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

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

man on couch horrified by flood waters that surround him 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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Are Unpleasant Smells in my Daytona Beach Home Worth Investigating?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

water causing damage in home “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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We Act Fast In Daytona Beach After A Water Loss

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

A soaked carpet in a home 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."

Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 for 24/7 service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Professionals Talk Shop About Water Removal in Daytona Beach

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Removal in Daytona Beach 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Act Fast To Remove Water Damage in Daytona Beach

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

A row of our green fleet vans in the parking lot 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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We Help You Safely Remove Water Damage In Your Ormond Beach Home

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

Professionals Describe How You Can Conduct Water Cleanup In Ormond Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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. 

Restoring Your Daytona Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Daytona Beach provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Volusia County.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Daytona provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Daytona Beach arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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. 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.

24 Hour Emergancy Water Damage Service

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Here 24/7 for you.

SERVPRO of Daytona 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 - 
386-255-6243

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 Daytona 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)?

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