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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.

Odors

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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Clearing Hurricane Irma Damage and Debris out of Your Jacksonville Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Clearing Hurricane Irma Damage and Debris out of Your Jacksonville Home Hurricane Irma Cleanup Protocols Are Followed by SERVPRO for Your Jacksonville Area Property

Let SERVPRO Cleanup and Restore Your Property After Tropical Storms

Tons of hurricane-related debris now exist across the Eastern coastline including the Jacksonville area, creating hazardous conditions inside homes and all over lawns. Cleanup efforts may take weeks or months in some areas. The first step is always removing all ruined contents and belongings from your home's interior, then removing damaged sections of the home's structure. Placing this debris by the curb or as close to it as possible permits sanitation and debris disposal workers to collect it and carry it away safely. 

As residents in Jacksonville remove the items from their hurricane-damaged homes, working rapidly not only decreases the amount of time involved, but it also helps control microbial growth. For many residents, doing this work themselves is almost impossible. Having worked with government entities many times over the years, SERVPRO understands how to collaborate efforts with those agencies set up to help a local area recover quickly after widespread disasters.  

While in your home, you can remove a significant portion of items safely if you take certain precautions. Protective gear such as heavy gloves, eye protection (preferably goggles), air filtration masks, and rubber boots can give you substantial protection. Staying away from any broken framework, glass, and twisted metal keeps these from posing as much risk. Be sure to photograph all items being discarded.

Bagging everything that has come into contact with water, either directly from the hurricane or from related flooding, can take substantial time. Because these items are likely to contain substantial amounts of pathogens and other microbial pollutants, handling them with care is essential to protecting your health. The water saturating these items adds significantly to their weight, making the task even more difficult.

SERVPRO can save much of what many homeowners would otherwise need to bag and throw away. Just as we have back up assistance from SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Teams, we also have access to Esporta Cleaning systems. Able to remove the number of pollutants and other foreign matter from otherwise ruined items, this system has reclaimed thousands of items for other customers. Restoring materials and possessions always costs less than replacing them, resulting in substantial savings, both financially and emotionally.

Calling SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 begins the process of restoring your home and belongings, and your family's routine life. We understand the devastation that hurricane damage can do to a family and their home. We can help make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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Townhouse Water Removal In Baymeadows

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Townhouse Water Removal In Baymeadows When a water disaster happens in one of the multiple-unit rental buildings we offer the resources necessary to return to a preloss condition.

Water Removal

Higher density housing in Baymeadows has its pros and cons. The migration of water incursions from one unit to another is a challenge for the owners and management of a complex. When a water disaster happens in one of the multiple-unit rental buildings we offer the resources necessary to return to a preloss condition.

The quiet, residential feel of our community attracts residents to the many apartments, condominiums, and townhouses in Baymeadows. If flooding or heavy rains make water removal necessary typically not just one tenant is in crisis. We understand that a water damage emergency in one renter’s home often leads to an even more severe situation in another resident’s home.

Whatever the cause an overflowing tub or toilet, a broken pipe, a leaking waterbed, or storm-related water intrusions, SERVPRO stands ready with top-notch water removal services. We have industrial-quality submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors in every service vehicle, operational even if the power is cut off in your townhome complex. Our technicians receive IICRC training in water removal strategies and methods and are experts in the use of our specialized equipment designed to make quick work of water evacuation.

As water moves from one living area to the next pockets of moisture collect in recesses between walls, and underneath floors and above ceilings. SERVPRO technicians measure moisture and employ the latest in scanning technology to discover hidden water, and then take steps to remove it. Expect to see our crews drill holes in mortar joints or at the bottom of drywall panels to release water. If possible, we use extractor wands to suction out trapped standing water. Structural components saturated with water receive drying treatments ranging from air movers, heat, to specialized, commercial dehumidifiers.

Throughout the water removal process, SERVPRO is in contact with your insurance company. Our crews document their efforts, providing support for your claims. Ensuring that all possible is done to extract the water and dry the structure is crucial, for coverage of your initial claim and any subsequent submissions. Insurers may resist paying for damage unless you can show due diligence in your attempts to remediate.

Landlords and building managers find an excellent resource in SERVPRO of Jacksonville South when water removal and subsequent drying is needed. Call (904) 762-8066 to have an experienced water loss crew dispatched to your complex.

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Secondary Effects of Fire Damage in Baymeadows May Be Just as Costly as Primary Ones

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Secondary Effects of Fire Damage in Baymeadows May Be Just as Costly as Primary Ones You can count on SERVPRO of Jacksonville South to get your home back to preloss condition.

Do you know what the Secondary Effects of Baymeadows Fire Damage Are?

Smoke, ash, and burn damage are what most people associate with fire. They are not wrong: all of these factors contribute to damage and restoration costs in the fire's aftermath. However, for most victims of fire damage in Baymeadows, a host of other problems may appear. Water damage is a common issue for many fire victims, as firefighters soak the entire home in water while attempting to stop the flames. Rubble and debris may cause additional damage on their own, and without particular preventative measures, exposed surfaces and breaches in the home may lead to further damage.

Water Damage

Water damage often complements cases of fire damage in Baymeadows due to sprinklers, certain types of fire extinguishers, and firefighter efforts. When water presence becomes excessive, it can create several new and unique risk factors in the home. Water can mix with ash and burned materials to create acidic and toxic compounds that stain and dissolve materials it comes into contact with. Some types of mold may feed on the combined moisture and burned material, potentially creating a fast-spreading mold problem in your home.

Damage from Debris

Some fires, especially larger ones, can severely weaken the structure of whatever buildings they have touched. This structural weakening can cause debris to fall and crumble, creating holes and blunt-force damage to the home. While relatively easy to repair, these issues can also be particularly costly.

Holes and Breaches

In some instances, fires can burn straight through the exterior walls and roofing materials of a home, opening the interior up to the elements. Should a storm pass through, it can soak the interior with water and create many of the issues outlined above. SERVPRO provides tarping and boarding services to ensure that the fire damage from these factors is minimal.

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SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is a local branch of a national company dedicated to helping homeowners to recover from fires and other disasters. For our aid in restoring your home, call us at (904) 762-8066.

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Flood Damage in Your Jacksonville Home's Garage

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Your Jacksonville Home's Garage SERVPRO can restore your home and your garage after it is damaged by hurricanes and storms.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Garage After a Flood Strikes

Hurricanes or overflows from St. John's bring flooding to the forefront of many people's minds. Preparing properties in Jacksonville typically means boarding up a home and moving as many items to higher levels of the home. Garages, however, often do not receive the same response from worried homeowners.

Properties in Jacksonville suffering from flood damage need skilled response teams to mitigate the damage before it can worsen. While homes often require extensive cleanup and sanitation efforts to become livable again, garages and their contents also need a suitable response. Often the location for storing equipment and other high-priced items, these can become destroyed if neglected after a flood. A proper response can often save these items from such a fate.

The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO can help resolve the damage caused by floodwaters in both your home and your garage. Just as we partner with skilled technical specialists whenever we encounter electronics damaged by water or other damaging events, we also work with other service providers, coordinating efforts to ensure the best results for the items stored inside your garage. 

While your garage itself might not require the same standards of sanitary hygiene that your house must attain, ensuring that we restore its state of complete dryness and structural integrity is crucial for several reasons. Protecting the contents is only part of the story. Property damage of any kind can affect the overall value of your home in a very detrimental manner. 

Damage to your garage can also make entry by unwanted persons much easier than you might like, and any thefts might result in uninsurable losses. Many home security systems do not include the garage in their surveillance areas, especially on the sides that do not face your main property areas. This vulnerability becomes greater after emergency events like flooding.

The employees at SERVPRO understand the complex nature of flood-related problems and can help prevent them while restoring your home's garage. Restoring security remains essential, and we work quickly, so you have less time worrying about such matters.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can be contacted any day or night, 365 days a year, by calling our local number, (904) 762-8066. We remain dedicated to our community and the families who live here. We want to make sure that your home is livable and your garage performs as it should for you. 

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Water Damage Mitigation Services For Baymeadows Residents

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Mitigation Services For Baymeadows Residents While water is vital to human life, it can spell disaster for your property.

Water Damage Mitigation Services

Having standing water in the basement of your Baymeadows home is no picnic, especially when it happens out of the blue, without a clear source. Small amounts of water often lead to serious property damage, making quick work of anything you might store inside, and even affecting the foundation.

Today we are going to talk about what you can do to identify water damage in your Baymeadows area home and how to react when things truly get out of hand. First, remember that you are not alone, you have a quality water damage restoration company nearby that is available to supply you with the answers you need.

Never hesitate to contact experts, like SERVPRO, for help returning your home to normal after discovering water damage on your property. We train and work hard so that you can live in a clean, healthy, environment, so make the most of what is available to you. After you contact our office, a team of qualified technicians arrives to listen to your concerns and inspect the area you see with signs of water intrusion forming. We use various tools, including infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to locate the water source causing your issues.

SERVPRO technicians look for water or any excessive humidity or condensation; basically, anything that can give you a leg-up on fighting common problems that homeowners face. Standing water, small pools, damp or humid air, condensation on your windows, or even walls that are wet to the touch are all signs of different water problems developing in your basement.

SERVPRO technicians also check for hidden problems associated with water damage, often finding cracks in your foundation, sewer problems, improper grading, broken water lines, improperly maintained windows, broken gutters, and downspouts, or even surface water that enters from under your home.

You might think more of torrential rains causing water damage more so than anything else. However, it is far more often that your water heater, appliances, plumbing, tubs, or other fixtures break, that lead to just as much, if not more damage than any natural disaster. Contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South for full-service solutions to water damage issues throughout the area, including Gate Parkway, San Marco, and Bayard, call today (904) 762-8066.

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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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