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Mold Remediation for Your Humid Daytona Residence

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation for Your Humid Daytona Residence Year-round moisture in Daytona makes for perfect conditions for mold to grow inside homes.

Call SERVPRO at the First Sign of Mold Damage

Daytona might be known for a lot of great things, but its thick and humid air is not one of them. What you might not realize about this almost year-round moisture lingering in the air, is that it can vastly affect the interior of your home if it is not adequately regulated. Given that the temperature is favorable or hot throughout the year, coupled with the present moisture in the air, you have met the conditions necessary to grow mold.

Contrary to popular belief, mold damage can occur in Daytona homes because of thick humidity in the air. Often, when people think of mold, they consider some dark cellar that overwhelms you with a musty smell that indicates mold colonies growing in the area. That is not how it always presents itself in your home, however. You should be vigilant about reducing the moisture in the air inside your home and regularly checking for any indications of growth on surfaces like your drywall.

If you have already discovered some, do not buy into the myth that this is an easy fix for you the homeowner. Often, DIY methods are not direct or concentrated enough to affect the entire fungal organism, and so parts of the mold colony remain below the surface that you can see. The remaining colony merely sprout back, and the spores continue to spread to nearby areas and make the problem even worse than it initially had been. 

Our SERVPRO remediation specialists are IICRC certified and experienced in removing colonies from all varieties of mold that could grow in your home. Using sophisticated equipment like scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters, our team can successfully remove the entire mold hyphae. Dehumidification along with containment of the spores prevents the spread of the colony through the remediation process. This dehumidification is an effort that you get encouraged to continue following the completion of our work.

Mold in your home can cause health effects, so it is nothing to leave alone to grow and thrive. Call our experienced, certified remediation specialists to help you reclaim your home. You can reach our team at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange any time at (386) 788-0358.

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Water Damage After a Fire in Your Daytona Home

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Damage After a Fire in Your Daytona Home Regardless of whether you have fire, water or mold damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation efforts right after an event occurs.

Team SERVPRO Fully Knows That Remediating Fire Damage Always Involves Simultaneously Dealing with Water Damage

Your Daytona home might seem humid and damp many times throughout the year, but it can also be an easy target for fires under the right conditions. With so many homes throughout the area being so close to one another, a substantial blaze in one house can quickly affect the others nearby with just a moderate breeze. Firefighting teams throughout the region know all too well about fighting multiple structure fires on the same block on account of this phenomenon.
 
What this means for you, is that even if you are incredibly diligent in fire prevention methods and protocols, your home could still suffer fire damages in Daytona. Typically, when this secondary blaze to your home would occur, firefighting efforts are well underway, and officials are acutely aware of the apparent spread of the flames to neighboring properties. Ultimately, the damage that your home would sustain in a situation like this would be minor in comparison to the fire your damage derived from, but would still require professional restoration efforts nonetheless.
 
Our SERVPRO restoration specialists can assess the full extent of the damage to the affected area of your home and walk you through the process of how the mess is officially cleaned up. With small affected areas, which is often the case for neighboring properties, some of the most significant lingering concerns fall with the water damage resulting from the extinguishing of the fire.
 
Depending on the severity of this water damage, our SERVPRO professionals have a range of equipment and broad expertise to extract the water and get a better look at any lasting damages that might have resulted from it. The restoration of water damage begins by fully extracting all of the water from the affected area with pumps and wet-vacs, and setting up dehumidification equipment and air movers to dry it all up.
 
A full assessment of any other conditions directs our experienced team to any other services to provide to bring your home back to preloss conditions. If you are dealing with any manner of fire damage to your home, do not hesitate to call the experienced staff we have at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. You can reach our emergency response team anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Remediating Water Damage in Daytona

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Remediating Water Damage in Daytona SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Floorings in Daytona

SERVPRO Uses Many Technologies for Water and Moisture Removal

Daytona homes were spared the worst of the weather this year, but that does not eliminate flooding. Even in a year like 2017, most of the damage to Florida homes came from more everyday sources such as a leaking pipe or a failed dishwasher or other appliance.
 
As we all know by now, water damage in Daytona homes can be severe unless a homeowner moves quickly to have excess water removed and her property swiftly dried. SERVPRO offices know that regardless of the source of water, a home in distress is at risk for further damage and some actions have to be immediately taken after we arrive.
 
First, we secure your home. Every action here is to prevent further loss and includes much more than boarding up windows and doors. Our technicians determine the source of the leak and either block or turn off the water into the home. We also check for weakened or collapsing floors and any electrical hazards that might be present. Even in a large home, this usually takes only an afternoon.
 
Once we identify the problems, we remove any water in the home. For amounts over two inches in depth, we use commercial grade pumps. For smaller levels, we bring in extraction wands that function as an industrial grade water-vac. After we remove the visible water, one of our inspectors examines behind walls, under floors, and in carpets for any trapped moisture.
 
Our next step is to remove that moisture. Technicians use the same extraction wands to draw water from carpets and between floorboards after we adjust the devices to a lower setting to prevent any secondary damage. If there is a pad under the carpet, we remove and dispose of it.
 
Now that it is dry, we examine the carpet for damage. Our concerns are for damaged seams, delamination or separation of the back of the carpet, and mold. If we have removed the water quickly enough, the damage is usually very minor. In most cases, SERVPRO ICCRC certified restoration specialists could repair the carpets, lay them on a new pad, and then stretch them back into place. If we find mold, our normal recommendation is to replace the carpet.
 
Our final action is to dry the rest of the home. By removing the water earlier, we prevented the immediate loss of building material, but it is still necessary to drywall panels and floor trim to stop both mold and wood rot. We use dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and air movers to direct warm, dry air across surfaces to force out moisture without causing any further damage.
 
Preserving the integrity of your home and property is more than a job for us here at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. We are locally owned and understand that each customer is also one of our neighbors. If you need our help, call us today at (386) 788-0358.

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Don't Lose Money From Water Damage To Your Daytona Beach Hotel

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Lose Money From Water Damage To Your Daytona Beach Hotel If you have air conditioners in your hotel that go on the fritz causing water damages, give SERVPRO a call.

Water Damage To Your Hotel

Daytona Beach has its critical peak seasons, as any other tourist destination in the country does. Whether it is bike week, racing or beach season, your area hotel has to be running at its optimal levels. The heat through these critical times of the year is unbearable at times, so guests rely heavily on the provided air conditioning units in the room that you offer them. When these units fail, they often unload all of the trapped water inside of the unit, which can cause a significant amount damage if not dealt with quickly.

While this might instantaneously make this particular room unrentable to guests, for the time being, that is not even the worst of the potential problems that could result from the incident. With adjoining rooms, or areas below the water damage to your Daytona Beach hotel room, you have a high possibility of the damage spreading and affecting even more guests.

To mitigate your loss of profits and to keep adjoining rooms from being damaged as well, you are going to need to act quickly. Our SERVPRO team is available any time of the day or night to help resolve your problem. With every night that you are unable to occupy a damaged room, you are losing money, and our team can appreciate the severity of the situation and work quickly to restore the area so that it can be reopened.

With air conditioning malfunctions like this, you have one single volume of water that unloads onto the floor of the room, and that is it. Restoring this damage involves our SERVPRO team using wet vacs to pull the water from the carpeting or flooring and using air movers to dry out the damage thoroughly. Assessment of the damage is the next step, ensuring that more restoration efforts are not needed to make the room ready for guests again.

Whether it is the peak season or not, it never advisable to sit on a problem like this for very long. If you have air conditioners in your hotel that go on the fritz causing water damages, give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call. We can be reached anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Pack-Outs Protect Items During Water Removal In Daytona Beach

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pack-Outs Protect Items During Water Removal In Daytona Beach If your property has taken on the latest storm or malfunctioning appliance and lost, it is time to call SERVPRO for water damage remediation.

Our Certified Technicians Dry Out BOTH Your Property and Your Water Damaged items

It does not take much for a homeowner to require water removal services. A leaking appliance or a broken pipe, or even inclement weather, can lead to wet carpets, floors, walls, and furniture. SERVPRO attempts to remove water and dry the area with as little disruption to the household as possible. However, in some cases, it is not possible to thoroughly dry everything with furniture and other items still in place. In cases where removal of items is necessary, we recommend Daytona Beach homeowners take advantage of our pack-out service.
 
Water removal services are a vital part of getting homeowners back on their feet after water damage in Daytona Beach to their property. Our IICRC-certified technicians have a range of water extraction equipment on hand, including both free-standing and truck-mounted pumps, and water extraction tools. We carefully pump water out of your home, making several passes to ensure we remove as much water as possible. Our experts know that thorough extraction in the first stage is key to successful drying and restoration.
 
However, what happens to your stuff while water removal and subsequent drying are taking place? In some cases, it is best if furniture and other items such as electronics, books, or soft furnishings are removed from the premises. Our pack-out service keeps your items safe while our restoration experts get to work.
 
We thoroughly log all items removed, so you can rest assured your items are in safe hands. We equip our trucks with plenty of packing equipment, so your belongings are safe during transit, and of course, we return everything at the end of the job.
 
What happens at our pack-out facilities? That depends on the extent of the damage to your things. Our premises have ultrasonic cleaners, powerful Esporta washers, and even freeze-drying chambers on hand to deal with water damage, even if the harm is quite severe.
 
Meanwhile, SERVPRO’s team get to work drying your home and even taking care of any lingering damp odors - “Like it never even happened.”
 
For help with water removal in South Daytona, Daytona Beach, Harbor Oaks, Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today.

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Fire Damage Risk Greatest for Daytona Homes During the Holiday Season

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Risk Greatest for Daytona Homes During the Holiday Season SERVPRO Says Holiday Fire Damage in Daytona Is Common--Be Careful

Smoke Smells in Daytona Are Not Wanted--Call SERVPRO

During the holiday months of November and December, homes in Daytona experience an increased risk of fire damage. Many homeowners use decorations during this time to beautify their homes. Electric lights, candles, and other items come together to create stunning displays.

When these items in a Daytona home malfunction, fire damage can result. A fire might remain isolated in one area, but the smoke can spread widely throughout your home. As it floats through your home, it adheres to anything it touches. On absorbent materials, the particles in the soot begin to penetrate.

SERVPRO technicians know that even surfaces that look clean on the outside can hide soot on the inside. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) works with our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to ensure that we eliminate fire damage at every level and stage affecting your home. Smelling ongoing smoke odors can seriously undermine having a home with no visible traces of the fire. Both aspects require mitigation and skilled professionals who have the experience to work with you until you become satisfied with the results.

At SERVPRO, we take it very seriously when a home suffers fire damage. We know that hidden problems often exist, and know that these can surface later when you least expect them. We can help eliminate these before they become problematic for your family. One such problem is that with increased humidity and warmth, such as in the summer, areas that seemed free of odors once again begin to produce odors after a mid-winter fire. This is because the remaining particles become more active in heat and elevated humidity. We can help ensure that these areas receive additional care, so they revert to a non-odorous state again.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange wants to help the area's families enjoy their homes year-round. Because of this, our number, (386) 788-0358, is always answered, day or night, every day of the year. Emergencies never follow a schedule and can happen at any time. Call us for all your smoke and fire damage needs, and we can begin mitigation quickly, so your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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Mold Damage Cleanup in Your Daytona Beach Home

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup in Your Daytona Beach Home Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Your Daytona Beach Condo

SERVPRO Can Provide Safe Mold Remediation to Your Property

Mold can be quite the nightmare to homeowners in Daytona Beach. It can cause health effects to you and your family and cause much damage to your home. Controlling your indoor climate, using dehumidifiers, and making sure your AC is the appropriate size for your house are just a few of the things you can do to help prevent mold growth.
 
When mold and mold damage still strike in your Daytona Beach home, it is imperative that you move quickly to take care of it. Mold can spread throughout your home quickly to other surfaces. It is not enough to just clean up the mold. The problem that caused it in the first place needs to be taken care of, and the affected area should be sanitized. SERVPRO can take care of all of this for you, as we have the knowledge and tools that are needed.
 
Whenever SERVPRO technicians work in contaminated environments, including mold, we wear personal protective equipment, which includes full-body suits with hoods, latex and rubber gloves, and eye protection such as goggles or full-face masks. We may also wear full or half-face respirators or even powered air-purifying respirators which supply air to a full-face mask. None of our staff begin working on a mold remediation project before they have the proper safety training and are comfortable with the information. Smaller infestations may require only minimal PPE during the remediation process.
 
The method used to clean mold depends on the kind of surface it is on. Nonporous materials can usually be wiped and cleaned, but porous materials with visible growth must many times be removed and discarded (an example being drywall.)
 
Many times, HEPA filtered vacuuming, and damp wiping can remove invisible mold spores and organisms which have settled, even when on porous materials. The structure and contents are then dried to stop any more growth. Dehumidifiers do not have much airflow and can be used during the containment and removal procedures.
 
At SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, we take mold damage seriously and follow all necessary steps to clean up the mold thoroughly after fixing the moisture problem. We end with sanitizing the area in your home in Port Orange, Daytona Beach, or Harbor Oaks when you call us at (386) 788-0358.

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Staying Safe During Clean Up of Hurricane Irma Damage at Your Daytona Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Staying Safe During Clean Up of Hurricane Irma Damage at Your Daytona Home South Daytona Area, Hurricane Irma, and SERVPRO's Help MItigate the Storm Damages

SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction and Cleanup Post Storm Damage

Residents in Daytona Beach are still cleaning up after the latest hurricanes. Estimates regarding the length of time for complete recovery varies considerably, depending on the level of harm. Homes and their safety levels are much easier to attain than the economic recovery of the same area.

As homeowners in Daytona clean out debris and other types of hurricane damage affecting their properties, many find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hazards present in their own homes. These hazards come in many forms and can create different kinds of problems for the individuals who suffer them. Sharp objects can puncture the skin, and this can lead to severe infections.  

The Centers for Disease Control

list several items needed to safely perform cleanup activities after disastrous hurricanes sweep through an area. However, after the financial strain that many families experience immediately after a hurricane, purchasing all of the recommended items can become quite expensive, even if they are available for purchase. Additionally, the heat, occasionally sporadic electric power, and massive labor requirements quickly make cleaning up nearly impossible in many situations. Being inexperienced and without the proper tools easily backfires on many homeowners while performing cleanup tasks. We can help.

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SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified to perform the work involved in cleaning up after a hurricane or other large-scale catastrophe. When such events occur, we may rely upon one of the Disaster Recovery Teams available to us. Adding their experience and equipment to our own, means we can quickly get your property back to its preloss condition.

Saving residents in the Daytona Beach area time and energy while keeping them safe is essential to all of us at SERVPRO. We follow IICRC protocols and procedures when restoring our customers' homes. Not only does this make everything safe again for the homeowners and their families, but it also keeps our employees safe during the process. We proudly serve our neighbors.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is a local service staffed by dedicated individuals. Our 24-hour services ensure that your home always receives the time and attention needed to restore your property quickly. For hurricane cleanup, or any other disaster, of any size, contacting us at (386) 788-0358 is the first step.

SERVPRO - Commercial Water Removal in Daytona Beach Hotels

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial  SERVPRO - Commercial Water Removal in Daytona Beach Hotels SERVPRO of Daytona Beach / Port Orange will work around the clock until your commercial property is restored.

Daytona Beach Hotels Can Receive Water Removal Services Provided By SERVPRO

Recent storms did not affect Daytona Beach as severely as the western part of Florida. Our area was fortunate, but that does not mean area businesses do not have to worry about water-related disasters. Broken intake lines, failing appliances, and clogged drains can spill just as much water across conference room floors and down hallways as a hurricane.

Commercial water removal in a Daytona Beach hotel usually means two tasks for SERVPRO response teams. We pull water from carpets before they rot and pump water out of utility basements.

Basements are usually the more straightforward task. As long as the utility room is safe for our technicians, we can pump out any standing water within a few hours. If the power was shut off, we bring in a commercial grade generator from our inventory to provide uninterrupted power until we complete the job.

More difficult is drawing out water and trapped moisture from carpets. The task is less complicated than in a private residence since hotel carpeting rarely has a carpet pad underneath. The process takes longer, of course, due to the vast number of rooms and hallways compared to a house. SERVPRO teams begin by opening every door and window in as many rooms and halls as possible. Then, we install box fans to bring in dry, outside air to replace the colder, damp air drawn out by exhaust fans at crucial exit points.

Next, we use extraction wands to lift water from the carpet. These devices are designed to remove water without harming the individual threads of the nape. Technicians inspect each carpet for damage and other signs that water may have gotten underneath them. If necessary, we use space heaters and dehumidifiers to augment the wands and speed up the process by carefully drying the carpet and remove moisture directly from the surrounding air.

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Putting our state back together includes getting our businesses up and running. With tourism being such a considerable part of the economy, SERVPRO of Daytona Beach / Port Orange understands how crucial it is to keep open our hotels. If you need our services, call us at (386) 788-0358. We are here for you.

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Heavy Rains Can Cause Flood Damage to Daytona Beach Homes

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Heavy Rains Can Cause Flood Damage to Daytona Beach Homes Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to restore your Daytona Beach flood damage.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Daytona Beach Home From Flood Damage 


Heavy rains in Daytona Beach are a frequent occurrence that occasionally leads to flooding in the area. Homeowners are encouraged to protect their homes in the face of these emergencies, which can lead to immense property damage. There is no "one size fits all" method of measuring the risk of flooding in your location, so it is important to take precautions whether or not your house is close to water.

Given the unpredictable nature of storms, heavy rains, and floods, it is essential to have a reliable restoration company on standby. At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to controlling any type of flood damage caused by a weather event in Daytona Beach. We are a locally-based and operated business, which makes us a part of your community too! Our technicians are professionally trained and certified by the IICRC, thereby ensuring that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards.

Your roof plays a major role in preventing flood damage. Check for soft spots, loose shingles, and surface divots that may be vulnerable to rough weather conditions. One crack in the roof can cause water leakage and, subsequently, internal damage to your walls and ceilings.

To minimize water damage on your foundation, SERVPRO technicians can help you install a proper gutter system. It is important to keep your gutters clean to prevent clogging and, consequently, water overflow. Our flood damage restoration experts can recommend special products for keeping your gutters free of debris. Gutters keep rainwater from running down the walls of your house.

Installing a rainwater catchment system can also help reduce the impact of flood damage. Ideally, the rainwater moves from the gutter to the downspout and then pours into the barrel or tank. Here, the water can serve for seasonal or irrigation purposes. The type of rainwater collector you use depends on what you need it for.

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Flood damage from heavy rainfalls can be costly to your home. If you find yourself on the wrong side of a heavy storm, SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is here to help. We have a stock of resources that can reverse your property to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." Call us anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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