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Benefits Of Packing Out Possessions After Lowell Fire Damage

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Benefits Of Packing Out Possessions After Lowell Fire Damage When your Lowell home experiences damage after a fire, the list of tasks needed to restore the structural integrity of your property is long.

Benefits Of Packing Out Possessions After A Fire

When your Lowell home experiences damage after a fire, the list of tasks needed to restore the structural integrity of your property is long. Building materials and fixtures are not the only casualties of the flames, smoke, and soot. The care needed to clean and restore household items and personal belongings varies with the type of article and the intensity of the damage. We have employees with the skills to determine effective restoration techniques for these portable articles.

The stabilization, cleanup, and restoration of your Lowell house after fire damage is a priority. You might believe the harm done to the contents of the home is irreversible and choose to load the seemingly ruined property into a dumpster and start anew as long as the building can be brought back. Failing to investigate the possibility of cleaning and restoring the hundreds of items in your home covered in soot results in considerable disruption to your life and adds hundreds to thousands of dollars in recovery costs. Our crew works with you and your insurance company to determine if a better solution exists.

Our production facility has the space, the equipment, and the specially trained technicians to recover the beauty and function of tarnished, soot-soiled, and otherwise damaged personal property. SERVPRO offers a complete inventory service, creating and preserving a chain of custody of the property we pack up and move out of your fire-damaged house.

Moving furnishings, accessories, documents, electronics, clothing, linens, and a broad range of personal effects out of a fire damaged structure makes it easier for the on-site SERVPRO crews to complete their duties. Locating the inventory elsewhere likewise permits the focus to sharpen for these articles, sorting and matching the damage of personal property to proven recovery techniques.

Household insurance carriers welcome the involvement of an experienced and reputable fire damage restoration firm like SERVPRO during the aftermath of a fire. Our mission is to restore, not to demolish and dispose of items that modern fire damage remediation strategies can recover. Advances in cleaning products, deodorization, and sanitization add up to better options and outcomes for homeowners dealing with the effects of a fire.

Let SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties demonstrate how a pack out of personal property benefits you and your family after a fire. Call (479) 888-4521 for an assessment of the damage to both structural components and personal property and a plan to recover from both aspects of fire damage.

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Commercial Water Damage In Siloam Springs Can Halt Production Lines And Create Unsafe Conditions

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage In Siloam Springs Can Halt Production Lines And Create Unsafe Conditions Siloam Springs factories sustain commercial water damage for many different reasons.

Commercial Water Damage

Factory managers in Siloam Springs need to maintain both safe conditions for workers and supply lines for clients. Keeping things safe in the event of disasters can require outside help. SERVPRO is ready to provide that assistance.

Siloam Springs factories sustain commercial water damage for many different reasons. A roof might leak, water lines can break, floods can invade your factory floors, and much more. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and know how to work alongside your employees to better manage the situation. We can help you set up space to allow for safe storage of materials used during the manufacturing of your products if desired.

Extracting the water also means removing the moisture from your plant's air filtration systems. The presence of moisture in your ventilation ducts can allow microbial infestations to rapidly explode out of control and spread even further. While we also resolve such situations, we prefer to prevent them by restoring complete dryness again.

Other areas that might absorb moisture come under our scrutiny. Checking areas for moisture with our infrared imaging devices easily detects moisture that should not exist. We can dry out such areas by increasing the temperature and placing machinery that produces strong air currents in specific directions.

Removing damaged materials also helps speed up the drying of otherwise undamaged items, preventing them from sustaining unnecessary damage. When we determine any different ways in which we can save our customers money or time, we use this to provide the best results possible.

SERVPRO always works with customers to obtain the desired results that best benefit our customers. Discussing any concerns, you might have can clear up any questions. We are always ready to answer these for you. Our professionals want you to be completely satisfied with our services and our work.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties helps factories and other businesses in Decatur, Bella Vista, and surrounding areas deal with water removal services. Call (479) 763-3220 to reach our 24-hour emergency services line.

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When Flooding Leads To Mold Damage In Your Bella Vista Property

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Flooding Leads To Mold Damage In Your Bella Vista Property Mold damage is a dire situation.

When Flooding Leads To Mold Damage

Arkansas is, unfortunately, no stranger to flooding situations, affecting multiple properties all across the Bella Vista area. As the waters rise and penetrate into homes and commercial structures alike, those directly affected seek out some way of reversing the damage and getting their properties back to the way they used to be.

While many homeowners and business owners believe that overcoming water loss events is little more than bailing out the building and drying up the moisture, there is a lot more to it than that. Failure to properly clean up after a widespread flooding situation throughout the region can leave many Bella Vista homes and businesses battling an equally severe effect: mold damage.

Mold damage is a dire situation, primarily because the kind of fungal growth that occurs indoors has gotten directly linked with potential health effects. Those exposed to the colony itself can find themselves getting sick or having various respiratory concerns. This fact puts a fine point on the need to get this situation resolved quickly and by professionals like our SERVPRO remediation team.

Much like the lesson that you might have learned through the attempt to resolve the flooding damages on your own, professional restoration and remediation offer the right tools and expertise to ensure that the job gets done correctly. The faster that our SERVPRO professionals can get out to start working on mold growth in your home or business, the better able our technicians are to mitigate the damages you could sustain.

More to the point, you can avoid these dire situations of mold growth altogether by choosing professional restoration for all of the water damages you contend with or are currently facing. Our professionals can help you to clean up this mess correctly, limiting the possibility of microbial growth in the first place.

Your home or business requires an experienced and professional hand when it comes to overcoming damages from mold. You can always count on SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to help you overcome this presence in your property and get back to original conditions. Give us a call anytime at (479) 888-7808.

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What To Expect If Containment Is Necessary During Flood Damage Remediation In Bella Vista

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What To Expect If Containment Is Necessary During Flood Damage Remediation In Bella Vista Flood waters do not ask permission before they invade your Bella Vista home.

Flood Damage Remediation

Flood waters do not ask permission before they invade your Bella Vista home. Many factors can increase the risk of accelerated structural deterioration or health concerns depending on the circumstances. Some scenarios require the establishment of containment areas. We help you understand why and how our crews create and use these areas to help remediate a flooding crisis safely and effectively.

Summertime can mean long or short vacations away from your Bella Vista dwelling, and flood damage can welcome you if severe rainstorms occurred during your trip. Even if the water flowing into your lower levels began as relatively clean rainwater seeping inside your foundation because of ground saturation, failure to respond to it over a period of just a few days exposes your structure, possessions, and family to microbial growth. As a multi-spectrum remediation company, we respond to both the flooding and the secondary damage.

Our production crews consult with SERVPRO management when the need for containment of an area appears imminent. Some individuals, possibly including members of your family, are sensitive to mildew and mold growth, although only your health care practitioner can determine this for certain. Containing the areas flooded and showing microbial growth adds a level of protection for your home’s inhabitants and our work crews during the flood mitigation.

When we use containment in a flooded house, SERVPRO employs both physical barriers and technology to keep the hazardous materials in check. Crew members isolate the space where the water must be evacuated and the surfaces cleaned and treated with heavy-duty plastic sheeting, sealed tightly. A negative pressure air scrubbing system also could be part of the plan, using venting and filters to prevent airborne contaminants from escaping into clean spaces.

As needed SERVPRO employees construct one or more areas, they move through from the contaminated area to your living quarters. An equipment area where the pumps and extractors stay until we complete evacuating water is also a place where our crew stores the personal protective equipment they use while on the job. Clean clothing and equipment can be in adjacent area carefully sealed to prevent the transfer of contaminants.

We also may build contents cleaning and loading “rooms” where teams members clean and disinfect items or wrap and bag materials that need to be discarded because of the contamination. SERVPRO employees train extensively to IICRC standards regarding these strategies to ensure safety and well being for all.

Along with the more typical tasks of pumping, drying, and sanitizing, SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is experienced in creating containment zones when long-term standing flood waters exhibit contamination. Call (479) 763-3220 immediately upon discovering the flood damage, so we can begin planning for containment and mitigation fast.

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Hire Bella Vista Water Damage Experts

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hire Bella Vista Water Damage Experts Before Small Leaks Lead to Significant Water Damage to Your Bella Vista Property, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

SERVPRO Advice for Homeowners in the Bella Vista Area Concerning Water Intrusion and Damage

Many home maintenance tasks in Bella Vista can wait for a few days or even weeks with little risk of permanent damage. Any issue in your home that involves water incursion, however, requires an immediate response. Failure to respond promptly threatens your dwelling with progressive deterioration and secondary damage. Our technicians, training, and equipment set us apart from regular cleaning services.

In the past, you may have let minor water damage go in your Bella Vista house with what you believe was no adverse effects. It is essential for a homeowner to understand that water can be very destructive, and if there was a time where you did not attend to a significant spill or appliance overflow you beat the odds of secondary damage.
 
Water damage hides behind walls, under floors, and in the depths of cabinets if it is not dealt with at the time it happens. Hiring SERVPRO to help you manage an appliance overflow or mitigate the damage done over years of small leaks under a sink is a smart idea. For you to determine whether a thorough drying out is all that is needed or if more extensive rehabbing is required, an evaluation by our trained crew helps.
 
Do not be surprised when you find that the water issues you ignored did have effects you simply have not yet discovered. When we attend to a current water event, we may find evidence of previous water problems. SERVPRO takes the time to ensure that the affected surfaces are dry and cleaned, using water extractors and a combination of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to bring moisture down to normal levels.
 
Once we remediate current and preexisting water damage issues, SERVPRO feels confident that any additional contracting work you arrange to have done starts with a new slate. This is essential, as any lingering moisture can lead to continuing deterioration and possibly serious complications like mold growth. Putting water damage abatement off will not offer you anything but a risk of higher costs and more intrusive repairs in the future.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is your go-to for reliable water damage remediation, including water removal and structural drying. Call (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment.

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Flood Damage Pack Out and Specialized Drying in Bella Vista

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Pack Out and Specialized Drying in Bella Vista Storm flooding can happen very quickly and without much of a warning. Call SERVPRO after you and your family are safe for drying out and remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Particular Needs of Your Property After Flooding

Homes surrounding the many lakes, and creeks in Bella Vista enjoy the beauty and calm of a water view. When heavy rains cause overflows near these same waterways, the lower levels of your home can be filled with flooding. Finding a company that can remove the water and restore the structure, fixtures, and contents is the key to recovery. We can help.
 
Flood damage in Bella Vista rarely happens at a convenient time and can be an overwhelming experience. Particularly if you use your lower levels for storage you have concerns not only for your home itself, but also for the many furnishings, mementos, clothing, and documents that also are in the path of the rising water.
 
SERVPRO understands how devastating flooding can feel and our production crews commit to recognizing the unique needs of each of our client’s situations. If you worry that valuable possessions cannot survive the flooding we want to work with you to find a way to put your concerns to rest. Our flood restoration teams are trained and experienced in inventorying, packing, removing, and restoring your possessions at an alternative site.
 
Using great care, we pack and move the articles that are at risk of permanent flood damage. Fabrics and clothing are sorted and either laundered and dried or sent to a dry cleaning establishment that has experience with flood damage. Furnishings are wiped down and upholstered pieces dried following IICRC standards. Our SERVPRO production staff is certified in best industry standards and gives you detailed information about the reasons some items are not good candidates for drying and should be discarded.
 
You may be very pleasantly surprised, however, to note how many of your treasured belongings restore to preloss condition because of SERVPRO’s efforts. Even water-soaked books, pictures, and papers respond well to freeze drying. Institutions more experienced with damaged paper than you are likely to be, The Library of Congress and the National Archives & Records Administration, stand behind vacuum freeze-drying by sublimation.
 
This method uses innovative equipment that removes water from frozen pages by eliminating the liquid state and going directly to water vapor which can be condensed and discarded from the air around the papers, pictures, and books. SERVPRO can make this technology available to our customers, but it works best when the pack out occurs immediately after the flooding event.
 
Flooding in your home is stressful, but SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has many strategies to reduce the stress and return your dwelling and contents to you fresh, dry, and ready for a restart. Call (479) 787-7377 any hours of the day or night for emergency flood damage services.

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Choosing Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Your Lowell Property

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Your Lowell Property Depending on the severity of the incident, a fire in your home could range from a persistent nuisance to a devastating and traumatic event.

Fire Damage Restoration

Depending on the severity of the incident, a fire in your Lowell home or business could range from a persistent nuisance to a devastating and traumatic event. It doesn't where you land on this spectrum, finding the right restoration company to help you bring your home back to preloss conditions efficiently is a critical task. With the understanding that many of the effects of a fire on your property extend beyond the effectiveness of conventional cleaning methods and products, trusting professional restoration for these efforts is time and cost effective.

Fire damage in your Lowell residence or commercial building can appear in several different ways. Each of them poses their own nuisance or threat to comfortable living, but fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals are here to help. Our fire restoration specialists get trained to the high standards expected from the IICRC and our company, making our technicians an excellent choice to help restore your home or office back to preloss conditions.

Our primary goal is to respond as quickly as possible to every call that we receive. From the moment that our fire restoration technicians arrive at your property, we begin a thorough assessment of the damages you are facing, and what specific equipment and personnel are necessary to restore this present damage.

This assessment involves cataloging the current damages and determining what must occur to bring your home back to original conditions. This same process details contents of your home that might require more concentrated cleaning or restoration, and any items that were found to be unsalvageable. The inspection plays an integral part in the estimation of labor costs, which gets shared directly with the insurance claim adjuster.

Overcoming fire damages in your home or business might feel overwhelming at first, but the right professional assistance can make the process easier to bear. You can count on our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties fire damage restoration specialists to help you to understand the work that needs to be done and to do it to the highest of quality standards. Give SERVPRO a call at (479) 787-7377.

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Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage To Your Electronics Shop In Rogers

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage To Your Electronics Shop In Rogers When a retail electronics shop in sustains commercial fire damage, SERVPRO technicians restore your building's interior to a smoke-free environment.

Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage

Maintaining contact between generations in families now takes place with the help of computers, cell phones, and tablets connected to the internet, increasing the demographics to include everyone in Rogers of any age. Providing services to the community that not only fulfills their communication needs but also satisfies the entertainment demands in many ways keeps electronics shop in business.

When a retail electronics shop in Rogers sustains commercial fire damage, SERVPRO technicians restore your building's interior to a clean, smoke-free environment again. While we perform the necessary mitigation work, our partners in electronics repair help ensure that any inventory damaged by soot or moisture from firefighters' water hoses stays minimized. This might require boxing up prepackaged items for cleaning at their site. We can help facilitate packing these items up with our partner to speed up the entire mitigation process.

Mitigating the damage from the fire and smoke produced includes cleaning all surfaces - walls, ceilings, shelving and other display units, windows, and lighting fixtures. Some bulbs do not do well with cleaning and might require replacements to function correctly. Others may suffer breakage during the fire, also. We remove any broken bulbs with the other debris from charred or melted materials.

Some smoke damage from a fire hides inside the air ducts and vents. We help ensure these areas once again become clean and unable to stir up smoke particles when you turn on the air systems. Returned inventory and future shipments can sustain damage from any particles blown in on them if any soot or smoke particles remain in your air systems' ducts or vents.

Odors from fire damage can persist when carpeting contains soot. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) assists our other IICRC-certified employees in restoring your carpets to preloss condition. This might include odor control treatments where we inject deodorizing agents directly into the carpeting and padding when standard cleaning does not remove enough of the odor-causing particles. Because these particles can remain very hot after they fall into the carpeting, they quickly bond to the carpet fibers.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties helps businesses of all sizes recover faster from fire damage and other catastrophes that can force businesses to close permanently. We can be reached at (479) 787-7377 to assist you in both a quick recovery post-event or by helping you make a READY Plan Profile that can assist you in the event of any disaster. Serving all sizes and types of businesses in the Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, and Berryville areas, we are here to keep your business thriving and contributing to our area's community.

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Removing Mold Colonies Growing In Your Rogers Home

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Colonies Growing In Your Rogers Home Moisture Encourages Dormant Mold Spores in Rogers Properties to Proliferate and Cause Damage. Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses Industry Standards and Techniques for Mold Remediation

Mold is more common in homes than you might believe. With the ease that spores in the environment can seat into organic materials in your home and colonize, just some persistent moisture and warmth are the only missing components from this occurrence happening in your home. While you might work hard to prevent these circumstances, there are areas of your home that you do not check as diligently, which can lead to some undiscovered fungal growth that spreads throughout the area.

Mold damage can have several effects on the structural integrity of your Rogers home, as well as for the occupants inside of it. Fungal and microbial colonies in a house can lead to exposure for you and your family, which has gotten linked with potential health effects. The best solution for you is to remove these present colonies and restore the damage that they have caused.

Unfortunately, this is almost never something that you can do on your own. Colonies tend to root deeply the materials that they seat into, so conventional cleaning methods have little chance of affecting the entire hyphae. Instead, these measures only scratch the surface of the problem, which can lead you to believe that you have resolved the issue. What you need are SERVPRO remediation specialists. Tip: don't use bleach to kill mold. The moisture may just encourage further expansion.

Our team of SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians AMRT can respond quickly to your call and get to work on removing the colonies. These methods range based on the kind of material the colonies seat into and the severity of the damage. Typically, an antimicrobial solution gets sprayed on the colonies and affected materials, and this process gets followed up with soda blasting or sanding if physical removal of fungal organisms is still needed.

Mold damage in your home might not be something that you get accustomed to seeing, or that you know what to do with when it gets discovered. Fortunately, our remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties can help you restore the damage and prevent future occurrences. Give us a call today at (479) 787-7377.

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Water Removal Experts In Rogers Discuss Moisture Effects On Furniture

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Experts In Rogers Discuss Moisture Effects On Furniture Wet Furnishings from Water Intrusion? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup in the Rogers Area

Rogers Homeowners Often Turn to SERVPRO After Water Has Damaged Their Property, Including Furniture

Whenever excessive moisture accesses a home in Rogers, much damage to both building materials and contents can occur. Materials can lose their structural integrity if saturated with water. Items such as furnishings can also suffer moisture damage.
 
Several problems can occur when moisture effects upholstery. Wet furniture during a water removal project in Rogers can be treated with a variety of methods. Specialized extraction wands are used to extract water out of delicate fabrics gently. Specific techniques can also be used to dry out furniture.
 
When furniture gets wet, swelling can occur. Most pieces of furniture are frame-supported with wood that can swell when exposed to excess water or moisture. During swelling, framing joints can weaken ruining the stability of the furniture. Glues that hold frame pieces together can also degrade causing the frame to break, causing possible injury to the occupants of the home.
 
If water drips onto certain types of finishes, water spots can occur. Many fabrics that are "dry-cleaned only" are susceptible to stains and water spots. When this takes place, we can wet the entire fabric to prevent the spotting and then slowly remove the moisture.
 
Any time furniture is affected by moisture; color bleeding can follow. Dust covers on top of furniture can bleed colors onto the upholstery or floors. The metal backing on buttons can rust causing stains on the material. Wooden legs attached to furniture can stain carpet floors. When water damage takes place in the vicinity of furniture, our SERVPRO technicians take steps such as furniture blocking to prevent stains that are almost impossible to remove. We can use thick paper, wood, or foam blocks to maintain the elevation above the wet surface.
 
Since most furniture is made up of organic materials such as wood, fungal growth can take place. To prevent mildew or mold growth, controlled, rapid drying the affected pieces of furniture has a positive result. Rapid drying is possible when air movers and dehumidifiers are set up in the affected area.
 
The drying equipment speeds up the natural evaporation process. SERVPRO team members can also "tent" specific pieces of furniture with plastic sheeting to expedite the moisture extraction. We monitor both the structure and the belongings exposed to water and water vapor with meters and sensors to eventually achieve the desired moisture content level.

For professional assistance with wet furnishings, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 24/7.

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