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Can I Salvage Everything Inside My Flooded Warehouse and Stock Rooms?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Restoration by Our Team at SERVPRO Helps Salvage More of Your Little Rock Business Than DIY Cleanup Alone.

No business owner is ever fully prepared for a natural disaster that brings flood water infiltration. A storm or flood can come on without warning, but SERVPRO springs into action when called to handle whatever emergency your Little Rock commercial space has. We have highly-skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) who understand every minute counts. Our team always works fast to ensure your business never skips a beat.

What Makes SERVPRO the Best Choice?

When you enlist our help for flood restoration in Little Rock, we arrive at your commercial property within hours to start the cleanup. We are here to

  • Understand all Flood Damage Characteristics – We quickly locate flood entry points and start a plan for cleaning up and managing your contents. The root cause is our main focus so that we can mitigate the water damage and salvage everything possible within the flood zone.
  • Address the Job with Precision and Skill – Our extensive training and industrial-grade tools allow us to handle high-volume water situations so that we can manage moisture fast. Contamination control is paramount with a flooding event, so we formulate best practices for water removal followed by restoration or replacement of any unsalvageable building materials.
  • Document Recovery and Content Control – We know how crucial your documents are, which is why we address everything carefully to meticulously inventory and restore whatever possible. Everything is documented for your records and that of your insurance claim to give you peace of mind.
  • Controlled Demolition – Any walls within your warehouses or storage rooms with saturated drywall beyond repair gets addressed with our controlled demolition efforts. We perform flood cuts several inches above the flood line, replace the drywall with brand new materials, and then finish it off with paint to ensure it looks as good as new.

Commercial flood restoration is an area where SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village shines. Call us for emergency response at (501) 217-8723, and we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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My Tax Prep Office in Little Rock Smells Like Smoke After a Fire – How Can I Fix It?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire isolated over black background Commercial fire damage is one of the many areas that we shine here at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village.

SERVPRO Can Handle Smoke and Fire Damage to Ensure No Smells Linger in Your Little Rock Office Space

Fire brings on severe issues throughout your commercial space, but lingering smoke odors can make the atmosphere intolerable for your employees and customers. Deodorization is critical in the restoration process, which SERVPRO handles with advanced technology and products. Restoring your Little Rock business to eliminate the foul smells after the fire will be one of our main priorities.

How are Fire Odors Handled?

Any property that has been through fire damage in Little Rock will have soot and smoke odors that linger. We have fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) that follow proven protocols to clean your business. This includes pinpointing the source of the smells and then cleaning to remove odors. Whenever odorous soot and smoke get left behind, it can cause:

• Damage to items within your office
• Increased health concerns
• Compromised air quality
• Render the office unusable until thoroughly cleaned

When you contact us at SERVPRO to address the fire loss in your business, our IICRC-certified team follows basic guidelines for treating the interior, including:

• Odor source removal – This could include burned building materials or furnishings, or charred wood. We safely remove and dispose of any fire-damaged materials.
• Surface cleaning – We have various methods and tools to help with soot and smoke deposits on multiple surfaces. Everything is cleaned and then sanitized. In many situations, specific measures like vapor odor control, thermal fogging equipment, or chemical containment might be used.
• Sealants – Sealing surfaces to inhibit odors is sometimes necessary, which can be used on walls or ductwork.

Commercial fire damage is one of the many areas that we shine here at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village. To have a team deployed to your tax office for emergency restoration, call us at (501) 217-8723.

What Cleaning and Restoration Must Occur After a Fire Loss in Your Little Rock Office?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Of Fire Burning Inside The Office Cabin After a fire in your office building, it is vital to get cleaning and restoration started as soon as possible.

Fire Loss in Little Rock

Varying levels of cleaning and recovery are needed after a fire, and our SERVPRO team can help.

Cleaning is a vital element to every loss incident that our SERVPRO team helps to restore in Little Rock businesses. When a fire affects your office, there can be multiple layers of attention that the property needs to look like it should. With our commitment that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, we can reach disasters whenever they occur to begin vital mitigation efforts.

From a need for deodorization and soot removal to cleaning up after water damages extinguishment can cause, fire damage in your Little Rock office building can take many forms. Because cleaning is a common thread to all of the restoration work that we do, our cleaning technicians are among the most well trained and versatile of our entire roster. From the emergency services and immediate attention through cleaning tasks to improve the look and feel of your business, our professionals can help.

What Immediate Cleaning Needs Does the Office Have?

You might not realize it, but some of the initial conditions that your property faces after a fire loss and extinguishment can be very damaging to the structure. Fire suppressant residues can be a widespread threat that coats the surfaces of many desks, cubicle walls, and the carpeted floors. Addressing some of the immediate concerns can limit a greater need for tear-out and reconstruction moving forward. Some of these pressing concerns include:

    •    Suppressant Residues
    •    Water Cleanup
    •    Fire Debris Removal

What is the Best Way to Clean Soot-Covered Surfaces?

Soot can be one of the most considerable obstacles that our technicians face after a fire loss emergency. With the microscopic, carcinogenic particles circulating in the environment, reducing the presence of this health hazard might be a challenge. While air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can run air through a HEPA filtration system to capture some of these particles, soot residues on structural surfaces and contents can be a more substantial challenge. Some of the techniques to address this type of loss effect include:

Abrasive Cleaning – Many cleaning techniques fall under this category, from steel wool scrubbing to dry vacuuming. Removing as much of the buildup of soot particles on the surface can reduce the possibility of smearing and staining.

Soda Blasting – With highly pressurized blasting with softer media like baking soda, we can neutralize many of the threats that exist on soot-damaged surfaces. This approach is specifically designed to remove surface residues without damaging the material substrate underneath. An advantage of this cleaning approach is that this soda blasting process can also noticeably reduce the presence of trapped odors.

Water-Based Solvents – Not all of the cleaning products that we have in our line of EPA-Approved cleansers can do anything against formidable soot damages. Water-based solvents can help in situations where greasy residues and thick soot layers exist.

How Can SERVPRO Make the Office Feel Normal After a Fire?

We know that initially, it might feel like making the office look the way it used to after a structure fire is an uphill battle. There might be multiple stages to this recovery, but we have experienced cleaning technicians that can help to recover each of the affected areas and materials in their appropriate time. We can even follow up after reconstruction efforts with a final cleaning that genuinely makes the fire loss “Like it never even happened.” Some of the steps we can take to return your office to its original state include:

Carpet Cleaning – Short pile carpeting is a standard installation in high traffic areas throughout your office. With hot water extraction and deluxe cleaning approaches, our SERVPRO team can often remove fire effects, eliminate soiling, and improve the flooring's vibrancy.

Deodorization – Odors can be a widespread challenge after a structure fire, and this situation could be made worse by porous material trapping odors. We have several practical solutions to combat these conditions, including thermal fogging. This approach produces a vaporous fog that can penetrate porous materials and neutralize trapped odors.

Content Management – Your furniture, fixtures, and other contents can be directly in harm's way after a fire loss. While several of these items can get restored on-site with surface cleaning, deodorization, and drying techniques, in more extreme situations, we can relocate contents to our SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning and attention.

After a fire in your office building, it is vital to get cleaning and restoration started as soon as possible. Contact our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team. It is our business to get you back in business, and you can reach us 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.

How Can I Prepare My Little Rock Business for Disasters Like Flood Damage?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water on business floor SERVPRO can remediate your commercial loss. We have the training and experience to restore your business.

Partner with SERVPRO to Get READY for Natural Disasters and Other Flood Damage at Your Little Rock Business 

You might have some warning of rising waterway levels, however thunderstorms, high winds, and other weather events that can cause flooding devastation at your place of business in Little Rock. When the crisis hits, you and your staff still need help to manage the aftermath. Other flooding antecedents can be internal malfunctions of machinery, burst plumbing, or a nearby municipal sewer or main supply line break. These events are much more difficult to predict and to solve, but as a business owner, you must respond regardless of the notice or lack thereof. 

Is There a Way I Can Plan for an Emergency with a Professional Restoration Team? 

Why would you prepare for every contingency concerning your Little Rock business, including flood damage recovery? Savvy business owners build redundancies into their operations to prevent other kinds of threats to operations and profitability. Service plans cover the purchase of computers and other hardware, and customer support walks you through software and operation issues. To avoid supply shortfalls, you contract with secondary vendors. Key personnel have backups waiting in the wings if leaves or illness temporarily takes them even temporarily from day to day involvement. Auditors make sure your financial department has integrity, and you request bids rather than just punting when you need ancillary services. Often you have a board of directors guiding your every move. You are familiar with planning for emergencies. Let us help you make this preparation a reality for potential damage to your physical plant.   

What Is the Process for Preparing for Disaster Recovery Services? 

SERVPRO developed the Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) template to prepare for the unthinkable -- that at some point, your commercial property can suffer significant damage, often from flooding or other substantial water damage. We offer this option as a service not only for the business leaders of our region but also in recognition that when one of the companies in the area cannot deliver goods and services because of a disaster, the entire community suffers.  

How Do We Build an ERP Together? 

together result in a robust and practical plan. Developing an ERP is a shared journey between SERVPRO and your business, and it starts with an invitation from you, the business owner, to one of our experienced project managers. Once we hear from you, we set up a mutually convenient time for an in-person, no-obligation assessment of your commercial property. When we arrive: 

  • We walk through your building or an entire campus of commercial property to get a sense of your layout and operations. 
  • We save electronic renderings of your property’s blueprints, ensuring we know the position of essential locations, utility lines, and shut-offs. The more photos we take, the better our emergency team can respond if it comes to that. 
  • We note the location of stored documents and goods and critical equipment and appliances, and how the total space divides among management, production, retail, services, or other information that explains how the commercial property functions for your unique business. 
  • We note vulnerabilities, distinct needs for repairs, and advise how to eliminate or minimize the effect of these red flags. 
  • We suggest ways to protect essential documents, inventory, and equipment to avoid damage or loss.
  • We work with you, open to your concerns and ideas.
  • You use our mobile app to fill in details you wish to share: 
  • Contact information for vendors and contractors who sold you equipment, inventory, and systems 
  • Restoration priorities during a disaster from the owner’s point of view. 
  • Designation of SERVPRO as your preferred restoration company. 
  • Appointment of agents among your staff, board, family, or other trusted individuals who can act on the company’s behalf if you are unavailable during a disaster.  

The ERP is a concise, digital document, readily available to our crews on computers or mobile devices when you or your agent alerts us that flood or other damage is imminent.  

Why choose SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village for your commercial flood damage needs? We are ready to help you prepare yourself and your business for any disaster and react to emergencies as they come. Call us 24/7 at (501) 217-8723 to explore all your options.

Remediating Mold Damage In Your Little Rock Commercial Property

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Remediating Commercial Mold Damage in a Little Rock Arcade Restroom

While all buildings contain some amount of mold, it can get especially out of hand in areas like restrooms due to the amount of moisture exposure in them. In a commercial setting, it is especially essential to maintain ventilation systems, lower humidity, quickly clean leaks, and spills, and prevent dirt and dust buildup. Not only do these measures maintain a high standard of air quality, but they also prevent conditions where mold can thrive and potentially cause health effects.

If your Little Rock business requires commercial mold remediation, SERVPRO technicians are licensed to render this service quickly and efficiently. This team uses state-of-the-art air purification tools as well as specialized containment measures to clean mold while preventing its spread on your property. Your local SERVPRO can also mitigate water damages that may contribute to the conditions that created the mold in your commercial bathrooms.

Mold-Resistant Bathroom Partitions
    •    Powder-coated steel. Powder-coated steel is often the surface of cheese for bathrooms and showers in commercial or industrial spaces because it is highly resistant to cracking, chipping, or scratching. Cleanup can typically be accomplished with warm, soapy water.
    •    Laminate. This material, usually very lightweight, is cost-effective and comes in many colors. However, because it is sensitive to moisture and humidity, the capabilities are more limited. Laminate works well for public areas like restaurants, bars, and clubs.
    •    Solid plastic. Plastic does not warp or rust with age, and maintenance requirements are low.
    •    Stainless steel. Stainless steel offers a sleek and sophisticated look that, along with its durability, adds to its appeal. This dense, sturdy metal is also easy to clean.

Returning Bathrooms to a Safe, Pre-Loss Condition
Before remediation can begin, SERVPRO establishes strict containment procedures to prevent the spread of microbes and mold elsewhere in the building. Restoration starts with removing thoroughly contaminated porous surfaces and cleaning nonporous ones. Dry cleaning sponges are ideal for loose, dry mold residues, while EPA-registered biocides can remove more challenging deposits from your HVAC, walls, or bathroom partitions.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village serves the community with a cleanup that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Get rapid mitigation services that can start within hours by calling (501) 217-8723.

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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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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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Little Rock Area Commercial Sites Can Benefit From SERVPRO Remediation Assistance

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

A couple holding buckets under a leaking ceiling while on the phone with the plumber. Don't let flood damage to your Little Rock home go untreated. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 

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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