Mold Remediation In Your St. Petersburg Home
Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park take care of your mold remediation process!
In the event that leaking pipes or rainwater create a "damp and dewy" environment on your residential property, you may find yourself subjected to a mold invasion. In many cases, homeowners who are subjected to a mold invasion attempt to complete the remediation process on their own. This is never a prudent course of action. In fact, the St. Petersburg mold remediation process should always be left to a team of trained professionals who have extensive experience and education in the field. Learn more about mold and why attaining professional restoration services is important by reviewing the outline provided below:
Mold is a type of fungus that grows freely in natural settings. The fungus comes in all types of colors, including black, white, green and orange. St. Petersburg mold can affect each person exposed to it in a distinct way. For example, individuals who have asthma, respiratory problems, or a compromised immune system will frequently experience unwanted, adverse health symptoms when exposed to the fungus. Our professional specialists possess the equipment and training necessary to complete the removal process in a safe, sanitary way. This is why homeowners should contact the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation services rather than attempting to complete the process on their own.
Types Of Mold
Several types of mold can begin to grow and thrive on your property. Some of the mold types include toxigenic, pathogenic, and allergenic. The toxigenic molds are the most dangerous. In some cases, homeowners may try to research different mold types online to determine what type of fungus is growing on their property. Do not pursue this course of action. Mold classification should always be left to an industry professional who has extensive experience identifying fungus types.
A mold invasion is not a matter to be taken lightly. Luckily, the professionals of SERVPRO are here to help. We have over 50 years of industry experience and are known for eliminating unwanted mold with lightning speed. We're ready to get your property in safe, sanitary condition immediately, so call us today at (727) 521-2562.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg/Pinellas Park is strategically located to respond quickly to your mold emergency event. Call us today! (727) 521-2562
Some Fire Restoration Services
Call today to hear more about SERVPRO's fire restoration services!
Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home. Check out some of SERVPRO's fire restoration services below:
SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (727) 521-2562
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
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
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
- Dust masks or bandanas
- Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, if necessary
- 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
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
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
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
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
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.