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Safe Fire Restoration Practices in a Jacksonville Business

4/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

SERVPRO is Certified in Fire Restoration and Ready to Assist the Jacksonville Business Community

Fire damage in your Jacksonville place of work has many ramifications. The impact of the incident on your bottom line is concerning, as is the preservation of assets and inventory. However, the safety of your staff, patrons, and the fire restoration team is the top priority as things return to normal. Relying on a certified crew of experts reassures you that the work is being done correctly and according to industry best practices.

SERVPRO is a leader in fire restoration in Jacksonville, and our staff is ready to work as soon as you reach our 24/7 hotline. Understanding the hazards associated with the task at hand lets us develop an action plan targeted to your location. As we develop our course of action, we consider structural, electrical, and environmental risks and prepare to meet them with specialized equipment and techniques. Some overarching measure we take include-

  • Air ventilation in confined spaces such as crawl spaces which may trap gases and airborne smoke residues
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, especially when using foggers and other solvent-based deodorants
  • Review of electrical hazards and use of lockout tags and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) for protection

At SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, we are qualified to handle the most challenging jobs. Like you, we just want to mitigate your loss in the safest way. Call us at (904) 762-8066 and let us be your partners during this emergency.

Restoration of Baymeadows Homes Suffering from Water Damage

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Call in the professionals for water removal, to avoid additional water loss in your property. Our SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7.

Professional Water Restoration Technicians Assist the Baymeadows Community when Water Incidents Occur

Baymeadows is considered one of the safest areas in Jacksonville. Located in Duval County, it is the intersection between urban and suburban living, a quality that attracts many young professionals. Jacksonville is the most populous city in the state and enjoys its proximity to Georgia, Miami, and the Atlantic Coast. The city has grown on the banks of the St. Johns river, a proven catalyst to its industrial and economic growth. Thanks to its location, Jacksonville hosts the third largest seaport in the state of Florida.

Not surprisingly, residents of Baymeadows share the history, amenities, and issues faced by the other Jacksonvillians. The influence of the military dates back many years, and it is highlighted in the World War II years. Navy bases accounted for employment opportunities and economic growth, which later moved into the suburbs. From the 1940s to the 1980s, this metropolitan area was plagued by increasing poverty, lack of resources, and infrastructure challenges. However, in the 1990s, its government embarked upon the River City Renaissance program to renew Jacksonville's urban core.

Those looking to relocate to Baymeadows are in luck, as its cost of living is reported to be 14% less expensive than the U.S. average, and its crime rate is 35% lower than the U.S. average. Despite being in Florida, there is a certain southern charm in its people and culture, probably due to it being just a few miles away from Georgia. Foodies will have no trouble finding a restaurant to soothe their palates, whether in Baymeadow or its surrounding neighborhoods.

The Jacksonville beaches are incentive enough for anyone looking for a beautiful place to live. Although summers can be hot and humid, the coastline is welcoming to young and old. In recent years, storms and hurricanes have threatened the Jacksonville metropolitan area and inflicted damage, but thankfully it has recovered quickly and continued to prosper. Hurricane Irma in 2017 was particularly damaging and SERVPRO had a hand in mitigating the water damages.

Steps to Restore Water Damage in a Home

Baymeadows homes are just as vulnerable to water damage as their close-by communities. Water damage can occur due to a storm or simply burst pipes or a sewer backup. Regardless of the magnitude of the disaster, calling SERVPRO ensures that your home gets the best water damage emergency services. If your situation involves clean water, you can expect the following from our team:

  • Water extraction with pumps of varying sizes (submersible, truck-mounted, handheld)

  • Water extraction from the subfloor and assessment of your carpet. In some cases, when delamination occurs, we may recommend removing it.
  • Closely monitoring temperature, relative humidity, and specific humidity within the affected area and its comparable metrics in unaffected areas and the outside.

When you call upon SERVPRO of Jacksonville South, you are in good hands for water clean-up and water removal services. Our certified technicians hold the key to an efficient way of restoring your home and mitigating your loss. Whether it is a small leak or your home looks like a river runs through it, give us a call at (904) 762-8066. We look forward to leaving your home “Like it never even happened.”

What Motivates the SERVPRO Team to Deliver Excellent Results When Disaster Strikes?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Comes Through When Significant Flooding Greets an Overwhelmed Jacksonville Couple on a Sunday Night

Local residents count on the SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team to respond quickly to household flooding, 24-hours-a-day, every day of the week. We are proud when customers appreciate the connection between SERVPRO ’s work ethic and positive results. Recently our commitment to 24/7 availability inspired a touching testimonial from a valued Jacksonville customer.

Who Knows What Awaits Behind Your Home’s Doors?

The story began for the homeowners as an unanticipated and unfortunate surprise. After a weekend day away, our customer related:

“At 8:30pm on a Sunday evening, my husband and I came home to a flooded house. I turned off the water to the house, which stopped the active flooding, but what to do about the inch of standing water throughout the house.... we jumped in the car to try to get to Home Depot to buy a wet vac but Home Depot was closed....”

Whom Can You Count On When the Unexpected Happens?

Many homeowners are willing to roll up their sleeves to try to mitigate a home disaster, but without tools and closed Big Box retailers on a Sunday night, what is your option? In this case, our customer made the right decision, picking up the phone and:

“Called SERVPRO!!!! They said they would dispatch a team out as soon as they could. I got a call about 15 minutes later, and the guys said they would be here around 10:00pm. Rashaud and Ricky showed up on time and went right to work extracting the water from our home and set up fans to start getting everything dried out.”

Who Commits to Appropriate Follow Through?

Water damage mitigation and remediation is a process, and the SERVPRO team brings training that meets or exceeds industry standards, hands-on experience, and high-efficiency and quality equipment to get the job done expertly and thoroughly:

“Over the course of 5 days, Stephen, Ricky, Rashaud, Cody and anyone else on the job, checked the progress, kept us informed and took such good care of our property.”

Who Offers Wrap-Around Repair and Rebuilding Services?

Even though We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, a flooding scenario can require additional work to bring your home full circle, restoring appearance and full-functionality. We are honored that our customer entrusted us with the final tasks and touches:

“SERVPRO will also be giving us an estimate for the repair work and if their service, knowledge and professionalism, in this area is the same as it has been...we are in good hands! From beginning to end, the level of communication and service that we received from everyone at SERVPRO, has been topnotch! We are so grateful! Thank you SERVPRO, for helping us get our home and life back to normal!!!!!”

Who Never Takes Customers for Granted?

The SERVPRO team is humbled by the overwhelmingly positive review by Traci M. Our mission is to help Jacksonville residents recover from disasters, always aiming to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Rapid interventions result in outstanding outcomes, and SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is always there for you. Call anytime day or night at (904) 762-8066 for a prompt assessment, emergency services, and a complete restoration plan and implementation.

How Do You Remove Smoke Odors from Jacksonville Apartments?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke and soot on ceiling and wall No matter the source or size of the fire, smoke and soot travel throughout the house. Call SERVPRO to restore your home.

After Structure Fires, Harsh Odors Can Linger in the Property that Requires Deodorizing

From kitchen flare-ups to full-scale structure fires, Jacksonville homes can quickly become overwhelmed by post-fire loss effects. Our restoration technicians must work fast to mitigate loss through efforts like debris removal and soot cleaning. However, one of the most abrasive impacts lingers until the final stages of restoration and cleanup: harsh odors. Our experienced professionals can help provide a one-stop-shop for fire recovery, including repairs and surface cleaning.

Removing Harsh Odors After Fires in Jacksonville

Neutralizing harsh and noxious smells after fire restoration in Jacksonville homes can require various products and instruments. The severity of these conditions is a factor and determines which approach best suits the damage. Debris removal and counteractants can reduce the concentration of smoke odors, but eliminating them falls to: 

  • Ozone machines
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • ULV foggers

Fires can be devastating to area homes, but our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team can help with efficient restoration and deodorization practices. Contact us today at (904) 762-8066. 

What Equipment Can Remove Rising Water in Jacksonville Homes?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

gathering storm clouds As we approach the spring and summer storm season, keep SERVPRO in mind for your flooding restoration needs.

Flooding and Storm Damage can be Destructive to Homes in Our Coastal City

Floridians understand the likelihood of severe weather and how quickly these conditions can develop for cities on the coast like Jacksonville. Flooding can result when torrential rainfall persists, requiring immediate mitigation solutions by our SERVPRO team to address these concerns. Our technicians can respond fast to begin mitigative efforts like water removal.

Water Removal Equipment for Natural Flooding 

Unlike water disasters, flood damage in Jacksonville homes requires extraction devices capable of removing standing water with solids and debris. Particles, muck, and silt can circulate in the pooling water, which can clog conventional extraction devices like electric submersible pumps. Instead, our professionals utilize more powerful units with larger diameters of discharge and intake hoses. Some of these alternative options include: 

  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Self-priming trash pumps 
  • Wet vacuums 

No matter how quickly these flooding conditions can develop, mitigation steps like water removal can help manage the potential losses homes could experience. Give our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team a call to help at (904) 762-8066

What Can Be Done to Protect Jacksonville's Largest Commercial Structures from Water?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling and  floor or commercial space. Hole in ceiling SERVPRO's commercial water damage restoration services can help minimize the impact of water loss events to your business.

Water Damage Restoration can be a Challenge for Some of the Huge Venues and Buildings in Jacksonville

With the placement on the coast, Jacksonville homes and businesses are well aware of nature's destructive forces. What cannot be calculated is other disasters like plumbing breaks and leaks that could present widespread concerns for office buildings and commercial properties. From warehouses to high-rise headquarters, business is booming in Jacksonville, and there have to be appropriate ways to protect and restore these structures when disasters strike.

Sports Venues to Accommodate Any Jacksonville Fan  

As with many other Florida cities and towns, our population supports local athletics. Being one of the cities in the country with a professional football team has been an attractive feature for tourism and visitors. However, we are providing entertainment in other venues as well. Some of the popular sports spots in the city include:

  • TIAA Bank Field – This field was constructed on the Old Gator Bowl arena site and has been the Jacksonville Jaguars professional football team's home since the project's completion in 1995.
  • Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are a Southern League baseball team that occasionally supplies and develops talent for the Miami Marlins professional baseball team. With the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville able to seat 11,000, this is an ideal venue for this popular local baseball club.
  • VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – VyStar is home to two different popular sports teams in the area, the Icemen playing ECHL Hockey and the Sharks playing professional indoor football for the National Arena League.

The Tallest Structures of Jacksonville

Skyscrapers and high rises both present unique risks and challenges when water restoration is necessary. Jacksonville's skyline is full of several multi-story structures met service headquarters for some of the corporations seated in the city. While visitors to the metropolis often cannot reach the upper floors of these enormous constructions, their presence is still attractive to the growing city. Some of the largest buildings in the municipality include:

  • Bank of America Tower (617 ft)
  • Wells Fargo Center (535 ft)
  • TIAA Bank Center (447 ft)

Water Restoration for Jacksonville Commercial Properties

Our fast response during an emergency toJacksonville businesses can help these structures to stay in operation during critical restoration phases. Water restoration companies in Jacksonville like our SERVPRO team can quickly evaluate the damage and determine the best approaches for mitigation and restoration of loss effects. Often, we prioritize content relocation to protect any office furniture or documentation that might be in the path of migrating water damage.

When you consider how quickly water disasters can get out of control after incidents like broken sprinklers or burst water lines, having a team arrive fast during this crisis can protect your property and its contents from unnecessary damages. Our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team is ready to help 24/7 at (904) 762-8066.

Must Food Products be Discarded After a Fire in a Jacksonville Home?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home The fire restoration process is no easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified technicians do the job.

Jacksonville homeowners should rely on SERVPRO’s expert advice when discarding items after a fire.

Kitchen fires are common in homes around the world. At best, they are contained quickly and leave virtually no trace of the accident, but sometimes the situation escalates dramatically. Fires can be slow to burn while creating a lot of smoke or burn quickly and extremely hot. In either case, your pantry staples, containers, and utensils can suffer in the process.

Our SERVPRO fire restoration team in Jacksonville can walk your home with you and explain why some items need to be removed from the house, while others may survive. Although canned goods can appear to withstand a fire, there is always a risk associated with their exposure to high temperatures, and it is best to avoid their ingestion. Even non-food products such as mixing bowls and utensils may release toxic chemicals when they burn. When our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, they concentrate on the following-

  • Cleaning surfaces where soot and smoke settled
  • Removing odor-causing agents, including wallpaper and carpeting
  • Discarding food products and other contents beyond repair

Take the guesswork out of the fire restoration process in your home. Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (201) 496-6024, and let us protect your home.

How Long do Water Restoration Companies Take to Restore a Jacksonville Home?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse filled to the top with new equipment. Water extraction should be done by the professionals. Call SERVPRO they have trained technicians and the latest equipment ready for any size job.

Professional companies like SERVPRO mitigate the loss of time and resources in Jacksonville homes with water damage.

One may think water damage happens because of Jacksonville’s location, but water damage can occur anywhere, not only in coastal communities. Plumbing issues, a faulty window, or a leaky roof can allow water to enter your home and damage it.

 Sometimes the water damage in a Jacksonville home is sudden and substantial, while other times, water trickles in, gradually eroding the space around it until homeowners notice the situation. Leaving water damage unattended only exacerbates its impact, affecting flooring and drywall and allowing mold to grow. 

Even when cleanup appears simple, do-it-yourself solutions such as household dehumidifiers and wet-dry vacuums available at your local hardware store can be insufficient. SERVPRO and our professional team have the equipment necessary to assess and monitor water and humidity levels in your home. To complete the restoration process, we employ the following-

  • Pumps of varying capacity from handheld to truck-mounted
  • Air movers and circulators
  • Anti-microbial cleaning solutions to prevent the spread of mold

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is more than just water extraction. Our team of technicians is ready to tackle each aspect of water restoration as soon as we receive your call. Reach us at (904) 762-8066 and let us show you why we are the best water restoration company.

Can Jacksonville Storms Cause Mold?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for any amount of mold damage done to your home.

Excess Humidity in Jacksonville Homes can Cause Mold to Spread.

Jacksonville, on the banks of the St. Johns River, is the largest city in Florida in terms of population and area. Close to the Georgia border, it is located over 300 miles from Miami. The Timucua people first inhabited the area, eventually leading to its becoming British territory. Its history tells the story of how it became home to Fort Caroline, a French settlement, in 1564, which is considered one of the oldest European settlements in our nation's history. As time progressed, the area became governed by the British and later succumbed to Spanish control. In 1822, a town was established.

Jacksonville authorities have made the most of its proximity to the Atlantic and other waterways, a feat reflected in the importance of its port and numerous military bases. Not surprisingly, financial services, insurance, and logistics enterprises have also flourished in the city, as has tourism. The warm weather in Jacksonville has always been attractive to northerners. In the early 1900s, film executives in Chicago and New York scouted locations in the region, driven by its weather, inexpensive labor, and easy access via railroad. Only Hollywood, with a bigger promise of success, was able to shift production to California.

Despite some challenging years, starting in the 1980s, Jacksonville focused on its revitalization, including owning its own NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. With aggressive government funding, urban renewal initiatives got underway, and infrastructure improvements have paid off in recent years. The city's rebirth has not been without challenges, including the frequency with which storms and hurricanes visit the area. However, suburban growth continues, and Jacksonville continues to thrive.

Entertainment in Jacksonville

Like all large cities, Jacksonville hosts a myriad of events throughout the year. Taking advantage of its pleasant weather, visitors can enjoy the outdoors year-round, making it a great destination to visit during the winter months. Fishing tournaments and music festivals abound, and you can also enjoy some of the following indoor venues-

  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
  • Museum of Science and History
  • Kingsley Plantation

The list could go on and include the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Suffice it to know that exploring Jacksonville and its neighborhoods is thought-provoking and entertaining.

Mold in Jacksonville Homes

Mold is not unique to Jacksonville, but copious rains and storms can dramatically increase humidity levels making the environment suitable for its rapid spread. Mold growth happens quietly, and many homeowners do not realize the extent of the issue until several areas in the home have been affected. Some signs pointing to the presence of mold in your home include-

  • Discoloration in walls and ceilings
  • An odd musty smell
  • Peeling wallpaper and paint

As soon as you suspect mold in your home, reach out to a professional team to assess the damage and take corrective action. At SERVPRO, we are available around the clock to kick-start the process and have your home in mint condition as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is ready to provide restoration services. Call us at (904) 762-9066 and trust our trained staff to bring the best technology and techniques into your home.

Enjoy Jacksonville Yoga with Adorable Goats

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Idyllic Yoga Sessions Let Jacksonville Residents Get Fit Outdoors

The folks at Little Peeps Farmer for a Day on Cortez Road are hosting their goat yoga sessions once more. Registrants can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and farm with friendly, cuddly goats. Participants of all skill levels from Jacksonville are invited to join in on the fun.

Goat yoga may seem like an unusual option for recreation, but it offers several benefits:

  • This course is a unique experience that is both heartwarming and memorable
  • Goat Yoga is also family-friendly and accommodates up to ten participants to observe current safety guidelines
  • Bonding with animals is a therapeutic experience that enhances the experience of doing yoga

Multiple dates are available, including January 24, with classes typically taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. After you register, make sure to read the confirmation email for more information about the class, safety guidelines, and what to bring to your session.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is one of the premier water restoration companies Jacksonville has to offer. Call (904) 762-8066 for service from IICRC-certified technicians.