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Polar Vortex 2019 - SERVPRO Can Help

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Polar Vortex 2019 - SERVPRO Can Help If you have any water damage caused by the Polar Vortex, please call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at (773) 935-6750.

Over the past few days record breaking temperatures have had a grip on Chicago, bringing normal activities to a halt.  Many businesses shut down for a few days to make sure that their employees remained safe and warm.  As the temperatures slowly rise, be on the lookout for water damage caused by frozen pipes. 

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We hope that you have weathered the storm but if your property is in need of our services, please give us a call at (773) 935-6750. 

Fire Damage - Safety Tips

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage - Safety Tips SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is always ready to help with any size Fire Damage. Please call us today (773) 935-6750.

What you can do until help arrives

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency? 
Call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at (773) 935-6750.

MOLD - SERVPRO can Help!

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation MOLD - SERVPRO can Help! SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can help with your Mold problems. Call us today at (773) 935-6750.

When there is a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business.  Mold can affect your health and can also cause significant damage to your property.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.  Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process remains the same.

Inspection & Damage Assessment

  • Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water which can be hidden from plain view.

Mold Containment

  • Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

  • Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. Our technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials

  • The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming.  Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents

  • SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. 

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business.  Call us today at (773) 935-6750.

Plan for the Storm!

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Plan for the Storm! Be ready for a storm before it arrives! SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can help with any storm damage.

Be prepared to weather the storm with the FEMA App.  This app allows you to get National Weather Service alerts for up to five locations to keep you informed on-the-go.  It also has information on what to do before, during, and after different disasters.  In the midst of an emergency, the app can give you directions to open shelters nearby, help you locate someone to talk to at a Disaster Recovery Center, and let you share images of damage and recovery efforts to help first responders and emergency managers.  This app is available to download for free for iOS and Android at the Apple Store and on Google Play.

Have questions on how to prepare for a storm? Contact SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview (773) 935-6750 on how to plan for an emergency.

Source:  Residential Newsline  Volume 16 Volume 4

If Disaster Threatens the Hospitality Industry - SERVPRO can Help!

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Disaster Threatens the Hospitality Industry - SERVPRO can Help! If you have a disaster at your hospitality facility, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is here to help!

AT SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours.  When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible.

Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact.  Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.  Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities:

  • Hotels
  • Convention Centers
  • Casinos
  • Resorts
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Banquet Halls

If your business experiences any type of a disaster, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will be there to help!  Please contact us at (773) 935-6750. 

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewage Cleanup and Restoration If you have a sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at 773-935-6750.

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses.  SERVPRO of Gold Coat / Lincoln Park / Lakeview has specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet.  If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness.  Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided.  Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Hour Emergency Service

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?
Call Today (773) 935-6750

Water Damage Emergency Tips

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is available to help with your water damage emergency. Call us today at (773) 935-6750.

What you can do until help arrives:

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is nearby and ready to serve you.

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? 
Call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview today at (773) 935-6750 

Commercial Services

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Services SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is available to help with all of your Commercial Cleaning and Restoration needs.

Commercial cleaning and restoration services are the cornerstone of our business.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to get your business back up and running.  Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Here are somecommercial services we provide:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage
  • Commercial Duct Cleaning
  • Commercial Biohazard Cleanup
  • Commercial Sewage
  • Commercial Post Construction Cleanup
  • Commercial Carpet & Upholstery
  • Commercial Vandalism

So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

If you are in need of our Commercial Services, Please call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview today at (773) 935-6750.

Caring For Your Belongings After Water Damage

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Caring For Your Belongings After Water Damage SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will take great care of your belongings after a water damage.

Water damage can affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview understands that your home is more than a structure.  Your furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings are important to you.  We provide the following services to help restore and protect your belongings while we are restoring your home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview specialize in restoring contents damaged by water.  We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage.  We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area.  A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs.

On-Site Storage

We have in-house storage where we can keep your belongings safe from further damage, and can provide cleaning and restoration services for your belongings.  We have a warehouse dedicated to storage where we can keep your items safe and secure.

If you are in need of our Restoration Services – Please call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at (773) 935-6750.

Surprise, My Office is Flooded!

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Surprise, My Office is Flooded! SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can help you if your office space has water damage.

Surprises at work are never anything that we look forward to and walking into a flooded office is never a good way to start the day. 

Flooding and water damage events that take place in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will be there to help you.  Whether you are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large scale event, we will 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.

Our team is trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area and manage the restoration project through to its completion.  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.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a water damage event.  Call us today at (773) 935-6750.