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What is the best way to Remove Smoke and Soot After a Fire

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door; flames seen under door Even in a small fire, smoke and soot travel throughout the home. SERVPRO can help restore the damage and your possessions.

SERVPRO Can Help St. Petersburg Residents Recover their Home and Contents after a Fire

The city of St. Petersburg is within the Tampa Bay area but has a large enough population to place in the top-five of cities in Florida State. The 271,842 permanent residents enjoy a thriving arts and culture scene and excellent economic opportunities in retail, healthcare, real estate, and financial centers. The region is part of a tri-city area that includes Tampa, Petersburg, and Clearwater. Together these three cities are home to 2.8 million residents and the second-most-populous region in Florida after Miami. The area has a significant modern contemporary history and was a stopping point for early Spanish exploration and missionaries. True to its reputation as the Sunshine State, St. Petersburg holds the world record for most sun days with 768 consecutive days.

The earliest records of settlers and explorers in St. Petersburg were in 1528. However, the region would have to wait over four hundred and fifty years to receive formal recognition as a township. The earliest adopter of the area was John C. Williams, who purchased the land at the end of the nineteenth century in 1875. By 1892 it was formally incorporated as a township with a population of just three hundred people. By 1903, St. Petersburg had grown to be a fully-fledged city with an estimated population of over four-thousand citizens. One of the primary factors for growth was the dredging of waterways and construction of a port, which connected the area to broader import and export trade, improving employment opportunities and settlers. The exceptional climate saw the area become a prime tourist destination from the 1920s onward, and it maintains a strong tourist economy to this day.

  • Tropicana Field is home to a Major League Baseball Franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays. The seating within the stadium extends over ten levels and allows 42,735 fans in on any day. The Trop also plays host to WWE event, Thunderdome, for parts of the year and during the off-season.
  • The Downtown neighborhood of St. Petersburg features a business district and cultural centers such as the Mahaffey Theatre, the Morean Arts Center, and the Salvador Dali Museum. On the edges of Downtown are several smaller museums, including the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
  • Just ten miles away from the downtown district are beaches and the bay. The beaches in this region are considered among the finest in Florida, with numerous hotels and nightlife venues lining the waterfront. The highly-anticipated St. Petersburg pier is a leisure area that was due to open in 2020 but was delayed by the virus pandemic. A later opening date is imminent.

SERVPRO Can Assist with Fire Damage Restoration and Textile Cleaning in your St. Petersburg Home.

After a property fire, air-borne soots and dust particles can settle onto fabrics or carpets. The water used in the fire-fighting procedure can often cause these particles to become embedded into the fabric and cause blackening soils or odor issues. SERVPRO can help to restore your textiles quickly and efficiently, returning them to a preloss condition.

  • Introducing water to textiles can cause material damage. We can apply emulsifying agents to attract soot, dust, or odor particles without introducing moisture.
  • Heavily soiled carpets can benefit from hot-water extraction, removing both the soils and cleaning the carpet fibers.
  • Using a rotary machine frequently throughout the fabric restoration stages can help to return carpet fibers to their preloss condition.

Avoid causing permanent damage to textiles in your home. Contact SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg for fire damage restoration at (727) 522-0000.

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