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What to do if you Experience Commercial Property water damage

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green air movers drying commercial flooring Commercial building being dried with air movers

Did you know that nearly three quarters of commercial property losses come from leaks related to appliances, plumbing, and HVAC systems?  Commercial water damage is one of the most expensive and frequent small business claims.  It does not take much to face an insurance claim when it comes to your business and water damage.  That is why SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is here to help when you experience water damage in your Bentonville business.

Here are four steps to take when your Bentonville commercial property experiences water damage.  First, identify the source of the water damage.  Water leaks can happen in many places.  Common places to check are pipes, holes in your roof, or holes in the walls.  In some cases, a plumber maybe needed to identify the water source.  Step two, if necessary, shut off the water main.  If you have a burst pipe, shut off the water main to prevent more damage.  Step three, contact your insurance carrier.  Quickly notify your insurance company.  Taking photos of the damage is a good policy.  Contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO, is the fourth step.  Choosing a quality restoration company that works with commercial insurance companies is important.

Three potential causes of commercial property water damage include burst or leaking pipes, ongoing roof leaks, and refrigerator or dishwasher leaks.  These three causes of water damage can be less of a threat, with routine checks.

Firefighters extinguishing your neighbor’s fire is out of your control.  Having the proper insurance will help make this type of commercial property water damage less of a disaster.

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 479-787-7377.

Prevent Rain Storm Damage to your Van Buren Home

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain falling on house roof overflowing gutters Heavy rains may cause damage to your Van Buren home

Heavy rain storms magnify the importance of proper drainage for your Van Buren home.  Northwest Arkansas experiences heavy rain storms each year effecting many homes and businesses.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is here to help when heavy rain storms cause water to enter your home.

 According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) water traveling over the ground and into your home is grossly contaminated and is a Category 3 water.  Many materials that come in contact with grossly contaminated water cannot be cleaned and must be removed.  These materials and items are considered non-salvageable.  Materials that can be cleaned must also have an antimicrobial applied to them.  This product kills harmful bacteria.  This bacteria can be responsible for foul smells and making people sick. 

Having your property graded so large amounts of rain water travel away from your home is key to avoiding storm damage.  Ideally, the ground should drop 1 inch for every 1 foot that you move away from the house for the first 5-to-10 feet around your house. While this is not always possible, the ground should never be sloping upwards as you move away from your house foundation.  If your property is not graded properly, it can be corrected.  Most land movers or landscapers can regrade your property.  Please research multiple companies, looking at reviews and getting bids. 

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, identify potential threats, respond quickly to extract the water and restore your property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration for your Bentonville Business

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Building with fire, smoke, and soot damage Commercial Property Fire Damage to Bentonville Business

Regardless of the type of business or the size, when a fire occurs it is always devastating.  Commercial fire loss can threaten the livelihood of your business and family.  That is why hiring a quality fire and smoke restoration company, like SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County, is extremely important when your Bentonville commercial property experiences a fire.

Our team of IICRC certified technicians will arrive on-site quickly, assess the damage, and perform the necessary emergency procedures.  These include boarding up of windows and doors and securing the property.  Fire damage typically brings water damage.  Your Bentonville commercial property likely had sprinklers activate and fire-fighters used hundreds of gallons of water to extinguish the fire.  This contaminated water must be removed to prevent further damage to your business.  Everyday items used in operating your business must be cataloged, cleaned, and stored till your business is operating again.  Items that are not salvageable must be cataloged and disposed of.  Our team members take pictures of all your items.  This helps you, the business owner, and your insurance company determine the value of your equipment.  Our team removes soot from the structure, including walls, ceilings, flooring, and air ducts.  SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County uses the latest technology to clean your business’s contents, equipment, and structure.  After the cleaning is complete, we can deodorize smoke or soot smells that maybe left behind. 

Reconstruction is the final step.  Our team can rebuild your commercial property’s interior and exterior.  Bringing it back to preloss condition.  This reconstruction includes minor repairs to large scale rebuilds.

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.

Flash Flooding in Fayetteville

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Flood waters approaching Fayetteville Home Flood waters effecting this Fayetteville home

Flooding is a threat to Fayetteville in the spring months of March, April, and May.  Flooding typically occurs when prolonged rain falls over several days, when intense rain falls over a short period of time, or when a debris jam causes streams or drainage ditches to overflow onto the surrounding area. The most common cause of flooding is water due to rain that accumulates faster than soils can absorb it or rivers can carry it away.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County is ready to restore your Fayetteville home following a natural disaster.

Flash floods can occur within minutes and sometimes without any warning.  Being prepared can give you peace of mind and possibly save your life.  Prepare your home, your family and pets, create a communication plan, and assemble an emergency kit are some of the best ways to survive a flood. 

Preparing your Fayetteville home with sandbags or other materials is one method of protecting your property.  Packing essentials for your family and pets in advance will prepare them for an unplanned evacuation.  Communication with family and friends is essential for peace of mind during a disaster.  This includes having a safe location to meet up with family members.  Having 3 days of food, water, and medicine on hand at all times for your family and pets will help relieve the stress of a natural disaster.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington 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 Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Are You Prepared for Tornado Season?

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Tornado Funnel Cloud with debris flying around Be Prepared for Tornado Season

Looking back over the past 20 years, Arkansas usually gets about 19 tornadoes during the months of March, April, and May.  Nearly 98% of all Presidentially declared disasters are related to weather.  These disasters lead to almost $15 billion in damage.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, North Washington County wants you to prepare for your home’s increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. 

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can bring intense winds of over 200 miles per hour destroying buildings, flipping cars, and creating deadly flying debris.  To prepare for a you should know the signs of a tornado.  These signs include rotating, funnel-shaped cloud, an approaching cloud of debris, or a loud roar similar to a freight train.  Pay attention to community warning systems.  These include Emergency Alert System (EAS) and NOAA Weather Radio emergency alerts.  Become familiar with your community’s emergency sirens and warning tones.  Identify and practice going to a safe place in your home or to a storm shelter.  A small, interior room on the lowest level of your home without windows is usually the safest place.  Be prepared for an extended stay at your home or sheltering location.  Gathering emergency supplies, non-perishable foods, water and medical supplies in advance is proper planning.  

After a tornado focus your attention to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, and local authorities for up-to-date information.  Fallen power lines or broken utility pipes are very dangerous.  Stay clear of these dangers.  If you need medical attention or get sick, contact your healthcare provider, continue to shelter in place, and wait for further care instructions.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington 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 Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Why Choose SERVPRO following water damage to your Lowell home

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has a fleet of trucks to respond to water damage in your Lowell home SERVPRO is the Right Choice for your water damaged home or business

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County is here to take charge of the cleanup and restoration after water damage that can ruin your home or business. Why choose SERVPRO to restore your Lowell home?

SERVPRO uses specialized water removal equipment to extract water from flooring materials, such as carpet.  Using truck mounted extractors, our technicians can remove a large quantity of water in a short amount of time.  Removing as much water as possible helps accelerate the drying process.

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County uses quality equipment for drying and dehumidification services.  Using high efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air in your home or business allows our team to dry your water damaged business or home quickly.  The faster your home is dried, the quicker SERVPRO can begin repairs.

SERVPRO is your complete flooring repair and replacement professionals.  SERVPRO has the ability to replace the floor coverings in your home or business.  Our repair specialists work in every type of home or business.  Whether replacing carpet, hardwood, or tile our professional installers take great pride in their workmanship.

When you experience water damage, you will likely need professional water damage remediation to cleanup and repair the damage. 

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.

Why Choose SERVPRO for your Bentonville Home Fire

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage to the kitchen in Bentonville Home A stove fire caused damage to a Bentonville home

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is here to take charge of the cleanup and restoration after fire damages your Bentonville home or business. Why choose SERVPRO to restore your Bentonville home or business?

SERVPRO is experienced with restoring order and peace of mind following fire damage to your home or business. Count on our IICRC certified technicians for complete and total debris removal for large- or small-scale damage to your Bentonville home or business.

SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County uses the latest technology to clean the structure when fire damage your home or commercial property.  Using dry ice blasting is a significantly quicker process helping to get you back in your home fast.  There is no secondary waste with dry ice blasting.  Compared to abrasive media blasting, that leaves secondary waste.  Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, not harming the substrate, saving you time and money on repairs. 

Cleaning the contents of your home is our highest priority.  SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County uses the latest technology to clean the hard and soft contents of your home.  Our technicians are trained in using Morantz Ultra-sonic cleaning machine to clean “hard” contents.  An Esporta Machine is used to clean “soft” contents.  The advantage to our customers is getting their original property back quickly and inexpensively. 

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.

Water Heater Burst in your Springdale Home

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

Water heater burst in this Springdale home damaging walls, cabinets, and carpet Water heater burst causing water damage in this Springdale home

You are enjoying the time with your family in your Springdale home when you hear this strange hissing noise.  As you follow the noise to the bathroom, no problem there.  Checking the utility room and kitchen, you don’t see anything wrong.  After a few minutes the hissing noise is getting louder, what can it be?  As you step into a bedroom, the water squishes up from the carpet.  Oh my gosh, there is a water leak!  You discover the water heater in your Springdale home has burst.  There are hundreds of gallons of water in your home.  Stay calm.  First thing to do is turn off the water.  Call SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County next.  Our experienced team will respond quickly to your water damaged home, keeping the damage to a minimum. 

SERVPRO technicians are certified in IICRC standards in water mitigation.  This nationally recognized training enables our crew members to properly identify the type and category of the water damage.  Having the training and experience to use the best equipment in the industry, our crew members will extract the water from floor coverings.  They will set equipment to dry the materials in your home that are salvageable.  The building materials that are not salvageable, will be removed.  Our crew members are conscientious when working in your home, being respectful to your family members and careful with your belongings.

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.

Mold Removal in your Bentonville Home

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Containment set in kitchen for mold removal in Bentonville home Mold removal in the kitchen of this Bentonville home

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 mold has contaminated your Bentonville home or business, call SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County.  Our qualified technicians will take every precaution to protect your family and prevent any further mold contamination.  Our IICRC technicians will often build a temporary enclosure to surround the mold affected area.  Isolating the affected area during remediation helps keep people and pets safe from mold spores that are disturbed during the cleaning process. 

SERVPRO technicians use state of the art air purifying equipment to remove the mold spores floating in the air during our work at your home or commercial business.  The GuardianR Pro HEPA Air Scrubber is one piece of equipment that SERVPRO uses in this situation.  The GuardianR is a true HEPA air filtration device, independently tested to verify true HEPA performance.  HEPA performance is defined, by Merriam-Webster, as designed to remove 99.97 percent of airborne particles measuring 0.3 micrometers or greater in diameter.  Just another way SERVPRO demonstrates how much we care about your family or work teammates. 

SERVPRO technicians work to clean and sanitize as much of the original home or business as possible.  This includes the structural components as well as your belongings, such as furniture, decor, and sentimental items.  Our technicians take pride in caring for your property and belongings, while providing a safe environment for everyone.

SERVPRO of Springdale North, Southwest Benton County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration in your Bentonville 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.

Winter Storm Delivers 7 Inches of Snow to Bentonville

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of commercial building during snowstorm SERVPRO vehicles and crew responding to commercial water damage during snowstorm

This recent snowstorm is responsible for 7 inches of snow and ice in Bentonville, according to news station KFSM.  With temperatures in the single digits for several days and several inches of snow, it is important to know SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County is Here To Help!  When water pipes freeze and burst in your Bentonville home or business, our crews are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We have the people, equipment, and experience to handle the largest disasters, while bringing comfort to your family.

Our team of IICRC certified technicians responded to a commercial building during this snowstorm.  The crews carefully negotiated the snow-covered roads to arrive at a commercial building having over 12 rooms affected by water damage.  The Project Manager assessed the situation and delegated the multiple tasks to the technicians.  The technicians packed out the items that were not damaged and moved them to a dry area in the building.  Carpet, trim molding, and sheetrock that could not be dried was removed.  Air movers and dehumidifiers were set to dry building materials that were safe to be dried.   After completing the demolition and setting equipment, our crews safely returned home.  In the following days our team monitored the drying process, communicating the progress with our customer.  After the structure and contents have been dried, our reconstruction team will repair and/or replace the damaged structural components, carpet, trim molding, sheetrock and paint. 

All Northwest Arkansas was affected by this winter storm.  Many homes and businesses will have frozen and burst water pipes.  SERVPRO of Northwest Benton County has the resources to restore your home or business.  With hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers, we have the resources to handle many large commercial jobs and residential homes.  Our highly experienced team members will bring compassion and comfort to you and your family during this stressful time. 

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 479-787-7377.

Where does Water Damage effect My Fayetteville Home

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged Fayetteville home, with air movers drying the structure This flooded utility room was caused by a burst hose

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, North Washington County responds to water damaged Fayetteville homes every day.  Locating the source of the water damage is where we begin the restoration process.  SERVPRO technicians repeatedly find water damage in the same places.  Water damage is usually found near doors/windows, in ceilings, and around appliances.

There are specific places to look for water problems and damage caused by water.  Weatherproof caulking around your windows and doors can fail.  This will allow water to enter your home causing damage to sheetrock, insulation, wood trim, and floor coverings.  Roof leaks are responsible for many damaged ceilings and discolored structural pieces.  A leaking roof will cause damage to insulation, sheetrock, and structural components.  Leaking pipes under the sink or water heater will cause damage to cabinets and the surrounding area.  It is especially important to check these pipes after a freeze.  Appliances, such as washer machines, can have unnoticed slow leaks damaging floors and walls.  At other times, washer machine hoses can burst flooding your home quickly. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, North Washington County was called to restore a home after a water line burst in the utility room.  Our technicians quickly identified the source and shut the water off.  The water was extracted from several rooms, baseboards were removed, and floor coverings pulled.  The technicians set air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the structure.

When you experience water damage, you will likely need professional water damage remediation to cleanup and repair the damage. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington 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 Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

Where Can Mold Hide in Your Springdale Home

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician removing mold from basement floor joists This mold damaged basement in Springdale was caused by an on going water leak

Where can mold hide in your home?  The most common places are the kitchen, bathroom, and basement.  What does mold need to grow?  Moisture, warmth, lack of air circulation and a surface to land are needed for mold to grow quickly.  These conditions are easily met when a minor water leak or stagnant water effects your Springdale home.  It is essential to watch out for these conditions before mold spores settle and cause problems.

The bathroom in your Springdale home is the most common place for mold growth.  There are hidden corners for mold spores to land, warm showers add moisture and warmth to the area.  These create the perfect environment for mold to grow.  Places to check include bathtub/shower, grout between tiles, under the sink, and the linen closet.  Keeping this area of the house dry and cool is one way to avoid mold growth.  Using a ventilation fan to exhaust the heat and moisture after a warm shower will help keep the room cool and dry.

The kitchen is another common place for mold to grow.  It is one of the warmest rooms in the house and has a constant water supply.  There are small leaks and a lot of spills in the kitchen.  Checking the cabinets under the sink and next to the dishwasher will help identify any small leaks.  Repairing a small leak immediately, can save you money on major repairs later.

The basement or crawl space that has a terrible smell, is likely a mold problem.  To have a nice smelling basement you have to remove the mold problem.  Typically using a dehumidifier to remove the moisture and circulating the air will help reduce the mold spores and prevent its growth.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington 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 Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

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.

Tropical Storm Henri Causes Flooding in Several States

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale provides 24 hour storm damage restoration services in Springdale

Tropical Storm Henri made landfall on Sunday afternoon and moved slowly across several states.  Strong winds and heavy rain were devastating to the area.  The storm left more than 140,000 customers without power across the region.  Air flights and rail service cancellations further crippled the area.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency was positioned in the region to help with recovery efforts.  Firefighters were called on to rescue nearly a hundred people after significant flooding in the region. As storms cause flooding and damage to our homes, it’s important to be prepared for power outages with flashlights and portable generators.  Equally important is being prepared with drinking water.  Local authorities may suggest to avoid drinking tap water for a period of time.  The Red Cross recommends an emergency kit that includes one gallon of water per person per day.  The emergency kit should also include nonperishable food, first aid supplies, medications, and a fully charged cell phone.  After the storm passes and it is safe, then is the time to assess damages to your home.  When storms and flooding affect northwest Arkansas, 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 Fayetteville/Springdale is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.

SERVPRO in NWA is “Just A Call Away”

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

We have the resources to help you in your residential or commercial damage situation. Call us today at 479-419-5544.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale with the resources and experience to be a regional leader in mitigation and restoration.

Some of our services include -

Restoration:

*Services may vary by location

When you call SERVPRO, you can expect:

  • Fast Response
  • Convenient Service
  • Damage Containment
  • Extensive Experience
  • Vast Resources

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale PROUDLY serves:

  • Fayetteville
  • Springdale
  • Johnson
  • Tontitown
  • Surrounding areas where applicable

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, please visit their website.

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How Long Does it Take for Wood to Rot from Water in Fayetteville?

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

If you've experienced flooding in your home, contact the water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Fayetteville.

Has your home been flooded from a plumbing mishap or storm? Storms and floods, water leaks, and plumbing defects in Fayetteville can cause the wood in your house to rot. So, how long does it take for wood to rot from water? It depends on several factors. If the decay goes unnoticed or isn’t addressed quickly, wood can rot and be destroyed in just a few short years. 

What Causes Wood to Rot from Water?

Water damage causes interior wood rot. Leaking roofs, burst pipes, or plumbing defects allow for water ingress into the building’s structure. Wood frames, studs, subfloors, and other wooden parts of the house are at risk of rotting away. When wood is exposed to water over a long period, wet rot takes hold. 

Does Wood Rot Spread?

For wet rot to occur in wood, the wood must contain a 30% moisture content over a long period. Fortunately, wood rot won’t spread. But if the moisture problem isn’t remediated wood rot will continue to eat away at the wood until it’s completely decayed. Taking care of the moisture content with a dehumidifier, and halting the water will stop wet wood rot. But dry rot is another story. 

What is Dry Rot?

Dry rot is a form of wood decay like wet rot. But while water is the direct cause of wet rot, fungi causes dry rot. Dry rot weakens the wood, makes it brittle, and gives the wood a blocky appearance. Dry rotted wood will crumble and splinter when you touch it. 

While moisture doesn't directly cause dry rot, it does indirectly. High humidity feeds the fungus that causes dry rot, so remediating water damage is the key to preventing this type of wood decay. Unfortunately, dry rot will spread if left unaddressed. 

Dry Rot Treatment

How can you fix dry rot? Dry rot treatment includes using epoxy, commercial antifreeze, and copper components to strengthen the wood and destroy the fungus that’s causing the dry rot. Addressing moisture issues will also prevent dry rot from taking hold. 

If your home has experienced water damage, wet and dry rot can occur and severely compromise your house's structural integrity. At SERVPRO our water damage restoration experts are here to help you. Contact us today to get help for your water damaged property as soon as possible.

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, visit the IICRC website.

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Are you prepared for Storms that could cause damage to your Springdale home?

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is always here to help!

The National Weather Service (NOAA) has listed the most common flood hazards in the United States.

Check them out below and make sure your home is always safe!

- Flash Flooding

- River Flooding

- Burn Scars/Debris Flows (Caused by Wildfires)

- Ice or Debris Jams

- Melting Snow

- Dry Wash (Heavy Rainfall in Dry areas)

- Dam Breaks and/or Levee Failures

- Storm Surge

- Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems

Are you prepared?

Did you know that 20% of all claims paid by the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) were for policies in Low-Risk communities?

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale can help you stay prepared with an ERP or Emergency Ready Program. Call us today to get more information! We do more than just Water damage. We can help you with any size disaster. Give us a call at 479-419-5544! At SERVPRO, we’re always here to help!

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, please visit the IICRC website.

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What to Know When Buying a Home with Fire Damage in Fayetteville

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

If you're buying a house with fire damage, trust the fire damage restoration experts at SERVPRO to help you get the property back to normal.

When buying a home with fire damage, it’s important to be cautious and ensure that the property is safe. Buying a fire-damaged house in Fayetteville requires an inspection from a certified home inspector, an electrician, and sometimes a structural engineer. Here’s what else you need to know about buying and repairing fire damaged homes. 

Pros of Buying a House with Fire Damage

The housing market in Fayetteville is extremely competitive. For some house hunters, they may be feeling brave enough to put an offer on any home — even a house with previous fire damage. The biggest pro to buying fire damaged houses? The lower price tag. But there are a few things you should know first:

  • When did the fire happen? Fires from many months or even years ago usually mean some repairs have already been made. So, repairing a fire-damaged house will cost less once you close if this is the case.
  • Is the property undervalued? Buying an undervalued house means a higher return-on-investment, especially if you can make repairs quickly and affordably. 

What to Know During the Buying Process

You won’t get a good idea of when the fire happened, what repairs have been made or need to be made without an inspection. Get the house inspected by a certified home inspector and bring in an electrician to examine the wiring for fire damage. If the damage is significant, a structural engineer may need to inspect the house. 

Repairing Fire Damaged Homes

Fire damaged homes often need a complete gut before renovation can start. This is where you can make a healthy ROI if you do your homework. Changing the floor plan and adding modern amenities can make the home attractive to buyers and increase its value. 

  • Make sure the home is examined for structural damage before tackling cosmetic issues.
  • Hire a professional to clean the entire home of debris.
  • Start at the bottom, rebuilding from the foundation up to the attic trusses.

Buying Fire Damaged Homes in Northwest Arkansas

A professional fire damage restoration company can help you during this process. You can build the home of your family’s dreams, or get an excellent investment in real estate. 

At SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, we clean and restore Commercial and Residential Properties. Contact us today for an estimate for our professional fire damage restoration services 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.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, please visit the IICRC website.

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Proven Flood Damage Restoration Services for Fayetteville Residents

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen quickly. Contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation efforts that happen right after you call.

SERVPRO Technicians Dry Your Using the Proper Equipment

Now and again we experience the effects of flood damage. Floods can leave behind massive losses worth thousands of dollars. No matter how well we are prepared to face such disasters, there are always incidents that happen and you can’t always plan for when a storm might hit. Springdale residents need to work with IICRC certified restoration service providers like SERVPRO when dealing with the aftermath of flooding to ensure you get a timely response and accurate drying procedures.

Using the right equipment makes a big difference when restoring your Fayetteville property after a flood damage disaster. That is the fact that our SERVPRO team understands and in most cases, we analyze each situation differently to determine the most appropriate tools and technology to use when working on your property. Drying as a process requires one to know humidity, temperature, and the various air properties - something that our technicians understand very well.

Timely evaporation of the moisture in your property is vital during the restoration. It all starts by putting in place appropriate measures to reduce the drying time and the use of extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers works towards achieving that. Air movers facilitate airflow and increase the speed of evaporation. As the moisture evaporates from surfaces, it leads to the formation of moist air. That means we have to remove the extra moisture from the air and we do that by using dehumidifiers.

The two main types of dehumidifiers that our SERVPRO technicians use are desiccant dehumidifiers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals to absorb the moisture, while the working of refrigerant dehumidifiers has a lot of similarity to how air conditioners work. Deodorization then follows to neutralize the smells.


The goal of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is to restore your contents to their preloss condition no matter the sight of the disaster. We use advanced technology to damaged items that wouldn’t be salvageable otherwise.

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.

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How to Manage a Water Heater Leak in Fayetteville

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mitigates water FAST so that you can get back to normal after a water event.

One of the most problematic sources of water damage in Fayetteville is a failed water heater. A failed water heater causes significant damage after it fails. This could present a few safety hazards to consider before mitigation. After you've stopped the water, it's time to clean up.

Checking Your Water Heater

Before inspecting your water heater for damage or leaks, be sure that you protect yourself by taking the following safety precautions:

  • When approaching a gas water heater that you suspect has failed, make sure you do not smell any gas. Since water heaters are frequently located in unventilated and confined spaces, an accumulation of gas from a small leak could build up rapidly.
  • Turn off the water heater and its water supply.
  • Do not touch the tank itself and be mindful of the pilot light. Even a leaking water heater tank can be very hot.
  • Inspect the tank’s drain valve, which is usually located near the bottom of the tank. The drain valve should be closed and screwed on securely. If there is a leak coming from the drain valve, it might need to be replaced; this is one of the most common causes of leaks in water heaters.

Cleaning Up

Once you've stopped the flow of water, you can begin to clean up:

  • Make sure electronics and appliances in the wet area are unplugged.
  • Transfer rugs and any other movable furniture and items to a dry area.
  • Dry the floor with towels, a mop, or a shop-vac.
  • Set up fans and dehumidifiers to being circulating air and removing excess moisture.

Be sure that you consider all of the safety factors and protect yourself when beginning any cleanup procedure involving a broken water heater. Investigating, repairing and mitigating the damage caused by a leaking water heater should include basic safety precautions and thorough cleaning and drying that SERVPRO would be well-equipped to manage.

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.

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Fire Drill Tips for Managing your Commercial Business in Springdale

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Have you put in place a strategic fire drill plan?

Most businesses are required by OSHA and fire department codes to conduct regular fire safety drills. However most employees don’t enjoy these drills because it takes away from their daily work tasks to plan for something that they would argue may never even occur. But, they do occur and they occur even more frequently whenever people aren’t being cautious and aware of their surroundings in the workplace. We’ve seen businesses not plan for a disaster and when a fire does happen, they aren’t able to put out the fire or coordinate a safe effort to leave the building without inciting panic.

Having a designated strategy as you conduct fire drills will keep your employees safe in the event of a fire, so let’s make the most out of it while we’ve already begun the conversation around fire safety.

Maybe it’s because we all practiced them in school or maybe it’s because of the time taken out of the day, but fire drills have developed a reputation as a sort of juvenile exercises. But these are not pointless requirements to meet; there is still a need for knowledge of fire safety in the workplace.

How to be effective while conducting a fire drill training session:

  • Take them seriously.
    • Your team won’t take it seriously if you don’t.
    • Explain to them where they are to go in the event of a fire
    • Show your employees the best routes to get out of the building quickly (including any fire escapes or exits that aren’t regularly used)
    • If your facility provides fire extinguishers in your facilities, Show them where fire extinguishers are located and how to use them. Remember: Do NOT try to extinguish a fire that is already out of control. It’s best to use your judgment here but the most important thing is to get the employees out of the building.
    • Don’t warn your employees that a drill is coming, and don’t blow it off when it happens.
  • Prepare your team ahead of time. 
    • Review your fire safety plan on a quarterly basis so that any new employees have a chance to participate.
    • It’s more memorable to your team to have them physically go to the meeting location instead of showing them on a paper map or pointing.
  • Create a script for customer-facing roles. 
    • Many employees spend their days on the phone with customers in one way or another. Consider this when talking to your team and give them a “Script” to end a call in the case of an emergency. Usually the customers can hear the fire alarm going off in the background, so they generally seem to understand the situation.
      • “Due to a local emergency this call must be disconnected. I’m sorry for any inconvenience. Please call back and we will be prepared to help you promptly, then.”

The most important part of a fire drill is remembering why you’re doing it and whom you’re doing it for. You’re not just exiting a building to check off a box, but to ensure the safety of the people you’re responsible for. Keep that in mind and make each fire drill matter.

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.

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Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For All Springdale Residents

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Calling a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO fast after a fire can help reduce secondary damages from occurring. Contact us today.

Our IICRC-Certified Technicians Respond Quickly to Remediate Fire Damage at Your Property

After the fire is out and everyone is gone, the clock starts ticking away. Every minute that it takes you to decide which direction to take next, allows smoke and soot residues to permeate further into various surfaces found in your Springdale home.

Immediately after a Springdale fire damage incident occurs in your home, smoke and soot residues begin to settle. Soon after, residues cause discoloration that turns to staining if not treated quickly. Within hours, wood furniture may require refinishing, metals start to rust and corrode while clothing and other contents become permanently stained.

The longer you wait, the harder your restoration becomes. Prolonged exposure to smoke and soot residues will gradually damage every surface in your home. These particles embed chemicals into the very fibers of various materials. This deteriorating of items will continue as time progresses. SERVPRO can help stop the deterioration fast and get a hold on secondary damages developing in your home.


Smoke damage travels through crawl spaces, into walls, and your ventilation system. SERVPRO technicians inspect your entire home thoroughly, providing cleaning and deodorization services that help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, making damage disappear, “Like it never even happened.” All of this and more is only a phone call away.

When treated by the fire and smoke damage professionals at SERVPRO, damaged structure, contents, and personal belongings can survive the effects of a fire. We are IICRC-certified, with access to industrial-grade equipment, and have several years of experience providing restoration services to customers just like you.

Our entire staff takes every possible action to provide you with full-service solutions to fire damage in your home. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays, and make your restoration as stress-free as possible. Our Green Fleet vehicles are ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, fully stocked with everything necessary to address problems that occur on your property.

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.

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How to select the right Fire Damage Restoration Company

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Factors and considerations to help you pick a fire restoration company that can meet your expectations.

Fires can be incredibly destructive. Still, people underestimate what water and flame retardants to extinguish the blaze can do. These elements require a different approach when it comes to fire and smoke restoration and cleanup.

Because of the critical role a fire restoration company plays in ensuring your home or business recovers, it’s vital to find the right one. Knowing what to look for can make the choice easier in an already stressful time. 

Here are some of the primary elements to look for when choosing a fire damage restoration company:

Certifications

Certification is one of the essential factors to consider when choosing a fire restoration company. Make sure they have all the necessary state and local certifications that will legally allow them to provide restoration services and that they are valid. 

Look for an IICRC Certification in particular, but there may be additional certifications for other services provided by the same company. Examples of these services include commercial and structural drying and mold remediation.

Expertise

Besides having the proper certification, the company's employees should also be fully licensed and well-trained fire-damage experts, able to handle a wide range of scenarios.

While expertise is needed, hands-on experience is also very important. Every case of fire damage needs care since incorrect assumptions early on can prolong or derail the restoration process. With experienced professionals like the professionals at SERVPRO, such misconceptions are less likely to happen.

Make sure that the fire restoration company you choose has more than enough experience and has handled their fair share of restoration projects.

Reviews

You can get first-hand information from the company's reviews regarding their experiences working with each particular fire restoration company. You can also ask for recommendations from other sources, such as your insurance agent or adjuster.

Rather than fixating on a single negative or positive review, look for a pattern. Even the best companies have a few outliers in their feedback profiles.

Explore specialties

Different fire restoration companies have different areas they specialize in. Every belonging to be restored is made of different materials and textiles so the company should handle and treat them accordingly. Determine your priorities, and ask the company about their strengths of restoring similar items. 

Recovery time

Seconds can make the difference between being able to restore an item and having to replace it. Some items are sentimental and really can’t be duplicated or repurchased. Choose a company that offers quick response times. They should also provide sound advice on the actions to take when salvaging possessions from a fire. SERVPRO thoroughly documents non-salvageable items.

Detailed schedule

A good fire restoration company should provide an in-depth, estimated completion date and a clear and defined schedule of the steps their team will take during the recovery process.

Storage facilities

Some companies offer storage facilities. If they do, find out more information about those facilities such as storage space and other conditions like security and temperature control. Likewise, inquire whether the company provides packing services and how accurate they are at keeping records. This is something SERVPRO spends time doing right the first time, to avoid any issues for our customers later on!

Costs

Most fire restoration companies will provide a free initial consultation regarding the work to be done. While these costs typically vary based on the extent of damage, having an estimate allows you to pick the option that falls closer to the amount you are willing to spend.

With these few factors and considerations, you should be able to pick a fire restoration company that can meet your expectations. In Northwest Arkansas, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is the industry leader.

Why SERVPRO?

SERVPRO is an all-in-one fire restoration and water cleanup company that has served NWA for 13 years. Our services include mold removal, commercial cleaning services, building restoration services, and more, to ensure you can get your home or business back to normal with a single phone call.

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.

Is Your Smoke Detector Working Correctly in your Springdale home?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Are your smoke detectors working correctly?

In many homes and businesses the answer is no. Often the problem is that they are perceived as a hassle and there are too many false alarms. But, smoke detectors are very important in the case of a fire and could save your life. The information below will help you troubleshoot your system because the simple fact is that smoke detectors can save lives and can prevent property damage. 

All too often the answer for property owners is to disable the system to avoid the nuisance alarms. The batteries are removed, the system is disabled, or the devices are removed entirely. This is usually undetected, especially in private homes where fire officials do not perform regular inspections and have limited enforcement powers.

There are 3 basic types of systems but the tips below are largely the same for each. 

  • Single station units are the ones you buy at the hardware store and screw to the ceiling.
  • Hardwired/interconnected may look the same but they activate as a group ensuring that all areas of the home get the message. 
  • Monitored systems may be wired or wireless but they notify the fire department when activated. The other previously listed options, only notify who is in the home.

The smoke detectors themselves are typically one of 2 types: Ionization or photoelectric.  Ionization units use a small amount of radioactive material that detects invisible particles created by the fire using electrical currents.  They are more expensive so most people have photoelectric units.  Photoelectric units use a beam of light which is deflected by smoke particles to activate.

The main problem is that other things like dust particles or bugs can enter the chamber, block the light, and set off the alarm. To prevent these issues, follow these tips:

  • Cover the detector when working near it
  • Put a monitored alarm system on test if you are doing something that may activate the system
  • Change your batteries each time you change the clocks
  • Use a vacuum to clean the unit periodically
  • Units have a manufacture date on the back of them and they expire after 7-10 years depending on the brand. Replace them when needed.

Whatever you do, don’t disable these important systems.  The fire department would much rather respond and find a minor issue than fight a significant fire because your system was disabled.  Your local fire department is most likely offering a complimentary home safety survey which can answer any questions you have along with other helpful advice.

Contact your local Fire Department Here.

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 STORM RESPONSE 2021 – Water Damage All Across Fayetteville and Springdale

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Early Protection Provides Mold Protection for Fayetteville Area Homes

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture Contributes to Mold Growth in this Fayetteville Ceiling and Wall.

Taking a strong offensive approach is likely your best bet when dealing with mold. However, you must remain on the lookout for early signs of possible growth, prevent moisture problems, and call a qualified professional for help when you notice watermarks or musty smells developing in your home.
 
Catching growth early, limits mold damage in your Fayetteville area home. It is entirely possible to clean contaminated areas thoroughly and prevent regrowth if caught early enough. However, it is essential to have the source of moisture repaired, and the affected area dried properly, often requiring professional assistance to get the job done right.
 
At SERVPRO we understand how serious mold growth in your home can be, which is why we make every effort to limit your exposure and get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our technicians take the time to explain positive steps that you can adopt to help avoid future problems and protect your family better.  
 
Since mold grows everywhere, controlling your indoor humidity and moisture levels contributes to a successful remediation process. It helps to have the appropriate ventilation systems in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, improving your chances of maintaining a mold-free environment that you and your family can enjoy.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the services you need to get mold growth in your home under control in a quick and efficient manner. SERVPRO puts years of experience, training, and advanced water extraction, cleaning, and deodorization equipment to work for you. All while maintaining a safe, clean working environment and preventing the spread of mold throughout your home.
 
SERVPRO checks every area of your home including your attic, basement, and hard to reach crawlspaces that anyone rarely uses. Any area in your home that contains shady, damp areas may cause mold to grow. Leaving no stone unturned as we advance through your inspection and remediation process.  
 
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.

Preventing Attic Mold in your Springdale Home

1/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help with your mold remediation needs.

Anywhere in your home with moist, warm air is an ideal environment for mold to grow.  For some of us, moist, warm air can be found in our attics.  And unfortunately, many of us rarely go up in our attics. Problems can go unchecked for long periods of time.  It’s important to check your attic periodically for common causes of attic mold.

Anything that introduces water or moisture to your attic can be a problem. Mold grows where there is stagnant, hot air. Places like:

1) A Leaking Roof - Sometimes a roof leak is bad enough that water leaks into the floors below and becomes immediately apparent.  However even a small leak can be enough to cause attic mold, without it being apparent in the living spaces of the home. 

2) Dryer Vents, Plumbing Vents, and Kitchen or Bathroom Fans vented in to the attic -  This practice can pump warm, moist air into the attic where it can be trapped and begin the cycle of mold growth.  It is always best to vent these items outside of the home.

3) Missing or Improperly Installed Insulation -   Missing or improper installation of the wrong kind of insulation can cause problems in multiple ways.  Moisture from the lower levels of the home can rise and get trapped in the attic.  Additionally, it can create moisture or condensation in your attic.  Think of your attic like a cold glass of ice water outside on a hot summer day.  The water is a much lower temperature than the air around it and condensation develops on the glass.  If there is missing or improperly installed insulation, this same principle can apply when your home is air conditioned to 70 degrees, but your attic temperature is 99 degrees. 

4) Ice Damming – An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into your home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and create a perfect environment for mold growth. It’s important before winter to clean your gutters so that winter’s melting snow and rain can properly drain off your roof.  Additionally, improper insulation can contribute to ice damming by allowing warm air from inside your home to escape into the attic.

5) Inadequate Ventilation - It seems counter-intuitive, but the basic ventilation principal for your attic is to keep it as cool as possible during the cold season.  Pay attention to your roof after snow storms.  If you look at your roof several days after a snow and you see an even distribution covering your roof, that’s a good sign that your attic is properly ventilated.  If on the other hand, you see sections where snow has melted, that suggests an area in the attic where warm air has been trapped instead of being properly vented to the exterior.  Make sure your soffit vents are clear and free of things like debris, bird’s nests and insulation.

6) Water Heaters or Furnaces installed in the attic -  Sometimes homes without a basement will have water heaters or furnaces in the attic. You may also see this practice in larger homes with several heating and cooling zones, as well as spa style bathrooms with a huge soaking tub, where it is common practice to have designated systems to support these luxuries.  Unfortunately, this practice can contribute to adding moisture to your attic and contribute to mold growth if there are any leaks from these items.  

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.

Plumbing Problems Can Cause Water Damage to your Fayetteville Home

1/1/2021 (Permalink)

If your dishwasher or garbage disposal springs a leak, you can be looking at water damage within cabinets and across your flooring in addition to compromised plumbing. Areas below your kitchen or wet bar can also sustain soaked walls and ceilings. SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale begins the recovery effort within hours of contacting us – any time of the day or night. When you place your water damage problem in our hands, we act fast, assessing the situation and making a plan that will have you back in the kitchen enjoying good times with friends and family, rather than mopping and dealing with unpleasant odors.

Dirty dishwater or food debris can swiftly change clean water to a contaminated condition. Our fast response often involves water damage due to a moisture problem. If the affected areas are saturated with gray water, or full of decaying food, microbial growth will begin in a very short timeframe. Our technicians are trained to follow the water trail, evaluating where the water may have migrated so that you are not surprised by additional damage after the obvious problem has been solved. Once we have completed our detective work, we will devise a plan that cleans and dries out all affected areas, ready for the final touches that will bring your house back to its preloss condition.

We will extract any standing water and then use proper techniques to clean and dry out cabinetry, which is essential to catch and resolve any mold or mildew growth. SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale’s professional staff is trained to remove moisture without harming hardwood or laminated flooring under sink cupboards. The tile, wood or laminate flooring in your kitchen will also need to be carefully inspected for leakage into the subflooring or ceiling below.

Airflow and gentle application of heat will be used to dry out flooring and the structures. Effectively completing these steps is dependent upon the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) training that our technicians complete before entering your home. Reversing the effects of water damage is not a do-it-yourself proposition, and we are Here to Help and lend our expertise to make sure it is done correctly.

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.

When your kitchen appliances fail, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is the first call you should make. Our locally based water damage restoration team is available for appointments 24/7 at 479-419-5544.

4 Ways to Prevent Mold in Your Vacant Fayetteville Rental Property

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

During warmer months, mold prevention becomes more difficult because hot air is perfect conditions for mold.

During warmer months, mold prevention becomes more difficult because hot air is perfect conditions for mold.

Your rental property is likely going to be vacant for a period of time at some point. Sometimes a property will remain vacant for weeks or even months, and an empty property is at risk for developing mold growth. In general, this fungus is relatively harmless unless it grows indoors, where it creates an unpleasant environment and in the worst case, can cause health effects. Follow these mold prevention tips now so you don’t end up paying more for a mitigation specialist in Fayetteville, AR to perform a cleanup later.

1. Turn off the water and drain the lines.

If you expect a property to be vacant for any length of time, turn off your water using the main shut-off valve and open all the faucets to allow water to drain out of the plumbing lines. Especially in the winter months when pipes can freeze and burst, turning off the water eliminates the possibility of plumbing leaks that can cause water damage. Preventing moisture from collecting anywhere is the number one key to mold prevention.

2. Do repairs first.

Before you close the property, have your contractor check for roof and outer wall leaks, clean the gutters and make sure your sump pump is in good condition. Minor repairs can turn into expensive problems later if rainwater is leaking into your building, creating the moist conditions that mold loves.

3. Leave the heat on low.

You may want to save money by shutting off utilities while the building is vacant. However, the money you may save is minimal in comparison to the cost of paying a mold mitigation specialist in Fayetteville, AR to restore your property. During cool weather, keeping the heat on low keeps the house from becoming too damp and encouraging mold spores to settle and grow.

4. Or leave the A/C running.

During summer months, mold prevention becomes more difficult because hot, humid weather creates the perfect conditions for mold. However, keeping the air conditioner running pulls moisture from the air, keeping your property’s environment cool and dry. When new tenants arrive, there won’t be any musty odors or mold problems to contend with.

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.

Fire Prevention for your Garage in Springdale

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the skills to mitigate and restore your fire damage, but let’s mitigate the risk first!

SERVPRO has the skills to mitigate and restore your fire damage, but let’s mitigate the risk first!

The kitchen and the garage are the two most common sources of fire damage. You store cars in the garage, meaning there are commonly things like gas or oil in your garage. Be careful keeping items like this stored in an enclosed space in your home. Then with the addition of the other miscellaneous items that people store in their garage, we have a recipe for a fire disaster if something were to go wrong.

As with anything else when it comes to fire damage in your garage, being proactive is the best defense to keep your home as safe as possible from fire. Fuels, fluids, and cleaners should be sealed properly, and flammable materials stored away from elements.

If the worst has already happened and a fire broke out, you need to call SERVPRO. We are a professionally trained fire damage remediation company, and we have the tools and knowledge to help you restore your home back to its original condition.
 
Electrical devices in a garage need to be used carefully. Do not overload the circuit box, and unplug any units when not in use. You should also have a fire extinguisher in your garage. Clear any clutter out of your garage, as it makes it safer when you are walking around, but also cuts down on the probability of a fire spreading in the event of an emergency.
 
Flammable liquids need to be stored in small amounts and away from heat sources of any kind such as space heaters, vents, and pilot lights. Also, keep propane tanks outdoors. They are equipped and made sturdy for outdoor storage.
 
After a fire, there are several forms of damage including smoke and soot, plus water damage from putting the fire out. SERVPRO technicians take care of all of it for you, restoring anything salvageable, cleaning up the smoke and soot, and drying out the area and your possessions.
Fires in garages can spread just as quickly, if not faster, than other areas of your home due to the nature of the items stored there. Give SERVPRO a call as soon as the fire is safely out so we can salvage as much as possible.

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's Proven Water Mitigation Process for your Springdale Home

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ready for your call 24/7!

When you call SERVPRO for help after water damage to your home or business, our professional restoration specialists will be on site quickly to begin the drying process. Our technicians are trained to restore your property using a proven six step process.

  1. 24 Hour Emergency Contact:

Our phones are answered around the clock because we know the first few hours after water damage occurs are crucial. Our customer specialists will lead you through a series of questions to better understand your needs so we can dispatch help to you immediately. We understand that damage to your home or business is stressful and we will walk you through the process with care.

  1. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment:

Our trained technicians will immediately determine the source of the unwanted water and its type (white, gray, black).  The category of water that you are dealing with will determine the course of action that the technicians will take to restore your property. The technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business to determine the extent of the damage and identify any safety concerns that need to be addressed immediately. They will also move or block furniture and other items to prevent further damage to carpet or belongings. 

  1. Water Removal/Water Extraction:

This process may include emergency pack/out services if it is determined that is necessary to protect your belongings. We utilize the latest technology to remove and extract all excess water from your structure. Carpet and pad will be inspected and removed if necessary. Our technicians will utilize moisture meters, hygrometers and other devices to measure moisture saturation and find hidden water behind walls and ceilings. 

  1. Drying and Dehumidification:

Using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, our technicians will manipulate the air temperature and relative humidity in your structure to remove remaining moisture. Moisture levels will be regularly monitored to ensure a complete drying process. 

  1. Cleaning and Sanitizing:

After your home or business has been completely dried out we will thoroughly clean and sanitize affected surfaces and contents to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Utilizing techniques such as foam cleaning, immersion cleaning and dry and wet cleaning, our restoration specialists will carefully return your belongings to their preloss condition. Using fogging equipment and air scrubbers, we can safely eliminate offensive odors that typical air fresheners cannot. Depending on the situation, we may also utilize antimicrobial, antibacterial or disinfectant treatments.

  1. The final step is restoration:

Returning your home or business to its preloss condition. This can include minor repairs such as replacing drywall or installing new carpet or other flooring. Or it can be a more extensive project to reconstruct larger areas or rooms. 

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.

Commercial Graffiti Removal in Fayetteville

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team is capable of removing graffiti in several different ways.

Have you noticed graffiti on the exterior walls of your business? Are you struggling with stubborn graffiti removal because of the surfaces the graffiti is on? Concrete and other porous materials can be more difficult to clean. Thankfully, SERVPRO is the answer! We can get the graffiti off of the building for you! Our team works to remove stubborn paints and sprays without damaging the building itself. We have a media blast system that will etch away the top layer of concrete where the graffiti soaked into the pores of the concrete and makes it look new again. Media blasting expels an abrasive material at the surface to remove the graffiti. This can also remove soot damage after a fire. SERVPRO can also build a containment area to limit the mess of media blasting. SERVPRO prides itself on bringing your property back to pre-graffiti condition!

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.

Our Professionals Are Ready 24/7 to Assist After A Fire In Your Residence

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

We’re faster to Any Size Disaster.

Get Expert Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Residence

A fire disaster in your home is a traumatic experience, and it can also cause devastating losses. Smoke and soot can affect different surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, appliances, and upholstery. You need to act quickly after fire loss to restore your home to its pre-damaged state.

In an unfortunate event of fire damage in your residence, call fire restoration professionals immediately to prevent further damage. Lingering smoke and soot from the fire can circulate throughout your home and harm the indoor air quality. A professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can help you take care of the damage. We have the experience, workforce, and equipment required to deal with fire loss incidents.

If the flames caused an opening in your home, we could board up the area to secure your property and prevent damage that precipitation may cause. If there is no power in your home after the incident, our crew can use flashlights and power generators to establish emergency lighting.

A fire may also leave debris in your home like broken items and nails, and they can cause injuries to the people living in it. The exterior of your house may also have items that may need to be disposed of, such as torn gutters, ash, and damaged shingles. Our crew can remove such items to simplify the restoration process.

Our technicians can also perform initial cleaning to prevent secondary destruction from soot residues. We can pre-clean furniture and soot to remove the heaviest soot. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians may also wipe acidic soot residues from metals and porcelain. We perform a thorough cleaning of the affected structures and contents with environmentally friendly products.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also wet clean some of your possessions to remove moderate to heavy residues. Wet cleaning is suitable for items that do not sustain damage when soaked in water. After cleanup, we can deodorize your home and its contents using air scrubbers or thermal fogging.

After a fire ruins your residence, is the right restoration company to call. You can reach our professionals anytime at for quick remediation in We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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.

What You Need to Know About a Multi-level Commercial Water Loss in your Fayetteville Office

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help with any Commercial Mitigation needs--call us immediately!

In a multi-level loss, there are several things you need to keep in mind. When multiple levels are affected, you can assume that the walls are going to be wet and water will travel to the floors below it. Once water has traveled down walls and penetrates subflooring, there needs to be mitigation done to stop the spread of the migrating water.

Once we get an idea of how many rooms and floors are affected, and know where the source of the damage is, we know where to start. A couple of years ago, SERVPRO was called on a job at Frisco – a dorm on the University of Arkansas campus. They had a water event from a frozen pipe that burst over winter break. The damage continued to spread down the levels of the building, but it also spread outwards, covering more of the walls below it. In this case, we began mitigation on the bottom floor and worked our way up.

When we go into a commercial property that has water damage, it’s important to identify the source. First, determine whether or not the water has been stopped. If not, then you will want to turn your water off using the emergency shut off valve.

Once our team goes in, we will determine how much equipment is needed for drying and extraction. At this point we will decide if there is any demolition that needs to be done from materials that will need to be replaced. After demo, we will then take moisture readings all over the home to tell where the moisture levels increase and what is baseline. By monitoring the moisture levels consistently, we will know as we go how the drying process is going, and if more drying time is needed.  

Next, we will extract as much of the water as possible using a truck mounted water extracting vacuum. Once we get as much of the moisture out as we can, SERVPRO will monitor the drying process and determine how long it will take the structure to dry. This is done using a math formula to gauge the amount of moisture, the amount of equipment and the materials of the structure. Once the SERVPRO team has dried out the structure, we will take another round of moisture readings to make sure everything that was wet, is now dry.

Even though it may sound like a straightforward process, there are many things that make each and every job very different. From the source of the water, to the part of your home it's in and the type of flooring, all play a part in your water loss. By calling SERVPRO, you get a timely response, a great crew and the satisfaction that once it’s over, it’s over. SERVPRO guarantees that we will stand behind our work and make it “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 has the Solution to Help You in Your Disaster in Your Fayetteville Home

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Property owners love using SERVPRO as a one-stop shop for any Mitigation or Restoration Needs.

SERVPRO has the unique ability to help property owners and homeowners in a variety of different situations. Whether it is a Residential or Commercial job, we already have trucks loaded down with equipment ready to go whenever you call and need our assistance.  Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. At SERVPRO, we’ve seen just about everything ranging from homes flooded so bad that furniture is carried away, to explosion disaster cleanup. SERVPRO is Here To Help when you have an emergency event. By calling SERVPRO quickly, you can minimize the damage done to your property.

Water Damage: We see water damage from all kinds of sources. It could be a busted pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, or improperly installed plumbing system. All of these things cause a great deal of stress to you. To get water damage under control quickly; call SERVPRO!

Fire and Smoke Restoration: A fire can be a huge inconvenience but it is not the end of the world. You may see everything covered in soot and are worried about your items not being salvageable. You would be surprised at how much of your personal property can be restored. We make it “Like it never even happened.” We specialize in cleaning and deodorizing anything from family heirlooms, documents, to the very walls in your home or business.

Mold Remediation: With naturally high levels of humidity in Northwest Arkansas, mold can be an issue if a water intrusion is not properly taken care of. We offer mold remediation so that you can get the mold under control and stop the spread of microbial growth in your home.

If there is anything else that may warrant a restoration or mitigation job in your home, give us a call and see if our 5-star service team can help you!

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 to Manage a Water Heater Leak in Springdale

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mitigates water FAST so that you can get back to normal after a water event.

One of the most problematic sources of water damage in Springdale is a leaking water heater. Often, a failed water heater may show significant damage due to its age or environmental factors, which could present a few safety hazards to consider when checking it for leaks. After you've stopped the water, it's time to clean up.

Checking Your Water Heater

Before inspecting your water heater for damage or leaks, be sure that you protect yourself by taking the following safety precautions:

  • When approaching a gas water heater that you suspect has failed, make sure you do not smell any gas. Since water heaters are frequently located in unventilated and confined spaces, an accumulation of gas from a small leak could build up rapidly.
  • Turn off the water heater and its water supply.
  • Do not touch the tank itself and be mindful of the pilot light. Even a leaking water heater tank can be very hot.
  • Inspect the tank’s drain valve, which is usually located near the bottom of the tank. The drain valve should be closed and screwed on securely. If there is a leak coming from the drain valve, it might need to be replaced; this is one of the most common causes of leaks in water heaters.

Cleaning Up

Once you've stopped the flow of water, you can begin to clean up:

  • Make sure electronics and appliances in the wet area are unplugged.
  • Transfer rugs and any other movable furniture and items to a dry area.
  • Dry the floor with towels, a mop, or a shop-vac.
  • Set up fans and dehumidifiers to being circulating air and removing excess moisture.

Be sure that you consider all of the safety factors and protect yourself when beginning any cleanup procedure involving a broken water heater. Investigating, repairing and mitigating the damage caused by a leaking water heater should include basic safety precautions and thorough cleaning and drying that SERVPRO would be well-equipped to manage.

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.

Step by Step Guide to Water Damage Restoration in Fayetteville

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Your guide to understanding the ins and outs of water damage restoration!

We at SERVPRO understand that having water damage in your home or business is an overwhelming experience. You have questions about what steps to take first and how the process of restoration works. Although every water damage is unique, the overall process stays the same. 

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

When you call, our representative will guide you through several questions that will help the SERVPRO Franchise Professional respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

They carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals start this process as soon as possible to minimize further damage and to help prevent mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

After the bulk of the water has been removed, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. They use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. They also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6 - Restoration

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

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.

Holiday Fires in Fayetteville? No, Let’s prevent that!

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Avoid a dangerous fire this holiday season by decorating mindfully so that you don't cause any unwanted disasters!

Do not let a major disaster crash your plans for the 2020 holidays! I’m sure the last thing you would want is a house fire, but believe it or not, the holidays cause a lot of fires around the end of the year. SERVPRO wants to give you some tips to keep you safe and help you enjoy your holidays. Here are a few holiday safety tips to remember.

Halloween

  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow-stick in jack-o lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter.
  • Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways, and yards.

Thanksgiving

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • If deep-frying your turkey, defrost the turkey COMPLETELY – and dry it before putting it in hot oil.
  • Keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by

Christmas

  • Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

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.

If your Springdale Home Floods after a Storm, SERVPRO will be READY with the Help You Need

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Our team is ready to take care of your Springdale home and restore it to its preflood condition, "Like it never even happened."

What to do after flooding has already happened

Flooding can cause many problems for your Crawford County home. The issue we will look at first is the points of entry for the water that’s inside your home. Once we can stop the water from coming in, we can begin to clean up the damage that’s been done.

When you get SERVPRO on the job, you’ll have skilled professionals with the necessary equipment to make it as quick and painless as possible.  

The typical homeowner doesn’t have the time, resources nor equipment needed to take care of the issue without outside help. SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties can make sure to get you back to normal without all the hassle of trying to do it yourself. Your insurance provider can assist you in finding information on what your policy covers for recovery after a natural disaster like this.

Our approach to debris removal is very thorough so that you can get your items back to normal as quickly as possible. What we do is not just cleaning and extracting what came inside the house with the water and wreckage. The other affected parts of the home are important to pay attention to also. If structural elements are exposed, we can disinfect and clean the studs, beams, and framework that will prevent microbial growth and bio-hazardous conditions from occurring.

We do not advise anyone to try to remove debris or extract water from their home because there is always a high risk of contamination. Our SERVPRO professionals have safety equipment and highly effective machines designed to extract water quickly.  Having the experience and right equipment helps the SERVPRO team to do a thorough job returning your home to preloss condition.

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

How Proactive Measures Can Save Your Fayetteville Home From Storm Damage

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Residents of the historic areas of Fayetteville enjoy gorgeous landscaping and beautifully restored homes. Underground, however, the tidy and well-kept up neighborhoods can show their heritage less pleasantly. Aging water supply and waste lines can expose dwellings to the risk of damage from below. Our crews are familiar with the issue and can help in the event of flooding.

Ironically it is precisely when authorities take steps to bring hundred-plus-year-old utilities into the 21st century that flood damage can become most likely in Fayetteville properties. The intent of working on fragile, rusted pipes is to avoid disaster. That realization does not help when your home is one where the repairs go wrong, sending vast quantities of fresh water, at best, or sewage, at worst, into the lower levels of your home.

This scenario is a genuine crisis, requiring a flood damage remediation company with the speed and the capacity to respond immediately and efficiently to a complicated project. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, fully-equipped service vehicles, and crews at the ready 24/7. Our crews are IICRC trained in a broad range of assessment protocols and restoration techniques, prepared to handle even significantly contaminated flood waters and the challenges of moisture migration throughout the large spaces typical in older Fayetteville homes.

When we arrive, the project manager assesses the category of flood water invading your home. Typically this type of flooding is at least Category 2 and most often Category 3, or black water. The probability of dangerous pathogens in the water is high, meaning SERVPRO must contain the water as evacuated and dispose of it according to local regulations as hazardous waste.

Cellars and basements have many opportunities for flood water to collect and hide in inaccessible areas. Because of the microbial infestation present in gray or black water, it is crucial to open up all areas where moisture moved for draining and removal, and then disinfection with EPA registered products. SERVPRO crews use strategies like flood cuts to release water and provide access for critical cleanup and sanitization. We continuously test and monitor for residual moisture, and use innovative scanning techniques to detect trapped water in cavities.

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.

Prevent Water Damage from Toilets in your Springdale Home

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

If you have regular blockages or backups from your sewer, even after having the pipes cleaned, you may have a bigger issue at hand.

Common toilet plumbing issues can lead to water damage. Plumbing problems can be prevented by regular plumbing maintenance. Take care of plumbing problems as soon as they arise in order to prevent water damage from your toilet. Follow the IBHS recommendations to avoid costly water damage restoration and repairs.

Toilet Maintenance

Water damage in your bathroom can drain your wallet, which is why IBHS urges property owners to complete preventive maintenance before trouble strikes. IBHS has identified the leading causes of water damage and develop solutions.

Toilet Failure

  • The study found that most toilet failures cost upwards of $5,500 per incident after the deductible was paid.
  • One-third of all toilet failures in the study resulted from an overflowing or clogged toilet.

Ways to Reduce Damage

  • Be patient after you flush and wait for the valve to completely finish refilling the tank and bowl. If an overflow looks imminent, lift off the tank cover and lift the float to shut off water flow to the tank, and then turn off the supply valve.
  • Twice a year, inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply and flush valves and the supply line. Make sure that you can turn off the supply. If you have older screw type valves that are hard to turn or start leaking, consider replacing them with simpler ball valves that are easy to shut off quickly.

Tip: It is a good idea to look over your insurance policy and familiarize yourself with any exclusion to your water damage coverage. For instance, most policies cover sudden damage, like water damage from a really bad storm or from an overflowing washing machine. On the other hand, any water damage that happens because you didn’t maintain the property may be excluded, as well as gradual leaks that caused water damage over time.

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.

Red Cross Safety Tips for your Fayetteville Home

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO if you've got a fire or storm emergency! We are always here to help!

TORNADOES Tornadoes can strike without warning and destroy a community in seconds. Before a tornado warning is issued for your area, here are some things you should do:

  1. Know your community’s warning system.
  2. Pick a place where family members can gather if a tornado is headed your way. It could be your basement or, if there is no basement, a center hallway, bathroom, or closet on the lowest floor. Keep this place uncluttered.
  3. If you are in a high-rise building and don’t have enough time to go to the lowest floor, pick a place in a hallway in the center of the building.
  4. Remove damaged limbs from trees.
  5. Move or secure lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind and become a projectile.

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY STEPS Thunderstorms injure an average of 300 people every year, and cause about 80 fatalities. Here are the top thunderstorm safety steps you should follow:

  1. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to safe shelter immediately.
  2. As the storm approaches, take shelter in a building.
  3. If you are driving, pull off the roadway and park. Stay in the car with the windows closed and turn on the emergency flashers. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside of the vehicle.
  4. If you are inside, unplug appliances and avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances. Avoid taking a bath or shower, or running water for any other purpose.
  5. If you are caught outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground, water, tall, isolated trees and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are not safe.

Check out www.redcross.org for more information!

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 Timeline for How SERVPRO Mitigates Water in Springdale

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can mitigate water FAST! By calling us as soon as you notice the water damage, means that we can get there sooner!

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread.
  • An odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Bio-hazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically.  Replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and contaminants can pose serious risks to occupants.

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

Post Fire: What Next for your Fayetteville home?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the leader in water and fire mitigation and restoration!

If you are like most people, when you think of fire damage, it conjures up pictures of flames and smoke. Images of charred furniture and walls.  Clothing and linens may have to be replaced or professionally cleaned.  And then you may start to think about the odor that accompanies a residential fire or smoke event. But what are we missing here? When there’s fire, there’s….well, there’s going to be water.  Lots of water. 

If your home or business is equipped with a fire sprinkler system, such a system can release as much as 24 gallons of Water PER MINUTE. Since we are on the subject of Fire Sprinkler Systems (FSS), here are some facts and myths:

According to Tufts Public & Environmental Safety

  • Water from a FSS causes more damage vs. the fire itself. False. The damage that the fire leaves behind is much greater than the damage caused by the FSS.
  • When the FSS kicks in, every sprinkler head is activated. False. Sprinkler heads are activated on an individual base by temperatures greater than 155 degrees. Fires in residential properties are typically extinguished or controlled by 1 sprinkler head. A study put together during an 80 year period of fire sprinkler use revealed 82% of fires were controlled by 2 or fewer sprinkler heads. Additionally, it was found that 6 or fewer heads controlled 90% of all fires.

What about the fireman’s hose? Also according to the Tufts University research, 80-125 gallons of water is released per minute from the fire hose.

Again, where there’s fire, there will be lots of water. So, what to do about all this water? Here are some simple steps:

  • Safety is first and foremost. You can rest assured, when your local fire department is involved, they will communicate to you when your property is safe.
  • As soon as you can, call your insurance agent or their claims hot line. Don’t wait on this step because waiting on mitigation will increase the risk of additional damage. And insurance companies do not like that.
  • Call SERVPRO! Your insurance carrier (agent or claims representative) may suggest a restoration company and many recommend SERVPRO. However, if they do not, you can still choose SERVPRO. Rest assured, your local SERVPRO franchise will hold the proper licenses and certifications. SERVPRO is properly certified by the IICRC and will evaluate the damage and will coordinate with your insurance companies’ claims department.

Here are some things to avoid:

  • DO NOT use electric appliances or anything electronic until your premises is dry.
  • DO NOT use a vacuum to remove water. A sump pump is fine.
  • DO NOT enter your premise or any room that is not structural sound.

Remember, the damage does not end with the fire itself. And a fire can be overwhelming and obviously devastating. So, call the company who is trained, certified and truly cares about making your Fire Emergency “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.

How to Protect Yourself & Others During the Pandemic in Fayetteville

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to still spread virus.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash immediately after use.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectant will work.

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.

Potential Sources for Fires you should be aware of to take care of your Springdale home.

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

House & apartment fires can be caused by several different sources. These can range anywhere from the misuse of appliances to faulty heating equipment to smoking in the bedroom. Here are some of the most common causes of house fires and precautions you can take.

  1. Cooking equipment.

The preparation of a meal using your oven can create a problem if the cook gets distracted and leaves the kitchen and stove unattended. One simple rule of thumb: if you’re the cook, stay in the kitchen. If you have to leave have someone come in and watch your food.

  1. Heating.

Always keep portable heaters at least 3 to 4 feet away from anything that could catch fire. That includes furniture, clothing, curtains or bedding. If you have a furnace, it is recommended that you have a qualified HVAC contractor inspect and clean the unit on an annual basis. Making sure the furnace is working safely and up to safety standards is vital in keeping your family safe.

  1. Smoking in bedrooms.

 If you must smoke, never, ever smoke in bed. Make sure that your bedroom and bed is off limits when it comes to smoking. Fire starting in the bedroom make up over 70% of all house fatalities in the US. If a cigarette is discarded and not extinguished properly, you will likely be calling 911. Always make sure the cigarette butt is extinguished because it can stay lit for several hours.

  1. Electrical equipment.

There are many electrical appliances in the average home or apartment. Take a toaster for example. You can start a fire if it has a faulty cord. Or in other words, if that cord is frayed. An outlet can easily be overloaded with plugs that offer multiple outlets. Be careful never to overload an outlet. Especially in older homes that were not wired for all of the electrical appliances that we use today. Make sure all of your outlets are grounded properly. A qualified electrician can help you with this.

  1. Candles.

They help make our homes and apartments smell nice. But candles, unattended, can easily burst into flames. Especially if they’re placed too close to flammable items such as a box of tissues or towels. Never leave a candle unattended. If you’re going to leave the room, blow that candle out! The National Fire Protection Association reports that roughly 1/3 of home candle fires start in the bedroom. And these fires caused 33% of the related deaths and 51% of the related injuries.

  1. Curious children.

Curiosity can get the best of a child and make him or her see what happens when a fire is set to an object. Always keep matches and lighters far away from your children as possible.

  1. Faulty wiring.

A licensed electrician can inspect the wiring of your home and perhaps save your life. A home with inadequate wiring is a fire just waiting to happen. Some clues as to whether a house has faulty wiring can include lights that dim when you turn on another appliance, for one appliance to work you have to disconnect another, fuses or breakers that trip frequently. Other causes of fire include barbecues, flammable liquids and improperly installed lighting.

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.

Imperative Steps For Fire Damage Mitigation and Cleanup In Your Fayetteville Home

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Our fire restoration expertise at SERVPRO, helps us restore homes FAST.

Putting out a fire means an end of the flames but then you’re left with the damage to tend to. Coming back to your home being burnt partially or fully can mean a lot of secondary damage like soot staining, rust, and corrosion. After the unfortunate incident, it is essential to act fast by seeking professional help from SERVPRO to prevent further damage. We respond to fire emergencies 24/7.

Our IICRC training and decades of experience help us to handle home fires. We use advanced restoration equipment and techniques to restore your property fast and effectively so that you can get back to your life.

After a fire, there may be debris in your home, which could get in the way of the restoration process. Removing the waste can help our crew to complete the restoration process efficiently and reduce odors. We can also remove all items that are too damaged to restore. Our team can remove any items that do not appear to be destroyed to prevent them from being contaminated further. We can clean these items and prepare them for when you return to your home.

During a fire, various materials produce different chemical residues that can cause health effects to the property’s occupants. The smoke residues can also cause structural damage if not restored on time or professionally. Before cleaning the affected surfaces in your house, our restoration experts can test them to determine which cleaning method is best suited for that surface. During testing, we categorize materials as non-salvageable and salvageable.

In some cases, our technicians can wash fabrics and shampoo carpets to restore them to their preloss state. We use different types of cleaning products to clean carpeting and upholstery. For instance, carpet and upholstery shampoos are blends of solvents, detergents, and cleaning agents for brightening all fabrics.


Clean air is another essential factor in fire damage restoration. The ash, smoke, and other airborne contaminants can cause health issues to the occupants. We can use air vacuums to clean the contaminants from the air. These devices have a type of filtration that removes 99 percent of all the particles that are in the air. If you have fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO today to see how we can help!

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.

Childproofing Your Home - Protect Your Kids from Fires and Burns

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Learn to keep hot liquids away from children to keep them safe!

From a hot cup of coffee to boiling water on the stove, burns are a huge hazard in every home.  Burns are the most (especially hot water and liquids) common accidents related to kids.  Here are a few ways to help avoid burn related accidents.

  • Always use the back burner on your stove when possible.
  • Keep an emergency aid kit close at hand in your home.
  • Install a fire extinguisher in your kitchen.
  • Keep matches, lighters, candles and chemicals put away out of reach.
  • Put child safety plugs in your outlets.

For more information on childproofing your home check out these sites:

www.kidshealth.org (Burns Safety)

www.nsc.org (Emergency Fire Preparedness)

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.

Be Prepared With the Help of Technology

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Tools to prepare you for being able to navigate any uncertain circumstances!

Technology is a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or after to stay informed of the situation and in communication with others. From common technology you already use on a day-to-day basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare, the following will help you be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Store Information Online

There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive offer a free way to store different types of files, from a Word document to images of important documents. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, and information on your pets, if necessary. 

Follow the News

Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a disaster situation. You can also alert first responders if a rescue is needed through Twitter. 

Mark Yourself Safe

The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. 

Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis. You will receive a notification from Facebook if you're located in the affected area at that time. 

Get in Touch

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster. 

Charge Up

Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time, but you can also buy solar-powered chargers as well.

Get an Emergency READY Profile

SERVPRO is proud to offer Emergency READY Profiles (ERP) for free at ready.SERVPRO.com to help prepare you, your property, or your business for an emergency. 

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your property or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your property or business. 

Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App. Get in touch with SERVPRO today for more information on developing an ERP for your property or business, and SERVPRO will be there to help make it "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.

Just a little water = Major cleanup

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Sometimes it doesn’t take much water to do grave damage.

A mop and some simple household cleaning products may not be enough for black water. SERVPRO is trained to safely clean and restore your home, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the Source/Type of Water
  • Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying
  • Survey the Extent of Damage
  • Perform Emergency Water Extraction
  • Move Furniture
  • Provide Floor Service
  • Inspect Carpet Pad/Carpet and Provide Service
  • Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)
  • Utilize Dying Equipment and Monitor Drying
  • Dispose of damaged materials

Emergency mitigation means that SERVPRO is on-site within four hours to begin drying and decontaminating your home and restorable content. 

SERVPRO is trained and understands how to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, a structure is quickly and thoroughly dried, which helps prevent secondary water damages. 

Safety First

Abiding by OSHA guidelines and all applicable health regulations, SERVPRO removes moisture, sewage, and contaminants, disinfecting and deodorizing as they safely clean your home and restorable belongings. 

Water damage in your home is never a good thing. 

Especially when the water contains potentially harmful bacteria that can affect the health of your family and the value of your home. Toilet overflows, sewage backups and other dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly messes; these biohazardous damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a home, as well as the moisture necessary to support their growth. 

SERVPRO understands how disruptive black water damages can be for your entire family. For this reason, SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency response, and, under normal circumstances, will have trained, uniformed technicians on-site of water damage within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services. By responding quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO can help you regain control quickly while drying, deodorizing and protecting your home and belongings. 

So, before you risk your health by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call your local water damage cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO.

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 is Here to Help during this time of need

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, 479-419-5544.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

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.

Shocking Facts about Lightning

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning safety tips so that you're prepared at a moment's notice!

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities.  Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck.  Here are a few lightning safety tips:

Be Aware: 

Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities.  If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.

Go Indoors:

Remember the phrase "When thunder roars, go indoors."  Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder.  Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.

Avoid windows, doors, porches and concrete: 

Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls.  Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.  

Avoid Water:

Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building's plumbing.

Avoid Electronic Equipment:

Do not use computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves, or anything connected to an electrical outlet.  Lightning can travel through electrical systems, radio and television reception systems, and any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.  Equip homes and offices with whole-house surge protectors to protect appliances.

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.

Spring in Springdale: Twelve Things You Can Do to Prepare for Spring

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

There are 12 simple things you can do to prepare your home for the upcoming season!
  1. Clean your rain gutters. 
    Wind, animals, and gravity bring sticks, leaves, and other items into your rain gutters, and chances are yours have accumulated their share of debris over the winter. That's bad news for your Springdale home: When downspouts are clogged, rainwater can spill out of your gutters and around the perimeter of your house, putting it at risk for leaks and flooding. Get ready for spring showers by removing the mess from your gutters to ensure that the water will flow freely.
  2. Change filters.
    To maintain optimal air quality in your home, it’s a good idea to replace your HVAC system's air filter seasonally as well as the filter in your kitchen range hood. Consider changing the filters in your water purification system, too. Depending on your water, you might not need to change these as often as your HVAC filters, but it's not a bad idea to check them now. Welcome spring in Springdale with new filters all around to keep your home clean and fresh, and your appliances in good working order.
  3. Check vents.
    As snow melts away from your home’s foundation, it’s a good time to check any vents along the foundation or in the attic. Look for missing or damaged screens, debris, signs of insect or rodent infestation, or other issues, and correct them before they have a chance to become bigger problems later in the season.
  4. Service the Lawn Mower.
    Get your lawn mower ready for the season with a tune-up. If you didn’t do it in the fall, now’s the time to drain and replace oil, sharpen the blades, remove caked-on grass and mud, and lubricate moving parts.
  5. Prep the gas grill.
    After a long winter spent cooped up indoors, you're probably eager for a sunny day. Get your outdoor cooking station ready for spring by scraping away any rust spots that developed over the winter, cleaning the grill inside and out, and checking the fuel tank hose for damage.
  6. Clean Backyard Furniture
    As the weather warms up, outdoor entertaining may be just around the corner. Prepare for warmer days ahead by thoroughly hosing down all backyard furniture—chairs, tables, and lounge chairs—wiping away cobwebs, and bringing outdoor chair cushions out of winter storage.
  7. Pamper the Lawn
    Once the danger of frost has passed and your grass starts to come out of winter dormancy, it’s time to jump-start your spring lawn-care routine. Address winter damage to your turf by seeding bare patches. Then get a head start on weed prevention by manually removing weeds before they have a chance to multiply. 
  8. Groom Shrubs and Trees
    Winter storms can be hard on your landscaping, resulting in broken tree limbs, ragged shrubs, and a garden full of organic debris. Get your yard ready for spring by removing broken or damaged branches, pruning summer-blooming trees and shrubs like butterfly bush and crepe myrtle, and raking up fallen leaves.
  9. Check the Roof
    Take advantage of the sun’s return to check your roof for cracked or missing shingles or tiles, and examine flashing around vents and the chimney for damage. While you’re at it, have the chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional.
  10. Plant Bulbs
    Spring is the ideal time to plant summer-blooming flowers. Go ahead and get them into the ground as soon as the danger of frost has passed.
  11. Clean Windows
    Winter storms and rain can leave your windows streaked and dirty. Let more sun into the house by cleaning windows, both inside and out. 
  12.  Test Alarms
    Let the change of season be your reminder to test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for proper functioning. Change batteries if necessary. Alarms can malfunction as they age, so if yours are older than seven years, consider replacing them.

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.

Commercial Water Leak Damage in Fayetteville Restored by SERVPRO

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. 


1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems


Some older office and retail buildings have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment


This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing


Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines


This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated black water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 

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 can Restore All Levels of Commercial Damage in Fayetteville

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

The Three Levels of Commercial Damage

There are 3 levels of commercial damage that are considered:

Level 1 is a small commercial loss typically involving 10,000 square feet or less of affected floor space. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a small commercial loss may include, but are not limited to, a stand-alone retail establishment, a small church, a daycare facility, a small shopping center, a small warehouse or manufacturing facility, or a stand-alone administrative building. A Level 1 loss can also be a small portion of a much larger structure.

Level 2 is a midsize commercial loss typically involving 10,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 2 loss may include, but are not limited to, a small multi-family property, a midsize church or school, a small shopping center, a multi-tenant administration facility, or a midsize warehouse or manufacturing facility. A Level 2 loss can also be just a portion of a much larger structure.

Level 3 is a large commercial loss typically involving more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved will likely be large multi-level structures. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 3 loss can include, but are not limited to, a large church, hospital, school, or university; a large multi-family property; a mid- to high-rise retail or administration facility; a large industrial, manufacturing, or warehouse facility; or a large strip-style shopping center or shopping mall. This is the level at which it would be appropriate to refer to the project as a “large loss.”

Once our team determines the level of loss, the property is further assessed, and an appropriate number of team members is dispatched to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and return your business to operation “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.

Spring Is Coming - Which Means - Floods Are Coming to Fayetteville

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

As flowers start to bloom, it’s also the start of the rainy season. Rain and storms often lead to flooding in Fayetteville.

Spring is in the air. It’s a great sign of warmer weather on the horizon, plus a beautiful sight to see all the flowers blooming. While the spring provides warm weather as relief after the long winter months, it does come with rain. April showers bring May flowers! While that helps wash away the pollen, water tends to pool up and flooding is a real concern for homeowners and business owners.

You don’t need to live in a flood zone to fall victim to flooding, so it’s best to always be prepared!

Changes in your neighborhood can create flood areas in places that were safe in the past. Major weather storms can also cause severe flooding that extends into areas that aren’t used to experiencing flooding. 

Know Your Area and Stay on Top of Changes

Flood zones can change. The arrangement and new construction of homes and businesses can lead to a change in the areas that might be considered flood zones. This may also lead to more flood zones being created. Be sure to monitor flood areas as they change to know if you may be affected. If a street nearby you usually floods with water in a rainstorm there is a greater chance that in a bigger storm, the street may actually flood over. If this happens it can affect properties nearby, including yours. Knowing the changes to flood zones can help you to better be prepared and to better protect your home. If you learn you are in a flood zone, it is best to move your furnace, water heater and other equipment to a higher level in your home.

Prepare Your Property and Grounds

As the ground around your home and property gets soaked, it can also cause trees or power lines to fall on your home. Make sure to remove or cut dead branches on trees that can pose a problem to your home in a heavy storm.

Prepare For Storms with Building Supplies and Sandbags

Sandbags can often be obtained nearby when there is the potential for a flood. If you cannot find them near you, you can create your own or gather them in advance to prepare for another area nearby. Place sandbags where needed to help keep flood waters from getting into your home or business when there is a chance of flooding.

It is also a good idea to keep building supplies on hand and to secure these supplies up and out of the way in case flooding does occur. Having a few stud boards, plywood boards, tarps, nails and more on hand can help with emergency repairs if there is the potential for flooding. They also come in handy to help create a way to protect some of the items in your property from damage. Having these supplies on hand could lead to faster repairs if anything is damaged. Once a storm hits it is often impossible to find these supplies. Preparedness is key!

Important Documents Should Always Be Stored Properly

Irreplaceable belongings and documents should be kept up high and in boxes that can protect them should flooding occur. Doing so will help ensure identifications, passports, documents, deeds, birth certificates and more are both safe from floodwaters and easily accessible if a flood does impact your property or if an evacuation from your area is necessary. 

Emergency Plans Should Always Be In Place

Always have a plan in place to deal with potential natural disasters, flooding is no exception. Speak with family on what steps you will all take in case of flooding or if an evacuation is necessary. It’s best to include how to prevent injuries or illnesses from contaminated flood water as well as what to do if an evacuation is needed. Be sure to also assign everyone with what they should be responsible for protecting and taking from the property.

If You Experience Water Damage Contact Us at SERVPRO Right Away!

If your property is impacted by a flood, the damage needs to be assessed immediately. All water needs to be properly removed from the home as soon as it can be. Flood water can cause mold growth in a very short amount of time. Moldy building materials will need to be removed.

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.

Cooking Safety is one of the top causes for Fires in Northwest Arkansas

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Be Safe in the Kitchen

One of the most frequent causes of household fire and smoke damage is cooking. Because of this, it is important to practice safe cooking behaviors whenever you are in the kitchen no matter how large or for what purpose the meal you are preparing.

  • Protect Children from Scalds and Burns. Young children are at high risk of being burned by hot food and liquids. Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet around the stove.
  • Watch What You’re Cooking. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or cooking food on the stove top or broiling food.
  • Choose the Right Equipment and Use It Properly. Follow manufacturers' instructions when using cooking equipment. Remember to plug microwave ovens and other cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance, as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire. Cook only with equipment designed and intended for cooking, and heat your home only with equipment designed and intended for heating.
  • Avoid Using Deep Fat Turkey Fryers. The use of a deep fat turkey fryer can be very dangerous. If you do decide to use one, use it at a safe distance from buildings and other items that can catch fire. Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a wooden deck. Watch the fryer carefully, as the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. To avoid oil spillover, don’t overfill the fryer. Oil-less turkey fryers are available. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website.
  • Keep Things That Can Catch Fire and Heat Sources Apart. Keep anything that can catch fire - potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels, or curtains - away from your stovetop. Keep the stovetop, burners, and oven clean. Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  • Prevent Scalds and Burns. To prevent spills due to overturned appliances containing hot food or liquids, use the back burner when possible, and/or turn pot handles away from the stove's edge. Use oven mitts or potholders when moving hot food from ovens, microwave ovens, or stovetops.                                                              

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.

Is Your Fayetteville Business Presentation Ready?

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

5 things to help you determine if your business is presentation-ready.

One of the most important things about your business is the way that you present it to your community of potential customers. Whatever style or business culture you have, you can present it your way. Plan to be presentation ready! A professional looking business is a clean one! It’s important that you have clean facilities for your employees and customers to use. Using the professional services from SERVPRO you can count on CLEAN!

Here are five things to help you determine if your business is presentation-ready:

  1. Moldy signage

Your outdoor signage is a direct representation of your brand. You want to represent it in the best way. Over the course of time, that once-shiny sign outside of your commercial space can get dirty and turn into moldy signage. You may even see it and not really notice how dirty it has become over time. But, you know who does? Your customers. The experienced team at SERVPRO are professionals at mold damage and mold remediation. That moldy signage is a “sign” it needs to be cleaned.

  1. Dirty carpets

Foot traffic is great. That means customers are coming in and shopping. However, foot traffic can result in dirty carpets. Depending on where carpeting is in your business, your carpets may be the first thing your customers see, which can form an impression. First impressions are everything. Do you want them to form a positive impression of your business or a negative one? Do you want them to see clean carpets of dirty carpets? As a business owner, these are important questions so think about how you want your facility to look and take action. How your business looks on the inside can be a reflection of your business.

  1. Filthy upholstery

Upholstery can become highly soiled after a period of time. If you have filthy upholstery at your establishment, and if you’re considering throwing it away because it’s dirty, don’t! SERVPRO professionals do professional upholstery cleaning. Instead of pitching it, we can save you money by cleaning it. We can make stains “Like it never even happened.”

  1. Stained tile and grout

Remember when you moved into that commercial building and that tile was nice and white? Now does that grout look like an off-white, brown, or perhaps black? Maybe it looks something like this before photo. Rest assured, we can get it looking like that after photo. SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale can steam clean that stained tile to restore it back to its original color. And if you think your tile is fine, check your grout. Even if you clean and mop your floors on a weekly basis, it’s no match for the dirt and grime that builds up in your grout.

  1. Odor

Your business could have an odor. You may have just become immune to the smell, but what are your customer’s smelling? When your customers walk through the door, they may be getting a whiff of it. SERVPRO specializes in odor removal and deodorization. As experts in deodorization, our heroes are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure. Allow us to focus on removing the odor so you can focus on increasing your bottom line.

You may think your business is presentation-ready, but your signage, carpets, upholstery, tile and grout and odor are saying otherwise. SERVPRO can help get your business presentation-ready. Give us a call!

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.

Office Flooded? We're on the way!

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

If you find your office in a water damage situation, Call SERVPRO for FAST and Friendly service! Call today at 479-419-5544

SERVPRO knows how to take care of your flooded office in a timely and efficient manner. Our crews are trained to come to the rescue and make it "Like it never even happened."

There's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens to shut down your business. A closed business mean a loss in revenue, and nobody in business wants that. 

When the need arises, we are specialized in the following:

  • Retail Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities

Timing is everything when it comes to your home and business. Let SERVPRO save the day. We are ready to serve you and your business, call us today. You will be glad you did. 

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.

What to do when Storms cause Flooding in your Fayetteville home.

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded by water from storms.

Sometimes a storm can bring some serious water damage, even a flood. Are you prepared for a flood? Most people aren’t, so here are a few tips to be storm and flood ready!

  • Water (a 3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day.)
  • Food (3+ day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food.)
  • Flashlights
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications (7 – day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact info
  • Extra Cash
  • Emergency blankets
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of any damage

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.

SERVPRO can eliminate your Mold Problems, FAST!

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Damage is a serious problem that can lead to health concerns. If you think you might have a mold problem in your home, it is important to have it

Mold damage in Bentonville can cause frustration and concern. Many homeowners feel unprepared to manage a mold infestation. SERVPRO can remove active colonies and recommend practices that can help you avoid significant mold problems in the future. Mold spores natural exist in our environment, making it impossible to eliminate them completely. It is critical to let SERVPRO minimize the risk of mold infestation.

Once we determine the extent of the fungal damage, we contain the work area. Heavy-duty plastic sheeting defines the space, and we create negative air pressure to seal the perimeter. The air scrubbers filter contaminants and keep unaffected spaces in your home free of moldy debris.

After treating the affected areas with an EPA-registered antimicrobial, we bag the moldy materials and disposed of them according to local rules. We work with you to determine the location of the leak or other sources of water that fueled the mold growth initially.

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.

Where to Look For Water Damage

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can come from many different places. Use this list to check your home for unforeseen moisture.

Water damage can come from many different places and is not just a problem for people living near bodies of water. While flood damage is pretty apparent, there are many ways water damage can happen to your home when you don’t even realize it.

Here are some common causes of water damage and how you can spot the warning signs.

Weather

Weather is a common cause of water damage. Rain, snow and ice cause flooding that can get into your home. Ice is an especially insidious cause of water damage because it expands as it freezes, causing cracks that allow more water to enter your home. Even if it isn’t raining or snowing there is still moisture in the air. Damp air can lead to condensation and water damage to your walls. This is especially true of basements, bathrooms, and other damp areas of your home that have stagnant airflow.

Appliances and Plumbing

Appliances like your washing machine, garbage disposal, water heater, toilet, and air conditioner can all contribute to water damage if they leak or stop draining properly.

Water from our pipes and plumbing systems can also cause water damage. Leaks and drips can go on for months, or even years, raising your water bill and leaving hidden damage in your home.

If these are all the ways water can sneak into your home, what are the signs of water damage?

Here are a few warning signs that you have a water damage problem in your home.

Standing water – Obviously, standing water is alarming and will most likely get your attention quickly, unless it’s in a low-traffic part of your home (like a basement or attic). If you notice standing water, it is very important to take immediate action to limit the damage.

Bad smells – While water doesn’t normally have much of a smell, the mold and bacteria that grow in damp environments can give off a distinct musty, wet odor. If you smell mold or mildew you might have a water issue.

Stains and spots – Stains on the ceilings or walls can be a sign of water damage. You might have a leaky pipe or roof. Call a professional to determine the cause of the problem and to clean up the damage before it becomes a serious mold problem.

Peeling paint – Paint damaged by water will start to peel, bubble, or flake off.

Uneven surfaces – Water damage can cause floors, ceilings, walls, and other surfaces to warp and feel uneven.

Cracks – Water can enter through cracks in your home. Once water finds its way in, the crack will expand allowing even more to get into your home. Make sure you seal all visible cracks on your property to prevent this issue.

If you find that you have hidden moisture in your home, call SERVPRO at 479-419-5544. SERVPRO is a 24/7 Emergency Service for Water, Fire, Mold and Smoke mitigation and remediation.

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.

SERVPRO Has the Mold Remediation EXPERTS!

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO, the leader in the restoration industry, can remediate your mold situation FAST!

SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry. We are one of the largest providers of mold remediation and restoration services for residential, as well as commercial properties. SERVPRO offers 24/7 assistance with any issues you may be having with your property.

Often times, we will get calls into our office about mold. While the average person may know that we remediate and restore mold, the process is very detail-oriented to ensure that there will be no remaining mold in your home.  Mold remediation is a hard job and can be harmful. It is suggested that you do not try to remediate mold on your own. If unsuccessful, the mold will come back and cost you even more money to remediate once it gets worse and worse. Mold can cause health effects so be cautious of the areas and wear masks and gloves if possible, when in the area.

How does mold remediation work?

  • Step 1 - Contact SERVPRO at 1-800-SERVPRO
  • Step 2 – Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment (Done by a third party)
  • Step 3 – Mold containment
  • Step 4 – Air Filtration
  • Step 5 – Removing Mold and Mold-infested Materials
  • Step 6 – Cleaning contents and belongings
  • Step 7 – Restoration

The first step is for the customer to provide an inspection report from a local mold inspector. This is what explains to SERVPRO your exact issues, the extent of the mold, the category of the mold and how to remediate it.  SERVPRO will then take that report and we will use our top of the line equipment to make sure to remediate all of the mold in the affected area/s. Using containment procedures, we can prevent the spread of mold. Fans as well as heating/cooling systems are turned off so that mold will be prevented from spreading.

Removing of materials such as drywall and carpeting may be necessary to sufficiently remove mold from heavily affected areas. SERVPRO also will clean and deodorize furniture, curtains, clothing and other textiles. The final step will involve repairing any walls where drywall had to be replaced, or painting areas that had been affected. 

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.

Do you have a Mold Infestation in your Fayetteville home?

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Let the Professionals make it "Like it Never Even Happened"

Mold Damage can be devastating. Once any sign of mold in home or office spaces becomes apparent, people should always reach out to SERVPRO.

After all, unchecked mold growth can ruin a structure.

Your property can experience substantial dry rot, mold growth behind walls and other damage.
Office spaces may need to be vacated for significant repairs due to commercial mold damage.
Resale values can decline from commercial mold damage and mold in home spaces.

Mold growth behind wall studs can warp walls. Lingering, foul smells can make extensive deodorization necessary.

How to Know When a Home or Business Is at Risk of Mold Damage?


Due to mold's makeup, it can exist insignificantly in many places. As a result, most indoor spaces contain some mold. For structural integrity, owners and lessees must not allow mold growth to proliferate.

People sometimes confuse mildew with mold. Mildew is a fungus that likes flat surfaces. Often, folks can simply wipe away mildew. Though it is also a fungus, mold growth is very different from mildew.

Here are a few things to look out for if you are suspecting mold growth:

- Smelly odors
- Discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings
- Water damage
- Damp areas
- Cracks in any surface in your structure
- Dry rot

SERVPRO Professionals can provide:
- Mold removal
- Mold fungus mitigation
- Mold remediation
- Deodorization of smelly odors
- Removal of dry rot
- Expert handling of black mold
- Termination of mold growth behind walls

Mold removal services can turn dry rot, smelly odors and other warning signs into memories.

Mold is tiny and abundant, so mold remediation experts carefully cleanse problem areas and help people take steps to prevent the return of mold growth behind wall segments, beneath floor pieces and across ceilings.
Call our professional team for an estimate if you suspect mold growth in your structure.

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.

Home Water Damage in Fayetteville DRAINED By Experts At SERVPRO!

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO understands that cleanup needs to begin as quickly as possible to prevent ongoing damage your home and personal items.

Fast Action and Cleanup of Water Damage In Your Home

When damages affect structural components and the contents of your home, you need professionals that can mitigate the crisis and resolve your situation FAST. In a water damage situation, cleanup needs to happen as quickly as possible to prevent ongoing damage and detrimental effects that lead to irreparable damage.

Water loss situations require an immediate response from skilled technicians equipped with the right tools. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians begin their training with the extensive IICRC-certification, which is the premier standard of the industry. They take part in ongoing in-house and e-learning options to improve their knowledge in essential recovery techniques such as mitigation and drying.

These skilled technicians are available to you for water cleanup, mitigation, and water damage restoration 24 hours a day through our response team. As water damage is time sensitive, having a crew of highly-trained technicians that can mobilize personnel and equipment efficiently reduces the impact that water loss incidents have on your property. Within a matter of minutes, water can absorb into walls, floors, upholstery, and your personal belongings. You need a team that can respond immediately to help.

The equipment we use for water cleanup and restoration work is among the most advanced machines and tools available in the industry. We seek to have the best equipment possible, as this ensures that we can provide fast extractions, drying, and premier cleaning solutions. Drying is an important step in water restoration, and our high-powered equipment can detect moisture so that we can dry areas at a much faster rate than they would through conventional approaches.

Water cleanup might seem like something that you could attempt on your own, but this often leads to inadequate drying and moisture removal, which can result in negative and hazardous secondary effects like mold growth. Trust our skilled SERVPRO 24-hour response team to arrive shortly after you call to help you clean up the mess fast. Call us anytime at 479-419-5544.

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.

Prepare & Protect your Fayetteville home from flooding by calling SERVPRO

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants you to know that even if you live in a flood-prone area, you can (and should) still prepare your home for flood prevention.
  1. Raise it up: In certain cases, most commonly beaches and lakes, when your building your home you can put them on stilts to keep rising water levels out. Even an inch of water can do damage to your home, so elevating the flood level like this will protect your home. The best time to do this is before you build your home.
  2. Sump Pumps: If your home is flooding regularly, it may be time to install a sump pump. This allows for the water to escape by releasing it outside your home, away from flood plains. The cost for this can range from hundreds to a couple thousand dollars depending on the pump and potential installation costs.
  3. Dry Flood-Proofing: This is when you apply sealants onto your walls/windows so that water cannot enter your home through cracks in the walls, or cracks in between the wall and the window. These items will set you back a couple hundred dollars, but could save you thousands in the long run.
  4. Raise outlets: All outlets should be about a foot above flood level. Doing this will prevent electrical damage in the event of a flood.
  5. Check Valves: By using Check valves, you can seal off your home from the flood pressure caused by rising waters. These are inexpensive and will ensure that you can stop incoming water.
  6. Regrading your lawn: If your property sits where the lawn is tilting toward the house, you are in danger of flood water rising around you home. To prevent this, you need to regrade the surface so that you’re leveling out the incline of your yard and the water is going to an appropriate place. To do this you just need heavy soil with a clay content and sand.
  7. Protect your siding: Mulch can make the siding on your home rot. If you’ll keep a space between the siding and the mulch, you will allow the home to completely dry after a storm, and won’t cause the structure to rot.
  8. Gutter Run-off: Water will pool up at the corners of your property if you don’t let the water be drained elsewhere. By directing this water into a gutter, you won’t see it again and it’ll stay away from your home.
  9. Raise appliances- Appliances like water heaters, generators, washing and drying machines and air conditioning units should always be up off of the floor so that if water were to come in, they will be unharmed.

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.

How to safely use a fire extinguisher

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Be safe and learn the pass method so that you can handle a potential fire situation.

Your commercial building must be equipped with enough fire extinguishers that anyone who needs to do so can reach one quickly in an emergency. It actually doesn't benefit your business at all to have a fire extinguisher nearby if your employees don't know how to use it properly. Every person in your building needs to understand the four basic steps of the P.A.S.S. method. We recommend to use a tag on your fire extinguisher to indicate this method as a reminder to someone who is urgently needing to operate it.

  1. Pull

Every canister is equipped with a safety feature that keeps it from releasing its contents spontaneously. There is a seal and a pin that holds it in place. Before you can use the extinguisher, you have to pull the pin out and break the seal.

  1. Aim

You may notice that your extinguisher comes equipped with a hose. If you aim the hose at the top of the flames, however, you won't get the coverage you need. To prevent extensive fire damage that requires professional restoration services, you have to aim the hose at the base of the fire.

  1. Squeeze

The fire extinguisher has a handle that allows you to release the contents of the canister. Squeeze the handle so that the extinguishing agent comes out the end of the hose, allowing you to direct it at the base of the fire where it's aimed.

  1. Sweep

If you have a small kitchen fire in your break room, you can probably put it out with the contents of the extinguisher. To do so, you need to make sure the entire base of the fire is covered in the agent that is released. Make a sweeping motion back and forth until the fire goes out or you run out of agent.
If the contents of a fire extinguisher do not put the fire out, don't grab another extinguisher. Call the fire department so that the professionals can take over. In many cases, however, using an extinguisher correctly will put out the fire and prevent a larger problem.

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.

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Types of Storm Damage

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Wind damage, flood damage, and hail damage are all possibilities here in Arkansas. Here are a few quick tips to consider should storm damage hit.

Wind Damage Restoration
Tornadoes often cause severe wind damage. Your roof is particularly susceptible. Roof damage from strong winds may lift roof shingles, cause cracks, or remove part or the entire roof. Harsh winds and rains can shear away asphalt. Flying debris can also cause cracks and holes in your roof and siding. Correcting roof damage may prove difficult to homeowners and business owners after a disaster, because damage may not be obvious. If you have wind damage, make sure to ask for a professional to check your roof for moisture and signs of a roof leak.
Roof Leaks

Roof leaks and roof damage can be hard to detect. The storm may loosen shingles without creating a problem that’s easily visible to the eye. Unresolved damages can cause additional roof leaks even weeks after the initial storm damage. A small roof leak can produce damp, moldy conditions inside your home or business. Your best choice is to perform roof repair immediately after the wind damage. Doing so can prevent long term interior damage. A wind damage restoration expert, like the professionals at SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, will help assure the home or business owner receives a comprehensive roof assessment and roof repair services when wind damage hits the area.

Flood Damage & Recovery
If your home or business is near water, or in a low-lying area, flood water damage is a risk. Heavy rains and flooding may cause water damage many miles from the water source. If the land around your home or business cannot redirect the additional water, flooding may happen. Even homes and businesses at higher elevations can sustain flood damage if frozen pipes break. Sump pump failures can contribute to basement flooding and contaminated ground water. Flooding may also disrupt your city’s water system. Experts need to assess ground water and evaluate the condition of pipes following flood damage. Hiring a restoration service, like SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale will allow you to begin your cleanup process even before more damage occurs. By calling SERVPRO first, you’ll get a fast response and we will make an assessment on the storm damage.

Hail Damage & Recovery
Hail may be the most overlooked cause of major storm damage. Hail can damage not just your roof but also your siding, exterior walls, and any detached sheds or outbuildings. You may think your home has survived a hail storm without damage, but hail damage can be difficult to identify. Again, you’re wise to hire a roofing professional to inspect your roof, exterior walls, and outbuildings for damage. Dark spots on your roof are areas where the shingles have been knocked away. These weakened spots can lead to other more extensive problems such as leaks and cracks. Cracked and chipped shingles are also a sign of hail damage.

Impact Damage & Recovery
In a major storm practically anything can become a creator of damage to your home or business. Think about trees. While most people want to have big trees near their home to produce shade, you’ll want to make sure that these trees are at least alive and there aren’t any branches that extend over your home or are breaking off. If you have a tree fall on your home, not only could it damage the roof of your home, but the force from high winds and size of the tree could cause it to enter the home and damage the walls, flooring and content inside your home. After storm damage, the professionals at SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale know where to look for additional types of damage to your home.

Help Is Here

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 479-419-5544. For more about SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale, click here.

The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners think of water damage potentially happening to their property, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. However, storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage.

Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial building:
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Older office and retail buildings still have sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
Commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
If the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. This can happen in different ways, but frozen and broken pipes are the most common. If there is a pipe line break, you could walk into your building to find wet floors and walls or even standing water in the room.
 
4. Backed up sewer lines

This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. If the sewer line to your building backs up, realize the potential dangers of contaminated water which can cause health effects, ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at 479-429-5544 for a quick response to mitigate your water situation.

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 479-419-5544.

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How to Ensure your Springdale Home is Protected from Heavy Rain.

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Extraction performed by SERVPRO is the right choice!

In the event of a rainstorm, you expect that your home is where you will stay nice and dry without worry of you or your belongings getting wet. Sometimes, water and moisture can enter your home anyways. Have you checked the seals on your windows and doors? Seals are critically important to keeping the water outside of your home instead of puddling up inside. Did you know the shingles on your home are only expected to last for 20-30 years? It’s always important to check if you’ve lost shingles after a big storm, because once they are gone, you are even more susceptible to water damage inside your home.

What to do if you are experiencing water in your home:

  • Call SERVPRO
  • Re-seal windows
  • Re-seal door
  • Adding overhangs to doors and windows
  • Look for missing shingles on the roof after storms
  • Clean any gutters that are blocked with leaves and debris

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.

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3 Emergency Power Systems to Consider In Case of an Emergency

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Generators can be a life and workplace saving device. Should you consider getting a generator?

Storms and other unforeseen factors can cause a power outage which would cause you to have to close down your Fayetteville business, leaving you in an emergency situation. Even without the lights, it will be dangerous to navigate around the building. SERVPRO will need power to mitigate if you have water damage. It is so important to have a backup power source when you need it. Depending on your company’s specific needs and budget, here are a few options for emergency power systems. Consider these so you can be prepared in the case of an emergency.

Standby Generator

The standby generator is one of the more popular options. These are permanent systems, usually located outside the building. Depending on how it is powered: gasoline, diesel, natural gas or liquid propane, these generators are VERY effective and provide a lot of power when in use. This option does require regular maintenance by a professional. This is typically the best option for commercial properties.

Portable Generator

If you want a more budget friendly option, or wouldn’t need to get power to more than a few places, a portable generator may be a better option for you. A portable generator can be moved to a safe, outdoor area and help support the power to your building. If you live in a place where storms are less common, this maybe your best option.

Solar Backup Generator

This option works similarly to a traditional gas powered generator, however, it is reliant upon solar energy. While this is a more “green” option and you don’t have to worry about purchasing gas, but it also can’t power as much as a standby generator.

Which is Best?

The right option for you will depend on your commercial property and specific needs at that location in the case of power loss. Consider all your options to stay prepared for the unexpected events that could happen!

An additional option for your emergency preparedness: An Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

An ERP lays out all of the utility companies that you use, their contact information as well as information regarding shut-off locations for gas, water and electricity. You can detail an ERP as much as you’d like and add contacts for all employees that may need to be contacted in the event of an emergency. Contact your local SERVPRO if you are interested in getting a FREE and CUSTOMIZED ERP today!

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.

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Home Fire Evacuation Plan

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Make a plan to lessen panic during an Emergency

Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. If you were to have a fire in your home, would you and your family know what to do? Do you have a safe place designated as the meeting zone? If not, it’s important that you have a family meeting to decide these details and prepare yourselves for all scenarios. Having this plan in place can save your family in case of an emergency.

The following is a descriptive list of how to make your evacuation plan.

  • Draw a map of your home and come up with an evacuation plan.
    • Consider the best area to exit the home. Have a backup in case the fire is blocking your exit route.
  • Walk around each room and find two ways that you could get out of the home.
    • Writing down these details and sharing them with your family will prepare all of you in case of an emergency.
  • Open every window in the home and make sure each one can be easily opened
    • Doing this ensures that if you are in an emergency and have one option to exit the home, you’ll be able to get out in a hurry.
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area
    • By making sure you’re going to be alerted properly, you will save time when a fire is truly a threat
  • Go outside and choose a meeting place in the front of the property
    • This needs to be far enough to get away from the smoke and fire, but not too far that you can’t see it from your home. Parents will want to be able to make sure that everyone is out of the home before closing the door to the home.
  • Remember that opening and closing doors increases the amount of oxygen you are giving the fire, so keep the door open on a minimal basis.
  • Make sure every single member of the family is aware of the plan
  • Save your County Fire Department’s phone number on every cell phone
  • Rehearse a fire drill
  • Print several copies of your evacuation plan. Tape one to the fridge. Keep another in your garage.
    • The more you see this plan in your home, the more familiar you will be with the plan.

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.

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When in doubt, throw it out!

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

After you have a fire in your home, there are a few things that may seem salvageable that you should throw away and vice versa. Here is a list of hous

Non-Perishable Food

Depending on where the fire is in relation to your kitchen is a big factor. If you had a fire in a separate area of the home, there may be little to no damage. Extreme heat can also be a factor because canned food and other non-perishable items can go bad when they have contacted high temperatures. When it comes to food, you do not want to assume that anything is safe to eat. If ANY items have soot, fire extinguisher dust or heat, go ahead and consider the food contaminated and don’t eat it.

Perishable Food

If your refrigerator wasn’t affected in the fire, and has a good airtight seal, then your perishable foods may be safe to eat. If the refrigerator was damaged by the fire, everything that was inside it is NOT safe for consumption and should be discarded. If your fridge is left at room temperature for too long, the food inside will go bad. If the inside of the fridge smells smoky, throw everything in the fridge away.  

Makeup and Medicines

These items may or may not be affected depending on where the fire was located. Inspect these items for signs of heat, fire extinguisher dust, soot and any other contaminants. If you doubt whether or not to keep an item, toss it. Contaminated makeup is not safe for your skin and can cause breakouts. Contaminated medicine can be very dangerous and without having a way to test it, it should not be consumed.

Clothing and Textiles

If you have any cloth items that are burnt, obviously they can’t be restored to preloss condition and should be discarded. Other items that haven’t been burned might smell like smoke and can be salvaged. A simple wash in the laundry is typically not enough to remove smoke odor from your garments. SERVPRO has an ozone machine that we use to remove the smoky odors from your textiles. This can be used on anything from clothing, to bedding and curtains. The ozone machine is the best and most efficient way to make sure that the smoke odor is gone. Be sure to use strict judgment when determining children/babies items. When in doubt it, throw it out!

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.

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How to Perform Annual Maintenance on your Water Heater

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Your water heater is an important appliance that is costly. By taking care of your water heater, you can get the most out of the lifespan of yours.

Step 1: Test the pressure relief valve on the top or side of the water heater. This valve will open if the internal pressure of the tank gets too high.

Step 2: Place a bucket under the valve and turn it. If the valve does not release water, you need to replace the valve.

Step 3: Next, close the cold water supply pipe that feeds the water heater.

Step 4: Turn on the hot water at any faucet to release the pressure inside the heater’s tank. Leave faucet on until you are finished.

Step 5: Electric Water Heaters – turn off the power to the main panel.

Gas Water Heaters – turn the gas control dial to “off”

Step 6: Drain Sediments from the Hot Water by releasing about 2-3 gallons of hot water from

the tank. These sediments build up over time and can mean a short life-span for your water heater and less efficiency and higher bills for you. Let the water flow until the water being released is free of sediments.

Step 7: Don’t worry about gurgling or groaning noises coming from the heater; it’s just air

entering the system as water drains out.

Step 8: To restart the water heater, open the shutoff valve and let the hot water run at any

faucet to force air out of the system.

Step 9: Turn on the power or re-light the pilot.

Step 10: Set water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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.

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Let Our Flood Damage Professionals Save Your Springdale Home

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

Call us anytime day or night for wrap-around restoration services at (479) 419-5544.

Assessment To Rebuild After Flood Damage In Springdale

If dealing with the immediate effects of a flood crisis in Springdale is not enough stress, the growing list of tasks needed to bring your home back to preloss condition is overwhelming. Finding contractors for each project frustrates and is beyond your experience. Partner with our full-service restoration company to take advantage of the many resources we offer from securing exterior damage through mitigation and remediation of water damage to rebuilding assistance.

Springfield flood damage usually links to violent storms with high winds and torrential rains. The exterior of your dwelling takes a beating during these weather systems. Our first concern when arriving at your home is the need for tarps or boards to prevent further water incursion from ruined roofing, broken windows, and pierced siding. As our experienced project leads assess the rest of the damage, crew members use materials stocked on our flood-response vehicles to cover holes and stabilize structures.

As the SERVPRO restoration plan develops, tasks tick off the list. Submersible pumps and high-efficiency extractors remove the contaminated water in lower levels for containment and disposal according to local hazardous waste regulation. Our crew uses EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants to clean and sanitize the affected surfaces.

We locate trapped water with thermal imaging, employing controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts and drilled holes to release the fluid for removal. SERVPRO technicians measure baseline moisture levels in structural components. Then our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians determine drying goals.

A perimeter of air movers and heaters facilitates the movement of absorbed water from building materials into the air as vapor. Desiccant and evaporative dehumidifiers capture the vapor, absorbing or rendering it to a liquid for removal. As this process winds up, our construction specialists plan exterior repairs and rebuilding of the spaces where demolition assisted water removal.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready with the skilled workers and state-of-the-art equipment to make extreme weather and flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime day or night for wrap-around restoration services at (479) 419-5544.

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Fayetteville Property Loss from Fire, Wind, Storm, Water, and Mold? Don't Despair--Call SERVPRO for Restoration Services

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Proudly Supports Our Far Away and Local Communities in Fayetteville with Premier Restoration Services

Why SERVPRO? We Strive to Minimize Interruption to Your Fayetteville Life

With a keen understanding of the challenges our Fayetteville customers face after water, fire, mold, or storm damage, our team is committed to turning trauma and chaos around quickly and compassionately. The ability to provide wrap-around mitigation, remediation, and rebuilding services minimizes the stress for our customers. You can engage just one highly-qualified contractor to take your home from devastated to “Like it never even happened” using our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians.

Water Damage
Regardless of the source, water damage in Fayetteville brings your day to day household agenda to a halt. Waiting even a day or two before starting mitigation and remediation efforts exposes the structural components inside your dwelling to progressively more severe damage. Postponing a professional assessment and followup recovery work also increases the risk of mold growth and damage, causing even more damage to the many organic surfaces in your house.

One call delivers an experienced and caring crew of SERVPRO IICRC-certified managers and technicians to your door. Our employees can handle any residential water damage scenario.  From finding the water main shut off to opening the door for you and your family when you return to a fully remediated and rehabbed home, we have you covered. Our service vehicles carry all the equipment needed to commence and complete a water mitigation and remediation job. As our project manager and estimator assess the damage, they create a project plan. Then our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) are ready to start water removal tasks without further delay.

Throughout the project, we measure moisture levels and use thermal imaging to find any pockets of migrated water. If we must use controlled demolition strategies such as flood cuts in drywall or weep holes in ceilings, our reconstruction team (Contractor Licenses: General: 0319880514) notes the need for rebuilding and accomplishes that task in turn. The initial moisture data forms the baseline for drying goals we meet with a configuration of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.

Fire Damage
The aftermath of fire damage in Fayetteville is almost too much for a homeowner to process. It is nearly impossible for someone unused to the destruction a blaze can inflict to know where to start the cleanup. Fire residues are also highly toxic, dangerous to handle without personal protective equipment (PPE), and challenging to clear away with ordinary household tools and products. We are uniquely qualified to help members of our community recover from the effects of a fire, no matter how it started or how extensive the damage.

Fire damage mitigation and remediation typically start with removal of the water and chemicals the fire department used to quell the flames. The multiple certifications SERVPRO employees hold from the IICRC are of great benefit to our customers, as our crews efficiently manage first the water and then the soot removal. The assessing crew chief puts together a thorough task agenda, and our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) match cleaning products and tools to the varying types of soot found throughout your home.

Lighter ash vacuums up well, and dry sponges remove traces on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Thicker, sticky soot from slow-burning electrical cords or fabric and padding needs help from cleaners with surfactants and wetting agents to break up the coating. Agitation also loosens this type of soot, and cloths or damp sponges wipes it away. Protein-based deposits from the grease and food in a kitchen fire adheres tightly, thin but extremely malodorous. Abrasives and solvents might be needed to remove this common residue.

Mold Remediation
Finding mold damage in your Fayetteville home can be a stomach-churning moment for a homeowner. The media shares frightening information about household mold infestations, and you might be fearful that the mold could expose your family to the risk of health issues. We recommend you speak to your health care provider about any concerns you have concerning molds and illness. We are ready to devise a plan to remediate any structural harm a microbial infestation caused.

When the SERVPRO mold remediation crew assesses the fungal growth in your home, we look not only for visible organisms but also consider whether the mold colony also extends behind walls and above ceilings. Mold spores need only water, a food source, and oxygen to thrive, not light.

Once we establish the spread of the mold, we contain the area. Using durable plastic sheeting to partition the affected space, we seal off the area employing the negative pressure of an air scrubbing machine. Mold scrapes and brushes off solid surfaces. We add a soda blasting option to clear mold from porous materials, scouring off the growth, and interfering with the continued growth of deeply embedded hyphae, the “roots” of mold.

We vacuum up debris and residues, bagging them with the moldy material for hazardous waste disposal. Final surface treatment with  EPA-registered antimicrobials completes the job. The procedure we use, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), eliminates current mold colonies. To inhibit the return of mold growth, you must manage the moisture in your home.

Storm Damage
Strong winds and even tornadic activity paired with heavy precipitation can cause flood damage to Fayetteville home. Trees and utility poles crush roofs and destroy siding when winds knock them over. A train of violent storms, one following another, causes the supersaturated ground to loosen roots and also results in seepage into your foundation. Breaches in your home’s exterior permit substantial quantities of water to invade, flooding several levels before pooling in the basement.

Severe storm damage requires the help of SERVPRO’s disaster responders. Fast action is needed to secure your home with tarps and boards, preventing additional rain from entering. An experienced project manager assesses the scene and devises a plan to contain and remove the collected water. The fluid is designated as highly contaminated, often containing sewer backup and debris from overland flooding. Human and animal pathogens may be in the mix, and it is essential that we contain and dispose of the fluid containing them as required by local rules.

We use submersible pumps and high-efficiency wanded extractors to evacuate the flooding. Both types of equipment operate without the need for your electricity, using gas and generator-powered if needed to prevent delays. We use thermal scanners to locate trapped water and employ controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts for fluid release and to enhance structural drying. After the floodwater is gone, our technicians use EPA-registered antimicrobials to sanitize the affected area. The space is then dried thoroughly using air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.
   
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has a solution for every kind of disaster that strikes and damages your home. Call (479) 419-5544 for kind, compassionate, and highly skilled help.

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What To Do After A Fire In Your Fayetteville Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

The professionals of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale strive to answer all your fire damage-related questions.

Starting Over: What To Throw Out After Fayetteville Fire Damage

Our talented team of Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can clean surfaces of fire residue and renew the appearance and function of a broad range of household goods, personal possessions, and furnishings after a blaze in Fayetteville. We can arrange for repair and restoration of severe structural charring and use advanced technologies to neutralize smoke odors and improve air quality.

Because we promise to employ the best practices of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) on every job, safety, and health concerns require we recommend disposal of some food and personal care items after fire damage in Fayetteville. Because every fire loss is unique, it is essential to evaluate the items in your home at the time of the fire. Even if they appear undamaged, consider the following.

Effects of High Temperatures
Canned and bottled food might seem impervious because of factory sealing. When flames exposed the contents of the containers to high temperatures, however, microorganisms can grow. Even items in a refrigerator or freezer can expose individuals to the risk of spoilage. If the power went out or the gasket on the cooling appliance failed,  food temperatures could rise enough to encourage toxins to form.

Heating personal care items can change their chemical composition. Medications also may transform into less useful or even hazardous substances after the fire’s heat. If you have questions, ask the SERVPRO team for guidance.

Effects of Fire Residues
Soot particles can be incredibly fine and also sticky while containing many toxic substances. Any food in boxes or on the counter is compromised quickly. An open jar or tube of health care or hygiene product admits fire residues readily. Disposable dishes and eating utensils become coated, often with the thin but tenacious protein-based film from grease or food fires. Fire residues can contaminate containers with threaded covers, the dust-like soot working its way up the threads and into the food or personal care preparations or medications.

If you have any doubts about the safety of food or personal care items, throw them out. Keep a list and consult with our SERVPRO team. Your insurance policy might offer compensation, and we help with documentation.

The professionals of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale strive to answer all your fire damage-related questions. Round-the-clock and 365 days a year you can contact us at (479) 419-5544.

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Hardwood Floor Water Cleanup Strategies for Your Johnson Residence

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will keep your hardwood floors perfect for you.

Let us show you our strategies.

Many Johnson homeowners prefer hardwood floors, enjoying the warm look and traditional styling. When water spreads over wooden floors, quick actions to mop or absorb moisture with towels are reasonable first steps until the professionals arrive. Hesitation is the enemy of a wet floor. Every moment that water sits on the surface or trickles into the joints between planks increases the likelihood that the wood or subfloor begins to absorb moisture and swell.

Water cleanup from your Johnson residence’s hardwood floors completes most successfully when performed by our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians. Our crews understand how the multi-level system of most hardwood floors impacts the migration of water spills or floods. A finished hardwood floor can look dry after mopping or wanded extraction while in reality, significant quantities of water percolate between and beneath the planks. 

Tearing up a floor to get access to the excess water is incredibly disruptive and costly. SERVPRO instead recommends less invasive strategies that manage to pull water from the subflooring as well as under and to the sides of each hardwood plank. If we can install air movers and dehumidifiers to create an evaporative process both across the top and below the affected floor, reduction in moisture levels results. Air movers aimed upwards in an unfinished basement can help dry the main level floor. 

 Removing sections of hardwood planks or loosening and propping them at one end to encourage warm airflow above and below can help reduce moisture. SERVPRO also employs a more efficient negative pressure floor mat system to suction water into truck-mounted extraction equipment. We take multiple moisture measurements over different areas of the floor and also complete thermal scanning if we suspect the presence of a larger pocket of hidden water. Floor mats are then sealed across expanses with high moisture content and connected with hoses to an extractor or air mover. Water cleanup proceeds as we reposition the mats when indicated. Moisture levels are updated and guide the progress of the project. 

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale uses the water cleanup industry’s best practices and innovative equipment to return your damaged home to preloss condition. Call (479) 419-5544 to arrange an assessment before damage to your hardwood floors becomes permanent.

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It's Storm Season in Springdale. Are You Ready For Flooding?

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Strong storms are a staple in Arkansas. Should your home experience water damage, call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale.

Seasonal Storms Increase Your Risk of Flood Damage in Springdale 

Weather events in recent months remind Springdale homeowners how vulnerable residential properties can be to high winds and torrential downpours. If roofs and gutter systems become overwhelmed with the force and quantity of rainfall experienced, you might find significant amounts of water collecting in the lower levels of your home or invading a crawl space or slab foundation. Fast action from flood loss experts mitigates the damage and ensures your home remains secure against future storms. 

When one rainstorm follows another flood damage to your Springdale home can stem from a range of threats. The winds and hail that accompany some storms can damage the structure of your home, permitting water to intrude under loosened shingles and flashings. Gutters and downspouts can clog or detach, failing to divert water away from your home’s foundation as intended. The ground near your home becomes saturated, and water seeps into cracks and through porous materials like cinder blocks and concrete into the lowest levels of your house. 

Our crew arrives at your flooded home ready to remove the water and dry out the structures, all necessary equipment and products stocked in our service vehicles. The SERVPRO team has years of experience in flood remediation and a tireless commitment to serving our customers at their time of greatest need. Within moments after our experts assess your flooding scenario and devise a plan, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians get on with the needed tasks. 

If the storm took out your electricity, never fear. SERVPRO uses gas operated pumps for flooding more than two inches deep, and our truck-mounted extractors can employ alternative power generators. We use thermal imaging and sensitive moisture meters to locate any hidden reserves of the flooding as we remove the standing water. Controlled demolition such as flood cuts and holes drilled in mortar joints releases trapped water for extraction. We assess the category of flooding contamination and contain and dispose of the flood water as required by local regulation. 

Once our team is satisfied that evacuation of the bulk of the flood water has completed, we determine drying goals based on moisture levels taken in the affected area and contrasted with levels taken in dry areas of your home. SERVPRO uses these measurements to design a drying perimeter of air movers, heaters, and evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers. 

Put your trust in SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale when persistent rainfall causes flood damage to your residence. We answer customer calls round the clock, every day of the year at  (479) 419-5544. 

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Our Certified Technicians Are Prepared To Restore Your Fayetteville Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

This property experienced significant water damage. Our technicians did a water damage assessment and created a restoration plan.

Advantages of a Pack-Out During Water Damage Remediation in Fayetteville

A burst pipe or water heater rupture harms more than floors and walls in your Fayetteville house. If you store items in the lower stories of your home or you have living spaces at or below the level where the water loss occurred, significant soaking of your furnishings, household goods, or personal possessions is probable. Moving these articles away from the water during structural remediation is an excellent option.

A pack-out of movable property to our production facility for evaluation streamlines water damage cleanup inside your Fayetteville residence. It also allows for a careful evaluation of the condition of articles and the likelihood the packed-out items can be restored. The technicians at our headquarters complete training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), mastering strategies that clean, dry, and restore vital and treasured items to preloss function and appearance.

When a SERVPRO pack-out clears furnishings and other contents out of the water-damaged areas, our crews have no impediments as we complete water removal and structural drying. We focus on fast water evacuation, using pumps for depths of two or more inches and wanded extractors for the rest. Using sensitive moisture meters and thermal imaging, we detect the location of hidden pockets of water for removal and the wetness of building materials to set drying goals.

The pack-out procedure uses our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to document what we move. Lists, digital photos, and barcoding form the inventory and track progress.

At our facility, SERVPRO technicians assess the packed-out items, developing plans to return them to your home or to dispose of them. We work with your insurance carrier throughout the process, providing support for any claims made.

Items you feared ruined stand a good chance of restoration as SERVPRO uses innovative techniques and equipment. Photos and papers such as books and documents respond well to freeze-drying, a method that removes the moisture it returning to a liquid state. Industrial washing and drying systems bring everything from window treatments to a child’s favorite teddy bear back to life.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale uses the training, equipment, and experience we possess to get your home and its contents to “Like it never even happened.” after a water loss. Call our team at (479) 419-5544 to schedule an assessment.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Fayetteville After A Fire Damage Disaster

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire disaster, there is a lot of stress and anxiety. You need a team you can count on in this difficult time. We are available 24/7.

Deodorizing Furniture from Your Fire-Damaged Fayetteville Home

Fire loss incidents can have extensive negative effects on your Fayetteville home. While many property owners tend to fixate on their need for structural repair or overall reconstruction needs, other concerns within the house after a fire can have severe consequences as well without the appropriate management. Our professionals have years of experience with recovering fire loss effects including soot and smoke staining and harsh odors that often linger after extinguishment.

Ultimately, there is an order to the way fire damage in your Fayetteville household gets addressed.  The way this gets decided is how devastating a symptom is compared to other effects that exist after the disaster. In many cases, this leaves effects like harsh smoke odors on the bottom of the list to get restored closer to the end of the recovery process. As pushed off as restoring this effect might be, there are many sophisticated approaches that our SERVPRO professionals have for removing smoke odors from items like furniture.

With a full contents department that can arrive to fire loss incidents along with our restoration crew, we can begin to earmark items and belongings for removal when the initial inspection takes place. Often lightly or unaffected items must still get removed from the premises to protect them from the possibility of getting damaged by soot and smoke residues and lingering odors.

If furniture gets removed, our SERVPRO technicians can put these items into an ozone chamber in our facility. This area infuses air with an added oxygen molecule that can bond with foul odors and neutralize them. The process is also similar in mobile units we can use at your home, but can be dangerous for humans and pets to be around as it happened.

After fire damage, there are many things that a homeowner must address to return their property to preloss condition. From soot and smoke staining removal to deodorization, let our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale fire restorers make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (479) 419-5544.

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SERVPRO Provides Springdale Property Owners with a Stress-Free Fire Loss Recovery

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO for Fire Damage Mitigation and Content Pack-Outs in the Springdale Area

Pack-Out of Contents Makes Fire Damage Remediation in Springdale Even Faster and More Complete

After a fire in your Fayetteville home, you are likely feeling helpless, hopeless, and out of control. The last thing you want to consider is moving contents out of your house, fearing at a time of great loss that you might never see treasured items again. We can help you see how a pack-out of the affected furnishings and other items in your home both speeds the remediation efforts inside the structure and offers the best chance of preserving precious personal property.

Fire damage to your Fayetteville home is a messy proposition. Water from firefighting, charring from the heat, and soot deposit from the smoky, incomplete combustion of a wide range of materials all need attention, the sooner, the better. Taking the time to move out furniture, household goods, and personal possessions might seem a poor use of limited resources. On the contrary, relieving the structure of items that impede the restoration efforts is a smart move.

When we transport the contents of your home to our secure production facility, we clear the decks for more efficient cleanup. Items need not be repositioned many times as our crews move room by room removing water and debris and cleaning sooty residues. Be assured that SERVPRO uses a carefully thought out protocol during pack-outs, the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). We list, barcode, and photograph items as necessary and practical, documenting their condition and allowing easy tracking of our evaluation, cleaning, drying, and restoring of each.

Throughout the entirety of the process, we work closely with you and your insurance company, making informed decisions on recovery or disposal of items in a systematic way. SERVPRO is proud to be of service in restoring documents, photos, heirlooms, furniture, and household goods from the ravages of fire. Using specialized processes like freeze-drying; foam, immersion, and ultrasonic cleaning; and industrial washing and drying systems, we can limit your need to replace items. Contributing to the comfort and peace of mind our customers feel when their familiar possessions return restored -- from wedding photos to a beloved teddy bear -- is an honor and privilege.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready 24/7 to assist when fire damage destroys your world. Call (479) 419-5544 to see chaos changed to “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Water Damage Threatening Your Big Day? Say 'I Do' to SERVPRO

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage take away from your big day. Call SERVPRO. We are available 24/7.

Get to the Altar on Time with Commercial Water Removal Services in Springdale

Residents of Springdale eagerly anticipate Spring and summer weddings and receptions. Booking the desired venue, buying the dress and renting the tuxes, arranging for food, flowers, and music keep the wedding party busy. If a last minute water crisis threatens to silence wedding bells our highly-qualified team of Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) is ready to save the day, so the lucky couple’s dreams come true.

If a plumbing break or appliance failure requires rapid water removal at your Springdale event center, our team responds fast. Our company has the resources to take on a significant water loss efficiently. We can scale up the number of technicians and the availability of commercial-grade water removal equipment to ensure we can extract the water quickly and move on to structural drying without missing a beat.

SERVPRO invests in industry-leading training for our water removal crews, supporting our employees as they master the water damage coursework provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). State-of-the-art submersible pumps and wanded extractors remove water thoroughly and at high speed. Our service vehicles arrive packed with the tools needed, eliminating any delay between assessment and implementation of our project plan.

As the water recedes, the SERVPRO team determines drying goals. Our technicians measure moisture levels in structural components with sensitive instruments and also employ thermal imaging to locate any hidden water migrating into building cavities. Efficient drying strategies follow the release and capture of the trapped water. Powerful air movers and heaters remove absorbed moisture out of building materials and fixtures into the air as vapor. High-efficiency dehumidifiers are used to condense or absorb the vapor for permanent removal from the building.

SERVPRO also specializes in carpeting water extraction, quick turn-around on cleaning and drying of window treatments, and deodorization methods to prevent any sour or musty smells on the wedding day. We understand the timing constraints of your customers’ nuptials, pulling out all the stops to ensure the processional commences at the time expected.

Let SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale help you deliver on one-of-a-kind promises to your wedding venue clientele. Call (479) 419-5544 immediately after a water loss so you can recover in time for the “I do’s.”

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SERVPRO Can Restore Fired Damaged Properties in Springdale Reeking of Odors

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Removes Charred Debris in Springdale Area Homes and Also Provides Improved Air Quality (IAQ) with Our Advanced Equipment

How Do Ozone Machines Help after Fires in Springdale Homes

Fire loss incidents can often spread far beyond the ignition point, spreading through multiple rooms and areas of your Springdale home. While each of these effects must get addressed to return your home to its original condition, many homeowners fixate on specific symptoms that make comfortable living difficult in incidents that do not relocate the occupants of the house. As reputable restoration professionals that have years of experience in fire loss recovery, we can address each of these consequences for our customers efficiently and effectively.

Much of the work that we do to recover Springdale homes from their fire damage hinges on the advanced tools and equipment that we have at our disposal in restoring properties. For widespread impacts like odors and indoor air quality concerns, we have several units that can address these threats quickly and efficiently. The most powerful of our tools for air purification and odor removal is our ozone machine. This portable unit can attack a broad area of your property and can become a fast-working deodorization and cleaning tool for the affected environment.

Ozone machines help our SERVPRO professionals to quickly gain control over damaging odors and harsh scents that result from smoke and charring in your property. These units work by infusing the environment and affected materials with an extra oxygen molecule (O3 is ozone) that chemically reacts with odor compounds to neutralize them. As compelling as this process is, it is not without its risks.

This chemical reaction that occurs with the use of ozone machines is not safe for humans, pets, or plants to be around, and so the property must be vacated for several hours after the machine has been turned off.  In situations where fire-damaging results might not demand relocation of the family, this can be a problematic solution for our SERVPRO professionals to organize. The gas can also degrade plastic, vinyl, and rubber items. We can erect an ozone chamber with poly sheeting at our facility to use this device. We must carefully determine when and if ozone machines are best used in area homes to remove odors. There are other options in our arsenal of equipment.

Whenever fire loss incidents occur, you can always trust in the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale team. Give us a call anytime at (479) 419-5544.

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Must Have Resources for Water Damage Remediation in Springdale

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can take over any home very quickly. Don't wait long. Contact the certified technicians at SERVPRO for all your remediation needs.

Identifying Water Damage Inside Springdale Homes

Water damage threats can pose significant risks to Springdale homes, especially when homeowners choose to clean and dry these damages on their own. Inadequate cleanup and moisture removal can lead to worsening conditions which can ultimately be hazardous for families, not to mention continuing to degrade and decompose structural elements, construction materials, and the exposed contents of the residence.

Many techniques must get employed for water damage in Springdale homes to get successfully and thoroughly addressed. Without the use of these machines, products, and practices, you can often remain unaware and oblivious to effects and damage occurring out of your immediate line of sight. Our SERVPRO professionals not only have the complete training to handle all facets of water loss recoveries in homes throughout our area, but we can also work to double check our efforts to ensure our successes during the restoration process.

We utilize two approaches to determine moisture content in wall cavities and materials to help us determine our successful removal of dampness and damage. The first of these devices is a moisture detection device. Much like a stud finder can indicate the presence of wood framing behind drywall, devices that our team uses emits electromagnetic waves and measures the resistance in their return to determine moisture content in the materials affected. This sophisticated equipment can help us also to decide when a certain structural element could be too saturated or damaged to preserve.

Thermal imagery is another path that our SERVPRO professionals utilize to indicate the presence of moisture pockets throughout affected and exposed areas of your home. Much of the damage in many water loss incidents can occur out of sight, so seeing a temperature array to detail the presence of moisture and dampness in challenging areas can help to determine the best points for installing drying equipment.

While our sophisticated tools can make it easy to determine the presence of moisture and dampness in your home, waiting too long to choose professional cleanup and recovery can be a costly and hazardous mistake. Give our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale rapid response team a call 24/7 at (479) 419-5544.

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We Understand That You Must Remove Standing Water As Quickly As Possible in Springdale Homes After A Flood

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

We have the expertise and experience to handle your flood damage 24/7.Don't hesitate and call us right away so we can get started on your restoration.

A Comprehensive Strategy to Restoring Springdale Homes after Flood Damage

Heavy rainfall during certain periods of year can result in large amounts of water entering the home. With standing water, the longer it is left, the more it is absorbed into the structure of your home which can cause expensive or even permanent damages. Natural materials like fabrics or woods can often be the most at risk from exposure to excess moisture so reaching out for professional assistance is essential.

Over the years, we have honed and developed a comprehensive strategy to help residents with flood damage in Springdale. Our first move on arriving at a job site is to secure the structure and ensure your safety. This could involve shutting off potentially water-logged electrics, testing that floors or ceilings are structurally sound or lose debris.

The number one action is to remove standing water as quickly as possible. SERVPRO can pump standing water out of your home and into an open sewer point by using submersible gas-powered systems. We can also check your crawlspaces as well as your subfloor to see if there is any excess moisture residing there and pump it out too.

After the flood removal of standing water, it is time to assess the state of your contents and structural components. If you have been away from home for an extended period, it may be that your property is suffering from prolonged exposure to moisture. Since water naturally migrates from wet to dry, a long exposure can result in items taking on excess amounts.

SERVPRO can remediate waterlogged contents by extracting as much of it as possible before conducting thorough dehumidification. Water moves from wet to dry, so placing drying equipment in the affected area overnight can be a useful measure for drawing water out of floorboards, soft furnishings, and hard floors. We can test if the process is successful by using moisture meters to understand whether appropriate dryness is achieved.

In an emergency, you need a focused strategy to get your home back to its best, contact SERVPRO of Fayette / Springdale at (479) 888-2403.

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Short Story: The Truth About Flood Damage Remediation in Springdale

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

When flooding has affected your living space, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services. Call right away.

Springdale Flood Damage Remediation is a Job for Professionals

When overland flooding affects your Springdale home, it brings home the reality of living in an area with several waterways subject to significant overflow. If you live in parts of the city near Spring Creek-Osage Creek, Brush Creek, or Clear Creek rapidly rising water can catch you unaware. Heavy rainfall can raise floodwaters past 10 feet in 6 or fewer hours in our region of Northwest Arkansas. If you are in its path, we can help.

Flood damage in Springdale needs a fast response. Failure to extract the water and dry out the structure of your home within the first 48 hours can expose your dwelling to the potential of mold damage. At the same time, persistently damp building materials also weaken, crumble, and warp. Waiting too long to extract the water and dry out structural components dramatically increases the need for more costly repairs. Demolition and replacement become necessary when restoration might have been sufficient just hours earlier.

SERVPRO can respond to your flooding crisis even when others in the community suffer the same stress. Our disaster team can reach out for increased resources if needed at times when many members of our community are hurting from flood-related issues. When you work with our well-qualified and equipped team your flood damage remediation project is a priority.

Our team arrives with fully-stocked service vehicles, ready with the equipment needed to start removing water, cleaning contaminated surfaces, and drying out the structure. An experienced crew leader quickly assesses your home’s unique flooding scenario and develops a plan our SERVPRO technicians put into action.

Commercial grade pumps and extractors pull water out of your home rapidly. If the flooded space is populated with furnishings, household goods, or other stored items SERVPRO technicians might pack all or some of the articles out to make water removal easier and ensure the contents get the specialized cleaning and drying treatments needed to restore them to preloss function and appearance.

We evaluate the water trapped inside your home for contamination, containing it for disposal according to local regulations if necessary. After SERVPRO extracts and discards the water, we use special cleaning agents, disinfectants, and equipment to sanitize and dry out your home.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready to help the communities we serve when flooding occurs. Call us at (479) 419-5544 for assistance if your home fills as the streams overflow.

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How Pack-Outs are a Part of Water Damage Restoration in Fayetteville

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's pack-out services allow you to move your furnishings and other items to our storage facility.

Professional Pack-Out is the Cornerstone to Fayetteville Commercial Water Removal Success

Reduce the chaos of commercial water damage mitigation in Fayetteville by considering a pack-out of furnishings, electronics and other equipment, and documents. Choosing to clear the flooded areas of your commercial property makes planning for and implementation of water extraction strategies more efficient. The contents removed also receives the treatments needed to return to function and appearance. 

Heavy spring rains and overflow from higher elevations contribute to the need for professional water removal in your Fayetteville business. Packing up and moving out contents is often a smart initial step. When commercial spaces are free of inventory, stored items, and other portable items the removal of excess water becomes more straightforward. Without the added humidity-load of saturated contents, it is easier and quicker to accomplish structural drying. 

SERVPRO uses a structured Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) protocol to ensure the items we pack out are inventoried thoroughly and tracked throughout the process. Lists of packed contents for each space, digital photographs of articles removed, and the option of barcoding for speed and accuracy provide safeguards for commercial clients. 

Insurance claims for water damage need documentation for certain payment. The SERVPRO CCIS establishes the condition of each item packed out, the planned cleaning and drying strategies we believe appropriate, and the results of the treatments completed at our climate-controlled production facility. If an article is not restorable, the need for a replacement is proven.

SERVPRO production facility technicians have innovative equipment and specialized training to bring even extensively damaged items back to preloss condition. The resources available to our employees include vacuum freeze-drying systems for documents, books, and photographs. Thermal chambers for electronics and small, easy to control drying spaces for furnishings pull moisture out of dozens of essential artifacts critical to the operation of your business. Industrial washers and dryers and access to dry cleaning services or specialized equipment that cleans and dries soft items set our company apart from traditional cleaning businesses. 

At your commercial building, our technicians use the freedom granted by cleared spaces to pump out and extract standing water fast. SERVPRO crews then use structural drying techniques taught at IICRC training to make it “Like it never even happened” at your business property before welcoming back the restored packed out items. The final step is business as usual.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale stands ready to help with every aspect of commercial water removal. Call for a quick evaluation at (479) 419-5544.

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Preventing Flood Damage in Johnson, AR

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Broken or clogged gutters can let water damage the foundation of your home. Contact SERVPRO to repair and for other services to prevent flooding.

SERVPRO Helps Homeowners Prohibit Water From Entering Their Homes During Storms

The town of Johnson is in one of the most beautiful places in Arkansas. Our location on the Springfield Plateau, however, does have us at risk for flooding from rain and snow coming off the mountains. It is a risk we accept, but that does not mean we do not plan for it. 
 
Preventing flood damage in Johnson means blocking massive floodwaters and sealing areas off from seepage which can lead to more significant problems in the future. After decades in the restoration business, SERVPRO can help any homeowner prepare for the next storm now. Keeping water away is the simplest method to protect your home. 
 
We cannot stop the rain, but we can inspect the rain gutters and drains on your roof and exterior walls. Our technicians repair or replace gutters that have pulled away from the roof, leaving a gap for water to run through. Drainpipes that have broken away from the channels cause the same type of damage, just a foot or two away. In a harsh downpour, hundreds of gallons of water can flow down the side of a home and eat away at both the landscaping and the foundation of a house or apartment building. 
 
To protect the foundation walls, we recommend sealing off outer walls and basements. For the exterior, our crew digs out, exposes, and cleans the outside walls. To prevent seepage and leaks, we cover them with a thick coating of rubber cement. It waterproofs the concrete and bricks from the worst storms and does not crack unless the house moves away from the foundation itself. 
 
For the interior, we inspect the basement for cracks and use a hydraulic cement compound to seal them. SERVPRO technicians then apply a waterproof, second layer consisting of masonry cement. The two together form an excellent barrier that stops even the smallest amount of seepage into a home. 
 
While no method is perfect, repairing your drain system and sealing off the basement are two significant steps in the right direction. For more information about how SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale can help you protect your home from floods, call us today at (479) 419-5544. 
 
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Full Fire Damage Restoration Services Available In Fayetteville

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Restoring your home after a fire can be quite overwhelming, which makes it crucial to locate a qualified professional to assist.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Restoring your home after a fire can be quite overwhelming, which makes it crucial to locate a qualified professional to assist. It helps to know that the company you choose to use has an association with the IICRC organization, giving you peace of mind knowing that you made the right choice.

The IICRC develops standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry, which makes it easier for homeowners in Fayetteville to locate a qualified fire damage restoration company when hazards occur on their property. When you find a company associated with this organization, you can rest assured that they can provide you with quality solutions to your problem.

Places like SERVPRO exist to give you access to resources that make recovering from fire damage easier, less expensive, and quicker than would be possible otherwise. Insurance companies like working with us because we offer customers with a one-stop solution to every problem that exists, this allows us to perform services for a better price and gives our customers better results.

If you are looking for a stress-free claims process, working with qualified professionals dedicated to providing you with fast, efficient fire damage restoration services, look no further. SERVPRO teams are available 24-hours a day, quickly respond to your emergency situation and help you cope with your situation. Our staff can even help you locate temporary housing and help you complete insurance paperwork required for your claim.

SERVPRO technicians understand how each type of damage affects another, often leading to a mix of methods to provide you with a full solution. Whether your fire consists of direct-damage or smoke damage that often lingers in hard to reach areas, our technicians can get the job done right. With access to industrial-grade equipment, advanced cleaning methods, and years of experience, you never have to call anyone else.

Make the call to SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to receive the fire damage services you deserve. Our technicians are proud to provide you with quality, effective solutions to emergency situations that occur in your home (479) 419-5544.

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Damp Laundry can Spread Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold grows when conditions of moisture and heat in your laundry room or bathroom are right. Contact SERVPRO when you see or smell mold.

SERVPRO can Help Stop the Spread of Mold on Your Property

Dirty clothing landing in the hamper is what you expect your children to do, but when that laundry contains wet or damp items, microbes can proliferate inside the dark confines of the hamper. If your hamper rests against a wall in your Fayetteville home, microbes can easily find their way to the wall's surface and spread even more. Using a clothesline can help kill off any microbes infesting your clothing because sunlight is a natural killer of most microorganisms. 
 
To further protect your home from mold damage in Fayetteville, it is important to ensure that all line-dried clothing is completely dry before bringing any of it inside. Mildew does not care if damp clothing is clean or soiled – either is suitable and promotes microbial growth. Hanging shirts and slacks while still damp is known as an excellent way to remove slight wrinkling without the use of an iron. However, you should do this in an open area. Closed-off locations such as closets, bathrooms, and the area between an open door and the adjacent wall can slow evaporation and allow mildew spots to form on the garment. 
 
Setting aside any items that feel damp when folding clothing before placing it in drawers, and either re-hanging these damp articles or placing them for a short period in the dryer can keep mold from forming. Ironing slightly damp clothing until dry can also help attain an environment that contains fewer mold spores. Additionally, allowing laundry hampers to air out on a sunny day while open can kill mold and prevent strong odors from developing. 
 
Clothing can spread mold easily through your home. It is easier to reduce the microbial population found on clothing than it is to perform mold remediation after mold damage takes hold of your home. Once mold begins to thrive, you need a company like SERVPRO to carry out the steps involved in remediation. Certified in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), our technicians can restore your home's interior to a healthy environment. 
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale wants to help you maintain a home free of abnormal levels of mold. From measuring devices that detect microbial activity levels to air scrubbers that remove pollutants and irritants in addition to mold particles and spores in the air, we have everything needed to contain and clean the area affected by mold damage. Whenever you find mold growth in your home, call us at (479) 419-5544. We answer our phones 24/7, every day of the year. 

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SERVPRO Provides Fayetteville Commercial Buildings with Help after a Water Loss

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fayetteville Hotel Guests Enjoy Water in the Pool--Not in Their Room! Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction

Efficient Water Removal Strategies for Your Fayetteville Hotel

Your Fayetteville hotel hosts guests all year round, and in the competitive market of accommodations, a mismanaged incident on your property could provide the kind of bad press to keep these visitors from returning. Water loss incidents threaten not only the immediate room in which they occur but also adjacent spaces in all directions. Whenever situations occur like toilet overflows or plumbing breaks within a room, reaching out to professional restoration technicians like ours can help to keep the damage contained and guests blissfully unaware of what has happened.

While you cannot predict the time that you might need water removal services for your Fayetteville hotel, the best solution is to remain prepared to contact professionals like our team whenever disaster might strike. With our fast response to emergencies 24/7, our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to ensure that other areas of your property do not experience these same water damage effects. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to help prevent and mitigate physical damages to your building.

With a reputation to worry about, you need to focus mostly on providing a quality stay to all of your guests that could become impacted by an emerging situation like this. Fast extraction and drying equipment like our team arrives with can ensure that not only does the damage stay within the confines of the affected room whenever possible, but that we do not have excessive tear out and replacement to complete the restoration. Our goal is to be invisible to the occupants of the rooms.

With saturated elements like carpeting and faux wood flooring, we have specialized equipment to help dry out these affected areas and eliminate the possibility of secondary effects like mold and mildew growth. For carpets, our weighted extraction equipment can force moisture to the surface for removal by our high-powered vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers. For the wood flooring, we can utilize our injecti-dry system to pull moisture from planks until it reaches the desired moisture content to protect the flooring material.

When you need water removal services and expert drying for your hotel, every second counts. Reach out to our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale rapid response team at (479) 419-5544. We're Faster To Any Size DIsaster.

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Fayetteville Stores Favor SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation--Real Fast

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Business in Fayetteville is to Keep Your Business In Business. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fast Extraction Techniques for Fayetteville Thrift Shop

Every day that your Fayetteville thrift shop is open, you have a steady flow of foot traffic into your business. People look to your second-hand store to provide quality bargains and deals on the items they are looking for, but more importantly, expect you to be open. When water loss incidents occur in the store, which can happen as readily as a sprinkler head breaking off in the ceiling, you need a fast response from qualified professionals to get your doors back open quickly.

From the time that the water loss incident begins in your Fayetteville store, whether it is a broken pipe or a malfunctioning sprinkler system, you need to react quickly to get professional water removal services on the way. Our SERVPRO team is available 24 hours a day with a fast response to emergencies that threaten your commercial property with effective extraction and drying equipment.

When our team arrives at your business, we can establish the full scope of the damage and the repairs needed to keep the situation from getting worse. We do offer plumbing repair through our licensed general contractors, ensuring that once the pooling water gets extracted and the affected areas dried, that you are no longer at risk for further water damage from the same compromised pipe.

Extraction is important to begin right away when our SERVPRO team arrives at your damaged thrift shop. We can bring in equipment like wet-vacs with extraction wands and portable sump pumps where they can get used. Mopping up the water and sopping up the excess is also an important step for excess water that does not require the full extraction measures. Drying steps to follow can help to protect linoleum or carpeting flooring from becoming irreparably damaged.

Water removal in a thrift shop challenges even our skilled technicians. We try to work fast, move around inventory and displays to preserve your investment.

When people count on your store being open, make sure that a water loss incident in your building does not keep your doors closed longer than necessary. You can reach our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale rapid response team 24/7 by calling (479) 419-5544.

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Our Fire Damage Specialists Have The Advanced Solutions To Restore Your Home In Springdale

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Advanced Solutions That Help Improve Clean Up After Fire Damage in Springdale

Fire damages properties in different ways including depositing soot and other residues leaving surfaces blackened. The level of difficulty in removing such residues can be easy or difficult depending what the fire burned, and how intense blaze was, among other factors. The surface affected can also determine the difficulty level. For example, cleaning residues from the ceiling is more difficult than cleaning walls. Professional restoration companies use advanced solutions to improve results.

After fire damage in Springdale, residues soil many household items including electronics and fine jewelry. Residues such as soot are acidic so they can corrode the affected items if left in place for long. Cleaning up such valuable materials is tricky because you can damage them in the process. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize specialized equipment such as ultrasonic cleaners to clean non-porous valuables. An ultrasonic restoration cleaner has a pre-soak chamber, ultrasonic chamber, a rinse section, and a drying chamber guaranteeing proper cleaning.

When cleaning some sections of the house like the ceiling, you might face access challenges because of the elevation. Residues falling from the ceiling can also soil other areas such as walls and floors already cleaned. It is possible to overcome such problems with better planning and a degree of innovation. Our SERVPRO technicians organize the process so that cleaning starts in higher areas. We also add extension poles to spotting pad holders to ease access and the angle of attack when cleaning up ceilings.

Choosing a cleanup method should be done with care since it is possible to harm the surface physically in the process of removing soils. For example, surfaces covered in acoustic tiles can lose their sound deadening properties during cleanup. SERVPRO has developed a unique procedure for cleaning acoustical ceilings known as Peroxide Active Ceiling Cleaning. It is a water-based solution that utilizes stabilized hydrogen peroxide sprayed at 40-60 psi on the affected surface. The method works perfectly on blown ceilings that might deteriorate or dissolve if wet cleaning is utilized.

Advanced cleaning solutions help solve many seemingly tricky problems. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to assist you using such an approach. You can reach our crew at (479) 419-5544 any time.

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When Flood Waters Arise, SERVPRO Will Respond With A Lending Hand

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our team is here to take care of your Fayetteville home and restore the flood damage "Like it never even happened."

Debris Removal After a Flood in Your Fayetteville Home

Flooding can cause many problems for your Fayetteville home, the most pressing of which is the high volume of water that you now have through the penetration points. As challenging as this might seem to overcome, the right professional restoration team with the appropriate equipment can begin steps to return your home to its original condition quickly with a fast response to the emergency on your end. As pressing as water removal might be in situations like this, it is not the only pressing need that your property has.

While flood damages can affect your Fayetteville home in different ways, overcoming these effects is not something that the average homeowner has the time, resources, or equipment to do on their own. Your insurance provider can guide you to the information about what your policy covers regarding recovery after a natural disaster like this, but at the bare minimum, many of them offer their policyholders debris removal coverage. Our SERVPRO professionals can do this efficiently, saving you money and time. These steps also help to ensure that later reconstruction and remodeling efforts can occur quickly.

Debris removal often gets thought of as literal objects and scrap brought in with the rising waters, but the process is much more comprehensive than that. Our approach offers not just cleaning and extraction of floodwaters but also continues into controlled demolition of affected materials as well. With structural elements exposed, we can disinfect and clean studs, beams, and framework that can get preserved to prevent bacterial growth and bio-hazardous conditions from occurring.

It is not advisable for you to attempt debris removal and water extraction on your own following a flood because there is always a high risk of contamination. Our SERVPRO professionals have safety equipment and efficient machines designed to extract water quickly and allow our team to get to work on cleanup and demolition efficiently and cost-effectively.

Flooding can present some hurdles to overcome but choosing professionals like our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (479) 419-5544.

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Mold Damage Remediation In Fayetteville

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can grow fast and spread throughout your home call SERVPRO as soon as you spot mold to prevent significant damage to your home.

How Mold Affects Your Fayetteville House 

Understanding the ways that your Fayetteville home can become affected by various disasters can help you to prepare for the possible damages that could result. The better equipped you are with the information, the less likely you are to allow significant threats like mold growth to persist in your house and affect structural elements and the family living there. Mold can work quickly to spread throughout the property, and it begins with the right conditions that facilitate colonization. 

While many Fayetteville homeowners don't see mold damage as a huge concern, there is a cause for concern when you discover colonization in your house. With both damaging effects to the structure and integrity of the property, as well as the possibility of health effects for those within the house that get exposed to an active colony, reacting quickly is essential to protect what matters most. Our SERVPRO professionals have unique and extensive training in mold damage remediation to offer effective solutions for the removal of active colonies and restoration of the damage these organisms have caused. 

Moist and damp areas of your property provide the right conditions for naturally occurring mold spores to stick to surfaces, seat into them and begin growing. The trouble with avoiding these conditions is that many homeowners do not know that they exist until the mold has already formed and started to spread through neighboring surfaces and areas. 

Mold feeds on organic material, and that changes the composition of the hosting surface to become irreparably damaged eventually. Drywall is a common host material for mold colonies, as many of the walls in modern home construction use this construction element. It is also difficult for even our highly-trained SERVPRO team to restore after the mold has formed, which often leads to a need for demolition and later replacement. 

As you can see, reacting quickly at the first sign of mold can help to limit its spread and effect on your home. Give our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale remediation specialists a call anytime that you need us at (479) 419-5544.

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Don't Let Water Cause Significant Damage To Your Hardwood Floors In Fayetteville

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Our team can understand the gravity of the situation when flooring materials begin to absorb water damage that has occurred on your property.

Water Cleanup From Hardwood Floors In Fayetteville Homes

Many Fayetteville homes feature hardwood flooring throughout many of the open areas and living spaces. While this has become a trending feature in modern construction, it was also a staple for construction in houses that have antique appeal. Water loss incidents can occur with little warning, and with hardwood floors, and even laminate flooring that simulates hardwood, water can penetrate joints quickly to pose a significant threat to this construction material.

While many homeowners might not see water cleanup in Fayetteville as a cause to reach out to professional restoration technicians like ours, you might consider elements like your hardwood flooring. As these materials get exposed to moisture and water, absorption begins almost immediately. Surface water might still be accessible to conventional drying approaches, but what has seeped into the hardwood requires advanced equipment and fast response time from trained professionals.

Our SERVPRO team can understand the gravity of the situation when flooring materials begin to absorb water damage that has occurred on your property. Our professionals are available 24/7 to provide a fast and reliable response to any customer that needs assistance or water cleanup at any time. Our Green Fleet arrives at the address with highly-trained, certified technicians from our team and an assortment of our industry-leading equipment to begin drying out damaged elements immediately.

If we can get to a water damage situation fast enough, we can often avoid unnecessary demolition and tear out. Over just a couple of days, moisture trapped in the seams and joints of wood flooring can swell and distort the planks, causing them to sit irregularly and can even cause them to structurally fail depending on the severity of the underlying dampness.

Our SERVPRO professionals have thermal imagery cameras to identify moisture pockets and advanced equipment like large drying mats to slowly draw moisture out of hardwood flooring without damaging the material.

Water damage situations can happen with no warning, but how you respond to them is critical to preserving investments like genuine hardwood flooring. Give our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale a call anytime that you want to clean and dry up a water mess fast. You can reach us anytime at (479) 419-5544.

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Restore Your Fayetteville Home After Water Damage

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

This ceiling is in need of repair after water damage has occurred.

Recovering Your Fayetteville Home After a Water Loss Incident

Water loss incidents can cause significant structural concerns for your Fayetteville home, and restoring the damage that it can cause often requires more precise equipment and expertise than the average homeowner can provide. Cleaning up excess water quickly is critical to ensuring that the situation does not perpetually get worse, and our certified professionals can help you.

While water removal might only be a step of recovering from a water loss incident in your Fayetteville home, having this step done quickly and correctly is important to protect the rest of your home that remains at risk from the spreading damage. Our SERVPRO professionals have containment strategies for the water damage that begins with effective extraction and continue into efficient and time-saving drying efforts.

Extraction involves multiple pieces of equipment that arrive with our SERVPRO Green Fleet. For severe situations, we have a truck-mounted extractor that can remove water at a rate of 300 psi to rapidly remove excess to prepare your home for focused drying efforts. Spot extractions can get handled with portable sump pumps and extraction wands. Effective extraction works to save our customers money and helps the technicians we dispatch to the address to recover more of the property without unnecessary tear out and demolition.

We take the time to mark overly damaged materials affected by the pooling water to make flood cuts. The commonly removed material in these situations is the drywall, as the composition of this structural element can become compromised quickly with exposure to water. We use controlled demolition techniques to remove only the damaged portions to make replacement take less time and ultimately cost less to the customer to complete.

Finding the best team to help you through water loss incidents and the critical extraction and drying to come is not difficult. Our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale rapid response team is available 24/7 to handle any effect that water damage has on your property. We have the tools and experience to restore your home entirely and make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (479) 419-5544.

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Some Tips to Help Your Fayetteville Home Recover From a Mold Infestation

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold always appears at the most inopportune time. Contact our certified mold remediation team to investigate the cause and mitigate.

Crucial Steps for Effective Mold Remediation in Fayetteville

When mold affects your property, there is a need to take remediation steps immediately. Mold is said to cause health effects. It also leads to physical deterioration of the property, which can diminish its value. Establishing the source and drying off excess moisture, removing mold debris or porous materials it infests, and deodorizing the property, are some of the necessary remediation processes. We offer professional remediation services in Fayetteville to help restore your property to its preloss state.
 
Mold colonies form debris on the affected areas, so cleanup is part of mold remediation in Fayetteville. Debris removal might involve different steps depending on the level of infestation. Our SERVPRO technicians use vacuums with HEPA filters to remove loose debris from surfaces. We also wire brush or use other abrasive procedures to remove debris adhering to the surfaces. Alternatively, we damp-wipe the affected areas with professional cleaning agents.
 
It is possible to damage the materials infested by mold during the cleanup process especially if using mechanical abrasion or removing mold debris chemically. Such damages drive the costs of remediation up because of the need to refinish or even replace the ruined materials. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you avoid unnecessary damages by using specialized methods such as soda blasting to remove mold debris. In this process, we use sodium bicarbonate blasted at speeds exceeding 600 miles per hour over the infested areas. The process removes debris and kills spores without damaging the underlying materials.
 
All cases of mold infestation have an underlying moisture issue. Remediation processes can only be successful after dealing with the moisture. It is also essential to remove the moisture fast because mold growth is also fast. For example, if a property floods, growth can start within 24 to 48 hours. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced water extraction and drying equipment. We also fast-track the process further by creating small drying chambers using 6-mil polyethylene.
 
Mold issues can recur if the remediation process fails. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale to help clean up your infested property. You can reach us at (479) 419-5544 any time.

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What to Avoid When You See or Even Smell Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

When your home's clogged gutters are contributing to the mold situation in your home, it's time to contact SERVPRO for a solution. Call us today.

Proper Roof and Gutter System Maintenance Crucial to Preventing Mold Damage in Fayetteville

When you smell a whiff of an unpleasant odor in your Fayetteville home the last place you might pinpoint as a problem area is your roofing and gutter system. Unfortunately, a failure to keep gutters cleared and downspouts operating properly can encourage water to enter your home in small but damaging amounts at the place where the shingles meet the decking and connect to the eaves. Once the water enters, mold growth can follow.

The wintry mix of precipitation common during the winter can exacerbate mold damage in Fayetteville. A gutter already full of leaves holds in ice and sleet, creating a pool of available water. Warm air rising out from your home contributes to a melting and freezing cycle, particularly if your insulation is insufficient. The water expands when it freezes at night, loosening the building material components that usually keep water out of your home. Opportunistic mold spores take advantage of the periodic infusion of moisture and grow. Our technicians can help break the cycle.

SERVPRO mold remediation crews have seen this type mold damage before and are ready to abate. We do not promise to eliminate mold entirely because it is impossible to eradicate all mold spores. Our mold remediators are ready instead to contain and remove active colonies and work with you to limit the possibility of future outbreaks.

The surfaces in your attic or upper levels infested with mold growth undergo evaluation by one of our experienced crew chiefs. We determine how to safeguard the other spaces of your home best as we go through the process of removing the mold and treating affected areas with EPA-registered antimicrobials. If you have living areas or HVAC system vents adjacent to the moldy space, we might choose to use an air scrubber to filter the moldy debris and exhaust contaminants.

Once SERVPRO crews finish removing and disposing of the mold, we consult with you to repair or replace the gutters and to improve the insulation coverage. Only when the source of moisture is eliminated can you move forward without significant concern about mold recurrence.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is a full-service mold remediation company ready to assist with any microbial outbreaks in your home. Call us at (479) 888-4350 to ensure a response that follows EPA protocols and helps limit additional mold problems.

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Call SERVPRO When Water Invades Your Fayetteville Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians assessing a home for damage.

Why SERVPRO Is A Water Damage Restoration Industry Leader In Fayetteville

Anytime you face a household emergency the clearest path to recovery involves the skills and equipment needed to halt the harm and restore the damage. Although any handy person easily manages some minor issues, including a homeowner, the damage done by water needs a professional’s attention. Our mission is simple -- providing fast and comprehensive recovery from water damage in our customers’ homes. Let us assist you when water invades your dwelling. 

Possessing the proper equipment and training to use it efficiently are two of the reasons why our technicians are your best bet for a successful water damage restoration in Fayetteville. Our investment in state of the art moisture detection tools, water removal machinery, and structural drying aids forms the foundation of our response. IICRC training adds a knowledge base that permits our team to get the most out of modern technology -- and to get the water out of your dwelling. 

Why SERVPRO is in the vanguard of restoration companies is also the breadth of our capabilities. Not only do we locate and mitigate the source of your water damage, but we also provide complete build back services to ensure once we bid you goodbye your house looks and feel “Like it never even happened.” We also work closely with your insurance, documenting the damage and providing clear evidence why we take each step in your individualized restoration plan. 

When we arrive, all essential equipment is on one or more of our green service vehicles. A competent assessment of the scene by our seasoned project manager is immediately followed by water removal and drying strategies by our skilled technicians. The ready to go response is why SERVPRO turns a water damage project from ruin to recovered quickly and professionally. Our reconstruction division augments the typical water loss tasks with needed rebuilding and repair in a seamless process. Avoid multiple contractors with our remediation to remodeling approach. 

Your complete relief and satisfaction after a disaster is why SERVPRO is in the restoration business. We have the trained crews and the equipment to deliver on our promises.

Let SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale take your water damage disaster in hand, restoring your property with professional pride and excellence. Call us at (479) 888-4350 round the clock, 365 days a year for a rapid assessment and immediate remediation.

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The Steps Our Team Of Experts Take To Restore Your Water Damaged Home In Fayetteville

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is uniquely positioned to support our customers through all phases of water damage cleanup.

Many Steps Taken On The Path To Comprehensive Water Cleanup In Fayetteville

When your Fayetteville home experiences a water loss, it is tempting to treat the cleanup as a simple matter. Mopping up the water or opening some windows while getting the fans going is a natural impulse and is recommended on some online sites. Homeowners who chose one tactic or the other might feel that their efforts take care of the problem. Water damage mitigation is more complicated than a few minutes of squeegeeing or airing out wet spaces. We can help.

Water cleanup in Fayetteville becomes necessary because of a variety of ordinary reasons. The intensity of the problem also varies and can change if not resolved completely. For example, a leaky pipe under your sink can seep for an extended period without notice but eventually breaks, sending water spreading throughout your kitchen. The wisest response is to contact our team rather than manage it yourself.

SERVPRO’s experienced crew of water mitigation technicians deals with the kitchen flooding and then finds the damage under the cabinets from the original leaking as they move through all the steps to clean up the water. Removing the kickboard at the base of the cabinet reveals a hidden pool of water that collected underneath. The structure of the cabinet is deeply saturated and might be showing signs of warping or deterioration.

This kind of issue is more frequent than you think and is why is it essential to spend time exploring the dimensions of the water damage, including using moisture meters or infrared scanners to “see” beyond the obvious puddle on the kitchen floor. Once SERVPRO removes all the water, visible and hidden, we then plan for structural drying. Extractors and pumps switch to air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels to normal readings.

One unfortunate side effect of unresolved water damage can be mold. If we discern microbial growth during a job, our technicians are trained to adapt the plan to include remediation efforts. SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, permitting us to react professionally and appropriately to any unforeseen issues during a project.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is uniquely positioned to support our customers through all phases of water damage cleanup. Call us at (479) 888-2134 any time of the day or night for an evaluation of your water loss.

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How Proactive Measures Can Save Your Fayetteville Home From Damage

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Aging water supply and waste lines can expose dwellings to the risk of damage from below.

Infrastructure Maintenance And Repair (Or The Lack) Can Inflict Flood Damage On Fayetteville Homes

Residents of the historic areas of Fayetteville enjoy gorgeous landscaping and beautifully restored homes. Underground, however, the tidy and well-kept up neighborhoods can show their heritage less pleasantly. Aging water supply and waste lines can expose dwellings to the risk of damage from below. Our crews are familiar with the issue and can help in the event of flooding.

Ironically it is precisely when authorities take steps to bring hundred-plus-year-old utilities into the 21st century that flood damage can become most likely in Fayetteville properties. The intent of working on fragile, rusted pipes is to avoid disaster. That realization does not help when your home is one where the repairs go wrong, sending vast quantities of fresh water, at best, or sewage, at worst, into the lower levels of your home.

This scenario is a genuine crisis, requiring a flood damage remediation company with the speed and the capacity to respond immediately and efficiently to a complicated project. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, fully-equipped service vehicles, and crews at the ready 24/7. Our crews are IICRC trained in a broad range of assessment protocols and restoration techniques, prepared to handle even significantly contaminated flood waters and the challenges of moisture migration throughout the large spaces typical in older Fayetteville homes.

When we arrive, the project manager assesses the category of flood water invading your home. Typically this type of flooding is at least Category 2 and most often Category 3, or black water. The probability of dangerous pathogens in the water is high, meaning SERVPRO must contain the water as evacuated and dispose of it according to local regulations as hazardous waste.

Cellars and basements have many opportunities for flood water to collect and hide in inaccessible areas. Because of the microbial infestation present in gray or black water, it is crucial to open up all areas where moisture moved for draining and removal, and then disinfection with EPA registered products. SERVPRO crews use strategies like flood cuts to release water and provide access for critical cleanup and sanitization. We continuously test and monitor for residual moisture, and use innovative scanning techniques to detect trapped water in cavities.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the equipment and IICRC certified crews at your service if proactive plans become immediate emergencies. Call us at (479) 888-4350 round the clock for help when your treasured home floods.

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How Our Experts Can Get Your Business Ready For A Flood Damage Disaster In Fayetteville

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Disaster preparedness when flood damage impacts your business is the key to coming out ready to provide services and products again.

Plan For Disaster And Survive Commercial Flood Damage In Fayetteville

When a water catastrophe occurs in your Fayetteville business, the odds are not in your favor if you failed to anticipate the damage and the steps needed to recover. A sobering statistic from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates that 40 percent of water damaged or otherwise devastated businesses close permanently. Among those that hang on, 25 percent fold during the year following the loss event. We have a system and app that can help.

Disaster preparedness when flood damage impacts your Fayetteville business is the key to coming out ready to provide services and products again. We developed a comprehensive disaster recovery planning tool we recommend to our commercial customers. The partnership between our trained and experienced crews and you and your management team permits us to return your business to preloss operation fast.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) combines a thorough professional assessment of your physical plant by our experienced project managers with your personalized preferences and priorities. We visit your business property before any disaster. Our manager evaluates the strengths and vulnerabilities of your premises through the lens of a seasoned flood damage restoration professional. Expect us to make suggestions implementable now to protect valuable equipment and stored items in the event of a flooding loss in the future.

We map out a blueprint of your production, retail, and storage areas. SERVPRO experts know how flooding events affect buildings, so we can plan in advance of a crisis for constructive strategies to remove excess water and dry out the structure and exposed contents. Our work crews can hit the floor running when we know what to expect, and that confidence and speed make considerable differences in the outcome of disaster response.

In addition to the Emergency Ready Plans our managers develop, you as a business owner or manager further customize the restoration schematic through the use of our mobile app. You take the time to complete the Emergency Ready Profile to add critical details. Identify key staff in your organization who can make decisions when you are absent or unable to react. List the vendors and contractors providing equipment and systems we must restore after the flood, relying on their expertise to get it right.

Nominate SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale as your trusted restoration service provider as you develop an ERP with our employees. One call to (479) 419-5544 gets the ball moving to protect your investment with a well-crafted Emergency Preparedness Plan.

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Water Damage In Your Fayetteville Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Experts At SERVPRO!

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Cleanup needs to happen as quickly as possible to prevent ongoing damages and detrimental effects that lead to irreparable damage.

Fast Cleanup Of Water Damage In Your Fayetteville Home

When damages affect structural components and the contents of your Fayetteville home, you need professionals that can do what is necessary to resolve the situation fast. With water damage situations, cleanup needs to happen as quickly as possible to prevent ongoing damages and detrimental effects that lead to irreparable damage.

Even though water cleanup is something that many Fayetteville homeowners could insist they could do on their own, water loss situations require an immediate response from skilled technicians equipped with the right tools. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians begin their training with the extensive IICRC-certification, which is the premier standard of the industry. They are encouraged and take part in ongoing in-house and e-learning options to improve their knowledge in essential recovery techniques such as mitigation and drying.

These skilled technicians are available to you for water cleanup, mitigation, and water damage restoration 24 hours a day through our response team. As water damage is time sensitive, having a crew of highly-trained technicians that can mobilize personnel and equipment efficiently reduces the impact that water loss incidents have on your property. Within a matter of minutes, water can absorb into walls, floors, upholstery, and your personal belongings. You need a team that can respond immediately to help.

The equipment that we use for water cleanup and restoration work is among the most advanced machines and tools available in the industry. We seek to have the best equipment possible, as this ensures that we can provide fast extractions, drying efforts, and premier cleaning solutions. Drying is an important step in water restoration, and our high-powered air movers can help to force dry areas at a much faster rate than they would through conventional approaches.

Water cleanup might seem like something that you could attempt on your own, but this often leads to inadequate drying and moisture removal, which can result in negative and hazardous secondary effects like mold growth. Trust our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale 24-hour response team to arrive shortly after you call to help you clean up the mess fast. Call us anytime at (479) 419-5544.

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When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes- How to Neutralize the Lingering Fumes From a Fire in Your Springdale Home

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke fumes are lingering effects from fires. SERVPRO can help you neutralize the odors and restore the air quality of your home.

Overcoming Smoke Damages After a Fire in Your Springdale Home

When disaster strikes your Springdale home, you might not entirely be aware of the effects of the incident until you can begin the process of cleaning up the mess and restoring the damage it caused to your residence. With situations like fires, widespread effects can sometimes get overlooked in light of the more pressing and immediate concerns like structural weaknesses or reconstruction needs. Our technicians can help you with every facet of fire restoration in your home.

Many people do not fully know what fire damages exist after one occurs in their Springdale home. This fact is partly due to the potential dangers that exist with assessing the damages on your own. One of the reasons that our SERVPRO emergency response team is available 24/7 is to help you understand the effects of a disaster to your home, no matter when that disaster occurs.

We begin to assess the full scope of the damages and map out a plan to restore these effects entirely as soon as our team arrives at your home. One of the effects that might seemingly get pushed to the side initially is smoke damages. While these are on the agenda to get resolved, it is often one of the final steps in our restoration process to deodorize all of the affected areas and contents of your home.

To do this, we require specialized equipment that helps us to modify the harsh odors left behind after a fire on a molecular level. Thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators can neutralize these odor molecules on contact, leaving no discernable scent behind. This process waits until any demolition, and other restoration steps have gotten taken to maximize its effect.

While you might see fire damages to your home as an intimidating presence, professional restorers like ours can take the weight off of your shoulders and help you to get your house back to the way it used to be. You can count on our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale technicians to help through every step of this process. Give our emergency response team a call 24/7 at (479) 888-2403.

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Why Ignoring Water Damage in a Johnson Home Will Cost You More in the Long Run

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

When the home is facing water damage, don't delay in calling SERVPRO. You could be preventing a mold infestation in your home with your quick action.

Unmitigated Water Damage can Affect Your Home in Johnson

SERVPRO helps families and businesses in Johnson by performing necessary mitigation and restoration work. Damage can happen to homes and other buildings under diverse circumstances. When water is involved, we act as quickly as possible to keep damage minimized.
 
Some of the events involve water damage in Johnson. When this type of damage seems slight to the property owner, many times people assume it will simply dry out and everything will be fine once it does. When a large quantity of water invades a home, drying out without some help can lead to other problems related directly to the water's presence.
 
Also, forcing something to dry too quickly can also increase the amount of damaging changes it experiences. Such changes become permanent. These include warping and cracking of wood products. Flooring must dry steadily and we have the equipment specifically designed to extract moisture at a steady rate. Heating these aspects of your home helps ensure that interior areas give up the moisture retained so the items dry correctly and with as little alterations as possible.
 
Some forms of water damage that we see affects drywall. This highly porous material absorbs moisture easily and when this occurs, the material is often ruined. However, when water comes into contact with drywall and we know to respond immediately after the incident, we can often keep swelling and disintegration from affecting too much of the wet material.
 
Water damage can also cause your home to smell 'off.' We address the issue of odors where they begin when we can locate the exact location. When water damage causes unwanted odors, we often use our hydroxyl generating equipment. This gas is safe and highly effective. It is safe enough that occupants do not need to leave the area while we treat it. It neutralizes odors and leaves the home with a pleasant, light scent instead. The effect is permanent.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is always ready to assist homeowners in Harmon and Elkins by mitigating water damage and the effects it can cause in the residential setting. Contact us by calling (479) 419-5544. This is our 24-hour service line, and we answer calls every day of the year.
 
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SERVPRO's Top Ways To Succeed In Restoring Your Commercial Property In Johnson After A Water Damage Incident

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

When a water supply pipe leaks or a tenant allows water to overflow into a bathroom or kitchen in your building, water damage happens quickly.

Remediating Water Damage In Johnson Apartments And Condominiums

During seasons of heavy rain, it can be easy to forget that rental properties in Johnson are also at risk of water damage year-round from non-weather related issues. It is more common to deal with the deterioration of an apartment building's materials from plumbing leaks or appliance and equipment malfunctions than storm-related events. Regardless of the source, commercial water damage is a crisis, and we can help.

When a water supply pipe leaks, an appliance breaks down, or a tenant allows water to overflow into a bathroom or kitchen in your Johnson apartment building, water damage happens quickly. Although the water from a supply line starts out as clean, removal and cleanup must occur fast to avoid the progressive damage water can do to the structure and contents of a commercial space. We are Faster To Any-Sized Disaster, arriving as soon as possible with trained technicians and powerful water removal equipment.

Turning off the water to the property is the first task with a water damage scenario. Once we make sure to secure the water source,  SERVPRO’s emergency crew leader assesses the damage done to your business. We outline a water pumping and extraction plan, using truck-mounted and powered tools if the power is off in your building for safety reasons.

We use state of the art moisture monitoring and thermal imaging equipment to provide drying baselines and to locate water hidden in cavities on your property. Water flows down walls and along plumbing and electrical lines inside walls. Often water draining from one unit can damage others even more severely. SERVPRO Monitoring Technicians supervise the water removal and structural drying of your commercial building, making sure moisture levels return to normal in all spaces affected.

Drying done correctly involves keeping detailed drying logs and monitoring moisture readings continuously. SERVPRO takes pride in providing documentation that supports liability claims, and we work with your insurance company to limit your out of pocket liability during the restoration process. The records kept can be of great help in covering costs if any tenants must be relocated temporarily during the process.

Call at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale at (479) 419-5544 if water damage from leaks or tenant negligence threatens your rental property. We're available 24/7 to respond to large and complicated business losses.

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The Advantages Of Hiring SERVPRO After A Flood In Your Johnson Home

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is prepared to conduct a pack out of your personal and household property when flooding threatens.

Why A Pack Out Is A Good Choice When Flood Damage Affects Johnson Homes

When seasonal storms bring large amounts of water into your home in the Johnson area, you might want to arrange for a pack out of your furnishings and personal possessions. Although it can be stressful to think about moving items out of your home as flooding approaches, choosing to transfer the contents of your home to a dry area eases overall water removal and structural drying tasks. Our professionals have both the training and experience to make it work well.

Our innovative inventorying process limits the chances that items go missing when flood damage affects items in your Johnson home. Our technicians are meticulous as we pack and label items, ensuring that when the floodwaters recede, we can return your property room by room. Removing portable articles allow our flood restoration crews to pump and extract water from your property’s structure in a streamlined fashion. Increasing the space and improving the airflow patterns allow structural drying with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to proceed more quickly.

Insurance companies appreciate the thorough listing of personal property and the extent of the damage inflicted by flood waters. SERVPRO works closely with your insurance company as we evaluate the damage to furniture and household or personal goods away from the main flood recovery site. Pack-outs allow a systematic review of the harm and a matching of damage restoration techniques with the items involved.

When you try to sort through the chaos of flood damage inside your home, disposing of the majority of wet items initially might seem to make sense. The flooding effect can feel overwhelming, especially to homeowners with little or no familiarity with what advanced drying strategies can do. SERVPRO production technicians can clean up and dry items you thought were ruined, making the pack out a money and memory saver.

Specialized flood recovery techniques exist like freeze drying for books and documents. Speedy moisture removal for furnishings occurs when we create smaller drying chambers, concentrating the balance of air movement and dehumidification to return even thoroughly soaked items back to their original appearance, comfort, and function. SERVPRO takes our training and experience as an opportunity to return your property’s structure and contents to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is prepared to conduct a pack out of your personal and household property when flooding threatens. Call  (479) 888-2403 to discuss your options with our experts.

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Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damages In Your Fayetteville Home

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fires can happen with little to no warning and spread quickly throughout your Fayetteville residence.

Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damage

Fires can happen with little to no warning and spread quickly throughout your Fayetteville residence. More to this point, there are instances in which there is a clear cause for what caused the damage, and others which remain a mystery. Regardless of how it happened, your focus after the extinguishing completes is restoring the damages and getting your property back to pre-damage condition.

It is good to know your limitations when it comes to cleaning and restorative work for your residence. Homeowners can usually care for many of the lower-scale concerns that their residence faces, but with more widespread and penetrative fire damages in your Fayetteville home, this situation is better left to the professionals at SERVPRO.

Regardless of how a fire began, your first concern in getting the damage restored in your home is to assess just how widespread this damage is. An inspection should give you all of these details as well as a general idea regarding the cost and estimated ballpark timeline to get the process completed.

Another thing that you're going to want to think about that could keep you from being convinced to clean up this mess on your own is the requirements of the insurance provider that you have for the house. When you go to file a claim about damages incurred in a fire or some other type of disaster, they often seek to have these effects restored and repaired by licensed, certified professionals like those on our SERVPRO team.

One final consideration about choosing professional restoration for the fire damage in your home is the structural concerns for your house. You might not be able to assess the threats that exist in your home following a fire like a trained restoration specialist can.

There is little you can do when a fire breaks out in your home than to be hopeful that the first responders can reach it promptly. Once this is over and you have to assess the damage you face, contact the trusted and reputable SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale fire damage restoration specialists. We are available 24/7 by calling (479) 888-2403.

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What Does Proper Water Removal Look Like In Springdale?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Rescue Hardwood Flooring from Water Loss When Called to the Springdale Home Promptly

Pumps, Vacuums, Mats and More Are Standard Inventory on SERVPRO's Green Fleet for Rapid Water Extraction

Although it is natural to open the windows and aim a fan at the puddles when standing water invades your Springdale home, professionals stress that removing as much water as possible with pumps and extractors is the first step in appropriate water damage remediation. The time it takes to dry out a residence after a water loss directly relates to the thoroughness of the water extraction step. We know how to balance the many aspects of water removal for overall success.

Speeding through the water removal sequence after damage to your Springdale home can cause its own problems. It is critical to get our water damage experts on the scene, but no one step of the process can be skipped or only partially completed for the best outcome. Our crews train extensively on the need to follow proper protocol when planning and to proceed on your project.

SERVPRO service vehicles are stocked with powerful submersible pumps and truck-mounted wanded extractors to pull the majority of the water off floors, out of carpets, and from hidden cavities. Our technicians master moisture monitoring techniques for overall drying goals, but suctioning as much water as possible from carpets, padding, and floors is the key.

One way that SERVPRO uses evolving technology to remove water more efficiently is with negative pressure drying mats. We use these on floors, sealing the mats and then extracting the water through hoses that connect the mats to each other and the equipment to permit the suction to reach many areas. We also use weighted wands to extract as much moisture as possible from carpeting, reserving the final steps of air movers and dehumidifiers for removing that last bit only after many passes of the extractor completes.

Emphasizing water removal over structural drying means that when the time does come for the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers evaporation proceeds quickly. SERVPRO technicians use the science of drying efficiently, understanding that the water must be removed within 24 to 48 hours to avoid a mold growth complication to the water damage. We also encourage pack-outs when stored personal belongings interfere with airflow and are wet enough to slow the structural drying. The building recovers more quickly, and the packed-out items can get specialized attention.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the equipment ready to remove the water damaging your home. Contact us at (479) 888-2403 to meet with the managers and crew members who can transform your home back to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Why Mold Damage in Your Springdale Home Should Concern You

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

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Springdale Properties Can Degrade from Mold Infestations without Remediation--Call SERVPRO

There are many threats that your Springdale home may experience throughout its lifetime, and many of these you can take care of on your own with limited expense. Certain conditions, such as fungal and mold growth throughout areas of your residence, require specific professional expertise to overcome and ultimately restore. Many homeowners are under the impression that mold in their home is not that much of a risk, and here is what you should get concerned about if you discover a colony in your house.

While mold damages might affect multiple areas and surfaces throughout your Springdale home, most of the time, this occurs in areas that you might not frequent as often as you should. Mold growth occurs when you are not actively looking for it and can spread quickly throughout the affected area once it has the opportunity to seat and thrive. Our mold remediation technicians have encountered many homes where the mold growth can reach the point of a health issue, not to mention the structural concerns that come along with it.

You see, mold growth in your home is much like any living organism. It needs food to continue to grow, spread, and thrive. The food source for mold colonies is organic materials usually found in the construction elements of your home. For example, drywall and wood framing are often easy targets for active mold spores looking to colonize. As the colony grows and seats more deeply, this material erodes and degrades as it feeds the organism, eventually reaching the point of being unsalvageable to professional technicians.

Even more alarming than the potential structural concerns for an active organism spreading throughout your home, is the possible health effects that could come along with it. Exposure to active colonies has gotten linked with several health risks, especially to those in your home that already struggle with respiratory concerns. Our SERVPRO technicians have the safety equipment to get in and isolate the area, working to reduce the organism’s reach while we remove the colony or the material it has used to grow. We are not, nor do we claim to be doctors, but here is a reference concerning possible health effects caused by these fungi put out by the EPA.

Mold is something that you want to get taken care of as soon as you find it growing in your home. You can always depend on the emergency response team at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to help you effectively neutralize the threat and return your home to original conditions, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (479) 888-2134.

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Flash Flooding and Its Damage a Reality in Springdale

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Headquarters for Mitigating Flood Damages in Your Springdale Area Home

Springdale Storm Damage and SERVPRO's Fast Assessment and Action to Mitigate Damages

The intensity of late summer rains is challenging to predict in the Springdale area. When heavy rain falls on our city and in the Ozarks surrounding the Springdale Plateau, the quantity adds up to flooded streets and homes. Dealing with flooding is nearly impossible on a do-it-yourself basis. Homeowners simply do not have the tools nor the time to complete the mitigation in a tight time-frame. We keep in inventory the specialized equipment and trained technicians to manage a flood damage scenario.
 
Higher elevations around Springdale contribute to flood damage to area dwellings. The rain moves down the Ozarks and joins with the precipitation falling directly on the residential areas. When several inches fall during one event, especially if high winds damage roofs or siding, giving the rain an avenue into your home, water can build in your basement or lower levels. Another way significant amounts of water can flood your home is when training occurs. Training is a series of storms that pass over the same area during a relatively brief span of time. No matter why the water intruded, we can help restore a home affected by flooding.
 
The saturated ground needs a place to send excess water. SERVPRO teams follow up when the natural “wet to dry” cycle means the water puddling outside your home seeps inside through your foundation’s structure. Our crews assess the extent of the seepage, including using advanced technologies like infrared camera imaging to scan for hidden pockets of water inside cavities and the cells of building materials like cinder blocks.
 
We then devise a water removal plan, including containment and proper disposal steps if the water includes sewer backup, household chemicals stored in the flooded area, or overland flooding. SERVPRO pumps and extracts the water with our commercial grade equipment, and then dries out the affected spaces with air flow, heat, and dehumidification. Particularly if the flood waters show contamination, we sanitize the surfaces with an EPA registered antimicrobial product to kill lingering pathogens and inhibit mold growth.
 
Count on the skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to assist when extreme weather pours many inches or even feet into your lower levels or crawl space. We commit to being available 24/7. Call us at (479) 888-2134 to send a professional crew to your home.

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Water Cleanup And Build-Back Restoration For Your Johnson Home

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes the damage done by an emergency to your home needs more than straightforward water removal and drying.

Water Cleanup And Build-Back Restoration

Sometimes the damage done by an emergency to your Johnson residence needs more than straightforward water removal and drying. The stress of finding a reliable water removal company can be surpassed by the anxiety of engaging a construction firm when the first business limits its help to remediation only. Our company offers both high-quality water cleanup and build-back restoration, streamlining the process.

Before a homeowner can even think about reconstruction for a Johnson home, water cleanup must complete. Regardless of how the water invaded your home, it must be contained and removed fast. The timeline needs to be short because the materials used for most housing construction are particularly vulnerable to water damage. Framing and supportive structures, as well as floors, usually are wood and metal, both of which begin to break down when saturated with water. Wood swells and metal oxidizes, both losing tensile strength if remediation is slow.

Many other structural components are made of cellulose derivatives such as drywall, ceiling tiles, or laminates. SERVPRO crews work tirelessly to pump out and extract the water damaging your home, but some of these materials begin to crumble, dissolve, or split apart after just a few hours of water exposure. We also need to remove sections of some of these materials to reach hidden caches of water in the cavities behind walls and under and above floors and ceilings. For example, when several inches of water floods a space, our crew might determine to make “flood cuts” above the water line to permit our drying equipment to access the spaces between walls.

Before your home can achieve the “Like it never even happened.” condition SERVPRO promises, these deteriorated materials and removed sections need rebuilding. Our roster of employees includes crews with training and experience in the construction industry that can make the repairs and replace the missing materials so that we can complete the restoration. We believe this service is key to reducing the stress felt by our customers as they struggle with all the aspects of moving past the water disaster that impelled your initial call to us.

For a full-spectrum water cleanup and build-back of damaged structural components, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is the local restoration industry choice. Contact us at (479) 419-5544 to see how we can take your home from apparent ruin to ready for the final touches that bring it back to preloss condition.

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Putting The Pieces Back Together After Fire Damage To Your Fayetteville Home

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Structure fires can get out of control in a hurry, even with the immediate response times of first responders in the Fayetteville area.

Putting The Pieces Back Together After A Fire

Structure fires can get out of control in a hurry, even with the immediate response times of first responders in the Fayetteville area. Within a brief period, the contents and structural integrity of your home are at considerable risk, and you start to consider how this can ever look like the house it used to be once again. Fortunately, this is not a process that you have to deal with on your own.

From the moment that the fire gets extinguished in your house, your insurance company is already likely working with the policyholder to determine the best course of action in setting things right again. Often, this falls on the shoulders of our trusted SERVPRO team who has worked directly with insurance companies on a regular basis. Ultimately, the objective is full restoration of fire damages to your Fayetteville residence.

With widespread damages, your insurance company is going to require a detailed estimation of the cost of the work and what specifically has to happen to restore the damages your home sustained in the fire. This process gets accomplished with one of our estimators, who makes a list of the equipment needed, the damage sustained, and the irreparable areas that need to get demolished and reconstructed.

As is the case with many wide-spreading house fires, there are areas of the construction that are too badly damaged to repair or restore. In these cases, our SERVPRO professionals work to offer build back construction services to reconstruct the demolished areas and make it all a little more "Like it never even happened."

Other effects get dealt with in various ways, from smoke and soot damages to water restoration from the extinguishing efforts.

Ultimately, our team of professionals is a one-stop choice to completely renovate and restore your home after a severe fire incident. While it might seem overwhelming at first, our SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale restoration technicians can help you to clean up the mess and reconstruct the house to restore all of the fire's effects fully. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (479) 888-2134.

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Hidden Causes of Springdale Mold Damage Rarely Surprise SERVPRO

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Don't hide mold damage with cleaners and aerosol sprays. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the mold infestation and remove the odors.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Origin of Mold Damage in Your Home

Water and mold damage have a symbiotic relationship in your Springdale house. If you have experience with the odd places water can migrate within your home, it might not come as a surprise that mold also surfaces (or hides) in unexpected places. We are familiar with the connection between mold growth and a wide range of water sources and can help with remediation regardless of the source of the moisture.
 
Mold damage in Springdale can grow on any available organic surface as long as moisture fuels the spores constantly in the air or settled on building materials and the contents of your home. Mold does not require light to multiply, so it is common for it to proliferate between walls, in closets, and even behind rarely moved furnishings or window coverings. No matter where we find mold damage the principles for remediating it are the same. We contain it, remove it, and use EPA registered disinfectants to inhibit further mold growth, leaving the area ready for final restoration by your contractor.
 
Homeowners who attempt to treat a minor visible mold stain with over the counter remedies or try ignore the musty smell by covering it up with air fresheners often receive a shock when an expert reveals the extent of mold growth. Damaged or incorrectly attached gutters and downspouts can direct water under siding where it soaks into the structure’s framing and destroys insulation. A residing or remodeling project that opens up a portion of a wall can lead to a pressing need for SERVPRO to provide mold remediation due to this seemingly unrelated maintenance issue.
 
Condensation provides perfect conditions for mold growth and is not limited to steam on a mirror or window. When a cooler surface comes in contact with moist air, water vapor condenses, including when an inadequately insulated cavity between exterior and interior walls allows cold air to build up condensation behind furniture or draperies. Air conditioning systems that drain off planned condensation poorly also can incubate fungal growth and damage.
 
If you have any suspicion of mold damage in your home, contact the expert mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. One call to (479) 888-2403 permits us to meet with you for a thorough inspection and evaluation, leading to a remediation plan if your suspicions prove correct.
 
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Fire Damage Follows Home Improvement Project In Springdale

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Improperly Stored Items May Mean Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup for Springdale Homes--Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Says to Properly Store Combustible Materials to Prevent Fires

Although many people in Springdale might think the warning on the paint can or solvent is overly cautious, the fact is a significant number of fires happen because of improperly discarded oily rags. Over a thousand homes per year experience fire due to spontaneous combustion according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The majority of the combustion scenarios involve oily rags. If your home is one of them, we are ready to help with post-fire restoration.
 
If you fail to properly manage the cleanup of a typical household project like staining a deck or painting a room you can face fire damage to your Springdale home. Oily rags used for wiping and cleaning can pile up as you complete a project. Some oils can oxidize, creating their own heat with no need of an external source, and igniting the material used to absorb them. If the rags are near other volatile substances, a serious blaze can result. We are familiar with the types of residues left on surfaces after oil-based combustion and can assist in removing them and the odor that also remains.
 
The soot left behind from spontaneous combustion can be thick and sticky. The SERVPRO crew dispatched to your home matches the consistency and source of the soot with the proper cleanser among the range of professional cleaners we employ in our restoration projects. The production team leader on your job assesses the consistency and characteristics of the soot and develops a plan that safely and efficiently eradicates it. If chemical extinguishing products subdued the fire, we consider that as we choose products and methods to remediate the fire damage.
 
An oil based fire typically leaves a strong and unpleasant odor. SERVPRO takes a deliberate approach to odor elimination. First, we remove the burned items and clean the affected space with appropriate products. If odor remains, we consider using thermal foggers that recreate the fire conditions as deodorizers combust in a heated chamber and bond with the odiferous particles, modifying them, so they are odor neutral.
 
We also use advancements in this restoration specialty, including hydroxyl generators and other oxygenation equipment. UV light creates radicals that change odor-bearing particles at the atomic level, rendering them free from noxious smells. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA and carbon filters can also relieve the air of unwanted odors. SERVPRO also considers sealing odors into structural components, creating a barrier that prevents the odors trapped within building materials from releasing in vapor form into the air.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the knowledge and the trained crews to manage fire damage recovery of any type or extent. As soon as possible after the blaze extinguished, call 479) 419-5544 to start the remediation process.

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Unexpected Mold Damage In Springdale Apartments

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation for Apartments and Rental Units in the Springdale Area

Springdale Landlords Often Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Springdale landlords are all too familiar with some tenants leaving rentals dirty and full of abandoned property. An earnest effort to clean up a trashed apartment is often all that is needed. Add in a couple of repairs, some fresh paint, and most units are ready for the next residents. Landlords dread finding evidence of mold damage as the discovery complicates readying the apartment between tenants, We can help.
 
Mold damage in your Springdale apartment building traces its origin to many things. A source of moisture and organic materials for food are all that mold spores need to provide the perfect environment for microbial growth. Lax housekeeping and a failure to bring items to your attention on the part of your departing renters exacerbate the circumstances in a rental scenario. Our trained technicians and innovative products and equipment offer a solution to ensure you may not lose rental income.
 
As our SERVPRO crews assess your rental units, we look for the moisture behind the mold. Unless the moisture is managed mold threatens to recur. Spills that go unmopped, minor plumbing leaks that are unnoticed and unreported, and malfunctions of appliances that a tenant is afraid or disinterested to mention promptly can be the fuel for a mold explosion. These water problems must be resolved, or our mold remediation services give you only temporary resolution.
 
SERVPRO mold remediation crew members train to the highest restoration industry standards, mastering Applied Microbial Remediation through IICRC courses. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols to contain and remove active mold colonies. Our crews also use EPA registered antimicrobial products to treat surfaces after removal to inhibit additional growth.
 
During remediation, we protect our employees and your other tenants by creating zones within the apartment building where we remove and bag the mold and contaminated debris. Physical barriers provide one kind of protection, and we also install HEPA filtered exhaust ductwork and use negative air pressure to prevent airborne mold and residues from infiltrating other units or unaffected areas of the damaged apartment. HEPA filter equipped vacuums assist us as we clear away the particles settling on surfaces. The depth of the above efforts is dependent upon the extent of the mold infestation.
 
Remediate your rental units when mold damage is evident by engaging the services of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. One call to (479) 419-5544 brings an experienced and compassionate team of skilled mold abatement technicians to your apartment complex ready to evaluate the scene and get to work.

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Cooking Increases The Fire Damage Risk Indoors And Out In Springdale

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

A fire that starts in an indoor or outdoor food preparation area features protein, fat, and grease in the smoke.

Cooking Increases The Fire Damage Risk

Springdale summertime fun includes firing up the grill and serving family and friends favorites like burgers, brats, chicken, and ribs. If your carefree mood means you neglect some BBQ safety tips, errant coal may transform fun to fear. When outdoor grilling puts your home at risk of fire damage, we can help.

A flare-up can catch an overhanging eave or a patio umbrella and soon ignite a supporting exterior wall of your Springdale home. Fire damage to a residence is no less devastating because it begins outdoors. Once the blaze takes hold, it can spread quickly into your home. If the winds are strong, the fire can grow fast and threaten a whole house catastrophe. Your first call is 911 and the second is to our 24-hour number to arrange for reliable and speedy fire damage repair.

When the firefighters leave, SERVPRO’s crew arrives. Our production manager takes a quick walkthrough, assessing the tasks needed to return your home to pre-fire condition. We make sure remediation of the effects of the chemicals and water used to knock down the flames are part of the integrated plan. Safety constraints require that the “slip and fall” possibilities posed when slick decks and floors are part of the restoration area need immediate attention. Removing the water and chemicals allows us to move onto the soot and smoke cleanup hurdles.

A fire that starts in an indoor or outdoor food preparation area features protein, fat, and grease in the smoke. The particulates may not combust completely, leaving a sticky thick and black residue inside and out. Protein-based smoke coat surfaces with a thin but tenacious film, almost like a varnish. SERVPRO crew members train extensively to be able to match cleaning products and tools to the type of soot left behind.

We may need a solvent or cleaning agent with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the bond between the soot and the surface. SERVPRO stocks fire damage response service vehicles with a range of cleaners and equipment to make short work of the debris left behind. Sometimes we employ abrasive cloths or sponges to scour away the soot, Materials that burned hotter can leave a loose ashy byproduct that can be removed with dry sponges or our powerful vacuums.

When accidental fire makes a BBQ a tense and scary event, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is here to bring back the joy of summer. Call (479) 419-5544 when the fire is out, and we pledge to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Opt For Professional Water Removal In Fayetteville

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Although difficult to tell, this home has water damage under the flooring from a drain line overflowing. With the proper tools, our technicians were a

SERVPRO has equipment avaliable to remove water from your home

When a homeowner in Fayetteville experiences a water disaster, the list of tasks necessary to return the property to preloss condition can be long. Prioritizing projects include deciding to hire professional help for some of the jobs. Water removal requires specialized equipment, the operation of which is best managed by certified and seasoned technicians. Partner with our veteran water extraction crews for fast and efficient results.

When a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, water removal is job one in your Fayetteville dwelling. Vast quantities of water can fill the room where the accident occurred over even a brief period, and migrate to other areas of your house. Ridding your property of the water relies on access to a fleet of powerful high-efficiency water pumps and extractors, rarely owned by or available to the average homeowner. Each of our service vehicles contains submersible pumps and wanded wet vacuums ready for use immediately after our production managers assess your emergency. We can start the removal process even if your power is temporarily unavailable.

Because excess water by its nature moves throughout your home after a plumbing or appliance fail, effective removal compels a thorough inspection for hidden caches of moisture. The SERVPRO water removal crews we dispatch are familiar with precision moisture measurement tools and advanced scanning technologies that locate water wherever it collected. Finding all the moisture stemming from the accident is crucial as water left to soak into structures and personal possessions leads to secondary damage such as mold growth and permanent ruin to the building materials and contents involved.

Although in theory you may feel up to the challenge of removing water on your own, the fact is our trained and experienced crews have the advantage of the speed of many hands and the confidence built on repetition and training. After only 24 to 48 hours, lingering moisture can support a burgeoning microbial outbreak. Materials like drywall crumble and hardwood swell and buckle. SERVPRO involvement provides you with the appropriate scaled response to ensure the water exits your home before irreparable damage occurs.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale prepares our water removal crews for speedy and professional outcomes when responding to your emergency. Call us at (479) 419-5544 to schedule an assessment and institution of a comprehensive water removal plan. We answer 24/7, every day of the year.

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Storms can Bring Water Damage into Your Johnson Area Home through Open Windows or Worse

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water entered this home through a window during a storm. Flooring and drywall were removed to dry the area thoroughly.

Storm damage from an open window

Warm weather can make it tempting to leave windows open so that fresh breezes can pull pleasant scents inside from the great outdoors. Having blooming flowers nearby can perfume your home naturally and help raise oxygen levels in your home, also. Storms that replenish these plants can cause problems for homeowners, though, when windows stay open and rainwater leaks inside.

Other situations can cause Johnson homes to sustain storm damage. These include downed power lines or trees that break holes into the roof, letting rain collect in the upper area of your residence. Patio doors can also provide a way for rain to splash up and onto the floor.

The experts at SERVPRO assists homeowners with extraction and clean-up of all types of water. When damaging water comes from storm activity, we do not need to worry as much about the source's location like we must when an interior leak caused the situation. Instead, we concentrate on drying out the home before damage can become a problem and remove any materials where damage already occurred.

Water damage around and under window sills can affect wooden frames and cause them to swell, making it difficult to open and close. Metal frames can rust and flake off paint. Cleaning these areas can make metal frames functional again, while wooden ones may require the installation of replacements.

These areas can only grow over time unless mitigated and cleaned up. We perform this work according to accepted standards to ensure our customers that their home becomes safe again. Dangerous entryways make themselves known quickly, while similar areas under windows can permit easier access to outside pests. Keeping your home safe for you and unwelcoming to vermin and insects helps protect your family and guests.

The technicians of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale want to help your family live in a safe, dry home, free of the problems rainwater can cause when it enters your home. Tontitown and Harmon residents with such dilemmas can get these issues resolved quickly by calling us at (479) 419-5544. Our number is always available, every day of the year, and we perform water extraction and clean-up services for all types of water damage, regardless of the source.

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Why Choose Professional Mold Remediation in Fayetteville?

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Finds the Hidden Mold on Your Property

When homeowners in Fayetteville notice a musty smell or see furry or feathery residues on structural components of their property they may identify it as a mold infestation. Some try to remove and clean up after the mold on their own. Other opt for a professional mold remediation service. Which is the wisest course -- do it yourself or expert mold remediation?
 
Mold damage in a Fayetteville house can pose complications the average homeowner may not anticipate and be more extensive than it appears on the first impression. Because of all the variables possible, including the risk of progressive property damage and health effects on susceptible people living or visiting your home, consulting with our trained mold remediation crew is a proactive step toward preserving your home and comfort.
 
Professionals Find Even Hidden Mold
 
SERVPRO professionals assess your property carefully to determine where the mold thrives, including cavities and recesses between walls, above ceilings, and in basements and attics. Removing a visible mold colony without further investigation and treatment of hidden mold growth invites the fungi to rebound in the area treated quickly and to continue multiplying out of sight.
 
Professionals Assess All Indoor Spaces For Remediation
 
Mold spores easily become airborne and move room to room through doorways and halls. If vents for your HVAC system are near a mold outbreak, the ductwork can carry spores throughout your home. SERVPRO inspects HVAC systems to look for active mold growth and can recommend and deliver cleaning if indicated to improve air quality and limit the spread of microbes.
 
Professionals Receive Advanced Training
 
The SERVPRO crew members answering your call master the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures developed as the mold remediation industry standard before working on your home. Attempting to clean up mold damage without following a protocol that mandates containment, proper removal techniques, and the use of EPA registered antimicrobials can be incomplete or cause the mold to spread to other areas of your home.
 
Professionals Employ State Of The Art Equipment And Products
 
Containing and removing mold from surfaces is often most successful when tools such as air scrubbers and air fogging equipment team with effective cleaning and disinfection products. Professional grade negative air pressure HEPA filtration systems or thermal foggers prove very useful to remediate mold damage employe in the hands of a trained and certified mold abatement technician. SERVPRO invests in the necessary equipment and is continually upgrading both tools and products to offer professional mold remediation to our customers.
 
If mold damage is a concern in your home, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale can help with expert mold remediation services. Call us at (479) 419-5544 when you first suspect mold for a thorough assessment and treatment plan.

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What You can do if Spring Flood Damage is a Challenge in Johnson

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Make sure that you and your family are safe before returning to your home after a storm. Contact SERVPRO to assess the damage and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians can Offer Options for Items That You May Have Assumed Could Not be Restored

A year ago flooding was in the news for Johnson and other areas of northwest Arkansas in late April and early May. If Mother Nature hits our area again with heavy rain, chances are good you may need to act fast if the water starts to mount up. We have some tips for you to implement while you wait for our crews to arrive at your property.
 
Before you enter any area of your Johnson home affected by flood damage, be sure to take safety precautions. The wet floors and other surfaces pose slip and fall risks, and if any electrically powered appliances, lights, mechanical systems, or other items are present be sure the power is turned off in the flooded space. We do not recommend you wade through water several inches deep or use your own vacuum; our pumps and extractions equipment are specially designed to handle deep water.
 
If the flooded area is carpeted, slip foil or wooden blocks under furniture legs. This inhibits the transfer of dyes and stains. Scatter or throw rugs should be removed and hung to dry. Consider moving anything that is light and portable to higher ground and dry their surfaces with towels. Turn on dehumidifiers and AC if safe to begin reducing moisture. SERVPRO crews can inventory and pack out furnishings and other items too heavy or numerous for you to move out on your own.
 
Pick up clothing, shoes, books, toys, magazines, and the like from the floor. Any boxes of files, documents, pictures, and records needs removal from the damp. Make no decisions right now about which items to toss and to save. SERVPRO can guide you to contractors who work wonders restoring wet items back to their previous function, including paper and fabrics you might have thought were ruined. We have access to advanced drying technologies including freeze drying for books and other paper products and laundry and dry cleaning facilities for clothing, linens, and decor.
 
At SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, we work with every customer’s particular scenario to recover from flooding and water loss. Call us at (479) 419-5544 for an evaluation of your flood remediation needs.

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High-Efficiency Equipment Helps Remove Water From Springdale Retail Spaces

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in All Types of Springdale Retail Shops

SERVPRO Offers Advice and Equipment to Mitigate Water Damage

When a pipe breaks, an appliance overflows, or roofs and gutter systems cannot handle precipitation, Springdale retailers can be wading in inches or even feet of water. This type of water event is not one regular cleaning services, or on-staff housekeeping can manage. You need the help of a firm specializing in high-volume water removal.
 
The damage moisture can do to your Springdale shop or store is significant; commercial water removal must happen swiftly. Your inventory can be at risk as well as threats to electronics, records, and building structures. Getting the water out fast is the best chance you have to move towards complete recovery from this catastrophe. Our staff trains and we invest in equipment designed to accomplish quick and thorough water removal.
 
When SERVPRO arrives at your business, our crew leads take the time to inspect the premises and listen to your concerns. We understand how devastating this event feels, but we prepared our crew to mitigate precisely this kind of disaster, so you and your staff can be confident in our services. Found on board all our services vehicles are powerful submersible pumps and wanded water extractors. This equipment helps eliminate standing and then residual water from your commercial property swiftly.
 
Our team members work together to secure the area and begin the removal process. SERVPRO employees have the knowledge from Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification classes to determine if the water is clean or contaminated. We contain and remove the water for appropriate disposal according to local codes if any sewage, chemicals, or other significant contaminants are present.
 
Our goal is to remove visible water and take steps necessary to locate and extract water hiding in less accessible spaces. SERVPRO employees use moisture meters and advanced scanning equipment to locate pockets of water caught between walls, under floors, or above ceilings. We have a range of strategies to employ to release the trapped water including drilling holes, loosening or removing drywall sections, and using wand extractors to get into small areas.
 
The crew employs the tenets of applied structural drying to reduce the moisture levels to normal after the majority of the water is removed. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers help with this, and we have all of this equipment at hand during the project. Thermal hygrometers can indicate when standard levels of comfortable humidity have been restored to the workspace.
 
To remove water from a commercial space quickly and thoroughly look no further than the talented folks at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale. Call us at (479) 419-5544 round the clock for an assessment of your business’s water loss.

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Mitigating Commercial Water Damage After Firefighting Efforts In Johnson

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

When the Fire Is Extinguished in Johnson, Call SERVPRO for Water and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Rely on SERVPRO for Dual Cleanup and Restoration after Fires and Water Extinguishing Efforts to Your Work Place

When your commercial property suffers a fire, the many tasks necessary to put you to back in business is overwhelming. One aspect of recovery you can find surprising yet inevitable is the critical need to remediate water damage caused by efforts to extinguish the blaze. Our highly-qualified restoration crews stand ready to address water damage as well as to manage other fire damage issues.
 
Dealing first with water damage to your Johnson business after a fire is necessary first and foremost for safety. Our crews and your employees and customers can injure themselves by slipping and falling or risk shock or even electrocution if the water remains on the premises during restoration. Removal of water and structural drying is crucial to prevent the progressive deterioration, and the secondary harm water incursions threaten. Microbial growth and damage can occur within 24 to 48 hours if moisture remains. We want to remove water and reduce moisture levels in building materials fast to limit the overall damage. Our crew members have the training, expertise, and equipment to accomplish that goal.
 
Our SERVPRO crews use submersible pumps and powerful extractors to evacuate the water from your business. When a fire is knocked down with water-bearing hoses, the mission focuses on halting the flames as soon as possible. Firefighters do not concern themselves with moderating water use to avoid water damage. Consequently, water is applied generously to all surfaces without regard to the harm it may cause. We address visible standing water as well as hidden pooling of water in recesses, beneath floors, between walls, and over ceilings, among other spaces water can collect when extinguishing a fire.
 
During training provided through IICRC sanctioned courses, our SERVPRO technicians master the processes of measuring moisture content and employing advanced scanning technology for hidden caches of water. We use this data to inform our determination of drying targets. We use air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture levels of the damaged commercial structures to normal and acceptable levels. Once the water damage abates, our focus can shift to the next wave of fire damage remediation efforts.
 
We strive after the cleanup and restoration of the fire-damaged materials and items to eliminate any remaining noxious odors. Our goal is to make you, your employees, and you customers feel "Like it never even happened."

Post-fire recovery almost always includes the need to address water damage connected to firefighting activities. SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the technicians, experience, and equipment to manage fire-related water damage. Call (479) 419-5544 as soon as the authorities allow for scheduling an inspection and development of a water remediation plan.

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Local Landmarks Rely on Professional Water Damage Remediation in Tontitown

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Call on the professionals at SERVPRO for expert commercial water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Business after Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Fire Damage to Your Fayetteville Home Forces Reconstruction

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

It can be overwhelming when fire damage affects the structural integrity of your home, but the professionals at SERVPRO can help restore your home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Elkins Home

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can severely damage your home, call SERVPRO to thoroughly remediate the damage.

Let SERVPRO Help You with Unexpected Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ways Mold Damage Gets Started After Severe Weather In Springdale

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Compromised Window Seals in Springdale Can Lead to Mold Damage and the Need for SERVPRO

Springdale Water Intrusion Can Mean Mold Remediation by SERVPRO

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

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

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can be overwhelming, but with the help of SERVPRO your home can return to its pre loss state "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough and Efficient Water Removal Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a broken pipe or an appliance failure that brings water into your home, contact SERVPRO for quick drying out and remediation services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Springdale Residents Discover Quality Mold Remediation Services

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

If you experience water damage, it is important to call SERVPRO to properly remove the water and dry out your home to prevent mold growth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Proven Flood Damage Restoration Services for Springdale Residents

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen quickly. Contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation efforts that happen right after you call.

SERVPRO Technicians Dry Out Your Property with a Thorough Uderstanding as to Humidity and Using the Appropriate Equipment for the Correct Task

Now and again we experience the effects of flood damage which leave behind a loss worth millions of dollars. No matter how well we are prepared to face such disasters, there are always incidents that happen and beat us at our own game. That means handling everything as an emergency is necessary to prevent further damage. To achieve that, we advise Springdale residents to work with IICRC certified restoration service providers when dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

Using the right equipment makes a big difference when restoring your Springdale property after a flood damage disaster. That is the fact that our SERVPRO team understands and in most cases, we analyze each situation differently to determine the most appropriate tools and technology to use when working on your property. Drying as a process requires one to know humidity, temperature, and the various air properties - something that our technicians understand very well.

Timely evaporation of the moisture in your property is vital during the restoration. It all starts by putting in place appropriate measures to reduce the drying time and the use of extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers works towards achieving that. Air movers facilitate airflow and increase the speed of evaporation. As the moisture evaporates from surfaces, it leads to the formation of moist air. That means we have to remove the extra moisture from the air and we do that by using dehumidifiers.

The two main types of dehumidifiers that our SERVPRO technicians use are desiccant dehumidifiers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals to absorb the moisture, while the working of refrigerant dehumidifiers has a lot of similarity to how air conditioners work. Deodorization then follows to neutralize the smells as well as prevent chances of mold growth.

The goal of SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is to restore your contents to their preloss condition irrespective of the site of the disaster. Call us at (479) 419-5544 and learn more about our tested and proved restoration services.

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Commercial Flood Damage Solutions In Springdale

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Protects Inventory and Storage with Rapid Water Removal from Springdale Area Commercial Structures

Fast Water Removal Reduces Economic Impacts After Flooding Events

The Springdale area was traditionally an agricultural area, but in recent years a range of newer business ventures have diversified the jobs in the region. Because of the importance of these local industries to the economy of the region, it is critical that our professional disaster restoration services are available.

A flood damage event at a larger Springdale business impacts not only the company involved but also their customers and employees. No matter what the source of the flood waters, it is inevitable that fast and comprehensive assistance is required. If machinery or appliance malfunction floods the production floor or heavy rains or rising waterways invades the building, the need is similar. Our employees know what to do regardless of the scenario.
 
SERVPRO service vehicles have pumps and extractors on board. If the areas to be treated is large, we make sure enough equipment arrives so the removal of the water is swift. If contamination is an issue, we contain the water in tanks and dispose of it according to local rules. Damaged plant equipment is inspected and repaired, and air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers move in to dry the structure. Throughout the process, moisture is measured and monitored, and the drying goals determined by our production managers are eventually reached.
 
The SERVPRO work crews are aware that every moment the business is down community members are losing money. We do all in our power to work fast and get the majority of the building back to normal so the business can get back to regular production as soon as possible. We listen carefully to the business owner and its management team to see if there is a way to open a portion of the commercial building while we continue to work on the flood-damaged areas.

If the scope of the response needed exceeds our configuration, we have relationships with other SERVPROs that can lend technicians and equipment. For certain, no job is too big or too small for us, and the quality the customer receives is impeccable. Our goal is a fully operational company in as few days or hours as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is poised to help any and all businesses with flooding problems in our community. Call us at (479) 419-5544 to get our teams on the road to start the journey to restoration.

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Mold Damage Remediation Specialists Available for Your Springdale Home

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold colonies can easily form in your home with extra moisture and the right range of temperature.

SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians Have the Expertise to Properly Remediate Mold Damage

No one has a home that is entirely impervious to mold growth. The truth is if you just happen to have some excessive moisture and the right range of temperature, any organic material in your home could spawn mold colonies. Spores of mold naturally exist in the air that we breathe, which means that any time the conditions become met for a colony to form, the spores are there to allow it to start. Finding mold growing in your Springdale home, however, is nothing to be taken lightly.

You might be under the impression that many Springdale homes have mold damage, and you would likely be right. When you battle conditions throughout the year like excessive humidity mixed with warmer temperatures, the spores in the air have the right conditions to seat and grow into colonies. The fungus hyphae can penetrate deep into the surface that it is growing on, making conventional cleaning methods ineffective. Given the health effects that mold has been known to cause, it is not a condition that you should wait a long time to resolve.

Our SERVPRO technicians go through extensive training in mold remediation to meet the high standards set by the IICRC. Our certified specialists have the expertise and tools to successfully remove colonies while simultaneously preventing the spread of spores to new areas which could perpetuate the current problem. To prevent circulation of the spores coming from the existing colony, your circulation system like heating/air conditioning is shut off, and our technicians employ a negative air chamber to trap and neutralize spores.

Scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters are used to clean deeply into the surfaces where mold grows and to completely remove the hyphae. Foggers are also used to disinfect surfaces and nullify odor molecules lingering in the affected area to efficiently remove the musty smell typical to this kind of incident.

If you find mold growing in your Springdale home, IICRC certified specialists are only a phone call away. You can trust our remediation technicians to handle the problem quickly and thoroughly. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale today at (479) 419-5544.

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Call in The Experts After Fire Damages Your Harmon Kitchen

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Substances left behind by a small kitchen fire require the skills and knowledge of SERVPRO professionals to properly clean up.

Even Small Kitchen Fires Require Professional Fire Remediation Specialists

Smart Harmon homeowners assure themselves of quick access to fire extinguishers and quickly manage accidental fires during cooking. Because the crisis seems averted, you may be tempted to take sole responsibility for the post-fire clean up as well. Failing to arrange for professional assessment may be a mistake you want to avoid. We pledge to make our assistance with your fire damage count.

A boiled-dry pot or spattering pan of oil ignites quickly, especially if the cook is distracted in your Harmon kitchen. Fire damage threatens appliances, walls, countertops, and flooring. Fortunately, a handy fire extinguisher knocks down the flames, and you breathe a sigh of relief. Before you treat the aftermath as just a routine cleaning task, invite our fire damage restoration crew to evaluate the situation.

The “soil” left by fire does not always respond well to traditional cleaning strategies. It also contains hazardous substances from the combustion of textiles, wood, insulation, and other structural or appliance materials. Add in the chemical residue from the extinguisher, and the realization grows that this a toxic mix. Cleanup of this type of debris is a job for SERVPRO technicians trained to identify the challenges and manage the potential for harm experienced by the individuals doing the work.

There is also the risk that individuals who are unfamiliar with proven smoke and soot damage cleaning protocols cause more damage when attempting to mitigate the mess. When experienced and certified SERVPRO workers complete the tasks this risk is eliminated. Soot must be assessed for its varied characteristics, and the proper cleaning products and tools chosen to eradicate the various kinds of residues. One fire can deposit light, ashy soot, sticky greasy soot, and soot that hardens into a lacquer-like coating, almost impossible to remove without specialized equipment and professional cleaning products.

The substances generated by fire are highly corrosive and must be eliminated from surfaces as quickly as possible. Permanent discoloration of fabrics and plastics, etching of metals and glass, and deterioration of wood are just some of the ongoing issues caused by fire damage not remediated appropriately. SERVPRO can respond within hours, essential to a successful fire damage recovery as soot and smoke begin to destroy structures and contents within the first day after the fire event.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is ready with the crews, products, and equipment to restore your home after a fire loss. Call us for a consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (479) 419-5544.

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Do Not Wait To Arrange For Water Removal In Tontitown

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

If not removed quickly, water accidents threaten severe damage.

Do Not Wait For Water Removal

Water is a necessity of life, and we use it inside our Tontitown homes for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and our sanitary systems, among other things. Because the pipes, basins, and appliances that use water are everywhere in our dwellings, the chances are good that water spills and leaks frequently. If not removed quickly, water accidents threaten severe damage.

Although a homeowner can mop up a minor spill easily when larger quantities invade areas of your Tontitown house, water removal by professionals becomes necessary. A burst pipe or overflowing washing machine sends gallons of water across floors. Water then follows the paths of least resistance, flowing into the cracks and joints of your structure where it soaks in and hides in recesses. Our well-trained technicians have the skills and the tools to find and remove water fast no matter where it migrates after the event.

The SERVPRO crew assigned to your project locates all water that needs removal, both the obvious areas and the pockets that may lie under flooring and between walls. We use moisture meters and scanners that pinpoint pooled water behind obstructions. Using pumps and extractors, crew members pull water out and then we use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure.

Industry experts warn that as time passes water damage accelerates the deterioration of structural materials and contents. Even a day or two of waiting risks collateral damage such as mold growth. Water that was relatively clean becomes progressively dirtier as days go by, contaminated with microbes and substances that mix with the water, including dirt, cleaning products, and other chemicals on surfaces or in crevices, and a host of other debris. SERVPRO scales up our response to eliminate the water swiftly, minimizing the time contaminants have to taint it.

We monitor the quality of the water as we remove it, and decide to contain and dispose of gray or black water according to local codes if required by law. Using SERVPRO as your water removal partner offers a level of experience and certifications no typical homeowner holds. Be confident in our ability to remove water safely and securely that otherwise would damage your home.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale is fully certified, licensed, and ready to complete your water removal job. Waste no time after the water event to call (479) 419-5544 and look forward to the return of your dry and comfortable home fast.

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Commercial Water Removal in Johnson Hotels and Motels

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians use large pumps to remove standing water from rooms, hallways, and common areas.

SERVPRO Quickly Removes Standing Water in Hotels

Small hotels and motels are important for Johnson. They provide a perfect stopover point for anyone coming off 71, traveling up I-49, or visiting for a Razorbacks game. Since they often operate on a slim margin, getting their doors reopened quickly after a flood is vital.

Commercial water removal in a Johnson hotel or motel usually involves getting standing water out and then lifting moisture from floors and carpets. SERVPRO has decades of experience with both of these tasks and does our best to keep owners satisfied.

Our IICRC-certified technicians start with pumps. We use them to remove water over two inches deep in rooms, hallways, and common areas. Clearing each room is a matter of minutes, and larger rooms like a lobby or a conference room often take no more than half an hour. We can remove water from even a large motel in less than a day.

Once we remove the water, or if it is less than two inches deep, SERVPRO brings in water extraction wands. These devices look like a commercial grade water vacuum but are much more versatile. We can adjust the speed and airflow to ensure we remove water and moisture without damaging carpets or floor surfaces.

Drawing out water at this point takes longer since we have to examine completed areas by touch. An average sized room takes a half to a full hour. We can finish many rooms for occupancy in a single day. If the power has been interrupted, we can bring in a generator to provide uninterrupted electrical support until we complete every water removal task.

In some cases, the flooding leaves the air very humid and uncomfortable for guests. When this happens, our technicians set up a series of air movers and exhaust fans to lower the humidity levels. The air movers generate warm, dry air to replace the cooler, damp air drawn out by the fans.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale understands how important it is for a business to keep its doors open every possible day and hour. If you are dealing with a flooding problem, call our office today at (479) 419-5544 to schedule a work crew. We are here to help.

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Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Springdale

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers emergency restoration services 24/7 to quickly begin the remediation process after a storm.

Let SERVPRO Assess Storm Damage Before Discarding Damaged Items

There is every possibility that as a resident of Springdale you might end up making a mistake after experiencing flood damage. Remember, you are not experienced in restoration matters and making some decisions may be beyond you, and that means encountering unnecessary losses might be the outcome. We are here to guide on how to avoid such mistakes during that crucial moment.

The professional restoration services offered in Springdale are meant to put your business or home back together after experiencing a flood damage incident. When a service provider like SERVPRO is offering the restoration services, expect the following: repair of your structure, thorough cleaning, final inspections, removing all the equipment from the work site as well as putting your contents back in place.

In some cases, you might think your carpet is ruined and decide to discard it. Always avoid making such decisions unless they have been approved by trained experts. What you might consider not useful might be restored by SERVPRO technicians by using specific procedures. For instance, an expert can use an adjuster to verify whether restoration of your wet carpet is possible or not.

With the help of a moisture sensor, trained experts can let you know the amount of moisture in your soft materials. The device has sharp probes which penetrate through pads and carpets and indicate how far the water has reached. Whenever it detects moisture, its light blinks and the sensor beeps.

Using air movement equipment can increase the speed of evaporation. Dehumidification equipment can also speed drying by removing any existing water vapor from the air. If the damage took place in your business premise, your customers and employees are exposed to injury and as a result safety equipment is recommended by trained experts.

Our professional technicians at SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale offer emergency restoration services on a 24-hour basis. Call us at (479) 419-5544 to know your different options.  

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Why You Need Professional Help in Eliminating Odors After Fire Damage in Fayetteville

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fires can leave behind a lingering odor, SERVPRO has a three phase process to rid your home of the smells.

Three Phases to Eliminate Odors Left Behind by Fire Damage

Getting rid of the smoky odor from a fire damaged home can be a tough challenge. The smell of smoke and burnt material can linger on long after the fire damage to your Fayetteville home. Although you can take steps to minimize the odor, it is best to leave this job to the expert professionals.

Fire damage to your Fayetteville home can have you smelling smoke for days after the incidence. Many factors can make it difficult to get rid of the odor entirely and eliminating it is achieved through a multi-phasic strategy.

Heightened Awareness to Smell

Your perception of the scent is heightened if you know that the property was damaged in a fire. If you are aware of the fire damage, you tend to perceive the odors more intensely. It can pose a big problem in eliminating them entirely.

Furthermore, high temperature and humidity can also increase your perception of smell. So, eliminating the odors requires implementation of multiple techniques to counter this effect. That is why, here at SERVPRO, we employ various state-of-the-art techniques to remove the odors.

Multi-Phase Odor cCntrol 

SERVPRO experts use a multiple phase odor eliminating strategy to get rid of the smells as entirely as possible.

Phase 1: The first stage is to contain the odor at the source. A chemical counteractant is sprayed on the charred surfaces to prevent the vaporization of the odor molecules. It creates a barrier between the air and the source of the odor and prevents the odor molecules from vaporizing. SERVPRO uses professional grade odor counteractant in this process.

Phase 2: The second step deals with combating the odor molecules that are already in the air. Strong deodorant vapors are sprayed to neutralize the odor-causing particles in the air.

Phase 3: In this stage, a thermal fogger is utilized to spray solvent-based deodorizers. As the thermal fogger uses heat to dissipate the deodorant, it can reach everywhere the smoke may have entered and combat the odors at the source.

These three phases ensure that the odor is entirely and efficiently eliminated.

Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale at (479) 419 5544 to schedule an inspection today. Our experts are eager to help you devise a strategy to eliminate the odor from your fire-damaged home as efficiently as possible. 

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Water Damage Detection and Mitigation Equipment for Fayetteville Properties

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Squeegees for Tile and Wet Vacs for Carpets Are in the SERVPRO Inventory for Water Removal in Fayetteville

SERVPRO's Inventory of Products, Gear, and Skilled Technicians Handles and Mitigates Damages

Water damage to Fayetteville homes is often not a matter of if, but when. That is because every home is naturally vulnerable to this risk. The likelihood of a burst pipe, faulty faucet, neglect, or flooding is ever present. Appropriate tools and equipment are necessary to detect, remove the water, and mitigate damages.

The skilled and IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the capability of restoring water damaged Fayetteville homes, always striving to salvage the components of the structure. The first line of defense is the detection of the water. We have moisture meters and sensors and infrared camera systems to detect even small amounts of hidden moisture within wall cavities and other isolated areas.
 
We use our deodorizing equipment and cleaning products to restore a pleasant smell to a previously foul-odor area. Stagnant water can be a significant source of odors. We can use thermal foggers, air scrubbers, and other devices for deodorizing.
 
SERVPRO's extraction equipment is deployed to suction water and moisture from building elements, furnishings, and belongings. Some of our inventory includes wet-vacs, submersible pumps, and truck-mounted extractors. Various wands and attachments enhance the efficacy of the water removal.
 
Carpets are by far some of the more vulnerable items at risk of water damage. This is due to their highly absorbent nature, laminated layers susceptible to separating, and weakening of the fibers. Typically, in non-flooding events carpets can be salvaged, but it may be more economically feasible to toss the padding. The use of lifting the edges and "floating" the carpets with forced, injected air from air movers expedites the drying process and can help to restore the water damaged flooring material, and not replace it.
 
Count on us, SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to efficiently detect and mitigate water intrusions in your home or business. Reach us by phone at (479) 419-5544. We are available 24/7 to assist with any fire, mold, or water-related issue.

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Mold Damage in Johnson HVAC Systems is Serious Business

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Johnson Mold Infestations in Ductwork Call on SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Inspects and Remediates Mold Infestations in Johnson Properties

Finding signs of mold in your HVAC system can be jarring for some homeowners, and their reaction is understandable. Mold in ventilation systems could indeed pose serious health concerns and may indicate a much more significant problem around the home. However, you should not panic. SERVPRO has dealt with similar mold damage cases in Johnson and other local communities for years, and our technicians have helped to remove mold growth from dozens of HVAC systems in their time.
 
The first order of business when we respond to mold damage calls in Johnson is to identify location, size, and spread of the mold colony or colonies in question. Our inspectors use advanced detection equipment including thermal and moisture detectors to learn causes, locations, types, and maturity levels of mold patches in different areas. With this information, we can construct a model and estimates of how and why mold has spread in your home, and identify if mold is likely to be elsewhere in the home as well. Soon after, we use our expert treatments to make short work of the offending fungus.
 
But what does mold damage in the HVAC system mean for you? To start, it usually indicates a relatively severe mold problem. Small mold colonies with minimal impact do not often take root in ventilation systems, and usually, only mature colonies with fast-spreading spores can develop. Alternatively, if the colony originated in the vents, it may have quickly spread across the home as air currents take spores around the building.

Some types of mold may cause health effects, and if these species of mold are in ventilation systems, they make the entire house a biohazard and warrant a large-scale quarantine to prevent the spreading of mycotoxins. This, however, is rare, and should only result if the species mold is particularly dangerous. Through our treatments, we take care to thoroughly remove both visible growth and microscopic spores in the air, returning your home to its normal conditions before we pack up and leave. Every property contains mold, remediation when necessary, keeps it in check.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has provided local homeowners with fast and thorough mold remediation and removal services for years. No matter how big or how serious the mold problem is, we can help. Call us at (479) 419-5544.

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Sports Venue Suffers Flood Damage In Springdale

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

We have the experience needed to remove water and dry out batting cages, locker rooms, and snack bars restoring the entire sports campus to new.

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Seasonal storms pack a powerful punch, causing significant flood damage in Northwest Arkansas. Some businesses are at particular risk of serious harm to structure and fixtures, including those featuring expanses of hardwood flooring that are both handsome and chosen for a commercial purpose. Restoration of the hardwood after flooding is crucial for the business to continue.

Basketball and volleyball players and teams demand the smoothness and spring only a maple or other hardwood floor offers. When heavy rains and winds cause flood damage to your Springdale sports center, you are in danger of permanent closure if speedy remediation and restoration, especially of the flooring, does not occur. We have the experience and training needed to remove water and dry out multiple gyms, batting cages, locker rooms, snack bars, and meeting areas, returning the entire sports campus to its preloss condition.

Many inches of water flowed and collected on the courts and practice areas of the sports complex as saturated soil, and wind-ravaged roofs exacerbated the flooding. Fast action is required, and SERVPRO crews arrive with high-efficiency submersible pumps and water extractors, vehicle-mounted to begin the flood abatement whether or not the power failed during the storm.

Once the majority of the water is removed, our workers position powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture content of all structural elements and fixtures. SERVPRO technicians receive advanced training in drying hardwood floors using a range of techniques. Drying mats pull water from the polished playing layer and through to the subfloor, as wet materials underlying the court or gym floor continuously sent moisture wicking into the hardwood.

Throughout the process our team members measure moisture levels in all affected areas and materials, first to establish drying goals, and second to demonstrate that adequate drying is achieved. Loosening and raising some areas of the hardwood planks allows air to circulate, accelerating the drying. We also may drill holes in strategic places to allow water vapor to escape, and consider removing some of the protective finish for the same reason. SERVPRO workers persist until the right combinations of methods result in a return to normal moisture levels, usually below 12 percent for wood floors, so that any sanding and refinishing completes the job.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale has the balance of skilled workers and modern equipment to deliver a successful flood damage abatement in a large recreational facility. Call (479) 419-5544 as soon as possible to get the restoration rolling.

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Water Removal Services for Your Fayetteville Home After a Sink Overflow

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Removal After Accidents in Your Fayetteville Home Gets Fast Results with SERVPRO

Water Damage from Many Sources Affect Your Property in Fayetteville

Clogged drains cause overflowing fixtures or appliances and water damage, and usually do so with no notice. You suddenly have a massive amount of water where it does not belong. Expert, fast action is needed and is essential to protect your Fayetteville property to minimize the harm.
 
Since plumbing accidents can happen without warning, SERVPRO has experienced crews ready to respond to your water removal emergency any time of the day, any day of the week. We act quickly to ensure the safety of you and our workers and determine the cause of the overflow problem in your Fayetteville home. If it has not already been done, we shut down the water supply.
 
Upon arrival, we pre-inspect the damaged areas carefully and look for any dangerous situations such as electrical hazards or soft subflooring. The standing water is then pumped out with industrial, truck-mounted pumps for large volumes of water. If the sink is located on an upper floor, we check the walls and floors underneath it for any water seepage and remove that as necessary.
 
SERVPRO technicians also use a moisture meter to figure out the extent of the water penetration in flooring, ceilings, and walls. We move and block any furniture when necessary and extract water from hard surface flooring and carpeting. Carpets are detached, and we then extract the water from the padding and floor. The pad is removed from your structure and in most cases, it is discarded.
 
Once everything affected is checked for additional damages such as delamination in carpets, or visible mold, we treat with an appropriate deodorizer and antimicrobial. We position air movers for drying, so they deliver a rapid airflow to the wet surfaces. We base the number of air movers on the recommendations from IICRC. The driers are often checked, and the positions of them are shifted as needed to make sure your home is dried in the shortest amount of time possible.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is an experienced and trusted water damage remediation company. When you have a sink overflow for any reason, contact us right at (479) 419-5544 for the areas of Harmon, Johnson, or Fayetteville.

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Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For All Fayetteville Residents

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Calling a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO fast after a fire can help reduce secondary damages from occurring. Contact us today.

Our IICRC-Certified Technicians Respond Quickly to Remediate Fire Damage On Your Property

After the fire is out and everyone is gone, the clock starts ticking away. Every minute that it takes you to decide which direction to take next, allows smoke and soot residues to permeate further into various surfaces found in your Fayetteville home.

Immediately after a Fayetteville fire damage incident occurs in your home, smoke and soot residues begin to settle. Soon after, residues cause discoloration that turns to staining if not treated quickly. Within hours, wood furniture may require refinishing, metals start to rust and corrode while clothing and other contents become permanently stained.

The longer you wait, the harder your restoration becomes. Prolonged exposure to smoke and soot residues damage every surface in your home, embedding chemicals into the very fibers of various materials, continually deteriorating items as time progresses. SERVPRO can help stop the deterioration fast and get a hold on secondary damages developing in your home.
Smoke damage travels through crawl spaces, into walls, and your ventilation system. SERVPRO technicians inspect your entire home thoroughly, providing cleaning and deodorization services that help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, making damage disappear, “Like it never even happened.” All of this and more is only a phone call away.

When treated by the fire and smoke damage professionals at SERVPRO, damaged structure, contents, and personal belongings can survive the effects of a fire. We are fully IICRC-certified, with access to industrial-grade equipment, and have several years of experience providing restoration services to customers just like you.

Our entire staff takes every possible action to provide you with full-service solutions to fire damage in your home. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays, and make your restoration as stress-free as possible. Our Green Fleet vehicles are ready to deploy at a moments notice, fully stocked with everything necessary to address problems that occur on your property.

Get the most out of the restoration services available to you, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale for access to qualified professionals who urgently respond to your request for help. We service the entire area, call today. (479) 419-5544

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The SERVPRO Water Removal Process in Fayetteville

7/29/2017 (Permalink)

The best time to call SERVPRO is right after flooding damage has occurred. Our quick response can help prevent mold from growing on your property.

There are Many Steps Included in Our Certified Water Damage Remediation Process

Our area is known for sudden storms and flash flooding, but most water damage comes from old pipes that finally rusted out or an old dish washer that decides to cover the first floor of a home rather than wash its final load.

Regardless of the source, water removal from any Fayetteville home needs to be handled by a professional service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in Northwest Arkansas when it comes to helping our neighbors recover from disasters of every type.

Our first action is to remove any standing water. For levels over two inches in depth, we bring in pumps and portable generators if the power is out. If the water is covering the carpets and floors and not much else, we use extraction wands to draw out these smaller amounts. This is not a task for a Water-Vac, a flexible hose, and a roll of duct tape.

Once the water is gone, one of our technicians check the sub-floors and crawlspaces. If significant amounts of water are found, we use the extraction wands to remove those as well. As we finish this, other members of the response team move out furniture and other property that might be damaged as we continue.

The next step is to use the extraction wands to draw out moisture trapped in the carpets and wood floors. If there is a pad underneath the rug, we dispose of it. This is the most efficient way to remove the water trapped inside and the time spent to try and recover the pad costs more than buying a new one.

Finally, we draw the excess water out of the surrounding air and property. To do this, technicians use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers. The first one can remove over 20 gallons of water from the air each day. The air movers force air into building material like drywall which pushes moisture into the air for the dehumidifiers to capture. This process can dry out an average-sized room in several days.

Once all this is completed, we use moisture content meters to check the air and materials. If the levels are too high, we repeat the processes until we reach normal levels. Our last step is to hand you back the keys and a complete report on what we did to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

So, when Dickson Street has reopened once again from the latest closure and you can get take-out from the Hog Haus, contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale to help you clear out your home. Call us at (479) 419-5544 today to get started.

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Spring Flooding Encourages Readiness in Fayetteville

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Sump Pumps Both Prevent and Extract Flood Waters from Fayetteville Properties

Conditions Post Storms Mitigated by SERVPRO

Flash flooding this past spring puts residents of Northeast Arkansas on notice that their homes may be a risk. All it takes is a line of torrential rain, and even homeowners who never experience wet basements or foundations find themselves inches deep in flood water. Managing flooding is a SERVPRO specialty, crews ready to dry and restore your home fast.
 
Several different avenues of ingress cause flood damage to your Fayetteville home during a period of heavy rains. 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 rain over several days saturates the ground around your dwelling, seeping even more moisture inside. You need a dedicated crew of workers who know their way around submersible pumps and water extractors. We deliver.
 
Our team arrives and removes the standing water with pumps, and follows up with our industrial strength extractors. A certified technician is essential when pulling water out of carpeting and off tile or hardwood flooring. The power of the machine has the potential for damage when an inexperienced operator runs it across these surfaces.
 
If cinder blocks form the walls of your basement, it is critical that our SERVPRO workers use moisture meters to determine if water is caught in the recesses of the blocks. With water coming in both from the top of the wall and oozing in from the ground the possibility the hidden water remains after a cursory extraction is high. Painted walls prevent the cinder block from releasing the moisture from interior cells. Using holes drilled through mortar joints at intervals from the bottom joint gives the water a number of egress points. Air movers and dehumidifiers help move the moisture out. We assess the moisture level of an unaffected cinder block wall to ensure our drying goals are appropriate.
 
SERVPRO applied structural drying technicians evaluate the condition of any appliances or heating and cooling systems in the basement. Care must be taken as water conducts electricity and can be deadly until the area and mechanicals dry 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 understands the destructive power of flash flooding and knows how to restore homes in its path. Call our office at (479) 419-5544 to turn the corner toward recovery.

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Early Protection Provides Mold Protection For Johnson Area Homes

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Moisture Contributes to Mold Growth in this Johnson Ceiling and Wall

Take It Easy! Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Taking a strong offensive approach is likely your best bet when dealing with mold. However, you must remain on the lookout for early signs of possible growth, prevent moisture problems, and call a qualified professional for help when you notice watermarks or musty smells developing in your home.
 
Catching growth early, limits mold damage in your Johnson area home. It is entirely possible to clean contaminated areas thoroughly and prevent regrowth if caught early enough. However, it is essential to have the source of moisture repaired, and the affected area dried properly, often requiring professional assistance to get the job done right.
 
At SERVPRO we understand how serious mold growth in your home can be, which is why we make every effort to limit your exposure and get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our technicians take the time to explain positive steps that you can adopt to help avoid future problems and protect your family better.  
 
Since mold grows everywhere, controlling your indoor humidity and moisture levels contributes to a successful remediation process. It helps to have the appropriate ventilation systems in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, improving your chances of maintaining a mold-free environment that you and your family can enjoy.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the services you need to get mold growth in your home under control in a quick and efficient manner. Putting years of experience, training, and advanced water extraction, cleaning, and deodorization equipment to work for you. All while maintaining a safe, clean working environment and preventing the spread of mold throughout your home.
 
SERVPRO checks every area of your home including your attic, basement, and hard to reach crawlspaces that anyone rarely uses. Any section of your home that contains shady, damp areas that may cause mold to flourish. Leaving no stone unturned as we advance through your inspection and remediation process.  
 
Give SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale an opportunity to provide you with the mold damage restoration services you deserve. Make the call to our office for additional information or to schedule your initial inspection today. (479) 419-5544

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The Mother’s Day Gift That Goes Astray in Fayetteville

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storms, Geysers? and Fountains Can Cause Flooding in Fayetteville--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Storms and Fountains Can Cause Flooding

Water features in a garden are popular and create a fresh and calming ambiance. If a fountain or pool overfills, causing water to travel towards your foundation expect harm to your crawl space or lower level. SERVPRO crews help with water removal and moisture control regardless of the source, so the situation resolves without long-term damage.
 
Be careful what you ask for when redesigning an outdoor area near your house. That koi pond or bubbling fountain spells flood damage to your Fayetteville home if a pump malfunctions or the pool liner leaks. Our technicians respond to any flooding situation with the water damage restoration industry’s best practices. We require advanced training and certification classes approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for all of our restoration staff.
 
The flooding can be precipitous, a large inrush of water when the fountain pump keeps pulling in rather than recycling water or the pond overflows. Alternatively, the water seeps in a bit at a time until your basement, crawl space, or slab foundation holds several inches of pool or fountain water. Any way it happens, you must engage professionals to abate the water flow and restore the damage. Pool or fountain water usually classifies as gray water, already contaminated with infectious waste like bird droppings or fish waste. SERVPRO staff receives certification in contaminated water remediation, essential for the protection of your and your family’s health and the integrity of your foundation and building structure.
 
SERVPRO employees extract the gray water from within your home, using truck-mounted pumps and wet vacuums that collect the water for proper disposal. Depending on the construction of your home they then sanitize the walls, crawl space, or slab, making certain to find and remove all hidden pockets of water. If improper or damaged vapor barriers are present, they replace them to the industry standard. Air humidity and structural moisture are measured and monitored, with air movers or dehumidifiers placed to bring these levels down to recommended numbers. The dirty water increases the possibility of secondary microbial damage, so proper drying is mandatory to avoid mold build-up.
 
Restart the fountain or refill the pool only after SERVPRO’s recommendation concerning grading around the foundation and servicing of defective pumps and leaky pools are followed. Then vigilance is the key to preventing future flooding.
 
SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale knows it is hard to predict what damage to expect from outdoor water features and bad weather. We are available year round at (479) 419-5544 to troubleshoot unusual flooding issues.

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Mold Damage in Fayetteville Storage Facilities

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Mold Remediation to a Home in Springdale

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation in Springdale Is Solved by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides the Solutions to Mold Infestations

There is no hype about mold and there's no 'dealing with it' either. Mold growth has the potential to destroy homes and even cause health problems; sometimes severe. It must be aggressively sought out and destroyed.

Mold damage in a Springdale home can cause thousands of dollars in replacement and restoration costs if not quickly discovered. If it has spread past a safe level determined by the state of Arkansas, then all occupants have to leave until that level has been returned to normal. SERVPRO has decades of experience in cleaning and removing mold growth from hundreds of homes and can do the same for you.

Once you've determined (or suspect) that you have a mold problem, the first item our inspectors will look for is excess moisture. Mold can grow in warm or cold temperatures, but without a high enough level of moisture, it's just some dry, microscopic spores waiting to be vacuumed up and properly eliminated.

Our SERVPRO technicians have several options to reduce moisture levels. If standing water is discovered, a pump will be used to remove it. If there is no visible source of water, but testing equipment shows that floors and walls are wetted or damp, then members of our response team will deploy space heaters to raise the temperature. As this happens, dehumidifiers are placed to draw the moisture from the surrounding building material and furniture. If needed, exhaust fans will also be used to blow moist air (and loose mold spores) out of your home.

As the moisture levels are being lowered, the building material in the affected area will be examined. If mold has already found its way into drywall panels, they will need to be removed and replaced. In a few cases, the infected material can be cut away, but since drywall is such a good food source for mold growth, we firmly recommend removing all mold damaged sections. This same recommendation applies to other wall coverings and many types of carpets and ceiling tiles as well.

The goal with this rapid response is to get you back into your home as fast as we safely can. A mold infestation can be a true mess for a home owner or a renter, but our job here at SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale is to make it as painless as possible. If you believe you have an issue with mold or other damage, call us today at (479) 419-5544 so we can help you get the process started.

Fayetteville Commercial Water Removal

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Fayetteville Business High and Dry

Rely on SERVPRO to Extract Water and Mitigate Damages to Your Business

Damage to your business doesn't require hundreds of gallons of water rushing in all at once. Many problems can result from just an inch or two that soaks into carpets, walls and furniture. Even this small amount of water can cost a huge amount loss regarding cleaning and replacing property.

Handling commercial water damage in Fayetteville is more time consuming and difficult than just removing water from a private home. Commercial buildings are much larger and use a wider number of different building materials. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the training, equipment and experience to handle these structures as well.

Take a showroom floor in a furniture store for example. Hundreds of square feet of floor space that needs to be pumped out if there is standing water. This task would take an hour or two in most homes, but it's an all day job in this situation.

When the majority of the water has been removed, technicians need to draw out excess moisture from the surrounding air. In a home, this task can be accomplished with a few exhaust fans. For a large structure, commercial air movers have to be put in place throughout the area to maintain a steady airflow with fans set up to blow the moist air out of the facility. In large commercial loss situations, we can truck in desiccant and refrigerated dehumidifiers. If the air is exceptionally humid, then they will also deploy large dehumidifiers capable of drawing out over 30 gallons of water daily to assist.

As this happens, other technicians examine the carpets and other flooring for remaining water. In a home, a single wet vacuum can draw out the water from most carpets and the pad underneath in an afternoon if they haven't been overly saturated. Large, commercial, water extractors are needed for rooms with extensive square feet. This process can take all day and require several SERVPRO team members working in tandem to complete the job.

The size of most commercial structures means that a rapid response is needed even more than with a private home. This is why SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale maintains a 24-hour response team trained to help you get your doors opened and taking care of your customers as fast as we can. To get everything started, call us at (479) 419-5544.

Water Damage to Your Johnson Property Has Many Causes

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Do Not Let Water Damage to Your Johnson Property Ruin Your New Year

Rain, Ice Dams, Leaky Pipes, and Broken Drains Can Lead to Water Damage

Flooding from overflowing creeks and streams can destroy a home in under a day. Even if the damage isn't immediate and obvious, just a few inches of standing water can cause thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs if it isn't removed quickly and efficiently. Typically, rainwater or a broken water line causes less water damage. With the recent freeze burst water pipes and ice damming are two very relevant and real factors that may cause water damage.

It's not likely that your home is going to flood, but water removal in your Johnson home can be a necessity at some point in time. SERVPRO has the experience and equipment needed to accomplish it quickly and efficiently.

Our response team can start with one or more pumps. The size and number will depend on the amount of water present and the size and type of your home. For example, a duplex will require at least two pumps even of there is only an inch of standing water. A single family home may require a single extractor. But a large capacity pump is not always needed.

After the extraction of pooling water, our SERVPRO technicians will deploy specialized vacuums that extract water from carpet fibers and the cracks between floorboards without damaging them. We have special large surface area pads called suction mats for this purpose. If done quickly enough, these extractors can draw water from the pads underneath carpets to restore them as well. This process also serves to prevent floorboards from warping due to extensive submersion in water.

While extraction from your floors is being accomplished, other team members will place air movers in key areas to help draw water out of the surrounding walls. It may also be necessary to set up heaters and dehumidifiers to extract water from drywall before it is compromised and has to be replaced. Besides the physical damage, extracting the water will also help prevent the expansion and growth of mold. Water soaked drywall is a perfect food source for mold spores.

It may be dry now, even with the freeze. If you want to get ahead of the next rain or ice, call us today for an inspection to see where we can help you prevent or lessen the effects of water damage. When you do have water in your home, call us at, SERVPRO of Fayetteville/Springdale at(479) 419-5544 to mitigate losses "Like it never even happened."

Even A Minor Fire Can Affect The HVAC System In Your Johnson Home

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Smoky Odors in Your Johnson Home Need the Help of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Remediates Odors After a House Fire

During the aftermath of a minor kitchen fire, you managed yourself you may be surprised at how many of the utility and mechanical systems in your dwelling can be affected. Even in areas of the structure that were far from the actual blaze homeowners can report lingering smoke smell and dirty, sooty residue on furnishings, flooring and in the air. The culprit moving the fire debris throughout your home is likely your HVAC system, both heating and cooling ducts equipped with powerful fans that are meant to control the climate inside your home for your and your family’s comfort. If the fire occurred during a time of the when neither heating nor cooling systems were regularly operating, you might not realize that smoky particulates entered through vents and are now being distributed through your home as you turn the heat on. SERVPRO can help control this unfortunate byproduct of an earlier fire with a professional HVAC inspection, evaluation, and cleaning.

During the fire that ignited in your Johnson kitchen you were most concerned about putting out the blaze quickly, perhaps with a well-positioned fire extinguisher, and getting your household back to normal. If you chose to go it on your own secondary damage could be missed. When we respond to your call, our IICRC trained SERVPRO technicians will inspect both the area where the fire started and the rest of the building, paying particular attention to any area where you report smelling smoke or noticing greasy soot and ash. A critical part of our inspection will be to evaluate the forced air heating and cooling ductwork, potential hiding places for the compounds that were sent airborne during your fire. During temperate weather, the system may have been off, but our technicians will look for evidence that air pressure or magnetism or ionization within the ductwork sucked or otherwise attracted smoky particles.

Once we take a close look at the conditions within your heating and cooling systems, our team will plan how to remediate the smell and the gritty, sticky dust that has now invaded your home. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, well prepared to make decisions on whether a thorough cleaning will take care of the issues or if other approaches are needed. Our crews will determine if any components of the system are damaged and need to be replaced because of the fire damage. In cases where a comprehensive cleaning of the ducts is impractical duct sealing may be recommended, possibly paired with a thermal fogging for deodorizing purposes. Any steps taken to restore the proper operation of your HVAC system will include protection of household contents and perhaps a temporary evacuation of you and your family until any chemical treatments are complete and healthy air quality is restored.

Call us at (479) 419-5544 to respond to your concerns of collateral damage after a kitchen fire. SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale stands ready to solve your smoky smell and sooty residue problems.

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