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

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Preventing Flood Damage in Johnson, AR

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Helps Homeowners Prohibit Water From Entering Their Homes During Storms

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

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage Restoration Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Damp Laundry can Spread Mold Damage in Your Fayetteville Home

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO can Help Stop the Spread of Mold on Your Property

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

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

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Cleanup From Hardwood Floors In Fayetteville Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Call SERVPRO When Water Invades Your Fayetteville Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians assessing a home for damage.

Why SERVPRO Is A Water Damage Restoration Industry Leader In Fayetteville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

Fast Cleanup Of Water Damage In Your Fayetteville Home

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

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

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

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

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

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