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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.

Cleaning and Eliminating Fire Damage To Daytona Beach Homes

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke rising up toward the smoke detector Smoke Cleanup from Ceilings in Daytona Beach Requires Professional Help--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Advises that an Assessment of Damage After a Fire Is Crucial to a Professional Cleanup and Restoration

Brush fire season for Daytona Beach, and the rest of Florida started in December. Now, we are at the peak time for what can be the source of a very bad day for homeowners.

Much of the fire damage to Daytona Beach homes comes from those materials consumed by the flames either completely or partially. Further damage is the result of the smoke generated by the heat of the burning structural and personal property. Still, more damage results from first responders trying to put out the fire. SERVPRO response teams are trained and have extensive experience in dealing with all of it.

Most of the fire damage comes from smoke, however. Specifically, the smoke residues left on surfaces after extinguishing the fire. We inspect every home to determine the level of residue damage, so we know which methods, tools, and cleaning agents to use in each home.

Minor Damage - Smoke residues do not affect the entire home at this level, just a couple of rooms and any connecting hallways. We consider this amount of damage to be light-to-moderate. Our primary method of cleaning is Dry, which means that we can remove most residues from ceilings, floors, and personal property with dry sponges or cloths.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified techs prefer the Dry method whenever possible, to prevent applying more liquid to surfaces that may already have some moisture-related damage. If we need to use Wet methods, we apply cleaning agents sparingly with cloths and sponges, wiping down surfaces carefully. We can eliminate most minor smoke odors with these basic cleaning methods, and while a minor amount of repainting may be necessary, little property other than papers and books needs replacing.

Medium Damage - Here, the residue levels begin at moderate and cover a larger number of rooms, but not the whole house. Most surfaces require Wet cleaning, and a significant amount of property may require disposal and replacement. Odors are stronger at this level, but SERVPRO technicians can remove them with specialized deodorization chemicals. More structural property needs repainting, and wooden surfaces such as cabinets and floors may need to be stripped and refinished.

Major Damage - The heat is so intense at this level, any residues left are on damage framing and other structural property that has to be removed and replaced, so attempting to clean them is a waste of time and effort. Smoke odors here are so strong that we need to use ozone generators to help eliminate them from home. Also, hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging mitigate and reduce to near zero any odorous remnants within the structure. We can restore personal property not damaged by heat or flames, but it may be necessary to clean it at our offices and not at home.

Cleaning and restoring your home after any disaster is not a fast procedure, but it needs to begin as quickly as possible. If you have any smoke or another type of fire damage, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today. We are here for you.

Drying Basements and Crawl spaces Affected by Flood Damage in Daytona Beach After a Storm

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Drawing of a flooded basement with standing water. Storm Related Water Damage in Daytona Beach Basements and Crawl Spaces Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Reduces Flooding with Fast Service and Superior Products

When a storm comes knocking, the resultant flood water can seep into the foundation of your home and compromise its structural integrity. Staying in such a home in Daytona Beach is dangerous as it presents numerous safety hazards. Additionally, wet and damp furniture, walls, furnishings, and carpets offer the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. To return the house to pre loss conditions, every inch of the house must be checked thoroughly for dampness and then dried where necessary.

If you find yourself in a flood damage situation in Daytona Beach after a storm, SERVPRO can help restore your possessions. Our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to deal with all types of water damage, whether big or small. We are there to relieve you of the stress of cleaning and returning your items to their original state, "Like it never even happened." Acting fast to extract the water and dry the structure is necessary to minimize the damage and reduce repair or replacement costs.
 
First things first: 

Water damage in the basement or crawlspace comes with numerous environmental hazards, including structural, electrical, and various other hazardous materials. Since water conducts electricity, the first action is to check the power distribution box and then switch off all circuit breakers leading to the sub-level. SERVPRO technicians always use GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) when working with electrical equipment in wet environments.
 
Long term exposure to flood water can weaken basement materials such as drywall, flooring, and piers and cinder blocks. Before we begin the mitigation and restoration process, we must investigate for water damage in these areas. This part involves checking for trapped water from above. Drywall becomes soft when wet and may cause ceilings to fall. Freeing the trapped water may require drilling "weep holes" in the ceiling cavities.
 
Once we have removed the floodwater, we use advanced drying equipment to dry the wet materials. We place dehumidifiers and air movers around the water-damaged area, as well as efficient air scrubbers, to get rid of odors and airborne contaminants. Many cases of foundation flooding also come with mold growth. Before we leave, we check for signs of mold and offer remediation services if there is a problem. The drying process can take a few days. Ask us about our encapsulation service for crawlspaces.
 
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, a trusted restoration company, offers 24/7 flood damage services. We are part of your community and are dedicated to responding quickly to any size disaster. Call us anytime at: 386-788-0358.