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Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial dryer in a home damaged by water. SERVPRO of Daytona Beach 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 Daytona 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 Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, 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 Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach/Ormond 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Avoid Not Doing Your Research Before Selecting a Daytona Beach Water Damage Remediation Team

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Woman holding a bowl to catch water from a ceiling leak. Water can quickly damage the space inside your home. Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and mitigate the intrusion.

Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Water Removal in Daytona Beach

A water spill can cause permanent damage to your private or commercial property. Often these type of damage go beyond the scope of your household cleaning products and need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, the longer water is allowed to sit, the more likely permanent harm is to occur. We understand that there is a lot of choice when it comes to professional restoration, so here's why we believe we are the only viable option.

When we receive a phone call for water removal in Daytona Beach we know that time is of the essence. SERVPRO is a local company employing local technicians. Within one hour of receiving notification of loss we can arrange a service. Within four hours, we can have a technician on site. Mitigating loss is exceptionally important to our customers because it keeps claim rates low.

Water always moves from wet to dry. In the home, a large spill can be absorbed by your floorboards and saturate the subfloor. This can cause serious problems further down the line as residual moisture becomes a hotbed for microbial growth. SERVPRO is one of few companies to use advanced drying mats. These are placed on floors and can pull moisture from the subfloor underneath. By using moisture meters your technician can detect hidden moisture pockets and safely dry them.

One of the reasons we are lucky enough to have access to such advanced technology is that each SERVPRO company is backed by national resources. Unlike a regular provider, this funding allows us to invest significant amounts into our staff and equipment, keeping standards high. Technicians are given the opportunity to advance their knowledge and expertise through IICRC certification. Our customer service centers are regularly monitored so we can provide the feedback and training they need to continually stay ahead of the curve.

If your property is suffering after a water spill, contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, at (386) 677-9993 now.

What to Avoid During the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Daytona

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home with roof and upper level completely destoyed. Fire damage restoration can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to help you deal with the process including insurance agents.

Better Communication with Insurance Agents Facilitates Fire Damage Recovery in Daytona

The destruction created by a fire in your Daytona home can cause a wide range of emotions and feelings to affect your family. Until SERVPRO technicians complete the mitigation and your family can return to a safe and smoke-free home, these emotions, stress, and constant difficulties can plague your family life.
 
We have gained experience in working with insurance agents through our fire damage mitigation work in Daytona. Working with insurance agents benefits our customers in several ways due to our third party nature and our high level of expertise. We learn about the basics of the insurance agent's role in helping families recover from fire damage and other disasters during our training. We continue to learn about such matters, as well as many others, during the time working with SERVPRO.
 
While many items that burned in your home clearly require the purchase of replacements, other belongings, and structures fall inside less defined conditions. With our knowledge of the costs involved in the restoration of such items, we can provide your insurance company with a valid comparison sheet containing the costs to restore, as opposed to replacing, these items. Including details about the extent of the damage as well as photographic evidence can help your agent make a faster decision about reimbursing you for the costs involved.
 
SERVPRO technicians also receive training to help make the mitigation process quicker and less stressful for our customers. We know that the disaster that caused problems inside your property is a source of unexpected problems for you. Mitigating fire damage and removing smoke and soot helps make things safer to enter, which is especially important when you need to gather essential documents or medicines.
 
Cleaning your home of soot deposits helps reduce noticeable odors from the fire, but in no way eliminates them from your home. Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses various techniques, chosen according to the type of materials affected the most. Reliable methods include thermal fogging and the generation of hydroxyl gas. Like other aspects of our work in mitigating fire damage, we work closely with you in performing this part of your home's restoration.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, can help you recover your property after fire damage tries to claim it from you. We arrive Faster To Any Disaster. Contact us at (386) 677-9993 whenever your house sustains damage.

Dealing with a Flooded Daytona Home After a Hurricane

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Blowing palm trees from approaching storm. 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 superstorm, 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.  Contact us after a disaster at (386) 677-9993.

Have A Flood Damage Plan During Hurricane Season

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Storm water rushing in to street drain 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 pre loss 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, 7 days a week.

Fire Damage Restoration Services That Daytona Beach Homeowners Can Trust

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Burned out exterior of a 2 story home. 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. SERVPROs 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/Ormond 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.


Why Controlling Indoor Humidity Is Important

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Window with condesation. Don't delay after you've had a water damage, mold growth can start in as little as 72hrs.

Controlling indoor humidity is import for several different reasons, in East Central Florida for example where SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, is located where the outdoor humidity is one of highest naturally in the U.S. Making the use of air conditioning critical for controlling the indoor humidity. When controlling the indoor humidity 60% RH (relative humidity) is the threshold, above 60% RH can result in mold amplification which in turn could lead to mold damage. Controlling the indoor humidity can be especially important if a structure has been affected by water damage or fire damage in the water damage situation after the water removal has been completed, the next step would be to get the indoor humidity down below 60%. Usually this is done by using commercial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air thus reducing the humidity. When a building is affected by fire there may be excessive moisture and elevated humidity in the structure from extinguishing the fire and may consist of water damage cleanup as well as fire damage clean up.

When excessive humidity or water damage is not addressed in a timely and proper fashion a building can sustain additional damage by causing warping, swelling or cracking. When a structure becomes wet and the evaporation process starts the humidity increases and secondary damage will result from the migration of the moisture from the affected materials to the unaffected materials until equilibrium is achieved. When this occurs the repair process will become more extensive resulting in unneeded repairs and possibly dangerous for these reasons it’s a good idea to call an expert like SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/ Ormond Beach for assistance when dealing with water damage, fire damage and mold removal.

Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Daytona Beach

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke damage to a home in December. Smoke & Fire Damage Cleanup in Daytona Beach Is No Match for SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Full Cleanup After Smoke & Fire Damage

Your home serves 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 IIRC recommendations in every emergency.
 
The main purpose of smoke damage restoration is to return materials to pre loss 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.

Removing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Restaurants

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Welcome to Daytona Beach signage 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.

Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians assessing water damage to an office building 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 are 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 areas. 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 Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, 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 SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.