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Why Speed And Professional Help Is Crucial For Daytona Fire Damage

3/27/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke filling the sky from a fire. SERVPRO Is the Solution Provider for Fire and Smoke Damage and Odor Cleanup in Daytona

SERVPRO Explains the Need for Professional Grade Odor Removal After a House Fire

Residents of Daytona count themselves fortunate if they never need to react to a fire in their home. Because this type of disaster is not a common occurrence homeowners may not know how important it is to respond promptly even to what seems like minor fire damage. We stand by you ready to help day or night.
 
Many fire damage scenarios in Daytona begin in the kitchen. A pot boils dry or oil spills and ignites. If the cook is nearby and the home is equipped with a charged fire extinguisher, the crisis seems averted. With an application of a little elbow grease all traces of the fire are gone, or so it seems. Days or weeks later the homeowner may notice what we know is progressive smoke and soot damage. Odors linger. Fabrics and paint yellow. Metals tarnish, and glass etches.
 
Unfortunately for a committed do-it-yourselfer, fire damage restoration can become very tricky. If you use forced air heat or cooling and a vent was open during the fire, smoke and soot migrate far from the kitchen into bedrooms, living and dining areas, and other spaces in your home. The residue from fire damage is acidic and begins to attack items and surfaces within minutes. When it is not cleaned away properly, soot continues to destroy materials. SERVPRO technicians possess the knowledge and skills to stop the damage fire residues, and the sooner we are on the scene working to halt the harm the better.
 
SERVPRO fire damage remediation work crews evaluate every space in your home for evidence of soot and smoke infiltration. Healthy IAQ indoor air quality is crucial. We match the type of residue to tools and products that clear the residues permanently. Loose coatings vacuum or dry sponge away. Protein-based soot may need solvents as they form a lacquer-like coating. Slow burns create dark, sticky deposits that can require agitation or abrasive cleaners or equipment. Intricate objects like chandeliers might need immersion cleaning or even an ultrasonic treatment.
 
Fire damage is the precursor to tenacious smoky odors. Because they were launched into the air during combustion, the odiferous particles are tiny and often extremely unpleasant. Smells from charred wood and melted plastic stick around even after the damaged structures and objects are discarded. No effective household solution exists that rids your indoor atmosphere of the particles. Sprays and solid deodorizers are ineffective. SERVPRO employs cutting-edge technologies like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to seek out and neutralize the molecules causing the odor. Whether in the air or buried deeply into furnishings when they are found and disarmed by innovative odor removal devices the smell is gone forever.
 
Give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, a call at (386) 788-0358 after any fire event in your home. Our experienced fire damage technicians bring years of fire damage remediation success and new but proven solutions to your home, making it, "Like it never even happened".

Dependable, Reliable, Mold Remediation Services Available in Daytona Beach

3/24/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Drywall Mold growth can spread quickly when the right conditions exist. If you see or smell mold, contact SERVPRO for remediation services

Our Technicians Determine the Cause of the Mold Infestation Before Remediation

Depending on the kind of material mold takes hold of, various types exist. In other words, the mold that develops on the concrete or masonry surfaces on your Daytona Beach property is an entirely different species than the mold that forms on your walls, plastic, or metallic surfaces. 

However, regardless of the amount or type that creates mold damage in your Daytona Beach area home, treatment remains the same. A qualified mold remediation specialist never looks at the species of mold in your home. They should instead, be looking for ways to make your home safe for you to live in again. 

Mold only needs three factors present to grow, water, food, and air. When even one is missing, mold can sit dormant for weeks, waiting for the right conditions exist. With that said, a qualified mold remediation company, like SERVPRO, is likely to look for the source of water intrusion causing the problem, before attempting to mitigate any damage that might exist. 

After locating the source causing the problem, SERVPRO technicians perform any necessary repairs and then move on to contain the spread. We use plastic sheeting to contain the infected area and position negative airflow machines to help capture airborne spores. Any saturated materials removed during your remediation process are placed in sealed bags while transporting and disposing of these materials is based on local, state, and federal guidelines.  

SERVPRO technicians clean and disinfect the entire area before installing new, making sure to maintain a clean, safe environment for anyone entering or exiting the area. We use personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, boots, and full-body suits if necessary. It depends on the amount of exposure present and how large the affected area is. 

As we move into the final stages of your remediation, everything is cleaned and sanitized again to ensure cleanliness before finishing touches are made to return your home to normal. We check the air for spores several times throughout the process and even give you various tips on how to prevent future problems. 

Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, for professional mold remediation services you can trust. Call today. (386) 788-0358.

What Secondary Issues Can Result From Water Damage to Your Daytona Home?

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded streets in a neighborhood. Storms happen in Florida. Call SERVPRO for all of your water damage restoration needs

Daytona Beach's Flood Damage Technicians Talk About Testing Instruments

Severe weather can strike your Daytona Beach neighborhood and create conditions that ruin your building materials and structural components. High-speed winds can blow landscaping rocks or break tree branches off and throw them into your exterior walls or windows and cause excessive flood damage to take place inside your dwelling. Holes created in one of your walls or windows can allow moisture to enter your home and ruin your contents or building materials. When structural components get wet, they can lose their structural integrity and weaken. If organic substances inside your home stay wet for more than 48 hours, then your flood damage situation can turn into a scenario where mold is present.  

It is wise to call in a professional company like SERVPRO to prevent secondary problems like mold growth or issues caused by excessive humidity. We have experience in dealing with a wide variety of flood damage problems in Daytona Beach. Our highly trained team is good at diagnosing even the problems that may not be noticeable to the plain eye at first. As soon as we show up at your residence, we begin the inspection phase. We first inspect the affected areas of your house and make sure that there are not any potential safety hazards. After we deem the working area safe, we begin inspecting your contents and building materials for water-related issues to see what items got affected and how bad the issues got.  

To test where moisture went, our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and specialized meters. We always use the most advanced technology during the restoration process starting with the testing phase. When testing for the presence of moisture in carpet, we use a sensor that beeps and lights up when it's probe sense water. When we test moisture in wood or drywall, we use a meter that works by hammering metal probes into the material, which gives a percentage or parts per million reading that we use to determine what drying equipment to set up.  

If you ever need fast 24/7 service after a storm, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, at (386) 788-0358 immediately.

What If Storm Water Enters Your Home Or Business?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded building drying out from a recent storm During a recent hurricane, over 12 inches of storm water entered this building, requiring the removal of all flooring and contents.

One type of job that SERVPRO South Daytona Beach / Port Orange deals with on a regular basis has been storm surge or flooding from rising water. The effects from storm surge or flooding can lead to severe mitigation work that needs to be completed. Storm surge or flood water that enters your home or business is categorized as Category 3, in total there is 3 types of water losses in the restoration industry.

  • Category 1 - Water originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose a substantial risk from dermal, ingestion or inhalation exposure. Examples of category 1 water sources can include, but are not limited to: Broken supply lines, tub or sink overflows with no contaminates, appliance malfunctions, melting ice, broken toilet tanks.
  • Category 2 - Water contains significant contaminates and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of unsafe microorganisms or nutrients. Examples of category 2 water are but not limited to: Broken aquariums, waterbeds, water from the toilet bowl, discharge from dishwashers, washing machines.
  • Category 3 - Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxins or other harmful agents. Examples of Category 3 water sources can include but not limited to: Sewage, all forms of flooding from seawater, ground surface water, rising water from rivers or streams; such water sources may contain silt, organic matter, pesticides and heavy metals.

If storm surge or flooding affects your home or business do not attempt to remove or clean up the water yourself, this can lead to exposing yourself to potentially harmful contaminants. Contacting a professional like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, for these services is the safest course of action. 

Flooded Motorcycle Shop

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded motorcycle shop from a few years back, in Daytona Beach. It's never fun when you walk into your business and see water on the ground.

As everyone should know, Motorcycles and Daytona Beach go hand in hand. Unfortunately, for this business owner, a slab leak caused his showroom floor to be covered with 3" of water. The owner immediately called SERVPRO Daytona Beach and we were there within 20 minutes to start extracting water. In less than 2 hours, all of the standing water was extracted and fans and dehumidifiers were setup to finish drying the building. 3 days later the showroom was completely dry and no motorcycles were harmed in the process! SERVPRO of Daytona Beach/Port Orange, works hard for your business to ensure that you can keep your doors open and keep your schedule as normal as possible. If you need us we'll be there 24hrs a day. Call today to we can make it "Like it never even happened." 

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Water droplet Here 24/7 for you.

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
386-255-6243

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Staying Safe During Clean Up of a Hurricane at Your Daytona Home

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Blowing trees on a beach, as hurricane is approaching. South Daytona Area and SERVPRO's Help to MItigate the Storm Damages.

SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction and Cleanup Post Storm Damage

Residents in Daytona Beach are still cleaning up after previous hurricanes. Estimates regarding the length of time for complete recovery varies considerably, depending on the level of harm. Homes and their safety levels are much easier to attain than the economic recovery of the same area.

As homeowners in Daytona clean out debris and other types of hurricane damage affecting their properties, many find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hazards present in their own homes. These hazards come in many forms and can create different kinds of problems for the individuals who suffer them. Sharp objects can puncture the skin, and this can lead to severe infections.  

The Centers for Disease Control, list several items needed to safely perform cleanup activities after disastrous hurricanes sweep through an area. However, after the financial strain that many families experience immediately after a hurricane, purchasing all of the recommended items can become quite expensive, even if they are available for purchase. Additionally, the heat, occasionally sporadic electric power, and massive labor requirements quickly make cleaning up nearly impossible in many situations. Being inexperienced and without the proper tools easily backfires on many homeowners while performing cleanup tasks. We can help.

SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified to perform the work involved in cleaning up after a hurricane or other large-scale catastrophe. When such events occur, we may rely upon one of the Disaster Recovery Teams available to us. Adding their experience and equipment to our own, means we can quickly get your property back to its pre loss condition.

Saving residents in the Daytona Beach area time and energy while keeping them safe is essential to all of us at SERVPRO. We follow IICRC protocols and procedures when restoring our customers' homes. Not only does this make everything safe again for the homeowners and their families, but it also keeps our employees safe during the process. We proudly serve our neighbors.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, is a local service staffed by dedicated individuals. Our 24-hour services ensure that your home always receives the time and attention needed to restore your property quickly. For hurricane cleanup, or any other disaster, of any size, contacting us at (386) 788-0358 is the first step.

Daytona's Flood Damage Experts Give Structural Drying Information

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded neighborhood from a recent storm. Tropical Storms and hurricanes can flood homes in Daytona--Call SERVPRO for water extraction and drying.

Water Extraction and Moisture Removal Are Key Components of Flood Mitigation in Daytona

It does not happen very often, but it is a possibility that someday Daytona Beach, can experience flooding conditions. If a severe tropical storm or hurricane blows into town, flooding of the area often occurs.

Severe thunderstorms, tropical depressions, and hurricanes all potentially cause water damage to take place on your property. SERVPROs flood damage technicians in Daytona have much experience in structural drying and mitigating problems with moisture. Whether the problem with flooding is large or small, it is vital to remove any moisture inside your house as quickly as possible.
 
Whenever our SERVPRO restoration crew arrives at an emergency damage situation, we first secure the area and fix the problem at its source. We find where the water is entering the structure and take measures to keep the moisture out. Once rainwater stops entering the building, we can then begin extracting all of the moisture that entered your home as we can.
 
Flood insurance is a stress reducer as is the arrival of the SERVPRO Green Fleet. If the water coming in from the outside creates standing water that is more than two inches in depth, then we use submersible pumps to suck it up and export it into a sewer drain. After all of the deep, standing water inside your home is vacuumed up; we use specialized tools to extract water from building materials and contents. Our team has various extraction tools that get used on different materials such as carpet and upholstery. We have a wand for every situation.
 
Once our crew is satisfied that they have pulled out all of the water from your contents and materials that they can, we begin drying up the remaining moisture. When drying contents and materials, we use a combination of industrial fans or air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the evaporation process. The heavy duty industrial fans create an air flow that pushes evaporated water coming off of the surfaces of contents and building materials to the center of the room where the dehumidifier pulls the water out of the air and releases it in liquid form.
 
Depending on the specific situation, we arrange the equipment the best way possible to drop moisture levels to pre loss conditions. If you are ever in a tight spot and need help from the professionals after a storm, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, at (386) 788-0358 any time.

Don't Lose Money From Water Damage To Your Daytona Beach Hotel

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Hotel Room with 2 beds If you have air conditioners in your hotel that go on the fritz causing water damages, give SERVPRO a call.

Water Damage To Your Hotel

Daytona Beach has its critical peak seasons, as any other tourist destination in the country does. Whether it is bike week, racing or beach season, your area hotel has to be running at its optimal levels. The heat through these critical times of the year is unbearable at times, so guests rely heavily on the provided air conditioning units in the room that you offer them. When these units fail, they often unload all of the trapped water inside of the unit, which can cause a significant amount damage if not dealt with quickly.

While this might instantaneously make this particular room unrentable to guests, for the time being, that is not even the worst of the potential problems that could result from the incident. With adjoining rooms, or areas below the water damage to your Daytona Beach hotel room, you have a high possibility of the damage spreading and affecting even more guests.

To mitigate your loss of profits and to keep adjoining rooms from being damaged as well, you are going to need to act quickly. Our SERVPRO team is available any time of the day or night to help resolve your problem. With every night that you are unable to occupy a damaged room, you are losing money, and our team can appreciate the severity of the situation and work quickly to restore the area so that it can be reopened.

With air conditioning malfunctions like this, you have one single volume of water that unloads onto the floor of the room, and that is it. Restoring this damage involves our SERVPRO team using wet vacs to pull the water from the carpeting or flooring and using air movers to dry out the damage thoroughly. Assessment of the damage is the next step, ensuring that more restoration efforts are not needed to make the room ready for guests again.

Whether it is the peak season or not, it never advisable to sit on a problem like this for very long. If you have air conditioners in your hotel that go on the fritz causing water damages, give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call. We can be reached anytime at (386) 788-0358.

Become Familiar With the IICRC Certifications that Our Team Holds When it Comes to Flood Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Palm trees and driving rain during a storm. When your home suffers through a storm only to be left with flood damage, it is time to place a call to SERVPRO for water removal and remediation.

Experience is the Strongest Asset We Have to Help our Daytona Beach Residents

A flood preparedness kit is an essential item for our community members. These usually contain necessary medications, essential phone numbers, cell phones, batteries, and satellite radios. However, one of the issues homeowners find most difficult is returning to their property. Houses are sanctuaries of our memories and possessions accumulated over many years, and the sight of them floating in water can be emotionally difficult to handle. There is a service you can call to help restore your property to its pre loss condition.

Our team has an exceptional track record in restoring properties that suffer from flood damage in Daytona. One of the things that our customers value most about SERVPRO, is our experience. We can answer the tough questions like where to store valuables, how to restore power as well as the technical ones like how to return your home to a safe environment for you and your family.

Flood waters often come into contact with an animal carcass, raw sewage or other dangerous pathogens. For that reason, it is not uncommon for the relocation of your family during a restoration service to be necessary. SERVPRO technicians are compassionate and work quickly to ensure you can return as soon as possible to a safe and secure home. However, we are also thorough, and determined to make the damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO large loss teams are continually sent across the country to help restore the millions of dollars worth of damages after flooding. We bring this experience with us in every job we do. On arrival on site, your technician can immediately assess potential hazards that could prevent contractors from entering the property. We are also well-versed in temporary fixes like board-ups to help mitigate against further loss.

Our approach is to remove water as quickly as possible. For standing water above two inches, we use submersible gas powered pumps to removal gallons of water rapidly. Below two inches we can bring in truck-mounted extractors that allow access to difficult to reach areas. Whichever option we use, it is with your best interests in mind and ensures that we restore rather than replace damages caused by a flood.

Experience is the most important asset we have and what separates us from other providers, Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at: (386) 788-0358.