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I am Dealing with Flood Damage in the My Port Orange Home, Who Can Help?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Flood in a house with furniture floating We can help you restore your house to its preloss condition within a brief period.

SERVPRO Can Help you Restore your Port Orange Home After Flood Damage

Disasters such as hurricanes often cause flooding in affected cities. The aftermath of a flood in Port Orange can have a lasting effect on your home, and it is vital to get proper advice and support throughout the flood restoration process. It can be stressful to get back everything in order following a flood, so SERVPRO technicians aim to make the recovery process as stress-free and as quick as possible.

What are the effects of flooding in a home?

Flooding can have a devastating effect on homes. That’s why hiring professionals to restore your flood damaged Port Orange residence is crucial. The pooling floodwater, debris and silt, and other substances can cause long term effects such as:

    •    Mold – Mold growth can occur because of an underlying problem like trapped floodwater and water ingress.
    •    Fungal decay in wood – Fungi attacks timber, and it can lead to decay.
    •    Damp staining – Floodwater may transport minerals in solution as it moves through a house. The minerals can be deposited on the floor and wall finishes and remain after the water evaporates.
    •    Salt deposition – In some cases, crystals can be deposited on the surface of new plaster.
    •    Lamination shrinkage and swelling – Materials like timber strip flooring, laminate and timber wall paneling naturally absorb water and release it in response to fluctuating atmospheric conditions.

Which restoration services do you provide?

Floodwater is hazardous to human health. It is therefore advisable to let insured, licensed and bonded professionals complete the restoration process. The flood damage restoration services SERVPRO offers include:

    •    Moving valuables and furniture out of harm’s way to prevent additional damage.
    •    Extracting the floodwater using the most effective extractors. Extraction is an essential step in eliminating moisture from a building. The more excess water we remove, the less time we spend evaporating and dehumidifying the remaining moisture with drying equipment.
    •    Removing and discarding wet carpets and padding.
    •    Drying the building and contents on-site or off-site.
    •    Removing wet ceilings and drywall
    •    Eliminating moisture from the home using air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers increase air circulation to expedite the drying process. Dehumidifiers lower humidity levels and eliminate moisture from the air.
    •    Sanitization of the building and furnishings using EPA-approved antimicrobial products.
    •    Deodorization of the home to eliminate unpleasant smells.

We understand the importance of quick and efficient services. So, after we receive a call, we respond promptly to ensure you get professional assistance as soon as you need it.

If you are a victim of flood damage, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We can help you restore your house to its preloss condition within a brief period.

What kind of fire restoration services do I need for business premises?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

A commercial building with smoke coming out the windows. Let SERVPRO restore your South Daytona fire damage.

Commercial Fire Restoration services are available in South Daytona for businesses in need of a quick turnaround. 

How does fire restoration in larger premises differ from residential fire restoration?

Restoring a commercial property requires greater resources as well as equipment to ensure that temporary closures from fire damage in South Daytona are kept to a minimum. Larger premises like warehouses are challenging for restorers because of lower quality of insulation and a more considerable amount of space to work with. Restoring indoor air quality in a vast space requires industrial standard equipment.

Do I need to vacate the property entirely during fire restoration in South Daytona?

SERVPRO works closely with property managers during commercial restoration to ensure that we can find a working solution for your property and your business. In some situations, we may be able to work around the business while still producing an efficient service. Our crew chiefs can post signage and close off certain areas of the warehouse to prevent things like foot traffic or entrance to an affected area from occurring. Fumigation can often be done out of business hours to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. 

What flexibility is available for arranging and procuring restoration in a business property?

  • Round the clock operators are here to take your call in a business emergency
  • We guarantee to arrive at your property within four hours of notification of loss
  • Out-of-hours callout available for commercial businesses 

What type of equipment do I need to restore indoor air quality after a fire?

In large open spaces, it can take longer for air filtration devices to be effective simply because they need to pass more cubic feet of air. Technicians can daisy chain AFDs to provide the necessary power required to clean the air efficiently in a large warehouse space. Direct expansion units (DEU) are also available to SERVPRO crew chiefs should they need to heat, dehumidify or cool a large space after wet cleaning. 

Your business needs efficient commercial restoration to get back to normal, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in CITY, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange today at (386) 788-0358 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why is Floodwater Handled as a Biohazard in My Port Orange Home?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

interior flooding in home When your home needs flood damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO knows floodwater can bring a host of problems into your Port Orange home and has the training and equipment to restore your house and contents

This section of Florida has its fair share of wild weather, and unfortunately, flooding can be a part of that. When flash flooding occurs, the water that enters the home has an unknown amount of bacteria, dirt, sewage, and even fire ants can wind up in the home. All of this needs speedy and careful professional mitigation to try to minimize the loss within the property and contents.

My Home Received Flood Damage Two Days Ago Is That Mold On My Walls?
Unfortunately, mold often accompanies flood damage in Port Orange homes. The combination of the year-round warmer temperatures and the raised humidity make for ideal conditions for naturally occurring airborne mold spores to germinate. One that happens, they can spread across sheetrock and home contents rapidly. With their mold remediation certification #MRSR515 Florida License, SERVPRO techs can handle that issue right along with the flood loss restoration services.

Even though floodwater tends to recede rapidly within a home, the water that poses a problem is:
    •    Flood water that seeped into subflooring
    •    Saturated area rugs, carpet, and padding
    •    Got absorbed into hardwood flooring
    •    Wet home furnishings
    •    Ruined sheetrock from wicking water

Detailed Extraction Leads to Shorter Drying Times
The technicians carefully scope the property and also test the water to determine the disinfection level needed. With their biohazard certification #64-64-1785570, the techs have the training and specialized protective gear to handle any level of contaminated water in a home.

Once the water loss area gets determined, they begin the extraction process and remove as much of the remaining moisture as possible. In items such as carpet and padding, there is not a way to restore it to its preloss condition after contamination from floodwater. However, it has the potential to cause injury due to the extreme weight of the wet carpet. The techs extract the water, cut the carpet into strips and dispose of it using biohazard protocol.

Once the maximum amount of moisture gets removed from the structure, confirmed by "dry" passes with extraction wands that show no further pick up of water happening, the techs move on to the drying phase of mitigation.

Controlled Demolition is a Standard Part of the Restoration Services Process
Floodwater brings some of the most costly losses to local properties. A mere inch of the water can result in thousands of dollars in damages. Some of the most common actions SERVPRO technicians need to take to restore homes are:
    •    Collection of delaminated tiles for possible reuse
    •    Removal of floor coverings to dry the subfloor
    •    Flood cuts performed to remove ruined areas of sheetrock
    •    Items in the loss area inspected one on one for restoration potential

The technicians set up cleaning stations for items that are getting cleaned for reuse. The process is the same for each item; it gets looked over and sometimes tested to ascertain the nature of the construction materials. The outcome of that test determines the type of cleaning agent and method, such as immersion or abrasive cleaning types.

The Drying Phase Begins As Soon As Possible
This is the critical element of the restoration services process after floodwater enters the home. Once the loss areas of the home get opened, this makes the ability to force air inside wall cavities, under flooring. If mold growth gets discovered as part of the mitigation, the techs use the drying phase also to halt the spread of the mold and dry them. Once the drying phase completes, abatement techniques remove any remaining colonies and assist in getting the property ready for final repairs and reconstruction.

Walk-Through and Detailed Reporting Keeps Everyone on the Same Page
Insurance claims are a part of the flood loss cleanup process in many cases. SERVPRO techs are very careful to communicate with the property owner and adjuster to ensure any actions done are within the scope of coverage, and nothing gets done without approval. Communication is a vital part of the restoration services process. Afterward, the techs walk the property owner through to go over actions taken and present them with a report that compiles any loss items and a detailed description of their condition and reason for getting counted as a loss, including photographs.

When your home needs flood damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. The technicians are ready to assist local property owners 24/7 to get their homes and lives back to normal.

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How Can I Dry Wet Documents?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

water logged book SERVPRO can try to salvage your water damaged books in Port Orange

In Port Orange, You Can Reach Out to SERVPRO to Dry and Preserve Your Documents

Water can seep into your Port Orange home with no warning. All it takes is for a pipe to break and leak into your home office to create a problematic situation. As you consider how to save your furniture and flooring from the excess humidity, you should also look at any documents you need to preserve. A professional restoration service can help with all your needs.

If you live in Port Orange and face water damage in your home, you can rely on SERVPRO for assistance. Our team is accessible around the clock to tend to your emergency. Our technicians hold certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which attest to our expertise in handling water events in your home.

Should I use a blow dryer on my documents?

The use of hot air to preserve your valuable paperwork is not a bad idea, but you run the risk of damaging them when done incorrectly. Our SERVPRO team trains for specialty drying situations, which include the preservation of paper products. Although it could be a costly process based on the time and expertise required, some of your items are priceless and irreplaceable. We caution that pages that absorb water cannot typically be restored to preloss condition. But, we can try to limit further degradation so that they remain useful and available.

The process of sublimation is at the core of keeping your papers safe. This process makes the accumulated water go from solid to a gas without passing a liquid state again. In a real-life application, our technicians freeze your items and evaporate the water using one of the following techniques-

• Vacuum thermal drying
• Vacuum freezer drying
Freezer drying

Aside from sublimation processes, we may use dehumidifiers and air drying to assist in saving your documents. Whatever your needs are, our staff does its best to identify a suitable process to meet them. In extreme cases, a third-party curator can be hired to preserve further the documents damaged by the water absorption.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/ Port Orange is at your service when you need us. Call us at (386) 788-0358 and let us work with you to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

What Can Mold Remediation Do for My Port Orange Shop?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

mold growth on wall Do you know how to remediate commercial mold damage? SERVPRO does!

SERVPRO can Remove Mold From Port Orange Businesses

Our SERVPRO professionals have efficient methods for mold colony removal and restoration of your Port Orange business. 

Mold can be an alarming discovery in your Port Orange shop, but not an entirely surprising result of higher humidity conditions. Many structures in the area battle mold growth throughout the year, and it is vital to address these circumstances as they happen with experienced remediation professionals like our SERVPRO team. 

Addressing mold damage in Port Orange shops encompasses many processes, but among the most important of these being the protection of your wares and goods in the shop. One singular mold disaster can spread quickly through items on your main shop floor, which can be a devastating situation for your potential profits. Through containment measures and effective remediation strategies, we can limit the migration of mold spores and dry out the damaged areas to inhibit the further growth and development of mold colonies. 

What Mold Remediation Strategies Does SERVPRO Use?  

  • Antimicrobial surface cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning (soda blasting and sanding)
  • Controlled demolition 

Mold growth can be a devastating situation for your business and your customers. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can help with efficient strategies and potent antimicrobial products. Contact us today at (386) 788-0358. 

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Looking for a Compliant Preventative Cleaning and Disinfecting Service for Your Daytona Area Business?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Effectively Disinfect Your Daytona Beach Regional Structure

Business owners are realizing that professional cleaning companies are an ideal alternative to inhouse and DYI cleaning. Professionals do the work better, smarter, safer and they allow your staff to do what they do best ...their jobs.

SERVPRO of South Daytona’s Technicians have earned IICRC Certifications

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the leading training institution for the mitigation, restoration and remediation industry. The training they provide concerning environmental remediation is outstanding and it prepares our cleaning crews for virus cleanup work that is in such high demand. This also makes us uniquely qualified to serve any business looking for top quality preventative cleaning and disinfecting services. What exactly does professional preventative cleaning do that goes beyond DIY cleaning?

  • SERVPRO of Daytona technicians are trained and licensed to use a broad array of hospital-grade EPA-registered antimicrobials and disinfectants that have been approved for use in environmental cleaning.
  • SERVPRO technicians use commercial grade equipment that does a better job of applying disinfectants and cleaning agents in Daytona Beach area commercial properties.
  • We offer project hours to meet our customers’ schedules and have customized cleaning regimes for each type of building and business we serve.

Let the experts take care of cleaning and disinfecting your South Daytona area business or commercial property. Your employees and customers will thank you. For a conversation about your needs or questions, please call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at 386-788-0358 and let us meet your professional cleaning needs.

Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Fire Loss Damage in Port Orange

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

Can One Company Handle All Fire Loss Damage in My Port Orange Home?

Our SERVPRO professionals offer comprehensive restoration and recovery for fire-damaged Port Orange residences.

Fire losses in Port Orange can offer a wide variety of restoration, recovery, and reconstruction needs for homes. Having a team of qualified professionals that can help to address nearly all of these needs for your damaged home can save you time and money on the recovery efforts after a housefire. Our SERVPRO professionals can offer many effective restoration solutions, including debris removal, cleaning, soot removal, deodorization, and reconstruction as necessary.

How Bad Is the Damage in Your House?

    •    Scoping the Job
    •    Pre-loss Condition
    •    Working with Your Insurance

Before we can get into the restoration needs for fire damage to Port Orange homes, we must first determine how severe the situation has become. We have experienced estimators and project managers that can look over the affected areas of your home and begin to determine which processes and personnel are necessary to return your residence to preloss condition.

But what is the preloss condition, exactly? This term is often used regularly in restoration vocabulary and rarely gets taken as literally as it should be. During the scoping of work to be done in your home with our project manager and other professionals, we can work with the customer to determine pre-existing conditions and damages that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Both of these discoveries and factors determine the later time and money involved in the restoration and recovery of the residence.

As a preferred restoration vendor for the state and our region, we have built up strong relationships with area insurance providers to be a call that they make when restoration is necessary. With this relationship, we can often reduce the amount of time necessary in processing damage claims and getting approvals because we can provide the necessary documentation and evidence of these disasters faster by working directly with insurance adjusters.

What Happens to My Belongings After a Fire?

    •    Individual Item Assessment and Cataloging
    •    On-site Cleaning and Recovery
    •    Pack Out and Warehouse Restoration

It can be said that your belongings and possessions are what make your house a home. Protecting these items in your Port Orange residence begins as soon as you recognize a disaster taking place. While you can often do little in the event of a fire to relocate at-risk belongings, reaching out to restoration professionals quickly can have our SERVPRO team assessing their condition on an item-by-item basis when we arrive at your house. We catalog total losses and can determine the best actions for restoring recoverable belongings.

There are many of the items in your house that can get cleaned and restored on-site. Through the application of several cleaning strategies involving potent cleansing agents, we can remove surface residues and soiling to prevent a need for relocating these belongings during the mitigation and restoration phases to come.

Several of your belongings can benefit from our pack-out process, which removes at-risk contents and moves them to our nearby SERVPRO facility. In our warehouse, our management professionals can implement multiple cleaning strategies to improve the appearance and feel of affected items. Immersion cleaning tanks, deodorization chambers, and other approaches can restore your treasured possessions to their original appearance.

How Can Cleaning Help the House After a Fire?

    •    Residue Removal
    •    Cleaning Soiled Surfaces
    •    Pre and Post-Construction Cleanup

Cleaning up the house after a fire loss is often one of the most critical stages for recovering Port Orange properties. Among the chief priorities in this stage is addressing soot deposits throughout the house and its contents, and this involves several products and practices. Removing soot concentrations can help to reduce airborne hazards for occupants of the house and restoration professionals, so we can utilize soda blasting and media blasting techniques to remove surface sediment without damaging the material underneath it.

We also can address multiple surfaces that might have oily soiling, especially after situations like kitchen fires. With water-based chemical agents, we can utilize emulsion to trap oils on the surface and rinse them away with pressurized water. Cleaning surfaces can often reduce the need for controlled demolition and reconstruction.

When construction is necessary, however, our SERVPRO team can help with cleaning before and after this needed step. Pre-construction cleaning can prepare an area for reconstruction so that there is little to no delay in the installation of new materials. We can also wipe down surfaces and flooring after construction to remove dust and debris.

Should I Stay Away from My Fire Damaged House?
There are many reasons that you might not be suited to handle the damages to your residence after a fire loss. Many homeowners can become overwhelmed at the sight of their property in disarray, and it can be challenging to appreciate the volume of work necessary to return it to preloss condition. During initial firefighting efforts, especially, it is often best to stay clear of the work happening to protect your residence.

Similarly, there is little that homeowners can do to help with professional restoration and often can become additional stress for our team members or technicians on-site working to restore the house. Many hazards could exist in a fire-damaged property, and that is why our SERVPRO team utilizes a full array of personal protective equipment, including respirators, coveralls, gloves, and more.

To avoid risk and potential harm to yourself or others in your family, it is best to actively avoid the work areas until you get the green light from our technicians on-site. When you are remaining in the house while restoration continues, we can establish practical containment barriers to prevent wandering into potentially dangerous areas or allowing for cross-contamination with unaffected parts of the house.

Fire losses can be a considerable challenge for homeowners to deal with, but our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can help. From initial scoping through cleaning and reconstruction, we have experienced personnel to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Some Tips About Water Damage Remediation in Port Orange You Can't Afford To Miss

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged room Contact our certified SERVPRO team when water damage affects your home. Our technicians have the expertise to quickly dry out your home.

Heaters and Fans are Not Enough When Dealing with Water Damage

Taking care of your home does not completely shield you from unfortunate events. A tree branch that falls on your roof and breaks some tiles, a short in your electric panel, and even a faulty appliance can all leave you in need of professional services. Water damage is no exception, whether it comes from a leaky dishwasher hose or a broken toilet, and understanding that time is of the essence can be your first line of protection. Do not underestimate the power of water within your home. It can lead you to trouble you didn't even know possible.

To make a fair assessment of the water damage in your Port Orange home, you have SERVPRO at your service. Our technicians train in the classroom and on the field to recognize each unique situation and formulate restoration plans specific to each client. Call our 24/7 hotline as soon as the incident occurs, and involve us in protecting your home from the beginning. Only a professional team like ours can evaluate the consequences of the water damage from multiple perspectives and anticipate any subsequent complications that may arise. 

As simple as it sounds, removing excess humidity from your home is at the core of the restoration process. However, plugging in air circulators and space heaters is not sufficient, and may even be detrimental to your home. Excess heat may very well evaporate unwanted moisture, but it can also strip your floors from the humidity they need to stay in place. Our SERVPRO team knows how to set up and monitor heaters, fans, and dehumidifiers in a way that achieves the desired moisture levels without compromising any elements in your home. By separating your home by areas and their specific needs, we can achieve a full restoration while being mindful of the elements present in each area and their specific composition.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is your guide as you address a water damage incident in your home. When you call us at (386) 788-0358, you encounter a team of experts ready to work for you. Together, we work very hard to make sure your home looks and feels, "Like it never even happened." 

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How SERVPRO Reduces Soot and Smoke Damage in Port Orange

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage on walls and ceiling Did your home experience fire damage? Call SERVPRO for complete restoration.

Strategies to Reduce Soot Migration in Port Orange Homes 

Fire loss effects can be a challenging obstacle for Port Orange homeowners to have to live with, let alone the difficulty that even our experienced restoration professionals have in recovering the loss. When combustion of fuels like wood and coal occur, soot can get produced. This hazardous presence in your property requires containment, cleaning, and full removal. 

Understanding how soot and other fire damage in Port Orange homes get addressed can help you to be ready for all of the processes necessary to return your property to preloss condition. The skilled technicians of our SERVPRO team, combined with their years of experience and cutting-edge equipment, can help to both contain and control soot migration in the house. The strategies we use to reduce the severity of soot effects are: 

Fire Debris Removal  

One of the first steps that our technicians can take when we arrive at your fire-damaged home is to assess your need for debris removal. Structural damages can leave behind heaps of rubble and sediment, all of which can serve as catalysts for soot and smoke concentrations. To reduce soot particles and foul odors, it might begin with debris removal. 

Abrasive Cleaning Techniques 

Media and soda blasting are two techniques that utilize highly pressurized air or water to remove layers of soot residues and other oily soils. These cleaning techniques can also help to reduce odors in the immediate areas as well, helping abrasive cleaning to be mutually beneficial in different areas. 

Controlled Demolition  

While it is always most desirable to remove soot and other residues from materials and contents without incident, this is not always possible. Instead, our SERVPRO team often must make challenging choices to remove damaged walls, ceilings, and floors to reduce soot presence in the house and to start the path of rebuilding. 

While we also have capable equipment that we can put in place like our air scrubbers to catch soot particles in the environment, these strategies are effective in slowing the severity and spread of soot threats after a fire. Give our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team a call today at (386) 788-0358. 

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