Recent Storm Damage Posts

What If Storm Water Enters Your Home Or Business?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded building drying out from a recent storm During a recent hurricane, over 12 inches of storm water entered this building, requiring the removal of all flooring and contents.

One type of job that SERVPRO South Daytona Beach / Port Orange deals with on a regular basis has been storm surge or flooding from rising water. The effects from storm surge or flooding can lead to severe mitigation work that needs to be completed. Storm surge or flood water that enters your home or business is categorized as Category 3, in total there is 3 types of water losses 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 storm surge or flooding affects your home or business do not attempt to remove or clean up the water yourself, this can lead to exposing yourself to potentially harmful contaminants. Contacting a professional like SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, for these services is the safest course of action. 

Staying Safe During Clean Up of a Hurricane at Your Daytona Home

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Blowing trees on a beach, as hurricane is approaching. South Daytona Area and SERVPRO's Help to MItigate the Storm Damages.

SERVPRO Provides Water Extraction and Cleanup Post Storm Damage

Residents in Daytona Beach are still cleaning up after previous hurricanes. Estimates regarding the length of time for complete recovery varies considerably, depending on the level of harm. Homes and their safety levels are much easier to attain than the economic recovery of the same area.

As homeowners in Daytona clean out debris and other types of hurricane damage affecting their properties, many find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hazards present in their own homes. These hazards come in many forms and can create different kinds of problems for the individuals who suffer them. Sharp objects can puncture the skin, and this can lead to severe infections.  

The Centers for Disease Control, list several items needed to safely perform cleanup activities after disastrous hurricanes sweep through an area. However, after the financial strain that many families experience immediately after a hurricane, purchasing all of the recommended items can become quite expensive, even if they are available for purchase. Additionally, the heat, occasionally sporadic electric power, and massive labor requirements quickly make cleaning up nearly impossible in many situations. Being inexperienced and without the proper tools easily backfires on many homeowners while performing cleanup tasks. We can help.

SERVPRO technicians are highly qualified to perform the work involved in cleaning up after a hurricane or other large-scale catastrophe. When such events occur, we may rely upon one of the Disaster Recovery Teams available to us. Adding their experience and equipment to our own, means we can quickly get your property back to its pre loss condition.

Saving residents in the Daytona Beach area time and energy while keeping them safe is essential to all of us at SERVPRO. We follow IICRC protocols and procedures when restoring our customers' homes. Not only does this make everything safe again for the homeowners and their families, but it also keeps our employees safe during the process. We proudly serve our neighbors.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, is a local service staffed by dedicated individuals. Our 24-hour services ensure that your home always receives the time and attention needed to restore your property quickly. For hurricane cleanup, or any other disaster, of any size, contacting us at (386) 788-0358 is the first step.

Daytona's Flood Damage Experts Give Structural Drying Information

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded neighborhood from a recent storm. Tropical Storms and hurricanes can flood homes in Daytona--Call SERVPRO for water extraction and drying.

Water Extraction and Moisture Removal Are Key Components of Flood Mitigation in Daytona

It does not happen very often, but it is a possibility that someday Daytona Beach, can experience flooding conditions. If a severe tropical storm or hurricane blows into town, flooding of the area often occurs.

Severe thunderstorms, tropical depressions, and hurricanes all potentially cause water damage to take place on your property. SERVPROs flood damage technicians in Daytona have much experience in structural drying and mitigating problems with moisture. Whether the problem with flooding is large or small, it is vital to remove any moisture inside your house as quickly as possible.
Whenever our SERVPRO restoration crew arrives at an emergency damage situation, we first secure the area and fix the problem at its source. We find where the water is entering the structure and take measures to keep the moisture out. Once rainwater stops entering the building, we can then begin extracting all of the moisture that entered your home as we can.
Flood insurance is a stress reducer as is the arrival of the SERVPRO Green Fleet. If the water coming in from the outside creates standing water that is more than two inches in depth, then we use submersible pumps to suck it up and export it into a sewer drain. After all of the deep, standing water inside your home is vacuumed up; we use specialized tools to extract water from building materials and contents. Our team has various extraction tools that get used on different materials such as carpet and upholstery. We have a wand for every situation.
Once our crew is satisfied that they have pulled out all of the water from your contents and materials that they can, we begin drying up the remaining moisture. When drying contents and materials, we use a combination of industrial fans or air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the evaporation process. The heavy duty industrial fans create an air flow that pushes evaporated water coming off of the surfaces of contents and building materials to the center of the room where the dehumidifier pulls the water out of the air and releases it in liquid form.
Depending on the specific situation, we arrange the equipment the best way possible to drop moisture levels to pre loss conditions. If you are ever in a tight spot and need help from the professionals after a storm, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, at (386) 788-0358 any time.

Drying Basements and Crawl spaces Affected by Flood Damage in Daytona Beach After a Storm

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Drawing of a flooded basement with standing water. Storm Related Water Damage in Daytona Beach Basements and Crawl Spaces Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Reduces Flooding with Fast Service and Superior Products

When a storm comes knocking, the resultant flood water can seep into the foundation of your home and compromise its structural integrity. Staying in such a home in Daytona Beach is dangerous as it presents numerous safety hazards. Additionally, wet and damp furniture, walls, furnishings, and carpets offer the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. To return the house to pre loss conditions, every inch of the house must be checked thoroughly for dampness and then dried where necessary.

If you find yourself in a flood damage situation in Daytona Beach after a storm, SERVPRO can help restore your possessions. Our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to deal with all types of water damage, whether big or small. We are there to relieve you of the stress of cleaning and returning your items to their original state, "Like it never even happened." Acting fast to extract the water and dry the structure is necessary to minimize the damage and reduce repair or replacement costs.
First things first: 

Water damage in the basement or crawlspace comes with numerous environmental hazards, including structural, electrical, and various other hazardous materials. Since water conducts electricity, the first action is to check the power distribution box and then switch off all circuit breakers leading to the sub-level. SERVPRO technicians always use GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) when working with electrical equipment in wet environments.
Long term exposure to flood water can weaken basement materials such as drywall, flooring, and piers and cinder blocks. Before we begin the mitigation and restoration process, we must investigate for water damage in these areas. This part involves checking for trapped water from above. Drywall becomes soft when wet and may cause ceilings to fall. Freeing the trapped water may require drilling "weep holes" in the ceiling cavities.
Once we have removed the floodwater, we use advanced drying equipment to dry the wet materials. We place dehumidifiers and air movers around the water-damaged area, as well as efficient air scrubbers, to get rid of odors and airborne contaminants. Many cases of foundation flooding also come with mold growth. Before we leave, we check for signs of mold and offer remediation services if there is a problem. The drying process can take a few days. Ask us about our encapsulation service for crawlspaces.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange, a trusted restoration company, offers 24/7 flood damage services. We are part of your community and are dedicated to responding quickly to any size disaster. Call us anytime at: 386-788-0358.

Heavy Rains Can Cause Flood Damage to Daytona Beach Homes

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded street with barricades in front of a home. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to restore your Daytona Beach flood damage.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Daytona Beach Home From Flood Damage 

Heavy rains in Daytona Beach, are a frequent occurrence that occasionally leads to flooding in the area. Homeowners are encouraged to protect their homes in the face of these emergencies, which can lead to immense property damage. There is no, "one size fits all", method of measuring the risk of flooding in your location, so it is important to take precautions whether or not your house is close to water.

Given the unpredictable nature of storms, heavy rains, and floods, it is essential to have a reliable restoration company on standby. At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to controlling any type of flood damage caused by a weather event in Daytona Beach. We are a locally-based and operated business, which makes us a part of your community too! Our technicians are professionally trained and certified by the IICRC, thereby ensuring that our methods are up to scratch with industry standards.

Your roof plays a major role in preventing flood damage. Check for soft spots, loose shingles, and surface divots that may be vulnerable to rough weather conditions. One crack in the roof can cause water leakage and, subsequently, internal damage to your walls and ceilings.

To minimize water damage on your foundation, SERVPRO technicians can help you install a proper gutter system. It is important to keep your gutters clean to prevent clogging and, consequently, water overflow. Our flood damage restoration experts can recommend special products for keeping your gutters free of debris. Gutters keep rainwater from running down the walls of your house.

Installing a rainwater catchment system can also help reduce the impact of flood damage. Ideally, the rainwater moves from the gutter to the downspout and then pours into the barrel or tank. Here, the water can serve for seasonal or irrigation purposes. The type of rainwater collector you use depends on what you need it for.

Daytona's Expert Flood Damage Team

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Floor flooded with water. The amount of water damage caused to a property depends on how much water pours into it.

Flood Damage

Spring is on its way and with the change of the season comes an increased amount of rainfall. When the rain comes down, it is possible that it damages your Daytona home. Rainstorms can cause damage to property by either flooding the area or putting holes in the structure.

Sometimes wind coming from a storm, blows rocks and other objects into your home creating a hole. If your home is damaged during a storm, it is smart to call SERVPRO flood damage specialists in Daytona. If a rock breaks a window, rainwater quickly makes its way into your home.

The amount of water damage caused to a property depends on how much water pours into it. The first step SERVPROs restoration team completes is the extraction process. After all of the standing water in the room is vacuumed up, building materials either get removed or saved by the drying process. The size and severity of the damaged area will determine whether building materials get dried out or removed.

Once the water damage problem is mitigated, the last step is the final cleaning process. It is crucial for us to finish a job making the area as clean as possible when we are done. When cleaning a building, there are three levels that determine how clean the area is.

The three levels of clean that exist are sterile, disinfected and sanitary. If cleaning gets completed with proper equipment and techniques, then sanitary is the first level of cleanliness an area reaches. If something is sanitary, then soils and contaminants are removed to the point where general health is protected.

The disinfected level is reached when 99%, of all the soils and contaminants get removed or made safe for general human health. In most flood damage scenarios our crew makes sure the damaged room gets disinfected so that dangerous viruses and bacteria cannot grow. The sterile level is reached when 100%, of things dangerous to humans get removed. Sterilization only gets done in specific areas such as hospital rooms.

How clean the damaged room is when the job gets done makes all of the difference between a great job and a poor job. To get the best final results with your water damage problems, it is best to call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 for 24/7 assistance.

After The Storm -- Abating Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded neighborhood street For Storm Flooding in South Daytona Beach/Port Orange Get Fast Water Extraction from SERVPRO.

The Safe Removal of Contaminated Water After a Flood Takes SERVPRO Expertise

Extreme weather patterns seem common everywhere, and the Central Coast of Florida is no exception to these natural disasters. Although a daily thunderstorm is typical during the summer, five or more inches of rain in a few hours is possible, threatening your home with flooding. SERVPRO knows how to react and return your home to preloss condition.
Flood damage requires a systematic and proven approach to restoration of your Daytona Beach home. The high volume of water pouring off your roof and pooling up in your yard took the easy route into the lowest living areas of your dwelling. The storm filled streets and backed up storm sewers. Fast action on a broad range of tasks is the agenda. Our technicians have extensive training and hands-on experience in flood mitigation and transition seamlessly through the stages of restoration.
The SERVPRO team arrives ready to complete an assessment and then to get to work pumping and extracting several inches of floodwater. Floodwater contains debris from the outdoors and contamination from building materials as it seeped through the foundation. Chemicals from lawn treatments, automotive residues from parking areas and streets, and waste from animals or insects caught in the flood may find their way into your home. We collect the tainted water using truck mounted equipment and store it outside of your home for disposal according to local regulation.
We remove the majority of the standing water and move to the next step setting up powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure and the contents. Floors may bet added help from drying mats. Our team disinfects surfaces and searches for any hidden pockets of water behind paneling or drywall, or in the recessed cells of the cinder blocks lining the foundation. We record a baseline moisture level reading of each area and type of building material and use our advanced training to determine proper drying targets.
Furnishings, electronics and personal belongings may be removed to a staging area for evaluation. Some items may be too full of dirty flood water to retain, but our technicians have specialized training in cleaning, sanitizing, and drying a wealth of items, from upholstered furniture to clothing to books and documents, and more. Many of your treasure survive the flood. We may choose to complete some of the restoration away from your home, but always provide a detailed inventory and discuss which items you want to invest additional resources in recovering.
After the storm passes, you need to contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange for fast and efficient flood damage restoration. Call 386-788-0358 to schedule an inspection within hours.

What should I do when my property in Daytona Beach is affected by water damage?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Will Get You Back into Your Home After Water Damage

When water damage impacts your home in Daytona Beach, FL immediately addressing the issue is important. Once the initial damage has occurred, water can make its way into the structure of your property. If not acted upon quickly, the result can be extensive structural damage coupled with the onset of mold and mildew. However, immediately reacting to the water damage can help limit secondary water damage. This will save you not only time and money, but also precious possessions. To expedite the remediation process contact a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why attaining professional assistance is important by reviewing this short outline:

Water Damage: A Brief Overview

Water damage is the result when your property is impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or tornado. Water damage can also occur due to household issues like leaky faucets or pipes that burst. Causing structural damage to your property because of unwanted water intrusion can generate a number of other challenges:

  • Poor air quality
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Humid atmosphere
  • Unpleasant odors that permeate your ceilings, floors, and walls
  • Damage or loss of furnishings, art, electronics and more

Mitigate the loss of possessions and structural damage by getting SERVPRO to begin water removal and cleanup as soon as possible.

Why You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

Calling a specialist as soon as your property is impacted by water damage is important for many reasons. First, SERVPRO will perform a thorough assessment of your property to determine the nature and extent of the damage. This work empowers the specialists to develop a detailed, customized clean-up plan that will help optimize and expedite the restoration process. Additionally, SERVPRO can send multiple contractors to your property quickly to start the restoration process.

The Importance Of The Drying Process

After water pumps have removed the standing water, then vacuums, powerful air-moving machines, and dehumidifiers will eliminate the balance of water and moisture. With fast action and the right equipment, you can often lessen the need to replace hardwood floor, carpet, and walls. You can also minimize stains and bad odors that result from mold and mildew.

Acting immediately upon the onslaught of water intrusion is the most important step to take. Calling a team of professional water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO should be done right after reaching out to your insurance company. Here at SERVPRO, we're trained in offering a fast response that helps ensure that your home in Daytona Beach, FL is restored with lightning speed. "Like it never even happened." We're also pleased to provide all of our customers with 24/7 emergency services.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is locally owned and operated. When you have a water or flooding emergency, we’re nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Volusia county community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

We proudly serve Ponce Inlet, FL, Port Orange, FL, and surrounding areas.

Call us at: (386) 788-0358

Worried about flood damage affecting your building? Here’s What You Need to Know

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

What To Do When A Storm Is Headed Your Way?

Running a business in Port Orange, FL, requires one to wear many hats, one of which is disaster prevention. When a storm is brewing on the horizon, what can you do to avoid or reduce flood damage from happening? Here’s a couple of tips to get you started:

Get to Know Your Local Area

Some locations are more susceptible to flooding than others, such as neighborhoods located in a valley, at the bottom of a slope or below sea level. This may seem self-explanatory and painfully obvious but you’d be surprised at how many business owners are unaware of how their location could impact their company in the event of a natural disaster. Find out if you are in a flood prone area and plan ahead.

Plan and Prepare with the Right Equipment

There are tons of modern equipment out there that are designed to minimize the impact of flood damage on your building. When in doubt, go with the tried and tested classic: the good ol’ sand bag. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of alternatives out there that are reusable and are easier to transport. However, be sure to do your research before you commit to a purchase. Install storm shutters that are easy and quick to secure and check your electrical equipment to ensure they will be out of reach of flood waters.

Check Your Surroundings

Perhaps the most important part of avoiding storm damage is to look outside your immediate perimeter for things that may encourage floods. This means looking at street drains and storm grates and making sure that they are free of leaves and other debris that inhibit the flow of water. This is easily overlooked in the rush of preparing for an incoming storm and can have a disastrous impact on your safety.

If the weather gets the best of you, there are flood remediation experts in your state that can get your business up and running in no time. Flood damage is no joke, but if you are well prepared you can easily reduce the impact that a storm can have on your business.

Three Things You Should Know if Your Building is Damaged By Flood Water

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

During a storm in Daytona Beach, FL, it is possible that your building may be damaged by flood water if the weather becomes severe. Because this is not quite the same as other water damage, you may be unsure of how to deal with it. The following is some information about this type of water that might be helpful to you.

1. Why is a Flood Different From Other Water Damage?

The reason that flood water is different from others is largely due to how it accumulates. While most water damage, such as that from leaks or broken pipes, comes from above, the water in a flood rises from the ground. As it does, it becomes category 3 water.

2. What is Category 3 Water?

When it comes to water contamination, there are three categories. Category 3 or black water, which includes water from a flood, has the highest levels of contamination. Because this water comes up from the ground, it mixes with dirt, debris and sewage. When this happens, it begins to carry waste, bacteria and harmful chemicals that can be hazardous to your health.

3. How Should You Handle It?

Because flood water is highly contaminated, it is not a good idea to try removing it on your own. Instead, you should hire a professional to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building. Any food or beverages that have been in contact with this water should be thrown away as they are no longer safe to consume. Protective gear should be worn at all times while handling category 3 water.

If your building has been affected by water or storm damage of any kind, you should have it taken care of right away to prevent it from becoming worse. If allowed to sit, moisture can contribute to mold growth and can cause materials to weaken. A professional cleanup and restoration company can sanitize the area, perform necessary repairs and salvage many affected items.

2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show in Port Orange, FL

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

The crew at SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show!

Local South Daytona and Port Orange, FL Residents Can Enjoy a First-Hand Look at a Broad Range of Stunning Vehicles

Put on by the Epiphany Knights of Columbus, the 2nd Annual Truck, Bike, Jeep & Car Show is a must-see for all motorized vehicle enthusiasts in and around the Port Orange and South Daytona, FL, areas. This is a show open to all ages and set to be fun for all in attendance.

    •    Food and music
    •    Door prizes
    •    50/50 raffles
    •    Trophies for best vehicles in attendance
    •    Free general admission
    •    Location: 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, FL

Any proceeds from donations and raffle entries will support various charities via the Knights of Columbus Council, including Youth Ministries, the Epiphany Food Pantry, and more.

After a storm, you may find yourself looking for skilled technicians to assist with flood drying to restore your business or home to preloss condition. You can count on SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange to be there at a moment’s notice. We have crews on standby and ready to get to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day – give us a call at (386) 788-0358, and we dispatch a Green Fleet within hours.

Adobe Photoshop-1 Training Courses for South Daytona Residents

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

The best option for your flood damaged home is the crew at SERVPRO.

Learn Adobe Photoshop from the Comfort of Your South Daytona Home

Starting on November 21st, 2020, immerse yourself in the world of Adobe Photoshop-1 while taking online training sessions. This is a four-weekend training course that includes 16 hours of learning spanning eight two-hour sessions, with two sessions per weekend over the four weeks. This program includes:

    •    Training materials as well as a variety of cloud-based resources and instructor handouts
    •    Hands-on lab exercises
    •    Instructor guided training
    •    Real-life scenarios and more

The early-bird cost for this online training course is $400; the general admission cost is $500. These prices do not include additional ticket processing fees. The time for these sessions beginning on November 21st is 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EST.

Do you need help with rapid stormwater flooding cleanup to handle debris and water damage within your home or business? The team at SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is available 24/7 for emergency cleanup services. Contact us today at (386) 788-0358, and we will send out a crew as soon as possible. When we are finished with your project, everything will be “Like it never even happened.”

How Does Flood Cleanup Work?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage can result anywhere in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Has Proven Flood Damage Techniques to Execute Prompt, Reliable Restoration of Your South Daytona Property.

Storms in the South Daytona area can bring on excess wind and rain, which often leads to flooding. The water from a storm brings contamination, soiling, and much cleanup if it makes its way inside your home. Calling in SERVPRO helps ensure you limit the loss and restore your interior back to pre-flood condition faster. We are ready to work and available to respond in as little as four hours from your initial call. Our team always arrives with the latest equipment and techniques to ensure the job gets done right the first time.

How Does Restoration Begin?

Flood damage in South Daytona should get addressed as soon as possible. Once you go past the 24 to 48-hour mark, you can run into a wide variety of secondary damages:

  • Water migrating away from the flood-loss zone, creating hidden moisture pockets
  • Deterioration of various materials from extended moisture exposure
  • Potential microbial growth and mold development

Will Work Commence Within the Timeframe?

SERVPRO is available 24/7 for rapid flood damage service, ensuring you have the team and technology on your side. We know that time is of the essence, so we arrive fast, develop a plan, and begin executing it as soon as possible. Throughout the cleanup, water removal, and drying, we adjust our equipment accordingly to achieve the best results while working to meet our goals. 

The severity of the flooding in your home and the type of water are significant factors in how we proceed. We always work to:

  • Carefully scope the loss to select the right tools and methods
  • Remove materials and contents from the flood zone
  • Extract all standing water and remove all debris
  • Finish up all impacted areas with proper cleaning and disinfection with EPA-registered products

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is here to ensure your flood damage is taken care of promptly. Call (386) 788-0358, and we send out a team to get started fast.

Learn more about South Daytona.

I am Dealing with Flood Damage in the My Port Orange Home, Who Can Help?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

We can help you restore your house to its preloss condition within a brief period.

SERVPRO Can Help you Restore your Port Orange Home After Flood Damage

Disasters such as hurricanes often cause flooding in affected cities. The aftermath of a flood in Port Orange can have a lasting effect on your home, and it is vital to get proper advice and support throughout the flood restoration process. It can be stressful to get back everything in order following a flood, so SERVPRO technicians aim to make the recovery process as stress-free and as quick as possible.

What are the effects of flooding in a home?

Flooding can have a devastating effect on homes. That’s why hiring professionals to restore your flood damaged Port Orange residence is crucial. The pooling floodwater, debris and silt, and other substances can cause long term effects such as:

    •    Mold – Mold growth can occur because of an underlying problem like trapped floodwater and water ingress.
    •    Fungal decay in wood – Fungi attacks timber, and it can lead to decay.
    •    Damp staining – Floodwater may transport minerals in solution as it moves through a house. The minerals can be deposited on the floor and wall finishes and remain after the water evaporates.
    •    Salt deposition – In some cases, crystals can be deposited on the surface of new plaster.
    •    Lamination shrinkage and swelling – Materials like timber strip flooring, laminate and timber wall paneling naturally absorb water and release it in response to fluctuating atmospheric conditions.

Which restoration services do you provide?

Floodwater is hazardous to human health. It is therefore advisable to let insured, licensed and bonded professionals complete the restoration process. The flood damage restoration services SERVPRO offers include:

    •    Moving valuables and furniture out of harm’s way to prevent additional damage.
    •    Extracting the floodwater using the most effective extractors. Extraction is an essential step in eliminating moisture from a building. The more excess water we remove, the less time we spend evaporating and dehumidifying the remaining moisture with drying equipment.
    •    Removing and discarding wet carpets and padding.
    •    Drying the building and contents on-site or off-site.
    •    Removing wet ceilings and drywall
    •    Eliminating moisture from the home using air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers increase air circulation to expedite the drying process. Dehumidifiers lower humidity levels and eliminate moisture from the air.
    •    Sanitization of the building and furnishings using EPA-approved antimicrobial products.
    •    Deodorization of the home to eliminate unpleasant smells.

We understand the importance of quick and efficient services. So, after we receive a call, we respond promptly to ensure you get professional assistance as soon as you need it.

If you are a victim of flood damage, call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. We can help you restore your house to its preloss condition within a brief period.

Why is Floodwater Handled as a Biohazard in My Port Orange Home?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

When your home needs flood damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO knows floodwater can bring a host of problems into your Port Orange home and has the training and equipment to restore your house and contents

This section of Florida has its fair share of wild weather, and unfortunately, flooding can be a part of that. When flash flooding occurs, the water that enters the home has an unknown amount of bacteria, dirt, sewage, and even fire ants can wind up in the home. All of this needs speedy and careful professional mitigation to try to minimize the loss within the property and contents.

My Home Received Flood Damage Two Days Ago Is That Mold On My Walls?
Unfortunately, mold often accompanies flood damage in Port Orange homes. The combination of the year-round warmer temperatures and the raised humidity make for ideal conditions for naturally occurring airborne mold spores to germinate. One that happens, they can spread across sheetrock and home contents rapidly. With their mold remediation certification #MRSR515 Florida License, SERVPRO techs can handle that issue right along with the flood loss restoration services.

Even though floodwater tends to recede rapidly within a home, the water that poses a problem is:
    •    Flood water that seeped into subflooring
    •    Saturated area rugs, carpet, and padding
    •    Got absorbed into hardwood flooring
    •    Wet home furnishings
    •    Ruined sheetrock from wicking water

Detailed Extraction Leads to Shorter Drying Times
The technicians carefully scope the property and also test the water to determine the disinfection level needed. With their biohazard certification #64-64-1785570, the techs have the training and specialized protective gear to handle any level of contaminated water in a home.

Once the water loss area gets determined, they begin the extraction process and remove as much of the remaining moisture as possible. In items such as carpet and padding, there is not a way to restore it to its preloss condition after contamination from floodwater. However, it has the potential to cause injury due to the extreme weight of the wet carpet. The techs extract the water, cut the carpet into strips and dispose of it using biohazard protocol.

Once the maximum amount of moisture gets removed from the structure, confirmed by "dry" passes with extraction wands that show no further pick up of water happening, the techs move on to the drying phase of mitigation.

Controlled Demolition is a Standard Part of the Restoration Services Process
Floodwater brings some of the most costly losses to local properties. A mere inch of the water can result in thousands of dollars in damages. Some of the most common actions SERVPRO technicians need to take to restore homes are:
    •    Collection of delaminated tiles for possible reuse
    •    Removal of floor coverings to dry the subfloor
    •    Flood cuts performed to remove ruined areas of sheetrock
    •    Items in the loss area inspected one on one for restoration potential

The technicians set up cleaning stations for items that are getting cleaned for reuse. The process is the same for each item; it gets looked over and sometimes tested to ascertain the nature of the construction materials. The outcome of that test determines the type of cleaning agent and method, such as immersion or abrasive cleaning types.

The Drying Phase Begins As Soon As Possible
This is the critical element of the restoration services process after floodwater enters the home. Once the loss areas of the home get opened, this makes the ability to force air inside wall cavities, under flooring. If mold growth gets discovered as part of the mitigation, the techs use the drying phase also to halt the spread of the mold and dry them. Once the drying phase completes, abatement techniques remove any remaining colonies and assist in getting the property ready for final repairs and reconstruction.

Walk-Through and Detailed Reporting Keeps Everyone on the Same Page
Insurance claims are a part of the flood loss cleanup process in many cases. SERVPRO techs are very careful to communicate with the property owner and adjuster to ensure any actions done are within the scope of coverage, and nothing gets done without approval. Communication is a vital part of the restoration services process. Afterward, the techs walk the property owner through to go over actions taken and present them with a report that compiles any loss items and a detailed description of their condition and reason for getting counted as a loss, including photographs.

When your home needs flood damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358. The technicians are ready to assist local property owners 24/7 to get their homes and lives back to normal.

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Flood Damage in Your Port Orange Home

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Our crews will have you out of the water in no time.

SERVPRO Knows the Steps to Take After Experiencing Flood Damage in your Port Orange Home

Floods are nothing new to most Floridians, and although our homes are built to withstand flooding, dealing with the aftermath is never pleasant. It may be particularly overwhelming if your house sustained other hurricane or storm-related damages, and you are suddenly faced with making insurance claims while you are attempting to restore your home. You need to mitigate further damage by dealing with issues quickly.

Flood damage in your Port Orange home most likely means that the floodwaters receded, and now you are left with the cleanup. As floodwaters belong to category three water, meaning they may carry dangerous illness-causing bacteria and contain contaminated debris.

The first two most important steps in mitigating microbial growth are:

1) Removing the moisture after the flood by thoroughly drying the environment and reducing humidity levels through the use of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. 

2) Removing contaminated materials such as soaked drywall or carpet, to either be cleaned and restored offsite or to be disposed of safely.

After SERVPRO restoration technicians complete these two crucial steps, they use chemical agents to help control microbial growth. However, as noted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the use of chemical agents alone is not effective in attacking microbial growth, stressing the importance of the first two steps. With that said, chemical disinfectants play an essential part in slowing microbial growth where technicians suspect contamination.

It is important to:

1) Use an EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectant such as SERVPRO's Sporicidin®, Concrobium®, or Microban®. 

2) Pay attention to the product label, mixing accurate dilution ratios, and applying as specified.

3) To be effective, ensure physical contact with all contaminated areas and surfaces. This includes subfloor, tackless strip, walls, and wall bottom plates, even if direct contamination is not confirmed as these materials typically encourage microbial growth and odors. 

4) Make sure that the chemical solution dwells on surfaces for enough time to be effective according to the label. Technicians also maintain appropriate temperatures and pH levels for effectiveness. 

5) Apply a deodorizer like SERVPRO's Wintergreen® to carpets and fabrics to reduce potential odors after a flood.

During the cleanup process following a flood, SERVPRO restoration specialists ensure a safe work and living environment, wearing whatever personal protective equipment (PPE) deemed necessary and evacuating residents if needed. 

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange (Florida License Biohazard: 64-64-1785570) at (386) 788-0358.

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Simple Steps to Effective Flood Damage Remediation in Port Orange

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding can quickly engulf your living space. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts right away after an event.

Water Extraction Methods for Cleaning Flood Damage from Port Orange Properties

One of the main reasons to engage a professional restoration company is the equipment used to clean up flood damage. When this type of water intrusion happens in a home, it may contain bacteria, contaminants, or debris. 

SERVPRO technicians scope Port Orange properties for the scale of flood damage upon arrival. The techs determine with their moisture detection equipment areas of water collection and where they should concentrate extraction efforts. 

Controlled Demo is Frequently Necessary

Due to the materials that make up sheetrock, once it wicks water and begins to buckle or warp, it requires removal. Rather than take down the entire wall covering, SERVPRO technicians measure how far up into the building material water absorbed and remove it several inches above the highest point. This is known as a "flood cut" and assists with both extraction efforts and drying the structure.

Flood Water Gets Handled as a Biohazard

Because it carries a rating as a category three biohazard or "black water," this type of water intrusion gets handled carefully by SERVPRO techs. They have training and certification for handling biological hazards #64-64-1785570 and safely disposing of them. 

Rapid and Careful Extraction

The techs use different types of water removal equipment dependent on the amount of water to extract. Portable pumps allow the techs to move quickly around the loss area, and multiple units get used at once. Trash pumps are for wide-scale loss and can handle debris, mud, and solids. Submersible pumps assist when the water in the home is more than two inches in depth. 

Attention for Mold During Flood Loss Cleanup

While airborne mold spores are resident in most homes, they do not germinate because conditions are not right. After a flood loss in the house, the spores germinate and begin to spread as quickly as 24-hours after the first event. The techs hold certifications in mold remediation #MRSR515 and know the warning signs of an infestation and the preventative measures to take to avoid colony growth.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 is available 24/7 to handle any size flood damage. Their extensive array of equipment and experience allows them to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Restoring Your Port Orange Home After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Our experts strive to give you peace of mind through stressful processes like off-site content recovery.

Pack-Out Procedures to Restore Belongings from Port Orange Homes

When items are too severely impacted by flood losses to protect or restore on-site in Port Orange homes, they get removed from the premises with pack-out procedures. We load up these belongings and furniture and transport them to our warehouse nearby for focused attention and cleaning. It is vital not only to work to restore these items to their original condition but also to make sure they are appropriately stored and documented through every phase of this recovery.

You might be uneasy about allowing some of your treasured belongings to get removed from the house, despite the evident flood damage in your Port Orange property. We have developed a system for recovery that focuses on restoring your belongings promptly and then storing them safely until your flooded home has gotten returned to normal. The success of our content management division hinges on practical tracking techniques like proper documentation that keeps all parties involved aware of what items are in our possession and where these items physically are at any point.

Staging Areas
Staging areas allow our professionals to better organize all of the removed contents for what services are necessary in our SERVPRO warehouse or as these items are getting returned to your recovered residence. During this initial process, we can separate pieces that must get dried before they can get cleaned, large items that require multiple technicians to move safely, and belongings that need further assessment.

Documents and software help our SERVPRO team and our customers to know where their items are in the restoration process at any time. These same documents can detail the status of these belongings as well, indicating when other restoration practices are still necessary before the possession is ready to await the move-back process in storage.

Flooding can have a detrimental effect on many of the personal belongings in your house, but our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can help. Our experts strive to give you peace of mind through stressful processes like off-site content recovery. No matter how we can help, give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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Professionals Clean Up Flood Damage in Port Orange Fast

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will get your Port Orange home back to normal after a flood.

We will show you the right way with your Port Orange flood damage.

Every year, Florida residents face the risk of flooding from storms. One to two inches of water accumulation is enough to cause thousands of dollars in damages. The average flood damage claim from 2008 to 2012 alone was $42,000. Kitchen flooding, in particular, poses many challenges for homeowners, as floods can thoroughly damage many surfaces and appliances.

If your home needs swift, professional flood damage mitigation in Port Orange, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to work with property owners and insurance adjusters to preserve your home and possessions while minimizing exposure to contaminants. SERVPRO also offers licensed contractors that provide cleanup services for both mold remediation (Florida license number MRSR515) and biohazards (license number 64-64-1785570).

How Flooding Can Affect Your Kitchen

If caught early, cabinets can be cleaned, disinfected, and dried. However, if flooding occurs while you are out of town, for example, cabinet removal may be necessary to minimize the risk from mold and other contaminants in floodwater. This is especially true for cabinets made from particleboard or wood veneer.

Hardwood flooring may need replacement to prevent exposure to microbes and contaminants. Because of the porous nature of wood, prolonged exposure to water may damage sealants and cause the wood to swell, warp, and buckle.

Whether you have ceramic tiles or vinyl flooring in your kitchen, flooding can do considerable damage. Vinyl can quickly lose adhesion to the floor on exposure to moisture and delaminates quickly. Ceramic tile is more resistant but over time, can also warp and detach the longer that the grout is exposed to moisture.

Be wary of using electric or gas appliances in a flooded kitchen. Turn off electricity at your circuit breaker and contact your gas provider to shut off gas as needed to maximize safety.

How SERVPRO Can Salvage Your Home

When your home is subject to flooding, whether from ground floods or torrential downpours, SERVPRO technicians can act quickly to remove water from your property. Because of the risk of spreading microbes through the air and absorption, disinfection is handled before drying during floods. This process may also be done again afterward, as is usually the situation involving clean water losses.  In cases with large amounts of standing water, technicians can use truck-mounted pumps to remove water and back-mounted extractors for smaller pools and hard-to-reach areas.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach/Port Orange is Faster to Any Size Disaster so that you can have your home back to its pre-flood condition. Call (386) 788-0358 today to start mitigating damage to your residence within hours.

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Is Your Your Daytona Beach Home Ready For Hurricane Season?

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

When you need us, call (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us And Homeowners In Daytona Beach Need To Be Ready!

Life in Daytona Beach is peaceful and full of sunshine. Industry around the area makes life interesting enough, as do tourists visiting our beaches. However, each year, we are susceptible to overwhelming downpours and a rise in water levels. In turn, we worry that floodwater could knock on our door and leave us in need of professional help to restore our homes.

Hurricane season is upon us, and homeowners must be ready to act quickly should a storm occur in Daytona Beach. SERVPRO is ready and equipped to respond when disaster strikes. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and trained to handle precisely these scenarios. All you need to do is call.

Floodwater carries debris and organisms into your home, which is why our SERVPRO team quickly removes any surfaces saturated with water, such as carpets and some upholstery. Leaving any of these items behind poses a threat to your health and may encourage the proliferation of mold in your home. Our crew is well-versed in environmental guidelines, so you do not have to worry about the proper disposal of any of the items in your home.

Eliminating the water from your home is a priority. If the flood is significant, our SERVPRO technicians can use a truck-mounted pump guided to the proper sewage option to pump the water out of your home. For less volume, we may use submersible pumps and dehumidifiers to extract all water. Following the extraction, our team focuses on making sure your home is back to normal humidity levels as we disinfect it. Foggers and cleaning solutions are just two of the industry techniques we are ready to use to leave your home in pristine condition.

Hurricane season in Daytona Beach can be scary. Knowing that SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is ready to help when disaster strikes should give you a sense of safety. When you need us, call (386) 788-0358 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Did the Recent Storms Cause Flooding in Your Port Orange Home?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

High winds and heavy rains can cause structural damage and allow water to enter your home.

Structural Compromise that Results in Flooded Port Orange Homes

Residents of the Port Orange area can attest that severe weather systems are par for the course. Throughout every season of the year, storm systems can sweep across the state or slam in from the Atlantic Coast. These disasters can significantly damage structures throughout the area, removing portions of roofs, siding, knocking over trees and utility poles, and breaking windows of the house. Apart from this destruction to the property from the outside, the newly exposed vulnerabilities can allow for more dangerous effects like flooding to occur. 

Many homeowners cannot fully appreciate the destructive capacity of flood damage until it occurs in their Port Orange residence. Our mission as SERVPRO professionals is to provide every customer with effective mitigation and recovery solutions, beginning with our fast response to these emergencies in your time of trouble. We arrive with the full measure of restorative equipment and recovery tools designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cleanup for your damaged property. 

Structural compromise is the first obstacle that our professionals must overcome when we first arrive. We have a full-service division of contractors that can help with emergency board up and tarping services. Both of these options can reduce the penetration of flood water into damaged areas of your home while protecting the house from further elemental damages in other ways as well. Once the storm has passed, our licensed contractors can work to reconstruct the compromised portions fully. 

Preventing further structural compromise within the home is also an important task that we do. We must assess the full scope of the damage using probing and non-probative moisture readers and detectors. These tools determine the amount of moisture and dampness trapped in inaccessible areas and hard-to-reach locations. In many situations, and based on severity, it is possible to address saturated areas and materials without making a single demolition cut. 

Flooding is a traumatic situation for homeowners, and that is why our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team works to restore its effects quickly. Contact us anytime you need us at (386) 788-0358.

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The Real Story Behind South Daytona Flood Damage Remediation

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

When flooding affects the living space in your home, mold damage can quickly follow. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and mold prevention.

Our Final Steps when Mitigating a Home for Flood Damage in South Daytona

Once we have completed all of the work involved in mitigating your South Daytona home, there remain a few final steps we need to finish before we leave your house and consider the job finished. We walk through your home where we performed the work and discuss any issues you might have, answering questions and providing additional information.

During this final inspection of your home that follows our flood damage mitigation work in South Daytona, our technicians pack up and remove the equipment we used to dry your home. They make notations of the final readings on various pieces of equipment, and mark each piece of machinery down as they place it back into one of our Green Fleet vehicles.

We also check one last time for problems with carpet installation, wooden trim, drywall seams, and other areas that we want to look perfect. If you see anything that concerns you, we ask that you bring it to our attention. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their experience with us and the work we carry out for them. We are always here to discuss any concerns you might have and ensure that you always remain satisfied with doing business with us and interacting with our team.

As we inspect your home, we focus mainly on safety issues. These include protruding nails that might cause an injury, loose areas of carpet in corners or other areas of the room, gaps or other problems in drywall or paneling, loose hinges on cabinetry and interior doors, and different situations. We want to detect these before they ever become a problem for you or your family.

We rarely find any of the above situations, but if we do, we want to get the problem repaired as soon as possible. We can typically perform this before we leave, but if you wish, we can reschedule for the next day or soon after. Your convenience helps decide when this takes place.

When discovered issues fall under the responsibility of a subcontractor, we can help you in ensuring they respond promptly to carry out the necessary repair work and finish the job needed.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to send out a team of flood damage specialists who are always prepared to mitigate the damage and make your Harbor Oaks or Allandale house a home again. Call us at (386) 788-0358, so we can help make the disaster a distant memory.

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Port Orange Renters, Flood-Damaging Contents, and SERVPRO

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Port Orange Flooding Damage? Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Content Preservation

Restoring Your Flood-Damaged Port Orange Apartment

With the likelihood of severe weather system rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, Port Orange property owners have a persistent threat of storm damage and subsequent flooding that comes with it. Preventing this situation can be impossible in some cases but having a professional team of certified professionals working to mitigate loss and save both your time and money can be a wise decision. With a 24/7 response to storm damage situations, our professionals can arrive fast with the equipment and expertise to lessen the impact on your apartment.

With your Port Orange apartment, flood damage can happen without direct structural damage to your specific unit. With adjoined ceilings, flooring, and even shared walls, water damage can penetrate multiple units quickly, which requires effective mitigation to reduce the devastating effects on the contents of your apartment and its structural integrity. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour emergency response to storm damages and flooding and can work with your insurance provider to get started on the restoration your property needs quickly.

With our mitigation tactics, we can work to reduce the damage that saturation and standing water can cause to your apartment. We have high-powered extraction equipment that can remove excess water fast, such as our extractor trucks, trash pumps, and other mobile pumps ideal for portable extraction solutions. With the standing water removed from your apartment, our professionals can work on the drying efforts to protect exposed structural elements and reduce the possibility of mold growth and other hazardous effects.

Our mitigation does not just encompass removing the pressing effects throughout your property, but also involve removing at-risk contents of your unit for focused cleaning and drying efforts at our facility. Our Contents Department can work efficiently to restore damaged items and prepare them for their return to your clean and dry apartment in the immediate future.

Flooding that affects apartment complexes can affect multiple units simultaneously. Let our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange rapid response team help to make these flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (386) 788-0358.

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Don't Let A Flood Cause Damage To Your Daytona Beach Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Structural Damages Can Allow Flooding To Your Daytona Beach Home

Many storm damages can compromise your Daytona Beach property and allow dire circumstances like water damage and flooding to take place. As traumatic as this situation might be, you have to react quickly to this structural weakness and reach out to trained professionals like ours. Our trained technicians have effective mitigation strategies to preserve many of the exposed structural elements throughout your home and to provide temporary and permanent repairs to damaged exterior components of your house.

With many of the high-powered storms that can come in from the Atlantic, many homes in Daytona Beach share a persistent risk of flood damage under the appropriate conditions. With excessive storms that can tear off structural defenses of a home, water can find its way into the property through runoff of the stormwater to direct heavy rainfall. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to this emergency with the equipment and expertise to make a difference with our effective mitigation tactics.

With compromised areas like your roof, siding, or missing windows, you need a team of professionals experienced in controlled demolition and the reconstruction efforts that your property requires. Our licensed contractors can help with everything from general residential construction to replacement of damaged electrical wiring and components, replacement and servicing of plumbing, and even tree removal to get reconstruction started.

For the flood damage that has occurred, extraction and drying are critical elements to returning your home to its original condition. With our portable sump pumps and extraction wands, our SERVPRO team can remove the standing water quickly from the affected areas. We can then set up our powerful drying tools like our air movers and dehumidifiers to begin getting moisture content throughout this damaged area under control.

As problematic as severe weather can be to the structural strength of your home, our SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange team can work quickly to protect the property from unnecessary tear out and reconstruction. Give our crew a call 24/7 at (386) 788-0358.

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Revealed: Daytona Beach Home Flood Damage Restoration Involves Many Steps

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage restoration includes both the contents and structure of your home. Should your home have flooding, contact SERVPRO right away.

Caring for Flooring and Contents After Minor Flood Damage in Daytona Beach

When you go out on the water to surf, sail, fish, or swim, you know that certain precautions help save your valuable electronics from the water. When your neighborhood near Daytona Beach gets too much rain, you might find that many of your belongings also got wet.

If your residence's landscaping has changed recently, flood damage in Daytona Beach can happen unexpectedly from just a small amount of rain. When water flow patterns change, they can force water from higher areas to run right into your home. Other areas might also suffer, even if your residence remains untouched. Guesthouses, pool areas, and garages can also find themselves with wet, soaked floors.

Flooring can retain a lot more moisture than what you might realize. Held in the actual fibers of the carpet or the swollen particles of laminate flooring, water also ends up underneath. Concrete can hold moisture, although not in as high a volume as held in the wood underlay. However, wood permits faster evaporation than concrete does because of its less-dense nature and the spacing between boards. As several of our employees work on drying out your floors, others work on drying out saturated contents and cleaning up personal belongings.

Many of your furniture items might need to air out in the sun for a few days, if weather permits, to remove any musty odors from the water. While flooding from overflows that originated on your property most likely does not contain the same hazards that other, larger flooding incidents might introduce, earthy smells can still become bothersome.

Getting these smells out sooner than later helps keep them from becoming more established and pervasive. When these odors do persist, we can use a hydroxyl gas chamber to saturate them with odor-eliminating gas. This gas is highly effective and so safe that many packing plants and other industries use it during daily operations to make things more pleasant for their workers.

Cleaning up your family's personal belongings with special cleaning agents and lint-grabbing towels removes both silt and germs. The same hydroxyl gas used on furniture can also make stuffed toys, clothing, and other items smell like you remember. Because hydroxyl gas is safe to use on damp items, it means we do not have to wait for items to dry for the deodorization step to take place, decreasing the amount of time required for mitigation of your property's flood damage.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange also provides mitigation and other services to Ponce Inlet, Harbor Oaks, and Allandale. Call our 24-hour service line at (386) 788-0358, any hour of the day or night, year-round, for professional services when flood damage tries to take over your home.

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Flood Damage and Your Daytona Home's Floors

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm can be overwhelming. When you and your family are safe, call SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Resounding Need to Help Prevent Possible Secondary Damages After Flooding

The rooms inside your Daytona home all gain a significant portion of their personality from their flooring. Each flooring type's different strengths and weaknesses affect how well they fare in a disaster. During the restoration process, many homeowners choose to replace damaged flooring types with those that suffer less damage in a similar tragedy.
When our area experiences severe weather, flood damage in Daytona can affect the entire city. Homeowners need reliable professionals. SERVPRO sends out technicians who are well-trained, certified, experienced and carry the necessary tools to perform all the restoration work a flooded house requires. We can restore your home back to pre-disaster condition, “Like it never even happened.”
The bacterial load carried into a house primes that house for further destruction in the future from microbial infestation and overgrowth. These microbes, as well as significant amounts of moisture, become trapped in tight spaces, including under the visible part of your flooring.
While your flooring may seem nearly impervious to the effects of water, standing water that remains for days or weeks can penetrate into spaces that otherwise would stand up to large spills. Water that seeps under linoleum dissolves glue while microbial activity produces gas that creates bubbled areas, forcing the linoleum to stretch. Wood laminate flooring can quickly disintegrate into pieces, causing a huge mess of a once-beautiful floor.
SERVPRO technicians have experience in removing individual boards in hardwood floors to prevent any damaging effects caused by the widening that wet boards experience. Giving boards the temporary space they need can eliminate permanent damage. It can also make our drying techniques much more efficient.
Removing tile from floors allows us to get the sub-floor to the moisture levels recommended by the manufacturer of the new flooring materials. Installing materials over too-damp underlay or concrete can cause your new flooring to fail, and possibly void any warranty related to your new flooring. Correctly installing your new floor gets the rest of your home ready for re-installation of shelving, cabinets, and other features that your family needs.
SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to help those in Allandale, Harbor Oaks, and nearby cities whenever flood damage ruins your home. The restoration work your home needs in such situations begins with a call from you to (386) 788-0358, our 24-hour emergency line.

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Daytona Beach’s Flood Damage Crew Talks About Containing Hazardous Substances

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Backed Up Black Flood Waters? For Daytona Beach Call SERVPRO for Removal and Sanitation

Storms and Flooding Can Contaminate Homes in the Daytona Beach Area

If the living area of your house gets wet after the next storm strikes the Daytona Beach region, the water coming in from the outside could be contaminated. Bacteria and pollutants that exist outdoors can get into the water that comes inside due to a flood. Whenever excessive moisture affects a building, restoration professionals put the problem into a category based on how contaminated the water is. When the source of a water leak is clean water, it is considered a category one damage and is called clear water. Flood water is not considered clear. Water that leaks from a sink drain or comes into a home from the outside is not drinkable and is considered category 2 or grey water and may contain some level of contaminants. If a sewage line breaks or muddy water from the outside comes into a structure, then it is considered a category three situation and is called black water.

Any time you notice things inside your residence are wet after a storm, you are dealing with either grey rainwater or black water. When arriving at any flood damage job in Daytona Beach, our SERVPRO technicians immediately test the contamination level of the water that entered the building. If the water is considered black, then different procedures get taken to ensure the safety of the workers during the water removal and cleanup services.

In all cases of black water damage and some cases when grey water affects your contents and building materials, a containment chamber gets set up around the affected area. Building containment helps to keep in any hazardous substances so that they do not spread to unaffected areas of your house. These chambers also protect our SERVPRO technicians and any other occupants from exposure to contaminants.

Containing affected areas also helps manage airflow from clean to contaminated regions. According to industry professionals, the three types of containment are the source, local, and full scale. Source containment only gets isolated in the area close to the source of the damage. Local or mini containment blocks off a specific section of your home. Full-scale containment is when the air is contaminated in the entire house, and the whole building has to get contained. When this happens, an air scrubber is often set up to clean harmful particles out of the air.

If your residence ever floods after a storm, it is best to call our SERVPRO team right away. The longer contaminated grey or black water stays in your building materials and contents the worse the problems can get. Call SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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When Your Daytona Beach Home Requires Water Damage Removal Services

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Keep the Alligators and Storm Waters Out of Your Daytona Beach Home--Call Us

Flood Waters Require Professional Extraction to Mitigate Damages--Call SERVPRO

As a homeowner in Daytona Beach, you are no stranger to the severe weather systems that can roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. While any one of these more significant storms could affect your home in disastrous ways, perhaps one of the most threatening of these would be the potential flooding that could result from storm damages to the exterior of your home.
While this kind of damage can present itself in several ways, most commonly high volumes of water can enter your home through vulnerabilities in the roof due to missing shingles or compromised siding covering your house. Once these points have gotten exposed, the torrential rains that come along with these severe systems have unabated access to flow into your home through this penetration point. Fortunately, our experienced SERVPRO professionals can help you combat the effects of this disaster and oversee water damage removal to your Daytona Beach residence.
From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we can begin inspecting the affected areas for both the immediate damage as well as the source of the problem you experience. Smaller access points that do not require reconstruction before our restoration process can begin we can board up or tarp over to alleviate the pressing threat of further damages to the area.
Restoring the water damage requires several types of equipment both to extract the water from the internal flood and to expedite the drying efforts throughout the affected area. The faster that this process can get accomplished, the less structural damage, reconstruction, or replacements need to occur to complete restoration successfully. We can coordinate the water removal and restoration with your insurance adjuster and help simplify your claims.
You might not always get as prepared as you might like to be for the severe weather that could affect your house, but when even the worst case scenario occurs, our technicians can help you through the mess to restore the damage. You can trust our experienced SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange specialists to work quickly to give you back your home the way that it used to be, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (386) 788-0358.

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