Monthly Archives: March 2017

Hail Damage Restoration

hail damage restoration

Hail damage is a common occurrence in the Northwest Arkansas area, especially during the spring storms.  This results in needing hail damage restoration. Pea- and marble-sized hail (1/4 to 1/2 inch) might not cause damage. Anything larger, even the size of a dime or a quarter (3/4 to 1 inch), can cause serious damage. Golf ball sized hail is 1 and 3/4 inches and softball-sized hail is 4 and 1/2 inches according to the NOAA. The storms last week brought hail with it and and more storms are forecasted in the area. Call the professionals at NWA Restore It, Inc. if your home has been affected by these storm systems and are in need of hail damage restoration! Don’t take a chance on waiting! Call (479) 644-4246 to set up your appointment today!

Storm Damage Inspection and Repair in Northwest Arkansas

With heavy storms last night and more forecasted for the weekend, it is important to be ready to deal with storm damage to your home. Even if you have the best preparation, high wind speeds, hard rain, and debris and fallen trees can surprise you with damage. When damage does occur, it is critical to have it repaired quickly to prevent additional problems, such as:

  • Foundation damage.
  • Drywall damage.
  • Crumbling ceilings and walls.
  • Mold spores growing inside the walls and ceilings.

These secondary problems can start within a single day, even though you might not notice them right away. That’s why it is particularly important to have professionals like the experts at NWA Restore It, Inc. inspect any storm damage promptly after it occurs.

While inspecting a property for damage, we determine the best type of cleaning process to use, including:

  • Drying textiles such as carpets.
  • Removing sewage from overflowing toilets and exterior sewer lines.
  • Applying microbial cleansers to eliminate pathogens.
  • Using wood floor and cabinet water extraction to prevent warping.
  • Removing moisture from stone surfaces to prevent cracking material.
  • Structural drying to avoid a crumbling building.

We offer professional cleanups for emergency flooding situations or after water pipes and roofs leak water into a structure. Our company offers immediate assistance on a 24-hour basis. Contact us right away if you need any storm damage repaired!

Common Asbestos Locations in Homes

Asbestos is a highly toxic, naturally occurring mineral linked to serious respiratory diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Before the 1980s, when the its dangers became more widespread, it was the ideal material for residential construction because of its heat resistance properties and strength. It was found everywhere, and is still in many older homes and buildings. It is mixed into cement, in roofing insulation, and beneath floor tiles.

If you live in a home built before the mid-1980s, chances are high that asbestos is all around you.

Common construction products containing asbestos include:

  • Adhesives (flooring, wallpaper, HVAC systems, stoves, etc.)
  • Insulation (attics, ceilings, walls and basements)
  • Asbestos sheets (roofing and siding, along with interior walls and ceiling materials)
  • Ductwork connectors (floor cavities, crawl spaces, attached garages and attics)
  • Floor backing (tiles, vinyl floors, linoleum, sheet flooring, floor adhesives)

There is no reason to panic, though, since asbestos is relatively harmless if left encapsulated and undisturbed. It becomes deadly when its toxic fibers enter the air. Once inhaled, they become trapped in the respiratory tract and lungs, where they may stay for life, leading to scarring and inflammation — and in some cases — cancer.

Each year, approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure. This aggressive cancer often requires equally aggressive cancer treatment. An estimated 10,000 Americans die each year from asbestos-related diseases. From 1999 to 2013, more than 300 Arkansas residents died from mesothelioma. In most cases, these serious conditions don’t arise until decades after first exposure. This is called the latency period.

Typical reasons for asbestos exposure within the home:

  • Renovations
  • Demolitions
  • Regular home construction or repairs
  • Fires
  • Natural disasters or inclement weather that cause damage to roofs, walls or floors

Additionally, common asbestos products, such as adhesive materials and sealants, can break down over time.

Handling and removing asbestos is a dangerous task that must be performed with caution. This is why certified asbestos abatement professionals are highly recommended. Hiring certified inspectors and hazardous material specialists make identifying asbestos-containing construction materials and removing the materials safe and minimize health risks.

If you plan renovations or major construction to an area of your home you suspect may contain asbestos materials, consult abatement professionals before beginning renovations.

NWA Restore It, Inc. prides itself for being Northwest Arkansas’ HAZMAT experts. Along with asbestos inspection, we are certified in methamphetamine lab decontamination, lead paint removal, and crime scene cleanup of blood borne pathogens. Our team of professionals makes removing hazardous materials from your home as painless, cost effective, and safe as possible.