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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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Bella Vista Sports And Leisure Venues Rely On Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Bella Vista Sports And Leisure Venues Rely On Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation Bella Vista Businesses Rely on SERVPRO When Water Leaks Cause Damage

When Your Business in Bella Vista Is Exposed to a Damaging Water Event, Call SERVPRO for Emergency Removal and Cleanup

As befits a community that caters to the interests and comforts of its residents, Bella Vista features fitness centers, parks and pavilions, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and many dining options, among other amenities. If water damages any of these venues, getting them back into operation is aligned with our mission.
 
Whether a fitness center's locker room experiences burst pipes or a clubhouse suffers a leaky roof, our team of water damage specialists is at your Bella Vista site fast, ready to remove the moisture and dry out the structure. With any water saturation scenario, speed is crucial to avoid progressive deterioration and limit the secondary damage. Our high-efficiency equipment and trained technicians mobilize quickly, halting the harm and ensuring the space can soon be back to normal.
 
SERVPRO team members assess the scene and develop a plan. The water source is identified and shut off or boarded and tarped, if possible. An outside contractor may be needed for extensive closures. Pumps and extractors are on every service vehicle, ready to begin the process of removing standing water. Detection tools such as moisture meters and scanning equipment establish the extent of the saturation and identify hidden recesses of water. Certified technicians operate the equipment safely and efficiently, getting the water out of all spaces affected.
 
As the water leaves the damaged areas, our team determines drying goals based on the moisture content in the structure and our training and experience in reducing moisture to preloss levels. A balance of air movement, heat, and dehumidification is reached, our industrial-strength equipment placed for optimum results. The SERVPRO crews do their best to complete this phase with as little disturbance to non-affected areas of your business as possible. We strive to avoid a complete shutdown of a commercial endeavor because we understand how devastating that can be to your enterprise and to the community’s residents who depend on your goods and services.
 
Our goal is to remediate the water damage fast, permitting your contractor to begin any repairs or rehabbing without delay. SERVPRO works with your insurance carrier throughout the process, providing the facts needed for a successful claim.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties works with local businesses to abate water damage from any source. Call (479) 787-7377 for an inspection and remediation plan.

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Mold Damage Remediation Services Available To Help Businesses In Bella Vista

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Services Available To Help Businesses In Bella Vista SERVPRO Keeps Office Up and Running with Mold Remediation for the Bella Vista Area

Bella Vista Workplaces Benefit from SERVPRO's Mold Cleanup and Restoration Services

A retirement destination that is now also a desirable residential location for workers employed in nearby communities, Bella Vista businesses provide a comfortable ambiance for residents. Churches, stores, schools, lodgings, restaurants, health care centers, and entertainment venues offer pleasant and necessary services to citizens in the area. These businesses rely on our expert assistance if microbial infestations threaten to disrupt commerce.
 
If mold or mildew damage takes hold in your Bella Vista business, you need trustworthy and speedy help. Although no reputable company promises absolute mold elimination, our trained and experienced technicians are adept at effective mold remediation. We support our community and its businesses by offering the skills we developed by mastering Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification as Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists. Our crews remove current mold infestations from your business and work with you to develop strategies to inhibit future mold and mildew growth.
 
SERVPRO mold remediation technicians use state of the art equipment to contain the mold infestation in your business. Employing heavy-duty physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing technology, we create safe zones within your business property where the mold debris cannot spread during our remediation efforts. After containment is complete, we remove the mold colonies and any porous materials contaminated with the fungal growth. Our team uses HEPA equipped vacuums and registered disinfectants to clear away remaining moldy debris, which is bagged for proper disposal.
 
To inhibit future mold damage in your business the SERVPRO crew assigned works with you and your management team to locate the source of moisture feeding mold growth. Mold spores are a constant in almost every environment, including your company. The key to avoiding new mold outbreaks is to eliminate the water and dampness that fuels mold spore development. Our training and experience give us the insight we share with you to minimize your business’s mold exposure ongoing.
 
We take the responsibility to be transparent about the mold remediation process seriously. Our business and residential customers know they can rely on our mold remediation services when necessary and learn how to keep mold from becoming a persistent problem by listening to our advice and recommendations.
 
If you suspect a mold outbreak in your business, contact SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. A call to (479) 787-7377 schedules a mold remediation assessment at your earliest convenience.

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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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Addressing Bad Odors through Remediation of Mold Damage in Bella Vista Homes

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Addressing Bad Odors through Remediation of Mold Damage in Bella Vista Homes Mold often hides behind large pieces of furniture, appliances, and cabinets.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Mold Remediation Services

Microbial activity can affect your Bella Vista home's interior anywhere. However, the bathroom, kitchen, and areas where you have placed water-using appliances tend to develop problems more often than other locations.

Bella Vista homes affected by mold damage often develop a distinctly bad smell. Not all mold strains cause an odor, however, an absence of this odor does not guarantee that only a healthy amount of microbial activity exists within the home. Mold can play a part in causing health effects in people, regardless of the development of an odor.

Many times, homeowners find mold colonies behind larger pieces of furniture, such as a china cabinet, or under appliances and cabinets. The IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO can perform the remediation services needed. We invest in the latest equipment and machinery so we can perform all the necessary work rapidly. We know that having work conducted inside your home can seem very intrusive, so we attempt to finish as quickly as possible.

However, because odors only indicate a mold issue some of the time, SERVPRO technicians use devices that can detect the number of microbes in the air and on surfaces. Merely looking clean and mold-free deceives many people, such as when they use bleach to clean up mold. Part of our equipment includes air scrubbers. When we produce an enclosed area and attach an air scrubber correctly, the setup creates a negative pressure zone, which quickly removes any airborne spores, minimizing any odors.

When combating odors, the use of hydroxyl generators and deodorizing packs can both neutralize odors for extended periods. Hydroxyl ions bond with odor-causing particles in the air, rendering them inert. Safe to use around children and pets, this and the deodorizing techniques used leave a fresh scent in your home.

We can permanently kill odors when we eliminate their source. If mold caused the odors in your home, remediation of mold damage quickly solves the odor problem, also. For professional remediation of mold damage and the odors caused, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 day or night, 365 days a year.

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How Professional Fire Damage Restoration Can Save Your Home in Rogers

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professional Fire Damage Restoration Can Save Your Home in Rogers Post Fire Cleaning to Furnishing in Rogers? Call SERVPRO for Help.

Cleaning Possessions and Interiors Are an Integral Part of Fire Restoration

Fire is an unfortunate event that can wreak havoc on your Rogers property. If the damage is not restored quickly and efficiently, the harm can become permanent costing you a small fortune. However, skilled professionals can help you restore your home and belongings after fire damage and can save you money.

SERVPRO uses some of cutting edge restoration techniques to eliminate the damages caused by fire to your Rogers home. Our IICRC certified technicians use a combination of several cleaning techniques to remove smoke and soot before they have a chance to cause any severe damage. Here are some ways in which our skilled technicians get your fire-damaged home clean.  

Dry cleaning
It is one of the first steps that is very efficient in getting rid of non-greasy soot and smoke residues from walls, ceilings and other items damaged in the fire. A combination of dry cleaning and high-power vacuuming can eliminate light carbon and smoke residues in no time.  

Wet cleaning
As the name suggests, wet-cleaning involves the use of water with or without a detergent to get rid of moderate to the heavy residue. During this process, the item to be cleaned is first thoroughly saturated with the cleaning solution before wiping it off with a sponge.  

Spray and wipe
It is a variation of the wet cleaning technique that is used for surfaces that are sensitive to soaking with a cleaning solution. Rather than saturating the surface with a cleaning solution, the spray and wipe method involves the use of a fine mist of the cleaning solution.  

Foam cleaning
In this technique, a cleaning foam is used to clean fabric and upholstery that may shrink or otherwise get damaged with traditional wet cleaning method. Foam cleaning is the best option to clean mattresses and box springs as well as some curtains and upholstery.  

Immersion cleaning
The fire damaged items immersed in a cleaning liquid in this technique. It is ideal for small items that are not sensitive to liquids. High energy (ultrasonic) sound waves are often used during this process as well. SERVPRO has equipment for this cutting-edge cleaning technique.

We can help you get your home back in order after fire damage in no time. Call SERVPRO of Benton/ Carroll Counties at (479)787-7377 today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.

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Planning For Flooding in Bentonville

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Planning For Flooding in Bentonville Flooding can happen very quickly and be devastating. Contact SERVPRO before the storms to be ready to restore damage if and when it happens.

SERVPRO Technicians Help Prevent Flood Damage Mayhem With an Application

Over the past several seasons, the incidence of flash floods in the Bentonville area continues to rise. Storms within the last year dumped more than 15 inches of water in parts of Northwest Arkansas in just a week -- more than 2 inches a day. Preparing for possible disaster starts with selecting an experienced and reputable restoration company before the catastrophe happens.
 
Knowing that Bentonville flood damage is likely to be a risk in your home is a signal to plan ahead. Rather than merely reacting, consider taking the time to prepare for a flooding fiasco. We employ a comprehensive Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) system that both residential and business customers can access.
 
After an initial contact with SERVPRO, we send an experienced project manager to your home to complete a thorough assessment to form the basis for the ERP. Many years in the flood restoration business gives us a unique perspective when evaluating the possible outcomes of flooding that may overwhelm your particular dwelling the next time one monster storm follows another. Review of the location of your HVAC and other mechanical systems, storage areas, and alternative family living areas helps us advise you as to practical steps you can take to limit your exposure to irreparable flood damage.
 
Since flood water swiftly soaks boxes of stored papers, furnishings, and floor coverings, we recommend that you consider elevating items or moving essential documents and heirlooms permanently to the upper floors of your home. Although our SERVPRO crews train to dry flood-saturated carpeting and upholstery, you may choose to confine wall to wall carpets and padded furnishings to areas of your house where storm runoff is rarely an issue.
 
A proactive walk through your home using our ERP mobile app provides you with the opportunity to inform us about your priorities should a flooding event occur. You designate a chain of command we follow if you are out of the area when a flooding event damages your house. Name a relative or neighbor to contact us and be sure to list the names and contacts of your utility companies and the vendors who installed your appliances.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready to restore damage from flooding in your home, but we also believe in minimizing the damage by preparing. Contact us at (479) 787-7377 for immediate assistance or to meet to create an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile.

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Water Damage Restoration in Your Bella Vista Master Bath

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in Your Bella Vista Master Bath Padding under your soaked carpet can be removed and replaced at a reasonable cost. This way, carpet can be dried. Contact SERVPRO to discuss.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow the Path of Water to Discover and Dry Out Hidden Pockets That can Potentially Cause Mold to Develop

When choosing your retirement home in Bella Vista, a variety of bathroom options were available. Luxuriously tiled and outfitted with state of the art fixtures, you enjoyed the relaxation and serenity of your own spa area. With options, however, comes an opportunity for water to escape and damage your new dwelling. We can help when relaxation turns to aggravation.
 
The large soaking tub in your master suite overflowed when you became distracted, causing considerable water damage to your Bella Vista home. Your bedroom carpeting soaked as the water migrated into the sleeping area and a spreading water stain grows on the walls and ceiling beneath. Since downsizing into this townhome, you sold or gave away most of your cleaning equipment, including your wet/dry vacuum. We have both equipment and trained technicians who can mitigate this water loss.
 
Waiting for the water to dry on its own is not wise as moisture causes structural damage and may lead to secondary issues like mold growth and deterioration of fixtures and home decor. Our SERVPRO operations manager assesses the extent of the damage and develops a plan based on both experience and IICRC training. Removal of the water is task number one, accomplished with our professional grade extractors. The wet carpeting requires careful attention, using a weighted wand to pull all possible moisture out of both the carpet fibers and the padding. Delamination, stretching, or tears are likely if the wanding is done by an inexperienced hand.
 
If we feel the padding is too saturated to reasonably dry in place, our practice is to recommend removal and replacement. Padding is relatively inexpensive, and if it is pulled out the carpeting dries out more quickly as we direct heated air both under and over the woven or hooked surface. Throughout the process, SERVPRO production crew members monitor moisture levels, determine drying goals, and employ industry best practices to reach those goals.
 
The water that moved from the bathroom floor down the walls and between the floor and ceiling needed a breach in the grout or caulking in your tile bath. Our SERVPRO crew finds the vulnerable area or areas in the joints or edges and recommends maintenance or repairs to seal moisture out in the future. Even small leaks over time in a bathroom result in significant water damage. We use moisture meters or scanners to locate hidden pockets of water and release any ponding by drilling holes or removing a ceiling tile. Air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers complete the drying of the areas. We make necessary repairs and touch up with stain or paint to finish the job.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has the skills, training, and equipment to restore water damage to your home. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment and let us get your home back to normal after a water event.

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What To Save First After Water Damage To A Bella Vista Restaurant

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Save First After Water Damage To A Bella Vista Restaurant Bella Vista Businesses Are Prepared for Water or Fire Damage with SERVPRO's ERP Plan

Moving Elements from the Water's Path Can Mitigate Damages

Water damage is the bane of any business owner. Leaks and spills happen so quickly, and the cleanup is often costly and time-consuming. Of course, the most important thing is to get your eatery’s doors open again as soon as possible. No customers equal no profits, which is not good for business. One of the most challenging points about leaking water is knowing what to save first. We at SERVPRO hope this short guide makes it easier to plan.
 
The critical concern after water damage to a Bella Vista business is saving things that are hard or particularly expensive to replace. You should begin with what is near the leak or spill, and also consider how far the water is likely to spread and what is in its projected path.
 
We recommend moving foodstuff out of the way immediately if you can. It goes without saying that fresh and even dried food do not fare well around water and rapidly become unfit for human consumption. Move foodstuffs out of the way before water damage occurs. Depending on the extent of the problem, moving to the next room might be sufficient, or you might need to carry them to a higher point in the building.
 
Paper records are another vital item to save, especially papers which do not have digital counterparts. It is possible to save water-logged books and papers via a process known as freeze-drying, but it is time-consuming. It is better to get the paper out of the way of the water if possible.
 
Although it is not nice to see furniture or carpets get waterlogged, they are not as hard to save as food or paper. Our IICRC-certified teams have the skills and equipment to extract water from rugs, carpeting, and upholstery.
 
SERVPRO recommends using our Emergency Ready Plan app to help you prepare for water damage and other emergencies. ERP is free to download and use, and helps you plan for disasters so that you and your staff know what to do. A pre-made plan means you can react more quickly and salvage more items.
 
For help with water leaks or spills in Rogers, Centerton, Berryville, Lowell and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 today.

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How SERVPRO Can Solve Preexisting Problems Along With Fire Damage in Rogers

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Can Solve Preexisting Problems Along With Fire Damage in Rogers During fire damage remediation, some preexisting damage repair can be handled as well. Call SERVPRO to discuss the situation and the repair plans.

Our Technicians Handle Fire Damage Restoration as Well as Improvements on Your Home

Calling SERVPRO into your home in Rogers in the aftermath of fire damage can be very good for the structure's health. In addition to cleaning up and restoring the effects of the fire, we also provide a number of benefits and boons to your home as a natural or conscious part of our work. A restoration through us allows your home to reach a state of cleanliness, repair, and appearance unknown to it since the day it was built. Here are some ways we can help to spruce things up during our work.
 
Cleaning
 
The perfect excuse to start cleaning up your home may just be fire damage in Rogers. When we come through your home, we usually need to scrub and clean a large part of the area, removing dirt and grime from many sections of the home. If you like, you can also request our professional cleaning services, as well, for an efficient and solid clean-up job done around the building, not just in areas touched by the fire.
 
Repair Work
 
If your home had some amount of damages requiring repair before the fire, this might be the perfect opportunity to fix those preexisting damages. Our technicians are typically able to integrate preexisting issues into their work schedules, and can happily treat them just as they would structural damages from a fire. However, cleaning up the effects of the fire takes top priority in our job, so do not be surprised if we save these repairs until the end of the job.
 
Items Cleaning
 
We clean hundreds to thousands of individual objects in the average fire damage case, and from what SERVPRO technicians can tell, many of these belongings needed a cleaning long before they became coated in ash. If your belongings needed a thorough cleaning or refinishing before and just now got touched by fire damage, we can professionally clean and treat everything as needed.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is a local provider of home damage mitigation and restoration services with a national organization at our backs. Call us at (479) 787-7377.

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The Top Methods And Tool Of Removing Moisture From Your Rogers Home

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Top Methods And Tool Of Removing Moisture From Your Rogers Home Water removal in Rogers is a wholesome undertaking.

Various Moisture Removal Strategies And Tools

Water removal in Rogers is a wholesome undertaking. It does not merely stop at the actual pumping out of the excess water. It also entails the drying of excess moisture that is left behind after a successful removal exercise. This should be a top concern to all households as it helps in mitigating the growth of molds, peeling off paints and weakening of carpets among other adverse side effects.

SERVPRO has been continuously carrying out water removals in Rogers for quite some time now. It hence understands the various techniques and tools that may be employed to actualize this feat at the household level. The company is also all the more very glad to share them out freely with the general public.

First, the company uses dehumidifiers to suck out excess water vapor from the surrounding atmosphere. This helps in reducing the likelihood that molds and fungi may grow. It also diminishes the likelihood that those who occupy the room may develop allergies or respiratory disorders.

Secondly, it carries out regular checks and inspections in the premises of its clients. This way, it is able to detect the likelihood of the occurrence of any water damages. This allows it to come up with the appropriate intervention mechanisms.

To completely rid floors of any traces of moisture, SERVPRO utilizes vacuum pumps for the job. This is because the pumps have been tested and proved to be pretty effective in sucking up such moisture to leave behind clean and dry surfaces.

We use mops and rags to manually rid surfaces of extra water. This is especially so in case there is no access to vacuum pumps, the area in question is small or the surfaces are uneven. Rags and mops also have the added benefit of reaching out to those otherwise hard-to-reach areas easily.

SERVPRO also opens windows as a final intervention mechanism. The reason underlying this is simple. When windows are opened, a gush of wind is often let in. This wind ‘blows’ away excess moisture and accelerates the pace of drying.

To be sure of the best results, you obviously need to involve us, SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. We are based in the Springdale area but serve the entire adjacent communities. Talk to us by calling this line (479) 787-7377. We are eagerly waiting to hear from you!

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4 Myths About Mold Damage In Rogers

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 4 Myths About Mold Damage In Rogers Mold and Fungus in Your Roger's Home is Not Welcome, Smile, Say "Cheese" and Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tip: Mold Remediation in Rogers Is Best Left to the Professionals

Mold damage is one of those topics that everyone seems to discuss online these days. There are many different articles, and even whole blogs, dedicated to the subject of mold – what it is, how it grows, whether it is dangerous and how to get rid of it. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are knowledgeable about mold and fungus remediation, and we know many of our Rogers customers have seen some of the common myths about mold damage. That is why we are setting the record straight.

Homeowners in Rogers are right to be concerned about mold damage – fungal growth looks and smells unpleasant and can even cause structural damage to your home. However, it is useful to be aware of the myths surrounding mold, so you know what is right and what is not. Here are SERVPRO’s top 4 myths about mold.
 
1. All Mold Is Bad
Not all mold is dangerous. Blue cheese contains a type of fungus, and a species of mold is the source of penicillin. However, just because some mold is not harmful, that does not mean it is ok to have black or green fungus growing in your home!
 
2. A Small Amount Of Mold Is Nothing To Worry About
Many people think that if there is only a small amount of visible fungal growth, there is no problem (for example under the sink or around the bathroom baseboards.) However, even a small amount of mold might point to a more significant problem. First, seeing fungus means your home has the right conditions for it to grow especially excess moisture, and those conditions need tackling. Second, if a small colony grows, it can get bigger and spread to other parts of your home. There may already be significant hidden pockets of mold patches.
 
3. You Must Eradicate All Mold From Your Home
There is misinformation out there telling you to rid your home of all mold, right now! However, it is not possible to completely eradicate mold. The spores are omnipresent, and they are tiny enough that they can travel unseen throughout your home. That is why SERVPRO remediation does not focus on complete removal, but on drying out damp areas after extermination and containment, so the correct growing conditions are not present.
 
4. Mold Remediation Is An Easy DIY Job
The top myth our technicians hear is that mold remediation is easy to do yourself. Wiping away mold is not enough to prevent the problem recurring. Professional remediation includes setting up containment, using HEPA vacuums and negative air machines, and wearing protective equipment at all times. Professional remediation is safer and much more efficient than doing it yourself.
 
For help with fungal growth in Bentonville, Green Forest, Bella Vista and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carrol Counties at (479) 787-7377 today.

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Cleaning Methods For Fire Damage In Your Decatur Home

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Methods For Fire Damage In Your Decatur Home Once a fire has ravaged your Decatur home from a frayed charging cord, you need the assistance of professionals to help you clean.

Cleaning Methods For Fire Damage

Fires from frayed phone charger cords are a real danger in Decatur homes. Many people are apt to wrap electrical tape around the cord when it becomes frayed. However, it is recommended just to unplug it and throw it away and purchase a new one. They are reasonable enough to do so, and continuing to use a frayed cord can cause the wires inside to touch and create sparks, igniting anything flammable nearby.

Once a fire has ravaged your Decatur home from a frayed charging cord, you need the assistance of professionals to help you clean up all the fire damage. SERVPRO is ready to assist you at any time, and our staff is trained and certified to know how to restore your home to its original condition in as little time as possible.

Restoring the contents of your home is usually less costly than replacing or refinishing them. SERVPRO professionals use various methods to clean the range of personal items in your home after a fire disaster.

We use dry cleaning for the removal of non-grease-based soils which are light to medium or to clean residues before wet cleaning. Dusters or cloths remove surface dust, and dry sponges and vacuuming can remove light debris and particulate soiling.

Wet cleaning is good for getting rid of more moderate to heavier residues, while spray and wipe wet cleaning involves applying a cleaning product with a spray bottle, then wiping it with a clean white towel.

Foam cleaning involves using the foam of a cleaning agent to clean items. It is primarily used for upholstery fabrics which could shrink or bleed when wet. Abrasive cleaning involves agitation of the surface we are cleaning. There are different ways we can agitate or abrade residues from a surface.

Immersion cleaning is good for materials which can hold up to being saturated with the cleaning product. SERVPRO technicians dip items into a bath of cleanser. The method can include ultrasonic cleaning in a special tank with water and cleaner. High-frequency sound waves into the reservoir make millions of bubbles, compressing and expanding molecules of liquid in the tank. The bubbles implode, creating very high temperatures and microscopic jet streams of fluid agitate and scrub contaminants from contents in the tank.

You can always rely on SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to take care of your home after fire damage. We move fast to help you in the areas of Siloam Springs, Rogers, and Bella Vista after you contact us at (479) 787-7377.

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Rooms vs Common Areas in Water Damaged Hotels in Rogers

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Rooms vs Common Areas in Water Damaged Hotels in Rogers SERVPRO focuses first on common areas, such as the lobby, to keep your hotel functioning as normal as possible in the case of water damage.

Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration for Hotels

Be it the fault of a guest, employee, or no one at all, water damage in a hotel in Rogers is an unfortunate but common sight. Scores of small bathrooms and their appliances can break or overflow, sprinkler systems can malfunction, and storms can cause damage due to guest carelessness or simply through their vigor. Whatever the case, contacting SERVPRO ensures that the issue is resolved quickly, completely, and in compliance with government regulations and insurance.

We most commonly see water damage in Rogers' hotels centered in an individual room. Whether a guest left a window open for a storm, broke a bathroom appliance, or caused some other form of a mess, unique incidents shape our relationship with the majority of local hotels. These cases tend to handle very differently from residential jobs or even water damage to apartments, as hotel rooms have different plumbing standards and layouts and different types of appliances. A profile in the SERVPRO ERP system can help us a great deal, as it may allow us to view floor plans and unique features of each room. With this information, we can conduct cleanup and restoration faster and with fewer inquiries.

Water damage in lobbies and common areas, while less common, are often significantly more costly. Instead of a single room closing temporarily, an entire section of the hotel must often be shut down or have prices marked off. Sprinkler malfunctions and floods can cause some of the worst damage, thoroughly soaking carpets and wreaking havoc on certain electrical and decorative elements of the hotel. Should a hotel take damage in both rooms and common areas, our focus is first on the larger, more well-traveled common spaces to allow basic functionality to return to normal as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is quick to respond to local businesses' calls, bringing quality care and service when it is needed most. Contact us at (479) 787-7377 for our services.

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Actions to Help Prevent Mold Damage in Rogers

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Actions to Help Prevent Mold Damage in Rogers Rogers' Homeowners Battle Moisture and Mold Growth and then Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tips to Keep Mold Spores from Becoming a Problem

Mold is a mystery to most homeowners. While many know how dangerous it is for a home, few know how to protect against or stop its spread effectively. In truth, it is challenging to halt the spread of mold entirely, and no home is invulnerable even with the best safeguards in place. However, there are some things you can do to stop mold damage in Rogers, either on your own or with the help of a professional company like SERVPRO.
 
Mold-Resistant Paint
One of the most direct ways to help prevent mold damage in Rogers is to coat your home in mold-resistant paints and finishes. These special paints come in a variety of colors to complement your home, with the added benefit of providing a barrier between prospective mold spores and your walls. Give us a call to find out how SERVPRO can help to provide and apply a coat of mold-resistant paint to your home.
 
Seal Leaks and Tighten Pipes
While mold can grow without a source of water, this is uncommon. Most mold infestations we encounter are caused by a leak, flood, or spill in the home that allowed water to soak into a material it is not supposed to. Keep on top of leaks and water systems in your home to keep things dry and free of mold. Further, if your home ever takes water damage, be sure to call SERVPRO immediately to ensure no mold growth develops.
 
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
While open windows can add atmosphere to a home, leaving them open for long, unattended periods of time may invite mold into your home. In addition to increasing humidity, the wind can blow in liquid water, debris, and concentrated mold spores, potentially leading to a mold crisis in your home. Keep windows closed when you are out of the room, and this risk effectively disappears. Also, maintain your HVAC system, keep the filters changed and the ductwork clean.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is available 24/7 to respond to your report of mold damage or infestation. Call us at (479) 787-7377.
 

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Stormy Days and Nights Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Rogers Home

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormy Days and Nights Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Rogers Home If your home experiences flood damage of any size after a storm, call SERVPRO to extract the water and restore your home.

Professional and Thorough Flood Damage Restoration Services

Weather comes with many surprises and not all bring pleasant clear blue skies to Rogers. Some can create beautiful days that turn stormy and full of lightning strikes, raining down on our heads. Hail can happen, also, and destroy or damage anything fragile hit by any of the ice hurling toward the ground.

Property owners in Rogers can find their residence with flood damage during one of these storms and in need of professionals who can skillfully remediate the damaged areas. At SERVPRO, we have the tools and equipment required, ensuring that no job is too complicated nor too mundane for us. Even slight flooding needs proper care to prevent further problems from developing.

When basements or crawl spaces flood, pump trucks effortlessly remove the excess water. As we reduce the amount of water in your home, we begin cleaning and sanitizing the surfaces of all loose items. We also take bedding and other textiles outdoors to air out from any encased moisture due to elevated humidity levels.

Once water extraction efforts are complete, we can then begin working on preventing problems involving microbial growth. Mold starts to grow in high-moisture areas in a short time – 48 to 72 hours can show significant spikes in mold populations in an enclosed area. Application of a growth inhibitor can save your property from this secondary kind of damage. This inhibitor is highly effective but also safe, once dry, around children and pets, so there is no reason to worry.

Other microscopic particulates produced when flood damage occurs within a home can cause problematic odors. These odors can linger and become more pronounced during elevated temperatures. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is highly skilled in the latest techniques that eliminate odors instead of masking them. Eliminating these smells prevents them from recurring.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties wants to assist our local families whenever there is a problem with flood damage involving their home. Keeping family homes intact and safe keeps our community vibrant and healthy. Our customers are our neighbors and highly valuable to us as individuals and as a company. We can be reached at any time, day or night, every day of the year. Contact us at (479) 787-7377 for assistance with any catastrophe.

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Preventing Water Damage in Your Bentonville Kitchen

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Water Damage in Your Bentonville Kitchen Keep your kitchen free from water damage by regularly checking for dishwasher leaks, drips under your sink, or moisture behind your refrigerator.

Checking for potential water damage problems in your kitchen

Although you frequently clean and use your kitchen, you could be neglecting the signs of warning indicating impending water damage and moisture. There are sources of moisture you can look for in your Bentonville home which could help you prevent water damage in high-risk areas.

All dishwashers leak if given enough time, creating massive water damage in your Bentonville kitchen. The main filter can be clogged and need prompt replacement. If your sink is overflowing, it is likely due to the dishwasher back-ups, which usually happens when the drain line is clogged. Inspect and clean the line regularly. Other indicators are warped, stained, or soft flooring materials around the dishwasher.

When you have had a dishwasher leak or any other leak in your kitchen, SERVPRO, an experienced water damage remediation company, can assist you with all the cleanup and repairs. We know that time is of the essence to prevent additional damage, and we do not waste any time after you contact us.

Regularly check under your sink as well. Get rid of anything you have stored in the sink cabinet and check for leaks. A drip in the sink trap could be a sign of drainage problems and needs to be repaired right away. A partially blocked drain could cause slow draining pipes around the sink. A faucet which is constantly dripping also needs to be fixed immediately. If sink seals are loose or cracked, replace them.

The area behind your refrigerator is difficult to reach, but a periodic inspection significantly reduces the change for problems which are water-related. Moisture behind the fridge is a big warning sign. Do not ignore any sign of leaks or moisture, and fix them right away or hire an appliance repair technician. If mold is spreading under the refrigerator, our SERVPRO technicians can take care of this before it gets worse. We find the source of moisture and make the necessary repairs.

When you have an ice maker in your fridge, check the hose connection to ensure it is sealed and attached securely to the water supply line. Don’t ignore leaks here, either.

SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties is experienced and trained to handle any water damage in your kitchen, including mold growth. When you are in Bentonville, Bella Vista, or Rogers, you can reach us at any time just by dialing (479) 787-7377.

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Severe Storms Bring Floodwaters to Rogers

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Storms Bring Floodwaters to Rogers Storms can bring a great deal of damage to your home and surroundings. Have SERVPRO on call for such an occasion to help deal with the mess.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Dry Out Your Property Lowering the Potential of Secondary Damages

Torrential downpours fill foundations, crawlspaces, and basements in Northwest Arkansas. Misery, confusion, and fear after the deluges threaten to overwhelm local homeowners. SERVPRO has the trained crews, specialized equipment, and flood damage experience for our communities, ready to restore both your dwelling and your peace of mind.
 
Waves of heavy rainstorms, with winds blowing and water pouring from the sky, caused flood damage in your Rogers home. You need immediate help to remove several inches of standing water and to dry out the area of your home you devoted to the storage and mechanical system. Our crisis team arrives fast to your disaster, familiar with industry best practices to restore your home and belongings back to pre-flood conditions.
 
A project manager from SERVPRO assesses the situation, working with you and your insurance company to craft a plan to dry out both structure and contents. First, we establish the safety of working in the affected area, making sure electricity is off, and other utilities are secure. Our truck-mounted pumps and extractors move the water out even if the storm took down power lines. Stormwater runoff can contain many pollutants, so we collect and dispose of the water in your home according to codes. Workers measure moisture levels and determine drying goals, setting up industrial air movers and dehumidifiers. We look for water in recessed areas and get it out to avoid future issues.
 
We empty your storage area to a space where you and our crew can take the time to review the damage. Some belongings launder well or are nonporous, so just need a wipe down. Books, pictures, and papers pose more of a challenge, but we offer freeze-drying techniques as a resource for important documents or treasured heirlooms. With the advice of our crew, you may discard some items that are ruined or contain contaminated water, risking mold growth or other problems with potentially infectious wastes.
 
As the drying out of the space nears completion we evaluate if your HVAC system needs further attention; duct cleaning and sealing may be indicated if the dirty water intruded. Only after contacts from the proper utilities approve will we recommend the systems and appliances in your lower level be turned on again.
 
Safety first and a speedy restoration follows when you contact SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377. Let our highly-qualified team bring your home back "Like it never even happened."

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Smoke Removal After a Fire in Your Bentonville Home

7/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Removal After a Fire in Your Bentonville Home The quicker you get professional help when dealing with the aftermath of a fire, the less the odor will last in your home. Call SERVPRO right away!

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained in MANY Approved Ways to Get Rid of Odor After a Fire

After a fire, getting rid of smoke odors can be a challenging task. Smoke forms from incomplete combustion and is made up of soot, plus gases and oils. The smell comes from volatile molecules given off when different items in your home are burned. They linger long after the smoke has been cleared.
 
You need a professional fire damage remediation specialist such as SERVPRO to get the smoke odors out of your Bentonville home. The sources of the odor may need to be removed, such as burnt furniture, cabinets, non-salvageable contents, and drywall. Our technicians also need to clean any remaining materials and items with the correct cleaning products before we can turn our attention to any lingering odors.
 
The duct system in your home also needs to be restored. Soot, smoke, and odors from a fire get into the duct system. It is important that we do take this step early in the remediation process to stop the HVAC system from re-contaminating areas which have been cleaned.
 
The volatile molecules of smoke stay airborne, so we must get rid of the odors in the air. There are many specialized techniques to accomplish this task, and our technicians are highly trained and experienced to handle performing them. No matter what we use, the common goal is to remove the offensive smoke odor.
 
Air scrubbing removes 99.7 percent of particulates from the air which are 0.3 microns or larger in size. When using this method, our technicians have a HEPA air scrubber operating during the restoration process.
 
Thermal fogging uses a deodorizer that is petroleum-based using a thermal fogging unit. This process counteracts odorous molecules by making use of fragrance modification.
 
Ozone is a powerful oxidizer which neutralizes vapor change by letting extra oxygen back out into the air. Ozone generation is a successful process and is best deployed in a controlled environment.
 
An aromatic compound vaporized from a plastic container which is sealed and then let go into the air by a blower or fan is a process called vapor modification. Mineral oils in this process are non-oil, non-toxic, non-explosive, and non-flammable.
 
SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties can use one or a variety of these methods to eliminate the smoke odors from your home after a fire. Please call us at (479) 787-7377 as soon as the fire is out, and we can repair your home plus the smoke odors out so you cannot tell a fire even happened.

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Have A Contingency Plan For Water Damage To Your Bentonville Warehouse

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Have A Contingency Plan For Water Damage To Your Bentonville Warehouse SERVPRO Helps to Mitigate Water Damage to Bentonville Businesses with the ERP Plan

SERVPRO Offers the ERP Plan for Pro-Active Readiness for Water Damaging Events

Water damage is a nightmare for any warehouse manager. Warehouses are used to store stock, and of course, damage to that stock could be expensive for your business. Replacing stock in the large quantities stored in a warehouse is untenable for many businesses.
 
SERVPRO believes that the best way to save your stock in the event of water damage to your Bentonville warehouse is to have a contingency plan in place. You cannot prevent every instance of water damage, but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk. You can also have a plan in place so that when water does enter your warehouse, you are prepared and able to take swift action.
 
Start with a facility assessment. Familiarize yourself with all the places where water could get into your warehouse: Areas of wear and tear (especially around plumbing), any small or larger leaks, and blocked drains, HVAC systems and through faulty roof drainage.
 
Take action on as many at-risk areas as you can. Get clogged drains unclogged, and get any leaks fixed as soon as possible. Have your HVAC systems maintained regularly and check roof drainage for any issues. Reroute water where you can.
 
Make regular facility inspections part of your business life. You can contact your insurer if you need a little guidance – they do not want to deal with a leaky warehouse either and can often offer advice and information.
 
Some warehouse managers decide that having the warehouse coated with a waterproof coating is a worthwhile investment; the amount spent on it could be less than you stand to lose if your stock gets water damaged.
 
It is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with your local restoration experts before you need them. Program your local SERVPRO number into your phone, so you can reach us immediately that water enters your warehouse. Ask us to demonstrate our valuable tool, the ERP Plan. This Emergency READY Profile Plan provides a mobile and comprehensive one-place location for contacts, plant layouts, and many factors to mitigate fire or water damage to your investment property.
 
Our IICRC-certified teams arrive quickly, and we equip our technicians with everything necessary to handle any amount of water. We have free-standing, truck mounted, and submersible pumps on hand to remove water from your premises. Our technicians have powerful fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers ready to tackle even large drying jobs, and we monitor drying at every stage to restore your warehouse “Like it never even happened.”
 
Call SERVPRO of Benton / Caroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 for assistance with any water leak or large flood.

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Mold Remediation Services Available Throughout the Bentonville Area

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Services Available Throughout the Bentonville Area Wherever it is hiding, mold will be found by our trained technicians. Contact us before a small patch turns into a full blown infestation.

Professional Tools Can Get the Mold Problem in Your Home Under Control Fast

Everyone already understands that mold can cause severe problems in your home. We also understand that your indoor living environment, your belongings, and the health of your family are at risk when you choose to ignore mold problems developing in your home.
 
Getting professional help to address mold damage conditions on your Bentonville area property can make your recovery faster and help you protect your family, better. Most companies also help you communicate problems to your insurance company, giving you access to more solutions and better quality support. Even if you think you can handle your mold problems alone, having a professional take a look does not hurt.
 
SERVPRO follows EPA mold remediation guidelines to remediate mold issues, helping you clean and dry, materials, items, and surfaces within 48-hours that reduce your family's exposure to harmful bacteria and germs. These guidelines provide technicians standards and procedures to follow that promote providing practical answers to mold remediation projects, both big and small.
 
SERVPRO technicians make each job as clean, healthy, and safe as possible, protecting customers and workers from exposure. Maintaining this type of environment prevents disturbing mold during cleanup, spreading contamination to additional areas of your building and reduces possible health and safety issues throughout the entire remediation process.
 
Your SERVPRO team uses a variety of control and containment procedures to keep mold exposure found in your home under control. Negative-airflow machines, moisture detectors, and advanced cleaning methods all work together to provide you with the quality solutions you deserve.  
 
None of this could be possible without locating and repairing the source of contamination, first. We provide you with a full-service solution to mold, water, and repairs necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. Getting mold growth in your home under control means helping you understand how these issues begin and showing you how to prevent similar problems in the future.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to obtain professional mold remediation services in your home, today. Never accept anything other than quality, precision work when it comes to maintaining a healthy home. (479) 787-7377

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Neighbor’s Sprinkler System Overreaches Bentonville Property Causing Water Problems

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Neighbor’s Sprinkler System Overreaches Bentonville Property Causing Water Problems Bentonville Water Damage from a Lawn Sprinkler System--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Advice and Service in Bentonville Mitigate Water Damage

Sometimes you do everything right but have the misfortune to live near someone who makes a bad decision that affects both your homes. Water damage stemming from a neighboring sprinkler system working on overdrive is unexpected but well within the ability of the trained staff at SERVPRO to help you recover.

Sprinkler systems make it easier for homeowners to keep lawns and gardens green, but water damage to your Bentonville home occurs when your neighbor’s in-ground set up ran all weekend when you were out of town. The water pooled around your slab foundation and ran into your crawl spaces. Some of the water absorbed into the ground, but you fear pockets of moisture are now under your living area.
 
Waste no time inviting SERVPRO to inspect the problem. The longer water remains under your home, the more likely it is that mold colonizes, impacting your air quality and threatening your structure with rot. We have the equipment and the know-how to get under your home to remove standing water and to employ strategies to dry out the more inaccessible areas. Industrial strength air movers help lower the moisture content of the slab and the supports under your subfloor. If indicated by our experience with similar issues in the past, we add dehumidifiers and carefully monitored heaters to reduce the moisture. We can offer an encapsulation service by setting up a barrier to mitigate moisture migration from the crawl space soil.
 
Our crew takes the time to evaluate the moisture barriers you may, or may not, have in place between the foundation and your structure. Replacing or improving this vital construction protection avoids issues in the future. We dutifully inspect for any damage to the interior of your home and help with the restoration of floor or walls if they wicked water from the pooling beneath your house.
 
SERVPRO can communicate with your insurance company and the representatives from your neighbor's insurer, help with your claim's paperwork, and reduce out of pocket expenses. Many insurance companies favor using our services, so you rest assured that our recommendations and reputation are taken very seriously in the industry. This water removal and restoration is not a situation you should try to abate on your own.
 
Neighbors make mistakes, but you can make the right decision and call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties when their sprinklers threaten to ruin your home. Our office takes basic information at (479) 787-7377 and sends an experienced team to your aid within hours.

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Tenants Open Window in Bentonville, Water Damage Follows

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tenants Open Window in Bentonville, Water Damage Follows An open window is great for fresh air, but if the weather changes, it can bring a great deal of water into your home. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Remediates Water Damage Regardless of the Cause


Before the scorching weather takes hold, your tenants open windows for a little fresh air. An open window is rarely a hazard unless a driving rain finds its way through, causing far more damage than expected. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO is ready with a whole menu of water damage answers.
 
Mopping up a bit of rain is usually no big problem for your maintenance staff, but an unattended open window spells commercial water damage for a landlord during a Bentonville heavy storm. Before leaving for the work day, one of your renters opens a bedroom window, hoping for a fresh-smelling apartment at the end of the day. Torrential rain pours in during his absence rather than a pleasant breeze. The soaked carpeting and sodden wall and floor beneath the window call out for the professional experience SERVPRO offers.
 
Water does its damage quickly when it is absorbed by vulnerable components. Varnished wood and plastics can shed the moisture, but drywall and fiber-based materials like insulation and carpeting become waterlogged. The floor and walls saturate, surfaces bowing out or buckling. The technicians at SERVPRO trained extensively to learn how to turn water damage around and restore your apartment building. The best results come when recovery efforts begin early, but professionals take pride in transforming even long term water damage to preloss condition.
 
Crews arrive with extractors on board and put them to use immediately so that the dry-out begins. The powerful suction removes water without damage to fixtures and structures when operated by a certified technician. It is costly to have your tenants removed even temporarily from the premises, so SERVPRO strives to mitigate the water damage fast. Evaluation of the window framing determines whether any parts need replacement. They assess the condition of the walls and flooring to determine if in-place drying is appropriate, and position air movers and dehumidifiers strategically for the quickest outcome.
 
Moisture content is the key to deciding when drying efforts cease. SERVPRO staff receive ongoing training to help them establish proper drying goals and to measure moisture levels correctly. Items such as carpet padding and insulation are often replaced as their drying is challenging and the expense is prohibitive. The project manager discusses all these concerns with you, and also works with your business insurance to limit your liability for the restoration and repairs.
 
Landlords who partner with SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties receive fast and efficient services to put water damage behind them. Call (479) 787-7377 the next time tenant error harms your property.

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Musty Basement Source Can Be Two Stories Away

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Musty Basement Source Can Be Two Stories Away Finding mold in your basement can feel overwhelming. Call the technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Bentonville Mold Damage is Best Handled by the Professional Technicians at SERVPRO

Even without a major flooding event or storm, you find unpleasant smells coming from your basement. No standing water or obvious dampness is evident, but you fear a microbial outbreak is in the works. Call SERVPRO to assess your concerns and devise a plan to remediate actual fungal growth and eliminate any moisture issues feeding the mold.
 
The mold damage in your Bentonville home’s basement is a puzzle. Although you are unaware of an event that brought moisture into your lower level, it is clear you need help removing the mold. Our remediation team not only offers assistance in ridding your home of the current mold colonies, but we also work to detect the source of the water that causes the mold growth and recommend alternatives to prevent the moisture problem in the future.
 
Our staff locates and contains the moldy areas. SERVPRO protocol is to follow EPA developed procedures to abate mold. It is crucial to limit the spread of particles and spores when removing the fungus, so we use physical barriers and then disinfect the area. When mold colonies are extensive, we bring in air scrubbers and protective gear to ensure we do not move the problem elsewhere in your home. Once the mold is gone, we begin the hunt for the water.
 
The SERVPRO technicians arrive with moisture meters to use in determining drying goals. In the absence of pools of water in your basement, the mold is still growing. Our staff is trained extensively on the conditions that encourage mold, including high humidity in closed in spaces. An air moisture content of more than 60 percent risks the growth of mold colonies. We use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity in your basement and add air movers if confident the action will not disperse lingering mold.
 
Often the origin of the wetness is difficult to trace when you seek a permanent answer to mold growth in your basement. It could be the result of poorly planned or clogged downspouts and gutters that fail to move rainwater away from your foundation. Cinderblock construction in your basement or crawlspace contributes as well by allowing water to invade your home through capillary action, seeping from damp earth outside. SERVPRO project managers reach out with suggestions to limit the incursion of water under your home. Roofing and gutter repair, drain spout repositioning, installation of vapor barriers, or some combination of these strategies are all possibilities.
 
Call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties when concerned about mold in your basement. A speedy response from our operators at (479) 787-7377 gets you on the way to a practical solution to this concern.

Conquer Your Flooding Fears in Bentonville With SERVPRO

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Conquer Your Flooding Fears in Bentonville With SERVPRO Flood damage needs to be handled correctly to prevent secondary damage. Call SERVPRO for a more in depth explanation of the process.

Our Technicians Can Quickly Assess and Put a Plan into Works to Tackle Your Flood Damage

Northwest Arkansas experienced its share of flash flooding over the past several seasons. With microburst storms more and more common throughout the country, it is likely more damage is in the future. Knowing that flood waters are possible means area homeowners look to SERVPRO to provide the help needed to restore properties after such a disaster.
 
The question is not whether floods will damage Bentonville homes, but what the savvy owner does to recover when the unthinkable happens? Flood waters are devastating to structures and contents. An experienced flood restoration company with high-qualified staff and top-notch equipment is vital for the best results after flooding.
 
Health concerns rise because the water entering homes during flooding frequently contains infectious waste from storm sewers and the land and waterways surrounding residential areas. The runoff from roads and driveways includes automotive products, salts, and other chemicals. SERVPRO trains its staff to respond appropriately to these challenges. Homeowners lack comprehensive understanding concerning contaminated water, and how to properly extract and dispose of it that a trusted restoration company brings to the disaster. Shore up your knowledge by hiring an industry leader, secure that proper protocols are in place to protect your home and the health of your family.
 
Tough decisions arise when hazardous waters flood your living spaces. You need a professional to explain the risks in a way you comprehend. A reasonable and cost effective plan also must fall into place. SERVPRO perceives the problems and is familiar with efficient and thorough ways to transform the seemingly ruined lower levels of your home to preloss condition. The vision and mission of all SERVPRO franchises focus on restoration rather than wholesale tear outs and replacements. Expect every attempt to be made to retain your home’s contents and structure.
 
At the same time, this company has as its ultimate concern the health and well-being of its customers. If contaminated items, from walls, floors, and ceilings to fixtures and contents, are too far gone to ensure safety, SERVPRO lists options to protect all from harm. Relying on their expertise and extensive training in flood recovery efforts just makes sense.
 
Hard rains followed by flooding are no match for SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. Give this community resource a call at (479) 787-7377 to get back your home and peace of mind.

Fire Damage Solutions to Bentonville Properties

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Solutions to Bentonville Properties Bentonville Fires Can Result in Severe Damage--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Professional SERVPRO Crews Restore Damage Caused by Fires


The question no one ever wants to ask is, “whom can I call for fire damage restoration near me?” Accidents and natural disasters cause fires that damage residences. Homeowners need a reliable source for fast and high-quality help for all the problems caused by fire. SERVPRO proudly steps up to fill this role.
 
You need to know the fire damage your Bentonville house suffers is reversible by a top-notch disaster response team. SERVPRO crews are ready for any twist or turn your fire scenario takes. Expect the team sent out to secure the premises after the fire department clears that step and to complete a detailed assessment of the issues needing attention. The trucks sent out to the fire have a full complement of industrial-grade equipment, tools, and technicians matched to this type of a disaster, capable of starting the work of restoration immediately.
 
First, the crew determines whether the interior of your home is safe to navigate. SERVPRO’s preference is to restore rather than replace structure and contents, but if the fire burned through walls, stairs, or floors those areas line up for tear out, repair and replacement. Next, technicians begin cleaning tasks, determining the best methods based upon the thorough training they receive, instruction in industry standards.
 
Lighter soot damage on walls and surfaces receive dry cleaning technique with dusters and special sponges. Vacuuming also removes residue and helps prepare for deeper cleaning. Non-porous items more heavily soiled undergo a more vigorous wet cleaning or a spray and wipe technique. A foam cleaning choice is common for upholstered furniture, mattresses and box springs. Thicker debris merits scrubbing with abrasives, while small items like knick-knacks and dishes take an immersion bath in a basin or sink. Larger articles such as blinds wait for SERVPRO’s special ultrasonic cleaning, completed by certified staff. Carpeting and padding await shampooing with proper equipment.
 
Fire damage often includes secondary considerations such as significant water damage and the need for professional deodorization. SERVPRO is a full-service cleanup and restoration company, able to take on all types of recovery challenges. The team works on any water issues with industrial extractors and have the capability to remove smoke and other odors with a range of deodorization strategies. SERVPRO staff qualifies as experts in all of these restoration scenarios and more.
 
After the firefighters issue an all-clear, contact SERVPRO for fast, professional, and complete restoration services. Rely upon them to answer every question and provide the highest quality disaster aid. Make the call to SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377.

Is Mold Damage In Bentonville Book Stores A Serious Problem?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Mold Damage In Bentonville Book Stores A Serious Problem? As paper is so fragile, even a small increase in temperature or humidity can cause significant problems.

Mold Damage


In many ways, bookstores are some of the most vulnerable businesses around. As paper is so fragile, even a small increase in temperature or humidity can cause significant problems. Mold is a particular risk because it spreads quickly under the right conditions.

If left untreated, a minor outbreak can lead to extensive mold damage in Bentonville businesses. The spores feed on organic materials like paper, so books and other items start to curl, warp, spot, and crumble. If you suspect mold in your bookstore, it is imperative that you call SERVPRO right away. Keep reading to find out how our experts tackle mold without causing further damage to stock.

Isolate The Affected Items
Depending on the age, severity, and scope of the mold problem, the SERVPRO technicians have to decide how to set up containment measures. Typically, affected items get moved into a quarantine area, where they can be handled and treated without fear of spreading the spores. This area will have a controlled relative humidity of below 55%.

Deactivate Mold Growth
The objective is to get the mold to a place of dormancy so that it stops spreading and causing damage. ‘Deactivation’ refers to the dry and powdery stage, as opposed to when it is soft and fuzzy. Paper items, like books and records, can be placed inside a specialized freezer (offsite). It forces the spores into latency until further cleaning is applied.

Clean The Affected Items
One of the most powerful forms of cleaning is the HEPA vacuum. However, it should only be used to treat mold that has already been deactivated and can no longer spread. As books and paper items are very fragile, experts do not usually apply the vacuum directly. They use a fiberglass screen to protect the material and a covered nozzle so that detached pieces do not get lost during cleaning.

Thoroughly Dry The Area
It is vital that the surrounding environments get treated and cleaned. Otherwise, the books may come into contact with mold spores on walls, carpets, and shelves. All shelves and furniture require cleaning with a strong detergent. The SERVPRO team then assess the condition of carpets and soft furnishings. If they are seriously moldy, they may need replacements.

At SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties, we provide fast, effective results. We design our mold remediation strategies with the customer in mind, so they always take into account the unique needs of the environment. Call us 24/7 at (479) 787-7377 today.

Professional Cleaning Services Available For Your Bentonville Home

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Cleaning Services Available For Your Bentonville Home Cleaning and restoring your property is what we do best. Call SERVPRO quickly after a fire for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Personalize the Cleaning Process for Every Occurrence


Any fire can leave significant damage behind, including the emotional strain that your family experiences. Therefore, it is important for you to choose the right company to help return your home to normal as soon as possible. A company that cares for your belongings and respects the amount of stress you are going through as well.
 
When fire damage disasters strike your Bentonville area home, the amount of training, equipment, and experience your restoration company has access to becomes critical to restoring your property. You want access to a company with a 24-hour emergency response service and professionally trained IICRC experts to help you through your current situation respectfully.
 
SERVPRO provides a mixture of services to help restore your home after a fire, none of which are more important than those we use to restore your fire damaged contents. Our expertly trained technicians have experience in many different cleaning methods to remove smoke and soot residues from the contents of your home.
 
SERVPRO technicians use a foam cleaning method primarily on upholstery fabrics that might shrink when wet or on those that contain dyes that may bleed. Often used on these materials to prevent stains from forming on carpeting or any other flooring that creates additional problems.
 
The process involves using a shampoo solution in a pump-up sprayer to spray foam directly into a Tampico Shampoo Brush, applying foam directly to the item. A method that is often effective in cleaning mattresses or box springs with light smoke residues and fine materials.
 
SERVPRO also utilizes abrasive cleaning methods that involve agitating the surface area of items that need cleaning. Our technicians use many different methods of abrading or agitating residues to remove them from a variety of surface materials.
 
One abrasive method includes using a stain scrub or liquid creme cleaner that contains mildly-abrasive ingredients, slowly and gently working the cleaning solution into the affected material with a damp sponge.
 
Another example is the use of abrasive cleaning products such as steel wool or scrubbing pads and using sufficient cleaning products to provide lubrication between the material and the surface of the item.
 
We take specific care when handling your belongings, often returning many of your items to a quality preloss condition and saving cherished items from destruction.
 
These services and more are available to our clients at SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties today. Contact our staff for additional details of how we can help. (479) 787-7377

Bentonville Mold Proliferation Factors

3/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bentonville Mold Proliferation Factors Ignoring Mold Growth Leads to Huge Damage in a Bentonville Property

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Bentonville Property


If you have mold damage in your home, it is vital that you take action straight away. If left unchecked, mold can damage your home and belongings, and cause health effects.


For limiting the damage as much as possible, it is important to take action as soon as you spot signs of mold in your Bentonville home. Fungi growth is particularly likely to occur in humid areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms or basements and it is worth keeping an eye on those areas.

The Causes Of Mold
There are several factors that can cause mold. Condensation or humidity are leading causes of mold and can be made worse if you dry your clothes indoors or have damp clothes lying around. Leaks can also cause mold growth. If you’ve got a leaking pipe or water seeping into your basement or roof space, mold can soon take hold. After suffering from flood or water damage, mold colonies can develop in your home's structure and belongings without rapid dehumidification.

The Steps To Dealing With Mold
If you notice or smell that particular musty odor of mold in your house, your first step is to put in a call to SERVPRO. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians-AMRT-have the necessary skills and industry-leading equipment to assess, contain and deal with the mold remediation.

Step One: Assess
We train our people to find the signs of mold and evaluate the extent of the damage. Some materials (such as clothes and upholstery) may need to be disposed of if significant mold colonization has occurred. Other elements can be cleaned and dried. We follow IICRC best practices to restore everything possible.

Step Two: Contain
The next step is for our SERVPRO team to build sealed areas to prevent the spread of mold spores. We can also introduce negative air pressure in the affected area to help with this. We carefully establish areas for dealing with these fungi, to avoid cross contamination from the circulation of airborne spores or debris.

Step Three: Clean
Once containment is set up, we thoroughly clean hard surfaces to remove the mold. Our technicians are equipped with powerful HEPA vacuums and professional cleaning equipment to remove the mold and clean the area.

Step Four: Dry
Thorough drying helps prevent mold from establishing new colonies. Using air movers too early in the process can help spread spores. Our IICRC certified technicians know the best equipment to use, and when, to dry out affected areas and give you the best chance of keeping the mold problem under control.

If you have mold damage, let SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties assist you. Call (479) 787-7377 and we can take all the necessary steps to cleanup or discard contaminated items.

Using Relative Humidity As a Guide in Water Damage Restoration in Bentonville

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Using Relative Humidity As a Guide in Water Damage Restoration in Bentonville By Controlling RH and Moisture, SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in Bentonville

Moisture and Damage from Water Are Remedied by Expert SERVPRO Service


When a leak or moisture problem develops in a property, one of the first signs is a change in air quality. In fact, in the case of a concealed leak (behind a wall, for example), this can be the only giveaway that something is wrong. As some people are more sensitive to air quality than others, they may notice it fairly quickly.

Often, they experience a clamminess. It can make sleeping difficult. It happens when the relative humidity within a space is too high, usually as a result of on-going water damage in Bentonville homes. While there’s no health risk, high humidity eats away at organic materials like wood and cotton and can be a conducive condition leading to mold proliferation.

This is why SERVPRO recommends an efficient program of drying and restoration as soon as water damage gets discovered.

What Is Relative Humidity?
Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air. If it rises above 60%, the ambient air starts to become uncomfortable. It is when you might get that cold sensation on your skin. While it is not dangerous, human beings are happiest with a humidity between 50-60%, so water damage repairs aim to bring it down to this level.

How is Relative Humidity Lowered?
The fastest and safest way to make this reduction is with dehumidifiers. They extract a controlled amount of water from the air until relative humidity reaches the desired percentage. The process usually forms the largest part of the restoration job, because dehumidification prevents secondary water damage. Of course, if there are large volumes of water present from a significant problem, then extraction of the standing water is crucial.

Secondary damage occurs when there is so much water in the air that it tries to escape into other materials; usually wood and fabrics. Professional drying with dehumidifiers has to be controlled and monitored for the best result. Thermal hygrometers accurately track the progress of dehumidification in a structure or room. At SERVPRO, we combine our machines with air movers, which direct the clean, dry air to the wet areas that need it most.

Can High Humidity Produce Odors?
A high relative humidity only produces unpleasant smells if mold has started to set in and materials are degrading. Wooden furniture, for example, is often the first to absorb moisture and rot away. You can prevent this by reporting water damage as soon as you spot it and getting the repair team in right away.

At SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties, we approach every water damage case with a fresh eye. Our technicians inspect the building, before starting work, and determine the level of relative humidity first. That way, they can select the best methods for the job. Call us 24/7 at (479) 787-7377.

Hidden Leaks and Water Removal in Bentonville

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden Leaks and Water Removal in Bentonville Pipes leaking behind a wall can cause extensive damage and possibly mold. Call SERVPRO quickly to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians are Experts at Finding Hidden Leaks


A cause of wasted water in your home is a slow leak in your plumbing fixtures, pipes and appliances especially leaks behind walls. Since these leaks are usually silent, they are often undetected. However, SERVPRO can repair any of these types of water leaks.

If untreated, hidden plumbing leaks can cause serious water damage to your Bentonville home and the need for water removal. There are usually some small signs to help you find these kinds of leaks. Mold grows well in dark, moist areas that are usually hidden under flooring or behind walls. If a pipe starts leaking, mold can grow in the area. If you see mold in places where water is not usually found, like non-shower walls, you might have a pipe which is leaking. Other things to keep an eye out for include peeling wallpaper or paint on your walls, a wall which is stained or warped for no apparent reason, a musty smell, or a cracked, bubbled or water-stained ceiling or floor, especially in the bathroom.

If you do not see obvious signs of water leaks behind walls, but you think you have one, there is an easy way to find out. Turn all appliances off which use water, such as your dishwasher, sprinklers, washing machine, etc. Read your water meter and record the number down. Don’t use any water for a few hours and then check the meter again. If it has increased, you have a leak somewhere in your home.

Call SERVPRO right away so that we can use our professional instruments to detect if there is in fact water inside your walls or any other hidden areas. Once we find the problem, we can use our experience and professional knowledge to take care of the leak, clean up the water, and repair any damages as quickly as possible.

If you suspect a leak at all, you want to call us at SERVPRO right away because the longer you let it go, the more damage you could incur. Besides cost for repairs, you run the risk of mold growing. Mold can cause health effects to you and your family. We can help detect any hidden mold as well and clean it up properly.

Water removal is not as difficult as you think when you have the right team helping you. Hidden leaks can cause many problems, so contact SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties as soon as possible. We can be easily reached at (479) 787-7377 any time you need us.

Quality Flood Damage Restoration Services Available In Bella Vista

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Quality Flood Damage Restoration Services Available In Bella Vista Snow Storm in Bella Vista, Surprising Damage Needs SERVPRO

When Bella Vista Storms Cause Severe Damage Call SERVPRO

You arrive home after work and find water everywhere. Your ceilings, walls, flooring, carpeting and few other items are soaked. Either a water pipe burst in your ceiling, or you have a severe problem with your roof. You realize right away that you need help.
 
Contacting a local restoration company for assistance in dealing with flood damage to your Bella Vista home is important in preventing health risks, and additional damages from forming that may affect the health of your family.
 
SERVPRO uses a variety of moisture detection devices to locate the source of the problem and determine the extent of exposure involved in your situation. We even have the ability to use infrared lasers to locate pockets of moisture hidden within walls or hard to reach areas of your home that would otherwise develop into hotbeds for mold growth.
 
SERVPRO has access to all of the personnel and equipment needed to address your situation properly with as few interruptions to your daily routine as possible while providing you with expertly trained technicians to perform the services you need to restore your property and its contents to a quality pre-flood damage condition that you and your family can enjoy.
 
SERVPRO technicians use water extraction equipment, such as wet-dry vacuums, hand-held and truck mounted extractors to remove the excess water that exists in your home. We can remove water from tile flooring, carpeting, furniture and other personal items using a variety of methods.
 
If the water affecting your home is found to contain contaminants that may have an impact on the health of our workers or the occupants of your home, the proper protective equipment, such as boots, gloves, eyewear, and even full-body suits are utilized to prevent additional contamination. We also cordon off the affected area to prevent spreading and follow specific handling and disposal guidelines to protect your family.
 
We also perform a variety of services that involve the protection and restoration of your personal property and your other household goods, with the ability to apply specific cleaning methods to each item, depending on the type of material affected and the amount of exposure that exists. Often saving many of your items that you may have thought were lost to you forever.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Benton - Carroll Counties today for additional information and immediate assistance. (479) 787-7377

The Tech SERVPRO Uses to Wipe Out Basement Flood Damage in Bella Vista

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Tech SERVPRO Uses to Wipe Out Basement Flood Damage in Bella Vista Don't let basement flooding turn into mold damage. Call SERVPRO quickly to contain.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remediate Flooding

Basement floods typically rank among the worst and most thorough flood damage cases SERVPRO is involved in. Water collects in a basement from other parts of the home, sometimes turning an inch or less of water elsewhere in the home into a feet-deep disaster. We need our best equipment to handle most basement flood damage cases, often bringing in the full lineup of our industrial-grade machinery and tools for use. Depending on the specifics of your basement flood and the challenges we face, you may see any or all of these high-end tools used to dry up and clean up your home.
 
Water Extractors
 
Unless it has a drainage vent or orifice, we typically need to use heavy-duty water extractors to clean up flood damage in a Bella Vista basement. These machines are essentially very high-powered water pumps that can drain large quantities of water from hard-to-reach rooms like basements. In most residential cases we bring in smaller, portable pumps, but if the damage is heavier, a truck-mounted assembly may be required.
 
Detection Equipment
 
Water damage is not always visible in the aftermath of a flood. To truly to a thorough job, SERVPRO has to identify hidden spots of water damage or pockets of moisture. These can be behind walls, under floors, or even in entirely separate rooms, making them difficult to track without our repertoire of advanced tools. For this purpose, we use several types of advanced moisture detectors including thermohygrometers, moisture meters, and humidity monitors. These tools help us identify moisture in both the air and materials, remotely, and without ever even seeing the water.
 
Drying Machines and Deodorizers
 
For the actual restoration work, we use a number of high-powered machines to get the job done right. Dehumidifiers and air movers remove the last traces of moisture from the area, while our specialized foggers create odor-eliminating fogs through a number of techniques depending on the situation.
 
Anti-Mold Techniques
 
We also bring in high-tech tools to keep out mold growth. Thermal sensors and imagery help us to identify mold growth early on, while our preventative and combative measures such as mold-resistant paint and UV sanitizers help to stop it from growing. Without careful attention, floods almost always lead to large-scale mold growth, so these steps are critical in reducing restoration costs overall.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has dealt with floods, fires, mold, and other disasters for years, bringing high-quality service and restorations to local homes when they need it most. Give us a call at (479) 787-7377.

Leaks in a Bella Vista Kitchen Can Cause Mold Growth

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Leaks in a Bella Vista Kitchen Can Cause Mold Growth Kitchen Leaks Can Lead to Mold Damage in Your Bella Vista Home

Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation to Your Home

It is easy to see some plumbing leaks, such as ones which develop on the bathroom floor near the toilet or in and around the faucet. However, other leaks are not as easily recognizable. A place which can be harder to find a leak is under your kitchen sink. This hidden moisture can be very problematic and can cause a lot of problems and damage, such as mold.

Since under the kitchen sink is often used as a storage area, a water leak and mold damage can stay hidden behind several different household items. Mold in your Bella Vista kitchen can become severe if you miss the signs. Many times, when you see a leak under your sink, there is already some amount of water damage to the cabinet, including mold. This will take the professional care of a team such as the one at SERVPRO.

Leaks can come from a lot of different plumbing components underneath your sink, which include:
Handheld Sprayer – Leaks may develop on the water lines for handheld sprayers which are attached to your sink. If the leak is down far enough, water will drip underneath into the cabinet. The dormant mold spores now have an opportunity to grow and expand into colonies of fungi.

Water Supply Lines and Valves – These items are under pressure all the time. If a connection is loose or a water line has been punctured, water will leak under the sink, even when the faucet is off.

P-trap – If this is clogged, it can cause water to build up all the way to your drains and make a leak somewhere along the way. When you discover mold due to this problem or others, call the SERVPRO professionals for help. The detection of mold through sight or smell (that musty odor) calls for immediate action. Do not wait.

Drain Pipes – If the drain pipes under your kitchen sink are made of metal like copper, brass or galvanized steel, they may corrode over time, and a leak can develop. Connections in the drain pipes can become loose as well and start a slow drip, no matter what their constructed material.

Since leaks under your kitchen sink can be quite problematic and create a mold problem, you should occasionally inspect the cabinet for any signs of damage from water. Take anything out that is stored in the cabinet so you can find any hidden leaks. In the case of mold proliferation in other parts of your home, we can utilize air scrubbers, and containment protocols to inhibit cross-contamination by the mold spores.

If you do see a leak, turn your water supply off right away and contact our professionals at SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties. Mold can grow in just a couple of days once a leak starts, so contact us quickly by dialing (479) 787-7377. We will use our professional dryers and disinfectants to remediate your mold problem as soon as possible.

Electrical Fire Restoration in Bentonville

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Fire Restoration in Bentonville Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets in Fire-Damaged Bentonville Home

Electrical Fires account for Six Percent of House Fires

There are a number of causes of house fires, and electrical fires account for six percent of these. The months with the highest rate of electrical fires are December and January, due to the increased use of lights and heating appliances. Most electrical fires begin in the bedroom, but the greatest number of fatalities occur when the fire starts in the family room, living room, or den. Sometimes electrical fires occur because of appliance failures or problems with wiring. However, the majority of electrical fires result from errors by homeowners, such as overloading extension cords and faulty repairs.

No matter the cause of an electrical fire, immediate action will be required to remediate and mitigate further damage from soot, smoke, and water in your Bentonville residence.  Hot smoke can penetrate materials deeply.  All smoke and soot contain corrosive chemicals that can dissolve and etch synthetic building materials or the surfaces of the contents of your home.  The longer smoke or soot remains on the materials, the more damage it will do.  For this, you’ll want to contact a professional fire restoration company,  such as SERVPRO,  with people who have the training, experience, and equipment to properly and quickly restore your home or business. In the meantime, here is additional detail on some common causes of electrical fires, and how to prevent them:

Faulty Appliances and Outlets

Outdated, worn-out appliances, as well as faults in appliance receptacles, cords and switches can cause electrical fires. Do not use an appliance with a worn or frayed cord. Modifications such as removing the grounding prong from a cord so you can use it in a two-prong outlet can cause a fire or increase the risk of electrocution as well.

Light Fixtures

Lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs are other causes of electrical fires. Installing a bulb with a wattage that exceeds the fixture manufacturer's specifications can lead to over-heating the materials or melting the insulation on the wiring. Check the highest wattage that is specified on any lamp or mounted lighting fixture and do not exceed it.

Extension Cords

Inappropriate use of extension cords is a leading cause of electrical fires.  Extension cords are labeled to state the maximum current flow (in amps) they are designed to carry. Exceeding the amperage rating of the cord can cause it to overheat, and can also damage the appliance(s) connected to it.  Most major household appliances are designed to be plugged directly into the wall outlet, and not into an extension cord.  If you don’t have enough outlets or they are not in the right places, hire a licensed electrician to install additional outlets as needed.

Space Heaters

A lot of people put portable space heaters too near combustible surfaces like beds, curtains, couches, clothing, chairs and carpets. Coil space heaters are even more dangerous since the coils get so hot they can ignite nearby surfaces almost immediately. When a space heater causes a fire in your home, contact our staff at SERVPRO as soon as the fire is extinguished.

Wiring

The electrical systems in older homes are more susceptible to overloading.  If your home is more than 30 years old, it may not have the wiring capacity to safely power the type or increased number of electrical appliances that are common in newer homes, such as like microwave ovens, computers, air conditioning, and other electronics.

 

The professionals at SERVPRO of Benton/Carrol Counties are on call whenever you need them after a fire. The sooner you act, the more damage our technicians can prevent from occurring. By calling us at (479) 787-7377, we will be able to come out to your home fast to assess damages.

Office Space Water Damage to a Bentonville Firm

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Office Space Water Damage to a Bentonville Firm Water Damage to Your Bentonville Office Is Not a Day at the Beach

Business Operations Reopen Faster With SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration

Getting back into your office economically and efficiently after water damage occurs is important so that you can get your business up and running again. Not only do you need professionals such as SERVPRO to clean up your water damaged building for your enterprise, but you will also want the items inside to be restored as much as possible, too, including all your important documents.

When water damage strikes your business in Bentonville, our staff at SERVPRO can use our structural drying equipment to restore the contents inside your building as well, like your documents that are essential to business. We can dry the exterior of electronic equipment to mitigate water damage; if needed, we can farm out these sensitive pieces of equipment to a third party specialist.

We can create a special chamber to dry out some of your documents which were affected by water damage. The documents will be placed into the chamber and encased by plastic. Then, we will install a hose into the chamber which is connected to our structural drying equipment. This is an on the spot action to reduce on-going water damage. We can successfully dry out the structure of your office space and as many of the contents inside as possible. We also have access to freeze drying processes to salvage documents, fabrics, photographs, and papers.

Depending upon the kind of water damage and how long your building and contents have been wet, will help us determine what we can salvage or not. If our SERVPRO team is called in soon after the damage occurs, our chances are that much higher that we can save most of the items in your office building. We also work well with your insurance company to keep cost down and efficiency up.

If, however, the structure or contents are left wet for too long, it can lead to additional long-term problems down the road. Water damage can cause the deterioration of these items and your actual building. Of course, there are many commercial retail shops that suffer a material loss to their merchandise. Fortunately, inventory is not typically a problem in an office setting.

When water damage happens at your office building for any reason, contact our technicians at SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties right away. We have a very high success rate in drying all kinds of structures, furnishings, contents and perform these water remediation techniques on a regular basis. The sooner you contact us at (479) 787-7377, the better chance we have at saving as much of your property and contents as possible. Our business is to keep you in business.

Water Damage and Flooding in Rogers

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage and Flooding in Rogers Water Can Damage Homes in Rogers, Keep It Out with SERVPRO'S Expertise

Extraction Is Key in Mitigating Water Damage from a Storm

Floods happen when there is too much water on the ground that either cannot drain off or be absorbed into the soil. Rain, melting snow, a broken water main, and many other causes exist. Floods are almost impossible to control, and efforts often fail. Flood damage can be extremely expensive to clean up and remove, and the costs are not only related to structures damaged by flood water.

Rogers is not immune to water damage, and flooding can cause health risks to develop in your once safe and secure home. SERVPRO is ready at any time to help you in this type of emergency situation, and many other types, as well. We may not be able to control the weather, but we have the equipment required to rid your home of flood damage quickly so your family can return home with less time spent in emergency housing. We know dealing with flood damage can be a very stressful time for you and your family, and we also know that you'll want to return to a home that is not only clean-looking but also really, actually sanitary.

We will use moisture meters to find areas that seem undamaged but that have absorbed moisture from not only the air but also by wicking into otherwise untouched areas that were under water. Water from flooding harbors many living but tiny microorganisms. When these can travel with the absorbed water, the contamination spreads. Drying these areas out will kill many microorganisms. Our SERVPRO technicians will apply antifungal and antimicrobial agents to ensure that a sanitary state is restored to your property.

To dry an area after flood damage has occurred, we place heaters and fans in specific areas, and in very specific positions. These should not be moved until the area has been returned to acceptable moisture-content levels. Air scrubbers will also be used if mold has been discovered, or if the flood water was noxious. The groundwater is typically a category 3 type of water, also called Black Water, that contains many varying kinds of contaminants.

The cleaning of furniture and other household items is another way we will prepare your home for your family's return. Furniture legs and other wooden sections that are visible must be cleaned and dried out to prevent cracking and peeling of finishes. The interior frames must also be dried out, with upholstered areas also being cleaned inside first. This reduces odors in the future, in addition to the reduction of the risk of mold. If the soft surfaces were heavily exposed to contaminated water, then we will dispose of them, deeming them non-salvageable.

We're ready to take your call to clean up any type of flood damage you might have. Call us, SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties, 24/7 for assistance at (479) 787-7377.

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