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Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss Water Leak in Your Little Rock Home? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying--"Like it never even happened."

Hidden Water Leaks in Your Little Rock Home Can Be Costly

How do you know if you have a hidden water leak in your home?  They can be tough to find, especially if the leak is inside a wall.  Eventually, you should find it, but it could be hidden for a long time, and always degrading more of your residence.

What do you look for if you suspect a water leak in your Little Rock home?  Are there signs you can spot if you know what to look for?  One place to check is your monthly water bill.  Has it increased substantially?  That could be a sign of a water leak somewhere on your property.  The larger the increase in your bill, the greater the damage inside your wall cavities? Maybe. Inside your living space, the musty odor of mold is another sign of a hidden water leak. Dormant mold spores are opportunistic, just a bit of water sets them off into ever expanding mold colonies. Darker spots on walls or ceilings are a tell-tale sign of hidden water damage.  

In most homes, water lines are installed within walls, under or between floors and above ceilings. Any of these places can be a source of trouble.  Eventually, the joints connecting water lines can wear out, and with the pressure inside this plumbing, even a small hole can spew hundreds of gallons of water in a short amount of time.

The employees of SERVPRO are experts when it comes to drying your home after a water loss.  If you find signs of a hidden water leak, we are a phone call away.  We use portable meters to detect hidden moisture and also use advanced infra-red technology so we can see inside walls, in floors, and ceilings.

Without proper treatment, concealed water leaks can lead to expensive damages and repairs. Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to mitigate the water damage. Call us today to make a hidden water loss, "Like it never even happened.” (501) 217-8723

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Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

Water Damage Signs In Your Little Rock Home

Any area of your Little Rock home can be subject to water damage. However, there are particular areas which are more at risk than others. You can make a check-list of these areas and inspect them regularly so you know where to look and you can keep an eye on your home to detect any issues before the problem grows too large.

If you find water damage in your Little Rock residence, there are professional water damage restoration companies, such as SERVPRO, which can help you. Our staff is trained and equipped to fix the issue and dry your home promptly, avoiding additional problems such as a mold outbreak.

Water damage in your ceiling can come from various sources. If it is the top story of your home, it could come from a leaky roof caused by heavy storms and rain. If you have a bathroom above the ceiling with damage, it can be from any number of leaks in your bathroom such as a toilet overflow or leaky bathtub.

If SERVPRO staff must drywall cavities in your home, the process requires ventilation. One way we can ventilate the cavities of walls is to take the baseboards off and drill holes in between each stud. We then force air through these holes into your wall, so evaporation is increased. If we find much moisture, we may need to remove sections of drywall. We keep you informed of any possible holes we need to make before proceeding.

One of the most obvious indications you have water damage is water stains on the ceiling and walls. Check around your window and door frames as well. Any unusual stains could signify that you have a leaky drain or pipe inside the wall. Your floors can also be subject to water damage from overflowing sinks or tubs or flooding from bad pipes or faulty appliances.

If you do not have the proper drainage in your yard, the exterior of your home can also experience water damage. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, you may also find pooled water next to your home that if left untreated, can create even more damage to the structure of your home.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is always ready to help you with any water damage emergency in your home in Cammack Village, Little Rock, or the surrounding areas. Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

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How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home When disaster strikes your Little Rock home call SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

Two Methods of Remediating Water Damage in Little Rock Residences


Where there is water, there is a strong chance of indoor humidity levels increasing. Most drying equipment works by blasting hot air into an affected zone and evaporating moisture. However, doing so creates a warm, humid environment which provides the ideal conditions for secondary damages like mold or mildew growth. It can also increase the likelihood of noticeable, unpleasant odors.

Homes with water damage in Little Rock should seek professional assistance to guard against secondary damages after the body of water is removed. There are two primary methods for efficiently drying a property known in the industry as the open system and the closed system. SERVPRO technicians are adept in assessing which system is likely to be the most effective and implement it efficiently.

An open system involves ventilating the affected area as much as possible. Using rapid air movers can swap humid indoor air for drier outside air. This is not always effective as weather conditions can cause problems for homeowners, particularly during the winter months. However, one of the benefits of an open drying system is that, in most cases, odors are also removed as part of the drying process.

As the name suggests, a closed system involves putting up physical barriers like plastic sheeting and preventing humid air from spreading throughout the house. With barriers set up and dehumidifiers placed, the affected zone becomes a drying chamber. These types of method are super effective at removing moisture from fabrics as well as the surrounding area.

Whichever method is used the crucial step for a SERVPRO technician is to ensure that the systems are balanced. We use two main types of equipment. Rapid air-movers, which circulate heated air and evaporate moisture are used in combination with dehumidifiers which draw the evaporated moisture from the air. By ensuring your home is dry, we can also confidently guard against potential secondary damages.

For an expert approach to home restoration, contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 404-4225 now.

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

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Won't Wash Your Dishes in Your Little Rock Home, But We Can Remove Water After a Mishap Little Rock Bad Dishwasher? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying

Eliminating Dishwasher Leaks Prevents Water Damage to Homes in Little Rock

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

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

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Complete Cleanup Guide To Restoring Your Water Damaged Little Rock Home Following the correct procedures during cleanup is essential.

What To Expect In Water Damage Cleanup In Little Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage In Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock SERVPRO Can Leave Behind a Pleasant Fragrance in Your Little Rock Home As We Remove the Unwanted Water

Water Removal Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration

Water damage events can be overwhelming, and as a property owner, you need to take some appropriate actions. There are certain professional principles that we follow during such incidents to restore your items and mitigate the damage. Opening windows and doors is not enough when you need to return your Little Rock property to its former state.

Before our SERVPRO technicians start addressing any water damage event in Little Rock, we first begin by checking the structural safety of the building. At this time we check whether there is any noticeable wood rot within the wooden floors and any other general fundamental flaws. Where necessary, we can perform minor demolitions to save valuable items. We also switch off electrical circuits to prevent short-circuiting, and if needed, we offer alternative sources of electricity, portable and in dire situations trailered-in diesel generators.

Cleaning of the site is part of the work that our SERVPRO technicians perform. During this stage, we wear an N100, P100, or R100 respirator, waterproof boots and gloves, a hat and safety glasses or goggles. When we have to clean large areas, we can use a detergent in a pump sprayer. Otherwise, we use a spray bottle containing a detergent for small jobs. HEPA vacuuming is also one of the processes we perform after cleaning and drying areas. When cleaning, we use agents with anti-microbial capabilities to prevent mold growth since the mold spores thrive well in moist conditions.

If there are smells in the structure even after carrying out cleaning and drying, it is necessary to perform deodorization. It all starts with finding and removing the source of the odors. In most situations, it is hard to see all the odor sources, and the use of multiple deodorization procedures is necessary. By using thermal foggers and ULV foggers, we can dispense the deodorants into tiny spaces such as crack and neutralize the odor-causing particles.

At SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, storm, mold, or water damage related. Call us at (501) 217-8723 if you want a locally owned and operated service provider to give you industry proven services.

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Water Damage Problems in Little Rock

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Problems in Little Rock Water damage can cause pungent, mildew-like odors in your home, SERVPRO finishes every job with a final deodorization and cleaning stage.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home and Remove Foul Odors after Water Damage

The presence of water inside your Little Rock home can cause many issues. Water sometimes saturates building materials and contents ruining them. If water stays present inside your home for too long, mold growth likely occurs.

Water also sometimes causes pungent, mildew-like odors to exist inside a structure. SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Little Rock always complete a final deodorization and cleaning stage before they finish a restoration project. We use a combination of the industry's best chemicals and application methods to leave the finished project clean and smelling pleasant.

After all of the water inside a structure gets extracted and dried out we begin the deodorization process. The first step to deodorizing a building is to remove the source of the foul odors. Things that contain mildew, or any material that still creates unpleasant aromas after drying gets discarded.

In most deodorization situations, the malodors are coming from multiple sources. Testing each material inside the house and figuring out exactly what is causing each smell would be expensive and take much time to complete. Instead, our SERVPRO restoration team combines many different chemicals and methods to complete the deodorization project.

Most of the time when deodorizing after a water restoration project, we use many different types of chemicals to neutralize and mask malodor particles. Some chemicals work as masking agents and cover up unpleasant smells with more appealing aromas. Masking agents usually come in the form of time-release beads or product additives.

Filtration and absorption agents absorb moisture, humidity and some oils. These deodorization agents come in the form of activated charcoal for air filtration systems. Pairing agents are products that combine with odor particles and cause them to fall onto surfaces so that they can get cleaned up. Pairing agents are usually put into ultra-low volume fogging machines.

Disinfectants and sanitizers inhibit bacteria growth. Disinfectants mostly come in liquids that get sprayed onto affected surfaces. Ozone generators use electricity to create unstable ozone particles that chemically react with odor particles and neutralize them.

After any restoration project we complete, we make sure that your home is as clean as it was during preloss conditions. We also make sure that any unpleasant aromas are neutralized and that your house smells pleasantly clean. For professional help with deodorization, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 any time of the day.

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SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village  is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village  has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today!

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

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

IICRC Certified Firms must

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

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

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

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

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

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

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

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

About SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.