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Trust SERVPRO Cleaned For Water Damage Extraction & Drying

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

 

 Water damage can happen at any time. When your Matteson-Homewood residential or commercial property is affected, the most crucial step to take is to extract any standing water and dry moisture remnants quickly.

One category of equipment that plays a crucial role during properties is lift-equipment. Pumps and water extractors fall under this category. When used properly, they can help remove significant amounts of water from your property within a short period of time.  Equipment that extracts water from your property is the lift capacity and CFM, Cubic Feet per Minute, rating. Apart from that, the kind of wand attached to the extractor also matters. You should choose carpet wands for carpeted surfaces, and squeegee wands for wood and other hard surfaces. Our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood certified and trained technicians have access to a wide range of equipment and accessories to tackle all situations.

Drying helps remove the final moisture remnants in affected areas. Drying relies on evaporation which incidentally removes moisture from materials but leaves it in the air. Condensation can reverse this process. Combining equipment that improves evaporation and those that extracts moisture from the air, such as dehumidifiers, guarantees a good outcome. Our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood technicians have access to a wide range of extraction equipment that ensures balanced drying, including:

    •    LGR Dehumidifiers
    •    Desiccant Dehumidifiers
    •    Box Fan Extractors
    •    Centrifugal Air Movers

Preventing Water Damage Not Preventable - Call SERVPRO First!

6/6/2022 (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

You Can Count On SERVPRO To Remove Commercial Water!

6/5/2022 (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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Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Business

5/31/2022 (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."

Don't Try And Tackle Water Damage Alone - Call SERVPRO!

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

 Contending with a Wet Basement in Your Homewood Residence

Basements and cellars are common construction staples for Homewood properties, and with their proximity to the moist ground and with potential vulnerabilities at the surface level for the foundation, water loss incidents can often originate and persist here. We strive to offer properties a comprehensive approach to loss recovery, showcasing the full measure of our advanced equipment and expertise with mitigation solutions when time is of the essence.

With so many Homewood property owners that use their basement for storage and safekeeping of treasures and belongings, water damage can become a costly and destructive situation. Our SERVPRO professionals have a rapid response to these emergencies, helping to get effective mitigation work started for your property quickly. These practices can not only protect the affected materials but also those stored items that you have in your basement as well.

Our Contents Department can walk through the property with our estimator to determine which possessions in this lower level of your home requires removal and protection. Even without substantial loss incidents that leave standing water on the floor of this basement area, excessive moisture can still prove equally destructive to specific items. Mitigation involves preventing this moisture and dampness from spreading further through the main floor of your house and causing even more structural damage than you already have to face.

The SERVPRO team members that get dispatched to your address can quickly work to remedy excessive moisture and saturation with air movers and dehumidifiers. For excessive moisture situations, our professionals often choose the Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers as they can cover a large area of your property and can quickly reduce moisture content below acceptable parameters to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from occurring.

We can appreciate how quickly basement moisture can become a destructive situation for your stored belongings or when other damages result such as microbial growth. You can depend on the fast response and equipment of our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood specialists to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (708) 747-9925.

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Contending with Water-Damaged Drywall in Matteson Homes

5/1/2022 (Permalink)

 

Saturation can be a damaging situation for many of the exposed materials in your Matteson home during a water loss incident. Drywall is a common selection for the property, and with its sheetrock composition, can prove very susceptible to even modest exposure to standing water, pooling, or spreading moisture effects. Depending on how long these materials maintain this damaging condition, it can be challenging for even our professional restoration technicians to prevent demolition and reconstruction.

While there are multiple layers of water damage in your Matteson home to contend with after a water loss incident sweeps through the floors of your home, drywall can quickly wick this standing water and wall cavity moisture. Beginning at the base of the installed sheets, moisture can move slowly up the surface, penetrating the full depth of the sheetrock. Our SERVPRO professionals must assess the severity of this saturation when we arrive and begin a thorough inspection of the affected areas of the property.

Much of the worst damage that can occur in your house from a water loss incident happens within the first 72 hours. During this time, water effects continue to spread unabated through the property without the appropriate containment protocols beginning or effective drying and extraction efforts getting underway. Identifying the severity of these conditions is the most important step for our arriving professionals, and we use sophisticated moisture readers, infrared imagery, and hygrometers to deduce the dampness and saturation of affected materials and areas.

These tools can identify the line of saturation that exists with the continued wicking of moisture from the ground into the drywall material. With bloating and distortion beginning in as little as a day, our SERVPRO team often must remove all of the exposed areas of drywall using a flood cut approach. This controlled demolition technique only removes the water damaged portions of sheetrock to make reinstallation faster and more cost-effective.

Drywall is a common staple to the construction of homes throughout our area, but these materials are also among the most susceptible to water damages. Let our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood protect your property and its materials with our fast response and expertise. Give us a call anytime you need us at (708) 747-9925.

SERVPRO Can Clean And Disinfect Your Building After Water Damage

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

When Can I Reopen After Commercial Flood Damage In Matteson

This question is often one of the first questions many commercial owners ask themselves after a flood. The owners know that every day the business is closed, it means lost revenue and potentially lost customers. Floods can cause a lot of damage, but delays in cleanup and repairs can be equally costly.

SERVPRO understands this dilemma faced by owners who experience commercial flood damage in Matteson. We strive to clean and decontaminate everything as fast as possible. It is also imperative to complete drying and ensure humidity has returned to normal levels to avoid future problems with mold and mildew.

Decontamination and Cleanup
Floods pick up many contaminants that can be harmful to your employees and customers. These contaminants can include chemicals as well as biological microbes that can cause health effects to anyone coming in contact. SERVPRO evaluates the situation and implements safety controls for the collection and disposal of all contaminated materials in your commercial building. We can clean and disinfect your building to make it safe to finalize repairs and return your commercial space to full operation.

Moisture Removal Avoids Future Issues
There is usually a high humidity level inside buildings after a flood event. Moisture migrates to anything dry and gradually increases the humidity level of wood and other porous materials. SERVPRO uses moisture meters to check the moisture content. We continue applying drying processes until all materials have been returned to standard moisture content levels.

Mold and mildew can infest a commercial building if humidity levels do not return to normal levels. Not only can mold destroy structure elements, creating an unsightly mess, it can also cause health effects for many people. Your employees and customers could be affected.

SERVPRO can evaluate the flood damage to your commercial building, explain all of the steps required to return your structure to pre-flood conditions, and provide an estimate of how much time may be needed before you can resume operations.

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

No Job Too Small or Too Big For SERVPRO!

4/21/2022 (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.

Don’t Fear Your Flood Damage, Let SERVPRO Restore!

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

 

Flood damage in nothing to play with, let us help you recover your Homewood property.

As much as some Homewood property owners might believe that flood recovery is a straightforward process, there are many pitfalls and unexpected hazards that can exist for the DIY restorer. In many situations, people have leaned on the experience and extensive training of our SERVPRO water restoration team to help manage these emergencies. We have an understanding of these risks and know the appropriate approaches to keep our team, the structure, and any other occupants safe.

Even a process like extraction could have unforeseen risks, making flood damage in Homewood residences more challenging or unsafe for inexperienced individuals to complete. Damage assessment is a vital element to the scoping of projects, as this ensures that the right personnel and equipment are on-site to maximize efficiency and safety. Understanding these potential risks helps us to navigate flood losses, and even contamination concerns, in a way that can best protect your property and its contents.

Extraction in Basements or Crawl Spaces 

Removing several feet of standing water can come with unexpected hazards in the basement or crawlspace of an area residence. Natural flooding can heavily saturate soil against the foundation of your house, which can lead to a collapse or bowing of a wall because of immense hydrostatic pressures. Our technicians monitor this progress throughout the extraction process by stopping at regular intervals for the water to settle.

Lingering Moisture 

Extraction is never the final step of recovery after a flood incident. Drying involves many different machines and devices, most of which are unavailable to the DIY restorer. Without a working knowledge of moisture pockets and the migration of floodwater, you could miss drying out damp areas thoroughly, which can promote microbial threats. Our SERVPRO team utilizes thermography and surface moisture meters to document dampness that must get addressed.

Flooding can significantly damage a home if it is not dealt with quickly. As tempting as it might be to clean and dry out these effects on your own, there are many instances where this can become a costly mistake. Let our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood team help however you need by calling (708) 747-9925.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Obvious Choice To Restore Flossmoor Fire Damage

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

You get only one chance to make sure your Flossmoor dwelling recovers from the harm a household fire can do. The toxic and corrosive residues created as flames consume building materials, grease, food, or other fuel in your home rapidly discolor, warp, and tarnish structural components and contents. Water and chemical extinguishers used to knock down the fire must be abated as well. Our employees hold multiple certifications from the IICRC, proving why engaging our services is a wise choice. 

The beautiful and exclusive neighborhoods in Flossmoor make reliable fire damage restoration essential to both our community at large and to the families who live here. Our well-qualified technicians, supported by our investment in cutting-edge fire remediation products, tools, and equipment, are why relying on our expertise and resources pay dividends at a time when you as a homeowner are seeking the most effective solution to a tough problem.

When our service vehicles arrive their comprehensive stocking of equipment and supplies needed make it clear why SERVPRO needs to be your first call after the firefighters depart. The airborne toxins released during the fire begin to damage wood, drywall, fabrics, and plastics immediately. Metals tarnish, and glass etches quickly. Since we arrive ready to begin cleaning and restoring your home and its contents we can halt these destructive processes fast.