Recent Water Damage Posts

How Can Restoration Technicians Fix My Water-Damaged Basement Drywall?

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

A man drilling something into drywall. SERVPRO has you covered Cammack Village.

SERVPRO Professional Provide Water Restoration Services for Cammack Village Homes

Basements are one of the most vulnerable areas in the home for water damage. An estimated 98% of basements encounter this type of disaster in some form during their existence. While Cammack Village homeowners can take a variety of measures to minimize damage, unforeseen circumstances like pipe leaks or appliance failures can lead to structural damage in your home.

If your Cammack Village property requires water restoration services to protect your structure and its contents, SERVPRO offers emergency-response mitigation and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not only does this approach prevent further damage, but it can also restore your property to a preloss state more quickly and easily.

What Signs Could Indicate That My Home Has a Basement Pipe Leak?

  • Check for peeling paint. Peeling, bubbling, or stained paint on your basement walls is a very easy-to-spot sign of water damage that can be caught early. Check the cement under the paint for signs of the following:
    • Flaking cement underneath the paint, also known as spalling;
    • White, powdery salt deposits on your home’s foundation, also known as efflorescence. 

Detecting these signs as early as possible can prevent costly structural damage to your Cammack Village home.

  • Look for cracks. These cracks can appear in walls, floors, or even the foundation of your home, and are typically indicative of water putting pressure on your home’s structure in some way. Small cracks are unlikely to cause much damage on their own. Do call in a professional, however, if cracks grow wider than 1/16” across, especially if you notice your walls are shifting.
  • Musty odors and mold. Have you tried to remove smells from your basement to no avail? They may be caused by mold, which is typically allowed to proliferate by the presence of water damage. SERVPRO technicians can remediate mold while mitigating the water damage that enables it to grow. If your basement is noticeably more humid than usual or develops an unusual smell that does not disappear with cleaning, dehumidification, or ventilation, have an expert assess the situation as soon as possible.

What Can I Use to Detect and Prevent Pipe Leak Water Damage?

Cammack Village homeowners, whether they are first-time buyers or have not encountered plumbing issues in a long time, may not always be sure how to tackle a plumbing issue on their property. Below are some tips for stopping damage from internal plumbing leaks before they can create further damage. When in doubt, consult licensed professionals like your local plumber or the restoration techs at SERVPRO.

  • Use your home’s water shutoff valve. When in doubt, shut off the water main. If you are unsure where yours is, contact your utility provider for guidance on finding the shutoff valve. The water can easily be turned back on later.
  • Implement shutoff valves for specific appliances. This tactic is useful for keeping the water on while performing repairs specific to certain fixtures that are more likely to cause water damage, like sinks, washing machines, and toilets. A quarter-turn, ball-type valve is available for less than $10 at your local hardware store. A licensed plumber can install this for you at a rate between $50 and $150 per hour. Expect a minimum charge of two hours for this installation.
  • Insulate your pipes. Insulated plumbing prevents damage from frozen pipes and allows you to access hot water even faster. Pipe insulation is cost-effective at an average of only 35 cents per foot of tubing. Vulnerable areas in your home include basements, crawlspace, and garages.
  • Consider installing a flow sensor. This device can detect plumbing leaks and reacts to them by automatically shutting off the main water supply or that of an affected appliance. The latter typically costs around $75, while the former can cost several thousand dollars before adding in labor costs for installation.

How Can SERVPRO Mitigate Water-Damaged Basement Drywall and Odors?

With water damage comes staining, odors, and potential microbial growth, and SERVPRO technicians receive training to remediate all of these with an arsenal of industrial-grade, EPA-registered biocides. Drywall that is warped, swollen, and crumbling is often more cost-effective to replace than repair. However, for light damages, small holes or cutouts can be made in drywall to facilitate ventilation during the structural drying process.

Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) can combat widespread water damage odors in your basement with ultra-low volume fogging, which penetrates surfaces with a water- or solvent-based deodorizer to eliminate lingering smells from your basement. These deodorizers can work in tandem with other odor control solutions, such as sanitation with EPA-approved antimicrobials or trays of scented granules placed near ventilation intakes.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village can ensure that homes affected by disaster look, “Like it never even happened.” Call (501) 217-8723 for rapid-response mitigation and restoration services.

How Can I Remove Water From My Home After A Serious Faucet Leak?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Faucet SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO Teams Can Quickly Act to Dry Your House.

A leaky faucet might not seem like a big deal until it results in severe flooding in your Little Rock home. Without prompt mitigation, water can seep into the floors and your home, damaging carpeting and creating an environment suitable for mold growth. 

What Are The First Steps In Water Removal?

When SERVPRO teams arrive at your home, they can immediately begin assessing and recording the extent of the flooding and damage inside your Little Rock home. Once we have accurately assessed the situation, we can start drying. Our technicians accomplish water removal in Little Rock homes by utilizing:

Portable extractors to efficiently pump large amounts of water from your home. 

Truck-mounted extractors in severe cases where portable extractors will not suffice. 

Carpet wands to remove water from your carpeting. Our extractors can cause damage to carpets, so SERVPRO technicians can use wands to carefully dry your home.

The Water Seeped Into My Carpeting, Can SERVPRO Help?

Once SERVPRO teams have cleared the water from your home, they can begin the carpet drying process. Our technicians can use carpet removal tools to strip waterlogged sections of your carpet. We can then dry and replace these sections on top of replacement pads. But if the carpet in your home:

-Has had less than 72 hrs of water exposure.

-Does not have mold or biological contamination.

-Is on structurally sound subflooring.

Then we can dry your carpeting in-place without needing to remove the carpeting or replace the pad. While in-place drying takes 2-3 times longer than regular drying, it can remove the stress of having to find and replace the pad for your carpet.

If you are in urgent need of water removal, then call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village. Our teams are available 24/7, so call (501) 217-8723 to make it "Like it never even happened."

Find more information about Little Rock.

Whom Do I Call When My Little Rock Ceiling Is Full of Leaking Water?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak The knowledge base at SERVPRO is deep and evolves in accord as the restoration industry’s best practices evolve.

SERVPRO Crews Are Familiar with Effective Strategies that Minimize Exposure to Severe Safety Risks After Water Damage in Little Rock

Homeowners in Little Rock can be in for the shock of their lives if they fail to realize the danger an upper-story plumbing leak can pose. A slow leak in an upstairs bathroom can unleash hundreds of gallons of water over time that seeks to flow to the lowest place in your home. It seeps into cracks and crevices unnoticed. A buildup of hidden water in cavities, including the space between your top floor and the ceiling beneath, can cause personal injury and destroy building materials.

How Will I Know that Water Is Trapped in My Ceiling?

Evidence of a slow leak can be subtle. Yet there are signs to the trained eye. Imminent ceiling water damage in your Little Rock dwelling eventually shows clear signs. Avert disaster. If you notice any of the following, stay clear of the area underneath and await assistance from our experienced and skilled crew:

    •    Staining
    •    Peeling paint
    •    Bulges or “blistering” on the ceiling
    •    Crown molding separating from top edges of walls
    •    Walls that have a sheen often referred to as “sweating”

What Response to Water Hidden in the Ceiling Is Effective?

SERVPRO project managers determine the extent of water involvement with moisture detection and thermal imaging devices. We must reduce the water pressure carefully or risk ceiling and wall collapse. Because the ceiling water load relates to that between the walls, that is considered as well:

    •    We erect temporary structural supports
    •    We pry up baseboards and drill small holes for controlled water release  below ceiling level
    •    We punch “weep holes” in sagging and blistered areas
    •    We strategically remove individual ceiling tiles to balance water removal

The knowledge base at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is deep and evolves in accord as the restoration industry’s best practices evolve. Claim your successful outcome by calling us at (501) 217-8723.

How Do I Get Floodwater Out of My Little Rock Home?

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

lady holding pink bucket catching drips from ceiling. SERVPRO mitigates water damage in Little Rock. "Like it never even happened."

Use SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians to Clear and Return Your Home to its Pre-Flood Condition

This time of year means rainfall every week, sometimes more than once. A picture postcard, Spring shower is comfortable for everyone to deal with, but when a storm comes rolling out of what looked like a clear sky 10 minutes earlier, you can suddenly find your Little Rock home under several inches and more of water.

If it’s just a little water, why is it such a Problem?

Flood Damage to your Little Rock home can start with only enough water to soak a carpet and the pad underneath. A water-vac from a big box or hardware store does not have enough power to get it all up, so some moisture remains in place, degrading and decaying everything it touches. That small amount of water also contains enough soil and other contaminants to create a mold problem that can spread into the walls that contact the carpet and then through more sections of the structure. The more groundwater that enters the structure means a higher level of water and more damage to your home. SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRTs) train extensively to eliminate these threats and all others related to residential flooding.

What exactly does SERVPRO bring to my home, and why is it better than the rental equipment I can use myself?

SERVPRO has an extensive inventory of water removal and other equipment that is designed to meet both residential and commercial needs. Each piece has more settings and attachments designed to provide the correct amount of power and effort needed to clear and clean your home after a flood. Included in the inventory are items like:

  • Extraction Wands and Devices – These devices are designed where the flooding is shallow. WRTs can use them in any room in the house and are very useful in small areas like closets. Our teams use a variety of them that can be carried in as a backpack unit with the attached power and containment tank. Other devices include extended hoses that link to an outside tank and power source, and an extractor large enough for an operator to ride on, carefully drawing off the water in large foyers and living areas.
  • Pumps – Our technicians use these when the flooding in your home is over an inch in depth. They adjust the speed to match the surface underwater, so the device does not harm wood or tile flooring.

Is there any water left after using this equipment?

Yes, there is always some moisture trapped in wood floors, the walls, and in the personal property like furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and meters to check the interior of the home for where the moisture is higher than normal levels. To eliminate it, they use the following:

  • Dehumidifiers – Natural evaporation is usually enough to keep humidity levels at a comfortable level. It also allows moisture in surfaces to evaporate into the air. After a flood, there is too much moisture in the air and in items for evaporation to happen at an acceptable rate. Dehumidifiers can pull up to 25 gallons of water from the air, allowing evaporation to occur as standard RH relative humidity levels are restored.
  • Air Movers – WRTs use these to direct a stream of warm air across surfaces that gently push the trapped moisture out to be captured by the dehumidifiers. Technicians can control both the temperature and the force of the stream to prevent further damage to affected items.
  • Axial Box Fans – Technicians set up fans at exit points in the home to pull damp air outside. Of course, this is weather permitting.

What about the contaminants left by the water?

Our SERVPRO team uses a wide variety of anti-bacterial agents, approved by the EPA, and other cleaners to attack any trace of contamination left by drawing off the floodwater. Where possible, they wipe down the surfaces in your home using dry sponges or cloths to avoid adding more moisture to an already saturated environment.

How long does all of this take?

Completing the task depends on the size of your home, the amount of floodwater across the floor, how long it pooled in your home, and how much was absorbed by the structure in the home. SERVPRO WRT teams hit the ground running to begin operations and work long or off-hours as required to mitigate the flood damage.

If you have any flooding in your home this spring, or any time of the year, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 today. We understand the need to put your home back in order as soon as possible and are here to help you and your family get back to normal in a clean, safe residence. “Like it never ever happened.”

Water Damage In Little Rock

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

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

Carpet Cleaning After Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more about Little Rock click here.

Managing Sewer Backups with Little Rock Water Removal Specialists

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about Little Rock.

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

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

Saving Fabric Wall Coverings from Water Damage in Little Rock Homes

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

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

Careful Testing of Fabrics

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

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

Different Cleaning Methods for the Best Outcome

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

The Backing Matters

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

Drying Techniques

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

Deodorization After the Fact

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

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

Click here for more information about the city of Little Rock.

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

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

Extraction Tools for Early Water Loss in Little Rock 

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

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

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

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

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

More about Little Rock.

Don’t Let Water Damage Remediation in Little Rock Overwhelm You

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your living room turn into this. Contact the water damage remediation specialists at SERVPRO for help.

Keep Your Charming Old Home Intact After Water Damage

Older homes are usually full of charm and character. It can seem like their walls hold the secrets of all who have visited, making them one of a kind. As exciting as it is to own a piece of history, it does not come without its challenges. Plumbing can be a source of trouble when a home is older, and an aging pipe can cause water damage quicker than you would imagine. Although you can not predict when a pipe may burst and flood your basement, you can be prepared to handle the issue. 

When your home in Little Rock suddenly suffers water damage, SERVPRO is here to help. We are prepared to handle your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all you need to do is call. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and apply industry best practices to extract all water from your basement and restore your home to normal. Depending on the volume of water we are dealing with, our Green Fleet may choose from one of the following options to remove it from your home: 

Truck mounted pump 

Submersible pump 

Wand extractor 

Dehumidifiers  

As tempting as it may be to rent a wet/dry vacuum from your local hardware store, it may not be sufficient to achieve the correct levels of humidity in your home. Our SERVPRO team uses advanced technology to monitor levels of moisture in each section of your house and inform us of our progress. Our job is not complete until we verify that there are no hidden water pockets under any carpets or within structural elements. 

A burst pipe should not rob you of the joy of owning an older home. SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/ Cammack Village is here to help. Just call us at (501) 217-8723 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

Click here to see more about Little Rock. 

Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Leak in Your Little Rock Home? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying--"Like it never even happened."

Hidden Water Leaks in Your Little Rock Home Can Be Costly

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

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

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

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

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

Find your experience with a Southern Accent by clicking right here.

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

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

Water Damage Signs In Your Little Rock Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more about Little Rock.

How To Tackle Water Damage in Your Little Rock Home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your Little Rock home call SERVPRO for all your water damage needs.

Two Methods of Remediating Water Damage in Little Rock Residences


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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more about Little Rock.

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

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

Eliminating Dishwasher Leaks Prevents Water Damage to Homes in Little Rock

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

Here is a Big City with a Little (Rock) Name.

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

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Following the correct procedures during cleanup is essential.

What To Expect In Water Damage Cleanup In Little Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more about Little Rock.

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

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Accidents happen, and it is essential that upon discovering water damage inside your Little Rock home, you take action as soon as possible.

Water Damage In Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more about Little Rock.

Never Make Mistakes When Addressing Water Damage in Little Rock

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Leave Behind a Pleasant Fragrance in Your Little Rock Home As We Remove the Unwanted Water

Water Removal Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for the city government

Water Damage Problems in Little Rock

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more information on the city of Little Rock.

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.