Recent Storm Damage Posts

Will It Ever Stop Raining?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Will It Ever Stop Raining?

The weather in Arkansas this year has been wet. We have seen what seems likes days and weeks of rain, from flash flooding to rain showers. It is always a good idea to make sure that you are prepared to handle these rainstorms. In the event of a rainstorm here are a few tips to help keep you safe. 

  1. If you are driving during a rainstorm put on your headlights, hazard lights, and drive slowly to prevent hydroplaning.
  2. Get out of boats and stay away from large bodies of water in the case of lightning striking.
  3. Most importantly, Take shelter! 

Emergency situations are never enjoyable, but we strive to make life get back to normal quickly and smoothly. If you have a flooding emergency that takes place in your home or commercial business, we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties at 501-328-3301.

Facts About Tornadoes

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

It is tornado season here in Arkansas, and our main threat is tornado and wind damage. Here are a couple of things from https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes to help be prepared in the event of severe weather.

To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Go to a pre-designated area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of a small interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck.

Keeping you Safe

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Do you have a good quality weather radio?

A weather radio is designed to alert you to potentially dangerous weather, such as an approaching tornado, massive hailstorm, or hurricane. It allows you to be warned ahead of storms providing you time to seek shelter. A weather radio is the most reliable source for weather alerts.

When shopping for a weather radio, look for the following key features:

  • Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear)
  •  Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert programming- alerts when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts from your county.
  •  Ease of programming


If you need help programming your weather radio, you can always contact your local National Weather Service Office or for additional information, including county codes for your state, visit the NoAA weather radio website.

https://www.weather.gov/nwr/

Winter Storm Damage

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that a winter storm can cause significant damage to your home and property?
Winter storms can bring snow, ice, heavy winds and rains that can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Here are a few ways that a winter storm can cause damage to your home:


  • Roof Damage.  High winds can rip the tiles off your roof, and cause tree branches to fall on top of your roof, and they can fall through the roof and harm the inside of your home.

  • Frozen Pipes. Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and subsequently burst. This can lead to severe water damage in your home.

  • Ice Dams.  An ice dam is a buildup of ice on the roof of your home. It occurs when melting snow refreezes and blocks other snow from draining properly. This can lead to a buildup of standing water that can then leak into your walls or ceilings.

How To Prepare
Here are some practical steps you can take to limit damage to your home during a winter storm, such as cleaning gutters and rain spouts in advance to prevent ice dams. You should also trim any tree branches that are too close to the house or to your power lines.
Before a winter storm arrives make sure you have purchased non-perishable food items, warm clothing, extra blankets and a battery operated radio. 
If a winter storm causes damage to your home. SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties is here to help and we can be onsite right away to help you recover and get back to normal after a winter storm. Give us a call at 501-328-3301.  

Storms With The Help Of Technology

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

It is important to be ready because a storm and disaster can strike at a moment’s notice! Technology helps keep us aware of danger with more time to prepare before it hits! It can also be a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or after so that we can stay informed of the situation and in communication with others. From common technology you already use on a day-to-day basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare. Below are a few things that will help you be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.


Store Information Online

There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer a free way to store different types of files, from a Word document to images of important documents. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, and information on your pets, if necessary.


Follow the News

Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a disaster situation. It is also a good idea to have a emergency weather radio in case of loss of power. You can also alert first responders if a rescue is needed through Twitter.


Mark Yourself Safe

The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis. You will receive a notification from Facebook if you’re located in the affected area at that time.


Charge Up

Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time. It is also a good idea to purchase solar-powered chargers as well.


Get in Touch

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster. SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties also offers an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for free at ready.SERVPRO.com to help prepare you, your property, or your business for an emergency. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your property or business, you will  know what to do and what to expect in advance which is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your property or business. Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties today for more information on developing an ERP for your property!

Severe Weather in the Summer

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather can happen at any time, in any location. The weather in Central Arkansas can be unpredictable especially during the summer months. Whether the weather leads to a tornado, flooding, or thunderstorms, SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner counties wants to make sure all residents know their risk.

Take Action

It is important to create an emergency action plan for any local weather hazards. Once the plan is created, it is just as important to practice the plan. Technology is a great resource in today’s society, and it can be of great use during severe weather. Use social media to share your weather preparedness with your friends and family. Social media can lead to more tips that can be useful for your family. During severe weather, use the internet to stay informed on what is taking place around you. FEMA will post videos that can be usual to you and your family.

If you have any questions, call us at (501)-328-3301.

Visit Ready.gov for more information regarding severe weather preparation.

Current Flooding in Faulkner County

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Conway & Faulkner Counties.

With the Current Floods that are affecting Conway and Faulkner Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties 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 are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms or flooding hit Conway and Faulkner Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 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 501-328-3301

Your Belongings and Storm Damage

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (501) 328-3301

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Pre-loss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most  

Flash Flooding in Central Arkansas

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Weather in Central Arkansas has proved to be unpredictable at times. A storm caused flash flooding on May 23. Power outages were caused for more than 2,000 people. Traffic slowed or was at a standstill in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Homes were also affected in several different counties. SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties has the expertise and the equipment to take care of your water damage.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call Us Today – (501) 328-3301

Until SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties can arrive at your home, there are certain steps you can take to prevent damage. These tips are listed below.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Overview of Storm Damage

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Weather can be unpredictable. SERVPRO of Conway and Faulkner Counties is ready to combat the damage to make your life go back to normal as soon as possible. Whether the damage is caused by a flash flood, frozen pipes, or even a tree failing on your roof causing water damage; we will do our best to help. 24-hour emergency service is provided for our clients since disasters make unwanted appearances at any time of the day. The faster we begin to work, the quicker your life will go back to normal.

We have highly trained professionals and specialized equipment ready for use. In addition to our own resources, we have access to equipment from other franchises across the state and country.

Have Storm Damage?

Call Us Today- (501)-328-3301

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties 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.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Conway & Faulkner Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 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