SERVPRO Brings Years of Expertise to Fire Damage Cleanup in Chicago
Chicago Residents Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration
There are numerous iconic structures in the city, but the destination that garners the most attention is not a building. Still, an outdoor collection of natural settings with interesting venues included. Millennium Park is one of the most famous landmarks in Chicago. This public park was built to celebrate the third millennium and continues to add features for public use.
The area that hosts the park was once occupied by the Illinois Central Rail Yards and adjoining parking lot when the planning for this ambitious project began in 1997. Twenty years later, it was the number one tourist attraction in the city and the Midwest. Additionally, because the park is above a parking garage with 2218 parking spaces, it distinguishes itself as the largest rooftop garden globally.
The park started as a design to have an arch and a bandshell or an orchestra and a bridge for pedestrians to cross over Columbus Drive designed by architect Frank Gehry. Gehry wanted to propel Chicago into the future with his plan to include a park and venues for visitors to take in various engaging cultural spots.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
One of the most well-known structures within the park is Jay Pritzker Pavilion. This bandshell has 4,000 seats and an additional lawn seating area that can accommodate 7,000 people. The bandshell almost did not happen because there are historical limitations for buildings' height within the park. The city got around this by declaring the bandshell was a work of art. The pavilion's name comes from Jay Pritzker, whose family owned the Hyatt Hotel chain and were significant donors in creating the park. The pavilion is home to the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. The yearly Grant Park Music Festival gets held yearly and has the distinction of being the nation's last remaining free, municipally supported outdoor classical music series venue.
The area around Millennium Park has become one of the most fashionable residential addresses. The 60602 zip code was previously listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the hottest in terms of appreciation for housing prices, with the median sale price averaging around $700,000. The park has several upscale buildings such as:
- The Heritage at Millennium Park
- Waterview Tower
- The Legacy
- Joffrey Tower
How Does SERVPRO Handle Fire Damage Cleanup on Appliances in Chicago Homes?
After electrical, protein fires are among the most common types of fire damage cleanup in Chicago properties. These fires are generally fast-moving, with high heat and heavy soot covering the surfaces in the room.
Appliance Finishes Need Careful Cleaning
While most common kitchen appliances' surface is nonabsorbent, the caustic nature of soot as a high-alkaline particle has the potential to mar surfaces and cause pitting or other problems on chrome or highly polished surfaces. An alkaline solvent assists in removing the grip these residues have upon the surfaces. SERVPRO techs can mix their own cleaning agents to meet the individual needs of specific surface challenges. Certain actions should be avoided, such as:
- Using abrasive cleaners
- Scrubbing residues can drive them deeper into surfaces
- Using bleach on finishes yellowed by heat, SERVPRO has specific products for that problem
Suppose there are any concerns about electrical appliances working correctly after exposure to a fire in the home. In that case, SERVPRO can arrange for the machine to get inspected by an industry professional to confirm it is safe to use in the house.
SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 supports the local community with all fire damage cleanup needed in Chicago homes.