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Water Removal from Water-soaked Leather Items in Daytona Homes

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal from Water-soaked Leather Items in Daytona Homes SERVPRO has specialized equipment and technology to restore your leather furniture from water damage.

Daytona Water Removal Services Include Restoring Water-Soaked Leather Furniture 

Daytona homeowners normally have a difficult time cleaning water-damaged leather items when a flooding event occurs, primarily due to the complexities at play. Leather is a soft, limber material created from the skin of different animals, such as goats, sheep, pigs, or cows. It is treated to produce the soft surface that is popularly seen in coverings for clothing, furniture, and accessories like purses. Leather is very absorbent and tends to stain easily, leading to marks if water spills onto the material.

If any of your leather items sustain water damage, you can count on SERVPRO for water removal and drying services. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, providing water damage restoration services to Daytona residents and its environs. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready to restore your property to preloss conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

When an animal is alive, its natural oils lubricate the microscopic fibers that hold leather together. During the tanning process, these oils are washed away and then replaced with others. When the material comes into contact with water, it partially dissolves these oils and moves them to the surface, causing them to evaporate. During this time, the bonds between the fibers loosen, leaving the leather stiff and cracked. This weakening of fibers is irreversible.

Water damage from water spills is not usually a major cause for concern when it comes to leather. In fact, most leather products come with a protective layer that makes it possible to clean up water spills before the material absorbs the liquid. However, flooded leather furniture is highly susceptible to water damage and requires immediate water removal. The minerals and contaminants in the water can damage the foam and frame in the furniture, resulting in a costly repair.

Water damage from clean water is relatively easy to fix. SERVPRO technicians can often determine the extent of the water damage by the presence of a bad odor, which may require replacing the foam and/or frame altogether. This is typically applicable in cases where the furniture is particularly expensive. If there is no smell but the piece still looks bad, our experts can retouch that part.

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If a flooding event leaves severe water damage to your leather, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach may be in a position to help. We have a wide range of products and equipment for dealing with various types of water damage, allowing us to return your property to preloss conditions speedily. Call us anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Mold Damage Struggles in Holly Hill

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Struggles in Holly Hill When you see mold in your home that can be attributed to your AC system, it's time to contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Our Technicians Remediate Mold Infestations Plus Provide Tips for Avoiding Future Ones

Living in a warm and humid climate can pose some severe issues with regard to microbial growth. New construction sometime exacerbates the situation by limiting fresh air flow, concentrating humidity because windows and doors no longer “breathe" in a tightly built home. An experienced mold remediation company can help you deal with current mold problems and take the steps to avoid more fungal frustrations in the future.
 
The HVAC system in your home may be contributing to mold damage in Holly Hill. There are a broad variety of reasons why an air conditioner or combination climate control system encourages mold growth. Understanding how and why mold grows indoors clarifies the problem, and our trained technicians master proven strategies to manage mold in such a way that you may never see an active colony again.
 
Mold spores are in the air and on surfaces around you right now. Rarely do they cause any issues, and it is entirely unrealistic to believe you can eliminate them. What you can do is limit the one substance that almost guarantees active mold growth -- water. Although we need water to drink and cleanse, excess moisture from spills, leaks, and even high levels of humidity can fuel mold growth. SERVPRO mold remediators can abate any mold colonies that are multiplying in your home now and help you make changes that prevent future mold issues.
 
AC and HVAC systems are notorious for supporting mold growth, particularly if they have moisture buildup. Window units and central AC also suffer from drainage and water ponding issues that can support mold growth. The line that should drain away the condensed moisture can be a mold hotel if it is clogged. SERVPRO offers duct cleaning and line cleaning and maintenance that dramatically reduces the troublesome moisture.
 
Another unexpected AC-related mold multiplier is a system that is too large for your square footage. Air conditioning works by pulling moisture out of the air on condenser coils and flushing it away. If your AC unit is cooling the air faster than typical because it is intended for a more extensive space, it will not cycle long enough to condense the water out of the air. Humidity rises, even if the air seems cool. A humidity level of 60 percent or more can ignite mold growth without any other water involvement. When we evaluate your home, our SERVPRO technicians measure moisture levels, pinpointing this humidity issue.
 
We contain and remove an active mold colony, and then sanitize to inhibit more mold growth. SERVPRO’s moisture seeking and elimination services are what will help you avoid a new outbreak of mold.
 
Let us help you troubleshoot persistent mold damage issues with one call to (386) 677-9993. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the knowledge and training to help you get control over microbial growth.

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Removing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Restaurants

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Restaurants Daytona Restaurants on the Beach Sometimes Need Water Removal and Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Strives to Keep Businesses Up and Running After Water Intrusions or Mishaps

Recovering from a hurricane or a much smaller internal leak from a dripping water line can mean the difference between a successful restaurant and a failing one. In Daytona, a large part of post-hurricane recovery centers on how well our local businesses fare. Restaurants and their viability remain a powerful indicator of the progress a community makes.

Daytona restaurants stagnating because of commercial water damage can bounce back much faster with the removal of the damage via professional restoration. This is crucial for any business, but it becomes even more critical when many other area restaurants suffer similarly.  

Our water damage restoration professionals are always ready to help get our local restaurants in the condition that you and your customers expect. Because a dining experience is more than the physical environment, but also the ambient experience, how your restaurant smells can seriously affect your patrons' dining experience. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is certified by the IICRC and can ensure that musty smells from water contamination become a thing of the past. Another problem with water that can affect how your restaurant smells is mold damage. We can also solve this problem for your business through proper remediation.

When water damage stems from outside water such as hurricanes or flooding, health code regulations require the disposal of all foodstuffs. As we dispose of each item, we can list it on an inventory sheet so repurchasing and restocking, as well as making insurance claims, becomes easier for you and your staff.

Our technicians understand that there are various inspections your restaurant must pass before reopening, and we can help you attain these. Whenever you have any concerns about how our work can help you and your business, just let us know. We are always happy to discuss your concerns and work with you to find a solution.  

The pros at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can be contacted by calling (386) 677-9993, any day of the year and at any hour. Call us for assistance with restoring your restaurant after water damage threatens to close your doors for good.

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Hurricane Irma Damage to Both Exterior and Interior Areas of Your Daytona Beach Property

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Irma Damage to Both Exterior and Interior Areas of Your Daytona Beach Property SERVPRO Helps Rebuild and Restore After Hurricanes Like Irma and Tropical Storms in the Greater Daytona Area

Fast SERVPRO Response Reduces Hurricane Damage and Clean Up Time


Daytona Beach always seems different after a storm, cleaner and fresher than before, but with a hurricane, the effect can startle residents horribly, instead. Hurricanes can produce winds so powerful that siding blows off homes and businesses, structures collapse, and properties become partially submerged.

Residents in Daytona Beach whose property sustained hurricane damage should begin restoration work immediately. Damage cannot undo itself, of course, and existing damage can only become worse. Protecting your home from further damage remains the best way to keep overall restoration costs reasonable while minimizing the time involved. SERVPRO professionals want to help your family or business recover by handling the work your property requires.

Exterior areas can experience heavy pollution from debris, including bent and twisted metal structures from your property and that of your neighbors. Before we remove these items, we take care to make a note of any displaced or fallen power lines. We bring our own power source, portable and if needed trailer towed generators, in case of power outages in your area.

SERVPRO professionals can often save substantial portions of torn-off siding and gutters by salvaging undamaged materials and reinstalling them. Your roof may also show signs of damage, and we can repair or partner to have them repaired, as well. Cleaning up yards and outbuildings helps restore your property's look to its pre-hurricane state. These steps all play a crucial role in protecting your children and pets from coming across hazards while playing outside.

Interior areas of your property with damage from Irma or Nate need restoration and replacement professionals, also. We provide extensive services that mitigate all types of damage left behind after the worst storms and hurricanes. Our teams begin by extracting water and restoring your home's interior humidity to normal. Removing any salt residue or silt, along with the pathogens in that silt, plus vigorous cleaning of all surfaces and restoration of upholstered furniture pieces can help make your home feel like it used to once again.

To make sure the restoration of your home or business meets your expectations, call your local restoration experts, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at our local number, (386) 677-9993. We are always available to take your call and answer your questions or concerns.
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Remediating Everyday Water Damage in Daytona

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Remediating Everyday Water Damage in Daytona Experience has shown us that a quick response to your water damage emergency results in the most successful outcome. Call SERVPRO right away.

Our Technicians are Very Responsive to Your Water Overflow Emergency to Prevent Secondary Damages From Forming

Although they get most of the press, big storms are responsible for far fewer water damage events than slow leaks and appliance malfunctions. You can survive the hurricane season with nary an issue, then wake up to inches of water because the dishwasher overflowed overnight. Either way, you need our help.
 
We offer our best technicians and most efficient equipment to solve your Daytona water damage woes regardless of their source. The first step is to call for help fast, because water damage gets progressively worse the longer you wait to fix it. The wooden floor in your kitchen, for example, bounces back after professional water extraction and an afternoon of drying with air movers and a drying mat if we start our work within hours of the overflow. Hardwoods are naturally resistant to brief soakings.
 
If you wait for a few days thinking you can manage on your own, it is likely you begin to see evidence of permanent water damage. The individual planks swell with water that saturates the sub-floor, pushing up the center of each plank or “crowning.” Alternatively, the planks pull apart, curling up at the edges or “cupping.” Because the water was not eradicated, you now have a situation where some flooring may need to be removed and new sections laid to keep a surfaces level.
 
SERVPRO technicians avoid this type of water damage by using tools like floor drying mats or positioning air movers and dehumidifiers to pull the moisture out of the wood fibers. We might pull up a few planks to allow air to circulate under the wood and to dry the subfloor. Sometimes we drill small holes in a finished floor to urge evaporation.
 
Leaving even a bit of moisture risks exposing your home to mold damage. The moisture is the accelerant to one or more microscopic mold spores. Spores are always in the air or lying on surfaces, causing little trouble as long as they stay dry. Once they are activated by water, they multiply rapidly. If the water soaking the floor is rich in nutrients, like the dishwater, the mold may grow faster. Ordinary items can cause extraordinary damage. SERVPRO mold remediation teams contain and remove colonies, but to avoid more microbial infestations, the water damage must be eliminated more quickly.
 
Respond immediately to spills and overflows with the help of SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. Do not let a simple accident become a catastrophe by calling (386) 677-9993.
 
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Keeping Replacement to a Minimum for Fire Damage in Daytona

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Keeping Replacement to a Minimum for Fire Damage in Daytona Daytona Grapples with Smoke & Fire Damage with the Aid of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Works with Customers and Insurance Carriers for Fire Damaging Restoration

Some auditors, inspectors, and even insurers may recommend replacement and reconstruction as the default method to recover from fire damage. However, replacement often ends up becoming a costly endeavor, and may only allow your insurance company to save money while your expenses skyrocket. SERVPRO uses a strategy of mitigation and restoration as our primary approach to fire damage in Daytona, as these strategies are both the lest expensive and time-intensive strategies for righting your home after a fire.
 
Replacement typically entails paying full price for anything lost in the fire or downgrading to lesser variants to keep costs in check. Insurance companies may sometimes recommend replacing an entire inventory as, depending on your specific plan and contract, it may mean less financial contribution from them. Most homeowners in Daytona facing damaging fire issues find themselves unable to afford both reconstruction costs and the market price of everything lost in the fire, and end up buying inadequate replacements.

Restoration is less expensive than replacement, even if you downgrade, and allows you to salvage the exact items and functionality you had before the fire. Although not everything damaged in a fire is restorable, we evaluate every item manually to determine if a certified contractor or we can recover that specific item within a reasonable price range.
 
This policy is not limited to just belongings, and in fact extends to flooring, wallpaper, paint jobs, and anything else in your home. We attempt to restore everything we can with cost-effective means before beginning reconstruction efforts, which can be lengthy and costly. Our strategy of mitigation also helps to save many elements of your home from reconstruction and replacement. Simple actions such as water extraction, boarding, tarping, and site preparation can lead to significant savings as restorations get underway. Be sure to call SERVPRO as soon as possible after a fire so that our mitigation efforts can be at their most effective.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is available 24/7 for victims of fires and other types of damage. If you require our services in the aftermath of a fire or would like to know more about what we do, call us at (386) 677-9993.

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Let The Pros Handle Commercial Water Removal in Daytona

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Let The Pros Handle Commercial Water Removal in Daytona Warehouses and other business have equipment that will not work and can get damaged when wet. If you have an event occur, contact SERVPRO.

Our Staff Works Quickly After Safety Precautions Have Been Taken

Significant water intrusion brings most commercial endeavors to a halt. The key to a successful recovery from standing water is fast, professional water removal. This service is at the core of our mission as a disaster restoration company, and we commit to providing a reliable option for members of our business community faced with disasters that include a large volume of water that needs evacuation.
 
Regardless of the source -- storms, plumbing fails, operator error or any other reason -- speedy and efficient commercial water removal services in Daytona are essential to the well-being of your business. No retail space, lodging, restaurant, office, rental unit, school, health care center, factory, warehouse, or a myriad of other commercial properties can fulfill their business mission when inches or feet of water create an emergency situation. SERVPRO has the heavy-duty equipment and the well-qualified work crews to make short work of this catastrophe.
 
When water fills any area of your business, electrical systems are typically shut down for safety reasons. The vehicles SERVPRO outfits for our teams of water remediation experts feature truck mounted pumps and water extractors, never reliant on power that may be randomly unavailable. We get right to work once we establish no threat of electrical shock imperils our crew or your staff.
 
Often the water contained within your business after this type of event contains contaminants, further complicating the removal and disposal. SERVPRO technicians obtain advanced training and certification through IICRC approved courses to help them manage these difficult issues correctly. The health and safety of both customers and employees, as well as the general welfare of the community, benefit from proper treatment of contaminated water.
 
Your company also may need to provide evidence to authorities proving the water removal proceeded according to local regulations or face fines or other consequences. SERVPRO helps you develop needed documentation and extends our considerable experience in operating according to the best practices of the water removal industry.
 
Until the water is removed from your business, other key restoration tasks wait. Water damage needs an immediate reaction to avoid secondary harm and to clear the way for the next and critical steps of drying and restoring your space, so your business is free to resume.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach offers fast and professional help when your business is overwhelmed with water. Call (386) 677-9993 day or night to schedule a consultation.

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Dealing with a Flooded Daytona Home After a Hurricane

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing with a Flooded Daytona Home After a Hurricane Hurricane Storm Damage in Daytona--SERVPRO to the Rescue

SERVPRO Responds and Mitigates Damage After Storms in the Daytona Area

After you have experienced a frightening disaster such as a hurricane in Daytona, you may not be sure what to do next. If your home has been flooded by the super storm, it can be even more daunting and troublesome. Where do you begin with cleanup and getting your life back together? What do you do for power?
 
An important step is to quickly react when you have flood damage to your Daytona home so that additional problems may be avoided. Your house has already sustained massive trauma, so do not hesitate to contact our remediation specialists at SERVPRO. We can quickly assess the damages so a plan of action can be made. We do all we can to salvage as many of your possessions as possible and dry out your home as fast as achievable.
 
We can also work with your insurance company, which you should be calling right away so your claim can be submitted. Your insurance company needs a full list of everything that is damaged, destroyed, or missing. If you do not have a home inventory list, do your best to create the list from memory including prices, brand names, and where and when the items were purchased. Did you photograph your home's interior and exterior prior to the storm hitting?
 
Standing water can pose a danger of electric shock. Therefore, if possible, it is important to shut off the main power to your home. Exposed structural damage, fallen trees, broken glass and other debris, can pose all kinds of dangers as well. The structure of your home could be unstable, too. If needed, wait for SERVPRO staff to arrive before even entering your home.
 
We offer best practices in flood and water damage restoration, and we invest in the latest equipment and technology. Doing so helps us to find hidden moisture and extract standing water efficiently and quickly. We use professional strength sanitizing, cleaning, and deodorizing products as well to ensure your property is left clean and sanitized for your safety and comfort. We have available portable and trailer mounted power generators to drive our equipment for water extraction and drying.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is local. We move fast to come to your aid. Residents of Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, and Ormond Beach can reach us anytime after a disaster at (386) 677-9993.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services That Daytona Beach Homeowners Can Trust

9/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services That Daytona Beach Homeowners Can Trust Having a fire event in your home can be overwhelming. Contact the technicians at SERVPRO for a quick reply and start to remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by to Assess and Remediate Damage in Your Home After a Fire

As a result of a fire in your Daytona Beach home, you may experience a variety of other damages, and it helps to be aware of beforehand. Knowing what to expect can help you obtain the proper insurance coverage and limit any losses you experience, should disaster strike.

You can protect your home against fire damage in Daytona Beach and the many problems that often accompany these type of incidents. Having a little knowledge allows you to make a sound, informed decision that has a major impact on the quality of your home’s restoration after a fire.

As one of the most devastating disasters that could ever happen in your home, fires themselves do limited damage. It is the smoke, water, mold, structural, and content damages that are likely to exceed any burn damage by far. You need someone like SERVPRO that can perform a variety of repairs, restoration, and damage mitigation services in your home, to thoroughly provide answers to any situation you may face.

While firefighters do a wonderful job, fighting your fire usually consists of tearing holes in your walls, ceiling, or roof, leading to additional damage. SERVPRO makes board-up and roof tarp services available to help protect the rest of your home from external dangers while your restoration is underway.  

Fighting fire in your home also involves the use of water, often saturating many areas of your home that are not even a part of the fire itself. SERVPRO’s water damage mitigation services are designed to limit your home’s exposure, getting water out fast, and preventing secondary problems such as mold, from ever getting a foothold in your home.

We have a full team of IICRC-industry certified technicians, with access to advanced equipment and resources necessary to perform any services in your home. You can count on us to carry out all repairs, restoration, and reconstruction needed to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition.  

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach for full-service solutions to fire damage throughout the area, including Ormond Beach. Our technicians are here to help, 24/7, anytime, day or night; we provide emergency services when you need them, call today. (386) 677-9993

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Answers to Questions Regarding Mold Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Answers to Questions Regarding Mold Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home When you find mold in your home, your best bet is to call the certified technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Investigate to Find the Cause of Mold Before Starting the Remediation Process

Questions about mold and how to treat growth found on your Daytona Beach property scatter the internet. Some articles try to scare you by emphasizing black or white mold and possible effects while throwing around terms like remove and eliminate that confuse the situation.  

SERVPRO technicians would like to help our customers avoid mold damage in Daytona Beach altogether. However, if you find yourselves experiencing this problem, the least we can do is help prevent you from falling prey to many sources of information that prompt homeowners to seek unnecessary services.  

Using this forum, we can help you understand more about mold and provide you with the answers you need to make sound decisions. Let’s tackle each question together.

What do you do if you find mold growth in your home? (Or think you might have it.)
You might want to try cleaning the area yourself, just keep in mind that by the time you can visually see mold, there is often a larger problem lying somewhere underneath. No matter how much you scrub the small area that you can see, it can keep coming back. The household products available at your local store only do part of the job, they are not a full solution.

You might also find mold home test kits that prompt you to take a sample from visible growth and mail it to a lab to discover which type of mold you have. These tests involve wasting time and money to discover useless information. They make you waste 7 to 10-days for the results giving mold an opportunity to dig in further, causing additional damages.

What is Mold Mitigation or Remediation?
Mitigation means to reduce the severity of a problem while remediation means reversing or stopping environmental damage occurring in your home. If done correctly, technicians use physical methods to remove contaminated materials from your home. Everything unrestorable requires specific handling, transport, and disposal to protect our surrounding environment. SERVPRO uses proven containment methods to control growth in your home and prevents further spread.

Regardless of the type or amount of mold you may find on your property, professional services are your best chance for a successful recovery. If you live in the Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach areas, Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach, today. (386) 677-9993

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