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Commercial Restoration Project Performed by SERVPRO in Centerton

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Why choose SERVPRO for your commercial restoration needs? We make it "Like it never even happened."

There’s never a “good time” for a commercial restoration project. Often they come out of necessity, without any warning, bringing your business to a screeching halt. With that in mind, we work fast but never sacrifice quality or thoroughness in our jobs. SERVPRO wants to get your business back up and running quickly after sustaining water or fire damage.

Commercial Damage

Commercial water restoration can present unique challenges, but it’s nothing we haven’t done before. Our team is comprised of Water Damage Restoration Technicians, Applied Structural Drying Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, and each plays a key role in our process.

These technicians are expertly trained and equipped with top-of-the-line equipment to limit water damage and jumpstart the restoration process.

Fire Damage

Like with water damage, our fire damage restoration process involves a highly skilled team of expert technicians, armed with top equipment and unmatched training. The team includes Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians, Odor Control Technicians, and even Water Damage Restoration Technicians to restore any damage caused by putting out the initial fire at your commercial property.

And, whether it’s a fire or water damage restoration project when all is said and done we will not only keep our “Like it never even happened,” promise, but we can affirm that your commercial property is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, leaving no doubt around the cleanliness and safety of your property. Your customers will be eager and ready to get back inside your business after the SERVPRO team leaves.

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.

Commercial Flood Damage Solutions in Bella Vista

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo SERVPRO Protects your Inventory with Rapid Water Removal from the Bella Vista Area

Fast Water Removal Reduces Economic Impacts After Flooding Events

flood damage event at a Bella Vista business impacts not only the company involved but also their customers and employees. No matter what the source of the flood waters, it is inevitable that fast and comprehensive assistance is required. If machinery or appliance malfunction floods the production floor or heavy rains or rising waterways invades the building, the need is similar. Our employees know what to do regardless of the scenario.
SERVPRO service vehicles have pumps and extractors on board. If the area to be treated is large, we make sure enough equipment arrives so the removal of the water is swift. If contamination is an issue, we contain the water in tanks and dispose of it according to local rules. Damaged plant equipment is inspected and repaired, and air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers move in to dry the structure. Throughout the process, moisture is measured and monitored, and the drying goals determined by our production managers are eventually reached.
The SERVPRO work crews are aware that every moment the business is down community members are losing money. We do all in our power to work fast and get the majority of the building back to normal so the business can get back to regular production as soon as possible. We listen carefully to the business owner and its management team to see if there is a way to open a portion of the commercial building while we continue to work on the flood-damaged areas.

If the scope of the response needed exceeds our configuration, we have relationships with other SERVPROs that can lend technicians and equipment. No job is too big or too small for us, and the quality the customer receives is impeccable. We have a shared goal and that is a fully operational company in as few days or hours as possible.
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 save wet books after Water Damage at your Commercial Property in Rogers

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Books and other paper documents can be salvaged by freezing them using a strategic approach based on their level of damage.

Using our process to salvage documents by freezing them using a strategic approach once we identify the level of damage to your property.

  • Step 1: Is the water clean?
    • If so, then you’re ready to dry.
    • If it’s not clean, like dirty water or coffee will probably leave the book stained. The best to expect is legible words in this situation, but when a book or your documentation is valuable to you, that's worth saving and restoring!
  • Step 2: Air Drying
    • If it was totally saturated – Don’t separate the pages. Stand upright on paper towels to absorb water as it drains down. If you can, place towels in-between the covers and text sections.
    • If it was partially wet – Spread paper towels throughout the pages of the book. Every 20 or so pages. After an hour, change the towels until all the extra moisture is absorbed.
    • If it was just damp – Stand upright, fan the leaves slightly and let the book air-dry. If there are coated wax paper to isolate each photo and prevents sticking. Freeze immediately after noticing the damage for the best result.
  • Step 3: Remember - Don’t try to separate the pages.
    • Separating the pages will cause tearing. To avoid this, freeze the book immediately.
      • Prevents mold growth
      • If mold is already present – It changes the consistency of mold to make it easier to remove.
      • Gives you time to decide how you want to handle it.
      • Once frozen, you will be able to open the book and separate the pages.
      • Keep the freezer on the lowest setting for the best results.

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 You Should Call SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Services in Bentonville

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo SERVPRO

When you need Commercial fire damage services, you should contact a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise to make sure you get professional work, fast! SERVPRO can quickly diagnose the exact nature of your problem and then get right to work on solving it. Fire and smoke are particularly destructive forces that can gut a structure and cause it to be condemned. If your property is suffering from this sort of damage, you may need immediate help to salvage it.

You'll need a Company That Specializes in Fire Damage Restoration:

After any damage has occurred, you should contact a company immediately for an initial diagnosis. This will then be followed by a team getting directly to work on cleaning up and fully restoring the affected area. Cleanup, removal of debris, neutralization of remaining odors, and purifying of the air can commence quickly to prevent any further health problems that often arise after fire damage.

Concentrate on Restoration Rather Than Replacement:

The focus of good restoration service should always fixate on restoring your property rather than replacing it. When possible, it's better to isolate quickly and neutralize any issues rather than replacing your entire property. Restoration not only costs you less money in the long run, but it also allows you to quickly get back to living your life faster. If parts of the property do need to be completely rebuilt, talk to the company about timelines for the areas that are fixable first, and then concentrate on the areas that need to be entirely redone.

What to Expect From Any Service:

A reputable restoration service will do an immediate assessment of the damage, followed by board up and tarp service if required. From there, they will remove all affected material and begin airing out and drying the area. Once all of the debris, smoke, and soot has been eliminated from the area, they can begin restoring your property back to pristine condition.

What to Look For:

It's best to hire a locally owned company that has a focus and connection to your community. You should also ensure that the service personnel you are dealing with are fully qualified, trained, and experienced at diagnosing and solving the problems that affect your property. When you are dealing with severe fire and smoke damage, you want to make sure the company you choose can handle the scope of the project and will help you handle any problems that come up.

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 Get You Back In Business In Bella Vista After A Water Damage Disaster!

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo Let SERVPRO get you back in business!

Using a water extractor, we remove all moisture from the room. The best tip for water restoration is that TIME is everything! If you take quick action you’re more likely to be able to save your flooring. Water extractors are effective at removing water from the padding and the carpet.

We can recover crucial documents. Commercial water emergencies are affected by several variables. How much water is in the property, as well as the size and scope of the project at hand, can have an impact on the type of service you need. Our teams understand the situation of commercial water damage to Bella Vista businesses and the impact it can have on the smooth running of your business. SERVPRO can send a crew chief directly to your property to perform inspection and emergency mitigation tasks. Our services encompass document recovery, which can be vital if your office stores hard-copies of deeds, tenancy agreements, or other legal documents.

Commercial clients use SERVPRO because they know we have the resources to perform specialty services. Our document recovery team can help you to maintain good copies of crucial documents that can help your business reputation significantly. Ultimately, requiring customers or clients to return to redo legal forms can appear unprofessional even after a water emergency. By using our specialist services, you can ensure your business continues to run smoothly even during times of crisis.

If you need expert, efficient water recovery technicians with experience in commercial buildings, call us anytime for additional information!

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 Common Culprits of Commercial Property Water Damage in Bentonville

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo The Five Main Causes of Water Damage

When the weather turns extreme, it’s natural to worry about flooding damaging your commercial property. Unfortunately, even when the weather is seemingly perfect, there are other culprits that can cause water damage. Below are five main causes of water issues to watch out for.

  1. Plumbing
    Broken pipes can happen for numerous reasons, including freezing temperatures, pressure changes, and water supply deterioration. Water stains, bulging walls, musty odors, or damaged tiles are indicators that there may be a leaking pipe that requires a water repair.
    2. Sprinkler System Issues
    As the first line of defense, if not properly maintained, a sprinkler system can lead to extensive damage, especially if a broken pipe is the issue. Along with accidental activation, which results in hundreds of gallons of water pouring in, neglected systems can slowly leak.
    3. Faulty Appliances or Equipment
    Along with major systems like HVAC and water heaters, any dishwasher or equipment that uses water on the property could be the source of a lingering musty odor. Regular maintenance, inspections, and cleaning are necessary to keep them working properly.
    4. Sewer and Toilet Backups
    Regardless if the cause is improperly flushing items, flooding overfilling the sewer drain or issues with the city’s mainline, toilet and sewer water is not regular water. Full of contaminants, cleaning it up requires extra considerations. If these types of issues arise, it’s best to call a trusted plumber to determine the problem to help keep it from happening again.
    5. Structural Damage
    Buildings may be built to last, but they are not invincible. Any piece of the building failing to do what it should, it may let water seep in. Before the next rain, inspect the building for broken windows, leaky roofs, and foundation issues. Improper drainage, such as clogged gutters, can quickly lead to big foundational problems.
    Regardless if it is the broken pipe or older HVAC not working properly, immediately addressing the problem will limit the damage to your property. A professional water remediation and restoration expert can quickly access, clean, and repair the damage.

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.

What SERVPRO of Benton / Carroll Counties can do for your commercial business?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic SERVPRO arrives to Commercial job Your building, equipment, and contents are corner stones to achieving success.Choose SERVPRO to get it done, right!

Business owners invest huge amounts of time, energy and resources to grow, maintain, and protect their business.  Your building, equipment, and contents are corner stones to achieving success.

Experiencing fire, water or mold damage in your facility requires a fast response, knowledge, and experience to handle the situation professionally.  Getting your business back into operation quickly and responsibly is our top priority.

SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties is committed to being the premier water, smoke, fire, and mold mitigation company in northwest Arkansas. Our people, experience, and knowledge make us the best choice to reduce business interruption and reduce recovery costs.

Disinfect and Sanitize

SERVPRO technicians use hospital grade disinfectant, as recommended by the CDC.  Our disinfectant is EPA approved to kill viruses similar to the coronavirus.  Our trained technicians apply disinfectant to hard surfaces including counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, tablets, bathroom fixtures and toilets.  SERVPRO technicians also apply disinfectant to the following commercial spaces as suggested by the CDC:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Water Removal and Drying

SERVPRO identifies the source and type of water. Our IICRC trained technicians determine the proper course of action. We set state of the art drying and dehumidifying equipment to control temperature and humidity.  This minimizes any secondary damage.

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration

The materials that burned, temperature of the fire, and amount of oxygen present during the fire determine the restoration process. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and skill to save property and money in the restoration process.

Mold Mitigation

Our highly trained professionals work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.


The professionals at SERVPRO know the first rule is to remove the source of the odor.  The second rule is to clean the affected area.  SERVPRO has the proper equipment and training to eliminate a wide range of odors.

SERVPRO of Benton/Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any commercial or residential 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.  Call us at (479) 787-7377.

How SERVPRO can limit business interruptions following a disaster in Siloam Springs.

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Graphic with three sillouettes and title of blog. We can help you make a plan for unexpected damages.

Fifty percent of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

What would you do if you had water/fire damage at your business? Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or a flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile is an approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business will reduce the impact of any disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

  • A no cost inspection of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds for the assessment, giving you a great value at no cost. 
  • A concise document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a few minutes to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if it’s ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    Our ERP can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    SERVPRO is the provider that is recognized as the industry leader. We are also locally based, so we can be there FAST!
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    Having a list of who we need to contact in order for work to be authorized means that the work can begin faster and your business will be back up and running that much quicker!  
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens.”

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 Handle a Fire Sprinkler Accident

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire sprinklers are a necessary precaution to have, for their ability to stop fires in their early stages from consuming more property and becoming costlier. In some situations, these systems can unexpectedly trigger when there is no fire. This leads to flooding and its associated expenses. You can act to mitigate the water’s threat by understanding the causes of damage and how to stop the system during an incident.

Causes of Fire Sprinkler Damage

Sprinkler systems have safeguards to stop them from deploying except during a fire. There are several circumstances that can cause them to deploy:

• Frozen pipes causing pressure to break pipes and leak
• Abnormal heat from abnormally hot weather or roof damage letting heat in
• Damage to the mechanism by service work done in or around the ceiling by yourself or others
• Vandalism for scrap parts
• Metal corrosion from stagnant water in the pipes or sprinklers

Stopping the Water From Causing Property Damage

The most important step for stopping sprinklers from flooding your business is to identify where your business’ water shutoff valve is located. You should familiarize yourself with its operation, so you can stop the sprinklers if there is no fire. In case you are absent, other trusted employees should also be informed of it.

Water damage can ultimately be prevented with occasional professional inspection of your fire sprinklers. Proper maintenance ensures the system will deploy only when you need it. It’s good practice to make sure the sprinklers are clear of obstructions and not used to hang decorations. Misuse risks damaging the units.

Handling the Aftermath

Your insurance should be contacted and informed of the fire sprinkler malfunction to work out coverage. A professional water damage restoration crew is preferred to handle water removal and repair. Your actions impact the total cost of such services. With proper measures taken before and during a defective sprinkler incident, you can prevent extensive flooding to your business.

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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.