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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.

Water Removal Process in Johnson

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Process in Johnson Don't let water damage continue to linger in your home. Call SERVPRO to remediate ASAP.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Follow High Standards When Dealing with Water Damage Remediation

Flood waters, regardless of the source, can destroy some personal property in less than an hour; cloth (curtains and furniture fabrics) and paper (books and personal documents) are particularly vulnerable. In less than a day, even some building materials can be so compromised that they have to be removed and disposed of.

The city of Johnson is blessed with an abundance of water sources, but those same sources also make water removal after a flood into an ongoing concern. Every SERVPRO employee is trained to the industry standards of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Removal includes training on the pumps and generators that we use to remove the water, how to determine which ones are needed to do so as quickly as possible, and identify which areas could be a problem in every home we go into. 

Removing standing water is only the first step in the process of restoring your home to its pre-flood state. Before any technician sets up a pump, we also make sure they are trained to IICRC standards in the following:

Applied Structural Drying - This involves drying floors and walls that have been under water. Each technician is trained to use moisture monitoring equipment, water extractors, industrial heaters, and air movers to accomplish it.

Carpet Cleaning - Restoration team members are taught to identify fabrics that can be cleaned and the special techniques required for each type. They also are trained to use the cleaning chemicals in our inventory and how to use them in a safe manner, conforming to state and federal regulations.

Fabric and Upholstery Cleaning - This involves fiber and cloth identification. Each type has special cleaning requirements to stop color bleeding from furniture and drapes and prevent distortion and shrinking after being soaked in standing water for an extended period of time.

General Water Damage - This course covers the various kinds of water damage and the effects they have on building materials and personal property.

Odor Control - Technicians are trained to identify the source of different odors caused by water and mold damage. Once accomplished, they are taught to use the deodorization cleaners and anti-microbial foggers we have to remove them.

Dealing with flooding is always a stressful situation. It doesn't have to be an expensive one if you quickly bring in a professional to begin restoring your home and property. SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready to help with this or any other type of disaster. Call us at (479) 419-5544 for an inspection or to get started today.

Identifying & Removing Conditions That Lead To Mold Damage In Your Fayetteville Home

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Identifying & Removing Conditions That Lead To Mold Damage In Your Fayetteville Home Fayetteville Cleanup from a Mold Infestation, Be Safe, Call SERVPRO

Advice from SERVPRO:  Do Not Ignore Signs of Mold in Fayetteville

Having mold develop in your kitchen, under your sink, behind an appliance or around your kitchen window is entirely possible if the proper steps are not taken to maintain a mold-free environment within your living space.

Working with a mold damage restoration company near your home in Fayetteville provides you with access to the professional services you need when the repairs become more than you can handle. However, this relationship can also provide you with the knowledge you need to limit or even prevent additional losses that you experience.
A quality restoration company like SERVPRO does more than simply offer you the mold remediation and cleaning services that are required to return your home to a quality preloss condition. Our technicians take the time to explain what happened, why it happened, and what you can do to prevent the situation from happening in the future.
Although each situation that our technicians at SERVPRO handle require specific services to provide a solution, the circumstances that allow mold spores to flourish in your home remain the same. Therefore, we can help you identify a variety of situations that you want to address immediately, to prevent mold growth from forming in your home.
Remember, water does not belong under your sink, on your floor, countertops, or in your cabinets. Whenever you spill water, have a plumbing leak, or find excessive condensation forming while operating a specific appliance, you need to act quickly. It only takes 24 to 48-hours for mold to begin spreading, so, you need to handle these situations immediately.
Have a leaky faucet? Water may be slowly penetrating the drywall behind your sink; this is where the services we offer at SERVPRO come in handy. We have access to detection equipment that helps us locate hidden contamination before the damage becomes excessive.
Moisture or water accumulating under your kitchen sink accompanied by a musty odor means that you likely have mold growth forming, even if it is not visible yet and you should contact a professional company for assistance. Attempting to inspect the situation further or trying to perform the remediation services yourself, most often ends up causing more damage or spreads the contamination further.
When you have questions or need professional assistance, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville - Springdale immediately. We are here to help. (479) 419-5544

Fayetteville Homes Get The Flood Damage Services They Need

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fayetteville Homes Get The Flood Damage Services They Need Flash Flooding and Water Damage in Fayetteville Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers a Full Menu of Expertise and Equipment for Flood Damage Restoration

During major events, such as Hurricane Matthew, that we experienced towards the end of the year left many families dislodged, entire families living in small hotel rooms for extended periods. Tornadoes and storms in the Midwest also contribute to family displacements.
With the assistance of a proper insurance policy and expertly trained professional flood damage restoration staff, Fayetteville homeowners can get back home quickly. Getting the help you need is only a phone call away.
SERVPRO technicians respond within four hours of your initial call and begin work immediately. After performing a full assessment of your property, we'll explain which services we plan to use and fully address any concerns you have about the restoration process.
Our evaluation includes locating and repairing the source of moisture causing the issue, identifying the type of water involved in the situation, determining the extent of water damages to the property and moving or blocking furniture as necessary to avoid staining on your carpet.
After our inspection, SERVPRO begins a move-out service to protect your personal belongings from additional damages. Then goes to work using various equipment to remove any standing water that exists. Wet-Dry Vacuums, hand-held, and truck mounted water extractors are all at our disposal, the amount of water involved in your situation determines which one we use.
We thoroughly inspect your carpet and pad to see if they should be removed to protect the subfloor. The padding underneath often requires replacement after a flood. Using Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other equipment to measure the extent of saturation of the affected area. Infrared cameras can detect hidden water pockets behind walls and ceilings, while submersible pumps allow us the ability to remove standing water more than two inches thick.
SERVPRO technicians then begin our drying and dehumidification process that includes using the proper equipment to measure the temperature and relative humidity within the affected area to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers required to dry your home properly.
Using industrial-grade dehumidifiers prevents additional damages from forming, such as swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture. Our air movers create a constant flow of air to accelerate the moisture evaporation process.
With the moisture levels under control, our cleaning and sanitization technicians go to work. By providing dry, wet, spray and wipe, foam, abrasive and immersion cleaning methods to fully restore contents exposed in your home. We also utilize the proper odor removal, deodorization, and sanitation services to help restore your property to a quality preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."
Give SERVPRO of Fayetteville - Springdale a call now. (479) 419-5544