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Residential Fire Damage Restoration In Oak Forest, IL

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Orland Park can help get you back into your home quickly after a fire. 

Residential fires are a devastating event for all members of the family. They can cause significant losses and damage to a highly valued property. The end results of fire are just as damaging as the fire itself. There is damage from water which is used to fight the fire; mold can appear, and there is penetrating smoke, soot, and odors.

SERVPRO of Orland Park is available 24 hours a day to assist you with your fire damage.  Our IICRC Certified Technicians are highly trained to help restore families back to their preloss condition. We believe in a motto of cleaning and restoring your property quickly to help you get back to a normal life.

We remain with you even after the fire trucks have departed. Not only do we remove standing water, but we also have the skills to tarp and board-up if needed. Our specialized equipment and training enable us to sanitize and deodorize your property.

SERVPRO of Orland Park is locally owned and operated.  This means that we are able to arrive at your home within a short period of time.  We are happy to be a part of the Oak Forest area communities. If you have the misfortune of having a fire in your home or business, call us quickly at (708) 532-3377 to help you begin restoration. 

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Take the proper steps in removing water from your storage warehouse by trusting a locally owned and operated industry leader to perform the water extraction process. We have the equipment and experience available to do the job right the first time and return your property to a quality pre-damage condition.

With a pro-active approach to commercial water removal in your Orland Park business, our technicians can efficiently remove water caused by floods or leaks on your property.  We'll go out of our way to ensure proper removal of any moisture that may affect your merchandise that is stored by responding quickly and assisting you with getting operations back to normal as fast as possible. Our SERVPRO technicians have the training and experience needed to put our quality equipment to work immediately to tackle your large commercial flooding or water damage emergency.   We work hard to mitigate the damage and your entire restoration process. 

SERVPRO highly recommends that you remain safe while waiting for our expertly trained staff to arrive. Pay specific attention to possible electrical, or slip & fall hazards that may be present at the site. Never perform any activities that may be unsafe, wet materials are far heavier than you think they are; be careful.

The faster SERVPRO receives a call from you, the better chances we'll have to mitigate the damages to your commercial property and any stock that you may have on hand. We use specialized equipment to find hidden water and advanced drying techniques to ensure everything receives the proper drying time. We also use air moving equipment to help reduce drying time and eliminate moisture from the air with dehumidifiers. These processes assist with removing and absorbing moisture from wet materials and enhance evaporation at the surface levels.

Within eight hours of our onsite arrival, you will have a complete understanding of the scope of work that is required to restore your property and we'll have started to regain control of your property efficiently. We always provide you with a complete final walk-through to ensure your satisfaction with the job performed. Give us a call today (708) 532-3377. Quality, expert service is just a phone call away. 

SERVPRO Answers the Call 25/7 for Restoration Services

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

First responders can deal with the immediate danger of a home emergency. Contractors can replace the weakened structure or perform remodeling duties. The restorer operates in between, performing drying, cleaning, and deodorizing to ensure permanent damages are kept to a minimum. Our restoration services are professional using our employees local to the area with access to national resources and equipment.

Water Damage

The restoration of water damage falls under two broad categories. The first is open system drying. Principally, open system drying involves exchanging moist indoor air with drier outdoor air. SERVPRO achieves this by opening windows and doors in the home to create an open circuit. The strategic placement of rapid air-movers encourages both airflow, through centrifugal motion, and evaporation by raising surface temperatures.

Restoration services using open-system drying may be deemed inappropriate by a SERVPRO technician. During colder periods of the year, the opening of windows and ventilation in Orland Park may not be feasible. In these circumstances, a technician can use a closed-system drying method. The core principles remain the same, except dehumidifiers with desiccant chemicals are used for the exchange of moist air with drier air. Sometimes, a drying tent may be set up to concentrate remediation efforts.

Both methods are proper drying techniques for your Orland Park home. Humidity levels need to be monitored continuously throughout the operation using thermal hygrometers. By keeping moisture in the air below 60 grains per pound, SERVPRO can ensure microbial growth remains under control throughout the process. This controlling of microbial growth is essential to avoiding expensive secondary damages to your structure and possessions.

Restoration services are geared toward mitigating loss and guarding against future damage. Contact SERVPRO of Orland Park today (708) 532-3377. 

Water Damage Cleanup After Storms In Palos Heights

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

fallen tree on roof Flooding after a big storm can be devastating to you and your family. Partner with SERVPRO for skilled remediation and restoration efforts.

We can never really comprehend the volume of water that is shed from the structures we inhabit until storm damage opens a portion of it to the elements. This type of catastrophe must have a swift, professional response. Hiring a company like SERVPRO that specializes in flood damage and overall disaster remediation is the key to a successful outcome.

Here is a typical storm damage scenario: torrential rains and high winds hit your home for hours. Nearby tree limbs fall, break windows and cause a corner of the roof to collapse.  This allows water to rush in through your attic and to the floors below leaving you with flood damage throughout your Palos Heights home. As the storm begins to weaken, you realize the safety of your family and the structure of your house require a professional response. Leaving even a portion of your home open to the elements risks more water damage, invasion by pests, or unauthorized personnel.

SERVPRO can meet your immediate need to temporarily secure and protect the storm-damaged structure, and prevent further damage or unauthorized entry with board-up and roof tarping services.  Then the process of mitigating and remediating the interior can begin. Storm and flood damage calls for a broad range of skills and specialized equipment possessed by this remediation industry leader.
 
Expect the SERVPRO team to take the time to create a firm plan outlining all the jobs that must be completed to prepare your home for re-construction. Standing water on every level of your home must be pumped out or extracted with powerful vacuums. The majority of the water collects in the basement or lowest level, so immediate attention focuses there, but SERVPRO's properly prepared and trained technicians examine every inch of the dwelling for flood damage.
 
Following the removal of the water, SERVPRO's certified workers take moisture measurements of structures, air, and possessions as a post-disaster baseline. Drying goals shortly emerge from their skilled computations, and the recovery spotlight now shines on achieving appropriate moisture levels to minimize permanent damage to wood, metal, and fibers, among other things. Commercial air movers and low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers are precisely placed where needed to dry out the structure, flooring, floor coverings, walls, ceilings, and belongings.

Contact SERVPRO of Orland Park for your flood damage needs.  (708) 532-3377

Choose SERVPRO to Help Mitigate Your Water Damage In Orland Park

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Homeowners are no stranger to water damage. Whether a pipe bursts behind a wall or rain creates roof leaks that need fast resolution, the technicians at SERVPRO have industrial-grade equipment and years of expertise in the field. Emphasis is placed on effective mitigation to preserve property, assets, and structural integrity for homeowners.

Why SERVPRO?

Fast response and excellence in service are just the tip of the iceberg when a SERVPRO team comes to your home. Fully-certified disaster cleanup professionals can restore structures and property with the help of equipment and materials that can prevent warping, buckling, and cupping of sheetrock, drywall, and hardwood flooring. The team also handles charity work, aiding such organizations as the Sertoma Centre and the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn.

Top-of-the-Line Techniques & Tools

Because water damage is fast-acting and invasive, extraction starts when the SERVPRO team reaches your property. Technicians use a variety of industrial-grade tools to maximize precision and safety in ways that consumer fans, spray cleaners, and wet/dry vacuums cannot. These items include:

Advanced water detection methods, including the use of infrared cameras, hygrometers, and moisture sensors, to ensure thorough removal of moisture. These tools even allow technicians to evaluate damage behind walls and ceilings, or under floors.

Portable and truck-mounted extraction pumps to handle both small and large-scale disasters and facilitate faster drying.

Commercial-grade drying equipment, including air movers and dehumidifiers. These items work together to pull moisture off of surfaces and into the air. Moisture is then absorbed so it can be replaced with warm, dry air.

The team at SERVPRO of Orland Park is here to help. We are dedicated to bringing you reliable service 24/7. We're faster to any size disaster so your home can be restored quickly and properly.  If you need emergency service, call (708) 532-3377 today. 

Our Equipment

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Orland Park has more than 20 different types of cleaning equipment available to tackle any type of job? In addition to the many types of fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and vacuums we have specialized equipment designed to dry underneath hardwood floors without damaging the floor as well as equipment to dry behind walls.

No job is too small or big for us, our well-trained crews have the know-how to provide professional, quality work and are available 24/7 to respond to any size emergency.

Fire damage and flooded basements are our specialties. We are only a phone call away and always available to answer any questions you may have regarding the process, the cleaning products or equipment.

If your home or business has been affected by fire or water damage call us today - (708) 532-3377

Disinfecting Your Orland Park Home or Business

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

With the recent pandemic of COVID-19 spreading across the state of Illinois, residents are looking at their living and work conditions more closely.  

SERVPRO of Orland Park can help with disinfecting and cleaning both after contact with the disease or as a preventative measure. With our present experience with other harmful microorganisms and bacteria present in sewage backups and other biohazardous threats to structures, our technicians already possess much of the training, equipment, and disinfection processes necessary to protect your home. 

The techs make safety for all a priority and wear complete physical protection as well as set up containment whenever necessary to halt the potential for cross-contamination during cleanup since the CDC theorizes that the coronavirus may spread via airborne transmission. 

If you are looking for assistance with cleanup in your residence or business please call us today for more information (708) 532-3377. We are here to help! 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Orland Park (708) 532-3377

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO of Orland Park Customer Testimonial

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Once again our crews received a glowing review from one of our customers. They suffered water damage in their basement after heavy rains hit the area. Our Project Managers will make sure that each and every customer understands the entire process from beginning to end. It always makes us happy to receive a review from a customer that appreciates it. 

Most homeowners that we encounter after a flood have never experienced anything like that in their home before and do not even know where to begin.  We always suggest to call your insurance company first, file a claim, and find out what your coverage is. Then the restoration process can begin to get your home back to how it was. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park is here to help 24/7 365 days a year. When you call our office after hours you will reach one of our on call Technicians ready to help you. 

If you have suffered water damage in your Orland Park Home, call us today (708) 532-3377 and we would be happy to schedule a free estimate for you. 

Do You Have A Leaky Kitchen Sink In Your Oak Forest Home?

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen sink faucet running water We have the experience and equipment to dry and restore your property after water damage happens.

Sometimes there are areas in your home that might spring a leak and cause water damage that goes unnoticed. This is especially true of areas that are not out in the open such as a kitchen or bathroom sink. You may finally notice it that one weekend that you go looking for cleaning products under the sink and discover that the bottom of the cabinet has bubbled up from the exposure to the water. 

How SERVPRO Can Help

At this point, the best thing that you can do is address the water damage in your Oak Forest home is to call for professional help as soon as possible. Our technicians can ensure that the problem does not get any worse and begin the remediation process.

When we arrive at your home, our SERVPRO crew will begin to remediate right away. Equipment is set up that is designed to pull moisture that your cupboard absorbed out of it again. This is done by utilizing dehumidifiers, air movers and ventilation fans. 

Usually equipment is left for 3 days to ensure proper drying. Sometimes this process could take a little longer depending on the surrounding areas. After 3 days, the technician will check with a moisture meter to ensure that the area has dried to an acceptable degree. 

When water leaks occur in your home, by acting quickly, you can prevent further damage. If you have water damage in your home call us today (708)532-3377 24/7. We are here to help!