase Cleaner and Rinse to increase the PH for improving the cleaning ability.

Restoration specialists thoroughly dry the carpets after cleaning, using high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers to facilitate quick evaporation. The goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact (501) 217-8723 SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village for 24/7 assistance.

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Fire Cleanup In Your Little Rock Property

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property You can reach us when you need help with fire cleanup, and we will send a team out promptly!

Leave the Fire Cleanup in Your Little Rock Property to Skilled Professionals

Without proper mitigation, even a slight amount of soot on a variety of surfaces throughout your home can leave lingering odors. While you may think that tackling fire cleanup on your own is a good idea, there are many techniques that only the professionals are aware of. Because the heat from a fire changes things on a chemical level, not everything shows up to the naked eye. This is when hiring the professionals at SERVPRO is the best and only way to make sure that your home returns to normal.

If your home requires fire cleanup in Little Rock, invisible changes throughout your interior must be taken into consideration. Undetected soot and smoke residue along with moisture can make the house uncomfortable to live in or make you and your family sick. SERVPRO technicians understand all of the risks associated with shoddy restoration methods, so we have developed tried-and-true methods to ensure our customers enjoy stellar results.

Throughout your home, electrical outlets within the walls can suffer from damage from the fire’s heat, as well as the water used to extinguish the flames. Smoke getting pushed around via air currents also gets under your cabinets, into wall cavities, and other dead spaces. Outlets that no longer work is just a single aspect of the fire damage present.

As hot smoke gets into your home’s hollow spaces, it settles along the sides and bottom where trapped. Smoke includes gases from materials burned as well as solid particles, which make up the soot and residue found on all surfaces. This is also where the majority of foul odors come from after the fire.

Once you call SERVPRO for fire clean up, we do an assessment and go over best practices for removing odors from your home. Air scrubbers clean up the air while our team cleans up debris, but we also have thermal fogging technology that bonds with hidden smoke particles. After the fog bonds with the particles, they are no longer able to disintegrated into smaller particles flowing through the air.

We have the training necessary to tackle your fire restoration needs. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians are trained through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) with certificates for Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT). We can get to work eliminating odor-causing residue and soot to make it “Like it never even happened.”

You can reach us at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village when you need help with fire cleanup, and we will send a team out promptly!

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We Have The Advanced Equipment To Properly Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Flood

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen restored after a flood We used our commercial air movers and dehumidifiers to aid in drying all the affected areas in this home after a flood hit.

Extraction Devices to Clear Standing Water from Little Rock Homes

While many people have come to depend on the training and fast response of qualified technicians like our SERVPRO team, flooding in Little Rock homes requires more than a working knowledge of restoration techniques to overcome. Much of the useful service that we can offer damaged homes after loss incidents comes from the premier equipment that we have in our inventory and bring in production trailers to active job sites.

With flood damage in Little Rock homes, it is vital to move as quickly as possible in removing any standing water that might exist. While these conditions can sometimes also have the added severity of contamination or bacteria, the priority here remains the same. With such a fixation on extraction after a flood damage incident, we have multiple types of water removal tools that can help in every phase of mitigation and restoration.

  • Submersible Pumps – While many clean water extractions rely on the use of our electric sump pumps for continual, quiet extraction, this is not always the best choice for natural flooding. Trash pumps like our stationary gas-powered machines have the right design to handle solids and debris that might exist in the water.
  • Wet-Vacuums – Once water levels have dropped below two inches, submersible pumps are no longer useful, and vacuums take over. We have many attachments to connect to the mobile versatility of an electric vacuum, including carpet wands to remove moisture from saturated carpet fibers.
  • Rudimentary Tools – Towels and mops can also help to remove surface water and damaging moisture from hard surfaces like tile and linoleum flooring when physical damage has not yet begun.

As challenging as water losses can be when surface water threatens installed materials and contents of the structure, extraction does not have to be a complicated procedure. Using numerous water removal tools and machines ranging in size and strength, our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team can gain control of flood loss situations to begin the drying and disinfection process. Give our technicians a call today at (501) 217-8723.

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Managing Sewer Backups with Little Rock Water Removal Specialists

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Dirty flood water You can count on SERVPRO to handle your homes water restoration needs. We are available day and night.

Safety Is Priority With SERVPRO’s Method For Water Emergencies Involving Contaminated Water. 

Contaminated water emergencies can occur because of pipe blockages or problems with plumbing joints. Equally rising water levels in the community itself, as a result of flooding, for example, can cause sewers to back up. These result in water emergencies that have solid waste as well as water, creating a challenge for homeowners. These areas can be harmful to your health, and you should not enter a contaminated area without a respirator and personal protective equipment (PPE.)

Our dedicated team can help you with contamination and water removal in your Little Rock home. These situations require a two-stroke approach from SERVPRO technicians. The first stroke is to remove both the solid waste and the water as quickly as possible. The second stroke is to thoroughly disinfect the area and remove any materials that may have unsafe levels of contamination. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) are confident of restoring your home to a good, preloss condition after an emergency. 

Solid waste rules out the use of conventional pumping equipment. Using electric submersible or high-pressure pumps can lead to further blockages or broken equipment when dealing with solid waste. To combat this, SERVPRO WRT technicians can deploy Self-priming Trash Pumps. These pumps utilize potent gas or diesel engines to remove solid waste up to three inches high. Some units are portable and can be exceptionally efficient when dealing with single-story structures. Any remaining solid waste can be shoveled into biohazardous waste bags and taken to an appropriate waste facility for disposal. 

Once the removal of water and solid waste is complete, SERVPRO technicians can begin to restore the bathroom to a preloss condition. Using powerful disinfectants, we can kill any remaining bacteria, viruses, or fungi in the affected area. If there are porous materials, such as drywall, in the area, we must remove and replace the materials to avoid potential contamination. At the end of service, we conduct a walkthrough to explain the work done and any potential areas of concern. 

Respond effectively to sewer backups by using professional restoration services. Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 now.

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When Flood Damage Happens to Little Rock Homes

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen. drywall removed to studs for drying Did recent storms cause flood damage to your home? Call SERVPRO for fast and effective restoration.

How to Deal with Storm Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Property

Flood damage brought by extreme weather affects many properties across the country. When disasters such as storms and hurricanes strike, they often leave many people devastated. Do not let the devastation overwhelm you because SERVPRO can help your clean up the debris and remove the water that Mother Nature’s fury leaves behind.

We offer a quick response since we understand how stressful it is to deal with storm flood damage in your Little Rock residence. With high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians, we can restore your property to its pre-misfortune condition no matter the magnitude of storm flood damage. We have decades of experience that has helped us come up with special restoration techniques. Some steps we can take to restore your property include:

Board ups

After a storm, you need to take precautions to reduce your long-term restoration costs. We offer emergency board-up services that can safeguard your home from theft and vandalism. When you know that your home is secure, you can concentrate on the more pressing problems of finding temporary accommodation, coordinating insurance response, and meeting the immediate needs of your family.

Roof tarping

We can tarp the roof of your property to protect it from the damage that precipitation can cause and break-ins. Storms and high winds can weaken the roofing system of a home. Therefore, our team checks the structural integrity of a roof before installing tarps or temporary roofing.

Structural drying

SERVPRO uses an effective procedure to dry homes that have undergone flood damage. We have different pumps that can offer quick water extraction. Locating moisture in a home is also vital to prevent secondary damage like mold infestation. Our crew can use thermal imaging cameras to inspect and monitor moisture on surfaces. These devices show how water traveled throughout the structure, including in hard to reach areas like in the ceiling.  Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can set up air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry your property within a short time.     

Deodorization

Floodwater can leave a foul smell in your home since it may have contacted sewage, dead animals, and decaying plants. After the drying process is complete, we can use water-based cinnamon deodorizers to eliminate foul odors. These products replace the odors with a pleasant cinnamon scent.

If your home has storm flood damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village to restore it to its preloss condition. Call us any time at (501) 217-8723 for restoration services in Cammack Village and nearby areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Little Rock House Burnt and Charred from a Fire? We Know That We Can Help--Call SERVPRO

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen, debris hanging from the ceiling, a mess Removal of Charred Debris and Restoration Are Cornerstone's of SERVPRO Fire Loss Mitigation and Cleanup in Little Rock

The Many Stages of Fire Recovery for Little Rock Homes

After a fire in your Little Rock home, you want to do whatever possible to get your property back to preloss condition quickly. Because of the hazards that exist after extinguishment and the finite time before effects worsen substantially, trusting professional restoration is often a wise choice. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive in force to address many of the stages of recovery and repair expected for your property after a disaster.

The severity and spread of fire damage in Little Rock homes dictate what services your property needs. From debris removal and cleaning to more intricate recovery like air filtrations and water removal, every fire loss incident is unique. We can scope the work to get done before our technicians first arrive in force, helping us to come better prepared for what the house needs after the first notice of loss.

Debris Removal
Debris can remain a catalyst for harmful fire effects after a loss incident. We have professionals that can shovel out the rubbish and loose contents on the floors, as well as dry and wet vacuums to handle remnants of materials and partially combusted items throughout the home.

Water Removal
The extinguishment process can often leave a home contending with substantial water damage along with the remaining fire loss impacts. While this firefighting can protect your home from the total loss of a devastating structure fire, hosing you’re the rooms and contents of your house can also leave your property contending with saturation and moisture concerns. Our SERVPRO team works through the mitigation phase to deploy our efficient extraction tools to remove surface water quickly.

Content Management
Cleaning your house before the needed demolition and reconstruction processes occur is essential. However, when you cannot recover the contents of the property on-site, our professionals can move them to our nearby facility. We have immersion cleaning tanks for soot damage on hard surfaces as well as ozone chambers for the deodorization of many items simultaneously.

Fires might be devastating, but our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team can help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (501) 217-8723.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Cleanup and Restoration Services to Our Little Rock Neighbors

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

small plastic model house with a tree leaning against it signifying damage SERVPRO Proudly Cleans Up and Restores Damaged Homes in the Little Rock Area--Why Not Go with a Premier Company for Help?

Commitment to the Little Rock Community and Restoration Best Practices Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Success

Reliability and highly-qualified mitigation and remediation managers and technicians are some of the reasons why Little Rock residents and businesses rely on our experience and our trained and certified mitigation and remediation crews. Unlike itinerant contractors who travel from disaster to disaster without a local connection, our roots go deep in the community. We are here for you today and plan to be a resource for you and other residents and businesses far into the future.

Water Damage

Responding effectively and efficiently to water losses in Little Rock requires commitment. We pledge to provide our customers with state of the art equipment and the trained workforce to operate them skillfully. Our crews arrive at your location swiftly, not merely to deliver outstanding customer service but because the nature of water damage recovery demands it. Water damage cannot wait, why our local presence is vital. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Despite daily use by individuals and businesses for drinking, cooking, cleaning, cooling machinery, and much more, water damage in Little Rock is a significant problem. Water is corrosive, wearing down and deteriorating many kinds of building materials used in conventional construction when unconfined. Plumbing leaks, appliance breakage, spills, and flash flooding are just some of the crises to which we lend aid. Our vast experience in the mitigation and remediation industry is why SERVPRO crews are in demand.

We focus first on a thorough extraction of standing water. Our commercial-grade extractors and pumps make short work of even significant quantities of water. Our team categorizes the fluids removed by assessing for contaminants, always vigilant to protect our customers from the harm presented by pathogens, chemicals, and fungi. Flooding and sewer backups are treated with great care, the water contained and disposed of as hazardous waste per local regulations.

Once all the water exits, we use our knowledge of the science of drying to dry out spaces after water damage thoroughly. Proficiency in manipulating the balance among the following psychrometric conditions, shortened to “HAT,” is why SERVPRO can return your property to preloss condition:

?    H – Humidity
?    A – Airflow
?    T – Temperature

Fire Damage

Any disaster recovery job in Little Rock needs the professionals involved to follow safety protocols. Fire residues are incredibly toxic, containing carcinogens, tars, chemicals, and volatile gasses. Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians uses a range of strategies to keep themselves and your family safe during a fire loss project. In consultation with your insurance company and you, we determine whether a full move out to temporary lodgings is essential for the occupants of your dwelling.

If SERVPRO gets the go-ahead to contain the fire damage work area so you can continue to reside in the house during the job, we need to keep you and your loved ones safe. A containment area is designated, and we use heavy-duty plastic to define its perimeters. Air scrubbing equipment helps seal the edges with negative air pressure, venting the contaminated air through HEPA filters and out of the structure.

Our technicians construct a system with a series of enclosures so that we leave the soot and other residues inside after we exit the worksite through the cleanroom configuration. We wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for our own safety and to prevent any drift or tracking of hazardous fire residues into your clean living spaces. The SERVPRO team is highly-qualified to manage this complicated scenario. Allowing you to continue living at your home lessens the disruption and prevents escalation of out of pocket expenses for our customers at this stressful time.

Mold Remediation

Mold growth outbreaks are frustrating and can expose susceptible individuals in your Little Rock household to allergic reactions and irritation. Molds find organic surfaces upon which to grow, including many conventional construction materials. If left to multiply unchecked, colonies can weaken structures. Household mold strains need only water and oxygen to grow, meaning they can rapidly create huge colonies hidden from view in building cavities.

Frequently the first sign of mold damage in Little Rock is an unpleasant, musty smell. Because the fungi can be trapped between walls or above a ceiling identifying the source of the smell is daunting. Our years of experience in mold remediation helps us locate the mold growth, why SERVPRO is a great resource for residents fearing a microbial outbreak.

Although we can bring in mold testing experts, our crew leads and project managers are familiar with where to take a look for mold damage. Where our moisture detection devices or thermal imaging cameras spot higher than normal levels or temperature disparities are great places to investigate. Controlled demolition techniques are familiar to our crews, why SERVPRO can access the mold problems in a systematic and less disruptive way.

We follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when assessing, planning, and implementing mold remediation. Containment is vital, preventing moldy debris from drifting elsewhere to start the cycle again. Air scrubbers help exhaust contaminants to the outside and seal plastic barriers around the worksite. Scraping and brushing remove mold from solid surfaces, but porous materials also show good results when we add slightly abrasive techniques like soda blasting or dry ice pellet blasting, depending on the circumstances and environment. We offer controlled demolition of mold-contaminated building materials and contents that are non-salvageable.

Storm Damage

When your Little Rock home is in the path of severe storm activity, an almost endless array of harm can befall. Lightning strikes cause fires, while strong winds rip roofs off and send debris into the siding, creating holes for the elements to invade. Torrential rains or other forms of precipitation complicate the situation, flowing inside your house from top to bottom. Overwhelmed storm drains force sewage to back up, and flash flooding or saturated ground permit contaminated water inside crawl spaces, foundations, and basements.

Little Rock storm damage requires a full-service disaster response, why SERVPRO commits to our investment in well-trained technicians and state of the art mitigation and remediation equipment. We can call on other members of our nationwide network if our community needs us to scale up our response. You can rely on us to prioritize your needs at this difficult time.

Because we are competent and confident in our ability to respond to all disasters, we save you the need to line up different contractors for different projects. Everything from securing the scene to packing out contents to remediation for water, fire, mold, and more are covered. We are a local firm, with an unshakable commitment to this community, dedicated to returning your home to preloss condition after storm damage, "Like it never even happened."

Call on SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village for all your disaster mitigation and remediation needs. One call to (501) 217-8723 sets our highly-qualified team in motion, ready to manage your loss with professionalism and compassion.

Key Pieces of Little Rock Fire Damage Remediation 

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire damage after an electrical fire in home Regardless of what the cause of the fire was, team SERVPRO can help push your home towards remediation and restoration.

The Main Parts of Structure that Require Cleaning After Fire Damage Incidents in Little Rock

A fire incident, whether involving a stove flare-up in the kitchen or a damaged appliance in another section of the house, is likely to send plumes of smoke all over the house. The smoke leaves soot and other residues in all affected sections of the property, necessitating thorough cleaning. Some parts of the structure require such cleaning after fire damage including:

Cabinets

Lighting Fixtures

Insulation

Draperies and Fixtures

Windows and Glasses

One unique aspect of fire damage incidents in Little Rock is the patterns of smoke movement. While it is expected for the smoke to drift upwards, it also moves to the coldest parts of a structure through convectional currents. Concealed areas such as the interior of cabinets provide much cooler temperatures compared to the rest of the house, allowing accumulation of residues. Our SERVPRO technicians remove handles and knobs for better reach into crevices. We then use a dry cleaning sponge to wipe off residues in the interior, which is typically made of unfinished wood. If residues remain, we clean with denatured alcohol, which removes residues without setting them deeper into the pores of the wood.

When cleaning the ceiling, there is a need to look into the lighting fixtures, where soot collects and can cause corrosion. Our SERVPRO technicians take various precautions to avoid causing more damage. For example, we use electric circuit testers to confirm power is off, avoiding short-circuits, which can hurt people or damage the wires permanently. We also pretest cleaning solutions to ensure they do not damage the finish used around the fixtures. We then wipe off residues all around and behind the fixtures.

The residues deposited on insulation may not damage its insulating properties, but bad odor and other issues necessitate action. Cleaning insulation may be feasible but more expensive than the replacement. Replacing the top 3 to 4 inches of insulation solves the problem.

A thorough cleaning exercise helps restore your home after a fire loss. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 to help address all areas the incident affects, "Like it never even happened."

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Proaction is the First Step in Mitigating Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Hospital

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Outside of hospital Our Emergency Ready Profile Plan can help you plan for flood damage. Call us to prepare yours today!

Planning for Disasters that Threaten Your Little Rock Hospital 

Accidents are unexpected and can sometimes be catastrophic for residents of Little Rock, as you have seen coming into the emergency room of your hospital. Unlike the way that people cannot plan and avoid accidents entirely, there are steps that property management of the hospital can take to ensure that the right professionals respond to the facility in the event of a disaster. Natural disasters and events like water loss incidents and fires can quickly cripple your building without the right professionals involved. 

As a preferred vendor for many property management firms and insurance companies in the area, we know how to manage and restore flood damage in your Little Rock hospital. Preparing for these situations well in advance can shave even more valuable time off of the response and start of emergency services when our SERVPRO professionals first arrive. This preparation focuses on the development of an Emergency Ready Profile Plan (ERP) to share the appropriate response information with our technicians and select members of your team. 

This plan is an application kept in mobile devices of the designated responsible staff members that can delegate the chain of command and necessary approvals when disasters like flooding occur. Because water mitigation can have a disastrous effect on electronics and furniture throughout the lower levels of the facility, a faster notification to our SERVPRO response team can get vital mitigation tasks like content management happening as soon as we arrive.

Developing an ERP is helpful for multiple reasons beyond pre-selecting our competent restoration outfit for the recovery needs of the hospital. This application also dictates vital shutoffs for utility services and what individuals must get notified if our technicians are en route to the hospital. 

The development of this ERP is a vital, time-saving tool that can divulge valuable information when every minute counts. Our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village project management can work directly with your administrators to provide details to this emergency plan and get it active at no cost to you. When flooding damages affect your facility, you can reach our team at (501) 217-8723. 

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SERVPRO Professionals Give Tips on Little Rock Floodwater Odor Removal

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

woman holding nose because of foul odor Has flooding left foul odors in your home? SERVPRO to the rescue! We can eliminate that odor and leave your home smelling clean.

SERVPRO Can Remove Bad Odors After Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home Effectively

Floodwater can bring many pollutants such as sewage, dead animals, debris, vegetation, and filthy water into your home. These pollutants can leave an unbearable odor behind. The experts at SERVPRO can take all flood damage cleanup steps seriously to eliminate contaminants and bad odor.

After flood damage in your Little Rock residence, hiring professionals can ensure proper cleanup and odor removal. We have highly trained and experienced team who can clean up your home, dry it, and remove malodors. We have access to advanced equipment that helps us restore homes to their preloss state.

We can use water extraction equipment like electric submersible pumps to remove the standing water. Our crew can also clean and disinfect your home to eliminate the contaminants that cause foul odors in flooded properties. Drying the property is also vital to prevent mold growth. We have access to advanced air moving and dehumidifying equipment that can dry your home faster.

Odors can still linger in affected areas after the floodwater removal, cleaning, and drying process. Our professional restoration team has the expertise to choose the most suitable odor removal methods and equipment based on the situation at hand. Some factors we consider in choosing appropriate odor elimination methods include:

Water based cleaning potential

We check whether the affected surface can survive water-based cleaning. If it is possible to perform water-based cleaning safely, our technicians can add water-based deodorizers to cleaning solutions to control odors. Water-based deodorizes work at various pH extremes and temperatures to neutralize foul odors and replace them with a pleasant scent.

Presence of odors in enclosed areas and the air

If musty odors are present in confined spaces, removing them can be daunting. Our crew can use hydroxyl generators to neutralize the stubborn odors. If there are odors in the air, we can remove them using air scrubbers. These devices draw dirty air in a home through a series of HEPA filters that capture odors, gases, and particles and then exhaust clean air back into the environment.

Presence of biological odors

The unsavory smells of sewage residues or other biological odors create an invisible threat that can disrupt your life. Our SERVPRO can use professional products that can remove the contaminants, causing the odors. We may use sanitizers, sporicides, germicides, or fungicides to eliminate microbes.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village has industry certifications, experience, and training to perform thorough odor removal in flood-damaged homes. Contact us at (501) 217-8723 for swift and efficient disaster mitigation work.

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What Other Water Damage Restoration Companies in Little Rock Aren’t Telling You

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

discolored ceiling due to water damage Water can quickly damage and discolor your walls or ceiling. Contain SERVPRO right away to investigate and remediate the damage.

Saving Fabric Wall Coverings from Water Damage in Little Rock Homes

Numerous factors affect the outcome of water damage mitigation. The type of water loss, the length of exposure items have had, and the kinds of things that require cleaning and drying.

Accent walls where a single wall has a fabric covering may seem like a total loss when water damage happens in a Little Rock property. However, these types of interior design elements may very well have restoration potential if efforts begin fast enough. 

Careful Testing of Fabrics

SERVPRO technicians carefully test the fibers to answer the following questions and determine the best cleaning method: 

  • Is the fabric colorfast?
  • Is the fabric shrink-resistant?
  • Will the fabric spot?

Different Cleaning Methods for the Best Outcome

Water damaged fabrics respond to various cleaning agents in different ways. Some fabrics may only need spot cleaning, but the fiber material leaves water spots unless the entire surface is equally re-saturated. Sisal, jute and other natural fiber woven-wall coverings tend to turn brown and do not do well against extended exposure to water. 

The Backing Matters

If the accent wall is built over poly-fiber fill and then covered in fabric, it has the potential for full restoration through their proprietary cleaning and drying methods. In cases where the wall covering has a paper backing, those usually delaminate and loosen, which requires removal. 

Drying Techniques

If any residual moisture remains, foul odors quickly develop, and mold issues can develop. There are different drying methods, including the custom creation plastic tenting over the wall to force warm, drying air throughout, while dehumidification equipment removes the moisture. 

Deodorization After the Fact

No one wants the focal piece of their room decor to turn into a stinky mess. SERVPRO technicians repeatedly check the area to ensure moisture levels attain drying goals and, if needed, the application of odor control solutions to ensure the wall returns to its preloss condition, not only looking great but smelling fresh, too.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village (501) 217-8723 is ready to handle all types of water damage and make it, "Like it never even happened."

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We Follow The Proper Steps To Ensure Your Little Rock Home Is Restored Efficiently

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

a ceiling caving in after a storm hit Our storm damage specialists have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-storm condition

Safeguarding the Structure after Flood Damage Incidents in Little Rock

Many problems can crop up after a flooding incident in Little Rock. Any issue affecting the structure can have a long-term impact, so taking steps that protect the structure is as crucial as cleaning up the soiling and contamination left after the incident. When our SERVPRO team responds to your call, we take steps to address such issues.

A flood damage incident in Little Rock is likely to affect both contents and the structure in equal measure. An appropriate response plan, however, should distinguish between the contents and building to ensure the right outcome. The structure is anything permanently attached to the building, including the floors, ceiling, walls, and attached floor coverings. Protecting the structure starts with simple actions such as moving out contents from affected areas creating sufficient room to scope the level of water intrusion, and to perform other restoration processes.

Understanding how various materials react after exposure to flood damage incidents can help in the quest to protect the structure. Porous materials absorb water quickly and may lose structural integrity fast. Apart from absorbing water when submerged, other actions such as wicking can spread moisture from the original contact point to other parts of the material. Drywall and other gypsum-based wall materials fall under this category. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts a few inches above the waterline, halting further spreading of moisture through wicking. We remove the wet drywall along with other materials in the wall cavity, such as insulation.

Semi porous materials like hardwood may take long to absorb water. However, the absorbed moisture takes time to dissipate and can cause severe problems, including compromising the structural integrity of the entire building. For example, the moisture can cause structural supports such as frames to warp. They can also rot, which would diminish their load-bearing capabilities. Our SERVPRO technicians investigate moisture ingression without focusing on the condition at the surface of the material. We have penetrating moisture meters, among other detection equipment. We also use various procedures, including the use of heat and ventilation to remove excess moisture.

Thorough cleaning and other steps that restore the property to its preloss state take resources. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 to help perform the process in a way that guarantees structural safety.

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How Little Rock Residents are Mitigating Flood Damage

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

flooded home living room with furniture Flood waters can damage homes fast. Contact SERVPRO to arrive on the scene to handle the situation.

Why SERVPRO Offers Effective Restoration for Little Rock Homes With Flood Damage

Water supports life on earth, but at times it causes severe destruction to property. An example is when heavy rain caused the Arkansas River to swell several months ago, making it necessary for residents of the neighborhood close to the river to move to higher ground. Flash flooding is another concern in Little Rock. It results in a wall of water that carries mud, rocks, and other debris, sweeping everything in its path.

A levee break can also cause overland flooding that covers a wide area, affecting many homes. If your Little Rock home has flood damage, you need help from a flood restoration firm like SERVPRO to remove the standing water, dry, and disinfect the affected areas. When you enlist our services, you can expect:

Fast response and restoration

Saving time is vital when dealing with flood damage. Response and care should start within the first twenty-four hours to prevent further harm in your property. A quick response can help you save your belongings and home. Our team can use various types of extractors to remove water from your home, such as extraction units, submersible pumps, and deep extraction tools. Our team has certifications such as ASD, Applied Structural Drying Technician, which enables us to dry water-damaged structures and contents effectively.

Disinfection

Floodwater comprises bacteria and filth that can cause health issues to people and pets living in your home. It is necessary to disinfect your home to eliminate the contaminants. The presence of organic pollutants on surfaces limits the effectiveness of many disinfectants. Antimicrobial products disinfect a home better when they contact microorganisms on clean surfaces. Our team can clean the contaminated surfaces and then use antimicrobial products to eradicate microorganisms.

Assistance

After a flooding incident, it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed. Our team can help you explain the situation to your insurance firm. We can guide you through the process of filing a claim and provide the paperwork you need. This can take a considerable burden off your shoulders and allow for a more straightforward claim filing process. We can also advise you about the items you can keep and the ones you must discard.

Mold remediation

Mold development is one of the main issues associated with flooding. Mold can grow in walls, ceilings, and floor joints. It can cause health effects if not cleaned up properly. Our SERVPRO crew can remove mold from your home safely. We can physically remove the contaminated porous materials and dry the affected surfaces effectively.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village offers flood restoration services that can help you get back to your home quickly. Contact us any time at (501) 217-8723. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Little Rock After A Water Damage Disaster

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

High-velocity axial fans placed on the carpet of a building drying water damage The strategically placed high-velocity axial fans create a wind current that lifts the moisture from the surface of this commercial grade carpet.

Consider an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to Combat Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

You built your Little Rock business one system at a time, ensuring that you have redundancies to stand in for your day to day operations in case a problem occurs. Temporary agencies can help with workforce inconsistencies. Computer backup strategies save documents and records. Casting a wide net can bring in alternative suppliers and vendors if needed.

Property Damage Disasters

If external or internal forces bring water damage to your Little Rock business, a disaster preparedness plan is critical. We offer a comprehensive planning option for members of our commercial community who suffer from the effects of any disaster, certainly including a water loss. We want to glean as much as possible about your business and its operations so that when we arrive to help our crews can start making it “Like it never even happened” promptly and professionally.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP)

Reach out to us to schedule a walkthrough of your commercial building. One of our experienced project managers sketches out the layout of your space, noting the location of utility shutoffs and critical equipment. We look at all areas, including storage, retail floors, production spaces, offices, and more. Because of our familiarity with water damage mitigation and remediation, we look for vulnerabilities and strengths in terms of your business surviving a water loss with minimal disruption. Expect us to make practical suggestions for adaptations intended to protect inventory, equipment, and records. We might see water issues developing and guide you in obtaining repair and replacement services that avoid any disastrous consequences.

Your Turn -- Emergency Ready Profile

SERVPRO directs the use of our mobile app for business owners to add critical details and list priorities. You make it clear we are your disaster response choice. If applicable, you list vendors and contractors who designed and furnished your equipment and systems so we can collaborate with them as needed during mitigation and remediation. Disasters do not give much warning, so designate individuals who can act in your stead if you are unavailable during an emergency.

Planning gives our commercial customers great peace of mind. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 to start the ERP process now, so you are ready for disaster.

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Call Our Trained Professionals At The First Signs Of Flood Damage

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a wall of a home Our mold remediation specialists have the training and state-of-the-art equipment to handle any size mold damage.

Steps SERVPRO Takes to Limit Mold in Little Rock Homes with Flood Damage

Flood damage is always a severe situation in a property, even in small quantities of water, due to the probability of contamination. Even brief exposure has the potential to cause illness, and the longer it remains on-site, the more damage it does.

From the first moment of flood damage in a Little Rock home, the clock starts ticking for mold spore germination. Mold spores are always present inside, and outside homes, however, they post no real threat unless conditions are right for the setup and growth of colonies.

Why SERVPRO?

Technicians undergo extensive training in the restoration sciences to learn the best practices for every type of home disaster. They continue their education as advancements occur in technology and mitigation methods for the best outcome for each job.

Stopping Favorable Conditions for Mold

As part of their training to become certified, SERVPRO technicians learn the factors that favor mold growth and know flood loss situations are likely to result in mold. When ambient humidity levels are greater than 50%, and exposure to moisture encourages airborne spores to germinate. The colonies flourish on consumable items such as folders, papers, photos, wood building materials, and sheetrock is a particular favorite place to establish a home. The technicians extract floodwater and deploy air mover and dehumidifiers to quickly dry the area and render any existing colonies dry for careful removal.

Proactive Treatments

Flood damage has the potential to bring multiple organisms into a home. SERVPRO technicians treat surfaces affected by groundwater with the range of antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning solutions to leave surfaces sanitary. In cases where mold colony removal occurred, technicians treat the areas with a proprietary antimicrobial sealer to discourage any re-establishment of mold infestations before the completion of any needed repairs or reconstruction.

Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 at the first sign of flood damage. Their technicians are trained and certified in all aspects of water damage restoration to make the loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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Little Rock Residents Call On SERVPRO for Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration Services

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Cleanup Differs from Basic Housekeeping in Little Rock

Homeowners who try to shoulder the entire burden of cleanup after residential fires in Little Rock might not realize how different fire residues are from typical household soiling. Not only are they unaware of the characteristics of the surface-coating soot and airborne particulates and how to most efficiently clean them, but they also minimize the hazards of managing with the toxic and corrosive nature of the debris. Teaming with professional fire recovery experts offers a much higher chance of a successful outcome.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Is a Science
After Little Rock fire damage occurs, using the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices is crucial when responding. Our team of managers and crew members completes comprehensive IICRC training as Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) before assessing a fire loss scenario. We learn about the behavior of smoke, the range of soot consistencies matched with the proper products and techniques for removal, deodorization strategies that go beyond masking and cover-ups, and advanced air quality improvement innovations.

Specific Fire Damage Remediation Protocols Protect Your Investment
Inadequate cleanup after a fire creates the potential for long term and progressive deterioration of structures and persistent air quality issues. Professional assessment of all surfaces in your home, even many rooms and levels away from the fire site, determines the perimeter of the worksite. Failing to identify and clean residues cause discoloration of surfaces, tarnishing and etching of metals and glass, and eventual breakdown of building materials. SERVPRO assessment specialists determine a work plan implemented by our skilled technicians to remove or manage all fire residues, including the tiny particles that carry persistent odors.

Homeowners Can Be Part of the Team
Once SERVPRO experts codify a project agenda, many tasks can be completed by you to control costs or permit you to take responsibility for specific jobs. The key is following the lead of the project manager or crew chief. Property owners can take on steps like washing dishes, cleaning out pantry items exposed to heat, soot, and smoke, laundry and dry cleaning, and a host of other needed tasks as advised by our professionals and your insurance carrier.  

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village looks forward to working with you to return your fire damaged home to preloss condition. As the firefighters begin packing up, call us at (501) 217-8723 for a swift and comprehensive assessment and a practical recovery plan.

Why SERVPRO offers Immediate Fire Damage Cleanup in Affected Little Rock Homes

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Little Rock community, SERVPRO will be there in a flash for your fire damage.

A fire of any size can destroy your Little Rock home. Apart from the flames burning building materials and possessions, soot and smoke can also wreak havoc to your home and belongings. At SERVPRO, we understand that your sentimental keepsakes, treasured possessions, and expensive home are at stake. We can, therefore, do our best to reduce the expense of fire and soot damage to your property. 

Many homeowners do not realize that fire damage restoration involves a lot of work until they go through it. When your Little Rock residence has fire damage, you need to complete several tasks to restore it to its pre-damaged state. You need to know about the following factors when it comes to fire damage restoration. 

  • Timing is critical - When dealing with fire damage, acting fast is vital. If a fire burned a hole in your roof, rainwater could come in through the ceiling and ruin your property further. The water used to extinguish the fire can cause mold growth. That’s why we offer emergency services to prevent the destruction from getting worse. We can address holes in walls by boarding them up using plywood. We can also install roof tarps. 
  • Smoke is also a problem - Smoke can cause more damage than the flames because of its ability to reach a broader area.
  • Destruction is not always visible - Some damage like charing may be visible, but another type of damage like soot that adheres in the back of drywall may be invisible. 

During a fire, soot, fire and smoke particles adhere to and settle on surfaces. Restoration involves removing the soot residues. Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke behaves during a fire and therefore know where to find the most substantial deposits of smoke residues when inspecting a home for visible and hidden damage. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can clean up the soot and other residue using wet cleaning or dry cleaning procedures. We can clean and restore upholstery, carpets, rugs, cabinets, and furniture. Our team can also remove and dispose of unsalvageable items. 

Taking steps to restore your home quickly after a fire loss is vital. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for an immediate restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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SERVPRO Talks About Their Vast Array of Extraction Tools for Little Rock Water Loss Incidents

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged living room From flooding to a small water loss incident, SERVPRO has all tools needed to dry your home.

Extraction Tools for Early Water Loss in Little Rock 

When our team first arrives at any water loss incident, we must first assess the spread and impact of these conditions on the Little Rock residence. We have moisture and dampness detection devices that can help us to determine the status of wall cavities and other inaccessible areas of your home. In the early stages of water loss, even substantial risks like broken pipes can get resolved and cleaned up before they become devastating situations.

Our SERVPRO professionals have a deep inventory of recovery tools that can help with both extraction and drying of water damage in Little Rock homes. Depending on the situation, we do not need to use all of the resources at our disposal. This determination gets made by our project management and crew chief performing the initial thorough inspection of the property. In some situations, we can perform the full extraction that your house needs using only our portable sump pumps and light wands. 

Extraction is one of the most vital steps that our restoration technicians can take when we first arrive at your water damaged home. Our SERVPRO professionals have access to some of the most powerful tools and equipment in the industry. In some scenarios, electric submersible pumps can help to overcome the standing water present in a specific area of your house. The continual discharge of this device can quickly work through several inches of damage to ensure that drying efforts can begin shortly after. 

Light wands are another highly mobile option for addressing water loss effects under two inches in depth. These tools can perform powerful extraction in small areas, often collected by a wet-vac tank. The portability of these options makes them ideal for small spaces and confined areas of the property. 

Not all extraction tools are necessary for every water loss incident that our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team encounters. Knowing what your home needs is the job of our qualified assessment team. We can get to work quickly on making water losses “Like it never even happened” by calling (501) 217-8723.

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Little Rock Area Commercial Sites Can Benefit From SERVPRO Remediation Assistance

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Don't Flip Out Over Flood Damage

Flipping homes in Little Rock seems like a worthy endeavor.  It seems like most neighborhoods have at least a couple of homes under renovation intending to sell them at a significant profit.  If the media outlets are to be believed, it is a matter of having the right construction crew and realtor and you should be all set.  However, the elements may have another plan for your home flip. A surprise downpour may overwhelm the municipal sewage system and allow your investment to flood, leaving you vulnerable to flood damage as well as compromising your timeline.

When time is of the essence, SERVPRO is at your service to restore your Little Rock investment following flood damage.  Our team is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) precisely to tackle jobs like yours; all you need to do is call our 24/7 line as soon as possible.  Once we arrive at the job-site, we can assess your needs and develop an action plan while keeping in mind your construction needs and other contractors that need to enter the house. Our goal is to minimize the time and money lost due to this disaster.

As you face this emergency, others want to lend a helping hand.  Although your friends may have good intentions, they may not have the proper tools to help you restore the home as soon as possible.  Our SERVPRO crew comes equipped with industry-grade tools including pumps, drying mats, dehumidifiers, air circulators and a myriad of options to extract the water before it has a chance to saturate any structural elements of the home.  We also have the technical acumen to determine the best cleaning supply for each of the surfaces needing to be restored. For example, a wood floor may not receive the same treatment as the carpets in the basement, and our team can spot these differences and act accordingly.

Do not let a water disaster derail your house flip project.  Reach out to SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village and allow us to be your partners in your real estate adventure.  Call us at (501) 217-8723 and make this event a thing of the past.

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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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Your Key To Success in Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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To Avoid Potential Hazards After A Fire In Your Little Rock Home, Call Our Experts For Assistance!

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

You can reach our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village fire restoration specialists 24 hours a day by calling (501) 217-8723.

Structural Concerns Following A Fire In Your Little Rock Home

After any disaster that can affect your Little Rock home, you want to quickly assess the structural integrity of the property to deduce which areas require demolition and reconstruction. Often this is a step that homeowners cannot do on their own, as they lack the expertise to identify even moderate damages and can allow potentially hazardous elements to remain installed after disasters like fires.

One of the problematic aspects of recovery after fire damage affects your Little Rock property is deciding to leave it to the hands of professionals. Even with our reputable SERVPRO team, homeowners still want to have a hands-on approach to bringing their property to its original conditions quickly. Truthfully, there are many risks and hazards present in a home whenever combustion occurs. Smoke and soot particulates can be hazardous to breathe, but also chemical reactions and gases could also prove detrimental to unprotected individuals.

Structural assessment is one of the first aspects of our mitigation and restoration approaches. With aspects like fire debris removal, our team on site must know what materials and areas of your home require demolition and tear out to allow reconstruction efforts to follow to be more efficient. Likewise, we can assess which areas only require cleaning and deodorization but do not require removal to restore entirely.

Our SERVPRO team has personal protective equipment designed to protect us from the often harmful particulates and matter in the environment following a newly extinguished fire. We can run equipment like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to help improve indoor air quality through processes like tear out and clean up. The on-board HEPA filter can trap dust, debris, soot, smoke particles, and even contaminated particulates to make the air safer to breathe.

Many potential hazards ensure that inspection and debris removal processes should get performed by trained professionals like ours. You can reach our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village fire restoration specialists 24 hours a day by calling (501) 217-8723.

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Let Our Technicians Investigate Your Little Rock Business After A Flood

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

We have the right equipment to handle drying out your business after a flood. Contact us right away we are available 24/7.

Why You Need an Integrated Service to Help with Commercial Flood Damage in Little Rock

If your commercial establishment in Little Rock floods, you face many hurdles before restoring the structure to preloss state. First, you have to clean up the filth dragged in by the floodwaters, before drying the place. You might also need to tear down parts of the structure because the materials are contaminated or because they absorb too much water and lose structural integrity. Flooding might also leave bad smells which you have to eliminate to avoid inconveniences to you and your customers. Hiring a restorer that can handle all the tasks saves you from frustrations.

The high volumes of water left in a property complicate restoration of commercial flood damage in Little Rock. With such standing water in the house, it is not possible to carry out other steps including cleaning up wastes. Quick removal of such water is therefore essential to the restoration process. Having a wide range of extraction equipment helps our SERVPRO team achieve the intended goal. We can use truck-mounted extractors which have up to 200-inch vacuum-lift capacity and submersible pumps if the water rises over two inches. Faster extraction creates an opportunity for other restoration steps to start early.

The contamination in floodwaters is severe, so it is advisable to avoid wading in unprotected. When such water soaks into different materials in the premises, cleaning and using disinfectants might not eliminate all the contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians assess the level of exposure to your premises. We remove any porous materials like cabinets, carpets and particleboard partitions adversely affected by floodwater. Removing such materials also creates better access for further cleaning. Our technicians then handle replacement and refinishing once the cleanup phase is over.

Presence of bad odor is a common outcome of flood damage. Each case is different depending on the specifics of the incident. Biohazards like sewage or dead animals can lead to smells if not removed properly. Moisture remnants not dried appropriately can also cause issues especially if mold develops. Our SERVPRO technicians carry out a thorough investigation to ensure we fix the source before choosing a deodorization method. If odor remains after removing the source, we apply agents to sanitize, neutralize or pair with odor particles eliminating the smells.

There is an advantage of working with an integrated restorer if your business premises floods. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 to help restore your premises. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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This Could Happen to You ... Mold Damage Identification Errors in Little Rock to Avoid

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Leave the job of determining the mold type in your home to professionals. Contact SERVPRO if you suspect there is mold in your home.

Identifying Mold in Your Little Rock Residence

Widespread water damages and flooding in your Little Rock home can be challenging to overcome without professional intervention with advanced tools and techniques. While many homeowners strive to save money after disasters have affected their properties, it is not always the wisest choice. If left inadequately dried, water damage can develop into mold growth which can spread quickly between organic materials and contents of your home to present a substantial risk to the structure and those living in it.

Mold damage in Little Rock is not always the easiest to identify in your home, as much as many homeowners might assume. While there are ways of determining whether your home has gotten affected by this damaging organism, the most effective approach is to entrust the inspection and assessment to trained professionals like our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians. Our team has the expertise and equipment to identify the full scope of potential damage and work immediately to begin corrective actions if mold gets discovered.

To identify mold growth in your home without the qualified inspection available through our SERVPRO response team, it begins with assessing moist and damp areas of the property. If you find a location that you are constantly working to keep dry, chances are, this is also a good place to begin your hunt for potential mold growth. Mold spores require damp environments to seat and thrive into colonies, so begin looking for signs of growth in these areas.

Spotting is one of the indicators of a colony beginning to form on materials. This symptom is identifiable most easily on surfaces and materials like drywall. You are looking for irregular splotches of colors which could include green, black, blue and even orange. Additionally, mold colonies give off a musty odor. Encountering this scent can indicate that a colony is nearby, even if you have not seen it yet.

Whenever you find mold growth in your home or suspect that colonies might exist, give our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village remediation specialists a call. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (501) 217-8723.

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Rely On Our Certified Professionals To Restore Your Little Rock Home

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwaters in this home required a demolition and our team was there to produce a full restoration.

Why SERVPRO Should be Chosen for Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

Floods in Little Rock can be scary. Your safe and dry home is suddenly under much water, and you may not even know what to do next. There are fortunately several things you can do ahead of time to help protect your home, family, and property from the destructive floods. 

Flooding and flood damage in your Little Rock home needs professional attention, no matter how severe it was. SERVPRO staff are thoroughly trained and experienced to help you out in a situation like this, as quickly as possible to avoid further flood damage and the growth of mold. Because we understand the direness of the situation for your structure, your possessions, and how much your life has been turned upside down, it is not difficult to understand why SERVPRO are the ones to contact after floodwaters have invaded your home.

Getting a battery-operated radio is one of the first things you should do so that you can hear broadcasts and updates about the weather. A weather radio can broadcast bulletins from the NOAA, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is a network of radio stations that broadcast continuous weather information across the country. They put out a variety of emergency notifications which include flood warnings and watches, flash flood warnings and watches, and notices to evacuate.

Be prepared to contact our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as the storms subside so we can help you right away. You do not want to give the water any extra time to sit in your home, as more damage can occur. Our industrial strength pumps, fans, and dehumidifiers can get the water out of your home and dry it quickly.

Establish an evacuation route ahead of time as well. If you know your way around your immediate geographic vicinity, and how to get through your community while its flooded can save your life. You must keep on higher ground if you do evacuate, and all family members should know where to meet up if you get separated. Go over these plans once you write them down to ensure that all family members understand what to do in an emergency.

You should also save copies of any important documents and raise appliances off the ground. Raising electrical outlets and major appliances can prevent them from being flooded. Have an emergency supply kit made up and readily accessible that you can take with you if you need to evacuate.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village acts quickly to come to your assistance when your home in Cammack Village, Little Rock, or the surround areas floods. Reach out to us as soon as possible by dialing (501) 404-4225 so we can begin work on drying your home out and getting life as you and your family know it back to normal.

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SERVPRO Won't Wash Your Dishes in Your Little Rock Home, But We Can Remove Water After a Mishap

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Little Rock Bad Dishwasher? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying

Eliminating Dishwasher Leaks Prevents Water Damage to Homes in Little Rock

Many homes and apartments in Little Rock have not only the mandatory stove and refrigerator in the kitchen but also a dishwasher. Using one requires special detergents, knowledge of how to correctly load the racks and caddy, and removing the food from dishes and plates before loading them.
 
If your kitchen in your Little Rock residence has a dishwasher, misuse can lead to leaks which rapidly create water damage. The manual that explains proper use might seem overly detailed but not following the instructions can damage your machine, and your home, too.
 
The reason why dishwashers should never have regular dishwashing liquid used in them is that the suds can increase the pressure enough to break the door's seal. Once broken, water can easily pour out. Hot soapy water quickly drenches the floor and finds its way deep into openings in your flooring. Small spills on a tile floor when quickly mopped up cause not significant water damage.
 
Incorrectly loading the dishes into racks and the flatware caddy can let things dislodge and cause problems. Items too small to safely go into the dishwasher can end up forced into the drain lines and clog them. Knives can break the interior shell of older models and cause leaks that way. These leaks might happen during or after the cycle completes and become a source of water damage. Always inspect your water supply line, drainage hose for cracks and connection to the plumbing to prevent pressurized, high volumes of water from soaking the kitchen base cabinets and more.
 
Using a dishwasher means rinsing plates adequately after scraping any food left on them. Two problems happen that you can easily prevent. One is using dish soap when rinsing. This is entirely unnecessary and also a waste of resources. Not rinsing off all of the soap can lead to the overproduction of suds already mentioned above. The other problem is not rinsing enough or at all. Removing liquid or semi-liquid food like salsa or mashed potatoes is not as important as eliminating peas or bits of meat. A drain line that becomes clogged with food can send water all over your floor only a few minutes after you start the next cycle.
 
As always, a bit of prevention that might seem inconsequential or even a bother can help protect your home from water damage. When damage already exists, SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is ready to take your call at (501) 217-8723 and answer your questions. We can help get things cleared up and dry again, "Like it never even happened," protecting your home from increased damage and secondary water damage like microbial infestations.

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Little Rock Properties Suffer Minimal Flood Damage When SERVPRO Is Called to Help

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Manages Flood Damage in Little Rock with Ease

Floods can happen at any time causing various types of damages to affected property. Flooding can occur as a result of rising water or driving rain that forces water through an improperly sealed window or door opening. Strong winds also lead to flooding if they blow up parts of the roofing or drive heavy debris such as tree branches to puncture holes in the roof or other parts of the structure. Whatever cause leads to the flooding in your Little Rock property, it is essential to manage the situation to limit or reverse the damages done. Our IICRC certified technicians apply their extensive training in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying to manage the situation.
 
After the initial round of flood damage in Little Rock, further losses can occur if nothing is done to secure the structure. For example, even a slight drizzle can filter into a structure through a punctured roof ruining contents within the structure. That is why our SERVPRO technicians take measures such as installing roof tarps and boarding up immediately to secure the property from continuing damages.
 
Standing water left too long within the structure causes additional damages. Common issues include rusting in metal, rotting and warping in wood, and mold in many organic materials including fabrics. The water can also delaminate carpets and weaken joints in wooden furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians use various advanced equipment including truck-mounted water extractors and pumps to remove standing water from the property fast. We also have portable water extraction wands to reach areas with limited space.
 
Contamination is common during flooding incidents especially when caused by rising water. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants before starting the cleanup process. Our SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as pressure washers and shovels to remove different kinds of soiling including silt, sewage, or other wastes introduced by floodwaters. We also dry all excess moisture from the structure to prevent mold and bad odors from developing.
 
Floods ruin contents and parts of the structure within a short while. You can prevent secondary damages if you take steps to manage the situation. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When A Severe Storm Causes Flood Damage To Your Home In Little Rock, You Need Our Professionals To Help!

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Many Little Rock homeowners have become all too familiar with the devastating storms that can affect the area.

Severe Weather That Causes Flooding In Little Rock Homes

Many Little Rock homeowners have become all too familiar with the devastating storms that can affect the area. With high winds, hail, torrential rainfall, and other potential threats, the path that the storm takes could have a direct and catastrophic impact on your home. Part of the reason why our professionals are available 24/7 is to offer fast service in the face of emergencies that often coincide with storm damages like flooding in your house.

While you might find yourself ill-prepared for flood damages in your Little Rock home, our professionals have extensive training in disaster response to provide much-needed mitigation in this emergency. Through both our extensive education to obtain our IICRC certifications in water damage restoration and property mitigation and our continued training through in-house and online coursework, we seek to offer our customers technicians equipped to handle any facet of flood recovery.

With severe weather, flying debris and fallen trees can be significant threats to your property. With the right circumstances, your roof or siding can become damaged and allow runoff and rainfall to enter directly into your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can provide emergency board up and tarping services to our customers to prevent further penetration for smaller-scale breaches, but entire restoration gets left to reputable residential contractors in the area.

Damage to your property and the subsequent flooding that could occur can happen quickly, so you need a team that can respond just as fast in the face of this emergency. Our SERVPRO professionals have the tools and expertise to quickly extract excess water from the affected areas of your home and set out to efficiently dry the area as well to prevent further degradation of structural elements.

While you might find that there are options regarding the professional restoration service that you can choose when severe weather allows flooding in your home, a wise choice is SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village. Our team of highly-trained technicians offers effective and efficient service amid a crisis that can preserve more of your property and save you money. Give us a call at (501) 217-8723.

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Avoid Any Remaining Smell in Little Rock After a Fire With SERVPRO

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

If your tea shop or other type of shop suffers from fire damage, the last things you want are lingering odors. Call SERVPRO right away.

Commercial Fire Damage Services in Little Rock Include Odor Removal 

If you call us, we can work fast to get your herbal tea store back in full operation after the small fire in the storage room last evening. You can trust our certified and highly trained professionals to work quickly. Doing so can help save money on your insurance claims. We are well equipped to handle the bulk of the restoration procedures such as cleaning soot from surfaces and odor removal. Our crews can also handle small repairs. If you need significant reconstruction, we can help you find a subcontractor to complete the work.
 
SERVPRO commercial fire damage techs in Little Rock may need to pack-out items from the storage area such as various teas, teapots, and gift sets. Since the fire did not reach the central region of the shop, we probably will not need to pack-out your display cases or shelving. The pack-out stage helps prevent loss of merchandise and can help reduce further damages. Our techs photograph, wrap, label, categorize and itemize all contents before they take them from your shop. Plus, we use bar-coding and tagging to make sure there is an accurate account of every item we remove, which can help with insurance claims. If any of the contents in the storage room or inside any other areas of the store are burned or charred by fire, our team can discard those contents with your permission.
 
Our technicians can clean dirt, soot and fire residues from surfaces such as the walls, floor, and ceiling. They may also employ deodorizers to remove smoke odors from soft materials inside the structure such as upholstery, carpeting or drapes. The crew may also utilize air movers and air scrubbers to push out smoke odors and to improve the indoor air inside the building. Fogging equipment may also be put to use to deodorize the air and eliminate strong smoke odors.
 
SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village commercial fire damage restoration can help restore your business to its pre-fire condition. If you experience a fire in your building, call us right away at (501) 764-4939. We are close by and are here to help.
 
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Is Water Ruining the Grout in Your Little Rock Home?

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

A little leak, over time, can cause a lot of damage. This owner went on vacation and came back to a broken pipe.

Little Rock's Water Damage Technicians Discuss Methods Used During Restoration

Anytime water finds its way into your Little Rock residence many of your building materials and structural components can get ruined. Once a pipe breaks or appliances malfunction inside your home water damage can occur that you may not notice right away. Moisture follows gravity and usually heads down, but it can soak into materials and seep into cracks and cause problems you may not be able to see. For example, sometimes moisture can seep into the grout in between tiles or get behind them and cause the wood that the tiles are attached to get wet. Anytime organic materials inside a building suffer from water damage, the environment lends itself to the possibility of mold if the substances stay wet for too long.   

Mold only needs moisture, an organic food source, the right temperature and enough time to form and cause more problems to your building materials, which is why during any water damage scenario in Little Rock our SERVPRO technicians provide fast 24/7 service. We know that the faster we can remove the moisture from your home, the less likely secondary problems such as mold can occur. We are available any time of the day, and conveniently located so that we can respond and begin mitigating your problems right away.  

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO knows where to look to find the water leaks that are not readily noticeable. We can use our advanced technology including specialized moisture sensors to figure out all of the places moisture has gone. Once we determine which building materials and contents inside your home got affected, we can then devise a plan to remove moisture from your structure quickly.  

Depending on which things got wet, we use a variety of industrially advanced equipment. During most scenarios, we use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out structural components rapidly. In cases where materials like hardwood floors or drywall get wet, we can use things like drying mats and injectidry systems to remove moisture from the materials. If you ever have a water leak occur at your residence, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 24/7.

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Several Matters to Consider When Finding a Water Damage Restoration Company in Little Rock

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

A leaking roof quickly becomes a wet ceiling or a dripping wall. Don't ignore water damage! Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Mitigation is a Wise Choice for Your Little Rock Home

Whether you are contending with a leaking roof or a faulty appliance, many situations can threaten your Little Rock residence. One of the challenging aspects of water damage within your home is the knowledge of how widespread the situation is and knowing whether you have successfully dried the damaged areas enough to prevent further degradation. Our professional mitigation and restoration services can help you.


Many homeowners might not think of professional restoration and cleanup services are necessary following water damage in their Little Rock house, but there are several ways that choosing SERVPRO can save your time and money. These savings begin with our prompt arrival in response to your emergency. With our team available 24 hours a day with the full measure of our resources and advanced equipment, we can dramatically improve the circumstances in your home in a short period.

We can accurately determine the full scope of the damages that your home has sustained from the water loss incident, offering you a fast response in areas that require immediate attention. These same tools, such as our thermal imagery cameras, can maintain our progress and effectiveness through extraction and drying efforts, identifying areas that require focused efforts to eliminate lingering moisture.

We have advanced products stocked on our emergency response Green Fleet vehicles specially formulated for SERVPRO to prevent the production of mold on at-risk organic materials throughout your home in the vicinity of the water damages. This antimicrobial solution can help prevent the growth of mold and fungus, which can begin in as little 2-3 days in a persistently damp environment. We also have a crew dedicated to mold remediation should this problem already exist.

Our franchise works to offer each customer that we serve restoration and mitigation services that exceed their expectations. With our extensive training and industry-leading equipment, our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village rapid response team can offer cost-effective and time-saving solutions for your water-damaged property. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (501) 764-4939.

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Some Tips to Help You Recover From Fire Damage in Your Little Rock Home

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

When fire damage affects your home, contact the team at SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restore your home.

Little Rock's Fire Damage Technicians Talk About Coordinating Production

Whenever a fire takes place on your Little Rock property, there could be several work processes needed to restore your home. Even the smallest burns can cause fire damage to negatively affect your house. More severe fires can involve several steps to mitigate and reconstruct. If the blaze burns a good portion of your home, structural reconstruction could have to be completed along with the typical restoration procedures. Part of our SERVPRO team's responsibilities as your fire damage restoration contractor is to coordinate all of the work activities efficiently.
 
We know that time is money and our SERVPRO technicians have set procedures we follow to stay organized. During any fire damage project in Little Rock, we make efforts to complete the job as quickly as possible so that we save you and your insurance company money. In some cases, we can handle all mitigation procedures ourselves, and we can easily coordinate all of the procedures promptly. In other situations, we utilize the help of subcontractors to complete certain parts of the restoration or reconstruction work.
 
We keep a record of all of the work completed by any subcontractor and make sure we use the ones that are the most reliable. We coordinate all work completed by other companies so that their work does not conflict with any other process. After each job gets completed, we inspect the subcontractor's work and record details of the finished job.
 
We keep a file on each project that includes inspections throughout the process. We then compile a final estimate based on all of the work that was completed by our technicians and any subcontractors. The estimate includes details of all of the work completed as well as photo documentation. We then forward the estimate over to your insurance adjuster and let them go through it. Before we complete the job, we do a final walk-through with you and make sure that there is no more work needed.
 
If you ever suffer even minor issues after a fire burns on your property, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 391-1887 24 hours a day.

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Our Complete Cleanup Guide To Restoring Your Water Damaged Little Rock Home

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Following the correct procedures during cleanup is essential.

What To Expect In Water Damage Cleanup In Little Rock

Water intrusion especially from leaking plumbing systems requires immediate attention. Fast extraction of water from the property fast, helps prevent other major problems developing. The longer it takes to start cleanup, the higher the likelihood of such problems developing. For instance, within 24 to 48 hours, mold can start growing. Other issues like staining of carpets or upholstery are also likely to develop. Despite the need for speed, the people cleaning your Little Rock property should follow the right procedures.

A thorough inspection is critical before starting water damage cleanup in Little Rock. While it is obvious, there is water that needs removal, the areas or contents affected by such intrusion might not be evident from casual observation. Our SERVPRO crew uses various devices to track moisture. Using moisture sensors, we can probe soft materials to determine how far the water has migrated. Other devices like thermal hygrometers and moisture meters are also helpful.

Prevention of secondary damage right from the start is also vital. Secondary damage can happen when dyes from non-colorfast fabrics run and stain carpets, upholstery or any near fabrics. Our SERVPRO team helps prevent these issues by removing items that might cause stains from the affected areas. Such items might include area rugs, furniture items, and even books.

Following the correct procedures during cleanup is also essential. Fortunately, if the incident involves clean water, there is no debris or other wastes. However, stains can be a headache. If our SERVPRO team encounters stains on carpets, we clean them while they are still wet because it's easier to get rid of all the traces that way.

Cleanup also involves deodorization because water intrusion tends to lead to foul odors. The most frequent cause of such odor is mold, so drying the property to preloss levels is essential. We have the necessary equipment including air movers and different types of dehumidifiers to dry all excess moisture.

Cleaning up your home after water damage should not be too difficult. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village to help. You can reach us at (501) 299-2138 any time.

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Our Commercial Flood Damage Plan That Will Restore Your Little Rock Businesses

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

For a small business in Little Rock, closing doors for even a day due to a flood issue can cause a cascade of problems.

Remediating Commercial Flood Damage In Little Rock Businesses

For a small business in Little Rock, closing doors for even a day due to a flood issue can cause a cascade of problems. Since many of them operate on small margins, losing a day can mean paying weekly or monthly bills late. That means additional fees, which makes the situation worse with every day an owner cannot serve customers.

Little Rock commercial flood damage in a business like a dry cleaner can be cleaned up fairly quickly by a professional restoration company. SERVPRO restoration specialists can quickly disinfect the facility, remove standing water, and then either dry or replace equipment and building material.

The most commercial flooding comes from treated, clean water out of a broken pipe, or a faulty sprinkler system. If the flooding comes from outside the business, then our specialists treat it as contaminated water. Since this water can contain soil, animal droppings or urine, and other toxins or diseases, they begin the restoration process by spraying the water surface and nearby property and building material with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the health threat.

Next, they remove the standing water. For levels more than ankle-high, specialists use a commercial grade pump to draw out the vast majority of the flood water. For lower levels, they use extraction wands which serve the same purpose, but these smaller devices allow us to get under equipment. When the water is barely covering the concrete or linoleum covered floor, SERVPRO team members use long-handled squeegees to direct it off the floor and out the nearest exit.

Now, our teams take steps to lower the humidity and dry the interior. First, they set-up one or more dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air. Each device can remove up to 25 gallons each day, depending on the humidity level and size of the dry cleaner facility.

To speed up the drying process, specialists also set up fans to increase air circulation and direct the damp air outside. For drywall and sheetrock, they also use air movers to direct warm, dry air across the surfaces to force out moisture into the air where is captured by the dehumidifiers.

At SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village, our goal is to help you reopen your doors as quickly as possible. If you need us, call our office today at (501) 217-8723 to set up an appointment and get started.

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

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage To Little Rock Businesses

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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Cleaning The Various Components Is Crucial During Fire Damage Restoration In Little Rock

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Different fire damage incidents cause varying degrees of destruction, and our experts will determine what to repair and replace.

Cleaning The Various Components Is Crucial During Fire Damage Restoration

Different fire damage incidents cause varying degrees of destruction, and it is the work of restoration professionals to determine what to repair and what to replace. Unique skills are needed to deal with water damage, remove smoke residues, and repair your items and the structure. We know the importance of starting the restoration work as soon as possible and make sure your Little Rock home or business premise returns to its earlier state.

Apart from cleaning the smoke particles from the structure after a fire damage incident in Little Rock, our SERVPRO technicians also clean the various items in the structure - such as attics, lighting fixtures, windows, insulation, drapery rods, and fixtures. When we are cleaning the drapery rods and fixtures, we start by inspecting the drapery rod and the kind of material in the drapery - the material can either be wooden, plastic, or metal. We ascertain that it is not loose so that it does not fall off when we are cleaning. We usually prefer dry cleaning and select a cleaning agent which efficiently cleans the material. When necessary, we use silicone spray to lubricate its moving components.

When our SERVPRO team is cleaning windows and glass, we are careful not to streak the glass. To achieve that, we put a low-alkaline glass cleaner in a spray bottle and apply on the smoke residues. By using a squeegee, we can remove the particles. Usually, the appearance of the insulation changes when it comes into contact with smoke residues. That does not compromise its insulation properties. We usually take off and replace the upper 3-4 inches of the insulation and cover it with a new layer.

If there is unfinished wood in the interior of the cabinet, our SERVPRO team can use a dry cleaning sponge to remove the particles. In some instance, we may decide to use denatured alcohol if there is a possibility of setting the particles into the wood pores. Sanding may be the last resort if some residues are still in position.

At SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village, we have the right equipment, expertise and training to deal with Any Size Disaster. Call us at (501) 217-8723 when you face any fire, mold, storm, and water damage.

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Depend On Our Professional Help When Water Damages Your Business In Little Rock

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss in Little Rock and the SERVPRO Solution

Commercial Properties Recovery Quicker from Damaging Water Intrusions When SERVPRO Is Contracted

If you run a major business in Little Rock, you may be used to resolving many emergencies and problems on your own, possessing the staff and often access to the equipment to respond to a wide range of emergencies. Even the biggest companies are ill-equipped to manage complex water damage scenarios. We count water damage restoration as one of our core services.
 
Water damage to a commercial property in Little Rock is going to need fast action and the employment of water remediation industry best practices. When water saturates your property’s structure and threatens the operation of expensive equipment, you do not have the time to research the steps needed to recover. Not only is water destructive in the short term, but it also has continuously damaging effects if incompletely mitigated. Lingering moisture can lead to severe microbial outbreaks, adding to the cost of and time necessary to complete final damage resolution if mold remediation becomes necessary.
 
SERVPRO is a water damage specialist. We train our staff to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) standards, and require regular recertification and encourage mastery of advanced classes to hone our crew members’ skills. When we arrive at a substantial commercial water loss we have studied the possibilities in theory and on the job many times. Our crew chiefs are familiar with the challenges of water damage on a significant scale and forge ahead with confidence.
 
After assessment at your site, we develop a plan to remove standing water, measure and monitor moisture levels, and carry out applied drying techniques to meet drying goals determined by IICRC guidelines. Our services vehicles arrive stocked with equipment matched to these tasks. Powerful submersible pumps and high-efficiency extractors remove the majority of the water, aided by scanning devices that find hidden caches of moisture. We employ appropriate techniques to release trapped water by drilling, making “flood cuts,” using wand extensions, and removing drywall, among other options.
 
We are ready to contain and dispose of any contaminated water. SERVPRO is up to date on local, state, and federal codes regarding any special treatment of your water damage circumstances. You can rely on our experience, education, and work ethic to be sure water damage to your business is handled professionally.
 
SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is one of six franchises owned and operated by a top-notch team of disaster recovery specialists. We leverage all our resources to respond to a large water loss damaging your business. Call (501) 217-8723 for a fast and efficient response.

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Seasonal Storms Can Cause Flood Damage to Riverside Homes in Little Rock

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

This apartment complex sustained water damage when a storm passed through the area while contractors were repairing the roof.

Call SERVPRO to extract flood damage from anywhere in your home

Flood damage occurring during a seasonal storm is a reality for homes situated on the side of the Arkansas River. Too much rain can cause the riverbed to overflow. In as little as a few hours, your basement can become flooded with ankle-deep water, endangering the structure of your house and the belongings you keep inside of it. Fortunately, qualified help is ready to come to your home as quickly as possible to drain the water from your basement.

A severe storm can blow open a window and allow water to invade the basement of your Little Rock home, causing flood damage at an alarming pace. Any furniture, as well as other items you decide to store inside of your basement, can become waterlogged quickly. Additionally, it can take less than seventy-two hours for microbial growth to begin occurring due to the excessive moisture. Leaving the water damage to its own devices inside of your home for an extended period is never a good approach, as it can cause additional damage over time.

SERVPRO understands how essential it is to deal with the flooded water inside of your home as swiftly as possible. When you call us, we strive to send out a team as quickly as possible. It is our goal to get a team of our IICRC-certified technicians inside of your home within hours.

Here at SERVPRO, we focus on removing the excess water from your property first. We use advanced tools such as extractors, wet/dry vacuums, and portable submersible pumps to remove the water. If you have a large volume of water, we can even use truck-mounted tools to increase the amount of liquid we can remove at once. After we get rid of the water on your property, SERVPRO can focus on drying out the area and reducing the chances of any further water or mold damage.

Do not hesitate when a severe storm floods your riverside home. Phone SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village by dialing (501) 217-8723. We make it our priority to get to your home as quickly as possible.

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Why You Need to Call For Professional Help as Soon as You Detect Mold in Your Little Rock Home

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Little Rock Mold Remediation--Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Offers Tips and Methods for Mold Prevention and Remediation

Mold damage is a tricky problem for most homeowners to tackle as if can often be misunderstood and overwhelming. The truth is that many people do not understand that mold spores are omnipresent and, when they land on surfaces inside of your home, they can go dormant until the right conditions for growth are met. Mold typically needs moisture to expand and knowing this can help you protect your home. Living in such a hot state, such as Arkansas, is bound to create humidity at times. It is vital to keep your home air-conditioned, as keeping it as a lower temperature reduces the risk of humidity feeding mold and helping it grow.

It is true that knowing preventative measures to keep mold damage out of your Little Rock home is smart. However, you cannot predict the future and, when mold damage does occur, it usually happens in a way that you never expected. In these situations, it is an encouraging thought to know professional help is close at hand.
 
SERVPRO understands how mold can endanger the longevity of your home and the residents inside. Another reason to rid your home of mold as soon as you begin to detect it is that it can cause health effects. Mold can also damage your home when left for long periods of time, as it decays organic material that was used to build your home.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we can send our IICRC-certified techs to your home as soon as we can to begin the remediation process. Our team starts by sectioning off the infested area with plastic sheeting, so the spores cannot move to other parts of your home while we work. We can use air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters to remove adrift mold spores from the air, as well as the malodorous scent from the area.
 
While the scrubbers work, we can clean and disinfect the spots where mold colonies have grown. Finally, SERVPRO can use antifungal agents to help prevent mold growth in the future.
 
If you detect mold in your home, do not dawdle. Phone SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village by calling (501) 217-8723. The sooner you take action against the mold damage in your home, the higher the chances of successful remediation.

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Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today!

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Central Little Rock/Cammack Village commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village 

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today 

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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 provide immediate service day or night!

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Highly-Qualified Fire Damage Technicians Make A Difference In Little Rock

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup in Little Rock Is a SERVPRO Cornerstone of Services

Cleanup and Restoration Is Assured with the Skilled Personnel of SERVPRO 

Cleanup after a fire in Little Rock may seem straightforward, but our restoration experts know that the process has a researched and proven set of protocols to be most successful. The cause of the fire, the materials burned, and the methods used to knock down the flames are all part of the puzzle we solve as our team brings your home back from devastated to “Like it never even happened.”

Kitchen fire damage in Little Rock often results from cooking accidents or appliance malfunctions. The strategies used by our restoration crews vary depending on the sparking source, any accelerants, and the firefighting efforts. Which structural components and household contents combusted and suffered the brunt of the blaze weigh into our assessment of the scene. We also consider whether the home’s HVAC system was operating and if vents were open to the smoke and soot created.
 
SERVPRO fire damage crews train extensively concerning how these variables modify the restoration plans for your damaged home. During initial IICRC training, our technicians master the basic concepts of fire restoration. Throughout the ensuing years with our company, employees review, continue and expand upon that instruction by in-person and online based advanced coursework. Rest assured that when we drive up to your home fire scenario, our crew is prepared thoroughly for the work ahead, including the integration of any recent innovations developed in the restoration industry.
 
We first stabilize and protect your property, including board-up and tarping services if indicated. Then we evaluate the extent and severity of the fire damage, testing all spaces of your home for involvement. Water damage from firefighting is typical, and that is managed first for safety and to prevent progressive deterioration. Then a full-spectrum, personalized SERVPRO cleanup commences, with tools, products, and techniques precisely matched to the characteristics of the fire your home experienced.
 
Crews remove soot and smoke from walls, ceilings, woodwork, furnishings, fixtures, and all other surfaces. We gauge the harm to the contents of your home, sometimes inventorying and packing out items to restore at our production facility. SERVPRO offers up to date deodorization techniques that eradicate the unpleasant smells a fire leaves, a permanent solution and not just a short-term cover up with synthetic perfumes that can add to the unacceptable air quality issues following a fire.
 
One call to SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 starts a process that ends only when your fire-damaged home emerges after our effort in preloss condition. The training and experience our technicians possess make each project we take on a success.

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Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Central Little Rock, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today!

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