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Handling Commercial Water Damage in Downtown Chicago Calls for Expertise

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment The first step to resolving commercial water damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Water Damage Repair in Downtown Chicago

Water damage in a commercial establishment like a hotel can prevent you from doing business and affect the safety of your employees and patrons. Once you spot water damage signs, you must take action immediately. Commercial water damage repair requires a rigorous approach because of the structure and size of the building, the varying use of spaces, and the number of occupants. 

There is a time constraint when handling commercial water damage in Downtown Chicago since business must continue quickly. Water damage can cause moisture to seep into structures like drywall, wood, and carpet floors, triggering issues like warped wood, damaged drywall, and mold infestation. 

After enduring water damage, you must address multiple separate issues. That’s why SERVPRO’s water remediation services involve several steps. You may not require all services listed, but you can rest assured that we provide every service you need. We offer the following services: 

  • Inspection
  • Water extraction 
  • Dry out 
  • Mold removal  
  • Building repair 


This involves evaluating the affected areas using equipment like thermal imaging cameras to determine how far moisture traveled. 

Water Extraction

Our SERVPRO team can use pumps to remove water from the property. Pump strength is stated in terms of lift and volume capacity. If the stagnant water in your hotel is over two inches deep, our team can use submersible pumps with adequate volume capacity and lift capability to extract it. 

Dry Out

We can use air movers to quickly dry out your property so we can proceed with the remaining restoration process. Our SERVPRO team can also use powerful, large dehumidifiers to draw water from floors and walls to prevent structural issues and bacteria buildup. 

Mold Remediation

Following water damage, experiencing a mold infestation is common. SERVPRO uses effective techniques to remediate mold. 

Building Repair 

This phase of the restoration process involves repairing or rebuilding damaged walls, floors, and ceilings to restore a building to its preloss state. 

Hotel owners can count on SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale to offer effective and fast commercial water damage repairs. For professional remediation, call us today at (630) 830-6236.

Prepare for Possible Water Damage in a West Chicago Food Processing Plant

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

ERP on tablet SERVPRO's ERP Plan can prevent or at least mitigate water damage to your Chicago area warehouse, office, or retail shop.

The ERP Plan Can Help Minimize Chicago Water Damage

West Chicago is home to several large commercial food processing firms. The work in a meat processing plant requires pure, clean water in large quantities. If a leak or break results in water intrusion into the production areas, health and safety concerns demand that the water damage is remediated fast. Our experienced work crews are up to the challenge.

When cracked or corroded plumbing causes water damage in your West Chicago business, you must act immediately or risk a shutdown. Working hand in hand with our recovery and restoration experts even before the water failure event is the wisest course. The more we know about your business beforehand, the swifter and more focused our response.

Effective damage remediation requires first that the main source of the water be shut off. Then our crews get to work removing water with truck-mounted pumps and high-efficiency extractors. We can work even if the electricity is shut down for a time at your plant because we carry power generators with us. If you and our sales rep developed a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) before the water emergency, our team is much better prepared to find and remove all water and then get on with the tasks of drying out your commercial space.

Once the standing water is evacuated, commercial-sized air movers and dehumidifiers aim to reduce air and structural moisture levels to normal readings. During our assessment of your plant for the ERP, we note the type of building materials that will be soaked if flooding or leaking occurs. We are armed with the industry’s recommendations for drying targets given your company’s situation and work ceaselessly to achieve it if the worst happens.

The ERP provides us with floor plans, the location of utility lines and shutoffs, and the names and contacts of your vital contractors. To be sure that no time is lost, you designate trusted employees or executives to approve calling and engaging our services. SERVPRO emphasizes to business owners that speed is of the highest importance when dealing with water damage. If we demonstrate you chose us as your approved restoration contractor, we can get on with the work of remediating the water damage in your factory or other business without losing valuable time. A seamless effort from water removal to reconstruction. 

You are given a chance to communicate with us how your business works and your preferred priorities when restoration of your water-damaged premises begins. We can walk you through every step needed to return your business to its preloss condition, ready to continue production. We can develop options to keep at least part of your business running while we restore the rest.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale prepares every day to be ready for the opportunity to serve you should a water damage disaster occur. Contact us at (630) 830-6236 so we can work together to create a plan that minimizes your business's time while recovering from various emergencies.

Large Loss Water Removal for Carol Stream Offices

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

the front of Virgin Hotels building from a street view When your commercial property needs water removal and drying assistance, SERVPRO is the company that you need. We are standing by 24/7.

Special Equipment for Water Removal Services

Commercial properties are a growing part of the Carol Stream community and are as susceptible to water damage as the thousands of residences we serve. With Large Loss recovery, especially with focuses like water removal, there are varying levels of action that must be taken. Water removal services consist of three distinct stages of damage:

  • Surface water
  • Trapped moisture
  • Environmental moisture content

Truck-Mount Pumps

Water removal for Carol Stream offices and commercial structures requires several types of special equipment and tools. Large Loss projects require a higher production value for the equipment used, as the square footage is often much more considerable. With surface water threats, we can utilize our fleet's most powerful extraction device, the truck-mounted, engine-driven pump.

Trailered Generators

Trailered equipment is beneficial to the Large Loss recovery team, as they can hook vehicles up to these industrial-grade units and reach damaged sites quickly. Generators are particularly valuable to recovering water-damaged offices, as they can supply the needed power to many of the smaller tools used for restoration. In water removal terms, this can provide needed electricity for light wands, wet vacuums, and electric sump pumps.

Removing Humidity on a Broad Scale

Water removal also refers to the efforts made to reduce environmental moisture. Damp atmospheres are ideal for mold development, so we lean on trailered equipment like our desiccant dehumidifier with quick connect, lay-flat hoses for a fast roll-out into the building to provide dehumidification on multiple levels and multiple rooms of the facility as needed. 

However water removal is needed in a business, our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team has the tools to help. We appreciate the urgency of getting your company running normally again, so we are ready to get mitigation and restoration started 24/7 at the first notice of loss. Call today at (630) 830-6236. 

We Get You Back In Business In Carol Stream After A Water Damage Disaster

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking through ceiling tiles and damaging them Office water damage can happen very fast and will certainly prevent work. Call SERVPRO 24/7 to assess the damage and formulate a remediation plan.

Twice the Commercial Water Damage in Carol Stream Office

When commercial water damage strikes, it is vital that the extraction and drying process begins as fast as possible to limit loss to the structure and contents. However, sometimes unexpected things happen.

After a pipe burst in a ceiling resulting in commercial water damage in a Carol Stream office building, there were copious amounts of water on the floor. After extraction of the water in the affected areas, intense storms rolled through the area, and a previously damaged portion of the roof resulted in more water entering the property through the drop ceiling.

Actions to Halt Further Loss

SERVPRO technicians tarp over damaged roof areas, so no further water enters the property while restoration services are ongoing. They use portable pumps to pull the moisture out of the carpeting and remove the baseboards so they can extract the water before it wicks into the sheetrock.

Drying Configurations

Part of each SERVPRO technician's extensive training includes devising the best method to dry each property they work on. Glue-down carpet tends to delaminate when exposed to moisture for too long. The techs work quickly to extract as much water as possible with their equipment so they can move on to the drying phase of restoration. They carefully set up air movers to deliver the maximum amount of airflow to the structure and strategically place the dehumidification equipment to ensure the moisture gets ported away as the loss area dries.

Wet Contents and Limiting Disruption

The techs try to create as little disturbance as possible when they perform their water damage restoration services. Any contents moved to another area for cleaning gets documented, photographed, and included in a detailed report. They have specialized equipment for drying essential documents vital to the business. In the case of electronics compromised by water, the techs can bring in a certified expert to determine if the devices are safe for reuse or need repairs.

Commercial water damage needs fast cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236, and the techs arrive on-site quickly to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened."

Scoping Contents of Carol Stream Shops After Fire Damage

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

a fire ablaze in a shop Commercial fire damage can certainly slow down your business. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to assess and remediate the damage in your shop.

Fire Restoration Requires Efficient Cleanup of Inventory in Carol Stream Stores

Fires can occur from multiple sources, making them highly disruptive and destructive, regardless of their size. Protecting what matters most means employing skilled and experienced SERVPRO professionals to quickly assess the damage and calculate the appropriate restoration response.

Scoping the Damage

Pre-job scoping means more than evaluating the need for fire restoration in Carol Stream shops. While inspections can help to catalog impacted structural elements and the migration of fire loss effects, it is also an avenue to document damage and marring of contents. For a shop, the wares are the foundation of the business, so careful considerations must be made into:

  • Salvageability – this means understanding the likelihood that even advanced restoration and recovery strategies would yield positive results.
  • Physical Damage – this goal is to learn how fire has physically impacted the item's appearance, including soot damage or blistering.
  • Secondary Damages – these effects can ruin contents but can be resolved without often impacting the aesthetics.

On-Site Cleaning and Relocation

After determining the extent of the damage, SERVPRO technicians must determine how restoration is possible. Relocation, for example, protects at-risk contents from soot, odor, and water damages common after a fire. On-site cleaning is reserved for light smoke damage manageable without sophisticated tools or approaches.

Move-Out Service

Advanced cleaning and focused restoration attention for objects and items from your shop are possible. In many cases, any degree of damage is considered a loss for the recognizable franchise stores, but there might be more of an urgency to recover even deeply damaged inventory at our nearby SERVPRO facility rather than suffer the investment loss.

Fire restoration must often include specific steps and strategies to protect the wares and inventory of the damaged shop or boutique. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team can determine if contents can be salvaged and what restoration strategy might work. Let us get you open and serving your customers again by calling (630) 830-6236.

What to Do if Water Damage Leaves Your Carol Stream Property Heavily Soiled

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

office worker stranded on desk in flooded office SERVPRO extracts water damaged commercial space in Bloomingdale swiftly, We're Faster Ro Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Provides Qualified Teams to Manage Water Damages in Carol Stream Properties

Water intrusion precipitates various outcomes in any property. Heavy soiling can happen, especially if the water affects hallways, receptions, and other heavily trafficked areas of your Car Stream premises. As people step on stagnant water, moisture spreads further from the source and mixes with residues like dust, thus heavily soiling surfaces.

Heavy soiling is as inconvenient as many other types of water damage that affect Carol Stream properties. An appropriate response is necessary to manage the situation, and if you call SERVPRO, you can benefit from the best resources that facilitate better outcomes.

An appropriate water restoration approach should offer:

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Faster turnaround
  • Minimal inconveniences

Various approaches can help manage soiling from water intrusion. Where possible, expediting water extraction or containing the wet areas can minimize moisture migration or keep people from venturing into the spaces to spread soils. However, these two actions require the right resources. Intervention from SERVPRO can limit the spreading or quickly reverse it. We use fast water extractors such as truck-mounted pumps. We can set up contaminants around the affected areas or place warning signs to limit the number of people venturing in.

Keeping Your Business in Business

Completing water cleanup in good time is essential to minimize the inconvenience and limit costs brought about by material deterioration or extended closure of your operations. Our SERVPRO teams add an aspect of automation for most of the tasks since we have sophisticated equipment like rotating brushes for agitating surfaces, different types of dehumidifiers, and air movers for moisture management, among others.

While soiling from water intrusion is inconvenient, cleanup and other restoration processes can be equally inconveniencing. SERVPRO technicians use approaches that minimize restoration-related inconveniences, such as cleaning agents emitting strong odors, staining, or corroding materials. We use phosphate-free and rapidly bio-degrading cleaning products with zero VOCs for most cleaning tasks.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can respond to any water damage incident at your premises. Call us at (630) 830-6236 for solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

How can SERVPRO Help Bloomingdale Businesses After Flood Damage?

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

filtration flow thru HEPA SERVPRO removes flooding and damage from Bloomingdale businesses and also improves IAQ indoor air quality

SERVPRO can save Bloomingdale businesses time and money in flood damage restoration

Restoration of flood damage to your Bloomingdale commercial space involves much more than simply getting rid of the accumulated water from your property. SERVPRO restorers put a lot of effort into drying the structure as quickly as possible to prevent lasting damage.   

It is equally important for the SERVPRO techs to check microbial growth while restoring flood damage to Bloomingdale establishments. While SERVPRO techs use appropriate biocides to control the growth of microbes in flooded environments, it is important to remove contaminants from the air as well. Air movement from drying equipment can cause contaminants to be aerosolized and spread to unaffected areas. SERVPRO techs use air filtration devices (AFDs) to prevent this from happening.

What are air filtration devices (AFDs) that SERVPRO restorers use during water cleanup of Bloomingdale commercial spaces?

An AFD is a device that concurrently moves and filters air from your flood-affected Bloomingdale property. AFDs are fitted with HEPA filters that can remove airborne particles by trapping them in the filter. An AFD allows the restorers to control the amount of aerosolized contaminants.

As AFDs can filter the air efficiently, they also function like air scrubbers. However, the effectiveness of an AFD depends on the proper use of filters installed. SERVPRO tech uses a layering approach to set up the filters. The following three types of filters are commonly employed in an air filtration device-

  • Primary filter: It is the outermost, poly-spun, or pleated filter that acts as a pre-filter. It captures large debris and contaminants.
  • Pleated filter: The second layer is rated with a higher capture rate than the primary filter.
  • HEPA filter: It is the final layer of filtration. HEPA filters remove 99.97 percent of particles/contaminants with a size of 0.3 microns or larger.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 for 24/7 assistance.  

How Long Is Water Removal From My Carol Stream Supplies Warehouse Likely To Take?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water extraction tools Our technicians are prepared with the training and state of the art equipment your property needs after a water incident.

SERVPRO Provides Equipment and A Skilled Team to Help Expedite Water Removal From Your Premises

A burst pipe or other plumbing problem in your Carol Stream supplies store that releases significant amounts of water can paralyze operations or even cause widespread damages. Regardless of what other restoration steps you decide to take, you have to remove the intruding water. SERVPRO has the resources to help any Carol Stream facility handle such removal exercises fast. 

Are There Standard Water Extraction Timelines?

When making plans for water removal from your Carol Stream warehouse, you must remember that each situation is unique. Therefore, you should not rely on timelines from other cases you have heard of as your yardstick when trying to establish how long it might take to remove water from your facility. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you get a realistic timeline by considering:

  • The total surface area of affected areas
  • The percentage of porous and semi-porous materials affected
  • Arrangement of fixtures within the structure

The only standard timelines you should worry about are those related to damage to materials in Carol Stream. For instance, mold development, which can affect most organic materials, starts within 24 to 48 hours after such materials are exposed. Dealing with the intruding water before such development becomes permanent damage is crucial. A timely response can prevent many other problems.

In most cases, water removal involves two distinct stages, starting with the extraction of the water pooling on the floor or other surfaces, and after that, drying any wet building materials and contents is essential. The estimated water removal time should factor in how long each stage is likely to take, thus establishing the overall timeline. Normally, the process can take as little as 12 hours to as long as a couple of weeks, depending on the amount of water involved.

Is a Fast Response All it Takes For Efficient Water Removal?

It takes more than a speedy response to remove water from your facility, restoring it to its preloss state. Some of the other important things include:

  • Sophisticated water extraction equipment
  • Structural drying skills
  • An auxiliary resource such as moving equipment
  • Building skills

An early start helps in many ways, including minimizing the absorption of water by materials or other forms of moisture migration, thus improving turnaround time. However, other strategies are necessary to manage additional challenges.

One unique challenge of water removal from warehouses is the large open floors, which are also relatively level. Such floors can collect considerable amounts of water even when there are no noticeable water pools. If a casual observation is the only basis for planning the removal, it is possible to underestimate the resources needed for removal. Our SERVPRO crews on their training and experience when planning how to respond to an incident, so we always have suitable resources, including truck-mounted water extractors, which can facilitate the removal of significant water volumes, fast.

How Do Building Skills Help With Water Removal?

Although it is easy to reach most of the spilled water, some filters into hidden areas, especially wall cavities or subfloors. Removing such water may require disassembly or demolition of the affected area. Fixtures within the facility, such as racks or pallets, can also hinder smooth water extraction, necessitating their removal. 

Our SERVPRO technicians use a combination of methods to open up different assemblies, whether it is ceilings, walls, or floors. Once open, it is easier to remove water within the cavities. We can drill weep holes to release water from an area such as the ceiling. We can also make cuts on wall panels to open up wet areas for extraction purposes and to remove damaged materials. Such tasks require some building skills to prevent unnecessary destruction of materials. We rebuild the demolished areas after finishing the restoration, eliminating any traces of an incident, "Like it never even happened."

Drying properties affected by water spills is necessary since moisture is destructive to the structure as well as the contents stored in the facility. Leaving wet materials can lead to repetitive mold development and bad odor. High humidity can also damage the contents stored in your facility, mainly if you deal with foodstuffs or electronics. We set up air movers around your facility to expedite evaporation. Dehumidifiers also help extract moisture from the air. Our technicians monitor moisture levels and move the equipment around from time to time to ensure maximum efficiency, thus expediting the drying process.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale has significant experience dealing with a water spill in commercial establishments. Call us at (630) 830-6236 to help restore operations at your Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, or Addison facility.

Fire Damage Restoration For Auto Shop Owners In Bloomingdale

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

A man standing in an auto shop Let SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale help save your auto shop from fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO to Keep Your Shop Open During Cleanup from Fires

40% of all US businesses fail after a fire occurs, and 25% of those often go out of business within the following year, while 90% of them never make it longer than 2-years due to the expenses involved in recovery. If these percentages impact your business, it becomes very personal.

Without having employees, managers, and owners prepared to cope with fire damage on your Bloomingdale property, all of the time, effort, and preparations to open a quality auto shop may be for naught. Plans for dealing with recurring disasters can be forgotten, or it may be that you never have the capital to do so. Regardless, not having the right restoration company on your side does not help. Ask us about our ERP Plan, Emergency READY Profile Plan to help prevent or mitigate damages from fire or water. 

Fire Restoration

Auto shop fires are unforgiving. If the flames themselves fail to reach business documents, smoke, ash, and soot can still take their toll. Document drying and restoration provided by SERVPRO can make all the difference in recovering valuable documents. It is important to record everything after a fire; this includes keeping a history of all expenses, phone call logs, and actions anyone takes towards recovery. 

In most cases, you likely lease the space where you run your shop, making it just as important to contact your property owner as it does to let your insurance company know what has happened. You may even need to arrange for security to prevent thieves and vandals from entering the surrounding area. Always avoid leaving until proper security is in place. 

If the building has exterior breaches, board-up and roof tarp assistance may be necessary to prevent exposure to outdoor elements. SERVPRO provides its customers with excellent services that can save what remains until you have a chance to begin restoration and shut down any utilities that may cause further damage.  

A fire occurring in your shop does not necessarily mean that you have to close. If it is at all possible, SERVPRO helps you remain operating, cordoning off sections under repair, and keeping you running while your restoration is underway.  

Be savvy about performing restoration and repairs. Have a trusted partner, like SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale, respond to your call for help. (630) 830-6236

Grease Fire Recovery in Carol Stream -- Prompt And Professional

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

a person cooking with fire coming from the stove Fire damage can literally shut down your business. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation when facing such a situation.

SERVPRO Eliminates Lingering Odors After Fire Damage at Your Grill or Restaurant

Happy hour and appetizers are the go-to draws of many local bars and grills. A kitchen fire extinguishes the fun and sends customers looking for another after-work hangout. Avoid disappointing your customers and permanently losing business by engaging an industry-leading restoration company like SERVPRO.

A mistake engulfs your restaurant kitchen in flames. The fire damage to your Carol Stream business needs a fast and professional response to get your popular brewpub and eatery back on track. We have the experience, highly qualified work crews, and equipment to restore the destruction quickly and safely.

Grease fires spread heavy, sticky smoke throughout the kitchen, invading other areas of your restaurant as well. Chemical extinguishers are most effective on this type of fire, water being a dangerous response as the flaming grease floats on liquids used to snuff out the blaze. The combination of thick, greasy soot and chemical residue is a real challenge to clean yet is a common problem in commercial kitchen fires. SERVPRO recognizes that clients reach out frequently for help after this particular disaster, and we prepare accordingly.

Fire Damage Restoration Training

Our IICRC-certified technicians receive advanced training in grease fire restoration, ready to start efficiently cleaning the debris away and assessing for any necessary repairs and deodorization after the cleanup completes. Although the problems overwhelm you and your kitchen staff, we have the answers and plan for a comprehensive restoration that happens swiftly.

Cooktops and cabinets need thorough scrubbing with professional products to remove the almost impervious coating caused by the greasy combustion. Cautious use of solvents and abrasive pads are likely to be necessary, and our workers are familiar with the proper use of these techniques. Unpleasant odors must not linger in your restaurant as your customers associate delicious aromas with your success. Grease fires are notorious for permeating pervasive stenches, but our SERVPRO team has the strategies and equipment to eliminate the acrid burning smell. We may employ air scrubbers during the cleaning phase, machines that use negative pressure to contain and filter out the offending odor.

Odor Removal 

We use one or several methods to eradicate the odor, beginning with removing the sooty debris and finishing, if necessary, with cutting-edge technology. Members of the crew hold certifications in thermal fogging, a method that replicates the way the smell invaded your restaurant. SERVPRO technicians also inspect venting systems for tenacious odors, recommending sealing hard-to-clean areas and replacing all filters.

Call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 when a grease fire threatens to close down your restaurant for good. We assess the situation and implement a restoration plan that starts the food and drinks flowing again soon.

How Does Mold Removal Happen in a Carol Stream Apartment Building?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold on ceiling and wall Act quickly when tenants report mold to keep the issue from spreading. SERVPRO is your professional mold remediation provider.

Fast Remediation Actions Protect Carol Stream Residential Structures From Microbial Threats

A property manager for an apartment complex must be mindful of the condition of the grounds at all times. With issues like flooding, high humidity, and powerful wind/rainstorms common to the Greater Chicago area, mold development might not be uncommon to find. Some signals that mold could exist in your apartment building include:

  • Spotting
  • Foul odors
  • Structural degradation
  • Moist areas

How Does Sandblasting Work to Remove Active Colonies? 

Much of the aggressive tactics used for mold removal in Carol Stream commercial properties are most effective and efficient. Because mold organisms can move fast through facilitating environments, it is critical to begin removing active colonization as soon as possible. Dry cleaning and remediation methods like sandblasting can prevent conditions in the damaged area from allowing mold growth while simultaneously eliminating surface organisms and seated roots of the organism on porous surfaces. High-pressured air and sand blast away mold growth often without compromising the underlying substrate.

When apartment buildings become impacted by mold growth, hundreds could be in the path of these destructive organisms. Our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team has efficient mold removal tactics and can make these damages “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (630) 830-6236.

What To Do About Drywall Water Damage In Carol Stream?

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling that is peeling Drywall gets damaged very quickly when wet. Contact SERVPRO for technicians and the necessary equipment to get the job done right.

SERVPRO helps Carol Stream stores with water damage restoration

Carol Stream is a small, friendly community in Dupage County, Illinois. The village gets its unusual name from its Founder’s daughter, Carol.

DuPage County is a fascinating place to visit, where you will find plenty to see and do, including:

  • Miles of beautiful Tallgrass Prairie, a native ecosystem where you can see wildlife and many beautiful colored flowers.
  • The site of the second highest-energy particle accelerator in the world.
  • Fascinating architectural gems, including Sears Catalogue kit homes and the grand Byzantine Palace-inspired Medinah Country Club.

The area is also home to woodlands and wetlands and a vast array of public parks. You are never far from the great outdoors when you are near Carol Stream.

Carol Stream is excellent for families

Carol Stream might be small, but it has plenty to do. If you base yourself in this friendly village of under 4000 residents, you will not be bored. Bring the family and explore some of the famous family attractions in the area, including:

  • Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park offers bouncy entertainment whatever the weather. Kids can show off their jumping skills, bounce off the soft sloping surfaces, play dodgeball, or just have fun in the foam pit. You can also hold parties there.
  • Cosley Zoo lets kids get up close with domestic farm animals and native Illinois creatures. See shy deer and graceful foxes, or pet a goat or a soft llama. There are educational activities all year round, and you can even stay overnight at the zoo or become a zookeeper for the day.
  • Funflatables in nearby Bloomingdale is conveniently located near the central shopping district and makes an excellent break for bored kids. Children can play and have fun on the many inflatables or take part in an obstacle course. Even little ones can join in with the toddler-friendly area.
  • Coral Cove Water Park is perfect for slide and splash adventures or just for relaxing in the large family walk-in pool. Adventurous kids will love the tube slides, which are the tallest in DuPage County.

If the kids still have energy to burn, Carol Stream has multiple parks to keep them entertained. The community boasts 36 parks, with facilities for everything from sledding and volleyball, to fishing and roller-blading. Adults will not miss out on the fun, either. Carol Stream has adult leagues for sports, including soccer, flag football, hockey, softball, and basketball.

SERVPRO helps care for drywall in stores after water damage

Drywall is quite literally one of the building blocks of any store. Drywall is a gypsum panel with thick sheets of paper used in the construction of walls and ceilings.

Unfortunately, drywall is susceptible to water damage due to its absorbent properties. That is why you should call SERVPRO after water damage in your store. If the water reaches the drywall, the panels could lose structural integrity.

SERVPRO can help by:

  • Removing wallpaper so water cannot hide behind it.
  • Testing moisture levels in drywall and wall cavities.
  • Drying the area with fans and air movers.
  • Arranging for replacement drywall if needed.

For water damage restoration you can trust, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

Handling Mold Removal in Your Retail Space

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling A small mold infestation can turn into something big fast. Call the SERVPRO team for mold remediation services.

SERVPRO helps Carol Stream business owners with careful, efficient mold removal processes!

As a Carol Stream business owner, you need to ensure your retail location is a pleasant environment for all customers coming through the doors. Should you suspect mold development, you need to act fast before it multiplies. SERVPRO is available for mold remediation services to ensure your commercial space is Certified: SERVPRO Clean!

Mold travels through the air and colonizes rapidly when given the right environment, which is why you need prompt action for mold removal in Carol Stream. These are some things that you need to know about mold and the potential harm it can cause:

  • Mold is microscopic and easily becomes airborne if disturbed
  • Spores settle on surfaces and thrive on organic materials and moist spaces
  • It is not uncommon for mold to fester within HVAC systems and ductwork
  • You must control the relative humidity levels in your retail location to prevent mold growth
  • Mold often puts out potent, musty odors
  • Due to the potential health effects, it is best to seek help from skilled mold remediation technicians

Keep in mind that even a small mold infestation can turn into something significant in a short period. Our team at SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale is here to help when you need rapid mold removal at your commercial space. Call (630) 830-6236 to have our crew sent to your business for assessment!

Explore a Modernist Architectural Marvel Near Carol Stream

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

a flyer for the museum with a picture of it included It will be exciting to see the community at the Schweikher home for tours!

Carol Stream Locals Invited to Tour a 20th-Century Design Landmark

Carol Stream residents are cordially welcomed to the Schweikher home and studio in nearby Schaumburg. This home was crafted in 1938 as a unique fusion of eastern and western design sentiments for the twentieth century. Carol Stream residents can tour this house on South Meacham Road on Friday, December 18, from 11:00 a.m. to noon or from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Your docent (tour guide) covers the following during the tour, which primarily takes place on one floor of the home:

  • The chronology of the Schweikher home’s construction and inspirations
  • More about the life and Modernist sentiments of architect and owner Paul Schweikher
  • The history of the second owners, the Langsdorfs

Tour participants should arrive at least ten minutes before the tour begins. Visitors are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing protocols during their tour. They can either take off shoes or wear facility-provided shoe coverings to preserve the property. Photography is highly encouraged.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale renders commercial water damage mitigation for Carol Stream facilities when owners call (630) 830-6236.

Experience Bloomington Like Lincoln Did

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Abraham Lincoln Join us on an adventure, learning about the history of Abraham Lincoln in Bloomington.

See the places in Bloomington and hear the stories that shaped the political future of Abraham Lincoln. 

There is no mistaking the historical significance of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. In Bloomington alone, there are multiple tours and events dedicated to his time spent as a representative for the state and the President. Looking for Lincoln is an ongoing tour that runs year-round that is self-guided with CD-audio tracks for multiple sites.

You can record this elaborate adventure with the help of the McLean County Museum of History passport program. This allows visitors to get stamps in their National Park Service passport for each site on the tour, and you can begin this passport process at any of the National Heritage sites on the Looking for Lincoln plan.

Whether it is one of the 13 historical sites on this tour or your personal business, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help with debris removal and fire cleanup in Bloomington after a disaster. Give us a call at (630) 830-6236, anytime you need us.

What Fire Effects Threaten Multiple Units of Your Carol Stream Apartment Complex?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Restoring units for several tenants is the property manager's responsibility, making professional fire restoration critical to begin immediately after a disaster. 

Any fire loss situation to one of the apartments in a Carol Stream complex that you own can be devastating to the unit. Confined spaces can often mean thicker smoke and soot residues, and greater concentrations of smoke and burning odors. As challenging as this situation might be for an individual apartment when you consider that multiple units adjacent and adjoining through shared walls and floor/ceiling systems could also become impacted, there is a sense of urgency to restore the damage. 

As a leading team for fire restoration in Carol Stream and the Greater Bloomingdale area, we have effective strategies to manage fire effects in communal areas like the lobby and hallways, but also the direct impact to residences that you must address when disasters strike your structure. 

What Threats Are the Most Problematic for Restorers? 

Several loss effects and damaged areas can give our restoration team the most trouble with the property's recovery, including:

  • Soot/Smoke Residues – Partial combustion can leave thick residues on an apartment's walls and contents, which often takes several products and approaches to remove entirely. 
  • Air Quality Control – Circulating soot and debris can be hazardous to those exposed without the appropriate personal protective equipment and can spread quickly through trafficked areas like hallways. 
  • Smoke Odors – Combustion creates harsh and noxious scents that spread in communal areas, but can also penetrate porous building materials to damage neighboring apartments to the source.
  • Structural Weaknesses – Fires can be highly destructive to structural elements like joists, supports, flooring, and ceiling materials. Controlled demolition and build back are almost always needed after structure fires. 

Because so many tenants can become affected by a single loss incident, it is essential to entrust the property to capable fire restorers like our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team at (630) 830-6236.

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How Do You Recover From Flooding In Carol Stream?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help Manage the Restoration of Your Carol Stream School after Flood Damage for a Satisfactory Outcome

Whether a torrential downpour or a storm causes the flooding at your school, you have to make plans for the recovery, which in many cases, requires elaborate procedures to achieve the desired goals. SERVPRO can send a team of qualified technicians to your Carol Stream facility within a few hours to help perform various restoration tasks.

Which steps have a significant impact when addressing flood damage incidents in Carol Stream?

    •    Proper documentation of the loss
    •    Water extraction and moisture management
    •    Removal and renovation of deteriorated materials

A flooding incident in Carol Stream may only last a couple of minutes but still fill the classes, offices, or even the gym with significant amounts of water. In most of the rooms, the water drains out on its own when floodwaters outside the structure recede. However, you need to make plans for extraction in some sections of the property, especially if the floors are set at a lower elevation than the ground level outside the structure. Barriers such as wall panels or floor fittings can also prevent the smooth flow of water from the structure once flooding recedes in other areas.

Our SERVPRO technicians help facilitate faster water removal from the structure in many ways, including:
    •    Making flood cuts to release water from wall cavities
    •    Punching weep holes or vent holes
    •    Extracting it using state of the art water extractors

Why is it necessary to document damage from flooding?

Recording the extent of damages caused by flooding is essential for several reasons, including:
    •    Easing the process of seeking insurance compensation
    •    Establishing ways to flood-proof the property
    •    Helping trace valuable items after the incident

Once the floodwaters start rising inside your school structures, you may decide to take immediate remedial action such as moving file cabinets or other emergency steps, especially in a bid to save paper materials from exposure to water or excess moisture. However, making such moves before an adjuster arrives at your premises can complicate the process of claiming compensation.

Proper documentation can help you save your valuables while providing sufficient evidence to your insurer that the loss occurred. You can also tell exactly which areas the water reaches for other purposes, such as decontamination. Our SERVPRO technicians help with such documentation by taking photos and videos of the entire loss site. We start with photos taken at the entrance of the affected structures before we capture specific areas inside the property.

Which flood proofing steps can help prevent future loss?

Some flooding situations, such as rising groundwater breaching the property, are difficult to prevent since they affect vast areas. However, if the water infiltrates the property because of poor landscaping or problems with gutters, you can make changes that help prevent future loss. Perusing photos showing the buildings submerged in water after the incident is resolved can help you decide where to make changes.

What level of decontamination is necessary?

Floodwaters introduce a wide range of contaminants, including biohazards and chemicals, into the buildings they affect. For a learning institution, such contaminants can pose grave risks considering the learners make contact with the affected surfaces frequently, especially when playing. Sanitizing all the areas affected by the floodwater is necessary to remove all traces of the contaminants.

Decontamination may require several steps depending on the materials you have and the condition of the water that affects the property. Our technicians help clean heavily soiled surfaces such as tiled floors to remove contaminated residues. If drywall and other porous materials are soaked in the floodwaters, we perform controlled demolition of the affected section to remove the contaminated material.

In addition to removing the visible soils, we also take care of invisible contaminants, such as traces of bacteria deposited by the floodwaters around the affected surfaces. We use chemical agents such as antimicrobials, which inhibit the microbial growth, and disinfectants such as phenols or alcohols, which kill 99% of the organisms they contact.

One challenge that you might experience when trying to decontaminate surfaces is the poor distribution of the chemical agent used. Most agents require physical contact with the targeted substance for at least 10 minutes to neutralize it. When dealing with vast areas such as classrooms or halls, it is possible to miss some areas. Our technicians overcome this by using equipment such as pump sprayers or fogging equipment to deliver the product in a mist that spreads evenly in all affected areas.

The road to recovery might be daunting when your institution in Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, or Addison is affected by a flooding incident. SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help ease the burden. Call us at (630) 830-6236 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Minimize the Impact of Water Damage to my Carol Stream Business?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Quick Water Removal Services by A Team of Professionals Can Help Save Your Business in Carol Stream

In Business, sometimes, we need to face tough decisions. Marketing, pricing, and inventory are all within our control, but occasionally Mother Nature throws us a curveball and challenges the status quo. When facing problems outside of your area of expertise, it is best to call a professional service.

When you need to address water damage to your commercial establishment in Carol Stream, SERVPRO is the professional crew to call. Not only are we available around the clock to serve your needs, but we also hold certifications verifying our expertise in water damage restoration. Leaving the cleanup process to our team goes hand in hand with minimizing your loss.

How long do I need to close my Business after there is water damage?

There is no set time for water restoration to be complete. Each Business requires a personalized plan to reopen to the public. If you are in the food industry, our SERVPRO team takes into consideration any health department regulations relevant to your business.

Many customers think that water damage is about removing all traces of water and humidity, but we know that success lies in restoring moisture to its normal levels. For us to achieve this goal, we use industry-grade tools, including infra-red moisture sensors to alert us to any water accumulations. By identifying excess liquid in your wall cavities, flooring and furniture, we can choose extraction equipment from the following:

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Wand extractors
  • Submersible pumps

Failure to extract all excess moisture can leave a favorable environment for mold to proliferate and pose a biohazard to your Business. By paying close attention to the restoration process now, you can avoid future complications.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale is your partner during an emergency. Call us at (630) 830-6236 and let us be your guide to restore your Business as soon as possible. Like you, we aim to leave your place, "Like it never even happened."

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We Get You Back In Business In Carol Stream After A Flood

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Severe Spring Storms Threaten Carol Stream Businesses with Flood Damage

Winter moves on just in time for the rumble of thunder as rain sweeps from the western prairie towards Carol Stream. Damage to your commercial building from torrential precipitation resulting in overland flash flooding often occurs without much warning during volatile circumstances as the temperature warms and moisture builds in the air. Although the timing of a flooding loss might be unpredictable, business owners can prepare to minimize the effects on contents, equipment, and operations.

Flooding Can Impact Day to Day Business

When flood damages Carol Stream commercial spaces as owner or manager, you might fear a temporary shutdown is inevitable.

Taking your products or services out of the marketplace even briefly can force your customers to look elsewhere, and they might not return. The fast and efficient flooding mitigation and remediation efforts of our trained and certified crews help eliminate the uncertainty your clientele feels, restoring confidence and solidifying their loyalty to your brand.

Commonsense Adaptations

Long before the skies open with several inches of rain in a short period, SERVPRO recommends you rethink storage and equipment placement choices. Moving critical paperwork offsite and availing yourself of digitization are two strategies. Packing records in waterproof containers and stashing them above the potential flood line is another. Raise equipment and HVAC and other systems several inches above the floor to minimize the effects of flooding 

Expert Help for Water Removal and Drying

Even if you took steps to limit flood damage to contents and equipment, the flood water requires active removal to prevent structural damage. Nearly every type of commercial building material is vulnerable to water damage, and the contaminants in Category 3 flood water demand even water-impervious surfaces receive deep cleaning and disinfection to ensure safety when full business operations resume. SERVPRO offers a scalable response, able to bring in enough equipment and technicians to pump and extract flood water fast, keeping in mind the 24 to 48-hour timeframe when mold damage can begin. EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants clear the pathogens that otherwise might linger. Then we use research-based drying methods to normalize moisture levels in materials and stabilize humidity appropriate for your operations.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale stands ready to help commercial customers struggling with flooding after extreme weather. Call (630) 830-6236 to schedule an assessment and plan for recovery.

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We Discuss Common Issues After A Fire In Glendale Heights

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Common Issues After Commercial Fire Damage in Glendale Heights Properties

Whether it's an apartment complex or a brick and mortar business, there are several common issues after fire damage to a commercial property. One thing they all have in common is, they require professional cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO technicians handle commercial fire damage in Glendale Heights properties on both small and large scales. Several aspects commonly occur that technicians encounter.

Water Damage After a Fire
When firefighters use water to extinguish a fire, it leaves behind copious amounts of additional damage. SERVPRO technicians extract the water and move out items too damaged by fire and water for restoration.

Pack Out Stock and Property Contents
In cases where only a portion of the property received the effects of fire damage, containment is vital. Separating the fire loss area from other areas assists in limiting the spread of soot, which carries a foul odor as well as being unhealthy. The technicians may choose to remove stock or contents to another area of the property or perform a pack out to secure storage.

Air Quality During Fire Damage Mitigation
SERVPRO technicians ensure there is adequate ventilation during fire loss cleanup and also deploy air scrubbers to capture airborne particulate matter, particularly odor-causing soot. In some situations, the technicians use negative air chambers to limit the spread of soot.

Cleaning Smoke Residues
No matter if the fire happened in a multi-unit residential complex or a business, smoke damage is commonly an issue on surfaces in the vicinity of the fire. The technicians choose from a vast array of cleaners and solvents to release the grip of the residues on various surfaces. The technicians adjust the alkalinity as needed adding other agents to the cleaning solutions.

Removal of Smoke Odors
That slight smokey odor is not something property owners have to learn to live with and can be bad for business, especially in a high-traffic establishment such as a restaurant. It is actually an indicator that odor-causing soot remains on-site. SERVPRO skilled technicians have a diverse array of equipment to neutralize pungent odors of any size and remove all traces of the fire loss.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 when your property requires commercial fire damage cleanup. The trained and certified technicians make the fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Know Your Ally in Protecting Your Bloomingdale Business

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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We will have your best interest especially in the midst of your water damage in Bloomingdale. 

Being a business owner is loaded with responsibility. Aside from the marketing and promotion of your services, you also worry about the physical location housing your product. For example, if you own a beauty salon, your fixtures and equipment need to be in optimal shape, just as you purchase the top quality product for your clientele. What many entrepreneurs fail to anticipate is the need for professional services to restore their shop in case of water damage. Most people only consider making a call to the landlord, but forget to research reputable restoration companies ahead of time. Knowing whom to call in case of an emergency can save precious time and money and protect your financial well-being.

To protect your commercial venture in Bloomingdale from the effects of water damage, you should be ready to contact SERVPRO. Our team is available 24/7 to move quickly into your storefront and protect all aspects of your business, including inventory as well as the actual structure. All you need to do is call so our Green Fleet applies its expertise to your benefit. Together, we can protect your beauty products and fixtures from the effects of the water.

A pressing concern when a water event occurs is the time needed to restore your business. Every moment you close to the public is a loss in unearned income. Our SERVPRO technicians train to drive the restoration process efficiently. Knowing the inner workings of  equipment such as air circulators, drying mats, and dehumidifiers allows for efficiency. By applying a theoretical framework to your job, we can minimize the time needed to dry your shop, hence mitigating your financial loss fully. Aside from our technical understanding of the theory, we also count on advanced industry-grade equipment to probe into wall cavities and under flooring materials to dry them without causing additional damage.

Just like you are a trusted vendor to your patrons, so is SERVPRO of Carol Stream/East Bloomingdale a trusted provider. Just call us at (630) 830-6236 so our technicians can guide you in leaving your business “Like it never even happened.”

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If Odors Linger After A Fire In Your A Carol Stream Craft Store, Call Our Experts!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the situation, our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Limiting The Spread Of Fire Odor In A Carol Stream Craft Store

Multiple effects can continually threaten your Carol Stream craft store affected by even a smaller-scale fire loss incident. Among the most challenging of these to sufficiently address and eliminate are odors from smoke and combustion. While many have sought the expertise and industry-leading equipment that arrives with our SERVPRO professionals, there are things that you can do to prevent the spread of these harsh and overwhelming threats throughout the store. The more efficiently you can quarantine the symptoms, the less likely it is that your business would need to close its doors throughout the restoration process.

Considering that craft stores are not on every corner, fire damage to Carol Stream businesses in this niche can be devastating to a fanbase accustomed to popping in and out for the small items or accessories needed. Consequences like smoke odors can penetrate materials and objects, which can present a risk to the investments that you have made in your inventory and the effectiveness of these items for your customers.

Fabrics are particularly susceptible to spreading fire odors, as softer materials can absorb these molecular compounds and hold them. With the hundreds of yards you have on stock, this can be a very destructive situation. The only way to recover these items entirely is through the use of sophisticated deodorization equipment like UV and thermal foggers. These are standard tools for our SERVPRO fire loss recovery team, but they can also often get rented for short periods from local hardware and home improvement locations.

Reducing the movement of these damaging effects often involves quarantining the affected areas with plastic sheeting and other physical barriers. Depending on your knowledge of these preventative measures, tactics like this can often be more productive – and help you to keep your doors open throughout restoration – when you seek the professionalism and expertise of our technicians.

Preventing the spread of odors throughout your craft store can be a distinct challenge for unskilled or unprepared business owners. No matter how severe the situation, our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (630) 830-6236.

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We Are The Leaders In Bloomingdale Fire Damage Restoration

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

We have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire.

Getting Back to Business after Commercial Fire Damage in Bloomingdale

Your business plan probably does not account for the devastation a fire could bring to your Bloomingdale company. Reviewing your options to recover quickly from a fire loss now goes a long way toward readying your staff and your property in case the worst does happen. Consider consulting with our experienced team to evaluate whether your commercial property has apparent vulnerabilities that can lead to a fire or make the damage hard to remediate.

Commercial fire damage is a common reason for your Bloomingdale shop, restaurant, or hotel to face temporary closure. Even a few days of shuttered doors can encourage your customers to seek out alternatives. The clock is ticking when fire eliminates or hampers your ability to provide the products and services the community relies on from your business.

Schedule an inspection from an experienced SERVPRO project manager to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We review your physical plant, making recommendations that can lower your risk of a devastating fire. Also, we work with you to prepare for an unexpected blaze that can happen even after you make adjustments to reduce your exposure.

SERVPRO’s extensive experience in fire damage remediation helps us identify issues that make an accidental fire more likely. Expect us to make suggestions about how you manage inventory and other storage, updates of electrical systems, eliminating tangles of extension cords and surge protectors, and maintenance of kitchen and food prep areas, whether you operate a restaurant or merely offer cooking space in a breakroom for employees.

Your input is crucial, and we ask business owners to download and use the SERVPRO ERP app. Provide us information about vendors and contractors who set up your spaces and systems, identify utility shuts offs, and list trusted employees or others you designate to act on your behalf if you are on a trip or otherwise unavailable when a fire disaster strikes. We plan with how to respond to the crisis with just a brief downtime, perhaps containing the damaged area so that business can continue as usual in unaffected spaces.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready to work with you at every point in the remediation process. Call us at (630) 830-6236 to set up a consultation today.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Carol Stream

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

If you need a practical solution to large scale property damages, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 now.

Large Scale Commercial Flood Damage Solutions For Carol Stream

A period of heavy rainfall during the winter months can be a cause for concern for property managers. Those that run warehouses should always make a check for any potential leaks or roofing problems to avoid full-scale flooding. Unfortunately, these events can be the result of a myriad of reasons so keeping a licensed, qualified and professional restoration service on hand could save you time and hassle.

A warehouse manager in need of restoration for commercial flood damage in Carol Stream should always be aware of the size and scale of the company they use. SERVPRO uses local technicians who are available on call throughout the night. In the case of a flood situation, we can send a team of technicians led by a project manager to remedy the issue. Our access to national scale resources ensure we have the right equipment and can mobilize it quickly enough to minimize any potential loss of revenue.

Warehouse buildings are often more exposed than residents or other commercial builds. Our restorers can perform vital safety checks including restoring power, performing emergency board-ups and generally making the site safe for restoration work to begin. Water issues are particularly time sensitive so by arriving on site swiftly we can mitigate loss and prevent permanent damages.

All moisture carries microbes. A clean water emergency can become more severe when it comes into contact with existing debris or dirt. This is a pertinent issue for warehouses where older buildings can harbor pre-existing mold or soiling. Once water enters, it imbibes these microbes moving from clean water to grey or even black.

SERVPRO technicians can rectify this by removing water using submersible gas pumps. We can also mobilize truck-mounted extraction units which cover a larger surface area and are built for industrial scale water removal. The careful placing of dehumidifiers allows us to control humidity levels in the structure which is essential to maintaining control of microbial growth.

If you need a practical solution to large scale property damages, contact SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 now.

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We Have The Right Equipment To Handle Restoration In Your Carol Stream Business

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

We respond quickly and set up industry-leading drying equipment to restore your Carol Stream business after a flood.

Limit the Effects of Water Damage in Your Carol Stream Apartments

Owners and property managers in the Carol Stream area need a resource to rely upon if a water loss affects the units or common areas of multi-family residential developments. Because the individual apartments or townhomes share walls, ceilings, and floors as well as plumbing supply and waste lines an issue in one home has the potential to affect many others. Our highly-qualified team of water mitigation experts is ready to halt the harm caused by a water event in all areas affected.

A tub overflow or water heater rupture in one of the upper units can cause water damage throughout a complex of individual Carol Stream apartments. Understanding how water migrates and having a firm grasp on how to remove water and lingering moisture are needed to return building materials, fixtures, and contents to preloss condition. Responding to the needs of more than one resident requires the skills of our professional restoration experts.

SERVPRO is experienced in managing water damage that impacts multiple living units. We work with the insurance carriers involved to minimize out of pocket expenses for both residents and property owners. Our technicians have IICRC training, and our equipment is state of the art. We use thermal scanners and moisture meters to pinpoint the pathways showing where water moved after the first crisis. Any moisture trapped behind walls, between floors and ceilings, or in other building cavities is located and removed.

We pump out standing water and use wanded extractors for water that pools in tight areas or spreads across flat surfaces. SERVPRO uses a broad range of strategies to remediate common types of water damage. Soaked carpet in lobbies and apartments can be dried in place with weighted wands, the option of padding replacement speeding the drying process. Damp areas between living units dry more efficiently if flood cuts allow access to air movement and dehumidification. Our Injectidry system uses negative air pressure to suction moisture out of hardwood floors or wet drywall.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is prepared to manage water damage in your multifamily rental properties. Call (630) 830-6236 for an evaluation by an experienced water mitigation project manager.

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SERVPRO Will Be Your Lifesaver After A Flood In Bloomingdale

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Hotels Rely On Professional Flood Damage Remediation In Bloomingdale

Just west of Chicago and a few miles away from O’Hare International Airport, Bloomingdale provides lodging and other hospitality services. If a hotel experiences a flooding loss, the impact on the many guests with plans and reservations spreads the misery and negatively impacts the reputation of the facility, regardless of fault. A partnership with a reputable flood damage restoration company is the key to protecting both your hotel and your guests.

Flood damage has the potential to close down your Bloomingdale commercial holdings. A hotel, with its event spaces, restaurants, common areas, pools, health centers, and guest rooms, are real regional assets. Our mission is to assist both our customers and the community at large with disruptive disasters like flooding.

Whether the excess of water stems from an internal source like a major supply line breakage or overland flash flooding fast action is a must. SERVPRO has the scalable capacity to respond swiftly and comprehensible to a disaster of any size. Our experienced management team assesses the need and develops an action plan to remove the water and dry the affected areas with as little disruption to the workings of the business as possible.

SERVPRO crews arrive with the pumps and extractors needed to remove the standing water. We identify any contaminants present, especially if the source is overland flooding or waste backup. Category 2 and 3 water, also known as Gray and Black, require containment and disposal as hazardous waste. Our crew manages that seamlessly. If the water is determined clean enough, we consider in-place drying of carpeting using a specialized protocol.

Once SERVPRO rids the property of the visible water and checks for hidden pockets with thermal scanning, we determine drying goals based on moisture readings taken in various strategic places. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers join forces to dry out the flooded areas.

All affected areas receive sanitization treatments with EPA-registered disinfectants to make sure to inhibit the growth of any contaminants. Periodic monitoring by SERVPRO crew members ensures the goals are met.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale invites customers with large flood damage losses to rely on our trained technicians and leading-edge equipment for quality mitigation services. Call (630) 830-6236 for assistance 24/7.

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Glendale Heights Shops Trust SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Reserves the Right to Remediate Mold Growth in Your Glendale Heights Eatery

Remediation for Mold Growth in Your Glendale Heights Restaurant

As a Glendale Heights restaurant owner, you are familiar with the strict health codes and regulations for all business owners within the food and beverage industry. As an establishment that serves food to hungry patrons, a situation like a mold growth could be disastrous. You need professional remediators who can remove these organisms from your restaurant and restore whatever damage they might have caused to materials and contents.

When a Glendale Heights eatery encounters mold damage, they have an obligation to their staff and the customers they serve to cease operations and resolve the situation immediately. Without the appropriate equipment and expertise, business owners cannot take care of mold growth on their own, and so they rely on specially trained technicians like our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians to help.

With time being a sensitive issue for both the effects of the mold on the building itself and the amount of time that your business goes without selling your dishes to your patrons, our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to get to work. We have the tools necessary, such as negative air chambers and air scrubbers, to isolate the mold colony growing in the building and prevent the spores from spreading to new locations while the removal is underway.

Removal of the colony varies depending on the severity of the spread and its effect on the materials the colony chooses as a seat. While sanding and soda blasting can prove effective in the right conditions, sometimes controlled demolition is necessary.

While you cannot ignore mold growing in your restaurant, choosing the right professionals to help you overcome this presence within your building can limit the time that your doors remain closed. Under many instances, local food inspectors may be needed to okay the reopening.

You can trust the experience and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale remediation technicians. Our team is always ready to help, give us a call today at (630) 830-6236.

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Fast Response When Your Carol Stream Neighbor’s Plumbing Emergency Causes Water Damage to Your Business and Contents

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Loss in Your Carol Stream Retail Shop? Call SERVPRO Anytime--24/7

Unwelcome Water Loss to Your Shop in Carol Stream? Call SERVPRO

Carol Stream has many small shopping centers offering convenience and high-quality services to residents. Concentrating retail establishments near each other permits a quick one-stop shopping experience, each of the stores supporting the others as customers realize how easy it is to check off a long list of items when retailers set up shop together. Individual businesses rent the spaces, giving up control of the entire structure.

Shared walls and plumbing can make one Carol Stream’s store’s bad luck with water damage a crisis for neighboring businesses. An overflowing sink or toilet or break in a water supply line in an adjoining shop can damage your commercial space as the moisture migrates into your unit. Inventory, business records, and customer showrooms can all be harmed even if your portion of the joint plumbing system is in good shape and you have been a  careful tenant. We can help remove water and restore the damage if your issues are secondary to another shop’s trouble.

SERVPRO crew chiefs assess the damage done when water from a spill or flooding from an appliance or pipe break in another company makes its way into your otherwise secure retail space. We work with your insurance company closely as we develop and implement your water damage remediation plan. This is important in cases like this where the insurance carriers for the building owners or other tenants might have a responsibility to cover the costs for some of your content damages as well. Our clear and consistent documentation helps support your claim and limits out of pocket costs.

The SERVPRO team evaluates the damage done to your stored stock, business equipment, furnishings, and paperwork. We might recommend a pack out of at-risk contents to permit your landlord to respond better to the damage done to the building materials. Moving items to our production facility give our trained staff the space to examine the water damage away from your rented business space. We have solutions for water damaged documents, books, and electronics just to name a few of our technicians’ specialties.

When your shopping mall space suffers damage from water losses created by neighboring business tenants, SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale can help. Our team is ready to assist with paperwork and a possible move out of your business contents as we also clean up and dry out your property. Call us for an assessment at (630) 830-6236.

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Awaiting Mold Damage Remediation -- Protecting Your Bloomingdale Business

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Bloomingdale Mold Remediation Includes Cleanup and Containment -- Count on the Expertise of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tips and Information for Commercial Entities Concerned with a Mold Outbreak

If you suspect mold infests your Bloomingdale business, avoid taking matters into your own or your staff’s hands. Cleanup and disinfection of mold damage require close adherence to research-based EPA protocols to ensure safety for you, your employees, and your customers. We provide local businesses with highly trained remediation crews to abate mold damage. Here are some tips to take until we arrive.

Evacuate the Mold Affected Area in Your Bloomingdale Business
Although panic among those in the vicinity of the mold outbreak is unnecessary, some individuals have allergies to or are otherwise sensitive to mold spores or the byproducts of mold growth such as mycotoxins. Simply stated: mold can cause health effects. Your workforce and customers should avoid the area until we have a chance to assess, plan for, and complete the mold remediation. Shut off HVAC systems supplying the mold-infested space. Disturb things as little as possible, with furnishings, fixtures, and other contents staying in the space for evaluation and remediation treatment by our experts.
Resist Any Pressure For Further Mold Testing
If you can see and smell the mold, there is rarely a need for expensive testing. As our SERVPRO crew prepares for and completes your mold remediation, we inspect diligently to determine the extent of the mold damage, including in hidden and unexpected areas. If we feel mold testing is necessary for safety and the protection of your structure, we discuss it with you before arranging for it. This testing would involve a third party.
Leave The Cleanup To Us
Mold spreads easily, even on the uniforms and cleaning equipment of dedicated business maintenance workers. SERVPRO observes proper containment procedures during mold removal and disinfection, using EPA registered antimicrobials and following all applicable disposal regulations. It is unlikely your cleaning team is familiar with or possesses the materials for the level of containment needed, including blocking off the area with heavy plastic sheeting and specialized equipment like negative pressure air scrubbers and ductwork to exhaust the airborne mold and debris.
Your usual cleaning crew is better used elsewhere on your commercial property until we abate the mold damage. Many cleaning products and methods can encourage mold, especially water-based cleaners that saturate porous surfaces. Housekeeping crews unfamiliar with the lifecycle of fungi may use bleach to lighten mold stains and cover up musty smells with air fresheners. Neither of these strategies reliably kill or remove mold but can mask the problem, allowing the microbial growth to rebound and proliferate.
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale offers dependable mold remediation services for the businesses in our community. Contact us for an evaluation of your suspected mold problem at (630) 830-6236.

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Quick And Non-Disruptive Recovery From Commercial Water Damage In Addison

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Expert Tools for Water Damage Prevention and Rapid Recovery in the Addison Area

SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan Can Mitigate and Possibly Prevent Water Damaging Events

Businesses in Addison make plans for many contingencies, and recovery from water damage should be one of them. Your commercial activity need not come to a complete halt when a water emergency occurs. We work with many businesses and individuals to craft a plan to help respond swiftly and comprehensively if disaster strikes.
When water damages a company’s property in Addison, part of the concern felt by the owner relates to the fear of significant downtime for the business. A proactive approach business can take is to develop an Emergency READY Plan (ERP) with us for all disasters, including water losses. Limit damage and get the business back to full operation fast with this tool.
The first step is to schedule an assessment with a member of SERVPRO’s experienced management team. This no-obligation inspection of your commercial space permits us to evaluate how a water loss may impact your provision of services, production areas, offices, and storage. We make practical suggestions to ensure water incursions from any source does the least damage.
Examples might be to remove inventory from low lying areas or to make repairs to locations and systems where your building shows water invasion vulnerability. Our SERVPRO representative snaps pictures and sketches diagrams to help us predict the tasks necessary for a potential water damage recovery plan customized to your specific circumstances. Having this information allows us to hit the ground running if we receive a call from your business about water damage.
We also use the information you enter via our Emergency READY Profile app to further personalize your plan. You list SERVPRO as your preferred provider of water damage restoration services and designate one or more trusted employees or family members to authorize the commencement of work if you are unavailable when a water damage scenario occurs. List for us vendors and contractors who can help us restore your equipment and systems to working order quickly.
You and the SERVPRO team prioritize the areas to be remediated first to allow for at least partial business operation during restoration. We concentrate our efforts there upon arrival. Your staff can then continue to meet your customer’s needs while we attend to the water removal and drying in the remaining areas of your physical plant. This scenario depends on the severity of the water intrusion and the damage incurred.
Team up with SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale to protect your business from significant disturbance when water damage is a problem. Contact us at (630) 830-6236 to schedule a free walk-through of your commercial property so we can plan for a problem we both hope never occurs.

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Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Carol Stream Saves Your Business's Reputation

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Leaking pipes and failed plumbing can cause extensive water damage to your business requiring professional commercial water damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Commercial Water Damage

Carol Stream’s residents rely on local businesses to provide services and goods nearby. Convenience and a sense of community are essential to the success of your company and drive our mission to support your enterprise if water damage threatens its day to day operations. Trained technicians, proven strategies, and efficient equipment are the strength we bring to your disaster.

Retail outlets in Carol Stream can suffer water damage because of aging infrastructure. Small leaks and minor intrusions of moisture progressively damage commercial buildings. Responding immediately and keeping insignificant water leak issues in line is the preferred course, but if water damage goes unnoticed, our crews can still bring your store or shop back to its “Grand Opening” condition.

Sixty years passed since the incorporation of our village, and some of the buildings can show their age with aging plumbing and decades of water intrusion. SERVPRO specializes in inspecting for hidden water issues so that our restoration efforts are complete. Water is very destructive and can lead to secondary issues such as mold infestations and crumbling building materials if not resolved. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training our technicians master readies our crews for even tricky water damage restoration projects.

SERVPRO’s goal is to restore rather than demolish and remodel commercial interiors. We also follow protocols that contain the areas affected while you can continue operating your business in unsullied areas of your property. This flexibility ensures that your reputation as a reliable provider of goods and services does not take a hit during a water damage restoration project.

We isolate the source of water causing damage and make arrangements to have plumbing, leaky roofs, or poorly draining gutter systems repaired. Our SERVPRO crew pinpoints areas of standing water or pooled up pockets of moisture behind walls or in recesses. Depending on the depth of the water, we use submersible pumps or extractors to evacuate the moisture. Weighted wands help us pull moisture from saturated carpeting, working toward drying both carpet and padding in place.

Air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters assist in achieving drying goals. Our crew members are expert in measuring moisture levels in building materials, monitoring the reduction in dampness throughout the drying cycle to meet the goal set. SERVPRO technicians touch up painting and other finishes as final effort to bring your retail space back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is eager to assist with your commercial water damage needs. We live in and enjoy this area and are proud to offer expert commercial water damage remediation after your call to (630) 830-6236.

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Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Water Damage in Your Lombard Office

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the training and expertise to handle your important files and equipment damaged during a water emergency.

SERVPRO Restores Your Business Quickly and Gets Your Doors Open Sooner

Your office building might seem like it is always open and operating, but that might also be a testament to the commitment that you have to the clients you serve and the community around you. When you have an emergency that threatens this same commitment that you uphold to your clients, it is a situation that demands resolution quickly and efficiently. To make matters worse, water emergencies can threaten not only the productivity of the office building itself but also threaten to irreparably damage equipment and sensitive files if it does not get dealt with promptly.

When water damage threatens your Lombard facility, you have many concerns that are racing through your mind. Handling each of these concerns for your staff and your clients can keep your hands full enough, so it is easy to hand off the restoration to a qualified professional to oversee getting your building back on its feet.

A water emergency can present itself in several different ways, from the bursting of indoor plumbing to the malfunctions of fire prevention equipment like the sprinkler systems. Both can leave large volumes of water in the affected areas, not to mention requires being physically turned off to prevent water from continuously flowing through the break or separation. By the time that the problem gets noticed, a significant emergency situation could be on your hands.

However, permitting SERVPRO to oversee the restoration needs you have can also easily get attributed to your need to get the office back up and running as quickly as possible. Not only do the clients that you serve depend on your facility being open and accessible to them as they need it, the staff that occupies the building also depends on their weekly hours to support their families and pay the bills that they have.

When a water damage emergency threatens your facility, regardless of the severity of the problem, time is of the essence. With so much riding on the business being open and available, trust the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale team. You can reach us anytime you need us at (630) 830-6236.

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How SERVPRO Protects Carol Stream Salon Carpets During Water Removal

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water removal is a nightmare for any salon owner.

Water Damaged Carpets In Your Salon

Water removal is a nightmare for any salon owner. Unfortunately, due to the presence of sinks and faucets in most salons, a leak or spill is quite likely. A leading cause of concern for beauty parlor owners is damage to the carpet. Carpets are expensive to replace, and a clean, soft carpet is a must for putting forward a professional air in any Carol Stream business.

SERVPRO understands that floor covering is an essential part of any Carol Stream business and needs careful water removal after a spill. That is why we train our IICRC-certified experts to take great care during the water removal process. Our team has the tools and techniques to remove maximum water with minimum damage.

Thorough water extraction is the most efficient way to reduce drying time and get your business up and running again. That is why we focus much of our time on the extracting process. We have many tools at our disposal, including both floor standing and truck, mounted pumps. Which pump we choose depends on the amount of water spilled and the pump strength needed to remove it.

We do not extract water just once – we make multiple passes to ensure we get as much water out as possible. Our staff has many extraction tools to hand, and we find the wand is often the best choice for carpets, as it extracts without risking further damage to delicate floor coverings.

SERVPRO works to dry out your carpets by using a range of air movers to evaporate water from the damaged surface. We also use dehumidifiers to bring down the humidity in the room and hasten the drying process. We also have penetrating moisture probes to hand, so we can assess how deep water has penetrated, and dry under carpets or floorboards if necessary.

Our technicians spot-treat water stained areas and even deodorize so that your carpet is fresh, clean, and comfortable once more. For help drying carpets in Hanover Park, Wheaton, West Chicago and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236 today.

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