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Can My Water Damaged Documents Be Saved?

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Can My Water Damaged Documents Be Saved? Vacuum Freeze Drying Chamber

Dealing with the aftermath of water damage in your property can be a stressful process, all the more exacerbated if any documents and records were affected. Water-damaged paper can deteriorate rapidly, and without proper handling, valuable files and irreplaceable documents could be lost forever.

SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle any damaged paper goods.

  • Vacuum Freeze Drying - The item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation (direct conversion of a solid into a gas, skipping the liquid state).
  • Digitizing - In the digital age, digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. If your file room was damaged by water and needs to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, this may be a good choice to eliminate the need to have hundreds or even thousands of documents and records in storage.
  • Gamma Irradiation - When dealing with water damage from a storm situation, flooding or sewage, most of the affected documents will be contaminated. Gamma irradiation will clean/disinfect and decontaminate paper goods by emitting high-energy photos from an isotope scope (cobalt 60) producing ionization (electron disruptions) throughout the items. This will leave the paper clean and decontaminated without leaving behind any residual radiation.
  • Certified destruction - If, for any reason, materials need to be disposed of, we will certify with all entities that their products and materials are destroyed. We aim to protect one’s liabilities, brand image, or proprietary information, and to give you peace of mind that your documents are disposed of properly.

You can trust SERVPRO to take care of all your water damage needs. Call us today!

What Are Air Movers?

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Are Air Movers? Our air movers, ready to service you at any time.

Domestic plumbing is not invulnerable. Pipes can crack, gutters can clog, and toilets can overflow. Even with careful maintenance, all it takes is a torrential rainfall or malfunctioning water equipment to cause significant water damage to your property.

The good news is that SERVPRO is prepared. With industry-approved equipment and tools, such as our air movers, the effects of water damage can be mitigated properly.

High volume air movers can direct clean, dry air at a high velocity through water damaged spaces in order to increase the rate of evaporation. These come in handy for ventilating entire rooms and drying items such as carpet, pads, walls, and furniture. Air movers can even help to rapidly remove gases and fumes.

Paired with a dehumidifier, which removes moisture from air, air movers prove to be invaluable in high-humidity environments. The dry air pumped through our air movers will help move moisture-soaked air toward our dehumidifiers, which promotes faster drying time.

At SERVPRO of Elk Grove /E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle, water damage repairs are carried out with the utmost care. We understand that your property and possessions are precious, and we will be sure to do our job safely and quickly and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055 today to arrange a home visit.

Water Removal in Schaumburg May Require Professional Assistance

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Schaumburg May Require Professional Assistance Schaumburg Water Removal Mitigates Damage to Hardwood Floors and Other Building Elements

Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying in Your Schaumburg Property

For all your water removal in Schaumburg area, you may require a reputable water removal and restoration company. A professional service ensures that the final quality of the work done is superb and that all your furniture, belongings, and building elements are restored to their preloss condition.

Throughout our entire duration of operations, SERVPRO has identified two primary water removal techniques in Schaumburg from the business and residential premises. These are the pump and the vacuum water removal methods.

Vacuum removal entails the use of vacuum cleaners such as wet-dry vacuums to get rid of excess water from the home. To do this, SERVPRO suggests that you apply a cleaning solution in the water and then use the machine to ‘suck up’ excess moisture. For large volumes of water or fear of contaminated water, it is advisable to call us for the water extraction. With an array of wands, we can lift moisture from a carpet without damaging the fibers or laminated layers.

The use of pumps, on the other hand, involves the removal of excess water by use of the conventional water pumps. Place the pipe inside the excess moisture, place the other end of the pipe in a tank and then switch on the pump. This way, all the excess moisture shall be ‘sucked up’ and disposed of in a tank. This sump pump action is applicable in a small percentage of water extraction services. Professional equipment for this type of water removal is inventoried on our service vehicles. Air movers and dehumidifiers are typically equipment employed to eliminate the vestiges of moisture and dampness. Odor control and disinfecting are also key elements to a thorough cleanup in the case of gray or black water.

To take the guesswork out of your water removal exercise, you may require the intervention of a qualified water removal and cleanup company. SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle offers top-notch service. Why not consider giving us a try? Simply give us a call today via (847) 593-3055. We are always ready and willing to be of help!

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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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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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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.

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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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