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Water Damage Can Be Dangerous! How SERVPRO Can Help!

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Water damage drying equipment in Country Club Hills, IL
 

Water extraction is an evolved science that encompasses a professional assessment of the water damage and the creation of a plan of action for recovery. The professionals in this industry are Certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) or Certified Mold Technicians (CMT). They utilize established equations and properties of materials, psychrometry (the study of gas-vapor mixtures), an understanding of mold and microbial activity, and water restoration equipment technology to determine the set of industry accepted mitigation protocols to use.

The use of equations, properties of materials, and psychometrics is needed because water behaves differently depending on its state (liquid, gas, or solid), temperature, the type of material it has penetrated (wood, dry wall, ceramic, concrete, cloth, etc.), and the environmental conditions (relative humidity & temperature). Once all of these parameters are known, calculations are made to determine the most efficient extraction rate possible without causing additional damage.

Mold and microbial growth is possible in the presence of water so it’s vital that the offending water be extracted as soon as possible. Although everyone has seen mold in the past, in many cases mold is not visible. Determining the presence of non-visible mold requires a Certified Mold Technician to take swab samples of the affected material and send the samples to a certified lab for analysis.

There is a wide range of water restoration equipment available to perform water extraction. Suffice to say that it is important to have the right equipment selected for the particular water restoration job at hand.

SERVPRO & Matteson-Homewood Community Team Up

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Woman and son together Marketing representative Angela Kuelper with future SERVPRO employee, her son Vincent.

This past weekend SERVPRO of Matteson- Homewood had the chance to take part in an event for area fire fighters and police!  Peotone Fire Department held their 7th annual Fire & Police Swap Meet at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone.  This swap meet has been a great success over the years attracting people from as far away as California!  We were very proud to be able to support such a great event and our local Police and Fire departments.  SERVPRO of Matteson- Homewood marketing representative Angela Kuelper was onsite to answer questions and get to know more about the community that we serve.  

“I meet people from St. Luis, Chicago, Pennsylvania and California while at the event.  It was so nice to see the turn out of both vendors and attendees.  The Peotone Fire Department did a great job putting on the event!  I was told by one person that the event just Kees growing ever year, a sure sign of success!” -Angela Kuelper

At SERVPRO of Matteson- Homewood we love to do these local events.  Community involvement is one of the biggest things that sets us apart from out competitors.  

To see where we will be next or other past events visit us and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SERVPROMatteson.  Also be sure to check back to the page for more news, tips, and events or call our friendly office staff at (708) 747-9925.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!  

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SERVPRO Fire Prevention Tools

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire Prevention End Home Fires
 

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood takes an active role in supporting our local Fire Departments.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is a proud supporter of our Fire Departments.

Whether it be a Fire Department's Blood drive, Open House, Golf Outing, a pancake breakfast, fish fry or benefit, SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is there.

Pictured in this blog we are donating a Palmer Doll House which we constructed to the local #Fire Department.

The Palmer Doll House is an effective tool for the training of firemen in both classroom and hands on.

For a Department to be effective as with any business knowledge and education are paramount.

Using the Palmer Doll House is a superb vehicle to show and demonstrate how ventilation of positive and negative degrees allows to see how backdraft and flashover occurs.

It also can be a tool to demonstrate tactics and results therefrom.

For more information please call our office at 708-747-9925.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Is Just ONE Call Away!

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fans on floor drying Water Damage To Your Business in County Club Hills
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."

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."