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Water Damage to Your Baymeadows Home can Create Safety Hazards in the Bathroom and Kitchen

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage to Your Baymeadows Home can Create Safety Hazards in the Bathroom and Kitchen Water damage in your home can be dangerous. If your home has water damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation before the problem escalates.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Investigate the Extent of the Damage During the Remediation Process


Baymeadows homes need to stay dry and free of intrusive water. Regardless of the source, water can create many hazards inside the house. Pests become attracted to homes with water damage and can include termites, birds, rodents, and harmful insects.

When a Baymeadows home develops water damage in floors or ceilings, the safety of occupants can become an issue. Weakened areas in floors could let someone fall through while ceilings can collapse under their own weight. Even if it only involves someone's foot slipping through, an injury could easily happen. Plus, a hole in the floor requires immediate attention to prevent further accidents.

SERVPRO technicians ensure that accidents do not happen by clearing the area of damaged materials and securely putting an adequately sized temporary floor in place. Because water damage affects the underlying areas of a floor, the damage can affect a more significant portion than what the homeowner might know about beforehand. We must remove the visible areas, as well, to reach the damaged area, requiring its replacement.

When carpeting covers damaged floors, we do our best to save it, especially in large rooms. However, if the damage occurs in front of a sink or smaller area, it might prove worthwhile to use a more water-resistant covering in the future, to prevent future, additional water damage.

Regardless of the damage's location inside a home, SERVPRO professionals always discuss the steps available in each unique situation. Although we want to leave your home “Like it never even happened.” we know that modifications can also benefit our customers tremendously. Please talk to us about any concerns you want us to discuss with you. We highly value your input into how we restore your home after water damage or any other disaster. We can more easily attain our goal, to make your home safe and secure for you and your family, when you partner with us.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is always available to help area families keep their homes safe from water damage. For this and any other type of damage affecting your home, call us at (904) 762-8066, 24/7. We are always ready to assist you, no matter how extensively your home is affected.

We Are Your First Choice When Water Has Damaged Your Home In Jacksonville

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Are Your First Choice When Water Has Damaged Your Home In Jacksonville SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can come to your rescue when your home in has a water damage emergency due to a malfunctioning dishwasher.

Why SERVPRO Is The Right Choice For Water Damage Cleanup In Your Jacksonville Home

A familiar source for water damage in homes in Jacksonville is the dishwasher you use each day. There are several necessary steps you can be taking to help prevent damage sustained from these appliances and avoid a sudden flood in your kitchen.

If your dishwasher has already malfunctioned and created water damage in your Jacksonville home, you want the assistance of a professional remediation company so the mess can get cleaned up quickly and accurately. SERVPRO can come to your aid with the knowledge and tools to restore your home before additional damage can be done, making it easy to see why SERVPRO should be called when you have a water damage emergency.
 
To avoid a water disaster involving your dishwasher, you need to replace your appliance every three to five years. It may seem like a short time and a significant amount of money to spend. However, hairline fractures can form in the shell of the dishwasher over time from routine use. Soap residue and hard water can also build up and cause these fractures, which get bigger and bigger, resulting in thousands of dollars of water damage. SERVPRO technicians have truck-mounted pumps which we can pump out the gallons of water from your kitchen so we can proceed to dry it back out.

In the same way, you need to make a habit of ensuring the drain line is correctly hooked up to the ink. It should be connected tightly to the plumbing under the sink and shouldn’t be loose. If it is loose, natural water pressure continues to water at the connection and can dump a whole dishwasher’s worth of water out into your kitchen.

A good practice is also to make sure only to use this appliance when you are at home so you can guarantee you catch any leaks as soon as they happen. Turning on the dishwasher and leaving home can leave a leak to develop and water damage to occur just twenty to thirty minutes later. With no one there, the water continues to pour into your kitchen.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can come to your rescue when your home in has a water damage emergency due to a malfunctioning dishwasher. Contact us right away by dialing (904) 762-8066 so we can help you clean up the mess.

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Water Damage emergency in Jacksonville on Christmas Eve

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage emergency in Jacksonville on Christmas Eve The SERVPRO team is ready to help during your water damage emergency.

Our team responded to a water damage emergency call on Christmas Eve. We were pleased to receive the testimonial letter below from Alice C in Jacksonville.

On December 24, 2018 at about 2:39 pm, I was taking a rest before celebrating Christmas eve with family. From my bedroom window I saw something flaming with fire coming from above. I jumped up and ran into the living room to look out my patio to see what it was but was stopped by water pouring from the ceiling from light fixtures and AC units. I opened the front door and realized the fire alarm was screaming. My neighbor across the hallway opened his door at the same time. We agreed that the fire was above my unit. By now, water was pouring into my house. The neighbor rushed in, got buckets and started to try to catch as much of the water as he could. I grabbed all of the towels in the house and started to do the same. We continued for 20 minutes or more. The fire department had arrived and was upstairs, but it was 20 or 30 minutes before the water stopped.

I called my family and the owner of my unit. They all jumped in – my son and daughter-in-law brought a wet vacuum and started work. The owners arrived and started removing light fixtures and vents.

SERVPRO arrived soon after and jumped right in – removing wet rugs to patio, etc. Summer and her team did everything that could be done at the time to prevent further damage. As soon as possible they brought in 8 large fans and a dehumidifier. Later, they removed the baseboards in the most affected areas. They did a great job and came every day to take readings. Equipment ran 24 hours a day for 6 days.

There is damage that will need to be fixed – paint ceiling, replace lights and fixtures, replace baseboards, clean damaged rugs, etc.

Thank goodness I was at home when this situation happened.

The SERVPRO team headed by Summer was so helpful and professional. My neighbor and family were wonderful. My family washed 30 towels and brought them back to me on Christmas day. The Owners reassured me everything will be fixed.

Thanks to all for the help. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

Our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South team is ready to help 24/7. We appreciate the kind testimonial letter from Alice. Call us 24/7 when an emergency affect your Jacksonville home (904) 762-8066.

Our Highly Skilled Crew At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster In Your Baymeadows Home

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Highly Skilled Crew At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Water Damage Disaster In Your Baymeadows Home Our slogan that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster is not just a catchy saying, but a commitment that we have to our customers.

A Wise Choice For Professional Water Cleanup In Baymeadows Homes

When water loss incidents occur in your Baymeadows home, many homeowners struggle with all of the steps necessary to return their property to its original dry condition. While many can handle the actions necessary to clean up immediate spills, larger incidents can quickly seep into flooring, walls, and affect areas out of your sight. To overcome these effects and prevent a situation that leads to irreparable damage to construction materials and the belongings inside of your house, seeking out professional restoration services is a wise decision.

The question then becomes: what company suits your needs and can provide efficient and effective water cleanup in your Baymeadows home? While there might be several choices throughout our service area, our SERVPRO professionals are a wise choice for future potential customers for many reasons. The first of these reasons is our commitment to providing our clients with highly skilled technicians that have certifications in the industry and continue their education to be among the most trained and knowledgeable staff available.

Our slogan that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster is not just a catchy saying, but a commitment that we have to our customers throughout our communities. We provide 24-hour emergency assistance to provide immediate mitigation work and protection for your property and the contents that matter the most to you. Our emergency response team rolls out from our headquarters with the full measure of our industry-leading equipment designed to make an immediate impact on your water-damaged home.

The SERVPRO technicians that we dispatch to a damaged address come with the advanced technology to provide fast extraction and efficient drying efforts to protect your home from irreparable damage in water cleanup situations. From truck mounted pumps to high-powered air movers, we have the tools to dry out saturated materials fast.

While you might get overwhelmed amid a disaster that requires water cleanup for your home, you can always remember the experience and the fast response of our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South restoration technicians. Give our experts a call anytime that you need us at (904) 762-8066.

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When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage to Your Jacksonville Home

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage to Your Jacksonville Home Smoke travels throughout your house and everything it touches will need to be cleaned.

Fire Damage Experts In Jacksonville Talk About The Equipment Used During Restoration

Each structure fire that occurs in Jacksonville burns things inside the building differently. In many situations, certain types of fire damage can take place without you realizing it. Once things burn inside your home, problems close to the source are noticeable, but other issues may not be as visible. When anything burns, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke can travel throughout your house. A significant part of any fire damage restoration project is to mitigate all problems including the issues that smoke has created that may not be so noticeable.

To accomplish this, our SERVPRO technicians utilize some of the industry's most advanced technology. Our crew uses their training and experience of how things burn to find al the fire damage inside your Jacksonville home. As soon as a fire incident takes place, we respond quickly and immediately begin inspecting your entire home. Our estimators come to your property equipped with a testing kit so that we can determine how severe your fire or smoke-related problems are.

One thing that sets our SERVPRO team above the rest is the fact that we provide fast 24-hour service. Our technicians are on call 24/7. Our team answers your phone call at any time of the day to get all the information we need to begin your fire restoration project quickly. Then, our local technicians respond quickly and begin taking the necessary steps to mitigate any problems you have.

Before any work begins, we provide you with an initial estimate. Once our SERVPRO team makes sure your house is safe for all occupants, we send in our estimators. Our estimators inspect the entire home to find out where the damage is and whether we can save items from replacement or not. If you are ever in a situation where a structure fire takes place on your property, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 immediately after you have any structural problem.

The Great Fire of 1901 started from a chimney spark that ignited a fiber factory.  Read more about Jacksonville here.

How SERVPRO Locates and Eliminates Hidden Mold in Your Jacksonville Home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Locates and Eliminates Hidden Mold in Your Jacksonville Home Do you know what is hidden behind your drywall? Call SERVPRO to see your house is hosting mold colonies.

Useful Tips for Dealing with Hidden Mold Damage in Jacksonville

Concealed areas such as wall cavities or crawl spaces tend to retain higher humidity levels. Low natural light, dust and other debris are also typical in such sections making them perfect places for mold proliferation because apart from moisture, mold also requires a food source. Since these are among parts rarely inspected, the colonies have enough time to spread before the Jacksonville homeowner notices. We offer professional remediation services that can help deal with such widespread mold colonies. 

If you suspect there is mold damage in your Jacksonville property probably because of musty smell or other mild signs, it is essential to take immediate steps to deal with the situation. A thorough inspection of all the suspected areas can help identify where the mold colonies are. Our SERVPRO technicians can help inspect your property to determine problem areas. 

Proper mold inspection requires care. Instead of opening up the entire wall, it is better to take the gradual approach. In this case, only open a small wall section at a time for inspection. This approach reduces the amount of damage done to the structure. Checking the extent of the infestation is also essential. Where there are heavily infested porous materials, the best option is to throw them out because it is not possible to eliminate the hyphae that reach deep into the affected material. 

Identifying all possible moisture sources in an affected building is essential for long-term results. Sometimes the problem could be a result of condensation due to differences in temperature between the air in the cavity and the surrounding surfaces. This outcome is likely when walls have impermeable coverings such as vinyl wallpaper. However, in most cases, the moisture originates from leakage in plumbing systems or issues in the roof. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate all possibilities to identify the moisture source. In some cases, we even use thermal cameras to trace back the origin of the issue. 

Hidden mold colonies should not lead to long-term problems. Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South to help. You can reach us at (904) 762-8066 any time.

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