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Special Flooring Requires Fast Water Removal in Jacksonville Gyms

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

Closeup of water damaged linoleum tiles Water damaged flooring in your business? No worries! SERVPRO can handle water remediation for all types of floors.

Water Removal Services are Integral for the Rapid Response SERVPRO Provides Jacksonville Businesses

Gyms and recreational centers are a frequent addition to the neighborhoods of Jacksonville and its surrounding communities. When water damages threaten the structural integrity of these facilities or prevent proper function, our SERVPRO team can respond fast to help. We are leading restoration professionals who arrive with top industry tools for extraction, drying, and cleaning. 

Gym and Exercise Floors

The rubber flooring typically used in exercise space can make water damage removal in Jacksonville facilities potentially easier to manage. These materials are mostly installed for shock absorbance and odor defense but lack the needed porosity for standing water to penetrate easily. Often water damage in these rooms requires surface cleanup and extraction only. 

Court Flooring 

Basketball courts and other athletic arenas constructed of this similar maple wood or natural hardwood material require special attention when affected by standing water. Removal of water on the surface might seem straightforward. Still, when moisture penetrates the finish on the court and gets into or underneath the plank, immediate drying steps are necessary to dry the court through capillary suction with tools like:

  • Polypropylene sheeting
  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Drying mats
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers

Linoleum Tilework

In many recreational complexes and multi-use gyms, linoleum tile gets installed in the hallways and communal areas. Linoleum is a relatively cheap glue-down option against concrete subflooring. Water exposure can loosen these adhered units and require them to be cleaned and reinstalled.  

Various material types are impacted differently by direct exposure to standing water or flooding. Having a team educated in the necessary repairs and mitigation actions can get your doors open again more quickly. Our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team is here to help when you call (910) 319-0600. 

Affected Materials During Crawlspace Flooding in Hampstead

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Inside view of Crawlspace Crawlspaces are often the first to feel the affects of flooding. SERVPRO is always available to restore your home.

Crawlspaces of Hampstead Homes Can Become Quickly Damaged by Intruding Floodwater

While flooding is traumatic and hazardous to homes and businesses throughout our service area, the situation worsens until basic mitigation steps get taken, like water removal services. Extracting standing water from the crawlspace of area homes requires tools capable of operating around a confined space, such as:

  • Truck-mount extractors 
  • Wet vacuums
  • Trash pumps

Supports for the House 

Flood damage around Hampstead properties can have a direct impact on foundational materials. While some homes in the area feature slab foundations, when crawlspaces are present, the suspension of the house to support this designed area features needed structural elements to hold the home's weight. Whether poured concrete, masonry, wood, or other materials, continued exposure to floodwater and moisture can be destructive and damaging. 

Impact on the Subflooring

Another considerable concern after exposure to floodwater is the rapid development of mold and microbial threats in this environment. Subflooring and supports for the main floor of the house are particularly vulnerable to this developing mold threat. 

Preventing Recurrences of Prolonged Flood Damage 

Even with the substantial efforts needed to remove floodwater and restore its harmful effects on the house, it is often most crucial to develop a permanent solution to avoid recurrences where possible. The best choice in this venture is crawlspace encapsulation which protects the exposed structural elements from water exposure and diverts intruding water away from the household. 

Flooding can be a rapidly developing and severely threatening disaster, even if the water does not directly penetrate the living space of your house. Our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team can help area properties manage flood damage in crawlspaces to prevent more significant harm to the structure. Give us a call today at (910) 319-0600.

Can Trash Interfere with Restoration of Fire Damage in Jacksonville Homes?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke and soot damage on wall Fires leave debris and waste products behind. Debris management is an essential part of the fire damage restoration process.

By Improving Waste Management, SERVPRO Improves Speed and Safety During Fire Restoration

Since fire destroys materials fully or partially, heaps of waste can readily pile up at your home after an incident. It is vital to prioritize the proper debris management to ensure fire damage restoration proceeds as expected.

Trash and other waste materials can interfere with the process of fire damage restoration at your Jacksonville home in many ways, including creating safety hazards and obstructing restoration processes. SERVPRO incorporates trash management in every aspect of the restoration.

Various Steps Help Improve Waste Management at a Fire Loss Site, Including:

  • Providing the proper containers
  • Labeling unsalvageable materials
  • Segmenting work areas at the loss site

The fire restoration process should start with a thorough scope of the loss site. Taking some steps during the evaluation process helps in trash management later. Labeling any materials and contents deemed unsalvageable helps ease such management. Our SERVPRO technicians use tape or stickers to denote all unsalvageable materials quickly, thus better understanding what resources are necessary to remove or store the waste at the loss site.

Organizing wastes, especially after demolition, is essential. The best way to organize trash is to store it in containers. Our SERVPRO teams provide different storage resources, including dumpsters, trash bags, and portable storage units to handle various materials. For instance, fine residues are better contained in zipped trash bags, while more expansive materials such as ceiling or wall panel remnants are better dropped in dumpsters. 

Another essential step to ensure waste materials do not interfere with restoration processes is dividing the loss site into different areas. For instance, one section can hold equipment, and another can temporarily store contents. One should also designate a space for holding the waste materials before they are removed from the property for disposal. 

With the assistance from SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties during fire damage restoration, you do not have to worry about inconveniences of handling wastes. Call us at (910) 319-0600. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is the Best Dehumidification Approach During Water Mitigation in Jacksonville Properties?

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERPRO drying mats being used to dry hardwood floors SERVPRO has all the equipment necessary to dry any scope of water damage your home incurs.

SERVPRO Ensures the Right Number and Positioning of Dehumidifiers for Maximum Effectiveness

Water mitigation is a complex process that requires many steps. Managing moisture is one of these crucial steps, and it takes sustained evaporation to evacuate all water from wet materials. Without dehumidification, it is difficult to maintain the appropriate evaporation rates since once the moisture escapes from wet materials, it saturates in the air. 

Planning for proper dehumidification is essential during water mitigation in Jacksonville homes. Otherwise, it might be impossible to avail sufficient resources. One advantage is that professionals, like SERVPRO, have access to is proprietary software that helps recommend the appropriate dehumidification power needed. Using the DryBook™ App, a technician only provides the project details like the approximate area affected to get a specific number of Pints Per Day that need to be removed through dehumidification. The PPD number determines the type, size, and the number of required dehumidifiers.

Other Factors are Essential Apart from Identifying the Necessary Dehumidification Capacity, Including:

  • Proper placement of dehumidifier units
  • The appropriate direction of dehumidifier exhaust
  • Providing appropriate power sources and drains

Each property presents unique challenges concerning dehumidification. For instance, the power source can be an issue, especially since other equipment such as air movers may already be plugged into outlets, thus forcing an awkward placement of dehumidifier units. 

Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the property to establish the best power source and drain options, such as sinks. If there are none in the wet areas, we provide extension cords. We can also use wheeled trash cans to drain the water from dehumidifiers. These simple steps ensure the appropriate placement of the units for optimal drying. Directing the warm air exhausted by dehumidifiers correctly can also help improve the drying rate. Our SERVPRO technicians aim it towards wet materials or an air mover.

SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties manages all aspects of water mitigation professionally. Call us at (910) 319-0600. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is the Best Approach for Mold Remediation in Concealed Areas of Your Hampstead Property?

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growing on wall inside children’s closet Mold can develop out of sight, where it is hard to spot. SERVPRO knows how to locate and remediate hidden mold.

SERVPRO Relies on Controlled Demolition and Specialized Cleaning Techniques to Manage Mold

Mold development is typically easy to identify since patches and stains are readily visible on surfaces. However, mold also develops out of sight, where it is hard to spot and even harder to remove. Typical examples of such areas include crawlspaces and wall cavities, especially behind bathtubs and sinks. You might need professional assistance to address mold damage in hidden areas of your Hampstead home.

The main challenge when mold remediation in Hampstead homes involves hidden areas is the limited reach. If the contamination is hidden behind building materials such as wall panels or ceiling tiles, demolition is the only solution. If the growth affects a porous material or tiny spaces between materials, a specialized removal method that can penetrate the small openings is essential. SERVPRO is well versed in doing controlled demolitions and using specialized cleaning techniques like dry ice blasting.

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting Include:

  • Safe removal of mold from tight spaces of delicate areas
  • Does not introduce moisture to contaminated areas
  • Does not introduce new residues 

It is easy to cause unnecessary structural damage when dealing with hidden mold, thus increasing costs and prolonging the remediation process. Opening walls and other areas can also release harmful residues, exposing people in the vicinity. Therefore, any demolition to remove mold residues or heavily deteriorated materials requires sufficient control.

One of the crucial steps for controlled demolition is establishing containment since it helps limit residues from spreading even when teardown or cleaning is aggressive. Aggressive actions include using cutting tools to remove materials or cleaning methods such as sanding.

Establishing Mold Containment Takes:

  • Setting up plastic sheets to create containment barriers
  • Separating contained areas into distinct sections, including decontamination and clean rooms 
  • Establishing negative air pressure within contained areas

SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties can help you with any needed resources to complete mold remediation. Call us at (910) 319-0600. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Water Restoration Companies Best Handle Incidents in Hampstead

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Inside view of water damaged café, SERVPRO restoration equipment being used No matter the source or scope, water damage always impacts your business to some degree. Don’t go it alone. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Adapts Accordingly for Commercial Water Restoration, Making Us a Top Choice Amidst Local Companies

Commercial water restoration is a broad term for a wide variety of services – all of which we can handle at SERVPRO. Whether you run a small boutique or a large-scale production facility, your water restoration needs must get met as quickly as possible. Downtime means lost revenue and the potential for future issues, so we work quickly to get your Hampstead business back up and running sooner. We sanitize your air ducts after drying and dehumidify the area. We also deep clean and deodorize your carpets- making it “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO, we are locally-owned, operated, and offer many years of experience as one of the best commercial water restoration companies in Hampstead and the surrounding areas. Why partner with our team when you have burst pipes, appliance malfunction, or water intrusion?

  • Dedicated water damage remediation project manager
  • IICRC-Certified
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded
  • Locally owned and fully backed by a trusted national brand
  • Cleaning and drying tailored to meet your timetable
  • Full-service restoration, emergency services water damage assistance, and controlled demolition

With SERVPRO, we feature a commercial cleaning process to cover everything. We start each project with a facility-wide restoration assessment, consulting with your team about specific cleaning needs. Our crew chief formulates a tailored plan for your building or business, with implementation upon your approval. Look to us for:

  • Floorcare for area rugs, carpeting, tile and grout, and hard surfaces
  • Upholstery care, fabric panel cleaning, and leather care
  • Specialized cleaning services to encompass green methods, disinfection, air duct cleaning, and more

Each of our technicians has been fully IICRC-certified, and we use only the latest technology and industry-proven techniques to handle your water restoration project. When we get finished, your business receives the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval.

Contact us should you need a commercial water restoration company that gets the job done. SERVPRO of Pender/West Onslow Counties can be reached 24/7 by dialing (910) 319-0600.

Flood Damage Must Get Addressed Fast After Jacksonville Storms

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Floodwater on road; center yellow lines visible Floodwater contains contaminants. SERVPRO knows how to safely remove the floodwater and sanitize your home.

SERVPRO Follows Safety and Restoration Protocols to Handle Jacksonville Storm Flood Damage Quickly

Flooding from a Jacksonville storm is a devastating event for any home or business. The fallout and contamination involved mean you must have restoration professionals available to help as soon as possible. SERVPRO features fast mobilization in all storm events to get the water damage mitigation that you need when you need it. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Why Is Muck-Out Part of Flood Restoration?

Storm flood damage in Jacksonville often calls for the removal of debris and other solid matter brought in by the intruding water. Our team targets debris and mud with muck-out service to help reduce contaminants and pathogenic threats, thus improving restoration and cleaning times.

Restoration and Contents Cleaning 

Any items exposed to contaminated floodwater must get cleaned or disposed of, depending on the ability to salvage. To protect and restore your belongings, our team thoroughly assesses everything to determine restoration viability. We may utilize pack-out services to move items off-site for cleaning to achieve our restoration goals in some situations. When we do so, your contents and personal belongings will go through:

  • Color-fastness testing
  • Surface cleaning
  • Thorough drying
  • Sanitizing
  • Deodorizing
  • Safe storage

Why is Controlled Demolition Used?

Various building materials exposed to contaminated floodwater may have to get removed and replaced with the help of our meticulous controlled demolition services. We may perform flood cuts of drywall to remove saturated materials, replace them with brand new drywall and refinish to make it look “Like it never even happened.” Drill holes may also get used to drain water from behind walls to thoroughly dry and remove all hidden moisture.

Call (910) 319-0600 whenever you need prompt, reliable flood damage restoration after a local storm front rolls through the area. SERVPRO of Pender/West Onslow Counties will get the job done quickly.

Jacksonville Residents Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration Service

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot on walls and ceiling Smoke and soot continue to damage your home and belongings as they sit. Fast remediation is necessary to minimize the loss.

SERVPRO Helps Jacksonville Property Owners Save Money with Trusted Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

The fire damage recovery process can be a long one, but house fire cleanup may not take as long when you call in the help of skilled technicians. While it may seem as though you can save money with a DIY restoration, this is a situation where you can do more harm than good. It is always better to call in a team with proven methods, training, and equipment to restore your Jacksonville home to pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO wants homeowners and property managers to know some of the best ways to prepare for your fire damage restoration project in Jacksonville:

There is a timeline when it comes to smoke damage to your home from a fire:

  • Within minutes, soot and smoke residue from the fire cause discoloration on plastics and porous surfaces.
  • Within a few hours, discoloration gets deeper with hard-to-remove stains. These stains can sink deep into furniture finish, countertops, and tile grout.
  • Within the first couple of days, discoloration settles in on household items, appliances, and walls. Flooring and furniture finish may also become so damaged at this time that they must get replaced rather than restored.

Time is essential when it comes to smoke remediation, which is why SERVPRO is available 24/7 to arrive at your property within hours of your initial call. We send a crew armed with the latest technology to form an assessment and a detailed plan to handle the fire and smoke damage to achieve the best results. There are many phases to our process when restoring fire damaged homes, including:

  • Safety assessment
  • Planning
  • Debris removal and disposal
  • Smoke damage cleanup
  • Fire and water restoration
  • Controlled demolition
  • Odor control

SERVPRO of Pender/West Onslow Counties is ready to handle your fire damage restoration needs. Reach us around the clock by calling (910) 319-0600. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Where Can I Find Fast Water Restoration Services in Jacksonville?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Leaking pipe under sink Leaks happen, and mold growth can follow water damage. Call our highly trained SERVPRO team for complete restoration.

SERVPRO Can Provide You with Fast and Effective Jacksonville Water Restoration Services! 

Tens-of-thousands of American homeowners can experience a water-based accident in their homes every year. Unfortunately, many do not know what to do once the water starts pouring into their home. The reality of the circumstance is that you cannot be entirely prepared for an accident, but you can do things to help minimize damage. 

Imagine a scenario where a failed DIY project puts your home in urgent need of Jacksonville water restoration services. Replacing a kitchen faucet looked simple enough, but confusion led to improper installation, and water began to spill everywhere when you tried to test out the new faucet. 

Do not be embarrassed. Accidents happen. The truth is that your reaction is what is critical. Calling for help immediately and shutting off the water can help reduce the chances of water damage. Promptly cleaning up a water spill can help prevent mold damage. Getting experts to your home to minimize lingering moisture can save you costs later down the road. The proper reaction to the situation can help ensure the longevity of your home and protect its foundation. 

Once our expertly trained technicians get to your home, SERVPRO can use thermal imaging technology to check for hidden spots of water. Many people do not consider the space under their cabinetry, but we've got you covered. We can remove toe-kicks and set up drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers, to ensure your cabinetry is dry and the area underneath it is free of pooled water. To be safe, we can even use antifungal cleaning agents to help ensure mold does not occur. We always want you to feel "Like it never even happened" when we're done. 

If you need water restoration services, call today. Speak with SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties by phoning (910) 319-0600. Water damage is our specialty.

What Can I Do About the Mold Damage in My Hampstead Home?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Hand pulling back wallpaper revealing mold Water leaks and mold go hand in hand. SERVPRO’s techs are expertly trained to handle mold colonies. Call us today!

SERVPRO Is Ready to Help You with the Mold Damage Restoration in Your Hampstead Residence! 

A leaking pipe inside of your home could cause havoc for many reasons, including microbial growth. Many individuals do not know that it takes less than 72 hours for microbial activity to begin when mold spores are introduced to moisture. Furthermore, many homeowners do not know that mold spores are omnipresent, and any introduction of excess water is likely to lead to the growth of a colony. 

In the case of finding mold damage in your Hampstead home, the best thing you can do is reach out for help immediately. Even if you do not see physical mold, but you do have a lengthy water accident in your home, it could be wise to reach out for help to ensure the moisture levels in your home are appropriate. Should you catch a musty scent while in your basement after a water accident, it could be an indication of microbial activity. 

Here at SERVPRO, our techs are expertly trained to handle mold colonies. For example, imagine that a leaking pipe in your basement has caused mold damage to form in a wall cavity. Leaving it unchecked could cause health effects and cause long-term damage to the structure of your home. However, calling SERVPRO can help minimize the problem immediately. 

Once inside of your home and in your basement, our technicians can: 

  • Set up plastic-sheeting and close ventilated spaces off to reduce the chances of active spores spreading
  • Make flood cuts to remove potentially contaminated material and expose the colony 
  • Sanitize and scrub at the colony before using antifungal agents to help prevent regrowth

If you need mold remediation, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties by dialing (910) 319-0600. We can help you!