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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.

Ready or Not

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Summer Storms are Coming Get your umbrellas here comes the rain

Summer weather in Illinois can be pretty unpredictable. Today's forecast calls for heavy wind and rains. Are you prepared to weather the storm?

Here at SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook we are always prepared to help.

Should you fall victim to flood  or storm damage, don't hesitate to call our team of professionals at (630)771-1720. We offer 24/7 emergency response to help mitigate the damage caused by water intrusion into your home. Our team of professionals can provide on site estimates or work directly with any insurance carrier to ensure that your home is restored to its preloss condition.

Our goal is to minimize the damage and frustration of storm loss to your property.

We hope to make it "Like it never even happened."

What's that smell?

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Deodorizing the air Deodorizing the air to get rid of the horrible smoke smell.

Sometimes in the case of smoke and fire damage it can travel through out a building in no time.

In this particular case , a fire broke out in the apartment on the first floor and all of the apartments on the floors above were affected with smoke and fire damage.

In cases like these we still take the same steps as if the fire happened in the apartment.

We take our time cleaning the contents and the structure to ensure there is no soot or harmful contaminants in the air.

We also place the proper equipment to help the process along, one of the important components is an air scrubber.

The air scrubber filters the dirty air via a hepa filter and releases clean breathable air.

We also use a hydroxyl  which purifies the air and helps get rid of the smoke smell.

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook will ensure the job is done right and in a timely fashion to get you back living in your home as soon as possible.

We are Cleaning Experts !

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fogging a commercial business Fogging a Commercial business with a ULV Fogger

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook/Evanston 630-771-1720

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Storm Response Professionals

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Storms can be unpredictable. Lightning Fast Response!

When your property is overcome with water call on the professionals at SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook to help make it “Like it never even happened.”  Our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your water restoration needs.  Whether it is your residential property or your commercial business that you need back up and running SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook has the advanced inspection and drying equipment to meet your water mitigation needs.  Our crew chief will monitor and document the drying process daily to ensure your property is restored properly and quickly with the least amount of secondary damage.  SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrrok works with all insurance companies to make the process stress free for the property owner.

Ready to Respond in Your Time of Need

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Woodridge/Bolingbrook, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 630-771-1720

Let us help you stay in business!

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Chicagoland 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.

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook

630-771-1720

Our Keys to Success

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

All the awards our franchise has received over the years Recognition keeps us moving forward!

Every SERVPRO franchise has a plan for success in their area.  They carry an internal Mission Statement, a Vision Statement and Core Values to set themselves apart from the competition.  That means there are 1700 Mission Statements, Vision Statements and Core Values that ebb and flow throughout the nation.  All with a common goal of adhering to our company slogan, “Like it never even happened."  And that, folks, is what sets us apart from the others!

I share below SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook contributions that distinguishes us from the singularity. 

VISION STATEMENT

“To be a beacon in our community while providing disaster relief (big or small) services with efficiency and professionalism.”

MISSION STATEMENT

“To continue to provide a client experience with knowledgeable and professional restoration services for the Chicagoland area.”

CORE VALUES

  1. Be honest, respectful and caring to your team members
  2. Make a good first impression by always being on time, showing leadership, and being accountable for your actions and the safety of others.
  3. Creating a united work environment with communication, teamwork, and a positive mental attitude in order to succeed.
  4. Always strive to learn new things about my job and industry, while keeping our customers informed