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SERVPRO STORM RESPONSE 2021 – Water Damage All Across Fayetteville and Springdale

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Our SERVPRO franchise has been working diligently to help everyone in need after catastrophic winter weather here in Northwest Arkansas!

SERVPRO, both locally and nationally, has received more job leads from the arctic blast than any other storm event. While the damages from this storm have seemed insurmountable, SERVPRO is operating stronger than ever.

SERVPRO deals with water damage on a daily basis. Water Damage Cleanup is what SERVPRO prides itself on. When there is a storm like we saw in February, SERVPRO was ready with a plan. We’ve activated SERVPRO storm teams to come to help us from several states and we’ve hired additional crew members to keep up with the incoming needs in our community.

In the days following the storm, SERVPRO continued to dry out residential and commercial properties, while also accepting new jobs as the incoming calls continued to increase. We have answered our phones 24/7 even in the busiest of times because your home matters to us, you matter to us. As a member of the community, we have a duty to help each other, and SERVPRO thrives by working toward that goal. SERVPRO has weathered this storm and we’re ready for whatever else is to come our way in 2021.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

How SERVPRO Can Solve Preexisting Problems Along With Fire Damage in Fayetteville

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo During fire damage remediation, some preexisting damage repair can be handled as well. Call SERVPRO to discuss the situation and the repair plans.

Our Technicians Handle Fire Damage Restoration as Well as Improvements on Your Home

Calling SERVPRO into your home in Fayetteville in the aftermath of fire damage can be very good for the structure's health. In addition to cleaning up and restoring the effects of the fire, we also provide a number of benefits and boons to your home as a natural or conscious part of our work. A restoration through us allows your home to reach a state of cleanliness, repair, and appearance unknown to it since the day it was built. Here are some ways we can help to spruce things up during our work.
 
Cleaning
The perfect excuse to start cleaning up your home may just be fire damage in Fayetteville. When we come through your home, we usually need to scrub and clean a large part of the area, removing dirt and grime from many sections of the home. If you like, you can also request our professional cleaning services, as well, for an efficient and solid clean-up job done around the building, not just in areas touched by the fire.
 
Repair Work
If your home had some amount of damages requiring repair before the fire, this might be the perfect opportunity to fix those preexisting damages. Our technicians are typically able to integrate preexisting issues into their work schedules, and can happily treat them just as they would structural damages from a fire. However, cleaning up the effects of the fire takes top priority in our job.
 
Items Cleaning
We clean hundreds to thousands of individual objects in the average fire damage case, and from what SERVPRO technicians can tell, many of these belongings needed a cleaning long before they became coated in ash. If your belongings needed a thorough cleaning or refinishing before and just now got touched by fire damage, we can professionally clean and treat everything as needed.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

The Benefits of A Full-House Assessment After A Fire In Your Springdale Home

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Call us at 479-419-5544 to arrange an evaluation of your fire damage as soon as possible after the firefighters leave.

Why a Full-House Assessment Is Crucial For Fire Damage Remediation In Springdale

When planning mitigation and remediation efforts after a household fire in Springdale, it is vital that we inspect all spaces in your house for residues. As the blaze consumes items in its path, soot results because of incomplete combustion of the materials, transforming the remnants into tiny carbonized particles. The bits can remain airborne as smoke, and when deposited are called soot. As smoke moves on air currents, it often migrates far from the source of the fire.

Fire damage residues in Springdale are corrosive to building materials and contents and might be toxic when touched or breathed in by the occupants of a building. If your home has an HVAC system that was in operation during the fire, smoke can enter it and then move through the ductwork to spaces far from the ignition site. Residues can coat the interior of the ducts, requiring cleaning and even sealing.

Homeowners might notice that the walls and other surfaces near the fire site are relatively free of deposited soot. This does not mean that the fire created minimal smoke. It illustrates that the residues in smoke do not adhere to surfaces that were hotter than the temperature of the fire. SERVPRO technicians know that smoke moves away from superheated spaces and deposits as soot on cooler surfaces further away from the fire.

No matter how far the soot travels from the ignition site, it continues to have the potential to damage surfaces and items to which it clings. Protein-based soot, common after food and grease fires, can be deceptive when it adheres to a wall or other surface many rooms or even levels away from the original fire. It appears as a very thin, almost invisible film, but it still packs a destructive punch. Walls discolor, metal and glass etch, and the odor is strong and unpleasant. Our SERVPRO team tracks all soot down, uses effective industry best practices to remove it, and follows a multi-step deodorization protocol to eliminate the stench.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation for Your Fayetteville Commercial Property

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Water damage in your business can be detrimental and overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Useful Steps When Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Fayetteville Realtor Office

When you deal with real estate, clients expect you to be organized, which can mean different things to different people. However, being on time when you schedule meetings and maintaining proper records of any transactions are among the bare minimums. A water leak can ruin your established routine of operations or worse, damage documents and electronics holding vital information for your business operations. You need SERVPRO.

Although you might fail to prevent the main event that causes commercial water damage in Fayetteville, you can prevent secondary ones that amplify the effect it has on your business. Actions that prevent water from sitting too long in the affected areas help minimize the level of damage caused. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of water extractors, including the high capacity truck-mounted variety, which expedite the removal process.

In your real estate office, you probably have several paper files and other documents making it a high-risk area for unwanted water intrusion. Even minimal exposure to water or the presence of higher than usual levels of humidity in the air can lead to smudges and other issues that would render the documents useless. Water intrusion can also interfere, even if you run a paperless operation, by damaging your electronic equipment such as computers and printers. Our SERVPRO technicians can help take action. We also help remove electronics from the loss site and dry them before a professional can perform a thorough inspection.

Most water leaks in office environments might involve clean water because the most likely sources are burst plumbing lines or accidentally tripped sprinklers. However, such incidents still leave the office soiled because water spreads debris. It might also dissolve dyes in fabrics such as curtains or upholstery items. Our SERVPRO technicians do a thorough cleaning of the entire loss site removing any traces of soiling "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

SERVPRO Gets Your Fayetteville Business Back up and Going Quickly

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo SERVPRO can get your commercial property back to preloss condition FAST!

Whether its damage from a storm, mold growing in your office or anything in between, we can ensure that you are able to keep your day-to-day work running because the crew at SERVPRO is dedicated to working in a timely manner. We know that for your business, time lost is revenue lost, one of the most important things to look for in a restoration company is how quickly they can make it happen. If you are interacting with customers daily, you’ll want to make sure the job is done quickly to avoid any reputation repercussions.

In a water damage situation, SERVPRO’s main goal is to first get the area dry to keep it from retaining moisture that leads to mold growth. Whenever the project manager is assigned to your job, they start by planning the best course of action while keeping all of these factors in mind. Our team has the experience to help in any situation regarding water, sanitization, mold, smoke or fire damage.

Your Project Manager will be contacting you directly to stay in communication with you over the course of your job. Keeping communication open is one way that we work most efficiently so that we can mitigate damage and minimize the risk of additional issues.

Controlling the odor in a water disaster is important because you don’t want customers to return to your business and then leave because they can’t take the smell. Customers could also question the safety of your business if it smells like mildew or mold. In most cases, drying causes odors to dissipate. If this doesn’t happen, we can remedy this by applying surface cleansers with deodorizers that help to eliminate odor at the source.

We also work with your insurance company. Let us take some stress off of your situation by calling us at 479-419-5544, 24 hours/7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

SERVPRO Provides Businesses in the Fayetteville Area with Fast, Professional Water Removal Services

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

An in-home water emergency needs rectifying as soon as possible. Moisture naturally migrates from wet to dry meaning that the initial source of the leak can quickly become more severe by entering cavities, crawlspaces or subfloors. The time-frame for restoration works like this are more acute for commercial properties given that events can lead to a temporary closure. A closing can lead to loss of revenues as well as impacting the reputation of customer-facing industries like hotels, bars or restaurants.

The core principle when performing restoration of commercial water damage in Fayetteville is to dry the property. SERVPRO technicians are methodical in deciding the best course of action before work begins. We achieve this by investing in training and qualifications for our locally sourced technicians.

We believe that communication is essential. Many commercial properties have existed for decades and have an unusual architectural design or pre-existing issues. Our teams are led by a project manager for large-scale tasks who can communicate with you directly throughout the service. Keeping an open dialogue has helped us to work efficiently, mitigating damages and minimizing the risk of secondary issues.

For smaller instances resulting in water damages, we can quickly begin to eliminate any pooling water even as we inspect affected areas. For an incident in a public restroom, rapid water removal can prevent damage to tile flooring and sink vanities. Opening up amenities to customers is crucial to maintaining a professional and organized experience.

Getting a business ready for customers to return is also about controlling odor. Water, mainly if left overnight, can stagnate or loosen pre-existing soiling causing an unpleasant smell.
In most cases, drying a property causes odors to dissipate and become no longer noticeable. If this is not the case, we can remedy this by applying surface cleansers with deodorant properties that help to neutralize odor particles at the source. We can also utilize a ULV ultra-light fogging technique to alter offensive smelling molecules chemically.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

SERVPRO handles Mitigation in Fayetteville, after the Storm

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Flash flooding has been putting residents of Northwest Arkansas on notice that their homes may be a risk. All it takes is one torrential downpour, and even homeowners who never experience wet basements or foundations find themselves inches deep in flood water. Flooding and water damage are common services. We’re prepared to help you from beginning to end in order to get your home back to preloss condition.

Many different things can happen that would expose you to flood damage during a rainy season.  Overwhelmed gutters and downspouts fail to divert all the water rolling off your roof away from your foundation, sending it into your basement. At the same time, the unrelenting Fayetteville rain over several days saturates the ground around your home or commercial property, while water is consistently seeping inside. You need a crew of workers who know their way around submersible pumps and water extractors. We’re here to help!


Our team arrives as quickly as possible when the job is called in. SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale will then work to remove the standing water. Our certified technicians are crucial to the process when removing water from carpets and hardwood flooring. The equipment we use is powerful. It’s important to know how easily you can damage the floors worse by not following the correct processes.  


SERVPRO ensures that drying technicians evaluate the condition of any appliances or heating and cooling systems in your water affected area. Care must be taken as water conducts electricity and can be deadly until the area dries out and are inspected for safety. We also help inventory and remove items stored in the flooded areas. Staging these items away from the basement gives us and you a chance to ascertain the damage and decide what strategies to use to sort, dry, and discard articles damaged beyond restoration. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

We Have the Expertise to Restore Your Fayetteville Hotel after Storm Damage

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Guests look to your hotel to be welcomed as a guest so that they can see all Northwest Arkansas has to offer. As a business owner, you have likely already experienced the detrimental effects of storm damage and the potential harm to your facility when the unexpected happens.

Your experienced custodial staff and maintenance department do great work on minor water events. Water, Fire, Mold, and Storm Damage are all events that have the potential of causing major damage. These large loss events are always better to be left to qualified professionals like SERVPRO that can arrive quickly to reduce your losses and begin mitigation immediately.

The safety and wellbeing of your guests takes priority when addressing water/storm damage in your Fayetteville hotel. With this in mind, there are specific steps that you can take until our SERVPRO professionals arrive quickly to reduce the loss that your business could sustain and to help your guests stay safe and comfortable. Here are some things to consider:

  • Relocate guests (if applicable), to a safe area of your hotel, and if done quickly enough, might allow them to be entirely unaffected by the spreading damage.
  • If possible, seal over breaches in the exterior of your hotel damaged in a storm. These can often be a source for flooding, and covering them with tarps or plywood can reduce or eliminate further water damage.
  • You can help reduce loss by moving at-risk items and furniture to safer areas you do not expect to suffer damage.
  • You can utilize specific extraction tools like wet-vacs, if you have them in your facility to help slow the spread of floodwater throughout the building while our professionals are in route.
  • Protecting your guests and your facility are top priorities when faced with flooding. Give the SERVPRO team a call anytime at 479-419-5544 to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here. For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

Water Damage and Flood Restoration in Fayetteville

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Water Can Damage Homes in Fayetteville, Keep It Out with SERVPRO'S Expertise

Extraction Is the Key in Mitigating Water Damage and SERVPRO sets the Standard

Floods happen when there is too much water on the ground that either cannot drain off or be absorbed into the soil. Rain, melting snow, a broken water main, and many other causes exist. Floods are almost impossible to control, and efforts often fail. Flood damage can be extremely expensive to clean up and remove, and the costs are not only related to structures damaged by flood water.

Fayetteville is not immune to water damage, and flooding can cause health risks to develop in your once safe and secure home. SERVPRO is ready to help you in this type of emergency situation, and many other types as well. We may not be able to control the weather, but we have the equipment required to rid your home of flood damage quickly so your family can return home with less time spent in emergency housing. We know dealing with flood damage can be a very stressful time for you and your family, and we also know that you'll want to return to a home that is not only clean-looking but also sanitary.

We will use moisture meters to find areas that seem undamaged but that have absorbed moisture from not only the air but also by wicking into otherwise untouched areas that were under water. Water from flooding harbors many living but tiny microorganisms. When these can travel with the absorbed water, the contamination spreads. Drying these areas out will kill many microorganisms. Our SERVPRO technicians will apply antifungal and antimicrobial agents to ensure that a sanitary state is restored to your property.

To dry an area after flood damage has occurred, we place heaters and fans in specific areas, and in very specific positions. These should not be moved until the area has been returned to acceptable moisture-content levels. Air scrubbers will also be used if mold has been discovered, or if the flood water was noxious. The groundwater is typically a category 3 type of water, also called Black Water that contains many varying kinds of contaminants.

The cleaning of furniture and other household items is another way we will prepare your home for your family's return. Furniture legs and other wooden sections that are visible must be cleaned and dried out to prevent cracking and peeling of finishes. The interior frames must also be dried out, with upholstered areas also being cleaned inside first. This reduces odors in the future, in addition to the reduction of the risk of mold. If the soft surfaces were heavily exposed to contaminated water, then we will dispose of them, deeming them non-salvageable.

We're ready to take your call to clean up any type of flood damage you might have in Fayetteville.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

Keep Your Northwest AR Home Safe - Prevent your Pipes from Bursting in the Winter

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Be aware of these tips to prevent frozen pipes during the Winter in Fayetteville.

When water freezes, it expands, and weak metal or plastic pipes that aren't insulated are more susceptible to bursting or leaking. As the weather gets into freezing temperatures, follow these tips to keep your pipes running without leaks.

  1. Allow the faucet to drip:When pipes freeze, the pressure created by the blockage and faucet causes the pipe to burst. Allowing the faucet to be open and drip will relieve pressure in the system. If the faucet has both hot and cold water pipes, turn both handles slightly so that each pipe is open. If it is a single-handle faucet, turn it to warm.
  2. Keep the Heat On:Always keep the heat on in your home to keep your pipes warm and prevent the water from freezing. If you leave for a long period of time, keep your home between 50-55 degrees. 
  3. Apply Heating Tape:There are two types of heating tape for water pipes. One turns on and off by itself when it senses that heat is needed. The other type requires a plug when heat is needed. Heating tape acts as an electrical blanket for pipes during cold spells. These can be very useful when you do not want to think about keeping your faucets dripping. However, much like space heaters, these products can be dangerous so you must use safety precautions.
  4. Seal Up Cracks and Holes:Seal the gaps and holes that are letting cold air where pipes run through walls or floors. You can use spray foam insulation or caulk to fill the gaps. If possible, it is best to seal the holes on both the interior and exterior side of wall or floor.
  5. Add Extra Insulation:Pipes that are located in attics or basements that may not be insulated will likely require extra insulation to keep them warm. Pipes can be fitted with foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves to help decrease the chances of freezing. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale 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, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.