Hurricanes are known to be both dangerous and destructive, but you don't have to live in fear. In the event of a natural disaster, already having a plan in place and knowing exactly what to do will help keep your mind at ease before, during, and after hurricane season. As your go-to water damage repair experts, the Abba Property Solutions Team commits to put people first. We consider our customers to be like family. That's why we gathered the most relevant information and resources to ensure your hurricane prep goes smoothly before the risk of hurricanes arises in our Jacksonville community.
Assemble Your Emergency Preparedness Kits
During and after a hurricane strikes, there is a chance that you'll have to survive on your own for a significant period of time. Having a pre-made emergency preparedness kit on-hand will make situations like these more comfortable, and can even save your life. These kits can, and should, be assembled long before the threat of a hurricane is known. Check out this comprehensive list provided by the Department of Homeland Security to get started.
Maintain a Hurricane Ready Home
Simple regular home maintenance and habits keep your home "hurricane season ready", and cut back on many of last minute tasks you'll need to tackle. Here are a few ideas recommended by the American Red Cross to get you started:
Choose Your Water Restoration Company Ahead of Time
We all like to think "it won't happen to me", but there's nothing worse than not knowing where to turn for help during a crisis. If your home is damaged by a hurricane, you'll want to feel confident in the company you choose to help you get back into your home. At Abba, we exceed IICRC and RIA standards by utilizing top of the line equipment to help unbuckle water damaged wood floors, minimize demolition during repairs, and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for our customers. To learn more about our services, give us a call today!
Emergency water damage can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Storm damage, burst pipes, mold growth, roof leaks, and more can grind your daily routines to a halt and require swift action to prevent further damage. Water damage is a time sensitive issue that should be addressed by a team of professionals in order to return your home to it’s optimal state.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of necessities you should consider when in search for a reliable water damage restoration service.
Quick Response Time
Time is of the essence when it comes to disaster recovery services. A great deal of damage can be prevented just from getting ahead of the issue and taking action quickly. That’s why Abba has an emergency hotline operated 24/7 by real, local employees in Jacksonville capable of expert dispatch to your home in one hour.
Has a Team of Professionals- In Every Sense of the Word
Not only does Abba have a fundamental background and licensing as a general contractor, but our team of water damage repair experts goes through thorough background and safety checks to ensure peace of mind and the safety of you, your home, and your belongings. All of our team has acquired IICRC certification and is ready to help you return to your home.
Comes Stacked With Fantastic Reviews
Actions speak louder than words, although a reputation for five star service doesn’t hurt. Abba acts with professionalism, courtesy, and care to provide five star service for every job of any size. Just check out our list of reviews!
Has Experience Navigating the Insurance Claim Process With Ease
Insurance companies require the provision of extremely detailed timelines, documentation, and processing in order to cover a claim for the extent of damages incurred. Insurance providers need to know when the damage will be rectified, why it may take longer than anticipated, and the extent of initial damage. That’s why Abba only uses the best equipment and processes available to them.
Exclusively Uses Top-of-the-Line, High Tech Equipment
Speaking of equipment, we know a thing or two about water damage repair. Fans simply relocate moisture around your home and can lead to inefficient structural drying or further complications. Additionally, some companies need to do more harm to your home to assess the level of damage. Their outdated methods end up increasing the overall cost of your repairs! That’s why we use modern equipment, like high-grade infrared imaging devices, dehumidifiers, floor and carpet packages, and more. We can even help you unbuckle water damaged wood floors! Abba wants to ensure you pay as little out of pocket as possible.
Treats You, Your Family, and Your Home As If It Were Their Own
Trusting a company enough to provide access to your home for days on end is a tall order that Abba doesn’t take lightly. We pride ourselves on transparency, integrity, compassion, and providing the best results with as little additional damage as possible. We treat your family the way we would want our spouses, parents, and children to be treated.
Don’t wait for disaster to strike! Save our 24/7 emergency hotline number in your phone as your #1 Jacksonville water damage restoration experts today!
In today’s world, “clean” has never meant so much. As Jacksonville’s leading water damage restoration service and licensed general contractor, it is our honor to provide our customers with clean, safe, and well maintained environments. With a heightened need for extra safety protocols, especially for those who are elderly, immunocompromised, or other at risk populous, Abba Property Solutions continues to go the extra mile to create a dependably safe environment for both employees and customers.
We Are Essential
As always, Abba takes the guidelines of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) with immense gravity. However, it is our dedication to protect and provide peace of mind to our clients that drives Abba to go the extra mile. It can be difficult to entrust someone outside of your immediate family into your home at this time, and we want to assure you that Abba continues to care for your family, health, and home as if it were our own with the following measures.
We Are Tireless
Abba has enacted additional measures to our regular safety protocols to ensure your loved ones and our staff are equally and fully protected. Upon the outbreak, Abba has since moved our administrative staff to remote locations and work from home settings to promote social distancing. We have also minimized field visits to the most critical damage restoration workflow requests and emergency damage response services. We continue to prioritize our work where response time is crucial, and strive to help you feel safe in your own home.
Our field staff requires the properly instructed use of disposable N95 respirators, disposable gloves, and eye or face protection at every job site. We make sure all of our safety equipment remains uncontaminated and unlikely to tear or become compromised in our tasks.
Most importantly, we listen to you and your loved ones.
We Are Abba
Abba’s mission is to put families first and give you the level of diligence, care, and protection we expect for our own loved ones. We take pride in our expedient risk assessment, water damage removal, home disinfectant and cleaning, and customer forward services. When your home is no longer your safe haven, call Abba to bring it back.
Mold is a natural part of our environment. In nature, it serves the necessary purpose of breaking down matter through decomposition. However, mold that finds its way into your home becomes a pesky, unhealthy, and potentially dangerous unwelcome house guest that needs to be sent packing immediately.
Knowing how to identify whether mold is present and how to remove it is vital for any homeowner or renter. Here’s how you can spot it’s red flags and save your health and home.
Signs of Mold in Your Home
By the time you can visibly see mold, odds are, it’s already a bigger problem than you’d like. Initial mold growth often occurs below surfaces in dark, damp spaces where poor ventilation is present. These are signs to look for before mold becomes visible:
Prevent Mold Growth at Home
Once moisture meets mold spores, it can begin to cultivate within 24 to 48 hours if left unaddressed. That’s why it’s important to take these steps to ensure mold doesn’t take hold of your property.
What to Do if You Spot Signs of Mold
If you notice signs of mold or experience emergency water damage, feel free to contact Abba’s experienced team of water damage repair experts. We offer 24/7 help for the Jacksonville area and will be on site within one hour of your call! Your home is your safe space, let us help you keep it that way.
When you leave your home to go on vacation or spend time at another residence, it's necessary to take steps to protect your home from pests, thieves, and potential sources of damage.
Prepare the Outside of Your Home
Make Your Home Look Occupied
Use timers to turn street facing lights on and off inside your home. If you're only going to be away a few days, consider asking a neighbor to pick up your mail. Otherwise, you can have the post office suspend mail service during long trips. If you travel more than four months during the year, you may even want to use a P.O. box for regular mail delivery. This keeps your postage, home, and identity secure.
Prevent Water Damage Mishaps
Right Before You Go
Wash your dishes and take out your trash to make your home less attractive to pests. Make sure your windows, exterior doors, and pet doors are all locked. Turn on your security system and alert a trusted neighbor, family member, or friend that you are on your way out of town. Don’t advertise your trip on social media if you plan to be away without assisted home supervision.
Jacksonville Water Damage Restoration Services
At Abba Property Solutions, we take pride in helping our Jacksonville neighbors protect their homes. If you need assistance with emergency water damage restoration and clean up, contact us here or save our number in your phone! You never know when disaster will strike!