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National Preparedness Month 2019: Be Prepared with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

An iPad and an iPhone showing the SERVPRO ERP app installed The Emergency Ready Profile is a no-cost readiness plan to prepare your business for any size disaster.

September is observed annually as National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. This is a great time to ensure your commercial property or business is prepared for the unexpected. Whether natural or man-made, disasters can occur at any time, and there is no telling what damages could be caused.

According to industry studies, up to 50% of all businesses may never recover after a disaster. Of those that do make it through, it's likely because preparedness plan was set in place.

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) can help you minimize business interruption by setting up an immediate plan of action at no cost. Knowing what steps to take and what to expect in advance can help ensure timely mitigation and minimize the effects of water and fire damage to your business.

The ERP compiles critical information to begin mitigation and recovery services immediately when you need it into a physical Profile Document, as well as a mobile app called Ready Plan for quick and easy accessibility. This information includes emergency and primary contact information, gas and water shutoff locations, and priority areas in the building.

By working with SERVPRO to develop your ERP, your business receives the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

For more information on the Emergency Ready Profile, click here.

Also be sure to check out ready.gov for more great resources on how to prepare for the unexpected.

If you would be interested in setting up an ERP for your commercial/business property, call SERVPRO at (847) 593-3055 to begin your free assessment.

Rebuilding After a Sewage Loss in a Schaumburg Commercial Building

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency water mitigation services are especially important if your commercial property suffers a sewage backup. Because of the dirt and contaminants present in the water, your property may suffer extensive damage that may be hard to recover from. SERVPRO can help you not only dry and decontaminate your property after a sewage water loss, but also help put your property back together.

This particular property in Schaumburg had various rooms throughout flooded by sewage water. SERVPRO was called in after hours to remove damaged materials such as flooring and drywall, followed by cleaning and disinfecting using a power anti-microbial agent. Finally, drying equipment was placed for three days to dry out the premises.

After the mitigation work was completed, a plan was enacted to put everything back together. This gave the building owners a chance to upgrade a few things, including the flooring in the bathroom pictured here. These before & after shots showcase the results of the mitigation work, as well as the results of the rebuild afterwards.

Like it never even happened.

We at SERVPRO treat every job with the same level of quality and care, no matter how large or small. Call us 24/7 at (847) 593-3055 to begin the process today!

Common Water Issues for Businesses

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

For a commercial property owner in Schaumburg, IL, unexpected water problems can be a big issue. Fortunately, a water damage professional can help you assess, clean, and repair damages from any flooding or leaks you may have. Here are a few of the most common water problems a business may face from leaking pipes to foundation cracks.

1. Pipe Breaks

A pipe break can occur in a number of ways. Over time, the pipe can age and loosen in its fittings, or extensive use can lead to pinhole leaks. Extreme heat or cold can also affect a pipe’s integrity. A blocked pipe can lead to pressure buildup and eventually burst.

2. Plumbing Backup

Blocked plumbing can even lead to a toilet backup or sink overflow. When a pipe is blocked, water can take the shortest path out regardless of its intended flow path. Blockages can occur from a number of things, including the buildup of water minerals over time inside a pipe or someone pouring a solidifying material, such as plaster or grease, down a drain.

3. Weather

Extreme weather conditions can also lead to leaking pipes. Cold temperatures can cause the water in pipes to freeze and expand. The expansion puts pressure on the pipe and can create a crack or even cause it to burst altogether. If you know cold weather is coming, you can check with a local professional about what preventive measures to take.

4. Foundation Cracks

Foundation cracks can also become a problem leading to water damage. Water can seep through any cracks and pool, leading to further issues such as mold. Any cracks should be investigated and assessed as soon as possible to determine the best course of action. Water damage can happen to a commercial property. Fortunately, a professional can fix the damage caused by leaking pipes, foundation cracks, backed up toilet, or weather, and help you repair your property.

When your business is affected by water damage, SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle and SERVPRO of Palatine/Rolling Meadows are ready and available 24/7 to begin emergency services. Call us at (847) 593-3055!

Commercial Flood Damage Services in Schaumburg

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

The disruption that flooding and water damage can bring to a commercial property in Schaumburg can be costly. Insurance companies may help to pay for the actual damages, but they rarely cover lost revenue. SERVPRO emphasizes speed and timeliness in our commercial restoration projects to help get businesses back up and running.

Response Time

We are on hand 24/7 and our crews are able to arrive on-site with the proper equipment within four hours of your first call. By responding quickly, we help to prevent further damage and materials soaking, saving days or even weeks of restoration time.

Fast And Heavy Equipment

We equip our crews with industrial-grade drying and restoration equipment to ensure they perform as quickly and effectively as possible. Our water extractors pump out standing water at high speeds, and our air movers remove any extra moisture from surfaces. For water removal, when speed and thoroughness are key, our tools and machinery pack a solid punch.

Trained, Certified, And Helpful Staff

Be it our technicians, inspectors, or office representatives, SERVPRO is renowned for our friendly and helpful staff. Technicians are happy to explain what they're doing to you, and our representatives can help communicate on your behalf with insurance companies and other relevant parties. Our staff will work with you to get the job done as smoothly and quickly as possible, and we are open and welcome to any questions or requests.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle and SERVPRO of Palatine/Rolling Meadows are ready around the clock to respond to commercial flood damage to get you back in business. Call us at (847) 593-3055 for fast and reliable service you can count on!

From Retail Stores to Hotels, SERVPRO Handles Any Size Disaster!

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

In addition to restoration services for homeowners, we at SERVPRO also specialize in emergency cleaning and restoration for commercial businesses.

There's never a convenient time for damage to strike your business. Whether it’s fire, water, or mold damage, every hour you spend cleaning up yourself is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Call the experts – we’re available 24/7 and because we are locally owned and operate in Elk Grove – we’ll get there fast and start helping you immediately.

Call Us for Emergencies With Your Business – (847) 593-3055

We specialize in the following types of emergency services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Mitigation & Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Events

We Have What It Takes To Restore Your Commercial Property

At SERVPRO, we know that cleaning and restoring commercial properties requires a unique blend of the right training, hands-on experience, and specialized equipment. We have the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients and your business.

We service the following types of commercial businesses:

  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Restaurants
  • Small Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Small Retail Stores

Our Specialty Commercial Cleaning Services

Whether you need to remove a pesky odor problem or you need to deep-clean flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO to get the job done right – the first time. We’ll respond to your call quickly and get to work immediately – making your business look its very best.

We offer a wide range of commercial cleaning services. From removing biohazard contaminants to removing lingering odors like cigarette smoke, SERVPRO has the specialized training and products to get your property back to business as soon as possible. We will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Some of our commercial cleaning services include:

  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Vandalism

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (847) 593-3055

Business and Property Owners in Elk Grove - Partner with SERVPRO for Fast Response to Your Weather Damage Emergency

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO understand the urgency to get your business back up and running.

When weather damage strikes your commercial property, it can be a difficult process to deal with. Business is interrupted, resulting in potential loss of revenue and customers. We at SERVPRO understand the urgency to get your business back up and running. As soon as we receive your call, making sure you and your property are taken care of is our priority.

Our highly trained crew chiefs and technicians are experienced and qualified to handle any size disaster. From large commercial lots to small mom and pop shops, no job is too big or too small for our team. In addition to our expertise, we at SERVPRO also value our customer relationships. From start to finish, we will make sure to stay in constant communication so we are on the same page. We aim to give you peace of mind in the midst of a stressful time. Check out testimonials from previous customers regarding our commercial work.

To further offer you peace and security, we offer a free consultation and emergency plan called the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This profile compiles all necessary building information needed in the event of an emergency, such as water and gas shutoff valve locations, emergency contact information, etc. In addition, through a mobile app, you will always have a direct line to our office, streamlining the restoration process even further. The ERP ensures that when disaster strikes, you are ready and prepared to tackle it head-on.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove/E. Schaumburg/Itasca/Roselle and SERVPRO of Palatine/Rolling Meadows service these cities, as well as Medinah, Wood Dale, Inverness, and elsewhere around the Chicago suburbs. In the unfortunate event your business or commercial property is struck by disaster, call us any time 24/7 to begin the restoration process to get you back up and running! (847) 593-3055

Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Firm in Schaumburg

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

You can rest assured having qualified professionals addressing the water damage to your property.

There are a variety of water issues that can affect how your firm in Schaumburg operates, some of which may leave you wondering whether you can recover at all. Plumbing problems, fire suppression system malfunctions, or faulty equipment can all take their toll, causing water damage where you would least expect. If you are currently experiencing water damage in your firm, call our office for professional assistance today. Our IICRC-certified technicians can provide you with a variety of services to help restore damage to your property while also assisting with the recovery of many business assets.

As a law or accounting firm, you likely have a variety of electronic equipment, printers, photocopiers, computers, phones or even advanced technology, such as tablets, projectors, and more, all of which respond poorly to water intrusions. SERVPRO takes all of this into account, spending the time needed to retrieve and address these items carefully.

By paying close attention to each workstation affected by the event, we can save many items you may consider lost. SERVPRO technicians do a lot more than remove water and repair damage to your walls. We perform precision work that ensures your firm recovers as quickly and efficiently as possible while limiting any losses your company might experience.

SERVPRO technicians perform restoration services on your property as safely as possible, cordoning off damaged areas, eliminating possible hazards that could affect your employees. We make it entirely possible to maintain operations while your restoration is still underway.

With expertly trained technicians available anytime, day or night, we help limit any interruptions to the productivity of your staff and keep you moving forward after an emergency occurs. You can rest assured having qualified professionals addressing the water damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle assists with water emergencies of all shapes and sizes, ensuring you have the help you need available when it is needed the most. Call for fast, efficient restoration services, today (847) 593-3055.

Warehouse and Inventory Water Damage Restoration

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

When plumbing connections fail in your warehouse, not only is your property from water damage, but your inventory may be affected as well. Our team of water removal specialists can be at your site quickly to remove the water and begin the drying process to save your property.

SERVPRO has submersible pumps and heavy-duty water extractors to drain and suck the standing water out of every square inch of your property. Afterwards, our trained technicians will search for any pockets of hidden water to ensure a thorough dry out. We also measure the moisture content of any affected materials and the structure of the affected areas in order to set an appropriate drying plan.

We arrange your inventory strategically, off the warehouse floor if possible, to maximize air flow. Our industrial air movers and dehumidifiers are then set in place to begin the drying process. Time is of the essence as mold growth can begin within just 24 to 48 hours of the water loss occurrence if not abated. Once the drying cycle is set in motion, our technicians will track the process daily to make sure proper drying is occurring.

SERVPRO also 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 a repeat occurrence in the future. We highly encourage you to look into our Emergency Ready Profile to plan ahead with us.


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.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Hotel

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

With hotels needing a constant flow of guests to remain profitable, the last thing any hotel owner needs is fire damage disrupting their business.  

When your property suffers fire damage, you want access to qualified professionals that can get the job done right. Luckily there is a locally owned and operated company you can trust to provide 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 restore your fire damaged property as quickly as possible. Our IICRC-certified technicians have many years of experience with fire damage restoration. Regardless of how the fire started, SERVPRO technicians can help mitigate damages, prevent loss, and help restore your 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 we will make every effort to prevent hazards and protect your business, employees, and guests throughout the restoration process. Use our professional experience to help prevent future events and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for everyone involved. Ask us about our Emergency READY Profile (ERP) to expedite emergency assistance.

Contact SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle 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) 593-3055!

Is Your Business Prepared for Disaster?

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

According to industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover after a disaster. Of the ones that do survive, the majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Wondering how you can develop a preparedness plan? SERVPRO can help you with a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. With this plan in place, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan in place.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (or ERP) is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s ERP, your business with receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. Call us today to prepare for tomorrow.

Are All Your Ducts In A Row?

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

If your business property is experiencing poor indoor air quality, the ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit. SERVPRO is equipped to clean your HVAC system to not only improve air quality, but also help your business save money on energy.

If your HVAC has been operating without attention for sometime, it could be circulating odors, dust, and other contaminates. To remove these, it is vital to have the ducts thoroughly cleaned.

In addition, a clean HVAC will improve airflow, thereby allowing it to run more efficiently and reduce the risk of fire, which is especially important when combustable dust is present. Potential mold growth can also be reduced when your HVAC is properly taken care of.

Our professionals are available to make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. Our goal is to provide peace of mind on the health of your system while also saving you money.

For more information on duct cleaning, contact us at (847)593-3055!

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Flood Damage Restoration in Schaumburg

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Flood Damage

The disruption that flooding and water damage can bring to a commercial property in Schaumburg can be costly. Insurance companies may help to pay for the actual damages, but they rarely cover lost revenue. SERVPRO emphasizes speed and timeliness in our commercial restoration projects to help get businesses back up and running.

Response Time

We are on hand 24/7 and our crews are able to arrive on-site with the proper equipment within four hours of your first call. By responding quickly, we help to prevent further damage and materials soaking, saving days or even weeks of restoration time.

Fast And Heavy Equipment

We equip our crews with industrial-grade drying and restoration equipment to ensure they perform as quickly and effectively as possible. Our water extractors pump out standing water at high speeds, and our air movers remove any extra moisture from surfaces. For water removal, when speed and thoroughness are key, our tools and machinery pack a solid punch.

Trained, Certified, And Helpful Staff

Be it our technicians, inspectors, or office representatives, SERVPRO is renowned for our friendly and helpful staff. Technicians are happy to explain what they're doing to you, and our representatives can help communicate on your behalf with insurance companies and other relevant parties. Our staff will work with you to get the job done as smoothly and quickly as possible, and we are open and welcome to any questions or requests.

SERVPRO of Elk Grove / E. Schaumburg / Itasca / Roselle is ready around the clock to respond to commercial flood damage to get you back in business. Call us at (847) 593-3055.