Recent Biohazard Posts

Signs Your South Fleming Island/North Bradford County Florida East Coast Home Might Have Mold, and 4 Ways to Rule out Leaks as the Culprit

4/28/2023 (Permalink)

We all know it—the incessant sound of the “drip drip drip” of a leaking pipe. But did you know that this noise could be an indicator of something much more sinister, on top of already being an annoyance to your ears?

That’s because leaking pipes, whether they are big or small, can cause a myriad of problems for the average homeowner. In fact, one of the most common problems that property owners can sustain is water damage. And, broken and leaky pipes rank second in both frequency and severity, according to the yearly total of claims resulting in water damage.

And repeated moisture in your residence, especially in more humid states such as Florida, could be a primary culprit for an infestation of mold. Luckily, there are a few steps to take to quickly identify this issue and preventative measures to maintain a mold-free home.

1.) Location, location, location

As stated before, leaking pipes are the top indicator of a future mold infestation. However, there are a few other locations that provide the perfect dark, damp atmosphere for mold. This includes places that have repeated and undetected leaks, primarily from other cases of water damage. Be sure to also check behind walls, your ceiling, and even flooring for moisture build-up. These instances could also lead to overall product deterioration, and oftentimes, mold and mildew—which make for an almost perfect pairing.

 2.) Timing is key.

Mold can grow on almost any surface in your home that remains wet or in an area with excess moisture within 48 to 72 hours. Often, this happens even after repairs are made. This is why it is imperative to call a SERVPRO expert even if the leak seems innocently small or has created little damage.

 3.) Make emergency repairs.

While this seems like a no-brainer, the truth is when a leak is not repaired properly, water can and will continue to pool. This water is now creating the perfect hang-out for mold and mildew. And, if it is in an area without proper airflow (i.e., a basement, attic, etc.) the mold damage can be extensively worse. This is because mold is notorious for being good at hiding, and can end up in areas that may not be detected for months.

Consider turning your water off. This will make repairing the water pipe leak much easier. Make sure to regularly check the area for at least a few weeks. If the water does show up again, call one of our SERVPRO professionals sooner than later. They will not only be able to quickly identify the underlying cause but take the proper steps to remediate the damage from start-to-finish.

 4.) What’s that smell?

Another good indicator that there might be mold still lingering in your household is the smell. Have you noticed a damp smell or musty odor in your home? This is often another sign of water damage and is usually the strongest around the area where the water damage occurred. 

 If you think that your North Bradford County/South Fleming Island home has a leak or signs of water damage, your local SERVPRO professional is here to help. Our highly trained technicians can mitigate and dry out the excess moisture quickly before the structural integrity of your home becomes at risk for secondary damages and mold growth. Acting quickly and avoiding any delays when dealing with water damage and excess moisture not only save your home's structural integrity but lessens the amount of time needed to get your home back to normal, but the timely response can also aid in keeping overall costs down. Call us to schedule a FREE estimate, or for emergency services 24/7/365! 

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

Did You Know We Offer Biohazard Cleanup Services?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in biohazard protective wear with text that says bio hazard is professionals  SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is trained and equipped to handle biohazard cleanup safely and efficiently!

When it comes to cleaning up the aftermath of a traumatic event where blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it is likely you don't even know where to begin. But when bodily fluids are involved, it creates an environment that is not safe for you to be around. This is why residents of South Fleming Island and surrounding Clay County and North Bradford County areas turn to SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County for professional biohazard cleanup. 

As local professionals, we specialize in many different types of emergency cleaning services that help reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having our trained professionally trained crew clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits clients in the following ways:  

  • Health Safety: Being exposed to hazardous conditions could result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who is not trained in proper disposal or is not adequately protected. 
  • Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It requires higher strength cleaning products to ensure that all hazards have been removed. 
  • Relieve The Burdon: Biohazard cleanup not only poses a threat for physical damages but there is also the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through. 

Whatever the situation or circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it is imperative that you call a professional biohazard cleaning to safely yes handle the job as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7/365, call SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County at 904-290-4040!

4 Reasons You May Need a Biohazard Cleanup Specialist

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Professional biohazard cleanup / cleaning by SERVPRO of South Fleming Island Ever wondered who has to cleanup at a crime-scene or after a sewage spill? SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County can! 904-290-4040

Violent crimes, infectious disease infestations, and other traumatic situations can leave behind contaminants that may be hazardous to human health. Safely removing these requires expertise, personal protection equipment, and a variety of specialized tools capable of fully sanitizing the area. Below are a few circumstances that might benefit from a biohazard cleanup service.

What Situations May Require the Attention of a Biohazard Cleanup Team?

1. Violent Crime

Violent crimes and suicides are traumatic for loved ones that are left behind. These times can be stressful, especially for those who may be wondering how to handle the aftermath. Hiring a biohazard cleanup team can provide some much-needed relief.

Crime scenes are often contaminated with bodily fluids that can produce stains and foul odors or spread disease. Chemicals used by police during the investigation, such as luminol, can also be difficult to detect when restoring the area. Biohazard cleanup companies have the tools and experience to remove traces of the crime along with investigative residue.

2. An Unattended Death

Whether it’s due to an accident or illness, people can pass away in their own homes. Depending on the time elapsed before the deceased is discovered, pathogens, bacteria, and gases could have already permeated the room. These situations may also result in stained furniture and strong odors that are difficult to remove through traditional cleaning methods.

3. Dangerous Illnesses

Many diseases, such as salmonella and hepatitis, can survive for up to a week outside of the body. They can still cause infection during this time frame.

Standard cleaning methods can actually increase the risk by spreading the pathogens around the room. Biohazard removal specialists have the equipment to protect themselves from infection while ensuring the space is safe to enter.

4. Sewage Backups

A damaged drain field or sewer line can leave waste with nowhere to go but back into your house. Raw sewage can carry a variety of dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, salmonella, and hepatitis. Effectively removing these pathogens, as well as the foul smells and stained carpets a sewer backup creates, requires specialized tools and extensive training.

No matter what stressful situation you’re facing, the experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County will protect your home and those you love from biological and chemical contaminants. With their extensive biohazard cleanup expertise and rigorous training, these technicians are equipped to handle even the most difficult sites. Visit their website for more information, or call (904) 290-4040 to request a quote and schedule a service.

SERVPRO is Here to Help During Virus Spike

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee and logo The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program holds cleanliness and sanitizing up to a very high standard.

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island and North Bradford County is here to help the community stay safe during this unsettling time. On July 12 2020, an alarming 15,300 cases were reported. It is extremely important to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Wearing facial coverings, avoiding large groups, and washing your hands often are just a few ways to lower your risk of getting sick. It is imperative that your home and business are as clean and sanitized as possible to reduce the risk of people getting sick.

SERVPRO is offering the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program to help residents and businesses be as clean and as protected as possible. CSC offers most of SERVPRO's pathogen disinfecting services in order to ensure maximum sanitizing. Call us at 904-290-4040 today for a free estimate!

Bio-hazard Cleanup by SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO performing bio hazard cleanup SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County does bio-hazard cleanup! Clean's a call away; (904) 290-4040! Free estimates cheerfully given

When you think of SERVPRO, usually only Fire, Water, and Mold Damage Restoration services come to mind, but there are many other services we provide at our franchise, such as bio-hazard cleanup. Here at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County we offer a wide variety of services including bio-hazard cleanup! From sewage cleanup, contaminated water cleanup, deep cleanings, to viral pathogen disinfecting and sanitizing, clean is one call away! Call us at (904) 290-4040 24/7/365 for a free estimate! 

We take safety and the containment of affected area's seriously, so we make sure we are extra careful when containing off contaminated area's for both our technician's safety and the safety of our customers. 


SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County does bio-hazard cleanup!


5/9/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of ocean with positive message Before, during and after times like these, SERVPRO will be here to help.

Emergency Cleaning Services

During this unprecedented time, households and essential businesses are more focused than ever on cleanliness. To properly serve the community, the professionals at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County continue to offer emergency cleaning services in addition to mold remediation and fire restoration. If you’re looking for ways to sanitize your building, office, or home, to minimize the spread of COVID-19, here’s what you should know about their offerings.

What Can SERVPRO Do?

The team of trained technicians at SERVPRO specializes in emergency cleaning services. If you’re worried about COVID-19 and the health and well-being of your family or employees, schedule a cleaning appointment. The professional cleaners will have protective gear, training, and high-grade cleaning supplies to eliminate harmful bacteria. With experience dealing with biological contaminants and hazardous waste, your cleaners can successfully and safely sanitize your living and workspace's.

Their emergency cleaning services can include cleaning porous and non-porous surfaces, sanitizing counters and floors, disinfecting tools, equipment, and supplies, as well as safely disposing of hazardous waste. Best of all, your cleaning crew remains up-to-date on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations regarding COVID-19. 

What Additional Precautions Can You Take?

In addition to scheduling an emergency cleaning appointment if you’re worried about exposure to the virus, embrace the CDC’s guidelines in terms of protecting yourself.

This includes washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds with added frequency. Avoid touching your face and keep your distance from others. Refrain from shaking hands or touching strangers. Instead, maintain at least six feet of distance and do your best to cover your face with a bandanna or mask and wear gloves when in public.

Maintain excellent hygiene, limit the number of outings you take, and embrace a strict cleaning routine of wiping down counters, doorknobs, and other surfaces in between professional cleaning appointments. 

If you’re located in South Clay County, FL, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is ready to provide emergency cleaning services to ensure your property is safe and protected against COVID-19. With a dedicated staff, hospital-grade cleaning products, and top-of-the-line protective gear, you can depend on this company to sanitize your space. To schedule an appointment, call (904) 290-4040. For more information on their services, including biohazard cleanup, mold remediation, and fire restoration, visit their website

Bioremediation services

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in full PPE disinfecting an area We are specialists in bioremediation!!

When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why Clay County residents turn to SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County for professional biohazard cleanup.

The local company specializes in many types of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having them clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits their clients in the following ways:

  • Heath Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal. 
  • Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.
  • Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.

Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County at (904) 290-4040!!!

Time and experience equals excellence

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Performs Biohazard Cleanup Services Biohazard remediation services!

SERVPRO has been performing fire and water restoration for more than 50 years and in that time, we have had to perform work in very hazardous environments, many times in environments that involved pathogens that are considered more dangerous than covid-19. Our SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County crew is prepared and ready to assist local businesses and homes with pathogen cleaning services, disinfectant services, and sanitization's.

Commercial and residential; no job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County!! 

We're excited to begin serving and helping the communities of Orange Park, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Asbury Lake, Penny Farms, and Lakeside!!

If you have any questions about our scope of work, our certifications, our safety procedures or anything else feel free to call us at (904) 290-4040!