Recent Mold Remediation Posts

5 Actions to Take When You Find Mold at Home

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Actions to Take When You Find Mold at Home Mold Free Home

Characterized by a dark green, grey, or black color, fuzzy and velvety texture, and a musty smell, mold is a common problem for many households. It’s the byproduct of excess moisture, so it’s caused by a flood or a plumbing accident. Whatever the exact reason may be, the only way to properly deal with it is through mold remediation. This complex process involves tasks, like water extraction, spore containment, and air filtration. However, before mold remediation can happen, here’s what you need to do when you first detect mold in your home.

5 Tasks to Do When You First Spot Mold

1. Check for Symptoms

Prolonged mold exposure can cause health problems like eye irritation, headaches, sneezing, sore throats, and in some severe cases, a skin rash. As you may expect, it can also exacerbate respiratory conditions. If you’ve seen mold and are experiencing any of these symptoms, focus on your health and call a doctor.

2. Assess the Problem

If your health isn’t affected, you can move onto figuring out how far the mold has spread. The size will determine if you need an emergency service. Generally, if the problem is larger than 10 square feet, it’s best to call the professionals ASAP. If it’s smaller, call for an appointment to get the spores tested; they’ll let you know whether it’s safe to clean things up on your own.

3. Schedule a Professional Visit

As mentioned, you’ll still need to call in the professionals, regardless of the size. No matter how small it looks, you need to be careful. Improper handling can cause the spores to spread, which only exacerbates the problem.

4. Search for the Cause

While you wait for the mold remediation specialists, try to determine the cause of the problem as best you can. Was there a flood recently? Do you have a dehumidifier that malfunctioned? Is there a problem with your plumbing? Knowing the cause will help them identify how far the mold might extend.

5. Contact Your Insurance Company

Don’t forget to check with your insurance company. Depending on the circumstances, your policy may cover the cost of the mold remediation process. For example, if a pipe burst and it led to water damage and subsequent mold, that may be covered.

For those in the area seeking trusted, experienced mold remediation specialists, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach today at (904) 429-4457. Their technicians deal with everything from the initial inspection all the way through to the cleaning and restoration process. For major scenarios, they’re available for 24-hour emergency cleaning services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Need help with fire damage repairs instead? They can do that too! To learn more about everything this local business offers, visit their website.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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! 

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!

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!

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. 

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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

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.  

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!!! 

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!

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

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. 

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! 

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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

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

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! 

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! 

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! 

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!  

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! 

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