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Things are about to heat up in Northeast Florida!

1/19/2023 (Permalink)

Fires Happen. We Can Help with Fire Damage Restoration.

Restoring your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition is our main goal. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire damage cleanup and fire damage restoration, smoke damage cleanup, and removal of smoke odors. Our team will deep clean and remove soot from walls, carpets, and upholstery. 

As temperatures are about to be on the rise the environment here in Florida is unfortunately perfect for fires to thrive in! Our team at SERVPRO is always in touch with the fire department as we often times arrive shortly after them! Fire damage can be scary and heart breaking to many! SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County knows this and treats every job with care and detail! Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. We keep you up to date with information, pictures and provide you with knowledge on how our equipment is used and what it is doing! Here at SERVPRO we operate on a 24/7 schedule in the case you have a fire in the middle of the night and the damage needs to be assessed and treated immediately. 

Often times these fires are never planned and accidental! So, while we don't know when they will occur, we do know we will be there when you need us most! 

Call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County today at (904) 290-4040!

Is water damage the most common among damages here in the Historic city?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Water damage can put a home out of living condition and a place of work out of working condition. Sitting water damage can also increase damages

Be aware of dangers that put your property at risk!

  • Water Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Mold Damage
  • Catastrophic storm Damage
  • Biohazardous Damage

Damages to your property are important because it's where you live or where you work in most cases! In most cases we see water damage being a main damage in the oldest city of St. Augustine!

Why is water damage the most common loss that we see?

Well, moisture is no stranger to the state of Florida. Being a pretty rainy and stormy city, the oldest city has many older buildings that tend to have leaks. Many areas in St. Augustine lay low and close to the water level so an extensive amount of rainfall can very easily cause flooding creating multiple water damages. Here we are consistently getting weather on the extreme level! From the hottest days to the coldest days water problems surround our homes and work facilities whether it be from frozen pipes cracking or bursting or water systems overheating and malfunctioning. Many water damages come out of nowhere and are unexpected. For instance, at any given moment, you could have an appliance malfunction flood an entire area inside your home. Being that St. Augustine is the Oldest city in the United States many buildings are old and are prone to more damage from storms creating once again water damage.

While this is the last thing we think of when we wake up it can very well happen to anyone at any time. Water damages can affect not only your property but your personal items as well. Here at SERVPRO we try our best to restore your personal items along with your property in a timely manner almost "like it never happened". Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine beach we live by that quote so you can live a life disaster free. Our team of highly trained professionals operate on a 24/7/365 schedule, so you never have to worry about us being open. 

How do you know if you have water damage?

Most the time it'll be pretty obvious that you have water damage! But sometimes it can be questionable whether or not it's something that you want to get checked out or not. Some signs you might want to look for are wet or damp areas, discolored areas, lifted or uneven tile and soft structure that once was not soft! But if your still unsure you could always call our team @ (904)429-4457 to schedule a free estimate! 

Building services is one of our specialty's.

12/2/2022 (Permalink)

Building services Here at SERVPRO we have a team of highly trained responsive, communitive professionals with a detail-oriented mindset!

Have you had damage to your building or property?

If so SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County can make repairs and rebuilt. We strive for perfection and detail so it's like the damage never happened.

Typically, buildings that use modernist design and materials need repairs done after only 50 or 60 years. They need repairs quickly because one of the primary materials being used is concrete, which has plenty of issues of its own. 

Although we can fix these issues and get a building back to tip top shape other factors play a key role in building services such as installation, removal, restoration and repair. If you suffer from a water damage that has just ruined your cabinetry, SERVPRO will take care of it! If you have a fire that has totally filled the interior and maybe even the exterior with soot, SERVPRO will fix it.

SERVPRO's team is full of highly trained professional and friendly individuals with the know how to Clean, restore, repair and reconstruct just about any problem you may have. We've been around for a while and have seen just about any and every kind of job come through. We are prepared with the proper equipment and manpower to handle any job.

Not only will we take care of your building but the items within as well! Our team also stays in communication with our office and you on a daily basis or whatever works for you we can make accommodations!

Call us for a free estimate, 904-290-4040!

Thanksgiving Cooking Fire Safety for Your South Fleming Island Home!

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

a picture of a sponge cleaning soot off of ceiling To learn more about our restoration services or to schedule a free estimate, call our office at (904) 977-2007!

While South Fleming Island house fires can happen any time of year, the holiday season can introduce new hazards that can increase the risk of fire. From decorations to cooking mishaps, many dangers can arise as you prepare for the festivities.

From 2014-2018 the National Fire Protection Association reports that U.S fire departments were called to an average of 172,900 home structure fires due to cooking disasters, with the number of home fires caused by cooking peaking at an average of 470 fires each day. With the holiday season approaching, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to offer some cooking fire safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe this Thanksgiving! 

  1. Never leave food unattended on a range or cooktop. That’s where 61 percent of home cooking fires start. 
  2. Never cook on the stovetop when you are sleepy or intoxicated.
  3. Use a timer to remind yourself that you are cooking. 
  4. Keep anything flammable – potholders, wooden utensils, towels, curtains, food wrapping – away from the stovetop. 
  5. If you must leave the kitchen for any period of time, turn off the stove.
  6. Make sure your fire alarms are working. You can press the “test” button to double check. 
  7. Thanksgiving is the highest day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents. 

We know that even with the utmost safety practices, accidents can still happen. If your home sustains fire damage, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County can return your home back to "Like it never even happened." In addition to handling fire damage and restoration, we also handle smoke and mold removal as well as water damage restoration. To learn more about these services or to schedule a free estimate, call our office at (904) 977-2007! 

Fall is in the air and Halloween is here to scare!

10/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fall Restoration This fall you can count on your local SERVPRO to service you for all your cleanings, restorations and reconstructions.

Fall is here!

The temperature is nice, the festivities are fun, and the treats are sweet!  Fleming Island isa suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 30,582. Fleming Island is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Fleming Island offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Which means lots of trick or treating and friends giving. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island and North Bradford County want to keep you and the suburbs around the area safe and sound providing only the best water and fire damage restoration available. Bradford county Halloween and Fall Festivities Lights On 14th is running a Halloween light show, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now through Halloween night! Shows start at 7:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. The address is 15912 NE 14th Ave Starke, FL 32091. Things are cooling down but that doesn't mean fires are heating things up. With decorations lighting our homes and pumpkins up its best we keep an eye out for fire hazards as it is very possible. If this was to happen SERVPRO is one call away right after the first responders. 

Call today at (904)429-4457

Tips when using decorations!

  • Using Electric battery lights
  • Keep decorations at least 12 inches away from open flames
  • Dried corn and decorations catch fire easily so keep them distant

 If you experience any kind of fire because of an accident with your decorations or some other reason, make sure you call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island and North Bradford County immediately.  These professionals can limit the effects of the damage and get your home back to its original condition.

Call SERVPRO for your Starke Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services!

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

a pic of our SERVPRO branded truck and our two guys leaning out each side of the truck smiling for the picture. Reach out for a free estimate today at (904) 290-4040!

A fire in your Starke home can be devastating. When a fire first takes place, it's important to ensure the safety of your family by relocating to a safe place. After your family is safe, you can begin to think about how you are going to get your home back in order.

SERVPROs fire damage repair professionals will help assess your home. Here are some of our Do’s and Don’ts after fire damage. 

Do: 

Take pictures of the damage

Having a visual record of the fire damage will come in handy when you file your insurance claim. Instead of trying to remember how everything looked after the fire, you will be able to refer back to the pictures that you took. This is important for the structural damage of your home, and for all of your contents. SERVPRO will return the content to the original position before the fire, smoke, and soot damage. 

Call your insurance agent

Insurance claims can take months or even years to fully process, which means you will want to get the process started as soon as possible. The faster you know what the course of action is, the faster you can contact fire damage professionals to restore your home. 

Wear gloves if you must enter the home

If you need to enter the home to gather your home's deed, insurance documents or other important paperwork, be sure to wear gloves. The soot on fabrics and ashes from the items can linger on your hands and lead to irritation if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth before having the chance to wash your hands. 

Don't: 

Enter Your home until it is safe 

Your home may appear to be structurally sound, but there is no guarantee that damage has not been done somewhere that you cannot see. Do not enter the home until it has been inspected and deemed safe by SERVPROs  fire damage professionals. 

Try to clean the walls and floors yourself

Trying to clean soot off your walls and off of your carpets is more complicated than everyday cleaning supplies can handle. We have professional grade equipment for the soot wipe down, fire deodorization, and the reconstruction of your home.

Turn on any electronics 

The hardware and wires of your computers, TVs, phones and other electronics may have suffered damage in the fire. The home's electrical system may be compromised as well. For your safety, consult with an electrician before turning on any electronics or light switches. 

If your home has sustained severe fire damage, you can count on the team at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County. In addition to fire restoration, we can also provide water and storm damage services, as well as mold mitigation. Call us at 904-290-4040 for help! 

The best time of the year for fires!

10/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Fire can keep us warm but lest keep it safe so we don't have to call SERVPRO!

With temperatures here in South Fleming and North Bradford County dropping it's some of our favorite times of the year. The weather outside is typically nice and super enjoyable. It's especially enjoyable sitting next to a nice warm fire.

These fires are meant to be a mecca for warmth and a center piece for family and friends to hang out and stay warm. Varies activities can take place around these fires such as roasting food items, playing games, singing songs and telling stories. 

Tips when having a fire

  • Always know what's above your fire
  • Someone must always be watching the fire 
  • Its nice to have a plan of action to rid the fire
  • Make sure you have a barrier of some sorts to keep the fire from spreading like rocks or a hole
  • Try to avoid looking directly into the fire
  • Always sit a safe distance from the fire

Fires can be had around a fire pit, a fire place or a wood pile. They can also get out of hand or often time cause wildfires and accidental housefire leading to property fires. SERVPRO is around the clock here to service you after first responders put the fire out. These fires can sometimes destroy the interior of your property and or often times be smaller and affect the facility with soot and toxic smells. SERVPRO of South Fleming and North Bradford County will clean and restore your home after any size fire damage.

Call our team now @(904) 977-2007

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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!