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Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Technician discussing issues with office water damage Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Daytona Beach commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Volusia County Home Have A Mold Problem?

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Molded Wall inside home In Volusia County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 1-386-255-6243

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

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Room in a home with a collapsed ceiling and mold Messy Mold Damage at a home in Ponce Inlet--That Is Why You 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. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, 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.

Restoring House Contents from Fire Damage in Daytona Beach Properties

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

A Kitchen Double Oven with large amounts of Smoke. Kitchen Fires in Daytona Beach Lead to Much Smoke Damage & Odors--Call SERVPRO

The Degree of Damage Dictates the Steps for Cleanup After Fires

Cooking is one of the most satisfying activities in the world. It is also one of the best ways to bring people together. Unfortunately, studies have shown that cooking accounts for almost 50 percent of all house fires, with cooking equipment boasting 19 percent of home fire deaths. Indeed, an unattended skillet or pan on a stove burner can lead to a fire strong enough to bring the house down within hours, if not minutes.
 
To be safe, you need to have a restoration company at hand. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, has highly skilled technicians who can restore house contents from fire damage in your property anytime. Our emergency response is swift and efficient, and we use effective tools and techniques that are up to par with IICRC recommendations.

SERVPRO technicians consider many things during the fire damage restoration process. When cleaning cabinets, for instance, wood finish around the drawer handles often contains the pre-existing damage. We must check this area before cleaning begins.
 
The intensity of the smoke damage determines the technique we use. Cleanup on light fixtures is done when restoring the ceiling. The electrical power should be turned off before dealing with any electrical fixture. Chandeliers are relatively harder to clean, especially if they come with decorative trim that requires detailed cleaning. With many years of experience, our technicians can gauge the concentration of smoke residue and choose the most efficient cleaning technique.
 
Insulation is usually more costly to clean up than to replace. Smoke damage can change its appearance, albeit without compromising its insulating capabilities. If applicable, we can deal with the fire damage by replacing the top 3-4 inches of insulation. However, smoke deodorization is necessary before adding a new layer of insulation, to get rid of toxic odors. If water affected the insulation, in most cases tossing and starting with new material is the correct choice to make.

We use two main deodorization methods: thermal fogging and ozone deodorization. Both are designed to neutralize bad odors resulting from the fire damage. The most common challenge is determining the source of each odor, as different odors originate from different materials. Some odor particles are so tiny that they can penetrate virtually any surface. That is where thermal fogging products enter the areas of these particulates, mimicking the trail of the heated smoke, and chemically alter the smelly specs. However, SERVPRO restorers deal with all sorts of odors and therefore have a special procedure for identifying and eliminating them.
 
In some cases, it may be necessary to initiate a pack-out during the fire damage restoration. A pack-out involves moving your contents to a separate, safe location. It is very labor intensive and only necessary under special circumstances – for instance when there is a need to speed up the restoration process, or the structure has sustained too much damage to accommodate the items.

A fire disaster in your home can lead to considerable loss of property. Fortunately, you can count on SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, a locally owned company, to minimize the fire damage. Call us today at 386-788-0358.

Winter Flood Damage in Daytona Homes

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro technicians cleaning and sanitizing a wet carpet. 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.

Local College Flood

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Classroom at local school Classrooms were heavily affected but because of quick thinking by the school damage was minimized.

A few years back, it was a normal Friday at a local college, classes were almost finished for the day and faculty was getting ready to head home. One of the maintenance men noticed a pump from the water tank was showing low pressure and as a back up two more pumps came online to make up the difference. What was happening? A pipe burst inside of a maintenance room of the science building. Unfortunately the door was closed and the room began to fill with water until it reached approximately 6-7ft and a wall gave way releasing over 10,000 gallons of water onto the 1st floor of the building.

The fast acting faculty immediately got the pumps turned off and called SERVPRO of Daytona Beach/Port Orange. Within an hour our SERVPRO technicians were on site and extracting water and by Monday, just three days later, the school was able to hold some classes in the building and by Friday the entire floor was open again. SERVPRO Daytona Beach is the #1 trusted Restoration Company in Volusia County and trusted by more local businesses than anyone else. 

How A Fire Damage Restoration Company Can Help Restore Your Home

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Burning laptop on a desk Don't let a small electronic device destroy your home!

How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home After Fire Damage

Once a fire has affected your property, it's very important that you obtain assistance with the water removal, cleanup, repair, and restoration processes.  A fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help you with each of these processes, and their assistance can help limit your stress and expedite the restoration procedures. Learn more about how this fire damage company can assist you with the restoration of your home by reviewing this quick reference guide:

Before You Hire A Fire Damage Company

Prior to hiring a team of fire damage specialists, you need to contact your insurance company. If the fire damage necessitates that you and your family must vacate the premises then also call and the local disaster relief service. Your insurance agent must grant you permission to begin the cleanup process, and the disaster relief service can provide you with assistance for immediate needs like temporary housing, clothing, and food.

Removing Water and Smoke Odors

Following the above contacts, it's time to call a team of fire damage specialists. These technicians from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, will begin to extract standing water, as a result of the firefighting efforts, from your home. This is always the first step to limiting the fire damage to the structure and personal belongings. Upon completing the clean up process, the second step in the restoration process, these technicians will remove smoke odors from your property. They will use several tools to accomplish this objective, including ozone machines. Smoke and soot also require highly skilled personnel and equipment for successful removal.

Mold And Mildew Prevention

In addition to removing smoke odors from your property, fire damage experts from SERVPRO assist with mold and mildew prevention. Mold and mildew are problematic for many reasons, one of which is that they can damage the structural integrity of your property. Additionally, mold and mildew can cause health effects. For addressing and stifling these risks, fire damage technicians will use moisture meters and hygrometers to seek out hidden pockets of moisture. Powerful air-movers and dehumidifiers will then be activated to dry out your house thoroughly.

Because of their extensive experience and education, fire damage specialists from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, are effective in expediting and optimizing the cleanup and restoration processes for your property. Consider this local franchise from a strong national brand for personalizing its commitment to getting you back into your home as quickly as possible.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this Viera community.

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. Call us. (931) 953-8600

SERVPRO - Commercial Water Removal in Daytona Beach Hotels

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Hotel building SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, will work around the clock until your commercial property is restored.

Daytona Beach Hotels Can Receive Water Removal Services Provided By SERVPRO

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

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

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

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

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources


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

Fire Damage Risk Greatest for Daytona Homes During the Holiday Season

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fireplace with fire and Stockings hanging from the mantle SERVPRO Says Holiday Fire Damage in Daytona Is Common--Be Careful

Smoke Smells in Daytona Are Not Wanted--Call SERVPRO

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

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

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

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

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

What should I do when my property in Daytona Beach is affected by water damage?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Will Get You Back into Your Home After Water Damage

When water damage impacts your home in Daytona Beach, FL immediately addressing the issue is important. Once the initial damage has occurred, water can make its way into the structure of your property. If not acted upon quickly, the result can be extensive structural damage coupled with the onset of mold and mildew. However, immediately reacting to the water damage can help limit secondary water damage. This will save you not only time and money, but also precious possessions. To expedite the remediation process contact a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why attaining professional assistance is important by reviewing this short outline:

Water Damage: A Brief Overview

Water damage is the result when your property is impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or tornado. Water damage can also occur due to household issues like leaky faucets or pipes that burst. Causing structural damage to your property because of unwanted water intrusion can generate a number of other challenges:

  • Poor air quality
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Humid atmosphere
  • Unpleasant odors that permeate your ceilings, floors, and walls
  • Damage or loss of furnishings, art, electronics and more

Mitigate the loss of possessions and structural damage by getting SERVPRO to begin water removal and cleanup as soon as possible.

Why You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

Calling a specialist as soon as your property is impacted by water damage is important for many reasons. First, SERVPRO will perform a thorough assessment of your property to determine the nature and extent of the damage. This work empowers the specialists to develop a detailed, customized clean-up plan that will help optimize and expedite the restoration process. Additionally, SERVPRO can send multiple contractors to your property quickly to start the restoration process.

The Importance Of The Drying Process

After water pumps have removed the standing water, then vacuums, powerful air-moving machines, and dehumidifiers will eliminate the balance of water and moisture. With fast action and the right equipment, you can often lessen the need to replace hardwood floor, carpet, and walls. You can also minimize stains and bad odors that result from mold and mildew.

Acting immediately upon the onslaught of water intrusion is the most important step to take. Calling a team of professional water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO should be done right after reaching out to your insurance company. Here at SERVPRO, we're trained in offering a fast response that helps ensure that your home in Daytona Beach, FL is restored with lightning speed. "Like it never even happened." We're also pleased to provide all of our customers with 24/7 emergency services.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is locally owned and operated. When you have a water or flooding emergency, we’re nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Volusia county community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We proudly serve Ponce Inlet, FL, Port Orange, FL, and surrounding areas.

Call us at: (386) 788-0358