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

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

A City Relatively Safe from Hurricanes  

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

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

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

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

Factors Making Jacksonville Especially Susceptible to Flooding, Regardless of Hurricanes

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

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

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

Antiquated and improperly maintained drainage systems

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

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

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

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

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

Removing the hazardous waters from your residence

Safely disposing of dangerous, flood-related wastes

Eliminating excess moisture from your home and its contents

Reconstructing any severely impacted or destroyed parts of your house

Neutralizing microbial threats and foul odors

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

The Tools Used for Jacksonville Water Removal

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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

High-tech equipment powers every SERVPRO water removal crew

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

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

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

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

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

Why Arlington Water Damage Mitigation Needs to be Fast

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse full of new equipment. A water damage of any size has no chance against SERVPRO IICRC trained technicians. They have the latest equipment in the business.

We respond to Arlington emergencies around the clock.

Mitigating water damage before the problem progresses can save you time and money in both the short and long term. Professional mitigation services like SERVPRO take many steps to provide timely and effective responses to developing situations.

One of the most important factors we consider when providing water damage mitigation services to Arlington households is our response time. We keep personnel ready to respond to emerging disasters on a 24/7 basis. If we can arrive at your home shortly after the problem started, we can often prevent many long-term effects from happening. Some of the effects that can be stopped with a fast response include:

  • Mold growth
  • Oxidation and rusting of metals
  • Standing water

Within hours of your call, SERVPRO technicians arrive on the scene with industrial-grade equipment to control the situation. Although these devices are effective for even the biggest disasters, they work best when damages are still small. The sooner you contact us; the more effective our services can be.

Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East before water damage gets out of hand. Our 24/7 phone line is (904) 721-2230.

Act Fast to Stop Mold Damage in Your Jacksonville Home

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse fully loaded. Mold issues in your home is no DIY project. Call the SERVPRO professionals for the mold remediation services.

The Story of Jacksonville’s “Harlem of the South”

In the early years of the 20th Century, Black Americans were developing and expanding their culture in ways that took everyone by surprise. Jacksonville proved to be at the heart of this movement, with Black-run businesses, theaters, musical groups, and other institutions springing up in LaVilla, or what many people called “The Harlem of the South.” Today, a few historic buildings are all that remains of what used to be the most important cultural hub in the entire region.

Starting around 1910, the stretch of Ashley Street from Davis to Broad became known to both locals and visitors as a center of Black culture, business, cooking, and travel. One of the first and most important structures in the area was the Richmond Hotel, built in 1909 as the nicest hotel in Florida that accepted Black guests. With business people overwhelmingly choosing this establishment over other hotels in the city, many other businesses sprang up around it, including a thriving street vendor scene. An open-market established a short walk away, but even closer to the hotel, people young and old sold fruit, clothes, shoe shines, and other services on every street corner.

Soon after, a colossal building known as the Masonic Temple opened, with offices, storefronts, and meeting places for the local Black community. For decades after its opening, it was considered one of the most impressive Black-owned buildings globally. This structure remains one of the few functional and prosperous elements that remain of the once-thriving Ashley Street scene. Other prominent areas included:

  • Brown’s Barber Shop, a local gathering place
  • The Hollywood Music Store, which supported the local music scene
  • Manuel’s Taproom, a famous entertainment hub in the 40s and 50s
  • The Boston Chop House, a pioneer in soul food and soups

It would not be until the era of the Civil Rights movement that this neighborhood began to decline. With desegregation opening the broader city services to Black citizens, there was less need to congregate in areas like LaVilla. Another blow came when the rail lines restructured and cut many jobs in the community. Other businesses closed after being beset by problems such as water and mold damage. The area began to depopulate, losing most of its character by 1970. Today, efforts are ongoing to preserve the remaining historic structures that tell the tale of the Harlem of the South.

Stop the spread of mold damage in your Jacksonville home

Mold damage to a Jacksonville home can destroy structural elements, leave behind foul odors, and even cause some health effects. The only way to protect your home from mold infestation is to hire a professional remediation company like SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained and certified to:

  • Identify the full extent of the problem
  • Apply treatments to a small area without disrupting the rest of the home
  • Recognize safety concerns and implement countermeasures
  • Completely remediate all mold damage in your home.

Calling SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East as soon as you identify mold damage can help us keep costs down and prevent further damage to your home. Contact us at (904) 721-2230.

Water Removal in Your Business.

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Low Country Boil Water removal services need to be done by the professionals at SERVPRO. We have the technicians and experience for your problems.

Come to the Social Saturdaze Premier Event at Jacksonville's Red Grill Bistro

Saturdays are always a good day to take off and relax. A favorite way for some to relax is to go out and have a drink. On January 23, the Red Drill Bistro located inside the Wyndham Garden Hotel is hosting a special "day party" where both couples and singles are invited to come out and socialize. The party lasts from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and it will feature the following:

DJ Guru will play soul and R&B music all night.
There will be a special live performance from the local band Groove Coalition.
The venue offers a delicious food menu as well as drink specials.
There will be free raffles for a variety of prizes.
Tickets are only $5 for basic entrance, and there are VIP tables available at a higher cost.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East remains a good choice when looking for water removal companies. Call us 24/7 at (904) 721-2230 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fun and Learning in a Safe Setting for Jacksonville Families

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Two children dressed the same outfit in front of elephants. Take your little ones to the Zoo Tots program at the Jacksonville Zoo, they can have fun and learn safely. What a great way to get out of the house.

Entertain your Toddler at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The current situation is challenging for a parent with small children needing to create socially distanced activities for toddlers and pre-school children in Jacksonville. For an educational, exciting, and interactive activity, a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is the answer you seek. Their “Zoo Tots” program invites little ones to learn about the animal kingdom while sitting outdoors. Changing weekly themes keeps the program exciting for its students and their parents, and it is sure to bring joy to all. Some logistical highlights include-

  • Zoo Tots is open to children ages 3 through 5 with one parent or guardian
  • Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting
  • Entry into the Zoo is not necessary. Zoo Tots is held in the portable campus located on the South end of the parking lot
  • The program is a child-friendly period of one hour
  • Registration is required and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Zoo is an excellent option for homeowners who have called SERVPRO of Arlington and Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for water damage repairs. While our expert team works on your property, you can take your loved ones on a family outing. Our goal is to work quickly and leave your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Property and Fire Damage Do Not Mix in Jacksonville.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Amelia Island State Park If your business is suffering from fire damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed.

For Fire Restoration Services at Your Jacksonville Commercial Property Call SERVPRO

Jacksonville, FL, is currently the largest city in the state by both size and population. The town itself has a population of a little over 900,000, and the metro area has a population of about 1.5 million. And the city is the largest in the United States by land area, with it spanning over 870 square miles.

The city was not always so large, but in 1968 the city government and the Duval County government consolidated to form one governmental entity. The consolidation then caused much of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area to be annexed into the city.

The area was initially settled by people belonging to the Timucua tribe. In 1564, the area was established as French Colony called Fort Caroline, making it one of the first European settlements in the continental United States.

Then, in 1821 Spain gave the Florida Territory to the United States, officially making it part of the country. The next year in 1822, the town was established and named after the Florida Territory's first military governor and the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson.

National Preserves and Historic Areas in Town

Despite the city's exciting nightlife and downtown scene, there are also things to do in the outdoors. The city is home to several beautiful city parks as well as state parks and national memorials. The most famous nationally-recognized sites in the city include:

Timucuan Preserve: This National Preserve site spans over 46,000 acres of waterways and wetlands. The land preserve was established in the late 1980s, and earlier this year, 2,600 more acres were added when two different private land trusts transferred the land near the Nassau River. The area is known for being where the second oldest piece of pottery in the country was found, dating back to 2500 BC.

Fort Caroline National Memorial: This memorial is located in the Timucuan Preserve and was erected to remember the early attempted French settlement. In the 1500s, Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere claimed the land and established it as a haven for French Protestants to escape the Catholic Church's scrutiny. Although the actual location of the settlement is not known, the memorial is said to be close to where the French settlers initially landed on the banks of the St. John's River. The settlement only lasted for about one year when the Spanish took it over and renamed it San Mateo.

Kingsley Plantation: This plantation is the oldest standing one that still exists in the United States. The ranch was named after its previous owner Zephaniah Kingsley who lived there for 25 years. The plantation initially spanned over 1,000 acres, but most of that land has now been taken over by the forest, but about 60 acres of the original plantation land is accessible, including the main house and several former slave cabins.

State Parks in the City

The city also has a large number of state parks within its city limits. Each property offers its sceneries and recreational activities. Jacksonville is the home to the following state parks:

Amelia Island State Park: This park sits on the Atlantic coast, and it is home to 200 acres of forest, beaches, and salt marshes.

Big Talbot Island State Park: This nature preserve is a prime spot for photography, nature studies, or bird watching.

Fort George Island Cultural State Park: Located near the Timucuan Preserve, the park is the home to a former winter resort called the Ribault Inn Club, which is now used as the area's visitor center.

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park: For a small fee of $2, fishermen can have access to this pier that contains several prime fishing hotspots.

Little Talbot Island State Park: This 2,500-acre island sits just south of the Big Talbot Island State Park, and it houses salt marshes, dunes, and forests with a large variety of wildlife.

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park: This preserve is free to enter, and it is located just west of the Big and Little Talbot Islands.

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park: This park enables visitors to enjoy a picnic inside an authentic rendition of a Union and Confederate soldier camp.

SERVPRO Can Use a Variety of Equipment to Restore Fire Damage at Your Place of Business

Electrical shorts or appliances malfunctioning are common causes of fires in office buildings. Sometimes central heating units can malfunction and possibly cause a fire to start. Once the fire is put out, and everyone in the office is safe, our SERVPRO technicians can begin their mitigation efforts.

To start, our team makes sure that the building is safe for our technicians and any other occupants. If we notice dangers such as a possible electrical short or trip hazards due to fallen debris, we can fix the issues before any work commences. Once the work area is deemed safe, we can then take the following steps as a part of the restoration process.

Remove all burnt debris- If there is any loose debris hanging around or if some of your building materials got severely charred, then we can remove all of it and dispose of it in sealed plastic bags.

Clean all surfaces where soot residues are present: When the smoke coming from the blaze gets into the air, it can harden when it touches cooler surfaces and leave behind soot residues. We can often use specialized chemicals and rags or dry cleaning methods to remove all soot residues.

Deodorize the entire structure- If unpleasant aromas still exist in your office after we remove all burnt debris and clean soot residues, then we can use an Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) or thermal fogger to dispense deodorants into the air.

Final Cleaning: Once all work is completed, we can conduct a final cleaning process to clean up any messes made during work procedures.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East can help you return your place of business to its original condition, "Like it never even happened." Call (904) 721-2230 24 hours a day for professional assistance. 

Water Damage in Your Arlington home.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fort Caroline Baptist Church Mold is an aftermath of water damage. Catch it early with the professionals of SERVPRO. We have the newest technology, and experience in our corner.

Arlington and Surrounding Neighborhoods Are Home to Several Churches that Hold Services on Christmas Eve

It has been a tradition for many families to attend a church service on Christmas Eve for a long time. Many churches hold a special service on the day before Christmas, no matter what day of the week it falls. Some churches even hold the services at night, with some even starting at midnight to welcome Christ's birth.

One local church is offering a chance to attend a Christmas Eve service even during the current pandemic. The Fort Caroline Baptist Church is holding an exceptional service this year outdoors starting at 5:30 p.m. Those who wish to attend need to remember the following:

Online reservations are required since seating is limited.
You are asked to bring your own chairs and blankets to sit comfortably outside.
Social distancing and wearing face masks will be required.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East has a vast amount of training and experience in mitigating mold damage. Call us at (904) 721-2230 24 hours a day and seven days a week.