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Arlington Homes Benefit From Professional Water Cleanup by SERVPRO

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher leaking water Leaking appliances may. cause water damage. SERVPRO has fast and immediate service when you call for the help you need for your home.

The Arlington Community Relies on SERVPRO for Water Removal Services 

At present, many property owners have monitoring as part of their home networking systems to alert them when there is a leak in the plumbing or malfunction with an appliance such as a dishwater or water heater. This may go a long way to limiting the amount of damage in a home because the cleanup efforts can begin earlier. 

Arlington homes with water cleanup needs have a better chance for recovery by using a professional mitigation company. SERVPRO technicians bring years of training, experience, and professional equipment to every water damage restoration service. 

Water tends to migrate within structures, and finding all areas with elevated moisture levels is crucial for complete drying. The IICRC certified technicians rely on specific equipment such as moisture meters and infrared cameras. Another type of device that is commonly used is the thermo-hygrometer. This piece of equipment measures air moisture in a few ways: 

  • The air within the worksite area
  • The air outside the worksite
  • The air outside the structure

These readings assist the technicians in setting drying goals and determining if the structure is drying as expected. 

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 supports the Arlington community with any type of water cleanup services needed. The techs at SERVPRO are available 24/7 and Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Top Considerations During Commercial Mold Remediation in Jacksonville

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

mold on walls in office Commercial mold remediation is a job for SERVPRO. Our techs are IICRC certified for mold restoration services.

Business Owners in Jacksonville Trust SERVPRO Mold Specialists

By the time mold growth is visible in a building, it is often a sign that there is a much larger problem lurking underneath the sheetrock or flooring. Getting a mold inspection is the best way to ascertain the scale of the infestation. 

SERVPRO technicians have the experience, training, and equipment to perform commercial mold remediation in Jacksonville properties. More importantly, the techs also inspect the structure to determine the cause for the elevated humidity that sustains the mold growth and recommends repairs to halt the issue. 

After putting up containment to ensure that there are no issues with cross-contamination of airborne mold spores, the techs remove mold-damaged building materials. Then the interior gets dried. It is not uncommon for the dried matter to be left behind by the mold colonies on surfaces. The techs often attempt to remove by hand; in cases where the residues are stuck firmly to surfaces, they can use different types of applications such as high-powered abrasives such as: 

  • Sodium-bicarbonate
  • Dry Ice pellets
  • Sponge

Afterward, they vacuum up the removed, dried residues using vacuums with HEPA filtration. The technicians treat surfaces that had mold growth with their proprietary antimicrobial cleaners and sealants. 

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 services the local Jacksonville area for all types of commercial mold remediation needed. 

SERVPRO Supports Jacksonville with Flood Damage Restoration Services

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

water meter tester Storm damage is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size storm damage restoration.

Local Jacksonville Property Owners Know SERVPRO Handles Any Type of Water Clean Up

Nature lovers are drawn to the Jacksonville area not just for the Atlantic Ocean access but also for its natural beauty. There are many great venues for hiking, nature trails, and wildlife viewing. 

Jacksonville Venues for Animal Lovers 

Located on a large 73-acre park, this is the only zoo in the Northeast of Florida. The park has over 2000 animals and 1000 native plants for visitors to view. This unique destination is one of seven zoos in the United States with an on-site animal wellness team that keeps the exotic and native animals in optimum health. Another fun site that visitors and Jacksonville locals enjoy is the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. This non-profit organization has a mission to provide safe, loving, and forever homes for endangered big cats. The majority of the cats housed at the sanctuary came from circuses and individuals who adopted them and could not handle these large carnivores' special needs. This Jacksonville sanctuary is home to:

  • Tigers
  • Lions
  • Leopards and pumas

The Legacy of Ninah Cummer in Jacksonville

A popular destination for locals and visitors to the Jacksonville area is the Cummer Museum. Ninah and her husband Arthur built their home in Jacksonville in 1902. The Cummer family's lumber company was the largest landowner in the Jacksonville area and made the Jacksonville and Southwestern Railroad. Ninah Cummer started collecting art during her honeymoon and never stopped adding to her collection. After her husband passed away in the 1940s, Ninah had the original home torn down and had a new home rebuilt and added an Italian-inspired garden named Olmsted Garden. When Ninah passed away in 1958, she bequeathed her art collection and gardens to a private organization that would maintain the property and keeps the venue open as a center of both culture and community. The organization that oversees the museum is the DeEtte Holden Cummer Museum Foundation, named after Ninah's deceased infant daughter. 

Flood Damage in Jacksonville Homes is No Match for SERVPRO 

Flood damage has the potential to affect Jacksonville properties in numerous ways. Some of the most common are ruined floors, the need to remove sheetrock, and the issue of mold growth. SERVPRO technicians have comprehensive training to perform the flood restoration and get the property ready for the needed water damage repairs. The technicians pay special attention to the structure during extraction to ensure that the maximum amount of moisture and ruined building materials are removed. Drying the property is a huge part of the restoration services. The technicians bring multiple types of equipment such as: 

During the drying phase of the water damage mitigation, the technicians monitor the process carefully through the use of both visual inspections and the use of equipment that reads the air moisture levels to determine how close the work-site is to hitting the pre-set drying goals. 

Jacksonville residents call on SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for all sizes of flood damage.

How Can Moving Out Simplify Jacksonville Water Damage Recovery?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

water mainline burst SERVPRO has you covered from top to bottom when it comes to water restoration services for your commercial building. Call now!

Speed water mitigation and remediation in Jacksonville with a SERVPRO pack-out

In the chaos after a water emergency in your business, you might resist increasing the disruption by removing raw materials, machinery, inventory, or business records. However, arranging for a pack-out of all or a portion of the contents trapped in your water-logged commercial property is often the best strategy. Two advantages become apparent during a move-out:

  • The wet and damaged structure becomes easier to dry out and repair after the clearing of spaces.
  • The contents temporarily removed to avoid additional water damage and receive specialized evaluation and restoration away from the building's clean-up crews' hectic pace.

Can SERVPRO Keep Packed-Out Items Secure?

When SERVPRO recommends a pack-out as a Jacksonville commercial water damage intervention, many safeguards are in place. Our careful documentation proves essential for the support of insurance claims for both expensive restoration techniques and decisions to discard and purchase replacements of irreparably damaged items. We use the detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to track items through:

  • Exhaustive lists of articles packed up and out
  • Barcoding technology
  • Digital photography

Insurance carriers frequently recommend hiring SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East to restore both structures and contents after water damage. One call to (904) 721-2230 provides professional assessment and a broad array of best practices strategies to get your business back on task.

Can Jacksonville Fire Damage Restoration Rejuvenate a Business?

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged commercial building SERVPRO will do our best to keep you running as best as you can while we do our magic with the fire restoration part.

SERVPRO fire remediation in the Jacksonville area rapidly cleans up commercial spaces

The aftermath of a commercial fire does not simply affect a building. It can imperil a businessperson’s life work. Customers often lose confidence in your company’s ability to provide services or products as you recover from the fire’s effects. If your base moves on to your competitors, this loss of faith creates collateral damage that becomes impossible to overcome. 

How Can Businesses Avoid Permanent Closure after Fire Damage in Jacksonville?

SERVPRO approaches fire damage restoration in Jacksonville to permit at least partial commercial continuation during the recovery phase. Statistics demonstrate that nearly 50 percent of businesses that close temporarily to recover from a fire disaster cannot regain their market share and fail. We work with you to:

  • Contain the damage and restoration work within a specific space inside your commercial building, permitting sustained customer contact for your business in unaffected areas
  • Pack out inventory, equipment, and other contents to secure space for easy retrieval and to streamline the fire mitigation and remediation tasks at your site 
  • Scale-up our workforce and equipment inventory to make it “Like it never even happened,” fast

Join forces with SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East to restore fire-damaged spaces in your commercial properties rapidly. Contact our team at (904) 721-2230 24/7. 

Who Provides Reputable Water Cleanup for Arlington Businesses?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Commercial buildings with water damage restoration needs the help of SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready at a moment's notice for you.

Partner with SERVPRO to get rid of water and back to business 

Experience the natural beauty of Florida's coastal wetlands while visiting Arlington's Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Cradled within the Jacksonville neighborhood's suburban expanse, the U.S. National Preserve spreads over 46,000 acres (19,000 ha). The Preserve located in northeastern Duval County features many different ecosystems, including:

  • Wetlands
  • Salt Marshes
  • Maritime Hammock 
  • Various Waterways

Are Various Sites of Interest Contained in the Timucuan Preserve?

Several distinct spaces make up the Preserve. Reviewing the option available for each can help identify which most interests you and your family or guests. The diversity available can make for many fascinating and different trips. 

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Briefly, in the 1500s, the French had a presence in the Arlington area of Florida, Fort Caroline. Located near the River of May, currently the St. Johns River, the French settlement built in 1564 was quickly overcome by the Spanish the following year. The memorial interprets the first contact between French and Spanish colonials and the indigenous Timucua, battles among all the groups, and is the primary visitor center for the Timucuan Preserve. As no Timucua survive, the Preserve attempts to remember how this once vast population of 200,000 individuals might have lived. 

Theodore Roosevelt Area

Named for the 26th President of the United States, the Theodore Roosevelt Area comprises 600-acres of hardwood forest, scrub, and wetlands. Grasslands intersperse with dense woods, threaded with trails. Expect encounters with animals both on dry land and in the water. Human habitation over hundreds or more years is evident in the ancient piles of oyster shells discarded by Indigenous peoples who lived or traveled to the area. Willie Browne, the last private owner, took care to keep these artifacts in place and intact for future generations.

Cedar Point

Cedar Point at the south end of Black Hammock Island invites visitors to explore 400 acres of upland hammocks and salt marsh. Access is possible by both land and water. The remains of a 17th century Spanish Mission, Santa Cruz y San Buenaventura de Guadalquini, are visible in the area.

Kingsley Plantation

Zephaniah Kingsley, his family, and numerous enslaved people lived on Fort George Island from 1814 to 1837. Kingsley's wife, Anna Madgigine Jai, was from Senegal, West Africa, purchased by Kingsley as a slave. An active participant in the plantation, she owned land and enslaved people after Kingsley freed her in 1811.

American Beach

In answer to laws preventing African-Americans from using public facilities, Jacksonville's Afro-American Life Insurance Company American Beach bought 33 acres on Amelia Island in 1935. Slowly before World War II and more quickly thereafter, black-owned structures and public spaces grew into a vibrant community for African-American residents and visitors. Hurricane Dora and the Civil Rights Act both impacted the island in 1964. The devastation of the storm and new opportunities under the law led vacationers to move to other venues. Currently in transition, American Beach is a quiet area now, looking forward to redefinition.

How Can Arlington Businesses Recover Swiftly from Water Disasters?

The climate, topography, and weather conditions of our area make Arlington water cleanup crucial to local businesses' vitality. SERVPRO understands the challenges of storm, seepage, and infrastructure water damage. Our team:

  • Prepares for water removal best practices through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and on-the-job experience
  • Boasts well-equipped with scalable inventories of extraction and structural drying equipment
  • Encourages businesses to create Emergency READY Profiles (ERP) proactively to streamline SERVPRO interventions

The reliable workers and state-of-the-art equipment of SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East ensure rapid mitigation and remediation when businesses need water removal and cleanup. Call us at (904) 721-2230 to start your recovery immediately.

Why is SERVPRO One of the Best Mold Damage Remediators in My Area?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Trailer SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.

Its Technicians Are Better Trained and Equipped Than Other Jacksonville Services. 

When looking for the right service to clean up and restore your home’s mold damage, you must select a remediator with the expertise and gear to do the job effectively.

At first glance, you may think all Jacksonville mold damage remediation services are the same. However, this is certainly not the case when it comes to industry training and expertise. Unlike other area services, SERVPRO professionals have specialized training in:

  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Carpet Cleaning, Repair, and Reinstallation
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Leather Cleaning
  • Odor Control

In addition to this advanced training, our technicians have all the latest tools to identify and effectively handle even the worst mold-related damage. This cutting edge equipment includes:

  • Moisture sensors/meters to identify moisture impacted materials
  • Infrared cameras to locate leaks
  • High-velocity fans and air movers to circulate interior air
  • Dehumidifiers and Injectidry systems to fully dry out your residence
  • Foggers and EPA-approved deodorants to neutralize unpleasant odors

SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is, therefore, always prepared to help you clean up and restore your mold-damaged home. Call us anytime at (904) 721-2230.

What Can Cause a Water Cleanup Issue and How Can One Be Prevented?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment You can depend on our professionals with state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry your property so you can return safely after a water incident.

Water Issues Have Many Causes, and Arlington Homeowners Can Avoid Some of Them.

Owning a home comes with its inherent risks, and one of these is the ever-present threat of suffering a water-related event. This threat, however, can be substantially reduced if the right preventative measures are taken. 

Arlington water cleanup services like SERVPRO want homeowners to know the potential causes of most water issues. These causes include, among other things:

  • Roof leaks and clogged gutters/drainage systems
  • Ruptured or leaky pipes
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Corroded or otherwise damaged water containers

Standing water and signs of water damage in your home likely result from one or more of these troublesome sources. Knowing this, preventative measures can be taken to reduce the likelihood of one of these potential problems turning into a future water event. Some of these measures are:

  • Routinely having your home professionally checked for roof damage, drainage system issues, and potential weak areas in pipe networks
  • Keeping up with the maintenance of your appliances and having things repaired when necessary
  • Repairing or replacing damaged water containers

With all that said, remember that SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is always ready to help you with water cleanup. Call us at (904) 721-2230.

Although Jacksonville is Less Hurricane-Prone, It’s Still Highly Susceptible to Flooding.

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Substantial Flood Damage in Jacksonville is Possible Even Following Smaller Storms.

Generally, most people believe that all parts of Florida are equally prone to hurricanes and that these powerful storms cause all or most of the state’s severe flooding. This thinking, however, is erroneous for a number of reasons and Jacksonville is a perfect example of why. First, according to the insurance industry, even though Jacksonville is one of the most flood-prone cities in Florida, it is also one of those that suffer the least direct hits from hurricanes. Secondly, the city’s unique geographic features tend to cause many flooding woes, even when storms are weaker or further offshore. Poorly maintained drainage networks and infrastructure are yet more factors explaining why its water-related issues are about more than just hurricanes.      

A City Relatively Safe from Hurricanes  

Considering that Jacksonville is in a state that, since 1851, has been hit by more hurricanes than any other, it is a city that is surprisingly safe from these monstrous weather systems. This fact is apparent in the following historical data and figures:

Only twenty-six hurricanes (just one of these was a Category 3 storm) have struck Northeast Florida, the area Jacksonville is located in, since 1851

While the most hurricane-impacted part of the state suffers one of these storms once every three years on average, Northeast Florida only experiences one about every 6.5 years

The only time, in a hundred and seventy years, Jacksonville has ever taken a direct hit from a hurricane was Hurricane Dora in 1964

Factors Making Jacksonville Especially Susceptible to Flooding, Regardless of Hurricanes

Although Jacksonville is unlikely to suffer a direct assault from a hurricane, it still routinely experiences catastrophic flooding. This unfortunate situation results from one or more of the following causes:

Jacksonville’s relatively low elevation and tendency to experience torrential rains and strong winds

The St. Johns River’s weak current that allows high tides and storm surges to push miles back upstream, inundate the city, and remain trapped there until low tide

Antiquated and improperly maintained drainage systems

Poorly planned infrastructure like the two city blocks built on a pier over the river  

Local officials believe, for these reasons, even lower grade hurricanes passing by miles offshore could do significant damage to their community.

So, as an area homeowner, if you ever need flood damage remediated, call SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Clean Up and Restore Your Flood-Damaged JAX Home?

When floodwaters ravage your Jacksonville home, SERVPRO knows what needs to be done and gets to work on your situation without delay. Often, within four hours of your initial call, our highly trained technicians arrive at your house and start addressing your flood water-related issues. Once on-site, they focus on:

Removing the hazardous waters from your residence

Safely disposing of dangerous, flood-related wastes

Eliminating excess moisture from your home and its contents

Reconstructing any severely impacted or destroyed parts of your house

Neutralizing microbial threats and foul odors

With that said, if and when you need flood damage cleanup and restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230.

The Tools Used for Jacksonville Water Removal

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician Water removal is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services needed.

High-tech equipment powers every SERVPRO water removal crew

Removing water from a property needs to be done fast. Otherwise, severe damages can set in and turn a bad situation into a worse one. SERVPRO crews use powerful machinery to prevent this from happening.

Whenever we receive a call for water removal in Jacksonville, we equip our responders with a few vital machines. These crucial elements are the workhorses of our damage mitigation strategy. Our first technicians on the scene usually bring with them:

  • Water extraction pumps
  • Heavy air movers
  • Thermal imaging devices
  • Safety equipment

Depending on the situation, we may add additional equipment, too. For example, if a small fire started on top of the water damage, we may bring chemicals and equipment specialized in removing ash and soot from the premises. Be sure to describe your situation in detail when you call us so that we can bring the best equipment for the job.

Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East for fast help with your water removal emergency. Our 24/7 phone line is (904) 721-2230.