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SERVPRO In The Community

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO In The Community 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 Gounds 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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Why You Need Our Team After A Matteson Home Fire

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Our Team After A Matteson Home Fire We are here for your fire damage restoration services 24/7. We have the experience and the equipment for any job big or small.

Why Insurance Recommends Fire Restoration for Matteson Homes

Whenever you get posed with a disaster like a fire in your Matteson home, you might consider several different options in getting the damage restored. For many homeowners, this is a decision that gets made by their insurance company footing the bill to return the property to its original condition. Once your insurance provider has approved a damage claim, they want to ensure that your home is in the most competent hands so that there are no delays or concerns about restoring the property fully.

You might wonder why your insurance company wants professional technicians to clean up and restore the fire damage in your Matteson residence. Our SERVPRO professionals have often worked closely with many of the major and local insurance providers throughout the region to bring our mutual customers the quality result that they have come to expect. It is this commitment to exceeding your expectations with our restoration work that makes us a respected consideration for insurance companies serving our area.

One of the reasons why DIY restoration and cleanup is a poor decision for homeowners to make is that many do not realize the full extent of what a home needs to return it to preloss condition. Our team can assess the full extent of the damage and what your property needs. We have the industry-leading equipment and expertise to handle any facet of fire restoration in your home.

Another reason why your insurance company wants the job done professionally is the experience that our technicians bring to your home. We can get the job done quickly and thoroughly, ensuring that every potential concern following the fire has gotten cleaned, deodorized, reconstructed, or restored. We have the means to restore your home at a much faster rate than you could do on your own.

Fire damage is nothing that a homeowner should attempt to resolve on their own, and their insurance provider is often going to push for professional restoration as well. Our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood technicians have the experience and equipment to make fire damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (708) 747-9925.

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Don't Panic When Your Flossmoor Attic Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Call Our Experts!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Panic When Your Flossmoor Attic Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Call Our Experts! If flood damage threatens your home, contact SERVPRO at (708) 747-9925 for an immediate response to your water damage situation.

Flood Damage Cleanup In Flossmoor Attic Presents Unique Problem

When water enters an attic, the flood damage from a storm presents several issues. The longer the water remains, the more potential for loss, so expedited removal of all water and moisture is crucial. There is often not enough room to bring in multiple pumps to remove the water, set up air movers and use a dehumidifier, so our technicians have to get creative to pump the water and dry the affected area.

An attic in Flossmoor with flood damage has the potential to cause loss through ceiling and wall damage, mold and other secondary issues caused by the entrance of water. The necessary roof repairs should be completed as quickly as possible to eliminate further water intrusion. When space is an issue, we have special long hose attachments on truck-mounted pumps or small portable units to remove standing water. Wet fiberglass can be saved if remediation begins quick enough; your certified SERVPRO technicians have the training to determine if it can be dried or needs replacement. Soggy drywall or areas that are causing ceilings to sag are removed for safety and allowing for complete drying of the restorable regions affected by the water.

Our technicians often set up plastic vapor barriers in the attic during the drying process. This action focuses the air movement on the wet areas and limits the spread of any dust or particles to other areas of the home. We can also utilize a flex hose as a duct to move air from dehumidifiers to the attic to further eliminate moisture when there is not sufficient room to bring in a machine.

Once dry, SERVPRO technicians who are certified in odor control get to work to eliminate any foul odors left by the water. They have several resources and choose the best fit for each situation to leave the attic space clean, healthy and offensive odors neutralized.

If flood damage threatens your home, contact SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 for an immediate response to your water damage situation. Because your health and safety are essential, our emergency services are available 24/7.

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Our Fire Damage Professionals Will Restore Your Home In Flossmoor To Pre-Damage Condition

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Fire Damage Professionals Will Restore Your Home In Flossmoor To Pre-Damage Condition We invite you to experience the difference our skilled and dedicated team provides by calling (708) 747-9925.

Why SERVPRO Is The Obvious Choice To Restore Flossmoor Fire Damage

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.

Fire damage scenarios put every item and fixture in your home at risk of ruin or permanent damage. Packing up these articles and moving them to our production facility is often recommended. The specialized cleaning and deodorizing skills our production technicians possess are why SERVPRO can say with confidence that we can make even severe fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Pack-outs are a secure option, and our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) creates a detailed inventory using lists, digital pictures, and barcoding. We can document the condition and restoration achieved of your treasures, providing substantial evidence for insurance claims.

Reliable fire damage restoration is one of the core reasons why SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood exists. We invite you to experience the difference our skilled and dedicated team provides by calling (708) 747-9925.

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SERVPRO Offers Flossmoor Properties Unique Fire Cleanup Solutions

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Offers Flossmoor Properties Unique Fire Cleanup Solutions A Flossmoor Brick Warehouse or Firehouse Gets Special Fire Damage Cleanup from SERVPRO

Restoring Brickwork on Fire-Damaged Flossmoor Warehouses

Your Flossmoor warehouse has stood for decades in spite of severe weather systems and other natural disasters that have affected the surrounding area. Part of this longevity can get attributed to the craftsmanship of the bricklayers and masons responsible for the brickwork that makes up both the interior and exterior walls of the facility. When fire damages the inside of your business, there are few better materials than a brick to withstand potential structural damages, though they are not entirely impervious to the effects of the blaze.

Even with a resistant material like brickwork, fire damages to your Flossmoor warehouse cannot get avoided entirely. While your primary concern after a fire in your facility is the stock and materials within the building to get to a safe location before they get ruined by the lingering effects of the blaze, both this mitigation work and the restoration of the interior and exterior brickwork requires trained professionals like our SERVPRO technicians.

With a higher threshold to extreme temperatures, bricks can often stay in place and uncompromised by even a widespread structure fire. Provided that the mortar joints did not suffer damages throughout the incident, often brickwork needs focused cleaning on removing smoke and soot residues from the surface.

Our SERVPRO team has equipment designed to effectively break up sediment and staining on the surface of brickwork and other materials to allow our high-powered vacuums and conventional cleaning methods to work. Exterior brick cleaning can often require the application of high strength solvents like muriatic acid, which can not only remove soot and smoke damage but renew the look of the bricks themselves.

The contents department of our team can help to protect your stock and stored goods within the warehouse by moving them to our facility nearby. There they can get attentive cleaning, deodorization, and disinfection to prepare for their return once restoration work in the warehouse completes.

As conventional as brick construction might be for commercial properties throughout the area, these units still require professional attention when faced with a fire. Let our SERVPRO of Matteson – Homewood rapid response team help to make this disaster “Like it never even happened” by calling (708) 747-9925.

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The Most Important Elements of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Matteson

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Most Important Elements of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Matteson Don't let a water damage incident and closed offices be the reason that your patients find a new dentist. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Effective Cleanup for Water Damage to Your Matteson Dental Clinic

As a dental facility, you see many Matteson residents every day. With the office staying as busy as it does, you do not have the time for something like a water loss incident to slow you down or keep you from the patients that require your services. If you can reach out to professional restoration technicians like ours quickly, you might not have to close your doors at all because of the incident.

While you cannot predict when plumbing fixtures or other water utensils used at your practice might decide to malfunction, you can choose professional water cleanup for your Matteson dental clinic. Fortunately, most of your facility likely has tilework and linoleum flooring which are much slower at absorbing water and moisture than other flooring materials used in modern construction. Our SERVPRO team can work quickly to assess the full scope of the damage and work to provide a fast and efficient cleanup and drying to prevent further concerns.

While you might attribute water cleanup to the use of a mop and bucket and other drying tools, that is only part of the process that you can expect from even minor water incident restoration in your facility. Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in water damage recovery, and we arrive with industry-leading drying equipment that can ensure that all of the moisture gets removed to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from occurring.

Best of all, our team works around your schedule to provide you with the quality results that you expect. We can bring in our team of professionals after your normal operating hours to take care of minor water loss incidents to ensure that the area is thoroughly dried, cleaned, and ready for your patients and staff.

You cannot predict when your business might become affected by a water loss incident, but you can depend on the fast response and quality result of our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood water restoration technicians. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (708) 747-9925.

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Frozen Pipe in Homewood

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipe in Homewood Frozen Pipes

The extreme temperatures can cause frozen pipes.  When water freezes inside of pipes it expands and the pipe breaks causing damage that can be catastrophic to a home or business owner. Let SERVPRO of Matteson/ Homewood help you get it back to "Like it never even happened."

From residential to commercial, we are Ready To Any Size Disaster!  We can help you through the process of water damage from start to finish in a number of ways including:

Emergency 24/7/365 mitigation services,

Minimize additional property damages,

Use specialized test equipment to determine hidden water,

Review restoration vs. replacement,

Office staff that is highly trained in working with your insurance company,

Construction division to help rebuild what where to have to tear out,  

Use advanced drying techniques to monitor and ensure your property is properly dried!

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Matteson Property Owners, Frozen Water Pipes, and SERVPRO to the Rescue!

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Matteson Property Owners, Frozen Water Pipes, and SERVPRO to the Rescue! Matteson Frozen Pipe Woes Got You? SERVPRO Can Help

Burst Pipes During Extended Cold Snap Require Water Removal In Matteson

Desperately cold weather in Matteson can result in frozen and broken pipes. The water then floods into your home at a most inconvenient time. A homeowner at this point needs a reliable water remediation company committed to responding 24 days a day, year-round to emergencies. Our highly-qualified team of trained technicians has the experience and the equipment to resolve the problem.

Winter weather patterns can be extreme, and when sustained below zero temperatures rupture plumbing lines in Matteson professional water removal is a necessity. Handling water losses even under the most challenging of situations is one of the cornerstones of our business. Once our crew arrives ready to turn off the water if necessary and to get directly on the job to remediate the damaged area to preloss condition eventually, and whenever possible.

Our SERVPRO team is made up of highly-qualified II certified individuals who work together not only to remove water and dry out saturated structural components but also take all steps necessary to restore your home to preloss condition. An assessment by an experienced crew chief or project manager after a frozen pipe event leads to a thorough project plan. Fully stocked service vehicles and crew stand ready to start the job immediately.

We begin water removal using pumps and extractors, using the generators we bring if the power is off. If the water damaged area holds furnishings or stored items we often pack them out to our production facility using the SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) for evaluation and specialized cleaning and drying. Removing the contents permits our crew to concentrate efforts in your home to evacuate the standing water and begin the structural drying.

Performing moisture measurement is a skill SERVPRO technicians learn during in-house training. This process helps identify wet areas needing special attention or even partial demolition. Drying goals are established so that after the job, you know your home is back to where you want it, "Like it never even happened." We take careful readings and also use thermal scanning to discover any hidden caches of water. None of the water that flooded after the pipes froze can remain, or progressive structural damage and the risk of mold damage might become a reality.

Once we are sure the standing water is removed entirely, the crew creates a drying perimeter with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Drying goals are set with the moisture readings as data, and SERVPRO employees adjust the equipment throughout the process to achieve the goals. We carefully monitor the drying levels.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is a highly regarded full-service water removal and restoration company. When the temperature plunges and pipes freeze and crack, call us immediately at (708) 747-9925.

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SERVPRO Explains to Matteson Property Owners the Need for Professional Mold Remediation

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Explains to Matteson Property Owners the Need for Professional Mold Remediation SERVPRO Says Call Us for Mold Remediation for Your Matteson Home

How Mold Damage Spreads Through Your Matteson Home

Moisture and dampness throughout certain areas of your Matteson home can facilitate the growth of fungus or mold. While these situations often get disregarded by being less damaging or traumatic as other disasters that could affect your property, it requires the same fast response and quick action to keep from becoming a situation that is out of control.

Remediating mold damage in your Matteson home is something that you should leave to professionals with the equipment and expertise to do the job thoroughly and correctly the first time. Part of understanding the urgency for this action by our SERVPRO team is better appreciating how quickly the organisms can spread and move throughout your property, affecting multiple materials and surfaces over a brief period.

Mold spores naturally occur in almost every environment that you encounter throughout your day. They exist on a microscopic level, making them impossible to see with the naked eye, but a persistent threat when conditions throughout your home change. To colonize, spores only require a damp environment that persists for a few days and organic material suitable to house the organism as it seats, spreads, and grows. This organism feeds on the organic material that hosts the colony, allowing it to spread farther, but also consequently damaging the material itself considerably in the process.

Without containment strategies in place by our SERVPRO remediation specialists, spores from the active colony can spread quickly throughout this affected area. They can also travel through HVAC systems to colonize in areas far away from the initial location. Our team of IICRC certified AMRT technicians can arrive quickly to not only set up this containment field to prevent the spread of the organism, but also to assess the full scope of the damage, and ultimately remove the colonies from your property.

Mold can be a destructive force for your home that can affect the house itself as well as those living inside of it. Give our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood applied microbial remediation technicians a call anytime that you need us at (708) 747-9925.

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Frozen and Busted Pipes in Olympia Fields?

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen and Busted Pipes in Olympia Fields? Frozen and busted pipes in Olympia Fields? Cook and Will County?

Have frozen and busted pipes affected your Olympia Fields area home or business? Cook County is experiencing extreme cold weather like we haven't experienced, since the two Polar Vortexs 5 years ago. 

Temperatures are plummeting to dangerous levels, where even having exposed skin for a mere matter of minutes can be dangerous. 

Subzero temperatures like this will be testing the limitations of not only the plumbing in your commercial home or business, but the insulation as well. Pushing piping and HVAC systems to their limits.

If your plumbing system fails, your first call is to your plumber. Your second call is to SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood!  Available 24/7/365 for any of your mitigation and restoration needs. Our trained technicians are up to the task of getting your business or home back to preloss condition, making it "Like it never even happened."

Here are some tips to help you during this extreme weather:

  1. Protect your plumbing pipes from freezing

When winter temperatures plummet, water can easily freeze inside, causing them to burst. If you are out of the house or unaware of a burst pipe, the results can be disastrous, including massive home floods and damage to your beloved furniture, rugs and home structure. 

To reduce the possibility of frozen pipes, wrap each of your un-insulated pipes in a blanket of foam. You can purchase foam tubes with a slit on the side at most hardware stores. Cut the tube to the length you need, pull it open and push it over and around your pipe. Use duct tape to secure if the foam does not have self-adhesive edges. 

  1. Fix home plumbing leaks now

The best time to get leaks repaired is the present. Check all of the faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms and utility room for drips and puddles. If you have a leaky faucet, contact your trusted plumber immediately to get your pipes back in tip-top shape.

  1. Drain your water heater

If you live in a location with hard water, sediment can build up in your tank, causing rust to develop inside. This rust can then find its way into your drinking, cooking and bathing water. If your hot water heater already is rusted or is too old, consider purchasing a new one before cold weather sets in.

  1. Lose the outdoor hose to avoid frozen pipes

Until warm weather returns, your best home plumbing practice is to disconnect, wrap up and pack away your garden hose. Leaving a hose connected outside in winter can cause water left inside to freeze and expand, freezing your faucets and connecting pipes as well. Just say no to hefty repair bills and yes to a hose and fixtures you can use next year. 

  1. Close and drain shut-off valves leading outdoors

If you have interior shut off valves leading to outdoor faucets, close them and drain the water from outside lines. Any water that remains in the lines and freezes could cause major damage.

  1. Clean your home's sump pump pit

Before cold weather hits, you will need to inspect and clean your sump pump and the pit in which it rests. When exposed to extreme cold, your pump can freeze, causing it to stop working. 

If your sump pump malfunctions, water can enter your basement and cause flooding, especially when winter rains are in full swing. Do yourself a favor and inspect your pump and pit now to avoid massive flood damage and cleanup bills later.

Your winter should be full of cheer and warm family get-togethers, not exploded pipes and leaks that take days to fix. Prepare and repair your plumbing in advance to avoid a costly disaster.

Hopefully some of these will help you! Other wise SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is ready to help you.

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