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Quick Turnaround For Industrial Flood Damage In Jacksonville

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Quick Turnaround For Industrial Flood Damage In Jacksonville Filled with complex and expensive machinery, businesses in the Jacksonville area find their production areas brought to a halt when flooding occurs.

Industrial Flood Damage

Filled with large, complex, and expensive machinery, businesses in the Jacksonville area find their production areas brought to a halt when flooding occurs. Safety concerns and the potential for permanent water damage that could close commercial endeavors forever require professional resolution of these catastrophes. Our crews have the skills and the experience to turn this scenario around.

You manufacture and distribute wire products that permit other businesses and consumers to meet many needs. Local road work breaks open a water main causing flood damage to your Jacksonville location. The specialized equipment you use and the products stored on your premises are both in peril from several inches of water spread throughout your vast production floor and warehouse. You need fast action from a disaster restoration company that has the tools and the technicians to manage a large loss.

SERVPRO meets your requirements on every level. We respond quickly, as we understand the first minutes to hours after a flood are crucial. Our experienced project managers assess the damage and put in place an effective plan to remove the water and mitigate the damage. Planned power outages are frequent on sites suffering this type of damage to prevent electrical shock to your staff and responders. Our vehicles arrive with truck-mounted high-efficiency submersible pumps and water extractors, providing our own power to remove the standing water.

Teams of SERVPRO water damage abatement experts complete the removal of the obvious water and then turn to drying the spaces. Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers begin the task of lowering moisture levels in the air, floors, walls, and around and within the working parts of your machinery. We send seasoned scouts to find areas in your buildings where moisture hides, including behind wallboard, within cinderblocks, and in any number of nooks and crannies throughout your plant and office suites. Our IICRC trained workers measure moisture levels and use an array of strategies to release water from recesses, such as suctioning out cinderblock cells, drilling holes in mortar joints or drywall, and removing panels to reveal water we then pump or extract.

We work with other contractors to ensure your equipment regains operational ability, making certain our teams meet all safety requirements. Throughout the process, we work with your insurance carrier and city officials to document the claims that minimize your out of pocket expenses for a disaster that not due to your actions or negligence.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South has the capacity to remediate even major commercial flooding losses. Call us at (904) 762-8066 to set the gears in motion to restore your business back to preloss condition.

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Attic Mold Damage Remediation in Jacksonville

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Attic Mold Damage Remediation in Jacksonville At SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, we say no to mold!

SERVPRO Can Defeat Mold in Your Jacksonville Home

Attic mold is common in Jacksonville like in most other areas. After all, it is a natural part of our environment. The problem begins when it becomes concentrated indoors, where it may damage building materials and cause health issues. The leading causes of attic mold growth are improper ventilation and existing roof leaks.

In the event of mold damage in Jacksonville, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold damage remediation services. Getting rid of mold for the long term requires professional help, and tackling the problem on your own may lead to health implications. Our technicians are IICRC approved and have access to advanced tools and products to annihilate mold growth.

Mold damage remediation begins with finding and correcting the source of the moisture problem. In the case of attic mold, the most likely culprits are poor ventilation or roof leaks. Acting fast is important to avoid severe structural and aesthetic damage to the house.

Once we have fixed the moisture issue, we proceed to remove the mold itself. SERVPRO technicians have effective techniques for dealing with all types of mold, whether it is green mold, black mold, or other varieties. To contain the mold spores in one area, we seal off space with plastic sheeting and tape.

A wet vacuum is particularly effective at treating mold damage. We use it to clean up water soaked surfaces, remove any standing water, and vacuum up the mold itself. A dry vacuum is ill-advised when it comes mold remediation because it tends to launch mold spores into the air.

To kill the mold, our specialists apply an approved fungicide using either a fogger or a sprayer. We then clean the area thoroughly to avoid future growth. The cleanup process may include scraping, scrubbing, cleaning up dirt and debris with a vacuum, and even moving out furniture, building materials and other items contaminated by mold.

The last part of mold damage remediation involves drying out the area using fans, dehumidifiers, and other equipment. Note that drying out the area thoroughly is crucial to prevent the mold from resurfacing again. In fact, mold continues to grow until the moisture leakage issues are resolved.

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Protect your attic from being overrun by mold damage by contacting SERVPRO of Jacksonville South. As a locally operated business, we have the means to arrive quickly to get rid of mold growth in your house. For emergency services, call us today at (904) 762-8066.

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Fire Damage Prevention for Your Town Center Home

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Prevention for Your Town Center Home Even small appliances can cause house fires, try to keep them unplugged when they are not in use to prevent fire damage.

Common causes of house fires

Home fires are scary, stressful events. However, fire protection does not have to be difficult. Even some straightforward things can help you and your family in Town Center from going through a fire. Knowing the leading causes of home fire can help you to prevent them from happening in the first place. It is good to go over all of them with your family members so everyone can practice caution and be aware. 

Many people think if they are careful they are much less likely to have a fire in their Town Center home. While this is true, most fires and fire damage are not caused by carelessness. Instead, they are caused by everyday living which is not always possible for us to change. There are checks you can do on a regular basis, however, which can help. 

No matter the cause, when you experience a fire in your home, you need the professional help of fire damage remediation specialists. SERVPRO technicians are always ready when you need help, no matter the day or the hour. We move fast to get to your home and create a plan of remediation for your situation.

Many fires are caused by electrical wiring. Older homes are especially susceptible, as they were not wired to operate the many appliances that fill our modern homes. A lot of older homes are also built with aluminum wiring which gets very hot and raises the chance of fires.

Toasters, lamps, or even a baby monitor can have shorts. Be even more careful with older appliances and extension cords. Appliances which are new can also create a fire. Unplug as many appliances as you can while they are not in use.

Another large cause of residential fires is in the kitchen and cooking. Most times it is due from unattended pots and pans on the stove. A grease fire can start very quickly.

Children playing with matches or other fire hazards is an additional cause of home fires. It is important that you keep these things out of reach of your kids, and express to them that they are tools, not toys.

Our trained staff at SERVPRO can assist you with all aspects of fire damage cleanup, including smoke and water damage. We also help you determine what is salvageable and what is not.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South understands how upsetting fires can be, and we take special care with your home and possessions, along with how you are feeling. Please give us a call at (904) 762-8066 as soon as the fire is out in your Jacksonville, Town Center, or Baymeadows home so we can help you.

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Mold Damage Remediation Services in Jacksonville

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Services in Jacksonville The purpose of mold damage remediation is to eliminate any mold growing inside the house and to prevent exposing you to large amounts of mold.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Your Residential Mold Damage Emergency 

It is easy to ignore a simple pipe leakage when it happens, but the results can be costly. Dripping water from burst pipes can penetrate the walls and eventually find its way onto carpets and other house items. Failure to dry these items within 24-48 hours can lead to mold and mildew growth. These fungi thrive in moist environments. In the house, they can grow on cardboards, ceiling, tiles, wood products, foods, plants, fabrics, drywall, carpets, and other materials. While they have their purpose in nature, they can cause health effects.

Following a water damage incident, it is important to have a mold remediation company check your house for mold growth. If you are looking for mold damage control services in Jacksonville, SERVPRO has qualified technicians with adequate equipment for the job. Our techniques are up to par with IICRC recommendations, and our emergency response is quick and efficient.

Water damage situations provide an excellent environment for mold growth. Molds feed on organic materials such as natural fibers, drywall, paper, and wood. Additionally, they thrive in typical building temperatures of between 68 and 86 degrees F (meaning either extremely hot or cold temperatures). Some can survive in low relative humidity levels (up to 65 degrees low), but most prefer lots of moisture. To control their growth, our technicians use different equipment to reduce the RH to below 60%.

The purpose of mold damage remediation is to eliminate any mold growing inside the house and to prevent exposing you to large amounts of mold. To do this effectively, SERVPRO technicians have to calculate the extent of the contamination. Indeed, mold does not always grow in one place.

Based on our calculations, we can determine the most efficient method and products to use. The idea is to stop the water source, remove all moisture, and dry the area completely to avoid future mold growth. Air movers are particularly useful in drying a mold-damaged area. They create airflow at the surface level, allowing moisture into the air in the form of vapor. Drier air fills up the vacuum created, thus accelerating evaporation.

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Molds may (or can) cause health effects if not addressed. As a locally-based water damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can arrive quickly to control the mold damage. Call us today at (904) 762-8066.

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Protecting Your Bay Meadows Home From Water Damage

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protecting Your Bay Meadows Home From Water Damage Protecting your Bay Meadows home from water damage may take some work.

Protecting Your Property From Water Damage

Think of your home as a bubble; the roof, walls, windows, and foundation all make up this bubble. These areas are keys to waterproofing your home, with the right help, you can be successful.

Protecting your Bay Meadows home from water damage may take some work. However, it can be simple to go through your home one area at a time to ensure they were originally built correctly, with the right materials and install or improve as you go.

If you are currently building your own home, save yourself a lot of problems down the line by using the latest advances to protect your investment from water intrusion. Regardless, you still have a chance to update your current home, hire a professional restoration company, like SERVPRO and start protecting your home, today.

The roof of your home has many layers that all make a huge difference in protecting your home from water damage. Shingles provide the first line of defense, while underlayments installed serve as your last chance to stop water and the damage it may cause. Every roof has an underlayment, your building code requires it.

However, there are multiple products available, some of which provide far less protection than others. SERVPRO can help you install quality underlayments at the eaves and critical detail areas of your roof, including overlaps, fasteners and roof deck.

You likely have windows or doors on every wall of your home, providing water with large openings that present as major leak zones if not weatherproofed correctly. Shudders do not keep the wind-driven rain at bay. However, the proper selection and installation of flashing and doors can prevent rain and snow from causing rot or mold within your walls.

SERVPRO technicians understand how these products were designed to form a watertight and airtight seal, protecting your home from water infiltration and damage. House wraps and basement or crawlspace encapsulation services provide premium weather protection for your home. Providing you with advanced methods that protect your living environment and often reduce energy costs substantially.

Contact our team at SERVPRO of Jacksonville South for additional information or to schedule your initial appointment, today (904) 762-8066.

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Fast, Professional Restoration For Flood Damage To Your Baymeadows Apartment Complex

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast, Professional Restoration For Flood Damage To Your Baymeadows Apartment Complex When the mistake made by a nearby resident causes flooding in other of your tenants’ homes SERVPRO awaits to help you recover.

Flood Damage To Your Apartment

Our neighborhood is home to many inviting condos, townhouses, and apartment buildings. Multi-occupant housing presents some challenges to residents, including sharing of common areas, noise and activity out of synch with neighbors, and bad choices or accidents affecting those living in other units. When the mistake made by a nearby resident causes flooding in other of your tenants’ homes SERVPRO awaits to help you recover.

A third-floor tenant has a waterbed that leaked, causing flood damage throughout that wing of your Baymeadows apartment complex. Nearly 200 gallons of water soaks through all three levels, inconveniencing your renters, threatening structures, and ruining tenant belongings. Quick action by our restoration team saves you from relocating individuals or families as the restoration completes.

Our crew arrives with truck-mounted pumps and water extractors for speedy removal of the flooded contents of the mattress. Although we begin our investigation in the bedroom with the offending waterbed SERVPRO crew members are familiar with the “path of least resistance” water takes. Since some of the water drained down common walls and through ceilings, its path is hidden, following pipes and wiring behind the gypsum board and acoustical tiles. If necessary, we remove a few tiles or cautiously cut a hole into a wall when we fear water is pooling in unseen recesses.

After our team vacuums up visible and hidden water from carpeting and floors, air movers and dehumidifiers take on the next stage. SERVPRO technicians train in moisture measurement and monitoring, ensuring that carpeting, sub floors, and walls all receive individualized drying attention based on their difference drying curves. Carpet padding usually fails to dry fast or thoroughly enough, so we replace it in most cases. The carpeting itself dries in place, sometimes lifted and propped up, so the air moves over both the top and bottom for complete drying.

One supporting role SERVPRO provides in a disaster like this is to work with insurers. Your tenant did not sneak the waterbed into the unit. Since you knew it was in place, you demanded purchase by this lessee of additional renter’s insurance. Along with coverage, you keep up as the landlord the claims proven with our help against the extra insurance limits your liability.

Rely on SERVPRO of Jacksonville South to react fast when flooding affects several units of your apartment house. Call (904) 762-8066 to arrange for a flood damage restoration team to come to your aid, 24/7.

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Don't Let Mold Take Over Your Jacksonville Home

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don't Let Mold Take Over Your Jacksonville Home Mold spores are smaller than the smallest seed.

Mold Remediation And Restoration

Ask owners about protecting their home, and you hear about hurricanes, fires, home invasion, and flooding. If they mention mold at all, it is almost as an afterthought. Since the costs to restore or repair homes from mold are in the millions each year, the mold should be higher on the list than keeping the neighborhood dogs off the front lawn.

Stopping mold damage in Jacksonville is not a simple process, but SERVPRO has decades of experience in getting the job done, no matter how far mold spores have grown through and sometimes into a home. To understand how pervasive a mold infestation can be and how difficult it is get rid of one, it is helpful to know how they grow and spread.

Mold spores are smaller than the smallest seed. A group of thousands is just slightly larger than each dot on a pair of dice. They stay dormant until something disturbs them. The cause can be a breeze or a hard shake of some type. The spores which break away remain dormant unless they encounter enough moisture to cause them to expand.

Once they begin to expand, the spores send out hyphae. These structures grow across and into surfaces, looking for food and additional moisture. Favorite food sources are building materials such as ceiling tiles and drywall. They also feed and grow rapidly on carpet fibers like cotton, wool, and rayon. The temperature ranges most molds expand under is from 68 to 86 degrees, but some grow in temperatures as high as 122 degrees.

The way we stop mold growth is to eliminate one of those factors, moisture, food, or temperature. Removing every food source is impossible and permanently lowering or raising the temperature is simply too expensive. We use pumps and smaller extractors to remove standing water and then test the surrounding air and material for excess moisture.

After testing, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to lower moisture. The dehumidifiers draw water directly out of the air; up to a rate of 30 gallons per day depending on the device we use and the humidity level. Our air movers force warm, dry air over the surface of the affected structural material and other property.

Restoration is not a quick set of procedures, but SERVPRO of Jacksonville South understands that the first step to returning your home to a normal condition is to understand the situation and then act quickly. Call us today at (904) 762-8066 to set up an inspection.

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Prepare Your Jacksonville Area Home Or Business For Hurricane Season

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare Your Jacksonville Area Home Or Business For Hurricane Season Getting ready for storm season can help reduce the damage to your property afterwards. Contact SERVPRO to discuss what should be done.

SERVPRO Provides Helpful Suggestions to Weather the Storm as Well as Technicians to Take Care of the Damages Afterwards

Protecting your home properly during hurricane season takes lots of effort. Every year both businesses and homes suffer catastrophic losses. Think about what you have invested and then picture everything you have fought long and hard for, gone.  
 
When taking on the task of preparing for hurricane season in the Jacksonville area, take the time to address certain areas that can help mitigate storm damages and improve your properties chance of recovery. Without knowing the in’s and out’s of every situation that may occur, a specialist in the field can come in quite handy.
 
Contacting SERVPRO helps with the development of your “Emergency READY Plan.” A tool at your disposal that helps you prepare your property, its contents, and any personal belongings for disaster. We can help you identify potential hazards and get you well on your way to defending your property, even when things are at their worst.
 
If you operate a business, you should consider renting a nearby office space, storefront, or even work out of the house as a temporary answer that helps protect valuable tasks and keeps operations running. Take equipment, resources, and computer files with you, ensuring that your business weathers the storm, even if your building does not.
 
SERVPRO technicians can assist with performing a safety inventory. We test smoke detectors, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers found on your property, make sure everything works as intended and is in working order for when you need them. It never hurts to have an alternative power source, when possible electricity failure looms overhead, portable generators can truly save the day. Just make sure that you store fuel used to operate the generator safely.
 
Even though you contact SERVPRO and begin to prepare your building for everything that might head your way, you should contact your insurance company. Double check or even triple check that your insurance coverage meets your needs. Hurricanes can lead to floods and earthquakes are always a possibility, never make the mistake of assuming your safe, you may be left wanting.
 
Give SERVPRO of Jacksonville South a call for assistance with preparing your home for hurricane season. We can help you 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays. Make the decision to survive, today. (904) 762-8066

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Smoke Odor from Fire in Your Jacksonville Home

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Odor from Fire in Your Jacksonville Home Our technicians have a big selection of equipment and products which are designed specifically to remove stubborn smoke odors.

Smoke Odor in Your Jacksonville Home? SERVPRO Can Help

Smoke odor is a stubborn and pervasive odor which lingers a long time after the flames of a fire are out. Whether it was caused by a nearby fire, a natural disaster, or from an accident such as an out of control cooking fire or a fireplace left unattended, the smoke odor can be a challenge to remove, even for experienced restoration professionals.

There are various factors which influence the severity of smoke odor from fire damage in your Jacksonville home. The first is obvious – the size of the fire. The bigger the fire is and the more materials which have burned, the more smoke there is. How long the affected area is exposed to smoke matters as well. Smoke odor embeds itself deeper into porous materials the longer it has a chance to sit.

Our technicians at SERVPRO know that after a fire, time is of the essence to prevent additional damage, which is why once you call us, we are out to your home quickly. We clean up the smoke odor, sanitize the area, and repair any salvageable items.

Another factor which impacts the smoke odor is how large the room which is affected is. The smaller the room is, the more concentrated and intense the smoke odor can become. Materials which have burned is also important. Different materials leave behind different odors. A fire which burned wood smells different than a fire which affected mostly plastics or a protein fire. The kind of materials affected can influence the products we at SERVPRO use to get the smoke odor out.

Our technicians have a big selection of equipment and products which are designed specifically to remove stubborn smoke odors. From hydroxyl generators to ozone machines, eco-friendly odor-busters to powerful odor-destroying chemicals, we are your answer to all your smoke odor removal needs. Our experienced professionals help you pinpoint the problem and figure out the best solution after we arrive at your home.

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Think of SERVPRO of Jacksonville South when your home has suffered from a fire of any size. We can get the smoke odors out of your home and prevent additional damages when you contact us at (904) 762-8066.

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Protect Your Bowling Alley From Fire Damage With Professional Help In Jacksonville

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Protect Your Bowling Alley From Fire Damage With Professional Help In Jacksonville Don't Let Your Jacksonville Business Get Bowled Over from Fire Damage--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Jacksonville Businesses Open

When running a bowling alley, there are many precautions you should consider taking, simply because there are so many services packed into such a small space, making them particularly susceptible to fire damage.  
 
As you enter your Jacksonville area business, a trained eye can spot fire damage flags everywhere. Every section of your business has a separate set of dangers. Your entryway, where people gather to meet up with friends or sit to chat before deciding where to start their evening needs to have fire extinguishers and fire alarms installed, making sure to mark each exit clearly.  
 
From there you may have a bar where you serve food and alcohol. People use this section to visit and enjoy each other's company, grab a bite to eat, play a game of billiards, or just enjoy music on the jukebox. However, between the alcohol, electrical devices, serving area, and seating area, a variety of hazards exist. It is your job to make this area safe for both your employees and each patron that visits your establishment, SERVPRO can help.
 
A small arcade room filled with old arcade machines exposes your building to electrical and safety hazards that could happen at any time. You should check each machine visually, maintaining a regular maintenance schedule to help prevent frayed cords, broken plugs or sockets, or faulty equipment from causing harm. Incidents that happen more during inclement weather, where even a single water leak can lead to shorts, sparks, or electrical hazards that put your patrons at risk.  
 
Next, you likely have a concession area, with a kitchen attached that serves food to both your bar customers and those waiting for a lane or visiting others. This section becomes more susceptible to fire damage than any other, simply because of the level of heat, humidity, and combination of chemicals, appliances, and electronic equipment that exists. Like most cooking areas, this is the most common area that fires can occur.  
 
SERVPRO technicians can provide you with recommendations to improve your ventilation, locate hidden hazards, and provide you with the services you need should an accident happen on your property. Working closely with our expertly trained personnel, you gain access to several years of experience and training in fire prevention, that helps limit loss and protects your investment better.
 
Make the call to SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, see for yourself what our IICRC certified technicians can do for you. We are available 24-7, 365, any time that is convenient for you. (904) 762-8066