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Mold Damage Technicians In St. Petersburg

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In St. Petersburg When dealing with mold inside your St. Petersburg home, it is essential to know how it gets formed and how it behaves.

Mold Damage Professionals

When dealing with mold inside your St. Petersburg home, it is essential to know how it gets formed and how it behaves. Any time water gets inside your home and does not get dried promptly a fungus possibly gets created. Once any mold gets noticed, it is vital to treat the area so that the fungi do not spread to other locations inside the building.

The presence of mold inside a house possibly causes health effects for some people. St. Petersburg's mold damage experts employed by SERVPRO get educated about fungal behavior and the remediation process. Our primary goal when remediating a fungi problem is to stop growth at the source so that it doesn't spread to other areas of the home.

A fungus first gets created by a spore which is a microscopic, seed-like structure. The spores branch out little structures called hyphae that spread all directions and release more spores into the air. The little seeds then become airborne and float around the building until they land in other rooms.

The first thing SERVPRO does when we start to mitigate mold is to contain the affected area. Plastic gets put up around the region to prevent mold spores from spreading to other areas. Many times, negative air pressure is pulled from the containment chamber sucking the contaminated air into a HEPA filter.

Next, we remove all of the mold contamination found within the contained area. Porous materials often get discarded while non-porous materials possibly get sanded and cleaned with anti-microbial chemicals. Drywall sometimes gets removed, put in a sealed bag and taken to a dumpster.

After all of the items showing mold contamination get removed a final cleaning starts. During the cleaning process dust and settled spores get vacuumed up by a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Then the area gets cleaned one last time with anti-microbial cleaning products.

Lastly, drying equipment gets set up to drop moisture levels in the affected area so that mold doesn't have the moisture it needs to grow back. If you ever have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 for help 24/7.

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Restoring Small Fire Damages to Your St. Petersburg Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Small Fire Damages to Your St. Petersburg Home Small electrical fires can require more than conventional cleaning methods, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Big or Small

Small electrical fires are not all that uncommon to residences. When your St. Petersburg home has fallen victim to one of these minuscule situations, you might not be dealing with a substantial structural loss or devastating lingering effects from the blaze, yet you still have problems to overcome. Since most people only have conventional methods for cleaning up their home, it is unlikely they possess the skillset to professionally restore a house after a fire of any size successfully.

So when your St. Petersburg home suffers from low scale fire damage, it is still something that you want to get remedied as quickly as you can. Even without the vast structural concerns and pressing damages, some of the effects can make it challenging to live comfortably in your home. With this in mind, it is advisable to speak with the experienced and dedicated technicians we have at SERVPRO.

With years of experience and thorough IICRC training in all aspects of fire restoration, our professionals can work quickly to make your small fire a distant memory. With smaller, contained blazes like what you have experienced, damage assessment is typically a short and concise process. The most palpable culprits that make it difficult to move on from the incident are often the lingering odor and smoke or soot damages.

Our SERVPRO team can utilize air scrubbers (either dryly or using a wet solution for more challenging soot damages) to restore surfaces, walls, ceilings, and floors back to preloss conditions. The same equipment can often get used for furniture and select affected contents of your home.

Removing the lingering odor from the smoke and charring familiar to a house fire can often prove a challenge for those looking to try and restore damages on their own. However, with our equipment like dense fogging machines with an unscented chemical compound, we can neutralize and nullify noxious odors on a molecular level.

No instance of fire damage is something that you should have to endure alone. You can always count on the experienced and reliable team we have at SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg. It is easy to reach our emergency response team 24/7; you just have to dial (727) 522-0000.

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Commercial Water Removal Services for Your St. Petersburg Furniture Consignment Shop

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services for Your St. Petersburg Furniture Consignment Shop Your consignment shop is filled with many unique pieces that you have been entrusted with selling. Should you face water damage, contact SERVPRO.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Shop

Faulty plumbing can wreak havoc on your St. Petersburg furniture consignment shop. Water can seep into walls, flooring, carpets, and furniture. All of this can cause rotting, mold, or other damages which can go undetected until it is too late. It is essential that you move quickly to correct the problem as soon as you find it, or you can be looking at much downtime for your business and costly repairs as well.
When lousy plumbing has caused a water leak in your St. Petersburg business, you may need commercial water removal services. SERVPRO can help you, as we are a professional water damage remediation company with the experience and equipment needed to help you. We understand you wish to stay open if possible, and we can work around your schedule to help lower any downtime. In a situation like this, we also know that time is of the essence to prevent additional damages.
After we assess the damages to see how bad they are, we begin to extract any standing water with special truck-mounted pumps. Once this water is gone, we have other equipment to help us dry out the structure completely such as air-movers, dehumidifiers, and industrial fans. These are checked daily and moved as necessary so that we can ensure the fastest drying time possible.
Any items or merchandise which are salvageable may be packed up and moved to another location for cleaning and restoration until the building is restored. Then we return these items after the job at your shop is complete.
Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge and equipment to dry your building back to its preloss conditions thoroughly. We have special moisture meters which we can use as well to find any hidden moisture inside walls, ceilings, or floors. Sometimes, we need to remove baseboards to ensure that our equipment can dry inside wall cavities. Eliminating all the excess moisture prevents further damage including the growth of mildew and mold.
Your business in Shore Acres, Meadowlawn, or Snell Isle is essential to you, so it is important to SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg as well. We know that time is of the essence in water damage emergency, and that your business is also significantly affected by a situation like this. We do not hesitate to come out and assist you when you call us at (727) 522-0000 so your business can be running like normal as quickly as possible.

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Making a Fast Recovery from Flood Damage in St. Petersburg

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Making a Fast Recovery from Flood Damage in St. Petersburg React to your flooded situation quickly by contacting SERVPRO and help minimize the damage as well as any secondary damage possibilities.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Arrives at Your Home, Ready to Tackle the Flooding Scenario

Because unexpected flooding can strike at any time in St. Petersburg, it helps to know that experienced and professional crews can help mitigate the damage, no matter how bad things seem. Placing things at a higher level of the home to save them from the incoming water can help calm homeowners, but safety should always remain a primary concern for everyone involved.

When a home or other property suffers from flood damage in St. Petersburg, getting the water out starts the recovery process, but it alone never suffices. Floods bring dirty water into your property, meaning your home needs cleaning and sanitizing, drying out, and removal of debris.

Debris comes in many sizes and includes both inert materials, such as plastics, organic-based substances, and chemicals. Leaving these inside your home allows the disaster to literally grow. Only physical removal can adequately handle this aspect of flood damage. We handle such debris as the organic waste it mingles with requires - double bagging while wearing personal protection equipment.

The professionals at SERVPRO know how overwhelming a flood feels, so we train in all areas of flood damage recovery. Our extensive training not only prepares us for coping with the tasks involved in mitigating flooding and other types of disasters that threaten to take over the homes in our community, but it also earns us our IICRC certificates.

Floors often require substantial care immediately after a flood. Not only do they become saturated, but the silt and other microscopic debris that becomes lodged within carpets, wood floors and under tiles can create problems if still present at installation time for new flooring systems.

Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) helps in this area of flood damage mitigation by using ozone and hydroxyl machines. These produce gasses which quickly bond with leftover particles, particles that can produce foul odors. Accomplishing both a cleaner home and eliminating odors, your home soon looks and smells "Like it never even happened" again.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg can be reached by calling (727) 522-0000. Our services are always available, round-the-clock, every day of the year. Locally owned and operated, we serve the communities of Placido and Coffeepot Bayous, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding area.

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Choosing Mold Remediation Services For Your Shore Acres Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Choosing Mold Remediation Services For Your Shore Acres Home Stay cool but be vigilant to any excessive moisture coming into your home from your air conditioning unit. Contact SERVPRO to remediate mold problems

Team SERVPRO Investigates Damage Extent Thoroughly to Prevent Recurrences

When the weather starts getting to sweltering temperatures around your Shore Acres home, most homeowners decide to crank up their air conditioners and bask in the cooler temperatures. One thing that you might not consider when you run this appliance at all hours of the day and night is that it allows for a great deal of water to build up inside the machine and also allows for condensation on nearby materials like drywall. While you might not think a little bit of water or moisture is all that big of a deal, it could have some dire implications.
One of the typical outcomes from this scenario going unchecked and unregulated is mold damage to your Shore Acres home. Usually, you can hardly even notice its presence until a mold colony has formed entirely, and by this point, has likely spread and started other fungal growths elsewhere in the nearby vicinity. Studies have shown that mold can cause health effects for you and your family, which gives a pretty convincing reason to want to resolve this issue quickly when you notice it.
It could be tempting to attempt removal of the mold colonies on your own, but even the most stringent of cleaners cannot usually entirely remove the organism growing throughout the area. An effective strategy is to call our mold remediation specialists here at SERVPRO. We have the tools and expertise to successfully handle whatever kind of fungal growth exists in your home, all while upholding our work to the highest of standards.
Our SERVPRO technicians get trained to IICRC standards for mold remediation. The training consists of solutions for eradicating all varieties of mold colonies, restoration, disinfection, and odor removal. Our process involves sophisticated equipment from scrubbers with HEPA filters to deodorizing foggers to nullify foul odor molecules and pungent spores in the air.
Let our professional team get to work quickly on remediating your mold situation and providing lasting solutions to prevent recurrences. Our SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg specialists respond quickly to resolve any emergency or restoration need you might have. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (727) 522-0000.

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Fix Smoke and Fire Damage in Pinellas County Sooner Rather Than Later

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fix Smoke and Fire Damage in Pinellas County Sooner Rather Than Later Smoke odor, whether from a fire or years of cigarette smoking, can linger for years in a home. Contact SERVPRO for smoke remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Expertly Remediates Smoke Odors in Your Home

Over years of tobacco product usage in a home, the entire building can begin to smell of smoke and cigarettes. Smoke damage is one of the most common and unfortunate types of fire damage to Pinellas County homes because many different sources can cause it.

While smoking has become less prevalent across the United States in recent years, many homes still reek of tobacco and decades of smoke exposure. Whether you inherited the property, purchased it, or just want to fix a years-old problem, SERVPRO is there to help you eliminate the smell of smoke from your home.

While we are known best for our assistance with more large-scale fire damage restoration in Pinellas County, we also help local homeowners with all sorts of fire and smoke-related issues, including many different types and scales of smoke damage. Smoke, while a subtle and slow-building issue, is nonetheless costly to remove with the proper tools and impossible to eliminate without them. Smoke particles can embed in walls, floors, clothing, and anything else in your home, creating sources of odor that can last for many years after all smoking activity in the home stops. Rather than waiting decades for the smell to go away naturally, call SERVPRO to learn how we can help fix the issue now.

We use an array of powerful odor elimination tools known as fogging devices that create a thick chemical fog that works its way into the tiniest crevices of your home and neutralizes individual smoke odor particles within them. We have multiple variants of this technology, such as Ultra-Low Volume foggers that allow us to eliminate smoke odors from HVAC systems and other tight spaces. No matter where the smoke is concentrated and how deep-rooted it may be, we have the power to flush it out of your home entirely.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg provides expert advice, assistance, and restoration services to those dealing with the effects of smoke and fire damage in the local area. Call us at (727) 522-0000.

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Trusted Water Damage Restoration Services in Pinellas County

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Trusted Water Damage Restoration Services in Pinellas County If water damage is left untreated, it can cause mold and mildew to grow.

SERVPRO Specializes in Water Damage Remediation

After experiencing a water damage incident, most people do not know the next step to take. If left unattended to, the water can seep and cause permanent damage to your valuable contents. When you opt for professional restoration services in Pinellas County, it is possible to reduce the extent of the damage. That is why it is so crucial to learn how the experts work to alleviate the loss.

Indoor water damage incidents in Pinellas County require specific drying equipment to minimize the resulting loss. It is common to see our SERVPRO technicians using air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and air movers when restoring your property. The role of air movers is to increase the rate at which moist areas dry by facilitating air circulation. For them to work efficiently, positioning them correctly as by the IICRC standards is necessary.

The additional moisture in the air may cause conditions favorable for mildew and mold growth. That is why SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers to remove that excess moisture from the air. On the other hand, air scrubbers are used to remove particles and odors from the air efficiently. We classify them into two types: dry scrubbers that have an ionic purifier and the wet ones that eliminate and trap particulates by using a moist filter.

Another way of combating the unpleasant odors is through deodorization. Since a single deodorant cannot neutralize all types of odors, there are many deodorant types out there with each working differently. For instance, when our technicians use masking deodorants, they cover the unpleasant smells with a pleasant smell. Pairing deodorants combine with particles that are present in the air and then fall, thus making it easy to clean them. The secret behind doing away with an unpleasant smell is identifying its source and removing it.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is a trusted leader in both commercial and residential storm, water, fire and mold damage restoration. Call us at (727) 522-0000 to learn more about our restoration services.  

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SERVPRO Helps Minimize the Damage after a Commercial Fire in St. Petersburg

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Helps Minimize the Damage after a Commercial Fire in St. Petersburg Many factors affect the cleaning process after fire damage, SERVPRO acts fast to restore your business as soon as possible.

The Six Major Factors that Affect Fire Damage Restoration

Business fires in St. Petersburg normally get stopped quickly. Fire suppression systems are effective and respond rapidly to too much heat or smoke. They prevent damage from flames, but the cost of smoke and soot adds up quickly.

When it comes to commercial fire damage in St. Petersburg, factory owners can depend on SERVPRO to reduce the cost and reopen their doors as quickly as possible. Our restoration teams have the latest training and equipment to help put every light industry operation back to work. We look at six major factors and tailor each plan accordingly.

The type of material that burned tells us the most. Natural materials like wood leave a dry residue that we can wipe away easily. Synthetic materials like plastic tabletops leave a wet residue that requires more effort to clean. It also pits other surfaces, causing further damage.

Surface types determine the number of hours we put in and what tools and cleaners we need. Non-porous surfaces such as glass and metal are easier to clean and require fewer cleaners. In many cases, our IICRC-certified technicians can wipe off the smoke and soot with dry sponges or with a small amount of water to break up thick layers of soot.

Smoke and soot more easily penetrate porous surfaces such as drywall and other building material. That makes them much harder to clean and our technicians often need a chemical cleaner. If water also soaked the building material, it is usually cheaper for SERVPRO crews to remove and replace it.

Surface age is also a factor. Interior paint breaks down over time and makes it more difficult to clean. The same is true for glass and metal. Scratches and rust break down the surfaces, allowing soot to penetrate. We can still clean all of these, but it does require additional labor hours and stronger cleaning agents. For metal surfaces, we may need a stiff, wire brush to remove all of the soot.

The heat of the fire before it was put out is important also. Higher temperatures cause plastic and laminate surfaces to form bubbles and melt. As they warp, soot and even odors penetrate deeper.

Temperature change can be a problem as well. If a surface cools rapidly, like when water strikes it from the suppression system or the efforts of the fire department, the soot residue on it can form a film which is more difficult to remove.

Finally, moisture can be a problem as well. A high moisture level can cause vinyl to change color and permanently stain other property if it burns at a high temperature. Again, the source of this moisture is often from the suppression system or firefighters trying to preserve the structure.

Reopening your business after a fire is not a fast process, but SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg does everything possible to make it as quick and financially painless as possible. If you need our services, call us at (727) 522-0000 today.

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Restoring Your St. Petersburg Home After Fire Damage

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Your St. Petersburg Home After Fire Damage Small appliances can easily malfunction and cause an electrical fire in your home.

Fast Relief after an Electrical Fire Damages Your Home

Electrical fires are a real and present danger in homes in St. Petersburg. Several things could trigger them, including faulty appliances and outlets. Lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs are another common cause of electrical fires. Extension cords, bad wiring, and space heaters are other things that can create fire hazards.

If any of these items have caused an electrical fire in your St. Petersburg home and you are left with fire damage, you need professional help to restore and clean your property. SERVPRO, fire damage remediation specialists, can be at your home quickly once you contact us.

The first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after a fire is known to be the golden hours of recovery. Our fast response to your call helps to quickly stabilize your property and ensure the recovery as of much of it as possible. The smoke and acidic soot damage which is often produced when fires are extinguished speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of building components and personal possessions. To make matters worse, fires are frequently extinguished with water or dry chemicals, and the toxic smoke odor that remains has to be neutralized and deodorized.

SERVPRO’s process for fire damage restoration includes mitigating the damage, cleaning up smoke and soot damage, and restoration of water damage as soon as we can after the damage initially occurred. Beyond any visible structural damage, your contents inside your home have to be assessed for recovery depending on several factors. These include loss of use, replacement cost versus restoration cost, loss of value, the effect of smoke and heat, decreased life expectancy, and sentimental value.

Our restoration services include demolition, emergency board-up, thermal deodorization to remove smoke damage, plus soot removal film application. We work fast to restore your home to its original condition.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg can be trusted to take care of your fire-damaged home in the areas of Meadowlawn, Placido Bayou, or Shore Acres. Just reach out to us at (727) 522-0000 as soon as the fire is out so we can get your life back on track.  

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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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