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The Most Overlooked Solution for Water Damage in Daytona Beach is a Call to SERVPRO

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

boat as a sofa in flooding interior SERVPRO offers many water extraction options to flood damage affected homeowners.  Call our team today for services.

Methods for Using Truck-Mount Pumps in Daytona Beach Homes

Pumping out water from your damaged Daytona Beach home might seem like a straightforward situation, but there are more levels and considerations than initially meet the eye. The considerable volume of water that our technicians must address might encourage the use of our truck-mount pump, but the choice in where or how water gets discharged from the property.

The equipment for water extraction in Daytona Beach homes and condos is instrumental to the speed and efficiency of water restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals typically use electric submersible pumps to offer continuous and quiet extraction efforts to control excessive water loss situations. When standing water exceeds several feet, more powerful extractors are necessary, such as our truck-mounted options.

Truck-mounted pumps are the most powerful extractors in our inventory of tools. Because these units can draw water from floors at 300 psi, it is the most direct path to fast water removal in widespread loss situations. There are two ways that we can set up the discharge of the water, as these machines are attached to large tanks.

Collecting Water 

We do not always need to dispose of standing water in your home away from the property. As the truck-mount pumps are attached to a high-capacity water tank, we can fill up these tanks and move them to a treatment facility or our warehouse for proper disposal.  

Bypassing the Tank 

The disadvantage of using the tank is multiple times it can fill up throughout substantial water removal projects. We can discharge standing water to the sanitary sewer or another appropriate disposal point by bypassing the main tank instead. You still get the power of this extraction machine without the limitations of its storage.

While not every disaster that requires extraction benefits from truck-mounted pumps, our team can choose the ideal tools for every water loss situation. You can count on our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team to utilize a range of water removal tools to make losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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We're Faster To Any Size Disaster In Daytona Beach After A Fire

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

A stovetop covered in smoke and soot after a fire Fire damage began on the stovetop in the kitchen of this home. We arrived right away and used our state of the equipment to begin restoration.

Fire Damage Daytona Beach – Small Fires Can Lead to Lots of Damage

Whenever there is a fire in a home, the fire department arrives on site quickly and often has the fire under control within minutes. Examples are kitchen grease fires, small appliance fires, or even heating and cooling systems that malfunction igniting a fire. A fire can be contained quickly; however, a great deal of secondary damage is made extinguishing the fire.

SERVPRO responds to many of these fire damage situations in Daytona Beach. The firemen are doing their job! Failure to extinguish the fire might lead to catastrophic damage involving the entire home and possibly spreading to other homes next door. Many homeowners are overwhelmed and don't know where to even begin.

Our trained team of SERVPRO technicians understands the concerns of homeowners. We can take control of the situation and address all of the damage independently. Once the home is designated as safe to enter by the fire department, we can remove items damaged beyond repair. We catalog everything for later insurance claims.

Our crew chief assesses the home, the fire damage, and the repairs that are needed to return your home to its original state. As the fire is extinguished, there may have been water damage or chemical damage introduced by the fire department. Depending on where the fire started, smoke may have been contained to one section of the home. Or smoke is blown throughout the house by the air conditioning system. There may also be structural damage to walls, ceilings, and floors.

Our SERVPRO team can clean and dry all surfaces, make repairs as needed to structural elements, including replacing drywall and repainting. We also can deploy smoke deodorization equipment to remove all of the odors introduced in the home by the fire. Our professional team can return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened." We also are licensed contractors, Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License, Biohazard: 64-64-1785570.

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Harbor Oaks, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Port Orange

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing after leak For professional assistance when dealing with mold, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Port Orange Requires Controlling Microbial Growth

Any building that has a large number of water pipes running through it, such as your cafe in Port Orange, is susceptible to having a leak or spill at some point in time. If the leak goes unnoticed for more than a couple of days because it is a slow, hidden one, your restaurant could suffer from commercial mold damage. Once a fungus develops, it can cause health effects and possibly spread to other places.

Our SERVPRO team knows that when running a restaurant, maintaining a sanitary environment for your customers is vital. Preventing your commercial mold damage problem in Port Orange from becoming worse is our first initiative. We know that a big part of restoration procedures can be to avoid future issues and to reduce problems created by the mitigation work processes. Our overall goal is to always return your business to the way it was before the slow water leak occurred and make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

One way to control fungal growth is to apply professional products. However, chemicals should not be used by themselves for effective remediation. Our SERVPRO technicians know that one of the main steps to fungal remediation efforts is to dry out the affected area. Fungi need moisture to develop and grow, thus reducing the moisture levels of any organic materials in the affected areas of your restaurant can stunt its formation.

Another way to prevent microbial growth without the use of chemical agents is to remove any contaminated materials. For example, if drywall inside your dining room has visible mold growth, then our SERVPRO crew can cut out and remove the contaminated section of your walls. Removing materials that got contaminated can prevent future growth by eliminating the source of the spores that are used for fungal reproduction.

However, professional products can be used in addition to other mitigation procedures. Some agents can be useful to kill fungi and help eliminate the seed-like spores created.

If a fungus ever forms inside your cafe, it could make your eatery unsanitary. For professional assistance when dealing with mold, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

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Stormy Weather in South Daytona and SERVPRO Services Mean Mitigation!

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm-blown palm trees along the beach front South Daytona Properties Benefit from SERVPRO's Fast Response to Mitigate Storm and Flooding Damages

SERVPRO is a Crucial Step in Your Storm Season Planning in South Daytona

The past few years have been a living lesson for residents of South Daytona. As idyllic as our city is, we are vulnerable to the impact of hurricanes and intense storms for a significant portion of the year.  Local authorities encourage us to prepare and are safe by storing supplies, non-perishables, and other essentials, but they say little about the restoration process following a flood.  When numerous homes suffer the devastation following a weather event, knowing whom to call and promptly reaching out can make all the difference between restoration and total replacement of your home.

Luckily, SERVPRO is at your disposal when your South Daytona home suffers flood damage.  Our technicians understand the ebbs and flows of living in the region while having access to national resources to underscore our expertise.  We are accessible as soon as it is safe to mobilize and are ready to help you mitigate the loss and disruption in your life.  All you need to do is call.

Acting quickly and effectively is key to our approach.  Our training and experience already tell us that in times of flooding, containment is critical to prevent the growth of bacteria carried in the floodwaters.  As a result, we remove any porous surfaces such as carpets and carpet pads as soon as we can, so contaminants do not spread further into your home.  Our SERVPRO crew handles these tasks carefully by wearing personal protective equipment, including gloves, respirators, and specialized Tyvek suits.

Following the removal of any necessary items, we proceed to disinfect structural elements that need it.  By relying on SERVPRO, you can rest assured that the sprays and solutions we use are within environmental guidelines, and we match each cleaning method to the composition of the surface. Throughout this process, we are in constant communication with you and any other parties involved.  Coordination may include insurance adjusters, general contractors, and other vendors. Together, we develop a plan suitable to your needs.

Prepare your home for the rainy season, but always remember to have a restoration plan in place. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is your ally in this stressful experience. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Port Orange Cabinets?

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen cabinets Cabinetry is a significant investment for the homeowner. SERVPRO can help protect that investment. Call us for your water damage restoration needs.

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)

black mold on a white wall next to a window Team SERVPRO understands how mold spreads. Contact us at the first sight of mold regardless of the color.

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)

Storm hazard sign.  Background is black storm clouds Florida has frequent storm damage. Don't DIY, call SERVPRO to handle your emergency restoration needs.

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)

Burned furniture and charred walls in black soot We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can help you return your house to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

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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