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SERVPRO Is Ready To Disinfect and To Clean Schools!

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks Ready To Depart Disaster Recovery Team Nichols departing the warehouse to clean and disinfect a building.
SERVPRO has been cleaning and disinfecting schools and other commercial buildings for quite some time. Proactively cleaning touchable surfaces with an EPA registered disinfectant and wet fogging areas is proven to reduce germs, viruses, and other bacteria from becoming a problem.

Our trained technicians use hospital grade disinfectants and the latest equipment when providing cleaning services for school districts, municipal buildings, and other vital facilities. We concentrate on door handles, light switches, desk phones and other commonly touched items throughout buildings. If you need proactive cleaning and disinfecting services, please reach out to our office for a free estimate.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood can be reached by calling (708)747-9925.

SERVPRO Provides Document Preservation, Restoration, Conservation, and Recovery

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Vacuum Freeze Drying Chamber SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood..... "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 708-747-9925!

When disaster strikes, it usually hits where its hurts the most. Important documents such as books, medical paperwork, legal writings, etc are not spared. Sometimes despite the disaster you still need to retain these materials for legal or personal reason, that is where SERVPRO's Document Recovery and Restoration come in!

Acting quickly is imperative! Should you have important documents that get wet, damaged by smoke, or even a sewer damage, don't wait! CALL US RIGHT AWAY! 708-747-9925

Our highly trained staff of Restoration and Mitigation Professionals will arrive onsite and quickly take steps to limit damage and preserve as much as possible. 

 Document Restoration Services as follows:

  • Drying - process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Cleaning - we offer onsite cleaning. This is cleaning each document front and back to remove debris and any surface particulate. 
  • Sterilization - Gamma Irridation is a process that is used for disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods. 
  • Deodorization - once paper has been wet, an odor can begin to form. Letting us deodorize your documents will reduce the odor and sometimes almost completely eliminate it. 
  • Destruction - we offer destruction onsite.
  • Digitization - digitizing documents makes them easier to access as well as easier to store. We use state-of-the-art equipment to turn your paper copy into a digital file.

SERVPRO Has The Best & Right Equipment For Water Removal!

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fan Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (708) 747-9925!

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.

Have Water or Flood Damage?

Call Us Today – (708) 747-9925

Don't Replace - Restore! Esporta iS4000 Wash System

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Esporta Wash System iS4000 Esporta Wash System iS4000 - The latest in cutting edge cleaning technology. Call 708-747-9925 and ask us today how we can help you.

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 non-restorable. 

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.

Call Our Experts & Don't Panic When Flood Damage Disaster Strikes!

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Living Room 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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Water Heaters Can Flood Your Living Space - Call SERVPRO to Remediate!

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Water Heater Our expert technicians from SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood can respond to emergency calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

SERVPRO Can Remediate Your Flood Damage Regardless of Cause

Floods are often the result of heavy rain from storms. Water levels begin to rise very rapidly and in Illinois, it is called coastal flooding. This rushing water can flood homes and businesses from the attic to the basement. Floods cause extensive property damage that should be addressed immediately. When water and flooding suddenly happen, people may only have a matter of minutes to grab their valuable items and leave for safety. Saving your property and belongings is very important. SERVPRO is a leader in restoration and recovery, with flood damage restoration professionals who can help residential and commercial property owners return to a preloss condition. We are a locally owned and operated company who is always ready to help their Illinois communities through any structural emergencies.
 
Water and flood damage problems in Flossmoor can also be caused by other events. There can be difficulties with a failed water heater, HVAC problems, broken pipes, sewage back-flow, or other unforeseen problems. Whatever caused water and flooding, it is important to act as soon as possible to extract the water to minimize any further damage. We offer water and flood damage clean up and restoration services. Our well-trained and certified professionals have all the innovative equipment, industry knowledge and years of experience to clean and restore any water damage situation. We work quickly so that residential and commercial properties are not at risk for mold, which can grow within 24 to 48 hours. After a majority of the visible standing water has been extracted by using our powerful pumps and vacuums, we are not finished. Flood water can be hidden behind drywalls, baseboards, wallpapers, crawlspaces or in ceilings. We use specialized equipment that can locate water or moisture areas so that mold or mildew will not grow later on.
 
We will also clean, sanitize, and deodorize all of your rooms and office space areas. We clean all restorable items and other contents using a number of OSHA and IICRC techniques. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enables SERVPRO to properly dry and restore your property. We are a proud member of the Cook and Will County community, therefore when you call us, we can provide an immediate emergency response that helps to prevent secondary damage and mold. To avoid secondary damage, if you call us quickly, we may be able to treat your carpets, dehumidify soggy furniture and restore it. When you don't have to replace a majority of your belongings as a result of a flood, it can save you thousands of dollars.
 
Our expert technicians from SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood can respond to emergency calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. We are a full-service emergency remediation and restoration company. We have all the tools and experience needed to handle the most challenging emergency situations, including water, fire, mold or storm damages. Here is how you can reach us, and in a hurry - (708) 747-9925. We are here waiting to hear from you!

Did You Know? SERVPRO Offers Mold Inspections and Air Sampling

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

mold See the Mold--Call SERVPRO in the Matteson Area--Don't See the Mold Call Us for Air Sampling

Air Sampling to Labs and Mold Inspections in Chicago Area Properties

Mold can become a fast-moving danger to your Greater Matteson home or business, affecting many materials, contents, structural elements, and even those exposed. With how quickly the situation can get out of control, it is essential to work to address the colonization and remediate as promptly as possible. To accomplish this, home and business owners put their trust in the experience, and industry-leading equipment of our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Severe weather, high humidity levels, and other sources make mold damage for the Greater Chicago homes and businesses a perpetual threat. While many property owners can appreciate how damaging this situation can be, without seeing the problem, it can be challenging to know for sure that colonization exists. We have always encouraged our customers with the statement: “If you see it or smell it, you have it.” We have the expertise to offer mold inspections and air sampling to determine the presence of this threat and its severity.

We strive to find the relative humidity level from the time that we arrive, along with inspecting susceptive areas of the property for moisture vulnerabilities. This assessment has our remediators using moisture meters and sensors alone with thermal imagery to discover possible penetration points in attics, roofs, foundations, basements, and other areas of a home or business.  

Additionally, our SERVPRO team performs mold assessment sampling, including after remediation work completes. The sample we take of the affected environment can get sent to a lab nearby for analysis, and under the care of trained specialists, can determine the concentration of active mold growth based on the elevated presence of spores and fungus.

We can also help to keep your property and its occupants safe with fast controlled demolition and build back services. We have a full-service team of general contractors that can help to repair, reconstruct, and renovate damaged areas of your home during the mitigation and cleaning processes of remediation.  

You can count on the expertise and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood mold remediation specialists in the Chicago area. For an evaluation of your residential or commercial property, call us today at (708) 747-9925

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Winter Is Coming - Call SERVPRO To Get A Certified HVAC Technician Inspect Your Furnace!

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Furnace We can guide you through a speedy resolution of a furnace malfunction beginning with one call to (708) 747-9925.
Winter’s Winds And Cold Make Furnace Malfunctions A Serious Issue in Matteson

Furnace Maintenance Keeps You Warm As It Saves You Money: SERVPRO Tip

SERVPRO Cleans "Puff Backs" and Your HVAC System to Keep You Warm

Even if you have the best intentions to avoid a crisis, chances are good that you will need to react to a furnace malfunction during the dead of winter at some point while you are a homeowner. Perhaps you will need to cope with an oil burner that does not ignite smoothly, causing a “backfire” called a “puff back” that sends soot throughout your home. Maybe your ductwork is in need of a cleaning to warm your home more efficiently. Whatever the cause of your missing warmth or”dirty” heating situations, SERVPRO can help you get back on track for a cozy and clean winter season.

Winter related furnace malfunctions in Matteson Illinois might have been avoided if you had taken the time to schedule regular HVAC inspections and cleanings during warmer weather. Being prepared is always preferable to being caught by an emergency situation. We all have a tendency to relay and not stick to necessary maintenance schedules. When we receive a call about a furnace or boiler issue during the cold months, our dispatch staff will make sure to send a qualified and certified HVAC technician your way as soon as is practically possible. Our well-trained staff will thoroughly investigate the situation and then design a plan to get your home back to toasty and warm pronto. If necessary we will team with an appropriate heating contractor to urge that stubborn furnace to get back online again. Any soot and smoke remediation needed because of a “puff back” will also be planned and completed, critical as soot and ash can be very harmful to your electronics, plastics, and other possessions. At times, fast action at containment can mitigate the adverse consequences of unwanted soot.
 
Once SERVPRO works to get your heat back on and your furnace is purring like a kitten, we will work with you to develop a proactive plan to avoid unpleasant surprises in the future. Our duct inspection services are second to none, and we will be able to give you advice on what maintenance steps are needed to ensure both heating and cooling are seamlessly available as the weather requires.
 
When winter tries to chill you out contact SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood. We can guide you through a speedy resolution of a furnace malfunction beginning with one call to (708) 747-9925.

SERVPRO Is Quick To Respond To Any Size Disaster!

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Home Fire Fore Damaged home needing Board Up Services
 

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is quick to respond to fire damage and securing property losses once the fire department has cleared the scene. Because most of our team members live in Homewood Flossmoor and the surrounding areas, our response time is typically less than one hour from the dispatch call.

Police and Fire Departments recommend SERVPRO because we show up on time and prepared for anything. Our board up trucks are state of the art. Lighting, power, extraction capabilities are just a few necessities we bring to fire scenes. 

Our board up teams start by removing all broken glass from the work areas to avoid liability issues and injuries. They then measure and cut all boards to fit securely into place. Doors are usually removed and then covered with plywood. A pad lock and hasp is then installed. The client is given a key as is the fire department for investigation purposes. 

Fire Board Up can also include winterizing pipes in the winter time, putting up caution tape or temporary fencing to keep the scene secure. If there are roof penetrations, SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood also provides roof tarping services

Fire Board Up and property securing is the very first mitigating service your insurance company recommends. By securing homes professionally, home owners reduce the risk for more damage from weather, vandals, or other unexpected issues. Following a fire damage, rely on SERVPRO for all your Board Up needs.

There Is No Better Time To Practice Your Home Fire Drill, But Now!

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Escape SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is ready 24/7, 365! Call us at (708) 747-9925!

In these times of uncertainty and endless questions, it is important to focus on things that we can control.  One of those things is fire safety!  Being at home together with your family is a perfect time to practice a fire drill.  Remember the days when fire drills happened in school? Most of us loved them because it was a time to get out of our classrooms and get some fresh air! Well did you know that fire drills are not just for schools? They should be practiced by businesses and even with your families in case of an emergency happening! There is nothing better than being prepared ahead of an emergency. It is very important to the safety of everyone at home that you know more than one way to exit. An important thing to cover is a designated meeting spot.  This will be extremely important when first responders arrive because you will already know if anyone is still inside.  Here at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood, we suggest that you regularly perform a “fire drill” so that the plan is understood to each member of your family. If disaster should strike your home or business, know that SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is ready 24/7, 365. Call us at (708) 747-9925 to help walk with you through the cleanup and repairs if an emergency happens in your home!