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Why SERVPRO for Mold

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Calling the professionals at SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties is the first step in ridding your home or business of mold.

Mold is an inevitable part of the world around us. Every household has a small amount of mold in them by nature. But when you find large amounts of mold, especially in one place, then there’s a much larger problem. Understanding where mold comes from and how it works can help you to further prevent it.

So how does mold start? Mold is a living organism that can be found anywhere in the right conditions and can grow on just about any substance. If mold spores should find their way to a moist environment, the potential for mold growth is there. Mold spores are the byproduct of mold and moves through the air both inside and outside your home. This means that you could have mold in one area of your home, but the air currents could spread mold spores to other rooms.

Now that you know how mold begins, let's look at how it grows. Once mold spores have found the perfect environment, they begin to grow. Many of the materials in your home are the perfect environment for mold. Carpeting and padding, drywall, plywood, and other surfaces are likely places for mold to invade. Dust, cellulose, and other organic materials are their food source. Leaking pipes and roofing, excessive moisture in bathrooms, and additional moisture sources contribute to growth of mold. Getting rid of the food source or the moisture will get alleviate it, right? Wrong. Mold will become dormant instead, putting itself into a state of hibernation. When there’s no food, the mold “sleeps” until the food source is back to being plentiful. Mold will wait until the right conditions reappear to reactivate itself. Mold may not have an apparent source of moisture, but even just the humidity in a home can be enough for it to thrive. This moisture-laden air allows water vapor to collect on the surface the mold is living on as it condenses. You may find that you don’t have the proper vapor barriers in your home, then mold can thrive in crawl spaces and basements.

How does one get rid of mold? It’s plain to see that mold is not easy to eliminate. Although there are plenty of DIY sprays that claim to kill mold, some may in fact worsen the problem. Mold remediation is also more than just spraying the mold and forgetting about the problem. Special procedures must be taken to ensure you get all it out of your home, or you’ll find that in a short time, you’re back to square one with hidden mold spreading back to where you just cleaned it.

Do I really need to worry about mold? The short answer is, yes. Though most mold is harmless and simply unsightly, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

What do I do when I find mold? Call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties to take care of the mold for you! Mold isn’t one of the most straightforward problems to get rid of in your home. It can be very easy to miss a spot here or there and allow it to retake a substantial foothold after a short time. SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties has a thorough mold process to ensure the mold doesn’t come back. We are familiar with how mold grows and behaves, so we have a better chance of removing it all the right way, the first time. Call us today! And we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

What to Expect After Contacting SERVPRO

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO 24/7 SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties in North Central Arkansas with teams available 24/7, call (866) 445-8457

If a client has experienced damage to their home, it is important to act quickly. SERVPRO’s 24-hour availability is a top choice for many insurance agencies. Here is what you can expect during the first several hours after contacting SERVPRO.

  1. A Quick Response

When a building has been damaged, the response time is an important factor in how time-consuming and how costly restoration will be. SERVPRO is always open, so you can expect to hear back within an hour after you have contacted them about the emergency. Once you have provided them with the necessary information, they will begin preparing to address the needs of your client.

  1. Arrival to the Damaged Site

With over 1,700 locations, SERVPRO can arrive quickly to any emergency. They can be on site to begin the restoration process within four hours. This fast response can make a huge difference if your client’s home has suffered a great deal of damage. Beginning the process more quickly will result in less damage overall which can end up costing the insurance agency less money.

  1. Inspection and a Verbal Briefing

Once SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties arrives, they will inspect the home to determine the extent of the damage and decide on the best course of action moving forward. This should all happen within eight hours of your initial call. They will provide a verbal briefing so that you and your client are aware of what will happen next. Their quick 24-hour response will allow them to begin mitigation as soon as possible to prevent any further damage before they begin work on necessary repairs.

Because it can spread and worsen quickly, the 24-hour period after damage has occurred is crucial. SERVPRO’s fast response will save the agency money and allow your client to have their home back sooner.

SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties has teams available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call (866) 445-8457.

Learn How SERVPRO Cleans and Restores Office Spaces

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Water in Office Space Water removal is the first step in bringing a saturated location back to its original dry condition.

Water line breaks, damaged roofing, faulty sprinklers, or water used during firefighting on a structure can all lead to a water-logged mess. Water affects different things according to the porosity of the material from which it was constructed. Offices in our area can rely on commercial water removal services to regain control over their environment once again after a disaster. Our technicians have been trained and are experienced in mitigating water problems, in both large and small environments. At SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties, our training results in certification from the IICRC, ensuring that our technicians can provide the services required regardless of the disaster type, size, or level of complexity. Having a mess in only one secluded section of your office, if large, never is a guarantee that equipment stored elsewhere is protected from damage. Water takes three forms, and humidity travels quite easily inside an enclosed area like your office. In smaller offices, this type of damage can happen much more quickly than in a larger one. When the water came from a contaminated source, our services also include effective decontamination methods that render your space is clean and free of any pathogens or other substances that can cause harm or illness. You, your employees, and your customers deserve a germ free environment in which to conduct business, and we can help, even if the situation seems hopeless. Water removal is the primary step in bringing a saturated location back to its original dry condition. SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties uses pump trucks for standing water, hand-held units that extract water from water-logged porous materials such as carpets and furniture, specialized pads to increase the evaporation rate of water held inside floors, and a combination of dehumidifiers, air movers, and heaters for removing the last traces of humidity from the air.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties wants to help whenever your office needs us. No disaster is off-limits for us, so don't hesitate to call. Our number, (870) 424-0296, is answered 24/7 including holidays.

Have Mold in Your Home or Business?

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

mold door If you see MOLD call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties!

If you have recently found yourself in an unfortunate situation in which you have found mold within the interior premises of your home or business, then it may be of a benefit for you to know that there are options for removal. Oftentimes, people will be doing their routine everyday tasks and then find mold that has been growing for quite some time in some corner, crack, or crevice. Although it may have been growing there for a while, it's important to know that it could also be a sign that there's mold growing elsewhere within the property as well.

An Environmental Hygienist is going to give you a myriad of benefits if you ask for their services. With microbial growth, you will come to find out that it is not only detrimental to the conditions of your home, but also your health if you do not take the proper precautionary steps of advice that will be given to you. 

A mold cleanup task is always recommended when someone unexpectedly finds mold in their home. An Environmental Hygienist will be able to assist with such a situation in which the home or business owner has stumbled across mildew. It is certainly something that can spread over time and in to prevent that from occurring they will need to see a specialist who will be able to remove the microbial growth as soon as possible. 

Arkansas is a state that often experiences a lot of rain. In the case the rain occurs during warm weather, there is a chance that the environment could be quite humid. This is when microbial growth has the best chances of forming and can appear in any area of a home or business. Some other causes of mildew growth are leaking pipelines, drain/pipeline bursts, flooding, and more. An Environmental Hygienist can provide you with an adequate amount of guidance on how to keep your property clean from there on out. It is recommended for you to follow the guidance that they provide and if you are to fall behind on your needs of keeping the property clean or lack in your maintenance needs, it is highly possible that the bacteria that you had attained services for could start forming back again. In such cases, there could possibly be a bigger problem on your hands. Whichever the case may be, it is highly recommended for you to contact a mold cleanup specialist (SERVPRO) first to conduct a removal and see if the problem persists after some time. If not, then you may have conducted the only form of solution that you would have needed. Visit http://www.SERVPRObaxterboonefultonmarioncounties.com/mold-remediation if you suspect mold in your home or business, or call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties at (866) 445-8457.

Why Choose SERVPRO to Clean Your Home or Business?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Two paper standees with the words Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and information about SERVPRO. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties to get you back in business.

At SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties, we are trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards, making us the number one choice for cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO has developed a proactive cleaning and disinfection protocol for businesses and institutions based on the specifications from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

Our professionals have been trained to pay attention to detail and clean thoroughly. This means that nothing is overlooked; even the smallest or most unusual spots where germs, soot, or mold could hide. SERVPRO has been trusted by millions time and time again to clean homes and businesses effected by fires and mold, and have been trusted with preventative cleaning as well.

As we work towards getting back to normal, SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties is here to help. Trust the trained professionals for your home or business as we navigate this difficult time. Give us a call today!

When Storms or Floods Hit, Call SERVPRO!

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

A trailer park sits in brown, murky flood waters. When flooding hits your home or business, give the professionals at SERVPRO a call!

Until you have been face-to-face with the damage a flood can cause, it can be difficult to understand how extensive the damage can be. When storms or floods hit North Central Arkansas, SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties is ready!

SERVPRO of BBFM specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

When storms hit North Central Arkansas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have storm or flood damage? Call us today at (866) 445-8457. Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage.

Call SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Water rains down out of light fixtures in the ceiling onto an office space below. Electronics and papers are getting soaked. When your business is affected by a water loss, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO to take care of you.

While you might always work to keep your office running smoothly, you cannot ever plan for unexpected events like substantial water emergencies. Instances like broken pipes within the walls or above the ceiling grids of your facility can affect a broad area and cause widespread damages in a brief period. Considering that you not only have expensive equipment and electronics likely spread out through the facility, you also likely have records and servers which retain sensitive and client-specific information that you cannot afford to lose.

Our team does not just claim that “We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster”. Our commitment to being available when you need us is something that you should remember when faced with the need for water removal services in your office building. The team that can offer a rapid response is the same restoration team that can work to ensure that your facility does not succumb to worse damages as the pooling water continues to spread and affect new areas of your building.

When our IICRC certified professionals arrive at your business, our first concern is ensuring that the source of the water damage that you face has gotten successfully shut down so that our restoration process can begin. A thorough inspection of the entire affected area, as well as adjacent rooms to the damage, get thoroughly assessed for possible losses, and our technicians develop a site-specific restoration plan to bring your building back to the way that it used to be.

While our ability to extract pooled water and dry the area thoroughly often is sufficient, sometimes the immediate damage to the structure and surfaces in the vicinity is too severe for conventional restoration. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals utilize our training in controlled demolition to remove overly damaged portions of the construction materials for replacement by a commercial contractor.

When your office building requires water removal services, this issue needs to get addressed as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counites restoration specialists are always available for any water emergency or potential disaster that you might face. Give us a call anytime at (870) 424-0296.

Fire Damage Is No Match For Our Skilled Technicians

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen with heavy soot damage on the walls and contents. Our professional technicians know how to use a variety of techniques to restore houses after a fire.

Professional help is necessary when restoring fire damage. When flames engulf a property, the danger is obvious. However, the threat does not end after putting out the fire. The combustion process introduces gases and aerosols in the affected environment, and if not cleared, they might lead to health problems when inhaled. In addition to affecting the occupants, the structure also continues to deteriorate in different ways after the fire goes out. Debris and residues, some of which are acidic, can cause such deterioration. The water used to put out the fire from your property might also lead to deterioration.

With the professional restoration services that we offer, it is possible to safeguard the structure and its occupants. Some level of preparation is necessary before starting the restoration of fire damage. It might include the separation of items based on the level of damage. Our SERVPRO technicians separate items into salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable categories which helps reduce the chances of throwing out salvageable items. With our electronic CCIS (Content Claim Inventory Service), we can even group items room by room. We also board-up the structure, which helps prevent further damages by intruders or weather elements.

The smoke produced as a fire burns causes some of the damage, so cleanup is necessary. While it is possible to wipe off some of the soot, most of the residues require further steps for proper cleaning. Our SERVPRO crew uses various approaches to clean your property. Mechanical agitation helps dislodge debris from affected areas. We also use some professional cleaning products, which work through chemical action that either dissolves or suspends the soils, effectively removing them from the affected material. From our experiences handling clean up after fires, we understand the easiest ways to deal with different kinds of soiling. For example, we know that like dissolves like, so we evaluate the type of soiling before choosing a cleaning solution. Some aspects of fires like smoke damage and bad odors spread easily even to parts of the property not reached by the flames. By working as a team, our SERVPRO crew cleans and deodorizes all affected areas.

Restoring damages after a fire should not overwhelm you. Call SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton, & Marion Counties at (870) 424-0296 today! We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Discoloration in Your Home or Business?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Dark colored mold found growing inside a wall, now exposed after controlled demolition. SERVPRO of BBFM is trained to remediate mold in your home or business.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home or business.  When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic spores which become airborne and can circulate throughout your building.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties for mold remediation services.
  • What Not to Do:
  • Do not touch or disturb the mold.
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it is a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. SERVPRO technicians make each job as clean, healthy, and safe as possible, protecting customers and workers from exposure. Maintaining this type of environment prevents disturbing mold during cleanup, spreading contamination to additional areas of your building and reduces possible health and safety issues throughout the entire remediation process.

Our SERVPRO team uses a variety of control and containment procedures to keep mold exposure found in your home under control. Negative-airflow machines, moisture detectors, and advanced cleaning methods all work together to provide you with the quality solutions you deserve. None of this could be possible without locating and repairing the source of contamination. We provide you with a full-service solution to mold, water, and repairs necessary to return your home to preloss condition. Getting mold growth in your home under control means helping you understand how these issues begin and showing you how to prevent similar problems in the future.

Do You Know How to Shut Off the Water?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

The orange SERVPRO house logo with the Emergency Ready Program logo underneath it in green and black. Call toll free (866) 445-8457 for your FREE emergency assessment of your commercial property today!

Many workplaces always call on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. But what if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off? Where do you start?

SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties can help commercial property managers in planning for water, fire, and storm damage. How? With a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO Marketing Department!

By having a plan of action and including it in your regular training at your office, you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event should happen. Such things could be a busted pipe, a fire, or any other type of disaster. Some property managers use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location.

Is your business ready for a disaster? Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headaches. A SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide resources for the employees of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties. Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Baxter, Boone, Fulton & Marion Counties at (866) 445-8457 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages. We will help make it "Like it never even happened."