Recent Posts

Can My Water-Damaged Furnishings Be Saved?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Couches in water in living room SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage.

Some Water Damage Restoration Services in Carol Stream, Like SERVPRO, Can Save Your Water-Damaged Furnishings. 

Many times when a water leak impacts your home, your furniture, and other household items are affected. These items are often expensive, irreplaceable, or both. Water-damaged chairs, tables, and other furnishings could be valuable antiques that are nearly impossible to replace. They may also be priceless family heirlooms that have been passed down through generations of your family. It is equally possible that these objects might have little-to-no monetary worth at all and simply possess great sentimental value because they remind you of a deceased loved one. Whatever value your furnishings hold for you, rest assured that there are Carol Stream restoration services that can help you save them.

What Happens to Wooden Furniture Exposed to Water?

SERVPRO, a Carol Stream water damage remediation service, is highly experienced in restoring both wooden and upholstered household contents that have been damaged by water. As a result, our technicians understand the unique challenges water-damaged wooden furniture presents. Furniture made of wood and wood products does not react so well to water and excess moisture. These furnishings are affected by liquids in different ways, depending on what type of wooden materials they are made of and how they are constructed. In general, hardwood products tend to react more favorably to water than those made of engineered woods like particleboard. With that said, here are some common ways water impacts wooden furniture:

Water spotting on finishes

Swelling and cracking of wood

Joint weakening and separation

Dry rot from fungal growths

Warping of particleboard products

How Does Water Damage Upholstered Items?

Water can also harm your upholstered furnishings in numerous ways. It affects the fabric coverings, internal fillings, and wooden structures of these household objects. The damage this excess moisture does can appear over the short-term or develop in the future due to improper or ineffective remediation efforts. Some of the various effects water has on your upholstered possessions are:

Water Staining

Color bleeding and transfers between fabrics

Rusting of cover zippers

The promotion of 

Persistent and difficult to eliminate musty odors

Wooden frame damage, including swelling, cracking, and joint deterioration  

It is, therefore, important to find a water damage remediation service with the right training and experience to effectively handle your particular issue. Otherwise, your furniture could be irreparably harmed or even become a total loss. Also, improperly addressed damage might spread to other materials over time and make future repairs even more costly.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Save My Furnishings?

Trained SERVPRO specialists can do many things to restore your water-damaged furniture. They are knowledgeable in various methods of returning your cherished wooden and upholstered furnishings to their original condition. However, before employing these methods, our workers remove your furniture from water-impacted flooring and put it on blocks. Afterward, they restore these possessions by:

Drying wooden chairs, tables, and other items with wet vacs, air movers, and dehumidifiers

Sanding and refinishing affected wood surfaces

Regluing and reassembling impacted and separated joints

Extracting water from upholstered furnishings with heated extractors and wands that also clean affected materials with detergents

Placing waxed paper between different impacted cover fabrics and metal zippers/buttons to prevent rusting and color bleeding

Leaning couch/sofa cushions upright against each other (tenting) to facilitate drying   

Using injection devices and foggers to treat water-damaged upholstery with antifungals and deodorants

All of the aforementioned measures help SERVPRO mitigate, repair, and prevent future damage from your water leak. In this way, our experienced technicians save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches.

Water damage results from a myriad of different causes and can occur at any time without much warning. It may be caused by a catastrophic pipe failure, an appliance malfunction, a rusted-out water container, or a slow pipe or roof leak. Anyone of these issues could harm wooden and upholstered furnishings in your home. They can affect objects in every part of your home, including basements, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and attics. The time it takes to discover and repair a leak depends on its location and severity. Which is an important consideration because, generally, the faster water damage is located, the easier and cheaper it is to remediate.

While clean, or unused, water is usually easier to clean up than contaminated waters, it also can be quite damaging to your furnishings. The longer clean water is allowed to remain on your furniture, the more microbes can grow, and the more water-related issues it can cause. If it is not quickly and effectively cleaned up, this water can cause unpleasant odors, foster bacterial and fungal growths, and irreparably damage your household possessions. Luckily, water damage restoration companies like SERVPRO know how to best save such impacted wooden and upholstered furnishings.

If you ever need help saving water-damaged furniture, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for professional assistance.

High Winds Battered Our House, How Can I Get it Back to Normal?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

A home with a tree fallen over in the home. When it comes to storm damage in your Carol Stream home SERVPRO has you covered.

SERVPRO Has Crews to Address Windstorm Damage to Restore Your Home in Carol Stream to Pre-Loss Condition

Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes all bring the potential of high winds and rain. Whenever your Carol Stream home suffers such loss, you need to address it quickly so that you can save your interior from taking on secondary damage due to exposure. SERVPRO sends crews out for emergency mitigation and restoration 24/7 so that you have the peace of mind in knowing someone is on your side. 

What Happens Once I Call SERVPRO?

When you contact us for help with wind storm damage in Carol Stream, we send out a team in four hours or less to begin the initial assessment. If your roof has been impacted, we tarp it off to prevent further damage to your interior while everything gets inspected and then repaired. If necessary, we also have board-up services that secure your property and protect your home from illegal entry, animals, and further exposure to the elements.

Hiring SERVPRO means:

  •   24/7 emergency restoration services
  •   We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster
  •   All of our technicians are IICRC-certified--Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  •   If water has saturated your interior due to storm damage and high winds, we also have highly-trained water restoration technicians (WRT)

Calling us, you know that you have a team available fast so that we can lessen the damage, cut back on costs, and prevent further loss from happening. Storms happen without warning, and high winds can be extremely devastating. We can handle any size disaster with the help of our Disaster Recovery Team. We formulate a custom restoration plan and approach each project on a case-by-case basis. 

SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale is here whenever you need help with wind storm damage. To have a crew deployed to your property fast to get started on an assessment, give us a call at (630) 830-6236. We will make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Does Fire Permanently Damage Wooden Furniture In Carol Stream?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Dark burnt rural wooden house corridor after fire With professional assistance, many of your contents may be saveable despite sustaining smoke or soot soiling.

SERVPRO Are Experts at Restoring Hardwoods with Fire Damage in Carol Stream

Is wooden furniture flammable?

When homeowners in Carol Stream experience a property fire, they can be anxious over wooden cabinets, tables, and furnishings. While natural materials like wood do combust quickly, modern varnishes and treatments can make them fire-resistant, providing that the fire service can control the blaze promptly. Fire resistance allows these woods to sustain significant smoke or temperature without lighting on fire. Often, a professional restorer can accurately assess whether or not wood furnishings are saveable during the initial inspection. Our technicians operate with a restore over replace mentality that means we make every effort to return your furnishings to their preloss condition before discarding them.

How does smoke damage affect wood?

When fire damage in your Carol Stream home affects wooden furnishings, the most noticeable impact is charring of exterior layers as well as blackening from soots. We pre-test wooden materials to understand the exact extent of smoke damage and tailor our restoration effort to each item. Sometimes, the finish of the wood can be adversely affected, and smokes can enter wood grain. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians can use soda blasting or sanding techniques to remove these surface layers of smoke from the furnishing. Once it is clean and dry, our technicians can return to refinish wooden furnishings or use wood butter to even the coloring.

What should I do when a fire affects wood?

    •    Cover the furnishing using a clean and dry towel to prevent any further ashes from affecting the wood
    •    Open windows to ventilate the area and remove any residual odors or smokes
    •    Contact a professional fire technician before introducing any moisture to the affected surface

With professional assistance, many of your contents may be saveable despite sustaining smoke or soot soiling. Contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

How Long Is Water Removal From My Carol Stream Supplies Warehouse Likely To Take?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

warehouse with shelves for storage and tables for packing Any water damage situation in your warehouse has to be mitigated quickly. A quick call to SERVPRO gets you the help you need to dry the area.

SERVPRO Provides Equipment and A Skilled Team to Help Expedite Water Removal from Your Premises

A burst pipe or other plumbing problem in your Carol Stream supplies store that releases significant amounts of water can paralyze operations or even cause widespread damages. Regardless of what other restoration steps you decide to take, you have to remove the intruding water. SERVPRO has the resources to help any Carol Stream facility to handle such removal exercises fast. 

Are there standard water extraction timelines?

When making plans for water removal from your Carol Stream warehouse, you must remember that each situation is unique. Therefore, you should not rely on timelines from other cases you have heard of as your yardstick when trying to establish how long it might take to remove water from your facility. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you get a realistic timeline by considering:

  • The total surface area of affected areas
  • The percentage of porous and semi-porous materials affected
  • Arrangement of fixtures within the structure

The only standard timelines you should worry about are those related to damage to materials in Carol Stream. For instance, mold development, which can affect most organic materials, starts within 24 to 48 hours after such materials are exposed. Dealing with the intruding water before such development becomes permanent damage is crucial. A timely response can prevent many other problems.

In most cases, water removal involves two distinct stages, starting with the extraction of the water pooling on the floor or other surfaces, and after that, drying any wet building materials and contents is essential. The estimated water removal time should factor in how long each stage is likely to take, thus establishing the overall timeline. Usually, the process can take as little as 12 hours to as long a couple of weeks, depending on the amount of water involved.

Is a fast response all it takes for efficient water removal?

It takes more than a speedy response to remove water from your facility, restoring it to its preloss state. Some of the other important things include:

  • Sophisticated water extraction equipment
  • Structural drying skills
  • Auxiliary resource such as moving equipment
  • Building skills

An early start helps in many ways, including minimizing the absorption of water by materials or other forms of moisture migration, thus improving turnaround time. However, other strategies are necessary to manage additional challenges.

One unique challenge of water removal from warehouses is the large open floors, which are also relatively level. Such floors can collect considerable amounts of water even when there are no noticeable water pools. If a casual observation is the only basis for planning the removal, it is possible to underestimate the resources needed for removal. Our SERVPRO crews on their training and experience when planning how to respond to an incident, so we always have suitable resources, including truck-mounted water extractors, which can facilitate the removal of significant water volumes, fast.

How do building skills help with water removal?

Although it is easy to reach most of the spilled water, some filters into hidden areas, especially wall cavities or subfloors. Removing such water may require disassembly or demolition of the affected area.  Fixtures within the facility, such as racks or pallets, can also hinder smooth water extraction, necessitating their removal. 

Our SERVPRO technicians use a combination of methods to open up different assemblies, whether it is ceilings, walls, or floors. Once open, it is easier to remove water within the cavities. We can drill weep holes to release water from an area such as the ceiling. We can also make cuts on wall panels to open up wet areas for extraction purposes and to remove damaged materials. Such tasks require some building skills to prevent unnecessary destruction of materials. We rebuild the demolished areas after finishing the restoration, eliminating any traces of an incident, "Like it never even happened."

Drying properties affected by water spills is necessary since moisture is destructive to the structure as well as the contents stored in the facility. Leaving wet materials can lead to repetitive mold development and bad odor. High humidity can also damage the contents stored in your facility, mainly if you deal with foodstuffs or electronics. We set up air movers around your facility to expedite evaporation. Dehumidifiers also help extract moisture from the air. Our technicians monitor moisture levels and move the equipment around from time to time to ensure maximum efficiency, thus expediting the drying process.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has significant experience dealing with water spill in commercial establishments. Call us at (630) 830-6236 to help restore operations at your Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, or Addison facility.

Can Appliances Be Cleaned After a Bloomingdale Kitchen Fire?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Burnt mansion interior after fire “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Employees Master Advanced Training in Kitchen Appliance Remediation to Respond to Bloomingdale Fire Damage

Bloomingdale kitchen is the heart of a dwelling and does not miss a beat because of the hardworking appliances that help nourish your family. When a kitchen fire blackens and coats every surface with tightly adhered protein-based soot, cleaning becomes a challenge. Our team trains for the opportunity to save your appliances, “Like it never even happened.”

Can I Use Appliances Before Cleaning?

Modern kitchens feature appliances that employ sophisticated electronic circuitry, at risk of shorting out and otherwise malfunctioning after Bloomingdale fire damage. We recommend disconnecting the appliance from the power sources until evaluation by an authorized electronic service technician. Refrigerators and freezers should remain tightly closed while disconnected for cleaning to ensure that foods inside remain at appropriate temperatures.

What Steps Do Professionals Take to Get Fire Damage Residues Off Appliances?

The appliances in or near the kitchen that was the site of the fire include ovens, stoves, microwaves, freezers, refrigerators, trash compactors, ice makers, dishwashers, and laundry equipment. Materials used in their construction are most similar to hard-surfaced furniture and include:

    •    Metal
    •    Glass
    •    Composite materials
    •    Plastic
    •    Painted surfaces

What Do SERVPRO Technicians Assess First?

We inspect the appliance surfaces for durability. The tightly adhered residues left by a protein-based kitchen fire often need increased agitation or abrasive tools or cleaning products to break the bond. Great care is needed to clean effectively without scratching or dulling finishes.

How Do We Choose Cleaning Products?

Wet cleaning and polishing are the preferred methods for cleaning appliances. Because of the heavy smoke and greasy residues, we might decide to increase the cleaning solution's alkalinity. Short dwell times and thorough rinsing is essential to ensure the highly-polished surfaces of most appliances are not compromised.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale takes the preparation of our employees seriously, encouraging managers and technicians to obtain high-level training to meet customer needs. See how we can help with fire damage challenges with a call to (630) 830-6236.

How do I Remove Soot and Ash from my Bloomingdale Home?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Burning flame isolated on black Fire restoration is involved with a high-risk of inadvertently causing further harm.

Minor to Moderate Housefires in Bloomingdale can Leave Behind an Excessive Amount of Ash, Smoke Residue, and Soot

What is the best way to remove soot from walls?
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fire damage for Bloomingdale residents. The composition of soiling on your walls depends on the type of materials that burned. Different smoke compositions require different methods of cleaning. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to identify the different types of smoke or soiling that may coat your walls and ceilings.

How can I test what type of smoke residues are on my home?
    •    Identify what materials burned in the fire- are they synthetic (plastic) or natural materials.
    •    Examine the wall and brush it lightly to see if soots fall away or spread around. This method can tell you whether you are dealing with wet or dry soots.
    •    Using a dry sponge lightly wipe a small area to see if soots come away easily. If they do not, you may need to use a solvent.
    •    Choose a small, discrete section of wall and test how well the soiling responds to water. Water-based soiling responds well to water. Oil-based soiling responds negatively.

What are the methods of cleaning useful on wet or bonded smoke deposits?
Hot smokes can bond with surfaces under high temperature and conditions. Bonded-soils are challenging to remove as damages can enter paint-grains or even the drywall underneath. To release bonded soots, SERVPRO technicians employ the use of chemical solvents. Over a few hours, solvents dissolve bonded soots into the solvent solution. They can then be removed easily by rinsing both solvent and soots from the wall. In some cases, repainting the affected area may be necessary.

Fire restoration is involved with a high-risk of inadvertently causing further harm. Contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

For more about Bloomingdale click here.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Carol Stream, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale today at (630) 830-6236 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

What is the Best Way to Get a Large Amount Water Out of Carpets in Carol Stream Homes?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

two girls laying on carpet SERVPRO has the tools to restore your water damaged carpet. Call us today!

Fast Action by SERVPRO can Remove any Amount of Water From Your Residential Carol Stream Home 

An appliance like a washing machine, dishwasher or hot water tank can deliver copious amounts of water onto a floor in short order. The water runs rapidly under flooring and within the structure. That creates one of the most significant issues for cleanup, as it is difficult to extract and dry areas of the home that are difficult to reach with conventional tools such as mops wet/dry vacs. Problems with inadequate water cleanup in Carol Stream can lead to:  

  • Softening of building materials such as sheetrock
  • Warping of hardwood elements
  • Loosened tile
  • Foul odors 

Is There a Better Way to Water Damaged Carpet in Than Fans? 

The step before setting up fans is the most important when it comes to handling water damage in Carol Stream properties? The extraction of the water goes a long way towards lessening the drying time. SERVPRO technicians use special attachments on their extraction equipment to pull up the maximum amount of moisture from any surface, including thick pile carpets.  

A significant difference from DIY and professional remediation gets seen during cleanup is the pulling power of the water removal equipment assists in reducing the amount of moisture left within the carpet, area rugs, and other porous objects. SERVPRO technicians commonly do several "dry" passes with their extractor wands to ensure the maximum amount of water gets removed before moving on to the drying phase of mitigation.  

Specialized Tactics for Drying Carpet  

The restoration of a wet carpet in Carol Stream never gets done precisely the same way. There are numerous factors that weigh-in for the best application of drying methods for the best outcome. The fibers that make up the carpet play a big role in determining the type of drying and cleaning techniques the technicians use. Common determinants are: 

  • Results of testing to ascertain fiber types
  • Whether or not heat or specific solutions have the potential to damage carpet
  • If the fibers have the probability of bleeding 
  • Reactionary factors to cleaning agents  

Different Drying Methods Get Used for Various Loss Situations 

Household fans cannot adequately dry a carpet. At best, the tips of the fibers get dried, and the airflow does nothing regarding moisture at lower levels within the carpet and pad. SERVPRO techs utilize different setups depending on the level of dryness required for the restoration of the carpet.  

When only a small portion of the carpet gets affected, the techs create a plastic tent over the wet area and direct the airflow from the air movers within. Dehumidification equipment also gets connected to capture the moisture as it rises and dries the carpet down within the tented environment.  

Floating a carpet is one of the most frequently seen applications used on carpet. It is thorough and straightforward. The techs detach one side of the carpet and direct air movers underneath. The air forces the carpet to "float" and dries it from the bottom backing upwards. Carpet floating is another way to remove moisture and avoid secondary issues due to the rapid drying. 

The technicians try to leave the carpet in place; however, in cases where the subfloor requires drying, the carpet can get moved to another area for drying and cleaning. While the subfloor gets dried, the carpet gets prepped for reinstallation whenever possible to save the homeowner the cost of replacing it. 

How Do I Get Water Stains Out of My Carpet? 

Unfortunately, water loss to a carpet often leaves behind a calling card in the form of water stains. This situation often happens as a result of water coming through a ceiling and picking up dirt and dust from an attic or floor joist before seeping into the carpet below. As part of their restoration services certification, SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training for handling this scenario.  

One of the easiest methods involves resetting the carpet in the vicinity of the stain and drying it. Specific cleaning agents may be needed to lift out stubborn stains from the fibers. Sometimes, manual cleaning is not enough. Our techs have access to professional-grade steam cleaning equipment that uses hot water extraction. This form of cleaning gets chosen because it leaves behind no residues and can work to revive flattened fibers and refresh the carpet. Staining is more challenging than merely removing soiled materials from the carpet fiber. Discolorations, bleeding, other instances can be too stubborn for restoration.   

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 is available 24/7 to handle large or small water damage restoration services needed in your home. The team arrives quickly and turns around the loss to both the structure and contents through their advanced equipment and cleaning methods. 

How Can I Minimize the Impact of Water Damage to my Carol Stream Business?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

clothing shop Water damage can ruin inventory. SERVPRO has the know-how to restore your business.

Quick Water Removal Services by A Team of Professionals Can Help Save Your Business in Carol Stream

In Business, sometimes, we need to face tough decisions. Marketing, pricing, and inventory are all within our control, but occasionally Mother Nature throws us a curveball and challenges the status quo. When facing problems outside of your area of expertise, it is best to call a professional service.

When you need to address water damage to your commercial establishment in Carol Stream, SERVPRO is the professional crew to call. Not only are we available around the clock to serve your needs, but we also hold certifications verifying our expertise in water damage restoration. Leaving the cleanup process to our team goes hand in hand with minimizing your loss.

How long do I need to close my Business after there is water damage?

There is no set time for water restoration to be complete. Each Business requires a personalized plan to reopen to the public. If you are in the food industry, our SERVPRO team takes into consideration any health department regulations relevant to your business.

Many customers think that water damage is about removing all traces of water and humidity, but we know that success lies in restoring moisture to its normal levels. For us to achieve this goal, we use industry-grade tools, including infra-red moisture sensors to alert us to any water accumulations. By identifying excess liquid in your wall cavities, flooring and furniture, we can choose extraction equipment from the following:

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Wand extractors
  • Submersible pumps

Failure to extract all excess moisture can leave a favorable environment for mold to proliferate and pose a biohazard to your Business. By paying close attention to the restoration process now, you can avoid future complications.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale is your partner during an emergency. Call us at (630) 830-6236 and let us be your guide to restore your Business as soon as possible. Like you, we aim to leave your place, "Like it never even happened."

More about Carol Stream.

Residential Water Removal in Carol Stream

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

water covering floor after leak Count on SERVPRO to use our years of experience to remove water thoroughly regardless of the size of the loss.

How Do Professionals Remove Water in Carol Stream?

A minor water spill or tub overflow in a bathroom of your Carol Stream home likely caused you to gather up a bucket and mop or your shop vacuum and get to work. Imagine your dismay when you look up a few days later and see blistering paint and stains spreading on the ceiling because water continued its spread.

Successful Water Loss Remediation
Residential water removal in Carol Stream requires more than cleanup of visible fluids. Building materials are porous, and dozens of crevices, joints, and cracks permit water to migrate into places unseen. A floor that looks dry after mopping hides wet subfloors. Water passing through permeable drywall collects in building cavities, seeping into other parts of your home. Expert water detection and measurement of moisture levels in structural components near the or spill are critical tasks our team provides.

Why Follow the Water?
SERVPRO locates all standing water and soaked materials to ensure our removal efforts are comprehensive. Lingering water destroys building materials and exposes your home to the risk of secondary mold damage. We use adaptations to access the hidden water:

    •    Negative pressure extraction using floor mats
    •    Cutting of holes in walls and punching through ceilings to allow warm, dry air to facility drying

Count on SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale to use our years of experience to remove water thoroughly regardless of the size of the loss. Call us at (630) 830-6236 for an evaluation.

For more about Carol Stream click here.