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What is the Best Way to Restore Fire Damaged Appliances in Ormond Beach?

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Refridgerator, stove, microwave, and washing machine Your appliances may not be lost after a fire. SERVPRO can help restore them to their pre-fire condition.

How to Restore Appliances After Fire Damage in Your Ormond Beach Home

Fires can start anywhere and anytime, but the most common type of fire in the U.S.A is the kitchen fire. The reason for this is the high number of fires in the kitchen compared to other rooms in a home. The kitchen is where electricity, heat, grease, and water come together. Grease fires are hazardous because they can get out of control rapidly and spread from the stove throughout your kitchen and into other rooms in your home, leading to extensive destruction. 

Cleaning up your Ormond Beach home after fire damage can be a huge undertaking. Therefore, working with a restoration company like SERVPRO is vital. We have a team of trained professionals with the expertise to restore your home and its contents safely and effectively. 

Fire damage can continue to occur in your home even after you have extinguished the fire. If you do not take steps to clean up your possessions, soot, ash, and smoke odors can remain in your home. The appliances in your kitchen like the oven, refrigerator, stove, dishwater, microwave, freezer, and trash compactor may have soot and other residues. Many of these appliances may not break down because of smoke damage, but they can be unsightly if covered in soot, scorched or charred. 

The surfaces of appliances are like those of hard-surfaced furniture. Therefore, our technicians can wet clean and polish the surfaces to remove the residues. Many appliances are electrical. We disconnect such appliances from the source of power before cleaning. The specialist cleaning products we use can eliminate soot, ash, and other residues. 

After cleaning the soot and smoke from these devices, we can contact an authorized electronic service firm to check them. Our SERVPRO crew ensures that the safety check confirms that the appliances are suitable for use before turning them on. Fire and high humidity can cause electrical shorts in electrically-powered equipment. Therefore, if any appliance does not survive the damage, make a claim with your insurer for a replacement unit. 

A fire can ruin the critical contents that make your home more comfortable in which to live.  SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can assist you to prevent further damage to such contents. Call us today at (386) 677-9993 for prompt cleanup.

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Sustained Summertime Storms Cause Flood Damage In Ormond By The Sea

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fallen on roof after severe storm. If you have a terrible storm near your home you shouldn't try and clean up alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Storm Flood Damage Experts In Ormond By The Sea Discuss Problems With Wet Carpet

The hurricane season has recently started, meaning that a storm could hit the Ormond by the Sea area. The hurricane season every year brings about the weather that can cause your property storm flood damage. Even if your home is not directly in the eye of a vicious hurricane, your neighborhood could still get hit with excessive rainstorms and dangerous high-speed winds. The combination of rain and wind can cause problems with your house's structure.

For example, if wind causes a medium-size tree to hit your house and break a window, rainwater can then enter your home and create more issues for you. Any hole in your exterior can create storm flood damage inside your Ormond by the Sea residence. Once a window in your building shatters, your structure is exposed, and water can quickly enter and negatively affect your contents and building materials. Moisture can cause many problems with items inside your house, especially with anything that is made from organic materials.

Carpet is one example of a building component that contains organic substances. Most fabric flooring materials have a paper backing that is composed of natural elements. When carpets get wet, the organic backing that hold your flooring together can pull away from your carpet fibers, thus ruining your flooring. The paper on the back of your carpet can also become a food source for fungi if it is left wet for too long.

If your carpet ever gets wet after a storm, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians or WRTs can help you save your carpet and prevent mold growth. As soon as our meters tell us that your carpet is wet, we start by using specialized extraction tools to remove the moisture while it is still a liquid. We then can float your carpet by putting an air mover underneath it so that the backing of your carpet and your subfloor gets dried out.

After all of the moisture gets removed from your carpet, it can still hold mildew like odors as a result of the problems created by the storm that struck your neighborhood. To remove these odors, we usually clean your carpets after any water damage takes place.

If your house in Mound Grove, Tomoka Estates, Holly Hill, or National Gardens ever gets negatively affected by severe weather, go ahead and call in SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 so that we can return your home to its previous state "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Discuss Steps To Handling Fire Damage In An Ormond Beach Hospital

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Close-up Of Fire Burning Inside The Office We can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Steps To Handling Commercial Fire Damage In An Ormond Beach Hospital

There has been a decline in the frequency of fire incidents in hospitals because of improvements in electrical wiring, hospital construction, and better control of flammable gases. Hospitals also train their staff to handle fire emergencies by using fire extinguishing equipment and overseeing evacuations. However, fires are serious when they happen in hospitals. Items like hospital gowns, towels, and rags catch fire easily.

Some patients may not move and get out of the path of a fire quickly. When an Ormond Beach hospital has commercial fire damage, it is crucial to take steps to prevent further destruction to the structures and contents. SERVPRO has the right equipment and technicians to handle fire damage problems in any health care facility.

With vital documents like patient records, X-rays, and expensive diagnostic equipment, among other things at risk, it is critical for restorers to handle and restore the facility with the utmost care. After a fire, smoke and soot may enter the air ventilation system of a hospital, resulting in smoke damage to areas far from the actual fire like patient’s rooms and administrative facilities. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can circulate air throughout the affected areas to remove soot and smoke odor. We can open doors, windows, and use fans to move air throughout the air.

The fire-damaged areas may be messy with soot, debris, and dirt mixed with the water used to extinguish the fire. Water damage can cause further issues like mold growth. We can remove the water in the damaged zone using portable pumps. We can also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry the areas. Our technicians can also check for hidden moisture using equipment like:

    •    Thermo hygrometers
    •    Infrared cameras
    •    Moisture sensors
    •    Moisture meters

Our technicians can clean the floors, walls, and ceilings using specialized cleaning products, techniques, and products to remove soot and stains. We apply cleaning agents to affected surfaces and agitate them to penetrate and loosen soils. We remove the soils once the cleaning agent holds them in suspension and dissolves them. Our restorers also use cleaning solutions to remove soils. We can then remove the remaining moisture or water and leftover soils from the materials.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also clean and sanitize restorable items. Smoke and other scents may also linger in a hospital, diminishing the comfort levels of staff and patients. Our team can remove the bad odors using air scrubbing devices with deodorizers. Air scrubbers draw dirty indoor air through a series of filters to capture scents, gases, and particles and then exhaust clean air back into the environment.

Fire damage in a hospital can curtail the ability of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers to care for patients. Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 when in need of fire restoration services in Daytona Beach, Ormond By The Sea and Holly Hill. We can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

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We Will Restore Your Daytona Beach Shirt Shop After A Fire

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

No matter when fire losses occur, you can count on our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach to have a fast and confident response.

Protecting Your Daytona Beach Shirt Shop After Fire Damage

Our team has always had a long-standing and beneficial relationship with the first responders and firefighters serving the Greater Daytona Beach area. Building on that trust and comfort has allowed us to work even alongside these professionals in the past to offer our commercial customers the most effective and immediate service possible. We strive to exceed your expectations, but even more than this, we want to get you back to business as usual despite the damage that might have occurred.

Novelty shirt shops line the beach, when fire damage in Daytona Beach structures breaks out, it can quickly spread through these stores. With the entire shop full of combustible and flammable merchandise, if you do not have a swift reaction to these situations with either fire extinguishers, a sprinkler system, or awaiting the arrival of the emergency responders, much of your inventory can get lost. Our SERVPRO professionals can help protect some of these items from continuing to get damaged once the fire gets extinguished through our content management team, but how do you get back to business as usual?

The recovery of your property does not get left to your care and ability without you explicitly asking for that. Often, our SERVPRO professionals can begin to help by listening to our customers about how things looked, where they had gotten positioned, the materials used in the construction of specific areas of the small shop, and the types of shelving and tables used to display the merchandise. Restoring the damage to your property often means addressing each of these concerns individually to ultimately make the fire loss “Like it never even happened.”

Though many of the shirts within your shop could have become damaged in the fire, one of the ways to protect your investment is to remove any of them that can still get salvaged. Deodorization and dry cleaning of the shirts in more lightly affected areas can ensure that you do not need to replace your entire inventory of goods and that once your doors open back up, you still have merchandise to sell until the next shipment of shirts and souvenirs arrives.

While you might not have the only shirt shop along Daytona Beach, you want to continue to be a consistent presence for the droves of tourists and local traffic in the area. No matter when fire losses occur, you can count on our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach to have a fast and confident response. Give us a call anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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How You Can Help After A Fire In Your Daytona Beach Home

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (386) 677-9993 for expert assistance in Holly Hill, Mound Grove, and National Gardens.

How You Can Help When Your Home Requires Smoke And Fire Damage Restoration In Daytona Beach

After an event that causes damage to a home, it is natural for the property owners to want to try cleaning the mess themselves. Unless they use the correct tools, cleaning agents, and methods, this can make things worse, instead of better. There are some activities that you can use, though, in your home in Daytona Beach to produce positive results.

As difficult as it might seem, avoiding excessive walking through your Daytona Beach home prevents smoke and fire damage from worsening. Smoke particles can descend deeper with each footstep and cut into carpet backing that we might have previously saved. Setting boxes or other heavy items on upholstered furniture can also work soot more deeply into furniture and make for more work-intensive restoration later.

If your goal is to strip the soot off of something, concentrate on metal fixtures first. Highly polished items like these can become permanently marred by the corrosive nature of soot. Even when soot feels dusty and dry, or greasy and smooth, the microscopic particles quickly ruin shiny, smooth surfaces.

Removing soot from the bathroom fixtures on tubs and sinks, as well as their equivalents in the kitchen, can help keep them from becoming eyesores. For dry soot, use a brush and a soft cloth. When soot clings to surfaces, use some mild soap mixed with water on a cloth. After you clean something, spray some light cooking spray on the metal to protect it from still-airborne soot.
You can also clean any plants that survived. Wash both sides of each leaf and the trunk or stems. You might want to check on the top of the soil for foreign debris. Heavy soiling of soot and ash might necessitate a change of potting mix.

Your refrigerator and freezer also might need cleaning on the inside. If electricity no longer works in your home, removing the items inside, wiping surfaces down, and propping doors open can mean the difference between a fresher-smelling appliance when you move back in and one you would rather throw away and never see again, instead.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach encourages residents to use these tips after a fire event leaves their belongings covered in soot and ash. Fire damage can seem overwhelming. We have additional tips that you might find useful in starting the mitigation your house needs. Call us at (386) 677-9993 for expert assistance in Holly Hill, Mound Grove, and National Gardens.

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Daytona Beach Property Damage Woes from Nature or Family Members? Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Relief

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Advanced Equipment, Attention to Detail, Highly Trained Technicians Are Why SERVPRO Is a Premier Restoration Company in the Daytona Beach Area

Fast and Effective Restoration Services for Daytona Beach Homes

With thousands of residents and commercial entities sharing real estate in the Greater Daytona Beach area, we had to work hard to become one of the premier restoration services available in the region. With decades in the industry, we have honed and crafted our skills to become one of the leading teams offering a fast and skilled response to water, fire, mold, and storm damage emergencies. As we have professionals representing nearly all niches of recovery, we are a comprehensive solution that can help our customers through every phase from initial inspection through the final walkthrough.

Storm
Storms are a nearly constant threat to Daytona Beach and this entire coastal region of Florida. With weather events that can rapidly gather strength to destroy homes and businesses, or cause substantial structural damages, situations can get out of control quickly. From breaches that lead to flood loss or exterior compromise that can sever utilities, our professionals must have a tailored response to individual properties to complete restorations in cost-effective and efficient manners.

We have a full roster of SERVPRO professionals that have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) Many of these same dedicated technicians have other accreditations from this same standard-setting organization in vital niches of the industry like Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning, Biohazard Cleaning, and Mold Remediation. We can address flood loss scenarios that can piggyback on storm damage to Daytona Beach homes with confidence and skill, showcasing the full measure of our inventory of leading equipment and products.

We have a team of contractors ready and able to provide both temporary repairs to prevent further water penetration, including board up and tarping. Our team of contractors can also help by offering full-scale renovations and reconstruction for your Daytona Beach property once the mitigation work inside completes.  

Water
Much like our skilled response to flood loss scenarios, the same dedicated professionals with accreditations through the IICRC respond when water damage affects Daytona Beach properties as well. With decades of service in our region, our SERVPRO team has become a trusted crew for extraction, drying, and cleanup.  

From everything from a faulty appliance through leaking plumbing fixtures, water damage can vary significantly in severity and source in Daytona Beach residences. We have an evolving inventory of recovery and mitigation tools, helping us to provide your house with the effective drying and water removal services necessary to prevent excessive exposure and saturation that leads to tearing out and reconstruction.

We know how quickly water loss incidents can get out of control, and how difficult it can be to determine the full extent of this damage within your Daytona Beach home. Our professionals arrive with the machines to get mitigation work started, and discovery devices and infrared cameras to continually monitor the success of drying efforts to determine where additional drying or attention might be necessary.

Fire

One of the most traumatic and damaging of all loss situations is fire damage to Daytona Beach properties. Whether residential or commercial, even smaller-scale incidents can require multiple layers of effects to overcome, including odors, soot, smoke, debris, airborne particulates, and structural concerns. We have a full roster of qualified technicians certified through the IICRC in Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and Odor Control (OCT.)

We strive to provide our customers with a reliable and immediate response in light of damaging fire loss impacts, and that begins with a full damage assessment. We carefully inspect every area of your Daytona Beach property to create a tailored recovery response based on the personnel and equipment necessary to bring your home back to preloss condition. These actions get overseen by a Master Fire & Smoke Restorer that we have on our staff, which can ensure that the work gets done correctly and efficiently.

As many fire loss scenarios impact structural integrity, our SERVPRO team also provides a crew of competent contracting specialists that can work to recover your Daytona Beach home with both temporary solutions so mitigation can begin and seamlessly transitioning into full-scale reconstruction and build back. We have a restore before replacing mentality, so our crew works to recover damaged original construction materials before demolition, and later reinstallation occurs.

Mold
Mold damage in Daytona Beach homes is a common situation given the higher level of humidity that many in the coastal Florida areas contend with year-round. While we encourage our customers to seek proper ventilation and to maintain dry environments within their properties, sometimes specific areas get neglected, and mold growth occurs. These colonies can spread rapidly, allowing the organisms to quickly grow out of control and require the intricate training and advanced products and equipment of our SERVPRO remediation team.

Our team can work first to quarantine the affected areas of your Daytona Beach house to prevent the situation from getting any worse than it already is. With skilled IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians fitted with the latest equipment and products, we can eliminate much of the mold colonization with effective strategies like sanding and soda blasting while reducing spore activity with negative air chambers and air scrubbing equipment.

As a licensed mold contractor in the state of Florida (MRSR515), we can do much more for Daytona Beach properties than to reduce the severity of mold colonization in a residence or business. We have contractors that can focus on controlled demolition for heavily compromised structural elements and replace these materials once the moisture in the property has gotten addressed along with the lingering remnants of mold colonization.

There are many ways that disasters can threaten your area home or business, but with decades of industry experience under our belts, our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team can help. We have a skillfully qualified group of professionals and a robust, modern inventory of recovery tools to make short work of damages to your property. Give us a call at (386) 677-9993 to make all loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

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We Will Save Your Water Damaged Home In Ormond Beach

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 today to arrange a visit from a local technician.

Dehumidification And Encouraging Air Circulation In Ormond Beach Properties With Water Damage

Part of owning a property is being able to rectify issues quickly when things go wrong. Garages, ground floors or crawlspaces can all be adversely affected by faulty plumbing or heavy rainfall. Over time, the microbes present in water can multiply, causing malodor, staining, or mold growth. Managing these problems is best left to a professional who can predict possible outcomes and perform the tasks that are essential to returning your home to its preloss condition.

We own and operate a local solution for water damage in Ormond Beach. Time can often be a significant factor in the scale of harm caused to property from moisture, so it is crucial to bring in professional assistance as quickly as possible. SERVPRO technicians are trained to identify potential areas of concern as well as experienced in controlling humidity and removing excess moisture from home. By doing so, we can not only restore the property but also control microbial growth and prevent secondary mold issues.

The primary method of removing excess moisture is by manipulating airflow and humidity levels to encourage evaporation. Rapid air movers use centrifugal motion alongside a heating element to create rapid airflow. The increased air circulation lifts moisture from the surface while increasing surface temperature, from the heating element, pulls more moisture out of the surface. The combination of the two can be a formidable method of drying a large surface area rapidly.

Water moves from wet to dry and can be absorbed by various surfaces, furniture, and fabrics. Desiccant dehumidifiers can help to dry the air to below 40 grains per pound chemically. By doing so, absorbed moisture can be drawn out of hard floors or fabrics as water moves from wet to dry. This exchange of moisture can be vital in controlling secondary damages like microbial growth, odor, and mold.

Property restoration requires professional equipment and expertise. Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 today to arrange a visit from a local technician.

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Ormond Beach Retail Shops and Eateries Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Ormond Beach Bakery Is Open for Business after a Water Loss Thanks to SERVPRO

Commercial Floodwater Removal Services for Ormond Beach  

Many situations can create a need for commercial water removal. For instance, when the water main outside the local bakery malfunctions. The highly pressured water can quickly surge into the building carrying along with it mud and debris. This can prevent normal foot traffic and baking from carrying on as usual. We are here to let you know how we deal with such events when they happen in Ormond Beach.

Any Ormond Beach-based bakery or retail shop needs water removal services when water and mud quickly enter the building.  Our SERVPRO technicians can respond almost immediately and access the site. After that, we can come up with appropriate procedures to extract excess water from different parts of the building. Our goal is to quickly mitigate the muddy water flooding from damaging equipment and cooking appliances.
 
By using shovels, we can remove the mud and use water extraction procedures such as the use of submersible pumps to remove the excess water. If the bakery has soaked drywall, our SERVPRO technicians can remove a layer of the drywall – usually a few feet up – to expose the wall cavities for efficient drying. We can then place air movers and dehumidifiers within the building to enhance the drying process.
 
Since a bakery is an operation where food is prepared, our SERVPRO technicians eliminate conditions which may favor the growth of mold. Sacks of flour, sugar, condiments and such are very susceptible to absorption via high humidity, so we work extra hard and fast to extract water vapor from the kitchen area, the front counter area, and also any dining zone. We do that by ensuring the area is completely dry, and we apply disinfectants to deactivate the spores. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) adhere to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to guarantee the safety of your customers.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can restore your commercial property to its preloss state whenever possible. Call (386) 677-9993 to have those cakes and donuts ready for the next buyer.

Ormond Beach Hospitality Enterprises Often Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration and Mitigation

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

The Green Fleet from SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in Your Ormond Beach Hotel or Enterprise--Just Call Us!

HVAC Water Damage in Your Ormond Beach Hotel

The ductwork of your Ormond Beach hotel often gets hidden behind walls and above ceilings to provide a simple and easy-to-manage aesthetic to your entire business. As each room of your hotel gets serviced with independent portions of this primary HVAC system, the water damage that begins in joints and elbows of the network do not always indicate a widespread concern. Condensation damages can get easily managed with the servicing of the air ducts and thorough drying. The commercial-grade HVAC unit itself, however, can still leave your hotel susceptible to water damage without the proper maintenance and upkeep.

Drains on the unit are often the culprit for HVAC water damage in Ormond Beach hotels, as these points can become clogged. With the hundreds of guests your facility can accommodate, a single breach in one of these powerful cooling systems for your property could spread quickly to affect multiple rooms and lodgers. The hotel needs a fast response from trained and qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team that waste no time in beginning both mitigation and containment efforts.

With these units often getting installed on the roof of the hotel, any guest on the top floor of your hotel becomes at risk should the machine malfunction and begin dispelling water through the ceiling. In a very large hotel, water chillers may also be installed on the roof, which presents another type of potential flooding problem. With the excessive use that cooling units get through nearly every season in the favorable Florida climate, this water damage can quickly damage multiple units and require relocation of your guests and fast containment strategies to prevent rooms directly below also to experience this damage.

Much of the fast response that you can get from our SERVPRO team with air movers and dehumidification units helps to prevent a severe strike to your reputation. With so many annual events happening in the Greater Daytona area, a compromised rating could affect your profits considerably.

It is always our business to get you back in business quickly, and that means working around these damaging situations to keep your hotel running as well as possible while restoration completes. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team a call anytime you need us at (386) 677-9993.

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Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Ormond Beach

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Call in the experts at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 shortly after you notice a moisture-related issue.

Water Cleanup Professionals In Ormond Beach Explain The Importance Of Final Cleaning

If excessive moisture ever enters your home in Ormond Beach, the problems can become a major headache and expense to you and your insurance company. Calling in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO can help save you and your insurer money. When most people think of restoring the damage, they think of fixing the problems directly occurred by contact with moisture. Whereas many issues can get created by objects getting wet inside your house, other situations can occur after the drying process has proved to be successful. A major part of any water cleanup process is the final cleaning and deodorization procedures.

Our team as SERVPRO always strives to return your house to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.” The initial water cleanup process in Ormond Beach does matter a lot because we can prevent future, secondary issues during this stage. However, even after your building materials and contents get all of the moisture removed from them, other problems such as dirty items or foul odors can still prevail. Once things get wet, they can attract dirt and dust from the air and become soiled. When dealing with porous materials, mildew-like aromas can be prevalent after the substances get dried out.

During most restoration procedures, our SERVPRO technicians complete carpet and fabric cleaning as a part of the final cleansing and deodorization process. During this stage, we use our truck-mounted, carpet cleaning machine to remove stains and odors from your carpeting materials. An essential step of the carpet cleaning process is the rinsing stage.

If carpets or fabrics do not get rinsed adequately, dirt can be easily attracted to the clean materials. We always use water and an advanced rinsing agent to ensure the best quality final cleaning job. In many restoration situations, we use a fabric rinse and color set chemical. Our industrially advanced chemical formula is a pleasant-scented acid that is often used in cleaning fabrics and rinsing carpets.

Anytime you need moisture removed from your structural components or building materials, call in the experts at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 shortly after you notice a moisture-related issue.

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