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Damp Laundry can Spread Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Damp Laundry can Spread Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home Mold grows when conditions of moisture and heat in your laundry room or bathroom are right. Contact SERVPRO when you see or smell mold.

SERVPRO can Help Stop the Spread of Mold on Your Property

Dirty clothing landing in the hamper is what you expect your children to do, but when that laundry contains wet or damp items, microbes can proliferate inside the dark confines of the hamper. If your hamper rests against a wall in your Fayetteville home, microbes can easily find their way to the wall's surface and spread even more. Using a clothesline can help kill off any microbes infesting your clothing because sunlight is a natural killer of most microorganisms.
To further protect your home from mold damage in Fayetteville, it is important to ensure that all line-dried clothing is completely dry before bringing any of it inside. Mildew does not care if damp clothing is clean or soiled – either is suitable and promotes microbial growth. Hanging shirts and slacks while still damp is known as an excellent way to remove slight wrinkling without the use of an iron. However, you should do this in an open area. Closed-off locations such as closets, bathrooms, and the area between an open door and the adjacent wall can slow evaporation and allow mildew spots to form on the garment.
Setting aside any items that feel damp when folding clothing before placing it in drawers, and either re-hanging these damp articles or placing them for a short period in the dryer can keep mold from forming. Ironing slightly damp clothing until dry can also help attain an environment that contains fewer mold spores. Additionally, allowing laundry hampers to air out on a sunny day while open can kill mold and prevent strong odors from developing.
Clothing can spread mold easily through your home. It is easier to reduce the microbial population found on clothing than it is to perform mold remediation after mold damage takes hold of your home. Once mold begins to thrive, you need a company like SERVPRO to carry out the steps involved in remediation. Certified in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), our technicians can restore your home's interior to a healthy environment.
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale wants to help you maintain a home free of abnormal levels of mold. From measuring devices that detect microbial activity levels to air scrubbers that remove pollutants and irritants in addition to mold particles and spores in the air, we have everything needed to contain and clean the area affected by mold damage. Whenever you find mold growth in your home, call us at (479) 419-5544. We answer our phones 24/7, every day of the year.

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Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For All Fayetteville Residents

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For All Fayetteville Residents Calling a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO fast after a fire can help reduce secondary damages from occurring. Contact us today.

Our IICRC-Certified Technicians Respond Quickly to Remediate Fire Damage On Your Property

After the fire is out and everyone is gone, the clock starts ticking away. Every minute that it takes you to decide which direction to take next, allows smoke and soot residues to permeate further into various surfaces found in your Fayetteville home.

Immediately after a Fayetteville fire damage incident occurs in your home, smoke and soot residues begin to settle. Soon after, residues cause discoloration that turns to staining if not treated quickly. Within hours, wood furniture may require refinishing, metals start to rust and corrode while clothing and other contents become permanently stained.

The longer you wait, the harder your restoration becomes. Prolonged exposure to smoke and soot residues damage every surface in your home, embedding chemicals into the very fibers of various materials, continually deteriorating items as time progresses. SERVPRO can help stop the deterioration fast and get a hold on secondary damages developing in your home.
Smoke damage travels through crawl spaces, into walls, and your ventilation system. SERVPRO technicians inspect your entire home thoroughly, providing cleaning and deodorization services that help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, making damage disappear, “Like it never even happened.” All of this and more is only a phone call away.

When treated by the fire and smoke damage professionals at SERVPRO, damaged structure, contents, and personal belongings can survive the effects of a fire. We are fully IICRC-certified, with access to industrial-grade equipment, and have several years of experience providing restoration services to customers just like you.

Our entire staff takes every possible action to provide you with full-service solutions to fire damage in your home. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays, and make your restoration as stress-free as possible. Our Green Fleet vehicles are ready to deploy at a moments notice, fully stocked with everything necessary to address problems that occur on your property.

Get the most out of the restoration services available to you, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale for access to qualified professionals who urgently respond to your request for help. We service the entire area, call today. (479) 419-5544

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How The Esporta Wash System Benefits Hotels After Water Removal In Fayetteville

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How The Esporta Wash System Benefits Hotels After Water Removal In Fayetteville Water damage is the last thing any hotel owner wants.

The Esporta Wash System

Water damage is the last thing any hotel owner wants. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents just happen. The weather in Northwest Arkansas is not very severe, but water might damage a hotel by many other means. Maybe a pipe bursts in a bathroom and floods a guest’s suit or an appliance in the laundry breaks down and causes a flood. In any event, swift water removal and drying are key to getting your business back up and running as soon as possible.

Water removal is the first step in restoring your Fayetteville hotel after any flood. Our SERVPRO teams arrive ready to extract moisture using a range of freestanding and truck-mounted pumps. We also have submersible pumps on hand for more severe water damage situations. We carefully extract water using both pumps and extraction tools until we are confident that we have removed as much water as possible.

However, being a hotel owner, you are concerned with more than just getting the water out of there. There is also the question of what happens to any bedclothes, rugs, blankets, drapes or other soft furnishings that were damaged by the flood. Naturally, you do not want to replace them all, but a normal washing machine might not be up to the job of getting them usable again either.

That is where the Esporta washer system comes in. The Esporta system is designed for use in restoration situations, and its manufacturer states that it cleans twice as well as typical restoration dry cleaning systems. The system utilizes a process known as “Hydraulic Cleaning”, which deep cleans all soft items, from bedding to clothes and leather items, and even soft toys. Hydraulic cleaning works much like the action of the waves against the shore, methodically cleaning deep into the materials without damaging it. That is why SERVPRO favors the Esporta system for cleaning and restoring soft materials.

Your soft furnishings are carefully packed up and removed to our specialist restoration facilities for washing. We log every item we remove using industry-standard software so you can rest assured your items are being tracked and taken care of at all times. While your items are at the facility, our IICRC-certified staff work on drying out the affected rooms to make your hotel “Like it never even happened.”

If a flood afflicts your hotel, do not worry. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale at (479) 419-5544 today for assistance.

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Full Fire Damage Restoration Services Available In Fayetteville

8/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Full Fire Damage Restoration Services Available In Fayetteville Restoring your home after a fire can be quite overwhelming, which makes it crucial to locate a qualified professional to assist.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Restoring your home after a fire can be quite overwhelming, which makes it crucial to locate a qualified professional to assist. It helps to know that the company you choose to use has an association with the IICRC organization, giving you peace of mind knowing that you made the right choice.

The IICRC develops standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry, which makes it easier for homeowners in Fayetteville to locate a qualified fire damage restoration company when hazards occur on their property. When you find a company associated with this organization, you can rest assured that they can provide you with quality solutions to your problem.

Places like SERVPRO exist to give you access to resources that make recovering from fire damage easier, less expensive, and quicker than would be possible otherwise. Insurance companies like working with us because we offer customers with a one-stop solution to every problem that exists, this allows us to perform services for a better price and gives our customers better results.

If you are looking for a stress-free claims process, working with qualified professionals dedicated to providing you with fast, efficient fire damage restoration services, look no further. SERVPRO teams are available 24-hours a day, quickly respond to your emergency situation and help you cope with your situation. Our staff can even help you locate temporary housing and help you complete insurance paperwork required for your claim.

SERVPRO technicians understand how each type of damage affects another, often leading to a mix of methods to provide you with a full solution. Whether your fire consists of direct-damage or smoke damage that often lingers in hard to reach areas, our technicians can get the job done right. With access to industrial-grade equipment, advanced cleaning methods, and years of experience, you never have to call anyone else.

Make the call to SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to receive the fire damage services you deserve. Our technicians are proud to provide you with quality, effective solutions to emergency situations that occur in your home (479) 419-5544.

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The SERVPRO Water Removal Process in Fayetteville

7/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The SERVPRO Water Removal Process in Fayetteville The best time to call SERVPRO is right after flooding damage has occurred. Our quick response can help prevent mold from growing on your property.

There are Many Steps Included in Our Certified Water Damage Remediation Process

Our area is known for sudden storms and flash flooding, but most water damage comes from old pipes that finally rusted out or an old dish washer that decides to cover the first floor of a home rather than wash its final load.

Regardless of the source, water removal from any Fayetteville home needs to be handled by a professional service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in Northwest Arkansas when it comes to helping our neighbors recover from disasters of every type.

Our first action is to remove any standing water. For levels over two inches in depth, we bring in pumps and portable generators if the power is out. If the water is covering the carpets and floors and not much else, we use extraction wands to draw out these smaller amounts. This is not a task for a Water-Vac, a flexible hose, and a roll of duct tape.

Once the water is gone, one of our technicians check the sub-floors and crawlspaces. If significant amounts of water are found, we use the extraction wands to remove those as well. As we finish this, other members of the response team move out furniture and other property that might be damaged as we continue.

The next step is to use the extraction wands to draw out moisture trapped in the carpets and wood floors. If there is a pad underneath the rug, we dispose of it. This is the most efficient way to remove the water trapped inside and the time spent to try and recover the pad costs more than buying a new one.

Finally, we draw the excess water out of the surrounding air and property. To do this, technicians use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers. The first one can remove over 20 gallons of water from the air each day. The air movers force air into building material like drywall which pushes moisture into the air for the dehumidifiers to capture. This process can dry out an average-sized room in several days.

Once all this is completed, we use moisture content meters to check the air and materials. If the levels are too high, we repeat the processes until we reach normal levels. Our last step is to hand you back the keys and a complete report on what we did to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

So, when Dickson Street has reopened once again from the latest closure and you can get take-out from the Hog Haus, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to help you clear out your home. Call us at (479) 419-5544 today to get started.

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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.