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Plumbing Materials Could Affect Your Need for Water Removal in Your Jacksonville Home in The Future

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

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The Potential Problems of Aging Plumbing in Your Home

While your house might offer comfortable living for you and your family, how much do you know about your Jacksonville home? Chances are if your residence got constructed before the turn of the century, its plumbing is not PVC plastic which is the preferred material used by contractors right now. Depending on its age, your interior pipes could be copper or lead as well, both of which come with their own set of issues as they age.

Understanding some of these concerns can help you to prevent ruptures and breaks in the future, ultimately negating the need for water removal services for your Jacksonville home. Unfortunately, there are too few homeowners that know anything about the makeup of their indoor plumbing, let alone some of the things to look out for as the years pass.

While our SERVPRO professionals can inspect these networks for signs of wear and degradation, understanding what you can look for yourself can also be a helpful tool. Most often, copper piping was used on many of the houses that stand today. This material is among the least likely to react to chemical additives in water from water treatment facilities, or adversely react to naturally occurring minerals in the water coming in from your local water distribution system. Copper is highly pliable, however, which makes it far more susceptible to high-pressure water and buckling due to losses in pressure on the demand side or supply side of your service line.

Lead plumbing predates copper and comes with an extensive list of potential issues and problems. Lead readily reacts to minerals, and could be prone to rust in the right conditions. More often, when lead piping fails it has a lot to do with the loss of structural stability and strength. There are evident health effects with lead plumbing, which has caused it to be banned for most new construction.

Water Removal Services

Older plumbing can often be attributed to the need for water removal services from our SERVPRO team. As your pipes age and wear down, they are far more prone to breaks, ruptures, and separations. From the time that an incident like this happens to when you can get the supply of water shut off, a high volume of water can affect and damage your home.

If you have a water emergency attributed to aging plumbing or other issues, trust the experienced professionals we have at SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East. You can reach our rapid response team anytime by calling (904) 721-2230.

Safely Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Jacksonville Home

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Safety is First Priority in Our Professional Flood Damage Cleanup Services

Water and flood damage can devastate your property in Jacksonville in a short amount of time. Heavy rains and storms can all result in severe damage and loss of possessions and property. If you have experienced such flooding in your home, you need to act fast to get the water cleaned up and the damage repaired.

If water has invaded your home and you now have to deal with flood damage in your Jacksonville property, it could be dangerous for you to attempt to clean it up yourself. Instead, leave a job like this to our professionals at SERVPRO. We have the training and equipment to be able to do the restoration of your home safely.

Storm Flood Damage

Structures that are storm-damaged could pose hazards. Floods can cause significant damage to your home. Long-term exposure to floodwater can weaken materials such as drywall and flooring, which creates a hazard for everyone. We look for structural hazards upon our arrival before we begin the water mitigation and restoration. In extreme cases, we may have an engineer inspect the building.

If gas is detected, we contact a local gas company or fire department right away and do not begin any work. If any water has entered from above, we check the ceiling cavities for trapped water. Drywall gets soft when wet, and ceilings could fall onto our SERVPRO workers during restoration. We drill weep holes to free any water trapped in the ceiling and are careful not to punch them in a row and perforate the ceiling.

Floors made of particleboard that have been exposed to water might not support the weight of people or machines. We examine your subflooring to figure out what it is made of and how stable it is.

Exposed nails, broken glass, splinters, or other sharp objects could be present in your flood-damaged home, so we also are careful where we step or pick up.

When all hazards are found, we can begin extracting the water from our truck-mounted pumps and restore your home.

SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is careful when restoring a flood-damaged home to keep all of our technicians, you, and your family safe. Residents in the areas of St. Nicholas, Fort Caroline, or Jacksonville can rely on our team to do the job safely and thoroughly when you reach out to us at (904) 721-2230.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville Westside / Orange Park Joins Our SERVPRO Family

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

We've Expanded Service Capacity & Capability

SERVPRO® of Arlington / Jacksonville East is proud to announce it has expanded its service capabilities further to deliver outstanding restoration and remediation services to commercial and residential customers in Northeast Florida. With the recent acquisition of the SERVPRO® of Jacksonville Westside / Orange Park franchises, the team increases its services and capacity with additional equipment, resources and team members ready to serve our Arlington and Jacksonville area customers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE SOUTH & SERVPRO® OF ARLINGTON/JACKSONVILLE EAST EXPANDS WITH ACQUISITION OF SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE WESTSIDE/ORANGE PARK
Service Capacity & Capability Expanded to Serve Community

Jacksonville, FL – August 16, 2021 – SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE SOUTH & SERVPRO® OF ARLINGTON/JACKSONVILLE EAST is proud to announce it has expanded its service capabilities further to deliver outstanding restoration and remediation services to commercial and residential customers in Northeast Florida and other locations. With the recent acquisition of the SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE WESTSIDE/ORANGE PARK franchises, the team increases its services and capacity with additional equipment, resources and team members ready to serve customers.

As a leader in the restoration industry and a large loss franchise, the SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE SOUTH, SERVPRO® OF ARLINGTON/JACKSONVILLE EAST and SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE WESTSIDE/ORANGE PARK team is equipped to handle any size disaster. In the event of a large-scale disaster, the team can also tap into more than 1,700 franchises nationwide to serve customers in Northeast Florida or at any location impacted by a disaster nationwide. The team of professionals are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to respond to customers and any size disaster.

“We are so grateful to our customers who entrust us to take care of their businesses and homes and I am so thankful to my entire team who works tirelessly to serve our customers every day. We welcome our new, talented employees that join us from SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE WESTSIDE/ORANGE PARK and are working hard to transition customers seamlessly from John Strachan’s team,” said Bryce Clark, Owner of the newly expanded team at SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE SOUTH, SERVPRO® OF ARLINGTON/ JACKSONVILLE EAST AND SERVPRO® OF JACKSONVILLE WESTSIDE/ORANGE PARK. “We look forward to providing the highest level of service to our customers, and continuing to serve our community,” added Clark.

Our team prides themselves on delivering outstanding services to Commercial and Residential customers, including:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Response & Major Event Clean Up
  • Specialized Pathogen Cleaning & Other
  • Cleaning Services
  • Rebuild and Construction Services (Fully Licensed Building Contractor)

Jacksonville Commercial Fires Call for Skilled Restoration Efforts

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Implements Proven Fire Restoration Methods for All Jacksonville Commercial Properties

Once your Jacksonville business has suffered damage in a fire, you want to restore it as quickly as possible to help you put the incident behind you. Rather than trying to tackle fire clean up on your own or have your cleaning crew try it, you are best off calling skilled fire restoration technicians to the job. SERVPRO has the equipment, methods, and experience to ensure the job gets done right the first time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, arriving on the scene within hours so that you can get your business restored quickly and efficiently.

Fire restoration at your Jacksonville commercial location lessens the chances you and your staff get exposed to hidden health hazards. All fire events leave behind soot and smoke, which can be hazardous to your health. Some materials do not burn cleanly and can lead to a chemical reaction when mixed with the heat of the flames. Our crew arrives fast to begin the assessment while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and foot coverings to limit the tracking of soot and contaminants into unaffected areas of your business.

What You Can Expect from SERVPRO for Water & Fire Damage Restorations

We understand that your business cannot experience lengthy downtime, so we act fast so that you can maintain or resume operations after the fire event. We provide:

  • Detailed contents/inventory cleaning and pack-out services
  • Temporary power to the impact zone should there be no electricity
  • Fire damage tarping/board up services to protect your commercial property from the elements or intruders 
  • Fire damage cleanup and smoke remediation to remove debris, replace materials, and handle foul smoke odors

Regardless of the kind of business you have, SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East is available to get to work fast on your fire restoration project. You can reach us around the clock by calling (904) 721-2230.

Preventing and Controlling Fire Damage in Jacksonville

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

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How to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Jacksonville House 

When a fire starts in the house, there are many types of damages to worry about. The fire itself can annihilate expensive items beyond repair, while the resultant smoke and soot can spread and stick to different fabrics and surfaces. To salvage your property, you need an experienced restoration company that can arrive quickly at your Jacksonville home on demand to begin the cleanup process.

If you are looking for fire damage restoration services in Jacksonville, SERVPRO is a great place to start. We have highly skilled, highly experienced, and IICRC-approved technicians who are ready to respond to any fire damage emergency. As a part of your community, SERVPRO strives to fight the effects of fire speedily and restore the original value of your property.

Fire Damage Prevention 

One of the best ways to limit extensive fire damage in the house is having a functional fire extinguisher on standby. When used properly, fire extinguishers can be very effective at controlling small fires. They come in five main categories, dubbed "A," "B," "C," "D," and "K." Each is designed to put out a different kind of fire.

Class A, B, and C extinguishers are commonly found in homes and businesses. The difference lies in their application during fire damage situations. Class "A" extinguishers work with ordinary materials such as wood, paper, and cloth. Class B extinguishers work with flammable and combustible liquids such as gasoline, grease, oil, and oil-based paints. Class C fire extinguishers work with electrical equipment such as tools, appliances, and other plugged-in equipment.

Class D and K fire extinguishers are usually found in factories and commercial industries, respectively. The former is used with flammable metals, while the latter works with animal oils, vegetable oils, and fats in cooking appliances. Fire extinguishers that are labeled "A-B-C" or "B-C" are created for multipurpose applications. You can find most of these in home improvement stores.

Of course, the size and nature of the fire are going to determine the effectiveness of your fire extinguisher at minimizing fire damage. For safety purposes, start by alerting other occupants in the building of a fire and then call the fire department. If possible, try to contain the fire in a single object (such as a wastebasket or a pan) and then find a clear escape route to get away from the toxic smoke.

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is available to assist you with fire damage 24/7.

Just call us at (904) 721-2230.

Calling SERVPRO Immediately can Reduce Secondary Water Damage in Your Jacksonville Home

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Spreads Quickly Throughout Your Jacksonville Home

Regardless of the size of the incident in your Jacksonville residence, effects can spread quickly to get out of control. With water incidents, overcoming these effects can prove problematic even for an experienced homeowner. Inadequate cleanup of water damages can lead to secondary effects like mold growth, so seeking out a team of professionals like ours that can arrive quickly and offer an experienced hand to the situation is critical to preserving your property.

Water damage in Jacksonville spreads throughout your home quickly, moving from the source out to adjoining rooms and areas, even affecting different floors of the home as well. Taking care of the situation as promptly as possible is critical to preserving the materials used to construct your home and the contents throughout it. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to your emergency to offer fast solutions to preserve at-risk elements of your property.

Water Damage Restoration

With our franchise offering service to our customers on a 24-hour basis, there is no reason why water damages should reach the point of structural degradation as they often do. With fast response to the situation, materials like drywall in your home have less of an opportunity to absorb the present moisture, swell, and erode. Within a short period from your call, our experienced technicians can arrive at your home and begin the assessment of the damage and the appropriate steps to protect your property and restore the damage it has sustained.

That assessment is performed by one of the highly trained technicians dispatched to your address. Our IICRC-certified team undergoes extensive training to obtain their titles but also continues to expand their knowledge and techniques through ongoing training opportunities provided through the franchise and online learning avenues.

If you want to know what makes our SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East team a wise choice to help you overcome water damage in your home, it begins with the commitment we have to provide our customers with experienced and educated technicians. Trust us to help you clean up the mess and restore your home by calling (904) 721-2230.

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)

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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.