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SERVPRO Offers a Premier Fire and Smoke Restoration Service in Chicago

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall and ceiling A coat of paint will only temporarily solve smoke and soot issues. For a job-done-right the first time, call SERVPRO.

Prompt Response and Experienced Technicians Make SERVPRO One of the Most Trusted Fire and Smoke Restoration Companies in Chicago

Fire and smoke damage can not only ruin the contents of your home but can cause significant structural damage to it as well. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for fire and smoke restoration of your Chicago home is the first step toward getting your home back in order after a fire incident.  

Experienced and skilled SERVPRO technicians use a unique and scientific approach during the fire and smoke restoration of your Chicago home. The primary goal of the restorers is to get rid of the smoke and soot residue from the various surfaces quickly before they can cause any long-term damage. Most cleaning methods that SERVPRO techs use involve:

  • Loosening the soil.
  • Suspending or dispersing them in a cleaning product.
  • Extracting the residues along with the cleaning product. 

How do Cleaning Products Remove Smoke and Soot Particles During Fire Damage Restoration of your Chicago Property?  

SERVPRO techs use the basic principle of 'like dissolves like' while selecting the cleaning product to remove smoke and soot residues from your fire-damaged Chicago home. Soils formed during the fire and smoke damage can be categorized as hydrophilic (easily dissolves in water) or hydrophobic (easily dissolves in oil-based solvents).

SERVPRO techs use detergent solutions in water to remove hydrophilic soot particles. However, it is much more challenging to remove oily particles. SERVPRO techs either emulsify the oily particles in detergent solutions or dissolve them using oil-based cleaning agents.

While water-based detergents have their advantages, heavier hydrophobic residues are more efficiently cleaned by solvents. SERVPRO techs use solvents recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993; we can assist you any time of the day.  

Disaster Recovery Teams at Your Service – Far and Wide

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

servpro crew group photo with vehicles For Chicago and Nationwide--TEAM ZUBICKI--Answers the call for emergency restoration services

SERVPRO of Marquette Park/West Lawn/Ford City Offers Local and Nationwide Response for Emergency Restoration of All Kinds

Professional flood restoration, water removal services, and reconstruction are just a few of the areas where we thrive at SERVPRO. Team Zubricki is your local Commercial Large Loss Division, but we also have the capacity to offer assistance across the United States to areas hit by sudden natural disasters. When called, we mobilize our Green Fleet of vehicles and formulate a plan of action that allows us to assist with significant flooding, storm damage, and hurricane events anywhere in the United States. All while ensuring we have enough personnel to address any restoration calls that come in here in the Chicago area.

No Job Too Big or Small

We are a locally owned restoration franchise with a plethora of national resources. We are part of the local community, and all of our Project Managers understand that time is of the essence. Our extensive training and attention to detail on any size project, big or small, gets you the results you deserve. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Leave it to Team Zubricki!

As a Commercial Large Loss Division, we warehouse all of the equipment and tools necessary to handle any natural disaster or significant restoration event that arises. Our Green Fleet of vehicles include:

• Industrial-grade equipment

• Towed large desiccant dehumidifiers

• RVs for lodging on-site

• Semi-trailers equipped with generators

• And more!

As a Disaster Recovery Team, we are part of an incredible national network placed strategically across the country. We have the workforce and extensive equipment to handle whatever mother nature throws our way. Whenever and wherever there is a need, our well-trained IICRC-certified crews get deployed to help. In the local area, we can respond within hours for all commercial and residential restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park/West Lawn/Ford City is ready and responds when you need assistance. Call (773) 337-3993 to get in touch with our team. We are the Official Licensed Downtown Chicago Operator!

Why is SERVPRO the First Choice of Chicago Residents When It Comes to Mold Remediation?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold colony growing on drywall; holes in drywall for drying It doesn't take long for mold to colonize and grow. Our techs are highly trained for complete mold remediation;

SERVPRO Offers a Safe and Reliable Mold Remediation Service to Chicago Residents

Mold can cause irreparable aesthetic as well as structural damage to your home if not addressed promptly. SERVPRO's mold remediation experts of Chicago can help you minimize this damage and get your home to the preloss condition in no time. 

SERVPRO techs adhere to the IICRC S520 guidelines during mold remediation of your Chicago home. Our goal is to get the mold damage under control as quickly and safely as possible. Once the technicians assess the extent of the mold contamination, they establish containment zones to prevent the airborne spores from spreading elsewhere in the building. Technicians use air exchangers coupled with filtration devices to dilute airborne fungal concentration in the containment area before the actual cleaning can begin.  

What are HEPA Vacuums that SERVPRO's Mold Specialists use in Your Chicago Home? 

HEPA vacuums can filter particles that are as small as 0.3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97%. SERVPRO techs only use well-constructed professional HEPA vacuums during mold remediation of your Chicago home.  

These vacuums ensure that the microscopic spores are retained and not circulated back into the atmosphere when the mold colonies are removed during the cleaning process. SERVPRO techs take special precautions and care while using these systems to ensure no leakage around filters or seals to minimize the risk of accidentally spreading the contamination. 

SERVPRO techs also use a sub-micron laser particle counter to check the filters' efficiency before using these HEPA vacuums during mold remediation. 

If you suspect mold contamination or need assistance in dealing with mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993. Our highly trained techs are available 24/7 to assist you. 

SERVPRO Saves Chicago Establishments Time and Money in Water Cleanup

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in office hallway; wet carpet Water damage to your establishment can cost you both in terms of downtime and repair expenses.

SERVPRO Offers Chicago Businesses a Fast and Dependable Water Cleanup Service

Water damage to your establishment can cost you both in terms of lost time and repair expenses. It would help if you had professionals like SERVPRO for the water cleanup of your Chicago business who have the training, equipment, and experience to handle the situation. 

The IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use a targeted approach backed by scientific principles for the water cleanup of your Chicago commercial space. Our restorers measure the thermodynamic properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point to evaluate the air conditions and determine whether these conditions are favorable for drying. The technicians then manipulate temperature and humidity levels to produce optimum drying conditions that do not result in secondary damages. 

What is Humidity Ratio and how SERVPRO Techs use it During Water Restoration of Your Chicago Property?

The humidity ratio is the actual amount of moisture in the air. It is usually expressed as the weight of moisture (in the number of grains) per pound of air. The aim of SERVPRO technicians during water restoration of your Chicago property is to produce air conditions resulting in a low humidity ratio causing evaporation of moisture from wet surfaces.

A low humidity ratio air has little moisture in it and consequently favors faster evaporation. The two ways by which SERVPRO techs can reduce the humidity ratio of the atmosphere are by:

  • Removing the excess moisture using dehumidifying equipment, and
  • Replacing the heavy, moisture-laden air with drier and lighter air using air movers

SERVPRO techs use these pieces of equipment to produce low humidity ratio conditions to speed up the drying process. Technicians measure, document, and monitor the humidity ratio to create an optimum drying environment.

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993; we are available round the clock to offer assistance.

Need Water Removal and Cleanup Fast in Downtown Chicago

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Regardless of the way your property was affected by water, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Call SERVPRO for Commercial Water Removal in Downtown Chicago

In Downtown Chicago, there are many office buildings and small businesses along with restaurants and retail stores. They all have kitchen facilities and bathrooms for their employees, and of course, restaurants have large kitchens to create mouth-watering meals for their patrons. Unfortunately, drains sometimes are plugged, or a sink overflows, and there is a flood of water in the immediate area which can migrate to other rooms and floors.

SERVPRO provides water removal and cleanup services in Downtown Chicago for commercial customers who need their businesses open. We appreciate how important it is to serve your customers and office employees to be able to be at work. When water spreads to other floors, it can impact other business tenants in office buildings. We can assist them as well and mitigate the damage in their office space.

Our highly trained team of experts can be onsite within four hours of your call. We have equipment on standby to deploy to remove water and begin drying operations. From truck-mounted pumps to weighted water removal vacuums and high-capacity air movers, we have the tools needed to return your business to normal operations as quickly as possible.

When water leaks to the floor below, it may accumulate in the ceiling tiles, going unnoticed until a ceiling tile caves in, delivering a flood of water on unsuspecting office workers. We can check for water accumulation and take action to avoid further damage in these situations.

Our commercial water removal services include:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage remediation and repairs
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Emergency water damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City for water removal in Downtown Chicago and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (773) 337-3993.

Need Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Chicago – Call SERVPRO

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

cabinets with fire damage If you need professional assistance with fire damage, Call in the experts at (773) 337-3993. We are always available to help you!

SERVPRO Offers Fire and Smoke Cleanup and Restoration in Chicago

The focus of many clients after a fire in Chicago is the damage caused by the fire. There may be contents and structures that were damaged by the flames contained to a small area. However, this damage is only a small part of the total damage. Fire retardants and water used by first responders to quell the fire can damage contents adjacent to the fire location. Smoke residues and odors can also be distributed to adjacent rooms or even throughout the entire structure by an HVAC system. No one wants to live with the aroma of smoke on their clothes and their furnishings.

SERVPRO provides fire and smoke cleanup to Chicago residents and businesses. Our highly trained restoration team can be onsite within four hours of your call. We assess the situation and determine how much damage there is from the fire, from water, fire retardants, the type of fire, and the amount of smoke odor in the home or business. The kind of fire determines the type of smoke residue. Hot fires produce fluffy residues, while slow-burning fires and kitchen fires often have an oily residue that adheres to everything.

SERVPRO fire, smoke, cleanup, and restoration services include:

  • Removal of at-risk contents to a safe area for their protection
  • Cataloging of removed contents
  • Demolition of damaged areas
  • Cleaning and odor removal from hard and soft services
  • Coordination with your insurance company
  • Fast response to avoid secondary damage from high humidity and mold infestations
  • Restoration of your home or business to its preloss condition

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City for fire and smoke cleanup in Chicago and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (773) 337-3993.

Need Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings in Chicago – Call SERVPRO

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

"Got Mold? Call SERVPRO" Mold is a serious issue that should be taken care of right away. Don't wait, call in the experts at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO is Your "Official Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator." For Mold Remediation

You may realize there is a mold problem in your Chicago commercial building when someone notices a musty odor in the air. Mold infestations can occur in your building where the right conditions come together – warmth, moisture, and a food source. A small water leak causing high humidity is usually the cause, and suddenly you have a mold infestation in one area of your structure which can spread to other sites. Mold can cause health effects for customers, employees, or suppliers exposed to mold spores.

SERVPRO provides commercial mold remediation in Chicago, and we are an "Official Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator." Our highly trained mold and water damage restoration specialists are available to contain the infestation and prevent mold spores from migrating to other areas of your commercial building. Many solutions are considered, including establishing negative pressure areas to prevent mold spores from contaminating additional commercial space while we remove contaminated items and clean your contents and structure.

Our SERVPRO team understands how important it is to avoid any restrictions to normal operations. In addition to establishing negative pressure rooms, and clean rooms, we also:

  • Identify the source of the moisture to curtail further humidity issues and future mold infestations.
  • Remove porous materials, which include fabrics, drywall, carpeting, and insulation.
  • Clean mold from non-porous materials such as glass, metal, plastics using HEPA vacuums or wiping with a detergent solution.
  • Semi-porous materials such as wood and concrete are cleaned using abrasive approaches.
  • Wood structures heavily infested with long-term exposure may need to be removed and replaced.
  • We clean all surfaces beginning from top to bottom, capturing mold spores as they settle downward.
  • Cleaning is completed in the direction of the negative airflow machines.
  • Everything is dried using air movers and dehumidifiers.

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City, your "Official Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator." for mold remediation in Chicago and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (773) 337-3993.

Our Storm Damage Experts Can Restore Your Home In Chicago

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Rain on a tin roof. SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford is ready and waiting for your call when a storm strikes, just call us today.

Cleaning Your Flood Damaged Home In Chicago

Substantial 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.

Water Damage Restoration 

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.

Call Our Experts After Fire Damage In Your Chicago Home

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage on the walls and ceiling of a hallway Fire damage issues can be a lot to take in. Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City as soon as a fire occurs.

Read This Before Covering Up Fire Damage In Chicago With New Paint

When a part of your home becomes discolored as a result of fire damage in Chicago, the first solution that may cross your mind could be to cover up the patch of discoloration with a fresh coat of paint. However, without the help of a professional damage restoration company like SERVPRO, you run the risk of causing permanent damage to the building through freshly applied paint. The process to eliminate any visual signs of damage is far more complex than one might assume, and without using specialized cleaning techniques before covering up the damage, these consequences could develop with time.

Long-Term Odors

One of the ways we help local Chicago residents deal with fire damage is through our smoke odor removal services. SERVPRO technicians use thermal fogging devices armed with special mixtures that target and eliminate smoke odors at their source. Without these heavy-duty tools, it can be almost impossible to mask smoke odors long-term. Repainting over a damaged area without first putting the area through odor removal treatments can lead to your home still smelling smoke years after the incident happened.

Coloration Problems

For a variety of reasons, freshly-applied paint may not match the colors in the room, even if the same base color from the same paint company is used. Dark brown and black colors may create a dark patch on a wall or, worse, compounds in the smoke and ash residues still present on the wall can cause chemical changes in the paint and alter its pigmentation. When necessary, we use special types of paint that not only match the other colors in the home but also can thoroughly cover up any charring on the wall.

Cleaning Troubles

Cleaning the wall on your own before applying fresh paint can bring trouble, too. Some types of fire residues can react in a harmful way when they come in contact with water and other household cleaning agents. SERVPRO technicians use a diverse array of specialized cleaning agents to scrub off residues without causing further damage to the structure of your home.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City can help you to clean up and recover from the effects of fire in your home without causing any further damage to the building. Call us 24/7 at (773) 337-3993.

Repairing and Restoring Storm-Damaged Chicago Homes

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

A woman and child holding yellow bowls catching water. SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City is here for your storm damage issues. Give us a call so we can help you today.

We work fast to clean and reconstruct damaged Chicago properties after a storm. 

With hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the Chicago area, many can be damaged and compromised by passing storm disasters. When floodwater penetrates a property, there is a finite amount of time before irreparable harm occurs to many exposed elements. Our SERVPRO team can help with fast repairs and mitigation solutions.

Debris Removal and Surface Cleaning

Storm damage cleanup for Chicago homes often starts with the residues and debris left behind after flood penetration. The presence of floodwater can overwhelm building materials like ceiling systems, causing a collapse under the weight. Muck-out cleaning can help mitigate loss for the household.

Water Removal and Drying Solutions

Standing water can be a substantial concern for area homes, namely when this pooling begins to absorb into porous materials. Eliminating surface water combines portable water removal tools with attachments for pulling trapped moisture from the flooring. We also have numerous deep extraction tools for severe water damage. Our mitigation services combine:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands
  • Submersible pumps

Reconstruction and Build-Back Services 

One of the benefits of choosing our SERVPRO team after storm damage is the general contractor license we have. Because high winds and torrential rainfall can be so devastating to a building’s envelope, there are many ways that our fast response and competent contractors can help, including:

  • Replacing windows
  • Roof repair
  • Siding replacement
  • Foundation repairs

The Windy City is no stranger to powerful storms that can damage homes and businesses. Repairing these properties after a loss begins with a careful inspection of the structure and a crafted restoration plan. Our SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City team can help with efficient repair and recovery services. Call us today at (773) 337-3993.