Recent General Posts

Emergency Document Drying and Recovery

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

When tragedy strikes, you can lose not only your most valuable assets, but also your most important documents. Sometimes this means irreplaceable assets such as artwork and letters from loved ones becoming ruined resulting in devastating loss. Luckily, the methods for restoring documents have become more and more advanced in recent times. While no piece of paper can ever be returned completely to the original condition, the drying and recovery methods we use can greatly improve the condition of documents formerly destined for the garbage can.

Tragedies can strike at any time, and when these disasters damage our documents who do we turn to? At times like these we need a professional who can come in and assure us that our documents can be restored. We offer our document recovery services for home owners, business, government organizations, schools and healthcare professionals. Even items considered to be a total loss can sometimes be fully recovered using our advanced techniques.

We are a full service restoration and document recovery firm. Our mission is to save your damaged documents from the destruction of fire, smoke, water, and moisture. Recovering your damaged documents is our specialty.

We currently are able to restore documents of nearly all types which includes but isn't limited to:

  • Artwork
  • Blueprints
  • Books and Manuscripts
  • Business Records and Documents
  • Coated Papers
  • Drafting Linens
  • Electronic Media - Of All Forms
  • Film
  • Legal Files
  • Manuals
  • Maps
  • Paintings
  • Paper Money
  • Parchment
  • Patient and Medical Papers
  • Pulp Paper
  • Reference Books
  • Text Books
  • Textiles
  • Vellum
  • X-Rays

Our team of document restoration professionals are both certified as well as capable of getting the job done with years of experience and the best, most advanced training available. We combine experience, training, and state-of-the-art technology to restore and preserve your documents as close to their original state as possible given the damage of the content and available technology.

For water damaged documents there are several methods available to remove the water and any moisture from your documents ensuring that they are fully restored to their maximum potential. The process involves freeze drying, vacuum thermal drying, air drying, desiccant air-drying and other advanced techniques. If your document is capable of being saved, we're capable of doing it, and we have some of the most competitive prices in the market when it comes to the document restoration business. We can offer you direct billing or work with your insurance agency at your discretion.

Our team of highly trained professionals can handle documents damaged by smoke, fire, and water. Each type of damage presents it's own unique set of challenges and problems based on the type of damage and the form of media that has been damaged. Water damage can be especially bad as it often packs an onset of problems by not only causing all of the problems associated with typical water damage but also setting up the perfect habitat for mold. Thankfully, we are well versed at stopping and preventing mold damage to documents as long as you act quickly and contact us to begin the restoration procedures ASAP.

Our document restoration service for fire and smoke damaged documents is the most thorough you will find in the industry, anywhere. We know that with this type of damage it's not only the damage you can see on the surface but also what is trapped on the inside that you can't see with the naked eye. Soot and smoke damage can wreak havoc on your media but our team of experts are able to remove even the most extensive damage.

We use the most state-of-the-art technology in the field and we keep upgrading our restoration methods as new and more improved ones become available. So you can easily rest assured any document restoration performed by us will be done while making use of the latest and the best technology available. If you have any document damage we invite you to contact us and join our family of customers. If the need arises we hope to hear from you!

Finally, Land we can call our OWN!

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

So excited to announce we have purchased property located on Highway 90 between Lake City & Live Oak.  SERVPRO of Columbia & Suwannee Counties is beginning its phase to expand.  This means so much to us that we are able to begin this process. 

Next step is to build a warehouse & office space that will encompass about 5000 - 6000 square feet so it will enable us to expand our staff in the office as well as handle storage needs for our customers going through a fire or water loss that their needs include the packing of their personal property to enable their rebuild.

It also means our office will expand from 264 square feet to approximately 1200!  New job opportunities as well as breathing room for those of us here! 

Spring into cutting cooling costs.

3/2/2017 (Permalink)

Spring in Florida means the days are getting warmer, nights are getting longer, more outside memories are being made. But Spring can also mean a rise starting in your energy bill. Here are some helpful tips to beat the Florida Heat and keep your costs down.


  • Buy an air conditioner with a high

energy efficiency rating (EER). It’s printed

on the Energy Guide label attached to the

unit. A unit with an EER of 10 will cost half as

much to operate as one with an EER of 5.


  • Install your air conditioner in the shade. When it’s in direct

sunlight, it uses more energy.


  • Clean the air filter regularly. Dusty filters make your air

conditioner work harder.


  • Don’t cool unused areas. Close doors to cut

energy costs.


  • Operate your stove, oven, dishwasher and clothes dryer in the

morning or evening when it’s cooler outside. They add extra

heat to your home and make your air conditioner work harder.


  • Set the air conditioning thermostat at 78 degrees during the

day when you’re home and higher when you’re away.


  • A ceiling fan cools fast and costs less than air conditioning.



While your having fun in the summer sun, Let SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties help with the cleaning. We offer upholstery, carpet, and HVAC cleaning services along with our Fire, Water, Mold, and Biohazard Remediation and Restoration Services. Call us to schedule a cleaning now! (386) 754-0261

Spring Cleaning Promo!

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

Spring has arrived!

Spring has finally arrived!  If you are in need of some freshening up and/or sprucing up please remember all the services SERVPRO of Columbia & Suwannee Counties offers!  We can do everything from cleaning your carpet to pressure washing the exterior of your home!  

We also provide services to clean ceramic tile, floors and walls of showers can be done.  Upholstery and drapery - we do dry cleaning and or wet cleaning (otherwise known as steam cleaning).  We also have specialized equipment to clean your HVAC system.  

Comparing our prices to other companies?  We already offer the best services for the best prices!  Our staff is dedicated to serving your needs.  

Have we got a deal for you!  If you mention this blog we will discount 25% off of any services over $100!  Now, lets get freshened up for 2016!!!  

Expires June 1st, 2016.

Storm Prepardness

8/11/2015 (Permalink)

Everyone should take into account that we live in Florida and there is always a chance of bad weather, could be a Hurricane, tropical storm or just heavy rain.  But we need to be prepared.  Make sure you have a plan in place.  Medicine on hand, Flashlight, Safety Kit, Batteries, Etc...  

We also have a program offered at no charge called the ERP - Emergency Ready Program.  It is offered in an app for your phone as well as it offers you the opportunity to be put on our list here locally if we do have an emergency arise such as Tropical Storm Debby a few years ago.  We had waiting lists for many customers and if you have an ERP in place with us it allows you to get faster service if that need were to arise again.

We have partnered with the American Red Cross to help assist with developing plans for residential and commercial customers so please feel free to call with any questions you may have!