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Award Winning Team

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Award Winning Team 2018 Legend Silver Award received at the annual SERVPRO convention.

We take pride in being the best of the best. Our award-winning crew is here to work for you. Our accomplishments include:

  • 2018 SERVPRO Franchise of The Year
  • 2018 Legend Silver Award 
  • 2017 SERVPRO Top 15 
  • 2016 SERVPRO Top 15

We are also proud members of the Better Business Bureau and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. 

Our highly-trained, professional, courteous crew and staff are here for you 24/7 for any emergency! You can trust your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park to take care of your home or business quickly and thoroughly "Like it never even happened." 

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Faster To Any Sized Emergency

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

SERVPRO's 24/7 emergency services allows us to better serve our community by arriving to any situation faster than our competitors. This is because when water intrusion begins in your home or property, time is of the essence. After 24 to 48 hours, mold growth begins to show which can become more costly for you. When it comes to disaster, trust the professionals, trust SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park. 

Preparing An Emergency Plan

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Preparing An Emergency Plan SERVPRO Emergency Ready

September's big focus is being Emergency Prepared.

If a disaster strikes, will you be ready? Being prepared before a disaster strikes is important and one way to do that is to have an emergency kit. Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect yourself and your property. Some things that SERVPRO recommends are listed below:

  • Water, one gallon per person per day
  • Food, non-perishable 3-day supply
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape 
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, if necessary
  • Cash
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account of information
  • Local maps
  • Hygiene items
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Types of Mold

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Types of Mold Protect your loved ones, call the professionals at SERVPRO today for a free mold scope!

There are three different classes of mold. Mold found in homes can be broken down into different classes based on their level of health risks.

  • Hazard Class A - Molds classified as Class A are the most hazardous types. These molds can directly impact health. It is critical to remove this classification of mold from the home immediately in order to eliminate the dangers. 
  • Hazard Class B - This classification is less hazardous than Class A molds, but can still affect people's health. This group can cause allergic reactions, especially with prolonged exposure.
  • Hazard Class C - The types of mold in this group are not known for causing health risks but it can cause structural damage if left untouched.

If mold is present in the home then it is important to have it removed as soon as possible to eliminate possible health risks and further damages. The professionals at SERVPRO of Central Petersburg / Pinellas Park will be able to efficiently remove the mold infestation from the property. 

Danger Of Hurricane Flood Damage

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Danger Of Hurricane Flood Damage Hurricane season in the Southeast goes from June to November.

Homeowners in Florida are no stranger to hurricanes and the type of damage that they can do to homes and communities. Some liken the water damage that comes from a hurricane to that of a flood from a typical rainstorm, but the former is so much worse. 

Flood damage in Pinellas Park that is the result of a hurricane brings not only water but salt from the ocean as well. Brackish water is more hazardous during and after a storm, and it also has the potential to wreak havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage should be taken seriously and resolved as soon as possible. 

When salt comes into contact with wire insulation, metals, concrete, zinc, and other materials commonly used in and around homes, it's quite corrosive. Also, saltwater conducts its own charge that increases the likelihood of power outages and electrical shock. 

If left to sit, a home damaged by saltwater after a hurricane will decompose more quickly than one that's affected by flood damage following a typical rainstorm. The foundation, walls, flooring, and even decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be much more costly to repair the longer the problem persists. 

Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. Saltwater can't simply be pumped out of a house; it first has to be washed away with freshwater before pumping can even be started. As time ticks away before repairs commence, your home is left vulnerable to water damage. Time is of the essence! 

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park is close by and ready to respond to your cleaning or restoration needs. We are proud to be an active member of the St. Petersburg community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

SERVPRO Is More Than Just Water Cleanup

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Is More Than Just Water Cleanup SERVPRO provides building services to better assist our customers.

SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park does more than just water damage cleanup, fire cleanup, mold clean up, and carpet cleanings. With our addition of a construction division we are able provide building services most restoration companies can not. Like for example, the removal of graffiti.

Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner.

Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (931) 645-1285

SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Emergency Ready Plan Need help setting up your ERP? Give one of our Marketing Representatives a call today!

While SERVPRO is known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses! Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning services.

We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake -- especially at commercial properties! Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App!

Use this for your home and business, as a owner, property manager, risk manager and facility management. We will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) using the Ready App, it gives us access to critical facility information that helps speed up our response time.

If you want help setting up an ERP, call us at (727) 521-2562 and we can have one of our Marketing Representatives come out and walk you through the process!

SERVPRO Can Treat St. Pete Commercial Fire Damage

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

If you are experiencing St. Pete commercial fire damage, it is crucial to work with professionals who can help you restore your property. However, fire damage can take many different forms. Watch out for the following types of St. Pete commercial fire damage and call the experts as soon as possible to prevent the damage from getting worse.

One of the first and least dangerous types of fire damage is known as Class A fire damage. This kind of damage can occur on any property, and it is often the result of a solid catching fire and spreading throughout. The fire damage from Class A fires has quantifiable sources, and the solids may include rubber, plastic, paper or cloth. This damage may spread from a single source, and it is often easy for individuals to contain if they are quick and isolate the burning source with a fire extinguisher.


Class B fire damage is another variety, and it is one of the most dangerous types that could occur. Class B fire damage typically results from flammable liquids or from solids that have become liquefied. These are commonly caused by melted plastics and waxes as well as various types of oils, including petrol and grease. While they are often caused by materials similar to cooking oil, cooking oil fires do not often count as Class B fires. These fires often spread quickly and cause tremendous damage because of water displacement issues.


Class C fire damage involves flammable gasses and similar substances. These can include fires caused by gas leaks such as hydrogen or propane, or they may be due to deposits of natural gas. They can spread quickly through the property and result in a great deal of sudden surface damage. More often than not, this type of damage is explosive and can cause tremendous destruction in the property's structure. It is one of the most common examples of Saginaw commercial fire damage, and it may result in a long-term loss if not handled quickly.


Finally, Class D fire damage is a common variety of fire damage that occurs in industrial locations. It is typically caused by combustible metals. Some of the most common metals involved include sodium and potassium, and this type of fire is large and encompassing of the work area. This damage can result in a variety of harmful ambient effects, so if you experience this sort of damage, it is crucial to have it taken care of as soon as possible. If left unattended, unwanted chemicals may become airborne and result in a variety of problems around the work area.


If you are interested in working with a locally owned business you can count on, be sure to call SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park. We can help you manage any and all Saginaw commercial fire damage as necessary. No job is too big or too complicated for us, and we have the resources and experience necessary to help you and your family. Call us today at (727) 521-2562 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Setting up air movers before starting the job.

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow us to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (727) 521-2562

When and Where Do Hurricanes Likely Occur?

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When and Where Do Hurricanes Likely Occur? The different categories for hurricanes depend on the wind speed and damage at landfall.

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1st to November 30th. However, storms outside of these dates are not unheard of. Hurricane activity ramps up in August, and peaks in early September, then again in October. 

Hurricanes form during this season because of two factors: warm ocean waters (80 degrees or higher) and weak vertical winds (little change in wind direction and/or speed with height) are most common. This is also the season with the highest frequency of west-moving weather disturbances in the tropics that eventually develop into hurricanes. 

The only difference between a hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon is where you're located on the globe. People in our area refer to violent thunderstorms as hurricanes while people near the equator in Africa and Austraila refer to them as cyclones.