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Spring Flooding Encourages Readiness in Fayetteville

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Spring Flooding Encourages Readiness in Fayetteville Sump Pumps Both Prevent and Extract Flood Waters from Fayetteville Properties

Conditions Post Storms Mitigated by SERVPRO

Flash flooding this past spring puts residents of Northeast Arkansas on notice that their homes may be a risk. All it takes is a line of torrential rain, and even homeowners who never experience wet basements or foundations find themselves inches deep in flood water. Managing flooding is a SERVPRO specialty, crews ready to dry and restore your home fast.
 
Several different avenues of ingress cause flood damage to your Fayetteville home during a period of heavy rains. Overwhelmed gutters and downspouts fail to divert all the water rolling off your roof away from your foundation, sending it into your basement. At the same time, the unrelenting rain over several days saturates the ground around your dwelling, seeping even more moisture inside. You need a dedicated crew of workers who know their way around submersible pumps and water extractors. We deliver.
 
Our team arrives and removes the standing water with pumps, and follows up with our industrial strength extractors. A certified technician is essential when pulling water out of carpeting and off tile or hardwood flooring. The power of the machine has the potential for damage when an inexperienced operator runs it across these surfaces.
 
If cinder blocks form the walls of your basement, it is critical that our SERVPRO workers use moisture meters to determine if water is caught in the recesses of the blocks. With water coming in both from the top of the wall and oozing in from the ground the possibility the hidden water remains after a cursory extraction is high. Painted walls prevent the cinder block from releasing the moisture from interior cells. Using holes drilled through mortar joints at intervals from the bottom joint gives the water a number of egress points. Air movers and dehumidifiers help move the moisture out. We assess the moisture level of an unaffected cinder block wall to ensure our drying goals are appropriate.
 
SERVPRO applied structural drying technicians evaluate the condition of any appliances or heating and cooling systems in the basement. Care must be taken as water conducts electricity and can be deadly until the area and mechanicals dry out and are inspected for safety. We also help inventory and remove items stored in the flooded areas. Staging these items away from the basement gives us and you a chance to ascertain the damage and decide what strategies to use to sort, dry, and discard articles damaged beyond restoration.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale understands the destructive power of flash flooding and knows how to restore homes in its path. Call our office at (479) 419-5544 to turn the corner toward recovery.

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Early Protection Provides Mold Protection For Johnson Area Homes

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Early Protection Provides Mold Protection For Johnson Area Homes Moisture Contributes to Mold Growth in this Johnson Ceiling and Wall

Take It Easy! Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Taking a strong offensive approach is likely your best bet when dealing with mold. However, you must remain on the lookout for early signs of possible growth, prevent moisture problems, and call a qualified professional for help when you notice watermarks or musty smells developing in your home.
 
Catching growth early, limits mold damage in your Johnson area home. It is entirely possible to clean contaminated areas thoroughly and prevent regrowth if caught early enough. However, it is essential to have the source of moisture repaired, and the affected area dried properly, often requiring professional assistance to get the job done right.
 
At SERVPRO we understand how serious mold growth in your home can be, which is why we make every effort to limit your exposure and get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our technicians take the time to explain positive steps that you can adopt to help avoid future problems and protect your family better.  
 
Since mold grows everywhere, controlling your indoor humidity and moisture levels contributes to a successful remediation process. It helps to have the appropriate ventilation systems in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, improving your chances of maintaining a mold-free environment that you and your family can enjoy.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the services you need to get mold growth in your home under control in a quick and efficient manner. Putting years of experience, training, and advanced water extraction, cleaning, and deodorization equipment to work for you. All while maintaining a safe, clean working environment and preventing the spread of mold throughout your home.
 
SERVPRO checks every area of your home including your attic, basement, and hard to reach crawlspaces that anyone rarely uses. Any section of your home that contains shady, damp areas that may cause mold to flourish. Leaving no stone unturned as we advance through your inspection and remediation process.  
 
Give SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale an opportunity to provide you with the mold damage restoration services you deserve. Make the call to our office for additional information or to schedule your initial inspection today. (479) 419-5544

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The Mother’s Day Gift That Goes Astray in Fayetteville

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Mother’s Day Gift That Goes Astray in Fayetteville Storms, Geysers? and Fountains Can Cause Flooding in Fayetteville--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Storms and Fountains Can Cause Flooding

Water features in a garden are popular and create a fresh and calming ambiance. If a fountain or pool overfills, causing water to travel towards your foundation expect harm to your crawl space or lower level. SERVPRO crews help with water removal and moisture control regardless of the source, so the situation resolves without long-term damage.
 
Be careful what you ask for when redesigning an outdoor area near your house. That koi pond or bubbling fountain spells flood damage to your Fayetteville home if a pump malfunctions or the pool liner leaks. Our technicians respond to any flooding situation with the water damage restoration industry’s best practices. We require advanced training and certification classes approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for all of our restoration staff.
 
The flooding can be precipitous, a large inrush of water when the fountain pump keeps pulling in rather than recycling water or the pond overflows. Alternatively, the water seeps in a bit at a time until your basement, crawl space, or slab foundation holds several inches of pool or fountain water. Any way it happens, you must engage professionals to abate the water flow and restore the damage. Pool or fountain water usually classifies as gray water, already contaminated with infectious waste like bird droppings or fish waste. SERVPRO staff receives certification in contaminated water remediation, essential for the protection of your and your family’s health and the integrity of your foundation and building structure.
 
SERVPRO employees extract the gray water from within your home, using truck-mounted pumps and wet vacuums that collect the water for proper disposal. Depending on the construction of your home they then sanitize the walls, crawl space, or slab, making certain to find and remove all hidden pockets of water. If improper or damaged vapor barriers are present, they replace them to the industry standard. Air humidity and structural moisture are measured and monitored, with air movers or dehumidifiers placed to bring these levels down to recommended numbers. The dirty water increases the possibility of secondary microbial damage, so proper drying is mandatory to avoid mold build-up.
 
Restart the fountain or refill the pool only after SERVPRO’s recommendation concerning grading around the foundation and servicing of defective pumps and leaky pools are followed. Then vigilance is the key to preventing future flooding.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale knows it is hard to predict what damage to expect from outdoor water features and bad weather. We are available year round at (479) 419-5544 to troubleshoot unusual flooding issues.

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Mold Damage in Fayetteville Storage Facilities

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage in Fayetteville Storage Facilities Many people turn to using a storage unit at one or several times in their lives. Make sure that a mold infestation in your business does not spread.

Quick Action is Key to Preventing a Mold Infestation From Growing


In a college town, students take advantage of self-storage facilities to secure belongings between semesters or when they study abroad. This plan works well for the traveling scholars and is a great business opportunity for the owner of the storage company until mildew or mold infiltrates one or more units. SERVPRO has the experience to respond when microbial growth gets out of control and threatens your business.
 
Problems arise when water leaks inside or moisture otherwise raises the humidity level high enough to support commercial mold damage in your Fayetteville self-storage business. Your tenants often put their stored property out of their mind and rarely visit to inspect the areas rented. Mold needs no light to grow, so hidden pockets proliferate. Your offer to protect customers’ belongings is at risk if microbes grow unabated. When you discover mold in the storage common areas or rented rooms, your first step must include lining up a reliable remediation company.
 
SERVPRO trains its staff to follow proper EPA protocols when molds are an issue. When an inspection of your facility reveals mold contamination, quick but sure action is the only answer. Qualified restoration staff contain and remove mold, and then sanitize the area where mold grew. The interconnected storage units pose a challenge if a common HVAC system heats, cools, and clears the air. Well trained remediation staff choose to use air scrubbers with negative air pressure to keep the mold outbreak confined to just the one unit.
 
Mold remediation is incomplete if the source of water is ignored. Mold spores are always present, inside and out. They mature into mold colonies when moisture feeds them. The mold experts from SERVPRO took advanced classes to help find the water causing the problem. Flat roofs with clogged drains, cracked cinder block walls, high humidity, and flooding are just some of the things leading to mold growth. This mold remediation expert has dozens of practical suggestions to prevent future microbial growth based upon finding and securing leaks and other water incursions.
 
Sometimes unit tenants bring the wetness and mold risk into the storage area. SERVPRO works with you, offering tips to inspect the contents and advise customers to limit the mold growth you invite when you rent to careless lessees.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale guides your storage business through the stress of mold remediation. Call (479) 419-5544 to set up a consultation right away.

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Historic Homes in Fayetteville Raise the Risk of Fire Damage

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Historic Homes in Fayetteville Raise the Risk of Fire Damage Contact SERVPRO after fire damage in the bedroom of your historic home in order to get you sleeping in the room quickly after remediation.

SERVPRO can Assess BOTH to Prevent or to Remediate Your Property


Beautiful and elegant, homes in our area that are more than a century old bring the possibility of heightened fire risk because of antiquated electrical service. Grounding adapters used with or without extension cords make it easier to plug in electronics, but also expose your home to the possibility of fire. If a spark or overheated adapter start a blaze, SERVPRO helps with the cleanup.
 
Frustrated with few bedroom electrical outlets, you decided to use an adapted extension cord and power strip to charge your phone. The charger overheated, causing fire damage to your Fayetteville home when nearby bedding ignited. Fortunately, no injury resulted, but you need help dealing with the aftermath of the flames, smoke, and soot. Fire damage restoration is the heart of what we do, and our results prove this focus.
 
When fabrics catch fire, they often smolder, spreading thick smoke and a covering of sticky soot throughout your home. Even areas far from the actual fire suffer from a black coating and persistent odors. The SERVPRO fire restoration team inspect all interior spaces as the recovery plan develops. Careful attention to the different strategies taught to our technicians to best clean and restore a variety of materials and items add needed details.
 
Bed linens and clothing respond well to machine washing, taking care to limit the loads and rinse thoroughly. Curtains and wardrobe elements that are not washable profit from dry cleaning, although be sure the shop has experience with fire damage. Foam cleaning is a fine choice for upholstery. Solid surfaces like floors, dressers, and nightstands clean up using a spray and wipe technique. We offer carpet cleaning, definitely not a do-it-yourself option as the gritty and sometimes greasy residue from a fire requires skill to remove.
 
If you filter light with blinds HEPA vacuuming or immersion cleaning are both viable options. Walls need assessment to decide if dusting or vacuuming is enough, or if scrubbing is indicated. Painting freshens the look but is a choice only after proper cleaning. SERVPRO advises you if you take on some of the tasks like laundering or cleaning knick-knacks.
 
Smoky or other fire-related odors need professional deodorization. Air fresheners or other coverups are not a permanent solution. SERVPRO deodorization technicians analyze how the smells invaded your home and use methods designed to replicate their spread to eliminate them.
 
A bedroom fire restoration needs the expertise of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. Make the call to (479) 419-5544 immediately, so you soon again rest easy.

Arts District Relies On SERVPRO When Water Damage Threatens

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Arts District Relies On SERVPRO When Water Damage Threatens Keep your store open after the storm with a quick call to SERVPRO. Your customers will thank you.

SERVPRO Has the Resources to Handle a Large Scale Disaster Recovery Effort in Fayetteville


Businesses in the West Dickson Street Commercial Historic District, need a trusted water damage restoration partner when disaster strikes. Unexpected weather patterns bring heavy rains that overwhelm the roofs, gutters, and drainage systems, exposing this vibrant neighborhood to the risk of significant water damage. SERVPRO provides fast and dependable aid to the business community when water invades.
 
When one storefront or restaurant struggles with commercial water damage in the Fayetteville arts and theater district, chances are good the trouble spreads to neighboring. Sharing common walls and sometimes foundations create opportunities for the torrential rains to damage several commercial enterprises during the same storm. Finding water disaster restoration contractors that understand how water travels once it infiltrates a building is a key to a successful outcome.
 
It is also critical that the businesses discover a recovery company that offers services of the scale needed when many buildings experience water damage. The nearly 1,800 franchises that make up the SERVPRO family nationwide work together when necessary in Disaster Recovery Teams to manage vast and complex natural disasters. This way your business need not line up and hope that help comes on time. The united front SERVPRO conjures is impressive in its size and competence.
 
Working together, with SERVPRO as a dedicated member of the team, your business and others survive water damage from storms that cannot be predicted or for which you and your employees can prepare. State of the art equipment, including powerful water extractors, submersible pumps, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, are in SERVPRO’s arsenal. More importantly, the technicians who operate these tools receive industry leading training and refresher courses throughout their employment. They understand how to assess a water damage scene and what steps to take to abate the harm.
 
SERVPRO also appreciates that businesses need to provide services and products reliably to their customers. Even during the time the restoration happens, endeavors that remain open and offering at least a basic level of commerce fare better than stores, theaters, and restaurants that choose to close down. Containment of the damage by a top-notch restoration contractor combined with a swift and sure response avoids ruin and ensures you are ready to thrive despite any setback.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale awaits your call, ready to put the pieces of your business back together after water damage. Operators are available 24/7 at (479) 419-5544.

A Trusted And Proven Fire Damage Company for Fayetteville

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Trusted And Proven Fire Damage Company for Fayetteville SERVPRO Secures and Cleans Up Your Fire Damaged Fayetteville Home

Rely on SERVPRO for Total Restoration and Cleaning After a Fire

When fire blazes within a home the last thing a person needs is to waste time figuring out the best fire restoration company near me. Even though you never want to make use of this information, know that the answer to that question is SERVPRO, the company you need as your partner every step of the way toward complete recovery.
 
Rather than wondering, hit the ground running when fire damages your Fayetteville home. Making certain that SERVPRO staff arrive to help you sort out matters is as simple as a phone call. Professional yet compassionate office staff ensure a full complement of trained and certified technicians are on their way, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Each customer receives undivided attention from both on-site technicians and well-connected management who guide you through the red tape of insurance claims and local ordinances.
 
SERVPRO pledges to restore your home back to preloss condition quickly and professionally. As much as possible, depending on the facts of each situation, the emphasis is to allow you and your family to remain in the home as restoration proceeds. The stress of a move-out exacerbates the fear caused by the fire and makes the homeowner feel out of control. Extra expenses can be prohibitive with the challenges your family already endures, and there is no certainty your insurance coverage is adequate.
 
You and your family experience the least discomfort possible if SERVPRO and you determine you can remain in your home. The staff assigned to your dwelling is capable of constructing practical and useful barriers, securing your temporarily limited living area away from the work proceeding to restore damaged areas of the house. Even in cases where there was significant damage done to the room or wing where the fire started, the equipment, training, and experience of this industry-leading company allow for safe zones within other areas of your home. The use of air scrubbers and the staff’s familiarity with HVAC issues means air quality remains appropriate in temporary living areas during the technicians’ work.
 
A garage or other outbuilding available to stage items awaiting cleaning and repair helps the team immensely. SERVPRO always collaborates with you (and your insurance adjuster) to create a complete inventory of moved items, so your home easily returns to its preloss condition as the technicians perform the final touches without the loss of possessions.
 
What SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale strives to deliver is your satisfaction. The relief you feel when your entire house returns to you “Like it never even happened” makes the restoration process worth every step. Make the call to (479) 419-5544.

Flood Damage Can Include More Than Water-Related Problems In Johnson

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Can Include More Than Water-Related Problems In Johnson Until you have been face-to-face with the damage flood can cause it can be difficult to understand how extensive the damage can be.

Flood Damage


Until you have been face-to-face with the damage flood can cause it can be difficult to understand how extensive the damage can be. Damages also include what the flood carried in with it, as well as household furnishings that were damaged by the increased humidity levels in higher areas of the home.

Johnson residents who have flood damage in their homes also need to be aware of corrosion of metal items, possible mold growth, and security issues with swollen windows on second story floors. When SERVPRO deals with a home that has had a flooding disaster, we address not only the standing water but every facet of flood damage.

Contamination of both biological and chemical elements need to be addressed and eliminated. Carpeting needs to be pulled up so the padding below can be removed. Floors need time to dry thoroughly before padding and carpeting can be relaid. Destroyed materials must be properly inventoried and then disposed of in an approved manner. Wall materials must be torn out and replaced where they have been saturated and then repainted in their entirety.

After visible damage from a flood has been eliminated through remediation efforts, mold inhibitors are applied where needed to prevent mold from growing. Mold inhibitors are also useful in preventing bacterial growth. Ensuring that clothing is completely dry before removing from the dryer is even more important after a flood, as damp clothing is especially vulnerable to infestations of mold and mildew.

Air blowers used in conjunction with heaters, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers eliminate not only latent moisture but also any mold spores or other microscopic particles in the air. Cleaning in any area can dislodge particles that were otherwise fixed in their location and send them into the air. Air scrubbers and vacuums with HEPA-grade filters collect and prevent them from spreading.

Before food damage can increase in your home after a water disaster, call the experienced professionals of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, at (479) 419-5544. We are always available and can bring your home to pre-flood condition quicker than you might think possible.

Prevent Mold Damage To Your Fayetteville Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent Mold Damage To Your Fayetteville Home Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth.

Mold Damage Prevention

Homeowners in Arkansas know that mold is an unwelcome house guest. Mold in your home looks unsightly but worse than that it damages your belongings and the structure of your home, and might cause health effects. That is why it is important to act on the first sign of mold damage.

SERVPRO is here to help with mold damage to your Fayetteville home. Our IICRC certified technicians have the equipment and know how to carry out effective mold remediation. We quickly assess the extent of the mold damage, seal off the contaminated area, and get to work cleaning every surface. We understand that every mold damaged surface requires an individual approach to cleaning. We use powerful HEPA vacuums to get rid of loose mold spores, sanding and damp wiping to clean up semi-porous materials, and the correct cleaning compounds for smooth surfaces.

Our aim is to mitigate mold damage and reduce the presence of mold for a nicer environment for you and your family. There are also various things you can do to prevent mold from occurring:

Check For Problem Areas
Be aware of the problem areas in your home. If your basement or laundry is susceptible to mold, start there. Do your best to waterproof problem areas and always keep an eye on them to check for new colonies.

Dry Clothes Properly
Damp clothes are a leading cause of mold in the home. Never leave damp clothes lying around – hang out to dry or use a tumble drier. If you must dry your clothes indoors, use a well-ventilated area.

Keep The Humidity Down
Humidity is a key factor in mold growth. Buy a simple humidity detector from your local hardware store and look out for condensation in your home, as it is a sign of raised humidity. Use dehumidifiers to keep the humidity down.

Dry Damp Areas Immediately
There are lots of causes of damp areas in your home. They include humidity, damp clothes, condensation, seepage from outside, and damage due to a flood or burst pipe. Drying damp areas immediately helps to prevent mold growth.

Ventilate Your Home
Good ventilation keeps air moving and makes it harder for mold to grow. Open your doors and windows regularly. Open your closets to let air circulate. Move your furniture away from the walls.

Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale today for assistance with mold remediation. Contact us on (479) 419-5544 for the help you need.

Water Removal Protects Fayetteville Homes from Secondary Water Damage

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Protects Fayetteville Homes from Secondary Water Damage SERVPRO Uses Industry Leading Equipment for Water Removal in Fayetteville

SERVPRO Utilizes Many Pieces of Equipment for the Extraction of Water in Fayetteville Properties

Secondary water damage can affect many things in your home. Removing the water and the humidity in the air can reduce or even eliminate much of the risk of this type of damage. However, the process of removing water needs to begin as soon as you know there is a water emergency.

In Fayetteville homes, SERVPRO tailors water removal services to the specific requirements of the home involved. For significant amounts of water that results in interior flooding, including the basement, we use trucks that quickly pump standing water out. When there is less water remaining because of our earlier efforts, or the emergency involves less water, to begin with, we use small portable water extraction units.

When we have removed enough water that your home is only damp, we continue reducing the amount of moisture in your home with additional methods. Some types of secondary water damage can be prevented from occurring with these techniques. Such damage can include substantially increased microbial growth, cracking and splitting of wood furniture, and deterioration of your home's walls and foundation.

Fans are not adequate in creating the required amount of airflow, so we use larger, more powerful air movers. As these blow air around the interior of your home, the air absorbs the moisture still present. Because this moisture needs to be removed, and not just evaporated into the air, dehumidifiers are also used in conjunction with the air movers. Large axial box fans are also useful to large volumes of air movement.

Sometimes, when the air is cooler, we also use heaters to raise the indoor temperature. Refrigerated dehumidifiers require an ambient temperature of at least 70 degrees to extract moisture from the air effectively. Some situations, involving contaminated water, require that air scrubbers be used. When foul odors are present, an ozone-producing unit or hydroxyl generator is always a good choice to add to the equipment used.

SERVPRO water extraction procedures remove the water and the risks of secondary water damage, making everything “Like it never even happened.” Call us, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, 24/7, at (479) 419-5544.