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Water Damage in St. Petersburg Can Cause Odors and Other Problems

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in St. Petersburg Can Cause Odors and Other Problems Stained walls and ceilings can be signs of water damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Work to Eliminate Water Damage in Your Home

Many people in St. Petersburg enjoy time by the ocean, but even a small amount of water inside a home can create substantial and costly problems. It is preferable if homeowners can prevent these from happening, but restoration can also help a home after damage starts.

Water seeping into areas of your St. Petersburg residence that should remain dry can cause water damage to develop. It is also possible for moisture to cause damage if it steadily, although slowly, enters through cracks in the foundation or via a loosened washing machine line. Numerous ways exist that permit water to impact your otherwise dry home.

One problem that water causes in a home is the development of odors. Mustiness that seems to come from everywhere can indicate a problem with raised humidity. Sometimes, odors remain concentrated in one location within the home, such as an unventilated bathroom. Stagnant air that remains humid is also perfect for the development of microbial problems, which can also produce bad smells.

Water damage shows itself in other ways, too.

Walls and ceilings are only one surface in your home that paint covers. Other items can have a coat covering them. High humidity can cause many paints to begin chipping and flaking. Other times, bubbling under large areas of paint indicate water damage to an area.

Walls and ceilings with staining can often point to water damage as the underlying cause. The cause is often a drip or other leak somewhere above.

Rust and corrosion of metal décor, hinges, in addition to the tarnishing of polished metals can show that a problem with water damage. This problem can cause health effects to occupants.

Carpets can become loose or begin to disintegrate when exposed to water. Other textiles can slowly become brittle and tear easily.

SERVPRO technicians recognize the signs of water damage inside a home, and we know that many sources for water damage exist. We can eliminate these sources, preventing additional damage from affecting your home. Elimination of odors, as well as stains and other visible signs of water damage, help us reach our goal of making your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg can remove water damage from your home, regardless of how it affects your home. From stains to odors to disintegration of solid materials, we know how to counteract the effects of too much moisture. Contacting us, 24/7, at our local number, (727) 522-0000, is the first step toward making your home fresh, clean, and bright again.

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Do Not Worry About Toxic Black Mold Damage In St Petersburg

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do Not Worry About Toxic Black Mold Damage In St Petersburg Mold can go grow on any surface but our SERVPRO technicians can remediate the mold "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Has The Necessary Tools and Expertise Remediate Your St. Petersburg Mold

If you are connected to the internet (and of course, you are, or you could not read this) you have most likely heard about toxic black mold damage. There are many articles and even whole blogs dedicated to the topic, and it is understandable that reading them worries you. Many of these sources cite damaging health effects and make mold sound terrifying. SERVPRO is glad to reassure St Petersburg homeowners that black mold is not the menace they were led to believe.

We understand that homeowners in St Petersburg are worried about toxic black mold damage because of the information that is available. However, there is no cause for concern. Let us examine the “toxic mold” story and why it is not accurate.

Mold is a naturally occurring fungus. Fungal spores are present throughout nature, and that includes inside buildings and homes. Tiny microscopic spores travel on the air or hitch a lift on clothes, boots, or even pet fur, to set up new colonies in suitable locations.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention state that the term “toxic mold” is not accurate. The CDC states that while some molds do produce so-called “mycotoxins,” there is not a significant risk associated with fungi. Evidence of fungus causing dangerous illness is insufficient indeed.

Does that mean that mold cannot affect your health? The CDC states that there is some link between mold and some health effects but indeed the risk is not as dire as the toxic mold blogs say! Talk of toxic mold is alarmist and unnecessary.

However, it is true that mold damages your home. The fungus needs moisture and an organic food source to grow, and once it finds food and water, it quickly forms new colonies. The visible mold you see is the vegetative stage of the fungus, ready to produce new spores.

SERVPRO recommends calling our experts at the first sign of mold. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to remediate the situation and reduce the risk of re-growth.

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For help with mold remediation in Meadowlawn, Old North East, Vinoy and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 today. 

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St. Petersburg Water Damages Do Not Have To Shut Down Your Motel

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial St. Petersburg Water Damages Do Not Have To Shut Down Your Motel St. Petersburg Skyline, Your Wet Motel from Water Damage, and the Solution--SERVPRO

Fast Removal of Water Done without Disruptions, Call SERVPRO for Your Business

Water damage to your motel is not always something that can be avoided. There are plenty of unforeseen incidents that can leave you in need of professional restoration. When you are in the middle of such a crisis, you should be thinking about the right team to call to help you get the problem fixed quickly and professionally.
 
While water damage in St. Petersburg is not uncommon news in recent months, especially following the devastation of multiple tropical storms, getting your establishment restored quickly is a wise investment on your part. With a small motel, the number of rooms is limited. When some of these units are directly affected by water damages, this can be a costly hit to your business.
 
You need the motel to be able to run at full capacity as soon as you possibly can, and that is why you should be calling SERVPRO. Our dedicated and experienced team can handle all manner of commercial water removal to mitigate damage. SERVPRO offers a 24-hour emergency line to get our team to you quickly. No matter what time of the day or night, you can reach us to start the restoration service.
 
This is especially important if time is of the essence. Sometimes pipe breaks or appliance malfunctions are difficult to shut off on your own. In a motel, the primary shutoff for the water can also adversely affect all of the rooms in the entire facility, leaving them without the ability to do something as essential as flushing a toilet, taking a shower or even brushing their teeth.

Even if you are only dealing with a small water damage incident (maybe a single room in your motel), SERVPRO is an excellent choice to call. Their expertise in removing the water can prevent further damage to the affected room, as well as those connected to it. This allows you to keep more of the rooms open and available for guests, and our company’s ability to restore damages quickly can mitigate your financial losses.
 
Trust our team at SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg for all of your damage restoration needs. You can call us anytime, 24/7, at (727) 522-0000.

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How To Effortlessly Solve Fire Damage Problems In St. Petersburg

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Effortlessly Solve Fire Damage Problems In St. Petersburg Enjoy the St. Petersburg Area without Fire Damage to Your Condo

Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Fire & Smoke Restoration Help

While none of us likes it when a fire disaster comes calling, the best you can do to counter such situations is by being prepared. As a resident of St. Petersburg you need to take caution by knowing the different options you have when faced with such a situation. Going for the services of a restoration service provider can make such a big difference.
 
Fire damage issues can make you panic, and that is where the services of a company like SERVPRO can prove vital in St. Petersburg. During such scenarios, move-outs may be necessary, and usually, require significant labor. When we as restorers do a move-out, your valuables are moved to a remote location so that we can restore your property. As restorers we are highly professional since we have to pack, move, unpack, clean, repack and move back your contents.
 
The restoration process normally begins by inspecting the kind of damage that the fire caused. Even if the fire was put off by firefighters, all is not safe since the extinguishing agents can combine with water and lead to more damage. That means different kinds of damage such as water damage, smoke damage, heat damage and charring can result from the incident.
 
As a property owner, you may fail to identify the level of damage that was left behind. Experts from SERVPRO have the right tools to address the three primary levels of fire damage – major, medium, and minor – to achieve the preloss state of your property. You should note that a restoration process does not entail the routine cleaning and repair services. Here, experts go an extra mile and perform duties like identifying the source of electricity, locating the charred debris, and if it is during cold weather, we can or suggest winterization to your property.
 
In a nutshell, you should not gamble with fire damage incidents. Some of the emitted gases are carcinogenic. A certified company uses the right cleaning procedures and tools to secure your safety.
 
SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is here to restore your property after a fire damage incident at any time of the day. Call us at (727) 522-0000 and get the professional services you deserve.

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Repairing Flood Damaged Flooring in St. Petersburg

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repairing Flood Damaged Flooring in St. Petersburg Storm Damaged Flooring in St. Petersburg Gets Help from SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Restores and Replaces Storm Damaged Floor Materials When Required

Flooding in St. Petersburg costs homeowners millions each year. With all of the water that came in and took so much time to remove, this year may be the most expensive in almost two decades.

For so many homes, repairing St. Petersburg flood damage starts from the ground up. Wood floors, although they can look amazing, trap water; sometimes a lot of it. SERVPRO knows that if the water is not removed quickly, floorboards begin to buckle and warp. Worse, the same water also damages the sub-floor and other supporting structures. Fortunately, we can rebuild it.
 
First though, we have to tear out the old ones if they cannot be dried and salvaged. Our response team can remove the entire floor, sub-floors and other supports in most homes in just a day or two. They set aside any floorboards and floor trim that look potentially salvageable for later. For the rest, any sign of a buckle or twist and the team disposes of the wood. Depending on the condition of the warping, reinstalling and sanding the cupped joints of hardwood flooring can work.
 
If we tear out enough of the supports, our team may need to bring in temporary jacks to shore up the wall supports until we replace the floor. SERVPRO personnel are trained to do this with minimal risk to the drywall and the rest of the home.

Before laying in a new sub-floor, we check the foundation pad. If the flooding has shifted it, our technicians or our partners in rebuilding use more massive jacks to lift the concrete and then pack in fill dirt to level everything out again. If the sub-floor is laid directly on dirt, we relevel to prevent incorrect installation of the new supports.
 
Now, we lay on the new floor. To ensure we do it correctly the first time, every line and gap is checked to make sure the boards fit next to each other snugly and that every end is carefully joined with the next piece. Tongue and groove dovetailing is essential for floor restoration. Team members are trained to install most major brands and to use the sanders and other tools on-hand when a floorboard needs to be shaved down to fit. Once it is installed, we also stain or paint the floor to match the existing paint and furniture.
 
At SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg we do everything possible to remediate the effects of flood damage and return you and your family to a safe, clean environment. For more information about what we can do for your home, call us today at (727) 522-0000.

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Water Damage from a Clogged Drain in Your Shore Acres Laundry Room

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from a Clogged Drain in Your Shore Acres Laundry Room Clogged drains can cause more than one type of water damage problem in your home. If you suffer water damage after a clog, contact SERVPRO.

Our Technicians Determine the Cause of Water Damage in Your Home Before Commencing the Remediation Process

You already know that lint accumulates in your dryer's vent, but lint starts coming off your clothing before that, while it is in the washing machine, also. Pet hair and other debris also get washed off, and this all ends up getting flushed down the drain of your Shore Acres home. Similar to your dryer's vent system, the drain can accumulate clogs and blocked areas, leading to avoidable situations.

Your home can end up with water damage in Shore Acres from clogged drain lines. This is especially true with washing machines because they force the water down through the drain during not only one, but at least two cycles. If the tubing has clogs or other blockages, the water has no other place to go except over the top of your washer and onto the floor.

At SERVPRO, we train our technicians in several fields of home restoration. One area of training includes Water Damage Restoration (WRT) certification from the IICRC, an internationally recognized organization. This ensures that our services remain up-to-date and current with the latest developments. We want to help you in protecting your home from the devastating effects of misplaced water.  

We clean up wet messes before they become too widespread. We keep the equipment in good operating condition, so it is always ready when needed to perform any size job. Removing the water includes the extraction of moisture in the air and any places that absorbed water, as well.

The state of your home's interior must remain dry at all times. Huge losses can raise humidity levels and cause dehumidifiers to work overtime. In homes that do not have one, dampness can lead to mold growth and materials that fall apart at the slightest touch. In areas that receive only a slight amount, they might not become heavily damaged but instead only suffer staining. However, that staining can ruin the aesthetics in even the most gorgeous rooms, making your home seem ugly and dirty.

Regardless of the situation involving a water damage event in your home, we are ready to assist you with our 24-hour service. Calling SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 is all you need to do to start the services your home requires.

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Hurricane Irma and Your Winter Home in NE St. Petersburg

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Irma and Your Winter Home in NE St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Meets Up with Hurricane Irma

Water and Mold Damage Result from Tropical Storms

Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy living in more northern parts of the country during the warmer months and then return to sunnier places, such as St. Petersburg, for the winter months. Avoiding the inclement weather that living in their winter homes would force upon them, our winter residents can usually depend on sunny beaches, warm breezes, and stress-free daily activities in a healthy environment.

Hurricane Irma came to our beautiful Florida coasts like few hurricanes ever have, and many of the homes and condos in St. Petersburg suffered terribly. Battered by the wind and the rain, with many physical objects adding to the tumult, residences took on water in vast amounts. Allowed to sit, saturating materials even more thoroughly, these homes become more damaged with each passing day.

Within these homes' closed-off interiors, evaporation slows significantly. However, the moisture moves around the inside of the residence, leaving trace amounts of moisture wherever it goes. The moisture then allows molds to take over a home, infesting walls, ceilings, the insides of closets and cabinets where these pervasive microbes can gain a foothold.
    
Textiles, a favorite of fungi, can hold enough moisture to permit extensive growth. At SERVPRO, we can clean even the worst examples. If we can begin restoration services soon after the damage starts, we can gain better results for our customers. As our team works on cleanup and restoration of your home's structure, other members provide the care that many softer materials require. While some may nicely and adequately respond to our restoration efforts, others might not. In those instances, we always discuss the matter before the disposal of these items. When removing such items, we must make sure that we bag the items, so mold and spores remain confined.

Enduring a hurricane like Irma means can result in severe mold damage problems. If so, your home needs to receive professional restoration services focused on the exact state of the damages. Doing otherwise can result in increased damages in the future. Water damage cannot go away on its own, and it never gets better.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is always ready to help winter residents by making sure they have full use of their winter homes again. Even severe hurricane damage can be mitigated and your residence restored from top to bottom, quickly and professionally. Call us at (727) 522-0000 as soon as you know your home or condo needs our restoration services.

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Mold Remediation Services Available to Homeowners in St. Petersburg

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Services Available to Homeowners in St. Petersburg A musty, foul smell can be a sign of mold growth in your HVAC system.

SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians Remediate Mold Damage in Your Ventilation System

Having mold in your St. Petersburg home is one thing, it invading your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is something else entirely. Since you cannot see these microscopic airborne spores, every time you turn your system on hundreds of thousands of mold spores spread throughout your home.

The most obvious sign of mold damage in your St. Petersburg home is the accompanying odor. If you have growth in more than one room, the odor can be rather overwhelming. Therefore, never ignore foul, musty odors that develop anywhere in your home, there is a possibility that mold exists and things can get out of hand rather quickly.

A sure-fire way to determine whether mold exists in your home, or its HVAC system, involves hiring a qualified professional to test for the presence of mold. Companies, like SERVPRO, can help you locate mold growth in your home and perform mold remediation services that put control back in your hands. 

SERVPRO uses various techniques to remove mold from your ductwork, including manual and mechanical brushes that loosen mold growing on the walls of ducting. While blowguns, air skippers, and air whips drive mold and other debris into collection devices. Vacuums equipped with HEPA filters also help, along with chemical biocides that kill off any remaining mold spores.

The EPA highly recommends hiring a professional to perform these services. SERVPRO NADCA certified technicians use a variety of specialized equipment, and always take pride in providing you with quality services. We take care to avoid damaging ducting, clean the entire system, and work hard to ensure we remove mold spores quickly and efficiently. 

If we determine that mold exists in the ductwork of your ventilation system, we also inspect the rest of the house to locate the source of the problem. Our cleaning services help improve your indoor air quality, as well as the performance and costs associated with running the ventilation system itself. 

Obtain quality mold remediation services for your HVAC system, today. SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg has technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, anytime, day or night providing services for several local communities, including Meadowlawn, ShoreAcres, and Vinoy. (727) 522-0000 

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Qualified Fire Damage Restoration Services Available Throughout the St. Petersburg Area

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Qualified Fire Damage Restoration Services Available Throughout the St. Petersburg Area Waking up to a house fire can be devastating, call SERVPRO to restore your home back to its original condition "Like it never even happened."

Quick and Efficient Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services

You awake in the middle of the night to the smell of smoke, reaching your kitchen to discover flames soaring out of control. Regardless of what caused the problem in your St. Petersburg home, you now need help to recover, that is where we come in. 

We understand that experiencing fire damage on your St. Petersburg property can be difficult. Fires create terrible damage that takes a serious toll on your living environment. However, having a trusted partner with years of experience returning homes just like yours to normal after a fire can help you receive fast, efficient results. 

You are not alone; SERVPRO professionals are available 365-days a year, 24-hours a day to provide critical fire damage restoration services in your home. We make it possible for you to gain access to qualified professionals right here in your community. It is our job to minimize any losses you experience and provide you with stress-free services that make it easier to get back on track after a fire.

A small kitchen fire or an event that makes its way through your entire structure is no problem for SERVPRO technicians to handle. All of our technicians receive rigorous in-house training and obtain full IICRC-industry certification before setting foot on your property. With full access to advanced equipment and resources, we work hard to make your recovery faster than you might imagine. 

We understand that your home is of vital importance and whether the fire damage is large or small, receiving quality results is a major concern. At SERVPRO, we take providing restoration services to our neighbors seriously and do everything possible to restore your property to a quality pre-fire damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

The damage itself can grow exponentially worse the longer you wait, especially since most fires also include water damage that can allow residues to dig into surfaces faster and lead to mold damage as well. So, should you be facing a fire problem on your property, call a professional for help as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is ready to assist you with any emergency situation you may face, call today. We serve Snell Isle, Vinoy, and Old Northeast anytime, day or night. (727) 522-0000

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Flood Damage Left Behind in St. Petersburg after a Hurricane Requires Specialized Services

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Left Behind in St. Petersburg after a Hurricane Requires Specialized Services If your home is affected by a storm, call the certified technicians at SERVPRO to restore your home.

Restoring Your Home After Flood Damage

After any storm, damages become more apparent than what they were as they happened. Many of the homes in St. Petersburg remained upright after weathering fierce storms and hurricanes in the past. The water washed in by wind and rain, as well as by rising tidal waters, was seen as minor flooding compared to the losses involving completely destroyed homes. 

St. Petersburg's perfect weather rarely has storm-related flood damage, but for this and other catastrophes, you can contact SERVPRO technicians whenever needed. In the likely event that the power is off in the neighborhood, we supply our own. You and your family can depend on us to make everything “Like it never even happened.” Being your neighbors and living in the same area, we understand the stresses that disasters cause the people in our community.

Going beyond compassion toward others around us, we know that to help them as fully as possible, we need extensive and thorough training in remediating damaged homes. We hold certifications from the IICRC in many fields related to disaster clean up, including Commercial Drying (CDS) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD). 

Flood damage can affect a home in a multitude of ways, none of which benefit the homeowners or their family members. Hurricanes manage to wreak damages in unexpected ways, some of which pose severe health effects. We remove all of these and ensure that even the microbial-laden residues no longer remain. Our measuring devices include those that detect microbial activity and the number of biological materials on surfaces. Used both before and after cleaning, we compare the results to ensure high standards of cleanliness to protect your family.

Carpets most likely need removal and replacement, so we prepare the floor by drying it out and removing any hazards that remain. These can also impede the installation process of new flooring later. Saturated walls also require replacement, although most ceilings can stay with little or no repairs. Stairs and banisters must dry quickly to avoid damage to the wood. Door and window frames and sliding tracks often warp from the wind's strength, requiring the installation of new ones.

No matter what it takes to restore your home, the friendly and professional technicians at SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg can perform the work. Contact us for the restoration of your home after a hurricane or storm-related flood damage takes its toll. (727) 522- 0000

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