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Revealed: Daytona Beach Home Flood Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Revealed: Daytona Beach Home Flood Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps Flood damage restoration includes both the contents and structure of your home. Should your home have flooding, contact SERVPRO right away.

Caring for Flooring and Contents After Minor Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

When you go out on the water to surf, sail, fish, or swim, you know that certain precautions help save your valuable electronics from the water. When your neighborhood near Daytona Beach gets too much rain, you might find that many of your belongings also got wet.

If your residence's landscaping has changed recently, flood damage in Daytona Beach can happen unexpectedly from just a small amount of rain. When water flow patterns change, they can force water from higher areas to run right into your home. Other areas might also suffer, even if your residence remains untouched. Guesthouses, pool areas, and garages can also find themselves with wet, soaked floors.

Flooring can retain a lot more moisture than what you might realize. Held in the actual fibers of the carpet or the swollen particles of laminate flooring, water also ends up underneath. Concrete can hold moisture, although not in as high a volume as held in the wood underlay. However, wood permits faster evaporation than concrete does because of its less-dense nature and the spacing between boards. As several of our employees work on drying out your floors, others work on drying out saturated contents and cleaning up personal belongings.

Many of your furniture items might need to air out in the sun for a few days, if weather permits, to remove any musty odors from the water. While flooding from overflows that originated on your property most likely does not contain the same hazards that other, larger flooding incidents might introduce, earthy smells can still become bothersome.

Getting these smells out sooner than later helps keep them from becoming more established and pervasive. When these odors do persist, we can use a hydroxyl gas chamber to saturate them with odor-eliminating gas. This gas is highly effective and so safe that many packing plants and other industries use it during daily operations to make things more pleasant for their workers.

Cleaning up your family's personal belongings with special cleaning agents and lint-grabbing towels removes both silt and germs. The same hydroxyl gas used on furniture can also make stuffed toys, clothing, and other items smell like you remember. Because hydroxyl gas is safe to use on damp items, it means we do not have to wait for items to dry for the deodorization step to take place, decreasing the amount of time required for mitigation of your property's flood damage.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange also provides mitigation and other services to Ponce Inlet, Harbor Oaks, and Allandale. Call our 24-hour service line at (386) 788-0358, any hour of the day or night, year-round, for professional services when flood damage tries to take over your home.

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Winter Flood Damage in Daytona Homes

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Winter Flood Damage in Daytona Homes Florida's mild climate makes it available to storm water damage year round.

Wet Winter Months Could Allow Flooding in Daytona Homes

While Daytona residents can expect just about every possible weather system beyond snowfall, the winter months can still prove threatening to area properties. With excessive rainfall in a time where the ground is much cooler, the possibility for the saturated earth to allow for situations like flash flooding is nearly as possible as it is during the hurricane season. With little warning to prevent the occurrence, homeowners rely on the fast response and advanced equipment of our highly-trained professionals.

When flood damage threatens your Daytona home, mitigation is a critical component in preserving your property.  For this process to prove successful, certain elements have to be in place. Our SERVPRO team meets these requirements and works to exceed your expectations through a fast response time to emergencies 24 hours a day. With a limited window to avoid significant and irreparable damage to your construction materials and contents of the property, having a team that can arrive when you call is vital to preserving your home and keeping restoration costs to a minimum.

Flooding and its effects can prove challenging to overcome, even for trained and certified technicians. That is why our SERVPRO team undergoes extensive education and training to obtain their water restoration certifications through the IICRC, an organization that sets the standard for quality and industry knowledge. Our technicians also pursue in-house and online educational opportunities and coursework to improve other facets of our response to your emergency, including mitigation techniques and mold remediation.

Our advanced equipment ensures that the high volume of water does not stay in your home for long. With truck-mounted pumps capable of extracting water at 300 psi, we can remove the floodwaters from your home fast and move on to drying the area entirely.

Flooding might be something that residents in the area have to contend with all year long, but taking care of the damage that this disaster can cause does not have to be a struggle. Trust our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange IICRC-certified water restoration technicians to clean up the water and return your home to normal fast. Give us a call at (386) 788-0358.

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The Steps Our Skilled Technicians Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Daytona Beach

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Steps Our Skilled Technicians Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Daytona Beach We work hard to help you clean and restore your property regardless of the size of the problem you may face.

The Proper Steps To Take For Restoring Fire Damage In Your Daytona Beach Home

We understand how having a fire damage event occur in your Daytona Beach home can be traumatic. If you're facing this type of problem and found this page out of necessity, we're glad you chose to partner with us. SERVPRO has a variety of services available that help protect your home and always takes the time to fully explain which steps might be best to fit your particular situation.

As a way of protecting your Daytona Beach area home, it helps to understand the fire damage restoration process. At the very least, it can make the entire experience more bearable and limit the number of surprises you might face. When you know a little about the services involved in returning your home to a quality pre-fire damage condition, you can cope with things better.

The first thing you need to do after a fire occurs on your property is to contact your insurance agent and a restoration company, like SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, 365-days a year to provide you with quality restoration services and piece of mind. The longer you take to call for help, the more time fire and smoke have to damage the contents of your home. We inspect the entire area and present a full-restoration guideline so that you understand what is suppose to happen when.

SERVPRO technicians can help with protecting what’s left of your home and minimize any losses you might experience. Our entire team goes to work immediately, removing damaged materials, scorched contents, furniture, and other household goods. Unfortunately, when facing fire damage, water is also involved. Luckily, our technicians understand how to remove excess water, smoke, and fire damage that provides you with accurate results.

Technicians from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange are proud to provide members of our local community with restoration services they can trust. We work hard to help you clean and restore your property regardless of the size of the problem you may face. Call us at (386) 788-0358.

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Water damage in Your Daytona Manufacturing Plant

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water damage in Your Daytona Manufacturing Plant Water in your manufacturing plant can be disastrous. Call SERVPRO for expert removal and restoration so you can get your business up and running.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Daytona Discuss Problems With Elevated Humidity Levels

If a water leak ever takes place at your Daytona manufacturing plant, prompt mitigation is necessary to reduce the severity of the problems. The commercial water damage that is created directly by water contact is considered a primary issue. Once water stays inside a structure, the humidity levels increase inside. Moisture that is present in the air can then cause problems with building materials that did not initially get wet. Any commercial water damage that results from vapor in the air is considered to be a secondary problem.  

Any time our SERVPRO restoration team responds to an emergency call, we take steps to reduce the number of secondary issues that occur. If mitigation happens quickly during your commercial water damage project in Daytona, secondary problems may not take place. The first step to the process is to extract as much water from materials like carpet and upholstery as possible. The quicker standing water and moisture present within porous materials get removed, the less the humidity inside the building rises.  

After we complete the extraction phase, we begin the rapid structural drying process. When water leaks inside your manufacturing plant, many of the building materials such as the drywall and possibly ceiling tiles can retain moisture. The goal during the rapid structural drying stage is to create an environment that speeds up the natural evaporation process.  

In some areas, the humidity outside is low, and the air from the outdoors can be used to speed up the drying process. However, in most cases, our SERVPRO technicians choose to utilize a closed drying system that seals the affected area off from the outside environment. This way we can better control the atmosphere in the affected area and speed up the natural evaporation process.  

To do this, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidification systems. The air movers create circulation that pushes wet air away from damp surfaces. The dehumidifiers then remove moisture from the air, thus lowering the relative humidity level. If you ever have a pipe break inside your manufacturing business, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 any time of the day.

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Why SERVPRO Answers the Call from Ponce Inlet Homeowners for Mold Remediation Help--Because We Can

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO Answers the Call from Ponce Inlet Homeowners for Mold Remediation Help--Because We Can Messy Mold Damage in Ponce Inlet--That Is Why to Call SERVPRO

Mold Damage Remediation Options for Ponce Inlet Residents  

There are high chances of disturbing mold spores during the mold damage remediation process. Since the exposure can lead to health effects, we always wear protective equipment and clothing. Some of the PPE personal protective equipment that we use when attending to such incidents in Ponce Inlet include gloves, goggles, a respirator or a dust filter mask, and a Tyvek suit. We look at how severe the mold problem is before selecting suitable personal protective equipment.

Disrupting the spores during mold damage remediation may make them spread to other parts of your Ponce Inlet property. Our SERVPRO technicians employ containment measures to limit the movement of the mold spores. For instance, we use a plastic sheeting together with painters tape to seal off openings such as vents and doorways. It is also advisable to minimize dust particles since the spores can stick to dust and then quickly spread around the structure.
 
Introducing negative pressure at the site can also act as a containment measure. We achieve this by running an exhaust fan or air scrubber with a HEPA filtration system that is blowing out air via a duct to the exterior. When that happens, the stirred up mold spores in the room end up outside. Also, we always switch off the building's air conditioning systems before the cleaning process starts. To reduce dust, we may moisten any dry mold growth. At this point, we can use a cleaning agent to remove the contamination from hard surfaces. Why SERVPRO? We can also utilize a soda blaster to lightly remove mold from untreated wood like found in attics and crawl space in this southern climate.  
 
After removing the contamination from the surface, we have to clean them using a disinfectant to reduce chances of the problem returning after the remediation. Usually, spores remain on surfaces even after the cleaning is complete, so, the disinfectant plays a deactivating role. While we can clean and reuse non-porous materials such as hard plastic, metal, and glass, in most cases, our SERVPRO technicians discard porous items such as carpets, books, and drywall if heavily infested.
 
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is an experienced and reliable leader in the restoration industry. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is in your residential or commercial property. Call us at (386) 788-0358 when you need our 24-hour emergency services.

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Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home Even a seemingly small kitchen fire can cause damage throughout the house. SERVPRO technicians can restore your house to its preloss condition.

Simple Incidents Can Lead to Extensive Fire Damage in Daytona Beach

The utilities that you rely on every day for comfort in your home can leave you grappling with unexpected fire damages. Since fire can ruin your Daytona Beach property in a wide range of ways, it does not take a big blaze to leave you with a considerable restoration bill. We offer professional restoration services that can help you manage the situation.  

Furnaces can cause fire damage in Daytona Beach when puff-backs occur. Such an outcome can happen if an oil burner ignites jarring loose soot due to a malfunction. If there is a crack in the heat exchanger or venting is not done correctly, puff backs are more likely to occur. Soot from the puff back introduces a mixture of dust from the ductwork and any remnants of unburned oil to the areas it affects. Most of these residues are easy to clean, however, when the furnace emits smoke for an extended period, it bonds to the walls requiring additional efforts when cleaning to avoid damaging wall paint.  

Stoves and grills can also cause fire damages easily by depositing protein filled smoke residue on walls and other surfaces. Just being inattentive for a few seconds is all it takes for whatever you are grilling to burst into flames, filling the entire area with odorous smoke and sticky residue on surfaces. The odor is the major issue in such an incident, so our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deal with it. After cleaning all residues left on walls and other surfaces, we can fog the affected areas because it helps to break down any malodor particles present in the area.  

Whenever these incidents occur, quick mitigation is essential primarily because the longer you wait before removing burnt residue, the harder it becomes to get rid of effects such as odor or staining. After inspection, our SERVPRO technicians start restoration immediately preventing those additional problems.  

The effects of damage caused by simple fire incidents should not take too long to fix. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO's Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home To Pre-Damage Condition

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home To Pre-Damage Condition When water spills over from regular areas such as bathrooms, it causes far-reaching damages.

Thorough Water Cleanup In Daytona Restores Property To Pre-Loss Condition

When water spills over from regular areas such as bathrooms, it causes far-reaching damages. In some cases, it only soaks the items it comes into contact with thus restoration only involves drying what is deemed salvageable. In other cases though, the water intrusion spreads debris and other soluble wastes. For instance, water backing up from a dishwasher contains food residue and detergent among other wastes. In such cases, proper cleanup is necessary for your Daytona Beach property to revert to its preloss state. We offer professional cleanup services that can ease your burden.

For the water cleanup in Daytona Beach to bear fruit, it is important to follow the right procedures. The exercise should also address all affected areas including the structure and the contents. The structural areas that require keen attention include walls and subfloors because water tends to push dirt or debris into hidden spaces such as wall cavities or any openings on the floor. Leaving such waste in place can lead to other problems like bad odor, or even pest infestations all over your property. Our SERVPRO team can help establish the level of cleaning needed.

In most cases, the carpets are heavily affected compared to other contents in cases of water loss, so they take most of the cleaning effort. It is also important to clean the entire carpet even if only a small section is affected. Our SERVPRO technicians can apply different cleaning approaches to deal with the soiling “Like it never even happened.”

Before cleaning carpets, we first evaluate whether the dirt is restricted to the fiber tips or goes down to the base. We also check whether the carpet fibers are heavily matted or sticky and stiff. From these evaluations, our SERVPRO technicians can use approaches like rotary jet extraction for heavy soiling or hot water extraction if the soiling is moderate or light. We also use appropriate shampoo or preconditioner. For other surfaces such as floors or walls, agitation with brushes or using pressure washers remove any debris easily. In some cases, we can also deodorize the affected environment especially if the water loss restoration does not start immediately.

Restoring a property to preloss conditions after a case of spillage should not be too difficult. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 to assist. We are available 24/7.

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Become Familiar With Your Remediation Options When Facing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Become Familiar With Your Remediation Options When Facing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Businesses affected by water damage lose productivity quickly. Contact SERVPRO right away to determine the cause and remediate your damage.

Commercial Water Removal for Daytona Businesses

Daytona area businesses deal with flooding from a variety of sources. Although storm flooding gets the majority of the attention, most water damage comes from smaller sources such as broken appliances, split lines or pipes, and blocked or malfunctioning drains.
 
For many businesses, commercial water removal in Daytona has to happen quickly. For a business that specializes in new or upgrading kitchens and bathrooms, SERVPRO knows there is an issue not just with standing water, but with high humidity that affects structural property and some inventory items.
 
Regardless of what the business may be, the first action taken has to be making it safe to walk and work in the facility. That means our technicians have to remove the water from off the floor and out of the carpets. For high levels of standing water, they use commercial grade pumps that can remove the water from businesses in a day or two, depending on the total area and the amount of water.
 
For water just covering the surface, they use extraction wands. Technicians can adjust these smaller devices to remove water quickly but not damage the surface of wood floors or damage carpet fibers. The wands we use also contain a heating element, so SERVPRO team members can begin drying the carpets as they draw out the water.
 
With the water gone, team members quickly move in dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and surrounding property and inventory. Depending on the item, many materials quickly absorb water. Lowering the humidity reduces the risk to inventory items like wallpaper and helps to dry out drywall panels. Each dehumidifier can remove up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours, depending on the humidity level of the surrounding air.
 
Technicians also dry material and inventory by setting up air movers and fans. They direct warm, dry air from the air movers to force moisture out of the property. The fans draw out the cooler, damp air and force it outside.
 
At SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange, we have two goals. We want to help each business preserve its inventory and reopen doors to customers as quickly as possible. If you need these services, call us today at (386) 788-0358 to get started.

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

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

How To Getting Rid Of Odor From Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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Saving Important Items During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Daytona Beach

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

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

Saving Important Items During Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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