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Restoring Your Port Orange Home After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged property Our experts strive to give you peace of mind through stressful processes like off-site content recovery.

Pack-Out Procedures to Restore Belongings from Port Orange Homes

When items are too severely impacted by flood losses to protect or restore on-site in Port Orange homes, they get removed from the premises with pack-out procedures. We load up these belongings and furniture and transport them to our warehouse nearby for focused attention and cleaning. It is vital not only to work to restore these items to their original condition but also to make sure they are appropriately stored and documented through every phase of this recovery.

You might be uneasy about allowing some of your treasured belongings to get removed from the house, despite the evident flood damage in your Port Orange property. We have developed a system for recovery that focuses on restoring your belongings promptly and then storing them safely until your flooded home has gotten returned to normal. The success of our content management division hinges on practical tracking techniques like proper documentation that keeps all parties involved aware of what items are in our possession and where these items physically are at any point.

Staging Areas
Staging areas allow our professionals to better organize all of the removed contents for what services are necessary in our SERVPRO warehouse or as these items are getting returned to your recovered residence. During this initial process, we can separate pieces that must get dried before they can get cleaned, large items that require multiple technicians to move safely, and belongings that need further assessment.

Documentation
Documents and software help our SERVPRO team and our customers to know where their items are in the restoration process at any time. These same documents can detail the status of these belongings as well, indicating when other restoration practices are still necessary before the possession is ready to await the move-back process in storage.

Flooding can have a detrimental effect on many of the personal belongings in your house, but our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can help. Our experts strive to give you peace of mind through stressful processes like off-site content recovery. No matter how we can help, give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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We Are Available 24/7 In Port Orange After A Fire

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

A burnt stove afre a fire Fire damage began on the stovetop in the kitchen of this home. We arrived right away and began proper restoration to prevent further damage.

(Why SERVPRO) Fire Damage Port Orange – Complete Restoration Service

When homeowners experience a fire in their home, many cannot imagine how their home can be repaired and restored to its original condition. There may be fire damage, smoke damage, odors from the smoke residue, and damage from the efforts of the firemen putting out the fire. Depending on the type of fire, there may be lots of water used to quell the fire or foam for grease fires and physical damage caused by the firemen looking for hotspots.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration services in Port Orange and the surrounding area. Our team of professionals is ready to respond at a moment's notice. We understand that a fast response can reduce the total amount of damage to these events. We also restore many items for our clients for several reasons. Items that are cherished heirlooms cannot be replaced. It is also often less expensive to restore various contents vs. replacing items.

Significant Advantages of Using SERVPRO

We respond on a 24 / 7-day basis aiming to be on site within 4 hours of your call. We have fully stocked trucks with the equipment needed to deal with fire damage to your home.

Our technicians are cross-trained in a variety of categories to meet every type of fire emergency. Training certification includes Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning, and Water damage restoration.

SERVPRO follows a time tested process to ensure we provide the best service to meet the different needs of each fire event. After an initial inspection, we can provide board up and rooftop service, water removal, and drying, removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces, cleaning, repair, and restoration. We also are licensed contractors - Contractor Licenses: Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License, Biohazard: 64-64-1785570

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Ponce Inlet, Harbor Oaks, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Flooding in Caused by Plumbing Failures in Port Orange

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Burst pipe.  Water spewing out Plumbing failures can quickly cause a lot of water damage. We have the equipment and training for fast restoration.

Why Port Orange Residents trust SERVPRO for Prompt Flood Damage Restoration

Flooding is much more common during the winter months when rainfall prominent, and temperatures are low. During the holiday season, water inside pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it can cause pressure spots or expand during thawing and burst the pipe. This phenomenon is especially common for homeowners when they are away from the property for several days at a time. To mitigate potential pipe issues, you can shut off the water supply or put water heating on a timer for the length of time you are away from the property.

Sometimes accidents do happen, which is why there are professional services for flood damage here in Port Orange. A broken pipe can spew out hundreds of gallons of water in the property in a matter of hours. Fortunately, the water entering the home comes from a clean water supply, which can make the recovery process smoother as there are no biohazardous substances present for SERVPRO technicians to remove. You should be aware that a body of water contains microbes and is therefore likely to degrade without immediate intervention.

Making sure you have the correct insurance cover over the winter period is a valuable task to complete ahead of time. Water emergencies can strike at any time, but with insurance and trusted restoration service, the losses you sustain are controllable. SERVPRO works with your insurance adjuster throughout the facility to restore line with your coverage and limit damages as much as possible. It is one of the reasons each of our technicians operate with a restore over replace mentality.

Flood recovery can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks or months. During this period, you should try to avoid areas where flood restoration is ongoing. We understand how inconvenient floods can be, and SERVPRO works hard to keep inconvenience to a minimum. Generally, our efforts are concise and focused, which can speed up the recovery process. We can also place warning signs and physical barriers in the affected area and keep notifying you of the ongoing process to ensure you stay in the loop throughout.

Your plumbing system is vulnerable during the winter months. In an emergency, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358.

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The Most Overlooked Solution for Water Damage in Daytona Beach is a Call to SERVPRO

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

boat as a sofa in flooding interior SERVPRO offers many water extraction options to flood damage affected homeowners.  Call our team today for services.

Methods for Using Truck-Mount Pumps in Daytona Beach Homes

Pumping out water from your damaged Daytona Beach home might seem like a straightforward situation, but there are more levels and considerations than initially meet the eye. The considerable volume of water that our technicians must address might encourage the use of our truck-mount pump, but the choice in where or how water gets discharged from the property.

The equipment for water extraction in Daytona Beach homes and condos is instrumental to the speed and efficiency of water restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals typically use electric submersible pumps to offer continuous and quiet extraction efforts to control excessive water loss situations. When standing water exceeds several feet, more powerful extractors are necessary, such as our truck-mounted options.

Truck-mounted pumps are the most powerful extractors in our inventory of tools. Because these units can draw water from floors at 300 psi, it is the most direct path to fast water removal in widespread loss situations. There are two ways that we can set up the discharge of the water, as these machines are attached to large tanks.

Collecting Water 

We do not always need to dispose of standing water in your home away from the property. As the truck-mount pumps are attached to a high-capacity water tank, we can fill up these tanks and move them to a treatment facility or our warehouse for proper disposal.  

Bypassing the Tank 

The disadvantage of using the tank is multiple times it can fill up throughout substantial water removal projects. We can discharge standing water to the sanitary sewer or another appropriate disposal point by bypassing the main tank instead. You still get the power of this extraction machine without the limitations of its storage.

While not every disaster that requires extraction benefits from truck-mounted pumps, our team can choose the ideal tools for every water loss situation. You can count on our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team to utilize a range of water removal tools to make losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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We're Faster To Any Size Disaster In Daytona Beach After A Fire

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

A stovetop covered in smoke and soot after a fire Fire damage began on the stovetop in the kitchen of this home. We arrived right away and used our state of the equipment to begin restoration.

Fire Damage Daytona Beach – Small Fires Can Lead to Lots of Damage

Whenever there is a fire in a home, the fire department arrives on site quickly and often has the fire under control within minutes. Examples are kitchen grease fires, small appliance fires, or even heating and cooling systems that malfunction igniting a fire. A fire can be contained quickly; however, a great deal of secondary damage is made extinguishing the fire.

SERVPRO responds to many of these fire damage situations in Daytona Beach. The firemen are doing their job! Failure to extinguish the fire might lead to catastrophic damage involving the entire home and possibly spreading to other homes next door. Many homeowners are overwhelmed and don't know where to even begin.

Our trained team of SERVPRO technicians understands the concerns of homeowners. We can take control of the situation and address all of the damage independently. Once the home is designated as safe to enter by the fire department, we can remove items damaged beyond repair. We catalog everything for later insurance claims.

Our crew chief assesses the home, the fire damage, and the repairs that are needed to return your home to its original state. As the fire is extinguished, there may have been water damage or chemical damage introduced by the fire department. Depending on where the fire started, smoke may have been contained to one section of the home. Or smoke is blown throughout the house by the air conditioning system. There may also be structural damage to walls, ceilings, and floors.

Our SERVPRO team can clean and dry all surfaces, make repairs as needed to structural elements, including replacing drywall and repainting. We also can deploy smoke deodorization equipment to remove all of the odors introduced in the home by the fire. Our professional team can return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened." We also are licensed contractors, Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License, Biohazard: 64-64-1785570.

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Harbor Oaks, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Port Orange

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing after leak For professional assistance when dealing with mold, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

Commercial Mold Damage Restoration In Port Orange Requires Controlling Microbial Growth

Any building that has a large number of water pipes running through it, such as your cafe in Port Orange, is susceptible to having a leak or spill at some point in time. If the leak goes unnoticed for more than a couple of days because it is a slow, hidden one, your restaurant could suffer from commercial mold damage. Once a fungus develops, it can cause health effects and possibly spread to other places.

Our SERVPRO team knows that when running a restaurant, maintaining a sanitary environment for your customers is vital. Preventing your commercial mold damage problem in Port Orange from becoming worse is our first initiative. We know that a big part of restoration procedures can be to avoid future issues and to reduce problems created by the mitigation work processes. Our overall goal is to always return your business to the way it was before the slow water leak occurred and make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

One way to control fungal growth is to apply professional products. However, chemicals should not be used by themselves for effective remediation. Our SERVPRO technicians know that one of the main steps to fungal remediation efforts is to dry out the affected area. Fungi need moisture to develop and grow, thus reducing the moisture levels of any organic materials in the affected areas of your restaurant can stunt its formation.

Another way to prevent microbial growth without the use of chemical agents is to remove any contaminated materials. For example, if drywall inside your dining room has visible mold growth, then our SERVPRO crew can cut out and remove the contaminated section of your walls. Removing materials that got contaminated can prevent future growth by eliminating the source of the spores that are used for fungal reproduction.

However, professional products can be used in addition to other mitigation procedures. Some agents can be useful to kill fungi and help eliminate the seed-like spores created.

If a fungus ever forms inside your cafe, it could make your eatery unsanitary. For professional assistance when dealing with mold, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

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Stormy Weather in South Daytona and SERVPRO Services Mean Mitigation!

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm-blown palm trees along the beach front South Daytona Properties Benefit from SERVPRO's Fast Response to Mitigate Storm and Flooding Damages

SERVPRO is a Crucial Step in Your Storm Season Planning in South Daytona

The past few years have been a living lesson for residents of South Daytona. As idyllic as our city is, we are vulnerable to the impact of hurricanes and intense storms for a significant portion of the year.  Local authorities encourage us to prepare and are safe by storing supplies, non-perishables, and other essentials, but they say little about the restoration process following a flood.  When numerous homes suffer the devastation following a weather event, knowing whom to call and promptly reaching out can make all the difference between restoration and total replacement of your home.

Luckily, SERVPRO is at your disposal when your South Daytona home suffers flood damage.  Our technicians understand the ebbs and flows of living in the region while having access to national resources to underscore our expertise.  We are accessible as soon as it is safe to mobilize and are ready to help you mitigate the loss and disruption in your life.  All you need to do is call.

Acting quickly and effectively is key to our approach.  Our training and experience already tell us that in times of flooding, containment is critical to prevent the growth of bacteria carried in the floodwaters.  As a result, we remove any porous surfaces such as carpets and carpet pads as soon as we can, so contaminants do not spread further into your home.  Our SERVPRO crew handles these tasks carefully by wearing personal protective equipment, including gloves, respirators, and specialized Tyvek suits.

Following the removal of any necessary items, we proceed to disinfect structural elements that need it.  By relying on SERVPRO, you can rest assured that the sprays and solutions we use are within environmental guidelines, and we match each cleaning method to the composition of the surface. Throughout this process, we are in constant communication with you and any other parties involved.  Coordination may include insurance adjusters, general contractors, and other vendors. Together, we develop a plan suitable to your needs.

Prepare your home for the rainy season, but always remember to have a restoration plan in place. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is your ally in this stressful experience. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Port Orange Cabinets?

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen cabinets Cabinetry is a significant investment for the homeowner. SERVPRO can help protect that investment. Call us for your water damage restoration needs.

Drying Cabinets Beneath the Sink in Port Orange Homes 

The supply and drains of your sink can be a prime location for leaks and water damages in your Port Orange home. Whether in the kitchen or bathrooms, the design of these fixtures can break down over time or become susceptible to pressure building clogs and backpressure situations. Damage to the plumbing beneath the sink over a lengthy period is not uncommon, as many homeowners do not get into this storage area every day. 

Extensive leaks can saturate cabinet wood and the framework of the cabinetry units, causing a need for water removal in Port Orange kitchens. Moisture removal requires calculated efforts, as every material reacts to drying and extraction processes differently. Non-premier wood structural elements can be highly susceptible to oversaturation. 

Particleboard is a base material for much of the cabinets in new construction projects and can also serve as cabinet flooring and walls. Even with a veneer finish on these materials, the board itself is porous and highly susceptible to fast penetration by direct water exposure frequent in under-sink leaks. Preserving these materials is possible when the damage gets caught early enough. However, once structural damages have resulted, it is more cost-effective to replace the portions of cabinets damaged by the plumbing breach than to take the time to dry it out. 

Premier wood cabinetry might not be as standard but is also a possibility that our SERVPRO team must plan for when we first arrive. During the scoping of the work to get completed, our professionals can use moisture detection tools to determine the extent and concentration of moisture and saturation in this space beneath the sink. Because the wood is much denser and less porous, a quick reaction to these water losses can leave our team only drying up surface water. 

You cannot predict when sink fixtures can spring a leak or begin malfunctioning, but fast responses to the potential damage can save our customers time and money. Let our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team help however you need by calling (386) 788-0358. 

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Why SERVPRO is Your GO TO Company for Daytona Beach Mold Damage

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

black mold on a white wall next to a window Team SERVPRO understands how mold spreads. Contact us at the first sight of mold regardless of the color.

Reliable Remediation Tactics in Daytona Beach Homes 

Remediation is a science of reducing, and ultimately mitigating, mold colonization in Daytona Beach homes and businesses. Many restoration groups might encourage you to believe they can totally remove mold from your house, but this is a misleading statement that often confuses potential customers. We are remediation specialists, trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to remove colonies and to restore the damage that mold can do to structures. 

While we do not have the technology nor the need to remove  all naturally occurring mold spores for your household, we do have many sophisticated techniques and tactics to combat mold damage to Daytona Beach residences. From sanding and media blasting to strategically placed air scrubbers outfitted with HEPA filtration systems to capture most airborne spores and particulates, we have competent and tested strategies to get your home back to preloss condition quickly. 

Soda blasting has become one of our SERVPRO team’s most efficient tactics for removing mold colonies without damaging or marring the hosting material. With how deep the hyphae of the organism can embed within the material, it is crucial to have an approach that can protect the substrate while effectively eliminating the present colony. Successful soda blasting reduces the need for controlled demolition and build back. 

This abrasive cleaning approach, though milder than most of the other cleaning media in this category, involves blasting sodium bicarbonate particles against a surface with a machine run from an air compressor. Because it is milder than sanding – which used to be our traditional approach – we have a solution that can better protect surfaces, walls, wood framing, and other structural elements. Best of all, baking soda blasting can eliminate most mold spores and colonies while utilizing this medium to simultaneously kill odors, which streamlines the entire remediation process for our customers. 

Soda blasting has become one of the most common approaches to protect materials and contents in-house that can get restored after mold exposure. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team has equipment and expertise to make mold losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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How SERVPRO Restores Port Orange Flood Damaged Homes

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm hazard sign.  Background is black storm clouds Florida has frequent storm damage. Don't DIY, call SERVPRO to handle your emergency restoration needs.

Comprehensive Care for Flooded Port Orange Properties  

After flood losses occur throughout Port Orange, home and business owners try and work quickly to secure the right personnel to return their properties to preloss condition. Ultimately, there are many choices in this regard, but few can offer comprehensive care and experience that our SERVPRO professionals can. Our training and deep roster of qualified technicians can ensure that we are available to address the concerns of multiple properties simultaneously after a flooding scenario.  

No homeowner can know what to expect after flood damage to their Port Orange property, and that is where the experience and fast response of our team can benefit you. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, you do not have to wait days – or sometimes even weeks – to get the qualified and confident response that can protect your residence.  

We can offer the services that you expect beginning the moment that you make the first contact with our emergency line. We begin to mobilize our unit to roll out with our variety of extraction tools and multiple drying units, including our high-velocity air movers and our desiccant dehumidifiers. Because of the severity of many flood losses after severe weather events, our trailered desiccant can address many more areas of your flooded house at the same time – maximizing our efforts from the moment we arrive.  

Our SERVPRO team also can go above and beyond the expected call of duty during a crisis to save our customers time and money on the traumatic flooding situation inside their house. We have a team of licensed (MRSR515) contractors that can help with emergency board up, tarping, carpet repair, and all general contracting needs that your home might have following widespread saturation and deterioration concerns.  

We work to provide a level of service that exceeds your expectations, and for our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team, that means saving our customers time and money on restoration work after a flood. We can seamlessly transition between nearly every phase of recovery to expedite your return to your damaged residence. Call today at (386) 788-0358.

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