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When Water Strikes Your Commercial Building, SERVPRO Is Here For You

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Many guests are easily distracted while traveling. Many are excited about their trip and spend much time on the phone. A few have forgotten that the bathtub is filling while a guest recounts the day's events to one of their friends or perhaps talks to their family. Water can quickly spread onto the floor, and across the rest of the room. Water may leak into the ceilings of the rooms below.

SERVPRO provides commercial water removal services in Matteson and surrounding areas. We can remove wet and damaged materials and then dry the structure in preparation for restoration. We respond in less than 4 hours on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week basis. Our team and the equipment needed is ready to go at a moment's notice.

Commercial owners are interested in recovering as quickly as possible from events such as these. Often this means that wet carpeting and underpad are removed. Sheetrock may need to be removed or, at the very least flood cuts, to provide access to areas that water has penetrated. Wet insulation is removed, and furniture is packed up and moved to a storage area on the premises. Installing brand new carpets, new sheetrock on the walls along with repainting the room is often faster, while at the same time giving the room a facelift.

If water has passed through the floor into the ceiling of the rooms below, the ceiling must be removed. Before removing the ceiling, all furniture is packed up and removed. Carpeted floors can be protected as well if the floors are not wet.

SERVPRO aims to remove all potential sources of microbial growth that can be caused by warm damp conditions. Once the structure is dry, and humidity levels have returned to normal levels, contractors can begin reconstruction activities.

Call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Olympia Fields, Country Club Hills, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Don't Let Water Damage Damper Your Day

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage puts a damper in your day, call SERVPRO.  The water restoration experts at SERVPRO of Chicago Heights/Crete/Beecher are here for you.  From the beginning of the water damage process to the end our technicians will walk you through everything.

The first step of a water damage process is to call us.  Our friendly office staff will ask you a series of questions regarding the type of water damage and insurance information.  Once the water source has been stopped our crews will be happy to respond.  Typically water damage requires extraction of standing water, removal of wet carpet, and flood cutting.    Depending on the type of water damage you have encountered, determines how much of your home's building materials must be removed.  Heavily soiled water and human wastewater require a high level of precaution to prevent future odor and bacterial issues.  
For more information on the water damage process please call our offices today at 798-747-9925  

When fire strikes your business, SERVPRO is here for you

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Anyone who has run a restaurant long enough can appreciate how quickly and effortlessly fire flare-ups can occur in the kitchens of their Matteson establishments. While you train your entire staff on how to respond to these situations, even the best approach to extinguishment, smaller fires do not occur and get snuffed out without any consequence. Often, there are still issues like soot particulates and smoke residues to face, and with a running HVAC system at the time of the incident, these conditions can be more spread out than you might realize. 

Finding the right professionals to help you overcome these issues means finding a team qualified to address fire damage plus duct cleaning in Matteson commercial properties. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to overcome all of the potential damages that your business faces, and can work to keep your doors open despite what could be a widespread situation. The first step that our technicians must take when we arrive is a thorough inspection of the property to determine the full spread and extent of these effects and what must get done to remove them from the property. 

When an HVAC system was running when soot and smoke residue particulates entered the environment, the intake to the system likely pulled them into circulation. These particles can also reach into the vents and ducts through the registers and other openings when the system is not directly circulating air. Either way, this network connects the point of ignition to every other area of your restaurant, so you need cleaning to happen quickly. 

The SERVPRO technicians we send out to address situations that have damaged your HVAC system have accreditations from the National Duct Cleaning Association (NDCA) and have extensive experience and training in the use of the most modern equipment for this job. 

The damage to your air ducts is only one step to a full recovery of your restaurant after a small kitchen flare-up, but we can work to keep your doors open with effective containment and round-the-clock work to get the business restored. Give our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood professionals a call anytime at (708) 747-9925.

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One of the advantages of SERVPRO? No job too small or too big!

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

When large commercial buildings have an emergency it is considered a large loss.  Large Loss water or fire damages require a different level of experience and knowledge.  While many companies believe Large Loss is just the same as residential just on a big scale, we know otherwise.  Large Loss requires strict planning in order to assist the client to reopening the doors.

Large Loss requires large equipment and large crews.  When you call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood, our team will bring in the big team.  If power is an issue we will bring that as well.  We have the proven experience to serve our large Loss clients with ease.

FREE ERP

As an added service, SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood offers our commercial clients a free ERP (Emergency Ready Profile).  Our team does a wonderful job of viewing your building and planning for some of emergencies that may occur.  In mapping out the building and creating a plan, we can save time if and when an emergency happens.  If you would like more information on our FREE ERP contact our office today at 708-747-9925.

When Storms Hit Your Home or Business, SERVPRO Is Here For You

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

When you wake up to a storm event that has damaged your home or business, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. There are many bad things that can happen when a storm comes through, and SERVPRO can help with them all! If a tree lands on your roof? We can help with each and every step. If a storm knocks the power off in winter and you have a frozen pipe, we can help with that too! Water damage in your living room after roof damage? We can work with you and your insurance to get you back to "Like it never even happened." It's what we do! 

So give SERVPRO a call! We are faster to any storm disaster and are here to use our experience, expertise, and equipment to get you back to your preloss condition! 

Why Should I Have SERVPRO Restore My Carpets?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is at the top of the pack when it comes to restoring carpet that has been impacted by water loss within the home. Upon arrival and formulation of our restoration plan, we inspect your carpeting and select the best equipment and methods to achieve our goals. The process includes:

  • Inspecting carpeting using moisture probe technology – this allows us to determine how deep the moisture has embedded into the carpet and the pad below.
  • Detaching the carpet with the proper tools so our technicians can further inspect to see if the carpet has delaminated or mold has begun to colonize.
  • In cases where the water has not infiltrated the carpet pad or the subfloor below, we may use centrifugal air movers to float the carpet, thus allowing warm air to circulate beneath.
  • In cases where water moisture saturates the carpet fully, we will remove the padding below and dispose of it to be replaced after the drying of the zone is complete.

So if your carpet has been damaged by water, give the professionals at SERVPRO a call! We are faster to any disaster and will get things back to "Like it never even happened."

Why is Professional Restoration Better Than DIY?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

What many homeowners may not realize is that there does not have to be extensive water damage for it to add up to an immense loss. There could be hidden moisture left behind in wall cavities and other tight spots that make it difficult for DIY methods to get the job done. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians that have the choice between two distinct systems to ensure your home is back to appropriate humidity levels. These systems include:

  • Open Drying System – This works by using outside air to speed up the drying of the impacted area. Warmer months allow us to use an open system for active, time-efficient drying. This method helps to promote evaporation while using equipment like air-movers and box fans to exchange evaporated moisture with drier outside air. We can do this by opening up doors and windows in conjunction with a centrifugal motion to create fluid air movement.
  • Closed Drying System – This system works by using dehumidification equipment within a concentrated drying zone for air exchange. Such a method is excellent during times of the year when temperatures are lower, and access to the outdoors is limited. This works on the same principle, yet a closed system gives more control of the temperatures. Higher temps mean the air holds more moisture, and drying is faster. We also use desiccant dehumidifiers within the work zone for moisture removal and to thwart the potential for mold growth.

So when water, fire, or storm damages your home or business, give the professionals at SERVPRO a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Flooding Can Lead TO Devastating Results, But SERVPRO Is Here For You

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding can lead to devastating results. Although Homewood does not have the large water bodies that can cause dramatic flooding, it has chronic issues with stormwater drainage, which is a serious matter for locals. Floodwater can get into your home after a torrential downpour.

Flood damage in your Homewood property can leave you stressed and unsure of the right steps to take. It is essential to act fast after a flooding incident to prevent secondary damage from happening in your property. If floodwater remains in your home for too long, it can increase the risk of mold growth and make it more challenging to dry the building. The contaminated water can also cause undesirable health effects to the occupants.

You can rely on flood restoration specialists from SERVPRO to clean up, dry, and disinfect your home. We have a highly experienced and trained team of technicians who have access to advanced equipment to handle the flood damage in your residence. That means you do not have to deal with the inconvenience of organizing different services. We can manage the restoration project from the beginning to the end, minimizing disruptions, downtime, and costs.

Our response team is available to serve our customers 24/7. Immediately we receive an emergency call, our customer care team dispatches the response team to the affected property. We can get to your residence in the shortest time possible since we understand how stressful the situation can get. Our technicians can inspect the affected areas thoroughly to gauge the magnitude of the damage and choose the appropriate mitigation and restoration procedures.

The floodwater may have brought along all kinds of debris like rocks, tree branches, silt, sand, broken glass, and plastic bags, among others. We can remove the waste using rakes and shovels. Removing the debris also helps expose structural surfaces for further evaluation or inspection.

To speed up the drying process, we extract as much water as we can. Our team can use the right pump to remove the water. For instance, we can use full trash pumps to remove floodwater that has solids. As the pumps extract water, they pass the solids along.

When flood damage happens in your property, do not let it disrupt your usual way of life. Call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 for efficient and professional restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Ask The Experts: Humidity From Floodwater And Mold

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Humidity in the air and surfaces can cause mold growth. Our SERVPRO team can use devices like moisture meters and moisture sensors to track moisture in your home. We have state-of-the-art equipment that can remove moisture effectively. We can use centrifugal air movers to increase the rate of evaporation and dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of water vapor in the air.

The floodwater could be contaminated with sewage and decaying organic matter. Our technicians can use disinfectants to clean surfaces that the floodwater contacted. Our team can use antimicrobial products that destroy 99 percent of the organisms they contact on the surfaces applied.

If floodwaters attack your home or business, don't go it alone! Give the professionals at SERVPRO a call and let us come make things "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO? Experience With Water, Ice, & Other Things That Aren't Nice

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

A water loss in your Homewood residence can trace to many causes, including the natural forces that create picturesque icicles on your snow-covered roofline. Water intrusion into your attic or upper levels during the winter months is common if your property is prone to ice dams. Our highly-trained and experienced crews know what to look for when water seeps down into your home, why we can not only respond to the loss but also limit recurrence.

Ice Dams Lead to Interior Water Emergencies

The beauty of a winter snowfall can hide significant water damage in your Homewood dwelling. If the gutters on your roofline are clogged with autumn’s leaves and twigs, water can collect. A freeze and thaw cycle begins, especially if warm interior air leaks out because of inadequate insulation or failed and missing joint sealing. Snow and ice liquefy, seeping under shingles, flashings, and along the seams between the interior space and the growing dams. Because the damage starts small and is often in an inaccessible area, you might not notice it until water saturates drywall and insulation and starts its journey to other spaces. Our familiarity with water movement within a structure is why we can resolve all aspects of the damage.

Water can flow far from a roof ice dam, which is why SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood uses cutting edge moisture detection tools when scoping your water damage project. Call us at (708) 747-9925 when water losses turn up in unexpected places during the cold of winter. 

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