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Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Rubber Duckie in a water overflow Is it time to have your HVAC Ductwork Cleaned?

Deciding when (or even if) your air ducts need a good clean out is one of the trickier parts of homeownership.  While there is little scientific evidence as to whether routine air duct cleaning improves air quality, experts agree air ducts should be clean when there's clear evidence that they're dirty.

Some people notice an immediate improvement in air quality, less dust on furniture and the entire HVAC system works more efficiently.

Checking and changing filters, keeping systems maintained, having regular inspections, and ensuring moisture doesn't get in are more important check lists or maintenance ideas.

With more air flow you may use your system less in the summertime and heater less in the winter.  There are many positives to having the duct system cleaned in your home or business.

Call us at 904-861-8870 here in Orange Park, Oakleaf, Middleburg, McClenney and North Clay County to get a free quote and inspection.

We look forward to being the honest company that gains your trust.

Knowing, Understanding & Who Can Help

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Van, Truck & Car all parked together Faster to YOUR disaster SERVPRO is here to help make sure your disaster seems "Like it never even happened."

Damage That Can Be Done..

No one likes to think about the possible ails of a disaster attacking your property. SERVPRO wants to help you become more knowledgeable. Understanding the extent of potential damage is key to taking the right steps in getting your property back to pre-damage condition!  SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg is here to help.  Handling the west side of Orange Park as well, we are here to help when you need us!

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Know which type of fire you have had to enable mitigation cleaning to be successful!

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

4 Squares of different colors with words typed inside of them Be sure to know which kind of soot you are mitigating so you don't cause MORE DAMAGE!

Did you know that there are four different types of smoke? Wet, Dry, Oily, and Protein

Wet smoke - Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Oily Smoke - Grease, Fuel Burning, and Burnt Plastics

  • Easily smeared, resistant to wet cleaning

Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today - SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg are ready to respond and answer your questions on how to tell which type your fire might have been and also clean.  If you don't know which type soot it is, you can DO MORE DAMAGE by trying to clean yourself.  You also have to know what kind of paint you have or you could do more damage as well.  You can reach us at 904-861-8870 and we will be glad to assist you.   We also cover the west side of Orange Park in Clay County, Macclenny in Baker County and Starke in Bradford County.   

Storms or Cleaning, We are here for you!

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Palm Tree over Water with dark sky approaching We are here for you when you need us!

SERVPRO Storm Response

The team here at SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg is ready for whatever happens, no matter the time, night or day. When it comes to fire & water damage, our professionals work endlessly to make sure our customers are happy and that we walk them through each step of the cleaning process.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

We're Quick to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too.  Westside Orange Park is where we grew up and went to school.  When you have a storm event or flooding emergency, we are in the area and ready to help.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg today (904)861-8870

Bio-Hazard Tips for Homes and Businesses

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Person in tyvek suit and mask extracting sewage backed up in a shower Protect yourself by using personal protective equipment during any type of bio hazard situation.

SERVPRO of North Clay County has helped home owners and businesses with fire, smoke and water damage clean up.  But did you know that SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg professionals are trained and certified in Bio-Hazard clean up?  Here are some helpful tips on what to do until help arrives if you experience crime scene, vandalism or bio-hazard damage in your home or business.

VANDLISM DAMAGE

DO:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from your building exterior as soon as possible
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints

DON’T

  • Don’t attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damage lamps or appliances
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Harmful Waste

(Sewage, blood borne pathogens, etc.)

DO:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

DON’T

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

These Emergency Tips will assist you in taking the proper actions until SERVPRO professionals arrive to your home or business.

Please follow these Dos and DON’Ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.  Call SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg at (904) 861-8870 for assistance with any Bio-Hazard cleanup.  We are available 24/7/365 to serve our residents and businesses.

Are your employees complaining?

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Duct Work Dirty and Cleaned Side by Side Is your ductwork causing employees to call out sick?

Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Since conditions in every business are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning in your business would be beneficial.  Sometimes if you have noticed an above average amount of employees experiencing sickness this could be a quick fix to help with making sure the building is "clean" of allergy promoters.

You should inspect your ducts if your furniture is excessively dusty or if you notice your registers (vents) are dust filled.  After a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see no indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust or mold (no musty odor or visible mold growth), having your air ducts cleaned is probably unnecessary. On the other hand, if someone in your business suffers from allergies, unexplained symptoms or illnesses you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned.  It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This does not indicate that your air ducts are contaminated with heavy deposits of dust or debris; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned.

Contact SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg @ (904) 861-8870 to have your ducts cleaned today!!  We also provide services in West Orange Park & MacClenney.  

Welcome to our new home

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro of North Clay County, Oakleaf and Middlburg Our new location

As Oakleaf, Middleburg and the surrounding areas grow and expand, so does the need for a company with the fantastic reputation of SERVPRO.  With the opening of our SERVPRO of North Clay County, Oakleaf and Middleburg office, we will be able to better assist our local community with water removal and dehumidification, cleaning of airducts and HVAC systems among other services 24 hours a day.  Our goal is to take whatever problem you have contacted us about and make it "Like it never even happened."

As we expand our footprint over the North Clay County, Oakleaf and Middleburg area, we would like to bring the great Customer Service and reputation that SERVPRO provides to more of our new neighbors who maybe haven't heard of us or used SERVPRO personally.  We look forward to growing with our new blossoming community.