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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

Emergency Commercial Water Removal in Orland Park

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Commercial Water Removal in Orland Park Let SERVPRO help you get your Orland Park business back open after a flood or fire.

Trust SERVPRO for Water Removal When Your Business Needs Assistance

Commercial water damage can close the doors of a business enterprise.  It may be a retail store, a doctor's office, an apartment complex, or even a big-box store. Disruptions to normal business patterns lead to loss of goodwill and revenue.  Consider calling in a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to limit your losses. 

Orland Park Commercial Water Removal professionals are needed when it comes to handling unwanted water intrusion damage. Water damages can occur at any time and any place.  It is important to be prepared to call a professional because water damage can be time consuming to clean up by yourself.  In fact, water gets into many places that are inaccessible.  As a result, even after you have dried the building, there is still the potential for mold and other issues.  Eventually, the business can become very hazardous due to the mold that has grown. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park is the commercial water removal company that has experience in mitigating water damage.  We know how to handle water damage that resulted from storms or natural disasters.  

Call us today (708) 532-3377

Flood Damage In Your Palos Heights Home

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage In Your Palos Heights Home SERVPRO of Orland Park can help you clean up your flooded home.

Heavy Rainfall And Flood Damage

Spring has sprung! With spring comes day after day of rain in the Chicago land area.  Just minutes after a heavy rainfall, flash floods can come rushing through your neighborhood and into your home.  These kinds of floods can be very dangerous, not just because of the volume and speed of the water, but due to the fact that the water may contain sewage and other debris.  These floods can be fast rising and invade your home quickly.

Flood damage in your Palos Heights home can be overwhelming and devastating.  SERVPRO is standing by to help you with the professional training and equipment that is needed to do the job right. 

In a flood situation, we are not finished once the water is out and your home is dry again, the structure must also be cleaned.  Things like the sub flooring and walls could also need cleaning.  We clean any materials which are restorable with the appropriate methods. 

For carpeting, SERVPRO staff clean and deodorize these areas. We choose a cleaning method that is right for the level of soiling. Six different carpet cleaning methods are utilized depending on the condition of the carpet.

Most of the time, we have a list of items which need to be cleaned. All contents exposed to water or high humidity have to be evaluated for cleaning needs. Some wood furniture might need cleaning and polishing from exposure to high humidity. We check all clothing, closets, and storage areas for contents needing cleaning and deodorizing. We also look for damage from high humidity and condensation on photographs and wall hangings. Your electronics may need special drying and cleaning services to restore them. Pool tables, pianos, clocks, and other items which are sensitive could also require specialized attention.

After restoration is complete, we finalize the job by ensuring you are satisfied. We check moisture levels one last time to ensure everything is dry and complete a walk-through with you. If there are any problems, we fix them and then remove all our equipment and supplies. Maintain relationships and communicating throughout the entire process is a huge factor in how smoothly the job is completed and how happy you are.

SERVPRO of Orland Park prides ourselves on how we take care of our customers and their Palos Heights homes.  

If your home has been affected by heavy rains or flooding call us today (708) 532-3377

Storm Damage in Orland Park

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Orland Park Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Orland Park provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Orland Park We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

    • 24-Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
    • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions?

Call Us 24/7 – (708) 532-3377

Residential Services

Whether your Orland Park home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

    • Water Damage Restoration
    • Fire Damage Restoration
    • Mold Remediation
    • Storm Damage Restoration
    • Cleaning Services
    • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Orland Park commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Commercial Storm Services.

Commercial Fire Damage in Orland Park

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Your Orland Park Commercial Fire Damage

Commercial fire damage is one of the most devastating experiences that a business owner can experience in Orland Park. In addition to doing severe damage to the structure of the building, fires can lead to excessive, standing water on the property as well as mold invasions. For these reasons and more, business leaders find it difficult to recover from a natural disaster or man-made accident. This is even the case when the business owner is an industry expert who manages the daily operations prudently. However, learning more about commercial fires and how fire damage remediation specialists can assist you is the first step towards limiting damages and preserving your equilibrium in the face of the disaster. Gather information you need regarding how to grapple with a fire by reviewing the data outlined below:

Fire Threats. There are several factors that can place a commercial property in harm’s way leading to burning and fire damage. Some of these include:

lightning strike
electrical fire
blown fuse, overloaded circuits
an adjoining business fire

Preventing Commercial Fire Damage and Strategies You Can Use:

In addition to purchasing business interruption insurance, there are several strategies you can implement to decrease the impact of fire damage to your Orland Park business. Some of them include:

Avoiding the storage of flammable items on site
Check your smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are functioning properly
Have your fire extinguishers in accessible areas
Implement a fire evacuation plan
Turn off appliances and machinery when no one is on site.
Ensure all machinery is in good condition
Have backup drives for computers
Important paperwork should be kept in a fireproof safe
Use a cloud for document back up storage

Call SERVPRO today for your commercial fire damage. We are here 24/7 365 days a year.

Mold Damage in Palos Heights

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

    • Stay out of affected areas.
    • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
    • Contact SERVPRO of Orland Park for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

    • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
    • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
    • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
    • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Orland Park specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Call us today (708) 532-3377

Flooded Basement Cleanup in Orland Park

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Orland Park basement could flood, including: 

    • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
    • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
    • Storm sewer backup
    • Sanitary sewer backup
    • Foundation drainage failure
    • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
    • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (708) 532-3377

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Orland Park and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

    • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
    • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
    • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
    • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
    • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
    • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (708) 532-3377