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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

Mold Damage Remediation Services Available In Schaumburg

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Services Available In Schaumburg Mold Infestations Need Remediation When Green Fuzzy Stuff Appears on Your Walls in Schaumburg

SERVPRO Provides Expert Remediation to Cleanup Your Home in Schaumburg After a Mold Infestation

Discovering mold on your property means that you need professional remediation services to get things under control safely. Attempting to save a few bucks by performing the repairs yourself, often leads to additional damages or spreading contamination even further.

Take advantage of mold damage remediation services available in the Schaumburg area. It does not matter how big or small the problem is, or what type of mold is growing in your home; professional remediation services are your best chance of controlling the problem correctly.
 
Do not hesitate to call for help, waiting makes the problem worse, escalating damages and causing you to lose more than you should. A company with professional remediation services, like SERVPRO, gives you access to industrial-grade water extraction equipment, fast drying services, as well as cleaning and deodorization services you can count on to restore your home to a safe, clean condition.
 
SERVPRO technicians inspect the surrounding area for damage, contain the space to limit exposure to other clean areas of your home and use Negative-Airflow Machines, Air Movers and other equipment to prevent spreading contamination. Our expertly trained technicians utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to maintain a near-sterile work environment and protect everyone involved throughout your remediation process.
 
SERVPRO locates and repairs the source of moisture allowing mold growth to occur in your home. Then technicians use a variety of hand-held or truck mounted water extractors to remove existing water quickly and efficiently. Each of the different extractors provides technicians with the ability to tackle areas of varying size, making even hidden moisture removable.
 
Fast-drying procedures and EPA-registered disinfectants help prevent secondary damages from developing and make conditions safer for workers to perform their functions. Safe rooms allow workers to enter and exit contaminated areas, while also giving us the proper amount of space to handle and dispose of materials properly.
 
With the contaminated materials removed and water extracted, cleaning and deodorization specialists perform their functions restoring your property to a safe, clean, healthy environment that you and your family can enjoy.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle today to request the help you need, or find out more about the services available in your area. We are available 24-7, call now. (847) 593-3055

Why Air Movers are Great for Repairing Water Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Air Movers are Great for Repairing Water Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes Call SERVPRO to discuss how an air mover can help with your water damaged flooring.

Professional Tools Used in Water Damage Remediation


Water damage is always a possibility in residential properties because domestic plumbing is not infallible. Pipes can crack, gutters can clog, and toilets can overflow. Even with careful maintenance, there are dangers from things like torrential rains and malfunctioning water supplies.

The good news is that water damage in Elk Grove Village can be restored and repaired. It requires the use of specialist equipment, but companies like SERVPRO are always on hand to provide it. With support from high-powered fans, dehumidifiers, deodorizers, and air movers, the effects of water damage get permanently reversed.

Keep reading to learn more about air movers and why they are an important part of water damage repairs.

What Does an Air Mover Do?

Often, these clever machines get paired with dehumidifiers. They direct clean, dry air through a water damaged space as a way to boost the rate of evaporation. The dry air displaces the heavy, water-saturated air and pushes it towards dehumidifiers, which are great at capturing it and removing the moisture.

Once removed, the air is dry and returned to the room so that it can be directed through the space by the air mover again. These machines are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The greater the humidity, the bigger the air mover. The slimmer, portable devices are useful when it comes to drying out narrow and enclosed areas like crawlspaces.

What Are Air Movers Used to Restore?

Air movers are particularly good at supporting the drying out of carpets, walls, cupboards, cavities, and attics. They enhance the performance of dehumidifiers, especially in tight spaces, because the circulation of clean air is essential for fast, effective repairs.

If a carpet has been saturated with water and requires drying, the SERVPRO team can lift it off the ground. Just a few inches is needed to create a drying chamber, and an air mover sits underneath. It blows clean, dry air beneath the fabric and ensures that subflooring gets restored too.

Do Air Movers Work Fast?

The speed of all restorations is dependent on a variety of factors. The most important is the severity of the water damage and, specifically, how many porous items have become saturated. While non-porous materials can be wet vacuumed and wiped clean, fabrics absorb water and require extensive dehumidification.

Consequently, the rate at which air movers operate is related to how fast dehumidifiers are working. For the best possible result, the SERVPRO team carefully controls and monitors the drying process. If things move too fast, there is a risk of secondary water damage, so a measured, cautious approach is vital in most cases.

At SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle, water damage repairs are carried out with the utmost care. We understand that your possessions are precious, so we make their safety a top priority. Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055 today to arrange a home visit.

Is Thermal Fogging a Solution for Fire Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes?

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Is Thermal Fogging a Solution for Fire Damage in Elk Grove Village Homes? Smoke can sometimes do more damage than an actual fire. Call SERVPRO to discuss and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Specialize in Removing Lingering Odors After a Fire

There is more to fire than heat and flames. In fact, smoke is far more dangerous than fire and soot is a lot harder to repair. So, the important question is, what type of damage can soot and smoke do to your home? The answer is a substantial amount if you do not bring in a qualified restoration team soon after the incident.

Fire damage in Elk Grove Village is always a stressful situation, much of it may not be permanent. While badly burned items may be declared lost, it is possible to remove soot stains, lingering odors, and ash residues on surfaces with the right equipment. SERVPRO is a local company based in your area. When fire strikes, we are on hand to fight its effects.

Keep reading to find out how thermal fogging is used to rid fire damaged homes of acrid, lingering smoke odors.

Thermal Fogging 101

Thermal fogging (also called dry fogging) is a simple process. Repair teams use a special device to disperse powerful deodorizers into the air. These deodorizing chemicals are capable of several different things (depending on the specific agent used), but the aim is to neutralize unpleasant odor causing particles.

The technique works because the chemicals are not just applied all at once, in large amounts. They are literally ‘fogged’ into the smoky space, in the form of a fine mist. It is crucial because the key to successful deodorizing after a fire is to chase the bad particles into the surfaces where they are hiding.

The Importance of Penetration

If we do not do this, the smells start to reappear after a few days, because they were never really eliminated. Porous items are the biggest culprit for hiding nasty smoke smells. Fabrics like carpets, curtains, seat covers, rugs, and clothes all absorb odor. Wood is also porous to some extent, but plastics and metals are impervious.

The mist technique creates neutralizing particles which are small enough to follow the odors into the materials and change their structure. It makes thermal fogging a highly effective way to get rid of smoke odors under floorboards, in crawlspaces, crevices, cracks, and cavities. The chemicals used are safe, but the SERVPRO technicians do ask that occupants vacate the building while fogging is ongoing.

The team at SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle uses highly sophisticated techniques to repair and restore fire damage. If your property is in the Elk Grove area and you need help, our experts are always ready to respond. Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055.

Obtain The Water Damage Restoration Services That Your Elk Grove Business Deserves

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Obtain The Water Damage Restoration Services That Your Elk Grove Business Deserves Natural disasters, leaky windows, roofing and plumbing issues, all allow water to intrude into places that endanger your business.

Water Damage Restoration


Natural disasters, leaky windows, roofing and plumbing issues, all allow water to intrude into places that endanger your business. Your hotel could have many hidden dangers that you are not even aware of yet.

Work together with a restoration company that understands how important it is to keep the doors of your Elk Grove hotel open when dealing with water damage. We can provide our services in most cases while limiting any interruptions to your guests or the services you offer them. Contacting SERVPRO at the first signs of water damage on your property allows us an opportunity to erase the physical damage done by water. Our technicians thrive on their ability to make damage appear, "Like it never even happened."

Let's say you have a leak on the third floor of your property caused by a faulty fire suppression system. SERVPRO technicians use the proper signs to alert your guests of any risks and cordon off the affected area, allowing movement through the area if necessary. We use years of experience, in-depth training, and specialized equipment to extract any remaining moisture, oversee the drying process and remove excess water from the affected atmosphere quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO's extraction equipment consists of both hand-held and truck mounted extractors that allow our technicians to handle any size area affected by water. Our moisture detection devices enable us to determine the extent of exposure in a particular location and the ability to test different drying procedure effectiveness. Our teams work diligently to clean and restore damaged items and materials whenever possible, often saving vulnerable items during the process. While having the ability to sanitize the areas of your business with EPA approved antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to eliminate potential health risks that may exist.

We have technicians that specialize in odor removal using air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove even the worst persistent odors. While having the experience and knowledge to dispose of materials or contents that are beyond restoration. Our fast response times allow us to return your facility to its preloss condition, pushing for restoration over replacement whenever possible to help reduce the costs and time associated with your restoration process.

Contact SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle today for the high-quality water damage restoration services your company deserves (847) 593-3055.