Recent Storm Damage Posts

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.