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9/9/2020 (Permalink)

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REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS- COVID-19 RESPONSE

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in full PPE with the words “Here to Help” Before opening your business, call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood for more information on our COVID-19 response.

REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS

As businesses are preparing to reopen, it is important to correctly clean and disinfecting.  The type of needed disinfecting is a higher level than your day to day cleaning.  Disinfecting is vital to protect your employees and clients.  Though businesses are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 is still present and in order to reduce the risk of further spread is to take steps to disinfect your buildings.  No building is to small or too large for these services.  The experts at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood are trained to handle disasters.  Out Large Loss team specializes in disasters such as the Coronavirus Pandemic.   Our technicians are trained in Biohazard cleanup, Blood-born pathogen and virus trained, and IICRC certified.  Additionally, our technicians are fully trained in proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

What our reopening cleaning includes

SERVPRO reopening cleaning and disinfecting includes a wide range of services dependent on your business needs.  These services all include the use of EPA registered, Hospital Grade disinfectants approved for use in COVID-19 in both electric static fogging and spray and wiping.  Carpet cleaning, and floor cleaning may be required or suggested as well, depending on the facility.  Disinfecting of all touchable areas in your building will include but not be limited to: walls, doors, door handles, light switches, windows, tables, table tops, chairs, sinks, cabinets, filing cabinets, computer key boards and mouse, phones, printers, lunch rooms, bathroom stalls and machinery.  Our technicians follow all OSHA regulations, as well as guidance from the CDC.

What businesses we can help

SERVPRO technicians are capable of helping many different types of businesses with our services.  We can effectively disinfect offices, salons, and small stores as well as large manufacturing facilities, warehouses, restaurants, and schools.  All businesses in the state of Illinois have at least these things in common:  employees and being effected by COVID-19.

Preventative Vs. Reactive

Preventative disinfecting is a service made for businesses that have not experienced a positive or suspected COVID-19.  Preventive cleaning still disinfects all touchable surfaces to treat any possible viruses that may be in your facility.  Reactive cleaning on the other handle is just that, a disinfectant service after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.  This disinfecting is a higher level of disinfecting, requiring the use of several types of services.  It is vital that if your business needs a reactive disinfectant cleaning to call us as soon as possible in order to correctly create a plan to reduce further contamination as well as spread of the virus.

What our fogging allows us to do

By using the electrostatic fogging technology, SERVPRO technicians can cover an area is a short period of time.  This process allows for the use liquid disinfectant in a non damaging manner to paper or fabrics.  The fogging turns the liquid disinfectant into a fine mist that lands on all surfaces and then dissipates after a specific dry time.  Because this fine mist allows technicians to disinfect areas faster, this service can be more cost effective then using a pump sprayer technique.  While some areas of your building may require the use of a pump sprayer, where ever possible, our technicians will use fogging to efficiency service our clients.

Towns that we service

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood services MattesonHomewoodOlympia Fields, And Country Club Hills.  We also service Hazel CrestFlossmoor, and Richton Park.

Prepare to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19 In Olympia Fields, Illinois By Having Disinfectant Cleaning

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Is your business ready to reopen after COVID-19?

Many businesses in Olympia Fields and all over Illinois are preparing to reopen after being closed as part of the Stay at Home order put in place for the state of Illinois.  The order was put in place to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of the Coronavirus.  As an extreme measure to protect human lives, government officials made the decision to essentially closed the state to all non essential work or travel.  As the date nears to the reopening of the state, it important for businesses to prepare.  Employees and customers are going to want to know that businesses have been cleaned and sanitized.

Preventive and Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting 

With many businesses still closed NOW is the time to do a thorough cleaning.  Your local SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood can preform proactive and preventive cleaning and disinfecting.   Our technicians will create a plan for your business based on CDC and OSHA Guidelines and recommendations.  Theses recommendations include using a hospital grade EPA approved disinfectant with claims against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2.

The CDC and OSHA recommends the disinfecting of all touchable surfaces such as counters, door knobs, light switches, tables, chairs, keyboards, telephones and much more.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is prepared to help your business

Armed with the knowledge, training, experience, and proper PPE and equipment our crews can help your business.  We will create the personalized plan based on your business to protect your employees and customers.  

CALL US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COVID-19 SERVICES 708-747-9925

Helping Businesses Respond to COVID-19

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Responsibilities of Businesses

As a business owner or manager it is your responsibility to ensure the safety and health of your employees.  In order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are urged to take steps to prevent the spread.  Additionally, it is imperative to create a response plan, should your employees encounter an exposure in the workplace. 

How SERVPRO is helping businesses 

Local SERVPRO technicians are working 7 days a week to clean, disinfect, and sanitize businesses all over the area.  Our technicians can come in after hours to disinfect prior to the next shift or we can disinfect while you are part of the mandatory closure.  There are many different types of services that we are currently providing to both businesses and residents.

Precaution 

As a precaution, cleaning and disinfecting can be done.  This means that there had been no confirmed or suspected case in the building.  Technicians are trained in pathogen safety and maintain all CDC recommendations. The use of electrostatic fogging of EPA registered hospital grade disinfecting of touchable surfaces below 8 feet.

Suspected Exposure

When there is a suspected case of exposure in your building, a higher standard of disinfecting is recommended.  To mention, disinfecting and cleaning of the area 10 feet and below using a mixture of fogging and spray/wiping using hospital grade disinfectants.  

Confirmed Case

If the event that your business is exposed to a confirmed case, it is important to create a plan of action. Our team will create an appropriate plan for your business to protect all your employees. It is important to call our specialist immediately to begin the planning process if you experience a confirmation of Covid -19 in your business. 

Covid-19 Disinfecting For Your Business

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood continues the COVID-19 fight!

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is proud to be servicing our local community with disinfecting services.  The year 2020 has brought new challenges for businesses.  The announcement of the closure of all non essential businesses in the state of Illinois is just one of those challenges.  Another challenge is knowing how to best protect your employees and customers if you are an essential business.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is proud to be an essential business.  We are the company that you know that is “Here to help” and we truly are.  Our technicians are working seven days a week to fight the COVID-19 virus. We have added to our commercial and biohazard services to respond to the COVID-9 pandemic.  Our technicians also, continue to service homes and businesses experience it water, fire and, mold emergencies as well.

When the state reopens and life goes back to normal we will still be there for you.  Until then we are all in this together and will continue to fight the good fight to restore businesses and communities through this tough time.

Never Too Big!

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Two large buildings in grayscale. SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood’s Large Loss team has the experience to handle the biggest buildings.

Commercial buildings can be overwhelming for some, but not us.

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.

Centers for Disease Control Provides Guidance to Reduce Flu/Viruses in Matteson and Homewood Area Schools and Public Buildings

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

3D virus cells attacking a DNA strand on a blue background Advice on limiting the spread of viruses from the CDC

Every influenza season is a challenge for the Matteson and Homewood communities' school administrators and the owners and managers of public and commercial spaces. Limiting the incidence and spread of the viruses that cause influenza and other diseases is essential for individual and public health and wellbeing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish a trio of practical procedures to minimize exposure to influenza and other viruses, implementable immediately. 

Get a Flu Vaccine

Matteson and Homewood school officials and employers should share information with students, staff, and families to help them find and obtain this year's influenza vaccine. Even if an individual received vaccination in previous years, it is vital to get a flu shot every year. Experts worldwide gather data and consult twice yearly to make the most informed decision on which viruses should be in this flu season's vaccine.

Children, pregnant women, adults 65 and over, and individuals with various pre-existing conditions are particularly at risk of complications and intense symptoms if influenza develops. Health practitioners can ensure that each person seeking immunization receives the appropriate type of shot considering their age and other factors. Babies younger than six months usually cannot receive a flu shot, so those in contact with infants must be vaccinated. As immunizations for evolving diseases become available consult with a medical provider for recommendations. 

Limit Contact with Infectious Agents

To stop spreading the viruses that cause influenza and other viral illnesses, encourage students, families, employees, and the general public to follow these tips:

  • When ill, stay home until fever-free for more than 24 hours without using a temperature-reducing medication
  • Sneezes and coughing should be covered by tissues, thrown away afterward
  • Keep a distance from others who show signs of illness 
  • Be vigilant about not touching eyes, mouth, and nose as viruses spread through those membranes
  • Wash hands with water and soap, many times during the day -- substitute alcohol wipes or rubs if there is no access to soap and water
  • Clean potentially contaminated and frequently used objects and surfaces
  • Be aware of the potential to spread the infections and provide social distancing interventions in schools, workplaces, and at events

Visit Health Care Practitioners Early

Anit-viral medications are available, but work best if administered during the first few days of infection with pathogens. They also are not obtainable over-the-counter. Getting in early to see a doctor or other health-care provider who can prescribe the proper drug is critical.

Consult with the experts at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood for an infectious disease cleaning and disinfection plan for your school or commercial building during the influenza season. Call (708) 747-9925 to schedule an evaluation.

Commercial Water Removal Matteson – Multiple Rooms Damaged

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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You Need SERVPRO for Your Commercial Water Removal and Remediation 

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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Commercial Flood Damage In Your Matteson Property

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall It is also imperative to complete drying and ensure humidity has returned to normal levels to avoid future problems with mold and mildew.

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 be a health hazard 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 issues 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.

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University Park Commercial Sites Use SERVPRO for Mold Inspection and Remediation

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

MOLD INSPECTION on a Clipboard Commercial Entities Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in the Greater University Park Area

The Threat of Mold in Dorms of GSU in University Park

The presence of active mold colonization on the campus of Governors State University, or any institution here in the University Park area, could cause health effects to anyone exposed. With hundreds of students occupying each dormitory, this threat could quickly become out of control in terms of both the exposure levels and managing the spread and cross-contamination of affected areas. Maintenance departments might have the ability to manage smaller isolated incidents, but widespread mold and fungal colonies should get left to trained and qualified AMRT Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians.

A common culprit for microbial threats in larger commercial structures like this would be a leaking plumbing fixture, but our SERVPRO team can help begin mold damage testing and cleanup in University Park dorms immediately. With college campuses, every situation can escalate quickly, especially ones with ramifications like mold growth and the volatile organic compounds colonies can produce.

Sometimes acting preemptively to get ahead on tasks like remediation can protect students enrolled on campus and the faculty and staff of the school as well. We utilize third-party professionals to conduct and oversee the functions for mold testing and sample collection, and we can determine if water damage our SERVPRO team is working to dry out and restore has become mold damage in areas unseen by our technicians. In most cases, this environmental sampling can occur with minimal controlled demolition. Upon completion of mold remediation at a large commercial site such as this, an industrial hygienist can inspect and validate the results of our work.

Remediation and cleanup can begin quickly upon the physical discovery of mold or confirmation of the environmental testing. We have multiple efficient and direct colony removal approaches. With the installation of containment barriers, our team can remove active colonization through abrasive cleaning, sanding, controlled demolition, and antimicrobial solutions without affecting more space in the dorm than the damage already does. Our efforts to minimize our presence can prevent relocating students unnecessarily and help the job get completed fast.

Because of the public relations and reputation disaster that widespread mold growth in one of the dorms can become, you can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood team. We can prevent cross-contamination and migration of the threat while we make mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (708) 747-9925.

Fire Damage to Your Matteson Business Can Be Dealt With Easily

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your Matteson restaurant get completely destroyed by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Cleaning Up Air Ducts After a Matteson Restaurant Kitchen Fire 

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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Our Water Damage Professionals Are Your Best Option To Save Your Homewood Property

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Call our emergency staff at (708) 747-9925 and return your business to its successful moments.

Tested Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services In Homewood

Any business out there can experience commercial water damage and knowing the right steps to take can be of great help. Working with professionals who understand such situations can assist you in assessing the resulting challenges and put in place the correct mitigation and recovery procedures. Every second counts when such events take place, so we are here to highlight some of the options that residents of Homewood have during such experiences.

More than mopping is needed when a church or any social building in Homewood suffer commercial water damage. Water usually moves around the structure, and it quickly finds its way into hidden sections of the structure. Within no time, problems such as damaged wood and mold growth are likely to develop. Our SERVPRO technicians offer specialized services that prevent continued deterioration and return your property to its preloss state.

Once we have identified the source of the water and stopped it, turning off the supply of gas and electricity to the building is equally important. We can remove your furniture and other items from the damp environment and prepare the site for restoration. If necessary, we can use submersible pumps and other appropriate water extraction methods to remove any standing water from the site. By using space heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO technicians can dry the building as part of the restoration process.

Our SERVPRO technicians make sure ceilings and walls are completely dry before any repair work can begin. If it is necessary to repair the plaster, we start by removing all the peeling paint, crumbling plaster coats and bubbling paint. We have the right equipment to remove that flaking paint from the structure when we are working for you. Application of disinfectants is also necessary when we need to prevent the possibility of future mold growth.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood works around the clock to prevent you from losing money every second your business is not in operation. Call our emergency staff at (708) 747-9925 and return your business to its successful moments.

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Your Flood Damaged Commercial Property In Matteson Will Be Restored By Our Experts!

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Severe Spring Thunderstorms Can Usher Flood Damage Into Your Matteson Consultancy Firm

Alongside the change into spring comes thunderstorms but, unfortunately, a particularly nasty storm can also bring flood damage onto your property. When the storm hit your village, it brought intense winds with it, which forced your office window open. For hours the rain beat against the side of your building and subsequently forced its way through the open window. Soon enough, your filing cabinets, desk, and carpets all became sopping wet, as they were exposed to an entire evening's worth of rain.

Neglecting to immediately call a professional cleanup and restoration company, to address the flood damage inside of your Matteson consultancy office, can only result in more problems developing. The carpeted floor inside of your office can soak up the water like a sponge, and hold it there, exposing the base of the floor to moisture. The longer that the rainwater sits inside of your office, the more of a chance it has to feed mold spores and encourage microbial growth.

SERVPRO understands how essential it is for your office to be open for business, as every day closed is a day of business lost. For this reason, SERVPRO always works around your schedule. We can send excellently trained technicians to your office no matter the day or the time. Remediating the flood damage as soon as possible, and returning your business to its preloss state, is always our goal.

SERVPRO can move all of the paperwork out of your filing cabinets, looking for any that have sustained water damage. Afterward, we can clean out your desk similarly. Once finished, we can begin to extract the water from your office, starting with your carpet. We can use a rover-mounted extractor to pull the moisture from your carpet while also simultaneously drying it, due to the heating element inside. After, SERVPRO can set up ventilation fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to ensure that fresh and dry air is circulating inside of your office and drying out your desk. Once finished, SERVPRO can return your offices to you, “Like it never even happened.”

When flood damage impacts your office building, always get help immediately to prevent further damage. Phone (708) 747-9925 to speak with SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood. Night or day, whatever the time, we're always available for you.

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Find Out How SERVPRO Will Get Rid Of Burnt Aromas In Matteson Retail Stores

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

We have the necessary equipment to restore the aroma in your business after a fire. We are available 24/7 to offer our experience and expertise.

Commercial Fire Damage Experts In Matteson Talk About Deodorization Procedures

Many of the retail stores in Matteson are located close to each other. This means that if something burns in a unit next to your furniture store, your store could also suffer from commercial fire damage. Flames can quickly jump from one store to another if there is plenty of heat, oxygen, and fuel during the blaze. Smoke can also make its way into your store and leave soot residues behind on your building materials and contents. Any time you notice flames or smoke coming into your building from another unit, it is wise to call in a professional commercial fire damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.

Smoke coming from an inferno can seep through walls into your furniture store or find its way into your unit from HVAC vents. During any commercial fire damage project in Matteson, our SERVPRO technicians start by figuring out what items inside your store got affected. We go throughout your building and look for the presence of soot residues using a swipe test. Once we figure out where the affected area is, we test clean affected surfaces to see whether items can be saved or not. During the test cleaning process, we also determine what chemicals and methods work best for each type of soot residues and each specific kind of surface.

When soot starts to spread into your furniture store, it brings foul, burnt aromas along with it. During the soot removal and cleaning phase caused by fire damage, our SERVPRO team often uses chemicals that contain masking agents. The masking chemicals cover up unpleasant smells by applying more appealing ones. However, if the smoke penetrated deeply into your building materials or contents, other deodorization procedures must be taken once all soot residues are removed.

In some cases, we utilize a thermal fogging machine that breaks deodorants down into tiny particles that can mimic the way smoke travels through a building. In other scenarios, we can use an ozone machine that charges the atmosphere with O3 molecules that chemically react with malodor particles and neutralizes them. If you ever smell smoke inside your furniture store, call SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at (708) 747-9925 seven days a week.

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SERVPRO Offers Flossmoor Properties Unique Fire Cleanup Solutions

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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Water damage to your business in Homewood-Floosmoor

9/7/2018 (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

Water damage to your business in Country Club Hills

7/23/2018 (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."

Fire Safety for your Homewood business

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

he fire services recommend this checklist to assist your small business in preventing damage that could be caused by fire:

  • Avoid storing or stockpiling flammable materials such as packaging materials or waste where they could be accessed by the public, including areas immediately outside your business premises.
  • Make sure all machinery is serviced as recommended by manufacturers and is kept clean. If possible, switch machinery off when the business is unattended.
  • Secure all doors, windows or other access points when the business is unattended, and make sure your business has adequate lighting to deter trespassers.
  • Ensure your business has an adequately serviced and functional fire alarm system that is suitable to your small business eg: Remote serviced alarm systems, sprinkler systems, thermal or smoke alarms etc.
  • If your business stores dangerous goods, ensure their storage and use adheres to legislative requirements.
  • Make sure your business has a written and practiced fire escape plan that includes full staff lists and designated meeting points.

Make sure that your School or Church in Matteson is prepared

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call today to get started! (708) 747-9925 or visit www.SERVPRO.com/Ready 

Cleaner air makes for healthier employees

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

If you think the air you breathe indoors is cleaner than what’s outside, think again. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. All that bad air translates into everything from frequent colds and sore throats to headaches, asthma, allergies and chronic fatigue, which in turn causes employee downtime.

When dust, debris and other contaminants build up in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, they can trigger allergies and other health issues. But they also reduce energy efficiency, which increases your energy costs. Now you have two compelling reasons to make sure the air ducts and HVAC system in your workplace are running efficiently.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

Dust

Pollen

Odors

Dirt and debris

Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Kankakee County Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.

May help to eliminate offensive odors.

Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (708) 747-9925.

SERVPRO building relationships with businesess

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Involvement by our SERVPRO at all levels in the community can not be understated. One of these levels is at the city and county economic level. Every town and city has a vested interest in trying to help their local business survive and thrive, providing much needed jobs to the members of their communities and also providing economic stimulus and tax revenue generation. 

These needs get interrupted when disaster strikes a business and it is vital to get their operations back up and running, as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." This is where the relationships you form with SERVPRO prior to the disaster striking are so important. Does your business already have a SERVPRO Representative (SMR) assigned to you? If not, complete a internet search for your local SERVPRO franchise and ask for one to be assigned to you. This SMR will go through the process of educating your business about all that they can do in advance of the coming disaster, to help you prepare so that when it happens, it is not as costly to you in downtime and lost production.       

There are many different ways to get involved with your community business members. Building relationships with our local businesses is key for when large events happen at this level, those leaders run in small circles and great relationships are needed here, so those business leaders can get their business's back up and running and restore their communities to like it was before the disaster.... "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO Restores A Commercial Water Damaged Building Quickly

11/3/2017 (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 Lynwood 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."

Water Damage to your Business in Lansing

7/20/2017 (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."

Fire safety for you business in Country Club Hills, IL

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

The fire services recommend this checklist to assist your small business in preventing damage that could be caused by fire:

  • Avoid storing or stockpiling flammable materials such as packaging materials or waste where they could be accessed by the public, including areas immediately outside your business premises.
  • Make sure all machinery is serviced as recommended by manufacturers and is kept clean. If possible, switch machinery off when the business is unattended.
  • Secure all doors, windows or other access points when the business is unattended, and make sure your business has adequate lighting to deter trespassers.
  • Ensure your business has an adequately serviced and functional fire alarm system that is suitable to your small business eg: Remote serviced alarm systems, sprinkler systems, thermal or smoke alarms etc.
  • If your business stores dangerous goods, ensure their storage and use adheres to legislative requirements.
  • Make sure your business has a written and practiced fire escape plan that includes full staff lists and designated meeting points.

Is your Matteson business prepared?

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call today to get started! (708) 747-9925 or visit www.SERVPRO.com/Ready 

Be Sure Your Business Is Prepared For a Disaster

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call us today and make sure your business is ready (708)747-9925

Commercial ties in the community

2/14/2017 (Permalink)

people sitting at desks in a circle looking at a projection screen Bill Wilczynski ingest the topics of conversation at the meeting.

SERVPRO's involvement at all levels in the community can not be understated. One of these levels is at the city and county economic level. Every town and city has a vested interest in trying to help their local business survive and thrive, providing much needed jobs to the members of their communities and also providing economic stimulus and tax revenue generation. 

The needs of business get interrupted when disaster strikes and it is vital to get their operations back up and running,  as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened." This is where the relationships you form with SERVPRO prior to the disaster striking are so important. Does your business already have a SERVPRO Representative (SMR) assigned to you? If not, complete a internet search for your local SERVPRO franchise and ask for one to be assigned to you. This SMR will go through the process of educating your business about all that they can do in advance of the coming disaster, to help you prepare so that when it happens, it is not as costly to you in downtime and lost production.       

There are many different ways to get involved with your community business members. Recently two of our SMR's attended the Kankakee County Economic Alliance meeting that was hosted at Olivet Nazarene University. Local and County business members and community leaders participated, where current happenings and futures plans were discussed. Building relationships at this level is key for when large events happen at this level, those leaders run in small circles and great relationships are needed here, so those business leaders can get their business's back up and running and restore their communities to like it was before the disaster.... "Like it never even happened." 

Commercial Buildings and Property Manager's Choice

11/2/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Services

Commercial Property owners and Property Managers are entrusted with keeping their businesses operational. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Matteson Homewood is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We've assisted some of the largest properties in the area following disasters. Lincoln Mall, McDonald's, Carsons, Flossmoor Library, Houses of Worship and many others have utilized our Commercial and Industrial Services. Facilities Managers rely on us to be Ready for Whatever Happens.

General Adjusters and Consulting firms from around the Chicago and Northwest Indiana region trust SERVPRO of Kankakee County with their must complex claims. Some of our specialties include

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Disaster Recovery Services 
  • Commercial Reconstruction

We are available around the clock to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services by calling Matteson Homewood at (708)747-9925.

Commercial Water Damage can Ruin Your Business

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Business in Matteson

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."

Fire Damage assist from MATTESON, IL

2/16/2014 (Permalink)

Assisting SERVPRO of Kankakee County from MATTESON, IL with the Large Loss Trailer

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood assisted SERVPRO of Kankakee County cleaning a restaurant fire damage in Bradley, IL. Commercial losses are one of our many specialties.

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (708) 747-9925