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A Few Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season That Could Cause Fire Damage in Addison

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Few Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season That Could Cause Fire Damage in Addison Be vigilant with open flames and overloading any outlets during the holiday season celebrations. Should you have fire damage, contact SERVPRO.

Holiday Fire Damage a Possibility in Addison

Preparing for and enjoying the holiday season usually involves decorative displays of light. Trees, mantles, and celebratory scenes make use of strings of lights, often connected to extension cords in rooms crowded with other decor and family and friend gatherings. Candles and fireplaces add to the lively vibe. Excited pets or children, a trip or misstep by anyone, or an unattended open flame can transform festive to fiery. We can help with the aftermath.

Creating a cozy and welcoming ambiance during the holidays can expose you and your family to fire damage in Addison if safeguards are ignored bad luck intervenes. Electrical malfunctions in plugs and light cords create smoldering that takes time to discover before they spark into open flames. A candle too near a curtain or knocked over in the confusion of greeting guests or passing dishes on an overburdened dining table flares fast. Within minutes evacuating your loved ones becomes paramount and the firefighters arrive to minimize damage to your home.

After a holiday fire call SERVPRO day or night to start the remediation process immediately. Our IICRC trained crews arrive with fully-stocked service vehicles ready to manage all aspects of an accidental fire. Project managers assess the scenario, helping you decide to find short-term temporary housing during the cleanup, communicating on your behalf with your insurance carrier to make sure your out of pocket costs are covered.

Our team removes the fire-fighting chemicals and water and dry out the premises as a first step. SERVPRO crew members analyze the types of soot and debris left in the affected areas, matching products and tools with their specific characteristics. Electric fires and the smoldering of linens deposit a thick, sticky coating requiring cleaning products with powerful wetting agents and surfactants to loosen it before our technicians wipe it away. If the fire involved foods or grease, we might need solvents and abrasive equipment to clear it away.

Deodorization specialists among our technicians work on the persistent malodors that can linger. The slow-burning releases particles that might respond best to thermal fogging, recreating the conditions that caused the odor to eliminate it. SERVPRO also invests in cutting-edge equipment like hydroxyl generators that use oxidation to neutralize smells at a molecular level.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale responds fast when your holidays take an unexpected turn for the worst. No matter when a fire breaks out a call to (630) 830-6236 gets help on the way 24/7.

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Are Your Fixtures Leaking In Your Bloomingdale Home? Let Our Team At SERVPRO Help!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are Your Fixtures Leaking In Your Bloomingdale Home? Let Our Team At SERVPRO Help! Water damage may not always be on your mind when you see a slow leak, but it doesn't take long to cause irreparable effects to your home.

Fixture Leaks That Cause Water Damage To Your Bloomingdale Home

Many Bloomingdale homeowners strive to repair things that break within their home to the best of their abilities. While this can certainly be a frugal approach to caring for your property, it often allows for damages to occur without your knowledge until you have the opportunity to address the repair in question. A leaking water fixture could produce very little moisture throughout the day, but throughout several days, could saturate cabinetry, flooring, walls, and other exposed surfaces.

While some saturation might not seem like a significant threat to your residence, water damage in Bloomingdale can affect these materials and the affected environment dramatically throughout a few days. While one of the direct effects of persistently damp areas is the production of mold from present spores in the area, our SERVPRO professionals also must contend with the degradation of the exposed materials with oversaturation.

In as little as a single day, materials exposed to this leak from the fixture could oversaturate and begin to swell and bloat. This occurrence can change the composition of these affected materials, causing a degradation that is impossible to overcome with even our advanced technology and equipment. Our SERVPRO professionals, when called early enough, can work quickly to dry out these materials and preserve them when possible.

With our air mover equipment, high-powered bursts of hot air force moisture out of affected materials and into the air as a vapor. We use these machines in conjunction with industrial-strength dehumidifiers to trap this vapor into a collection tray or discharge hose to remove it from the premises. We can use thermal imagery to detect lingering moisture to prevent mold growth and further degradation by ensuring the job gets completed correctly.

Water damage might not always be on your mind when you see a slow leak from a fixture, but it does not take long to cause irreparable effects to your home. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale water restorations a call at (630) 830-6236. We can put our equipment and experience to use in your home whenever you need us.

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Our Team Is The Best At Restoring Your Fire Damaged Home In Carol Stream

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Is The Best At Restoring Your Fire Damaged Home In Carol Stream A fire in your Carol Stream home poses many challenges.

Why SERVPRO Is The Best Option For Fire Damage Remediation In Carol Stream

A fire in your Carol Stream home poses many challenges. The situation is stressful, even if you and your family got to safety unharmed and the damage to your home appears minimal. Working with a reputable fire remediation firm is the only way to ensure all aspects of cleanup and recovery from the crisis are addressed, readying the dwelling for rebuilding or restoration by your chosen contractor.

Why SERVPRO is the answer to your Carol Stream fire damage remediation is elementary. Fire mitigation is one of the pillars of our business. We take the training of our technicians in this discipline seriously. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework they master ready them for the tasks needed to clean up and mitigate the damage after the fire in your home.

Choosing SERVPRO means you get a hardworking team of fire damage mitigation professionals who work quickly to clear the soot and other debris using tools and products well-matched to the type of soiling and damage. Fire cleanup is a complex endeavor as the type of smoke and soot damage depends on the fuel the fire consumed. As a fire moves through a home, the fuels can change, and the mitigation strategies must change as well.

The continuous need for expert assessment of the situation in each fire damaged space is why SERVPRO is a critical part of your plan. You can count on us to evaluate the soiling properly and select the correct tools and cleaning products to clear it away. Because the residue from a fire is corrosive, it must be removed completely to halt its deteriorating effects.

Our goal is to leave a clean and sanitized space, ready for any restoration efforts you or your contractor take on to return the damaged spaces to a warm and welcoming ambiance. Lingering smells remind you of the disaster when you deserve to move beyond it. SERVPRO technicians work diligently to create refreshed surfaces and an odor-free atmosphere, using a variety of deodorizing techniques.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to take a fire-damaged home and abate the damage with professional products and techniques. As soon as the house is returned to your control by the fire authorities, call us at (630) 830-6236 to schedule the assessment.

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Glendale Heights Shops Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Glendale Heights Shops Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation SERVPRO Reserves the Right to Remediate Mold Growth in Your Glendale Heights Eatery

Remediation for Mold Growth in Your Glendale Heights Restaurant

As a Glendale Heights restaurant owner, you are familiar with the strict health codes and regulations for all business owners within the food and beverage industry. As an establishment that serves food to hungry patrons, a situation like a mold growth could be disastrous. You need professional remediators who can remove these organisms from your restaurant and restore whatever damage they might have caused to materials and contents.

When a Glendale Heights eatery encounters mold damage, they have an obligation to their staff and the customers they serve to cease operations and resolve the situation immediately. Without the appropriate equipment and expertise, business owners cannot take care of mold growth on their own, and so they rely on specially trained technicians like our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians to help.

With time being a sensitive issue for both the effects of the mold on the building itself and the amount of time that your business goes without selling your dishes to your patrons, our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to get to work. We have the tools necessary, such as negative air chambers and air scrubbers, to isolate the mold colony growing in the building and prevent the spores from spreading to new locations while the removal is underway.

Removal of the colony varies depending on the severity of the spread and its effect on the materials the colony chooses as a seat. While sanding and soda blasting can prove effective in the right conditions, sometimes controlled demolition is necessary.

While you cannot ignore mold growing in your restaurant, choosing the right professionals to help you overcome this presence within your building can limit the time that your doors remain closed. Under many instances, local food inspectors may be needed to okay the reopening.

You can trust the experience and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale remediation technicians. Our team is always ready to help, give us a call today at (630) 830-6236.

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The Main Event: When Water Main Breaks Cause Flooding in Your Glen Ellyn Home

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Main Event:  When Water Main Breaks Cause Flooding in Your Glen Ellyn Home The SERVPRO Green Fleet is ready to remove water from your home.

Water Main Breaks Lead to Flooding in Glen Ellyn Homes

The public water supply gets distributed to homes throughout Glen Ellyn via a series of pipes ranging in diameter based on the homes the particular line supplies. Stresses like vehicles, shifts in the ground, and exposure to abrasive rocks and sand can break these supply lines throughout a neighborhood, causing water to rush out of the ground at an alarming rate. Nearby homes caught in the path of the moving water could experience flooding until the appropriate valves can get turned off to stop the flow from the broken pipe.

As unexpected as this flooding could be for your Glen Ellyn residence, overcoming its effects is something that you want to seek to do immediately. The longer that standing water pools against construction materials and the contents of your home, the more damage it can do to these elements. Our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly in an emergency like this to help you mitigate your loss and make a plan specific to efficiently restoring your home.

Our technicians can begin the process by extracting the water from the affected areas of your home using portable pumps or truck-mounted options from our SERVPRO Green Fleet. Once the excess has gotten removed, we can set our sights on handling the moisture, dampness and saturation concerns for the environment and materials affected by the emergency.

A critical element to the water restoration work that our team does is drying the area thoroughly. Dropping the relative humidity levels throughout an affected area not only aids in the preservation of the affected materials but can also help to prevent secondary effects from occurring. Mold spores can seat and colonize within a couple of days in damp conditions, drying out these areas can limit the possibility of this happening.

While you cannot predict what could happen through municipal water systems throughout your community, you can help to limit the effect that flooding might have on your home over a long-term basis. Trust in our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale emergency response team to help you preserve what matters most and restore the damaged elements of your home. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (630) 830-6236.

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Get Rid Of Bad Odors From Mold In Your Glendale Heights Home Once And For All

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Rid Of Bad Odors From Mold In Your Glendale Heights Home Once And For All From the moment that you make the discovery, mold damages have already started adversely affecting your Glendale Heights home.

Deodorization For Mold Effects In Your Glendale Heights Home

Disasters can affect your Glendale Heights home in various ways, causing you to need professional restoration services to return your home to the way it was before. When situations arise that require immediate attention, such as the discovery of mold growth in your home, our technicians can arrive quickly to help you begin the process of removing the presence and restoring the damage it has caused.

From the moment that you make the discovery, mold damages have already started adversely affecting your Glendale Heights home. If caught early enough, this spread of the damage can be isolated and removed much easier than if the situation has gotten out of control. The spread of an active colony can present some concerns for both your property and those living in it, so do not hesitate to call our IICRC certified SERVPRO remediation technicians.

One of the hardest effects for homeowners to deal with when they find microbial growth in their home is the odor that comes along with it. A tell-tale sign of an active mold colony is a strong, musty scent that surrounds the affected area. Contending with this odor might be one of the final steps of the remediation and restoration process for our professionals, but one that we take great care with handling.

There are many pieces of equipment in our arsenal that we can use to overcome harsh odors associated with an active mold colony on your property. One of the first is our hydroxyl generators, which neutralize the scent on a molecular level, negating their ability to produce the musty odor any longer. These are ideal for the contents of your home and softer surfaces affected by the growth. Thermal foggers are also a tool we use, and these machines can remove the smell permanently in open areas and construction materials.

While deodorization might be one of the final steps in remediation and restoration, it is one that requires the right expertise and equipment to complete successfully. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale certified remediation specialists can help you overcome the effects of the organism growing in your home quickly. Give our emergency response team a call at (630) 830-6236.

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How Our Experts Remove Odors After A Fire In Your Glendale Heights Home

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Experts Remove Odors After A Fire In Your Glendale Heights Home Recovering from the aftermath of a household fire in Glendale Heights can be overwhelming.

Odors After A Fire In Your Glendale Heights Home

Recovering from the aftermath of a household fire in Glendale Heights can be overwhelming. Professional fire restoration manages each necessary task to return your home to preloss condition. From water removal to soot and smoke mitigation to restoration of charred structural components, the response a restoration brings is multifaceted. Our team handles these issues and more.

When responding to fire damage in Glendale Heights, each step in the remediation plan is essential. Our IICRC trained crews follow proven protocols intended to mitigate the damage done by the firefighting efforts and the combustion of various materials inside your home. The care and hard work of our employees bring the interior of your dwelling back to the conditions you remember pre-fire.

SERVPRO can also address the smells that linger even after a comprehensive cleanup. As the fire raced through your home, a broad range of possession and building materials burned, and each sent microscopic particles into the air. The incompletely combusted items soil not only the walls and surfaces with soot, but also fill the air with noxious odors.

Ordinary air fresheners and solutions like candles only mask the smells. SERVPRO crews employ many strategies to eliminate the odors permanently. We start with the obvious -- removal of burned objects and thorough cleaning of sooty residues on every surface. A pack out of movable furnishings and objects to our production facility allows our technicians to use specialized equipment and products to remove odors as other crew members attend to your home’s structure.

If smells persist, recreating the conditions that allowed for odor penetration is the next step. SERVPRO uses thermal fogging to disperse deodorant products through a heated chamber. This process transforms the deodorizing substance into similarly sized particles that seek out and neutralize the odor-bearing particles.

We also consider innovative technologies like hydroxyl generators that cause a chemical reaction in the odor-bearing residues, ridding them of the malodors. SERVPRO is a fire damage restoration leader, always striving to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new and efficient ways to rid a home of fire-related odors. The terrifying memories of a home fire fade much more quickly if lingering smells disappear.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to resolve all aspects of professional fire restoration. Call SERVPRO at (630) 830-6236 as soon as the firefighters leave to begin a comprehensive fire damage recovery.

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"I Told You So!" Get Professional Water Removal and Cleanup for Your Addison Property--Call SERVPRO

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage "I Told You So!" Get Professional Water Removal and Cleanup for Your Addison Property--Call SERVPRO Addison Homes Cannot Hide Moisture and Water Damage from SERVPRO

The Risks of Inadequate Water Removal in Your Addison Home

When disasters strike your Addison home, it can feel overwhelming to get the mess cleaned up and return life to normal. While there are steps that you can take to help reduce the impact of water loss incidents, for example, there are risks associated with trying to take care of the full restoration aspect on your own. Understanding what could happen if water emergencies do not get appropriately cleaned up can help you to see the essential need for professional restoration.

Damages can occur quickly with a water loss incident in your Addison home, stretching far beyond your immediate need for water removal services. Additionally, these widespread concerns are not always readily seen by the naked eye, so many homeowners mistake the absence of damage for the resolution of it. In actuality, materials absorb moisture and retain water, allowing for the destruction of structural components and secondary effects after only a brief period.

Our objective at SERVPRO is to be available for our clients when they need us the most, as emergencies rarely happen within the convenient confines of traditional operating hours. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 to help you assess the damage to your home and to mitigate the situation beginning as soon as we arrive to limit the out of pocket expenses you might incur.

More than this, we strive to do a thorough job to help reduce the risk of unnecessary demolition and reconstruction when restoration is possible. We have tools that can help our SERVPRO technicians determine if the moisture has gotten successfully removed from the affected areas, like infrared thermal imaging technology and other detection equipment. These tools help our professionals isolate lingering effects and effectively remove all of the dampness to prevent worsening conditions for the homeowner.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that water removal is as basic as using a mop and bucket to clean up pooling water on their floors. More often than not, the situation spreads quickly through materials and well out of the scope of conventional cleaning tools to become impossible for the homeowner to eliminate on their own successfully. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale professionals can help by contacting us today at (630) 830-6236.

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Necessary Tasks You Might Not Expect After Fire Damage In Glendale Heights

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Necessary Tasks You Might Not Expect After Fire Damage In Glendale Heights If you never suffered from the effects of a fire in your home some of the issues a property owner faces post-disaster can surprise you.

Fire Damage In Your Home

If you never suffered from the effects of a fire in your Glendale Heights home some of the issues a property owner faces post-disaster can surprise you. The specific circumstances of each fire vary, but many of the needed tasks are the same regardless of the cause or the extent of the damage. Our highly-qualified crew leads and technicians are familiar with the protocol and are ready to assist you.

After you watch the efforts of the firefighters as they save your Glendale Heights home, you appreciate just how much fire damage restoration involves water removal and damage control, as well as structural drying. It is smart to hire a company that does not limit the core services to one type of disaster. We ensure the crew we send to assist you in the aftermath of a fire is proficient in both water and fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO attends first to the water removal issues for safety and practical reasons. Slip and fall injuries can occur and expose both inhabitants and our crew members to risk. Water and electricity do not mix, often causing at least a temporary disruption to your home’s power until the water exits the fire damaged areas. Hidden hazards underwater can injure residents of your home and our technicians.

Our service vehicles contain pumps and water extractors, as well as a full range of professional drying equipment in addition to the products and tools needed for fire damage clean up. Once we remove the water and begin drying your home’s structure, SERVPRO crew members can commence fire residue cleanup and evaluate other fire damage concerns.

Another problem created by fire concerns food you have stored on the shelf and even in refrigerators and freezers. Heat and soot can damage food in your pantry and cabinets, without regard to whether the contents are in sealed jars and boxes. The elevated temperatures during a fire can cause unsafe organisms to grow, and soot is often fine enough to contaminate food by moving around the threads on a jar lid or passing through a cardboard box. A power outage can make chilled and frozen food unsafe to eat, and soot can move into an appliance if the gaskets are not tight. SERVPRO technicians can help you determine what food needs disposal.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale considers all aspects of fire damage, offering assistance and advice on everything from water damage to tainted food. Call to have an experienced project manager assess your fire scene by dialing (630) 830-6236.

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Check Your Attic for Mold Damage Due to Clogged or Damaged Gutters After This Hot Wet Summer in Addison

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Check Your Attic for Mold Damage Due to Clogged or Damaged Gutters After This Hot Wet Summer in Addison Addison Mold Remediation When Needed, Rely on the Professionals from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Tips to Addison Home Owners to Help Prevent the Need for Mold Remediation

As autumn approaches, checking for mold growth linked to heavy rains in Addison is a wise move. The last part of summer was hot, wet and humid. If the gutters and downspouts on your home failed to collect and drain rainwater properly chances are good water leaking into your attic created an optimal environment for mold growth. Our experienced mold remediators can assess the situation and offer a solution if we find mold.

Gutters on your Addison home can contribute to mold damage if leaves and other debris clog them, forcing water to move into your home under shingles at the roof edge. If the gutters are already clogged, the leaves due to fall over the next few months can make the situation even worse. Checking the attic just under the eaves can reveal colonies of mold situated inside your house where the roofing materials allowed water to seep. Our remediation crews can pinpoint mold damage and devise a plan to remove it safely.

Mold in the attic is an issue you cannot ignore. The microbes continue to multiply and can move into living areas over time. SERVPRO’s abatement team can contain the outbreak and remove the active growth following the EPA protocol taught during IICRC certification for Applied Microbial Technicians. We take care to use barricades or negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent moldy debris from drifting through your home during removal. The technicians employ mechanical means to remove the mold, scraping, brushing, and using innovations like soda blasting to loosen mold from structures that are porous like wood framing.

Finding the mold is an opportunity for you to make repairs and adjustments in your roof drainage system before the snow flies. SERVPRO advises that moisture sources must be eliminated to ensure that mold damage does not continuously recur. Getting the gutter to flow freely ensures that water in all its forms, including ice dams, stays out of your attic along with mold damage.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is your local resource for high-quality mold remediation services. If you struggle with a mold issue, contact us at (630) 830-6236 to schedule a consultation.

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