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Where Does the Water Go After a Supply Line Breaks in My Arlington Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak Why SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East? We are ready 24/7 to assist with water damage repair in your residential space.

Water Damage Repair in Your Arlington Residence Is Not Complete Until Moisture Migration Is Traced and All Affected Spaces Dried Out

Water is, by definition, a fluid substance, and when it pours out of a ruptured pipe in your Arlington dwelling, it does not remain in place. Instead, it seeks any outlet, including cracks and crevices, trickling and percolating into recesses. Particularly permeable materials such as drywall, insulation, and laminate flooring wick water quickly, but even supporting structures and fixtures made of wood absorb the water eventually, swelling, distorting, and losing strength.

What Is the Solution to Wayward Water?

Visible standing water damage repairs in your Arlington house are straightforward--see the water and extract it. Following the migration of the water requires a different skillset, as does removing the water when located. These needs are why professional water restoration technicians earn certification in the techniques employed to discern where the water flowed, and the tools used to reach that end:

    •    Moisture detectors -- to trace the outline of the water incursion
    •    Moisture meters -- to measure the level of excess absorbed water
    •    Infrared imaging -- to evaluate temperature fluctuations and determine when trapped water might lie

How Do Restorers Remove Hidden and Absorbed Water?

Professionals  consider a range of strategies to evacuate liquid water and to evaporate moisture absorbed into structures. Knowledge of these resources is why SERVPRO managers and technicians obtain training in restoration industry best practices. We use extensions on portable extractors to reach into recesses to pull out water. In some cases, carefully controlled demolition such as removing sections of drywall (flood cuts) or drilling holes in walls or masonry provide a release for the water and repair after drying. We accomplish drying by striking a balance among air movement, temperature, and dehumidification using commercial grade equipment. Drying goals have as a baseline the moisture data collected during migration testing. Periodic retesting of the wet materials establishes that the drying is occurring and guides us as to when drying efforts can stop.

Why SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East? We are ready 24/7 to assist with water damage repair in your residential space. Call us at (904) 721-2230 immediately after the plumbing fails, so we can get to work promptly.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Arlington, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East today at (904) 721-2230 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Tips to Keep Teams & Businesses Safe During Covid-19 Pandemic

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

hand wiping a black desk with an orange rag There are times when dusting is not enough. SERVPRO offers enhanced cleaning services.

Arlington Business Community Prepares to Open

Our team at SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East encourages our customers to keep the Workplace Safe to help protect your team and employees. Here are some guidelines to help your team healthy:

Good Hygiene

Good hygiene is critical during these unprecedented times with COVID-19.

  • Encourage employees to stop shaking hands
  • Greet others with a hello using social distancing measures and non-contact methods
  • Wash hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer throughout the day
  • Cover coughs and/or sneezes and avoid touching your face

Cleaning Specialists

We are cleaning specialist and can disinfect surfaces like handrails, doorknobs, offices, tables, desks, and tablets/computers and we also suggest:

  • Open windows or adjusting air conditioning to help with increasing ventilation
  • Postpone large meetings and gatherings
  • Assessing the risks of business travel

Food Safety

It is imperative to handle food carefully and to:

  • Limit sharing food and adhere to strict guidelines to prepare food safely
  • Strengthen health screenings for cafeteria staff and others who come in contact with food.
  • Encourage employees should stay at home if they are not feeling well or if they have a sick family member in their home

About Coronavirus

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has spread to 60 locations internationally (as of this publication), including cases in the United States. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID- 19”)  is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Schedule a Proactive Cleaning and Sanitization Today

If your business or home needs deep cleaning sanitization or emergency services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at  904-721-2230.

We Are The Experts You Can Trust In Arlington With Preventative Cleaning

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

hand with a pink glove wiping a computer monitor with a pink rag Remind employees to wipe down their computers. Rely on SERVPRO to clean your lobby and bathrooms.

Arlington Businesses and Residents Should Take Precautionary Steps

Preventative Cleaning and Disinfecting in the Arlington and Jacksonville area

Arlington is just as affected by the pandemic as the rest of Florida and much of the country. The continuous reporting on the news points to the need for preventing the spread of the virus to avoid saturation of our healthcare facilities. Most importantly, there is a shortage of tests, masks, ventilators, and other resources necessary for those who contract the virus. Under these grim circumstances, we must heed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and take an active part in preventing the spread of this virus.

We can help minimize business interruption. Our SERVPRO team is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the Jacksonville and Arlington communities we serve.

At home, we can become an active part of protecting those most vulnerable. SERVPRO and its professional team can also help to add a layer of safety for those around you. We practice social distancing while working in your home, and our trained staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). We apply EPA approved cleaning solutions designed to sanitize and disinfect in your Arlington home, without causing other health concerns. Many of our customers inquire about the difference between cleaning with household products found in supermarkets and cleaning with products available to industry specialists like ourselves. Our standard suite of cleaning solutions and techniques we use to apply them are approved by the EPA and considered industry-grade. The chemical composition of our cleaners goes further into eliminating pathogens and microbes from the touchpoints and surfaces in your home, which translates into a sanitized and disinfected environment for you and your family.

At SERVPRO of Arlington/Jacksonville East, we realize these are scary times, and preventative cleaning is more important than ever. Please follow the guidelines established by local government and healthcare professionals. For help with cleaning your business, commercial property or home, call us at 904-721-2230. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

If Your Floors are Soaked it's Time to Call SERVPRO

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

air dryers SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East uses equipment designed to dry out your home

Restoration of a Saturated Home begins with Water Removal in Jacksonville

Why SERVPRO is the Restoration Company to Take Care of your Jacksonville Property

After a downpour that caused flash flooding in your Jacksonville home, restoring things to how your family remembers becomes crucial. As water sits inside your home, existing damages steadily worsen, and advanced secondary stages begin.

Right around the corner there is a SERVPRO in Jacksonville to assist you.

Preventing extensive damage and ending up with a healthy, clean home in Jacksonville becomes a reality more easily when removal services start the restoration process of a saturated home. Without this service, drying processes take longer, increase the use of electricity, and provide less desirable results overall. The drying process alone may seem adequate when it saturates materials and belongings, but removing the majority of standing water considerably speeds up recovery efforts.

Clean water, such as from a tub that overflowed or a broken pipe causing it to collect all over the floor, can slowly seep into your lower walls, carpeting and wooden floors, their padding or underlay. It can eventually find its way into lower levels of your home, affecting wiring and insulation. When flooding happens in your neighborhood, filthy water can encroach into your property and flow steadily into your residence. Dragging fine silt and mud into your property, in addition to disease-causing pathogens, this mixture can lead to a multitude of problems involving not only your home but also your family members and pets.

Our team at SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East uses equipment designed to extract the water damaging your home and belongings quickly so the rest of the work can commence as soon as possible. Waiting for floodwater to recede allows extra time for damages of all kinds to escalate, indoor air humidity levels to increase, and pathogens to multiply. Removing otherwise clean water helps overall efforts in restoring your home by keeping this damage from progressing into Category 2 or 3 as organic-based materials continually decompose from contact with it. The less work required, the sooner your family can return home and live "Like it never even happened."

Our Green Fleet ensures that homeowners' needs regarding the protection and restoration of their properties receive the correct response from trained professionals who care about our community. Because we never consider a job too large or small for our attention, you can rest assured that we can help restore your home to preloss condition, quickly, efficiently, and while keeping costs manageable for you.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East is proud to serve our community using the latest techniques in restoration science. When your home needs extraction to prevent increased damages, contact us for fast service and friendly service. Our 24-hour service line is (904) 721-2230, so please do not hesitate to call when you need us.

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

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

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

Handling Bathroom Water Removal in an Jacksonville Residence 

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

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

SERVPRO's Commitment to Education

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

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

What SERVPRO Can Do

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

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

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

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Our Technicians Are The Best To Handle Your Arlington Mold Damage

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

Reasons for Mold Damage in Arlington Homes

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

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

Why SERVPRO?

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

Professional Scoping 

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

Another Common Cause

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

Remediation Techniques

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

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

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Our Experts Discuss The Tools To Eliminate Water Damage In Arlington

11/24/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Has the Tools to Eliminate Water Damage in Arlington

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Experts Discuss Our Restoration Strategies In Arlington

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged flooring in kitchen We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Restoration Strategies In Arlington

When water leaks occur in your home, it is always advisable to implement immediate mitigation of the damage as quickly as possible. Some folks try to perform the cleanup themselves, only to have to call in the experts after mold and mildew appear. Long term moisture situations can also cause structural damage to your home, which can cost thousands of dollars in repairs.

SERVPRO has been responding to water damage events in the Arlington area for many years. We have the equipment and team members to respond to any size disaster and can call in experts from other SERVPRO franchises if needed. Our experience has taught us that the total damage can be managed more effectively if the response is immediate. Our professionals are available on a 24/7 basis.

Tips in Dealing with Water Damage
Always make sure it is safe to enter the area where there is water damage. Ensure that there are no electrical or other dangers to avoid. Stop the source of the water as quickly as possible. Call SERVPRO to help remove the water and moisture in your home. Use mops, towels, and even blankets to remove as much standing water as possible. Remove any area rugs, books, magazines, and items that could leach dyes onto carpeting. Place all furniture on blocks to avoid leaving marks in carpeting.

SERVPRO Can Help
While consumers can remove much of the water from a leak in their homes, moisture can remain in carpeting, underpads, wall cavities, and many other difficult to reach locations. Our technicians are trained to locate these hard to reach spots and deploy the necessary equipment to remove the moisture.

We remove all moisture. SERVPRO can set up air movers and dehumidifiers, create negative air spaces, force air into cavities, and check for humidity using infrared cameras. We also deploy water extractors and sump pumps for more significant water situations. Whatever water damage event you are dealing with, we have the team and equipment to respond. Our technicians can return your property to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Fort Caroline, St Nicholas, Spring Glen, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Property Damage from a Storm, Blaze, Mold, or Leak at Your Arlington Home? Just Call us, SERVPRO for Cleanup, Restoration, and Even Rebuild Services

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

The Relief of a SERVPRO Box Truck at Your Arlington Home after Property Damage Is Priceless!!

Why Arlington Residents Choose SERVPRO for Restoration Services in the First Coast Area

The primary goal of a restorer is to return a property to its preloss condition. The task is a multi-faceted one which requires a strong skill-set as well as advanced equipment to complete successfully. Properties can sustain many different types of damages during there lifetime. Some types of damage may be related to water, flooding, or storms. Others may be the result of microbial growth in the form of mold or removing smoke residues after a kitchen fire. Since many of these duties overlap, restoration services need a diverse team of technicians with cross-training to truly make property damages "Like it never even happened."

Storm
Being situated on the coast, restoration services for storm damage in Arlington are an unfortunately common part of our business practices. Periods of the year where strong winds or heavy rainfall occur can take their toll on your home, pulling off roof tiles or damaging doors and windows. In some situations, flooding can occur in the ground levels as a result of nearby road overflow or falling debris that opens up cavities for rainwater to fall into.

We ensure that there are SERVPRO technicians available on-call in Arlington and the surrounding area should you require out of hours emergency assistance. Water damage increases exponentially the longer it remains untreated, meaning that a clean water emergency can quickly deteriorate into a contaminated water disaster. Our restoration services incorporate microbial growth control as well as a full scoping procedure to ensure that your home is safe and secure in both the short and medium term.

It is not uncommon for the impact of a storm to require some reconstruction or remodeling work. SERVPRO can engage on your behalf to ensure that you only have to deal with one restoration service from start to finish, us. We can also spot and neutralize potential hazards so that a workforce can enter the property to begin reconstruction work on your Arlington residence. Restoring power to a property, or performing emergency board ups on windows and doors are vital procedures which secure the property and mitigate further losses until the restoration, and if needed, rebuilding are completed.

Fire
One restoration service we provide is structural and contents cleaning after fire damage in your Arlington home. Smoke residues are frequently deposited throughout the property during fires and can enter your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. SERVPRO fire restoration technicians are trained to understand the patterns of smoke movement throughout a property and can pinpoint areas that require extra attention or specialized cleaning solutions like duct restoration.

We conduct a pre-test of contents and structure that have been affected by smoke or fire. The pre-test provides a SERVPRO restorer with a clear picture of the type of residues left behind. Residues can be oil-based, in the case of protein or synthetic fires, or water-based where natural materials like wood have burned. When soots settle on surfaces, they often need to be dissolved in a solvent solution for complete removal. Pre-tests inform SERVPRO technicians of whether to use oil or water-based chemical agents to ensure the best results.

One critical concern for homeowners in Arlington that have experienced a property fire is odor control. Malodors are microscopic particles that can become embedded in surfaces or fabrics. The best method of removing odors is to recreate the conditions that caused them. In the case of a fire, thermal ULV foggers can be deployed which produce a solvent vapor that mirrors smoke. The vapor contains chemical pairing agents which bond to odor particles and cause them to drop to the ground where they can be wiped or vacuumed away, leaving no residues. Other compounds simply float away with the air currents.

Water
Slow leaks are tough to spot but can cause extensive water damage to your Arlington home. Often hidden behind drywall or underneath floorboards, these issues only become apparent once warping, staining or buckling is visibly apparent. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can detect moisture that is invisible to the naked eye using infrared thermal imaging cameras.

Starting from the source of water, we can work our way outward performing restoration services along the way. Readings can be taken from materials throughout the inspection phase. Using moisture sensors to penetrate surfaces, SERVPRO technicians can get an accurate picture of the moisture content in structural contents. Arlington properties with hardwood flooring can be temporarily removed to gain access to the subfloor and thoroughly dry the affected area. Before replacing it, floorboards can be sanded to level out signs of warping or buckling. We are also prepared to enter crawlspaces for drying the underpinnings.

Areas that may have restricted access, like wall cavities, for example, can also be treated by a SERVPRO technician. Using injectidry systems, technicians can circulate airflow inside a cavity or raise the surface temperature using rapid air-movers. Doing so encourages evaporation of interior moisture pockets. Moisture that has evaporated into the surrounding air can then be drawn into dehumidifiers or exchanged for drier outdoor air to ensure humidity remains under control.

Mold
In almost all types of restoration service, controlling microbial growth is a factor. Mold spores are a natural part of any home environment but become a problem when they come into contact with moisture and can proliferate in a short period. Property owners that discover mold damage in their Arlington home are often surprised to learn that the cause was a pre-existing water issue or a previous restoration service that left behind damp spots or moisture residues.

At, SERVPRO, the mold remediation process begins by establishing a containment zone. Containing is essential to preventing the infestation from spreading throughout the property while intensive cleaning methods are taking place. Clean rooms may be established for decontamination as well as plastic sheeting being put in place. Negative air pressure can help to prevent the spread of mold spores during the remediation process.

The most effective methods of remediating microbial infestations are through tackling the source of the issue, by drying and controlling humidity. As an extra safeguard, SERVPRO technicians can use biocides and anti-microbial treatments throughout your Arlington home. These can be incorporated in base-coats of paint for walls and ceilings, or as a spray on treatment for carpets and flooring. Anti-microbial treatments are an essential safeguard against recurring damages in mold remediation.

At SERVPRO of Arlington, bringing your home back to a preloss condition is the core goal of our restoration service. Contact us today at (904) 721-2230.

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SERVPRO of Arlington Recognized as a Top 100 SERVPRO System Franchise Nationwide

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Arlington Top 100 Recognition

"Top 100" Award Means SERVPRO of Arlington Offers Stellar Cleanup and Restoration Services

Jacksonville, FL – June 3, 2019 – SERVPRO® of Arlington was named one of the SERVPRO® Systems’ “Top 100” Franchises in the nation. There are over 1750 franchises in the company. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of franchises to the SERVPRO® brand and distinction in endeavoring to support SERVPRO® as the Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company in the World. This Franchise is a strategic unit, one of only six, in the entire state of Florida for Large Loss Commercial Recovery, including hurricane mitigation.

SERVPRO® of  Arlington strives to deliver the following services to our Commercial clients and Residential customers:
?    Water Damage Restoration, from removal to drying
?    Fire Damage Restoration, cleanup, demolition, water extraction, and odor control.
?    Mold Remediation, certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT)
?    Cleaning Services, scheduled and emergency actions
?    Storm and Major Event Clean Up, a premier staffed and equipped franchise
?    Rebuild and Construction Services (Fully Licensed Building Contractor), a "one-stop" cleanup and restoration experience

"We are so humbled and grateful for this recognition. I want to thank my entire team who works tirelessly to take care of our commercial and residential customers,” says Bryce Clark, Owner of SERVPRO of Arlington. “It is an honor for us all, and we’ll continue our mission to assist our customers with all of their restoration and cleaning needs 24 hours a day.”

The SERVPRO Brand is synonymous with customer satisfaction at the highest levels. The efforts to make our customers feel "Like it never even happened," is the driving force that Bryce Clark and his team put forth every day and every hour. By once again earning a Top 100 Recognition, we are confident that we meet our customers' expectation.

For a fast and efficient cleanup and recovery from a water, fire, mold or storm damaging event to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Arlington 24/7 at  (904) 721-2230.

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Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Arlington

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen.

Fire Damage Cleanup


With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen. Clothes dryers were traditionally kept in basements, but with more recent construction, many have dryers placed away from outside walls in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The new locations mean dryers are vented longer distances, and the vents are installed with sharp bends and turns over longer distances, resulting in more places for lint to gather, which is the leading cause for a dryer fire.

Lint accumulation reduces airflow, creating the perfect environment for a fire and fire damage in your Arlington home. The best solution is to have straight, short, dryer duct venting. However, when a fire still occurs, you can trust our staff at SERVPRO to come to your rescue after the fire. We can get your home back to its state before the fire in a thorough and fast manner.

Our goal during mitigation is to secure your home and stop further damage. It can include winterizing the plumbing to prevent pipes from freezing, boarding up openings to secure the structure, and establishing a temporary source of electricity. If your home is wet from firefighting efforts, emergency drying is needed to stop secondary water damage.

SERVPRO staff then cleans the structure, focusing on removing smoke residues from the fire and deodorizing odors given off by these residues. We consult with you on what components can be cleaned and which cannot be. Repair or replacement is needed for anything that won’t respond to cleaning.

We also do what we can to clean your possessions of smoke residues. Sometimes, the contents of your home can be cleaned on site. Other times, we need to pack them up and move them to a different location for cleaning and storage. When it comes to electronics, furniture refinishing, cleaning of expensive artwork, and dry cleaning of clothing, we often subcontract this kind of specialty cleaning.

Sometimes, structural components may be too damaged for us to restore them to preloss condition. Reconstructing and repairing these elements may require different skills than standard home remodeling, so we hire licensed general contractors to help with reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Arlington is experienced in fire damage restoration specialists. We take care to restore your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Fort Caroline back to normal when you call us at (904) 721-2230.

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When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Not only do we restore your home, but we also salvage your precious photos.

Mold Can Cause Damage to Your Personal Belongings in Your Jacksonville Home


Stagnant water in wrong areas can be a nightmare for Jacksonville homeowners. As well as taking safety precautions against storms and heavy rainfall, they also often have to keep an eye on their plumbing systems and house appliances such as dishwashers and laundry machines to avoid undesirable water leakages. However, every now and then, accidents happen that cause water to penetrate different surfaces and items within the house, with unsightly consequences.

Photos and other precious items are some of the most vulnerable items to water damage and mold damage in your Jacksonville home. SERVPRO can help with mold damage remediation by dispatching our highly trained, highly experienced restoration experts to your site. Our methods, tools, and techniques are up to scratch with IICRC guidelines so that you can be sure of a smooth restoration process.

Once mold damage begins, the task of salvaging your photos becomes very difficult for SERVPRO technicians, but not impossible. Of course, the first step involves removing all the items from the standing water (where necessary) before commencing the drying process.

Generally, saving photographs from mold damage is harder than salvaging books and other items. Photographs tend to stick together due to coatings and emulsions, in addition to other items with which they come into contact. It is important to avoid making direct contact with the actual image, or else you risk incurring additional damage.

There are certain chemicals that can kill mold spores, but using them on photographs is more damaging than helpful. As such, SERVPRO mold remediation experts use special solutions to clean the frames and surrounding areas that may have sustained mold damage. Inactive mold spores can easily spread to other items and repeat the infection under the right conditions.

Exposure to UV light, air drying, and freezing are some of the methods we use to inactivate mold. However, light can also lead to fading, so it is important to avoid too much exposure on the photographs– ideally, one hour at most. Once the mold is inactive, we complete the cleanup process by installing dehumidifiers and air movers in the room to curb future growth.

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Precious items such as photos are priceless, and you cannot afford to lose them to mold damage. If you suspect the presence of mold damage in your home, contact SERVPRO of Arlington immediately for mold remediation services. We are available 24/7, every day of the week at (904) 721-2230

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Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Over time your hot water heater can corrode and eventually cause your home to flood leaving you in need of professional water removal services.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal Services


The water heater in your Jacksonville home works very hard, holding and transferring water continually from installation to failure or replacement. Deposits accumulate over time on the bottom of the tank, which corrode the heater elements and tank liner. Water quality, especially water hardness, influences how much sediment is deposited. Wear and tear on the piping and tank is also caused by the moving water. The hotter it is, the higher the fatigue.

Your water heater works harder than any other appliance, and in most cases, they fail gradually. However, if the bottom of the tank corrodes out, you can wind up with a deluge of water and the need for water removal services in your Jacksonville home. If your water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage is even worse. Either way, you need our staff at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess and dry out your home.

Upon arriving at your home, we carefully pre-inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Then our next step is to pump out any standing water. Walls and floors are inspected for any water as well.

SERVPRO staff uses moisture meters to find any hidden water in ceilings, walls, carpets, and flooring. Furniture is moved and set on blocks as necessary; then water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. We usually need to detach carpeting and extract water from the pad and floor. The pad is removed from your structure, and in most cases, needs to be discarded.

We check for any mold growth, which we clean if found. The back of the carpet and floor are treated with an appropriate antimicrobial or deodorizer. Carpeting is laid back down, while we extract water again from the surface fibers. Then we apply an antimicrobial or deodorizer to the face fibers if needed.

Drying equipment is placed in your home next, including air movers and dehumidifiers which deliver dry, warm air to the area. These machines are monitored daily to ensure the fastest drying time.

SERVPRO of Arlington ensures we inspect and dry your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Monument thoroughly after a water disaster. Just get a hold of us as soon as possible at (904) 721-2230, so we can help you dry your home back out.

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SERVPRO Can Restore Insulation In Your Arlington Home

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts have the right equipment to restore damaged insulation.

WHY SERVPRO Services Are Important When Restoring Your Water Damaged Arlington Home

Most property owners ask themselves WHY SERVPRO is the best when it comes to water damage restoration. We have the skills and experience of restoring structures after water events despite how big the structure is or the extent of the disaster. Our team understands the threat and amount of damage that can be caused by water. Therefore, we use specialized equipment to return your Arlington property to its former glory after water damage in Arlington.

After a water damage incident in Arlington, one of the most affected aspects of the structure is the insulation. Moisture affects the insulation's power. Our SERVPRO experts provide relevant advice and services on how to restore the insulation after it is damaged by water. The extent of damage on an insulation is largely determined by the type of material used to make it. In most cases, the insulation is matted. Therefore, the only option is to remove it. Most materials used to make insulators easily absorb water hence making the insulators difficult to dry.

As much as most insulators become matted in the case of water damage, some become temporarily matted. Insulators made from fiber glass can be restored by drying them. However, restoration of fiber glass insulations is only possible if the insulator has not absorbed excess water. To determine how badly the insulation has been affected, our SERVPRO technicians check whether the water level is above the spill plate. Additionally, we also look for water that has run down the wall void from above. To dry the walls, we ventilate the wet walls by removing baseboards and drilling holes on the wall. We then force air into the wall cavities to enhance the rate of evaporation.

SERVPRO of Arlington is undoubtedly the surest place to enlist services that can restore your property's insulation after water damage. Be sure to contact us at (208) 466-5000 for the best water damage restoration services.

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How SERVPRO Keeps Your Water Damaged Jacksonville Home on Solid Footing

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arlington is ready for any water issue that might arise. Call us 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

Jacksonville's Water Damage Technicians Talk About Drying Hardwood Floors

If a water leak ever occurs at your Jacksonville residence, some of your building materials can get wet and be difficult to dry. The goal to any water damage project is to return moisture levels to preloss conditions as quickly as possible. Some items in your home are simpler to dry than others. Porous materials such as carpet get wet quicker, but they are easier to dry out than non-porous materials like wood or concrete. If things like your wood floors receive water damage, it could take more than just air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the materials.  

Our SERVPRO technicians always use the industry's most advanced technology when mitigating any loss at your property. We also know that fast 24/7 service is essential to reducing the severity of problems during any water damage situation in Jacksonville. Located locally, we answer our phones at all times so that we can respond promptly. Our team is highly trained, and we have experience in dealing with many types of different scenarios. When we arrive at your home, we first make sure the building is safe for all occupants, then we use specialized instruments to take humidity, temperature, and moisture level readings.  

If we think that your hardwood floors may be affected, we use our wood moisture sensors to determine the moisture level of the materials. Quickly drying out hardwood floors from water damage can prevent the wood from cupping and warping. If the flooring has a high moisture content, then we may use specialized equipment to help speed up the drying process to prevent buckling and fungal growth. To do this, we often use drying mats to push air deep into the wood flooring materials. The mats help concentrate and spread out the air so that it focuses evenly into the wet wood.  

The use of drying mats is just one example of the technologically advanced tools of the trade our SERVPRO crew can bring to the table. If your hardwood floors ever get wet, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 any day of the week.

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

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

An ounce of prevention: inspect your pipes often to make sure that there are no leaks.

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 loss 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.

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 a 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 gets 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 continue 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 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.

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