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Your Best Guide to Daytona Beach Water Removal

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

tree trunk falls on top of home causing damage to the roof Damage to your home’s roof can quickly bring rainwater inside. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the water damage.

Why SERVPRO Uses Different Water Removal Techniques when Restoring Your Daytona Beach Home

When your home in Daytona Beach ends up soaked after a tree topples down onto your roof, you need to not only get the tree taken care of and your roof repaired, but you also need to get the rain out of your home. SERVPRO can take care of all aspects that a horrific storm causes your property to experience. 

Keeping everything as efficient as possible is why SERVPRO mitigates homes in Daytona Beach using different water removal techniques. These mitigation methods also provide protection against many types of damage, including destruction from water or moisture and microbial infestations. Removing the water that entered your attic can also keep the ceilings of lower floors from becoming stained. 

As soon as our building services team finishes removing the offending tree, clearing out the debris, and making the initial repairs to the roof, we start removing water from the area. Simultaneously, other crew members are pulling water out of the walls. We can tell where water migrates by using our infrared imaging cameras. There is no guesswork, or wasted time, involved in this step. 

When water enters into the interiors of walls, floors, as well as the ceilings below, we must do more than extract the water by letting it drain away. We also must get the materials these structures are made of dry again. Water trapped in hidden areas like this can cause problems both here and wherever it migrates. Blowing heated air into these cavities only works if we also provide a place for the dampened air to exit. Because of this, we often vent the cavity so that our desiccant machine can treat the air soon after it exits.

Carpets that became saturated with rain require immediate attention for us to save them from developing more extensive damage. Instead of replacing them like we must do after a flood, clean water, such as rain, allows us to restore them through drying and cleaning. 

Depending on the pile, the backing type, and the padding under the affected carpet, our restoration team might choose to perform a technique called floating the carpet. This raises the carpet off the floor and allows the carpet, pad, and underlay to dry all at the same time. This is often used for thinner carpets. Other carpets might respond better to weighted extraction methods. We use non-snagging machines that easily press the water out and into a collection chamber.

SERVPRO's water removal specialists also treat the air to reduce the amount of water vapor that can fill your home after rain ends up coming in through a hole in the roof. From top to bottom, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach uses water removal machinery and methods to dry your home and make things “Like it never even happened.” Call (386) 677-9993 for experts near your Holly Hill, Mound Grove, or National Gardens residence. 

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Molding in Attic Space in Ormond Beach Bed and Breakfast

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO truck parked in front of a hotel. Let SERVPRO remove mold permanently from your Ormond Beach business.

We know how serious mold is, especially in your Ormond Beach business.

Short term guests are the staple of your Ormond Beach bed and breakfast. While you can offer a memorable experience in this limited time frame, you also have a brief period to make a positive impression. The proper upkeep and maintenance of your facility is vital for this effort and might require routine inspections of potentially problematic areas following the worst storms the hurricane season has to offer.

Roof vulnerabilities are not always as apparent as business owners might think, and leaks or moisture seepage into attics can lead to mold damage for Ormond Beach structures. Because caring for your bed and breakfast is often the same as the care you must put into a large family home, you can expect remediation and water damage recovery to work similarly. We have qualified professionals capable of handling most phases of remediation and restoration, including licensed full-service mold remediation contractors (#MRSR515 – FL).

Because attics do not always get the inspection and assessment that they should throughout the year, moisture and dampness can often go unchecked for weeks or longer following substantial storms. When colonization has persisted for this extended period, a degree of controlled demolition and later reconstruction is likely necessary. These efforts can often remove the majority of existent colonies, though not entirely. Sanding can also be a practical approach for joists and supports exposed to the organism.

How your guests perceive this threat is vital to your reputation and continued word-of-mouth and online rating successes. Choosing capable remediation professionals like our SERVPRO team ensures that appropriate containment measures get installed, and work continues steadily until the threat has been removed.

Your business succeeds by making people feel at home, and a situation like mold damage can significantly compromise your ability to do this. Let our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach help you however you need to get things back to pre-mold condition and protect your staff and guests from any potential hazards and health effects that could result. Give us a call today at (386) 677-9993.

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We Offer Fast Reliable Flood Damage Restoration In Daytona Beach

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO truck outside an apartment building after a flood Our technicians are available 24/7 to quickly handle your flood damage restoration services. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Professional Cleanup of Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

Though Florida residents may be familiar with the preventive measures necessary to handle flooding, they may be at a loss as to what to do after flooding occurs to save on costs and preserve their items. Ground flooding and storm systems together can cause thousands in damages for homeowners to have to clean up, not to mention the added stresses of mitigating mold and other risks to the home. 

If your Daytona Beach residence has suffered flood damage, SERVPRO technicians can preserve your possessions whenever possible while thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting your structure to ensure that it is safe for habitation once more. This branch offers contracting licenses for mold remediation (#MRSR515) and biohazard cleanup (#64-64-1785570). You can count on this team to help restore your home and minimize risk to your loved ones.

A Team That Knows the Ins & Outs of Flood Cleanup

SERVPRO franchise owners and employees alike must go through extensive training and continuous education. Not only do technicians earn their certifications, but they continue to learn as disaster mitigation techniques develop and improve. When you call your local SERVPRO to aid you, even during a flood, you can rest assured with the knowledge that an IICRC-certified team can come to you with its own equipment and power sources. This way, you can also receive fast disaster mitigation even during power outages.

How SERVPRO Restores Your Home

If your home is affected by ground flooding, SERVPRO has a wide variety of equipment available to clean your home. Technicians can also move your items offsite in a pack out so that the focus stays on cleaning and restoring your structure as thoroughly as possible. Your local SERVPRO crew can also put you in touch with local general contractors that can restore your home in compliance with your insurance policy after cleanup. Certified SERVPRO contractors are available to work with you in the event of mold or biohazard issues in your structure. 

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach can make sure that that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (386) 677-9993 today for fast, reliable disaster cleanup.

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We Are Prepared For All Aspects Of Daytona Beach Flood Damage

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

Our van outside a property Our team of highly trained specialists will use state-of-the-art equipment and began the restoration process immediately when we arrive to your home.

Salt Water Complicates Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

The tropical storm and hurricane season spans the months of June through November in Daytona Beach. High winds and torrential rains are just part of the challenge when dealing with post-storm flooding and other harm. Our proximity to the ocean adds storm surge to the mix, a complication that contributes to the contamination of the water invading residences. The increased salinity of the water is incredibly destructive to conventional building materials. Its presence signals the need for special attention when mitigating and remediating.

Flood Water from All Directions

When your Daytona Beach endures flood damage, the waves crashing on the nearby beaches are soon part of the real and present damage. Foundations, crawl spaces, and lower levels of your living space can all experience saltwater flooding. Ocean water, including its dissolved minerals and salts, can intrude into low-lying areas. The water is, by definition, contaminated, containing chemicals and pollutants from roadways and ground over which it flows. Floodwaters also hold organic debris, including dead animals and insects. If sanitary sewer systems back up, human waste with the potential to expose your family to countless pathogens also can pour into your home. Breaches of the roof or siding from wind and flying debris lets rainwater inside, increasing the total quantity of floodwater.

Emergency Measures

The SERVPRO crew arrives ready to secure the exterior of your home with boards or tarps to protect from the elements. Gas-powered submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors to capture the floodwaters, working at top capacity even if the storm knocks out utilities. We contain the water for lawful disposal, remaining current on any changing hazardous waste rules so you can be assured proper protocols are met.

Delignification Counteractions

When flood damage contain elevated levels of salts, common after storm surges, SERVPRO takes special precautions when completing cleanup. Saltwater soaks into wooden building materials, damaging the structure of the wood by destroying the lignin, a glue-like substance that holds the cells of wood together. Flushing the flooded areas with freshwater limits the harm the salt does.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready for all aspects of flood damage during storms in our coastal areas. Call for a swift assessment of your flooding mitigation and remediation needs at (386) 677-9993.

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Our Swift Response Will Save Your Flood Damaged Daytona Beach Property

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding Bedroom Interior Give us a call at (386) 677-9993.

A Rapid and Confident Response to Daytona Beach Outlet Flooding

Outlet malls can be found throughout the outskirts of Daytona Beach, offering buyers the opportunity to find the clothing and wares they want at a reduced price. With many of these outlets being open-air marketplaces, storefronts and structures are susceptible to storm damages that can frequently threaten the coast. With a severe weather event, multiple stores throughout the outlet mall can experience flood losses.

As traumatic as this situation can be, flood damage to multiple Daytona Beach shops is not something you should leave to the maintenance or custodial team for the grounds. Your objective as a branch of a major brand is to get your doors back open as quickly as possible for as little out-of-pocket expense as you can manage. While professional restoration that our SERVPRO team provides is costlier than doing the work yourself, we have sophisticated tools and products that can expedite getting your doors back open.

Time is money in the business world, and flooding can do more damage than just to the structural integrity of exposed materials. Contents of the shop also remain at risk. Clothing is particularly absorbent to moisture and dampness, and without the right intervention from our trained content managers, you can contend with substantial losses to your stock and inventory. Mitigation that our SERVPRO team starts when we arrive encompasses both practical avenues, including both drying and extraction, as well as content management from our accredited crew.

Part of our disaster relief success in the region stems from our availability in the crisis. Daytona Beach has a 24/7 response to emergencies, which encompasses the full measure of both our personnel and resources. Our experts want to protect what matters most to you, and to shop management, it is their employees, their customers, and their product.

Outlet malls are a staple of shopping around almost every major city in the country, so it is what travelers and tourists expect to find when they visit the area. Our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach professionals work to provide a fast and confident response to get your doors back open quickly after flooding. Give us a call at (386) 677-9993.

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We Help You Safely Remove Water Damage In Your Ormond Beach Home

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

A water extraction equipment removing water from a hard surface on the wall in a home Even hard surfaces can have water in them and if left alone can start forming mold. We have the specialized equipment needed so call us right away.

Professionals Describe How You Can Conduct Water Cleanup In Ormond Beach

Whenever excessive moisture makes its way into your Ormond Beach residence, it can get many of your contents and building materials wet causing them to have to be either dried out or removed and replaced. During most disasters like this, it is wise to call in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. However, if the damage is minor, there are things you can do yourself.

If water cleanup inside your Ormond Beach home gets conducted properly by you, then you can reduce the chances of having to call a company like SERVPRO in the future for secondary damage like mold growth. During any mitigation project, whether it is large or small, removing moisture rapidly is the key to preventing secondary problems. So as soon as you notice moisture where it is not supposed to be, it is wise to start cleaning it up.

First off, it is good to start removing any standing water that you may see. If the standing water is more than two inches deep, then it can help to pump it out with a submersible pump. If you do not own a sump pump or trash pump, then you can rent one from a hardware store. Once you get a pump, put it in the standing water and run the exhaust hose so that the liquid waste goes into a sewage drain such as your toilet. Turn the pump on and let it pump all of the standing water in the affected area into the toilet or another sewage drain for water cleanup.

Next, it is wise to remove any other visible water that is inside your house. For example, if you see water on a hard surface floor like concrete or linoleum, you can use a mop or a squeegee. If the amount of liquid is excessive, it can help to use a squeegee to push the water to the outside or into a floor drain. For any excess moisture that remains, using a mop to soak it up can be helpful.

When disasters are small, it is possible for you to handle the situation yourself. However, in the case of larger, more severe incidents it is wise to call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 because we can help you return your house to the way it was before "Like it never even happened."

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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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