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How to Prep Your Home for Mold Remediation

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Do you have mold in your home? It can damage your house and put your health at risk, so it’s important to eliminate it as soon as possible. Schedule a removal with a reputable mold remediation company today to get the process started. Here are several steps to get your home ready for the process.

Remove Your Possessions

The first step you have to take is to remove any family heirlooms, furniture, and other items from the mold-infested area. Sort through what to save and what to throw away; then, thoroughly clean the surfaces of any items you are keeping. Afterward, put them in a safe place until all the mold is removed.

Block Off the Area

It’s important to isolate the mold-ridden area to prevent it from spreading throughout your home. Place plastic sheets over the air vents and doorways near the infested space until a mold remediation company can come to your home. These sheets will block the mold from seeping into vents and getting into the air.

Don’t Ventilate

While opening up windows or turning on fans near the moldy space might seem like a good idea, it can actually do more harm than good. Extra ventilation can cause the mold spores to spread, resulting in an even bigger problem. 

Leave the Area Alone

Mold can look quite unsightly, so you may be tempted to remove some of it off with bleach or other cleaning products. Doing this, however, may actually cause the mold spores to become airborne and move to other areas of your home. To prevent further issues, avoid touching the area and allow the mold remediation experts to do their job.

By following these tips, you can successfully get your home ready for mold remediation. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida specializes in cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, including mold removal, water damage restoration, and fire damage repairs. The technicians are trained at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility and ready to deal with any issues. For more information, call them at (904)-429-4457 or visit their website.

An Emergency Cleaning Service Reveals What to Do Before & After Storm Damage

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage An Emergency Cleaning Service Reveals What to Do Before & After Storm Damage 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 window; 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.

Mold Remediation in progress at this St. Augustine condo

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in progress at this St. Augustine condo SERVPRO is here to assist 24 hours a day/7 days a week!

Notice the weather!!! Man it was gloomy that day, but that did not stop local heroes from SERVPRO in St Augustine. Job was started and completed on time. This St Augustine Beach condo is mold free again!!! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is proud to bring the SERVPRO brand closer to the Old City's Beaches. As St. Johns County grows, so does St Augustine and in a case of an emergency we cannot afford to wait for someone out of Jacksonville. There are many restoration companies with bogus "locations" in St Augustine that often show up in Google searches, however we are the only SERVPRO located in St. Augustine 2205 Dobbs Rd Suite A St. Augustine, Florida 32086 (904)429-4457 - Faster to any size disaster than anyone else in St. John's County. 

St Augustine residents - are you hurricane ready?

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage St Augustine residents - are you hurricane ready? Hurricane Damage

Hurricane season has officially begun, and we have already seen our first named storm develop. While we may only be 2 weeks into the season, it is very important to have a fully comprehensive evacuation plan in place.

Things to consider

  • Do you have any/all materials to board up your home and/or business?
  • Where will you go when you evacuate?
  • How many days/hours before the storm hits will you leave?
  • How long will you stay in your evacuation destination after the storm ends?
  • Do you know how to turn off gas lines and water supply to your house?
  • Do you have a back stock of nonperishable foods, incase you come home to a house with no power?
  • Do you have batteries for flashlights?
  • Do you have extra gas cans filled for your vehicle, incase the gas stations are unable to open to due to damage from the storm?

These are just a few things to consider to prepare for the storm. During hurricane Matthew, we saw the great city of St. Augustine band together to help those in need. Let SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach (904-429-4457) help you prepare before the storm comes. Get a head start today by calling us for information on free emergency ready programs for any business in North East Florida or St. Johns County. 

SERVPRO Debunks Myths About Mold!

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Our team here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine beach wanted to take an opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about mold. We understand mold is scary, and we want to put your mind at ease by debunking some of the common myths about mold.

Myth: If my house or business floods, mold will eventually grow

Fact: If water damage occurs, mold can usually be avoided if you call SERVPRO within 72 hours. We always recommend calling immediately! Not only are our estimates 100% free, but our experts will also give you free opinions and advice for the actions you should take.

Myth: My carpet and drywall feel dry after a flood. Mold won’t grow because the surface feels dry to the touch.

Fact: Just because a surface feels dry, doesn’t mean it is! If water passes through drywall, it also may affect the insulation and the studs. The drywall may be dry, but the space behind the drywall becomes vulnerable to possible mold growth. The same is true for carpet; carpet padding should always be removed and disposed of properly in events where serious flooding has occurred. The carpet may feel dry, but the carpet pad is vulnerable to possible mold growth.

Myth: Mold won’t grow in my home or business because I have never experienced any water damage situations

Fact: The quality of the air in your home or business will determine whether or not mold is capable of growing. According to the World Health Organization, poor air quality has led to $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production. Dirty ducts circulate contaminants, which can lead to mold growth. In addition, dirty ducts lead to higher levels of humidity, creating more opportunity for mold to grow.

We here at SERVPRO are experts in mold remediation, and we are happy to help in any way we can. Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach if you have any questions about mold or air quality – 904-429-4457. 

How to Prevent Water Damage From Storms or Leaks

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Prevent Water Damage From Storms or Leaks Storm Flooding

If you live in an area with extreme weather, then water extraction is an inevitable necessity. But, with preventative measures, you can help avoid water damage in your home and prevent costly repairs. The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is discussing some of the top ways to prepare for storm season this year.

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Water Damage

1. Properly Storing Valuables

Since you can’t always avoid storms or leaks, the best way to prevent water from destroying your belongings is with proper storage. Go through your home, garage, and attic and put all your valuables on higher shelves in the rooms. You can also purchase plastic storage bins and stack them on top of one another. In the event of storms or significant leaks, most items will be protected from standing water damage when properly stored.

2. Seasonal Cleaning

Throughout the year, it’s tempting to throw unused items into the basement or garage. But when a big hurricane appears, you might not have time to clear these rooms out. To avoid potential water damage from ruining your items, clean before storm season approaches. Store seasonal items in plastic bins with secure lids, and donate unused belongings to prevent clutter. If a room requires professional water extraction, clutter will only make the problem worse.

3. Gutters

Properly functioning gutters are essential during storm season because they help guide water away from the home and foundation. Clogged gutters can spell disaster. Without anywhere to go, the water will backflow into your home, potentially causing significant water damage. Make it a priority to regularly clean gutters and have them professionally maintained throughout the year.

For professional water extraction in Florida, reach out to the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. Whether you need emergency cleaning services or water damage restoration, their team is equipped to handle a wide scope of projects for commercial and residential properties. Visit them online for more information or contact them at (904) 429-4457.

Water Heater Safety Tips

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Safety Tips Water Heater Damage

Water heater failure causes fires and flooding all across the world. Water heater routine maintenance can help you avoid the catastrophe the occurs when a water heater fails. Nationwide insurance recently offered some tips about water heater safety that we would like to share with you.

Pulling up on the handle to make sure water flows freely out, and stops when you let go of the handle. If it does nothing or runs or drips, then the valve should be replaced.

 Strapping your water heater is a good idea, even if you live outside an earthquake zone. If your water heater were to fall over for any reason, it could sever the gas line and cause an explosion.

Flushing the hot water heater through the drain valve at least once a year to remove sediment buildup. You should have a drain line, usually to within about 6 inches of the floor, or plumbed outside. This is to prevent you from being scalded if the valve should open while you’re standing next to it.

Remove paper, accumulated dust or other combustibles from the heater enclosure.

Extinguish the pilot light before using flammable liquids or setting off aerosol bug bombs.

If the device is in the garage, raise it so the pilot light is 18 inches above the floor. This helps prevent ignition of gasoline vapors that collect near the floor.

Consider installing an automatic gas-shutoff valve which stops the flow of gas if the ground moves or if gas flow increases dramatically. The valve, which costs around $300, prevents fires when a gas line breaks due to flood, earthquake or other disaster.

You may also want to insulate the first 6 feet of the hot water pipe and the first 3 feet of the cold water pipe that extends from your hot water tank. Insulating the hot water pipe reduces heat loss and insulating the cold water pipe reduces “sweating” in the summer. You can find pipe wrap insulation for this purpose in most hardware stores.

Do not use pipe wrap or any other insulation within 6 inches of the draft hood or flue exhaust vent at the top of the natural gas water heater.

Why professional Water Removal services are needed following a disaster or accident.

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why professional Water Removal services are needed following a disaster or accident. Water Damage

Disasters happen every single day. They can strike without warning to anybody, anywhere, and at any time. The initial devastation of a flood, fire, or storm can be overwhelming. But there are lingering effects, too, such as water damage, mold, or soot contamination. That’s why emergency cleaning services are so essential after a disaster.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida has been helping families recover from disasters since 1967. They’ve witnessed first-hand the havoc that fires, floods, and other disasters can wreck on residences and businesses. But they also have the expertise to mitigate the damage and restore your home.

Floods and water damage can leave your place a mess; however, tidying things up is only part of the problem. To avoid mold damage—caused by excessive moisture exposure—it is essential to have your place cleaned by a team of professionals. 

Mold contamination is certain following water damage, though it can go undetected for years. It poses significant health risks to your family, as well as a long-term hazard to your property and its value. A professional emergency cleaning service has the expertise and equipment to mitigate mold damage.

Likewise, recovering from a fire poses numerous challenges as well. Smoke contamination can make a residence uninhabitable. Scrubbing walls and removing soot and ash is a job best handled by highly trained teams with the latest emergency cleaning service equipment.

Surviving a disaster is physically and emotionally draining. The post-disaster cleanup phase can be incredibly demanding too. It’s a job best left to the professionals who have the experience, know-how, and tools to get it done right. To learn more about emergency cleaning services, please call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. You can reach them 24/7 at (904) 429-4457 or visit them online.

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Water Damage This Summer

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Water Damage This Summer Dirt filled gutters

Summer is almost here and that means storms are just around the corner. While all that rain may help cool things off, it can put your home at risk for water damage. While an experienced storm damage restoration team will be able to fix most problems caused by harsh weather, it’s best if you can avoid the damage in the first place. Here are a few simple ways to prevent storm damage and subsequent issues from doing long-term harm to your house.

3 Ways to Prevent Storm-Related Water Damage

1. Prune Your Trees

Whether it’s a hurricane or tropical storm that batters the coast, you can always count on high winds causing a lot of problems. One of the most common causes of leaks and roof damage is due to falling limbs, but there’s a simple way to prevent this problem. Before the first storm hits, have your trees professionally pruned and remove any dead or low-hanging limbs. This will reduce the risk of a falling limb damaging the roof or siding.

2. Clean Out Your Gutters

If your gutters are clogged, runoff from the roof collects between the gutters and the home’s siding. Over time, this can lead to mold and mildew growth in the walls as well as weaken the integrity of your roof, making leaks more frequent. Have the gutters cleaned and inspected for damage at least once in the spring and again before winter. This way, you’ll never have to worry about backed up gutters and all excess water can flow off the roof and away from the home easily.

3. Fix Existing Roof Damage

Anytime the materials of the roof are compromised or damaged, they can allow water to seep inside the attic. Walk around the exterior of the home and give the roof a quick visual inspection. If you see any shingles or roofing material that is peeling up, missing, or cracked, have a roofing contractor come make the necessary repairs. This will help protect the home during periods of heavy rainfall and will reduce the number and frequency of leaks you see in the house.

At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, their dedicated team understands the unique hazards Florida homeowners face each year. Whether you’re in need of water damage restoration or want an experienced professional to handle extensive carpet cleaning after a flash flood, they’re ready to help. Learn more about their services online and call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an estimate today.

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

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is here to help in an emergency! 904-429-4457. SERVPRO's "Hulk" as it is leaving our St Augustine shop to assist with a large water loss in St John's County. SERVPRO is here to help!

When you have called an expert to provide storm damage restoration services, you’ll need to take several steps before help arrives. The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in St. Augustine, FL, are the area’s premier water damage restorers and specialty cleaners. They can help you out when your property has been damaged in a storm.

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.

Whether 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.

A Mold Remediation Expert's Guide to Black Fungus

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Mold Remediation Expert's Guide to Black Fungus Health

Although most mold types worsen allergies and will damage your home if they are not removed right away, black mold is particularly insidious. If you spot this fungus growing in the house, it’s crucial to call for mold remediation services right away, say the specialists at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida. Here, they explain why this type is so dangerous and what you should do about it.

Why Is Black Mold Dangerous?

In addition to severe property damage, exposure to black mold will result in several serious health issues because of the harmful spores it releases. These include neurological issues, such as tremors and seizures, rashes, lung irritation, fevers, and fatigue. This fungus is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and causes immune system suppression, making people who are exposed to it even more likely to get sick.

What Can You Do About It?

There are a few simple ways to protect yourself from the effects of this fungus. First, since it develops in moist conditions, make sure any leaks in the house are fixed right away, and have a plumber inspect the residence once a year to check for problems you haven’t detected. Additionally, if you or a family member is experiencing cold- or flu-like symptoms, and you’ve ruled out other causes, have the house inspected for mold just to be safe.

If you do spot black mold growing in the home, don’t touch or go near it. Instead, call a mold remediation expert right away. They have the necessary tools, expertise, and safety gear and will perform a thorough evaluation of the house to find out where it is growing. They will also make sure it is completely removed to protect your health.

Black mold is dangerous, but fortunately, Florida residents can turn to the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach when they find it growing inside. This team will respond promptly and find the best solution to the issue. They will also assist you with fire and water damage cleanup. To learn more, call (904) 429-4457 or visit them online today.

3 Reasons to Hire a Carpet Cleaning Professional for Flood Damage

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 3 Reasons to Hire a Carpet Cleaning Professional for Flood Damage Water Cleanup

Flood and water damage can quickly ruin carpeting, and while there are home remedies, most only slow the problem rather than fixing it. To truly resolve the issue, it’s best to bring in a professional. An expert carpet cleaning company will address water-related issues that rental and store-bought tools simply can’t. They will not only return your carpet to its original form but also ensure that it stays there. If you’ve suffered flood or water damage, consider the benefits of a professional carpet cleaning below.

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

1. Experience

Water removal isn’t an easy process. It requires care and attention to ensure that the padding below carpet, as well as the flooring, is also fixed. It’s more than just cleaning the fibers, which is why you should always turn to experienced professionals. They work in several different scenarios and tackle a variety of issues, ensuring they have the knowledge to complete the job successfully.

2. Equipment

Renting professional carpet cleaning equipment can cost hundreds of dollars, and in many cases, it isn’t effective because homeowners don’t know how to properly use it. Professionals bring industry-leading equipment with them to the job and know how to use it safely and effectively to achieve the best results.

3. Mold Prevention

Clean carpets aren’t the end of the problem. In many cases, water that seeps through can later cause mold to form. Letting it go can have costly health and financial consequences. A professional carpet cleaning service will know how to safely handle existing mold and prevent it from growing in the future.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach proudly provides a 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 original form. Call (904) 429-4457 today to speak with their staff and visit their website and Facebook page for a comprehensive breakdown of their services.

Who are you gonna call? Ghost Busters? Mold Remediation...

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Who are you gonna call?  Ghost Busters?  Mold Remediation... Mold Remediation-St. Augustine

When St Augustine Beach home failed home inspection this long time resident did not know whom to turn to. Small crawl space, even smaller opening, external mold, sandy and tough to navigate conditions. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach delivered yet again. Our state of the art of equipment, training, experience, logistical capabilities facilitated in making the crawl space mold free. Ghost Busters is  another restoration companies out of Jacksonville who only exploit St Augustine market for lucrative water jobs, we are changing the game.  Our goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened."  Please feel free to call us about all of our services 904-429-4457.  SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company that takes on any job! 

4 Reasons Why Water Damage Is Dangerous to Your Home & Health

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 4 Reasons Why Water Damage Is Dangerous to Your Home & Health Water Damage

Whether your home has experienced water damage from a flood, leaky appliance, or a burst pipe, it can cause a considerable amount of structural damage. This can also lead to certain health risks if it’s not addressed immediately. The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, located in Florida, discusses why water damage can be dangerous.

Why Water Damage Is a Hazard

1. Encourages Pest Infestations

Many types of bugs are attracted to moist environments, including cockroaches and termites. These pests leave bacteria, parasites, and pathogens, all of which can negatively affect your health. If you have water leaks, you should get them fixed as soon as possible to discourage infestations.

2. Causes Hidden Mold Growth

Even minor water damage can cause mold to grow in your home. Spores travel through the air and can become lodged in ducts, making it easy for them to reach many areas of the house. Exposure to mold can cause serious health risks, including skin rashes, asthma, and respiratory and sinus infections. A mold remediation team can assess the damage in your home.

3. Rots Wood

Water intrusion can cause structural issues in the wood framing of your house. When there is enough moisture in the wood, fungi that are usually present in the lumber start digesting sugars and proteins in the wood fiber. Wood rot can destroy the strength of the lumber, causing extensive damage to your home.

4. Degrades Wiring

Water damage to your household wiring, whether from a plumbing malfunction or dirty floodwater, can make it unsafe to use power in your home. Since water is an excellent conductor of electricity, it’s important to have the wiring tested by a professional. Moisture can corrode the metal parts and degrade the wiring insulation, which increases the fire risk.

The experienced team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach provides 24-hour emergency service when you need emergency cleaning and help repairing water damage. Give them a call at (904) 429-4457. You can also visit them online to learn more about their mold remediation services.

5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes SERVPRO's trucks out on a large water loss in St Augustine. Local business was in desperate need while receiving inches and inches of water.

A leak anywhere in your home might be barely perceptible until it causes copious amounts of water damage. It’s important to address the issue as soon as you find it to avoid mold, structural issues, and safety concerns. To locate the source of the leak, it helps to know the most likely causes. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in St. Johns County, FL, lists the top five events that cause water damage in the home.

The Top Incidents That Cause Water Damage

1. Damaged Appliances

Failing appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines, can leak substantial amounts of water at once. Washing machines might overflow from too much pressure on supply lines, while the pipes of old refrigerators may deteriorate and crack. Thankfully, these leaks are relatively easy to pinpoint.

2. Clogged HVAC Unit

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems require regular maintenance. When your AC pulls humidity from the air, the moisture collects in a drain pan and travels down a condensate line. Sludge, mold, and dirt can clog that line and cause water damage.

3. Plumbing Problems

From running toilets to leaking sinks, plumbing issues can become expensive and cause massive amounts of damage if it’s not handled quickly. Though it may start off small, a sudden burst pipe could be disastrous. Listen to make sure your toilet stops running after each flush and check for moisture around the pipes under your sink periodically.

4. Backed Up Sewers

Home sewage backup and flooding is sometimes unpreventable, as it is often caused by heavy rains, damage from tree roots, and collapsed lines. Sewer line leakage presents a toxic biohazard to your home that will require a professional fix and cleaning job. Never try to treat sewage flooding yourself.

5. A Leaking Roof

By the time you notice a leaky roof, you may already be looking at some extensive water damage in your attic and ceiling. If your ceiling only drips when it’s raining out, your roof is the most likely culprit. Continued leaking can ruin the structural integrity of your attic and ceiling and lead to wood rot, mold, and collapse. Have your roof fixed as soon as you notice the leak and see that the water damage is attended to immediately.

If your home has suffered from a bad leak, the cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can help you recover. Their highly trained staff members will personally come to your home to assess the damage, then offer you the best solution. From simple water extractions to dangerous biohazard cleanup, this local cleaning service can handle any problems caused by water damage. Call (904) 429-4457 or visit their website to learn more about their repair and restoration process.

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire Emergency Cleaning Services

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

After a fire, flood, or other storm damage, the next task you’ll be faced with is how to get your property back to normal. With emergency cleaning services, you won’t be tasked with taking care of this disaster alone. Here’s why you should hire a team of residential or commercial restoration experts to help your property look like new again.

Why You Need to Hire Emergency Cleaning Services

1. Own the Right Tools

Do you know what cleaning solutions are best for smoke damage, or which equipment can siphon the water out of your furniture? An emergency cleaning services team does. When you hire these experts, you won’t need to worry about what products or equipment to buy. This saves you both money and time.

2. Prevent Future Mold Damage

Did you know that mold spores can begin spreading in as little as 48 hours? Mold growth is a major risk in homes and businesses that have recently experienced a flood. These spores are known to cause allergy symptoms, as well as damage your property and belongings. Emergency cleaning services will begin tackling water damage right away, using the proper mold remediation techniques to keep growths at bay.

3. Assist With Insurance Claims

A reputable emergency cleaning service will have experience working with insurance companies. They can handle communications with your provider, including processing paperwork and overseeing your claim. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to begin getting your life back to normal.

In the aftermath of a storm, plumbing malfunction, or sewer breakage, the last thing you want to worry about is cleanup. Leave the hard work to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida. This company specializes in cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties. Call (904) 429-4457 today to schedule an appointment. For more information about their emergency cleaning services, visit them online.

Restoration Education Video Series

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Education Video Series Our staff hosted a fundraiser with donations totaling $1,500 to contribute to families who lost their homes during Hurricane Irma

YouTube SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach

Did you know that SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has one of the most watched YouTube Channels of any SERVPRO Franchise?

In our new video series titled "restoration education," we teach you quick tips on how to proceed following a disaster. We also teach you basic information about why using a professional restoration company is so important following a fire or flood.

Take a moment to check out our YouTube Channel to see everything that SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine has to offer! As always, our team members are standing by to assist you in your time of need. We provide free written estimates and we will gladly assist you through the insurance process to make your life easy!

Call us today at 904-429-4457 with any questions about fire, flood, mold, biohazard removal, or commercial cleaning!

The Importance of a Clean Crawlspace

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Importance of a Clean Crawlspace freshly cleaned crawlspace being prepared for encapsulation

Did you know that roughly 40% of the air in your home comes through your homes crawlspace? Contaminated, dirty, or poorly insulated crawlspaces can negatively affect the air quality in your home.

Since crawlspaces are prone to moisture they act as a breeding ground for mold and insects. Your air conditioner can potentially transfer this dirty air into your home. Following a flood, you should always have your crawlspace inspected by the industry leading professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. Grossly contaminated water can negatively impact the health of your family who may have asthma or immune system issues.

Our friends at Bug Away in St. Augustine help us to keep crawlspaces free of rodents, termites, and other pests, and our team of #local restoration experts can help eliminate the mold that may be affecting your indoor air quality.

Encapsulating your crawl space creates a moisture-proof barrier which helps to increase indoor air quality and will contribute to longevity of the homes HVAC system.

If you have questions about your crawlspace, call our experts at 904-429-4457 to see how we can help!

5 Common Questions About Home Restoration Insurance Claims

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Common Questions About Home Restoration Insurance Claims If you see our #minicooper around town make sure to snap a picture and post it on social media for a chance to win cool prizes!

Whether your home is damaged by a flood or a fire, getting things back to the way they were can take time—and money. However, when you have the support of your home insurance policy and a trusted restoration company, you can save yourself from the heavy stress and high expenses that are associated with water and fire damage repairs. Since navigating restoration insurance claims can be complex, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida answers a few common questions homeowners have about the process.  

5 FAQs About Using Home Insurance for Water & Fire Damage Repairs

Will Water & Fire Damage Repairs Be Covered By My Policy?

Technically, most home insurance providers cover restoration work related to fire and water damage. However, this damage typically has to be connected to an event that is covered by your policy—also known as a “peril.” For instance, plumbing emergencies and electrical fires may be acceptable perils, but floods may require additional coverage.

Will Putting Off Repairs Affect My Insurance Policy?

In some cases, fire and water damage may seem minor enough to put off repairs. But, if more damage occurs as a result of negligence, your insurance company may not cover those future claims. By staying proactive and making repairs as soon as possible, you can protect yourself against denied claims down the road.

Should I Call My Insurance Company Before the Restoration Company?

When you have a water and fire damage repair company in mind, it is often best to call them before reaching out to your insurance provider. These professionals will fully document the damage, making it easier to file an accurate claim. They will also provide the proactive care to keep your home safe, as well as prevent further damage.

Can I Choose My Own Restoration Provider?

If you do call your insurance provider first, they may recommend a company for your home repairs. While it’s perfectly acceptable to use these references, it is not required. In fact, it is your right as a policyholder to choose who repairs your property.

When Should I Pay Out-of-Pocket?

If your insurance deductible is higher than the cost of the repairs, it is generally best to pay out-of-pocket. In these instances, you would have been required to pay the whole price anyway without any coverage from your provider. However, many water and fire restoration jobs will exceed the cost of the deductible.

In a perfect world, homeowners would always be able to avoid these situations—but accidents still happen. Fortunately, it’s easy to stay prepared when you have SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at your side. Providing everything from mold remediation to fire damage repairs, this restoration company will ensure you receive fast, expert care. Visit them online to learn more about their services or call (904) 429-4457 to request 24/7 emergency assistance.

Meet the Newest Member of our Team!

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Meet the Newest Member of our Team! Introducing the Phantom 4 Aerial Drone!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team.. The Phantom 4 Aerial Drone by #DJI.

This state of the art drone can provide us aerial footage of affected areas that can't be accessed easily by foot. Roof inspections? No problem! The Phantom 4 Drone can fly consecutively for 30 minutes, covering a distance over 3 miles!

The Phantom 4 also features stability sensors that offer obstacle avoidance, automatic braking, and a "return home" feature when the battery is dying, making this one of the safest drones on the market. Additionally, the camera also features a stabilizer, ensuring the highest quality 4k image and video resolution!

With the Phantom 4 joining our team, we are capable of assessing any situation you may encounter, regardless of tough terrain! Call us at 904-429-4457 for more information about free drone estimates!

SERVPRO Offers Environmentally Friendly Chemicals!

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Offers Environmentally Friendly Chemicals! SERVPRO now offers environmentally friendly chemical solutions!

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 www.SERVPROgreaterstaugustine.com 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.

Mold Free is the Way to be!

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Free is the Way to be! In the photo you can see the coquina covered in mold, and the drywall next to it trapping moisture inside

A local beachfront building managed by the St. Johns Cultural Center suffered water damage during Hurricane Irma. The building has an exterior made of coquina which made the building especially challenging to return to dry standard. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine was hired to overcome the challenges presented by this historic building.

Our expert restoration teams arrived on site and quickly determined the facility had accumulated years of water damage, most recently during Hurricane Matthew. The building had never been properly mitigated, and it was determined that mold was present throughout the entire facility.

Over 5,000 square feet of space was affected, and our partners at H2H quickly wrote a mold protocol for us to use in the process of mold removal. All drywall, flooring, baseboard, and other affected materials were removed from the building before our teams placed drying equipment in the facility. The mold protocol helped SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach to remove all of the mold in the building. The building passed the mold post test on the first try!

Despite difficult conditions, our teams were able to overcome the odds to ensure the tenants of the building will have a facility that is safe for many years to come!

The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew Biohazard crews are extremely important for restoration work!

The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Cleanup Crew - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach - St. Augustine | NearSay

Biohazard cleanup crews are extensively trained to handle the decontamination process of your home or business in the aftermath of many biohazard situations. Common scenarios that warrant a professional restoration include sewage backups, chemical spills, blood pathogens and methamphetamine labs.

When your property has been exposed to biological and chemical contaminants, your health is at risk. These situations all leave harmful residues behind, including bodily fluids, such as blood, medical waste, and microorganisms that can harbor viruses and toxins. When not handled quickly, these biohazard materials can rapidly spread infection and disease.

These situations should be considered emergencies that are best left to a biohazard cleanup crew. Biohazard materials can be dangerous if handled without proper training, equipment, and protection. Emergency cleaning services know how to remove these materials effectively while containing the potential spread of sickness.

If you are dealing with a crime scene, this is another reason to leave the job to a biohazard cleanup crew. These professionals are trained to cooperate with law enforcement in the aftermath of a crime. If you attempt to handle the process yourself, you pose the risk of hindering an investigation through cross-contamination or otherwise meddling with evidence.

These professionals also ensure that your property is thoroughly sanitized, even when everything looks clean. Proper sterilization will make your home or business safe again, and biohazard cleanup crews have access to commercial-grade equipment and disinfectants that you wouldn’t.

If you have recently been involved in a biohazard scenario, call the commercial restoration experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. Their biohazard cleanup crew specializes in cleanup and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties. Each employee is thoroughly trained at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, meaning that they have the skills and knowledge to handle everything from mold remediation and emergency cleaning services to storm damage restoration and water extraction in the aftermath of a flood. Learn more about their disaster recovery team online or by giving them a call today at (904) 429-4457.

SERVPRO Press Release

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Press Release SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is the #LOCAL choice for all restoration needs!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SERVPRO® of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach Extends PGA Tour Sponsorship through 2020.

 (Grassroots Newswire) —SERVPRO has extended their sponsorship with the PGA Tour through the 2020 season, retaining their designation as the official cleanup and restoration company of both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour according to local entrepreneur David Shirazyan, owner of SERVPRO® of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach.

SERVPRO’s first event of the 2018 PGA Tour season tees up this week with the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. “We are proud, both personally and as a part of the SERVPRO family, to be associated with the prestigious and well-respected PGA Tour.”  “This sponsorship allows us to showcase our capabilities not only to the communities where PGA events are held, but also to the huge television and online audience that follows the Tour.

Both individual property owners and commercial facility owners will have the opportunity to learn about SERVPRO and the services offered as they enjoy watching the world’s best players compete on the world’s most beautiful golf courses.” Sue Steen, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., Chief Executive Officer, reveals that SERVPRO will have a presence at several PGA Tour tournaments in 2018, including The Players Championship and The TOUR Championship. “In addition, we plan to be involved with First Responder events throughout the PGA Tour year,” said Steen. “SERVPRO is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, but each SERVPRO Franchise is a local business, operated by a local business person with ties to the community he or she serves,” says Steen. “The wide and growing audience the PGA Tour commands will learn a SERVPRO professional is available in their local community, ready to respond at a moment’s notice if things go wrong at their home or business.”

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, please contact Brenna at 904-429-4457. About SERVPRO® Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

Water Heater Safety

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Heater Safety Water heater failure is costly and time consuming. Take these simple steps to protect your home!

Water heater failure causes fires and flooding all across the world. Water heater routine maintenance can help you avoid the catastrophe the occurs when a water heater fails. Nationwide insurance recently offered some tips about water heater safety that we would like to share with you.

Pulling up on the handle to make sure water flows freely out, and stops when you let go of the handle. If it does nothing or runs or drips, then the valve should be replaced.

 Strapping your water heater is a good idea, even if you live outside an earthquake zone. If your water heater were to fall over for any reason, it could sever the gas line and cause an explosion.

Flushing the hot water heater through the drain valve at least once a year to remove sediment buildup. You should have a drain line, usually to within about 6 inches of the floor, or plumbed outside. This is to prevent you from being scalded if the valve should open while you’re standing next to it.

Remove paper, accumulated dust or other combustibles from the heater enclosure.

Extinguish the pilot light before using flammable liquids or setting off aerosol bug bombs.

If the device is in the garage, raise it so the pilot light is 18 inches above the floor. This helps prevent ignition of gasoline vapors that collect near the floor.

Consider installing an automatic gas-shutoff valve which stops the flow of gas if the ground moves or if gas flow increases dramatically. The valve, which costs around $300, prevents fires when a gas line breaks due to flood, earthquake or other disaster.

You may also want to insulate the first 6 feet of the hot water pipe and the first 3 feet of the cold water pipe that extends from your hot water tank. Insulating the hot water pipe reduces heat loss and insulating the cold water pipe reduces “sweating” in the summer. You can find pipe wrap insulation for this purpose in most hardware stores.

Do not use pipe wrap or any other insulation within 6 inches of the draft hood or flue exhaust vent at the top of the natural gas water heater.

Your One Stop Shop For #Local Restoration!

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your One Stop Shop For #Local Restoration! The self-cleaning feature on this oven caused a fire in a Vilano Beach residence

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach works hard to ensure that our clients are treated with the utmost compassion after suffering a loss.

Fire, flood, and mold damage disrupt your life and often displace you from your home. SERVPRO is here to make your life easier.

Fire, flood, and mold damage requires affected materials to be removed. When our team removes baseboard, drywall, popcorn ceiling (etc), we treat the damage using proper restoration techniques to ensure that the damage will be eliminated without spreading.

Once the damage is mitigated, our construction crews go back in and replace the baseboards, drywall, popcorn ceiling, etc. When we start a project, we make sure to return your home back to its original state before we depart. Our teams offer full build back services for buildings that require partial demolition.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has done emergency service work for cars, buses, RV's, boats, small homes, mansions, hotels, warehouses and many more. Our wide array of services makes us the obvious choice for all your #local restoration needs!

We’re locally owner and operated in St. Augustine, and we love to help our community. Our insurance estimates are always FREE, and our teams are standing by 24/7 to assist in your time of need.

Emergency Service Work Within 1 Hour of Loss

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

General Emergency Service Work Within 1 Hour of Loss This damaged ceiling filled the house with water. We were able to assist before the insurance company arrived, saving the insured thousands!

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 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!

Top 5 Mold Remediation Tips

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Top 5 Mold Remediation Tips Our mold defending Mini Cooper out and about in the Ancient City!

Mold isn’t something to take lightly. If you and your family are exposed to this fungus, it can result in many different health effects, including coughing, eye irritation, and skin irritation. That’s why it’s important to prevent it and take immediate action when you do encounter mold. The professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach offer the following mold remediation tips.

The Top 5 Mold Remediation Tips

1. Educate Yourself

The first step to keeping mold away is learning more about moisture. After all, mold growth results from a water or moisture problem. Once you find out how moisture gets into a home, identify the moisture sources in your house and use it to discover mold. 

2. Determine the Severity

It’s important to figure out just how bad the mold situation in your home is. Once you know the extent of the mold contamination in your house, it will be easier to establish the appropriate remediation plan. 

3. Record the Mold Issue

To help mold cleaning experts develop the proper remediation strategy, take photos and video recordings of the mold and describe its presence in writing. The professionals will use the documentation to determine who will oversee the remediation, if testing needs to be done, and if residents have to stay somewhere else during the cleanup.

4. Remove Mold

Remediation involves several steps, including correcting the moisture problem, blocking off the contaminated area, getting rid of mold-infected materials, cleaning surfaces, and performing a visibility test. This can be quite complex and dangerous, so it’s best to hire a professional cleanup and restoration company.

5. Assess the Remediation Plan

The last thing you must do is determine if the remediation was successful. Recheck every area of your house for mold and water damage, including behind the walls. If you don’t see visible signs of mold or notice any strange smells, there’s a good chance the remediation plan achieved its goal.

If you need to schedule mold remediation, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457. They specialize in both residential and commercial remediation services. 

Indoor Air Quality

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Indoor Air Quality This is what the coils look like on an A/C unit that has not been properly maintained. You don't want to breathe that in!

Did you know that maintaining proper air flow throughout your home or business can help keep mold from growing? 

Having your A/C unit serviced twice a year helps keep air circulating properly throughout the building. Increased quality with indoor airflow will help cut down on microbial particles in the air, which will help fight against allergies, asthma, COPD, and many other health conditions.

Additionally, Routine maintenance will save you time and money, both in the short term and long term.

Short term, your A/C unit will function more efficiently which will save you money on your monthly utilities. Changing your filters monthly significantly cuts down the amount of work required to service your A/C unit.

Long term, having your A/C unit serviced regularly will increase the life expectancy of the unit. Trust us when we say it is much cheaper to maintain the unit over time than it is to replace it!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach always uses licensed and insured Air conditioning professionals when we subcontract A/C maintenance and duct cleaning. Don't take shortcuts with your maintenance!

Space Heater Safety Reminder

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Space Heater Safety Reminder The #Local apartment fire was caused due to a space heater over heating from improper refueling.

A #local St. Augustine apartment fell victim to a fire started by a kerosene powered space heater. While this is an isolated incident, we wanted to take a moment to give you some safety tips regarding space heaters. 

Space heaters that require fuel should be handled and used with extreme caution. While fuel powered space heaters are more efficient at heating a large space, there are certain things you must do to protect yourself from a potential fire. 

Never (ever) leave space heaters running without supervision. It's understandable that you don't want to come home to a cold house, but leaving a space heater running with no one around is extremely dangerous.Space heaters may overheat which could ignite the fuel and cause a fire.

Here are some helpful tips to keep your home safe:

1: Always make sure the space heater is turned off before refueling

2: Remove the space heater from the residence before refueling. Never refuel inside the house!

3: Allow the space heater adequate time to cool down. Refueling a space heater while it is still hot can cause an explosion. If you spill gas onto one of the hot parts of the space heater, it could easily ignite.

4: Make sure to check if the space heater you are using is approved for indoor use. Most fuel powered space heaters are designed for outdoor use only!

5: Always be sure to double check that your home fire extinguishers are charged and that the expiration date has not passed.

6: Do not place space heaters on carpets or other flammable fabrics. Make sure the space heater is not in a confined space where it may overheat

7: Electric space heaters should never be plugged in if the room is damp. Humid air can caused the space heater to short, leading to an electrical fire.

8: Always make sure that electric space heaters are plugged into an outlet. Extension cords increase the risk of shorting.

9: Before purchasing any space heater, make sure that the space heater has passed safety tests in the United States. The easiest way to tell is to check for an Underwriters Laboratory Label (UL).

Be safe, St. Augustine friends! 

Crawlspace Concerns? Yes, We do that!

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Crawlspace Concerns? Yes, We do that! This home has no vapor barrier, exposed insulation, and multiple other threats to the home!

Homes that are elevated usually feature a small crawlspace under the home. In most cases, these crawlspaces are heavily neglected for a number a reasons. Most people don't have the desire to crawl in the dark, wet, and cramped spaces underneath their home to provide routine maintenance. That's where your #LOCAL SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach comes in!

Here are a few things that we want you to know about your crawlspace:

Your crawlspace should always feature a vapor barrier. A properly installed vapor barrier can help eliminate moisture build up, which will help defend against mold.

Ductwork, plumbing pipes, and electric wiring run underneath your house in the crawlspace. In order for your home to operate efficiently, ductwork should be protected by insulation, electrical wires should be covered with protective plastic, and pipes should be insulated to avoid the drastic temperature changes that occur in the crawlspace. Pesky critters also lurk in crawl spaces, and having your pipes, wires, and ductwork covered will help eliminate damage.

Pro Tip: Installing a Sub Pump in your crawl space will help to eliminate standing water. Standing water is the number one threat to the integrity of your home.

If you have questions about your crawlspace, call us today for a free evaluation!

Mold in the Cold

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the Cold Mold took over this utility room in the winter due to the warm and humid conditions

There is a common misconception that mold only grows in the warmer months. The truth is that mold doesn't discriminate based on the climate. Mold has the potential to grow year round, and SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is here to help you avoid mold this winter.

Here are some ways that winter mold invades your home or business:

  • Cranking up the heat in your home traps the warm air inside with no ventilation. Condensation builds up moisture and affects the relative humidity level. If the weather permits, consider cracking a window for a small amount of time to allow stale air to escape. 
  • Remove your shoes before entering your home. Dead plants and leaves are a source of heat on the ground and have the potential to release mold spores. Wet shoes in the winter will also release moisture into your carpets. Moisture entering a warm building with poor air flow can cause mold to grow.
  • Make sure the windows and doors in your home are properly sealed to avoid moisture entering your home.

If you have concerns about mold growth in your home, please contact us at 904-429-4457 for a free inspection.

SERVPRO's Fleet Can Handle Anything!

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO's Fleet Can Handle Anything! Before and after shots of our newest vehicle, the NV200

Did you know that our #local SERVPRO Franchise now has 10 emergency service vehicles! We have a vehicle for every situation, and we are truly faster to any size disaster!

Our newest vehicle is a SERVPRO green NV200, capable of hauling up to 10 dehumidifiers and 15 air movers, plus 2 members of our emergency response team!

We also have 5 full size pick up trucks used for insurance estimates, general transportation, debris hauling, and equipment transportation.

Our largest vehicle is a 16 foot box truck that is used on our large commercial jobs for our #local clients.

Our Promaster van features a built in truck mount for immediate on-site emergency water extraction. The truck mount also handles our residential cleaning projects.

Our other trucks and vans are used by our construction department, operating under our fully licensed general contractor. These vehicles all have the capability to haul our 14 foot trailer that is loaded with tools to tackle any size construction project.

It is our privilege to serve our #local community, and we wish you all a very happy holiday season!

End of the Year Franchise Update

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial End of the Year Franchise Update Hurricane Irma was so large that it covered the entire state of Florida!

2017 has been an amazing year for SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, but it did not come without its difficult times. St. Augustine was devastated by a hurricane for the second time in two years.

Our staff works 12+ hour days for a month straight, doing everything we can to help our local community get back to their normal lives. The whole city was pushed to its limits, and once again we all rallied together to get through tough times.

Our community came together in December to celebrate the end of the year, and thanks to many of our amazing friends in St. Augustine, we were able to raise $1,500 to donate to the St. Johns Housing Partnership. 

Our Franchise now features a fleet of 10 vehicles, all capable of responding to any size disaster! 

Next year we will continue to grow, but we could not do it without the love and support of loyal customers. Thank you all for the support throughout 2017, and we look forward to many more years of service to our awesome #local community!

Replacing Your Floors? Consider the following:

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Replacing Your Floors? Consider the following: Photos of a home after the floors were removed due to hurricane flooding. The owner replaced the floors with tile to avoid this in the future!

St. Augustine residents have now been forced to overcome the troubling outcome of two hurricanes in the past year. Many of our clients from Hurricane Matthew became repeat customers after Hurricane Irma.

Residents who have homes in low lying areas and are prone to flooding are left with little options to protect their residence from flooding in the event of another hurricane. Raising the house to be higher above sea level is expensive and time consuming.

When a home floods from a hurricane, the water is considered to be grossly contaminated. Anything porous that the water touches is considered compromised and should be removed. This includes laminate flooring, carpet, carpet pad, etc.

One step that homeowners are taking in the second rebuilding process is to add tile floors throughout the entire house. Tile is not a porous material, and does not have to be removed after a floor. While the installation of tile is more pricey, it offers one less thing to worry about after a hurricane.

Since tile is bonded directly to the concrete, water does not penetrate its surface. This allows SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach to finish the process of restoring your home in less time!

For other small hurricane recovery tips, please visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g3h9XIqMnWVp_HKsA5G1w

SERVPRO Charity Fundraiser

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Charity Fundraiser Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Our annual charity fundraiser this year was a huge success, thanks to all of the amazing #local businesses who contributed with donations. Our SERVPRO franchise was able to donate $1,500 to the St. Johns Housing Partnership to help displaced families in St. Augustine.

Our goal as restoration professionals is to assist our community in their time of need. St. Johns Housing Partnership shares this goal, and we thank Bill Lazar and his staff for all their contributions to our community!

This event would not have been possible without the generosity of the following businesses:

  • Re/Max 100 Realty
  • FBT Mortgage
  • Pure Energy Electric
  • 123 Burger House
  • Carmelos Pizza
  • The Tringali Barn
  • Madi Rum
  • Prohibition Kitchen
  • Chianti Room
  • St. Augustine Beaches News Journal
  • Timeshare Title
  • Full Circle Moving
  • Wellness with Anne Andrews
  • Flavors Eatery
  • Scarlett O'Hara's
  • Hoptinger
  • Ripleys Believe it or Not
  • Carrera Wine Cellar
  • Guy Harvey Outpost Resort
  • Partel & Sons Construction

Choosing a professional restoration team is ALWAYS important!

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Choosing a professional restoration team is ALWAYS important! Our teams work 24/7 to restore your home or business after a disaster! Choose a professional!

Disasters happen every single day. They can strike without warning to anybody, anywhere, and at any time. The initial devastation of a flood, fire, or storm can be overwhelming. But there are lingering effects, too, such as water damage, mold, or soot contamination. That’s why emergency cleaning services are so essential after a disaster.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida has been helping families recover from disasters since 1967. They’ve witnessed first-hand the havoc that fires, floods, and other disasters can wreck on residences and businesses. But they also have the expertise to mitigate the damage and restore your home.

Floods and water damage can leave your place a mess; however, tidying things up is only part of the problem. To avoid mold damage—caused by excessive moisture exposure—it is essential to have your place cleaned by a team of professionals. 

Mold contamination is certain following water damage, though it can go undetected for years. It poses significant health risks to your family, as well as a long-term hazard to your property and its value. A professional emergency cleaning service has the expertise and equipment to mitigate mold damage.

Likewise, recovering from a fire poses numerous challenges as well. Smoke contamination can make a residence uninhabitable. Scrubbing walls and removing soot and ash is a job best handled by highly trained teams with the latest emergency cleaning service equipment.

Surviving a disaster is physically and emotionally draining. The post-disaster cleanup phase can be incredibly demanding too. It’s a job best left to the professionals who have the experience, know-how, and tools to get it done right. To learn more about emergency cleaning services, please call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. You can reach us 24/7 at (904) 429-4457 or visit us online.

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips!

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips! Kitchen fire in St. Augustine, FL. Don't cook unattended and always remember to call SERVPRO when disaster strikes!

Thanksgiving is a time to relax and celebrate with family, but we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to exercise caution while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Statistically, fire departments respond to more residential fire calls on Thanksgiving day than any other day of the year.

Every year, 2,100 residential structures catch fire on Thanksgiving, resulting in 10 deaths, 50 serious injuries, and $28 million dollars in damage. Here are some simple steps that you can take to avoid disaster on your day of relaxation and celebration:

  • Don’t leave food unattended while cooking
  • Check all smoke detectors before beginning Thanksgiving dinner preparation
  • Keep children and pets away from the kitchen
  • Keep the kitchen floors unobstructed to avoid tripping
  • Don’t use any electrical appliances that have damaged or severed cords (use this as an opportunity to treat yourself to some new kitchen toys!)
  • Avoid using deep fryers (even in the back yard, the NFPA discourages ALL use of fryers)

As always, our crews are on call 24/7 365 days of the year, should disaster strike. Please take note of the steps above to protect your home and your family! Relax, kick back, enjoy some football, and give thanks!

On this Thanksgiving, we feel especially thankful for all of YOU, our loyal clients! Thank you for helping to make SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach your local choice for all of St. Augustine’s restoration needs!

Nights of Lights in Downtown St. Augustine

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Nights of Lights in Downtown St. Augustine #local #nightsoflights #top10

This Saturday (11/19) will be the annual celebration for the Nights of Lights in downtown historic St. Augustine. Voted one of the worlds top 10 holiday lighting displays, you won't want to miss the celebration taking place in the plaza on King Street.

The party begins at 4:30pm and will feature live music, food, and fun, ultimately ending the night with over 1 millions holiday lights illuminating the streets in downtown.

The following tours offer one of the best way to see the city from a unique perspective, and will be available for booking until January, 2018

Happy Veterans Day!

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Happy Veterans Day! Support your veterans!

November 11th 1919 marked the end of World War I. Originally know as Armistice Day, Veterans Day was established as a national holiday in 1938. Every year on November 11th we proudly pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country!

We proudly employ multiple veterans here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all of our service men and women, and to their families, for the sacrifices you have all made for our country. Our community is thankful for all you do.

Take some time this Saturday to thank a Veteran and please consider making a donation to the Fisher House Foundation

https://www.fisherhouse.org/

SERVPRO Sponsors Firefighters for Families

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Sponsors Firefighters for Families When: November 18th Where: Back 40 Café A1A Time: 1:00-4:00pm Charity: Firefighters for Families

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine loves its #local community in the nation’s oldest city! We are dedicated to supporting any local business, and we strive to give back to community whenever possible. St. Augustine is supported by many public servants who work hard to keep our city safe, and we want to help celebrate and recognize those men and women.

On November 18th, Firefighters for Families will be hosting a firefighter appreciation event at The Back 40 on A1A in St. Augustine Beach from 1:00-4:00pm. This awesome event will feature free Tacos for firefighters, $1 beers for all, live music, and a bounce house for the kids! Come out to show your appreciation to our awesome local firefighters and their families.

If your business would like to sign up to be a sponsor, or make a donation to Firefighters for Families, Please Contact Cam Robinson (Realtor at Keller Williams) at 904-679-9979. We look forward to seeing you all at this awesome event!

October is Fire Safety Month!

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage October is Fire Safety Month! Fire in Mandarin, FL. The damage for this house was able to be remediated by our expert teams!

October is National Fire Safety Month in the United States, and our local team here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach wanted to offer you a few safety tips. Most fire safety may seem like common sense, but there a lot of things that cause fires that we rarely think about.

1: Since 1974 the National Electrical code has required 15 changes in code. If your homes electrical has not been inspected in recent years, you should strongly consider contacting an electrician!

2: 50% of electrical fires are caused by faulty ACFI Breakers and Outlets. Consult an electrician for more safety information regarding electrical fires.

3: Extension cords cause 3,300 fires annually in the United States. Never use extension cords with severing or tearing. If you use extension cords throughout your home, consider having additional outlets installed. Outlet installation is cheaper than fire remediation!

4: Faulty smoke detectors in homes are the leading cause of residential fire deaths. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, batteries should be checked monthly and replaced every year.

In addition to these lesser known fire prevention methods, be sure to always let common sense prevail. Never cook unattended, don't run self-cleaning ovens over night, keep a fire extinguisher readily accessible, and remain calm in the event a fire does start.

Stay safe, St. Augustine!

#Staugustinestrong

Mold Damage in the Nation's Oldest City

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in the Nation's Oldest City 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 the only SERVPRO located in the nation’s oldest city, and we are here to help 24/7. No job is too big or too small!

St. Augustine After Hurricane Irma

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage St. Augustine After Hurricane Irma Our SERVPRO bus hanging out at The Players Championship Golf Tournament In Ponte Vedra, FL.

Over the last two weeks, St. Augustine residents have been living in a mild state of déjà vu. Just a mere ten months after Hurricane Matthew devastated Florida’s First Coast, Irma followed in its wake, leaving another trail of destruction.

Our teams here at SERVPRO were standing by ready to assist, and as soon as the roads cleared our teams dispatched to help our city recover. In less than two weeks, we have helped to remediate countless businesses and residences. While we’re exhausted, we won’t rest until our city has recovered from this tragedy.

Calling SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine guarantees you three things:

  • All work is performed by licensed, insured, and highly trained technicians.
  • SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine guarantees all of our work 100%
  • We work for you! Our skilled staff will assist you every step of the way

Our list of people needing help is still growing, and our production teams have been working around the clock to assist as many people as possible. Our corporate storm teams have now entered the area and are standing by to assist our local franchise. If you are in need of remediation for your home or business, please call 904-429-4457. Our local franchise can help put you in touch with a storm team if we are unable to assist you

Is Flood Water Dangerous? YES!

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Flood Water Dangerous? YES! All items featured in the photo would need to be removed in the event of Category 3 water intrusion

If your home or business was the victim of flooding from Hurricane Irma, remediation should be considered immediately. Water is classified into 3 distinct categories. Category 1 water is considered sanitary water, coming from the sink, toilet tank, water fountain etc.

Category 2 water (previously referred to as “Grey Water”) comes from dishwashers, washing machines, and small toilet overflows that don’t contain feces. Any water that passes through multiple materials (Ex: water overflowing from the washing machine, into the carpet, and into the carpet pad) is considered category 2 water and is harmful if ingested.

Category 3 water is the most serious form of water intrusion, as it is considered grossly contaminated. Previously known as “Black water,” category 3 flooding is most often caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes. The water that enters a building from a hurricane potentially contains sewer backup, contaminates from rivers, ponds and streams, and other stagnant liquids containing bacterial growth.

Proper remediation requires removal of all contents that the category 3 water has the ability to infect. Cabinets, laminate flooring, drywall, baseboards and other porous materials should be removed within 72 hours to prevent further contamination. Failure to remove items affected by category 3 water poses threats of serious illness and will compromise the integrity of all items in the immediate area.

If your home or business flooded during Hurricane Irma, please contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach immediately for a free consultation and estimate. Our office staff is standing by at 904-429-4457 to assist you in your time of need.

Why You Should Clean Up Water Damage From Your Carpet Fast.

9/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You Should Clean Up Water Damage From Your Carpet Fast. SERVPRO's crew is getting a quick refresher on carpet restoration and extraction to ensure quality.

Summer means rain in Florida, and St. Augustine residents know hurricane season lasts until November. Downpours can cause water damage to the carpeting in your home or business, and it’s important to act immediately after flooding occurs to salvage its appearance and condition.

Here are three reasons to tackle carpet cleaning right away when your home has sustained water damage:

  • Avoid Long-Term Structural Damage: Water can be a threat to your carpet’s structural integrity, and excessive exposure to moisture is damaging. It’s important to act quickly to minimize the amount of time water has to soak into the rug, increasing your chances of salvaging it.
  • Prevent Mold & Mildew: When flooding occurs, carpet padding acts like a sponge to absorb water. When this moisture sits for too long, mold and mildew can develop in this padding and the rug above it. Not only are these spores harmful to the appearance and condition of your flooring, but they also impact your health. Preventing these growths from occurring is the best way to maintain air quality and reduce allergens.
  • Skip Drywall Replacement: It’s not just your carpet that’s affected by water damage. Moisture that isn’t removed from the floor can run up the walls and soak into the sheet rock. Drywall is porous, and mold cannot be properly cleaned once it forms. The only solution is to cut away the drywall at least 30 cm. above where it got wet. This is a pricey repair, but it can be avoided if water damage is removed quickly from rugs and flooring.

If your carpets are looking worse for wear after a flood, call the pros at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. As the premier water damage restorer in the area, this company specializes in storm damage restoration and water extraction. Learn more about the carpet cleaning services available for residential and commercial clients online or by calling (904) 429-4457.

SERVPRO Partners With the Red Cross

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Partners With the Red Cross Please donate to help those in need. Texas has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and they need your help!

Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters — the majority of which are home fires. Whether a disaster impacts a single family or a hundred, the Red Cross is there when people need our help the most. The Red Cross doesn’t just help families recover from disaster; they also prepare communities before home fires strike. Believe it or not, home fires kill more Americans than all other disasters combined. The Red Cross is working to prevent these needless losses through the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

 

Join SERVPRO Industries in support of the American Red Cross by making a gift to support Home Fire Relief. Your gift to Home Fire Relief will support communities like ours nationwide by providing families and communities with the lifesaving tools and information they need to prevent and prepare for home fires, as well as offer critical recovery services to those impacted by home fires. Together, we can better prepare our community for home fires and support families who experience them. Thank you in advance for your support.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/SERVPROindustries-pub

Avoiding Washing Machine Floods 101!

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoiding Washing Machine Floods 101! #Local #Alwaysopen #Restorationlife #Flood #Fire #Mold #Cleaning

Our highly trained production teams here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach have been responding to multiple floods that have been cause by washing machines.

Educating our customers is our biggest goal, and we hope to help all of you avoid these expensive and time consuming flood losses. Here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your washing machine is secure:

1. Always check your water line connections. Water lines should be air tight, and connections should be checked frequently.

2. Make sure the drain for your washing machine is draining efficiently. Clogged drains are a leading cause for washing machine floods.

3. Do not overload your washer! While doing a large load of laundry is more convenient than doing multiple loads, overloading your washer causes the machine to vibrate and move which can knock loose connections and cause water to overflow.

4. Know where your main water shutoff valve is located! In the event your washing machine does overflow, shutting off the main water supply could save you a lot of time and money.

5. Do not run your washing machine if you are not awake, or not at home. This seems like overkill, but if your washing machine floods, you want to be there to minimize the damage. Standing water that floods into your home can compromise the integrity of your property.

The average water loss costs between $3,000-$8,000 and takes 2-4 weeks to remediate and rebuild. Use these simple steps to help protect your investment.

As always, our advice and opinions are always free, so if you have questions about protecting your home or business, call us at 904-429-4457. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No job is too big or too small for your #local SERVPRO!

Beware of Self-Cleaning Ovens!

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Beware of Self-Cleaning Ovens! This oven caught on fire during the self-cleaning process.

Self-Cleaning ovens are extremely convenient, but sometimes they can also be extremely dangerous. Our fire production team was dispatched to a house in Vilano Beach to deal with a house fire that was started by a self-cleaning oven. Our response time was only 34 minutes from phone call to arrival!

When we arrived to the house we were shocked to discover that the oven that started the fire was barely dirty! Most oven fires are started by grease or food particles that catch fire during the self-cleaning process. The oven we inspected should not have been an issue, which proves that all ovens in self-cleaning mode should be closely monitored.

We understand it is common practice to start the self-cleaning mode, but beware of doing this if you are not able to actively monitor the oven for safety. Don't use the self cleaning feature before you go to sleep at night, and do not leave the home unattended while the oven is in self-cleaning mode.

Most importantly, if your home or business suffers a fire loss, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine!

SERVPRO St. Augustine Beach Monthly Update

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO St. Augustine Beach Monthly Update 24/7, 365, no job is too big or too small. We are here for all of your restoration needs in St. Augustine!

Our team has been working hard all month to service the Greater St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach areas. As a franchise that recently celebrated our two year anniversary, we are some times thought of as "the new guys." However, our franchise is backed by the largest restoration company in the world, and we employ the most highly trained restoration experts in the industry.

Our team leaders recently attended our Corporate area meeting with all of the other SERVPRO Franchises in the state of Florida. With SERVPRO providing constant training to our franchise, we continue to grow every day to service the nations oldest city.

We operate 8 emergency service vehicles that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our response times are the fastest in St. Augustine because we are the only LOCAL SERVPRO that's located in St. Augustine. We operate under a General Contractor so we are capable of handling any size disaster.

We believe in our community, and we strive to support local business. As a show of our dedication, we offer free estimates for fire, water, and mold damage, as well as free emergency ready programs for all businesses in St. Johns County.

Thank you all for helping to make us successful in our first two years. We look forward to continually serving the nations oldest city for many years to come!

3 reasons to leave Mold Restoration and Remediation to professions at SERVPRO

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 reasons to leave Mold Restoration and Remediation to professions 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 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.

Charcoal Filters (Mandarin House Fire)

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Charcoal Filters (Mandarin House Fire) This fire occurred in Mandarin, as the result of fireworks during a celebration. Luckily these Mandarin Residents left their home in the right hands!

Did you know that charcoal is naturally absorbent? Many air filtration systems actually function more efficiently when a charcoal filter is used. For example, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine uses charcoal filtration in our air scrubbers after a fire loss occurs.

Air scrubbers pull air through charcoal filters, capturing odors onto a filter and recirculating the filtered air back into the indoor environment.

After a fire loss, paint and varnish release a very strong smell that can be dangerous for humans and animals to ingest. Air scrubbers help to neutralize to odor and replace it with an acidic smell.

For clients that may have a sensitive disposition towards cleaning products or other chemicals, charcoal filtration work to remove vapors from the air.

If you or someone you know suffer a fire loss, let the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine help remediate and restore your home. We'll make it look "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Tips: 4 Steps to Take While You’re Waiting for Help to Arrive

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Tips: 4 Steps to Take While You’re Waiting for Help to Arrive Water Damaged ceilings in this Ponte Vedra home. Call SERVPRO, we now servicing the entire St Johns County! 904-449-4457!

Severe storms often leave homeowners trying to salvage what they can from water damage. If you experience a situation such as this, it’s crucial to call a restoration company you can rely on to repair the damages and return your home back to a clean, safe, and healthy state. However, while you’re waiting for professional help to arrive, there are a few important steps you should take to protect your property and begin the cleanup process.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is the first place Florida residents turn to when disaster strikes. They offer a variety of restoration and cleaning services that allow clients to get back to normal life as quickly as possible. Below, they go over what to do when your home has flooded after a storm: 

Assess the Damage

When it’s safe to do so, you will want to inspect your property to see how extensive the damage is. Look for things like missing shingles and holes in the roof, leaks in the ceiling, broken doors and windows, and damage to the siding. This will give you a good idea of whether or not your home is safe to stay in and what repairs will be needed.

Take Safety Precautions

Before doing anything else, make sure you’ve taken the proper precautions to keep yourself safe from harm. If you can get to your electrical panel without having to wade through water, turn off the power to avoid electrocution. You should also wear protective clothing, such as boots and gloves, when walking around inside.

Take Photos

Document all the damage to your home and personal belongings with photos. Go room by room and be thorough; this will serve as critical evidence in your insurance claim. The more documentation you can show, the easier it will be to go through the claims process and get all the compensation you need.  

Prevent Further Damages

It’s important that you do whatever’s possible to prevent further water damage. If there is still standing water, pump out what you can and mop up the excess. Your restoration company will be able to implement additional water extraction techniques when they get there. Then, remove any items that haven’t been affected by the water, and get everything off carpeted surfaces. It’s also a good idea to board up broken windows and place a tarp over the roof.

These steps are essential in making sure your home is able to fully recover from water damage. If you need assistance getting your property back to pre-storm condition, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457. You can also visit them online for more information. 

What is a mold protocol?

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is a mold protocol? After tearing out an old shower, we discovered this mold lurking behind the tile. What's behind your walls? Let us help you protect your home!

Are you concerned about mold growth in your home or business? Do you have questions about the best way to identify mold? Well look no further! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can help you through the process.

Step 1: SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine will do a brief walk through of the property to inspect for possible mold growth. We do this as a courtesy for all of our customers to help you understand what will need to be done to remove any mold

Step 2: If we have a suspicion that mold is present, we will call one of our trusted vendors to do a complete inspection. The vendors we use are licensed to identify types of mold and the amount of mold that is present. Our trusted vendor will put together a full protocol.

Step 3: After receiving the protocol, our team of highly trained experts will begin the process of removing the mold. We will use our years of industry experience and our state of the art equipment to remove all mold that is noted on the protocol.

Step 4: Our trusted vendor partner will do an additional inspection after we finish our work. The experts we partner with will give us the final assurance that all mold is removed. If their test still detects mold, we go back and remove any remaining mold spores that are contaminating the air sample.

Step 5: Our licensed and insured construction crew will fix any parts of the property that were damaged during the mold removal process. Often times protocols require us to remove drywall, flooring, etc, but after our construction crew finishes it will look "Like it never even happened."

If you have any questions about mold removal, mold remediation, or mold detection, please contact the experts at SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine at 904-429-4457. Our opinions, advice, and estimates are ALWAYS free, and we are here to help!

How to Prevent Water Damage from Storms or Leaks

7/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Prevent Water Damage from Storms or Leaks Our trucks on a busy morning in front of the SERVPRO's St Augustine shop. 904-429-4457

If you live in an area with extreme weather, then water extraction is an inevitable necessity. But, with preventative measures, you can help avoid water damage in your home and prevent costly repairs. The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is discussing some of the top ways to prepare for storm season this year.

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Water Damage

1. Properly Storing Valuables

Since you can’t always avoid storms or leaks, the best way to prevent water from destroying your belongings is with proper storage. Go through your home, garage, and attic and put all your valuables on higher shelves in the rooms. You can also purchase plastic storage bins and stack them on top of one another. In the event of storms or significant leaks, most items will be protected from standing water damage when properly stored.

2. Seasonal Cleaning

Throughout the year, it’s tempting to throw unused items into the basement or garage. But when a big hurricane appears, you might not have time to clear these rooms out. To avoid potential water damage from ruining your items, clean before storm season approaches. Store seasonal items in plastic bins with secure lids, and donate unused belongings to prevent clutter. If a room requires professional water extraction, clutter will only make the problem worse.

3. Gutters

Properly functioning gutters are essential during storm season because they help guide water away from the home and foundation. Clogged gutters can spell disaster. Without anywhere to go, the water will backflow into your home, potentially causing significant water damage. Make it a priority to regularly clean gutters and have them professionally maintained throughout the year.

For professional water extraction in Florida, reach out to the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. Whether you need emergency cleaning services or water damage restoration, their team is equipped to handle a wide scope of projects for commercial and residential properties. Visit them online for more information or contact them at (904) 429-4457.

Water Damage Tips: 4 Steps to Take While You’re Waiting for Help to Arrive

7/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Tips: 4 Steps to Take While You’re Waiting for Help to Arrive SERVPRO corporate semi-trucks ready for immediate dispatch. 904-429-4457 here to help!

Severe storms often leave homeowners trying to salvage what they can from water damage. If you experience a situation such as this, it’s crucial to call a restoration company you can rely on to repair the damages and return your home back to a clean, safe, and healthy state. However, while you’re waiting for professional help to arrive, there are a few important steps you should take to protect your property and begin the cleanup process.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is the first place Florida residents turn to when disaster strikes. They offer a variety of restoration and cleaning services that allow clients to get back to normal life as quickly as possible. Below, they go over what to do when your home has flooded after a storm: 

Assess the Damage

When it’s safe to do so, you will want to inspect your property to see how extensive the damage is. Look for things like missing shingles and holes in the roof, leaks in the ceiling, broken doors and windows, and damage to the siding. This will give you a good idea of whether or not your home is safe to stay in and what repairs will be needed.

Take Safety Precautions

Before doing anything else, make sure you’ve taken the proper precautions to keep yourself safe from harm. If you can get to your electrical panel without having to wade through water, turn off the power to avoid electrocution. You should also wear protective clothing, such as boots and gloves, when walking around inside.

Take Photos

Document all the damage to your home and personal belongings with photos. Go room by room and be thorough; this will serve as critical evidence in your insurance claim. The more documentation you can show, the easier it will be to go through the claims process and get all the compensation you need.  

Prevent Further Damages

It’s important that you do whatever’s possible to prevent further water damage. If there is still standing water, pump out what you can and mop up the excess. Your restoration company will be able to implement additional water extraction techniques when they get there. Then, remove any items that haven’t been affected by the water, and get everything off carpeted surfaces. It’s also a good idea to board up broken windows and place a tarp over the roof.

These steps are essential in making sure your home is able to fully recover from water damage. If you need assistance getting your property back to pre-storm condition, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457. You can also visit them online for more information.

What To Do If Flooding Occurs On Laminate Flooring

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do If Flooding Occurs On Laminate Flooring This is a picture of laminate flooring that was affected by flooding but was never removed. Its discoloration and warping will gradually grow worse.

Part of our responsibilities here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine are to educate the public about the proper steps to take after a fire or flood. Recently we had a customer call us and ask what they should do to restore their laminate floors after a flood occurred in their home.  While restoration of materials is our number one goal, laminate flooring unfortunately can’t be restored after a flood. We always prefer to restore rather than replace, but laminate flooring holds moisture that permanently compromises the material. Once laminate flooring gets wet it begins to warp, and unlike solid wood (“real” not compressed wood) flooring the warping on laminate flooring is not reversible by drying. More so, the underlay used in laminate flooring is a vapor barrier designed to protect the flooring from moisture in the concrete slab. Once water gets under the laminate planks it is trapped and all affected laminate flooring must be removed to ensure proper air movement.  If you or someone you know has questions regarding proper remediation techniques, please call us today at 904-429-4457. Our restoration experts are always available and our opinions are always free.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine is faster to any size disaster!

7/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine is faster to any size disaster! Here is a shot of our newest service vehicle. Having a fleet of 8 vehicles allows us to respond faster to any size disaster!

June was a very exciting month for our crew here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. We attended our annual convention in Seattle, and we invested in some new technology to help our production team better serve you in your time of need. We also attended classes to continue our education in the field of restoration. We are the only SERVPRO team located IN St. Augustine, so are faster to any size disaster!

In addition to new equipment, our team purchased our 8th service vehicle and hired new staff members to expand our capabilities. Having 8 vehicles means we are always available to respond to any size job. 24/7 365, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine is here to help our community in St. Johns County.

Please call our office at 904-429-4457 to figure out how SERVPRO can help you! Fire, water, mold, cleaning, construction... We do it all!

Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine - 3 customer cases

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine - 3 customer cases Water damage leaves homes in disarray. Let SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine help you restore your home or business!

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:

·         The week after Christmas, 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.

Fire Damage in Vacant Homes

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Vacant Homes This empty house fell victim to a structure fire. Don't let this happen to your property! Takes steps to prevent fires and protect your investment!

Did you know that a study in the United States recently found that only 2% of homes are equipped with automatic fire suppression systems?

Vacant or unsecured structures were 57% more likely to fall victim to structure fire damage than occupied or secured homes.

If you are in the process of selling your home, or own a second home that is unoccupied for a majority of the year, consider installing an automatic fire suppression system to help protect your investment. In addition, always make sure that the structure is secured with high quality locks and a security system.

These simple systems could end up saving you a lot of time and money in the future. If a building you own is the victim of fire damage, always call SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine for all restoration services. We are industry leading professionals and will work to restore your property back to its original state.

"Like it never even happened."

Fire Safety in the Nations Oldest City

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety in the Nations Oldest City Old wooden homes are always more vulnerable to fire damage. This fire was caused by faulty electrical currents. Don't let this be you!

In our line of work, we have seen fires from just about every source you can think of. The most common source of fires is from smoking equipment (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc). Other common causes of fire include candles, faulty electrical, uncontained fires (campfires) and cooking accidents.

Do you take the proper steps to prevent fires? Always make sure to thoroughly extinguish lit smoking accessories, never leave candles unattended, contain all home campfires, inspect your electrical work to ensure its up to code, and never leave the room with an open flame while cooking.

We understand accidents happen, and that's why were always here to help. We offer 24 hour emergency services to anyone who may experience fire damage. Call our local office at 904-429-4457 for a free estimate today!

Remember, when dealing with fire, safety first!

Your local Greater St. Augustine SERVPRO is here to help!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine Celebrates our 2 Year Anniversary

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine Celebrates our 2 Year Anniversary Our corporate SERVPRO RV made an appearance at The Players Championship golf tournament this year! No job is too big or too small!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine is happy to announce that we have officially celebrated our 2 year anniversary. It has been a blessing and a privilege to service all of North East Florida over the past 2 years. We love and support all of our local businesses in the greater St. Augustine area, and we thank you for allowing us to be the restoration experts for water damage, fire damage, and mold damage in the nations oldest city!

Going into our third year, we have big plans. We are adding more vehicles to our fleet so that we can respond to you in your time of need even faster. Our team is continuing their education in the restoration industry, working to become to most highly certified experts in all of St. Johns county. We are growing every day, and it's all thanks to the great people in St. Augustine and the surrounding areas!

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

-SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine Staff

"The only SERVPRO located in the city of St. Augustine!"

Do you have your hurricane evacuation plan ready?

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Do you have your hurricane evacuation plan ready? Our emergency response team is always prepared to dispatch, no matter where disaster strikes

Hurricane season has officially begun, and we have already seen our first named storm develop. While we may only be 2 weeks into the season, it is very important to have a fully comprehensive evacuation plan in place.

Things to consider

  • Do you have any/all materials to board up your home and/or business?
  • Where will you go when you evacuate?
  • How many days/hours before the storm hits will you leave?
  • How long will you stay in your evacuation destination after the storm ends?
  • Do you know how to turn off gas lines and water supply to your house?
  • Do you have a back stock of nonperishable foods, incase you come home to a house with no power?
  • Do you have batteries for flashlights?
  • Do you have extra gas cans filled for your vehicle, incase the gas stations are unable to open to due to damage from the storm?

These are just a few things to consider to prepare for the storm. During hurricane Matthew, we saw the great city of St. Augustine band together to help those in need. Let SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine help you prepare before the storm comes. Get a head start today by calling us for information on free emergency ready programs for any business in North East Florida or St. Johns County. (904-429-4457)

What to do during a tornado

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to do during a tornado Tornado damage in St. Johns County, Florida.

In a house with a basement: Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection (heavy table or work bench), or cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you. Head protection, such as a helmet, can boost survivability also.

In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, or in an interior hallway with no windows. Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands. A bath tub may offer a shell of partial protection. Even in an interior room, you should cover yourself with some sort of thick padding (mattress, blankets, etc.), to protect against falling debris in case the roof and ceiling fail. A helmet can offer some protection against head injury.

In an office building, hospital, nursing home or skyscraper: Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building -- away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.

In a mobile home: Get out! Even if your home is tied down, it is not as safe as an underground shelter or permanent, sturdy building. Go to one of those shelters, or to a nearby permanent structure, using your tornado evacuation plan. Most tornadoes can destroy even tied-down mobile homes; and it is best not to play the low odds that yours will make it. This mobile-home safety video from the State of Missouri may be useful in developing your plan.

At school:Follow the drill! Go to the interior hall or windowless room in an orderly way as you are told. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and large open rooms like gyms and auditoriums.

In a car or truck: Vehicles are extremely risky in a tornado. There is no safe option when caught in a tornado in a car, just slightly less-dangerous ones. If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado. Seek shelter in a sturdy building, or underground if possible. If you are caught by extreme winds or flying debris, park the car as quickly and safely as possible -- out of the traffic lanes. Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat, or other cushion if possible. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway,leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Avoid seeking shelter under bridges, which can create deadly traffic hazards while offering little protection against flying debris.

In the open outdoors: If possible, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If not, lie flat and face-down on low ground, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Get as far away from trees and cars as you can; they may be blown onto you in a tornado.

In a shopping mall or large store: Do not panic. Watch for others. Move as quickly as possible to an interior bathroom, storage room or other small enclosed area, away from windows.

In a church or theater: Do not panic. If possible, move quickly but orderly to an interior bathroom or hallway, away from windows. Crouch face-down and protect your head with your arms. If there is no time to do that, get under the seats or pews, protecting your head with your arms or hands.

Hurricane Season Is Here!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Season Is Here! Moisture meters penetrate the surface to detect moisture. Proper remediation saves money in the long run!

What should you do if your building experiences flooding? We are here to help educate and inform the public about the dangers water poses to your home or business. Water damage should ALWAYS be treated by professionals like us. Surfaces may appear dry, but often they hold moisture which may eventually cause mold damage. Our moisture meter technology (see picture attached) allows us to measure moisture content to accurately mitigate water damage.

In the past few weeks, we have responded to multiple calls from clients who have experienced flooding due to heavy rain and wind. During this rainy season, it is especially important to protect your home or business from flooding. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers free Emergency Ready programs for business in St. Johns County. We are here to assist in your time of need. Please reach out to us at 904-429-4457 with any questions about storm season or emergency planning

Video of Historic building restoration during Hurricane Matthew.

Why choose us? Because we're local!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Why choose us? Because we're local! Fire restoration, flood mitigation, mold removal, deep cleaning, home inspection, full construction service... We do it all!

Florida is known for its sunshine and its glorious, heat-filled summer days. It’s also known for its storms, especially flash storms that can strike without warning and cause major damage; that summer heat makes conditions ripe for house fires. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is a locally-owned and operated company, and they’ve seen firsthand the kind of damage that can be caused by floods and fire. As a local company, they are wholeheartedly invested in the community, which is one of the many reasons you can put your trust and faith into their cleanup and restoration services.

As America’s oldest city, St. Augustine has a lot of landmarks and history to preserve, as do the great people of the city. That’s why SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine makes it their number one priority to help clients who have suffered water or fire damage. They provide a range of restoration and cleanup services, including water damage and storm damage restoration service, water extraction from floods and other mishaps, mold remediation, fire damage repair, and emergency cleaning services.

St. Augustine is also invested in supporting their own, and SERVPRO is not just a company located in St. Augustine, their team is made up of residents, homeowners, and homegrown Floridians, just like their clients. They treat customers like neighbors because they are neighbors. SERVPRO staff members have gone through storms and fires, just like their customers. They understand not just the hassle but the heartache. They make it their mission to help you through it, quickly, efficiently, and affordably, so life can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Providing stellar damage restoration and cleanup services to residents and businesses in the Greater St. Augustine area, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is ready to help you if you’re in need. To schedule an appointment, call (904) 429-4457. You can also visit their website to see a full list of their restoration and emergency cleanup services.

Video - commercial fire and soot damage removal by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

No job too big or too small!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial No job too big or too small! Our production crew cleaning up the remnants of a meth lab. No job too big or too small, we do it all!

Some restoration companies believe that your job is too small for them. Some companies charge you for estimates after a fire, flood, or tornado ruins your home or business. Some companies take hours or even days to respond to you in your time of need. NOT US!

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! No job is too big or too small. We have 7 vehicles capable of responding to any size disaster. Our production teams are currently in the field working on carpet cleanings, mold removal, flood damage, fire damage, tornado damage, and a full bathroom remodel! We do it all, and our estimates are 100% free! We're not like most restoration companies. We work on behalf of you to satisfy your needs 100% and we won't quit until it looks "Like it never even happened."

We are the only SERVPRO franchise that is located in the city of St. Augustine! Let us know how we can assist you today!

Short video summarizing some of our daily activities.

Mold treatment done right by your local experts!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold treatment done right by your local experts! 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 Beach by calling (904) 429-4457. Visit their website to learn more about the many ways they tackle other cleanup and restoration projects when disasters strike. 

Professional content handling and storage

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional content handling and storage Proper storage at our secure commercial facility. If you experience disaster, you've already lost enough. Let us preserve and protect your belongings!

The employees at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach are committed to excellence. SERVPRO water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and construction rebuild crews are the highest trained remediation experts in the industry. Our staff takes multiple continuing education courses to ensure that we are truly the leaders in the industry. 

Our latest certification involves mastering the process of content removal and storage after emergency situations. If your home is the victim of water, fire, or mold damage, our expert production crew will pack up all of your valuables and store them, ensuring that your belongings are cared for according to industry standards. Don't leave your valuables in the hands of just anyone. Call SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine and let the professionals take care of your home and belongings. We are here for our community of St. Augustine, the residents of St. Johns county, and the business owners of North East Florida!

Fire damage: The dangers you can’t see

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire damage: The dangers you can’t see Fire damage in a home. Always call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine for professional water, fire, and mold remediation.

When you think about fire damage, it’s relatively easy to visualize. Fires leaves behind a mess of charred debris, soot, smoke, and ash. While all of these things can be hazardous to humans, the most dangerous thing that fires potentially leave behind are invisible asbestos deposits and the combustion deposits of lead paint. These chemicals are especially damaging to children.

Homes and buildings built prior to 1980 may contain asbestos and lead paint. In these cases, professional remediation is extremely important. Fire damage remediation is a science, and should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. Fire damage estimates are free, and no job is too big or too small. When it comes to your health, and the health of the people you love, don’t take any risks. We are here to help with all of your remediation and restoration needs!

SERVPRO Debunks Myths About Mold!

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Debunks Myths About Mold! Remember, always call SERVPRO as soon as possible (No later than 72 hours) or this could be the result!

Our team here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine beach wanted to take an opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about mold. We understand mold is scary, and we want to put your mind at ease by debunking some of the common myths about mold.

Myth: If my house or business floods, mold will eventually grow

Fact: If water damage occurs, mold can usually be avoided if you call SERVPRO within 72 hours. We always recommend calling immediately! Not only are our estimates 100% free, but our experts will also give you free opinions and advice for the actions you should take.

Myth: My carpet and drywall feel dry after a flood. Mold won’t grow because the surface feels dry to the touch.

Fact: Just because a surface feels dry, doesn’t mean it is! If water passes through drywall, it also may affect the insulation and the studs. The drywall may be dry, but the space behind the drywall becomes vulnerable to possible mold growth. The same is true for carpet; carpet padding should always be removed and disposed of properly in events where serious flooding has occurred. The carpet may feel dry, but the carpet pad is vulnerable to possible mold growth.

Myth: Mold won’t grow in my home or business because I have never experienced any water damage situations

Fact: The quality of the air in your home or business will determine whether or not mold is capable of growing. According to the World Health Organization, poor air quality has led to $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production. Dirty ducts circulate contaminants, which can lead to mold growth. In addition, dirty ducts lead to higher levels of humidity, creating more opportunity for mold to grow.

We here at SERVPRO are experts in mold remediation, and we are happy to help in any way we can. Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach if you have any questions about mold or air quality – 904-429-4457. 

How to cope with mold

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to cope with mold This is the result of people attempting to treat their water damage without a restoration expert. Don't let this be you!

Let’s face it, the thought of mold will keep you up at night. Some companies use the threat of mold as a scare tactic, often taking advantage of clients who are in a vulnerable position. Mold inspections can be expensive and time consuming, often requiring several days for test results to be returned, but there is no need to panic. We are here to help! The first thing to know about mold is that it can almost always be avoided. When a flood occurs in your residence or business, you need to act as fast as possible. The quicker you respond to the flood, the less likely you are to have a mold problem. CALL A PROFESSIONAL! Treating water damage is a science, and should be left to experts (like us) who are licensed, insured, and highly trained. Often times, people are hesitant to spend the money on a professional restoration company, but ultimately it will save you a lot of money. Improper treatment leads to long term damage, which may* cause mold and other expensive problems. Second, mold testing and mold treatment must be performed by separate companies. If a company finds mold during an inspection, they must hire another company to treat the mold! Failure to do so is a conflict of interest! If you fear that you may have mold from a preexisting problem, contact us here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. We will arrange for a licensed inspector from another company to perform a full inspection, and then we will perform services to remove the mold. After our services are performed, another inspection will be performed to ensure perfection. We ALWAYS guarantee our work! Don't let the fear of mold keep you up at night. Call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach!

Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Treating fire damage

If your home or business is the victim of fire damage, we can help. Our thorough plan is designed to maximize productivity and minimize stress for you. Proper remediation by our experts here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach will save you time, money, and stress.

  • Inspection- Our goal is to satisfy the property owner from arrival to departure. We explain the entire process to you, and we walk you through every step to ensure you are completely comfortable before we begin.
  • Minimize Loss- Perform emergency services to limit secondary damage to property
  • Pretest- Identify what can be restored and what will need to be replaced. Our restoration experts are highly trained to restore valuables. We report all losses directly to the client’s insurance company, and we provide the insurance company all of the information they need.
  • Produce- Our final goal to provide the highest level of customer service and to produce the best results in the restoration industry

If you have questions about fire, smoke, or soot damage, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach at 904-429-4457. Our expert estimates and opinions are always free!

Did you know there are different levels of fire?

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Did you know there are different levels of fire? This picture accurately represents a "major fire"

Fires are a threat that (hopefully) most of us will never face in our life time. However, even the smallest kitchen fire could require professional cleaning. SERVPRO classifies fires into three different levels.

Minor fire damage produces light to moderate amounts of smoke, and only affects a small percentage of a structure. Minor fire damage may still require professional dry cleaning, repainting, and refinishing of floors. Cabinets, drywall, and countertops will all require wet cleaning with sanitizing/deodorizing chemicals. An Ozone machine may be required to remove any lingering smells.

Medium fire damage could result in more serious issues such as charred framing that affects large portions of the building. Structural damage may require extensive structural repairs. Extensive wet cleaning, deodorization, and Ozone treatment will be requires to restore the building to its previous conditions.

 Major fires usually require boarding up the structure, winterizing the building (if necessary), and removing any burned debris that may be contaminated. Restoration usually involves removing all contents from the building in order to properly treat the structure.

Fire damage restoration is a science, and should be left to licensed, certified, and insured professionals like us! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is fully equipped to handle fire damage in North East Florida! Estimates are free, and our work is 100% guaranteed!

3 Reasons to get professional carpet cleaning

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Reasons to get professional carpet cleaning Call 904-429-4457 to get more info on SERVPRO's carpet cleaning in St. Augustine.

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.

Free Program to Prepare for Hurricane Season!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept across the coast of Florida leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. St. Augustine’s beautiful city was hit harder than most, testing our community in ways which we will never forget. Throughout this devastation came something amazing; our community rallied together, working tirelessly for months to repair the damage and assist those in need. Strangers volunteered their time and energy, and we put our city back together, piece by piece.

                With hurricane Matthew serving as a constant reminder of the force that hurricanes present, we here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine want to help our community prepare for hurricane season. We have already faced one “named” storm this year, and experts are predicting a highly active hurricane season.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach offers free Emergency Ready Programs (ERP) for any business located in the Greater St. Augustine area. Our crew of highly trained professionals will come to your location (free of charge) and help prepare your business for an emergency. Once our team inspects the building, we will provide you with access to our exclusive Iphone/Android App that provides step by step instructions for dealing with an emergency.

Again, this service is completely free! There are no strings attached! We offer this exclusive free service as a way to provide assistance to our community. We want you to be prepared for the worst, and this Emergency Ready Program will help in the event of any disaster. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine loves our community, and we are here to help in any way we can. Whether it’s fire, water, or flood damage (or even a residential carpet cleaning) there is no job too big or too small.

Burn Ban in Effect for St. Johns County!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Burn Ban in Effect for St. Johns County! Burn Ban in Effect!

St. John’s County Burn Ban in Effect

                As of May 18th, Florida has 59 active fires burning throughout the state. Almost 200,000 acres of wildfires have burned so far in 2017, due to a lack of rain statewide. With fires on the rise, (some burning out of control) St. John’s County officials have enacted a Burn Ban to help keep our community safe. Statewide fires have emitted smoke which drastically effects the quality of our air. Wildfire smoke may contain ozone, a reactive molecule which irritates the human respiratory system. In addition, wildfire smoke also contains the toxic chemical, carbon monoxide.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine has already responded to several small fires in St. John’s county residences and businesses. With conditions as dry as they currently are, we urge citizens to take extra precaution and to adhere to burn ban regulations. SERVPRO specializes in residential and commercial restoration for fire damages buildings. Proper treatment for fire/smoke damaged buildings requires licensed, trained, and insurance production crews. Our highly experienced team here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine is here for you if disaster strikes!

Water Damage: 3 things any homeowner must know.

5/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage: 3 things any homeowner must know. Photo shows cleaned carpet after water damage was professionally mitigated by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

Water damage can take a toll on your home, whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe or a backed-up toilet. Though addressing the damage quickly is important, there are a few things you need to know about water damage prior to calling the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach.


Their water extraction professionals have put together a few things to help every Florida homeowner be prepared:


Insurance Policies Won’t Cover All Water Damage


Unfortunately, most homeowners insurance policies are incredibly specific about the types of damage they cover. Most policies cover damage caused by broken pipes or appliance failures but, generally, will not cover damage caused by natural disasters. If you’re concerned about your home’s risk for floods or hurricane damage, you may want to invest in an additional policy.


Report the Damage Quickly


Water may not seem like a major problem, but it’s important that you report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible. The faster you report the problem, the faster they can help you get the mess cleaned up, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth throughout your property.


Contact a Professional Water Extraction Team


When it comes to water damage, many homeowners believe they can simply clean up the mess themselves. While this may be true for small leaks, it can present a major safety hazard. Water quality matters and the steps required to clean up water damage from an overflowing toilet differ from those used to clean up a burst pipe. Remember, contaminated water from the sewer can contain bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances.


Don’t let water ruin your home. Contact the water extraction experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach as soon as you notice a problem and let the professionals handle your home’s restoration. For more information on their mold remediation and biohazard cleanup services, visit their website and call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment.

5 Reasons to use SERVPRO's St Augustine location for all restoration

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Reasons to use SERVPRO's St Augustine location for all restoration Our marketing car vising the chamber at the St. Augustine record building.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is locally owned and operated. We are the only SERVPRO that is actually located in St. Augustine. Our central location allows us to reach you faster when disaster strikes.

Our team of experts are licensed, certified, and insured. Our highly trained staff will work tirelessly to ensure that your home or business are properly treated to avoid long term damage. We take pride in our work, and our organization will provide you with the highest level of customer service from start to finish.

We stand by our motto, “Like it never even happened.” We guarantee all of our work will be completed in a timely, thorough, and professional manner. In addition to treating for fire, water, and mold damage, we also offer services from our licensed General Contractor. We are fully equipped to handle any situation.

We care about our community. Our team makes a conscious effort to be a positive influence in the beautiful city of St. Augustine. We believe in small business, and we support our local economy by shopping local. By choosing SERVPRO St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, you are supporting a local business.

We want to help! We care about our customers, and we have a genuine desire to be a positive impact in your time of need. We offer free estimates for fire and water damage and we work with your insurance company directly to increase efficiency. Most importantly, we are here for you 24 hours a day through our emergency service line.

5 Steps to successful Storm and Water Damage restoration

4/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm damage isn’t something you can plan for. One minute, it’s a beautiful sunny day with a few clouds in the distance, and the next thing you know, the wind is picking up, and you’re battening down the hatches to weather out the storm. No one knows what to expect once they step back outside. That’s why it’s best to have a connection with the top storm damage restoration company in the area. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has provided numerous emergency cleaning services to clients throughout northeastern Florida and has the experience needed to help you recover after a storm.

5 Steps For Storm Damage Restoration

1. Call The Professionals Immediately

Don’t attempt to sort through the damage on your own, as some structures may be unsafe and could cause injury to you or a loved one. Contact the experts at SERVPRO as soon as possible. With their convenient 24/7 customer service line, you can count on these local contractors to be available whenever you need them.

2. Inspect The Property

Once the professionals have arrived at your property, they’ll perform a thorough inspection to determine the amount of damage that was sustained. Don’t hesitate to ask them to walk you around. They’ll point out the areas that should be repaired and will discuss the solutions available to you.

3. Take Photos Of The Damage

Don’t leave anything to chance. Take photos so you can refer to them throughout the storm damage restoration process. This way, if any questions are asked after the repairs are completed, you have photographic proof of the damage that was sustained after the storm.

4. Talk With Your Insurance Agent

This is the reason you have insurance! After you’ve had an inspection done by an expert, it’s time to file a claim with your insurance company. Sometimes, the professional who performed the inspection will contact them directly to act as a middle man, so talk with SERVPRO about how it should be handled. You have about 12 to 24 months to officially file a claim.

5. Connect With A Trusted Contractor

Do your research before hiring a contractor. Most times, your insurance company will provide two or three contractors for you to contact, so you at least have a place to start in your search. Don’t hesitate to ask for estimates and schedule face-to-face interviews. This will help you find out how much experience they have and whether or not you feel comfortable having them work on your property.

The best thing about working with SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is they provide both inspection and repair services. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by the whole storm damage restoration process, call (904) 429-4457 to talk directly with a friendly company representative. They’ll set you up with an inspection and guide you through each step. Visit their website or Facebook page for additional information on water damage repairs and carpet cleaning.

Why proper Water Damage repairs are so important.

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why proper Water Damage repairs are so important. Equipment setup up in a St. Augustine home affected by water damage.

Dealing with water damage can be traumatic and stressful, but with the skilled team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach on your side, you can count on feeling relieved quickly. Specializing in both residential and commercial restoration and cleanup services, the company will provide a solution to get your property back into shape.


It’s important to treat water damage expeditiously, and that’s where the professionals come in. Water can cause extensive damage fast, and before long, you might be dealing with irreversible issues that could require more extensive, expensive work. Whether it’s due to a flood or a leak, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach will perform water extraction immediately, measure the extent of the damage, and check if there’s any additional water hiding behind the walls.


Water damage can also produce an odor that’s quite distinctive. The longer you wait to resolve the problem, the more difficult it will be to completely eliminate the scent. The SERVPRO professionals will use specialty equipment to thoroughly remove the odor and follow up with a deodorization treatment that effectively renders the air fresh and clean again.


Unfortunately, if the water damage is extensive, it could require drywall replacement or even new carpeting. Even if you do need these repairs, a professional team like SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach can handle the entire process from start to finish. And when you use their emergency cleaning services, no one will ever know there was a problem after they’re finished.


If you’re dealing with water damage or require storm damage restoration or emergency cleaning services, get in touch with SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach today. For more information, visit their website or call (904) 429-4457

3 Reasons Carpet Cleaning is necessary year-round

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning 3 Reasons Carpet Cleaning is necessary year-round SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is the preferred vendor for many local businesses and residents for all carpet cleaning needs.

Although most homeowners and businesses tend to favor warmer weather for cleaning their carpets, this should not be the only time carpet cleaning comes to mind. According to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida, dirt and other particles are tracked throughout your carpet all year long, so cleaning it should not be kept to once a year.


If you have carpet in your home or business, here are a few reasons why you should consider carpet cleaning year-round:



  • Extends The Life Of The Carpet: Carpet that receives foot traffic will lock in dirt and soil, which will cause it to become worn and matted over time. Periodic carpet cleanings will remove the dirt and help to keep your carpet standing tall for a long time to come.

  • Improves Indoor Air Quality: Dirt is not the only harmful substance that can become lodged in your carpet. Dust, bacteria, and other allergens can also get trapped there, and, if they are not regularly removed, they can lower the quality of the air in your home or business. This can cause you to be sick more often.

  • Removes Stains & Enhances The Appearance Of The Room: If you have carpet in your home, you know how one stain can taint the appearance of an entire room. Professional carpet cleanings a couple times a year are the best way to remove stains that are set deep down in the threads. This will prevent you from having to find clever ways to place the furniture in your office to hide those unpleasant spots from visitors.


Don’t let a year go by without a carpet cleaning. Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach today by calling (904) 429-4457. You can also visit them online or follow them on Facebook to learn more about their water, fire, and storm damage restoration services.

Common signs you may need professional Mold Removal and Restoration

4/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Common signs you may need professional Mold Removal and Restoration Mold contamination photo from one of our restoration projects in St. Augustine. 904-429-4457 - Free Mold testing and estimates (air testing is extra).

Mold is one of the most challenging issues you can encounter as a property owner. It can be difficult to detect at first, and if left untreated, it has the potential to cause big problems. Once there are signs that mold levels have reached an unhealthy height, it’s time to consider professional mold remediation. The restoration experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach have helped numerous clients in Florida recover from storm, flood, and fire damage. In the process, they’ve witnessed the negative effects that mold can have on homes and businesses that have suffered water damage. 

This is why the company stresses three main reasons that mold remediation is important:

  • To Protect Your Health: Exposure to mold can lead to many different health problems over time. It can trigger asthma and allergic reactions, as well as induce respiratory complications. Other symptoms of illness can also develop, making it essential to eliminate mold as quickly as possible.
  • To Avoid Serious Destruction: If untreated, mold will continue to spread and eventually begin to wreak havoc. When it isn’t removed soon enough, it can compromise the structural integrity of a home or business and damage personal belongings beyond repair. There are considerable costs involved with restoration after mold has become widespread.  
  • To Prevent Future Mold Growth: The purpose of mold remediation is to significantly reduce the amount of mold currently present in a structure. Professionals have the equipment and knowledge to also provide solutions that will help to keep mold from reappearing to such an extent in the future.

Mold remediation is a worthwhile investment that will protect your property, health, and finances. If there is any suspicion that you have extensive mold growth in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457 for assistance. You can also visit them online to learn more about the various services they offer.

Why professional Water Removal services are needed following a disaster or accident.

12/25/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why professional Water Removal services are needed following a disaster or accident. Building that was not properly restored is not affected by heavy mold contamination.

Disasters happen every single day. They can strike without warning to anybody, anywhere, and at any time. The initial devastation of a flood, fire, or storm can be overwhelming. But there are lingering effects, too, such as water damage, mold, or soot contamination. That’s why emergency cleaning services are so essential after a disaster.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida has been helping families recover from disasters since 1967. They’ve witnessed first-hand the havoc that fires, floods, and other disasters can wreck on residences and businesses. But they also have the expertise to mitigate the damage and restore your home.

Floods and water damage can leave your place a mess; however, tidying things up is only part of the problem. To avoid mold damage—caused by excessive moisture exposure—it is essential to have your place cleaned by a team of professionals. 

Mold contamination is certain following water damage, though it can go undetected for years. It poses significant health risks to your family, as well as a long-term hazard to your property and its value. A professional emergency cleaning service has the expertise and equipment to mitigate mold damage.

Likewise, recovering from a fire poses numerous challenges as well. Smoke contamination can make a residence uninhabitable. Scrubbing walls and removing soot and ash is a job best handled by highly trained teams with the latest emergency cleaning service equipment.

Surviving a disaster is physically and emotionally draining. The post-disaster cleanup phase can be incredibly demanding too. It’s a job best left to the professionals who have the experience, know-how, and tools to get it done right. To learn more about emergency cleaning services, please call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. You can reach them 24/7 at (904) 429-4457 or visit them online.

 

Hurricane Hermine aftermath postpones mold removal in St. Augustine?

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hurricane Hermine aftermath postpones mold removal in St. Augustine? SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine St. Augustine Beach serves the greater St. Augustine area, which includes the entire St. Johns County! 904-429-4457.

Not a chance! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach carried out all activities as scheduled, after all there was not much impact from hurricane Hermine in St. Augustine. First on the menu was a visit to a growing development off racetrack road in St. Johns. Celestina is being crafted by Standard Pacific Homes. There was a small issue with one of the new constructions, a small portion of the stud wall was exposed to moisture and as a result later was contaminated with mold growth. Professions at SERVPRO's St. Augustine location know just what to do! 
Second stop - Mold contamination downtown St. Augustine. Kitchen cabinets had to be removed in this beautiful home. Now, on the road to recovery - we will make it mold free, like it never even happened.

MOLD Removal and Restoration in St. Augustine

State of the art Mold Restoration/Removal/Remediation by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard State of the art Mold Restoration/Removal/Remediation by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. One of our negative air/mold fighting machines is enjoying a well deserved view, after the Ponte Vedra condo passed all mold testing.

Down A1A we went in the morning with two big mold jobs to close out. The first job was in Jacksonville Beach, while contractors were in the process of remodeling this property for a local property manager they discovered heavy water and mold contamination! No worries, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has all the tools to make it like it never even happened. Second job - Ponte Vedra, this beautiful condo was contaminated by a rare and heavy strain of mold! SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is one of a few vendors recognized locally for state of the art mold treatment methods and equipment. 904-429-4457 Free Mold Inspections!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach services the Greater St. Augustine area, St. Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee and responds to Water, Fire, and Smoke damage emergencies within 50 mile radius.

Mold restoration video

SERVPRO is St. Augustine's choice for all Commercial Restoration

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is St. Augustine's choice for all Commercial Restoration SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach takes on projects of any size - commercial or residential, we get the job done!

SERVPRO in St. Augustine was recently dispatched to a local Doctor's office after a toilet malfunction. Contaminated water is generally referred to as Category 3 flood, per IICRC regulations. In the video you see a setup consisting of large, industrial negative air machines - air scrubbers. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company specializing in commercial restoration. All of our technologically advanced equipment is stored at our St. Augustine warehouse and is ready for immediate deployment.

Whether it is a storm situation, household disaster or a small water damage – SERVPRO’s St. Augustine location is the vendor of choice for many in St. Johns County.

If you have any questions or concerns with moisture levels in your home or business – call us for a free estimate 904-429-4457.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3oVJ0ftTDI

SERVPRO offers a wide range of services in St. Augustine.

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Building Services SERVPRO offers a wide range of services in St. Augustine. Mini is taking part in production activities - delivering wax to our cleaning crew, out on commercial tile cleaning in St. Augustine.

Our latest video highlighting some of our daily activities here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach

SERVPRO's St. Augustine location 7th installment of "Day in the life" series. During this busy day we performed commercial vinyl tile cleaning, put finishing touches on the bathroom reconstruction project, and saved a local bakery from mold contamination. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - full service restoration, only better.

Our location has been experiencing a tremendous growth and we are struggling to keep up with the increased demand for the services offered at the St. Augustine location. As we are coming up on a year anniversary we would like to extend our free estimate offer – Free estimates on all our services – call today 904-429-4457.

A day in the life

Category 3 water damage in St. Augustine.

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Category 3 water damage in St. Augustine. Our negative air machines resting after a hard days work - SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

When water damage is a result of contaminated water regular air movers cannot be used. Instead per IICRC regulations air scrubbers, aka negative air machines are deployed. In this short video SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, located in the heart of the old city off Dobbs Rd. is attempting to demonstrate what a typical Category 3 setup may look like in a residential water damage situation.

Check out this short video highlighting Category 3 setup. 

Typically in a category 3 water damage all damaged materials are recommended to be replaced. As part of this project our clients signed a waiver and decided to dry all materials in place, which is a risky choice, albeit we do everything we can to achieve high customer satisfaction and as long as we take time to explain the pitfalls we do what our customer request.

Free estimates 904-429-4457

What to do if your home in St. Augustine is affected by water damage.

8/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do if your home in St. Augustine is affected by water damage. Two of our trucks out during commercial water damage response in St. Augustine. SERVPRO - premium restoration services made local.

Having a home by the beach can be a wonderful thing — the sand and water constantly at your fingertips, the wind in your hair, and the sounds of the sea at night — seems like paradise, right? Sometimes, though, unexpected disasters, both large and small, can strike, resulting in a great deal of home water damage. Even if you don’t know what to do when your home suffers from water damage, the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach will be at yourservice for anything you and your house may need.

So what do you do when your home is affected by water damage? First, make sure all of the electricity and electrical power is shut off before you enter your home. This eliminates the risk of being electrocuted by a loose wire or plug. Don’t move too quickly when first getting inside, especially if you have been away for a while — there could be animals living or hiding under pieces of furniture or debris. As you survey the extent of the water damage, cover and protect yourself as much as possible. This means wearing safety goggles, heavy-duty water boots, and rubber gloves. While you’re looking around, take note of anything that absorbs water, like blankets; these will have to be thrown away since they become a breeding ground for microbes and bacteria. 

After this, you will have to wait for a professional to arrive to perform a water extraction. They can adequately locate where pockets of moisture are in the house, and get rid of them. The technicians will be able to quicken the drying process to avoid mold. 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is a local business that offers 24-hour emergency services. They specialize in water damage, along with fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, and cleaning, for both commercial and residential buildings. 

To find out more about SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, or to schedule an appointment, you can call them at (904) 429-4457 or send them an email. You can also visit theirwebsiteand Facebook page for additional information. 

Community Cleaning in St. Augustine.

8/5/2016 (Permalink)

Community Community Cleaning in St. Augustine. SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers industry leading, cutting edge cleaning - call today for a free estimate 904-429-4457.

As a longstanding member of the community, the locally-owned business, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach, is dedicated to the ongoing preservation of the area during disasters, emergencies, and other damaging events. They service both residential and commercial properties with a host of quality cleaning and restoration services, including water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire damage repair, and storm damage restoration.

They also give back to their community during community cleaning events, which the SERVPRO technicians know to be incredibly beneficial for the environment.

What Is Community Cleaning?

Community cleaning is a gathering of members of the community, often sponsored by local companies, such as the Lions Community Clean Up program. Participants gather together to help clean up the neighborhood after major storms and other disasters, like oil spills, fires, and more.

How Is Community Cleaning Beneficial For The Environment?

Bringing together the community to help clean up debris, trash, and damages after disasters, storms, or other crucial events helps revitalize the natural habitat in the area. This allows flora and fauna to thrive without fear of sickness or death.

A community cleaning event helps bring locals closer together, bridging the gap between generations and neighbors alike. It’s also a healthy way to get out in the elements, be part of a team, and do something positive.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is committed to keeping their community clean, whether it’s helping with community clean up events or through their restoration and cleanup services. If you find yourself in the position of requiring emergency cleaning services, contact the team today at (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit their website to find out more about their cleaning services and commitment to their community.  Don’t forget to like them on Facebook for the latest news and community events.

Feedback from our customer about recent experience with SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Feedback from our customer about recent experience with SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Our vehicles out on this State Farm water loss in St. Augustine.

Here is a copy of the email we recently received from one of our customers (email is provided as it was deliered to our office inbox):


"YESTERDAY, (7/10/16) I WAS IN AN ABSOLUTE STATE OF “I DON’T EVEN KNOW THE WORDS.”  A something had come loose or exploded or I didn’t know what but my house was in water and I have wood floors.


A called my State Farm Agent first and the second, and most important call came next-SERVPRO in St. Augustine.  In less than one hour, closer to 45 minutes, I had the most incredible group of people in my home, David, who I later found out is the owner, Starr and DJ.  They helped me find a sense of humor as they made the water disappear and gave me a great idea of what was to come next.  My STATE FARM AGENT, Who was on the ground within 24 hours even told me that if there is water damage, THIS IS THE BEST TEAM EVER TO CALL.  It has been just 27 hours since the water explosion.  My house is drying and they have already been back on site twice and even helped me find a plumber. 


DJ, AND HE HAD A NEW TEAM MEMBER TODAY, AN ARMY VETERAN, WHO I THINK MY DOG ALLIE IS PACKING HER BAGS TO GO LIVE WITH JUST MADE ME FEEL SO COMFORTABLE ABOUT THE CHAOS IN MY HOUSE TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE DIRTY DISHES THAT WERE WAITING TO GET WASHED AND ARE NOW ON THE COUNTER.


STARR ALREADY HAD BEEN BACK AND HELPED GET A PLUMBER FOR US AND JUST MADE ME FEEL LIKE I JUST FOUND MY NEW BEST FRIEND.  I STILL OWE HER MEXICAN IF SHE CAN EVER STOP SOLVING OTHER DISASTERS. 


WHAT CAN I SAY.  IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU, YOU COULD NOT BE IN BETTER HANDS THAN THIS TEAM AND I ONLY MET A FEW OF WHAT I AM SURE IS MORE GREAT FOLKS. "

3 Reasons to hire a biohazard cleanup professionals.

7/3/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard 3 Reasons to hire a biohazard cleanup professionals. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location has two techs out on a residential biohazard cleanup in St. Augustine.

When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why St. Augustine residents turn to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for professional biohazard cleanup.

The local company specializes in many types of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having them clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits their clients in the following ways:

  • Heath Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal. 
  • Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.
  • Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.

Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457, or visit their website for a complete list of community cleaning services. 

Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine - 3 customer cases.

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine - 3 customer cases. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is out at a Ponte Vedra water damage loss

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:

·         The week after Christmas, 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.

Mini Cooper looks better in SERVPRO green!

6/20/2016 (Permalink)

General Mini Cooper looks better in SERVPRO green! Mini Cooper looks better in SERVPRO green. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has a new marketing car.

Our new marketing car is a Mini Cooper S Convertable and recently it went quite a transformation. 

Our marketing team designed every single detail of the wrap. From matte color selection to SERVPRO orange stripes and we are pretty proud of the way it came out. 

Coming to SERVPRO events near you!!! 

Here is a Wikipedia write up on Mini Coopers

The Mini (marque), which includes a number of different models produced by BMW since 2000. A number of different models have cars with the "Mini Cooper" title, including the Mini Hatch, the Mini Convertible, the Mini Clubman, the Mini Countryman, the Mini Coupé, the Mini Roadster, and the Mini Paceman

 A Mini model called the "Mini Cooper" was made by the British Motor Corporation from 1961 to 1971, then from 1990 to 2000. John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars, saw the potential of the original Mini for competition, and worked with Issigonis, the designer of the original Mini.

So what does a SERVPRO do? SERVPRO's St. Augustine location does a lot!

6/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial So what does a SERVPRO do? SERVPRO's St. Augustine location does a lot! Up or down? Much like restoration life! SERVPRO's signature green equipment in this Ponte Vedra condo project - responding to water loss!

When we are out marketing our services or simply talking to our friends and customers about SERVPRO we typically get two type of reactions - people either know us and say "Oh yeah, you guys do restoration!" or we often hear "Surf pro?, what do you guys do?" 


All jokes aside we decided to make a short video to highlight some of our major services. 


We offer many types of cleaning, we have clips of Carpet cleaning at a local residence, tile cleaning, and Oriental rug cleaning at our state of the art facility in St. Augustine.


We respond to water damage emergencies, 27/7/365, to both commercial and residential losses.


We perform fire and smoke damage restoration.


We manage pack-outs and storage.


We specialize in biohazard cleanup.


And finally we are a full service restoration company. Full service means from removing any sign of damage to making things "Like it never even happened" – we are able to manage the entire process.


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Call 904-429-4457 for a fee estimate! 

3 Benefits of hiring an Emergency Cleaning Service.

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage 3 Benefits of hiring an Emergency Cleaning Service. Type of equipment and equipment setup are very important in a water damage situation. Call SERVPRO at 904-429-4457, local restoration specialists.

No one wants to imagine being the victim of storm, fire, or flood damage, but if it happens to you, you don’t have to be burdened with the cleanup alone. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach has helped many families and business owners in the St. Augustine Beach area pick up the pieces after a storm or fire has affected their properties.

Specializing in home and business restoration, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach says there are many benefits to hiring a professional emergency cleaning service:

  • You’ll Get Immediate Help: The highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach are available 24 hours a day in case of emergencies. Hiring a company for emergency cleaning services means a team will go to your property immediately, ready to begin cleanup, renovation, and repairs as needed.
  • You’ll Avoid Additional Problems Later:Professional emergency cleaning service companies will clean up after water damage, performing mold remediation techniques as soon as they arrive. Mildew and mold problems can spread in as little as 48 hours, producing unhealthy allergens and irritants. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can stop mold before it becomes a serious threat to your health.
  • You’ll Get Help Filing Your Insurance: The professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach will work with your insurance company so that you don’t have to. They’ll manage your paperwork and oversee the process from start to finish, making sure the process is as stress-free as possible for you.

Because they’re locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach cares about helping members of their community overcome storm, fire, and water damage as quickly as possible. Call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment, or learn more about their emergency cleaning services online.v

Why choose SERVPRO's St. Augustine location for all your restoration needs.

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why choose SERVPRO's St. Augustine location for all your restoration needs. Making a video highlighting how SERVPRO's stands out above rest in St. Augustine.

Florida is known for its sunshine and its glorious, heat-filled summer days. It’s also known for its storms, especially flash storms that can strike without warning and cause major damage; that summer heat makes conditions ripe for house fires. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is a locally-owned and operated company, and they’ve seen firsthand the kind of damage that can be caused by floods and fire. As a local company, they are wholeheartedly invested in the community, which is one of the many reasons you can put your trust and faith into their cleanup and restoration services.


As America’s oldest city, St. Augustine has a lot of landmarks and history to preserve, as do the great people of the city. That’s why SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine makes it their number one priority to help clients who have suffered water or fire damage. They provide a range of restoration and cleanup services, including water damage and storm damage restoration service, water extraction from floods and other mishaps, mold remediation, fire damage repair, and emergency cleaning services.


St. Augustine is also invested in supporting their own, and SERVPRO is not just a company located in St. Augustine, their team is made up of residents, homeowners, and homegrown Floridians, just like their clients. They treat customers like neighbors because they are neighbors. SERVPRO staff members have gone through storms and fires, just like their customers. They understand not just the hassle but the heartache. They make it their mission to help you through it, quickly, efficiently, and affordably, so life can get back to normal as soon as possible.


Providing stellar damage restoration and cleanup services to residents and businesses in the Greater St. Augustine area, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is ready to help you if you’re in need. To schedule an appointment, call (904) 429-4457. You can also visit their website to see a full list of their restoration and emergency cleanup services.

Commercial Damage Restoration by SERVPRO's St. Augustine Location

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Damage Restoration by SERVPRO's St. Augustine Location One of our trucks we playfully call "Boris" is out on a Commercial job downtown St. Augustine.

When a commercial building is in good condition, property managers won’t expect the slightest water leak in the ceiling to cause a major problem. However, an instantaneous pipe bursting can cause a catastrophe due to flooding. Water damage is a major issue and, if not properly handled, it can cause a building to have mold and a deteriorating structure due to water damage.

Here are three reasons to use SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in Florida to restore, clean, and repair commercial buildings after water damage:

  • Remove The Water Damage: To fix the situation in a timely manner, property owners hire professionals who specialize in water damage restoration to repair the structure, flooring, and any items that can be saved. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is here to help with water damage restoration and cleanup restoration.
  • Avoid Losing Business:When a flood happens, business owners aren’t prepared to close up shop and lose business over it. With this in mind, professionals who work closely with commercial restoration will help bring your businesses back up and running. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach offers cleaning services to help restore businesses and have them back up and running without major damage.
  • Prevent Further Damage: Water damage can cause an unpleasant odor; it also sinks into the walls and flooring causing discoloration and mold. Drying the area with excessive heat causes humidity to increase; this leads to bacteria. To prevent this, commercial businesses must act quickly as possible by calling an emergency cleaning service.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach’s services include water damage restoration, mold remediation, storm restoration, fire damage repair, and commercial cleaning services. Their professionals understand how important it is to fix an emergency situation and keep a business operating. To schedule an appointment, call them at (904) 429-4457.

A day in the life of SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. Part VI

5/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage A day in the life of SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. Part VI SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is faster to any size disaster with the most technologically advanced location in St. Johns County!

Sixth installment of our day in the life series. During this eventful day we visited the Vapor Shop, as the retail store reopened for business after extensive fire and smoke damage. Most of the cleaned contents are back on the shelves, there was some wine and chips and the SERVRO’s St. Augustine location is ecstatic to be able to assist this local St. Augustine business and have it back open in a short amount of time!

We then dropped in on one of our commercial cleanings projects – the St. Augustine Youth Center.  Drove out to residential fire damage (paint and seal stages), delivered supplies to a baseboard install at St. Augustine Beach home damaged by a flash flood from a nearby construction site, and finally visited one of our newer water damage projects in a brand World Golf Village neighborhood. 

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SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is much more than restoration!

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is much more than restoration! Ford Ranger truck on the tow truck, while on the north-bound ramp of 95 and State Road 16. #SERVPRO

It was a Friday, as our manager and crew chief were coming back from a fire and smoke damage restoration job a few exits down on 95 and turning onto State Road 16 something caught their eyes that was surreal. A vehicle hydroplaned and rolled over into a ditch full of water. It happened so fast, many passing by cars did not stop...They pulled over, our crew chief crossed four lanes of traffic, while the manager dialed 911. Long story short the driver was pulled out of the vehicle, while they both made the next appointment on time!!! 

Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we believe in giving back to the community in more ways than one. We try to be vigilant, we always operate with safety in mind, and we are always there to help! 904-429-4457. 

Vapor Shop Fire and Smoke Damage - full project report by SERVPRO.

5/8/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Vapor Shop Fire and Smoke Damage - full project report by SERVPRO. Contents moved back in! SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers full service restoration - from cleaning to putback and everything in between!

We have recently completed a big commercial fire and smoke damage restoration project in St. Augustine and put together this video highlighting all major steps of the project. 

The project took a little over two months to complete. First stage of the restoration project was to clean out all of the store’s contents. Vapor shop and Hookah lounge had thousands of small and medium sized glass pipes and other devices. 

During the content cleaning stages of the project more than 150 boxes were used, over a mile of bubble wrap and over 1000 man hours spent. 

As part of restoring the structureSERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach removed and replaced damaged drywall, installed new tile flooring, ceilings, HVAC system. Sealed the ceilings painted the entire structure and cleaned countless surfaces. 

Relax and enjoy this video. Need fire and/or smoke damage restoration estimate – call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach at 904-429-4457

Water Damage Restoration: How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Flooring

5/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration: How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Flooring Finally someone with some swagger!!! Rocking the SERVPRO Green in St. Augustine!

No matter what kind of flooring you have, it only takes a few hours for water damage to begin, starting a chain of events that could end with expensive repair bills. When a broken pipe or missing shingles pour water onto your carpet or hardwood flooring, time is of the essence. The water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach in Florida have some tips for mitigating the worst of the damage.

As soon as you discover standing water in your home, it's important to:

  • Stop The Flow: Whenever possible, you should immediately find the source of the water penetration and do what you can to stop or slow it down. If a pipe is broken, you may need to shut off water to the entire house; for a leaking roof, you might just have to wait out the storm.
  • Remove As Much Water As Possible: If the water penetrates down into the subflooring, the wood can warp and play home to dangerous mold growths. Open up all the windows, point fans outside, and soak up as much of the water as you can.
  • Call A Professional: In truth, a complete water damage restoration service requires the experience and specialized training of a professional; they can identify potential problems and prevent them from occurring in the future. This is especially true if your flooring suffered from exposure to contaminated water, which may render your home unsafe until the issue is dealt with.
  • No matter what kind of disaster you're dealing with, you can rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach to completely restore your home or commercial property to pristine condition. Call (904) 429-4457 to schedule a quote today.

Professional Water Damage Restoration in St. Augustine.

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Damage Restoration in St. Augustine. What's better than one St. Augustine SERVPRO truck?! Two St. Augustine SERVPRO trucks!!! 904-429-4457 - serving entire St. Johns County.

When your worst fears come true and your house is flooded, you may be tempted to react right away and frantically fight the mess yourself. However, things will turn out better in the long run if you call a company, such as SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, for emergency cleaning services.

Providing professional water damage restoration requires taking the right courses and becoming certified. That means many hours of classes or dedicated programs; this level of learning is not something you can just watch an online tutorial and pick up. Those who specialize in water extraction go through hands-on training so they can understand the science behind the process.

Once an emergency cleaning services team arrives at your house, the first thing they're going to do is assess the situation. Based on the amount of moisture, they will determine the water damage restoration techniques they need to use. This will speed up the water extraction and reduce the overall drying time. They will also do a thorough inspection and inform you of any safety issues, such as shock hazards or ventilation problems.

Water damage restoration experts are well-taught and able to adhere to industry standards. They will take careful steps to ensure successful drying, returning your rooms or belongings to the condition they were in before the incident. These skilled technicians will eliminate pathogens that could cause health concerns, remove unpleasant odors, and, ultimately, reduce your losses.

Don't place the burden of water damage restoration on yourself. Put the job in the trustworthy hands of SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. Their 24/7 emergency cleaning services are a more reliable and affordable method of water extraction. Call on them whenever you need water damage restoration at (904) 429-4457 or visit their website for more information about their services.

1969 Toyota Land Cruiser is the next SERVPRO truck?!

4/21/2016 (Permalink)

General 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser is the next SERVPRO truck?! What a beautiful Jeep!!!

So.....SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has grown, step by little step, and are in need of a new vehicle. As we were looking at several trucks, this beautiful 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser caught our attention!

St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine as a whole have certain Jeep culture, there are plenty of off-road trails and there are beach areas where off road vehicles are allowed. Although this was a gas version of this particular model (diesel is more desirable) we could not resist, and you guessed it…made a video!

Here is a brief history of this awesome Jeep. The Toyota J40 is the model designation for a Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series made from 1960 until 1984 (in Brazil, where it was known as the Toyota Bandeirante, it was made from 1968 until 2001). Most 40 series Land Cruisers were built as 2-door SUVs with slightly larger dimensions than a Jeep CJ.

The model was available as the FJ40 series (with F engines) and also BJ40/41/42 (short wheelbase), BJ43/44/46 (middle wheelbase) or HJ45/47 (long wheelbase) designation where it had a Diesel engine. Land Cruisers built in Brazil from 1968 to 1993 - with Mercedes-Benz engines - received OJ40/45 (OJ50/55 from 1973) series chassis codes and those built from 1994 to 2001 - with Toyota engines - have BJ50/55 series model codes.

Camachee Island fire before and after report

4/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Camachee Island fire before and after report Our techs wanted to show office the dry sponges work!!! St. Augustine rocks!

We have been super busy lately and have not had time to update our blog! 

First we will back track to the beginning of April and summarize our most recent fire restoration project - Camachee Island utility fire and smoke damage. 

Project was completed in a record amount of time for such an extensive scope - from contents, to specialty dry sponge treatment, to wiping, and sealing and there are bound to be details we are leaving behind - long story short, relax and enjoy this short video, which highlights the transformation.

Note the first portion of the video was made during the first day and the last, on the last day. The project was completed by two alternating crews (2 techs and a crew chief) and took an estimate 95 man hours to complete.

Crawl Space Mold Remediation and Restoration in St. Augustine.

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Crawl Space Mold Remediation and Restoration in St. Augustine. Local Restoration Heroes - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

Recently we completed a crawl space mold remediation project. One of our specialties here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is Mold Remediation and Restoration. 

Whether this is a water damage situation and the mold is visible or only suspected we have the technology and logistics in place to take on any job. Crawl space may mold may not be something other companies would take on, but we are always up for a challenging restoration assignment.

In this video we attempt to show what a crawl space mold remediation may involve as SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach performs it.

First step is to scope out the project, then the necessary tools and chemicals are gathered and moved into the crawl space. Once remediation begins all visible mold is removed via HEPA vacuuming, then the affected surface is treated with antibacterial and sealed. Typically takes 2 days to complete such a process.  

A day in the life of SERVPRO in St. Augustine - Part II

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Community A day in the life of SERVPRO in St. Augustine - Part II The beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach! It is pretty amazing how much St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the rest of St. Johns County have changed! #love

Second installment of our "A day in the life series". In this Video SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is attempting to showcase what a day in the life of a production manager at a SERVPRO location may look be like. 

During this particular day following tasks were completed - Picked up payment from our customer in Ponte Vedra Beach, visited the Vapor shop fire project to ensure ceiling install is as scheduled, performed a big smoke and fire damage estimate, completed a mold remediation estimate and a quick mold test, visited Camachee Island fire and smoke damage restoration site, there were some uneventful adjuster meetings as well...Here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we take customer engagement seriously and would like to hear from you. Let us know what type of videos you would like to see next - 904-429-4457. 

Employee appreciation cookout at SERVPRO's St. Augustine Warehouse.

4/10/2016 (Permalink)

Community Employee appreciation cookout at SERVPRO's St. Augustine Warehouse. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location held a cookout for its employees in St. Augustine.

We had a blast cooking and spending time with our crew. Checkout this short video of the festivities! 

We firmly believe in work hard and play harder philosophy. 

When all of our water damage, fire damage, mold and cleaning jobs are over - we relax and have fun. 

Warehouse cookouts is one of many things we with our work family and community. 

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is much more than a restoration company, we are active within our community in more ways than one:

We enjoy active mentoring. We have internship programs within our Marketing and Production departments. We volunteer with an opportunity presents itself. We support all major disasters that hit our area, both by providing restoration assistance and with financial donations. Finally we strive to assist our community in planning – by providing Emergency Ready Presentations and assisting in continuity plan designs. 

Emergency response to a flooding in St. Augustine.

4/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency response to a flooding in St. Augustine. We are here to serve St. Augustine communities in the time of Water Damage and other emergencies. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

SERVPRO's St. Augustine location responded to an emergency water damage and flooding in St. Augustine this Sunday. In this video we are attempting to demonstrate what goes into an emergency "after hours" response. At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we thoroughly prepare our staff, equipment and vehicles to provide a safe and fast response regardless of the hours!  

In this video we follow one of our “on call technicians” as they respond to an emergency water damage call. First, a technician has to drive his/her personal vehicle to our state of the art facility in St. Augustine. Then the video shows one of our water loss response vehicles getting readied for the response. We then drive out to the site of the damage, asses, educate, and finally remediate or begin the remediation process.  

Remember – all water damage must be professionally assessed and addressed. If you have water damage or have general questions regarding water damage restoration please call 904-429-4457 for a free estimate/consultation. 

A day in the life of SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

4/6/2016 (Permalink)

Community A day in the life of SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. One of our trucks out in St. Augustine!!! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - Premier restoration, recovery and reconstruction!

We made this video to showcase what a perfect day for SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach may be like...If only our days were this perfect!!!

Water Damage, Smoke Damage, or need a Mold Inspection/Remediation - 904-429-4457, here to help! 

Camachee Island storage facility fire and smoke damage - project by SERVPRO.

4/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Camachee Island storage facility fire and smoke damage - project by SERVPRO. The beautiful Cmachee Island Yacht Club. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is thrilled to assist in this fire and smoke damage restoration!

Guilty as charged! We are soooo behind on our updates!

Here is one of our latest fire damage restoration projects! Camachee Island storage facility caught fire a few weeks back. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were dispatched to evaluate the extent of fire and smoke damage (we had a video a few weeks back). 

We are thrilled to be making good progress! Follow the link for the video update and let us know what you think - 904-429-4457. 

Vapor Shop Fire in St. Augustine - update by SERVPRO.

4/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Vapor Shop Fire in St. Augustine - update by SERVPRO. Out trucks out on Vapor Fire Damage Restoration job in St. Augustine. Call Local SERVPRO for all Damage Restoration needs 904-429-4457.

We have been making great progress on one of our current fire damage restoration projects, and this one is huge! Big commercial space! 

Here is the latest video update! 

Damage Restoration services by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

4/3/2016 (Permalink)

Building Services Damage Restoration services by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. This is what it sounds like when the ducts cry - restoration in St. Augustine by SERVPRO!

We have been so busy here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach that we haven’t had a chance to post any recent updates…

Where do we start?! As St. Augustine and the rest of St. Johns County expands and grows there is a greater demand for restoration and cleaning services. We have been busy carpet cleaning, water damage restoring, mold remediating….anyway, you get the idea!

Notable milestones achieved by SERVPRO’s St. Augustine location – Finished most of our putback/construction work, began and finished quite a few impressive water damage restoration projects while implementing state of the art technological approach to drying, and finally completed content cleaning for one of the bigger jobs we were running the Vapor shop fire! So in a nutshell we have a lot to be proud of in March.

Looking forward to a productive April, we are currently running quite a few specials, please use our deals if you ever need our services, visit our website to find out more. Read what our customers say, watch a testimonial, finally call us!!! 904-429-4457

What to Do When You Need Storm Damage Restoration Services in St. Augustine and surrounding areas.

3/23/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do When You Need Storm Damage Restoration Services in St. Augustine and surrounding areas. 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. The team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in St. Augustine, FL, are the area’s premier water damage restorers and specialty cleaners. They can help you out when your property has been damaged in a storm.

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.

Whether 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.

Free Emergency Readiness reviews by SERPVRO's St. Augustine location.

3/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Free Emergency Readiness reviews by SERPVRO's St. Augustine location. One of our trucks out and about in St. Augustine, aka checking on all our damage restoration projects!

Do you know what to do in a Water Damage Emergency?

Do you know what takes place after a Fire in your home is put out?

Generally speaking, are you comfortable taking quick action when an emergency strikes?

If you answered ‘No’ to at least one of these questions, then this is the deal for you!!!

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is proud to announce yet another freebie!!! Our ERP – Emergency Ready Presentation, call to schedule yours today!!! 904-429-4457

These SERVPRO Apps (for smart devices) cannot be downloaded and have to be released by a SERVPRO representative. The app will contain such information as who to call and what to do in case of a Water or a Fire Damage emergency – it will lead you to the shutoff systems, emergency contacts, and safety measures. The ERP app is a must have for any property owner!

Call Today!!! 904-429-4457. Or find us on the web! SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

Long Term Water Damage turns into Mold Remediation in St. Augustine Beach. Report by SERVPRO.

3/20/2016 (Permalink)

General Long Term Water Damage turns into Mold Remediation in St. Augustine Beach. Report by SERVPRO. It simply doesn't matter where we find Water Damage or Mold Damage, we only specialize in one thing - Damage Restoration. Have Damage? Call SERVPRO!

We have shared details regarding the first part of this job (see wine cellar flood blog post) a few weeks back. Our technicians did not find any water damage as the result of the initial call, albeit they found some long term damage and possible mold contamination of one of the external walls. Obviously this is one of the family's favorite rooms and SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is excited to get this beautiful game room back healthy!  

We got caught up on most of our restoration projects over the last few weeks and finally made it back out to the "wine cellar and game room basement" house once more to establish the scope of our restoration work.

Follow the link to a short video, showcasing this beautiful basement and the before unseen water damage.

Before and After Video highlighting our Damage Restoration work in St. Augustine Part II!

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

General Before and After Video highlighting our Damage Restoration work in St. Augustine Part II! Picture taken while monitoring one of the Water Damage Restoration jobs in St. Augustine Beach.

We had such great response to our first “Before and After” slideshow that we immediately decided to put together Part II, using some of the more recent projects! 

When you keep going you do not quite realize how much work is being completed, but when you sit back and tally up photos, dry logs, and stories from each and every restoration project completed it is difficult to wrap your head around the volume of work completed in such a short time. 

It is pretty sad that this many families in St. Augustine and surrounding areas were unfortunate to experience severe damages, albeit SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were able to replace all the bad memories with the good! 

Some of the projects included:

Sewage Backup – downtown St. Augustine

Heavy Home Flood/Water Damage – St. Augustine Beach

Tile and Grout Cleaning – World Golf Village

Commercial Mold Restoration – undisclosed business in St. Augustine

Visit our YouTube channel for daily video updates! Checkout “Before and After” section on our site! 

Snoop Dogg "visits" Vapor Shop Fire Damage project in St. Augusitne!

3/17/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Snoop Dogg "visits" Vapor Shop Fire Damage project in St. Augusitne! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach getting assistance from SERVPRO of Jacksonville South on this Fire Damage project!

We are making great progress at our fire damage project in St. Augustine. 150 Boxes later, over a mile of bubble wrap and we are close to moving on to structure! 

We even had Snoop drop by to let us know how well we are doing!!! 

See for yourselves!!! Video update!!! Vapor Shop fire

Ponte Vedra Water Damage project update

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ponte Vedra Water Damage project update SERVPRO's St. Augustine location working on a Water Damaged home in Ponte Vedra.

Video update from day 4 of Ponte Vedra job! Typically on a day 4 of a water damage the following takes place:

  • Moisture readings are taken, both air and materials
  • Equipment removed as dry standard is achieved 
  • Equipment repositioned as needed to target areas that are still wet

Our primary goal is consumer education with respect to Water Damage Restoration in general, as well as specifics such as IICRC regulations and state of the art practices. If the disaster strikes - you should be aware of what good damage restoration looks like, regardless of who you decide to hire! 

SERVPRO located in St. Augustine builds a containment in a water damage to limit costs and demolition.

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO located in St. Augustine builds a containment in a water damage to limit costs and demolition. SERPVRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - built a containment as part of Water Damage Restoration to improve the dry out process!

Update from one of our recent jobs! 

Ponte Vedra Flood - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were dispatched over the weekend for a single family house flooding. We already wrote about this job via Social Media platforms we utilize, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel to get daily video updates! And now the interesting part! 

Our Technicians have decided to build a large containment (video) of the affected area to limit the following:

  • Financial loss - the fewer amount of air movers and DEHU's the less the cost of the claim. 
  • To target drying - when you focus on the affected area the drying goes faster - reducing the cost of the claim yet again!
  • To limit the noise. This particular family decided to stay in the home, which makes it a dreadful process. 6 mil film provides just the perfect noise block to make it bearable at night. 
  • Why do we do all that?! The answer is obvious - we care and we know what we are doing. Is not that who you would want on your next water damage restoration job? 

    SERVPRO's St. Augustine location - 904-429-4457

    Damage Restoration Professionals of St. Augustine - Local SERVPRO!

    3/14/2016 (Permalink)

    General Damage Restoration Professionals of St. Augustine - Local SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers full service restoration!

    Extra, extra! 

    As we continue to expand and add video content we came up with the idea of making a nice complement to our ever-growing before and after photo section by taking some of the recent before and after photos and compiling them into a video! 

    First ever Before and After Video!!!

    It is pretty amazing to look back at the volume of work we completed in the last few years. This photo is from one of our earlier water restoration jobs at a commercial site. 

    Give us a call for a free Damage Restoration estimate 904-429-4457.  One of our office professionals would be happy to discuss our services with you.

    If you would like to see more of our videos, follow us on YouTube!!! 

    Super Bowl 50 Water Damage - SERVPRO's final project update.

    3/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Super Bowl 50 Water Damage - SERVPRO's final project update. St. Augustine's local Damage Restoration Experts - SERVPRO!!!

    Final days of any project are bittersweet. The more time you spend on a project the more attached you become to it, albeit, it is very fulfilling to have a family move back into what they call home and receive it back Like It Never Even Happened! 

    Super Bowl 50 was played on February 7th, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were dispatched to the site of this Flood/Water Damage the very next day, so we referred to this project as the Super Bowl 50 flood, ever since and today we are proud to announce that this particular Water Damage project has been concluded! This World Golf Village (St. Augustine, Florida) home is beautiful again!  

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach finished the project in a record amount of time - 4 weeks. It took approximately 600 man hours to complete with an estimated total cost of 24k . 

    SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is much more than Full Service Restoration - we make things "Even Better Than Before The Damage Has Happened!" 

    Free estimates 904-429-4457.

    Now Hiring - all positions. 

    Follow the link:

    Project Video update - Water Damage during Super Bowl

    The word is out - SERVPRO in St. Augustine does Fire Damage Restoration better!

    3/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage The word is out - SERVPRO in St. Augustine does Fire Damage Restoration better! Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration should be left to St. Augustine Restoration experts at SERVPRO - 904-429-4457 Free estimates.

    We have been fortunate to assist several St. Augustine families in need of Fire Damage Restoration within the last few weeks. And whether by luck (or lack of it if you ask the customers) and referrals we are getting more and more calls daily for Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration estimates. 

    Here to help - SERVPRO's Fire Damage Estimate in St. Augustine! 

    Publix Green meets SERVPRO Green in St. Augustine

    3/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Publix Green meets SERVPRO Green in St. Augustine Publix makes some of the most delicious subs in North East Florida, while SERVPRO leads the Restoration field - match made in heaven, aka Old City!

    Everyone who has ever lived in North East Florida knows that some of the best subs are made by Publix deli. So we decided to take a video of our Publix subs!!!

    SERVPRO Green and Publix Green - match made in Heaven, aka St. Augustine!!! 

    Sub Video!!! 

    First time home buyers find mold in the crawl space of this St. Augustine home

    3/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation First time home buyers find mold in the crawl space of this St. Augustine home Mold Damage and in need of a Mold Inspection or estimate - call SERVPRO's St. Augustine location - 904-429-4457.

    Worry not - here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we have done several crawl space mold remediation jobs and know exactly what it would take to complete a job of this complexity. 

    Check out the video - very limited space! Heavy mold contamination!!! 

    Midnight House Flood in St. Augustine - SERVPRO is dispatched!

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Midnight House Flood in St. Augustine - SERVPRO is dispatched! What do SERVPRO and NASA have in common?! #rover!!! Free Estimates - 904-429-4457.

    Midnight flooding in St. Augustine 

    t was rewarding to see our "on call" crew spring into action at a very short notice when we received an afterhours emergency dispatch. A beautiful St. Augustine home was under a great deal of water. The toilet supply line broke and within hours this St. Augustine home had extensive water damage. SERVPRO's dispatch crew arrived to the scene of this water damage in less than 40 minutes. These levels of organization and professionalism are unheard of in St. Johns County's restoration industry. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is revolutionizing the restoration industry, one restoration job at a time. 

    Choose the Best Fire Damage Repair & Fire Restoration in St. Augustine

    3/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Choose the Best Fire Damage Repair & Fire Restoration in St. Augustine Fire and Smoke Damage?! Leave it to the experts at SERVPRO St. Augustine's location.

    If your home or business has recently experienced a disaster, you might be scrambling to figure out what to do next to restore your belongings and property. Fire damage can be particularly troublesome, especially if the damage is throughout your property. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is proud to be the local's choice for emergency cleaning services, including fire damage repair, mold remediation, and water damage restoration.

    The professionals at SERVPRO offer expert fire restoration, including these services:

    ·         First Steps After The Fire: The immediate moments following a disaster can be the most stressful. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach will arrive at your home or business on the same day of the event, regardless of the size of the fire. 

    ·         Expert Knowledge: Each member of the team is well-versed in all aspects of residential and commercial restoration. Whether it's upholstery damage, odor control, or smoke issues, they will quickly restore your property back to normal.

    ·         Restoration Method: SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is a locally-owned company with national resources. Their policy is to perform fire restoration first, before replacing every damaged item which can quickly rack up costs.

    ·         Personalized Service: All fire restoration situations are different so your fire damage repair service will be catered to your specific needs. Even if this means additional clean-up, managing insurance paperwork, or simply a friendly ear to listen to your concerns, SERVPRO will be there to help.

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach truly cares about the communities they serve and will work quickly after a fire to restore your property. Visit them online to find out more about their fire restoration and other emergency cleaning services, or give them a call at (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment.

    SERVPRO's Customer Testimonial in St. Augustine.

    3/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Community SERVPRO's Customer Testimonial in St. Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is the local source for all restoration needs!

    There is no secret we have happy customers in St. Augustine!!! Albeit, it was a challenge finding someone who was not camera shy. We are so glad Richard has agreed to do this for us! 

    Customer Testimonial in St. Augustine!

    So excited to share this with everyone, subscribe to our YouTube channel to get more video updates from SERVPRO in St. Augustine!!! 

    SERVPRO's YouTube channel

    Anatomy of Water Damage, by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

    3/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Anatomy of Water Damage, by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach brings superior damage restoration service closer to St. Augustine and it's surrounding ares!

    Experiencing a Water Damage (or any other damage) in your residence or business is one of the more stressful experiences anyone can go through. Often, your most valued asset/s are damaged, the scenes are chaotic, decisions must be quick and precise, and all desired outcomes depend on what happens next.

    Restoration industry in North Florida offers a great variety of companies, ranging from smaller ‘mom and pop’ type of operations such as Rainbow Restoration to bigger names such as SERVPRO and anything in between.  There are many advantages of hiring an established name in the damage restoration industry, here are just a few advantages SERVPRO offers over competition:

    ·         No job is too small or too big – if additional equipment is needed for commercial damage restoration projects we are able to leverage the vast network of SERVPRO franchises, as well as SERVPRO Strom Teams and Corporate headquarters in Gallatin, with a 24hr turnaround guarantee (equipment shipment)

    ·         Internal ability to develop customized chemicals – there are many chemicals in our arsenal readily available, albeit if a specialty solution is needed it can be prepared at SERVPRO’s chemical plant in Gallatin, Tn.

    ·         Established more than 50 years ago SERVPRO brand brings experience and knowhow unmatched in the restoration industry, i.e. - there are many established treatment protocols, well researched practices, state of the art equipment packages for franchises and well aligned back office support.  

    It really would take a separate essay to list all of the advantages SERVPRO brand offers in St. Augustine, but for the purpose of this argument we will stop with the above listed.

                    The choice is clear! In a Water Damage, Fire Damage, Mold Remediation, or any other Restoration need St. Augustine residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. In addition to all of the so called brand attributes SERVPRO’s St. Augustine location offers the following advantages over competition and even other SERVPRO locations:

    ·         IICRC certified technicians – in short IICRC is an entity that regulates damage restoration, not all restoration companies have IICRC certified technicians, we do

    ·         Technicians who handle multiple aspects of damage restoration and even reconstruction, which allows them to be versatile and provide an insight into damage remediation that typically cannot come from a “one trick pony” type of technicians, many restoration outlets rely on specialty tasking

    ·         Most technologically advanced infrastructure and equipment in St. Augustine and the entire St. Johns County.

    ·         Strategic location that allows SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach to provide timely response, aka be “Faster to Any Size Disaster”!

    These are just a few advantages you can expect from SERVPRO located in St. Augustine – superior staff, infrastructure, and location simply elevates us above the rest. Greater – I’m afraid we are.

                    When a need for Damage Restoration service arises, and it is typically sudden, many crucial decisions must be made in an instant. Knowing which restoration company to use must not be one of them – make calling SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach synonymous with calling 911 in an emergency – there is simply no other choice in St. Augustine and St. Johns County as a whole. 904-429-4457!

    SERVPRO's St. Augustine location - growing pains.

    3/5/2016 (Permalink)

    General SERVPRO's St. Augustine location - growing pains. SERVPRO in St. Augustine provides top quality restoration - 904-429-4457, free estimates and Mold Inspections!!!

    With growth, come growing pains. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beachopened its doors a little over six months ago and the amount of growth this SERVPRO location experienced is tremendous. As SERVPRO in St. Augustine is taking on several extensive Damage Restoration jobs the need to expand infrastructure and staff increases. is where we are began to experience the most challenges in our early quest of market domination and is the main topic of our post. We are always looking to share our experiences with our customers

    In the past month we have taken on several challenging projects, ranging from full house floods to full house fires, with big and small cleanings in between. The influx of business created an immediate need to increase certified staff, or so we thought. We have had several qualified candidates lined up from prior contacts and after all offers were accepted our staff additions joined up with the rest of SERVPRO of Greater/St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach's team. Albeit, all of these additions ended up leaving or terminated before spending any considerable amount of time in their positions. Which put SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach’s staff under a great deal of pressure.

    The technician hired to assist on all construction related projects embellished qualifications and based on the quality and volume of work was removed after 2 days in the position. Second technician brought in to participate on the rebuild side of the business was somewhat an improvement, although still did not meet our quality and urgency standards and was released. Finally our newly hired restoration technician who had a little over a year of industry related experience (that’s typically a lot less than what we would normally accept) received an offer from the company he began his career with and left after one week of work and calling out the next. All of that turnover put SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach under a great deal of pressure, it took a massive effort to keep up with all of the commitments and deliver quality.

    It could probably take several pages to describe what kind of maneuvering it took to navigate through this attrition, all while taking on emergency Water Damage jobs, Commercial Fire Damages, and emergency cleanings in St. Augustine, Palm Coast and Daytona Beach areas. But it is time to reflect on what we have learned.

    In addition to IICRC certifications the rest of our core technicians are demolition experts and are utilized on construction related projects. What we found out is that hiring technicians from other restoration companies or even other SERVPRO locations puts us at a disadvantage as these prospects usually have very limited expertise and are attached to performing processes a certain way, all while without any proof from IICRC or other related resources. This brought us to a new hiring strategy - not to bring anyone with restoration certifications or prior restoration experience and instead bring qualified individuals with extensive construction background. As construction is more involved, teaching someone how to setup air movement becomes an easy task, teaching them to do it the SEVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach way (the best way of course) becomes invaluable.

    It is much easier to bring someone on with experience, but when a candidate brings sense of decency, loyalty and fairness, no IICRC certification can match that! When your goal is to dominate Damage Restoration in St. Augustine and all surrounding zip codes you cannot travel on a well paved road, you make your own highway!

    Yet another simple example of how SERVPO's St. Augustine location is able to adapt, adjust, overcome diversity, and learn all while providing superior full service restoration and emergency services to our neighbors and friends in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra, and the rest of St. John's County! 

    Local Business catches fire in St. Augustine.

    3/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Local Business catches fire in St. Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers full service restoration in St. Augustine. Free estimates - 904-429-4457.

    Local Vapor shop is shutdown for business for a few weeks while SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach works to restore the soot damage this fire has caused. Local heroes are trusted again with getting one of the local business back from fire damage. This is a second large commercial project SERVPRO takes on in as many months in St. Augustine. It is a great honor to take part in restoring one of our own and getting them back on track as soon as possible!

    From Fire and Water Damage to Cleaning, SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is the answer!!! 904-429-4457.

    Update from a Fire Damage job by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

    3/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Update from a Fire Damage job by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. All Fire Damage must be professionally restored. Here at SERVPRO in St. Augustine we are proud to be Certified Fire Damage experts!

    Latest video update from a Fire Damage project SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is currently working on. 

    This short video illustrates the following steps in Fire Damage removal process:

    1. Wipe down. All soot accumulated on walls, ceilings and other surfaces must be removed. Typically that is one of the first steps in Fire Damage remediation, following debris removal of course. Once the wipe down is complete, smoke damage will be reevaluated and the structure may be repainted.

    2. This is an older structure, like most of St. Augustine buildings around down town. In the 50's and 60's it was common to use plaster and many other materials and steps that no longer performed in the trade. One example of that in the video is the textured ceilings. It would be too much of a job to remove all that plaster and since plaster is a solid material we are able to use some of SERVPRO's patented chemicals to remove smoke and fire damage from this St. Augustine home. 

    3. It may take multiple applications to get the heavy soot off around the duct registers. 

    If you have any questions or in need of a consultation on Damage Restoration, give us a call 904-429-4457. 

    Local Smoke and Vapor shop goes up in flames in St. Augustine!

    3/2/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Local Smoke and Vapor shop goes up in flames in St. Augustine! Local business is shut down due to fire damage. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is quick to help!

    No, really! Not the kind of flames you would expect from the title, but neverthless. Small electrical fire caused a substantial amount of soot and fire damage in this local business. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach are currently in the assesment stages of the project. As we make progress we will post videos, before and after, and other type of updates. 

    You can see the heavy sooting from the blog photo.

    904-429-4457 Free Damage Restoration estimates. 

    Mold Remediation and Cleaning estimates by SERVPRO in St. Augustine!

    3/2/2016 (Permalink)

    General Mold Remediation and Cleaning estimates by SERVPRO in St. Augustine! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - out and about, estimating!!! Mold Remediation, Water Damage, Fire Damage - we do it all!

    Out driving through beatiful St. Augustine streets! Conducting Mold Remediation and Cleaning estiamtes for our residents. What a beatiful day! 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine

    Water Damaged tile removal by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    3/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damaged tile removal by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Water Damaged materials must be removed! SERVPRO in St. Augustine knows all things restoration!

    Today we began the demolition phase of a Water Damage project we have been on for some time now. 

    When tile is installed over vinyl flooring it must be removed, as older vinyl has paper backing and will not dry out without removal of all water damaged materials. 

    Tile removal!!!

    SERVRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is a team sponsor!!!

    2/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Community SERVRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is a team sponsor!!! SERVPRO in St. Augustine is active in the local communities!

    Another Adult BASL season is underway! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is proud to provide sponsorship to a local adult team! 

    One of many ways we give back to the community! Checkout this short video from their first game! 

    Wine Cellar and Game room Flood - SERVPRO in St. Augustine knows how!

    2/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Wine Cellar and Game room Flood - SERVPRO in St. Augustine knows how! SERVPRO in St. Augustine has an edge over it's competitors - give us a call and find out how! 904-429-4457

    Wine Cellar water damage is one of the most trickiest and the Wine is kept in high humidity. High humidity keeps Wine Corks moist and air tight. Before any drying can take place, all wine has to be moved. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has the expertise to handle any job!

    Wine Cellar Video. 

    St. Augustine Beach Flood! SERVPRO in St. Augustine hired to help!

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage St. Augustine Beach Flood! SERVPRO in St. Augustine hired to help! Setting up Rescue Mats!!! Most Technologically advanced Hard Floor water damage saving system. SERVPRO in St. Augustine has the system in stock!!!

    The video demonstrates what takes place during the first day of a typical house flood or water damage. Our first response vehicle arrives in under 30 minutes to all emergency water damage calls during business hours. Our highly experienced techs assess the situation, put together a game plan, advise stakeholders, and finish initial setup.  All that typically takes around 3 hours. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company, however our primary goal is to save all materials!!! We are the only restoration company in St. Johns County with the Rescue Mat system in stock. As you can see in the video the system is used to save hardwood flooring.

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine - revolutionizes restoration industry one job at a time! 

    Restoration Cleaning in St. Augustine by local SERVPRO location.

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Restoration Cleaning in St. Augustine by local SERVPRO location. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is the local source for all Restoration needs - upholstery cleaning?! WE DO IT!!!

    We have a specialty cleaning crew equipped with most technologically advanced cleaning equipment, available on the market, dedicated to our Cleaning projects only.  Here is a short video from a recent job they have completed in St. Augustine, restoring the upholstery of some antique pieces. 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers a wider range of services – from Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning to Fire and Water Damage Restoration – we have what it takes!

    Cleaning Video!

    Free cleaning estimates - give us a shout at 904-429-4457! 

    Quick write-up on what you need to know about Mold by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Quick write-up on what you need to know about Mold by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Mold must be removed by professionals, while any general contractor can replace drywall, not everyone can remediate mold property - Call SERVPRO!!!

    Extra, extra!!! Fresh off the presses another Nersay article, highlighting danger of Mold and SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach's Mold Remediation services. 

    Great Read!

    Testimonial Video from a happy customer by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Testimonial Video from a happy customer by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Damage Restoration made better by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Our goal is to create happy customers!!!

    We finally found a customer who agreed to go on camera and talk about his experience with SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. 

    Every single customer we have completed work for so far has been happy with the quality of work and service levels. However, finding someone who was not camera shy was a challenge. 

    Richard was ecstatic with the service he received from SERVPRO located in St. Augustine when he discovered water damage in his St. Augustine home. He said, "yes" to a testimonial video shoot right away and after a few weeks of planning we finally have our first testimonial video!

    This behind the scenes version - just to give you an idea how it went down! LOL. The full, professionally edited version will be posted later this week. Please come back!

    Testimonial - create happy customers! 

    Sewage Backup, Water Damage, all in St. Augustine all saved by SERVPRO!!!

    2/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Sewage Backup, Water Damage, all in St. Augustine all saved by SERVPRO!!! SERVPRO located in St. Augustine has the most technologically advanced restoration equipment in St. Johns County. There is not a job we cannot do!

    Our latest job and....you guessed it! New video!!!

    When Sewage backup and subsequent Water Damage made this St. Augustine home unbearable to stay in SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were called out to this single family residence on Saturday.

    Faster to any size disaster - Now SERVPRO is located in St. Augustine.

    As we are demonstrating in the video the action was swift and targeted. We removed all contamination via hard surface cleaning and set our equipment in an effort to dry all of the affected materials. Carpeting in Category 3 Water Damage cannot be saved and was removed.

    Fire Damage Phase I - Demolition, SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

    2/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Phase I - Demolition, SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has the logistics in place to take on any projects - Fire Damage, no problem!

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were recently hired to restore a badly damaged St. Augustine home. An intruder set the bedroom of this home on fire, in the process causing a great deal of fire damage. 

    Entire project will take months to complete, this video captures some of the demolition work during phase I. Come back for more updates. 

    Free Fire Damage Estimates by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location - 904-429-4457. 

    Mold Air Testing in a St. Augustine Business by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Air Testing in a St. Augustine Business by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Mold Testing by SERVPRO located in St. Augustine - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach!

    In Florida, as part of any Mold Remediation process independent Mold Air testing and Clearance testing must be performed. In this short video we have captured our Air Testing vendor - H2H performing  a clearance test on a project SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach finished last week. We have years of Mold Remediation experience backed by IICRC certifications! Call 904-429-4457 for a free Mold Inspection.

    Mold Testing

    Fire Damage Restoration update from St. Augustine, by SERVPRO!

    2/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration update from St. Augustine, by SERVPRO! With time soot gets harder to wipe down. It is important to address all Fire Damage professionally, as soon as possible! 904-429-4457 free estimates.

    There are several Fire Damage Restoration projects SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has begun in February. Some of these have long term fire damage and have not been professionally addressed until now. It is very important to hire a professional to restore all Fire Damage. Call SERVPRO professionals in St. Augustine 904-429-4457 for a free fire remediation estimate! 

    Fire Damage Cleanup in St. Augustine by SERVPRO.

    2/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in St. Augustine by SERVPRO. Look at the difference - SERVPRO in St. Augustine knows Fire Damage Restoration! Free Estimates 904-429-4457.

    We recently began several Fire Damage Restoration projects. Check out this first video - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach knows all Damage Restoration! 

    SERVPRO Fire Damage Cleanup

    Biohazard Cleanup in St. Augustine by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

    2/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Biohazard Cleanup in St. Augustine by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. Biohazard Cleanup is one of our specialties here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach!

    When you think restoration mainly Water and Fire Damage come to mind, but there are many other forms of restoration work we perform here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. Mold Remediation and Category 3 contamination are two main causes for biohazard damage. In this video we have captured the beginning stages of a Biohazard cleanup job we have started. We take safety seriously and you can see our techs are taking their time to ensure full protection. Give us a call for a free estimate 904-429-4457!

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine does Biohazard

    Water Damage Last day - Super Bowl Day Project by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Last day - Super Bowl Day Project by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. All equipment gets decontaminated in our St. Augustine warehouse, practice that is not followed by some restoration companies. SERVPRO way!

    Everything is dry!!! Our last day video. The putback project will take weeks to completed, come back for more videos and before and after photos. 

    We have saved most of the materials in this house, albeit the extent of the water damage permanently ruined kitchen cabinetry, flooring in all of the bedrooms and both bathrooms. 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine is a proven Water Damage Restoration expert.

    2/13/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO in St. Augustine is a proven Water Damage Restoration expert. St. Augustine Golf and Country Club - Water Damage. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers full service Restoration.

    When others fail, SERVPRO in St. Augustine finds a way!

    When this St. Augustine Golf and Country Club resident could not find a company or a handy man service to repair leaks in his window he did not know who to turn to. He searched for Water Damage Restoration companies on Google and Bing and decided to call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. He later said, it just felt right. 

    SERVPRO exceeded all expectations! The price, quality, attention to detail, and of course establishing the source of the Water Damage and repairing it! Jack could not say enough good things! Every time a SERVPRO commercial came on TV, he came out and confirmed that SERVPRO located in St. Augustine does make things "Like they never even happened". 

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is the only SERVPRO physically located in St. Augustine. We service St. Johns County, including Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine Beach, Nocatee, World Golf Village - #greater! 904-429-4457 – free estimates for water and fire damage, free mold remediation consultations/inspections. 

    Water Damage Day 1 - Super Bowl Day Project by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Day 1 - Super Bowl Day Project by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Water Damage during Super Bowl in St. Augustine! There is a local SERVPRO in St. Johns County now, faster to any size disaster!

    Day 1 Video - Super Bowl Water Damage

    What you see in this video is day 1 after we arrived to this World Golf Village home (Super Bowl 50 Sunday). Video shows equipment placement, which in turn may seem intimidating as there is a lot of it, however this home was under inches of water for a number of hours. Walls are textured in this St. Augustine home and we wanted to do everything possible to minimize the amount of demolition. 

    All Water Damage must be professionally addressed. Removing flooding waters with a shop vacuum is simply not the right solution, not the solution that will prevent further damage. Give restoration experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach a call for a free consultation! 904-429-4457

    Yes, SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers both Residential and Commercial services!

    2/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Yes, SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers both Residential and Commercial services! SERVPRO in St. Augustine's van at a Commercial Restoration site, working after business hours to ensure business revenue is not impacted.

    At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we believe that in order to serve St. Johns County's communities to the fullest a restoration company must not only offer a full spectrum of restoration work but also be able to run projects of any size simultaneously. When we take on commercial projects we ensure the business hours have the least amount of impact and as such we sometimes perform remediation work after business hours. 

    Super Bowl is fun and games, until you discover Water Damage - SERVPRO in St. Augustine is quick to react!

    2/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Super Bowl is fun and games, until you discover Water Damage - SERVPRO in St. Augustine is quick to react! Water Damage strikes this St. Augustine home during Super Bowl 50 (#SB50). SERVPRO in St. Augustine springs into action! Water Damage is no match!

    While most of the Country was captivated by the NFL spectacle, Super Bowl 50, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach received an emergency Water Damage call. This World Golf Village home in St. Augustine needed our help, due to full house flood! SERVPRO in St. Augustine sprang into action in no time. The video was taken a few hours after the arrival, what you see is staged equipment, removed flooring, still some standing water, but the SERVPRO heroes are here to help! Making Water Damage in St. Augustine like it never even happened.

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach Water Damage Video.  

    Mold Remediation by SERVPRO - yes we do Mold too!!!

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Mold Remediation by SERVPRO - yes we do Mold too!!! St. Augustine Mold Remediation experts - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. 904-429-4457 - free Mold Inspections/Estimates.

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach Mold HEPA

    When you are working on a Mold Remediation project, HEPA vacuuming of all hard surfaces is one of the first steps. Video captures SERVPRO's tech performing this task, using one of our backpack HEPA vacuums. Do not try this at home!!! Call St. Augustine Restoration experts at SERVPRO!!! 

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - 3 customer cases!

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach - 3 customer cases! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach makes restoration easy - as it should be!

    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:

    • The week after Christmas, 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.

    Nearsay Article about SERVPRO located in St. Augustine

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine makes Restoration easy!

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO in St. Augustine makes Restoration easy! Water Damage Restoration made easy by local experts - SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    Our latest Water Damage Video!

    SERVPRO makes restoration easy in St. Augustine

    What you see in the video is containment, built out of 6mil plastic to ensure targeted drying. When dealing with a big area that is mostly not affected, it is important to maximize the drying within the affected materials. We are strongly against loading up rooms with equipment; instead we contain the affected area. As an added bonus that limits the equipment noise! Life is too complicated and water damages are too stressful, so here at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we make restoration easy! 904-429-445, free estimates.

    Fire Damage - Call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach!

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage - Call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach! SERVPRO located in St. Augustine knows all things restoration!

    One of our big Fire Damage projects. First things first - let's get these windows boarded up!!! 

    Entire project is scheduled to for approximately 4 weeks, come back for updates and more videos!!! 

    Fire Damage meet Water Damage. SERVPRO in St. Augustine engage!!!

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fire Damage meet Water Damage. SERVPRO in St. Augustine engage!!! Fire Damage, Water Damage - not important! SERVPRO in St. Augustine makes it better than before it even happened.

    As if extensive Fire Damage was not enough, when SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach arrived to this Jullington Creek home new extent of damages was discovered - roof leak. Before SERVPRO had a chance to begin Fire Damage Restoration, the extent of Water Damage needed to be evaluated and the scope of the scheduled Restoration work adjusted accordingly. 

    Water Damage from AC Handler in St. Augustine.

    2/3/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage from AC Handler in St. Augustine. Water Damage from HVAC system in this St. Augustine home. SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

    One of many new and complex projects we have started this week. Water Damage from HVAC system, turned into Mold Remediation, followed by Mold Clearance Inspection. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers a wide range of Restoration Services. 904-429-4457. 

    Using advanced technology in Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration in St. Augustine.

    2/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Using advanced technology in Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration in St. Augustine. Mold Remediation, finishing the project with some targeted heat and dehumidification - SERVPRO way!

    We do not typically recommend using over-the-counter Water Damage remediation equipment, such as Dehumidifiers and Fans, however we are guilty to leveraging such appliances in RV and Boat Mold Remediation. Compact size and light weight allow us targeted placement which in turn maximizes our results, all while saving time and money for all of the stakeholders. SERVPRO located in St. Augustine prides on utilizing most advanced techniques and technologies available in today's Damage Restoration Industry. 

    Mold Remediation in St. Augustine, SERVPRO style!

    2/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in St. Augustine, SERVPRO style! Any Damage Restoration job will present you with surprises, but SERVPRO in St. Augustine takes on any challenge with a smile!

    When we run into a situation at a job site, we get creative to solve any issues. Take a look at the photo - we have the truck mount, the generator, and the air compressor going at the same time. Mold Remediation is not a game, you want a company that knows how to do the job right and has the tools and the knowhow in place to complete all work with quality. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach knows all things restoration! 

    Mold Spores, Boats, SERVPRO and all of that action is here in St. Augustine

    2/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Spores, Boats, SERVPRO and all of that action is here in St. Augustine Floor boards show signs of heavy Mold Growth. SERVPRO located in St. Augustine offers free Mold inspections, estimates, and consultations.

    It is very important to professionally resolve any Water Damage situation. The main latch on this boat was left open for a few months. It is hard to believe that this much mold could grow in a matter of a few months but this is very typical in a Water Damage situation. When things are not properly dried out and over the counter equipment is used, such as shop vacuums, etc. without professionally graded meters it is easy to miss moisture. Call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for a Water Damage, Mold Damage, or any other Restoration consultation. 904-429-4457 - we offer free estimates. 

    More from the Boat Mold Remediation in St. Augustine.

    2/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard More from the Boat Mold Remediation in St. Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach's Tech is loading up our Box truck with the boat's contents - off to store in our warehouse.

    The Boat Mold Remediation project turned out to be much more involved than what we originally estimated. Thankfully the adjuster agreed with the expanded scope. It often happens in a Mold Remediation or any Damage Remediation work that a problem is discovered after all work has begun. We suppose that could be true about anything, but this Mold job turned into a Content Manipulation job, which later turned into Water Extraction, and Content Storage...I think we should stop there. 

    Commercial Mold Remediation by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    2/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Commercial Mold Remediation by SERVPRO in St. Augustine. Commercial Mold Remediation by SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. 904-429-4457 - free Mold Inspection/Estimates.

    Whether it is residential or commercial Mold Remediation SERVPRO keeps a large inventory of required chemicals and equipment to perform a Mold Remediation job of any size. From Boat and RV mold (see our earlier blog entries) to Commercial Mold job we are scheduled to begin this week - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is here to serve St. Johns County residents. 

    Storm or Water Damage, SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers much more than Restoration.

    1/31/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Storm or Water Damage, SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers much more than Restoration. SERVPRO's technicians from our construction dedicated teams working on Water Damage Remediation project in St. Augustine.

    We have posted vidoes and photos from this job while we were working on this water damaged home in St. Augustine. Now that we are finished 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 particulary the flooring install by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine subfloor project complete video

    Quality Reconstruction meets brand Restoration in SERVPRO, located in St. Augustine.

    1/31/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services Quality Reconstruction meets brand Restoration in SERVPRO, located in St. Augustine. After restoration SERVPRO was hired to perform tile install and as usual we have met and exceeded expectations.

    This tile work will make most flooring specialty companies jealous! We stand behind our work and deliver at most quality regardless of what type of services we deliver. Whether it is our core business - Damage Restoration or many other services we offer, such as Mold Remediation, Damage Reconstruction, Commercial Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, etc., we guarantee satisfaction and stand behind our work.

    Bio and Mold Cleaning and Restoration for homes and beyond! SERVPRO's St. Augustine location.

    1/31/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Bio and Mold Cleaning and Restoration for homes and beyond! SERVPRO's St. Augustine location. These boats may be big, but the SERVPRO brand has never been bigger in St. John's county. We offer Free Mold Estimates/Visual Inspections!

    Our marketing vehicle out at a ship yard performing Mold Remediation estimates. Like a gladiator in a coliseum - ready for anything! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach offers free Mold Remediation estimates, we use several licensed Mold Inspectors and perform visual inspections as well. 904-429-4457 - No need to live around mold, we offer affordable solutions for a wide range of Mold Remediation needs. 

    Fire damage in the kitchen of this St. Augustine home.

    1/31/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire damage in the kitchen of this St. Augustine home. Fire damage in this St. Augustine home's kitchen. SERVPRO in St. Augustine estimates a few days to complete the cleaning part of this project.

    Thankfully what you see in the picture is the worst of this fire damage! This stove fire was quickly put out by the alert home owners, which limited the damage. However, there is plenty of soot to wipe down and things to restore. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is the local restoration and reconstruction specialist. 

    Mold Remediation by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

    1/30/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation by SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach. "Fire bird" in action. Drying out cabinets after all Mold Remediation work was finished. SERVPRO located in St. Augustine has the technological edge!

    We are not afraid to try new techniques in restoration! When heavy Mold contamination was discovered by boat owners they were left stranded, without a place to stay. Their beloved boat was burglarized, the thieves left the main latch open. After a lengthy exposure, entire boat was contaminated with Mold. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach was hired to perform remediation. Just like with any job there were obstacles! Fear not, SERVPRO in St. Augustine has all Mold Remediation answers! 

    RV and Boat Mold - SERVPRO located in St. Augustine is here to help - we provide free estimates.

    1/30/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard RV and Boat Mold - SERVPRO located in St. Augustine is here to help - we provide free estimates. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach's fleet at Green Cove Springs Marina. We make Mold disappear! 904-429-4457

    Boat Mold meets St. Augustine SERVPRO heros!!! We remediate mold where we find it!

    From Water Damage to Paint, full spectrum restoration by SERVPRO located in St. Augustine is found useful by local residents.

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    General From Water Damage to Paint, full spectrum restoration by SERVPRO located in St. Augustine is found useful by local residents. Much more than damage restoration - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach strives to accommodate customers during water damage remediation process. When our customers decide a change of color or flooring materials – we say “no problem”. In the photo you see us changing colors in this St. Augustine home, after we restored it from water damage. With SERVPRO's location now in St. Augustine, quick emergency services meet full service restoration, all at affordable prices and all local!!! 

    Cat knows what's good for her - SERVPRO in St. Augustine!

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Cat knows what's good for her - SERVPRO in St. Augustine! Even cats know when it comes to Damage Restoration SERVPRO located in St. Augustine is the best!!!

    While we were uploading pictures from a job site, this cat decided to find out more about SERVPRO in St. Augustine! She must've heard all the buzz around newest SERVPRO location. 

    Mold Remediation by SERVPRO located in St. Augustine

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Mold Remediation by SERVPRO located in St. Augustine Mold Contamination is serious - SERVPRO located in St. Augustine knows Mold Remediation better than competition.

    Part of any mold job, if the mold contamination is isolated to an area in a house or a structure, is to setup up a containment to ensure Mold Contamination doesn't spread. You see in this photo one of our techs is setting up a vanity containment, while SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach works to remediate this moldy bathroom. 

    Fire Damage in St. Augustine home. SERVPRO's completed remediation estimate.

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage in St. Augustine home. SERVPRO's completed remediation estimate. Fire Damaged bathroom in this St. Augustine home. SERVPRO in St. Augustine offers full service restoration.

    One more photo from a fire site in St. Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach were called out to put together complete fire damage remediation and reconstruction estimate. 

    Fire Damaged home in St. Augustine, Florida.

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damaged home in St. Augustine, Florida. Photo shows devastation fire caused in this St. Augustine home. SERVPRO has the expertise to handle any fire damage in St. Johns County.

    SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach got called out on another fire in a St. Augustine home today. Project of this scope could take weeks to complete. 

    SERVPRO located in St. Augustine offers top quality Carpet Cleaning

    1/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning SERVPRO located in St. Augustine offers top quality Carpet Cleaning Our van equipped with a powerful truck mounted unit! Commercial quality cleaning offered in St. Augustine by a national brand - SERVPRO.

    It is true our specialty is restoration! But many forget that carpet cleaning IS restoration! We offer the most competitive prices in St. Johns County on full house carpet cleaning, give us a chance to earn your business with a free estimate. 904-429-445.

    House failed inspection due to Mold contamination - SERVPRO located in St. Augustine has the answers.

    1/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard House failed inspection due to Mold contamination - SERVPRO located in St. Augustine has the answers. Great looking home, easy layout, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach will make it like it never even happened, yet again!

    Property management hired SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for Mold Remediation of this property after it failed the home inspection. SERVPRO located in St. Augustine knows all things restoration - Mold Remediation, we got it!!! 

    Extensive Fire Damaged Home in St. Augustine, SERVPRO's on the scene.

    1/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Extensive Fire Damaged Home in St. Augustine, SERVPRO's on the scene. SERVPRO was quickly dispatched to this St. Augustine home after it was damaged by a large blaze. SERVPRO opened with St. Augustine location in 2015.

    Fire ravaged this small home in St. Augustine. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is St. Augustine's Fire Restoration leader, bringing in more than 18 years of remediation experience (combined Damage Restoration experience of our full time techs). 

    Reconstruction - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is one stop restoration!

    1/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services Reconstruction - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach is one stop restoration! Emergency damage restoration meets quality full service with SERVPRO in St. Augustine, Fl.

    Much more than Damage Restorer!!! The photo shows off our tile work!!! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine offers much more than restoration! 

    Carpet Cleaning in St. Augustine

    1/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Carpet Cleaning in St. Augustine Photo shows before and after Carpet Cleaning by SERVPRO in St. Augustine.

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach does more than Damage Restoration - Carpet Cleaning - we have the most technologically advanced equipment in St. Johns County!!!

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine does carpet cleaning

    RV and Boat Mold Removal - SERVPRO in St. Augustine is here to help!

    1/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard RV and Boat Mold Removal - SERVPRO in St. Augustine is here to help! St. Johns River, State Road 16 bridge, SERVPRO in St. Augustine is Greater for a reason - we cover the entire St. Johns County!

    On the way to Green Cove Springs Marina for a Mold Remediation estimate. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach provides free RV and Boat Mold Remediation and Removal inspections and estimates! 

    No big deal, running around doing Mold Inspections/Estimates in Vilano Beach, Fl.

    1/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation No big deal, running around doing Mold Inspections/Estimates in Vilano Beach, Fl. Vilano Beach, Florida, SEVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is out on Mold Remediation Inspection! Keeping St. Augustine Mold free!

    While we are searching out a new marketing rep, our marketing car provides clean and economical transportation for our GM. In the photo you see it in Vilano Beach, performing a Mold Remediation estimate. We work only with trusted names in the mold business (to perform Mold Inspections), such as H2H and MoldSpec. 

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach offers free mold visual inspections. If we are unable to determine the source, we refer to the most trusted names in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. 

    Content Storage by SERVPRO in St. Augustine

    1/24/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Content Storage by SERVPRO 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. 

    Support local Businesses in St. Augustine

    1/24/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Support local Businesses in St. Augustine SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach promotes local businesses in St. Augustine and the entire St. Johns County.

    When we have time for an actual lunch we always try to select a smaller, local venue. Frankly big companies also employ local workers and thus put money into St. John's economy, but we still feel very sympathetic to smaller businesses. This is a local cafe, within 5 minutes of our shop. Back 40 Urban Cafe - give them a try, you will not be disappointed! 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine continues Water Damage and Restoration education

    1/24/2016 (Permalink)

    Community SERVPRO in St. Augustine continues Water Damage and Restoration education When natural wood floors are damaged by water, most of the time all materials can be saved using the rescue mat system. SERVPRO, now in St. Augustine.

    Photo shows Advanced Structural Drying technique from ASD class our owner attended in October of 2015. This certification is not normally required to operate a Restoration company, but here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach we are always looking for ways to improve. The equipment you see is generally referred to as "rescue mats" they provide suction needed to remove moisture from wooden flooring and apply warm air to expedite the process. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach has the full system readily available in our St. Augustine warehouse. Give us a call for a free estimate 904-429-4457. 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine - subfloor removal and reconstruction/putback

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO in St. Augustine - subfloor removal and reconstruction/putback In some cases, in a water damage situation, it is best to remove damaged materials. SERVPRO in St. Augustine are demolition experts.

    Short video from one of our job sites - subfloor removal, we described this job earlier in our blog.

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine - Water Damaged subfloor removal

    Mold Remediation in St. Augustine

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in St. Augustine Our industrial air scrubber. We always use air scrubbers during mold remediation to remove any air contamination. SERVPRO knows the way!

    Well...it's more like running up the stairs than a remediation video, but we still want to share!!! 

    Mold Restoration in St Augustine by SERVPRO

    SERVPO's own drone in St. Augustine

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Community SERVPO's own drone in St. Augustine SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is flying its drone in St. Augustine's beautiful skies!!!

    Beautiful skies, why not fly our drone outside to ensure we have the proper angle for roof damage inspections!!! SERVPRO has the most technologically location in North East Florida in SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach - always looking for an edge in Damage Restoration Services. 

    Damage Restoration in St. Augusitne, Fl.

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Damage Restoration in St. Augusitne, Fl. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach plans out every damage remediation job carefully - timely deliveries are a must!

    Often we run into situations when managing multiple projects, where some of our equipment has to be shared and small things, such as replacement filters are needed. Making important logistical deliveries ensures timely completion of all damage remediation and restoration projects! The photo shows one of such deliveries to a SERVPRO's job site in St. Augustine. 

    Always learning to better restoration in St. Augustine

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    General Always learning to better restoration in St. Augustine Water damaged utility room and one of SERVPRO's electrical cords braided by our customer. SERVPRO's brand is hot in St. Augustine!

    Our customer, who has construction background showed us how to braid an electrical cord and make it super easy to transport and store! We thought this was the greatest idea ever! Here at SERVPRO located in St. Augustine we are always in search of ideas, processes, and technology that will allow us an edge over the competition. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is truly #greatER than the competition! Experience the difference. 

    Reconstruction after Water Damage in St. Johns, Fl.

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services Reconstruction after Water Damage in St. Johns, Fl. Our crew chief is taking careful measurements as she is directing the reconstruction/putback project in this water damaged St. Johns home.

    When performing reconstruction/putback services SERVPRO's St. Augustine location is all about taking time to do the job right. After all, we not only “Make it like it never even happened”, we strive to make it better than before it happened!!! That could be our new, personable to St. Augustine tag line - Make it even better than before it happened - SERVPRO does damage remediation and reconstruction in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and the rest of St. Johns County! 904-429-4457. 

    Restoration and Reconstruction by SERVPRO in St. Augustine

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    General Restoration and Reconstruction by SERVPRO in St. Augustine Photo shows a great corner cut. SERVPRO in St. Augustine knows all things restoration and reconstruction.

    We do not usually install flooring, however we have the skills to do so if needed, such as on this commercial project. Time was vital and to get a flooring contractor scheduled would take weeks. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach were hired to perform the install - job that was completed above expectations. 

    Mold Remediation in progress at this St. Augustine condo

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in progress at this St. Augustine condo Our van out on a job at this beautiful St. Augustine condo complex. Proud to service St. Johns county and provide fast and quality 24/7 services.

    Notice the weather!!! Man it was gloomy that day, but that did not stop local heroes from SERVPRO in St Augustine. Job was started and completed on time. This St Augustine Beach condo is mold free again!!! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is proud to bring the SERVPRO brand closer to the Old City's Beaches. As St. Johns County grows, so does St Augustine and in a case of an emergency we cannot afford to wait for someone out of Jacksonville. There are many restoration companies with bogus "locations" in St Augustine that often show up in Google searches, however we are the only SERVPRO located in St. Augustine. 1761 Dobbs Rd #106, 32084 - Faster to any size disaster than anyone else in St. John's County. 

    Cleaning Services by SERVPRO in St. Augustine

    1/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Cleaning Services by SERVPRO in St. Augustine After these rugs were removed from water damaged homes in St Augustine and Ponte Vedra, they were restored by SERVPRO St. Augustine's location.

    Whether it is maintenance cleaning or cleaning out water-damaged contents SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach offers a wide range of services. No job is too big or too small, from a simple light clean to Oriental rug restoration we have the technology and the knowhow. Call us for a free estimate or simply email us using "contact" feature of our website. 904-429-4457, SERVPRO is in 30284, since 2015!  

    Cleaning in St Augustine by SERVPRO

    1/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Cleaning in St Augustine by SERVPRO SERVPRO in St Augustine offers top notch cleaning to Old City residents at great prices and delivered with superior quality

    Rug cleaning video!!! We do onsite rug cleaning - best prices in town. Give SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach a try and we will not disapoint! 

    904-429-4457

    SERVPRO in St Augustine does cleaning

    It's all about that base, that that base!!! SERVPRO in St Augustine makes restoration easy!

    1/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage It's all about that base, that that base!!! SERVPRO in St Augustine makes restoration easy! Baseboards are going back on! Most exciting time for our customers during water damage, the end is near! SERVPRO in St Augustine delivers again!

    We have said it many times, but we keep hearing it from our customers all the time - everyone is excited we are able to offer full service restoration. We provide quotes and you decide. Most of our clients are finding out that having one company do all the work is much more convenient and having it all completed with top notch quality does not hurt either. 

    SERVPRO in St. Augustine cares!

    1/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services SERVPRO in St. Augustine cares! Water Damage Restoration is full service in St Augustine with SERVPRO

    Photo illustrates how we go above and beyond in our constant quest to make all of our customers happy! Our crew chief is laying on the floor, under a utility sink to ensure all baseboards are caulked up properly. 

    Commercial Construction after Water Damage and Mold remediation by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    1/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services Commercial Construction after Water Damage and Mold remediation by SERVPRO in St Augustine First day inside the containment - working out the strategy! SERVPRO in St Augustine knows all things restoration

    Another version of a short video we put out a few days ago highlighting our basic construction abilities. We do not normally perform small drywall work, however this particular business could not afford any space loss. The business needed to be open throughout the process as well. All the work you see in the video was conducted inside a containment designed and built by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach. We agreed to perform all this "customized" drywall work to make it easier for the business owners to continue running their business. After all, they are not in a business of searching out contractors for more than a dozen things that needed to be done. 

    SERVPRO in St Augustine - more than just water damage

    Heavy contamination in St Augustine residence

    1/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Heavy contamination in St Augustine residence Mold Remediation in progress - SERVPRO in St Augustine knows how.

    Biohazard or Mold we take safety and visual evidence seriously. The photo shows one of our techs, dressed in full PPE taking visual evidence at a job site in St Augustine. 

    Water damage strikes this St Augustine business

    1/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Water damage strikes this St Augustine business Our saw at work - installing floor at a commercial job in St Augustine. SERVPRO in St Augustine does flooring too!

    When you are a business owner you know how important it is to stay open and continue to bring in revenue. When something devastating, such as water damage strikes, it is difficult to quickly line up all of the needed services, such as: remediation, construction, and cleaning just to name a few. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company, meaning we can do all those things, all while we keep your business open. 904-429-4457. 

    Water damage, wet crawl space and subfloor in St Augustine Beach

    1/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water damage, wet crawl space and subfloor in St Augustine Beach Moisture level readings of the 4x2. Some restoration companies ignore the details, not the SERVPRO located in St Augustine!

    Water damage comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes. In this St Augustine Beach home SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach had to remove the flooring, then the subfloor just to get to the busted pipe. Then careful readings had to be taken to ensure proper drying and accurate dry standard. 

    Water Damage no match for SERVPRO's expertise - made local in St Augustine

    1/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Water Damage no match for SERVPRO's expertise - made local in St Augustine After this business discovered water damage in their offices, they were thankful SERVPRO in St Augustine offers full service restoration!

    When it comes to Water Damage restoration SERVPRO in St Augustine - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach offers full restoration services. We bid on the entire project and let our clients decide what they would like to hire us for, besides water damage drying and removal jobs. Video shows off basic construction work we sometimes perform on our commercial projects - drywall and paint!!! visit other parts of our website for more project related info. let us know what you think! 

    Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Air testing for mold - local business in St Augustine

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Air testing for mold - local business in St Augustine Air sample containers, during a mold inspection in this local St Augustine business. SERVPRO in St Augustine is a full service restoration location!

    Mold remediation jobs include many different steps - one of the first steps (right after you call SERVPRO in St Augustine) is to hire a mold inspector. Here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach we have relationships with several mold inspectors. 

    Full Service - yes we are! 

    Trust SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach with your mold remediation needs

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Trust SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach with your mold remediation needs Mold spores at one of our commercial jobs - SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Of course we are partial, but we think this is a great read!!! Hahaha

    SERVPRO in St Augustine knows mold

    Using a Hammer Probe in Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Using a Hammer Probe in Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St Augustine Our Crew Chief is taking a reading with Hammer Probe device - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

    Check out this short video demonstrating the use of Hammer Probe as part of water damage restoration process. Many restoration companies use non-penetrating meters only, however here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach we utilize all of the latest tools to ensure the quality of our water damage remediation is the highest. 

    Hammer Probe by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    SERVPRO in St Augustine takes safety seriously

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial SERVPRO in St Augustine takes safety seriously Proper signage is a must on any commercial or residential restoration project. SERVPRO in St Augustine doesn't take shortcuts!

    Safety first!!! We always make sure our customer and employee safety comes first. Putting proper signage is just one example how SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach exercises proper safety routines. Photo shows a containment built at a commercial project with proper signs displayed where everyone can see them. 

    Using Drone technology in damage restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    General Using Drone technology in damage restoration by SERVPRO in St. Augustine Drone flight. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach has the most technologically advanced warehouse in St Augustine and entire St Johns!

    Photo shows our drone flying in our technologically advanced warehouse in St Augustine, on Dobbs Rd. We have gotten so good at flying this thing! Can't wait to use it on a project - roof damage, hard to reach areas - no problem, SERVPRO in St Augustine is drone friendly! 

    Check out our YouTube channel, for drone flight and damage restoration videos! 

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach YouTube channel

    SERVPRO in St Augustine has the logistics in place to support our city in any size disaster.

    1/17/2016 (Permalink)

    General SERVPRO in St Augustine has the logistics in place to support our city in any size disaster. Our fleet during a busy day, we all came back to the shop at the same time which presented us with a good photo opportunity - SERVPRO in St Augustine

    St Augustine and St Johns County have grown tremendously in the past few years and it seems like we are only getting started. SERVPRO in St Augustine is a full service restoration company. We have unprecedented technological advantage over the competition and with a location right in the heart of the Old City we are just 30 minutes away. Emergency services made better by SERVPRO in St Augustine. 

    Restoration Experts, SERVPRO in St Augustine provide helpful tips to avoid water and other type of damage.

    1/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Restoration Experts, SERVPRO in St Augustine provide helpful tips to avoid water and other type of damage. Picture shows a car in St Augustine covered with ice just two days after record breaking highs. Follow SERVPRO in St Augustine to get helpful tips!!!

    North East Florida has a unique climate. This year we went from 80's to freezing temperatures in a matter of days. Here at SERVPRO in St Augustine we provide helpful tips and weather updates on our website and Social Media platforms in an effort to educate our customers and prevent some of the "preventable" damages from happening. Give us a call to find out more! 904-429-4457

    Commercial Mold Damage Restoration in St Augustine made better by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine

    1/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Mold Damage Restoration in St Augustine made better by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine SERVPRO in St Augustine offers full service restoration - from drying to putback you do not have to hire anyone else!

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine is the number one local source for jobs of any size. Commercial loss - no problem. We do full service restoration so you do not have to deal with multiple contractors - we do it all for you! Photo shows wall putback - insulation/drywall work. 

    We truly make things Greater in St Augustine!

    Full Service restoration in St Augustine goes beyond actual restoration work!

    1/12/2016 (Permalink)

    General Full Service restoration in St Augustine goes beyond actual restoration work! Meeting adjuster we happen to work with on several water damages in St Augustine area. SERVPRO is her in the St John

    When our customers go through a water damage/loss situation we understand how stressful it can be, so we go above and beyond by taking away the stress of meeting the insurance adjusters and working out all of the details associated with water damage remediation and reconstruction. We do it so you do not have to!!! 

    No one does restoration better in St Augustine - water damage, fire loss, mold, or simply carpet and upholstery cleaning SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach stands above rest. 

    Commercial Mold Remediation/Restoration in St Augustine

    1/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Mold Remediation/Restoration in St Augustine Building a solid containment is the first and one of the most important steps in mold remediation/restoration - Call SERVPRO in St Augustine!

    Follow link to our YouTube channel for this containment build video. The purpose of the video is to demonstrate one of the more important steps in proper commercial mold remediation - containment setup. While disturbing mold contaminated materials, mold gets airborne and it is important not to let it out into the rest of the space, especially if the air test came back clean before any remediation began. 

    SERVPRO in St Augustine Mold Experts

    Big or small, we do it all - SERVPRO in St Augustine. 

    When drying out a water damaged structure - equipment placement is vital. Flooded home in Ponte Vedra

    1/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage When drying out a water damaged structure - equipment placement is vital. Flooded home in Ponte Vedra Equipment placement is vital in a water damage situation. Hire experts from SERVPRO in St Augustine - we know how to get the job done!!!

    Water spread quickly through this beautiful Ponte Vedra home. Photo shows one of the affected areas of the home. We were able to save all tile flooring and drywall in this home. Laminate flooring cannot be saved. It was removed shorty after this photo was taken.  

    Emergency services made closer to St Augustine Beach by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    1/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Emergency services made closer to St Augustine Beach by SERVPRO in St Augustine Containment of the affected area while water damage is dried out. SERVPRO in St Augustine.

    Photo shows a containment built to prevent the spreading of airborne bacteria during a mold remediation and water damage drying job performed by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach. 

    After drying was complete, all affected drywall was removed and carpets reinstalled. We recommended and got the adjustor's approval to perform thermo-fogging of the entire condo. 

    If we had to select one type of business we are in, among many tasks we perform, it would be the business of making customers happy. #CHC

    SERVPRO in St Augustine, servicing Ponte Vedra Beach

    1/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Community SERVPRO in St Augustine, servicing Ponte Vedra Beach Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - photo taken by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach.

    SERVPRO in St Augustine loves and does all things local - everytime we have a job in Ponte Vedra we always enjoy seeing these familiar neon lights!!! What a great venue! 

    Drying equipment in a very tight area - SERVPRO in St Augustine knows how!

    1/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Drying equipment in a very tight area - SERVPRO in St Augustine knows how! Water damaged bathroom right after demo and equipment placement. SERVPRO in St Augustine are the local restoration experts.

    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 market with technologically superior tools readily available to St Johns county residents. In a water damage emergency give us a call, we are only minutes away!

    Drying equipment placement

    SERVPRO in St Augustine improves quality of building services in St Augustine Beach

    1/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Building Services SERVPRO in St Augustine improves quality of building services in St Augustine Beach SERVPRO in St Augustine in action! This Crescent Beach condo flooded as a result of improper AC discharge, resulting in extensive category 3 damage.

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is the first physical SERVPRO location in the Old City. Such remote areas as Crescent Beach in the past would have to wait for over two hours for any emergency service to come, from either Jacksonville, Palatka, or Daytona. With SERVPRO in St Augustine, our service guarantee for the entire city of St Augustine, St Augustine Beach, and Crescent Beach is on the job arrival within 30 minutes of the service call. One more reason to hire SERVPRO in St Augustine for any and all cleaning needs - 904-429-4457. Always remember to look at our trucks, no matter what you are told - If it ain't rolling on SERVPRO orange wheels, it doesn't come from St Augustine! #LOCAL

    Car upholstery cleaning by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    1/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Car upholstery cleaning by SERVPRO in St Augustine Car interior restoration in the most technologically restoration facility in St Johns County, courtesy of SERVPRO located in St Augustine.

    SERVPRO's brand allows us to offer quite a few services to St Augustine residents. Affordable car interior restoration is just one of them! We also perform RV and Boat biohazard and Mold restoration! 

    Give us an opportunity to earn your business and learn how SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine is truly greater than the competition! 

    Mold Remediation by SERVPRO's St Augustine Location

    1/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation by SERVPRO's St Augustine Location Mold Remediation is now local with the new and only SERVPRO located in St Augustine as of 2015.

    One of our techs thinks he is a doing a "biohazard Nixon"!!! Too funny! 

    On a serious note - if you suspect any mold issues or would like to receive a free assessment do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO in St Augustine at 904-429-4457 and remember, while we may not be the only SERVPRO covering St Johns county, we are the only SERVPRO location in St Augustine! Do local and you won't wait around all day for us to come! 

    3 Reasons to use SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine for all commercial restoration services

    1/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial 3 Reasons to use SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine for all commercial restoration services Commercial services are only a few minutes away (hint, we won't come from Jacksonville) with SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Short article to highlight our qualifications for all commercial restoration services. 

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

    Commercial water damage in St Augustine

    1/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial water damage in St Augustine SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine plays an active role in the community in more ways than one.

    Here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine we work hard to give back to the community in many different ways. When this local business discovered water damage during holidays - busy time of the year, SERVPRO crew worked after hours to ensure this business stays open. 

    SERVPRO in St Augustine - setting a trend

    1/4/2016 (Permalink)

    General SERVPRO in St Augustine - setting a trend SERVPRO orange is the new black! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is the only SERVPRO physically located in St Augustine.

    SERVPRO orange is the new black!!! We distinguished all our vehicles with orange wheels. If it ain't rolling on orange, it didn't come from St Augustine, simple as that. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is the only SERVPRO physically located in St Augustine. 

    AC leak - Water Damage in a St Augustine Beach Condo

    1/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage AC leak - Water Damage in a St Augustine Beach Condo 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

    So Fresh and So Clean is the only way SERVPRO does carpet cleaning in St Augustine!

    12/29/2015 (Permalink)

    Cleaning So Fresh and So Clean is the only way SERVPRO does carpet cleaning in St Augustine! Carpet Cleaning by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Wide range of services offered by the SERVPRO in St Augustine - from damage restration to basic carpet cleaning! Give us a shout at 904-429-4457.

    SERVPRO in St Augustine cares

    12/29/2015 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage SERVPRO in St Augustine cares Fire Damage - made preventable by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    This is an example of Holiday tips we run on our social media platforms.

    Throwing out the tree? Remember to never put any part of a tree - especially dry ones - near the fireplace. To dispose of it properly, take it to a recycling location or make sure it's picked up by the appropriate service.

    Our goal is to not only restore your things to pre-damaged conditions, but to educate St Augustine community with an ultimate goal of preventing desiasters. Catch us up on social media for more helpful tips, neat articles, and our own corky updates. 

    Our Facebook account

    Water Damage Restoration and Reconstruction in St Augustine

    12/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Building Services Water Damage Restoration and Reconstruction in St Augustine Our warehouse, is the most technologically advanced in St Augustine and the entire St Johns County.

    Finally our long awaited reconstruction video, aka "water damage part II". 

    Water Damage Part II

    Let us know what you think! 

    Fire Damage Restoration and Reconstruction in St Augustine

    12/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration and Reconstruction in St Augustine Fire damaged St Augustine residence - no one was injured in the fire.

    Older home + faulty electrical system = deadly fire. Pictures from this particular job are difficult to look at.... devastation. Thankfully no one was injured in this St Augustine home. Complete demolition will follow by full restoration, entire project will take months to complete. SERVPRO in St Augustine offers full service restoration, no need to shop around for separate vendors! Fire restoration made easy by SERVPRO's St Augustine location. 

    SERVPRO in St Augustine takes on any job!

    12/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial SERVPRO in St Augustine takes on any job! Commercial Generators deliverable to SERVPRO in St Augustine within 24 hours if needed. We have 10k generators in stock.

    Commercial Storm loss - no problem. No flood waters can match up to SERVPRO's logistical capabilities. In the photo you can see industrial generators available to SERVPRO's St Augustine location at a moment’s notice! No water damage is devastating enough for SERVPRO's capabilities - Like it never even happened®, big or small! 

    Fire damaged two story home in St Augustine.

    12/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire damaged two story home in St Augustine. Two story home caught fire in St Augustine - faulty electrical system is determined to be the cause.

    When disaster, like electrical fire, strikes you want a knowledgeable expert guiding you throughout the restoration process. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach located in the heart of the Old City is the local restoration and reconstruction expert. In the photo you see our marketing car at the job site. If the marketing car is available we use it to perform estimates and deliveries to the job site. 

    Flooded home in St Augustine

    12/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Flooded home in St Augustine Carpet Padding being removed after a home flooded in St Augustine. SERVPRO in St Augustine knows all things restoration and reconstruction.

    While performing water damage and flood remediation in homes where there is carpet, all affected padding must be removed. In the picture you see rare Nike padding - we make sure there is visual evidence of all removed and replaced materials which in turn allows us to get all these nuances approved through claims. We work directly with claims so that you do not have to. This is just one example how SERVPRO located in St Augustine goes above and beyond for our customers. 

    Local SERVPRO in St Augustine

    12/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Local SERVPRO in St Augustine SERVPRO in St Augustine spends a lot of effort meeting folks in the community.

    We love getting out and meeting local business managers and owners. Getting to meet everyone in the community is something that we spend a lot of effort on. We feel that to truly serve St Augustine Community we must get to know everyone better! In the photo you see one of our trucks on a marketing stop at the famous Casa Monica Hotel.

    Commercial Damage Restoration in St Augustine is now local

    12/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Damage Restoration in St Augustine is now local SERVPRO in St Augustine takes on both - commercial and residential projects. Restoration made easy in the Old City!

    Whether commercial or residential - SERVPRO in St Augustine is ready to help. Blog Photo is from a job we had a few months ago, with all our trucks out on jobs we used our marketing car to assist in monitoring this water damage at a big condo project in St Augustine Beach. 

    Using advanced technology in restoration, SERVPRO, St Augustine Location

    12/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial Using advanced technology in restoration, SERVPRO, St Augustine Location Damage Restoration services made better by the SERVPRO in St Augustine (1761 Dobbs Rd #103, St Augustine, Florida 32084)

    We are learning how to fly our drone, and more so learning how to use this advanced technology in damage restoration. Here at SERVPRO in St Augustine we are always looking for ways to improve what we do. The only thing that is constant is growth, only then you are the best at what you do. 

    Warehouse drone flight...a little shaky but we are getting better and if there is roof storm damage to inspect in St Augustine - SERVPRO will be ready! 

    SERVPRO in St Augustine is Drone friendly

    Water Damage Restoration (example of containment) in St Augustine

    12/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Building Services Water Damage Restoration (example of containment) in St Augustine SERVPRO located in St Augustine is the most technologically advanced restoration location in St Johns county!

    Photo demonstrates how in certain situations we are able to separate large water damaged sections to allow for targeted dehumidification! As part of this particular job we saved 50k worth of hardwood flooring flooded after a fish tank leak on the second floor of this St Augustine Beach home. 

    Storm Damage - SERVPRO in St Augustine is ready!

    12/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Storm Damage - SERVPRO in St Augustine is ready! SERVPRO in St Augustine has technologically advanced, cutting edge equipment to make any job seem easy.

    10k generator we purchased during cyber Monday sales. Not only it will allow us to run large amount of equipment in a storm situation, it is perfect for some of the RV and Boat mold remediation jobs we often perform! Make SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach your ultimate source for all restoration needs! Give us a call to schedule a free estimate - (904)429-4457

    Commercial Biohazard experts in St Augustine

    12/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Commercial Biohazard experts in St Augustine Photo from a fuel spill in St Augustine. SERVPRO's brand is now local!

    We have the experience and ability cleanup heavy diesel fuel contamination on commercial scale. Whether it is a huge commercial loss or a small biohazard cleanup SERVPRO's technicians are now located in St Augustine. Give us a call for any biohazard cleanup needs including mold remediation!  

    Storm Damage - SERVPRO is here in St Augustine now!

    12/25/2015 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Storm Damage - SERVPRO is here in St Augustine now! high moisture drywall readings in this St Augustine home, caused by a flood.

    External floods can be quite damaging. In the picture you can see one of many moisture-measuring meters we utilize on water damage jobs. The photo was taken in October, in this beautiful St Augustine Beach first floor condo. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is located locally off 207 and US1 and is faster to any local disaster. SERVPRO's logistical capabilities and cutting edge restoration technology is now local! 

    Fire Damage Restoration of this St Augustine home

    12/25/2015 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration of this St Augustine home Contents being stored at SERVPRO's St Augustine Location. Our warehouse is equipped with real-time monitoring systems for added security.

    When there is heavy soot as a result of a fire you want your things professionally restored. Blog picture shows content storage by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach. Our technologically advanced warehouse is equipped to store multiple houses at the same time! Content handling (restoration, storage, and delivery) is one of our specialties at the St Augustine SERVPRO location. 

    Local restoration made better in St Augustine

    12/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Local restoration made better in St Augustine St Augustine SERVPRO location runs many interesting Social Media campaigns that range from safety to promotion of all things local!

    #12DaysofSafety Social Medial campaign is just one of many examples how SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is giving back to the community. Whether it’s a simple social media update, over-delivery, or volunteering - we are a part of this community! 

    Storm Flooded Condo in St Augustine

    12/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Storm Flooded Condo in St Augustine Storm Flooding brought external debris and sand into this St Augustine Condominium.

    A faulty fountain caused havoc in this St Augustine community. The photo shows external sand and debris that traveled through drywall!!! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach quickly responded to the water damage call and within a week completed all restoration/remediation work. Our “Before and after” section highlights the difference we are able to make in a flood/water damage situation. All our services come with price match and satisfaction guarantee. Here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach we work tirelessly to be better than competition. 

    We are not just a restoration company - we are your local restoration company in St Augustine

    12/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Community We are not just a restoration company - we are your local restoration company in St Augustine SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a big Jaguar fan and we are not afraid to show it!

    We are proud of our community and support all things local! Whether it comes to assiting St Augustine residents during a flood or after a fire damage or simply providing carpet cleaning services we always demonstrate support and commitment. In the picture you see the latest Jaguar fan on our staff! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company that is rootted in the community!

    Local Source for all Mold and Biohazard restoration in St Augustine

    12/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Local Source for all Mold and Biohazard restoration in St Augustine Mold Remediation in St Augustine by SERVPRO

    Mold on a boat - no problem. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach are ready to provide restoration expertise no matter how difficult or contaminated condition may be. Restoration industry made greatER in St Augustine. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2NhcT4QGNE

    Stay on our YouTube channel for more vidoes!!! Follow us on social media #spoldcity. 

    Carpet Cleaning in St Augustine - only better

    12/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Building Services Carpet Cleaning in St Augustine - only better State of the art carpet cleaning equipment by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine (we have both truck mounted and portable units)

    A Series of commercial projects we are currently running! Carpet cleaning in St Augustine has been raised to a new level of quality and customer service with SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine. 

    Storm and Flood damage in St Augustine

    12/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Storm and Flood damage in St Augustine High water moisture readings - SERVPRO of GREATER ST AUGUSTINE ENGAGE!!!

    When the owners of this St Augustine condo flew in for holidays they were in for a nasty surprise. Flood waters found their way in (first floor) and cause a lot of water damage. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine were fast on the scene and no water damage can match up to the expertise on hand! "Like it never even happened."

    Remediation Experts in St Augustine - technological edge

    12/17/2015 (Permalink)

    General Remediation Experts in St Augustine - technological edge SERVPROs state of the art tools - located in the heart of the Old City off US1 and SR207

    We were lucky to find a drone equipped with camera during Cyber Monday for a very reasonable price of $38. We are frugal, what can we say! But on a serious note, we will use this cheap model to learn how to fly a drone and more so - learn how to utilize a drone in Restoration. Whether it is a hard to reach area or simply an overhead on the job instructional video, we are studying ways to fully utilize modern technology and in the process improve restoration and water remediation in St Augustine! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29fLc93vYZU

    SERVPRO's gettin' hot in the Old City! 

    Commercial Carpet Cleaning in St Augustine

    12/17/2015 (Permalink)

    Building Services Commercial Carpet Cleaning in St Augustine Commercial Building services performed by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

    The word is getting out!!! SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is excited to offer building/commercial sercies to our local condo and appartment projects. We started a series of big commercial projects in St Augustine, come back for more on the job videos and before and after photos. We are always looking to share our expertise and invite feedback. 

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for Your Damage Restoration Services

    12/11/2015 (Permalink)

    General Why Choose SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach for Your Damage Restoration Services David - much like the rest of the staff at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach, is a Restoration Expert

    Check out this great article written about our location!

    Why Choose SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Mold Remediation Ponte Vedra by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    12/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Ponte Vedra by SERVPRO in St Augustine Ceiling containment and Commercial Air Scrubbing (HEPA) equipment to remove any airborne mold - Ponte Vedra, Florida. SERVPRO covering St Johns County

    When this Ponte Vedra home needed emergency mold containment SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine had the needed expertise and urgency to deliver. Family was able to remain in the house during the holidays and was thankful for many things, including SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine who were there when they were needed! 

    Water Damage Local Experts in St Augustine. SERVPRO in St Augustine is IICRC certified

    12/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Local Experts in St Augustine. SERVPRO in St Augustine is IICRC certified Saturated Walls = Flood cut! SERVPRO in St Augustine is IICRC certified and is recommended by all local adjusters.

    When this family discovered overflown toilet on Sunday morning during the Thanksgiving weekend they were stressed and worried. They found SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine's FaceBook page and were thoroughly impressed with the educational posts and videos regarding remediation processes. It was exciting to find someone who appreciated our forward thinking approach to remediation work. Here is a new remediation video, part I.

    Water Damage Remediation - What to expect on the first day (SERVPRO in St Augustine)

    Hotel Meth Lab in St Augustine, biohazard cleanup

    11/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Hotel Meth Lab in St Augustine, biohazard cleanup Meth lab cleanup! SERVPRO in St Augustine are the Biohazard cleanup experts in St Johns county.

    When some restoration companies decline "smaller" jobs or overprice one-off situations, such as meth lab cleanup SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine gets excited. All our jobs come competitively priced, with price match guarantee. We are excited to offer our expertise, regardless of whether we get hired or not. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a local restoration expert specializing in all biohazard cleanup needs in St Augustine and surrounding areas. 

    DEMO!!! Water Remediation work by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    11/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage DEMO!!! Water Remediation work by SERVPRO in St Augustine National Call Center - where a lot of emergency (including water damage) calls are received daily. SERVPRO in St Augustine is only 30 minutes away!

    In our industry that's what we call demolition. In this short video our crew chief Starr is removing manufactured wood flooring that is not salvageable. 

    DEMO - SERVPRO in St Augustine!

    let us know what you think! 

    SERVPRO Museum brought to St Augustine

    11/23/2015 (Permalink)

    General SERVPRO Museum brought to St Augustine We continue to evolve! SERVPRO in St Augustine is the restoration industry’s innovator!

    We enjoy visiting Gallatin and SERVPRO's national headquarters and the training center. One of our favorite sections of the building is SERVPRO's museum - check out one of the museum pictures we took. If you would like to see more, check out our Social Medial pages. We are on more than 15 different platforms. Do not hesitate to provide us with feedback and/or let us know what you would like to see within our blog! Thank you!!! 

    Water Damage Remediation in St Augustine

    11/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Remediation in St Augustine Local through and through - owned and operated by a long time resident. We love St Augustine! SERVPRO's brand is now in St Augustine

    We put together this basic video using still photos we took at job sites to illustrate what a water damage remediation looks like as it is performed by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine. 

    Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    Comeback to our blog for new videos (they may or may not be in HD next time!)

    Support Local Businesses in St Augustine, Ponte Vedra and St Johns

    11/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Support Local Businesses in St Augustine, Ponte Vedra and St Johns Love. SERVPRO's brand is getting hot in St Augustine!

    We are proud to bring SERVPRO brand to St Augustine and the rest of St Johns County with a first ever, most technologically advanced facility in the county. We do not need to rely on Jacksonville and restoration companies that only exploit our market for lucrative water jobs any longer. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine is a full service restoration company where no job is too big or too small. Check out our customer testimonials, we have not received anything lower than an 8 within our 10 point surveys (30+ jobs and running) on questions pertaining to Customer Service, Quality, and Follow Through. Experience the difference - GREATER, we dwarf all competition. What competition?

    Bringing SERVPRO to St Augustine

    11/19/2015 (Permalink)

    General Bringing SERVPRO to St Augustine Scrapbook Video by SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

    Our journey video (link below) we put together this summer, before we opened doors in August. We service St. Augustine and surrounding communities. #greatER 

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach

    Who you gonna call? Ghost Busters? SERVPRO are the mold mitigation experts in St Augustine

    11/17/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Who you gonna call? Ghost Busters? SERVPRO are the mold mitigation experts in St Augustine External Mold Remediation performed by SERVPRO in St Augustine. SERVPRO's brand now comes with 30 minute arrival guarantee.

    When St Augustine Beach home failed home inspection this long time resident did not know whom to turn to. Small crawl space, even smaller opening, external mold, sandy and tough to navigate conditions. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach delivered yet again. State of the art of equipment, experience, and logistical capabilities and the crawl space is mold free. Ghost Busters are other restoration companies out of Jacksonville who only exploit St Augustine market for lucrative water jobs, but the game has changed. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company that takes on any job! 

    St Augustine Beach - Water Damage

    11/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage St Augustine Beach - Water Damage Water Damage is no match for SERVPRO experts in St Augustine.

    When SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach was called into action on this Saturday morning, the local Heros wasted no time! Even the marketing car was put to work. End result - we have new fans and we created Happy Customers!!! Which is what we do best.

    Small fire can cause a lot of damage in Jacksonville/Mandarin Area - SERVPRO in St Augustine can!

    11/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Small fire can cause a lot of damage in Jacksonville/Mandarin Area - SERVPRO in St Augustine can! Boris and Hulk working together - POD is ready to accept cleaned items. SERVPRO in St Augustine has the logistics in place to run remote jobs.

    We are glad to help when our help is needed. When Jacksonville/Mandarin area needs our help after a fire we are here to help. While Jacksonville may not be our core market and we still would like to focus on assisting Old City residents in need, we have the infrastructure in place to take on multiple big jobs. With a first ever location here in the heart of St Augustine - we are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO in St Augustine covers the entire St Johns County, including Ponte Vedra and has the technological edge to run remote jobs (in Jacksonville). 904-429-4457 we are here to help! Free estimates. 

    Ready, set, go! Marketing in St Augustine Beach

    11/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Commercial Ready, set, go! Marketing in St Augustine Beach Our marketing car will surely turn heads - SERVPRO is out early on St Augustine Beach - meeting neighbors

    Well, such a short time, so much ground covered, but we are not stopping here!!! Our marketing car is surely set out to grab undivided attention from our commercial business partners and the rest of the city. We are stepping up our marketing efforts in the Old City - out with the old, in with the new! There is only one SERVPRO in St Augustine and St Augustine Beach that is greater than the rest - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine. #stopposing

    Marketing by SERVPRO in St Augustine

    10/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Marketing by SERVPRO in St Augustine New Marketing car! SERVPRO in St Augustine is excited to begin our marketing campaign.

    Sneak peak - our unwrapped marketing car! Can't wait to see it in SERVPRO GREEN! Excited to begin promoting our services and getting the SERVPRO name recognition it deserves in St Augustine, St Augustine Beach, and Ponte Vedra markets. 

    Home and Patio Show; Restoration Experts in St Augustine

    10/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Home and Patio Show; Restoration Experts in St Augustine SERVPRO family

    Our first ever home and patio show!!! Leave it up to the Guinness world record committee to record this event (believe or not, our "first ever" posts are being fact checked - amusing). We had a blast! Met neighbors, introduced SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine, went over many services SERVPRO offers (not enough time to review all), but more importantly took time out of our busy schedule to spend time in the community and to talk to everyone, time we often forget to make for smaller things in our lives!!! 

    Tough restoration jobs - no one else knows how to do in St Augustine

    9/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Tough restoration jobs - no one else knows how to do in St Augustine All systems go! SERVPRO in St Augustine has the logistics in place to take on any job!

    Our customer needed a knowledgeable mold remediation as the house she was trying to sell failed house inspection and subsequently the offer was rescinded. Crawl space mold growth - no one else has the knowhow to perform these tasks in St Augustine. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is truly greater than the rest!  

    Team Sponsor In St Augustine

    9/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Team Sponsor In St Augustine JaxStorm takes on Dynamo FC in Palencia, St Augustine, US 1 sponsored by SERVPRO in St Augustine.

    Here in the picture you  a local soccer match in action! BASL League is having a mtach played in Palencia subdivision, a big community in in St Johns county off US1. We love our city, we have been residents of the area for over 24 years and we are excited to sponsor JaxStrom in their quest for a premier division championship. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach purchased these beautiful yellow kits for the team. 

    Duct Cleaning in St Augustine

    9/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Duct Cleaning in St Augustine Duct cleaning by SERVPRO in St Augustine. We do far more than just water damage, our services are very diverse! Give us a call 904-429-4457!

    SERVPRO brand and logistical support allows us to take on a large variety of jobs. Duct and HVAC cleaning - rest assured St Augustine it will be professionally done. At SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine our number one priority is to create happy customers and to do that we commit to all St Augustine residents our simple but effective 3-point approach:

    1.     Deliver all services in a timely manner

    2.     Treat all our customers (we prefer neighbors) with respect and friendliness

    3.     Complete all scope of our work with the highest degree of quality

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine issues a guarantee - if we do not deliver on our commitments, all our services are free!  

    Restoration companies and St Augustine economy

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Community Restoration companies and St Augustine economy "Gates" to St Augustine! Come Visit! SERVPRO in St Augustine is proud to serve Old City residents with a first SERVPRO location in St Augustine!

    As we settle in our role as a big business in St Augustine, we are gradually getting more active in the community. Currently we are in infancy stages and unfortunately there are not a lot of details we can share, however soon enough we will. There are many things we would like to get involved in, but first and foremost we always promote our town! We do a lot of social media posting and recently ran a weekly special of posting new pictures taken every morning on our way to work. This one got a lot of response, so we decided to include it in our blog! 

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine out on a water job!

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine out on a water job! SERVPRO in St Augustine has most updated, technologically advanced equipment in St Johns county. 30 minute dispatch time guaranteed.

    Local VanDyke Norman insurance agency referred their client over to us when they called the agency with a water damage claim. They came to the right place - no one does/knows water damage as we do here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine, and as you would come to expect from us we offered lower pricing, faster and friendlier service and of course all delivered with at most quality and SERVPRO expertise and guarantee. We are here in the Old City with a first ever SERVPRO location in St Johns County - truly faster to any size disaster!  

    Mold Remediation in St Augustine Beach

    9/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in St Augustine Beach SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is on the scene of mold remediation in St Augustine Beach. We are the mold assassins!

    St Augustine Beach - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine were called upon when mold was discovered in a finished garage. No one knows Mold like we do here at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine. Third party mold inspector (required by Florida State law for all mold remediation) liked our services so much she immediately decided to work exclusively with SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach for all mold remediation needs/jobs in St Augustine and St Augustine Beach Area - we are so excited! 

    Water Damage!!! St Augustine, Vilano Beach

    9/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage!!! St Augustine, Vilano Beach St Augustine Florida, Camachee Island - WATER DAMAGE - SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine is on the scene; Boris unloading drying equipment.

    We have been super busy and are behind on our blogging!!! Hopefully we didn't keep you waiting too long - here is Boris 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! 

    Move out thorough clean in St Augustine

    9/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Move out thorough clean in St Augustine Servpro of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach in action - we came well prepared to do some serious cleaning

    When this military family received new orders they had lots to do in very little time. They put their trust in SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine to get their house and contents ready for the big move to Spain. Proud to assist our service members in their not so easy jobs, proud to be able to offer discounted pricing. 

    St John's County Bus

    9/4/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard St John's County Bus Bio contaminated bus in St Augustine. Thermo-fogging the bus, to neutralize gas and get it ready for the bio crew.

    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. We are not at liberty to discuss any other details, but 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’s St. Augustine location there is not a restoration job we cannot do! Give us a call with any restoration questions you may have – 904-429-4457.  

    First job update

    9/4/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation First job update We playfully call our versatile box truck Boris....shhh...this is Boris, in his natural habitat (golf commentator voice). #SERVPRO!

    As SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach was attacking the moldy refrigerator and bio contaminated kitchen, there were many unforeseen obstacles the team had to overcome. Needless to say, the only SERVPRO located in St Augustine exceeded all expectations for its residents yet again. Just in time for 450th celebrations SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach put smiles back on our customer's faces. We are ecstatic to be located in the heart of St Augustine and to deliver for all Old City residents. 

    At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach we specialize in full service water damage and mold damage restoration. Full service means from removing any sign of damage to making things "Like it never even happened" – we are able to manage the entire process. 

    First Ever Job!!! Biohazard cleaning in St Augustine

    9/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation First Ever Job!!! Biohazard cleaning in St Augustine World Golf Village - Servpro of Greater St Augustine is faster to any size disaster!

    While family was away on vacation, the refrigerator stopped working, which in turn resulted in mold and bio contamination. SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach was faster than anyone to this situation as we do not have to drive all the way from Jacksonville! Excited to  prep this nice kitchen for a new refrigerator.

    The blog photo shows one of our trucks in front of this World Golf Village neihborhood. Rest assured we made it "Like it never even happened". 

    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

    Coming to Old City

    8/26/2015 (Permalink)

    General Coming to Old City F-250, before the conversion to "Old City Hulk" - please check back for more before and after photos and videos! SERVPRO is now in St Augustine.

    SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is proud to introduce ourselves to our neighbors! Locally owned/operated by a long time resident of the city and North East Florida SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is striving to provide top quality, friendly emergency restoration service to Old City residents, all while playing an active role in our unique community we all adore. Purchased in July of 2015 Old City location opened on 08/28/2015. 

    Here is a bio on our owner:

    David comes to SERVPRO family of franchises with extensive experience in business management, talent development, process improvement, and quality control after spending 16 years of his professional career in the finance sector with JP Morgan Chase (14) and Bank of America (2). During the last 6 years of his career David focused on building new teams/departments on projects created as the result of the consent order issued to all financial institutions in the summer of 2009. In search of new challenges David was presented with an opportunity to open the first ever physical location for SERVPRO in St Augustine. In November of 2014 David began negotiations to acquire the territory and on August 28th 2015 SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach opened its doors for business for the first time. We are a Premier restoration company, specializing in water and fire damage remediation and providing expertise in all specialty professional cleanup needs, such as biohazard, duct, crime scene cleanup, just to name a few. With the first ever SERVPRO location in St Augustine David set out to modernize the restoration industry in the North East Florida by adapting many of the concepts learned in corporate environment to positively influence the restoration industry in need of updating its image, customer service practices, and quality control. 

    David has been a resident of St Augustine since 2004 and has resided in Jacksonville/Mandarin area since 1991. Excited to be able to provide Emergency Services to the community he has been a part of all his adult life.

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