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

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

Professional Help after Tornado Damage in Little Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Can Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Storm

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

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

Planning Ahead For Flood Damages To Your Little Rock Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

Techniques Can Mitigate Damage with Rapid Drying after Stormwater Penetrations

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

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

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

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Seasonal Storms Can Cause Flood Damage to Riverside Homes in Little Rock 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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Your Little Rock Basement Storage Area Can Flood During a Severe Storm

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Little Rock Basement Storage Area Can Flood During a Severe Storm 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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The Many Aspects of Tornado Damage in Little Rock

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Many Aspects of Tornado Damage in Little Rock 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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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.

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