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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Jacksonville, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South today at (904) 762-8066 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can My Home in Town Center be Restored After Flood Damage?

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

flooded residential street with storm damage Our area faces storm damage yearly. Have SERVPRO on speed dial to be able to quickly call after an emergency.

Expert Restoration Companies Employ a Variety of Advanced Methods to Successfully Repair Flood Damage.

Town Center, FL is no stranger to flooding and many area homeowners have experienced it one or more times during their residencies.  Located on low, marshy land that is surrounded by water, this town adjacent to Jacksonville tends to experience flooding every year.  Excessive rains from hurricanes and various tropical storms routinely inundate the area between June and the end of November.  While some residents can avoid the worst of this problem through preventative measures, many others have to deal with catastrophic flood damage.  Luckily, for the ones impacted, services like SERVPRO have innovative tools and methods for resolving their issues.                    

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent or Mitigate Potential Flood Damage?

There are various ways you can either prevent or mitigate potential flood damage in Town Center.  These measures help prevent floodwaters from entering your home through its foundation, roof, and windows.  The following is a short list of such preventative steps you can take to protect your Town Center home:      

  • Seal any cracks in your house’s foundation
  • Fix any roof leaks and ensure that your roof drainage system is in good working order
  • Cover all openings and windows with sturdy plywood
  • Strategically place sandbags around your home to divert floodwaters

What Equipment and Methods Can SERVPRO Use to Dry and Restore My House?

When SERVPRO technicians arrive on-site, they first evaluate your home for damage and then extract any standing water.  Once they remove any remaining mud and trash, our workers start drying and restoring your house.  The general process they follow to do this is:

  • A drying goal is scientifically established, based on local atmospheric data and moisture levels in unaffected rooms
  • The most effective ratio of dehumidifiers to air movers is determined and they are used to dry out your home’s interior
  • Injectidry systems, connected to dehumidifiers, are used to dry hard-to-reach areas behind walls and ceilings    

Considering everything, you should now understand that there is help available if you need it.  Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for assistance.

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Our Warehouse Was Drenched by Hurricane Rainwater, What Can We Do About It?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

A blurry look at warehouse shelves. When it comes to your commercial business, let SERVPRO save your company.

Hurricanes are Yearly Occurrences in the Jacksonville Area, So Properly Preparing Your Business for Them and Knowing Whom to Call After They Strike is Essential.  

The East Coast hurricane season lasts from June 1st through the end of November.  Every year during this period, Jacksonville is often affected by a couple of these big storms.  So, area businesses do face a genuine yearly threat of potential hurricane-related damage.  If one of these storms ever impacts your business, it could mean substantial inventory losses, destroyed facilities and equipment, and the inability to continue operations.  In considering the high cost of these potential losses, it is paramount that you properly prepare for major storms before they arrive.  Just as important is knowing whom to call for commercial water cleanup after a hurricane or tropical storm strikes one of your facilities.

What is a Good Commercial Water Cleanup Service to Call for Assistance?

After a severe storm cripples your business, the first thing on your mind is:  How can we clean all this up?  Well, the key to this is knowing the right Jacksonville commercial water cleanup service to call.  Of course, finding the best one requires researching cleaning and remediation companies before a storm arrives. In Jacksonville, there are a few services like SERVPRO that do exceptional work.  There are more than a few good reasons to select our company:

  • It ranks in the top 100 of 1,700 SERVPRO franchises
  • Our company is only one of six in Florida that handle issues related to “substantial loss events” like hurricanes
  • We have a large loss recovery team and routinely complete massive restoration projects
  • Our technicians are highly trained and experienced
  • SERVPRO has all the equipment necessary to effectively resolve your problem
  • We are available 24/7, can usually be on-site within four hours of your call, and can often complete your job quickly

When you need to swiftly return your Jacksonville business to operational condition, we are likely your best option.  Our technicians act quickly and know how to efficiently restore your property to preloss condition in as little time possible.

Is There Anything I Can Do In the Future, Before Its Arrival, to Lessen a Storm’s Impact on My Business?

In Florida, it is always wise to stay informed about the weather, especially during hurricane season.  As long as you keep up with the weather forecasts, you generally know about most approaching storms a week or so in advance.  Of course, Jacksonville weather can sometimes be volatile and defy predictions.  With all that said, here are some ways you can limit storm damage to your business:

  • Ensure that your roofing and water drainage systems are clean and in good shape
  • Make sure you remove all tree limbs that could potentially fall on the roofs of your commercial buildings
  • Use plywood to cover all doors, service entrances, and windows
  • Place sandbags strategically around your buildings to divert floodwaters
  • Cut off your business’ electricity, gas, and water before leaving

While there are no guarantees when it comes to severe weather, if you follow these few relatively simple recommendations, your buildings should be substantially better protected against storm-related catastrophes.

How Does SERVPRO Clean up the Water in My Warehouse?

Often, within a few hours of your call, SERVPRO technicians arrive at your Jacksonville business location.  They then proceed to get to work.  Their procedure generally involves:

  • Evaluating your business’ water damage and determining what needs to be done
  • Establishing a drying goal
  • Repairing any leaks in your warehouse’s roof
  • Using wet vacs or portable extractors to vacuum up standing pools of water
  • Employing moisture sensors/meters to determine what has been affected by water
  • Drying the interior of your warehouse and its valuable contents with dehumidifiers, air movers, and industrial-strength fans
  • Measuring moisture levels with sensors/meters and thermohygrometers to ensure that all drying has been effectively completed
  • Using foggers to eliminate damaging fungi and unwanted odors

After all the work has completed, your warehouse should be in operational condition once again.  Also, depending on the level of storm damage you suffered, our skilled technicians are often able to save most of your valuable inventory.  In the long run, their work usually saves commercial clients like you from future issues related to water damage, like dry rot, mold, and mildew.  

If one day a hurricane or tropical storm affects one of your commercial buildings, remember help is available nearby.  As you now know, we specialize in handling big commercial cleaning and restoration jobs.  Our expert crew can clean up your water issue fast and get you operational in no time.  Remember, the faster you act to resolve this problem, the better the results.  Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South today at (904) 762-8066. 

My Home in Town Center FL has Fire Damage, What Should I do?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home with smoke coming out of windows Don't let fire damage keep you out of your family home for long. Contact SERVPRO for efficient fire damage remediation services.

Answers to Common Questions Regarding Fire Damage Cleanup 

It is overwhelming and stressful to deal with the aftermath of a fire. You can get confused and feel at a loss about where to start, what to do, and who to call for help. Knowing how to address the problem and the measures to take after the devastating incident is a vital step in returning to your usual way of life. To assist you in this challenging time, here are answers to some commonly asked questions about fire damage clean-up.

What do I need to do after a fire?

To deal with the fire damage in your Town Center FL residence, you need to call your insurer and a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO. Once a fire marshal says it is safe to enter your house, and you are confident that you and your family are safe, you can enter the house and try to salvage as many items as possible.

How do I clean up my home? 

Cleaning up after a fire is tricky, and it is better to let professionals handle it. All materials have their characteristics and specific cleaning requirements. Our team pretests the cleaning products for every surface and individual item. We also use the most efficient and safest cleaning techniques for different surfaces and items.

Which steps do you take to restore a fire-damaged home?

Our SERVPRO team can thoroughly assess your home to know which steps to take to restore it to its preloss state. Our fire remediation and clean-up processes involve several steps that include:

  •     Using pumps to remove standing water that could be in your home because of the fire extinguishing process.
  •     Using drying equipment to eliminate moisture.
  •     Removing soot from affected surfaces.
  •     Using dry or wet cleaning products to deep clean affected areas.
  •     Using air scrubbers or hydroxyl generators to eradicate the smoke odor.
  •     Restoring salvageable items, either on-site or in our facilities.

How long does the restoration process take?

The time it takes to restore a house varies based on several things, including:

  •     The type and size of the fire
  •     Amount of debris
  •     The sustained water damage
  •     The extent of the fire and smoke damage
  •     Special restoration requirements like when a home has to comply with neighborhood codes.

It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to restore a home with minor fire damage and a few months for a significant fire loss.

When in need of fire restoration services, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Responding to Water Damage in a Jacksonville Classroom

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway in a school with various pieces of SERVPRO fans and dehumidifiers Our SERVPRO team set up dehumidifiers and fans so that the walls and floors could be dried out.

Commercial Water Restoration

Our team received a call that a Jacksonville area school had a pipe burst in their ceiling causing water to flood in fifteen separate classrooms. After taking down some information on the phone, we arrived on site within the hour. Even if all of our trucks are at various locations, our office staff and production managers send information to the production crew in a timely manner in order to get them out as soon as possible. The best strategy for water repair is to react quickly.

Once on site, the team greeted the contact who reached out to us, assessed the situation, and began extraction. While extraction is taking place, one of our Crew Chiefs documented the situation by taking photos, sketching the floor plan, and scoping the work being done. Once the extraction was finished, the team set dehumidifiers and fans so that the walls and floors can be dried out.

Fans are placed strategically throughout the structure so that air can be circulated. The dehumidifier extracts moisture from the air,  heats that air, and then blows it back into the fans to help dry the structure. So the dehumidifiers simultaneously extract moisture AND heat the structure. Pretty cool huh?

After the water repair was completed, the team removed all the equipment and addressed how we will proceed on any reconstruction. We received a perfect score on our customer survey because they were happy that we mitigated the damage without any interruption to student education!

Whether it’s a business, home, or a classroom SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is here to help our community. Call the experts at (904) 762-8066.

Water Damage Mitigation In Jacksonville

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Boots Standing in a Flooded House SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can provide you with water damage mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage Cleanup in Jacksonville With Cutting-Edge Tools

Jacksonville residents are well aware that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States today, but you might be surprised by the cost of water damage to homeowners. The average flood claim from 2005-2014 was a staggering $42,000, with the total annual flood claims averaging well over $3 billion. On top of that, the national average for flood insurance premiums is $700.

If your Jacksonville area residence needs water damage mitigation quickly, SERVPRO technicians have emergency-response vehicles available with power sources to address the damage and make your home or business clean, safe, and comfortable once more. Our experienced technicians can pack your belongings, move them off-site, and clean them with specialized methods based on the material. Your local SERVPRO team also licensed to offer general contracting services to rebuild your home after a water damage disaster.

Combating Disasters With Advanced Technologies
SERVPRO maintains a fully-stocked warehouse and fleet that is always available to combat disasters of any size. Diesel-powered generators are available for powering a full suite of sophisticated cleaning and drying technologies. Our SERVPRO team members pair their cutting-edge moisture measurement, mitigation, and restoration technologies with an in-depth knowledge of how specific and relative humidity, temperature, and many other factors affect the cleanup and restoration process.

It is crucial to make careful calculations, for example, to ensure that there is an adequate balance of both air movers and dehumidifiers cleaning a space. Too many air movers can overwhelm dehumidifiers and cause potential secondary water damages, while too few can mean a much slower drying process.

SERVPRO Protects Your Belongings
In the event of a flood, our SERVPRO team can move your possessions off-site for storage and cleanup away from contamination and microbial growth. Documents can be frozen to preserve them and minimize damage until they are dried. Contents are evaluated by both homeowners and insurance adjusters to determine what should be prioritized for cleanup. Technicians also carefully document items, serial numbers, makes and models, as well as their current condition, to aid you during the claims filing process.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can provide you with water damage mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (904) 762-8066 for cleanup and restoration that can return your Jacksonville area business or home to a preloss condition.

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Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Drain Water Inside Your Home

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

man cleaning gutters Debris accumulates in rain gutters. Make sure to clean these at least yearly to prevent any damage to you home.

Water Damage a Possibility with Misaligned Gutters on Town Center Properties

Watching the rain hit a window in a Town Center home as it cascades downward might entertain children, but homeowners should see such activity as a sign of impending problems involving their home. Gutters clogged with leaves, twisted sections, or broken, disconnected areas can cause water to hit your home instead of flow correctly.

 Water damage inside your Town Center home can occur if your gutters contain flaws.

Once your gutters receive the required repairs, SERVPRO can mitigate any water damage in your home's living space. When water damages a home because of misdirected rainfall, it can also affect window frames, particularly those made of wood. Interior walls made of drywall can break away in sections or crumble at the lightest touch.  

When SERVPRO technicians perform mitigation of water damage, we always check the moisture content of surrounding materials to ensure that they remain undamaged. Materials can seem uncompromised even after water seeped into them. Early detection of this situation means we can get the affected area dried out quickly and prevent permanent damage. Helping our customers save money is always important to us at SERVPRO.  

Water can also occur at the floor level after entering a house. Once there, it can begin warping trim and floorboards. We carry highly effective equipment that handles drying out moisture inside walls and other structures inside a house. After removing the baseboards and drilling two small holes, we can place the flexible tubing attached to our Injectidry system. Once ready, we can begin moving warm, dry air through the wall's cavity and get it dry again.

When moisture invades a floor, we can use mats that work similarly. Air movers also work to increase evaporation, and desiccant machines extract water vapor from the air as it circulates. Wherever materials show water damage, we only remove what is necessary and as neatly as possible.  

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South wants to help you keep your home in the best condition possible. We also work with families in Gate Parkway, Deerwood, and San Marco. Water damage can affect your home in many ways, many of which are preventable if detected early enough. Call us at (904) 762-8066 if you suspect water may pose a threat to your home.

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Is It a Good Idea to Try to Remove Water from My Jacksonville Home Without Professional Help?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

flooded residential area Water damage can quickly affect both the structure and contents of your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal services right away.

Partnering with Our Local SERVPRO Ensures Complete Water Extraction and Structural Drying for Jacksonville Residents

Water damage is a frequent challenge for homeowners, with statistics revealing about 1 in 50 households deal with a water loss each year. The Insurance Services Office (ISO), a reliable source of information about statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and insurance claims information, reports that household water damage claims are second only to wind and hail damage. Having a game plan in Jacksonville to limit the damage on your own or before the professionals arrive can help mitigate disruption and expenses.

What Can I Do If Water Invades My Home?

Taking preliminary steps to minimize damage before arranging for water removal allows Jacksonville property owners to take some control of the situation. Slowing or stopping the flow of water is an essential element in the larger water extraction and structural drying picture. When determining whether to try to manage this phase requires answers to the following questions:

Where Is the Water Coming From?

When it is clear what caused the leak or the flooding in Jacksonville, you as the homeowner can take action to protect unaffected areas of the home. Being able to identify the pipe, appliance, or structural components contributing to the water loss helps the homeowner get professional restorers up to speed, clarifying the circumstances for swift assessment and development of a water removal plan. 

What If I Cannot Figure Out the Water Source?

Sometimes the origin of a leak or flood is hard to pinpoint. SERVPRO managers and technicians are trained to follow the migration of water within your home, using training, experience, and sensitive moisture detection equipment both to discover the source and to trace the spread of moisture. We also use infrared imaging technology, using temperature fluctuations to locate hidden moisture and cavities that might hold quantities of water.

Can I Shut Off the Main Water Supply?

When a water loss stems from damaged plumbing or malfunctioning appliances, it is critical that the water main is located and the supply of fresh water shut off. If you or a member of your household knows where the shutoff is and can stop the flow of incoming water safely, taking charge of this task helps slow ongoing damage and focuses recovery efforts on removal.

When Should I Wait for Professional Help to Shut Down the Water?

If the main water shutoff is located in a confined area or if you are not sure if the electricity is live in the space, waiting for help can avoid injury or even electrocution. SERVPRO crews are familiar with industry best practices and safety protocols when preparing for water removal tasks. We work with other professionals if necessary to ensure the work site is safe and secure before initiating water removal approaches.

Should I Move Furnishings and Other Contents?

When your home takes on inches to feet of water, your furnishings and personal belongings are also at risk of significant damage or ruin. Although there are some practical things a homeowner can do to move contents away from the water, a large-scale pack-out is not a reasonable response without the help of professional crews.

Why Is a Partial or Comprehensive Professional Pack-Out a Good Idea?

When SERVPRO assists with a pack-out, you can relax knowing that your property is secure and appropriately processed either in an unaffected space on your property or at our production facility. Our detailed digital Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) tracks each article throughout the process. Two main reasons underlie our recommendation to move out furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions before water extraction. 

  • Specialized Attention to Damaged Property 

Our Contents Processing Technicians (CPT) have training and experience in assessing, cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, and drying furnishings and other items. We work closely with your insurance carrier to limit your out of pocket expenses through our expert water removal and damage control skills.

  • Streamlining Water Removal and Structural Drying On-Site

When our team performs a pack-out, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) concentrate on water removal, extracting without the need to put furnishings on blocks and to stop water removal tasks to move items during this critical phase continually. After we pump and extract aggressively, our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) experts can determine drying goals absent the humidity load room after room of water-soaked furnishings and belongings imposes. Sufficient airflow and warm, dry air creates an optimum environment for evaporation of water trapped in structural components, removed quickly by our high-efficiency dehumidifiers. 

What Happens If Building Materials Are Damaged During Water Removal?

Our highly-qualified technicians might use controlled demolition strategies to access trapped water or apply drying techniques. Some of the techniques we use might include:

  • Cutting or drilling holes in walls or mortar joints
  • Removing sections of drywall (flood cuts)
  • Pulling up floor tiles or hardwood planks to reach subfloor water damage

The construction division members of our team bring rehabbing, repairing, and rebuilding skills to your water removal scenario. Save time and expense with our wrap-around services.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is ready to collaborate with you for your residential water removal needs. Call us at (904) 762-8066 to schedule an assessment and allow us to share shouldering your restoration burden.

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Best Practices for Sanitizing in Jacksonville’s Community of Faith

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Alt Image Tag: female wiping a desk and computer with a pink rag Employees don't usually enjoy cleaning. SERVPRO does! We clean around your schedule.

Is Your Jacksonville House of Worship in Need of Cleaning and Disinfecting Services?

SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to provide cleaning and disinfecting services to local faith-based organizations and worship communities to get them ready for regular services. Our team has the training to respond to Commercial Cleaning and Disinfecting projects in all types of commercial buildings and public spaces. 

In Jacksonville, the coronavirus has kept people from attending regular services. Due to the number of people, surfaces, and seating standards in most Houses of Worship, a high level of sanitization is one way to ensure that members are safe to prevent the spread of viruses.

SERVPRO Handles Elevated Cleaning

SERVPRO technicians hold an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the training and equipment to clean and apply EPA-recommended disinfectants to high touch areas. 

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection indicate that viruses can remain viable on hard surfaces and other nonporous areas for up to nine days. That certainly speaks to the frequency and level of sanitization application, commercial facilities require to be a safe place for people to gather. After an initial deep cleaning by SERVPRO techs, training for the regular janitorial staff can be arranged to maintain the level of cleanliness needed to prevent the spread of viruses. 

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 stands ready to assist churches, parishes, mosques, halls, meeting houses, cathedrals, temples, and synagogues with cleaning services to restore our community’s Houses of Worship to a sanitary condition and elevate the safety for communal gatherings. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

How Fast Can Water Ruin the Insides of Walls Inside a Home?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

water damage wall Water damage can lead to mold growth, electrical hazards, and cause costly losses to your property.

Lingering Water Can Result in Structural Issues If Not Addressed Swiftly

After locating water damage in your 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 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.

Within days, water can do major damage that you cannot see. 

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. Our restoration representatives 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."

We repair damage caused by water emergencies.

Because of our proximity to the neighborhood, 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.

Advantages to catching water damage early.

Failure to attend to water damage can lead to mold growth, electrical hazards, and cause costly losses to your property. That means such incidents are stressing and the best line of action to take is to work with a team of restoration experts as you try to get your business or home back to its former state.

It is vital for any Jacksonville resident to act within 48 hours from the time the water event took place.

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

The Water Extraction Process

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

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

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South stands ready to assist homeowners with professional water damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization services you can trust.

Give our offices a call, today. (904) 762-8066