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Have A Flood Damage Plan During Hurricane Season

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Storm water rushing in to street drain Storm Waters Can Be Polluted, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup to Your Daytona Home

SERVPRO Is There to Help During Flooding Emergencies

Hurricane season, in theory, runs from June through late November. The dates involved are not as important as the response you seek for damage done to your home after the storm. SERVPRO crews train for these situations and are ready to implement a post-storm plan that works to return your home to pre loss condition.
The heavy winds, torrential rains, and storm surge that mark summer and fall storms can inflict serious flood damage to your Daytona Beach home. You need a series of integrated steps to eradicate the water, dry out the structure, and put things back in place after the cleanup and drying out completed. Our experienced water removal and restoration staff are familiar with your struggles and have proven strategies to move from overwhelmed with flood water to “Like it never even happened.”
Flood water linked to storm activity has a high risk of contamination. You are attacked from both backed up storm sewers and salt and rain water that flowed across and through a wide range of dangerous substances before it found your home. Human waste, fertilizers, animal carcasses and waste, automotive residues from streets and parking lots, and more are just some of the unhealthy things you may find floating in your lower levels. Our fast and professional response helps manage the threats this gray or black water poses.
SERVPRO uses truck mounted pumps and water extractors to clear the standing water. The contaminated nature of the mixture removed requires special disposal. We follow all local codes when discarding the water far from your home. Our goal is always restoration, so we use professional antimicrobials to sanitize floors, walls, ceilings, and the structural elements of your home rather than demolition. Our crew takes moisture readings and positions high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out space, checking for and draining any hidden pockets of retained water.
If the affected area contains furnishings and personal belongings we help you make informed decisions about what to keep and dry and what must be thrown out. We typically stage movable items in a nearby and dry garage or another shelter to give you and the team time to review the soaked articles. SERVPRO has available freeze drying services for important papers and pictures, but care must be taken to get those items frozen quickly and dealt with later.
After the flood call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach for fast and professional damage restoration services. Our number is: 386-677-9993, answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire Damage Restoration Services That Daytona Beach Homeowners Can Trust

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Burned out exterior of a 2 story home. Having a fire event in your home can be overwhelming. Contact the technicians at SERVPRO for a quick reply and start to remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Standing by to Assess and Remediate Damage in Your Home After a Fire

As a result of a fire in your Daytona Beach home, you may experience a variety of other damages, and it helps to be aware of beforehand. Knowing what to expect can help you obtain the proper insurance coverage and limit any losses you experience, should disaster strike.

You can protect your home against fire damage in Daytona Beach and the many problems that often accompany these type of incidents. Having a little knowledge allows you to make a sound, informed decision that has a major impact on the quality of your home’s restoration after a fire.

As one of the most devastating disasters that could ever happen in your home, fires themselves do limited damage. It is the smoke, water, mold, structural, and content damages that are likely to exceed any burn damage by far. You need someone like SERVPRO that can perform a variety of repairs, restoration, and damage mitigation services in your home, to thoroughly provide answers to any situation you may face.

While firefighters do a wonderful job, fighting your fire usually consists of tearing holes in your walls, ceiling, or roof, leading to additional damage. SERVPRO makes board-up and roof tarp services available to help protect the rest of your home from external dangers while your restoration is underway.  

Fighting fire in your home also involves the use of water, often saturating many areas of your home that are not even a part of the fire itself. SERVPROs water damage mitigation services are designed to limit your home’s exposure, getting water out fast, and preventing secondary problems such as mold, from ever getting a foothold in your home.

We have a full team of IICRC-industry certified technicians, with access to advanced equipment and resources necessary to perform any services in your home. You can count on us to carry out all repairs, restoration, and reconstruction needed to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition.  

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, for full-service solutions to fire damage throughout the area, including Ormond Beach. Our technicians are here to help, 24/7, anytime, day or night; we provide emergency services when you need them, call today: 386-677-9993.

Why Controlling Indoor Humidity Is Important

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Window with condesation. Don't delay after you've had a water damage, mold growth can start in as little as 72hrs.

Controlling indoor humidity is import for several different reasons, in East Central Florida for example where SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, is located where the outdoor humidity is one of highest naturally in the U.S. Making the use of air conditioning critical for controlling the indoor humidity. When controlling the indoor humidity 60% RH (relative humidity) is the threshold, above 60% RH can result in mold amplification which in turn could lead to mold damage. Controlling the indoor humidity can be especially important if a structure has been affected by water damage or fire damage in the water damage situation after the water removal has been completed, the next step would be to get the indoor humidity down below 60%. Usually this is done by using commercial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air thus reducing the humidity. When a building is affected by fire there may be excessive moisture and elevated humidity in the structure from extinguishing the fire and may consist of water damage cleanup as well as fire damage clean up.

When excessive humidity or water damage is not addressed in a timely and proper fashion a building can sustain additional damage by causing warping, swelling or cracking. When a structure becomes wet and the evaporation process starts the humidity increases and secondary damage will result from the migration of the moisture from the affected materials to the unaffected materials until equilibrium is achieved. When this occurs the repair process will become more extensive resulting in unneeded repairs and possibly dangerous for these reasons it’s a good idea to call an expert like SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/ Ormond Beach for assistance when dealing with water damage, fire damage and mold removal.

Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Daytona Beach

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke damage to a home in December. Smoke & Fire Damage Cleanup in Daytona Beach Is No Match for SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Full Cleanup After Smoke & Fire Damage

Your home serves as a place for relaxation after a long day of hard work. Unfortunately, they are also a den of hazards that can decimate the structure within minutes, in the event of an accident. Just recently, a trailer sustained severe smoke damage when a candle fell into a bin with flammable linen, setting property worth millions of dollars ablaze.
Are you prepared for such a situation? If not, SERVPRO has highly trained technicians who can provide fire damage restoration services for your Daytona Beach property quickly and efficiently. We have industry-standard tools and products and follow IIRC recommendations in every emergency.
The main purpose of smoke damage restoration is to return materials to pre loss condition. SERVPRO restorers apply a structured procedure to accomplish this task. We scrutinize the site for any smoke residues, starting from the source of the fire. Sometimes an area can contain different types of smoke residues in one place. In this case, our specialists choose the most efficient cleaning method for all the residues present.
The type of surface plays a huge role in selecting a cleanup method/product. Our fire damage restorers understand that certain cleaning processes can end up damaging the material completely, so we must be cautious in our decision. Whenever possible, we start by vacuuming off the surface loose debris and soil. We consider the type of action we are looking for, such as changing pH, oxidizing, bleaching, emulsifying, and dissolving. Next, we use dry and wet cleaning procedures to break the bond between residue particles and the surfaces. The debris and resultant waste are disposed of after cleaning.
Heat is also important in fire damage restoration, as it tends to accelerate the cleaning process. SERVPRO experts choose an appropriate temperature depending on the material and cleaning solution at play. To agitate the surface, we use brushes, air & water pressures, towels, and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines, both at our plant and on-site. This process helps to dislodge residues and distribute cleaning products throughout the surface.
The amount of time it takes to complete the smoke damage restoration process depends on the type of residues and the product. Our technicians also deodorize smoke odors resulting from the fire, which can make staying in your house virtually intolerable.
We understand that accidents are unavoidable. If your house sustains fire damage and smoke damage from faulty wiring, candles, or just curious children, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach. We are available 24/7 at: 386-677-9993.

Removing Commercial Water Damage in Daytona Restaurants

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Welcome to Daytona Beach signage Daytona Restaurants on the Beach Sometimes Need Water Removal and Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Strives to Keep Businesses Up and Running After Water Intrusions or Mishaps

Recovering from a hurricane or a much smaller internal leak from a dripping water line can mean the difference between a successful restaurant and a failing one. In Daytona, a large part of post-hurricane recovery centers on how well our local businesses fare. Restaurants and their viability remain a powerful indicator of the progress a community makes.

Daytona restaurants stagnating because of commercial water damage can bounce back much faster with the removal of the damage via professional restoration. This is crucial for any business, but it becomes even more critical when many other area restaurants suffer similarly.  

Our water damage restoration professionals are always ready to help get our local restaurants in the condition that you and your customers expect. Because a dining experience is more than the physical environment, but also the ambient experience, how your restaurant smells can seriously affect your patrons dining experience. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is certified by the IICRC and can ensure that musty smells from water contamination become a thing of the past. Another problem with water that can affect how your restaurant smells is mold damage. We can also solve this problem for your business through proper remediation.

When water damage stems from outside water such as hurricanes or flooding, health code regulations require the disposal of all foodstuffs. As we dispose of each item, we can list it on an inventory sheet so repurchasing and restocking, as well as making insurance claims, becomes easier for you and your staff.

Our technicians understand that there are various inspections your restaurant must pass before reopening, and we can help you attain these. Whenever you have any concerns about how our work can help you and your business, just let us know. We are always happy to discuss your concerns and work with you to find a solution.  

The pros at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, can be contacted by calling (386) 677-9993, any day of the year and at any hour. Call us for assistance with restoring your restaurant after water damage threatens to close your doors for good.

Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians assessing water damage to an office building Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at  Daytona Beach commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged areas. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What to Do After Flood Damage to Your Daytona Beach Property

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Drawing in the sand of a house with the waves washing over it. It is important to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible after your home experiences flood damage.

SERVPRO Tips for Handling a Flood Damaged Home

Floods due to natural disasters such as storms, hurricanes or tornadoes are any property owner’s worst nightmare. The flood waters can wreak havoc on your Daytona Beach property and leave it in a miserable state. Apart from the structural damage, flood waters can also cause secondary damage if the restoration is not started promptly.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, we have a team of experts who can help you restore your Daytona Beach home after a flood. Although you cannot be fully prepared for any natural disaster, you can have a plan in place. Here are a few things that you should do, if a natural disaster causes flooding in your home. 

Ensure your safety

Your and your family’s safety is the most important thing during and after a natural disaster. Make sure that you are safe and dry. Do not try to do anything that puts you at risk of injury or bodily harm. Safety comes first; everything else can wait. 

Contact professionals as soon as possible

Seeking professional help is the next most important thing to do after a flood damage. Make sure that you have the contact number of SERVPRO handy, and contact our expert disaster management team as soon as you can. The best way to limit the extent of damage and ensure restoration is swift action.

As soon as you call us, we will dispatch a team of experts to access the situation and develop a restoration plan. The priority is to get the water out of the property. SERVPRO technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to pump water out of your home in no time.

We also use extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers to get your home dry as soon as possible and to minimize secondary damage. 

Call your insurance company

Take many pictures of your flooded home, if you can, and contact your insurance company. Make sure that you are not discarding or throwing away anything. You can also ask your insurance adjuster about the things that are covered under your policy. SERVPRO technicians can help you with documentation and file insurance claims as well.

Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 to talk to one of our technicians to discuss your situation. We are here to help you get back in your home as soon as possible.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Area of water with droplets We are available 24/7 for you water damage needs.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today  386-677-9993

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Let The Pros Handle Commercial Water Removal in Daytona

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Industrial conveyor moving boxes. Warehouses and other business have equipment that will not work and can get damaged when wet. If you have an event occur, contact SERVPRO.

Our Staff Works Quickly After Safety Precautions Have Been Taken

Significant water intrusion brings most commercial endeavors to a halt. The key to a successful recovery from standing water is fast, professional water removal. This service is at the core of our mission as a disaster restoration company, and we commit to providing a reliable option for members of our business community faced with disasters that include a large volume of water that needs evacuation.
Regardless of the source -- storms, plumbing fails, operator error or any other reason -- speedy and efficient commercial water removal services in Daytona are essential to the well-being of your business. No retail space, lodging, restaurant, office, rental unit, school, health care center, factory, warehouse, or a myriad of other commercial properties can fulfill their business mission when inches or feet of water create an emergency situation. SERVPRO has the heavy-duty equipment and the well-qualified work crews to make short work of this catastrophe.
When water fills any area of your business, electrical systems are typically shut down for safety reasons. The vehicles SERVPRO outfits for our teams of water remediation experts feature truck mounted pumps and water extractors, never reliant on power that may be randomly unavailable. We get right to work once we establish no threat of electrical shock imperils our crew or your staff.
Often the water contained within your business after this type of event contains contaminants, further complicating the removal and disposal. SERVPRO technicians obtain advanced training and certification through IICRC approved courses to help them manage these difficult issues correctly. The health and safety of both customers and employees, as well as the general welfare of the community, benefit from proper treatment of contaminated water.
Your company also may need to provide evidence to authorities proving the water removal proceeded according to local regulations or face fines or other consequences. SERVPRO helps you develop needed documentation and extends our considerable experience in operating according to the best practices of the water removal industry.
Until the water is removed from your business, other key restoration tasks wait. Water damage needs an immediate reaction to avoid secondary harm and to clear the way for the next and critical steps of drying and restoring your space, so your business is free to resume.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach offers fast and professional help when your business is overwhelmed with water. Call (386) 677-9993 day or night to schedule a consultation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Masked Technician inspecting mold on a wall inside a home. Be careful! Without proper training, you could actually be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 386-677-9993 

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

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Air Movers drying a tile floor and drywall after water damage. SERVPRO meets each water event with equipment and expertise.

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 of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach, 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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Daytona Beach Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Front of a multi-story apartment building burned out through the windows. Don't worry, we can make this "Like it never even happened."

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 386-677-9993

Certifications and Professional Teams

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

If you’re in need of disaster repair the SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach team is here to help. Each and every one of our professionals are highly trained in property restoration to better serve our community. From initial and ongoing corporate training to regular e-training and continuing education classes, you can trust that your SERVPRO Professionals have the knowledge and experience to handle your disaster, no matter the size.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the governing body that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. All members of the SERVPRO team study IICRC standards and best practices to know how to restore damaged properties correctly. The certifications include:

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT): This course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform the proper procedures in the field to keep all workers and occupants safe.

Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD): Through this training, technicians learn how to dry water-damaged structures safely and efficiently.

Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT): This course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT): Through this training, technicians learn about smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, odor concepts, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings.

Odor Control Technician (OCT): This course covers odor control, odor causes, and deodorization techniques.

Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT): Throughout this training, technicians go over fiber identifications and upholstery cleaning methods.

Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT): During this course, trainees learn about the concepts of water damage, its effects in different settings, and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination.

At SERVPRO, we understand that having the knowledge and training to handle an array of damages and disasters is crucial to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers when the restoration is required. Our extensive SERVPRO training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training: This voluntary, self-paced program allows our professionals to learn more about crew training, fire restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation.
  • Initial Franchise Training: This 15-day hands-on course at our training facility allows new franchise owners to master topics such as fire restoration and mold mitigation.
  • e-Learnings: Through this web-based training, team members can stay up-to-date on industry standards and professional quality.
  • Continuing Education Classes: These programs are designed for insurance agents, adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff to learn more about emergency mitigation.

As your Daytona Beach disaster repair professionals, you can trust that we have the equipment and personnel to handle your cleanup and restoration needs. Often people will try to tackle their flood, mold, or fire issues without realizing that they will most likely do more harm than good without the appropriate technology and safety procedures. When you work with SERVPRO, you can trust that our services will restore your damaged property, while also keeping you, your family, and your belongings safe. Regardless of the cause or source, our team can handle any sized disaster.

Since 1967, SERVPRO has been changing the restoration and mitigation industry. To better serve our customers, SERVPRO created the National Training Center in 1992 to teach restoration and mitigation skills to franchise owners and insurance industry employees. Through professional training, our team is uniquely positioned and qualified to help when disaster strikes. Not only is our team trained in the most extensive performance guidelines in the industry, but we're also the ones who created them.

As a homeowner, having a certified team completing your damage restoration ensures that your home is safe and sound for you and your family. From your carpet to your ceiling and everywhere in between, our team has the expertise and tools so that you don’t have to worry about safety when playing with the kids on your living room carpet or preparing dinner on your kitchen counters. Whether it’s mold or fire that affects your home, our team will restore each and every piece to its pre-damage glory.

To learn more about our services, training, certifications, or processes, contact your Daytona Beach Shores disaster restoration professionals today!

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Water Damage and Homeowners Insurance

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Homeowner's insurance is useful in times of an emergency. Insurance allows you to avoid having to pay out-of-pocket for expenses that are related to damage to your home. Submitting a claim after your home is damaged by water helps you recover money spent on repairs. However, it is important to know that there are positive and negative points to filing a water damage insurance claim has its good points and bad points.

Water Damage Coverage

Your insurance company covers certain types of water damage. In most instances, the insurance company will cover any damage that is the result of a sudden event. For example, if the broken dishwasher leaks water and causes any water damage, you are covered by your policy. But, any damage that results from a dishwasher that malfunctions because of inadequate maintenance or neglect will not get covered.

No Coverage

An issue that homeowners face that is not covered by a regular homeowner’s insurance policy is flood damage. If a local river overflows and floods your home, the flooding is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. You will need to purchase a separate insurance policy to cover flooding. This type of insurance is advised for anyone living in an area prone to flooding.

Water damage is covered through homeowner’s insurance

Unfortunately, there are some limitations to this coverage. An accident that occurs suddenly will likely get covered. However, flood damage that arises from poor maintenance may not covered by your policy. It is important to know that you may find yourself disagreeing with your insurance company about the nature of your water damage. An incident that you believe is the result of a sudden accident may not get viewed as such by your insurer. Your insurance company may argue that the damage was caused by improper maintenance of your home.

If you need help with flood damage in Daytona Beach Shores, FL call our teams of professionals at (386) 677-9993

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Why Choose SERVPRO of North Daytona

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

When you heard construction crews were coming into your home to work, you may have the fear of dust going everywhere, debris left behind, unprofessional teams, and jobs not completed in a timely manner. And that is why SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is different. Here are some of the other reasons why we are different:

  • Our teams are professional and on time.
  • We cover all areas we are working in to keep dust off and prevent further damage to your items.
  • Our teams are on call 24/7 to respond to any disasters.
  • We are certified and carry licenses to ensure your mitigation, remediation, or reconstruction is done correctly.
  • Our project managers ensure your peace of mind by keeping you updated as we progress.
  • We work with your insurance and offer a transparent estimate.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is committed to you and making it feel "Like it never even happened."

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Three Things About Roof Damage Mitigation

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

After a storm in Holly Hill, FL, your house might have some damage that you need to take care of. In some cases, this will include roof damage. Before repairs can begin, however, the restoration company might need to do some mitigation. The following are a few things that you should know about this process.

When Do You Need Mitigation?

If you have roof damage that could become worse over time, then mitigation should be done right away. It will likely be required if you have missing shingles, cracks or holes in your roof. After an inspection has been performed, mitigation is the next step. Particularly if the damage is severe, it is important to get it done quickly.

Why Do You Need Mitigation?

The purpose of mitigation is to keep any damage to your home from getting worse. There are several things that could happen before repairs begin that could make the process even more complicated and time-consuming. Even small cracks can allow water to get inside the house, which can damage your belongings or the structure of the building. It can contribute to the growth of mold as well. Holes in the roof can allow further wind damage and can even let in small animals. Mitigation will help prevent this.

What Happens During Mitigation?

During the mitigation process, the cleanup and restoration company will cover any cracks or holes in the roof to prevent water, wind or debris from creating more problems. This is often done with a tarp, but more severe cases might require the use of wooden boards. Mitigation can sometimes include cleanup and sanitization as well.

If mitigation is not performed on the roof damage to your house, it could make the restoration process more difficult. When damage worsens, it requires more time and money to repair. Because of this, you should always have mitigation done as soon as you can.

Is your dryer vent clean?

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

So, what are the signs your vent needs cleaning?

As a homeowner in North Daytona Beach, you're probably very diligent about fire safety. You may have a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors on every floor, but have you checked your dryer vent lately? Many homes are damaged each year as the result of a lint fire. If the vent isn't cleaned out regularly, a dryer fire can result.

Clothes Are Taking Too Long To Dry

If your vent is blocked, your clothes can take up to two or three times as long to dry. You may find that the clothes you put in for a regular drying time are still a little damp when the cycle is over. This is happening because the blocked vent isn't allowing the moisture to be released to the outside.

Hot Dryer and Clothes

A blocked vent can also cause excess heat. If your laundry feels unusually hot when you take it out, and the outside of the dryer feels very hot when you touch it, this could be the problem.

Burning Smell

If you smell something burning inside the dryer, that's a sure sign of trouble. The drum casing, exhaust tube, and trap can get clogged, which makes it easy for a lint fire to start. If you're smelling smoke, turn off the dryer immediately and call a professional right away to inspect it.

No Regular Inspections

Your dryer vent should be inspected at least once a year by a vent cleaning specialist. A do-it-yourself job is certainly an option, but hiring a professional can ensure that the job is done thoroughly. These technicians are well acquainted with all the various brands of dryers and have the proper equipment to efficiently clean out the vent.

A lint fire can be a dangerous situation and cause a great deal of damage. But you can easily prevent a fire from happening by looking out for the signs outlined above.

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Heating Your Home

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your home, SERVPRO is there to help. But we also want to help you prevent fires in your home.

Did you know that heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)? Cold temperatures during these winter months have led to people frequently using their heaters. Half of these heating equipment fires predictably take place in the winter months of December, January, and February when heating equipment is used the most.

Abiding by the following safety measures will keep yourself and your family safe from any potential dangers of using heaters in your home.

Stay Three Feet Away

One way to stay safe when heating your home is to keep flammable items at least three feet away from heating equipment. That includes a furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

Enforce a Three-Foot Rule for Children

The curiosity of children can cause a problem if they focus their attention on one of these heating options. Wanting to explore the equipment, the child could accidentally catch on fire or start a fire in the house. Therefore it’s a good idea to have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around all open fires and space heaters.

Don’t Use Your Oven As a Heater

Never attempt to use your oven to heat your home. The inefficacy of an oven as it pertains to heating could cause it to go out or not burn well which could potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning endangering the lives of your whole family.

Use Only Qualified Professionals When Installing Heating Equipment

Make sure a qualified professional install your heating equipment. An inexperienced person installing your space heater, water heater, or central heating equipment could lead to serious mistakes that could cause a fire. Hiring qualified professionals will ensure that the person installing your equipment adheres to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

Get Your Annual Chimney Inspection

It’s important to have your heating equipment or chimney cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. In early 2000, the NFPA set a new standard that ensures that inspections include a thorough inspection and cleaning. Based on the purpose of the inspection (annual inspection, system change or real estate transaction, potential hazard) the inspector will inspect on one of three levels. The thoroughness of the inspection will increase at each level of the inspection.

Never Leave Portable Heaters On When Leaving a Room

Always turn off and unplug portable heaters when leaving a room or going to bed. Portable heaters can short out while you’re away and start a fire before you return.

Make Sure to Use Correct Fuel

Use the right kind of fuel when using fuel-burning space heaters. The manufacturer will specify which fuel that specific space heater will need. Using the wrong kind of fuel could cause the fuel to burn hotter than the equipment was designed for and could cause a fire in your home.

Use a Fireplace Screen

It’s important to make sure that your fireplace has a screen in front of it. Without a screen, sparks could fly into the room and start a fire. Also, if you plan to dispose of ashes in a metal container, ashes should be cooled prior to entering a metal container. The container should also be kept a safe distance away from your home.

Test Smoke Alarms Monthly

If a fire starts in your home in Daytona Beach, a smoke alarm can save your life. Smoke spreads quickly and a properly working smoke alarm will give you enough time to get out. So make sure you test your smoke alarms each month. Also, make sure to replace your smoke detectors once every ten years.

Use Ventilation

When burning anything larger than a candle, make sure to provide good ventilation. You can do this by opening windows, doors, or fireplace fumes. Good ventilation will substantially reduce the amount of smoke that can be harmful to those in the home.

On cold days heating is a must. But without the use of certain precautions, it can be a very dangerous decision. By following the safety measures highlighted by the NFPA, you can ensure that you will be warm and safe during the cold winter months.

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Worried about flood damage affecting your building? Here’s What You Need to Know

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

What To Do When A Storm Is Headed Your Way?

Running a business in Daytona, FL, requires one to wear many hats, one of which is disaster prevention. When a storm is brewing on the horizon, what can you do to avoid or reduce flood damage from happening? Here’s a couple of tips to get you started:

Get to Know Your Local Area

Some locations are more susceptible to flooding than others, such as neighborhoods located in a valley, at the bottom of a slope or below sea level. This may seem self-explanatory and painfully obvious but you’d be surprised at how many business owners are unaware of how their location could impact their company in the event of a natural disaster. Find out if you are in a flood prone area and plan ahead.

Plan and Prepare with the Right Equipment

There are tons of modern equipment out there that are designed to minimize the impact of flood damage on your building. When in doubt, go with the tried and tested classic: the good ol’ sand bag. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of alternatives out there that are reusable and are easier to transport. However, be sure to do your research before you commit to a purchase. Install storm shutters that are easy and quick to secure and check your electrical equipment to ensure they will be out of reach of flood waters.

Check Your Surroundings

Perhaps the most important part of avoiding storm damage is to look outside your immediate perimeter for things that may encourage floods. This means looking at street drains and storm grates and making sure that they are free of leaves and other debris that inhibit the flow of water. This is easily overlooked in the rush of preparing for an incoming storm and can have a disastrous impact on your safety.

If the weather gets the best of you, there are flood remediation experts in your state that can get your business up and running in no time. Flood damage is no joke, but if you are well prepared you can easily reduce the impact that a storm can have on your business.

Kitchen Fires can happen both in home and at work.

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

pot on fire due to being unattended A fire caused by an unattended pot on the stove.

Did you know last year many kitchen fires were mainly caused by unattended cooking? 

Here are some stats of damages caused by kitchen fires:

Cooking fire stats: 

  •  Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home* fires and fire injuries, causing 49% of home fires that resulted in 21% of the home fire deaths and 44% of the injuries.
  • Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
  • Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions lead to 8% of the home cooking equipment fire deaths.
  • Ranges or cooktops account for three-fifths (61%) of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Unattended equipment is a factor in one-third (31%) of reported home cooking fires and over half (53%) of the associated deaths.
  • Frying dominates the cooking fire problem.

Here are some tips on cooking especially with oil or frying:  

What you should know about home cooking safety

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or too tired to cook. Do not cook.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — away from your stovetop.
If you have a cooking fire
  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Safety considerations for cooking with oil

  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a dangerous sign that the oil is too hot.
  • Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing.
  • Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.
  • Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again. Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water on the fire.
  • If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call the fire department from outside

After the fire calls us we are open 24/7 and we are there when you need us the most. 

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Mold in your commercial property.

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Black mold spores Mold spores close up

How a Mold Restoration Company Can Get You Back in Business

Dealing With Mold

Mold can grow on porous surfaces and then easily spread throughout your property. In some cases, it can be difficult to detect and thus to remove. Daytona commercial mold damage can include ruined dry walls, leaks, and peeling tiles.

There are ways to prevent the accumulation of mold, such as assuring the proper heating and ventilation of the rooms in your business. In the event that mold does develop, its removal may be as simple as moving furniture and cleaning away the growth with a damp cloth. In more serious cases, especially in the event of  Daytona commercial mold damage, you should turn to professional help.

What to Expect From a Mold Restoration Company

SERVPRO will determine whether you have a mold problem and, if so, the seriousness of the situation. In some cases, a brief inspection will uncover mold under the carpeting or floorboards, or in the cavities of the walls. Samples may be taken to identify the specific type of mold, in order to determine the best course of action.

The next stage of the process is to locate the source of the moisture that has caused the condition. The affected area will be dried before the removal of the mold can begin. Cleaning techniques range from the use of wet wiping equipment to special vacuums. Dry ice blasting is used by some companies. It may also be necessary to clean ventilation ducts and heating equipment to prevent the future development of mold.

Commercial mold damage may be so bad that certain items, such as mattresses, will have to be discarded.

A restoration company will get rid of your mold problem and prevent it from returning. SERVPRO is considered the premier mold restoration company that can get you back in business.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Daytona is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Kissimmee community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We proudly serve:

Commercial Mold Damage North Daytona and Surrounding areas. 

DaytonaCommercial Mold Damage, FL, and surrounding areas.

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Properties near inlet and mold.

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on inlet property Property near inlet with mold.

Mold Damage Remediation Options for Inlet property owners.   

There are high chances of disturbing mold spores during the mold damage remediation process. Since the exposure can lead to health effects, we always wear protective equipment and clothing. Some of the PPE personal protective equipment that we use when attending to such incidents in Ponce Inlet include gloves, goggles, a respirator or a dust filter mask, and a Tyvek suit. We look at how severe the mold problem is before selecting suitable personal protective equipment.

Disrupting the spores during mold damage remediation may make them spread to other parts of your Inlet property. Our SERVPRO technicians employ containment measures to limit the movement of the mold spores. For instance, we use plastic sheeting together with painter's tape to seal off openings such as vents and doorways. It is also advisable to minimize dust particles since the spores can stick to dust and then quickly spread around the structure.
Introducing negative pressure at the site can also act as a containment measure. We achieve this by running an exhaust fan or air scrubber with a HEPA filtration system that is blowing out air via a duct to the exterior. When that happens, the stirred up mold spores in the room end up outside. Also, we always switch off the building's air conditioning systems before the cleaning process starts. To reduce dust, we may moisten any dry mold growth. At this point, we can use a cleaning agent to remove the contamination from hard surfaces. Why SERVPRO? We can also utilize a soda blaster to lightly remove mold from untreated wood found in attics and crawl space in this southern climate.  
After removing the contamination from the surface, we have to clean them using a disinfectant to reduce the chances of the problem returning after the remediation. Usually, spores remain on surfaces even after the cleaning is complete, so, the disinfectant plays a deactivating role. While we can clean and reuse non-porous materials such as hard plastic, metal, and glass, in most cases, our SERVPRO technicians discard porous items such as carpets, books, and drywall if heavily infested.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond is an experienced and reliable leader in the restoration industry. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is in your residential or commercial property. Call us at 386-677-9993 when you need our 24-hour emergency services.

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How Can Homeowners Quickly Address House Flooding?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the tools and equipment to extract water damage from your property.

Certified Restoration Technicians Use Commercial-Grade Extraction Tools for Flood Damage Cleanup in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach property owners can expect an average of 51 inches of rain per year, most of which comes during the summer and autumn wet season. The above-average precipitation creates unique challenges in terms of both minimizing and mitigating flooding in homes.

SERVPRO’s flood damage cleanup crew provides Daytona Beach property owners with rapid-response mitigation services. Should floodwaters bring mold or biohazards onto your property, your local team is licensed to handle both.

How Does SERVPRO’s Moisture Extraction Process Work?

  • Sensors and meters are typically calibrated to the substance being measured, like wood or drywall.
  • Extraction tools are chosen based on several factors, including the affected space and amount of moisture present.
  • Extraction can take multiple passes to minimize the risk of secondary water damages during moisture extraction.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is a phone call away from ensuring that your home looks “Like it never even happened.” Contact our team at (386) 677-9993 to get started.

How Long Does it Take to Restore a Dayton Beach Business After a Fire?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in your business needs to be taken care of quickly and seriously. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

To Estimate the Time Needed to Restore a Daytona Beach Restaurant, Call a Professional Fire Restoration Team

Restoring your restaurant in Daytona Beach after a fire is of paramount importance, but the time it’ll take will depend on the flames, smoke, and soot now settling upon your business. As you coordinate with local authorities, your insurance company, and pertinent Health Department regulations, you need the support of a professional fire restoration team to help you. When time is of the essence, enlisting the support of industry experts is an investment in a prompt resolution and peace of mind.

In Daytona Beach, fire damage restoration services for businesses is our expertise at SERVPRO. We are part of your business network and understand how time-sensitive it is for your restaurant to be up and running again. Our team is available 24/7, and we can begin our process as soon as it is safe for us to enter the premises. With our advanced tools and training, we follow the fire’s path and isolate unaffected areas while removing debris and residue. As needed, our team can also discard items beyond repair and move items requiring specialty drying solutions to an offsite location to restore them.

Can wood fixtures survive fire and water damage?

Your restaurant’s décor is a reflection of the care and passion you have put into your business. 

A gleaming bar made of wood and wooden flooring and furniture may suffer during the fire, but it is not necessarily lost. Our SERVPRO technicians can look at the soot and the water left behind by firefighters and develop a plan to restore those surfaces. Some equipment you might see as we work could include-

  • Drying mats for your hardwood floors
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers to reduce excess humidity
  • Chemical solutions to help wipe down soot

Regardless of how big the fire is, our team at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is here to help. Call us at (386) 677-9993 and place your trust in us. Our goal is to have your patrons return to your restaurant, "Like it never even happened."

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What Are The Worst Types Of Damages to Expect After Water Intrusion?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Helps Daytona Beach Homeowners Address Any Water Damage Incident with Minimal Challenges.

You might need professional assistance when there is a water damage incident at your Daytona Beach home because some of the effects of water exposure can be hard to reverse without the right skills. A water loss incident also evolves as time goes by, so proper management is necessary to forestall severe damages. As an IICRC certified firm, SERVPRO has a deeper understanding of water-related issues, including spread patterns, types, and timing of damages. 

How does a single source lead to water damage all over Daytona Beach homes?

In most cases, our SERVPRO crews encounter water spills that originate from one area, such as a punctured water pipe or a faulty section of the roof that lets in rainwater. However, once the water breaches the interior of your house, it can spread widely in a variety of ways, including:

  • Surface flow
  • Evaporation through the air
  • Wicking through materials

Gravity-aided flow is the fastest way for water to spread around your property. Spreading through wicking and evaporation depends on the physical qualities of the materials that water comes into contact with. For example, in an area with a higher percentage of materials with hygroscopic properties such as natural fabrics, drywall, and unsealed wood, the moisture that evaporates into the air is readily absorbed, resulting in damages far from the original point where the breach occurred. Such damage might also remain unnoticed until it is too late.

What types of damage are typical after water intrusion?

  • Ruined finishes
  • Physical alteration of some materials
  • Disintegration of materials
  • Microbial growth 

Various types of finishes in construction materials or other contents in your house are vulnerable to water exposure. For example, paint finishes on walls bubbles or chips when exposed to moisture, while dyes in fabrics, upholstery, or carpets run, leaving patches or stains. In some cases, the damage is worse because materials are ultimately damaged, necessitating costly and time-consuming replacements. For example, carpets can delaminate, a situation where the bonding agent fails, causing the backing to separate from the fibers. Drywall may also crumble due to overexposure to moisture, thus leading to permanent damage.

When do the damages happen?

One thing that complicates the response you have to mount against a water loss incident is that the damages do not occur uniformly. In most cases, you have to deal with issues that develop:

  • Immediately the water spills
  • When the water sits in the property for some time
  • During remedial action such as cleaning

The timing of the response and the kind of action taken are the main factors that impact the outcome of an incident. Since our SERVPRO team includes IICRC certified Applied Structural Drying Specialists, we can take different steps to mitigate the adverse effects that moisture might have on your property. On arrival at the property, we take steps to stop or even reverse instantaneous damages caused by water intrusion. This part of the restoration mostly involves the extraction of water pooling around floors and other areas such as wall cavities. We have fast extraction equipment suited for various tasks. For instance, portable extraction units help remove standing water from various floors, including wooden, tiled, or concrete. For porous floors that retain more water, we have weighted extraction equipment such as ride-on extractors, which combine vacuum lift and weight to remove water from saturated areas faster. We also have cavity extraction equipment such as drying mats which lift water trapped in floor cavities.

How can remedial action lead to damages?

Ideally, every remedial action should help improve the situation. However, it is possible for the actions you take to cause more damages. Some typical problems, including physical alterations such as stretching of carpets or moisture transfer to unaffected or concealed areas within your house. Such damages develop because of using the wrong restoration approaches or failure to balance the actions you take. For example, a carpet loses 50% of its strength when saturated with water. Therefore, some restoration procedures such as floating to quicken drying or aggressive agitation during cleaning can easily stretch them. 

Our SERVPRO technicians take various precautions to prevent such unnecessary damages.  For instance, if we opt to float carpets during drying, we ensure the air movers we use operate at a moderate speed. We also ensure that the carpet is vented and secured to the tack strip to prevent flapping, which can delaminate it or even damage the surrounding walls. 

Water loss incidents can lead to both expected and unexpected damages. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help you manage any issue that arises, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (386) 677-9993.

What Becomes of Books after Mold Inspection in Daytona Beach?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fast action is vital when rescuing books, so if you suspect mold in your home library, do not delay.

Daytona Beach Book Lovers Keen to Save Collections after Mold Inspection?

Book lovers in Daytona Beach know that even in these days of e-readers, there is nothing like picking up a good book and getting lost in the story. Book collections are personal and the thought of something happening to them can be distressing.

Homeowners might worry about what will happen to their books after mold inspection in Daytona Beach. After all, paper is hard to save from mold and other disasters, right? Luckily, the situation may be better than you think.

What makes books susceptible to mold?
Mold requires five things to grow:

    •    An organic food source
    •    Enough moisture
    •    The correct temperatures
    •    Oxygen
    •    Darkness

Unfortunately for your library, the paper is an ideal food source. If it is dark enough and moisture is present, the fungus can quickly grow on your books. Mold can hide in the dark corners behind bookshelves, but even if you cannot see it, you might be able to smell the distinct moldy odor. If you notice a musty smell, contact SERVPRO so we can arrange to carry out mold testing.

What will SERVPRO do during mold testing?
The first step in mold testing is a visual assessment. Then, we use a range of instruments to test for moisture in the area. We use moisture meters and probes, and thermo-hygrometers, to measure moisture and humidity. We can also use thermal imaging to track traces of water across surfaces.

What will happen to the books after mold testing?
If some of your books have mold on them, do not despair. We can send them to our specialist freeze-drying facility for further care. Freeze-drying is a highly effective way of rescuing damaged books and documents. Our freeze-drying method is National Archives and Records Administration approved, and is the same process the Library of Congress uses.

We will flash-freeze your books to prevent further damage, and then we use a high-pressure vacuum to remove air.

We can also use gamma radiation to cleanse your books of any unwanted microbes.

Fast action is vital when rescuing books, so if you suspect mold in your home library, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

How Can SERVPRO Help with Water Damage Restoration After A Bathroom Leak?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Bathrooms are common areas for water leaks. We can use moisture meters to detect hidden water damage.

Daytona Beach Residents Need Water Damage Restoration That Does the Job  

Everyone living in Daytona Beach knows how easy it is for a leak to get started in the bathroom. The faucet might leak, the toilet might overflow, or someone might over-fill the bath. When a calamity happens in your home, you want to get it sorted out as quickly as possible.  

SERVPRO offers water damage restoration services in Daytona Beach. No matter what caused the water damage in your bathroom, our trained technicians are here for you. We are always available 24/7, and we are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Whether you are facing a minor leak around the base of your sink, or a significant flood that has soaked your floor, we can remedy it.  

What are the risks of water damage?  

You should not ignore water damage, even if it seems mild. A bathroom leak might lead to:  

  • A broken toilet or faucet
  • Ruined floor coverings
  • Water-logged towels and personal belongings
  • Water damage to walls, baseboards, the floor, and even the ceiling of the room underneath 

There is also a risk of fungal growth if water damage is left untreated. Fast action is essential, which is why we recommend calling us immediately. 

Why is it crucial to call a professional company for water cleanup?  

We know it is tempting to save money by cleaning up water leaks yourself in Daytona Beach. However, water damage restoration is a job for professionals. Trained technicians:  

  • Know the quickest and most effective ways to dry your bathroom
  • Can use thermal imaging to see how deep into the walls the water has spread
  • Have a range of pumps and extractors on hand to vacuum away water
  • Can advise you on which items to salvage, and which to toss 

What can I expect when SERVPRO arrives?

After our technicians arrive and introduce themselves, they will walk through your bathroom and assess the damage. We start with a visual assessment, and we will discuss the nature of the incident with you. We also use various meters and probes to get exact moisture readings. 

Once we fully understand the situation, we will draw up a drying plan and explain it to you. As soon as you confirm you are happy with the program, our team will start remediation.  

Which fixtures and fittings can SERVPRO dry?  

We aim to dry and repair items rather than replace them. We can dry out the floor and walls, behind baseboards, and around fittings in many cases. We can even clean and dry personal belongings such as towels or bath toys.  

We cannot usually dry water-damaged cosmetics, and you will need to toss those items away. Our team will give their professional assessment on what to save and what to trash.  

What happens if the damp has gotten into the walls or soaked into the floor? 

Depending on the leak's source and magnitude, water might have soaked into the walls and made the drywall wet. Water can also leak behind baseboards or soak into wooden floors. SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging, moisture probes, and non-penetrating moisture meters to assess your bathroom and adjacent rooms' damage and rooms directly below the toilet.  

If we find water damage inside the walls or beneath the floors, we can remedy it. Our team can remove damaged materials and replace them. We can also help with replacing wallpaper, repainting walls, and replacing floor coverings. If the situation requires extra professionals, we oversee the new staff and ensure all their work meets our high standards.  

What is the drying process?  

The first step in drying is to remove as much moisture as possible from your bathroom. We achieve this by using pumps and extractors. We also remove as many personal belongings as possible, both to keep them safe and get them out of the way to position dryers and fans where needed. 

When we have completed water extraction, we move on to drying the room. We place air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers, to dry the area. We train all our technicians in drying science and best practices. We monitor moisture levels before, during, and after drying to adjust our technique if necessary. 

Can you help with odors? 

Of course. We understand that water damage often leaves a moldy, unpleasant smell behind. Some of the tools we use include to capture smells and leave your bathroom smelling fresh include: 

  • air scrubbers
  • carbon filters
  • odor removing pellets 

When drying is complete, we will review our work with you and answer any concerns. 

For help cleaning up after a bathroom leak, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

Can You Remove Smoke Residues from Finished Cabinets in Daytona Beach Homes?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a fire occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Finished wood can be difficult to restore after prolonged fire damage exposure, but SERVPRO has several strategies for this situation. 

Fires that start in the kitchen can be a restoration challenge for Daytona Beach homes, even with experienced fire restoration companies like our SERVPRO team. While often these fires originate with mismanagement of cooking equipment or surfaces, the effects can coat or impact nearly every material in the room. When smoke and protein residues adhere to finished wood like the kitchen cabinets, specific practices and products are best to handle these conditions.

Fire damage restoration for Daytona Beach homes is a combination of careful planning and effective products/powerful equipment in our inventory. With residues on cabinetry in your kitchen, we must determine what approach does not mar or scratch the finished surface under the soiling whenever possible. 

What Are the Best Strategies for Cleaning Cabinets? 

Because finished wood fixtures can often be an expensive element to replace entirely in your kitchen, restoring these cabinets is advisable over removing and replacing them. Depending on the finish and the type of residue present, there are several strategies for this:

  • Dissolving – With the practice like dissolves like, we can choose detergents and solvents with similar soil compositions to remove it. 
  • Emulsifying – Some cleansers work by pulling particles away from the surface with natural repellent processes like oil and water. 
  • Refinishing – Finished wood can get repaired by refinishing if abrasive cleaning and agitation practices mar the surface. 
  • Controlled Demolition – When cleaning is ineffective, demolition is often the only choice left. Cabinetry can get replaced after the restoration of the kitchen. 

Fire damages can be among the most threatening situations your kitchen faces, and your cabinets can see much of this damage. Let our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team help with cleaning and restoring these fixtures. Call us today at (386) 677-9993.

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How Does Water Damage Occur in Daytona Beach Office Bathrooms?

9/6/2020 (Permalink)

Removing water from your business can be a confusing and difficult process to handle on your own. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Restoration Technicians Remove Commercial Water Damage from Daytona Beach Facilities

Daytona Beach entrepreneurs are well-prepared for all types of water-related disasters.

However, the wear and tear of everyday use of bathroom and kitchen fixtures in offices and other businesses can lead to sudden plumbing leaks and appliance failures that can add to the stresses of your workday.

When your Daytona Beach business requires commercial water removal services, SERVPRO is prepared to begin cleanup within hours of your call. These Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited techs are dedicated to restoring your facilities to a preloss state.

How Can I Prevent Commercial Bathroom Pipe Leaks?

  • Bolt your bathroom sinks to the wall. The day-to-day wear and tear of using shared bathroom facilities can put considerable strain on your plumbing over time. Securing water fixtures to the wall can prevent plumbing leaks caused by strained plumbing.
  • Consider automatic sinks. Not only are these types of sinks sanitary and great for conserving water, but the lack of washers and handles means fewer parts that are at risk of leaking from everyday use.
  • Install automatically-flushing toilets. Much like an automatic sink, a toilet with fewer parts to interact with directly leads to a lower risk of plumbing issues caused by broken handles.

How Can SERVPRO Mitigate Water Damage in My Office Space?

SERVPRO sanitation products are designed to tackle water damage, microbial growth, and odors in your bathroom. Technicians can wipe down tile grout with a specialized cleaner to prevent stains and deformations from setting in. They can also use extraction wands and OSHA-approved biocides to address under-sink cabinets before preparing them for drying with air movers and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO takes care to inspect subfloors and behind walls with infrared imaging to ensure that any lingering water damage behind structures is also mitigated.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is available 24/7 to keep your business looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (386) 677-9993 for emergency-response mitigation and restoration services.

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Where Can I Find Local Fire Damage Remediation Services in Daytona Beach?

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a fire in your home can be hard to get rid of on your own. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Here at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach, We're Fire Damage Experts!

When fire damage strikes North Daytona Beach homes, maybe homeowners become stunned. It's not surprising that so many people can end up stalling for a few moments in the face of such an emergency. After all, fires are overwhelming and can cause panic. First and foremost, you may worry about the safety of your family, and rightly so. However, what comes after everyone is okay?

If fire damage strikes your North Daytona Beach home, calling for help as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do for your home. Picture your entire kitchen going up in smoke due to an electrical malfunction. One moment, you're baking a casserole, and in the next, your oven is on fire due to a faulty socket. By the time the flames were extinguished, your kitchen had suffered thousands of dollars of damages. Don't worry about the losses or expenses. Just get in touch with us, so we can help you go back to living your life, "Like it never even happened."

What If My Kitchen Needs to Be Partially Demolished? 

Here at SERVPRO, our technicians are trained to clean up the aftermath of a fire. If your home needs demolition, our technicians can: 

  • Remove offending flooring, drywall, and insulation
  • Ensure materials are cleaned up and bagged, so no mess remains behind
  • Put out the damaged materials for city removal 

We aren't just about using fancy equipment to remove soot and smoke. Here at SERVPRO, we want to do our best to return your home to its preloss state.

What Can SERVPRO Use to Reduce the Smell? 

We understand how annoying malodors can be. We can use advanced technological equipment to help reduce odors on your property, such as: 

  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Thermal foggers
  • Air scrubbers

Furthermore, we can even use priming paint on the new walls to help trap any unpleasant smells behind them.

If you need fire damage remediation, never hesitate. Dial (386) 677-9993 to speak with SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. We're here to help!

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Which Daytona Beach Flood Recovery Company Can Best Respond to All Aspects of Storm Damage Including the Discovery of Contaminants During Significant

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

The team at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach trains for the unexpected during flood damage mitigation and remediation.

Storm-Related Flood Damage in Daytona Beach Is Overwhelming, Especially When Biohazard and Other Contamination Issues Arise -- SERVPRO Can Manage It All

When tropical storm and hurricane patterns heat up in Daytona Beach, flooding in residences is often not far behind. Dealing with large quantities of water is tough enough, but sometimes the intensity of the flood action causes structural components to break apart. In addition, porous building materials begin to crumble and deteriorate as water infiltrates. The destructive outcomes of forceful water flow and soak-through can reveal previously contained hazardous substances that now might need professional remediation.

What Kinds of Contaminants Are Possible in Flood Waters?

Daytona Beach flood damage can threaten you and your loved ones to significant exposure to materials and organisms determined to have potential adverse health effects. When our highly-trained crew discovers these biohazards, we shift the flood mitigation and remediation focus as needed for the abatement of these harmful materials. Commonly encountered flood-related biohazards include:

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral used for building materials into the 1980s. The substance is found as an insulating covering on furnaces and heating ductwork and as loose or rigid insulation in attics, walls, and ceilings. Textured paint and patching compounds, as well as roofing materials, can contain the hazardous minerals. Some resilient floor tiles contain asbestos. According to the EPA, no level of exposure to asbestos is considered safe, and the material can crumble and become airborne during water exposure and remediation activities.

Usually found in residences as lead-based paint, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that any home built before 1978 probably has lead-based materials somewhere in the house. Lead solder and pipes were used into the 1980s. The toxic metal is linked to negative health and behavioral effects of many kinds. Remediation and restoration efforts can send lead dust into the air and spread it to surfaces when materials disintegrate and crush.

Flood damage can contribute to mold growth if water and moisture linger for more than 24 to 48 hours. Many homes have hidden mold growth even before a flooding incident, so damage to structural components can expose this concealed biohazard as an unexpected complication when materials are cut away to release trapped water or provide enhanced airflow for drying.

Water-Borne Pathogens
Flood damage frequently includes the chance of exposure to sewage, and a broad range of other debris and materials picked up during overland flooding. Some of the infectious agents mixed into floodwaters can make people very ill and, in some cases, even cause death.

Salt Water Storm Surge
Oceanside communities see seasonal storm damage exacerbated by storm surge frequently. The mix of flooding fluids can include seawater, bringing salts, minerals, sea creatures, marine fuels, and more into your home. Saltwater damages wood, concrete, and metal.

How Can One Restoration Company Manage One or More Biohazard Complications?

SERVPRO invests in advanced biohazard remediation training and licensure for our management and technicians. We know how stressful and disruptive flood damage recovery can be to families in our community. We strive to prepare in every way possible to meet the diverse needs presented by storm-related flood damage. When we encounter biohazards contaminating the environment inside your home during the water removal, cleaning, disinfection, or drying phases of the flood damage restoration project, we take a pause. We consider how to integrate the biohazard abatement into the overall agenda of tasks needed to return your property to function and appearance after flooding. The safety hazards cannot be ignored but must be controlled and remediated appropriately.

What Adaptations Are Needed to Resolve the Biohazard and Contamination Concerns During Flood Damage Recovery?

Containment of the asbestos, lead, and mold-containing spaces are essential during remediation interventions. Our crews use legally sanctioned strategies to prevent the biohazards from escaping and tainting other areas of your home. Wrapping the affected area in 1.6 mil polyethylene and constructing supports from conduits are commonly utilized protocols. The offending materials are removed and contained for disposal following local regulations. Storm surge contamination requires a freshwater flush that increases the quantity of fluids needing extraction but improving the odds of a successful outcome.

The team at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach trains for the unexpected during flood damage mitigation and remediation. For a one-stop storm flooding recovery experience, call (386) 677-9993.

My Hot Water Tank Flooded My Basement – Do I Need Professional Help?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Faulty appliances can quickly cause water damage in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for assistance.

SERVPRO Handles Situations Like This Every Day – We Know What to Look for and How to Make it Right in Daytona Beach.

Water intrusion happens all the time in homes in Daytona Beach. It may seem simple enough to clean up yourself, but you might want the experts at SERVPRO to evaluate the situation.

Can’t I Use My Shop-Vac to Remove the Water? 

If your hot water tank has a serious enough leak to flood your basement, it is highly unlikely a home use Shop-Vac will work. Even if you were able to bail out all the water yourself, you wouldn’t detect hidden moisture pockets or water damage. You need a water restoration company in Daytona Beach to ensure everything is thoroughly checked out and dealt with appropriately. When the water loss is left untreated, it can:

  • Cause secondary damage to flooring and content.
  • Allow clean water to turn into black water, which is a biohazard.
  • Cause mold and mildew to occur.
  • Raise the costs of repair and restoration.
  • Meaning more items are a loss.

Professional Water Restoration Gives You Back Your Home.

When you allow SERVPRO to handle your water restoration needs, you are getting technicians that are top in their field. They are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and continue to educate themselves in the latest and best methods. They also have years of experience handling situations just like yours. Our company is licensed and bonded: 

  • Mold Remediation: MRSR515 Florida License
  • Biohazard: 64 – 64 - 1785570

We understand how important your home is to you. We are homeowners with families too. Our goal is to restore your home to you as quickly as possible. SERVPRO is the answer to all your restoration needs.

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677 – 9993 for expert water restoration service.

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Can My Tile Floor In My Daytona Beach Kitchen Be Saved?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 for quality water mitigation services.

SERVPRO Has Flooring Experts That Can Repair and Restore Many Types of Hardwood Flooring in Daytona Beach Homes

If the dishwater overflowed or a pipe burst, causing water damage in your kitchen, it can impact your flooring. There are various types of tile flooring, and each act differently to water. Our crews have the experience and knowledge to take care of your Daytona Beach home after such an incident.

Can My Ceramic Tile be Restored?

The key to restoring anything in a Daytona Beach home that has experienced water loss is immediate water mitigation. If your home has ceramic tile that became flooded, there is a good chance we can save it. Ceramic tile and grout joints are usually waterproof if installed over plywood. Cracks in the tile are vulnerable to water seeping in through the crack. Grout can also absorb water, which can warp or expand the subflooring. The tiles then become loose. The subflooring gets dried out before the tiles get replaced.

Resilient Tile

Other types of tile, such as asphalt and vinyl, can present unique problems. Here are some things you should know about resilient tile:

    •    Asphalt tile typically maintains a good bond with the concrete underneath. White spots can appear that usually respond well to cleaning.
    •    Vinyl tile on concrete is more susceptible to problems than asphalt. If there is a great deal of water, they come loose easily.
    •    Vinyl tiles are much simpler to replace, and it may be more cost-efficient to do so then to dry them out.
    •    If the tiles get installed over wood underlayments, the flooring is likely to be water damaged.

We use non-penetrating moisture meters to find hidden water, and we dry the floor from beneath the tile to aid in restoration if needed.

Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 for quality water mitigation services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Can an Electrical Fire Impact My Home?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Many Daytona Beach Property Owners Are Big Fans of SERVPRO's Fire Damage Cleanup, Restoration, and Repair Services.

SERVPRO Restoration Technicians Mitigate Damage and Perform Fire Restoration for Daytona Beach Homes

Behind cooking fires, electrical failures are one of the most common causes of residential structure fires in the United States, including Daytona Beach. Anything from an overloaded circuit to faulty wiring can ignite flames that can quickly damage structures and contents. Without fast action, the residues left behind by these fires can cause even more damage over time.

When disaster strikes in your home, SERVPRO is ready to offer Daytona Beach residents fire restoration services that can return their properties to a preloss condition. SERVPRO technicians take care of everything from soot and smoke residue cleanup to rebuilding damaged areas of your property to make your home a comfortable and safe space once more.

What Areas of My Home Does Fire Damage Affect?

Daytona Beach homes are affected by fires in a variety of ways that homeowners may not initially expect. Smoke residues and soot deposits penetrate and settle on a diverse array of surfaces quickly and easily. Areas of your home that can be affected after a fire include:

  • The HVAC system. After a fire, your vents are likely to have copious amounts of soot and residues settling inside. Flex duct is more cost-effective to replace in this situation, but sheet metal vents can be carefully cleaned and reinstalled in many cases.

It may be best to leave the cleaning to the pros, however. Teams like SERVPRO have access to commercial-grade EPA-registered cleaning solutions designed to tackle fire damage. Consumer-grade all-purpose cleaners and water-based solutions are often insufficient for addressing tough stains and soils left behind by fire damage.

  • A home structure fire can wreak havoc on insulation, even in areas of the home with extensive fireproofing material such as a garage with fire-resistant sheetrock and insulation. These materials are not designed to ward off fires, but instead to contain them and prevent them from spreading to other areas of the home for as long as possible. Fiberglass and rock wool insulation both often have options for fireproofing, but damaged portions typically require removal and replacement unless the fire left behind surface-level staining.
  • Wall studs and ceiling joists. These essential components of your home’s structure can quickly absorb soot or become charred in a fire and may require partial repairs or reconstruction to preserve the structural integrity of your property. SERVPRO techs can sand off superficial charring and apply a finish to prevent further staining. Proprietary Wood Creme Paste is typically utilized for tougher stains.
  • Nooks and crannies. Fire damage residues can settle into any crack and crevice and can cause discoloration, foul odors, and even corrosion of metals over time when exposed to moisture. Restoration technicians carefully pore over your home to ensure that cracks and crevices in both your home’s structure and contents are as free from fire damage as possible while minimizing property loss.

How Do Electrical Fires Happen?

Here is the breakdown on residential electrical fires, per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data:

  • An average of 47,700 residential structure fires per year features electrical failures and malfunctions as a contributing factor. Electrical fires are not always the catalyst for these fires: they can also ignite and exacerbate a disaster.
  • These fires are costly: each year, electrical fires can cause anywhere from hundreds of millions to over $1 billion in property damage.
  • From 2007 to 2011, almost half of the reported fires involving electrical failure or malfunction detailed a failure of lighting equipment or wiring that caused the ignition.
  • Other cited causes for the 2007 to 2011 time period included the following:
    • Electrical fans
    • Washing machines and clothes dryers
    • Space heaters
    • Water heaters
    • Electric stoves
    • Air conditioners

Homeowners in Daytona Beach should exercise caution with major appliances, light fixtures, and heating and cooling systems in the home to minimize indoor fire risk.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use to Mitigate Soot and Odors?

SERVPRO teams have access to mitigation tools that address various types of fire damage odors, stains, and soils, including:

  • EPA-registered, OSHA-approved cleaning solutions that mitigate potential microbial growth, soot damage, protein residues, and water damage from fire suppression efforts.
  • Water- or 
  • solvent-based deodorizing solutions that can be deployed with thermal foggers, which allow for effective odor control that penetrates surfaces effectively.
  • Agitation tools and manual cleaning modalities allow for the rapid removal of fire damage soils and deposits from your property.
  • Equipment that improves indoor air quality after a fire includes HEPA-filter air scrubbers, ozone machines, high-powered ventilation box fans, and hydroxyl generators.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready to keep disaster-affected homes looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (386) 677-9993 to start the mitigation process within hours of your initial contact.

How Is the Contaminated Flood Water in My Daytona Beach Home Collected and Disposed of Safely?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

It always seems to be storm season in Florida. When your home floods, call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Can Contain the Extracted Water After Seasonal Flood Damage in Daytona Beach, and Manage the Lawful Discarding for Residential Customers 

When substantial seasonal storms hit, they spare no buildings in the Daytona Beach area. Overall damage can make a householder feel like the end of the queue is the best hope, as professionals leap to assist businesses and more significant properties. Our scalable resources permit us to rescue all who suffer from storm-related flooding, safely containing and disposing of flood fluids in every dwelling we service. 

How Do Professional Disaster Technicians Respond So Quickly to My Flooding Woes? 

As shocking as the flood damage in your Daytona Beach can feel to you, take hope that our training and experience can turn back the page and make it, “Like it never even happened.” As we arrive, we already have on our service vehicle all of the equipment, products, and tools needed to: 

  • Pump out or extract the water
  • Locate water and release or extract hidden in cavities or soaked into structural components
  • Contain the collected water 

How Does the Contaminated Water Move from My House to the Hazardous Waste Depot? 

SERVPRO’s truck-mounted extractors collect the flood water into large tanks, with a potential capacity of more than 100 gallons. Our team is well-versed in local waste disposal, obtaining the needed permissions and documentation that we, as your agents, disposed of the toxic water appropriately.  

What Are the Final Tasks Professional Flood Damage Restorers Complete? 

After we extract the last of the standing water, we clean the affected surfaces, applying an EPS-registered antimicrobial to inhibit pathogen growth. Then our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians use our commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to facilitate evaporation of the moisture absorbed into the building materials. For every project, residential or commercials, we follow the best practices of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

Believe our promise to help our community members with flood damage of all sizes and severity levels. Call (386) 677-9993 to engage SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach for a professional assessment and remediation plan.

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What Do Professional Restorers Prioritize in a Loss?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

When a retail shop or building in Daytona Beach needs water damage cleanup and possible reconstruction, proprietors rely on SERVPRO

With your wares and structure to worry about, our SERVPRO team has real-time mitigation solutions to protect your Daytona Beach shop.

After a fire or water loss, you may not know the best approach to get your Daytona Beach shop back to preloss condition. Many rely on the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO technicians to help, as We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and feature a team of in-house commercial contractors for any reconstruction needs that might also exist. By getting to work quickly, we can often limit the spread and severity of loss conditions stemming from either water or fire emergencies.

No matter why you need restoration companies for your Daytona Beach shop, the more that you know and understand the process, the more at peace you are with what must occur. There are many times where the restoration process can look worse than the damage did as your property is on the path to complete drying or in need of some degree of rebuilding after controlled demolition. What our professionals prioritize when mitigation first begins can help you to understand what to expect.

  • Contents in the shop
  • Structural damage
  • Standing water
  • Debris
  • Residue removal

What if Reconstruction is Necessary?

Regardless of the loss incident that your shop might face, there are many situations where structural elements have become too compromised or ruined to preserve. After controlled demolition, it is up to our competent in-house contractors to build back these areas of your property after mitigation completes. While we work to restore the property before choosing to replace certain structural elements, this is not always cost-effective or efficient to get your doors open again quickly.

Understanding the restoration process can help you see how our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team can help you in an emergency. Give us a call anytime you need us at (386) 677-9993.

Can I Repaint Directly Onto Burnt Surfaces?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.

SERVPRO Can Clean and Deodorize Surfaces Before Repainting to Ensure your Daytona Home Undergoes Successful Fire Restoration.

Do I need professional fire restoration for a residential property?

Enlisting professional technicians' assistance for the recovery of your Daytona home can lower your claim's overall cost. It is much more cost-efficient to restore items rather than replace them. As a homeowner, smoke residues can be devastating when they affect sentimental items or furnishings that have been collected over a lifetime. Our technicians can work closely with your adjuster to return these items to a preloss condition using a combination of chemical, mechanical, and deodorant cleaning. We can perform these vital tasks efficiently and prepare your walls, contents, and ceilings for repainting. Instead of discarding burnt items, our technicians can recover upholstery, refinishing surfaces, and restore wooden materials, resulting in fewer losses and a closer connection to your home's preloss condition. 

What are the basic principles of fire recovery?

When performing fire restoration in your Daytona home, it is essential that you abide by the basic principles of loss recovery. The stress of a fire in your home can affect your planning for restoration as well as becoming a massive inconvenience to your everyday life. SERVPRO technicians are experts in locating smokes, assessing different types of residue, and the surfaces they affect before moving on to capture residues and dispose of them. We aim to minimize disruption allowing you to concentrate on your everyday life. All of our work is recorded throughout the restoration to provide you with both transparency and accountability. We can pass on this information to your insurer to help complete your 'stress-free claim.'

What are the core methods for smoke cleaning surfaces?

- Temperature

- Agitation

- Chemical Action

- Time

How do I remove smoke from counter-tops?

The type of smoke residue that is likely to be found on counter-tops and other horizontal surfaces are dry smokes. Hot air rises, which means the most challenging to remove residues are likely to be located on upper walls and ceilings where smoke soils bond with the paintwork or fixtures. Horizontal surfaces can sustain damage when fires cool, and soots or ash drop onto the counter-top. SERVPRO recommends that you cover surfaces with cloths or sheets immediately after a fire to prevent falling soots from causing damage. Dry soots or ash deposits do not typically bond with counter-tops, which is why it is essential that you do not introduce moisture to the affected area. Water and agitation can lead to dry smoke residues being forced into surfaces and causing further harm. Fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) apply dry cleaning and light vacuuming to surfaces before inspecting and considering water-based cleaning agents. 

How do I tell what items are salvageable after a fire?

There are no defined procedures for restoring contents in a fire, so it can be a challenge to decide which items to repair and which to discard. We use multiple methods of agitation, applications of temperature, or cleaning products and machinery to get rid of smoke residues. It is not uncommon for our technicians to return to a particular area or item in your home with different equipment to restore. However, not all items are salvageable. Once all restoration options are exhausted, our technicians may have to declare an item unsalvageable. We can remove the offending item and dispose of it as part of the restoration service.

What gets rid of stubborn soots?

- Mechanical Equipment including rotary machines, hot water extraction, and air whips

- Lubrication which can be the introduction of oil-based cleaners to grease surfaces and remove animal proteins or fuel

- Chemical Cleaning Agents with water or oil-based composite 

- Suspending Elements in Solvents which may require dwell time and can be effective at removing bonded soots from surfaces

Which cleaners should I use to remove soot residues?

The central tenet of removing soot residues is to remember that like dissolves like. A smoke residue that is water-based responds to cleaning solutions mixed in water. These may include soots from a natural material like wood or drywall. Some wastes, on the other hand, have an oil-based composite. These residues can be the result of synthetic materials burning or animal fats in a grease or kitchen fire. Introducing water to these residues does not mix and can lead to spreading residues further across a surface. Before applying any cleaning chemicals, we must first understand the type of residue to avoid further damage. These methods apply to the alkaline or acidic nature of residues and must be tested before introducing cleaners. SERVPRO technicians check surfaces before resorting to chemical action so that we can tailor an efficient restoration solution. 

Removing soots and smoke residues can be tricky without the correct training. For expert restoration, contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

How Do I Dry Behind My Walls in My Concrete Block Daytona Beach Home?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

When your home is flooded, some panic is inevitable. Stay calm and contact our certified SERVPRO technicians for water removal services.

SERVPRO Removes Moisture from Wall Cavities in Daytona Beach

Living in Florida, many homes are constructed out of concrete blocks, so when there is a leak in your kitchen or bathroom, the moisture removal techniques may vary from other methods. SERVPRO technicians use moisture detection equipment to sense the presence of water and measure the amount of moisture remaining in the walls. That way, they can treat the impacted area, mitigating further damage such as the moisture spreading throughout the rest of the wall.

Do I have to Remove the Drywall?

SERVPRO restoration specialists remove the affected drywall and about twelve inches around the area as part of their water removal process in Daytona Beach. By removing the drywall, they have access to address the moisture inside the walls. Depending on the structure of your home, you may have insulation. Technicians remove damaged insulation and then begin the task of drying the wall cavities.

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Dry the Wall Cavities?

  • They remove excess moisture with portable wand extraction equipment.
  • They use air moving equipment to blow warm, dry air into the wall cavities.
  • Sometimes technicians use ventilating systems under positive pressure to blow air through hoses to target specific areas. 
  • Technicians use dehumidifiers to pull moisture from the air and exhaust warm, dry air. 

Why is it Important to Dry the Cavities in Concrete Blocks?

  • The semi-porous block surface can hold moisture.
  • The moisture can cause the blocks to lose structural integrity and eventually may begin to crumble.
  • The moisture can break through vapor barriers and drywall, causing damage.
  • Possible mold growth 

Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) technicians create a specific plan for your home, considering drying factors such as the structure's building envelope, the amount of air that can get through the concrete blocks and impact drying conditions. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993. 

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What is the Total Cost of Rebuilding After Fire Damage in Daytona Beach?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire restoration is an expensive, complex task that requires careful planning and testing.

Professional Restorers in Daytona Beach Can Help Keep Expenses Under Control

Is Fire Restoration a Skilled Job?

The costs of repair for a property with fire damage in Daytona Beach can spiral out of control without a solid grasp of the process. SERVPRO technicians combine their training with years of experience to provide services that are on-time and on-budget. It is essential to have a clear understanding of the methodology in restoring a property from start to finish before beginning work. Even with a solid-gameplan, there are so many variables that can influence restoration, which requires technicians to think on their feet and adapt to unexpected outcomes.

What are the stages of restoring a burnt property?

    •    Scoping the structure and neutralizing potential hazards
    •    Clearing the affected area of debris and non-salvageable materials
    •    Removing smoke residues and soots
    •    Deodorizing the property and re-installing materials

What tasks should I perform before cleaning smoke and soot residues?

The planning stage is crucial to a successful restoration. Start at the point of most damage and work outwards. Some smoke residues may be so faint as to blend in with the surrounding walls. These areas may not be visually noticeable but can continue to cause issues with fire odor. To locate light smoke residues, clean a small area of the surface, and compare it with the surrounding area. If there is a noticeable color difference, then include the area on your cleaning list. SERVPRO technicians also pre-test surfaces for cleanability during inspection to ensure that the cleaning process is efficient.

Fire restoration is an expensive, complex task that requires careful planning and testing. Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

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Are Unpleasant Smells in my Daytona Beach Home Worth Investigating?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

Unpleasant Smells in Certain Areas of your Daytona Beach Home can Indicate a Slow Leak or Water Problem

Where does that smell come from?

When parts of a home become odorous, they can often be showing symptoms of a deeper issue. Homeowners that suspect water damage in their Daytona Beach property can benefit from enlisting professional help early on to prevent permanent harm. Homes have numerous irrigation systems, plumbing systems, and electrical systems within the walls. A fault with one of these systems may not be immediately noticeable in your day to day life. However, over time they can lead to significant damage from rotting, water logging, mold growth, and warping.

What are the signs that I have a leak or loose pipe in your plumbing system?

    •    A spike in your water bill is a tell-tale sign that there is a leak or malfunction in your plumbing system
    •    Unpleasant odors emanating from areas of the home which return persistently, even after cleaning
    •    Discoloration or cracking in the paintwork on the ceilings or walls
    •    Low water pressure from your faucets or into your boiler
    •    Unusual noises when running water in the house

What happens if I leave a slow leak without getting a repair?

Slow leaks get progressively worse as time passes. In some situations, leaving a slow leak can result in permanent damages, which cost far more to replace or repair. Rusting, for example, can initiate from a slow leak but, over time, spread throughout the plumbing system, causing significant damage. There may also be issues with water hygiene when using taps from a plumbing system with leaking pipes. Finally, microbes inside water can proliferate in walls and require expensive remediation.

What professional services can I use to restore water damage from a leaking pipe?

SERVPRO technicians are qualified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) operatives. We can inspect your property for potential water loss areas, and perform the necessary techniques to remove drywall, dry the affected area, and perform the reinstallation. Our team works closely with your insurer and can even pass on the paperwork for a stress-free claim.

If you suspect a slow leak in your property, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Daytona Beach, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach today at (386) 677-9993 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Severely Can a Flooding Incident Affect a Fitness Center?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage take your Ormond business out of commission. Call SERVPRO to mitigate your water damage.

SERVPRO Can Help You Restore or Prevent Severe Outcomes after Flood Damage in your Ormond Beach Facility

When a storm or other extreme weather event punctures the roof at your Ormond Beach health and fitness center, it creates a perfect opportunity for rainwater to filter in, leading to flooding. Since you cannot predict such intrusion, what matters is what you do once it happens. The outcome can be disastrous if you do not take immediate steps to address all the problems that develop.

What problems should I expect after water incursion through the roof?

Such flood damage in your Ormond Beach fitness center is likely to affect most of the contents in your facility as well as structural components. In most cases, you can expect some typical issues such as:
• Water trapped within the walls
• Water trapped in the ceiling
• Water-logged floor materials
• Deterioration of wall panels and fixtures

When water enters a building through the roof or other elevated parts of the structure, it affects more areas as it finds a way towards the floor. Unlike breaches at the ground level whereby water wicks slowly through materials, the intrusions from elevated points allow water to reach cavities such as the spaces between walls, ceilings, and closets faster, this is gravity at work.

Sudden exposure to water affects materials in different ways, depending on the physical traits of their constituent parts. Composite materials can disintegrate as the water damages the bonds that hold them together. The water might also spark chemical processes like rusting of metallic items in your fitness center, including the weights, benches, and other accessories. Calling our SERVPRO team in time can help prevent rather than reverse these processes.

How should I plan my response to a flooding incident?

• Stopping the water infiltration
• Removing the water
• Clean up
Dealing with moisture

When flooding happens because of a hole in the roof, performing other restoration steps before fixing the opening exposes the property to further intrusion should the rain continue. Since carrying out full repairs on short notice is not feasible either, you need alternative solutions. Our SERVPRO technicians can help set up a roof tarp stopping further flooding inside the structure until you repair the damaged section. The tarp is strong enough to last up to two years, so it is not just temporary patchwork to secure your facility for a day or two but should get a permanent repair soon after the incident.

Fast extraction of any water pooling around the facility is essential since leaving water sitting in the property over extended periods leads to secondary damage. The water might penetrate the subfloor necessitating expensive repairs. Standing water also increases humidity levels within the structure, which can transfer damages from the areas affected initially. Wet-vacuuming helps remove the water fast. Our technicians have access to different varieties of extraction equipment, including portable and truck-mounted ones allowing us to extract any pool of water, "Like it never even happened."

Are there unique challenges of restoring a flooded gym?

If your fitness center is like most, you have the advantage of vast open spaces. Moving contents out of the way or setting up restoration equipment is easier. Most of the equipment also has metallic parts, which can withstand water exposure. However, you can expect other challenges.

Depending on the material you have on the floors, water exposure can cause minimal or extensive damages. In the case of a wooden floor, you have to worry about the expansion that occurs from absorbing significant amounts of water. Even more troubling is that the expansion might not go away after drying, so the damage can be permanent. If the floor is made from synthetic materials such as rubber, vinyl, or poured urethane, you do not have to worry about expansion. However, substantial water intrusion under the material damages the glue holding the floor material.

You might also have a carpeted area in your facility, especially around the weightlifting benches. Extended exposure of carpets to water leads to backing separation. Carpets used in commercial settings have higher pile density ranging from 18 to 30 ounces per square yard, which makes them more resilient. However, water can still damage them permanently.

Our SERVPRO crews use different techniques to help resolve these situations, including expediting water extraction and setting up drying chambers over wooden floors to control the drying process. For the carpets, we can remove them for offsite drying to quicken the process.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can put in the hard work necessary to save your fitness center from flood damage. Call us at (386) 677-9993 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Are the Long Term Consequences If You Wait to Do Flood Damage Restoration in Daytona Beach?

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Do not delay contacting SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach if seasonal storm damage results in flooding to your residence.

Count on Fast and Reliable Response for the Daytona Beach Community When SERVPRO Assists with Severe Storm or Hurricane Flood Damage

Even if you had a few hours to days to anticipate your risk of residential flooding due to a pending weather pattern, responding to the issues outside and inside your house after the storm or hurricane hits might be significantly different than your theoretical musings. Perhaps you are a newer resident, or you have dodged severe damage in the past. If you have experienced flood loss before you might feel you are ready for anything, but the reality, unfortunately, can be different.

What Do Professionals Suggest Preliminary Tasks Should Include?
Some general predictions about flood damage in Dayton Beach share a community experience of the aftermath. It is not uncommon that at least the lower levels of your home are likely filled with mud, silt, and contaminated water, perhaps including saltwater storm surge. Some level of exterior damage is typical, from high winds, falling trees, flying debris, and floodwater pressure. If basic attempts to make your home safer and ready for more thorough assessment fail to happen quickly, the overall damage and ultimate expense of restoration will increase. Here are baseline tasks you cannot delay:

    •    Exterior holes, including roof, window, door, and siding damage, need board and tarp up services.
    •    A walk-through to identify safety hazards such as weakened structural supports, ceiling, and floors is crucial to avoid injury or worse for occupants and others.
    •    Shut off of utilities, especially electricity and gas lines, protects against electrocution or shock and possible fires.

Why Should Professionals Handle Some or All of the Safety and Security Steps?
Securing your home might require the installation of large sheets of plywood, management of broken glass and damaged building materials, and even the design and building of structural supports. These tasks are not one-person jobs, and best practices recommend proper materials and tools are used, and training and experience support the methods employed. SERVPRO crews are graduates of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training courses in a broad range of certifications vital to performing flood damage mitigation and remediation appropriately. We count a robust rebuilding division among our in-house resources, skilled workers dedicated to helping our customers when needed.

Is It Dangerous to Work with Flood Waters?
Floodwaters are characterized as Category 3, severely and possibly dangerously contaminated water. They can contain everything and every combination of bio and other hazards from dead animals to sewage to industrial waste to chemicals to asbestos or lead. The longer the contaminated fluids stand and flow through your home, the more opportunities you and your family face for exposure to the risks of health-related issues and injury. At the same time, the building materials in your house encounter and suffer from the persistent corrosive effects of water, possibly including saltwater.

How Do Professionals Protect Themselves and Customers from Contaminated Water?
Our crews wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and also consider containment of work areas as an added precaution. If we partition damaged areas for containment purposes, we seal off the workspace with six mil polyethylene and install an air scrubber that uses HEPA technology to filter the air.

Is It Best Practice to Remove Contaminants and Water Fast?
Waiting to deal with the toxic mix of floodwaters and all the possible contaminants permit the proliferation of pathogens, including molds. Mold growth damages structure and can cause health effects for susceptible individuals. The delay means more risk of irritations and allergic reactions for occupants and progressive damage to building materials. Taking care of the floodwaters promptly avoids secondary damage and more disruption and expense.

Why Is Air-Quality Management Important During Flood Mitigation and Remediation?
The wide variety of pathogens and other biohazards disturbed during flood water removal and drying exists in both the water and the atmosphere in the work areas. Airborne lead and asbestos, for example, might become part of the challenge if we cut away building materials to release water, and we encounter asbestos insulation or lead-painted walls.

If Controlled Demolition Is Done During Water Removal and Drying, Do I Need to Line Up a Rebuilding Company?
We help with mitigation, remediation, and restoration services for our customers. We strive to streamline the repair and rebuilding process. Among our employees also are certified mold remediators for the State of Florida, allowing us to design a fungal remediation response following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol in the event mold grows during the 24 to 48-hour window expected for this complication. Our biohazard license allows us to manage other hazardous substances discovered or dislodged during flood remediation.

Do not delay contacting SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach if seasonal storm damage results in flooding to your residence. We answer inquiries 24/7 at (386) 677-9993, ready to roll within hours to assess your circumstances and plan an efficient response.

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Fire Debris Removal and Demolition in Daytona Beach

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency services help our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team to get a handle on fire emergencies shortly after we arrive.

Fire Debris Removal and Demolition for Daytona Beach Homes

One of the staples of successful mitigation and recovery of your Daytona Beach home after a fire involves emergency services taking place immediately. We cannot delay with some of the earliest tasks of fire recovery, as long waits could only mean more substantial damage to the property and its contents. While there are numerous emergency services that our SERVPRO team can offer after a loss incident, there are three that are the most critical to reducing further structural degradation.

Fire Debris Removal
When our team first arrives to assess the fire damage to Daytona Beach homes, we can catalog what structural elements and contents have already gotten damaged beyond repair. In many cases, these structural elements have already collapsed and heaped into piles throughout the damaged areas of the house. There are numerous advantages to addressing this debris as soon as possible. Shoveling out remnants of ruined materials and contents can:

    •    Reduce the severity and concentration of harsh smoke odors
    •    Reduce the circulating volume of soot particles
    •    Provide more space and room for our technicians to establish cleaning efforts to save installed materials

Shutting Off Air Circulation
Here in Daytona, many of our friends and neighbors leave their air going year-round. After a fire loss, running HVAC systems can pull in soot and smoke particles and disperse them into new areas of your home. This action widens the damaged area and causes greater lengths of cleaning and restoration to occur. Shutting off the system can prevent it from spreading these effects throughout the property.

Controlled Demolition
With a team of licensed in-house contractors available 24/7, emergency services after a fire loss include controlled demolition when this makes the work safer for our technicians. Our SERVPRO professionals can identify structural hazards during the initial scoping of the work, and discarding these materials can help to ensure the safety of all involved.

Emergency services help our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team to get a handle on fire emergencies shortly after we arrive. No matter how we can help after a disaster, give us a call at (386) 677-9993.

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We Act Fast In Daytona Beach After A Water Loss

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

We had to get the padding under the carpet that needed to be dried. Call us today to have your carpets professionally dried.

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)

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)

“Like it never even happened.”

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

“Like it never even happened.”

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)

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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We Make Your Daytona Home Safe Again After A Flood

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

We have state of the art equipment necessary to restore your home and make it safe for you to live in your home again after a flood.

Dealing with Hazardous Materials in your Daytona Home after Flood Damage

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Flooding can present an array of challenges for a homeowner or restoration team. It is helpful to break these challenges down to provide the most effective, efficient, and least-costly service. You can broadly group flood restoration into two categories of water mitigation and water restoration. Mitigation is an emergency service that aims to prevent further damage. These may be things like pumping standing water out of the home. Restoration focuses on returning a property to its preloss condition and may include refinishing or cleaning duties.

There is a third category that we use when dealing with flood damage here in Daytona Beach. Safety covers both workers on-site as well as the property itself and can fall into mitigation as well as restoration categories. The large mass of water can exert excessive force onto your home's structure. Masses of water may weaken drywall, particleboard floors as well as masking sharp debris like broken glass or splinters. Failure to spot structural weaknesses can result in massive amounts of damage. Heavy equipment, for example, could cause waterlogged ceilings to collapse into lower floors.

SERVPRO emergency water restoration technicians can scope a property on your behalf to ensure that the mitigation of further flood damages is complete. We can punch weep holes into ceilings that have become oversaturated with water to allow them to drain and dry before approaching upper levels with restoration equipment. We can also scan the property for ACM materials, which may require a third-party licensed asbestos abatement restorer to assist with restoration.

If your property was built before 1970, there is a chance of discovering lead-based paint during the scoping procedure. SERVPRO has certifications in lead-based paint activities and renovation (RRRP.) This certification allows us to safely, scrape, remove, and restore properties containing lead substances. While mitigation and restoration of water are the core components of dealing with a flooded property, safe work practices are equally essential to getting your home back to a preloss condition.

If you are worried about potential safety hazards in a flooded property, contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993.

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We Act Fast To Remove Water Damage in Daytona Beach

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Our Green Fleet is stocked with industry-leading equipment, specially formulated cleaning and disinfecting products to restore your home 24/7.

How We Use Water Removal Machinery to Increase the Effectiveness when Drying a Soaked Daytona Beach Property

While you spend time working, any water lines that come loose can soak your Daytona Beach home for hours. This can add up to hundreds or even thousands of gallons, depending on the diameter of the tubing. Emergencies like this respond best to an organized response by professional mitigators.

When SERVPRO answers a call from a Daytona Beach resident who needs water removal services at their home, we can assure them of a fast response. We follow this through with efficient service that results in a completely restored house. 

We keep our Green Fleet supplied with the equipment and machinery needed to remove water quickly, so it takes less time for our teams to dry our customers' property and any contents. Being able to do this rapidly helps our customers recover with less stress, lower expenses, and a reduction of what needs replacing. 

Our water removal equipment gets things stabilized and helps us stop the spread of damaged areas. These wet areas might seep water into adjacent areas, but the steady elimination of water decreases the rate at which any remaining water migrates into other areas.

After our pumps remove any standing water, we start them on extracting moisture that has penetrated flooring and other materials. While we do this, we continually monitor the humidity in the air. Some of our equipment has such devices built into their front panels, allowing us to make sure that drying is happening on schedule. 

We understand that such accidents can mean unplanned inconveniences that affect every member of your family. Our teams work in tandem to make this as pleasant and productive as possible. We point out safety risks and concerns so that you can avoid any such risks. Water can affect a house in various ways, and some of these, until we finish mitigation and restoration work, can cause harm or injuries. 

A swift response to a waterlogged house can also help minimize microbial infestations. Still, SERVPRO's building team, working under Mold Remediation Contractor License # MRSR515, can handle any problems that might arise before they become problematic.

For water removal services near Holly Hill or Mound Grove, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and always come ready to start the restoration work needed.

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Your Best Guide to Daytona Beach Water Removal

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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 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 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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

We can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Steps To Handling Commercial Fire Damage In An Ormond Beach Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Will Restore Your Daytona Beach Shirt Shop After A Fire

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

Protecting Your Daytona Beach Shirt Shop After Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fast and Effective Restoration Services for Daytona Beach Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


We Will Save Your Water Damaged Home In Ormond Beach

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ormond Beach Retail Shops and Eateries Trust SERVPRO for Restoration Services

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Floodwater Removal Services for Ormond Beach  

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

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

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

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

HVAC Water Damage in Your Ormond Beach Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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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SERVPRO Will Help You Get Back To Business In Ormond By The Sea

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

We provide flood restoration 24/7. Our team is ready and we have the right tools for any job big or small. Call us anytime.

Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Ormond by the Sea Business

When your clothing boutique is in an area in Ormond by the Sea which sees a lot of storms and heavy rainfall, you may eventually experience flooding in your structure. You can be left with cleanup that is time-consuming and costly. Therefore, it is essential to know what kind of situation you are facing so you can prepare for it.

Cleaning flood damage in your business in Ormond by the Sea is not as easy as taking a shop vac and getting the standing water sucked up. Sometimes, the water is quite deep and challenging to navigate. Flood water also contains many contaminants and debris that is unsafe. You need the help of a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO, who has the experience and equipment needed to do the job safely and efficiently.

SERVPRO technicians have protective gear they were in a flood situation to protect them from the contaminated flood waters. Using a truck-mounted pump, we get the water out of your building quickly. In this process, we remove as much as the water as possible so that the drying process is easier and faster.

In a situation like this, we may need to pack out your merchandise and take it to a separate location for restoration if needed or to store it while we finish with your structure. Clothing especially can be prone to additional damage if it is sitting in a wet, damp environment, so to protect it we can pack it up and move it to a dry location temporarily. Once your boutique is fully restored, we bring back all the contents we removed.

When the standing water is gone, we can assess what kind of flood damage to the structural components we need to address. Sometimes, drywall and flooring can be soaked badly enough that it needs to be removed and replaced. Industrial fans and dehumidifiers are used to finish the drying process, and these machines are monitored every day to ensure we get the fastest drying times.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is ready to help dry your business in National Gardens, Mound Grove, or Tomoka Estates out after a flooding disaster. We can help anytime when you give us a call at (386) 677-9993, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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When Your Daytona Beach Dishwasher Creates Water Damage

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Has your dishwasher flooded your kitchen? Call SERVPRO Franchise professionals to remove the water.

Dishwasher Error Needs Water Removal in Daytona Beach Condos

Appliances can be vital for comfortable living in your Daytona Beach condo, but regular upkeep and maintenance ensures their long life and proper functions. Without regular maintenance and servicing, appliances like the dishwasher can begin to wear down, causing water seals and drains to malfunction. Without a proper seal on the door of your dishwasher, a single cycle can leave your kitchen area flooded.

While many homeowners might not recognize the signs that the dishwasher requires repair, they can appreciate the need for water removal services in Daytona Beach when the machine malfunctions. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response to emergencies that can provide our customers with the immediate help they need to protect flooring materials and cabinetry in their damaged kitchen areas.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your home, we can begin the necessary sopping of the water and even use our advanced extraction tools should your kitchen require it. We have portable sump pumps and even gas-powered pumps that are capable of quickly removing pooling water around fixtures and flooring throughout your damaged kitchen area. Once the excess water has gotten removed, we can focus on identifying what areas of the kitchen became exposed to this water damage and what further efforts are necessary to restore the damage entirely.

To find the lingering dampness and saturation, our SERVPRO professionals utilize our thermal imagery cameras that can identify moisture pockets in the flooring materials, cabinetry, in wall materials and their cavities, and any other exposed elements. This information can help our technicians to place drying equipment to maximize the results effectively.

With a fast response to emergencies like water loss incidents, our professionals can often protect and preserve saturated materials to prevent tear out and replacement. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (386) 677-9993.

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Did the Bathtub in Your Ormond Beach Home Overflow? SERVPRO Franchise Professionals Have the Know How to Clean Up the Water.

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to dry and restore your home.

Water Cleanup Services for Your Ormond Beach Home

When life gets crazy in your Ormond Beach household, you can sometimes forget things. Unfortunately, when you forget that you had the tub running for a relaxing bath, the water running out of your bathroom and down the stairs can be a massive problem. As wonderful as indoor plumbing can be, an incident like this is not what you want.  

When you need water cleanup restoration for your Ormond Beach home after a water disaster, you should contact our SERVPRO Franchise professionals. We have experience handling all sorts of water damage emergencies and possess the training and tools to help you out promptly.  

Most modern homes have subfloors made of wood covered in laminate, hardwood, carpet or even tile in the case of your bathroom. Sheetrock composes wall construction.  As the water spreads through your home, it soaks carpeting, and the padding underneath destroys laminate and could warp hardwood. SERVPRO Franchise professionals need to get to your home and extract the excess water as soon as possible so we can dry your home back to its preloss condition.  

The longer the water is allowed to sit, the more damage spreads, plus, mold can begin to grow. Since it can cause health effects, it is essential to dry your home quickly and try to avoid the mold altogether. If it has started to grow, we can also clean the mold infestation up for you.  

We work with your insurance company as well, so you do not have to deal with that stress on top of everything else. Any damaged possessions can be removed if needed while we clean up the mess.  We extract the water with truck-mounted pumps and dry the affected areas with the help of industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Odor removal is also done to finish the restoration process and return your home to the way it was before the damage. Any restoration and repair can be done as well once we complete moisture removal.  

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach can come to your home in Holly Hill, Mond Grove, or Tomoka Estates after a water damage emergency to help you clean up and restore your home. Reach out to us at (386) 677-9993, so no time is wasted, and we can try to avoid additional damage.

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You Need Our Team At SERVPRO To Restore Your Home In Ormond Beach After A Water Damage Disaster Occurs

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Call us 24/7 and one of our experienced technicians will begin the process of returning your property and life back to normal.

Water Cleanup In Ormond Beach

Water in your home whether it's a localized mess from a malfunctioning dishwasher or large scale in-the-home flood from a broken pipe or flood, the water cleanup needs to begin as quickly as possible. The longer water remains in the home, the more it spreads and can become toxic with contaminants, resulting in more chance of loss. Mold can begin to set up in as little as 24-48 hours if conditions are right for both moisture and temperature, so you can see the clock starts ticking quickly on removing the water from your home.

When you call SERVPRO, we will immediately begin removing the water from your Ormond Beach home. Our resources included portable wet/dry vacuums to submersible pumps to truck-mounted industrial pumps that can drain huge quantities of water in short order. Once the water is removed, we thoroughly dry the affected areas as quickly as possible using dehumidifiers and powerful air movers to reduce the chance of mold.

We use digital moisture detectors to determine if surfaces and water-affected areas are completely dry, and the next stage of cleanup can begin. Our technicians hand detail surfaces and possessions with powerful antifungal and antibacterial solutions to completely eliminate residue and eradicate mold and mildew. For the odor left behind by wet objects, we have different levels of deodorization techniques to completely remove the unpleasant odors that can be left behind in building materials and furnishings that were wet.

SERVPRO technicians use our state-of-the-art training and experience to restore as much as possible. In the case the water damage is too great to restore through cleaning efforts, our team will rebuild affected areas including damaged drywall, replace carpeting and hardwood floor repair.

When water is in your home, water removal needs to begin as soon as possible. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can remove, repair and restore your home to its preloss condition. Call us 24/7 at (386) 677-9993 and one of our experienced technicians will begin the process of returning your property and life back to normal.

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The Truth is You Are Not the Only Person Concerned About Flood Damage in Ormond Beach

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

During hurricane season, your home can get flooded. Don't despair, contact the trained technicians at SERVPRO for water removal services.

Why SERVPRO Uses Antimicrobial Cleansers When Mitigating Flood Damaged Homes in Ormond Beach

Any amount of flooding can deposit numerous types of microorganisms into invaded spaces, and your Ormond Beach property is no exception. These tiny living things can number in the tens of thousands in a cup of water. At SERVPRO, we take the possibility of infection from such microbes very seriously and do all we can to protect not only ourselves but also your family.

Protecting your family when they come back to your home from the dangers of microbes caused by flood damage in Ormond Beach requires some special cleaning techniques, and this is why SERVPRO uses antimicrobial agents wherever possible. While removing debris from your home, or cleaning up soiled laundry for laundering at our facility, we wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

Because your family is going to live in the home, we need to do everything possible to rid it of the pathogens flooding carried in and make it safe again. These microscopic things get pushed into cracks so tiny that you can barely see them. Many end up in the outer portions of slightly porous materials, including wood and concrete. We use cleansers that act quickly in killing microbes, but that act less harshly than bleach solutions. During our work, we use hydroxyl machines to clean the air of anything, also, and this keeps the air free of anything that the air carries around from one area to another.

The presence of mold and spores increases dramatically after a flooding incident. Because of this, we also use air scrubbers to increase hydroxyl machines' effectiveness. Once done with the cleanup of structural damage and elimination of microbial populations, we begin working on odor control, restoration, painting, reinstallation of carpeting and other flooring options, making your house whole again, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the equipment needed to restore your Holly Hill, Tomoka Estates, or Mound Grove residence after flood damage takes its toll. Call us at (386) 677-9993, so we can send out IICRC-certified crews that and make restoration happen quickly for you.

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Don't Let Flood Damage Shutdown Your Daytona Beach Restaurant Call The Experts At SERVPRO Immediately!

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach rapid response team is available anytime!

Recovering Flood Damage To Your Daytona Beach Restaurant

With Daytona Beach being such a popular destination for tourism from its illustrious beaches to nationally recognized events like Bike Week, having a restaurant in a prime location can be a profitable experience. With the severe weather that regularly threatens the coastal communities here, business owners remain vigilant to provide the best lines of defense against natural disasters like flooding which can stop a restaurant in its tracks until the appropriate restoration measures have gotten taken. However, what do you do when these precautionary measures are not enough?

While there are many ways that this natural disaster can ultimately occur, overcoming these flood damages around your Daytona Beach restaurant is critical to protecting your investment in the property and returning to serve hungry patrons. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response to emergencies and offer our customers the full measure of our mitigation capabilities with our initial visit to the property along with our Green Fleet of service vehicles.

Extraction is one of the first things that have to happen once our technicians arrive, as standing water perpetually threatens both structural elements and provides an inviting environment for mold colonization. Widespread mold damage is the last thing that you want to happen, as this can create many hurdles for you to overcome before inspectors allow your business to reopen and once again serve food and beverages from the building.

With an immediate response to the emergency, you can contact our SERVPRO rapid response team, and our experts can get to work quickly on extracting the water and drying out the damaged areas. While there is no avoiding the likelihood of material removal for overly saturated areas of the restaurant, we can work with air movers and other drying equipment to protect furniture like booths, tables, chairs, and other investments that you have made.

While you cannot account for when disasters like flooding can occur, you can plan with the right professional team to clean up the mess quickly. Our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach rapid response team is available anytime by calling (386) 677-9993.

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How to Reduce the Cost of Floodwater Extraction From Your Daytona Beach Property

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storms cause a lot of water damage in Florida and quick removal of the water is necessary.

Why SERVPRO? When You Need Quick Flood Extraction From Daytona Beach Homes

Daytona Beach residents know there is no way to avoid the storms in our area, but it is possible to avoid a massive restoration bill afterward. The keys to reducing costs are a quick response to the situation and a swift removal of the flood water.  

That is why SERVPRO is the best choice when it comes to flood extraction and other restoration efforts for your Daytona Beach home. Our office has an operator available 24/7, and a response team available every day of the year, including holidays, to meet residential and commercial needs.  

Our teams quickly estimate how much water is in the home and what tools and methods they need to remove and extract it. Initially, team members use commercial grade pumps to draw out the majority of the water. To fully extract it, they switch to other devices to remove them from the home.  

One of our primary tools is extraction wands which technicians can adjust the rate of vacuum and applied heat to minimize the time needed for restoration while protecting wooden floors from cracking or splitting. We can use these same devices on carpets, but we cannot guarantee 100% that they are safe for use after exposure to floodwater. With these items, we recommend removing water to make the carpet lighter and easier for proper disposal.  

SERVPRO technicians can tailor the response team and its actions to any home. There is no quality difference in our response to a one-bedroom home or a mini-mansion, only the number of personnel needed to restore each one as quickly as possible. If needed, we can draw personnel and equipment from the other 1700 franchise operations in Florida and across the country.  

Floodwater removal and water removal after a failed plumbing issue use the same equipment and methods, but floodwater requires an additional step. Outside water can contain soil, pesticides, and other contaminants. That means our technicians have to spray all standing water and surfaces that were underwater with an anti-bacterial spray. It eliminates the health threat to team members and residents if they want to inspect their home before we finish operations.  

At SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, our goal is to return each home to its owners as quickly as we can safely do so. If you have suffered from recent flooding, and need our services, contact us at (386) 677-9993 today.

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Help Is Only A Phone Call Away When Your Daytona Beach Home Has Been Hit By A Storm

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians arrived just in time to implement the drying process after food damage hit a Daytona Beach home.

The First Steps Taken to Mitigate Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

If flood damage hits your home in Daytona Beach, do not panic. Although storm flooding can pose a serious threat to both your home and anything in it, SERVPRO is there to help with round-the-clock emergency responses to all major home disasters. As soon as you place a call to us, we get working to deliver you fast and critical damage mitigation services to reduce the amount of damage done to your home and keep costs to a minimum. Here is a bit of what you can expect from our initial mitigation work.

Water Extraction

In the aftermath of many cases of flood damage in Daytona Beach, the home may still contain significant volumes of pooled water either in isolated places or widely spread throughout the home. SERVPRO technicians know that getting this water out quickly is vitally important for keeping costs low, so we bring in high-power water extraction pumps that remove standing water before additional damage can set in.

Safety Evaluations

Before, during, and immediately after the water extraction process, our inspectors conduct rigorous safety evaluations of the entire home to make sure both you and our technicians are safe to enter the premises. SERVPRO inspectors are trained to identify disaster-specific signs of danger, such as bowing door frames, that can avoid serious injury later on. Once we understand the risks associated with the scene, our technicians can equip the appropriate personal protective equipment to enter the area and begin controlling the damage.

Implementation of Drying Processes

By starting the drying process early, we provide the maximum protection possible against threats such as mold damage and other time-sensitive complications of flooding. We may set up air movers, dehumidifiers, and other machines in your home to promote faster drying, and with the help of these tools, we can get your home dry and ready for restorations without added headaches.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach stands ready to respond to calls for help with flood damage in the community on a 24/7 basis. Call us at (386) 677-9993 to learn how we can help.

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

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Mitigating and Restoring a Home After Flood Damage in Ormond Beach

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to help restore water damage from all types of homes.

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Techniques to Restore Homes From Flood Damage

Immediately after a disaster, residents in Ormond Beach need to start cleaning up the damage. To prevent damage from spreading and increasing in scope, mitigating the existing situation becomes crucial. Restoration of a home can begin as soon as no new damage can occur.

SERVPRO encourages property owners to call after such events, particularly those involving flood damage. Damages from excessive water standing in your Ormond Beach home can only increase, spread, worsen, and eventually, cost you substantially more. Saving your home might seem impossible or highly unlikely, but we can provide the services needed to help save your property and make it livable again, just “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO services include everything needed to mitigate and restore a home. We start with removing the water with our water removal services carried out with truck-mounted pumps and hand-operated wands that remove water from tiny spaces and cracks, then carry forward with increasing the air flow in your home to dry the air. This continues while we work, as evaporation from damp materials continually forces the air to hold more water vapor.

Removing materials helps both mitigation and restoration because less moisture remains in the home and the installation of new materials can then occur. Drying out interior spaces of walls once we remove damaged drywall sections helps prevent microbial growth, warping of your home's frame, and helps us increase air flow.

Because many materials contain contaminated water from the flood, damaged materials need proper disposal. SERVPRO technicians always follow IICRC guidelines and these call for adherence to local regulations, especially when contaminated materials are involved.

Flood damage can create severe problems for homeowners in other areas involving belongings and furnishings. To keep the costs of recovering after a flood manageable, our technicians attempt wholeheartedly to restore everything possible. Furniture that contains little upholstery or thinner padding is much easier to save than overstuffed pieces. We discuss such items with our customers and help them decide which ones to save and which ones need replacements. We want those relying on our services to be satisfied with their interactions with us, from start to finish.

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SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help you with your flood damage emergency by mitigating the current situation and starting the process of restoration. Contact us at (386) 677-9993 when your Tomoka Estates or Holly Hill home floods. Our services are here for you all day and night, every day of the year.

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SERVPRO Doesn't Use Ordinary Tools To Clean Up Fire Damage In Ormond Beach

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Different types of fire damage in Ormond Beach require different cleaning products and methods to prevent further damage from occurring.

SERVPRO Doesn't Use Ordinary Tools To Clean Up After A Fire

Conventional household cleaning supplies are often inefficient or even harmful to fire damage restoration in Ormond Beach and surrounding communities. While they may be used to great effect for the everyday messes, conditions, and circumstances found throughout day-to-day life, these cleaning supplies lack the specificity and strength necessary to eliminate fire and smoke residue from a home. Some chemicals may even react negatively with residues and create harmful substances requiring greater safety precautions to be handled. SERVPRO avoids these problems by developing targeted strategies for fire damage restoration and thoroughly training all technicians in their proper application.

Varied and Specialized Cleaning Solutions
Different types of fire damage in Ormond Beach require different cleaning products and methods to prevent further damage from occurring. Smoke from one fire may be very different on a chemical level from another and may require a wholly different approach. SERVPRO technicians commonly employ tactics such as emulsifying, bleaching, changing pH, and more to eliminate residues, and all of these processes can change from situation to situation. We take care to evaluate every fire thoroughly to determine the best treatment strategy possible.

Thorough Deodorization
Cleaning away all visual indications of fire damage rarely eliminates the distinctive smell of smoke that pervades most homes following a fire. To eliminate smoke and other odors, we employ a comprehensive deodorization process that utilizes residue-free thermal and chemical fogging technology to eliminate odorous particles embedded deep within the walls and floors of your home.

Specialty Treatments
Most cleaning supplies could not hope to remove smoke and ash from items such as clothing, furniture, and electronics without causing severe damage to them. A full closet of clothing alone can require substantial time investment and multiple cleaning methods. SERVPRO trains to handle many of these situations with the care and unique considerations they require and can bring in specialists to handle items like electronics that need even more advanced care.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to calls for help following a fire. Contact us at (386) 677-9993.

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Water Cleanup Services Removes Spills, Overflows, And Flooding From Your Ormond Beach Property

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

When accidents happen inside your Ormond Beach home, one of the worst kinds involve displaced water.

Water Cleanup Services

When accidents happen inside your Ormond Beach home, one of the worst kinds involve displaced water. Floods carry some of the dirtiest water, but toilets and drain that back up can also inundate your home with pathogens and other contamination. Cleaner water still can cause extensive damages, so acting as quickly as possible significantly helps reduce the amount of restoration your home needs after such an incident.

Protecting your Ormond Beach home from exposure to invasive water happens faster when you use professional water cleanup and removal services. SERVPRO technicians can perform all of the work needed quickly and efficiently. We not only have all of the skills necessary to ensure we do an excellent job for you, but we also have the latest equipment necessary for such work.

Extracting visible water does not finish the job entirely – we must also get the affected belongings and materials within your home dried out. SERVPRO's Green Fleet carries our equipment to your home and is also part of some of the equipment we use in restoring your home. Our largest capacity extraction pump is mounted on one of our trucks. We can also generate our own electricity to run the equipment used in your property when power grids are down temporarily.

Air movers help dry things out efficiently because they keep moisture off surfaces and in the air where our desiccant machines can extract it from the air. Creating higher rates of evaporation also works in drying out saturated materials more rapidly than merely allowing them to dry naturally. While we air out your home's interior, enclosed spaces can continue to retain trapped moisture. We push flexible tubes into small holes made in walls so we can then force warm air through them. The air exits out another small hole and takes the moisture with it. The heated air helps evaporate any water left behind after we drain water through tiny holes drilled into the wall near the floor after we remove the baseboards.

These techniques and others work well for any amount of water your home experiences in a disaster. SERVPRO technicians can help get things back to normal inside your residence and make it all “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO has experience dealing with both large and small emergencies and all categories of water.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 when you need water cleanup and removal services to protect your home. Disasters happen without warning, so we are always available to help you, every day of the year.

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Persistent Moisture Can Lead to Mold Growth in Your Ormond Beach Residence

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold behind a cabinet or in a corner of your home can be quite disconcerting. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians are Professional in Their Approach of Remediating Mold Damage in Your Home

Flooding situations are a nearly constant threat to the residents of Ormond Beach, even with the steep precautions taken to prevent these disastrous waters from entering homes and properties. Worse still, many homeowners choose cheap and unlicensed assistance to help them clean up the mess after it happens, potentially making matters worse for themselves.

While there are plenty of people who would seek to take advantage of a widespread flood throughout the community, the risk of a scam is smaller scale in what could potentially happen to your home without choosing licensed and accredited professionals to do the work. Often flood damages can quickly turn into mold damages in your Ormond Beach residence due to a lack of adequate restoration work.

It should get stated that scams do exist for communities when they fall victim to flooding or other natural disasters. Con artists seek to prey on those desperate to restore their home. A red flag for this kind of scam would be requesting all or most of the money estimated for the restoration upfront instead of at the completion of the job. SERVPRO, for example, does not ask for the restoration costs upfront from our clients.

Even when they are legitimate enough to do the work, many lack the tools and experience to contend with these damages, allowing for moisture and dampness to persist in areas that they did not or could not check. This persistent moisture can allow mold spores to colonize in as little as three days, which erodes construction materials and poses a continual health risk for the occupants of the house exposed to the colony or its spores. This added development would require professional experience as well, such as our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

Flooding can be a grave situation for your household that you want to restore as quickly as possible. When you add in the possibility of mold or microbial growth from a lack of adequate quality restoration work, you see the importance of choosing professionals to do the job. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team of technicians a chance to show you the quality and efficiency of our restoration work. Give us a call anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Can Return your Ormond Beach Business to Its Days of Glory

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

When Your Ormand Beach Business Has Water on the Floors and the Bottles, Call SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal and Restoration

Ormand Beach Shop Owners Trust SERVPRO to Get Their Enterprises Back Open Fast after a Water Emergency

Whether the cause of commercial water damage is the failure of a sump pump or a burst pipe, one this is certain - you are likely to suffer losses during this stressing time. During this time you need a professional restoration service provider to prevent further damage and salvage your valuable items. It all starts by shutting off the source of the water in your Ormond Beach property and assessing the degree of the damage.

When our SERVPRO technicians are addressing commercial water damage incidents in Ormond Beach, we begin by formulating an action plan. In the plan, we outline all the procedures and equipment to use during the restoration process. All water events are not the same, so, we come up with methods which are relevant to the issue at hand. The goal is to ensure your business operates normally again.
We understand there might be affected and unaffected areas in your office or eatery after the water event. Therefore, we set up polyethylene barriers to reduce the potential spread of contaminants from unclean to clean areas. By diminishing the areas needed for drying, we can also cut down on the overall service time. This coordination saves our clients money and possibly stored inventory. For instance, if mold damage has already set in, the spores can quickly move around if the barriers are not in place. When attending to moldy surfaces, we first do the cleaning before disinfecting.
Foam cleaning and pressure washing are some of the processes we use when applying cleaners. Foam cleaning as a process helps us to reduce the quantity of the cleaning agent and makes drying easier. Less water for cleaning means less humidity to deal with. The method also allows the cleaner to dwell on the area long enough to kill the bacteria or mold. A combination of scrubbing and foam cleaning can help in eliminating waterborne contaminants.
Pressure washing is a method that our SERVPRO technicians use to rinse the residual foam on the floors, wall studs, and areas. It is an efficient and fast method which minimizes the amount of water used when rinsing. To collect the residue that settles after the application of this method, we can use HEPA vacuums.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach works around the clock to offer storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration services. Call us at (386) 677-9993 and work with an industry leader in commercial and residential restoration.

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Water Leaks and Detection

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers help "pull" moisture out of the air.

Small or big leaks, they all can be big left unattended!  A leak from a hole that is 1/16" in diameter in a water pipe can pour 822 gallons of water a day into your home causing extensive damage! 

With any leak or spill, it’s the water you can’t see that can cause the most damage. In order to find the materials that are wet SERVPRO of North Daytona / Ormond Beach utilizes several different types of Moisture Meters. There are two main types, pin-type and pin less.  Pin-type Moisture Meters measure the resistance between test pins inserted into a piece of wood/building material and use that reading as a proxy for the object’s absolute moisture level. Pin less Moisture Meters rely on the ability of moisture to inductively distort an electric field created by turning on the meter.    But mainly the moisture meters will tell you when something is wet and how wet, so you can find any hidden wet spots in your home.  While the surface may seem dry, the water you don’t see can contain bacteria, cause mold or rot, and cause other unseen damage that must be mitigated immediately.

At SERVPRO of North Daytona/Ormond Beach we have the tools to find where any water is lurking from a water event and can come out and asses the drying needs of both commercial and residential buildings so we can make it "Like it never even happened." visit us at www.SERVPROnorthdaytonabeachormondbeach.com

Storm Damage Board Up

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Board-ups help prevent unwanted visitors.

Board-ups are not just for Hurricanes there are many reasons that you may need a board up (fire vandalism drive thru etc.)  Or to use tarp to protect your home.  SERVPRO of North Daytona/Ormond Beach can board-up your home due to fire, wind, vandalism, or even when a car runs into your house Board-ups can secure the property from looting or more vandalism.  Board-ups also can protect your property from more weather-related damage until you can get it fixed.  Most insurance policies require that the Homeowner/Renter protect their property against secondary damage.  This is damage that occurs because a person doesn't take the appropriate actions after the first damage occurs to secure the property.  If they are found to be negligent, the secondary damage might not be covered by insurance. Board-ups are just one service along with our fire, water clean-up and rebuild department that can make it "Like it never even happened." For more information Visit us www.SERVPROnorthdaytonabeachormondbeach.com

Mold Doesn't Have To Be Scary

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold seen around this window

Over the recent years, mold seems to be a word that makes people freak out about.  They make you feel like it is everywhere in your home!  There is no more need to freak out but instead become informed.

Mold is naturally occurring in our environment and as the year’s progress our houses have become better sealed up from outside air.  This reduces air exchange with the outside environment and increases the opportunities for mold to amplify if the environment is warm, wet or humid.

Mold on drywall and wood can be dealt with by removing and replacing the affected material and is a great solution as long as the humidity, water leaks and temperature is corrected.  The most important factor with mold remediation is that the area is contained and that there are air scrubbers that can clean the air and remove airborne mold spores.  If the air scrubbers are not used then the removal will allow the mold spores to become airborne, which can be filtered through an HVAC system all through the house.

Mold on tile and tubs can be treated by store purchased Mold Stain removers.  This is only for a small area and these removers should not be used on wood/drywall.

If you watch DIY shows they make you feel like mold is everywhere and out of control!  We hope that a little information goes a long way to calm your mold fears!

SERVPRO of North Daytona/Ormond Beach is a Florida licensed mold remediation company that can help you with your mold issue, for more information visit us at www.SERVPROnorthdaytonabeachormondbeach.com

Deciding To Restore Or Replace Flood Damaged Items In National Gardens Properties

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians examine the more porous materials inside a home to determine the extent of flood damage.

Deciding To Restore Or Replace Flood Damaged Items

Weather that brings flooding conditions to National Gardens soaks everything in local homes and businesses at one time, leaving very few things unaffected. Even smooth, non-porous items require thorough cleaning with germ-killing agents to make them safe again for occupants to use.

SERVPRO technicians examine the more porous materials inside a National Gardens home to determine the extent of flood damage. Some materials, like carpeting, become so damaged and full of harmful pathogens and chemicals that restoration becomes impossible to do and achieve sanitary conditions. We do not need to pretest materials in these situations to know that we cannot recover such heavily damaged items.

In cases involving such destruction of materials, insurance adjusters often approve payment only for the removal and replacement. Because restorative efforts of any kind cannot bring such horrifically damaged items back to usable, safe condition once again, such efforts only waste resources that SERVPRO puts to better use elsewhere. Because of this, we do not dry out carpets before we remove them from a home with flood damage. Small rugs that can we can immerse in biocidal agents and soak for a while often come out looking much as they did before the flooding event.

During a flood, many items do not become damaged and only need protective measures to keep them from sustaining breakage or soiling during mitigation work. We do our best to protect these items but often recommend homeowners remove them from the premises to ensure their safekeeping.

At times, we need to do more extensive testing, or even partial restoration work to fully determine if we can fully restore specific materials or objects in the home. When we determine, after carrying out some restorative work, that the item's future does not look as promising as we initially expected, we discuss this change in plans with the customer.

Other items fall in the category of indeterminable, and we hold these for inspection and final decision making for the insurance adjuster. Cleaning objects that the adjuster deems unsafe for future use can increase your expenses when the insurance denies either cleaning costs or replacement charges.

Restoring your home to a habitable condition and making it “Like it never even happened.” so your family can return home safely means a lot to us at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. Call us at (386) 677-9993 when flood damage makes your home impossible to live in because of safety issues. We are always ready to assist you.

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We Offer Fast Water Damage Service In Daytona

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Leaving moisture in your home can cause health effects, which is why it is wise to contact us right away.

Fast Water Damage Service

Water from a leaking hose on the washing machine left a mess in your laundry room. It is best to call professionals to extract the water and to dry the affected areas as soon as possible. Leaving moisture in your home can cause health effects, which is why it is wise to contact us right away. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and can help reduce damage to your home.

SERVPRO water damage restoration in Daytona involves several steps. First, our techs quickly extract all standing water with our top-grade portable extractors or vacuums. After we remove the water, our certified techs look for hidden pockets of moisture that may be trapped behind the baseboards or under the flooring. Hidden moisture can cause mold growth and can damage to floor tile and to subflooring, which is why it is imperative to call us immediately.

After our crew extracts water and moisture from the area, the drying phase begins. Our technicians may use various tools to dry the structure that may include air movers or axial fans. Air movers and fans speed up evaporation and help to dry moisture in the air. Also, the team may utilize heaters to expedite the drying phase. If necessary, our technicians may use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the room and to enhance evaporation.

You can trust our trained and skilled SERVPRO team to restore your laundry room back to its preloss condition when possible. Typically, we arrive at your home within hours after your initial contact and begin restoration right away. We aim to work fast to prevent further damage to your home and to stop the growth of harmful mold. Our techs can handle all types of water emergencies and breaches in your home. They are well trained to use the proper methods, tools, and equipment to restore your property.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help and is available 24/7. It is our goal is to restore your home and to reduce the amount of damage to the structure. Call us at (386) 677-9993 for our reliable water damage services.

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The Impact of Controlled Cleaning During Fire Damage Restoration in Holly Hill

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

If your home is affect by fire damage like this, rely on SERVPRO to help with the remediation process.

Cleaning techniques used by SERVPRO technicians

Fire damage incidents lead to billions of losses in the US, and most of those events are mainly structural fires. If your property is insured, then the adjuster and the insurance agents have to deliver on what the insurance policy outlines. Amid all that, you still need professional restoration services to prevent further damage and determine what is restorable as you come into terms with the traumatic experience. We are going to look at some of the options that residents of Holly Hill have when they face such situations.

Cleaning services are necessary when our SERVPRO technicians are restoring your property after a fire damage incident in Holly Hill. Depending on the surface we are cleaning, we may check on the aggressiveness of the cleaning method and the concentration of the cleaning agent so that your contents do not suffer any unnecessary damage. For instance, some fragile items cannot withstand solvent based cleaning agents and aggressive agitation. Thus, we may use absorbent powders to clean them in a process known as absorption.

To avoid over-wetting some items and reduce the drying time, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to use surface techniques which limit the quantity of the cleaning product that we apply to a surface. Part of the processes we use is foam cleaning together with spray and wipe. It is efficient to spray light amounts of the cleaning product on furniture and other hard-surface materials and then use a dry cleaning garment to wipe. On the other hand, we can use foam cleaning to clean contents that are likely to be damaged after exposure to excessive moisture. We obtain the form by generating it from a cleaning agent.

When we need to control the temperature and quantity of the cleaning agent, we may choose immersion techniques. In this process, we place the items in a machine or tank, and it is also possible to control the cleaning time. An ultrasonic cleaner cleans items by using sound waves that instantaneously emit millions of vapor bubbles and is a form of immersion technique.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach uses advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to attend to water, fire, storm and mold damage incidents. Call us at (386) 677-9993 for a stress-free restoration process that is industry-proven.

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Discover What Makes the Difference after Experiencing Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Daytona Stormwater Removal--Just Call SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened."

Professional Storm Damage, Water Removal and Restoration Mitigate Damages--Call SERVPRO for the Right Service

After experiencing flood damage, all you need to do as fast as you can is getting your property clean, dry as well as mold-safe. If you do not act quickly, then there are chances of water causing further damage and reducing chances of salvaging most of your contents. Remember, flood water has contaminants, and it is advisable to call professionals so that you do not end up making avoidable mistakes in your Daytona Beach home.

Most flood damage incidents in Daytona Beach bring forth several hazards. For instance, interrupted electrical circuits can be a danger, and our SERVPRO technicians switch off electrical power when at the site to prevent chances of short-circuiting. Our team can provide portable generators to supply power when required. We also watch-out for sagging ceilings and overly wet walls and perform necessary demolition to make sure the location is safe before the water removal and restoration starts.

Failure to do the cleaning correctly increases the chances of spreading microbial and mold contamination from one surface to another. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that using the same cloths to wipe moldy and very dirty items can spread dirt around the building. To prevent that, we perform an inspection and come up with a cleaning procedure that provides a unique solution to different areas with varying levels of contamination. Crew members can move cleaned items to a temporary location where we can store them until the flooded structure is entirely cleaned and dried.

After a flooding event, there is a risk of significant moisture penetrating into higher ceilings and walls. Apart from compromising the quality of your items, the moisture can create fitting conditions for mold growth. After doing an inspection, our SERVPRO technicians remove sagging ceilings and wet insulations. We then use axial fans and heaters to speed the drying process in conjunction with dehumidifiers. After that, we can apply a fungicidal sealant on exposed wood framing, ceiling and wall cavities and floor surfaces to help prevent chances of future mold growth.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we are a trusted leader in flood damage restoration. Call us at (386) 677-9993 when you need tested and proved cleaning and restoration services.

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Holly Hill's Fire Damage Experts Explain Cleaning Different Types of Items

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Monkey Around with Fire & Smoke Damage and Odors in Your Holly Hill Home--Contact SERVPRO for Restoration

SERVPRO's Technicians Can Clean and Restore Most Smoke Damaged Items and Materials in Holly Hill

Whenever a fire starts on a property in Holly Hill, many things such as structural building materials and your possessions become susceptible to damage. No matter where the fire starts on your property the blaze can quickly spread to areas that put building materials and contents at risk. The flames and heat created by the blaze can cause issues but the smoke coming from it can damage things as well.

Whenever anything burns materials combust which is the act of a substance changing from a solid state to a gaseous state using heat. During just about every fire damage in Holly Hill, not all particles combust entirely creating smoke and additional problems. Smoke can travel throughout a building and leave behind burnt scents and soot residues.

During any mitigation project, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the building to see which areas were impacted by smoke. Once the scope of the project is determined, we begin by removing any materials or contents that are severely burnt or charred. Next, we work towards cleaning any materials or contents that received soot damage.

The cleanability of soot residues varies based on what types of fuels burned and other conditions relating to the fire. Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of methods to remove soot from different materials. Porous materials are cleaned best using dry methods so that moisture does not soak soot residues deep into the items. Non-porous materials can be cleaned well with wet methods because they repel moisture.

Some items that get affected by soot residues such as electronics require special attention. Our SERVPRO restoration crew takes prompt action when cleaning electronic items so that damage is kept to a minimum. Some residues can eat away and corrode metal components causing electronic failure in the device.
If the interior of electronic items contains soot, then it must be cleaned by a qualified electronics technician. Our crew can clean the metal exterior of the items with specialized chemicals. We are also able to clean the rubber parts on the items with oil to prevent corrosion.

Many expensive items can get damaged by smoke and malfunction in the future if not treated immediately. If you ever need help cleaning soot from materials affected by smoke, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 24 hours a day.

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Removing The Lingering Odor From Mold Growth In Your Ormond Beach House

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Breaks the Mold Life Cycle During Remediation in Ormand Beach Properties

Remediation Measures to Grapple with Mold include Odor Control--Call SERVPRO for Expert Help

No homeowner gets prepared to discover mold in their Ormond Beach home. With the high relative humidity throughout the better part of the year in the area, this is a constant threat to those who do not treat and condition the air inside their homes and in some cases, to those who do as well.

While there might be multiple mold damages your Ormond Beach could experience from widespread colonization, one of the most significant hurdles that homeowners find they have to overcome is the bold scent that comes along with the presence of microbial growth. It often gets described as a harsh musty odor that is challenging to live around, so that is why it is a priority of our SERVPRO technicians to take care of this lingering effect from your home during the remediation process.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we work quickly to set up the appropriate preventative measures to prohibit the spread of the colony elsewhere. While removal is underway, dehumidification equipment works to resolve the moisture and dampness which fed the spores and allowed them to seat in the first place.

Once nearly all of the components of remediation have finished, our SERVPRO technicians are ready to take on the lingering foul odor that makes comfortable living challenging for you and your family. The process typically utilizes extensive cleaning of the affected areas and then the use of a thermal fogging machine. The equipment releases a chemical compound that can break odor molecules apart on contact and neutralize them. This process is safe for open areas as well as fabrics, carpets, and furniture in your home.

Now that you can appreciate the kind of resolve that our technicians have with something as fundamental as a lingering odor, you can see how this same dedication is present in every facet of our remediation efforts. You can trust our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach mold remediation technicians to help you overcome every effect from this unfortunate occurrence and restore your home to its former condition. "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Working With Your Insurance Company To Get Fire Damages Restored To Your Daytona Beach Home

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

While no one wants to consider the possibility of a fire in their Daytona Beach home, it transpires more often than you may think.

Working With Your Insurance Company To Get Fire Damages Restored

While no one wants to consider the possibility of a fire in their Daytona Beach home, it transpires more often than you may think. As these incidents and traumatic events tend to strike without any warning, you can find yourself overwhelmed with the damage and lingering effects you have to contend with once the fire has gotten extinguished successfully.

Fortunately, this is nothing that you have to deal with exclusively on your own. While the fire damage to your Daytona Beach home might seem bad enough, sometimes it can be equally painstaking to deal with the insurance company to determine what items are a loss and what areas of your home require professional restoration to look and function appropriately again. Our SERVPRO professionals, alongside the project manager and estimator of our team, can help you through the trying process of working with your insurance company to come to the right conclusions.

Our estimator works to inspect all of the damage that your home faces to determine the kind of work that must get done to bring it back to preloss conditions, as well as the equipment, personnel, and time required to see this project to completion. This information is critical to an insurance adjuster, and our estimator and project manager can help to bring this information directly to the source to expedite the process of getting your home back to normal.

Once the process has gotten ironed out and the appropriate claims get filed, our SERVPRO fire restoration team can get to work on restoring your home back to its original condition. This restoration could involve multiple steps depending on the severity of the fire to your home.

Our crew works diligently to make sure the appropriate measures get taken to overcome all of the damage that your home experienced from the recent fire. If you are facing fire damages in your home, you can trust our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach specialists to help you set things right. Give us a call today at (386) 677-9993.

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After Flood Damage, Recovery Services Get Homes back in Safe, Livable Condition in National Gardens

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

National Gardens Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction after Flooding

SERVPRO Can Dry Your National Gardens Home after Flooding

Flooding in National Gardens poses several problems to property owners. Accompanying the water, dirt, chemicals, microbes, pathogens, lawn debris, and garbage also wash into and around a flooded home. All of these components of floodwater can create long-lasting risks inside a home, with microorganisms being one of the more severe perils.
Residents living in National Gardens who need rapid flood damage recovery should wait until they know their home's interior poses no risks from electrical wiring or gas lines. Before the water line recedes, debris, including broken items, can stay out of sight, posing hazards of punctures and cuts. Broken skin can allow pathogens to enter your body and cause severe health problems. To prevent this from happening while we work on a flooded home, SERVPRO technicians wear complete personal protective equipment (PPE).
Other equipment designed to restore a flood-damaged home hastens the recovery process. The extraction of standing water on the floors can be done while removing soggy carpets and underlying padding eliminating a sizable amount of the water. Removing this water from your home's floors helps keep the amount of humidity in the air more manageable. Cleaning with antimicrobial agents later on during the sanitizing portion of the process helps to eliminate microorganisms from flourishing.

As we cut away the lower portion of walls exposed to floodwater, known in the industry as a "flood-cut," we cut in straight lines so replacement work can happen more smoothly and efficiently. Doing so further reduces wasted materials. Once we restore normal levels of humidity inside your home, your rebuild contractor can bring replacement materials inside. After installation, painting of these newly restored walls can finish the look desired. We want your entire home to "Look like it never even happened."
Restoring things in your home broken by the forceful flood through either repairing or replacing the items helps put things back the way your family remembers. Bringing humidity levels back down to standard amounts helps protect your family from possible respiratory illnesses and microbial growth that can create other problems.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help your family with fast and efficient flood damage recovery services. Serving the Ormund area and Holly Hill, we are close by and able to respond whenever you need us, day or night, year-round. Our local service line puts you in touch with us directly, so do not hesitate to call (386) 677-9993 for any disaster involving your home.

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Commercial Water Damage Experts In Daytona Explain Drying Methods

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Also Use Industry-Leading Equipment for Storm Damage Cleanup in Daytona

SERVPRO Works Hard to Mitigate Storm Damage to Your Place of Business

If your office complex in Daytona has multiple floors, problems like pipes breaking in other parts of the building could cause damage to your business as well. When water flows into your office from the ceiling, many problems can result. Moisture can cause ceiling tiles or drywall to become weak and fall onto the floor.
Water coming from the ceiling starts there and then spreads down the walls. Many commercial water damage projects in Daytona involve removing moisture from ceilings, walls, contents, and flooring. Any time moisture stays inside a building more things get ruined, and foul odors develop as time passes.
The goal when SERVPRO works on any restoration project is to get all of the moisture out of the structure most quickly and efficiently. When working with businesses measures are taken not to hinder your routines. Depending on what happened, procedures can get changed so that you maintain your standard flow of revenue or activity.
In the cases where water invades your office from a floor above any water that is found on furniture or carpeting is removed with extraction equipment, a simple mop, and bucket or maybe just cloths and sponges. Our restoration technicians may be able to complete water extraction around your employee's cubicles and desks while they keep working and maintaining ordinary business procedures. After the extraction stage, the next step is to dry out moisture that cannot necessarily be seen.
Our technicians, beyond visual inspections, use monitoring devices to determine which materials in the office got wet. Once the location of the damaged areas is determined, air- moving and dehumidification systems get placed around the affected area. Our crew can position the drying tools around work areas inside your company's office, so disruptions are kept to the minimum.
The correct placement of this equipment is vital to speedy drying. Air movers are set up so that they blow air in a counterclockwise motion hitting all of the walls at a 45-degree angle. Air movers get placed against walls pointed upwards to dry out ceiling tiles. When moisture levels are higher than usual in the wall materials, the baseboard gets removed, and holes are drilled into the wall so that air can flow into the wall cavity and dry out the studs, any present insulation, and drywall cardboard backing.
Drying out moisture damaged materials inside an office complex can be more difficult than other buildings. Calling SERVPRO of Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 can save your business time and money.

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When Fire Strikes

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires are among the most common type of fire we deal with.

Fire damage can strike at a moment’s notice, a property owner can be looking at immense clean up even if the physical damage may be minor such as a kitchen fire that is relatively small. A fire on the kitchen stove can leave behind a black greasy soot, char, odors and staining or a yellow fatty substance. When it comes to fire damages the material that consumed leaves behind its own distinctive residue when food or protein is consumed in a fire it will leave behind pungent odor along with a sticky residue. When plastics are involved the residue left behind will be a heavy thick black greasy residue that smears when touched, every fire damage presents its own challenge. The soot left behind will have an acidic content level high enough that left uncleaned can ruin items that could have been saved, For heavy soot situations a pre-cleaning with an alkaline based cleaning solution to neutralize the acid may be needed, odors are another aspect of a fire damage that may need to be addressed.

At SERVPRO North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach we have many tools at our disposal for odor control, these range from air scrubbers for removing particulates, thermal foggers for deodorization, ozone machines, titanium dioxide machines, HEPA vacuums for trapping large soot particulates. Other special services for more severe fires that may also be needed. We can provide wrapping and packing, moving and storage, specialty textile cleaning along with art restoration. At SERVPRO North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach 386-677-9993 our technicians are trained to handle the most difficult cleaning jobs.

The Effects Of Storm Surge

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

This building suffered from over 2ft of storm surge. All flooring plus anything touching the ground had to be removed and disposed of.

One type of storm damage that SERVPRO North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach have dealt with in the past thirty years of service has been storm surge or flooding from rising water. The affects from storm surge or flooding can be devastating to say the least. The water that comes in your home or business from storm surge is classified as a Category 3. There are 3 types of water categories in the restoration industry.

  • Category 1 - Water originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose a substantial risk from dermal, ingestion or inhalation exposure. Examples of category 1 water sources can include, but are not limited to: Broken supply lines, tub or sink overflows with no contaminates, appliance malfunctions, melting ice, broken toilet tanks.
  • Category 2 - Water contains significant contaminates and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of unsafe microorganisms or nutrients. Examples of category 2 water are but not limited to: Broken aquariums, waterbeds, water from the toilet bowl, discharge from dishwashers, washing machines.
  • Category 3 - Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxins or other harmful agents. Examples of Category 3 water sources can include but not limited to: Sewage, all forms of flooding from seawater, ground surface water, rising water from rivers or streams; such water sources may contain silt, organic matter, pesticides and heavy metals.

If your home or business is affected by storm surge or rising water do not attempt the water removal or the water damage cleanup yourself as this may be exposing yourself to contaminates that can be harmful. Contacting a professional like SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach for these services is the safest course of action. 

The SERVPRO Solution for Fire Damage to Daytona Beach Homes

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Your unique fire damage scenario needs a customized remediation plan. Call SERVPRO quickly for an investigation and action plan.

Our Team Offers a Comprehensive Perspective on Remediating Fire Damage in Your Home

While you might not always think of Daytona Beach as a place to get ravaged by house fires, they are far more common than you might think. The trouble with these instances is that there is very little warning or ways to prevent them apart from the conventional safety precautions. This fact leaves homeowners always on their toes about whether or not their house has gotten safeguarded enough from the threat of a structure fire.
With the steady nature of house fire damage in the Daytona Beach area, every homeowner is bound to experience something different when it is their own home in question. Resolving these issues to your house might appear overwhelming at first, and to someone just limited to conventional cleaning methods, it likely would be. Fortunately, you have the experienced and professional assistance of certified restoration specialists from SERVPRO at your disposal.
From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we begin to assess the full scope of the damage that you face. We work alongside your priorities to ensure that our restoration process addresses your most pressing concerns first to allow you to live comfortably in your home while the rest of the restoration process we undertake completes.
We handle every one of your concerns with our experience and equipment. Areas to get addressed are deodorization to remove the harsh smells that linger after a fire, soot and smoke damages that settle on the walls and in the ductwork of your home, structural controlled demolition, water damage from extinguishment, and any other pressing issue encountered through the inspection. Every home might present new challenges for our SERVPRO professionals, but our training and expertise ensures that we get well equipped to handle every possible scenario.
Fire damage in your home might not be something that you can live with or handle on your own. Instead of fighting against the lingering effects of a fire, trust our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team to help you clean up the mess and restore your home to preloss conditions. Give us a call today at (386) 677-9993.
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Mold Remediation of Contents

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Condition 3 contents

Mold remediation porous and nonporous contents.

When contents are affected by microbial contamination there are a few questions to ask before deciding to proceed with the remediation project what is the level of contamination? Is the contents porous or nonporous? There are 3 levels of contamination and There 2 main types of contents


Condition 1 is when normal atmospheric conditions are present and mold spore count and type are at normal levels. Normal levels can vary depending on the climate for any particular region

Condition 2 is when abnormal atmospheric conditions are present and mold spore count have been amplified and the  types of spores that are not normally present are now present and spore settelation has begun

Condition 3 is when colonization is present (actively growing on surface) extreme spore count in atmosphere

Contents types

Porous    porous materials have a low permeance factor,( permeance is the measure of the degree to which a material allows fluid to permeate it). Porous contents in a condition 2 environment maybe difficult to remediate but not impossible for clothing and linens follow the manufactures cleaning instructions. Upholstered contents must be inspected thoroughly and then cleaned according to the manufactures instructions incorporating hepa vacuuming before and after the cleaning process. Porous contents in a condition 3 environment are not a good choice for remediation before considering remediation of porous contents in condition it would be a good idea to consult with an indoor environmentalist https://www.IICRC.org/standards/IICRC-s520

Non porous non porous materials have a high permeance factor.non porous contents in a condition 2 environment can be cleaned using a disinfectant product such as benefect or other cleaning solutions along with hepa vacuuming before and after cleaning. Non porous items in a condition 3 environment require micro cleaning of every surface in and out and may need to be cleaned several times along with hepa vacuuming for complete remediation   https://www.epa.gov/mold 

Water Damage Drying Equipment

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage equipment drying walls, ceiling and hardwood floors.

During Water Restoration it is very important to set up Drying Equipment right away.  Drying involves the Removal of Water.  The Drying Equipment Lowers the Humidity and Traps the Moisture in the Air.  Any standing water should be extracted prior to any Drying Equipment placement. 

In order to dry certain materials you must prepare to remove moisture from the air.  Setting up a Drying Chamber around the affected Area will contain the moisture in the air.  Drying Equipment is placed within the Drying Chamber to Heat Up and Extract that moisture from the air and materials. All the Equipment work hand in hand together.

Drying Equipment is placed to dry Carpets, Drywall, Wood and Framing.  Specialty Drying Equipment can also be placed to tackle unique drying challenges.  Especially when you are attempting to dry certain materials like Hardwood Floors, Tile, Inside Walls or Under Cabinets.  The correct type equipment and amount of equipment are critical for a balanced drying system the air movers pushing air over the materials create the evaporation of water from the materials to be dried once this has happened the dehumidifiers can then remove the water from the air that has been evaporated from the wet materials if there is not enough air movers then the evaporation slows down and there is not enough water in the air for the  dehumidifiers if there are to many air movers creating to much evaporation and not enough dehumidification then the building sweat and not drying rapidly this is why a balanced drying system is important for water damage restoration to be successful at SERVPRO north Daytona/ Ormond beach we have trained technicians that can accomplish this for rapid drying in most water damage situations


It is very important to never turn off the Drying Equipment during the Drying Process.  If the Process is stopped you will need to start the Process all over again.

How SERVPRO is Both Fast and Inexpensive for Daytona Beach Water Removal

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to remove water fast and efficiently, preventing further damage and costs.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services

People across the nation trust SERVPRO to handle water removal in communities like Daytona Beach because of our proven track record of effective, inexpensive, and fast-paced work. One commonly-asked question both from professionals in the industry and the people we help is how we manage to keep expenses low but project completion fast. In truth, the reason why we can do such stellar work revolves around our speed. By utilizing our national resource network, we can provide care faster and more reliably than any competitor, and in most water removal cases, this saves us a lot of time and money.

When you call us for a water removal job in Daytona Beach, we pledge to have someone on-site within four hours ready to do all they can to start mitigating damage. By getting to the center of the problem early, we stop any additional damage from occurring and prevent many more troublesome consequences from gaining a foothold. For example, without a speedy response, standing water can set in and cause expensive damage to floors and foundations in the building. By getting our IICRC certfiied technicians on the scene with water extraction tools, we can get the water out before this has a chance to happen. So, by responding quickly and preparedly to any threats we come across, we save time and resources later on in the process.

Of course, most calls still result in a damage restoration process of some kind, as we cannot prevent all damage from happening. Usually, this entails limited material replacement and restoration efforts, mold prevention tactics, and other measures designed to help your home recover. However, the amount and length of work done in this period are typically greatly lessened thanks to our early response efforts. The result for you is less hassle, less time, and less money being spent toward recovery from the disaster.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready 24/7 to respond to your call for help and prevent as much damage as possible, as quickly as possible. Call us at (386) 677-9993.  

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Commercial Water Damage Techniques in Daytona Beach Explained

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage affects building materials differently. Contact SERVPRO if your office or other property has a water damage incident.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow Proper Methods When Drying Out Your Business After an Event

If a pipe breaks on the second floor of your Daytona Beach office building, materials and contents possibly get ruined. Water always follows gravity so if there is a problem on the second floor it is likely that damage occurs on the first floor as well. When water leaks down from the second floor, the damage on the first floor starts from the ceiling down.
Many commercial buildings have different building materials and designs than residential homes. SERVPRO's commercial water damage technicians in Daytona Beach have experience in dealing with different types of architecture and materials found in commercial properties. We always use different techniques based on your specific situation.
Many commercial buildings such as your office complex contain cinder block walls defining its structure. In cases of water damage, the gaps inside the cinder blocks possibly fill up with water. To adequately dry a structure, the moisture inside the cinder blocks has to get removed.
Sometimes standard drying procedures do the job of removing cinder block moisture. During most dry-out procedures, air movers and dehumidifiers get set up inside the structure to create the ideal environment for structural drying. The air movers push air in a circular motion so that the air hits all of the walls of your office at a 45-degree angle. The dehumidifiers work by pulling moisture out of the air and exhausting hot, dry air in its place.
However, if the cinder blocks have paint on their inside surface, then drying is more difficult. Paint works as a vapor barrier and traps moisture inside the cinder blocks. Many times holes get drilled into the mortar towards the bottom of the wall, draining all of the water out. Sometimes bigger holes get drilled so that air flows better into the walls.
If the walls got submerged by water for a long time, then a more considerable amount of bigger holes get drilled to increase air circulation within the cinder blocks. The drying equipment then stays in the area until moisture levels return to what they were before the loss in your office building occurred. After the drying process gets completed, the holes in the cinder block walls get patched and painted over.
Anytime we work with commercial properties we design our project plan so that our work does not negatively affect your business operations. For professional help after a problem takes place at your company's office, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 any time of the day.
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Fighting The Possibility Of Flood Damage To Your Daytona Home

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can cause significant damage to your property.

Flood Damage To Your Home

Daytona residents are not unfamiliar with turbulent conditions and adverse weather patterns. With little warning, storms happening far out in the Atlantic can shift and head for the coastline, raining several inches worth of water from the skies in a matter of hours. With unexpected storms with high volumes of rainfall happening over a short period, homeowners in the area should be mindful of the possibility of flash flooding and general flooding conditions.

Chances are, your Daytona home has gotten somewhat safeguarded against flood damage given its proximity to the coast. Unfortunately, as these precautionary measures age, their effectiveness wanes as well. While upkeep of these safeguards is always a smart choice, your home may never get completely protected against the worst possible storm damage situations.

Our SERVPRO team gets equipped to deal with all sizes of flood disasters, and so our training and experience prepare each technician with the latest restoration techniques to bring your home back to preloss conditions as efficiently as possible. With flooding, the threat of compounding damage like structural weakness or mold growth become a significant possibility, so professional restoration services help to ensure that conditions do not get worse.

From the moment that our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home, we begin our assessment of the full scope of the damage that is visible. Extraction is a priority, as this pulls the bulk of the damaging water from the affected area and helps to expedite later processes like drying and dehumidification. Thermal imagery gets used to inspect areas that cannot get seen with the naked eye, ensuring that further drying is not a requirement. If water is visible inside of the walls and underneath the flooring, drying mats and injectidry systems get used to finish the job.

While flooding might be something that you have always been mindful of preventing, sometimes the plan in place is not enough to stop a natural disaster from impacting your home. Trust our experienced professionals at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach to help you tidy up the mess and get your house back to the way it used to be. We are available anytime by calling (386) 677-9993.

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What To Do What Water Damage Strikes Your Daytona Home

3/4/2018 (Permalink)

Get Your Daytona Home Free from Water Damage with SERVPRO's Fast Removal and Cleanup

Call SERVPRO, of Course, for Fast Water Removal and Cleanup

Sometimes there is nothing that could have been done to prevent water damage from occurring in your home. Simple things like an appliance malfunctioning can cause the damage, or it can be something of a less predictable nature, like a storm; after all, the Daytona area is vulnerable to hurricane season and intense humidity. Flooding is a real possibility in the area, and mold growth can almost be expected. However, when water intrusion does occur help is close at hand.

In Daytona, water damage is something that is considered routine. The humidity is high and with humidity comes moisture. Too much moisture can create a variety of problems, including mold and damage to the stability and structure of your home. When these problems happen, it is imperative to address them, so they do not become critical immediately.

Thankfully, SERVPRO is close by to help you. Should the humidity of the area cause excessive moisture, our certified technicians can bring dehumidifiers on site to encourage evaporation. Doing this can dry out any areas at risk of mold growth. Should severe damage occur in your home, we can use a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to draw the moisture out. This process dries out the air and removes moisture from the surfaces of your home so it cannot simply transfer to another section or furnishings and belongings. Here at SERVPRO, we take pride in knowing how to handle any type of water damage and provide you with effective information to help prevent any further damage.

When you choose SERVPRO, you can take comfort knowing that your home can be in excellent hands. No matter the damage, or the extent of it, our technicians are extremely qualified to take care of the problem. We strive to do everything in our power so you can feel "Like it never even happened."

When water damage happens in your home, do not hesitate. Here at SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, we are reliable and always ready for your call. Phone us at (386) 677-9993 and erase your water damage today.

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Ormond Beach Mold Testing and Remediation

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Ormand Beach Home Needs Mold Remediation

SERVPRO Suggests to Be Aware of Fraudulent Activities Regarding Mold Discovery and Remediation.

Our beautiful Florida weather attracts tourists and new residents every year, but the high humidity also makes mold infestations and subsequent damage almost routine for Ormond Beach and across the state. It also once provided an opportunity for some businesses to take advantage of this situation to defraud customers.

It became such an issue; the Florida Legislature passed new regulations for testing and remediation in 2010. These rules require that each company licensed to perform an assessment or mold test including in Ormand Beach cannot be licensed to perform mold remediation. The rules were changed to stop unscrupulous business owners from performing an assessment that always led to a mold discovery. These owners then used their false results to pressure the homeowners into starting work that day to the needless cost of thousands of dollars.
Since a mold assessor cannot also be a mold remediation specialist, SERVPRO does not perform a mold test in Ormond Beach or anywhere else. We also do not recommend an agency to test your home. The law states that "The company who performs the inspection and testing should be independent of any other interest.  That means the remediation or reconstruction." For us, that makes it a clear conflict of interest prohibited by the Florida Legislature. SERVPRO proudly avoids "Double-Dipping" as we serve our customers and neighbors.
SERVPRO strictly follows the definition of mold remediation as determined by the state and limits our activities to "the removal, cleaning, sanitizing demolition, or other treatment. This does include preventive activities which means mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location".
Feel you may have a mold problem? then find and contact a licensed assessor to perform a mold test. Always ask for the license number and verify it before allowing someone into your home to perform the assessment. The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website provides a list of every company or individual with this permit.
If you receive a positive assessment result or can already see mold growing in your home, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach offices today at (386) 677-9993. We have over twenty experience removing mold and remediating the effects in area homes and can do the same for you.

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Fire Damage In Your Daytona Home From Overloaded Circuits

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fires can still happen from overloaded circuits, even when you are careful.

Fire Damage Caused By Overloaded Circuits

When too many appliances in your Daytona home are receiving electricity, what can happen? Usually, the power automatically turns off at the breaker, and a fuse may even burn out depending on the age of the wiring of the electrical circuit. When too many power sources are getting electricity from the electrical circuit, the power shuts off until the issue is fixed, but sometimes, a fire can start. To avoid this, you need to know the number of volts of electricity that can run into your home and not ever have too many power sources running simultaneously.

Fires can still happen from overloaded circuits, even when you are careful. The fire damage left behind in your Daytona home can be devastating. You need to focus on you and your family during this time, not all the ins and outs of getting your home back together. Therefore, you need the help of our professional SERVPRO staff. We can even help talk to your insurance company for you.

Before we clean your home, we do tests to determine the right cleaning method, which means the method that effectively can remove the residues from the surface or material without doing damage to the material or surface itself. One of the goals of testing is to categorize materials as washable or non-washable.

Washable materials are ones which SERVPRO techs can wet clean. It involves applying a water-based cleaning product to the material that does not damage it. Non-washable materials are ones that cannot be wet-cleaned. If we apply a water-based cleaning product to the material it could result in additional damage, so the material has to be cleaned with a dry cleaning method.

The kind of residues on a material can also determine the cleaning method. Grease or oil-based residues require a dry solvent cleaning agent, even though the material we are cleaning would not be damaged by water-based products.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach understands the different methods of cleaning up fire damage and when to use them in your home in Holly Hill, Ormond By the Sea, or Mound Grove. After you have experienced a fire, get a hold of us as soon as possible at (386) 677-9993 so we can help clean up the mess properly.

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Skilled Mold Damage Remediation Professionals In Daytona

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Dayton Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Mold in Your Daytona Home? Rely on SERVPRO for a Remedy

Most times you as a homeowner knows when a water damage scenario affects your Daytona home. However, sometimes a slow leak can creep up on you and leave behind a mold patch. If and when water happens to drip out of a pipe or appliance slowly, damage to your home is bound to happen.

If you ever notice a wet area that you feel has been wet for some time, then calling SERVPRO's mold damage remediation experts in Daytona is your only choice. It is a well-known fact that water plus wood equals fungi.
A fungus inside your home can be hazardous and also be detrimental to your home. Mold in any form can cause health effects, let alone ruin building materials inside your house.
A fungus needs only three parts to proliferate and cause you problems. For mold to grow, it must have water, an ideal temperature range, and an organic food source like wood or paper. Therefore, if you have water sitting in an area inside your home then calling SERVPRO is essential to remove the moisture and reduce the chances of mold development.
Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians are IICRC certified and are here to help you. We know when mold growth has occurred and we are more than ready to assist you. We have all of the equipment that becomes the solution to your problem.
Whenever you even have the slightest thought that mold is possibly in your home, we want to know about it. We have the gear that solves your problem. We have air scrubbers with HEPA filters that keep mold from forming in other parts of your house as mechanical means of cleaning are being employed. We have industry-leading chemicals that remediate mold problems and help prevent future growth.
If water sits in a place for too long or you see/smell mold, then please inform us. There is a solution for your mold problem if you call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 to help you out any day of the week and every hour of the day.

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Prioritize Water Removal from Daytona Grocery Stores to Get Doors Open Faster

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can have greater effects on grocery stores due to their large floor space and various shelf layouts.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Thorough Water Removal Services

When larger retail establishments like grocery stores in Daytona require water removal, they often need it on a scale that is much larger than the average residence or commercial establishment. With above average amounts of floor space, various shelf layouts, and the addition of potential contaminants such as chemicals and mold growth, safe and adequate water removal can prove to be too much for less-experienced mitigation and restoration companies. SERVPRO stocks the tools and training needed to handle these bigger jobs and can help you to overcome any water damage disaster in your business.

Whether the entire store floods or a small area becomes soaked, you should prioritize water removal from your Daytona grocery store as much as possible. Failure to act on damaging events can only compound problems later: a simple air drying and dehumidification process could be replaced by lengthy, expensive mold damage cleanup later on down the road. While modern stores are usually somewhat resistant to the effects of water, employing tiled floors, rubberized baseboards, and other mindful construction practices, these measures can only go so far in protecting your assets. To ensure their safety, be sure to call SERVPRO so that we can at least evaluate the situation and determine whether additional action should be taken.

Should the problem be severe enough to warrant our services, we make it our goal to keep progress as fast as possible and costs to a minimum to place less strain on you. We use industrial-grade tools and techniques to remove water from the floor, materials, and air of your store and get doors back open as soon as possible. Also, our inventory management services can come in handy if you need help identifying lost assets and products.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has served the local community with reliable, inexpensive, and fast water damage mitigation and restoration services for years. Call us for help or a quote at (386) 677-9993.  

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Appearance of Mold Damage in an Ormond Beach Home

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Finding a patch of mold in your home can cause you to panic. Relax and contact SERVPRO for an investigation and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Microbes thrive in humid conditions, in the presence of cellulose and other plant matter. Dust in Ormond Beach residences often holds a significant amount of cellulose, and can also hold onto moisture, making an excellent home for microbial invaders.

Homes can contain vast areas of mold damage in Ormond Beach. Mold, and other microbes, may be incredibly tiny, but when in a colony, they can cover large areas of a wall. Some species form fluffy, cloud-like exteriors that, if not so damaging to a home's interior, or the possible cause of health effects, might seem beautiful. Other species come in dark colors, smell foul, and ooze excess moisture.

Regardless of appearances, all mold needs remediation. Mold damage happens because mold's hyphae, the root-like appendages, burrow into the surface of the material it rests upon, slowly going deeper each day. This slowly breaks the material down, causing disintegration and loss of the material.

SERVPRO technicians perform mold remediation for both homeowners and businesses. During remediation, our technicians wear protective garments that not only keep them from becoming overly exposed to mold, but also from spreading the mold around inside your home.

Other ways we contain the mold and other microbes include plastic sheeting and air scrubbers. Plastic sheeting keeps microbes from leaving, while air scrubbers remove those that do manage to escape. Mold, as well as other types of microbes, live everywhere on our planet, including inside your home. Total elimination of microbes, of any kind, cannot happen. There are too many, and because they exist everywhere, they would only return in a short time.

Control of the environment inside your home is the only way to control these microorganisms effectively. SERVPRO recommends continuous dehumidification as part of control efforts. We can install a dehumidifier that requires little effort on your part to help prevent recurrence of mold damage.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help your home, and family, recover from the effects of mold damage. Whenever you find mold in an area larger than ten square feet, call us at (386) 677-9993 for the latest in technology and developments.

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Dealing With Water Damage In Daytona Beach

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Daytona Beach Water is Great at the Shoreline, But Not in Your House

Properties in Daytona Beach with Water Removal Demands Often Call on SERVPRO

Water leaks in kitchens are a common occurrence because of all the appliances that use water such as dishwashers and washing machines. When these leaks have been dealt with and cleaned up there may be some water damage restoration work that is needed. If you enter your Daytona Beach kitchen and see that water is all over the floor then it can be distressing but the important thing is not to panic. A wise solution for this type of situation is almost always to call a professional company such as SERVPRO.

If you are concerned about water damage in Daytona Beach, then SERVPRO can help. There can be many causes of water leaks in the kitchen. There could be fault with your appliance that causes it to leak, or if it is new then it may not have been installed correctly. In some cases it will be immediately apparent that there is a problem because you can see the water on the floor. If the water damage has occurred somewhere out of sight then there may be other signs that you notice such as a damp odor or water stains.

The most important thing to remember in cases of water damage is that the quicker you act, the better. You do not have to worry about going through it alone because SERVPRO will be on hand at every stage to assist you. It is important that all of the moisture from your property is removed so that there is less risk of mold developing. Our technicians have access to a range of equipment including moisture meters and moisture sensors so they can quickly assess the extent of the damage.

Our preferred method of removing water from a property is through the use of pumps. These are usually truck mounted but we do have portable pumps available if your property is difficult to access or the volume of water is not great. Once all the surface water has been extracted then we can use industrial grade dehumidifiers and air movers to make sure that all traces of moisture are removed.

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All of our technicians are highly skilled and are trained to IICRC standards in terms of the restoration work that they carry out. We can make you feel "Like it never even happened."

If you require any assistance with a water leak in your kitchen then you can contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. We also service the areas of Harbor Oaks and Port Orange and are available 24/7 at (386) 788-0358.

Commercial Water Damage Detracts from the Vehicles' Perceived Value in Your Daytona Showroom

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage to your showroom can take away from the vehicles you are trying to sell, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Professional and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services

Selling cars in today's market depends on many factors including the qualifications of potential buyers in Daytona. Sales associates know it is crucial to keep qualified buyers interested throughout the process. Displaying beautiful cars on stained floors or in front of peeling paint diminishes the efforts of even the most highly skilled salesperson.

Daytona showrooms regularly undergo significant cleaning, but signs of commercial water damage do not disappear without specialized efforts. Finding the source of water causing the damage is one of the primary tasks SERVPRO assists area businesses. Our technicians use devices that detect moisture, even in scant amounts, that should not exist inside your showroom.

Once we eliminate the source of water, we devote our energy toward clearing away any damaged materials. Removing these often still-waterlogged materials dramatically reduces the amount of moisture that can evaporate into the air, protecting your entire showroom. Responsible for a significant portion of mold colonies, elevated humidity allows many types of secondary water damage to continue.

Repainting surfaces that show decay can revitalize a building, but other problems caused by water can also afflict your business. One of these problems centers around the odor of your indoor environment. Our technicians carry certificates from the IICRC in Commercial Drying (CDS) and Odor Control (OCT), allowing us to combine the latest techniques and methods with our extensive skills and experience. Odors develop in an enclosed setting, regardless of the cleanliness of the invading water.

While our technicians pull out unusable materials, our other specialists can freshen up the air. People love that new car smell, but a musty odor from water damage can ruin that experience for anyone. SERVPRO can put a stop to odors from water damage for you and restore your showroom “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can be reached by calling us at our local number, (386) 677-9993, on any day, 24/7. We offer round-the-clock services to better work around our customers' needs and schedules. Call us to make sure your showroom is doing the best possible job in showcasing your displayed vehicles.

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Water Removal from Water-soaked Leather Items in Daytona Homes

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has specialized equipment and technology to restore your leather furniture from water damage.

Daytona Water Removal Services Include Restoring Water-Soaked Leather Furniture 

Daytona homeowners normally have a difficult time cleaning water-damaged leather items when a flooding event occurs, primarily due to the complexities at play. Leather is a soft, limber material created from the skin of different animals, such as goats, sheep, pigs, or cows. It is treated to produce the soft surface that is popularly seen in coverings for clothing, furniture, and accessories like purses. Leather is very absorbent and tends to stain easily, leading to marks if water spills onto the material.

If any of your leather items sustain water damage, you can count on SERVPRO for water removal and drying services. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, providing water damage restoration services to Daytona residents and its environs. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready to restore your property to preloss conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

When an animal is alive, its natural oils lubricate the microscopic fibers that hold leather together. During the tanning process, these oils are washed away and then replaced with others. When the material comes into contact with water, it partially dissolves these oils and moves them to the surface, causing them to evaporate. During this time, the bonds between the fibers loosen, leaving the leather stiff and cracked. This weakening of fibers is irreversible.

Water damage from water spills is not usually a major cause for concern when it comes to leather. In fact, most leather products come with a protective layer that makes it possible to clean up water spills before the material absorbs the liquid. However, flooded leather furniture is highly susceptible to water damage and requires immediate water removal. The minerals and contaminants in the water can damage the foam and frame in the furniture, resulting in a costly repair.

Water damage from clean water is relatively easy to fix. SERVPRO technicians can often determine the extent of the water damage by the presence of a bad odor, which may require replacing the foam and/or frame altogether. This is typically applicable in cases where the furniture is particularly expensive. If there is no smell but the piece still looks bad, our experts can retouch that part.

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If a flooding event leaves severe water damage to your leather, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach may be in a position to help. We have a wide range of products and equipment for dealing with various types of water damage, allowing us to return your property to preloss conditions speedily. Call us anytime at (386) 677-9993.

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Mold Damage Struggles in Holly Hill

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

When you see mold in your home that can be attributed to your AC system, it's time to contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

Our Technicians Remediate Mold Infestations Plus Provide Tips for Avoiding Future Ones

Living in a warm and humid climate can pose some severe issues with regard to microbial growth. New construction sometime exacerbates the situation by limiting fresh air flow, concentrating humidity because windows and doors no longer “breathe" in a tightly built home. An experienced mold remediation company can help you deal with current mold problems and take the steps to avoid more fungal frustrations in the future.
The HVAC system in your home may be contributing to mold damage in Holly Hill. There are a broad variety of reasons why an air conditioner or combination climate control system encourages mold growth. Understanding how and why mold grows indoors clarifies the problem, and our trained technicians master proven strategies to manage mold in such a way that you may never see an active colony again.
Mold spores are in the air and on surfaces around you right now. Rarely do they cause any issues, and it is entirely unrealistic to believe you can eliminate them. What you can do is limit the one substance that almost guarantees active mold growth -- water. Although we need water to drink and cleanse, excess moisture from spills, leaks, and even high levels of humidity can fuel mold growth. SERVPRO mold remediators can abate any mold colonies that are multiplying in your home now and help you make changes that prevent future mold issues.
AC and HVAC systems are notorious for supporting mold growth, particularly if they have moisture buildup. Window units and central AC also suffer from drainage and water ponding issues that can support mold growth. The line that should drain away the condensed moisture can be a mold hotel if it is clogged. SERVPRO offers duct cleaning and line cleaning and maintenance that dramatically reduces the troublesome moisture.
Another unexpected AC-related mold multiplier is a system that is too large for your square footage. Air conditioning works by pulling moisture out of the air on condenser coils and flushing it away. If your AC unit is cooling the air faster than typical because it is intended for a more extensive space, it will not cycle long enough to condense the water out of the air. Humidity rises, even if the air seems cool. A humidity level of 60 percent or more can ignite mold growth without any other water involvement. When we evaluate your home, our SERVPRO technicians measure moisture levels, pinpointing this humidity issue.
We contain and remove an active mold colony, and then sanitize to inhibit more mold growth. SERVPRO’s moisture seeking and elimination services are what will help you avoid a new outbreak of mold.
Let us help you troubleshoot persistent mold damage issues with one call to (386) 677-9993. SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the knowledge and training to help you get control over microbial growth.

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Hurricane Irma Damage to Both Exterior and Interior Areas of Your Daytona Beach Property

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Rebuild and Restore After Hurricanes Like Irma and Tropical Storms in the Greater Daytona Area

Fast SERVPRO Response Reduces Hurricane Damage and Clean Up Time

Daytona Beach always seems different after a storm, cleaner and fresher than before, but with a hurricane, the effect can startle residents horribly, instead. Hurricanes can produce winds so powerful that siding blows off homes and businesses, structures collapse, and properties become partially submerged.

Residents in Daytona Beach whose property sustained hurricane damage should begin restoration work immediately. Damage cannot undo itself, of course, and existing damage can only become worse. Protecting your home from further damage remains the best way to keep overall restoration costs reasonable while minimizing the time involved. SERVPRO professionals want to help your family or business recover by handling the work your property requires.

Exterior areas can experience heavy pollution from debris, including bent and twisted metal structures from your property and that of your neighbors. Before we remove these items, we take care to make a note of any displaced or fallen power lines. We bring our own power source, portable and if needed trailer towed generators, in case of power outages in your area.

SERVPRO professionals can often save substantial portions of torn-off siding and gutters by salvaging undamaged materials and reinstalling them. Your roof may also show signs of damage, and we can repair or partner to have them repaired, as well. Cleaning up yards and outbuildings helps restore your property's look to its pre-hurricane state. These steps all play a crucial role in protecting your children and pets from coming across hazards while playing outside.

Interior areas of your property with damage from Irma or Nate need restoration and replacement professionals, also. We provide extensive services that mitigate all types of damage left behind after the worst storms and hurricanes. Our teams begin by extracting water and restoring your home's interior humidity to normal. Removing any salt residue or silt, along with the pathogens in that silt, plus vigorous cleaning of all surfaces and restoration of upholstered furniture pieces can help make your home feel like it used to once again.

To make sure the restoration of your home or business meets your expectations, call your local restoration experts, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at our local number, (386) 677-9993. We are always available to take your call and answer your questions or concerns.
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Remediating Everyday Water Damage in Daytona

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Experience has shown us that a quick response to your water damage emergency results in the most successful outcome. Call SERVPRO right away.

Our Technicians are Very Responsive to Your Water Overflow Emergency to Prevent Secondary Damages From Forming

Although they get most of the press, big storms are responsible for far fewer water damage events than slow leaks and appliance malfunctions. You can survive the hurricane season with nary an issue, then wake up to inches of water because the dishwasher overflowed overnight. Either way, you need our help.
We offer our best technicians and most efficient equipment to solve your Daytona water damage woes regardless of their source. The first step is to call for help fast, because water damage gets progressively worse the longer you wait to fix it. The wooden floor in your kitchen, for example, bounces back after professional water extraction and an afternoon of drying with air movers and a drying mat if we start our work within hours of the overflow. Hardwoods are naturally resistant to brief soakings.
If you wait for a few days thinking you can manage on your own, it is likely you begin to see evidence of permanent water damage. The individual planks swell with water that saturates the sub-floor, pushing up the center of each plank or “crowning.” Alternatively, the planks pull apart, curling up at the edges or “cupping.” Because the water was not eradicated, you now have a situation where some flooring may need to be removed and new sections laid to keep a surfaces level.
SERVPRO technicians avoid this type of water damage by using tools like floor drying mats or positioning air movers and dehumidifiers to pull the moisture out of the wood fibers. We might pull up a few planks to allow air to circulate under the wood and to dry the subfloor. Sometimes we drill small holes in a finished floor to urge evaporation.
Leaving even a bit of moisture risks exposing your home to mold damage. The moisture is the accelerant to one or more microscopic mold spores. Spores are always in the air or lying on surfaces, causing little trouble as long as they stay dry. Once they are activated by water, they multiply rapidly. If the water soaking the floor is rich in nutrients, like the dishwater, the mold may grow faster. Ordinary items can cause extraordinary damage. SERVPRO mold remediation teams contain and remove colonies, but to avoid more microbial infestations, the water damage must be eliminated more quickly.
Respond immediately to spills and overflows with the help of SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach. Do not let a simple accident become a catastrophe by calling (386) 677-9993.
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Answers to Questions Regarding Mold Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

When you find mold in your home, your best bet is to call the certified technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Investigate to Find the Cause of Mold Before Starting the Remediation Process

Questions about mold and how to treat growth found on your Daytona Beach property scatter the internet. Some articles try to scare you by emphasizing black or white mold and possible effects while throwing around terms like remove and eliminate that confuse the situation.  

SERVPRO technicians would like to help our customers avoid mold damage in Daytona Beach altogether. However, if you find yourselves experiencing this problem, the least we can do is help prevent you from falling prey to many sources of information that prompt homeowners to seek unnecessary services.  

Using this forum, we can help you understand more about mold and provide you with the answers you need to make sound decisions. Let’s tackle each question together.

What do you do if you find mold growth in your home? (Or think you might have it.)
You might want to try cleaning the area yourself, just keep in mind that by the time you can visually see mold, there is often a larger problem lying somewhere underneath. No matter how much you scrub the small area that you can see, it can keep coming back. The household products available at your local store only do part of the job, they are not a full solution.

You might also find mold home test kits that prompt you to take a sample from visible growth and mail it to a lab to discover which type of mold you have. These tests involve wasting time and money to discover useless information. They make you waste 7 to 10-days for the results giving mold an opportunity to dig in further, causing additional damages.

What is Mold Mitigation or Remediation?
Mitigation means to reduce the severity of a problem while remediation means reversing or stopping environmental damage occurring in your home. If done correctly, technicians use physical methods to remove contaminated materials from your home. Everything unrestorable requires specific handling, transport, and disposal to protect our surrounding environment. SERVPRO uses proven containment methods to control growth in your home and prevents further spread.

Regardless of the type or amount of mold you may find on your property, professional services are your best chance for a successful recovery. If you live in the Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach areas, Contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach, today. (386) 677-9993

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Restoring Your Home with Water Removal Services in Daytona Beach

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Removal in Daytona Beach Is Speedily Done by SERVPRO

Many Factors Need Addressing for a Thorough Water Remediation Service

Standing water inside your Daytona Beach home because of broken water lines is a waking nightmare no homeowner wants. The more time between the break and its discovery adds to the mess created, as more and more water accumulates inside your home's walls. Of course, shutting off the water at the main valve is the first step, but restoring your home only starts there.
Homes in Daytona Beach are typically well-kept, but only a professional water removal team like SERVPRO can keep water from broken plumbing lines from destroying your home. We have all of the equipment needed to carry out even the worst case scenarios.
Measuring the amount of moisture in a home is important because removal must include more than the standing water alone. Reduction to normal readings of moisture in the air must always occur to prevent future damage, and our equipment enables us to do this task accurately. We know that many people are familiar with the large pump trucks used in water removal, but smaller-sized pieces of equipment also play a crucial role.
It is challenging to restore a water-saturated home with standing water and elevated levels of moisture without using dehumidifiers, large air blowers, heating pads for soaked flooring, and air scrubbers that clean the air of microbes. Each of these items plays a vital role in our work, and we ensure that all members of our teams have the IICRC certifications required to meet our high standards of customer satisfaction.
Moisture meters are also part of our equipment, revealing to us how high humidity levels are. Dehumidification strips the water from the air, but in homes that have had water problems, odors can remain behind. Our odor specialist can ensure that your home smells perfect after restoration is complete. Using machines that generate hydroxyl, a safe gas for use around carpets, pets, and even people, your home will soon smell like it should. For persistent odors, there are other methods that we can put to use for you. 

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help you by restoring your home. Water removal is much easier with the proper tools, equipment, and training than just allowing things to dry out on their own. Call us day or night, any day of the year, at (386) 677-9993, and we can restore your home in Ormand Beach or Daytona Beach, no matter how severe the catastrophe.

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Laundry Day Mold Discovery In Daytona Beach

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Moisture Leads to Need for Mold Remediation by SERVPRO in Your Daytona Beach Home

Mold Discovered? Call in the Remediation Experts--SERVPRO

The requirements mold spores have for growth are straightforward and available in many areas of your home. Moisture, oxygen, and a surface coated with just a bit of nourishment are all that is needed. SERVPRO mold remediation specialists help with everything from finding the water source and clearing the mold away safely to offering hints on how to avoid another outbreak.

You believe one of the cleanest areas of your home is the laundry room with its high-efficiency washer and dryer, and shelves full of detergents, stain removers and bleach. However, you notice a sour, earthy smell and some discolored areas near the dryer vent. Unexpected or not, mold damage is a reality in your Daytona Beach home. We can help remove the mold and determine why this area of your home is such a microbial incubator.
SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s protocols for mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings in any interior space. First, the team contains the area for the safety of you and your family. Plastic sheeting is hung, and any nearby vents of your HVAC system must be covered. If the infestation is significant, we bring in a negative pressure air scrubber to be certain no particles of the mold escape into the air during the remediation. We remove and bag the mold and any surface it infiltrates, preparing to dispose of it properly outside of the home.
The team then applies antimicrobials to the affected areas and vacuums up lint and other debris with our HEPA filter equipment. SERVPRO experts inspect the area to be sure all mold is gone and moisture and nourishment sources eliminated. Common places for mold growth in a laundry room include the gasket around a front loading washer, the lint trap and vent of the dryer, and even the piles of clothes and linens waiting for their turn. Wiping down the gasket, limiting the time dirty laundry wait, and cleaning the dryer vents and lint screens help.
The hot and humid conditions in Florida require extra vigilance. It is crucial to keep the humidity within all areas of your home between 30 and 50 percent. Running your AC should do this, but many households add a dehumidifier to achieve the proper level. Consider having your air conditioner checked and cleaned as a final safeguard.
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach has the technicians and equipment to manage mold damage in your home. Call (386) 677-9993 to have an experienced mold remediation specialist evaluate any mold concerns.

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Local Motorcycle Shop Flood

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

It's never fun to walk into your business and see water on the ground.

Everyone knows that Motorcycles and Daytona beach go hand in hand. Unfortunately for this business owner a slab leak caused his showroom floor to be covered with 3" of water. The owner immediately called SERVPRO Daytona Beach and we were there within 20 minutes to start extracting water. In less then 2 hours all of the standing water was extracted and fans and dehumidifiers were setup to finish drying the building. 3 days later the showroom was completely dry and no motorcycles were harmed in the process! SERVPRO Daytona works hard for your business to ensure that you can keep your doors open and keep your schedule as normal as possible. If you need us we'll be there 24hrs a day. Call today to we can make it "Like it never even happened." 

Local College Flood

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Classrooms were heavily affected but because of quick thinking by the school damage was minimized.

It was a normal Friday at the local college, classes were almost finished for the day and faculty was getting ready to head home. One of the maintenance men noticed a pump from the water tank was showing low pressure and as a back up two more pumps came online to make up the difference. What was happening? A pipe burst inside of a maintenance room of the science building. Unfortunately the door were closed and the room began to fill with water until it reached approximately 6-7ft and a wall gave way releasing over 10,000 gallons of water into the 1st floor of the building. The fast acting faculty immediately got the pumps turned off and called SERVPRO Daytona Beach. Within an hour SERVPRO was on site and extracting water and by Monday just three days later the school was able to hold some classes in the building and by Friday the entire floor was open again. SERVPRO Daytona Beach is the #1 trusted restoration company in Volusia County and trusted by more local businesses than anyone else. 

Carpet Cleaning

11/3/2016 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning at a local Medical Center.

When you have a business that your clients walk into on a daily basis, presentation is everything and having nice clean carpets goes a long way. Orthopaedic Clinic of Daytona Beach called us to clean their high traffic areas. It doesn't matter if it's commercial or residential we can do it all.

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Contact us today at 386-255-6243 or schedule an appointment on our website at http://www.SERVPROsouthdaytonabeachportorange.com/ 

Port Orange Emergency Preparedness Fair

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Daytona's booth showing off some of our drying equipment.

Prevention is the best way to keep your home or business safe from fire, mold and water damages and that's exactly what was being talked about at the Port Orange Emergency Preparedness Fair. An evening of food, music, fun and of course learning.  We were very excited when we were asked to set up a booth at the fair and look forward to doing it again next year. 

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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For Immediate Service in Volusia County, Call SERVPRO Daytona Beach

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Volusia County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Volusia County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

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Residential Services

Whether your Volusia County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Volusia County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROsouthdaytonabeachportorange.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

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Does Your Volusia County Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

In Volusia County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Continuing Education

8/16/2016 (Permalink)

Personalized CE class done in office to minimize impact on you and your business.

Provide Better Service for Your Customers and Clients

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach offers both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters and Real Estate professionals. The CE courses provide you with information to better service your customers.

These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. 

Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
  • Bio-hazard Cleanup

These classes can vary in sizes from 2 to 50 students and we a can do it right in your office! We provide all materials needed! Contact us today to setup your next Continuing Education class. 386-255-6243 or email SERVPRODaytona@gmail.com 

SERVPRO Daytona Beach - Locally Owned and Operated 

"Like It Never Even Happened"

IICRC Certified Firm

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Daytona Beach

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

A Bit About Who We Are

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Here at SERVPRO Daytona we've been in business for over 25 years, opening our franchise in 1989. Since then, times have changed and so has technology, computers have revolutionized the business, but at its core, this business is still very much the same when we first started. It involves people, and ensuring that they are happy and that their homes are safe. 

In Daytona and its surrounding areas we've seen it all, from fires and floods to hurricane damages. We know when you contact us, it's almost never a time when things are going right for you, but we're here to help, just like we've been doing for the last 25+ years. We know you're going through difficult time but we're here to make it "Like it never happened."


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