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Got water? Don't want or need it? We got your back!

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe Bursting causing water damage! This photo is the start to a serious water damage but an easy fix if caught in time.

Water Damage

Water damage can be from many different causes and can have many different outcomes. Damage from water can lead to mold, odor and weakened structure. How do you know if you have water damage? Water damage can be put off or ignored if the signs aren't taken seriously. It can be seen by discoloration in a wall or ceiling and can be felt by a damp area that should be dry. Also, it can often times put off a musty odor. 

How did I get water damage?

  • Leak in my property
  • Appliance malfunction
  • Storm causing flooding 
  • Pipe burst

 How can I fix water damage?

Start by calling SERVPRO of South Fleming / North Bradford at (904)290-4040. SERVPRO fixes water damages by finding the source and repairing the area. Then the team will bring in special gear to remove the water and dry the area to above and beyond standards. Not only will our team restore the area but will try to restore any items that were affected by the water damage as well. It is a time sensitive job so that more issues are not caused by the water damage which is why we work around the clock to better serve our community.

Here in North Bradford / South Fleming we experience storms, tidal flooding and occasional power outages that can cause appliance malfunction leading to water damage. We are a tough community and with SERVPRO by your side water damage doesn't stand a chance at your property.

Is extensive rain bad for our homes and business?

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO This picture is a prime example of rainfall that can cause flooding and leaks that can cause great water damage!

Flooding

Large amounts of rain create flooding in areas that can sometime affect our homes and businesses. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County see a lot of rain and flooding is just something that comes with that heavy rainfall. Flooding can cause standing water in our homes and businesses, even after properly preparing for it, sometimes the water just seems to find its way in. If you have a flood at any time on any day, call us at (904)290-4040. These floods can ruin our home items, furniture and our walls if they get within. Let's not forget the hazard if standing water reach's any type of electrical outlet. Its best to get in touch with our SERVPRO to better handle the situation and restore your home and items within to our professionally trained techs.

Leaks

Leaks can be just as dangerous if not worse than flooding. Leaks can be bad because most times we won't realize we have one until it's too late. Leaks can take place in our roofs or the sides of our buildings as well. It can be disastrous because a leak can be happening for a while before we notice it's even there. Before we even notice, the leak could've caused great water damage to the attic then furthermore our ceiling and our walls. This can be extremely dangerous in cases where it starts to warp the ceiling and or walls with potential to eventually just all fall down. Leaks can cause some of the worst water damage which is why you need to call SERVPRO if your home in South Fleming Island / North Bradford County or any surrounding areas that may suffer from water damage as soon as possible. 

These are just a few ways water damage can enter a home or business. SERVPRO has a resolution for both and is prepared for a job of any size. We know that large amounts of rain fall mean water damage and we know that water damage can furthermore cause mold problems as well as structural problems as well. Over time extensive rain may beat up our precious metals and exterior of our homes and businesses. SERVPRO is there to clean, restore and reconstruct after any water damage disaster. If you experience high rainfall and believe you have water damage, Call SERVPRO to check it put and or for a free estimate.

SERVPRO has the skills and equipment for all of your Starke cleaning needs!

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

a picture of a very dusty air duct If your air ducts start to look like this, give us a call for a free estimate (904) 290- 4040!

Something we hear a lot as marketing representatives is that the community knows SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, as a company to help with water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold remediation but are not so familiar with our cleaning services! Whether it is your residential home or commercial business, SERVPRO can help with all of your deep cleaning needs. 

Here at SERVPRO we can help with several things in your Starke home such as air duct cleaning, biohazard cleaning, vandalism cleaning, and odor removal. Do you own several rental properties and can tell someone smoked within the house? We can remove the odor and turn your house back to “Like it never even happened”. There are also many benefits for cleaning your air ducts, some include to stop the circulation of pollen, dust, dirt, and other contaminants. It also makes the equipment have a longer life span, and can save you money. 

We also specialize in carpet cleaning (and replacement when necessary), drapes and blind cleaning, and the cleaning of your favorite rugs. We understand that life happens,  pet fur, human hair, dander, skin cells, dirt, and food crumbs all become embedded in the carpet. SERVPRO will be able to remove the allergens, have your carpets smelling brand new, and spot clean to have your carpet looking fresh. Our team of professionals have several techniques for cleaning carpets and specialty rugs. Head over to our carpets and upholstery link to learn more! 

Call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County today for a free cleaning estimate for your home or business at (904) 290- 4040. Regular professional cleaning for air ducts and carpets can extend their lifespan and can have cleaner air circulating your property! 



Who can cleanup and make this Biohazard safe? SERVPRO!

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SERVPRO teams arrive swiftly and safely to tackle your biohazards.

It's not often we take into account that as property owners, general managers and relators that we may have a Biohazard situation needed to be taken care of. Biohazard is no joke and could lead to shutdowns or health related issues. 

If you experience a biohazard disaster, call us now at (904)290-4040

These are just a few common biohazards that SERVPRO HANDLES

  • Chemical spills
  • Crime scene residue 
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Now you may ask yourself why SERVPRO? Well, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County has top equipment certified and well-trained techs as well as being open 24/7//365.

Even after the initial clean up SERVPRO knows that specific substances and residues could've affected particular structures. These Biohazards should be handled with extreme care and professional cleaning to return the area back to a safe state. SERVPRO will cleanup and restore the are like it never happened.

Few tips recommended by SERVPRO to abide by after a contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

If you find yourself questioning whether you have a Biohazard cleanup or not, give us a ring and well come check it up for free! We will also come to you for free to do an (ERP) emergency ready profile that will better help prepare you in the case of an unfortunate accident. 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County

Molds here, Molds there! What to do?

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO In the photo above our tech is removing mold damage from a structure with the proper tools and safety wear.

 The word MOLD comes off scary! 

The truth is that mold is everywhere there's some type of moisture. Mold is inside and outside and grows at rapid speeds and can travel through ac, clothing and just about anything wet.

What you do need is SERVPRO to clean and rid the mold and find the source and stop it there.

Call us now for your mold needs at

                    (904)290-4040

Mold can go from a minor problem to a mold infestation in 48-72 hours which is why it's important to act fast and why SERVPRO is 24/7/365 on call.

Mold can be a safety hazard as it begins to spread and get to be too much it will also start to smell. mold is normal and can cause many to freak out, but we advise you to stay calm and let our team come in and handle your mold problems so that your tenants, customers, family, workers and you can get back to your everyday activities free of mold. While you wait for us to arrive on scene, you could refer to your (ERP) emergency ready profile for tips and steps on what to do until SERVPRO arrives which won't be long. If you don't already have an ERP SERVPRO will do one for free at a time convenient for you as was as free estimates.

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Emergency Services at a Clay County Dental Office

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Saturday morning our emergency on-call crew received a call from a local Clay County dental office that needed emergency services. Overnight a pipe in a wall sprung a leak, causing water damage in their dental office that they discovered prior to opening and seeing patients for the day. 

Our SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County crew was on-site within 90 minutes to extract the standing water and assess damages. The water damage affected the flooring, drywall, and cabinets across 6 rooms within the dental office. Once standing water was extracted, demolition was performed in addition to setting drying equipment. We removed the vinyl baseboards to aid in drying and left them on-site for reinstallation once the drying process is complete to help minimize business interruption while keeping overall costs down by not needing to replace them. In addition to removing baseboards, our crew drilled holes in the drywall to circulate airflow and strategically set drying equipment to help salvage the affected flooring. 

We know that dealing with water damage can be a stressful process, so we take the guesswork out and help eliminate some of the stressors. Throughout the week, a member of our monitoring team will be back at the office daily to check moisture readings, and equipment, make any needed adjustments to help with drying as well as update the property owner on the status and provide documentation on daily status through job notes and photos. Then around day 3 of the drying process or once we know whether the flooring can be successfully salvaged or not, our reconstruction manager will walk the loss site to put together a plan to restore the property back to preloss and demolition condition to make it "Like it never even happened." 

If you suffer from water damage in your commercial space, your local SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help! Our highly trained technicians can mitigate and dry out the excess moisture quickly before the structural integrity of your property becomes at risk for secondary damages and mold growth. Acting quickly and avoiding any delays not only save the property's structural integrity but lessens the amount of time needed to mitigate the water damage, but the timely response can also aid in keeping overall costs down. Call us at 904-290-4040 to schedule a FREE estimate, or for emergency services 24/7/365! 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

team wiping down desks in their white suit Call us today (904) 290-4040 to have your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

We are all so excited for it to be summer and to have cookouts, pool days, and gatherings with our favorite people. Let’s take a look into an update on how to stay safe and protect yourself and others from germs this summer! SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County offers premier cleaning services so we can all enjoy time together.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to bring a higher standard of cleanliness to the places we gather. During our Covid Cleanings, the chemicals we use are the same antimicrobial chemicals we use on water and mold mitigation projects. They have been proven to kill enveloped viruses and covid is an example of an enveloped virus.

What kills an enveloped virus is the dwell time of the chemical used during the cleaning and mitigation process. We offer to wipe down the contents to remove residue from the chemicals and return your home “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO will also wipe down all areas with a probability of being touched such as doors, door handles, rails, etc. We will also make sure to wipe down walls up to 8 feet tall. 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County understands that not all businesses are the same, industrial buildings may just need hot thermal fog, while others may just need a wipe down. We ensure that the contents within your home or businesses remain safe from chemicals. Items such as papers, artwork, and electronics may be adjusted and then returned to their rightful place. 

Call us today (904) 290-4040 to have your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and receive a shield to be posted on your front window! 

SERVPRO Handles it all With an in-house Team!

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

house framing that needs drywall with SERVPRO logo From the initial property damage restoration to reconstruction, you can count on SERVPRO of South Fleming Island to be here to help!

If you have suffered damage to your Clay County home from fire, water, flooding, mold, etc. know that SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help as your one-stop shop to return your property back to preloss condition as quickly as possible! SERVPRO is well known for our remediation services for fire, water, and mold, but many don't know that we offer comprehensive building services as well! That means that homeowners have a one-stop option for all their repair, remediation, and rebuilding needs. Learn more about how we can help with any disaster your home may have.

SERVPRO Handles it all With an in-house Team!

Our in-house reconstruction team can handle various jobs from cabinets, drywall installation, flooring, painting, and ceilings. After remediation, it's time to rebuild! Read below for a list of the building and reconstruction services offered by SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Tile Floor Repair

Why Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Reconstruction Services?

We know there are many companies that can help with reconstruction, but few hold multiple certifications and advanced training to make sure the job is done right, from remediation through reconstruction as SERVPRO can. Our experienced staff is highly trained in property damage restoration, following IICRC standards and best practices in cleaning, restoration, and reconstruction. Utilizing SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County as your one-stop-shop not only ensures that the job is done right but minimizes interruption and keeps overall job costs and time down!

If you experience damage to your home, contact us to get the job done quickly and professionally, from cleanup to remediation to construction and rebuilding. We’re a 24/7/365 service so when you need us, contact us, any time day or night! We are ready to help in any kind of disaster, big or small. We have the resources to tackle any job you might have. If your home or business experiences any kind of damage, call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County at 904-290-4040

How Does SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County Handle Your Water Damage Issues?

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

ceiling with water damage and SERVPRO logo Have water damage and not sure where to go next? SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help!

Residential water damage requires professional assistance to limit damage to furniture and other belongings, as well as guarding against mold growth and odor issues. Excess water in a home can be the result of a leak after heavy rainfall, a broken pipe, or a malfunctioning appliance. In some cases, the amount of water can cause problems with the flooring or other structural components of your Clay County home. Here at your local SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, we have IICRC-certified technicians who can help remove water and address the damage.

Water Damage Assessment

When you call in the water remediation specialists at SERVPRO, we immediately get to work assessing the extent of the damage. We determine if the damage is limited to belongings, or if the damage is more widespread such as walls, flooring, roofs, etc. We determine the scope of your water damage, inspect and test to determine the extent of damage, and establish how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Water Removal and Extraction

Because time is of the essence to keep damage to a minimum, the water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water that is visible. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove substantial amounts of water from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth. Once the water is removed, we then focus on drying.

Drying Affected Areas

The goal of the drying process is to dry the affected area thoroughly. We use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business. Lingering odors commonly dissipate once the area is dry. We use portable extraction units to remove and dry water. Dehumidifiers can help to replace moisture with drier air as well as remove it from fabrics. Finally, we can use spray deodorizer on surfaces to ensure the offending odor is neutralized while they dissipate.

Cleaning Damaged Items

The cleaning process comes next. We focus on cleaning fabrics, rugs, or walls while the surface texture is still wet. The likelihood of a successful restoration of upholstery is higher before stains are allowed to set. We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Addressing Remaining Damage

In some cases, the water damage is substantial and restoration to get it back to what it was pre-water damage may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or may entail reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home. A SERVPRO professional will review all substantial damage assessments and recommendations prior to any work beginning so homeowners are always in the loop.

If you experience water damage, it’s important to call professionals who follow a tried and true water repair process. Contact SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County at 904-290-4040 to get the help you need, 24/7/365!

5 Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

June officially marks the start of Hurricane Season, and while you can can't predict if disaster is going to strike, it is best to be prepared. Although you can not prevent all storm and water damage to your home, you can organize emergency plans in advance. The following guide explains how you can reduce damage to your property and protect your family. 

How to Get Ready for Hurricane Season

1. Create an Emergency Kit

If you do not already have an emergency kit, now is the time to put one together. This kit should include extra batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, and a weather radio. Include a supply of non-perishable food, water, and prescription medication just in case. If you already have a kit, inspect and replace any expired items. 

2. Review Evacuation Plans

If you have to leave your home during a storm, set up a travel plan. Review your local authority's evacuation routes and take note of any updates. Have a plan for evacuating your pets, and store important documents in an easily accessible location so that you can leave quickly. Do a practice run with the family to identify any issues and correct them before an actual emergency occurs. 

3. Protect Windows

Installing storm shutters will protect your windows during a fierce hurricane. However, covering the glass with plywood can also offer a layer of protection against broken glass and water damage. If you do not have this material on hand, consider purchasing some in advance. 

4. Clean Your Yard

Remove anything from your yard that could fall or knock into your home due to high winds. For example, you can remove dead tree branches or limbs that hang over your roof. Store any loose items like patio furniture or lawn equipment in a safe place. As a result, you will protect your family and property from harm. 

5. Review Insurance Policies 

Before hurricane season, review your homeowner's insurance policy to confirm you have adequate coverage for storm and water damage. If a storm is in the forecast, take videos or pictures of your belongings. This precaution will help you file an insurance claim so that you can prove the weather harmed your items.  

If a hurricane does strike, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help. We have been providing restoration services to homeowners and businesses throughout Clay County since 2019. Our IICRC certified team can restore damage from fire, water, and mold. 

Call us today at 904-290-4040 for more information or to schedule a free estimate!