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Space Heater Fire in Shorewood?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of a space heater is shown. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Will County.

It gets cold in Shorewood, and many residents use space heaters during the winter. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South offers these heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month

Call Us!

When your Plainfield home or business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Plainfield?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A business professional is working from a laptop. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Ongoing Education

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is a program designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office team current on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Certifications

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

Call Us!

When your Plainfield home or business needs restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion in Bolingbrook?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Will and DuPage Counties.

Water intrusion happens when water enters a structure from outside and causes water damage.  SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has been restoring water damage for Bolingbrook residents and businesses for many years and offer these water intrusion prevention tips to avoid basement seepage from the Insurance Information Institute:

Prevent basement water seepage

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

Call Us!

When your Bolingbrook home or Commercial business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration Services in Bolingbrook?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A small business district is shown. We restore commercial property damage 24-hour a day in damage in DuPage County.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has been restoring commercial property damage for Bolingbrook businesses for years. We perform a wide range of commercial restoration and cleaning services in many different working environments and buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

We provide commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services are not part of a routine janitorial service and are designed to protect your investment and keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

When your Bolingbrook commercial business or home needs commercial restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. We’ll clean and restore your commercial property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Safety Tips for Power Outages in Naperville?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A woman opens the refrigerator and sniffs a container of food. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hour a day in damage in DuPage County.

Have you ever been left sitting in the dark due to a power outage? SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Naperville. Here are some power outage safety tips for ensuring your food is safe to eat after a power outage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Be safe after a power outage. When in doubt, throw it out!

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees or higher for two hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture
  • If the power is out for more than a day, discard any medication that should be refrigerated unless the drug’s label says otherwise.
  • If a life depends on the refrigerated drugs, consult a doctor or pharmacist and use the medicine only until a new supply is available

It’s also a good idea to check on your neighbors. Older adults and young children are more vulnerable to extreme temperatures.

Call Us Today!

When your Naperville home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Home Sprinklers Protect Shorewood Home From Fire?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A sprinkler is mounted on a ceiling in a home. We clean and restore fire damage in Will County.

Are you considering installing a home fire sprinkler system? According to a study published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home sprinklers reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, reduce fire damage by up to 71 percent, and reduce water used to put out a fire by as much as 91 percent!.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to fire damage emergencies every year in the Shorewood area, and we see the difference home fire sprinklers make in reducing fire damage. Here are some interesting facts about home fire sprinklers from the NFPA:

  • Home fire sprinklers save lives and property. In many situations, a family who has survived a fire will also have their “home” to live in and enough of the items and space in their home to continue living their lives as they did before.
  • A home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner’s insurance premium
  • Cigar smoke or burnt toast will not activate a fire sprinkler. Only the high temperature of a fire will activate the sprinkler.
  • A home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain. Just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out.

Call Us!

When your Shorewood home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism Cleanup Services for Plainfield?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A broken window is shown. We clean and restore vandalism in DuPage County.

A broken window and other acts of vandalism can cause significant water and mold damage if not repaired quickly. When your home or business is damaged by vandalism or graffiti, it is important to act fast before the repairs become more time-consuming and costly.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South’s technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore vandalism and graffiti damage quickly and efficiently.

Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve you, so if you have a broken window in the middle of the night, we will come out and board it up and secure your home or commercial building. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South can provide a wide array of vandalism and graffiti removal services. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Contents cleaning

Call Us Today!

When your Plainfield home or commercial business needs vandalism and graffiti removal services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning for Bolingbrook Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A team of technicians is cleaning a workplace. We offer a full range of deep cleaning services in DuPage County.

At SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South, we understand the importance of keeping your Bolingbrook business looking and smelling its best. A sparkling clean, and fresh-smelling office should be the first impression your customers receive. We provide deep cleaning services that exceed what a routine janitorial service can do. We will deep clean your workplace from top to bottom: walls, ceilings, floors, millwork, baseboards, light fixtures, carpets, upholstery, kitchens, and restrooms will look great when we’re through.

Cleaning products build up on surfaces, dulling them over time and leaving your floors and furniture looking dull and dingy. You may also have odors in your workplace you have become accustomed to, but your new clients will notice them immediately. Here are some of the specialty cleaning services we offer:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

We have experience working in many business environments and buildings and will always work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When your Bolingbrook commercial business or home needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage Prevention Tips for Naperville?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A tree is blown over. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook county!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Naperville. High winds can result from thunderstorms and thunderstorms and can turn into tornadoes. Here is some information on types of winds and wind alerts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and be cautious if driving.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures

Call Us Today!

When your Naperville home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Downtown Chicago?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke alarm is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook county!

Smoke alarms are a critical part of a home fire escape plan, as these alarms play an important role in reducing fire deaths and injuries in the United States. Working smoke alarms give early warnings so you can get outside quickly. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Downtown Chicago, and offer these smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoke Alarm Safety
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

Call Us Today!

When your Downtown Chicago home or commercial business has fire damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.