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Prepare for Possible Water Damage in West Chicago Food Processing Plant

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Prepare for Possible Water Damage in West Chicago Food Processing Plant SERVPRO offers an Emergency Ready Profile Plan so that we can get to work faster during a water damage emergency at your business.

Planning Ahead for Water Damage Can Help Minimize Your Losses

West Chicago is home to several large commercial food processing firms. The work in a meat processing plant requires pure, clean water in large quantities. If a leak or break results in water incursion into the production areas health and safety concerns demand that the water damage is remediated fast. Our experienced work crews are up to the challenge.

When cracked or corroded plumbing causes water damage throughout meat preparation areas in your West Chicago business you must act immediately or risk a shutdown. Working hand in hand with our recovery and restoration experts even before the water loss event is the wisest course. The more we know about your business beforehand, the swifter and more focused our response.

Effective damage remediation requires first that the main source of the water be shut off. Then our crews get to work removing water with truck mounted pumps and high-efficiency extractors. We can work even if the electricity is shut down for a time at your plant because we carry power generators with us. If you and our managers developed a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) before the water emergency, our team is much better prepared to find and remove all water and then get on with the tasks of drying out your commercial space.

Once the standing water is evacuated, commercial-sized air movers and dehumidifiers take on the goal of reducing air and structural moisture levels to normal readings. During our assessment of your plant for the ERP, we note the type of building materials that will be soaked if flooding or leaking occurs. We are armed with the industry’s recommendations for drying targets given your company’s situation and work ceaselessly to achieve it if the worst happens.

The ERP provides us with floor plans, the location of utility lines and shutoffs, and the names and contacts of your vital contractors. To be sure that no time is lost, you designate trusted employees or executives to approve calling and engaging our services. SERVPRO stresses with business owners that speed is of the highest importance when dealing with water damage. If we demonstrate you chose us as your approved restoration contractor, we can get on with the work of remediating the water damage in your factory or other business without losing valuable time.

You are given a chance to communicate with us how your business works and what your preferred priorities are when the restoration of your water damaged premises begins. We can walk you through every step needed to return your business to its preloss condition, ready to continue production. We can develop options to keep at least part of your business running while we restore the rest.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale prepares every day to be ready for the opportunity to serve you should a water damage disaster occur. Contact us at (630) 830-6236 so we can work together to create a plan that minimizes your business's time down while recovering from a variety of emergencies.

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Sudden Flood Damage Incidents To Your Lombard Home

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Sudden Flood Damage Incidents To Your Lombard Home Basement Water-Proofing Can Mitigate Flood Damage in Lombard

Foundations Can Suffer from Broken Water Lines Needing Fast Help from SERVPRO

Main lines are a critical component of a water distribution system. When a line breaks or ruptures near your Lombard home, the highly pressurized water contained in the pipe finds the path of least resistance to the surface and erupt violently. Until utility workers can shut the portion of the line down for repairs, thousands of gallons of water can flow from the ground and onto your neighboring property.
 
As unfortunate as this occurrence might be, it gets worse when your foundation is not built to prevent water penetration from this sudden flooding event adequately. Even once the water line has been successfully shut down, and the crew is working to repair it, you get left with a substantial amount of water pooling in your lower levels. This flood damage to your Lombard home might seem overwhelming, but you do not have to go about it alone. This is not a simple water removal event, but more like a catastrophic natural weather circumstance.
 
Our experienced SERVPRO professionals work quickly to ensure that the present water is not allowed to get any worse. If water is still accessing your home, our priority is to first close off the points of entry temporarily with hydraulic cement. The sealing allows our team to resume water extraction efforts and drying to remove potential threats for more extensive damages. We may require partnering with other companies to mitigate on-going water intrusion adequately.
 
The extraction process in these cases likely involves a pump truck from our fleet, as this is the most efficient means of removing high volumes of water. Given that even with a fast response time to the main line break, valves are not able to be instantaneously shut off, meaning that you are contending with substantial water in your basement level.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians thoroughly dry the area using air movers and other equipment to prevent the possibility of mold growth. Once the initial damage gets restored in the basement, infrared cameras are used to determine if water damage exists out of the line of sight. The inspection ensures that no damage might have missed our initial inspection, and offers you peace of mind that the issues have gotten resolved completely.
 
While flood damage to your Lombard home might not always happen as you might expect, there is always someone that can help you to clean up the mess. You can reach us at SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale anytime at (630) 830-6236.

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Understanding Mold Damage in Bloomingdale

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding Mold Damage in Bloomingdale Mold Infestations in Bloomingdale Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPR0 Inspects, Assesses, and Remediates Mold Growth in Homes

Mold is a normal part of the air and on surfaces in virtually every home in Bloomingdale. It is not a result of poor housekeeping, kids tracking mud into the kitchen or failing to change the air filter every month. Also, spores which grow into the mold are completely harmless unless the right factors are in place.
 
SERVPRO has restored area homes to their pre-mold condition for many years and understood the importance of these factors. Stopping and removing mold damage from Bloomingdale homes requires knowing how and where the mold first started. That is why we examine every home with mold or even just a suspicion of a mold for a source of moisture and where potential food sources show signs of an infestation.
 
Each spore is microscopic in size. A mass contained hundreds of them is still smaller than the head of a pin. Spores are completely inert and present no threat until a big enough source of moisture causes the first one to expand, become active and start to seek out more moisture. Our technicians often find this source to be something minor like a leaky faucet that runs behind a bathroom sink, a damp basement, or a small amount of rain run-off which finds its way into the home.
 
Now active, the spores extend hyphae. These extensions resemble roots and are what looks for water and food. When these hyphae find a suitable food, the burrow down just like roots. Since mold can feed on almost any type of building material, it does not take long to dig in. Once this happens, it is much cheaper to remove and replace infested material than for our SERVPRO technicians to attempt to clean and restore it.
 
There is a third factor, temperature. Most molds grow in a range of 68 to 86 degrees. Since this is the normal inside temperature range for nearly every home in Illinois, we have found it more productive to eliminate the source of water to return the spores to an inert state or remove every item of infested building material to halt further growth.
 
Stopping and removing mold is not an easy process. It takes a professional company to ensure that most active spores are rendered inert. If you suspect there is mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 today.

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West Chicago Fire Damage Crisis Recovery

12/17/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage West Chicago Fire Damage Crisis Recovery Fires can quickly engulf your living space. Contact SERVPRO after fire damage for a quick assessment and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Focus On Remediation and Restoration After a Fire in Your Home

Home fires occur much more frequently in West Chicago than one might expect given that most do not make the news. Many are quickly extinguished, and families are not displaced for long or at all as restoration efforts go forward. Although you are far from alone in recovering from a home fire, you can be among the most satisfied with the process if you choose a reputable recovery firm.
 
If your dwelling’s fire damage in West Chicago is typical, a blaze first breaks out in your kitchen. A pot boils dry, or a deep fryer overflows, engulfing your kitchen in flames. Quick work with a fire extinguisher may put out the fire itself, but now you confront the aftermath of sticky soot, smoke, and a smell that persists. If the fire strikes while your HVAC system is engaged, you can feel as though you will never move past the lingering effects unless you engage our comprehensive fire damage restoration services.
 
After the local fire officials give you the go-ahead, invite SERVPRO to partner with you to complete the tasks necessary to return your house to preloss condition. We send a seasoned project manager to assess the condition of your home and create an efficient recovery plan. Fire damage restoration includes, at a minimum, deep cleaning, debris disposal, and a deodorization evaluation.
 
If water was used to extinguish the flames, you also have a water damage issue on your hands. It comes as a surprise, but the water damage, if any, must be remediated before the SERVPRO crew focuses its attention on charring, soot, and smoke. Water increases the threat of slipping and falling during fire damage recovery efforts. Plus, water causes significant and permanent deterioration and damage if left waiting for a solution. Mold can grow within just a couple of days, fueled by damp gypsum board, waterlogged floors, and hidden pockets of moisture collecting between walls and over ceilings.
 
SERVPRO crews are familiar with both water and fire damage restoration, so we do not miss a beat, dealing with the water before the fire issues. Then we match cleaning products and methods to the fire residues remaining. Light ash and dry soot vacuum and dry sponge up well. Sticker grease fire coatings may need solvents and abrasive tools to dislodge. An inspection of your HVAC system reveals whether it also needs a cleaning, although at the least a complete change of filters is wise after the fire damage cleanup is completed to prevent depositing residual soot.
 
Trust SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale to have the technicians and tools to restore fire damage in your home. Call us at (630) 830-6236 day or night, year-round, to schedule a consultation.

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What Can Warrant Water Removal In Carol Stream Homes

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Can Warrant Water Removal In Carol Stream Homes If anything in your home breaks and has the potential to cause water damage, call us right away so that we can fix the problem.

What Can Warrant Water Removal

Water removal is a significant procedure that should not be necessary except under the most stressful scenarios. However, disasters do happen, and there are multiple potential causes for severe flooding or water damage in your home. Understanding and preparing for what may warrant professional water removal from your Carol Stream home is important so that you can respond appropriately when things go wrong. In the event of any of these catastrophes, be sure to contact SERVPRO so that we can recommend a treatment and restoration plan.

Water Line Bursts
Whether through an accident, aging materials, or anything else, a rupture in your home's water main is almost certain to require some substantial amount of water removal in Carol Stream. Water mains transfer and process most or all of the water in a home, and when ruptured, their pressurized interiors can flood the entire home to a measurable depth. Call SERVPRO as quickly as possible if a water line bursts so that we can stop the damage and set to work extracting water.

Storm Flooding
Floods that result from storms and excessive rainfall rarely leave light damage in their wake. If a flood hits your home from the outside, it should require some of our most intensive efforts to completely remove water and prevent damage. Otherwise, standing water and excess moisture have the potential to cause even more damage with time.

Overflowing Or Busted Appliances
Dishwashers, sinks, water heaters, bathtubs, and any other water-centric appliances in your home may sometimes overflow or malfunction, flooding or soaking your home with water or water-based mixtures. We certify and train our technicians to repair and handle all sorts of modern home appliances. If anything in your home breaks and has the potential to cause water damage, call us right away so that we can stop the leak and begin damage mitigation efforts.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is a qualified, locally-owned provider of home damage restoration and mitigation services. Call us at the first sign of damage at (630) 830-6236.

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Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Lombard

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Lombard SERVPRO can restore your garage or shed after a fire, along with compiling a list of lost and damaged items.

The Potential Risk of Fire Damage in Garages and Sheds

Fire can easily get out of control when people, especially children, do not take proper precautions. Lombard residents who store gasoline and other combustible liquids in their garages or sheds should make sure that these remain away from younger children who might play in these areas.

The programs about fire safety in Lombard are rarely descriptive of fire damage, although this could help deter children from playing with items that often cause house fires. When children play or merely go into a storage area to get a toy or bike, accidents can happen, also, without any intentions. Fires that start in such areas can remain undetected until the smoke or flames appear outside of the structure, or the noise from an explosion of gas catches your attention.

SERVPRO has the technicians needed for such cleanup jobs. Because storage areas have a hodgepodge often containing items that may pose risks that they did not before the fire. High heat can cause breakage of items to happen, and collapsing shelving can both form its own hazards while causing others.

A list of your lost belongings helps with any insurance claims, and many insurance agents are less likely to dispute third-party compilations. There are always items that fall into the gray area of loss and salvageable, and we can provide our expert opinion on such cases. Our goal is to help families in our area recover from fire damage in as little time as possible. Helping you attain replacements for damaged items is part of that goal.

Garages and sheds both contain interior structures that form their frames. When these beams become damaged by fire, the building's stability is significantly affected. Other structures, like walls and ceilings, also suffer. We pull the belongings that became damaged out for better inspection and cleaning. It is also easier to work on the interior of the building.

The exterior of your outbuilding is just as important as the interior. To prevent theft and other security problems, the exterior needs restoration so it provides the security needed once again. We can ensure that during our work at the end of each day, we secure it so this does not become a problem for your family.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale wants to help families whose properties have sustained fire damage. No job is too minor for us to help you. Call our local number, (630) 830-6236, for our 24-hour service, any day of the year.

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Book A Mold Damage Inspection Before Buying A Carol Stream Home

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Book A Mold Damage Inspection Before Buying A Carol Stream Home There is one major problem with mold damage in Carol Stream homes for sale; it is easy to hide.

Mold Damage Inspection

Looking for a new home in Carol Stream is an exciting process. There are many houses to choose from, and it is thrilling to finally find the one that's perfect for you and your family. Like any savvy house-hunter, you understand the importance of getting a thorough home inspection before purchasing a house. Have you considered getting a mold damage inspection too? A specialized fungal inspection is worth the investment.

There is one major problem with mold damage in Carol Stream homes for sale; it is easy to hide. All a seller has to do is paint over the patches of growth to ensure they hidden until long after you exchange paperwork and the home is yours.

SERVPRO recommends keeping an eye out for evidence of mold growth when you inspect a potential new house. Black or green patches and an unmistakable musty smell are sure signs that there is fungus growing in a house.

However, it is not always possible to see mold with the naked eye, and as we said, it is easy to cover temporarily. Home inspectors and estate agents are not experts on the fungus, which is why some house-hunters choose to have specialist mold damage inspection. A mold inspector knows all the right tricks for searching out mold, so you know before purchase whether there is a fungal issue in the building.

What happens if you move into a new home and discover mold growing in it? It is better to deal with mold damage sooner rather than later. The best course of action is to call SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified mold remediation experts are waiting to assist you.

Our team arrives equipped with moisture probes and meters to assess the extent of the problem. We set up containment to make sure spores cannot spread further into your home and set to work wiping, scraping, and HEPA vacuuming to remove the visible fungal growth. We also use dehumidifiers to lower the moisture level and reduce the risk of regrowth.

For help with fungal growth in Hanover Park, Wheaton, West Chicago, Glendale Heights and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 today.

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How SERVPRO Protects Carol Stream Salon Carpets During Water Removal

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Protects Carol Stream Salon Carpets During Water Removal Water removal is a nightmare for any salon owner.

Water Damaged Carpets In Your Salon

Water removal is a nightmare for any salon owner. Unfortunately, due to the presence of sinks and faucets in most salons, a leak or spill is quite likely. A leading cause of concern for beauty parlor owners is damage to the carpet. Carpets are expensive to replace, and a clean, soft carpet is a must for putting forward a professional air in any Carol Stream business.

SERVPRO understands that floor covering is an essential part of any Carol Stream business and needs careful water removal after a spill. That is why we train our IICRC-certified experts to take great care during the water removal process. Our team has the tools and techniques to remove maximum water with minimum damage.

Thorough water extraction is the most efficient way to reduce drying time and get your business up and running again. That is why we focus much of our time on the extracting process. We have many tools at our disposal, including both floor standing and truck, mounted pumps. Which pump we choose depends on the amount of water spilled and the pump strength needed to remove it.

We do not extract water just once – we make multiple passes to ensure we get as much water out as possible. Our staff has many extraction tools to hand, and we find the wand is often the best choice for carpets, as it extracts without risking further damage to delicate floor coverings.

SERVPRO works to dry out your carpets by using a range of air movers to evaporate water from the damaged surface. We also use dehumidifiers to bring down the humidity in the room and hasten the drying process. We also have penetrating moisture probes to hand, so we can assess how deep water has penetrated, and dry under carpets or floorboards if necessary.

Our technicians spot-treat water stained areas and even deodorize so that your carpet is fresh, clean, and comfortable once more. For help drying carpets in Hanover Park, Wheaton, West Chicago and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 today.

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Fire Damage caused by Electrically-Powered Decorations in Lombard

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage caused by Electrically-Powered Decorations in Lombard If frayed wires start a fire in your home when decorating for the holidays, call SERVPRO to quickly and efficiently remediate the damage.

SERPVRO Aims to Get Your Home Back to Safe Living Conditions as Quickly as Possible After Fire Damage

Residents in Lombard might find themselves with sparking outlets or frayed wires when setting up the many different types of decorations many homes display in the next few months. These often remain one-time incidences, but other times they can cause significant problems.

Lombard homes with decorations can liven up a neighborhood, but fire damage can take all the fun out of any festive occasion. At SERVPRO, being a part of the community we serve includes taking part in celebrating different holidays, as well, so we understand the importance of the more festive times to area families. When taking part includes decorations that use electricity or battery power, staying safe should never lose its importance.

If a fire ever starts in your home, everything comes second to getting out and to a safe location away from your home's exterior. While pulling the plug might help, splashing water on a fire that started with an electrically-powered decoration only makes matters worse and can even cause death by electrocution.

The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) at SERVPRO earn their certificates from the IICRC. Building on this accomplishment, they quickly gain experience in mitigating all types of fire damage. We match our equipment to each job's size, meaning we always arrive appropriately prepared. Even small areas with fire damage require professional attention to prevent worsening conditions and increased amounts of damage.

SERVPRO also works fast so that your home and family life suffers as little interruption as possible. We know you want to get everything back to normal quickly. To help make the fire and the damage it created a distant memory, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can make sure that the holiday scents you want have no competition from undesired smoky smells. Even smaller fires can bring complicated and diverse types of damage into your home.

Call us, your local SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236. You can call us any day, and at any time. We have a 24-hour service to help ensure your life gets back on track quickly.

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Flood Damage Assistance Available For Lombard Area Residents

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Assistance Available For Lombard Area Residents Whether you have damages caused by a storm, water intrusion, or flood damage on your Lombard property, expert restoration technicians can help.

Flood Damage Assistance

With everyone in the area being affected by recent storms in one way or another, you may be thinking about locating professional services for help. Whether you have damages caused by a storm, water intrusion, or flood damage on your Lombard property, expert restoration technicians can help.

What you need is access to a local company, with services designed to fit your unique situation, someone who cares about Lombard residents and specializes in flood damage repairs. Attempting to take on these repairs alone can lead to additional damage or injury. Keep yourselves out of harm’s way and leave your restoration to qualified professionals.

SERVPRO has a variety of IICRC-certified technicians that specialize in environmental issues affecting your home. Making a call to our offices gives you access to all of our resources and equipment 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We take on the responsibility of providing the excellent results you deserve and help communicate your situation to your insurance company, making the entire process as stress-free as possible.

Flood damage technicians address hazards and other health concerns before entering your home. We test flood waters to ensure everyone’s safety and have the training and experience necessary to respond to dangerous situations that may occur. You should avoid coming into contact with anything on your property until a professional has an opportunity to clear the area.

Our technicians have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes that make removing standing water easier. Our moisture detectors can find water hidden anywhere on your property and when used in combination with hygrometers, air movers, and other drying equipment, makes our drying process quick and efficient. Our entire staff is professional, courteous, and understanding of your situation. We use every resource available to provide you with the support you need during an emergency and work hard to get you back into your home as soon as possible after a flood.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale for full-service flood solutions throughout East Bloomingdale; your safety is our goal, call today. (630) 830-6236.

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