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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.

Property Managers - SERVPRO can help after a Disaster

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Managers - SERVPRO can help after a Disaster SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is available 24 hours a day to help with a Disaster!

AT SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.

Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety.  Our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations. Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

  • Multi-Level Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-Tenant Facilities
  • Shopping Malls
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hotels
  • Industrial Facilities

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will work closely with Property Managers to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have Questions? Call Today – (773) 935-6750

Fire Extinguisher Safety tips for the workplace.

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Extinguisher Safety tips for the workplace. If you experience Fire Damage in your workplace SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can help!

According to OSHA, the most common emergency small businesses must plan for is a fire. Fire extinguishers can be invaluable tools to help fight smaller fires in the workplace.

It is important for employees to know how to use an extinguisher properly and also know how to accurately assess a fire situation.

The PASS method is a simple training technique for fire extinguishers:

·        P - Pull the pin on the extinguisher.

·        A - Aim the hose nozzle low toward the base of the fire.

·        S - Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.

·        S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the flames until extinguished.

Fire extinguishers are meant to handle only small fires. If a fire becomes too large or the environment becomes too dangerous, employees should know when and how to evacuate the area.  If appropriate, sound the fire alarm or call the fire department immediately. 

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is always available to help if your business has incurred damage from a fire.  Please call us at 773-935-6750.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning.

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Carpet Cleaning. SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will help keep your carpets clean.

Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview to clean and maintain your commercial carpets.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your commercial carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting.

A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil.  Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview Professionals will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

Need Commercial Carpet Cleaning?
Call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at
773-935-6750

Restaurants can't afford to wait when Disaster Strikes!

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurants can't afford to wait when Disaster Strikes! SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is here to help your restaurant if disaster strikes!

The restaurant business and food service industry are numbers-driven. So is the one company they call on to get them back in service faster when fire or water damage strikes. SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is the #1 Choice in Commercial Cleanup and Restoration.

AT SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview our number one priority is getting your business and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible. When disaster strikes your restaurant or manufacturing center, you need the expertise of a team who is trained in food service cleanup. 

Our specialists are trained in health codes, regulations and the use of food-safe products. We understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational with minimal or no interruption at all. We’ll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker.

Our experience in the food service industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

Food Manufacturing Facilities

Food Distribution Centers

Fast Food Restaurants

Fine Dining Restaurants

Senior Living Facility Kitchens

School Cafeterias

If your restaurant has experienced a fire or water disaster, please call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview Today – (773) 935-6750.

Generator Safety Tips - To Keep your Business Running.

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Generator Safety Tips - To Keep your Business Running. Keep your Business running with the help of a portable Generator.

In an emergency, portable generators offer lifesaving benefits when outages affect your business. They can safely power important electrical equipment such as portable heating units, computers, water pumps, freezers, refrigerators and lighting. However, portable generator use can also be very hazardous.

If you plan on using an emergency generator, it’s essential that you take precautions for your safety and the safety of those working to restore power.

Follow these tips for safe portable generator use from the NSC:

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's operating instructions before running generator.
  • Engines emit carbon monoxide. Never use a generator inside your business or other enclosed areas.
  • Only use your generator outdoors, away from open windows, vents, or doors.
  • Use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector in the area you’re running a generator.
  • Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable. Allow the generator engine to cool at least 2 minutes before refueling and always use fresh gasoline.
  • Never operate the generator near combustible materials.

If you experience Storm or Water damage due to a power outage in your commercial building, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview a call at 773-935-6750.

Large Loss Response Team

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Response Team SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is a Large Loss Response Team.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) which means we can handle your commercial loss.  No job is too large for us to handle.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any-size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.  At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

COMMERCIAL LARGE LOSS DIVISION CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • Property Management
  • Hospitality Facilities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Education Facilities
  • Retail Facilities

If there is anything too large for your own maintenance crew to handle in your commercial building, do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at 773-935-6750.

Commercial Remediation Experts - Chicago Area

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Remediation Experts - Chicago Area SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is here to help get your business back to work!

Are you a business owner in Chicago?  Have you experienced a recent water, fire or mold damage at your commercial property?  Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service remediation team?  Then, look no further because SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is here to help. 

Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site. 

Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business.  We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption. 

We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs.  Call us at (773) 935-6750 to see how we can help get your business back into business.

Be Prepared: Wireless Emergency Alerts

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Prepared: Wireless Emergency Alerts Be Ready! SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview is Faster to any size Disaster. Call us today at 773-935-6750

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to your mobile device as part of a public safety system provided by authorized government-alerting authorities. The alerts are designed to inform you of imminent threats to safety or missing persons alerts in your area (e.g., AMBER Alerts). Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. A WEA can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without downloading an app or subscribe to a service. WEAs may be used to share extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.

A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.

Courtesy of Restoration Newsline Volume 16, Issue 2.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Chicago

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Cleanup in Chicago If your business has a flooding event due to frozen water pipes, call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at 773-935-6750

The Chicago area has been experiencing extremely cold temperatures this past week and with the slight warm up at the end of the week, pipes began to burst.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview responded immediately to a commercial building in need of professional services after a broken pipe.

Here are a few tips that you can follow to prevent your commercial building from frozen pipes:

5 Steps to Preventing Burst Pipes:

  1. Insulate all water pipes that run along the exterior of the building or those that are located in unheated interior spaces.
    2. Inspect water pipes on a regular basis, looking for any signs of small leaks or fatigue that could cause them to fail in a big way when the freezing temperatures arrive.
    3. Run water at a slow drip to relieve the pressure that can burst a pipe in the case that it does freeze.
    4. Check all shutoff valves and levers to make sure they are in pristine working order.
    5. Keep utilities on in vacant units- if you have vacant units, the cost of maintaining utilities in that unit will offset the cost of loss that could result from the lack of heat or water movement which causes frozen pipes and subsequent water damage.

Source: http://www.assetmanagementalliance.com/how-to-winterize-your-commercial-property-to-prevent-freezing-water-pipes/

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There’s never a convenient time for storm or water damage to strike your business. 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.

Call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at 773-935-6750

Tips for Preparing your Business for Winter Weather

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips for Preparing your Business for Winter Weather Keep your Business clear of Winter Weather.

Winter weather will be upon us very soon as we head into the winter months of the Chicagoland area.  Here are a few things to think about for your commercial property.

Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview Franchise Professionals about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview responds quickly to your Chicago fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.

Have Questions? Call Today – (773) 935-6750

The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage SERVPRO special drying equipment

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (773) 935-6750 for fast help.

Commercial Fire Damage Clean up

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Clean up Commercial Fire tips that can help save your business!

Call SERVPRO for Your Commercial Fire Damage

Commercial fire damage is one of the most devastating experiences that a business owner can experience in Chicago. 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 a man-made accident. This is even the case when the business owner is an industry expert who manages the daily operations effectively. 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. 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 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 of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at (773) 935-6750  for your commercial fire damage.

Commercial Cleaning Services

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services Keep your Office fresh and clean!

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Have Questions? Call Today 773-935-6750

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Flooding in Your Business

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooding in Your Business a workplace flood can be devastating to your business.

The weather has been very unpredictable the past few weeks in our area.  We have experienced 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. 

You can also check with the National Weather Service to get more tips on safety during flooding. 

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can help your business get back on track after flooding or other disasters.  Call us today for more information (773) 935-6750.

Restoring Your Chicago Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Chicago Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Chicago 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 Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview

SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park/ Lakeview 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.