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Top 4 Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning With SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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 Why You 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 into 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 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.

3 Crucial Reasons to Hire SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for Biohazard Cleanup

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

The most common reason people hire a biohazard cleanup company is to deal with the aftermath of a crime, suicide, or similar traumatic experience. Each of these events can leave behind dangerous pathogens and other biohazardous waste that put you, your family, or your employees at risk.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach frequently helps property owners in Florida remove and dispose of biological and chemical contaminants. If you’re unclear about the importance of biohazard cleanup, here’s a closer look at why you should leave this task up to professionals.

It’s Best for Your Family

If biohazard cleanup is needed inside your home, having to handle the cleanup could put you or your loved ones at risk or add to the emotional trauma. The experienced team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can respond within 24 hours to biohazardous situations, such as crime scenes, accidents, chemical spills, and sewage backups.

They Are Discreet

Many home and business owners don’t want their communities to know what’s happened to require cleanup, so discretion is importance. The cleanup crews at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach will work efficiently without drawing unwanted attention from passersby.

They Have Experience

The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has the training, tools, and skills necessary to do a thorough job so you can rest easier and move on faster. They utilize the proper cleaning materials and equipment to decontaminate every scene so that it passes all health inspections that might be required.

Whether you’ve experienced a crime, death, hoarding, or chemical spill, the biohazard cleanup crew at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is highly qualified and trained to respond. Call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more.

St John's County's SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine Bus

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

We did an unusual clean up (aren't they all?) for St John's county this week. COA bus, that typically transports handicap residents of St Augustine, was used for other type of transport. The bus was heavily contaminated with bear pepper spray. Who would you call to do a job like this??? Who would have air scrubbers, thermo-foggers, and ozone generating equipment readily available - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach; Long story short - we put the bus back in rotation in less than 24 hours. We stand behind our work, we are ready to serve Old City residents with any restoration needs. 

We see this bus ridding around St. Augustine and it makes us very proud! Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine there is not a restoration job we cannot do! Give us a call with any restoration questions you may have – 904-429-4457

Visit our website for more information.

Water Damage St. Augustine, Vilano Beach

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Here is our SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine's employees in action, unloading for a water job! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach performs water remediation better than anyone else in the area. With SERVPRO's first ever location in the heart of the Old City we are here to be with St Augustine residents and provide quick and quality help when it is needed the most! 

We offer a wide range of serviced – from cleaning, to remediation and on to reconstruction – SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is the vendor of choice for many local residents and businesses alike.

Call SERVPRO in St. Augustine for all restoration needs, big or small! 904-429-4457 

Visit our website for more information.

Turn to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine for Complete Residential Damage Restoration Services

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Turn to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine for Complete Residential Damage Restoration Services Always ready to go!

No matter what disaster occurs in your home, you can rely on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida, the trusted leader in the damage restoration industry.

Whether you've suffered a major flood with extensive damage or just need upholstery steam-cleaned, their staff of highly trained technicians have the dedication, training, and state-of-the-art equipment to mitigate the damage, making your house feel like a home again with proven results and incredible response times.

SERVPRO offers a comprehensive list of residential services to help you cope with a wide variety of disasters, including:

  • Water Damage: Whether it's from a broken pipe or a flood, water can be extremely destructive, penetrating walls, weakening structures, and promoting the growth of mold. With their state-of-the-art equipment and superior training, SERVPRO's teams will dry out your home and completely erase all signs of the damage.
  • Fire Damage: Even a small fire can leave massive smoke and heat damage behind, so rely on their fire damage repair experts for high-quality emergency cleanup.
  • Mold Remediation: Mold growing within your walls can be extremely hazardous, especially to family members with breathing problems or allergies. Let SERVPRO completely remove the mold and prevent it from returning, giving you cleaner, healthier indoor air.
  • Storm Damage Restoration: Storms are unpredictable, and so is the damage they leave behind. Restoring your home requires SERVPRO's wide skill set and comprehensive approach to damage repair.

Visit SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach website to see their full list of residential restoration services. You can also call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment today.

3 Tips to Prepare Your St Augustine Business for Natural Disaster

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Tips to Prepare Your St Augustine Business for Natural Disaster SERVPRO St Augustine/St Augustine Beach's truck out by the Synagogue, downtown St Augustine, after hurricane Matthew's landfall in 2017.

Natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding can threaten the safety of your business and employees. That’s why it’s essential to have a plan in place that can help you minimize damage and ensure your workers are protected. Below are a few tips for developing a protocol plan, including when to contact emergency cleaning services.

How to Prepare Your Company for a Natural Disaster

1. Identify the Risks

As a business owner, you must prepare for disasters, both large and small, natural or manmade. The first step in doing this is to identify situations that pose a risk. For instance, in Florida, hurricanes are a top threat. Other risks might include fires, tornadoes, or power outages. If your business is considered high-risk, such as a laboratory that contains hazardous materials, identifying the potential problems will help you prepare accordingly with an evacuation and disaster recovery plan. 

2. Rehearse Evacuation Drills

Once you know which threats to prepare for, conduct drills with all of your employees so they know what to do in case of an emergency. This should include evacuating the building in the event of a fire, or taking shelter if there’s a tornado warning. Employees should know where all of the emergency exits are located, as well as what rooms or closets are away from windows. If you work with hazardous chemicals, have a list of personnel that will be responsible for turning off flames and other ignition sources and shutting off all electrical equipment. Follow up the drills with a discussion so you can go over any potential challenges that may affect the success of the evacuation. Some issues might include keeping employees organized while evacuating and keeping track of personnel. 

3. Make a Recovery Plan

Each day your business is down following a natural disaster is a blow to your bottom line. That’s why it’s essential to write a recovery plan. Identify the essential systems that your business needs to function so you know which issues must be addressed first. For instance, emergency cleaning services such as fire restoration, mold remediation, and water extraction will ensure your environment is safe and comfortable, so that employees can get back to work as soon as possible.

If your business endures damage during a natural disaster, turn to the team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. Based in St. Johns County, FL, this locally owned and operated company specializes in a wide range of residential and commercial emergency cleaning services, including everything from carpet cleaning and fire restoration to mold remediation and water extraction. Their experts can also evaluate your emergency protocol plan and advise changes that will improve its efficiency. Call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment with a representative or visit the website to learn more about their full list of emergency cleaning services. 

SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach uses environmentally friendly chemicals.

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach uses environmentally friendly chemicals. Freshly cleaned carpets in a Commercial office space off US1 in St Augustine, Florida.

SERVPRO is going "GREEN" - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

Everyone knows that SERVPRO is Green. Our franchise features 10 green emergency service vehicles, our employees are dressed in green, and all our restoration equipment is green. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is taking it one step further in 2018. Our teams will have access to  “green” environmentally friendly chemicals!

SERVPRO will now have the option to use Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean (chemical #251) on all commercial and residential properties. This product is pH Neutral, biodegradable, and contains zero phosphates, solvents, dyes, or fragrances.

SERVPRO will also be using All Surface Green Clean (product #250). This product is pH neutral, contains no dyes or fragrances, and is non-toxic / phosphate free. All Surface Green Clean is volatile organic compound compliant and rapidly biodegradable.

The last new product we would like to introduce you to is the Window Green Clean (Product #249). This glass cleaner is environmentally friendly, volatile organic compound compliant, rapidly biodegradable, and is premixed with soft water to eliminate spotting and streaking.

For more information about “green” products, visit our website at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach or visit http://www.epa.gov/dfe/

Don't forget, our advice and opinions are always free! Call our office at 904-429-4457 to see how SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can help you today.

Why hire SERVPRO of Greater St Augusitne/St Augustine Beach - nobody is faster to your disaster!

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why hire SERVPRO of Greater St Augusitne/St Augustine Beach - nobody is faster to your disaster! St Augustine's famous landmark - the St Augustine Light House.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is authorized to begin emergency service work immediately following a loss?

It will often take an insurance adjuster a few days to arrive on site to provide a walk-through. If your home or business suffers a loss, SERVPRO is pre-authorized by most major insurance companies to begin working on site immediately.

The longer that damage goes untreated, the more expensive and time consuming the claim becomes. By calling our crews immediately following a loss, we can help keep the damage from spreading and eliminate further damage from occurring. 

If you are concerned that a loss may not be covered by your insurance company, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach can help! We will happily help you review your policy and provide education regarding your claim. Our teams also communicate directly with your insurance adjusters to ensure that all services performed will be covered by the insurance company!

Call us today at 904-429-4457 to see how we can help you recover from a disaster!

Why you should have your carpets professionally cleaned by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why you should have your carpets professionally cleaned by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach Big Hulk - our 24 foot box truck is capable of taking on any size project in St Johns County. 904-429-4457 - "Faster to Any Size Disaster!"

Once spring has sprung, many homeowners are motivated to start freshening up their homes for the warmer days ahead. As you tackle your own spring cleaning checklist, there’s no better time to evaluate the appearance of your carpets. If they’re looking a little dingy, schedule a professional carpet cleaning with SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, FL. They are the local authorities on a wide variety of restoration services—from fire and water damage to carpet stains.

Here, they go over a few of the top reasons to have your carpets professionally cleaned this spring:

    • Eliminate Winter Dirt & Grime: During the winter months, it’s easy for kids, pets, and adults alike to track in dirt, mud, and debris. This can leave your floors looking unsanitary and unsightly. The surest way to restore them is with a thorough, professional cleaning that goes deep into the carpet fibers to extract stains and erase discoloration.
    • Remove Allergy Triggers: As exciting as it is for spring to arrive, it’s also the worst time of year for allergies. Dust, pollen, and other airborne pollutants will settle within your carpet fibers and wreak havoc on any members of your household that suffer from allergies. A professional carpet cleaning will eliminate these contaminants and improve the indoor air quality of your home.
    • Prevent Mold Growth: Springtime also brings higher temperatures and increased levels of humidity, which creates the perfect breeding grounds for mold. Professionally cleaned carpets help to prevent the development of fungi by extracting moisture and leaving fibers completely dry.

Regular carpet cleanings will protect your flooring investment for years to come by keeping it plush and brilliant. Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment, or visit them online for more details about their carpet cleaning methods.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach over competition that has been around for 30+ years.

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why you should choose SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach over competition that has been around for 30+ years. Some of our fleet trucks tucked in for the night in St Augustine. Call 904-429-4457, we have the unmatched urgency, expertise, and customer service.

Being able to successfully operate a business for a sustained amount of time is always impressive. Our location had humble beginnings in 2015 - we opened with two full-time employees, two trucks and barely enough equipment to complete a proper water damage dry-out in residential home. We looked up to companies that have been in business for a while and have mastered the ability to overcome increased competition, changing market conditions and insurance landscape, changes in the industry, and other adversities a business may face in a span of 30+ years.

Fast forward to 2019, we are one the fastest growing SERVPRO locations in Florida. In 2019 we set a record for St Johns County (for the restoration industry) helping more than 500 customers/neighbors recover from various types of damages. 

This rapid growth has not gone unnoticed. Obviously, we received many accolades from SERVPRO corporate, as well as much recognition and admiration by local Property Restoration professionals.

Most are supportive, some felt threatened by our success and began a campaign to undermine our achievements and network of referrals we have created. One thing is common, these competitors often bolster how long they have been in business.

With that we wanted to take this time and alert all consumers out there that simply having been in business for a "long period of time" should not be the lone factor qualifying one for a project. If a company has been around for that long, typically it must have a reputation, so always check reviews. Always check their community involvement, competency of their staff, and all other relevant information, such as social media, websites etc. It is very easy to get complacent, older companies tend to have an older equipment inventory, low levels of urgency, sense of entitlement, and unwillingness to adapt to newer market conditions and industry trends.

It is a great achievement to be able to sustain longevity in such competitive industry (Restoration), albeit it, often companies that bolster their time in business as the core for their qualifications lack major components to truly be able to offer services that are better than competition. As a savvy consumer one should always check consumer reviews, project management’s credentials, condition of equipment and relevance, as well as the organization’s community involvement and their local “footprint”. If a company has been in business for more than 30 years and is truly the industry leader and an active member of the community – these types of companies rarely leverage time in business to swing preferences their way, as everyone knows who they are anyway! If you must mention you have been around for 30 + years, maybe you should change things up a bit and become more noticeable… Just a thought.