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We Act Fast In Daytona Beach After A Water Loss

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Daytona Beach – Moving Furniture

Our homes are full of furniture, Knick knacks, and all of the things we collect in our lives. So when a water leak occurs, these items need to be dried and moved to a dry location to enable drying of the floors and the structure. A water leak can spread water all over the house in a matter of hours, covering the floor, penetrating walls and seeping under cupboards soaking everything on the floor.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation, repair, and restoration services in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. We also have contractor licenses: Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License, Biohazard: 64-64-1785570. Our team is prepared to respond in less than 4 hours on a 24 / 7-day basis. If we can mitigate the water leak and moisture quickly, mold remediation can be avoided.

Moving Furniture to Staging Areas

In situations where the entire floor is wet, the furniture and all of the contents must be dried and moved to a staging area. Staging areas can be other rooms in the house unaffected by the water damage, the garage, or at a SERVPRO facility. Our team dries all of the contents and packs everything in preparation for moving and storage until your home is ready.

Once the rooms to be dried are clear, we can use weighted extractors on carpeting, drying mats on hardwood floors, or vacuum wands on tiled floors to remove all of the water. If water has penetrated the walls, SERVPRO removes the baseboards and drills holes in the walls to drain water and ventilate the area to further dry the cavities inside the walls.

Once humidity levels have returned to normal levels using air movers and dehumidifiers, SERVPRO returns all of the furniture and contents to the home. Everything is placed in their original locations with the help of the owners. We aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Best Tools for Extracting Water from a Daytona Beach Crawlspace

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

A male employee pulling a hose out of a SERVPRO van. It is essential to utilize all aspects that SERVPROS has to offer for your Daytona Beach water damage.

SERVPRO will break down for you what is needed for your Daytona Beach water damage.

Natural disasters are not uncommon for Daytona Beach homeowners and business owners to battle throughout the year. With many of nature’s worst storms every year making landfall along the east coast here in Florida, we can expect to see and experience powerful storm systems capable of producing flooding conditions or compromising the structural integrity of your home. With many residences featuring crawlspaces, it is essential to understand the extraction and drying process for this area beneath the main floor of your residence.

Many tools are ideal for flood extraction in crawl spaces of Daytona Beach homes. Choosing among the available inventory of our equipment involves inspecting the damaged area and determining which extractors and drying tools are ideal for making this recovery as efficient as possible. Standing water is the primary concern here, so we begin by choosing extractors to get this threat under control.

Gas-Powered Trash Pumps

While in many situations, the ideal tool that our SERVPRO team might use for removing standing water is an electric submersible pump, potential solids or debris in the rising water make gas-powered extractors a better choice. These more powerful removal tools feature a broader intake and discharge hose for fewer obstructions with present solids.

Truck-Mount Extractors 

When our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives at your home during a flood loss situation, our extractor truck can often begin helping immediately. By redirecting the flow from the crawl space standing water into drainage like sanitary sewer cleanouts on the property, we can continually pull out this higher volume of water at a powerful 300 psi.

Wet Vacuums 

Inaccessible areas and confined spaces are both used to describe portions of the crawl space beneath your residence. Wet vacuums with extraction wands can help to reach challenging places or remove water less than two inches in depth. Clearing out this last bit of standing water can prepare the open area for drying efforts with air movers and dehumidification equipment.

There are many extraction tools available to our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team after a flooding situation. When crawlspaces become damaged, it could be destructive to your entire house. Let our team help by calling (386) 677-9993.

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Fire Damage In Daytona Beach

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Helped a Daytona Beach Attic to Not Smell Like Fire Damage

Fire damage cleanup is a multi-layered process even when there is no structural damage. Soot is unhealthy to breathe and has the potential to be an irritant. Plus, the odor from a home fire remains until it gets removed through the removal of the smoke residue on surfaces.

A Daytona Beach attic had fire damage, and although the fire department extinguished the blaze rapidly and almost no damage to the building materials in the attic occurred, it needed cleaning from soot and smoke residues over a wide area.

Collection of Insulation
Fiberglass insulation often has the potential for cleaning and reuse when it gets wet from a water loss event. However, it cannot return to a state for reuse after contamination from soot. The SERVPRO techs used a vacuum with a bag attachment to collect the insulation for disposal.

Improving Air Quality Measures
During mitigation from fire loss in the attic, the techs set up containment to diminish the chances of any cross-contamination to the rest of the home. They also deployed numerous hydroxyl generators to recombine the pungent odors into non-odorous compounds and eliminate the residual smoke odors remaining in the space.

Cleaning Away Soot and Smoke Damage
Different kinds of residues require diverse cleaning methods, and that is why the SERVPRO techs test before cleaning. They determined much of the deposits on the walls and ceilings in the attic was dry smoke and needed cleanup using specialized sponges that do not use any type of liquid cleaner to pick up the mess. Once the initial cleaning completed, the techs used their professional-quality formulas to wipe down surfaces.

Prepping the Attic for Reuse
The techs painted the walls with a primer with both a sealant for odor and stain covering properties to ensure the attic had a clean slate. This action prepped the walls and ceiling for a fresh coat of paint to return the attic to its pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 has an extensive array of equipment and training to make any size fire damage to your property, “Like it never even happened.”

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Fire Damage In Daytona Beach

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property We can help you return your property to the way it was before you had the mishap in your kitchen, “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage In Daytona Beach Often Requires Light Smoke Deodorization

Hundreds of thousands of structure fires occur in Florida every year, which means that your Daytona Beach property could be at risk. The most common cause of fire damage is unattended cooking. Kitchen fires are the majority of structural burns that occur across the country. Even if the blaze that ignites inside your kitchen is minor, the smoke created by the inferno can spread throughout your structure and cause you several different issues.

Many of the fire damage projects in Daytona Beach our SERVPRO team responds to are caused by burning something on the stove or a grease fire. These blazes can sometimes be minor and not torch very many of your contents and building materials. But, the partially burned particles dispersed in the form of smoke can create various problems in rooms far away from the burn's source. Smoke first rises with heat, and then it can follow the natural airflow inside your structure.

Smoke can solidify once it comes into contact with cooler surfaces. Once this occurs, your walls and your ceilings can get coated with soils and soot residues. Smoke can also penetrate deep into the porous materials inside your home and cause unpleasant, burnt aromas to linger inside your home.

Deodorization procedures after you suffer from a kitchen blaze start by our SERVPRO technicians removing the source of the foul smells. If there is any burnt debris remaining after the blaze, we can remove it in sealed plastic bags so that no dust from the charred material spreads throughout your structure. We can then clean any of your surfaces that are coated with soils and soot residues using specialized chemical products and techniques.

After we eliminate any known sources, we then ventilate the affected areas in your house. We can open windows to create air circulation and set up box fans or air movers to push the malodor particles in the air out of your structure. Next, we can utilize other deodorization methods such as ULV or thermal fogging, or ozone generation.

Even if you have just a minor kitchen fire ignite inside your home, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 any time of the day. We can help you return your property to the way it was before you had the mishap in your kitchen, “Like it never even happened.”

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Drying Flood Damaged Wood Framing in Daytona Beach Homes

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy Baseboards We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your Daytona home.

The Importance of Drying to Avoid Mold and Other Harmful Effects of Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

Wood framing is a standard construction element to residences throughout Daytona Beach, but these materials are also highly susceptible to saturation and damage from flooding and water loss incidents. In many flooding scenarios, it is impossible to protect exposed wallboard and wood trim that becomes oversaturated. However, without the threat of contamination, it is possible to dry out wood framing with a direct approach.

Before much of the flood damage in Daytona Beach homes can get dried up and addressed, our project manager and other field technicians must determine the extent of the damage and make drying decisions to make water removal for efficient. In some situations, controlled demolition to remove the surface materials and expose the wood framing beneath is the best solution, as this uncovers salvageable construction elements and becomes a strong foundation for reconstruction to come.

Determining the damage to wood framing begins with the use of surface moisture meters. These devices gauge the percentage of moisture saturation in the material. When moisture content rises above 16 percent, for example, the boards are susceptible to mold colonization. Structural damage like dry rotting can begin when moisture levels exceed 20 percent, as this allows fungal colonies to consume cellulose in the wood and allow for decay. Moisture meters can determine the current absorption of the material and indicate the best solution for drying.

Often the most effective strategies when mold and other microbial threats have not started yet is the strategic placement of centrifugal and axial air movers. Pushing heated, dry air against these surfaces can evaporate absorbed water to reduce moisture content levels back to acceptable dry lines established by testing undamaged wood framing elsewhere in the house.

Restoring wood framing is only part of the flood recovery process, but one that can establish a stable, dry foundation to begin rebuilding your property after cleaning and drying the flood effects. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team a call anytime that your home gets threatened by storm damage and flooding at (386) 677-9993.

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Daytona Beach Home After A Fire

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

A bunch of our Green Fleet vans in a parking lot Our Green Fleet vans are always stocked with industry-leading equipment and specially formulated fire damage cleaning and disinfecting products.

Fire Damage Restoration In Daytona Beach Can Involve Various Elements Of Cleaning

After an inferno burns inside your residence in Daytona Beach, the biggest problem can become the presence of soils and soot residues. Once the flames get extinguished, it is possible that a majority of the fire damage will come in the form of soiled surfaces throughout your entire structure. Depending on the type of smoke present, it could be possible to save and restore your affected building materials and contents by cleaning them.

In some cases, fire damage in your Daytona Beach house could include removing and replacing items that got stained too badly from soot residues or charred deeply. In other cases, our SERVPRO technicians can clean the surfaces of your possessions and structural components and return them to the way they were before, "Like it never even happened." However, accomplishing restoration can be difficult if the residues are thick, and they adhere well to the surfaces they contacted. Whenever attempting to clean items that got negatively affected by soot or soils, we always utilize the following four elements of cleaning after fire damage.

 1. Temperature

Heat makes molecules move faster, therefore cleaning usually works better at higher temperatures. As the molecules move faster chemical reactions take place at a quicker speed.

 2. Agitation

When using agitation to clean soiled objects, our SERVPRO technicians either move the surface being cleaned, the cleaning solution or both. Agitation methods like water pressure, rotating brushes, or sandblasting can break the bond between the soils and the surface so that they can then be washed away.

 3. Chemical Action

Cleaning solutions make the cleaning process easier by bridging the gap between the soils and the water. The general rule we follow when picking the best chemical product to use is that like dissolves like. For example, oil-based soils get cleaned most effectively by using oil-based detergents.

 4. Time

The chemical reactions involved in using a certain solution to clean with it takes time for them to work their best. After applying cleaning products, our SERVPRO technicians follow the manufacturer's instructions and let the chemical sit for the recommended dwell time.

Using a combination of the elements of cleaning along with industrially approved chemicals and methods can help you save time and money during your restoration process. For professional assistance after a fire, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 24/7.

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We Discuss Simple Steps To Restoring Your Flood Damaged Daytona Beach Property

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Simple Steps that Guarantee Safety When Restoring Commercial Flood Damage Incidents in Daytona Beach

There is nothing simple about flooding, primarily when it affects a commercial establishment. Apart from financial loss, such an incident might cause, safety is another major concern. Injuries to staff members or clients who visit the premises during the incident can complicate matters, including leading to lawsuits. SERVPRO takes different steps to guarantee safety.

Anticipating safety issues
Preventing problems that lead to safety issues is the best approach when restoring commercial flood damage incidents in Daytona Beach. Our SERVPRO technicians watch for signs of impending trouble, such as sagging ceilings, which indicate the presence of water trapped in the ceiling cavity. Such water easily finds a way into power cables increasing the risk of electrocution. Trapped water might also compromise support structures leading to cave-ins. In case we identify the problem, we take immediate steps such as drilling weep holes to remove the water.

Planning the loss site
The activities required for the restoration of flooding incidents can create safety hazards. For example, the hoses used to extract pools of stagnant water from the structure can create trip hazards around the loss site. The wet and soiled surfaces are also slippery, creating another risk. Simple steps, such as placing wet floor signs and taping or zip-tying the hoses, helps our SERVPRO technicians maintain safety when working at the loss site.

Preventing electrical malfunctions
Power is crucial during the restoration of flood damage since most of the equipment, including water extractors, air movers, rotating brushes, and dehumidifiers, need electric power to run. When power cables are exposed to water, accidents such as electrocution of the workers or other users at the property can happen. Short-circuits can also damage equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected areas of the building to establish whether there is water in the electric cables. We also inspect equipment for damages such as frayed wires. Use of GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, also helps keep the equipment safe when operating in a wet environment.

Eliminating safety concerns eases the restoration of flood damage in a commercial establishment. Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Real Truth Behind Daytona Beach Storm Damage Remediation Services

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded area near a home Whether you live in a home or a condo, flood damage can affect either rather quickly. Contact our experienced team for effective water removal.

Emergency Services for Storm Damaged Daytona Beach Homes

How professionals like our SERVPRO team respond to storm and flooding in Daytona Beach condos and homes can make the difference in how much the restoration ultimately costs. Emergency services and mitigation are necessary elements to every recovery effort and can reduce the migration of damaging effects and the continued deterioration of affected surfaces and materials.

Flood storm damage in Daytona Beach homes can be a devastating force. We have a full division of qualified, licensed general contractors that can help with the earliest aspects of mitigation and restoration. Multiple emergency services can all help to get the immediate threats under control, including structural weaknesses and water removal from the damaged areas of your house.

Temporary Repairs 

Temporary construction solutions prevent water and other precipitation penetration throughout the mitigation phases of restoration. With our skilled general contractors, our SERVPRO team can offer tarping of damaged roofs from complete collapse to missing shingles. We can also help to prevent water penetration with board up services on broken windows and structural openings exposed through storm damage.

Debris Removal 

Whether shoveling out heaps of mud and other solids carried in with floodwater, or removing deteriorated remnants of construction materials, debris removal can help to reduce concentrations of bacteria, contaminants, and odors that might exist in the house after a flood loss. Controlled demolition and debris removal are both critical steps in maximizing the effectiveness of drying and decontamination.

Content Management 

Your personal belongings and furniture are crucial elements to what makes your house your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to get affected belongings to a safe place or our nearby facility for drying, deodorization, and storage until it can get returned to your restored residence.

As destructive as storms and floods can be for your home, the right approach from competent contractors and restoration professionals can save you time and money on recovery. Our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team can help. If you want to make flood losses “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (386) 677-9993.

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration In Daytona Beach

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Daytona Beach Requires Chemically Altering Soils

Any business that cooks and sells food such as your coffee shop and bakery in Daytona Beach is at risk for having something burn. A cooking mishap or an appliance malfunctioning could cause your company extensive commercial fire damage. Once anything burns inside your building, smoke can quickly spread across your structure. Smoke starts out as hot as the flames, and then it is attracted to cooler surfaces.

Once smoke contacts cold surfaces, the partially combusted particles can harden and cause soils to adhere to surfaces inside your place of business. During most commercial fire damage projects in Daytona Beach, our SERVPRO technicians spend much of their time working towards cleaning and removing soils and soot residues caused by smoke. Every time something burns, the flames created by the blaze devour different items to use as fuel. When various materials get torched, different types of smoke get created.

Our SERVPRO team knows that various kinds of smoke adhere to the surfaces present inside your coffee shop differently. For example, when fires burn fast and hot and have plenty of oxygen, they produce dry smoke, which can be relatively easy to clean and remove. And then when the blaze has less heat, is oxygen-starved and the fuels burn slowly, a wet smoke is created. Most restoration situations require the removal of both wet and dry smoke created by the different types of fuels present inside your coffee shop and bakery.

When our SERVPRO crew cleans soot residues and soils created after a burn, we utilize various chemical products and techniques. When removing wet smoke residues that adhere well to the surfaces inside your coffee shop, we often use detergents that chemically alter the soils to remove them. For example, enzyme digestion works by using living enzymes to digest proteins like blood, starch, and bodily discharges.

Bleaching is another way to chemically alter soils, and it works by reversing the discoloration effects of a stain. Oxidizing agents and bleaches work by adding oxygen to the residue molecules, which helps break them up. Reducing bleaches work the opposite way by taking out oxygen and reducing the bleaching powers of the oxidizer.

We know that cleanliness inside your coffee shop is essential, so we work towards cleaning all soils left behind after a fire and making your business' building seem, “Like it never even happened.” For help with any smoke-related issue, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 24 hours a day.

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SERVPRO Professionals Talk Shop About Water Removal in Daytona Beach

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaking out of copper pipe Are leaking pipes causing water damage? SERVPRO can remove the water and dry your home quickly!

Water Removal in Daytona Beach 

Living on the East Coast of Florida near the water means that even inside your home, your pipes contact salt air and high humidity levels. When salt corrodes pipes, and they spring a leak, water can impact flooring, walls, and even furniture. Due to Florida's unique climate extracting water from your home can be difficult as there is typically a higher than average moisture levels in the air. 

If you find yourself in need of water removal in Daytona Beach, SERVPRO technicians can thoroughly extract moisture from the materials, contents, and air within your home, restoring the moisture and relative humidity levels to pre-damage status. Our skilled technicians understand that drying the structure quickly to prevent secondary water damage such as mold growth and drywall softening. We have the Mold Remediation license #MRSR515. 

The SERVPRO restoration team removes as much water as possible by passing over the affected areas multiple times with a portable extractor. The extractor works on floors and other surfaces. It has three major components; a heater, pump, and vacuum system. However, in water damage mitigation situations, only the vacuum is used during the water removal process. However, if carpets or upholstery need cleaning, the technicians use all three components.

Technicians measure relative humidity (RH) and moisture levels throughout the home, in both the affected and unaffected areas to determine a drying goal. Ideally, RH levels in a home are below 60 percent, and the drying goal is within a few percentages of that. After removing as much water as possible, SERVPRO technicians place air movers and dehumidifiers throughout the home, pulling water vapors out of the air and pushing dry, warm air throughout the treatment area to rid the environment of any excess moisture. 

SERVPRO focuses on restoration rather than replacement of damaged items and understands the importance of mitigating damages quickly. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We also understand the importance of removing water and restoring the right relative humidity levels before mold growth occurs. 

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993, to make it "Like it never even happened." 

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