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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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Fast Response When Your Carol Stream Neighbor’s Plumbing Emergency Causes Water Damage to Your Business and Contents

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast Response When Your Carol Stream Neighbor’s Plumbing Emergency Causes Water Damage to Your Business and Contents Water Loss in Your Carol Stream Retail Shop? Call SERVPRO Anytime--24/7

Unwelcome Water Loss to Your Shop in Carol Stream? Call SERVPRO

Carol Stream has many small shopping centers offering convenience and high-quality services to residents. Concentrating retail establishments near each other permits a quick one-stop shopping experience, each of the stores supporting the others as customers realize how easy it is to check off a long list of items when retailers set up shop together. Individual businesses rent the spaces, giving up control of the entire structure.

Shared walls and plumbing can make one Carol Stream’s store’s bad luck with water damage a crisis for neighboring businesses. An overflowing sink or toilet or break in a water supply line in an adjoining shop can damage your commercial space as the moisture migrates into your unit. Inventory, business records, and customer showrooms can all be harmed even if your portion of the joint plumbing system is in good shape and you have been a  careful tenant. We can help remove water and restore the damage if your issues are secondary to another shop’s trouble.

SERVPRO crew chiefs assess the damage done when water from a spill or flooding from an appliance or pipe break in another company makes its way into your otherwise secure retail space. We work with your insurance company closely as we develop and implement your water damage remediation plan. This is important in cases like this where the insurance carriers for the building owners or other tenants might have a responsibility to cover the costs for some of your content damages as well. Our clear and consistent documentation helps support your claim and limits out of pocket costs.

The SERVPRO team evaluates the damage done to your stored stock, business equipment, furnishings, and paperwork. We might recommend a pack out of at-risk contents to permit your landlord to respond better to the damage done to the building materials. Moving items to our production facility give our trained staff the space to examine the water damage away from your rented business space. We have solutions for water damaged documents, books, and electronics just to name a few of our technicians’ specialties.

When your shopping mall space suffers damage from water losses created by neighboring business tenants, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help. Our team is ready to assist with paperwork and a possible move out of your business contents as we also clean up and dry out your property. Call us for an assessment at (630) 830-6236.

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Overloaded Electrical Systems Can Threaten Your Bloomingdale Home

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Overloaded Electrical Systems Can Threaten Your Bloomingdale Home Fire damages often occur in Bloomingdale homes on account of mismanaged/overloaded outlets and electrical networks.

Overloaded Electrical Systems Can Cause A Fire

There are many instances in which disasters and emergencies within your Bloomingdale home can get avoided with the right knowledge and preparation. While instances exist outside of your control, many damaging incidents like fires can be prevented with the appropriate precautionary measures and awareness.

Fire damages often occur in Bloomingdale homes on account of mismanaged/overloaded outlets and electrical networks. Over time, the wiring of your electrical system throughout your home can fall victim to the elements, pests, or simple degradation with age. There are ways to keep this situation from developing into a fire that damages your home, however.

One of the first things that owners should consider is routine inspections of their electrical system and a working knowledge of its age and condition. While it might feel like a considerable cost out of pocket initially, it is less devastating than our SERVPRO professionals working to restore areas of your home once damaged wiring combusts and spreads a flame. Understanding more of what your system looks like and how it is protected from wear can provide you some peace of mind or at least an idea of what areas require immediate attention.

Another thing to consider as a homeowner is the load on every outlet in your house. These plugs are rated for a certain voltage, and demanding more power than the outlet can provide can overload your system and overheat the wiring causing ignition. In fortunate cases, the fire damage remains right around the outlet and does not spread far before extinguishment. Even with A limited spread, SERVPRO technicians like ours must still treat soot, smoke damages, and restore damage to drywall.

Fire damages might feel impossible to avoid at times, but with some preparation and precautionary measures, much of these circumstances can get avoided. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not consider this until after a fire has already occurred in their home. If you are currently combating these damage in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale fire damage technicians to help you overcome any obstacles towards returning your home to preloss conditions. Give us a call 24/7 at (630) 830-6236.

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Securing Professional Flood Restoration For Your Bloomingdale Home

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Securing Professional Flood Restoration For Your Bloomingdale Home One of the most challenging disasters for Bloomingdale residents to overcome in their houses is a flood.

Professional Flood Restoration

One of the most challenging disasters for Bloomingdale residents to overcome in their houses is a flood. With the speed in which this crisis is upon you to the damage that it can do in such a brief period, it can be overwhelming to contend with all of the effects of a natural disaster like this on your own. Professional restoration services are a good way to get the damage taken care of correctly and far more quickly than you could on your own.

One thing that you should keep in mind about flood damages affecting your Bloomingdale residence is the likelihood that others in the area have suffered the same effects that you have. While our SERVPRO professionals work to help all the community as efficiently as possible, the faster that you can secure this professional restoration work, the sooner that you can return your home to preloss conditions.

Our team can arrive quickly to begin assessing the damage that the flooding allowed in your house, but also work to lessen the immediate effects of this natural disaster in your home. Mitigation is a significant part of the restoration process, allowing it to be more efficient overall and to help keep your costs to a minimum to get this work done.

SERVPRO technicians lead the industry regarding our extensive training and certifications, allowing us to use the state-of-the-art equipment and practices to thoroughly clean and dry your home once flooding has occurred. Extraction plays one of the biggest roles in the restoration work, as pooling water can negatively affect your residence in several different ways. Drying involves several pieces of our equipment and gets accomplished beyond industry standards to ensure that your house is no longer at risk for compounding damages like mold and microbial growth.

A flood might give you little notice for the damage that it can do, but you can reach out to the professional restoration team of SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale just as quickly. Our experience and rapid response can help you get your home back to the way it should be as soon as possible. Give us a call anytime at (630) 830-6236.

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A Child With a Box of Matches Can Cause Fire Damage in a Glendale Heights Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Child With a Box of Matches Can Cause Fire Damage in a Glendale Heights Home Soot and Smoke Cleanup and Restoration for Glendale Heights Homes? Call SERVPRO

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Residue Cleanup Are a Vital Part of Fire Restoration Services Offered by SERVPRO 

Children are known to get up to mischief, but when that mischief leads to severe issues, such as fire damage, it becomes a problem. Matches, lighters, and candles should always be kept behind a child-proofed door inside of your home at all times. Otherwise, children are likely to find them and then play with them. While kids are known to get into things they are not supposed to touch, it is an entirely different situation when they find matches and then set the drapes inside of your bedroom on fire. Luckily, there is always help available close to your home when they accidents do occur.

We always make it a priority to arrive as swiftly as possible so we may begin the fire damage restoration inside of your Glendale Heights home. While the blaze this child set may not be inside your home nor a severely damaging fire, it could have burnt up your curtains, self-care products, and some of your clothing. As these products burn, they turn to ash and are carried around your bedroom alongside smoke. The quicker we can arrive at your home, the more likely we are to remediate the stains that have been left behind successfully.
 
SERVPRO uses advanced technology to help combat the fire damage inside of your home. Before we begin to remediate, we can set up air scrubbers with carbon filters. These devices can capture airborne particles and neutralize the foul odors that come hand-in-hand with fire damage.
 
After we clean up your bedroom by removing any ruined self-care products, clearing out your ruined drapes, and throwing away any destroyed clothing, SERVPRO can begin to address the soot. Our techs must investigate and prescribe the correct cleaning method, as there are ample products and procedures.
 
Here at SERVPRO, we tend to choose between lubricative, abrasive, and chemical cleaning products. Once we select a method, our technicians can focus on removing the soot from your bedroom. The final service that we can offer to you is our help making a list of the drapes, clothing, and self-care products that you lost in the fire for your insurance provider. This is provided on our CCIS, the Contents Claim Inventory Service.
 
Never hesitate when a fire breaks out in your home. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale as soon as possible by dialing (630) 830-6236. Night or day, we are always open to receive your call.

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Rainy, Hot, and Humid Summers Increase the Chance for Mold Damage in Bloomingdale

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Rainy, Hot, and Humid Summers Increase the Chance for Mold Damage in Bloomingdale Moisture Encourages Mold Growth in Bloomingdale Properties--Help Is Close--SERVPRO

Mold Remediation and Information Concerning Bloomingdale Properties Courtesy of SERVPRO

If you and your Bloomingdale home have been lucky enough to avoid mold growth in the past, your good fortune might be coming to an end during this summer’s high heat and sticky dew points. If the extremes in weather we experience open the door to your home for mold growth we can help evict current colonies and make your house inhospitable to mold infestation.
 
Mold damage can seem like a game of chance in your Bloomingdale dwelling. Mold spores are opportunistic, always on the lookout for a steady source of moisture to jump-start their life cycle. Heavy rains can drive moisture through an open window or in between your exterior and interior walls if your gutter and downspout systems are outdated, damaged, or poorly attached. An AC system sized incorrectly for your house can fail to remove enough water vapor from the air to prevent mold spores from feeding on a condensation-slick wall, window, or drain. Our trained technicians know what to look for when dealing with warm-weather mold and have the remediation skills to abate the outbreak.
 
Often mold announces itself with an unpleasant musty stench. If you notice a new smell that does not dissipate, give us a call. To manage mold growth and the secondary issues that come with it, you must eliminate the moisture and follow proven procedures to rid the home of the current fungal infestation. SERVPRO employs the Environmental Protection Agency protocol, containing the mold-affected area then using appropriate methods to remove and dispose of the mold growth.
 
Our crew chief evaluates your home to pinpoint the mold colonies, often found in areas where the spores multiply out of sight. Mold needs oxygen, moisture, and a surface with access to organic residues to thrive. Wood framing, insulation, and drywall saturated with rain or dampened by high indoor humidity provide the perfect environment. SERVPRO contains the area, hidden or in full sight, before beginning removal.
 
We use physical barriers like heavy plastic or design and erect zones with the assistance of negative pressure air scrubbers. SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment, and you and your family remain outside the zone. The mold is scraped, wiped, or loosened with abrasives like sodium bicarbonate. We bag and dispose of the moldy materials, vacuuming the area with HEPA filter-equipped tools. EPA-registered antimicrobials treat the exposed surfaces to inhibit a quick recurrence of the mold overgrowth. Your home is then ready for any restorative practices you or your contractor use to recover from the mold issues.
 
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to contain and remove mold damage andy season of the year, even during the long, lazy days of summer. A call to (630) 830-6236 sets up a consultation with one of our experienced mold remediation experts.

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Why You Want to Hire Professionals for Water Damage Mitigation in Carol Stream

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You Want to Hire Professionals for Water Damage Mitigation in Carol Stream Even the most necessary appliance such as the washing machine can malfunction leaving you with water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Water Damaged Scene Quickly to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Water emergencies in Carol Stream often occur without warning. The most common reasons for a water loss include unpredictable events like an appliance breakdown, a cracked pipe, or a few moments of inattention resulting in an overflow. Although the crisis might not come at a convenient time, you cannot put off the cleanup and drying. Our technicians and equipment are always ready to assist.
 
If a homeowner delays water damage mitigation in Carol Stream, permanent harm can come to a dwelling. Water must be removed and residual moisture reduced to normal levels in a matter of hours or a few days, at the latest. Failure to address the situation promptly can result in progressive deterioration of structural components and belongings, and microbial growth and damage can occur if more than 24 to 48 hours pass. Professionals such as our water damage mitigation teams concentrate on getting the water and moisture out fast, and our scalable work crews ensure this happens.
 
Homeowners have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that interfere with the need to react to water damage immediately. The hours and intensity of work needed to complete a water remediation job require a team of individuals. The tasks can be quite technical and require professional-grade equipment not readily available to a layperson. SERVPRO service vehicles have multiple pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers onboard. The abundance of proper tools and products, along with the IICRC trained technicians to employ them, make comprehensive water damage mitigation possible on the short deadline required to avoid secondary damage from the water incursion.
 
The professionals on the SERVPRO team have both the hands-on experience, as well as the training in the mitigation industry’s best practices, that gives us the confidence to preserve both structural components and personal possessions. They are ready for the competent contractors you hire to complete restoration and repairs after we stabilize and ready the premises. We work closely with your insurance during all aspects of the project, documenting information that supports successful claims. This reduces the out of pocket expenses you pay to recover from the water loss.
 
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale commits to deliver a clean, dry, sanitized, and deodorized property after water damage. Contact us at (630) 830-6236 for a consultation.

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