Recent Water Damage Posts

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

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Graphic about calling SERVPRO 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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How to Perform Annual Maintenance on your Water Heater

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Worker performing maintenance on water heater 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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Hardwood Floor Water Cleanup Strategies for Your Johnson Residence

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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."