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Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

After the fire has been extinguished, we are often the next team to arrive on the scene. SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to help.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Using the right tools and cleaning methods are key to quickly and efficiently restoring fire damage. Our professionals are trained to know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.

  • Wet Smoke – Plastics and Synthetics; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.
  • Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs.
  • Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue

We examine all items prior to cleaning to determine the appropriate cleaning method, and we work quickly and methodically from the source of the fire out to the other parts of the structure.

Call Us!

When your home or business needs fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South can help. Our fire restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to mitigate and remediate fire damage. Call us today at 630-369-9710. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Prepare NOW with an Emergency Ready Profile

9/8/2022 (Permalink)

Plan now with a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

This is what is covered in our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility 
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides Facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority area, and priority contact information

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Call SERVPRO of Plainfield / Naperville South at 630-369-9710.

Comprehensive Mold Removal Process in Plainfield?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

We are trusted leaders in mold remediation services in Will and Kendall Counties.

When you discover mold growing in your Plainfield home or commercial business, fast action is required to mitigate the damage before the mold can spread to other areas in the home or workplace. Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South restores water damage following the same procedure for all water-damage events as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help ® when you have a mold problem. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Water Damage Be Restored in Naperville?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

We restore water damage quickly and efficiently in DuPage County.

When you discover water damage in your Naperville home or commercial business, fast action must be taken to mitigate the damage before it becomes a larger and more time-consuming issue. Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South restores water damage following the same procedure for all water-damage events as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We provide sanitizing treatments to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help ® when you have water damage. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Kind of Damage Can Water Do to My Home in Bolingbrook?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South responds to water damage emergencies day and night in Bolingbrook. Water is invasive and can cause significant damage quickly. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water can do in minutes and a week:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us!

When your Bolingbrook home or business has water damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Do I Create a Home Inventory for My Shorewood Home?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South restores storm damage every year in the Shorewood area. A current inventory list of your home’s contents will help your insurance claim settle faster. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for creating a home inventory.

  • Pick an easy spot to start – A contained area—like your small kitchen appliance cabinet, sporting equipment closet, or handbag shelf—is a great place to get started.
  • List recent purchases – Another way to start is with recent purchases—get into the inventory habit, and then tackle your older possessions.
  • Include the basic information – In general, describe each item you record, note where you bought it, the make and model, what you paid, and any other detail that might help if you need to make a claim.
  • Count clothing by general category (Jeans, shirts, etc.)
  • Record serial numbers
  • Check coverage on big-ticket items – Jewelry, art, and collectibles may have increased value and may need special coverage separate from your standard homeowners insurance policy. While you’re making your home inventory list, check with your agent to make sure you have adequate insurance for these items before there is a loss.
  • Don’t forget off-site items 
  • Keep proof of value – Store sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals with your list

Call Us!

When your Shorewood home or business has storm damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Are Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage in Shorewood?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South has been restoring water damage for Shorewood businesses for many years. Water is invasive and can cause severe damage in a short time. Common causes of commercial water damage include:

  • Broken or damaged pipes
  • Leaking sprinkler systems
  • Damaged heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Window damage
  • Roof damage
  • Severe weather and natural disasters

Our team typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call when you need emergency assistance. Our fast emergency response time combined with our use of powerful, industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment creates the perfect formula for minimizing the potential for further damage in many instances. Here is a description of the damage water can do to a structure in one day when the water is allowed to stand unmitigated:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

Call Us!

When your Shorewood business or home has a water damage emergency, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South will arrive quickly to restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do to Stay Safe During a Tornado in Plainfield?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Will County.

Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Tornadoes have occurred in Will County. According to the National Weather Service, the only F5 tornado to ever strike the Chicago area happened on August 28, 1990. This tornado formed near Oswego and passed through Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, killing 29, injuring 350, and causing $165 million in damage in its 16-mile path.

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross on things you can do to stay safe during a tornado:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home - however it is configured - is safe in a tornado.
  • tornado watchmeans a tornado is possible
  • tornado warningmeans a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.

Call Us Today!

When your Plainfield home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Fire Damage Be Restored in Plainfield?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall Counties.

Have you ever wondered what is involved with restoring fire damage? Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South approaches every fire loss using the same process:


Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

We inspect and provide you with an assessment of the damage.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, or it may require major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When your Plainfield home or business has fire damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Protect My Belongings From Water Damage Exposure in Plainfield?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Will and Kendall Counties.

Water intrusion describes water that enters a home or structure from an outside source. This water can be from a broken pipe or from stormwater runoff. This water may be contaminated, so professional mitigation and restoration are recommended. Our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South witnesses firsthand the damage water can do to belongings. Here are some helpful tips from the Insurance Information Institute to keep your belongings protected from unwanted water:

Protect Your Belongings

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof binsespecially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is a risk of destruction from water
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements.In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they're less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an inventory of all belongingsHaving a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

Call Us Today!

You never know when you might have water damage and need emergency restoration services. When your Plainfield home or commercial business has water damage, our local team in Plainfield and Naperville South is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 630-369-9710.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.