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Living By The Ocean Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Ormond Beach Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Living By The Ocean Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Ormond Beach Home When flood damage suddenly hits your home, always call for help right away.

Living Adjacent To The Ocean Can Bring Flood Damage To Your Ormond Beach Home

Anyone who lives in the state of Florida understands that home flood damage is an ongoing possibility. Due to the unique geographic position of the state, and its peninsula shape, hurricanes, heavy storms, and floods happen frequently. Many people may wonder why others bother to live in such a place when the chances of flood damage significantly skyrocket during hurricane season. However, despite the danger of destructive weather, Florida is quite beautiful and has a summer-like climate year round, making it a desirable destination to live.

When it comes to flood damage in your Ormond Beach home, the critical thing to remember is that we are here. When sudden flood damage hits your home, it is imperative for you to call for help as swiftly as you can. When it comes damage in your home, promptly reacting can make the difference between parts of your home being salvageable or not.

To get a team of certified techs into your home, call SERVPRO. Our office is ready to answer your calls 24/7, and we try to respond to job requests as swiftly as possible. Our team always makes an effort to get to your home within a couple of hours of your initial call.

When we get to your home, SERVPRO can determine if the flood water in your home is considered black water. SERVPRO can start the job by using wet/dry vacuums and wand extractors to remove the standing water from your property. Black water can contain harmful substances such as petroleum gas, biohazardous materials, and chemicals. For this reason, any carpets that the water has touched must be removed from your property.

SERVPRO can remove your furniture from your home and send it to one of our facility to be cleaned and dried. Around your home, our team can use chemical disinfectants to remove any harmful substances from your floors and walls. Furthermore, we can make flood cuts along your walls to remove any damaged materials. To dry out your hardwood floors, SERVPRO can use drying mats to apply intense suction to the base of the floor and pull the moisture from inside. Around your home, we can set up dehumidifiers, air movers, and heaters, to reduce excess moisture. Once finished, and your walls have been repaired, SERVPRO can return your furniture to your home.

When flood damage suddenly hits your home, always call for help right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach by calling (386) 677-9993. Night or day, we're available to take your call.

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SERVPRO Can Help When the sink in your kitchen Causes Flooding.

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Can Help When the sink in your kitchen Causes Flooding. Save the swimming lessons for the beach, not your home.

Don’t let your home overtake you with water damage.

Hoses and pipes on your home appliances experience heavy usage in their lifetime and can eventually fail. A broken hose on a dishwasher, sink, or washing machine can output large quantities of water in a short period of time, causing havoc in your household. The clean up and restoration process after such an event is bound to be stressful, so it is usually best to leave the clean up to professionals.

If you ever experience water damage in your Ormond Beach home, then you should contact professionals from SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) have experience in water damage emergencies and can quickly arrive at your home to begin the clean up process. Most homes have walls made out of drywall with insulation tucked away behind it. Once water from your broken appliance begins to pool, it can seep through drywall and into the wall cavities and insulation, potentially causing irreversible damage. Insulation is designed to resist heat flow, helping keep your home temperature constant. Water can permanently reduce the resistance to heat flow (R-value) of non-fiberglass insulation, requiring it to be stripped out of your walls and discarded.

SERVPRO technicians are Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and can force excess moisture from your walls with air movers and dehumidifiers. Flooding from a broken appliance is usually not too severe and we can often sometimes dry out affected insulation without the need for it to be stripped and replaced. To ensure that your walls are completely dry, we can search for excess moisture with moisture meters and can drill holes in your walls to facilitate the removal of additional water we detect. This has the added benefit of helping prevent the growth of mold in your walls.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is here to help if something has broken in your home and caused water damage. If you have a water-related emergency, don't hesitate to contact us at any time at (386) 677-9993.

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How House Fires in Ormond Beach Affects Air Quility

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How House Fires in Ormond Beach Affects Air Quility SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready to tackle your fire damage. Call us today!

Indoor Air Quality Concerns After a Fire in Ormond Beach Condos

Many condos that you can find along the stretches of Ormond Beach are bunched together, with sometimes multiple units sharing a floor of a multi-level structure. Even with each of these units being a separate property from another, many of the same elements and utilities get shared in the space between the individual properties. Water utilities, gas piping, and sometimes even elements of the HVAC and air duct system can become connected between units. While few property owners would notice this connection, it can become apparent when disasters like fire loss incidents occur. 

Fire damages in your Ormond Beach condo can occur in many stages and levels of severity, and with how quickly these disasters can find a footing in a smaller space like a condominium, effects like smoke, soot, and other airborne contaminants can provide health hazards for those exposed for prolonged periods. Without the right experience and equipment to address fire loss incidents in your condo, it is important to trust our SERVPRO team to arrive quickly with these effective tools and expertise. 

While one of the most significant concerns of condo owners is the high-end construction materials that can become at risk of irreparable damage, there are other effects that you must also consider. With connections like the HVAC system and shared walls for units, effects like indoor air quality threats, smoke damage, and soot can find its way out of your immediate condo and into neighboring residences. 

Fire indoor air quality concerns like carcinogens, contaminants, particulates, debris, and even mold spores can get addressed with the purification equipment in our recovery arsenal. Our SERVPRO team can utilize air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines to filter affected and compromised air through a HEPA filter to trap particles. 

Working quickly to address indoor air quality threats can reduce the risk of these damages spreading to neighboring properties and prolonging restoration or making these efforts costlier. No matter when disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach professionals to make the effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 677-9993. 

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Let SERVPRO Help You Dry Your Daytona Beach Home After Flood Damage

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let SERVPRO Help You Dry Your Daytona Beach Home After Flood Damage Air movers come in to save the day.

Flood Cuts Save Daytona Beach Home from Flood Damage 

In the case of flood damage to a home, sometimes it looks worse before the completion of full restoration. Water tends to recede quickly and wicks into sheetrock and sets a house up for secondary damages such as mold, foul odors or weakening of building materials.

SERVPRO arrived at a home in Daytona Beach that had flood damage from intense storms. Groundwater entered the kitchen and laundry room. The homeowner had put down towels and attempted to mop up the water, but reported the walls felt wet and water was appearing by the baseboards. This type of water intrusion is category three, also known as “black water.” It has the potential to have toxins and contaminants. It is vital to have it professionally mitigated as quickly as possible.

Our technicians arrived on site quickly and used portable extractors to remove any remaining moisture. We scoped the affected area to determine when the water migrated in the rooms. Our moisture detectors showed the water behind baseboards, and it had wicked into the porous sheetrock. We measured where the moisture stopped in the sheetrock and performed flood cuts roughly six inches above that moisture line. We removed the baseboards as our moisture readings showed excess moisture. This action lets the wall cavities thoroughly dry. 

We use air movers positioned to force high-velocity air across surfaces. This action causes even deeply rooted water vapor to rise to the surface where our dehumidifiers capture it. We use specialized equipment such as the Injecti-Dry. This setup forced air into wall cavities for thorough drying. 

Once dry, SERVPRO technicians cleaned and disinfected all surfaces to ensure they were sanitary. Once cleaned, the technician offered suggestions for the necessary repairs for the areas affected by flood damage. The homeowner and adjuster agreed to work with our building services to make the full restoration of the home seamless.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is available 24-hours to handle flood damage of any size. Call us at (386) 677-9993, and our technicians arrive on-site within hours to restore your home to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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How Small Fires Create Significant Damage in Ormond

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Small Fires Create Significant Damage in Ormond Even though this fire was contained to the kitchen, smoke and soot traveled throughout the home.

Restoration after Fire Damage in Ormond Includes Structure, Contents, and Deodorization Techniques

House fires in Ormond can create unexpected hardships for your family, but SERVPRO understands how our presence can help with recovering and getting everything “Like it never even happened” again for you. Fire produces chemical changes, as well as physical ones. When things inside your house burn, their combustion produces smoke while becoming damaged. The smoke leaves a residue that continues to produce odors and contaminate anything that it comes into contact. 

Residents do not need a considerable blaze to experience fire damage in Ormond and the problems it creates. Smaller, more isolated fires can also cause issues. SERVPRO trains employees to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, preparing them for the wide variety of restoration tasks your house requires. Visibly, you can see the damage to your property's structure, as well as many of your family's personal belongings. Even after extensive cleaning and restoration work, odors can continue to make their way through the air and bother your family. 

At SERVPRO, we address your home's issues at the best opportune time. Deodorization work cannot begin before we clean and restore structural deficits, and we need to check the safety of the overall framework to ensure safe working conditions. Contents need attention to their situation, as well, and a rapid response to this area of your property means less permanent damage occurs. 

Cleaning of your home's contents involves brushes, sponges, small vacuums, and even toothpicks and cotton swabs, as the individual item requires. Some items can get cleaned best in our ultrasonic bath equipment. At your home, we search for areas containing soot inside walls, behind drywall, and in cabinets. We remove residue from such regions, and when heavy carbon seems embedded in materials, we might prime the area before restoration begins. 

Once the contents and structure no longer contain soot and smoke residue in accessible areas, we deodorize with different treatments. These can include thermal fogging, ozone or hydroxyl generation, among others. We discuss with you the benefits and drawbacks of each, as well as their effectiveness. Keeping communication open with our customers is one way we ensure their satisfaction and the completeness of our work. 

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is always ready to help homeowners in Mound Grove and Holly Hill get their homes and lives back in order after fire damage makes a mess of things. Call us at (386) 677-9993 to get things started in a positive direction after a disaster strikes your family.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Restore Your Ormond Beach Home After A Fire

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our IICRC Trained Professionals Restore Your Ormond Beach Home After A Fire A fire in this home caused a charred and damaged roof and siding. We helped restore their home back to the way it was before the fire.

Get Quick Fire Damage Restoration for Your Ormond Beach Home

Fire damage is one of the most common insurance claims and is costly when lawsuits are involved. Homeowners file fire damage lawsuits for various reasons, including defective or faulty equipment, negligence, and arson. However, most fires occur because of human error and they can be injurious and deadly.

You can prevent further fire damage to your Ormond Beach home by enlisting the services of fire remediation experts. The IICRC certified professionals at SERVPRO can assist you to restore your home to its pre-fire damaged condition. Our goal is to make fire damage appear “Like it never even happened.” We respond within an hour of receiving a victim’s call and begin cleanup quickly to minimize damages to property.

We offer cleanup and repairs of items damaged by smoke, moisture removal, and deodorization of smoke-related scents. We also provide a service called a move-out. You can use this service if it is more cost effective to move out your belongings to a remote location for specialized cleaning. During the restoration, you may stay in a temporary accommodation facility. The move out enables us to perform a quicker restoration of the damaged structures and belongings. A move out also enables our technicians to proceed with the restoration job efficiently and smoothly to satisfy our customers.

To offer the move out services, our SERVPRO technicians first conduct an initial scope and estimate. We sort clean items and claim items. We move the contents to storage or a warehouse and take precautions to prevent damage. We then clean and deodorize the items carefully. We repack the items and return them to the home of our customer after the restoration of the structure is complete. We communicate consistently and clearly throughout every phase of the move-out. Move outs can protect your items from sustaining further damage while they are in your home and help the contractors complete repairs faster.

When a fire has damaged your home, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can assist you to restore it. We have the expertise and equipment required to do a thorough restoration job. Contact us at any time at (386) 677-9993 for a prompt response and assessment of the damages.

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SERVPRO Stands Ready to Help Daytona Beach Residents With Flood Restoration Services!

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Stands Ready to Help Daytona Beach Residents With Flood Restoration Services! Storm season is upon us. Protect your home now!

Get Professional Restoration for Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

Flooding is one of the leading causes of long term property damage. Although recent regulations and construction practices have made newer houses less prone to flooding, older homes remain susceptible. Damage from flooding can be deep-rooted and devastating. It may undermine the structural integrity and foundation of your property.

The most common causes of flood damage in Daytona Beach are tropical storms, the rising sea levels, hurricanes, and intense rainfall. Flood waters usually contain microorganisms like bacteria, parasites, and viruses, which can affect your health if absorbed through the skin or ingested. The water can also have pesticides, chemicals, and debris. This is the reason why you should hire remediation experts from SERVPRO to evaluate the destruction and take the right steps to deal with it.

To restore a home, our water damage restoration and remediation technicians start with a safety assessment. We then develop a comprehensive plan to remove the water and dry out the property to prevent the continuing deterioration that black water can cause and the secondary damage moisture can encourage. We have water extraction and drying equipment to make the damage look “Like it never even happened.” We use equipment like submersible pumps to remove water. These pumps are useful when the water standing in a house is over two inches deep.

SERVPRO Franchise professionals also use truck mounted extractors to remove water from floors. Truck mounted pumps are powerful and useful for both water removal and restorative cleaning. After extracting water from a home, drying it is essential for it prevents mold growth and damage to building materials. Mold spores can start growing in the materials exposed to moisture within 24 to 48 hours. We understand that mold can lead to extensive property damage. Our technicians do their best to dry a home before mold starts to grow. We can assist you through the entire remediation process, including providing your insurance firm with the information required when filing a claim.

After water from a deluge enters your home, calling SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is the right decision. We treat all calls as an emergency and do our best to treat the damage like it was our own problem. Call us at (386) 677-9993 at any time to restore your property to its preloss condition.

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After A Fire Has Damaged Your Daytona Beach Home, Call Our Specialists For Help!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire Has Damaged Your Daytona Beach Home, Call Our Specialists For Help! At SERVPRO, we realize that a fire in your home in Holy Hill, National Gardens, or Mound Grove is an unsettling event, no matter how big or small.

Fire Damage Restoration In Your Daytona Beach Home

Fires in home garages or workshops in Daytona Beach are a serious matter. Typical workshops and garages have all kinds of flammable materials in them, such as gasoline, paint thinner, sawdust, greasy rags, and wood. There are often heat sources as well like furnaces and water heaters. The key to making your garage or workshop as fireproof as you can is to ensure you have the right equipment and you practice safe choices.

When a fire has left behind fire damage in your Dayton Beach garage, however, you need help cleaning up the mess. SERVPRO staff have been expertly trained to restore your work area after even a small fire. With the knowledge and equipment needed, we can make it, so it was “Like it never even happened.”

Establishing safe habits is your first step to fire prevention. When you sand or cut wood, for example, wood chips and sawdust are created. These small pieces are very combustible, so they need to be swept up right away. After using any solvents, paint, finishing oils or stain, seal the containers and store them safely. Dispose of any oily rags as well to avoid spontaneous combustion. Putting them in a steel bucket with a self-closing lid is one way, or you can hang them on a line in a single layer to dry away from fire and heat sources.

When you request us to help you clean up fire damage, SERVPRO technicians also need to eliminate the smoke smell. Some of the equipment our crew uses include ozone generators, air scrubbers, and thermal foggers. An ozone generator helps us eliminate various odors from the fire, generating ozone which chemically reacts with molecules that cause odor. Air scrubbers remove airborne particles, including gases and odors. Thermal foggers vaporize petroleum or solvent-based deodorizers and generate a fog or smoke that consists of microscopic particles. These particles create a fog that is similar to the smoke from the fire, letting the deodorizer interact more effectively with the residues that are causing the odors.

You should also make sure you have the right safety equipment stocked in your workshop or garage which includes a fire extinguisher, preferably close to an exit door. You also need a smoke alarm, and you might want to think about installing a sprinkler system as well.

At SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, we realize that a fire in your home in Holy Hill, National Gardens, or Mound Grove is an unsettling event, no matter how big or small. That's why we are available by dialing (386) 677-9993 anytime you need us, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us once the flames are out.

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Don't Let Water Damage Create a Hair Raising Experience in Daytona Beach

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Water Damage Create a Hair Raising Experience in Daytona Beach Trust the SERVPRO Brand to Remove Water From Your Salon in Daytona Beach.

Plumbing Issues Close Down Your Business in Daytona Beach

Owning a beauty salon in the Daytona Beach area is a great accomplishment. Setting everything up for the enjoyment of your patrons is no small feat, and it requires constant attention. However, many things could go wrong, including plumbing issues that could have unsightly consequences, leaving you in need of a reputable company specialized in commercial water removal services. Knowing whom to call in case of emergency is crucial in your emergency preparedness plan.  

For commercial water removal in Daytona Beach, SERVPRO is available to be your right hand as you handle the emergency. When you first face the problem, take action immediately by calling our 24/7 hotline where our team is ready to assemble and jump into action. We recognize that time is money in your business, and we want to help you mitigate your losses as much as possible.  

When addressing the needs of a commercial establishment, there are additional regulations to consider, including those imposed by the health department and your landlord. As our SERVPRO team works to remove water from your storefront, we work closely with all relevant parties to ensure that the restoration meets expectations, which in turn makes the process more efficient. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and have on-the-field experience dealing with the most challenging situations.  

As we progress through the water removal and the drying of your business and its contents, we play close attention to each surface we clean. Every material requires a specific approach when being disinfected, and our expertise lets us know these peculiarities, making the restoration process faster and more effective. When there is an identified need for further repairs by building or plumbing contractors, we coordinate to move along smoothly. At SERVPRO we are vested in making your business reopen as soon as possible.  

Do not let a plumbing issue derail your business. Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 for help. We work hard to leave your place "Like it never even happened."

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When A Flood Occurs In Daytona Beach, The Crew To Call For Help Is SERVPRO!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Flood Occurs In Daytona Beach, The Crew To Call For Help Is SERVPRO! SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help when disaster strikes.

Do You Have The Right Equipment For Flood Damage To Your Home In Daytona Beach?

Living in Daytona Beach has many advantages. With its sunny beaches and friendly people, most weather-related disasters are limited to hurricanes and their aftermath. As homeowners we prepare by installing improved windows and doors and mitigating our vulnerability to hurricane winds, but rarely do we consider other natural disasters that might come our way, such as flooding. Even though Daytona and its surrounding areas are not strangers to the rise and fall of water levels, we rarely have a plan in place should a canal or other waterway overflows, and its waters reach our home.
 
A critical step in preparing for flood damage to your home in Daytona Beach is knowing whom to call to help you overcome the trail left by flood waters. Thankfully, our SERVPRO is IICRC certified to assist in your water removal and drying efforts. Both our training and on the job experience make us the best resource to restore damage caused to your home and anticipate any long-term consequence flood waters may leave behind.
 
One of our top concerns when dealing with floodwaters is extracting them from your home as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO crew has at its disposal a wide array of tools to achieve full extraction. Equipment includes portable units that can be placed inside your home to vacuum water left behind by the flood. For larger jobs, we count on truck-mounted pumps which are more powerful than their portable counterparts. As you watch, our team carefully considers the disposal of water being extracted. Options for disposal may include municipal sewage capabilities or connecting with a septic tank provider should the amount of water warrant their services.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help when disaster strikes. You can call us at (386) 677-9993 at any time of day or night and reach one of our competent staff members to assist you. Our main goal is to apply our expertise and field experience, so your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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