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