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Back to School~Safe occupancy of Educational Facilities

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Safe Building Occupancy Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

School is back in session for most areas of the state of Illinois in one form or another.

Check out our latest blog to explore ways to evaluate and optimize school cleaning and disinfecting protocols in response to the continued spread of #Covid19.

For those who chose to physically occupy classrooms, they also include new rules around social distancing, rotating days of in-person classes, and routine disinfection for safe occupancy are a few examples.

To prevent a steady increase of cases, both on college campuses and in K-12 academic institutions, educational facilities must not only uphold these strict new standards, but also quickly identify and isolate ill students and faculty from the rest of the school if cases break out.

As a result, it is critical that re-occupancy schools consider evaluating and updating their cleaning and disinfection practices in line with the latest guidelines by the CDC.

Understand Where and When to Disinfect

When considering a disinfection strategy, high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces must be priority zones for whole room disinfection.

In schools, these can include classrooms, cafeterias, locker rooms, and gymnasiums.

#Colleges and #universities introduce additional challenges and spaces that must be disinfected, such as dorm common spaces, various team locker-rooms, dining halls, fitness, #healthcare, athletics, stadiums, arenas and libraries.

In particular, facilities like nurses’ offices and student health centers where potentially COVID-19 positive individuals may go when they notice symptoms must be routinely disinfected.

A few tips to follow from the professionals at SERVPRO

When evaluating surfaces to disinfect, consider the following guidelines:

•  Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, computer mice, and shared desk spaces.
•  Clean, but don’t disinfect, general outdoor areas such as benches.
•  Consider removing communal items where possible, such as shared tablets and art supplies.

Check back weekly for more tips on safely occupying campuses, schools, facilities, businesses and public spaces.

If you're open to learning more please don't hesitate to contact for more information.

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Yes, We DO! SERVPRO Offers Matteson Property Owners New Flooring Options, Not Just Restoration Services

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Small Model of a Two Story House with the SERVPRO Banner at an Exhibit SERVPRO Can Restore Your Matteson Home after a Damaging Event -- But Can Also Install New Flooring as a Special Project

Professional Flooring Installation For Matteson Homes

Matteson homeowners are taking advantage of a growing, local economy to upgrade and make improvements to their residences. It is an ideal time for both new and experienced owners to look all around them and determine what they can do to improve their environment for their changing families.

In Matteson, wood flooring, carpet, and tile replacement are often required due to the age of many homes, rather than from a flood or other disaster. Over the last few years, we became aware that the skills taught to each technician to return homes to their pre-disaster condition also enabled them to perform key tasks for improving homes before a disaster happens. While still providing restoration services to area residents, SERVPRO team members do not have to wait for a fire or other disaster to install new flooring, carpet, and tiles in area homes.

Our technicians train to carefully remove and dispose of the existing material without damaging the subflooring, nearby walls, and floor trim. Members of our crews have extensive experience in the building trades and apply their skills to your home. After clearing the furnishings from the work area, they make certain the surfaces are safe for new material, examining for cracks, split supports, and even mold, in case there was flooding or other damage to the floor at any time in the past.

In addition to personnel training, our SERVPRO office also has extensive relationships with major businesses that provide every type of wood flooring, carpet, and tile in the mid-west. Regardless of the color, design, or cost, we can install a product that meets every homeowner’s budget and personal choice.

Once they have a clear surface and a decision from the homeowner, our technicians can install wall-to-wall carpeting in just a few days, even in larger homes. Wood flooring can take several more days, but our teams can lay in beautiful floors very quickly. The same is true for new tile in the bathrooms and kitchens, taking the same or less time than for wood flooring. Of course, it is not a race against time to complete the remodeling project but to exceed the expectations of our customers. Looking good is not enough; we strive to work neatly, with minimal disruption to the household.

If your home here or in Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, and Olympia Fields requires an upgrade, or if you want to make improvements for better living or to increase the resale value, call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 today. We are here to help you make your residence a “forever” home.

Yes, SERVPRO Offers Re-Roofing in the Matteson Area

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck, scaffolding on three story building water removal and roof work SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood Does It All! Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration and Even Re-Roofing!

Professional Roof Repair For Matteson Homes After A Storm

Matteson homeowners know that storms, including some extreme weather, can tear through a home quickly. The results can run from a few shingles being pulled off the eaves of a roof, to the complete loss of everything from the tiles down to leaving the beams and trusses exposed to the sky.

When it happens, Matteson roof repair needs accomplishing as quickly as possible. SERVPRO technicians can perform every task needed to protect the home from the initial storm damage to reducing the risks from exposure to further weather issues and other problems like animal and insect intrusions.

Installing a new roof begins with its infrastructure, and that means new roof sheathing on every section affected by the storm. The sheathing is also sometimes referred to as decking. Regardless of the term, these are the large, flat pieces that block the roof support structure from exposure. The material used is nearly always wood. Among the more popular sheathing, we use for area homes are Oriented Strand Board or OSB and plywood.

OSB sheets are thinner and more cost-efficient than plywood, but still tough enough to resist breakage. They function equally well as plywood when used on steeper roofs that use light roofing tiles and generally have less foot traffic due to the high slope of the roof.

SERVPRO roofers use plywood on roofs with a low slope that usually draws more traffic or when there are heavier tiles in use such as clay, slate, or even concrete. Plywood is more expensive than OSB, but the thicker panels are needed for these tiles and can last for decades when not exposed to the weather.

Before laying down new sheathing, our project manager checks to make certain that the materials we use meet city building codes and any HOA requirements. In some cases, those rules can mean everything from using only plywood in a particular neighborhood to a restriction on certain kinds of tile.

After a storm, SERVPRO of Matteson – Homewood moves quickly to install a new roof so that homeowners here and in Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, and Olympia Fields can feel safe and secure once more. To get the process started with your residence, call us today at (708) 747-9925.

Emergency Board Up in Matteson Homewood IL

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Board up Matteson Homewood IL

Board Ups from Fire or Storm Damage

It is not unheard of for a severe storm, fire, or accident to cause major structural damage to a home that may include holes or openings in the siding and roof.  If the home is left exposed, it is vulnerable to further damage by the elements or even vandalism.  Our technicians are dedicated to boarding up your home quickly to secure it and prevent further damage.  We have the materials and experience to board up your home and we respond within 2 to 4 hours of your call to provide emergency board ups.

Our staff includes professional carpenters who can effectively board up your home and secure it temporarily until it is fully restored. We are proud associate members of the MABAS 27 Division

You can expect the following from our board up services:

  • Closing up of all holes and openings in the structure
  • Full temporary enclosure of severely damaged buildings
  • Barricades in key areas
  • Tarping services for damage roofs

If a disaster or accident has left your home in Matteson or Homewood Flossmoor exposed do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Matteson Homewood for board up services.  Our technicians can effectively board up your home or building to keep it secured and protected until it can be rebuilt.  We are available 24 hours a day at (708)747-9925 for emergency board ups in Matteson and surrounding areas

Winterize your Homewood Flossmoor home

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Avoid frozen pipes and water damage

Realtors and Insurance Agents trust SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood to winterize vacant and damaged homes. Our trained technicians provide water evacuation from the plumbing systems to avoid frozen pipes and water damage. To winterize a structure, the following steps need to be taken.

  • turn off or disconnect water main
  • drain water heater
  • extract water from toilet tank and pour RV antifreeze in tank
  • disconnect washer, dishwasher, and refrigerator water line if applicable
  • extract or blow out water lines thoroughly
  • pour RV antifreeze in all drains

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood uses the latest tools and equipment to winterize homes. Pricing varies by the size and difficulty of each project. Call our office to schedule service (708)747-9925.

 

We have your Floors Covered

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

Flooring Covering done right for the right price

SERVPRO of Matteson Homewood is well known for helping clients recover following fire, mold, and water damage in the Homewood Flossmoor area. What many local people don't realize is that SERVPRO can take care of your floor covering replacement as well.

If you are looking for choices. We have thousands of flooring samples including carpet, vinyl, wood, and ceramic tile to name just a few. In fact, with our preferred status with most flooring distributors, there's not much we can't get for a discounted price.

SERVPRO of Matteson Homewood can purchase flooring for wholesale pricing and save your hundreds in materials costs. Our Flooring Sales Representatives are the same individuals that do your installations. Who better to sell flooring than the people who actually do the Flooring Installations?

We are certified distributors for Mohawk, Tarkett, and Dream Weavers. We also use our buying power with the big box stores to get our clients the best prices possible from retailers like Menards, Lowe's and Home Depot. Locally, you won't find a better flooring company to assist you.

Ceramic Tile is resilient and beautiful in kitchens and bathrooms. Having the proper base materials means the difference in how the warranty is interpreted. Our knowledgeable installers make sure you have the proper installation for a long lasting ceramic tile floor. We also provide maintenance to Floors we install including grout cleaning and grout sealing.

Call SERVPRO of Matteson Homewood for all you residential and commercial flooring needs. Appointments are by appointment only and we also can bring flooring samples to your home.

WINTERIZE HOMES & COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

10/31/2014 (Permalink)

As winter temps drop, many vacant homes will suffer WATER DAMAGE from FROXEN PIPES if they are not winterized properly. Let the experienced professionals at SERVPRO WINTERIZE your home or business. We drain water heaters, blow out water pipes, and disconnect water mains. Most homes and businesses can be winterized for under $250.

Realtors and banking professionals trust SERVPRO OF MATTESON-HOMEWOOD to winterize vacant homes and avoid unnecessary damages.