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

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water Do not delay contacting SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach if seasonal storm damage results in flooding to your residence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Best Tools for Extracting Water from a Daytona Beach Crawlspace

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

A male employee pulling a hose out of a SERVPRO van. It is essential to utilize all aspects that SERVPROS has to offer for your Daytona Beach water damage.

SERVPRO will break down for you what is needed for your Daytona Beach water damage.

Natural disasters are not uncommon for Daytona Beach homeowners and business owners to battle throughout the year. With many of nature’s worst storms every year making landfall along the east coast here in Florida, we can expect to see and experience powerful storm systems capable of producing flooding conditions or compromising the structural integrity of your home. With many residences featuring crawlspaces, it is essential to understand the extraction and drying process for this area beneath the main floor of your residence.

Many tools are ideal for flood extraction in crawl spaces of Daytona Beach homes. Choosing among the available inventory of our equipment involves inspecting the damaged area and determining which extractors and drying tools are ideal for making this recovery as efficient as possible. Standing water is the primary concern here, so we begin by choosing extractors to get this threat under control.

Gas-Powered Trash Pumps

While in many situations, the ideal tool that our SERVPRO team might use for removing standing water is an electric submersible pump, potential solids or debris in the rising water make gas-powered extractors a better choice. These more powerful removal tools feature a broader intake and discharge hose for fewer obstructions with present solids.

Truck-Mount Extractors 

When our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives at your home during a flood loss situation, our extractor truck can often begin helping immediately. By redirecting the flow from the crawl space standing water into drainage like sanitary sewer cleanouts on the property, we can continually pull out this higher volume of water at a powerful 300 psi.

Wet Vacuums 

Inaccessible areas and confined spaces are both used to describe portions of the crawl space beneath your residence. Wet vacuums with extraction wands can help to reach challenging places or remove water less than two inches in depth. Clearing out this last bit of standing water can prepare the open area for drying efforts with air movers and dehumidification equipment.

There are many extraction tools available to our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team after a flooding situation. When crawlspaces become damaged, it could be destructive to your entire house. Let our team help by calling (386) 677-9993.

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Drying Flood Damaged Wood Framing in Daytona Beach Homes

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy Baseboards We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your Daytona home.

The Importance of Drying to Avoid Mold and Other Harmful Effects of Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

Wood framing is a standard construction element to residences throughout Daytona Beach, but these materials are also highly susceptible to saturation and damage from flooding and water loss incidents. In many flooding scenarios, it is impossible to protect exposed wallboard and wood trim that becomes oversaturated. However, without the threat of contamination, it is possible to dry out wood framing with a direct approach.

Before much of the flood damage in Daytona Beach homes can get dried up and addressed, our project manager and other field technicians must determine the extent of the damage and make drying decisions to make water removal for efficient. In some situations, controlled demolition to remove the surface materials and expose the wood framing beneath is the best solution, as this uncovers salvageable construction elements and becomes a strong foundation for reconstruction to come.

Determining the damage to wood framing begins with the use of surface moisture meters. These devices gauge the percentage of moisture saturation in the material. When moisture content rises above 16 percent, for example, the boards are susceptible to mold colonization. Structural damage like dry rotting can begin when moisture levels exceed 20 percent, as this allows fungal colonies to consume cellulose in the wood and allow for decay. Moisture meters can determine the current absorption of the material and indicate the best solution for drying.

Often the most effective strategies when mold and other microbial threats have not started yet is the strategic placement of centrifugal and axial air movers. Pushing heated, dry air against these surfaces can evaporate absorbed water to reduce moisture content levels back to acceptable dry lines established by testing undamaged wood framing elsewhere in the house.

Restoring wood framing is only part of the flood recovery process, but one that can establish a stable, dry foundation to begin rebuilding your property after cleaning and drying the flood effects. Give our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team a call anytime that your home gets threatened by storm damage and flooding at (386) 677-9993.

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The Real Truth Behind Daytona Beach Storm Damage Remediation Services

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded area near a home Whether you live in a home or a condo, flood damage can affect either rather quickly. Contact our experienced team for effective water removal.

Emergency Services for Storm Damaged Daytona Beach Homes

How professionals like our SERVPRO team respond to storm and flooding in Daytona Beach condos and homes can make the difference in how much the restoration ultimately costs. Emergency services and mitigation are necessary elements to every recovery effort and can reduce the migration of damaging effects and the continued deterioration of affected surfaces and materials.

Flood storm damage in Daytona Beach homes can be a devastating force. We have a full division of qualified, licensed general contractors that can help with the earliest aspects of mitigation and restoration. Multiple emergency services can all help to get the immediate threats under control, including structural weaknesses and water removal from the damaged areas of your house.

Temporary Repairs 

Temporary construction solutions prevent water and other precipitation penetration throughout the mitigation phases of restoration. With our skilled general contractors, our SERVPRO team can offer tarping of damaged roofs from complete collapse to missing shingles. We can also help to prevent water penetration with board up services on broken windows and structural openings exposed through storm damage.

Debris Removal 

Whether shoveling out heaps of mud and other solids carried in with floodwater, or removing deteriorated remnants of construction materials, debris removal can help to reduce concentrations of bacteria, contaminants, and odors that might exist in the house after a flood loss. Controlled demolition and debris removal are both critical steps in maximizing the effectiveness of drying and decontamination.

Content Management 

Your personal belongings and furniture are crucial elements to what makes your house your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to get affected belongings to a safe place or our nearby facility for drying, deodorization, and storage until it can get returned to your restored residence.

As destructive as storms and floods can be for your home, the right approach from competent contractors and restoration professionals can save you time and money on recovery. Our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team can help. If you want to make flood losses “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (386) 677-9993.

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We Are Prepared For All Aspects Of Daytona Beach Flood Damage

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

Our van outside a property Our team of highly trained specialists will use state-of-the-art equipment and began the restoration process immediately when we arrive to your home.

Salt Water Complicates Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

The tropical storm and hurricane season spans the months of June through November in Daytona Beach. High winds and torrential rains are just part of the challenge when dealing with post-storm flooding and other harm. Our proximity to the ocean adds storm surge to the mix, a complication that contributes to the contamination of the water invading residences. The increased salinity of the water is incredibly destructive to conventional building materials. Its presence signals the need for special attention when mitigating and remediating.

Flood Water from All Directions

When your Daytona Beach endures flood damage, the waves crashing on the nearby beaches are soon part of the real and present damage. Foundations, crawl spaces, and lower levels of your living space can all experience saltwater flooding. Ocean water, including its dissolved minerals and salts, can intrude into low-lying areas. The water is, by definition, contaminated, containing chemicals and pollutants from roadways and ground over which it flows. Floodwaters also hold organic debris, including dead animals and insects. If sanitary sewer systems back up, human waste with the potential to expose your family to countless pathogens also can pour into your home. Breaches of the roof or siding from wind and flying debris lets rainwater inside, increasing the total quantity of floodwater.

Emergency Measures

The SERVPRO crew arrives ready to secure the exterior of your home with boards or tarps to protect from the elements. Gas-powered submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors to capture the floodwaters, working at top capacity even if the storm knocks out utilities. We contain the water for lawful disposal, remaining current on any changing hazardous waste rules so you can be assured proper protocols are met.

Delignification Counteractions

When flood damage contain elevated levels of salts, common after storm surges, SERVPRO takes special precautions when completing cleanup. Saltwater soaks into wooden building materials, damaging the structure of the wood by destroying the lignin, a glue-like substance that holds the cells of wood together. Flushing the flooded areas with freshwater limits the harm the salt does.

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is ready for all aspects of flood damage during storms in our coastal areas. Call for a swift assessment of your flooding mitigation and remediation needs at (386) 677-9993.

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Sustained Summertime Storms Cause Flood Damage In Ormond By The Sea

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fallen on roof after severe storm. If you have a terrible storm near your home you shouldn't try and clean up alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Storm Flood Damage Experts In Ormond By The Sea Discuss Problems With Wet Carpet

The hurricane season has recently started, meaning that a storm could hit the Ormond by the Sea area. The hurricane season every year brings about the weather that can cause your property storm flood damage. Even if your home is not directly in the eye of a vicious hurricane, your neighborhood could still get hit with excessive rainstorms and dangerous high-speed winds. The combination of rain and wind can cause problems with your house's structure.

For example, if wind causes a medium-size tree to hit your house and break a window, rainwater can then enter your home and create more issues for you. Any hole in your exterior can create storm flood damage inside your Ormond by the Sea residence. Once a window in your building shatters, your structure is exposed, and water can quickly enter and negatively affect your contents and building materials. Moisture can cause many problems with items inside your house, especially with anything that is made from organic materials.

Carpet is one example of a building component that contains organic substances. Most fabric flooring materials have a paper backing that is composed of natural elements. When carpets get wet, the organic backing that hold your flooring together can pull away from your carpet fibers, thus ruining your flooring. The paper on the back of your carpet can also become a food source for fungi if it is left wet for too long.

If your carpet ever gets wet after a storm, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians or WRTs can help you save your carpet and prevent mold growth. As soon as our meters tell us that your carpet is wet, we start by using specialized extraction tools to remove the moisture while it is still a liquid. We then can float your carpet by putting an air mover underneath it so that the backing of your carpet and your subfloor gets dried out.

After all of the moisture gets removed from your carpet, it can still hold mildew like odors as a result of the problems created by the storm that struck your neighborhood. To remove these odors, we usually clean your carpets after any water damage takes place.

If your house in Mound Grove, Tomoka Estates, Holly Hill, or National Gardens ever gets negatively affected by severe weather, go ahead and call in SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 so that we can return your home to its previous state "Like it never even happened."

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

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

When flood damage suddenly hits your home, always call for help right away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Air movers come in to save the day.

Flood Cuts Save Daytona Beach Home from Flood Damage 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm season is upon us. Protect your home now!

Get Professional Restoration for Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach is here to help when disaster strikes.

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

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

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

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

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

The First Steps Taken to Mitigate Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

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

Water Extraction

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

Safety Evaluations

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

Implementation of Drying Processes

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

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

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Mitigating and Restoring a Home After Flood Damage in Ormond Beach

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Techniques to Restore Homes From Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Storm Damage Board Up

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Board-ups help prevent unwanted visitors.

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

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

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

Deciding To Restore Or Replace Flood Damaged Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

National Gardens Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Extraction after Flooding

SERVPRO Can Dry Your National Gardens Home after Flooding

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

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

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The Effects Of Storm Surge

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Fighting The Possibility Of Flood Damage To Your Daytona Home

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can cause significant damage to your property.

Flood Damage To Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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What to Do After Flood Damage to Your Daytona Beach Property

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible after your home experiences flood damage.

SERVPRO’s Tips for Handling a Flood Damaged Home

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

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

Ensure your safety

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

Contact professionals as soon as possible

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

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

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

Call your insurance company

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

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

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

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

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

Fast SERVPRO Response Reduces Hurricane Damage and Clean Up Time


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

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

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

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

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

To make sure the restoration of your home or business meets your expectations, call your local restoration experts, SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at our local number, (386) 677-9993. We are always available to take your call and answer your questions or concerns.
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Dealing with a Flooded Daytona Home After a Hurricane

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Storm Damage in Daytona--SERVPRO to the Rescue

SERVPRO Responds and Mitigates Damage After Storms in the Daytona Area

After you have experienced a frightening disaster such as a hurricane in Daytona, you may not be sure what to do next. If your home has been flooded by the super storm, it can be even more daunting and troublesome. Where do you begin with cleanup and getting your life back together? What do you do for power?
 
An important step is to quickly react when you have flood damage to your Daytona home so that additional problems may be avoided. Your house has already sustained massive trauma, so do not hesitate to contact our remediation specialists at SERVPRO. We can quickly assess the damages so a plan of action can be made. We do all we can to salvage as many of your possessions as possible and dry out your home as fast as achievable.
 
We can also work with your insurance company, which you should be calling right away so your claim can be submitted. Your insurance company needs a full list of everything that is damaged, destroyed, or missing. If you do not have a home inventory list, do your best to create the list from memory including prices, brand names, and where and when the items were purchased. Did you photograph your home's interior and exterior prior to the storm hitting?
 
Standing water can pose a danger of electric shock. Therefore, if possible, it is important to shut off the main power to your home. Exposed structural damage, fallen trees, broken glass and other debris, can pose all kinds of dangers as well. The structure of your home could be unstable, too. If needed, wait for SERVPRO staff to arrive before even entering your home.
 
We offer best practices in flood and water damage restoration, and we invest in the latest equipment and technology. Doing so helps us to find hidden moisture and extract standing water efficiently and quickly. We use professional strength sanitizing, cleaning, and deodorizing products as well to ensure your property is left clean and sanitized for your safety and comfort. We have available portable and trailer mounted power generators to drive our equipment for water extraction and drying.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach is local. We move fast to come to your aid. Residents of Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, and Ormond Beach can reach us anytime after a disaster at (386) 677-9993.

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Have A Flood Damage Plan During Hurricane Season

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Waters Can Be Polluted, Call SERVPRO for Cleanup to Your Daytona Home

SERVPRO Is There to Help During Flooding Emergencies

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

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