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SERVPRO Can Provide Prompt Water Damage Repair Services in St. Petersburg

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

walkway in garden Tourists and residents alike enjoy the Sunken Gardens, but don't let water damage 'sink' you. Call SERVPRO!

If a Pipe Ever Breaks Inside Your St. Petersburg Home, Call SERVPRO for Fast 24/7 Service

St. Petersburg is also known as "The Sunshine City," as residents see on average around 360 days of sunshine. The city had won the record for having the most consecutive sunshine days in a row when the sun never went away for 768 days between 1967 and 1969. The city is proud to be a famous resort town known for its beloved communities of porpoises, pelicans, and sailboats. 

The city sits on Tampa Bay and is the second largest in the Tampa Bay Metro area. Making it the fifth-largest municipality in the state, the latest counts put the town population at around 270,000. The metro region consists of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa and has nearly 3 million. 

The City Was Named from One of the Founders' Home Towns

The first person to buy land in the Tampa Bay area was General John Williams when he traveled from Detroit, Michigan to purchase 2,500 acres of land. His dream was to build a city at the location with plenty of public parks and pleasant neighborhoods, and his dream eventually came true.

More than a decade later, in 1888, a prominent Russian Aristocrat named Peters Demens brought the railroad industry into the city. As the story goes, since the two men were the area's most well-known founders, the two decided that they would toss a coin to determine who would get to name their new town. Demens ended winning the bet, and he chose to name the city after his home town in Russia of the same name. As a conciliation prize, Williams was given the right to call the community's first hotel, the Detroit Hotel after his beloved home town.

In 1903, St. Petersburg was officially incorporated as a town, and a decade later, it would start gaining some fame. In 1914, the city's former mayor Al Lang made history for the town. He talked the St. Louis Browns owner into holding their spring training in the city. The Tampa area is now known as one of the best places to watch baseball spring training. 

During that same year, pilot Tony Jannus flew a Benoist airplane entirely over Tampa Bay. The flight took him a little over 20 minutes, and he only got about 50 feet above the bay waters. The flight put Jannus in the history books as his expedition is now accredited to being the start of commercial aviation. The city then built the first public library the next year on Mirror Lake, and it is still in operation.

The City Lives Up to its Founder's Dream with its Beautiful Park System

The St. Petersburg public parks system has several public lands that offer something for just about anyone. The city's 2,400 acres of parklands have the following to provide both residents and visitors:

  • Over 150 parks in the town
  • More than 80 playgrounds for children and a splash pad
  • There are 77 athletic fields as well as 76 separate tennis courts
  • Hiking and biking trails that stretch 44 miles
  • Boaters have the choice of choosing more than 20 boat ramps
  • Disc golfers can play on two different courses
  • There are five public beaches to enjoy
  • Three nature preserves for outdoor enthusiasts

Visitors Can Enjoy a Variety of Attractions

The city is known to be a mecca for arts and culture, and people there find themselves having plenty to do. St. Petersburg is known for the following attractions:

  • Sunken Gardens:This garden is over 100 years old, and it is home to some of the region's oldest plants. Visitors can take paths through the gardens, where they can enjoy over 50,000 tropical plants, pink flamingos, and waterfalls.
  • Manhattan Casino:The casino, constructed in 1925, is in the center of the city's African American community. The casino has been known for its contribution to African American culture and entertainment, including hosting famous performers such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and James Brown.
  • Coliseum:This glorious ballroom was built in 1924, and its oak dance floor hosts everything from corporate events to dances. This historic building is most commonly known as "The Finest Ballroom in the South."
  • Pete Pier:This pier is one of the city's newest attractions, and its 26 acres gives tourists a chance to enjoy the area's gorgeous waterfront. The pier has a marketplace that is home to several vendors selling unique items. 

SERVPRO Can Utilize a Variety of Equipment to Aid in Water Damage Restoration Efforts 

If you ever suffer from a pipe break inside your house, it is wise to call in a professional company like SERVPRO. Once building materials in your house get wet other secondary issues can cause you more problems. For example, if organic materials inside your home, such as your drywall or wooden studs, get wet, then mold could develop. Elevated humidity levels can also damage your walls and ceiling in areas away from the initial source. 

We can respond quickly to your home after you notice that water has leaked into your structure. Our number one goal when mitigating fire damage is to prevent secondary problems from taking place. To quickly dry out your residence, we can use the following equipment:

  • Extraction Machines:We can use extractors to pull up all of the water while it is a liquid.
  • Air Movers: We can set up fans and air movers to create a counterclockwise air circulation that helps speed up the natural evaporation process.
  • Dehumidifiers:These machines work by removing moisture from the air, dispensing it as a liquid, and then pumping out warm, dry air to be used in the circulation created by the fans and air movers.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg can assist whether your restoration project is big or small. Call us at (727) 522-0000 24/7 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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