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Discover mold while unpacking holiday decorations? Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Discover mold while unpacking holiday decorations? Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South If mold is discovered, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South for proper handling.

During the fall, as decorations are unpacked from a year ago, mold is often found when you uncover those old boxes. In moist, dark basements and drafty corners of attics, these are breeding grounds for mold if a source of moisture is nearby. If you find mold, don’t try to handle the removal yourself, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help mitigate the situation.

When you find mold, here’s what to do

Mold is something that you don’t want to deal with yourself.  Following IICRC standards and incorporating industry defined actions, SERVPRO follows all of these protocols when handling mold.  Our staff of trained professionals will do the following:

  • Find the source of the mold and eliminate future development. Is there a drip or a source of water entering your basement or attic? If so, that needs to be dealt with.
  • A trained SERVPRO technician will evaluate the mold and provide a recommendation on the next steps.
  • We will provide an air scrubber and contain the space to prevent spores from becoming air-born and contaminate the remainder of the property while mitigation takes place.
  • SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help with your mold problem and can arrange for the proper disposal of all mold, cleaning and decontamination.

If mold is found in your home or basement, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South to help you: 630-384-1040.

Property Repairs to your Business by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Repairs to your Business by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South If your business has been impacted by water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South.

Re-Open Your Business Faster with Repairs from SERVPRO

After water, fire, or other damage impacts your business, get things back to normal quickly with restoration service by SERVPRO.  Capable of 24/7 emergency mitigation, as well as commercial cleaning and reconstruction, we can help get you and your business back to normal quickly. With a trained and experienced staff, we have the capabilities, equipment, and first-hand knowledge of how to help businesses recover from property damage.

Experienced Commercial Restoration Services in Plainfield / Naperville South

Our restoration staff has been responding to commercial and business property damage throughout Plainfield and Naperville South for years.  Whether it is a retail property, large office building, or a manufacturing facility, our staff can respond with the proper restoration equipment needed to help overcome damage.

Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South to Restore your Business

If your business suffers property damage, call (630) 384-1040 for assistance with:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Water or flood damage
  • Mold removal and cleaning
  • Biological cleaning
  • Emergency Board-Up and Service

Property Damage Repairs by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

General Property Damage Repairs by SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South When water or fire damages your home or office, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South for complete remediation and reconstruction services.

Repairing Property Damage at your Home or Office

When your home or office suffers any form of damage you want a professional, respectable company to respond and help you recover from the damage.  SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South has the experience in responding to water and fire damage and many forms of property damage.  Staffed with a team of trained professionals, operating within industry guidelines, and using all of the latest state-of-the-art equipment, any form of damage to your property will be handled by our team.

Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South for Service

When a tree falls on your roof, water flows into your home, fire damages your property and soot fills your home, we are ready to help.

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Water or flood damage
  • Mold removal and cleaning
  • Biological clean-up
  • Smoke Odor Deodorization
  • Board Up & Emergency Services

For emergency or scheduled property damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South at 630-384-1040.

When water damages your home, we have the restoration equipment to help

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When water damages your home, we have the restoration equipment to help SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South has drying equipment and the restoration experience to help recover from water damage

When water damages your home it can affect walls, furniture and most definitely the flooring.  In some cases, the flooring has to be fully removed but not always.  Using a combination of equipment and experience, SERVPRO may be able to save floors using various techniques and equipment.  In some instances we don’t have to pull out wood floors and turn your home into a construction zone.  If possible, we’ll use equipment to dry out floors in a matter of days, saving the original flooring, and saving you the experience of a remodel in your home. 

Drying Equipment and Expertise to overcome Water Damage

Depending on the situation, your local SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South may have the equipment perfectly suited to provide a quick recovery from a water overflow, flood or other form of water damage.  Many types of equipment are stored in our warehouse to provide drying, cleaning and recovery, all meant to help recover quickly and return your home back to normal.

If you experience some form of water damage, call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South for an estimate for restoration and a determination of which drying equipment we can use to help you recover.

For emergency, 24/7 service, call us at (630) 384-1040

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.”