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Our Experts Can Dry Your Water Damaged Documents In Chicago

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Experts Can Dry Your Water Damaged Documents In Chicago Give our specialists a call anytime that disaster strikes at (773) 337-3993.

Document Drying In Your Chicago Library

Water loss incidents that affect your Chicago library can be devastating to its shelves of irreplaceable works. Knowing how to handle situations where substantial water loss events can damage books and publications in your care can prevent the loss of a significant investment made by the county or private collectors. Even an abundance of moisture can compromise novels over a short period, so you need to reach out to professional restoration specialists like ours to get mitigation and recovery solutions started immediately.

One of the ways that our team can help with water cleanup in Chicago libraries is through document and publication recovery. We have advanced drying techniques with our contents department that can happen both on-site or in our nearby SERVPRO facility that can preserve affected books and other works you have stored on the shelves of the library. Freeze drying is often the method most trusted by our professionals for its fast turnaround and impressive results.

This process involves rapidly freezing the moisture-damaged books in the library inside of a chamber. With vacuums, the pressure gets reduced substantially within this area, and heat gets added into the equation. The frozen water can then evaporate without damaging the composition or the cellular integrity of the individual pages of the books or other works removed from the facility.

Our SERVPRO team must also address the saturation of areas like the flooring after a water loss incident in the library to prevent the continued exposure of these books and novels. We have advanced rapid drying solutions that can cover several thousand square feet with the use of multiple units simultaneously.

From plumbing breaches to water heater malfunctions, there are many sources of substantial water loss incidents that could impact your local library. To preserve both the building and its publications, seek out the experience and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City professionals. Give our specialists a call anytime that disaster strikes at (773) 337-3993.

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The Ultimate Guide to Storm Damage In Your Chicago Home

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Ultimate Guide to Storm Damage In Your Chicago Home Don't let your basement turn into this. Contact SERVPRO for flood damage remediation assistance.

Wind Damage that Can Ultimately Flood Chicago Homes

The wind is a defining characteristic of the Greater Chicago area, and while many residents have gotten accustomed to the stiff winds that can often sweep through the region, homes might not be as prepared to face the storm. With winds that can sometimes rival the intensity of hurricanes and other severe weather events, many homes can fall victim to circumstances like missing shingles, broken windows, fallen trees, and sheared siding. Any of these vulnerabilities that could exist during a storm can lead to even worse conditions like flooding.

Having a team that can help you through the damaging effects of a severe storm is one thing, but having a crew of professionals with the experience to address flood water removal and the symptoms of standing water in your Chicago residence is another entirely. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training and knowledge in disaster relief and flood damage recovery through our accreditations by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple facets of the restoration industry including structural drying, water restoration, and mold remediation.

Wind damage presents substantial risks to your property when combined with torrential rainfall. With missing shingles or damaged areas of the house, runoff and direct precipitation can penetrate the residence and find a way to spread quickly. We have the experience to begin our mitigation efforts with emergency board up and tarping services to prevent the flood damages from getting any worse as extraction and drying efforts begin.

Flooding can thoroughly saturate construction materials in the house, ultimately requiring removal and replacement. Our SERVPRO professionals can fully reconstruct removed areas of the property and entirely repair damaged portions of a roof, siding, and broken windows throughout the residence.

We understand how quickly flood effects can spread throughout your home, so our SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City professionals respond fast to these emergencies. We have the tools and the experience to make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (773) 337-3993.

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You Can Depend On Our Fire Damage Experts To Restore Your Chicago Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage You Can Depend On Our Fire Damage Experts To Restore Your Chicago Home Contact our IICRC-certified specialists for this and other restoration work by calling our 24-hour services line.

The Mess After A Fire Needs Cleanup By Trained Professionals In Chicago Properties

Seeing your Chicago residence from the outside after a fire can seem minor to the destruction that you later see inside. You might feel hopeless about the future your family seems destined to experience while putting your lives back to normal. SERVPRO professionals use industry-standard techniques that help our customers accomplish their goals of recovering after disasters at the lowest possible expense.

Owners might feel tempted to carry out fire cleanup tasks in their Chicago home to reclaim some of the personal belongings scattered around their now charred property. Doing so can quickly seem like another disaster. Others prefer to not even look at their items, as seeing them can feel like reliving the fire all over again.

The condition a fire leaves furnishings and other contents in can range from heavy soiling with soot and smoke residue from other items that burned to melted plastics and charred wood and other combusted materials. Water from fighting the blazing home’s structure can also create additional conditions that require the attention of mitigation and restoration specialists.

Because of our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, we know how to use our extensive inventory of restoration tools and equipment to clean up fire damage affecting your home efficiently. We also rely on teamwork, making it possible to have your home restored soon after we begin, “Like it never even happened.”

For families with children, we understand that helping them with the trauma and after-effects can reduce the stress that the adults in the family must deal with daily. We can place loveys and other chosen items in priority position so we can return them to you faster. Our ultrasonic water bath can get these clean in a short time, with only drying and deodorization to follow before we hand them back to your family.

Our fire cleanup experts continue with other items that our specialists boxed up for restoration through cleaning while others proceed with the work needed inside your home. This includes removing soot from walls, ceilings, counters, and cabinets, extracting water from putting the fire out, removing destroyed items including remnants of curtains, rugs, and mattresses, and deodorization. Working in teams, SERVPRO completes fire cleanup tasks quickly and gets your home restored so your family can move back home again.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City has qualified professionals on the job in Scottsdale, Gage Park, and Archer Heights homes, performing fire cleanup and restoration work. Contact our IICRC-certified specialists for this and other restoration work by calling our 24-hour services line, (773) 337-3993, any day of the year.

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You Can Count On Our Crew To Restore Your Chicago Home

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage You Can Count On Our Crew To Restore Your Chicago Home Once the storms have subsided, give us a call at (773) 337-3993 so we can get to you as soon as possible to restore your home.

Flood Damage And Your Walls In Your Chicago Home

Frequent and heavy spring rainstorms can create a great risk for flooding in your Chicago home. Being as prepared as possible is best, but sometimes you cannot predict or prepare for such an event. Your home can be dry and safe one moment and underwater the next. Floods can be quite an overwhelming event to experience, and you need help getting everything back in order.

Flooding and flood damage in your Chicago residence is something you need to move fast to correct. Reaching out to a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO, is the smartest decision you can make at a time like this. Our trained staff has the right tools and needed experience to get your home looking as if nothing ever happened before more damage can occur.

SERVPRO technicians understand that drying flood and water damaged walls can sometimes be difficult. Each home is uniquely built with various wall materials. We are highly trained and inspect your home to come up with a plan which dries the affected walls. Because each situation of water loss is different, our approach to repairing the damage depends on the severity of the underlying damage.

In cases where floodwaters have done the damage, our goal is to save the original wall surface if possible, but sometimes the wet surfaces have to be removed. Our company has a lot of experience with various wall surfaces, and we can use different pieces of equipment to dry your walls and stop additional damage such as mold growth. Homes usually have two kinds of walls – exterior and interior. Interior walls usually do not contain insulation like foam or fiberglass. Only walls which are a sound barrier wall generally contain some kind of insulation.

Our process for drying your walls out include monitoring devices to detect how far the water has wicked up the wall and the removal of your trim and baseboards. We look for any doubled sheetrock or insulation and drill holes under the baseline so we can figure out a drying plan for the area which is affected. Continuous airflow is used with air movers, and dehumidifiers help to dry the air in the room. Once the water mitigation equipment is set in place, we take additional readings. We then monitor the equipment every day so we can make any needed adjustments.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City can help you dry your property in Archer Heights, Scottsdale, or Marquette Park after flooding. Once the storms have subsided, give us a call at (773) 337-3993 so we can get to you as soon as possible to restore your home.

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SERVPRO Suggests to Chicago Homeowners to Call Us for Inspection and Cleanup after a Water Loss

5/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Suggests to Chicago Homeowners to Call Us for Inspection and Cleanup after a Water Loss SERVPRO Doesn't Clown Around When It Comes to Water Damage Mitigation for Chicago Properties

When Can Seemingly Minor Water Damage in Chicago Be Much More Severe?

Not every incident of water damage in your home may require the help of a professional damage mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO. Sometimes, you might be able to skip a phone call to us entirely and handle the incident with a mop and some cleaning products. However, it can be dangerous to ignore the warning signs of an incident that requires professional assistance. Seeing any of these scenarios unfold in your home should mean a direct call to us for emergency assistance.

Deeply Soaked Flooring Materials
A small spill or puddle in your home might not be cause for concern, but when the water comes in large enough volumes to cause water damage to your Chicago home's carpeting or wooden floorboards, you should call in professionals to mitigate and restore the damage. When water soaks into your floor, it can start to break down and warp the materials, potentially creating uneven surfaces and ruining finishes. Even if you dry the area out, deeper pockets of moisture may remain and contribute to mold growth in your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster to help prevent mold growth from happening and to avoid replacing the flooring materials in your home.

Unclean Water
Water from an unclean source, such as a drainage ditch or a septic tank, should never be allowed to enter your home. Unclean water sources can create dangerous situations that could cause health effects if you are not careful. Always call SERVPRO when dirty water reaches your home, even if the damage seems relatively minor.

Leaks or Damages in Unseen Areas
What might seem like a small leak behind your wall could be hiding a much larger problem or even substantial fungal growth in your home. Our inspectors use advanced moisture detection tools such as infrared scanning devices to identify pockets of moisture and find out the true extent of damages in unseen parts of your home.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City provides 24/7 protection against water and flood damage for homes in the area. Call us at the first sign of trouble at (773) 337-3993.

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Need Water Extraction from Your Chicago Property? Don't Wait--Call SERVPRO for Immediate Help

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Need Water Extraction from Your Chicago Property? Don't Wait--Call SERVPRO for Immediate Help SERVPRO Does Not Clown Around--From Office Staff to Production Crews We Restore Water Damaged Structures in Chicago

What Helps SERVPRO Provide Some of the Fastest Water Removal in Chicago

Water removal projects can be difficult, time-intensive, and costly without the help of professionals. Some severe situations can prove to be almost impossible for individuals and households to clean up on their own. SERVPRO provides the expertise and equipment necessary to get water out of your home within days or even hours of a disaster. The work that goes into our high-speed water removal services can be complex at times, but a few key factors help us to continually refine our processes and bring you some of the best services in the industry.

Industrial Equipment Standards
SERVPRO franchises across the country maintain the upper hand against flooding and water damage thanks to our use of high-power industrial equipment held to a national standard. Our water removal projects in ordinary Chicago homes use the same types of equipment that we would use for a large warehouse or factory space with similar issues. Through the use of strategically-placed air movers, multiple types of dehumidifiers, and highly efficient and specialized odor removal solutions, we can accomplish the same amount of work in less time than ever before.

Rigorous Training
The backbone of any SERVPRO franchise is our extensive staffing of highly-trained damage mitigation and restoration specialists. All of our technicians go through weeks of full-time training to learn the methodology and science behind our restoration techniques. This is our Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP.) As our crew members progress in their careers, they can earn additional opportunities to become specialists in one or more types of damage through further education and testing. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) supplies many our techs with endorsed water damage restoration certificates(WRT.) Most teams we send out include at least one veteran technician with years of experience handling many different types of accidents.

24/7 Readiness
We stay ready around the clock to respond to local incidents as soon as they appear. By arriving faster to the damaged property, we can immediately implement preventative measures that reduce the consequences and expenses associated with the incident. SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us at (773) 337-3993 for questions or our 24/7 services.

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Our Storm Damage Experts Can Restore Your Home In Chicago

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Storm Damage Experts Can Restore Your Home In Chicago SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is here to help you restore your home after a flood.

Cleaning Your Flood Damaged Home In Chicago

Substantial spring rains can oversaturate the soil in Chicago quickly, overwhelming municipal and storm sewers. All this rain can result in large amounts of water pooling around the foundation of your home. Without the correct maintenance, these floodwaters can come into your home and cause extensive damage. Learning how to prevent flooding in your home can help you stay dry during these heavy storms.

Immediate attention is required if your home in Chicago sustained flood damage. Hiring SERVPRO, a professional remediation company, is the best thing to do since we possess the training we need to restore your home in a timely fashion before more damage occurs.

Prevention is the best defense against floodwaters. It might seem a bit strange, but you should limit your water usage during heavy rains. Running your dishwasher, taking a shower, or doing laundry only makes matters worse when it comes to the local sewer systems being overwhelmed. The more water that is in the sewers, the higher the possibility of a flood or sewage backup.

When it comes to restoring water damaged items in your home, SERVPRO has to assess the damage and the materials to see if they would hold up to restoration techniques. With any wood furniture, two issues occur when wood or wood composition furniture has been exposed to water. We may be able to remove water spots with specialized wood care products, and a furniture refinisher can repair problems with furniture frames.

Particleboard furniture covered by laminate does not react well to water. The laminate can resist water and act as a barrier for vapors, while the side that is not laminated absorbs much water. All of this can lead to warping.

To help keep your home dry you can also install a drainage system, such as a sump pump. These are put in the basement or crawlspace floor, and they drain water from around your foundation. Also, the waterproof coating around your foundation when it was built only last so long. You may want to have it done again if you notice any water stains on your basement walls. Waterproofing can be done to the interior or exterior of the foundation walls.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is here to help you restore your home in Gage Park, Ford City, or Brighton Park from flood damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so give us a call right away at (773) 337-3993, and we can have your home dry in no time.

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Why Safety is Important With Fire Debris Removal in Chicago

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Safety is Important With Fire Debris Removal in Chicago SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is always on call for your fire-damaged property.

Fire Debris Removal Workers In Chicago Describe Restoration Methods

Anytime something burns inside your Chicago home, items inside the building may need to be removed and replaced. If the flames torch your building materials or contents, it could become necessary to call in a professional fire debris removal company such as SERVPRO. The number one goal when arriving at your residence is to use specific methods to save items preventing replacement as much as possible. However, in some situations, your structural components or other items can get damaged to the point where they need to be removed and replaced. When a situation like this occurs, it is wise to save the fire debris removal for the experts.  

When rebuilding a fire damaged home, we take specific safety measures. During any fire debris removal project in Chicago, our SERVPRO technicians always put safety first. Before we begin any work, we inspect your home for both potential dangers and to figure out the extent of the damage. If there are any structural issues or other problems that could pose a hazard to any of the building's occupants, then we perform steps to mitigate the possible danger. For example, should burnt items pose a fall hazard, we take them down.  We also temporarily support the compromised building's structure while demolition procedures take place.  

After our SERVPRO experts deem the fire damaged building safe for you, your family, and our staff, we commence mitigation efforts. First, we run tests to see how burnt your building materials and contents got. For instance, if charring is found into the drywall and past its surface, then most likely it needs removal. If your studs show torching deeper than a quarter inch, then sections of your building's skeleton needs discarding.  

After disposing of the unsalvageable contents and building materials, we take measures to prevent the spread of unpleasant aromas created by smoke and charred materials. If anything ever burns inside your house, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 any day of the week.

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Our Team Is Here To Help If A Water Damage Emergency Occurs In Your Chicago Business!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Team Is Here To Help If A Water Damage Emergency Occurs In Your Chicago Business! Please give us a call at (773) 337-3993 as soon as you find or suspect a problem so we can get everything back to normal as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup For Your Chicago Business

A slow drip under a sink, leaking from your roof, or water stains on your ceilings are all signs there are water issues in your Chicago coffee shop. It doesn’t take much water to create damage to your building that is rather significant, and sometimes the problem can go unnoticed for a while until they become a much more substantial problem. Commercial properties often have more bathrooms than private ones, and therefore, have more plumbing to upkeep.

When you are a business owner, there are steps you can take to locate any issues that may be lurking before they become catastrophes. When you do find an issue, you need water damage restoration in your Chicago property from a professional company such as SERVPRO. We can find the problem and get your building promptly restored so you can get back to business as usual.

Begin with your kitchen/break rooms and bathrooms. The water lines behind toilets should be checked, as well as under sinks for drips. Make a note of any watermarks you see in the cabinets under sinks. Fridges with ice makers, dishwashers, and coffee makers/drink dispensers all use water, so make sure to check the plumbing connections on them.

When we arrive, SERVPRO staff find where the water source is coming from first. We can then use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to find and measure the amount of water and humidity in various building materials. If the water severely damages any drywall or other building materials, we remove them and replace them with new material.

In most cases, we do what we can to work around your staff and customers so as not to cause a significant interruption or shut down your shop. We understand that closed doors for any length of time means lost profits for you as a business owner.

You should also keep an eye on walls and floors, as a leaky roof doesn’t just present itself as a dripping ceiling. Water might travel down walls and across flooring. Also check your foundation, as this is an area which can get overlooked, but water damage can come from below as well. Look at your foundation and any the basement if applicable.

Be sure to trust your senses as well. If you notice any moldy or musty smells, try turning off any noises fans or machines and listen for rushing or dripping noises.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City wants to help you restore your business in Gage Park, Marquette Park, or Scottsdale when there is any water damage issue. Please give us a call at (773) 337-3993 as soon as you find or suspect a problem so we can get everything back to normal as soon as possible.

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Call Us Right Away If Your Ford City Rental Property Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Us Right Away If Your Ford City Rental Property Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Our water damage experts are ready to help you 24/7 and make the situation “Like it never even happened.”

How SERVPRO Helps After Water Damage In Your Ford City Rental Property

Getting a call from your tenants that there is water damage in your rental property is an unpleasant situation. The key to mitigating damage to your house and helping your tenants is to get the water removed, and contents cleaned as quickly as possible. The longer water stands, the more contaminated it becomes and the more damage it does. After 48 hours, if the water is still in the home, it becomes a black water-level incident, and the number of possessions and home contents that can be saved through restorative efforts goes down due to contaminants and secondary damage.

When SERVPRO arrives to remediate water damage at your Ford City property, technicians split into teams to determine the scope of the water infiltration into flooring and soaked into drywall. While one team works on extracting water, another inspects the structure. Saturated drywall often cannot be restored, and our technicians use moisture probes to determine how far up into drywall moisture has seeped. If removal is necessary, we cut out drywall at least six inches to a foot from where moisture was last detected so complete drying happens within wall cavities.

After the standing water is removed, technicians set up air movers at angles to move moist air out of the area. Dehumidifiers lower the overall moisture and encourage faster and thorough drying. Then surfaces and non-porous items are wiped down by hand with professional-grade antifungal and antibacterial cleaners.

Our goal is to work quickly and disrupt your tenants' lives as little as possible during the remediation process. Drying water-saturated contents will often substantially reduce the noticeable odor in the home. If any lingering odors remain, we have equipment and methods to neutralize residual smells dependent on the level of treatment needed.

When you receive a call from a renter telling you there is water damage, SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993. Our water damage experts are ready to help you 24/7 and make the situation “Like it never even happened.”

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