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Pipe burst in church.

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Pipe burst in church. One room in the church that was cut 2 feet!

On a Friday night around 6pm, a call came in from a church 15 minutes from the warehouse. Within an hour the whole SERVPRO crew was loading up the equipment for the job. With in 2 hours of the call everyone was working at the job extracting water and removing base from wet drywall. The job was caused by a pipe burst, shooting right though the drywall going though another another wall. In total 14 rooms were affected with wet walls and wet carpet. The job continued with cutting two feet of drywall, removing any wet materials affected by the water. The SERVPRO team went above and behind working past midnight making sure the job is done right. No water was left in the carpet and all walls were treated, ready for drying. A big job for the SERVPRO team but they are always happy to help. The maintenance team express "You guys were so fast and did such an AMAZING job".    

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook Commercial Facility Services

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to commercial cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

Commercial Restoration Services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

For Emergency Services, Call 24/7 – 630-771-1720

In addition to Commercial Restoration Services, SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook offers Commercial Cleaning Services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. We have the specialized equipment, various products, and skilled cleaning methods to make your business look its very best. 

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Bio-hazard and Sewage
  • Post-Construction Clean
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have Questions? Call us - 630-771-1720

Restoring your Facility after a Commercial Water Damage Event

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Woodridge, Bolingbrook and Darien 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.

Questions? Call Us at 630-771-1720

Is Your Business Ready??

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Research indicates that only around 50 percent of businesses that suffer an incapacitating disaster are able to recover and resume operations…and only 29 percent remain in business just two years later.  It is also estimated that 95% of disasters affecting regular business operations are internal or man-made, such as fire or internal flooding.  Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a plan to efficiently stabilize and mitigate damage in order to get back into their buildings following a disaster. 

Most full contingency plans are made up of three main parts:  incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity.  SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile is a vital component of any existing contingency plan as it addresses both incident response and disaster recovery.

By developing a SERVPRO® ERP for your business, you can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do, who to call and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation.  Timely mitigation minimizes the effects of water and fire damage allowing your property and business to be restored at an advanced rate.  Putting you back in business with as little down time as possible.

For more information on creating your customized Emergency Ready Profile email sp9445erp@yahoo.com or call us at 630-771-1720

24 Hour Remediation Services for Your Bolingbrook or Woodridge Business

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is Ready to Answer the Call 24/7

On the call 24/7:

            As an independently owned business ourselves, we understand that business continuity is extremely important and that every hour lost is a customer and revenue lost. And with our highly trained and certified technicians, we can prevent loses such as water damage and mold from being a long-term problem to your business. Being that we are a 24-hour franchise, we have a flexible schedule to work around time strains you may have.

We have the experience and the technology needed to solve any problem. If your business is damaged by water, fire or any other forces of mother nature, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook! 630-771-1720 

Restoring Your Commercial Property After a Water Loss

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at 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.

How to Winterize Your Commercial Property to Prevent Freezing Water Pipes

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Freezing temperatures can create all types of hazards and often cause major damage to properties when proper preparations are not taken.  The mess and cost to clean up a water line or pipe that freezes is not something that anyone wants to deal with and is avoidable if certain steps are taken prior to the arrival of winter weather conditions.

Freezing temperatures can also cause vital safety systems, such as fire protection systems to malfunction. Worst case scenario, sprinkler pipes can burst resulting in major damage to buildings, furnishing, computer and electrical equipment.

The saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure comes to mind when dealing with the results of frozen water lines. Take these 5 steps listed below to prevent freezing water pipes from bursting and to keep your building and its occupants safe this winter.

5 Steps to Preventing Burst Pipes:

1. Insulate all water pipes that run along the exterior of the building or those that are located in unheated interior spaces.
2. Inspect water pipes on a regular basis, looking for any signs of small leaks or fatigue that could cause them to fail in a big way when the freezing temperatures arrive.
3. Run water at a slow drip to relieve the pressure that can burst a pipe in the case that it does freeze.
4. Check all shutoff valves and levers to make sure they are in pristine working order.
5. Keep utilities on in vacant units- if you have vacant units, the cost of maintaining utilities in that unit will offset the cost of loss that could result from the lack of heat or water movement which causes frozen pipes and subsequent water damage.

While these 5 preventative measures can help to avoid a catastrophic pipe burst, being prepared should the pipes burst is paramount to minimizing the damage. First turn off the main water supply. If this is not possible, contact a plumber and explain that it is an emergency.

Should you notice water seeping from the ceiling and/or walls, shut down the power supply at the meter box and call an electrician immediately. Make every effort to protect documents, electronics and computers. Open doors and windows in the water damaged area to allow for drying and contact an emergency clean up service immediately. The sooner you have a professional disaster clean up team on site, the quicker and less expensive the cost to repair and prevent hazardous mold growth.

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is that professional disaster clean up team.  If you find yourself in this situation- please call us at:

630-771-1720

We are here 24 x 7 365 days a year!

Office Carpet Cleaning Should Be Done By Professionals

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Regular office carpet cleaning is necessary for maintaining a professional, healthy atmosphere. No one likes to work in filth, and over time, the flooring will pick up a great deal of soil and debris. If it is not regularly removed, the flooring will deteriorate at an accelerated rate, harbor odors, and look unattractive and dirty. Fortunately, certified professionals can keep the flooring nearly soil free as long as they are brought in for a thorough treatment on a regular basis.

Commercial buildings withstand a great deal of foot traffic every day, and with the foot traffic comes soil, moisture, and other debris. With entry mats near the entrances and daily vacuuming, most of this soil can be kept from penetrating into the fibers. However, it isn’t a perfect solution, and deep office carpet cleaning will be needed before long.

There are several treatment methods available for commercial buildings, but most textile manufacturers agree that hot water extraction is the most effective method. During hot water extraction, a combination of superheated water and detergent is injected deep into the carpeting and vacuumed up once it has a chance to suspend any soil.

Need Carpet Cleaning? 
Call SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook Today – (630) 771-1720

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

7 Emergency Supplies Your Business Should Always Have on Hand

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

If disaster strikes during business hours, you and your employees may become stranded at work for an undetermined amount of time. You could experience a lack of power or clean drinking water, and you may need to endure the elements outside, no matter the season. Whether you’re forced to remain at the office for hours or days, it’s always wise to ensure that you have plenty of emergency supplies at the ready for yourself and your employees.
Here is a quick list of the necessities that you should keep on hand in the event of an emergency. These items will help you take the proper measures to protect your employees from harm:

Food – Your workplace should have at least a 3-day supply of emergency food for each employee in the event of a disaster. We recommend stocking up on non-perishable items such as salt-free crackers, canned foods with high liquid content, protein bars, peanut butter, and dried fruits. Make sure that these foods don’t require refrigeration, cooking, or any other kind of preparation.

Water – Just like the non-perishable items, your office should also keep a minimum 3-day supply of emergency water per person. Ideally, this would include one gallon of water per person per day. You can do this by purchasing cases of water bottles or storing 55-gallon water storage barrels to use for drinking and sanitation purposes when necessary.

Emergency Lights – Sometimes when disasters occur, electricity may go out for minutes, hours, or even days, leaving you and your employees in the dark. Emergency lighting is essential to help you and your staff navigate through the dark, especially if there is debris. While battery-powered flashlights can work in a pinch, it’s best to have a few solar-powered or hand-cranked flashlights and candles on hand to light the way.

Radios – Radios are useful, especially when you need to receive life-saving updates and evacuation notices. We recommend keeping a few AM/FM solar-powered radios on hand. Battery-powered radios also work well, but it’s wise to conserve battery power whenever possible.

First Aid Kits – In the event that one of your employees is injured, a first aid kit can come in handy. Keep a few comprehensive emergency first aid kits in easily accessible locations. Your kits should include bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, and other useful items.

Protection Against the Elements – If your building sustains any damage that makes it unsafe to occupy, you and your staff may need to leave the premises. Be prepared with rain ponchos, thermal blankets, gloves, body warmer pads, and a canopy shelter.

Sanitation Supplies – In the event of a disaster, plumbing and running water will more than likely be unavailable. To keep things sanitary and stave off sickness, your office should have emergency sanitation supplies available. These items should include hand sanitizers, individual tissue packets, quality cleaning chemicals, and more.

We hope that this list has helped you become more aware of the issues that you and your staff may face during crises. Be sure to print this list out and keep it with your disaster preparation plan. In the meantime, make sure that you have a vetted vendor for times of emergencies.
Call SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook to see how we can serve you.  630-771-1720

Emergency Readiness Program

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Readiness Program Be Prepared
Disasters can strike a building at any time and quickly bring business to a halt. Whether it’s flooding, burst pipes, fires, or any number of natural or man-made disaster, you will want to reopen your doors as soon – and as discretely – as possible. That’s where SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook can help you.
 
SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is skilled in locating, addressing, and minimizing damage your building may sustain quickly and discretely. Whether it’s a small emergency or an unprecedented disaster, you can count on us to mobilize quickly and respond to your emergency, no matter the day or time.

We strive to build relationships with our clients before they need us. We accomplish this through our Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP), which helps our clients be ready if and when an emergency or disaster occurs. SERVPRO can be a one-stop shop for commercial buildings, providing building maintenance and cleaning services, restoration services, and pre-disaster planning.

SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook is dedicated to working hard so you can open your doors as quickly as possible after a disaster happens. You can count on us to handle emergencies and difficult situations with precision, expertise, and discretion. We are committed to your privacy; our services will remain completely confidential.
 
Schedule your FREE Emergency Readiness Profile today 630-771-1720

What To Do After a Commercial Fire

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

Thousands of businesses are affected by commercial fire damage each year due to a wide range of causes. Whether it's a restaurant that encounters a fire, an office in a building that was affected by a nearby disaster, or a severe storm that sparks flames, such an event is never easy to deal with. 
 
Few proprietors are prepared to grapple with the aftermath of a fire because it's not something that most business owners expect will happen to them. Entrepreneurs who suffer commercial fire damage may feel at a loss when it comes to picking up the pieces and resuming business as usual. Here are three key steps you should consider taking after a fire has shut down your business. 
 
1. Get in contact with your insurance company right away. 
Not only will this be one of the most relevant steps to getting back open and serving your customers, but also your insurance company will provide the funds needed to make repairs to your business. We know how to navigate the commercial claims process, and any repairs that we complete will meet or exceed your insurance provider's requirements.We do emphasize that we are not an insurance company.
 
2. Secure the remaining equipment and property in your building. 
Unfortunately, commercial fire damage increases the likelihood of vandalism and theft, as your building will be left vulnerable and less secure. Patching up walls, doors, and windows, even temporarily, can go a long way towards preventing further problems. The experts at SERVPRO have the experience and tools needed to secure your business's exterior and interior quickly. As a result, your property will be safeguarded, and any further damage to the building will be minimized. 
  
3. Be mindful of smoke damage. 
Even if it appears that your business was only minimally affected by commercial fire damage, the building likely has lingering smoke that will destroy your equipment, documents, and inventory over time. When you call SERVPRO, we'll thoroughly inspect your business for smoke damage and effectively clean it up, eliminate odors and restore satisfactory indoor air quality.
 
The team at SERVPRO of Woodridge/Bolingbrook  knows how devastating commercial fire damage can be, and we're committed to helping you get your business back up and running. To obtain a quote or get more information about our fire repair and restoration services, call us 24/7 at 630-771-1720.

Restoring Your Bolingbrook Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Bolingbrook Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

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.

Want to know more about us?  Click the link!

http://www.SERVPROwoodridgebolingbrook.com/company-profile