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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

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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Commercial Water Removal Experts In Daytona Discuss Moisture Issues In Offices

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Experts In Daytona Discuss Moisture Issues In Offices When Your Business Is Underwater in Daytona, Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

Business Centers Often Rely on SERVPRO to Extract Water and Mitigate Damages in the Daytona Area

If water happens to leak into your Daytona office, many problems can take place if not dealt with immediately. The longer moisture stays inside a structure, the more likely materials can saturate and get ruined. When organic materials stay wet for longer than 48 hours, microbial growth can occur.
For avoiding problems with mold growth, it is essential to drop moisture levels of the building materials as quickly as possible. When working on commercial water removal in Daytona, extraction and rapid drying are two vital steps in restoration. Extraction gets completed using specialized vacuum equipment to suck up moisture. Rapid drying then takes place with advanced air moving and dehumidification systems.
Before any work begins, our SERVPRO restoration team inspects the affected area for safety hazards. Water leaks can cause drywall to fall or electrical fixtures to short out which can both create safety issues. If there are any hazards inside your office, we fix them if possible or block off the dangerous regions so that the building is safe for all occupants.
The next step is the planning process. During the planning stage, we determine what got damage and how our SERVPRO technicians can go about mitigating the issues. We know that reducing the loss of revenue to your company is essential and we plan our work procedures in ways that keep your business operating. We sometimes can schedule work during business after-hours or remove the water one section at a time, so your business can stay functioning as usual throughout the entire restoration process.
Once we determine the best method to remove the moisture inside your office in a short amount of time, we implement the suitable equipment for each particular situation. If there is an excessive amount of standing water, a sump pump gets used first to suck up the water and put it into a sewer drain. Next, heavy duty extraction equipment can get utilized to remove moisture from carpets and upholstery.
After as much water as possible gets vacuumed up, drying equipment then gets placed in the affected region. Air movers push air and create a counterclockwise circulation to speed up the evaporation of wet materials. Dehumidifiers are also set up so that they pull moisture out of the air and reduce the room's humidity.
In some cases, specialized drying equipment can be used to dry out specific things like drywall and hardwood floors. Any time you notice a water leak inside your office, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 seven days a week.

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What You Should Know About Handling Water Damage On Your Daytona Area Property

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What You Should Know About Handling Water Damage On Your Daytona Area Property Don't let water damage wash away your home. SERVPRO is here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage in your Home

Having a surprise leak in your Daytona home can cause severe issues and become a huge hassle if not handled correctly. There are a couple of things everyone should keep in mind when facing water damage, not the least of which involves keeping your family safe and dry.

Remember to contact a professional company to perform water damage restoration services in your Daytona area home as quickly as possible. The sooner you call a reliable team of experienced professionals, the less likely you are to develop mold and other serious problems that drastically affect the living environment, structural integrity, and stability of your property.

Always avoid exposing yourself or other family members to excess water without the proper protection or training. It is possible for water to contain several environmental hazards you do not have the equipment or expertise to identify correctly. Professionals, like those offered at SERVPRO, can help you determine whether health risks exist and the extent of water damage on your property.

SERVPRO has expertly trained technicians, professional equipment, and a vast network of resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our IIRC certified technicians have access to water extraction, drying, dehumidification, fogging, and cleaning equipment of all shapes and sizes that we use to remove excess water from the affected area as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Just because you remove standing water found on your property, does not mean that have taken care of the problem. Water can seep through the flooring and baseboards, leaving small pockets of water hidden in your subfloor and walls. SERVPRO has a variety of attachments and tools that make it easier to reach small areas in your home. Water removal, drying, and restoring your home is faster than you might expect.

Give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call at (386) 788-0358 for quality water damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization services you can count on to restore your family’s home, today. Our IICRC certified professionals are standing by to provide you with quality services you can count on to restore your home to a quality pre-damage condition.

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What You Can Do When You Find Mold Damage On Your Daytona Beach Property

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What You Can Do When You Find Mold Damage On Your Daytona Beach Property Mold damage is perhaps one of the most stressful types of damage that you can find inside of your home.

Mold Damage On Your Property

Mold damage is perhaps one of the most stressful types of damage that you can find inside of your home. Mold can cause health issues, it smells, it looks unsightly, and it can steadily damage the structure of your home over time. Mold is directly responsible for the decay of organic material, so wood and any other structural component made from organic sources inside of your home is in danger. It is essential to deal with mold as soon as you begin detecting it; a musty odor is enough of a sign to call for professional services.

Due to their unique geographic location adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, homes located inside the city of Daytona Beach can be in danger of mold damage. Storms and excessive humidity are only a couple of sources that can cause mold to multiply and grow. Truthfully, there are and were already mold spores in your home. They are everywhere, and it is impossible to rid your home of them entirely. However, when the spores come in contact with moisture, it allows a colony of mold to grow. Mold can only continue to grow worse until the damage is remediated professionally, so getting the experts there quickly can help ensure the longevity of your home.

SERVPRO strives to arrive at your home quickly after receiving your call. We send an Estimator to investigate the damage, explain the remediation process, and answer any questions. Secondly, our IICRC-certified techs arrive with advanced equipment to combat the mold.

Our SERVPRO techs can section off the contaminated area of your home with polyethylene plastic sheets so the spores from the colony cannot spread while remediated. We can set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture spores and neutralize the musty scent they cause. Afterward, our techs can clean the mold off of non-porous materials, disinfect the area, and spray and antifungal agent to help prevent mold growth in the future. Any porous materials that the mold has set into have to be torn out and thrown away as the mold cannot be thoroughly cleaned.

When you find mold damage, do not dawdle. Dial (386) 788-0358 to contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. We strive to remediate the damage as swiftly as possible.

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Food And Fabric Safety After Fire Damage In Daytona

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Food And Fabric Safety After Fire Damage In Daytona A fire in your Daytona home presents many cleanups, restoration, and odor issues affecting the structure and fixtures.

Food And Fabric Safety After A Fire

A fire in your Daytona home presents many cleanups, restoration, and odor issues affecting the structure and fixtures. Other possessions and items inside the spaces affected by the heat, smoke, and soot need attention after the disaster to ensure ongoing safety for you and your family. We have the training and experience to help you sort out these issues as we work toward returning your home to preloss condition.

Clothing, floor and window coverings and linens all can suffer after fire damage in your Daytona house. Sometimes clothing and decor respond well to cleaning and continue to function as you intended when acquired. We employ a broad range of cleaning and deodorizing techniques matched to the materials and the specific damage, often restoring items you believed ruined.

Other times charring, smoke, and soot affect fabrics severely, causing permanent damage and the continuous emission of harmful substances impossible to contain. SERVPRO crews then recommend disposal as the only responsible course. Our familiarity with the process and the skills of our production teams assure your confidence in our advice during a confusing and stressful time.

SERVPRO technicians also help evaluate the contents of your cupboards, pantry, refrigerators, and freezers after fire damage. If the fire occurred in or near the kitchen, the heat could compromise food safety even if cans and bottles remain sealed. Microbial activity can occur inside after exposure of the containers and contents to elevated temperatures. Smoke and soot infiltrate porous containers such as boxes and plastic bags. The particles in smoke can be tiny enough to penetrate past the rims of bottles and jars, contaminating the food and beverages inside.

The food inside a refrigerator or freezer can remain safe if the seal is secure. Additional considerations are whether the power was cut and for how long. More than four hours in our warm climate can elevate the temperature inside even a closed refrigerator above safe levels. SERVPRO technicians train to industry standards concerning these matters and assist homeowners in determining whether food is safe or needs to be thrown out after the fire.

A full-service restoration firm like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange offers help with every aspect of fire damage recovery in your home including food and fabrics. Call us at (386) 788-0358 as soon as the firefighters release your property back to you.

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When Your Daytona Beach Home Requires Water Damage Removal Services

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Daytona Beach Home Requires Water Damage Removal Services SERVPRO Tip: Keep the Alligators and Storm Waters Out of Your Daytona Beach Home--Call Us

Flood Waters Require Professional Extraction to Mitigate Damages--Call SERVPRO

As a homeowner in Daytona Beach, you are no stranger to the severe weather systems that can roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. While any one of these more significant storms could affect your home in disastrous ways, perhaps one of the most threatening of these would be the potential flooding that could result from storm damages to the exterior of your home.
While this kind of damage can present itself in several ways, most commonly high volumes of water can enter your home through vulnerabilities in the roof due to missing shingles or compromised siding covering your house. Once these points have gotten exposed, the torrential rains that come along with these severe systems have unabated access to flow into your home through this penetration point. Fortunately, our experienced SERVPRO professionals can help you combat the effects of this disaster and oversee water damage removal to your Daytona Beach residence.
From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we can begin inspecting the affected areas for both the immediate damage as well as the source of the problem you experience. Smaller access points that do not require reconstruction before our restoration process can begin we can board up or tarp over to alleviate the pressing threat of further damages to the area.
Restoring the water damage requires several types of equipment both to extract the water from the internal flood and to expedite the drying efforts throughout the affected area. The faster that this process can get accomplished, the less structural damage, reconstruction, or replacements need to occur to complete restoration successfully. We can coordinate the water removal and restoration with your insurance adjuster and help simplify your claims.
You might not always get as prepared as you might like to be for the severe weather that could affect your house, but when even the worst case scenario occurs, our technicians can help you through the mess to restore the damage. You can trust our experienced SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange specialists to work quickly to give you back your home the way that it used to be, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Fighting Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fighting Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel A water emergency can put a damper on your customers having a great time at your Daytona hotel.

Fighting Water Damage

A water emergency can put a damper on your customers having a great time at your Daytona hotel. These situations tend to not only affect the place that it occurs in but spreads to neighboring rooms and floors to maximize the damage. Fortunately, if this does happen, you are not alone in cleaning up the mess and getting back to normal.

The reason that your Daytona hotel cannot be held down by water damage is the high volume of unique traffic that it sees year round. Regardless of the time of year, the favorable weather conditions always draw tourists and travelers down through this coastal area. When water damage threatens one of the rooms, and subsequently several others, you are losing revenue while you wait for repairs to complete.

The drawn-out waiting period is part of the reason why professional restoration services are a wise choice for your business. We get to work quickly in both assessing the full spread of the damage and the actions needed to restore it entirely, and our expertise and experience can ensure that the job itself occurs as quickly as possible to keep you from continually losing money on all of the affected rooms and areas.

Depending on what has caused the water damage to your hotel, there are several approaches that our SERVPRO technicians can take to restore the damage. Regardless of the severity, drying the damage thoroughly is critical to preventing even worse compounding conditions that could cause potential health effects to overnight guests like mold growth. That is why our professionals utilize infrared technology to do thermal scans of walls, floors, and ceilings for lingering moisture.

While there could be multiple causes for water damage in the hotel that you own, correcting the problem is much easier with SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. Our experienced team is ready 24/7 to help you tackle any problem that could threaten your building or its occupants. Give SERVPRO a call anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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