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Clearing Hurricane Irma Damage and Debris out of Your Jacksonville Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Irma Cleanup Protocols Are Followed by SERVPRO for Your Jacksonville Area Property

Let SERVPRO Cleanup and Restore Your Property After Tropical Storms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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