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Choosing Relevant Cleaning Actions During Fire Damage Restoration In Baymeadows

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing Relevant Cleaning Actions During Fire Damage Restoration In Baymeadows You need cleaning services as part of the restoration procedures after experiencing a fire damage incident.

Cleaning Actions During Fire Damage Restoration

You need cleaning services as part of the restoration procedures after experiencing a fire damage incident. Cleaning aims to remove the soils or any soot particles from the surface. Our technicians will go over some of the cleaning actions we perform when offering cleaning services in Baymeadows. Before we select a cleaning action, we first look at the type of smoke particles and the surface of your property.

When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning non greasy particles during fire damage restoration in Baymeadows, we start by using mechanical actions. It is a process that dislodges particles from surfaces before we can employ other cleaning processes that involve the use of solvent-based or water-based cleaning agents. Sometimes, surfaces can create strong bonds with the particles if you start by using liquid cleaning products before dislodging the excess residues.

In some situations, we might decide to make the particles slippery through a method known as lubrication. By lubricating, the bond between the surface and the soils weakens, making the residues to slide into the detergents. In cases where a substance chemically changes when it comes into contact with another substance, our SERVPRO technicians use chemical action. We use this method when it is not possible to remove residues from surfaces without altering their chemical formula. Removing oxidized stain from wool carpeting and cotton are some of the examples where we apply chemical actions.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also apply suspension and dispersion when cleaning your property. We begin by loosening the residues and then suspend and disperse them in the detergent. After that, we extract the cleaning product and the soils. When choosing a cleaning product, we have to consider whether the particles can dissolve in water or solvent-based cleaning agents.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South has highly trained and experienced restoration technicians who offer storm, mold, water, and fire damage restoration services. Call us at (904) 762-8066 and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Remediating Flood Damage to Baymeadows Homes

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage to Baymeadows Homes If your home suffers flood damage, contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services which may include boarding up any broken windows.

Team SERVPRO Follows a Proven Process When Drying Out Your Home After a Flood

Flooding in Baymeadows happens quickly. Storms can drop thousands of gallons on a home in just a few hours, and the winds from even a minor storm can shatter windows, causing more damage.
Remediating Baymeadows flood damage to preserve the home and property requires quick action. SERVPRO restoration teams follow an emergency response plan that stops further damage from happening, removes floodwater, and begins repairs to the carpets and floor.
First, our technicians secure the structure. After performing an exterior inspection, they cover roof damage with either plywood or waterproof tarpaulins and then board up broken windows, doors, and other entry points. This action prevents further water intrusion and also keeps out any nearby wildlife from setting up a new home in the attic or other parts of the home.
As the last plywood sheet goes up over a window, other team members begin removing any standing water. Depending on the amount of water in the home, technicians use one of the commercial grade water pumps from our equipment inventory. Sizes range from a pump that can sit on a deck with a portable generator, to a truck mounted pump that runs off the engine. All of them can operate continuously until the water is gone.
Now, SERVPRO technicians extract water from carpets and floors. They use extraction wands with adjustable speed to draw out water quickly without separating carpet layers, or drying wood floors too quickly, causing cracking or splintering. The devices also contain an adjustable heating element to start drying them as well carefully.
After extraction, technicians treat surfaces that were underwater. If there are any furniture stains on the carpet, they remove them first and then examine the back of it for delamination. If there is no damage, they replace the carpet. For wood floors, specialists examine the floorboards for swelling, cracking, and other signs of damage. If the damage is minor, they can remove it by hand or use an electric sander, and then refinish the affected floorboards. For major damage, replacing the affected floorboards is the cost-effective option.
For SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, the goal is to remove water and begin repairs as quickly as possible. If you have any damage from recent or older flooding, contact us today at (904) 762-8066 to help return your home to its pre-flood condition.

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Water Damage Experts Out Of Baymeadows Explain Why Restoration Is So Important

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Experts Out Of Baymeadows Explain Why Restoration Is So Important Baymeadow and Jacksonville Benefit from SERVPRO's Fast Water Damage Mitigation Service

Baymeadows Condo Owners Know the Importance of Fast Water Removal Services to Mitigate Damages

If a pipe bursts inside your Baymeadows condo, water can flood out your home ruining many things in its path. Once excessive moisture gets into your living area, it can cause considerable inconvenience. The longer items stay wet; the worse problems can get.
Any time a property gets damaged by moisture, it is an upsetting event for the homeowner. We at SERVPRO know that any time water damage occurs in Baymeadows, the typical lifestyle of residents gets severely disrupted. When things indoors get wet, it is possible that the event can cause health concerns for some people.
Moisture has a destructive effect on most building materials and contents. If the water problems are not treated promptly, more items can get ruined. Being able to restore a water-damaged building is a valuable service to you the homeowner and your insurance company. If the proper equipment and techniques get used, it is possible in many instances, but not all, to prevent the costly replacement of building materials and contents.
Our SERVPRO technicians have the training, expertise, and specialized equipment to properly dry and restore water-damaged structures. We know that if we do not resolve the issues correctly that water can cause much worse damage over time. We commit to on-going education and stay well versed on all of the latest technology of the industry.
During any restoration project, we know that working directly with you and your insurance company is vital. We know how to listen to the concerns of all parties involved and come up with an overall work plan that satisfies everyone. When completing a job involving excessive moisture, we always follow the IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
This guide provides fundamental principles for remediating structures affected by water. The first step outlined, is to provide for the safety of all workers and occupants. The second step is to keep accurate records of all the work procedures starting on day one of the loss. Then, our SERVPRO technicians complete mitigation which includes fixing the source of the water leak and extracting excess moisture. After the original issues get mitigated, we dry out building materials and contents using specialized industrial equipment.
The final step is the cleaning and repair stage. After moisture levels of contents and building materials are returned to what they were before the loss took place, things like drywall patches, painting, and carpet installation get completed. Before we leave any job site, we complete a final cleaning and deodorization process so that your home is 100% back to normal, whenever possible. To prevent future problems after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 24/7.

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Fast Water Damage Restoration for a Jacksonville School

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast Water Damage Restoration for a Jacksonville School Accidents happen quickly in a school environment. If your school suffers a water damage event, contact SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage in a School Setting

The schools in the Jacksonville area can often be more prone to water damage incidents than residences are. With so many students and faculty members, a slight mistake can lead to the need for immediate and thorough cleaning. Custodial staff works around the clock for your facilities, but sometimes professional restoration can help you achieve results more quickly than the limited resources of your custodians can offer.

Regardless of how the commercial water damage occurred to your Jacksonville institution, cleaning up the mess efficiently is a top priority. The faster that you can eliminate the water from the affected area, the less damage and added tasks exist for the restoration portion of the project. Our SERVPRO team of qualified technicians can help you clean up the mess and get the area thoroughly dried as promptly as possible.

As a representative for the school, you must keep the facilities in top form for the students and faculty that you employ. With even moderate sized schools, custodians are stretched thin attempting to keep up with the everyday maintenance tasks, general cleaning, and repairs the institution requires.

Not to mention should the water damage incident penetrate into wall cavities or beneath the flooring, traditional cleaning approaches are inadequate to thoroughly dry out the water. Improperly drying up the dampness or persistent moisture can allow for instances of mold growth and mildew to form. These unsavory circumstances can be significant enough to close the school for removal and remediation.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the need for your facility to be fully functional and restored as quickly as possible. That is an assurance that our technicians respond quickly and leave the affected area "Like it never even happened."

School representatives in the area have many threats to the facility such as severe weather systems and potential flooding. A smaller-scale water damage incident inside the building can also get handled by the same professionals you trust to bring you through the worst of disasters. Give our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team a call anytime at (904) 762-8066.

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Removing Mold And Remediating Damage in Jacksonville Properties

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold And Remediating Damage in Jacksonville Properties HEPA Filtration Systems Are Utilized by SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Jacksonville

SERVPRO Provides Industry Leading Technologies and Equipment for Mold Damage Cleanup and Disinfecting

Removing a mold infestation and remediating its effects from Jacksonville homes requires professional service. When the mold has spread through an attic or into several rooms, it takes much more than a gallon of bleach and a new coat of paint to return a home to its original condition.

Jacksonville mold damage can occur anywhere, in any home. All mold spores need is a minimal amount of moisture to expand and grow. Once it starts, the mold begins moving outward, looking for a food source. SERVPRO restoration teams use the latest remediation methods and equipment to return each home to a clean, safe condition.

First, our teams stop the growth by eliminating the source of water. The cause is usually from a damaged pipe or a leaky connection. Our technicians can tighten connections and perform many minor repairs to sinks, toilets, and other plumbing. If the leak is a major issue, however, the restoration team leader recommends hiring a licensed plumber to make repairs.

Next, SERVPRO technicians neutralize and remove existing mold. In most areas of the home, technicians start by spraying the mold and affected surfaces with an anti-fungal cleaning agent. In most areas of the home, they follow-up by wiping down the surfaces with a dry or damp sponge. When the mold layer is thick, technicians use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This specialized filter is designed to trap mold spores, and can even capture a single spore off surfaces.

For mold found in the attic, one of the newest removal methods available is soda blasting. Similar to sandblasting, technicians use sodium bicarbonate in a pressure abrasive blaster to remove mold from roof supports and the attic floor. After completion, technicians use a vacuum and HEPA filter to remove everything.

If mold has infested the attic insulation, our technicians remove it immediately. While it is possible to neutralize the mold spores with an anti-fungal spray, the liquid also compacts the insulation and reduces its effectiveness in keeping the home cool in the summer.

After discovering mold, every homeowner needs to bring a professional restoration company. SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is here to help you return your home to its original, pre-mold condition. If you need us, call (904) 762-8066 today.

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Cleaning and Removing Mold From Town Center Homes

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning and Removing Mold From Town Center Homes Finding mold on the wall in your home is certainly disconcerting. Contact SERVPRO immediately for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Three Major Tasks After Finding the Source of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

The first sign of mold for Town Center residents is that telltale ‘musty’ odor everyone recognizes. In some cases, it is the only sign that a homeowner ever notices.
Once we are called in, SERVPRO technicians often trace mold damage in Town Center homes using that odor as well. Although we can use air content meters to analyze mold spore counts, it is often easier and faster to find the starting growth point for a mold colony just by following our sense of smell.
After we find the starting point, our technicians have three tasks: Stop current growth, kill the active spores, and clean the home to prevent future mold growth. Team members stop the growth by finding and eliminating the source of water that allows the spores to expand and search for food and more moisture.
In most homes, the water source is a small leak from a leaking pipe connection or even a rubber washer that needs replacing. SERVPRO specialists can fix these small issues quickly, but if they find a major leak, the team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a licensed contractor or plumber. After stopping the leak, our personnel can remove any puddles or other standing water with sponges and cloths.
If there is a large amount of water, they use extraction wands. The wands we use are commercial grade versions of a Water-Vac, but are adjustable in speed and have more options to draw out water from tight places in attics or crawlspaces. Once the water source is gone, the mold rapidly returns to an inert state and growth stops immediately.
Next, our restoration team wipes down every affected area with a dry sponge which removes the majority of the inert spores. Then they spray an anti-fungal agent over spots where the mold layer is thick. The chemical breaks up the clumps of spores, kills the few remaining active spores, and allows our specialists to remove them easily. The agents evaporate quickly, so our teams leave a clean, dry structure for the homeowner and residents to reoccupy.
If you suspect there is mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South today at (904) 762-8066. That musty odor is a warning you cannot ignore, so let us help you get rid of it.

Cleaning up after a Candle in the Bathroom left Fire Damage in a Home in Baymeadows

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning up after a Candle in the Bathroom left Fire Damage in a Home in Baymeadows If a candle in your home causes fire damage, you will lit up when you call SERVPRO for remediation.

Removing soot and smoke damage after fire damage

Many people in Baymeadows use candles of different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents to create a warm and relaxing environment that makes it easier to unwind after a hectic day. A towel accidentally knocked onto a burning candle can cause a fire to spread quickly. Likewise, getting clothing too close can also cause flames to start and grow larger.

The smaller size of a bathroom in Baymeadows compared to the rest of the home can help keep fire damage contained. The smoke produced often does not become a life-threatening hazard if the exhaust fan is running, but few people keep this on during a bath and only use it during a shower.

SERVPRO's experts recommend homeowners turn off bathroom exhaust fans and use another method to get smoke and odors out of the home, but only if it is safe to do this. Running the bathroom exhaust might seem to keep the smoke contained, but this might not work as planned. Smoke can escape into other areas of your attic space and end up in other areas of your home.

To remove as much smoke as possible, one fan should direct fresh air into the home from a point across the home, if possible, from where the fire took place, and another fan should direct the air out the bathroom window. Positioning fans this way dramatically minimizes the amount of smoke that permeates into other areas of the home and can make the air less dense with smoke.

Our technicians can mitigate the damage of burned materials and clean up the soot deposited on the surfaces in your bathroom. The noxious smell left behind can bother anyone near the bathroom and make it unusable. Our mitigation services include removing both the damages you see and the odors you smell, as well as cleaning everything, so your bathroom is again “Like it never even happened.”

Homeowners in Deerwood and San Marco can contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South by calling (904) 762-8066. We can quickly restore your home after an incident involving fire damage and get things in your family life back to normal.

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Benefits Of Immediate Water Damage Restoration In Jacksonville

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Benefits Of Immediate Water Damage Restoration In Jacksonville Failure to attend to water damage can lead to mold growth, electrical hazards, and cause costly losses to your property.

Water Damage Restoration

Failure to attend to water damage can lead to mold growth, electrical hazards, and cause costly losses to your property. That means such incidents are stressing and the best line of action to take is to work with a team of restoration experts as you try to get your business or home back to its former state. It is vital for any Jacksonville resident to act within 48 hours from the time the water event took place.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your Jacksonville property to address water damage, we immediately do a site inspection. With the help of specialized devices, we are in a position to determine the magnitude of the problem. By using moisture meters and infrared cameras, we can detect any hidden moisture in ceilings, walls, and floors. The inspection also helps us to find out salvageable contents, items that need replacement. With all these details, we formulate an appropriate restoration plan.

Water extraction is the next step that follows. During this process, our SERVPRO team can use pumps and truck-mounted systems to remove deep standing water. If we notice that the water has gone through your carpet or padding, we lift it and dry it separately or discard it when necessary. After removing the water through extraction and drying the site, there are chances of the structure having high humidity. When the humidity is high, there are chances of secondary water damage -like mold growth - taking place once condensation takes place. To prevent that, we perform dehumidification with the help of Desiccant Dehumidifiers and Refrigerant Dehumidifiers.

Water damage can make organ items to rot and emit odors. When there are strong odors at the site, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to perform ozone deodorization. We perform the process using ozone deodorizers which are machines that produce ozone, which breaks the molecular formula of the odors thus freshening up the area.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is to make your property “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at any time of the day by calling (904) 762-8066 and get services from our highly trained and experienced technicians.

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How Combined Inventory Management Services Help Town Center Clothes Stores Survive Fire Damage

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Combined Inventory Management Services Help Town Center Clothes Stores Survive Fire Damage Town Center Retail Shops, Fire Damage, and SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Provides Inclusive Efforts to Keep Businesses Open After a Fire

When fire damage hits clothing stores in Town Center, managing the disaster's fallout can be a nightmare for some business owners and managers. Fires, along with byproducts such as smoke and ash, can cause permanent damage to structural components and inventories alike. Most companies can only manage the effects of one side of the problem at once, but thanks to our expansive staff and experienced representatives, SERVPRO offers combined damage restoration and inventory management solutions for establishments in need of them.

Our Inventory Services
Tracking inventory for a clothes store after fire damage in Town Center can be difficult due to a large number of similar items present in most establishments. Identifying specific items lost in the fire and calculating their value may often be critical to receive appropriate insurance payouts, but the process of collecting and organizing this information in a way that is acceptable to the insurance provider can overwhelm many retail outlet owners and managers. Furthermore, conducting these services also gives a better idea of what treatments we may need to conduct to salvage any objects we can. SERVPRO has representatives on-hand with experience helping with these services and can take care of many of the administrative and legal functions without troubling you. Just ask about our inventory and insurance mediation capabilities when you place a call. But, we are not an insurance company and simply attempt to coordinate the task at hand with your adjuster.

Integrating Administrative Functions
All of our paperwork and business functions are conducted simultaneously with physical damage restorations. Our CCIS Content Claims Inventory Service is an effective tool. Our primary focus is always to get doors open and customers returning as fast as possible after a disaster, and we refuse to allow administrative functions to interfere with that goal. Our ability to concentrate both cleanups and restorations after the legally signed documents allow us to manage our teams better and operate within the bounds of safety and insurance guidelines set forth by both you and any relevant third parties.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South helps businesses in the local area to recover from the devastating effects of fire damage. For our expert services, call us 24/7 at (904) 762-8066.

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Water Removal and Mold Prevention in Baymeadows Homes

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Removal and Mold Prevention in Baymeadows Homes Water damage from any emergency must be remedied right away to help prevent a mold infestation. Contact team SERVPRO to discuss.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Your Property and Help Prevent Mold from Forming

For many Baymeadows homes, stormwater or water from a plumbing issue can lead to other problems. Besides the physical damage to the structural and personal property, excess water can cause inert mold spores to expand and begin to grow throughout any residence. With enough water, a mold colony can feed and spread through almost any type of material.
Preventing mold damage means water removal for Baymeadows homes includes not just running pumps but also drying the interior as quickly as possible. SERVPRO Restoration can perform the entire process from drawing out standing water to drying carpets and remediating the effects of flooding in everything from carpets to walls.
Pumps can remove most of the water, but for wood floors and carpeting, that is not enough. Water can easily become trapped between floorboards, the nap of a carpet, and the pad underneath it. Our technicians can draw this water out using extraction wands. The devices also have a heating element built in, so team members can start to dry them and reduce the chance of mold growth carefully.
Water can make a carpet very heavy, so once technicians draw it out, they lift the carpet off the floor to examine it for physical damage such as the layers separating. If the pad shows any signs of damage, they remove and dispose of it. Carpet pads are cheap to replace, and once they begin to deteriorate, the process does not stop.
If SERVPRO technicians see any sign of mold on the carpet, they set it back on the floor and shampoo it with an anti-fungal agent mixed into the cleaner. After finishing, they set the carpet down again, but raise a section at opposite ends to dry it. Team members set up air movers on one side to force warm, dry air under and over the carpet surface while an exhaust fan at the other side draws the cooler, damp air away from the carpet and blows it outside of the affected area.
For floors and walls, they use the same equipment to draw out small, remaining amounts of moisture. Mold can quickly grow in the cracks between floorboards and feed on wall materials such as sheetrock and wood paneling. As the air movers and exhaust fans do their job, technicians can speed up the process by installing dehumidifiers to remove water from the air and lower the humidity.
Preventing mold is not the first concern of a homeowner standing in water, but it can be an expensive problem if not dealt with quickly. SERVPRO of Jacksonville South offers full-service water removal and mold prevention after a flood. If you need our services, call (904) 762-8066 today.