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Putting Out A Fire Can Be Worse Than The Fire Itself

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after fire damage occurs can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Orland Park can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.  

A back-draft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home.  Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.  

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Orland Park help you restore it.  With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well.  

SERVPRO of Orland Park has crews available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year call us today (708) 532-3377.

Helping Schools During Summer Break

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Most schools are either winding down for the year or already out on summer break.  This is an exciting time of the year for both teachers and students who will welcome the break.  Since most schools run on minimal staff for the summer, now might be the perfect time to have a thorough cleaning done before the fall school year starts up again. 

Educational institutions can depend on SERVPRO of Orland Park for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage.  With 24-hour emergency response, we can quickly provide mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum.  

Expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery cleaning, biohazard and vandalism cleanup.  

Our Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants. 

When Damage Threatens The Hospitality Industry

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Orland Park, we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours.  When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible.  Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact.  Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction. 

Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities: 

  • Hotels
  • Convention Centers
  • Casinos
  • Resorts
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Banquet Halls

If you need assistance at your facility, call SERVPRO of Orland Park today! (708)532-3377

Food Service Facilities In Orland Park

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Orland Park, our number one priority is getting your business and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible.  When disaster strikes your restaurant or manufacturing center, you need the expertise of a team who is trained in food service cleanup.  At SERVPRO of Orland Park our specialists are trained to use food-safe products.  We understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational with minimal or no interruption at all.  We'll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker. 

Our experience in the food service industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

  • Food Manufacturing Facilities
  • Food Distribution Centers
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Fine Dining Restaurants
  • Senior Living Facility Kitchens
  • School Cafeterias

Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a detailed understanding of how to get back into their buildings following a disaster.  For more information on our Emergency Ready Program, call us today (708)532-3377.

Assisting Property Managers In Orland Park

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Orland Park our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.  Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client's facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants' safety.  At SERVPRO of Orland Park our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants.  Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants' daily operations. 

Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities: 

  • Multi-Level Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-Tenant Facilities
  • Shopping Malls
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hotels 
  • Industrial Facilities

If you are experiencing water, fire, or mold damage at any of your properties, please call us today so we can assist (708)532-3377.

Mold In Your Home

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –  (708) 532-3377

What Is Black Mold?

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Is Black Mold? If you see signs of mold, call us today (708) 532-3377

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It's Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Orland Park today to schedule an inspection (708) 532-3377.

You can learn more about our mold services by visiting Overview of Mold Services.

Signs of Danger After Orland Park Flood Damage

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Signs of Danger After Orland Park Flood Damage Don't let flooding permanently damage your property. Call SERVPRO today to quickly remediate.

Flood damage can be both unpredictable and dangerous.  Together, these qualities can create high-risk scenarios in your home even after the disaster has run its course.  Homes can be susceptible to gas leaks, fires, structural damage and other additional disasters even when damage is relatively light, as floodwaters may combine with other issues to create a dangerous situation.  Be alert at all times when entering or inspecting a flood damaged area. 

If you have encountered an area with a strong smell, be sure to tell your SERVPRO technician right away and describe the odor.  Smells are one way to identify a potentially deadly gas leak, or mold growth. These odors will usually be foul, but most importantly, they stand out from others.  Most of the time a flooded home will not smell good in the first place so what you are looking for is the sudden change of smell.

If you experience any flooding or odors in your home call SERVPRO of Orland Park today      (708) 532-3377 

The Basics of Electrical Fire Damage

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Basics of Electrical Fire Damage The professionals at SERVPRO of Orland Park can help you take care of your electrical fire.

Fire damage in your home or business can occur without warning.  Determining the extent of the loss is critical to planning the fire cleanup and restoration.  Identifying the source of the fire is necessary to understand what conditions were favorable to start the fire.  One of the most commonly overlooked causes is overloaded electrical receptacles.  

Overcrowded electrical outlets can over burden the electrical circuit and set the stage for an electrical fire.  The most obvious sign of this is a power strip or outlet that has several cords plugged into it.  Although this might be convenient, this increases the chance of an electrical fire.  You should frequently inspect these and unplug what you are not using at the time. 

Another concern that may be a warning sign is flickering lights or lights that appear to be dimmer than usual.  This can be a problem because many homeowners may think their light bulb is getting close to needing replacement.  This may also be a sign that the light bulb is reaching its maximum capacity, so it is important to monitor this to ensure electrical safety.  Homeowners should never make assumptions when it comes to electrical safety and the safety of those who reside in the home. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

The possibilities of an electrical fire are serious concerns that must be dealt with in an urgent matter.  In the event of an electrical or any other type of fire, contact our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Orland Park at (708) 532-3377.  Our team will assist you. 

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it Now

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it Now With the click of a button, you can have access to critical information that will help your business overcome disasters.

Are You Ready?

As Many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry 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.  Our goal is to help you ensure continuity and viability even in the most challenging of circumstances. 

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it.  

Across the nation and free of charge, SERVPRO franchises have provided literally thousands of "Emergency Ready Plans" (ERP) to help commercial customers respond quickly and precisely to a disaster.  The tool helps ensure that your business will suffer minimal downtime and workplace continuity. 

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 ERP your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO is a leader if water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

Call us today to get started! (708) 532-3377