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Fire Restoration Services for Naperville?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A fire-damaged home is shown with boarded up windows and fire debris in the side yard. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

Fire Damage Restoration Services for Naperville

After my home was damaged by fire my insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South and I’m thankful that he did. The SERVPRO team arrived quickly, assessed the damage, and tarped up the broken windows and door. They provided a full range of restoration services to return my home to preloss condition, including:

·      Water Removal and Drying

They used dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

·      Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

They used specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

·      Cleaning and Sanitizing

They cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. They also removed the smoke odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

·      Restoration

They repaired windows, the door, and the drywall. After that, they painted and installed new carpet. After the job was completed, you couldn’t tell I ever had fire damage in my home!

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Naperville, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Plainfield?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown on a wall and ceiling. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall counties.

Mold happens.

Did you know that in the right conditions mold can develop in forty-eight hours? Many commercial businesses experience mold damage in the Spring as the weather becomes warmer. Mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, and these microscopic spores float around, waiting for the optimum conditions to present themselves to land and colonize. Here are some more interesting facts about mold from our website:

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has been helping Plainfield commercial businesses remediate mold damage for years. Our technicians have the specialized training and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

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SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with mold damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your mold damage in Plainfield, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding Problem in Naperville?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown coming out of a storm drain and flooding a roadway. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in DuPage and Will counties.

Preventing Roadway Flooding in Naperville?

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has been responding to storm damage emergencies in the Naperville area for years, and we know that having a fast response time is critical to minimizing further damage to your home or commercial business.

Spring is here and that means rising water levels in the DuPage River, which may pose possible flooding conditions for downtown Naperville in May. The City of Naperville website offers some great tips on how residents can help prevent roadway flooding:

Keep it clear.

  • Many stormwater blockages in streets occur due to clogged storm sewer inlets and drains. If there is an inlet in the street adjacent to your home, please keep this drain clear of all obstructions like leaves, grass, and debris.
  • Debris at storm sewer inlets also builds up after a storm event, which is a good time to check the inlet to make sure that the system will work well in the next storm
  • If you see a clogged storm sewer inlet in the City, or cannot clear the debris yourself, please call 630-420-6095 to report the location

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SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with storm damage emergencies in Naperville 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Home Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Plainfield?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Naperville.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests using fire extinguishers in-home settings when the fire is limited to a small area, like a wastebasket and the fire is not growing, and after everyone has exited the building. At SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South, we respond to fire damage emergencies day and night in the Plainfield area and know that fire extinguishers are an effective way of putting out small, contained fires in the home. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA for the proper method to operate a fire extinguisher:

  • Remember the word, PASS:
  1. Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism
  2. Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  3. Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
  4. Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side

The NFPA also suggests that homeowners select a multi-purpose extinguisher that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so big that it could be difficult to handle. Check with your local fire department to see if they offer hands-on fire extinguisher training.

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SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you with fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Plainfield, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Basement Seepage Problem in Shorewood?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Rain is pouring off a roof with no rain gutter attached. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will County.

Preventing Water Basement Water Damage

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to water damage emergencies in Shorewood and other areas in Will County throughout the year. Basement seepage is a common problem that can be prevented with a little work. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water 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.

  • 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.
  • 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!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Shorewood, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Chemical Spill in Naperville?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Two large toxic waste containers are shown with green fluid spilling down the side. We are a premier cleaning and restoration company in Will County.

Toxic Situation

We had some containers of paint thinners and other paint waste waiting outside in the back of our automotive repair shop waiting to be picked up and taken to a designated toxic waste disposal site. Unfortunately, a truck backed up into the containers and they spilled their contents behind the shop. Our shop manager knew about SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South, and they came out and cleaned up the spill.

Although SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South is known primarily for restoring fire and water damage, we also offer a full range of deep cleaning services, including biohazard cleanup and restoration to our customers in Naperville. When we arrived, we quickly assessed the damage, and our technicians cleaned up and decontaminated the area, and removed the toxic chemicals.

Our technicians are trained and certified to safely mitigate biohazardous spills in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and health regulations for the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean up and restore your biohazard damage in Naperville, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Snow-Damaged Roof in Shorewood?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

The roof of a home is shown covered in heavy snow. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Will County.

Heavy Snow Can Stress Out Your Roof in Shorewood!

In Illinois, homeowners run the risk of roof damage in the winter months due to snow and ice buildup. SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies in Shorewood throughout the winter and offer these roof overstress warning signs from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Overstress Conditions During A Snow Event

  • Sagging ceiling tiles or boards, ceiling boards falling out of the ceiling grid, and/or sagging sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads
  • Sprinkler heads deflecting below suspended ceilings
  • Popping, cracking, and creaking noises
  • Sagging roof members, including metal decking or plywood sheathing
  • Bowing truss bottom chords or web members
  • Doors and/or windows that can no longer be opened or closed
  • Cracked or split wood members
  • Cracks in walls or masonry
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Excessive accumulation of water at nondrainage locations on low slope roofs

If any of these warning signs are observed, FEMA recommends evacuating the building and calling a local building authority to conduct a structural inspection.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Extension Cord Fire in Plainfield?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

A single electrical cord and plug is shown. We are leaders in fire mitigation in the Plainfield and Naperville areas.

In a report published by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2014 and 2018:

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 34,000 (10 percent) reported home structure fires per year.
  • These incidents caused an average of 470 civilian deaths, 1,100 civilian injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage annually.

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to fire damage emergencies in the Plainfield area throughout the year and has seen the damage an electrical fire can do to a structure. Here are some safety tips for using electrical cords from the NFPA:

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician.
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords.
  • Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, microwave ovens, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Ice Dam on Roof in Plainfield?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Icicles hang from a roof’s gutter on a house. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Plainfield and Naperville areas.

Icicles and Water Damage

Icicles are beautiful, yet they can become a real safety hazard. When they get large enough, they can cause property damage. If you have icicles on your Plainfield home or commercial property roof, you have an ice dam. According to the University of Minnesota Extension (UMN), an ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on a roof's edge. The ice creates a dam that prevents melting snow from draining properly. The water backs up and can cause rook leaks and water damage to the structure’s walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. 

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Plainfield and Naperville areas and offer these tips from the UMN for preventing ice dams:

  • New construction practices should follow or exceed the state code requirements for ceiling and roof insulation levels to prevent ice dams.
  • New construction should have a continuous, 100 percent effective air barrier through the ceiling. There should not be any air leakage from the house into the attic space.

Call Us Today!

When you need help mitigating water damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Plainfield, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy Customers in Naperville?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A woman is giving a five-star rating on her smart phone. Our Plainfield and Naperville customers are happy with our restoration services!

Customer Testimonials

When your home or business experiences a fire or water damage emergency; fast response time is imperative to avoid longer and more expensive repairs. At SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South, we take pride in our fast response time and our employees' training, knowledge, and experience. Here are some customer testimonials to give you an idea of how we work:


“On 7/5 I discovered water in my basement. I called SERVPRO. Flavio & Manny arrived in short order...they worked really hard, were fast, thorough, and efficient. It couldn't have been easier for me. I have nothing but positive things to say about the quality of work that SERVPRO did and the fine people they employ. I would be happy to recommend the company & their employees to anyone.”

Vickie M., Wheaton IL


“This franchise cannot improve. As far as I'm concerned they are perfect! I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with what these people did for my daughter after her apartment fire in Chicago. They went above and beyond what was expected of them. There is not enough space here to express my thanks for a job well done!!” Richard S., Chicago, IL

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO of Plainfield/Naperville South is Independently Owned and Operated.