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The Things Water Removal from Downtown Chicago Premises Involves

5/14/2023 (Permalink)

two people standing in rain boots in a flooded room When excess water affects your business, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal efforts when you need them.

Call SERVPRO for Orderly Water Restoration in Chicago

Removing water from your property may seem effortless. However, when your Chicago workplace is affected, the situation can quickly degenerate into a full-blown crisis if you falter at any of the critical stages of the process. Surprisingly most of the hitches you might run into tie back to your understanding of water removal processes.

Water removal from your Downtown Chicago premises is crucial to curtailing its adverse effects on materials and the people using the facility. After water intrusion, your property develops hazards such as slick floors or unstable fixtures or ceilings. Furniture and structural areas such as walls also deteriorate from the high moisture levels. SERVPRO, an official DCLO - Downtown Chicago Licenced Operator can help you tackle the tedious work involved, restoring preloss conditions.

Things to remove after water intrusion

  • Stagnating water
  • Absorbed water
  • Soggy materials and bubbling or flaking paint
  • Soils 

Stagnant water is usually the apparent issue if there is a leak, making it the likely focal point of your restoration effort. However, remember other matters, including the hidden moisture absorbed into items or structural areas. Deteriorating materials also need to go because moisture loosens paint from surfaces, causes some insulation to matt, and causes drywall to crumble. SERVPRO IICRC-certified teams are well-prepared to perform controlled demolition to remove the declining materials as we remove the water.

Cleaning During the Water Removal

Your workplace may require a thorough general cleanup to address the soils and odors that develop after water leaks. Soils can include dust swept from structural areas, resins, and dyes from furniture items. The water might also affect stock items or any chemicals stored within your premises, creating varying amounts of soils. In addition, microbial growth is typical in a wet building, creating soiling and musty odors.

Necessary actions during cleaning

  • Applying biocides 
  • Sufficient agitation
  • Drying and deodorization

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City helps ensure your water removal efforts bear fruit, allowing you to continue your regular work routines. Call us at (773) 337-3900. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Water Removal Stops Seeping Water in Your Chicago Shop

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

silhouette of Chicago skyline Big Chicago buildings to small retail shops rely on SERVPRO for water damage cleanup and restoration. Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator.

Water Removal Makes Working in Your Business Safer

When you have a major leak in your business, shutting off the water’s flow only slows down the already released water. It continues to spread, although a bit more slowly than it did before. For commercial properties, our water removal team ensures we perform the necessary work to protect your Chicago business.

Many business owners and managers in Chicago rely on water removal services after a disaster. We designed our B2B services to reduce restoration costs while promoting a strong recovery. Many times, we help a business avoid interruptions or closing. We are a designated “Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator,” fully qualified to minimize disruptions.

Shutting off a valve or tarping your roof isn’t enough. We have the machinery to remove the water from wherever it migrated. There are different types of equipment we use to eliminate water, including:

  • A truck-mounted pump system,
  • Smaller-sized units for extracting water in specific areas, and
  • Desiccant machines that pull moisture from the air.

As we perform water removal tasks with these machines, we also take readings to confirm that everything is drying at optimal speeds.

Our largest pumps can remove thousands of gallons of water from your business. Hopefully, smaller water intrusions are the case. These pumps can run continuously, only needing to stop to empty them at a designated facility.

We employ additional units that are less powerful but much more aligned with removing water from enclosed areas. We use tube-style extraction units that reach behind large furniture or immovable equipment and inside walls. Our water removal experts are skilled with the InjectiDry system for floors and other materials.

Drying out the air keeps moisture from settling on surfaces that can absorb and trap that moisture. Heat and air currents also play a role in drying the air, so it reaches normal humidity levels. We place air movers, so they not only push air toward a desiccant machine but also force air along walls and other surfaces, helping pull moisture from anything with a damp surface.

Our aim is to protect your inventory, equipment, and workplace and rapidly allow your doors to reopen if the closure was necessitated. For water removal services that can protect your business, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

First Class Cleanup Assistance for Downtown Chicago Commercial Water Damage

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

First Class Cleanup Assistance for Downtown Chicago Commercial Water Damage

When it comes to dealing with commercial water damage in downtown Chicago, you'll need to hire a reputable local restoration service that can help you deal with the issue in an efficient and cost-effective manner. If your business or commercial office building has suffered water damage, whether due to flooding, overflowing sewage or a burst water main, we are here to help you.

Service Begins Immediately With Your Very First Call
When you contact us, your service will start immediately. The first step we take is to visit your property and make a quick and fully detailed assessment of the damage that has been done. It's critical to realize that the potential for danger does not abate simply because the emergency situation has been controlled. Leakage may persist in your structure for weeks and months after the incident, leading to further trouble such as mold growth and structural damage. This is exactly why a professional water damage restoration specialist is needed.

Dealing With Water Damage Is Our Personal Mission
Dealing professionally with the commercial water damage downtown Chicago businesses receive on occasion is our personal mission. As soon as the extent of the damage has been established, we will begin draining out all of the leftover water. We can get water out of hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in the building where it may hide undetected and slowly become the cause of future problems.

Once all of the water is eliminated, we will start a comprehensive restoration and remediation program that includes carting away all the damage/debris and purifying the air of any remaining odors. We will check areas, such as air conditioning vents and filtration units, to make sure that mold growth hasn't occurred. Finally, we will double check everything to make sure the building is safe to inhabit.

The Full Restoration of Your Property Is Our First Priority
If you want your property to be fully restored and renovated, you'll need the assistance of a reputable water damage professional. This is why the full restoration of your property is our first and overriding priority. You don't want to wait weeks or even months while the insurance company weighs out your claims or lose money every day while your business is unable to function. You especially don't want to watch as all of your tenants leave the building in search of a safer location. Instead of completely demolishing the structure, it's better to let our team of professionals restore it.

Your One Stop Shop for Downtown Chicago Commercial Water Damage
When it comes to dealing with the commercial water damage downtown Chicago businesses sometimes sustain, you'll need to know the number of a reputable and professional local service that you can trust. When you need service quickly, SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City is here to be your one-stop local restoration services provider. We can provide services anywhere in the Chicago metropolitan area from Beverly and Calumet Park to Blue Island and Alsip. Call us at (773) 337-3900 for more information.

Removing Fire and Smoke Damage from Downtown Chicago Offices

8/14/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged set of stairs in an office that are covered in soot and debris are everywhere Getting your office back up and running after a fire is a daunting task. Contact SERVPRO for technicians who are here to help. We are standing by.

We Remove Fire and Smoke Damage Fast

With thousands of businesses in the Windy City, Chicagoland commercial properties cannot afford to wait months to have their properties restored after fire damage events.

Where is the Damage?

Fire and smoke damage in Downtown Chicago offices can be in many rooms. We must assess the scope of the work, including the severity of any soot soiling. This can include:

  • Soot solids
  • Grease
  • Ash
  • Odors

What is the Best Soot Removal Solution?

Choosing the best cleaning option depends on the type of smoke damage and its location. SERVPRO professionals carefully assess conditions to choose among solvents, detergents, and dry cleaning solutions.

Pre-Testing Washable Surfaces

Before any cleaning approaches are selected, SERVPRO professionals must determine their viability for restoring soiled surfaces. For example, some of the potent chemicals in our inventory could damage finished materials like wood desks. Pre-testing our products against the materials that require them is a way to ensure we are choosing the most efficient and thorough restoration solution for the office.

Can the Materials Be Salvaged?

Surfaces are not always washable and preservable, even with the timely response of our Large Loss team. Controlled demolition is a suitable reaction when it is determined that contents or building materials have been too overwhelmed by smoke and soot damage. We remove and safely discard soiled construction elements to prepare the property for any repairs and reconstruction necessary. Material salvageability is often determined in the initial property inspection.

When contending with commercial damage to office spaces, we must quickly determine the salvageability of materials and contents impacted by fire and smoke. We work quickly to isolate affected areas to keep your doors open if possible and work around the clock to reopen your office if it is not. Trust in the fast and knowledgeable response of our SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City Large Loss team at (773) 337-3900.

Chicago Restaurant Fires Get Help from SERVPRO to Keep Customers Coming

7/1/2022 (Permalink)


SERVPRO Offers Full-Service Restoration to Fire Damaged Chicago Commercial Establishments

The majority of fires reported throughout the area involve faulty electrical systems, heating equipment, and cooking appliances. As a restaurant owner, it is easy to understand how some of the devices you utilize on a daily basis can cause significant damage without warning.

However, just because you can understand how something might happen, it does not mean that it is ever a good time to experience fire damage on your Chicago area property. Some fires destroy contents found on your property such as dining room furniture, serving areas, and kitchen equipment. Others go even further, attacking structural components, affecting the integrity of your building producing far more damaging results.  
SERVPRO provides restoration services for victims of fire and smoke damage for both structural and content-related fires. Usually, when fire harms a structure, customers look to many different parties to perform tasks involved in its restoration. However, we work with your insurance company, deliver desired results and manage the entire recovery process for you.  
SERVPRO handles everything, including all repairs and finishing touches that might be necessary to return business operations to normal. Our restoration services only involve a fraction of the costs of replacement, lowering many of the fees associated with your claim. We make it easier and less stressful to provide customers with detail-oriented services that address customer concerns and help return things to normal in a quick, efficient manner.
SERVPRO technicians understand how emergency situations take their toll emotionally. We discuss issues in a polite, professional manner and provide you with the solutions you need to understand your options better. Restoration work presents a variety of challenges that make working during the evening or weekend hours necessary. However, we put forth every effort to satisfy our customers, minimize your loss, and produce a quality restoration that saves time and prevents secondary damages from developing.  
Make the call to SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for access to an organized, professional team of expertly trained restoration specialists that give your business priority. We provide you with restoration, cleaning, deodorization, and repair services necessary to make your business operational again. (773) 337-3900

Quality Water Damage Mitigation Services Available for Your Chicago Area Business

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Inside warehouse; inventory stacked on shelves SERVPRO offers IICRC-industry trained professionals to quickly and thoroughly mitigate water damage in your warehouse.

SERVPRO's Quick Response Time Means Reduced Costs and Prevention of Permanent Damage

Water invading your Chicago area warehouse can lead to various unavoidable circumstances. These issues cause business owners billions every year in repairs, causing slowdowns or shutting companies like yours down for good. You need a professional to help you address this problem correctly to do more than merely survive.

If you find your Chicago area business suffering from water damage or flooding recently, call us immediately. We have 24-hour emergency response services that make it possible to prevent potential secondary losses from forming and limit any losses you might experience. Acting quickly after an emergency occurs in your warehouse means that you can reduce costs and prevent permanent damage.

SERVPRO technicians use various equipment to remove water quickly and advanced drying methods to restore your business, company assets, or inventory fast. We have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air movers, and various attachments. We can also remove hidden pockets of water found anywhere on your property.

At SERVPRO, our technicians are IICRC-industry certified, which means we can address every aspect of your warehouse, including storage, boxing, and shipping equipment, office areas, and more. We offer full-service solutions to any circumstances that may arise and show our dedication to providing quality results in everything we do. 

If your building has a leaky roof, plumbing problems, or a flood caused by a recent storm, SERVPRO technicians can help. We specialize in water damage mitigation services while our staff assists with filling out paperwork associated with your claim. Our technicians work hard to ensure your business doors remain open, reducing or eliminating any losses in revenue while repairs are underway. 

Allow our expertly trained staff to provide the excellent services you can trust. We are proud to offer area residents and business owners emergency services to help them through tough times. 

Contact us at SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City for additional information or to begin your warehouse restoration immediately. Our technicians are ready to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today. (773) 337-3900

How Our Water Damage Experts Reduce The Chance Of Secondary Problems In Your Chicago Property

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

inside of brewery If something ever leaks inside your Chicago brewery, the moisture that gets inside can create several different issues.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians in Chicago Talk About Secondary Problems

If something ever leaks inside your Chicago brewery, the moisture inside can create several issues. When a pipe breaks or a piece of machinery malfunctions, commercial water damage can occur very quickly. When water comes into direct contact with your business' building materials or contents, the problems created are considered primary issues. When water enters a structure, the humidity levels increase, generating other issues. Any commercial water damage caused by a vapor in the air is considered secondary.

The key to reducing secondary problems such as ruined drywall that did not initially get wet or mold contamination is to have issues mitigated immediately by a professional company like SERVPRO. Whenever we work on a commercial water damage project in Chicago, we try hard to remove moisture quickly so that no secondary issues arise. We use dehumidifiers that lower indoor humidity levels when rapidly drying out a structure. Building materials in initially unaffected places do not get wet due to vapor. We also take measures to dry out any organic substances within 48 hours so that microbial growth cannot occur.

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience working with a variety of types of companies. We know that any time a disaster occurs, it can be detrimental to your business's day-to-day operations. We also know that the restaurant and brewery industry is about cleanliness and keeping a sanitary working environment. Our technicians realize that time and efficiency are essential when completing a project at your place of business. We sometimes change how we conduct work procedures to save time and money and make sure we do not create sanitary issues inside your brewery.

If secondary issues happen to occur as a result of the pipe break or appliance malfunction, we also have experience in mitigating those types of problems. Once secondary damage does occur, we take measures to minimize it and prevent the issues from getting worse. If you ever experience building materials getting affected by excessive moisture, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 as soon as you notice a problem.

Call SERVPRO At The First Sign Of Water Damage For Fast Remediation

4/20/2022 (Permalink)


Store Owners in Chicago can call SERVPRO to Extract Water from Their Store and Leave it in Mint Condition

Water can come into your shop for many different reasons. A pipe that bursts in your shop or an adjacent storefront can be the culprit, or a leaky window allows rain to come inside and seep into your walls and carpet. Regardless of the source, controlling the damage is crucial in preventing loss of revenue.

Can't I Just Let my Dehumidifier do the Work?

Dehumidifiers greatly help in evaporating the water damage in your Chicago store, but it may not be sufficient. On the one hand, your household dehumidifier may not be strong enough to extract water at the speed necessary to avoid an escalation of damages. Along the same lines, it may not reach all the cavities in which water may collect. Failure to restore moisture levels can set the stage for complications later, including mold and other bacteria growth. When our SERVPRO team comes into your store, we bring industry-grade equipment to extract water, including the following:

  • Truck-mounted pumps- we choose to use this type of equipment for large volumes of water. We can connect with municipal sewers by local rules and regulations as needed.
  • Submersible pumps- this type of pump handles less volume than truck-mounted but is still a powerful extractor.
  • Extractor wands- the wands help us reach corners and crevices that are otherwise out of reach for other pumps.
  • Air movers also aid the evaporation process, as do dehumidifiers. Having a choice of water extraction techniques at our disposal makes the process more efficient for you, translating into mitigating the time in which closes your business to customers.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City is your ally when water comes into your commercial establishment. Contact us at (773) 337-3900 and let us show you how we can leave your shop, "Like it never even happened."

Chicago Retail Shops Benefit from Fire Damage Cleanup

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

BAKERY DISPLAY OF PASTRIES Sweet fire damage cleanup and restoration at your Chicago area bakery with SERVPRO's help--we keep your business in business

Cleanup After a Small Fire in Your Chicago Bakery by SERVPRO

Cleanup and recovery are two vital steps in restoring your Chicago bakery after a small fire. Often flare-ups can occur in the kitchen from mismanagement of the ovens, and while the fire did not get out of hand and structurally damage the bakery, you still have many effects that you must overcome before you can welcome customers back inside. Our professionals can arrive quickly, no matter what time disaster strikes, to offer effective mitigation and restoration tactics to get your doors back open fast.

Of all of the fire damage effects in your Chicago bakery, overcoming smoke damages like odors can be among the most challenging. While you might consider this to be as simple as treating the air throughout the building, scents can become embedded in surfaces and materials as the heat from the fire expands the pores within the material. Once the area cools again, these affected elements can trap the noxious odor inside as the pores shrink again.

Our SERVPRO professionals can understand the extent to which areas and materials can get adversely affected by odors, and have industry-leading equipment designed to take care of this problem quickly. Hydroxyl generators are a common choice for our team since they can work in two ways to improve the air quality of your bakery. These machines have an onboard HEPA filtration system that can trap soot, smoke, ash, debris, dust, and other contaminants within the air as well as substantially lessening the presence of odor.

To successfully remove the smoke odor permanently, our SERVPRO technicians also utilize equipment like our thermal fogger. This machine releases a dense chemical fog that can neutralize odor molecules on contact, leaving no scent behind. Additionally, this equipment is safe to use on soft materials like furniture and uniforms.

While you cannot predict when a small fire might occur in your bakery, you can always trust in the response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City fire restoration specialists. Give our team a call 24/7 at (773) 337-3900.

Commercial Chicago Water Damage Restoration

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO commercial damage restoration specialists have all the equipment necessary for every size disaster. We are here to help.

Quick Tips to Follow After Sustaining Water Damage

The first thing a cleaning and restoration professional does when they come to your business after water damage in Chicago has occurred to use special equipment. Hence, they know just how severe the water damage is. After they have evaluated the damage, they get rid of any standing water. The process differs depending upon whether the water is on the property or under the property.

Under Property

They vacuum up the water using an extractor so everything is not soaking wet anymore. If a broken pipe were the cause, they would make sure that the pipe is accessible to a plumber. After the pipe gets fixed, they’ll get rid of the contaminated soil, spray anti-microbial, and replace the bad soil with fresh, new soil.

Inside Property

When the water is inside your business, the company should get there as soon as they possibly can, hopefully within the hour. They use an extractor to vacuum up the water and take out any furniture which was affected or put it up on blocks. Carpet padding gets discarded since it is cheaper and safer to replace them rather than dry them. If the Chicago water damage is on a wall, they make small holes in the wall where the baseboard which got removed was. These holes let air flow dry the wall.

Tips for Water Damage

Before the professionals get there, and immediately after the damage occurs, there are a few things you can do:

  • Make sure that the water source is off
  • Turn off any power sources and appliances near the area which has flooding if it is safe to do so.
  • Get rid of paper products from the source of water
  • Mop up any water you can
  • Move any paintings to a dry area
  • Take anything off the floor, such as wet rugs
  • Open closet doors and open drawers to lessen drying time

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City has the equipment, experience, and training to handle water damage in and near Chicago, retail shops in Downtown Chicago, and motels in South Side Chicago with great speed and efficiency. Call us for all your fire, water, and mold damage problems at (773) 337-3900!

Commercial Cleanup of Fire and Smoke Damage in Chicago

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. Commercial damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We have IICRC certified technicians.

Chicago Businesses Require Effective, Timely Fire and Smoke Cleanup

Having your business threatened by a fire is stressful and traumatic. When you have such a devastating loss at your Chicago commercial property, you will benefit significantly from clear support and guidance on the right way to minimize damage and business interruption. We are business owners as well at SERVPRO, so we work to ensure your doors remain or get back open as quickly as possible. Of course, our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) also walk you through each step of the process.

When it comes to commercial fire and smoke cleanup in Chicago, you need to know you have a team on your side that will get the job done right the first time. SERVPRO arrives with all the right tools for the job, handling pungent smoke odors and charred debris to make your business “Like it never even happened.”

It is important to remember that it is not only burned materials that have to get restored. Fires can bring excessive smoke damage that calls for odor control technicians (OCT) to handle. Some of the other damage that could impact your business include:

  • Within minutes, your surfaces, walls, equipment, and other areas can become discolored.
  • Smoke and ash are corrosive by nature, so they pose a threat to all materials left behind.
  • Soot and smoke residue may remain on various surfaces long after your commercial fire, continuing to cause issues until completely removed.
  • Smoke residue can tarnish metals and leave etching in glass.

Not every commercial fire call we receive is the same, so we always take a tailored approach to get you results. We address any water damage, handle all odor control, and perform controlled demolition to replace any areas with unsalvageable materials.

Call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City when you need commercial fire and smoke cleanup assistance. You can reach us 24-hours a day by dialing (773) 337-3900.

To Optimize Your Commercial Water Damage Restoration Process in Chicago - Choose SERVPRO

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Homes under water Get the Water Out and the Customers In

SERVPRO Is Fast to Open Your Doors After a Water Damaging Event in Chicago

When water damage impacts your commercial property in Chicago, addressing the issue immediately and effectively is imperative. As many business owners know, the time it takes to resolve water damage issues equals money. This is why it's important for you to hire effective, expedient water damage restoration services. If water damage issues are not resolved quickly and correctly, ongoing challenges translate into a loss of productivity and revenue. When you start the search for a great company that can expedite and optimize the restoration process, you should choose SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why our restoration services can assist you by reading the following outline:

Commercial Water Damage: A Brief Overview

Water damage can result from several factors, some of which include a leaky roof, burst pipe, or flooding. Regardless of the cause, there are several points you should consider once water damage has happened. Consider the health of your staff and customers. Depending on the source and extent of the damage, contamination could be an issue.

Another issue you must consider when it comes to commercial water damage is quick water extraction. Secondary water damage could result in the growth of mold. Moisture and humidity are conducive conditions for the proliferation of mold. If left unaddressed, mold can cause health effects.

What Should You Look For In A Water Damage Restoration Company? Use SERVPRO as a jumping off point.
• industry experience, training, and state of the art equipment
• proven track record, number one for a reason
• excellent customer service, coordination with insurance adjusters
• great Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating and accreditation

The company's professionals should also possess training and efficiency in the following areas:

• identification of moisture sources
• evaluation of mold growth
• containment of damage
• removal of water, contaminations, and debris

Why Choose SERVPRO?

When you start your search for the ideal water damage restoration company for your business in Chicago, the search stops with SERVPRO. Following the above lists of professional grade aspects, we are an IICRC certified company that employs the most conscientious, professional technicians available. For your convenience, we're pleased to offer round the clock emergency services.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters. At the ready.

Commercial water damage restoration presents unique challenges. (773) 337-3900

We Get You Back in Business In Chicago After A Water Damage Disaster

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration vehicles parked on street in front of businesses When you see our Green Fleet, you can rest assured that SERVPRO is on the job.

Commercial Water Damage in your Chicago Car Garage

As an automotive mechanic, it is vital to be open throughout the year for car owners in an emergency. Most mechanics utilize garages with light, if any, insulation. These can expose your garage to several outdoor elements, including rainwater. Coming into work and discovering a water emergency is never helpful, but as a mechanic, you need to act quickly to prevent tools and equipment from rusting. Our restoration company operates locally and understands the importance of keeping the doors open for small, independent businesses. You can contact our urgent response team twenty-four hours a day.

Water interacts quickly with particles that it comes into contact with, and a malfunctioning water pipe could likely interact with oils, enamels, or acrylics. Contacting a professional commercial water damage service in Chicago can help to restore your working environment to a pre-damage condition. SERVPRO offers business communities highly trained technicians with access to biohazardous substance removal equipment as well as industrial water removal.

Given that garages tend to have inferior insulation mechanisms to houses, there is a real risk of microbial growth occurring. Microbial growth not only affects cosmetic areas but can also cause havoc on wooden tools, shelving, or offices. In combination with rust, these two outcomes of water damage can cause significant harm to your business equipment. SERVPRO is capable of sending crew chiefs directly to your garage and beginning mitigation to prevent mold and rust.

Water Clean Up

One advantage of water damage present in a garage is the ease of ventilation. Creating an open system drying zone is relatively quick and easy. SERVPRO can place industrial venting fans to encourage the exchange of air in the affected area and avoid rising humidity levels. Our hydroxyl generators can remove odor-causing particles, while any tools or items can be treated using rusticide to prevent long-term damage.

We understand that as a mechanic, your reliability is essential to your reputation in this community. We respond and work quickly to get you back in business sooner rather than later. Contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900.

Hire the Best for Commercial Fire Damage

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire In Building A commercial property and business can be eliminated within minutes of a fire breaking out.
 A commercial property and business can be eliminated within minutes of a fire breaking out. The cleanup is often a big mess and very stressful for the business owners. During this time, it is crucial that the Alsip commercial fire damage cleanup is done correctly and fast to insure further damage is not done.

Enlist the Help of Professionals
The professionals with the knowledge to get your business cleaned up quickly and efficiently are those at SERVPRO. SERVPRO understands that when your business has a fire, you are no longer making money and your staff is no longer getting paid. You will want your business operating again in the shortest amount of time possible. This is why you need to hire a company that can clean up, work with your insurance company, and make the process as smooth as possible.

As soon as SERVPRO professionals are given permission, they will start the cleanup process, which will include:
• A thorough assessment of the damage
• Determine what can be salvaged and what must be removed. Items that can be restored will be sent to an off-site storage
• Clean up all damage, including that from water, soot, and smoke
• Eliminate all leftover odors from the fire. Smoke can travel in cracks and crevices and the professionals at SERVPRO will investigate to find them and get your business back in order.
• Provide and thorough cleaning and inspection to make sure that your business is back to normal.

Things to Know about Commercial Fire Damage
Alsip commercial fire damage involves soot, smoke, and water damage. If not cleaned properly, it can cause many issues, including etched glass, tarnished metals, and untreatable odors in the wood. SERVPRO professionals have the correct training and equipment to clean up after a commercial fire so that your business can be back up and running quickly. From carpets and electronics to flooring and walls, the professionals will be sure that everything is cleaned up correctly so it does not cause further damage. Mold is a very common occurrence from leftover water.

With the use of heavy duty equipment, including industrial fans and large dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO technicians will get everything dried out to prevent this secondary damage from mold and other harmful contaminants.

When disaster hits your business, call the company that has the most experience in Alsip commercial fire damage cleanup and restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals will get you back in business quickly.  

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a smoke or fire damage emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Chicago community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

SERVPRO Provides Fast and Flexible Water Damage Recovery for Chicago Businesses

11/13/2021 (Permalink)


SERVPRO's Quick Reaction After Damage and Plan to Keep Your Business Open During Remediation can Save You Money

Water damages not only the building but also the intangibles of your Chicago business. When you cannot be open to provide services or products for your customers and community for even a few days the harm done to your brand can be permanent. Our professional crews work quickly and offer restoration plans that frequently permit your business to remain open during our efforts.
Deterioration of building materials and fixtures follows months of hidden commercial water damage in your Chicago neighborhood boutique. The attraction you had to the ornate structure lessens when you realize ancient plumbing leaks warp beautiful hardwood floors and coved ceilings. Closing to attend to these challenges threatens to encourage your customers to look elsewhere for the unique decor items you carry. We have strategies to restore the damage done without closing your doors.
The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your business works with you to find the source of the water incursion and to devise a plan that permits part of your operation to remain open while our crews dry out wet areas. A retail enterprise that closes because of a disaster has only a 50 percent chance of reopening. We take pride in helping niche businesses stay the course while we complete a successful restoration.
Our team of trained technicians uses powerful extractors in the areas where water collected, and air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the moisture reduction. We swiftly erect temporary barriers shielding the work area and rely on our top of the line equipment to dry the area fast. Using only certified and experienced workers speeds the tasks without any loss of quality.
You also desire the special ambiance of your historic location to remain even after significant recovery efforts complete. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, not a demolition and replace or remodeling tendency. We strive to understand what is special about your space, and use our skills and care to ensure post-water damage your space looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City is ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to restoring water damage in your eclectic home furnishing store. Call (773) 337-3900 for a consultation with one of our experienced assessors.

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We Get You Back in Business in Downtown Chicago After Flood Damage

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

stop sign, flooding area Stop flood damage fast in Downtown Chicago by calling SERVPRO

How SERVPRO Containment Systems Limit Flood Damage Related Shutdowns

When we respond to a flooding situation at your Downtown Chicago business, we know how debilitating even temporary closure can be. Our experienced project managers work with you and your insurance company to devise a flood water removal and drying plan that permits at least a portion of your operations to continue during mitigation and remediation phases.

Hazardous Waste Needs Professional Containment after Flood Damage

All flood damage at your Downtown Chicago commercial building involves hazardous waste. Overland flooding picks up chemicals, debris, and organic materials, including fungi, dead animals, and sewage, when the sanitary systems become overwhelmed. Regardless of the line of business you pursue, health and safety regulations apply that make keeping infectious waste and other dangerous substances contained. The safety of not only your employees and customers, but also the general public, depends on our training and skills in hazardous waste containment and lawful disposal.

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Containment Levels

SERVPRO employees study the elements and requirements of ACGIH containment recommendations when designing an appropriate flood damage cleanup configuration. We look at the level of contamination and craft containment strategies accordingly.

  • Source containment -- minimal contamination
  • Removing, wrapping, and properly disposing of materials is sufficient.
  • Local or mini containment -- moderate contamination
  • Constructing a small 6-mil polyethylene wrapped enclosure large enough for a worker to remove, wrap and bag, and pass contaminated items out for lawful disposal is appropriate and minimally disruptive.
  • Full scale containment -- extreme/extensive contamination
  • Construct a 6-mil polyethylene wrapped and contained work area.
  • Add smaller spaces adjacent to the work area as a decontamination area for workers, equipment, and bagged waste with a floor to ceiling polyethylene wrapped interior.
  • Add equipment rooms to store contaminated tools and workers’ clothing.
  • Add an uncontaminated room to clean contents.
  • Add a clean room for uncontaminated items and clothing.
  • Add a load-out area where bagged waste can be stored until disposal.
  • HEPA Air Filtration and Venting to Prevent Hazardous Waste Drift

Any of these systems can include one or more negative pressure air scrubbers to pass airborne particles through HEPA filters and vent to the outside. An airlock can be employed using negative air pressure equipment to permit movement between contaminated and uncontaminated areas while protecting spaces where your business operations continue during flood damage abatement.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City is ready to manage flood damage for your business while permitting you to meet your customer base’s needs. Contact us at (773) 337-3900 to develop a plan with our talented crews.

What Challenges Do Water and Fire Damage Restorations Present for Downtown Chicago Commercial Property Contents?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Invests in Fire and Smoke Damaged Contents Interventions for Downtown Chicago Businesses at Our State-Of-The-Art Production Facility

Worry and stress overwhelm business owners and managers when Downtown Chicago businesses experience fire and smoke damage. Although the focus of firefighters is saving a building's structure, failure to address the cleaning and restoration needs of your company's contents can derail business operations permanently. 

Why Is Fire and Smoke Damage to Your Business's Contents Devastating?

Although a commercial building fire clean-up's expense and inconvenience are substantial, arrangements for alternative space during remediation are possible. What is less easy to achieve is recovery from the destruction of inventory, documents, equipment, and other items housed within the damaged commercial space. You want to resume operations fast, even while restoration of the burned building proceeds. Your business's services and products must be available as soon as possible. SERVPRO can make this happen with a full or partial pack-out of a commercial building's contents to our production facility. 

How Does SERVPRO Manage Water and Fire Damage Restoration of Commercial Contents?

SERVPRO employs a detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to catalog all items removed from your Downtown Chicago premises for water and smoke remediation. Our spacious production facility features specialized cleaning and drying equipment and dedicated spaces for drying and deodorization. A scalable crew of trained technicians clean, dry, disinfect, and remove odors from your business's contents, using, for examples:

  • Freeze-drying technology for documents and paper
  • Climate and humidity-controlled compartments for electronics
  • Ultrasonic cleaning systems for non-porous items
  • Laundry and dry cleaning resources for textiles and soft items

As an Official Downtown Licensed Operator, SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City takes the restoration of fire and smoke-damaged commercial contents seriously. Call (773) 337-3900 to arrange for a prompt assessment of your company's needs.

Expansion Leading to Greater Efficiency Supports the Restoration Options SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago Provides Customers

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Collage of 3 photos of a warehouse New Hub of Operations in Downtown Chicago

Our SERVPRO is growing, and adding production space improves project outcomes

Owners of SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago and six other Chicagoland SERVPRO franchises announce the purchase of a hard-to-find industrial property within the Chicago city limits and near Midway Airport for much-needed expansion. This 61,000-square-foot hub will support operations at their seven satellite Chicagoland locations, including two in the downtown area.  The annex will provide space for their large equipment inventory and storage of customer contents, as well as production areas for contents restoration. According to Pat Zubricki, co-owner, “As Official Licensed Downtown Chicago Operators, we have a large equipment inventory on-hand to support multiple large commercial projects. We are also regularly travelling to assist with the recovery efforts at storm events around the US, so our fleet of trucks and equipment has continued to grow”. 

Pat owns SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago with her husband Frank. She emphasizes the purchase was essential., “Our business has tripled in size in the last four years, and we are bursting at the seams. We will be more efficient and have the space to continue to expand for at least several years.” 

Find details on the commercial property purchase at

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City awaits your call at (773) 337-3900 for evaluation of fire, water, storm, or mold disaster needs.

Why You May Need Mold Removal Services in Your Downtown Chicago Business?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Experience to Identify and Remove Mold from Your Downtown Chicago Property

You need to hire the services of an experienced mold removal firm like SERVPRO when your Downtown Chicago shop suffers the effects of mold as a result of a leaking roof or a burst pipe. Mold spores are almost everywhere, and they only need to come into contact with water and the right temperature conditions for them to grow. We perfectly know that, which is why we immediately identify and stop the source of the water.

How Our SERVPRO Technicians Perform Mold Remediation in Downtown Chicago?

The mold remediation process in your Downtown Chicago property should start as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO technicians have to determine the contaminated and uncontaminated areas and establish containment. The purpose of establishing containment is to prevent further contamination and protect occupants. Below are some of the containment measures we put in place at the site:

  • We seal HVAC vents as a way of protecting the duct system from contamination
  • We may set up a containment barrier - we use plastic sheeting to accomplish this
  • Establish decontamination zones for equipment and materials decontamination

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago offers a 24-Hour Emergency Service and can be relied on to perform commercial cleaning. Call (773) 337-3900 and speak to experienced technicians who are always ready to help.

Should Businesses in Chicago Use Professional Sewer Backup Cleaning?

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is an Expert in Water Cleanup with Experience Working for some of Chicago's Finest Businesses

Chicago is among the largest and most famous cities in the United States. Over the past four years, it has been voted as the number one city to reside in and has also set the record for tourism in 2018, with 58 million people visiting the windy city. One of the main attractions to Chicago is its iconic skyline which features skyscrapers over 1,500 feet tall. The rebuilding of Chicago as prime real estate for finance, technology, and healthcare industries came about following the great Chicago fire. Since then, it has become recognizable worldwide for its unique neo-gothic architecture, vibrant culture industry, and tourism. Music has also played a central role in Chicago's cultural development, with Jazz, Blues, Hip-hop and Trap music among some of its celebrated contemporary products.

The city of Chicago, based in Illinois, has a strong reputation for its nightlife. The Music Box theater is an excellent place to start, which shows a curated list of some of the best indie and foreign cinemas in the United States. Just around the corner is the Green Mill, a jazz and cocktail venue in operation since before the prohibition era. The venue fills up quickly as residents cram in each evening to watch some of the city's hottest jazz musicians in action. Despite its strong downtown and old town districts, Chicago retains a good reputation for walks and trails. Garfield park, the 606, and the Chicago Riverwalk are all popular destinations for cooling down during the morning and afternoon. 

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) features up-to-the-minute exhibitions from artists across the globe. With a rotating roster of shows and tours, the MCA promises an individual experience to visitors any time of year. 
  • The Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Museum of History provide an intimate perspective on the city's growth as a global economic hub. Featuring a collection of archived photography, interviews, and videos, the exhibitions are well-worth visiting for a taste of history.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre plot at the center of Lincoln State Park. The reservation has over 1,000 animal species with both indoor and outdoor areas. Early reservations are recommended during peak times and the current COVID pandemic.

SERVPRO Can Decontaminate your Business Premises with Expert Water Cleanup

A backed-up sewer can cause health and safety issues at your business and even result in temporary closure. SERVPRO provides: 

  • Sewage cleanup
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water damage repairs

Using our industry-leading training, the team can communicate with a premises manager directly throughout service. Handling and disposing of infectious waste is governed by state and federal laws. Our licensed technicians can help to ensure your business returns to a safe, sanitary standard following a sewer backup or other water emergency.

  • Self-priming trash pumps can pass solid waste while removing water from the premises quickly.
  • Our graded cleaning services use potent disinfectants and biocides to destroy potentially harmful organisms on the premises.
  • Advanced drying and deodorization systems ensure that your business returns to its normal condition quickly after cleanup.

Ensure a safe and sanitary working environment for your staff. Contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City for water cleanup at (773) 337-3900.

A Safe And Fun Virtual Christmas Event in Chicago

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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All Of Chicago Can Attend This Virtual Christmas Spectacular

Central Disorder is throwing a Socially Distanced Covid Christmas Spectacular show open to everyone in the Chicago area and beyond. The show will get live-streamed so viewers can tune in, stay safe, and continue the holiday celebrations. This holiday spectacular has been designed with fun and pandemic safety in mind, so everyone tunes in from where they spent Christmas and enjoy the songs and holiday spirit to carry them through to the New Year.

Viewers will get treated to: 

  • DIY music scene live stream
  • Appearances by Jason Zdora of "JZTV" 
  • Time: December 26, 2020, at 8 PM

On the day of the live stream, the event will post the link to the virtual show, or people can follow the leadup to the online extravaganza by following JZTV's page on Facebook.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 is available 24/7 to handle any size commercial fire damage and works safely to ensure the property gets restored as fast as possible.

How You Can Experience the Comedy Classic “Friends” In Chicago

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Steel statue in Chicago We enjoy Chicago's attractions including the 'Friends' experience. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fans of the NYC-Based Sitcom ‘Friends’ can get a Unique Experience for a Limited Time Here in the Windy City 

The show Friends played for ten seasons and accrued millions of captivated watchers. For those heading to the Shops at North Bridge here in Chicago through January of 2021, the FRIENDS Experience offers a unique interactive event and display for the long-running program fans. 

With 12 rooms filled with nostalgic settings and props, many of which feature unique activations for an even more immersive experience, you can feel what it is like to be on-set. Get exclusive behind-the-scenes knowledge before checking out the on-site retail location loaded up with merchandise from the show. Note that COVID guidelines restrict entry when capacities are reached, so be sure to schedule ahead. Portions of proceeds benefit My Block, My Hood, My City. 

One of your hotel or office rooms showing signs of microbial growth? You can count on our SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City team to offer mold removal for Chicago commercial properties when you call (773) 337-3900.

What is the Best Way to Remove Mold from Schools?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

School hallway; built-in lockers; no people in photo Mold infestations can occur anywhere, even in schools. SERVPRO has the know how to remediate the damage.

Call SERVPRO Franchise Professionals in Chicago to Perform Commercial Mold Remediation in Schools

Worries about indoor exposure to mold have increased as the public becomes aware that mold can cause health effects. Dealing with mold is not something any school owner or manager in Chicago wants to do. However, with SERVPRO’s mold remediation services, you do not have to worry.

Can you remove mold effectively from all the areas it is growing?

Mold can grow on any organic material that contains oxygen and moisture, including paper, wood, and insulation. Our team has the expertise and mold removal products required to perform effective commercial mold remediation in your Chicago school. Our team can replace and remove porous materials such as tiles, drywall, or moldy ceilings. We can clean non-porous materials like metals, plastics, and glass to remove mold. If the surfaces are dry, we can eliminate the mold through HEPA vacuuming. If the mold is growing in soils, we can damp wipe the surfaces with a detergent solution.

Why could be mold growing in my school?

Mold in schools usually grows when airborne mold spores land on damp food sources and begin digesting them to survive. Mold gradually ruins the materials it grows on. The water that contributes to mold infestation could enter portable classrooms and school buildings through leaky pipes, roofs, foundations, windows, and other structural openings. Mold can also set in your school after a flooding or water intrusion incident. Moisture issues in schools can result from scheduled maintenance activities or conditions during school breaks like:

  • High humidity during the summer.
  • Increased moisture because of painting.
  • No heating or air conditioning system operation or reduced use when the school is closed.

Other common causes of mold growth in schools include gutters which direct water to the buildings, poor maintenance linked with moisture, and unvented combustion appliances. Overall, any problem that can cause water to accumulate or increase moisture and humidity spots favor the formation of mold.

Can you conduct clean-up safely? 

Our SERVPRO team can conduct the mold remediation process safely. We can wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid exposing ourselves to mold-laden dust. The PPE we use depends on the extent of mold infestation, and it includes:

  • Eye protection
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Full body suits if the contamination is extensive.
  • An N95 or greater filter type respirator for use in small, contaminated spaces.

Our crew can also take caution to keep mold and mold spores from dispersing throughout the air where students, teachers, and other people who use the school facilities can inhale them.

Mold infestation in a school can cause health effects to students, teachers, and other staff. Call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 for effective mold remediation services.

Do I Need To Empty My Chicago Business Premises After Fire Damage?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Burning flame isolated on black If you are concerned about fire damage to your business, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900.

SERVPRO Helps Chicago Business Owners Empty Their Premises After Fire Damage

Chicago business owners know how inconvenient a fire can be. It can be challenging to get a business back up and running after ablaze. Naturally, you want as little disruption to your operations as possible.

One of the biggest questions facing Chicago business owners after fire damage is whether they need to remove items from their business premises. It can be challenging to know whether furniture and equipment should be tossed, moved out, or left in place when surveying the aftermath of a fire.

Thankfully we are here to offer help and advice.

Will SERVPRO empty my premises?

Our teams will assess the situation on-site and advise you on whether or not to empty your premises. The process of clearing your premises is known as a pack out. Depending on the situation, you may have several options:

    •    Only move items that are directly in the way of cleanup operations, perhaps to an undamaged room
    •    Leave furniture and equipment in place if it is not damaged and not in further danger from cleanup operations
    •    Arrange to have office supplies and furnishings moved out to a safe location until the fire damage restoration process is complete

How can SERVPRO help with a pack out?

There are several ways we can help you with a pack out:

    •    We will advise you whether our staff are the best choice or whether it would be better to co-ordinate with an independent moving company
    •    We can liaise with your insurance adjuster
    •    We can often clean items ahead of packing them up which means they are returned to you “Like it never even happened.”
    •    We have checklists and procedures on hand to make sure all items are logged and stored and returned safely

We recommend all businesses take part in our Emergency Ready Plan. You can use your ERP profile to provide vital information for staff, our teams, and anyone else involved in the event of a disaster. Because you prepare your ERP before disaster strikes, you do not have to worry about tracking down insurance details or the chain of command when trouble hits.

If you are concerned about fire damage to your business, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900.

Who Can Restore My Chicago Physical Therapy Center After a Flood?

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Two women in a work out area. Water damage to your Chicago business can be difficult, let SERVPRO assist your business.

IICRC-Certified Professionals Perform Commercial Flood Restoration for Chicago Businesses

Flooded commercial facilities can be frustrating to deal with, mainly if your business focuses on in-person interfacing with patients and clients. However, there is a team that can help you get back to business as usual.

If you need rapid-response commercial flood restoration for Chicago businesses, SERVPRO technicians are available to restore your assets 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This team focuses on removing debris, eliminating water damage, and sanitizing your space with EPA-registered antimicrobials to return your business to a preloss condition.

Water-Resistant Flooring Solutions for Physical Therapy Centers

  • Rubber. Rubber is a popular option for physiotherapy centers not only because it is a low-maintenance and water-resistant flooring solution, but it can also cushion patients during exercise or when falls occur.
  • Sheet vinyl. Vinyl is water- and stain-resistant. This durable flooring is easy to replace and reasonably comfortable for clients to use even after protracted periods of heavy foot traffic.
  • Carpet tiles. These sheets adhere to flooring in the same manner as vinyl tiles and are both cost-effective and easy to replace. The shorter pile is accommodating for patients in wheelchairs.

SERVPRO Prepares Flood-Damaged Facilities for Disinfection and Drying

SERVPRO technicians focus on the disposal of unsalvageable contents in your business, with the consent of owners and insurance adjusters before sanitation and drying can begin in earnest. 

Carpet tiles must be disposed of to prevent microbial risk to occupants, and vinyl can delaminate from exposure to water. While rubber floor tiles are water-resistant, floodwater and debris can penetrate between and underneath tiles.

SERVPRO’s moisture measurement tools, including spot sensors and penetrating moisture meters, can determine what surfaces have been most effective and calculate the positioning of drying equipment accordingly.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City offers commercial mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (773) 337-3900.

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What are Common Causes of Commercial Fire Damage in Chicago?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

hair washing station at beauty salon Having faulty electrical wiring inside of your shop can be very dangerous because it can cause fire damage.

Faulty Electrical Wiring Can Cause Fire Damage in Chicago

Having faulty electrical wiring inside of your shop can be very dangerous because it can cause fire damage. Electrical blazes are some of the most sudden and unexpected fires that can happen; if you are not prepared to deal with the flames, they can do severe damage to your store. Having a fire extinguisher handy is essential, as owning one could turn a fire that has the potential to be disastrous into a much smaller problem.

Fortunately, the fire damage inside of your Chicago salon was kept to a corner of your store with the help of an extinguisher and quick reactions. However, it is vital for you to keep on top of the problem now that the blaze has been put out. In reality, the fight against fire damage has only just begun once the flames are gone. It's crucial to call for professional restoration services as quickly as possible to ensure a smooth and successful remediation.

SERVPRO makes it a priority to work as unobtrusively as possible, so we do not disturb your daily business as we work. No matter the time, our technicians can come to your salon to begin the remediation. Should an accident happen at the end of the workday, our team can work through the night.

Once we arrive at your store, we can investigate the fire damage that impacted one of your salon chairs and hundreds of dollars-worth of professional products. Dip powders, acrylic, and gel products can stain your tile flooring as they burn, causing a molten mess of soot and ash. As we investigate, SERVPRO can select the best method to remedy the fire damage in your shop effectively and quickly.

Our technicians can clean up the ruined products and make a list of what you lost, making it easier for you to file a claim with your insurance company. Afterward, SERVPRO can use chemical cleaning methods to clean the soot and product remains from your tile flooring and walls. SERVPRO can clean your salon chair using a gentle and leather-safe solution in which you repetitively spray and wipe the impacted material.

For a final touch, we can use a hydroxyl generator to address the odor that fire damage leaves behind. The machine neutralizes the individual particles that cause the scent in the first place, effectively removing the odor from your salon. Before we go, SERVPRO can recommend an electrician who can investigate the wiring in your building to help prevent a future accident from occurring.

If faulty wiring causes fire damage to your property, never wait or hesitate. Phone SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City by calling (773) 337-3900. No matter the time, we are always able to help.

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Commercial Water Removal Teams In Chicago Tell Us About The Various Equipment They Use

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Let us help you with your commercial water damage in Chicago.

Many disasters, such as plumbing failures can take place inside your Chicago warehouse when you least expect it. Once even the smallest quarter-inch leak erupts on one of your warehouse's water pipes, several gallons of water can pour into your structure forcing you to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO to conduct commercial water removal. Our technicians can start working promptly so that the problems do not get worse over time.

Whenever moisture enters your warehouse in Chicago, commercial water removal efforts are required. The longer your warehouse's building materials and contents stay wet, the more involved the overall project can become. Our SERVPRO technicians utilize specialized equipment to help speed up the extraction and drying processes, including the following six tools.

  1. Moisture Sensors

Moisture sensors consist of a handle and a rod with two sharp prongs at the end that pokes into carpet and pad to test for the presence of moisture.

  1. Thermal Imaging Cameras

Also called infrared cameras, they can be used to detect and monitor moisture present in your warehouse's building materials.

  1. Penetrating Moisture Meters

Penetrating moisture meters operate on the principle of electrical conductivity by penetrating the material being tested. These can be used to detect the moisture content of drywall and wooden materials.

  1. Non-Penetrating Moisture Meters

These meters use conductivity, capacitance, or radiofrequency emissions to detect moisture. Since these meters do not penetrate the material being tested, their use causes no surface damage.

  1. Thermo-Hygrometers

Thermo-Hygrometers measure the relative humidity and temperature of air masses. These instruments are used in testing the moisture content of the air in affected areas, the air in unaffected areas, the air outside, and the air being dispensed out by dehumidifiers. We can use these to come up with an end goal for the relative humidity in the affected area as well as monitor the success of our drying and dehumidification efforts.

  1. Manometers

A manometer does not measure moisture; rather, it measures the pressure of gases or vapors. The device is used to measure the difference in static air pressure between two adjacent areas.

Any time your warehouse in West Englewood, Lansing, or Dolton ever becomes the victim of a plumbing failure, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900. Our technicians are local, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Get You Back In Business After A Water Damage Disaster In Chicago

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

wood shelving holding green SERVPRO equipment We have state of the art water removal and drying equipment ready to begin restoration on your business.

How Quickly Water Loss Affects Your Chicago Bakery

Reducing the dramatic effect of water loss in your Chicago bakery might not seem like a daunting task, but depending on the source of these damages and your ability to get mitigation work started quickly, restoration could become a costly and drawn out experience. As with any emergency, you must respond to the situation immediately – either determining your competency to handle the effects or choosing to seek out more professional alternatives with industry-leading resources like our SERVPRO team.

While many might focus on water removal for Chicago bakeries in severe conditions, the full recovery of the property is multi-faceted. Even with a trained custodial or maintenance team, which few bakeries in the city realistically have, these individuals are often left unprepared for the substantial spread of the loss, equipment that gets involved and potentially damaged from the moisture, and the best approaches to get things set back to normal quickly after water removal. Our SERVPRO professionals can help.

Depending on the kind of baker you are, you might have either very traditional equipment and appliances, or advanced options. Even with natural gas-powered ovens, excessive moisture and dampness experienced from pooling water on the tile floors can affect the function of these appliances. Extraction is vital to start immediately to reduce the relative humidity level inside the building. Lingering moisture that persists for more than a couple of days can result in mold growth which can shut your business down until environmental testing and health department approvals occur.

While there are extraction tools available through home improvement locations, often business owners have other concerns to manage while disasters take place. Our SERVPRO team can help with a fast response to the emergency and the skills to get efficient extraction solutions like shaft-driven, truck-mount pumps and trash pump options going immediately to remove standing water threats.

Bakeries have considerable competition throughout the Greater Chicago area, so getting your business back up and running immediately is critical for customer retention. Our SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City professionals can help. To make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (773) 337-3900.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Chicago After A Fire Emergency

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

stairs covered in soot A fire caused damage to this Downtown Chicago building in the stairwell. Dry-sponge cleaning of the soot prepared the walls for repainting.

Call For Help Immediately When Your Chiropractic Clinic Suffers Fire Damage

Facing fire damage is a challenge that no business owner wants to face. It is especially the case when your business is based on daily appointments, such as a chiropractic clinic. Whenever fire, water, mold, or storm damage breaks out on your property, it is essential for you to get help as soon as possible so that you can get your business schedule back on track swiftly.

A chiropractic clinic faced fire damage in Chicago after some faulty electrical wiring caused a blaze in the reception area. The desk, files, and computers all sustained damage as well as the carpet across the floor. While the situation may seem grim, getting experts to the scene as quickly as possible can help ensure that the remediation goes as smoothly as possible.

Here at SERVPRO, we model our business around your needs. We understand that the stress of canceling appointments is unpleasant, but we are always available to come to your property whenever you need us, to ensure that the job gets done as swiftly as possible. Midnight or midday, we can send a team of our highly trained SERVPRO techs to your clinic, equipped with advanced technology to fight the damage inside.

Our technicians can start the remediation with an investigation and taking inventory of everything that was lost to the damage. We can help you get your insurance claim rolling, taking one less factor of stress off of your shoulders. At SERVPRO, we want to make this process as easy as possible for you so that you can focus on rescheduling appointments and other needs of your business.

Our technicians can remove the fire damaged carpets and can send both the filing cabinets and the desk unit to be thoroughly cleaned at our facility, using a house-made cleaning solution. From there, SERVPRO can throw out anything that is unsalvageable, while cleaning the walls and the floor to remove soot stains. To finish things off, SERVPRO can use a thermal fogger to address the malodor from the fire and then return your filing cabinets as well as your desk unit.

Whenever your business suffers damage, call for help right away. Speak with SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City by phoning (773) 337-3900. Whenever you need us, we can be there.

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Why Handle Water Damage Remediation Alone in Your Chicago Business

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

view looking up between 4 skyscrapers Don't let your Chicago business get taken over by water damage. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Efficient And Flexible Water Damage Mitigation In Chicago!

Leaks in business offices are likely more severe than you might think. A broken pipe left overnight can output hundreds of gallons of water into your real insurance office, forcing you to shut down the following morning. If left unaddressed, your office may sustain water damage, so it is important that you contact professionals as soon as possible.

SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) are highly experienced in dealing with commercial water damage in Chicago businesses. Our techs are Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and can work efficiently to get your office reopened.

The most important asset of insurance agencies is the clients. However, water from a burst pipe can quickly flood a waiting room, potentially causing permanent damage and stains. SERVPRO can help you maintain a professional appearance after a leak to help preserve your client-base. We can use industrial-grade wet vacs and pumps to remove standing water and then use carpet removal tools to peel off delaminated sections of your carpeting. When possible, we aim to dry commercial carpeting before discarding and replacing it.

Water can also seep into the furniture present in your waiting room. Wood sections of furniture can absorb and release moisture, sometimes leaving behind unsightly water lines. Additionally, the upholstery on chairs and sofas can easily absorb water. To combat these problems, SERVPRO professionals can wipe down wooden furniture to prevent water lines from forming and can remove upholstery to better facilitate drying with the assistance of air movers and dehumidifiers. Our team members can arrive at your business at times that work best for you so that we minimize interruptions to your work schedule.

If your office is facing a water damage emergency from an overnight leak, then call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900. We are available at any time, so call as soon as an emergency happens to begin speaking with one of our professionals.

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Your Chicago Pizzeria Can Be Restored After A Water Damage Disaster

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

pizza oven with flames in the background Water leaks can present quite a significant threat to your pizzeria in Chicago.

Commercial Water Removal Services For Your Chicago Pizzeria

Water leaks can present quite a significant threat to your pizzeria in Chicago. Since your business uses much more significant amounts of water daily than a residence would, leaks in your commercial building can lead to the waste of many hundreds of gallons of water each day. Not only would your water bills go up, but your building can suffer from a considerable amount of damage and expensive repairs. Therefore, keeping regular maintenance up on your building is essential.

When you do find a leak, water removal services in your Chicago business are needed right away before the problem gets larger. SERVPRO, a professional restoration company, is always standing by with highly trained staff and heavy-duty equipment. We work quickly but efficiently to get your business back in order as soon as possible.

Your public toilets in your business get much use. The parts on them wear out fast and can let water leaks happen. A flapper which no longer creates a reliable seal, for example, lets water leak from the toilet tank drain and then the fill valve does not shut off when the tank is refilled. A toilet leak is not a big deal if it is taken care of, but if it is neglected, it can lead to long-term, substantial water loss and damage.

No matter the reason you need us, SERVPRO techs assess the damage when they arrive at your pizzeria to see where the issue is located. We can then proceed to fix the issue and dry the affected areas. Once any standing water is removed, we use industrial fans and dehumidifiers to finish drying out the damaged areas.

Plumbing leaks, including deteriorated sewer lines and broken water supply pipes, are some of the most common causes of water damage to a building. Both of these issues can cause extensive water leaks and severe damage. To make things worse, piping and sewer lines are usually buried underground or found inside your walls, so the leaks are hard to detect. We use special meters to find any hidden moisture, however, so we make sure to find all moisture and repair the damage, not just the visible problems.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City can handle your water damage emergency in your business building in Riverdale, Dolton, or Morgan Park. Just call us at (773) 337-3900 anytime you need so we can restore your building before additional damage can be done.

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How Our Water Damage Experts Reduce The Chance Of Secondary Problems In Your Chicago Property

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

room with silver beer brewing equipment If something ever leaks inside your Chicago brewery, the moisture that gets inside can create several different issues.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Chicago Talk About Secondary Problems

If something ever leaks inside your Chicago brewery, the moisture that gets inside can create several different issues. When a pipe breaks or a piece of machinery malfunctions, commercial water damage can take place very quickly. When moisture comes into direct contact with your business' building materials or contents, the problems created are considered primary issues. When moisture enters a structure, the humidity levels inside increase which can create other issues. Any commercial water damage that gets caused by vapor in the air is considered secondary.

The key to reducing the chance of secondary problems such as ruined drywall that did not initially get wet or mold contamination is to get problems mitigated immediately by a professional company like SERVPRO. Whenever we work on a commercial water damage project in Chicago, we try hard to remove moisture quickly so that no secondary issues arise. When we rapidly dry out a structure, we use dehumidifiers that lower indoor humidity levels so that building materials in places that were originally unaffected do not get wet due to vapor. We also take measures to dry out any organic substances within a 48 hour period so that microbial growth cannot take place.

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in working with a variety of types of companies. We know that any time a disaster takes place, it can be detrimental to your business' day to day operations. We also know that the restaurant and brewery industry is all about cleanliness and keeping a sanitary working environment. Our technicians realize that time and efficiency are important when completing a project at your place of business and we sometimes change the way we conduct work procedures in order to save time, money and to make sure we do not create sanitary issues inside your brewery.

If secondary issues do happen to take place as a result of the pipe break or appliance malfunction, we also have experience in mitigating those types of problems. Once secondary damage does occur, we take measures to mitigate it and prevent the issues from getting worse. If you ever experience building materials getting affected by excessive moisture, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 as soon as you notice a problem.

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Get Rid of Water Damage in Your Commercial Property in Chicago

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

large water spots on a drop down ceiling Whether water damage seeps in from the ceiling or the floor, contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Follows a Proven Water Damage Remediation Process to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Water damage and commercial properties can result in a loss of revenues and customers. These damages can be due to broken plumbing, flooding, leaky pipes, or other issues. When it comes to your business, it is essential to get remediation as soon as possible. If water damage is left untreated, it can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and fungi. Your carpets and furniture can have a strange odor which can deter your clients and customers. The further you allow the problem to persist, the more costly it can be in the future. Luckily, there are steps that you can take when you notice the first hint of damage.
Whether it is a flood or some form of moisture, commercial water damage in Chicago can be a major headache. One of the first things that you want to do when you discover potential water damage is to verify the extent of the problem. A visual check might not be enough to establish the full scope of the issue. Water can soak into many materials without showing any visible signs of damage for an extended period. To accurately tell how far the water has spread, you would need a unique tool to measure the moisturizer in the building.
A moisture meter can help you measure the moisture content of the material to help you establish how much damage has spread and the severity of the moisture. Unfortunately, these type of high tech tools can be quite costly and difficult to use and interpret. This issue is why it is essential to contact a water restoration expert to help you with this mess. Experts such as SERVPRO can send a technician that can utilize advanced equipment to assist you in this battle.
The SERVPRO technician can use the mitigation process to get rid of water from the scene as quickly as possible. The extractor can clean your carpet and remove liquids from the floor. The air movers can enhance evaporation at the surface to reduce drying time. They can also use a thermal fogger to spread solvent-based products to neutralize odor-causing particles. Once the technician has completed their task, they can have a final walk-through with you to ensure that you are satisfied.
If you are in need of a reliable water restoration expert, definitely give SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City a call at (773) 337-3900, and we can promptly send over a technician to help you get through this disaster.

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Chicago's Commercial Water Damage Experts Discuss Primary And Secondary Problems

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

mold damage on a white wall If large amounts of moisture remain present inside organic materials microbes can form into a mold.

Commercial Water Damage

If a water leak ever takes place at your Chicago company's storage warehouse, several problems can arise. Excessive moisture inside a building can cause structural components to weaken. Elevated humidity levels can make materials outside of the affected area wet. If large amounts of moisture remain present inside organic materials microbes can form into a mold.

If water gets into your storage facility, it can ruin your building materials and supplies stored inside there. Any time our SERVPRO technicians mitigate a commercial water damage incident in Chicago, we conduct our operations in ways that minimize strain on your company's daily functions. The longer moisture stays inside a structure; the worse problems can get. As soon as we get a call that there is a problem with your business we arrive promptly and begin remediation.

Any time something happens that causes water to spill into your warehouse, primary and secondary damage can result. Primary damage occurs when contents or building materials come into direct contact with water. Secondary damage takes place when materials get damaged by water vapor. As soon as an issue related to moisture comes up, our SERVPRO team begins restoring the primary damage to minimize the amount of secondary damage that occurs.

For example, the primary damage would be the carpet in your warehouse office getting wet due to a pipe break. If the office carpet got delaminated due to saturation, it would be considered a primary problem. Any hardwood floors that are present in the storage unit can swell and buckle as a result of having direct contact with water. When water gets onto metal surfaces, rusting can occur.

An example of secondary damage is if the drywall inside your warehouse gets elevated moisture content due to high relative humidity numbers. When water vapor gets into ceiling tiles, they can crumble and fall. Water vapor can also cause wallpaper to soften and fall off the walls. Mold and mildew growth can also occur as secondary damage.

In many cases, if the primary issues are treated promptly and correctly, secondary problems do not take place. As soon as an issue with water happens, extraction and rapid structural drying can reduce the chances of secondary damage developing. If you ever need help with excessive moisture in your storage warehouse, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Commercial Water Damage Equipment Used In Chicago

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

flower arrangement display If a pipe breaks inside your Chicago flower shop, products, and building materials are at risk.

Commercial Water Damage Equipment

If a pipe breaks inside your Chicago flower shop, products, and building materials are at risk. Excessive moisture can ruin flowers inside your store and cost you much money in inventory. It is possible though if dealt with quickly that contents can be saved with cleaning and drying.

Restoring contents and materials is always cheaper than removing and replacing them. When mitigating commercial water damage issues in Chicago, measures get taken to save as many materials as possible. Extraction and drying can prevent items from being ruined if completed promptly.

Whenever our SERVPRO restoration team works with businesses, we often complete the work differently than residential projects. We know that losing out on business can get expensive for you and your insurance company. We can change our processes so that our operations do not impede your business functions and cause you to lose out on revenue.

SERVPRO works hard to keep your business functioning as usual even if it requires completing the mitigation work when the business is closed. If mitigation procedures are urgent and must be completed during business hours, then we work in small sections at a type so parts of your flower store can stay open to customer traffic. We also can change the way we complete the drying process so that it helps remove moisture from your flower products.

When removing moisture from a structure, we start by extracting as much water as we can from the building. When there are more than two inches of standing water, then a sump pump gets used to suck up the water. Submersible pumps vary in strength and capacity based on which type is used. Whenever using pumps to remove water, we export the water into a sewer drain such as a toilet.

After the deep standing water gets removed, we use specialized extraction equipment to pull moisture out of the carpet, upholstery, and other materials. An extraction system consists of a vacuum pump, hoses, storage tanks and extraction tools. Extraction tools vary in size according to what type of materials are saturated.

Light extraction wands get used for delicate materials, whereas heavy-duty extractors get implemented to pull excess moisture out of thick carpet. If your business needs assistance with unwanted moisture, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 24 hours a day.

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Commercial Water Removal is the First Step in Restoring Flooded-Out Chicago Bowling Lanes

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

bowling balls and pins graphic that says Strike Bowl Chicago Bowling Alleys and Business Call SERVPRO When Water Leaks Strike

SERVPRO Spares No Efforts in Water Damage Restoration

Chicago residents love entertainment and keeping fit, making a bowling alley a perfect spot for many to enjoy their free time while socializing with friends. Mishaps with sprinkler systems or exterior weather can cause water to enter and threaten the finish on your otherwise perfect bowling lanes.
Chicago entertainment owners can rely on SERVPRO to act quickly with water removal equipment in such circumstances. Our pump trucks can remove gallons of water fast and efficiently so we can begin drying out the rest of your facility. Our Injectidry equipment can dry out floors, walls, and ceilings, wherever a problem exists. We can also feed the tubing into the tracks where balls return during a game of bowling.
The hardwood sections making up the lanes need specialized drying to prevent damage from happening. Replacing these can force substantial financial hardship on even the most popular bowling alleys. Restoring them instead can keep financial expenses manageable. At SERVPRO, we also know that the paperwork involved in such situations can help make insurance claims proceed more smoothly, so we can work with both you and your insurance adjuster.
When such events happen in a large facility, restoring normal levels of humidity throughout the building often plays a significant role in the overall outcome. We use desiccant machines and dehumidifiers along with air movers and heaters to dry everything out, from the floor to the ceiling, and everything in between.
Sprinkler problems saturate carpeting with clean water, making them cleanable, but flooding from rivers or streams nearby leaves them filthy and in need of replacements. We remove such carpeting before we begin drying out the building, as doing so also removes substantial amounts of water while allowing us to direct our efforts to the underlying floor.
SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City can help your bowling alley stay in business with minimal downtime with our expert water removal professionals. Call us at (773) 337-3900, so we can begin helping you get things back to normal once again.

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How Do Professionals Get Rid of The Odor After Commercial Water Damage to Your Chicago Restaurant?

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

chef holding a spoon over a pot After Water Damage, Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Chicago Area Restaurant Fresh Smelling and Open

SERVPRO Supports Water Removal and Odor Control in Many Types of Retail Trades

Water damage to your restaurant is the last thing you want to deal with, but the truth is, it is almost inevitable. Many of the vast numbers of Chicago eateries suffer this problem. Whether it is a busted pipe, a clogged drain or a broken dishwasher, water damage can cripple your business if not promptly handled.

One of the worst outcomes after water damage to your Chicago restaurant is having to deal with the odor. If the smells are not eliminated, they can drive your customers right out of your restaurant. Thankfully, professional water damage restoration technicians can help you eliminate your odor problems in no time. SERVPRO technicians use various deodorizing techniques to eliminate the damp and musky odor that is characteristically present after a water damage incidence.

Here are some of the procedures that professionals can use while combating the odor after water damage.

Carpets are notorious for holding on to the moisture and being difficult to dry. They can quickly develop an odor that can linger on for a long time in your establishment. SERVPRO technicians can get rid of carpet odors by applying EPA-registered disinfectant after the water extraction. The area can then be fogged using either an Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) fogger or a Thermal fogger to reconstitute the chemical makeup of the odor. Small hand sprayers can also mask unwanted scents until the more robust treatments kick-in.

If water damages the upholstery, it can develop an odor as well. Our technicians use a multi-step cleaning and deodorizing process to eliminate such odors. Once the upholstery is cleaned and the residual moisture is eliminated, the technicians can spray a deodorizing agent to mask any remaining odor. SERVPRO technicians are well-versed in cleaning and sanitizing booths and soft fabric covered chairs.

Hard surface floors  
Technicians deodorize these surfaces by applying deodorizing agent during and after the mopping process. Hydroxyl generators can change the chemical makeup of odor molecules that may once again settle on these surfaces.

Walls and ceilings  
If the water damages walls and ceilings, the first thing that SERVPRO professionals can do is to eliminate any residual moisture from these structures. Once the surfaces are dry, ULV and thermal foggers can be used to eliminate any significant odors. If ceiling tiles made of porous materials are water-logged, they are discarded, and the above void is dried with dehumidifiers that also mitigate and prevent moisture from causing new odors.

Our IICRC certified professionals have the necessary experience and expertise to get rid of that odor after water damage. Call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/ South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 today to discuss your restoration needs.

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Drying Cabinetry Out In Your Chicago Assisted Living Home After Flooding

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

wood cabinets with a drawer open Drying time is affected by the construction of the cabinets.

Drying Water Damaged Cabinetry

Disaster can occur anyplace, anytime. Temperature changes can cause the water pipes to break or the fire-sprinkler line to leak in your assisted living home in Chicago. When this happens, you can experience significant flooding inside your property, even if the water only runs for a few minutes. You need expert help to get the place up and running as usual again, and to keep it safe for all your staff and residents.

You need someone who acts fast to come to the rescue after you experience commercial water damage in your Chicago property. SERVPRO are the ones to contact, as we are trained, experienced, and do not hesitate in getting to you in your time of need. Plus, you can even call us in the middle of the night if that is when the disaster strikes.

Depending on where the water damage is, you could be facing several affected surfaces, including cabinetry. Drying walls and floors behind or under cabinetry can be tricky. It can take more time because of the multiple layers of drywall and cabinet back.

Drying time is affected by the construction of the cabinets. If it does not have a back, SERVPRO techs can drill holes in the wall to let air circulate in the wall cavity. Once the all is dry, we patch or cover the holes. If there is a back on the cabinet, drying times are extended from the multiple layers which need drying. In these cases, holes can be drilled as well, and we then patch with a material that is similar to the cabinet back. We follow all regulations and laws and go over everything with you as the owner before doing anything.

If the walls were exposed to moisture for an extended amount of time, it is possible that the sheetrock is loosening. In this case, we consider drilling holes in the top of the wall, which allows for higher airflow in the cavity of the wall. If it is an exterior wall, fiberglass insulation could also be saved with this technique.

We can remove the toe kick, or under part of the cabinet as well to give more airflow under the cabinet. We treat the area with an appropriate biocide and use a vent system to force dry air into the cavity. Once drying is complete, we replace the base.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City can help you in your time of need so you can have a safe environment again in your business. Contact us right away at (773) 337-3900 to prevent more damage in your commercial building in the areas of Mount Greenwood, Chicago, or Evergreen Park.

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Finding Commercial Mold Damage In Chicago Diners Is More Common Than What You Might Think

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

diner with a long bar and table with red chairs When businesses have walk-in patrons or use water in their establishment's daily activities, the risk of commercial mold damage increases.

Commercial Mold Damage In Diners

Mold only needs a few environmental factors to grow out of control. Mold is everywhere. However, mold usually grows very slowly, keeping it manageable and either easily cleaned away or hidden in locations that are rarely seen and hold all the three needed items for overgrowth simultaneously even more rarely.

When Chicago businesses have walk-in patrons or use water in their establishment's daily activities, the risk of commercial mold damage increases. When a business has both factors, the risk increases even more dramatically.

Patrons often bring in not only two things that mold needs to grow – moisture and cellulose, but also the mold itself. Cooking pasta, steaming seafood, and washing dishes with high-powered sprayers can all increase the level of moisture in the kitchen area. Contrary to what many people believe, combating mold growth does not mean that the air must be uncomfortably dry.

The moisture needed for mold to grow is the same moisture that makes the air comfortable to breathe. As people breathe in, the air in their lungs picks up moisture, and this moisture is also expelled when they breathe out. While this might be a small amount of moisture, it is felt on a personal basis. Drier air is noticeable because of the larger contrast between two different environments – moisture vs. drier.

When an area, such as a kitchen or bathroom area, is more humid than other sectors, like the dining or waiting areas are, a dehumidifier can decrease the amount of humidity that can linger in the air, without making the air uncomfortable to breathe. Other ventilation methods, including intake vents and ceiling fans, can help keep moisture from settling on surfaces. Having none of these measures can lead to mold damage throughout a restaurant. SERVPRO technicians have extensive experience and training to remediate mold disasters of any size. Proper remediation requires more than cleaning surfaces. Even cutting away and replacing materials heavily infested or destroyed by a mold infestation is not enough in most situations. Mold remediation, when conducted by SERVPRO, always includes preventative techniques.

These methods include cleaning or removal of anything affected by mold, but also include setting up HEPA-filter devices to clean the air of escaping mold particles and spores while we work. To continue filtering the air to help reduce the number of particulates, including mold-related ones, floating in the air, we can install an air filter that you can easily maintain. Along with air-filtration, we use sprays that encapsulate any mold found. As this sprayed-on liquid dries, it shrinks, crushing mold, spores, and any exposed hyphae. Hyphae are the root-like parts of mold that feed off materials and provide an anchor to the material – this is the part of the mold that leaves a stain behind when mold is cleaned away.

Situations involving commercial mold damage need the attention that the professionals at SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City are accustomed to providing. Calling (773) 337-3900, at any hour of the day or night, can be the start of the end of your mold disaster.

Visual Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Morgan Park

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

building with soot covered debris on the floor A fire can engulf your business. Call SERVPRO quickly to help recover!

Your Business Needs to Look and Smell Inviting after Fire Damage Restoration

Presentation is important for any business, and doubly so in the service sector. If you own or manage a store or restaurant, your customers will likely be discouraged or even scared off by obvious signs of damage and visual blemishes on your property. SERVPRO knows first-hand that some of the most thorough visual damages to a building can come from fires, whether through the burn itself or any associated events and factors. These blemishes and issues are commonly cleaned up by our restoration teams, to ensure that once a company's doors get back open, they stay open.
Burn Marks
Burns and char easily rank among the most visible types of commercial fire damage in Morgan Park, immediately giving away to any observer the fact that a fire has burned in the area. Blackened or darkened materials, even if they have no other major damage beyond discoloration, can still be resource and time-intensive to cover up, often requiring a wide cleaning and repainting job to make sure colors blend well and no burn material remains.
Smoke and Ash
Smoke and ash leave a profound impact on a building, to both the sight and smell of anyone nearby. Smoke is a pervasive scent and easily noticeable in most cases, but can also leave behind a great deal of smearing and coat surfaces. Depending on the type of smoke and conditions of this fire, this may be a relatively easy cleanup job, or a more thorough repainting may be in order.
Structural Damage
SERVPRO can also help to restore mild structural damage caused by a fire, rebuilding walls, floors, supports, and other elements of a building if they have been burned through or collapsed on. We always aim to restore before replacing, and in this way can potentially save you thousands in reconstruction costs where they are not necessary.
SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City helps businesses to get back on track after a disaster. Give us a call at (773) 337-3900.

Commercial Flood Damage To Your Chicago Property

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

retail space flooded with water If you've had a flood in your office, warehouse, or other business, the damage caused by the water can seem to keep on mounting.

Restoring Instead Of Writing Off Your Losses

If you've had a flood in your office, warehouse, or other business, the damage caused by the water can seem to keep on mounting. When you look at it all as one big catastrophe, it can end up feeling like it's the end of your business. SERVPRO can help your business recover when we provide you and your business with some of the many different services.

SERVPRO can meet, and even exceed, your expectations for cleanup after you've had commercial flood damage in Chicago. We can help protect your business's financial health by undoing the damage caused by the water that invaded your property. This includes your inventory, the internal structure, and the furnishings. Many of these items may have had your business's trademark, logo, or other branding, increasing the cost of replacing them. We can decrease the cost of these replacements by restoring what may only seem irreparable. Because we are experts in restoring many different types of items, many insurance companies are willing to work with us in getting everything sorted out and back to normal for businesses who have had flooding and other disasters.

While paperboard items such as displays will need to be replaced, other advertising materials can often be saved. Inventory that is washable can always be restored, and with the Esporta system, we can regain a sanitary and cleanliness for clothing and many other items. We'll place your damaged but salvageable items in containers and take these to our site, then return them to you in better condition. Other items that are fixed in place, such as equipment, can be cleaned at your site, and then sanitized to ensure a healthy environment is restored.

Appearances are only on the surface; we want to restore your business to a healthy state. Another aspect of our cleaning is eliminating the odors that also come with flood damage. If odor remains, we know that there is something remaining that is causing it. We'll work to find the source of the odor, remove it, and if the odor remains, as it sometimes does, we'll deodorize, as well. For structural damage, we have professionals who can restore the interior areas that were damaged by the flood waters, such as drywall. Our technicians can decrease the drying time of other materials by increasing the ventilation in conjunction with raised temperatures.

When commercial flood damage is affecting your business, call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900. We can have your business back to new in a short time, save your inventory and business materials, and much more. We are accessible 24/7 to answer your questions or begin cleaning up and restoring your business.

Sun Can Cause Commercial Damage on Rooftops

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

glass building tinted orange by the sun UV Radiation On a Roof Can Destroy Shingles and Cause Damage

Regular Roof Maintenance Can Prevent Damage

Homeowners and business owners understand that rain and wind can damage rooftops. But, there is another major factor in commercial damage to roofs – the hot sun! The extreme heat from the Chicago summer sun can cause premature failure of roofs. Roofing materials are made to withstand the sun's rays. Standard tar shingles are purposefully made with an adhesive that melts in the sun to form a permanent seal. If your building is an older structure, then harsh weather conditions, including the daily deluge of sunlight, can weaken shingles.
For solar rays to begin damaging a roof, that roof must be in a position to receive direct sunlight daily. The real enemy for possible roof damage is the ultraviolet radiation. Asphalt roofing directly affected by a day to day sunlight can age it very quickly. The mixture of oxygen and hydrocarbons in asphalt roofing can fail under heavy sunlight quicker than tile rooftops. But, even the more resistant roofing technology, including metal, all can succumb to the weathering effects of Chicago's strong sunshine.
The heat from the sun beating down on top of your office roof can cause damage to your shingles. For buildings that have a southern or western exposure, the immense heat can cause different types of damages. This includes shingles that curl up, cracks form, blisters form, and loose shingle granules. The sun's heat and rays can also cause problems in your attic. Commercial attics can experience softened wood, and/or mold or mildew can form due to poor ventilation.
Chicago's weather can bring wind, hail, and ice. In addition to a fire and flooding, your commercial building can sustain severe Chicago storm damage from any of these events. If your office building or your roof is damaged by fire, a storm, water damage or the sun, we at SERVPRO are available to help you. Our experienced technicians will arrive and assess your damage. We will protect your building by providing rooftop service, which means that we will place tarps on your damaged roof.
We at SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City are trained roofing professionals that can assess exactly what your building needs. Our expert restoration team can help your business with any damages, to save your business any down time. With our specialized equipment and techniques, we can help get your business back to its pre-damaged condition. Call us today at (773) 337-3900 to help keep your building structurally sound.

Commercial Building or Storefront Damage

6/4/2016 (Permalink)

sidewalk and tan stucco storefronts Storefront Open After Remediation

Experienced Restoration Professionals Can Handle Water Damage Under or Inside a Property

In Downtown Chicago, commercial damage caused by flooding can be devastating to a building. Water can seep into flooring, carpeting, furniture, and walls. This can create mold as well, plus rotting or other damage which could go undetected until it is too late. That is why it is important to call us at SERVPRO so that we can come and inspect your property as soon as possible.

How Restoration of Commercial Water Damage Works

Our technicians are IICRC trained, and will first use specialized equipment to discover how severe the water damage in your structure is. After we have evaluated the damage, we’ll get rid of any standing water. This process can vary depending upon whether the water is inside the property or under the property.

Under the Property – We’ll vacuum up water with an extractor so that there is nothing soaking wet anymore. If a broken pipe were the cause, we'd make sure the pipe is accessible to a plumber. After the pipe is fixed, we will get rid of any soil that is contaminated, spray anti-microbial and then replace the old, bad soil with fresh, new soil.

Inside Property – We will be there as soon as possible after you contact us when the water is inside your property. First, we’ll vacuum up the water with an extractor and then take out any furniture that has been affected or put it up on blocks. If the water is dirty, padding and carpeting will be thrown away. If possible, we’ll dry the carpet if the water is clean. Carpet padding is thrown away since it is cheaper to replace than to dry them properly. If there is Downtown Chicago water damage to a wall, small holes will be made where the base board was to let air movement dry the wall.

We’ll Accommodate Your Business

From the start to the end, our experienced professionals are ready to take care of all your restoration needs.

Allow us to remove the water and get your property dry again so you will experience the least amount of downtime to your business as is possible. We’ll be on site to your commercial property quickly after you call, and if you want, we can dry your property after hours and take out our equipment in the morning so you’ll be able to reopen.

When it comes to water damage near Downton Chicago, there are strict protocols which have to be followed and carried out fast. Your total loss, otherwise, will be much higher than needed. We have a proven track record for removing water from businesses efficiently and saving wet items that range from furniture to electronics, to even vital paper documents.

Commercial damage in Downton Chicago doesn’t have to halt your business’ operations for a long period of time. By calling SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900, you can let us take care of all your commercial damage remediation problems, which we will handle in a timely and professional fashion.