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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

SERVPRO Is Equipped With The Knowledge To Restore Your Property

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

Water In Building Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
 

Flooding and water damage events at Orland Park commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Orland Park

SERVPRO of Orland Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certifications

SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician

WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

HST - Health and safety Technician

FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician

OCT - Odor Control Technician

OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program

OSHA - Other Training

UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician

RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

Ask The Experts: What about when disaster strikes my business?

5/2/2021 (Permalink)

For many small business owners, their small business is their livelihood. Any disaster that happens to hurt the company can be detrimental to the owner’s finances in a huge way. One of the most common issues that many business owners face is commercial fire damage. There are many ways in which fire can affect your business. However, there are steps that a company can take both before and after fire damage occurs to mitigate any damage that a fire may cause.

Fire Prevention

Although it seems obvious, being able to prevent fire damage from occurring is the best defense against fire.  There are many things that a business can do to increase their first line against fire issues.  First, always use the highest quality building materials possible. Many new building materials are much more fire resistant and can end up saving a lot of money.  They may be more expensive to put in, but if a fire occurs, they can help save thousands of dollars in repairs.  Also, if your facility has a lot of employees, be sure to have safety meetings and discuss the ways they can reduce the likelihood of a fire taking place.  For example, a cigarette should be disposed of properly rather than just throwing it on the ground or in a trash can.  These steps can go a long way in reducing the chances of a fire.  However, at the end of the day even if a business takes the necessary precautions, a fire may still occur.  It is important to have a good plan in place and a company that you trust to help clean up the fire damages.

Fire Damage

Some business owners may thing that fire damage is something that will easily be cleaned up.  However, there are often several layers of issues that the small business owner faces in the aftermath.  Flames in a fire can cause damage to the exterior and the interior of the building.  Sometimes there may even be structural damage as well.  The damage caused by fire and smoke are a significant issue.  Many people may feel as though the smoke just smells bad but it can cause long term damage as well.  It is important that you work with a quality experienced restoration company to restore the building that was damaged.

Ask The Experts: The Importance of Fire Sprinklers

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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 

Ask The Experts: When Disaster Strikes Your Business

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

The work done in an office needs focus and energy daily to stay running efficiently even when everything is going well. The last thing any business needs is a broken pipe or some other water intrusion disrupting your day to day and costing you valuable time. That is why hiring professionals like SERVPRO to assist with the water cleanup and restoration is one of the best moves you can make. 

Here at SERVPRO of Orland Park we know that the major concern for water cleanup in commercial buildings is speed. That is why we focus on arriving on the scene as quickly as possible, gather information on the loss, and taking measures to mitigate the water as quickly as possible. We focus on drying down your building and preventing odors or mold growth from cropping up. We do all this while making sure to communicate the process and status of the drying process to you and your company. Our whole goal in commercial water restoration is to make the process as brief and clear as possible for you and your company so you can get back to focusing on your work as scion as possible. 

So give us a call today! If disaster strikes, we are faster to any disaster! We are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage In Your Palos Heights Business

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

After a fire has been extinguished, assessment of the damage can begin. With fire damage also comes damage from smoke, soot, and the chemicals and water used by firefighters, as well as structural damage. Some of this structural damage is caused by firefighters as they put the fire out.

Beginning as soon as possible after such a catastrophic event can save time and money in the future. While repairs may take months to complete, waiting to begin can allow many situations to worsen, leading to even longer time periods for completion and increased damages overall.

SERVPRO understands that there is more than your productivity at stake – worker safety, inventory, and ability to continue production in the near future are also important, in addition to re-establishing the integrity of your business and salvaging the contents inside. We restore more than buildings – we also strive to keep other businesses in our area functional and capable of surviving the worst catastrophes.

Fire and intense heat damage different materials in a myriad number of ways. Much depends on how your warehouse was made, but also known to be crucially important are the contents, including type, volume, and surface area. Knowing the facts pertinent to a warehouse's fire helps us in every step, from clean-up to the final restorative touches.

SERVPRO of Orland Park is capable of total restoration and clean-up. If you have experienced a fire in your building call us today (708) 532-3377.

Water Damage In Your Oak Forest Business

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is trained and prepared to deal with any water damage emergency in your business. We can handle light bathroom overflows to catastrophic flooding across the entire property. We are an industrial-scale cleanup and restoration company with the equipment and logistics necessary to handle large projects quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your doors open sooner and with less cost than without our help.

Our large and well-rounded staff allows us to take on these situations alone and avoid hiring additional contractors. Keeping the operation centralized and under a single company helps to decrease costs and paperwork and maybe a preferred option by your insurance provider. In some cases, we may bring in specialists to handle specific situations beyond our expertise, but these cases are only a small portion of our commercial work.

Some types of water damage may create situations in which standard restoration techniques could be hazardous, and few companies can adapt to changing scenarios like SERVPRO.

We keep certified technicians and specialized equipment on-hand 24 hours per day to combat unexpected and extraordinary circumstances we encounter in the field and can employ these as needed if any hazards are present at the job site. Our technicians are also certified to operate in and around biohazard areas for more serious incidents.

SERVPRO of Orland Park serves a large local area by responding quickly to any reports of fire, water, or mold damage in the local area.  Call us for our services or a quote at (708) 532-3377.

Water Damage In Your Orland Park Business

7/23/2020 (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. Call us today at (708) 532-3377, we are ready to help. 

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. 

Commercial Damage Restoration

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

As an owner, the last thing that you would ever want to think about is any sort of damage happening to the building that your business is located. We understand that every hour a business is down means revenue is being lost. Our 24/7 response provides immediate mitigation to prevent further damage.  Technicians are on call 24 hours a day and when you call our office, you will get a member of our office staff and not an answering service.  Fast turnaround can help prevent further damage occurring to your structure. 

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your business.  We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your business to preloss condition. 

Call us today (708)532-3377

Commercial Water Damage

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Your business may be located in one of the older buildings in our area that have a basement.  If you do not store anything down there, there probably is not a need for you to check your basement very often.

This is what happened to the business owner that is located in the building of this picture.  There are even cob webs hanging from the ceiling. The last time our area had heavy rains, this basement flooded because the sump pump had not been working properly.  

If you do happen to have a basement located under your business, it may be a good idea to check it often to make sure that your sump pump IS working and that there is no standing water down there.  

If you do find water in the basement of your home or business, call us today (708)532-3377 we can help!

Water Damage In Your Orland Park Church

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Services All Types of Businesses

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Orland Park has helped many types of businesses get back up and running. Some of these businesses include educational facilities, churches, financial institutions, restaurants, hotels and apartment buildings. We ill scope your loss, provide an estimate and get to work for you right away.  When the work is completed, we will provide all documentation including drying logs and pictures of work progress for documentation that you might need.  We provide service for all size losses from small to large.  We are equipped to handle any size commercial facility.  

Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

SERVPRO of Orland Park is available 24/7 to restore your property.

Call us today (708) 532-3377

Fire Safety In Your Orland Park Business

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, you may feel like you have a lot to lose if a fire were to occur in your business.  

Many fires can be avoided if employees are trained properly on how to prevent them. According to OSHA if fire extinguishers are available, it is the business owner's responsibility to educate employees on how to properly use one.  The training should be provided when the employee is initially hired and then once a year for a refresher. 

Most fire extinguishers operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:

1. PULL the pin.

2. AIM low, at the base of the fire. 

3. SQUEEZE the handle to activate.

4. SWEEP from side to side at the base of the fire until the fire is out. 

If you experience a fire in your home or business call us today (708) 532-3377. 

Fire Damage In Your Orland Park Business

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

 

For many Orland Park small business owners, their business is their livelihood. Any disaster that happens to hurt the company can be detrimental the owner’s finances in a huge way. One of the most common issues that many business owners face is commercial fire damage . There are many ways in which fire can affect your business. However, there are steps that a company can take both before and after fire damage occurs to mitigate any damage that a fire may cause.

Fire Prevention

Although it seems obvious, being able to prevent fire damage from occurring is the best defense against fire.  There are many things that a business can do to increase their first line against fire issues.  First, always use the highest quality building materials possible. Many new building materials are much more fire resistant and can end up saving a lot of money.  They may be more expensive to put in, but if a fire occurs, they can help save thousands of dollars in repairs.  Also, if your facility has a lot of employees, be sure to have safety meetings and discuss the ways they can reduce the likelihood of a fire taking place.  For example, a cigarette should be disposed of properly rather than just throwing it on the ground or in a trash can.  These steps can go a long way in reducing the chances of a fire.  However, at the end of the day even if a business takes the necessary precautions, a fire may still occur.  It is important to have a good plan in place and a company that you trust to help clean up the fire damages.

Fire Damage

Some business owners may thing that fire damage is something that will easily be cleaned up.  However, there are often several layers of issues that the small business owner faces in the aftermath.  Flames in a fire can cause damage to the exterior and the interior of the building.  Sometimes there may even be structural damage as well.  The damage caused by fire and smoke are a significant issue.  Many people may feel as though the smoke just smells bad but it can cause long term damage as well.  It is important that you work with a quality experienced restoration company to restore the building that was damaged.

Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup in Palos Heights, IL

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

The weather in the Chicago area can be very unpredictable.  We can experience heavy rains in a short period of time causing the sewer systems to back up and streets to flood. 

If you see there is a flash flood watch, this means that a flash flood is possible.  A flash flood warning means that a flood is about to happen or already taking place.  If a flash flood occurs, you should make sure everyone gets to higher ground as quickly as possible. 

Your business can prepare for any potential disaster, including flash floods. Keep all essential equipment and documents elevated from the floor.  Ideally, they should be stored on the second floor of the building or higher.  Back-up electronic data daily to cloud storage or to an external drive so the files can still be accessed in the event of a disaster.  

It is a good idea to have a battery-powered radio available on-site.  In case of a power outage, you and your staff can keep updated on the current conditions.  (FEMA) The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides a list of recommended supplies in the event of a disaster, such as a flashlight and first aid kit. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park can help your business get back on track after flooding or other disasters. Call us today for more information or a free inspection (708) 532-3377.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Orland Park

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Orland Park commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

(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. 

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

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

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

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.

Commercial Flood Damage in Palos Park

7/26/2017 (Permalink)

Some commercial business owners treat property issues as part of doing business, but dealing with Palos Park flood damage can be sometimes problematic.  Flood damage can destroy inventory, stock, supplies, office furniture, documents and electronic equipment as well as cause structural damage.  Also, there could be potential health issues arising from contaminated water and possible mold contamination.  SERVPRO suggests the following to help mitigate water damage to your business facility. 

In many cases, flood damage results from the effects of a storm.  There are several types of water damage that can result from storm surges. Some of them include:

• Building displacement or damage
• Mold growth in commercial properties within walls or HVAC systems
• Damage to coastal rail lines, highways, or roads resulting in less accessibility for transportation
• Loss of business, closed doors means lost commercial cash flow, less rent, and loss of customer traffic 

How to Save on Flood Damage Restoration 


Have a flood insurance program? By purchasing business interruption insurance, you can gain reimbursement for a claim and lessen the impact of no revenue stream and thus lower your total costs. SERVPRO is recognized as a preferred vendor by many insurance and management companies. We can help speed the process of water damage restoration. The best way to reduce or prevent damages generated by storm surges is to implement strategies before the onset of hurricane season. Here are some strategies you should implement:

• Build higher. If you own your commercial building, consider the value of finding the property's base flood elevation and building above it. Hire a structural engineer to offer a plan to reinforce your commercial property.
• Place valuables higher. If your building contains more than one floor, be sure to move valuable assets, technical equipment, and computers to the second floor.
• Invest in preventative installations. Be sure to install some back-flow valves in the property's sewer lines. These valves will prevent city sewage from flowing into your property in the event of a storm surge. Have available access to water surge barricading materials such as sandbags. Also, be sure to elevate electrical systems such as extension cords above the region's flood level. You can also utilize cinder blocks to raise your appliances and most valuable assets above anticipated flood levels.
• Select fast-drying material. Carpeting and wet drywall are susceptible to damage from mold. These porous-surfaced building materials normally require discarding after flooding due to contaminants and mold growth. Build or replace with stone products, tile and no cardboard backed gypsum materials. 

To ensure your Palos Heights commercial property can withstand water damage resulting from floods be sure to implement the strategies outlined above.  Post flooding, the most urgent action is to extract the standing water from the premises. Our company has the equipment, training, and expertise to dry out your building, repair material damage, clean, and sanitize your business. Our IICRC-certified professionals are skilled in thoroughly restoring your property to its previous safe, sanitary condition. "Like it never even happened." Let's get you open for business.

Commercial Water Damage in Orland Park

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When flooding or fires happen, they may occur at your office or business. Who do you call? Being prepared is the first step and may score you brownie points with your boss if you know the right company to call in an emergency. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park is available 24 hours a day to restore your Orland Park commercial property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Prepare Your Business For Flooding in Orland Park

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

The weather has been very unpredictable the past few weeks in our area.  We have experience heavy rains in a short period of time causing the sewer systems to back up and streets to flood. 

If you see there is a flash flood watch, this means that a flash flood is possible.  A flash flood warning means that a flood is about to happen or already taking place.  If a flash flood occurs, you should make sure everyone gets to higher ground as quickly as possible. 

Your business can prepare for any potential disaster, including flash floods. Keep all essential equipment and documents elevated from the floor.  Ideally, they should be stored on the second floor of the building or higher.  Back-up electronic data daily to cloud storage or to an external drive so the files can still be accessed in the event of a disaster.  

It is a good idea to have a battery-powered radio available on-site.  In case of a power outage, you and your staff can keep updated on the current conditions.  (FEMA) The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides a list of recommended supplies in the event of a disaster, such as a flashlight and first aid kit. 

SERVPRO of Orland Park can help your business get back on track after flooding or other disasters. Call us today for more information or a free inspection (708) 239-1444