Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire damage: The dangers you can’t see

8/22/2018 (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!

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.

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! 

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!

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!

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

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!

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."

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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.

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! 

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

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! 

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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 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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.