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The Top 4 Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning The Top 4 Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning Clean carpet is essential in your home. Your carpet can trap many things that can be toxic. Contact us at 904-429-4457 to schedule a cleaning today.

You likely schedule daily or weekly office cleaning service to keep your business tidy. However, even with regular sweeping and vacuuming, your carpets can accumulate stains. To ensure your office is presentable, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach offers expert carpet cleaning service, including spot removal and upholstery stain removal, to get rid of stains that sweeping and vacuuming miss. They also offer dry cleaning service for areas where color-fastness is crucial. Below, they reveal some of the most valuable benefits of regularly having your carpets professionally cleaned.

4 Reasons to Schedule Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

1. To Improve Air Quality

Carpeting collects a wide variety of air contaminants, including dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria, that can cause allergy symptoms and exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems. If not removed, these particles could end up back in the air you and your employees breathe, resulting in a lot of downtime and loss of productivity.

2. To Remove Stubborn Stains

Some stains are extremely persistent and cannot be removed without professional attention. For stubborn, unsightly carpet blemishes, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for help. They use powerful cleansers and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to remove even set-in soils and spatter.

3. To Look Professional

Carpet stains simply don't look professional, and if you invite clients into your offices, they could well be turned off by the dirty, grimy appearance. Moreover, even if your customers never enter your premises, the untreated stains could signal that sloppy work or carelessness is acceptable. To avoid sending that type of message, contact a professional carpet cleaning service.

4. To Extend Carpet Life

Deep-down dirt and grime can damage carpet fibers and cause the rug to wear out more quickly than it should. Regular carpet cleaning removes contaminants that cause damage and discoloration and extends the useful life of your office carpeting.

Commercial carpet cleaning offers some important benefits for your business. To schedule service, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. They also specialize in water extraction and mold remediation, and they offer 24/7 emergency service throughout St. Johns County. Visit their website to learn more about their services or call (904) 429-4457 to request a quote.

Things you should know about home inspections

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

General Things you should know about home inspections Homes for sale may require the attention of a SERVPRO professional.

Sellers may have trouble spots to address before you list a property or schedule an inspection.  The clients may choose to handle these issues themselves to avoid filing an insurance claim for the damage because it may not be covered by their policy and can affect the home’s CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report.  CLUE is a database which records reported loss and damage information, and it is utilized by most insurance companies.   Unfavorable CLUE reports can lead to increased premiums and policy renewal issues for property owners.   Whether the problem is a water stain on a hardwood floor or a mildew smell in the basement, you can be reassured that your SERVPRO Franchise Professional can get the home in top show condition and ready to sell.  You can learn more by calling one of our professionals at 904-429-4457.  

It is Hurricane Season; are you prepared?

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage It is Hurricane Season; are you prepared? Emergency Preparedness is key!

We are in the height of Hurricane Season. It is imperative that everyone in the community has a fully comprehensive evacuation plan in place. 

Things to consider

  • Do you have any/all materials to board up your home and/or business?
  • Where will you go when you evacuate?
  • How many days/hours before the storm hits will you leave?
  • How long will you stay in your evacuation destination after the storm ends?
  • Do you know how to turn off gas lines and water supply to your house?
  • Do you have a back stock of nonperishable foods, incase you come home to a house with no power?
  • Do you have batteries for flashlights?
  • Do you have extra gas cans filled for your vehicle, in case the gas stations are unable to open to due to damage from the storm?
  • Have you properly stored or preserved your precious items; such as photos and documents? 

These are just a few things to consider to prepare for the storm. During hurricane Matthew, we saw the great city of St. Augustine band together to help those in need. Let SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach help you prepare before the storm comes. Get a head start today by calling us for information on free Emergency Ready Programs for any business or residence in North East Florida or St. Johns County. (904-429-4457)

2018 Community Event

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Community 2018 Community Event Volunteer Teamwork!

In August of 2018, our crew and staff members took time out of the personal lives to volunteer in our community.  SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach donated the materials to the St. Johns Housing Partnership to build a wheelchair ramp to a disabled Vietnam Veteran in St. Johns County.   We paired up with our friends at Luce AirQuality and built the ramp with our bare hands and tools provided by the St. Johns Housing Partnership.  

At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, we are dedicated to supporting local residents and businesses.  We look forward for future opportunities to dedicate our time and efforts to make the Oldest City a better place to live.  

Fire damage: The dangers you can’t see

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire damage: The dangers you can’t see Fire damage in a home. Always call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine for professional water, fire, and mold remediation.

When you think about fire damage, it’s relatively easy to visualize. Fires leaves behind a mess of charred debris, soot, smoke, and ash. While all of these things can be hazardous to humans, the most dangerous thing that fires potentially leave behind are invisible asbestos deposits and the combustion deposits of lead paint. These chemicals are especially damaging to children.

Homes and buildings built prior to 1980 may contain asbestos and lead paint. In these cases, professional remediation is extremely important. Fire damage remediation is a science and should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. Fire damage estimates are free, and no job is too big or too small. When it comes to your health, and the health of the people you love, don’t take any risks. We are here to help with all of your remediation and restoration needs!

The Top 4 Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning The Top 4 Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning Carpet Cleaning

You likely schedule daily or weekly office cleaning service to keep your business tidy. However, even with regular sweeping and vacuuming, your carpets can accumulate stains. To ensure your office is presentable, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, FL offers expert carpet cleaning service, including spot removal, deep carpet dirt removal, and upholstery stain removal, to get rid of stains that sweeping and vacuuming miss. They also offer dry cleaning service for areas where color-fastness is crucial. Below, they reveal some of the most valuable benefits of regularly having your carpets professionally cleaned.

4 Reasons to Schedule Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

1. To Remove Stubborn Stains

Some stains are extremely persistent and cannot be removed without professional attention. For stubborn, unsightly carpet blemishes, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for help. They use powerful cleansers and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to remove even set-in soils and spatter.

2. To Improve Air Quality

Carpeting collects a wide variety of air contaminants, including dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria, that can cause symptoms of allergy and exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems. If not removed, these particles could end up back in the air you and your employees breathe, resulting in employee down time and loss of productivity.

3. To Look Professional

Carpet stains simply don't look professional, and if you invite clients into your offices, they could well be turned off by the dirty, grimy appearance. Moreover, even if your customers never enter your premises, the untreated stains could signal to your employees that sloppy work or carelessness is acceptable. To avoid sending that type of message, contact a professional carpet cleaning service.

4. To Extend Carpet Life

Deep-down dirt and grime can damage carpet fibers and cause the rug to wear out more quickly than it should. Regular carpet cleaning removes contaminants that cause damage and discoloration and extends the useful life of your office carpeting.

Clearly, commercial carpet cleaning offers some important benefits for your business. To schedule service, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. They also specialize in water extraction and mold remediation, and they offer 24/7 emergency service throughout St. Johns County. Visit their website to learn more about their services or call (904) 429-4457 to request a quote.

It's the water you don't see

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage It's the water you don't see Damage from a Category 3 Water Damage Claim

There's no such thing as a small disaster-especially when a small leak now could blossom into a big claim later.  Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time.  Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your property by calling SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. 

We have the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages set in.  To help small leaks from becoming big problems, call us at 904-429-4457 to get an immediate emergency response. 

At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach our professionals are trained to safely clean and restore homes and commercial buildings, utilizing the following procedures:

  • Identify the source/type of water
  • Measure temperatures and humidity levels for drying analysis
  • Survey the extent of the damage and inspect the premises for hidden moisture
  • Move and block furniture and contents
  • Inspect carpet pad/carpet and provide service
  • Apply necessary treatments (disinfectants/deodorization)
  • Utilize advanced drying and monitoring equipment
  • Dispose of refuse

Do you have an plan in case of an emergency?

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Community Do you have an plan in case of an emergency? Emergency READY Program

During the 2018 Hurricane season, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is dedicated to assisting our community in preparing for a possible catastrophe.  We want to ensure that potential disruption to life is minimized.  Therefore, we are working to inform our community about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. 

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on the disaster, but you can plan for it.  Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.  It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By preparing an ERP you will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is dedicated to being faster in response to water and fire damage claims.  One of our main goals is to quickly get your property back in working order.  Call us today at 904-429-4457 to meet with one of our experts, who will gladly meet with you to begin your Emergency READY Profile. 

5 Actions to Take When You Find Mold at Home

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Actions to Take When You Find Mold at Home Mold Free Home

Characterized by a dark green, grey, or black color, fuzzy and velvety texture, and a musty smell, mold is a common problem for many households. It’s the byproduct of excess moisture, so it’s caused by a flood or a plumbing accident. Whatever the exact reason may be, the only way to properly deal with it is through mold remediation. This complex process involves tasks, like water extraction, spore containment, and air filtration. However, before mold remediation can happen, here’s what you need to do when you first detect mold in your home.

5 Tasks to Do When You First Spot Mold

1. Check for Symptoms

Prolonged mold exposure can cause health problems like eye irritation, headaches, sneezing, sore throats, and in some severe cases, a skin rash. As you may expect, it can also exacerbate respiratory conditions. If you’ve seen mold and are experiencing any of these symptoms, focus on your health and call a doctor.

2. Assess the Problem

If your health isn’t affected, you can move onto figuring out how far the mold has spread. The size will determine if you need an emergency service. Generally, if the problem is larger than 10 square feet, it’s best to call the professionals ASAP. If it’s smaller, call for an appointment to get the spores tested; they’ll let you know whether it’s safe to clean things up on your own.

3. Schedule a Professional Visit

As mentioned, you’ll still need to call in the professionals, regardless of the size. No matter how small it looks, you need to be careful. Improper handling can cause the spores to spread, which only exacerbates the problem.

4. Search for the Cause

While you wait for the mold remediation specialists, try to determine the cause of the problem as best you can. Was there a flood recently? Do you have a dehumidifier that malfunctioned? Is there a problem with your plumbing? Knowing the cause will help them identify how far the mold might extend.

5. Contact Your Insurance Company

Don’t forget to check with your insurance company. Depending on the circumstances, your policy may cover the cost of the mold remediation process. For example, if a pipe burst and it led to water damage and subsequent mold, that may be covered.

For those in the area seeking trusted, experienced mold remediation specialists, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach today at (904) 429-4457. Their technicians deal with everything from the initial inspection all the way through to the cleaning and restoration process. For major scenarios, they’re available for 24-hour emergency cleaning services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Need help with fire damage repairs instead? They can do that too! To learn more about everything this local business offers, visit their website.

Emergency Cleaning Services for Graffiti: 4 Reasons You Need It

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

General Emergency Cleaning Services for Graffiti: 4 Reasons You Need It Building Graffiti

If you own or manage a business, it is important to keep the exterior of your property clean and inviting for your customers. In the event that graffiti affects your walls or windows, you’ll probably need emergency cleaning services. Here are some reasons why you should have it removed as soon as possible. 

4 Reasons to Choose Emergency Cleaning Services for Graffiti

1. Keep Up Appearances

It’s a simple fact that an unkempt place of business will alienate your clients and, therefore, hurt your sales. If graffiti damages your property’s exterior, have it professionally cleaned ASAP. Doing so will restore your curb appeal, prevent interruptions in foot traffic, and help you make more money.

2. Discourage Future Vandalism 

If you allow graffiti to remain on your exterior walls or windows, you’ll send the message that you don’t care about how your property looks. This will most likely encourage further vandalism, leading to more extensive and expensive damages. Have any paint markings removed as soon as you notice them.

3. Stop Crime

In some cases, gangs use graffiti to communicate with one another. In fact, it might even be possible that your building has been marked as a meeting place or target of some kind. Prevent your property from becoming the scene of a crime by cleaning off any graffiti immediately. 

4. Increase Property Value

When the time comes to list your commercial property, its value will depreciate significantly if it is covered in graffiti markings. Emergency cleaning services are an investment in the sense that they’ll improve your resale value and help you get higher bids on the market. 

If your property becomes the victim of graffiti, vandalism, or other damage, hire SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida for emergency cleaning services and commercial restoration. They also provide mold remediation, water extraction, carpet cleaning, and fire damage repairs to clients throughout the area. Call them at (904) 429-4457 today to speak with a helpful staff member about scheduling emergency cleaning services. Visit them online to learn more about what they have to offer.