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We Can Help Save Your Arlington Home After A Water Damage Incident

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Can Help Save Your Arlington Home After A Water Damage Incident When you experience a situation like this, call us right away at (904) 721-2230 so we can get your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Water Cleanup For Your Arlington Home

You don’t ever want to walk into your Arlington kitchen only to find gallons of water all over the floor from a failed dishwasher. Dealing with a flooded kitchen is never an easy task. Then add a broken dishwasher into the mix, and there are several different problems you need to address. Knowing what to do in a position like this can help you to recover faster.

After your dishwasher has unloaded gallons of water into your Arlington kitchen, there are some steps you can take to help yourself. Firstly, you should ensure that the water has not affected outlets or electrical appliances. If there are any doubts, then turn the power to your kitchen off, then get in touch with a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO, right away for help with the water cleanup.

Knowing if your homeowner’s insurance covers water damage from your dishwasher is also essential. In most cases, you are covered, but check your policy to make sure that you are. You don’t want to be surprised. SERVPRO techs can also assist you in calling your insurance company to help you get the coverage that you need.

Most water damage does not dry in one day. Once we have removed any standing water and have set up the drying equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers, we monitor them daily. The machines are moved if needed to ensure optimum drying time. If the affected area takes too long to dry, there is a more significant potential for additional damage from mold growth.

We also ensure that our equipment is working correctly and has not overloaded any circuits and popped your circuit breaker. These machines must keep running to provide the dry air and air movement, which is essential to dry your home.

Understanding how your dishwasher can fail, and performing some preventative maintenance can save your kitchen from a water damage disaster. Your insurance adjuster is also happier when you do this, should you ever have to file a claim. Look over your manufacturer’s manual for your dishwasher and inspect this essential appliance several times a year to ensure that all hoses are in good condition and everything else is in working order.

SERVPRO of Arlington knows what a mess your dishwasher in your home in Glynlea, Merrill, or Spring Glen can make when it breaks. When you experience a situation like this, call us right away at (904) 721-2230 so we can get your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

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Help! My Jacksonville Home Smells Like Smoke After a Recent Fire

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Help!  My Jacksonville Home Smells Like Smoke After a Recent Fire When fire strikes your home, SERVPRO of Arlington is ready to tackle the clean up.

Your Jacksonville Home Smells of Smoke and Fire

Life in Jacksonville is enjoyable. We spend a few months a year worrying about storms and avoiding rain, but for the most part, those come with an advanced warning, leaving the rest of our days filled with sunshine. However, homeowners tend to ignore other elements that might affect your home including home fires. Whether they are big or small, we need to be ready to deal with their aftermath by calling professional resources to restore our home to its original condition.  

When your home in Jacksonville is affected by fire damage, SERVPRO is available 24/7 to attend to your emergency. Even when the damage itself appears to be small, the visual reminder can be quite extensive. Smoke and soot travel quickly and permeate surfaces easily, leaving you with the need for specialized solutions for each of the affected areas. Our IICRC-certified technicians can provide that knowledge and expertise to bring your home back to normal as soon as possible.  

One of the biggest challenges, when there is a fire in your home, is the smell it leaves behind. It seems to cling to furniture, curtains and the very walls and no store-bought cleaner can remove it. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal a wide array of techniques and equipment to treat each surface individually and leave it clean and odorless. Occasionally it is necessary to dispose of a piece of furniture or material that is beyond being salvaged. Our team is familiar with rules surrounding the proper disposal of these items and handles their removal from your home on your behalf. For structural items needing replacement, we work with you to prepare the home for further repairs by licensed contractors.  

The most important thing to know about fire damage to your home is that SERVPRO of Arlington is here to help. No fire is ever too small to preclude us from evaluating its damage and making a plan for the full restoration of your home. Reach out to us at (904) 721-2230 and allow us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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When A Flood Causes Major Damage To Your Jacksonville Home, You Need To Call Our Crew!

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Flood Causes Major Damage To Your Jacksonville Home, You Need To Call Our Crew! SERVPRO of Arlington is here to help you restore your home after flooding, so it looks “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Cleanup In Your Jacksonville Home

Floods are destructive and unpredictable, but if you can prepare yourself and your home in Jacksonville before flooding occurs, it helps you avoid at least some of the effects. Not being prepared can leave you with a recovery that is stressful, slow, and costly. Flooding can occur at any time, and taking a few hours to prepare an emergency kit, securing your property, and having a plan for you and your family can help you get through the aftermath of a flood.

Once the storms have subsided, you need the assistance of a professional remediation company to restore the flood damage done to your Jacksonville home. You need someone who is experienced and can work in a timely fashion so you can avoid additional damage and can get back to your life as soon as possible. At SERVPRO, we have the training and experience you would expect, and we also understand that this is a tough time for you and your family.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for a flood include preparing an emergency kit, making a flood plan for your household, keeping a list of emergency numbers where everyone can see them, and checking your insurance policy to see if you are covered for flood damage. If you're in a region that is susceptible to flooding, you might consider alternatives to carpeting in your home as well.

When SERVPRO come to help you clean up after a flood, the first thing we need to do is extract any standing water that is left. If it is not too deep, mops and buckets can be used. If it is more than a few inches, we have truck-mounted pumps to help us get the water out. If needed, we then remove any items such as furniture, artwork or heirlooms out of the home to a location that is safe and dry while we finish the restoration.

We then position air movers, heavy-duty fans and dehumidifiers throughout the affected areas to promote airflow and faster drying time. These machines are monitored daily and rearranged as needed. If you have carpeting in the home, we likely have to remove the padding and discard it but can dry the carpeting out. When everything is dry, we deodorize and disinfect your home to prevent the growth of mold.

SERVPRO of Arlington is here to help you restore your home in Glynlea, Merrill, or Spring Glen after flooding, so it looks “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (904) 721-2230 once the storms are over, and we can have you back in your home before you know it.

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After A Dryer Causes A Fire In Your Arlington Laundry Room, Call Our Crew Right Away!

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Dryer Causes A Fire In Your Arlington Laundry Room, Call Our Crew Right Away! Our certified technicians can handle every stage from cleanup to rebuilding and make your fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

Wrong Thing In The Dryer Causes Fire Damage In Arlington Laundry Room

Almost everyone has one in their home, and it is a frequent contributor to residential fires resulting in fire damage. Can you guess what it is? The answer is a gas or electric dryer.

SERVPRO was called by a homeowner who had extensive fire damage in her Arlington home's laundry room. She was washing some items that had rubber on them not meant to be dried at a high temperature. When she turned the dryer up to the high setting, the rubber combusted and caused a fire that was quickly extinguished but caused massive damage.

She called SERVPRO and was instructed to leave her HVAC off until our technician arrived. Once we were on the site, the laundry room was contained to limit the possibility of cross-contamination of soot and odor.

The charred building materials, ruined floor tiles, and contents of the room including the dryer, that were not restorable were removed. The laundry room was a small space, so our technicians used handheld vacuums with HEPA filters to get rid of the soot particles and followed by air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture anything the handhelds missed.

Synthetic rubber leaves a strong odor and greasy, wet smoke residue when burned and the surfaces were hand cleaned to remove it. This was followed by our deodorization methods to neutralize odors. Our technicians also inspected and cleaned the ductwork and suggested the HVAC filter be changed to ensure no lingering odors were remaining.

Our SERVPRO location offers building services and working both the adjuster and the homeowner, we installed new floor tiles, replace the drywall and painted the walls, so it was ready for a new dryer. Having one company handle the restoration and rebuild saves time and ensures everything that was damaged is addressed in the rebuild.

SERVPRO of Arlington is available at (904) 721-2230 any time you need assistance with fire damage. Our certified technicians can handle every stage from cleanup to rebuilding and make your fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Can Restore Your Jacksonville Home After A Flood

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Restore Your Jacksonville Home After A Flood Let our SERVPRO of Arlington use our effective extraction and drying equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

Extraction Services For Your Flooded Jacksonville Crawlspace

While the crawlspace of your Jacksonville home serves a vital purpose in providing effective flooding protection and access to utility shutoffs, damage from severe weather systems can often get overlooked. Without regularly assessing this space in your home for effects that could threaten your property, you could remain unaware of flooding effects from severe weather threats recently affecting the area. Persistent standing water in your crawlspace can pose significant concerns for the first floor of your home as well as other exposed structural elements.

While our professionals can respond quickly to flood damage that can affect your Jacksonville property, we cannot predict when your crawlspace has become affected. Regular inspections of this space beneath your main floor can help to identify potential threats and give you the opportunity to notify our SERVPRO rapid response team to help before the situation gets out of control. Standing water and excessive moisture throughout this area can pose risks to structural elements and flooring of your house.

When our crew arrives at your property, we bring along a vast inventory of extraction equipment including wet-vacs with extraction wands and submersible pumps. By removing the standing water quickly from the crawlspace, we can get a better look at the spread of moisture damage and saturation on structural supports, beams, flooring above and other elements. We can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to begin reducing the moisture content quickly.

A significant threat is mold growth and structural weakness with saturated materials throughout your crawlspace. We can assess structural integrity once the area gets dried with our efficient equipment. Exposed elements can get sprayed with antimicrobial solutions to prevent mold growth if the organism has not already started to grow and spread, requiring our mold remediation strategies.

For persistent threats to your crawlspace, our professionals might consider crawlspace encapsulation as an effective solution to reduce moisture and pooling. This approach covers all exposed structural elements in thick plastic sheeting and often requires the installation of permanent water diversion equipment like sump pumps.

While your crawlspace serves a vital purpose in your home, flooding in the area can cause problems for the entire property. Let our SERVPRO of Arlington use our effective extraction and drying equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” Give our crew a call today at (904) 721-2230.

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to the Rescue for Water Damage in Jacksonville

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to the Rescue for Water Damage in Jacksonville SERVPRO of Arlington is always ready to remove water from your home.

What to do When the Beautiful Water of Jacksonville is Suddenly in Your Living Room

One of the best things about living in Jacksonville is that there are water and sun everywhere. It seems like bodies of water and water features are everywhere, making it a great place to enjoy the outdoors. However, as the storm season arrives homeowners everywhere worry that water levels could rise beyond acceptable levels and threaten to enter their homes. Aside from taking every precaution to encourage proper water circulation, it is also essential to know whom to call in case of emergency.

When you need water cleanup services in Jacksonville SERVPRO is your best resource. Our staff is certified to handle your water removal needs as soon as you place a call into our office. Because emergencies can happen at any time, we work around the clock, 24/7 so there is always someone available to respond to your needs. Removing water as quickly as possible is essential in mitigating your losses.

Depending on the severity of your event, our SERVPRO crew has several options to extract water from your property. One of the main concerns with any water coming from the outside is the level of bacteria it may bring with it. To avoid any health consequences we remove carpeting and other porous materials and dispose of them according to environmental regulations, which keeps you and your family safer. Simultaneously we use submersible pumps and other complementary methods to reach all corners of your home and extract all remaining water.

Once the water is out of your property, we use air movers and dehumidifiers to restore proper moisture levels to your home. Our monitoring tools help us track our progress and confirm when we have reached the desired results. The next step is for our SERVPRO team to disinfect each surface to ensure that no bacteria or organism is left behind.

What is most important in an emergency is knowing who is your best ally. SERVPRO of Arlington is here to help by calling (904) 721-2230. Let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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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.

Fire Damage Cleanup


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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