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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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Restoring Your Home with Water Removal Services in Daytona Beach

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Your Home with Water Removal Services in Daytona Beach Water Removal in Daytona Beach Is Speedily Done by SERVPRO

Many Factors Need Addressing for a Thorough Water Remediation Service

Standing water inside your Daytona Beach home because of broken water lines is a waking nightmare no homeowner wants. The more time between the break and its discovery adds to the mess created, as more and more water accumulates inside your home's walls. Of course, shutting off the water at the main valve is the first step, but restoring your home only starts there.
 
Homes in Daytona Beach are typically well-kept, but only a professional water removal team like SERVPRO can keep water from broken plumbing lines from destroying your home. We have all of the equipment needed to carry out even the worst case scenarios.
 
Measuring the amount of moisture in a home is important because removal must include more than the standing water alone. Reduction to normal readings of moisture in the air must always occur to prevent future damage, and our equipment enables us to do this task accurately. We know that many people are familiar with the large pump trucks used in water removal, but smaller-sized pieces of equipment also play a crucial role.
 
It is challenging to restore a water-saturated home with standing water and elevated levels of moisture without using dehumidifiers, large air blowers, heating pads for soaked flooring, and air scrubbers that clean the air of microbes. Each of these items plays a vital role in our work, and we ensure that all members of our teams have the IICRC certifications required to meet our high standards of customer satisfaction.
 
Moisture meters are also part of our equipment, revealing to us how high humidity levels are. Dehumidification strips the water from the air, but in homes that have had water problems, odors can remain behind. Our odor specialist can ensure that your home smells perfect after restoration is complete. Using machines that generate hydroxyl, a safe gas for use around carpets, pets, and even people, your home will soon smell like it should. For persistent odors, there are other methods that we can put to use for you. 

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help you by restoring your home. Water removal is much easier with the proper tools, equipment, and training than just allowing things to dry out on their own. Call us day or night, any day of the year, at (386) 677-9993, and we can restore your home in Ormand Beach or Daytona Beach, no matter how severe the catastrophe.

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Have A Flood Damage Plan During Hurricane Season

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Have A Flood Damage Plan During Hurricane Season Storm Waters Can Be Polluted, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup to Your Daytona Home

SERVPRO Is There to Help During Flooding Emergencies

Hurricane season, in theory, runs from June through late November. The dates involved are not as important as the response you seek for damage done to your home after the storm. SERVPRO crews train for these situations and are ready to implement a post-storm plan that works to return your home to preloss condition.
 
The heavy winds, torrential rains, and storm surge that mark summer and fall storms can inflict serious flood damage to your Daytona Beach home. You need a series of integrated steps to eradicate the water, dry out the structure, and put things back in place after the cleanup and drying out completed. Our experienced water removal and restoration staff are familiar with your struggles and have proven strategies to move from overwhelmed with flood water to “Like it never even happened.”
 
Flood water linked to storm activity has a high risk of contamination. You are attacked from both backed up storm sewers and salt and rain water that flowed across and through a wide range of dangerous substances before it found your home. Human waste, fertilizers, animal carcasses and waste, automotive residues from streets and parking lots, and more are just some of the unhealthy things you may find floating in your lower levels. Our fast and professional response helps manage the threats this gray or black water poses.
 
SERVPRO uses truck mounted pumps and water extractors to clear the standing water. The contaminated nature of the mixture removed requires special disposal. We follow all local codes when discarding the water far from your home. Our goal is always restoration, so we use professional antimicrobials to sanitize floors, walls, ceilings, and the structural elements of your home rather than demolition. Our crew takes moisture readings and positions high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out space, checking for and draining any hidden pockets of retained water.
 
If the affected area contains furnishings and personal belongings we help you make informed decisions about what to keep and dry and what must be thrown out. We typically stage movable items in a nearby and dry garage or another shelter to give you and the team time to review the soaked articles. SERVPRO has available freeze drying services for important papers and pictures, but care must be taken to get those items frozen quickly and dealt with later.
 
After the flood call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach for fast and professional damage restoration services. Our number is (386) 677-9993, answered 24 hours a day.

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Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Daytona Beach

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Daytona Beach Smoke & Fire Damage Cleanup in Daytona Beach Is No Match for SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Full Cleanup After Smoke & Fire Damage

Homes serve as a place for relaxation after a long day of hard work. Unfortunately, they are also a den of hazards that can decimate the structure within minutes, in the event of an accident. Just recently, a trailer sustained severe smoke damage when a candle fell into a bin with flammable linen, setting property worth millions of dollars ablaze.
 
Are you prepared for such a situation? If not, SERVPRO has highly trained technicians who can provide fire damage restoration services for your Daytona Beach property quickly and efficiently. We have industry-standard tools and products and follow IICRC recommendations in every emergency.
 
The main purpose of smoke damage restoration is to return materials to preloss condition. SERVPRO restorers apply a structured procedure to accomplish this task. We scrutinize the site for any smoke residues, starting from the source of the fire. Sometimes an area can contain different types of smoke residues in one place. In this case, our specialists choose the most efficient cleaning method for all the residues present.
 
The type of surface plays a huge role in selecting a cleanup method/product. Our fire damage restorers understand that certain cleaning processes can end up damaging the material completely, so we must be cautious in our decision. Whenever possible, we start by vacuuming off the surface loose debris and soil. We consider the type of action we are looking for, such as changing pH, oxidizing, bleaching, emulsifying, and dissolving. Next, we use dry and wet cleaning procedures to break the bond between residue particles and the surfaces. The debris and resultant waste are disposed of after cleaning.
 
Heat is also important in fire damage restoration, as it tends to accelerate the cleaning process. SERVPRO experts choose an appropriate temperature depending on the material and cleaning solution at play. To agitate the surface, we use brushes, air & water pressures, towels, and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines, both at our plant and on-site. This process helps to dislodge residues and distribute cleaning products throughout the surface.
 
The amount of time it takes to complete the smoke damage restoration process depends on the type of residues and the product. Our technicians also deodorize smoke odors resulting from the fire, which can make staying in your house virtually intolerable.
 
We understand that accidents are unavoidable. If your house sustains fire damage and smoke damage from faulty wiring, candles, or just curious children, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. We are available 24/7 at – (386) 677-9993.

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Laundry Day Mold Discovery In Daytona Beach

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Laundry Day Mold Discovery In Daytona Beach Moisture Leads to Need for Mold Remediation by SERVPRO in Your Daytona Beach Home

Mold Discovered? Call in the Remediation Experts--SERVPRO

The requirements mold spores have for growth are straightforward and available in many areas of your home. Moisture, oxygen, and a surface coated with just a bit of nourishment are all that is needed. SERVPRO mold remediation specialists help with everything from finding the water source and clearing the mold away safely to offering hints on how to avoid another outbreak.

You believe one of the cleanest areas of your home is the laundry room with its high-efficiency washer and dryer, and shelves full of detergents, stain removers and bleach. However, you notice a sour, earthy smell and some discolored areas near the dryer vent. Unexpected or not, mold damage is a reality in your Daytona Beach home. We can help remove the mold and determine why this area of your home is such a microbial incubator.
 
SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s protocols for mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings in any interior space. First, the team contains the area for the safety of you and your family. Plastic sheeting is hung, and any nearby vents of your HVAC system must be covered. If the infestation is significant, we bring in a negative pressure air scrubber to be certain no particles of the mold escape into the air during the remediation. We remove and bag the mold and any surface it infiltrates, preparing to dispose of it properly outside of the home.
 
The team then applies antimicrobials to the affected areas and vacuums up lint and other debris with our HEPA filter equipment. SERVPRO experts inspect the area to be sure all mold is gone and moisture and nourishment sources eliminated. Common places for mold growth in a laundry room include the gasket around a front loading washer, the lint trap and vent of the dryer, and even the piles of clothes and linens waiting for their turn. Wiping down the gasket, limiting the time dirty laundry wait, and cleaning the dryer vents and lint screens help.
 
The hot and humid conditions in Florida require extra vigilance. It is crucial to keep the humidity within all areas of your home between 30 and 50 percent. Running your AC should do this, but many households add a dehumidifier to achieve the proper level. Consider having your air conditioner checked and cleaned as a final safeguard.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the technicians and equipment to manage mold damage in your home. Call (386) 677-9993 to have an experienced mold remediation specialist evaluate any mold concerns.

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Local Motorcycle Shop Flood

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Local Motorcycle Shop Flood It's never fun to walk into your business and see water on the ground.

Everyone knows that Motorcycles and Daytona beach go hand in hand. Unfortunately for this business owner a slab leak caused his showroom floor to be covered with 3" of water. The owner immediately called SERVPRO Daytona Beach and we were there within 20 minutes to start extracting water. In less then 2 hours all of the standing water was extracted and fans and dehumidifiers were setup to finish drying the building. 3 days later the showroom was completely dry and no motorcycles were harmed in the process! SERVPRO Daytona works hard for your business to ensure that you can keep your doors open and keep your schedule as normal as possible. If you need us we'll be there 24hrs a day. Call today to we can make it "Like it never even happened." 

Local College Flood

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Local College Flood Classrooms were heavily affected but because of quick thinking by the school damage was minimized.

It was a normal Friday at the 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 were 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 into the 1st floor of the building. The fast acting faculty immediately got the pumps turned off and called SERVPRO Daytona Beach. Within an hour SERVPRO was 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. 

Carpet Cleaning

11/3/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Carpet Cleaning at a local 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/