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Restoring Your Volusia County Commercial Property After A Water Damage

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling damage of a 1928 building in the area Water Damage from above caused parts of this ceiling to start falling, reacting quickly to a water damage will help minimize damage.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Commercial water damages often present unique and complex problems that we are equipped to solve. Such as a building that was built in 1928 and suffered water damage due to a old pipe bursting on the second floor, because of this buildings age all of the flooring is made from solid wood and metal lath which presents a challenge for drying the 1st floor ceiling.Our professional technicians had to use a unique solution to fix this and ensure that this property was dried correctly and ensuring that the business was still able to operate during their normal business hours. 

Our professional crews are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Damage After a Fire in Your Daytona Home

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

2 story home engulfed in flames. Regardless of whether you have fire, water or mold damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation efforts right after an event occurs.

Team SERVPRO Fully Knows That Remediating Fire Damage Always Involves Simultaneously Dealing with Water Damage

Your Daytona home might seem humid and damp many times throughout the year, but it can also be an easy target for fires under the right conditions. With so many homes throughout the area being so close to one another, a substantial blaze in one house can quickly affect the others nearby with just a moderate breeze. Firefighting teams throughout the region know all too well about fighting multiple structure fires on the same block on account of this phenomenon.
What this means for you, is that even if you are incredibly diligent in fire prevention methods and protocols, your home could still suffer fire damages in Daytona. Typically, when this secondary blaze to your home would occur, firefighting efforts are well underway, and officials are acutely aware of the apparent spread of the flames to neighboring properties. Ultimately, the damage that your home would sustain in a situation like this would be minor in comparison to the fire your damage derived from, but would still require professional restoration efforts nonetheless.
Our SERVPRO restoration specialists, can assess the full extent of the damage to the affected area of your home and walk you through the process of how the mess is officially cleaned up. With small affected areas, which is often the case for neighboring properties, some of the most significant lingering concerns fall with the water damage resulting from the extinguishing of the fire.
Depending on the severity of this water damage, our SERVPRO professionals have a range of equipment and broad expertise to extract the water and get a better look at any lasting damages that might have resulted from it. The restoration of water damage begins by fully extracting all of the water from the affected area with pumps and wet-vacs, and setting up dehumidification equipment and air movers to dry it all up.
A full assessment of any other conditions directs our experienced team to any other services to provide to bring your home back to pre loss conditions. If you are dealing with any manner of fire damage to your home, do not hesitate to call the experienced staff we have at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/ Port Orange. You can reach our emergency response team anytime at (386) 788-0358.

Our Experts Remove Water Damage From Daytona Beach Homes

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

Water leak from plumbing PVC pipes When you discover a leaky pipe call SERVPRO as soon as possible, they will arrive on the scene and get to work.

Water Removal Technicians In Daytona Beach Talk About The Two Ways Moisture Gets Removed

When a pipe breaks inside your Daytona Beach apartment, water can enter your dwelling in two different forms. When conducting water removal, professional companies such as SERVPRO work on removing moisture from your building materials and contents as well as vapor in the air. Primary problems occur when objects inside your unit get saturated or slightly damp. Secondary issues take place when elevated relative humidity levels cause other issues with your possessions and structural components. Water removal usually involves quickly removing moisture from substances in your home and reducing high humidity levels. 

Any time excessive moisture enters your apartment building, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO team so that we can help prevent issues like mold growth in the future. Prompt water removal in Daytona Beach needs to be conducted as soon as possible so that secondary problems like drywall issues due to moisture and fungal development get avoided. We always provide fast 24/7 service so that we reduce the chances of excessive water vapor ruining your building materials and contents. We know that arriving at your home right after you call us is essential to preventing mold growth. We answer our phones at all times of the day, and our technicians are located nearby so that we can arrive at your apartment and begin work immediately. 

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO is IICRC certified and has experience with mitigating moisture-related issues whether they are big or small. We know that the first step to removing moisture is the extraction phase. We realize that it is much more efficient to vacuum up the water when it is in the liquid form then to remove it when it is inside your building materials and present in the air. 

Once all of the liquid H20 gets removed, we begin the rapid structural drying process. During this step, we push the air inside your home around and use dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from your indoor atmosphere. If you ever need moisture removed from your apartment unit, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

Become Familiar With the IICRC Certifications that Our Team Holds When it Comes to Flood Damage

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Storm with Blowing Winds and Palm Trees 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 preloss 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 now.

Heavy Rains Can Cause Flood Damage to Daytona Beach Homes

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded street with barricades in front of a home. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to restore your Daytona Beach flood damage.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Daytona Beach Home From Flood Damage 

Heavy rains in Daytona Beach, are a frequent occurrence that occasionally leads to flooding in the area. Homeowners are encouraged to protect their homes in the face of these emergencies, which can lead to immense property damage. There is no, "one size fits all", method of measuring the risk of flooding in your location, so it is important to take precautions whether or not your house is close to water.

Given the unpredictable nature of storms, heavy rains, and floods, it is essential to have a reliable restoration company on standby. At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to controlling any type of flood damage caused by a weather event in Daytona Beach. We are a locally-based and operated business, which makes us a part of your community too! Our technicians are professionally trained and certified by the IICRC, thereby ensuring that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards.

Your roof plays a major role in preventing flood damage. Check for soft spots, loose shingles, and surface divots that may be vulnerable to rough weather conditions. One crack in the roof can cause water leakage and, subsequently, internal damage to your walls and ceilings.

To minimize water damage on your foundation, SERVPRO technicians can help you install a proper gutter system. It is important to keep your gutters clean to prevent clogging and, consequently, water overflow. Our flood damage restoration experts can recommend special products for keeping your gutters free of debris. Gutters keep rainwater from running down the walls of your house.

Installing a rainwater catchment system can also help reduce the impact of flood damage. Ideally, the rainwater moves from the gutter to the downspout and then pours into the barrel or tank. Here, the water can serve for seasonal or irrigation purposes. The type of rainwater collector you use depends on what you need it for.

Remediating Water Damage in Daytona

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Uses Many Technologies for Water and Moisture Removal

Daytona homes were spared the worst of the weather this year, but that does not eliminate flooding. Even in a year like 2017, most of the damage to Florida homes came from more everyday sources such as a leaking pipe or a failed dishwasher or other appliance.
As we all know by now, water damage in Daytona homes can be severe unless a homeowner moves quickly to have excess water removed and her property swiftly dried. SERVPRO offices know that regardless of the source of water, a home in distress is at risk for further damage and some actions have to be immediately taken after we arrive.
First, we secure your home. Every action here is to prevent further loss and includes much more than boarding up windows and doors. Our technicians determine the source of the leak and either block or turn off the water into the home. We also check for weakened or collapsing floors and any electrical hazards that might be present. Even in a large home, this usually takes only an afternoon.
Once we identify the problems, we remove any water in the home. For amounts over two inches in depth, we use commercial grade pumps. For smaller levels, we bring in extraction wands that function as an industrial grade water-vac. After we remove the visible water, one of our inspectors examines behind walls, under floors, and in carpets for any trapped moisture.
Our next step is to remove that moisture. Technicians use the same extraction wands to draw water from carpets and between floorboards after we adjust the devices to a lower setting to prevent any secondary damage. If there is a pad under the carpet, we remove and dispose of it.
Now that it is dry, we examine the carpet for damage. Our concerns are for damaged seams, delamination or separation of the back of the carpet, and mold. If we have removed the water quickly enough, the damage is usually very minor. In most cases, SERVPRO IICRC certified restoration specialists could repair the carpets, lay them on a new pad, and then stretch them back into place. If we find mold, our normal recommendation is to replace the carpet.
Our final action is to dry the rest of the home. By removing the water earlier, we prevented the immediate loss of building material, but it is still necessary to drywall panels and floor trim to stop both mold and wood rot. We use dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air and air movers to direct warm, dry air across surfaces to force out moisture without causing any further damage.
Preserving the integrity of your home and property is more than a job for us here at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. We are locally owned and understand that each customer is also one of our neighbors. If you need our help, call us today at (386) 788-0358.

Understanding the Factors That Affect Water Removal from Your Daytona Commercial Property

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

Man standing with wading boots on. The amount of water in your space will determine the drying time, standing water is more easily removed than residual moisture.

Allow the Professionals at SERVPRO to Properly Restore Your Commercial Space after Water Damage

Water damage is never good for your business. It can cripple any operation whether it is a restaurant, a clothing store or any other enterprise. It is crucial to remove the water as soon as possible to get your business up and running.

The time and money required to efficiently remove water as well as residual moisture from your Daytona store depend on several factors. SERVPRO professionals can use these factors to create conditions for fast and efficient water removal.


The temperature of the environment is one of the most critical factors that can affect the rate of drying. The rate of drying is highest when the temperature of the affected areas is kept between 70 to 80 degrees. If the temperatures are kept above 85 degrees, there is a chance of secondary damage as the air may contain too much moisture. Our technicians can closely monitor the temperature and use portable heaters to heat your establishment to speed up the drying process.

Amount of Water to be Removed

Drying times depend on the amount and type of moisture present. Standing water is easier to remove compared to the residual moisture. SERVPRO professionals use extractors to remove water and dehumidifiers to remove residual moisture.


Relative humidity also affects the rate of drying. If the Relative Humidity (RH) is above 60%, the drying rates slow down significantly. Maintaining a low RH is crucial for the elimination of residual moisture. Our technicians can use dehumidifying equipment, that can remove moisture from the air, to create conditions of low RH to facilitate rapid drying.

Air Movement

Replacing the damp, wet air with drier air can significantly improve the rate of drying. Air movers are equipment that performs precisely this function. These are high capacity fans, that can replace the moist air with a drier air that speeds up the process of drying.

Our IICRC certified technicians, can use a knowledge of all these factors to create conditions that ensure rapid and efficient drying of your commercial property.

Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today to schedule a free consultation.

Daytona's Expert Flood Damage Team

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Floor flooded with water. The amount of water damage caused to a property depends on how much water pours into it.

Flood Damage

Spring is on its way and with the change of the season comes an increased amount of rainfall. When the rain comes down, it is possible that it damages your Daytona home. Rainstorms can cause damage to property by either flooding the area or putting holes in the structure.

Sometimes wind coming from a storm, blows rocks and other objects into your home creating a hole. If your home is damaged during a storm, it is smart to call SERVPRO flood damage specialists in Daytona. If a rock breaks a window, rainwater quickly makes its way into your home.

The amount of water damage caused to a property depends on how much water pours into it. The first step SERVPROs restoration team completes is the extraction process. After all of the standing water in the room is vacuumed up, building materials either get removed or saved by the drying process. The size and severity of the damaged area will determine whether building materials get dried out or removed.

Once the water damage problem is mitigated, the last step is the final cleaning process. It is crucial for us to finish a job making the area as clean as possible when we are done. When cleaning a building, there are three levels that determine how clean the area is.

The three levels of clean that exist are sterile, disinfected and sanitary. If cleaning gets completed with proper equipment and techniques, then sanitary is the first level of cleanliness an area reaches. If something is sanitary, then soils and contaminants are removed to the point where general health is protected.

The disinfected level is reached when 99%, of all the soils and contaminants get removed or made safe for general human health. In most flood damage scenarios our crew makes sure the damaged room gets disinfected so that dangerous viruses and bacteria cannot grow. The sterile level is reached when 100%, of things dangerous to humans get removed. Sterilization only gets done in specific areas such as hospital rooms.

How clean the damaged room is when the job gets done makes all of the difference between a great job and a poor job. To get the best final results with your water damage problems, it is best to call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24/7 assistance.

Pack-Outs Protect Items During Water Removal In Daytona Beach

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

View of 2 homes surrounded by Water f your property has taken on the latest storm or malfunctioning appliance and lost, it is time to call SERVPRO for water damage remediation.

Our Certified Technicians Dry Out BOTH Your Property and Your Water Damaged items

It does not take much for a homeowner to require water removal services. A leaking appliance or a broken pipe, or even inclement weather, can lead to wet carpets, floors, walls, and furniture. SERVPRO attempts to remove water and dry the area with as little disruption to the household as possible. However, in some cases, it is not possible to thoroughly dry everything with furniture and other items still in place. In cases where removal of items is necessary, we recommend Daytona Beach homeowners take advantage of our pack-out service.
Water removal services are a vital part of getting homeowners back on their feet after water damage in Daytona Beach to their property. Our IICRC-certified technicians have a range of water extraction equipment on hand, including both free-standing and truck-mounted pumps, and water extraction tools. We carefully pump water out of your home, making several passes to ensure we remove as much water as possible. Our experts know that thorough extraction in the first stage is key to successful drying and restoration.
However, what happens to your stuff while water removal and subsequent drying are taking place? In some cases, it is best if furniture and other items such as electronics, books, or soft furnishings are removed from the premises. Our pack-out service keeps your items safe while our restoration experts get to work.
We thoroughly log all items removed, so you can rest assured your items are in safe hands. We equip our trucks with plenty of packing equipment, so your belongings are safe during transit, and of course, we return everything at the end of the job.
What happens at our pack-out facilities? That depends on the extent of the damage to your things. Our premises have ultrasonic cleaners, powerful Esporta washers, and even freeze-drying chambers on hand to deal with water damage, even if the harm is quite severe.
Meanwhile, SERVPRO teams get to work drying your home and even taking care of any lingering damp odors - “Like it never even happened.”
For help with water removal in South Daytona, Daytona Beach, Harbor Oaks, Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today.

Daytona Beach Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

2 Story Home with burned out windows. Don't worry, we can make this, "Like it never even happened."

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 386-255-6243

After The Storm -- Abating Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded neighborhood street For Storm Flooding in South Daytona Beach/Port Orange Get Fast Water Extraction from SERVPRO.

The Safe Removal of Contaminated Water After a Flood Takes SERVPRO Expertise

Extreme weather patterns seem common everywhere, and the Central Coast of Florida is no exception to these natural disasters. Although a daily thunderstorm is typical during the summer, five or more inches of rain in a few hours is possible, threatening your home with flooding. SERVPRO knows how to react and return your home to preloss condition.
Flood damage requires a systematic and proven approach to restoration of your Daytona Beach home. The high volume of water pouring off your roof and pooling up in your yard took the easy route into the lowest living areas of your dwelling. The storm filled streets and backed up storm sewers. Fast action on a broad range of tasks is the agenda. Our technicians have extensive training and hands-on experience in flood mitigation and transition seamlessly through the stages of restoration.
The SERVPRO team arrives ready to complete an assessment and then to get to work pumping and extracting several inches of floodwater. Floodwater contains debris from the outdoors and contamination from building materials as it seeped through the foundation. Chemicals from lawn treatments, automotive residues from parking areas and streets, and waste from animals or insects caught in the flood may find their way into your home. We collect the tainted water using truck mounted equipment and store it outside of your home for disposal according to local regulation.
We remove the majority of the standing water and move to the next step setting up powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure and the contents. Floors may bet added help from drying mats. Our team disinfects surfaces and searches for any hidden pockets of water behind paneling or drywall, or in the recessed cells of the cinder blocks lining the foundation. We record a baseline moisture level reading of each area and type of building material and use our advanced training to determine proper drying targets.
Furnishings, electronics and personal belongings may be removed to a staging area for evaluation. Some items may be too full of dirty flood water to retain, but our technicians have specialized training in cleaning, sanitizing, and drying a wealth of items, from upholstered furniture to clothing to books and documents, and more. Many of your treasure survive the flood. We may choose to complete some of the restoration away from your home, but always provide a detailed inventory and discuss which items you want to invest additional resources in recovering.
After the storm passes, you need to contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange for fast and efficient flood damage restoration. Call 386-788-0358 to schedule an inspection within hours.

Faster to your Daytona Beach Water Damage Event

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded hallway with air movers drying the drywall. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Volusia County.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - 386-255-6243

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange:

Our office specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Technician discussing issues with office water damage Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Daytona Beach commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Volusia County Home Have A Mold Problem?

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Molded Wall inside home In Volusia County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 1-386-255-6243

Why SERVPRO Answers the Call from Ponce Inlet Homeowners for Mold Remediation Help--Because We Can

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Room in a home with a collapsed ceiling and mold Messy Mold Damage at a home in Ponce Inlet--That Is Why You Call SERVPRO.

Mold Damage Remediation Options for Ponce Inlet Residents  

There are high chances of disturbing mold spores during the mold damage remediation process. Since the exposure can lead to health effects, we always wear protective equipment and clothing. Some of the PPE personal protective equipment that we use when attending to such incidents in Ponce Inlet include gloves, goggles, a respirator or a dust filter mask, and a Tyvek suit. We look at how severe the mold problem is before selecting suitable personal protective equipment.

Disrupting the spores during mold damage remediation may make them spread to other parts of your Ponce Inlet property. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, technicians employ containment measures to limit the movement of the mold spores. For instance, we use a plastic sheeting together with painters tape to seal off openings such as vents and doorways. It is also advisable to minimize dust particles since the spores can stick to dust and then quickly spread around the structure.
Introducing negative pressure at the site can also act as a containment measure. We achieve this by running an exhaust fan or air scrubber with a HEPA filtration system that is blowing out air via a duct to the exterior. When that happens, the stirred up mold spores in the room end up outside. Also, we always switch off the building's air conditioning systems before the cleaning process starts. To reduce dust, we may moisten any dry mold growth. At this point, we can use a cleaning agent to remove the contamination from hard surfaces. Why SERVPRO? We can also utilize a soda blaster to lightly remove mold from untreated wood like found in attics and crawl space in this southern climate.  
After removing the contamination from the surface, we have to clean them using a disinfectant to reduce chances of the problem returning after the remediation. Usually, spores remain on surfaces even after the cleaning is complete, so, the disinfectant plays a deactivating role. While we can clean and reuse non-porous materials such as hard plastic, metal, and glass, in most cases, our SERVPRO technicians discard porous items such as carpets, books, and drywall if heavily infested.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, is an experienced and reliable leader in the restoration industry. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is in your residential or commercial property. Call us at 386-788-0358 when you need our 24-hour emergency services.

Restoring House Contents from Fire Damage in Daytona Beach Properties

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

A Kitchen Double Oven with large amounts of Smoke. Kitchen Fires in Daytona Beach Lead to Much Smoke Damage & Odors--Call SERVPRO

The Degree of Damage Dictates the Steps for Cleanup After Fires

Cooking is one of the most satisfying activities in the world. It is also one of the best ways to bring people together. Unfortunately, studies have shown that cooking accounts for almost 50 percent of all house fires, with cooking equipment boasting 19 percent of home fire deaths. Indeed, an unattended skillet or pan on a stove burner can lead to a fire strong enough to bring the house down within hours, if not minutes.
To be safe, you need to have a restoration company at hand. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, has highly skilled technicians who can restore house contents from fire damage in your property anytime. Our emergency response is swift and efficient, and we use effective tools and techniques that are up to par with IICRC recommendations.

SERVPRO technicians consider many things during the fire damage restoration process. When cleaning cabinets, for instance, wood finish around the drawer handles often contains the pre-existing damage. We must check this area before cleaning begins.
The intensity of the smoke damage determines the technique we use. Cleanup on light fixtures is done when restoring the ceiling. The electrical power should be turned off before dealing with any electrical fixture. Chandeliers are relatively harder to clean, especially if they come with decorative trim that requires detailed cleaning. With many years of experience, our technicians can gauge the concentration of smoke residue and choose the most efficient cleaning technique.
Insulation is usually more costly to clean up than to replace. Smoke damage can change its appearance, albeit without compromising its insulating capabilities. If applicable, we can deal with the fire damage by replacing the top 3-4 inches of insulation. However, smoke deodorization is necessary before adding a new layer of insulation, to get rid of toxic odors. If water affected the insulation, in most cases tossing and starting with new material is the correct choice to make.

We use two main deodorization methods: thermal fogging and ozone deodorization. Both are designed to neutralize bad odors resulting from the fire damage. The most common challenge is determining the source of each odor, as different odors originate from different materials. Some odor particles are so tiny that they can penetrate virtually any surface. That is where thermal fogging products enter the areas of these particulates, mimicking the trail of the heated smoke, and chemically alter the smelly specs. However, SERVPRO restorers deal with all sorts of odors and therefore have a special procedure for identifying and eliminating them.
In some cases, it may be necessary to initiate a pack-out during the fire damage restoration. A pack-out involves moving your contents to a separate, safe location. It is very labor intensive and only necessary under special circumstances – for instance when there is a need to speed up the restoration process, or the structure has sustained too much damage to accommodate the items.

A fire disaster in your home can lead to considerable loss of property. Fortunately, you can count on SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, a locally owned company, to minimize the fire damage. Call us today at 386-788-0358.

Winter Flood Damage in Daytona Homes

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro technicians cleaning and sanitizing a wet carpet. Florida's mild climate makes it available to storm water damage year round.

Wet Winter Months Could Allow Flooding in Daytona Homes

While Daytona residents can expect just about every possible weather system beyond snowfall, the winter months can still prove threatening to area properties. With excessive rainfall in a time where the ground is much cooler, the possibility for the saturated earth to allow for situations like flash flooding is nearly as possible as it is during the hurricane season. With little warning to prevent the occurrence, homeowners rely on the fast response and advanced equipment of our highly-trained professionals.

When flood damage threatens your Daytona home, mitigation is a critical component in preserving your property.  For this process to prove successful, certain elements have to be in place.

Our SERVPRO team meets these requirements and works to exceed your expectations through a fast response time to emergencies 24 hours a day. With a limited window to avoid significant and irreparable damage to your construction materials and contents of the property, having a team that can arrive when you call is vital to preserving your home and keeping restoration costs to a minimum.

Flooding and its effects can prove challenging to overcome, even for trained and certified technicians. That is why our SERVPRO team undergoes extensive education and training to obtain their water restoration certifications through the IICRC, an organization that sets the standard for quality and industry knowledge. Our technicians also pursue in-house and online educational opportunities and coursework to improve other facets of our response to your emergency, including mitigation techniques and mold remediation.

Our advanced equipment ensures that the high volume of water does not stay in your home for long. With truck-mounted pumps capable of extracting water at 300 psi, we can remove the floodwaters from your home fast and move on to drying the area entirely.

Flooding might be something that residents in the area have to contend with all year long, but taking care of the damage that this disaster can cause does not have to be a struggle. Trust our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange IICRC-certified water restoration technicians to clean up the water and return your home to normal fast. Give us a call at (386) 788-0358.

Local College Flood

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Classroom at local school Classrooms were heavily affected but because of quick thinking by the school damage was minimized.

A few years back, it was a normal Friday at a local college, classes were almost finished for the day and faculty was getting ready to head home. One of the maintenance men noticed a pump from the water tank was showing low pressure and as a back up two more pumps came online to make up the difference. What was happening? A pipe burst inside of a maintenance room of the science building. Unfortunately the door was closed and the room began to fill with water until it reached approximately 6-7ft and a wall gave way releasing over 10,000 gallons of water onto the 1st floor of the building.

The fast acting faculty immediately got the pumps turned off and called SERVPRO of Daytona Beach/Port Orange. Within an hour our SERVPRO technicians were on site and extracting water and by Monday, just three days later, the school was able to hold some classes in the building and by Friday the entire floor was open again. SERVPRO Daytona Beach is the #1 trusted Restoration Company in Volusia County and trusted by more local businesses than anyone else. 

How A Fire Damage Restoration Company Can Help Restore Your Home

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Burning laptop on a desk Don't let a small electronic device destroy your home!

How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home After Fire Damage

Once a fire has affected your property, it's very important that you obtain assistance with the water removal, cleanup, repair, and restoration processes.  A fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help you with each of these processes, and their assistance can help limit your stress and expedite the restoration procedures. Learn more about how this fire damage company can assist you with the restoration of your home by reviewing this quick reference guide:

Before You Hire A Fire Damage Company

Prior to hiring a team of fire damage specialists, you need to contact your insurance company. If the fire damage necessitates that you and your family must vacate the premises then also call and the local disaster relief service. Your insurance agent must grant you permission to begin the cleanup process, and the disaster relief service can provide you with assistance for immediate needs like temporary housing, clothing, and food.

Removing Water and Smoke Odors

Following the above contacts, it's time to call a team of fire damage specialists. These technicians from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, will begin to extract standing water, as a result of the firefighting efforts, from your home. This is always the first step to limiting the fire damage to the structure and personal belongings. Upon completing the clean up process, the second step in the restoration process, these technicians will remove smoke odors from your property. They will use several tools to accomplish this objective, including ozone machines. Smoke and soot also require highly skilled personnel and equipment for successful removal.

Mold And Mildew Prevention

In addition to removing smoke odors from your property, fire damage experts from SERVPRO assist with mold and mildew prevention. Mold and mildew are problematic for many reasons, one of which is that they can damage the structural integrity of your property. Additionally, mold and mildew can cause health effects. For addressing and stifling these risks, fire damage technicians will use moisture meters and hygrometers to seek out hidden pockets of moisture. Powerful air-movers and dehumidifiers will then be activated to dry out your house thoroughly.

Because of their extensive experience and education, fire damage specialists from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, are effective in expediting and optimizing the cleanup and restoration processes for your property. Consider this local franchise from a strong national brand for personalizing its commitment to getting you back into your home as quickly as possible.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this Viera community.

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. Call us. (931) 953-8600

SERVPRO - Commercial Water Removal in Daytona Beach Hotels

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Hotel building SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, will work around the clock until your commercial property is restored.

Daytona Beach Hotels Can Receive Water Removal Services Provided By SERVPRO

Recent storms have not affected Daytona Beach, as severely as other areas of Florida. Our area was fortunate, but that does not mean area businesses do not have to worry about water-related disasters. Broken intake lines, failing appliances, and clogged drains can spill just as much water across conference room floors and down hallways as a hurricane.

Commercial water removal in a Daytona Beach hotel usually means two tasks for SERVPRO response teams. We pull water from carpets before they rot and pump water out of utility basements.

Basements are usually the more straightforward task. As long as the utility room is safe for our technicians, we can pump out any standing water within a few hours. If the power was shut off, we bring in a commercial grade generator from our inventory to provide uninterrupted power until we complete the job.

More difficult is drawing out water and trapped moisture from carpets. The task is less complicated than in a private residence since hotel carpeting rarely has a carpet pad underneath. The process takes longer, of course, due to the vast number of rooms and hallways compared to a house. SERVPRO teams begin by opening every door and window in as many rooms and halls as possible. Then, we install box fans to bring in dry, outside air to replace the colder, damp air drawn out by exhaust fans at crucial exit points.

Next, we use extraction wands to lift water from the carpet. These devices are designed to remove water without harming the individual threads of the nape. Technicians inspect each carpet for damage and other signs that water may have gotten underneath them. If necessary, we use space heaters and dehumidifiers to augment the wands and speed up the process by carefully drying the carpet and remove moisture directly from the surrounding air.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

With tourism being such a considerable part of the economy, SERVPRO of Daytona Beach/Port Orange understands how crucial it is to keep open our hotels. If you need our services, call us at (386) 788-0358. We are here for you.

Fire Damage Risk Greatest for Daytona Homes During the Holiday Season

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fireplace with fire and Stockings hanging from the mantle SERVPRO Says Holiday Fire Damage in Daytona Is Common--Be Careful

Smoke Smells in Daytona Are Not Wanted--Call SERVPRO

During the holiday months of November and December, homes in Daytona experience an increased risk of fire damage. Many homeowners use decorations during this time to beautify their homes. Electric lights, candles, and other items come together to create stunning displays.

When these items in a Daytona home malfunction, fire damage can result. A fire might remain isolated in one area, but the smoke can spread widely throughout your home. As it floats through your home, it adheres to anything it touches. On absorbent materials, the particles in the soot begin to penetrate.

SERVPRO technicians know that even surfaces that look clean on the outside can hide soot on the inside. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) works with our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to ensure that we eliminate fire damage at every level and stage affecting your home. Smelling ongoing smoke odors can seriously undermine having a home with no visible traces of the fire. Both aspects require mitigation and skilled professionals who have the experience to work with you until you become satisfied with the results.

At SERVPRO, we take it very seriously when a home suffers fire damage. We know that hidden problems often exist, and know that these can surface later when you least expect them. We can help eliminate these before they become problematic for your family. One such problem is that with increased humidity and warmth, such as in the summer, areas that seemed free of odors once again begin to produce odors after a mid-winter fire. This is because the remaining particles become more active in heat and elevated humidity. We can help ensure that these areas receive additional care, so they revert to a non-odorous state again.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange wants to help the area's families enjoy their homes year-round. Because of this, our number, (386) 788-0358, is always answered, day or night, every day of the year. Emergencies never follow a schedule and can happen at any time. Call us for all your smoke and fire damage needs, and we can begin mitigation quickly, so your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

What should I do when my property in Daytona Beach is affected by water damage?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Will Get You Back into Your Home After Water Damage

When water damage impacts your home in Daytona Beach, FL immediately addressing the issue is important. Once the initial damage has occurred, water can make its way into the structure of your property. If not acted upon quickly, the result can be extensive structural damage coupled with the onset of mold and mildew. However, immediately reacting to the water damage can help limit secondary water damage. This will save you not only time and money, but also precious possessions. To expedite the remediation process contact a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why attaining professional assistance is important by reviewing this short outline:

Water Damage: A Brief Overview

Water damage is the result when your property is impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or tornado. Water damage can also occur due to household issues like leaky faucets or pipes that burst. Causing structural damage to your property because of unwanted water intrusion can generate a number of other challenges:

  • Poor air quality
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Humid atmosphere
  • Unpleasant odors that permeate your ceilings, floors, and walls
  • Damage or loss of furnishings, art, electronics and more

Mitigate the loss of possessions and structural damage by getting SERVPRO to begin water removal and cleanup as soon as possible.

Why You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

Calling a specialist as soon as your property is impacted by water damage is important for many reasons. First, SERVPRO will perform a thorough assessment of your property to determine the nature and extent of the damage. This work empowers the specialists to develop a detailed, customized clean-up plan that will help optimize and expedite the restoration process. Additionally, SERVPRO can send multiple contractors to your property quickly to start the restoration process.

The Importance Of The Drying Process

After water pumps have removed the standing water, then vacuums, powerful air-moving machines, and dehumidifiers will eliminate the balance of water and moisture. With fast action and the right equipment, you can often lessen the need to replace hardwood floor, carpet, and walls. You can also minimize stains and bad odors that result from mold and mildew.

Acting immediately upon the onslaught of water intrusion is the most important step to take. Calling a team of professional water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO should be done right after reaching out to your insurance company. Here at SERVPRO, we're trained in offering a fast response that helps ensure that your home in Daytona Beach, FL is restored with lightning speed. "Like it never even happened." We're also pleased to provide all of our customers with 24/7 emergency services.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is locally owned and operated. When you have a water or flooding emergency, we’re nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Volusia county community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We proudly serve Ponce Inlet, FL, Port Orange, FL, and surrounding areas.

Call us at: (386) 788-0358

Cleaning the Office After Flooding

5/22/2021 (Permalink)

If your commercial building experiences water damage, you should have a plan for salvaging as much of the contents of your building as you can. Dealing with a flooded company in Daytona Beach, FL, can be stressful, so ease your mind and find a water damage cleaning company you can trust.


One important asset of many commercial office spaces are the electronics. If your space has experienced water damage, you may be tempted to wipe them off and turn them on to check on their status. However, it is very important that you do not turn on any electronics that have gotten wet. This task needs to be left to electronic technicians who know how to safely stop further corrosion and damage by dry cleaning the outside and working their way in. It is possible to salvage:

  • Computers
  • Television sets
  • Printers
  • DVD players


Especially if your records are not backed up digitally, you may have tons of important documents you are concerned about protecting in your flooded company. If your file cabinets have been doused, it is possible to save the papers within. There are various methods, depending on the type of document and the extent of the damage: freezer drying, dehumidification, air drying, vacuum thermal drying and vacuum freeze drying.


When it comes to the hard surfaces of your office, like desks and wood floors, there are many ways to go about cleaning them in the event of a broken pipe or flood. There are sprays, wipes, foams, abrasive methods, immersive methods, dry methods or wet methods, dependent on item and situation. Soft surfaces like carpet and ceiling tiles need to be dried immediately in order to avoid mold.

A flooded company is a company that isn't making any money, so it is in your best interest to get it back on its feet as quickly as you can. The best way to do that is to call in a service that knows what they are doing when it comes to water damage remediation. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358.

Why SERVPRO? Here are 3 reasons why.

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever had fire damage, water damage, storm damage, or mold damage at your home or business and wondered what restoration company should I use, why SERVPRO? Here are 3 reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange versus other local restoration companies. But, there are plenty of more reasons.

1. Proprietary Products

The SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products, LLC., team works diligently to help Franchisees succeed with top-notch cleaning products so we can clean and restore your home or business to make it "Like it never even happened."®

SERVPRO, through SPCP, offers an extensive cleaning product and agent line to the Franchise System. We produce 89 cleaning products on-site year-round. Plus, we have 61 cleaning products from outside vendors. Combined, the SPCP team offers a total of 150 cleaning products to assist our Franchise so we can assist and best serve your residential or commercial property. We make the best products because the heroes at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange believe you deserve the best.

Why is this important? When SERVPRO production crews are out on a job for you, they are likely using SERVPRO’s proprietary products. This allows us to own the cleaning and restoring products by offering an exclusive line available only to SERVPRO customers. The SPCP team motto is, “Supporting Franchises through research, development, testing and production of high-quality cleaning products.

2. Community & Globally Oriented

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is both a community-oriented and globally-oriented company. We love to give back to our community year-round. We do this through a myriad of community efforts, such as Food Pantries, partaking in local events, golf tournaments and more. Get a glimpse at some of those local events here.

We do things on a larger scale, too, such as sponsoring children in third world countries. We understand the importance and impact of giving back. Being community & globally-oriented is one of many reasons we attribute our success to.

We’re a locally owned and operated business, so we live, work, play, and worship in this community, too, just like you.

3. Capacity to Handle All Jobs

No matter the size or extent of damage you have at your commercial or residential property, SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange has the capacity to handle all jobs -- large and small. We have the resources to handle storms and disasters. When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm other local restoration companies. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,800 Franchises. Additionally, we have easy access to Disaster Recovery Teams, which specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.

We have the capacity to handle any of these jobs:

  • Fire damage repair & restoration
  • Water damage repair & restoration
  • Mold remediation & restoration
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet & upholstery
  • Ceilings, floors & walls
  • Odor removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma & crime scene
  • Vandalism & graffiti
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Document restoration

Why SERVPRO? Here are 3 reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange for your next residential or commercial cleanup and/or restoration job: proprietary products, community & globally-oriented and capacity to handle all jobs. Remember, those are just three, but there are a number of other reasons. The next time you need the leading restoration company, simply call (386) 788-0358.

Worried about flood damage affecting your building? Here’s What You Need to Know

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

What To Do When A Storm Is Headed Your Way?

Running a business in Port Orange, FL, requires one to wear many hats, one of which is disaster prevention. When a storm is brewing on the horizon, what can you do to avoid or reduce flood damage from happening? Here’s a couple of tips to get you started:

Get to Know Your Local Area

Some locations are more susceptible to flooding than others, such as neighborhoods located in a valley, at the bottom of a slope or below sea level. This may seem self-explanatory and painfully obvious but you’d be surprised at how many business owners are unaware of how their location could impact their company in the event of a natural disaster. Find out if you are in a flood prone area and plan ahead.

Plan and Prepare with the Right Equipment

There are tons of modern equipment out there that are designed to minimize the impact of flood damage on your building. When in doubt, go with the tried and tested classic: the good ol’ sand bag. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of alternatives out there that are reusable and are easier to transport. However, be sure to do your research before you commit to a purchase. Install storm shutters that are easy and quick to secure and check your electrical equipment to ensure they will be out of reach of flood waters.

Check Your Surroundings

Perhaps the most important part of avoiding storm damage is to look outside your immediate perimeter for things that may encourage floods. This means looking at street drains and storm grates and making sure that they are free of leaves and other debris that inhibit the flow of water. This is easily overlooked in the rush of preparing for an incoming storm and can have a disastrous impact on your safety.

If the weather gets the best of you, there are flood remediation experts in your state that can get your business up and running in no time. Flood damage is no joke, but if you are well prepared you can easily reduce the impact that a storm can have on your business.

Water Damage and Homeowners Insurance

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Homeowner's insurance is useful in times of an emergency. Insurance allows you to avoid having to pay out-of-pocket for expenses that are related to damage to your home. Submitting a claim after your home is damaged by water helps you recover money spent on repairs. However, it is important to know that there are positive and negative points to filing a water damage insurance claim has its good points and bad points.

Water Damage Coverage

Your insurance company covers certain types of water damage. In most instances, the insurance company will cover any damage that is the result of a sudden event. For example, if the broken dishwasher leaks water and causes any water damage, you are covered by your policy. But, any damage that results from a dishwasher that malfunctions because of inadequate maintenance or neglect will not get covered.

No Coverage

An issue that homeowners face that is not covered by a regular homeowner’s insurance policy is flood damage. If a local river overflows and floods your home, the flooding is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. You will need to purchase a separate insurance policy to cover flooding. This type of insurance is advised for anyone living in an area prone to flooding.

Water damage is covered through homeowner’s insurance

Unfortunately, there are some limitations to this coverage. An accident that occurs suddenly will likely get covered. However, flood damage that arises from poor maintenance may not covered by your policy. It is important to know that you may find yourself disagreeing with your insurance company about the nature of your water damage. An incident that you believe is the result of a sudden accident may not get viewed as such by your insurer. Your insurance company may argue that the damage was caused by improper maintenance of your home.

If you need help with flood damage in Daytona Beach, FL call our teams of professionals at (386) 788-0358

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Mold and Hotel Properties

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

We know how serious mold is, especially in your Daytona Beach property

Short-term guests are the staple to many locations along the coast. While you can offer a memorable experience in this limited time frame, you also only have a brief period to make a positive impression. The proper upkeep and maintenance of your facility is vital for this effort and requires routine inspections of potentially problematic areas following all storms the hurricane season has to offer.

Roof vulnerabilities are not always as apparent as business owners might think and hidden leaks or moisture seepage into attics can lead to mold damage for structures. Caring for your bed and breakfast is often the same as the care you must put into a large family home, and the remediation and water damage recovery works similarly. We are qualified professionals capable of handling all phases of remediation and restoration, including being a licensed full-service general contractor.

Because attics do not always get the inspection and assessment that they should throughout the year, moisture and dampness often go unchecked for weeks or longer following substantial storms. When colonization has persisted for this extended period, a degree of controlled deconstruction and later reconstruction is likely necessary.

How your guests perceive this threat is vital to your reputation and continued word-of-mouth and online rating success. Choosing capable remediation professionals like our SERVPRO team ensures that appropriate containment measures get installed and work continues steadily until the threat has been removed.

Your business succeeds by making people feel at home and a situation like mold damage can significantly compromise your ability to achieve this. SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange can help you to get things back to a pre-mold condition and protect your staff and guests from any potential hazards and health effects that could result. Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358

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Why Choose SERVPRO of South Daytona

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

When you heard construction crews were coming into your home to work, you may have the fear of dust going everywhere, debris left behind, unprofessional teams, and jobs not completed in a timely manner. And that is why SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is different. Here are some of the other reasons why we are different:

Our teams are professional and on time.
We cover all areas we are working in to keep dust off and prevent further damage to your items.
Our teams are on call 24/7 to respond to any disasters.
We are certified and carry licenses to ensure your mitigation, remediation, or reconstruction is done correctly.
Our project managers ensure your peace of mind by keeping you updated as we progress.
We work with your insurance and offer a transparent estimate.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is committed to you and making it feel "Like it never even happened."

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Home Electrical Fires

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire in a home happens we always blame it on a item we forgot to turn off. Did you know most of the time that is not the case. Here are some facts about home electrical fires.

Electrical Fire Facts

In 2014-2018, electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 34,000 (10%) reported home structure fires per year. These incidents caused an average of 470 (18%) civilian deaths, 1,100 civilian injuries (10%), and $1.4 billion (19%) in direct property damage annually.
Electrical distribution or lighting equipment ranked first in direct property damage, and third among the major fire causes in the number of home fires, fourth in home fire deaths, and tied for third in home fire injuries.
Wiring and related equipment accounted for 7 percent of all home fires and nine percent of all home fire deaths.
Cords or plugs were involved in only one percent of home fires but seven percent of the deaths. Extension cords dominated the cord or plug category.

Source: NFPA's Applied Research Department
NFPA - Fire Prevention

If you had a home electrical fire call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange.

Our professional teams can help you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Protecting Wood from Water Damage

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

Most houses have wood integrated into their structures in some way or another. Often these wooden parts of the house are used for decks, doors, or garage doors. The problem with wood that is open to the elements is that water damage is always a possibility. Similar to issues with the foundation, if gutters are absent from the building or are defective so that water flows straight down rather than being directed away from the building, the result could be rotting, mold growth, or other problems associated with wood being affected by water.

Keep Outside of the House Clean

When rainwater flows off the roof, it brings with it the mud, sand, and other debris that may have collected on the roof. What fell from the sky as clean water is now dirty water that can leave a trail on the house. The result of this could be the staining of doors, windows, and siding which could negatively affect the look of the house and force you to clean the house more frequently. The primary purpose of gutters is to direct water away from the house so that the water doesn’t flow straight down where it can cause trouble.

By doing this, the water that would have caused these unsightly features will now be directed well away from the house leaving the home with a cleaner outside look.

Escaping a Fire

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Causing more than 2,500 deaths and 12,600 injuries each year in the United States, house fires are extremely dangerous for those that are unprepared for the event. But they are preventable.

To be prepared should a fire occur in your home, it’s important to know what to do:

  • Before a fire
  • During a fire
  • After a fire

To ensure that your family remains safe throughout the ordeal.

It takes just two minutes for a fire to become life-threatening and just five minutes for a residence to become consumed by a fire. While the flames are what most people fear, that’s not what’s most dangerous as the heat and smoke do most of the damage. This is because the inhalation of extremely hot air can sear the lungs. A fire also has the ability to produce poisonous gases that can make you disoriented and drowsy making them all the more dangerous. In fact, the leading cause of fire deaths is asphyxiation which exceeds burns by a three to one ratio.

Preparing for a Fire

To make sure you’re prepared in the event of a fire, there are certain precautionary measures that must be taken to ensure your safety. The most important step is to create an evacuation plan for your family. Every second counts when a home is filling up with smoke so you need to know the fastest way out. Creating a plan and going over it with each member of your family will ensure that everyone can get out safely.

When developing your evacuation plan, make sure that you have two routes to escape each room in case one is blocked. Once your plan is formed, you should practice the plan at least twice a year. Being prepared for a potential fire means making sure that windows aren’t locked, screens can be taken out quickly, and that security bars can be opened. You should also have your family practice feeling around in the dark with their eyes closed replicating the environment they’ll be in if there’s a fire and teach the children not to hide from firefighters who are there to help.

The most important device to making sure you can safety escape a fire is a smoke alarm. Having working smoke alarms will significantly increase your chances of surviving the fire. To make sure that your smoke alarm will alert you of a fire in the home, test the batteries monthly, replace the batteries at least once a year, and replace the smoke alarm every eight to 10 years.

How to Escape a Fire

If a fire does occur in your home, you should escape the building as quickly as possible. However, there are some things you need to remember to safety evacuate. The first step is to get to the floor and crawl to the exit as heavy, toxic smoke and poisonous gases gather initially at the ceiling. When you get to a door, feel the doorknob and door before opening it. If either the doorknob or door is hot, you should leave it closed and go to your alternate way out. You should also leave the door closed if smoke is coming from around it. If you are able to open the door, do so slowly and be ready to shut it quickly should heavy smoke or fire be on the other side.

But what happens if you can’t get out? If the event occurs where you’re trapped in a room, cover the vents and cracks around any doors with cloth or tape to keep any smoke out. Then call the fire department and tell them where you are. You can use a light colored cloth or flashlight to get the attention of the firefighters. If you catch on fire yourself, simply stop, drop, and roll with your hands over your face to put yourself out.

What to Do After a Fire

If you’ve suffered a fire in your home rendering it uninhabitable and you have nowhere to go, contact your local disaster relief service like The Red Cross. If you have fire insurance, call the insurance company for details on protecting your property. You also should contact the professionals at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange to remediate the situation as soon as possible. The sooner they begin the restoration process, the more of your home and possessions will be salvaged.

A house fire is a devastating event that can lead to serious injury or death if you’re not properly prepared. These tips will ensure that you’re prepared for a fire and that you and your family can escape safely.

Broken pipes in your business could permanently close your doors

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

How To Limit the Interruption To Your Business While Dealing With Water Damage

For a commercial property owner, your worst nightmare might go something like this: an event beyond your control, like flooding, forcing your building to shut down causing your business to hemorrhage money and lose out to competitors. If such a disaster were to occur in your Daytona Beach business, would you be prepared?

Short Delay

If a scenario like a broken pipe flooding your commercial building occurs, you're going to need time to restore your property. Unfortunately, this could halt or slow down your operation for a period of time. However, there are ways you can try to expedite this process:

  • Turn off your water so the damage does not spread.
  • Ventilate the area - open windows or use fans if electricity is safe.
  • Remove as much damaged content as possible to begin drying elsewhere.
  • Find a water damage remediation company that can do everything - a one-stop-shop.

Insurance Coverage

When you are forced to close down your business because your premises are too damaged from flooding or water damage, you may lose out on income and opportunity. Despite this, you will probably continue to have expenses related to the building, such as utilities or maintenance staff. Luckily, you can add insurance coverage to your existing policy to compensate for these expenses and the value of the income you would have made if your business were still open. Be sure to clarify with your provider the amount of time you would be covered for - you probably want more than a few days.

Alternate Space

Large water damage can put you out of commission for a long time. One way around this is to find somewhere else to operate while the repairs and underway. Depending on your needs and how much of your equipment is available, you could temporarily rent a space to continue as much of your correspondence and dealings as possible.

To ensure your business is up and running as soon as possible, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange immediately at (386) 788-0358!

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Three Things You Should Know if Your Building is Damaged By Flood Water

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

During a storm in Daytona Beach, FL, it is possible that your building may be damaged by flood water if the weather becomes severe. Because this is not quite the same as other water damage, you may be unsure of how to deal with it. The following is some information about this type of water that might be helpful to you.

1. Why is a Flood Different From Other Water Damage?

The reason that flood water is different from others is largely due to how it accumulates. While most water damage, such as that from leaks or broken pipes, comes from above, the water in a flood rises from the ground. As it does, it becomes category 3 water.

2. What is Category 3 Water?

When it comes to water contamination, there are three categories. Category 3 or black water, which includes water from a flood, has the highest levels of contamination. Because this water comes up from the ground, it mixes with dirt, debris and sewage. When this happens, it begins to carry waste, bacteria and harmful chemicals that can be hazardous to your health.

3. How Should You Handle It?

Because flood water is highly contaminated, it is not a good idea to try removing it on your own. Instead, you should hire a professional to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building. Any food or beverages that have been in contact with this water should be thrown away as they are no longer safe to consume. Protective gear should be worn at all times while handling category 3 water.

If your building has been affected by water or storm damage of any kind, you should have it taken care of right away to prevent it from becoming worse. If allowed to sit, moisture can contribute to mold growth and can cause materials to weaken. A professional cleanup and restoration company can sanitize the area, perform necessary repairs and salvage many affected items.

2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show in Port Orange, FL

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

The crew at SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show!

Local South Daytona and Port Orange, FL Residents Can Enjoy a First-Hand Look at a Broad Range of Stunning Vehicles

Put on by the Epiphany Knights of Columbus, the 2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show is a must-see for all motorized vehicle enthusiasts in and around the Port Orange and South Daytona, FL, areas. This is a show open to all ages and set to be fun for all in attendance.

    •    Food and music
    •    Door prizes
    •    50/50 raffles
    •    Trophies for best vehicles in attendance
    •    Free general admission
    •    Location: 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, FL

Any proceeds from donations and raffle entries will support various charities via the Knights of Columbus Council, including Youth Ministries, the Epiphany Food Pantry, and more.

After a storm, you may find yourself looking for skilled technicians to assist with flood drying to restore your business or home to preloss condition. You can count on SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange to be there at a moment’s notice. We have crews on standby and ready to get to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day – give us a call at (386) 788-0358, and we dispatch a Green Fleet within hours.

Adobe Photoshop-1 Training Courses for South Daytona Residents

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

The best option for your flood damaged home is the crew at SERVPRO.

Learn Adobe Photoshop from the Comfort of Your South Daytona Home

Starting on November 21st, 2020, immerse yourself in the world of Adobe Photoshop-1 while taking online training sessions. This is a four-weekend training course that includes 16 hours of learning spanning eight two-hour sessions, with two sessions per weekend over the four weeks. This program includes:

    •    Training materials as well as a variety of cloud-based resources and instructor handouts
    •    Hands-on lab exercises
    •    Instructor guided training
    •    Real-life scenarios and more

The early-bird cost for this online training course is $400; the general admission cost is $500. These prices do not include additional ticket processing fees. The time for these sessions beginning on November 21st is 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EST.

Do you need help with rapid stormwater flooding cleanup to handle debris and water damage within your home or business? The team at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is available 24/7 for emergency cleanup services. Contact us today at (386) 788-0358, and we will send out a crew as soon as possible. When we are finished with your project, everything will be “Like it never even happened.”

Debris Left After a Fire Incident is Often Cumbersome and Difficult for South Daytona Homeowners to Handle Alone

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the best option to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

South Daytona Property Owners Count on SERVPRO to Execute Careful Fire Debris Cleanup

While South Daytona, FL, may be considered smaller than most cities within the state, this region is known for vast possibilities and a whole lot of personality. This is a business-friendly city bordering the beautiful Halifax River that became incorporated back in 1951.

South Daytona got its start as the town of Blake, which got its name from a businessman by the name of Alpheus P. Blake. The small town was made up of about 40 families before other non-resident property owners began moving here to engage in vegetable gardening and orange grove cultivation. Starting in 1926, the towns of Seabreeze, Daytona, and Daytona Beach consolidated to form Daytona Beach. From there, adjacent territories like Blake were annexed. This led to Blake's movement to break away from Daytona Beach in 1938, where it then took on the name of South Daytona.

Due to the proximity to the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean, South Daytona, FL, is well known as a destination for many travelers looking to take in a little bit of sun and sand. With more than eight million visitors enjoying local resorts and attractions each year, it is easy to see that this region is truly thriving. South Daytona is filled with:

    •    Stunning public parks
    •    Unique dining opportunities
    •    Picturesque residential areas
    •    Renowned schools
    •    Abundant shopping locations
    •    Incredible historical sites and much more

Whether you are looking to take in some of the awe-inspiring landscaping of South Daytona or you want to try some new-to-you foods, there is never a shortage of arts, entertainment, hiking, and more. Some of the top local attractions in the area include:

    •    Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum of Racing History: This incredible museum dives into the long history of NASCAR in the region. Visitors have the unique opportunity to learn all about racing legends throughout the years – including vintage race cars, artifacts, photos, and occasional special guests scheduled during Speed Week.
    •    Magnolia Park: When you want a peaceful place to read a book or somewhere to let the kids get some exercise, Magnolia Park is the perfect destination. This local South Daytona staple includes a fun turtle pond, a playground for little ones, and lovely walking trails.
    •    Daytona Ice Arena: Do you want a place to skate and enjoy time with your family or friends? The Daytona Ice Arena offers skating classes, specials for families, public skating, birthday parties, and group events.
    •    Amazing Dining Locations: From authentic pizzerias to old-school diners, there is never a shortage of tastes and flavors to explore. Whether you would like to go out on a food crawl when spending time with friends or you want to experience cuisine you have never tried before, South Daytona, FL, has restaurants and eateries for everyone.
    •    Various Fishing Opportunities: If you are a seasoned fishing enthusiast or are looking to dip in your toes, this region is loaded with numerous opportunities. From fishing excursions on chartered boats or renting your own to get out on the water, or heading off to the wharf or boardwalk – you will find no shortage of opportunities to enjoy.

Caring for the Community – The South Daytona Fire Department
When it comes to fire and rescue services, the South Daytona Fire Department takes their job and involvement with the local community very seriously. They work tirelessly to ensure residents and business owners have the prompt action required whenever a fire breaks out on their property. Additionally, there is an ongoing effort to educate the general public on fire safety and prevention to keep the community safe as a whole.

In order to keep up with the need for first responders and emergency personnel in the area, there are teams on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes a united front of over a dozen career firefighters to aid with fire suppression and units for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). The South Daytona Fire Department has two Class A Fire Pumpers in operation and a Battalion vehicle and Inspector's vehicle.

By working in conjunction with fire restoration professionals like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, local South Daytona, FL, residents have the peace of mind in knowing that they have the help they need whenever disaster strikes. As a locally-owned restoration company, crews are available to residents for everything from fire debris cleanup and smoke and odor control to assistance with mold remediation, flooding, and water-related emergencies.

Whether you run a business or a homeowner making a life in the area, the team at SERVPRO has all of the skills and specialized training through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Why Call SERVPRO Fire Debris Cleanup and How Does it Fit into the Restoration Process After an Incident in South Daytona?
Your South Daytona home contains a vast amount of possessions, but you also have numerous building materials and structural elements that suffered damage during a fire. When you contact the SERVPRO team, we handle all debris removal as part of our restoration process to ensure your home gets back to preloss condition.

We always work to restore rather than replace, but there are many instances when we need to handle massive fire debris cleanup in South Daytona. Our technicians take the time to determine what can get cleaned and what must be disposed of as we go through the initial assessment phases. Using our proven methods and advanced equipment, we can restore items like:

    •    Keepsakes and valuables
    •    Draperies, clothing, and linens
    •    Photographs, art supplies, and documents
    •    Textiles, carpeting, and rugs
    •    Furnishings, appliances, and cabinetry

Items that took on extensive physical damage may get deemed unsalvageable. Everything gets inventoried before disposal for your records, including detailed information for your insurance provider to go with your claim.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is the team to call when you need reliable fire debris cleanup. Call (386) 788-0358 to have a crew dispatched to your property to initiate the assessment and restoration after a fire.

Where Can Property Owners Seek Restoration Help When Flood Damage Caused by Heavy Rains Occurs?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Storms are frequent in our area. Should water enter your home, call SERVPRO today!

They Can Enlist the Services of Professional Restorers in South Daytona to Perform Flood Damage Restoration.

Dealing with excess water can be a challenge for property owners since one cannot tell how far the damage has spread. Building materials and furnishings absorb moisture, which can cause mold growth and significant property damage. Fortunately, if you contact professional restorers in South Daytona immediately after the water loss incident occurs, you can prevent more damage from taking place.

When should property owners call restorers?

It is essential to hire professionals immediately you notice flood damage in your South Daytona property. Secondary damages such as mold growth begin to occur within 24 to 48 hours in dark places. Mold can cause health issues to the property's residents.

Delaying restoration for more than 48 hours can lead to costly damages, including compromised structural integrity. Odors may linger in the property, and wooden surfaces may begin to warp and rot.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Hiring certified restorers to handle the restoration process is the best way to deal with flood damage swiftly. We have the experience and expertise needed to restore your property and ensure no further issues arise. When you hire our firm, this is what to expect:

  • A trained, certified, and insured team of professionals that responds fast to our customers' emergency
  • Equipped with innovative equipment and tools, we can evaluate the flood damage to determine the most suitable restoration techniques.
  • Go through insurance information and provide an obligation-free estimate.

Do you disinfect the affected property?

Our technicians understand that floodwater may contain hazardous contaminants. We can use sporicidin, a disinfectant that destroys 99 percent of bacteria on surfaces. To ensure the effective application of the product on the affected surfaces, we can use a pressure sprayer. The product leaves the affected area free from microorganisms.   

How do you dry a flooded property?

To speed up the drying process, our technicians use advanced equipment to extract excess water. Since the moisture left behind can cause more damage, we can use several venting box fans to remove it, depending on the damage's intensity. The equipment moves larger volumes of outdoor air into the affected area. The dry outdoor air replaces the humid air in the property, leading to a high evaporation rate. The equipment also helps in removing odors from the property.

To maintain the value of your property, ensure flood damage restoration begins within 24 hours. Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for an effective repair. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Water Cause Permanent Harm to Carpets in Your Port Orange Home?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

If a water intrusion event threatens the textiles in your home, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358.

Professional Services Can Help Protect Carpets after Water Exposure. SERVPRO is an Elite Restoration Company for Water Cleanup in Port Orange.

What is bonnet cleaning for carpets?
Water exposure can cause soiling or flatten the carpets in your Port Orange home. One method of restoring a carpet that is exposed to moisture is by bonnet cleaning. This method uses a rotary machine to buffer the top of the carpet rapidly. SERVPRO technicians may need to prepare the carpet before using this method by removing spots or stains and vacuuming first. The goal of using a rotary machine is to fluff the fibers of a rug, which can become compressed by water exposure and foot traffic. After applying a cleaning solution, our technicians can then use a rotary machine to perform the bonnet carpet cleaning.

What items are needed to perform bonnet cleaning?
    •    A mixed solution of bonnet brite cleaning agent and pump-up sprayer to disperse the solution
    •    A rotary machine fitted with a cotton or polypropylene pad.
    •    Vacuum cleaner to prepare the surface before and remove any loose fibers

Are thicker carpets harder to clean after water intrusion?
A thick carpet can limit water cleanup options in your Port Orange home. These may include shag or Berber carpeting. SERVPRO technicians may also need to inspect a rug for signs of delamination before applying a cleaning agent. The trick to avoiding secondary damages is by keeping the roto machine continually moving across the carpet so that the high speeds of rotation do not destroy carpet fibers. The follow up to cleaning carpets is usually to groom the carpet, allowing air circulation into the fibers and further fluffing the textile.

What are the precautions for using carpet cleaning agents in water-damaged homes?
    •    Avoid direct contact between solution and baseboard or paintwork
    •    Use chemical resistant gloves and splash goggles when mixing the cleaning solution.
    •    Keep agitative equipment in constant movement across the carpet.

If a water intrusion event threatens the textiles in your home, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358.

What Does Fire Cleanup Involve?

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's advanced equipment like this ozone machine help eliminate smoke odors from South Daytona house fires

Fire Restoration by SERVPRO Includes State of the Art Tools and Methods to Bring Your South Daytona Property Back to Pre-Fire Condition

Due to the nature of fire cleanup, this is rarely a type of project to handle on your own. Flames from the blazing heat and melt plastics, while burnt materials leave corrosive soot and smoke residue behind. Damage from a fire brings tremendous loss, big or small, which can be a significant task to handle alone. Contacting reliable restoration technicians at SERVPRO ensures your South Daytona home gets the individualized attention that it deserves.

Restoration to Pre-Loss Condition

Once called, our team works quickly to facilitate fire restoration in South Daytona. The faster we can get in to start working, the better our chances of cutting back on the secondary damage to save both time and money. We have all of the experience, skills, and tools necessary to handle the job. Alone with our expertise, the equipment and tools at our disposal make the cleanup and restoration go even faster.

How Does Restoration Work?

To fully restore your interior and all of your belongings, it calls for proven methods and detailed planning. We tailor our cleanup and restoration to your unique situation to get the job done quickly. A simplified outline of our process includes:

  • Tarping and Board Up Services – We respond to your property within as little as a few hours after your call. We can board up any of the broken windows or doors and help to limit access while preventing exposure to the elements and vandalism.
  • Inspection and Assessment – We carefully inspect your home to determine each area of fire damage. We then put together an estimate and timeline for the restoration.
  • Cleanup – Once we start the cleanup process, we take care of debris and charred structural materials, followed by smoke and soot removal.
  • Deodorization – Our skilled team uses specialized ozone treatments in extreme cases, cleaning agents, and various products to battle odorous particles and help deodorize your interior.
  • Controlled Demolition and Restoration – Personal items get cleaned and inventoried or packed-out as needed. Any areas where building materials got removed will get addressed, and all-new materials installed. Everything gets done to ensure your South Daytona property is “Like it never even happened."

How Do You Handle Air Quality?

Throughout the fire restoration process, our crew utilizes a wide variety of tools, many of which deal with indoor air quality (IAQ). The air throughout your home can be in rough shape after a fire, so when we begin the damage cleanup, we bring in various commercial-grade equipment to work on drying and odor removal, such as:

  • Air movers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Dehumidifiers

In certain situations, we may use what is known as an ultra-low volume (ULV) fogger. This equipment deodorizes your interior thoroughly after a fire. It works by taking solvent-based deodorizers and vaporizing them. This vapor can reach into smaller cracks and crevices where odorous particles might be lurking.

What If There Is Water Damage Too?

Whenever your interior gets flooded with water during a fire, either from a burst pipe or hoses from firefighter’s extinguishing the blaze, water removal is necessary. Our skilled IICRC-certified technicians also use pumps and extraction tools to pull up all standing water and moisture from your property.

What About All the Soot?

Fires produce a tremendous amount of soot, so our technicians use an assortment of tools and equipment to remove soot and smoke residue from all surfaces. We also have a range of cleaning actions that we use depending on the type of soiling and the materials in question. This works on the idea that ‘like dissolves like,’ which includes:

  • Mechanical Action: We often use agitation as a way to dislodge soils from whatever surfaces in question safely.
  • Lubrication: By making something slippery with lubricant, our technicians can break the bond between the soils and the surfaces.
  • Chemical Action: This gets used to help in situations where a substance is altered or changed by another substance. We can apply cleaning products to surfaces to help alter the residue for easier cleaning.
  • Suspension and Dispersion: SERVPRO uses this method often for helping to loosen soils followed by suspending and dispersing while using a cleaning product.

In fire restoration situations where there is a lot of dry particles present, our technicians may be able to remove them by using dry brushes and vacuums. We always try to vacuum up dry soiling whenever possible before attempting any wet cleaning products. Applying wet products and introducing moisture could cause the soiling to become further embedded, making it more difficult for removal.

While the process of fire restoration may be time-consuming and complex, you can always trust SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange to get the job done right the first time. Call (386) 788-0358 to have a crew dispatched to your property. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Else Do Fire Damage Restoration Services in Daytona Beach Help Hotel Facilities Apart From Fixing Damages?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange tackles all aspects of a fire loss incident, “Like it never even happened.”

Management of the Loss Site Is One of the Key Roles SERVPRO Plays during Fire Damage Restoration in Daytona Beach Business Facilities

When a fire breaks out at your hotel, you have to fix the damages and take care of other logistical issues. In many cases, closing down and sending your staff and customers temporarily away is inevitable to give space to those doing the restoration. However, logistical aspects of the restoration can still cause problems. When SERVPRO manages restoration at your Daytona Beach facility, you do not have to worry about such challenges.

What are some necessary steps that fall under management of fire loss sites?
Before you embark on fire damage restoration at your Daytona Beach hotel, you might need to perform some checks or take some preparatory steps. While such steps may not fix the damage, they can reveal useful information or help prevent some adverse outcomes. A few examples of such steps that our SERVPRO technicians undertake include:
    •    Checking electrical safety issues like frayed or bare wires
    •    Confirming physical integrity of structural components
    •    Restoring heat to the structure
    •    Boarding up any openings in the structure

Various aspects of the fire incident, including the flames, heat, and water used to quell the flames, as well as the accumulation of corrosive elements such as soot, can affect your electrical cables, sockets, and other installations. Flames and water exposure can also weaken structural supports. Starting restoration processes without inspecting the structure can pose risks to those doing restoration.  Our SERVPRO technicians perform various checks, including:
    •    Checking the level of charring using char depth gauges
    •    Using circuit checkers to confirm there are no short-circuits
    •    Checking moisture levels in structural supports using moisture meters

What restorative role does heating play in a burnt structure?
Maintaining ideal temperature levels in a structure after fire damage can help protect the contents. For instance, the high humidity in the air from the water spilled during fire suppression can damage television sets and other electronics by corroding internal parts. Heating helps keep them from cooling to the dew point, thus avoiding such damage.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange tackles all aspects of a fire loss incident, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (386) 788-0358.

Is it Possible to Rid Mold from a Home?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says--Don't Procrastinate when mold appears in your South Daytona Home--Call us fast for remediation and damage mitigation

To Restore Your South Daytona After a Mold Infestation, Call SERVPRO

Why SERVPRO? How Badly Can Mold Damage My Home?

An active infestation of mold spores can penetrate the wood, drywall, and even the carpets of your home in South Daytona. Expert mold removal by SERVPRO requires stopping active mold growth, removing most spores, and reducing the risk of future infestations.

Can’t SERVPRO Eliminate Mold in My Home?

Not completely. Mold spores are nearly as common as dust. Usually, they are dormant, which means they are not growing or a threat. In a South Daytona property mold spores can start germinating with only a few drops of water, developing further, then extending hyphae to search for more water and a source of food, which almost every type of building material in the structure.

Our technicians begin restoration by determining the extent of the growth. That includes finding any nearby water and removing it with cloths and sponges, using extraction wands for larger pools and puddles, halting growth.

Next, they remove the visible mold colonies from affected surfaces with dry or damp sponges. If the mold layers are very thick, technicians use hand-scrapers and an antimicrobial cleaner to loosen them. If the hyphae had time to penetrate the surface of wall framing, for example, technicians can use hand-sanders to scrape off the top layers to get to the mold. For hyphae deeper into the wood, we have an additional option of a soda-blasting machine to remove them.

After removal, technicians spray an antimicrobial agent over the affected surfaces to reduce the risk of returning mold. Once it dries, they check for water and active mold.

Are There Other Risks About Mold

In some people, mold can cause health effects. These are rare occurrences, and SERVPRO technicians concentrate strictly on the physical damage.

To get started with your home here or in Daytona Beach, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for your mold restoration needs. We are here for you and your family.

How Does Water Get Removed from Different Materials in South Daytona?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

We always seek to restore your South Daytona home over the replacement of materials, so understanding how to dry exposed elements can make this process successful.

As overwhelming as a water disaster might seem in your South Daytona home or business, swift action from professional water restoration companies like our SERVPRO team can help. We approach every emergency with the urgency it is due, as standing water and exposure can irreparably harm structural elements and contents of the house. While some of the restorations for exposed materials can happen without much trouble, several construction choices have a rigid restoration timeline.

Homes are not constructed with a single type of material, meaning that the water damage restoration for South Daytona properties involves multiple approaches, equipment, and strategies. The way that wall systems get dried and restored varies from the damage that flooring materials might endure after prolonged exposure. Despite the changes in how we address and overcome drying obstacles in a property after a disaster, we must evaluate and assess impacted structural elements with the same categorizing factors. These include the porosity of the material, the steps for drying it, and at what point controlled demolition becomes inevitable.

How Does Drywall Become Damaged?
Because of its typical use in modern homes, drywall is often one of the universally exposed construction materials in both residences and businesses. While internal elements like the framing might change with commercial construction, drywall is the cheapest wall surface that can be painted or covered to the preferences of the owner. With how easily gypsum can fall victim to pooling water or heightened moisture contents, it is critical to understand the best approach to protect these materials when possible and the rest of the structure when it is not.

    •    Porosity/Permeance – In the realm of construction materials, drywall is among the most porous and able to pass water. This high porosity means that complete exposure and eventual oversaturation can happen on a short timetable.
    •    Drying – If it is deemed possible to dry out sheetrock after exposure, this often happens with centrifugal air movers positioned at the problem areas.
    •    Controlled Demolition – Drywall is often removed after exposure because this is a low-cost material. It usually costs more to attempt to restore it and clean it than it would to replace it with a new sheet.

Can Carpeted Floors Get Successfully Dried?
Carpets are also a staple of modern construction for their feel and look in the living space. Water damage occurring around these materials can show the high sensitivities of carpet materials to pooling water and moisture concerns. Evaluating the likelihood of removing this water damage before irreparable harm occurs saves time for restoration and recovery.

    •    Porosity/Permeance – Carpets are hygroscopic materials, meaning that they are immediately impacted by water exposure and can absorb water vapor in the air.
    •    Drying – When the drying process begins quickly, hygroscopic materials are among the first to recover when irreversible damages have not already taken place.
    •    Controlled Demolition – The need for controlled demolition might not always exist for the upper surface layer. The carpet itself is more resilient to damage and drying than the padding underneath.

Do Wooden Elements Like Flooring and Framing Fair Better?
Wood is not impermeable, so this material can also show signs of damage and harm after exposure to water damage effects. Because many water disasters begin in structural cavities, framing can often become exposed to water before flooring materials or drywall.

    •    Porosity/Permeance - Wood in either flooring or framework is considered semi-porous. While these surfaces do not absorb moisture as fast as carpets and sheetrock, they can experience the same absolute damages.
    •    Drying – For flooring that becomes damaged by exposure of standing water, we can remove surface threats with squeegee wands and extractors. Pulling moisture from the flooring or framing involves drying mats, air movers, and dehumidifiers.
    •    Controlled Demolition – If approached quickly enough by our qualified SERVPRO team, controlled demolition is not often necessary. Prolonged exposure can lead to warping and distortion of the wood, which requires removal and replacement.

Do Unfinished Materials Become Damaged Faster?
When damage to unfinished materials like the framing and plywood in an attic or supports in a basement becomes exposed to water and vapor, they can be more readily damaged. Without treatments or coverings for the materials, such as a finish on wood flooring, you have no vapor barriers to protect the material substrate, so absorption and subsequent damage occurs at a more accelerated rate.

Understanding how different materials get dried and protected after a disaster ensures that professionals like our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange are doing the most to restore and repair the property. Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

Is SERVPRO a Good Water Damage Restoration Service For South Daytona?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO prove your water damage is safe with us.

SERVPRO is One of the Better Water Damage Restoration Companies in South Daytona.

Although several local companies restore water damage in South Daytona, few do the job as well as SERVPRO.  This effectiveness is due to our extensive training, experience, and dedication to customer satisfaction.

We consider ourselves to be more than just an impersonal South Daytona water damage restoration business.  Our skilled professionals are members of the community and truly want to help their fellow neighbors recover from the effects of leaks and other water issues.  This mindset and intense dedication to customers has been illustrated in various ways over the years, including by:

  • Our high customer satisfaction ratings on Facebook and Google Reviews; currently 5-stars and 4-stars, respectively
  • The several exceedingly positive testimonials satisfied customers have left on the company’s website
  • Our strong reputation in the local community for fast, quality service
  • The many Gold and Silver awards our franchise has received from SERVPRO’s head office for its strong sales performance

Through our interactions with the local community and all those we do business with, we have developed a reputation for being trustworthy, caring, and committed to professional excellence.

What Advanced Water Damage Restoration Expertise Do SERVPRO Technicians Have?

Company technicians receive a great deal of restoration industry training and accumulate impressive amounts of hands-on experience.  They hold certifications from the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in such areas as water damage restoration, applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, carpet cleaning, upholstery & fabric cleaning, carpet repair & reinstallation, and odor control.  Their advanced knowledge and skills in restoring water damage have been recognized by the IICRC.  The organization has awarded them the distinction of being “master water restorers.”

Regardless of what causes your water damage, rest assured that there is a friendly neighborhood service that can help you restore it.  In the event of leaks or other water issues, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for help.

How Does Flood Cleanup Work?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage can result anywhere in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Has Proven Flood Damage Techniques to Execute Prompt, Reliable Restoration of Your South Daytona Property.

Storms in the South Daytona area can bring on excess wind and rain, which often leads to flooding. The water from a storm brings contamination, soiling, and much cleanup if it makes its way inside your home. Calling in SERVPRO helps ensure you limit the loss and restore your interior back to pre-flood condition faster. We are ready to work and available to respond in as little as four hours from your initial call. Our team always arrives with the latest equipment and techniques to ensure the job gets done right the first time.

How Does Restoration Begin?

Flood damage in South Daytona should get addressed as soon as possible. Once you go past the 24 to 48-hour mark, you can run into a wide variety of secondary damages:

  • Water migrating away from the flood-loss zone, creating hidden moisture pockets
  • Deterioration of various materials from extended moisture exposure
  • Potential microbial growth and mold development

Will Work Commence Within the Timeframe?

SERVPRO is available 24/7 for rapid flood damage service, ensuring you have the team and technology on your side. We know that time is of the essence, so we arrive fast, develop a plan, and begin executing it as soon as possible. Throughout the cleanup, water removal, and drying, we adjust our equipment accordingly to achieve the best results while working to meet our goals. 

The severity of the flooding in your home and the type of water are significant factors in how we proceed. We always work to:

  • Carefully scope the loss to select the right tools and methods
  • Remove materials and contents from the flood zone
  • Extract all standing water and remove all debris
  • Finish up all impacted areas with proper cleaning and disinfection with EPA-registered products

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is here to ensure your flood damage is taken care of promptly. Call (386) 788-0358, and we send out a team to get started fast.

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Things are Getting Complicated -- Who Can Help with Unexpected Issues During Fire Damage Restoration in Daytona Beach?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage can leave hazards material left over in your home. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage restoration and remediation to get rid of the material.

SERVPRO Is a Full-Service Fire Restoration Company, Ready to Help with Routine and Advanced Mitigation and Remediation Issues for Dayton Beach Residents

Disasters can reveal some secrets within the structure of your that require special handling. When a fire damages your Daytona Beach house hazardous materials you might have been unaware were inside your dwelling can become an issue. When you are already dealing with an unsafe and chaotic situation, discovering additional serious problems can be overwhelming. Some biohazards like lead, asbestos, and mold might require specialized and licensed technicians to remove them. If the fire damage company you hire has advanced certifications, you avoid seeking out and hiring additional contractors.

I Was Not Prepared for the Vast Quantity of Water After Fire Damage -- Who Helps with This?

When you hire SERVPRO to help with fire damage restoration in your Daytona Beach home, you also gain access to our highly-qualified water removal and structural drying team. Our managers and technicians train with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the restoration industry-standard developers. Many of our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) also hold a Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) certification. Our technical resources allow us to safely manage the contaminated firefighting water before moving on to clean up of fire residues and deodorization.

You Mentioned Biohazards -- How Does the Team Handle These Concerns?

If we discover dangerous materials during scoping of the job or as we begin to complete tasks, our specialized crews arrive to take charge of these significant roadblocks to the overall project. The risks associated with mold damage, asbestos, and lead-based paint must resolve swiftly. Exposure can cause immediate as well as long term health issues. Both federal and state regulatory agencies have specific directives for abating the risks. Typically the remediation of a biohazard includes:

  • Locating all of the hazardous material
  • Containing the materials pursuant to best practices and applicable regulations
  • Disposing of the materials and any contaminated structural components and contents according to hazardous waste protocols

Are "Normal" Fire Debris Also Hazardous?

When the flames and the fire's heat moved through your Daytona Beach home, the fuel was everyday building components and contents. When these materials combust, a broad range of toxic gasses and particulates result as the structure and items undergo chemical transformations. The soot covering every surface and the chunks of charred materials are hazardous, containing known carcinogens and irritants. Our crews move through your home, collecting and bagging the debris and cleaning the residue-covered surfaces with propriety cleaning products and tools matched to each type of residue and surface.

How Do Restoration Companies Protect and Improve Air Quality?

During a residential fire in your Daytona Beach home smoke billows, a combination of volatile gasses, water vapor, and soot, which is the incompletely combusted remains of the materials burned. The fine but abrasive particles can remain airborne for quite a while before settling. Capturing the soot in the air is a proactive way to not only reduce the residue that coats surfaces but also to get ahead on odor control. It is common for us to use these chambers during biohazard containment as well. We use the following strategies to attempt to clear the air:

  • We wrap the affected areas in 1.6 mil polypropylene -- conduit is used to support the heavy-duty plastic creating the smaller areas
  • We employ negative pressure air scrubbers inside the chambers to seal the perimeter of the "room" and force the contaminated air through HEPA filters before exhausting the filtered air to the outdoors

What Is the Process for Restoration of Residue-Encrusted Surfaces?

Building materials affected by soot undergo an evaluation that considers the type of soot and the durability of the surface. Our technicians then choose an appropriate cleaning product (oil or water-based) and a method to loosen the residues, so they suspend in a solution for rinsing or wiping away. We take care to adjust the agitation and abrasion level to ensure the cleaning process does not damage the surface. Other adjustments include the temperature of the cleaning product and the dwell time. If the soot-covered item is loose or can be detached, we consider the use of immersion or ultrasonic cleaning in tanks at our production facility.

Have confidence in the comprehensive training, experience, and customer service SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange brings to every fire damage restoration project, including yours. Call (386) 788-0358 with a timeline for when the firefighters will be leaving the scene so we can be ready.

Contractor Licenses:

Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License

Biohazard: 64-64-1785570

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Mold After a Pipe Leak?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation for South Daytona Commercial Enterprises

SERVPRO technicians bring their experience and advanced remediation methods to your South Daytona business property

A slow leak can leave a complicated mess to clean up in your business property. When the water damage includes mold colonies, it can create an unhealthy environment and needs professional remediation to ensure the property gets the colonies removed.

What are the Signs My Business Needs Commercial Mold Removal? 

Even when the colonies reside behind the walls or under floors in your South Daytona business, the need for mold removal has clues to announce its presence, such as:  

  • A musty odor
  • Staining on sheetrock
  • Visible mold colonies in the vicinity on walls, paper or wood

The techs scope the property to determine the loss area to inhibit the spread of any airborne spores that get disturbed during the abatement process. With their mold remediation: #MRSR515 certification, the technicians understand the nuances of safe handling of both building materials and contents.

Packout of Undamaged Stock Items

If there are boxes, papers or items in storage within the loss area, it is a common practice for SERVPRO techs to remove the item and put them in a secure area until the mitigation process completes. Any removed articles get returned to their precise placement once the restoration services complete.

It is easy to miss a slow leak in a commercial property when regular inspections do not get done. Once a moist environment gets established, naturally occurring mold spores can germinate and spread throughout the area. The techs can discover the area that requires treatment using their moisture detection equipment, and limit the amount of controlled demo needed to lessen the repairs to get the business ready to reopen. Let's get you back in business.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 is ready to help local properties with any size commercial mold removal. The techs use the latest equipment and advanced methods to restore your property to its preloss condition.

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Flames Engulfed My Property and I Have to Handle the Fire Damage. Where Should I Seek Help?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

Seek Professional Help from SERVPRO to Deal With the Fire Damage in Your Port Orange Residence

The sad thing about a fire is that even firefighters extinguish it, damage can continue occurring in your Port Orange residence. Mold may grow in 24 to 48 hours because of the water used to fight the blaze, odors may persist, and smoke and soot residues can discolor various surfaces. Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians can prevent these damages from taking place if you contact us on time.

Why should I choose SERVPRO?  

Not every fire restoration company can handle the fire damage in your Port Orange home quickly and efficiently. We have a licensed and certified team of technicians who have the expertise required to handle fire loss incidents of any magnitude. With decades of experience, training, advanced equipment, and products, we can restore your property to its pre-emergency state. We follow the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) during the restoration process. Our restoration process involves:

Soot and smoke residue removal

Water damage restoration



We understand that fire damage is an emergency that requires prompt attention. Our 24-hour response team responds quickly when we receive an emergency call. We perform a thorough assessment to ensure a property is safe to enter before we start the restoration process.

How can you clean the affected surfaces?

Before we clean the structures of a home, we perform tests to determine which cleaning method is appropriate. This means the technique that can eliminate residues from the surfaces or materials without ruining them. Our SERVPRO team categorizes materials as washable or non-washable. We clean washable materials using water-based cleaners. We use dry-cleaning methods to clean non-washable surfaces and materials.

We can use liquid crème cleaners such as stain scrub to remove debris on high-gloss surfaces. The product contains a mild abrasive, which cannot damage the surface. For high-gloss surfaces, we can use a damp sponge. We can rub the surfaces gently to avoid scratching them.   

What about my flooring?

Due to extreme temperatures during the fire, plastic materials can melt and stick on your flooring and walls. Removing the melted plastic is difficult without proper equipment and tools. Our technicians can use roto pads and brushes to remove the debris on a wide range of surfaces. Depending on the debris, we can attach various types of pads to the roto’s drive block. The rotating pads and brushes buff, agitate, or polish flooring surfaces.

If you are dealing with a fire loss, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 to restore your property and valuables. After our restoration process, the fire loss can seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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Can Under an Inch of Water Cause Damage to My Daytona Beach Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

The certified technicians arrive quickly and return your home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO technicians know it is not only the amount of water in a Daytona Beach home but also the speed of the restoration services

Water can hit your Daytona Beach home in a lot of ways. Pipe bursts, appliance failures, toilet backups, and human error such as bathtub overflows. Water does not have to cover a room in your home to do a great deal of damage. If it seeps under the floors or wicks within the sheetrock on the walls, it increases the need for professional restoration for the best outcome.

What are Common Losses From Waiting for Water Cleanup?

When a water-based loss happens in your Daytona Beach home, water cleanup cannot wait. Putting down towels merely blots moisture from the surface, and when water runs down into the carpet pad or seeps under tile, it creates other issues that have the potential to be more damaging to your structure and contents. Waiting to begin the cleanup or doing a poor job leads to deterioration of building materials, the ruination of carpet and glue-down tile, and the potential for mold growth in any of these areas if other elements are favorable for germination of spores and growth. SERVPRO has the professional equipment to:
    •    Extract any amount of water
    •    Detection equipment
    •    Drying devices
    •    Proprietary cleaning agents

What Happens to Water that Waits for Removal?

Holding off on getting a professional job done for water extraction in your home is a huge mistake. The longer water sits, the more it degrades. After 48 hours, the potential for contaminants or harmful bacteria to be present is so likely that it requires handling and disposal as a category three biohazard, also known as "black water." Any items that absorbed the water generally are a loss as they have no way to return to a sanitary standard for reuse. The exception being washable clothing and fabrics, which can get cleaned through the use of the powerful Esporta Cleaning System. SERVPRO techs have extensive training and hold a certification #64-64-1785570 for the safe handling of biohazard materials of all types.

How Do I Know If I Have Mold I Cannot See?

Mold can be a side effect of a longtime leak or water removal that waited too long. Signs that mold is part of the home cleanup equation are:
    •    An earthy, musty odor that does not diminish
    •    Stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings
    •    Hardwood flooring may show visible evidence between the boards

SERVPRO techs know that mold remediation should be handled with care, and to avoid spreading airborne spores during the process, containment around the loss area is a common tactic. The techs have comprehensive training and carry certification for mold damage mitigation #MRSR515 Florida License. Protective clothing is a must, including respirators.

Building materials compromised by mold require disposal. It is not unusual to see a wall with interior mold damage reduced to the studs to stop the infestation. After ensuring the structure has an indoor humidity level below 50% to stop the cycle of mold growth, the techs wipe down the exposed structure. SERVPRO techs have access to a large selection of cleaning agents, many of which are exclusive. Antimicrobial solutions get used in areas where mold abatement has taken place. If there is any danger of mold setting back up before any repairs get completed, the application of antimicrobial sealants assures there is no germination or growth.

After any type of water loss, odor control may be necessary with or without the additional issue of mold. The techs have a diverse selection of odor control applications for combating light odors to more robust methods that neutralize odorous particles at the molecular level.

How Does SERVPRO Know What Actions are Covered During the Restoration Services?
When the techs come on-site to clean up your water loss in your home, they communicate closely with both the homeowner and adjuster. Nothing gets disposed of without approval, and before restoration actions get taken, the techs verify that the work is under the scope of coverage. This attention to detail ensures the property owners do not get hit with surprise out-of-pocket expenses. Once the mitigation efforts complete, the homeowner and adjuster (if available) get an overview of the actions taken and anything left to do to bring the home back to the same state as before the water loss.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 is ready 24/7 to assist local properties with any size or type of water cleanup. The certified technicians arrive quickly and return your home to its preloss condition.

Can Restoration Services Remove Smoke Odors from My South Daytona Business?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage restoration is something that we specialize in at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your South Daytona Business Ready to Remove Tough Smoke Odors with Expert Fire Damage Restoration Service

Within any commercial space, even the smallest fire leaves behind foul odors and damage that may keep you from regular operations. Knowing that you need prompt action to get your business back up and running, calling in the help of trained restoration technicians to your South Daytona business is the best move. At SERVPRO, we have IICRC-certified technicians and the advanced technology necessary to get the job done fast.

How Does Smoke Odor Removal Work?

When called for fire damage restoration in South Daytona, we arrive at your place of business to begin the initial assessment. Once the plan of action is in place, we remove all charred building materials and any interior contents deemed unsalvageable. Any water left from extinguishing the flames gets extracted, and we start to focus on soot and smoke residue.

•    Dry sponges allow us to pick up powdery soot
•    Wet sponges and industrial-grade cleaning solutions help remove sticky, stubborn smoke residue
•    All areas are tested before cleaning, which helps to ensure the best method gets used for the type of residue present

For tough smoke odors, we often use thermal fogging technology. With this process, our thermal fogging equipment puts out a chemical fog with odor-neutralizing power that reaches particles deep down in crevices and cracks. We also use air scrubbers to help remove odorous elements and particles from the air.

Whatever building materials are deemed unsalvageable, our team removes them, and everything is replaced with brand-new materials to bring your business back to preloss condition.

Fire damage restoration is something that we specialize in at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. You can call us 24/7 to have a team deployed to your location in as little as four hours. We can be reached at (386) 788-0358.

How Do I know If There is Water Behind My Kitchen Cabinets?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Can Find The Source of Hidden Water In Your Port Orange Home And Remove The Problem

When there is any water loss, it is critical to have it taken care of immediately. If you suspect there is water behind your cabinets in your Port Orange residence, get help quickly.

How are hidden pockets of water located?

Our technicians use professional equipment that allows them to find the water and reflects how much water they are dealing with. This knowledge helps them proceed with water damage repair in your Port Orange home. There are two main types of equipment used to detect water:

  • Moisture Sensors –used to detect water that gets trapped under carpet and padding. It helps determine just how far the water has spread. 
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras – detects cold spots, which are often an indication of water. A fluctuation in temperature in a given area can mean moisture is present.
  • Penetrating Moisture Meter – this involves the use of probes that can penetrate multiple layers.
  • Borescopes – a long hose with a camera; this allows technicians to capture images so water levels and contamination can be determined.

Removing the Trapped Water

Once the location and amount of water are determined, the next step is water damage repair. The goal is to extract all excess water and complete the drying process. SERVPRO wants to return your kitchen to its normal status and leave it “Like it never even happened.” This includes the following procedures:

  • Water extraction – in this situation, portable extraction equipment will most likely be used. Portable pumps have wand attachments that allow the technician to reach into spaces that are hard to reach.
  • Air Movers – keeps the air flowing and begins the drying out process.
  • Dehumidifiers – pull moisture from the air and replaces it with warm, dry air.
  • Cavity Drying Equipment – If needed, this equipment can blow air directly into the wall cavity.

Do not let hidden water damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today. 

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How Soon Can the Cleanup After a Fire in Port Orange Begin?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed after a fire in your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Port Orange Home to Start Fire Damage Restoration as Soon as Your Property is Cleared for Entry

It is heartbreaking and stressful to deal with a fire loss. Still, you may also be anxious to begin the cleanup process—prompt cleanup and mitigation help to cut back on secondary damage and minimize loss. Waiting too long to begin cleanup after the fire is out can leave tough, stubborn odors from smoke and soot. SERVPRO has crews in your area of Port Orange that arrive fast when called so that we can begin restoration as soon as first responders deem your property safe for entry.

The Fire is Put Out, Now What?

We are available to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to help with your fire damage in Port Orange. Our emergency restoration service includes a cleanup of all of the debris within your home. We take the time to address airborne threats and use specialized equipment to help us locate any lingering moisture from the water used to extinguish the flames. Once we arrive on the job site, our crew chief does a walkthrough assessment to record all conditions so that we can formulate the best steps to proceed. All of our trucks come outfitted with advanced equipment and tools that help remove soot and smoke residue so that your interior is “Like it never even happened.” The earlier that mitigation begins, the easier it is to cut back on the level of damage and the potential for hazardous, long-lasting effects.

Why Should I Use Your Team for Fire Restoration Services?

It takes a trained eye to pinpoint all areas within your home where soot and smoke particles may have settled, especially in tight cracks and crevices. Debris and all damaged materials get taken out so that our team can begin restoration and replacement steps in Port Orange. We use a unique formula to come up with a plan that allows us to use all of our resources efficiently, such as:

  • Packout services allow us to carefully pack up and remove personal belongings that need special attention and cleaning off-site.
  • Technicians handle all of the cleanings of walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.
  • To inhibit corrosive action, our team removes soot residue from all surfaces using wet or dry cleaning methods.
  • Structural components of your home get thoroughly inspected to ensure safety.
  • If the wall cavities and insulation have been infiltrated by smoke, our team removes the first few inches of the insulation to replace it with brand-new materials.

Is There Any Cleaning I Can Do Myself?

Without the proper training and technology, clearing out charred debris and addressing stubborn odors is nearly impossible as a DIY project. There are many reasons to hire skilled fire damage restoration technicians, including:

  •   Toxicity of debris and residue after a fire loss makes for a hazardous climate inside the home. Our team always wears personal protective equipment (PPE) for our own safety while cleaning.
  •   Structural elements of your home must be inspected by professionals to determine if they are stable, including your floors, ceilings, and walls.
  •   With any fire, a substantial amount of chemicals or water gets used to extinguish the flames. Our expert extraction team uses all of the latest tools and techniques to help speed up this part of the process.
  •   Our crew is trained following the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are equipped to handle any size fire damage project, and we have the right cleaning agents and methods to clean up all soot, charred debris, and moisture left behind.
  •   Before wrapping up each fire restoration job, we use EPA-registered disinfectants and cleaning agents to deodorize and clean your interior thoroughly.

What Are the Ways You Address This Awful Soot Everywhere?

We use tried-and-true methods for ensuring all stubborn smoke residue and pesky soot particles get cleaned up. After the assessment, our technicians get instructions on the dry or wet cleaning methods required for all surfaces.

  •   Dry Methods – This method is best used on surface areas that become damaged when they come into contact with moisture. We use this often on books, electronics, and antiques with the help of towels, brushes, or sponges to loosen the soot.
  •   Wet Methods – This method is best used on surface areas not easily damaged when they come into contact with water. We use specialized cleaning agents combined with water to leave the surface areas refreshed and clean. In stubborn soot situations, we use ultrasonic cleaning with the power of ultrasonic waves in a cleaning solution where millions of bubbles loosen the grime.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is ready whenever you need professional fire damage restoration. Call (386) 788-0358 to have a team deployed to your location to begin assessment in as little as four hours or less.

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

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

We can help you restore your house to its preloss condition within a brief period.

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

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

What are the effects of flooding in a home?

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

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

Which restoration services do you provide?

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

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

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

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

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

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO restore your South Daytona fire damage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

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

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

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

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

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Can I Dry Wet Documents?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Should I use a blow dryer on my documents?

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

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

• Vacuum thermal drying
• Vacuum freezer drying
Freezer drying

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

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

What Can Mold Remediation Do for My Port Orange Shop?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO can Remove Mold From Port Orange Businesses

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

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

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

What Mold Remediation Strategies Does SERVPRO Use?  

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

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

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

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Count on SERVPRO to support your in-house janitor.

SERVPRO Can Effectively Disinfect Your Daytona Beach Regional Structure

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

SERVPRO of South Daytona’s Technicians have earned IICRC Certifications

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

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

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

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

Fire Loss Damage in Port Orange

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

How Bad Is the Damage in Your House?

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

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

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

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

What Happens to My Belongings After a Fire?

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

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

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

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

How Can Cleaning Help the House After a Fire?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

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

Heaters and Fans are Not Enough When Dealing with Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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How SERVPRO Reduces Soot and Smoke Damage in Port Orange

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Did your home experience fire damage? Call SERVPRO for complete restoration.

Strategies to Reduce Soot Migration in Port Orange Homes 

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

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

Fire Debris Removal  

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

Abrasive Cleaning Techniques 

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

Controlled Demolition  

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

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

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Flood Damage in Your Port Orange Home

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Our crews will have you out of the water in no time.

SERVPRO Knows the Steps to Take After Experiencing Flood Damage in your Port Orange Home

Floods are nothing new to most Floridians, and although our homes are built to withstand flooding, dealing with the aftermath is never pleasant. It may be particularly overwhelming if your house sustained other hurricane or storm-related damages, and you are suddenly faced with making insurance claims while you are attempting to restore your home. You need to mitigate further damage by dealing with issues quickly.

Flood damage in your Port Orange home most likely means that the floodwaters receded, and now you are left with the cleanup. As floodwaters belong to category three water, meaning they may carry dangerous illness-causing bacteria and contain contaminated debris.

The first two most important steps in mitigating microbial growth are:

1) Removing the moisture after the flood by thoroughly drying the environment and reducing humidity levels through the use of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. 

2) Removing contaminated materials such as soaked drywall or carpet, to either be cleaned and restored offsite or to be disposed of safely.

After SERVPRO restoration technicians complete these two crucial steps, they use chemical agents to help control microbial growth. However, as noted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the use of chemical agents alone is not effective in attacking microbial growth, stressing the importance of the first two steps. With that said, chemical disinfectants play an essential part in slowing microbial growth where technicians suspect contamination.

It is important to:

1) Use an EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectant such as SERVPRO's Sporicidin®, Concrobium®, or Microban®. 

2) Pay attention to the product label, mixing accurate dilution ratios, and applying as specified.

3) To be effective, ensure physical contact with all contaminated areas and surfaces. This includes subfloor, tackless strip, walls, and wall bottom plates, even if direct contamination is not confirmed as these materials typically encourage microbial growth and odors. 

4) Make sure that the chemical solution dwells on surfaces for enough time to be effective according to the label. Technicians also maintain appropriate temperatures and pH levels for effectiveness. 

5) Apply a deodorizer like SERVPRO's Wintergreen® to carpets and fabrics to reduce potential odors after a flood.

During the cleanup process following a flood, SERVPRO restoration specialists ensure a safe work and living environment, wearing whatever personal protective equipment (PPE) deemed necessary and evacuating residents if needed. 

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange (Florida License Biohazard: 64-64-1785570) at (386) 788-0358.

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Commercial Water Damage Port Orange – Preparation for a Fast Response

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO teams are always available and ready to help.

It’s Important to Always Have a Plan in Case of an Emergency in Your Port Orange Business

Imagine one of your employees has just arrived at work to discover a massive leak. Water is everywhere, and there is no way you can open for business. To make matters worse, he or she does not know whom to call for assistance, and the supervisor with the authority to call for help is not available. Meanwhile, water continues to gush into your commercial space. 

SERVPRO provides commercial water damage services in Port Orange and surrounding areas. We can respond on a 24 / 7 day a week basis, usually in less than four hours. Our fully equipped trucks are ready to go along with highly trained team members. We also offer our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile to commercial customers to enable our response and restoration to be faster.

We are a Click Away

We designed the READY Program to be available on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Once prepared, the READY Profile, your employee can access the app on his or her phone or tablet, make a quick report and follow the agreed-to protocol for emergencies like this one. No further delays and damages are minimized.

Setting up the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is easy, and it is complimentary. Benefits for this Program include a preferred representative who is prepared to respond quickly to your call for help. Also included is guidance regarding what to do when disaster strikes and information regarding how to proceed when disaster strikes for you and your employees. The READY Profile includes accurate information such as phone numbers, location of keys to locked rooms, location of turnoff valves, and more.

We can be on-site fast, but lose valuable time without the necessary information about your commercial space and access to decision-makers. Make arrangements today to set up your SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile.

We also hold 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 Harbor Oats, Wilbur-By-The-Sea, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Simple Steps to Effective Flood Damage Remediation in Port Orange

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding can quickly engulf your living space. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts right away after an event.

Water Extraction Methods for Cleaning Flood Damage from Port Orange Properties

One of the main reasons to engage a professional restoration company is the equipment used to clean up flood damage. When this type of water intrusion happens in a home, it may contain bacteria, contaminants, or debris. 

SERVPRO technicians scope Port Orange properties for the scale of flood damage upon arrival. The techs determine with their moisture detection equipment areas of water collection and where they should concentrate extraction efforts. 

Controlled Demo is Frequently Necessary

Due to the materials that make up sheetrock, once it wicks water and begins to buckle or warp, it requires removal. Rather than take down the entire wall covering, SERVPRO technicians measure how far up into the building material water absorbed and remove it several inches above the highest point. This is known as a "flood cut" and assists with both extraction efforts and drying the structure.

Flood Water Gets Handled as a Biohazard

Because it carries a rating as a category three biohazard or "black water," this type of water intrusion gets handled carefully by SERVPRO techs. They have training and certification for handling biological hazards #64-64-1785570 and safely disposing of them. 

Rapid and Careful Extraction

The techs use different types of water removal equipment dependent on the amount of water to extract. Portable pumps allow the techs to move quickly around the loss area, and multiple units get used at once. Trash pumps are for wide-scale loss and can handle debris, mud, and solids. Submersible pumps assist when the water in the home is more than two inches in depth. 

Attention for Mold During Flood Loss Cleanup

While airborne mold spores are resident in most homes, they do not germinate because conditions are not right. After a flood loss in the house, the spores germinate and begin to spread as quickly as 24-hours after the first event. The techs hold certifications in mold remediation #MRSR515 and know the warning signs of an infestation and the preventative measures to take to avoid colony growth.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 is available 24/7 to handle any size flood damage. Their extensive array of equipment and experience allows them to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Restoring Your Port Orange Home After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Professionals Clean Up Flood Damage in Port Orange Fast

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will get your Port Orange home back to normal after a flood.

We will show you the right way with your Port Orange flood damage.

Every year, Florida residents face the risk of flooding from storms. One to two inches of water accumulation is enough to cause thousands of dollars in damages. The average flood damage claim from 2008 to 2012 alone was $42,000. Kitchen flooding, in particular, poses many challenges for homeowners, as floods can thoroughly damage many surfaces and appliances.

If your home needs swift, professional flood damage mitigation in Port Orange, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to work with property owners and insurance adjusters to preserve your home and possessions while minimizing exposure to contaminants. SERVPRO also offers licensed contractors that provide cleanup services for both mold remediation (Florida license number MRSR515) and biohazards (license number 64-64-1785570).

How Flooding Can Affect Your Kitchen

If caught early, cabinets can be cleaned, disinfected, and dried. However, if flooding occurs while you are out of town, for example, cabinet removal may be necessary to minimize the risk from mold and other contaminants in floodwater. This is especially true for cabinets made from particleboard or wood veneer.

Hardwood flooring may need replacement to prevent exposure to microbes and contaminants. Because of the porous nature of wood, prolonged exposure to water may damage sealants and cause the wood to swell, warp, and buckle.

Whether you have ceramic tiles or vinyl flooring in your kitchen, flooding can do considerable damage. Vinyl can quickly lose adhesion to the floor on exposure to moisture and delaminates quickly. Ceramic tile is more resistant but over time, can also warp and detach the longer that the grout is exposed to moisture.

Be wary of using electric or gas appliances in a flooded kitchen. Turn off electricity at your circuit breaker and contact your gas provider to shut off gas as needed to maximize safety.

How SERVPRO Can Salvage Your Home

When your home is subject to flooding, whether from ground floods or torrential downpours, SERVPRO technicians can act quickly to remove water from your property. Because of the risk of spreading microbes through the air and absorption, disinfection is handled before drying during floods. This process may also be done again afterward, as is usually the situation involving clean water losses.  In cases with large amounts of standing water, technicians can use truck-mounted pumps to remove water and back-mounted extractors for smaller pools and hard-to-reach areas.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is Faster to Any Size Disaster so that you can have your home back to its pre-flood condition. Call (386) 788-0358 today to start mitigating damage to your residence within hours.

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

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

SERVPRO Cleans and Restores Daytona Homes After Structural Damages from the Elements or Mishaps, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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.

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.

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 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.”
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)

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)

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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Our Fire Damage Experts Can Remove Smoke Residue From Your Daytona Beach Shop

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

To make fire losses, “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

Removing Smoke Residue In A Daytona Beach Shop

Smoke residues can be a widespread concern that affects a broad area of your Daytona Beach shop, spreading far from the ignition point. Through both the HVAC system and air ducts, smoke residues and particulates can continually cycle and spread through the facility until this circulation gets shut down. Smoke effects can be hazardous to a shop owner’s health and to their building without the appropriate training, equipment, and products to address these symptoms appropriately.

One of the primary concerns of a shop owner dealing with fire damage in their Daytona Beach store is the effect that smoke particulates can have on the stock and inventory. With this being one of the more widespread conditions, along with harsh odors, it is an effect best left to our content management division. Our SERVPRO technicians at the shop can remove this sediment with the right equipment, products, and practices, but our contents department has an intricate process for restoring damaged inventory from your shop.

From the time that the removed items reach our facility nearby, our contents department specialists have prepared a plan to restore all contents in route. With cataloging each item and its condition, we can quickly separate stock to reach the appropriate stations, including our ultrasonic cleaning tanks. These advanced tools can entirely remove soot and smoke residues from the surface of materials by using bubbles vibrating at a high frequency.

While many of the materials and structural elements for the shop must get cleaned on site, areas like carpeting must get attention quickly to prevent the same staining and marring from embedding the residue into carpet fibers with foot traffic. If staining has already occurred to an advanced degree, our SERVPRO professionals might need to remove it and replace it.

Protecting your investment in your inventory after a fire is almost as critical as getting your doors back open to the public. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals can help you with both. To make fire losses, “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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Did the Recent Storms Cause Flooding in Your Port Orange Home?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

High winds and heavy rains can cause structural damage and allow water to enter your home.

Structural Compromise that Results in Flooded Port Orange Homes

Residents of the Port Orange area can attest that severe weather systems are par for the course. Throughout every season of the year, storm systems can sweep across the state or slam in from the Atlantic Coast. These disasters can significantly damage structures throughout the area, removing portions of roofs, siding, knocking over trees and utility poles, and breaking windows of the house. Apart from this destruction to the property from the outside, the newly exposed vulnerabilities can allow for more dangerous effects like flooding to occur. 

Many homeowners cannot fully appreciate the destructive capacity of flood damage until it occurs in their Port Orange residence. Our mission as SERVPRO professionals is to provide every customer with effective mitigation and recovery solutions, beginning with our fast response to these emergencies in your time of trouble. We arrive with the full measure of restorative equipment and recovery tools designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cleanup for your damaged property. 

Structural compromise is the first obstacle that our professionals must overcome when we first arrive. We have a full-service division of contractors that can help with emergency board up and tarping services. Both of these options can reduce the penetration of flood water into damaged areas of your home while protecting the house from further elemental damages in other ways as well. Once the storm has passed, our licensed contractors can work to reconstruct the compromised portions fully. 

Preventing further structural compromise within the home is also an important task that we do. We must assess the full scope of the damage using probing and non-probative moisture readers and detectors. These tools determine the amount of moisture and dampness trapped in inaccessible areas and hard-to-reach locations. In many situations, and based on severity, it is possible to address saturated areas and materials without making a single demolition cut. 

Flooding is a traumatic situation for homeowners, and that is why our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team works to restore its effects quickly. Contact us anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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Water Damage Can Be Overwhelming in Your Daytona Beach Residence

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your apartment get overcome by water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Plumbing Leak in Your Daytona Beach Apartment

Water loss incidents and emergencies can come from a variety of sources, and plumbing failure can be among the most catastrophic of these sources in your Daytona Beach apartment. Even a small leak can quickly begin to pool and spread throughout your unit, beginning at the breach and moving out in every available direction. Overcoming this spread often involves professionals who can work quickly to contain the effects before too many other apartments also share these compromised conditions.

Even with a fast reaction from the apartment owner to shut off the main supply of water to the Daytona Beach property, in most cases, substantial water damage exists already. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the value of a fast response to substantial loss incidents, especially those that could affect more than one residence at a time like a plumbing break in a shared wall. With sophisticated detection tools and mitigation equipment, we can begin to restore these effects from the time that we first arrive.

As is the case with all plumbing breaches, our technicians must work quickly from the time that we arrive to determine the source of the water damage throughout the unit. We have multiple moisture content readers, thermal and infrared cameras, and even leak detection equipment to utilize audio cues to narrow the precise point of a break in the plumbing pipes. Once the source has gotten identified, our contractors can carefully remove a small portion of drywall to access this breach and repair it.

Cleaning up the excess water and drying out saturated elements is also an important step of this recovery of your apartment, and the faster these effects get addressed, the less that neighboring units become susceptible to damage as well. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced extraction and drying equipment to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

With how quickly water damage effects can spread throughout a property, it is important to secure the services of our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team immediately. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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Stop Suffering Through Fire Damage Remediation in Your South Daytona Residence

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fires can occur at anytime in your South Daytona home. Contact SERVPRO today for all fire damage remediation needs.

Improving Odors and Air After a South Daytona Structure Fire

Indoor air quality is often a considerable concern after fire loss incidents occur in South Daytona properties. Without the appropriate measures taken immediately after a fire gets extinguished, damaging effects can spread throughout the entire property. Not only does this leave widespread effects like soot and smoke residues to combat, but it also can allow smoke and other harsh odors to move through the property via ductile systems to affect multiple rooms of the house.

With these potentially hazardous effects after fire damage in your South Daytona home, it is important to get the right personnel and restoration specialists working to improve conditions and indoor air quality within your property after the incident. Our SERVPRO professionals have an extensive inventory of recovery and mitigation equipment, including many units designed to combat air quality threats and odors after many types of disaster.

Odors are a common effect that threatens comfortable living for families even when the other damages from a fire did not force relocation. Not only can these noxious odors spread through multiple floors, materials, and rooms, they can also require specialized equipment and focused efforts to overcome. The technicians that we dispatch to your property arrive with many units capable of addressing odors from thermal and UV foggers to our ozone machines.

Our professionals also commonly utilize hydroxyl generators on account of their filtering ability to improve indoor air quality combined with their function of reducing harsh odors present around the unit. With a higher concentration of particulates, debris, soot, and smoke residue particles moving through the affected environment, equipment like the hydroxyl generator can work to begin filtering out hazardous content from the house while also preparing for the deodorization efforts to follow.

We strive to provide every customer with a comprehensive recovery experience that begins with a full assessment of their property and continues through restorative efforts like air quality purification and deodorization of affected areas, materials, and contents of a home. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals are available 24/7 by calling (386) 788-0358.

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Our Crew Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Your Daytona Beach Warehouse

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Trust in our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Large Loss Water Recovery For Your Daytona Beach Warehouse

As part of a large loss recovery crew, we can offer Daytona Beach commercial properties and massive warehouse spaces a level of restoration and mitigation that can make a difference quickly for their business. When water loss incidents occur in these substantial commercial structures, it can quickly move to areas beyond the initial source to become costly and hazardous conditions. Whenever these loss incidents occur, it is important to work quickly to recover the effects and to protect the stored stock inside of the facility from irreparable damage.

With so many warehouses throughout the Greater Daytona area, water loss incidents that can affect these facilities is more and more of a common threat for our professionals to face. When severe weather systems get factored into the equation as well, widespread water loss emergencies in Daytona Beach are a credible threat for businesses. We know how important it's to get your company back up and running again quickly after a disaster, so our SERVPRO professionals arrive with an array of equipment to begin vital mitigation work with our initial visit, no matter when these emergencies occur.

Our readiness for these disasters can help us to get the right personnel on site to protect the inventory and stock that you have in the warehouse from rising waters or the hazards of standing water and saturation. We have high-powered extraction tools to begin addressing these pooling water threats immediately, such as our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps that can remove water at a fast rate.

Our SERVPRO Contents Department can work to safely move all at-risk items from the facility to prevent further damages or exposure. The more that we can protect and preserve your products, the less of a financial loss that the incident becomes for your business.

It has always been our business to get you back in business, and this commitment can get seen in our fast response and industry-leading equipment. Trust in our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange professionals to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give our crew a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Make Your Water Damage Remediation in Port Orange Dreams Become a Reality

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause trouble in a variety of places. It can also be tough to manage alone. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation needs.

Water Damage Restoration for Your Port Orange Home

The kitchen in your Port Orange home is the center of all your family’s activity and where you enjoy the company of friends. Your kitchen is essential to your home, but an ugly truth balances it – your kitchen holds a variety of water lines, pipes, and appliances which use water, so spills and leaks are always possible and sometimes can cause unsightly water damage. One such area you need to keep an eye on is your kitchen sink.

If you spotted a leak around your kitchen sink you need to find the source right away and get help cleaning and restoring the water damage in your Port Orange kitchen. SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, is here to help you anytime you need. With our trained staff and industrial tools, we can have your kitchen looking as if nothing ever happened in no time.

Your sink is obviously where the most water is likely used in your kitchen, so it holds the most significant risk of causing water damage. Performing some routine essential maintenance can help you avoid any big disasters. It is very easy to overlook the space under the sink cabinet where you store all the cleaning supplies, but if you miss a leak under your sink, severe water damage can be the result.

Drying the walls and floors behind or underneath your kitchen sink cabinet can sometimes be tricky. The wall behind the cabinet can take additional time to dry since there are multiple layers of drywall and cabinet backing. If the cabinet has no back, SERVPRO technicians may drill holes in the wall to let the air circulate inside the wall cavity. Once we are sure it is dry, we cover or patch the hole. When the cabinet has a back, the drying times are extended due to the multiple layers that became wet.

The area under your cabinet usually referred to as the toe kick, is typically made of a less expensive material than the cabinet itself. Base molding might be mounted on the front of the toe kick. We need to remove the base molding and drill holes into the toe kick so the air can flow underneath the cabinet. Once the drying process is complete, we replace the base or toe kick.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is available to help you clean up the mess of a leaky sink in your home in Allandale, Ponce Inlet, or South Daytona anytime you need us. Just reach out by dialing (386) 788-0358 as soon as you find the issue so we can get your home back to the way it was before the incident.

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Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Critical to Reduce Restoration Time and Costs

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange can restore your fire damaged home to its preloss condition.

Protecting Your South Daytona Condo After a Fire 

When it comes to the many damaging effects of a fire that can spread throughout your South Daytona condo after the disaster, protecting unaffected or lightly affected areas of your property is critical to reducing restoration times and costs. Our team can respond immediately to fire loss incidents with the tools and personnel to help, setting up vital containment strategies to keep damaging effects from moving farther throughout your unit. 

With the often expensive and premium materials used to construct areas like the kitchen of your South Daytona condo, fire damage can become costlier and costlier to overcome without reducing the spread of these harmful effects through the property. Physical containment barriers with thick plastic sheeting and the use of our SERVPRO filtration equipment like ozone machines or hydroxyl generators can help to reduce the presence of smoke and soot particulates and other indoor air quality concerns from the environment. 

Our focus is always to preserve and restore installed materials on-site when possible to reduce or eliminate the need for demolition and reconstruction. While we do have a full-service construction team capable of renovating the entire unit, including reinstalling drywall, electrical components, and painting, it is important to us to keep the costs low and the time as short as possible when restoring and recovering fire damaged properties throughout our service area. 

Another way that our fast response can help to protect your property when a fire has occurred is through our thorough inspections of the condo as soon as our SERVPRO team arrives. Areas like the HVAC system, which can often benefit from cleaning after a widespread fire takes place, can get addressed by our same group of cleaning technicians dispatched to handle the other pressing concerns of the fire in the property.

We understand the investment that owners have made in the premium construction and building materials of their condos throughout the Daytona coastline. Our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange rapid response team can help to protect your property and make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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The Real Story Behind South Daytona Flood Damage Remediation

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

When flooding affects the living space in your home, mold damage can quickly follow. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and mold prevention.

Our Final Steps when Mitigating a Home for Flood Damage in South Daytona

Once we have completed all of the work involved in mitigating your South Daytona home, there remain a few final steps we need to finish before we leave your house and consider the job finished. We walk through your home where we performed the work and discuss any issues you might have, answering questions and providing additional information.

During this final inspection of your home that follows our flood damage mitigation work in South Daytona, our technicians pack up and remove the equipment we used to dry your home. They make notations of the final readings on various pieces of equipment, and mark each piece of machinery down as they place it back into one of our Green Fleet vehicles.

We also check one last time for problems with carpet installation, wooden trim, drywall seams, and other areas that we want to look perfect. If you see anything that concerns you, we ask that you bring it to our attention. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their experience with us and the work we carry out for them. We are always here to discuss any concerns you might have and ensure that you always remain satisfied with doing business with us and interacting with our team.

As we inspect your home, we focus mainly on safety issues. These include protruding nails that might cause an injury, loose areas of carpet in corners or other areas of the room, gaps or other problems in drywall or paneling, loose hinges on cabinetry and interior doors, and different situations. We want to detect these before they ever become a problem for you or your family.

We rarely find any of the above situations, but if we do, we want to get the problem repaired as soon as possible. We can typically perform this before we leave, but if you wish, we can reschedule for the next day or soon after. Your convenience helps decide when this takes place.

When discovered issues fall under the responsibility of a subcontractor, we can help you in ensuring they respond promptly to carry out the necessary repair work and finish the job needed.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to send out a team of flood damage specialists who are always prepared to mitigate the damage and make your Harbor Oaks or Allandale house a home again. Call us at (386) 788-0358, so we can help make the disaster a distant memory.

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Take Advantage of SERVPRO’s Experience Before Fire Damages Your Port Orange Business

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Prepare your staff and property with our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan app!

Develop a SERVPRO ERP Today For Your Port Orange Business 

Like many other entrepreneurs in Port Orange, your business depends on residents and guests seeking entertainment, nourishment, or hospitality. Being open and available for your target audience is vital for your company's success. If you knew that consulting with an experienced disaster remediation firm ahead of a crisis could reduce the risk of even temporary closure, would you make that call for an evaluation?

Fire damage to your Port Orange hotel and restaurant could be the end of your business. Statistics bear out that nearly 50 percent of enterprises that decide to close even briefly to manage a fire or other catastrophic event risk never opening their doors again. We take on the negativity of that statistic with the positive, proactive approach of our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP).

Before any problems present, get in touch with SERVPRO. We send an experienced project manager to your site for a no-obligation assessment of your emergency readiness. Our manager walks through all areas of your business -- the hotel, restaurant, gift shop, pool, spa, business center, laundry room, and more. We develop a digital layout of your property and discuss your operations with you or one of your trusted employees. Expect us to reveal your vulnerabilities and encourage your strengths to prevent disaster and to help us be ready if a fire or other loss does occur.

Take our recommendations to be better positioned to manage a fire disaster seriously, and also use our mobile app to complete your own walkthrough. Identify the locations of utility shutoffs, and list vendors and contractors that provided and installed your equipment and systems so we can contact them for assistance to get your business back online. Declare SERVPRO to be your preferred remediation partner, and designate employees, family, or friends to act instead if you are unavailable during the fire emergency.

SERVPRO and you both hope never to need the ERP, but if a fire breaks out, our familiarity with your physical plant and operations helps us respond more efficiently. The Plan and Profile create a digital database our crews use for reference to speed resolution of your fire damage.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to plan for potential emergencies and to implement that design with all due speed. Call us at (386) 788-0358 to take steps to protect your business.

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Port Orange Renters, Flood-Damaging Contents, and SERVPRO

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Port Orange Flooding Damage? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Content Preservation

Restoring Your Flood-Damaged Port Orange Apartment

With the likelihood of severe weather system rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, Port Orange property owners have a persistent threat of storm damage and subsequent flooding that comes with it. Preventing this situation can be impossible in some cases but having a professional team of certified professionals working to mitigate loss and save both your time and money can be a wise decision. With a 24/7 response to storm damage situations, our professionals can arrive fast with the equipment and expertise to lessen the impact on your apartment.

With your Port Orange apartment, flood damage can happen without direct structural damage to your specific unit. With adjoined ceilings, flooring, and even shared walls, water damage can penetrate multiple units quickly, which requires effective mitigation to reduce the devastating effects on the contents of your apartment and its structural integrity. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour emergency response to storm damages and flooding and can work with your insurance provider to get started on the restoration your property needs quickly.

With our mitigation tactics, we can work to reduce the damage that saturation and standing water can cause to your apartment. We have high-powered extraction equipment that can remove excess water fast, such as our extractor trucks, trash pumps, and other mobile pumps ideal for portable extraction solutions. With the standing water removed from your apartment, our professionals can work on the drying efforts to protect exposed structural elements and reduce the possibility of mold growth and other hazardous effects.

Our mitigation does not just encompass removing the pressing effects throughout your property, but also involve removing at-risk contents of your unit for focused cleaning and drying efforts at our facility. Our Contents Department can work efficiently to restore damaged items and prepare them for their return to your clean and dry apartment in the immediate future.

Flooding that affects apartment complexes can affect multiple units simultaneously. Let our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange rapid response team help to make these flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services for Daytona Homeowners

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out to minimize the loss and damage to your home and personal belongings.

Quick and Efficient Services Result in Less Loss

Your home can be quite a mess after the fire goes out. If the flames did not get to it, smoke, soot, and ash residues quickly make work of many materials found in your home. We understand how devastating these experiences can be and use several years of experience to return your Daytona home to normal.

If you are currently experiencing fire damage in your Daytona area property, contact us as soon as possible for emergency services with consistently fast, efficient, quality standards that help you make the best choices during difficult situations. Our goal is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, avoiding any hazards or secondary damages that may develop. 

In the event of a fire loss, many of your personal belongings receive slight damage that makes it necessary to relocate damaged items to a clean, safe facility. SERVPRO calls these move or pack-out services, where we take salvageable items to a secure location to ensure a more effective, efficient restoration. We use an advanced inventory system to keep track of your belongings and treat each with specific methods designed to receive higher quality results. 

Moving your belongings also makes it easier for SERVPRO technicians to perform structure cleaning in your home. Even with the fire out, damage continues, causing further harm to your furniture, flooring, carpeting, and other surfaces. After only a few days, severe chemical reactions cause items to go from restorable, to unsalvageable. Our technicians use a variety of cleaning and deodorization methods to remove soot from at-risk items effectively, helping you avoid additional expenses. 

The faster you act, the more likely you are to receive the results you desire. Our IICRC-certified technicians understand how to restore brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, porcelain, as well as many upholstery items found in the home. Our wide range of deodorization equipment such as air scrubbers and thermal foggers give us the ability to remove a broad variety of odors. 

We can also help you handle the paperwork for your insurance claim. However, most importantly, we take the time to explain our services in their entirety, helping you regain control, giving you the peace of mind knowing that professionals are on your side.

Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange to begin your fire damage restoration as soon as possible. We service the entire area, including Port Orange and deliver quality services you can count on, call today. (386) 788-0358

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Dependable, Reliable, Mold Remediation Services Available in Daytona Beach

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth can spread quickly when the right conditions exist. If you see or smell mold, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Our Technicians Determine the Cause of the Mold Infestation Before Remediation

Depending on the kind of material mold takes hold of, various types exist. In other words, the mold that develops on the concrete or masonry surfaces on your Daytona Beach property is an entirely different species than the mold that forms on your walls, plastic, or metallic surfaces. 

However, regardless of the amount or type that creates mold damage in your Daytona Beach area home, treatment remains the same. A qualified mold remediation specialist never looks at the species of mold in your home. They should instead, be looking for ways to make your home safe for you to live in again. 

Mold only needs three factors present to grow, water, food, and air. When even one is missing, mold can sit dormant for weeks, waiting for the right conditions exist. With that said, a qualified mold remediation company, like SERVPRO, is likely to look for the source of water intrusion causing the problem, before attempting to mitigate any damage that might exist. 

After locating the source causing the problem, SERVPRO technicians perform any necessary repairs and then move on to contain the spread. We use plastic sheeting to contain the infected area and position negative airflow machines to help capture airborne spores. Any saturated materials removed during your remediation process are placed in sealed bags while transporting and disposing of these materials is based on local, state, and federal guidelines.  

SERVPRO technicians clean and disinfect the entire area before installing new, making sure to maintain a clean, safe environment for anyone entering or exiting the area. We use personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, boots, and full-body suits if necessary. It depends on the amount of exposure present and how large the affected area is. 

As we move into the final stages of your remediation, everything is cleaned and sanitized again to ensure cleanliness before finishing touches are made to return your home to normal. We check the air for spores several times throughout the process and even give you various tips on how to prevent future problems. 

Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach for professional mold remediation services you can trust. We serve the entire area, including Port Orange, Harbor Oaks, and Allandale, call today. (386) 788-0358 

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Don't Let A Flood Cause Damage To Your Daytona Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Give our crew a call 24/7 at (386) 788-0358.

Structural Damages Can Allow Flooding To Your Daytona Beach Home

Many storm damages can compromise your Daytona Beach property and allow dire circumstances like water damage and flooding to take place. As traumatic as this situation might be, you have to react quickly to this structural weakness and reach out to trained professionals like ours. Our trained technicians have effective mitigation strategies to preserve many of the exposed structural elements throughout your home and to provide temporary and permanent repairs to damaged exterior components of your house.

With many of the high-powered storms that can come in from the Atlantic, many homes in Daytona Beach share a persistent risk of flood damage under the appropriate conditions. With excessive storms that can tear off structural defenses of a home, water can find its way into the property through runoff of the stormwater to direct heavy rainfall. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to this emergency with the equipment and expertise to make a difference with our effective mitigation tactics.

With compromised areas like your roof, siding, or missing windows, you need a team of professionals experienced in controlled demolition and the reconstruction efforts that your property requires. Our licensed contractors can help with everything from general residential construction to replacement of damaged electrical wiring and components, replacement and servicing of plumbing, and even tree removal to get reconstruction started.

For the flood damage that has occurred, extraction and drying are critical elements to returning your home to its original condition. With our portable sump pumps and extraction wands, our SERVPRO team can remove the standing water quickly from the affected areas. We can then set up our powerful drying tools like our air movers and dehumidifiers to begin getting moisture content throughout this damaged area under control.

As problematic as severe weather can be to the structural strength of your home, our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can work quickly to protect the property from unnecessary tear out and reconstruction. Give our crew a call 24/7 at (386) 788-0358.

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We Set Up Drying Equipment In Your Port Orange Home After Water Damage

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Call our team when you experience water damage. We have the experience, equipment and we are available 24/7 so you can count on us anytime.

Water Removal Technicians In Port Orange Discuss Problems With Clogged Sinks

The kitchen inside your Port Orange house is a common place for moisture-related issues to occur. Wherever there are several waterpipes running into a room, it is likely that a disaster occurs that causes you to have to conduct water removal. Plumbing failures are the most common type of problem, but appliance malfunctions can also create issues. For instance, if your dishwasher breaks or garbage disposal fails, building materials can get damaged. If something in your kitchen leaks, and contents or building materials near the room get wet, then it is wise to call in a professional water removal company such as SERVPRO.

Even the most minor problem such as your sink clogging can cause your kitchen extensive damage. If your sink ever backs up and overflows, you could be forced to call in professional water removal technicians in Port Orange such as SERVPRO. As soon as your sink overflows, moisture can quickly start soaking into your kitchen's building materials. Everything below the kitchen including the cabinets, trim and flooring can suffer from damage when your kitchen sink backs up. If the moisture is excessive, then your building materials can get saturated and ruined.

If water ever comes out of your sink, you could have contamination problems. Any water coming from a source other than clean, fresh outlets must be dealt with differently. When a sink or drain running from it leaks, it is considered a category two water damage situation and the source is considered grey water. Category two scenarios mean that there is a chance that the moisture soaking into your kitchen's building materials is hazardous.

When dealing with grey water, any porous materials have to be removed due to possible contamination. If non-porous materials such as tiles get wet, we mop up the contaminated water and then clean and sanitize the affected areas with antibacterial chemicals. Once all of the liquid H2O gets removed from your kitchen, we set up drying equipment and dry out your structural components. If you ever notice your sink overflowing, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24/7.

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How an Unattended Stove Can Cause Fire Damage in Daytona Beach

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Leaving food unattended while cooking can cause fires.

Leaving Your Stove Unattended Can Cause Fire Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home

Some recipes require that the food cook for an extended length of time; however, leaving your stove unattended could lead to fire damage happening inside of your kitchen. You should never leave your home, work in the yard, or occupy another floor of your home while something is cooking inside of your kitchen. While leaving food for a few minutes most likely won't lead to any problems, leaving it alone for hours leaves entirely too much space for an accident to happen while you are not around to address it.  

While it is always best to try and prevent accidents from happening, they can occur despite your best efforts, such as the fire damage inside of your Daytona Beach kitchen. It is essential to call for help as soon as possible after extinguishing the kitchen fire. Getting professionals inside of your home can ensure remediation of the damage left behind. The longer that you wait to address fire damage, the more difficult it becomes to remediate it smoothly.  

When you get in touch with SERVPRO, our technicians can rush to your home within hours of your initial call. The fire broke out from your stovetop and foodstuffs has been burned onto the surface of your countertops and the stove itself. While the fire in your kitchen was not significant, and you managed to put it out swiftly, it still left behind a foul smell and stains on your countertops. However, SERVPRO has the necessary tools to address these problems.  

Our technicians can use a chemical cleaning solution to break up the grime and soot that attached itself to your stove and your countertops. Sometimes, abrasive scrubbing methods must be used to remove soot left behind by a fire, but SERVPRO always tries the gentlest method first.  

When it comes to the foul odor in the air, SERVPRO can set up a couple of different devices in your home, depending on the severity of the fire and if your family relocated to a temporary location. Because the fire in your home was small, as most are, our techs can use a thermal fogger or an air scrubber to remove the malodor from the air.  

When a fire occurs inside of your home, always get help as soon as possible. Get in contact with SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange by calling (386) 788-0358. Day or night, we're open to helping you.

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Our Fire Damage Specialists Can Help Restore Your Commercial Property In Daytona Beach

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

If a fire causes damage to your business, call (386) 788-0358 to schedule a visit and get started on cleanup and restoration immediately.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration In Daytona Beach

For many tourists, Daytona Beach is Florida. There’s no place they would rather go, and the opportunities for small businesses are extensive. Depending on the time of year, almost everything operates on a 24-hour schedule, so even a small incident like a limited kitchen fire can result in a large loss of receipts.

After a diner in Daytona Beach suffers fire damage, commercial cleanup needs to happen quickly and correctly. SERVPRO restoration teams train to all industry standards when it comes to cleaning appliances, furniture, and the structure itself.

Thanks to required fire suppression systems, most fires are extinguished quickly. Physical damage is limited, so initial efforts involve cleaning grills and other kitchen equipment to prevent secondary damage from water or chemicals used to stop the fire. Our technicians use dry sponges to wipe down all surfaces to remove them, so they are safe to use again.

If there are smoke residues present, SERVPRO technicians use sponges and mild cleaning agents to break them up and restore cooking and food preparation stations to a clean, functional condition. These same residues are also present on ceilings and floors.

Since these are not surfaces where food is prepared, team members use stronger cleaners to remove residues. If it is a drop ceiling overhead, it may be cheaper for them to remove and replace ceiling tiles, rather than expend the labor hours and cleaning agents to restore them.

For tiled or concrete floors, personnel uses the strongest cleaner available, often a chlorine agent, to ensure they remove every trace of the fire so that they meet health standards. Then, they dry the floor completely to ensure there is no moisture pooled under a refrigeration unit or prep table where inert mold spores might expand and grow into another problem.

At SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange, our goal is to help reopen every business to customers and meet the local and state requirements for their health and safety. If a fire causes damage to your business, call (386) 788-0358 to schedule a visit and get started on cleanup and restoration immediately.

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Don't Panic When Your Washing Machine Fails And Causes Damage To Your Daytona Beach Home

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

While the washing machine serves an important role within your house, it can also prove to be the source of considerable water damage.

Washing Machine Failures That Damage Daytona Beach Homes

As helpful as washing machines have become for Daytona Beach homeowners, these like all water-fed appliances, have the potential to cause significant damages to a house without the proper upkeep and use. A common potential problem for washing machines is its installation on uneven or slick surfaces. With unbalanced loads, washing machines can rock, sometimes violently, pulling at the hose connections against the wall. If the hose pulls free from the fixture, or from the machine itself, there is no check valve in place to stop the unabated flow of water onto the laundry room floor before you manually turn it off on your own.

With the disconnection of a supply line to the washing machine, water can flow and pool quickly, causing an immediate need for professional water removal services in your Daytona Beach home. Our SERVPRO professionals can understand the severity of a situation like this, as water damage can spread quickly from the initial point of exposure throughout a home, so we can respond quickly to the emergency with the equipment to help.

Extraction is a key component to restoring a damaged home in these conditions, and our rapid response team arrives with several machines and tools designed to remove excess water quickly from this exposed area. We have portable sump pumps, gas-powered pumps, extraction wands, and weighted extractors to remove as much of the water from the laundry area and adjacent affected rooms quickly.

Drying is vital to follow the extraction as exposed materials like linoleum tiles could get preserved with the right response to the emergency. Our objective is to protect exposed materials when possible and reduce the need for tear out and reconstruction. Air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and our injectidry system can all play vital roles in eliminating moisture pockets in flooring and wall cavities.

While the washing machine serves an important role within your house, it can also prove to be the source of considerable water damage without careful upkeep and monitoring. If you get faced with a water loss incident, give our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange rapid response team a call at (386) 788-0358.

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Call Our Experts And Make Your Port Orange Home Safe Again

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

As soon as you smell or see mold in your home call SERVPRO to get rid of it before it spreads.

Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Port Orange Home

If you walk into your bathroom in your Port Orange home one day to see that unmistakable patches of black mold have begun to grow in a damp corner, your first reaction might be to panic. After all, mold can create health effects. However, the mold can be cleaned up if you reach out to a professional remediation company.

Once you find mold damage in your Port Orange home, you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to our experts at SERVPRO, since the mold continues to grow and spread until it is cleaned. We have the training and tools get the situation under control in no time, making your home safe once again.

Our first step once we arrive at your home is to find the source of the moisture which is causing the mold and deal with it right away. After this, SERVPRO techs visually assess the extent of the damage. We take detailed measurements of the affected area and take humidity and moisture readings to help us determine the best course of action.

We then carefully contain the area with a secure, thick plastic barrier which helps to prevent the mold damage from contaminating other areas of your home which are clean. Vents and air ducts are also sealed off so the mold cannot enter and spread throughout your home.

Before we do any structural cleaning, we use special air scrubbers that have HEPA filters to create negative air pressure in the room. We do this to filter the air of the mold spores. If there are any building materials that cannot be salvaged, like baseboard, drywall, tack strips, or ceiling tiles, we double-bag them and discard them safely according to federal and local regulations. Any surfaces that remain like glass tile, ceramic or wood are treated with an anti-microbial germicide.

All surfaces, including walls, floors, and the ceiling are HEPA-vacuumed, which is a very effective way of removing tiny particles, such as the mold spores. In this way, we ensure that we can get the area thoroughly cleaned and safe again.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange are the ones to call when you find mold in your home in Ponce Inlet, Allandale, or Harbor Oaks. We can safely clean the affected area for you before it spreads too quickly when you call us at (386) 788-0358.

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Learn How To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Port Orange Home

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growth can be prevented call SERVPRO today for more information.

Inadequate Ventilation Can Cause Mold Growth in Port Orange Homes

Anyone who lives in Port Orange can tell you about the humid environment here for the better part of the year. While many homes and commercial properties combat these effects with conditioned air in the properties, the moisture still can find a way to affect your home without the right precautions. Ventilation to remove steam and hot air from your house is critical in areas like your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas where condensation or water damages could occur.

As troublesome as mold damage could be for your Port Orange home, many residents do not understand how the situation can often get prevented with the right approach. Protecting your investment in your home often requires routine inspections of the property to ensure that potentially problematic areas are not remaining damp and inviting to mold spores that naturally exist in the air that we breathe. Once these spores settle in moist conditions to an organic material, they can form colonies and begin using the material as a food source to grow and spread.

Our SERVPRO technicians have seen all manner of mold growth occur in area homes from localized colonization in the early stages where much of the material could get salvaged and restored to widespread growth spread throughout many areas of a home that required controlled demolition techniques to overcome. Once mold gets discovered on your property, you need to seek professional assistance to remove it before the situation gets out of control.

From the moment that our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians arrive at your house, we can set up containment equipment and barriers to keep mold spores from seating in new areas of the property. Your air circulation appliances also get turned off at this point to prevent the movement of spores through the ducts. We can use removal tactics like sanding, soda blasting, and antimicrobial solutions to penetrate affected materials our technicians believe can get saved. Any element too badly affected gets removed and later replaced once remediation completes.

Mold damage can affect your home in many ways, and our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange remediators are ready for whatever situation they might encounter. Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358. 

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Revealed: Daytona Beach Home Flood Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage restoration includes both the contents and structure of your home. Should your home have flooding, contact SERVPRO right away.

Caring for Flooring and Contents After Minor Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

When you go out on the water to surf, sail, fish, or swim, you know that certain precautions help save your valuable electronics from the water. When your neighborhood near Daytona Beach gets too much rain, you might find that many of your belongings also got wet.

If your residence's landscaping has changed recently, flood damage in Daytona Beach can happen unexpectedly from just a small amount of rain. When water flow patterns change, they can force water from higher areas to run right into your home. Other areas might also suffer, even if your residence remains untouched. Guesthouses, pool areas, and garages can also find themselves with wet, soaked floors.

Flooring can retain a lot more moisture than what you might realize. Held in the actual fibers of the carpet or the swollen particles of laminate flooring, water also ends up underneath. Concrete can hold moisture, although not in as high a volume as held in the wood underlay. However, wood permits faster evaporation than concrete does because of its less-dense nature and the spacing between boards. As several of our employees work on drying out your floors, others work on drying out saturated contents and cleaning up personal belongings.

Many of your furniture items might need to air out in the sun for a few days, if weather permits, to remove any musty odors from the water. While flooding from overflows that originated on your property most likely does not contain the same hazards that other, larger flooding incidents might introduce, earthy smells can still become bothersome.

Getting these smells out sooner than later helps keep them from becoming more established and pervasive. When these odors do persist, we can use a hydroxyl gas chamber to saturate them with odor-eliminating gas. This gas is highly effective and so safe that many packing plants and other industries use it during daily operations to make things more pleasant for their workers.

Cleaning up your family's personal belongings with special cleaning agents and lint-grabbing towels removes both silt and germs. The same hydroxyl gas used on furniture can also make stuffed toys, clothing, and other items smell like you remember. Because hydroxyl gas is safe to use on damp items, it means we do not have to wait for items to dry for the deodorization step to take place, decreasing the amount of time required for mitigation of your property's flood damage.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange also provides mitigation and other services to Ponce Inlet, Harbor Oaks, and Allandale. Call our 24-hour service line at (386) 788-0358, any hour of the day or night, year-round, for professional services when flood damage tries to take over your home.

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The Steps Our Skilled Technicians Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Daytona Beach

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

We work hard to help you clean and restore your property regardless of the size of the problem you may face.

The Proper Steps To Take For Restoring Fire Damage In Your Daytona Beach Home

We understand how having a fire damage event occur in your Daytona Beach home can be traumatic. If you're facing this type of problem and found this page out of necessity, we're glad you chose to partner with us. SERVPRO has a variety of services available that help protect your home and always takes the time to fully explain which steps might be best to fit your particular situation.

As a way of protecting your Daytona Beach area home, it helps to understand the fire damage restoration process. At the very least, it can make the entire experience more bearable and limit the number of surprises you might face. When you know a little about the services involved in returning your home to a quality pre-fire damage condition, you can cope with things better.

The first thing you need to do after a fire occurs on your property is to contact your insurance agent and a restoration company, like SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, 365-days a year to provide you with quality restoration services and piece of mind. The longer you take to call for help, the more time fire and smoke have to damage the contents of your home. We inspect the entire area and present a full-restoration guideline so that you understand what is suppose to happen when.

SERVPRO technicians can help with protecting what’s left of your home and minimize any losses you might experience. Our entire team goes to work immediately, removing damaged materials, scorched contents, furniture, and other household goods. Unfortunately, when facing fire damage, water is also involved. Luckily, our technicians understand how to remove excess water, smoke, and fire damage that provides you with accurate results.

Technicians from SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange are proud to provide members of our local community with restoration services they can trust. We work hard to help you clean and restore your property regardless of the size of the problem you may face. Call us at (386) 788-0358.

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Water damage in Your Daytona Manufacturing Plant

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water in your manufacturing plant can be disastrous. Call SERVPRO for expert removal and restoration so you can get your business up and running.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Daytona Discuss Problems With Elevated Humidity Levels

If a water leak ever takes place at your Daytona manufacturing plant, prompt mitigation is necessary to reduce the severity of the problems. The commercial water damage that is created directly by water contact is considered a primary issue. Once water stays inside a structure, the humidity levels increase inside. Moisture that is present in the air can then cause problems with building materials that did not initially get wet. Any commercial water damage that results from vapor in the air is considered to be a secondary problem.  

Any time our SERVPRO restoration team responds to an emergency call, we take steps to reduce the number of secondary issues that occur. If mitigation happens quickly during your commercial water damage project in Daytona, secondary problems may not take place. The first step to the process is to extract as much water from materials like carpet and upholstery as possible. The quicker standing water and moisture present within porous materials get removed, the less the humidity inside the building rises.  

After we complete the extraction phase, we begin the rapid structural drying process. When water leaks inside your manufacturing plant, many of the building materials such as the drywall and possibly ceiling tiles can retain moisture. The goal during the rapid structural drying stage is to create an environment that speeds up the natural evaporation process.  

In some areas, the humidity outside is low, and the air from the outdoors can be used to speed up the drying process. However, in most cases, our SERVPRO technicians choose to utilize a closed drying system that seals the affected area off from the outside environment. This way we can better control the atmosphere in the affected area and speed up the natural evaporation process.  

To do this, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidification systems. The air movers create circulation that pushes wet air away from damp surfaces. The dehumidifiers then remove moisture from the air, thus lowering the relative humidity level. If you ever have a pipe break inside your manufacturing business, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 any time of the day.

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Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Negative Pressure Contains Mold Damage During Remediation In Ponce Inlet Properties

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

During the mold remediation process in a home, we take specific measures to protect the other areas of the house.

Mold Damage Remediation

During the mold remediation process in a home in Ponce Inlet, we take specific measures to protect the other areas of the house that do not contain overgrown regions of microbes. One of these techniques involves the use of negative air pressure. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use this same method to contain pathogens to specific areas, keeping other locations in their buildings protected.

When SERVPRO remediates a residence in Ponce Inlet of mold damage and other microbial destruction, we make sure we use all the techniques available to stop the spread of microbes before, during, and after. Microbes do not require much moisture to grow out of control, so keeping it from spreading minimizes the chances of mold damage occurring in other locations inside your home. Even if you have moisture levels under control in other areas of your home, the release of spores can cause health effects.

To set up negative air pressure around the area that needs remediation, we use thick but clear vinyl sheeting around the area, completely enclosing it off from the rest of your home. We use an open window to exhaust the air in the room to the outdoors. This requires tubing attached to an air scrubber, pulling the air out of the place and forcing it outside. While air from the rest of your home might enter through tiny cracks here and there within the area we work in; this air cannot double back and take contamination to its original location.

After we finish removing and bagging up moldy materials, we can then take down the negative air pressure set up. However, many times we let the air scrubber run a little while longer, to also remove dust from the air that may still float around.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange wants to provide your family with a newly remediated home, so any problems with mold damage no longer exist. Contact us at (386) 788-0358 to see how we can protect your Harbor Oaks or Allandale home from future problems with overactive microbes.

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5 Tips To Prepare For a Commercial Fire

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fires can easily do extensive damage to a buildings electrical work.

If your commercial building is ever affected by fire or smoke, you'll be happy you took the time to prepare.

While you would not expect your Port Orange building to be affected by fire or smoke, it is a good idea to be prepared for the potential disaster. Fire/smoke preparation can help you know what to do when a fire breaks out on your property. Here are some tips to help you be prepared.

1. Employee training: One of the biggest concerns during a fire should be the safety of the people inside of your building. Make sure your employees or tenants know how to get out of the building safely by holding regular fire evacuation drills. You should post evacuation plans around the property and ensure everyone knows the best way out.
2. Restoration: Part of being prepared has to be centered on the potential fire damage your building may sustain. How are you going to take care of possible roof damage, or other structural damage (windows and doors may need to be boarded up or the cleaning and restoration of your contents that have been effected by heat and soot. Finding a quality fire restoration specialist prior to a fire loss can make your recovery process much simpler when an emergency strikes.
3. Contingency: Depending on what type of business you have and what it does, a fire could potentially shut down your company for an extended period of time. Part of your emergency recovery plan may be how you deal with a potential halt of work. You can get insurance to help cover financial losses or rent a temporary workspace to reduce the downtime.
4. Inventory: Your fire emergency recovery plan should also include a list and pictures of all the equipment, records and property you have in your commercial building. Knowing what's there before a disaster strikes can make creating a lost inventory list for your claim easier. Take pictures of your building in and out, figure out the cost of replacing your equipment annually and record your inventory.
5. Safety Equipment: install Smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and other safety equipment that can help mitigate the damage done by a fire. Installing these tools before a disaster is often a good idea.

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Cleaning Fire Damage In Daytona Homes

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Daytona house fires usually burn slowly and for only a short amount of time.

Cleaning Fire Damage

Daytona house fires usually burn slowly and for only a short amount of time. That limits the amount of damage from flames and heat but increases the amount of cleaning and restoration needed to eliminate or reduce the effects of odors.

Odors left by Daytona fire damage are not one single type caused by a single residue source. SERVPRO restoration teams know that every item which burns leaves behind a different type of residue and therefore, odor. Eliminating these odors is as important in returning home to a livable condition as removing burned property such as ceiling tiles or furniture.

For these multiple odors, we use multiple cleaning methods. Depending on the seriousness of the fire, it may not be possible to determine the exact source of every odor. Our teams have a deep inventory of tools, cleaning agents, and deodorizers, and they use them in three phases to eliminate odors.

Phase One is containment of the odors. The task here is to prevent more odor molecules from evaporating into the air. Our teams spray a chemical deodorizer with a pump-up sprayer on every affected surface that forms a barrier which slows down, and on some materials, stops evaporation. In a few cases, SERVPRO technicians spray burned or charred items to eliminate extremely pungent odors so other team members can demolish and remove the property without choking on the odors.

Phase Two is controlling existing vapors. Our restoration teams use counteragents to eliminate odor particles already in the air. They distribute containers of Instant Odor Counteractant Pellets designed to overcome the odors without becoming an overpowering nuisance themselves. Homeowners can even choose between cinnamon- or fruity-smelling agent.

Phase Three uses thermal fogging to eliminate odors. Our teams use this final phase on odors that have deeply penetrated furniture and structural property. In these cases, a spray cannot reach all of the odor particles, so technicians disperse deodorants through the heating element of a thermal fogger. The action breaks down the agent into particles the same size as the odor particle. In this state, the agent binds with and eliminates every odor particle it comes into contact with, regardless of the type of property.

If you have already cleaned up after fire damage, but have lingering odors, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today. We can help you finish the task and completely return your home to its original, odor-free condition.

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Commercial Water Removal Experts In Daytona Discuss Moisture Issues In Offices

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

When Your Business Is Underwater in Daytona, Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

Business Centers Often Rely on SERVPRO to Extract Water and Mitigate Damages in the Daytona Area

If water happens to leak into your Daytona office, many problems can take place if not dealt with immediately. The longer moisture stays inside a structure, the more likely materials can saturate and get ruined. When organic materials stay wet for longer than 48 hours, microbial growth can occur.
For avoiding problems with mold growth, it is essential to drop moisture levels of the building materials as quickly as possible. When working on commercial water removal in Daytona, extraction and rapid drying are two vital steps in restoration. Extraction gets completed using specialized vacuum equipment to suck up moisture. Rapid drying then takes place with advanced air moving and dehumidification systems.
Before any work begins, our SERVPRO restoration team inspects the affected area for safety hazards. Water leaks can cause drywall to fall or electrical fixtures to short out which can both create safety issues. If there are any hazards inside your office, we fix them if possible or block off the dangerous regions so that the building is safe for all occupants.
The next step is the planning process. During the planning stage, we determine what got damage and how our SERVPRO technicians can go about mitigating the issues. We know that reducing the loss of revenue to your company is essential and we plan our work procedures in ways that keep your business operating. We sometimes can schedule work during business after-hours or remove the water one section at a time, so your business can stay functioning as usual throughout the entire restoration process.
Once we determine the best method to remove the moisture inside your office in a short amount of time, we implement the suitable equipment for each particular situation. If there is an excessive amount of standing water, a sump pump gets used first to suck up the water and put it into a sewer drain. Next, heavy duty extraction equipment can get utilized to remove moisture from carpets and upholstery.
After as much water as possible gets vacuumed up, drying equipment then gets placed in the affected region. Air movers push air and create a counterclockwise circulation to speed up the evaporation of wet materials. Dehumidifiers are also set up so that they pull moisture out of the air and reduce the room's humidity.
In some cases, specialized drying equipment can be used to dry out specific things like drywall and hardwood floors. Any time you notice a water leak inside your office, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 seven days a week.

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What You Should Know About Handling Water Damage On Your Daytona Area Property

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage wash away your home. SERVPRO is here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage in your Home

Having a surprise leak in your Daytona home can cause severe issues and become a huge hassle if not handled correctly. There are a couple of things everyone should keep in mind when facing water damage, not the least of which involves keeping your family safe and dry.

Remember to contact a professional company to perform water damage restoration services in your Daytona area home as quickly as possible. The sooner you call a reliable team of experienced professionals, the less likely you are to develop mold and other serious problems that drastically affect the living environment, structural integrity, and stability of your property.

Always avoid exposing yourself or other family members to excess water without the proper protection or training. It is possible for water to contain several environmental hazards you do not have the equipment or expertise to identify correctly. Professionals, like those offered at SERVPRO, can help you determine whether health risks exist and the extent of water damage on your property.

SERVPRO has expertly trained technicians, professional equipment, and a vast network of resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our IIRC certified technicians have access to water extraction, drying, dehumidification, fogging, and cleaning equipment of all shapes and sizes that we use to remove excess water from the affected area as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Just because you remove standing water found on your property, does not mean that have taken care of the problem. Water can seep through the flooring and baseboards, leaving small pockets of water hidden in your subfloor and walls. SERVPRO has a variety of attachments and tools that make it easier to reach small areas in your home. Water removal, drying, and restoring your home is faster than you might expect.

Give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call at (386) 788-0358 for quality water damage restoration, cleaning, and deodorization services you can count on to restore your family’s home, today. Our IICRC certified professionals are standing by to provide you with quality services you can count on to restore your home to a quality pre-damage condition.

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What You Can Do When You Find Mold Damage On Your Daytona Beach Property

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage is perhaps one of the most stressful types of damage that you can find inside of your home.

Mold Damage On Your Property

Mold damage is perhaps one of the most stressful types of damage that you can find inside of your home. Mold can cause health issues, it smells, it looks unsightly, and it can steadily damage the structure of your home over time. Mold is directly responsible for the decay of organic material, so wood and any other structural component made from organic sources inside of your home is in danger. It is essential to deal with mold as soon as you begin detecting it; a musty odor is enough of a sign to call for professional services.

Due to their unique geographic location adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, homes located inside the city of Daytona Beach can be in danger of mold damage. Storms and excessive humidity are only a couple of sources that can cause mold to multiply and grow. Truthfully, there are and were already mold spores in your home. They are everywhere, and it is impossible to rid your home of them entirely. However, when the spores come in contact with moisture, it allows a colony of mold to grow. Mold can only continue to grow worse until the damage is remediated professionally, so getting the experts there quickly can help ensure the longevity of your home.

SERVPRO strives to arrive at your home quickly after receiving your call. We send an Estimator to investigate the damage, explain the remediation process, and answer any questions. Secondly, our IICRC-certified techs arrive with advanced equipment to combat the mold.

Our SERVPRO techs can section off the contaminated area of your home with polyethylene plastic sheets so the spores from the colony cannot spread while remediated. We can set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture spores and neutralize the musty scent they cause. Afterward, our techs can clean the mold off of non-porous materials, disinfect the area, and spray and antifungal agent to help prevent mold growth in the future. Any porous materials that the mold has set into have to be torn out and thrown away as the mold cannot be thoroughly cleaned.

When you find mold damage, do not dawdle. Dial (386) 788-0358 to contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. We strive to remediate the damage as swiftly as possible.

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Food And Fabric Safety After Fire Damage In Daytona

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in your Daytona home presents many cleanups, restoration, and odor issues affecting the structure and fixtures.

Food And Fabric Safety After A Fire

A fire in your Daytona home presents many cleanups, restoration, and odor issues affecting the structure and fixtures. Other possessions and items inside the spaces affected by the heat, smoke, and soot need attention after the disaster to ensure ongoing safety for you and your family. We have the training and experience to help you sort out these issues as we work toward returning your home to preloss condition.

Clothing, floor and window coverings and linens all can suffer after fire damage in your Daytona house. Sometimes clothing and decor respond well to cleaning and continue to function as you intended when acquired. We employ a broad range of cleaning and deodorizing techniques matched to the materials and the specific damage, often restoring items you believed ruined.

Other times charring, smoke, and soot affect fabrics severely, causing permanent damage and the continuous emission of harmful substances impossible to contain. SERVPRO crews then recommend disposal as the only responsible course. Our familiarity with the process and the skills of our production teams assure your confidence in our advice during a confusing and stressful time.

SERVPRO technicians also help evaluate the contents of your cupboards, pantry, refrigerators, and freezers after fire damage. If the fire occurred in or near the kitchen, the heat could compromise food safety even if cans and bottles remain sealed. Microbial activity can occur inside after exposure of the containers and contents to elevated temperatures. Smoke and soot infiltrate porous containers such as boxes and plastic bags. The particles in smoke can be tiny enough to penetrate past the rims of bottles and jars, contaminating the food and beverages inside.

The food inside a refrigerator or freezer can remain safe if the seal is secure. Additional considerations are whether the power was cut and for how long. More than four hours in our warm climate can elevate the temperature inside even a closed refrigerator above safe levels. SERVPRO technicians train to industry standards concerning these matters and assist homeowners in determining whether food is safe or needs to be thrown out after the fire.

A full-service restoration firm like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange offers help with every aspect of fire damage recovery in your home including food and fabrics. Call us at (386) 788-0358 as soon as the firefighters release your property back to you.

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When Your Daytona Beach Home Requires Water Damage Removal Services

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Keep the Alligators and Storm Waters Out of Your Daytona Beach Home--Call Us

Flood Waters Require Professional Extraction to Mitigate Damages--Call SERVPRO

As a homeowner in Daytona Beach, you are no stranger to the severe weather systems that can roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. While any one of these more significant storms could affect your home in disastrous ways, perhaps one of the most threatening of these would be the potential flooding that could result from storm damages to the exterior of your home.
While this kind of damage can present itself in several ways, most commonly high volumes of water can enter your home through vulnerabilities in the roof due to missing shingles or compromised siding covering your house. Once these points have gotten exposed, the torrential rains that come along with these severe systems have unabated access to flow into your home through this penetration point. Fortunately, our experienced SERVPRO professionals can help you combat the effects of this disaster and oversee water damage removal to your Daytona Beach residence.
From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we can begin inspecting the affected areas for both the immediate damage as well as the source of the problem you experience. Smaller access points that do not require reconstruction before our restoration process can begin we can board up or tarp over to alleviate the pressing threat of further damages to the area.
Restoring the water damage requires several types of equipment both to extract the water from the internal flood and to expedite the drying efforts throughout the affected area. The faster that this process can get accomplished, the less structural damage, reconstruction, or replacements need to occur to complete restoration successfully. We can coordinate the water removal and restoration with your insurance adjuster and help simplify your claims.
You might not always get as prepared as you might like to be for the severe weather that could affect your house, but when even the worst case scenario occurs, our technicians can help you through the mess to restore the damage. You can trust our experienced SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange specialists to work quickly to give you back your home the way that it used to be, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Fighting Water Damage In Your Daytona Hotel

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

A water emergency can put a damper on your customers having a great time at your Daytona hotel.

Fighting Water Damage

A water emergency can put a damper on your customers having a great time at your Daytona hotel. These situations tend to not only affect the place that it occurs in but spreads to neighboring rooms and floors to maximize the damage. Fortunately, if this does happen, you are not alone in cleaning up the mess and getting back to normal.

The reason that your Daytona hotel cannot be held down by water damage is the high volume of unique traffic that it sees year round. Regardless of the time of year, the favorable weather conditions always draw tourists and travelers down through this coastal area. When water damage threatens one of the rooms, and subsequently several others, you are losing revenue while you wait for repairs to complete.

The drawn-out waiting period is part of the reason why professional restoration services are a wise choice for your business. We get to work quickly in both assessing the full spread of the damage and the actions needed to restore it entirely, and our expertise and experience can ensure that the job itself occurs as quickly as possible to keep you from continually losing money on all of the affected rooms and areas.

Depending on what has caused the water damage to your hotel, there are several approaches that our SERVPRO technicians can take to restore the damage. Regardless of the severity, drying the damage thoroughly is critical to preventing even worse compounding conditions that could cause potential health effects to overnight guests like mold growth. That is why our professionals utilize infrared technology to do thermal scans of walls, floors, and ceilings for lingering moisture.

While there could be multiple causes for water damage in the hotel that you own, correcting the problem is much easier with SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange. Our experienced team is ready 24/7 to help you tackle any problem that could threaten your building or its occupants. Give SERVPRO a call anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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Have A Plan If Fire Strikes Your Business

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Improper wiring caused this fire in a local business.

Before the fire starts

  • Know the emergency plan for exiting
  • Practice the plan with an annual fire drill
  • Located fire extinguishers so they are easily accessed
  • Keep exits unblocked
  • Unplug small appliances when not being used

When a fire starts be prepared with these tips:

  • Know how to use/operate a FireExtinguisher
  • Oven/ Microwave Fire- Turn Off and Close Door for small fires
  • Grease Fire-Apply Baking Soda or Salt- Do Not Add Water or Flour to the small fire!
  • Use a Water Hose or Buckets/Pots Full of Water to Extinguish a small/medium fire
  • Call 9-1-1 right away
  • Yell "Fire" and get out right away if fire is uncontrollable
  • Leave your things, they can be replaced.
  • Use Stairs not Elevators
  • Exit through Doors, Windows or Fire Escapes right away
  • Never open doors that are Warm or Hot to the Touch
  • Stay Low if moving through Heavy Smoke and Close the Doors behind you
  • If Trapped Stay in the Room with the Door Closed and place a Wet Towel under the Door
  • Use a Wet Towel to help breath in Heavy Smoke
  • Call 9-1-1 Right Away

It is very important to understand and know when you are not able to control a fire. Whether the fire is small or large know your capabilities and make wise decisions when trying to determine if you can put out a fire without the help of the Fire Department. Time is of the essence when a fire strikes and safety is always a priority.

Effects of Humidity Indoors

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Leaving water in your building can have undesired consequences.

There are several factors why controlling indoor humidity is important. In the South Daytona / Port Orange area the outdoor humidity is higher than most places U.S., making the use of A/C for controlling the indoor humidity extremely important. In our local a RH (relative humidity) of 60% or lower is what a building should maintain to prevent mold amplification which in turn can lead to mold damage or as some people refer to it as “black toxic mold". Controlling the indoor humidity can be especially important if a structure has been recently affected by water damage. In this situation after the water removal, the process would be to get the lower the humidity inside down below 60%. Usually this is done by using commercial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air thus reducing the humidity.

When elevated humidity and/or water damage is not addressed in a timely and proper manner a building will typically suffer from additional damage by causing cracking, swelling or warping. When a structure becomes wet soon after the evaporation process begins and the humidity rises and secondary damage will result from the migration of the moisture from the affected materials to the unaffected materials until equilibrium is achieved. This will lead to a repair process will become more extensive resulting in previously unneeded repairs and increased costs as well as potentially hazardous microbial growth. It’s always a good idea to call an expert like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange for assistance when dealing with water damage, fire damage and mold removal. For further information please visit.http://www.IICRC.org/https://www.epa.gov/mold

What You Should Do When You Find Mold Growing Around Your Bathtub Piping

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in the bathroom has plenty of access to moisture. Should you see or smell mold in your bathroom, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Locates Mold Whether It is Out in the Open or Hidden Behind Walls

It is a fact that excessive moisture can cause mold damage. As it is, your bathroom is a place where water can be freely used every day. Your bathtub or sink is where that water usually flows, and those materials are meant to be in contact with it. However, behind your tub and inside your walls, a leaking pipe can cause mold to spread and grow out of control. Fortunately, there is professional help nearby that can assist with your growing mold infestation.
The structure of your residence can become weakened by the damaging mold in Ponce Inlet. Unlike your bathtub, the wooden materials behind it are not meant to come in contact with water. Mold is so damaging to wood because it eats away and rots organic material.
SERVPRO can send qualified technicians to your home. We can inspect the mold damage and then section off the infected area to prevent spores from spreading; agitating the mold puts the spores airborne again, and it is essential not to allow them to spread. We can tear out the porous materials the mold has invaded behind your tub and help you find a contractor who can fix the structure and a plumber to fix the leak.
Afterward, our technicians can take steps to prevent mold damage in the future. An antifungal agent can be thoroughly sprayed to ensure that all the spores in the area are killed. Spraying the agent between the wall cavity can help reduce the chances of mold growing again.
SERVPRO knows that mold can often leave a musty smell behind. We can use advanced technology like air scrubbers that have activated carbon filters. The filters absorb the air, odors and all, filter them out, and then release clean and fresh air. We strive to make sure that you feel "Like it never even happened."
When mold damage strikes your residence, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians to begin the remediation process as soon as possible.

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Why Speed And Professional Help Is Crucial For Daytona Fire Damage

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Is the Solution Provider for Fire and Smoke Damage and Odor Cleanup in Daytona

SERVPRO Explains the Need for Professional Grade Odor Removal After a House Fire

Residents of Daytona count themselves fortunate if they never need to react to a fire in their home. Because this type of disaster is not a common occurrence homeowners may not know how important it is to respond promptly even to what seems like minor fire damage. We stand by you ready to help day or night.
Many fire damage scenarios in Daytona begin in the kitchen. A pot boils dry or oil spills and ignites. If the cook is nearby and the home is equipped with a charged fire extinguisher, the crisis seems averted. With an application of a little elbow grease all traces of the fire are gone, or so it seems. Days or weeks later the homeowner may notice what we know is progressive smoke and soot damage. Odors linger. Fabrics and paint yellow. Metals tarnish, and glass etches.
Unfortunately for a committed do-it-yourselfer, fire damage restoration can become very tricky. If you use forced air heat or cooling and a vent was open during the fire, smoke and soot migrate far from the kitchen into bedrooms, living and dining areas, and other spaces in your home. The residue from fire damage is acidic and begins to attack items and surfaces within minutes. When it is not cleaned away properly, soot continues to destroy materials. SERVPRO technicians possess the knowledge and skills to stop the damage fire residues, and the sooner we are on the scene working to halt the harm the better.
SERVPRO fire damage remediation work crews evaluate every space in your home for evidence of soot and smoke infiltration. Healthy IAQ indoor air quality is crucial. We match the type of residue to tools and products that clear the residues permanently. Loose coatings vacuum or dry sponge away. Protein-based soot may need solvents as they form a lacquer-like coating. Slow burns create dark, sticky deposits that can require agitation or abrasive cleaners or equipment. Intricate objects like chandeliers might need immersion cleaning or even an ultrasonic treatment.
Fire damage is the precursor to tenacious smoky odors. Because they were launched into the air during combustion, the odiferous particles are tiny and often extremely unpleasant. Smells from charred wood and melted plastic stick around even after the damaged structures and objects are discarded. No effective household solution exists that rids your indoor atmosphere of the particles. Sprays and solid deodorizers are ineffective. SERVPRO employs cutting-edge technologies like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to seek out and neutralize the molecules causing the odor. Whether in the air or buried deeply into furnishings when they are found and disarmed by innovative odor removal devices the smell is gone forever.
Give SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange a call at (386) 788-0358 after any fire event in your home. Our experienced fire damage technicians bring years of fire damage remediation success and new but proven solutions to your home, making it “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Water Removal Technicians In Daytona

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

If a pipe breaks inside your Daytona gift shop, many items inside possibly get damaged by excessive moisture.

Commercial Water Removal

If a pipe breaks inside your Daytona gift shop, many items inside possibly get damaged by excessive moisture. Water many times ruins the structural integrity of your building materials or contents causing them to require removal and replacement. If moisture stays inside organic materials for too long, mold possibly grows with the ideal temperature.

Water damage inside your shop possibly gets in the way of business operations and causes you a loss in revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water removal experts in Daytona, have experience in mitigating losses on commercial properties. We know the best methods to mitigate property issues in ways that keep your business functioning.

The first thing we do in any emergency damage situation is to make sure the work area is safe for both your gift shop employees and customers. Racks displaying your products get moved or placed on foam blocks so that there are safe walkways for your customers. Any potentials hazards get repaired, or danger signs get placed in the area.

Once the area is safe to begin work, SERVPRO's restoration technicians start the extraction process. First, any standing water inside your store gets vacuumed up. Then, we used our specialized extraction system to pull moisture out of your shop's carpet and any upholstery present.

After all of the water gets extracted from the area, we test your gift shop for temperature, humidity, and moisture levels. After we find the wettest areas, we determine a plan of action for structural drying. Our plan is always to drop moisture levels to original conditions using equipment to create the correct airflow and temperature conducive to drying.

We create the ideal drying environment with the use of air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers get positioned so that they circulate air in a clockwise motion and speed up evaporation by replacing moist air with warm, dry air. Dehumidifiers suck in air and remove the moisture from it, exhausting hot, dry air.

In some situations, we use specialty drying equipment to remove moisture from wall cavities, cabinets, and hardwood floors. For professional help with removing water from your gift shop, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24-hour assistance.

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How Your Home Might Suffer from Water Damage in Daytona Beach

3/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause furniture to become musty-smelling or lose its varnish or other finishes.

Rely on SERVPRO if You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

Although we need water to sustain ourselves and keep us healthy, when it ends up in unexpected places in a Daytona Beach residence, it can create some unexpected changes when it comes into contact with materials inside your home. Some materials show the damage they suffer almost immediately, but others hide the problem more easily.

When your Daytona Beach home suffers from water damage, it can come from any source and affect any material. Sometimes water comes from within your home because of a forgotten tub or a broken ice water line, while other times, storms create problems, instead. The friendly professionals at SERVPRO have experience in jobs of all sizes and can help you restore your home.

Floors. Your home's floors sustain the most damage when a water pipe breaks and water comes spraying out under high pressure. Absorbing a great deal of this as water sits on top, floorboards can swell and crack, and the glue in carpet padding can disintegrate, causing a horrific mess. At SERVPRO, we restore floors for our customers using methods based on their specific needs. When called immediately after the incident, we can often save carpeting by elevating the carpet so we can force air underneath. We also use forced heat and extraction units mounted on special drying mats to rescue hardwood floors.

Holes in your home's roof. Both pests and damage from tree limbs can create openings in your roof where rainfall can enter. Insulation in the area can become sodden with moisture and then compressed, significantly decreasing its R-factor. Even if pests did not exist in the area before the damage, because of the presence of water and the availability of bedding for their young, many types of vermin might find a home's upper portion very inviting. We can get such ruined insulation cleaned up and temporarily patched up until roofing specialists complete the needed repairs.

Walls, inside and out. When walls absorb water, unique wall coverings like stucco, textured spackling, or cork can begin falling apart. Whenever we encounter such surfaces, we use machinery that increases airflow and heat the air, which can help save the interior walls in a home. At times, small openings help circulate air in and through the interior spaces of walls, drying them out from the inside, also.

Furniture can also suffer damage. Increased moisture inside a home from any source can affect your furniture. Upholstered furniture can become musty-smelling or exhibit signs of losing its varnish or other finish on the wooden components. Deep-cleaning these items can help restore them, but when pressing problems exist, our Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) provides furnishings with the care they need.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange wants to help homeowners in our area restore their home after water damage. Residents in the Harbor Oaks, Wilbur-by-the-Sea, and other nearby communities can call our 24-hour service line at (386) 788-0358 to receive answers to their questions about how we can help restore their homes "Like it never even happened."

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Mold Testing and Remediation in Port Orange

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth on a Wall in Port Orange Means a Direct Call to SERVPRO for Remediation

Trust SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

In 2010, the Florida Legislature passed a new law (SB2234) to regulate the Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation Industry in Port Orange and other cities across the state. Before this, some businesses that engaged in both assessment, or testing, and remediation and removal of mold were taking advantage of customers.
As an example, one of these businesses performed a mold test in a Port Orange home that was certain to come up positive. The owner or an employee used the false positive to strong-arm homeowners into using their company to remove the mold, often starting that same day to begin immediately charging cleaning and removal fees. Once demolition and removal of property begin, this can mean thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs alone. The new regulations prevent this, and every SERVPRO office works hard to follow and support them. We are firmly committed to no "Double-Dipping."
Today, a company that is licensed to perform mold assessment testing cannot even be licensed to perform mold remediation. The differences are defined by SB2234:
Mold assessment testing is the process, performed or supervised by a mold assessor, which includes taking physical samples and gathering detailed information on a building's history to determine the location, origin, and extent of any mold growth with an area greater than ten feet square. The assessor also determines the specific type of mold, when possible or indeed, even applicable to the discovery.
Mold remediation refers to the process of cleaning, demolition, removal, and sanitization of mold or mold-contaminated structural and personal property greater than ten square feet not purposefully grown at that location by a mold remediator. In our case, this means a trained and experienced SERVPRO Mold Remediation Team.
Additionally, every assessment and remediation business must also maintain at least a one million dollar insurance policy of general liability coverage. The policy is in case of errors in testing or damage not related to remediation. Each licensed business is listed in the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website so customers can verify their authorization to work before hiring them.
Mold can be a threat to any home. If you suspect you have a mold problem, find a licensed mold assessor to test your residence. If it comes back positive or if you already see mold growing under a sink or any area of your home or business, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today.

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Mold Remediation for Your Humid Daytona Residence

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Year-round moisture in Daytona makes for perfect conditions for mold to grow inside homes.

Call SERVPRO at the First Sign of Mold Damage

Daytona might be known for a lot of great things, but its thick and humid air is not one of them. What you might not realize about this almost year-round moisture lingering in the air, is that it can vastly affect the interior of your home if it is not adequately regulated. Given that the temperature is favorable or hot throughout the year, coupled with the present moisture in the air, you have met the conditions necessary to grow mold.

Contrary to popular belief, mold damage can occur in Daytona homes because of thick humidity in the air. Often, when people think of mold, they consider some dark cellar that overwhelms you with a musty smell that indicates mold colonies growing in the area. That is not how it always presents itself in your home, however. You should be vigilant about reducing the moisture in the air inside your home and regularly checking for any indications of growth on surfaces like your drywall.

If you have already discovered some, do not buy into the myth that this is an easy fix for you the homeowner. Often, DIY methods are not direct or concentrated enough to affect the entire fungal organism, and so parts of the mold colony remain below the surface that you can see. The remaining colony merely sprout back, and the spores continue to spread to nearby areas and make the problem even worse than it initially had been. 

Our SERVPRO remediation specialists are IICRC certified and experienced in removing colonies from all varieties of mold that could grow in your home. Using sophisticated equipment like scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters, our team can successfully remove the entire mold hyphae. Dehumidification along with containment of the spores prevents the spread of the colony through the remediation process. This dehumidification is an effort that you get encouraged to continue following the completion of our work.

Mold in your home can cause health effects, so it is nothing to leave alone to grow and thrive. Call our experienced, certified remediation specialists to help you reclaim your home. You can reach our team at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange any time at (386) 788-0358.

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Mold Damage Cleanup in Your Daytona Beach Home

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Your Daytona Beach Condo

SERVPRO Can Provide Safe Mold Remediation to Your Property

Mold can be quite the nightmare to homeowners in Daytona Beach. It can cause health effects to you and your family and cause much damage to your home. Controlling your indoor climate, using dehumidifiers, and making sure your AC is the appropriate size for your house are just a few of the things you can do to help prevent mold growth.
When mold and mold damage still strike in your Daytona Beach home, it is imperative that you move quickly to take care of it. Mold can spread throughout your home quickly to other surfaces. It is not enough to just clean up the mold. The problem that caused it in the first place needs to be taken care of, and the affected area should be sanitized. SERVPRO can take care of all of this for you, as we have the knowledge and tools that are needed.
Whenever SERVPRO technicians work in contaminated environments, including mold, we wear personal protective equipment, which includes full-body suits with hoods, latex and rubber gloves, and eye protection such as goggles or full-face masks. We may also wear full or half-face respirators or even powered air-purifying respirators which supply air to a full-face mask. None of our staff begin working on a mold remediation project before they have the proper safety training and are comfortable with the information. Smaller infestations may require only minimal PPE during the remediation process.
The method used to clean mold depends on the kind of surface it is on. Nonporous materials can usually be wiped and cleaned, but porous materials with visible growth must many times be removed and discarded (an example being drywall.)
Many times, HEPA filtered vacuuming, and damp wiping can remove invisible mold spores and organisms which have settled, even when on porous materials. The structure and contents are then dried to stop any more growth. Dehumidifiers do not have much airflow and can be used during the containment and removal procedures.
At SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, we take mold damage seriously and follow all necessary steps to clean up the mold thoroughly after fixing the moisture problem. We end with sanitizing the area in your home in Port Orange, Daytona Beach, or Harbor Oaks when you call us at (386) 788-0358.

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Fast Water Removal in Daytona with Cutting-Edge Equipment

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Drips Lead to Daytona Area Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Arrives with the Crews Swiftly to Extract Water from YOur Daytona Property

As a homeowner, seeing standing water in your house when you arrive home from a vacation is a nightmare. What happened?! Based on their experience, our SERVPRO techs say the problem often starts with a water heater past its prime. A tiny crack in the appliance, a leaky hose, a rusting interior, all can cause excess moisture and flooding.

The typical lifespan of most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. After that, homeowners take a risk with each passing year. The appliance is a complex system of metal, hoses, and wires. Once rust gets in, it causes elements to deteriorate. As components weaken, excess moisture escapes and the water heater releases more and more water. Drip by drip, your basement floods. Water removal in Daytona is the first step to fixing the problem and getting your home back to normal.
The team at SERVPRO has specialized equipment to remove standing water quickly and efficiently. We know first hand the damage that flooding causes. It ruins carpets, destroys electrical equipment, and encourages mold and mildew to grow in your boxes of stored possessions. That is why we start our cleanup by bringing in industrial strength pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers. We concentrate on extracting as much water as possible, then set up the air movers and dehumidifiers to speed moisture evaporation.
We follow the standards and best practices determined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, respected throughout the field. After training, we receive certification in a range of services, including water damage restoration, odor control, microbial remediation, and drying.
What does this mean for you? SERVPRO experts quickly get rid of the water and moisture and then move on to cleaning and restoration. We use advanced cleaning agents that remove residue and sanitize the surfaces of the affected area. Soon your home is ready once again for your daily activities.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is here to help—24/7--with water removal and other emergencies, (386) 788-0358. We are centrally located to serve South Daytona, Daytona Beach, and Harbor Oaks.

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How SERVPRO Uses Specialists for Water Damage in Daytona Beach Motorcycle Shops

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Your customers need access to the services your motorcycle shop provides. After damage, contact SERVPRO so you don't lose business.

Our Certified Technicians Handle the Entire Water Damage Remediation Process for Your Business

Should water damage strike a bike shop in Daytona Beach, the damage may seem catastrophic. In addition to the presence of valuable and sensitive merchandise, a wide range of equipment and facilities around the story may be severely damaged and require specialized treatment to return to working order. In addition to specialist contractors brought in from around the country to take care of many unique problems, SERVPRO actively works with local businesses and staffs specialists to ensure that all restoration needs are met with proper certifications. In addition to these experts, we also coordinate with insurance companies, who will often have preferred contractors employable at little or no charge to you.
Over decades of experience with many unique stores and situations, such as motorcycle shops with commercial water damage in Daytona Beach, SERVPRO has identified and worked around a need for specialized, individualized approaches to each job. No two situations are alike, and while some aspects of a job are often very common to our technicians, we can never take the exact treatments given to one job site and apply them to another. Accordingly, our inspectors meticulously examine your establishment to find all areas of water damage, large or small. Whether it is merchandise, equipment, or the store itself that has suffered damage, we make sure to catalog everything in need of repairs and compare them with inventory records.
Thus, when the time comes to call insurance companies and specialists, all parties know exactly what is going on thanks to our meticulous organization. Sensitive goods are put in qualified hands quickly and cleanly, and insurance companies receive all necessary documentation in as little time as possible. Our goal is to make the cleanup process of your water damage as little a hassle for you as possible. Of course, you always have a say in our operations, and can always be informed by our technicians and representatives on exactly what is happening to your business.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange has helped local businesses to recover from serious damages for years, both staffing and contracting experts in many different disciplines to ensure your merchandise is well taken care of. Call us 24/7 at (386) 788-0358.

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Get Professional Water Removal Services For Your Daytona Beach Home

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water at the Beach is Fun, Daytona Beach Water in Your Home Not So Much. Rely on SERVPRO for Removal

SERVPRO Provides Certified Technicians and Equipment for Water Damage Restorations

It only takes an instant for water to become a problem in your Daytona Beach home. A broken pipe, faulty appliance, or even a strong storm can all contribute the devastation. Waiting can make things worse, so, when possible, seek professional help immediately.

Water removal services for your Daytona Beach area home come in handy when you return from work to find a water-filled room, basement, kitchen, or bathroom. However, not every company that provides these services are equal. Some might not have the proper licensing, equipment, or experience to locate all of the water that enters your home.

Being unable to locate hidden pockets of moisture can lead to rot, corrosion, and even mold. You need access to a company, like SERVPRO, who has access to infrared-moisture detectors, hygrometers, water extractors, and other attachments of all shapes and sizes. We can help you get moisture in your home under control fast and make the difference between replacing valuable items or returning them to their former glory.

Facing flooding or major plumbing issues involving water on your own can allow water to enter areas often unprotected. Building materials on the inside of your home take significant damage that requires professional attention to correct the right way. SERVPRO technicians make every effort to locate any water causing damage to your home, we even take the time to repair any problems we find, and make it a point to keep you informed throughout the entire restoration process.

Determining which partner to choose for your battle to remove water from your home can be tough. However, with IICRC certified technicians, expertly trained to use a variety of equipment, SERVPRO can make it easier. You do not have to guess whether we have the knowledge or experience to perform tasks, or if we have quality personnel. Our qualifications are there for you to see, in the open and we thoroughly explain the entire restoration process.

Contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange, we provide you with quick, efficient water removal services. Call (386) 788-0358 for any additional information about what is available or to schedule your service for Daytona Beach, Port Orange or the South Daytona Beach area.

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Mold Damage In Daytona Beach -- Does Your AC Unit Match The Area To Be Cooled?

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Matching HVAC Systems Helps Prevent Mold Growth in Daytona Beach--SERVPRO Tip

SERVPRO Offers Advice to Reduce Chances of a Mold Infestation

In a humid and hot area like Florida’s Atlantic Coast homeowners must be vigilant about interior moisture and the potential for mold growth. Many things impact resident’s success in keeping moisture in check. SERVPRO helps local homeowners deal with mold outbreaks and also consults with customers on ways to limit future outbreaks.

You recently installed a new air conditioning system hoping it would keep musty smells and mold damage under control. Humidity levels in your Daytona Beach house should remain less than 60 percent to minimize the potential for mold; many experts recommend a range of 30 to 50 percent. Although your space seems cool, humidity levels are high, and you still smell and struggle with mold. Our mold remediation teams are familiar with ambient humidity issues and their contribution to fungal growth even without other sources of water.
There are many steps residents take to keep water incursions and humidity in check, but matching the load of your air conditioning system appropriately is one you may not consider. If your system is too large, it does not cycle through the cooling phase long enough to remove enough humidity out of the air. Instead, it turns on and off frequently, making the air temperature cooler but not cycling for the length of time necessary to condense enough water on the coils to reduce humidity. The moisture meter readings SERVPRO workers take upon arrival to evaluate your mold troubles signal that the air conditioning is only doing one of its two crucial jobs -- cooling but not dehumidifying.
Another flag we see is residents running both AC and dehumidifiers. A properly operating and sized HVAC system does not need additional help from a continuously running dehumidifier. As we move on to contain and remove the mold, and then sanitize the areas, per EPA guidelines we recommend a consultation with an HVAC specialist who does calculations to determine what size and efficiency AC unit you need to cool and dehumidify your air.
SERVPRO technicians know for certain that if the humidity remains elevated the mold will return. We work with you to review your options with the ultimate goal being an air conditioning unit that carries the “load” of cooling and dehumidifying.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange has many resources available for residents coping with persistent mold issues. Call us at (386) 788-0358 to schedule an evaluation and estimate.

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Carpet Cleaning

11/3/2016 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning in a Daytona Beach Medical Center.

When you have a business that your clients walk into on a daily basis, presentation is everything and having nice clean carpets goes a long way. Orthopaedic Clinic of Daytona Beach called us to clean their high traffic areas. It doesn't matter if it's commercial or residential we can do it all.

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Contact us today at 386-255-6243 or schedule an appointment on our website at http://www.SERVPROsouthdaytonabeachportorange.com/ 


Port Orange Emergency Preparedness Fair

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Daytona's booth showing some of our drying equipment.

Prevention is the best way to keep your home or business safe from fire, mold and water damages and that's exactly what was being talked about at the Port Orange Emergency Preparedness Fair. An evening of food, music, fun and of course learning.  We were very excited when we were asked to set up a booth at the fair and look forward to doing it again next year. 

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Contact us today at 386-255-6243 or schedule an appointment on our website at http://www.SERVPROsouthdaytonabeachportorange.com/ 

For Immediate Service in Volusia County, Call SERVPRO Daytona Beach

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Volusia County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Volusia County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 386-255-6243

Residential Services

Whether your Volusia County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Volusia County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROsouthdaytonabeachportorange.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Continuing Education

8/16/2016 (Permalink)

Personalized CE class done in office to minimize impact on you and your business.

Provide Better Service for Your Customers and Clients

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach offers both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters and Real Estate professionals. The CE courses provide you with information to better service your customers.

These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. 

Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
  • Biohazard Cleanup

These classes can vary in sizes from 2 to 50 students and we a can do it right in your office! We provide all materials needed! Contact us today to setup your next Continuing Education class. 386-255-6243 or email SERVPRODaytona@gmail.com 

SERVPRO Daytona Beach - Locally Owned and Operated 

"Like It Never Even Happened"

IICRC Certified Firm

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today!

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Dayona Beach for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 386-255-6243

A bit about who we are

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Here at SERVPRO Daytona we've been in business for over 25 years, opening our franchise in 1989. Since then, times have changed and so has technology, computers have revolutionized the business, but at its core, this business is still very much the same when we first started. It involves people, and ensuring that they are happy and that their homes are safe. 

In Daytona and its surrounding areas we've seen it all, from fires and floods to hurricane damages. We know when you contact us, it's almost never a time when things are going right for you, but we're here to help, just like we've been doing for the last 25+ years. We know you're going through difficult time but we're here to make it "Like it never happened."


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