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Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Port Orange Cabinets?

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Drying Cabinets Beneath the Sink in Port Orange Homes 

The supply and drains of your sink can be a prime location for leaks and water damages in your Port Orange home. Whether in the kitchen or bathrooms, the design of these fixtures can break down over time or become susceptible to pressure building clogs and backpressure situations. Damage to the plumbing beneath the sink over a lengthy period is not uncommon, as many homeowners do not get into this storage area every day. 

Extensive leaks can saturate cabinet wood and the framework of the cabinetry units, causing a need for water removal in Port Orange kitchens. Moisture removal requires calculated efforts, as every material reacts to drying and extraction processes differently. Non-premier wood structural elements can be highly susceptible to oversaturation. 

Particleboard is a base material for much of the cabinets in new construction projects and can also serve as cabinet flooring and walls. Even with a veneer finish on these materials, the board itself is porous and highly susceptible to fast penetration by direct water exposure frequent in under-sink leaks. Preserving these materials is possible when the damage gets caught early enough. However, once structural damages have resulted, it is more cost-effective to replace the portions of cabinets damaged by the plumbing breach than to take the time to dry it out. 

Premier wood cabinetry might not be as standard but is also a possibility that our SERVPRO team must plan for when we first arrive. During the scoping of the work to get completed, our professionals can use moisture detection tools to determine the extent and concentration of moisture and saturation in this space beneath the sink. Because the wood is much denser and less porous, a quick reaction to these water losses can leave our team only drying up surface water. 

You cannot predict when sink fixtures can spring a leak or begin malfunctioning, but fast responses to the potential damage can save our customers time and money. Let our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team help however you need by calling (386) 788-0358. 

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Why SERVPRO is Your GO TO Company for Daytona Beach Mold Damage

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Reliable Remediation Tactics in Daytona Beach Homes 

Remediation is a science of reducing, and ultimately mitigating, mold colonization in Daytona Beach homes and businesses. Many restoration groups might encourage you to believe they can totally remove mold from your house, but this is a misleading statement that often confuses potential customers. We are remediation specialists, trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to remove colonies and to restore the damage that mold can do to structures. 

While we do not have the technology nor the need to remove  all naturally occurring mold spores for your household, we do have many sophisticated techniques and tactics to combat mold damage to Daytona Beach residences. From sanding and media blasting to strategically placed air scrubbers outfitted with HEPA filtration systems to capture most airborne spores and particulates, we have competent and tested strategies to get your home back to preloss condition quickly. 

Soda blasting has become one of our SERVPRO team’s most efficient tactics for removing mold colonies without damaging or marring the hosting material. With how deep the hyphae of the organism can embed within the material, it is crucial to have an approach that can protect the substrate while effectively eliminating the present colony. Successful soda blasting reduces the need for controlled demolition and build back. 

This abrasive cleaning approach, though milder than most of the other cleaning media in this category, involves blasting sodium bicarbonate particles against a surface with a machine run from an air compressor. Because it is milder than sanding – which used to be our traditional approach – we have a solution that can better protect surfaces, walls, wood framing, and other structural elements. Best of all, baking soda blasting can eliminate most mold spores and colonies while utilizing this medium to simultaneously kill odors, which streamlines the entire remediation process for our customers. 

Soda blasting has become one of the most common approaches to protect materials and contents in-house that can get restored after mold exposure. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team has equipment and expertise to make mold losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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How SERVPRO Restores Port Orange Flood Damaged Homes

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Comprehensive Care for Flooded Port Orange Properties  

After flood losses occur throughout Port Orange, home and business owners try and work quickly to secure the right personnel to return their properties to preloss condition. Ultimately, there are many choices in this regard, but few can offer comprehensive care and experience that our SERVPRO professionals can. Our training and deep roster of qualified technicians can ensure that we are available to address the concerns of multiple properties simultaneously after a flooding scenario.  

No homeowner can know what to expect after flood damage to their Port Orange property, and that is where the experience and fast response of our team can benefit you. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, you do not have to wait days – or sometimes even weeks – to get the qualified and confident response that can protect your residence.  

We can offer the services that you expect beginning the moment that you make the first contact with our emergency line. We begin to mobilize our unit to roll out with our variety of extraction tools and multiple drying units, including our high-velocity air movers and our desiccant dehumidifiers. Because of the severity of many flood losses after severe weather events, our trailered desiccant can address many more areas of your flooded house at the same time – maximizing our efforts from the moment we arrive.  

Our SERVPRO team also can go above and beyond the expected call of duty during a crisis to save our customers time and money on the traumatic flooding situation inside their house. We have a team of licensed (MRSR515) contractors that can help with emergency board up, tarping, carpet repair, and all general contracting needs that your home might have following widespread saturation and deterioration concerns.  

We work to provide a level of service that exceeds your expectations, and for our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team, that means saving our customers time and money on restoration work after a flood. We can seamlessly transition between nearly every phase of recovery to expedite your return to your damaged residence. Call today at (386) 788-0358.

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Professionals Clean Up Flood Damage in Port Orange Fast

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Living room with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. SERVPRO will get your Port Orange home back to normal after a flood.

We will show you the right way with your Port Orange flood damage.

Every year, Florida residents face the risk of flooding from storms. One to two inches of water accumulation is enough to cause thousands of dollars in damages. The average flood damage claim from 2008 to 2012 alone was $42,000. Kitchen flooding, in particular, poses many challenges for homeowners, as floods can thoroughly damage many surfaces and appliances.

If your home needs swift, professional flood damage mitigation in Port Orange, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to work with property owners and insurance adjusters to preserve your home and possessions while minimizing exposure to contaminants. SERVPRO also offers licensed contractors that provide cleanup services for both mold remediation (Florida license number MRSR515) and biohazards (license number 64-64-1785570).

How Flooding Can Affect Your Kitchen

If caught early, cabinets can be cleaned, disinfected, and dried. However, if flooding occurs while you are out of town, for example, cabinet removal may be necessary to minimize the risk from mold and other contaminants in floodwater. This is especially true for cabinets made from particleboard or wood veneer.

Hardwood flooring may need replacement to prevent exposure to microbes and contaminants. Because of the porous nature of wood, prolonged exposure to water may damage sealants and cause the wood to swell, warp, and buckle.

Whether you have ceramic tiles or vinyl flooring in your kitchen, flooding can do considerable damage. Vinyl can quickly lose adhesion to the floor on exposure to moisture and delaminates quickly. Ceramic tile is more resistant but over time, can also warp and detach the longer that the grout is exposed to moisture.

Be wary of using electric or gas appliances in a flooded kitchen. Turn off electricity at your circuit breaker and contact your gas provider to shut off gas as needed to maximize safety.

How SERVPRO Can Salvage Your Home

When your home is subject to flooding, whether from ground floods or torrential downpours, SERVPRO technicians can act quickly to remove water from your property. Because of the risk of spreading microbes through the air and absorption, disinfection is handled before drying during floods. This process may also be done again afterward, as is usually the situation involving clean water losses.  In cases with large amounts of standing water, technicians can use truck-mounted pumps to remove water and back-mounted extractors for smaller pools and hard-to-reach areas.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is Faster to Any Size Disaster so that you can have your home back to its pre-flood condition. Call (386) 788-0358 today to start mitigating damage to your residence within hours.

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We Are Available 24/7 For All Your Daytona Beach Water Damage Services

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

One of our vans outside a home after a call of water damage We used our extraction equipment to remove the water and our dehumidifiers and air movers to thoroughly dry the property.

Quickly Addressing Ceiling Water Damage in a Daytona Beach Residence

Water damage in any home is frustrating for homeowners to deal with, and even more so when these leaks spring in ceilings above rooms without water fixtures. If your bedroom develops a ceiling leak, not only can it be difficult to dry on your own, but it can also be risky. Without the proper tools and techniques, a small leak can lead to the development of mold, mildew, microbes, and even structural issues.

If your Daytona Beach home has water damage, it is prudent to act fast. Certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to restore your home to its preloss condition so that you can rest easy without worrying about structural damage or microbes growing in your bedroom. SERVPRO is also proud to provide contracting services in the event of mold (Florida License MRSR515) and biohazard cleanup (64-64-1785570). This EPA-certified team also has extensive accreditation from a variety of organizations, including the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification; the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, and the American Council for Accredited Certification.

Common Causes of Ceiling Leaks

Pipe leaks: Even a small crack can let gallons of water into your home each day until it is remedied.
Roof water damage: Loose or cracked asphalt shingles and stormy weather are enough to invite unwanted water into your home.
Clogged gutters: Blockages can change the direction of water drainage so that it flows into your home instead of away from it.
Waterproofing: Not using waterproof sealants for bathroom fixtures can damage ceilings below.
Appliance leaks: Any fixture that uses water, like a refrigerator or washing machine, can leak through floors and subfloors and onto ceilings underneath.

SERVPRO Can Save the Day

When SERVPRO comes to your home, technicians can drill holes into the ceiling to allow water to drain and create ventilation for the drying process. In cases where insulation is particularly saturated, fiberglass insulation is generally salvageable with careful drying. Specialized insulation vacuums can be used to collect materials for restoration easily. Baseboards are removed before drying to encourage ventilation and re-installed after drying goals have been met. If there are odors in your home from the leak, professionals can remove the sources. From there, EPA-registered disinfectants and industrial dehumidifiers can eradicate odor-causing particles.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Whether you need disaster mitigation late at night, on weekends, or during holidays, you can get emergency cleanup service in mere hours by calling (386) 788-0358.

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We Discuss Do It Yourself Restoration Tips In Daytona Beach

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Technicians From Daytona Beach Give Do It Yourself Restoration Tips

If something ever burns inside your Daytona Beach house, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. However, there are many things that you the homeowner can do yourself to help mitigate your fire damage. Problems can get worse over time, so the quicker you can get to mitigating issues on your own, the better off you will be. By using certain techniques, you can reduce the issues overall.

First off, it is wise to make sure that the fire is completely extinguished. The fire damage inside your Daytona Beach home can get worse if burnt items are still hot or smoldering. If you have to, use a fire extinguisher or water to suffocate smoldering items. Next, make sure smoke is not thick inside your house by opening doors and windows to ventilate. If you have a fan set it up so that it helps push any smoke outside the house.

The next step our SERVPRO experts recommend is to make sure your house is safe. Fires can create fall hazard or possibly electrical shorts. Make sure your gas and your electricity are shut off. If you notice anything that looks dangerous like drywall hanging down remove it. Try to clean a walkway through your home of any rubble that may have fallen.

If the blaze caused a water leak, it is smart to shut the water running to your house off. Moisture can add to the problems created by the fire if you do not cut it off from its source.

Next, look around for any burnt contents that may be sitting on your carpet or other building materials. Remove any burnt contents and seal them in a trash bag so that they cannot contaminate unaffected areas with soot. Once any loose burnt objects get removed, you can then start throwing away rubble or torched building materials like cabinet doors by sealing them in a trash bag.

Then, you should inspect your entire house and figure out where the smoke went. Any place that you find soot residue, you can try to clean it off using soap and water. Vacuuming and dusting off soot on some surfaces can also be effective.

However, in the case that things seem to be too much for you to handle on your own, you can always call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can help you return your house to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

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Call Us After Your Commercial Property In South Daytona Is Damaged By A Hurricane

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Black mold on the wall of a home Warm temperatures combined with the excessive moisture indoors create the perfect environment for mold spores to grow.

Picking Up And Rebuilding After South Daytona Commercial Hurricane Damage

More hurricanes hit Florida than any other state. The sheer loss of property due to commercial hurricane damage these storms leave behind is tragic, and the aftermath often takes weeks to begin to see signs of normalcy in day-to-day activities.

As locals, SERVPRO has experience working in the aftereffects of hurricane damage for both residential and commercial hurricane damage in South Daytona. Although each job site possesses unique challenges, there are several common denominators caused by hurricanes such as Irma and Michael, which rivaled 1992s Hurricane Andrew in intensity.

Lack of Electricity
SERVPRO technicians bring their own generators to job sites to clean up storm damage, as it can be days or weeks until the restoration of electrical service to the affected area. Bringing their own power-supplies allows the cleanup of your property to begin as fast as possible.

Flood Damage
This is a widespread issue during storm damage cleanup. After most flooding, the water tends to recede quickly. Following a storm surge from a hurricane, there is nowhere for the water to go and it requires removal and disposal through other measures to get the water out of the property. Plus the water has a host of contaminants and often sewage. The technicians have the training and Biohazard certification in the safe handling of biohazardous-level waste to get it out of the commercial property effectively.

Handling Mold
The warm temperatures of Florida, combined with the excessive moisture indoors after hurricane damage creates the perfect environment for mold spores to germinate. Once that happens, they spread quickly. SERVPRO technicians hold certifications for mold remediation #MRSR515 and know how to halt the growth of mold colonies and prevent their return after the completion of mitigation efforts.

Demolition, Drying, and Disinfection
Because sheetrock wicks water quickly and proceeds to buckle and warp, it requires removal through clean, controlled demolition. Flooring sometimes requires it too so the subflooring can dry thoroughly. This action also allows technicians to direct great amounts of airflow into hard-to-reach areas during drying. Then they disinfect the property to bring it to sanitary standards for reconstruction.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to assist local property owners with commercial hurricane damage. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 as soon as possible, and our team of certified professionals will restore your property to its preloss condition. “Like it never even happened.”

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Hey South Daytona, SERVPRO Is Always Ready for Property Damage Restoration Services

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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What! Wind, Fire, Water, Mold, or Mother Nature Damaging Your South Daytona Home? SERVPRO Can Provide Solutions

We do not cut corners when it comes to providing the restoration services South Daytona residents and business owners have come to expect. We strive every day to exceed the expectations of our customers, and that begins with evolving and improving our practices to suit the quickening pace of the industry without ever compromising the quality that we have built our reputation upon. We are not satisfied with a completed job until you are, and that is a philosophy that has not only helped us to get awarded by our parental company over the years but also helped to develop loyal relationships with homeowners and property management firms throughout the area.

Water
 
In an area prone to devastating storm systems and humid conditions that can quickly develop mold and microbial threats, it is surprising that water damage in South Daytona is still the leading callout that our professionals have. With stiff competition throughout the area, our professionals are continually working to improve both our efficiency in your home and our knowledge of modern recovery strategies, equipment, and products that can help to return your property to preloss condition swiftly.
 
With decades of experience in this division of our team alone, we can handle multiple tasks simultaneously to aid when several homes experience various water loss incidents at the same time. With the majority of our field technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), we can ensure that no South Daytona Beach homeowner waits a moment longer than necessary for competent assistance.
 
With water loss incidents, every minute counts. We understand the immense time constraints, and that is why we invest in powerful extraction, drying, and cleaning tools and equipment. We also ensure that each of these projects, while handled in a timely fashion, get overseen by our Master Water Restorer to meet specific quality guidelines and keep our South Daytona Beach customers from paying excessive out of pocket expenses.

Fire
 
We understand that one of the first calls that you make after fire loss incidents occur in your South Daytona home is to your insurance provider. This adjuster or agent can help you to understand your coverage, and also begin the process of filing a damage claim. While you are getting these details squared away, however, you might also be wasting valuable time to mitigate losses and protect the contents of your house.
 
Along with calling your insurance provider, you can also reach out to our SERVPRO professionals, as we can work to document damage, begin debris removal, and start vital mitigation that reduces the spread and severity of lingering effects after fires get extinguished. With our established relationship with area insurance providers and major companies, we can work to expedite the claims process by providing needed information to approve the claim. Protecting your South Daytona Beach home begins with taking the initiative to get skilled IICRC-Certified restorers.
 
Much like many of our other common niches for restoration and recovery, our fire loss restoration gets supervised by our Master Fire & Smoke Restorer. This extensively trained professional can lend his expertise to every active job, ensuring their timely completion and lower costs. When fire damage affects South Daytona Beach homes, you can count on our professionals to arrive quickly to help.

Mold
 
Mold remediation is a vital service to our area, especially considering how many South Daytona properties are perpetually at risk. With higher humidity and moisture levels throughout our coastal community, homes, and businesses without adequate ventilation and humidity management devices can face the development of mold colonization and the potentially hazardous health effects that accompany it.
 
We understand the importance of honesty and integrity when you put your trust in our SERVPRO team to identify these risks and threats to your South Daytona residence. We utilize both sophisticated tools as well as environmental testing approaches to determine the likelihood of microbial growth when colonization is not easily distinguishable. If work is necessary, we can begin mitigation and remediation tactics immediately to reduce further spread or degradation.
 
One of the advantages of offering a comprehensive approach in restoration services is that we have a full-service division of general contractors that can help for severe mold damage in South Daytona Beach properties. Our licensed (MRSR515) team of professionals can help with material removal and controlled demolition when removing active colonization, but also plays a vital role in build back and reconstruction to make it “Like it never even happened.”
 
Storm
 
We are a team that understands how devastating tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather events can be. Along the east coast, we have seen our fair share of destructive weather systems, and this puts hundreds – sometimes thousands – of South Daytona homes and properties at risk. We have a team of dedicated IICRC-Certified technicians that can respond at the heels of a devastating crisis to offer real-time mitigation solutions to save you money and protect what matters most in your storm-damaged property.
 
It does not take much exterior damage for your South Daytona home to become vulnerable to disasters like flooding. With torrential rainfall and runoff, an opening in the roof or a broken window can allow substantial volumes of floodwater to penetrate the property. We have a team of contractors able to help during these situations with emergency board up and tarping services. The faster these solutions can get installed, the less severe flooding becomes inside the house.
 
We have a broad inventory of recovery tools and equipment, including high-efficiency extractors that can help to even the odds against standing water in South Daytona homes. Saturation and overexposure are also concerns, and we have many available air mover and dehumidification units to begin addressing these threats as they get discovered.
 
We are a name that has become trusted for a fast response and high-quality results. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can show you how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime that emergencies occur at (386) 788-0358.

SERVPRO is Prepared to Restore Your Port Orange Home

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Burned kitchen with window open Fire damage remediation can be an arduous task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Effective Damage Assessment After Port Orange Fires

Damage assessment is a vital, yet often overlooked, component of restoring fire-damaged Port Orange homes. Even though this phase only dictates the extent of the harm to your property, there are many reasons why choosing professional inspection and assessment can ultimately save you time and money on the restoration to come. Our SERVPRO estimators and management team can mobilize as quickly as our mitigation specialists to ensure there are no delays in the work that your property needs amid a crisis.

As destructive as fire damage in Port Orange homes can be, it is crucial for our professionals to get a thorough assessment completed immediately for multiple reasons. This inspection details critical elements of the restoration work we set to begin with our arrival and can dictate the needed tools, personnel, and products to recover the house. While many areas require this comprehensive assessment, we have trained professionals capable of cataloging the full scope of the damage and developing a customized plan of restoration to suit budgetary confinements and the needs of the property.

One of the vital elements of walking through the damaged property is earmarking the contents of your home for relocation or complete removal to our nearby facility. Content management is an essential phase of the mitigation work we offer. This approach protects your belongings from the devastating effects of soot and smoke residues, odors, and other lingering effects after a fire gets extinguished.

A skilled damage assessment can also detail the work that needs done and provide a base estimation of restoration costs. Considering that many homes have insurance plans that can cover unexpected fire loss, it is crucial to get your insurance provider the information they need as promptly as possible. This documentation and photographic evidence comprised during our damage inspection can help to expedite a claim process to get the work started in your house as fast as it can. 

Any homeowner wants to get fire recovery started and finished as soon as possible once a disaster strikes their property, and choosing the right restoration team can help with that. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (386) 788-0358.

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Water Damaged Garage In Daytona Beach

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage caused major damage to garage in Daytona Beach SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is at your service when water knocks at your door.

Water Seeps Into Your Garage In Daytona Beach

When hurricanes and tropical storms come our way, the whole nation focuses on Daytona Beach for a few days, but once the emergency passes, life goes back to normal. Even though we can mobilize significant resources to overcome the effects of strong winds, very little is done for water damage caused by downpours characteristic of summer. If your garage floods with storm waters, it is up to you to reach out to a professional crew to help you restore your home. Sweeping the water from your garage back into the street without further remediation can be a big mistake.

Water damage in Daytona Beach is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our crew trains in the latest technology and methods for removing the cumbersome consequences of a water event in your home. You need to call our experts at our 24/7 line and let us apply our expertise to your benefit. While you await our arrival, you can get the process started by doing some of the following:

    •    Isolate any items not touched by the water and keep them safe from further damage.

    •    Identify any porous materials saturated by water. Our SERVPRO team can help you assess which need to go and what items can be salvaged.

    •    Leave the garage doors open as much as you can to improve air circulation and encourage evaporation.

    •    Avoid going from the garage to your home in order to prevent unwanted bacteria from entering your house.

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we employ industry-grade equipment to extract water, including truck-mounted and submersible pumps.  With the help of our moisture sensors, we can detect water even when you cannot see it. Once we conclude the water extraction, we proceed to dry and disinfect your garage to prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria the stormwaters may have brought with them. Through our training and experience, we know the specific disinfecting agent you need for your home, so you can leave it up to us to protect your home.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is at your service when water knocks at your door.  Just call us at (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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