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What to Avoid During the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Daytona

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Avoid During the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Daytona 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. Serving the areas around Holly Hill, National Gardens, and Tomoka Estates, we arrive Faster To Any Disaster. Contact us at (386) 677-9993 whenever your house sustains damage.

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Why Water Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home Demands a Quick Response

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Water Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home Demands a Quick Response SERVPRO meets each water event with equipment and expertise.

Why SERVPRO Offers Industry-Leading Water Removal In Daytona Beach

When your Daytona Beach home fills with water because of a weather event or interior plumbing emergency, it is crucial to hire professional help to recover from the situation. The last thing you want to do is try to manage large quantities of water on your own.  Water extraction requires specialized equipment and trained responders and relying on other cleaning services who do not have this equipment can cause further damage to your home. 

To ensure that your water damaged Daytona Beach home receives necessary water removal services, contacting our full-service restoration company is the obvious choice. Taking care of standing water or significant amounts of moisture needs a professional team of trained and certified technicians, which is why SERVPRO meets the challenge. 

Why is SERVPRO preferable to other options? We built our business by being Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready at a moment’s notice to respond to a water emergency. Because we understand that speed is essential when water threatens your home’s structure we stock all our service vehicles with the equipment needed to pump out and extract the moisture that threatens the integrity of your property. 

This ability to arrive, assess, and get to work swiftly is why SERVPRO stands alone as the industry leader in our community. As the minutes and hours tick by, water can deteriorate building materials and ruin personal possessions. Pumping out the water and using extraction equipment is the obvious first step in restoring your property to preloss condition. 

Dimensions of a home’s perimeter do not confine water removal needs. Within your home are categories of belongings that need water removal to regain function and appearance. Examples include books and documents, electronics, clothing, and treasured pictures and heirlooms. The talented production technicians we have assembled are another reason why SERVPRO offers services not found elsewhere. 

We invest in equipment that removes the moisture and dries out a wide variety of articles you might otherwise discard after water damage. SERVPRO cultivates resources that meet your water removal needs, whether freeze drying for documents or specialized drying chambers for furnishings or electronics. 

Why SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach? We are locally owned and devoted to serving our community. When a water removal emergency looms, call us at (386) 677-9993 for the best outcome possible. 

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Water, Water Everywhere and How to Remove it From Your Daytona Property

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water, Water Everywhere and How to Remove it From Your Daytona Property Water in this office was no match for SERVPRO.

Article title: How to Manage Water Removal in Daytona's Commercial and Private Properties

Water spills are not easy to prepare for with the majority of cases occurring from seemingly random events. A burst or split pipe, for example, can cause massive amounts of water to leak rapidly into your home and onto your contents. Equally, natural events like heavy rainfall can result in flooding. Whatever the causes, one thing is sure. Private residents and commercial property owners should familiarize themselves with restoration services to react quickly to unforeseen events.

When we arrange a service for water removal in Daytona, we rely on getting as much information as possible during the initial call. Collecting information on the type of water, its source, as well as the size of the affected area, is crucial in the planning stages. SERVPRO is a localized service that has access to national resources, so no disaster is too big or too small for us. What we do need to know is the scale of your requirements. SERVPRO can usually arrive at your property with the necessary equipment within four hours of notification of loss.

The level of standing water is an important measurement that we take. For standing water over two inches high, the fastest way to remove it is using submersible gas powered pumps. These useful pieces of equipment can drain gallons of water in minutes rather than hours, transporting excess water into a nearby utility hole or open sewer point like your bathroom.

Standing water that is less than two inches high requires a different approach. SERVPRO uses extraction equipment to remove smaller spills. These devices use suction, heating and targeted wands to remove and dry moisture quickly. Available in large truck mounted or accurate portable units, extractors can remove water without damaging your fittings. Fabrics, for example, are up to 50% weaker when wet. Using a softer approach can help reduce the likelihood of permanent damage and fits our ethos of restoring over replacing.

For a thoroughly professional service using exceptional equipment contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

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The Advantages Of Hiring Our Crew To Clean And Remove Mold From Your Ormond Beach Property

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Advantages Of Hiring Our Crew To Clean And Remove Mold From Your Ormond Beach Property Mold growth may be the slowest disaster to affect an Ormond Beach home, but it can also go unnoticed for months.

Cleaning And Removing Mold Damage To Ormond Beach Homes

Mold growth may be the slowest disaster to affect an Ormond Beach home, but it can also go unnoticed for months. Active mold growths cause millions of dollars in damages each year.

Because mold moves slowly, many homeowners do not think it is a serious problem. The only permanent way to stop mold is to bring in a professional service to find its source, eliminate further growth, and remove active spores. To keep mold from returning, SERVPRO is ready with the latest tools and methods.

First, team members find the moisture that helped the mold to expand and grow. Finding it also means finding where the growth started and then our technicians follow it from there to determine the extent of the problem. If they cannot find the moisture source, team members use air content monitors to find the highest concentration of spores in the air which usually directs us to the source of the moisture.

Now, technicians stop and dry the source. In a home, that is often a tiny puddle of standing water. It usually results from a leaky pipe or a slow drip from the attic. With no moisture source, active spores quickly return to an inert state which prevents new damage. If there is minor damage like a cracked pipe or split line, SERVPRO team members can repair it.

With further growth halted, technicians remove the mold. They can remove a majority of it with sponges, brushes, and cleaning agents that contain an anti-fungal chemical to destroy the growth. If the mold had time to extend hyphae that dig into a food source like drywall paneling, team members remove the panels, break them down for removal, and then dispose of them. If the mold grew into a carpet in a laundry room or a finished garage, our teams dispose of that since we cannot guarantee 100% that cleaning efforts eliminate all mold spores.

For large items like curtains, drapes, and removable upholstery, technicians can use spray bottles to apply cleaning chemicals and then remove the mold with brushes. If these items contain heavy amounts of mold, team members can bring them to our facility and clean in our commercial washers designed to break down and remove mold without causing further damage.

Removing mold is not a simple process. At SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, our goal is to return you to your residence as quickly as possible, while carefully taking you through each step. If you need our expertise, call us at (386) 677-9993 today. We are here for you.

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Your Best Guide to Staying Safe in Daytona After a Fire

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Best Guide to Staying Safe in Daytona After a Fire Outlets and circuit breaker panels can cause safety issues after a fire. Make sure the main is turned off and contact SERVPRO to remediate.

Potential Hazards in Your Daytona Property After a Fire Damage Incident 

We encounter known and unknown hazards when we are offering fire damage restoration services. The likely hazards that we come across include structural hazards, electrical hazards, and slip, trip, and fall risks. Exercising precaution is the only way of avoiding such dangers when we are working on your Daytona property.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians turn off electrical power in your property during fire damage restoration in Daytona. However, if it is necessary for a section of the building to have the power on, we never work near such an area until it is necessary to switch off the power. If water was used to extinguish the fire, there is a danger of mixing electricity and water since water is a good conductor of electricity.

We turn off circuits at the fuse box and post a sign indicating there is a work in progress. If it is necessary to use electrical equipment when the site is wet, OSHA recommends using GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters). The GFCI can detect too much current and cut the power.
 
Several structural damages can result when a building experiences a fire. Our SERVPRO team is careful of falling or loose debris. When we are inspecting the site for potential hazards, we use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. For instance, we use safety boots and hard hats to offer the necessary foot and head protection. We always advise property owners to let qualified technicians inspect the building and determine if it is safe to re-enter.
 
Most injuries and accidents result from slips, trips, and falls. During the inspection, we check whether the surfaces are slippery and if there are obstacles to cause tripping and employ measures to prevent such accidents. For instance, if soot residues are resting on tile flooring, there are chances of the surface becoming slippery. We clean such areas, address any protruding nails, loose boards, and cover holes that may exist in the walking surface.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the expertise and equipment to clean and restore your commercial or residential property. We can answer all your questions if you call us at (386) 677-9993 at any time of the day.

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Contact Our Team Of Professionals If You Find Mold Growing In Your Ormond Beach Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Contact Our Team Of Professionals If You Find Mold Growing In Your Ormond Beach Home If you're a homeowner, then you know that mold damage can be a horrible catastrophe for your house.

What To Do If You Discover Mold Damage In The Ormond Beach Area

If you're a homeowner, then you know that mold damage can be a horrible catastrophe for your house. Mold infestation can cause you or your family some health effects. It can also destroy the foundation of your house in places like the floor, walls, and ceiling. Mold can significantly reduce the real estate value of your home if you are planning to sell it.

It is essential to get a clear understanding of what mold damage is in the Ormond Beach location. Mold is a fungus that can produce spores in the air and inconspicuous places. The most interesting part is that these fungi are part of our everyday life. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim that it is normal to have a little bit of mold in our establishment, so that means you can not avoid it completely. However, if mold damage has gotten out of control to the point of causing some health effects or structural problems, then it is time to call in a mold remediation service.

The SERVPRO experts can come in to inspect your home for mold damage and infestation. They can use HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air filtration) with a 5-micron filtration system to get rid of the mold infestation. They are one of the advanced technologies that the SERVPRO mold removal experts often use. They can even get rid of spores in the air. Not only that, they can help shield off areas with a dangerous amount of mold to keep you and your family safe. They often use advanced containment procedures to provide negative air chamber to isolate the contaminated area. The techs can also get rid of belongings that are unsalvageable that way you would not have to lift any heavy contaminated items.

If you're ready to get rid of mold damage, then give SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach a call at (386) 677-9993, and we can promptly send a team of SERVPRO mold remediation experts to your residential establishment.

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Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Modern Conveniences can Create Modern Nightmares in Your Daytona Beach Home Even though the flames were confined primarily to the stove and kitchen, there is still soot and smoke damage throughout the house.

Simple Incidents Can Lead to Extensive Fire Damage in Daytona Beach

The utilities that you rely on every day for comfort in your home can leave you grappling with unexpected fire damages. Since fire can ruin your Daytona Beach property in a wide range of ways, it does not take a big blaze to leave you with a considerable restoration bill. We offer professional restoration services that can help you manage the situation.  

Furnaces can cause fire damage in Daytona Beach when puff-backs occur. Such an outcome can happen if an oil burner ignites jarring loose soot due to a malfunction. If there is a crack in the heat exchanger or venting is not done correctly, puff backs are more likely to occur. Soot from the puff back introduces a mixture of dust from the ductwork and any remnants of unburned oil to the areas it affects. Most of these residues are easy to clean, however, when the furnace emits smoke for an extended period, it bonds to the walls requiring additional efforts when cleaning to avoid damaging wall paint.  

Stoves and grills can also cause fire damages easily by depositing protein filled smoke residue on walls and other surfaces. Just being inattentive for a few seconds is all it takes for whatever you are grilling to burst into flames, filling the entire area with odorous smoke and sticky residue on surfaces. The odor is the major issue in such an incident, so our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deal with it. After cleaning all residues left on walls and other surfaces, we can fog the affected areas because it helps to break down any malodor particles present in the area.  

Whenever these incidents occur, quick mitigation is essential primarily because the longer you wait before removing burnt residue, the harder it becomes to get rid of effects such as odor or staining. After inspection, our SERVPRO technicians start restoration immediately preventing those additional problems.  

The effects of damage caused by simple fire incidents should not take too long to fix. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Never Worry About Commercial Water Damage In Ormond Beach Again With Help From Our Experts At SERVPRO

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Never Worry About Commercial Water Damage In Ormond Beach Again With Help From Our Experts At SERVPRO Our SERVPRO technicians offer commercial water cleanup services to help you reopen your Ormond Beach restaurant.

How Commercial Water Cleanup Services Help Businesses In Ormond Beach

We hope this National Preparedness Month has made you appreciate the role that commercial water cleanup services play after experiencing a water damage event. The best way of lessening the effects of any disaster is being prepared in advance and having a response plan to deal with the various emergencies. If for one reason or the other your Ormond Beach restaurant was closed down by the authorities, and you need to comply with some cleanup issues, then we are going to look at some of the ways our crew can help you to achieve those standards.

Our SERVPRO technicians offer commercial water cleanup services to help you reopen your Ormond Beach restaurant that you forcefully or voluntarily closed after a water damage event. Our goal at such a time is to help you meet the cleaning standards that the US Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code demands. Remember, there is a risk of mold growth after a water damage incident, and such concerns may lead to health effects and additional citations and lawsuits. It is our work to identify and stop that leaking roof, broken pipe, or any other plumbing issue.

Time is crucial when preventing mold growth after that unfortunate water event since it only requires 24-48 hours to start developing. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your structure and choose an appropriate water extraction method. For instance, we can use portable water extractors, or submersible pumps if the depth of the water is more than 2-inches. Once the extraction process is complete, we have to dry the area as soon as possible.

We can also help you to discard all damaged beverages and food as per the local and state regulations. Where possible, we can protect those that are yet to be contaminated. By using disinfectants with anti-microbial properties, we can clean, rinse, and sanitize areas that are likely to come into contact with the food that you sell. It is also our job to inspect your refrigerators and HVAC systems for any possible damage.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is a proven leader that offers 24-hour emergency services in the restoration industry. Contact us today by calling (386) 677-9993 and return your business to its normal operations.

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Get Rid Of Your Mold Damage Problems In Your Ormond Beach Home Once And For All

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Rid Of Your Mold Damage Problems In Your Ormond Beach Home Once And For All To properly perform mold damage remediation in Ormond Beach, the use of the right equipment is a must.

Detecting And Controlling Mold Damage In Your Ormond Beach Home

Remaining prepared throughout the year is essential since disasters such as mold damage happen. This September is a National Preparedness Month (NPM), and it presents us with the perfect time to learn those crucial lifesaving skills to ensure our families are safe. Apart from ensuring your insurance policy has covered common hazards to expect during this time of need; you also need to know the options you have when you experience such incidents. If you reside in Ormond Beach, working with restoration professionals can make a big difference.

To properly perform mold damage remediation in Ormond Beach, the use of the right equipment is a must. Having the right equipment is not enough, our SERVPRO technicians undergo specialized training that enables us to treat each mold event with the seriousness and professionalism it deserves. Before we can start addressing the various concerns in your property, we start by doing a site inspection. Such an inspection allows us to determine the level of contamination and select the most suitable restoration measure to use.

For instance, when working with our SERVPRO technicians, you can remediate the mold situation in your attic. We understand the significant causes of attic mold, and there are improper ventilation, past or existing roof leaks, and inadequately exhausted dryer vents. Our team can repair leaking roofs and pay attention to the flashings around the chimneys. The idea is to keep away the moisture, which, if left unattended to can create favorable conditions for mold growth.

Moisture can also be generated by dryer vents and bathroom vents which are improperly vented. If the dryer or fans discharge directly into the attic area, the humidity increases and the situation need to be corrected. The venting should be done directly up and directed out of the roof. A hat should be placed outside the vent to prevent the possibility of water leaks.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach understands residential and commercial restoration needs since it is locally operated and owned. Call us at (386) 677-9993 and benefit from our stress-free emergency services.

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Commercial Water Cleanup Services Can Return Your Ormond Beach Property To Its Pre-loss State

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Cleanup Services Can Return Your Ormond Beach Property To Its Pre-loss State  You need water cleanup services once your business has experienced a water event.

Commercial Water Cleanup Services

You need water cleanup services once your business has experienced a water event. If you do not address the water problem as soon as possible, there is a possibility of mold growth taking place - which can cause health effects. Additionally, quick action can help you to salvage items which are likely to incur additional damage and sometimes become unsalvageable. We're going to cover some of the approaches we use then attending to such situation in Ormond Beach.

Before our SERVPRO can determine the most suitable commercial water cleanup procedures to employ in your Ormond Beach property, there are some safety concerns which we must first address. For instance, we must first turn off the main power and check the electrical system of the building before switching it on again. We also find out if the building has been closed for a long time, if that is the case, then we have to use appropriate personal protective equipment to stay protected from mold damage.

During the cleanup process, our SERVPRO technicians who are experienced in mold cleanup check and clean the ventilating, heating, and the HVAC system. In cases where the HVAC system is flooded with water, we never turn it on since there are chances of mold contamination and the risk of spreading the spores throughout the area. After using disinfectants to clean it and removing the dirty filters, we ascertain it is clean and in some instances, we can use it when removing the excess moisture from the area.

Our SERVPRO technicians remove and discard contaminated drywall and insulation. After cleaning hard surfaces such as countertops, concrete, flooring, metal and wood furniture, we also wipe them using detergents with disinfectant properties to lower chances of future mold growth. By running dehumidifiers and fans, we can speed up the drying process.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is a proven industry leader that offers both commercial and residential restoration services. Call us at (386) 677-9993 to have our highly skilled technicians to return your business to its earlier days.

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