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Finding the Right Company to Locate and Address Mold Damage in Your Chicago Area Hotel

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Finding the Right Company to Locate and Address Mold Damage in Your Chicago Area Hotel Hotel rooms must both look and smell inviting for your guests to enjoy their stay. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Thorough Remediation Services for Workplace Mold Infestations

Choosing the right company to perform mold remediation services for your Chicago area hotel means everything. You want someone who takes the job seriously, understands how important it is to limit the time and any direct damages you might suffer while performing at a level that any business owner should expect.  

Any amount of water intrusion can lead to mold damage in your Chicago hotel, and it can happen with or without warning. If you fail to give these situations the proper attention, mold can cause corrosion and rot in structural components, create additional damage to a variety of contents including furniture, electronics, appliances, carpeting, walls, ceilings and more.  

It honestly does not matter where it starts; all mold needs is a moist, warm climate anywhere on your property to thrive. This makes it cruicial to monitor storage areas, cleaning stations, vending machines, ice makers, and water fountains or any other area with a continuous water source as well. SERVPRO technicians can inspect your entire property, looking for any signs of mold growth in your hotel and return the area to a quality pre-damage condition.

Whether you notice visible signs or not, SERVPRO’s highly trained mold remediation technicians can locate, contain, control, and mitigate damages, regardless of the size of the contamination, or the type of mold that exists on your property. We have several years experience providing mold damage remediation services for business owners throughout the area.

We can help you discover at-risk areas in your hotel and make recommendations to reduce moisture found on your property. Remember mold and water go hand-in-hand; where there is water damage, there is also the possibility of mold growth. SERVPRO technicians can help you ensure that each guest room, bathroom, and all common areas throughout your hotel remain clean, safe, and mold free.

Make the call to SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville for 24-hr access to IICRC certified mold remediation technicians who are proud to serve members of their surrounding communities. Whether you live in Woodlawn, Douglas, or Kenwood, we have the answers you need to get your business back on track and protect your property. (312) 509-5000

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How to Tell if You Have Mold Damage in Your Chicago Home

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Tell if You Have Mold Damage in Your Chicago Home If you can visibly see mold in your home, call SERVPRO immediately to remediate the damage before it gets out of hand.

SERVPRO’s Tips for Early Mold Detection

Getting rid of mold from your home in its early stages is vital in preventing a possible disaster. Mold can spread quickly and cause health effects. So, it is essential to seek professional help as soon as you spot the earliest signs of mold damage.

If you spot mold in your Chicago home before it becomes a significant problem, the remediation can be cheaper and easier to accomplish. Here are a few tell-tale signs that you might be having a mold problem.

A strange odor is in the air

A strange, musty odor is a hallmark of mold growth. If you experience a pungent odor in specific areas of your home such as bathrooms, or the basement or attic, chances are, it is due to mold growth. It is quite common for the growth to occur within the walls or behind the wallpaper. In such instances, the smell is often a sign of the problem before it is visually apparent.

If some parts of your home smell strange lately, give SERVPRO professionals a call. We can help look for and remedy the damage before it gets out of hand.

You can see the mold  

Spotting a few colonies in a well-lit place such as a bathroom can be quite easy. However, if the mold is growing in a dimly lit attic or basement, you might need to look a bit deeper. Make sure that you inspect your attic, bathroom and crawl spaces every so often for the signs of visible growth. If you spot it, call the experts at SERVPRO immediately.

Damp places in your home

Whether you can smell or see the mold or not, a damp place in your home is a serious red flag. If you have excessive moisture in your home, the chances of developing a mold problem become imminent. Make sure that you eliminate any leaks and dampness as soon as possible. Keep your basement, crawl spaces and attics dry and inspect for leaks in plumbing as often as you can.

Make sure you call in the experts as soon as you experience any of these issues. Remember, acting fast is the best way to get the damage under control.

Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville at (312) 509-5000 today for a free consultation.

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How Fire Damage in Chicago Happens in the Middle of Winter

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Fire Damage in Chicago Happens in the Middle of Winter Having a working smoke detector in the house is very important and can save lives. Should you have a fire in your home, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage and Offer Preventative Tips

While hotter summer temperatures increase fire damage risk in Chicago homes relative to the other seasons, plenty can still go wrong around the home that might lead to a fire, even in the deepest winter months. With enough fuel and oxygen, fires can burn even in the coldest conditions, and even when the air is relatively humid. Here are a few typical ways fires may start in local homes this winter and early spring season.
 
Electrical Fires
 
In the 21st century, one of the most prominent sources of home damage is fire damage in Chicago from electrical mishaps. As our homes fill with ever-increasing numbers of gadgets, devices, and appliances, more and more electrical fires occur each year. Although newer electronics are usually safer and less fire-prone than older devices, the sheer number of them present in most modern households means that disaster of some sort can often be an inevitability. Water cannot often extinguish an electrical fire, and many electrical fires are in fact caused by contact with a water source. Always use a chemical or foam-based fire extinguisher in these emergencies.
 
Cooking Disasters
 
American kitchens remain the most consistent points of origin of large house fires across the country. In the typical kitchen setting can be found multiple heating appliances, electronic devices, and sources of open flame. Any of these can be prone to malfunction or user error and start a fire. Be sure to equip your kitchen with at least one well-placed smoke detector and check its batteries on a semi-regular basis.
 
Fireplaces
 
It is cold outside, and those with a hearth may be inclined to use it in the earliest and latest months of the year. While fireplaces can be a great addition to the room and source of extra warmth, they also carry a great deal of risk with them. Always treat a fireplace with caution, and consider adding a barrier of some sort in front of its flame for added safety.
 
SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville is ready 24/7 to respond to calls of fire damage in the area. Contact us at (312) 509-5000.

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Don't Tackle Light Flood Damage in Chicago On Your Own

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Tackle Light Flood Damage in Chicago On Your Own Unwanted Storm Water in Your Chicago Home? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Peace of Mind with Flood Mitigation

Even if flood damage to your Chicago home is relatively light, it might still pay off to hire a professional damage restoration and repair company to take care of cleanup. SERVPRO provides a number of services that are designed to keep time and restoration costs low for such situations, and we can help to return your home to the state it was in before the disaster with as little cost and headache as possible.
 
Ease of Service     
One of the most typical reasons people trust SERVPRO to handle light residential flood damage in Chicago is the ease and comfort of life associated with our service. Hiring us removes any responsibility and work you might otherwise have for cleanup and restoration work. While tasks such as mopping, repainting, and light repairs could perhaps be done by a practically-minded resident, it is just more comfortable and more efficient to allow our trained, seasoned technicians to handle such tasks instead. In addition to their expertise, our technicians also have access to industrial-strength tools and products.
 
A Professional Touch
When you allow SERVPRO to handle cleanup after a flood, you also obtain numerous bonuses and benefits from having a professional cleanup and restoration service going through the motions of each task. While conducting simple, routine work, our technicians may also identify and suggest opportunities for improvements and additional restoration work to improve your home even further. Also, you have our guarantee that all work completed is of high quality and not deficient in any aspect.
 
Keeping Costs Low
Depending on your insurance policy, hiring us to clean up the flood may be even less expensive than doing it yourself. Many insurers prefer our service because we include mold remediation, thorough drying, and damage analysis in our work to avoid costly future issues and circumstances. We also happily work with you and your insurance carrier with the claims process.
 
SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville is a local expert in flood damage cleanup, restorations, and repairs. Contact us 24/7 at (312) 509-5000.

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The Effect Of A Small Fire In Your Chicago Restaurant

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial The Effect Of A Small Fire In Your Chicago Restaurant Kitchen fires can be devastating to your Chicago business, especially if that business involves using that kitchen to make money.

The Effect Of A Small Fire

Kitchen fires can be devastating to your Chicago business, especially if that business involves using that kitchen to make money. Restaurants live and die in the city by the number of people they can bring in every day. When you have a fire, even if it is not an entirely devastating incident, could severely compromise your ability to bring people in and serve them the food that they were interested in having.

With the blaze extinguished, you now have to deal with all the lingering fire damage that compromises your Chicago restaurant. For most of the smaller incidents that do not necessarily warrant a complete closing of the establishment for clean up and repairs, the worst of the aftermath is the burning smell of smoke and charred wood that permeates the entire building quickly. Once it is in the air, it is difficult to get rid of this foul smell.

Since there are not many people that are all that inclined to dine in a place that smells like they just recovered from some horrible fire moments before, you might consider calling our SERVPRO team to help you out. We have well-qualified technicians who are efficient with the use of state-of-the-art equipment to combat bad smells on a molecular level. With the proper equipment and a little bit of time, the entire building could be free from the stench of your kitchen fire.

Once we arrive on the scene, our specialists will take the foggers out. These machines spew dense fog into the air and seep into the furniture, cracks, and crevices all throughout the odor-affected area. Once the fog comes into contact with odor molecules, it neutralizes them. Fogging leaves behind no odor at all, which means that the only smell that people are going to be attuned to when they walk through your door is the fresh food that you have been recently cooking.

No matter what kind of fire your Chicago restaurant had to contend with, you can give SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville a call. We can be reached anytime at (312) 509-5000.

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Flood Damage in Basement After Snow Melt in Chicago

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  Flood Damage in Basement After Snow Melt in Chicago Don't wait until it's too late. SERVPRO of Hyde Park/E. Bridgeport/Bronzeville can help your restore your home from flood damage!

How To Prevent Chicago Winter Damage

After a long winter, all that snow has to go somewhere. As temperatures rise in Chicago next spring, you should be prepared to handle all the extra water. By taking some steps before the snow melts, you can help prevent flooding in your home. Removing the snow accumulation from around your windows, foundation, and doors keep it from melting and leaking into your home. You should also check your gutters and roof, plus clear snow from drainage areas.

When melting snow has caused flooding and flood damage in your Chicago basement, you need to take fast action to get the water out and dry your home back out. SERVPRO can come to your aid in a situation like this, as we are professional and experienced flood damage remediation specialists.

The cleanup of a flooded basement is a multi-faceted process. We take each step carefully to help restore your basement to its former condition. Safety is our primary concern for everyone, so before we even enter the flooded basement, we ensure that all utilities are shut off at the source. Electricity and water are never good together.

Next, SERVPRO technicians determine the integrity of your structure. We do not enter if there is a chance of collapse. If you have not already done so, we then open any doors and windows possible to get the air circulating, as this facilitates the drying process.

We advise you to take plenty of photos as well if you have not by the time we get there for insurance purposes. If you need us to, we also speak with your insurance company to ensure you get the coverage you deserve.

We remove the excess water using a gas powered submersible pump. We are careful not to pump the water out too quickly, as sudden changes in pressure could cause the walls to collapse.

We also wear protective clothing, boots, gloves, and eyewear. It is essential for us to do so if we believe the water has been contaminated by toxins or sewage.

Walls are hosed down to loosen any debris or mud, and then we dry out your entire basement using industrial dehumidifiers and fans. We check to see if the flooring is cracked or warped.

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SERVPRO of Hyde Park/E. Bridgeport/Bronzeville takes care of your flooded basement for you thoroughly and in a timely fashion. Residents in the areas of Woodlawn, Kenwood, or South Shore just need to give us a call at (312) 509-5000.

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Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Chicago Area Hotel

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Chicago Area Hotel Getting the water out of your Chicago area hotel once it has had an opportunity to set in can mean a lot more than merely mopping up water.

Water Damage Restoration Services

Getting the water out of your Chicago area hotel once it has had an opportunity to set in can mean a lot more than merely mopping up water. As water sits on your floor or carpeting, it seeps into construction materials such as subfloor and structural framing below. If there is enough water present, it can make its way along what we call a least-resistant path, causing damage as it goes.

Leaks that occur in your Chicago hotel on higher floors cause significant water damage throughout the building. It often happens quickly, leaving you with minimal time to act before you have a real problem on your hands that requires professional attention to correct appropriately. Any time you experience water problems from a broken pipe, plumbing issue, or even a suppression system mishap, it is beneficial for you to call for help immediately.

Gravity always pulls water towards the lowest point on your property, usually your basement, or the crawlspace underneath. Since water is fluid, it can make its way into even the smallest cracks, crevices, or joints, often leaving destruction in its wake. If water leaves even just a small amount behind, hidden pockets of moisture can form that lead to corrosion, rot, and mold. Luckily, SERVPRO is here to help.

Without the proper equipment, it is almost impossible for a regular maintenance crew, or in-house repair person to locate, much-less efficiently remove the water. However, SERVPRO technicians have access to advanced water extraction equipment, infrared moisture detectors, and hygrometers to help us locate hidden water quickly, stopping secondary damages from forming, and reducing the losses you might have experienced otherwise.

SERVPRO technicians have several years of experience handling many different types of water damage in hotels of various sizes. With our experience, we can often keep the damaged area sectioned off, allowing you to remain operational while repairs are underway. We follow strict safety protocols and ensure any guests remain out of harm’s way while providing you with the fast, quality services you expect.

Give SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville a call for additional information or to begin your hotel’s restoration, today (312) 509-5000.

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Mold Damaged Areas in Chicago Necessitate Professional Remediation

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damaged Areas in Chicago Necessitate Professional Remediation According to research, windowsills have the highest amounts of mold particles and spores.

SERVPRO Detects and Remediates Mold Damage

Microbes reside alongside us, no matter where we live or work in Chicago. They come in many different types, and mold is one of the most prolific of these microorganisms.

Chicago homeowners can protect their homes from mold damage by keeping an eye on the humidity levels in their homes. However, once mold damage begins to grow, it becomes more difficult to regain control of your home. Homeowners often find that cleaning with bleach does little to prevent reinfestation. This is because mold penetrates into the surfaces on which it is growing.

Our technicians receive training in the latest methods of mold remediation and control. Microbial growth can indicate high humidity from different sources, but our equipment can detect where those sources are located. Without them showing us where leaks, drips, missing shingles, and other sources of water exist, we would have much less ability to stop microbes from affecting your home in the future.

Microbes of all kinds can cause health effects in individuals, and mold is not an exception. Finding mold in your bathroom, garage, attic, or anywhere else in your home means it can also remain hidden in other locations. Hidden mold can send out spores that travel to other areas, only to wait for spikes in humidity that can trigger growth.

In inspections of homes across the country, researchers found that windowsills contain the highest amounts of mold, showing that mold particles and spores travel easily in the air. Air scrubbers help eliminate these living particles as we work, so they remain trapped and unable to spread. Other ways we contain microbes and keep them from traveling on air currents is with heavy plastic sheeting. It may seem simple, but the use of such materials remains highly effective.

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville can restore microbial activity to normal levels through mold damage remediation. When you find mold damage in your home, call us at (312) 509-5000. We offer 24-hour services that can make a huge difference in your home.

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SERVPRO Provides Water Removal from Chicago Flooded Vehicles

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Provides Water Removal from Chicago Flooded Vehicles SERVPRO has experience mitigating flood damage to vehicles.

Flooded Vehicles Require Delicate and Thorough Water Removal

In the event of a flood, you may find your vehicles more heavily damaged than your home. The vehicle may be on the street, where water flow is the strongest, or could have other factors contributing to a more negative reaction to flooding than the home. In some cases, cars and trucks can trap water inside the cabin/ or other parts of the car, requiring a professional Chicago water removal service to clean up. SERVPRO has experience reversing the effects of flood damage from homes and vehicles alike and can dry out your vehicles with as little damage to them as possible.

What Makes Work in Vehicles Challenging?

Flooded vehicles can be some of the most challenging water removal jobs in Chicago. While homes afford us ample space and freedom of movement during our work efforts, vehicles have much tighter spaces to work in. They have little breathing room for our technicians and equipment, and we often must rely on more time-consuming hand-applied drying and water extraction methods. Furthermore, flood damage often critically impairs vehicles, making operations in some dangerous and difficult.

How Does SERVPRO Help?

Our technicians are trained and equipped to provide the delicate and thorough care needed by flooded vehicles. If a significant amount of water remains in the vehicle, we can use water extractors to pump liquid water out of interiors, trunks, truck beds, and engine compartments. We can then remove seats and objects from the car to accelerate the drying process and ensure that every component gets looked at carefully. If necessary, SERVPRO may call in a local expert contractor to assist with restorations to delicate components such as electronic dashboards and engine components. We make every effort to help the vehicle become roadworthy once more, or gain as much resale value as possible. 

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville is a local provider of flexible and professional water removal solutions. If your home or vehicle has taken on excess water, call us at (312) 509-5000.  

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How To Handle Flood Damage After A Storm To Your Home In Chicago?

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How To Handle Flood Damage After A Storm To Your Home In Chicago? Storms can be devastating to your property.

How To Handle Flood Damage

Storms can be devastating to your property. Apart from the structural damage, storms can also cause severe flood damage as well. Acting promptly is the best way to minimize this damage. Seeking professional help to assess the damage is the first step toward the restoration of your Chicago home after flood damage.

Flood restoration of your Chicago home starts with surveying the extent and severity of the damage. However, surveying your property after a flood damage can be overwhelming and complicated if you do not have professional help. Here are several things that you should do in the unfortunate event of flood damage to your home after a storm.

Make Sure You Are Safe
The first and perhaps the most crucial thing is to be safe. Make sure that you are safe before even considering inspecting the damage on your property. Switch off all the power before you decide to step in your flooded house. Water soaked electric wires are dangerous.

Seek Professional Help
It can be tempting to assess the damage by yourself after the flood damage. However, here at SERVPRO, we strongly suggest our customers not to proceed on their own. We have a crew of professionals who have years of experience in dealing with such situations.

Make An Inventory Of Everything And Document The Damage
Although our team documents all the damage for you, you can keep a record of your own as well. Make sure that you are paying attention to every detail and every suggestion that the SERVPRO team makes.

After the inspection, the team sits with you to explain the extent of the damage and the strategy to restore it. During this stage of the process, make sure that you understand all the suggestions being made and take decisions accordingly.

Restoring a flood-damaged property is a time-consuming process. It takes time and patience to get the job done correctly. SERVPRO’s team of experts can help you get the situation under control.

Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville today at (312) 509-5000 to talk with one of our experts. Our team is there to guide you through the entire process of assessing, repairing and restoring the flood damage to your home.

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