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What to do when you find a Busted Pipe in your Bella Vista Home.

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

There are a few signs of busted pipes that you should be aware of.

  • Check to see if you have fluctuating water pressure.
  • Look out for Discolored, rusty water with a strange smell.
  • Listen for pipes making clanging noises behind your walls.
  • Check your recent water bills for sudden spikes.
  • Look for puddles of water forming under your sinks.
  • Check out your ceilings for water spots and discoloration.

It is IMPORTANT that you act FAST if you notice that you have a busted pipe. This will prevent further damage and save on repairs.

If you do have a busted pipe, follow these steps immediately!

  • Turn off your water and drain faucets.
    1. Turn off water
    2. Drain your faucets
    3. Flush Toilets
    4. You may need to shut off electricity. If you suspect the leaking water came into contact with any electrical sockets or your fuse box. This is Important!
  • Locate the Burst Pipe.
    1. Look for signs of damage.
    2. After 3 days, mold may begin to grow. It’s important to extract the water quickly in order to keep mold growth from continuing.
    1. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for any water related emergencies you may have. With fast response times and top-of-the-line equipment, we can immediately start to extract the water in your home.
  • Document the damage for your insurance claim.
    1. Take photos of the area.
    2. If you can, take a video of the cause of the leak. Videos are even better than still photos because it allows the adjuster to see the leak while it’s happening.
  • Start the Restoration Process.
    1. First, SERVPRO will assess the damages. We have moisture meters to determine if you have water present in your walls.
    2. SERVPRO will extract the water in your home while saving as many building materials as possible.
    3. After the visible water is extracted, SERVPRO will place dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the affected areas.
    4. SERVPRO will perform any demolition of damaged materials such as baseboards and carpets that can’t be salvaged.
    5. After the area is dry, SERVPRO will begin repairs on the affected areas.
    6. Before you know it, SERVPRO has your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

How Our Experts Can Save Your Bentonville Property After A Disaster

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

What we can do graphic Our Integrated Approach is Why SERVPRO comes highly recommended for Bentonville Disaster Recovery

Professionalism plus a plan for every possibility, all delivered with care and compassion, is why Bentonville customers turn to us for their water, fire, mold, and storm damage challenges. Homeowners confronted with the turmoil of a severe loss need emotional support as they process during the aftermath of a disaster. Our team, management, and work crews commit to providing the highest quality mitigation and remediation services with respect and transparent communication every step of the way.

Water Damage
As it is one of our core services, you can expect our response to water damage in your Bentonville home to be rapid and successful. Our managers and technicians master the water mitigation and remediation industry’s best practices through the IICRC coursework. We move beyond this theoretical foundation to its practical application during each water recovery project, integrating that experience going forward for the benefit of our valued customers.

State-of-the-art equipment compliments SERVPRO’s highly-qualified crews. We stock our service vehicles with pumps and extractors to speed water removal efforts. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians are skilled in using advanced water and moisture detection technology. If we do not remove standing water and reduce the moisture content of building materials to normal levels, you risk progressive damage to your home’s structural integrity and the threat of mold growth and damage.

Once water removal is completed, the focus switches to applied structural drying. Our crew seamlessly puts a drying plan into action, using data gathered from moisture readings. Powerful air movers positioned by our employees for optimal evaporative effect. As water leaves the soaked materials dehumidifiers collect the vapor, condensing or absorbing it for disposal.

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

You MUST act quickly after storm damage in your Rogers home.

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage graphic When a disaster strikes, it is imperative to respond quickly in order to prevent further damages and complications.

When a disaster strikes, it is imperative to respond quickly in order to prevent further damages and complications. Fires, mold infestations and floods from broken pipes, overflows or heavy storms – all such disasters must be dealt with in a timely manner. If not handled immediately you could experience on or more of these issues:

  • If water-damaged structures and contents are not dried out quickly and correctly, potential health risks can develop. Mold can begin to grow within the first 24 to 48 hours after the disaster.
  • Excessive water can cause: rusting in metals, corrosion in electronic components, cracking, splitting or warping of furniture items, color bleeding or transfer in fabrics, furniture stains and secondary damage to upholstery, drapery, clothing, wallpaper, photos and papers.
  • Fire or smoke damaged properties can also experience irreversible damage, regardless of the size of the fire. Soot residue is highly acidic and can pit or corrode the metal in doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, etc. It can also etch glass in windows, mirrors and cabinets, causing them to look soiled and cloudy. Moreover, plastics, appliances, fabrics and vinyl windows can become discolored.
  • The safety and security of the home can be compromised. Windows and doors may become weak and function improperly, wet materials may collapse and electrical installations and components can be a health hazard when they come in contact with water. Slips and falls are also potential dangers.

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

If Disaster Strikes, Will You & Your Bella Vista Property Be Ready?

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs. Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation.

  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts (see below for suggestions).
  • Develop and test emergency communication plans.
  • Assemble or update emergency supplies.
  • Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.
  • Participate in a preparedness discussion, training or class.
  • Collect and safeguard critical documents.
  • Plan with neighbors to help each other and share resources.
  • Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards.
  • Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing persons alerts in your area (e.g., AMBER Alerts). Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without downloading an app or subscribing to a service. WEAs may be used to share extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.

A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.

The FEMA App

This app allows you to get National Weather Service alerts for up to five locations to keep you informed on-the-go. It also has information on what to do before, during, and after different disasters. In the midst of an emergency, the app can give you directions to open shelters nearby, help you locate someone to talk to at a Disaster Recovery Center, and let you share images of damage and recovery efforts to help first responders and emergency managers.

This app is available to download for free for iOS and Android at the Apple Store and on Google Play.

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

Tips To Help Protect Your Bentonville Home Next Time You're Out Of Town

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

You CAN plan for disasters graphic Call SERVPRO to first so that we can get there FAST and minimize the harm done to your property.

When you leave your home for vacation, you want to be sure that you check a few things first! By doing these few things, you can ensure that your home won’t be as susceptible to leaks and other water related events, while you’re out of town.

Check for Leaks

Big water problems usually start from a small annoyance. This is why you should always check around your home for any small water leaks. While it’s impossible to check every inch of your plumbing system for a broken pipe, you should focus on a few key areas where a leak might occur:

  • Under sinks
  • Around your water heater
  • Window seals
  • Loose shingles
  • Appliance hoses

Do Some Cleaning

Clogs are another issue that could lead to flooded areas of your home, so clear your gutters, downspouts and sump pits of debris. Run your sump pump to make sure it’s in good working order and install a battery-powered backup if you don’t already have one.

Why ruin your vacation by coming home to an unexpected water pipe repair bill? By taking some easy steps, you can help ensure you come back to home with no watery surprises.

Make it look like someone could be home

When you leave your home unattended, especially if you’re going to be gone for very long, you want to be sure that your home is secure.

By having a trusted neighbor that knows where you are, how to reach you and how long you’ll be gone is a good idea so that if they see any activity at your home during that time, they will either let you know, or let the proper authorities know. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

We Have The Expertise To Restore Your Rogers Hotel After Storm Damage

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers strung along hallway to dry wet carpets. When you have storm damage, SERVPRO is always ready. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to take your call.

Guests look to your hotel to be welcomed as a guest so that they can see all Northwest Arkansas has to offer. As a business owner, you have likely already experienced the detrimental effects of storm damage in the area and the potential harm to your facility when the unexpected happens.

Your experienced custodial staff and maintenance department do great work for water damage. Water, Fire, Mold, and Storm Damage are all events that have the potential of causing major damage. These large loss events are always better to be left to qualified professionals like SERVPRO that can arrive quickly to reduce your losses and begin mitigation immediately.

The safety and wellbeing of your guests takes priority when addressing water/storm damage in your Rogers hotel. With this in mind, there are specific steps that you can take until our SERVPRO professionals arrive quickly to reduce the loss that your business could sustain and to help your guests stay safe and comfortable. Here are some things to consider:

  • Relocate guests (if applicable), to a safe area of your hotel, and if done quickly enough, might allow them to be entirely unaffected by the spreading damage.
  • If possible, seal over breaches in the exterior of your hotel damaged in a storm. These can often be a source for flooding, and covering them with tarps or plywood can reduce or eliminate further water damage.
  • While our SERVPRO team has very accomplished and well-trained technicians in our department, you can help reduce loss by moving at-risk items and furniture to safer areas you do not expect to suffer damage.
  • You can utilize specific extraction tools like wet-vacs, if you have them in your facility to help slow the spread of floodwater throughout the building while our professionals are in route.
  • Protecting your guests and your facility are top priorities when faced with flooding. Give the SERVPRO team a call anytime at 479-419-5544 to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

How SERVPRO can help after wind damage has occurred to your Bella Vista home.

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Trees blowing from wind storms Understanding how wind storms work is the key to being safe!

There are many things that can cause a windstorm. Even on a very clear day, wind weather can change just as quickly as the temperature changes. Understanding how wind storms work is the key to being safe!

Another important thing to know, regarding high winds, is what different Wind Alerts are identified as, by The National Weather Service.

We’ve listed those here for you:

  • High Wind Watch – Strong winds are possible
  • High Wind Warning – Strong, sustained winds with strong guts are occurring
  • Wind Advisory – High Wind Warning, but with slower wind speeds
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch – A severe thunderstorm capable of producing 58 mph winds or faster is possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning – A severe thunderstorm capable of producing 58 mph winds or faster is occurring or imminent
  • Hurricane Force Winds (Or Gale Warnings) – Issued in coastal regions when high winds are predicted
  • Dust Storm Warning – Issued when visibility is reduced to ½ mile or less due to blowing dust or sand from sustained or gusting winds

Safety during high winds means that you should:

  • Get Indoors Immediately
  • If you are driving during high winds, reduce your speed, and give plenty of room to the cars around you. If it is still difficult to drive, pull over onto the shoulder of the road and wait for wind to clear.
  • Report any fallen power lines to your local electrical utility location. Fallen power lines can electrify puddles and even precipitation on the ground. If a line has fallen near your home, make sure you report this and do NOT try to remove anything or mess with the cables in anyway.

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

Why Many Insurance Carriers and Adjusters CHOOSE SERVPRO

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Insurance Coverage SERVPRO knows how to navigate the relationship between customers, insurance agents and adjusters. All of us appreciate great customer service.

SERVPRO consistently works with insurance agents and claim adjusters. We understand your situation. Insurance agents have your best interest in mind and so does SERVPRO. Agents and adjusters have a responsibility to manage claim costs while providing the best services possible for their clients. SERVPRO knows how to navigate the relationship between customers, insurance agents and adjusters. All of us appreciate great customer service. Here are a few reasons why so many insurance agents and adjusters trust us:

SERVPRO’s Fast Emergency Response
Restoring commercial or residential property is the first priority at SERVPRO. Our customers appreciate our immediate response and you will know we’re doing everything we can to limit the damage.

Pretesting Reduces Claims Expense
Like insurance agents and claim adjusters, we know restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. Our goal is always to restore whenever possible and replace only when necessary. That’s why SERVPRO performs pretesting on every loss so we can determine if it can be restored.

Claims Inventory Service          
SERVPRO can provide insurance agents and claim adjusters with an itemized loss inventory. We give you a report and pictures of important items. Your work is made simpler and clearer because we provide you with a complete and accurate picture of the incident.

Serving Adjusters and Your Clients

SERVPRO’s job is to reassure your clients, perform quality service, and report to you quickly. We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim. We don’t want you to have to deal with problems from vendors. Working with you, we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you’re assigned. We offer you 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic file within hours..

Here To Help 
SERVPRO is to reassure the customer, provide excellent service and communicate with the insurance agents and adjusters quickly. We work together with the agents to provide quick and effective property restoration and make it “Like it never even happened.” We are a one-stop shop for all of your needs!

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

How To Stop A Fire Alarm From Beeping

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Alarm being adjusted It is important to make sure that your Fire Alarm is always working properly to limit the potential harm to your home and family.

A fire alarm that starts beeping when there is no fire or smoke, is in need of maintenance. You can reset your alarm or change the battery depending on the design of the alarm. There are 3 common ways to determine what the source of the beeping is. It is important to make sure that your Fire Alarm is always working properly to limit the potential harm to your home and family.

  1. Reset and Clean the Alarm

If you are using an alarm powered by a nine-volt battery, detach the unit from the mounting bracket and remove the battery. Press and hold the reset button on a sealed 10-year model with a lithium battery. If the alarm is hardwired, turn off the power supply at the circuit breaker, detach the detector from the mounting bracket, and disconnect the power supply (if present). Press and hold the test button for 15 to 20 seconds. You can also use an air blower to clean out the vents prior to reinstalling the alarm.

2. Change the Batteries
If a fire alarm powered by a replaceable battery starts beeping again, you probably need to change the battery. Switch out nine-volt or other replaceable batteries every six months to one year.

3. Deactivate and Replace the Alarm
If an alarm keeps beeping after being cleaned and having the battery changed, you may need to replace the unit. Remove the batteries from models that rely on them before purchasing and installing another alarm unit. If the model has a sealed 10-year long-life battery, disconnect the alarm and use a screwdriver to pierce the icon of a straight line next to an arrow on the back. Turn the screw to the off position to permanently deactivate the model and drain the battery.

If you are experiencing smoke damage in your home, SERVPRO can help!

Call SERVPRO to see how we can restore it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

5 Things you will want to do to make your Northwest Arkansas home "Move-In Ready"

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

5 Things you will want to do to make Your Home “Move-In Ready!”

  1. Change Locks

Whenever you are moving into a new home, it is important to change the locks. Because you can’t be sure exactly if you’ve collected all the copies from the previous owner/s, realtors and/or anyone else who could have a spare key. We recommend that you get new locks and new keys so that you can be 100% sure that you’re safe in your new home. Changing the locks is a good time to find a goof hiding place for your spare key, too!

  1. Main Water shut-off valve locations

Knowing where the critical utility shut-off locations is an essential part of getting used to your home. In the case that you have a water heater leak or a condensation line leak, you will want to shut the water off as soon as possible to prevent more water coming into your home. The longer water is present, the worse the damage will be. If you find that you do have a water leak or some other type of water related damage, call SERVPRO.

  1. Open new savings account

Save around $200 month for house repairs as they come up. Without knowing the exact age and maintenance history of your appliances, you may be in need of something new sooner rather than later.

  1. Replace air filters

Air filters are an important part of maintaining the cleanliness of your home. By making sure you change the air filters every 6 months, you are ensuring that the air you breathe will be cleaner.

  1. Check for water leaks and find source of incoming water

Be sure to inspect around, inside, above and underneath your home for water leaks and/or other damage that could lead to a water leak. If the previous owner had an issue and it wasn’t caught in your home inspection, you could have water damage in or around your home. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties, click here.

Common A/C Mistakes you could avoid

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

  1. Buying the wrong size A/C unit

Many people think that they can both buy an A/C that is too small to save money or buy one that is too big and cool the home down faster. Neither of these are good options. It is very important that the A/C you use is made to fit your home. An A/C that is too small will cause it to run constantly. An A/C that is too big will cycle on and off very quickly which is also not ideal for efficiency and cost effectiveness.

  1. Cooling an empty room

If you have rooms that aren’t currently being used, close the vents! This is a quick way to make sure you’re not cooling part of your home that doesn’t need to be cooled down. 

  1. Putting in A/C unit in direct sunlight

Whenever the sun beams straight down on you’re A/C you can cause it to run slower because it is overheating outside of your home. If you already have the A/C unit positioned in a spot that will get direct sunlight, consider making sure there is something there to block the sun from your A/C unit.

  1. Poorly positioning the thermostat and vents

Do not put your thermostat near direct sunlight or near heat producing lights. This can cause the system to think that’s the room temperature is hotter than it really is, resulting in it running more and more often. Also, don’t block vents with furniture. This is something that people don’t always think about but can decrease the productivity of you’re A/C system. By placing furniture above where your vents are, the incoming air has no way to circulate the room and will leave just a part of the room cooler than the whole space.

  1. Setting the thermostat too low

In a new home, it may be strange to get used to the thermostat. By setting your thermostat up one degree will make about a 3% change in your electric bill. Most people feel comfortable in a room with a higher temperature when a fan is running. Consider turning on your fan instead of turning down the air the next time your hot inside your home.

  1. Not using fans

Fans are a cost-effective way to use less-electricity. While fans use electricity, because it isn’t trying to regulate the room like an A/C unit, it doesn’t have to work as hard. Try turning up the thermostat and kicking the fan up a notch too!

  1. Leaving windows open

Whenever you leave a window open in your home, the A/C unit must work overtime because the cool air that is being released is escaping the home. Make sure to get into the habit of closing the windows when you are running the A/C to prevent this issue.

  1. Neglecting to clean filters

Air filters are important to the air quality of your home. Neglecting to clean them will cause you to have excess debris particles being sent back out into the clean air that you’re breathing. By changing this one inexpensive item, you will increase the quality of the air inside your home.

  1. Not cleaning the coils

Not cleaning the coils will cause you’re A/C to have inadequate air flow in your home.

  1. Forgetting routine maintenance

Make sure to have all routine maintenance done on you’re A/C unit. This should also happen as part of your home inspection when you first buy your home. But making sure that everything is okay could save you money in the future.

  1. Never calling a professional

It can be very stressful when you are dealing with a home situation that you haven’t dealt with before. SERVPRO can ease that stress by taking care of the issue confidently and completely. We restore your home to what it looked like before, if not better! By making it “Like it never even happened.”, you are able to get back to life as normal. SERVPRO has extensively trained professionals who are ready to assist you with any need that you might have.

SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties, click here.

Water Removal Essential for Rogers Carpeted Family Room

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

When water damages your home's carpeting, count on SERVPRO for professional extraction.

Effectively Removing Water from Carpeting in Rogers

When your Rogers home experiences a water heater leak the amount of fluid absorbed by the carpet in an adjoining family room can be considerable. Resist the temptation to handle the issue yourself. Merely pushing the water standing near the heater to a drain might miss migration into nearby structures. Putting a fan and dehumidifier next to the carpet after wet vacuuming is most likely ineffective, risking secondary mold damage and the progressive deterioration of the fabric and padding.

Thorough water removal in your Rogers house is essential, even when you catch the water loss and take action fast. Consumer dry/wet vacuums are not nearly as powerful as the wanded and weighted extractors our professionals use. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training our technicians complete prepares our crews for the challenges of water removal from expensive carpeting. 

Even when SERVPRO brings in commercial air movers and high-efficiency dehumidifiers to complete drying, it is vital to remove the bulk of the water with pumps and extractors. We check out the room where the broken water heater stood, using thermal imaging and moisture meters to locate any moisture trapped behind walls or absorbed into building materials. We use weep holes or flood cuts to release liquid water as even the most advanced drying equipment cannot reach and dry those spaces.

When comparing extraction versus dehumidification, extraction is 1200 times more effective. Following this logic, SERVPRO first mitigates the spread of water into your carpet with extraction wands and then uses weighted equipment to force the majority of the water out. Training and experience are crucial because the fabric of the carpet can tear or stretch during this process. Many passes are necessary, which also can cause delamination, the separation of the carpet from its backing if the operator is not skilled.

SERVPRO technicians also learn how to decide whether to remove and replace padding or dry in place during IICRC coursework. Padding is relatively inexpensive and can provide an environment for mold or mildew if incompletely dried. We collaborate with you and your insurance company when making the call.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties invests in continuous training for our managers and technicians to ensure your disaster recovery completes successfully. Call us at (479) 787-7377 for a fast response and up to date equipment and techniques. 

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How Our Experts Can Save Your Bentonville Property After A Disaster

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Call (479) 787-7377 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Our Integrated Approach Is Why SERVPRO Comes Highly Recommended For Bentonville Disaster Recovery

Professionalism plus a plan for every possibility, all delivered with care and compassion, is why Bentonville customers turn to us for their water, fire, mold, and storm damage challenges. Homeowners confronted with the turmoil of a severe loss need emotional support as they process during the aftermath of a disaster. Our team, management, and work crews commit to providing the highest quality mitigation and remediation services with respect and transparent communication every step of the way.

Water Damage
As it is one of our core services, you can expect our response to water damage in your Bentonville home to be rapid and successful. Our managers and technicians master the water mitigation and remediation industry’s best practices through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification coursework. We move beyond this theoretical foundation to its practical application during each water recovery project, integrating that experience going forward for the benefit of our valued customers.

State-of-the-art equipment compliments SERVPRO’s highly-qualified crews. We stock our service vehicles with submersible pumps and wanded extractors to speed water removal efforts. Because we frequently respond to water damage emergencies where electricity is temporarily offline, our equipment operates with alternative power sources, including gas motors and onboard generators.

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) are skilled in using advanced water and moisture detection technology. We trace the path water took from the initial leak or flood, knowing it migrates into building cavities and absorbs into porous building materials. If we do not find and remove standing water and reduce the moisture content of building materials to normal levels, you risk progressive damage to your home’s structural integrity and the threat of mold growth and damage.

Once water removal completes the focus switches to applied structural drying. Our crew seamlessly puts a drying plan into action, using data gathered during moisture readings. Powerful air movers and heaters roll off our trucks, positioned by our employees for optimal evaporative effect. As water leaves the soaked materials dehumidifiers collect the vapor, condensing or absorbing it for disposal.

Fire Damage
A fire damage scenario in Bentonville needs all hands on deck to resolve. Every home fire is unique, and our experienced assessors and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) acknowledge that fact and proceed accordingly. The trend among our employees is to hold multiple certifications from the IICRC. Multitasking is fundamental to our rapid and reliable mitigation and remediation actions because a fire scene can require a vast number of professional interventions to reach preloss condition.

SERVPRO crews arrive ready for anything, including the water removal that is nearly always needed after a fire. The water in a fire-damaged home is contaminated, and we are qualified to categorize, contain, and dispose of it according to local rules. While the water evacuation is in process, other crew members assemble the tools and products for effective soot removal. Soot varies in its consistency and tendency to smear or remain tightly adhered to surfaces. Our employees match cleaners and methods to rid your home of the residues safely and completely.

To improve air quality and as a first attempt to remove malodors, we use HEPA-filtered air scrubbing technology. We can partition a home during remediation using this approach, allowing you and your family to live in unaffected spaces protected from debris and residue drift while we work. Fire residues are highly toxic, so we take every precaution to shield you and your loved ones from their effects during the fire damage mitigation and remediation.

Mold Remediation
Mold damage in Bentonville can cause frustration and concern. Many homeowners feel unprepared to manage a mold infestation. We offer assistance in removing active colonies and recommending practices that can help you avoid significant mold problems in the future. No reputable technique exists that results in mold elimination because spores are everywhere in the environment. It is critical to learn how to minimize the risk of regrowth.

SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol when performing mold remediation. Once we determine the extent of the fungal damage, we contain the work area. Heavy-duty plastic sheeting defines the space, and then we typically add a negative pressure air scrubber to seal the perimeter. The air scrubber also filters contaminants and exhausts to the outdoors, keeping unaffected spaces in your home free of moldy debris. We scrape and brush the mold off solid surfaces and can save some porous materials as well by using a soda blasting technique.

After vacuuming and treating the affected areas with an EPA-registered antimicrobial, we bag the moldy materials and disposed of them according to local rules. We work with you to determine the location of the leak or other sources of water that fueled the mold growth initially.

Storm Damage
Summer storms can be a mixed bag of wind, fire, and flood damage in Bentonville. The highly charged atmosphere that breeds violent storms means the trajectory of a system can change, catching residents by surprise when a beautiful day transforms into a howling tempest. Exteriors of homes suffer, with roofs ripped off and trees crashing into windows and siding. Vast quantities of rain pour inside. As the thunder rumbles, lightning can strike, knocking out power and setting structures alight.

Given the potential for a complicated recovery after storm damage, it is crucial to involve an experienced and highly-skilled contractor during the aftermath. Responders must be proficient in water and fire damage mitigation and remediation, and vigilant about guarding against collateral mold damage. SERVPRO invests in the qualified workforce and state-of-the-art equipment needed to assess, plan, and implement a detailed and integrated set of tasks, coordinating efforts towards making it “Like it never even happened.”

A pack-out of furniture and belongings often occurs during a storm damage project. We use SERVPRO’s Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to track and document the items’ conditions and restoration plans and outcomes. Our team prioritizes collaboration with you and your carrier during every phase of the storm damage remediation. We cannot help you avoid the destruction of a tropical storm or downburst, but we stand with you during recovery and insurance claim submissions.

Disasters are unpredictable and overwhelming for homeowners, but this is why SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is there to help no matter how severe the damage or complex the recovery. Call (479) 787-7377 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.


Our Swift Response Will Save Your Rogers Businesses

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (479) 787-7377, and we commit to making it “Like it never even happened.”

Fast Fire Damage Response For Rogers Businesses

A fire in a commercial building in Rogers impacts owners, employees, other retailers, and community members who depend on the damaged business for products and services. With so many individuals affected, it is essential to move on necessary mitigation and remediation tasks quickly. Fire residues also are incredibly corrosive and toxic, accentuating the need for fast, professional services to save structural components, fixtures, inventory, and other items affected by the disaster.

When a neighboring restaurant suffered a kitchen fire damage to your Rogers gift shop was unexpected but devastating. Shared walls and connected HVAC systems provided a conduit for the firefighting water and smoke and soot to enter your space. Our employees work with you and your insurance company to sort out the mess, minimizing any delays in delivering rapid recovery services to you even though the fire blazed in an adjoining business.

Upon arrival, our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team assesses the damage. Water removal proceeds first, out service vehicles fully stocked with the equipment needed to evacuate and contain the soot-contaminated fluids. Pumps or extractors do the work well, and our crew members use thermal imaging and moisture measuring devices to locate any pockets of water hidden behind walls and to establish baseline data for later structural drying efforts.

Soot drifting or blowing in from vents can cover surfaces and inventory with residues that can discolor, tarnish, and warp items and structures. We might recommend a pack-out of your inventory to protect it during the cleaning and disinfecting that is next on the agenda. Production facility technicians evaluate the damage to your stock and electronics, providing documentation for insurance purposes and information that informs our selection of strategies to remediate damaged items.

Back in your retail space, our crew positions air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the area. We might include air scrubbing technology to improve air quality, filtering, and venting residual floating soot. Deodorization is crucial, and we follow a multi-step protocol that eventually eliminates the smoky odors. If a deep cleaning does not do the trick, we have thermal foggers and advanced technologies like hydroxyl generators to neutralize odor-bearing particles at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has the technology and the team to get your back in business after secondhand fire damage. Call us at (479) 787-7377, and we commit to making it “Like it never even happened.”

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The Benefits Of A Full-House Assessment After A Fire In Your Bentonville Home

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (479) 787-7377 to arrange an evaluation of your fire scenario as soon as possible after the firefighters leave.

Why A Full-House Assessment Is Crucial For Fire Damage Remediation In Bentonville

When planning mitigation and remediation efforts after a household fire in Bentonville, it is vital that we inspect all spaces in your house for residues. As the blaze consumes items in its path smoke results because of incomplete combustion of the materials, transforming the remnants into tiny carbonized particles. The bits can remain airborne as smoke, and when deposited are called soot. As smoke moves on air currents, it often migrates far from the source of the fire.

Fire damage residues in Bentonville are corrosive to building materials and contents and might be toxic when touched or breathed in by the occupants of a building. If your home has an HVAC system that was in operation during the fire, smoke can enter it and then move through the ductwork to spaces far from the ignition site. Residues can coat the interior of the ducts, requiring cleaning and even sealing.

Homeowners might notice that the walls and other surfaces near the fire site are relatively free of deposited soot. This does not mean that the fire created minimal smoke. It illustrates that the residues in smoke do not adhere to surfaces that were as or hotter than the temperature of the fire. SERVPRO technicians know that smoke moves away from superheated spaces and deposits as soot on cooler surfaces further away from the fire.

No matter how far the soot travels from the ignition site, it continues to have the potential to damage surfaces and items to which it clings. Protein-based soot, common after food and grease fires, can be deceptive when it adheres to a wall or other surface many rooms or even levels away from the original fire. It appears as a very thin, almost invisible film, but it still packs a destructive punch. Walls discolor, metal and glass etch, and the odor is strong and unpleasant. Our SERVPRO team tracks all soot down, uses effective industry best practices to remove it, and follows a multi-step deodorization protocol to eliminate the stench.

Because of the damaging effects of fire residues and the tendency of them to move away from the fire SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties conducts full house assessments before implementing remediation efforts. Call us at (479) 787-7377 to arrange an evaluation of your fire scenario as soon as possible after the firefighters leave.

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Is Your HVAC System Adding Water Damage to Your Rogers Home?

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

HVAC systems can cause significant amounts of water damage in a home. Inspect your system regularly.

Could Your Air Conditioning Be Causing Water Damage to Your Rogers Home? 

Summers in northwest Arkansas can be hot and humid, making air conditioning a must for families in Rogers. When working well, central and window air conditioners remove moisture from the home’s interior, pulling the sticky, moist air through the unit where refrigerated coils condense, and a series of hoses drain the now-liquid water outside of the building. It works on a principle similar to evaporative dehumidifiers used to dry out properties with water losses.  

Unfortunately, water damage in your Rogers residence can result from a malfunction of your air conditioning system. The damage often begins unnoticed, leaking near a wall, under a window, or in the cavity between the interior and exterior structural materials of your home. Window coverings, rugs, or carpeting can cover up the evidence for a time, allowing floors, window sills, and other building materials to soak up significant quantities of water. 

Air conditioners leak water for a range of reasons. The SERVPRO team has seen homes with water damage by AC failures or infrequent maintenance, including the following: 

  • Clogged or disconnected drain
  • Clogged or blocked air filter
  • Dirty condensate pump or evaporator coil
  • Cracked drain pan
  • Insufficient refrigerant
  • Condensation buildup in HVAC ducts 

Homeowners might notice an unpleasant odor or step onto a wet carpet as a signal that something is amiss. Water flowing from an air conditioner contains a variety of contaminants and can accelerate mold grow as well as deteriorate the structural components of any building. It is crucial to assess and develop a plan for water removal and structural drying. 

The SERVPRO team arrives with all equipment needed to locate and evacuate any standing water, measure the moisture content of affected materials, and dry the space. If water collected between interior and exterior walls, we might use controlled demolition strategies to release it. Holes drilled at floor level or flood cuts several inches above saturated drywall can assist us in removing the moisture. An AC expert can and must help with the issue causing the overflow of condensed water, or the problem can recur.  

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties resolves water damage of all types, ensuring success with our state-of-the-art equipment and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians. Call (479) 787-7377 for professional resolution of an AC-related water loss.

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

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

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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Mold Remediation Services Available Throughout the Bentonville Area

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Wherever it is hiding, mold will be found by our trained technicians. Contact us before a small patch turns into a full blown infestation.

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

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

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If Mold Has Taken Over Your Apartment In Bentonville, Call Our Professionals!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

Highly Trained Mold Remediators For Your Bentonville Apartment

There is a considerable volume of misinformation about threats like mold growth on the internet, so when this situation arises in your Bentonville apartment, you can become misled into what must happen to restore it. There are many so-called “mold removal” strategies that can get found with search engine queries, but with thousands of species of mold that could affect your home, the elimination of active colonies is not a universal approach that works for every situation. You need professionals with extensive training and years of expertise in mold remediation to restore your apartment.

The discovery of mold damage in your Bentonville residence can be alarming, but with the right response from trained professionals like ours, it is not a situation that has to get out of control. Our SERVPRO professionals keep a production truck stocked with remediation equipment, drying tools, and other gear necessary to not only remove the active colonization in your apartment but to also to prepare the affected areas for restoration and necessary rebuilding.

Our commitment to your property begins with the extensive training that our professionals undertake to obtain their IICRC certifications as mold remediation technicians AMRT. In addition to their training to obtain this reputable accreditation for the industry, our team members also continually undertake educational opportunities in the field to remain knowledgeable of the changing patterns in remediation and its equipment to provide effective and efficient service to every customer.

We work to not only remove the active colonization from your apartment, but also to work to determine the cause of the damage to prevent the situation from reoccurring in the immediate future. We can suggest to our customers the repairs or changes needed to reduce moisture levels in your apartment or encourage the continued use of an installed dehumidification machine to regulate humidity.

While the internet might be full of “mold removal” strategies, our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties remediation technicians have real knowledge and experience to handle these damages as they occur. Give us a call anytime at (479) 787-7377.

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When Your Bella Vista Home Is Damaged After A Fire, We Are Here To Help!

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

We respond twenty-four hours a day at (479) 787-7377.

Bring The Beauty Back To Your Bella Vista Home After Fire

The aftermath of a blaze in your Bella Vista home can feel devastating. Wading through the water that stopped the flames, surveying the black soot coating every surface, and taking in the tarnished and discolored possessions collected over a lifetime create a feeling of despair. A homeowner has no idea where to focus efforts even to start the cleanup process. Our highly-qualified team of disaster restoration technicians is ready to take the reins, heading toward recovery.

Transforming fire damage in Bella Vista back to preloss condition is a multi-step set of tasks. Intensive training in the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) international best practices form the knowledge base for our employees. On the job, experience sharpens our technicians’ abilities and provides a context for the concern and compassion we bring to every job. We built a business that considers helping our neighbors to cope and thrive after a fire an honor and as well as a responsibility.

At your home, the SERVPRO team assesses and prioritizes tasks. Water and substantial debris removal proceeds, followed by soot and charring cleanup of every surface. We match tools, techniques, and products to the variety of soots we see in your home, often changing approaches room to room dependent on the fuel consumed by the fire and the types of surfaces affected.

Our off-site production technicians employ specific strategies to restore items you believed lost back to function and appearance. Engaging SERVPRO services save our customers’ memories, as well as time, worry, and money. We work with your insurance company throughout the process to document your claim, minimizing your out of pocket expenses.

All aspects of fire damage receive attention from our SERVPRO crews, including lingering odors that would only serve to remind you and your family of the fire even if your home looks “Like it never even happened.” We work through methods to eliminate odors, cleaning, removing charred debris, and finally using technologically advanced equipment like thermal foggers and ozone or hydroxyl generators to neutralize odor-bearing particles at the molecular level.

Rely on SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to restore your home to beauty and comfort after a fire crisis. We respond twenty-four hours a day at (479) 787-7377.

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A Flood Can Spell Big Trouble For Bentonville Cultural Landmarks

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

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 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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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) 787-7377 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)

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) 787-7377.

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

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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) 787-7377.

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Ultimate Solution to Water Damage in Your Siloam Springs Home

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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) 787-7377 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)

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)

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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What Professional Restoration Can Do for Your Siloam Springs Water Damage

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Services Many Siloam Springs Homes After a Water Loss--Don't Ignore a Wet Patch on Your Ceiling

Let SERVPRO Mitigate Water Loss in Your Home Professionally

Many Siloam Springs homeowners work to take care of problems their home faces on their own. Not only does this DIY spirit save them money, but it helps to educate them and make them better able to face what could happen in the future. Specific incidents that leave water spread throughout your home, however, are often better left to professional restorers to work on for several reasons.

One of the first things that you need to consider about water damage in your Siloam Springs home is the impact that it has on the materials used to construct the property. Wood and drywall are particularly susceptible to standing water and saturation, weakening their integrity and allowing them to fail. Preventing this costly concern is often as simple as reaching out to our SERVPRO rapid response team to let us get to work quickly on lessening the impact of the water damage on these sensitive elements.

Another thing that you should know about professional restoration like our SERVPRO team can provide is the thorough work that we do. Water damage often far exceeds what your eye can see, which often leads to inadequate cleaning and drying when homeowners opt for DIY approaches over choosing professional intervention. Our technicians have the tools and expertise not only to determine where moisture damage has occurred out of the line of sight but also the ability to ensure that it gets dried up appropriately.

One final note about water damage in your home is the potential secondary effects from inadequate drying. Mold can form in as little as three days on moisture ridden areas of your home, leading to possible structural degradation and potential health concerns.  

Water damage is something that many homeowners might believe that they can handle on their own but rarely is this the case. Our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has a rapid response team that is standing by to help mitigate your loss and restore your home back to the way it used to be, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (479) 888-4521.

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What to Expect from Our Bella Vista Mold Damage Remediation Crew

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your home does not need to be a reason to panic. Contact SERVPRO and we will mitigate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands Mold and What it Needs to Proliferate

Plenty of information is on the internet and social media about mold and the health effects it can cause. The sheer quantity of cautions and concerns about residential mold damage make it hard not to panic if you sniff a musty odor or peek a patch of dark staining or feathery microbial growth. To safely and efficiently deal with a potential mold problem ask for an assessment from one of our mold abatement specialists.

Summers are hot and muggy, the perfect environment for mold damage in Bella Vista if safeguards are not in place. Even the most vigilant homeowner might find it taxing to monitor all the mold hot spots in a residence. A minor plumbing leak, a spill that recurs daily near a pet’s water bowl, or even an inappropriately sized or poorly draining AC unit can fuel the growth of mold colonies. Until you arrange to eliminate the excess water, any mold abatement might be temporary. Our highly skilled remediation crews can remove current mold colonies and take steps to inhibit future mold growth in part by reducing the prevalence of mold spores to normal levels.

What we cannot promise is a complete elimination of the mold spores that inhabit our living, playing, and sleeping spaces. Without a consistent moisture source, however, mold spores typically present few risks to your property’s structural integrity or a low possibility of causing any health effects. Mold spores that absorb even a minute amount of water start a process that results in the growth of significant mold colonies on available organic surfaces. SERVPRO’s mold remediation crews employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when managing a mold outbreak.

First, the SERVPRO team determines the location and extent of the mold infestation. Mold does not need a source of light to thrive so we investigate cavities between walls, under floors, in closets, or behind curtains or heavy furniture. Once we describe the perimeters of the mold colonies, we plan for adequate containment to prevent the drift of moldy debris.

Smaller collections of microbial growth might need only heavy plastic sheeting barriers. An added precaution that improves outcomes for larger outbreaks is the use of air scrubbers, a negative pressure vacuum type system that employs ductwork and HEPA filters to avoid airborne or tracked in mold to spread when we disturb it during mechanical removal. SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment as they brush, scrape, and use abrasive processes like soda blasting to clear the affected surfaces of mold colonies.

EPA registered antimicrobials treat the targeted areas, inhibiting resurgence of the mold. SERVPRO employees use HEPA filtered vacuums to remove residual moldy materials left after removal. A final review of the identified moisture sources ensures they no longer encourage mold growth.

The mold remediation team at SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties uses the industry’s best practices to abate mold damage in your home. Call (479) 763-3220 for a consultation if you even suspect mold might be multiplying in your home.

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Benefits Of Packing Out Possessions After Lowell Fire Damage

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

When your Lowell home experiences damage after a fire, the list of tasks needed to restore the structural integrity of your property is long.

Benefits Of Packing Out Possessions After A Fire

When your Lowell home experiences damage after a fire, the list of tasks needed to restore the structural integrity of your property is long. Building materials and fixtures are not the only casualties of the flames, smoke, and soot. The care needed to clean and restore household items and personal belongings varies with the type of article and the intensity of the damage. We have employees with the skills to determine effective restoration techniques for these portable articles.

The stabilization, cleanup, and restoration of your Lowell house after fire damage is a priority. You might believe the harm done to the contents of the home is irreversible and choose to load the seemingly ruined property into a dumpster and start anew as long as the building can be brought back. Failing to investigate the possibility of cleaning and restoring the hundreds of items in your home covered in soot results in considerable disruption to your life and adds hundreds to thousands of dollars in recovery costs. Our crew works with you and your insurance company to determine if a better solution exists.

Our production facility has the space, the equipment, and the specially trained technicians to recover the beauty and function of tarnished, soot-soiled, and otherwise damaged personal property. SERVPRO offers a complete inventory service, creating and preserving a chain of custody of the property we pack up and move out of your fire-damaged house.

Moving furnishings, accessories, documents, electronics, clothing, linens, and a broad range of personal effects out of a fire damaged structure makes it easier for the on-site SERVPRO crews to complete their duties. Locating the inventory elsewhere likewise permits the focus to sharpen for these articles, sorting and matching the damage of personal property to proven recovery techniques.

Household insurance carriers welcome the involvement of an experienced and reputable fire damage restoration firm like SERVPRO during the aftermath of a fire. Our mission is to restore, not to demolish and dispose of items that modern fire damage remediation strategies can recover. Advances in cleaning products, deodorization, and sanitization add up to better options and outcomes for homeowners dealing with the effects of a fire.

Let SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties demonstrate how a pack out of personal property benefits you and your family after a fire. Call (479) 888-4521 for an assessment of the damage to both structural components and personal property and a plan to recover from both aspects of fire damage.

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Commercial Water Damage In Siloam Springs Can Halt Production Lines And Create Unsafe Conditions

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Siloam Springs factories sustain commercial water damage for many different reasons.

Commercial Water Damage

Factory managers in Siloam Springs need to maintain both safe conditions for workers and supply lines for clients. Keeping things safe in the event of disasters can require outside help. SERVPRO is ready to provide that assistance.

Siloam Springs factories sustain commercial water damage for many different reasons. A roof might leak, water lines can break, floods can invade your factory floors, and much more. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and know how to work alongside your employees to better manage the situation. We can help you set up space to allow for safe storage of materials used during the manufacturing of your products if desired.

Extracting the water also means removing the moisture from your plant's air filtration systems. The presence of moisture in your ventilation ducts can allow microbial infestations to rapidly explode out of control and spread even further. While we also resolve such situations, we prefer to prevent them by restoring complete dryness again.

Other areas that might absorb moisture come under our scrutiny. Checking areas for moisture with our infrared imaging devices easily detects moisture that should not exist. We can dry out such areas by increasing the temperature and placing machinery that produces strong air currents in specific directions.

Removing damaged materials also helps speed up the drying of otherwise undamaged items, preventing them from sustaining unnecessary damage. When we determine any different ways in which we can save our customers money or time, we use this to provide the best results possible.

SERVPRO always works with customers to obtain the desired results that best benefit our customers. Discussing any concerns, you might have can clear up any questions. We are always ready to answer these for you. Our professionals want you to be completely satisfied with our services and our work.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties helps factories and other businesses in Decatur, Bella Vista, and surrounding areas deal with water removal services. Call (479) 763-3220 to reach our 24-hour emergency services line.

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When Flooding Leads To Mold Damage In Your Bella Vista Property

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage is a dire situation.

When Flooding Leads To Mold Damage

Arkansas is, unfortunately, no stranger to flooding situations, affecting multiple properties all across the Bella Vista area. As the waters rise and penetrate into homes and commercial structures alike, those directly affected seek out some way of reversing the damage and getting their properties back to the way they used to be.

While many homeowners and business owners believe that overcoming water loss events is little more than bailing out the building and drying up the moisture, there is a lot more to it than that. Failure to properly clean up after a widespread flooding situation throughout the region can leave many Bella Vista homes and businesses battling an equally severe effect: mold damage.

Mold damage is a dire situation, primarily because the kind of fungal growth that occurs indoors has gotten directly linked with potential health effects. Those exposed to the colony itself can find themselves getting sick or having various respiratory concerns. This fact puts a fine point on the need to get this situation resolved quickly and by professionals like our SERVPRO remediation team.

Much like the lesson that you might have learned through the attempt to resolve the flooding damages on your own, professional restoration and remediation offer the right tools and expertise to ensure that the job gets done correctly. The faster that our SERVPRO professionals can get out to start working on mold growth in your home or business, the better able our technicians are to mitigate the damages you could sustain.

More to the point, you can avoid these dire situations of mold growth altogether by choosing professional restoration for all of the water damages you contend with or are currently facing. Our professionals can help you to clean up this mess correctly, limiting the possibility of microbial growth in the first place.

Your home or business requires an experienced and professional hand when it comes to overcoming damages from mold. You can always count on SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties to help you overcome this presence in your property and get back to original conditions. Give us a call anytime at (479) 888-7808.

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What To Expect If Containment Is Necessary During Flood Damage Remediation In Bella Vista

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Flood waters do not ask permission before they invade your Bella Vista home.

Flood Damage Remediation

Flood waters do not ask permission before they invade your Bella Vista home. Many factors can increase the risk of accelerated structural deterioration or health concerns depending on the circumstances. Some scenarios require the establishment of containment areas. We help you understand why and how our crews create and use these areas to help remediate a flooding crisis safely and effectively.

Summertime can mean long or short vacations away from your Bella Vista dwelling, and flood damage can welcome you if severe rainstorms occurred during your trip. Even if the water flowing into your lower levels began as relatively clean rainwater seeping inside your foundation because of ground saturation, failure to respond to it over a period of just a few days exposes your structure, possessions, and family to microbial growth. As a multi-spectrum remediation company, we respond to both the flooding and the secondary damage.

Our production crews consult with SERVPRO management when the need for containment of an area appears imminent. Some individuals, possibly including members of your family, are sensitive to mildew and mold growth, although only your health care practitioner can determine this for certain. Containing the areas flooded and showing microbial growth adds a level of protection for your home’s inhabitants and our work crews during the flood mitigation.

When we use containment in a flooded house, SERVPRO employs both physical barriers and technology to keep the hazardous materials in check. Crew members isolate the space where the water must be evacuated and the surfaces cleaned and treated with heavy-duty plastic sheeting, sealed tightly. A negative pressure air scrubbing system also could be part of the plan, using venting and filters to prevent airborne contaminants from escaping into clean spaces.

As needed SERVPRO employees construct one or more areas, they move through from the contaminated area to your living quarters. An equipment area where the pumps and extractors stay until we complete evacuating water is also a place where our crew stores the personal protective equipment they use while on the job. Clean clothing and equipment can be in adjacent area carefully sealed to prevent the transfer of contaminants.

We also may build contents cleaning and loading “rooms” where teams members clean and disinfect items or wrap and bag materials that need to be discarded because of the contamination. SERVPRO employees train extensively to IICRC standards regarding these strategies to ensure safety and well being for all.

Along with the more typical tasks of pumping, drying, and sanitizing, SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is experienced in creating containment zones when long-term standing flood waters exhibit contamination. Call (479) 763-3220 immediately upon discovering the flood damage, so we can begin planning for containment and mitigation fast.

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Hire Bella Vista Water Damage Experts

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Before Small Leaks Lead to Significant Water Damage to Your Bella Vista Property, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

SERVPRO Advice for Homeowners in the Bella Vista Area Concerning Water Intrusion and Damage

Many home maintenance tasks in Bella Vista can wait for a few days or even weeks with little risk of permanent damage. Any issue in your home that involves water incursion, however, requires an immediate response. Failure to respond promptly threatens your dwelling with progressive deterioration and secondary damage. Our technicians, training, and equipment set us apart from regular cleaning services.

In the past, you may have let minor water damage go in your Bella Vista house with what you believe was no adverse effects. It is essential for a homeowner to understand that water can be very destructive, and if there was a time where you did not attend to a significant spill or appliance overflow you beat the odds of secondary damage.
Water damage hides behind walls, under floors, and in the depths of cabinets if it is not dealt with at the time it happens. Hiring SERVPRO to help you manage an appliance overflow or mitigate the damage done over years of small leaks under a sink is a smart idea. For you to determine whether a thorough drying out is all that is needed or if more extensive rehabbing is required, an evaluation by our trained crew helps.
Do not be surprised when you find that the water issues you ignored did have effects you simply have not yet discovered. When we attend to a current water event, we may find evidence of previous water problems. SERVPRO takes the time to ensure that the affected surfaces are dry and cleaned, using water extractors and a combination of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to bring moisture down to normal levels.
Once we remediate current and preexisting water damage issues, SERVPRO feels confident that any additional contracting work you arrange to have done starts with a new slate. This is essential, as any lingering moisture can lead to continuing deterioration and possibly serious complications like mold growth. Putting water damage abatement off will not offer you anything but a risk of higher costs and more intrusive repairs in the future.
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is your go-to for reliable water damage remediation, including water removal and structural drying. Call (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment.

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Flood Damage Pack Out and Specialized Drying in Bella Vista

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm flooding can happen very quickly and without much of a warning. Call SERVPRO after you and your family are safe for drying out and remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Particular Needs of Your Property After Flooding

Homes surrounding the many lakes, and creeks in Bella Vista enjoy the beauty and calm of a water view. When heavy rains cause overflows near these same waterways, the lower levels of your home can be filled with flooding. Finding a company that can remove the water and restore the structure, fixtures, and contents is the key to recovery. We can help.
Flood damage in Bella Vista rarely happens at a convenient time and can be an overwhelming experience. Particularly if you use your lower levels for storage you have concerns not only for your home itself, but also for the many furnishings, mementos, clothing, and documents that also are in the path of the rising water.
SERVPRO understands how devastating flooding can feel and our production crews commit to recognizing the unique needs of each of our client’s situations. If you worry that valuable possessions cannot survive the flooding we want to work with you to find a way to put your concerns to rest. Our flood restoration teams are trained and experienced in inventorying, packing, removing, and restoring your possessions at an alternative site.
Using great care, we pack and move the articles that are at risk of permanent flood damage. Fabrics and clothing are sorted and either laundered and dried or sent to a dry cleaning establishment that has experience with flood damage. Furnishings are wiped down and upholstered pieces dried following IICRC standards. Our SERVPRO production staff is certified in best industry standards and gives you detailed information about the reasons some items are not good candidates for drying and should be discarded.
You may be very pleasantly surprised, however, to note how many of your treasured belongings restore to preloss condition because of SERVPRO’s efforts. Even water-soaked books, pictures, and papers respond well to freeze drying. Institutions more experienced with damaged paper than you are likely to be, The Library of Congress and the National Archives & Records Administration, stand behind vacuum freeze-drying by sublimation.
This method uses innovative equipment that removes water from frozen pages by eliminating the liquid state and going directly to water vapor which can be condensed and discarded from the air around the papers, pictures, and books. SERVPRO can make this technology available to our customers, but it works best when the pack out occurs immediately after the flooding event.
Flooding in your home is stressful, but SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has many strategies to reduce the stress and return your dwelling and contents to you fresh, dry, and ready for a restart. Call (479) 787-7377 any hours of the day or night for emergency flood damage services.

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Choosing Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Your Lowell Property

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Depending on the severity of the incident, a fire in your home could range from a persistent nuisance to a devastating and traumatic event.

Fire Damage Restoration

Depending on the severity of the incident, a fire in your Lowell home or business could range from a persistent nuisance to a devastating and traumatic event. It doesn't where you land on this spectrum, finding the right restoration company to help you bring your home back to preloss conditions efficiently is a critical task. With the understanding that many of the effects of a fire on your property extend beyond the effectiveness of conventional cleaning methods and products, trusting professional restoration for these efforts is time and cost effective.

Fire damage in your Lowell residence or commercial building can appear in several different ways. Each of them poses their own nuisance or threat to comfortable living, but fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals are here to help. Our fire restoration specialists get trained to the high standards expected from the IICRC and our company, making our technicians an excellent choice to help restore your home or office back to preloss conditions.

Our primary goal is to respond as quickly as possible to every call that we receive. From the moment that our fire restoration technicians arrive at your property, we begin a thorough assessment of the damages you are facing, and what specific equipment and personnel are necessary to restore this present damage.

This assessment involves cataloging the current damages and determining what must occur to bring your home back to original conditions. This same process details contents of your home that might require more concentrated cleaning or restoration, and any items that were found to be unsalvageable. The inspection plays an integral part in the estimation of labor costs, which gets shared directly with the insurance claim adjuster.

Overcoming fire damages in your home or business might feel overwhelming at first, but the right professional assistance can make the process easier to bear. You can count on our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties fire damage restoration specialists to help you to understand the work that needs to be done and to do it to the highest of quality standards. Give SERVPRO a call at (479) 787-7377.

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Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage To Your Electronics Shop In Rogers

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

When a retail electronics shop in sustains commercial fire damage, SERVPRO technicians restore your building's interior to a smoke-free environment.

Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage

Maintaining contact between generations in families now takes place with the help of computers, cell phones, and tablets connected to the internet, increasing the demographics to include everyone in Rogers of any age. Providing services to the community that not only fulfills their communication needs but also satisfies the entertainment demands in many ways keeps electronics shop in business.

When a retail electronics shop in Rogers sustains commercial fire damage, SERVPRO technicians restore your building's interior to a clean, smoke-free environment again. While we perform the necessary mitigation work, our partners in electronics repair help ensure that any inventory damaged by soot or moisture from firefighters' water hoses stays minimized. This might require boxing up prepackaged items for cleaning at their site. We can help facilitate packing these items up with our partner to speed up the entire mitigation process.

Mitigating the damage from the fire and smoke produced includes cleaning all surfaces - walls, ceilings, shelving and other display units, windows, and lighting fixtures. Some bulbs do not do well with cleaning and might require replacements to function correctly. Others may suffer breakage during the fire, also. We remove any broken bulbs with the other debris from charred or melted materials.

Some smoke damage from a fire hides inside the air ducts and vents. We help ensure these areas once again become clean and unable to stir up smoke particles when you turn on the air systems. Returned inventory and future shipments can sustain damage from any particles blown in on them if any soot or smoke particles remain in your air systems' ducts or vents.

Odors from fire damage can persist when carpeting contains soot. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) assists our other IICRC-certified employees in restoring your carpets to preloss condition. This might include odor control treatments where we inject deodorizing agents directly into the carpeting and padding when standard cleaning does not remove enough of the odor-causing particles. Because these particles can remain very hot after they fall into the carpeting, they quickly bond to the carpet fibers.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties helps businesses of all sizes recover faster from fire damage and other catastrophes that can force businesses to close permanently. We can be reached at (479) 787-7377 to assist you in both a quick recovery post-event or by helping you make a READY Plan Profile that can assist you in the event of any disaster. Serving all sizes and types of businesses in the Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, and Berryville areas, we are here to keep your business thriving and contributing to our area's community.

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Removing Mold Colonies Growing In Your Rogers Home

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Moisture Encourages Dormant Mold Spores in Rogers Properties to Proliferate and Cause Damage. Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses Industry Standards and Techniques for Mold Remediation

Mold is more common in homes than you might believe. With the ease that spores in the environment can seat into organic materials in your home and colonize, just some persistent moisture and warmth are the only missing components from this occurrence happening in your home. While you might work hard to prevent these circumstances, there are areas of your home that you do not check as diligently, which can lead to some undiscovered fungal growth that spreads throughout the area.

Mold damage can have several effects on the structural integrity of your Rogers home, as well as for the occupants inside of it. Fungal and microbial colonies in a house can lead to exposure for you and your family, which has gotten linked with potential health effects. The best solution for you is to remove these present colonies and restore the damage that they have caused.

Unfortunately, this is almost never something that you can do on your own. Colonies tend to root deeply the materials that they seat into, so conventional cleaning methods have little chance of affecting the entire hyphae. Instead, these measures only scratch the surface of the problem, which can lead you to believe that you have resolved the issue. What you need are SERVPRO remediation specialists. Tip: don't use bleach to kill mold. The moisture may just encourage further expansion.

Our team of SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians AMRT can respond quickly to your call and get to work on removing the colonies. These methods range based on the kind of material the colonies seat into and the severity of the damage. Typically, an antimicrobial solution gets sprayed on the colonies and affected materials, and this process gets followed up with soda blasting or sanding if physical removal of fungal organisms is still needed.

Mold damage in your home might not be something that you get accustomed to seeing, or that you know what to do with when it gets discovered. Fortunately, our remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties can help you restore the damage and prevent future occurrences. Give us a call today at (479) 787-7377.

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Water Removal Experts In Rogers Discuss Moisture Effects On Furniture

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Wet Furnishings from Water Intrusion? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup in the Rogers Area

Rogers Homeowners Often Turn to SERVPRO After Water Has Damaged Their Property, Including Furniture

Whenever excessive moisture accesses a home in Rogers, much damage to both building materials and contents can occur. Materials can lose their structural integrity if saturated with water. Items such as furnishings can also suffer moisture damage.
Several problems can occur when moisture effects upholstery. Wet furniture during a water removal project in Rogers can be treated with a variety of methods. Specialized extraction wands are used to extract water out of delicate fabrics gently. Specific techniques can also be used to dry out furniture.
When furniture gets wet, swelling can occur. Most pieces of furniture are frame-supported with wood that can swell when exposed to excess water or moisture. During swelling, framing joints can weaken ruining the stability of the furniture. Glues that hold frame pieces together can also degrade causing the frame to break, causing possible injury to the occupants of the home.
If water drips onto certain types of finishes, water spots can occur. Many fabrics that are "dry-cleaned only" are susceptible to stains and water spots. When this takes place, we can wet the entire fabric to prevent the spotting and then slowly remove the moisture.
Any time furniture is affected by moisture; color bleeding can follow. Dust covers on top of furniture can bleed colors onto the upholstery or floors. The metal backing on buttons can rust causing stains on the material. Wooden legs attached to furniture can stain carpet floors. When water damage takes place in the vicinity of furniture, our SERVPRO technicians take steps such as furniture blocking to prevent stains that are almost impossible to remove. We can use thick paper, wood, or foam blocks to maintain the elevation above the wet surface.
Since most furniture is made up of organic materials such as wood, fungal growth can take place. To prevent mildew or mold growth, controlled, rapid drying the affected pieces of furniture has a positive result. Rapid drying is possible when air movers and dehumidifiers are set up in the affected area.
The drying equipment speeds up the natural evaporation process. SERVPRO team members can also "tent" specific pieces of furniture with plastic sheeting to expedite the moisture extraction. We monitor both the structure and the belongings exposed to water and water vapor with meters and sensors to eventually achieve the desired moisture content level.

For professional assistance with wet furnishings, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 24/7.

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

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Bella Vista Businesses Rely on SERVPRO When Water Leaks Cause Damage

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

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

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Mold Damage Remediation Services Available To Help Businesses In Bella Vista

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Keeps Office Up and Running with Mold Remediation for the Bella Vista Area

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

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

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Roof Holes Can Create Attic Flood Damage to Your Eureka Springs Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

If you roof is damaged during a storm, it is important to call SERVPRO as soon as possible to begin the restoration process to prevent future damage.

If a Storm Catches You Unprepared, Call on SERVPRO to Help Restore Your Home

While you might not always see some of the worst weather that even neighboring states might experience, your Eureka Springs home could be at risk for something coming inland off the Gulf of Mexico to show how unprepared you are for dangerous storm systems. The trouble with harsh weather is that you can never get fully prepared for it because there are so many different ways that storm damages can occur.

The unfortunate drawback of not being prepared for the damage that any single storm can do passing through the area is flood damage to your Eureka Springs home. While this might not always be the result from torrential downpours and high winds, once an area of your home gets exposed to the high volume of rainfall coming down, it does not take long to pool in whatever area of your home has gotten exposed.

While you tend to think of flooding occurring in the basement of your home, our SERVPRO professionals have seen many instances where this was not the case. A common flooding area on account of storm damage is your attic, which poses a unique threat to the rest of your home. If the problem does not get corrected quickly, this pooling water in your attic area can and will affect the ceiling and areas that sit below it.

Once you have recognized that there is damage to the roof of your home, and water can get through unabated, the time has come to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals. We can get to work quickly to seal up the damaged areas to prevent further water damage while our extraction process begins. With high volumes of water, we use a pump truck from our fleet of vehicles along with a wet vac fitted with an extraction wand for more intricate work.

Drying the area is a critical component of our restoration process, and given the nature of the affected area, likely requires several pieces of equipment to accomplish. Air movers are at the heart of this process, but it typically also requires industrial strength dehumidification equipment and specialty tools like drying mats or our injectidry system to clear the moisture out from inside walls.

This explanation might be a small part of the overall restoration process, but it can go to show the high level of experience and dedication that you can expect to receive from SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties. Give us a call 24/7 at (479) 787-7377.

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Fire Damage Restoration for Your Bella Vista Residence

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Homes with inadequate wiring causing fuses to blow and circuit breakers to trip can increase the chances for fire damage.

SERVPRO Thoroughly Cleans Your Home and Its Contents after Fire Damage

Older homes in Bella Vista may have inadequate wiring, which poses a risk for fire. Signs of lousy wiring include fuses blowing or circuit breakers frequently tripping, needing to disconnect one appliance to plug another one in, lights dimming when you use another appliance, or having to use a lot of octopus outlets or extension cords.

Faulty and inadequate wiring can quickly create a fire and fire damage in your Bella Vista home. Going through a fire of any size is scary and disrupts your family’s daily life. To get back to normal, your home is going to need restoration and cleanup. Our technicians at SERVPRO can assist you will all of this in a timely fashion. Plus, we are available anytime you need us.

When cleaning up after fire damage, four elements affect how residues and soils are suspended in cleaning products. These include agitation, temperature, chemical action, and time. All of these elements are used in sufficient cleaning.

Molecules move faster with heat. The faster they move, the faster the speed of the chemical reaction between cleaning solutions and soils. Each product has its correct temperature that SERVPRO staff use. We pretest and follow label directions, plus use the right process steps for each method of cleaning.

During agitation, we move the surface being cleaned, the cleaning solution itself, or both. Agitation is used for dislodging soils. After the bond is broken between the surface and soil, the soils are washed away. There are several methods we can use for agitation including rotating brushings, air pressure, water pressure, wiping, scrubbing, and sand-blasting.

Cleaning solutions help bridge the gap between water and soil, making the process of cleaning easier. The fundamental principle here is like dissolves like materials. A water-based cleaner, for example, is best for dissolving water-based soils. Other chemical actions are used to achieve results such as detergents helping oil-based soils to mix with water-based cleaning solutions. We utilize various chemical actions to break the bond between surfaces and smoke residues.

Time in regards to restoration refers to dwell time. It is the time that is needed for soils to dissolve and the chemical action to work. It varies for different cleaning processes and professional products. Specific time requirements are based on various factors such as the kind of soil, the kind of material, the method of agitation, and the temperature of the cleaning solution.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties works diligently to clean your home in Centerton, Berryville, or Green Forest thoroughly after a fire. We can be reached easily by dialing (479) 787-7377, so get in touch with as soon as the flames have been put out.

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Bentonville's Commercial Water Damage Technicians

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Doctors' offices need to be clean and sanitary. Should you have a water damage event at your office or other place of business, contact SERVPRO.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage in Offices and Industrial Facilities

If a pipe breaks inside your Bentonville doctor's office, areas inside your building possibly flood. Anytime there is standing water present or unwanted moisture inside your office, the business likely suffers. When getting problems resolved, it is best that it gets done in a way that does not inhibit company operations.
A mitigation project does not necessarily have to cause business operations to cease. SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists in Bentonville have experience in restoring problems while keeping the daily functions of your business in mind. Sometimes procedures get changed to prevent loss of revenue to your business.
The first step we take as soon as we enter your business is to secure the work area. Any possible hazards that exist as a result of the pipe break get removed. Signs get put up, and furniture gets moved making the area as safe for your employees and patients as possible.
Once the area is secure, the extraction process takes place. We vacuum up any standing water in the area first. Then we use specialized vacuum extensions to pull water out of carpet and upholstery. Sometimes, we complete the extraction phase in multiple steps so that foot traffic inside your office does not get impeded.
Many times carpet pad gets removed during the extraction process. To do that, our technicians disengage the carpet with a carpet awl and a knee kicker. Next, we cut the carpet at its seams in as few places as possible. After that, we pull the carpet back so that the padding gets exposed.
Then, we extract as much of the water out of the carpet pad as possible. If moisture ruined the structural integrity of the pad, then it must get cut back and removed. Sometimes carpet inside your doctor's office gets saturated with water and discarded as well.
We then put the carpet and pad in sealed plastic bags and dispose of them properly. We always cut a two-foot square section of the pad or carpet to use as a sample for replacement. Later, water gets extracted from the subfloor.
After extraction, the drying process takes place. Sometimes drying gets done differently depending on the damage done to the office. If water ever leaks into your doctor's office, call SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 for assistance 24/7.

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Unanticipated Benefits Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Rogers

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Residue and Odors Require a Professional Cleanup and Restoration Service for a Rogers Property

Trust SERVPRO After a Fire to Your Rogers Home for Effective Cleanup and Restoration

Even a seemingly minor fire in your Rogers home can affect room after room of fixtures, furnishings, and personal possessions. The damage can appear easy to manage after the shock of the fire is over. Experts instead suggest a professional assessment of all spaces of your house after any size fire. We are ready to step in and help you make the best choices for the specific circumstances of your home emergency.

Safety issues arise after fire damage in your Rogers home that a layperson has no experience gauging. An initial consideration is the water damage that occurred during firefighting efforts. Water must be eradicated to eliminate slip and fall issues and to prevent secondary damage such as mold or progressive deterioration of soaked building materials. Our fire damage crews also are skilled in water removal and drying, even in hidden recesses, and address this issue first as water damage can be even more destructive than the harm from the fire.
SERVPRO fire restoration technicians train extensively concerning the types of soot and smoke damage a house fire creates. We quickly identify wet versus dry soot and employ industry best practices to remove each. Loose ash responds to vacuuming and dry sponging; wet soot needs a spray and wipe approach. Grease fires are common and deposit a lacquer-like substance that requires solvents and agitation to remove. Cleaning without this training results in less than adequate results, and often worsens the situation.
Our experts also recognize the beauty beneath the soot and tarnish because we have familiarity with how well professional recovery efforts can turn ruined into restored. SERVPRO specialists at our production facility coax heirlooms and treasures back to life, much to the amazement and delight of our customers who might have discarded the articles as unsalvageable. However, art of great value should be put in the hands of a curator for restoration and preservation.We operate from a restoration perspective, saving your memories and money. Your insurance company often recommends our involvement for some reasons, including our restoration skills that reduce the number and expense of claims.
We also examine and make informed and educated decisions about the safety of food and other products that survived the fire. Heat can make even canned food unsafe to eat, and soot particles can invade even factory seals on jars and boxed food. SERVPRO crews pack out and review food and personal care items with your at a safe and dry spot, assuring that you do not risk harm from compromised or contaminated products.
Resist the thought of do-it-yourself fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is ready to assist after one call to (479) 787-7377 with the knowledge, equipment, products, and experience to get you through the crisis efficiently and safely.

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Long-Term Effects of Unnoticed Water Damage in Rogers

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

A small leak overtime can lead to extensive damage requiring professional water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO Restores Water Damage and Prevents Future Damage

The nightly news and internet fill with stories and pictures of significant water disasters. Although these events can result in severe consequences to homes in our area, it is far more common for less sensational causes to underlie damage by water. We are ready to assist with the damage water brings to your home and belongings, regardless of the background of the problem.

A home in Rogers risks water damage from many different hidden events. Because our homes are laced with plumbing and equipped with appliances and fixtures that use or manage water, small amounts can escape and begin progressive damage to structural components and belongings. We train our water damage work crews to find the source of the problem as well as to employ effective strategies to restore the compromised building materials and contents.

SERVPRO technicians know small cracks in piping or loose connections allow water to escape between walls or behind cabinets. An unmentioned tub or sink overflow can soak through flooring and drip onto the ceiling below. Loose flashing or an ice dam permits water to invade in small amounts into an attic. All of these scenarios result in water damage that eventually causes walls or floor to buckle, ceilings to bulge, or wooden fixtures to weaken and splinter. Mold and dry rot also can become an issue, and may be the first sign of water damage you can no longer ignore.

Our production team crew members are amazing detectives and find the small leaks that now threaten big problems. SERVPRO arranges for the repairs to limit further damage, and then we turn our attention to drying out the water damaged areas. Depending upon the extent of the harm, we might need to remove sections of walls or ceilings to give us access for drying and restoration. High-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers pull moisture from the saturated building materials. If wooden floor show damages, we employ drying mats or loosen and lift planks to ensure the warm air circulates to all levels, including the subfloor.

A baseline moisture reading of all affected structural components gives our team data to determine drying goals. The SERVPRO crew periodically remeasures moisture content to ensure we accomplish those goals, which may be different depending on the type of material. Once all wet areas dry per the plan, we repair and replace the sections of walls, ceilings, floors, and cabinets to restore your property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is an industry leader in restoring water damaged spaces and contents in your home. Feel confident that when you call (479) 787-7377 our efforts deliver your property back to you “Like it never even happened.”

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What Are the Steps Involved in Professional Remediation after Mold Damage to Your Bella Vista Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

For Mold Remediation from Spores to Large Colonies in Bella Vista Rely on SERVPRO

SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Ensure Mold Cleanup and Remediation

No one wants to stumble upon mold damage in their home, but the fact is, it happens all the time. Not only can mold take over your home if not properly handled, but it can also cause health effects as well. Understanding the remediation process helps you prepare for things to come after professionals arrive at your home.

Mold damage restoration to your Bella Vista home involves multiple steps. Here are some of the steps that SERVPRO technicians can use during the process. Scoping apparent infestations and assessing procedures
Establishing containment
Containing the mold damage is perhaps one of the most critical steps doing the whole process. It is crucial to avoid spreading the airborne spores to non-contaminated areas within the house. Technicians can install plastic sheeting to create containment barriers. If the contamination is severe, negative air pressure is established in the containment area. The technicians also seal HVAC vents and ducting systems.

Removal of the mold contamination
The next step is to eliminate the contamination itself. The non-porous material can be cleaned by SERVPRO AMRT technicians

, but porous material with visible mold growth often needs to be discarded. Porous materials such as fabrics, drywall, carpeting, insulation may need to be removed to eliminate the mold. If the mold damage is present on non-porous material such as glass, metal or plastics, technicians can use vacuums fitted with HEPA filters or wipe the surface with a detergent solution.

Cleaning off the dust and settled spores
Once the mold contamination has been removed, the settled dust and spores can be removed by vacuuming and wiping. The cleaning of the settled spores can be done in multiple steps to eliminate the chances of future contamination due to the airborne spores. SERVPRO crew members work carefully and wear PPE when needed, to minimize exacerbating the affected areas.

Drying the material
Drying the structure and the contents is a vital step to stop mold growth shortly. Fungi love residual moisture, and if it is not removed by drying, there is a high chance of mold proliferation in the future. Our technicians use professional grade dehumidifiers and air movers to eliminate any residual moisture. Moreover, typically finish the mold remediation service with an application of an antimicrobial product.

Call SERVPRO of Benton/ Carroll Counties at (479) 787-7377 today for a free consultation including the surrounding areas of Bentonville and Rogers.

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When Simple Mistakes Cause Water Damage to Your Bentonville Home

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

When a small error leaves your home with water damage, contact SERVPRO for excellent remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive With High Tech Tools to Find Hidden Drops of Water in Your Home

You might not stop to think about all of the things in your Bentonville home that could cause water damage. While there might be several potential threats to speak of, one of the most common is merely human error. Sometimes things just slip your mind, and you leave something running too long or find yourself distracted by several things at once, and suddenly a sink or bathtub is overflowing onto the floor.
While it is easy to eliminate the source of the water in these instances from making matters worse, the damage already exists. Instead of attempting to clean up these incidents on your own, which could prove ineffective for drying and removing all of the present water as it spreads to walls and under flooring, call our experienced restoration team in to help. Our SERVPRO professionals are well versed to handle any level of water damage to your Bentonville home and can restore this damage quickly.
The primary purpose of professional restoration services is preventing a problem from becoming much more severe from inadequate water removal or conventional cleaning methods that fall short of what the situation needs. That is why our dedicated restoration specialists get thoroughly trained in the latest techniques and most effective strategies for water removal and damage restoration, to save your family time and prevent lasting damages to your home.
Our initial assessment of the damage coincides with water extraction techniques. Even with higher volumes, our portable pumps and wet-vacuums can quickly pull the water from the floors and allow our team to better assess any structural concerns or areas in need of repair. To sufficiently scope the extent of damage that is difficult to see with the naked eye, our SERVPRO restoration specialists employ the use of thermal imagery and infrared technology to verify our successes with extraction and drying efforts.
Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes these mistakes can leave water damage in our home. You can trust the expertise of our SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties team. We are available anytime you need us, for any manner of restoration emergency. All you have to do is give us a call at (479) 787-7377.

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Bella Vista Residents Wary Of Flood Damage In Recent Past

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

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 Mitigation is a Keystone of SERVPRO Services to Help Rogers Area Residents

Rogers and the Surrounding Areas Can Get Flood Water Extraction by Contacting SERVPRO

Heavy rains and cresting rivers cause damage almost annually in the Rogers area. Preventing the flood waters from permanently damaging your home requires a combination of preparation and a relationship with a highly qualified flood restoration company. Our technicians and updated equipment are second to none in the Northwest Arkansas area and are prepared to respond fast to your flooding problems.

If in recent years you have felt fortunate to avoid flood damage in your Rogers home, be aware that each flood season is different and poses the possibility of harm to your dwelling. One way a house that is not on the floodplain still can be threatened by flooding is when several days of rain saturates the ground around your home. If you paid little attention to the grading around your house over the years, you soon might regret that oversight. We often see flooding into the basements of homes where water no longer drains away from the foundation.
A common cause is poorly maintained gutters that dam up with debris and dump water directly onto the ground below. The soil erodes, almost creating a mini-moat around the building that then works into the foundation. SERVPRO responds first to the interior flooding.
Our vehicles carry truck-mounted water extractors, and submersible pumps to evacuate the water. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to be able to determine if the flood waters contain contaminants. If sewage, chemicals, or other hazards are present, we contain the dirty water and dispose of it following local rules. Moisture meters and infrared scanners seek hidden pockets of water. If recesses full of floodwater are located, we release the water using extraction wands from the top or by drilling holes in mortar joints or sections of drywall.
Once they remove standing water, SERVPRO workers position air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the flooded areas. Moisture levels are frequently checked as we head toward drying goals determined by our crew members trained in psychrometrics, or the science of drying. Storage boxes and bins packed out to a dry area are reviewed to decide if the contents are restorable. We may have access to resources that use techniques like freeze drying to save documents, books, and heirlooms.
After the flood mitigation, SERVPRO employees then help customers evaluate landscaping problems. To avoid another saturation-based flood, we suggest a correction in the grading and a repair to the failed gutters.
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties is a full-spectrum flood damage restoration company. Call (479) 787-7377 to schedule an assessment by an experienced project manager.

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Your Bentonville Company’s Continued Success Depends on Professional Water Removal

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Quick & efficacious clean up allows your business to get back to functioning after a water damage event. Contact SERVPRO right away for best results.

Professional Restorers at SERVPRO Respond Quickly to Your Commercial Water Damage Emergency Needs

Some cleanup and restoration tasks are clearly outside of the expertise of even a Bentonville company that takes most setbacks in stride. Recovery from water loss is most successful when provided by restoration professionals who are trained and experienced at this specialized task. Decide to let the experts help you extricate yourself from an unfortunate water incursion situation just as you take responsibility for the business tasks you do best.
Even top-notch corporate housekeeping and maintenance staff is ill-equipped to manage commercial water removal in Bentonville. The challenges of a significant water incursion are beyond the capacity of ordinary cleaning equipment no matter how eager your staff is to help. Our trucks carry high-efficiency gas powered pumps and extractors we can operate using onboard generators if the power is interrupted because of the water emergency. The technicians on our team train and recertify in all aspects of proper water removal, and we can tap into a nationwide disaster team of other restoration companies in our network if we need to increase the scale of our assistance to your business.
Regardless of how the water invaded your business, SERVPRO has proven strategies to remove it. Roof leaks, burst pipes, or appliance malfunctions all result in substantial quantities of water affecting your business. We use state of the art moisture detection and metering devices to make sure we find and remove any hidden recesses of water. Workers monitor moisture levels constantly to update the information to determine drying targets.
Your property’s water removal needs do not end when the visible pools and puddles are gone. SERVPRO technicians then switch to air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to pull the residual water vapor from the structural components and fixtures on your business campus. Floors and floor coverings receive particular attention to remove moisture, including weighted wanding with water extractors, floor drying mats, and strategies like lifting planks or raising areas of carpet to direct warm, dehumidified air to make sure all layers dry evenly.
As SERVPRO assesses your water removal needs, we amass the documentation needed to obtain financial coverage for the disaster from your insurance carriers. Our team includes professionals with backgrounds in insurance adjustment to help us provide the information needed to limit a business's out of pocket costs for the water removal and restoration. We also plan mindfully as we order the water removal tasks needed, to ensure you can continue with as many of the projects and daily routines as possible in your headquarters.
SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties has built a comprehensive team to meet our community’s water removal needs. Call us at (479) 787-7377 for an assessment of the problem and creation of a restoration plan.

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

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold often hides behind large pieces of furniture, appliances, and cabinets.

SERVPRO Offers Professional Mold Remediation Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Professional Fire Damage Restoration Can Save Your Home in Rogers

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Post Fire Cleaning to Furnishing in Rogers? Call SERVPRO for Help.

Cleaning Possessions and Interiors Are an Integral Part of Fire Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Planning For Flooding in Bentonville

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen very quickly and be devastating. Contact SERVPRO before the storms to be ready to restore damage if and when it happens.

SERVPRO Technicians Help Prevent Flood Damage Mayhem With an Application

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

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Water Damage Restoration in Your Bella Vista Master Bath

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Padding under your soaked carpet can be removed and replaced at a reasonable cost. This way, carpet can be dried. Contact SERVPRO to discuss.

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

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

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

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Bella Vista Businesses Are Prepared for Water or Fire Damage with SERVPRO's ERP Plan

Moving Elements from the Water's Path Can Mitigate Damages

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

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

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

During fire damage remediation, some preexisting damage repair can be handled as well. Call SERVPRO to discuss the situation and the repair plans.

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

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

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

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water removal in Rogers is a wholesome undertaking.

Various Moisture Removal Strategies And Tools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4 Myths About Mold Damage In Rogers

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold and Fungus in Your Roger's Home is Not Welcome, Smile, Say "Cheese" and Call SERVPRO

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

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

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

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Cleaning Methods For Fire Damage In Your Decatur Home

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Once a fire has ravaged your Decatur home from a frayed charging cord, you need the assistance of professionals to help you clean.

Cleaning Methods For Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rooms vs Common Areas in Water Damaged Hotels in Rogers

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO focuses first on common areas, such as the lobby, to keep your hotel functioning as normal as possible in the case of water damage.

Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration for Hotels

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

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

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

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

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Actions to Help Prevent Mold Damage in Rogers

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Rogers' Homeowners Battle Moisture and Mold Growth and then Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tips to Keep Mold Spores from Becoming a Problem

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

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Preventing Water Damage in Your Bentonville Kitchen

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your kitchen free from water damage by regularly checking for dishwasher leaks, drips under your sink, or moisture behind your refrigerator.

Checking for potential water damage problems in your kitchen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Severe Storms Bring Floodwaters to Rogers

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Smoke Removal After a Fire in Your Bentonville Home

7/29/2017 (Permalink)

The quicker you get professional help when dealing with the aftermath of a fire, the less the odor will last in your home. Call SERVPRO right away!

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

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

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Have A Contingency Plan For Water Damage To Your Bentonville Warehouse

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps to Mitigate Water Damage to Bentonville Businesses with the ERP Plan

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

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

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Neighbor’s Sprinkler System Overreaches Bentonville Property Causing Water Problems

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Bentonville Water Damage from a Lawn Sprinkler System--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Advice and Service in Bentonville Mitigate Water Damage

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

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

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Tenants Open Window in Bentonville, Water Damage Follows

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

An open window is great for fresh air, but if the weather changes, it can bring a great deal of water into your home. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Remediates Water Damage Regardless of the Cause

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

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Musty Basement Source Can Be Two Stories Away

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your basement can feel overwhelming. Call the technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

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

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

Conquer Your Flooding Fears in Bentonville With SERVPRO

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Flood damage needs to be handled correctly to prevent secondary damage. Call SERVPRO for a more in depth explanation of the process.

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

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

Fire Damage Solutions to Bentonville Properties

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Bentonville Fires Can Result in Severe Damage--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Professional SERVPRO Crews Restore Damage Caused by Fires

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

Is Mold Damage In Bentonville Book Stores A Serious Problem?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

As paper is so fragile, even a small increase in temperature or humidity can cause significant problems.

Mold Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Cleaning Services Available For Your Bentonville Home

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning and restoring your property is what we do best. Call SERVPRO quickly after a fire for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Personalize the Cleaning Process for Every Occurrence

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

Bentonville Mold Proliferation Factors

3/11/2017 (Permalink)

Ignoring Mold Growth Leads to Huge Damage in a Bentonville Property

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Bentonville Property

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

By Controlling RH and Moisture, SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in Bentonville

Moisture and Damage from Water Are Remedied by Expert SERVPRO Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hidden Leaks and Water Removal in Bentonville

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Pipes leaking behind a wall can cause extensive damage and possibly mold. Call SERVPRO quickly to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians are Experts at Finding Hidden Leaks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality Flood Damage Restoration Services Available In Bella Vista

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

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)

Don't let basement flooding turn into mold damage. Call SERVPRO quickly to contain.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remediate Flooding

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

Leaks in a Bella Vista Kitchen Can Cause Mold Growth

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Kitchen Leaks Can Lead to Mold Damage in Your Bella Vista Home

Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation to Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electrical Fire Restoration in Bentonville

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets in Fire-Damaged Bentonville Home

Electrical Fires account for Six Percent of House Fires

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

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

Faulty Appliances and Outlets

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

Light Fixtures

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

Extension Cords

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

Space Heaters

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


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


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

Office Space Water Damage to a Bentonville Firm

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

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

Business Operations Reopen Faster With SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water Damage and Flooding in Rogers

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

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

Extraction Is Key in Mitigating Water Damage from a Storm

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

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

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

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

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

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


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