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Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Carol Stream Saves Your Business's Reputation

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Carol Stream Saves Your Business's Reputation Leaking pipes and failed plumbing can cause extensive water damage to your business requiring professional commercial water damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Commercial Water Damage

Carol Stream’s residents rely on local businesses to provide services and goods nearby. Convenience and a sense of community are essential to the success of your company and drive our mission to support your enterprise if water damage threatens its day to day operations. Trained technicians, proven strategies, and efficient equipment are the strength we bring to your disaster.

Retail outlets in Carol Stream can suffer water damage because of aging infrastructure. Small leaks and minor intrusions of moisture progressively damage commercial buildings. Responding immediately and keeping insignificant water leak issues in line is the preferred course, but if water damage goes unnoticed, our crews can still bring your store or shop back to its “Grand Opening” condition.

Sixty years passed since the incorporation of our village, and some of the buildings can show their age with aging plumbing and decades of water intrusion. SERVPRO specializes in inspecting for hidden water issues so that our restoration efforts are complete. Water is very destructive and can lead to secondary issues such as mold infestations and crumbling building materials if not resolved. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training our technicians master readies our crews for even tricky water damage restoration projects.

SERVPRO’s goal is to restore rather than demolish and remodel commercial interiors. We also follow protocols that contain the areas affected while you can continue operating your business in unsullied areas of your property. This flexibility ensures that your reputation as a reliable provider of goods and services does not take a hit during a water damage restoration project.

We isolate the source of water causing damage and make arrangements to have plumbing, leaky roofs, or poorly draining gutter systems repaired. Our SERVPRO crew pinpoints areas of standing water or pooled up pockets of moisture behind walls or in recesses. Depending on the depth of the water, we use submersible pumps or extractors to evacuate the moisture. Weighted wands help us pull moisture from saturated carpeting, working toward drying both carpet and padding in place.

Air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters assist in achieving drying goals. Our crew members are expert in measuring moisture levels in building materials, monitoring the reduction in dampness throughout the drying cycle to meet the goal set. SERVPRO technicians touch up painting and other finishes as final effort to bring your retail space back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is eager to assist with your commercial water damage needs. We live in and enjoy this area and are proud to offer expert commercial water damage remediation after your call to (630) 830-6236.

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Older Glendale Heights Homes are More Prone to Flood Damage

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Older Glendale Heights Homes are More Prone to Flood Damage If your home suffers damage after a flash flood, call our SERVPRO technicians to restore your home and prevent further damage.

Call SERVPRO as Soon as Possible if You Experience Flood Damage in Your Home

Your Glendale Heights home might not be as well prepared for flash flooding as you thought. The problem could go all the way back to the home’s initial construction, what sort of drainage had gotten installed to divert water away from the foundation of your home. French drains are now understood to play a critical role in water diversion from this vulnerable area of your house, but if your home does not have one installed, you are just biding your time until the blocks used in the construction of the basement floor of your home weaken enough to allow water penetration.

Modern construction is very heavy-laden with water diversion equipment and waterproofing on the exterior (and even interior) to prevent flood damage to your Glendale Heights residence. Unfortunately, if your home got built even a few decades ago, a lot of what gets deemed critical processes now merely was not that crucial to protecting your home back then to residential contractors. The downside is that your home is inherently weaker and more prone to the damage that excessive water from natural disasters can do.

When water can penetrate vulnerable gaps and crevices in the joints of the blockwork used in the construction of your basement, these points become weaker and broader the more exposure they endure. Soon, water can enter your home unabated, which in a situation like flash flooding, could prove disastrous. Your best solution is reaching out to SERVPRO quickly to help limit the damage to the structural components of your home and help to prevent irreparable damages to the contents of what you store on the lower levels of your house.

Extraction is a large part of the process, but even this is only effective for a short time. The real solution to your problem, coinciding with the restoration process, is to repair the damage present in the foundation of your home. This solution might include installing a sump pump in the basement or could be as simple as repairing vulnerable areas of the block with a patch of hydraulic cement.

Restoration of your home following flood damage is something that should happen as quickly as possible. The longer that you wait, the more that structural elements can weaken and the likelihood increases that they need to get replaced. Contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale today at (630) 830-6236.

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Why Mold Damage In Your Lombard House Should Be Dealt With Promptly

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage In Your Lombard House Should Be Dealt With Promptly Mold in a Petri Dish Is Better Than In Your Lombard Home. For Remediation Contact SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tip: Fix Leaks Fast, Stop Mold Fast

Small leaks underneath sinks and drips from the exposed pipes in your Lombard home might not seem like that pressing of an issue, but they could result in something much worse than a slightly elevated utility bill every month. With the right temperatures combining with naturally occurring spores in the air that we breathe, you could have all of the necessary components to allow fungal growth in the area around this moisture.
 
The trouble with slight plumbing concerns like what got mentioned earlier is that you often are not checking on these areas to see if they have gotten any worse. You might go weeks or months before you even know that mold has started to sprout on the organic surfaces surrounding this small leak in your piping system. Now, you have mold damage in your Lombard residence that is spreading farther and thriving more every day.
 
Fortunately for you, our SERVPRO professionals get trained to the high standards of the IICRC. They set the bar for high-quality mold remediation techniques and strategies, and every technician gets upheld to these higher standards to come and work on your home. From the moment that we arrive, our assessment of the affected area offers the information needed to focus our efforts and quarantine the area where the colonies grow and thrive.
 
Ultimately, one the priorities for the remediation specialists working at your home is to prevent the spread of active spores to new areas of your home. This process gets simplified through the use of air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters as well as negative air chambers, depending on the circumstances. Eliminating the source of the moisture in the area is another critical component to the process, and this typically gets achieved through the use of dehumidification equipment and the repair of the leak

that started the problem in the first place.
 
Mold damage in your home does not have to be something that you contend with alone. You can trust the experience and professionalism of our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team to help you reclaim your home. Give us a call today at (630) 830-6236.

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Why You Need Cleaning Services When You Face Fire Damage in Lombard

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Cleaning Services When You Face Fire Damage in Lombard When fire damage seems overwhelming, contact the technicians at SERVPRO to help you deal with the damage including insurance claims.

SERVPRO Technicians Deal With ALL Aspects of Damage After a Fire

Even after that fire has been put off, you need restorative services to address fire damage on your property. Restoration is meant to return your structure to its preloss state, and the level of damage usually determines the procedures to use. If you are a resident in Lombard, you have to take all safety concerns seriously before the restoration process can start.
 
Our SERVPRO team advises you to limit movement in your home after a fire damage incident in Lombard so that you do not end up embedding soot particles into your carpets and upholstery. After all, you do not know how safe the structure is, and it is advisable to wait until we do an assessment. We check whether there are cracks in the floors and walls, whether the ceiling tiles are intact, and switch off electrical circuits.
 
If you also need to reduce a fire damage claim's cost, then you have to seek for restoration and cleaning services. By doing that, you can salvage most of your contents and avoid replacing some items and resurfacing specific areas. Our SERVPRO team understands the cleaning elements and principles and chooses the most appropriate procedure, depending on the situation we are addressing.
 
To successfully clean the smoke-damaged items, we trace the source of the fire and then assess how far the smoke particles have moved. We also look at the type of particles when establishing cleaning methods. Different surfaces need different cleaning methods for them to be restorable. We are careful with the process we choose, and after capturing and removing the residues, we have to do the disposal.
 
We know that temperature is so crucial when cleaning items since it increases chemical reactions by making molecules in the cleaning solutions to move faster. It also decreases the surface tension of the cleaning solutions and causes them to penetrate into surfaces. After that, we can then dry your items and wet areas and perform deodorization to prevent the possibility of bacterial and fungi growth.
 
At SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether in commercial or residential premises. Call us at (630) 830-6236 at any time of the day and be served by a trusted industry leader.
 
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Crawl Space Water Damage In Your Lombard Home

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crawl Space Water Damage In Your Lombard Home When you have a crawl space under your Lombard home, water can enter into from various sources.

Water Damage In Your Home

When you have a crawl space under your Lombard home, water can enter into from various sources. These include plumbing leaks, groundwater, and heavy rain. While water itself might not cause problems outside of a wet crawl space, moisture which evaporates from that water can cause problems. Mold, wood rot, high electric bills, and mildew are all possible from humidity in your crawl space.

A small crack in your foundation can be the culprit to your crawl space moisture as well. However, no matter what the situation is, you should get it taken care of a soon as you can to avoid additional water damage to your Lombard home. Our SERVPRO staff is always standing by to assist you with an emergency like this, and we have the equipment to be able to get into tighter spaces as well.

Since working in water-damaged crawl spaces can be a challenge due to small access doors which makes equipment challenging to pass through, we have to work carefully. Even if the door is large enough to pass equipment through, the space itself can lack adequate room for a dehumidifier to stand upright. We may need to remove insulation to help us work.

SERVPRO staff also checks for electrical hazards which may be present and ensure that electrical circuits going under your home are deactivated. The water in crawl spaces is usually black or gray because of dirt floors, so we also wear appropriate safety equipment.

We can then remove the standing water from the crawl space. Finding the lowest point, we use a submersible pump to get rid of the majority of the water. Once it is removed, we then figure out the best way to dry out the structural parts of your floor. We block off foundation vents unless we can use an open drying system.

If possible, we place dehumidifiers and air movers in the crawl space to finish the drying. We might need to remove a section of the floor or other methods if they do not fit. We also tent the area off to create a smaller drying area.

We can use a flex hose as a duct if our equipment does not fit so air can be moved from dehumidifiers into the crawl space. A piece of light gauge sheet metal can be cut to fit the outlet of the dehumidifier to vent dry air into spaces which are small.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has different methods of drying the crawl space in your home in Addison, Glen Ellyn, or Lombard when space is tight. Call us at (630) 830-6236 as soon as you realize a problem, and we work with you to get your home dry and safe again.

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Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Water Damage in Your Lombard Office

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Water Damage in Your Lombard Office SERVPRO has the training and expertise to handle your important files and equipment damaged during a water emergency.

SERVPRO Restores Your Business Quickly and Gets Your Doors Open Sooner

Your office building might seem like it is always open and operating, but that might also be a testament to the commitment that you have to the clients you serve and the community around you. When you have an emergency that threatens this same commitment that you uphold to your clients, it is a situation that demands resolution quickly and efficiently. To make matters worse, water emergencies can threaten not only the productivity of the office building itself but also threaten to irreparably damage equipment and sensitive files if it does not get dealt with promptly.

When water damage threatens your Lombard facility, you have many concerns that are racing through your mind. Handling each of these concerns for your staff and your clients can keep your hands full enough, so it is easy to hand off the restoration to a qualified professional to oversee getting your building back on its feet.

A water emergency can present itself in several different ways, from the bursting of indoor plumbing to the malfunctions of fire prevention equipment like the sprinkler systems. Both can leave large volumes of water in the affected areas, not to mention requires being physically turned off to prevent water from continuously flowing through the break or separation. By the time that the problem gets noticed, a significant emergency situation could be on your hands.

However, permitting SERVPRO to oversee the restoration needs you have can also easily get attributed to your need to get the office back up and running as quickly as possible. Not only do the clients that you serve depend on your facility being open and accessible to them as they need it, the staff that occupies the building also depends on their weekly hours to support their families and pay the bills that they have.

When a water damage emergency threatens your facility, regardless of the severity of the problem, time is of the essence. With so much riding on the business being open and available, trust the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team. You can reach us anytime you need us at (630) 830-6236.

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Protecting Your Lombard Home's Garage From Flood Damage

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Your Lombard Home's Garage From Flood Damage One of the first areas affected by excess water after a storm is the garage of your Lombard area home.

Protecting Your From Flood Damage

One of the first areas affected by excess water after a storm is the garage of your Lombard area home. Flooding here can lead to significant damages that also prevent you from performing daily activities. However, you can help prevent flooding in your garage by following a few simple tips.

If you find yourself dealing with flood damage of any kind on your Lombard area property, call a professional for help eliminating the problem immediately. Remember, taking swift; decisive action can help prevent additional damages, contamination, and corrosion that takes a severe toll on your home over time.

Provide your garage with the proper protection against water intrusion by maintaining weatherstripping or water sealants where necessary. Seals around your garage door, windows, and doors can efficiently prevent minor flooding. However, these seals degrade over time, so maintenance is essential to prevent significant damage to your property.

You can have your home and garage inspected by a qualified professional that understands how water behaves. SERVPRO can help you identify existing problems and give you suggestions about which steps to take to protect your property. Things such as checking your foundation for cracks or additional damage can prevent water from seeping into your home, making unprotected areas less vulnerable during a flood.

Have the drainage around your home maintained regularly. Broken gutters and downspouts play a significant role in protecting your home, as does drainage, backflow valves, and sump pumps. Having the proper drainage installed along your driveway can help lead excess water away from your structure, serving as a second line of defense against flooding.

When flood barriers or sandbags fail, the installation of flood vents allows flood waters to enter and exit your garage unobstructed, preventing water build-up that allows standing water to damage your property and stored belongings. SERVPRO technicians can help you prepare your garage and home against flood damage that might occur in your area.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has IICRC certified technicians available 24-hours a day, giving you full access to the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to clean and restore your home successfully, today (630) 830-6236.

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Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Lombard Homes

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Lombard Homes Mold can spread very quickly through your home once the right conditions exist. Contact SERVPRO for advice, remediation and preventative actions.

Defining SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Every Lombard home has mold spores in the air and on many surfaces. These spores are usually inert, meaning they are no more of a threat to home and health than regular house dust. Only when the spores have the right environment of moisture, a food source, and the right temperature, do they expand and grow into a problem.
 
To combat Lombard mold damage, SERVPRO has developed a four-step method that is effective in every home. Depending on the amount of mold present, each step in the process may not be necessary, but for most tasks, containment, removal, cleaning and drying are basic requirements.
 
Establishing containment is our first step if there is even a remote chance our actions could spread the mold to unaffected parts of the home. We seal off all entry points, to include doors, windows, and even the heating and air vents with plastic sheeting. Inside this area, we create negative air pressure. It forces the air inside, along with any loose spores, outside of the home. For large, contaminated areas we also establish a decontamination room so we can leave our tools, coveralls, and protective gear inside to prevent spreading mold.
 
Now, we remove the mold from the surfaces. How we do this depends if the items are porous or non-porous. Carpets and fabrics like upholstery are porous, which require more effort than simply wiping them down with a sponge or cloth sprayed with an anti-fungal cleaning agent. SERVPRO technicians have to dispose of property with porous surfaces much more often than the non-porous items.
 
Items with non-porous surfaces include kitchen countertops and non-upholstered furniture. Usually, we can wipe the mold off by hand, but if the layer is very thick, we bring in commercial vacuums with HEPA filters. These are designed specifically to capture mold spores and can lift even a single one off of a surface.
 
Next, we allow any airborne spores to settle. Removal always stirs up the air and dust in the affected area. Once enough time has passed, we wipe down every surface and repeat until the air inside the area tests at normal levels.
 
Our last step is to dry the affected area to prevent new mold growth. We install dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and set up air movers to force warm air over any surfaces we previously damped or soaked with cleaning agents.
 
If you have or suspect there is mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale today at (630) 830-6236. We are here to help, so call today with questions or to schedule a visit.

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Getting Professional Restoration Assistance for Fire Damage to Your West Chicago Home

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Getting Professional Restoration Assistance for Fire Damage to Your West Chicago Home SERVPRO works quickly to restore your home from smoke and fire damage, along with the water damage caused by efforts used to put the fire out.

SERVPRO is Here when Your Home Experiences Fire Damage

When your West Chicago home falls victim to a fire, you might be overwhelmed with all of the damage that it has done. Even without resounding structural impairment, the lingering effects of both the blaze and the extinguishing efforts require immediate attention to continue to live in your house comfortably. A typical complaint for those that have recently endured similar incidents like this in their own homes is the lingering smoke smell and water damage that resulted from extinguishing efforts.

While the fire damage to your West Chicago home might seem hard to grasp at first, there is professional restoration help that is only a phone call away. Our SERVPRO team consists of IICRC certified specialists with the tools and expertise to handle even the most serious of disasters. When a lasting foul odor and excessive water damage are left behind after a recent fire in your home, our team is well equipped to combat these effects.

Water damage following fire extinguishing can be challenging to live with, especially if there is standing water still left in the affected areas of your home. When our SERVPRO technicians first arrive, our focus is preventing damages from getting any worse. We do this by boarding up or tarping over any windows that have gotten broken out or present holes in your walls or roof. This coverage prevents further elemental damage while the extraction and drying parts of our restoration process are underway.

Our extraction techniques involve using truck mounted pumps, portable submersible pumps, and wet vacs. The combined efforts of all of this equipment successfully pull up standing water and allow for the drying portion of the process to get started. Drying typically gets accomplished using air movers directed at lasting moisture in the floors and walls of the affected area.

Deodorization is part of our restoration process to handle the lingering smoke smell that can also be hard to manage. We utilize some different tools such as foggers and ozone machines to affect the noxious smell at a molecular level. Our odorless chemical compounds react with foul odor molecules and nullify them entirely.

Fire damage does not have to be an overwhelming experience for you to face alone. Call our experienced SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team whenever disaster strikes. We can be reached anytime at (630) 830-6236.

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There Is Hope After a Water Damage Disaster in West Chicago

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage There Is Hope After a Water Damage Disaster in West Chicago Finding water damage in your home can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO right away to dry out your property and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO's Quick Response and Remediation Efforts Are Key to a Great Outcome

Water damage can result in significant losses and inconvenience, primarily if you fail to handle when the situation as soon as possible. As a West Chicago resident, you should ensure that you can contact a professional organization that specializes in water removal and restoration activities.
 
In case you experience any incidence of water damage in the West Chicago area, you can always rely on the services of SERVPRO. Our highly competent technicians can respond swiftly to the situation thus mitigating the damages that you might suffer. We aim to ensure that your home is fully restored to enable you to get back to your daily life.
 
SERVPRO follows a strict protocol while handling water damage cases. First and foremost, we can safely remove and store all the furniture, electronics, carpet and other items that could be present in your home. We can then identify the type of water since the removal approach depends on the nature of the water. Our company can classify the water as category 1, 2 and 3 which refers to clean, gray and black water respectively. We can then pump out the water, and this exercise is an essential exercise since it enables us to get rid of most of the water.
 
To ensure that your property is moisture free; our SERVPRO technicians can also employ the use of air movers that facilitate drying and free-flow of air. Excess humidity is another aspect that we are adequately equipped to handle, and we do this by using the dehumidifiers. Most often than not, we encounter situations that require us to dry other household items such as furniture, photos, and paintings. To hasten the drying process, we can use specialized dryers for drying various household items, and this is vital in restoring your house to its original state.
 
Please contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale on (630) 830-6236 for all your water damage and restoration needs. Call us at any time to learn more about what we offer.

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