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Air Quality Is Very Important After A Fire In Your Bentonville Home

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Air Quality Is Very Important After A Fire In Your Bentonville Home Give us a call today at (479) 787-7377.

Choosing The Right Air Purifier For Bentonville Fire Damage

Our fire loss recovery specialists that help to return your Bentonville property to preloss condition after an incident rely heavily on our advanced equipment and machinery. From debris removal to air quality concerns that exist after extinguishment, there are many steps to returning your property to its original state. The indoor air quality after a widespread fire loss can get compromised by soot, smoke residue, contaminants, mold spores, debris, and odors. Our professionals have an array of options to clean these environmental threats, including hydroxyl generators and ozone machines.

Air quality concerns like particulates and odors can be very challenging for Bentonville homeowners after a fire. With the swift response of our SERVPRO professionals to ensure that mitigation gets started promptly, we can reduce the spread of these damaging effects throughout the property with containment strategies and these air purification units. Choosing the correct equipment is an important decision and involves multiple factors.

Ozone machines are a common selection for both deodorization and air purification of affected areas, contents, and materials throughout a fire-damaged property. Unfortunately, ozone machines are also a danger to humans and pets in a home, so their use must happen when no one else is around. This technology is also the basis for ozone chambers, which is a staple of recovery for our SERVPRO contents department restoring individual items pulled from your residence.

A safer alternative and also a common choice for both deodorization and cleaning air with an onboard HEPA filter is the hydroxyl generator. This process can pull air across this filter and remove contaminants, spores, and particulates as small as 0.3 microns. By reducing the presence of soot and smoke particulates in the environment, fewer surfaces and contents throughout your home can become damaged by these effects.

Fires can present multiple concerns for homeowners, but our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties fire restoration specialists can help with mitigation solutions and air purification equipment to make fire loss “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (479) 787-7377.

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The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation for Your Rogers Commercial Property

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation for Your Rogers Commercial Property Water damage in your business can be detrimental and overwhelming. Don't go at it alone. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Useful Steps When Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Rogers Realtor Office

When you deal with real estate, clients expect you to be organized, which can mean different things to different people. However, being on time when you schedule meetings and maintaining proper records of any transactions are among the bare minimums. A water spill incident can ruin your established routine of operations or worse, damage documents and electronics holding vital information for your business operations.

Although you might fail to prevent the main event that causes commercial water damage in Rogers, you can prevent secondary ones that amplify the effect it has on your business. Actions that prevent water from sitting too long in the affected areas help minimize the level of damage caused. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of water extractors, including the high capacity truck-mounted variety, which expedite the removal process.

In your real estate office, you probably have several paper files and other documents making it a high-risk area for unwanted water intrusion. Even minimal exposure to water or the presence of higher than usual levels of humidity in the air can lead to smudges and other issues that would render the documents useless. Water intrusion can also interfere, even if you run a paperless operation, by damaging your electronic equipment such as computers and printers. Our SERVPRO technicians can help take actions like document freezing to stop further deterioration of any affected papers. We also help remove electronics from the loss site and dry them before a professional can perform through inspection.

Most water spills in office environments might involve clean water because the most likely sources are burst plumbing lines or accidentally tripped sprinklers. However, such incidents still leave the office soiled because water spreads debris. It might also dissolve dyes in fabrics such as curtains or upholstery items. Our SERVPRO technicians do a thorough cleaning of the entire loss site removing any traces of soiling "Like it never even happened."

For an adequately managed restoration of water loss situations in Bentonville, Bella Vista and Siloam Springs, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377. We are available 24/7.

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If Your Bentonville Home Is Hit By A Flood, You Need To Contact Our Experts For Help!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If Your Bentonville Home Is Hit By A Flood, You Need To Contact Our Experts For Help! Call us round the clock to schedule an assessment and consultation at (479) 787-7377.

Streamline Flood Damage Restoration With A Pack-Out In Bentonville

Spring and summer storms bring the risk of significant flooding to the homeowners of Bentonville. If your home is in the path of torrential rains, winds, and tornadoes, you likely must cope with the stark reality of gallons of contaminated water pouring through and pooling inside your home. Work with us to remediate the structure and the contents of your home with a pack-out.

Transporting furnishings, household goods, and personal items to our production facility helps simplify the restoration of flood damage in your Bentonville home. When our crews can move through the damaged spaces of your dwelling without impediment, we contain and remove water and dry out the building materials more rapidly. The time otherwise spent repositioning large pieces of furniture and quantities of other items time is better spent mitigating the spread of moisture to unaffected areas and remediating the damaged spaces.

Never fear that moving your possessions temporarily to our secure and climate controlled facility exposes them to further damage or loss. We use the Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to document and track the items packed-out. Lists, barcoding, and digital photos ensure we record the location and condition of each item. Our production facility technicians employ sophisticated techniques to clean, disinfect, and dry out items damaged, storing all property appropriately after restoration until return to your remediated home.

The resources SERVPRO has to restore the packed-out articles include commercial laundry and dry cleaning options for clothing, linens, window coverings, and other soft items, including the toys that make your little ones feel more at home. We restore articles that hold precious memories like photos, letters, journals, books, and documents using an innovative freeze-drying technique. Other methods match to the materials and extent of flood damage. Throughout we work with both you and your insurance company to ensure the replacement of irreparably damaged items and to limit your out of pocket costs.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready as soon as possible to assist residents of our communities with flood-damaged structures and contents. Call us round the clock to schedule an assessment and consultation at (479) 787-7377.

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What is the Best Way to Dry Contents in Your Water Damaged Rogers Home?

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What is the Best Way to Dry Contents in Your Water Damaged Rogers Home? SERVPRO can dry your water damaged collections.

Divide and Conquer When Both Your Rogers Home and Its Contents Suffer Water Damage 

Homeowners struggle when floors, walls, and ceilings show the harm unexpected water incursion brings. The challenges get even more intense when the unwanted water soaks into furnishings, rugs, books, papers, and window or floor coverings. The talented technicians in our production facility can evaluate the damage done to the contents of your home and take the right steps to restore a broad range of items when a pack-out transports the articles from your house to our headquarters.

It is no surprise that water damage affects more than the structure of your Rogers home. Regardless of the source of the water, many household goods and personal possessions absorb moisture if they are staged or stored in a space where water invaded. Our highly-qualified crews have strategies to clean, dry, and restore both building materials and movable property. A pack-out permits our employees to focus on the requirements of each type of water damage remediation. 

SERVPRO uses a detailed and secure Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to track the progress of water damage restoration efforts for items temporarily moved out of your home. We use lists, digital photographs, and barcoding to document the packed-out inventory, helping you support insurance claims. You can also feel confident that we made all restorative efforts before choosing to discard or replace any property. 

Specialized water damage mitigation techniques such as freeze-drying for paper and photos, controlled drying modules for furniture or electronics, and commercial washing and drying equipment for clothing, linens, and window treatments restore the function and appearance of your possessions. Meanwhile, the SERVPRO crew members working on the damage to your home’s structure face fewer impediments as they remove the water and dry out the affected spaces. 

We clear items from rooms that incur water damaged wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood floors to streamline the drying process. SERVPRO technicians complete in-place drying of carpets using weighted wands, carefully making multiple passes while avoiding stretching the fabric without concern about rust spots or staining from the furniture. Likewise, hardwood floors respond well to negative air pressure suction, and it is much easier to configure the drying mats if furnishings and other items are safely moved out rather than needing continual repositioning. 

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has both your home and contents covered when water damage is the challenge. Call us at  (479) 787-7377 to set up an assessment.

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Be Ready for Flood Damage as Seasonal Storms Rage Through Bentonville

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Ready for Flood Damage as Seasonal Storms Rage Through Bentonville We have the necessary equipment to thoroughly take on any of your flood damage needs.

Don’t let storms take over your home, SERVPRO technicians are standing by.

Tornadoes, hail, and flash flooding are in the news for the Bentonville area this spring. Fast action from our professional project managers and work crews ensures both your family’s safety and professional remediation of the structural components and contents of your home if a storm causes flooding that damages your Northwest Arkansas property. 

Even with sophisticated storm prediction, flood damage in Bentonville is hard to avoid entirely if your home is in the path of the storm. What you can plan is to engage our expert remediation services as the waters rise. We mobilize comprehensive flooding mitigation services to answer your call as soon as possible. Rapid water containment and removal, cleanup of soiling and other residues, disinfection with EPA-registered agents, and structural drying are vital to the integrity of your home.

SERVPRO work crews earn certification for flood damage remediation through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses and continuing education. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WDT) are well-prepared to commence water removal as soon as management assesses the flooding scenario and develops a remediation plan.

We use submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors to remove the water. As floodwater usually contains contaminants we contain and dispose of it according to local regulations. SERVPRO technicians use sensitive moisture detection devices to determine how wet the flooded building materials are, and also employ thermal scanning devices to locate any trapped water pockets behind walls, under floors, or in other cavities.

Controlled demolition tactics like flood cuts allow access to release water and ensure adequate structural drying. SERVPRO configures a pattern of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of the building materials and to capture and dispose of it. We also use appropriate cleaners to remove the residues of dirty flood waters off surfaces. Final steps include treatment with antimicrobial registered with the EPA to inhibit the growth of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens flood waters might contain.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has trained and experienced crews and state of the art equipment to restore the damage done to your home by flood waters. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to schedule an immediate appointment to evaluate what is needed to bring your home back to pre-flood condition.

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Bentonville Home After A Fire

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Bentonville Home After A Fire We have the equipment to handle your kitchen fire damage and we are here to help 24/7. So don't hesitate and call right away.

SERVPRO Removes Lingering Reminders of Fire Damage After a Small Bentonville Kitchen Fire

Even though the amount of fire damage was low, a small fire in a kitchen should be professionally addressed to avoid secondary problems. Other issues such as foul lingering odors or soot particles so tiny they can travel along the rims of screw-top jars and contaminate unopened food items.

SERVPRO handles large and small fire damage calls in Bentonville. When dealing with a fire that has occurred in a kitchen, it is common to find smoke residue on the walls and ceiling. There may still be residue from a fire extinguisher in the form of a fine powder in the area if one was used in putting out the fire. If the fire department was called and water was used, our technicians inspect the area for moisture retention, especially in the floor and wall cavities.

Because the majority of cooking fires involve proteins and the combustion of fats, the odor can be particularly pungent and generally cannot be removed with standard cleaning methods. One of the first things our technicians do is contain the area in which the fire occurred to stop any further spread of soot and odors. Then the real work begins.

Hand vacuums with HEPA filters to capture the particulate matter are used on surfaces from floor to ceiling to ensure any remaining residual soot is removed. At this stage, if drying is needed, it is applied. Then smoke residue is wiped away using our professional-grade solutions that disinfect and deodorize in one step.

Neutralizing lingering odors is crucial to mitigating fire damage, and sometimes hand-cleaning is not enough to altogether remove scents that are embedded in the room. SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of odor control and often apply multiple methods to eradicate odors including the use of specialized equipment to ensure any odors left behind are gone and not merely covered up. So there are no reminders of the cooking mishap.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties proudly serves our local community with fire damage cleanup. Our emergency response teams are available 24-hours at (479) 787-7377, and we can make your fire loss, "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Provides Businesses in the Bentonville Area with Fast, Professional Water Removal Services

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Provides Businesses in the Bentonville Area with Fast, Professional Water Removal Services Vehicles from SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties Arriving for Another Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Project

Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Bentonville with a Minimal Loss of Revenue

An in-house water emergency needs rectifying as soon as possible. Moisture naturally migrates from wet to dry meaning that the initial source of the leak can quickly become more severe by entering cavities, crawlspaces or subfloor. The time-frame for restoration works like this are more acute for commercial properties given that events can lead to a temporary closure. A closing can lead to loss of revenues as well as impacting the reputation of customer-facing industries like hotels, bars or restaurants.

The core principle when performing restoration of commercial water damage in Bentonville is to dry the property. Although, some staining should be remediated while fabrics are still wet to ensure the best results. SERVPRO technicians are methodical in deciding the best course of action before work begins. We achieve this by investing in training and qualifications for our locally sourced technicians.

We believe that communication is essential. Many commercial properties have existed for decades and have an unusual architectural design or pre-existing issues. Our teams are led by a project manager for large-scale tasks who can communicate with you directly throughout the service. Keeping an open dialogue has helped us to work efficiently, mitigating damages and minimizing the risk of secondary issues.

For smaller spillage resulting in water damages, we can quickly begin to eliminate any pooling water even as we inspect affected areas. For an incident in a public restroom, rapid water removal can prevent damage to tile flooring and sink vanities. Opening up amenities to customers is crucial to maintaining a professional and organized experience.

Getting a business ready for customers to return is also about controlling odor. Water, mainly if left overnight, can stagnate or loosen pre-existing soiling causing an unpleasant smell.
In most cases, drying a property causes odors to dissipate and become no longer noticeable. If this is not the case, we can remedy this by applying surface cleansers with deodorant properties that help to neutralize odor particles at the source. We can also utilize a ULV ultra-light fogging technique to alter offensive smelling molecules chemically.

Our services are geared toward getting your business back to its best as soon as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 888-4521.

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Read This to Change How You Perceive Water Damage Remediation in Rogers

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Read This to Change How You Perceive Water Damage Remediation in Rogers For water damage resulting from an overflowing sink, you need quick action. Team SERVPRO is available 24/7 for emergency calls.

Steps That Reduce the Impact of Water Damage in Rogers

Water loss incidents happen fast and leave a wide range of damages in the affected property. If a sink in a room upstairs overflows when no one is around to turn off the water, it can leave large swathes of the house wet. Even clean water soils property by spreading debris such as dust. It can also cause stains by causing bleeding of dyes in fabrics such as draperies. Proper cleanup and drying are necessary after such an incident affects your Rogers homes.

Removing any pools is the priority after water damage in Rogers since the longer the water sits, the higher the rate of migration. Gravity accelerates water migration rate, so a spill in upper floors affects large areas if extraction is not carried out fast. Our SERVPRO technicians tackle this problem using high capacity equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors. We also have different extraction wands for use in carpeted areas and other surfaces such as wooden expediting the process.

Removing pools of standing water is a significant step forward, but it does not complete the task since moisture is likely to remain in building materials and contents. Evaluating which areas are wet is necessary to allow proper drying measures. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors to check which materials are wet. In case we suspect wetness in areas concealed by walls or other structures, we use thermal cameras, which eliminate the need to open up walls. Depending on the levels of moisture found, our SERVPRO technicians can take different approaches including using air movers and dehumidifiers to dry areas affected by the incident "Like it never even happened."

Different types of soiling require different approaches when cleaning to achieve positive results. Water spills mostly involve clean or gray water, so stains and debris dispersal are the primary forms of soiling. Our SERVPRO technicians identify the staining to determine the best removal option. In a case of rust stains, we avoid chlorine-based products during removal because they set such stains. Our water extractors also have heating capabilities, which we use to improve the outcome of restorative cleaning.

For all incidents involving water, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to help restore your property to the preloss state. You can reach us at (479) 787-7377 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Property In Bentonville

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Property In Bentonville Call us at (479) 787-7377 to get skilled technicians and supportive equipment on the scene.

Fast Fire Damage Remediation Gets Your Tenants Back Home In Bentonville

Landlords have a heightened responsibility when a rental property suffers from the aftermath of a fire in Bentonville. Residential multi-family rental units affected by fire can put many of your renters out on the street if a speedy response is not arranged. Our reliable disaster restoration teams clean up fast after a fire, often using containment methods that permit your tenants to stay on the premises during the restoration project.

Apartment fire damage in Bentonville needs the steady, skilled, and experienced guidance of our seasoned crew leaders and work crews to overcome the aftermath. We can scale our response to the magnitude of damage done to your rental units. Our crew members hold multiple certifications from the IICRC to manage the many tasks needed to clean up the debris, manage charring to structural components, remove soot, and eliminate lingering odors.

The first job of the project focuses on water removal and structural drying. Water from sprinkler systems and firefighting efforts save the apartment building but require immediate remediation to prevent slip and fall risk and the possibility of electric shock. Unremediated water damage also exposes your rental units to the potential for mold growth.

SERVPRO crews then move space to space to clean up debris and address soot residues. We match the types of soot found with the appropriate tools and products. Ashy soot brushes off with dry sponges and vacuums up. Protein-based soot from a kitchen fire needs a solvent-based cleaner and a more aggressive scrubbing with abrasive tools.

Fires that consumed fabrics, damp materials, or started because of an electrical malfunction lay down thick and sticky soot. SERVPRO uses cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants that loosen this soot so that it can wipe away. As we complete each stage, our crews can add negative pressure air scrubbing machinery that traps airborne soot and the smells it carries while limited drift of fire residues to unaffected areas.

Persistent odors neutralize when we employ state of the art technology like thermal foggers or ozone or hydroxyl generators. SERVPRO deodorization technicians work tirelessly until the unpleasant smells exit. This is a crucial step for current tenant enjoyment of the premises and for future renters as well.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties brings fast and highly qualified help to the landlords in the communities we serve. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to get skilled technicians and supportive equipment on the scene.

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How Safe is Your Bella Vista Home After a Flood?

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Safe is Your Bella Vista Home After a Flood? Our technicians are trained to take care of all of your personal contents & furniture and restore them from flood damage.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Restoration Services to Bella Vista Homes

While there are many pressing concerns in your Bella Vista home after an emergency like a flood, homeowners should get cautioned about assessing these potential damages and threats on their own. Without credible information to determine the structural integrity of affected and exposed materials, flooring, and walls, unskilled and unprepared individuals could end up injured. Our professionals work to assess the damage quickly and thoroughly in your home to ensure that work can get started immediately to return it to preloss conditions.

Regardless of how the flood damage occurred and the type of floodwater that you have throughout your Bella Vista home, numerous steps must be taken to return your property to its original state. From the time that our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your home, we bring out containment and extraction machines to prevent the spread of the floodwater from getting any worse. With saturation occurring almost immediately with porous materials like drywall, many of these exposed areas can become structurally compromised after only a brief period.

Personal protective equipment can help our SERVPRO professionals safely evaluate the damage throughout your property. We also cautiously inspect compromised structural elements to determine which, if any, require replacement during the restoration of your flood-damaged home. Our respirators have replaceable cartridges that can keep our team continually protected from potential airborne contaminants, mold spores, and other debris or particulates.

Contaminants are a potential threat as well after flooding, regardless of how this flooding might have occurred. At a minimum, our professional cleaning must occur throughout affected areas before you can safely return to your property and assess the progress of our technicians. If materials become too saturated or too exposed to potential bacteria and contamination, our team can remove the damaged portions to make reconstruction by a residential contractor faster and more cost-effective.

While there could be many steps to restoring your home after a flood, you have to first appreciate that the cleaning and attention your property needs is not something you can do on your own. Our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (479) 787-7377.

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