JD Restaurations expands to Pensacola
In a disaster, homeowners often focus on repairing external damage visible to the naked eye, such as structural defects, a leaky roof, or fallen trees. But hiding in walls, ceilings, and air vents is an invisible complication, which can cause serious illness and further damage your home.
“It’s something you can smell,” said Yessica Mendez, office manager at JD Restorations. “You might not always see it, but you can feel it. “
Due to its size and malleable nature, as soon as a single mold particle interacts with water and humidity, it can take up to 48 hours on average for the mold to spread quickly to all corners. and nooks and crannies, like under your rugs, behind your kitchen cabinets and in your crawl spaces.
“You can fix the roof, for example, and that fixes the problem from the outside,” Mendez said. “But that doesn’t solve the problem from the inside. People will go straight to the roofing company without thinking about the internal damage behind their walls.
Mendez left his life to practice criminal law in Venezuela and came to America in search of better opportunities. After holding various jobs, she found her place in restoration work.
“Starting over is crazy,” Mendez said. “It was a change, but I fell in love with the restorations. I started as a packaging technician, where we take everything out of the house and store. We clean each item and rid it of mold before it can be brought back.
With the 2021 hurricane season in full swing, JD Restorations, located at 3357 Copter Road, Ste 8, Pensacola, is ready to step in and mitigate damage from rising tide and storm surges.
“We’ve been here since Hurricane Sally, but we’re still very new here,” Mendez said. “We are here to help them. The people of Pensacola might think that we are one of those companies that come and go, and we are not.
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What started in 2013, with Jorge and Gerardo Dona as a company with a work truck and a few technicians in Miami, has now grown into an operation that now has five locations – in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Pensacola and Houston, Texas – with the goal of having six locations by the end of this year.
“We’re not a franchise, that’s a big plus,” Mendez said. “JD Restauration is a family business, and they treat us like family.”
JD Restaurations is no stranger to water damage either.
“It started when one of the pipes broke and my house was flooded,” Dona said. “From that point on, I saw the services provided and recognized the value of owning a restaurant business. “
In addition to having a team of technicians who provide 24/7 service to its customers, JD Restorations is a company that holds several inspection, cleaning and catering institution certifications as well as business licenses. Florida Mold Assessment and Removal.
But JD Restaurations does more than just deal with mold or water damage. If your home is damaged by fire, JD Restaurations offers services such as smoke removal and the mitigation of soot residues resulting from burnt paper, upholstery, food particles and building materials. .
JD Restorations also specializes in removing odors caused by mold, smoking, raw sewage, multiple pets and crime scenes, as well as providing services for residential and commercial buildings.
“We always put our customers first,” said Dona. “It can be so overwhelming, no idea where to start or who to call, but we want Pensacola to know we’re here. We want them to see that we are local, and they can count on us.
JD Restorations offers free mold inspections and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.jdrestorations.com or call 850-741-2042.
Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to [email protected]