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What to Do ... Before and After the Storm in St. John's County

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do ... Before and After the Storm in St. John's County Florida Storm Damage

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

SERVPRO Riding out to Water Jobs in St. John's County!!!

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Riding out to Water Jobs in St. John's County!!! Quick Response Time!!

Time is the critical factor after a home or business has experienced flooding and other types of water damage. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in Florida specializes in providing professional and fast emergency cleaning services to get your property dry and free of mold and mildew.

Here are just a few recent cases the water damage restoration company handled:

  • SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach completed four flood and water damage jobs in a matter of two days. Being able to spring into action demonstrates how quickly the expert technicians are able to mobilize to restore several projects at the same time during the busy holiday season.
  • A business was able to remain open after commercial drywall work was completed. Whether water damage has occurred in a small office or large retail space, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has the special equipment, training, and experience to take on projects of all sizes.
  • Three construction projects were able to take place at one time after SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach came in with their commercial restoration team to clean up water damage.

Rapid response times, highly-trained water damage specialists, and advanced equipment and techniques are just a few of the reasons homeowners and business owners continue to turn to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. That’s because the water extraction company follows a six-step process to handle water fiascos. To learn more about SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach’s extensive water damage restoration service, call (904) 429-4457. Visit the website for additional information on other types of restoration services.

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Why Should You Leave Mold Restoration and Remediation to the Professionals at SERVPRO

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Should You Leave Mold Restoration and Remediation to the Professionals at SERVPRO Two of our Air-Scrubbing/Filtrating machines outside of our shop ready to be delivered to a new mold job! SERVPRO is the leader in mold removal!

St. Augustine’s heat and humidity create the perfect environment for mold to take hold and grow. Mold, especially black mold, can be a major health risk to you and your family. While mold remediation is simple if the area is small, it’s not always detectable until it has spread into a large area of your home. By then, it’s a biohazard, which is why you need to call a professional.

Why You Need to Leave Mold Remediation to the Professionals

1. Kills Mold at the Source

Many homeowners think that they can eliminate mold by washing the area with bleach. While you may wash all the visible mold off, bleach is ineffective at killing the spores. These spores will remain dormant until they sense even the slightest bit of moisture—and then will bloom once again.

A professional has the right equipment to effectively remove mold from all surfaces. They can track mold to the source, eliminating visible blooms and all spores. They can even apply protectants that can prevent mold from developing in troublesome areas again.

2. Repairs Damage

A professional can assess whether cleaning or replacing materials will be more effective. If things like carpets, floorboards, and air ducts can be cleaned, they will do so. But, if the mold has permeated large areas of your home, such as large portions of drywall, ceilings, or wall studs, a professional can actually replace those affected portions for you.

3. Works Safely

Certain types of mold are toxic. Black mold emits mycotoxins, which can cause serious health problems. Depending on the severity of the damage, mold remediation is a type of biohazard cleanup, requiring special attire, protocols, and disposal measures. Only a professional has the training to treat mold safely.

Homeowners in North East Florida rely on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for their water damage cleanup and mold remediation. They have the training and experience to identify and eliminate your mold problem at the source, making sure it never comes back. Call them at (904) 429-4457 to schedule your appointment. You can also visit them online for more information.

Nation's Oldest City... Mold Damage St. Johns

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Nation's Oldest City... Mold Damage St. Johns When mold is not properly treated, it will spread throughout your home or business!

Our local franchise here in St. Augustine has been working around the clock to help the residents in the nation’s oldest city in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Initially, the majority of our concerns focused on remediating flood damage to homes and businesses in St. Johns County. Our focus has now shifted, and we are starting to see mold growth in buildings that were not properly remediated.

A lot of people believe that mold can be killed by applying bleach to the visible areas that are affected. We wanted to offer a few facts about mold that may not be common knowledge.

  • Mold spores can’t be eliminated by treating with bleach!
  • Bleach is 90% water, which hydrates mold spores, contributing to growth.
  • Clorox Bleach Company, The Environmental protection Agency, and OSHA have all released statements saying that bleach does NOT kill mold.
  • 30 days after bleach is exposed to oxygen (open bottles of bleach), the chemical loses up to 50% of its ability to disinfect
  • Bleach is corrosive when combined with other cleaning products. This can seriously damage your property!
  • Mold claims through insurance are capped at $11,000 (with a $1,000 deductible). This means you need to act fast if you see mold, as damage spreads quickly and can exceed $11,000!
  • Mold requires negative air pressure to kill the spores. Building containments to restrict airflow is the most reliable way to eliminate growth.

Mold remediation is a science, and should be left to your local SERVPRO professionals. We are licensed to remediate mold, and we work closely with the inspectors you hire to assure our work is thoroughly completed. We are here to help 24/7. No job is too big or too small!

We work with our local residence when they are facing fire, water, and mold, emergencies.   If you are facing one of these issues, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach at 904 -429-4457.

How to Respond to Storm Damage in St. Augustine.

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Respond to Storm Damage in St. Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is here to help in an emergency! 904-429-4457.

When you have called an expert to provide STORM DAMAGE restoration services, you’ll need to take several steps before help arrives.

Here’s what you need to do when you discover water damage:

  • Mop Excess Water: It’s perfectly okay to start the cleanup process before storm damage restoration services providers arrive. You can blot and mop away excess water on hardwood floors, and even carpets, to get the cleaning process started. Feel free to use towels and dishcloths to soak up water sitting on countertops and tabletops. 
  • Organize Items: Your professional cleaners will arrive with large pieces of equipment and tools to take care of various steps of the excess water removal and cleanup process. Clear away entryways of clutter and small pieces of furniture. Prop up furniture against walls to make space for carpet cleaners, vacuums, fans and other machines.
  • Remove Art & Fragile Items: You will want to carefully remove any artwork and other fragile items from areas that will be cleaned. Make sure to take extra care when climbing ladders or furniture to reach items in higher places since some surfaces may be slippery. Take your time to remove and store these items in waterproof containers or cover them with towels until the cleanup is complete.

Whenever your home, office, or property is flooded after a major rainstorm in Greater St. Augustine, you’ll need professional services to repair any damage and prevent water leaks and mold buildup.

If you need to hire professionals for storm damage restoration services, call the team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in St. Augustine, FL at (904) 429-4457 or visit their website for more information.

Shower simple Mold cleaning

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Shower simple Mold cleaning We are experts in the mold removal industry!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in Florida knows that mold remediation is best left to the experts. Most of us will see evidence of the nasty fungus appearing in the form of black spots on shower curtains or orange film that circles the drains in our homes. In such cases, a simple cleaning goes a long way toward removing mold.

When moisture creates an environment for rapid mold growth, the problem may require more than a quick bleach cleanup. Since mold can make you sick, especially if you have asthma or allergies, using an emergency cleaning service is the smartest way to go.

  • Where Is Mold? The truth is, mold exists everywhere and complete removal is impossible. Microscopic mold spores float on air, and may even travel indoors on your clothing or pets. When mold accumulates, however, you’ll often notice it even if there’s no visible trace. A potent musty, odor is a good indicator of a mold infestation.
  • What Does Mold Remediation Entail? Mold remediation often involves addressing sources of moisture that fuel its growth. The cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach move quickly to isolate the affected area using advanced techniques and equipment. From there, mold removal, air filtration and the next best steps can begin.

If you’ve run into a problem with mold in your home or business, and are in need of mold remediation, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beachby calling (904) 429-4457

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Storm Ready...We are READY to Help our OLD CITY in ST. Augustine ...

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Ready...We are READY to Help our OLD CITY in ST. Augustine ... Content Storage is what we do - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach.

Our warehouse is fully equipped to handle contents from multiple projects simultaneously. In the photo you see an example of what boxed contents may look like while stored at our warehouse in St. Augustine. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach  is the area’s reliable water damage restorers and specialty cleaners. We can help you out when your property has been damaged in a storm.

We offer a wide range of services – 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.

If you have any questions about mold removal, mold remediation, or mold detection, please contact us at 904-429-4457.

Our opinions, advice, and estimates are ALWAYS free, and we are here to help!

Visit our website for more information.

St. Augustine- More than Restoration after the Storm

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage St. Augustine- More than Restoration after the Storm SERVPRO's technicians from the construction dedicated teams working on Water Damage Remediation project in St. Augustine.

We have posted videos and photos from this job while we were working on this water damaged home in St. Augustine. Now that we are finished with the job, we compiled a complete video of the putback/reconstruction portion of the project.

Our customers wanted to upgrade to tile from vinyl flooring and were very happy with the quality of all work and particularly the flooring install by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. 

SERVPRO in St. Augustine subfloor project complete video

We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all of our clients.  If you have any questions or concerns, please, do not hesitate, feel free to contact us at 904-429-4457.

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Happy 4th of July St. Johns County from your 24/7 Local SERVPRO!!

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Community Happy 4th of July St. Johns County from your 24/7 Local SERVPRO!! Happy 4th of July!! Today we handed out Flags for the Holiday..

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.

Condo off St. Augustine Beach AC Leaks...

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Condo off St. Augustine Beach AC Leaks... Moisture readings, after SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine was hired to restore this water damaged condo in St Augustine Beach

We often get asked - is it dry yet? Or will you be removing the equipment today? 

There is a science to structural drying and we do not guess, or go by what a certain material may look or feel like. We establish a dry standard and take readings to ensure it is met before any of our equipment is removed. 

We prepared a short video to illustrate what a drywall reading may look like with a non-penetrating meter. 

Moisture readings Video

We work with our local residence when they are facing fire, water, and mold, emergencies.   If you are facing one of these issues, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach at 904 -429-4457.

Just reminding you, that we assist you every step of the way. From your emergency call to the last paint stroke, we help you through the entire process.

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