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Water Cleanup Jacksonville – Burst Pipe During Vacation Absence

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our Technicians knew exactly what to do with this water clean up in Jacksonville.

SERVPRO was there for this Jacksonville water damage in a jiffy.

Imagine coming home from vacation to see water pouring out the side door of your house from the laundry room! Our client, who was on vacation for a week, came home to find that a hose had burst in the laundry room while away. There is no indication of how long the water was leaking from the pipe. It was long enough to leave water over the majority of the main floor of their home. The burst hose was attached to the washing machine. It had not been replaced in many years.

SERVPRO technicians responded to this water cleanup emergency in Jacksonville as soon as the customer called our office. The client was distraught. There was a great deal of concern about wet area carpets on the tile floors, various boxes, and items left on the floor. Fortunately, there was not a great deal of water on the floor. Water flows to the lowest point in the house, which in this case was towards the side door.

Before our team even arrived, the client turned the water off to stop the water leak. The owner also began removing wet items from the area and placing Styrofoam blocks under furniture legs. Our team continued by vacuuming water off the floor and from the wet carpets. Drying and air mover equipment were brought into the home to continue removing moisture. The air conditioning was turned on, which also helped to remove more moisture from the home.

Moisture meters were used to assess if water had penetrated the walls under the baseboards and into the substructure. Moisture was contained to the laundry room and the kitchen area. Holes were drilled into the walls to confirm that the moisture levels were satisfactory in these rooms. Moisture levels quickly began to decline, once the water was removed. SERVPRO was able to dry the area carpets and various items to the customer's satisfaction. In the future, the owner plans to turn off the main water shut off valve to the home to avoid future potential water leaks and damage.

Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for 24/7 service. We serve Town Center, Baymeadows, San Marco, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We clean up your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Are Available 24/7 To Begin Your Jacksonville Business Restoration Services

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

We're ready and prepared to answer your call 24/7. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Help! My Children’s Activity Center is Underwater!

Jacksonville is a great city to grow a family. It has the charm of a small town while enjoying the services of a more massive metropolis. Businesses focusing on services for children stand to be successful, which is why setting up a space for mother and child activities is a great idea. Following successful models, you fill your shop with items to encourage the bonding between the child and the caregiver, while stimulating social and cognitive skills. Floor mats, balls, toys, and other props all help you create a welcoming environment for the families you serve.

Now imagine that your family gym is soaking wet as the result of the water sprinklers. You get the call in the middle of the night and know that you need water removal services in your Jacksonville location as soon as possible to retain your young clientele. Thankfully, SERVPRO is available 24/7 to take your call and dispatch our team to help you through this emergency. Like you, we want to reduce the loss in time and money this water disaster generates.

Not surprisingly, friends and family may come to your aid while you wait for our SERVPRO team to arrive. Be ready to receive their help by asking them to do the following-

- Soak up as much of the water as possible

-Remove any dry items from the wet areas, so they remain protected

-Open all doors and windows and bring standing fans to encourage air circulation

-Prop items, so they are above the standing water to prevent further absorption

Once we arrive, our SERVPRO team has at its disposal industry-grade pumps to extract water damage from your storefront. We also have specialized equipment to reach into structural elements, such as walls and flooring, and restore humidity levels. Similarly, we can use our gear to dry your exercise mats and other equipment to save as much of your inventory as possible. If items need to be discarded, our team works under local guidelines and regulations to dispose of them.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is your partner when things go wrong. A call to us makes all the difference in restoring your business and serving your clientele. Call us at (904) 762-8066 and let us leave your business “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Flood Damage Technicians Will Save Your Jacksonville Home

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Contamination can pose a serious health risk, contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for emergency assistance.

Cross Contamination And Flood Damage In Jacksonville

Emergency services, like our rapid response units, cover properties that without immediate attention, are at risk of permanent harm. Common scenarios that are covered by our emergency services include the flooding of your home, which might be the result of internal or external issues. Road overflow from heavy rainfall could result in significant quantities of contaminated water entering the ground levels of your property. We offer experienced technicians, on-call, to assist you and your property in an emergency.

Our call-lines are operated round the clock to assist you with flood damage in Jacksonville. Since contaminated materials are involved, our technicians may require you to evacuate affected areas of the home, or even the whole property itself, while work is carried out. SERVPRO technicians are trained to spot the presence of contaminants in water and may need to cordon off certain zones as well as designate clean rooms on-site for decontamination.

Containment of the emergency is essential to avoiding cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is hard to stop and can be spread on clothing, footwear, or through airborne particles. SERVPRO deploy plastic barriers to cordon off the affected area and can apply negative air pressure when necessary. After establishing a quarantine zone, entering the affected area can only be permitted wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE.) This is to ensure that potentially harmful pathogens do not come into contact with you or the restorer.

In a blackwater situation, there are significantly more items that need disposal than in a clean water emergency. Pathogens can remain harmful and odorous even in microscopic quantities. Porous structural materials like insulation, sheetrock, or some woods must be removed for demolition from at least 2 inches above the standing water level. These items must be sealed into disposal bags and be dealt with in line with state and federal guidelines. Once the area is thoroughly disinfected, the disposed of materials can be replaced.

Contamination can pose a serious health risk, contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for emergency assistance.

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Jacksonville Battles Floods, Fires, Mold and Water Damage with the Help of SERVPRO

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

No Jacksonville Property Owner is a Big Fan of Mold Damage--SERVPRO Can Remediate

Experience Counts with Restoration Services Our Jacksonville Team Provides

Disasters can become traumatic and stressful situations for Jacksonville property owners, especially without a working understanding of how to resolve these outcomes. With each type of accident bringing a list of hazards and potential obstacles to overcome, many have sought out the experience our certified experts can provide.  No matter how severe or widespread effects from water, fire, mold, and storm loss events can become, we have the training and growing reputable roster of restoration specialists to help. Choosing the right professionals for your emergency can save you time and money, getting you back to your normal life much more quickly.

Water Damage
Many SERVPRO team members including our office staff have gotten certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) to contend with all cases of water damage to Jacksonville homes and structures. As cleanup, removal, and restoration are among the most common tasks for our certified specialists, we stay prepared to respond to these crises at a moment’s notice from our facility.

The recovery of a disaster begins with our vital mitigation efforts, including extraction and drying. Standing water and saturation are hazardous threats to both structures and those exposed, so our specialists utilize advanced tools and equipment to address these conditions where they get found. From portable sump pumps and wet-vacs to gas-powered and truck-mounted options, we have a tool for every water removal need a Jacksonville home has – even substantial loss incidents that have damaged the entire property. As is the case with all emergencies that our professionals work to restore, fast response by our qualified team can protect both your property and its occupants from more severe consequences.

Drying needs for your Jacksonville home can exist in a variety of locations from the main living areas through crawlspaces and attics. Without proper discovery techniques like thermal imagery or moisture content readers and focused drying efforts from tools like air movers and dehumidifiers, lingering water damage and moisture can facilitate the spread of secondary effects like bacterial hazards or mold growth.

Storm Damage
There is an ever-present threat to Jacksonville from storm damage, as coastal storms can introduce substantial threats to structural integrity with a pronounced severity and strength. Our SERVPRO team has become a respected response team amid storm emergencies, including flooding threats because of our involvement with a Large Loss Recovery Team which combines our resources and personnel to handle substantial loss incidents.  

These loss recovery incidents revolve around not only addressing the primary issues stemming from the flood damage in Jacksonville properties but also providing a full-service build back and reconstruction solution for damaged structures. As a general contracting firm certified through the State of Florida (License #: CBC1256211), we can offer emergency restoration services like board up and tarping that can stop the infiltration of flood water so that our professionals can work on mitigation and recovery unabated.

Much like the water services we provide, our disaster relief team can mobilize quickly throughout the entire Jacksonville area to offer our customers time and money-saving solution when flood damage and storm losses occur. We have fast extraction, drying, and cleaning approaches that can quickly improve the outlook of your damaged property.

Mold Damage
We have a full team of IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) that can work quickly for mold damage in Jacksonville homes. With mold spores being a natural addition to every environment that our customers encounter, any area is only awaiting the appropriate conditions to facilitate and promote the colonization and spread of these damaging organisms.

With many species of mold that can affect Jacksonville houses, our SERVPRO professionals must continually educate and grow in their understanding of this niche of the industry. Remediation tactics change and evolve, helping our team to be more efficient and productive in both the way we approach mold colonization and the safe handling of damaged materials and contents found in the property. Our containment strategies, including physical barriers and the use of negative air scrubbers and other purification tools, can help in reducing the spread and severity of microbial concentration.

Mold damage has several compromising effects for your Jacksonville home, and we must address both how microbial growth began and the consequences of this spreading organism. From addressing the moisture with dehumidifiers and forced heated air to using deodorization equipment like thermal and UV foggers, we have the expertise to handle even complex and substantial mold damage scenarios.

Fire Damage
Residential and commercial fire damage in Jacksonville can be among the most costly and devastating situations for property owners to ever face. From fires that become easily contained or limited to specific areas of your house to widespread structure fires that can compromise substantial portions of the home, our SERVPRO professionals can help with a fast response and a confident understanding of what every damaged residence needs after a loss incident.

Though we have a full-service division of general contractors with years of experience in the construction trades to help with rebuilding after fire damage, there are many other consequences to face in your Jacksonville home as well. Our restoration services for these emergencies often include odor removal, soot, and smoke residue cleanup, and fire debris removal. With IICRC-Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and others trained in the specialized cleanup for carpeting, fabric/upholstery, and in content management, we can help our customers through every phase of restoration and recovery.

No two fire damage incidents are alike in the Greater Jacksonville area, so our team of SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared to handle complex recovery situations like inaccessible damage, controlled demolition, and safety concerns through the earliest stages of mitigation. We have a deep inventory of equipment to help us handle deodorization, cleaning, reconstruction, and air purification concerns.

We have a strong reputation throughout Jacksonville and its surrounding areas rooted in our experience and compassion. We know how to make the damages from water, fire, storm, and mold loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team a call today for any of our professional-grade restoration services at (904) 762-8066.

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Our Specialists Address Flood Damage To Your Jacksonville Home

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

If you ever notice wet materials after a storm, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 any time.

Flood Damage Removal Experts In Jacksonville Talk About The More Severe Scenarios

Recently, much of the country has been the victim of flooding as several storms have riddled our lands and it is possible that Jacksonville will be Mother Nature's next victim. During the last month or two, several flood damage removal companies such as SERVPRO have been working overtime to restore negatively affected residential properties. Our crews have been dealing with all types of problems, including minor moisture-related issues and very severe problems. Each scenario is different, and sometimes the mitigation process only requires extraction and then applied structural drying or ASD. However, this spring and summer season, we have seen an increase in more severe situations that require excessive flood damage removal.

Any time you notice that part of your house got wet after a storm or an excessive amount of moisture has poured into your home, it is wise to call in a water restoration technician or WRT from SERVPRO. Our team is located in the area so that we can quickly respond to your flood damage removal project in Jacksonville. As soon as our WRT arrives at your residence after your emergency call, we first determine how bad the problems got. Next, we figure out which items need to be removed and replaced and which of your building materials and contents we can save through our specialized extraction and ASD procedures. After our WRT figures out what can be done to restore your house to preloss conditions, “Like it never even happened,” we begin the extraction phase.

When restoring moisture-related issues inside your house, or WRT knows that it is easier to remove moisture while it is still liquid before it soaks into your building materials and evaporates into the air. After extraction, we then begin the ASD process. As a part of ASD, many times we are required to open up your walls so that your wooden studs that make up the structure of your house can get dried out. We do this by cutting your drywall a foot or two above the floor. If you ever notice wet materials after a storm, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 any time.

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Don't Let A Leak Cause Significant Damage To Your Jacksonville Business

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

If your business is threatened by a broken faucet, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for efficient commercial water cleanup.

How To Avoid Extended Closures After A Leak In Your Jacksonville Business

It does not take much to set off a water damage disaster in your Jacksonville business. A broken faucet in your employee's bathroom can output hundreds of gallons of water in a single night, and the resulting spillage can seep into carpeting, computers, and documents storing patient records, causing delays as you get your records back in order.

If you're facing a similar dilemma in your health clinic, then you should contact SERVPRO for commercial water cleanup in Jacksonville. Water damage is especially problematic in health clinics where water stains and mold growth can be seen as unprofessional or negligent. For this reason, our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can carefully inspect the entirety of your business to log all instances of water damage to your building before beginning the restoration process. To quickly and efficiently remove standing water, our tech crews can utilize industrial grade wet vacs and pumps. To avoid major disruptions to your business, we can begin the water extraction process at a time that works best for you.

After removing spillage from your floors, we can begin drying affected sections of carpeting. Carpeting is highly absorbent and can delaminate from the floor below after become saturated with water, creating tripping hazards. To counter this, we can use carpet removal tools to pull the soaked areas off of your floor and hang them up to air dry.

More importantly, your patient health records stored in your secretary's office can be damaged by water. Water can seep into computers resting on the floor and the bottom drawers of filing cabinets, potentially destroying both the paper and digital records. Professionals from SERVPRO can be your first line of defense by removing computers from the spillage and wiping the outer cases down to dry them. Additionally, we can air dry documents with the assistance of dehumidifiers.

If your business is threatened by a broken faucet, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for efficient commercial water cleanup.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Jacksonville After A Fire Disaster

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Our team assessed the damage and came up with a restoration plan. We used state-of-the-art equipment and specialized cleaning to restore the home.

Why Fire Damage In Jacksonville Homes Requires Professional Restoration

In the 21st century, houses are packed with electronics ranging from small radios to large appliances. Although electrical equipment makes our lives easier, it has also added a wide range of potential fire hazards. Many domestic fires are caused by faulty or damaged electrical wiring and can leave behind large quantities of soot and smoke residue in your house. The scars of fire damage tend to resist many cleaning methods, so we recommend contacting professionals who can efficiently mitigate fire damage to your home.

SERVPRO fire and smoke damage technicians (FST) are experienced in mitigating fire damage in Jacksonville homes. Once we arrive on site, we can remove fire-damaged structural components and debris. Smoke residues often have unpleasant odors and can coat many different types of surfaces. Our FST crews can use industrial-grade cleaning agents to remove residue from washable surfaces such as countertops and tables. When residues coat surfaces that cannot be wet washed such as sheets or cushions, we can use vacuums to suck up loose smoke particles and then employ dry solvents to strip residues while avoiding further damage to your upholstery. We make sure to carefully assess and evaluate each surface in your home before cleaning to avoid damages as a result of the restoration process.

However, even after the cleaning process, it is likely that odors will remain in your home after fire damage. Odor particles can spread into the corners of your home and can even penetrate deep into surfaces beyond the reach of our cleaning agents. We can spray deodorizers in a manner mimicking the spread of odor particles to help remove as much odor as possible.

If a loose wire has ruined the atmosphere inside your home with strong smells, then call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066. We are available all day and all week, and we'll do our best to make your house "Like it never even happened."

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Even Minor Water Damage Needs Professional Mitigation In Town Center Home

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let a small water leak create an even bigger problem, call SERVPRO today.

Small water damage still needs attention.

Residents living here on Florida's First Coast are no strangers to wild weather resulting in water damage. A common misstep many homeowners take is cleaning up small water loss events that happen in their homes and then find themselves needing help with foul odors or even mold weeks after the initial event.

SERVPRO received a call to assist a homeowner with the aftereffects of water damage in their Town Center family home. A couple of days earlier, the dishwasher leaked gallons of water onto the kitchen floor, and they cleaned it up. Now, the family found small amounts of water around the baseboards of the cabinet next to the dishwasher, and the musty odor was present in the room.

We used moisture detection equipment to determine water from the dishwasher incident migrated behind the baseboards and under the tile, which was now loosened from exposure to constant, elevated moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians hold certifications in many restoration sciences, including ASD - Applied Structural Drying so we know how to dry wet building materials for the best outcome.

We have many choices among our specialized equipment for drying subflooring. Tenting using thick plastic sheeting to contain an area and pull the moisture from the subflooring is just one effective method.

According to our scoping equipment, the area that retained excess moisture was small in scale. We chose to use drying mats which connect to a suctioning device that works to pull deeply permeated moisture in subflooring. This method of drying takes additional time but is very effective. We set up air movers to force warm, dry air where we removed the baseboards.

Once the kitchen floor had no excess moisture readings, our technicians moved on to the final step of the remediation process and cleaned and disinfected the surfaces in the kitchen this not only leaves the room smelling fresh but also inhibits the potential for mold growth. Our SERVPRO location has a general contractor license, and we provided the homeowner with a detailed report of the necessary repairs to restore the kitchen to its preloss condition to which he agreed, so the handling of the cleanup and restoration was seamless.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 handles any size water damage to your property. We are ready to assist you 24/7 and make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of Jacksonville South Recognized as a Top 100 SERVPRO System Franchise Nationwide

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South Is Again Recognized as a Top 100 Franchise

"Top 100" Award Means SERVPRO of Jacksonville South Provides Premier Cleanup and Restoration Services

Jacksonville, FL – June 3, 2019 – SERVPRO® of Jacksonville South was designated as one of the SERVPRO® Systems’ “Top 100” Franchises countrywide out of over 1750 franchises in the SERVPRO Corporation. This achievement recognizes the hard work and dedication of franchises to the SERVPRO® brand and distinction in endeavoring to support SERVPRO® as the Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company in the World. The SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is a vital unit, one of only six, in the entire state of Florida for Large Loss Commercial Recovery, including hurricane mitigation. The mobility allows for ranging far afield to help distant neighbors in their time of need.

SERVPRO® of  Jacksonville South aims to deliver the following services to our Residential and Commercial Clients:
?    Water Damage Restoration, from extraction to drying and disinfecting
?    Fire Damage Restoration, cleanup, demolition, water removal, and odor control.
?    Mold Remediation by certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT)
?    Cleaning Services, residential and commercial, emergency and scheduled maintenance
?    Storm and Major Event Clean Up, equipped, trained, staffed, and mobile
?    Rebuild and Construction Services (Fully Licensed Building Contractor), a "one-stop" experience to lighten the load

"We are humbled and grateful for this recognition. I want to thank my entire team who works tirelessly to take care of our commercial and residential customers,” says Bryce Clark, Owner of SERVPRO of Arlington. “It is an honor for us all, and we’ll continue our mission to assist our customers with all of their restoration and cleaning needs 24 hours a day.”

The SERVPRO Brand is synonymous with customer satisfaction at the highest levels. The efforts to make our customers feel "Like it never even happened," is the culture that Bryce Clark and his group strive for each and every day. Even though we have once again merited a Top 100 Recognition, we continue to improve our service, always going forward.

For an efficient, fair, and fast cleanup, restoration, and recovery from a water, fire, mold or storm damaging event to your business or home, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066.

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Here is What You Should Do For Your Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can take over your Jacksonville entire business and cause many headaches. Contact SERVPRO today to alleviate any remediation stress.

Water Damage to Your Jacksonville Tax Office

Many businesses lease their office space from a landlord who is expected to keep the building in good repair. Similarly, the business owner expects its neighbors to be vigilant of their areas to avoid accidents and keep all tenants safe. However, there is no foolproof way of guaranteeing that a pipe will not burst and flood your workspace leaving water damage in its wake. Imagine what this means if you are a tax preparer during the first quarter of the year and suddenly face a flooded office and a calendar full of appointments.

To help resolve water damage to your commercial establishment in Jacksonville you have SERVPRO at your disposal. Our technicians recognize the importance of keeping your operations going and work very diligently on minimizing the disruption to your business as much as possible. Depending on how the flooding occurs, we may be able to section off an area of your office with plastic sheeting so you can continue to offer your services to clients. Similarly, we coordinate with you to identify the best times for us to handle the excess water, even if that happens after traditional business hours.

Thankfully, our SERVPRO team has industry-grade equipment to extract water and help dry your offices. Whether we require truck-mounted pumps or handheld water extraction wands, we have it available to meet your needs. The same is true for the drying process where we use a combination of air handlers and dehumidifiers to speed up the process, all while using sophisticated measuring tools to monitor moisture levels in the air.

Of concern, our SERVPRO clients are the drying of documents and other office equipment. Our certified technicians are trained to handle these items and salvage as many as possible. Through the process of sublimation, we can freeze your documents and evaporate the water without causing further damage. This technique can make all the difference for your tax business.

Do not let water damage take over your business. Reach out to SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 and let us restore your office as you go about growing your business.

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