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We Are The Best Choice For Your Arlington Flood Damage Restoration

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers sitting in the floor of this kitchen We placed air movers and dehumidifiers strategically to enhance the drying process in this home after flood damage hit.

Removing Bedroom Flood Damage in Arlington

When flooding occurs, it can be incredibly stressful for homeowners to keep track of damage and losses on their own. Worse still, floodwaters can cause unseen damage behind walls and under flooring that can compromise the integrity of your structure. Without professional-grade service from an experienced team, mold, wood rot, and other damages can develop and affect the safety and comfort of your home. 

If your Arlington home needs flood damage mitigation fast, you can count on the pros at SERVPRO to restore your residence to a preloss condition. SERVPRO staff, technicians, and franchise owners alike receive extensive education in flood damage cleanup and restoration, as well as opportunities for self-paced, continued learning opportunities after training. This franchise also offers credit and non-credit courses and seminars for insurance and real estate professionals to expand their knowledge for the benefit of their clients. 

Salvaging Wood & Antique Furniture 

Keep this in mind when determining what to recover:

  • What is the extent of the damage?
  • How much did the piece cost?
  • Does it hold sentimental value for you?
  • What would it cost to restore the item? 
  • Would it be more cost-effective to replace it?

These questions are especially important to consider with antique furniture affected by flooding. In many cases, solid wood furniture can be restored so long as it has not been too damaged by exposure to floodwater. SERVPRO technicians can help you procure an experienced furniture restorer for antiques and similarly delicate items.

SERVPRO Saves the Day

After flood damage occurs, SERVPRO technicians can extract moisture and disinfect surfaces to prepare your space for drying. Drying is accomplished with centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers, which work in tandem to remove moisture from the air and replace it with air that is warm and dry. If odors are present in your home after a flood, odor control technicians (OCTs) may utilize thermal fogging to disperse water- or solvent-based deodorizers. 

Not only does air moving equipment pull excess moisture out of surfaces and wall cavities, but it also allows dehumidifiers to more effectively remove this moisture. Before and after deodorizing, large axial box fans that are capable of moving 3,200 cubic feet per minute are utilized to allow for exchange between stagnant indoor air after a disaster and fresh outdoor air that can aid in the removal of odors. The movement and exchange of air are essential for both structural drying and odor removal.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East can make your home disaster look, "Like it never even happened." Call (904) 721-2230 to have an emergency response team at your home any time of the day or night. 

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After a Jacksonville Fire Loss, What to Do? Easy, Call SERVPRO!

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team at team instruction class at warehouse Our Jacksonville SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Damage Technicians in Continuing Training in the Latest and Greatest Methods and Equipment.

Maximizing the Elements of Cleaning Helps Resolve Fire Damage Faster in Jacksonville

Soot and other residues left a house in Jacksonville blackened after a small fire. Because smoke circulates almost indiscriminately, soiling spreads out over the walls, ceilings and also affects the contents in the house. Apart from the residues, a strong odor is another concern after the fire.

When a fire damage incident in Jacksonville mostly involves residue deposits and other slight damages such as charred surfaces, thorough cleanup can resolve the damages. However, the task is not always easy. Our SERVPRO team chose to capitalize on various cleaning elements to speed up the process and restore the home to its preloss condition. The main ones that affect the turnaround time include:

  • Dwell time for cleaning agents
  • Temperature
  • Chemical action
  • Type or level of agitation

At the house, we noted many fabric items such as draperies and carpets had collected considerable amounts of residues requiring extra effort to clean up. Although we wanted to complete the restoration fast, immediate cleanup would not guarantee quality results. By increasing the dwell time for the cleaning agents, the soils could emulsify or dissolve better, thus preventing a repetition of the cleaning task and saving time in the end.

Although most of the residues on walls and other surfaces can be wiped off, some had impinged on the surfaces complicating the cleaning process. Since our team's goal was to finish restoration at the cleaning stage rather than spending resources refinishing the affected areas, we had to find ways to get quality results. SERVPRO technicians clearly understand chemical action during the cleaning process so we can make adjustments at any time to get the right results. For instance, by using the appropriate detergents and maintaining the right pH and temperature levels, we ensured a quick breakdown of the soils, facilitating agitation and removal.

Even after managing the other cleaning elements, we still had to agitate the soiled areas. Fortunately, our teams are well equipped with different agitation tools, including rotating brushes, cleaning sponges, and towels allowing us to clean different types of surfaces without causing additional damages.

The ease of cleaning fire-damaged property may depend on the resources used. Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 to help deal with any situation, "Like it never even happened."

We Have Effective Techniques To Restore Your Arlington Home After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Four of our air movers and dehumidifiers sitting in a kitchen after water damage We arrived with a significant quantity of water removal equipment and began extraction immediately to prevent further damage.

Storm and Flood Removal for the Crawlspaces of your Arlington Home

Storm and Flood Removal Arlington

While it is crucial to safeguard your home against intense weather conditions, your response to these situations is equally important. Increases in rainfall during the winter period can result in rising water levels throughout the community. Sometimes water rises can reach dangerous levels leading to flooding of crawlspaces in your home. Our company specializes in a substantial loss recovery serving both this community and surrounding states in need. But our expertise covers both small and large loss projects.

Excess amounts of water in your crawlspace can lead to homeowners seeking out experienced storm and flood removal services in Arlington. Crawlspaces can be a particularly challenging area of restoration as not only is the water likely to become contaminated, the entrances are typically small and limit the use of equipment. A home without a functioning vapor barrier can mean that flooding begins to condensate on the subfloor of your home, weakening the structure and increasing the chances of rot or mold growth.

The vital component in any flood removal task is the application of air circulation to encourage evaporation. Pumping equipment is generally the fastest means of bringing water out of a structure, but in smaller spaces, pumps can be tough to deploy and operate. When the area of damage is too short of implementing traditional equipment, SERVPRO technicians need to innovate to restore. Ducting the entrance to a crawlspace can allow technicians to use large, exterior tools usefully in small spaces.

To efficiently duct a crawlspace, SERVPRO technicians need to establish both a return and a supply side. The supply side allows us to circulate warm air at high speeds into the crawlspace. The return side enables us to exhaust humid air out of the building. By setting up these ducting areas, we can create a closed system that allows SERVPRO water restoration technicians greater control of the psychrometrics within the crawlspace. These ducting set-ups can also allow us to attach dehumidification equipment as well as the dispersal of anti-microbial or deodorant chemicals.

A functioning crawlspace is essential to the wellbeing of your home. Contact SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 now.

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Preventing Water Staining In Your Jacksonville Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Our SERVPRO OF Arlington / Jacksonville East team can help with premier equipment and experienced personnel.

Preventing Water Staining on Jacksonville Carpets After Losses

Cleaning flooring after standing water and saturation can help to reduce the presence of residues and prevent staining in Jacksonville homes. Carpets are particularly susceptible to showing staining and discoloration after oversaturation. When drying completes successfully, we have several strategies to revitalize the look and feel of carpeted floors.

We have multiple carpet recovery systems and tools, allowing us to complete nearly all stages of water cleanup for Jacksonville homes without delay. The faster that we can address potential residues and discoloration of the carpeting, the better our cleaning process can work. Depending on the type of flooring and the severity of the damage, we have techniques to restore high pile and short pile carpet layers. Our SERVPRO professionals can determine which approach is best for your home during the scoping of the job and throughout the mitigation process.

Hot Water Extraction
While many homeowners might recognize this process as steam cleaning, hot water extraction is an effective cleaning practice for both surface concerns and more deep-seated sediment. A blend of warm water and cleaning solutions get shot into the carpet fibers at high pressures and then get pulled back out, along with the loose particulates, with a powerful vacuum.

Pre-Conditioning and Rinse
In some situations, pre-conditioning a carpet can help both in the final appearance and in the removal of discoloring residues and debris. Our SERVPRO professionals can pre-treat damaged carpeting with our potent cleaning agents. This product stays in the carpet for 15 minutes or more before we begin a high-pressure rinse and extraction with powerful vacuums. Pretreatment can help to dissolve or dislodge set-in debris and sediment while simultaneously addressing surface staining or discoloration concerns.

Water damage can have a detrimental effect on many areas of your property. Even with drying out a carpet successfully, the work might not be complete in making it “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO OF Arlington / Jacksonville East team can help with premier equipment and experienced personnel. Give our specialists a call today at (904) 721-2230.

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Is There Water Damage in Your Jacksonville Bathroom? SERVPRO to the Rescue!

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Water spewing out of drain pipe under cabinet Drain pipe leaks are common causes of water damage. Inspect your pipes often and call SERVPRO should you experience water damage.

Handling Bathroom Water Removal in an Jacksonville Residence 

No matter how large or small disasters, homeowners can expect to encounter water damage at some point during their stay in any home. One of the most susceptible areas in any residence is the bathroom. Whether it is a frozen or cracked pipe leaking behind a wall, or water accumulation behind a shower installation, there are a plethora of ways that water can affect the structural integrity of this crucial part of any home. 

If your Jacksonville home requires water removal, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to remove moisture and restore your home to a preloss condition whenever possible. This team has extensive experience with bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas in the home and has the technologies and techniques necessary to restore your structure. Through thorough mitigation, SERVPRO technicians want to ensure that homeowners enjoy a safe and comfortable living space once more. 

SERVPRO's Commitment to Education

SERVPRO is committed to learning and instruction that is not just for technicians, but also for franchise staff and professionals in other industries, including insurance and real estate. The knowledge in these programs aims to improve awareness of emergency mitigation measures and can assist these professionals when disaster strikes on their properties. These Continuing Education CE classes include the following: 

  • Water & Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • A non-credit Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar 

What SERVPRO Can Do

When water damages affect your bathroom, SERVPRO technicians can come directly to your property within hours of your call. Professionals aim to address the source of the issue with a wide variety of tools, including advanced moisture monitoring equipment. These tools can include infrared cameras for seeing in and behind structures, penetrating and nonpenetrating moisture sensors and meters, and thermohygrometers for evaluating air moisture that can affect the drying process.

After extracting water with portable, back-mounted extractors, SERVPRO technicians can drill holes (weep holes) or make exact cutouts to allow for thorough drying with air movers and dehumidifiers. This added ventilation allows for better drying of wall cavities and other hard-to-reach spaces that have been affected by water. We try to preserve structural components rather than remove them and replace them whenever possible.  

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East dedicates itself to leaving disaster-affected homes looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (904) 721-2230 for your disaster cleanup needs. 

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We Get You Back In Business In Arlington After A Water Damage Disaster

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

three of our vans going to a commercial property to offer restoration Our team assisted with restoration in a nearby commercial building using our state of the art equipment and expertise, we got the job done right away.

Bar Managers of Arlington rely on SERVPRO for Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Water Damage

Over a busy weekend, a bar can serve hundreds or even thousands of customers. With every customer using glasses and plates, which are continually cycling through washing appliances. It is not uncommon for the bar industry to require emergency restorers when appliances break and flood the property. A loose hose can deposit gallons of water into the bar or backrooms and occur at anytime. As a bar manager, your priority is to return to business the following day with no gaps or temporary closures. It would be best if you had the emergency out-of-hours restoration.

When commercial water damage occurs in your Arlington bar, it may be in the small hours. SERVPRO operates commercial emergency services, and you can reach us at any time via our telephone number. We take as much information as possible on the size of the bar, the extent of damage, and the types of materials it is affecting. From there, we can set up the right equipment to ensure our services on-site are as efficient as possible.

We are a local restoration company. Our technicians live and work in this community with several on-call staff throughout the night. The SERVPRO customer service team can arrange for a technician, or several, to mobilize quickly with trucks full of drying, extraction, and restoration equipment. On-site, our crew chiefs communicate with you from start to finish to ensure that all aspects of the restoration service are suited to your needs.

In a bar, water damage migration can be a catalyst for secondary mold issues. Most bars are constructed with floor cavities to run beer lines from upper to lower levels. Standing water can migrate into these cavities, leaving behind damp spots or flooding lower levels. Our teams can use Boroscopes to assess holes and distinguish the extent of water inside. By deploying special drying equipment like duck fitted air-movers or injectidry systems, we can secure your business against secondary losses.

If you need out-of-hours emergency services, contact SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230.

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Our Technicians Are The Best To Handle Your Arlington Mold Damage

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold spores growing on the wall in this property SERVPRO of Arlington provides emergency service 24/7 so you can count on us to respond quickly to your disaster.

Reasons for Mold Damage in Arlington Homes

Generally speaking, mold damage is not an issue that just happens to occur in a home. It is nearly always a symptom of another problem that needs addressing. 

Mold damage is typical after water damage in Arlington Homes. Common reasons are standing water from pipe bursts, appliance failures, and flash floods since airborne mold spores are always present indoors and outdoors and pose no threat until conditions are ideal for germination. 

Why SERVPRO?

The technicians undergo comprehensive training to identify areas susceptible to mold and how to eradicate existing infestations without the danger of cross-contamination to the rest of the home. When conditions from water damage cause elevated humidity levels inside the house, if the temperatures are warm enough-the spores germinate, and the colonies spread quickly once established. 

Professional Scoping 

SERVPRO technicians use their array of moisture detection equipment to locate areas of raised moisture behind walls, under floors, and within ceilings. This attention to detail assists with catching all instances of mold growth within the property. 

Another Common Cause

Poor ventilation in attics is another frequent cause of mold damage. When the exhaust fan in a bathroom is not properly venting the moist air that occurs after a shower or bath, this buildup of humid air can create an optimum environment for mold growth. Since most people do not regularly go into their attics, the issue has the potential to spread before it undergoes remediation. This is often the type of infection that homeowners find when there is a musty odor in the home; they cannot get rid of it.  

Remediation Techniques

Depending on the level of infestation in the home, technicians remove items too damaged for restoration and bring the ambient humidity down to levels too low to sustain the mold through the use of professional-grade drying and dehumidifying equipment. The application of antimicrobial sealants is standard after dried colony abatement. 

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for assistance with mold damage in your home. The technicians restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

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Call Us After A Flood In Your Arlington Residence

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm You can reach our technicians at any time at (904) 721-2230.

You Need Professional Cleanup for Storm and Flood Damage in Your Arlington Residence

A natural disaster such as a storm can cause overwhelming effects on your property and family. Heavy rain and strong winds often accompany thunderstorms. Sometimes, they produce sleet and hail. Rainwater can enter your home through broken windows or a damaged roof, ruining a variety of valuable items like furniture, appliances, electronics, and vital documents.

Heavy rain is enough to cause flood damage in your Arlington residence. After a storm, contact the disaster mitigation experts at SERVPRO for help. Our trained team of experts can provide debris cleanup and repair the flood damage to return your home to its preloss state. High winds can carry different types of debris, including:

    •    Building materials like shattered glass, shards of lumber, and torn shingles.
    •    Green waste such as uprooted shrubs and broken branches.
    •    Belongings from the damaged property.

Such debris can cause severe damage to your property by gouging holes into the roof, ripping off shingles, stripping away siding, and shattering windows. We offer comprehensive debris cleanup services that include:

    •    Clearing downed trees: You may find broken tree branches on your property’s roof, your car, or the driveway after a storm. Our team can arrange for the downed trees, tree branches, and any other green waste to be removed, speeding up the mitigation and cleanup process.
    •    Protecting your property from unpleasant weather: If debris has created holes in your property or broken your windows, our team can board up the structure using plywood. Our board up services can help protect your belongings and home from intruders and the elements of weather during the restoration process.
    •    Storing contents: If your items cannot remain in your property because of unsafe conditions, we can provide pack-out and items storage services. We use pack-out-inventory software that helps us to track the entire move out process. Before we take the contents to our facilities for thorough cleaning and restoration, our crew can tag each box or item for identification purposes.

SERVPRO restoration experts have access to state-of-the-art equipment to handle flood damage of any magnitude safely and quickly. We can clear the debris, clean up, and dry your home to restore it to its original condition. Mold is a significant threat, and it can affect your property as long as the ideal conditions are met. It is vital to take measures such as spraying down damp areas with a mold inhibitor to keep it from taking over before the restoration process ends. Your home may need repairs. In that case, our contracting division can complete the repairs. We have a competent construction team that can reconstruct your property fully following damage from a storm.

After an unfortunate incident of flood damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East, for efficient, prompt, and thorough cleanup and restoration services. You can reach our technicians at any time at (904) 721-2230. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Discuss The Tools To Eliminate Water Damage In Arlington

11/24/2019 (Permalink)

water damage wood flooring Effective disaster mitigation is a phone call away at (904) 721-2230.

SERVPRO Has the Tools to Eliminate Water Damage in Arlington

No matter how prepared you may be for water damage; it can occur in any home at any time. Moisture collection behind your shower surround's surface, either from loose seals or mishaps in installation, can cause plenty of water damage behind walls that allow mold and other damages to accumulated in your walls. If left unchecked, it can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.

If you need mitigation for water damage in your Arlington home's bathroom, you do not have to handle it alone. SERVPRO can provide you with a rapid cleanup that restores your possessions and structures to their preloss condition. This crew knows the ins and outs of cleaning and drying water-damaged structures. Choosing SERVPRO for your cleanup needs means that your fixtures are cleaned, repaired, and restored to a safe and functional condition.

SERVPRO's Cutting-Edge Tools & Techniques
Your local SERVPRO utilizes a wide range of industrial-grade tools, monitoring equipment, and scientific theory to determine the best course of action when restoring a structure. Technicians must stay aware of the proper moisture levels for a broad array of materials. Consistent testing for drying goals, as well as correct calculations for equipment usage, are crucial to the success of any disaster cleanup. Monitoring equipment includes penetrating and non-penetrating moisture sensors as well as infrared imaging and thermohygrometers. No matter where damage is, SERVPRO can find and remove it.

How SERVPRO Can Help
SERVPRO professionals have a variety of tools available to address the concerns that come from water damage. One vital aspect of this process is the placement of centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers. Technicians must use mathematical formulas to calculate the best usage of dehumidification equipment based on the extent of damage and the square footage of the affected space. Air movers, on the other hand, are placed at 45-degree angles to walls and generally point in the same direction for every 10 to 16 linear feet along the walls.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is committed to bringing you service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Effective disaster mitigation is a phone call away at (904) 721-2230.

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How Professionals Remove Water From Jacksonville Homes

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

significant water and mold damage on ceiling Yikes!!! While this home sat vacant for a month, a pipe burst and mold took over. SERVPRO to the rescue! We were able to completely restore the home.

How to Remove Water in Jacksonville 

If you've ever had a plumbing mishap of any size scale, you know water removal from your home is not as simple as mopping it up or throwing a towel over it. With excess water in your home, it is often necessary to obtain professional help. 

Water Removal in Jacksonville can be daunting if you are not sure where to turn for assistance. If a kitchen pipe burst while you were away, chances are you may have one or two inches of water in your kitchen when you arrive back home. The trained technicians at SERVPRO are ready to assist you quickly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Before removing water, technicians stop the source to ensure additional water does not come into the impacted area. SERVPRO technicians then begin the extraction process. For water deeper than two inches, a submersible pump is used to pull water out of the home in conjunction with extractors. 

Significant amounts of water require a truck-mounted extractor. The storage tank holds between sixty and one hundred gallons of water. After the professionals remove the majority of excess water from your home, portable extractors remove the rest. Portable extractors have a five to twelve-gallon solution tank and a five to twelve-gallon waste tank. Our highly qualified SERVPRO technicians make several passes over the impacted area to remove the ultimate amount of moisture. 

After extracting water, drying the area is the next essential step. High-velocity airflow coming from air movers ensures faster evaporation by removing the damp, moist air from the room, and replacing it with drier  air. If cabinets are wet from the spill, wall cavity ventilating systems direct the air to open spaces to help mitigate damage. Dehumidifiers work together with air movers to ensure restoration to preloss moisture levels in your home. 

SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is here to help you with water removal. We are available at all times and ready to assist you. Call us at (904) 721-2230, and our trained technicians make the water spill "Like it never even happened." 

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