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

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor 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.

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