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What to Do When Your Fire Sprinklers Accidentally Go Off in Your Baymeadows Clothing Boutique

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do When Your Fire Sprinklers Accidentally Go Off in Your Baymeadows Clothing Boutique Water damage in your boutique can quickly cause damage to a great deal of merchandise. Contact SERVPRO right away should your store suffer damage.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Water Damage Incident at Your Store

Sometimes false alarms occur, and while they are usually harmless, a false fire alarm in your clothing store can cause water damage. If the fire sprinklers are accidentally triggered, they can spew out an impressive amount of water per minute onto nothing more than your merchandise. Even if only a couple of the sprinklers end up turned on, they can still soak into the clothes, fashion accessories, and the carpet that they protect. Because these sprinklers can dispense so much water in just minutes, by the time they are turned off your store might be in need of some professional help.

 
We understand how vital it is to keep your business open. We are willing to work with you to make sure that happens. We can section off the commercial water damaged area in Baymeadows and work out of sight or even work during closed hours. We strive to be as unintrusive to your business as possible while still returning your store to its preloss condition.
 
SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians are skilled and know how to deal with the damaging water on your property. Depending on the extent of the water damage that the sprinklers caused to your merchandise and physical store, we can try to remediate the damage as swiftly as possible. We understand how critical it is to get the job done in a timely fashion and we strive to do just that.
 
Once SERVPRO arrives, we can investigate the damages and then employ the most efficient drying technique. Should water have soaked into the walls, we can use a wall cavity ventilation system to usher dry air into the space between the walls. We also can use refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry out the carpets in your store and axial fans to assist in creating a moisture-free environment.
 
When water damage occurs on the property of your business, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians to your property to get the job done swiftly.

Pack-Outs After Flood Damage To Your Jacksonville Home

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Pack-Outs After Flood Damage To Your Jacksonville Home Whether you live in a flood-prone area of Jacksonville or not, you could be at risk for flooding in your home at some point.

Flood Damage To Your Home

Whether you live in a flood-prone area of Jacksonville or not, you could be at risk for flooding in your home at some point. Heavy rains can create a situation like this by oversaturating the ground or overflowing nearby streams and rivers. Sometimes you have warning that flooding is possible, but in other situations, flash floods occur where there is no time to prepare for the disaster.

Storms like this can be quite devastating to your Jacksonville home and neighborhood. If you experience a situation like this and are left with flood damage to clean up, where do you begin? The best thing to do first is to get a hold of our professional staff at SERVPRO. We are trained to handle flood damage and can help you sort everything out, get the water back out of your home, and restore whatever is possible.

Although we try to avoid it, sometimes a move-out is necessary for a flooding situation. When your home is saturated with so much water, the contents of your home could become damaged from the moisture levels inside the home. High humidity can damage expensive upholstery or artwork.

Once all your possessions have been packed, boxed, tagged, inventoried, photographed and staged, SERVPRO staff can get ready to move them to a safe location. Contents are moved from the work site to a warehouse or storage facility where they can be cleaned.

Sometimes, the move itself of your items is sub-contracted. Usually, our staff clean the contents and your home from the flood damage but are not trained as professional movers. We can do the packing and cleaning of your items, while a moving company loads and transports them to and from an off-site location.

In this way, you can be assured that adequate furniture blankets and pads are used to prevent furniture from being scratched or damaged during transport. Drawers are secured, and items are correctly loaded into the truck. We go over with you all the dates of pack out, the time for restoration and cleaning, and when your home should be back together with all of your possessions in place again.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South does everything needed to protect your personal property during flood remediation to your home in San Marco, Deerwood, or Avenues. Give us a call right away at (904) 762-8066 after flooding has occurred in your home.

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When Clean Water Causes Flood Damage in Your Baymeadows Residence

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Clean Water Causes Flood Damage in Your Baymeadows Residence Water damage can come from BOTH outside and inside sources. Should your home be facing water damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Assesses How to Best Dry Out Your Flooded Property

It can be a highly traumatic experience when flooding occurs in your Baymeadows home. Flooding from other sources can also occur, such as when a water line breaks away from the back of an appliance. While these might seem cleaner than flooding from weather-related events, water in Category 1 can change.
 
If your home in Baymeadows sustains flood damage from an appliance, the clean water involved can become altered because of chemicals in your home. Some of these chemicals include cleaning agents and soaps, herbicides and pesticides, and fertilizers for plants. Other ordinarily innocuous items in your home can include kitty litter boxes, kennels, or recently applied floor treatments.
 
SERVPRO technicians begin removing the water as soon as the flow of water stops. With the use of either pump trucks, for those times when the home was vacant at the time the flooding began, or smaller extraction devices that we manipulate by hand for those occasions when someone caught the accident in its early stages, we remove the visible water.
 
After we remove the majority of the water, the moisture content can remain higher than average. As time elapses, this moisture can begin evaporating into the air, increasing the overall humidity and allowing it to spread. Because of this, we use a combination of heaters, air movers, desiccant machines, dehumidifiers, and moisture extraction mats. Each piece of equipment helps us complete a crucial part of the drying out process a home with flood damage requires.
 
Our goal in restoring your home is to make everything "Like it never even happened." by the time we leave. The many components of your home react differently when exposed to water or moisture, but our IICRC certificates mean we come to your home prepared for such situations. No job is too small for us, nor too large. We view any amount of flood damage as something we need to mitigate. Otherwise, the damage increases within your home continuously merely because moisture only recycles itself, never disappearing, until we remove it from your residence.
 
SERVPRO of Jacksonville South helps homeowners and businesses in our local communities, including Bayard, Town Center, and San Marco. If you live near these areas and your home suffers from appliance-caused flood damage, contact us at (904) 762-8066 for expert and reliable assistance.

San Marco's Fire Damage Technicians

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage San Marco's Fire Damage Technicians SERVPRO arrives quickly and works hard to thoroughly restore your home after fire damage, leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Technicians Study Fire Theory to Better Understand How to Properly Clean Fire Damage

If a fire ever burns inside your San Marco home, various types of damage likely occur. Any fire that ignites creates heat, flames, and smoke. All three of the things associated with fires damage your home in different ways.

Most times heat and flames cause the most damage, but smoke spreads a further distance. SERVPRO's fire damage professionals in San Marco study fire theory and know how it behaves. The best way to find all damaged areas inside a building is to track where smoke went based on its usual behavior.

Usually, damage resulting from heat and direct flame exposure is easily noticeable. With some surfaces, it is possible to remove charred material by cleaning or sanding. Other times, heat burns materials severely enough to where they get removed and replaced.

Smoke, on the other hand, spreads all over a building and is possibly harder to find. Smoke always rises inside a structure because it is hotter than the indoor air. Then, smoke travels around based on the airflow inside.

Smoke penetrates some materials, causing pungent odors inside your house. It also leaves behind soot residues. These residues discolor surfaces and sometimes deteriorate materials.

The first step to removing any odor is to eliminate the source. Burnt materials create foul odors that cease once they get removed. Soot residues that remain on surfaces inside the building also produce smells that linger.

Once the odor's source gets removed, usually burnt smells no longer exist. However, even though the cause of the unpleasant aroma is gone, there is a chance that the problem does not get permanently fixed. Foul odors possibly return unless an odor control process takes place.

After the burnt materials and soot residues get taken out of the picture, any odor particles in the air get removed during the odor control procedures. In most cases, smells get masked or covered up by more pleasant aromas. However, there are many different methods to achieve the above task.

Most times a few different approaches get used when solving an issue with odor. If you ever need professional help dealing with smoke, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for assistance any time of the day, every day of the week.

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The Best Team To Handle Fire Damage To Your Baymeadows Home

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Best Team To Handle Fire Damage To Your Baymeadows Home When your Baymeadows home falls victim to a devastating fire, finding the right place to begin restoring your home might be a challenging task.

SERVPRO Is The Best Team To Handle Fire Damage

When your Baymeadows home falls victim to a devastating fire, finding the right place to begin restoring your home might be a challenging task. When you start to look over the entire affected area, it can be difficult to determine which problems and lingering effects from the fire require your attention the most. Fortunately, with the right professional restoration assistance, you do not have to walk this road by yourself.

Fire damage to your Baymeadows home can show itself in several different ways. Things might seem overwhelming after the blaze has gotten extinguished, but our SERVPRO team of restoration specialists can help you to work through each problem that has occurred and successfully return your home to preloss conditions. When we say that we make situations like this “Like it never even happened.” that is not just a catchphrase to get your attention, it is a commitment we make to every client we serve.

From the moment that we arrive at your damaged home, the initial assessment and conversation with you can lead our team to the restoration plan that best suits your priorities. Our efforts are meant to give you back your home, so addressing the concerns that impact you the most and prevent comfortable living are critical to starting our process.

Our SERVPRO technicians get uniquely and thoroughly trained to handle all manner of fire damage and can utilize both our combined experience and state-of-the-art restoration equipment to bring your home back from its current state. Covering a wide range of potential issues from the water damage often left behind after firefighting efforts to the lingering noxious scent of smoke damage, our team can handle it all.

Unfortunately, we cannot help those that never call. When you are facing fire damage in your home, it can often be too overwhelming and require too much specialty equipment to restore and clean up on your own. Instead of being on an island, let your neighbors here at SERVPRO of Jacksonville South help you to bring your home back to the way it used to be. Our experienced emergency response team can be reached anytime at (904) 762-8066.

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Water Damage Restoration For Residents In Baymeadows And Surrounding Communities

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration For Residents In Baymeadows And Surrounding Communities Water Extraction in Baymeadows by SERVPRO Reduces Costs and Disruptions with Rapid Service

Lingering Water Can Result in Structural Issues If Not Addressed Swiftly

After locating water damage in your Baymeadows home, you might not be aware of how dangerous it is to ignore the problems you find. Even with just a little moisture trapped in your home, significant problems can develop that compromise the structural integrity and overall condition of your families living environment.  

However, with the help of an expertly trained professional, you can defeat water damage present in your Baymeadows home. The right company provides you with quality personnel, advanced equipment, and access to resources you likely do not have on your own. This gives you a better opportunity to protect your investment and provide for your family.

Water trapped in your walls can cause severe damage to untreated framing materials, insulation, and lead to corrosion, rot, and mold growth. You should always assume wherever water damage occurs, or a leak happens, that mold growth is not so far away. SERVPRO can send IICRC-industry certified technicians to your home that understand how water and mold act, giving you a plan of action that helps you take care of even the worst problems.

Compromised structural integrity severely impacts the value of your home. However, you can minimize any losses you experience by having a trained professional clean and dry your home after water incidents occur. SERVPRO can help you understand which steps to take, remove any standing water with the proper extraction, drying, and cleaning equipment and help your home become liveable again, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO has 24-hour emergency services available year-round. We give you access to the help you need, whenever you need it by proudly supplying quality water damage restoration throughout our community. Whether you have a faulty appliance, damage caused by leaky or broken pipes, weather-related water problems, or something as terrible as a flood, we can help.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South stands ready to assist homeowners with professional water damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization services you can trust. If you live in Deerwood, San Marco, Bayard, or any of our surrounding communities, give our offices a call, today. (904) 762-8066

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Restoring Substantial Fire Damage to Your San Marco Residence

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Substantial Fire Damage to Your San Marco Residence SERVPRO places tarps over holes and boards up windows and doorways to protect your home from outside elements after a fire.

Rely on SERVPRO for Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs

Structural damage is an unfortunate effect of significant fires occurring to San Marco homes. While the fire itself is traumatic, the lingering and overwhelming damage that results from a blaze can sometimes feel worse than the initial panic. Recovering from a fire is not always easy to do, especially when you attempt to resolve the issues on your own. Professional restoration services can bring your home back to preloss conditions and do so far more expediently than your efforts. 

Even an initial assessment of the fire damage to your San Marco home might be difficult to stomach, seeing your home turned upside down. Our experienced SERVPRO restoration specialists are extensively trained to handle all types of fire damages and have the tools and resources to get the job done right. That is what makes us such a strong choice for those dealing with the lingering effects of a recent house fire. 

With substantial fires, extinguishing efforts often go on for long periods of time. The process can leave untold amounts of water throughout the affected areas of your home, not to mention causing further exterior damage to implements like windows, doorways and your roof. Our technicians assess these points of access for further elemental damage and tarp over holes and board up windows and doorways to keep further damages from occurring while the restoration process is underway. 

The pooled water throughout your home might indicate successful extinguishing of the flames, but it is now an unfortunate and damaging effect to battle. Our SERVPRO professionals use a combination of wet vacuums and portable pumps to extract water from all of the affected areas of your home. Once the area is dried with air movers, further assessment of structural damage and necessary restoration steps can begin. 

Significant structural concerns might require the work of residential construction contractors to rebuild areas of your home. While our experienced restoration specialists do not do major repair work on structures, we do prepare the area for this reconstruction with controlled demolition techniques. The process adequately cleans and preps the building site for new construction to begin immediately. 

When you are facing substantial or even minor fire damages to your home, trust our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team to help you set things right again. You can reach our emergency response team anytime at (904) 762-8066.

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Saving Your Tavern from Commercial Flood Damage in Jacksonville

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Saving Your Tavern from Commercial Flood Damage in Jacksonville Patrons love frequenting your establishment. Don't force them to find a new spot when your business faces flooding. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Works Quickly to Minimize Business Downtime After Flooding

Jacksonville nightlife depends on all types and sizes of taverns, bars, and clubs. Our local population combines with the tourist base to form a vital industry. Renovations can help improve an establishment's look and increase profits, but a disaster often means the opposite happens instead.

Decreased profits, or a complete lack of them, can occur when your establishment suffers from commercial flood damage in Jacksonville. Losing inventory that comes into contact with flood water can create a massive setback for any business but restoring your building should happen before any planned restocking takes place.

Our technicians can help restore every inch of damaged space, so it looks “Like it never even happened.” To do this, we bring all the equipment needed. Storms often knock power out for extended periods, so we arrive prepared with our own sources of electrical power. Other equipment types used by our technical crews include high-powered pumps to drain the water away, powerful air movers to increase air circulation, and heaters to decrease drying times.

Flooding introduces copious amounts of debris, both large and small. Our workers remove all of this, so your business becomes clean once again. Sanitizing with the proper chemicals can eliminate pathogens located in areas used during food and drink preparation, protecting both your employees and your customers.

Submerged walled areas suffer damage and begin to swell, so we remove these above the flood line. We ensure all cuts are straight to help restoration work flow more smoothly. Flooring also needs expert attention after flooding events, and our Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) works with our Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) to ensure that we restore all damaged areas of your business to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is continually prepared to help our neighboring businesses when Mother Nature decides to unleash on our community. Hiring professional mitigation experts after commercial flood damage strikes your establishment can significantly improve your business' overall recovery. Contact us at (904) 762-8066 for a local team dedicated to helping your business.

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Faulty Appliances Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Jacksonville Home

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faulty Appliances Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Jacksonville Home Even with regular maintenance to your dishwasher, malfunctions can occur causing gallons of water to spill out all over your floors.

Rely on SERVPRO if an Appliance in Your Home Causes Water Damage

Jacksonville, in general, is no stranger to severe weather and flooding threats to the homes here. While this might be the case, and you might be well prepared structurally for high rising water that might attempt to intrude from the outside, there are still unexpected situations that can cause significant water damage inside of your home. These are situations that are almost impossible to plan for and require fast reaction times to keep the damages from getting worse.

As you might have already guessed, flood damage to your Jacksonville home does not have to occur from severe weather or storm damages at all. Convenience purchases like your dishwasher and washing machine can give you the same flooding damages when certain malfunctions occur within these appliances. The trouble is, even with preventative maintenance and servicing of these appliances on a regular basis (which is not all that common for the typical homeowner to do unless there's a present issue in performance), the threat of appliance failure persists.

Something as simple as a bushing that has gone bad in a washing machine can allow gallons and gallons of water to begin pouring onto your floor unabated until someone in the house takes notice of the occurrence. If you have set one of these appliances on right before leaving the house, the results could be significant flooding to the areas where you have this appliance located in your home. While this might be a shock to see, the longer this water can sit and spread throughout your home, the more damage it can cause. A situation like this is an excellent time to reach out to our SERVPRO emergency response team.

Right away, our  IICRC certified technicians get to work with eliminating the source of the water damage (if it has not stopped before we arrive) and extracting the present water in the area. Pumps get used for fast extraction, and our drying equipment such as air movers get used to finish off the last of the present water in the area.

Appliances can add a new level of convenience to your home life, but they are not built to last forever. If you are battling flood damage from faulty appliances in your home, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South today. You can reach us at any time by calling (904) 762-8066.

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Water Damage to Your Baymeadows Home can Create Safety Hazards in the Bathroom and Kitchen

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to Your Baymeadows Home can Create Safety Hazards in the Bathroom and Kitchen Water damage in your home can be dangerous. If your home has water damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation before the problem escalates.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Investigate the Extent of the Damage During the Remediation Process

Baymeadows homes need to stay dry and free of intrusive water. Regardless of the source, water can create many hazards inside the house. Pests become attracted to homes with water damage and can include termites, birds, rodents, and harmful insects.

When a Baymeadows home develops water damage in floors or ceilings, the safety of occupants can become an issue. Weakened areas in floors could let someone fall through while ceilings can collapse under their own weight. Even if it only involves someone's foot slipping through, an injury could easily happen. Plus, a hole in the floor requires immediate attention to prevent further accidents.

SERVPRO technicians ensure that accidents do not happen by clearing the area of damaged materials and securely putting an adequately sized temporary floor in place. Because water damage affects the underlying areas of a floor, the damage can affect a more significant portion than what the homeowner might know about beforehand. We must remove the visible areas, as well, to reach the damaged area, requiring its replacement.

When carpeting covers damaged floors, we do our best to save it, especially in large rooms. However, if the damage occurs in front of a sink or smaller area, it might prove worthwhile to use a more water-resistant covering in the future, to prevent future, additional water damage.

Regardless of the damage's location inside a home, SERVPRO professionals always discuss the steps available in each unique situation. Although we want to leave your home “Like it never even happened.” we know that modifications can also benefit our customers tremendously. Please talk to us about any concerns you want us to discuss with you. We highly value your input into how we restore your home after water damage or any other disaster. We can more easily attain our goal, to make your home safe and secure for you and your family, when you partner with us.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is always available to help area families keep their homes safe from water damage. For this and any other type of damage affecting your home, call us at (904) 762-8066, 24/7. We are always ready to assist you, no matter how extensively your home is affected.