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After A Water Damage Disaster Occurs On Your Arlington Commercial Property, Call Our Experts Right Away!

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial After A Water Damage Disaster Occurs On Your Arlington Commercial Property, Call Our Experts Right Away! SERVPRO of Arlington is ready to attend to your commercial water damage needs.

Professional Answers To Arlington Commercial Water Damage

When you own a large warehouse or retail shopping center in Arlington you often decide to outsource cleaning and maintenance tasks. On the other hand, sometimes you choose to hire your own in-house cleaning crew, figuring this protects your business from unexpected cleaning challenges. Either way, when you face a water damage emergency, your first inclination might be to turn the problem over to the team that keeps your commercial property tidy.

Water damage in your Arlington commercial space can present unique challenges. Your cleaning staff is skilled in many things, but it is unlikely they have the specialized training to assess, plan, and carry out professional water remediation. The equipment we use to remove water and reduce moisture to normal levels is precisely matched to the tasks at hand. Rely on our expertise to make sure water damage is managed appropriately.

SERVPRO is able to handle even large commercial water losses, scaling our crew size and equipment as needed. This is crucial as water intrusions need immediate attention and swift resolution. Standing water soaks into porous building materials, causing deterioration within hours. Our team gets to work on evacuating the water fast, each of our fleet of green service trucks stocked with the pumps and extractors needed, and the technicians to operate them.

Our IICRC trained employees use thermal scanners to find the location of any hidden water. It is vital that even trapped water be removed to avoid structural weakening and the risk of mold damage. SERVPRO crew members concentrate their efforts on restoring water damage by taking the process step by step, following the protocols developed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

SERVPRO employees use moisture meters to help determine drying goals after the visible water exits. Water soaked into building materials needs a balance of air movement, heat, and air dryness to move the moisture into the air as a vapor where it can be captured as condensation with dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Arlington is ready to attend to your commercial water damage needs. Call us at (904) 721-2230 to set up an assessment.

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Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Arlington

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Arlington With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen.

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With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen. Clothes dryers were traditionally kept in basements, but with more recent construction, many have dryers placed away from outside walls in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The new locations mean dryers are vented longer distances, and the vents are installed with sharp bends and turns over longer distances, resulting in more places for lint to gather, which is the leading cause for a dryer fire.

Lint accumulation reduces airflow, creating the perfect environment for a fire and fire damage in your Arlington home. The best solution is to have straight, short, dryer duct venting. However, when a fire still occurs, you can trust our staff at SERVPRO to come to your rescue after the fire. We can get your home back to its state before the fire in a thorough and fast manner.

Our goal during mitigation is to secure your home and stop further damage. It can include winterizing the plumbing to prevent pipes from freezing, boarding up openings to secure the structure, and establishing a temporary source of electricity. If your home is wet from firefighting efforts, emergency drying is needed to stop secondary water damage.

SERVPRO staff then cleans the structure, focusing on removing smoke residues from the fire and deodorizing odors given off by these residues. We consult with you on what components can be cleaned and which cannot be. Repair or replacement is needed for anything that won’t respond to cleaning.

We also do what we can to clean your possessions of smoke residues. Sometimes, the contents of your home can be cleaned on site. Other times, we need to pack them up and move them to a different location for cleaning and storage. When it comes to electronics, furniture refinishing, cleaning of expensive artwork, and dry cleaning of clothing, we often subcontract this kind of specialty cleaning.

Sometimes, structural components may be too damaged for us to restore them to preloss condition. Reconstructing and repairing these elements may require different skills than standard home remodeling, so we hire licensed general contractors to help with reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Arlington is experienced in fire damage restoration specialists. We take care to restore your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Fort Caroline back to normal when you call us at (904) 721-2230.

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When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Our Professionals Explain How Our Injectidry System Can Restore Your Jacksonville Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Professionals Explain How Our Injectidry System Can Restore Your Jacksonville Home If you need assistance, contact SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230.

How Injectidry Systems Could Help You With Flood Damage In Jacksonville

Periods of heavy rainfall can lead to flash flooding. Large volumes of water rushing downhill can be extremely dangerous with as little as two inches depth capable of uprooting trees or flipping vehicles. This phenomenon can pose a threat to your home. Ground levels can quickly become flooded requiring immediate assistance.

Restoration of your property after flood damage in Jacksonville should be sought as soon as possible. By calling SERVPRO, you know that you are reaching out to trained professionals who hold IICRC certificates in a range of home restoration tasks. Better yet you can reach out to us 24 hours a day by calling the emergency line. For natural weather events, we can arrange a service with you immediately over the phone.

One often overlooked aspect of flood restoration is checking inside wall cavities or underneath the floor. Large quantities of water can reside in hidden spots and become stagnant or cause secondary mold damage further down the line. SERVPRO use moisture meters to target hidden moisture pockets and are capable of demolishing sections of drywall to ensure your home restoration is successful.

One piece of equipment that has proven invaluable in removing water from wall cavities is injectidry systems. These consist of a centralized vacuum component and several injectors placed in a row, four inches apart. By drilling small holes in walls, or underneath fittings these injectors blast hot air into the cavity and dry inside the wall without excessive demolition.

Your SERVPRO technician can mobilize a wide range of equipment to achieve our goal of restoring the property to preloss conditions. Flood water absorbs any bacteria it comes into contact with, so a thorough application of chemical sanitizers is an essential part of the process. If at the end of service, any odors remain of either cleaning agents or stagnant water, we can thoroughly deodorize the property using industrial grade, water-based foggers.

If you need assistance, contact SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230.

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Do Not Hesitate To Call Our Crew After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Jacksonville Home

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do Not Hesitate To Call Our Crew After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Jacksonville Home By calling us at (904) 721-2230, we can provide our services and anticipate any further impact the presence of water can have on your home.

Leave Water Removal In Your Jacksonville Home To The Professionals

It is scary to think that you could one day be the owner of a home invaded by mold or suddenly overcome with water. As much as you work to avoid it, several factors can unexpectedly leave you in need of expert advice. An undetected leak that deposits water in your attic or a broken appliance can all contribute to the accumulation of water in your home and all the aftermath it entails. Time is of the essence, and quick action can mitigate the extent of your loss.

If you need water removal services for your Jacksonville home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO. Our services are structured for us to be available 24/7 to receive your call and spring into action. As tempted as you may be to manage the restoration process, our team has been trained and certified in the latest industry trends, and our expertise allows us to make an educated assessment of the damage.

When our Green Fleet arrives at your property, we address any safety concerns, such as water-saturated structures that could falter. Once it is safe, we determine which contents can be salvaged and move them into a dry area or prop them above water. Like you, we want to save as much of your contents as possible. Some materials, like carpeting and upholstery, may not be salvageable based on how long they were wet, but our SERVPRO team decides based on the readings shown by our monitoring tools.

In our water removal services, we use pumps and smaller devices to extract the water. Once we move on to the drying phase, we employ dehumidifiers and air movers to promote air circulation and speed up the evaporation of water. For any remaining odor, we utilize air scrubbers and air purifying techniques to neutralize the offending smells and make them a thing of the past.

Even when your water removal needs seem small, SERVPRO of Arlington is at the ready to help you tackle the issue. By calling us at (904) 721-2230, we can provide our services and anticipate any further impact the presence of water can have on your home.

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The Restoration Company To Call After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Fort Caroline Home Is SERVPRO

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Restoration Company To Call After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Fort Caroline Home Is SERVPRO Call us at (904) 721-2230, 24/7, so we can help make your home livable and safe again.

Making Your Home Livable After Flood Damage In Fort Caroline Requires Persistence And Teamwork

Weather does not always play a role in disasters in Fort Caroline. A water main break near your home might cause problems for you and neighboring homes. SERVPRO can help make things right again, just “Like it never even happened.”

When homeowners in Fort Caroline find their homes sustaining flood damage or other crises, they often turn to SERVPRO for both expert guidance and advice, and also for the professionals that can get things back to normal quickly. Flooded homes pose too many risks to health and safety for them to remain occupied. We know you do not want to live elsewhere any longer than you must, so we work quickly to mitigate the damage.

The sooner we finish, the sooner your family can return home and get back to normal routines and activities. Our use of the latest in machinery and tools, as well as techniques, means mitigation happens thoroughly. Working in teams and building on everyone's particular skills and strengths gets the necessary work done exceptionally fast while still meeting or exceeding all of the requirements.

Working together to remove ruined materials like floor coverings and walls means soggy, heavily saturated things get moved out of the way so drying out and cleaning can begin. Walls that we cut away expose beams, which also must reach drier conditions before restoration starts. We dry everything quickly through the use of our very powerful air movers. These machines quickly push moisture out of your home's structures.

Our desiccant machines trap this water vapor and keep it from condensing onto surfaces that might collect it. Surfaces that already hold some moisture have lower temperatures, making it possible for additional water vapor to 'stick' to already formed microbeads of water.

From start to finish, our specialists work hard to make your home the inviting place you remember. SERVPRO of Arlington's skilled technicians, IICRC-certified, and highly experienced, are always here to help you get your home free of the hazards of flood damage. Call us at (904) 721-2230, 24/7, so we can help make your home livable and safe again.

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Our Professionals Will Help You Decide What Needs To Be Disposed Of After Mold Damage In Jacksonville

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Professionals Will Help You Decide What Needs To Be Disposed Of After Mold Damage In Jacksonville Mold can cause permanent damage to items in your home our team will restore what they can and help you sort out the rest.

Some Household Items become Unusable when Mold Damage Strikes a Jacksonville Home

While SERVPRO professionals save Dallas residents from thousands of dollars in losses through their mitigation efforts, some belongings just cannot survive the ordeal. We promise we do our best with each item, although certain ones require automatic disposal after certain disasters. 

When your home in Jacksonville becomes host to mold damage, some items cannot survive such a microbial invasion. For these items, you must purchase replacements. One of the more expensive items includes mattresses. We can often mitigate damage from microbes on box springs, although this might require removal of the sheet underneath. Mattresses, however, contain too many fibrous materials to allow us to keep costs low enough to warrant cleaning such items. Also, there is little way of knowing for certain that we have removed all microbes. Hence, industry standards recommend the disposal of these items. 

Other furnishings include some upholstered furniture. While the non-textile parts can become adequately microbe-free, foam cushions can harbor spores and cause subsequent problems. A similar situation occurs with carpets and pads. We can launder smaller area rugs, but carpeting, like padding, contains too many pores and openings where microbes, spores, and other microscopically sized unwanted substances can remain, even after the most exhaustive efforts. 

We remove these materials and place them as losses on our inventory sheets. We provide our customers with copies of each sheet to help you with making a claim to your insurance adjuster. Other items that mold and mildew damages can leave them unusable merely because of the staining left behind. Removing the stains on some of your belongings can make them worthless. Wooden instruments are one example. While they may sound like they should after only surface cleaning, the stains make them ugly and embarrassing. For unique items like this, we work with you closely to make sure you are satisfied with our efforts and understand the limitations and possible outcomes of each method we can employ in remediating mold damage

SERVPRO of Arlington wants to help residents in Glynlea, Regency, and St Nicholas with practical measures to combat mold damage wherever it occurs. Your belongings and household furnishings are just as important as your home's structure. Call us at (904) 721-2230 for answers to your questions and to start the process of protecting your home. 

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SERVPRO Can Restore Insulation In Your Arlington Home

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Can Restore Insulation In Your Arlington Home Our experts have the right equipment to restore damaged insulation.

WHY SERVPRO Services Are Important When Restoring Your Water Damaged Arlington Home

Most property owners ask themselves WHY SERVPRO is the best when it comes to water damage restoration. We have the skills and experience of restoring structures after water events despite how big the structure is or the extent of the disaster. Our team understands the threat and amount of damage that can be caused by water. Therefore, we use specialized equipment to return your Arlington property to its former glory after water damage in Arlington.

After a water damage incident in Arlington, one of the most affected aspects of the structure is the insulation. Moisture affects the insulation's power. Our SERVPRO experts provide relevant advice and services on how to restore the insulation after it is damaged by water. The extent of damage on an insulation is largely determined by the type of material used to make it. In most cases, the insulation is matted. Therefore, the only option is to remove it. Most materials used to make insulators easily absorb water hence making the insulators difficult to dry.

As much as most insulators become matted in the case of water damage, some become temporarily matted. Insulators made from fiber glass can be restored by drying them. However, restoration of fiber glass insulations is only possible if the insulator has not absorbed excess water. To determine how badly the insulation has been affected, our SERVPRO technicians check whether the water level is above the spill plate. Additionally, we also look for water that has run down the wall void from above. To dry the walls, we ventilate the wet walls by removing baseboards and drilling holes on the wall. We then force air into the wall cavities to enhance the rate of evaporation.

SERVPRO of Arlington is undoubtedly the surest place to enlist services that can restore your property's insulation after water damage. Be sure to contact us at (208) 466-5000 for the best water damage restoration services.

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How Space Heaters Can Cause Fires in Your Jacksonville Home

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Space Heaters Can Cause Fires in Your Jacksonville Home Space heaters cause 43 percent of home heating fires and 85 percent of home heating fire deaths.

How Space Heaters Cause Fires in Your Jacksonville Home

Space heaters continue to be a source of household fires resulting in fire damage. Sometimes it is a case of the space heater sparking a fire, or causing a plug to overheat and causing a fire inside a wall at the plug's location. Both types of fires leave water, smoke, soot and odor problems that must be addressed quickly to prevent secondary damage from occurring.

Once the fire is out in your Jacksonville home, your SERVPRO team can go to work for you. First, they quickly access the damage to gauge the scope of the fire and immediately begin to remove any standing water from putting out the blaze using the most expedient method for your situation.  

After removing the water, air movers can be used to dry the affected areas and discourage mold growth. Then, we can begin addressing the residual fire damage to the structure of the home. Smoke can contain soot, ash, and also harmful tars and carbons. Carbon monoxide is of particular concern, as it is harmful and has no odor to alert you to its presence. That is why it is standard for SERVPRO to test the burned areas for carbon monoxide to ensure your home doesn't contain harmful fumes.

We use special cleaners and dry sponges to remove smoke and soot residue on nonporous surfaces and objects. After thoroughly cleaning the floors and walls, the removal of the odor from the affected room or rooms is the final step in the remediation process. One method that effectively removes odors quickly is the use of a thermal fogger which recreates the heat and pressure of the fire and pushes deodorizer in the room and over possessions in the same manner the smoke penetrated them.

You can rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Arlington to come to your home any time of the day or night to turn back the clock on your fire damage. Call (904) 721-2230 for a consultation with one of our experts.

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