Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Celebrate small victories!

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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When situations in life disrupt everything that was normal…you may get to the point where you wish that this was your biggest worry for the day.

Definition of restoration

1: An act of restoring or the condition of being restored: such as

aA bringing back to a former position or condition:

In its simplest form, that is what restoration is all about; returning things to their previous state or condition.

At SERVPRO OF GREATER ST. AUGUSTINE/ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, we realize that a water, fire, or mold situation could put you in a position that totally disrupts your normal life; the way you go about your daily routines, sleeping in your own bed, cooking in your own kitchen, doing your laundry in your own washer and dryer, or just lounging in your favorite chair watching your favorite program on TV.

And we also realize that getting you back to those routines in the environment that you are most familiar with, is a top priority!

That is why we operate 24/7/365; because we realize that the faster we can respond to your call for help, the faster we can begin the cleanup and restoration process that will get you back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

There’s never a good time for an emergency, and at SERVPRO Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, we hope that you’re never faced with one. But, if you are, remember that at SERVPRO we pride ourselves on being “Faster to Any Size Disaster”, and fully capable of making it “Like it never even happened.”

Don’t worry, we’ll take great care of you if you need us. (904) 429-4457, we provide free estimates as well! 

Now, go get those clothes out of the washer and get them into the dryer, before the mildew sets in.

3 Signs There's Mold Growing in Your Carpet

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold can damage carpeting and cause health effects. Therefore, it's important to understand the common signs of mold growth so that you can take preventative action immediately. Here’s a closer look at the main indications of this issue and how carpet cleaning can salvage household flooring.

How Can You Tell if Mold Is Growing in Your Carpet?

1. Bad Smell

You might notice a musty smell, or guests may comment on a strange odor. If you spend most of your time indoors, you might not notice the smell because you've become accustomed to it. However, it’s important to check underneath the carpets once you've detected a problem.

2. Damp Carpet

A wet carpet can result from recent spills or flooding and should be cleaned as soon as possible. Allowing it to sit could lead to bacteria and fungal growth. If leakage has occurred for an extended period, you will probably find mold underneath the carpet and should seek carpet cleaning services.

3. Discoloration

Mold can be difficult to detect if it’s grown deep into the carpet, but advanced growth can appear in various colors. Families might notice green, red, or black patches on the carpet. Inspect the bottom of the carpet and the floor underneath for any signs of these spots. Carpet cleaning services may be able to resolve the problem. However, if the damage is extensive, the carpet needs to be replaced immediately.

If you’re experiencing water damage in your home from recent storms and flooding, turn to SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. This restoration company offers water damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire damage repair to commercial and residential properties. Each technician is certified and fully trained to handle any problem. Call their team at (904) 429-4457 or visit their website for more information. 

What to do if you find mold in your home or business (Call SERVPRO)

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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What to Do If Your Home Is Contaminated by Black Mold

Along with calling a mold remediation specialist, here are some other steps you should take. 

1. Test for the Substance

Testing your home for mold is crucial, as it allows you to locate the most infested areas. Testing also specifies the type of mold, which is helpful for implementing the correct removal method. If you fail to completely remove mold or use the wrong cleaning method, spores will continue to grow and may cause health effects to your family.

2. Fix Leaks

Mold needs a damp, warm environment to thrive. If you’ve had a leaky pipe for several months or years, chances are that mold will grow around that area. Additionally, mold can also be caused by condensation, which sometimes appears on windows and window sills, as well as pipes. To prevent growth, fix any leaky areas in your plumbing system, and wipe all windows frequently.

3. Consider Professional Mold Remediation

While you can clean up mold on your own, getting professional help is recommended. A professional service will effectively clean mold from hidden areas, such as underneath baseboards in the walls, to ensure that all spores are eliminated. They’ll also clean mold off items, such as furniture, to salvage your belongings. The team will conduct a final test to ensure all traces of growth are eliminated.

Do you suspect you have mold in your home? Contact the team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach for testing and removal services. Their highly trained technicians are available 24/7, so no matter what time of day you discover mold in your home, they’ll help. Learn more about mold remediation services by visiting their website. Call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment. 

Get it done right... the first time!

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Recently we had a job come in from a residential homeowner. She experienced water damage a few years ago and she choose to hire a different restoration company to perform water extraction.

To her surprise, when she hired a flooring company to replace her hardwood floors; the flooring company found extensive mold growth hiding under her old hardwood floors. That's when she made the right call and chose SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach to come and take care of the mold and water damage! She won't have to worry about this happening again, because at SERVPRO, we truly make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach at (904) 429-4457 for a free estimate! We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, we encourage you to check out our reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp! Check out our YouTube channel, follow us on Facebook, IG, and Twitter! 

Can mold affect pets?

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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When homeowners notice mold, they often rush to contact a mold remediation company to mitigate the issue. Mold grows in moist areas like the bathroom, kitchen, garage, and basement. Pets may be exposed to mold as they breathe in the air in these spaces or if they lick or brush up against it. Here is a guide to help you understand the potential consequences mold exposure has on your furry family members. 

Understanding the Effects of Mold on Pets

What Are Mold Exposure Symptoms?

Mold can cause health effects for humans and animals.

What Should I Do to Remove It?

Never try to mitigate mold yourself. Unfortunately, most DIY options like treating the area with bleach can release spores into the air and worsen the problem for pets and people.

Instead, call a mold remediation team to address the area like SERVPRO. They will use safety gear and protocols to remove the spores from the air and surfaces without endangering your family. Once the mold remediation team is finished, your home will be safe for your furry friends.

How Can I Prevent Mold?

Reduce the likelihood of mold growth by installing ample ventilation in the bathroom and kitchen to pull moisture outside. Use dehumidifiers to minimize the water in the air to below 50% to make it difficult for the mold to grow. Frequently wash your pet’s food and water bowls and wipe down their kennels or cages, making sure that they dry quickly. Sanitize hard surfaces like flooring and tiles with a mixture of bleach and water and clean air ducts every two years to address any mold growing inside the piping. 

If you live in St. John's County, FL, and need mold remediation / removal, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach. The cleanup and restoration specialists help residential and commercial clients safely remove mold to promote a healthier home or business. Call (904) 429-4457 or visit the website for information on their emergency cleaning services to restore your building for humans and pets alike.

3 Types of Mold Found in Florida Homes

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Man in scarf blowing his nose in Florida home If you think mold is present in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine 904-429-4457 today!

Mold in the home causes numerous issues. It can lead to health effects in vulnerable individuals, such as those with allergies. Its presence requires immediate mold remediation. Use the following guide to learn about some types that are more prevalent in Florida homes.

Which Household Molds Are Common in Florida?

1. Mucor

Mucor can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. It is an allergenic mold found inside and outside the home. Mucor can appear white, yellow, and gray, with a fluffy, cottony texture. It is often found indoors on furniture and fixtures damaged by moisture, but spores can also appear in household dust. 

2. Fusarium

Fusarium can impact water logged fixtures and fabrics. It can also be found on plants and foods, so check your kitchen and living room for any signs of it. Like mucor, it’s an allergenic substance that can cause sneezing, congestion, rashes, and hives. This mold has pink, white, or red coloring, and spores can easily spread between rooms.

3. Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is a type of black mold which can be highly toxic. High humidity is a major contributor to its growth. It can be found between walls and in crawlspaces, but it may also be present near a continuous water source. It’s particularly harmful to children, so contact a mold remediation specialist if you notice a slimy greenish-black substance in your bathroom or kitchen.

If you need mold remediation, SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach in Saint Augustine, FL,is a locally-owned and -operated company dedicated to exceptional customer service. They use the latest remediation methods and equipment, including negative air pressure chambers to isolate affected areas. They also offer 24-hour emergency assistance for water, fire, and storm damage. Learn more about their services by visiting their website, or call 904- 429-4457 if you notice signs of mold.

3 Areas Where You May Need Mold Remediation

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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When mold grows in your home, it can lower air quality and can cause health effects. All mold needs to grow is a cool, dark place with a source of moisture. While mold is most often found in the basement of homes, there are a few other places where it can grow as well. Learn more about them below so if needed, you are prepared to take the necessary mold remediation steps. 

3 Ares Where Mold May Grow Indoors

1. Ventilation 
Because you are unable to see inside ducts, mold may grow inside them without your knowledge. This is often due to high humidity inside the ducts, leading to condensation. If you notice your nasal passages are irritated and the vents have a musty odor, you may need mold remediation- the ventilation system can spread mold spores throughout your home, and you won't be able to efficiently clean inside of the ducts yourself.

2. In Carpet
Because their fibers trap dust that mold spores can feed one, carpets can quickly become a home to unwanted mold. All it takes is an accidental spill, and the mold spores have enough moisture to grow. You can minimize the risk by vacuuming regularly and cleaning up spills as soon as they happen. If mold does grow, hire a mold remediation professional for the best chance at saving the carpet. 

3. Under Sinks
The cool darkness beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks create a hospitable environment for mold, and if the faucet or drain leaks, mold can thrive. The best way to avoid this problem is by keeping your plumbing well-maintained. Clean under the sinks regularly to kill off mold spores that may be waiting for the chance to grow. 

Homeowners in Florida can get total mold remediation services from SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach. Their technicians will asses your home for common sites of mold growth and eradicate the mold colonies so you can breathe easy. They also offer water and fire damage restoration services to help you recover after a disaster. Call 904-429-4457 to set up an appointment and visit online to learn about what other services are offered.  

The Do's and Don't After Finding Mold in Your Home

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold grows in dark, damp places both indoors and outdoors. In the home, mold can be found in the basement, the attic, under a leaky sink or near a bathtub. Many homeowners discover mold while cleaning and remodeling so it is crucial to know what steps to take to remedy the problem. To prevent mold from spreading, it is wise to contact a mold remediation team. However, while you wait for help, follow these do's and don'ts.

Do:

Call in the experts
Mold remediation is not a DIY project. It is essential to bring in professionals with appropriate gear to protect themselves and your home. They can mitigate the mold without it spreading or endangering your family with repeat infestations. 

Consider your health
Stay out of the affected area until the remediation is complete, to avoid any potential exposure. 

Don't: 

Try to scrub the mold away
First instinct upon finding mold for many people, is to get a scrub brush and bleach and attempt to remove it. This is a dangerous idea. When agitated, many molds will release spores into the air, which can immediately impact the air quality and potentially spread the mold. Instead, wait for the mold remediation experts to arrive and safely address the growth. 

Ignore it
Many people may be tempted to ignore the mold, but this could encourage it it grow further. Waiting will make the issues worse and costly, so it is best to reach out to professional technicians right away to limit the damage, and restore healthy air quality. 

If you find mold, contact SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach immediately. The top-notch team is on hand 24/7 to provide various services such as mold remediation, water damage, water extraction, and fire damage repair. Call 904-429-4457 to schedule an appointment or visit the website to browse services. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Not Remove Mold Yourself

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Mold thrives in moist, dark areas. Mold is commonly found in the attic, bathroom, and basement of many homes. If you have recently discovered mold in your household, it is best to have it removed immediately to prevent your family from getting sick. It is not wise to perform mold remediation yourself for a number of reasons:

1. You might put yourself at risk
Mold can cause health effects. 

2. You Do Not Have the Right Equipment 
Mold remediation requires the use of commercial-grade products that effectively kill harmful spores. You will also need a HEPA filter and purifier to remove all traces of mold from your indoor air supply. These products and equipment are expensive and require training to be able to use them properly. 

3. You Might Worsen the Problem 
Attempting to remove mold in an incorrect manner may actually spread spores throughout the home and make the problem worse. Mold remediation specialists will quarantine the contaminated area before treating it, which prevents the possibility of the mold from spreading further. 

4. You Could Miss a Spot 
Mold tends to hide in small cracks and crevices where it is warm and dark. If you do not know where to look for it, you might miss a spot. Mold remediation specialists know where to look and will thoroughly get rid of all spores in your home. They will carefully look under titles in the bathroom, roof, or walls of the basement. 

Keep your home healthy and comfortable with mold remediation from SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach. We also provide fire restoration, water extraction, and biohazard cleanup to customers throughout St. Augustine, FL. 

Call 904-429-4457 to schedule an emergency mold cleaning service or visit online to learn more about how we can protect and restore your property. 

One stop shop at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse storing contents SERVPRO is your one-stop shop when you have a loss. We can take care of everything from the demolition and the mold removal to the storing of contents

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. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach  is the area’s reliable water damage restorers and specialty cleaners. We can help you out when your property has been damaged in a storm.

We offer a wide range of services – 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.

If you have any questions about mold removal, mold remediation, or mold detection, please contact us at 904-429-4457.

Our opinions, advice, and estimates are ALWAYS free, and we are here to help!

Visit our website for more information.

Untreated Water Damage Can Create a Bigger Problem

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

black mold Untreated or unnoticed water damage often leads to mold growth needing to be remediated.

Even the smallest water leak can create a habitat for mold growth, whether you know about the leak or not. Water that sits in drywall, flooring, wood or the general structure of the house begins to create damage immediately. Water damage is just the beginning of problems associated with water leaks or flooding. 

Sitting water creates the perfect situation for mold growth. Mold is a type of fungus. These organisms can be white, green, purple, orange, or black. They thrive on moisture and reproduce through airborne spores. If left untreated or unnoticed, mold will continue to grow and spread around the affected area. 

Mold is associated with various health effects and may affect those with preexisting respiratory issues more intensely. To avoid getting mold in your home, make sure any water leaks or flooding is treated with urgency and priority. If you notice mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Greater Saint Augustine and Saint Augustine Beach at (904)-429-4457 for a free estimate! We specialize in mold removal and mold remediation! 

What Is Black Mold & How Does It Affect Your Health?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Mold loves to grow in dark, moist places like home bathrooms. There are countless species, and black mold—common in homes—is one to be aware of. It can cause health effects. Taking the proper steps to prevent mold and scheduling mold remediation will ensure you address black mold in your home.

Your Guide to Black Mold

What Is It?

Stachybotrys chartarium, better known as black mold, is a toxic species of mold that commonly grows in homes. It produces toxins called mycotoxins. It appears greenish-black and is usually slimy, though it can also be powdery if the colony runs out of water.

What Are the Health Risks?

Black mold can cause health effects. That's why it's important to call in a professional, such as SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach.

How to Prevent Mold

Luckily, black mold is highly preventable. Start with the bathroom. Make sure that it’s well ventilated with box fans and an open window after a shower. Check sinks, faucets, and other fixtures around your home for leaks, and have mold remediation professional address water damage, especially to carpets where black mold may grow.

If you need assistance getting black mold under control, the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can fulfill your needs. Serving St. Augustine, FL, these professionals handle fire and water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more—all of which you can explore on their website. Call (904) 429-4457 to speak with a representative and connect on Facebook for news and updates.

SERVPRO Helps when You NEED to Pass Inspection... Got Mold in St. John's County

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

We can help you pass your inspection!!

When you operate a business catering to the wise and/or the young, you see issues arise.  If you experience a mold outbreak, parents and children express great concerns.

 Failed local or state agency inspections can lead to consequences including possible closure if mold is not mitigated properly. Battling mold on your own is unwise. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach has the resources to help you remove the mold you have today and prevent other infestations in the future.

Adult and/or Children Daycare Centers may not know where mold is most likely to occur.

Bathrooms, water fountains, kitchens, craft rooms, and diaper changing areas all have plumbing. Sinks, toilets, and the pipes that link them to the water and sewer or septic system threaten to feed mold outbreaks through spills, overflows, backups, and leaks. We offer schools and commercial building owners our skills as experts certified in the mold remediation protocol.

We are here to assist you with your emergency needs great and small.  We offer a full list of Services.

SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach SERVICES

calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

RESTORATION:

  • Fire, Smoke & Soot removal
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Services

CLEANING:

  • Air Ducts HVAC
  • Biohazard,
  • Crime Scene Vandalism
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes, and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization

REBUILD:

  • Paint
  • Carpentry
  • Flooring (Tile, Laminate, Vinyl)
  • Full Kitchen/Bathroom remodels
  • Great selection of cabinetry and flooring in stock

 Thank you for your time and for the opportunity to make your company “another happy customer”!

The next step would be to schedule a meeting with  SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach so we can meet your needs both now and those needs that are to come at 904-293-7116.

Mold .. Leave it to the St. John's County Expert SERVPRO.....

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

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 Beachby calling (904) 429-4457

Do you want to get to know us better? Please check out our Website, Facebook, and Youtube Channel....

CRAWL SPACE MOLD REMEDIATION - St. Johns County

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Local Restoration Heroes - SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach.

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. Molding Crawl spaces  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, next 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. The process typically takes 2 days to complete.  

We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all of our clients.  If you have any questions or concerns, please, do not hesitate, feel free to contact us at 904-429-4457. We are happy to help!

Do you want to get to know us better? Please check out our Website, Facebook, and Youtube Channel....

Why Should You Leave Mold Restoration and Remediation to the Professionals at SERVPRO

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

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 North East 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.

Nation's Oldest City... Mold Damage St. Johns

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

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 here to help 24/7. No job is too big or too small!

We work with our local residence when they are facing fire, water, and mold, emergencies.   If you are facing one of these issues, call SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach at 904 -429-4457.

Shower simple Mold cleaning

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

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 Beachby calling (904) 429-4457

Do you want to get to know us better? Please check out our Website, Facebook, and Youtube Channel....

Ghost Busters? Mold Remediation St. Johns County

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation-St. Augustine

When a 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, No PROBLEM! SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach delivered yet again!

Our team has the state of the art 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 Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company that takes on any job! 

Visit SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach's website to see our full list of residential restoration services. You can also call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment today.

We offer a wide range of services –

 from Cleaning,

      to Remediation,

           to Reconstruction.

AGAIN! Visit our website for more information.

5 Actions to Take When You Find Mold at Home

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Mold Remediation in progress at this St. Augustine condo

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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-St. Augustine

When a 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, No PROBLEM! 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.

SERVPRO Greater St Augustine/St Augustine Beach is a full service restoration company that takes on any job! 

Visit SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach website to see our full list of residential restoration services. You can also call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment today.

We offer a wide range of services –

   from cleaning,

      to remediation,

           to reconstruction

AGAIN! Visit our website for more information.

The Importance of a Clean Crawlspace

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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!

Visit our SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach for more information!

Mold treatment done right by your local experts!

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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 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 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, 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)

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)

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)

"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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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 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)

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/St. Augustine Beach had the needed expertise and urgency to deliver!

The family was able to remain in the house during the holidays!

The Family was thankful for many things, including SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, who were there when they were needed! 

At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/St. Augustine Beach, we are dedicated to supporting local residents and businesses.  We look forward for future opportunities to dedicate our time and efforts to make the Oldest City a better place to live.  

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

Visit our website for more information.

We are happy to assist our community during times of need.