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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) 763-3220. 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) 888-4521 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) 888-2491 with confidence 24/7.

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Don't Let Your Fire Suppression Sprinklers Unexpectedly Soak Your Bottom Line

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Your Fire Suppression Sprinklers Unexpectedly Soak Your Bottom Line A damaged sprinkler head can allow a lot of water to quickly flood your business.

Restoring Water Damage in Your Rogers Department Store

Department stores offer the Rogers community variance and a convenient location to buy high-quality wares. With the competitive nature of retailers, even a small water damage incident could prove damaging to your business and foot traffic. Knowing whom to call and how to get the situation resolved quickly can reduce the impact that an unexpected disaster has on your profit margin.

While there are many potential sources for water damage in your Rogers department store, a common culprit is the sprinkler system. With heads conveniently placed throughout the showroom floor, a misplaced ladder could be enough to break one off. The trouble with this network for fire suppression is that often there is no convenient location to turn off the supply of water, and so the entire portion of open pipe empties at the newly opened hole.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand how detrimental a situation like this could be for business, let alone for the affected stock underneath the break. Our team of professionals can arrive quickly to help mitigate the situation by removing these at-risk items from the affected area for evaluation and restoration where possible. We can work quickly to sop up and extract excess water in the area that could pose a potential falling hazard for customers or employees as well.

Depending on the severity and size of the affected area, our professionals could work with management to minimize our presence within the store while still implementing the appropriate equipment and processes required to remove the moisture from the area and dry out the damaged elements completely. Based on the affected area and required equipment and personnel to restore the effects, you might not need to shut your doors to your customers at all.

Water damages that affect your department store require immediate attention from competent and trained professionals equipped to handle fast drying and extraction. Our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties response team can help you to overcome the effects of a damaged sprinkler system and allow you to get back to serving your customers quickly. Give us a call whenever you need us at (479) 787-7377.

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Why Siloam Springs Property Owners rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Siloam Springs Property Owners rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation Mold and Water Cleanup and Remediation in Siloam Springs--Why SERVPRO-The Photo Depicts the Effort

Restoring Indoor Air Quality After Mold Attacks Your Siloam Springs Home

A troublesome aspect of disasters and unexpected occurrences within your Siloam Springs home is how little homeowners get prepared for all of the potential adverse effects. Even with something that seems on the simpler side of cleanup and restoration, such as mold growth, the widespread consequences and conditions present in your home not only require some understanding to keep the occupants of the property safe but also our skilled technicians.

With mold damages, many Siloam Springs homeowners do not see the situation as of considerable risk. Many get misguided into a belief that inaction allows the organism to die off naturally without much incident. A particularly threatening effect of mold growth in your home is mold spores circulating throughout the affected environment and colonizing new areas of the structure. Often a pervasive odor from an active infestation generates poor indoor air quality.

Our SERVPRO technicians have industry-leading equipment specifically designed to help improve the indoor air quality IAQ when mold damage has affected materials and areas of your home. Among the chief pieces of equipment used by our professionals, air scrubbers play a significant role in improving the environment following the growth of mold spreading throughout regions of your residence.

The role of air scrubbers in your home is to catch particulates and mold spores as small as .3 microns traveling throughout the environment. Not only can this HEPA filtration equipment help our SERVPRO remediation technicians isolate the affected area and prevent further spread of the organism, but it also works to clear the pungent odors with additional activated carbon filters. When called for, we can prepare the treated area for post-testing by a third party. For those who wish a complete remediation service, with no surprises down the line, Why SERVPRO is the answer.

When the sharp odor is particularly stringent, we can set up hydroxyl generators or thermal foggers. These tools break up odor molecules and neutralize them on contact. This gear is also beneficial for smoke remediation work. There are many reasons Why SERVPRO is the solution provider to a secure home environment.

Finding mold growth in your home is a situation that requires immediate attention from trained applied microbial remediation specialists AMRT that are IICRC certified. Fungal growth not only presents a risk to structural materials but can also cause health effects to the occupants. Give our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties team a call today at (479) 888-2491 for a safer home.

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After A Fire To Your Bentonville Property We Can Help With The Restoration And Insurance Claims Process

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire To Your Bentonville Property We Can Help With The Restoration And Insurance Claims Process While you might never get prepared to face fire damage in your home, you can remain assured that the right restoration company can help you.

Restoration And Insurance Claims After A Fire In Your Bentonville Home

One of the most frustrating things about disasters impacting your Bentonville home can sometimes be securing the means of affording the appropriate restoration that your residence needs to return to its original condition. Often this process involves filing a claim with your insurance provider offering coverage for your home, but it can be a challenge to provide them with the information they need to file and process a claim when you do not know where to begin.

Overcoming fire damages to your Bentonville home is something that our SERVPRO technicians get trained to do, and we have the industry-leading equipment and expertise to handle any effect we might face. We are also well-equipped to help you through the stresses of this traumatic experience and help you throughout the claims process to guarantee that things get pushed through quickly which allows restoration work to begin as soon as possible.

One of the ways that SERVPRO can assure our assistance in dealing with insurance companies and their claim process is by estimating and assessing the damage to your home before you begin the process. By doing this, our SERVPRO estimator can communicate directly with the insurance adjuster and personnel to provide them with the precise information that they need to file and process a claim you make for your home’s restoration.

It is good to have a line of communication open to ensure that everyone remains on the same page throughout the restoration process. We offer steady updates to both you the client and your respective insurance provider about progress and expected time to reach designated milestones in recovering the damage to your property.

While you might never get prepared to face fire damage in your home, you can remain assured that the right restoration company can help you to restore the effects fully. Our highly trained experts have the expertise and training to handle any facet of fire restoration, and we have experience working with insurance providers throughout the area to expedite the processing of your claim. Give our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties emergency response team a call whenever you need us at (479) 888-2491.

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How Our Team Can Help You Prepare For A Flood In Bella Vista

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Team Can Help You Prepare For A Flood In Bella Vista A flood can damage your home, and you need help from the experts at SERVPRO.

Preparing For A Flood In Your Bella Vista Residence

While there are situations that affect Bella Vista homes with no warning that can cause catastrophic damages, many natural disasters that occur offer some degree of warning to allow residents to prepare their homes for what is coming. In situations like flooding from heavy rainfall or severe weather systems, especially with prolonged bouts of rain that take rivers and streams beyond their crest days later, homeowners have a small window of time to take preventative measures to protect their home as best as they can.

When you are looking to avoid flood damages in your Bella Vista home, your degree of success depends on your proximity to the established floodplains of the area. Lower lying properties are at the greatest risk for the rising waters, and even the most elaborate of measures often cannot hold back the strength of flood waters rushing towards a house. There are some things that you can do to lessen the impact of the incident on your family, however.

Of all of the training and restoration techniques that our SERVPRO technicians have at our disposal, we cannot protect your family as you could. The first thing that you should always consider is the legitimacy of the threat of flooding and act in accordance with evacuations issued for the area you live.

Another thing that you should do as you prepare for the inevitability of flooding is to take what time you have and save the things that matter the most to you from your house. While your insurance company and our SERVPRO professionals can protect much of the belongings inside of the house as well as provide coverage for the home itself, they cannot give you back photo albums that got ruined in the disaster or keepsakes that are irreplaceable.

It might not seem like you can avoid some disasters that threaten your home over the years, but you can always have an assured way of bringing your home back to the way it used to be. Trust our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties technicians to respond quickly in an emergency to help you clean up the mess and restore the damage your home has sustained. Give us a call anytime at (479) 763-3220.

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Ultimate Solution to Water Damage in Your Siloam Springs Home

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ultimate Solution to Water Damage in Your Siloam Springs Home Drying out your water damaged hardwood flooring too fast or too slowly can cause it to buckle. Contact SERVPRO when requiring water removal services.

Why You Need Professional Water Removal for Hardwood Floors in Siloam Springs

Water removal can appear straightforward when your Siloam Springs home experiences what seems like a minor flood. Because water drains into cracks and hidden cavities, you may think it is gone and no longer poses a risk. Many materials used to construct your home absorb moisture, swelling, warping, or crumbling in places you cannot easily see. Our technicians use sophisticated moisture monitoring equipment to find and remove the water before using effective structural drying strategies.

A common complication when water removal in Siloam Springs is incomplete in your house is permanent hardwood floor damage. Water that floods over your beautifully finished floors also sinks into and soaks the subfloor. If moisture levels do not return to normal quickly, the planks of your hardwood floor can experience warping, buckling, cupping, or crowning. Advanced water extraction and drying methods stop progressive damage and can reverse many of the effects of the moisture.

After an assessment of the damage by our crew chief, SERVPRO technicians swing into action to restore your hardwood floors. Our service vehicles always contain pumps, wanded water extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. We also have special drying mats designed to pull moisture out of multiple levels of wood flooring. Our crew uses the pumps if the water is deeper than 2 inches, and then moves to extractors to clear the visible water.

The floor drying mats operate by creating a vacuum to remove the water saturating the hardwood and supporting subfloors. SERVPRO technicians measure moisture levels across the surface and position the mats to extract most efficiently.  Edges of the mats are sealed to the floor with tape and hoses link the mats to negative air pressure suction, intended to extract the moisture.

Drying the surfaces at all levels is essential. If the top layer is dried out without addressing the water in the subfloor, a number of problems can arise. The lingering moisture can resaturate the top layer, causing the wood to cup, or push up on each edge of a plank. If the floor is sanded to even out cupping before the moisture in the material measures at a normal level, crowning occurs, with the center of each plank higher than the edges prematurely sanded down. Monitoring all the changes and interpreting the results requires training and professional experience in the science of drying.

When you need water removal, SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready with the trained technicians and appropriate and advanced equipment. Call (479) 763-3220 as soon as practical to arrange for an assessment and development of a water removal plan.

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Hidden Problems With Used Dishwashers in a Siloam Springs Kitchen can Cause Commercial Water Damage

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Hidden Problems With Used Dishwashers in a Siloam Springs Kitchen can Cause Commercial Water Damage If your commercial kitchen suffers from equipment break down, contact SERVPRO technicians complete the water cleanup.

Problems with Second-Hand Appliances Require Commercial Water Cleanup in Siloam Springs

New business ventures in Siloam Springs often try to reduce start-up costs as much as possible, especially in the very beginning. Doing so can cause more harm than good, though, when second-hand appliances malfunction. Using a 'new' dishwasher in your new restaurant can cause serious problems when the housing leaks hot soapy water all over your floor.
 
When a new business forms, it benefits our local economy, so preventing permanent damage with prompt and professional commercial water cleanup in Siloam Springs when disasters happen is crucial. SERVPRO crews are always on standby to help with such accidents by thoroughly cleaning them up. Preventing soggy floors and microbial growth protects your business from ever-increasing problematic situations.
 
Our crew members hold certificates in mitigation from the IICRC, and we understand how such disasters can affect your business. We mitigate using water cleanup methods that remove the water and undo the damage already caused. Removing the water and returning water vapor levels in the air to normal levels eliminates the possibility of future damage from occurring.
 
Airing out the kitchen where the incident happened can help keep humidity low, but we must concentrate our efforts on drying out the floor, also. Heated mats help achieve this as they increase the rate of evaporation and then extract the moisture, collecting it in a special chamber. We dispose of this water when full.
 
When the moisture readings show the area is once again within the normal range for that type of material, we can check for permanent damage. Permanent and unwanted changes are much more likely when the water was hot and contained soap than if the water was cold and free of any other additives. Restoring your restaurant's kitchen floor after a major spill is vital to preventing falls due to uneven flooring. Depending on the type of flooring, we may replace part of it with similar material or remove it so we can restore it more easily. We always discuss such issues with you so you can decide which option works best for your needs and goals.
 
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties can help your Berryville, Bella Vista, or Lowell business keep its doors open and continue serving the public. Contact us when you need water cleanup services to get things normal again, “Like it never even happened,” by calling (479) 763-3220, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Green Forest Residents Benefit from Professional Fire Damage Restoration

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Green Forest Residents Benefit from Professional Fire Damage Restoration Green Forest Properties Benefit from Professional Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO

Visit Your Neighbors While SERVPRO Cleans Up and Restores Your Green Forest Property

When fire damages your Green Forest home, the whole community pulls together to help and feels for you as you worry.  Citizens of smaller municipalities find ways to offer support to other residents. We strive as a caring and compassionate company to be there when our neighbors and friends struggle with a household catastrophe. Although it may be tempting to let your neighbors join together to clean up a fire scene, it is far safer and more likely to be successful if the restoration is left to the professionals.

A fire damage scenario can expose anyone helping in your Green Forest home to significant safety concerns. The powdered chemicals and water used to knock down the fire create slip and fall risks. Water combined with the dozens of electricity-powered appliances, systems, and tools endangers you and your family along with any rescuers with the possibility of shock. Our crew is trained to work even in hazardous conditions to bring your home and possessions back from the brink of ruin.

The residues left behind when a fire destroys building materials and possessions can contain toxic substances harmful when handled without proper personal protective equipment. The SERVPRO team have both training and experience in clearing away fire debris and working in circumstances where air quality might be less than optimal. Depending on how severe the smoke and soot damage proves, you might choose to live in temporary housing while the cleaning and restoring continue. Our crews work fast and try hard to limit the amount of time homeowners need to vacate the premises.

Insurance companies usually prefer the professional expertise and thorough documentation of SERVPRO over a do-it-yourself and helpful neighbor approach to fire damage restoration. They also know the comprehensive cleaning and deodorization standards are followed by our reliable and experienced restoration company. Halting the deterioration of the corrosive fire damage debris and neutralizing the persistent odor-bearing particles floating in the air, settled on surfaces, and buried deep into crevices and entangled in fibers is crucial to a successful restoration.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties commits to helping the residents and businesses thriving in the communities we serve. Contact us at (479) 763-3220 to schedule an assessment and begin the restoration services as soon as possible after the firefighters leave.

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