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Cleaning Up Smoke Odor in Arlington, FL Home

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Our SERVPRO teams can rid your home of smoke odors after a fire occurs. Just call (904) 721-2230 for assistance.

From Harsh Combustion Odors to Trapped Smoke, We Have Several Deodorization Strategies for Arlington Properties. 

Often odors can be one of the most formidable obstacles after a fire. With how easily smoke smells can travel, many strategies exist for overcoming these threats. General restoration tasks can reduce odors, including:

  • Surface cleaning with dry ice pellets
  • Air filtration
  • Odor counteractant products
  • Fire debris removal

How Do Odors Get Removed from The House? 

Removing odors from the property is one of the final focuses of fire damage restoration for Arlington residences. Larger open areas contending with a harsh smoke smell can use hydroxyl generators and HEPA filtration, while thermal or ULV fogging is ideal for penetrating porous building materials.

What Options Exist for Content Deodorization? 

Your personal belongings can become equally impacted by heavy smoke damage and trapped odors. While the measures used to counteract the threat on the property might also work for porous contents, the most efficient strategy for damaged items is our in-house ozone chamber. This portion of the warehouse can safely utilize the deodorizing powers of generating ozone to recover many damaged belongings simultaneously.

After a fire, smoke odors can be an overwhelming condition. As widespread as these threats can become, we have experienced technicians to help. Call our SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East team at (904) 721-2230 for effective fire damage restoration.  

Fire Damage Restoration in a Jacksonville Home: A Brief Overview

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

destroyed home from fire and water SERVPRO provides demolition, cleanup, and restoration while securing your Jacksonville home after a fire damaging event.

Fire Damage Restoration for a Jacksonville House

As most homeowners know, fires are among the most devastating disasters a residential property owner in Jacksonville can face. Following the fire, you must consult with a professional fire restoration company. To learn more about fire damage restoration and what you should expect during the process, review the following outline:

What Exactly Does a Fire Damage Restoration Company in Jacksonville Do?

After emergency professionals complete their extinguishing of the house fire and possibly rescue efforts, they determine if your residential property is safe for reentry. Your first call should be to your insurance company. Your next one should be a call to a fire damage restoration team like SERVPRO. These professionals assist you by cleaning up any damage caused by the fire. They also ensure that damages from the fire do not spread throughout your property. In addition to removing fire damaged items caused by the fire, these restoration specialists eliminate smoke damage, soot, and water damage. They also inspect your property to identify and eliminate any mold or mildew damage.

The Fire Damage Clean Up Process

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, they complete an assessment to determine the extent of the fire damage. They inspect the property inside and out. The structural integrity of the house is of paramount concern, along with other potentially existing fire hazards. Once these restoration experts have completed the property damage assessment, they can design and implement a plan of action.

If you have fire damaged roofs, doors, walls, or windows, the recovery team secures the area. This action requires that they board up windows, strengthen walls, or cover holes in the roof with tarps. Once these technicians have secured the premises, the restoration experts start the cleanup process. In some cases, your property may require water extraction equipment like pumps or vacuums to initiate the drying out treatment. Additionally, company professionals use dehumidifiers and air movers to limit damage to your carpet and upholstery. The recovery team also removes soot and smoke from your property.

If your residential property has been damaged by fire, it's essential to retain restoration services from a professional company you can trust.

The company to call is SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East. Our professionals have extensive industry experience and work to complete all the steps to get you back into your home. Your home can be renovated back to its original condition from cleanup, water removal, repair, and restoration. Call us now to learn more about the excellent, expedient services we offer. (904) 721-2230

Clean Water Can Still Cause Flood Damage To Your Arlington Home

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

shelved air dryers in warehouse Arlington flood damage from a storm, pipe, or hurricane is no match for SERVPRO's impressive arsenal of equipment and products.

Flood Damage to Your Property

Flooding typically causes people to think of water coming in from the riverbanks and spreading across the land, submerging the lower parts of homes as it flows through an area. Floods do happen this way, but there are other ways that flooding can affect homes.

Arlington homeowners can have flood damage from broken pipes that causes damage to smaller areas in their homes. When a pipe breaks, it can allow water to flow into a room until it is discovered and the water is shut off. Much of the water released into the home may travel down to the lowest level of the house.

Trained Flood Damage Restoration Technicians

We know that your home is important to you and your family, so we want to assure you that we are trained and experienced in all sizes and types of mitigating damage from flooding. Our goal is to restore your home, so flood damage becomes a thing of the past, and your life can return to normal. We accomplish this in the least intrusive ways possible. While we must remove walls above where the flooding has visibly affected them, we only remove those affected areas. Cutting straight across horizontally, replacing drywall as needed, and then applying putty to complete a solid wall again. Painting the entire wall can soon follow.

Flooring is an area of your home that will be the hardest hit in any flooding situation. We have specialized equipment that can dry your floors quickly. Padding, though, is often damaged beyond repair and requires replacement. Hardwood floors might seem dry, but our experience shows that moisture can hide within the spaces between boards, as well as under them. Large pads that produce constant heat can cause this excess moisture to evaporate quickly into the air, leaving your floor dry.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East can restore your entire home if needed, or only the areas that have been affected by flood damage. Call us at (904) 721-2230, anytime, for fast response times and expertise that can make everything "Like it never even happened."

What is the Best Way to Remove Smoke and Fire Damage from Walls in a Jacksonville Home?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged garage SERVPRO performs controlled demolitions for heavy fire damaged properties in Jacksonville. We also have products for removal of light soot.

SERVPRO is One of the Most Accredited Fire Damage Restoration Companies in Jacksonville, FL

One thing Jacksonville property owners should not do on their own is house fire cleanup. Using the incorrect technique for smoke damage removal can result in grinding the soot more deeply and staining. Handing the job over to SERVPRO guarantees the best outcome.

All types of fire damage in Jacksonville properties leave behind different types of smoke damage. SERVPRO technicians are careful in the methods they choose to remove residues on walls and surfaces in a residential or commercial building. The techs test the residues to determine if they are wet or dry smoke-type and choose the application and cleaning agents accordingly. Soot can pit or mar chrome and metal, so the techs typically clean and wrap those areas first; common examples are faucets and the handles on bathroom or kitchen cabinets. Wet smoke is one of the most difficult to remove and frequently requires agitation or immersion cleaning methods.

Smoke Damage Removal Methods

  • Chemical sponges for picking up dry smoke residues
  • Cleaning solutions with solvents for stuck-on wet smoke
  • Soda or sponge blasting on framework or masonry to remove residual soot stains

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 ha professional, certified technicians that handle Jacksonville fire damage restorations with compassion and skill to minimize as much loss as possible.

Hurricane Preparedness for the Jacksonville Community

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipped stacked inside storage facility Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Prepare and should a storm affect our area, know that SERVPRO is standing by.

Prepare for the Storm Before it Arrives

We are regularly contacted to clean up after hurricane damage. A hurricane is a severe thunderstorm or cyclone-related storm that might strike anytime between June and November of every year. Those storms whip up winds that might come close to 75 mph. Those are some mighty winds. That kind of storm could damage an entire community. However, there are a few things that we suggest people do to stay safe during the storm in Jacksonville. We recommend that they prepare an emergency kit, make plans to secure the property at a moment's notice and establish a way to communicate with the family members in other locations.

The Emergency Hurricane Kit

Every hurricane emergency kit should include all the basics to safely get an individual or a complete family through the storm. First, it is essential to realize that you might not have any power. Therefore, it is a safe bet that you should only include items that run on battery power. Include several flashlights, extra batteries, battery-operated radio, battery-operated emergency weather station, a basic first aid kit, some nonperishable snacks, canned food, gloves, blankets, lighter, matches, bottled water, extra clothing, emergency siren, extra medicine, cash, and pet food for pet owners. Store the items together in a safe and dry place for use.

Securing The Property Before A Hurricane

You hear that a hurricane is on the way. Remember, those winds could damage your property. Start removing outside furniture, plants, cans, and other loose items. Store them in a safe place, like the garage or a basement. Remove any low hanging, dangling tree branches that might blow down against the windows. Board up all the windows on your home and your garage—place bags of sand around exterior areas of the home that might experience flooding. Move important personal papers to a waterproof safe or up to higher floors. Establish a safe room for the family to stay, if an evacuation was not ordered.

Keep Communication Open During A Hurricane

Indeed, it is also essential to keep communication open with your entire family. Establish a way for your family to communicate with each other during an evacuation if other members are in different locations. For example, through a median cell phone number, email, or even over social media sites. Arrange for a place to meet, at a shelter or checkpoint outside of the hurricane zone, if possible.

If you require a quick and efficient clean-up because of water damage or flooding after a storm, call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East. Our trained technicians can arrive fast and restore your property to normal. (904) 721-2230

Flood Damage Restoration in Jacksonville

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

Close-up of storm clouds gathering Storms are frequent in Florida. SERVPRO is always on call to restore any storm damage that comes your way

Recovery from Flood Damage in Jacksonville

Sometimes when a Jacksonville flood damage problem hits an area, people may be forced to leave their homes. Either by voluntarily going to safer grounds or by mandatory orders from government officials who have charge over the area, people may need to leave and take another shelter until such time that they can re-enter their local and surrounding areas. With this being said, emotions can often run high, and it isn't easy to begin recovery. However, once the reality sets in, homeowners and their family members need to initiate a process that will get them back to regular daily life as soon as possible.

Initiating Process of Clean-up by Hiring a Professional Flood Damage Cleanup Crew

To deal with this type of devastation, homeowners need to obtain professionals like the Jacksonville flood damage team at SERVPRO. These teams of professionals can help the owner with removing all of the floodwaters from the property. It is also important to note that the water removal process is done with different goals, objectives, and methods in mind. In specific, this team of professionals removes all of the water utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment. This equipment is specially designed to extract all the floodwaters from the home and perform the tasks of drying it. Also, to make sure that mold and mildew are not a problem that the owners may have to deal with in the future, this process is performed immediately, so the potential for further costly damage is prevented. Everyone should also know that the flood damage process is not complete until an advanced water inspection has been performed. The ultimate goal in performing this type of inspection is to get the home back to its pre-water damage so that the family can move back in with peace of mind and as quickly as possible.

The Process of Flood Damage Recovery is Documented and Monitored

Additionally, the homeowners should also know that the entire process is documented by the team performing the job. Because the staff is well trained and possesses the expertise to provide the best assistance possible, they also monitor the process thoroughly from beginning to end. In addition to removing the floodwaters and drying the affected areas, this staff is also trained to sanitize and deodorize appropriately with the best tools and equipment available. This part of the flood recovery process ensures that the home is restored to a safe and healthy environment before the family moves back into the house again.

So, for those interested in requesting the services of SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East, you can contact our professionals at (904) 721-2230.

Should Business Owners Act Fast in Handling Fire Damage Restoration in Jacksonville?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

table at restaurant set and ready for customers Commercial fire damage require quick remediation. Call SERVPRO today!

Act Fast by Contacting Professional Restorers like SERVPRO to Prevent Expensive Fire Damages in Your Jacksonville Business 

Gas leaks in the kitchen or electrical faulty are among the common causes of fire in most businesses and commercial properties. After the firefighters are done fighting the flames, it is crucial to avoid trying to restore the property using inexperienced restorers. Involving reputable fire restorers like SERVPRO is the first and safest step to take to get your business to its pre-fire condition.

Immediately we receive our client's emergency call, our team of restorers responds fast to help with fire damage restoration in Jacksonville businesses. We use the latest industry-standard techniques and high-tech equipment to restore our customer's property effectively and within the shortest period possible.

What to Expect During the SERVPRO Restoration Process 

  • Securing your business: We ensure to secure the property from harsh weather and vandalism during the restoration process. Our team of restorers can board up any openings using plywood and reinforce the sealing with two by two.
  • Damage inspection: After securing your business, we assess the affected area to help determine our customer's losses and damage. The inspection also helps us identify the best restoration techniques and equipment.
  • Preserving inventory: With decades of experience, our restorers can identify salvageable items and separate them from those damaged beyond repair. We can clean, dry, and repair the salvageable valuables effectively using innovative skills and advanced products.
  • Cleaning affected surfaces: Cleaning fire debris and smoke strains are critical to your employee's and customer's health. We can use shampoo super concentrate mixed with brownout to clean the browning on fabric surfaces caused by over-wetting.

To prevent the severe secondary damages of fire, ensure to act fast by involving reliable restorers. Contact SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for efficient and professional commercial fire damage restoration "Like it never even happened."

Arlington Homes Benefit From Professional Water Cleanup by SERVPRO

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

The Arlington Community Relies on SERVPRO for Water Removal Services 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Considerations During Commercial Mold Remediation in Jacksonville

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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

Business Owners in Jacksonville Trust SERVPRO Mold Specialists

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

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

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

  • Sodium-bicarbonate
  • Dry Ice pellets
  • Sponge

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

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

SERVPRO Supports Jacksonville with Flood Damage Restoration Services

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Jacksonville Venues for Animal Lovers 

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

  • Tigers
  • Lions
  • Leopards and pumas

The Legacy of Ninah Cummer in Jacksonville

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

Flood Damage in Jacksonville Homes is No Match for SERVPRO 

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

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

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