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Where Downtown Chicago Water Removal is Most Needed in Your Home

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe with water spraying from it Water removal is needed wherever the water settles in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective services.

Common Areas Susceptible to Flood Damage in Your Home

Whether a storm causes it, 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 wide variety of floods and water damage situations, where heavy and costly damages come quickly and easily. Getting quick and adequate water removal for your Downtown Chicago property is essential if you hope to avoid more severe 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.

Water Damage in Basements

If your home has a basement, it is highly liable to flood and take on standing water, requiring immediate water removal from your Downtown Chicago 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 Need Water Damage Restoration

Garages, sheds, and other exterior or augmented structures may be at exceptionally high risk for flooding. These buildings typically lack 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.

Grease Fire Recovery in Carol Stream -- Prompt And Professional

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

a person cooking with fire coming from the stove Fire damage can literally shut down your business. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation when facing such a situation.

SERVPRO Eliminates Lingering Odors After Fire Damage at Your Grill or Restaurant

Happy hour and appetizers are the go-to draws of many local bars and grills. A kitchen fire extinguishes the fun and sends customers looking for another after-work hangout. Avoid disappointing your customers and permanently losing business by engaging an industry-leading restoration company like SERVPRO.

A mistake engulfs your restaurant kitchen in flames. The fire damage to your Carol Stream business needs a fast and professional response to get your popular brewpub and eatery back on track. We have the experience, highly qualified work crews, and equipment to restore the destruction quickly and safely.

Grease fires spread heavy, sticky smoke throughout the kitchen, invading other areas of your restaurant as well. Chemical extinguishers are most effective on this type of fire, water being a dangerous response as the flaming grease floats on liquids used to snuff out the blaze. The combination of thick, greasy soot and chemical residue is a real challenge to clean yet is a common problem in commercial kitchen fires. SERVPRO recognizes that clients reach out frequently for help after this particular disaster, and we prepare accordingly.

Fire Damage Restoration Training

Our IICRC-certified technicians receive advanced training in grease fire restoration, ready to start efficiently cleaning the debris away and assessing for any necessary repairs and deodorization after the cleanup completes. Although the problems overwhelm you and your kitchen staff, we have the answers and plan for a comprehensive restoration that happens swiftly.

Cooktops and cabinets need thorough scrubbing with professional products to remove the almost impervious coating caused by the greasy combustion. Cautious use of solvents and abrasive pads are likely to be necessary, and our workers are familiar with the proper use of these techniques. Unpleasant odors must not linger in your restaurant as your customers associate delicious aromas with your success. Grease fires are notorious for permeating pervasive stenches, but our SERVPRO team has the strategies and equipment to eliminate the acrid burning smell. We may employ air scrubbers during the cleaning phase, machines that use negative pressure to contain and filter out the offending odor.

Odor Removal 

We use one or several methods to eradicate the odor, beginning with removing the sooty debris and finishing, if necessary, with cutting-edge technology. Members of the crew hold certifications in thermal fogging, a method that replicates the way the smell invaded your restaurant. SERVPRO technicians also inspect venting systems for tenacious odors, recommending sealing hard-to-clean areas and replacing all filters.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 when a grease fire threatens to close down your restaurant for good. We assess the situation and implement a restoration plan that starts the food and drinks flowing again soon.

Are There Ways to Make Flood Damage Restoration Simpler in Carol Stream Properties?

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded garage with water up to the windows Affected by recent flooding? Contact Team SERVPRO for effective water removal and flood damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Provides Experienced Crews to Help Ease Flood Restoration At Your Home

Storms can cause a multitude of damages in your Carol Stream Home within a short period. For instance, the rising groundwater leaves items soggy and contaminated. Debris from collapsed ceilings or other damaged materials might also litter the property. Restoring normalcy takes considerable work.

With help from an experienced team, flood damage restoration in Carol Stream properties can be easier. The vast experience our SERVPRO crews have ensures that we can transform the messy situation you see into a structured restoration process eliminating repetition of tasks and development of secondary damages. 

With proper organization, restoration can proceed without requiring help from:

  • Hoarder cleaners
  • Biohazard cleaning company
  • Rodent clean up services
  • Disinfecting companies

Our SERVPRO crew chiefs start by inspecting your property to establish the extent of damage and thus the types of resources needed to restore normalcy. For instance, we check the level of deterioration in sections such as walls, ceilings, and floors. If there is significant damage, extensive teardown is necessary. Therefore, we prepare more waste-handling resources, including large wheeled trash cans. 

After organizing the loss site, it is essential to take care of the problems caused by flooding. For instance, removing mud and silt deposited by floodwaters on surfaces and cleaning all solid areas is essential. Moisture management is another significant yet time-consuming task.  Our SERVPRO teams address these issues faster since we have a wide range of equipment.

Helpful equipment for the restoration of a flooded property include:

  • Dry/wet vacuums
  • Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers
  • High-speed air movers
  • Pressure washers and rotating brushes

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale helps resolve flood damage issues faster. Call us at (630) 830-6236. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage Caused by Grilling Accidents in Your Downtown Chicago Home

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

charcoal grill on fire Grills account for major fire damage each year. Be sure to practice fire safety while grilling.

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Cleanup Fire Damage

The end of spring and the beginning of summer provides us with days perfect for grilling out in the backyard. An excellent way to enjoy each other's company is grilling food in Downtown Chicago. 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 on your patio or property so you avoid the possibility of fire damage in Downtown Chicago. It is easy to get distracted and rush through putting things away.

Fire Damage Restoration

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 at significant 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 fire 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.

Smoke Damage

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.

Professional Water Damage Restoration Available to Homeowners in Carol Stream

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Back view of SERVPRO van heading out to restore water damage When your see our Green Fleet around town, you will know that we are ready to restore your water damage.

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 Carol Stream home is nothing new. Homeowners everywhere fight this battle daily 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 damages and even save your home should a disaster strike.

Water Damage Repairs

Whether you currently face water problems in your home or 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 emergencies occur.

Certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians have several years of experience providing solutions to homeowners just like you. We are fully qualified to restore various 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. We also have 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

How Does Mold Removal Happen in a Carol Stream Apartment Building?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold on ceiling and wall Act quickly when tenants report mold to keep the issue from spreading. SERVPRO is your professional mold remediation provider.

Fast Remediation Actions Protect Carol Stream Residential Structures From Microbial Threats

A property manager for an apartment complex must be mindful of the condition of the grounds at all times. With issues like flooding, high humidity, and powerful wind/rainstorms common to the Greater Chicago area, mold development might not be uncommon to find. Some signals that mold could exist in your apartment building include:

  • Spotting
  • Foul odors
  • Structural degradation
  • Moist areas

How Does Sandblasting Work to Remove Active Colonies? 

Much of the aggressive tactics used for mold removal in Carol Stream commercial properties are most effective and efficient. Because mold organisms can move fast through facilitating environments, it is critical to begin removing active colonization as soon as possible. Dry cleaning and remediation methods like sandblasting can prevent conditions in the damaged area from allowing mold growth while simultaneously eliminating surface organisms and seated roots of the organism on porous surfaces. High-pressured air and sand blast away mold growth often without compromising the underlying substrate.

When apartment buildings become impacted by mold growth, hundreds could be in the path of these destructive organisms. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team has efficient mold removal tactics and can make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (630) 830-6236.

SERVPRO Brings Years of Experience and Expertise in Flood Damage Restoration of Carol Stream Homes

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded room with items floating everywhere When your home is flooded, it can be quite overwhelming. Call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services. We are available 24/7.

Do Carol Stream Homes Need Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services?

A storm can cause extensive flood damage to your Carol Stream home. If you don't address it as a matter of urgency, the situation can worsen within a matter of hours. SERVPRO's professional flood restoration experts can minimize the loss and ensure that your Carol Stream home is safe to live. 

Decontamination is one of the most important steps of the flood restoration process as floodwater is often contaminated. SERVPRO experts of Carol Stream have years of experience and expertise in mitigating such situations. 

How SERVPRO Techs Accomplish Decontamination During Flood Water Cleanup After a Storm 

SERVPRO technicians use a variety of antimicrobial agents during the water damage mitigation process after a flood. Our experts use chemicals called antimicrobials during the decontamination process. Some of the most commonly used antimicrobials include-

  • Disinfectants- Destroy 99% of microorganisms that they contact. Usually don't affect the bacterial and fungal spores. Examples include Formaldehyde, Chlorines, and Alcohol. 
  • Sanitizers- Decrease the number of microbes to a number deemed acceptable by public health authorities. 
  • Sterilizers- Destroy all microorganisms, including spores of bacteria and fungi. Sterilizing after flood damage is generally not possible.
  • Sporicides- Effective in controlling fungal and bacterial spores. 

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for fast and efficient service. 

Where Can Chicago Loop Businesses Find Top-Notch Fire and Water Damage Remediation Services?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Chicago skyline on a cell phone on a black background Want to hear some big news??? We are proud to announce that we are an Official SERVPRO Downtown Operator!

Official Downtown Licensed Operator SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to respond to major Chicago commercial disaster scenarios 

Whether needing multiple ceiling leak mitigation following burst pipes in a Magnificent Mile high-rise or extensive fire and smoke damage remediation for commercial or governmental office space off Wacker Drive, downtown Chicago building managers and owners appreciate restoration companies that inspire confidence. When an experienced project manager takes your initial call and promptly materializes on-site to take charge of emergency assessment, you know SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale understands the genuine collaboration required for a successful large loss recovery effort.

Can a Single Disaster Recovery Company Manage a Major Downtown Chicago Restoration Effort?

Our association with the SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team prepared us for the demands of complex storm, water, fire, and mold projects on many levels of skyscrapers or spread out over multiple properties. Designation as an Official Downtown Licensed Operator facilitates our ability to create an individualized professional plan to handle all aspects of your commercial property’s damage. Scaling up the response to meet your restoration project’s needs is second nature to our team, and we have the resources to make it happen.

Should My Chicago Business Reach Out to SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale for Proactive Disaster Planning?

Our seasoned management has navigated many commercial disaster recoveries, qualifying us to evaluate your potential recovery needs before the storm, burst pipes, mold proliferation, or fire and smoke damage occur. Work with us on an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) in case of worst-case scenarios. We also are members of the Chicagoland business community and know our region profits when your operations continue unimpeded even in the face of a crisis. Creating an ERP with your local SERVPRO is both preventative and anticipatory:

  • A no-obligation assessment engenders recommendations you can follow to avoid and minimize damage where our experts find vulnerabilities.
  • Teaming with you streamlines the emergency response, clarifying SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is your chosen contractor, allowing us to intervene early and most efficiently.
  • Our detailed understanding gained during ERP creation of your property’s physical layout and your business operations eliminates confusion and delays.
  • A digital ERP format allows real-time property owner updates, including designations of agents who can act on your behalf.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is proud to serve downtown Chicago, connecting directly with commercial customers when disaster strikes. Our lines are open 24/7 at (630) 830-6236.

How Can SERVPRO Help Bloomingdale Residents in Fire Damage Restoration of Their Homes?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot and debris everywhere Did your home have a recent fire? SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment to remediate the fire damage. Contact us right away.

SERVPRO offers Fast and Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Service to Bloomingdale Home Owners

Fire damage restoration of your Bloomingdale home is a job for professionals. Trying to initiate a restoration process by yourself can turn an already bad situation worse. SERVPRO professionals have years of experience and expertise in dealing with the aftermath of a fire and smoke damage, including soot and odor. 

Combating the odor of a fire-damaged home in Bloomingdale can be difficult, but SERVPRO technicians are up to the task. We use various deodorizing techniques to remedy both real and imaginary odors. 

Equipment SERVPRO Techs Use to Combat Odor During House Fire Cleanup in Bloomingdale

SERVPRO technicians use a variety of state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate odor from your fire-damaged home in Bloomingdale. 

  • Photocatalytic Oxidizer- Works by producing hydroxyl (OH-) radicals using ultraviolet rays. The radicals then combine with odor-causing molecules and oxidize them, eliminating the odor during the fire restoration process. 
  • Air Scrubbers- These contain High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that can capture odor-causing particles as small as 0.3 microns. The activated carbon and potassium permanganate filters in the device can eliminate various odors causing molecules by adsorption. 
  • Ozone Generator- Generates an unstable gas called ozone that oxidizes with odor-causing molecules. It can eliminate a variety of odors, including odors due to protein fires. 

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for 24/7 fire damage restoration of Bloomingdale homes.

Carol Stream Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling Make sure that you are aware of the tell tale signs of water damage. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

How Does SERVPRO Prepare your Carol Stream Home for Water Mitigation?

The quiet village of Carol Stream rose to national limelight in 2011 when CNN's Money Magazine ranked the city 49th best place to live in the United States amongst 100 finalists. Originally a suburb of Chicago, the city was incorporated in 1959 and named after the founder's daughter. 

Besides the fact that the city is just a few miles away from Chicago, there are many activities to do in and around the city. Here is a list of some of the things you can do in Carol Stream.

  • Carol Cove Water Park- A great way to beat the summer heat, the waterpark offers a gigantic walk-in pool. If you love waterslides, Carol Cove has the two tallest tube slides in the entire DuPage county. There is a large patio and an interactive water playground as well. 
  • K1 Speed- A family-friendly indoor entertainment venue, the K1 speed offers an electric go-kart track, an arcade, and an onsite café that offers some of the scrumptious burgers and fries. 
  • Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park- The angled, seamless bouncing surface means you can bounce literally off the walls in this awesome trampoline park. There is also a dodgeball arena that combines the thrill of classic dodgeball with the excitement of trampoline park. There is also a slam-dunk zone for all those hoop lovers out there. 
  • McCaslin Park- For all the baseball fans visiting Carol Stream, McCaslin Park features multiple baseball diamonds with a turf field. Other amenities include Bankshot baseball court and Coyote Crossing mini golf course as well. 
  • Willowbrook Wildlife Center- It is a rehabilitation facility for the orphaned wildlife native to northeastern Illinois. The visitors can get an up-close view of native wildlife. If you are an animal lover, you are sure to enjoy the various interactive activities on offer in the center. 

A great off-leash dog park in the village offers our four-legged friends an opportunity to enjoy themselves. The Carol Stream park district has about 200 recreational programs all year round. If you want to do something different, downtown Chicago is just a few miles away as well. 

Why do Carol Stream Residents Need Professional Water Cleanup Services from SERVPRO?

Ignoring signs of water damage at your Carol Stream home can be costly. Whether due to burst pipes, leaking ceilings, or plumbing problems, water issues must be mitigated fast. SERVPRO technicians can help you assess the situation and form a strategy to mitigate water damage. Acting fast is the key to reduce restoration time and prevent any permanent losses.

SERVPRO's restoration approach to water mitigation relies on the following-

  • Preventing secondary damage, including microbial growth during and after water damage remediation
  • Restoring structures and contents with state-of-the-art equipment for both monitoring and eliminating hidden moisture after water cleanup 
  • Establishing negative pressure in contained areas to expedite water removal 
  • Combating odors using various approaches, including air filtration devices (AFDs) such as HEPA filters that can remove the odor-causing particles as small as 0.3 microns. 

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for 24/7 service regarding water damage and mitigation services.