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How to Reduce the Cost of Floodwater Extraction From Your Daytona Beach Property

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Reduce the Cost of Floodwater Extraction From Your Daytona Beach Property Storms cause a lot of water damage in Florida and quick removal of the water is necessary.

Why SERVPRO? When You Need Quick Flood Extraction From Daytona Beach Homes

Daytona Beach residents know there is no way to avoid the storms in our area, but it is possible to avoid a massive restoration bill afterward. The keys to reducing costs are a quick response to the situation and a swift removal of the flood water.  

That is why SERVPRO is the best choice when it comes to flood extraction and other restoration efforts for your Daytona Beach home. Our office has an operator available 24/7, and a response team available every day of the year, including holidays, to meet residential and commercial needs.  

Our teams quickly estimate how much water is in the home and what tools and methods they need to remove and extract it. Initially, team members use commercial grade pumps to draw out the majority of the water. To fully extract it, they switch to other devices to remove them from the home.  

One of our primary tools is extraction wands which technicians can adjust the rate of vacuum and applied heat to minimize the time needed for restoration while protecting wooden floors from cracking or splitting. We can use these same devices on carpets, but we cannot guarantee 100% that they are safe for use after exposure to floodwater. With these items, we recommend removing water to make the carpet lighter and easier for proper disposal.  

SERVPRO technicians can tailor the response team and its actions to any home. There is no quality difference in our response to a one-bedroom home or a mini-mansion, only the number of personnel needed to restore each one as quickly as possible. If needed, we can draw personnel and equipment from the other 1700 franchise operations in Florida and across the country.  

Floodwater removal and water removal after a failed plumbing issue use the same equipment and methods, but floodwater requires an additional step. Outside water can contain soil, pesticides, and other contaminants. That means our technicians have to spray all standing water and surfaces that were underwater with an anti-bacterial spray. It eliminates the health threat to team members and residents if they want to inspect their home before we finish operations.  

At SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach, our goal is to return each home to its owners as quickly as we can safely do so. If you have suffered from recent flooding, and need our services, contact us at (386) 677-9993 today.

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Avoid Not Doing Your Research Before Selecting a Daytona Beach Water Damage Remediation Team

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Avoid Not Doing Your Research Before Selecting a Daytona Beach Water Damage Remediation Team  Water can quickly damage the space inside your home. Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and mitigate the intrusion.

Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Water Removal in Daytona Beach

A water spill can cause permanent damage to your private or commercial property. Often these type of damage go beyond the scope of your household cleaning products and need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, the longer water is allowed to sit, the more likely permanent harm is to occur. We understand that there is a lot of choice when it comes to professional restoration, so here's why we believe we are the only viable option.

When we receive a phone call for water removal in Daytona Beach we know that time is of the essence. SERVPRO is a local company employing local technicians. Within one hour of receiving notification of loss we can arrange a service. Within four hours, we can have a technician on site. Mitigating loss is exceptionally important to our customers because it keeps claim rates low.

Water always moves from wet to dry. In the home, a large spill can be absorbed by your floorboards and saturate the subfloor. This can cause serious problems further down the line as residual moisture becomes a hotbed for microbial growth. SERVPRO is one of few companies to use advanced drying mats. These are placed on floors and can pull moisture from the subfloor underneath. By using moisture meters your technician can detect hidden moisture pockets and safely dry them.

One of the reasons we are lucky enough to have access to such advanced technology is that each SERVPRO company is backed by national resources. Unlike a regular provider, this funding allows us to invest significant amounts into our staff and equipment, keeping standards high. Technicians are given the opportunity to advance their knowledge and expertise through IICRC certification. Our customer service centers are regularly monitored so we can provide the feedback and training they need to continually stay ahead of the curve.

If your property is suffering after a water spill, contact SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 now.

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What to Avoid During the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Daytona

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Avoid During the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Daytona Fire damage restoration can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to help you deal with the process including insurance agents.

Better Communication with Insurance Agents Facilitates Fire Damage Recovery in Daytona

The destruction created by a fire in your Daytona home can cause a wide range of emotions and feelings to affect your family. Until SERVPRO technicians complete the mitigation and your family can return to a safe and smoke-free home, these emotions, stress, and constant difficulties can plague your family life.
 
We have gained experience in working with insurance agents through our fire damage mitigation work in Daytona. Working with insurance agents benefits our customers in several ways due to our third party nature and our high level of expertise. We learn about the basics of the insurance agent's role in helping families recover from fire damage and other disasters during our training. We continue to learn about such matters, as well as many others, during the time working with SERVPRO.
 
While many items that burned in your home clearly require the purchase of replacements, other belongings, and structures fall inside less defined conditions. With our knowledge of the costs involved in the restoration of such items, we can provide your insurance company with a valid comparison sheet containing the costs to restore, as opposed to replacing, these items. Including details about the extent of the damage as well as photographic evidence can help your agent make a faster decision about reimbursing you for the costs involved.
 
SERVPRO technicians also receive training to help make the mitigation process quicker and less stressful for our customers. We know that the disaster that caused problems inside your property is a source of unexpected problems for you. Mitigating fire damage and removing smoke and soot helps make things safer to enter, which is especially important when you need to gather essential documents or medicines.
 
Cleaning your home of soot deposits helps reduce noticeable odors from the fire, but in no way eliminates them from your home. Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses various techniques, chosen according to the type of materials affected the most. Reliable methods include thermal fogging and the generation of hydroxyl gas. Like other aspects of our work in mitigating fire damage, we work closely with you in performing this part of your home's restoration.
 
SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach can help you recover your property after fire damage tries to claim it from you. Serving the areas around Holly Hill, National Gardens, and Tomoka Estates, we arrive Faster To Any Disaster. Contact us at (386) 677-9993 whenever your house sustains damage.

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Why Water Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home Demands a Quick Response

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Water Damage in Your Daytona Beach Home Demands a Quick Response SERVPRO meets each water event with equipment and expertise.

Why SERVPRO Offers Industry-Leading Water Removal In Daytona Beach

When your Daytona Beach home fills with water because of a weather event or interior plumbing emergency, it is crucial to hire professional help to recover from the situation. The last thing you want to do is try to manage large quantities of water on your own.  Water extraction requires specialized equipment and trained responders and relying on other cleaning services who do not have this equipment can cause further damage to your home. 

To ensure that your water damaged Daytona Beach home receives necessary water removal services, contacting our full-service restoration company is the obvious choice. Taking care of standing water or significant amounts of moisture needs a professional team of trained and certified technicians, which is why SERVPRO meets the challenge. 

Why is SERVPRO preferable to other options? We built our business by being Faster to Any Size Disaster, ready at a moment’s notice to respond to a water emergency. Because we understand that speed is essential when water threatens your home’s structure we stock all our service vehicles with the equipment needed to pump out and extract the moisture that threatens the integrity of your property. 

This ability to arrive, assess, and get to work swiftly is why SERVPRO stands alone as the industry leader in our community. As the minutes and hours tick by, water can deteriorate building materials and ruin personal possessions. Pumping out the water and using extraction equipment is the obvious first step in restoring your property to preloss condition. 

Dimensions of a home’s perimeter do not confine water removal needs. Within your home are categories of belongings that need water removal to regain function and appearance. Examples include books and documents, electronics, clothing, and treasured pictures and heirlooms. The talented production technicians we have assembled are another reason why SERVPRO offers services not found elsewhere. 

We invest in equipment that removes the moisture and dries out a wide variety of articles you might otherwise discard after water damage. SERVPRO cultivates resources that meet your water removal needs, whether freeze drying for documents or specialized drying chambers for furnishings or electronics. 

Why SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach? We are locally owned and devoted to serving our community. When a water removal emergency looms, call us at (386) 677-9993 for the best outcome possible. 

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