With Thanksgiving one sleep away, Abba Property Solutions is here to share what we are most thankful for this year! While 2020 has surged forward amidst numerous obstacles, we as a community here in Jacksonville have shown that we are stronger and more focused because of our circumstances. More than ever before, we understand just how lucky we are to have our employees, customers, and loved ones safe, happy, healthy, and prepared for anything!
We Are Grateful For Our Customers
Although we may not find you in the best of circumstances- be it water damage from a burst pipe in your home, a leak in your roof, storm damage, or hurricane water damage, we are grateful to have been part of your return to normalcy. We at Abba Property Solutions take immense pride in providing top tier services for our customers and remain mindful of how we can make any emergency situation as simple and stress free as possible.
Abba Property Solutions’ CEO, Craig Henderson, shares, “When looking back at this year and seeing the direct effects Covid has had on our community, I am honored that our team could ease the burden of further damage and suffering in Jacksonville. We may not meet in the happiest of circumstances, but I’m proud that our team can help our customers get smiles back on their faces and families back home sooner! You, the customer, is the most important part of our process. Thank you for your trust and faith in Abba to enter your lives as part of the solution.”
We Are Blessed With Our Staff
Our dedicated staff of general contractors, water damage repair experts, customer service representatives, and project managers are second to none! We are so proud of the work they have accomplished throughout this year!
Our water mitigation team, comprised of Garrett Schanck, Lori Craft, Ricardo Pardo, Mark Novak & Dylon Halleran lived in hotels during the midst of Hurricane Season to deploy into areas hit hardest. They had a goal to be the first on the scene as soon as sunlight broke. Because of their 24/7 dedication to help remove water damage and salvage affected homes, we were able to help over 20 families get back on their feet sooner!
Heading Into Thanksgiving and Black Friday
With family gatherings- either digital or socially distanced, and plenty of deals on the horizon, Abba urges those we care about to practice CDC-based suggestions at this time. Hundreds of companies have shifted their sales digital this year, so consumers can enjoy tradition without compromising their safety. Take advantage of deals and steals from the comfort of your home and enjoy the technology and advancements we have at our fingertips to keep tragedy out of our homes this Thanksgiving.
Additionally, when browsing deals, take a look at home improvement and hardware store offerings, such as The Home Depot or Lowe’s, for home safety items that can prevent head and heart ache in 2021! Whether you want to check out sales on fire extinguishers, smart systems for heating and cooling, carbon monoxide alarms, home surveillance sales, or sump pumps, odds are they are available at a bargain price.
Invest in your family, your friends, and your health this year! Be safe and practice gratitude and thanks a bit extra tomorrow. After all, we have so much to be thankful for with a community as strong as ours!
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With the majority of Americans being unfamiliar with basic fire home safety practices, US firefighters respond to a fire every 24 seconds. That's a staggering statistic! Fortunately, there are steps you can actively take to reduce the risk of your house being one of those stops.
As your go-to experts, the Abba Property Solutions team places a priority on home safety. We hope that you'll take these next few minutes from your day to gain valuable fire safety advice by following the steps listed below. Who knows, it just may save your life.
Step 1: Prevent
To prevent a fire from starting in the first place, you need to be familiar with these common causes of house fires.
Never leave your kitchen when the stove or oven is on. Did you know that grease can self-ignite if it's hot enough? To put out a grease fire, do not use water. Rather, smother the flame with a pan lid or something comparable. Other common cooking-related fires are caused by grilling too close to the house and putting away appliances before they've had the chance to properly cool.
Eliminate the need for electric heaters by improving home insulation. If that's not possible, keep electric and space heaters away from other objects and flammable materials, such as bedding and clothing, and turn them off before you leave your home.
Electrical and Lighting
Avoid overloading your circuits and replace damaged wires to minimize the chance for electrical fires. To avoid lighting-related fires, update your light bulbs and string lights with LED bulbs and always turn off your lights before leaving your house or going to sleep.
Talk to your children about the dangers of playing with fire. Secure any matches, lighters, and ignitable substances in a location that's out of their reach and inaccessible.
Invest in flameless candles and don't smoke inside. If that doesn't work for you, never burn open flame candles on an unsturdy base or when there's a risk of falling asleep.
Understand how to work safely with the chemicals in your home and how to properly store your various household chemicals.
Step 2: Prepare
Ensure that you have the properly functioning equipment and a solid plan could be the difference between life and death.
Step 3: Respond
Understand ahead of time how to respond if a fire does start. By reading the following guidelines provided by the American Red Cross, you’ll know what to do if faced with a fire-based emergency.
Step 4: Recover
Unfortunately, fires can happen to anyone. That’s why you should have a recovery plan, including who you'll contact for help, one hand in case the unimaginable happens to you. Something you may not actively consider is that internal structural damage and water damage commonly occur while trying to put out property fires.
If a fire or other home safety emergency strikes, you'll want to consult with a professional about repairing and renovating your home. At Abba Property Solutions, we understand that during these difficult situations you'll need all the support you can get. That’s why we do everything we can to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for our Jacksonville area customers. We work with your insurance to keep the process as smooth as can be, so you can focus on what matters most-- your loved ones. Contact us to learn more about our services and how Abba can help you today.
One of the best feelings is stepping into a beautifully air conditioned home after some fun in the sun on a hot, humid day. This is especially true in the thick, humid Florida heat. It's important to remember that while our air conditioner is taking great care of us, we need to take care of it as well. Not performing regular maintenance could lead to a breakdown, or even worse, a need for water damage restoration.
At Abba, we're compassionate about people and feel it's important to keep everyone informed on the latest offerings and technology available to homeowners today. Sharing this helpful information with the ones you care about most will help to ensure that they will receive the information they need to stay safe and comfortable.
Step #1: Invest in the equipment you need to save big.
You'll not only save money, but you'll save your air conditioner unit some wear and tear when you invest in these important items:
Step #2: Prepare your outdoor space to keep control of your space indoors.
A little work will go a long way when you take these simple steps:
Step #3: Contact your favorite rehab and renovation company for annual maintenance.
Determine if air duct cleaning is appropriate for your home. For some, it may be important and for others, perhaps it's not necessary. Regardless of age or model, we recommend you service your cooling system at least once per year, generally in the spring. So, when the time comes, make sure to schedule an appointment with your favorite rehab and renovation company.
We hope these tips keep your air conditioner running well and leak-free. However, we also know that sometimes bad things, including home-based emergencies, happen to even the most well-intentioned homeowners.
As Jacksonville, Florida's trusted water damage restoration experts, we'll be there for you when you need us the most. Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about our water damage repair services. In the meantime, we'll continue to rebuild; lives, homes, families, and businesses of those in need, always putting people first.
Whether from a wild storm or a leaky pipe, home water damage can happen when you least expect it. When it does, it's best to know how to handle the situation quickly and efficiently. Often, water damage takes time to occur, so taking care of it the moment you notice the problem is critical. Luckily, if you've noticed home water damage, Abba Property Solutions is here to help you resolve the situation and give you the tools and assistance you need to proceed with confidence.
Look For Signs of Home Water Damage
Home water damage can be a slow burning problem or a rapid issue. For some, you won’t notice any water damage until something more drastic, such as a collapsing ceiling or crumbling drywall, occurs.
Discoloration in your drywall, yellow stains, musty or damp odors, and a decrease in sink, shower, or toilet water pressure can be telling signs of a pipe leak. If you notice any of these signs, then take action immediately to discover a potentially larger issue.
Other times, a large storm or a massive pipe breakage can cause immediate, devastating damage. Larger damage, while easier to spot, can cause devastating home water damage in next to no time at all.
Turn Off Your Water Source
The moment you notice a leak in your home, turn off your main water source. For some leaks, they’ll be near your water heater, washing machine, or a faucet. In these cases, oftentimes the valves are nearby and can shut off water to that specific area.
If you're not sure where the leak is coming from, it’s best to shut water off from the main source, typically found at the front of your home near the street.
Try to Contain Standing Water
In smaller floods, try to contain the water to a specific area and not let it spread. Lay out old towels or other absorbent materials to control the spread of standing water.
If you have a sump pump, use this to pump water out of the damaged space. If the entirety of your house is flooded due to a large storm or maintenance issue, place your safety first and remove yourself from the situation for the time being. Then, come back when the water levels have receded on their own and the area has been deemed safe to reenter by an emergency professional.
Move At-Risk and Valuable Items
Whether or not the water appears to be spreading, remove any at-risk items from its path. When safe, electronics should be moved out of the path of the water. However, if the water is deep or it’s unknown whether an electronic has already been water damaged, turn both your electricity and water off.
Move your pictures, books, and other sentimental items away from damage zones as well. While items such as ceramics can be easily cleaned after the fact, so if time is of the essence, focus your efforts on textiles, paper products, and legal documents. There are also steps you can take to restore your items if you were unsuccessful at clearing them away prior to home water damage.
Call Your Local Plumber
While your first instinct may be to call a water damage restoration expert, your plumber must fix the source of the leak before any water damage repair can take place. If the flooding wasn't caused by a plumbing source, then go ahead and call your local water damage mitigation experts.
For the Jacksonville, FL area, Abba Property Solutions is your one-stop-shop for water damage rehab and renovation. Once the source of the leak is determined, we can come in and quickly work with your insurance provider to properly dry and restore your home back to its best condition. The sooner we can get in to dry the structure, the better so there’s less time for mold to develop.
Call your Insurance
This is a step where companies like us can also assist you. You’ll want to include pictures of the damage and property losses suffered from the incident. Abba works in conjunction with your insurance company as a preferred contractor to provide what they’ll need to get the best coverage possible.
While flooding is something that you never want to think can happen, it's vital to have a plan in place and know that there’s people you can rely on to get you back on your feet.
If you or a friend experience home water damage in Jacksonville, FL-- call Abba Property Solutions to have your questions answered, obtain a free quote, and start repairing your home today!
When operating a business, we have to think of worst case scenarios and have plans in place for all “what ifs”. We take out insurance, we monitor our security, and we train our employees on safe money handling and various operational procedures. But aside from these main precautions, is your business really ready to handle an emergency? Do your employees know how to handle sudden water damage? Abba Property Solutions is here to provide you with solutions that can help you to confidently say, “yes, we’re ready!”
How to Prepare Your Employees to Respond Swiftly.
When water damage strikes, how you and your employees immediately handle the emergency is key to the recovery of your business. The difference between a bump in the road and a massive loss of revenue, stock, and property can hinge upon your level of preparedness.
Here are some easy steps to help prepare your business to react confidently.
Take the Precautionary Measures.
Develop a Water Damage Action Plan, and Practice It!
Having a plan won’t do you any good unless your employees stay fresh on how to implement it. When every second counts, you don’t want time for guesswork and hunting for a procedure list or binder to waste them!
Get Employees Hands On.
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If you live in the Jacksonville area and would like to learn more about preparedness options, inspections, and water damage mitigation, feel free to contact Abba Property Solutions to learn more. At Abba, we pride ourselves on being your most affordable, professional one-stop-shop rehab and renovation services provider in and around Jacksonville. Our team of experts can help ensure your business stays afloat when water hits.