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

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

Restoring Water Damage in Your Rogers Department Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Mitigation Of Commercial Fire Damage To Your Electronics Shop In Rogers 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)

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

Commercial Bentonville's Commercial Water Damage Technicians 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)

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

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

Commercial Rooms vs Common Areas in Water Damaged Hotels in Rogers 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)

Commercial Have A Contingency Plan For Water Damage To Your Bentonville Warehouse 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)

Commercial Tenants Open Window in Bentonville, Water Damage Follows 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)

Commercial Is Mold Damage In Bentonville Book Stores A Serious Problem? 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)

Commercial Office Space Water Damage to a Bentonville Firm 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.