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Winter Weather Will Hit and SERVPRO Is Ready!

11/13/2021 (Permalink)

servpro If your home or business has experience flooding or water damage, call today (708) 239-1444!
 

Winter weather can be frustrating. From to shoveling yourself out of your driveway and slow commutes many people are happy when Spring finally approaches. Winter weather can take a tow on your body, your vehicle and your home. While there isn’t much SERVPRO can do to help with your sore muscles or your weather-beaten vehicle we are here to help when a water emergency arises at your property.

Unfortunately, disasters may strike your home even when you have followed all the blog tips, taken all the precautions and considered yourself prepared. So, remembering to make the necessary phone calls as soon as possible may limit further damage and reduce restoration cost.

We at SERVPRO of Orland Park are here to help get your home back to preloss condition. Our office staff is ready to take your call, answer any questions and dispatch one of our well qualified crews to your home. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

If your home or business has experience flooding or water damage, call today (708) 239-1444!

Fire Sprinklers Are A Very Important Safety Feature

11/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water SERVPRO of Orland Park is available 24/7 365 days a year to assist you with your water damage emergency in your home or business. Call us today!
 

Fire sprinklers are an important safety feature in any commercial building. Hotels, multi-unit buildings such as apartments, condos and university residence halls are just a few examples of where you might find them.  In just a few minutes hundreds of gallons of water pour out across the floors and then can quickly run down to the lower levels as the water flows down. It only takes just a short amount of time and the property damage can be substantial and could need a great deal of cleanup and restoration. The faster that you act, the less chance there is of the damage spreading. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park is available 24/7 365 days a year to assist you with your water damage emergency in your home or business.  Call us today (708) 532-3377 

SERVPRO Is Quick To Respond To Water Damage

11/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Call SERVPRO of Orland Park for assistance with your water damage.
 

Accidents happen all the time, but there are many instances in which they can be costly mistakes or take time to repair.  Most churches are rarely used regularly throughout the week. Something as fundamental as forgetting to turn off the water in a faucet could have catastrophic results before someone returns a couple days later.

Mostly, churches have relied on the volunteer work of people to handle repairs or help clean up messes that might occur within the building. In situations involving substantial water damage to your church, you can easily see the need for professional action.  SERVPRO has the tools and resources to quickly rectify the damages and get the area ready for use. 

Our experienced and professional SERVPRO team can work quickly from the time that you call to assess the extent of the damage and put together a plan to restore the area. Communication is an active component of the process, helping you to both understand the restoration process as well as listening to your concerns. By working closely with your priorities and suggestions, our team operates efficiently to make the problem “Like it never even happened.” 

You can reach us anytime, day or night (708) 532-3377

A Note To The Team From Pat Zubricki

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

To All Of The Valued Members of Team Zubricki,

When we began this journey with SERVPRO, I had hoped for amazing people to work with, dream with, and grow with along the way. I could not have dreamed of having a more incredible team of people to succeed with though,  than what we have right now.

Frank and I could not be happier to see all of the people on our team working together as one unit, moving towards a single goal. Each of you bring unique gifts and abilities that has enabled us to be greater than some of our parts. The synergy seen on Team Zubricki is rare, it is humbling, and it has yet again led us to another milestone. This year, at the annual SERVPRO Convention, we were given an award for being in the top 15 franchises in the entire company. To say this took my breath away is an understatement, and we have all of you to thank for your hard work and dedication. You all deserve to share these accolades as much as, or more than we do! Together, we are Team Zubricki, and there is nothing big enough to slow us down or stop us if we continue to join hands and push forward together!

Pat Zubricki

SERVPRO is here when water hits your commercial building

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

When the main pipe breaks in your business, the investment you have made in inventory is at certain risk of severe water damage. The arrival of SERVPRO water mitigation specialists after that is your best bet, helping your and your staff sort out the mess.

Commercial water damage could be the end of your Orland Park business if we are not called out quickly to assist. Chances are that the business's square footage will not incur much damage, its walls and floors typically composed of cinder block or concrete. Using professional-strength pumps and extractors, our team will remove as much water as possible from the area and the furnishings. If your business is carpeted, we will assess whether that floor covering can be cleaned and dried. Padding often must be replaced, but carpets can be surprisingly resilient. If area rugs were on display, we may take some of them off-site to thoroughly dry them.

SERVPRO will work closely with you and your insurance company to determine what can be salvaged. Our staff has been educated in advanced upholstery drying, using air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the job. If anything just got wet during the flooding, the water damage may be reversible. It is crucial that the restoration efforts start immediately after the water damages, as mold can begin within 48 hours. Great care must be taken not to sell items that have the potential to harbor fungi or other hazardous substances.

SERVPRO of Orland Park is ready to assist if your business suffers water damage. We have the experience, equipment, and the expertise to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”  

Call us today at (708) 532-3377, we are ready to help!

When Coming Back From Vacation Turns Into A Nightmare

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fall is here! While the crips autumn temps haven’t officially arrived, and the pumpkin spice isn’t yet flowing the level we would like, Chicagoland residents know that the cold months are just around the corner, and the idea of heading to warmer climates for a vacation has already started to whisper in the ear of many people in our area.

So why are we talking about a winter vacation where the weather hasn’t even turned cold yet? We have some great tips for you to right down and follow through on so your fun vacation doesn’t trunk into a nightmare when you return home!

First of all, if you are vacationing during the cold months, it is a good idea to close the "main" water shut off. Unless you have a humidifier connected to your HVAC system that requires water when the furnace turns on, shutting the main water supply off when you are away is a good practice. We have encountered many frozen pipes that have done major damage when people are away during cold spells. Also, don't turn the heat off or down too low. It is vital for your entire home that it doesn’t get too cold indoors, and this simple trick of turning down the heat a little, but not too much, will potentially save you a lot of money by helping to prevent the bitter cold from permeating your pipes, walls and interior construction. 

If you do come back from vacation to a disaster, call SERVPRO of Orland Park! We are faster to any disaster and are here to get you back to “Like it never even happened.” 

Storm Season Brings Havoc and Uncertainty, But SERVPRO Is Here For You In Orland Park

10/2/2021 (Permalink)

The dreaded tornado siren blares. You hear it and wonder to yourself “is it a test?” “Should I be concerned?”

You look outside and see the ominous dark clouds and the spinning vortex that you have observed many times on TV and in the movies. This is happening! What do you do?

This situation repeats itself many times each year in the USA and in the Midwest especially.Tornadoes are one of the most feared storms/disasters because their strong winds can cause devastating damage to entire towns, and they are completely arbitrary at times with how they damage strikes. Tornado winds can exceed speeds of 100 miles per hour and this can easily damage homes and businesses as well as uproot trees and toss cars around like they are a toy.  Since it is possible for a tornado to form anywhere in the U.S., it is important to look for the warning signs of the impending storm so you can get to a safe location. 

The Difference Between A Tornado Watch And Tornado Warning

Your local news will usually put out a tornado watch or warning.  If your area is under watch, this means that your area is experiencing conditions that make it possible for a tornado to form.  You should be on alert if a tornado watch has been having been issued in the event the situation becomes more dangerous. When a tornado warning has been issued, this means there has been a tornado sighted and you need to take shelter immediately.  

Tornado Warning Signs

There are several things you can look for when you know there is a threat of a tornado.  Early warning signs are increasing winds, clouds moving rapidly, and the sky and clouds look green.  Hail is another early warning sign of a tornado and what causes the sky to look the greenish color.

Tornado Preparedness

Knowledge is key to tornado preparedness.  Make sure everyone in your family knows the signs of an approaching tornado and they know what to do.  

During a storm listen to your local news or a weather radio station for updates.  You can also install a weather app on your smart phone that will send you updates.  

Also, you should consider confining pets to a carrier or placing dogs on a leash during a tornado watch so that you can transfer them to a safe room in case the warning is issued.  

Even the most extensive preparation cannot prevent a tornado from causing significant damage to your home.  If this happens it is important to call a storm damage restoration professional immediately who can arrive in a timely manner and can get you back preloss conditions. SERVPRO of Orland Park is here for you whether it be to assist after a storm, flood or fire! Call us today! 

Flooding Woes? SERVPRO of Orland Park Is Here For You

10/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water from flooding can tend to seem random and the damage can appear to be unpredictable. Flood water is not only destructive and almost always unplanned, it can lead to some very serious danger that you need to be aware of! 

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. 

If you are going to enter a situation where flooding has occurred, it is important to be alert at all times when inspecting the flood damaged area. If you have encountered 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. 

If you experience any flooding or odors in your home call SERVPRO of Orland Park today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to get you back to “Like it never even happened.” (708) 532-3377 

Don't Be Worried If You Aren't Sure How To Prevent Mold In Your Business - Call SERVPRO

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in floor Do you have mold in your commercial building? Call SERVPRO of Orland Park today (708) 532-3377
 

The last thing any business owner wants to worry about it Mold or someone getting sick from the effects of it. 

Mold can grown on a variety of materials including drywall, carpeting, fabrics and wood.  Some commercial buildings are designed to maintain a constant interior temperature.  Due to this, there can be favorable conditions for mold growth. 

Tips

  1. Routinely inspect the building for water damage, moisture or mold.
  2. Any damages or leaks should be repaired immediately.
  3. Proper housekeeping in all areas of the building to keep it dry.
  4. Have HVAC duct systems inspected routinely to ensure they are free of moisture. 
  5. The System coils and drip pans in the HVAC system should be cleaned regularly.
  6. Check the HVAC air intakes and try to keep them away from where there is any standing water. 

All of these are tips & ideas to prevent the growth of mold in commercial buildings, but cannot guarantee mold will not grow. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park understand the importance of keeping your business open. If you suspect you have mold or water damage in your building call us right away to schedule a free inspection. We are available 24/7 for any emergency and will be at your location within the hour. 

You can reach us at (708) 532-3377

Thinking About Hosting A Barbecue And Firing Up The Grill?

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Hamburgers on a grill If you have recently experienced a fire in your home or business, call us today (708) 532-3377
 

If you are told to picture fire damage, you might visualize flames roaring through a house leaving only black debris in its path. 

Household fires can start in various ways, especially during the hot summer months when people are hosting barbecues and firing up their grill.  

There are potential sources of fire all throughout a household that many homeowners tend to overlook. Here are a few safety tips to prevent fire in several different areas of you home:

  • Dryers
    • Clean out the lint buildup on the lint filter after every load of laundry.
    • Only dry items that are safe to be put in a dryer.
  • Fire Pits
    • When building a fire pit strategically place it at least 10 feet from any structure.
    • Build your fire pit on a solid surface that is away from overhanging trees.
    • NEVER leave the fireplace unattended.
  • Gas Grills
    • Place the grill outside, at a reasonable distance from the house.
    • Constantly check the grill’s propane hoses durability.
    • Never light a gas grill with the lid closed.

If you have recently experienced a fire in your home or business, call SERVPRO today at (708) 532-3377 - 24 Hours/7 Days A Week!