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Water Damage to Your Fayetteville Commercial Building

11/27/2021 (Permalink)

This water damaged commercial building was caused by an appliance malfunction

Commercial property water damage is not an uncommon event.  It can stop business operations and cause extensive damage.  Water damage to commercial property is often more devastating than in residential homes.  The size, complexity, and often the sensitivity of the operation make restoring a commercial business a job for a professional restoration company.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale has the knowledge and experience to restore your commercial building.

Commercial water damage happens for many reasons.  Water damage is commonly caused by an appliance malfunction and water collects in places that harm the building’s structure.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale responded to a commercial building with water damage.  The water damage was caused by a faulty appliance.  The water affected two floors and multiple rooms in the building.  The building owners quickly contacted SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale.  Our team documented the initial damage by taking photographs, recording the description of events, and communicating with all the decision makers.  The health and safety of the occupants during the water restoration was a top priority.  Our trained technicians extracted the water and began removing the materials that would not dry.  The job was complicated by the raised floor on the first level.    Finding and drying the water in all the hidden places was imperative.  Our team set air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the materials.  This commercial business was operating the very next day.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for all your commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale for your Commercial Restoration

11/27/2021 (Permalink)

This flooded conference room was restored by SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale

If your commercial property is affected by water or fire it is important to hire a professional restoration company quickly.  The faster a restoration company responds, the less structural damage will occur, saving thousands of dollars.  Restoration companies are key to rebuilding your commercial property.  Use these criteria when choosing a disaster restoration company.

Hire a local company.  Local restoration companies tend to be the most accessible during water and fire disasters.  Local restoration companies can be first responders, arriving quickly to your business.  They are able to assess the damage, prevent further damage, and create a plan to restore your building.  Knowing and understanding the area allows them to find the cause of the disaster faster.

Check for licenses and certifications.  Only hire a restoration company that is properly insured, licensed, and certified.  A reputable and fully certified company will provide these promptly.  Being certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) means the people performing the work are trained to an internationally accepted standard for professional cleaning and restoration.  Having the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification allows the restoration company to work in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Holding certifications means the company’s technicians have received training in their field of expertise

Ask for references.  Referrals from business associates, friends, and neighbors are a great start in choosing a commercial restoration company.  Speaking with people that have had work completed by the company will give you a well-rounded view of the company and how the they respond to their customers. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for all your commercial restoration.  We are a local company that responds faster any size disaster.  Our team of professionals is IICRC and HIPAA certified.  Our team is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Reasons to Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

This flooded kitchen is a job for SERVPRO

Water damage is caused by burst pipes, overflowing toilets, and failed water heaters.  Water damage can be overwhelming.  If you are experiencing water damage in your Springdale home, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your choice.  Here are the top reasons to choose SERVPRO to restore the water damage. 

  1. SERVPRO has certified experts to work in your home or business. Certifications are crucial when you are choosing a restoration company.  Our team is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) certified in water, smoke, fire, and mold remediation.  We are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) certified to work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. 
  2. Water can damage your flooring, walls, furniture, and appliances quickly. SERVPRO responds quickly and effectively to your water damage.  One of our team members answers the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every week of the year (especially during the holidays).  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale works to provide the fastest response time in the area.
  3. SERVPRO offers all the services you need to restore your home and belongings after a water disaster. At first, everyone wants the standing water extracted and the floor dry.  That is where we start.  Now consider all the other items in your home that could be effected, wood moldings, ceilings, walls, insulation, furniture, fabrics, great grandma’s hand sewn comforter.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale has the knowledge and experience to return your home and belongs to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Preventing Thanksgiving Day Fires in Your Springdale Home

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Safety Tips for Cooking Safely on Thanksgiving Day

The National Fire Protection Association reported an annual average of 346,000 home structure fires from 2015 – 2019.  These fires caused an annual average of $7.3 billion in direct property damage.  Cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale wants you to safely enjoy cooking with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  Knowing the most common causes of home fires will help prevent disaster this Thanksgiving.

Kitchens contain several potential fire hazards, unattended pots and pans, cooking oil that is too hot, and appliances with faulty or frayed wiring.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries between 2010 and 2014.  Paying special attention to this high-risk space will decrease the chances of a fire.  Check all the appliances for damaged or frayed electrical cords.  When baking, frying, or broiling food stay in the kitchen.  If you leave the kitchen for any reason, try setting a timer as a reminder to return to the kitchen.  Wear close-fitting clothes and rolling up sleeves will help prevent a kitchen fire.  If you are taking medication that makes you drowsy or sleepy from all the work involved in preparing the Thanksgiving Day meal, avoid cooking.  Lastly, have a “kid-free zone”.  Create a space of at least 3 feet away from the stove and areas where hot food or drinks are prepared or carried.

If your Springdale home or business is affected by fire, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Is Your Business Disaster-Proof?

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damages commercial building

From forest fires to hurricanes in the United States, natural disasters causes sever property damage and huge revenue losses for businesses.  After disaster strikes your Springdale business, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is here to help.  Our team of IICRC trained technicians has the experience in restoring hotels, restaurants, hospitals, schools, government buildings, and banks.  

The ideal time to focus on protection from disasters is prior to the event. SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale provides Emergency Ready Plans (ERP) for commercial businesses, both large and small.  An ERP provides information on where utility shutoffs are located, who are the important contacts and how to reach them.  The purpose of an ERP is to minimize business interruption by having an action plan.  Knowing who to contact, what to do in an emergency, and what to expect ahead of time can help minimize water and fire damage to your business.

Having a close relationship with your insurance agent and knowing your insurance coverage will help minimize disruptions to your business.  Topics to discuss with your agent include:

  • Coverage for damage to real or personal property
  • Business interruption coverage
  • Contingent business interruption coverage

After the disaster strikes, give your agent notice of the loss as soon practicable.  Documentation is essential to maximize insurance recovery.  Collect proof of what was lost with pictures and documentation.  Not every loss needs to be a claim.  Before filing a claim, discuss with your agent the positives and negatives of filing a claim. 

When your Springdale business experiences disaster, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Water Damage Hidden in Your Fayetteville Home

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Wood floor damaged by hidden water

Flooding and burst pipes are not the only type of water damage that can exist in your Fayetteville home.  Water damage that is undetected can cause just as much, if not more, destruction.  When you discover hidden water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale.  Our technicians have years of experience identifying the source of the water damage.  Our technicians are experts at restoring water damage in homes and businesses.  Look for these signs of water damage in your Fayetteville home.

Stains on walls and ceilings seem to appear out of nowhere.  One day you notice a discolored area on your walls or ceiling.  Some of the most common causes are roof leaks, HVAC lines or ducts, and plumbing fixtures or lines. 

Do you smell that musty odor?  Water hidden in walls or ceilings can cause mold.  That unpleasant odor is a good sign that water is present.  The source needs to identified and repaired before it becomes a huge problem

Have you noticed paint peeling in your home?  Drywall and wood trim can absorb water causing them to expand.  As the water evaporates from the materials, they contract.  The paint may blister or peel, indicating water is where it does not belong.

Mold growing in cabinets or hidden in hard to see places is evidence water is present. 

Water can travel under flooring causing wood to warp or buckle. One of the most common causes is a small leak in a kitchen appliance.  The leak slowly reveals itself over time.  When you notice damage to your wood floor, contact SERVPRO quickly.   

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Preventing Water Damage in your Springdale Business

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

This burst pipe was not insulted causing water damage to this commercial business

A burst pipe can cause your business to close.  The lost revenue and the cost of repairs could be devastating.  A water-related event can be financially devastating to your Springdale business.  When you experience freezing or flooding the incident may force your business to close for mitigation and repairs.

If your commercial business or non-profit experiences water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale to quickly mitigate the damage.  While insurance plays a crucial role in lessening the financial impact, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  The following tips will help protect your business from water disasters.

  1. Insulate exposed pipes

Properly insulating pipes is the best way to prevent frozen pipes.  Dropping temperatures and wind can freeze water inside pipes causing the pipe to burst.  Poorly insulated pipes are vulnerable to freezing temperatures, especially at night. 

  1. Seal cracks and gaps

Keeping cold air out and warm air in helps to make your home or commercial building more energy efficient and reduces the risk of frozen pipes.  Use caulk, sealants, and weather stripping to seal cracks, gaps and holes in your buildings exterior and foundation.

  1. Keep heat at sufficient levels

Keep the thermostat above 50 degrees, even if the building is vacant.  Nighttime temperatures can be significantly colder than daytime temperatures.  These differences in temperature increase the risk of freezing pipes.  Keeping an eye on your thermostat and replacing the batteries in the thermostat will help keep your pipes from freezing and bursting.

  1. Inspect gutters and drainage

Leaves and debris can cause water damage to the exterior and interior walls of your home or business.  Inspecting your home or business’s gutters and drainage systems for debris will help prevent water damage.  Having a professional clean the gutters will help ensure water drains properly and away from your home or business.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

What to do if a fire starts in your Fayetteville home

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fayetteville home damaged by fire

A fire in your home or business is a serious, possibly life threaten event.  What should you do if you experience a fire?  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is here to help you prepare.  Here are several things to do should a fire start in your home.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home. Knowing how to properly use a fire extinguisher may keep a small kitchen fire from becoming an entire house fire.  When its time to use a fire extinguisher remember the acronym PASS.
    • Pull the pin at the top, near the nozzle
    • Aim, keep a safe distance and point the nozzle at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the two handles together, releasing the extinguishing agent
    • Sweep from side to side until all the flames die down or the extinguisher is empty
  • Yell “Fire” multiple times and go outside immediately. It is important to Get Out and Stay Out.  Focus on you, your family, and people around you.  Leave your things behind.
  • If smoke affects your exit, get low and crawl under the smoke. Close doors as you leave rooms.
  • Never open doors that are warm when touched. If the door handle is warm, do not open the door.  Find another way out.
  • If all your exits are blocked by smoke, heat, or flames stay in the room with the door closed. If possible, place a wet towel or clothing under the door.  Find a way to let people know where you are,
    • Call 911 or the fire department
    • open a window and let people know you are there
  • When you get outside, go to your pre-established meeting place. Call 911 or the local fire department. 

If your northwest Arkansas home or business is affected by fire, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Prepare Your Commercial Business for Severe Weather

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Prepare Your Commercial Business for Disaster

Severe weather, smoke, fire, water damage and flooding can happen at any time.  Disasters like these can damage your commercial property and interrupt business.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is the restoration company to help you prepare for such a disaster.  We can create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your commercial business or non-profit organization.  Without an ERP you can lose time and money.  An ERP includes all of the information to quickly restore your property.  The quicker your commercial building is restored, the faster you can begin serving your customers.  If you do not have an Emergency Ready Plan, it is time to get one.

Here are several reasons why your commercial business or non-profit needs an Emergency Ready Profile.

  • Priority response from SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale
  • Reduced Costs through planning and quick response
  • Faster Restoration to reduce down time
  • Clean and restore equipment, furnishings, and structure
  • Reduce Stress by making decisions ahead of time

Disasters are always unexpected.  An Emergency Ready Profile contains necessary information to quickly and effectively address disasters that affect your commercial property.  Decisions must be made immediately when addressing commercial disasters.  Having an ERP prepared beforehand assists in making safe and effective decisions. 

With your Emergency Ready Profile, from SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, you will have important information easily available for getting your commercial business or non-profit quickly cleaned up.  The ERP includes location of water, gas, and electrical shut offs.  Primary contact information is easily available.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Water Main Break in Fayetteville

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

This water main break caused major damage

Every residential and commercial structure that is connected to a city water supply has a water main leading from the street to the structure. This pipe carries sanitary drinking water.  When the City of Fayetteville experienced a break in a 36-inch water main, millions of gallons of water were lost and several homes were damaged.  If your home or business is damaged by a water main break, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale to help.

If the water main breaks during the night, on a holiday or over the weekend, call SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale. Our trained technicians offer day and night service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies like this. A broken water main or burst pipe is considered an emergency because it is a health and safety hazard.

On occasion, a water line break causes a flood inside your home or business.  If the water line can be reached safely, the first step is to shut off the water supply valve.  The valve may be inside your home or outside.  If the valve will not turn by hand, a wrench or specialty tool may be needed.  The quicker the water supply is shut off, the less damage will occur to your home or business.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayeteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.