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Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home Even a seemingly small kitchen fire can cause damage throughout the house. SERVPRO technicians can restore your house to its preloss condition.

Simple Incidents Can Lead to Extensive Fire Damage in Daytona Beach

The utilities that you rely on every day for comfort in your home can leave you grappling with unexpected fire damages. Since fire can ruin your Daytona Beach property in a wide range of ways, it does not take a big blaze to leave you with a considerable restoration bill. We offer professional restoration services that can help you manage the situation.  

Furnaces can cause fire damage in Daytona Beach when puff-backs occur. Such an outcome can happen if an oil burner ignites jarring loose soot due to a malfunction. If there is a crack in the heat exchanger or venting is not done correctly, puff backs are more likely to occur. Soot from the puff back introduces a mixture of dust from the ductwork and any remnants of unburned oil to the areas it affects. Most of these residues are easy to clean, however, when the furnace emits smoke for an extended period, it bonds to the walls requiring additional efforts when cleaning to avoid damaging wall paint.  

Stoves and grills can also cause fire damages easily by depositing protein filled smoke residue on walls and other surfaces. Just being inattentive for a few seconds is all it takes for whatever you are grilling to burst into flames, filling the entire area with odorous smoke and sticky residue on surfaces. The odor is the major issue in such an incident, so our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deal with it. After cleaning all residues left on walls and other surfaces, we can fog the affected areas because it helps to break down any malodor particles present in the area.  

Whenever these incidents occur, quick mitigation is essential primarily because the longer you wait before removing burnt residue, the harder it becomes to get rid of effects such as odor or staining. After inspection, our SERVPRO technicians start restoration immediately preventing those additional problems.  

The effects of damage caused by simple fire incidents should not take too long to fix. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO's Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home To Pre-Damage Condition

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Water Damage Plan To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home To Pre-Damage Condition When water spills over from regular areas such as bathrooms, it causes far-reaching damages.

Thorough Water Cleanup In Daytona Restores Property To Pre-Loss Condition

When water spills over from regular areas such as bathrooms, it causes far-reaching damages. In some cases, it only soaks the items it comes into contact with thus restoration only involves drying what is deemed salvageable. In other cases though, the water intrusion spreads debris and other soluble wastes. For instance, water backing up from a dishwasher contains food residue and detergent among other wastes. In such cases, proper cleanup is necessary for your Daytona Beach property to revert to its preloss state. We offer professional cleanup services that can ease your burden.

For the water cleanup in Daytona Beach to bear fruit, it is important to follow the right procedures. The exercise should also address all affected areas including the structure and the contents. The structural areas that require keen attention include walls and subfloors because water tends to push dirt or debris into hidden spaces such as wall cavities or any openings on the floor. Leaving such waste in place can lead to other problems like bad odor, or even pest infestations all over your property. Our SERVPRO team can help establish the level of cleaning needed.

In most cases, the carpets are heavily affected compared to other contents in cases of water loss, so they take most of the cleaning effort. It is also important to clean the entire carpet even if only a small section is affected. Our SERVPRO technicians can apply different cleaning approaches to deal with the soiling “Like it never even happened.”

Before cleaning carpets, we first evaluate whether the dirt is restricted to the fiber tips or goes down to the base. We also check whether the carpet fibers are heavily matted or sticky and stiff. From these evaluations, our SERVPRO technicians can use approaches like rotary jet extraction for heavy soiling or hot water extraction if the soiling is moderate or light. We also use appropriate shampoo or preconditioner. For other surfaces such as floors or walls, agitation with brushes or using pressure washers remove any debris easily. In some cases, we can also deodorize the affected environment especially if the water loss restoration does not start immediately.

Restoring a property to preloss conditions after a case of spillage should not be too difficult. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 to assist. We are available 24/7.

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Become Familiar With Your Remediation Options When Facing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Become Familiar With Your Remediation Options When Facing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Businesses affected by water damage lose productivity quickly. Contact SERVPRO right away to determine the cause and remediate your damage.

Commercial Water Removal for Daytona Businesses

Daytona area businesses deal with flooding from a variety of sources. Although storm flooding gets the majority of the attention, most water damage comes from smaller sources such as broken appliances, split lines or pipes, and blocked or malfunctioning drains.
 
For many businesses, commercial water removal in Daytona has to happen quickly. For a business that specializes in new or upgrading kitchens and bathrooms, SERVPRO knows there is an issue not just with standing water, but with high humidity that affects structural property and some inventory items.
 
Regardless of what the business may be, the first action taken has to be making it safe to walk and work in the facility. That means our technicians have to remove the water from off the floor and out of the carpets. For high levels of standing water, they use commercial grade pumps that can remove the water from businesses in a day or two, depending on the total area and the amount of water.
 
For water just covering the surface, they use extraction wands. Technicians can adjust these smaller devices to remove water quickly but not damage the surface of wood floors or damage carpet fibers. The wands we use also contain a heating element, so SERVPRO team members can begin drying the carpets as they draw out the water.
 
With the water gone, team members quickly move in dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and surrounding property and inventory. Depending on the item, many materials quickly absorb water. Lowering the humidity reduces the risk to inventory items like wallpaper and helps to dry out drywall panels. Each dehumidifier can remove up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours, depending on the humidity level of the surrounding air.
 
Technicians also dry material and inventory by setting up air movers and fans. They direct warm, dry air from the air movers to force moisture out of the property. The fans draw out the cooler, damp air and force it outside.
 
At SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange, we have two goals. We want to help each business preserve its inventory and reopen doors to customers as quickly as possible. If you need these services, call us today at (386) 788-0358 to get started.

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How To Get Rid Of Odor From Water Damage In Daytona Beach

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Get Rid Of Odor From Water Damage In Daytona Beach When you thought that you have gotten rid of all the excess water, water damage can still leave a disastrous odor in your house.

How To Getting Rid Of Odor From Water Damage

When you thought that you have gotten rid of all the excess water, water damage can still leave a disastrous odor in your house. The water content can remain hidden in walls, carpets, floors, air, and cracks. The moisture promotes the growth of odor-causing bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildew. These organisms can create an unpleasant smell that can fill the whole room. If the odor is left unmanaged, it can significantly reduce the value of your house.

Water damage in Daytona Beach can be a complicated case. People often use air freshener, perfume, or scented candles to get rid of the smell, but that only mask the odor. The worse part is inviting friends and family over for a small gathering. They might have to suffer the horrible smell with you. If you want to get rid of these odors, then you might have to invest in some expensive tools and equipment.

Luckily, with SERVPRO, they can help you get rid of those nasty odors that were left behind from water damage. These technicians can use advanced equipment like the Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers and the Thermal Foggers. The ULV can produce a fine mist that can penetrate odor-causing residues that have accumulated from the water damage. This technology can also inject fungicides and disinfectant that can kill off odor-causing micro-organisms in wall cavities and other difficult to access locations. Another tool that these techs can use is the thermal foggers, which dispenses a large amount of solvent-based fogs in a confined area. These fogs contain a powerful deodorant solution that can help neutralize odor-causing particles in the air. Once the odors are killed off by this equipment, the technicians can give you a final walk-through so you can finally get a scent of fresh air in your home.

If you are ready to get rid of the odor that is left behind by water damages, then give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call at (386) 788-0358 for a consultation with a reliable technician.

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Saving Important Items During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Daytona Beach

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Saving Important Items During Restoration Of Fire Damage In Daytona Beach When a fire breaks out, it is likely to damage everything within range.

Saving Important Items During Restoration

When a fire breaks out, it is likely to damage everything within range. Most of the damage is likely to be concentrated to the upholstery or wooden items in the affected part of your Daytona Beach property. Different types of damage might occur, so restoration efforts differ. For example, wooden fixtures caked with soot require different restoration efforts compared to those scorched by the flames. Working with a professional restorer helps ensure the correct method is used.

Restoration of small fire damage in Daytona Beach might only involve soot removal. Although this might seem simple, the microscopic particles that form soot penetrate deep into the affected wood or upholstery materials making the cleanup process harder. Our SERVPRO technicians first vacuum the affected area. This helps pull the tiny particles out instead of pushing them deep into the affected material. We then finish the process by cleaning the area using a brush, sponge, cloth material soaked in water, or other cleaning solutions based on what materials the fire burnt.

Sometimes the damage done might not be visible. For example, the smoke that penetrates deep into your upholstery items may leave no visible signs. However, the odor is not pleasant, and if you wait for it to dissipate naturally, it can take a long while to clear. Our SERVPRO team uses different equipment to deodorize your home restoring it to its preloss conditions. We can use hydroxyl generators, which chemically alter the odor particles eliminating any smells in the affected environment.

Wood burns easily, and fire is likely to start in areas close to wooden surfaces such as cabinets. So, even when there is minimal damage from the fire, some of these surfaces end up charred or discolored by the flames. Our SERVPRO technicians can help restore such areas by cleaning the wood. We sand away the charred surfaces. We also use professional grade cleaning agents to clean any discolored surfaces. Finally, we dry off any excess moisture from the cleaning process to ensure problems like warping or rotting do not occur.

Restoring damaged areas after a fire can be a tiring experience. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for assistance and advice.

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Remediating Mold Damage To Daytona Beach Homes

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage To Daytona Beach Homes Mold can grow into porous surfaces, so they may need to be removed from the home completely to clean or dispose of them.

Remediating Mold Damage

Daytona Beach residents deal with the effects of the sun year-round. The nearly constant heat is attractive for many people, even taking hurricane season into account. The sunshine, however, does not prevent mold from expanding and growing in every home in our community.

SERVPRO restoration teams follow four key steps to stop and eliminate mold damage in Daytona Beach. First, they establish containment, then remove mold contamination, clean out settled spores, and dry affected materials.

Unless the mold has grown through the entire home, technicians establish containment to isolate the mold colony and prevent accidental contamination to mold-free areas of the home. They begin with sealing the vents of the HVAC system to prevent mold spread and then cover all entrances and exits with plastic sheeting.

SERVPRO technicians then remove the mold. For non-porous surfaces like glass and marble, they wipe them down using dry sponges or cloths. If the mold is very thick or sticky, team members employ an anti-fungal cleaner to break up the layers for easier removal.

Mold can grow into porous surfaces, so they may need to be removed from the home completely to clean or dispose of them. Upholstered furniture can require extensive work with scrub brushes and anti-fungal cleaners to neutralize and remove mold spores trapped in the fabric. If the spores penetrated through the entire chair or sofa, it might take an immersion tank to completely soak the item to restore it to its original, clean state.

There are also semi-porous materials like wood and concrete that may require sanding or use a wire brush to remove mold spores completely. If a wood support structure has mold on its surface for an extended period, technicians would examine it for structural integrity.

Once technicians complete cleaning efforts, they wait for spores released into the air to settle. They wipe down all surfaces and use vacuum cleaners with specially designed HEPA filters to capture remaining spores off walls and tables, and draw them out of carpets. They repeat the process until an air content meter tests at normal levels for inert mold.

After completing all procedures, team members remove the containment and dry materials in the affected area to prevent new growth. They use dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the surrounding air and a combination of air movers and fans to force warm air across damp surfaces and draw the cooler air from the now clean area of the home.

Our goal at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is to return each home to its original condition as quickly as possible. If you have mold growth, or simply suspect there is mold in your home, call us today at (386) 788-0358 to schedule an inspection.

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Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors Flooding after a storm can be overwhelming. When you and your family are safe, call SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Resounding Need to Help Prevent Possible Secondary Damages After Flooding

The rooms inside your Daytona home all gain a significant portion of their personality from their flooring. Each flooring type's different strengths and weaknesses affect how well they fare in a disaster. During the restoration process, many homeowners choose to replace damaged flooring types with those that suffer less damage in a similar tragedy.
 
When our area experiences severe weather, flood damage in Daytona can affect the entire city. Homeowners need reliable professionals. SERVPRO sends out technicians who are well-trained, certified, experienced and carry the necessary tools to perform all the restoration work a flooded house requires. We can restore your home back to pre-disaster condition, “Like it never even happened.”
 
The bacterial load carried into a house primes that house for further destruction in the future from microbial infestation and overgrowth. These microbes, as well as significant amounts of moisture, become trapped in tight spaces, including under the visible part of your flooring.
 
While your flooring may seem nearly impervious to the effects of water, standing water that remains for days or weeks can penetrate into spaces that otherwise would stand up to large spills. Water that seeps under linoleum dissolves glue while microbial activity produces gas that creates bubbled areas, forcing the linoleum to stretch. Wood laminate flooring can quickly disintegrate into pieces, causing a huge mess of a once-beautiful floor.
 
SERVPRO technicians have experience in removing individual boards in hardwood floors to prevent any damaging effects caused by the widening that wet boards experience. Giving boards the temporary space they need can eliminate permanent damage. It can also make our drying techniques much more efficient.
 
Removing tile from floors allows us to get the sub-floor to the moisture levels recommended by the manufacturer of the new flooring materials. Installing materials over too-damp underlay or concrete can cause your new flooring to fail, and possibly void any warranty related to your new flooring. Correctly installing your new floor gets the rest of your home ready for re-installation of shelving, cabinets, and other features that your family needs.
 
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to help those in Allandale, Harbor Oaks, and nearby cities whenever flood damage ruins your home. The restoration work your home needs in such situations begins with a call from you to (386) 788-0358, our 24-hour emergency line.

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Mitigation Work For Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigation Work For Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel Does your Daytona hotel have a plan in place should a water emergency occur?

Water Damage In Your Hotel

Does your Daytona hotel have a plan in place should a water emergency occur? Knowing how you would mitigate the damages that your building sustains and ultimately restore the concerns is critical to keeping the costs of the project to a minimum and the reputation of your business high. Professional services like ours can help you through the entire restoration, keeping in mind the time constraints and guests you might have staying on the property.

Your Daytona hotel was likely built in part to withstand the sometimes severe weather that can roll in from the Atlantic but is not as impenetrable when it comes to water damage threatening the interior construction. This situation is where our SERVPRO technicians can help you to mitigate your losses and stop the spread of this damage to joining rooms or areas of the hotel by responding quickly to your call.

Our team arrives promptly to begin the necessary work to stop the damages from getting any worse. This mitigation process saves you money and keeps the time necessary for the restoration project to complete to a minimum as well. Finding the source of the damage and assuring that this area gets repaired is one of the first steps in the overall restoration work that we do.

Extraction and drying are also critical components to the restoration process, and these portions are checked for quality assurances against moisture baselines to ensure that the drying efforts in every area of the hotel have met or exceeded our high standards. We work to restore materials before we deem them necessary for removal. This approach is part of an ongoing commitment to keep the work cost-effective for our customers and as minimalistic as possible regarding our presence in your facility throughout the cleanup and drying efforts.

Mitigation is one of the most critical components to reducing the length of time that restoration occurs and the amount of work that ultimately has to happen. This fact should encourage any business owner to have a standing plan in place of emergencies to reach out to the highly trained and certified professionals at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. Our emergency team is available anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances Backed Up Black Flood Waters? For Daytona Beach Call SERVPRO for Removal and Sanitation

Storms and Flooding Can Contaminate Homes in the Daytona Beach Area

If the living area of your house gets wet after the next storm strikes the Daytona Beach region, the water coming in from the outside could be contaminated. Bacteria and pollutants that exist outdoors can get into the water that comes inside due to a flood. Whenever excessive moisture affects a building, restoration professionals put the problem into a category based on how contaminated the water is. When the source of a water leak is clean water, it is considered a category one damage and is called clear water. Flood water is not considered clear. Water that leaks from a sink drain or comes into a home from the outside is not drinkable and is considered category 2 or grey water and may contain some level of contaminants. If a sewage line breaks or muddy water from the outside comes into a structure, then it is considered a category three situation and is called black water.

Any time you notice things inside your residence are wet after a storm, you are dealing with either grey rainwater or black water. When arriving at any flood damage job in Daytona Beach, our SERVPRO technicians immediately test the contamination level of the water that entered the building. If the water is considered black, then different procedures get taken to ensure the safety of the workers during the water removal and cleanup services.

In all cases of black water damage and some cases when grey water affects your contents and building materials, a containment chamber gets set up around the affected area. Building containment helps to keep in any hazardous substances so that they do not spread to unaffected areas of your house. These chambers also protect our SERVPRO technicians and any other occupants from exposure to contaminants.

Containing affected areas also helps manage airflow from clean to contaminated regions. According to industry professionals, the three types of containment are the source, local, and full scale. Source containment only gets isolated in the area close to the source of the damage. Local or mini containment blocks off a specific section of your home. Full-scale containment is when the air is contaminated in the entire house, and the whole building has to get contained. When this happens, an air scrubber is often set up to clean harmful particles out of the air.

If your residence ever floods after a storm, it is best to call our SERVPRO team right away. The longer contaminated grey or black water stays in your building materials and contents the worse the problems can get. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Water Damage Recovery Through Fast Removal and Drying

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Recovery Through Fast Removal and Drying SERVPRO Provides Water Removal and Moisture Control to Daytona Area Residences and Businesses

SERVPRO Provides Professional Cleanup and Restoration After Unwanted Water-Damaging Events

If you are experiencing a water leak in your home or workplace,  look for professional help before the water damages your property. It is essential to know what are some of the sources and causes of leaks.

Water damage in Daytona from a leak through your roof after heavy rainfall or tropical storm is quite common. A leak coming from failed water pipes running in your building are the most common experienced leaks. If left unattended, molds can start to grow within 24-48 hours if a food source is present (and it always is) for the dormant mold spores to flourish.

SERVPRO has specialized in restoring water damage in both your homes and workplaces around Daytona. Our services include cleaning up debris after a partial demolition where needed, drying and restoring all the wet materials in the affected area in equilibrium with the moisture content of the surrounding air in non-affected environments. We restore normal RH relative humidity to your home. We can then spray an antimicrobial agent to help prevent future outbursts from hidden, dormant mold spores.

What to expect from a SERVPRO professional cleanup and restoration company after a water intrusion. Our experts have a broad knowledge of how to handle moisture on different floors; concrete, resilient or ceramic tiles as well as wood floors. We have a wide range of the most advanced air movers and dehumidifiers in the industry to match up the results with the expectations of our clients. We can dry your hardwood flooring from the crawlspace if necessary. This also dries out and secures the floor joists and supports.

After extracting any water from the carpets quickly, using a "floating" technique or simply weighted wand fitted extractors,  we can prevent delamination resulting in non-salvageable carpets and padding.

We are proud to serve the South Daytona, Port Orange, and the surrounding communities with our highly trained WRT water damage restoration technicians. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to help you in your time of need 24/7 by calling us at (386) 788-0358

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