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Is there a Solution to Water Damage in a St. Petersburg Home?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

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St. Petersburg Homeowners Can Call SERVPRO for Premier Water Restoration Services

Most people in St. Petersburg may think of water restoration services only in passing, without ever considering they might need them one day. Extreme storms, plumbing problems, and ceiling leaks can wreak havoc to your home, leading you to call a reputable company to provide emergency services and restore water damage. Acting quickly and relying on a certified team of water restoration technicians sets the stage for a successful cleanup process and minimal disruption.

The most capable water restoration team in St. Petersburg is SERVPRO. Our staff trains diligently with experts in our field and prepares to take action when emergencies happen. Not only are we fast to arrive thanks to our round-the-clock coverage, but we have at our fingertips the necessary equipment to begin the water extraction and drying essential to a comprehensive water cleanup process.

With the right team equipped with the right tools, the water restoration process becomes possible. Our SERVPRO staff goes above and beyond what the average homeowner can do and instead relies on industry-grade air circulators, water extraction pumps, and desiccants to remove excess humidity from your home. As we work, we use advanced measuring tools that help us assess our progress and identify problem areas hiding from plain view. Homeowners with unattended water issues inadvertently create a hospitable environment for mold growth, which is a common escalation to water damage.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is much more than a drying service. When you call us at (727) 522-0000, you are assured of having the best in the field, including staff, equipment, and processes. Invite us into your home and let us leave it “Like it never even happened.”

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

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

fire line Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have the training your home needs after a fire occurs.

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 severe 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. Our job is to minimize any damages you experience and provide you with stress-free services that make it easier to get back on track after a fire.

Fire Restoration Training

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 significant 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.”

Water & Fire Damage Restorations

The damage itself can grow exponentially worse the longer you wait, mainly 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 St. Petersburg, Northeast St. Petersburg, and Shore Acres anytime, day or night. (727) 522-0000

Dealing with Minor Flood Damage in Your St. Petersburg Kitchen

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Figure Out the Flooding Path in Your Home

Many homeowners have recently opted to replace their cabinets with newer-looking ones while deciding to replace various appliances. Sometimes, however, this can backfire. The wood used to make cabinets often needs time to adjust to the higher Florida humidity. This is a slight adjustment, but when older appliances fail, these same cabinets are often exposed to copious amounts of water that they were never expected to withstand. 

Many St. Petersburg area homes sustain minor flood damage because of problems with kitchen appliances. These appliances do not necessarily need to be repaired themselves, but the washer rings, fittings, hoses, and other water-feeding and draining parts are often not inspected. When these parts fail, they can spew water, sometimes clean, and other times, not-so-clean, all over the kitchen, including the cabinetry. 

Water Removal Services

Allowing this to dry off in the air can lead to dramatic warping. Cabinetry of all ages needs to be cared for correctly. Metal fittings such as hinges and doorknobs, drawer runners, and latches can rust quickly. This rust can, in turn, run whenever there are slight elevations in humidity, staining cabinet doors. 

Also, water from appliance malfunction problems can pool under flooring, entering through even the smallest cracks, forming future problems and possibly mold damage. This moisture can keep your kitchen damp-feeling, and when air conditioning or central air is used, this cooler environment, along with closed doors and windows, can keep the water trapped inside. 

At SERVPRO, knowing how to solve situations such as this, although seemingly minor, can prevent much more costly situations from becoming a reality. Moisture travels – it never stays put in one spot. When even minor flood damage exists, we realize much more damage that a lack of action can create. Moisture from an overflowing dishwasher or broken garbage disposal can eventually end up as far away as your attic! 

No job is too big, nor too small, for SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg. Call us for your flood damage control needs at (727) 522-0000, anytime, day or night. We can help prevent more significant problems from happening elsewhere in your home.

Efficient Commercial Mold Remediation is Handled by Pros in St. Petersburg

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

When Your St. Petersburg Commercial Space Needs Mold Remediation, Hire SERVPRO for the Job

If you suspect mold growth at the beginning of colonization within your St. Petersburg office building, it can be alarming. No matter what, you must address it completely and safely, which is why it is better to contact trained mold specialists for the task. SERVPRO wants you to know that failure to implement best practices for mold removal could generate harmful conditions, such as:

  • Harsh, musty odors
  • Moist conditions that persist
  • The spread of mold organisms
  • Deterioration of building and structural materials
  • Potential health effects

When you contact SERVPRO to help with mold remediation in your St. Petersburg commercial location, we take a multi-faceted approach. There could also be some level of controlled demolition and material replacement as part of our black mold damage repairs when it comes to mold removal. 

Note: A common misconception is that mold remediation services completely eradicate mold from your premises. Spores are microscopic, and they are everywhere within the natural world. While it might be impossible for total removal, SERVPRO works diligently to handle any existing spores and discourage new growth.

Devices We Often Use for Mold Remediation

Our skilled technicians have access to a vast selection of tools and products, including:

  • Infrared imaging
  • Non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters
  • Moisture sensors
  • Thermo-hygrometers
  • EPA-registered antimicrobials and disinfectant cleaning agents
  • Dehumidifiers and air movers

With our detailed monitoring, we can tackle mold growth wherever it hides. We consistently adjust our methods to achieve our remediation goals as quickly as possible so that your office building sees less downtime. Call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 when you want a team onsite and ready to get started with mold remediation. 

Typical Treatments for Walls and Ceilings with Smoke Damage in St. Petersburg

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techniques Mitigate Fire & Smoke Damage 

Most fires damage walls and ceilings primarily through the smoke and its residues. As such, cleaning these surfaces is complicated by the many changes and variations of smoke present in the aftermath of fire damage. SERVPRO uses various approaches to clean and remove smoke from walls and ceilings, including specialized brushes, cleaning agents, and techniques designed specifically for niche scenarios. Here's an overview of the cleaning methods you are most likely to see our crews using during restorations.

Dry Sponge Cleaning

Dry sponges get regularly used in the field as they apply to a wide variety of St. Petersburg fire damage scenarios. Dry Cleaning Sponges are used when damage is relatively light or a precursor to more heavy-duty cleaning methods. These can pick up scattered dust, ash, debris, and other factors which can inhibit and slow down wet cleaning processes. In lighter cases of fire damage, these may be all we need to clean your walls and ceilings adequately. In upholstery and soft fabrics being covered with dry smoke (powder), vacuuming is the first action taken.

Wet Sponge Cleaning

Wet sponge cleaning is not merely a variation of its dry counterpart: this process requires different sponges, specialty cleaning agents, and much more careful application. In return, cleaning is much deeper and leaves behind less residue. However, this type of cleaning is limited by the material composing the wall or ceiling. Typically, we only apply wet sponge treatments to paint, metal, or wood ceilings and walls. Surfaces are always pre-tested to ensure no secondary damage will result from the fire damage cleanup.

Peroxide Active Cleaning

Some types of ceilings cannot be cleaned with water-based liquids or may otherwise have damaging elements such as tar that make wet sponge treatments improper. For these, SERVPRO uses peroxide active cleaning regiments, a type of cleaning based on the application of hydrogen peroxide. These treatments are not different from wet sponge treatments, but they rely on a very different chemical process. Quite often, by successfully cleaning surfaces of most of the residue of smoke and soot, our IICRC certified technicians can limit these materials' replacement and rely upon odor suppressing primers and then a newly finished coat of paint. We always strive to restore, not replace.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is a locally owned franchise with national resources dedicated to mitigating and restoring local homes taking damage from fire, water, and mold damage. Call us around the clock at (727) 522-0000.

Inspect Your Cooling System to Avoid Seasonal Water Damage in Your St. Petersburg Home

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

AC units outside of residential building Summer is almost here. Water infiltration from air conditioners cause damage your home. SERVPRO is ready to take your call!

Avoid Seasonal Water Damage with Help from SERVPRO

The hot and humid summers experienced on the Gulf Coast take a real toll on your cooling system. Unfortunately, the hard work done by air conditioners sometimes results in water damage to your home. Although this type of water infiltration surprises homeowners, SERVPRO technicians know to look for it as a common source of moisture that harms structures and contents.

Cooling systems are a significant source of water damage in St. Petersburg homes. Whether your home features central air or window units, the mechanism is the same. The warm, humid air flows over condenser coils, the freezing temperature causing the water vapor to condense into a liquid. In a properly operating and well-maintained AC configuration, the condensation collects and then drains through a series of hoses. Typically, the hoses direct the water outside your home or into an interior drain.

The problem arises when the drain becomes clogged, and water backs up into the pan, collecting water under the coils. Moisture spills out of the AC unit and seeps into walls or drips onto floors. Because the humid air condenses into water drop by drop, the movement from the air conditioner to the structures or contents of your home is slow and subtle. A soaked carpet or bulging wall beneath the condenser is often the first you know of the damage. Occasionally the water travels far from the condenser through walls and over window sills, requiring a trained SERVPRO technician to trace the flow.

Water damage from a malfunctioning air conditioner poses a risk of contamination and microbial growth as it sits within a hardworking, hot machine. Raised temperatures and close quarters are the perfect conditions for clean water to transform from gray to even black. An experienced water damage restoration company deals swiftly to address the complications of contaminated water. The training and experience SERVPRO technicians offer ensures proper procedures, avoiding spreading any infestation, and educated removal of mold, mildew, and infectious wastewater. Only when the abatement of any hazardous water-borne contamination concludes, our staff use air movers, dehumidifiers, and cleaning products to bring a saturated rug, wet ceiling or wall, or sodden woodwork back to preloss condition.

Rely upon the highly qualified staff of SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg to investigate and solve water damage stemming from poorly operating or maintained AC. Operators at (727) 522-0000 send our talented crews to your rescue as soon as possible.

Causes of Commercial Flood Damage in St. Petersburg

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees blowing in heavy rain, storm It always seems like it is storm season in Florida. SERVPRO is always on call to dry and restore your business.

Several Issues Often Lead to Flood Damage in St. Petersburg

As you can imagine, given its location, St. Petersburg businesses often suffer flood damage due to several common issues that routinely affect this part of Florida.

SERVPRO, through its decades of experience, has successfully dealt with commercial flood damage in St. Petersburg arising from just about every situation imaginable. These situations have involved everything from catastrophic cyclonic storms and the torrential subtropical rains of the region’s rainy season to city drainage system issues. Specifically, some of these problems have been:

  • Hurricanes passing over the area and quickly deluging it with inches of rain
  • Heavier than usual rains during Florida’s rainy period between May and the end of October
  • Powerful storm surges that push excessive amounts of water into Tampa Bay
  • Clogged, damaged, or otherwise overwhelmed gutters, canals, and other drainage networks

What SERVPRO Does to Remediate the Effects of Flooding

As one of the best biohazard remediation and flood restoration companies in St. Petersburg, we can do several things to clean up and restore flood-damaged businesses. These services include:

Regardless of the damage flooding does to your restaurant, retail store, hotel, or other commercial facilities, SERVPRO is likely able to remediate it effectively.

With all that said, if you ever need help cleaning up and restoring your business’ flood damage, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000.

Why Choose SERVPRO® for Hurricane Clean Up?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees blowing in a storm with rain droplets Hurricane Preparedness Guide for residents in St. Petersburg.

SERVPRO Offers St. Petersburg Residents Rapid Water Removal Services and Restoration, 24/7!

Every household within the St. Petersburg area should have a solid emergency plan in place should you experience a hurricane or significant storm surge. Keeping safe is just half of the battle once the storm is here. You also need to know who you can call to ensure you limit loss and secondary damage to your home.

Whenever torrential rain and wind hit St. Petersburg, there is the danger of a powerful tidal surge. If you experience groundwater flooding, rapid water extraction must follow before saltwater corrosion settles in. Rather than risk your property and pocketbook on unlicensed contractors, SERVPRO of N.E. St. Petersburg is available with IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) and dependable controlled demolition services. We specialize in water cleanup and restoration after:

  • Tropical storms
  • Hurricanes
  • Wind damage
  • Storm surges

Click here to view our complete '2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Within your emergency contacts, be sure that you include (727) 522-0000 so that you can reach SERVPRO of N.E. St. Petersburg 24/7 for emergency storm recovery services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and available to help you get your property back to preloss condition.

Shore Acres Homes Deserve SERVPRO Fire Restoration

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot and debris everywhere Soot residues and smoke are difficult to deal with after a fire. SERVPRO technicians are certified in fire damage remediation. Contact us right away.

SERVPRO Knows How to Address Soot and Smoke Residue With Careful Fire Restoration Techniques – Call Us to Your Shore Acres Home!

Within all fire damaged homes, there is more than just charred debris to be concerned with. Smoke damage must get addressed so that your Shore Acres property is left like-new once again. By calling SERVPRO to the scene, we ensure all measures get put into place to restore your property, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

When called for fire restoration in Shore Acres, our SERVPRO technicians and managers have received training to identify different residues that have soiled surfaces. Soot and smoke residue generally fall into three categories:

  • Dry – Whenever a fire burns fast and hot while consuming paper and wood as fuel, it will put out a light, ashy, dry soot.
  • Wet – Whenever a fire burns, including rubber, plastics, or damp fabric and padding, it will put out a thick, sticky, wet soot.
  • Protein-Based – Whenever a fire includes food and grease with high flames and heat, usually a kitchen fire, it will produce sticky, highly malodorous soot.

After our technicians determine the types of soot residue present, we will begin smoke remediation and damage cleanup. We carefully select the right solutions and methods to get the job done as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Everything is wrapped up with EPA-registered sanitizers and deodorizers, leaving your interior Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is the team to call when you need skilled fire restoration. You can reach us 24 hours a day by dialing (727) 522-0000.

Ceiling Leaks in St. Petersburg? Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration!

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Regardless of the size of the leak, team SERVPRO can help with water removal and remediation services. Call right away for best results!

SERVPRO Ensures St. Petersburg Residents Get the Prompt, Reliable Water Clean Up and Damage Restoration They Need

Whenever there is a leaking roof from storms is an issue with leaky plumbing, it could go for a while before starting to spot the signs of damage. When handling ceiling repairs from water damages, we have skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) here at SERVPRO to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

No matter the size of the water leak, calling in the help of trained and certified technicians gets you the water damage restoration in St. Petersburg that you deserve. There are many good reasons to call SERVPRO for water damage remediation and clean up whether you have a burst pipe, ceiling leaks, or another need for emergency services water damage assistance:

  • A water leak introduces moisture, which brings on mildew, black mold, and secondary damage – thus increasing costs
  • A water leak that is even a trickle or slow drip could mean that your drywall or plaster gets saturated
  • A water leak can sometimes bring contaminants into your home, which can permeate any porous building materials it comes into contact with

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg has advanced technology in moisture detection tools to pinpoint the source of your leak. We will work quickly to provide professional water damage restoration, so your interior is “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 at (727) 522-0000.