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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.

Is Your HVAC Or Other Climate Control System Contributing To Mold Damage In Your Jacksonville Home?

1/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Your HVAC Or Other Climate Control System Contributing To Mold Damage In Your Jacksonville Home? Moisture and Humidity in Jacksonville Can Result in a Mold Remediation Service by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tip:  Control Moisture and Humidity to Reduce the Chance of Mold Infestations

Mold control requires proper moisture management, which can be a struggle in Jacksonville. The hot, humid climate we enjoy for most of the year means that the mold spores always in the air and on surfaces have a better than average chance at coming in contact with enough moisture to support growth into full-blown mold colonies. Partnering with our mold remediation team helps rid your home of current mold issues and plan for a mold minimization strategy in the future.

Homes in Jacksonville risk mold damage if their climate control systems are not striking a balance between cooling and humidity control. If mold only grew when there was noticeable water damage, preventing outbreaks would be straightforward. In areas of the country where the average outside humidity equals or exceeds 60 percent most days of the year, the fungi are harder to manage. Our technicians are aware of this added challenge and consider it as a potential moisture source as we contain and remove existing colonies of mold in your home. Only when moisture is eliminated, or limited as in the case of humidity, can we hope to assist you in preventing further mold growth.

Mold can begin multiplying when air moisture levels are higher than 60 percent, indoors and out. SERVPRO can help you determine a course of action to lower indoor humidity permanently if our assessment of your mold damage problem indicates higher humidity may be the culprit. During our inspection of your premises, we search for leaks and evidence of spills or flooding that did not receive adequate remediation as possible causes for mold growth. We also consider the chance that mold is fueled primarily by humidities of 60 to 70 percent or higher in your home.

SERVPRO technicians are skilled in the use of moisture monitors and infrared scanning devices to locate hidden water and measure the moisture content of air and structures in your home. If we find that ambient humidity is in the range where it is likely to encourage mold spores to grow and reproduce, we work in all ways practical to reduce humidity levels to the 30 to 50 percent range.

One option SERVPRO evaluates carefully is your HVAC system or freestanding air conditioning units. A visual inspection of the ducts may reveal moisture or even mold colonies. Our team can clean and dry out the system to stop the recirculation of moisture and mold within your dwelling. If the AC and dehumidification functions are miscalibrated, you can have your vendor realign settings so that cooling and drying of our moist Florida air is stabilized. On occasion, an AC unit or system may be too big for the space cooled. This contributes to mold issues as the air is cooled too quickly, and the equipment does not cycle long enough to reduce humidity to the 30 to 50 percent level.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South remediates mold damage following EPA protocols and investigates the reasons moisture is an issue in your home. Call (904) 762-8066 to obtain this full-spectrum assistance to solve mold issues today and tomorrow.

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Jacksonville Commercial Flood Damage Needs the SERVPRO Solution

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Jacksonville Commercial Flood Damage Needs the SERVPRO Solution When storms cause your commercial space to flood you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Flood Damage Restoration Services

The Jacksonville area thrives because of the proximity of the St. John’s River and the ocean. Residents and visitors enjoy shopping, dining, and enjoying entertainment near and with a view of the water. When severe weather systems pass through, however, the contents of our waterways combine with driving rains and winds to threaten the viability of our vibrant community with devastating flooding.

Located near the river, multi-use marketplaces and event venues can suffer flood damage in Jacksonville when rain runoff and storm surge funnel water into shops, restaurants, and entertainment establishments. Flourishing businesses risk closure, perhaps permanent, if they fail to secure the services of a professional restoration company for the spaces affected. We have the resources to respond to substantial commercial water losses due to flooding.

We are proud of our local presence in the community, but we also know we can reach out to a nationwide network of restoration experts if a flooding occurrence requires. Our customers receive efficient assistance fast, even if many other businesses also suffer from storm-related flooding and other damage. If necessary, we augment our response with help from our neighboring SERVPRO partners.

Within hours of your first contact, SERVPRO has a fully-equipped team of flood damage restoration experts at your site. Even if the electricity goes out around your business, our crews get immediately to work, including employing cutting-edge water removal and drying equipment. Our service vehicles feature truck-mounted pumps and water extractors that do not rely upon the local power grid to commence the tasks needed for flood restoration. Floodwater is removed and structures dried fast, crucial to restoring building materials and permitting rapid reopening of your business.

Our employees are veteran responders with tenures that include other significant flood-related disasters. Their familiarity with the challenges of flood restoration and the continual training they receive in proper restoration techniques makes the difference to a business in crisis. SERVPRO is a restoration industry leader because of our balance of efficient equipment and four decades of hands-on experience.

Flooding damage is swiftly restored with SERVPRO of Jacksonville South on duty. Start the process with a call to (904) 762-8066; lines answered 24 hours a day.

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Town Center Mold Concerns Solved

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Town Center Mold Concerns Solved A mold infestation can cause serious health effects. Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South to remediate the situation!

SERVPRO Can Solve All Mold Issues In Your Town Center Property

The humid, subtropical climate of Jacksonville puts Town Center at risk of mold growth. The past year also reflects record-breaking rainfall totals for the area, increasing the threat that excess water may contribute to unexpected and unwanted microbial activity. Dealing with mold damage in a locality that experiences both high humidity and significant rainfall need the help of professional mold remediators.

As frustrating as it may sound, the truth is that not even the best restoration and mold damage remediation service in Town Center can promise a mold free environment. The life cycle of mold must be well understood if one is to devise a comprehensive plan to limit its effect on your property. We take a comprehensive approach when we respond to a customer’s request to remediate mold. Educating our customers about how to manage mold now and into the future is a crucial part of our mold remediation program.

Mold spores are continually sharing space with us, both indoors and out. Their growth actually serves many beneficial purposes in the natural world, breaking down and recycling organic debris. Mold growth becomes an issue when it chooses our interior spaces as a favored spot. It is unsightly, smells unpleasant, and has the potential to damage the structure and contents of property, breaking down the same type of organic material it seeks in the outdoors. Also, for individuals sensitive or allergic to the compounds produced by molds as they grow, irritation can become a problem. SERVPRO mold remediation experts contain and remove mold growth damaging your property and threatening your well-being. We then recommend proven strategies to limit additional mold damage going forward.

A mold spore is inert and harmless until it absorbs moisture and begins rapid growth. The challenge we have in Florida is minimizing not only water excesses but also humidity levels over 60 percent. High humidity by itself can exacerbate mold issues. SERVPRO technicians work with you to identify the source of moisture that underlies the mold damage we just remediated for your property. We then advise how to eliminate the water, including repair and maintenance tips, or how to lower water vapor levels to between 30 and 50 percent. Vigilance in ridding your property of the water that fuels the mold is the only sure way to avoid a reinfestation.

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Contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for a comprehensive mold damage evaluation. We strive to develop a plan that works for you on an ongoing basis, managing mold without panic but with techniques that are effective.

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Restoring Your Home after Flood Damage Hits Jacksonville

11/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Your Home after Flood Damage Hits Jacksonville There are many tasks involved to properly dry out a home that has been flooded. Contact Team SERVPRO quickly for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Tools and Experience to Find Hidden Water and Thus Possibly Prevent a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Homes in the Jacksonville area have been through a tremendous amount of wear and tear in recent months. Flooding often happens to homes in our state because of the amount of water surrounding us.

When a Jacksonville home sustains flood damage, quickly acting can keep the spread of damages low while keeping costs minimized, also. As damages increase, so do loss and expenses related to the disaster. These damages include both the visual impact as well as activity at the microbial level.

Flooding from either storms or overflowing bodies of water near your residence can flush yard debris, sewage, and garbage into your home. Along with our removal of these larger items, we also use cleaning agents that neutralize any microorganisms present. Because these living contaminants can come from anywhere, it is not recommended ever to overlook their potential for harm.

Extracting any water present after the floodwaters recede, we can begin restoring your dwelling. Removing waterlogged walls helps remove additional amounts of moisture inside your home, as does removing the carpets on affected floors.

Rolling carpeting up into bundles for handling and disposal exposes the padding. Removing older padding can appear highly messy and time-consuming, but it is because of the composition and condition of the padding.

After we remove the lower sections of drywall and all textile floor coverings, we can begin drying out your home. We implement large air movers to not only direct air currents toward walls and other damp areas but to direct that moister air outside or toward desiccant machines. The interior of walls can hold moisture, affecting wiring and other components unless dried quickly. We partner with electricians to ensure the elimination of any danger.

Flooring that was under water must become dry again as quickly as possible to prevent warping, cracking, and other troubling issues. We apply heat to floors via the use of heated mats. Attached to these mats, tubes suction off any evaporated water, placing it in containers for disposal.

At SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, the goal when dealing with homes suffering from flood damage includes restoring everything, including the air inside, to usual dryness. Call us at (904) 762-8066 for any concerns regarding flood damage or other disasters your home suffers. Our technicians receive international-level training and education, keeping them ready whenever you need our help.

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Extra Problems Crop Up from Improper Mold Damage Remediation in Jacksonville

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Extra Problems Crop Up from Improper Mold Damage Remediation in Jacksonville No matter how severe the mold infestation is, our SERVPRO team will remediate it "Like it never even happened."

Let SERVPRO Properly Remediate Mold From Your Jacksonville Residential Home

Merely scraping mold off of a surface and giving the area a quick sanitization effort is rarely enough to eliminate mold damage in a Jacksonville home. Mold must be dealt with careful, thorough, and professional means; otherwise, the homeowner may face some grave consequences. SERVPRO provides certified, premium mold remediation solutions, ensuring that all threat from the fungus is indefinitely removed from your home and that none of these secondary effects get a chance to appear after we leave.

Returned Mold Growth

One of the most important reasons to contact a professional company like SERVPRO to handle any mold damage in your Jacksonville home is to prevent any chance of the same colony returning. If mold is improperly cleaned, handled, or removed, left-behind spores and patches of growth can flare up into a new, often much more virulent infestation than existed previously. In some cases, this new mold growth can be much harder to remove because any surviving spores may be much harder than those that died off from previous treatments. We use advanced sanitization and air filtration technology to remove as many spores as possible from the building, and bring chances of renewed mold damage down to a minimum.

Water Damage

In the majority of cases our SERVPRO technicians see in the field, mold is not the only factor causing damage to the home. Most mold colonies start to grow only after a source of water has caused other types of damage to the house, leaving materials soaked and vulnerable to mold. We clean up and restore any water damages we come across in addition to the mold.


Even if you can somehow remove all traces of mold damage without specialized equipment, you are almost certainly not done dealing with its effects. Odors from mold damage can persist for long after the mold has otherwise been cleaned up, and require relatively heavy equipment to eliminate. We use advanced chemical fogging technology to remove all odors from the home, both those heavy in the air and deeply embedded in building materials.

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SERVPRO of Jacksonville South provides thorough, professional, and certified mold damage restoration services to the local area. Give us a call at (904) 762-8066.

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