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The SERVPRO FOUR Step Mold Damage Remediation Process in Rolling Meadows

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The SERVPRO FOUR Step Mold Damage Remediation Process in Rolling Meadows When you see mold in your home, call SERVPRO immediately to prevent the mold from spreading. We will be on the job within hours of your call.

Trained Professionals Expertly Remediate Mold on Your Property to Prevent an Infestation or Recurrence

Mold spores are in every home. They are, for the most part, inert and harmless. It is only when the right mix of moisture, temperature, and an available food source combine that mold becomes a threat. Although mold does not appear to be the same threat as a fire or flood, it is responsible for millions each year in remediation costs.

The remediation process to clear mold damage from a Rolling Meadows home is an intensive one. SERVPRO has developed a set of steps that help us return each home to a clean state as soon as we can. There are four which we follow regardless of the amount of mold growth or how far it has spread.

Establish Containment – Our first action is always to prevent further contamination. We isolate the affected areas of the home using plastic sheeting as barriers and then seal off all HVAC vents to protect the duct system. Technicians then establish negative air pressure to reduce the number of mold spores in the air and set up ‘clean rooms’ where we keep the tools and protective gear used to clean and remove mold. Each action reduces the chance of an accidental contamination of unaffected areas of the home.

Remove Contamination – Next, we remove property that resists cleaning and the mold spores that cleaning lifts off surfaces in the contaminated area. Our initial action is to vacuum every surface with commercial grade machines that have HEPA filters installed. These filters are designed to catch mold spores, even one, smaller than a mustard seed. Vacuuming removes the majority of loose spores and then we can take out large property that has to be cleaned at our facility or requires disposal.

Clean Dust and Settled Spores – After vacuuming and removal, technicians wipe down all surfaces using wet and dry cloths. Once we complete cleaning, we allow time for spores in the air to settle and then repeat the procedure as needed.

Dry the Materials – Our final, major step is to dry the structural material and surfaces using air movers. These machines force warm, dry air across a surface without damaging it and our technicians place them, so the airflow is directed to the negative air machines to keep the mold content in the air as low as possible. To reinforce this procedure, we may also use small dehumidifiers that draw out moisture but do not have a fast airflow.

It takes time but returning your home to a normal state after a mold infestation is worth it. If you need our help or want to schedule an inspection, call SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows at (847) 934-1700 today.

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SERVPRO - Palatine Flood Damage

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO - Palatine Flood Damage Repairing and restoring the effects of flood damage in Palatine requires a professional service.

Don't Let Storm Damage Take Over Your Home

If the water rises high enough, flooding inside a home can quickly affect not just floors, but furniture as well. Standing water from a failing dishwasher or a backed-up toilet can rapidly soften varnish and other finishes, stain fabrics, and warp the wood on sofas, chairs, and tables.

Repairing and restoring the effects of flood damage in Palatine requires a professional service. SERVPRO understands the consequences that water has on your furniture and how to stop them without causing more damage. We immediately raise furniture off a wet surface or remove it from the affected home if needed. One of our inspectors examines everything for these problems:

Swelling – Water causes wood to swell and crack. Sofas are very vulnerable since the frame is not normally treated to resist water. The framing joints weaken, and the glue which holds it together breaks down. To reduce the moisture content, technicians set dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the frame and the surrounding air. Carefully lowering the moisture content also helps keep the glue together.

Water Spotting – Water often spots upholstery fabrics that require dry cleaning (sofa and chair skirts for example) or leave a water level mark. Our technicians can carefully wet the entire piece of fabric and then dry it to avoid permanent spotting.

Color Bleeding – Dust covers bleed when they absorb too much water and one that sags until it touches the floor or carpet can leave a stain. We set up dehumidifiers to draw out the moisture, but also use air movers to force warm, dry air over the surface to speed up the drying process.

Mildew Growth – If we do not remove standing water quickly, a thin, whitish coating of fungus can begin to grow on exposed wood. We use dehumidifiers and air movers to stop the growth and an anti-fungal cleaner to remove mildew already present.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Returning furniture to a usable state is not a simple process, but a professional restoration service can deal with most damage successfully. If you need us, SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows is here to help. Call today at (847) 934-1700 to get started.

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Receive Qualified Mold Remediation Services In Rolling Meadows

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Receive Qualified Mold Remediation Services In Rolling Meadows Our technicians check all of your windows and make recommendations about repairs, maintenance, and installations that help you avoid future problems.

When Mold Spreads in Your Home, SERVPRO Helps to Remove It

Mold damage can happen anywhere in your home. Any wall that has a plumbing or drain line, anywhere that you have a plumbing fixture or an appliance that requires a constant water source, such as your laundry room, bathroom, kitchen, or the closet where you keep your water heater.

Any wall in your Rolling Meadows home that has a window, door, or outdoor access is susceptible to mold damage. You could have a wall cooler that supplies a room with air conditioning during warmer months that drains improperly, causes condensation buildup around windows, or allows moisture to enter your walls that can give mold all it needs to spread.

If you suspect that there is mold growing in your home, anywhere, take the time to contact your insurance company and find a local mold remediation specialist you can trust, like SERVPRO. Avoid falling for self-help or DIY sites that instruct you on how to handle the problem yourself. It is far harder than you think, may lead to you cutting corners and end up with you calling for help when it comes back again.

As a variety of professional remediation companies do, SERVPRO offers to fully inspect your property to determine if their services are necessary. However, we like to perform a full-service inspection, leaving little to the imagination when we are done. We check for telltale signs of mold contamination, visibly inspect all common areas where mold often grows, including your basement, crawl spaces, utility rooms, or any small enclosed spaces found on your property.

SERVPRO technicians check all of your windows and make recommendations about repairs, maintenance, and installations that might help you avoid future problems from occurring. We check your bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room and more. Anywhere in your home that has experienced recent repairs, or maintains a constant water source. We even check your ventilation system registers, duct work, and filter for contamination.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows can perform full mold damage remediation services anywhere on your property. Using resources to locate airborne mold spores and borescopes to find mold hidden in your walls. Contact us today to receive the services you deserve. (847) 934-1700

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Your Solution to Fire Damage in Your Palatine Home

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Solution to Fire Damage in Your Palatine Home Don't let a fire disaster get worse by not taking care of it with SERVPRO right away. The longer you wait, the tougher things are to repair.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage at Your Home from the Scorched Items to the Lingering Smell

Having a fire on your property can be devastating. However, you should consider that things may often appear more damaging than they are, especially when you have never had a problem like this happen in your home before.
When faced with fire damage in your Palatine home, you should seek professional restoration assistance before you completely give up. The right company can help you receive the services you deserve, returning your home to a quality condition that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.  
You may find that what appears to be severe damage, simply requires a keen eye and experienced hand to return to normal. Even though fire does significant damage, an expertly trained team of qualified technicians, like those offered at SERVPRO, can often produce the results you need to recover successfully.
During the progress of a fire, smoke and soot reach cracks and crevices throughout your home, damaging many surfaces in a variety of ways. Smoke particles damage higher surfaces, including your walls, ceilings and leave odors in your attic, basement, or ventilation system that were nowhere near the actual flames. Ash and soot wreak havoc on lower surfaces, staining furniture and leaving residues that work their way into a surface that requires special cleaning methods to remove.
The longer you wait to make the decision to contact someone, like SERVPRO, the harder it is to restore a variety of items found in your home. We have, however, had more than our share of success in recovering personal belongings that people considered lost. You should never give up before a professional restoration technician has an opportunity to inspect each item carefully, you may be surprised by the results you receive.
SERVPRO is available 24/7, 365, including holidays, making our services available when disaster strikes. Help is a single phone call away; we can give you the assistance you deserve during an emergency, and even help you prevent future events.
Contact SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows today to learn more about our available services and get started with your recovery today. We are waiting for your call. (847) 934-1700

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Taking a Closer Look at Mold Damage in Rolling Meadows HVAC Systems

5/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Taking a Closer Look at Mold Damage in Rolling Meadows HVAC Systems Don't let a mold infestation linger one minute longer than necessary in your HVAC system. Call SERVPRO today for thorough remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Isolate the Cause of the Mold Before Beginning the Remediation Process

The health of your HVAC system is critical because it has a direct impact on the quality of the air that you breathe. Yet, what happens if the components get compromised and, instead of creating and distributing clean air, your system circulates mold?

It is a common problem because it only takes a small amount of moisture to generate spores and mold damage in Rolling Meadows HVAC systems. SERVPRO deals with hundreds of these cases every year, so we know how tricky it is to maintain them.

When called out to a mold remediation case, we always check the condition of the HVAC ducts. Even if the main bulk of the growth is on the walls or the floor, it is important to inspect the airways for spores.

Coils and Drain Pans

The cooling coils cause the temperature of water vapor to drop. It is why there is a draining pan and a deep seal trap in every HVAC unit. The pan catches the dripping water and directs it safely away. However, if it does not get cleaned on a regular basis, organic dirt and grime create a microbial habitat. It is one of the first components that the SERVPRO technicians check. If necessary, we empty and clean it with a fungistat.

Duct Walls

If the inside walls of the HVAC unit are wet, there is clearly an underlying problem with water damage. It is our job to identify it and carry out repairs so that there is no chance of the walls getting wet again after remediation. Once repaired, compact dehumidifiers are the best way to draw moisture out of the ducts and prevent microbial growth. If the fiberglass linings contain mold, removal and replacement is the only viable option.

Air Filters

When there is evidence of mold growth and circulation, SERVPRO always removes and cleans or entirely replaces the air filters. If they can be cleaned and put back, we use biocides and other powerful disinfecting agents to neutralize all spores. We recommend the installation of high-efficiency filters, as they are an affordable way to enhance IAQ and optimize energy consumption.

SERVPRO of Palatine/Rolling Meadows is a local mold remediation service. If you work with us, we guarantee fast, effective results every time. No matter where the mold growth is in your home, our technicians can find and neutralize it. Call us 24/7 at (847) 934-1700.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Hotel In Palatine

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Hotel In Palatine SERVPRO Teams with Commercial Properties to Prevent and Mitigate Fire Damage--the ERP

Trust SERVPRO to Restore the Damage to Your Business After a Fire

Owning a hotel is rough, you have to keep track of all expenses, purchase resources, train and supervise employees, as well as maintain a constant flow of guests to remain profitable. The last thing you need is fire damage on your property, cutting into your bottom line, causing loss.
When a fire damage incident occurs on your Palatine property, you want access to qualified professionals that can get the job done right. Luckily there is a locally owned and operated company available that you can trust to provide you with the services necessary to mitigate damages and get you back on your feet after disaster strikes.  
SERVPRO has technicians available 24/7, 365 days a year, including holidays. We are willing to work during off-peak hours to help limit disruptions to your guests and get started right away restoring your fire damaged property. Our IICRC certified, bonded, and licensed technicians, give you access to professionals with many years of experience associated with fire damage restoration.
Regardless of how the fire on your property started, SERVPRO technicians can help mitigate damages, prevent loss, and help restore your fire damaged property to a quality pre-damage condition in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  
SERVPRO can even assist you before an emergency situation occurs. We can send a professional restoration technician out to pre-inspect your property, look for common issues and make quality recommendations based on the results. Each service we offer is designed to adjust to your unique situation, ensuring quality results and limiting loss.
We understand how important running a safe business environment is to you and make every effort to prevent hazards, protecting your business, employees, and guests throughout the restoration process. You can help by working with us to maintain a solid plan for emergency situations that everyone understands.  
Properly maintain smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and suppression systems installed on your property. Use our professional experience to help prevent future events and maintain a safe, healthy, working environment for everyone involved.  Ask us about our ERP, Emergency READY Profile to expedite emergency assistance.
Contact SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows today for additional information on available services and find out what we can do for you during an emergency on your property. We are here to make your restoration process as stress-free as possible, call today, (847) 934-1700

Rolling Meadows Flood Damage Cleanup

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rolling Meadows Flood Damage Cleanup Flooded Home in Rolling Meadows? SERVPRO Cleans up the Mess

Let SERVPRO Restore Your Flood Damaged Home in Rolling Meadows

When your home is drenched by flooding, you require the services of a professional flood damage remediation company, like SERVPRO. We can restore your dwelling to its previous sanitary and pristine condition. You can rely on our experts to come into your home with the right equipment and experience which is needed for proper cleanup after a flood. Whether the flooding is from a nearby river rising, or the pipes in your home bursting, we can make your property and possessions like new again. Flood restoration is a labor-intensive process which requires several steps.
We completely understand the urgency of getting the flood waters extracted from your home in Rolling Meadows as soon as possible. Therefore, we offer you emergency response to flood damage twenty-four-hours a day. The sooner the water is removed from your home, the less damage you are likely to incur. The worst flood damage occurs when water remains standing in your flooded home for over forty-eight hours, meaning timing is everything when a flood happens.
At SERVPRO, our water extraction service is top of the line, and we only use the best techniques and equipment to get the water out right away. Serious water damage like a flood needs serious attention to make sure that not only is all the water extracted, but that all the areas affected are completely dried and treated fast to minimize any lasting effects from water damage. If the extraction of flood waters is not completed in a timely fashion, the water damage to your home can become quite severe.
Our technicians begin a thorough drying process by using large fans to evaporate moisture. From carpeting to walls to the furniture, it all must be dried completely to avoid mold growth. The cleanup process requires further steps after the drying. We must also sanitize and sterilize any of your possessions which are water damaged. We provide these deodorizing services, so everything smells clean and fresh when we leave.
For our restoration services, we offer a free estimate, meaning you know exactly how much the flood cleanup costs. Our professionals come to your home and record measurements, so you have an accurate estimate of cost and time of restoration. Our proprietary software presents you with a concise, non-confusing estimate and course of action. You can expect affordable costs, as we value your business. The prices are based on how severe the damage is, the size of the area to be treated, the materials which have suffered damage, and the kind of water that is in your home.
SERVPRO of Palatine/Rolling Meadows is standing by always to help you after a flood has hit your home. All you need to do is pick up the phone and dial (847) 934-1700, and we handle the rest so you can focus on other things.

Exploring Important Factors Of Fire Damage Restoration In Your Palatine Home

3/26/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Exploring Important Factors Of Fire Damage Restoration In Your Palatine Home Flames & Smoke Damage Homes in Palatine--Call SERVPRO for Help

Smoke & Soot Compound Damage to Your Torched Property

Understanding that most homeowners have no idea how extensive fire damage is until they have experienced it themselves, you should consider that putting out the fire is only the beginning. A quality restoration company provides you with services to address many different issues that come into play.
As with any fire damage situation in your Palatine home, timing is crucial. The sooner you act, the better the results of your restoration. Letting heat and smoke residues, or water from firefighting efforts linger while you make a decision causes greater problems than you might think.
In our experience at SERVPRO, smoke can be just as damaging, if not more so, than the actual fire itself. Smoke reaches a much broader area and leaves behind acidic residues that cause damage to any surface it touches. You want to have IICRC certified professionals address these residues as soon as possible to ensure returning your home to a safe, healthy status, in a quick and efficient manner.
SERVPRO technicians may be able to see a variety of conditions that your untrained eye does not recognize. The damage you experience from a fire is not always visible, making it best to receive professional assistance.
If a fire has already occurred on your property, contact SERVPRO today. We give you access to expertly trained technicians with years of experience in dealing with fire damage in homes just like yours. Not to mention we have access to industrial-grade water extraction, drying, and cleaning technology that produces fantastic results.
Our extraction equipment comes in various sizes, allowing us to tackle any size job promptly. The moisture detection, air moving, and dehumidification equipment used ensures an efficient drying process. Giving our cleaning and deodorization technicians the opportunity to use various cleaning methods to save many of the contents found in your home, along with personal belongings you consider precious. From ozone machines to air scrubbers to hydroxyl generators, we provide industry-leading equipment for any fire damaging event.
We follow all EPA and OSHA safety standards and guidelines while working with your insurance company to provide you with all of the restoration services you deserve to help return your home to a quality pre-fire damage condition that you and your family can enjoy.
Make sure to contact SERVPRO of Palatine – Rolling Meadows immediately for access to fast, efficient professionals you can trust. (847) 934-1700

Water Damage Affecting Hard Surfaces In Your Rolling Meadows Home

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Affecting Hard Surfaces In Your Rolling Meadows Home Late Winter Storms Cause Water Damage in Rolling Meadows

SERVPRO Provides Water Restoration Services, Call for Help

You may have just purchased a home where the former owners thought they had taken care of all of the damage that existed, or your home might have experienced a recent flooding incident. Regardless of what happened to create the situation you are facing, you need help.

When dealing with any water damage on your Rolling Meadows property, you want to work with someone you can trust. A company that can work with your insurance provider to help with the stress of that ordeal while providing you with the necessary services to return things to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
SERVPRO consists of expertly trained professionals with years of experience dealing with situations just like yours. We have an excellent relationship with insurance companies and always work towards satisfying our customer's needs, often exceeding your expectations.
There are a variety of water damage incidents that SERVPRO technicians face every year. Everything from cold weather issues, including frozen pipes and ice dams, to flooded basements caused by inclement weather or leaky pipes and broken appliances.
Our technicians at SERVPRO have the experience, training, and equipment available to tackle any size disaster. Including those directly affecting hard flooring surfaces of your home.
Concrete flooring is more porous than you may think, while painted concrete affected by flooding often flakes and blisters. Dirt or surface films can help support mold growth on concrete, which makes the application of an EPA-registered disinfectant necessary under certain circumstances.
Asphalt tiles in your home usually maintain a good bond with hard surfaces after a flood. However, white or gray areas can sometimes appear that respond well to cleaning methods. Vinyl tile usually comes loose from excessive water exposure, forcing vinyl to separate from hard floor surfaces.
When tile installed over wood underlayments become involved in a flood, warping or deterioration to the subfloor occurs. Often causing damage that requires removing the tiling to address underlying issues and hidden moisture that may exist.
A ceramic tile consists of grouted joints that normally weather water intrusion rather well. However, cracks may cause vulnerabilities, allowing water to penetrate and requires further inspection. Any subfloor warping beneath ceramic tiling in your home may cause tiles to break apart at the joints and come loose, or cause severe cracking.
SERVPRO of Palatine – Rolling Meadows can assist you with locating and repairing existing damages or help prevent damages from forming, call us today. (847) 934-1700

Faulty Water Systems In Your Rolling Meadows Office

2/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Faulty Water Systems In Your Rolling Meadows Office Most offices have a variety of water pipes and systems with the potential for failure, potentially causing water damage or even flooding.

Faulty Water Systems

Most offices have a variety of water pipes and systems with the potential for failure, potentially causing water damage or even flooding if they are left unchecked. SERVPRO recommends regular inspections to make sure that no leaks or critical failures are allowed to spring, as these checks are much quicker and far less costly than simple checkups and patching. In some cases, old pipe systems may need replacing, but this too is less of a headache than the process of cleaning up damage if they are allowed to burst. If water systems in your office are going to burst, here are some of the most likely locations for the disaster.

Restroom Water Fixtures
Whether for customers, employees, or private office spaces, most offices contain more than a single restroom. Here, a Rolling Meadows office can take water damage from overflowing sinks, toilets, or showers if applicable. Drains can simply become clogged and lead to an overflow, or the pipes themselves may fail and release large volumes of water into the area. If the flow of water is not shut off quickly, flooding and significant damage may result.

Sprinkler Systems
Most businesses of all types are equipped with some sort of sprinkler system to combat fires when they break out. However, despite their usefulness in minimizing fire damage, they also create water damage when used or may break and shower an area unexpectedly. SERVPRO has dealt with the effects of faulty sprinkler systems many times before and can help you to inspect and replace them if need be.

Water Mains And Other Systems
Every office is different, and some may have extra needs or water systems to take into account. In these circumstances, having a layout and plans for the water systems on-hand is a big advantage for our inspectors or technicians. Send us information about your water systems or upload them to our Emergency Ready Profile system to help make our treatments faster and more efficient.

SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows is ready around the clock to respond to water damage in local businesses. Just call us at (847) 934-1700.