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Water Damage

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. A certified water damage restoration service not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, they have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

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Let the professionals take over

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Falling Hazard Heads Up!

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Sometimes it's best to let the professionals handle it.

This water damage photo from Bolingbrook, IL depicts trapped water in a drywall kitchen ceiling caused by water leaking from an upstairs bath. The elderly couple involved had the good sense to contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook to assist with the removal of this ceiling and drying of their home.

Attempting to remove this ceiling without weep holes to drain the water and excess weight could result in collapse and even injury.

Fortunately our technicians are well versed in safety procedures and were able to remove this ceiling without incident or injury.

SERVPRO takes special care when it comes to demo. Protection the floor and any items around the area. 

Please don't hesitate to call 630.771.1720 with all your restoration needs.

Ready when you need us most

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook 

We are available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help.

Call Today – (630)771-1720.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect:

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook:

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 630 771 1720

SERVPRO vs Graffiti- SERVPRO wins!!

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Graffiti no match for SERVPRO! SERVPRO wins vs Graffiti!

This commercial facility fell victim to some mischievous vandals. Graffiti and vandalism are no fun for the victims involved. Fortunately our team of trained professionals are equipped to handle a multitude of different problems.  In this case, our technicians professionally removed the graffiti and cleaned the stained gate to like new condition. A little training goes a long way. Our products identified the correct product and used SERVPRO's patented graffiti remover to destroy the stain without damaging the finish. Our team then cleaned the gate to make it shine. Taking pride in our work is one of the things that separates our professionals from our competitors. We are proud to have polite, well trained technicians representing our brand here at SERVPRO of Evanston.  

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook 

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Unique Challenges Calls for SERVPRO!

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial loss? Call SERVPRO! Unique Challenges Calls for SERVPRO!

Flooding and water damage events at Bolingbrook commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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Levels of Commercial Losses

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

One area SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook specializes in is handling damage on commercial properties whether it be fire damage, water damage, or even property damage due to natural disasters. We know that no matter the cause of damage, downtime due to damage on your property can be costly to both your business and your customers. 

One tool we use to assess property damage to begin the mitigation process is a grading system. Commercial property damage can be graded on a scale of one to three based on the size of the area and the extent of damage present. 

Level 1

Level 1 commercial losses typically involve affected spaces of 15,000 square feet or less. A level 1 loss may be a small, stand-alone establishment such as a restaurant, small church, small warehouse, or daycare facility. It could also be a small portion of a larger structure. 

Level 2

A level 2 loss usually involves anywhere from 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. These buildings are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces that may include small multi-family homes, midsize churches or schools, a small shopping center, or a midsize warehouse. A level 2 loss may also be a portion of a much larger structure. 

Level 3

Level 3 commercial losses typically involve more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. These may include, but are not limited to, large multilevel structures such as hospitals, schools, or universities. A level 3 commercial damage is officially considered a “large loss.”

Summer Firework Safety

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

With the beginning of the summer and Fourth of July not too far off, we are gonna start seeing a lot of something: fireworks. While the National Safety Council does encourage everyone to enjoy firework displays put on by professionals, it is advised that we leave it only to the professionals. You really should not attempt to light off fireworks on your own, even if they are legal in your area. Fireworks can cause serious burn and eyes injuries to children and even adults if they malfunction or are not handled properly. SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook knows the danger and devastation fireworks can cause if you end up accidentally starting a fire. To help keep you safe this summer, we have compiled a few tips on how to safely use or be around fireworks this summer if you choose to do so. 

Safety Tips 

  • Never allow children to handle fireworks. 
  • Do not use fireworks if impaired by drugs or alcohol. 
  • When using fireworks or standing nearby, protective eyewear should be used.
  • Never light fireworks indoors and use them away from people, houses, and flammable materials. 
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person. 
  • Have a bucket of water or hose nearby. 
  • Do not try to make your own fireworks. 
  • Never relight a dud. 
  • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the garbage. 
  • Do not use illegal fireworks. 
  • Do not shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers. 

In the tragic event of a fire from any cause, SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is always ready to help. With a quick response time and efficient work, we can make it “Like it never even happened,” in no time so you can get back to enjoying your summer. 

Sump Pumps and Sump Pump Backups

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Sump pump Prevent sump pump backup with proper maintenance.

A sump pump is a small pump installed into the lowest portion of a basement or crawlspace, serving the purpose of keeping the area under the building dry. It pumps water under the building away from it to prevent flooding. Clogging or loss of power are two things among many that can lead to water backup from your sump pump. When a sump pump backs up it can cause flooding that can possibly lead to thousands of dollars in water damage and mold if the area is not cleaned and dried properly. 

Proper maintenance and routine inspection can help to prevent the problems that occur when a sump pump fails. Cleaning your sump pump is one way to extend its life and make sure that it stays working properly. Running a vinegar solution through the pump can be done to clean it. Removing any dirt or debris and making sure all vents and air holes are clean can also help to ensure it stays in working order. 

In the event that cleaning and maintenance does not prevent sump pump backup, SERVPRO of Evanston is prepared to help you in situations of flooding, water damage, and mold caused by water backup into your home. Our team is equipped with the proper training and equipment to quickly resolve the problem, minimizing the stress that flooding in your home can cause.

Clean Homes Sell Faster: Why Sellers and Realtors Should Choose SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

for sale SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook can get your home ready to sell.

It is indeed a fact: clean, fresh smelling homes sell faster. Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and dust throughout your home. Leaks from pipes, roofing, and other overlooked areas can cause water damage that goes unnoticed for periods of time. All of these can lower the value of a home and make it harder to sell. 

Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for a few very important reasons: 

  • Increased market value 
  • Reduced list to sale conversion times 
  • Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales 

Here at SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook, we know that the real estate market is hot right now. We also know that you want to sell fast so you can get your money quickly. No matter the size of the job, our SERVPRO Professionals are equipped to get your home in top condition so that it can sell quickly and you can make the maximum profit. 

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook offers a variety of services to prepare homes for sale, including but not limited to: 

  • Carpet, upholstery, drapery, and blind cleaning 
  • Ceiling, wall, and hard floor cleaning 
  • Deodorization 
  • Duct and HVAC cleaning 
  • Mold mitigation and remediation

Whether you are a homeowner looking to sell fast or a realtor seeking a reputation for quality listings, SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is here to help. For inquiries about services related to cleaning houses for sale call (630)-771-1720.

Accidents Happen!

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Results of an electrical Fire A commercial building after an electrical fire

Accidents happen and here at SERVPRO of Evanston we completely understand. 

Here are some emergency fire damage tips-

1. Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into carpet and avoid tracking

2. Keep Hands Clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork

3. If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor

4. Wipe soot from metal kitchen and bathroom faucets,trim and appliances

5. Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting you SERVPRO Franchise professional

6. Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire , heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.

7.Don't attempt to shampoo carpets, rugs, or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO franchise professional.