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We Will Restore Your Home In Arlington After A Fire

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Contents After Fire Damages Your Property In Arlington

The dirty feeling of soot covers almost everything after a fire. SERVPRO can restore both your belongings and your Arlington home's interior and make things like they were before the fire. We do this through different cleaning methods – wet and dry, and variations of these two types.

When your residence in Arlington experiences fire damage, restoring the contents can help your family get back to normal faster. We help you by decreasing the number of items that you must replace.

Wet Cleaning
Cleaning hard surfaces that water does not harm often fare quite well with this method. Different cleaning agents mixed with water can strip soiling away and leave a fresh scent behind. One way that does not use any cleaning agent is our ultrasonic cleaning machine, although it does eliminate odors simply by removing all of the soot.

Spray and wipe techniques requires only a short dwell time before we wipe away the sprayed on cleaning agent (often diluted with water and only rarely full strength) and is a dependable way to clean metal pieces and high-gloss enameled items. Items being cleaned this way get wiped won with either a cloth or a special sponge.

Foam and agitation use less water than most wet methods. We create intense suds inside a basin and then use only the foam on top. Delicate fabrics, upholstery, bedding furniture, and draperies quickly dry without any watermarks, scuff marks, or other unsightly effects other cleaning methods might cause.

Abrasive cleaning uses stiff brushes, steel wool, or a cleaning compound that contains abrasive particles. This method works well on smooth surfaces like concrete or stone. Thoroughly rinsing removes any residue from either the soot or the cleanser itself.

Immersion cleaning methods include the ultrasonic technique, but there are others that SERVPRO uses. Cleaning the structure this way is not possible, and we only use immersion for cleaning the contents. Hot water and a cleanser mixed in a basin where our restoration professionals can use different sized brushes and cloths to pull soot off contents followed by a rinse and then a drying session works well for a variety of items.

Dry Cleaning
We use this type of cleaning method for items that would become damaged by contact with water. Books, many antiques, and electronic items cannot sustain wet cleaning methods. We might use light to heavy brushes, sponges, towels, or other means to remove soot from your belongings. Deodorization helps complete the restoration process.

Working with residents in Fort Caroline, St Nicholas, and Spring Glen after a fire damages their property, SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East can be reached at (904) 721-2230. We're here every day of the year, day and night.

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How Professionals Remediate Flood Damage in Arlington

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain causing flooding Storms and flooding are a certainty here in Arlington. Call us today to dry your home.

Professional Flood Damage Remediation in Arlington 

With the St. John’s River close enough to see, Arlington residents have quick access to water recreation without having to get out onto the ocean. It can make for a great day to call in sick, grab a friend, and spend the morning water skiing. With the river that close, however, it is also another source of flooding into local homes.  

Arlington flood damage can run from a couple of inches covering the floor to several feet that recede quickly but leaves behind layers of soil and other contaminants. Both require cleaning and disposal of structural and personal property; however, SERVPRO response teams perform many of the same tasks. The time spent is determined by the level of damage, not necessarily the level of water.  

To begin with, restoration specialists remove any flood water still in the home. The action stops everything in the house from absorbing more water, slowing and preventing further damage. Removal also allows evaporation to begin by exposing the covered surfaces to the air.  

After completing removal, SERVPRO team members clear the home of debris. Paper quickly dissolves into a pulp and needs removing to prevent it from staining any wood floors. Stained carpets are not a concern since the contaminated floodwater already made them not restorable. Our action here helps not just clear the home, but also removes the source of odors that can spread throughout the entire house. 

With the debris removed, specialists dry the home and then clean it. Team members do this by increasing the air circulation and draw out to speed up evaporation without causing secondary damage to any furniture or other items. After that, they use a variety of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents to clean surfaces and eliminate the health threat.  

At SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East, our goal is to dry and clean each home as quickly as possible.  Should you need our help here or in Fort Caroline, St. Nicholas, and Spring Glen call us today at (904) 721-2230 to schedule an inspection and start the restoration process in your home. 

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We Provide the Tools For Fire Damage Remediation in Your Jacksonville Home

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage remediation can be overwhelming for anyone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Fire Damage Jacksonville – a Fire can be Overwhelming

For one family, it was that last cigarette that was still burning when the owner fell asleep on the couch. It smoldered for a while before the couch burst into flame. Fortunately, the homeowner woke up in time to rescue his family and put the fire out before his house burned down around him. The homeowner is overwhelmed about the amount of smoke and fire damage in their home 

SERVPRO follows a process when dealing with fire damage events in Jacksonville. We have the experience in dealing with fires, storm, and water events to bring order to a chaotic situation. We follow a fire damage work process from beginning to end when the home is returned to the homeowner as if the fire never occurred. 

In a nutshell, the process that SERVPRO follows is: 

  • Receive a call and schedule response
  • Greet the homeowner, console and listen to any concerns the owner has
  • Develop a restoration plan along with a schedule for presentation to the owner and adjustor
  • Maintain a detailed job diary, survey, report and communicate progress
  • Coordinate and schedule all subcontractors
  • Review the completed job, prepare all documentation required, close all open items
  • Complete the project to customer’s satisfaction

Homeowners can assist the team from SERVPRO by providing as much information as possible about their home, before the fire. Many people have trouble recalling all of the damaged items in a fire. In some cases, the damage is catastrophic. It can be challenging to identify some of their possessions. Providing pictures of your home can assist in the restoration process and documenting their total loss. 

We also work closely with homeowners to provide all of the documentation and construction details, invoices, and schedules to facilitate the claim process with their insurance company. Detailed documentation, attention to detail, and following a proven job process approach helps the homeowner return to their home as fast as possible. 

Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for 24/7 service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our objective is to remove all evidence of the fire, “Like it never even happened.” 

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SERVPRO Cleans, Restores, and Repairs Your Arlington Commercial Building to Keep Your Business Up and Running

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO, Green Fleet, Storm Damage Now Under Control in Arlington and Elsewhere!

Commercial Flood Damage Arlington – Heavy Rain Storm Floods Office

Storms inundated the area over the past few days. The storm sewers and water runoff channels could not handle the amount of water pouring down the street. Our client's office flooded with over an inch of water on the main floor. It could have been much worse. They meet customers every day in their offices, and every day the office cannot be used means lost revenue for them.

SERVPRO responded immediately to this commercial flood damage event in Arlington. We know our customers need fast service, and in this case, they needed to get back in operation in less than a day. Fortunately, there was only an inch of water in the office. All of the computers were safe sitting on desks. There were a few emergency power modules that shorted out, and these are being replaced.

Once the water receded, our team used high volume vacuums to vacuum up all of the water and then cleaned the carpeting. The carpet was sitting on cement with no underpad, which made the cleaning and drying job much more straightforward. Once the carpets were cleaned, SERVPRO brought in high capacity dehumidifiers to dry the carpet and remove all of the remaining moisture. All hard surfaces were washed and dried as well. This customer was very fortunate, and SERVPRO was able to get them back into operation within two days.

There was some water damage to the lower part of the walls. The restoration took place during non-business hours. Our reconstruction team was able to provide this service as well. Our motto is, "Like it never even happened." With freshly cleaned carpeting, everything washed and dried, the office smelled and looked like it was brand new again.

While a SERVPRO  crew was working inside the office, other techs removed all of the dirt and sand that had piled up in the parking lot and power washed the asphalt surface. This effort avoids dirt and grit tracked into this customer's freshly cleaned office by his customers.

Call SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for 24/7 service. We serve Fort Caroline, St Nicholas, Spring Glen, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can work on your schedule.

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If Your Arlington Bakery Has A Mold Infestation Our Experts Can Help!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Get in touch with SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East by dialing (904) 721-2230.

Call For Professional Help When You Find Mold Damage In Your Arlington Bakery

No business owner wants to find mold damage inside of their bakery. Mold can have many adverse effects on both the customers inside of your shop and the structure of the building itself. The longer mold damage sits, the longer it has to eat away at the organic material that holds the building together and to cause rot. Furthermore, mold damage can cause health effects in some individuals and is absolutely not tolerated to be present inside of food-preparation facilities by health inspection services. For the betterment of your business, it is best to get mold damage out of your bakery as soon as you find it.

However, you might wonder what the best method to remove the mold damage in your Arlington bakery is. It is usually not advisable for you to try and remove mold damage by yourself, as the colony may be much broader than you can see.

Furthermore, it is better to be safe rather than sorry when working in a space like a bakery. The greatest thing you could do for your business is to call for professional help as soon as possible.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand how frightening it may be to find mold inside of your bakery. For this reason, we always come to your location as soon as we can and begin work right away. A closed shop means less income, and we know that any rumors could damage your reputation. However, our technicians can come to your location whenever you need us, from dusk until dawn, and we can work out of sight.

Our highly trained technicians use many advanced techniques, alongside advanced technology, to remove mold damage. Once we arrive at your bakery, we can begin by isolating the damage, to prevent it from spreading while we remediate it. In the case of your bakery, the mold was caused by excess humidity in the kitchen and began to grow along the back wall, behind a pantry unit.

After using plastic sheeting to make a barrier, and removing items from in front of the wall, SERVPRO can set up a few different technological devices to handle the mold damage inside, such as negative air chambers, designed to remove airborne mold spores. By using blasting soda and sandpaper, we can begin to remove the mold colony through agitation, since it was not deep enough to warrant removing any material. Once remediated, SERVPRO can finish off the job by using an antifungal agent to help ensure that regrowth is less likely.

When you need professional mold remediation services, get help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East by dialing (904) 721-2230. No matter the time or day, we're available.

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Property Damage from a Storm, Blaze, Mold, or Leak at Your Arlington Home? Just Call us, SERVPRO for Cleanup, Restoration, and Even Rebuild Services

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

The Relief of a SERVPRO Box Truck at Your Arlington Home after Property Damage Is Priceless!!

Why Arlington Residents Choose SERVPRO for Restoration Services in the First Coast Area

The primary goal of a restorer is to return a property to its preloss condition. The task is a multi-faceted one which requires a strong skill-set as well as advanced equipment to complete successfully. Properties can sustain many different types of damages during there lifetime. Some types of damage may be related to water, flooding, or storms. Others may be the result of microbial growth in the form of mold or removing smoke residues after a kitchen fire. Since many of these duties overlap, restoration services need a diverse team of technicians with cross-training to truly make property damages "Like it never even happened."

Being situated on the coast, restoration services for storm damage in Arlington are an unfortunately common part of our business practices. Periods of the year where strong winds or heavy rainfall occur can take their toll on your home, pulling off roof tiles or damaging doors and windows. In some situations, flooding can occur in the ground levels as a result of nearby road overflow or falling debris that opens up cavities for rainwater to fall into.

We ensure that there are SERVPRO technicians available on-call in Arlington and the surrounding area should you require out of hours emergency assistance. Water damage increases exponentially the longer it remains untreated, meaning that a clean water emergency can quickly deteriorate into a contaminated water disaster. Our restoration services incorporate microbial growth control as well as a full scoping procedure to ensure that your home is safe and secure in both the short and medium term.

It is not uncommon for the impact of a storm to require some reconstruction or remodeling work. SERVPRO can engage on your behalf to ensure that you only have to deal with one restoration service from start to finish, us. We can also spot and neutralize potential hazards so that a workforce can enter the property to begin reconstruction work on your Arlington residence. Restoring power to a property, or performing emergency board ups on windows and doors are vital procedures which secure the property and mitigate further losses until the restoration, and if needed, rebuilding are completed.

One restoration service we provide is structural and contents cleaning after fire damage in your Arlington home. Smoke residues are frequently deposited throughout the property during fires and can enter your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. SERVPRO fire restoration technicians are trained to understand the patterns of smoke movement throughout a property and can pinpoint areas that require extra attention or specialized cleaning solutions like duct restoration.

We conduct a pre-test of contents and structure that have been affected by smoke or fire. The pre-test provides a SERVPRO restorer with a clear picture of the type of residues left behind. Residues can be oil-based, in the case of protein or synthetic fires, or water-based where natural materials like wood have burned. When soots settle on surfaces, they often need to be dissolved in a solvent solution for complete removal. Pre-tests inform SERVPRO technicians of whether to use oil or water-based chemical agents to ensure the best results.

One critical concern for homeowners in Arlington that have experienced a property fire is odor control. Malodors are microscopic particles that can become embedded in surfaces or fabrics. The best method of removing odors is to recreate the conditions that caused them. In the case of a fire, thermal ULV foggers can be deployed which produce a solvent vapor that mirrors smoke. The vapor contains chemical pairing agents which bond to odor particles and cause them to drop to the ground where they can be wiped or vacuumed away, leaving no residues. Other compounds simply float away with the air currents.

Slow leaks are tough to spot but can cause extensive water damage to your Arlington home. Often hidden behind drywall or underneath floorboards, these issues only become apparent once warping, staining or buckling is visibly apparent. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can detect moisture that is invisible to the naked eye using infrared thermal imaging cameras.

Starting from the source of water, we can work our way outward performing restoration services along the way. Readings can be taken from materials throughout the inspection phase. Using moisture sensors to penetrate surfaces, SERVPRO technicians can get an accurate picture of the moisture content in structural contents. Arlington properties with hardwood flooring can be temporarily removed to gain access to the subfloor and thoroughly dry the affected area. Before replacing it, floorboards can be sanded to level out signs of warping or buckling. We are also prepared to enter crawlspaces for drying the underpinnings.

Areas that may have restricted access, like wall cavities, for example, can also be treated by a SERVPRO technician. Using injectidry systems, technicians can circulate airflow inside a cavity or raise the surface temperature using rapid air-movers. Doing so encourages evaporation of interior moisture pockets. Moisture that has evaporated into the surrounding air can then be drawn into dehumidifiers or exchanged for drier outdoor air to ensure humidity remains under control.

In almost all types of restoration service, controlling microbial growth is a factor. Mold spores are a natural part of any home environment but become a problem when they come into contact with moisture and can proliferate in a short period. Property owners that discover mold damage in their Arlington home are often surprised to learn that the cause was a pre-existing water issue or a previous restoration service that left behind damp spots or moisture residues.

At, SERVPRO, the mold remediation process begins by establishing a containment zone. Containing is essential to preventing the infestation from spreading throughout the property while intensive cleaning methods are taking place. Clean rooms may be established for decontamination as well as plastic sheeting being put in place. Negative air pressure can help to prevent the spread of mold spores during the remediation process.

The most effective methods of remediating microbial infestations are through tackling the source of the issue, by drying and controlling humidity. As an extra safeguard, SERVPRO technicians can use biocides and anti-microbial treatments throughout your Arlington home. These can be incorporated in base-coats of paint for walls and ceilings, or as a spray on treatment for carpets and flooring. Anti-microbial treatments are an essential safeguard against recurring damages in mold remediation.

At SERVPRO of Arlington, bringing your home back to a preloss condition is the core goal of our restoration service. Contact us today at (904) 721-2230.

When Your Window Air Conditioning Unit Causes Water Damage in Your Arlington Home

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Window units can leak, bringing moisture into your walls. Inspect your unit often for signs of water damage.

What You Can Do When Your Window Air Conditioner Causes Water Damage to Your Arlington Home

Window air conditioners may be very convenient during the hot and humid summer months in Florida, but they can also cause water damage. In the case of your home, your window air conditioner had been leaking, unnoticed, for a few days, damaging the sill that it sits on. The thing that tipped you off to the leak was finding a mysterious puddle of water on the floor below the sill one morning when the leak had been particularly bad.  

To combat the water damage in your Arlington house, reach out for professional help as soon as possible. While you wait for help to arrive, it is wise to unplug the air conditioning unit. Additionally, you can even get the remediation started by cleaning up the standing water in front of the A/C unit. Getting the puddle of water off of the floor as soon as possible lessens the chance that it can penetrate the hardwood floor and cause water damage.  

When SERVPRO receives your call, we always quickly gather a team and then head to your home as promptly as we can. Our vans are full of advanced technology designed to remediate water damage. Our technicians never arrive at a job underprepared for the damage in your home.  

SERVPRO can get to work immediately once inside by removing the air conditioning unit from your window. We can then get a better idea of how much of the sill has been damaged, along with the wall beneath it. Our technicians can use moisture meters to determine the moisture level in the house, as well as thermal imaging cameras to look for pockets of moisture in the wall. Once informed, our technicians can create a drying plan for your living room.  

SERVPRO can feed a small air blasting tube into your wall after drilling a hole, allowing hot and dry air to fill up the cavity inside of the wall. We can also set up dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers on the outside of the wall, to hit both sides with dry air and to direct air to the water damaged sill as well. Our overall goal is to remove all of the excess moisture in your living room and to return it to its preloss state.  

When an appliance causes water damage, act immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Arlington by dialing (904) 721-2230. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Conquer Storm Damage Remediation in Your Jacksonville Home

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

When flooding and storm damage affect your home, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage in Your Jacksonville Residence

After arriving on your flood-damaged Jacksonville area property, our technicians carefully pre-inspect all aspects of the flooded area. It is our team's job to begin mitigating damage immediately. If the water invading your property is clean and safe to enter, we start implementing a specific set of actions right away. 

First and foremost, we inform everyone on the crew and the homeowner if the flood damage in their Jacksonville home presents any immediate dangers. Electrical hazards, falling ceilings, and deteriorated subfloors are all common occurrences after a flood. Spending a few minutes securing the structure can save lives. 

Next, SERVPRO’s water damage restoration technicians (WRT) use a variety of hand-held, truck-mounted, and submersible extraction equipment. We pump out all standing water found on your property, checking floors, walls, and crawlspaces whenever necessary. Using the proper equipment for any given situation allows us access to hard-to-reach areas otherwise overlooked. 

SERVPRO technicians use a water meter to determine the extent of water penetration in carpets, floors, walls, and ceilings. We move and block any furniture found in your home and extract water from all carpeting and hard-surface flooring. Our team also detaches the carpet from the floor to extract water from both padding and subfloor underneath. However, in most cases, replacement of padding is necessary. 

SERVPRO examines the back of the carpet for damages, looking for delamination, bad seams, or visible mold. We check for pre-existing damages and determine whether or not your carpeting remains salvageable. Technicians treat the floor and back of carpet with an appropriate deodorizer and anti-microbial before putting the carpet back in place for additional extraction. Once fully extracted, the top of the carpet also receives deodorizer and anti-microbial treatments to the face fibers. 

We pay close attention to carpeting overall, continually searching for any furniture stains caused by the flood. As this type of stain is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove after your carpet fully dries. With extraction complete, your restoration team places dehumidifiers and air-movers strategically around the affected area, which begins the drying process.

Call us at SERVPRO of Arlington for full-service flood damage solutions throughout the Fort Caroline, St Nicholas, and Spring Glen areas. We have emergency responders available 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week, with access to all of the equipment, tools, and resources needed to tackle any size job. (904) 721-2230

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If Water Damage Is Causing Issues In Your Arlington Home Call Our Crew!

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Our emergency line is accessible 24/7, so call us right away to begin speaking with one of our qualified technicians.

Is Your Arlington Living Room Threatened By Water Damage? We Can Help!

The living room is thought by many to be the heart of homes in Arlington. However, the inviting atmosphere of your living room can be ruined by a leaky pipe in your wall that causes water to seep into your upholstery, carpeting, and cushions. Rapid removal of spillage in your house is vital for preventing permanent damage, so it is essential that you contact professionals as soon as you discover a leak.

Water damage restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO are experienced in water removal from Arlington homes. Once we have arrived on your property, we can perform an inspection of the extent of flooding to determine the best course of action for removing the standing water. In most cases involving leaking pipes, water levels are relatively low, and the spillage can be extracted with the use of industrial-grade wet vacs. However, a burst pipe can output hundreds of gallons of water per hour and can cause significant flooding, forcing us to deploy pumps capable of functioning while submerged.

After being exposed to water, upholstery can stain or develop mildew and mold. To prevent this, our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified techs can remove your cushions and sheets from wet areas to facilitate air drying. For larger and spongier pieces such as cushions, we can use air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.

Carpeting can also be negatively affected by water exposure and can even delaminate from your subfloor after extended submersion in water. To help prevent this, we can remove wet sections of your carpet for air drying. For further damage prevention, we can use moisture sensors to search for damage in the subflooring below your carpets. If we discover high moisture levels, we can deploy additional air movers and dehumidifiers to extract the excess moisture.

If your living room has turned from being warm and welcoming to damp and uninviting, contact SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 for efficient water removal. Our emergency line is accessible 24/7, so call us right away to begin speaking with one of our qualified technicians.

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Call Our Professionals If Your Real Estate Office In Arlington Has Suffered A Water Damage Incident

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 if you have a commercial water damage emergency that needs to be addressed immediately.

Is Your Arlington Real Estate Office Threatened By Water Damage? SERVPRO Is Here To Help!

Did one of your employees neglect to turn the sink off in the bathroom? Water damage in Arlington real estate often comes from unexpected places, but it always results in a major headache for your business. Water can seep into carpeting, important documents, and computers, and can cause disruptions to your employee’s work schedule.

For a streamlined and efficient restoration process, call SERVPRO to mitigate commercial water damage in your Arlington real estate office. When we arrive, our techs can get to work removing the standing water from your floors with the use of industrial grade wet vacs. If there is severe flooding, pumps can be used to remove the bulk of the standing water.

If water affects the carpeting in your business, then SERVPRO can assist you with the drying process. Commercial grade carpeting can be dried in place after being exposed to water. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians can assist you with the aid of air movers and dehumidifiers to expedite the process and ensure that your business can open its doors again.

Most importantly, we can be the first step in preserving your important documentation and electronic equipment that stores your client’s information. We can carefully dry the exterior casings and covers of your equipment. Additionally, once we identify damaged items in your office, we can remove them from areas containing spillage to facilitate drying. For further restoration, we recommend contacting a company that specializes in fixing electronics.

Paper is even more susceptible to water damage, so more drastic measures may have to be taken to preserve your documents. Our professionals can freeze and dry documentation with sublimation. This technique minimizes damage to paper to help ensure that your records are still readable.

Call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 if you have a commercial water damage emergency that needs to be addressed immediately. We're available 24/7 and are always available to address your concerns.

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