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Calling SERVPRO Immediately can Reduce Secondary Water Damage in Your Jacksonville Home

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Calling SERVPRO Immediately can Reduce Secondary Water Damage in Your Jacksonville Home An ounce of prevention: inspect your pipes often to make sure that there are no leaks.

Water Damage Spreads Quickly Throughout Your Jacksonville Home

Regardless of the size of the incident in your Jacksonville residence, effects can spread quickly to get out of control. With water loss incidents, overcoming these effects can prove problematic even for an experienced homeowner. Inadequate cleanup of water damages can lead to secondary effects like mold growth, so seeking out a team of professionals like ours that can arrive quickly and offer an experienced hand to the situation is critical to preserving your property.

Water damage in Jacksonville spreads throughout your home quickly, moving from the source out to adjoining rooms and areas, even affecting different floors of the home as well. Taking care of the situation as promptly as possible is critical to preserving the materials used to construct your home and the contents throughout it. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to your emergency to offer fast solutions to preserve at-risk elements of your property.

With our franchise offering service to our customers on a 24-hour basis, there is no reason why water damages should reach the point of structural degradation as they often do. With a fast response to the situation, materials like drywall in your home have less of an opportunity to absorb the present moisture, swell, and erode. Within a short period from your call, our experienced technicians can arrive at your home and begin the assessment of the damage and the appropriate steps to protect your property and restore the damage it has sustained.

That assessment gets performed by one of the highly trained technicians dispatched to your address. Our IICRC-certified team undergoes extensive training to obtain their titles, but also continue to expand their knowledge and techniques through ongoing training opportunities provided through the franchise and online learning avenues.

If you want to know what makes our SERVPRO of Arlington team a wise choice to help you overcome water damage in your home, it begins with the commitment we have to provide our customers with experienced and educated technicians. Trust us to help you clean up the mess and restore your home by calling (904) 721-2230.

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Here Are A Few Ways Our Experts Help Arlington Store Owners Tackle Mold Damage

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Here Are A Few Ways Our Experts Help Arlington Store Owners Tackle Mold Damage When mold damage hits a clothing store, several unique problems can arise that pose a challenge to remediation professionals working on the case.

Removing Mold Damage From A Clothing Store In Arlington Does Not Have To Be Difficult

When mold damage hits a clothing store in Arlington, several unique problems can arise that pose a challenge to remediation professionals working on the case. Large floor spaces provide huge environments for spores to grow and thrive in, and even the merchandise can support entire colonies by itself. SERVPRO technicians know they have to act fast to control the problem before it spreads around the store and contaminates more merchandise and drastically increases the restoration and replacement costs you may later incur. Here are a few ways we help clothing store owners tackle mold damage problems quickly and professionally.

Targeted Quarantines
A reliable method to stop mold damage in an Arlington clothing store is to quarantine the affected area. By keeping most of the spores inside a contained area that we can rapidly treat and sanitize, we can significantly reduce the risk of additional growth in other parts of the store. In certain cases, we may be able to keep the business open and operating while this quarantine is in place, although safety concerns may require us to close off the establishment to customers temporarily.

Air Filtration
Airborne spores can spread the infestation around the store and even to back rooms and neighboring businesses through interconnected HVAC systems. We use industrial strength air scrubbing technology to scrub the air clean of almost all mold spores, even those that are small enough to bypass standard filtration technology.

Item Inventories
We sort mold-damaged items individually and keep track of which individual pieces of clothing need a full replacement, minor restorations work, or no intervention at all. By comparing our lists with your existing item inventories, we can help you file an insurance claim and directly work with the insurer to get you maximum return on your policy.

SERVPRO of Arlington prioritizes fast turnaround times and well-rounded restoration processes for businesses in the area suffering mold damage. Call us at (904) 721-2230.

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Mold Has No Place To Hide In Your Jacksonville Home!

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Has No Place To Hide In Your Jacksonville Home! Sometimes fungal growth can take place in the most unexpected tight spots inside your Jacksonville townhome.

Technicians In Jacksonville Handle Mold Damage Scenarios In Some Of The Strangest Places

Sometimes fungal growth can take place in the most unexpected tight spots inside your Jacksonville townhome. In many cases, if your residence suffers from mold damage, it could be longer than you think before you realize that you have a problem. Fungi can develop in any area where organic materials are present, and that stays around the typical room temperature if excessive moisture is added to the scenario. It takes 48-72 hours for most kinds of fungal contamination to develop once water comes into contact with materials like wood or paper. Once a fungus has formed, it creates reproductive spores that can spread the mold damage to places far away from the original problem's source.

Mold can cause health effects with some people, so it is wise to prevent the activation of microbes whenever possible. However, since spores exist naturally in many places, as soon as they come into contact with moisture, they are likely to turn into a micro-organism that can cause mold damage to your Jacksonville home at some point in time. If a pipe breaks or water makes its way in from the outside, your building immediately risks suffering dangerous fungal contamination. Once a fungus pops up, it forms structures labeled as "hyphae" that grow in every direction. These formations release the microscopic spores that allow the organism to reproduce.

The main issue with mold is that it usually is found in the most unexpected places. Mold likes water, organic substances, and warm temperatures as well as sites that receive less sunlight than other locations inside a structure. This means that anytime our SERVPRO team gets called out to inspect a property that is possibly contaminated, we search everywhere to find the problem and its source.

When attempting to find a problem with an unknown location, we look in places that are close to water sources and those that are not necessarily seen every day. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians know where mold is likely to form and we will look under, in between and around your building materials and contents to get to the bottom of the problem. If you ever suspect you might have an issue with fungi even though you cannot see it, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 so that we can give you a professional yes or no answer.

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Fire Damage Remediation in Arlington Doesn't Have to be Hard. Read These Residue Removal Tips

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Remediation in Arlington Doesn't Have to be Hard. Read These Residue Removal Tips When fire damage has affected a part of your home, call SERVPRO for expert remediation services.

How Smoke Variation Complicates Restoration of Fire Damage in Arlington

Fire can damage your home in the blink of an eye. Even though the blaze might not be catastrophic enough to cause structural damage, you might still face many issues that ruin the house one way or another. Fire residues, especially those left by smoke mess with the visual appeal of the property. They might also leave bad odor necessitating serious deodorization efforts before your Arlington property can regain its preloss condition.
 
You might not realize this immediately after a case of fire damage in your Arlington property, but soot residues differ significantly. Some residues are difficult to clean than others, therefore, requiring care when choosing an approach. Our SERVPRO technicians comfortably deal with dry, wet, protein and fuel oil smoke residues, eliminating traces of the loss “Like it never even happened.”
 
Fire produces both dry and wet smoke as it progresses through different stages of its burning cycle. When it produces a substantial proportion of one type such as wet smoke, the entire exposure falls under damage by wet smoke. Dry smoke contains limited amounts of aerosols and deposits smaller particles on surfaces. Cleaning efforts such as vacuuming or agitating these surfaces can, therefore, remove most of the deposits. Despite the easier removal, dry smoke deposits originate mostly from hotter fires, so they are likely to singe the surfaces.
 
Wet smoke residues mostly originate from slow burning fires. This type of smoke is usually cooler, so it does not impinge on surfaces. However, its free-floating nature means it finds its way into enclosed spaces and crevices present in the affected area. Our SERVPRO technicians, therefore, prepare to do significant deodorization if we detect wet smoke is predominant in the affected environment.
 
Kitchen fires involve high concentrations of protein residues from burning meat, chicken or fish. Residue from these materials is ordinarily yellowish or amber, and it easily causes discoloration. The residue is also pungent that it necessitates thorough cleaning of all areas close to the affected areas. Our SERVPRO team is likely to clean the entire house if it is affected by such smoke to get rid of the odor.
 
You might consider a fire too small to require professional assistance only for the cleaning effort needed to overwhelm you. If you call SERVPRO of Arlington, we can help restore your property with ease. You can reach us at (904) 721-2230.

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Yikes in Jacksonville!! Floods, Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and SERVPRO to the Rescue

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Yikes in Jacksonville!! Floods, Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and SERVPRO to the Rescue The Green Fleet from SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction After Flooding in the Jacksonville Area

Devise a Red Cross Plan When Flood Damage Occurs In Arlington

September is National Preparedness Month, and residents in Jacksonville should create a Family Game Plan to be prepared for an event like a flood. In an emergency, every second is critical, which is why it is vital to have a plan in place before disaster hits. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.”
 
If your home suffers flood damage in Jacksonville, SERVPRO is here to help and encourages residents to develop a Red Cross family game plan. One of the first things the organization advises you to do is check with your local chapter for emergency training and events in your community. When creating a plan, it is wise to download apps from the Red Cross to help you such as the First Aid app that gives information on how to handle common first aid emergencies. The all-inclusive Emergency App is another useful tool that allows you to monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, which can help keep you and your loved ones safe. There is also a flood app that shows you ways to prepare for flooding and gives tips on evacuating and how to return home safely.
 
It is essential that you make a plan today. Your family may not be in the same place when a flood hits, so it is crucial to know how to contact one another and reconnect if you become separated during an event like a flood. Designate a family meeting place that is familiar to everyone, and that is easy to find. Also, make sure everyone knows how they will receive emergency alerts and warnings and make sure everyone knows their evacuation route and how to communicate with one another.
 
Consider the specific needs of everyone in your household as you prepare and tailor your scheme. When making a plan, consider dietary and medical needs such as prescriptions or equipment. Also, download and fill out a Red Cross Family Emergency Plan or use the advice as a guide to devise your own. Above all, make sure that everyone in the household practices and is ready to react to inclement weather or hurricanes.
 
If a disaster such as a flood occurs in Jacksonville area, SERVPRO of Arlington can be of service. Our skilled and trained flood damage team is nearby and can restore your home when possible. Call us 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

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How Our Professionals Remediate Your Commercial Water Damage In Jacksonville

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Professionals Remediate Your Commercial Water Damage In Jacksonville If you need an expert to get rid of excess water, then give SERVPRO a call.

Dry Commercial Water Damage In Jacksonville At The Speed Of Light

If you own a restaurant, retail store, shops, mall, or any commercial establishment, then you know how important it's to ensure that your business is healthy and thriving. Sometimes, there could be unfortunate events such as plumbing disasters, weak foundation, rain, appliance issue, or any other problems can result in water rushing onto the site. This adverse event can lead to commercial water damage for your business. Water can be absorbed in the walls or carpet leaving unpleasant odors and the growth of bacteria. This problem can deter your customers, therefore making you lose out on potential profit. The most challenging part about getting rid of excess water is the drying time.

Drying commercial water damage in Jacksonville location can be quite a challenge. Four factors that affect the drying time are temperature, humidity, amounts of water evaporated, and air movement. The rule of thumb is "wet goes to dry." That means moisture from wet material often moves to dryer material. Dry air can absorb moisture from the wet surface. With this in mind, you might have to move quickly to extract all the excess water before it spread to dry areas.

SERVPRO technician can utilize advanced technology like air mover to help blow damp air out and bring warm and dry air to speed up the drying process. This process ensures that the proper position of air can help dry the entire establishment efficiently. Because time is of the essence, the SERVPRO tech can begin the mitigation procedure immediately. They can ensure that the temperature of the room is between 70° to 90° since hot air can hold more moisture than cold air. If the heater is not available, the techs can use a portable heater to help with the process. The proper temperature can assure a faster and more convenient drying time. After the process is complete, the technicians can walk you through your establishment to make sure that you are satisfied with the work.

If you need an expert to get rid of excess water, then give SERVPRO of Arlington a call at (904) 721-2230, and we can send our best technician out there to start the mitigation process right away.

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What To Do Following Fire Damage In Your Jacksonville Home

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Do Following Fire Damage In Your Jacksonville Home Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess.

What To Do After A Fire

While residents of Jacksonville are no strangers to the threat of natural disasters and severe weather conditions, many homes face threats that could not get predicted by a meteorologist. When your house suffers the widespread effects of a fire, you might struggle to know what to do once the first responders have extinguished the flames.

One of the first things that many Jacksonville homeowners want to do once this situation happens to them is to assess the fire damages for themselves. In truth, the first thing that you should do beyond assessing the status of your entire family and occupants of the house is to contact your insurance provider. They can provide you with some insight into what they need to get a claim started which can ultimately cover the costs of the restoration process.

While your insurance company is not just going to take your word for it, you can rely on our SERVPRO rapid response team to help you catalog the damages that your house has sustained as well as perform preliminary mitigation work to prevent the damage from getting worse while you await restoration work to begin. This mitigation process can ultimately save you money, and help to ensure that restoring your home does not take longer than necessary to accomplish.

One of the benefits of using our SERVPRO professionals for both estimation and restoration steps is that our experts can work directly with your insurance provider to make the process as seamless as possible for you. This communication helps to keep everyone on the same page and can expedite the claims process instead of requiring legwork from you in an already traumatic time.

Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess. From specialized equipment to highly trained personnel, the process is intricate and involved. You can trust our SERVPRO of Arlington team to help you overcome every obstacle between the damage and restoring your home to preloss conditions. Give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

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Furniture Stores Recover Quickly with Commercial Water Removal Services in Jacksonville

9/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Furniture Stores Recover Quickly with Commercial Water Removal Services in Jacksonville The Emergency READY Profile Plan Can Be Especially Useful During September Disasters Month in the Jacksonville Area

SERVPRO Offers the ERP Program and Fast Water Loss Services

Helping people find the furnishings needed to make their Jacksonville home more comfortable can become a lucrative enterprise. Disasters can cut into your profit margin quickly, and if extremely severe, a crisis can cause your business to fail.
 
Businesses in Jacksonville who plan for the times they need mitigation services like commercial water removal and cleanup use SERVPRO's Emergency READY Program to give them a head start after a disaster. This mobile app can also help prevent incidents from even occurring. Having one in place saves valuable time, however, and can result in a more rapid, facilitated recovery. However, we always respond as quickly as possible to all calls we receive, regardless of the existence of a READY Profile. Our area's economic health depends on the success of all our local businesses, including yours.
 
When your business holds standing water in any location, that water steadily seeps into the floor. Tiny cracks that remain undamaged during regular mopping and other cleaning chores can become entry points where the water slowly eats at the adhesives holding your tile floor in place. Loose tiles quickly become chipped when not replaced with new ones. SERVPRO technicians want to get the water removed as quickly as possible and then start drying out the areas that remain damp.
 
When water comes from dirty sources, we also need to perform cleaning and sanitizing methods to ensure that contaminated areas no longer pose a risk. Both clean and contaminated water require removal of moisture and water vapor through our efficient drying techniques.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians connect heated floor pads to extraction machines. These components work together to heat the floor, so moisture trapped underneath the tiles evaporates into the air above the tiling, and then the extraction mechanism whisks the water vapor into individual holding tanks. For large-scale flooding, we also use desiccant machines to pull water vapor out of the air.
 
Drying out upholstered furniture after becoming soaked with clean water can help rescue much of your inventory. We also treat these with an antimicrobial spray, if our customer desires such additional treatment. We can discuss this extra option with you. When needed, our SERVPRO techs can place styrofoam or wood blocks to reduce your inventory to standing water which may wick and cause secondary damages.
 
If commercial water removal is what your business needs, SERVPRO of Arlington can help. Calling us at (904) 721-2230 can get things started in the right direction for you. Our experienced technicians are always ready to help other local businesses in the Fort Caroline and St Nicholas areas recover after all types of disasters.

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Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage In Jacksonville Real Estate Properties

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage In Jacksonville Real Estate Properties Damaged pipes might exist, but other sources of water can involve damaged roofing components, wet crawlspaces, damaged gutters, or faulty appliances.

Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage

Residential property in Jacksonville can sustain different kinds of damage when a house or apartment building sits vacant for a lengthy period. Getting a home ready for new occupants means additional work in these situations. Most, if not all, home buyers and most renters insist that the condition of their new dwelling is in excellent condition.

When selling or renting a home or apartment in Jacksonville, keeping an eye out for water damage when conducting an inspection can prevent future unpleasant situations. Damaged pipes might exist, but other sources of water can involve damaged roofing components, wet crawlspaces, damaged gutters, or faulty appliances. Water heaters can slowly leak and cause a house to suffer high humidity. The technicians sent out by SERVPRO to your property can quickly determine the source of invasive water, so future damage does not occur.

Mitigating existing damage can take the form of removing damaged areas as well as cleaning surfaces of grime attracted by damp conditions. One thing to keep in mind is the possibility of mold and mildew infestation. Our IICRC-certified professionals can perform any necessary remediation if we detect microbial activity. We want to help you in preparing your property for future occupants.

If water still exists, we can get this removed from the house and get things dry again. Dampness can make paint bubble and peel, and affect wallpaper coverings in negative ways, also. Windows can stick, and doors and cabinets can also become difficult to close or open easily whenever water damage affects a residence. Floorboards can warp, buckle, crown, and even splinter. Wooden treads on stairwells can also sustain severe damage from exposure to the damp conditions caused by water.

SERVPRO of Arlington works with residents, property owners, and real estate agents in getting homes back to livable condition, just “Like it never even happened.” Call us, your local restoration experts, at (904) 721-2230 so we can mitigate any damages of your property in Spring Glen, Regency, or Merrill. We assist in emergency situations, also, making it possible for us to prevent extensive damage from happening in the first place.

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What to Expect When SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Flood Damage in Jacksonville

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Expect When SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Flood Damage in Jacksonville If your home is facing a flooding scenario, contact SERVPRO to go over the many services offered, which can include pack-outs.

Our Certified Technicians Focus on Drying Out Your Home and Possessions After Flooding


Severe storms and significant plumbing or appliance fails can fill the lower levels of your Jacksonville home with water. Recovery from this event requires attention to both the structural damage affecting your home and the harm done to furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. Our on-site water removal and drying technicians are rivaled only by our production facility employees in the skills and experience needed to return both your home and your belongings to preloss condition.

After torrential rains and high winds combine to inflict flood damage to your Jacksonville dwelling, the interior and exterior of your home need considerable attention. We need access to areas where recesses might hide water, and our equipment requires cleared and open set up spaces to achieve the best results. When our crew chief assesses the flood damage a pack out of movable items can be recommended as part of the plan. Our crews are well-trained in industry best practices about inventorying, preparing, protecting, and moving the non-structural property articles to a secure and dry location.

At your home, SERVPRO crew members systematically work to remove water, sanitize flooded surfaces, and achieve structural drying goals on a large, room by room scale. Any furniture and personal property left in the flooded locations can inhibit our efforts. If not packed out the furnishings and other articles also fail to receive the specialized care they need to recover their fresh clean, and dry characteristics. Our production space can be configured to create a series of efficient mini drying and cleaning spaces for the packed out inventory, allowing a customizable approach to the many pieces of property soaked by the flood waters.

SERVPRO employees take the opportunity to evaluate the packed out property, assessing for damage and proposing strategies to clean and dry the items. We have water extraction equipment and laundry facilities available to manage the effects of flooding on everything from your living room furniture suite to window coverings to clothing to papers and books, and more. The employees working on the pack out inventory document the damage for your insurance company and employ cutting-edge technologies to transform belongings you believe are ruined back to their full function and appearance. For example, we have access off-site to resources like freeze-drying methods to restore soaked papers, books, and pictures and technicians trained in electronics drying and restoration.

SERVPRO of Arlington is proud to offer a broad range of flood damage solutions for all types of property. Explore the benefits of a pack out when you consult with our project managers after calling our emergency line at  (904) 721-2230.

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