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Water damage to your business in Homewood-Floosmoor

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage presents double trouble to you as an owner and employer. Not only do you need to recover your premises, equipment, and inventory from the effects of leaks or flooding, you also have employees and customers who rely on you to keep your business running even while restoration efforts are in process. SERVPRO works closely with our commercial clients to avoid closure or a shut down even after a significant water crisis to your warehouse or other storage facility affects your business. We highly encourage business owners to consult with us before any warehouse water disaster. By developing an Emergency READY Profile, you can pinpoint all critical information about your operation into a plan. Once finished with that plan, the information can be shared with, and will be easily accessible to our local water damage restoration experts.

Preventing commercial water damage in your workplace may not be possible. For instance, if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse, some damage might be unpreventable, but that is where SERVPRO will help! A systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of inevitable leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gathered to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work.If your warehouse has water damage of any type, call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925

Water Damage - Country Club Hills - Frozen Pipe

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage - Country Club Hills - Frozen Pipe This home's lower floor plan was flooded by a frozen and busted water pipe.

Water damages can be caused by many different sources. Frozen pipes are a huge culprit during the winter months. This home sustained a water damage after the homeowner was away for a few days, the pip burst, and flooded the entire lower level.

It doesn't take long for a busted pipe to affect the surrounding area. Continued pressure from the plumbing system, no impermeable barriers to contain the water, and no one to shut off the water at the source after the break took place. 

If a restoration company is able to respond quickly there is a chance that the drywall and many of the contents can be saved. But the longer the water sits, the more secondary damage will take place and even the most experienced and well trained crews will be unable to save contents and building materials.  

Don't just trust your home or business to anyone, call the company that the Insurance industry has been trusting since 1967. Call SERVPRO


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ACTHA Homeowner Association / Condominium Association / Townhome Association Seminar at Georgio's in Orland Park, Il.

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services ACTHA Homeowner Association / Condominium Association / Townhome Association Seminar at Georgio's in Orland Park, Il. ACTHA Seminar at Georgio's in Orland Park, IL.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood - Bill Wilczynski and Valerie Graniczny attended ACTHA Seminar at Georgios in Orland Park last night.  Guest speakers discussed Legal and Insurance problems and solutions to Homeowner Associations, Condominium Associations and Townhome associations board members and guests.  

These groups all have the same problems as business and homeowners do.  Their properties suffer from fire and smoke damage, sewer backup, water damages, require board up services, and occasionally require Bio cleanup services.  SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood has been assisting property managers with these issues to help protect, restore and make their properties "Like it Never even Happened".  

If your condominium, townhome, homeowner association is in need of a quality restoration and mitigation vendor ... CALL THE BEST!

CALL SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood!


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SSACOP - 47th Annual Golf Outing - Historic Silver Lake Golf Club

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Community SSACOP - 47th Annual Golf Outing - Historic Silver Lake Golf Club SSACOP 47th Annual Golf Outing 2018

SERVPRO attended the 47th Annual SSACOP Golf Outing at Silver Lake Golf Club in Orland Park, Illinois. Pictured with Chiefs is Bill Wilczynski of SERVPRO.


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Board Up - Park Forest - Fire Damage

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Board Up - Park Forest - Fire Damage Board up of a Property in Park Forest, IL

Fires are one of the most devastating forces in nature, so when one of them happens to your home or commercial business, they are a life changer.

That is why its important to prepare for such events ahead of time so you can at least put yourself or your business in the best position to recover and recover quickly. That is where the Restoration Experts at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood can help. Whether is preparing your business ahead of time with one of our Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) or having us programmed ahead of time in your smart phone. This simple preparation cannot be overstated.

Acting quickly after a fire strikes can mean the difference in thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in secondary damage, that can happen after the fire is already out.

Securing your property with a Board Up is only the first step in this process. Proper Mitigation and Restoration, from highly trained crews to leading edge cleaning technology, SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood has you covered.

SERVPRO has been helping families and businesses recover when disaster strikes, for almost 60 years and has been the #1 Restoration Company in the Nation for the last 16 years. Trust the fire professionals that the insurance professional trust.... trust SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood


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Water damage to your business in Country Club Hills

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Restores A Commercial Water Damaged Building Quickly

Any business, home, office, warehouse, or any other type of building structure, can be damaged by water. While we need this resource, it is when it is uncontained and in the wrong area that damage becomes highly likely. When it happens in your business, you need to act quickly to eliminate the water at its source, if at all possible, and begin removing it. After this is completed and there is no more water being deposited, cleaning up of your equipment, inventories, and interiors can begin. 

Water Damage in Commercial Sites 
Any location can have emergencies of many different kinds and types, as well as in different and varying degrees of severity, and commercial water damage in Matteson is one of them. Our technicians at SERVPRO can help rectify any problems from broken water lines to bio-hazard clean-up of flood waters. We understand the dangers of the different classes of water, and how clean water can become easily and quickly contaminated, changing contamination categories and hazardous level, in the interior of your business. This knowledge, along with additional training and certifications, can help in avoiding further problems during and after the cleaning up and repairing processes. 

Other situations caused by water present in a commercial setting can be a loss of functionality of equipment, destruction of electronic devices, and interior furnishings, business supplies, and loss of revenue among others. Our technicians are not only experienced and skilled in large and small site clean-ups and water damage restoration, but also in the latest IICRC procedures. This ensures that the work done on your site will get your business back to normal operations quickly. We understand that you, your employees, and your customers and clients all depend on the building and its interior contents to be in habitable condition again quickly. 

Call us at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 to get the fastest response available. We can take your call anytime, day or night, every day of the year. We will work on your commercial property until it's “Like it never even happened."

Certified Cleaning of Fire Fighter Turn Out Gear - MABAS

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Certified Cleaning of Fire Fighter  Turn Out Gear - MABAS Certified Turn Out Gear Cleaning

Cleaning things may seem like it would be a low-tech task, but the reality is that cleaning items after a disaster are very high-tech. The Esporta Wash System is an excellent tool for getting materials clean and free of contamination, including items that look too far beyond hope. If you've had fire damage or flooding in your home or business, you might be very interested to find out what this new system can do for you.

Fire damage resulting in soot or water damage causing potentially hazardous pathogens on fabric calls for a sanitizing and powerful cleaning at your Homewood Flossmoor home. The contamination level found on any particular item can be extremely high. Contamination is measured in RLU's or Relative Light Units. High numbers may seem benign because it's 'light' but what is reflecting the light back to the measuring device is what we are concerned with – the higher the number of contaminants on an item, the more light will be reflected back into the device. When items are removed from the Esporta, they don't just look clean, they are clean, deodorized, and sanitized, as well. The much lower number of RLU's will indicate how clean an item is after being removed. 

The Esporta Wash System is designed to eliminate the soot from fires and the bacterial deposits from floods and other disasters, such as storm damage, from a variety of items. These can include children's toys, leather items such as shoes, purses, belts, boots, and headgear, clothing, draperies, among others. It's design and means of functioning is extremely effective, but it is still gentle enough to be used on stuffed toys and clothing.

The effectiveness of the Esporta is substantial enough to handle even firefighters' Turnout Gear, leaving them looking like new again. The SERVPRO Esporta Wash System saves many municipalities from constantly purchasing firefighter Turnout Gear. When it comes to businesses in the retail clothing industry, when your inventory has suffered smoke damage or has become moldy, the Esporta might be exactly what you need to save your business financially. Large amounts can be cleaned at one time, saving you time, and money, simultaneously. 

Families who have been through a traumatic incident can often find that what might have otherwise needed to be thrown away such as their children's playthings, can be restored and in a condition clean and safe enough to be handled by their children again. This can greatly decrease stress experienced by children when a traumatic situation has happened. 

To find out more about the Esporta Wash System and what it can do for you in your particular situation, call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708)747-9925. We can answer any questions you may have and also schedule an appointment during which we can begin to restore your items to a pre-damaged state "Like it never even happened."

Broken Pipe - Frankfort - Vacation Water Damage

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken Pipe - Frankfort - Vacation Water Damage A broken pipe on the 2nd floor caused this massive water damage in the kitchen.

The amount of untold damage that a broken pipe can do is breath taking and that can be if you are there when it happens. How much initial damage and secondary damage will occur if you aren't there? What will happen and how long will it go on if you are gone on a summer Vacation or out of town over the weekend?

Turning your water off before you leave for vacation or the weekend can seem like such a small and unlikely preparation and yet that act alone can be the difference between avoiding disaster entirely or thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business.

Unfortunately very few business and home owners actually take the time to learn where their emergency shut offs are, and only when the barbarians are at the gate does it become a necessity. 

Take the time to educate yourself where these shut offs are and don't forget to shut the water off before you leave for prolonged periods of time. Should disaster strike, call The Professionals... Call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood. 


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From Thornton to Frankfort, Matteson to SouthHolland, Richton Park to Oak Forest.... we have you covered!!!!! Call today to find out all of our service ares.


Esporta iS4000 Wash System - Restore...Don't Replace

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Esporta iS4000 Wash System - Restore...Don't Replace Esporta Wash System iS4000 - The latest in cutting edge cleaning technology

When it comes to cleaning your soft contents after a FIRE, SEWER, or MOLD Damage, why would you let just any restoration company handle your family's belongings? Your family deserves the best, that's why you want SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood!

With the latest in cutting edge technology in the RESTORATION industry, we are ready and able to handle the very worst. The iS4000 Wash System is able to restore over 90% of the soft contents in a house, and over 85% of the soft contents that were previously considered nonrestorable. 

We can restore items that were damaged and contaminated in the following categories:

  • Category 1,2 and 3 Water Damages
  • Heavy Smoke and Soot
  • Mold
  • Bio Waste Contaminated goods

Third party testing has verified the ESPORTA Wash System restores items to FOOD GRADE CLEAN, removing 99% of contaminants.

Leather goods (Shoes, Purses, Jackets), Laundry of all kinds (Wash and fold or press and hang), Household goods (Sleeping bags, pillows, comforters, stuffed animals), Sporting equipment (Helmets, shoulder pad, hockey gear) are just a few of the items it can handle.

So whether your family is recovering from a fire damage or your High School Athletic Department is looking to clean its equipment, we have you covered. Call and ask us today how we can help you.           


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New Lenox to Lansing, Calumet City to Flossmoor, Harvey to Matteson, we have you covered! Ask us about all of our service areas.

Water Damage in County Club Hills

7/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in County Club Hills Don't let this put a stop to you life or business.

A water damage in your home or commercial business can set you back for months both financially and personally, if you either aren't prepared or don't have a plan ready before disaster strikes. 

Do you know what to do when your sump pump fails, sewer backs up, or sprinkler line breaks? The value of having a trained and certified restoration company to mitigate your disaster can not be overstated. 

Proper mitigation of a water damage could mean the difference in savings thousands of dollars in insurance claims and potentially even more in business interruption and down time. Call who the professionals call, call SERVPRO. #PlanetSERVPRO 

708-747-9925   #PlanetSERVPRO

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