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No job to big, SERVPRO is here for all your commercial needs!

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial Restorations

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

We can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 2100 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 2100 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

We offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. 

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Call SERVPRO today for all your Commercial needs! (904)429-4457

Fire safety, in the historic old town!

1/27/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage Fires are one of the worst damages you can have happen to your home or property which is why we respond 24/7.

What are some main fire causes?

Cooking Accidents and Mishaps

Kitchens may be the heart of the home, but they’re also the number one place fires occur in a house, making up nearly half of all reported home fires. About two-thirds of these fires start when food or cooking materials ignite. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of these fires tend to occur on major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the eve of Thanksgiving

If you experience an out-of-control cooking fire in your kitchen:

  • Help anyone inside safely vacate the house. Once you’re sure everyone’s out, close the door behind you and call 9-1-1.
  • You can try extinguishing a small grease fire by sliding a pot lid over the pan or pot and turning off the burner. Leave the cover on until the pan is thoroughly cooled, or the fire could reignite.
  • If the fire occurs in the oven, keep the oven door closed and turn off the heat.
  • Never throw water on a kitchen fire! It only splatters the fire around, spreading it on counters and walls.
  • Use a fire extinguisher to put out an oil fire.

To keep your Central Florida home’s kitchen safe from fire:

  • Stay alert and don’t use the cooktop or oven if you’re tired or have been drinking alcohol.  
  • Don’t leave the kitchen unattended, and be sure to set a timer to remind you something’s cooking, even if you’re in the room.
  • Use common sense; you should keep dish towels, potholders, oven mitts, plastic bags or wrapping, and food packaging away from any appliance that produces heat or flames. Curtains too can spread flames to the wall and ceiling near the stove quickly, so ensure they are kept away from the stovetop.

As most cooking-related fires happen during frying, make sure everyone knows how to cook with oil safely:

  • If the oil in a pot or pan starts to smell, or if wisps of smoke appear, the oil is too hot. Immediately turn the burner off and place the pan or pot on a cool burner or trivet.
  • Heat oil slowly to the temperature needed for frying and sauteing.
  • To avoid oil splashing out of the pot or pan, add ingredients slowly so oil on the stovetop doesn’t ignite.
  • Always turn off the cooktop when you’re through.

Fortunately, you can avoid the majority of cooking fires simply by practicing caution in the kitchen and being as careful as possible. Experts recommend keeping a kitchen fire extinguisher close at hand, too. 

Heating Fires

Following close behind cooking fires are heating-related blazes. About 50,000 such fires occur each year, and they result in 500 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and more than a billion dollars in direct property damage.

The #1 culprit for home heating fire deaths is portable space heaters. However, heating fires don’t necessarily occur because of faulty equipment, but because homeowners don’t clean the heating equipment, including chimneys. They also tend to leave heating equipment too near to combustible items like upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses, and bedding. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that almost half of home heating fires occur in the colder months of December, January, and February.

To protect your family and Central Florida home from heating equipment-related fires:

  • They might be convenient, but it’s essential to keep portable space heaters in designated areas where they can’t be easily knocked over. Make sure they’re not too close to walls or furniture, where they pose a real hazard.
  • Keep anything flammable at a minimum of three feet away from any type of heating equipment, including fireplaces, wood stoves, furnaces, and portable heaters.
  • Schedule regular, yearly inspections of chimneys and heating equipment with a qualified professional.

These simple safety tips and precautions will help you prevent most heating fires!

Electrical Wiring and Electronics

Number three on our list of top causes of house fires in Central Florida is faulty electrical equipment and wiring. These fire-related hazards account for around ten percent of reported annual home fires. Electrical fires cause in excess of 1,100 injuries, nearly 500 deaths, and are responsible for about $1.4 billion in direct property damage each year. Wiring and electric-powered equipment account for the majority of electrical fires. Plugs and cords, especially extension cords, are behind approximately one percent, or 3,5000, of home fires.

Electrical wiring fires are mainly seen in older homes with outdated or faulty wiring. Here’s what to look for in your Central Florida home.

  • A buildup of dust and debris which can affect your home’s electrical system performance.
  • Bare wires near insulation.

A quick and easy way to check for accumulated dust in your electrical system is to remove an outlet cover or light switch cover and check for dust in the wall and around the wiring. If there’s significant dust buildup, have a professional inspect your entire system. They can clean the system out and protect your home against electrical fires.

Electronic equipment can also spark a fire, particularly when you overload outlets with extension or power cords. To prevent an electronics-related fire in your home, make sure each piece of major equipment is adequately ventilated and has a dedicated plug. If an appliance like a toaster or microwave sparks or smokes when you plug it in or turn it on, take it as a sign the appliance is not safe to use.

If you want to keep your home as safe as possible from an electrical fire, experts recommend you have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician, including electrical inspections.

Smoking-Related Fires

Cigarettes, cigars and pipes cause thousands of house fires each year that result in more than $400 million in direct property damage. Starting from something as simple as a lit cigarette or lighter, smoking-related fires are responsible for about five percent of reported house fires and 21 percent of home fire deaths.

Smoking puts your health, family, and home at risk. Careless smoking inside the home has the potential to cause serious injury and death, especially if a person is lying down and falls asleep before extinguishing whatever they’re smoking.

Quitting smoking is the surest way to avoid smoking-related fires. Otherwise, avoid a smoking-related house fire by smoking outdoors and never smoking while lying in bed or reclining on the couch or a chair. 

Candle-Related Fires

They might smell great and look beautiful, but candles cause about 8,200 house fires per year in the U.S. that result in nearly a hundred deaths, seven hundred injuries, and $3 million in direct property damage. Christmas is the #1 day for candle-related fires, with other home religious celebrations following closely behind.

About one in three fires caused by candles start in the bedroom, with falling asleep and leaving them unattended the top two contributing factors. Sixty percent occur when the candle’s too near some kind of combustible material.

If you want to enjoy candles safely, remember to:

  • Never leave them lit without someone being in the room.
  • Blow them out before you go to sleep.
  • Keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn and spark a fire.

Another option is to use solar or battery-powered flameless candles, many of which now look and smell like the real thing! 

Other top causes of house fires in Central Florida include:

  • Children playing with fire.
  • Christmas trees and decorations
  • Barbecue grills
  • Flammable liquids
  • Intentionally lit fires
  • Power tools

If this makes it sound like there are fire hazards all over the home, you’re right! But by being aware of their potential risk, you’re more likely to prevent a fire from occurring. You can also protect your family and property and stop a fire in its tracks with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Fire Damage Restoration and Remediation

A house fire can be devastating and is always a scary experience for those who live there. Of course, we hope your home is never subjected to a fire, but if it is, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is here to provide fire damage restoration services that include removal of items damaged by soot, grease, tobacco, electrical, or other fires. We also handle smoke damage and widespread water that occurs when a fire’s extinguished by the fire department.

 SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach most trusted restoration company and promise to make the fire damage removal process as stress-free as possible. We know that fast, quality service makes our customers feel more reassured about the fire damage restoration process while limiting further damage that ends up requiring costly repairs and renovations. Our innovative techniques and professional equipment are just what you need to ensure the least amount of disruption to your home and life.

 We’re ready to give you the support and solutions needed to keep your St. Augustine homes and family safe from the disastrous effects fire damage can cause. We also offer help dealing with your home insurance company as we work daily with insurances.

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

What, when, where, who? Restoration, 24/7, anywhere, SERVPRO!

1/19/2023 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Sometimes our team is aware of the disaster before the call as we are very involved in the community with local first responders!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

Restoration to our team means "like it never happened". Our job is to get your property and/or facility the way it was before if not, then better! We pride ourselves in the ability to restore rather than replace not only does this save you money, but it leaves you with what you had originally. 

No one plans for an emergency, but when disaster strikes, it’s good to know who you should call to get help with disaster recovery as quickly as possible. As our team knows that problems occur outside of the normal work hours of 9-5, we know that many of these problems are time sensitive which is why we are available 24/7/365! Holiday, weekend, vacation or busy workday we are at your service with a real person answering your call at all times and no automated line or call center! At different times in life, we may find ourselves in emergency situations that call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in St.Augustine is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of St.Augustine is the-fast-response you need to get relief. 

Our team is very communicative, professionally trained with years of experience! With no job to big and no job to small SERVPRO has the manpower and the proper equipment to tackle any task on hand! In the event of an unexpected disaster such as flooding, fire, or storm damage situations, remember, we’re here to help.  We want to make the clean-up process as easy as possible for you and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling. The SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products, LLC., team works diligently to help Franchisees succeed with top-notch cleaning products so we can clean and restore your home or business to make it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is both a community-oriented and globally oriented company. We love to give back to our community year-round. We do this through a myriad of community efforts, such as Food Pantries, partaking in local events, golf tournaments and more.  

If you would like to talk or have any questions about why SERVPRO is a good fit for your situation call us today at (904)429-4457

No job too big, no job to small! Got a disaster in the old city?

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial jobs at any time and anysize SERVPRO has your property covered Commercial or not and the manpower to service an entire city!

Can SERVPRO handle this job?

Well, the real question is, What can't SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine beach handle?

The short answer is there isn't much our team of highly experienced and professionally trained technicians can't handle! The worst thing that has happened to your property is another day on the job for our team. Our services are very broad on what we offer as we work on just about any restoration, reconstruction and cleaning. 

If your commercial property has been shut down or affected by a disaster or problem, then our team is here to assist you like it never happened! Whether it's a Biohazardous job that is a cleanup of only a couple feet or an entire facility affected by a flood, fire or even mold, SERVPRO has a solution for that!

Why SERVPRO?

Commercial jobs can be tough for small businesses or expensive for them to outsource several crews but not SERVPRO. Our jobs are done effectively and efficiently with our team being all in one cleaning, restoration and reconstruction. And we know you may need an estimate, which we do for free. Commercial jobs differentiate from residential because commercial jobs may be needed to be done overnight which is part of the reason, we operate on a 24/7/365 basis. SERVPRO also knows that commercial work may have specific guidelines, rules, material and instructions that are needed to be followed. As our friend and customer, we want to treat anyone to a free (ERP) emergency ready profile which is a digital or printable document with instructions, who to call and the shutoffs around the facility in any case of an emergency you or your team may be able to use this to minimize damages. The ERP is highly recommended in the field of commercial facilities. Our expertise and knowledge on the problem allows us to terminate the problem as if it never happened.

Call us today at (904)429-3353

Water damage comes in many forms to the Great city of St. Augustine!

1/12/2023 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage can put a home out of living condition and a place of work out of working condition. Sitting water damage can also increase damages.

Be aware of dangers that put your property at risk!

  • Water Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Mold Damage
  • Catastrophic storm Damage
  • Biohazardous Damage

Damages to your property are important because it's where you live or where you work in most cases! In most cases we see water damage being a main damage in the oldest city of St. Augustine!

Why is water damage the most common loss that we see?

Well, moisture is no stranger to the state of Florida. Being a pretty rainy and stormy city, the oldest city has many older buildings that tend to have leaks. Many areas in St. Augustine lay low and close to the water level so an extensive amount of rainfall can very easily cause flooding creating multiple water damages. Here we are consistently getting weather on the extreme level! From the hottest days to the coldest days water problems surround our homes and work facilities whether it be from frozen pipes cracking or bursting or water systems overheating and malfunctioning. Many water damages come out of nowhere and are unexpected. For instance, at any given moment, you could have an appliance malfunction flood an entire area inside your home. Being that St. Augustine is the Oldest city in the United States many buildings are old and are prone to more damage from storms creating once again water damage.

While this is the last thing we think of when we wake up it can very well happen to anyone at any time. Water damages can affect not only your property but your personal items as well. Here at SERVPRO we try our best to restore your personal items along with your property in a timely manner almost "like it never happened". Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine beach we live by that quote so you can live a life disaster free. Our team of highly trained professionals operate on a 24/7/365 schedule, so you never have to worry about us being open. 

How do you know if you have water damage?

Most the time it'll be pretty obvious that you have water damage! But sometimes it can be questionable whether or not it's something that you want to get checked out or not. Some signs you might want to look for are wet or damp areas, discolored areas, lifted or uneven tile and soft structure that once was not soft! But if your still unsure you could always call our team @ (904)429-4457 to schedule a free estimate! 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine Helps Fire Damaged Church Get Ready For Christmas Day Service!

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees on a scissor lift assisting with fire damage restoration Fire's don't stop for the holidays, so neither do we. Our crews are available 24/7/365!

Right before the holiday weekend, we received a call from a local St. Augustine Church that had suffered a fire as a result of their air handler, affecting the second floor of the building, as well as the sanctuary that they were to be hosting Christmas Service in just a few days. 

We knew we would be under a time crunch, but we were determined to have them ready to welcome guests on Christmas Day. As soon as the scene was released by the St. Johns County Fire department, our crews sprang into action to first address any water damage from putting out the fire, and then assess the damages. 

Our team was able to work through the days and late into the nights leading up to their annual Christmas Day Service. From wiping down all surfaces, ceilings, and walls and cleaning over 700+ chairs, our team still had a lot of work ahead of them to make it "Like it never even happened. " But we were able to work with the church to ensure that they could successfully host Christmas Day service and their nightly Christmas Light Display show on their grounds. 

If your property suffers from a fire and you aren't sure what to do next, let the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach help walk you through and navigate through this stressful time. Our crews are ready to respond to emergency fire or water damage losses 24/7/365, call our office today at 904-429-4457!

Wishing You a Safe & Warm Holiday Weekend!

12/21/2022 (Permalink)

Santa Clause is coming to town and so is a cold front across Florida's Historic Coast! This cold front is set to come through this weekend bringing several nights of cold weather this Christmas weekend, with temperatures expected to dip into the low 20s. 

With dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills this weekend, stay inside if possible and bring pets indoors- if you do need to go outside, cover all exposed skin. While you and your family are staying indoors enjoying some hot chocolate and holiday films, make sure that you are using all heaters and fireplaces safely and correctly. 

The peak season for house fires runs now through February as people are more likely to use heaters and other appliances to stay warm, the probability of a house fire then increases as heating and electrical issues are the leading cause of fires. 

As temperatures fall it's important to remember that if you have a portable space heater, make sure that the area around it is empty and clean- you don't want anything that is flammable close to the heat source. Also, be sure to monitor your electrical breakers as people tend to overload their extension cords and devices this time of year. And as always, check your smoke detectors prior and keep a fire safety plan nearby should disaster strike. 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach is your one-stop local shop for all your property restoration needs. We do it all from water damage, mold mitigation, and fire damage restoration, to the reconstruction services needed to make it "Like it never even happened." Our emergency crews are ready to respond and help you through any property damage loss this loss 24/7! Call our office at 904-429-4457. 

Old town St. Augustine has many festivities in the month of December!!

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

Christmas Festivities Here is our beautiful Center piece of Nights of Lights!

Events in the oldest city for December!

From our towns famous Nights of lights and joyful holiday parades St. Augustine offers an abundant number of activities and things to get into! 

A few things you might want to check out:

  1.  Nights of Lights Trolley Tour
  2.  Nights of Lights Pirate Ship Tour

  3.  Nights of Lights Tour by Electric Cart

  4. Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

  5. Swimming with the Dolphins Entry Ticket

  6. The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

  7. Marineland Dolphin Encounter

  8.  Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

  9. 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Whether you a local or just passing through our city has much to offer. Without the moving parts of our community, we could not make everything come together. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine beach has been honored to serve such a great town in services of cleanup, restoration and reconstruction. Our team is available to all 24/7/365 for any job, any size that may present itself. Our team is full of highly trained, experienced in the field individuals. We offer free estimates and services that make it like it never happen because we know accidents happen and we know disasters come from out of nowhere. 

Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic, featuring millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City, and it's free of charge to attend! Simply a must see!

The 2022-2023 Nights of Lights will take place every evening from November 19, 2022 to January 31 , 2023.

The holidays are finally here! This time of the year is so special because of spending quality time with your friends and family shopping, baking, and decorating: With all the things you’re doing this time of year, taking extra time out for safety can seem like a tall order. But there are several basic precautions like checking your cords and watering your tree every day that can mean the difference between a happy holiday and a dangerous disaster. About 25% of Christmas tree fires are the result of electrical problems or heat sources like electric lights, fireplaces, radiators, and candles that are too close to the tree. Additionally, about half of holiday decoration fires occur because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. If we all keep check on our friends and family, we should all be safe and sound for the holidays as you are in the hands of SERVPRO in the case of any arising emergency 

904-429-4457 Call Today!

www.SERVPROGreaterStAugustineStAugstineBeach.com

Storms and holidays surround November in Historic old town St.Augustine!

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

HOLIDAY LIGHTS Between 2015-2019, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7,400 home fires that were started by candles.

Storms tearing up the city!

Our hometown St. Augustine has survived many storms in the past and will continue to make it through any storm together as a community. Coming to an end is our storm season just in time for those cold fronts that can often time create flooding and wind driven damage to many properties. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine beach is always available 24/7/365 to assist you with any storm damage, no matter the size. Any time you or someone in the community calls you're going to get one of our local operators rather than an automated line. SERVPRO offers to the community many ways to prep for these storms, one of our bigger tactics are ERP's (Emergency Ready Profile) which we offer to anyone for free! These ERP's will keep damages to a minimum, allow for a more efficient response times and keep employees in the loop of who to contact and steps to take in particular situations!

Old town holidays!

St. Augustine offers various events and holiday decorations to anyone and everyone. Sometimes holidays can get hectic with cooking, cleaning, decorating and holiday parties. SERVPRO offers extensive and routine cleanings that could benefit many in a time crunch or even just anyone who needs a good cleaning before or after a holiday! Many home fires are caused from the kitchen being unattended which can very easily happen on and around holidays as well as home decorations also becoming a main fire hazard. These are just incidents that often times happen to many who obviously don't expect it to happen! We know that accidents happen and after first responders finish on site, SERVPRO should be the next call to restore any property after fire damage. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire condition. We wish the community happy holidays and safe travels to all.

Should you or anyone in the community need the assistance of SERVPRO contact us @ (904)429-4457.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

Odor, Soot and remains of once was, who you gonna call?

10/27/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Here we have a house on fire that looks to be among some of the worst fires. Fire is no joke as it is extremely dangerous and damaging to property

SERVPRO, that's right!

You've had a fire! Disasters happen, accidents occur, unfortunately this part of life and an event many face every day. I mean a fire can destroy someone's home or means of work that can put yourself or myself in a great amount of stress! When a fire happens sometimes its small and can be put out easily with minimal damage but if there was any kind of smoke then the ducts should be cleaned as these ducts absorb this kind of smoke. If a fire occurs on a larger scale, things can get a lot more difficult as it may bring structural damage or even water damage depending on how the fire was put out. 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach 

Our team is highly trained, equipped and informed on all procedures for any size fire damage at any time! We should be the first call after our first responders because it's something you want to get taken care of as soon as possible! SERVPRO cleans, preserves, restores and reconstructs as needed. Our team removes soot by scrubbing and cleaning every inch of the affected area as well as all the items in the area affected. If your home has structural issues from the fire, we also do work in demo and recon. Restoring your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition is our main goal. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire damage cleanup and fire restoration, smoke damage cleanup, and removal of smoke odors. Our team will deep clean and remove soot from walls, carpets, and upholstery. 

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you give us a call. Our specialist will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us arrive quickly with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, SERVPRO can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

SERVPRO uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call us at (904)-429-4457