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Roof Holes Can Create Attic Flood Damage to Your Eureka Springs Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Holes Can Create Attic Flood Damage to Your Eureka Springs Home If you roof is damaged during a storm, it is important to call SERVPRO as soon as possible to begin the restoration process to prevent future damage.

If a Storm Catches You Unprepared, Call on SERVPRO to Help Restore Your Home

While you might not always see some of the worst weather that even neighboring states might experience, your Eureka Springs home could be at risk for something coming inland off the Gulf of Mexico to show how unprepared you are for dangerous storm systems. The trouble with harsh weather is that you can never get fully prepared for it because there are so many different ways that storm damages can occur.

The unfortunate drawback of not being prepared for the damage that any single storm can do passing through the area is flood damage to your Eureka Springs home. While this might not always be the result from torrential downpours and high winds, once an area of your home gets exposed to the high volume of rainfall coming down, it does not take long to pool in whatever area of your home has gotten exposed.

While you tend to think of flooding occurring in the basement of your home, our SERVPRO professionals have seen many instances where this was not the case. A common flooding area on account of storm damage is your attic, which poses a unique threat to the rest of your home. If the problem does not get corrected quickly, this pooling water in your attic area can and will affect the ceiling and areas that sit below it.

Once you have recognized that there is damage to the roof of your home, and water can get through unabated, the time has come to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals. We can get to work quickly to seal up the damaged areas to prevent further water damage while our extraction process begins. With high volumes of water, we use a pump truck from our fleet of vehicles along with a wet vac fitted with an extraction wand for more intricate work.

Drying the area is a critical component of our restoration process, and given the nature of the affected area, likely requires several pieces of equipment to accomplish. Air movers are at the heart of this process, but it typically also requires industrial strength dehumidification equipment and specialty tools like drying mats or our injectidry system to clear the moisture out from inside walls.

This explanation might be a small part of the overall restoration process, but it can go to show the high level of experience and dedication that you can expect to receive from SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. Give us a call 24/7 at (479) 787-7377.

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Fire Damage Restoration for Your Bella Vista Residence

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration for Your Bella Vista Residence Homes with inadequate wiring causing fuses to blow and circuit breakers to trip can increase the chances for fire damage.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Cleans Your Home and Its Contents after Fire Damage

Older homes in Bella Vista may have inadequate wiring, which poses a risk for fire. Signs of lousy wiring include fuses blowing or circuit breakers frequently tripping, needing to disconnect one appliance to plug another one in, lights dimming when you use another appliance, or having to use a lot of octopus outlets or extension cords.

Faulty and inadequate wiring can quickly create a fire and fire damage in your Bella Vista home. Going through a fire of any size is scary and disrupts your family’s daily life. To get back to normal, your home is going to need restoration and cleanup. Our technicians at SERVPRO can assist you will all of this in a timely fashion. Plus, we are available anytime you need us.

When cleaning up after fire damage, four elements affect how residues and soils are suspended in cleaning products. These include agitation, temperature, chemical action, and time. All of these elements are used in sufficient cleaning.

Molecules move faster with heat. The faster they move, the faster the speed of the chemical reaction between cleaning solutions and soils. Each product has its correct temperature that SERVPRO staff use. We pretest and follow label directions, plus use the right process steps for each method of cleaning.

During agitation, we move the surface being cleaned, the cleaning solution itself, or both. Agitation is used for dislodging soils. After the bond is broken between the surface and soil, the soils are washed away. There are several methods we can use for agitation including rotating brushings, air pressure, water pressure, wiping, scrubbing, and sand-blasting.

Cleaning solutions help bridge the gap between water and soil, making the process of cleaning easier. The fundamental principle here is like dissolves like materials. A water-based cleaner, for example, is best for dissolving water-based soils. Other chemical actions are used to achieve results such as detergents helping oil-based soils to mix with water-based cleaning solutions. We utilize various chemical actions to break the bond between surfaces and smoke residues.

Time in regards to restoration refers to dwell time. It is the time that is needed for soils to dissolve and the chemical action to work. It varies for different cleaning processes and professional products. Specific time requirements are based on various factors such as the kind of soil, the kind of material, the method of agitation, and the temperature of the cleaning solution.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties works diligently to clean your home in Centerton, Berryville, or Green Forest thoroughly after a fire. We can be reached easily by dialing (479) 787-7377, so get in touch with as soon as the flames have been put out.

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Bentonville's Commercial Water Damage Technicians

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Bentonville's Commercial Water Damage Technicians Doctors' offices need to be clean and sanitary. Should you have a water damage event at your office or other place of business, contact SERVPRO.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage in Offices and Industrial Facilities

If a pipe breaks inside your Bentonville doctor's office, areas inside your building possibly flood. Anytime there is standing water present or unwanted moisture inside your office, the business likely suffers. When getting problems resolved, it is best that it gets done in a way that does not inhibit company operations.
 
A mitigation project does not necessarily have to cause business operations to cease. SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists in Bentonville have experience in restoring problems while keeping the daily functions of your business in mind. Sometimes procedures get changed to prevent loss of revenue to your business.
 
The first step we take as soon as we enter your business is to secure the work area. Any possible hazards that exist as a result of the pipe break get removed. Signs get put up, and furniture gets moved making the area as safe for your employees and patients as possible.
 
Once the area is secure, the extraction process takes place. We vacuum up any standing water in the area first. Then we use specialized vacuum extensions to pull water out of carpet and upholstery. Sometimes, we complete the extraction phase in multiple steps so that foot traffic inside your office does not get impeded.
 
Many times carpet pad gets removed during the extraction process. To do that, our technicians disengage the carpet with a carpet awl and a knee kicker. Next, we cut the carpet at its seams in as few places as possible. After that, we pull the carpet back so that the padding gets exposed.
 
Then, we extract as much of the water out of the carpet pad as possible. If moisture ruined the structural integrity of the pad, then it must get cut back and removed. Sometimes carpet inside your doctor's office gets saturated with water and discarded as well.
 
We then put the carpet and pad in sealed plastic bags and dispose of them properly. We always cut a two-foot square section of the pad or carpet to use as a sample for replacement. Later, water gets extracted from the subfloor.
 
After extraction, the drying process takes place. Sometimes drying gets done differently depending on the damage done to the office. If water ever leaks into your doctor's office, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 for assistance 24/7.

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Unanticipated Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Rogers

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Unanticipated Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Rogers Smoke Residue and Odors Require a Professional Cleanup and Restoration Service for a Rogers Property

Trust SERVPRO After a Fire to Your Rogers Home for Effective Cleanup and Restoration

Even a seemingly minor fire in your Rogers home can affect room after room of fixtures, furnishings, and personal possessions. The damage can appear easy to manage after the shock of the fire is over. Experts instead suggest a professional assessment of all spaces of your house after any size fire. We are ready to step in and help you make the best choices for the specific circumstances of your home emergency.

Safety issues arise after fire damage in your Rogers home that a layperson has no experience gauging. An initial consideration is the water damage that occurred during firefighting efforts. Water must be eradicated to eliminate slip and fall issues and to prevent secondary damage such as mold or progressive deterioration of soaked building materials. Our fire damage crews also are skilled in water removal and drying, even in hidden recesses, and address this issue first as water damage can be even more destructive than the harm from the fire.
 
SERVPRO fire restoration technicians train extensively concerning the types of soot and smoke damage a house fire creates. We quickly identify wet versus dry soot and employ industry best practices to remove each. Loose ash responds to vacuuming and dry sponging; wet soot needs a spray and wipe approach. Grease fires are common and deposit a lacquer-like substance that requires solvents and agitation to remove. Cleaning without this training results in less than adequate results, and often worsens the situation.
 
Our experts also recognize the beauty beneath the soot and tarnish because we have familiarity with how well professional recovery efforts can turn ruined into restored. SERVPRO specialists at our production facility coax heirlooms and treasures back to life, much to the amazement and delight of our customers who might have discarded the articles as unsalvageable. However, art of great value should be put in the hands of a curator for restoration and preservation.We operate from a restoration perspective, saving your memories and money. Your insurance company often recommends our involvement for some reasons, including our restoration skills that reduce the number and expense of claims.
 
We also examine and make informed and educated decisions about the safety of food and other products that survived the fire. Heat can make even canned food unsafe to eat, and soot particles can invade even factory seals on jars and boxed food. SERVPRO crews pack out and review food and personal care items with your at a safe and dry spot, assuring that you do not risk harm from compromised or contaminated products.
 
Resist the thought of do-it-yourself fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready to assist after one call to (479) 787-7377 with the knowledge, equipment, products, and experience to get you through the crisis efficiently and safely.

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Long-Term Effects of Unnoticed Water Damage in Rogers

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Long-Term Effects of Unnoticed Water Damage in Rogers A small leak overtime can lead to extensive damage requiring professional water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO Restores Water Damage and Prevents Future Damage

The nightly news and internet fill with stories and pictures of significant water disasters. Although these events can result in severe consequences to homes in our area, it is far more common for less sensational causes to underlie damage by water. We are ready to assist with the damage water brings to your home and belongings, regardless of the background of the problem.

A home in Rogers risks water damage from many different hidden events. Because our homes are laced with plumbing and equipped with appliances and fixtures that use or manage water, small amounts can escape and begin progressive damage to structural components and belongings. We train our water damage work crews to find the source of the problem as well as to employ effective strategies to restore the compromised building materials and contents.

SERVPRO technicians know small cracks in piping or loose connections allow water to escape between walls or behind cabinets. An unmentioned tub or sink overflow can soak through flooring and drip onto the ceiling below. Loose flashing or an ice dam permits water to invade in small amounts into an attic. All of these scenarios result in water damage that eventually causes walls or floor to buckle, ceilings to bulge, or wooden fixtures to weaken and splinter. Mold and dry rot also can become an issue, and may be the first sign of water damage you can no longer ignore.

Our production team crew members are amazing detectives and find the small leaks that now threaten big problems. SERVPRO arranges for the repairs to limit further damage, and then we turn our attention to drying out the water damaged areas. Depending upon the extent of the harm, we might need to remove sections of walls or ceilings to give us access for drying and restoration. High-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers pull moisture from the saturated building materials. If wooden floor show damages, we employ drying mats or loosen and lift planks to ensure the warm air circulates to all levels, including the subfloor.

A baseline moisture reading of all affected structural components gives our team data to determine drying goals. The SERVPRO crew periodically remeasures moisture content to ensure we accomplish those goals, which may be different depending on the type of material. Once all wet areas dry per the plan, we repair and replace the sections of walls, ceilings, floors, and cabinets to restore your property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is an industry leader in restoring water damaged spaces and contents in your home. Feel confident that when you call (479) 787-7377 our efforts deliver your property back to you “Like it never even happened.”

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What Are the Steps Involved in Professional Remediation after Mold Damage to Your Bella Vista Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Are the Steps Involved in Professional Remediation after Mold Damage to Your Bella Vista Home For Mold Remediation from Spores to Large Colonies in Bella Vista Rely on SERVPRO

SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Ensure Mold Cleanup and Remediation

No one wants to stumble upon mold damage in their home, but the fact is, it happens all the time. Not only can mold take over your home if not properly handled, but it can also cause health effects as well. Understanding the remediation process helps you prepare for things to come after professionals arrive at your home.

Mold damage restoration to your Bella Vista home involves multiple steps. Here are some of the steps that SERVPRO technicians can use during the process. Scoping apparent infestations and assessing procedures
 
Establishing containment
Containing the mold damage is perhaps one of the most critical steps doing the whole process. It is crucial to avoid spreading the airborne spores to non-contaminated areas within the house. Technicians can install plastic sheeting to create containment barriers. If the contamination is severe, negative air pressure is established in the containment area. The technicians also seal HVAC vents and ducting systems.

Removal of the mold contamination
The next step is to eliminate the contamination itself. The non-porous material can be cleaned by SERVPRO AMRT technicians

, but porous material with visible mold growth often needs to be discarded. Porous materials such as fabrics, drywall, carpeting, insulation may need to be removed to eliminate the mold. If the mold damage is present on non-porous material such as glass, metal or plastics, technicians can use vacuums fitted with HEPA filters or wipe the surface with a detergent solution.

Cleaning off the dust and settled spores
Once the mold contamination has been removed, the settled dust and spores can be removed by vacuuming and wiping. The cleaning of the settled spores can be done in multiple steps to eliminate the chances of future contamination due to the airborne spores. SERVPRO crew members work carefully and wear PPE when needed, to minimize exacerbating the affected areas.

Drying the material
Drying the structure and the contents is a vital step to stop mold growth shortly. Fungi love residual moisture, and if it is not removed by drying, there is a high chance of mold proliferation in the future. Our technicians use professional grade dehumidifiers and air movers to eliminate any residual moisture. Moreover, typically finish the mold remediation service with an application of an antimicrobial product.

Call SERVPRO of Benton/ Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 today for a free consultation including the surrounding areas of Bentonville and Rogers.

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When Simple Mistakes Cause Water Damage to Your Bentonville Home

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Simple Mistakes Cause Water Damage to Your Bentonville Home When a small error leaves your home with water damage, contact SERVPRO for excellent remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive With High Tech Tools to Find Hidden Drops of Water in Your Home

You might not stop to think about all of the things in your Bentonville home that could cause water damage. While there might be several potential threats to speak of, one of the most common is merely human error. Sometimes things just slip your mind, and you leave something running too long or find yourself distracted by several things at once, and suddenly a sink or bathtub is overflowing onto the floor.
 
While it is easy to eliminate the source of the water in these instances from making matters worse, the damage already exists. Instead of attempting to clean up these incidents on your own, which could prove ineffective for drying and removing all of the present water as it spreads to walls and under flooring, call our experienced restoration team in to help. Our SERVPRO professionals are well versed to handle any level of water damage to your Bentonville home and can restore this damage quickly.
 
The primary purpose of professional restoration services is preventing a problem from becoming much more severe from inadequate water removal or conventional cleaning methods that fall short of what the situation needs. That is why our dedicated restoration specialists get thoroughly trained in the latest techniques and most effective strategies for water removal and damage restoration, to save your family time and prevent lasting damages to your home.
 
Our initial assessment of the damage coincides with water extraction techniques. Even with higher volumes, our portable pumps and wet-vacuums can quickly pull the water from the floors and allow our team to better assess any structural concerns or areas in need of repair. To sufficiently scope the extent of damage that is difficult to see with the naked eye, our SERVPRO restoration specialists employ the use of thermal imagery and infrared technology to verify our successes with extraction and drying efforts.
 
Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes these mistakes can leave water damage in our home. You can trust the expertise of our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties team. We are available anytime you need us, for any manner of restoration emergency. All you have to do is give us a call at (479) 787-7377.

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Bella Vista Residents Wary Of Flood Damage In Recent Past

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Bella Vista Residents Wary Of Flood Damage In Recent Past Flash flooding or expected seasonal overflows can damage residential properties.

Flood Damage

Bella Vista boasts beautiful views of our many lakes and waterways. When heavy rainfall increases the water contained in the lakes, local homes can lie in harm's way as flooding threatens. Flash flooding or expected seasonal overflows can damage residential properties. We offer fast flood remediation during these stressful situations.

Rising water is a fearful sight in Bella Vista, and the risk of flood damage became a reality for property owners during the last year on several occasions. Planning for this year’s potential crises is wise, and we can help you as you devise a strategy to avoid or minimize the devastation flood waters can bring.

SERVPRO offers a no-obligation evaluation of your home’s flood exposure risk by one of our trained assessors. Check out the value of our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). We walk through your property to become familiar with the layout of your home and the areas where flood waters could do the most damage. You follow up by using our mobile app to complete the companion Emergency Ready Profile. Within that concise and focused document, you alert us to any special circumstances, including contacts for your utility and appliance vendors. If you find yourself out of the area when a flood occurs, you can nominate family members or other trusted individuals to act on your behalf, including contacting and contracting with us for help.

We can make suggestions to limit possible issues can include moving valuables to higher levels in your home, ensuring gutter systems and landscaping facilitate proper drainage of rainwater away from your foundation, and a range of other tips. By providing SERVPRO with your priorities should we respond to a flooding situation at your home, we can get to work immediately following a plan we worked out with your input before the disaster.

If a flood does infiltrate your home, SERVPRO technicians use their skill and our high-efficiency equipment to remove the water fast and start the drying process. Our previous inspection alerts us to areas that might hold trapped moisture and places in the flooded area that contain essential shutoffs to minimize the danger of shock or fuel leaks during our work. Preplanning helps the process run smoothly and gets your home back to preloss condition swiftly.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties looks forward to helping you with any flooding disaster you encounter. Call (479) 787-7377 to explore the possibility of completing an ERP and know we are available 24 hours a day if a flood damages your home.

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Responding To Flood Damage In Rogers

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Responding To Flood Damage In Rogers Storm Damage Mitigation is a Keystone of SERVPRO Services to Help Rogers Area Residents

Rogers and the Surrounding Areas Can Get Flood Water Extraction by Contacting SERVPRO

Heavy rains and cresting rivers cause damage almost annually in the Rogers area. Preventing the flood waters from permanently damaging your home requires a combination of preparation and a relationship with a highly qualified flood restoration company. Our technicians and updated equipment are second to none in the Northwest Arkansas area and are prepared to respond fast to your flooding problems.

If in recent years you have felt fortunate to avoid flood damage in your Rogers home, be aware that each flood season is different and poses the possibility of harm to your dwelling. One way a house that is not on the floodplain still can be threatened by flooding is when several days of rain saturates the ground around your home. If you paid little attention to the grading around your house over the years, you soon might regret that oversight. We often see flooding into the basements of homes where water no longer drains away from the foundation.
 
A common cause is poorly maintained gutters that dam up with debris and dump water directly onto the ground below. The soil erodes, almost creating a mini-moat around the building that then works into the foundation. SERVPRO responds first to the interior flooding.
 
Our vehicles carry truck-mounted water extractors, and submersible pumps to evacuate the water. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to be able to determine if the flood waters contain contaminants. If sewage, chemicals, or other hazards are present, we contain the dirty water and dispose of it following local rules. Moisture meters and infrared scanners seek hidden pockets of water. If recesses full of floodwater are located, we release the water using extraction wands from the top or by drilling holes in mortar joints or sections of drywall.
 
Once they remove standing water, SERVPRO workers position air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the flooded areas. Moisture levels are frequently checked as we head toward drying goals determined by our crew members trained in psychrometrics, or the science of drying. Storage boxes and bins packed out to a dry area are reviewed to decide if the contents are restorable. We may have access to resources that use techniques like freeze drying to save documents, books, and heirlooms.
 
After the flood mitigation, SERVPRO employees then help customers evaluate landscaping problems. To avoid another saturation-based flood, we suggest a correction in the grading and a repair to the failed gutters.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is a full-spectrum flood damage restoration company. Call (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment by an experienced project manager.

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Your Bentonville Company’s Continued Success Depends on Professional Water Removal

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Bentonville Company’s Continued Success Depends on Professional Water Removal Quick & efficacious clean up allows your business to get back to functioning after a water damage event. Contact SERVPRO right away for best results.

Professional Restorers at SERVPRO Respond Quickly to Your Commercial Water Damage Emergency Needs

Some cleanup and restoration tasks are clearly outside of the expertise of even a Bentonville company that takes most setbacks in stride. Recovery from water loss is most successful when provided by restoration professionals who are trained and experienced at this specialized task. Decide to let the experts help you extricate yourself from an unfortunate water incursion situation just as you take responsibility for the business tasks you do best.
 
Even top-notch corporate housekeeping and maintenance staff is ill-equipped to manage commercial water removal in Bentonville. The challenges of a significant water incursion are beyond the capacity of ordinary cleaning equipment no matter how eager your staff is to help. Our trucks carry high-efficiency gas powered pumps and extractors we can operate using onboard generators if the power is interrupted because of the water emergency. The technicians on our team train and recertify in all aspects of proper water removal, and we can tap into a nationwide disaster team of other restoration companies in our network if we need to increase the scale of our assistance to your business.
 
Regardless of how the water invaded your business, SERVPRO has proven strategies to remove it. Roof leaks, burst pipes, or appliance malfunctions all result in substantial quantities of water affecting your business. We use state of the art moisture detection and metering devices to make sure we find and remove any hidden recesses of water. Workers monitor moisture levels constantly to update the information to determine drying targets.
 
Your property’s water removal needs do not end when the visible pools and puddles are gone. SERVPRO technicians then switch to air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to pull the residual water vapor from the structural components and fixtures on your business campus. Floors and floor coverings receive particular attention to remove moisture, including weighted wanding with water extractors, floor drying mats, and strategies like lifting planks or raising areas of carpet to direct warm, dehumidified air to make sure all layers dry evenly.
 
As SERVPRO assesses your water removal needs, we amass the documentation needed to obtain financial coverage for the disaster from your insurance carriers. Our team includes professionals with backgrounds in insurance adjustment to help us provide the information needed to limit a business's out of pocket costs for the water removal and restoration. We also plan mindfully as we order the water removal tasks needed, to ensure you can continue with as many of the projects and daily routines as possible in your headquarters.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has built a comprehensive team to meet our community’s water removal needs. Call us at (479) 787-7377 for an assessment of the problem and creation of a restoration plan.

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