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Staying On Top Of Mold Damage To A Hotel In Jacksonville

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Staying On Top Of Mold Damage To A Hotel In Jacksonville Guests at hotels in Jacksonville do not want mold damage in their rooms and accommodations, even if the growth is nearly imperceptible.

Mold Damage In Your Hotel

Even in cases where mold damage to a hotel in Jacksonville appears unimportant or safe to ignore, leaving these minor issues untreated can lead to significant consequences for your business. Customer impressions, possible health code violations, and potential for expanded problems all can cost you much more money later on than responsible treatments from a company like SERVPRO cost while the problem remains in its infancy.

Guest Opinion
Guests at hotels in Jacksonville do not want mold damage in their rooms and accommodations, even if the growth is nearly imperceptible. Guests tend to inflate problems in their minds and opinions, and regardless of their validity, these opinions may translate into negative public reviews of the establishment. If a single guest finds the beginnings of a fungal colony in their bathroom, they may write about a "mold problem" online that wards off dozens of potential guests for years to come. Regular and stringent checking of rooms for mold damage is as important as a timely and adequate response to the damage to prevent guest opinion of your establishment from dropping.

Health Codes
In many cases, government and private inspectors may care about mold growth far more than your guests. Preventing fines, negative ratings, and lengthy investigations are best done by avoiding risking anything and take care of minute problems before they are found out. Small amounts of fungal growth may be inexpensive to sanitize and remove but could carry significant fines in some circumstances.

Potential For Further Problems
Even if the damage is minor, taking care of problems now helps to avoid a much broader infestation later. Mold can grow and spread quickly, especially in a water-rich environment like a hotel. Even dead colonies may harbor latent spores that can reignite problems later on. Only through targeted and highly effective sanitization methods like those used by SERVPRO can prevent catastrophes from happening down the road.

SERVPRO of Arlington provides treatment and restoration services for mold damage, no matter how minor or severe the issue may appear. Call us at (904) 721-2230 for our help with eliminating mold from your business.

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How Flash Flooding Could Damage Your Jacksonville Residence

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flash Flooding Could Damage Your Jacksonville Residence Storm Water and Winds Harm Jacksonville Properties

Fast Moving Water from Storms Creates Destructive Forces--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Extraction

There are a few natural disasters that could threaten your Jacksonville home, yet the most typical of these occurrences would be flash flooding. It does not take much to meet the required conditions for flash floods to occur, and when they do, weaker points in your home’s construction get exposed. While modern construction practices enforce the installation of equipment like french drains and other water diversion implements, an older home might not find themselves as well guarded against impending damages.

While it might not take more than oversaturated ground and heavy rainfall to meet the conditions for flash floods to affect the area, ill-preparedness for your Jacksonville home can cause flood damages. Fortunately for you, SERVPRO works to be Faster To Any Size Disaster, which makes us an excellent choice to help you combat the effects of floodwaters pouring in through vulnerable spots in your home’s aging construction.
 
The most commonly affected area of your home when this kind of disaster occurs is in the basement. Typically, blockwork makes up the material for the foundation walls, which erode and degrade over time with exposure to exterior water and flexing of the footer with freezing and thawing of the ground around it. This activity and erosion allow weak points and avenues for water to travel through, expanding these holes even more as liquid pours in.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians work to quickly identify these weak points in the walls and seal over them with hydraulic cement to prevent further damage. This process allows the restoration to begin without a threat of further water penetration into the affected area. Using portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands, the team can remove the pooling water from the floors and get to work on thoroughly drying the area.
 
Finding the right help amid a natural disaster like this might seem problematic, but when you understand the level of dedication and experience that SERVPRO of Arlington puts into every home they care for, the choice is clear. When flood damages affect your home, give our experienced certified restoration specialists a call at (904) 721-2230.

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Plumbing Materials Could Affect Your Need for Water Removal in Your Jacksonville Home in The Future

3/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Plumbing Materials Could Affect Your Need for Water Removal in Your Jacksonville Home in The Future Lead and copper interior pipes can cause water damage issues as they age.

The Potential Problems of Aging Plumbing in Your Home

While your house might offer comfortable living for you and your family, how much do you know about your Jacksonville home? Chances are if your residence got constructed before the turn of the century, its plumbing is not PVC plastic which is the preferred material used by contractors right now. Depending on its age, your interior pipes could be copper or lead as well, both of which come with their own set of issues as they age.

Understanding some of these concerns can help you to prevent ruptures and breaks in the future, ultimately negating the need for water removal services for your Jacksonville home. Unfortunately, there are too few of homeowners that know anything about the makeup of their indoor plumbing, let alone some of the things to look out for as the years pass.

While our SERVPRO professionals can inspect these networks for signs of wear and degradation, understanding what you can look for yourself can also be a helpful tool. Most often, copper piping was used on many of the houses that stand today. This material is among the least likely to react to chemical additives in water from water treatment facilities, or adversely react to naturally occurring minerals in the water coming in from your local water distribution system. Copper is highly pliable, however, which makes it far more susceptible to high-pressure water and buckling due to losses in pressure on the demand side or supply side of your service line.

Lead plumbing predates copper and comes with an extensive list of potential issues and problems. Lead readily reacts to minerals, and could be prone to rust in the right conditions. More often, when lead piping fails it has a lot to do with the loss of structural stability and strength. There are evident health effects with lead plumbing, which has caused it to be banned for most new construction.

Older plumbing can often attribute to the need for water removal services from our SERVPRO team. As your pipes age and wear down, they are far more prone to breaks, ruptures, and separations. From the time that an incident like this happens to when you can get the supply of water shut off, a high volume of water can affect and damage your home.

If you have a water emergency attributed to aging plumbing or other issues, trust the experienced professionals we have at SERVPRO of Arlington. You can reach our rapid response team anytime by calling (904) 721-2230.

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Make No Mistakes When You Face Flood Damage in Jacksonville

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Make No Mistakes When You Face Flood Damage in Jacksonville Don't panic if your home sustains storm damage and flooding. Contact SERVPRO to get them on the path of remediating and restoring the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Proven, Efficient Process to Dry Out Your Home After Flooding

Sometimes extreme weather conditions may lead to flood damage, but do not panic when that happens since specific pointers can help you to control the situation. It all starts with knowing whether your building is safe to re-enter and then determining what is salvageable and what is unsalvageable. If you are a Jacksonville resident, we advise you to work with professionals as you work towards restoring your property to its former state.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the water damage job site in Jacksonville, they start by pre-inspecting the property before settling on the restoration actions to take. During a pre-inspection, we identify the source of water in the building; it can be clean water, gray water or black water. If we are dealing with black water - which usually comes from sewage/toilets and contains pathogens - we observe additional precautions when restoring your property.
 
If there is water flowing into the area, we stop or redirect it to a different place. We then examine your items and store the wet ones away from the dry ones. At this point, our SERVPRO technicians can point out the ones that we can remediate, while we discard those that are beyond repair. We then use pumps to remove any standing water.
 
The next step is to dry your contents and rooms. Installing air movers is one of the techniques that our SERVPRO technicians use to reduce the drying time and increase the rate of evaporation. When air movers are running, they push the moisture into the air in the form of vapor. To dry wet wall cavities, we can direct dry air into those places to replace the moisture. With time, the surrounding air might become moist, and there are chances of it condensing and causing possible water damage. To avoid such, we run dehumidifiers that remove the additional moisture.
 
SERVPRO of Arlington is a proven industry leader in water, storm, mold and fire damage restoration. Call us at (904) 721-2230, and we can make that disaster appear " Like it never even happened."

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Control Mold Damage Found in Your Arlington Home

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Control Mold Damage Found in Your Arlington Home Mold damage can be minimal or extensive. In either case, contact our SERVPRO technicians for remediation and possible future prevention steps.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand Mold and the Impact That it Can Have on Your Home

Regardless of who you are, where you live, or your station in life, if you are a homeowner, you are likely to have had to deal with mold at some point. Having a mold infestation on your Arlington property can be a worrisome and time-consuming experience. However, it does not have to be.  

We want to help you learn more so that you can prevent mold damage in Arlington and control your home’s living environment, better. With that said, please take the time to review our list of things to know about mold growth, and make contact with a professional mold remediation company, like SERVPRO, should a situation arise in your home.  

1. Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that serves a vital role in helping organic matter decompose, recycling many materials back into our ecosystem.

2. Mold can cause health effects. Never take chances, contact a professional and avoid exposure to mold found in your home.

3. Mold damage and water damage go hand-in-hand. Make sure the company you hire offers a full-service solution.

4. Regardless of the company or methods used, no one can eliminate mold from your home entirely.  

5. A quality technician knows that the best way to control mold growth in your home is to manage water, moisture, and condensation found on your property.  

6. Water leaks found in your attic, basement, walls, or plumbing fixtures should always be taken care of immediately.

7. You can decrease the potential for condensation by having insulation added to your windows, piping, roof, floors, exterior walls, and additional high condensation areas.

8. The type or amount of mold found on your property has no impact on how a licensed professional addresses the situation.

SERVPRO has a variety of mold and water damage restoration services available 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week. We provide you with fully-certified IICRC technicians who can help you understand your situation and perform a complete inspection of your home. Using a variety of cleaning and restoration services, our technicians help return a clean, healthy living environment you and your family can trust.

SERVPRO of Arlington can help you learn more about preventing mold growth in your home, just give us a call, today. (904) 721-2230

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Fire and Fire Damage from Your Dryer in Your Arlington Home

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire and Fire Damage from Your Dryer in Your Arlington Home SERVPRO of Arlington provides 24-hour fire restoration emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO Can Restore Fire Damage From Your Arlington Residential Property

Your dryer is one of those appliances in your Arlington home that you set and walk away. With your freshly washed clothes from the washing machine thrown in, you set the timer and forget about it for an hour or so until the timer goes off. However, if you are not regularly cleaning your dryer of lint and dust, you could be putting your home at risk. Without routine maintenance, a dryer fire could be just waiting to happen.

A dryer fire in your home in Arlington can be overwhelming and devastating. The fire damage that is left behind needs attention as soon as possible before additional damage from the soot and smoke occur. Our SERVPRO staff can help you with the remediation any time you need us. We are trained, experienced, and do not waste time in getting to your home, as we understand that tie is of the essence.

In a fire damage situation, we provide emergency services to protect both your home and the health of you, your family, and our workers. Our immediate goals are to prevent fire and smoke damage from causing more damage to your property, to provide a safe work site for our team, and to prepare your home for mitigation and restoration work to begin. We may perform a variety of emergency services to meet these needs.

Since each fire loss is unique, the kinds of emergency service activities vary from each job to the next and can include various things. The first thing SERVPRO techs do is to inspect to evaluate the loss of any health or safety hazards. We may also need to board up your home to prevent intrusions.

Since water is often used to extinguish a fire, we need to dry your home. We extract any excess water, set up drying equipment, and monitor the moisture and humidity content levels. We also arrange for a temporary power source to give electricity to the job site. It is needed for heat and lighting.

Affected areas are also deodorized. In some situations, the degree of smoke odors may mean we need to deodorize your home to make it more habitable. The methods we may use include the use of air scrubbers or thermal fogging. Initial cleaning may also be beneficial. Your personal items may be cleaned for use while you are away from your home.

If restoration is not started right away, initial cleaning could prevent additional damage from soot residues. We pre-clean furniture and carpets to get rid of the most substantial soot. Acidic soot residues are wiped from metals and porcelain, and we remove charred materials which remind you of the fire loss.

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SERVPRO of Arlington's team is full of experienced fire remediation specialists, and we strive to get your home in Glynlea, Merrill, or Fort Caroline back to its preloss condition as soon as possible so you can get on with your life. Give us a call at (904) 721-2230 as soon as you can when you have experienced a fire so we can help you.

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Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater Over time your hot water heater can corrode and eventually cause your home to flood leaving you in need of professional water removal services.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal Services

The water heater in your Jacksonville home works very hard, holding and transferring water continually from installation to failure or replacement. Deposits accumulate over time on the bottom of the tank, which corrode the heater elements and tank liner. Water quality, especially water hardness, influences how much sediment is deposited. Wear and tear on the piping and tank is also caused by the moving water. The hotter it is, the higher the fatigue.

Your water heater works harder than any other appliance, and in most cases, they fail gradually. However, if the bottom of the tank corrodes out, you can wind up with a deluge of water and the need for water removal services in your Jacksonville home. If your water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage is even worse. Either way, you need our staff at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess and dry out your home.

Upon arriving at your home, we carefully pre-inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Then our next step is to pump out any standing water. Walls and floors are inspected for any water as well.

SERVPRO staff uses moisture meters to find any hidden water in ceilings, walls, carpets, and flooring. Furniture is moved and set on blocks as necessary; then water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. We usually need to detach carpeting and extract water from the pad and floor. The pad is removed from your structure, and in most cases, needs to be discarded.

We check for any mold growth, which we clean if found. The back of the carpet and floor are treated with an appropriate antimicrobial or deodorizer. Carpeting is laid back down, while we extract water again from the surface fibers. Then we apply an antimicrobial or deodorizer to the face fibers if needed.

Drying equipment is placed in your home next, including air movers and dehumidifiers which deliver dry, warm air to the area. These machines are monitored daily to ensure the fastest drying time.

SERVPRO of Arlington ensures we inspect and dry your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Monument thoroughly after a water disaster. Just get a hold of us as soon as possible at (904) 721-2230, so we can help you dry your home back out.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Available To All Jacksonville Residents

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation Available To All Jacksonville Residents At SERVPRO of Arlington, we can remediate your mold infestation "Like it never even happened."

Let SERVPRO Help You Tackle Mold in Your Jacksonville Home

Jacksonville homeowners who experience a water intrusion of any kind can also experience mold infiltration in their home. Putting a hold on repairs or delaying the process for personal reasons can lead to unseen mold growth.

As many of you know, insurance companies have tightened their policies concerning mold damage in your Jacksonville area home caused by sudden leaks, fire control methods, storms, or even floods. They want you to have specific coverage, paying additional premiums, to get the help you need to combat mold.

It is imperative for homeowners to contact their insurance company to ensure they have the proper coverage for any events they feel might be a problem. You want to avoid paying out-of-pocket for these expenses, which is why it also helps to have a pre-existing relationship with a quality restoration company you can trust.

SERVPRO can perform a full inspection of your property, locate any existing problems, and help you prevent future incidents of mold growth. By installing additional ventilation, drainage, and moisture control methods throughout your home, we help you take control of your living environment.

SERVPRO also has access to the proper personnel, advanced cleaning and restoration equipment, as well as a vast network of local resources to handle any size job. We have humidifiers, hygrometers, infrared moisture detectors, foggers, air-movers, and professional IICRC-industry certified technicians who understand how important it is to perform quick, efficient services in your home.

SERVPRO technicians make every effort to contain and control mold found in your home. We use a variety of services to prevent the spread of spores to additional areas and prevent personal exposure throughout your remediation process. We utilize personal protective equipment and follow strict local, state, and federal guidelines concerning the transport and disposal of contaminated materials and maintain a clean, safe working environment.

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Contact SERVPRO of Arlington for access to professional mold remediation services you can trust, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year round – including holidays. Our entire Green Fleet is standing ready to deploy to serve, you. (904) 721-2230

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Helping a Funeral Home Recover from Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Helping a Funeral Home Recover from Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville Water damage can negatively affect the appearance of your funeral home, call on SERVPRO to restore your space "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Help You Continue to Offer Your Services after Water Damage

Jacksonville offers many different activities to its residents and the tourists who visit. However, more somber activities also play a role in our society, some of which require the use of a funeral home. The time during which family and friends say their final good-byes forms additional lasting memories.

Jacksonville funeral directors know how badly commercial water damage can appear in photos taken during a showing. Our knowledgeable technicians hold certificates from the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT). This ensures they are skilled in the latest methods required to perform all of the work needed to restore your facility beautifully, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage can affect a building in many different ways. Depending on the source of the intrusive water, damage can appear on walls, ceilings, furniture, floors – anywhere. Water damage is more than ugly stains that can permit microbial growth, as it can also become a safety issue. However, we must ensure that the source no longer permits water to enter your building before we can begin our work.

When floors become damaged by moisture and water, they slowly weaken. Over time, they steadily worsen until restoration takes place. Dry rotting of carpets can also develop an unpleasant smell. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is ready to remedy any odor problems caused by water damage within carpets or other areas throughout your building.

Removing materials damaged by water and moisture help pave the way for the installation of new walls, ceilings, and other structures. We use moisture meters to check to ensure that moisture levels cannot ruin new materials. When humidity remains, we use heaters and air movers to accelerate the drying process greatly. At times, the use of thermal heat sensors detects additional areas.

Our employees are thorough, dedicated, and skilled in all aspects of restorative work, and want to help you continue providing your services to our local community. Whenever your establishment suffers from commercial water damage, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 to reach our 24-hour services, any day of the year.

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When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes Not only do we restore your home, but we also salvage your precious photos.

Mold Can Cause Damage to Your Personal Belongings in Your Jacksonville Home

Stagnant water in wrong areas can be a nightmare for Jacksonville homeowners. As well as taking safety precautions against storms and heavy rainfall, they also often have to keep an eye on their plumbing systems and house appliances such as dishwashers and laundry machines to avoid undesirable water leakages. However, every now and then, accidents happen that cause water to penetrate different surfaces and items within the house, with unsightly consequences.

Photos and other precious items are some of the most vulnerable items to water damage and mold damage in your Jacksonville home. SERVPRO can help with mold damage remediation by dispatching our highly trained, highly experienced restoration experts to your site. Our methods, tools, and techniques are up to scratch with IICRC guidelines so that you can be sure of a smooth restoration process.

Once mold damage begins, the task of salvaging your photos becomes very difficult for SERVPRO technicians, but not impossible. Of course, the first step involves removing all the items from the standing water (where necessary) before commencing the drying process.

Generally, saving photographs from mold damage is harder than salvaging books and other items. Photographs tend to stick together due to coatings and emulsions, in addition to other items with which they come into contact. It is important to avoid making direct contact with the actual image, or else you risk incurring additional damage.

There are certain chemicals that can kill mold spores, but using them on photographs is more damaging than helpful. As such, SERVPRO mold remediation experts use special solutions to clean the frames and surrounding areas that may have sustained mold damage. Inactive mold spores can easily spread to other items and repeat the infection under the right conditions.

Exposure to UV light, air drying, and freezing are some of the methods we use to inactivate mold. However, light can also lead to fading, so it is important to avoid too much exposure on the photographs– ideally, one hour at most. Once the mold is inactive, we complete the cleanup process by installing dehumidifiers and air movers in the room to curb future growth.

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Precious items such as photos are priceless, and you cannot afford to lose them to mold damage. If you suspect the presence of mold damage in your home, contact SERVPRO of Arlington immediately for mold remediation services. We are available 24/7, every day of the week at (904) 721-2230

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