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Servicing Florida's First Coast, including Jacksonville, FL and the counties of:

Clay, Duval, Nassau & St. Johns

We serve these Metro Jacksonville and St. Augustine areas and surrounding locations:
  • Jacksonville
  • Saint Augustine
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Baldwin
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Mayport
  • Neptune Beach
  • Orange Park
  • Clay Hill
  • Doctors Inlet
  • Green Cove Springs
  • Keystone Heights
  • Middleburg
  • Amelia Island
  • Fernandina Beach
  • Bryceville
  • Callahan
  • Hilliard
  • Yulee
  • Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Saint Augustine Beach
  • Crescent Beach
  • Elkton
  • Hastings

We Provide The Following Services:

Busted Pipes, Flooding, Appliance Failure, Storm Damage, Roof Leaks

  • Residential and Commercial
  • Structural Drying
  • Water Removal
  • Humidity Control
  • Content Drying & Cleaning
  • Moisture Detection
  • Raw Sewage Cleanup
  • Mold Remediation

First Coast - Jacksonville FL

Why Choose Rytech?

  • 24 / 7 Emergency Service
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
  • IICRC Certified Technicians
  • Daily Monitoring of Jobs
  • Complete File with Digital Photos
  • All work is 100% guaranteed!

Warren Black - Owner

Warren BlackWarren Black is owner of Rytech Water Damamge Restoration - First Coast in Jacksonville, Florida.  Prior to owning his own location, Warren worked as Operations Manager for RYTECH since 2004. He has served as Operations Manager for Clay, Duval, Nassau and Saint John's counties for the past eight years. Prior to 2004, Mr. Black worked as an implementation consultant with telecom Software Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

Warren has been directly responsible for all aspects of the business including Marketing, Field Production, and Administration. He works directly with field adjusters, agents, department managers and claims managers with multiple insurance companies.

Mr. Black provides informative demonstrations involving the most modern equipment and drying techniques in the water damage restoration industry. He has overseen thousands of structural dry outs and is a Certified Continuing Education Instructor in the state of Florida.

Mr. Black holds IICRC certifications in:

  • WRT Water Damage Restoration
  • ASD Applied Structural Drying
  • AMRT- Mold Remediation
  • LRP Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting
  • State of Florida Certified Mold Remediation


3 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth in a Flooded Home

To prevent mold growth in a flooded home, remember that the clock starts ticking as soon as water enters the house. Most experts agree you’ve got 24 to 36 hours before active mold growth begins in a wet indoor environment.  Flooding that affects an area of the house larger than 10 feet by 10 feet is not a do-it-yourself project. Therefore, one of your first priorities should be to make contact with a water damage restoration and mold remediation service. Don’t devote time to DIY efforts until after you’ve arranged for a professional to intervene ASAP.

Once qualified water damage assistance has been contacted, here are some priorities to prevent mold growth in a flooded home:

  • Relocate as many water-saturated items outside the house into the back yard or garage as possible. This would include sofas, curtains, loose rugs, mattresses and anything else that has soaked up a large quantity of water. Don’t pull up wet carpeting — a water damage professional may utilize extractors to pull water out of carpets without removal. Soggy non-essential papers, fabrics and other absorbent items can be thrown out now.
  • Open windows and use fans (be mindful of electrical hazards in a wet environment) to get air circulating throughout the home. After a flood, moisture migrates into areas not actually contacted by water due to extremely high humidity levels. Water vapor penetrates deep into the structure to trigger hidden mold growth. In addition to ventilating continuously, other steps you can take including running the air conditioner or even renting a dehumidifier can help prevent mold growth in a flooded home.
  • Where standing water on hard-surface floors can be manually pushed out the door with a floor squeegee or broom, remove as much water from the house as possible. However, stay out of deep standing water due to electrocution hazard and possible contamination from water-borne toxins. Leave the use of pumps, wet/dry vacuums or other electrical devices to the professionals.

For experienced advice about what you can do to prevent mold growth in a flooded home, contact us Rytech now (904) 701-0110.