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Electrical Fire in Prairie Grove

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage to this Home Avoid fire damage to your Prairie Grove home

Electric fires, most typically, are caused by loose connections or short circuits.  These cause arcing (sparking) that ignites building materials.  Another cause of electric fires happens because of circuits that are overloaded.  These overloaded circuits cause wires to overheat.  According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International home wiring causes approximately 51,000 fires each year.  Old faulty wiring systems are easily overloaded and susceptible to short circuiting, causing a fire.  Having a licensed electrician inspect your home’s wiring is money well spent, especially if it is an older home.  Performing any electrical improvements or repairs should be left to a licensed electrician. 

If your Prairie Grove home experiences an electrical fire, let SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington County restore your fire damaged home.  Following a few steps will help during the restoration process.  Contacting your insurance company is the first step. 

Your insurance professionals should be the first people you contact.  These professionals understand your home owner’s policy.  They can help you understand what your policy covers and how to file a claim.  These professionals can also help with your immediate needs.  Needs that may include finding a temporary place to live while your home is being restored.

Choosing a restoration company is an important step.  Researching to find a restoration company that has a solid reputation is critical.  Consider these before choosing your restoration company.  Is the company local.  What credentials have they earned.  Ask about availability.  Most importantly, ask for references.

If you experience a fire, SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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, contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

Space Heater Fire in Van Buren

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Bathtub and Toilet Stool damaged by Fire This bathroom was damaged by a fire

Space heaters can ignite a fire that spreads uncontrollably in seconds.  This can decimate your Van Buren home within minutes.  Accidental fires caused by space heaters can endanger everyone in the home.  Thousands of dollars in damages can be caused by small fires.  Often, the act of extinguishing the fire causes as much damage as the fire itself.  To help mitigate the financial lose, a proper insurance policy is essential.  As we have heard many times an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, preventing the circumstances leading to a fire will save you and your family the pain of experiencing a house fire.

Fabrics and other combustible items left too close to a space heater are one of the most common causes of home fires.  The Consumer Products Safety Commission determined some 25,000 home fires in the U.S. each year are a result of space heaters.  Heaters that use fuel, such as kerosene and diesel, are especially dangerous.  These types of space heaters can explode.  Faulty wiring or overloaded circuits can cause electric space heaters to catch fire.

The best prevention is to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any space heater used.  Regularly inspect the space heater to ensure it is in good operating condition.  Keep all flammable materials away from the heater.  Never leave your home with a space heater in operation.

If you experience a fire, SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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, contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

SERVPRO Restores Medical Facility

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responds to water damage at this medical facility SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is ready to restore your medical facility

Early one morning the phone rings, the facility manager at a major medical facility needs help immediately.  The fire suppression system has failed.  There is hundreds of gallons of water on the second floor.  The floor coverings are saturated with water.  The water is leaking thru to the ceiling of the first floor.  The sensitive and expensive equipment is a major concern.  The manager needs water extracted immediately to prevent further damage.  SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties is the trusted water restoration company to handle the job.  Our team of professionals extracts the water.  Air movers and dehumidifiers are placed on the first and second floor.  Base trim is removed.  Floor coverings are removed.  All materials that will lose structural integrity because of the water damage are removed.  Everything else is dried in place.  Because of the actions of the facility manager and SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties fast response this medical facility is back serving their patients quickly.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any commercial or residential water or fire 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

SERVPRO Mitigates Fire Damage with Ice Blasting Technology in Van Buren

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses dry ice blasting to remove soot from brick in this commercial building SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is ready to restore your commercial property

This commercial property was damaged in a fire pretty badly, causing charred marks all over what is left of the standing structure. Our Technicians were able to come in and ice blast the area. This process takes a highly pressurized machine with dry ice to force the charred marks off of the structure. This is a form of cleaning that is very innovative and because of the fact that the dry ice dissipates on its own, leaving no debris leftover. This process saves a lot of time for the customer which is a game changer for our customers after they’ve already had to deal with the fire/water/insulation/dust everywhere after the event happened! 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774

To learn more about our IICRC certifications, click here.

Make Your Van Buren House A Home Again

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage to Dining Table, Chairs, and Cabinet SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration in Van Buren

You are standing in the living room of your home, the walls and ceiling are covered in soot and burn scarring, the carpet is soaked, the smell of smoke still lingers. This is a traumatic event; your beautiful Van Buren home is the victim of a fire.

You have managed to gather all the personal belongings that could be saved, now what?

You call SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties and an IICRC certified fire restoration technician arrives on scene. They assess the damage and reassure you this will be taken care of. The technicians begin to work on your home removing the soot and fire scarring, removing the smell of smoke, and removing the water from your carpets and upholstery. Yes, there is water from the fire fighters saving your home and it must be removed so as not to incur any future water damage expenses. Once they finish, your house now looks as it once did, like a home.

This is the peace of mind you will need and the peace of mind that our SERVPRO fire restoration technicians will provide.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

Don't Let Water Damage, Damage Your Bank Account

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Air Movers Are Vital Equipment in the Drying Process SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties are the First Choice to Dry Your Van Buren Home

If you have ever dealt with water damage before, then you may understand the colossal impact it can quickly have on your life. Wooden floors swell creating gaps and unevenness, untreated wooden framework in the walls absorb and hold water beginning the rotting process, water damage in ceilings and drywall become soft compromising integrity, and this is just the structural damage that may occur. Elements in the home could be affected, as well. Such as, damage to electronics, furniture damage due to the natural materials used, metal items may begin to tarnish or rust over time. Possessions such as photos and items of a sentimental nature may be irreplaceable after water damage occurs. The expenses attached to repairing or replacing quickly add up. That is why emergency water restoration is the key to eliminating such costly issues in your Alma home.

Whether the water damage is chronic or from an immediate event, addressing it as soon as possible is the key to saving future expense and heartache.  SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties water restoration technicians will identify the cause and the water restoration process needed to save your Alma home and the valuables in your home that could affected.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

When Water Damage Leaves You In Hot Water

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Restoring the Kitchen after Water Damage SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties Drying the Kitchen of Home in Van Buren

There are very few things that can happen in the home more frustrating than emergency water damage. Enter the culprit: The Water Heater.

Water heaters have a role in the home, a big one whether we appreciate just how much we rely on them or not. When a water heater fails, we repair, or worse case, we replace. But when a water heater ruptures, either the pipe coming into it or the pipe going out, or a visible or nonvisible crack or hole in its structure, then water damage is imminent. A ruptured water heater can dump 40+ gallons of water into your home and continue to bleed more water into your home over a very short period. In which case, you have already incurred the expense of repairing or replacing the water heater, but that is just the beginning. Future expenses may very well follow if the water damage is extensive and left unchecked by a professional.

Let’s face it, this is a water restoration emergency, and an immediate response is required. Ignoring this will NOT make it go away. Don’t let one expensive issue (fixing the water heater) turn into a cascading multitude of more expensive issues, such as repairing structural damage to your home or replacing items that are now soaked in water.  Call SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties water restoration technicians.  We are ready to help.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

You'll Always Be in Good Hands in Van Buren when you call SERVPRO

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

The Restoration Specialists at SERVPRO are Trained According to Industry Standards SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties uses IICRC Training Standards

Here at SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties, your belongings, whether that be a property, furniture or antique bowls, will be taken care of. Our technicians are IICRC certified and receive training in water mitigation, mold remediation, fire restoration, and general cleaning. This allows us to perform at the standards that you deserve.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Throughout the certification process, our technicians will study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. 

In turn, this training provides our professionals with knowledge and critical thinking skills to understand the best course of action when any type of loss occurs.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a series of course materials and examination process that SERVPRO Franchise employees complete to receive certification in the following:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Web-based Training

Technicians and office staff have access to learn and test their knowledge of industry standards and professional quality.  These courses often are video presentations as well as support materials that challenge our technicians to be the best they can be for our customers.

At SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties, we encourage personal growth among our staff.  As our company grows and learns, we want our staff to follow suit. This course of action will in turn better our services to our customers. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774

Content Cleaning and Restoration for your Commercial Property in Van Buren

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo A broken pipe can lead to severe commercial water damage.

Floods and other water damage can result in significant loss for a commercial property. A flooded company will need to cope with the potential losses of electrical equipment, paperwork, and inventory. Thankfully, not all hope is lost after a water crisis. As a property manager or business owner, you can call on the support of a restoration company in Van Buren to help salvage any potentially damaged content. The process for saving equipment, inventory, or files will depend on the materials, which often fall into three categories.

3 Categories for Content Cleaning and Restoration

  1. Paper

Paperwork is among the most vulnerable to water loss because it is degradable. Therefore, following a broken pipe or flood, you want to collect the material quickly. Lay it out in a dry area with direct sunlight. You can place a paper towel underneath to expedite the drying process. Some documents might need a more specialized approach. In which case, you will want to contact a document recovery service, like SERVPRO.

  1. Electronics

More than likely, a job needing mitigation will have damaged or affected electronics, like computers or machinery. Whatever you do, do not turn anything on. It is best in situations like these to contact a service technician. The equipment will need to be thoroughly dried before being powered on, and even then, certain precautions might need to be made.

  1. Fabric

It is common for companies to have fabrics, like rugs, curtains, etc. While some of these materials might be washable, others may require specialized treatment or dry cleaning. You might want to contact a restoration specialist for advice on cleaning.

A restoration company is likely to experience a variety of water damage. Instead of writing off everything to loss, consider the material and its value. There are many professional cleaners specializing in water damage repairs.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

The Benefits of Working with SERVPRO for restoration of your Crawford County Home

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic with title and logo SERVPRO is ready to help in your Crawford County Home.

When business owners in Crawford County need emergency restoration services, their first call is usually to their insurance company. The next call they make should be to certified mitigation experts. The restoration services that SERVPRO provides are beneficial to both business owners and insurance carriers.

Accurate Reporting

The first thing the emergency response team does upon arrival at a damaged property is assess the extent of the problem. The Claims Information Center is your resource for the most accurate information on the job:

  • Dated timeline of process from start to finish
  • Itemized estimate of remediation needed
  • Photos of damage on site

All of this information is available to both the business owner and the insurance company. Everyone involved is kept informed through every step of restoration.

Claim Reduction

One of the services SERVPRO offers is pretesting. While many companies may be inclined to tear everything out and rebuild anew, this can lead to costly claims. When technicians pretest, they can usually find materials and items that are salvageable, thus reducing the total claim amount. They work to offer the best service at the lowest price.

Efficient Updates

Once the work gets started, other issues may arise that change the original estimate. For example, water damage could have expanded or caused secondary problems such as mold growth. If this happens, technicians update the report on the website, informing all concerned parties of the change. The call center is also available not only for new reports but also to answer questions about ongoing projects. This is the kind of transparency clients should be able to expect from certified professionals.

With efficient task management and digital claim servicesSERVPRO is the bridge between business owners and their insurance providers whenever disaster strikes. Property owners get the fast help they need, and providers are informed of any changes. Up-to-date, accurate reports make the claims process easier for everyone involved.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington 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 Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

For more about SERVPRO of Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.