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Water in Your Basement or House? Call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in Your Basement or House?  Call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle If you discover water in your home after heavy rains or a storm, don’t let the damage worsen, call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle.

It could be a heavy rain or an overnight storm but whatever the cause, if you discover water in your basement or seeping into your home, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can respond and help.  Our crews are trained to determine the source of the water, fix the problem, then begin extracting water and repairing any damage to your home.

Water on the Floor, What do you do?

If you discover water in your home, SERVPRO can help you.  We respond to situations like this all of the time and know how to handle the problem and help you through a frustrating situation.  We work with your insurance provider and handle most of the troublesome questions.  Our trained team will identify the source and stop the cause of the water, professionally dry the impacted area, as well as repair any damaged property.  You don’t have to try to fix this on your own, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is a trusted restoration provider for water damage and floods.

For assistance with a water problem in your home, call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle at (630) 384-1040.

After a Fire, SERVPRO of Wheaton Glen Ellyn Has a Plan

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a Fire, SERVPRO of Wheaton Glen Ellyn Has a Plan Fire can completely destroy homes and buildings. If there is anything restorable, SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle will conduct the tests.

There are many things to consider following a fire. After personal safety, the structure, belongings and the recovery are all considered.  How do you proceed, what is saved, and what needs to be replaced?  When the smell of smoke and soot fills rooms it seems like things may never be the same.  They can and will be with the restoration procedures that SERVPRO has developed for fire damage recovery. 

Testing after a Fire

Whether you experience a small fire with smoke damage or a severe fire that all but destroys a structure, SERVPRO approaches each fire damage with a plan of action.  There are many steps but it all begins with a thorough evaluation and determination of the situation.  All furniture and items inside will be tested to determine what can be restored and what will have to be replaced.  This pretesting process helps determine the path to restoration.  Just one of the ways that SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle helps you after a fire.   

Commercial Restoration by SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration by SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle When large property damage happens at a commercial property, SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle delivers the experience and equipment you need.

Floods, fires and natural disasters can strike anywhere, including at a commercial business.  When a business is shut down from a water damage, fire, or other disaster, not being able to operate negatively impacts many lives.  Aside from the lost revenue and inability to make a product or deliver a service, employees and families are impacted by the inability to work and provide for a family.  It is imperative that businesses get up and running again as quickly as possible.  This is where a responsive and experienced team like SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle can be the difference in limiting business interruption.

Disaster Recovery Experience for Commercial Properties

The Large Loss division at SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle has been responding for years to commercial projects across the Midwest and throughout North America, including in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.  Our team is equipped to identify the best path forward to mitigate and restore quickly and properly in order to get a business open again as soon as possible.  When customers, owners, and employees are relying on a quick recovery, count on SERVPRO.

For Commercial Restoration, call SERVPRO of Wheaton/ Glen Ellyn/ Lisle at (630) 384-1040. 

Serving up Some Help from Water Damage at a Tennis Facility

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Serving up Some Help from Water Damage at a Tennis Facility Water Damage can happen anywhere, even a tennis court. SERVPRO can help

Water Damage can happen anywhere. Sometimes it can be a house, business, or a commercial facility that experiences a flood or damage from a storm with heavy rains.  Storm damage can happen anywhere, including at a tennis facility, as seen in the photo.  After a heavy storm blew through the area, many businesses experienced property and water damage, including a tennis and sport facility.

Water Can Damage Property in Many Ways

Aside from removing water and providing remediation to the buildings at this tennis center, SERVPRO was also asked to remove the excess water from the courts. It may seem somewhat frivolous to spend time pushing water off the courts, but when excess amounts of water sit on a tennis court, the pressure form the water can cause buckling and damage to the surface.  Our crews worked together to remove as much of the excess water as possible from the courts in the hopes of limiting or preventing damage.  And we did save the courts. Game. Set. Match.

Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can Repair the Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can Repair the Damage Flooding from Storm Damage can be repaired by SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle

Summer rain quickly turned into a storm.  Before long, a golf course was flooded and water rushed into the clubhouse. Water stood two feet high throughout the lower level, which houses employee dormitories, a member lounge, elevator shafts, and the country club wine cellar. Help was needed.

After the storm, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle was called and went to work. The water was pumped out and unsalvageable items were removed. Mitigation teams cut the wet drywall and began drying the facility. After the property was dried, the rebuild began, with construction teams restoring the property to its original state. New drywall, flooring, and trim was installed. Soon enough, the club was back to normal and the course resumed operations.

If your home or business experiences storm damage that results in flooding, water damage, or other property damage, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can help.

Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle responds to Commercial Property Damage

Commercial Property Damage

Property damage can happen anywhere.  Fires, floods, storm damage, or other types of damage can impact homes, as well as businesses and commercial property.  SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle regularly responds to water and fire damage in large, commercial buildings and businesses of all sizes.  If a commercial building or business experiences any form of damage to their operation, it is imperative to get the situation under control and up and running as quickly as possible. Each day not open or operating means that people can’t work, with business interruption having a profound impact on the local economy and beyond.  These are the situations when SERVPRO can help and restore damage quickly.

Responding to Fire, Flood, and other Damage

SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle responds to storm, fire, flood or other types of property damage and helps get your commercial building and/or business back up and running as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle has experience working on commercial projects, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools and Universities
  • Medical and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Manufacturing Operations and Food Plants
  • Commercial Office Buildings

Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle will respond to all storm damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle will respond to all storm damage If a storm has caused damage, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can respond with one truck or the 53’ disaster trailer.

Property Damage from a Storm

Some storms can deliver more than thunder and lightning. Summertime storms can bring powerful winds, heavy rains and severe damage to property. If your property is damaged from a storm, SERVPRO can help.  As 24-hour emergency restoration company that lives in the same area as you, we know when these storms happen and are prepared to respond.

Storm Damage at your Home or Business

Summer storms usually involve water damage, water in the basement, or rain entering a building through a damaged roof or window.  Aside from making sure everyone is safe (including pets), the next step is to stop any further damage from happening.  SERVPRO will provide temporary closures to any open areas before beginning remediation and restoration.  What does that mean?  We will remove any standing water and/or debris and start drying the property.  If there was damage to a roof, walls, windows or other parts of a structure, we can repair all damaged areas, from roofs to windows and carpet. 

Commercial to Residential Restoration After a Storm

As part of the national Disaster Recovery Team, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is fully prepared to respond in force to any size disaster, bringing all the people and equipment necessary, including our disaster trailer.  If the damage affected a portion of a living room, we will respond there as well.

If you have a water problem or wind has damaged your home or office, call SERVPRO.

Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle provides mold remediation for your home or office

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle provides mold remediation for your home or office When mold is discovered, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle will provide an assessment, containment and expert mold remediation

Discovering mold in your home or office can be alarming.  If mold is discovered, you can contact SERVPRO for an assessment before taking any action.  First things first, do not attempt to clean, scrub or disturb mold, as the spores will easily distribute into the air.  If you have fans or an open window nearby blowing in the area, turn it off or eliminate any breezes.  Mold spreads easily and by scrubbing it or allowing wind to reach the affected area, the spores will simply move to another area. 

Removing Mold from the House or Office

Calling a mold remediation expert like SERVPRO will allow for a number of actions to take place. The first thing we do is find the source of the mold.  There may be a leak, a water or moisture source that contributed to the mold growth.  Our trained mold technicians will find the source, eliminate further damage, assess the situation, contain the existing problem and remove the mold.  Also, we will professionally clean the affected areas and contents, as well as provide air filtration and provide any restoration, if needed.

What to do with Mold

If you find mold in the house or office, again, here are a few tips on what to do (and what not to do):

  • Do not touch or scrub mold
  • Turn off any fans or blowing air (HVAC)
  • Do not spray any bleach or chemicals on the mold
  • Do not try to dry the area or use any heaters (you will spread spores)
  • Call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle

Water in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle helps when you have water trouble in your home or office

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle helps when you have water trouble in your home or office If you have standing water, flood damage, or other water issues in your home or office, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can help.

Water damage is a common occurrence in homes and buildings.  You may experience an event with water from a heavy rain, flooding in the area, a broken sprinkler head, or even from an over-flowing toilet.  Whatever the cause of the water problem, SERVPRO can help.  Water damage is not to be taken lightly, as water can cause damage to flooring, wood trim, drywall and other parts of a structure. When water is standing in a basement, rooms, or even in a bathroom, it seeps into crevices and travels under flooring, trim and baseboards.  If not properly dried, that water can create irreparable damage, even cause mold.  Of course, the amount of water needs to be something beyond a common spill, although even a small, steady leak that is not stopped and dried can create big problems.

When to contact SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle for water damage repairs and drying:

  • Standing water in the basement
  • Flood water has entered the house or building
  • Visible damage to a window, door or walls, with water pooling in areas
  • Roof damage that has allowed wind driven rain to enter the structure
  • Sewer water or other plumbing backup
  • A long-term leak has been discovered

If there is a question of whether water can be damaging your home or building, SERVPRO professionals are trained at identifying and surveying the damage any water may have created.  Most importantly, we can remove the water and clean, dry, and professionally repair water damage.

After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle Area

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle Area Damaged by a fire, this smoke and soot covered wall was cleaned by the SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle team.

When a fire erupted in a residential apartment building in the Wheaton area of Illinois, the local fire department responded immediately, extinguishing the fire. The fire and smoke damage displaced many families, and created a massive clean-up effort for SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle.

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire burned inside 2 units of a large apartment building, creating heavy structural damage. All told, residents from a total of 12 units were impacted and suddenly without a home. The fire and smoke damage was present throughout nearly all of the units adjacent to where the fire took place. There was also water inside several apartments from the fire department’s response, coupled with smoke smell and soot covering the walkways and stairwells, making the entire building uninhabitable for residents. After this fire took place, SERVPRO was called to assist in the immediate cleanup and mitigation from the fire damaged structure. 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire created structural damage in two units, but heavy smoke damage and soot covered walls, furniture and personal belongings in many of the adjoining units. Outside of the living areas, the signs of fire were found throughout the building.  Smoke and soot damage covered brick walls up and down staircases.  As part of the cleanup, SERVPRO was called in to clean the charred walls and restore the appearance of the building.  Using a combination of commercial cleaning materials and steam cleaning, SERVPRO crews performed a thorough cleaning of all the damaged segments of the brick walls, removing all traces of the smoke and soot damage, making the brick and the fire damage “Like it never even happened.”