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Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup  and Restoration! This flooded basement was caused by a recent storm.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall.


Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and


are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your


Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe basement could flood, including: 


? A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe


? Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home


? Storm sewer backup


? Sanitary sewer backup


? Foundation drainage failure


? Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure


? And many more


Have Questions about Basement Flooding?


Call Today – 847-498- 8889


If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and


cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the


problem will get.


The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s


integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe and let our


trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of


hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.


We are Flooded Basement Specialists:


? We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week


? We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies


? We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About


? Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques


? We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards


? Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help


847-498- 8889

Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect  Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation

throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores

which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

? Stay out of affected areas.

? Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

? Contact SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

? Don’t touch or disturb the mold.

? Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.

? Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.

? Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in

fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals

that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly

and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 847-498- 8889

When Storms or Floods hit Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe, SERVPRO is ready!

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe.

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. 

Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its

pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right

resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further

damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe, we can scale our resources to handle a large

storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650

Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located

throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-498- 8889

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Home

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your  Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection,

Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry

and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the

right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to- date on the latest changes in

the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration

to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration

Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference

guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.

These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field:

manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and

public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field

changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must

evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of

residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is

highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in

continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility

to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to

restore your property.

For Immediate Service in Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe, Call SERVPRO

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe provides 24-hour emergency service and is

dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe. We can respond

immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning

needs.

? 24-Hour Emergency Service

? Faster to Any-Sized Disaster

? Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

? A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

? Locally Owned and Operated

? Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 847-498- 8889

Residential Services

Whether your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe home needs emergency flood damage or your

upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and

restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential

services:

? Water Damage Restoration

? Fire Damage Restoration

? Mold Remediation

? Storm Damage Restoration

? Cleaning Services

? Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your

Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of

lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency

restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained

technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

Commercial Services Page

? Commercial Water Damage Restoration

? Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Restoring Your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Commercial Property After A Water  Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe commercial properties are

often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.

Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we

work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances,

normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique

Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to

fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand

that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an

emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help

you need.

About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe

SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of

commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in

property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training

facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the

knowledge to restore your property.

Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
  • Different Types of Smoke

    There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

    Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
  • Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 
  • Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

    Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

    Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
    Call Us Today – (847) 498-8889

    Northbook/Wheeling/Glencoe 4 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

    8/4/2016 (Permalink)


    SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


    We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
    Call Today – (847) 498-8889


    We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe  has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


    What to Expect


    When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.


    Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:


  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

  • About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe


    SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

    Faster to your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe Water Damage Event

    8/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

    Faster To Any Size Disaster

    Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - (847) 498-8889

    Water Damage Timeline

    Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
  • Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.
  • 48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
  • More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
  • About SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe

    SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

    We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

    8/4/2016 (Permalink)

    A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more
  • Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

    Call Today – (847) 498-8889

    If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

    The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

    We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
  • Basement Flooded?  Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (847) 498-8889