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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)

Fire Damage 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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Local Landmarks Rely on Professional Water Damage Remediation in Tontitown

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Local Landmarks Rely on Professional Water Damage Remediation in Tontitown Call on the professionals at SERVPRO for expert commercial water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Business after Water Damage

For over 100 years our area has been known for its Italian heritage and the Tontitown Grape Festival. When residents and visitors gather to celebrate traditions, knowing that any issues our local landmarks and lodgings face due to water damage have a reliable source of restoration helps puts everyone’s mind at ease in this close-knit community.

Water damage to any Tontitown businesses impacts everyone living nearby. Owners of affected buildings can suffer financial setbacks if water damage interferes with daily commerce. Employees may miss paychecks and residents lose a place to dine, gather, or obtain goods and services. Visitors who enjoy returning yearly or coming to this unique town for the first time might face disappointment if sites and businesses carrying on traditions are lost or impaired because of harm due to water events.

SERVPRO is committed to the communities we serve, and our owners and each member of our team take every water damage project seriously. We arrive at the site of your business ready to do an immediate assessment and get our crews moving to remove water, dry out your structure, and complete all other restoration tasks necessary.

All our SERVPRO crew members are trained through IICRC courses, the restoration industry standard, in water restoration and structural drying. Our service vehicles are full of the equipment crucial to recovery from commercial water damage. High-efficiency water extractors and pumps take care of standing water and pull the majority of moisture out of saturated porous materials. Powerful air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers take over, positioned by our crews for the most efficient results.

We use precise moisture meters to assess our progress toward drying goals and employ advanced scanning methods to discover any water hidden behind walls or in recesses. SERVPRO stresses to our customers that all excess moisture must be eliminated within your commercial building to ensure the inhibition of secondary damage such as mold growth or progressive deterioration of structural materials.

In circumstances where inventory, business records, or equipment is at risk of water damage, SERVPRO offers inventory and pack out services. We have access to innovative drying resources such as freeze-drying for documents that can recover items you felt were ruined. Rely on our expert evaluation before you discard essential work product or records after water damage. Our employees also assist with insurance claims.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale helps individual businesses with water damage challenges and keeps the entire community in mind because we understand the interrelations among our neighbors, partners, family, and friends. Call (479) 419-5544 as soon as practical for assistance and expect a speedy and constructive response.

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When Fire Damage to Your Fayetteville Home Forces Reconstruction

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damage to Your Fayetteville Home Forces Reconstruction It can be overwhelming when fire damage affects the structural integrity of your home, but the professionals at SERVPRO can help restore your home.

Our SERVPRO Team Works Hard to Make the Fire Damage Cleanup Process as Easy as Possible for You and Your Family

There is no easy way to contend with a fire to your Fayetteville home. For many people who have experienced this disaster, the effect on the structure of your home can be overwhelming to see. When it comes to restoring the damages to your home and to reconstruct the weakened portions of your residence following the blaze, professional restoration services are more than just highly recommended. 

Your Fayetteville home might show its fire damage in several different ways, but the most pressing of any of these issues are the ones that threaten the structural integrity of your home. These are the lingering effects that must get dealt with before any of the other symptoms from the fire, as these make your home unsafe to live in. Fortunately, our SERVPRO technicians get trained in all aspects of fire restoration for houses, including preparation techniques for reconstruction. 

The entire process begins with a thorough inspection completed by our experienced SERVPRO professionals. This inspection determines the farthest reaches of the damage from the fire, our approach to restoring the damage and effects from the fire that trouble you and your family, and lastly to assess what areas of your home must get reconstructed or rebuilt to have the structural integrity it once had. 

While no one wants to hear that parts of their home must get rebuilt to be safe to live in, our technicians work to make this process as fast and simple as possible for you. Our team utilizes our training in controlled demolition to remove the highly damaged portions of your home and ready these areas for residential contractors to come in after us and get right to work on repairing the area with new materials. 

It is never an easy thing to deal with the effects of a fire, especially when reconstruction is a requirement, but SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale can make this process as easy as it can be. We can restore all of the damage to your home and prepare the worst of this damage for reconstruction. Our emergency response team is available anytime you need us by calling (479) 419-5544.

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Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Elkins Home

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Elkins Home Flooding can severely damage your home, call SERVPRO to thoroughly remediate the damage.

Let SERVPRO Help You with Unexpected Flood Damage

You may not live in an area that is prone to heavy rains, but don’t get too comfortable. Even in Elkins, a flood can happen to you, as everyone is at risk. Changing weather patterns can send surprises to those who thought they were safe, so even if you are on high ground, it is best to be prepared ahead of time and do what you can to prevent damage from flooding.

If flooding has happened in your area, your home in Elkins no longer looks like it used to. Water has intruded inside, covering your floors, furniture, and other belongings. It is a scene that is quite overwhelming, and that is why our staff at SERVPRO is ready to help you at any time. We are professionally trained for flooding situations like this and can help you restore your home and get back to your regular way of life.

Once we arrive, we carefully pre-inspect all aspects of the areas that are damaged. Our job is to start mitigating the loss. We check for any dangerous situations such as falling ceilings, electrical hazards, and deteriorated subfloors. Then we can pump out the standing water with powerful, truck-mounted pumps.

SERVPRO techs use a moisture meter to determine how much damage has penetrated through flooring, carpeting, ceilings, and walls. We move and block furniture as necessary, then extract water from carpets and hard surface flooring. When needed, we detach carpeting and remove water from the floor and pad. We check the back of carpeting for damage like bad seams, delamination, or visible mold. If it is damaged, we try to determine if the damage was preexisting and if the carpet needs to be replaced or if it can be restored.

The back of the carpeting and the flooring is treated with an antimicrobial or deodorizer; then the carpet is laid back on the floor so we can extract water from the surface fibers again before applying an antimicrobial or deodorizer. We also remove any furniture stains before the carpet dries.

Air movers and dehumidifiers are placed to dry the rest of your home. They are positioned for optimal drying, and we check the status of the drying process daily.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale works quickly but efficiently to get your home in Harmon, Johnson, or Tontitown dry again after a flood disaster. Get in touch with us at (479) 419-5544 as soon as you can after the waters enter your home so we can help you. 

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Ways Mold Damage Gets Started After Severe Weather In Springdale

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ways Mold Damage Gets Started After Severe Weather In Springdale Compromised Window Seals in Springdale Can Lead to Mold Damage and the Need for SERVPRO

Springdale Water Intrusion Can Mean Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

Raging winds and heavy rains have been in the news in Arkansas recently. Even if your home appears to have come through the storms without significant harm, conditions created by the wind and rain in rarely inspected spaces can be perfect for mold growth and damage. A musty smell or unexplained staining could be your signal to contact our experienced mold remediation team for a post-storm evaluation despite your relief that the storm failed to result in other damage.
 
When successive storms pummel your Springdale home, mold damage is probably the least of your concerns. Checking for loose shingles, torn off siding, and damage from downed trees or power lines feels much more urgent than seeking out areas where seemingly minor water incursions occurred. Unfortunately, small leaks or water forced in through poorly sealed windows and doors can host mold colony infestations that follow the storm all-clear by a few days and take you by surprise. Assistance from our professional mold remediators is a wise course.
 
The mold damage resulting can cause progressive deterioration of building materials and present health concerns if susceptible individuals live in the dwelling. If found in hidden areas like an attic or in the space created by a window or door frame this most recent storm may be just the last of many times water intruded and fueled mold growth. Small leaks eventually result in extensive damage, so a swift and comprehensive approach is critical to protecting your investment in your home. The SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation team helps manage active mold issues but also has strategies to help resolve any long-term destruction, such as dry rot or contaminated structural components such as insulation.
 
Mold remediation crew members first plan for containment and removal. A thorough inspection of areas below window sills, door jams, between walls, and below subflooring can reveal a more extensive infestation than initially feared. Once we locate the mold, other areas of the house receive protection with heavy plastic sheeting and the use of negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent the spread of moldy material. SERVPRO employees don personal protective equipment and remove the mold and any porous materials it infiltrated. The debris is bagged and disposed of according to local hazardous waste codes.
 
HEPA filter equipped vacuums, and topical antimicrobial treatments are the last steps in the remediation. For the efforts of the SERVPRO team to last, however, the windows and doors must be repaired and then periodically maintained to prevent water from making its way inside during the next period of driving rains. Areas of the roofing system, including gutters, downspouts, and flashings that show wear, deterioration, or weaknesses must be addressed to keep the top of your home watertight. Without the completion of these tasks, mold damage is likely in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready to help remediate mold damage and identify ways to prevent the water damage that accelerated the microbial growth, Call (479) 419-5544 to schedule an appointment to assess the issues and craft a plan to solve them.

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Why Water Removal is Key to Returning Your Springdale Property to Its Pre-Loss State

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Why Water Removal is Key to Returning Your Springdale Property to Its Pre-Loss State Water damage can be overwhelming, but with the help of SERVPRO your home can return to its pre loss state "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough and Efficient Water Removal Services

If you fail to perform water removal, with time the moisture seeps into your valuables, and permanent damage may result. Despite the usual stress that water disasters bring along, you need to stay calm and seek urgent professional help. Stopping the source of the moisture and doing an immediate inspection is necessary as you work towards mitigating the destruction that your Springdale is likely to suffer.

Our SERVPRO technicians perform water removal procedures in Springdale with the aim of mitigating the damage and salvaging contents. Remember, water always moves into hidden areas such as shafts, crawl spaces, and wall cavities and that calls for immediate action. By using tools such as moisture meters and detectors, we can identify the level of damage.

If your home has mechanical systems and it happens that they have come into contact with black or gray water, we immediately shut them down to prevent any possible transmission of contaminants. During the cleaning process, we protect system components such as bearings, filters, and motors to prevent them from coming into contact with debris and water intrusion.

For instance, if we have to clean your HVAC system for one reason or the other, then vacuuming may be an option. Our SERVPRO technicians carefully remove debris and dirt from all the mounts, frames, supports and all the components. Hand scrubbing also helps in eliminating dirt. When we come across system components that are hard to clean, we may pressure wash. Once we finish cleaning all parts, we make sure there is no wet surfaces or standing water in the system.

Our SERVPRO team also cleans, disinfects and flushes floor sumps and drains. Sometimes when flooding takes place, the water pressure within the plumbing systems may reverse and cause the possibility to contaminate the water in cold and hot pipes. If that happens, we may use a chemical solution to disinfect the lines. Once we clean and dry the surfaces, we perform deodorization to lower the chances of mold growth and eliminate bad smells.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is a trusted industry leader in storm, water, mold and fire damage restoration. Call us at (479) 419-5544 if you want us to make it "Like it never even happened."  

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Rapid Water Removal Helps Protect Homes in Springdale from More Extensive Damage

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rapid Water Removal Helps Protect Homes in Springdale from More Extensive Damage If you have a broken pipe or an appliance failure that brings water into your home, contact SERVPRO for quick drying out and remediation services.

Quick Drying Services After Water Damage Can Help Prevent a Mold Infestation

Just as quickly as water can spring forth out of a broken water line or a busted connection between a feed line and an appliance, damages begin accruing inside your Springdale home. The pressure in a pipe can force thousands of gallons of water into your kitchen, bath, or basement, quickly covering the floor in several inches of water.

Homeowners who encounter this situation can help save their home by calling a professional water removal company in Springdale. The quicker a homeowner calls SERVPRO, the faster we can arrive, resulting in less damage to their home and a decreased expense overall.

Because water changes as it enters the environment, evaporating and becoming humidity in the air, for example, it rarely remains in one place. Unless we remove it quickly, soon after the accident, moisture can travel throughout your home. This movement can cause problems in other locations of your home. Sometimes, these can show up months in the future, giving homeowners a false sense of security.

When we receive a call requesting water removal, we know that our job involves more than pumping out gallons of water from a home and mopping and drying floors. We want your home's usual dryness level restored, in every area, and in all structures. To help us determine where moisture might exist, we use both infrared thermal imaging devices and moisture detectors. Many homeowners find it surprising that many walls seem dry when touched, but our instruments reveal the presence of moisture. After we finish drying out these sections of walls, we reassess, showing that the wall now contains no moisture.

To dry out walls, floors, and other components of your home, we bring in air movers to speed up the circulation of your home's indoor environment, heaters to speed up evaporation, and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. At times, we use desiccant machines, also. When weather conditions bring dry air into our area, we often recommend opening windows and doors to allow the process to proceed at an even quicker pace.

When broken pipes or leaking appliances take over your home in Springdale, Harmon, or Tontitown, calling SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale at our 24-hour service line, (479) 419-5544, can help get everything back under control again.

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Springdale Residents Discover Quality Mold Remediation Services

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Springdale Residents Discover Quality Mold Remediation Services If you experience water damage, it is important to call SERVPRO to properly remove the water and dry out your home to prevent mold growth.

Calling on a Professional Mold Remediation Specialist Can Help Minimize Damages and Prevent Future Mold Growth

When it comes to mold found in your Springdale area home, you want to work with fully-trained remediation experts to protect your family and limit any losses you might experience. This statement is true for most everyone who experiences mold damage on their property; you are no exception.

If you find yourself dealing with mold damage in your Springdale home, or have recently experienced any water exposure, it is vital to have the water removed, and the structure dried immediately to avoid mold growth. Unless you have the proper detection equipment and training, it is nearly impossible to detect mold before growth occurs and by the time you can see visible signs, it may already be too late.

SERVPRO technicians understand where to look and recognize early signs of mold growth found in your home. Depending on the amount of mold located during your initial inspection, you may need help with relocating to ensure your families safety during the mold remediation process, and our office is ready to assist you with locating temporary housing should it be required for your situation. 

SERVPRO has IICRC-industry certified professionals available 24/7, 365, including weekends and holidays to provide you with quality mold remediation services you can count on to regain control of your indoor living environment. We have access to a variety of moisture detectors, location, and volume measuring devices that make returning your home’s relative humidity to normal. 

SERVPRO can also install dehumidifiers, drainage, and ventilation where needed to get things under control quickly. Our technicians offer a variety of solutions that fit your unique situation and make every effort to provide you with a cost-effective solution for any mold problems you face. 

We follow strict local, state, and federal guidelines for the handling and disposal of contaminated materials and use EPA registered disinfectants to clean the entire infected area before performing repair or replacement services that help make your house a home again.

Contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale for additional information about available services or to schedule your initial inspection, today. We can provide you with professional mold remediation services anytime, day or night. (479) 419-5544

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