Remediating Everyday Water Damage in Daytona
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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