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We Are Available 24/7 For All Your Daytona Beach Water Damage Services

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

One of our vans outside a home after a call of water damage We used our extraction equipment to remove the water and our dehumidifiers and air movers to thoroughly dry the property.

Quickly Addressing Ceiling Water Damage in a Daytona Beach Residence

Water damage in any home is frustrating for homeowners to deal with, and even more so when these leaks spring in ceilings above rooms without water fixtures. If your bedroom develops a ceiling leak, not only can it be difficult to dry on your own, but it can also be risky. Without the proper tools and techniques, a small leak can lead to the development of mold, mildew, microbes, and even structural issues.

If your Daytona Beach home has water damage, it is prudent to act fast. Certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to restore your home to its preloss condition so that you can rest easy without worrying about structural damage or microbes growing in your bedroom. SERVPRO is also proud to provide contracting services in the event of mold (Florida License MRSR515) and biohazard cleanup (64-64-1785570). This EPA-certified team also has extensive accreditation from a variety of organizations, including the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Indoor Air Quality Association, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification; the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, and the American Council for Accredited Certification.

Common Causes of Ceiling Leaks

Pipe leaks: Even a small crack can let gallons of water into your home each day until it is remedied.
Roof water damage: Loose or cracked asphalt shingles and stormy weather are enough to invite unwanted water into your home.
Clogged gutters: Blockages can change the direction of water drainage so that it flows into your home instead of away from it.
Waterproofing: Not using waterproof sealants for bathroom fixtures can damage ceilings below.
Appliance leaks: Any fixture that uses water, like a refrigerator or washing machine, can leak through floors and subfloors and onto ceilings underneath.

SERVPRO Can Save the Day

When SERVPRO comes to your home, technicians can drill holes into the ceiling to allow water to drain and create ventilation for the drying process. In cases where insulation is particularly saturated, fiberglass insulation is generally salvageable with careful drying. Specialized insulation vacuums can be used to collect materials for restoration easily. Baseboards are removed before drying to encourage ventilation and re-installed after drying goals have been met. If there are odors in your home from the leak, professionals can remove the sources. From there, EPA-registered disinfectants and industrial dehumidifiers can eradicate odor-causing particles.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Whether you need disaster mitigation late at night, on weekends, or during holidays, you can get emergency cleanup service in mere hours by calling (386) 788-0358.

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We Discuss Do It Yourself Restoration Tips In Daytona Beach

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Burned furniture and charred walls in black soot We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can help you return your house to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Technicians From Daytona Beach Give Do It Yourself Restoration Tips

If something ever burns inside your Daytona Beach house, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. However, there are many things that you the homeowner can do yourself to help mitigate your fire damage. Problems can get worse over time, so the quicker you can get to mitigating issues on your own, the better off you will be. By using certain techniques, you can reduce the issues overall.

First off, it is wise to make sure that the fire is completely extinguished. The fire damage inside your Daytona Beach home can get worse if burnt items are still hot or smoldering. If you have to, use a fire extinguisher or water to suffocate smoldering items. Next, make sure smoke is not thick inside your house by opening doors and windows to ventilate. If you have a fan set it up so that it helps push any smoke outside the house.

The next step our SERVPRO experts recommend is to make sure your house is safe. Fires can create fall hazard or possibly electrical shorts. Make sure your gas and your electricity are shut off. If you notice anything that looks dangerous like drywall hanging down remove it. Try to clean a walkway through your home of any rubble that may have fallen.

If the blaze caused a water leak, it is smart to shut the water running to your house off. Moisture can add to the problems created by the fire if you do not cut it off from its source.

Next, look around for any burnt contents that may be sitting on your carpet or other building materials. Remove any burnt contents and seal them in a trash bag so that they cannot contaminate unaffected areas with soot. Once any loose burnt objects get removed, you can then start throwing away rubble or torched building materials like cabinet doors by sealing them in a trash bag.

Then, you should inspect your entire house and figure out where the smoke went. Any place that you find soot residue, you can try to clean it off using soap and water. Vacuuming and dusting off soot on some surfaces can also be effective.

However, in the case that things seem to be too much for you to handle on your own, you can always call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can help you return your house to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

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Call Us After Your Commercial Property In South Daytona Is Damaged By A Hurricane

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Black mold on the wall of a home Warm temperatures combined with the excessive moisture indoors create the perfect environment for mold spores to grow.

Picking Up And Rebuilding After South Daytona Commercial Hurricane Damage

More hurricanes hit Florida than any other state. The sheer loss of property due to commercial hurricane damage these storms leave behind is tragic, and the aftermath often takes weeks to begin to see signs of normalcy in day-to-day activities.

As locals, SERVPRO has experience working in the aftereffects of hurricane damage for both residential and commercial hurricane damage in South Daytona. Although each job site possesses unique challenges, there are several common denominators caused by hurricanes such as Irma and Michael, which rivaled 1992s Hurricane Andrew in intensity.

Lack of Electricity
SERVPRO technicians bring their own generators to job sites to clean up storm damage, as it can be days or weeks until the restoration of electrical service to the affected area. Bringing their own power-supplies allows the cleanup of your property to begin as fast as possible.

Flood Damage
This is a widespread issue during storm damage cleanup. After most flooding, the water tends to recede quickly. Following a storm surge from a hurricane, there is nowhere for the water to go and it requires removal and disposal through other measures to get the water out of the property. Plus the water has a host of contaminants and often sewage. The technicians have the training and Biohazard certification in the safe handling of biohazardous-level waste to get it out of the commercial property effectively.

Handling Mold
The warm temperatures of Florida, combined with the excessive moisture indoors after hurricane damage creates the perfect environment for mold spores to germinate. Once that happens, they spread quickly. SERVPRO technicians hold certifications for mold remediation #MRSR515 and know how to halt the growth of mold colonies and prevent their return after the completion of mitigation efforts.

Demolition, Drying, and Disinfection
Because sheetrock wicks water quickly and proceeds to buckle and warp, it requires removal through clean, controlled demolition. Flooring sometimes requires it too so the subflooring can dry thoroughly. This action also allows technicians to direct great amounts of airflow into hard-to-reach areas during drying. Then they disinfect the property to bring it to sanitary standards for reconstruction.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to assist local property owners with commercial hurricane damage. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 as soon as possible, and our team of certified professionals will restore your property to its preloss condition. “Like it never even happened.”

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Hey South Daytona, SERVPRO Is Always Ready for Property Damage Restoration Services

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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What! Wind, Fire, Water, Mold, or Mother Nature Damaging Your South Daytona Home? SERVPRO Can Provide Solutions

We do not cut corners when it comes to providing the restoration services South Daytona residents and business owners have come to expect. We strive every day to exceed the expectations of our customers, and that begins with evolving and improving our practices to suit the quickening pace of the industry without ever compromising the quality that we have built our reputation upon. We are not satisfied with a completed job until you are, and that is a philosophy that has not only helped us to get awarded by our parental company over the years but also helped to develop loyal relationships with homeowners and property management firms throughout the area.

Water
 
In an area prone to devastating storm systems and humid conditions that can quickly develop mold and microbial threats, it is surprising that water damage in South Daytona is still the leading callout that our professionals have. With stiff competition throughout the area, our professionals are continually working to improve both our efficiency in your home and our knowledge of modern recovery strategies, equipment, and products that can help to return your property to preloss condition swiftly.
 
With decades of experience in this division of our team alone, we can handle multiple tasks simultaneously to aid when several homes experience various water loss incidents at the same time. With the majority of our field technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), we can ensure that no South Daytona Beach homeowner waits a moment longer than necessary for competent assistance.
 
With water loss incidents, every minute counts. We understand the immense time constraints, and that is why we invest in powerful extraction, drying, and cleaning tools and equipment. We also ensure that each of these projects, while handled in a timely fashion, get overseen by our Master Water Restorer to meet specific quality guidelines and keep our South Daytona Beach customers from paying excessive out of pocket expenses.

Fire
 
We understand that one of the first calls that you make after fire loss incidents occur in your South Daytona home is to your insurance provider. This adjuster or agent can help you to understand your coverage, and also begin the process of filing a damage claim. While you are getting these details squared away, however, you might also be wasting valuable time to mitigate losses and protect the contents of your house.
 
Along with calling your insurance provider, you can also reach out to our SERVPRO professionals, as we can work to document damage, begin debris removal, and start vital mitigation that reduces the spread and severity of lingering effects after fires get extinguished. With our established relationship with area insurance providers and major companies, we can work to expedite the claims process by providing needed information to approve the claim. Protecting your South Daytona Beach home begins with taking the initiative to get skilled IICRC-Certified restorers.
 
Much like many of our other common niches for restoration and recovery, our fire loss restoration gets supervised by our Master Fire & Smoke Restorer. This extensively trained professional can lend his expertise to every active job, ensuring their timely completion and lower costs. When fire damage affects South Daytona Beach homes, you can count on our professionals to arrive quickly to help.

Mold
 
Mold remediation is a vital service to our area, especially considering how many South Daytona properties are perpetually at risk. With higher humidity and moisture levels throughout our coastal community, homes, and businesses without adequate ventilation and humidity management devices can face the development of mold colonization and the potentially hazardous health effects that accompany it.
 
We understand the importance of honesty and integrity when you put your trust in our SERVPRO team to identify these risks and threats to your South Daytona residence. We utilize both sophisticated tools as well as environmental testing approaches to determine the likelihood of microbial growth when colonization is not easily distinguishable. If work is necessary, we can begin mitigation and remediation tactics immediately to reduce further spread or degradation.
 
One of the advantages of offering a comprehensive approach in restoration services is that we have a full-service division of general contractors that can help for severe mold damage in South Daytona Beach properties. Our licensed (MRSR515) team of professionals can help with material removal and controlled demolition when removing active colonization, but also plays a vital role in build back and reconstruction to make it “Like it never even happened.”
 
Storm
 
We are a team that understands how devastating tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather events can be. Along the east coast, we have seen our fair share of destructive weather systems, and this puts hundreds – sometimes thousands – of South Daytona homes and properties at risk. We have a team of dedicated IICRC-Certified technicians that can respond at the heels of a devastating crisis to offer real-time mitigation solutions to save you money and protect what matters most in your storm-damaged property.
 
It does not take much exterior damage for your South Daytona home to become vulnerable to disasters like flooding. With torrential rainfall and runoff, an opening in the roof or a broken window can allow substantial volumes of floodwater to penetrate the property. We have a team of contractors able to help during these situations with emergency board up and tarping services. The faster these solutions can get installed, the less severe flooding becomes inside the house.
 
We have a broad inventory of recovery tools and equipment, including high-efficiency extractors that can help to even the odds against standing water in South Daytona homes. Saturation and overexposure are also concerns, and we have many available air mover and dehumidification units to begin addressing these threats as they get discovered.
 
We are a name that has become trusted for a fast response and high-quality results. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can show you how We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call anytime that emergencies occur at (386) 788-0358.

SERVPRO is Prepared to Restore Your Port Orange Home

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Burned kitchen with window open Fire damage remediation can be an arduous task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Effective Damage Assessment After Port Orange Fires

Damage assessment is a vital, yet often overlooked, component of restoring fire-damaged Port Orange homes. Even though this phase only dictates the extent of the harm to your property, there are many reasons why choosing professional inspection and assessment can ultimately save you time and money on the restoration to come. Our SERVPRO estimators and management team can mobilize as quickly as our mitigation specialists to ensure there are no delays in the work that your property needs amid a crisis.

As destructive as fire damage in Port Orange homes can be, it is crucial for our professionals to get a thorough assessment completed immediately for multiple reasons. This inspection details critical elements of the restoration work we set to begin with our arrival and can dictate the needed tools, personnel, and products to recover the house. While many areas require this comprehensive assessment, we have trained professionals capable of cataloging the full scope of the damage and developing a customized plan of restoration to suit budgetary confinements and the needs of the property.

One of the vital elements of walking through the damaged property is earmarking the contents of your home for relocation or complete removal to our nearby facility. Content management is an essential phase of the mitigation work we offer. This approach protects your belongings from the devastating effects of soot and smoke residues, odors, and other lingering effects after a fire gets extinguished.

A skilled damage assessment can also detail the work that needs done and provide a base estimation of restoration costs. Considering that many homes have insurance plans that can cover unexpected fire loss, it is crucial to get your insurance provider the information they need as promptly as possible. This documentation and photographic evidence comprised during our damage inspection can help to expedite a claim process to get the work started in your house as fast as it can. 

Any homeowner wants to get fire recovery started and finished as soon as possible once a disaster strikes their property, and choosing the right restoration team can help with that. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (386) 788-0358.

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Water Damaged Garage In Daytona Beach

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage caused major damage to garage in Daytona Beach SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is at your service when water knocks at your door.

Water Seeps Into Your Garage In Daytona Beach

When hurricanes and tropical storms come our way, the whole nation focuses on Daytona Beach for a few days, but once the emergency passes, life goes back to normal. Even though we can mobilize significant resources to overcome the effects of strong winds, very little is done for water damage caused by downpours characteristic of summer. If your garage floods with storm waters, it is up to you to reach out to a professional crew to help you restore your home. Sweeping the water from your garage back into the street without further remediation can be a big mistake.

Water damage in Daytona Beach is our specialty at SERVPRO. Our crew trains in the latest technology and methods for removing the cumbersome consequences of a water event in your home. You need to call our experts at our 24/7 line and let us apply our expertise to your benefit. While you await our arrival, you can get the process started by doing some of the following:

    •    Isolate any items not touched by the water and keep them safe from further damage.

    •    Identify any porous materials saturated by water. Our SERVPRO team can help you assess which need to go and what items can be salvaged.

    •    Leave the garage doors open as much as you can to improve air circulation and encourage evaporation.

    •    Avoid going from the garage to your home in order to prevent unwanted bacteria from entering your house.

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we employ industry-grade equipment to extract water, including truck-mounted and submersible pumps.  With the help of our moisture sensors, we can detect water even when you cannot see it. Once we conclude the water extraction, we proceed to dry and disinfect your garage to prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria the stormwaters may have brought with them. Through our training and experience, we know the specific disinfecting agent you need for your home, so you can leave it up to us to protect your home.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is at your service when water knocks at your door.  Just call us at (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Fast Cleanup is Needed to Keep Your Flood Damaged Port Orange in Business

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Our Green Fleet is always ready to go to meet your needs.

Port Orange Resort Floods Can Damage Business Without Swift Action 

Resorts present a pleasant and accommodating location for tourists and travelers staying in Port Orange. Unfortunately, being a coastal community, businesses, and homes throughout the Greater Daytona area remain at risk for detrimental and fierce storm systems that can destroy properties and significantly compromise structures in their path. Almost equally devastating is the presence of flooding after these disasters, making it even more problematic to return to business as usual for your staff and your guests. Our professionals can help. 

Our SERVPRO team has seen the devastating effects of flood damage in Port Orange properties, and with running a resort in the region, you have multiple structures, venues, and aesthetic elements to the property that must get protected or restored when storm systems pass through with ferocity. We have all of the necessary equipment already stocked and prepared for storm relief, but also to offer our customers emergency reconstruction services and effective mitigation and recovery options in the form of extraction and drying. 

There is no time to lose when it comes to reducing the spread and severity of flood damage to your property. Regardless of how this flooding occurs, we have the experienced technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle jobs of any magnitude. The roster of Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) on our team is among the largest in our company, which ensures that we can reach your resort any time disaster strikes and limit the effect on your guests. Any disruption that your paying customers experience during their vacay may leave negative reviews at social media sites. We understand and work politely with your business in mind to offer a professional, polite service. 

Natural disasters can be frightening enough as it is for tourists and travelers unfamiliar with the torrential weather events that can occur. Because of that, our SERVPRO team looks to tailor a restoration and recovery plan specific to your location and its needs, which can help us to work around the affected areas specifically, often reducing the need for closing your business entirely. 

Running a resort comes with a never-ending punch list of repairs and renovations to continually improve the experience for your guests. Even when disasters strike, you can count on the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team. You can contact us 24/7 by calling (386) 788-0358.

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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 to restore your home. We have the advanced equipment ready to assist you and prevent further damage.

DIY Water Removal Strategies for Daytona Beach Homes 

Homeowners have always played an intricate role in the severity of damage to their Daytona Beach home when disasters like fire, water, and flooding occur. It is partly a fact of the fast response and reaction to the situation to secure the experienced restorative professionals like our SERVPRO team, as with water damages, minutes and hours can make a substantial difference in what materials and structural elements become too severely damaged to preserve. For those that seek to handle this recovery on their own, there are specific strategies and equipment that can make the process go more smoothly. 

Before you can successfully implement DIY water removal in Daytona Beach homes, there are some machines and information that you want to acquire. Our SERVPRO professionals encourage area residents to take an active stance in the quality of their properties and work towards what these structures need after a disaster, but that also comes with an understanding that the work happens safely, and the result addresses all damage present in the house. 

Many homeowners do not have an inventory of recovery tools to choose from, let alone a selection of water removal machines at their disposal. If you find you lack water removal equipment, these devices can get purchased or rented from area home improvement and hardware stores. Many homes have wet/dry vacs, especially property owners in the lower lying, flood-prone areas of Daytona. 

A tip to ensure that the area gets dried thoroughly after extraction takes place is to purchase or rent moisture detection tools such as hygrometers or thermal imagery cameras. It might be a challenge to track down, but these are non-invasive approaches to locate moisture pockets and ensure that the work has gotten accomplished sufficiently before you deem the job complete. 

Many considerations exist with water removal, and the most pressing of these is acquiring the right tools for the job. If you feel like extraction and drying of your water damaged home is too difficult, our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals can arrive quickly to help with the full measure of our recovery and mitigation equipment. Give us a call anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

Many considerations exist with water removal, and the most pressing of these is acquiring the right tools for the job. If you feel like extraction and drying of your damaged home is too difficult, our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals can arrive quickly to help with the full measure of our recovery and mitigation equipment. Give us a call anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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How Curling Irons can Singe Your Port Orange Home

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know these appliances can be fire hazards? Make sure they are turned off after each use.

Forgetting to Turn Off Small Appliances Leaves Smoky Odors in Your Port Orange Apartment 

Residents in Port Orange lead busy lives, and preparing for different activities means getting clothing and yourself ready. Curling irons to clothes irons and many other electrical items get hot enough to scorch hair and fabric. They can also start a fire, even with cords and other components posing no other risks.

Leaving appliances on when leaving your home increases risks of smoke and fire damage in Port Orange to the area, and possibly your entire house. SERVPRO's technicians can get things back in order again, and help get you past such disasters. We also help in every way possible so you can include documentation of the work needed with any claims you file with your insurance adjuster.

The particles in the smoke and soot begin breaking down as they cool off and continue to do so, sending odors into the air. The presence of such odors persists as long as soot remains inside the home. We can help eliminate the scent, as well as the visible signs of a fire.

When the building services crew from SERVPRO replaces the walls and ceiling of a charred bathroom or other space, it leaves the area with a reduced number of particles. Opening up walls and ceilings to replace them can also reveal hidden soot. We brush this out and vacuum it up with HEPA-filtered vacs. In some situations, we also seal the surfaces to prevent odors from leaking into the air.

Our goal is to keep odor-causing soot particles from getting into the air you breathe. Another problem that soot can cause for you is a constant dustiness on surfaces within your home. When smoke gets into your HVAC system, the settling of dust can significantly increase all through your dwelling. Cleaning the ventilation system to remove soot is another one of our building services that our customers depend.  Ventilation cleaning helps control odors, as well as the amount of visible dust.

Carpeting, even when not singed or otherwise harmed by a fire, often holds the majority of the soot. We thoroughly clean the carpets and then apply much more pleasing scents via injectable liquids directly into the carpet's padding.

We wipe down freshly cleaned finished wood with lemon oil-based polish, which helps keep new particles of soot from embedding themselves into the pores of the wood. Other surfaces that, even with cleaning, might still contain smoke residue, we seal with appropriate sealants that do not mar the appearance. Personal belongings with a layer of soot often fare well with specialized cleaning techniques, including washable items that we can place in an ultrasonic water bath.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to handle any amount of smoke or fire damage, including odors, in your home in the Daytona Beach area, Harbor Oaks, or Ponce Inlet. Call us at (386) 788-0358, so we can show you how our restoration work makes everything "Like it never even happened."

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Is Your Your Daytona Beach Home Ready For Hurricane Season?

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

When you need us, call (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us And Homeowners In Daytona Beach Need To Be Ready!

Life in Daytona Beach is peaceful and full of sunshine. Industry around the area makes life interesting enough, as do tourists visiting our beaches. However, each year, we are susceptible to overwhelming downpours and a rise in water levels. In turn, we worry that floodwater could knock on our door and leave us in need of professional help to restore our homes.

Hurricane season is upon us, and homeowners must be ready to act quickly should a storm occur in Daytona Beach. SERVPRO is ready and equipped to respond when disaster strikes. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and trained to handle precisely these scenarios. All you need to do is call.

Floodwater carries debris and organisms into your home, which is why our SERVPRO team quickly removes any surfaces saturated with water, such as carpets and some upholstery. Leaving any of these items behind poses a threat to your health and may encourage the proliferation of mold in your home. Our crew is well-versed in environmental guidelines, so you do not have to worry about the proper disposal of any of the items in your home.

Eliminating the water from your home is a priority. If the flood is significant, our SERVPRO technicians can use a truck-mounted pump guided to the proper sewage option to pump the water out of your home. For less volume, we may use submersible pumps and dehumidifiers to extract all water. Following the extraction, our team focuses on making sure your home is back to normal humidity levels as we disinfect it. Foggers and cleaning solutions are just two of the industry techniques we are ready to use to leave your home in pristine condition.

Hurricane season in Daytona Beach can be scary. Knowing that SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to help when disaster strikes should give you a sense of safety. When you need us, call (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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