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Revealed: Daytona Beach Home Flood Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps
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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Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors
Flooding after a storm can be overwhelming. When you and your family are safe, call SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.
Team SERVPRO Understands the Resounding Need to Help Prevent Possible Secondary Damages After Flooding
The rooms inside your Daytona home all gain a significant portion of their personality from their flooring. Each flooring type's different strengths and weaknesses affect how well they fare in a disaster. During the restoration process, many homeowners choose to replace damaged flooring types with those that suffer less damage in a similar tragedy.
When our area experiences severe weather, flood damage in Daytona can affect the entire city. Homeowners need reliable professionals. SERVPRO sends out technicians who are well-trained, certified, experienced and carry the necessary tools to perform all the restoration work a flooded house requires. We can restore your home back to pre-disaster condition, “Like it never even happened.”
The bacterial load carried into a house primes that house for further destruction in the future from microbial infestation and overgrowth. These microbes, as well as significant amounts of moisture, become trapped in tight spaces, including under the visible part of your flooring.
While your flooring may seem nearly impervious to the effects of water, standing water that remains for days or weeks can penetrate into spaces that otherwise would stand up to large spills. Water that seeps under linoleum dissolves glue while microbial activity produces gas that creates bubbled areas, forcing the linoleum to stretch. Wood laminate flooring can quickly disintegrate into pieces, causing a huge mess of a once-beautiful floor.
SERVPRO technicians have experience in removing individual boards in hardwood floors to prevent any damaging effects caused by the widening that wet boards experience. Giving boards the temporary space they need can eliminate permanent damage. It can also make our drying techniques much more efficient.
Removing tile from floors allows us to get the sub-floor to the moisture levels recommended by the manufacturer of the new flooring materials. Installing materials over too-damp underlay or concrete can cause your new flooring to fail, and possibly void any warranty related to your new flooring. Correctly installing your new floor gets the rest of your home ready for re-installation of shelving, cabinets, and other features that your family needs.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to help those in Allandale, Harbor Oaks, and nearby cities whenever flood damage ruins your home. The restoration work your home needs in such situations begins with a call from you to (386) 788-0358, our 24-hour emergency line.
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Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances
Backed Up Black Flood Waters? For Daytona Beach Call SERVPRO for Removal and Sanitation
Storms and Flooding Can Contaminate Homes in the Daytona Beach Area
If the living area of your house gets wet after the next storm strikes the Daytona Beach region, the water coming in from the outside could be contaminated. Bacteria and pollutants that exist outdoors can get into the water that comes inside due to a flood. Whenever excessive moisture affects a building, restoration professionals put the problem into a category based on how contaminated the water is. When the source of a water leak is clean water, it is considered a category one damage and is called clear water. Flood water is not considered clear. Water that leaks from a sink drain or comes into a home from the outside is not drinkable and is considered category 2 or grey water and may contain some level of contaminants. If a sewage line breaks or muddy water from the outside comes into a structure, then it is considered a category three situation and is called black water.
Any time you notice things inside your residence are wet after a storm, you are dealing with either grey rainwater or black water. When arriving at any flood damage job in Daytona Beach, our SERVPRO technicians immediately test the contamination level of the water that entered the building. If the water is considered black, then different procedures get taken to ensure the safety of the workers during the water removal and cleanup services.
In all cases of black water damage and some cases when grey water affects your contents and building materials, a containment chamber gets set up around the affected area. Building containment helps to keep in any hazardous substances so that they do not spread to unaffected areas of your house. These chambers also protect our SERVPRO technicians and any other occupants from exposure to contaminants.
Containing affected areas also helps manage airflow from clean to contaminated regions. According to industry professionals, the three types of containment are the source, local, and full scale. Source containment only gets isolated in the area close to the source of the damage. Local or mini containment blocks off a specific section of your home. Full-scale containment is when the air is contaminated in the entire house, and the whole building has to get contained. When this happens, an air scrubber is often set up to clean harmful particles out of the air.
If your residence ever floods after a storm, it is best to call our SERVPRO team right away. The longer contaminated grey or black water stays in your building materials and contents the worse the problems can get. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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When Your Daytona Beach Home Requires Water Damage Removal Services
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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What If Storm Water Enters Your Home Or Business?
During a recent hurricane, over 12 inches of storm water entered this building, requiring the removal of all flooring and contents.
One type of job that SERVPRO South Daytona Beach / Port Orange deals with on a regular basis has been storm surge or flooding from rising water. The affects from storm surge or flooding can lead to severe mitigation work that needs to be completed. Storm surge or flood water that enters your home or business is categorized as Category 3, in total there is 3 types of water losses in the restoration industry.
- Category 1 - Water originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose a substantial risk from dermal, ingestion or inhalation exposure. Examples of category 1 water sources can include, but are not limited to: Broken supply lines, tub or sink overflows with no contaminates, appliance malfunctions, melting ice, broken toilet tanks.
- Category 2 - Water contains significant contaminates and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of unsafe microorganisms or nutrients. Examples of category 2 water are but not limited to: Broken aquariums, waterbeds, water from the toilet bowl, discharge from dishwashers, washing machines.
- Category 3 - Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxins or other harmful agents. Examples of Category 3 water sources can include but not limited to: Sewage, all forms of flooding from seawater, ground surface water, rising water from rivers or streams; such water sources may contain silt, organic matter, pesticides and heavy metals.
If storm surge or flooding affects your home or business do not attempt to remove or clean up the water yourself, this can lead to exposing yourself to potentially harmful contaminates. Contacting a professional like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange for these services is the safest course of action.
Daytona's Flood Damage Experts Give Structural Drying Information
Irma and Tropical Storms Can Flood Homes in Daytona--Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Drying
Water Extraction and Moisture Removal Are Key Components of Flood Mitigation in Daytona
It does not happen very often, but it is a possibility that someday Daytona Beach can experience flooding conditions. If a severe tropical storm or hurricane blows into town, flooding of the area often occurs.
Severe thunderstorms, tropical depressions, and hurricanes all potentially cause water damage to take place on your property. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Daytona have much experience in structural drying and mitigating problems with moisture. Whether the problem with flooding is large or small, it is vital to remove any moisture inside your house as quickly as possible.
Whenever our SERVPRO restoration crew arrives at an emergency damage situation, we first secure the area and fix the problem at its source. We find where the water is entering the structure and take measures to keep the moisture out. Once rainwater stops entering the building, we can then begin extracting all of the moisture that entered your home as we can.
Flood insurance is a stress reducer as is the arrival of the SERVPRO Green Fleet. If the water coming in from the outside creates standing water that is more than two inches in depth, then we use submersible pumps to suck it up and export it into a sewer drain. After all of the deep, standing water inside your home is vacuumed up; we use specialized tools to extract water from building materials and contents. Our team has various extraction tools that get used on different materials such as carpet and upholstery. We have a wand for every situation.
Once our crew is satisfied that they have pulled out all of the water from your contents and materials that they can, we begin drying up the remaining moisture. When drying contents and materials, we use a combination of industrial fans or air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the evaporation process. The heavy duty industrial fans create an air flow that pushes evaporated water coming off of the surfaces of contents and building materials to the center of the room where the dehumidifier pulls the water out of the air and releases it in liquid form.
Depending on the specific situation, we arrange the equipment the best way possible to drop moisture levels to preloss conditions. If you are ever in a tight spot and need help from the professionals after a storm, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 any time.
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Daytona's Expert Flood Damage Team
The amount of water damage caused to a property depends on how much water pours into it.
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 townhome. 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 in your townhouse. If your home gets a hole put into it during a storm, it is smart to call SERVPRO's 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 SERVPRO's 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 gets 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 gets 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.
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Staying Safe During Clean Up of Hurricane Irma Damage at Your Daytona Home
South Daytona Area, Hurricane Irma, and SERVPRO's Help MItigate the Storm Damages
SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction and Cleanup Post Storm Damage
Residents in Daytona Beach are still cleaning up after the latest hurricanes. Estimates regarding the length of time for complete recovery varies considerably, depending on the level of harm. Homes and their safety levels are much easier to attain than the economic recovery of the same area.
As homeowners in Daytona clean out debris and other types of hurricane damage affecting their properties, many find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hazards present in their own homes. These hazards come in many forms and can create different kinds of problems for the individuals who suffer them. Sharp objects can puncture the skin, and this can lead to severe infections.
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list several items needed to safely perform cleanup activities after disastrous hurricanes sweep through an area. However, after the financial strain that many families experience immediately after a hurricane, purchasing all of the recommended items can become quite expensive, even if they are available for purchase. Additionally, the heat, occasionally sporadic electric power, and massive labor requirements quickly make cleaning up nearly impossible in many situations. Being inexperienced and without the proper tools easily backfires on many homeowners while performing cleanup tasks. We can help.
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SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified to perform the work involved in cleaning up after a hurricane or other large-scale catastrophe. When such events occur, we may rely upon one of the Disaster Recovery Teams available to us. Adding their experience and equipment to our own, means we can quickly get your property back to its preloss condition.
Saving residents in the Daytona Beach area time and energy while keeping them safe is essential to all of us at SERVPRO. We follow IICRC protocols and procedures when restoring our customers' homes. Not only does this make everything safe again for the homeowners and their families, but it also keeps our employees safe during the process. We proudly serve our neighbors.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is a local service staffed by dedicated individuals. Our 24-hour services ensure that your home always receives the time and attention needed to restore your property quickly. For hurricane cleanup, or any other disaster, of any size, contacting us at (386) 788-0358 is the first step.
Heavy Rains Can Cause Flood Damage to Daytona Beach Homes
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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.
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Flood damage from heavy rainfalls can be costly to your home. If you find yourself on the wrong side of a heavy storm, SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is here to help. We have a stock of resources that can reverse your property to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." Call us anytime at (386) 788-0358.
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Drying Basements and Crawlspaces Affected by Flood Damage in Daytona Beach After a Storm
Storm Related Water Damage in Daytona Beach Basements and Crawlspaces Get Help from SERVPRO
SERVPRO Reduces Flooding with Fast Service and Superior Products
When a storm comes knocking, the resultant floodwater can seep into the foundation of your home and compromise its structural integrity. Staying in such a home in Daytona Beach is dangerous as it presents numerous safety hazards. Additionally, wet and damp furniture, walls, furnishings, and carpets offer the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. To return the house to preloss conditions, every inch of the house must be checked thoroughly for dampness and then dried where necessary.
If you find yourself in a flood damage situation in Daytona Beach after a storm, SERVPRO can help restore your possessions. Our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to deal with all types of water damage, whether big or small. We are there to relieve you of the stress of cleaning and returning your items to their original state, "Like it never even happened." Acting fast to extract the water and dry the structure is necessary to minimize the damage and reduce repair or replacement costs.
First things first: safety. Water damage in the basement or crawlspace comes with numerous environmental hazards, including structural, electrical, and various other hazardous materials. Since water conducts electricity, the first action is to check the power distribution box and then switch off all circuit breakers leading to the sub-level. SERVPRO technicians always use GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) when working with electrical equipment in wet environments.
Long term exposure to flood water can weaken basement materials such as drywall, flooring, and piers and cinder blocks. Before we begin the mitigation and restoration process, we must investigate for water damage in these areas. This part involves checking for trapped water from above. Drywall becomes soft when wet and may cause ceilings to fall. Freeing the trapped water may require drilling "weep holes" in the ceiling cavities.
Once we have removed the floodwater, we use advanced drying equipment to dry the wet materials. We place dehumidifiers and air movers around the water-damaged area, as well as efficient air scrubbers, to get rid of odors and airborne contaminants. Many cases of foundation flooding also come with mold growth. Before we leave, we check for signs of mold and offer remediation services if there is a problem. The drying process can take a few days. Ask us about our encapsulation service for crawlspaces.
As a trusted restoration company in the Port Orange and South Daytona Beach region, SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange offers 24/7 flood damage services. We are part of your community and are dedicated to responding quickly to any size disaster. Call us anytime at (386) 788-0358.
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After The Storm -- Abating Flood Damage in Daytona Beach
FOR Storm Flooding in South Daytona Beach 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.
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