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

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

Water Damage Even Minor Water Damage Needs Professional Mitigation In Town Center Home 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)

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

Commercial Here is What You Should Do For Your Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville 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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Don't Let a Frayed Cord Cause a Fire in Your Jacksonville Home!

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't Let a Frayed Cord Cause a Fire in Your Jacksonville Home! Our SERVPRO team can clean soot, deodorize any smoke, and restore fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in a Jacksonville Bedroom

When you have the same lamps for a long time, it can be easy to forget to check on the cords every so often. A worn or frayed cord on any appliance can put your home at risk for fire, so it is vital to be aware, especially if you have pets or small children. A compromised electrical cord on your trusty bedroom lamp can cause fire damage that leaves soot on your wall, headboard, sheets, and curtains, and an unpleasant smell and residue from melted plastics or rubbers that is impossible to get out with standard household cleaning products.

If a damaged or frayed cord on your lamp causes fire damage in your Jacksonville residence, the team at SERVPRO is ready to come to your home and address the damage, restoring your bedroom to its pre-fire condition. We can handle everything from cleaning soot off of surfaces and fabrics to deodorizing your bedroom to eliminate smoke odors.

After you make your call, we can have a team at your home within hours to mitigate damage. Our SERVPRO restoration technicians can examine the area to pinpoint soot on walls and wood, which can be manually scrubbed clean with EPA-registered disinfectants, and vacuumed to eliminate carbon residues from floors and surfaces. For fabrics that have been affected by smoke, such as drapery, we can gently clean the surface with a portable vacuum before cleaning.

After clearing up soot and residues, the next step is to mitigate odors with deodorization. Our odor control technician can use a thermal fogger, which emits solvent-based smoke, much like how smoke penetrates porous surfaces in a fire. This emission allows the fogger to bind with odor-causing particles to eliminate foul smells from your fabrics, carpet, upholstery, and other porous surfaces in your home.


SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can come to your home at any time of the day or night and leave your home looking "Like it never even happened." To request our help cleaning up after disaster strikes in your home, give us a call today at (904) 762-8066.

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Water and Microbe Remediation in Jacksonville--Call SERVPRO

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water and Microbe Remediation in Jacksonville--Call SERVPRO Jacksonville Water Removal and Drying Done Right with SERVPRO's Advanced Equipment

Rapid Water Removal in Jacksonville Mitigates Both Damage and Microbial Growth

Leaking pipes in homes can result in health risks to property owners as well as physical damage to the structures. Water is home to many types of bacteria and other microorganisms which can spread throughout your property if left unchecked. It is vital to immediately address known water leaks to help prevent unwanted potential health effects.

Our highly trained and IICRC certified technicians are experienced in dealing with water leaks. SERVPRO workers can arrive at your Jacksonville home to mitigate water damage through rapid removal. We can find the source of the leak, and if minor we can plug it up. For significant water leakage, a plumber may be needed to stem the flow of the water.

We then assess the damage as we inspect areas of your property for more hidden problems. Clean Category 1 water from a pipe can degrade into gray water Cat 2 in a day or two. This water can contain materials or microorganisms that can cause illness if ingested or absorbed into the body. If spillage remains for typically two or three days, then it may become Category 3, Black Water. This does contain elements that cause health hazards. Often, Cat 3 water intrusions are the result of groundwater flooding.

Once the inspection and scoping of the water damage is complete, our SERVPRO techs can use industrial-grade wet vacs or larger pumps if needed to extract the water from surfaces. By quickly removing the water we can mitigate water damage and also the spreading of microorganisms, including dormant mold spores which can become activated with moisture.

To ensure that we uncover all the water, our team uses moisture meters and infrared camera imagery to discover hidden moisture pockets in wall cavities, voids, and subflooring.

Once the bulk of the water is gone from your home, we can set up dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers to accelerate the evaporation of water vapor. Airborne moisture can impact unaffected areas of the structure until a standard RH relative humidity level is reestablished. An antimicrobial product can be applied to complete the job as we do a final walk-through with you, our customer to ensure your complete satisfaction with the results.

If you have a leak and wish help for mitigation and cleanup, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066. We are available 24/7. We can make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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If Your Jacksonville Gas Station Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Call Our Technicians For Help!

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Jacksonville Gas Station Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, Call Our Technicians For Help! SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is prepared to answer emergency disaster cleanup calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Professional Commercial Water Removal In A Jacksonville Gas Station

Working at a small gas station convenience store involves almost constant interfacing with people, and you may not always see who uses your facilities as you interact with customers at the register. At times, this can lead to a need for commercial water removal if, say, a customer clogs your toilet and covers your restroom's tile floor in water.

If you need commercial water removal for your Jacksonville business facilities, the professionals at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. Our certified technicians have the tools and techniques to restore your commercial property's restroom for safe use safely. When you call one of our representatives, our team can come out to mitigate potential water damage within 24 hours.

Water from clogged toilets must be treated with great care due to sanitary concerns from sewage exposure and is considered "black water" as a result. As our technicians arrive to restore your facilities, it is vital to extract contaminated water and spray surfaces with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill bacteria. This process can be repeated numerous times in cases where potential sewage exposure is likely. Once thorough cleaning and water extraction has taken place, air movers and dehumidifiers are used to accelerate drying and prevent water damage to the subfloor.

To effectively dry the tile and other nonporous surfaces in your commercial restroom, SERVPRO professionals can use a desiccant humidifier to eliminate moisture pulled up by air movers. These types of dehumidifiers work by allowing air to pass over desiccant materials like silica gel, and heat is applied to evaporate the collected water. While drying and dehumidifying, our technicians can use a variety of moisture measuring tools to ensure that your property has been thoroughly dried, including moisture meters, which can be set to evaluate a variety of surfaces, and thermo-hygrometers to get an accurate read of both temperature and relative humidity.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is prepared to answer emergency disaster cleanup calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need our services to mitigate damage to your commercial property, call us today at (904) 762-8066.

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After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Jacksonville Home, Call Our Experts Immediately!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Jacksonville Home, Call Our Experts Immediately! For emergency restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066.

Repairing Floorboards After Flood Damage In Jacksonville

Burst water pipes can be a cause of excessive quantities of water in the home. Metal pipes expand and contract in response to temperature changes which can cause splitting, weakening or bursting. A pipe can put out more than 160 gallons of water per hour. If a family is away from the property, that could result in thousands of gallons of water spread throughout the home.

Our service is designed to help homeowners with any kind of flood damage in Jacksonville. Using our training, we can assess, restore and replace your property making the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Often, damages can affect both structural components, like flooring, as well as non-structural components like your possessions, furniture or valuables.

Properties with hardwood flooring are at the most risk of suffering permanent damage from exposure to moisture. Excess moisture is absorbed by wooden flooring causing warping and buckling. Application of proper drying techniques with hot air circulation as well as dehumidification can help to save flooring if we can reach it in time. Where there is 'cupping' of wood, SERVPRO can restore it using sand-blasters to even it out before refinishing the surface.

Homeowners with laminated flooring often need full-scale replacements. Laminate materials act as vapor barriers causing water to become trapped underneath. In some cases, if there is only staining on the surface of the floor, your SERVPRO technician can sand and refinish the floor. However, typically these are non-salvageable materials.

At SERVPRO we apply the same careful attention to your flooring as other areas of your home. Our remit is to work with a restore rather than replace mentality so, where possible we bring in advanced equipment to help get the job done. When materials are non-salvageable, we can bring in quality replacements or refer you to trustworthy third-parties. All materials are taken with us for proper disposal in line with federal and state law.

For emergency restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066.

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Use SERVPRO to Effectively Remediate Your Fire Damaged Home in Jacksonville

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Use SERVPRO to Effectively Remediate Your Fire Damaged Home in Jacksonville Fire damage remediation in your home can encompass many things including debris removal. Contact SERVPRO for effective service.

Debris Cleanup of Your Fire-Damaged Jacksonville Home

Restoring your Jacksonville property after a fire requires professional restoration technicians with extensive training in debris removal and cleanup. A failure to perform this step correctly could result in unnecessary damage or injury, not to mention a higher restoration and reconstruction cost. Addressing pressing concerns after a fire starts with a thorough examination and removal of the existing threats and overly damaged materials and contents. Our professionals can help with a fast response and expertise to perform this phase efficiently and thoroughly.

Fire cleanup in your Jacksonville home happens in stages but begins with the inspection process. Our estimator and project manager can walk through your fire-damaged home with you to explain the work that needs to get done and to get feedback from you with how things should look when restored. This assessment is also critical for damage claim approval with your insurance provider. We work closely with area insurance companies to provide a fast and efficient claims process to ensure restoration work begins without delay.

It is important to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals first, even before your insurance company, to get mitigation and clean up started in your home right away. Even though the fire has gotten extinguished, damage can still continually worsen from spreading soot and smoke residues, airborne contaminants, spreading odors and other threats. Our mitigation process not only seeks to address some of these concerns immediately but also allows our team to set up containment barriers to prevent these effects from spreading further through the property.

With a licensed contracting firm among our SERVPRO team, we can offer controlled demolition and debris removal beginning with our initial visit. Once mitigation completes, these same experienced contractors can begin work right away on build back. Our comprehensive approach can save you time and money on getting your fire-damaged property restored entirely.

Fires can greatly damage your home and require fast cleanup and debris removal to begin making it safer for restoration workers and others exposed to the compromised property. Our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South rapid response team can arrive quickly, 24/7, to make fire damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (904) 762-8066.

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