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Water Damage from Frozen Pipes in your Springdale Home

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

Springdale home damaged by frozen pipe break.  The ceiling insulation, drywall, and furniture are damaged This flooded Springdale home was caused by frozen pipe break

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County takes tremendous pride in restoring you home or business after fire, water, or mold damage has occurred.  If water from burst pipes damages your Springdale home or business, call SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County.  Our IICRC trained technicians will respond quickly and professionally to remove the water, dry your home or business and prevent any further damage.

In Springdale, AR, frozen pipes can lead to a huge level of water damage.  Being prepared will help you save time and money, but potentially save invaluable sentimental items.  Preventing frozen and burst pipes is preferred, calling SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County to provide complete frozen pipe water damage restoration is the right choice. 

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County is available 24/7/365 in case water pipe breaks and water damages your home.  Our technicians respond quickly because the longer the water is in your home, the more damage it will cause.  Busted water pipes can release hundreds of gallons of water into your home.  Water left for an extended amount of time will damage flooring, trim, walls, and cabinets.  This damage could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration in your Springdale home or business.  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 Springdale North, Southwest Benton County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Mold Growth Removal from your Rogers Home

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage in the kitchen of a home in Rogers This mold damage was caused by a water leak in the kitchen of a home in Rogers

SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties takes tremendous pride in restoring you home or business after fire, water, or mold damage has occurred.  If mold contaminates your Rogers home or business, call SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties.  Our IICRC trained technicians will take every precaution to protect your family and prevent any further mold contamination.  People often ask what is the process for removing mold. 

How mold remediation works

Step 1   Contact SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties at 479-419-5544

Step 2   Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment – Performed by a qualified third-party inspector

Step 3   Mold Containment- Our qualified technicians will construct temporary containment to surround the area affected by mold.  Containing the affected area during remediation helps keep people and pets safe from mold spores that are disturbed during the cleaning process

Step 4   Air Filtration – SERVPRO uses air scrubbers equipped with a three stage HEPA filtration system capable of catching mold, bacteria, dust, and pollen as small as 0.3-microns

Step 5   Remove Mold Damaged Materials – Porous construction materials, like sheetrock, are often removed instead of cleaned.

Step 6   Cleaning contents and belongings – SERVPRO uses state of the art equipment, like the Marantz Ultra Sonic Cleaning System, to remove mold growth from your belongings

Step 7   Reconstruction of the affected area – this may be as small as part of a wall, or an entire kitchen

SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration in your Rogers home or business.  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 East Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Water Damage to Hospital in Siloam Springs

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage to back reception room, floating insulation and building materials Water damaged the back reception room at this Siloam Springs healthcare facility

Have you ever considered the impact a water loss has on a hospital?  Hospitals can suffer water damage during any season.  A burst water line can affect many different areas, including the emergency room, operating rooms, exam areas, patient rooms, and supply areas.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidelines for hospitals to follow.  The hospital staff is under great pressure to remove any standing water and dry affected areas quickly to avoid contamination by microorganisms.  The extent of the damage determines whether the facility may be restored, repaired, and reopened.  SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County has been called on to restore hospitals in Siloam Springs.

After the decision is made to repair and reoccupy the building(s), the CDC suggests damaged or contaminated materials and structures be removed and discarded, while salvageable materials and items can be thoroughly dried, repaired, cleaned, and restored to safe function. The restoration of a hospital to full function is a complicated, multidisciplinary task, requiring the assistance of engineers, professional remediation companies like SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County and manufacturers of healthcare equipment. Once the work to restore the building is finished and the building is returned to service, periodic inspection of the remediated structure will be necessary to identify mold growth. Clinical- and laboratory-based surveillance in the facility for unusual clusters of infectious diseases due to pathogens in the environment will also be essential.

If you experience a commercial fire or water loss, SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Commercial Water Damage Nightmare in Rogers

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet in commercial office This flooded office in Rogers was caused by a water pipe burst

Water damage is one of the worst nightmares for commercial property managers and tenants in the city of Rogers.  Water damage can diminish the value of your commercial property, it can also pose health risks to occupants.  Hiring a professional restoration company, like SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties to mitigate the water damage is crucial and could save time and trouble later.

As a landlord, it’s important to understand your responsibility to make sure the property is safe and habitable.  Damage that occurs due to the landlord’s own negligence is your responsibility.  As a result, the landlord has to deal with the water damage caused by bad plumbing and pipes.

Tenants are responsible for their own actions that lead to water damage.  A good example is the tenant leaves the bathroom sink running causing water to damage the property.  Then the landlord is no longer at fault for the damage.  In other words, it’s the tenant’s responsibility for any costs connected with the repairs. 

Water damage caused by natural disasters such as flooding can be more complicated.  Since there is no specific party at fault, the responsibilities can be split between tenants and landlords. The landlord should contact a professional water damage restoration company, SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties, while the tenants handle any of their content damaged by the flood waters.

Many times, water damage is so severe that you need to rely on your insurance company to cover it.  You will probably be working with a property claims adjuster.  The key is documentation.  Regardless of the cause or who is at fault, make sure that everything is documented with pictures and videos.  Excellent documentation of the damage, discovery of the cause, and cost of repairs will make working with the property claims adjuster easier.

SERVPRO of East Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial water 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 East Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Choose SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County to Restore your Bentonville Commercial Property

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician cleaning a commercial job site Choose SERVPRO to professionally restore your Bentonville commercial property

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, providing emergency service for residential and commercial properties 24/7.  Our highly trained staff has been serving the City of Bentonville for decades.  Our team of IICRC certified people respond faster to any size disaster, water, fire, mold, or trauma scene restoration.  Using the latest technology, like the Esporta Wash System to clean your belongings damaged by category 2 & 3 water, heavy smoke & soot, and trauma damage.

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County uses the Esporta Wash System to bring several benefits to our clients.  The Esporta Wash System is a chamber wash system that is designed to clean over 90% of soft contents and textiles affected by category 2 & 3 water, heavy smoke & soot, trauma damage, and more. The Esporta does not use traditional dry cleaner methods.  Instead of agitation cleaning, the Esporta utilizes hydraulic action. Contents are placed in the chambers, which hold the contents in place, and then rotated through the detergents. Think of it as gently submerging the items in and out of the detergent repeatedly. The benefits include saving time, less damage to soft content, lastly the ability to clean and salvage more items.

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is licensed and insured to perform water, smoke, fire, mold, and bio-hazard work in the State of Arkansas and surrounding states.  SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is trained and insured to perform restoration work in all the major corporations in Northwest Arkansas, as well as your home or business.  Choosing a properly insured restoration company can help protect you from potential liability cases.

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County 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 Northwest Benton County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Why Choose SERVPRO to Restore your Alma Home after a Fire

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged room with kids toys and furniture Fire damaged this Alma home, toys and furniture are damaged by smoke and soot

Restoring your Alma home after a fire can be overwhelming.  It is crucial to locate a qualified professional restoration company to assist in restoring your home.  A professional restoration company will invest in its people and in modern equipment.  We have invested in IICRC training for the team and use an ESPORTA Washing System to clean soft valuables and textiles.  Choosing SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties to restore your fire damaged home will give you peace of mind knowing that you made the right choice.

SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties invests in our team by providing IICRC Certification.  The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the restoration industry.  The IICRC has grown into an organization recognized around the globe.  Our team holds many certifications, including Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, Water Damage Restorations, and Applied Microbial Remediation. 

SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties has invested in the most modern equipment in the restoration industry.  One piece of equipment that separates us from the competition is the ESPORTA Wash System.  The patented technology of the ESPORTA Wash System is designed to clean over 95% of soft contents and textiles in a family’s home that has experienced heavy smoke and soot from a fire.  That means we can offer your family the benefit of delivering more of their valuables back, including those priceless sentimental wedding dresses, quilts, and teddy bears. 

SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties 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 South Washington & Crawford Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-787-7377.

What to do with the water after the fire is out

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Fighters spraying water on a home on fire These fire fighters are spraying water on a Tontitown home on fire

Water is the fire department’s most common weapon for extinguishing a fire in your Tontitown home.  Significant accumulations of water are likely to be present both during and after most home fires.  Tontitown Fire Department is well aware of this situation and does not leave the scene of a fire without addressing the problem.  If your home experiences a fire, large or small, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington Counties.  Our experienced team will extract the water from your fire damaged home, saving time and money during the restoration process.

A major objective of fire departments is to minimize property damage.  The control of fire suppression water should be a priority during and after fire control. Several factors influence how difficult the control of water is during and after a fire.  Single story homes tend to be easier to deal with the water.  Simply opening doors to the outside may let the water escape.  Conversely, closing doors may keep water contained to a smaller area in the home.  Fires in multi-level homes present more challenges for controlling water damage.  Water can quickly saturate floors and find ways of traveling to the lower-level ceiling.  Water coming through the ceiling creates other dangers, including ceiling collapse.  If water is building up between the upper floor and lower ceiling, firefighters may poke holes in the ceiling to help prevent the ceiling from collapse.

If you experience a fire, SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and North Washington County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

House Fire Top Three Causes

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire started by burnt food effecting ceiling, walls, and furniture Kitchen fire in this Bentonville home was started by food burnt on the stove

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top three causes of residential house fires are cooking, heating equipment, and faulty wiring.  SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County wishes your family to be safe.  Being aware of the common causes of house fires and steps to prevent house fires will help ensure your family and home are safe.  If you experience a house fire, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County to restore your home.

The number one cause of house fires is unattended cooking.  Stay in the room while you are cooking. Have another adult stay in the room to watch over your food if you cannot stay in the room the entire time.  Remember to use a timer when cooking food for long periods of time.

Accidents do happen so be prepared by having a residential fire extinguisher on hand.  Fire extinguishers should be placed on every level of your house, especially in the kitchen and garage. You should know how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

The second leading cause of house fires is heaters.  As the weather turns colder, we use heaters to warm our houses. Space heaters can be extremely dangerous.  They should be used to heat only a small portion of your house. Keep your space heater away from items like curtains, laundry, blankets, and furniture that could easily catch fire.  Having a professional inspect your furnace before the cold weather sets in is a great way to stay prepared.

Your home’s wiring likely isn’t something that you think about often. However, faulty wiring is a potential way for a house fire to start. There are common signs that can help you indicate if your house’s wiring isn’t working correctly like if the lights dim when you use another appliance, if you are only able to use one appliance at a time, and frequently blown fuses.

If you experience a fire, SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

How Water Effects Your Rogers Home

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage to room with wood floor and furniture This water damaged Rogers home has damage to wood floor, sheetrock, and furniture

Water can create serious problems for your Rogers home, and time only intensifies it.  Every issue involves time and money for the homeowner.  To solve the problem and ensure the house is correct structurally and safe to live in contact SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County  If your Rogers home experiences water damage, here’s what happens from a long-term leak, burst pipe, or flood.

Minutes after the event. Water spreads contaminates as it infiltrates your home, room by room.  Carpet, carpet pad and furniture become soaked and water wicks up drywall from the floor like a sponge.

Within hours, humidity levels rise, and pungent odors are noticeable.  Insulation in walls and floors my become effected.  Water soaked furniture begins to swell and fabrics will bleed or become discolored

Days after the event.  Fungi and mold start growing. Solid wood structural components begins to warp.  Wood floors are usually ruined by this time.  Paint may blister.  Wallpaper may begin peeling.  Wood structural components may begin swelling or split.

Weeks. Homes exposed to standing water for weeks, will have more widespread issues.  These may include mold.  Homes that deal with heavy long-term water exposure may need to have all the flooring, cabinets, insulation, and sheetrock removed and replaced.

Reconstruction after water damage may include replacing floors, molding, insulation, drywall and cabinets.  Structural elements may need to be replaced.  If the home is gutted and reconstruction is necessary, the costs can be overwhelming.

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County 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 Springdale North, Southwest Benton County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Fayetteville Commercial Water Damage

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler system activated, spraying 13 gallons of water per minute Fire sprinkler system activated in a commercial building

Fire sprinkler systems are designed to limit the harm fires cause people and property.  But there’s a chance of “accidental discharge”.  That happens when sprinkler heads are activated when there is no fire. This “accidental discharge” covers all kinds of events, like carelessness and vandalism.  In hospitals, schools, hotels and apartments, it’s a common problem.  These accidental discharges cause entire buildings to flood, which can lead to mold, mildew, damaged carpets and walls, along with a host of other expensive issues.  If your commercial property has a sprinkler system activation, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and South Washington County.

Today’s sprinkler heads are heat activated.  The two most common types are a liquid-filled bulb designed to burst at a given temperature, or a soldered metal link designed to melt.  These small heat-sensitive components hold back hundreds of gallons of water.

NFPA 13D (National Fire Protection Association), the industry standard for residential sprinkler systems, recommends systems that flow 13 gallons per minute per sprinkler head.  Activating one sprinkler head will release 260 gallons of water in only 20 minutes.  Waiting for the maintenance department or fire department to arrive and shut off the water supply will cause extensive damage to carpet, walls, and ceilings.

Water damage restoration is an involved and costly process.  Building materials, furniture, clothing, and other items must be dried, or replaced.  Extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers remove standing water and dry affected materials. Damaged drywall, carpeting, and other building materials must be inspected and repaired or replaced. Estimates place damage from accidental sprinkler activation at over $1,000 for each minute water discharges.

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