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Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can Repair the Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can Repair the Damage Flooding from Storm Damage can be repaired by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

Summer rain quickly turned into a storm.  Before long, a golf course was flooded and water rushed into the clubhouse. Water stood two feet high throughout the lower level, which houses employee dormitories, a member lounge, elevator shafts, and the country club wine cellar. Help was needed.

After the storm, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South was called and went to work. The water was pumped out and unsalvageable items were removed. Mitigation teams cut the wet drywall and began drying the facility. After the property was dried, the rebuild began, with construction teams restoring the property to its original state. New drywall, flooring, and trim was installed. Soon enough, the club was back to normal and the course resumed operations.

If your home or business experiences storm damage that results in flooding, water damage, or other property damage, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help.

Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South responds to Commercial Property Damage

Commercial Property Damage

Property damage can happen anywhere.  Fires, floods, storm damage, or other types of damage can impact homes, as well as businesses and commercial property.  SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South regularly responds to water and fire damage in large, commercial buildings and businesses of all sizes.  If a commercial building or business experiences any form of damage to their operation, it is imperative to get the situation under control and up and running as quickly as possible. Each day not open or operating means that people can’t work, with business interruption having a profound impact on the local economy and beyond.  These are the situations when SERVPRO can help and restore damage quickly.

Responding to Fire, Flood, and other Damage

SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South responds to storm, fire, flood or other types of property damage and helps get your commercial building and/or business back up and running as quickly as possible. 

SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South has experience working on commercial projects, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools and Universities
  • Medical and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Manufacturing Operations and Food Plants
  • Commercial Office Buildings

Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South will respond to all storm damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Property Damage from a Storm

Some storms can deliver more than thunder and lightning. Summertime storms can bring powerful winds, heavy rains and severe damage to property. If your property is damaged from a storm, SERVPRO can help.  As 24-hour emergency restoration company that lives in the same area as you, we know when these storms happen and are prepared to respond.

Storm Damage at your Home or Business

Summer storms usually involve water damage, water in the basement, or rain entering a building through a damaged roof or window.  Aside from making sure everyone is safe (including pets), the next step is to stop any further damage from happening.  SERVPRO will provide temporary closures to any open areas before beginning remediation and restoration.  What does that mean?  We will remove any standing water and/or debris and start drying the property.  If there was damage to a roof, walls, windows or other parts of a structure, we can repair all damaged areas, from roofs to windows and carpet.  

Commercial to Residential Restoration After a Storm

As part of the national Disaster Recovery Team, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South is fully prepared to respond in force to any size disaster, bringing all the people and equipment necessary, including our disaster trailer.  If the damage affected a portion of a living room, we will respond there as well.

If you have a water problem or wind has damaged your home or office, call SERVPRO.

Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South provides mold remediation for your home or office

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South provides mold remediation for your home or office When mold is discovered, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South will provide an assessment, containment and expert mold remediation

Discovering mold in your home or office can be alarming.  If mold is discovered, you can contact SERVPRO for an assessment before taking any action.  First things first, do not attempt to clean, scrub or disturb mold, as the spores will easily distribute into the air.  If you have fans or an open window nearby blowing in the area, turn it off or eliminate any breezes.  Mold spreads easily and by scrubbing it or allowing wind to reach the affected area, the spores will simply move to another area.

Removing Mold from the House or Office

Calling a mold remediation expert like SERVPRO will allow for a number of actions to take place. The first thing we do is find the source of the mold.  There may be a leak, a water or moisture source that contributed to the mold growth.  Our trained mold technicians will find the source, eliminate further damage, assess the situation, contain the existing problem and remove the mold.  Also, we will professionally clean the affected areas and contents, as well as provide air filtration and provide any restoration, if needed.

What to do with Mold

If you find mold in the house or office, again, here are a few tips on what to do (and what not to do):

  • Do not touch or scrub mold
  • Turn off any fans or blowing air (HVAC)
  • Do not spray any bleach or chemicals on the mold
  • Do not try to dry the area or use any heaters (you will spread spores)
  • Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

Water in the House: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South helps when you have water trouble in your home or office

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in the House: SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South helps when you have water trouble in your home or office If you have standing water, flood damage, or other water issues in your home or office, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help.

Water damage is a common occurrence in homes and buildings.  You may experience an event with water from a heavy rain, flooding in the area, a broken sprinkler head, or even from an over-flowing toilet.  Whatever the cause of the water problem, SERVPRO can help.  Water damage is not to be taken lightly, as water can cause damage to flooring, wood trim, drywall and other parts of a structure. When water is standing in a basement, rooms, or even in a bathroom, it seeps into crevices and travels under flooring, trim and baseboards.  If not properly dried, that water can create irreparable damage, even cause mold.  Of course, the amount of water needs to be something beyond a common spill, although even a small, steady leak that is not stopped and dried can create big problems.

When to contact SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South for water damage repairs and drying:

  • Standing water in the basement
  • Flood water has entered the house or building
  • Visible damage to a window, door or walls, with water pooling in areas
  • Roof damage that has allowed wind driven rain to enter the structure
  • Sewer water or other plumbing backup
  • A long-term leak has been discovered

If there is a question of whether water can be damaging your home or building, SERVPRO professionals are trained at identifying and surveying the damage any water may have created.  Most importantly, we can remove the water and clean, dry, and professionally repair water damage.

After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in the Plainfield/Naperville South area

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in the Plainfield/Naperville South area Damaged by a fire, this smoke and soot covered wall was cleaned by the SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South team.

When a fire erupted in a residential apartment building in the Plainfield area of Illinois, the local fire department responded immediately, extinguishing the fire. The fire and smoke damage displaced many families, and created a massive clean-up effort for SERVPRO. 

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire burned inside 2 units of a large apartment building, creating heavy structural damage. All told, residents from a total of 12 units were impacted and suddenly without a home. The fire and smoke damage was present throughout nearly all of the units adjacent to where the fire took place. There was also water inside several apartments from the fire department’s response, coupled with smoke smell and soot covering the walkways and stairwells, making the entire building uninhabitable for residents. After this fire took place, SERVPRO was called to assist in the immediate cleanup and mitigation from the fire damaged structure. 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire created structural damage in two units, but heavy smoke damage and soot covered walls, furniture and personal belongings in many of the adjoining units. Outside of the living areas, the signs of fire were found throughout the building.  Smoke and soot damage covered brick walls up and down staircases.  As part of the cleanup, SERVPRO was called in to clean the charred walls and restore the appearance of the building.  Using a combination of commercial cleaning materials and steam cleaning, SERVPRO crews performed a thorough cleaning of all the damaged segments of the brick walls, removing all traces of the smoke and soot damage, making the brick and the fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Plainfield and Naperville South Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Plainfield and Naperville South Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! Photo Caption: This DuPage County home’s basement was damaged by a water leak.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Plainfield/Naperville South basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (630) 369-9710

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (630) 369-9710

When Storms or Floods hit DuPage County, SERVPRO is ready!

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit DuPage County, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage. This customer had hail damage to siding and windows.

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Plainfield and Naperville South, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (630) 369-9710

IICRC Certified Firm

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

General IICRC Certified Firm We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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

  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

Plainfield and Naperville South Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Plainfield and Naperville South Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (630) 369-9710