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Hidden Causes of Springdale Mold Damage Rarely Surprise SERVPRO

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hidden Causes of Springdale Mold Damage Rarely Surprise SERVPRO Don't hide mold damage with cleaners and aerosol sprays. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the mold infestation and remove the odors.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Origin of Mold Damage in Your Home

Water and mold damage have a symbiotic relationship in your Springdale house. If you have experience with the odd places water can migrate within your home, it might not come as a surprise that mold also surfaces (or hides) in unexpected places. We are familiar with the connection between mold growth and a wide range of water sources and can help with remediation regardless of the source of the moisture.
 
Mold damage in Springdale can grow on any available organic surface as long as moisture fuels the spores constantly in the air or settled on building materials and the contents of your home. Mold does not require light to multiply, so it is common for it to proliferate between walls, in closets, and even behind rarely moved furnishings or window coverings. No matter where we find mold damage the principles for remediating it are the same. We contain it, remove it, and use EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit further mold growth, leaving the area ready for final restoration by your contractor.
 
Homeowners who attempt to treat a minor visible mold stain with over the counter remedies or try ignore the musty smell by covering it up with air fresheners often receive a shock when an expert reveals the extent of mold growth. Damaged or incorrectly attached gutters and downspouts can direct water under siding where it soaks into the structure’s framing and destroys insulation. A residing or remodeling project that opens up a portion of a wall can lead to a pressing need for SERVPRO to provide mold remediation due to this seemingly unrelated maintenance issue.
 
Condensation provides perfect conditions for mold growth and is not limited to steam on a mirror or window. When a cooler surface comes in contact with moist air, water vapor condenses, including when an inadequately insulated cavity between exterior and interior walls allows cold air to build up condensation behind furniture or draperies. Air conditioning systems that drain off planned condensation poorly also can incubate fungal growth and damage.
 
If you have any suspicion of mold damage in your home, contact the expert mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. One call to (479) 888-2403 permits us to meet with you for a thorough inspection and evaluation, leading to a remediation plan if your suspicions prove correct.
 
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Fire Damage Follows Home Improvement Project In Springdale

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Follows Home Improvement Project In Springdale Improperly Stored Items May Mean Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup for Springdale Homes--Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Says to Properly Store Combustible Materials to Prevent Fires

Although many people in Springdale might think the warning on the paint can or solvent is overly cautious, the fact is a significant number of fires happen because of improperly discarded oily rags. Over a thousand homes per year experience fire due to spontaneous combustion according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The majority of the combustion scenarios involve oily rags. If your home is one of them, we are ready to help with post-fire restoration.
 
If you fail to properly manage the cleanup of a typical household project like staining a deck or painting a room you can face fire damage to your Springdale home. Oily rags used for wiping and cleaning can pile up as you complete a project. Some oils can oxidize, creating their own heat with no need of an external source, and igniting the material used to absorb them. If the rags are near other volatile substances, a serious blaze can result. We are familiar with the types of residues left on surfaces after oil-based combustion and can assist in removing them and the odor that also remains.
 
The soot left behind from spontaneous combustion can be thick and sticky. The SERVPRO crew dispatched to your home matches the consistency and source of the soot with the proper cleanser among the range of professional cleaners we employ in our restoration projects. The production team leader on your job assesses the consistency and characteristics of the soot and develops a plan that safely and efficiently eradicates it. If chemical extinguishing products subdued the fire, we consider that as we choose products and methods to remediate the fire damage.
 
An oil based fire typically leaves a strong and unpleasant odor. SERVPRO takes a deliberate approach to odor elimination. First, we remove the burned items and clean the affected space with appropriate products. If odor remains, we consider using thermal foggers that recreate the fire conditions as deodorizers combust in a heated chamber and bond with the odiferous particles, modifying them, so they are odor neutral.
 
We also use advancements in this restoration specialty, including hydroxyl generators and other oxygenation equipment. UV light creates radicals that change odor-bearing particles at the atomic level, rendering them free from noxious smells. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA and carbon filters can also relieve the air of unwanted odors. SERVPRO also considers sealing odors into structural components, creating a barrier that prevents the odors trapped within building materials from releasing in vapor form into the air.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the knowledge and the trained crews to manage fire damage recovery of any type or extent. As soon as possible after the blaze extinguished, call 479) 419-5544 to start the remediation process.

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Unexpected Mold Damage In Springdale Apartments

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Unexpected Mold Damage In Springdale Apartments SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation for Apartments and Rental Units in the Springdale Area

Springdale Landlords Often Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Springdale landlords are all too familiar with some tenants leaving rentals dirty and full of abandoned property. An earnest effort to clean up a trashed apartment is often all that is needed. Add in a couple of repairs, some fresh paint, and most units are ready for the next residents. Landlords dread finding evidence of mold damage as the discovery complicates readying the apartment between tenants, We can help.
 
Mold damage in your Springdale apartment building traces its origin to many things. A source of moisture and organic materials for food are all that mold spores need to provide the perfect environment for microbial growth. Lax housekeeping and a failure to bring items to your attention on the part of your departing renters exacerbate the circumstances in a rental scenario. Our trained technicians and innovative products and equipment offer a solution to ensure you may not lose rental income.
 
As our SERVPRO crews assess your rental units, we look for the moisture behind the mold. Unless the moisture is managed mold threatens to recur. Spills that go unmopped, minor plumbing leaks that are unnoticed and unreported, and malfunctions of appliances that a tenant is afraid or disinterested to mention promptly can be the fuel for a mold explosion. These water problems must be resolved, or our mold remediation services give you only temporary resolution.
 
SERVPRO mold remediation crew members train to the highest restoration industry standards, mastering Applied Microbial Remediation through IICRC courses. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to contain and remove active mold colonies. Our crews also use EPA registered antimicrobial products to treat surfaces after removal to inhibit additional growth.
 
During remediation, we protect our employees and your other tenants by creating zones within the apartment building where we remove and bag the mold and contaminated debris. Physical barriers provide one kind of protection, and we also install HEPA filtered exhaust ductwork and use negative air pressure to prevent airborne mold and residues from infiltrating other units or unaffected areas of the damaged apartment. HEPA filter equipped vacuums assist us as we clear away the particles settling on surfaces. The depth of the above efforts is dependent upon the extent of the mold infestation.
 
Remediate your rental units when mold damage is evident by engaging the services of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. One call to (479) 419-5544 brings an experienced and compassionate team of skilled mold abatement technicians to your apartment complex ready to evaluate the scene and get to work.

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Cooking Increases The Fire Damage Risk Indoors And Out In Springdale

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cooking Increases The Fire Damage Risk Indoors And Out In Springdale A fire that starts in an indoor or outdoor food preparation area features protein, fat, and grease in the smoke.

Cooking Increases The Fire Damage Risk

Springdale summertime fun includes firing up the grill and serving family and friends favorites like burgers, brats, chicken, and ribs. If your carefree mood means you neglect some BBQ safety tips, errant coal may transform fun to fear. When outdoor grilling puts your home at risk of fire damage, we can help.

A flare-up can catch an overhanging eave or a patio umbrella and soon ignite a supporting exterior wall of your Springdale home. Fire damage to a residence is no less devastating because it begins outdoors. Once the blaze takes hold, it can spread quickly into your home. If the winds are strong, the fire can grow fast and threaten a whole house catastrophe. Your first call is 911 and the second is to our 24-hour number to arrange for reliable and speedy fire damage repair.

When the firefighters leave, SERVPRO’s crew arrives. Our production manager takes a quick walkthrough, assessing the tasks needed to return your home to pre-fire condition. We make sure remediation of the effects of the chemicals and water used to knock down the flames are part of the integrated plan. Safety constraints require that the “slip and fall” possibilities posed when slick decks and floors are part of the restoration area need immediate attention. Removing the water and chemicals allows us to move onto the soot and smoke cleanup hurdles.

A fire that starts in an indoor or outdoor food preparation area features protein, fat, and grease in the smoke. The particulates may not combust completely, leaving a sticky thick and black residue inside and out. Protein-based smoke coat surfaces with a thin but tenacious film, almost like a varnish. SERVPRO crew members train extensively to be able to match cleaning products and tools to the type of soot left behind.

We may need a solvent or cleaning agent with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the bond between the soot and the surface. SERVPRO stocks fire damage response service vehicles with a range of cleaners and equipment to make short work of the debris left behind. Sometimes we employ abrasive cloths or sponges to scour away the soot, Materials that burned hotter can leave a loose ashy byproduct that can be removed with dry sponges or our powerful vacuums.

When accidental fire makes a BBQ a tense and scary event, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is here to bring back the joy of summer. Call (479) 419-5544 when the fire is out, and we pledge to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Opt For Professional Water Removal In Fayetteville

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Opt For Professional Water Removal In Fayetteville Although difficult to tell, this home has water damage under the flooring from a drain line overflowing. With the proper tools, our technicians were a

SERVPRO has equipment avaliable to remove water from your home

When a homeowner in Fayetteville experiences a water disaster, the list of tasks necessary to return the property to preloss condition can be long. Prioritizing projects include deciding to hire professional help for some of the jobs. Water removal requires specialized equipment, the operation of which is best managed by certified and seasoned technicians. Partner with our veteran water extraction crews for fast and efficient results.

When a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, water removal is job one in your Fayetteville dwelling. Vast quantities of water can fill the room where the accident occurred over even a brief period, and migrate to other areas of your house. Ridding your property of the water relies on access to a fleet of powerful high-efficiency water pumps and extractors, rarely owned by or available to the average homeowner. Each of our service vehicles contains submersible pumps and wanded wet vacuums ready for use immediately after our production managers assess your emergency. We can start the removal process even if your power is temporarily unavailable.

Because excess water by its nature moves throughout your home after a plumbing or appliance fail, effective removal compels a thorough inspection for hidden caches of moisture. The SERVPRO water removal crews we dispatch are familiar with precision moisture measurement tools and advanced scanning technologies that locate water wherever it collected. Finding all the moisture stemming from the accident is crucial as water left to soak into structures and personal possessions leads to secondary damage such as mold growth and permanent ruin to the building materials and contents involved.

Although in theory you may feel up to the challenge of removing water on your own, the fact is our trained and experienced crews have the advantage of the speed of many hands and the confidence built on repetition and training. After only 24 to 48 hours, lingering moisture can support a burgeoning microbial outbreak. Materials like drywall crumble and hardwood swell and buckle. SERVPRO involvement provides you with the appropriate scaled response to ensure the water exits your home before irreparable damage occurs.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale prepares our water removal crews for speedy and professional outcomes when responding to your emergency. Call us at (479) 419-5544 to schedule an assessment and institution of a comprehensive water removal plan. We answer 24/7, every day of the year.

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Storms can Bring Water Damage into Your Johnson Area Home through Open Windows or Worse

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storms can Bring Water Damage into Your Johnson Area Home through Open Windows or Worse Water entered this home through a window during a storm. Flooring and drywall were removed to dry the area thoroughly.

Storm damage from an open window

Warm weather can make it tempting to leave windows open so that fresh breezes can pull pleasant scents inside from the great outdoors. Having blooming flowers nearby can perfume your home naturally and help raise oxygen levels in your home, also. Storms that replenish these plants can cause problems for homeowners, though, when windows stay open and rainwater leaks inside.

Other situations can cause Johnson homes to sustain storm damage. These include downed power lines or trees that break holes into the roof, letting rain collect in the upper area of your residence. Patio doors can also provide a way for rain to splash up and onto the floor.

The experts at SERVPRO assists homeowners with extraction and clean-up of all types of water. When damaging water comes from storm activity, we do not need to worry as much about the source's location like we must when an interior leak caused the situation. Instead, we concentrate on drying out the home before damage can become a problem and remove any materials where damage already occurred.

Water damage around and under window sills can affect wooden frames and cause them to swell, making it difficult to open and close. Metal frames can rust and flake off paint. Cleaning these areas can make metal frames functional again, while wooden ones may require the installation of replacements.

These areas can only grow over time unless mitigated and cleaned up. We perform this work according to accepted standards to ensure our customers that their home becomes safe again. Dangerous entryways make themselves known quickly, while similar areas under windows can permit easier access to outside pests. Keeping your home safe for you and unwelcoming to vermin and insects helps protect your family and guests.

The technicians of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale want to help your family live in a safe, dry home, free of the problems rainwater can cause when it enters your home. Tontitown and Harmon residents with such dilemmas can get these issues resolved quickly by calling us at (479) 419-5544. Our number is always available, every day of the year, and we perform water extraction and clean-up services for all types of water damage, regardless of the source.

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Why Choose Professional Mold Remediation in Fayetteville?

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Choose Professional Mold Remediation in Fayetteville? Finding mold in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Finds the Hidden Mold on Your Property

When homeowners in Fayetteville notice a musty smell or see furry or feathery residues on structural components of their property they may identify it as a mold infestation. Some try to remove and clean up after the mold on their own. Other opt for a professional mold remediation service. Which is the wisest course -- do it yourself or expert mold remediation?
 
Mold damage in a Fayetteville house can pose complications the average homeowner may not anticipate and be more extensive than it appears on the first impression. Because of all the variables possible, including the risk of progressive property damage and health effects on susceptible people living or visiting your home, consulting with our trained mold remediation crew is a proactive step toward preserving your home and comfort.
 
Professionals Find Even Hidden Mold
 
SERVPRO professionals assess your property carefully to determine where the mold thrives, including cavities and recesses between walls, above ceilings, and in basements and attics. Removing a visible mold colony without further investigation and treatment of hidden mold growth invites the fungi to rebound in the area treated quickly and to continue multiplying out of sight.
 
Professionals Assess All Indoor Spaces For Remediation
 
Mold spores easily become airborne and move room to room through doorways and halls. If vents for your HVAC system are near a mold outbreak, the ductwork can carry spores throughout your home. SERVPRO inspects HVAC systems to look for active mold growth and can recommend and deliver cleaning if indicated to improve air quality and limit the spread of microbes.
 
Professionals Receive Advanced Training
 
The SERVPRO crew members answering your call master the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures developed as the mold remediation industry standard before working on your home. Attempting to clean up mold damage without following a protocol that mandates containment, proper removal techniques, and the use of EPA registered antimicrobials can be incomplete or cause the mold to spread to other areas of your home.
 
Professionals Employ State Of The Art Equipment And Products
 
Containing and removing mold from surfaces is often most successful when tools such as air scrubbers and air fogging equipment team with effective cleaning and disinfection products. Professional grade negative air pressure HEPA filtration systems or thermal foggers prove very useful to remediate mold damage employe in the hands of a trained and certified mold abatement technician. SERVPRO invests in the necessary equipment and is continually upgrading both tools and products to offer professional mold remediation to our customers.
 
If mold damage is a concern in your home, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale can help with expert mold remediation services. Call us at (479) 419-5544 when you first suspect mold for a thorough assessment and treatment plan.

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What You can do if Spring Flood Damage is a Challenge in Johnson

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You can do if Spring Flood Damage is a Challenge in Johnson Make sure that you and your family are safe before returning to your home after a storm. Contact SERVPRO to assess the damage and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians can Offer Options for Items That You May Have Assumed Could Not be Restored

A year ago flooding was in the news for Johnson and other areas of northwest Arkansas in late April and early May. If Mother Nature hits our area again with heavy rain, chances are good you may need to act fast if the water starts to mount up. We have some tips for you to implement while you wait for our crews to arrive at your property.
 
Before you enter any area of your Johnson home affected by flood damage, be sure to take safety precautions. The wet floors and other surfaces pose slip and fall risks, and if any electrically powered appliances, lights, mechanical systems, or other items are present be sure the power is turned off in the flooded space. We do not recommend you wade through water several inches deep or use your own vacuum; our pumps and extractions equipment are specially designed to handle deep water.
 
If the flooded area is carpeted, slip foil or wooden blocks under furniture legs. This inhibits the transfer of dyes and stains. Scatter or throw rugs should be removed and hung to dry. Consider moving anything that is light and portable to higher ground and dry their surfaces with towels. Turn on dehumidifiers and AC if safe to begin reducing moisture. SERVPRO crews can inventory and pack out furnishings and other items too heavy or numerous for you to move out on your own.
 
Pick up clothing, shoes, books, toys, magazines, and the like from the floor. Any boxes of files, documents, pictures, and records needs removal from the damp. Make no decisions right now about which items to toss and to save. SERVPRO can guide you to contractors who work wonders restoring wet items back to their previous function, including paper and fabrics you might have thought were ruined. We have access to advanced drying technologies including freeze drying for books and other paper products and laundry and dry cleaning facilities for clothing, linens, and decor.
 
At SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, we work with every customer’s particular scenario to recover from flooding and water loss. Call us at (479) 419-5544 for an evaluation of your flood remediation needs.

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High-Efficiency Equipment Helps Remove Water From Springdale Retail Spaces

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial High-Efficiency Equipment Helps Remove Water From Springdale Retail Spaces SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in All Types of Springdale Retail Shops

SERVPRO Offers Advice and Equipment to Mitigate Water Damage

When a pipe breaks, an appliance overflows, or roofs and gutter systems cannot handle precipitation, Springdale retailers can be wading in inches or even feet of water. This type of water event is not one regular cleaning services, or on-staff housekeeping can manage. You need the help of a firm specializing in high-volume water removal.
 
The damage moisture can do to your Springdale shop or store is significant; commercial water removal must happen swiftly. Your inventory can be at risk as well as threats to electronics, records, and building structures. Getting the water out fast is the best chance you have to move towards complete recovery from this catastrophe. Our staff trains and we invest in equipment designed to accomplish quick and thorough water removal.
 
When SERVPRO arrives at your business, our crew leads take the time to inspect the premises and listen to your concerns. We understand how devastating this event feels, but we prepared our crew to mitigate precisely this kind of disaster, so you and your staff can be confident in our services. Found on board all our services vehicles are powerful submersible pumps and wanded water extractors. This equipment helps eliminate standing and then residual water from your commercial property swiftly.
 
Our team members work together to secure the area and begin the removal process. SERVPRO employees have the knowledge from Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification classes to determine if the water is clean or contaminated. We contain and remove the water for appropriate disposal according to local codes if any sewage, chemicals, or other significant contaminants are present.
 
Our goal is to remove visible water and take steps necessary to locate and extract water hiding in less accessible spaces. SERVPRO employees use moisture meters and advanced scanning equipment to locate pockets of water caught between walls, under floors, or above ceilings. We have a range of strategies to employ to release the trapped water including drilling holes, loosening or removing drywall sections, and using wand extractors to get into small areas.
 
The crew employs the tenets of applied structural drying to reduce the moisture levels to normal after the majority of the water is removed. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers help with this, and we have all of this equipment at hand during the project. Thermal hygrometers can indicate when standard levels of comfortable humidity have been restored to the workspace.
 
To remove water from a commercial space quickly and thoroughly look no further than the talented folks at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. Call us at (479) 419-5544 round the clock for an assessment of your business’s water loss.

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Mitigating Commercial Water Damage After Firefighting Efforts In Johnson

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigating Commercial Water Damage After Firefighting Efforts In Johnson When the Fire Is Extinguished in Johnson, Call SERVPRO for Water and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Dual Cleanup and Restoration after Fires and Water Extinguishing Efforts to Your Work Place

When your commercial property suffers a fire, the many tasks necessary to put you to back in business is overwhelming. One aspect of recovery you can find surprising yet inevitable is the critical need to remediate water damage caused by efforts to extinguish the blaze. Our highly-qualified restoration crews stand ready to address water damage as well as to manage other fire damage issues.
 
Dealing first with water damage to your Johnson business after a fire is necessary first and foremost for safety. Our crews and your employees and customers can injure themselves by slipping and falling or risk shock or even electrocution if the water remains on the premises during restoration. Removal of water and structural drying is crucial to prevent the progressive deterioration, and the secondary harm water incursions threaten. Microbial growth and damage can occur within 24 to 48 hours if moisture remains. We want to remove water and reduce moisture levels in building materials fast to limit the overall damage. Our crew members have the training, expertise, and equipment to accomplish that goal.
 
Our SERVPRO crews use submersible pumps and powerful extractors to evacuate the water from your business. When a fire is knocked down with water-bearing hoses, the mission focuses on halting the flames as soon as possible. Firefighters do not concern themselves with moderating water use to avoid water damage. Consequently, water is applied generously to all surfaces without regard to the harm it may cause. We address visible standing water as well as hidden pooling of water in recesses, beneath floors, between walls, and over ceilings, among other spaces water can collect when extinguishing a fire.
 
During training provided through IICRC sanctioned courses, our SERVPRO technicians master the processes of measuring moisture content and employing advanced scanning technology for hidden caches of water. We use this data to inform our determination of drying targets. We use air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture levels of the damaged commercial structures to normal and acceptable levels. Once the water damage abates, our focus can shift to the next wave of fire damage remediation efforts.
 
We strive after the cleanup and restoration of the fire-damaged materials and items to eliminate any remaining noxious odors. Our goal is to make you, your employees, and you customers feel "Like it never even happened."

Post-fire recovery almost always includes the need to address water damage connected to firefighting activities. SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the technicians, experience, and equipment to manage fire-related water damage. Call (479) 419-5544 as soon as the authorities allow for scheduling an inspection and development of a water remediation plan.

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