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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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Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Lombard

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Flood Damage Assistance Available For Lombard Area Residents

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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We Have The Right Equipment To Handle Restoration In Your Carol Stream Business

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Have The Right Equipment To Handle Restoration In Your Carol Stream Business  We respond quickly and set up industry-leading drying equipment to restore your Carol Stream business after a flood.

Limit the Effects of Water Damage in Your Carol Stream Apartments

Owners and property managers in the Carol Stream area need a resource to rely upon if a water loss affects the units or common areas of multi-family residential developments. Because the individual apartments or townhomes share walls, ceilings, and floors as well as plumbing supply and waste lines an issue in one home has the potential to affect many others. Our highly-qualified team of water mitigation experts is ready to halt the harm caused by a water event in all areas affected.

A tub overflow or water heater rupture in one of the upper units can cause water damage throughout a complex of individual Carol Stream apartments. Understanding how water migrates and having a firm grasp on how to remove water and lingering moisture are needed to return building materials, fixtures, and contents to preloss condition. Responding to the needs of more than one resident requires the skills of our professional restoration experts.

SERVPRO is experienced in managing water damage that impacts multiple living units. We work with the insurance carriers involved to minimize out of pocket expenses for both residents and property owners. Our technicians have IICRC training, and our equipment is state of the art. We use thermal scanners and moisture meters to pinpoint the pathways showing where water moved after the first crisis. Any moisture trapped behind walls, between floors and ceilings, or in other building cavities is located and removed.

We pump out standing water and use wanded extractors for water that pools in tight areas or spreads across flat surfaces. SERVPRO uses a broad range of strategies to remediate common types of water damage. Soaked carpet in lobbies and apartments can be dried in place with weighted wands, the option of padding replacement speeding the drying process. Damp areas between living units dry more efficiently if flood cuts allow access to air movement and dehumidification. Our Injectidry system uses negative air pressure to suction moisture out of hardwood floors or wet drywall.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is prepared to manage water damage in your multifamily rental properties. Call (630) 830-6236 for an evaluation by an experienced water mitigation project manager.

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How Our Technicians Control Humidity After A Flood Has Damaged Your Bloomingdale Home

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Technicians Control Humidity After A Flood Has Damaged Your Bloomingdale Home Professional help is available 24/7, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

Controlling Humidity In Your Bloomingdale Home After Flood Damage

The type and scale of property damages caused by flooding are limitless. In the US alone, there have been billions of dollars worth of restoration over the past year. Caused by heavy rainfall and other extreme weather conditions the impact of flash flooding requires professional assistance to get your home back to its preloss condition.

There are many different types of flood damage in Bloomingdale properties that means any effective restoration agency needs to adopt a varied approach. Water imbibes almost anything it comes into contact with, meaning that damages to your home could be hazardous or contain pathogens. In the case of extreme weather, there may be significant debris in need of removal.

SERVPRO is here to help assess, repair and restore your home. As part of our service, we can perform emergency board-ups using tarpaulins or wood panels to help mitigate damages during the restoration procedure. If the power has been shut off, we can re-establish it or bring in temporary generators. Loose debris, as well as sewage, can be disposed of properly in line with federal and state law.

Excessive amounts of water in the home can increase the humidity levels. SERVPRO uses Hygrometers to test humidity in both the affected zone and in other areas of the house. High humidity levels can cause mold or mildew growth, so it is vital to ascertain your home's natural humidity and restore that in areas of the home that have fallen victim to flooding.

Where there is an imbalance in humidity levels, we can bring in desiccant dehumidifiers. SERVPRO uses this equipment to help draw moisture out of the air, which may have been evaporated during the drying procedure. Desiccant chemicals releasing into the air draw the evaporated moisture out re-establishing the natural 'dry level' that is found throughout your home. This process can help restore your home to pre-flood conditions and reduce the likelihood of permanent damages after the event.

Professional help is available 24/7, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

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Mold Can Be Found Anywhere In Your Glendale Heights Home, Let Our Experts Help!

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Can Be Found Anywhere In Your Glendale Heights Home, Let Our Experts Help! Call us at (630) 830-6236, so we can help keep your home free of excessive microbial activity.

Mold Damage Can Start Anywhere In Your Glendale Heights Residence

Microbes that cause problems inside a residence in Glendale Heights all require two things in common - water and cellulose material. Without these two things in constant supply, microbes die off, leaving only dormant spores behind. Because homes contain virtually unlimited amounts of plant-based materials, both in their structure and the things within them, we must control the water available so we can control the microbial populations.

When the moisture content inside a house rises, mold damage in Glendale Heights can start to spread. Microbial activity can happen anywhere, so we use special instruments that help us locate concentrations of moisture. Drying these locations back to within normal parameters means they become much less prone to mold damage. We also find the areas where moisture enters your house and get those locations sealed off, preventing further issues.

When we clean up mold, we might cause it to send out spores. To prevent the spread of these within your home, we take measures to contain them. We also do the same with all of the materials we remove. We want to keep your property from having any more problems with mold. Plastic sheeting and bags keep mold and its spores from escaping and spreading. We never carry loose materials around inside your house, as this can let spores enter the air and let mold particles fall to the floor.

We take steps to ensure that your home remains dry, as this makes the environment inhospitable to microbes. We can help you by using a desiccant machine that rapidly dries the air and then follows up with the installation of a dehumidifier or sump pump. Either can help keep the air drier, but each has specific purposes in different situations.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is always ready to answer your call and help you with the prevention and remediation of mold damage in your home. Call us at (630) 830-6236, so we can help keep your home free of excessive microbial activity.

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How Our Team Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Bloomingdale

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Team Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Bloomingdale Overcoming the hidden challenges of fire damage is manageable with help from a professional.

Tackling Hidden Challenges Of Fire Damage In Bloomingdale

Most times when fire affects a property, the only question in people’s minds is whether it was controlled in time or whether it was catastrophic. However, in the unfortunate event that your property burns down, you realize there is more to fires than being big or small. These hidden aspects affect the restoration process, especially if handled by an inexperienced person. We offer professional restoration services in Bloomingdale.

One aspect that influences the level of fire damage in Bloomingdale is how hot the fire is because it determines the types of residues left, and how hard it is to remove them. Scorching fires produce dry smoke which leaves powdery residues on surfaces. These are easy to wipe off with a sponge or other less aggressive cleaning methods. However, the high temperatures also open up pores on surfaces, so any residues that penetrate the surface are hander to remove. Smoldering fires produce wet smoke with high levels of aerosols, solvents and other liquid components that stain materials easily.

The type of material present in the areas affected by the fire can influence the outcome of the incident. Organic materials like wood burn easily while metals or stone materials have a higher resilience, so the fire might not damage them, but soot and other residues left can leave stains. Synthetics like plastic and rubber are not only affected by flames but also heat. They also create wet, smeary residues that can stain other materials easily. Our SERVPRO technicians remove residues left on metal surfaces fast to reduce chances of staining. We also check the level of damage in organic materials, and if salvageable, we use specialized techniques such as soda blasting to clean charred surfaces.

Most fires are ignited or accelerated by some element such as grease or protein, especially in kitchen fires. Other fires involve fuel oils. Apart from serving as an accelerant, these elements also leave residues which can affect the cleanup process. Protein residues are notably pungent. They also vary in color ranging from yellow, amber to colorless. Our SERVPRO technicians are well-versed with cleaning such residues by applying professional cleaning agents. In most cases, we also clean the entire property to get rid of the bad smell.

Overcoming the hidden challenges of fire damage in Glendale Heights and Addison areas is manageable with help from a professional. Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale to assist. You can reach us at (630) 830-6236 any day.

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