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Preparation is key! Storm Damage Restoration Experts! (904) 429-4457!

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO unloading work van We're here to help 24/7 at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach! Water, Fire, Mold, Storm damage restoration and remediation!

A Florida storm can be incredibly dangerous to yourself and the property.

That is why it is imperative to understand how to properly prepare for one, as well as what to do after any damage occurs. To help with this, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, offering emergency cleaning services, has shared their advice.

What You Should Do Before & After a Storm

1. Before the Storm

Before a hurricane hits, a warning will be issued out. In most cases, you'll have at least 48-hours to prepare. Keep a radio or television on the news station to be informed of updates; or download a local weather app to your phone. If the storm is not severe enough for evacuation, take a few actions to protect yourself at home. Those without hurricane shutters should board up their windows; plywood five-eighths of an inch thick is sufficient. Then, clear your yard of all debris or loose objects. Keep your car full of gas and always have an emergency kit nearby.

2. After the Storm

After the storm has passed, you must be careful as you move about. Take note of any fallen boards, exposed nails, broken glass, or weakened structures. If excessive damage has occurred, vacate the premises until professionals can arrive. Even if the area seems secure, be wary of standing water.

Mold can begin growing in warm, humid environments within 24-hours. Consider staying in a hotel until this can be remediated. Before moving or touching fallen or broken objects, take photos of the damages. This provides evidence and helps you get reimbursed for emergency cleaning services.

3. Make the Call

There are a few people you must call after a storm. First, contact your insurance agency; inform them of the disaster, tell them you have photographs of the damage, and ask about your policy. They will likely send an adjuster to your home for an inspection. You will then know the extent of the repairs and costs. After that, you can call for water extraction. Do this as soon as possible to prevent further water damage to your home and furniture.

After a tropical storm, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. This local business has a reputation for being affordable and top-quality in all of their emergency cleaning services. Whether you’re dealing with water damage, mold remediation, or simply need carpet cleaning, their certified experts are prepared for every job. For more information, visit their website or call (904) 429-4457 today.

Tight fit? SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine has the right equipment for any size job!

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a small space SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine has the right equipment and technology and we're ready to respond FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER! Call (904) 429-4457!

Follow the link below to a short video demonstrating very small bathroom in a water damaged home in St Augustine. SERVPRO in St Augustine has the edge on the rest of the competition with technologically superior equipment readily available to respond to St. John's county residents. In a water damage emergency give us a call, we're just minutes away! 

Drying equipment placement

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach proudly provides a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services throughout the Florida area. Whether it’s a professional carpet cleaning, water extraction, or fire damage repairs, they specialize in restoring disasters and are committed to helping return homes and businesses to preloss condition.

We're here to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call (904) 429-4457 today to speak with their staff and visit their website and Facebook page for more information or if you have any questions!

5 Crucial Steps in the Water Damage Cleanup Process by SERVPRO in St Augustine / St Augustine Beach (904) 429-4457

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Standing Water in a kitchen Proper Water Damage Restoration can save you more headache and money in the long run! Make sure it gets done right the first time! Call (904) 429-4457

Flooded homes create many headaches for homeowners, from the expensive damage that occurs to the likelihood of mold growth and bacteria incubation afterward. To restore your home to its previous state and ensure there’s no lasting water damage, it’s vital to hire professionals who are experienced in assessing and repairing flooded properties. While every restoration job is different, below is a brief guide to the essential steps of the process.

5 Steps in the Water Damage Cleanup Process

1. Inspection

First, experts will look over your entire house and determine the extent of the damage, what needs to be done to fix it, and how long the process will take. They’ll provide you with an estimate that includes the price and timeframe, allowing you to plan accordingly. You should have experts come out to make this assessment as quickly as possible.

2. Water Removal

The most immediate need is getting the standing water out of your home. Specialized vacuums are the primary tool experts use for this; they’ll suck the water away and pump it outside, leaving your home ready for cleanup.

3. House Drying

Even once the standing water is gone, many of the surfaces will remain waterlogged. To facilitate drying, experts will circulate air using specialized fans, often removing carpeting, furniture, and sections of the wall to let the air reach in. This process may take several weeks, depending on the severity of the damage.

4. Sterilization

To make sure your home is still habitable, it needs to be sterilized. This will help prevent mold growth and the spread of bacteria. The removal team will treat the carpet and other soft materials with antimicrobial products.  Any possessions that had contact with the water are potentially infected and will need to be cleaned. If mold has penetrated deep into the fibers of some soft materials — such as couches and rugs — they might need to be replaced entirely.

5. Repairs

Finally, a contractor can start to deal with any parts of your home that were damaged. They’ll typically need to replace drywall and hardwood flooring, both of which often swell and warp after contact with water.

If you’ve been the victim of recent flooding and are searching for a team of experts to assist with water damage restoration, the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach can help. With more than 50 years of experience, they serve clients throughout St. Johns County, FL, by assisting with storm damage restoration, fire damage repair, and other services to repair properties after emergencies. Call (904) 429-4457 today to schedule an inspection or visit them online to learn more about their offerings.

Storm Alert

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is working around the clock to help our community in the event of a major or tropical storm. 

Be careful to hire a licensed and insured professional, especially after post-disaster scenarios. 

Your property is one of your biggest assets and SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St Augustine Beach is here to help get your property cleaned professionally and done right the first time. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach is on stand-by ready to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

Tips for flood damage following a storm

  • Have an evacuation plan
  • If water enters your property and evacuation becomes impossible, move to the upper floor if available, and wait for rescuers.
  • While evacuating, avoid attempting to drive rising water
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if your wet or standing in water.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can cause you to fall.
  • Call your local Storm damage restoration experts at (904) 429-4457

We are available 24/7, visit our website for more information. 

Happy 4th from SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach!!

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO celebrates Independence Day Happy Independence Day from your local 24/7/365 SERVPRO!! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / SAB is available at (904) 429-4457

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach would like to wish you and yours a Happy 4th of July.  We want to leave you with some important safety tips from the National Safety Council.

If You Choose to Use Legal Fireworks be sure to follow the following safety tips:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks.

We want you to enjoy your Fourth of July and be safe. And always remember if an emergency happens, know we are still available 24/7 at 904-429-4457.

Here to help with the re-spike

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician fogging solution SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach is here to help! Call us anytime, 24/7, at (904) 429-4457

SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach is here to help keep our communities safe and we are actively performing deep cleanings, disinfection services, and sanitization services for St. Johns County

With over 40 years of experience treating and working in hazardous environments, let the PROs at SERVPRO disinfect and sanitize your office building's, your favorite restaurants, and your residences'.

We currently have 5 solutions the CDC recommends using to disinfect and sanitize. Our main solution is EPA-approved and environmentally friendly. Call us if you have any questions about our qualifications or scope of work! 

You can feel confident that your local SERVPRO professionals are here to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

To schedule a free estimate / walk-thru, call us today at (904) 429-4457

What to do if your property is affected by water damage after a hurricane! (call SERVPRO)

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling and wall Water damage? Call your local experts at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine at (904) 429-4457!! FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

Hurricane season is only a few weeks away, which means homeowners throughout Florida are getting ready for serious storms and stocking up on supplies. Unfortunately, even the best preparations can’t always prevent the water damage that strong winds, flying debris, and heavy rains can bring. If your home sustains hurricane damage, knowing what to do can help protect your family and your most valued possessions.

What to Do After Your Home Is Damaged by Water

1. Keep Yourself Safe

Water streaming down the walls and pooling on the floors can carry an electrical current, especially if wires were damaged in the storm. As soon as you notice water infiltration, turn off the electricity at the breaker panel. Flood water can also be filled with toxic chemicals, dangerous microorganisms, and bugs, so put on protective rubber boots before wading in.

2. Start Cleaning Up Right Away

The longer water sits, the more extensive the damage will be. Even areas that seem dry can hold moisture, which could lead to serious mold infestations later on. Ideally, cleanup should start within 48 hours, or at least as soon as it’s safe to go back inside.

Contact a water damage repair and restoration team as soon as you can. They’ll peel back soaked carpeting, throw away anything that has been destroyed, and dry up any standing water.

3. Call Your Insurance Company

Most Florida homeowners living on the coast have insurance against the massive water damage that can follow a hurricane. Call your insurance company as soon as possible to report the damage, even if you haven’t had a chance to inspect the house yet. Depending on your policy, they may cover the cost of cleanup and replace any damaged items.

Whether you’re dealing with a broken pipe or a leaky roof, the water restoration experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach have the tools and experience to completely restore your home. Serving residents across St. Johns County, FL, they clean up and restore homes that sustained heavy water damage after hurricanes. Visit their website to learn more about their remediation expertise or call (904) 429-4457 to schedule immediate service.

Fire, smoke and soot damage restoration services

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO advertisement SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach is your local disaster recovery team for fire, water, and mold damage!! (904) 429-4457

Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, making it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. When fire damage strikes, we strike back!!

Structural Cleaning - After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your local SERVPRO professionals will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products needed to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, your local SERVPRO may even be able to help reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO will clean to "prepare for painting". This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning - All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine beach professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. We can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more. Finally, we provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items if requested.

Deodorization - SERVPRO professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.

Call us today if you have any questions or if you need to schedule a free estimate! (904) 429-4457

We also provide water damage restoration and emergency water removal, we provide mold removal and remediation, and precautionary, suspected and confirmed covid cleanings.

Emergency Fire Damage Process Overview

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Advertisement CALL (904) 429-4457 FOR ANY FIRE, SMOKE and SOOT DAMAGE RESTORATION NEEDS!!

At SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach, we follow corporate policies around responding as quickly as possible. 

One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange for service. 

Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO franchise professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage. 

Detailed Explanation: A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO Franchise professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. 

Pretesting: A SERVPRO professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope of work will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.

Cleaning, Restoration & Deodorization: SERVPRO Franchise professional's will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has occurred. We will use state-of-the-art equipment and restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time. 

Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction. 

Call SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457 

Smoke and Soot damage restoration

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Before and After picture Look at that difference! Fire, smoke or soot damage? Call (904) 429-4457!!

We received a call from an RV owner who's RV's ventilation system was left on while he was away, and to his surprise there was a land clearing fire very close by. When he opened the door to enter his RV, everything was covered in smoke residue. He kept his calm, because he knew clean was just a call away. He immediately called us at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach to come take care of his headache. 

He said he had used a SERVPRO before in his hometown, and he said "I knew if SERVPRO couldn't fix it, no one can!" 

A few short hours later, his RV was back to normal! "Like it never even happened."