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Water Extraction from Restaurants in Jacksonville is Possible

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Plumbing leak under sink Burst pipes and leaky plumbing can cause severe damage in a Jacksonville business, especially if left unattended. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mo

Plumbing Issues Can Derail Business Operations in Jacksonville Restaurants When Left Unattended

Burst pipes and leaky plumbing can cause severe damage in a Jacksonville business, especially if left unattended. If the leak is gradual and takes a long time to be discovered, the risk of mold compounds the direct damage caused by water and excess humidity. When water damage happens, the threat to inventory, equipment, and your ability to serve restaurant patrons is real and quantifiable, so quickly acting is essential to protecting your bottom line.

If water extraction is what your Jacksonville restaurant needs, look no further than SERVPRO for help. Upon arrival, our team of experts focuses on assessing the scope of the damage and developing a feasible work plan to extract water, dry the space, and salvage as much as possible. We know that documentation is essential within a business setting, so we coordinate with you to make ourselves a resource during the insurance claim process. We also know that efficiency is pivotal in mitigating your losses, so we pursue the most cost and time-effective solutions for your benefit.

Water extraction goes beyond plugging in a dehumidifier and letting it take care of the problem. When our SERVPRO staff gets involved, we pay close attention to the following steps to achieve the best results:

  • Water removal with submersible and truck-mounted pumps joined by wand extractors and specialized equipment. Flooring removal may be necessary for this step if it is unsalvageable.
  • Humidity control with the help of air movers and dehumidifiers. Restoring normal humidity levels helps us stop secondary damage and mold spread.
  • Surface cleaning with high-pressure cleaners and EPA-approved cleaning solutions to help disinfect and decontaminate thoroughly.

SERVPRO of Pender/ West Onslow Counties is a resource for local business owners, and we are just a quick phone call away. Reach out to us by dialing (910) 319-0600 and let us leave your restaurant “Like it never even happened.”

Handling Repairs After Flood Damage in Hampstead

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded street and yard SERVPRO of Pender/ West Onslow Counties is your one-stop-shop for flood damage restoration.

Storms May Cause Damage to Hampstead Homes, But SERVPRO is Ready to Restore Them

Thunderstorms and heavy rains can cause flash flooding in Hampstead, bringing water and its contents to your doorstep and beyond. Even when you take precautions to prevent water entry into your home, sometimes it is inevitable. Even a seemingly minor volume of water can cause costly damage to a home but calling a reputable water restoration company can make a tangible difference in your restoration efforts.

In flood-damaged homes in Hampstead, our SERVPRO staff successfully restored the house while giving our clients peace of mind after the incident. Once you call our 24/7 hotline, we don’t hesitate to use all the necessary industry-grade equipment and know-how to achieve the best results as soon as possible. Structural concerns worsen by the minute; with drywall, flooring, and fixtures being at high risk of secondary flood damage, time is of the essence.

Our SERVPRO staff aims to be your resource during the flood damage restoration process from start to finish. This includes documenting every step and assisting with the insurance claim. It also includes providing move-out services for undamaged items, specialized drying solutions for selected belongings, and applying anti-microbial solutions once the cleanup and drying are done. Not surprisingly, our team also excels at the following:

  • Performing controlled demolition
  • Replacing drywall and sheetrock
  • Removing unsalvageable flooring materials and disposing of them as required by local regulations

When you call SERVPRO of Pender/ West Onslow Counties at (910) 319-0600, you access the latest water restoration industry and the most professional team of experts. If disaster strikes, call us and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Finding a Fire Damage Restoration Team in Jacksonville is not as Hard as it Seems.

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

Burned outlet Fire damage comes from a multitude of sources and is a year-round threat. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your home.

SERVPRO has the Latest in Equipment and Techniques to Aid Jacksonville Homeowners Facing Fire Damage

Every single homeowner in Jacksonville is vulnerable to fire damage. Some older electrical wiring can pose a threat and open flames, unattended items in the kitchen, and human error. In the winter, space heaters may be of concern, but in the summer, items such as citronella candles, fireworks, and barbecues can also cause a fire in the home. Keeping safety top of our minds, homeowners should also know who to turn to in their time of need.

In Jacksonville, our premier fire damage restoration team, capable of handling all aspects of fire remediation, is ready to come to your site as soon as you contact us. Our fire restoration technicians hold certifications verifying their competency, but our business processes also make us quick to react when you call and efficient in our approach. Our technical knowledge is evident from the minute we arrive and consider the source of ignition, how the fire traveled from room to room, and the characteristics of the residue left behind. Some telling data we collected during our initial assessment include:

  • The nature of the materials that caught on fire
  • How fire and smoke traveled through the home
  • The composition of surfaces where ash and soot settled

In our process, we look at multiple variables to determine the best methods for cleaning, deodorizing, and disinfecting your home. Each job is unique, and our team seeks to meet the needs of our clients individually. SERVPRO of Pender/ West Onslow Counties is here to help. Call us at (910) 319-0600 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Comprehensive Hampstead Plumbing Water Damage Restoration

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water stains on drywall and baseboard After water damage, SERVPRO will determine if the drywall and other structural components are salvageable.

Hampstead SERVPRO Water Cleanup for Structures

Home plumbing concerns can crop up suddenly and create increased expenses for homeowners. These disasters can lead to increased water bills, damaged walls and framing, and potential mold growth, which can cause health effects. Proactive, emergency-response cleaning can save property owners hundreds to thousands of dollars while keeping occupants safe.

SERVPRO water damage restoration can restore Hampstead homes to a sanitary condition with EPA-registered biocides and commercial-grade tools. This firm also performs rebuilding services that include drywall repair, baseboard reinstallation, and repainting after mitigation.

How SERVPRO Restores Wet Drywall and Baseboards 

SERVPRO technicians can often save water damaged drywall and baseboards after disaster strikes. While some materials are not salvageable, others are restorable to a pre-disaster state.

Crew members can use the following strategies to restore structural materials while saving homeowners on repair and replacement costs incurred by water disasters. 

  • Cutting out small portions of wet drywall or drilling small weep holes into it, forcing air into wall cavities with axial, centrifugal, or low-profile air movers and tubing designed for this type of drying
  • Removing wet baseboards and manually cleaning or spraying them with OSHA-approved biocides before implementing extraction and drying tools. In cases where baseboards are not salvageable, technicians can install replacements after drying is complete 
  • Drying typically entails the use of air movers and dehumidifiers together. Positioning for these items is critical: air movers generally are set at 45 to 90-degree angles along the perimeter of the impacted area every 150 to 300 square feet, or less in more serious water scenarios

SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties is reachable at (910) 319-0600 when homeowners need around-the-clock cleanup that looks and feels "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Mold Remediation for Jacksonville Residences

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth along wall Mold cleanup technicians from SERVPRO are trained and available to address microbial concerns.

Mold Mitigation from SERVPRO is Available 24/7

Mold damage can begin within a day or two of moisture exposure. These microbes eat away at organic materials like sheetrock, specific varieties of insulation, and even wall framing, floors, and ceiling joists. 

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) compliant mold remediation from Jacksonville SERVPRO technicians can successfully reduce spore populations to pre-disaster levels. Professional remediation keeps homeowners safe and can include rebuilding services like structural repairs. 

SERVPRO Availability Maximizes Home Restoration Potential

Mold cleanup technicians from SERVPRO are available seven days a week and at any time of day to address microbial concerns such as:

  • Spore clusters
  • Stains
  • Malodors
  • Structural damage
  • Indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns

SERVPRO IICRC trained techs take caution when addressing mold, including using and decontaminating commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and sealing contaminated areas with polyethylene sheeting. This includes partial sealing of ductwork to prevent mold from migrating during remediation.

Restoration professionals address mold with EPA-registered biocides and take measures to remediate the conditions in which mold thrives by drying the affected structure with air movers and low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers. Microbial movement is controlled with HEPA-filter air scrubbers that lower local air pressure in sealed areas, which causes spores to fall to the floor for technicians to collect with vacuums. 

Odor control technicians (OCTs) ensure that mold and moisture odors are eliminated on a particle level with the help of ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, sprays, scented granules, time-release pellets, and counteractant odor beads, among other solutions. 

When homeowners need fast-acting "Like it never even happened" cleanup, SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties at (910) 319-0600.

Jacksonville Water Restoration Saves Local Businesses

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment in water damaged room SERVPRO technicians can remediate water damage and its effects on various flooring surfaces with careful water removal and drying strategies.

SERVPRO Water Extraction Cleans Wet Floors

Water damage can impact businesses at any time, and unfortunately, many of these events can occur at the most inconvenient times possible. Fast-acting mitigation is necessary to ensure that Jacksonville businesses can reopen as quickly as possible for their employees, vendors, and customers. Flooring is particularly vulnerable and can create concerns like efflorescence, mold, or subflooring damage.

Jacksonville SERVPRO water restoration technicians use EPA-registered, OSHA-approved biocides to remove microbes associated with water damage from structural materials and assets. Techs can also implement hot water extraction, drying, and deodorization to restore water-affected flooring and drywall, among other materials. 

Water Cleanup for Commercial Carpet, Tile, and Concrete

SERVPRO technicians can remediate water damage and its effects on various flooring surfaces with careful water removal and drying strategies. These include:

  • Extracting water damage from carpeting with hot water extractors and specialized carpet wands. Carpet tiles may prove more vulnerable and can often prove less costly to replace than repair after absorbing high volumes of water
  • The ceramic tile itself is highly water-resistant, but moisture can create mold growth in grout and cause the material to swell and warp. This deformation of tile grout can cause tiles to delaminate or crack. SERVPRO can respond with proprietary tile and grout cleaners, as well as drying equipment, that can minimize potential damage to tile flooring
  • Concrete is typically very hardy, but water can aggravate cracks in flooring and encourage the growth of chalky mineral deposits called efflorescence. SERVPRO techs can address these concerns with extraction, drying, potential repairs, and powerful floor scrubbers

Business owners can call SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties at (910) 319-0600. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and committed to providing emergency-response mitigation.

Flood Damage Cleanup from Jacksonville Basements

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain hitting roof of home. When flooding happens, fast remediation is necessary. SERVPRO is always available 24/7.

Pooling and Flood Damage in Jacksonville Basements Must Be Removed Promptly

Flooding is not uncommon for Pender and Onslow County homes and businesses. Harsh weather systems can generate ideal conditions to create disasters like flash flooding, which destructively surges at residences in the neighborhoods we serve and require fast restoration. An area of many houses at risk is the basement.

Identifying Penetration Points

Overcoming flood damage in Jacksonville homes, particularly the basements, begins with understanding how the condition occurred. Penetration points for flooding must be identified and resolved in the earliest stages of recovery to keep the situation from repeating during the restoration and cleaning processes.

Removing Water

Standing water needs to be removed as fast as possible from flooded areas of your house. Water migration can result in heavy pooling in this subterranean portion with lower levels like the basement. Because natural flooding often introduces particles and solids along with the standing floodwater, only specific extraction units can be effective. Trash pumps and truck-mount extractors are preferred removal options.

Muck-Out Cleaning

Matter carried in with floodwater is a considerable concern for homes at the basement level. Not only must the surface water be resolved promptly, but failures to remove the debris and bulk materials impacted can allow contaminants and microbes to cause health hazards, structural degradation, or biohazard conditions. Muck-out cleaning addresses:

  • Debris
  • Solids
  • Organic Matter
  • Contaminants

Thorough Drying

Drying is extensive, utilizing dozens of tools and devices from our recovery inventory. Air movers are among the most readily used, with several machines daisy-chained together to limit power demands while providing maximum evaporation production. Basements require several centrifugal units directed at concrete masonry units that have begun to absorb the floodwater.

Despite the damage that flooding can cause your home, our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team’s fast response is crucial in saving time and money for customers. Call when disasters strike at (910) 319-0600.

Popular Electric Submersible Pumps for Hampstead Water Damage

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water in kitchen Malfunctioning appliances are a significant source of water damage each year. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your home.

Submersible Pumps Are Ideal for Various Water Damage Needs of Hampstead Homes

It is essential to get water removal services started in damaged homes as soon as possible. From burst pipes to malfunctioning appliances in the house, standing water is a significant threat to floors and wall systems. Extraction services utilize multiple pieces of equipment in our inventory, including submersible pumps and vacuums. This prompt action helps in other needed efforts to come, such as:

  • Water removal
  • Cleaning
  • Bulk material discarding
  • Structure drying

How Does an Electric Submersible Pump Work?

Many extraction devices are used in water damage restoration of Hampstead homes, but few are as readily used as electric submersible pumps. We utilize these because they are easy to maneuver and do not require much to operate. These units function from an onboard motor driving the pump and producing kinetic energy converted into pressure to pull water through the housing.

Limited Power Demands

There are several advantages to electric submersible pumps, the first being a limited power supply necessary to operate the device. Unlike gas-powered trash pumps in our inventory, electric submersible pumps run off a traditional 110 V outlet in a home without compromising the extraction capacities. 

Quiet Operation

The quiet operation of these extraction units is another advantage for restoring homes where occupants have not been displaced. This process is a way that our restoration efforts do not impede more on customers' lives during water damage cleanup.

Deep Extraction Capable 

Another advantage of choosing electric pumps is their ability to manage even considerable depths. Often operating at an output of several hundred gallons per minute of discharge, even significant deep extraction needs are manageable in a matter of hours.

Various tools are instrumental in removing and drying water and flood damage in your home. When several inches of standing water exists, submersible pumps are a wise choice. Give our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team a call when you need it at (910) 319-0600.

Surface Cleaning Mold Remediation for Jacksonville Properties

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy mold growth on ceiling One of the first steps in mold remediation is locating the moisture source. Our team can provide complete mold remediation.

Mold Remediation Begins in Jacksonville Residences with Surface Treatments

When you believe mold damage exists in your home, it is essential to act quickly. We have experienced remediation professionals trained in multiple mold removal and cleanup approaches. From surface treatment to repairs and reconstruction, we are a full-service team to help.

What Is Surface Treatment Remediation?

Surface cleaning and treatment, which uses antimicrobial products and mechanical action for removal, are preferred for mold damaged Jacksonville properties. This process is the least invasive approach for recovery after organisms spread throughout the property. We have several potent sporicidal and antimicrobial products within our inventory to destroy spores and microbes on contact.

Can Mechanical Actions Help?

Mechanical actions and agitation can amplify the desired result with surface cleaning. In this case, steps more effectively remove superficial mold damage. Some of the options we utilize include:

  • Hand Sanding – Gritty paper can clear mold on surfaces like wood framing without compromising the integrity of the materials.
  • Steel Wool – This abrasive material is ideal for clearing surface mold that has started to penetrate the surface.
  • Brushing – Hard bristled brushes remove more stubborn colonies.

Are More Abrasive Cleaning Options Needed?

Surface treatments are often insufficient to overcome the active colonization within a house. Although surface cleaning is the most desirable approach due to its non-invasiveness, many situations warrant a more abrasive and aggressive cleaning solution. Our IICRC trained team can provide strategies like dry ice blasting or even controlled demolition where necessary.

It is vital to quickly respond when you believe that mold damage exists in your home. Even when you cannot see the immediate effects of colonies, you can often identify the possibility of microbial growth through physical signs. When you suspect microbial damage, give our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team a call to help at (910) 319-0600. 

Handling Flood Damage After Devastating Jacksonville Storms

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Blue tarp over storm damaged roof Tarping and boarding up are two of SERVPRO’s emergency storm damage restoration services.

Get Your Jacksonville Property Back to Normal with Flood Damage Restoration

Taking on storm damage repair to your Jacksonville property can be daunting for any homeowner. However, with the help of SERVPRO’s storm response team, you can restore your home, handle any standing water, and return it to pre-damage condition. We are there within hours of your call to mitigate damage, help put your mind at ease, and handle all facets of restoration for you.

Every flood damage situation in Jacksonville is unique, so you need an experienced team like SERVPRO to ensure you get the results you need. After a storm, one of the most critical steps is a thorough assessment to spot any potential dangers, all areas where water may have infiltrated your home, and more.

  • Assessment/Securing the Property –If you have a leaking roof from storms or have suffered wall damage, SERVPRO secures your building to keep it safe from the elements. Our tarping and board-up services help keep out additional water, wind, debris, animals, and vandals.
  • Prompt Clean Up –Storm and flood damage restoration must include rapid clean-up. We remove affected interior contents and structural elements that get tagged unsalvageable. Our crew determines what can get saved, and we clear space so that recovery and rebuilding can begin.
  • Water Removal Services –Our water restoration technicians (WRT) remove all standing water using powerful extractors and submersible pumps.
  • Controlled Demolition/Reconstruction –We use skilled contractors to handle the replacement and finishing of all water-damaged areas. SERVPRO's goal is to restore your home to pre-flood condition, “Like it never even happened.” We may need to replace carpeting, carpet pads, subfloor, drywall, panels, ceiling tiles, and more during this time.

SERVPRO of Pender/West Onslow Counties can be there 24/7 with our emergency response team should you require flood damage assistance after a recent storm. Our highly trained technicians have the experience and equipment to provide you with stellar results. You can reach us by dialing (910) 319-0600.