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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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Fire Damage Caused by Grilling Accidents in Your Lombard Home

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Caused by Grilling Accidents in Your Lombard Home It is important to keep flammable objects away from your grill while using it to prevent fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Cleanup Fire Damage

The end of summer and the beginning of fall provides us with days that are perfect for holding a small party in the backyard. A nice way to enjoy each other's company is grilling food and entertaining friends and their families in Lombard. Cooking equipment can hold heat for a long time, and it can play a significant role in igniting flammable substances if you place the grill near them.

It is crucial to set a still-hot grill in only safe locations in your Lombard patio or garage, so you avoid the possibility of fire damage. When people entertain using outdoor areas of their homes, it is easy to get distracted and rush through putting things away so you can spend as much time as possible with guests before they leave your party.

Patios and garages that catch on fire because of a grill can burn quickly, creating much damage. In garages that are attached to a home or in very close proximity can place the house a great risk, too. Fire damage, just like the fire that caused it, can become worse with time. Mitigation of the area is the only solution that prevents future problems and fixes the current situation. SERVPRO is always ready to help with any size disaster.

We are highly experienced in restoring homes, garages and sheds, and commercial sites, as well, after they suffer from damaging events. We are prepared for any complications that arise and can assure you that our trusted and professional employees know the best methods according to the IICRC.

Plastics found in your patio furniture melt almost as soon as a fire gets near them, but we remove this type of debris while we engage in other cleaning processes. Soot only feels oily or greasy, while its true composition can grind etch marks into glossy finishes and ruin them, or stain furniture cushions, car upholstery, and walls. Removing this soot must happen soon after, and by professionals who understand the properties of soot.

The highly qualified and professional technicians at SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale are always ready to take your call at (630) 830-6236, any day of the year, and at any hour. Fire damage can create a series of problematic situations for you and your family, but we can help get everything back to normal again.

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Finding And Controlling Mold Damage in Carol Stream Homes

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding And Controlling Mold Damage in Carol Stream Homes Carol Stream Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation and Disinfecting

Mold Remediation Helps Protect Property and Health

Numerous species of molds can be found in Carol Stream, including black, green, orange, brown, and white. Outdoors, mold has a major role to play in the natural breakdown of plant matter. The problem begins when it travels indoors, where it can cause health effects to you and your family. It often begins as a stringy slime, although it can also appear in the form of a powdery substance, like a mildew. Black mold has the reputation, though unjustly, of having the most significant impact on your home but addressing it requires professional restoration services.

If you find any type of mold in your home, SERVPRO has experienced mold damage remediation experts in Carol Stream that can arrive promptly to control the growth. Mold can develop at an incredibly fast pace, forming a colony in as little as 2 days after initial contact with a surface. Our products are designed to reverse the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible, leaving you with a cleaner living space.
 
These fungi require a water source to proliferate. Basements, crawl spaces, attics, wall interiors, and around chimneys are all areas where water can intrude. Condensation can also occur when the house has an excessive amount of humidity, providing favorable conditions for mold growth. Most living things produce carbon atoms that the mold uses as a source of food. Everything from wood to skin cells can supply the necessary nutrients for mold growth.
 
Even the cleanest of homes are at risk of mold damage. Residential buildings have many areas that are conducive for mold to develop. The good news is that there are certain steps you can take to limit their growth. Total eradication is not possible though a professional restoration company like SERVPRO comes close.
 
Basements, in particular, should have a proper ventilation system in place for pushing water vapor out and bringing in the fresh air. A circulation fan or dehumidifier can help eliminate excessive moisture where there are no windows. Foundation cracks also provide an ideal habitat for mold growth. SERVPRO experts can seal doors, window frames, and corner locations of your foundation to prevent rainwater from penetrating inside causing mold damage.
 
Finding mold in your home can be frightening - it is unsightly and may be hazardous to your health. SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is dedicated to eliminating all signs of mold damage and limiting future growth on your property. For any assistance, call us today at (630) 830-6236.

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Where Bloomingdale Water Removal is Most Needed in Your Home

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where Bloomingdale Water Removal is Most Needed in Your Home Basements are one of the most likely areas in your home to flood requiring professional water removal services.

Common areas susceptible to flood damage in your home

Whether it is caused by a storm, river overflow, water line break, or something else entirely, major flooding can wreak havoc on your property and cause enormous damage if not dealt with appropriately. SERVPRO technicians have seen the aftermath of a broad variety of floods and water damage situations, where heavy and costly damages come quickly and easily. Getting quick and adequate water removal for your Bloomingdale property is essential if you hope to avoid more serious damage and repairs. If you are worried about flooding on your property, be sure to check these common areas to see if and how severely they have been damaged.

Basements

If your home has a basement, it is highly liable to flood and take on standing water, requiring immediate water removal from your Bloomingdale home. Basements are the lowest-lying point in most homes, and thus naturally collect the most water. Problems can be amplified if the basement has any windows, even if these are waterproofed. Be sure to check your basement carefully, and also monitor for excess humidity, as a stray leak may be causing far less visible damage in a dark corner.

Low-Lying Ground

If any area of your yard is on lower ground than the rest, even if only by a fraction of an inch, it may be significantly more likely to hold standing water. When standing water is allowed to cover undeveloped soil, it can smother plant and animal life below, creating large dead patches in your yard and unsuitable soil for growth. It is very common for SERVPRO technicians to have to pump water out from a home and its yard simultaneously due to this factor.

Garages and Sheds

Garages, sheds, and other exterior or augmented structures may be at especially high risk for flooding. These buildings typically lack the kind of seals and safeguards present in many ordinary homes that protect against excess water. If high volumes of water find their way in, they can destroy flooring materials and any objects contained within the structure.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready around-the-clock to respond to your water damage calls. If you believe your home may flood, be sure to call us immediately at (630) 830-6236 so we can get there as fast as possible.

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Professional Water Damage Restoration Available to Homeowners in Carol Stream

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Damage Restoration Available to Homeowners in Carol Stream SERVPRO certified technicians can help whether you have damage from a simple leaky faucet or come home to a entirely flooded basement.

Quality restoration services for any size water damage job

Water damage can occur on your Carol Stream property through a variety of sources. Plumbing issues, storms, broken appliances, and overflows all have the potential to cause damage. However, with the proper maintenance and preparation, the majority of these circumstances are easy to avoid.

Being concerned about water damage in your home is nothing new, even in Carol Stream. Homeowners everywhere fight this battle on a daily basis, in an attempt to ensure that their property remains safe from many problems that develop over time. What you need is access to a quality restoration company. With the right help, you can prevent future losses and even save your home should disaster strike.

Whether you currently face water problems in your home or simply want information that fits your unique circumstances, call SERVPRO. We can inspect your property, locate any existing problems, and provide you with recommendations necessary to keep your home operating at peak efficiency. Make the call today to begin your restoration or get the help you need.

If you have a leaky kitchen faucet, you might experience damage to your wall, cabinets, countertops, and even your floor. SERVPRO technicians make short work of repairs like this, getting your home back to normal quickly and efficiently, ensuring that you get the results you deserve. We take the worry out of repairing your home after emergency situations occur.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians have several years experience providing solutions to homeowners just like you. We are fully qualified to restore a variety of items affected by water; this includes important documents, pictures, and electronics. Whether you have an overflowing toilet or 3-foot of water in your basement, we can provide you with the assistance you need.

We have access to industrial-grade water extractors that make removing vast amounts of water easier, as well as hygrometers, air movers, and dehumidifiers that cut drying times in half.

Take advantage of qualified professionals available at SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale, today. We look forward to answering your call. (630) 830-6236

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