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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Carol Stream After A Fire Emergency

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Carol Stream After A Fire Emergency The small fire left burned drywall and soot and smoke damage we arrived with the necessary equipment and restored the home.

SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage from Exhaust Fan in Carol Stream Bathroom

When considering types of damage that can occur in a home, the bathroom is probably a place that would bring to mind damage from water, but it is also an area of the house that receives fire damage frequently. One of the most common causes is due to high wattage hair care appliances overheating a plug or the home exhaust fan sparking a fire.

Our SERVPRO emergency response team answered a call from a homeowner in Carol Stream to assist with fire damage. The fire emanated from an exhaust fan that overheated and sparked a fire in the only bathroom in the small home. Because of the small square footage of the property, light smoke permeated most of the house.

The sheetrock around the exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom was charred and required removal using controlled demolition techniques. Our technicians used handheld vacuums to pick up the debris and soot in the bathroom. Since a fire extinguisher instead of water put out the small fire in the ceiling, the only the powdery residue left behind on surfaces needed cleaning.

With the majority of the smoke damage concentrated in the bathroom, our technicians restored the rest of the property, which only received light smoke, using our professional cleaning formulas and proprietary techniques. This enabled the mitigation efforts to disrupt the home as little as possible and keep the contents on-site without the need for pack-out.

To neutralize the remaining odors, we used an air scrubber with HEPA filtration to capture airborne particles. Then followed up with thermal fogging to remove any residual embedded smoke odors in porous items and fabrics as it behaves as smoke does during a fire and when hot air expands and drives soot into cracks and crevices, thermal fogging eradicates those odor-causing particulates.

For large or small fire damage restoration services in your SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale home, call us 24/7 at (630) 830-6236 our certified technicians are locally based and arrive soon after your initial call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Do Not Wait To Call For Help After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Bloomingdale Home!

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do Not Wait To Call For Help After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Bloomingdale Home! When water damage impacts your home, always get help immediately.

Water Damage Found In Your Bloomingdale Home Should Always Be Addressed Swiftly

Water damage can be very stressful for any homeowner to find. It can warp floorboards, bubble paint, and cause microbial growth to begin forming inside of your home. For these reasons, it's imperative for you to address any water damage that you find in your home immediately so that these problems can be remedied much easier than they could be if you were to wait.

A leaky water supply line caused the water damage inside of your Bloomingdale home. The supply line connected to the refrigerator, to power the ice-maker built into the door. Water pooled from behind the refrigerator and onto your newly installed hardwood floors.

The water damage went unnoticed for a few hours before you stepped in it. Thankfully, you did the right thing and called for help immediately. SERVPRO understands the stress that any homeowner would feel when a newly renovated section of their home becomes endangered; thus, we always take the extra mile to get to your home swiftly. Our specialists take pride in our swift response times, our excellently trained water restoration technicians (WRT,) and the advanced equipment that we use.

When our SERVPRO WRT get to your home, we can do a brief investigation and then begin. We can move your refrigerator aside to ensure we thoroughly dry all sections of your new floor. Using a wet/dry vacuum, SERVPRO can clean up the initial standing water before we set up our drying equipment.

Because the water damage is primarily impacting your hardwood floors, we can use flood drying mats to remedy a majority of the excess moisture. The flood drying mats work by applying intense suction to the floor and pulling the moisture out from underneath. Furthermore, we can also set up dehumidifiers, heaters, and axial fans to work in conjunction so we can ensure that the best environment for evaporation is created. It is always our goal to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

When water damage impacts your home, always get help immediately. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale by dialing (630) 830-6236. No matter the time, our technicians are always available for you.

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Water Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Heights Home Can Be Easy

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Remediation in Your Glendale Heights Home Can Be Easy A leaky ceiling can cause water to sit for a long period of time before anyone notices. Contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation assistance.

Water Removal Equipment for Property Damages in Glendale Heights

When large amounts of water enter your property, it can be challenging to deal with correctly. Industrial equipment is often needed to remove the water before it migrates into different parts of the home or submerges your subfloor. We offer a quick solution to the minor, medium, and major scale property emergencies involving water. Our technicians are expertly trained and can arrive onsite in as little as four hours of notification of loss. 

The critical variable of water removal in Glendale Heights is time. The longer standing water is allowed to remain, the higher the likelihood of sustaining permanent property damages. By enacting a professional service, you not only deal with the immediate issue but also guard your home against potentially damaging secondary issues.

SERVPRO has the resources at our disposal to mobilize different types of equipment and quickly set to work, restoring your home environment. In medium to major emergencies, our submersible pumps can remove vast amounts of water in a very short time. These gas-powered pieces of equipment pump water into a nearby, open sewer point and can transfer an unlimited amount of water in one go.

Once excess quantities of water are pumped out of the property, SERVPRO use portable extraction units fitted with heating elements to dry floors and furnishings. These industrial water vacuums are very efficient at removing residual moisture that may have been soaked up by carpets or other fabrics. They are also unlikely to damage weaker materials during the drying process.

Water can loosen pre-existing debris, microbial growth, or bacteria that are in the home. This causes an unpleasant odor. We usually find that these odors pass naturally once the drying procedure is complete. Sometimes odors can persist after the offending moisture is dry. To combat smells, SERVPRO can deploy a range of deodorant products to help clear your indoor air quality.

For professional assistance and water remediation, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

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We Are The Leaders In Bloomingdale Fire Damage Restoration

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Are The Leaders In Bloomingdale Fire Damage Restoration We have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire.

Getting Back to Business after Commercial Fire Damage in Bloomingdale

Your business plan probably does not account for the devastation a fire could bring to your Bloomingdale company. Reviewing your options to recover quickly from a fire loss now goes a long way toward readying your staff and your property in case the worst does happen. Consider consulting with our experienced team to evaluate whether your commercial property has apparent vulnerabilities that can lead to a fire or make the damage hard to remediate.

Commercial fire damage is a common reason for your Bloomingdale shop, restaurant, or hotel to face temporary closure. Even a few days of shuttered doors can encourage your customers to seek out alternatives. The clock is ticking when fire eliminates or hampers your ability to provide the products and services the community relies on from your business.

Schedule an inspection from an experienced SERVPRO project manager to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We review your physical plant, making recommendations that can lower your risk of a devastating fire. Also, we work with you to prepare for an unexpected blaze that can happen even after you make adjustments to reduce your exposure.

SERVPRO’s extensive experience in fire damage remediation helps us identify issues that make an accidental fire more likely. Expect us to make suggestions about how you manage inventory and other storage, updates of electrical systems, eliminating tangles of extension cords and surge protectors, and maintenance of kitchen and food prep areas, whether you operate a restaurant or merely offer cooking space in a breakroom for employees.

Your input is crucial, and we ask business owners to download and use the SERVPRO ERP app. Provide us information about vendors and contractors who set up your spaces and systems, identify utility shuts offs, and list trusted employees or others you designate to act on your behalf if you are on a trip or otherwise unavailable when a fire disaster strikes. We plan with how to respond to the crisis with just a brief downtime, perhaps containing the damaged area so that business can continue as usual in unaffected spaces.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to work with you at every point in the remediation process. Call us at (630) 830-6236 to set up a consultation today.

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How We Eliminate Signs Of Water Damage In Your Carol Stream Home

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Eliminate Signs Of Water Damage In Your Carol Stream Home For an elaborate restoration of your home after water loss incidents, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

Eliminating Telltale Signs Of Water Damage In Carol Stream Is Easy With Professional Help

Incidents such as broken dishwasher hoses, washing machine overflows, or even weather events such as driving rain, forcing water through openings in windows or door can leave you grappling with water loss. Extracting standing water and drying the property deals with most of the problems associated with such incidents. However, telltale signs of the loss can remain, messing the visual appeal of your Carol Stream home, or making it uncomfortable to stay indoors.

Depending on the starting point of the event that leads to water damage in Carol Stream, it can leave discoloration, staining or other patches on different surfaces. Water originating from a higher level such as a leaking plumbing line in the ceiling or a broken appliance such as a washing machine in upper floor rooms can cause discoloration patches on walls and ceilings. The patches form as the water evaporates and leaves sediments or due to chemical action. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents to clean areas with signs of discoloration. We can also repaint or do other refinishing processes to deal with the damage “Like it never even happened.”

It is common for unpleasant smells to develop after water loss incidents. Such smells may not go away unless you take elaborate deodorization steps. Smells can develop due to issues such as mold growth or contaminants aerosolized by the air movements from drying equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps to rid your property of any traces of bad smell. We use Air Filtration Devices fitted with HEPA filters to remove airborne particles. We also dry all traces of moisture from your property to prevent mold development. We also use specialized equipment such as hydroxyl generators to neutralize bad odors.

If the water runs down the wall cavities, it can affect the insulation. Contact with significant amounts of water affects the "R" value, diminishes the fire resistance and even affects antimicrobial properties of cellulose insulation. You might not notice that your insulation is compromised, but one telltale sign you cannot miss is higher energy bills. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating probes to check for wet insulation. We then force air into the wall cavities using special venting equipment to dry excess moisture.

For an elaborate restoration of your home after water loss incidents, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Bloomingdale Home After A Flood

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Bloomingdale Home After A Flood We set up commercial air movers and dehumidifiers to help dry the damaged flooring and drywall in this home after water damage.

Ensuring a Thorough Drying of Your Flooded Bloomingdale Home

One of the concerns that many Bloomingdale homeowners have when their home becomes flooded is making certain that the bulk of these concerns and moisture damage have gotten addressed adequately. While few homeowners are braving to take on the considerable effects of flooding on their own, those that do can often find themselves at a loss for identifying potential problem areas that could still exist after the immediate areas have gotten dried and cleaned.

The professionals of our restoration team have ready trailers prepared to address flood damage of varying severity in your Bloomingdale home. These trailers have gotten stocked with an assortment of our ever-growing inventory of recovery equipment including the most effective tools for extraction and drying, as well as an array of cleaning and antimicrobial products to keep your home safe from secondary effects that can often follow prolonged flood effects.

Thermal imagery cameras are important to the work that our SERVPRO professionals do because they can immediately determine the presence of moisture pockets out of sight. Unlike the guesswork of removing portions of drywall or only treating the problems and symptoms that can get seen, thermal imagery allows our technicians to understand the best positioning of drying equipment to ensure that all effects from the flooding get addressed as they should.

These same devices can help to ensure that our SERVPRO technicians are reaching the milestones and the successes that we come to expect and deliver to our customers. We can show our clients the effectiveness of our methods and the progress getting made towards fully restoring their property after flooding has occurred. With moisture and saturation being the most challenging obstacles, addressing these concerns fully can help to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from beginning.

Flood damage can spread quickly throughout your property, affecting many areas that you cannot see without special equipment. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale response team has the tools and the expertise to thoroughly dry your property and make flooding “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (630) 830-6236.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Carol Stream

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Carol Stream If you need a practical solution to large scale property damages, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 now.

Large Scale Commercial Flood Damage Solutions For Carol Stream

A period of heavy rainfall during the winter months can be a cause for concern for property managers. Those that run warehouses should always make a check for any potential leaks or roofing problems to avoid full-scale flooding. Unfortunately, these events can be the result of a myriad of reasons so keeping a licensed, qualified and professional restoration service on hand could save you time and hassle.

A warehouse manager in need of restoration for commercial flood damage in Carol Stream should always be aware of the size and scale of the company they use. SERVPRO uses local technicians who are available on call throughout the night. In the case of a flood situation, we can send a team of technicians led by a project manager to remedy the issue. Our access to national scale resources ensure we have the right equipment and can mobilize it quickly enough to minimize any potential loss of revenue.

Warehouse buildings are often more exposed than residents or other commercial builds. Our restorers can perform vital safety checks including restoring power, performing emergency board-ups and generally making the site safe for restoration work to begin. Water issues are particularly time sensitive so by arriving on site swiftly we can mitigate loss and prevent permanent damages.

All moisture carries microbes. A clean water emergency can become more severe when it comes into contact with existing debris or dirt. This is a pertinent issue for warehouses where older buildings can harbor pre-existing mold or soiling. Once water enters, it imbibes these microbes moving from clean water to grey or even black.

SERVPRO technicians can rectify this by removing water using submersible gas pumps. We can also mobilize truck-mounted extraction units which cover a larger surface area and are built for industrial scale water removal. The careful placing of dehumidifiers allows us to control humidity levels in the structure which is essential to maintaining control of microbial growth.

If you need a practical solution to large scale property damages, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 now.

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Our Rapid Response Crew Can Restore Your Home In Bloomingdale To Pre-Damage Condition

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Rapid Response Crew Can Restore Your Home In Bloomingdale To Pre-Damage Condition We provide emergency restoration services that could prevent expensive permanent damages after a storm.

Rapid Response Units For Flood Damage In Bloomingdale

One of the valuable services our crew provides to this community is our emergency services. We understand that flooding does not occur during regular office hours which is why we operate a rapid response unit for residents in need. This unit involves placing technicians on call throughout the night to ensure that, in an emergency, we can arrive on site as quickly as possible and perform vital mitigation tasks to prevent permanent property damages.

Our rapid response team focuses mainly on helping residents with flood damage in Bloomingdale. One of the critical parts a SERVPRO restorer performs is to make an assessment of your home and carry out tasks for mitigation of loss, security, and safety in your home. These can include spotting potential hazards, restoring electricity, testing floors & ceilings for structural weakness and removing debris.

The external parts of your home can suffer damages in a flood scenario. Rushing water as little as two feet high can tear up trees and move vehicles, so it is not uncommon for doors or windows to be broken as water enters the home. If the flooding is a result of extreme weather conditions, falling branches or trees can damage your roofing. The SERVPRO rapid response unit can perform emergency board-ups to prevent water from getting in throughout the night as well as ensuring your home remains secure.

In severe storms, bringing in third-party contractors to remodel or repair structural areas of the home may be a necessity. Our job is to prepare the site and create a safe work space for building work to begin. We can also remove excess quantities of water using gas pumps alongside extraction units to make sure your floors or furnishings do not suffer from prolonged exposure to moisture.

Drying the internal structure and contents is an essential task SERVPRO carry out to limit losses during a rapid response call-out. To achieve an appropriately dry level, we can place air movers and dehumidifiers onsite. Rapid air-movers use hot air to evaporate moisture into the air. Dehumidifiers then draw that moisture from the air and can be useful in pulling absorbed moisture out of wood, concrete or fabrics.

We provide emergency restoration services that could prevent expensive permanent damages after a storm, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Carol Stream Water Damaged Home

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Restores Your Carol Stream Water Damaged Home No matter the size of the damage, SERBPRO is equipped to handle your water loss emergency.

Professional Grade Equipment and IICRC Training is Why SERVPRO is Your Water Removal Partner in Carol Stream

Water remediation is no different than any other restoration services in Carol Stream. The best outcomes rely upon properly trained technicians using well-designed equipment to rid your home of standing water and moisture absorbed into building materials. Our commitment to employee education and cutting edge tools is why we need to be your first call after a water disaster strikes. 

Effective water removal in Carol Stream depends on our crew arriving fast with one of our experienced project managers leading the way. Although each water loss scenario is unique, the familiarity our crew bosses have with common water damage issues is why they design a personalized plan quickly.

One useful option we might offer is a pack-out of furnishings and other portable household good and personal possession. Our climate-controlled production facility with specialized cleaning and drying facilities is why SERVPRO can bring back to life everything from documents and photographs to your little one’s favorite teddy bear. We stress restoration rather than removal and replacements and are committed to returning your water damaged treasures and heirlooms to tip-top shape. We employ our signature Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to develop a detailed inventory and track the restoration process of the items we remove. 

While one set of technicians works on your possessions back at headquarters, your home receives premium attention from our on-site water removal and structural drying technicians. High-efficiency pumps and water extractors and talented operators are why SERVPRO gets the water out at a record pace. We scan for hidden water and choose efficient strategies to release and contain it. Then we use detailed moisture readings to set drying goals.

Air movers, heaters, and humidifiers are always on our trucks, and that foresight is why SERVPRO delivers a clean and dry property to our customers fast. After drying your house to specifications, the goods we transported to our production facility are ready to come home refurbished, functional, and much more comforting than replacements that hold no memories. 

Skilled technicians and the right equipment is why SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale makes it “Like it never even happened.” Set up a water removal assessment at (630) 830-6236.

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How Your Air Conditioning Unit can Cause Water Damage to Your Bloomingdale Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Your Air Conditioning Unit can Cause Water Damage to Your Bloomingdale Home  Water Damage to Bloomingdale Properties is Common from A/C window units--SERVPRO Tip

Damage to Bloomingdale Properties by Water Occurs in Many Ways

The heat of summer seems only to get worse as summer progresses, but with many different activities to engage our attention and our time, it can often feel as if there is very little of either to spend on maintenance around the house. The inside of an air conditioner can be confusing to many who have them.

Summers in Bloomingdale tend to be hottest in August, and this is when air conditioner units have been running for a few months, making it common for malfunctioning units to cause water damage. The combination of constant, steady use with the need to cool your home, even more, can create problems in late summer, and with all brands of an air conditioner. 
 
The water damage may not seem to be significant, but what you see on the surface is only part of the story. Water from a clogged or dirty air conditioner unit can seep into the inside of the wall, or under carpets, as well as behind siding on the exterior wall. At SERVPRO, we use a device called a hygrometer that can detect higher than normal levels of moisture in semi-porous materials such as drywall. Infrared imaging devices can also detect areas that may have been affected by infiltrating water. We can probe with a small pointed moisture meter to measure the results of our work, that is to restore standard levels of moisture content. In drywall 8-10% is a good number.
 
To prevent this problem, checking your air conditioner once a month to make sure that the condensate pipe has not become clogged can save your home from becoming damaged. While you are doing this simple check, taking a look at the evaporator coil can show you any dirt or particulate buildup that may clog the drip pan's drain. Many homeowners prefer to have a certified air conditioner repair technician handle this type of maintenance on a yearly basis for them to ensure compliance with their homeowners' insurance policy. 
 
If you notice that your air conditioner has been leaking, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help you determine how much damage has occurred. If the leak is a new and has not yet harmed your home, we can extract all of the moisture to ensure that no water damage accrues. If the damage is found, we can very quickly restore the area before it can spread to other parts of your home. Call us, 24/7, at (630) 830-6236 for the experienced and highly trained technicians your home deserves.

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