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Do I Have to Dispose of My Mattress After a Fire in Little Rock?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO technicians inspect each item in Little Rock homes to determine the restoration prospects through their advanced cleaning methods

After a fire in your Little Rock bedroom, everything can look like it needs to get tossed. However, SERVPRO techs can inspect every piece in the room to determine the actual restoration factor. Mattresses and box springs may have the potential for reuse if:
    •    There are no signs of charring or heat damage
    •    The exterior can get cleaned using foam cleaning agents  
    •    The smoke residues present were light
    •    If your mattress was manufactured after 2012 so it meets current standards for flame retardant levels

What Items Can I Keep From My Bedroom After Fire Damage?
When fire damage sweeps through your Little Rock bedroom, there can be many items that are salvageable through the cleaning methods utilized by SERVPRO techs.

Mattresses and box springs with light smoke damage often respond well to the foam cleaning agents used by the techs, which saves homeowners the cost of replacement as long as the wood furnishings in the room do not have joint damage from heat or water. They can often get cleaned through the use of wood soaps and cleaners to lift off smoke residues. In some cases, the piece may require refinishing.

Bedding and window treatments fabrics that can handle contact with water without bleeding or shrinkage are often candidates for restoration through the use of the Esporta Washing System. This powerful machine drives out soot, smoke odors and leaves fabrics clean and renewed. Carpets that do not show signs of burn makes or fiber damage can get cleaned using the steam cleaners the techs have access to.

Get the cleanup started as soon as possible after fire damage in your home. SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 is available 24/7 to come to your property and perform restoration services to make the damage to your house, “Like it never even happened.”

Is Hard Surface Flooring Ruined After Flooding In Little Rock?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

water damage white sofa Floodwaters can cause significant harm to hard surface flooring.

Flood Damage Can Cover Floors in Grime and Debris. SERVPRO Technicians Can Strip Dirty Floors to Remove Dirt, Grime, and Contamination from your Little Rock Home.

When is stripping a floor necessary?
After pumping excess floodwater from your Little Rock home, there may be a significant buildup of contamination that causes unpleasant odors and could be unsanitary. Sometimes lamination or other types of finish can react negatively to water exposure. These can result in a patchy finish that remains even after the floor is clean. SERVPRO technicians aim to return your home to a preloss condition, which may require stripping a hard surface floor, cleaning it thoroughly, then refinishing the affected area to provide a smooth appearance. The process can be time-consuming and is not always necessary. However, when contamination in floodwaters has high acidity levels or chemicals, we may decide to strip the floor to achieve a full restoration.

How can I strip hard surface flooring safely?
When we restore a home from flood damage in the Little Rock area, our priority is on preparation and safety. We may need to temporarily move furniture as well as honing the previous finish using mechanical agitation. Our roto machines can be fitted with a stripping pad attachment to help hone the existing finish. Once clean, we can apply a uniform stripping solution. Since these use powerful abrasive chemicals, it is essential to wear protective equipment over the face and eyes. After rinsing, cleaning, and drying the floor with fresh water, we can apply a neutral cleaning solution to neutralize the stripping agent.

What tips should I use when stripping hard surface floors?
- Ensure that dirty solutions do not dry onto the floor surface
- Remove any excess materials from baseboards or wall corners with a putty knife
- Check to rinse by running a finger along the floor. If there is a white powder, you need to re-rinse

Floodwaters can cause significant harm to hard surface flooring. Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Little Rock, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village today at (501) 217-8723 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Little Rock House Burnt and Charred from a Fire? We Know That We Can Help--Call SERVPRO

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen, debris hanging from the ceiling, a mess Removal of Charred Debris and Restoration Are Cornerstone's of SERVPRO Fire Loss Mitigation and Cleanup in Little Rock

The Many Stages of Fire Recovery for Little Rock Homes

After a fire in your Little Rock home, you want to do whatever possible to get your property back to preloss condition quickly. Because of the hazards that exist after extinguishment and the finite time before effects worsen substantially, trusting professional restoration is often a wise choice. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive in force to address many of the stages of recovery and repair expected for your property after a disaster.

The severity and spread of fire damage in Little Rock homes dictate what services your property needs. From debris removal and cleaning to more intricate recovery like air filtrations and water removal, every fire loss incident is unique. We can scope the work to get done before our technicians first arrive in force, helping us to come better prepared for what the house needs after the first notice of loss.

Debris Removal
Debris can remain a catalyst for harmful fire effects after a loss incident. We have professionals that can shovel out the rubbish and loose contents on the floors, as well as dry and wet vacuums to handle remnants of materials and partially combusted items throughout the home.

Water Removal
The extinguishment process can often leave a home contending with substantial water damage along with the remaining fire loss impacts. While this firefighting can protect your home from the total loss of a devastating structure fire, hosing you’re the rooms and contents of your house can also leave your property contending with saturation and moisture concerns. Our SERVPRO team works through the mitigation phase to deploy our efficient extraction tools to remove surface water quickly.

Content Management
Cleaning your house before the needed demolition and reconstruction processes occur is essential. However, when you cannot recover the contents of the property on-site, our professionals can move them to our nearby facility. We have immersion cleaning tanks for soot damage on hard surfaces as well as ozone chambers for the deodorization of many items simultaneously.

Fires might be devastating, but our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team can help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (501) 217-8723.

SERVPRO Offers Premier Cleanup and Restoration Services to Our Little Rock Neighbors

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

small plastic model house with a tree leaning against it signifying damage SERVPRO Proudly Cleans Up and Restores Damaged Homes in the Little Rock Area--Why Not Go with a Premier Company for Help?

Commitment to the Little Rock Community and Restoration Best Practices Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Success

Reliability and highly-qualified mitigation and remediation managers and technicians are some of the reasons why Little Rock residents and businesses rely on our experience and our trained and certified mitigation and remediation crews. Unlike itinerant contractors who travel from disaster to disaster without a local connection, our roots go deep in the community. We are here for you today and plan to be a resource for you and other residents and businesses far into the future.

Water Damage

Responding effectively and efficiently to water losses in Little Rock requires commitment. We pledge to provide our customers with state of the art equipment and the trained workforce to operate them skillfully. Our crews arrive at your location swiftly, not merely to deliver outstanding customer service but because the nature of water damage recovery demands it. Water damage cannot wait, why our local presence is vital. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Despite daily use by individuals and businesses for drinking, cooking, cleaning, cooling machinery, and much more, water damage in Little Rock is a significant problem. Water is corrosive, wearing down and deteriorating many kinds of building materials used in conventional construction when unconfined. Plumbing leaks, appliance breakage, spills, and flash flooding are just some of the crises to which we lend aid. Our vast experience in the mitigation and remediation industry is why SERVPRO crews are in demand.

We focus first on a thorough extraction of standing water. Our commercial-grade extractors and pumps make short work of even significant quantities of water. Our team categorizes the fluids removed by assessing for contaminants, always vigilant to protect our customers from the harm presented by pathogens, chemicals, and fungi. Flooding and sewer backups are treated with great care, the water contained and disposed of as hazardous waste per local regulations.

Once all the water exits, we use our knowledge of the science of drying to dry out spaces after water damage thoroughly. Proficiency in manipulating the balance among the following psychrometric conditions, shortened to “HAT,” is why SERVPRO can return your property to preloss condition:

?    H – Humidity
?    A – Airflow
?    T – Temperature

Fire Damage

Any disaster recovery job in Little Rock needs the professionals involved to follow safety protocols. Fire residues are incredibly toxic, containing carcinogens, tars, chemicals, and volatile gasses. Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians uses a range of strategies to keep themselves and your family safe during a fire loss project. In consultation with your insurance company and you, we determine whether a full move out to temporary lodgings is essential for the occupants of your dwelling.

If SERVPRO gets the go-ahead to contain the fire damage work area so you can continue to reside in the house during the job, we need to keep you and your loved ones safe. A containment area is designated, and we use heavy-duty plastic to define its perimeters. Air scrubbing equipment helps seal the edges with negative air pressure, venting the contaminated air through HEPA filters and out of the structure.

Our technicians construct a system with a series of enclosures so that we leave the soot and other residues inside after we exit the worksite through the cleanroom configuration. We wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for our own safety and to prevent any drift or tracking of hazardous fire residues into your clean living spaces. The SERVPRO team is highly-qualified to manage this complicated scenario. Allowing you to continue living at your home lessens the disruption and prevents escalation of out of pocket expenses for our customers at this stressful time.

Mold Remediation

Mold growth outbreaks are frustrating and can expose susceptible individuals in your Little Rock household to allergic reactions and irritation. Molds find organic surfaces upon which to grow, including many conventional construction materials. If left to multiply unchecked, colonies can weaken structures. Household mold strains need only water and oxygen to grow, meaning they can rapidly create huge colonies hidden from view in building cavities.

Frequently the first sign of mold damage in Little Rock is an unpleasant, musty smell. Because the fungi can be trapped between walls or above a ceiling identifying the source of the smell is daunting. Our years of experience in mold remediation helps us locate the mold growth, why SERVPRO is a great resource for residents fearing a microbial outbreak.

Although we can bring in mold testing experts, our crew leads and project managers are familiar with where to take a look for mold damage. Where our moisture detection devices or thermal imaging cameras spot higher than normal levels or temperature disparities are great places to investigate. Controlled demolition techniques are familiar to our crews, why SERVPRO can access the mold problems in a systematic and less disruptive way.

We follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when assessing, planning, and implementing mold remediation. Containment is vital, preventing moldy debris from drifting elsewhere to start the cycle again. Air scrubbers help exhaust contaminants to the outside and seal plastic barriers around the worksite. Scraping and brushing remove mold from solid surfaces, but porous materials also show good results when we add slightly abrasive techniques like soda blasting or dry ice pellet blasting, depending on the circumstances and environment. We offer controlled demolition of mold-contaminated building materials and contents that are non-salvageable.

Storm Damage

When your Little Rock home is in the path of severe storm activity, an almost endless array of harm can befall. Lightning strikes cause fires, while strong winds rip roofs off and send debris into the siding, creating holes for the elements to invade. Torrential rains or other forms of precipitation complicate the situation, flowing inside your house from top to bottom. Overwhelmed storm drains force sewage to back up, and flash flooding or saturated ground permit contaminated water inside crawl spaces, foundations, and basements.

Little Rock storm damage requires a full-service disaster response, why SERVPRO commits to our investment in well-trained technicians and state of the art mitigation and remediation equipment. We can call on other members of our nationwide network if our community needs us to scale up our response. You can rely on us to prioritize your needs at this difficult time.

Because we are competent and confident in our ability to respond to all disasters, we save you the need to line up different contractors for different projects. Everything from securing the scene to packing out contents to remediation for water, fire, mold, and more are covered. We are a local firm, with an unshakable commitment to this community, dedicated to returning your home to preloss condition after storm damage, "Like it never even happened."

Call on SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village for all your disaster mitigation and remediation needs. One call to (501) 217-8723 sets our highly-qualified team in motion, ready to manage your loss with professionalism and compassion.

SERVPRO Professionals Give Tips on Little Rock Floodwater Odor Removal

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

woman holding nose because of foul odor Has flooding left foul odors in your home? SERVPRO to the rescue! We can eliminate that odor and leave your home smelling clean.

SERVPRO Can Remove Bad Odors After Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home Effectively

Floodwater can bring many pollutants such as sewage, dead animals, debris, vegetation, and filthy water into your home. These pollutants can leave an unbearable odor behind. The experts at SERVPRO can take all flood damage cleanup steps seriously to eliminate contaminants and bad odor.

After flood damage in your Little Rock residence, hiring professionals can ensure proper cleanup and odor removal. We have highly trained and experienced team who can clean up your home, dry it, and remove malodors. We have access to advanced equipment that helps us restore homes to their preloss state.

We can use water extraction equipment like electric submersible pumps to remove the standing water. Our crew can also clean and disinfect your home to eliminate the contaminants that cause foul odors in flooded properties. Drying the property is also vital to prevent mold growth. We have access to advanced air moving and dehumidifying equipment that can dry your home faster.

Odors can still linger in affected areas after the floodwater removal, cleaning, and drying process. Our professional restoration team has the expertise to choose the most suitable odor removal methods and equipment based on the situation at hand. Some factors we consider in choosing appropriate odor elimination methods include:

Water based cleaning potential

We check whether the affected surface can survive water-based cleaning. If it is possible to perform water-based cleaning safely, our technicians can add water-based deodorizers to cleaning solutions to control odors. Water-based deodorizes work at various pH extremes and temperatures to neutralize foul odors and replace them with a pleasant scent.

Presence of odors in enclosed areas and the air

If musty odors are present in confined spaces, removing them can be daunting. Our crew can use hydroxyl generators to neutralize the stubborn odors. If there are odors in the air, we can remove them using air scrubbers. These devices draw dirty air in a home through a series of HEPA filters that capture odors, gases, and particles and then exhaust clean air back into the environment.

Presence of biological odors

The unsavory smells of sewage residues or other biological odors create an invisible threat that can disrupt your life. Our SERVPRO can use professional products that can remove the contaminants, causing the odors. We may use sanitizers, sporicides, germicides, or fungicides to eliminate microbes.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village has industry certifications, experience, and training to perform thorough odor removal in flood-damaged homes. Contact us at (501) 217-8723 for swift and efficient disaster mitigation work.

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We Follow The Proper Steps To Ensure Your Little Rock Home Is Restored Efficiently

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

a ceiling caving in after a storm hit Our storm damage specialists have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-storm condition

Safeguarding the Structure after Flood Damage Incidents in Little Rock

Many problems can crop up after a flooding incident in Little Rock. Any issue affecting the structure can have a long-term impact, so taking steps that protect the structure is as crucial as cleaning up the soiling and contamination left after the incident. When our SERVPRO team responds to your call, we take steps to address such issues.

A flood damage incident in Little Rock is likely to affect both contents and the structure in equal measure. An appropriate response plan, however, should distinguish between the contents and building to ensure the right outcome. The structure is anything permanently attached to the building, including the floors, ceiling, walls, and attached floor coverings. Protecting the structure starts with simple actions such as moving out contents from affected areas creating sufficient room to scope the level of water intrusion, and to perform other restoration processes.

Understanding how various materials react after exposure to flood damage incidents can help in the quest to protect the structure. Porous materials absorb water quickly and may lose structural integrity fast. Apart from absorbing water when submerged, other actions such as wicking can spread moisture from the original contact point to other parts of the material. Drywall and other gypsum-based wall materials fall under this category. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts a few inches above the waterline, halting further spreading of moisture through wicking. We remove the wet drywall along with other materials in the wall cavity, such as insulation.

Semi porous materials like hardwood may take long to absorb water. However, the absorbed moisture takes time to dissipate and can cause severe problems, including compromising the structural integrity of the entire building. For example, the moisture can cause structural supports such as frames to warp. They can also rot, which would diminish their load-bearing capabilities. Our SERVPRO technicians investigate moisture ingression without focusing on the condition at the surface of the material. We have penetrating moisture meters, among other detection equipment. We also use various procedures, including the use of heat and ventilation to remove excess moisture.

Thorough cleaning and other steps that restore the property to its preloss state take resources. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 to help perform the process in a way that guarantees structural safety.

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How Little Rock Residents are Mitigating Flood Damage

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

flooded home living room with furniture Flood waters can damage homes fast. Contact SERVPRO to arrive on the scene to handle the situation.

Why SERVPRO Offers Effective Restoration for Little Rock Homes With Flood Damage

Water supports life on earth, but at times it causes severe destruction to property. An example is when heavy rain caused the Arkansas River to swell several months ago, making it necessary for residents of the neighborhood close to the river to move to higher ground. Flash flooding is another concern in Little Rock. It results in a wall of water that carries mud, rocks, and other debris, sweeping everything in its path.

A levee break can also cause overland flooding that covers a wide area, affecting many homes. If your Little Rock home has flood damage, you need help from a flood restoration firm like SERVPRO to remove the standing water, dry, and disinfect the affected areas. When you enlist our services, you can expect:

Fast response and restoration

Saving time is vital when dealing with flood damage. Response and care should start within the first twenty-four hours to prevent further harm in your property. A quick response can help you save your belongings and home. Our team can use various types of extractors to remove water from your home, such as extraction units, submersible pumps, and deep extraction tools. Our team has certifications such as ASD, Applied Structural Drying Technician, which enables us to dry water-damaged structures and contents effectively.


Floodwater comprises bacteria and filth that can cause health issues to people and pets living in your home. It is necessary to disinfect your home to eliminate the contaminants. The presence of organic pollutants on surfaces limits the effectiveness of many disinfectants. Antimicrobial products disinfect a home better when they contact microorganisms on clean surfaces. Our team can clean the contaminated surfaces and then use antimicrobial products to eradicate microorganisms.


After a flooding incident, it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed. Our team can help you explain the situation to your insurance firm. We can guide you through the process of filing a claim and provide the paperwork you need. This can take a considerable burden off your shoulders and allow for a more straightforward claim filing process. We can also advise you about the items you can keep and the ones you must discard.

Mold remediation

Mold development is one of the main issues associated with flooding. Mold can grow in walls, ceilings, and floor joints. It can cause health effects if not cleaned up properly. Our SERVPRO crew can remove mold from your home safely. We can physically remove the contaminated porous materials and dry the affected surfaces effectively.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village offers flood restoration services that can help you get back to your home quickly. Contact us any time at (501) 217-8723. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Our Trained Professionals At The First Signs Of Flood Damage

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a wall of a home Our mold remediation specialists have the training and state-of-the-art equipment to handle any size mold damage.

Steps SERVPRO Takes to Limit Mold in Little Rock Homes with Flood Damage

Flood damage is always a severe situation in a property, even in small quantities of water, due to the probability of contamination. Even brief exposure has the potential to cause illness, and the longer it remains on-site, the more damage it does.

From the first moment of flood damage in a Little Rock home, the clock starts ticking for mold spore germination. Mold spores are always present inside, and outside homes, however, they post no real threat unless conditions are right for the setup and growth of colonies.


Technicians undergo extensive training in the restoration sciences to learn the best practices for every type of home disaster. They continue their education as advancements occur in technology and mitigation methods for the best outcome for each job.

Stopping Favorable Conditions for Mold

As part of their training to become certified, SERVPRO technicians learn the factors that favor mold growth and know flood loss situations are likely to result in mold. When ambient humidity levels are greater than 50%, and exposure to moisture encourages airborne spores to germinate. The colonies flourish on consumable items such as folders, papers, photos, wood building materials, and sheetrock is a particular favorite place to establish a home. The technicians extract floodwater and deploy air mover and dehumidifiers to quickly dry the area and render any existing colonies dry for careful removal.

Proactive Treatments

Flood damage has the potential to bring multiple organisms into a home. SERVPRO technicians treat surfaces affected by groundwater with the range of antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning solutions to leave surfaces sanitary. In cases where mold colony removal occurred, technicians treat the areas with a proprietary antimicrobial sealer to discourage any re-establishment of mold infestations before the completion of any needed repairs or reconstruction.

Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 at the first sign of flood damage. Their technicians are trained and certified in all aspects of water damage restoration to make the loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO offers Immediate Fire Damage Cleanup in Affected Little Rock Homes

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

A guy holding electrical wires with fried hair and soot on his face. Don’t let a fire in your Little Rock home wreak havoc on your life, call SERVPRO today.

Little Rock community, SERVPRO will be there in a flash for your fire damage.

A fire of any size can destroy your Little Rock home. Apart from the flames burning building materials and possessions, soot and smoke can also wreak havoc to your home and belongings. At SERVPRO, we understand that your sentimental keepsakes, treasured possessions, and expensive home are at stake. We can, therefore, do our best to reduce the expense of fire and soot damage to your property. 

Many homeowners do not realize that fire damage restoration involves a lot of work until they go through it. When your Little Rock residence has fire damage, you need to complete several tasks to restore it to its pre-damaged state. You need to know about the following factors when it comes to fire damage restoration. 

  • Timing is critical - When dealing with fire damage, acting fast is vital. If a fire burned a hole in your roof, rainwater could come in through the ceiling and ruin your property further. The water used to extinguish the fire can cause mold growth. That’s why we offer emergency services to prevent the destruction from getting worse. We can address holes in walls by boarding them up using plywood. We can also install roof tarps. 
  • Smoke is also a problem - Smoke can cause more damage than the flames because of its ability to reach a broader area.
  • Destruction is not always visible - Some damage like charing may be visible, but another type of damage like soot that adheres in the back of drywall may be invisible. 

During a fire, soot, fire and smoke particles adhere to and settle on surfaces. Restoration involves removing the soot residues. Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke behaves during a fire and therefore know where to find the most substantial deposits of smoke residues when inspecting a home for visible and hidden damage. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can clean up the soot and other residue using wet cleaning or dry cleaning procedures. We can clean and restore upholstery, carpets, rugs, cabinets, and furniture. Our team can also remove and dispose of unsalvageable items. 

Taking steps to restore your home quickly after a fire loss is vital. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for an immediate restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Act Fast And Call SERVPRO For Professional Flood Damage Restoration In Little Rock

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Our trained technicians act fast and protect your belongings after flood damage. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Vital Mitigation After Unexpected Flooding in Little Rock Homes

While natural disasters are not uncommon to Little Rock residents, many circumstances can threaten properties with little or no notice. Getting caught off guard by a destructive force like flooding can be devastating to your home, and even more so if you do not seek out professional restoration right away. Our team can offer real-time mitigation strategies, even amid the flooding, to reduce your loss and help later restoration to be more efficient and cost-effective.

As flood damage occurs, Little Rock residents worry most about structural damages and the destruction of irreplaceable belongings and keepsakes inside of the house. By reaching out to our SERVPRO rapid response team at the first sign of an emergency, we can arrive promptly to help you protect these things that matter most to you. This protection begins with effective extraction work that can limit flow into your home until our technicians can seal up the penetration points.

Once the flow has ceased into your home, you need to have the excess water removed quickly so that debris removal, cleaning, and drying efforts can follow. We arrive with a variety of extraction equipment including portable sump pumps and gas-powered units that can remove standing water fast from the affected areas of your property. For severe flooding situations, we also have truck-mounted, high-powered options that can work even more efficiently to remove this hazard.

Protecting your belongings is an important step to the mitigation work that we do. We understand that there are keepsakes and heirlooms in your home that monetary compensation cannot replace or replicate. We work to remove all of the at-risk items from your house to a safe storage area or our facility for disinfection, cleaning, and drying.

Mitigation is a vital component to the successful restoration of a flood-damaged home. If you are affected by an unexpected flooding situation, you can depend on the fast response and extensive training of our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village technicians. Give us a call 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.

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Rely On Our Certified Professionals To Restore Your Little Rock Home

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwaters in this home required a demolition and our team was there to produce a full restoration.

Why SERVPRO Should be Chosen for Flood Damage in Your Little Rock Home

Floods in Little Rock can be scary. Your safe and dry home is suddenly under much water, and you may not even know what to do next. There are fortunately several things you can do ahead of time to help protect your home, family, and property from the destructive floods. 

Flooding and flood damage in your Little Rock home needs professional attention, no matter how severe it was. SERVPRO staff are thoroughly trained and experienced to help you out in a situation like this, as quickly as possible to avoid further flood damage and the growth of mold. Because we understand the direness of the situation for your structure, your possessions, and how much your life has been turned upside down, it is not difficult to understand why SERVPRO are the ones to contact after floodwaters have invaded your home.

Getting a battery-operated radio is one of the first things you should do so that you can hear broadcasts and updates about the weather. A weather radio can broadcast bulletins from the NOAA, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is a network of radio stations that broadcast continuous weather information across the country. They put out a variety of emergency notifications which include flood warnings and watches, flash flood warnings and watches, and notices to evacuate.

Be prepared to contact our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as the storms subside so we can help you right away. You do not want to give the water any extra time to sit in your home, as more damage can occur. Our industrial strength pumps, fans, and dehumidifiers can get the water out of your home and dry it quickly.

Establish an evacuation route ahead of time as well. If you know your way around your immediate geographic vicinity, and how to get through your community while its flooded can save your life. You must keep on higher ground if you do evacuate, and all family members should know where to meet up if you get separated. Go over these plans once you write them down to ensure that all family members understand what to do in an emergency.

You should also save copies of any important documents and raise appliances off the ground. Raising electrical outlets and major appliances can prevent them from being flooded. Have an emergency supply kit made up and readily accessible that you can take with you if you need to evacuate.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village acts quickly to come to your assistance when your home in Cammack Village, Little Rock, or the surround areas floods. Reach out to us as soon as possible by dialing (501) 404-4225 so we can begin work on drying your home out and getting life as you and your family know it back to normal.

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Little Rock Properties Suffer Minimal Flood Damage When SERVPRO Is Called to Help

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Manages Flood Damage in Little Rock with Ease

Floods can happen at any time causing various types of damages to affected property. Flooding can occur as a result of rising water or driving rain that forces water through an improperly sealed window or door opening. Strong winds also lead to flooding if they blow up parts of the roofing or drive heavy debris such as tree branches to puncture holes in the roof or other parts of the structure. Whatever cause leads to the flooding in your Little Rock property, it is essential to manage the situation to limit or reverse the damages done. Our IICRC certified technicians apply their extensive training in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying to manage the situation.
After the initial round of flood damage in Little Rock, further losses can occur if nothing is done to secure the structure. For example, even a slight drizzle can filter into a structure through a punctured roof ruining contents within the structure. That is why our SERVPRO technicians take measures such as installing roof tarps and boarding up immediately to secure the property from continuing damages.
Standing water left too long within the structure causes additional damages. Common issues include rusting in metal, rotting and warping in wood, and mold in many organic materials including fabrics. The water can also delaminate carpets and weaken joints in wooden furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians use various advanced equipment including truck-mounted water extractors and pumps to remove standing water from the property fast. We also have portable water extraction wands to reach areas with limited space.
Contamination is common during flooding incidents especially when caused by rising water. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants before starting the cleanup process. Our SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as pressure washers and shovels to remove different kinds of soiling including silt, sewage, or other wastes introduced by floodwaters. We also dry all excess moisture from the structure to prevent mold and bad odors from developing.
Floods ruin contents and parts of the structure within a short while. You can prevent secondary damages if you take steps to manage the situation. Call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 for assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When A Severe Storm Causes Flood Damage To Your Home In Little Rock, You Need Our Professionals To Help!

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Many Little Rock homeowners have become all too familiar with the devastating storms that can affect the area.

Severe Weather That Causes Flooding In Little Rock Homes

Many Little Rock homeowners have become all too familiar with the devastating storms that can affect the area. With high winds, hail, torrential rainfall, and other potential threats, the path that the storm takes could have a direct and catastrophic impact on your home. Part of the reason why our professionals are available 24/7 is to offer fast service in the face of emergencies that often coincide with storm damages like flooding in your house.

While you might find yourself ill-prepared for flood damages in your Little Rock home, our professionals have extensive training in disaster response to provide much-needed mitigation in this emergency. Through both our extensive education to obtain our IICRC certifications in water damage restoration and property mitigation and our continued training through in-house and online coursework, we seek to offer our customers technicians equipped to handle any facet of flood recovery.

With severe weather, flying debris and fallen trees can be significant threats to your property. With the right circumstances, your roof or siding can become damaged and allow runoff and rainfall to enter directly into your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can provide emergency board up and tarping services to our customers to prevent further penetration for smaller-scale breaches, but entire restoration gets left to reputable residential contractors in the area.

Damage to your property and the subsequent flooding that could occur can happen quickly, so you need a team that can respond just as fast in the face of this emergency. Our SERVPRO professionals have the tools and expertise to quickly extract excess water from the affected areas of your home and set out to efficiently dry the area as well to prevent further degradation of structural elements.

While you might find that there are options regarding the professional restoration service that you can choose when severe weather allows flooding in your home, a wise choice is SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village. Our team of highly-trained technicians offers effective and efficient service amid a crisis that can preserve more of your property and save you money. Give us a call at (501) 217-8723.

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Is Water Ruining the Grout in Your Little Rock Home?

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

A little leak, over time, can cause a lot of damage. This owner went on vacation and came back to a broken pipe.

Little Rock's Water Damage Technicians Discuss Methods Used During Restoration

Anytime water finds its way into your Little Rock residence many of your building materials and structural components can get ruined. Once a pipe breaks or appliances malfunction inside your home water damage can occur that you may not notice right away. Moisture follows gravity and usually heads down, but it can soak into materials and seep into cracks and cause problems you may not be able to see. For example, sometimes moisture can seep into the grout in between tiles or get behind them and cause the wood that the tiles are attached to get wet. Anytime organic materials inside a building suffer from water damage, the environment lends itself to the possibility of mold if the substances stay wet for too long.   

Mold only needs moisture, an organic food source, the right temperature and enough time to form and cause more problems to your building materials, which is why during any water damage scenario in Little Rock our SERVPRO technicians provide fast 24/7 service. We know that the faster we can remove the moisture from your home, the less likely secondary problems such as mold can occur. We are available any time of the day, and conveniently located so that we can respond and begin mitigating your problems right away.  

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO knows where to look to find the water leaks that are not readily noticeable. We can use our advanced technology including specialized moisture sensors to figure out all of the places moisture has gone. Once we determine which building materials and contents inside your home got affected, we can then devise a plan to remove moisture from your structure quickly.  

Depending on which things got wet, we use a variety of industrially advanced equipment. During most scenarios, we use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out structural components rapidly. In cases where materials like hardwood floors or drywall get wet, we can use things like drying mats and injectidry systems to remove moisture from the materials. If you ever have a water leak occur at your residence, call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 24/7.

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Several Matters to Consider When Finding a Water Damage Restoration Company in Little Rock

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

A leaking roof quickly becomes a wet ceiling or a dripping wall. Don't ignore water damage! Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Mitigation is a Wise Choice for Your Little Rock Home

Whether you are contending with a leaking roof or a faulty appliance, many situations can threaten your Little Rock residence. One of the challenging aspects of water damage within your home is the knowledge of how widespread the situation is and knowing whether you have successfully dried the damaged areas enough to prevent further degradation. Our professional mitigation and restoration services can help you.

Many homeowners might not think of professional restoration and cleanup services are necessary following water damage in their Little Rock house, but there are several ways that choosing SERVPRO can save your time and money. These savings begin with our prompt arrival in response to your emergency. With our team available 24 hours a day with the full measure of our resources and advanced equipment, we can dramatically improve the circumstances in your home in a short period.

We can accurately determine the full scope of the damages that your home has sustained from the water loss incident, offering you a fast response in areas that require immediate attention. These same tools, such as our thermal imagery cameras, can maintain our progress and effectiveness through extraction and drying efforts, identifying areas that require focused efforts to eliminate lingering moisture.

We have advanced products stocked on our emergency response Green Fleet vehicles specially formulated for SERVPRO to prevent the production of mold on at-risk organic materials throughout your home in the vicinity of the water damages. This antimicrobial solution can help prevent the growth of mold and fungus, which can begin in as little 2-3 days in a persistently damp environment. We also have a crew dedicated to mold remediation should this problem already exist.

Our franchise works to offer each customer that we serve restoration and mitigation services that exceed their expectations. With our extensive training and industry-leading equipment, our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village rapid response team can offer cost-effective and time-saving solutions for your water-damaged property. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (501) 764-4939.

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