Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Home 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.

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Types of Storm Damage

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Tree through a customer's roof after a Tornado 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Flash Flooding and Its Damage a Reality in Springdale

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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