Recent Storm Damage Posts

How Do I Get Floodwater from the Last Storm Out of My Little Rock House?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water To learn more about restoring your home after a flood, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723.

Have SERVPRO Eliminate Floodwater from Your Little Rock Home

Images of floodwater rushing through a neighbor make every Little Rock homeowner nervous. It doesn’t take a foot of water, though; just an inch or two can ruin floors and walls to the point where it can mean thousands of dollars in replacement costs in a very short time.

How Can SERVPRO Prevent That?

When it comes to flood damage in Little Rock, our technicians know that getting the water out quickly is the only way to slow on-going damage and eliminate more in the future. To start the process, our on-site team leader quickly determines the type of equipment needed and brings out a set of pumps or other water extractors to draw the majority of the flooding out of your home.

What About the Dirt and Other Trash in the Water?

We can usually remove that with the floodwater. In cases where the water has mostly receded already, team members can use commercial vacuums to remove most of the dirt and debris. In tight places like closets, they use shovels and other hand tools for removal. After they complete the task, other team members use our inventory of cleaning agents to clean every surface affected by the floodwater. These include disinfectants, sanitizers, and anti-microbial agents to eliminate each possible health threat in the floodwater.

How Long Does It Take for the Odors to Fade?

If there is a large group of malodor particles, the answer is they never go away. The cleaning agents SERVPRO uses to eliminate health threats also work well on destroying these malodors. If odors persist in your home, our technicians can use an ozone generator, which generates a cloud of particles that can penetrate each surface as deeply as the malodors to break them down completely.

To learn more about restoring your home after a flood, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723. We are here for you.

How Can I Restore My Little Rock Home After a Tornado? 

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

tornado damaged home The residents in Little Rock, Arkansa doesn't have to worry on who to call if they ever have home damage by a tornado. Call SERVPRO in you area.

Our SERVPRO team can help with the general cleaning and restoration required for your residence after a destructive tornado. 

Natural disasters can happen with little warning and affect the homes and businesses here in Little Rock. While flooding, fires, and other destructive forces can impact properties, few events are as catastrophic and widely damaging as tornadoes. These violent weather situations can cripple homes and leave property owners contending with several layers of damages. Tornadoes are a destructive force from missing shingles that allow water penetration to broken windows that encourage wind-driven water damage.

Restoration for tornado and storm damage in Little Rock homes often falls to the capable hands of our SERVPRO team. With so many of these emergencies in the area over the past decade and beyond, we have an experienced storm response team that can begin vital mitigation and recovery efforts as soon as we arrive. We can work closely with skilled residential contractors to get you back to preloss condition quickly.

What Cleaning Efforts Can Benefit My Damaged Home? 

Flooding and structural damage can leave many areas in your house in need of immediate and thorough attention from our SERVPRO cleaning technicians. Along with mitigation tasks that can begin with our arrival, keeping the area as clean as possible reduces the spread or presence of contaminated water and moisture concerns. Some of the vital cleaning services we offer include:

  • Debris Removal
  • Content Management 
  • Surface Cleaning 
  • Pre and Post-Construction Cleanup 
  • Carpet Cleaning

What Are Emergency Services to Restoration Companies? 

When our team first arrives at a damaged home that has suffered from both storm loss damage and potential flooding, we can begin emergency services like content management, extraction, and drying. With a fast response to the disaster, these emergency services can save time and money.  

Whenever tornadoes threaten your home, call our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team to help. We are available 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.

Water Flooded My Home After a Storm, How Can I Clean it Up?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

A person standing in green rain boots. SERVPRO knows how hard a floor can be, let us help you with your Little Rock flood.

SERVPRO’s Trained Technicians Make Sure Your Little Rock Home is Restored Fast After Flood Damage

Storms and flash flooding can leave a decent amount of water damage to your home in a short time. After water of this volume hits, it can leave your main floor needing prompt water restoration. We have highly-skilled technicians and the best equipment to help you restore your interior to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Steps Are Necessary After a Flood Loss?

Flood damage in Little Rock must be addressed promptly to limit the amount of secondary damage and the potential for hazardous microbial growth. Our IICRC-certified technicians have a disaster plan to follow, ensuring that no stone is left unturned. Immediately following your flood loss, you should:

  •   Contact our SERVPRO team so that we can send out a crew to assess your property.
  •   Preserve any treasured belongings only if it is safe to do so.
  •   Make sure that all inhabitants and pets are safe from harm. 
  •   Contact your insurance provider about your coverage plan to see what they may require that helps facilitate your claim.

How Quickly Will the Restoration Team Get to Work?

We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, deploying teams as soon as possible to help with 24/7 emergency service. Our Green Fleet includes production vehicles and job trailers packed with all of the industrial-strength extractors and cleaning equipment we need to leap into action. Once we arrive, we will:

  •   Assess the damage and formulate a plan for water extraction and adequate drying.
  •   Use moisture detection tools to locate any hotspots where water might have migrated.
  •   Ensure everything gets thoroughly cleaned and disinfected so that your family may safely resume daily life.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Commack Village is ready when you need us for prompt, reliable flood damage service. You can contact our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (501) 217-8723.

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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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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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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.     


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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!