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Specialized Equipment for Elk Grove Water Removal

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Specialized Equipment for Elk Grove Water Removal No matter what has caused water damage in your home, you can trust SERVPRO to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s water removal process

SERVPRO locations around the country have had decades of experience and millions of unique cases to develop cost-effective and time-optimized mitigation and restoration strategies for residential water removal, and Elk Grove homes receive that same thoroughly-planned treatment no matter how large or small the issue. Our technology is specifically engineered to allow machines, sensory equipment, and our trained personnel to work in perfect sync. As an example of our specialization and efficiency, take a look at our standard water removal procedure.

The First Step: Mitigation

First and foremost in any Elk Grove water removal job is to identify and neutralize the source of damage. If the damage has been caused by a storm or other natural causes, the issue most likely solves itself by the time our technicians arrive. Otherwise, our personnel helps to identify the source of the issue and shut it down. Once the environment is safe to work in, we immediately begin pumping out water and performing preliminary mitigation efforts aimed at preventing further damage.

Air Movers

Once we have pumped out all water possible, we still must take care of the thin layers of water that stick to surface and subsurface layers around your home. For this task, we use air movers - powerful machines designed to create directed air currents in a specific region or pattern. These quickly and mercilessly pick up water droplets from any surface in their path, putting them into the air for dehumidifiers to handle.


Once the water is airborne, we cannot simply leave it to settle once more in your home. Our IICRC-certified technicians use thermal and chemical dehumidifiers to suck the water into manageable, movable containers, the final step in our water removal process. After this process, we can begin work on deodorization and restorations. At SERVPRO, our ultimate goal is complete livability in the home, not just a quick water removal job!

SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle is there when you need us most to help you mitigate and recover from water damage of any variety. Just give us a call at (847) 593-3055.  

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Elk Grove Builders’ Supply Water Damage Restoration

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Elk Grove Builders’ Supply Water Damage Restoration Water can cause major damage to your warehouse.

Water Damage Restoration

Installed properly and protected with modern water proofing technology, building materials usually weather the storms with little damage. When water intrudes into workshops manufacturing the same fixtures the outcome is not as bright. SERVPRO offers commercial building vendors help when water threatens raw materials.

Poorly connected plumbing connections failed, causing water damage in your Elk Grove warehouse. Very worrisome is the inventory you store there -- hundreds of custom made doors awaiting final detailing and finishing to withstand the elements. Our team of water removal specialists can be at your site quickly to get rid of the water and start drying the building and the projects ready for your construction company customers.

Unfinished wood absorbs water fast, causing the fibers to swell. Warping and buckling of your carefully designed and crafted doors results if the water remains in the workshops and warehouses. SERVPRO has submersible pumps and heavy-duty water extractors to drain and suck the standing water out of every square inch of your property. Once the evident water disappears, our trained technicians search for any pockets of hidden water using the latest technology. We also measure the moisture content of the stored doors and the structure of the affected areas to set appropriate drying goals.

We arrange your inventory advantageously, off the warehouse floor if at all possible, with an eye to air flow. Our industrial air movers and dehumidifiers rapidly reduce the moisture content of both building and contents. Speed is of the essence with the vast amount of cellulose material involved as mold growth begins within just 24 to 48 hours of the water event if not abated.

We set the drying cycle in motion, and then the job for our technicians is to monitor drying times and targets. We may add heat if indicated by slow drying, but all of the strategies need to be in balance so that your custom made doors and other building materials do not distort or disfigure during the restoration process.

SERVPRO works with your insurance throughout, limiting your out of pocket expenses if your losses are included under your coverage. We also problem solve with you to avoid this type of tragedy in the future and encourage you to look into our Emergency Ready Profile and Plan.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle has the training, tools, and technicians to handle your commercial water damage challenges. Call us at (847) 593-3055 to set up an evaluation.

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SERVPRO's Thorough Action Against Mold Odors in Elk Grove

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO's Thorough Action Against Mold Odors in Elk Grove Once mold is visible, or many times before, there is a smell associated with its presence. Contact SERVPRO at first sight or smell of mold.

Damage in Your Home Needs Complete Remediation Which Includes Combating Odors

One of the most troubling and most noticeable aspects of mold damage is the smell. Foul odors are, more often than not, the first thing homeowners notice before discovering mold growing in their home. Cleaning up these odors is no easy task, as the chemical compounds mix evenly through the air and often settle into materials and surfaces across the home. Without full industrial treatments, these odors can persist for months or even years after the mold has been dealt with. While less well-equipped companies often forget or forgo treatments for these odors, SERVPRO is careful always to bring the right equipment and the right plan to clean up odors. Our deodorizing foggers help to eliminate odors in their entirety, and when coupled with our advanced sanitization gear, no trace of mold damage should be left after we have come through.
We remove odors from mold damage in Elk Grove homes by bringing in two different types of fogging machines - ultra low volume (ULV) foggers, and thermal foggers. ULV foggers are used for tight spaces such as the areas beneath floorboards or behind walls and specialize in reaching into the deepest and hardest-to-reach corners and cracks. Thermal foggers are our primary weapons for larger spaces, often employed in living spaces of the home such as entire rooms or hallways. Typically, both machines are used to some extent in a home, as they target different areas and are both required to eradicate odors fully.
Common household cleaning products and deodorants fail to eliminate odors simply by their chemistry. Most cleaning products are designed to mask odors rather than eliminate them, and even higher-quality deodorants are difficult to apply to the dark, out-of-reach places that mold colonies tend to inhabit. The advanced equipment used by SERVPRO is specifically designed for mold and fungal odors, so these problems are easily worked around by our technicians.
SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle is a local franchise with national resources to help us eliminate mold and all of its odors from your home. Call us day or night at (847) 593-3055.
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SERVPRO - Schaumburg Fire Damage

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO - Schaumburg Fire Damage Restoring Schaumburg homes after fire damage is an SERVPRO specialty.

SERVPRO Can Assist You with Fire Damage Restoration

  Most fires are far less damaging than many people believe. The first sight of their home overwhelms most residents though. A professional restoration service can clean the majority of the damage and keep the costs of replacement to a minimum.

Restoring Schaumburg homes after fire damage is an SERVPRO specialty. We have decades of experience in Illinois and a highly trained response team that can analyze surface types and work with the fire department to determine other factors after a fire that help us determine a cleanup plan specific for each customer.

Surface Type – Non-porous surfaces (vinyl wall coverings and glossy, enamel paint for example) are much simpler to clean than porous surfaces (i.e. wallpaper and flat, latex paint). Porous surfaces are penetrated much easier by smoke odors and particulate residue, so they require more intensive cleaning products and devices to agitate them and release the particles.

Natural fibers (cotton and wool clothing) attract less residue than synthetic fibers (carpets) but are harder to clean than synthetics.

Surface Age – Over time, paint deteriorates and becomes more porous. It is also true for carpets and clothing, regardless of the fiber content.

Heat Level – The higher the temperature, the faster paint breaks down and furniture finishes melt and ‘bubble.' Surfaces warp and expand more the hotter a fire burn which allows particulates and odors to penetrate deeper.

Moisture Level – A high moisture level combined with high temperatures cause tile and vinyl to yellow and create permanent stains in other structural and personal property. The most common sources of moisture in this situation comes from home sprinklers and water used by firefighters. 

Type of Material – Burnt natural materials (wood, paper, and cotton fabric) leave a dry, powdery residue which is easier to remove than the wet, smeary residue left behind by burnt synthetic materials.

Temperature Changes – Some residues increasingly damage surfaces as they cool. They form a film which is harder to remove and may even cause enough permanent damage to warrant disposal of the building material or personal property item.


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Restoring your home after a fire can be expensive and time-consuming. The agency you hire must have the experience and patience to walk you through the process. SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle is here to help. Call us today at (847) 593-3055.    

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Expert Water Removal Services Available in Elk Grove

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Expert Water Removal Services Available in Elk Grove Removing water quickly after damage is key to preventing further damage and possibly mold. Contact SERVPRO and we'll be on the job quickly.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Remove Water After Damage to Prevent Problems in the Future

Having an accident or flood can be a devastating experience. Even a little water can lead to significant damage if given enough time. It can affect your belongings, furniture, and even the structural stability of your home.
When facing water removal issues in your Elk Grove area home, it is important to have a trained professional on your side. You want to locate the source of the problem, get excess water out of your home, and have someone available to deal with unsuspected damages.
SERVPRO has 24-hour emergency service, IICRC certified technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and years of experience providing extraction, drying, cleaning, and repair services for customers just like you. We understand how water works, making its way into cracks and crevices, leading to expensive damages.
SERVPRO uses infrared moisture detectors to locate even the smallest amounts of water, water extractors of all shapes and sizes, along with drying and dehumidification equipment to get water out of your home in a quick, efficient manner that limits any losses you may experience.  
SERVPRO performs wet carpet removals, content and structural decontamination, humid or flooded basement cleanup services, as well as complete structural drying. We even make sure that the inside of your walls remain entirely moisture-free and perform mold remediation services when necessary to help you maintain a clean, healthy home.  
Attempting to perform your water removal services alone leaves you with hidden pockets of water throughout your home that can cause excessive damages in the future. Without the right tools and experience, everything can get out of hand quite fast, leaving you with a huge mess and significant problems that you simply do not understand.
We can provide you and your family with the services you deserve. By assigning qualified technicians, we help return everything to normal in a quick, efficient manner, after an emergency occurs.  
Get the help you need by making your way to SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle, today. (847) 593-3055

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How SERVPRO Assesses Flood Damage To Your Schaumburg Bedroom

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Assesses Flood Damage To Your Schaumburg Bedroom Schaumburg Flooding Gets Rapid Water Removal from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Expert Technicians and Devices to Deal with Storm Related Water Problems

Water damage to your bedroom is a terrible inconvenience. Any leak or flood from a faucet, tub or pipes in your home carries with it the risk of flood damage throughout your house. Water might also enter your home from a storm or flood outside. Water can migrate to your bedroom and damage the structure of the room such as the floors and ceilings and can also cause harm to your furniture and belongings. A flood can happen to anyone, and if you happen to have an en suite bathroom, it is even more of a worry.
Flood damage to your Schaumburg property is a frustrating situation, and of course, you want to get it remedied as soon as possible so you can get a good night’s sleep once more. SERVPRO has the experts for mitigating water damage. Put in a call to us; our teams are trained to assess and deal with any water problem no matter how big or how small it is so you can enjoy your home once more.
Our professional assessment of the situation begins when you contact our 24-hour help center. We understand that swift action reduces the risk of even more damage which is why we are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our professional office staff understands that this is a frightening and confusing time. We ask you a series of questions about the flood to better understand your needs.
Our technicians begin their visit to your home with a thorough assessment of the flood damage. We start with a visual inspection that includes looking at your bedroom walls, ceilings and carpets, and also the floor under the carpets. We examine furniture and soft furnishings so we know what can and cannot be saved.
SERVPRO understands that even the most thorough visual inspection does not give a true picture of flood damage. That is why we train our technicians in the use of a range of detection equipment to seek out all types of water damage. Moisture sensors are useful for examining soft materials such as carpet to determine the presence of water and the extent of the flood damage. Moisture meters show the amount of damp that is present and can be used to examine inside wall cavities and under wooden flooring so that our technicians know where water has migrated to and how deeply it has penetrated the materials.
Using professional equipment to examine your bedroom means not a single damaged patch goes untreated so there are no hidden worries or potential time bombs.
Do not panic about water damage to your home. Let SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle assess and remedy the situation. Call us at (847) 593-3055 for help.

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Professional Water Removal Services Available In Elk Grove Help Protect Your Home From Damage

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Professional Water Removal Services Available In Elk Grove Help Protect Your Home From Damage SERVPRO can help prevent excessive water in basements, where groundwater makes its way into your home through cracks in the floor.

Protect Your Elk Grove Home From Water Damage By Calling SERVPRO

Water is smart, giving way to paths that provide resistance to locate more intrusive ways to enter your home. Seeking these paths of least resistance means that as water finds its way into your home, there is often more than a single area to focus on that may contain water.

There are a variety of ways that water can enter your Elk Grove home, making professional water removal services your best option for preventing damages that can develop over time. Having a pre-existing relationship with a local restoration company gives an expertly trained technician the opportunity to inspect your property and eliminate problems that already exist.

SERVPRO can help prevent excessive water in basements, where groundwater makes its way into your home through cracks in the floor. Pressure buildup beneath your basement floor creates cracks that allow water to break through causing mold damage and corrosion over time. Untreated materials found in your basement also cause severe problems with structural stabilization if left untreated for too long.

Even if you take all of the necessary precautions to avoid damage during a flood, common construction methods tend to leave small spaces between the footer and your basement floor. SERVPRO technicians have experienced jobs where window wells hold excessive moisture and allow it to seep into your basement, walls, or flooring, while other types of walls sweat, causing water to pool inside.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained water removal technicians have an answer to all of these problems and more. Our IICRC certified technicians use industrial-grade water removal equipment, including infrared moisture detection devices to locate and remove pockets of moisture hidden throughout your home.

Whether water gains access to your home through cracks in your floor, under the footer, from bleeding or sweating through walls, natural disasters, or plumbing accidents, one thing is certain. You want to get the water out of your home as soon as possible to prevent additional damages or health problems that could affect your family.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle for all of your water removal needs. We are available throughout the area 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, providing quality solutions that our customers can trust. (847) 593-3055

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When Fire Damage Spreads to Outbuildings and Other Areas in Elk Grove

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damage Spreads to Outbuildings and Other Areas in Elk Grove Campers can also sustain fire damage. Call SERVPRO to remediate so that the damage does not prevent your family's next vacation adventure.

Quick Reaction to Fire Damage can Minimize Further Potential Damage from the Elements on Your Exposed Property

A burning house poses many dangers. Hot ash and burning embers can start fires in other nearby locations. Sheds and campers can also ignite and catch on fire. Because these are smaller in size, they may not receive the attention that a burning home receives, but these can burn that much faster, and sustain enormous damage, also.
Unfortunately, the same is true when your Elk Grove neighbor's home catches on fire, as this can cause fire damage to your own home. Since damage related to a fire can range in severity to slight and almost unnoticeable to complete destruction, we at SERVPRO make it a point to provide restorations to any size job, no matter how small or how complicated it might seem. This is crucial to your family's continued safety because fire damage can leave behind hidden problems throughout your home.
When fire spreads, those sites need to be restored, also. Leaving a shed, greenhouse, or camper as it is can only lead to future situations that could have easily been repaired immediately after the fire happened. Electrical shocks can happen anywhere electrical wiring is located. Tools and other equipment can become rusted when rain enters through the holes burned in the roof of your shed or detached garage. These holes do not need to be large and visible – they can be tiny, and only visible in the daylight when you are inside the shed.
Campers and RVs are investments that your family relies on to take breaks from home but within a safe and secure manner. When they need repairs, waiting is not in their best interest, nor in your own. Fire damage can affect these items, also. SERVPRO technicians can repair these quickly, and at the same time that your home is receiving the attention it needs, saving you time and money.
When your home or other buildings on your property has fire damage from a neighboring property's fire, repairing and restoring your home so that it is “Like it never even happened” should be high on your priority list. The source of the damage is unimportant compared to rectifying the situation and returning your home to a safe and livable place for your family.
SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle has technicians who are trained according to IICRC standards. We take pride in how well we do our work and want you to rest assured that after any size fire, we can make any and all needed repairs so your family can return home again. Call (847) 593-3055, any day of the week, night or day, for repairs and restorations that your home needs after sustaining fire damage.

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Responding to Water Damage in Your Elk Grove Woodwork Shop

5/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Responding to Water Damage in Your Elk Grove Woodwork Shop Contact SERVPRO after water damage in you woodwork shop to get back to making beautiful wood creations for your customers.

SERVPRO Technicians are Experienced When It Comes to Handling Commercial Water Damage Disasters

For water repair companies like SERVPRO, it is surprisingly common to deal with burst hot water tanks. Many of these units serve small commercial complexes, so they tend to be monitored less closely than the boilers and water systems in residential properties. The problem with this is that, without the right maintenance, water tanks are prone to leaks.

The average size (forty gallons) tank can cause significant commercial water damage in Elk Grove businesses. In a small woodwork shop, for example, you could expect around 200 gallons of liquid to spill out in the event of a rupture. The good news is that, in a steel frame and low porosity concrete building, the water absorbs at a very slow rate or not at all.

Responding to the Damage

The majority of woodwork shops have a drain in the center of the floor which can be used to hose the workspace down. It is very useful because it means that a lot of the water gets directed out of the building. Around 1/3 of the liquid is likely to remain, and much of this is soaked up if you have sawdust covered floors.

Surface Water Mopping

So, for SERVPRO, it is a matter of removing the wet sawdust and taking as much water with it as possible. Broadhead mops and squeegees are used to push the material into the center of the shop, where it gets collected and extracted. After this, we use weighted compression tools and hard floor squeegees to soak up the rest of the liquid. The use of pump extractors is unlikely in this scenario because the volume of standing water is minimal.

Applied Structural Drying

Usually, woodwork shops are uniform in shape. They can be quite large, but they do not have many deep cavities or crevices. It makes it easier for SERVPRO to regulate the humidity using air movers and dehumidifiers. For a 1,000 square foot shop, two air movers are set up for rapid surface drying. They get combined with a small dehumidifier (working at around 14 pints per day). As the shop is only moderately wet at this point, a medium powered unit should be sufficient.

Water Tank Replacement

The SERVPRO team can arrange for a replacement water tank to arrive on site. We have links to a broad range of vendors, suppliers, and contractors, so this is something that we can do on your behalf. All installers are fully vetted and qualified.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle serves business owners in the Elk Grove area. If your property has a problem with water damage, caused by a burst tank or pipe, our team can help you resolve it quickly. Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055.

Are You Experiencing Flood Damage Or A Main Water Line Break In Your Itasca Area Home?

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Experiencing Flood Damage Or A Main Water Line Break In Your Itasca Area Home? Itasca Floods from Old Copper Pipes? Call SERVPRO!

Itasca Flooding Benefits from SERVPRO Water Extraction and Drying

A copper water main lasts an excess of 60-years, making it highly unlikely for you to experience a water main break during your lifetime, especially if you purchased your home new. For those of you who purchased an older home, the age, corrosion, temperature fluctuation, and whether your piping experiences electrolysis or not plays a major role in its survival.
While it is unlikely, flood damage can occur in your Itasca home because of a broken water main. Therefore, it is important to understand what to look for and avoid panic, should this become a problem for you. First and foremost, never attempt to repair a broken main on your own, without the proper experience and resources, you are likely to cause more damage and waste quality time. You could also jeopardize your safety.
Learn where your main water shutoff is and how to operate it successfully during an emergency. If a constant stream of water forms on your property or in the roadway, it could mean that you, or a neighbor, has a leaky water main. You need to contact a qualified company, like SERVPRO, that can help you get things under control quickly and limit the damage you experience after contacting your municipal water department.
If no one is using water in your house and you still hear a rumbling, or hissing noise where the pipe enters your house, this could be an indication that water is exiting somewhere between the house and the water main. SERVPRO technicians have access to the equipment and personnel necessary to locate and repair the damaged piping, fix the grading in your yard after repairs have been made and install additional drainage, sump pumps, or backflow valves where appropriate.
If you are experiencing pressure loss, standing water, or develop sinkholes in your yard, a main water line break is likely the culprit. Keep in mind that just because the life expectancy of the water main is 60-years, it does not mean that it cannot break earlier. 

Using a company, like SERVPRO, with IICRC certified technicians helps you keep a close eye on these issues and get the help you need during an emergency. We have many services designed to address both exterior and interior issues caused by plumbing problems that occur in your home.
Give SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg /  Itasca /  Roselle a call today for assistance with your water main, or issues concerning fire, water, mold, or storm damage that develop on your property. We are here to help. (847) 593-3055