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How SERVPRO Restores Your Carol Stream Water Damaged Home

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Restores Your Carol Stream Water Damaged Home No matter the size of the damage, SERBPRO is equipped to handle your water loss emergency.

Professional Grade Equipment and IICRC Training is Why SERVPRO is Your Water Removal Partner in Carol Stream

Water remediation is no different than any other restoration services in Carol Stream. The best outcomes rely upon properly trained technicians using well-designed equipment to rid your home of standing water and moisture absorbed into building materials. Our commitment to employee education and cutting edge tools is why we need to be your first call after a water disaster strikes. 

Effective water removal in Carol Stream depends on our crew arriving fast with one of our experienced project managers leading the way. Although each water loss scenario is unique, the familiarity our crew bosses have with common water damage issues is why they design a personalized plan quickly.

One useful option we might offer is a pack-out of furnishings and other portable household good and personal possession. Our climate-controlled production facility with specialized cleaning and drying facilities is why SERVPRO can bring back to life everything from documents and photographs to your little one’s favorite teddy bear. We stress restoration rather than removal and replacements and are committed to returning your water damaged treasures and heirlooms to tip-top shape. We employ our signature Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to develop a detailed inventory and track the restoration process of the items we remove. 

While one set of technicians works on your possessions back at headquarters, your home receives premium attention from our on-site water removal and structural drying technicians. High-efficiency pumps and water extractors and talented operators are why SERVPRO gets the water out at a record pace. We scan for hidden water and choose efficient strategies to release and contain it. Then we use detailed moisture readings to set drying goals.

Air movers, heaters, and humidifiers are always on our trucks, and that foresight is why SERVPRO delivers a clean and dry property to our customers fast. After drying your house to specifications, the goods we transported to our production facility are ready to come home refurbished, functional, and much more comforting than replacements that hold no memories. 

Skilled technicians and the right equipment is why SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale makes it “Like it never even happened.” Set up a water removal assessment at (630) 830-6236.

Carol Steam once began as a sheep farm in the 1800’s.  Read more here.

How Your Air Conditioning Unit can Cause Water Damage to Your Bloomingdale Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Your Air Conditioning Unit can Cause Water Damage to Your Bloomingdale Home  Water Damage to Bloomingdale Properties is Common from A/C window units--SERVPRO Tip

Damage to Bloomingdale Properties by Water Occurs in Many Ways

The heat of summer seems only to get worse as summer progresses, but with many different activities to engage our attention and our time, it can often feel as if there is very little of either to spend on maintenance around the house. The inside of an air conditioner can be confusing to many who have them.

Summers in Bloomingdale tend to be hottest in August, and this is when air conditioner units have been running for a few months, making it common for malfunctioning units to cause water damage. The combination of constant, steady use with the need to cool your home, even more, can create problems in late summer, and with all brands of an air conditioner. 
 
The water damage may not seem to be significant, but what you see on the surface is only part of the story. Water from a clogged or dirty air conditioner unit can seep into the inside of the wall, or under carpets, as well as behind siding on the exterior wall. At SERVPRO, we use a device called a hygrometer that can detect higher than normal levels of moisture in semi-porous materials such as drywall. Infrared imaging devices can also detect areas that may have been affected by infiltrating water. We can probe with a small pointed moisture meter to measure the results of our work, that is to restore standard levels of moisture content. In drywall 8-10% is a good number.
 
To prevent this problem, checking your air conditioner once a month to make sure that the condensate pipe has not become clogged can save your home from becoming damaged. While you are doing this simple check, taking a look at the evaporator coil can show you any dirt or particulate buildup that may clog the drip pan's drain. Many homeowners prefer to have a certified air conditioner repair technician handle this type of maintenance on a yearly basis for them to ensure compliance with their homeowners' insurance policy. 
 
If you notice that your air conditioner has been leaking, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help you determine how much damage has occurred. If the leak is a new and has not yet harmed your home, we can extract all of the moisture to ensure that no water damage accrues. If the damage is found, we can very quickly restore the area before it can spread to other parts of your home. Call us, 24/7, at (630) 830-6236 for the experienced and highly trained technicians your home deserves.

Learn more about Bloomingdale here.

Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Lombard

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Lombard SERVPRO can restore your garage or shed after a fire, along with compiling a list of lost and damaged items.

The Potential Risk of Fire Damage in Garages and Sheds

Fire can easily get out of control when people, especially children, do not take proper precautions. Lombard residents who store gasoline and other combustible liquids in their garages or sheds should make sure that these remain away from younger children who might play in these areas.

The programs about fire safety in Lombard are rarely descriptive of fire damage, although this could help deter children from playing with items that often cause house fires. When children play or merely go into a storage area to get a toy or bike, accidents can happen, also, without any intentions. Fires that start in such areas can remain undetected until the smoke or flames appear outside of the structure, or the noise from an explosion of gas catches your attention.

SERVPRO has the technicians needed for such cleanup jobs. Because storage areas have a hodgepodge often containing items that may pose risks that they did not before the fire. High heat can cause breakage of items to happen, and collapsing shelving can both form its own hazards while causing others.

A list of your lost belongings helps with any insurance claims, and many insurance agents are less likely to dispute third-party compilations. There are always items that fall into the gray area of loss and salvageable, and we can provide our expert opinion on such cases. Our goal is to help families in our area recover from fire damage in as little time as possible. Helping you attain replacements for damaged items is part of that goal.

Garages and sheds both contain interior structures that form their frames. When these beams become damaged by fire, the building's stability is significantly affected. Other structures, like walls and ceilings, also suffer. We pull the belongings that became damaged out for better inspection and cleaning. It is also easier to work on the interior of the building.

The exterior of your outbuilding is just as important as the interior. To prevent theft and other security problems, the exterior needs restoration so it provides the security needed once again. We can ensure that during our work at the end of each day, we secure it so this does not become a problem for your family.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale wants to help families whose properties have sustained fire damage. No job is too minor for us to help you. Call our local number, (630) 830-6236, for our 24-hour service, any day of the year.

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Flood Damage Assistance Available For Lombard Area Residents

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Flood Damage Assistance Available For Lombard Area Residents Whether you have damages caused by a storm, water intrusion, or flood damage on your Lombard property, expert restoration technicians can help.

Flood Damage Assistance

With everyone in the area being affected by recent storms in one way or another, you may be thinking about locating professional services for help. Whether you have damages caused by a storm, water intrusion, or flood damage on your Lombard property, expert restoration technicians can help.

What you need is access to a local company, with services designed to fit your unique situation, someone who cares about Lombard residents and specializes in flood damage repairs. Attempting to take on these repairs alone can lead to additional damage or injury. Keep yourselves out of harm’s way and leave your restoration to qualified professionals.

SERVPRO has a variety of IICRC-certified technicians that specialize in environmental issues affecting your home. Making a call to our offices gives you access to all of our resources and equipment 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We take on the responsibility of providing the excellent results you deserve and help communicate your situation to your insurance company, making the entire process as stress-free as possible.

Flood damage technicians address hazards and other health concerns before entering your home. We test flood waters to ensure everyone’s safety and have the training and experience necessary to respond to dangerous situations that may occur. You should avoid coming into contact with anything on your property until a professional has an opportunity to clear the area.

Our technicians have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes that make removing standing water easier. Our moisture detectors can find water hidden anywhere on your property and when used in combination with hygrometers, air movers, and other drying equipment, makes our drying process quick and efficient. Our entire staff is professional, courteous, and understanding of your situation. We use every resource available to provide you with the support you need during an emergency and work hard to get you back into your home as soon as possible after a flood.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale for full-service flood solutions throughout East Bloomingdale; your safety is our goal, call today. (630) 830-6236.

For more about the city of Lombard click here.

Why Our Skilled Crew Is The Best In The Industry When Dealing With A Water Damage Disaster In Your Siloam Springs Home

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Our Skilled Crew Is The Best In The Industry When Dealing With A Water Damage Disaster In Your Siloam Springs Home Contact us at (630) 830-6236, any time, day or night, 365 days a year.

Why SERVPRO Water Removal Specialists Are Such Dedicated Individuals In Siloam Springs

There are many ways that water can invade your home in Siloam Springs. When the snow melts near your home, creeks overflow, or a toilet backs up and sends water over the rim, your home can end up with a severe situation. You need someone solidly dedicated to understanding the gravity of the predicament your home faces, and who also knows how to fix things correctly. We have the skills, training, and experience to perform the work that invasive or lost water requires.

This is why SERVPRO specialists dedicate themselves to staying abreast of the latest developments, which is particularly useful when homes in Siloam Springs need water removal services and other restorative work. As a local business, many of our customers are also neighbors, friends, or relatives. We treat all of our clients in a professional and friendly way, knowing that when we receive a call, it is because something severe has happened to someone's property. We are dedicated to making everything “Like it never even happened.” again, quickly, and as inexpensively as possible.

When we work on someone's home, we treat it like it was our own, always taking care to make a note of any additional problems we observe that might worsen over time. We discuss these with the customer and explain the options available to resolve these problems. With water removal, we might notice weak spots in floors, mildew or mold, odors, problems with padding under carpeting, and many other issues. Restoring a home in such areas early saves time, and reduces the amount of overall damage.

We also understand that the amount of time spent restoring your home can feel like an interruption to your family life, so we work as quickly as we can while still performing all of the work needed.

The specialists at SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale want to help you protect your home when water threatens to harm it. Water removal techniques can restore your home as well as protect it – while beginning earlier is always better, it is never too late to start mitigation and restorative work. Contact us at (630) 830-6236, any time, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Ultimate Solution for Water Damage Scenarios in Your Glendale Heights Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ultimate Solution for Water Damage Scenarios in Your Glendale Heights Home When your bathroom tub or sink overflows, water can everywhere very fast. Call in the SERVPRO team to start the water removal and remediation process

Professional Equipment and Technicians are Why SERVPRO Excels at Water Drying in Glendale Heights

Excess water on the dishes in the drainer and a minor spill on a floor in your Glendale Heights home are simple and straightforward problems to manage. Both examples need a towel and a little elbow grease and the issues are resolved. When larger quantities of water soak into building materials or fixtures like carpeting or cabinets the towel method does not cut it. Leaks or appliance malfunctions are challenges only a professional can solve.

When a pipe breaks or an untended tub overflows, restoring your dwelling requires expert water drying techniques in Glendale Heights. Our crews use water removal equipment like submersible pumps and high-efficiency water extractors to suction standing water from floors and out of recesses and cavities. These tools are of limited utility when water soaks into the framing, flooring, or drywall of your home. Other techniques are needed to complete water drying and avoid secondary water damage.

The advanced training mastered by our team members in psychrometry, or the science of drying is why SERVPRO is an industry leader in water damage recovery. Throughout a water damage mitigation project our crews measure and monitor moisture levels. These measurements inform the drying goals determined using industry best practices. Just opening a window or two and hoping the water evaporates risks continued deterioration and the possibility of mold growth if the area is not dried out in 24 to 48 hours.

Our team selects and positions air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to encourage to movement of excess water from structural components into water vapor. Once the water transitions from wood, drywall, and ceiling tiles into the air our evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers condense or absorb the unwanted water for disposal. Maintaining an optimal balance of movement and temperature is crucial in SERVPRO’s water drying efforts.

The typical homeowner does not have access to the proper tools or methods for fast and effective water drying. Our crews are dedicated to delivering professional water drying, evidence of why SERVPRO is a vital partner for residents struggling with water damage issues.

Access to high-quality water drying services is why SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale should be your first call after a water emergency. Contact us at (630) 830-6236 for comprehensive water mitigation including proper drying strategies.

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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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