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A Flood Can Spell Big Trouble For Bentonville Cultural Landmarks

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial A Flood Can Spell Big Trouble For Bentonville Cultural Landmarks Call us at (479) 787-7377 to plan for commercial flood damage remediation.

Help Preserve Treasures After Flood Damage To Bentonville Cultural Landmarks

Residents and visitors to Bentonville appreciate the many opportunities to enjoy business, art, and science exhibits and restored historical landmarks in our city. If one of these locations suffers water and other damage from flooding we do not want the only thing left of these cultural treasures to be memories. Our team of professional flood mitigation experts is ready year-round, 24 hours a day to clean up and restore affected properties.

Flood damage in Bentonville can follow an extreme weather event in the city or on the Ozarks Plateau surrounding our valley. Heavy rains can cause flash flooding that seeps into the foundation or even rushes through doors of a local museum or historical residence or building open to the public. Fast action is needed by our professional flood remediation teams to address the potential damage done to the structure and the important artifacts it holds.

The SERVPRO team is Faster to Any Size Disaster. We are knowledgeable about large losses and have access to a nationwide network of other flood restoration professionals and their equipment if needed. We are sensitive to pressure to get a cultural center back up and running as soon as possible for individuals from near and far who planned visits and for community members who value their history and might be employed at or in a business dependent on the damaged space.

Our vehicles arrive with commercial-sized pumps and high-efficiency water extractors onboard. IICRC trained technicians rapidly pump and extract the flood waters, assessing the liquid for contamination and disposing of it according to local regulation. Our technicians use sensitive probes to measure the moisture levels in structural components and thermal scanning devices to discover any hidden water trapped in cavities. SERVPRO eliminates all the liquid water possible before setting up a configuration of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the attraction.

Because of the fragility of the exhibits, period furnishings, documents, and equipment found in a museum or historic building SERVPRO often recommends a pack-out of contents. We inventory and track the items using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), barcoding and photographing articles to keep things straight. Production technicians use advanced techniques to restore flood-damaged artifacts such as freeze drying or heated small chambers to focus the effects of air movers and dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is a member of the community, valuing the offerings of local businesses, museums, and historic homes. We take the restoration and preservation of these local icons seriously. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to plan for commercial flood damage remediation.

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Time Is Running Out! Contact Team SERVPRO to Remediate Your Rogers Fire Damaged Home

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Time Is Running Out! Contact Team SERVPRO to Remediate Your Rogers Fire Damaged Home Fire often brings soot, smoke, and water damage to your home. Our team is available 24/7 365 days a year to take your call.

Specialized Fire Damage Restoration Procedures Needed In Rogers

When a fire rages through areas of your Rogers home dozens of unique cleaning and restoration problems present themselves. Once the firefighters extinguish the flames, you face smoke, soot, and charring in every direction. The magnitude of the fire remediation and structural restoration can be paralyzing for a homeowner. Our trained and experienced fire remediation crew quickly begin the work of clearing the residues and restoring the structure once on site.

Water and fire extinguisher residues are the first lines of fire damage in your Rogers home needing attention. The amount of water used to knock out the fire can be significant. It must be removed and the affected areas dried because of safety issues and the risk of secondary damage. Slip and fall concerns, electric shock possibilities, and the likelihood of microbial growth drive water remediation to the top of the restoration agenda.

After the water damage is resolved, SERVPRO turns to an assessment of the harm done by the heat and flames. Fire damage can vary room to room in your Rogers home. The consistency of the soot and other residues coating surfaces is dependent upon the fuel the fire burned as it moved through different spaces. Our trained technicians identify the types of soot and match cleaning techniques and products for the best results.

Paper and wood create lighter, ashy debris. Vacuums and brushes work well to clear this dusty soiling, and SERVPRO equipment has HEPA filters to make sure the cleanup does not send the ash back into the air. The protein and grease soot typical in a kitchen fire is unpleasantly strong smelling, covering surfaces in a thin but varnish-like film, difficult to dislodge. Agitation and solvents can help dislodge the coating. Soot caused by the smoldering of fabrics and electrical cords disperses a thick and sticky layer that needs cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen.

After the visible soot is cleared away, a home recovering from fire damage often needs professional deodorization. SERVPRO odor elimination experts follow a multistep process to rid your house of lingering smells. If thorough cleaning does not do the trick, we consider the use of advanced technology like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to alter the odor bearing particles at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties offers fire victims the trained technicians and equipment needed to address all aspects of fire damage remediation. We answer our phones at (479) 787-7377 round the clock every day of the year.

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What To Expect When Our Professionals Restore Your Siloam Springs Home

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Expect When Our Professionals Restore Your Siloam Springs Home Our team will respond quickly and will bring the right equipment to restore your home after water damage.

Determining Appropriate Water Removal Procedures to Restore Your Siloam Springs

After a water event, it is advisable to treat the situation with the urgency it deserves and put in place appropriate water extraction measures. There is no room to take chances with your investments, which means you need to work with specialized service providers who have experience in the water restoration field. This post explains some of the procedures that we employ when restoring both commercial and residential properties in Siloam Springs. 

Inspecting the water damage in your Siloam Springs property determines the water extraction methods we use. If standing water stays in place for long, it saturates your items and makes them weaker; which can also be a risk to the occupants or in some cases lead to permanent damage. Our SERVPRO technicians know when it is appropriate to use gas-powered pumps, dehumidifiers, air movers, and other advanced water extraction systems.

Our SERVPRO technicians use monitoring devices to locate areas that are wet and compare their degree of wetness to the standard moisture levels. When we are determining how wet soft materials are, we use a moisture sensor. This device has sharp probes which penetrate the target material. By using a moisture sensor, we can find out how far the moisture has traveled into the item. Whenever moisture is present, a light blinks and a beeping sound is heard.

Some situations require us to determine the exact quantity of moisture in a material. In such cases, we use devices known as moisture meters. Just like moisture sensors, some types of moisture meters have probes which can penetrate through materials when it is necessary to measure the exact amount of moisture - these are known as penetrating moisture meters. We also use nonpenetrating moisture meters that use sensors to determine a material’s degree of wetness. They have a scale that our SERVPRO technicians read and record the readings.

No water damage event in your commercial or residential property is too small or too big for SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. Call us at (479) 787-7377 and allow us to put your property back together.

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Bella Vista, Mold Remediation and the Answer--SERVPRO

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bella Vista, Mold Remediation and the Answer--SERVPRO SERVPRO Offers Comprehensive Mold Remediation to Bella Vista Properties

Hiding in Plain Sight -- Managing Mold Damage in Bella Vista Attics or Crawl Spaces

The winter months do not provide a break from mold growth. Homeowners might not realize that spores are growing and colonies expanding because the activity is happening away from the living spaces in the dwelling. Only when a musty smell drifts from these out-of-the-way areas or a trip to retrieve stored items reveals a glimpse of multiplying microbial activities does the alarm sound. Professional mold remediation must proceed fast.

Mold damage during the heating season in Bella Vista seems surprising given how dry interior air can be when the furnace runs. Mold growth is rare when humidity levels dip below 60 percent, and there is no other ready source of moisture. The challenge is that mold grows in a range of temperatures, including the frigid expenses in your attic. Ice dams and roofing leaks increase the chance that precipitation of any kind, freezing rains to snow, makes its way into the upper reaches of your home. The cold damp of a basement or crawl space goes unnoticed but can breed mold whether you watch or not.

SERVPRO invests in cutting-edge mold remediation training, equipment, and products for our employees to assist with mold damage. The team counts Applied Microbial Remediation technicians among our ranks, prepared to employ the industry standard and EPA-developed protocol to the problem.

Once the mold colonies are mapped, SERVPRO contains the area to prevent drift of mold spores and other debris to the inhabited parts of the house. Plastic barriers might be augmented with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment, filtering the air to exhaust outside as well as creating a vacuum to seal in the working space.

Mechanical scraping and brushing remove the majority of the mold colonies on non-porous surfaces. SERVPRO also looks at innovations like soda blasting to kill mold infestations while loosening and ridding porous materials of mold residues. Cleanup proceeds with HEPA-equipped vacuuming and wipe downs with specialized mold cleaning products. Application of EPA-registered antimicrobials inhibits the potential for regrowth.

SERVPRO crews do not ignore the starting point of the mold problem, identifying the cause of the moisture that encouraged the growth. We work with you to repair leaks and insufficient drainage systems and to reduce ambient humidity using state of the art approaches that increase ventilation while preventing the intrusion of water in the remediated space.

Our mold remediation team at  SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is top notch and at your service year round. Call us at  (479) 787-7377 if mold damage surprises and concerns you.

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For Home Owners in Siloam, SERVPRO Offers Specific Techniques for Water Extraction from Floorings

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage For Home Owners in Siloam, SERVPRO Offers Specific Techniques for Water Extraction from Floorings Siloam Springs Commercial and Residential Carpet Dry by SERVPRO

Professional Water Extraction Needed For Wet Floors In Your Siloam Springs House

After a water heater, washing machine, or other plumbed appliance breaks down in your Siloam Springs home, expert help is needed to ensure your waterlogged floors are restored. Failure to remove the water and dry out sometimes several layers of subflooring and coverings exposes a home to the risk of progressive deterioration and secondary mold damage. Our technicians are highly-qualified in extraction technologies, dispatched quickly to resolve the issues with appropriate equipment.

If your Siloam Springs home features carpeting, specialized water extraction tools and experienced operators can make a difference. Our crew members receive in-house training, and some are certified from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses that teach a system of assessment, planning, and effective techniques to remove water. Various types of flooring and the rugs and carpeting that cover them require specific methods for a successful drying.

SERVPRO crew chiefs evaluate the carpeting material and the underlying padding and flooring composition to decide if in-place, also known as “top down,” drying is appropriate. Laminate or hardwood flooring beneath a carpet must be exposed immediately for direct water extraction and drying to prevent warping and to access subflooring. In-place drying of carpeting in these circumstances is not recommended. We can attempt to "float the carpet" by lifting corners or sides by the baseboard and force a strong circulation using air movers. Instead, we remove the carpet for drying off-site and later reinstallation if applicable.

When SERVPRO crews decide to proceed with in-place drying, we start with a regular wand vacuuming to stop water migration. Then our crews use weighted wanded extractors to suction the water from both the carpet and the pad. We take great care to achieve a balance, performing thorough extraction while avoiding stretching or tearing the carpeting.

Although in-place extraction must be aggressive, overly vigorous passes of the wands might cause or accelerate delamination, an unwanted effect where the top layer of fibers detaches permanently from the carpet structure. SERVPRO crew members use the combination of advanced training and experience to achieve the equilibrium needed to remove moisture without damaging the carpet.  

Pads hold most of the water and are relatively inexpensive and easy to remove and replace if determined to impede extraction efforts. SERVPRO crews also increase the number of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to encouraging speedy drying after carpeting water extraction.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is in the optimal position to help homeowners decide how best to extract water from carpeting and flooring after freshwater flooding from appliance malfunctions. Call us at (479) 787-7377 immediately after you discover the leak for the best results.

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Our Crew Is Your Best Option When Mold Causes Damage To Your Home In Bentonville

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Crew Is Your Best Option When Mold Causes Damage To Your Home In Bentonville SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready to assist with mold remediation any time a homeowner suspects a problem.

Mold Damage Respects No Season In Bentonville

It may come as a shock, but mold spores can grow and damage your home in Bentonville 12 months out of the year. Although many mold species prefer warmer temperatures, the fact is fungal infestations of one or more of the roughly 100,000 identified types could find your home hospitable in any season. Our company educates our microbial abatement technicians about remediation techniques that work at in any environment at any time.

In the colder months, mold damage in Bentonville can result from moisture buildup from ice dams. Ice dams result when gutter and downspout systems clog from leaf litter, improper installation, or damage -- often due to a combination of these factors. Precipitation does not drain away as needed, and colder temperatures cause a cycle of freezing and melting that forces moisture under roofing materials and through the eave joints. If the attic area has insufficient insulation warm air from the house exacerbates the problem, accelerating the melting while opening spaces for the water to intrude.

Moisture plus the spores always present in the air and on surfaces results in mold growth in the hidden spaces of your upper levels. SERVPRO crews are familiar with the phenomenon and are masters of methods to remediate the damage. We follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when responding to mold damage to keep you and your family safe while managing the problem efficiently.

The SERVPRO crew chief assesses the extent of the mold damage, including tracing the potential migration of the colonies as we follow the movement of the moisture. We contain the moldy area, using physical barriers such as heavy plastic sheeting, and considering employing technology such as negative pressure air scrubbers that filter and vent the contaminants during the project.

We use mechanical methods to remove the mold, brushes, and scrapers accomplishing the task. If porous materials are affected, techniques like soda blasting remediate the structural components in many cases. The SERVPRO crew bags and disposes of the moldy materials according to local regulations, including any building materials or stored items we cannot clean adequately.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready to assist with mold remediation any time a homeowner suspects a problem. Call us at (479) 787-7377 when you notice staining or that distinctive musty odor that might signal a mold damage problem.

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Discover Secrets For Water Damage Remediation After Damage in Your Rogers Home

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Discover Secrets For Water Damage Remediation After Damage in Your Rogers Home Regardless of the way in which water damage affected your home, calling SERVPRO is the most effective method to mitigate the situation.

Why SERVPRO Is The First Call For Water Removal In Rogers

Removing water from your Rogers property might seem like something within your ability to do yourself. Armed with a mop and bucket or a wet/dry vacuum, some homeowners might believe they can locate and rid their home of all excess water from a leak, a backup, an overflow, or an appliance malfunction. Whether the reasoning is to save money, avoid a wait, or take personal responsibility, failing to engage our professional services usually is a misinformed choice.

Water removal for your Rogers home can be quite a bit more complicated than expected. Depending on the source of the water in your home, you might contend with some severe contamination risks. Dangerous bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens thrive in overland flood waters or sewage from a waste pipe back up. Our professional water removal technicians prepare to contain and dispose of gray and black water appropriately and according to local regulations.

Proper handling of toxic substances is one reason why SERVPRO technicians deliver preferred results when you need water removal. Thorough scanning for hidden pockets of water and moisture monitoring are also essential services we make available during any water removal project we accept. Small amounts of water that remain saturated within structural components can become big problems. Moisture continues the progressive deterioration of building materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, wooden and metal framing, and more. If more than 24 to 48 hours pass without eliminating the moisture, mold growth and damage is a real possibility.

The commercial capacity of our pumps and water extractors are further proof of why SERVPRO is worth the hire. Water removal needs to happen fast, so we have multiples of each type of equipment on our service trucks. Our technicians properly position and operate these powerful tools to eradicate the water swiftly, many hands making short work. Once the visible and trapped water is gone our crews switch out removal for drying equipment, high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers bringing moisture measures back to normal levels.  

Once you enjoy the professionalism and efficiency of our water removal services, you will know why SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties needs to be on your speed dial. Call us at (479) 787-7377 when you need a reliable partner to remove water from your home fast.
 
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SERVPRO Provides Professional Touches to Restore Siloam Springs Properties after Flood Losses

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Provides Professional Touches to Restore Siloam Springs Properties after Flood Losses SERVPRO Says to Siloam Springs Property Owners--Have Flood Insurance

Putting the Pieces Back Together After Flood Damage in Siloam Springs

Disasters in Siloam Springs that affect your family can leave you reeling from the shock. Your home, once damaged, becomes unfit to live in and you realize its importance to your family members' well-being and stability. We can help you regain this and get everything back to normal again.
 
Once your home in Siloam Springs suffers flood damage or other water-related disasters, you need someone who can help you through the complicated maze that such catastrophes create. SERVPRO specialists can help in relieving stress and worry. We know what your home needs to become safe again.
 
Flood damage during the winter months can take longer to mitigate because of the colder temperatures making evaporation slower. We use heaters and other tools to maintain a temperature conducive to a good evaporation rate. We need to remove as much of the damaged and non-restorable materials as quickly as possible.
 
These items include the carpeting and padding wherever affected by flood water, plus anything about nine inches above the flood line on walls. This includes drywall, plaster, paneling, and stucco. Even if these seem undamaged, their porosity means they now contain substances carried in on the flood. These can include microbes, toxic pathogens, and other odor-causing particles.
 
Our goal is to guide you in the mitigation and restoration process so compiling accurate inventory sheets of damaged items and structural needs can show your insurance adjuster the complete scope of your family's claim. We utilize the CCIS form to log all items and materials affected by the flooding. Because we work with many of the insurance companies in the area, though we are not insurance adjusters, we try to interface to expedite the cleanup, drying, and restoration while maintaining the prescribed budget.
 
When you have to deal with a flood loss, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377. We are always here to help the residents of Lowell, Decatur, and Eureka Springs get their lives back together and on track again.

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SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore The Beauty to Your Flood-Damaged Home

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore The Beauty to Your Flood-Damaged Home Don't let winter rains overtake your residential home.

Return The Beauty To Your Bella Vista Home After Flood Damage

Although winter is fast approaching, the precipitation received in Bella Vista is not always of the fluffy, frozen type. In areas like ours where the temperature rarely sees lows below the mid-20s and highs often approaching the mid to upper 40s throughout the colder months, heavy rains are predictable in place of snow. Downpours can lead to flooding. We respond to wet lower levels all seasons of the year.

Snowpack and frozen ground interfere with the ground’s ability to absorb during winter rains in Bella Vista. Flood damage follows, which can harm flooring, walls, and contents of the areas of your home at or below the flooding. High-efficiency water pumps and extractors along with an IICRC-trained crew to operate are the keys to removing the water. Sophisticated moisture meters and infrared scanners help out crews locate all moisture wherever it migrates in your home after flooding.

The critical baseline elements to a successful flood damage restoration are complete standing water removal and structural drying. Partially or fully finished basements or lower level walkout are particularly susceptible to severe water damage. SERVPRO utilizes innovations in the restoration industry to eliminate even difficult to access water.

In a finished lower level pulling as much water as possible from hardwood or tile floors is mandatory. Laminate flooring often stands in for hardwood, laid over a concrete base. Although laminate and carpet coverings many times do not fare well during flooding, requiring tear out and removal, SERVPRO has strategies for hardwood, tile and the concrete subfloor.

Concrete dries slowly, but it cannot be ignored as any moisture remaining can re-saturate the flooring. SERVPRO also takes advantage of the Injectidry system, placing drying mats attached to negative air pressure equipment to pull water out through the joints between planks. Although tile floors seem waterproof, moisture can get between and then below the tiles through grout lines. The Injectidry assists to complete the drying in those circumstances.

Sanitization with EPA registered disinfectants is the next step because flood waters are by definition contaminated. SERVPRO ensures that the remaining moisture is converted to water vapor and then condensed or absorbed for disposal. Air movers, heaters, and evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers help complete that process.

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SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready for a flood damage challenge winter, spring, summer, or fall. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment if winter rain storms cause flooding in your home.

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If A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Bella Vista, We Are The Team To Call!

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Bella Vista, We Are The Team To Call! Heavy rains and late autumn storms can challenge even a well-structured home in Bella Vista.

Why SERVPRO Gets The Call For Flood Damage In Bella Vista

Heavy rains and late autumn storms can challenge even a well-structured home in Bella Vista. If several days of rain saturate the ground, water can seep in through the walls of the foundation or invade the crawl space. Torrential microbursts can result in flash flooding. A windstorm can send tree limbs to tear off shingles or abrade siding, allowing rainwater inside. Our crews can answer you call for help.

Homeowners find many tasks need completion when flood damage occurs in Bella Vista, which is why SERVPRO gets the call. A full-service restoration service is needed for all aspects of recovery from the flooding. We offer efficient water removal, even when the power is knocked out by the storm. Our service vehicles feature truck-mounted water extractors and gas powered submersible pumps, taking care of business long before the electricity is back on.

Our IICRC-certified technicians are experts in moisture metering, following water migration and locating hidden cavities filled with flood waters. We commit to removing all standing water and establishing drying goals using moisture metered baselines. This adherence to best restoration practices is why SERVPRO leads in flood damage restoration.

Structural drying follows water removal, and our technicians are experts in positioning air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers for the best outcome. It is crucial that moisture levels return to normal fast, as mold growth can begin as soon as one to two days after the water event. One overlooked reason, why SERVPRO is the preferred company when you have flood damage, is our ability to board up and tarp roof and siding breaches before any other work begins. This prevents new sources of moisture from encouraging microbial growth or from worsening the existing flood damage.

Treatment with EPA registered antimicrobials also minimizes secondary damage and ensures success as our crews move into repairs and final restoration. A streamlined process from remediation through restoration is why SERVPRO delivers a comprehensive recovery effort to customers suffering from flood damage.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is a reliable solution to the many layers of destruction storms can bring to residents. Call (479) 787-7377 with confidence 24/7.

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