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Is your property water proof ?

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage comes in many ways Above is the start to a water damage that can potentially affect the whole property or many units. A pipe burst which can be scary and a headache.

Water Damage

Water damage can be from many different causes and can have many different outcomes. Damage from water can lead to mold, odor and weakened structure. How do you know if you have water damage? Water damage can be put off or ignored if the signs aren't taken seriously. It can be seen by discoloration in a wall or ceiling and can be felt by a damp area that should be dry. Also, it can often times put off a musty odor. 

How did I get water damage?

  • Leak in my property
  • Appliance malfunction
  • Storm causing flooding 
  • Pipe burst

 How can I fix water damage?

Start by calling SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904)-429-4457. SERVPRO fixes water damages by finding the source and repairing the area. Then the team will bring in special gear to remove the water and dry the area to above and beyond standards. Not only will our team restore the area but will try to restore any items that were affected by the water damage as well. It is a time sensitive job so that more issues are not caused by the water damage which is why we work around the clock to better serve our community.

Here in St. Augustine we experience storms, tidal flooding and occasional power outages that can cause appliance malfunction leading to water damage. We are a tough community and with SERVPRO by your side water damage doesn't stand a chance at your property.

Here to Help with Storm Damage this Hurricane Season

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Being ready when disaster strikes, especially during hurricane season is what SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is all about. We understand that your business property or home will be affected when the elements hit. The fast-moving storms leave behind damages that can leave you devastated. Our top priority is all about restoring the impact of the rain, flooding, and other potential damages from hurricanes in as little time as possible.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is Here to Help 24/7/365 as we understand that the devastation doesn’t have a schedule. When you find yourself in need, within the midst of hurricane season storm damage, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is ready and prepared for your emergency storm damage. 

When a hurricane passed through the area, that means heavy winds and rainfall that could lead to flooding, broken windows, broken doors, uprooted trees, exposed walls, and a leaky roof. Our techs are ready to provide emergency board-up services to keep out water. We offer tarps to prevent more water leaks if the storm continues.

Your business or home needs protection and we understand that. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach’s highly trained team of experts will come in and assess all storm damages and provide you with respective recommendations to get your property back to its preloss condition. No matter what the size of the damage is, SERVPRO is here and ready to help. Call us 24/7 at 904-429-4457!

Storms season is here in St. Augustine, but so is SERVPRO!

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

Strom Response Our storm response team seeks to provide you with all the storm damage your in need of plus some!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is with the community year round 24/7. We have a storm response team that is ready when you need us. We know these storms can be damaging in many ways which is why we are here for any size disaster big or small.

Storm Damage

This can be commercial or residential as we treat both professionally and pressing as we know time is of the essence here. Many storms cause flooding's which can affect not only your property but the items within, this is where we come in. Our team of professionally trained techs are prepared to restore your property and even items within your property from water damage that comes with these storms. Storms typically bring water damage in large amounts throughout the community as we tend to see more leaks when these hurricanes and big storms roll in. You can never count fire damage out because of the heavy lighting we've been seeing in St. Augustine it has happened and can happen to anyone. Lighting will sometimes set a home or business on fire and then must be put out which can tend to bring water damage since the fire must be put out. Our team will clean, restore and reconstruct the property for you as a one stop shop so you don't have to get several businesses involved which saves you money.

What's going on off the coast right now?

Peak hurricane season is going on! We are experiencing storms with lots of rain, lightning and heavy wind almost everyday. We also have been seeing storms forming all over the Atlantic ocean which is alarming to the old town of St. Augustine as we sit on the coast and are heavily affected by tidal areas. For storm tips from SERVPRO see this :STORM DAMAGE TIPS.

You can count on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for your storm response team as well as your everyday cleanings, restorations and reconstructions as we are here for the community when times are good and when times get bad! Give us a call today at (904)-429-4457.

Peak Hurricane season is among St. Augustine beach and old town!

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO STORM RESPONSE The above photo is a minor storm that can still cause severe damage. No need to fear SERVPRO is here!

How devastating can a hurricane be to our Florida community?

For Starters a hurricane with great magnitude will rip the roof off your home and sometimes destroy an entire home. With hurricanes comes flooding on a large scale being that it usually floods most of the town. Hurricanes also bring large amounts of power outages which could make appliances act up and potentially cause flooding if were talking about refrigerators and washers. Hurricanes affect the local economy as well being that it sometimes puts people out of a job and puts multiple businesses out and some in debt with repairs as insurance in Florida is picky and only covers storms on certain circumstances.

How to better prepare for a storm?

To better prepare as a community its best to have a plan of action and to know your evacuation routes because safety is first and foremost. Your going to want to stock up on grocery's but leave some for the rest of the community and its best to get dry goods with multiple power outages. Sand bags are good absorbers for waters and can help prevent flooding within a property. Window covers can also be a great way to keep moisture and flying objects out of your home keeping damages down to a minimum.

Why SERVPRO?

SERVPRO has a storm response team available 24/7/365 to clean, restore and reconstruct your property and have it looking like it never happened in no time. Our team consist of professionally trained technicians with multiple years of experience. The team only uses the best IICRC certified equipment, which is the top of the line in the restoration industry. SERVPRO has worked here in Florida during many hurricanes and plans to do so in every storm in the future as well. Our team restores rather than replaces which tends to keep cost down as well as our team being an all in one servicing rather then you having to find more businesses to do the job, we'll do it all. 

For more information : SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach Storm

Call us @ (904)-429-4457

5 Tips To Help Protect Your St. Johns County Home from Water Damage

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water leaking out from under a door Are you experiencing water damage in your St. Johns County home? You can count on the PROS at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine to help!

Did you know that water damage is the second most frequently filed homeowners insurance claim? Water damage can come from leaky pipes, washing machine malfunctions, showers, tubs, leaky roofs, etc. The damage can be extensive, whether it's a broken pipe or a small, unnoticed leak. While water damage cannot be completely avoided in homes, there are a few actions you can take to prevent some of the more common ways that water damage can occur in your home.

1. Know Where Your Water Shut-Off Valve is

If a pipe were to suddenly burst in your St. Augustine home, it's important to know both where your main water shut-off is located, and how to shut it off to stop the flow of water. 

2. Keep Your Drains Clear

Regular cleanings to keep your drains clear in your sinks showers, and tubs can aid in the prevention of water damage from clogs and water backups. 

3. Inspect Your Faucets and Hoses

Check your hoses leading to your refrigeration, washing machine, and dishwasher annually to ensure there are no cracks on the line or leaks. Make sure that all faucets are completely shut off and are not leaking, especially when leaving your house for an extended period of time.  

4. Check Your Showers and Tubs 

Make sure the caulking around your showers and tubs is watertight and free of cracks and leaks. If you see cracks, repair the caulking, this will keep excess water from leaking onto your floor. 

5. Regularly Inspect all Plumbing in Your Home

Be sure that your plumbing has no leaks, perforations, or other issues that may occasion water spillages. Replace old drain hoses from washing machines, inspect supply lines for leaks, and always periodically inspect your water heater for leaks or rust, which can indicate an impending problem. An annual inspection can save a lot of headaches down the road if a small, imperceptible problem becomes an issue that results in flooding and water damage.

Even with proper upkeep and maintenance, water damage can still happen unexpectedly, that's why the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach are here to help 24/7/365! Our on-call team is ready to respond to your disaster quickly and help restore your home back to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 904-429-4457!

How does water damage find its way in our St. Augustine homes?

8/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Water damage has found its way into this home in large amounts, SERVPRO will have it like it never happened in no time!

Types of water damage

  • Category 1: Clean water damage-includes water damage such as broken pipes and water supply lines, sinks and bathtubs which have overflowed, and various appliance issues. The main reason this type of damage is considered less severe is that it involves “clean water,” water that is sewage and toxin-free. Typically, most items damaged in category 1 incidents can be dried easily without and potential side effects for the property owner later on.
  • Category 2: Grey water damage-includes water from appliances like toilets, washing machines, and sump pump backups. While consuming or coming into contact with grey water may or may not be harmful to humans, it is important to remove any affected items and disinfect completely if your home has been struck by category 2 water damage, as the waste and chemicals in grey water may prove harmful down the line.
  • Category 3: Black water damage-the most extreme kind of water damage and requires swift action to mitigate serious health risks. Black water includes sewage, rising flood waters, seawater, as well as river and ground water. When category 3 water damage occurs, many items and materials will need to be removed from your property, and after drying has occurred your home will need to undergo significant disinfecting.

If you experience any of these water damages, call us now @ (904)429-4457

These water damages can find their way into our homes along St. Augustine beach and historical old town St. Augustine by rising tides, roof leaks, malfunctioning home equipment, cracks in the side of our properties and heavy rainfall causing flooding. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can't tell you when or if you're going to have water damage but we can tell you that we will be there for you if it does. As our technicians are professionally trained with IICRC certified equipment responding at all times as we operate on a 24/7/365 schedule. 

Oldest city but the Cleanest city with SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleanings In the above picture is our SERVPRO team tackling a carpet cleaning with ease using IICRC certified equipment.

Are you a property owner suffering from dirty ceilings, walls and floors? Are you a general manager at a resort or head of maintenance with water damage in a room or several rooms? Do you need a biohazard removed or a crime scene removed after first responders have done their job?

Well, if so call SERVPRO AT (904)429-4457

Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach it's our job to serve you to above and beyond standards and that's just how we handle our cleanings. Whether you need a room deodorized by just using an ozone machine or by hand cleaning every inch of the room and every item in the room until it is restored and odorless like it never happened. Many cleanings are needed to take place after normal business hours and SERVPRO understands that and its why we operate on a 24/7/365 basis. 

Types of cleanings SERVPRO does:

  • Biohazard
  • Vandalism
  • ceilings, walls & floors
  • Air ducts & HVAC
  • Deodorization
  • Water & Fire damage 

Whether it's a carpet cleaning from sand being dragged in off our beautiful St. Augustine beaches or a deodorization job at a bed in breakfast downtown we've got you covered. Between our professionally trained techs and our top-of-the-line equipment SERVPRO can tackle any cleaning big or small. 

Prepare Your St. Johns County Home Now for Upcoming Storms

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

rain from a storm on the roof of a house SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is here to help restore your home back to pre-storm condition!

It's no secret that hurricane season can bring about damages to your St. Johns County home. Lightning strikes can cause fires, and high winds can tear off shingles, but one of the most common damages during storms is water damage. Hurricanes and severe storms can produce a large amount of water and rain in a small amount of time which can lead to flooding or leaks in your home. While you can't stop the rain, you can prepare your home in advance to potentially avoid or minimize damages. 

Of the many issues that can cause flooding in your home or attic, an often-overlooked item is a clogged gutter system. Your home's gutters work as a diversion to send runoff from your roof to areas away from your house's vulnerable foundation but can often get filled with leaves and other debris. When this system fails or does not work as it should, the results could be serious. Keep reading below to learn about routine gutter maintenance and what to do if you experience flooding.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

The gutters surrounding your home exist to help rain and flood damage from occurring. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not even know they have a water channeling problem in their gutters until it is full and causing a water backflow or overflow situation to arise. Gutters need to be cleaned at least twice a year – in the spring and in the fall when you’re most likely to experience leaves or needs dropping and clogging up drains. If you have pine trees near your home, needles need to be removed every three months to reduce the potential for clogging the gutters and downspouts. There are actually a few simple steps to prevent this from happening, so you don’t experience a flood in your home. Simply getting up on the roof near your gutters and manually cleaning out the blockage is a good start. Many homeowners use a power spray or hose with a narrow nozzle to get the blockage you’re unable to get by hand. There are also services that will come out and keep your gutters clean if you prefer not to do it or shouldn’t for safety reasons.

Keeping Your Roof in Good Condition 

The Florida heat and elements can be tough on your roof. It’s important to keep an eye on your roof and focus on any areas of weakness where water may come through. Whether you go up on the roof yourself to inspect or hire a professional to do it, it’s a smart idea to give your roof the once-over at least once a year to prevent water damage from a leaky roof. Depending on what your roof is made of a simple repair could do the trick, or you may need more substantial work. It’s always a good idea to get a professional opinion to ensure your roof is in good condition and there is no damage, even the smallest water leak can cause damage, including mold.

Ensure Proper Drainage Around Your Home

Some storm and hurricane seasons can bring about more damage than others. Before you experience severe storms, walk around your property to make sure you have good drainage all the way around. If you find water puddling next to your foundation or see the water moving toward your home instead of away, it’s important to fix this so that water doesn’t seep in and cause damage to your home. Water should drain away from your home, not towards it! Not addressing this problem can cause issues eventually, so if you spot it, handle it early, well before the storms arrive.

What to do if You Experience Water Damage

If despite all routine maintenance and upkeep, you find stormwater making its way into your St. Johns County home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach. From the moment that our IICRC certified technicians arrive on-site, they will work quickly and efficiently to assess what needs to happen to prevent further damage from occurring, extract all standing water and begin the dry-out process. Our team is ready to respond to your emergency 24/7/365, call us at 904-429-4457 to dispatch an emergency crew, or schedule a free estimate! 

Does your business or home need an extreme professional cleaning?

7/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Pictured above a variety of cleanings and solvents used at many of our cleanup jobs!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has some of the best professional cleaning services around. We do upholstery, ceilings, walls, carpets, hard floors and airducts. Thats just the surface of what we can clean for you, we do pretty much any cleanings.

Call now for a free estimate @ (904)-429-4457

When daily life starts to take a toll on your home, SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services can give it a deeper cleaning than a basic home cleaning service can give. The certified technicians at SERVPRO are available to help homeowners tackle specialty cleaning projects around the house like air duct and HVAC cleaning, biohazard cleaning, odor removal, graffiti cleanup and so much more. Our technicians have the backing of a company with more than 50 years of experience in the cleaning & restoration industry. Downtown St. Augustine does experience quite a lot of vandalism, we know this can be tough to remove but not impossible with SERVPRO. We know many places around town also suffer from dangerous substances that could be toxic to someone which is why we tackle biohazard cleanups safely and swiftly.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach Cleaning services

Why SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach?

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team In this photo is or team responding to a water damage call that affected the whole house, which we were able to fix like it never happened!

At SERVPRO we not only work with anyone and everyone, but we also enjoy building relationships, so you know who we are, what we stand for and know you can trust us. We operate on a 24/7/365 basis so that we are able to assist you with any problem big or small at any time of the day or night. St. Augustine is a big town with a lot of local companies that the community depends on, and we know those companies depend on us when a disaster presents itself. 

Services SERVPRO provides:

  • Water removal & dehumidification
  • Fire, smoke & soot restoration
  • Mold remediation
  • Construction
  • Document drying
  • Ceilings, walls & floor cleanings (Carpet too)
  • Deodorization
  • Air ducts & HVAC cleanings
  • Bioremediation & Vandalism

SERVPRO operates with commercial and residential properties. Our team is provided with the best equipment and proper safety gear in order to eliminate any problem you may have effectively and efficiently. We have more than 2,000 locations nationwide serving 90% of all US zip codes within two hours. We are the number one in the cleanup and restoration industry. You can expect nothing less than excellent work from us here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today at 904-429-4457! No job is too big or too small! We will be sure to commit to making it "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach