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Facts about Fire to Keep Your Northwest Arkansas Family Safe

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Facts about Fire to Keep Your Northwest Arkansas Family Safe At SERVPRO, Emergency Ready Profiles are the best way that we can make sure that you’re ready in the case of a disaster.

After the fire department is out and SERVPRO steps in, our goal is to help you get back to preloss condition. We take great pride in being able to help our customers get their lives back on track as quickly as possible.  However, we also take pride in sharing the knowledge we have gained to educate our community members on how to lessen the impact of unforeseen disasters.  We know, no one wants to have a home fire and we don’t want you to either. Since you can’t ensure that you will never experience a fire or water loss, we can help you safeguard your family and your property. Safety, prevention, and planning are keys to minimizing property loss.  One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your family is by having smoke alarms that work properly.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):

  • 3 out of 5 deaths in a residential fire occurred in homes without properly working smoke alarms.
  • No smoke alarms were present in nearly 2 out of 5 home deaths.
  • In homes with smoke alarms that did not operate properly, nearly half of those malfunctions were due to missing batteries or disconnected wires.
  • One-quarter of smoke alarms failures were due to dead batteries.

The NFPA recommends that you test your smoke alarms monthly.  Make sure your smoke alarms are on a connected system so that if one sounds, they all go off.  This is to make sure that even if you’re not in the same room as the fire, you are alerted to it. It is also recommended that you replace your smoke alarms with new ones every 10 years.

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

SERVPRO finishes yearlong fire job

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has recently been working on a job that has taken several months to complete because of extensive fire damage. This fire started in the backyard where the barbecue grill caused the grass to catch fire. With the help of the wind that day, the fire spread around the home, up the side of the home, and entered through the attic. The fire burned most of the master bedroom, two other bedrooms and the attic.

When SERVPRO received the job we knew it would be a lengthy job, but we really wanted to help this family get back what they lost in that fire as quickly as possible. In order to restore the customer’s home to preloss condition, this process usually takes several months.

After we got to the site, we evacuated the water (from the fire department’s hoses). After this, we removed the drywall and insulation from the rooms affected. Then, we removed the air ducts. Because of the way that the air ducts are put into the home, we needed to replace even the ducts that were in the unaffected areas of the home so that we could ensure they weren’t compromised. The roof and attic were also affected from where the fire entered and needed to be replaced. Finally, the flooring was removed and replaced during the repair process.

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

Emergency Ready Profiles for your Business

7/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Profiles for your Business At SERVPRO, Emergency Ready Profiles are the best way that we can make sure that you’re ready in the case of a disaster.

According, to the latest research, as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Pre-planning can serve as your first place to go to find the information for where shut offs are located and you can find contact information for the correct personnel to assist you.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption in the case of a disaster by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and expect at any time, is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how it affects your business.

We provide a no cost assessment of your facility. SERVPRO does this for you in hopes that if you’re ever in need of mitigation services, you are already familiar with our business.
 
You may not have a lot of during a disaster to get the necessary paperwork together. However, an Emergency Ready Profile will save you precious time later during an emergency. Time that is crucial to limiting the damage.  
If the damage is minimized, the amount of time that your business is closed will be less. We do this by creating a plan for you. The faster that SERVPRO gets there, the sooner we will be able to get the mitigation done and get you back into business.
 
The detail-oriented strategy behind an ERP makes it possible to find crucial information quickly. Having all of that on hand is a huge time-saver for us as well. We can quickly find shut off valves and not waste time during the mitigation process.

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

The SERVPRO Team is Ready to Help

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ready to help with any size problem in Crawford and South Washington Counties.  

Whenever a storm strikes your home, there are many things that could happen that might need fixing. Whether that may be a hole in your roof or rainwater flooding into your home; when you need to call someone quick, you need to call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO works closely with your insurance company as we evaluate the damage to your home, furniture and household goods. Pack-outs allow SERVPRO to systematically review all of your belongings away from the flood zone. This also gives SERVPRO a chance to assess damage to your items and start determining the quickest and safest way to take care of each item.

When you find that all of your belongings are wet from your disaster, you don’t have to throw all of your belongings away. The aftermath of the flood can be overwhelming, but SERVPRO can help. Our advanced drying strategies can clean up and dry items you thought were ruined, making the pack out a money saver.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice to restoring your home after a mold infestation.  Our team of professionals is trained to identify potential threats, contain and/or remove the mold, and restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.

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What to do after a Flood

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to do after a Flood In case of a flood, call SERVPRO 24/7 at 479-318-6774.

Floods are devastating to homes and businesses. Not only can the initial flood waters cause extensive damage but so can the potential mold growth afterward. Before returning to your flood-damaged home, there are things you should know to do or not do.

Wait Until its safe

Flood water can be tricky. While it may appear safe, it may not be. If the raining has stopped, or waters have stopped rising, more water could still move while it’s moving downstream. Please get confirmation from emergency responders that it is safe to renter your home before attempting to do so.

Inspect the Exterior first for Damage

Before entering your home, walk around the perimeter of your home to check for any damage to the exterior. Power lines that have fallen, or ruptured gas lines could be very dangerous. If you smell gas or see anything strange, assume it is not safe to enter your home and contact the proper authorities. When this happens, they will contact the utility companies to ensure the power is off and/or the gas line is shutoff. Do not go back until you have confirmed that there is no danger of electrocution or gas explosion. You also want to check for any structural damage to your home. If the roof is collapsed or sagging or the walls are buckled or heavily damaged, you shouldn’t enter your home as it could be unstable and at risk of collapsing.

Do Not Enter Flooded Floors

If your basement, lower level, or first floor are flooded, do not enter those floors. The water could be hiding things like sharp objects, snakes, chemicals, and dangerous bacteria. If the water is flooded in the lower levels of your home, the water will need to be pumped out of the room first. Once the water has been extracted, the cleanup process begins. Flood water can be a toxic stew that can harm your health. That’s why it’s a good idea to wear rubber boots and gloves to protect yourself from any chemical or waste residues.

Get Rid of Water Damaged Goods

If any of your food has gotten wet from the flood waters, you should throw it away. If your refrigerator has gone without power for any length of time, you’ll also want to empty it before mold starts to grow and makes a bigger mess. It’s advisable to remove as many water-logged materials like papers, clothes, storage boxes, fabric furniture, drywall, curtains, and carpets. As you can see this can be a huge and overwhelming job. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a professional flood restoration company do this all for you.

Don’t Risk Further Damage

A flood situation is one that you want to get under control as quickly as possible. The SERVPRO team is ready for any size job at any time.  SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration issues. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the water, 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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

SERVPRO is here to help Commercial Buildings in Van Buren with Help after a Water Loss

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is here to help Commercial Buildings in Van Buren with Help after a Water Loss We can help your commercial business!

Efficient Water Removal for Your Commercial Business

Your Van Buren business wants to stay competitive in the workplace. That isn’t possible if you’ve got standing water in your office or bathrooms. Water loss can mean that more than just one room is affected but also all of the rooms connected could also be at risk. Whenever situations occur like toilet overflows or plumbing breaks within a room, reaching out to professional restoration technicians like ours can help to keep the damage contained and keep customers unaware of what has happened. 

While you cannot predict the time that you might need water removal services, the best solution is to remain prepared by contacting professionals like our team whenever disaster strikes. With our fast response to emergencies, our SERVPRO technicians can work quickly to ensure that other areas of your property do not experience these same water damage effects.

 You have a brand to worry about and we respect that. We will work with you by mitigating the situation quickly to make sure that your day to day processes can continue. We're faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice to restoring your home after a mold infestation.  Our team of professionals is trained to identify potential threats, contain and/or remove the mold, 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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

What to do when You find Water Damage

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause a tremendous amount of emotional stress when it happens in your home, short term and long term. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Crawford and S. Washington counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration and we’re ready as soon as we get your call.

The following tips can help you in the event of a flood in your home.

  1. Turn the water off. If a pipe has busted, make sure to turn off the main water line. If you can’t determine where the water is coming from, call an expert.
  2. Turn off the power. In the event of mass water loss in your home, cut off the power entirely.
  3. Personal Safety is a priority. Avoid electrocution and don’t plug in or use any electrical appliances around standing water or wet flooring.
  4. Take action to remove water. Use a mop or towels to get up as much water as you can quickly, to help minimize water damage to your home and contents.
  5. Salvage personal contents. Remove what furniture and belongings you can move, to a dry area. SERVPRO will help with this part, but timing is everything and if you can keep things from getting wet by moving them up to a higher surface, you might save more of your belongings.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO saves you time by mitigating the water faster so that the drying process can be started as soon as possible.

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

Smoke Removal after a Fire in Your Crawford County Home

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Removal after a Fire in Your Crawford County Home Smoke Removal is not an easy job, so you need the trained professionals at SERVPRO. Call SERVPRO 24/7 at 479-318-6774.

SERVPRO Technicians are trained to Get Rid of Odors after a Fire

Smoke odors cling onto your clothes and belongings. Where we find smoke we can also expect soot and other potential gases and oils. The smell comes from the different materials that are burned. These smells will linger long after the smoke has been cleared.
 
You need SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration jobs. Sources of the bad odors will need to be removed and cleaned. Some things may need to be discarded depending on the severity of the fire damage. After a fire it is important to clean the duct system of any remaining debris. SERVPRO will make sure that we’re not going to have any recontamination of the areas that have already been cleaned. 
 
Air Scrubbing is the process that SERVPRO uses to remove harmful particles from the air. This technique removes 99.7 percent of particles from the air, leaving your home without all of the harmful fire particles.
 
Thermal fogging uses a petroleum-based deodorizer. This can counteract odorous molecules by making use of fragrance modification. 
 
Ozone is a powerful oxidizer which neutralizes vapor change by letting extra oxygen back out into the air. Ozone generation is a successful process and is best deployed in a controlled environment. 

SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration issues. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the water, 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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

SERVPRO Can Even Restore Historic Buildings

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Can Even Restore Historic Buildings Historic buildings mean a lot to you and your community. Call today to have us restore your building to preloss condition.

At SERVPRO, we know that you hold your community’s historic structures in high regard and want to restore them when disasters occur. Disasters such as floods, fires, and mold infestation can be devastating to historical structures.  

These facilities are the ones where you and your community have celebrated, gathered to vote and made memories. These structures deserve to be preserved forever. We realize that the cultural significance of your historical buildings play a role in your lives and the lives of your family members. If disaster strikes, We want to help you restore these buildings to preloss condition so that you and your family can continue to enjoy them for years to come.

There is also a great deal of economic value in historic buildings. The values and traditions that they hold mean something to your community and that’s very important to us at SERVPRO. Being in the restoration industry for over 10 years, our franchise is well connected to our local communities and we want to see them thrive.

SERVPRO has the necessary equipment and abilities to restore your historic building to preloss condition. Especially after disasters, we know the damage can seem irreparable. SERVPRO is up for the challenge!

Get in front of the problem by calling SERVPRO the next time you encounter an emergency with a historic site. We work professionally and thoroughly to make sure your town’s property is restored to preloss condition.

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.

Don’t ignore water damage, it will cost you more money!

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don’t ignore water damage, it will cost you more money! When facing water damage, don't hesitate in calling SERVPRO. You could be preventing a mold i

SERVPRO helps families and businesses locally, by performing necessary mitigation and restoration work. Damage can happen to homes and other buildings under all circumstances. When water is involved, we act as quickly as possible to mitigate the damage. 
 
If the water damage seems small to the property owner, many times people assume it will simply dry out and everything will be fine once it does. When a large quantity of water invades a home, drying out without some help can lead to other huge problems related directly to water accumulation. 
 
Also, forcing something to dry too quickly can also increase the chance of more damage. Permanent damages like warping and cracking can happen to many surfaces in your home. Flooring must dry steadily and we have the equipment specifically designed to extract moisture at a steady rate. Heating these aspects of your home helps ensure that interior areas release the moisture that’s been retained so the items dry thoroughly and with as few errors as possible. 
 
Water damage can also cause your home to smell strange. We address the issue of odors where they begin when we locate the exact location that the water entered through. When water damage causes unwanted odors, we have the equipment to eliminate the odor completely. It neutralizes odors and keeps the home from smelling like before. 

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 Crawford and South Washington Counties, click here.