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How To Get Rid Of Odor From Water Damage In Daytona Beach

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Get Rid Of Odor From Water Damage In Daytona Beach When you thought that you have gotten rid of all the excess water, water damage can still leave a disastrous odor in your house.

How To Getting Rid Of Odor From Water Damage

When you thought that you have gotten rid of all the excess water, water damage can still leave a disastrous odor in your house. The water content can remain hidden in walls, carpets, floors, air, and cracks. The moisture promotes the growth of odor-causing bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildew. These organisms can create an unpleasant smell that can fill the whole room. If the odor is left unmanaged, it can significantly reduce the value of your house.

Water damage in Daytona Beach can be a complicated case. People often use air freshener, perfume, or scented candles to get rid of the smell, but that only mask the odor. The worse part is inviting friends and family over for a small gathering. They might have to suffer the horrible smell with you. If you want to get rid of these odors, then you might have to invest in some expensive tools and equipment.

Luckily, with SERVPRO, they can help you get rid of those nasty odors that were left behind from water damage. These technicians can use advanced equipment like the Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers and the Thermal Foggers. The ULV can produce a fine mist that can penetrate odor-causing residues that have accumulated from the water damage. This technology can also inject fungicides and disinfectant that can kill off odor-causing micro-organisms in wall cavities and other difficult to access locations. Another tool that these techs can use is the thermal foggers, which dispenses a large amount of solvent-based fogs in a confined area. These fogs contain a powerful deodorant solution that can help neutralize odor-causing particles in the air. Once the odors are killed off by this equipment, the technicians can give you a final walk-through so you can finally get a scent of fresh air in your home.

If you are ready to get rid of the odor that is left behind by water damages, then give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call at (386) 788-0358 for a consultation with a reliable technician.

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Saving Important Items During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Daytona Beach

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Saving Important Items During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Daytona Beach When a fire breaks out, it is likely to damage everything within range.

Saving Important Items During Restoration

When a fire breaks out, it is likely to damage everything within range. Most of the damage is likely to be concentrated to the upholstery or wooden items in the affected part of your Daytona Beach property. Different types of damage might occur, so restoration efforts differ. For example, wooden fixtures caked with soot require different restoration efforts compared to those scorched by the flames. Working with a professional restorer helps ensure the correct method is used.

Restoration of small fire damage in Daytona Beach might only involve soot removal. Although this might seem simple, the microscopic particles that form soot penetrate deep into the affected wood or upholstery materials making the cleanup process harder. Our SERVPRO technicians first vacuum the affected area. This helps pull the tiny particles out instead of pushing them deep into the affected material. We then finish the process by cleaning the area using a brush, sponge, cloth material soaked in water, or other cleaning solutions based on what materials the fire burnt.

Sometimes the damage done might not be visible. For example, the smoke that penetrates deep into your upholstery items may leave no visible signs. However, the odor is not pleasant, and if you wait for it to dissipate naturally, it can take a long while to clear. Our SERVPRO team uses different equipment to deodorize your home restoring it to its preloss conditions. We can use hydroxyl generators, which chemically alter the odor particles eliminating any smells in the affected environment.

Wood burns easily, and fire is likely to start in areas close to wooden surfaces such as cabinets. So, even when there is minimal damage from the fire, some of these surfaces end up charred or discolored by the flames. Our SERVPRO technicians can help restore such areas by cleaning the wood. We sand away the charred surfaces. We also use professional grade cleaning agents to clean any discolored surfaces. Finally, we dry off any excess moisture from the cleaning process to ensure problems like warping or rotting do not occur.

Restoring damaged areas after a fire can be a tiring experience. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for assistance and advice.

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Remediating Mold Damage To Daytona Beach Homes

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage To Daytona Beach Homes Mold can grow into porous surfaces, so they may need to be removed from the home completely to clean or dispose of them.

Remediating Mold Damage

Daytona Beach residents deal with the effects of the sun year-round. The nearly constant heat is attractive for many people, even taking hurricane season into account. The sunshine, however, does not prevent mold from expanding and growing in every home in our community.

SERVPRO restoration teams follow four key steps to stop and eliminate mold damage in Daytona Beach. First, they establish containment, then remove mold contamination, clean out settled spores, and dry affected materials.

Unless the mold has grown through the entire home, technicians establish containment to isolate the mold colony and prevent accidental contamination to mold-free areas of the home. They begin with sealing the vents of the HVAC system to prevent mold spread and then cover all entrances and exits with plastic sheeting.

SERVPRO technicians then remove the mold. For non-porous surfaces like glass and marble, they wipe them down using dry sponges or cloths. If the mold is very thick or sticky, team members employ an anti-fungal cleaner to break up the layers for easier removal.

Mold can grow into porous surfaces, so they may need to be removed from the home completely to clean or dispose of them. Upholstered furniture can require extensive work with scrub brushes and anti-fungal cleaners to neutralize and remove mold spores trapped in the fabric. If the spores penetrated through the entire chair or sofa, it might take an immersion tank to completely soak the item to restore it to its original, clean state.

There are also semi-porous materials like wood and concrete that may require sanding or use a wire brush to remove mold spores completely. If a wood support structure has mold on its surface for an extended period, technicians would examine it for structural integrity.

Once technicians complete cleaning efforts, they wait for spores released into the air to settle. They wipe down all surfaces and use vacuum cleaners with specially designed HEPA filters to capture remaining spores off walls and tables, and draw them out of carpets. They repeat the process until an air content meter tests at normal levels for inert mold.

After completing all procedures, team members remove the containment and dry materials in the affected area to prevent new growth. They use dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the surrounding air and a combination of air movers and fans to force warm air across damp surfaces and draw the cooler air from the now clean area of the home.

Our goal at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is to return each home to its original condition as quickly as possible. If you have mold growth, or simply suspect there is mold in your home, call us today at (386) 788-0358 to schedule an inspection.

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Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors Flooding after a storm can be overwhelming. When you and your family are safe, call SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Resounding Need to Help Prevent Possible Secondary Damages After Flooding

The rooms inside your Daytona home all gain a significant portion of their personality from their flooring. Each flooring type's different strengths and weaknesses affect how well they fare in a disaster. During the restoration process, many homeowners choose to replace damaged flooring types with those that suffer less damage in a similar tragedy.
 
When our area experiences severe weather, flood damage in Daytona can affect the entire city. Homeowners need reliable professionals. SERVPRO sends out technicians who are well-trained, certified, experienced and carry the necessary tools to perform all the restoration work a flooded house requires. We can restore your home back to pre-disaster condition, “Like it never even happened.”
 
The bacterial load carried into a house primes that house for further destruction in the future from microbial infestation and overgrowth. These microbes, as well as significant amounts of moisture, become trapped in tight spaces, including under the visible part of your flooring.
 
While your flooring may seem nearly impervious to the effects of water, standing water that remains for days or weeks can penetrate into spaces that otherwise would stand up to large spills. Water that seeps under linoleum dissolves glue while microbial activity produces gas that creates bubbled areas, forcing the linoleum to stretch. Wood laminate flooring can quickly disintegrate into pieces, causing a huge mess of a once-beautiful floor.
 
SERVPRO technicians have experience in removing individual boards in hardwood floors to prevent any damaging effects caused by the widening that wet boards experience. Giving boards the temporary space they need can eliminate permanent damage. It can also make our drying techniques much more efficient.
 
Removing tile from floors allows us to get the sub-floor to the moisture levels recommended by the manufacturer of the new flooring materials. Installing materials over too-damp underlay or concrete can cause your new flooring to fail, and possibly void any warranty related to your new flooring. Correctly installing your new floor gets the rest of your home ready for re-installation of shelving, cabinets, and other features that your family needs.
 
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to help those in Allandale, Harbor Oaks, and nearby cities whenever flood damage ruins your home. The restoration work your home needs in such situations begins with a call from you to (386) 788-0358, our 24-hour emergency line.

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Mitigation Work For Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigation Work For Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel Does your Daytona hotel have a plan in place should a water emergency occur?

Water Damage In Your Hotel

Does your Daytona hotel have a plan in place should a water emergency occur? Knowing how you would mitigate the damages that your building sustains and ultimately restore the concerns is critical to keeping the costs of the project to a minimum and the reputation of your business high. Professional services like ours can help you through the entire restoration, keeping in mind the time constraints and guests you might have staying on the property.

Your Daytona hotel was likely built in part to withstand the sometimes severe weather that can roll in from the Atlantic but is not as impenetrable when it comes to water damage threatening the interior construction. This situation is where our SERVPRO technicians can help you to mitigate your losses and stop the spread of this damage to joining rooms or areas of the hotel by responding quickly to your call.

Our team arrives promptly to begin the necessary work to stop the damages from getting any worse. This mitigation process saves you money and keeps the time necessary for the restoration project to complete to a minimum as well. Finding the source of the damage and assuring that this area gets repaired is one of the first steps in the overall restoration work that we do.

Extraction and drying are also critical components to the restoration process, and these portions are checked for quality assurances against moisture baselines to ensure that the drying efforts in every area of the hotel have met or exceeded our high standards. We work to restore materials before we deem them necessary for removal. This approach is part of an ongoing commitment to keep the work cost-effective for our customers and as minimalistic as possible regarding our presence in your facility throughout the cleanup and drying efforts.

Mitigation is one of the most critical components to reducing the length of time that restoration occurs and the amount of work that ultimately has to happen. This fact should encourage any business owner to have a standing plan in place of emergencies to reach out to the highly trained and certified professionals at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. Our emergency team is available anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances Backed Up Black Flood Waters? For Daytona Beach Call SERVPRO for Removal and Sanitation

Storms and Flooding Can Contaminate Homes in the Daytona Beach Area

If the living area of your house gets wet after the next storm strikes the Daytona Beach region, the water coming in from the outside could be contaminated. Bacteria and pollutants that exist outdoors can get into the water that comes inside due to a flood. Whenever excessive moisture affects a building, restoration professionals put the problem into a category based on how contaminated the water is. When the source of a water leak is clean water, it is considered a category one damage and is called clear water. Flood water is not considered clear. Water that leaks from a sink drain or comes into a home from the outside is not drinkable and is considered category 2 or grey water and may contain some level of contaminants. If a sewage line breaks or muddy water from the outside comes into a structure, then it is considered a category three situation and is called black water.

Any time you notice things inside your residence are wet after a storm, you are dealing with either grey rainwater or black water. When arriving at any flood damage job in Daytona Beach, our SERVPRO technicians immediately test the contamination level of the water that entered the building. If the water is considered black, then different procedures get taken to ensure the safety of the workers during the water removal and cleanup services.

In all cases of black water damage and some cases when grey water affects your contents and building materials, a containment chamber gets set up around the affected area. Building containment helps to keep in any hazardous substances so that they do not spread to unaffected areas of your house. These chambers also protect our SERVPRO technicians and any other occupants from exposure to contaminants.

Containing affected areas also helps manage airflow from clean to contaminated regions. According to industry professionals, the three types of containment are the source, local, and full scale. Source containment only gets isolated in the area close to the source of the damage. Local or mini containment blocks off a specific section of your home. Full-scale containment is when the air is contaminated in the entire house, and the whole building has to get contained. When this happens, an air scrubber is often set up to clean harmful particles out of the air.

If your residence ever floods after a storm, it is best to call our SERVPRO team right away. The longer contaminated grey or black water stays in your building materials and contents the worse the problems can get. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Water Damage Recovery Through Fast Removal and Drying

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Recovery Through Fast Removal and Drying SERVPRO Provides Water Removal and Moisture Control to Daytona Area Residences and Businesses

SERVPRO Provides Professional Cleanup and Restoration After Unwanted Water-Damaging Events

If you are experiencing a water leak in your home or workplace,  look for professional help before the water damages your property. It is essential to know what are some of the sources and causes of leaks.

Water damage in Daytona from a leak through your roof after heavy rainfall or tropical storm is quite common. A leak coming from failed water pipes running in your building are the most common experienced leaks. If left unattended, molds can start to grow within 24-48 hours if a food source is present (and it always is) for the dormant mold spores to flourish.

SERVPRO has specialized in restoring water damage in both your homes and workplaces around Daytona. Our services include cleaning up debris after a partial demolition where needed, drying and restoring all the wet materials in the affected area in equilibrium with the moisture content of the surrounding air in non-affected environments. We restore normal RH relative humidity to your home. We can then spray an antimicrobial agent to help prevent future outbursts from hidden, dormant mold spores.

What to expect from a SERVPRO professional cleanup and restoration company after a water intrusion. Our experts have a broad knowledge of how to handle moisture on different floors; concrete, resilient or ceramic tiles as well as wood floors. We have a wide range of the most advanced air movers and dehumidifiers in the industry to match up the results with the expectations of our clients. We can dry your hardwood flooring from the crawlspace if necessary. This also dries out and secures the floor joists and supports.

After extracting any water from the carpets quickly, using a "floating" technique or simply weighted wand fitted extractors,  we can prevent delamination resulting in non-salvageable carpets and padding.

We are proud to serve the South Daytona, Port Orange, and the surrounding communities with our highly trained WRT water damage restoration technicians. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to help you in your time of need 24/7 by calling us at (386) 788-0358

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Negative Pressure Contains Mold Damage During Remediation In Ponce Inlet Properties

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Negative Pressure Contains Mold Damage During Remediation In Ponce Inlet Properties During the mold remediation process in a home, we take specific measures to protect the other areas of the house.

Mold Damage Remediation

During the mold remediation process in a home in Ponce Inlet, we take specific measures to protect the other areas of the house that do not contain overgrown regions of microbes. One of these techniques involves the use of negative air pressure. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use this same method to contain pathogens to specific areas, keeping other locations in their buildings protected.

When SERVPRO remediates a residence in Ponce Inlet of mold damage and other microbial destruction, we make sure we use all the techniques available to stop the spread of microbes before, during, and after. Microbes do not require much moisture to grow out of control, so keeping it from spreading minimizes the chances of mold damage occurring in other locations inside your home. Even if you have moisture levels under control in other areas of your home, the release of spores can cause health effects.

To set up negative air pressure around the area that needs remediation, we use thick but clear vinyl sheeting around the area, completely enclosing it off from the rest of your home. We use an open window to exhaust the air in the room to the outdoors. This requires tubing attached to an air scrubber, pulling the air out of the place and forcing it outside. While air from the rest of your home might enter through tiny cracks here and there within the area we work in; this air cannot double back and take contamination to its original location.

After we finish removing and bagging up moldy materials, we can then take down the negative air pressure set up. However, many times we let the air scrubber run a little while longer, to also remove dust from the air that may still float around.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange wants to provide your family with a newly remediated home, so any problems with mold damage no longer exist. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 to see how we can protect your Harbor Oaks or Allandale home from future problems with overactive microbes.

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5 Tips To Prepare For a Commercial Fire

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 5 Tips To Prepare For a Commercial Fire Fires can easily do extensive damage to a buildings electrical work.

If your commercial building is ever affected by fire or smoke, you'll be happy you took the time to prepare.

While you would not expect your Port Orange building to be affected by fire or smoke, it is a good idea to be prepared for the potential disaster. Fire/smoke preparation can help you know what to do when a fire breaks out on your property. Here are some tips to help you be prepared.

1. Employee training: One of the biggest concerns during a fire should be the safety of the people inside of your building. Make sure your employees or tenants know how to get out of the building safely by holding regular fire evacuation drills. You should post evacuation plans around the property and ensure everyone knows the best way out.
2. Restoration: Part of being prepared has to be centered on the potential fire damage your building may sustain. How are you going to take care of possible roof damage, or other structural damage (windows and doors may need to be boarded up or the cleaning and restoration of your contents that have been effected by heat and soot. Finding a quality fire restoration specialist prior to a fire loss can make your recovery process much simpler when an emergency strikes.
3. Contingency: Depending on what type of business you have and what it does, a fire could potentially shut down your company for an extended period of time. Part of your emergency recovery plan may be how you deal with a potential halt of work. You can get insurance to help cover financial losses or rent a temporary workspace to reduce the downtime.
4. Inventory: Your fire emergency recovery plan should also include a list and pictures of all the equipment, records and property you have in your commercial building. Knowing what's there before a disaster strikes can make creating a lost inventory list for your claim easier. Take pictures of your building in and out, figure out the cost of replacing your equipment annually and record your inventory.
5. Safety Equipment: install Smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and other safety equipment that can help mitigate the damage done by a fire. Installing these tools before a disaster is often a good idea.

Fire preparation might be the last thing on your mind. However, if your commercial building is ever affected by flames, you'll be happy you took the time to prepare. For more visit us at

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Cleaning Fire Damage In Daytona Homes

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Damage In Daytona Homes Daytona house fires usually burn slowly and for only a short amount of time.

Cleaning Fire Damage

Daytona house fires usually burn slowly and for only a short amount of time. That limits the amount of damage from flames and heat but increases the amount of cleaning and restoration needed to eliminate or reduce the effects of odors.

Odors left by Daytona fire damage are not one single type caused by a single residue source. SERVPRO restoration teams know that every item which burns leaves behind a different type of residue and therefore, odor. Eliminating these odors is as important in returning home to a livable condition as removing burned property such as ceiling tiles or furniture.

For these multiple odors, we use multiple cleaning methods. Depending on the seriousness of the fire, it may not be possible to determine the exact source of every odor. Our teams have a deep inventory of tools, cleaning agents, and deodorizers, and they use them in three phases to eliminate odors.

Phase One is containment of the odors. The task here is to prevent more odor molecules from evaporating into the air. Our teams spray a chemical deodorizer with a pump-up sprayer on every affected surface that forms a barrier which slows down, and on some materials, stops evaporation. In a few cases, SERVPRO technicians spray burned or charred items to eliminate extremely pungent odors so other team members can demolish and remove the property without choking on the odors.

Phase Two is controlling existing vapors. Our restoration teams use counteragents to eliminate odor particles already in the air. They distribute containers of Instant Odor Counteractant Pellets designed to overcome the odors without becoming an overpowering nuisance themselves. Homeowners can even choose between cinnamon- or fruity-smelling agent.

Phase Three uses thermal fogging to eliminate odors. Our teams use this final phase on odors that have deeply penetrated furniture and structural property. In these cases, a spray cannot reach all of the odor particles, so technicians disperse deodorants through the heating element of a thermal fogger. The action breaks down the agent into particles the same size as the odor particle. In this state, the agent binds with and eliminates every odor particle it comes into contact with, regardless of the type of property.

If you have already cleaned up after fire damage, but have lingering odors, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today. We can help you finish the task and completely return your home to its original, odor-free condition.

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