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Flood Damage Cleanup and Fixing

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded sink No matter how it happened, you want to take care of flooding right away to avoid serious water damage from happening

Flooding from Heavy Rain Storms

Water Damage Restoration 101

When natural disasters like floods or fire take place in your home or office, dealing with a flood is typically one of the property owner's most pressing concerns. If you do not address the excess water in your home or office immediately, you could find yourself dealing with a wide range of unwanted health and safety issues. To ensure that your property is restored correctly and quickly, you need to attain professional water damage remediation services. Here are just a few benefits that result from taking this course of action:

 Preventing Mold Growth

 Find a professional restoration services near you to help prevent mold growth. When you have excess standing water in your home or office, you create the damp setting that mold likes to thrive in. When you hire a team of remediation specialists, they will utilize advanced methodologies and cutting edge equipment to quickly remove excess water from your property.

 Preventing Structural Damage

 When you hire a team of  restoration experts, they will help prevent your home or office from falling prey to structural damage. If excess water starts to seep into your property's structure, the result can be the deterioration of its stability and strength. This is why individuals who have been subjected to water damage often find that they cannot immediately reenter their property following a natural disaster. Restoration professionals possess the equipment and expertise necessary to recognize and remediate signs of damage quickly. In so doing, they can prevent deep, permanent structural damage from transpiring.

Water cleanup is a complex, time-consuming task that should never be completed by a property owner. Instead, you should contact a team of industry professionals to complete the remediation process on your behalf. The best company to call for excellent, effective restoration is SERVPRO. We offer 24/7 emergency assistance, excellent customer service, and affordable rates. Moreover, all of our technicians are IICRC-certified

Common causes of flood damage in your Arlington home bathroom include

Cogging in your pipes or drains. Toilet tissue can lead to blocked pipes easily. When you flush with a clog present, more water fills the bowl and spills onto the floor.

Another common reason for bathroom flooding is malfunctions.

A toilet float that is malfunctioning can cause water to fill and overflow continuously. Burst pipes can also cause major damage from flooding.

No one ever wants to open their bathroom door to find that there is a flood all over the carpet or floor. However, bathroom floods can happen when you least expect it, and it is often a problem that is panic-inducing for anyone who does not know how to fix it.

No matter how it happened, you want to take care of it right away to avoid serious water damage from happening, which is why you need the experts from SERVPRO helping you to clean the mess.

Common causes of flood damage in your Arlington home bathroom include

Cogging in your pipes or drains. Toilet tissue can lead to blocked pipes easily. When you flush with a clog present, more water fills the bowl and spills onto the floor.

Another common reason for bathroom flooding is malfunctions.

A toilet float that is malfunctioning can cause water to fill and overflow continuously. Burst pipes can also cause major damage from flooding.

Flooding can happen because of carelessness as well. If you don't keep an eye on water running in a clogged tub or sink, you'll have a huge mess on your hands. When you find a flooded bathroom for any reason, turn off the water supply to your sink, toilet, or bathtub at the valve right away. Then contact our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as you can. We have the expertise and tools to deal with just about any flooding problem.

We take care of all the standing water first with truck-mounted pumps. Then, we can get into the bathroom with industrial fans and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry the area out. Repairs that are needed are made, and if the flooring is ruined, including subflooring, we take care of this as well. Special moisture meters are also used to detect any hidden moisture or mold to ensure that the affected areas are completely clear of any more damage.

Call us! We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies in the Arlington area.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East
P: (904) 721-2230

11215 St. Johns Industrial Parkway #3
Jacksonville, FL 32246

How to Cope with a Water Damaged Home after a Storm

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

illustration of homes under water Dealing with water damage can be stressful. We are here to help.

Florida hurricanes can dump torrential rains across Jacksonville within minutes.  

Storm damage, and indeed any kind of water damage, can wreak havoc on a house. The Jacksonville water damage is difficult to repair, but it is possible with the help of professionals.

Here is a step by step guide on dealing with water damage in your home.

1. Turn off all electrical power before re-entering the home. Wet wiring or electrical appliances can be an electrocution hazard.

2. Wear the appropriate protective gear. Wear sturdy clothing, boots, eye protection, thick rubber gloves, and a facemask or vapor respirator. This is important to protect you from potential dangers in water damaged home.

3. Re-enter the house slowly. Insects, rodents, and reptiles may have entered the home along with the water. These may bite if surprised.

4. Discard any textiles or anything porous. These items hold water and also provide a fertile breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other pathogens. Mattresses, box springs, and anything with fabric or particleboard will need to be discarded. Be sure to make a list and take photos of these items before they are thrown out so you can claim them with insurance.

5. Remove furniture, clothing, and anything else you hope to save. Clothing and furniture can often be professionally cleaned and salvaged.

6. Remove leftover water if possible. Mop or use a wet vacuum to remove standing water. Liquid left standing or soaking a porous object will begin to breed bacteria and mold within 24 hours. Dry anything that is damp and open windows to maintain good ventilation.

7. Call a professional water damage restoration service. While you can handle the first six steps on your own, you will need a professional to make your home safe and structurally sound. A professional restoration service will know how to identify areas where water is likely to collect and dry these. In addition, these services have the equipment to quickly dry hard-to-reach places and kill infectious microbes.

It is natural to be stressed when your home suffers water damage in Jacksonville. It is important to remain calm and methodically work at restoring your home to a safe place to live.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is a 24/7 emergency water removal & flood clean up repair service company, and our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every water damage situation.

Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice in Arlington for Commercial Water Removal

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Outside view of multi-story office building Does your office building have water removal needs? Call SERVPRO today for fast, effective remediation.

For Professional Water Removal in Your Arlington Commercial Space, Call Us at SERVPRO!

Commercial water losses call for swift action so that you can get your business back up and running. Not only that, but the longer that you expose the structure and all contents of your building to moisture, the more damage takes hold. Calling our team of skilled technicians at SERVPRO gets you the prompt response that you need to get everything cleaned up quickly. 

Commercial water removal in Arlington calls for skill and specialized equipment. Our goal at SERVPRO is to work on limiting the number of contents and building materials that need replacing. All of this is done by putting a plan of action into place and starting the restoration using advanced methods. 

Lessen Downtime 

For your business to be successful, you need to be open and functioning. SERVPRO technicians get to work on assessing your needs and extracting water so that your potential customers look elsewhere to bring their business elsewhere. 

Extract Water Efficiently 

Water removal goes faster when the right equipment is in use. SERVPRO arrives on your commercial property with trucks fully loaded with pumps and extraction tools to pull out as much water as possible. Portable pumps help extract water from carpeting and the padding below. We also use special attachments that allow us to reach behind baseboards and into tight spaces. Technicians also inspect all materials and floor tiles to see what can is salvageable and what must need replacing. 

Packouts and Drying 

Many commercial situations call for packouts to remove furnishings and inventory, bringing them to a dry place while the cleanup commences. SERVPRO handles large-scale packouts, using our Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to track all of the items that need moving into other areas. 

After all of the water is removed from the building, we use thermal imaging equipment to ensure moisture is under control. Our team then thoroughly cleans and disinfects to inhibit mold growth and the onset of any foul odors. From there, any items previously removed get brought back into their exact locations. We complete all of this so that you have little or nothing about which to worry. 

SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is here to ensure your commercial water removal project goes as smoothly as possible. If you call us at (904) 721-2230, we send out a team as quickly as possible to start in with an assessment.

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What To Do Following Fire Damage In Your Jacksonville Home

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess

Fire can destroy your home in the blink of an eye. Even though the blaze might not be catastrophic enough to cause structural damage, you might still face many issues that ruin the house one way or another. Residues, especially those left by smoke mess with the visual appeal of the property. They might also leave bad odor necessitating serious deodorization efforts before your damage property can regain its preloss condition.

Consider the damage not only done by heat but by smoke.

The aftermath of fire

You might not realize this immediately after a house fire but soot residues differ significantly. Some residues are more difficult to clean than others, therefore, requiring care when choosing an approach. Our team in Jacksonville deals with dry, wet, protein and fuel oil smoke residues, eliminating traces of the loss “Like it never even happened.”

 Soot and Smoke

Fire produces both dry and wet smoke as it progresses through different stages of its burning cycle. When it produces a substantial proportion of one type such as wet smoke, the entire exposure falls under damage by wet smoke. Dry smoke contains limited amounts of aerosols and deposits smaller particles on surfaces. Cleaning after a house fire such as vacuuming or agitating these surfaces can, therefore, remove most of the deposits. Despite the easier removal, dry smoke deposits originate mostly from hotter fires, so they are likely to singe the surfaces.

 Particulates from ash

Wet smoke residues mostly originate from slow burning fires. This type of smoke is usually cooler, so it does not impinge on surfaces. However, its free-floating nature means it finds its way into enclosed spaces and crevices present in the affected area. Our SERVPRO technicians, therefore, prepare to do significant deodorization if we detect wet smoke is predominant in the affected environment.

 Unbearable Odor

Kitchen fires involve high concentrations of protein residues from burning meat, chicken or fish. Residue from these materials is ordinarily yellowish or amber, and it easily causes discoloration. The residue is also pungent that it necessitates thorough cleaning of all areas close to the affected areas. Our techs at  SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East are likely to clean the entire house if it is affected by such smoke to get rid of the odor.

What should a homeowner do after a loss by fire?

While residents of Jacksonville are no strangers to the threat of natural disasters and severe weather conditions, many homes face threats that could not get predicted by a meteorologist. When your house suffers the widespread effects of a fire, you might struggle to know what to do once the first responders have extinguished the flames.

Contact the insurance company

One of the first things that many Jacksonville homeowners want to do once this situation happens to them is to assess the fire damages for themselves. In truth, the first thing that you should do beyond assessing the status of your entire family and occupants of the house is to contact your insurance provider. They can provide you with some insight into what they need to get a claim started which can ultimately cover the costs of the restoration process.

SERVPRO is your neighborhood fire damage restoration company. 

While your insurance company is not just going to take your word for it, you can rely on our SERVPRO rapid response team to help you catalog the damages that your house has sustained as well as perform preliminary mitigation work to prevent the fire damage from getting worse while you await restoration work to begin. This mitigation process can ultimately save you money, and help to ensure that restoring your home does not take longer than necessary to accomplish.

One of the benefits of using our SERVPRO professionals for both estimation and restoration steps is that our experts can work directly with your insurance provider to make the process as seamless as possible for you. This communication helps to keep everyone on the same page and can expedite the claims process instead of requiring legwork from you in an already traumatic time.

Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess. From specialized equipment to highly trained personnel, the process is intricate and involved.

You can trust our SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East  team to help you overcome every obstacle between the damage and restoring your home to preloss conditions. Give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

Click here for the source on what to do after a fire from the Jacksonville, FL fire department. 

What are the different classifications of water damage loss?

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

home surrounded by flood water Although water damage can happen fast, there are ways to prevent a lot of it.

A quick reference guide from your Jacksonville water damage restoration neighbors.

Before Restoration Comes Classification. Here are the 4 Classes of Water Loss.

Although water damage is almost always devastating, it is not always the same regarding depth and scope. In fact, there are four distinct classes of water damage that a commercial or residential property can be subjected to. These classes demonstrate how widely water inundation and the damage it causes can vary. To distinguish between different levels of damage, water restoration experts utilize a standardized rating system that is broken down into the four classes that appear below:

Class 1

Class 1 water involves a level of water damage that only affects part of the room. This water also demonstrates a slow evaporation time. The materials affected by Class 1 water are low-absorbent and non-porous. They include things like structural wood, vinyl tile, particle board, and plywood.

Class 2

Class 2 damage includes a volume of water that impacts the entire room. This includes absorbent materials that can release evaporation quickly. Examples would include carpeting and cushions. The vertical seepage up the property owner's walls will be no more than two feet. Also, the moisture may be contained within structural elements like drywall.

Class 3

This class of water damage includes water inundation that comes through the property owner's ceiling. This water damage will affect the whole room, including materials that are elevated like draperies, ceiling tiles, and insulation. Class 3 water damage will also impact carpeting, cushions, and furniture in your water damaged home.

Class 4

Class 4 water damage pertains to special situations in which materials contain low levels of absorbance or porosity. These materials have been subjected to submergence and saturation. Affected materials can include masonry, plaster, concrete, and hardwood. This is especially the case for materials located in crawl spaces, basements, and subfloors.

Should You Remove, Cleanup and Repair Extensive Water Damage Yourself?

Irrespective of the class of water damage your Jacksonville property is subjected to, you likely want to eradicate it immediately. For this reason, many property owners rush online and access blog posts or web articles providing instructions regarding how to complete a DIY project. Don't take this course of action. DIY projects for water damage are always bad news because they make you susceptible to numerous health and safety hazards. On the other hand, industry professionals possess the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to complete the restoration work without endangering you or themselves in the process.

We are your Jacksonville area water damage restoration specialists. 

When water floods your home, don't worry. Instead, pick up the phone and call the trained professionals right down the street in Jacksonville. Flood cleanup and restoration services are one of our highly trained specialties.  Our IICRC-certified technicians work with impeccable passion to restore every nook and cranny of your home or office.

Locally owned company providing our neighbors with water damage restoration services in Jacksonville, Florida

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East  is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency. Call us today! (904) 721-2230

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Why Water Damage Restoration Companies are open 24 Hours

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

log cabin surrounded by water When your home is flooded, we can deploy our rapid water extraction team.

Pooled and flooded water, regardless of its origin, should always be removed quickly from a home. If left for longer than necessary, floodwaters and high volumes of water can begin causing massive problems for a home as well as its occupants.

The Importance of Water Removal Timeliness

A flood in your home can happen at any time including the middle of the night.  That’s why our local team of restoration specialists are ready to extract and remove your water mess. We prioritize speedy response times to any flooding catastrophe, as we understand the risks associated with a slow response to water cleanup calls. 

Our Jacksonville and Arlington water damage repair team is ready to clean up your mess in order to avoid further property damage. 

What are the common types of damage caused by water?

Structural Issues 

Arriving quickly on the scene, even in the middle of the night is  essential for making sure your home doesn't take extra and unnecessary structural damage. Water seeks out and slips through cracks, openings, and weak spots in the foundation and supports of your home, and particularly in older buildings. This can mean disaster in the form of structural weakening or collapse. Although significant damage may be sustained during the initial flood, getting water removed quickly is important to avoid further damage and flow. 

Bacteria, Mold, and Algae Growth 

High volumes of water almost invariably lead to rapid growth of microbes, algae, and mold in and around its surface. Algae and potentially dangerous microbes will typically form mostly in the water itself, reproducing at exponential rates. After a day or two of undisturbed reproduction, the waters will be very dangerous and transfer their microbes to other surfaces. Mold, on the other hand, will begin to rapidly form colonies in and around areas dampened by the waters, often developing into time-consuming and costly problems carrying their own set of treatments and protocols. 

Dissolving Chemicals and Materials 

Many materials dissolve in water, albeit at varying rates. Floodwaters may begin the process for some of these potentially hazardous materials, and getting them removed quickly is essential in stopping the damage from continuing. This may include drywall, household chemicals, paint, or many other materials commonly found in homes. 

Why Utilize a Skilled Water Damage Repair Business Close to the Jacksonville - Arlington area?

Knowledge of Water Emergency Procedures

We follow strict water emergency procedures when dealing with contaminated water. Performing quality actions to prevent additional water damage or possible infections. Look to our professionally trained technicians in Arlington to provide water removal services that aid in the prevention of potential hazards. With the proper application of our emergency service procedures, we can prevent contaminants from spreading and prevent health concerns from interfering with the water damage restoration process.

We care about your property and safety

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East work tirelessly to eliminate safety hazards on our job sites by posting the right signs and using the appropriate personal protection equipment, including boots, full-body suits, rubber gloves, respirators, and eye protection. While also working with your insurance company and within any local regulations to assist us in containing any contaminants that have the chance of spreading into other unaffected areas.

We work on getting the bad stuff that lurks in flooded homes

Some silt and debris can be considered hazardous waste, especially if they contain lead or asbestos, so it is important to handle the removal of these contaminants properly. Any contents or structure that can't be decontaminated or restored must be removed or replaced. Local, state and federal regulations have a big hand in deciding what is or is not allowed, but the type of material used during construction also plays a significant role. Highly porous items generally can't be disinfected and are replaced after being disposed of properly. Typically, any carpet and padding that is damaged by black water are removed and discarded because it is considered infectious waste and requires special procedures in some locations to remove properly. All dangerous materials need to be removed to decontaminate the job site and return it to working order before restoration is complete.

 It is possible to disinfect some surfaces with an EPA approved disinfectant applied with a pressure washer, including the surfaces of interior walls and other hard to reach areas that were contaminated by rising water or sewage. It's not uncommon for our technicians to transport sewage waste to an approved waste disposal site to properly dispose of this debris and wastewater properly.

 We are right around the corner in the Jacksonville - Arlington area.  

Not only are we reputable water damage repair professionals, we are also your neighbor. 

It is frustrating  to think that you could one day be the owner of a home invaded by mold or suddenly overcome with water. As much as you work to avoid it, several factors can unexpectedly leave you in need of expert advice. An undetected leak that deposits water in your attic or a broken appliance can all contribute to the accumulation of water in your home and all the aftermath it entails. Time is of the essence, and quick action can mitigate the extent of your loss.

Why use a local business like SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East?

  • Available 24/7 to receive your call and spring into action. 
  • Trained and certified in the latest industry trends
  • We work with insurance adjusters and handle the paperwork. 
  • We treat your home as if it was one of our. 
  • Located in the Jacksonville, Florida area. 
  • Locally owned and operated. 
  • Experience with residential and commercial water damage

So what happens when a water damage restoration company gets to your home? 

When our local Jacksonville water restoration employees arrive on the scene, we go over any safety concerns, such as water-saturated structures that might get weak due to moisture. Once it is safe, we determine which contents can be salvaged and move them into a dry area or prop them above water. Like you, we want to save as much of the items in your home as possible. Some materials, like carpeting and upholstery, may not be salvageable based on how long they were wet, but our team decides based on the readings shown by our monitoring tools.

 As soon as we exit our utility trucks, we use pumps and extractors to remove and clean up the mess.  Once we move on to the drying phase, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to help fan the air and speed up the evaporation process.. For any remaining odor, we utilize air scrubbers and air purifying techniques to neutralize the offending smells and make them a thing of the past.

Even when your water removal needs seem small, SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is at the ready to help you tackle the issue. By calling us at (904) 721-2230, we can provide our services and anticipate any further impact the presence of water can have on your home.

We are happy to serve the following communities

  • Arlington, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Fort Caroline, FL
  • St Nicholas, FL
  • Spring Glen, FL
  • Glynlea, FL
  • Merrill, FL
  • Jacksonville University, FL
  • Monument, FL
  • Regency, FL

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Fire Damage In Your Arlington Home

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is ready when you need help with fire damage.

Fire Damage Calls for Professional Restoration in Your Arlington Home

Regardless of the size of the fire incident, smoke and soot travel quickly throughout your home. Where ever smoke travels, you get hit with a sticky residue on surface areas that also permeates any porous materials. Dealing with a fire loss is much easier when you have help from skilled technicians trained to take care of your interior from the lighting fixtures and the cabinets through your walls and insulation. This is where the team at SERVPRO shines with all of the equipment and knowledge to handle any fire restoration situation.

When it is time for us to address fire damage in Arlington, our team at SERVPRO pays attention to the smoke patterns as they flow through the home. Smoke is known for drifting upward, but convectional currents also pull it through colder areas of the building. Any cavities or concealed spaces like cabinets have cooler interior temperatures than the rest of the room, so the smoke residue naturally accumulates in such areas.

Our Restoration Process
After we assess your fire loss and we put a plan into action, SERVPRO technicians pay attention to areas where smoke may have gotten into crevices and cracks. Cabinet handles and knobs are removed, and we use dry sponges to clear any interior residues from wood that is unfinished. If any residue is left behind after the dry sponge step, specialized cleaning products or denatured alcohol help to pull up residue without the potential for it getting further into the wood surface.

When it comes time to clean ceilings, our skilled technicians inspect your lighting fixtures to inhibit the onset of corrosion due to soot residue. Special precautions must be taken to ensure no further damage occurs, and we employ the use of electric circuit testers to rule out shock hazards. Pre-testing is also done with all cleaning methods and solutions to ensure no damage to your fixtures or any finishes surrounding them.

Insulation Permeation
Smoke and soot residue get everywhere, so it is only natural that your insulation must be checked. SERVPRO technicians might be able to remove the first 3 to four inches of insulation and replace it with new insulation. Many situations call for the full removal of insulation as foul odors often penetrate and linger, and it is often more cost-effective and efficient to replace the insulation in some cases than it is to try cleaning it.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is ready when you need help with fire damage. Give our team a call at (904) 721-2230, and we can come out for an assessment as soon as possible.

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The Science Behind Water Removal From Arlington Walls

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged room; flood cuts on walls to enable drying Sometimes we need to make flood cuts to enable drying the structure. We have the expertise to handle any water loss situation.

Water Removal from Your Arlington Walls 

Pipe leaks in the kitchen or bathroom often affect nearby walls and sometimes ceilings. At first glance, you may think that you need to rip out your drywall and replace it. You may have wallpaper coverings, and insulation to consider depending on the severity of the leak. However, it is often feasible to restore the drywall to the preloss condition with appropriate care and professional assistance. 

As previously mentioned, water removal from your Arlington walls does not necessarily mean that your walls, wall coverings, and insulation need replacing. While you are drying your floors, you also need to pay attention to your walls and ceilings to ensure they do not sustain secondary damage such as mold infestations, peeling wallpaper, or warped surfaces. 

Most homes have a single layer of drywall, and some areas of the house may have distinctive characteristics such as water-resistant or mold-resistant, containing a more substantial vapor barrier, for use around a shower or bathtub. Apartments or condos may have two or three layers of drywall to provide additional sound proofing between units. 

The restorers at SERVPRO make drying decisions based on your situation. First, they inspect the drywall using non-penetrating moisture meters to determine which area is wet. Since there usually are multiple layers between walls, technicians may use a penetrating moisture meter to determine the moisture levels in just the drywall. The penetrating moisture meters are useful when there are potentially false-readings due to metal components behind the drywall. 

When determining whether your walls are restorable, SERVPRO technicians look for the water category levels. Category 1 or 2 are restorable. We also ensure there is no visible swelling, intact seams, and no indication of mold infestation growth. Light water damage without sagging on a ceiling is also a candidate for restoration. Category 3 contaminated water and deeply sagging ceilings pose safety hazards that typically need replacing as quickly as possible. 

Drywall absorbs and releases moisture easily. Latex painted walls are porous, allowing moisture to evaporate more quickly than enamel paint. Vinyl wall coverings and paneling restrict moisture migration from the walls but also can trap moisture in with their impermeable finishes. Technicians may need to use additional procedures to dry through the vapor barriers, such as perforating or temporarily removing the vapor retarding material. To dry wallpaper, technicians may carefully remove the affected paper and attach it to an unaffected area, dry it through indirect air movement and heat, and reapply it to the wall. 

When there is water damage, SERVPRO aims for restoration over replacement, if at all possible. We make it, "Like it never even happened. Contact SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for 24/7 assistance. 

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Arlington

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke damage on the ceiling of this home after a fire This black soot and smoke residue requires being carefully wiped away with special chemical sponges that we utilize in our restoration processes.

Don’t Stress Over Fire Damage! Let SERVPRO Handle the Restoration in Your Arlington Home

Fire loss could leave your home damaged and destroyed in a variety of ways. Experienced SERVPRO technicians take the appropriate steps to restore your property and prepare for any necessary reconstruction. A structure fire, on any level, often requires rebuilding or repair, but this is only possible after skilled restoration professionals have addressed any immediate concerns.

When your home suffers fire damage in Arlington, debris and airborne threats often hinder the restoration process. SERVPRO do a walkthrough of your home, recording all conditions to help identify the best way to proceed. We advanced equipment and tools to remove stubborn soot and smoke residue to ensure no lingering odors are left behind. With the proper steps in place as early as possible, our team reduces the severity of damage and any hazardous effects. 

After Fire Loss

Immediately after a fire loss, debris removal is critical as soon as the structure is deemed safe to work. SERVPRO technicians remove burned construction materials, rubbish, and debris to help reduce odor and soot circulation throughout the home. After the initial cleanup, our skilled team can then use air cleaning equipment as necessary; air scrubbing technology and hydroxyl generators work to trap contaminants and particles using HEPA filtration to cut down odors drastically.


To address the fire damage, SERVPRO team members prepare the home for reconstruction by way of controlled demolition, as needed. This process helps to expose areas of the home that require restoration attention while allowing for seamless transitions between build back and mitigation efforts. 

Any fire can be devastating to your home, but tried-and-true methods for restoring structural integrity and fighting soot and smoke odors is something SERVPRO excels at odor removal. Our technicians use eco-friendly cleaners, wet and dry cleaning, and other technology to remove odors and clean items. Depending on the level of damage, a combination of spray cleaning, abrasives, and immersion cleaning techniques are used to ensure the best result. 

At SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East, our teams can be deployed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services. We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call at (904) 721-2230, and we can send a team out as quickly as possible to get started.

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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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