Major Commercial Flood Cleanup & Restoration in Little Rock, AR

This project highlights the comprehensive flood restoration efforts undertaken by Water Damage 24 at a college building in Little Rock, AR. The project involved extensive water damage cleanup, repair, and mitigation following a significant pipe break that affected multiple areas of the building.

Commercial Flood Cleanup Company

Water Damage 24
1300 Hendrix Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 408-4062

College Building
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 72204
Nearby landmarks: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock Zoo, War Memorial Stadium

Insurance Company
Wright National Flood Insurance Co
The college had a comprehensive policy with Wright National Flood Insurance Co, which facilitated a swift claims process and ensured timely support for the restoration efforts.

Project Type & Size
Flood Restoration and Water Mitigation
Commercial property (college building), approximately 30,000 square feet affected

Numerical Info
Property established: 1985
Building constructed: 1990
Project cost: $52,000
Loss category: Category 3 (black water)
Drying time: 96 hours
Total project duration: 3 weeks
Rapid response within 1 hour of the incident
Deployment of large loss equipment including desiccants and generators
Comprehensive structural drying and stabilization procedures
Minimal disruption to college operations
Use of protective barriers to safeguard undamaged areas


Extensive water infiltration across the auditorium, conference rooms, classrooms, bathrooms, and hallways
High humidity levels with a significant risk of mold growth
Coordination challenges with college administration and insurance providers to ensure a seamless restoration process.


Immediate water extraction and stabilization using high-capacity desiccants and generators
Selective demolition to minimize repair work and focus on critical areas
Targeted structural drying with advanced equipment such as Dri-Eaz LGR 7000XLi dehumidifiers and Phoenix AirMax air movers
Infrared cameras to detect hidden moisture pockets and ensure thorough drying
Application of antimicrobial treatments to prevent mold growth

Project Length & Products Used

Loss Date: April 3, 2024
Inspection Date: April 4, 2024
Completion Date: April 24, 2024
Total drying time: 96 hours
Products used: Dri-Eaz LGR 7000XLi, Phoenix AirMax air movers, desiccants, generators, antimicrobial treatments

Immediate Response and Stabilization

Water Damage 24 arrived on-site within an hour, bringing large loss equipment, including desiccants and generators, to stabilize the property’s moisture levels. The initial focus was on quick water extraction to prevent further damage. Protective barriers were placed to protect undamaged areas, and selective demolition was performed to minimize repair work.

Comprehensive Drying and Mitigation

The team deployed a large quantity of drying equipment, such as Dri-Eaz LGR 7000XLi dehumidifiers and Phoenix AirMax air movers, to create a targeted structural drying process. Infrared cameras were used to identify hidden moisture pockets, ensuring thorough drying of all affected areas. Antimicrobial treatments were applied to prevent mold growth, safeguarding the health of building occupants.

Challenges and Solutions

One of the main challenges was coordinating the restoration efforts with the college administration and the insurance provider, Wright National Flood Insurance Co. The team from Water Damage 24 Little Rock worked closely with all parties to ensure a seamless process. Despite the extensive damage, the restoration efforts minimized business disruption, allowing the college to continue partial operations during the restoration period.

Successful Completion

The project was completed in three weeks, with a total drying time of 96 hours. The effective use of advanced water mitigation techniques and equipment ensured the property was restored to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently. The quick response by the property manager and the expert handling by Water Damage 24 prevented more extensive water damage and secondary issues.

The flood restoration project at the college building in Little Rock, AR, demonstrates the effectiveness of Water Damage 24’s rapid response and advanced water mitigation strategies. The project underscores the importance of having an emergency response plan and partnering with experienced restoration professionals. The swift action and high-quality work by Water Damage 24 minimized secondary damage and business disruption, ensuring the college could quickly return to normal operations.