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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.

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.

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.

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 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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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." 

Restoring Your Volusia County Commercial Property After Water Damage

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage from above caused parts of this ceiling to start falling, reacting quickly to a water damage will help minimize damage.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Commercial water damages often present unique and complex problems that we are equipped to solve. This building was built in 1928 and suffered water damage due to a old pipe bursting on the second floor, because of this buildings age all of the flooring is made from solid wood and metal lath which presents a challenge for drying the 1st floor ceiling. SERVPRO of Daytona had to use a unique solution to fix this and ensure that this property was dried correctly and ensuring that the business was still able to operate during their normal business hours. 

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 Daytona 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.